Hidden HotSpots Essential to Any Home Inspection

Just as home inspections are an essential part of purchasing a home, there are essential hotspots to cover in each inspection. Problems often hide in these areas and issues are best caught sooner than later.

Here at AmeriSpec, we specialize in home inspections for Anoka and the surrounding areas and would like to tell you a little more about the most common problems found in these home inspection hot spots. 

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First of all, it is important to understand that no home is perfect and that your home inspector will likely have some findings. And, there are certain issues uncovered frequently during home inspections. Here are just a few of the most common issues found during a typical inspection:

Electrical. Older homes that feature outdated wiring may not be able to keep up with all of the electronics of today. And sometimes, haphazard measures are taken by previous owners, placing a dangerous load on the existing electrical system. A home inspection may discover such issues or even recommend an additional inspection by an electrician.

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Plumbing. Outdated plumbing is very common in older homes and can lead to problems like clogs, leaks and weak water pressure, all of which a home inspection could uncover.

Roofing. Many homeowners don’t take it upon themselves to have their roof inspected on a regular basis. But a home inspection can find damaged shingles, flashing, the incursion of pests, or other issues you should be aware of.

Drainage. This one is often not at top-of-mind for buyers but it’s an important one. Ideally, water should run away from your home. When poor drainage conditions exist, standing water can accumulate or water can run toward the home, collecting around the foundation. Some lots aren’t properly graded from the beginning while others suffer from erosion. 

And, these are just some of the most important areas of any home inspection. Do you want more information about a home inspection in Anoka? Call us at AmeriSpec Home Inspection Service at 952-854-5110, or you can Contact Us.