A home inspection is necessary if you want to establish the condition of a home and know the cost of repairs. You would need to do this if you are buying or selling a house. Home inspectors will usually provide a neutral and informed perspective of the condition of the home you are about to buy or sell. It’s important that you know what problems home inspectors usually find so that you can make the necessary repairs, especially if you are selling a house.

Roofing Problems

Roof damage is one of the most costly things to repair in a home. Home inspectors should be licensed and experienced professionals who are able to detect any major and minor issues. After the inspection has been done and a problem has been detected, then the seller of the home is responsible for repairs before they can sell. The condition of the roof will often depend on the material it is made from.

Termite Problems

These small insects can destroy the entire structure of a house if not detected early enough and dealt with. Some of the warning signs of termite damage include damage to wood items and leftover wings. Mud tubes are also another common sign. If you have these signs, then you need to get in touch with pest control to deal with the issues before it worsens.

Water and Plumbing Problems

Plumbing issues range from old leaking drain pipes to failing water heaters and leaking fixtures. If you have fungus and mold in the house, then you probably have a water leakage somewhere. Cracks in the ceiling and floor are also other indicators of plumbing defects.

Electrical Problems

Electrical problems may result from water and plumbing problems as the two are often related. Some electrical issues include faulty, outdated and missing wiring. If there are electrical wires that are damaged or exposed, this is another sign of electrical damage in the house.

Grade Sloping Back into the Home

If water drains back into the house, then this could create major drainage issues, especially during wet seasons of the year. It can also lead to more serious problems like the movement of the foundation of the house and become a major risk to the inhabitants of the house. Two main ways to know if a house has foundation movement is flooring that is out of level or gaps on top of closed doors.

These are some of the major issues that a home inspector will raise with you after conducting a home inspection. If you are selling a house, you could look out for the signs described above so you have an idea of how much it will cost you to repair the house before you sell it.

 

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