When you get ready to sell your home, it isn’t uncommon for there to be minor repairs that need to be made in your house. Sometimes, there will be a windowpane that needs to be fixed or other minor repairs and flaws. However, if there are major problems, there is a chance that it could derail the home inspection and end up putting a halt to your plans at a quick sell. JMark Inspections is here to talk about some of the problems that can come up in a home inspection and cause it to fail.
Can You Fail a Home Inspection?
Following is a list of things that could potentially come up during a routine home inspection and lead to a failed inspection.
– Roof: If the roof is failing or about to fail, it could end up causing problems in a home inspection. No one wants to buy a home that has a roof on its last leg.
– Drainage: If the surface grading around the outside of your home isn’t right, it can cause big problems with your foundation because of poor draining. If there is evidence that there are drainage issues, you want to have them fixed right away.
– Foundation: Having a problem with the foundation of your home is a big one. This can end up costing a significant amount of money to have it fixed. If there are signs of foundation trouble, the home will surely fail inspection.
– Plumbing: There are several things that can go wrong with the plumbing system. Whether it’s broken pipe, water heater issue or backed up sewer, you could potentially be looking at a large sum of money to get it fixed and most buyers won’t want to foot that bill.
– Pest Infestations: Wood destroying insects can also do a number on your home if they go unnoticed. A home inspection can often uncover damaged caused by termites that will fail the inspection.
– Mold: Mold is another issue that can cause a big problem in a home inspection and for your health. Most of the time, if you have mold in your home, you can smell it.
– HVAC: To replace an air conditioning or a furnace, you are looking at around $10,000 to do it. For this reason, if there are issues with the furnace or AC, it will fail the home inspection.
– Electrical Wiring: If the wiring in your home isn’t right, the entire home is at risk of an electrical fire. If there is aluminum wiring in your home, the inspection will fail.
– Structural: Structural damage can be costly to repair or replace, which means that any signs of structural issue will end up with a failed home inspection.