Typical Major Defects In a Home Inspection Report:
Before we begin this section, keep in mind what may be "major" defect to you may not be a major defect to others. So the word itself varies from client to client. For example an electrician may find electrical issues as not a big deal, while you may see it as a safety concern. Obviously I cannot cover all issues, i would probably develop carpel tunnel and you as the reader would get tired of reading after a while. So I am just going to point out a few areas of concern that our home inspectors have seen out in the field. I will start from the top, the roof.
Draining The Evaporative Cooler Onto The Roof
Furnace/Heating System Issues When Placed In The Attic:
Again, these are just a couple of common "major" defects we find out in the field performing our home inspections. Also, keep in mind if you are a roofer, HVAC technician or a general contractor these may not be such a big deal to you. Most people however are not qualified to make the necessary repairs. We encourage always using a qualified, licensed contractor to do any repairs or replacments that may be deemed needed.
Typical Maintenance Issues Found to Help Understanding A Home Inspection Report:
Now we will be covering areas that are considered to be typical maintenance, normal wear and tear. These are the issues which should not necessarily be negotiated during the real estate transaction. Owning a home, just like owning a car means routine maintenance work. A home is no different. Keep this in mind. Again, I have seen several deals fall through because a potential home buyer sees these pictures and there understanding of a home inspection report may be overly exaggerated. So, take these concerns with a grain of salt as more of FYI and informational.
These are just a few issues to help with understanding a home inspection report. If you have any questions or would like more information please feel free to contact EC Home Inspections at 559-512-0197 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org