Common Problems Found in Home Inspections

Common Problems Found in Home Inspections
Buying a home is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. That’s why homebuyers should have any property they’re thinking of purchasing thoroughly inspected by a licensed professional inspector. Read on to learn more about potential issues with your new home that will cost you time, money and headaches if they’re not addressed promptly.

Faulty wiring
While some wiring issues are minor, others can cause an electrical fire, putting your home and your family at risk. Don’t chance it – hire a professional home inspector to check it out. Pro tip: the pre-1960s “knob and tube” style of wiring is particularly at risk for electrical fire.

Damp basements

Moist, airless basements can be a hotbed for harmful black mold. Black mold can also indicate more serious issues, like a cracked foundation or plumbing flaws.

Roof damage
Curling shingles or water damage on the ceiling likely mean that the roof is in need of costly repairs.

Foundation issues
If you hear this one from your inspector, don’t continue. Foundation issues can be so expensive it’s often not worthwhile to purchase the home. Mike Lyons, Quicken Loans vice president of operations, says: “If a home inspector puts a golf ball down on one side of the house and it rolls to the other side, then you need to walk away.”

Premium Home Inspections has offered high-quality home inspection services in southeast Michigan since 2008. We’re locally owned and operated, and we take time to do the job right. Give us a call today at 586-441-9941 to find out more!