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5 Most Common Problems Found During a Home Inspection June 13, 2018

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5 Most Common Problems Found During a Home Inspection, Evergreen, Colorado

When you buy property, you inherit everything — the good, the bad, and unfortunately, sometimes the ugly. Before moving forward with an offer, it’s critical to have a home inspection to uncover what lies beneath the surface. While minor issues can give you leverage to negotiate cost, others will be a sign to walk away. To help you prepare for what’s to come, Orson Hill Realty has shared five of the most common problems found during home inspections.

6 Common Issues Home Inspections Will Uncover

1. Structural Problems

Often, when you’re looking to buy property, major fundamental issues will signify that it’s time to walk away. Left unaddressed, they’ll affect the home’s integrity and compromise the foundation. They have a number of causes, from poor construction to subpar building materials, to overall age. Typical symptoms include cracks in the walls, stubborn windows, and gaps in the floor. If there’s cause for concern, have a structural engineer assess the home, so you’re not faced with emergency renovation projects upon moving in.

2. Roofing Issues

One of the most disheartening things to hear about after a home inspection is a damaged roof. Among the costliest projects homeowners are faced with, a compromised roof can spell disaster for the interior and exterior of the home. This issue is especially problematic in older homes, as roofing material will become damaged with age. It is also a concern in the case of an improperly installed roof, as this can expedite the aging process and require an immediate replacement.

3. Faulty Wiring

buy propertyAnother common issue that may arise when you’re looking to buy property is defective wiring. The culprit of many house fires, wiring problems are typically the result of improper or undersized wiring or when two electrical circuits are attached at a single breaker. This issue may give you negotiating flexibility, and it’s one that can be swiftly resolved by a professional electrician.

4. Poor Drainage

Another prevalent home issue is poor drainage. In the event of precipitation, water needs to drain away from the property line via roof gutters and downspouts. A clogged or damaged drainage system can cause water intrusion, whereby water builds up in the home causing damage and potentially the formation of mold. Fortunately, drainage is a simple issue to solve.

5. Poor Ventilation

Another issue is that of poor ventilation, which is typically the result of poorly functioning bathroom or kitchen vent fans. When air isn’t properly circulated, there’s the potential for water intrusion, leading to mold and deterioration. A correctly installed fan can eliminate this and can give you some flexibility during a negotiation.

6.  Well Test

Well Problems are common in the Denver Foothills. A well inspection will find issues with low flow and potability issues.. The flow rate is important to make sure you and your family don’t run out of water. The potability is important because you need to make sure the water is suitable for drinking.

If you’re ready to buy property, put your trust in Orson Hill Realty, in Evergreen, CO. This trusted residential real estate agency has helped clients with everything from selling property to locating their dream houses for sale. To speak with an expert realtor today, call (303) 835-9895 or visit their website for more information.

If you’re ready to buy property, put your trust in Orson Hill Realty, in Evergreen, CO. This trusted residential real estate agency has helped clients with everything from selling property to locating their dream houses for sale. To speak with an expert realtor today, call (303) 835-9895 or visit their website for more information.

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