Issues a Home Inspector may find in the home you are buying!
A home inspector’s job is to find all problems associated with the home you are going to purchase. Most of the items that an inspector can find are easily fixable and can be repaired before you buy!
A home inspector can inspect for pests and termite infestation. Termites can destroy the wood frame of the home and cause damage to the integrity of the structure. If the inspector calls out a possible termite or pest infestation, call a pest control company to eradicate the situation.
Roof damage can be costly to the buyer if its not found during the initial home inspection. If roof damage IS found by the home inspector, it is the sellers responsibility to fix and correct this issue with a licensed contractor. Water stains, loose or missing shingles and damaged flashing are all indicators there may be an issue with the integrity of the roof.
Foundation cracks can indicate major issues to the structure’s strength and integrity. These cracks can be filled and repaired. However, you need an inspector to know how bad the cracks are and in=f a structural engineer may be needed for further evaluation.
Electrical is a major component that should be inspected by a qualified inspector who knows what to look for, to call out faulty electrical wiring. Boxes that are over wired, double tapped, or have stored items in front of the panel, can all cause electrical problems and eventually cause a fire hazard.
All of the items above can be corrected and fixed by the seller of the home, BEFORE you buy it. If you hire a qualified home inspector such as National Building Inspections, all of the items and more will be inspected and noted to the home buyer to make sure they are fixed as to not cause additional issues down the road. Call us for your inspection today!
Written by: Kristin Butcher