No matter how much you may fall in love with the home you intend to buy, no home is perfect and free from flaws. Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you will ever make, and you will have to rely on an inspector to evaluate the condition of the home and present their findings in a report. At Burgess Inspections, Inc., we have evaluated almost 40,000 homes and have definitely seen some recurring problems. Let’s take a look at five of the most common issues that our inspectors have identified in home inspections.
1. Electrical Problems
It’s common for an inspector to discover faulty or outdated wiring when evaluating a home’s electrical system. Any electrical problems are a safety issue that must be resolved before you move into the house.
2. Plumbing Issues
Your home inspector will be able to determine if there are leaks, clogs, or other issues with the plumbing system. We certainly see a lot of flaws with the plumbing in homes, and sellers don’t always even realize they have an issue.
3. Hidden Water Damage
Speaking of plumbing issues, it’s not uncommon for us to find water damage in a home using our special tools that detect moisture. We’ve seen water damage that homeowners didn’t know they had, which could lead to mold growth or even structural damage.
4. Structural Concerns
Some of the most unsafe, and not to mention costly, flaws in a home can be difficult to detect without the proper tools and expertise. Our inspectors have uncovered structural issues, like cracks in the foundation, that need to be addressed before the real estate transaction can proceed.
5. HVAC System Problems
It’s not common for an inspector to discover hidden issues in a home’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system. The inspector will be able to identify any inefficiencies, deferred repairs, or improper installations.
Schedule a Home Inspection
Burgess Inspections understands that it’s only wise to purchase a home after you know its true condition. Once you have the facts in your home inspection report, you can make an informed decision. Contact us today at (844) 804-9219 to request a free quote or schedule your inspection online. We serve Richmond, Gloucester, West Point, Henrico County, and Chesterfield County, as well as Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Staunton, Waynesboro, and Lexington.