It is an exciting time to have located a home in the Chesapeake, Virginia area that appears to be perfect for your family. You may also feel a bit nervous wondering if there could be some underlying issues that aren’t immediately apparent. The good news is that with the certified home inspections we offer at Towne & Country Property Inspections, you will get the peace of mind you deserve or learn about some problems that need to be resolved before you close. Many common issues are minor, but some can be more complex, so it is important to find out what is going on before the home becomes yours. Here are some common issues that can be found in certified home inspections.
- HVAC issues- Certified home inspections inform you of the age of the HVAC system and any issues that it might currently have, including ventilation issues.
- Outdated electrical system- When considering an older home, it is important to know if the electrical system has been updated. If it hasn’t or if there are overloaded circuits, it might not be safe to live in until repairs or upgrades have been done.
- Roof issues- Not only will certified home inspections look at the age and condition of the roof to find leaks, but also any subsequent water damage or moisture issues.
- Insulation condition- The attic insulation will be inspected for signs of damage or to inform you if there is insufficient insulation for energy efficiency.
- Structural issues- An inspection is useful for noticing any signs of major wood rot, foundation cracks, or other structural integrity concerns.
- Plumbing concerns- An older home could have plumbing materials that need to be replaced. Since re-piping is not an inexpensive endeavor, you will want to know about any plumbing needs prior to closing. Finding minor issues, such as bad fixtures or a leaking water heater will also be part of the inspection process.
- Appliances- Any appliances that are part of your real estate transaction will be inspected to be sure they are in good working order.
- Interior issues- Certified home inspections involve a thorough investigation into all internal components of the home, including the windows, walls, floors, doors, cabinetry, and more.