Preparing to sell your home can be a stressful time, and many homeowners dread the necessary inspection that must take place to ensure that their home is safe and in good condition. You may find yourself wondering what types of unknown conditions are lurking in your home that could prevent a fast and successful sale of your home. In a previous blog, we reviewed a few of the common exterior components of your home that may be under scrutiny during a home inspection, and in today’s post, we’ll review some of the interior components that are likely to be examined.
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Interior Home Inspection Points
In addition to the exterior, there are a several key interior components of your home that the inspector will check when completing a thorough home inspection, including the foundation, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and safety elements. Read on to learn more!
When inspecting the interior of your home, the inspector will check certain areas to rule out any kind of structural problems in your home. Conditions like sagging floors, cracked drywall, warped ceilings, and cracks in your foundation are clear indicators of settling. Additionally, doors and windows that prove difficult to open and close may indicate foundational problems in your home. While all homes settle a small amount over time, these signs suggest a more serious foundational problem that could affect the structural integrity of the home.
Most people don’t give much thought to the plumbing systems in their home, but rest assured that this is one area the home inspector will be sure to check during the course of the inspection. He or she will test every faucet, drain, and toilet to ensure there are no odd noises or unfortunate problems. Depending on the age of your home, you may or may not have cast iron pipes. If you do, the inspector may inquire as to whether the sewer line has ever been scoped to determine the likelihood of cracks, tree roots, and other maladies.
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In addition to the foundation and plumbing, the home inspector will also inspect your home’s electrical components to make sure that they are all safe and that they are in good working order. Switches and outlets are likely to be tested, and the main electrical panel will also be examined to ensure that all circuits are functioning properly. If your home’s electrical system isn’t operating properly or it doesn’t comply with modern building codes, the inspector may make recommendations for upgrades for safety and efficiency.
Keeping you cool in the hot summer months and warm in the frigid winter, your HVAC system is the workhorse of your home. While inspecting the interior components of your home, the home inspector will likely check to make sure that both the air conditioning and heat function, and that they function well. He or she may inquire as to how old your furnace or AC unit is and request to see maintenance documentation. The inspector may also remove the vent covers to determine the condition and cleanliness of the ductwork in the home.
It is likely not something that you think about on a regular basis, but there are several items throughout your home that keep you and your family safe, and as part of your home inspection, these items will be examined to ensure they are in good condition. The home inspector may review everything from the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to handrails and the temperature regulator on the hot water heater to ensure that all items are functioning as they should be for the future owner’s safety.
Failed Home Inspection in Missouri?
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