Premier Home Inspections Serving Durham Region, Oshawa and Greater Toronto

By: Premier Home Inspections  09-12-2011
Keywords: home inspection, Ventilation, Home Inspectors

This is just a BRIEF list of what a qualified Home Inspector looks for.
The list of likely home inspection findings would probably fill a few volumes.
For home buyers, this underscores the importance of a thorough evaluation prior to closing.

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Building Site
Faulty ground drainage often causes water intrusion beneath buildings. Such problems can be pervasive and difficult to resolve, also may cause damage to building components.

Interior Components
Failed seals are routinely found at dual pane windows, resulting in fogging. This is most common with windows manufacturer during the 1980's.

Exterior
Rotted wood is common where components remain wet for long periods. Exterior locations are trim, eaves, and decks. Problems also occur at walls and floors in bathrooms.

Insulation & Ventilation
We examine the attic for sufficient insulation and ventilation.

Foundation & Crawlspace
These areas are examined for foundation cracks and any leaking.

Chimney, Fireplaces and Wood Stoves
Chimney's often have mortar damage at the top of the chimney as well as flashing problems. Wood stoves have often been poorly installed and can be dangerous.

Structural Components
Ceiling stains in many homes indicate past or current leaks. The challenge is to determine if the leak was repaired or will recur during the next rain. Discovery is not always possible.

Attic
Rotted wood is common where components remain wet from inadequate ventilation for long periods.

Plumbing Systems
Minor plumbing defects are commonly found, including loose toilets, dripping faucets, slow drains, leaking drains, hot water at the right faucet, and so on.

Roof Covering & Gutter System
Roofing defects, caused by aging or improper installation are likely to be found on most buildings. This does not mean that most roofs need replacement, but that many are in need of maintenance and repair.

Electrical Systems
Common Electrical problems are to be found in the majority of homes. Examples are ungrounded outlets, lack of shock protection, amateur wiring "improvements," and other conditions too numerous to list.

Garage/Parking Area
Common problems found in garages are Holes in the drywall and automatic door closers missing or not working properly. These conditions can allow dangerous gases into the living areas of the home.

Call (905) 728 2302 now for more information or to book an appointment.

Keywords: home inspection, Home Inspectors, Ventilation

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