The Top 10 Areas Commonly Checked by Your Home Inspector

Here is a list of some common areas checked during home inspections. This list is intended to inform homeowners about the need to have these areas checked for possible problems and the need for upgrades or repairs, if any.

  • Smoke detectors sometimes are missed out during the inspection process.
  • Electrical fixtures and wiring, which are often embedded in between double walls or embedded in concrete.
  • Backflow prevention devices should also be carefully considered, since this helps prevent any untoward flooding in the event of plumbing and waterline leakage.
  • Basement bathrooms and laundry tubs are sometimes also missed in the process because not all homes have these areas and fixtures in their basements.
  • Dryer vents, on the other hand, should also be considered
  • Electrical grounding, since improper grounding could cause major problems from accidental electric shocks or even cause house fires.
  • Flexible gas connectors, valves and uncapped gas lines, should also be of paramount concern since the slight indications of gas leakages can be tragic and disastrous.
  • Indoor furnaces not functioning properly. This should also be checked since problems could range from gas leakage to defective firing systems that could also cause a house fire if left unchecked.
  • Water heaters need to be checked to make sure that they are installed properly. Pressure release valves must be working properly along with the important copper run off device that should always be checked.
  • Garage door openers or extension cord wiring being used as permanent wiring for fixtures.