A home inspection is a useful way to get an independent view as to the state of your most valuable asset – your home! Most people understand that a building inspection is important during the buying process. However, this is not the only time you should consider a review. It is a great idea to get your home regularly inspected to help uncover any hidden problems that could develop into more significant issues down the line.
Here at Select Building Inspections, we are experts at inspecting homes. Here are seven of the most common issues we discover in our customers’ homes:
Garden against house
Air Conditioner condenser discharge pipe
Another quite common problem is incorrect air conditioner condenser installation. Just as you plumb the drainage pipes from your sinks, toilets, showers, and baths into a proper drain, your air conditioning should also be plumbed correctly. Unfortunately, some contractors skip this step to save time on the installation of a condenser and simply leave it to drain onto your pathway. This leak can lead to severe damp issues and creates a conducive environment for termites to thrive. If you face this problem, we recommended contacting a licensed air conditioning technician for evaluation and repair.
Poor Fall to the Ground Levels
Roof mortar cracks
If you start to notice timber beginning to rot on the fascia of your home, it may be time to call in a carpenter. Fungal decay is usually caused by a leaking gutter or poorly installed flashings. It may be tempting to simply paint over the wood. Do not do this; all you are doing is putting off the inevitable. A licensed carpenter should be called in to replace the wood, while a plumber can check the gutter fall.