The 5 Most Common Problems Found During Home Inspections

Buying a house is a big step. Any potential homeowner needs to make sure the house they want to buy is in good shape. For most people, the ideal way to accomplish this aim is with the help of Kelowna House Assessment Inspectors. A house inspector can help anyone spot potential problems and think about how best to fix them. Here are some of the most common problems found during a standard home inspection:

  • Water Damage
    Water can be highly damaging to any property. When excess water gets inside, it can cause water damage of all kinds including damage to tiles, carpeting and ceilings. While water damage can be easily corrected, any good inspector will provide insights as to where it came from and how to prevent the damage from happening again.
  • Lack of Proper Hand Rails
    Another common problem seen during many home inspections are the lack of hand rails next to a staircase. Staircases can be quite steep. Safety is very important in order to prevent potential accidents. A staircase will need a place where it is possible for people to hold on to as they go down the steps. The hand rail may also be improperly installed.
  • Lead Paint
    While lead paint was outlawed many decades ago, it is still in use in some older homes. Lead paint can cause all kinds of problems if it flakes off. A home inspector will be able to point out where the paint may be lead and suggest steps to remove it or cover it up so it no longer poses a danger to the occupants. In many cases, it is possible to remove the paint easily and avoid any further potential dangers.
  • Not Up to Code
    Building codes vary from place to place. In some places, such codes can be quite strict. A deck or other addition to the house may not have been build in accordance with such codes. A deck can be too large for the lot or lack necessary safety measures. This can create a problem for the potential homeowner that they need to know about. The deck may need to be taken down or it may be necessary to install certain additional items so it does meet such codes.
  • Improperly Installed Windows
    Windows are one of the important elements in any house. All windows need to be in good working order to help let in light and keep out rain, snow and extra heat or cold. Many inspections find that the windows in a house have not been properly installed. The windows may not open all the way. There may be cracks in the mechanism of the window. An inspector can determine what can be easily fixed and what need to be entirely redone.
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    Contact us today. Find out what we can do for you. Our skilled inspectors are on your side. We’ll help you pinpoint problems in any house and then consider what steps need to be taken so it can be the house of your dreams.
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    2716 Springfield Rd
    Kelowna,
    BC
    V1X 4N1

    Phone: (250) 212-4025