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5 Common Home Inspection Findings

August 1st, 2019

If you’re selling your home, potential buyers may ask you for an inspection before they are ready to close the deal. An inspection isn’t the same thing as a lender-required appraisal. During an inspection, a trained home condition professional will walk through your house and create a list of everything that needs to be replaced or fixed. If you’re getting ready for an inspection of your home, be prepared to see (and conquer) these common home issues.

  • Roofing issues. Roofing problems are one of the most common types of problems inspectors find before home sales. Missing shingles, depressions in the roof, and soft spots can all be spotted and noted during an inspection.
  • Faulty wiring. Stripped wiring, underpowered breakers, and exposed wiring are all serious electrical issues that are hazardous and can cause a fire if left unaddressed. If your inspection identifies any of these issues, you should schedule a repair as soon as possible not just to sell your home, but also for your own safety.
  • Plumbing problems. Do all of your home’s toilets and sinks work? Stuck drains and pipes are one of the most common issues spotted by inspectors. Luckily, most clogged sinks can quickly be fixed with a professional drain clearing in Philadelphia from a trusted plumber.
  • Drainage issues. When it rains, does the water that falls on your home and property have a place to go? Or does it sit around and pool near your home’s foundation? Grading and drainage issues can cause a range of problems for a home’s structural integrity, including mold growth, decay, and even foundation cracks.
  • Poor insulation. If you own an older home, your attic may not be properly insulated. A poorly insulated attic can cause you or a new homeowner to spend more money on heating and cooling than should be necessary.

Resolving your plumbing issues before you put your home up for sale can help your home sell faster. If you’re in need of residential pipe repair in Philadelphia, give Guaranteed Plumbing and Heating a call today by dialing 215-240-8610.

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