Home Inspection Realities: 5 Top Issues Identified

Whether you are a buyer or seller, a home inspection will make you take a pause as you weigh the implications of the report on your real estate transaction. While we know there is no such thing as passing or failing an inspection, there are limits to what a buyer is willing to take on. You can trust the experts at GreenLInk Home Inspections to identify problems with your potential home, ranging from minor issues to significant safety concerns. Let’s review five of the most common issues we uncover in our home inspections.

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1. Roofing Problems

Roofing problems are common in home inspections, but they aren’t always serious. Sometimes, a missing shingle or two can be easily resolved by a roofing company. The problem becomes more concerning if there are several missing or damaged shingles, evidence of a leak, or the roof is improperly installed. 

2. HVAC Problems 

The heating and cooling system is one of the most important components of a home. If it’s malfunctioning or nearing the very end of its lifespan, that can become an urgent situation in extreme temperatures. HVAC issues are something we see in home inspections that need to be resolved quickly and taken into consideration in the negotiation.

3. Electrical Problems 

If there’s one thing you don’t want to risk, it’s living in a home with an unsafe electrical system. This could be caused by faulty or outdated wiring, overloaded circuits, or a system that generally does not meet the current electrical code. Many electrical issues would deem the home unsafe for occupancy until the seller resolves them.

4. Plumbing Problems

Another common home inspection finding is plumbing problems can result in costly repairs. Even if the home just has a minor leak, that needs to be addressed quickly. Potential buyers should always consider what issues they are willing to inherit in their new home and what will be a deal breaker.

5. Structural Problems 

Structural issues, such as with the foundation or framing, are among the most important items we discover during home inspections. In fact, we are often referred by other home inspectors and real estate agents to evaluate potential structural concerns. Our expert has decades of engineering experience and can analyze and prepare reports about these issues.

Schedule Your Home Inspection 

GreenLInk Home Inspections understands that knowledge is power and will provide the facts you need before making the biggest investment in your life. We have assessed thousands of houses in our 20 years of home inspection experience. Contact us today at (516) 774-4565 to schedule an inspection or request a quote. We serve residents in Suffolk County, Nassau County, Seaford, Massapequa, and Merrick.