A home inspection is like a fact-finding mission, as the inspector looks for any flaws or safety concerns with the home’s components. At Trident Inspection Group, our home inspections will give you the peace of mind you need when you are in the process of buying the perfect property. Our team of thoroughly trained, certified professionals will provide a deep understanding of the home’s condition through a comprehensive report the morning after the inspection. In this article, we will take a look at five common home inspection flaws that we see in homes across Chino Hills, California.
1. Foundation Issues
One of the biggest red flags on an inspection report is any vulnerability in the home’s foundation. Unfortunately, this finding can be more common in our region than in other parts of the country. With the varying soil types in and around the Chino Hills area and more frequent earthquakes across the state, cracks in the foundation of any home are a typical concern.
2. Faulty Electrical Wiring
Faulty electrical wiring is especially common in older homes but really can be found in any home where improper electrical work or repairs have been completed. Outdated electrical systems may no longer meet the current safety standards, which will need to be addressed before the home is considered safe.
3. Plumbing Leaks
Home inspectors often find plumbing leaks and other issues, such as inadequate drainage or corroding pipes. Issues with old pipes can result in small leaks that become larger down the road. Plumbing leaks and other problems must be repaired expediently before they become a more expensive complication in your new home.
4. HVAC Problems
The HVAC system is one of the main components that will be evaluated in a home inspection. The inspector will be able to determine whether the heating and cooling system has been properly maintained and is running efficiently. This is a fairly common issue but also one that potential buyers don’t want to see in their new home.
5. Termite Infestation
Inspectors do not assess for termite damage at typical buyer home inspections, but this is worth mentioning. Termites are common throughout the state of California, and most lenders even require a termite inspection before the real estate transaction is complete. Trident can give you the information required for a Section 1 Clearance that verifies the home is “free of active infestation or conditions conducive of.”
Request a Quote for Your Inspection
Thanks to the expertise of Trident Inspection Group, you can “know before you own.” In addition to our buyer and seller home inspections, we offer sewer inspections, indoor air quality and mold testing, chimney inspections, and more. Contact us today at (714) 332-6689 to request a quote for your inspection. We serve residents throughout Chino Hills and the surrounding areas of Southern California, including Corona, Rancho Cucamonga, Pomona, San Bernardino, and beyond.