Quick Answer: What Can Fail A Home Inspection?

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:

  1. Moisture in the Basement: Water intrusion is a possibility in most basements simply because they are below ground level.
  2. 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

  1. Check electrical outlets for hazards.
  2. Inspect heating and air conditioning.
  3. Test appliances (stove, dishwasher, washer, dryer)
  4. Make sure the seller has removed all unwanted items.
  5. Ensure the seller left behind any items outlined in the sales agreement.