Skipping the home inspection is never a good idea. After a home inspection issues are going to arise. There are common issues that will show up in your home inspection reports, normal wear and tear. Certain issues will come back on your home inspection report and you’ll be you want to be ready to hire experts to evaluate the damage. What you don’t want to show up on your inspection report are the items below:

  • Structural issues. Structural issues are seen in the attic or crawlspace. The structural elements of the home are the foundation, crawlspace, Slab or basement, framing, groove, and walls. Repairs for structural damage can range in costs. The costs are driven by the severity and area to be repaired.
  • Roof. Roof issues arise when a roof is at the end of its life. A roof with loosened or broken shingles. Also, exposed nail heads, incorrect flashing, dry-rotted rubber boots around the chimney, and vents pipes to name a few.
  • Plumbing. Plumbing issues can span in severity from a leaking faucet to the whole house plumbing system needing repair replacement. Leaks that have been active for some time can lead to additional problems like flooring, subfloor rot, and mold.
  • Electrical. Older homes especially those constructed in the 70s can have faulty, outdated, or out-of-code wiring. Loose outlets and flickering lights are cause for concern and faulty wiring can pose a significant danger.
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