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The Top 5 Criteria Used by Orlando Home Inspectors
As Orlando Home Inspectors, there are the top 5 items we look for when it comes to performance and safety:
The workhorse of a house is its foundation. It must sustain the house's skeletal construction (drywall up to the roof, frame), possessions, and most significantly, its residents. Due to the high expense of repairs, foundation problems frequently prevent buyers from purchasing a property.
Typically, Orlando home inspectors will walk around the outside of the house to check for slopes, cracks, and settlement issues. Your Orlando home inspector will also examine the workmanship of any past foundation repairs. If there is a crawl space, it will be thoroughly inspected for water damage, mold, and warping that can compromise the strength of the wood supports.
The quality of roof performance and quality can make or break a house deal. Prospective buyers commonly inquire about the age of the roof in a house sale. A roof shields a house from the elements, including the sun, wind, rain, and snow. A high-performing roof maintains a home's interior air quality while offering adequate ventilation to keep it well-insulated. Additionally, replacing it is incredibly pricey.
While some inspectors may assess the roof from a ladder, many will climb up there to do a visual check. An inspector may need to use binoculars and examine the roof from the ground in bad weather. Orlando home inspectors search for moss growth, leaks, and missing or broken roofs or tiles. They also check flashing, gutters, vents, adequate attic ventilation, and skylights.
Water problems have a domino effect and can lead to significant difficulties in a property if not remedied. Nothing depletes funds quite like a widespread water issue. It can have an impact on the foundation, walls, floor, and subfloor – essentially everything that could cause problems and cost more money.
Anything that affects water flow, such as piping, showers, bathtubs, sinks, faucets, toilets, and spigots, will be inspected as part of the house inspection. Inspectors will look for signs of DIY work and repairs, as well as pipes that are leaking, corroding, and damaged. In addition to looking for cross-connection or contamination issues, your Lake Nona home inspector will look for moisture evidence in the walls, floors, and ceilings.
An Orlando home inspector's primary priority is to evaluate a home’s safety, and if electrical problems go unchecked, they could represent a significant concern. The third most common reason for house fires is electrical systems, which is a risky and perhaps fatal result of unresolved electrical issues.
The electrical panel is examined from top to bottom during an inspection to make sure everything is up to code, including the wiring and grounding. Additionally, your Lake Nona home inspector will check for properly rated amperage and damaged wires. To avoid injury and electrocution, switches and receptacles must function properly, and ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlets ought to be placed in most rooms.
A/C (HVAC) system
You're going to want to know if your home's systems can effectively heat, chill, and ventilate the interior. Because the house inspection won't cover every aspect, you should hire an HVAC vendor to perform a more complete assessment if you think the unit is outdated and needs closer scrutiny.
The heater and air conditioner will typically be turned on as soon as the inspection begins to ensure that both work correctly. To check the thermostat as well, they frequently leave the system running throughout the checkup.
What a house inspection isn't Home inspectors look at much more than the five areas we've listed, but the ones we've covered above are typically the most troublesome for purchasers and the most expensive to fix.
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