Electrical

Most common in older homes, electrical issues can be found in many newer homes as well. Electrical hazards come in many forms; such as ungrounded outlets, improper wiring, deficiencies in the condition of the wiring insulation, inadequate equipment clearances, etc.

 

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Foundation

Settled or cracked slab foundations and improper support of pier and beam foundations can lead to other structural problems over time. Below are some items that you should be aware of when evaluating a home’s foundation structure.

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Heating,Ventilation, & Air Conditioning

Most HVAC components are typically in need of routine maintenance (new return air filters or coil cleaning). Other issues can include inadequate vent clearances to combustibles, improper combustion air and conditioned/heated air loss or leakage.

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Roofing

Problems with roofing materials are one of the most common defects found during a home inspection. Usually, most of the defects found don’t necessarily mean the roof needs to be replaced, but rather that it is simply in need of repair in order to perform properly.

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Plumbing and Water Heaters

Many water heaters and plumbing fixtures are typically not installed in accordance with local plumbing codes. Safety issues can exist along with the potential for major water leaks and damage to the structure.

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Roof Structures & Attics

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