The most common repairs needed after a home inspection include: Roofing issues: leaks, missing shingles, full replacement needs.
Electrical: not up to code, frayed wiring.
Plumbing: leaking pipes, too small pipes, failing/non-working water heaters.
What fixes are mandatory after a home inspection?
Common seller repairs after home inspection
- Major electrical issues that are safety or code issues.
- Plumbing, drainage, sewer, septic, or water issues (or well water issues, if applicable)
- Mold or water damage.
- HVAC problems that affect home comfort.
- Leaking roofs or missing shingles.
- Termite and pest damage.
What can make you fail a home inspection?
Here are some examples of ways that a home could fail an inspection:
- Moisture in the Basement: Water intrusion is a possibility in most basements simply because they are below ground level.
- HVAC Problems: HVAC systems are the source of many problems uncovered by home inspectors.
What should I be worried about a home inspection?
Some of the major home inspection items worth addressing are:
- Termites or other wood destroying insects.
- Wildlife infestation like bats or squirrels in the attic.
- Major drainage or on going water problems.
- Mold problems.
- Elevated Radon levels above EPA suggested levels.
- Major electrical defects that cause safety issues.
What should a seller expect from a home inspection?
What to check
- Check electrical outlets for hazards.
- Inspect heating and air conditioning.
- Test appliances (stove, dishwasher, washer, dryer)
- Make sure the seller has removed all unwanted items.
- Ensure the seller left behind any items outlined in the sales agreement.