Standard home inspections have the potential to uncover a vast amount of problems with any property, but some are more common than others. Even if a property seems perfect on the outside, there could be a long list of issues that you may only find out about after the inspection is complete. While obviously not true in every case, going in prepared may soften the blow in case any of these problems come up during your next inspection.
While the exact issues a house may have largely depending on how old it is, many properties tend to have problems with faulty wiring. This may be because the system is outdated and has never been upgraded, repaired, or replaced since the original owner moved in. Not only can electrical wiring issues be a nuisance, but they can often pose a safety threat. This is definitely something you will want to have fixed before moving in.
Common house problems don’t stop there. Many home inspections tend to uncover defects with both the heating or cooling systems. Of course, plumbing issues are also common, which can lead to costly repairs depending on the exact nature of the problem.
Sometimes the existing owner knows about these issues, and sometimes they don’t. In many cases, there may be a pest infestation, mold, or various types of structural damage that nobody knows about. An inspection is an essential step in the home buying process, because spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a property that needs costly repairs is never ideal.
These are just some of the most common problems that are uncovered during home inspections. For more property inspection tips and news, keep checking back with our blog!