Remax sarnia realty inc., Brokerage
1319 Exmouth St. Sarnia,
ON, N7S 3Y1

Ryan Gervais

Ryan is a full time Sales Representative with Re/max and look forward to being your guide to the Sarnia Real Estate market

Common Defects in a Home Inspection

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In a recent review of my business year end, I have taken time to analyze the most common defects in the home inspections that I’ve done for my clients.  I’ve compiled a list for review and will discuss these in greater depth over the next few months in order to help educate the current or future home owner. These items are not necessarily the highest priced items but rather items that could be found in any home.

Electrical Panel – Interior of panel has the presence of aluminum wiring, double tapping, and double lugging etc.

Basement Electrical – Often in finished or unfinished basements you will find defects related to “Do It Yourself” repairs or alterations.

Attic Insulation Levels – As energy costs have increased and energy efficiency has become more important insulation levels need to be met.

Attic Ventilation – This is almost as important as insulation levels but does not receive much attention.

Exterior Grading – This is a crucial element in keeping foundations and basements dry.

Exterior Railings – Two common but separate defects are loose or missing railings or openings of over  4” which pose a safety hazard

Venting Water Heater – Carbon Dioxide and Carbon Monoxide are two gases that need to be vented safely to the exterior of the house.

Venting Furnace – See above

Ventilation Fans – Missing or defective bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans are common.

Chimney Cap – Concrete cap on top of masonry chimneys are either missing or defective.

In my next article, I will speak to the issue of the Electrical Panel.

Ryan Gervais

Ryan Gervais is a full time multi-award winning agent who is here to help you through your real estate journey. Ryan's main passion is to protect his clients greatest investment by making sure you buy a great house for a fair price. Reach out today and see for yourself the difference a great agent can make.

(519) 381-4055

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