Common defects found during home inspections

Here are examples of common defects found during home inspections. Many of these defects can be easily and inexpensively fixed. However, if left unattended to, these conditions can only get worse and lead to much more expensive repairs, and in some cases, structural failure or fire.

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Roof shingles in need of replacement Moisture penetrating home through improperly sealed windows Delayed maintenance of masonry chimney
delayed-maintenance-of-masonry-chimney-2 improper-repair-of-major-structural-crack-in-foundation improper-installation-and-finishing-of-electrical-conduits
Delayed maintenance of masonry chimney Improper repair of major structural crack in foundation Improper installation and finishing of electrical conduits
asbestos-lined-heating-ducts electrical-conduits-at-service-meter-have-seperated unsecured-deck-railing
Asbestos lined heating ducts Electrical conduits at service meter have seperated Unsecured deck railing
moisture-penetration-efflorescence-and-moldmoisture-penetration-efflorescence-and-mold possible-concealed-water-damage-behind-bath-tub-tiles mould-growth-on-the-ceiling
Moisture penetration efflorescence and mold Possible concealed water damage behind bath tub tiles Mould growth on the ceiling
signifcant-mould-growth-in-bathroom electrical-receptacle-incorrectly-wired improper-structural-support
Signifcant mold growth in bathroom Electrical receptacle incorrectly wired Improper structural support
electrical-deficiencies-at-service-panel unmaintained-conventional-furnace-approaching-end-of-service-life
Multiple electrical deficiencies at this service panel requiring immediate attention Unmaintained conventional furnace approaching end of service life