Building violations are often identified where additions and alterations were constructed without a permit.
Problems with roofing material resulting from age, wear or improper installation warranting maintenance, repair, or in some cases, replacement.
Some stains are merely the residual effects of leaks that have been repaired but others can indicate an unresolved issue. Inspectors will determine if a leak is active.
ELECTRICAL SAFETY HAZARDS
Electrical safety hazards such as ungrounded outlets, lack of ground fault interrupters (shock protection devices), faulty wiring conditions in electrical panels can be identified.
Ground water conditions can result in water intrusion into basements or crawlspaces. Correction can be as simple as regrading the exterior grounds or adding roof gutters or as major as French drains designed by experts.
Rotted wood is can be found in places where wood stays wet for long periods such as roof eaves, exterior trim, decks, around tubs and showers, or below loose toilets.
MINOR PLUMBING DEFECTS
Loose toilets, dripping faucets, slow drains, leaking drains and hot water at the right faucet are most commonly found during inspections.
UNSAFE FIREPLACE & CHIMNEY CONDITIONS
A lack of maintenance or faulty installation of fixtures are often found. Unsafe conditions are often attributed to a lack of spark arrestors and involve insufficient clearance between hot metal surfaces and combustible materials within the property.
FIREWALL VIOLATIONS IN GARAGES
Special fire-resistive construction is required for walls and doors that separate a garage from a dwelling. Violations are common, either due to faulty construction, damage or alterations to the garage interior, or changes in code requirements since the home was built.
FAULTY INSTALLATION OF WATER HEATERS
Check to make sure your water heater is installed in full compliance with plumbing code requirements. Violations can include inadequate strapping, improperly installed overflow piping, unsafe flue conditions, or faulty gas piping.
HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS INVOLVING GAS HEATERS
Most gas-fueled heaters are in need of some maintenance, if only the changing of an air filter while others might be in need of a long-overdue review by the gas company.
(From Title360 Home Seller’s Guide)
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