When a selling a home the last thing you want is for a home inspector to come in and provide a list of issues you need to fix. You never want an inspection report with a number of different fails that can reduce the value of the home and discourage buyers. For those who are considering selling their home, JMark Inspections would like to share some of the common inspection fails and why you will want to have the home inspected before listing your home. There are a number of different elements to every home. However, some of the most essential elements to your home can be in a state of serious damage or is in need of repair. Here are some of the common elements or components to a home that home inspectors discover which fails inspection.
It may come as no surprise that a number of issues can affect the condition or state of the roof. The roof is exposed to rain, wind, UV rays, debris, and animals. When a home inspector is doing an inspection, often the roof reveals a number of different issues. One of the most common problems discovered on an inspection is roof leaks. The leaks can be due to missing shingles or roofing tile, damaged flashing, or from the HVAC system. Leaks can weaken the roof internal structure and allow mold to develop. Roof issues can affect the exterior and interior part of the roof including the attic.
A home will have a foundation which the rest of the home is built on. When there is an issue with the foundation it can affect the entire home. Concrete foundations can shift and develop large cracks or become severely uneven from tree roots. When there are cracks it can allow pests such as termites and ants to invade the home. Additionally, water can seep from the cracks. When the floor is uneven, it can lead to a number of different problems including structural issue.
When there is a structural issue such as mold, wood rot, or pest damage the home is at major risk. When the home’s main supports are weakened, the home can collapse. During a home inspection, an inspector will check the home structure to see if the home is properly supported. If mold, wood rot or pest damage is discovered, it is considered a serious issue requiring major renovations.
During a home inspection the electrical system may prove to be a problem. Electrical codes are forever evolving and codes are being updated. A common problem for older homes is that the electrical system is no longer up to code. The failure to update the home’s electrical system is a major flaw. Electrical system will need to be updated often before you can even put your home up for sale. An inspector will also look for any physical signs of damage and electrical safety concerns.
Another common issue discovered during a home inspection is the plumbing system. A plumbing system with leaky or damaged piping is a concern. The drainage system is also tested and many will reveal clogs. Leaky faucets is another major issue that can reduce the value of the home.
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Before listing your home, having a home inspection can reveal a number of issues that can reduce the value of the home. You do not want to discover inspection fails from a buyer’s inspection. To ensure your home is in perfect condition to guarantee a sale as well as the value of the home, contact JMark Inspections today.