Hell Everyone today , I going to point out some easy noticeable issue that you can spot even before inspection . This not to over look Hiring Home inspector This article just help you note some tips to help noting issues that may later come up in inspection . I am not inspector ,Ask your Local inspector for specific questions you may have .
Tip 1) You want to know the leveling of the land around the property , Not if any Slopes way from the house or to the house . This will help you note were water flows too. This will help you see if there any areas that can maybe effect by water damage or flooding.
Tip 2) See if there any Trees or Bushes growing close to the house . The Roots can grow into the house foundation or sliding cause damage . Trees can also can Lean over the Roof and Gutters . Clogging the Gutters which lead to water damage if not clean in a timely manner . No Sun exposure to the roof can also lead to Moss & Mold on the Roof
Tip 3 ) Electrical Panel / breakers have updated . This can be an issue come up with getting a mortgage . You just open the Door to the panel don’t need remove anything . Just see that they are Breakers not Fuses . If they are Fuses you need to talk to local agent and mortgage lender this
Below you can see two Electrical Panels both of them had been Recalled for Fail to Trip creating Fire Hazards One one left is Fedral Pacfic and right is Zinsco.
Tip 4 ) Asbestos is a term used to refer to six naturally occurring silicate minerals. All are composed of long and thin fibrous crystals, each fiber being composed of many microscopic ‘fibrils’ that can be released into the atmosphere by abrasion and other processes. Asbestos is a well known health hazard, and use of it as a building material is now banned in many countries. Inhalation of the fibres can lead to various lung conditions, including asbestosis and cancer. Many homes built before 1980 contain asbestos in old floor tiles, ceiling tiles, roof shingles and flashing, siding, insulation (around boilers, ducts, pipes, sheeting, fireplaces, attic ) . You can ask a local inspector for more specific questions .
tip 5 ) As you walk around the house be aware to see if the Floors are level. I also had buyers of one my clients Houses in the past only note a big slope in a Hall way at inspection. I don’t understand how they miss it .
There is a lot Tips you note as you walk around the house but If we go through all of them . You be doing self inspection at point you do need a inspector . The knowledge an inspector has really of great value . HIRE THE RIGHT HOME INSPECTOR .
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