Buying a piece of property for your family is serious business. It’s one of the most significant financial decisions you can make, so protecting your investment is key. That’s why it is paramount that you rely on quality service and excellent reputation when choosing a home inspector. Valley Building Inspections is the area’s top leading inspector, and here are some of the most common defects we find during our inspections.

Common Defects found in a Home Inspection

Faulty Wiring

Faulty wiring is one of the leading causes of electrical fires in the United States. This can be anything from defective outlets to the fraying of wires due to pest infestations. No matter the cause, we inspect it all and look for any chances that a faulty wire could spark. While this is less of a concern for modern homes, many older homes still have outdated wiring and require updating. 

Draining Issues

No, we’re not talking about the plumbing (although that shows up on the report, too). We’re talking about the water drainage or sloping away from the house. One of the tell-tale signs that there’s an issue with water drainage is a damp crawlspace. This defect can also lead to foundation shifting and wall cracking inside the home. So, you must remedy this issue sooner than later. 

Stucco Issues

When stucco is applied correctly, it can last forever. But, when it’s not applied well, or there’s a crack in the surface, water can leak into the home. Cracks can happen around water spigots, outlets, and even near window frames. Unfortunately, repairing stucco can be a costly adventure, so it’s always important to know its state before purchasing the home. 

Certified Inspectors, Quality Service

If you’re looking to purchase a home or luxury property here in Scottsdale, AZ, you need the quality services that only Valley Building Inspections can provide. Our team of inspectors is caring, professional, and takes your privacy seriously. We also care about each property, which is why we also offer 1-year warranty inspections, termite inspections, and pool and spa inspections. So, give us a call today at (480) 860-1100 and request your free home inspection quote.