House inspections are essential if you are buying or selling a house in Calgary, Alberta. At Odds On Home Inspection, we inspect hundreds of homes every year. And there are some faults that we find more than others.
If you’re selling your house, it’s crucial to resolve these issues before the buyer’s home inspector arrives. Because if your Calgary home has these faults, you may have to sell your home for cheaper. Or—worst still—the buyer could walk away from the deal.
Top Three Home Inspection Issues in Calgary
1. Problems with roofs
Issues with roof shingles are one of the most common home inspection problems we find. In Calgary, roofs are subject to temperature extremes—hot temperatures in summer and freezing cold and snow in winter. Also, it’s difficult for homeowners to notice problems with the roof.
It’s vital always to replace broken or missing shingles immediately. Water damage to your property’s structure can be expensive to fix.
2. Electrical faults
Problems with electrical wiring, circuit breakers, or faulty electrical installations are quite common. Unsuitable wiring is often an issue in older homes. In some cases, it’s possible to fix the problem quickly. However, in other cases, you may need to rewire your home before selling it.
3. Plumbing and drainage problems
The third most common home inspection fault in Calgary homes is plumbing. In some cases, homeowners don’t realize that small plumbing issues such as slow drains or low water pressure could signify large problems.
Water pooling around your home can also be a sign of a severe drainage issue. Not only can poor drainage cause mold and other health issues, but the water can also affect the foundations and structure of your property.
If you are selling your home, it’s always best to get a pre-listing inspection. You can identify any problems that may come up in the house sale and fix them before the buyer’s home inspection. This way, you will be able to sell your home for the best possible price.