Shopping for a home? Avoid repeat inspections!

Look for negative grading!

Does the grading look like it slopes away from the property up to the first 6 feet?

Are the furnace and air conditioner seem very old?

As an InterNACHI(International Association of Certified Home Inspectors) I’ve been using the life expectancy chart to determine the expected life expectancy of components of homes, click here.

Furnace’s life expectancy is 25 years, many factors affect life expectancies and this is intended as a guideline.

Air conditions 15 years, many factors affect life expectancies and this is intended as a guideline.

Look at the brand and serial numbers, you can look up the age of them on buildingcenter.org(click here)

Is the water heater old?

Gas fueled water heaters are expected to last 12 years, many factors affect life expectancies and this is intended as a guideline.

Look at the brand and serial numbers, you can look up the age of them on buildingcenter.org(click here).   Is there obvious knocking in an older unit or scorch marks.

Bring binoculars, what condition does the roof look like?

Is it a 3 tab, 15 years or dimensional 25-year shingle? Is there a metal roof, great feature, they last a long time!

If an older home, does it have fuses instead of circuit breakers?

If fuses are present, it is very likely an electrician will need to review it, they are likely past their ability to meet today’s needs.

 

Interested in older homes over 75 years old?

Check out our web page about it https://theevansvillehomeinspector.com/?page_id=1918&preview=true

Print out this PDF flyer and take it with you as you shop for homes.  Be sure to use the coupon when you call in for your inspection.  Feel free to contact us with any questions.