Common Problems Found
Exterior surface damage can allow water to enter into the building which is a leading cause of mold, dry rot and moisture related problems.
Sub-Area and Foundation problems can be minor or can indicate more serious problems exist in the building.
Electrical System is inspected thoroughly for faulty wiring as well as any code or safety violations. Many older homes still have knob and tube type wiring.
Plumbing System is inspected for leaks, irregularities and any code or safety violations. Slow leaks, often undetected for a long time can lead to serious dry rot damage.
Heating / HVAC System is inspected to ensure the furnace or boiler is connected to a venting system or flue that is correctly sized, structurally sound, is clean and free of blockages.
Water Heater leaks can cause moisture damage in the ceilings of the rooms below.
Windows improper installation is the cause of many window leaks, which cause damage to the exterior and interior of a building.
Interior upgrades are popular with property ‘flips’. Some common shortcuts in the fix up process include painting over mold instead of first eliminating the mold and its cause.
Another common quick fix is to replaced stained or damaged flooring without repairing the damage to the sub-floor below.
Attics are prone to certain problems that left untreated can become serious.
Roof leaks can come from many sources. Flat roofs with poor drainage can pond water and clogged or missing gutters can cause undermining of a buildings foundation, particularly during heavy rains.
Safety Equipment stairways that do not meet building codes can represent a trip hazard. Just becauase a stairway looks stylish and beautiful does not necessarily mean it is SAFE.
Inspection reports are emailed as a PDF file within 24-48 hours of the inspection. Your report is confidential and kept on file.