If you need assistance, please call 707-380-8057

11 Critical Home inspection Traps to be Aware of Weeks Before Listing Your Home for Sale

Monday, August 26, 2019   /   by Drew Nicoll

11 Critical Home inspection Traps to be Aware of Weeks Before Listing Your Home for Sale

According to industry experts, there are over 33 physical problems that will come under scrutiny during a home inspection when your home is for sale. A new report has been prepared which identifies the eleven most common of these problems, and what you should know about them before you list your home for sale. Whether you own an older home or a brand new one, there are a number of things that can fall short of requirements during a home inspection. If not identified and dealt with, any of these items could cost you dearly in terms of repair! 

That’s why it’s critical that you read this report before you list your home. If you wait until the building inspector flags these issues for you, you will almost certainly experience costly delays in the close of your home for sale, or worse, turn prospective buyers away altogether. In most cases, you can make a reasonable pre-inspection yourself if you know what you’re looking for and knowing what oyu’re looking for can help you prevent little problems from growing into costly and unmanageable ones.

To help homesellers deal with this issue before their homes are listed, a free report entitled “11 Things You Need to Know to Pass Your Home Inspection” has been compiled which explains the issues involved. Here are 4 of the 11 that you should know about right now.

1)      Defective Plumbing
Defective Plumbing can manifest itself in two different ways: leaking, and clogging. A visual inspection can detect leaking, and an inspector will gauge water pressure by turning on all faucets in the highest bathroom and then flushing the toilet. If you hear the sound of running water, it indicates that the pipes are undersized. If the water appears dirty when first turned on at the faucet, this is a good indication that the pipes are rusting, which can result in severe water quality problems.

2)      Unsafe and Overfused Electrical Circuit
A fire hazard is created when more amperage is drawn than was intended. 15 amp circuits are the most common in a typical home, with larger service for large appliances such as stoves and dryers. It can cost several hundred dollars to replace your fuse panel with a circuit panel.

3)      Structural/Foundation Problems
An inspector will certainly investigate the underlying footing and foundation of your home as structural integrity is fundamental to your home.

4)      Roofing Problems
Water leakage through the roof can occur for a variety of reasons such as physical deterioration of the asphalt shingles (e.g. curling or splitting), or mechanical damage during a windstorm. When gutters leak and downspouts allow water to run down and through the exterior walls, this external problem becomes a major internal one.

So there are 4 of the 11, in an effort to draw attention to this very important topic. If you’d like to see all 11 of the most common inspection traps, I have put together a report entitled “11 Things You Need to Know to Pas Your Home Inspection”, which explains the issues in greater detail.

Grab a copy of that report for free by clicking here thenicollpallinigroup.com/inspection of Give Me a Call at 707-380-8057

Drew Nicoll

Your Home Sold Guaranteed or I’ll Buy It* If you or anyone you know are considering making a move, feel free to call me or pass on my number! 707-380-8057


  #nicollpallinigroup #wrealestate #realestate #realestateinspections #homesales #californiarealestate #forsale #realestatetips #whattoknowwhensellingyourhome #ukiah #santarosa #healdsburg #mendocinocounty #sonomacounty #lakecounty #yourhomesoldguaranteed #drewnicoll #mendocinocounty #realestateblog #blog