What are your most common issues resulting from a home inspection?

Asked by Dream Team, Avon Lake, OH Fri Mar 4, 2011

Is it the furnace? plumbing? electrical? roof? etc.

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Carla Harbert, Agent, Brunswick, OH
Sun Aug 7, 2011
Basement/Mold Concerns including should I have a radon test? The next issue is the life span remaining on the roof, which is always a concern to the new buyer.
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Boris Russa…, Agent, Weston, FL
Fri Mar 4, 2011
- roofing defects, caused by aging or improper installation are likely to be found on most buildings.

- faulty ground drainage often causes water intrusion beneath buildings.

- electrical safety violations, either few or many, are to be found in the majority of homes. Examples are ungrounded outlets, lack of shock protection, amateur wiring "improvements," and conditions too numerous to name.

- code violations are common where additions and alterations are built without permits. Sellers often boast that, "We added the garage without a permit, but it was all done to code." This is a red flag to most home inspectors.

- fireplaces and chimneys are often unsafe. Common causes are amateur installation of hardware and fixtures, exterior rust damage, or simple failure to call a chimney sweep.

- water heaters are seldom in total compliance with code requirements. Violation include inadequate strapping, substandard overflow piping, unsafe flue conditions, and faulty gas lines.

- gas furnaces often harbor defects. These range from dirty filters to faulty combustion; from poor airflow to exhaust hazards; from noisy operation to inadequate fire clearance.

- minor plumbing defects are commonly found, including loose toilets, dripping faucets, slow drains, leaking drains, hot water at the right faucet, and so on.
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Amy & Dan Sc…, Agent, cleveland, OH
Fri Mar 4, 2011
I have seen more issues relating to electrical and plumbing than anything else. Radon has also come up a few times and seems to be more common than most people think.
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Barbara Kach…, Agent, Twinsburg, OH
Fri Mar 4, 2011
Lately gas lines near furnace plumber can fix older georgia pacific electric boxes need replaced
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