Our home inspectors see a variety of problems during their inspections in Cincinnati, Clermont County, Mason, Montgomery Loveland, but there are some “repeat offenders” that are present more often than not. We’ve identified some of the most common home problems below with ideas on how to address them.
Poor drainage is one of the most common problems found by our certified home inspectors. To improve drainage, you may have to install a new system of roof gutters and downspouts or have the lot re-graded to better channel water away from the house.
The House Has Faulty Wiring
An insufficient or out-of-date electrical system is a common problem, especially in older homes. This is a potentially hazardous defect and not to be taken lightly if identified by one of our certified home inspectors. You may have to replace the entire electrical system, or at least part of it, to bring this home up to code or to make it safe.
The Roof Leaks
If the roof has water damage, it may be caused by old or damaged shingles or improper flashing. It’s cheap and relatively easy to repair shingles and small amounts of flashing, but if the roof is old, you may face a larger expense to replace it.
Unsafe Heating System
An older heating system or one that has been poorly maintained can be a serious health and safety hazard. This is a very common problem found by our certified home inspectors. You may have to repair or replace the old furnace. This can be a major expense, but new furnaces are more energy-efficient, which will probably save you money down the line. If your heating system is anything but electrical, install carbon monoxide detectors in a couple of locations in the house.