Common Issues Found During Home Inspections And How To Fix Them

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Selling your home is going to be a stressful time period as you want to maximize your investment in your home. Getting offers at about the asking price can be additional money that you did not plan on having. The home inspection is going to occur after an offer has been accepted. The home inspector that the buyer chooses is up to them as some are far more thorough than others. You obviously want there to be no fixes required but this is not going to be the reality. The following are common issues that are found during home inspections and how to fix them. 

Electrical Issues

Electrical issues should only be handled by an electrician as you do not want you or someone else hurting themselves. Electrical issues could be quite simple for a professional to fix but you could do more damage than anything else. These professionals usually work hourly and come with licenses and insurance. You do not want anyone without a license working on your home especially if they do damage or potentially injure themselves. 

Water Damage

Water damage can be hidden behind walls but can usually be noticed by a home inspector. The first sign of water damage means you need to find the source of the water coming into the home. The roof could have a leak leading the entire attic to have water damage at some level. This can rot the home and lead to black mold which has to be removed safely by a professional. 

Small Damages Around The Home

Getting a local handyman to help with the small damages around the house can be important. You might be able to replace drywall but might not be able to do something like replacing a door frame. A handyman can help with nearly anything that you need to be done. Some charge hourly while others will give you a flat rate for all of the work that you need to be completed in the home. If you already have a handyman, this is great as they will appreciate the additional work they receive before you leave the area. 

HVAC System Not Running Properly

The last thing that a number of buyers want to deal with is an HVAC system that is on its last leg. These systems can cost thousands of dollars to replace and always seem to be expensive to repair. Doing regular biannual maintenance can help extend the life of your HVAC system. You do not want this to be an issue so having a professional come out to look at it is important. This professional could tune it up so it passes inspection and no issues arise. 


The inspection is one of the last steps when you are trying to sell your home. As long as the home loan goes through you could be sitting on a large amount of money shortly. Don’t lose an incredible offer for your home simply because you didn’t prep your home for the inspection.

Comments (1)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Tommy, these are issues found during some home inspections, but it doesn't end there with some listings.

Jul 26, 2021 07:53 AM