Frequently Found Problems in Home Inspections
The feeling of buying a new home can be exhilarating, but also terrifying. Once the initial rush of searching through different property listings and touring different homes with a real estate agent has ended, there are few important steps to keep in mind.
It can be easy to fall in love with a particular house at first glance and start dreaming of the future before ever stepping foot inside, but nobody wants to get stuck with a resource sinkhole that they just can’t escape from.
Having a thorough home inspection conducted as part of the home buying process is a great way to get a clear idea of various problems that could be easy to miss during a simple walkthrough. By learning about any potential problems before the deal has been finalized, there is an opportunity to decide on a course of action.
Whether that means requesting repair work, lowering the overall price of the property, or even looking for a new home altogether depends on what kinds of problems are discovered. No home is ever perfect though, and certain issues are uncovered surprisingly often during home inspections in Texas.
The team here at 1st Choice Home Inspections has gathered together several of the most frequently discovered problems that our experienced professionals deal with during routine inspections to help people get a better idea of what to look out for.
1) Wiring and Electrical Problems
Electrical problems are one of the most frequent offenders to be uncovered during a professional inspection. From highly outdated wiring and poorly designed junction and fuse boxes, our team has uncovered a whole variety of problems in homes across North Texas.
In some cases, the wiring and electrical issues are not an immediate problem, but other times they can put the home at an increased risk of possible electrical fires.
With the recent development of so much new technology for homes and the potential dangers that come with working on electrical systems, it is always recommended to work with a licensed technician to address any potential problems or concerns.
2) Problems with Roofing
For most homeowners, the condition of the roof is something they don’t spend much time thinking about. The reality is though, the roof of a home is one of the most important, and potentially most expensive features of a home.
Making sure that the roof of a home is well-taken care of can mean the difference between a good night’s sleep and an unexpected leak that causes damage to the interior of the home. With the unpredictable weather in North Texas, including heat, wind, and rain that can contribute to the wear and tear that a roof goes through, it can be easy to overlook potential problems without the right training.
If a home inspection reveals any problems with the roof of a property, it is always a good idea to get a clear understanding of the situation and take action to get it repaired before the situation gets any worse.
3) A Faulty HVAC System
For many homeowners across North Texas, one of the most common problems to deal with each year is the overwhelming heat. As a team of professional home inspectors, we can say without a doubt that poorly maintained heating and cooling systems in a home is also one of the most common concerns we find in a home.
When living in Texas, especially during the summer, it is essential to have an HVAC system that is in good shape. A professional inspection is an effective way to learn about any problems with the heating and cooling systems in a home and to get a clear idea of the potential costs that might be needed to get everything back into working order.
Replacing an air conditioning unit and other parts of the HVAC system in a home can quickly get expensive, but during the blistering hot months of a Texas summer, it is practically impossible to survive without a system in good working order.
Trust the Professionals to Save Time and Money
Along with these common issues, several other potential problems can frequently be found during a home inspection, including bad plumbing, poor ventilation, foundation problems, and more. To make sure that you’re not stuck with a home that will cost an arm and a leg to repair, it is always important to work with a professional to get a clear understanding of any concerns you might have to deal with.
At 1st Choice Home Inspections, our team of highly-trained professionals have years of industry experience and a knack for spotting problems that can have a direct impact on the quality of life of homeowners in North Texas. To learn more about the services we offer or schedule an inspection for your property, be sure to contact us today!