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 replacementMoisture penetrating home through improperly sealed windowsDelayed maintenance of masonry chimney
delayed-maintenance-of-masonry-chimney-2improper-repair-of-major-structural-crack-in-foundationimproper-installation-and-finishing-of-electrical-conduits
Delayed maintenance of masonry chimneyImproper repair of major structural crack in foundationImproper installation and finishing of electrical conduits
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Asbestos lined heating ductsElectrical conduits at service meter have seperatedUnsecured deck railing
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Moisture penetration efflorescence and moldPossible concealed water damage behind bath tub tilesMould growth on the ceiling
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Signifcant mold growth in bathroomElectrical receptacle incorrectly wiredImproper structural support
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Multiple electrical deficiencies at this service panel requiring immediate attentionUnmaintained conventional furnace approaching end of service life