3 Red Flags That A Home Inspection Might Uncover

When you are nearing the finish line of closing on your new home, the last thing you want is for the inspection to unearth major issues with the house. However, it’s important to make sure that your potential new home is safe and won’t cost you dearly in unforeseen future repairs. GreenLInk Home Inspections is a premier Long Island provider of home inspection and engineering services, and we have inspected thousands of homes in the area since 2004. Let’s go over three red flags that we sometimes will find with homes, and which may signify costly repairs for you after the closing if they aren’t addressed.

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1. Structural Issues

Structural issues such as foundation and framing concerns are among the most important items noted during home inspections. At GreenLInk Home Inspections, we are frequently referred by many home inspectors and real estate agents to assess potential structural concerns. As professional engineers with decades of experience in this area, we are well-versed in analyzing these issues and preparing reports for clients on these concerns.

2. Water Damage 

Homes that have sustained water damage may end up with cracks in the foundation which can lead to structural damage. If you live in a flood zone, then you are at an even higher risk for structural damage from water. GreenLInk Home Inspections offers flood zone inspections and elevation certificates for the many Long Island residents who own flood zone property. With our engineering expertise, you will also have access to other solutions we can offer your home.

3. Electrical Problems

Older homes often have issues and potential safety hazards lurking in their electrical systems, especially if they aren’t old enough to have been completely renovated in recent years. Old electrical wiring poses a fire risk, especially if the home has a problem with rodents. Electrical issues should not be ignored, and depending on how extensive they are, can be costly to fix. You also don’t want to rely on an inexperienced or low-cost inspector when you are trusting them to uncover potential safety issues.

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You can trust the years of experience and professional expertise that GreenLInk brings to the table. We have had the opportunity to train home inspectors from all over the country, as we also provide new construction inspections, pre-listing inspections, termite inspections, commercial inspections, and more to our valued customers. Contact us today at (516) 774-4565 to go ahead and schedule your inspection, or to request a quote. We serve residents in Suffolk County, Nassau County, Seaford, Massapequa, and Merrick.