6 Most Common Home Repairs That Cause Inspection Headaches

Dated: 10/18/2016

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You've taken care of your biggest investment over the years, and it shows. Perhaps you've taken care of your home like you would your children; thinking long term, and making it an asset to the neighborhood. If you've done any renovations at your home as part of this maintenance, we want to make you aware of 6 home repairs that may cause you headaches on a home inspection if you've completed some do-it-yourself projects. 


Wobbly decks. Look for: insecurely attached railings and wobbling or improperly sized posts. Decks shouldn't ideally move; look for corrosion of wood and fastners that may cause your deck to wobble, or even fail.

Incorrectly removed walls. Look for: sagging roofs and ceilings. Alot of buyers today are looking for the nice open floorplan. Be sure to pay close attention if you renovate to make an open floorplan in your home; load-bearing walls absolutely must be identified if you're going to alter your home's structural attributes.

DIY plumbing. Look for: wrong pipes used for connections. Be careful of any replaced sinks, toilets, and pipes if you do your plumbing repairs yourself.

Missing garage door sensors. Look for: sensors missing or not facing one another. Garage doors can be a huge safety threat if improperly installed, causing them to come crashing down.

Disarmed alarms. Look for: missing batteries or disconnected alarms. Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in particular. 

Faulty electrical. Watch for: exposed wiring and overloaded circuits. What more can we say, hire a professional!

We hope we don't have to be a broken record on any of the above items, but we do want you to do repairs and renovations carefully, and hopefully enlist the help of a professional on safety items. If we can be of assistance in explaining the home inspection process, and what you should hire out, and what you can possibly do yourself, call us, we'd love an opportunity to sit down and chat with you. Our office phone is (423) 433-6517, or make plans to stop by our office next time you're in Johnson City. We care about you, and your home!

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Rayne Price

Holding a BS in Environmental Science, and MA in Education, real estate was not Shields Team Buyer Specialist Rayne Price's first career choice. It was only after encouragement from his wife and a cl....

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