Home inspectors typically evaluate many aspects of a home, but
some items are flagged time and again for needing repair or replacement.
Among the items most often flagged are electrical issues, which tend to be at the top of buyers’ lists of items they want sellers to correct. Other problems include plumbing leaks and damaged roofing caused by age, neglect, or adverse weather.
Here are issues home inspectors often uncover that buyers ask sellers to fix.
- Inoperable outlets
- Open wiring
- Double taps in the electrical panel
- Outlets within 6 feet of
water that lack GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) protection
- Cracked or missing shingles
- Damaged or missing flashing
- Worn seals around roof vents
- Loose or missing gutters
- Leaking or broken faucets
- Leaking sink drains
- Inoperable drain stoppers
- Malfunctioning auto-reverse safety mechanism on
the garage door
- Broken window seals, causing fogging between the
panes and potentially compromising the window’s insulating capacity
- Loose or cracked deck boards
- Broken stair treads
- Loose guard rails
- Stairs that are not securely fastened to the deck
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