Here are some typical findings that an Inspector may encounter:
1. Roofing Issues: Roof leaks, damaged or missing shingles, deteriorated flashing, improper drainage, or signs of water damage are common roof-related findings.
2. HVAC System Problems: Inefficient or outdated heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, malfunctioning components, inadequate maintenance, or improper ventilation can be identified during inspections.
3. Electrical Concerns: Outdated or unsafe electrical wiring, inadequate grounding, overloaded circuits, improper installation of electrical fixtures, or non-compliance with electrical codes may be found during inspections.
4. Plumbing Deficiencies: Leaking pipes, poor water pressure, faulty fixtures, inadequate drainage systems, or non-compliant plumbing installations can be identified as plumbing-related issues.
5. Structural Concerns: Cracks in walls or foundation, uneven floors, sagging roofs or ceilings, signs of water intrusion, or compromised structural integrity may require attention during inspections.
6. Safety Hazards: Inspectors often identify safety-related issues such as inadequate fire suppression systems, faulty emergency exits, missing or damaged handrails, inadequate lighting, or non-compliance with safety regulations.
7. Environmental Considerations: Inspections may uncover environmental issues such as the presence of asbestos, lead-based paint, mold, or other hazardous materials that require mitigation or remediation.
8. Building Code Violations: Inspectors may identify violations of local building codes and zoning regulations, such as inadequate accessibility for people with disabilities, insufficient fire protection measures, or non-compliant building additions.
9. Maintenance and Upkeep Recommendations: Inspectors may provide recommendations for general maintenance tasks, such as repainting, repairing damaged surfaces, upgrading lighting fixtures, or addressing landscaping concerns.
10. Energy Efficiency Opportunities: Inspections often highlight opportunities for improving energy efficiency, such as upgrading insulation, optimizing HVAC systems, installing energy-saving lighting, or implementing smart building technologies.