As you well know, buying a house is serious business. Whether you are looking to buy a newly built home or a fixer upper, a home and property inspection is one of the most important steps in the process. A professional property inspector in Wayzata will come out to your potential home for a thorough evaluation and it’s important to know some of the most common problems to be found. As the trusted area property inspector, AmeriSpec has put together our list of issues to keep in mind and what to look for when conducting your home search.
Because house fires caused by faulty electrical wiring are so common, this is one of the most important areas we cover. In general, modern homes have an ample supply of power and electrical outlets and older homes do not. This can result in DIY homeowners running extension cords from room-to-room which is not safe.
Another common electrical problem found in all ages of homes is exposed electrical wires. Any wire that is exposed is susceptible to physical damage. Open splice wiring is also common in attics, garages etc. and must be corrected by a licensed electrician.
Lower Level Water
A property inspector service does its due diligence when inspecting a home’s lower level. Often, a lower level’s true water leakage potential is hidden during an inspection for a number of different reasons. But, there are a few hints that your lower level could have some water issues, including the following and more:
- Rust stains
- Staining around floor cracks
- Water bugs
- Stained wood
A property inspector takes this component of the house seriously. As the roofing material ages, it lends itself to water intrusion and can lead to expensive repairs or even replacement. If a roofing material is improperly installed, it can lead to premature aging. Also, any signs of previous substandard repairs should be a warning sign that water may have been leaking into the property.
Our property inspector will know what to look for no matter what material the roof is made of; from asphalt to wood to slate and will be able to properly evaluate the condition of the roof.
And these are just a few of the most common issues that arise during a home inspection. Are you interested in learning more about a property inspector for your Wayzata home? Contact us or call us at AmeriSpec Home Inspection Service at 952-854-5110, or you can Contact Us.