5 Dangers Most Homeowners Don’t Know About

Are you thinking about buying a home or selling a home? If so, you may want to think about scheduling a home inspection with our team of professional home inspectors. Many homeowners don’t know some of the common dangers that we at Inspecticore come across when inspecting homes. In this blog, we will look at 5 of these common dangers that most homeowners don’t know about.

1. Mold

Mold is a common danger that shows up in inspections. Mold problems are often hidden under sinks, in bathrooms, or in other hard-to-reach places. Although it can be hard to detect, mold is not something to be taken lightly. In its most severe form, it can cause permanent damage to your property and even pose a health risk. To avoid this danger, we recommend having a mold test conducted on the property prior to or during the home inspection process.

2. Poorly Installed Wiring

Poorly installed wiring is one of the most common dangers we come across in home inspections. Although you may think that the wiring in your home is okay, it’s always best to have a professional inspect it. Faulty wiring could lead to electrical fires and other costly repairs. In some older homes, wiring that is too old or worn out could even require a full replacement of the entire home’s wiring.

3. Roof Leaks

Roof leaks are another common danger that many homeowners don’t think about. Serious roof leaks can cause structural damage and costly repairs. During a home inspection, we will examine the roof and inspect for any leaks or other signs of wear and tear. All roof defects should be properly addressed to prevent further damage and costly repairs.

4. Foundation Cracks

Cracks in a home’s foundation can cause a variety of serious problems. Poorly maintained foundations can eventually lead to the collapse of a home’s structure. This can be extremely costly and difficult to repair. We suggest having a foundation inspection in order to properly identify any issues prior to buying a home.

5. Plumbing Problems

Plumbing is something that many homeowners don’t give much thought to. However, it’s one of the most common problems we come across during our home inspections. Leaky pipes, slow drains, and backed-up sewers are all common sources of plumbing issues. A home inspection can identify these issues and help you address them prior to making any major investments in the property.

These are just a few of the common dangers that we come across during our home inspections. At Inspecticore, we take pride in providing our clients with comprehensive home inspections to help them identify any potential problems.

Protect yourself from the dangers that most homeowners don’t think, call us at 516-524-0673 or fill out the online schedule form. We are happy to answer any questions you may have!