Common Deficiencies In Home Inspection

A lengthy home inspection report can appear intimidating at first glance, but don’t let that deter you! Oftentimes, the report appears lengthy because of the photos included. That being said, should you be worried when there appear to be multiple deficiencies listed? Not necessarily. There are some deficiencies that are fairly common and may not be of significant concern. What are some of the most common deficiencies our inspectors encounter?

Cracks on Interior and Exterior Walls

Seeing a crack on a wall may seem alarming at a glance, however, it is not always indicative of a bigger problem. Our inspectors will use the knowledge they acquire while inspecting the entire structure to help determine whether the crack is simply due to settling or if further evaluation is recommended. Our digital foundation measurements can be a useful tool in this process.

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter outlets are important in areas that may get wet. The most common areas will be kitchens, bathrooms, garages, and laundry rooms. The purpose of these outlets is to cut off the electricity to prevent electrical shock.

Self-Closing Mechanism on the Door Leading to the Garage

This feature is often installed in newer homes but not always properly adjusted. This self closing mechanism is another important safety feature as it helps prevent carbon monoxide fumes from entering the home if a vehicle is left running in the garage.

Our inspectors are very experienced, professional, and fully licensed. They are prepared to answer any questions you might have about their findings and if you have further questions after reviewing the inspection report, we can connect you with your inspector so they can answer your questions.