Did you know that when you pass a home inspection as a homeowner, you are more likely to sell your home fast and for top dollar? Home inspections aren’t just for homebuyers – home sellers can also benefit from having one completed.
The best way to find any existing problems with your home is to have a detailed report done by a home inspector. However, if you know what you are looking for, you should be able to perform a quick pre-inspection yourself. By catching problems early, you can fix them before they become major issues.
Find out how to pass your home inspection with our free special report “11 Things You Need to Know to Pass Your Home Inspection.” There we give you all the information you need to pass your inspection with flying colors.
To give you a preview of the kind of essential information you can expect from our report, here are two red flags you should be on the lookout for.
Major plumbing issues require a huge investment of time and money. If you have defective plumbing chances are it will dissuade even the most motivated homebuyer from making an offer.
So how do you know whether this applies to you? Be on the lookout for:
Both of these can be signs of defective plumbing. A visual pre-inspection will allow you to check for leaking. A home inspector can check the water pressure by turning on all the faucets in the highest bathroom and then flushing the toilet. If the water turns brown when running from the faucet, it can mean that the pipes are rusty and you have a severe water quality problem.
If the home inspection reveals defective plumbing, it’s important to get it fixed right away. Defective plumbing can cause other big ticket problems like mold and mildew.
Another problem that’s just as much of a deal breaker to potential homebuyers is rotting wood.
In an older home, signs of rotting wood may simply be due to the age of the home. However, most homeowners aren’t that lucky – rotting wood can be a major problem.
Besides affecting the stability and structural integrity of the home, rotting wood can lead to mold and termites. Wood rot can be found throughout your home such as in:
- Window frames
To check for rotting wood, the home inspector may use a probe to check behind the paint.
While there are steps you can take to identify problems with your home, only a home inspection can give you a thorough picture of the health of your home.
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