As a home inspection company near Wayzata, we have inspected thousands of houses and properties. All houses are different, of course, but we often find certain problems more often than others. Here is a brief rundown of the types of problems that we find the most often.
Electrical System Problems
Many house fires could have possibly been avoided with the right wiring and electrical systems. Wiring needs to be done according to certain legal standards and codes, so it is imperative that your new house’s electrical system is done according to those standards. An inspector from our home inspection company will come to the house and take a very close look at the electrical system to ensure everything is as it should be. We will make sure there are not any exposed wires that could cause problems. We will also make sure that all spliced wires were done up to code. If we find anything wrong with the house’s electrical system, that will be included in your report.
Sloping and Grading Problems
The ground around the house needs to be situated in such a way that it slopes away from the house. This ensures rainwater and snow drain away from your home and not into the basement or foundation. If water gets into the basement or foundation, this can cause a variety of problems like mold and mildew, a cracked foundation and more. A house inspector from our home inspection company will take a look at the grading to make sure it is correct. There are also some other telltale signs that you can keep an eye out for: a floor that is visibly sloped or windows that are out of square.
Roofing Material Problems
A house’s roof is sometimes one of the most forgotten parts of it, even though it’s one of the biggest and most visible parts. Sometimes, the only problem with the roof is a missing shingle or two. Other times, there could be a much larger problem like a roof that is leaking or is in need of a replacement. Either way, our home inspector will take a close look and let you know if there are any problems.
Would you like to learn more about our home inspection company near Wayzata? Call AmeriSpec Home Inspection Service at 952-854-5110, or you can Contact Us.