Home inspections are incredibly commonplace these days and are required by law in many provinces. The reasoning here is that whether people are trying to sell or buy a home, other parties need to know what they’re getting into. For instance, if you went out and purchased a home that didn’t undergo a Calgary townhouse inspection, you could be dealing with rotted floors, a basement prime for flooding, and all sorts of other damages. 

 Inspections are also vital for banks and other mortgage lenders. If they’re going to put money up, or if they’re expected to make money, they need to know a home’s true value through appraisal, and no appraisal can be conducted properly without a home inspection. So here are some of the most common issues found during a house inspection. 

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Bad wiring found during your Calgary townhouse inspection

 This is a big one. Many homes end up having wiring issues that fall short of inspection code. It could be because of today’s newer appliances and energy ratings being too much of a load for the home’s old style of circuit breaker. Maybe mice have chewed through some of the wiring. There are all sorts of reasons here why the home’s wiring might fail inspection. It’s certainly one of the most common problems in inspection assays. 

Draining Systems/Plumbing 

 A lot of times when a Calgary townhouse inspection takes place, water and moisture are found around the home, causing the soil to be a wet mess. There would also be a lot of water buildup in the basement. These issues can also extend to the plumbing, with septic systems that are backed up, or leaking supply pipes, and much more. All of these areas will be checked during a house inspection, as any of these issues could become major. 

Roof Damage found during your Calgary townhouse inspection

 Another common problem in home inspection is a bad roof. This could be dry-rotted plywood, shingles that are falling off, or even holes and leaks in the roof. Though it could also be issues with the home’s gutters; maybe they’re falling apart or not draining properly. The roof is out there in constant face of the elements. It’s very common for roof issues to be found. 

 There are a lot of different problems a Calgary townhouse inspection could face that might cause it to fail. Going with inspection experts is a great way to find and fix all of these common issues.

Integra Inspections is a Home Inspection Company in Calgary that provides unbeatable service for home inspections. With over 15 years of experience and the latest technologies such as thermal imaging, you can count on Integra Home Inspections to get you the facts and have you ready for your next home!

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and to help protect the health of everyone involved, including our inspectors, our clients, the homeowner and our real estate partners, here’s what we’re doing to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

We are asking you, our clients, to stay home if possible. This is different from our standard approach in which we encourage our clients to fully participate in the inspection.

After the inspection report is sent to you, we will do a full review of the report over the phone, and we are available for questions at any time, as always. If you insist on attending, if possible, we ask that you limit your attendance to just yourself. Please don’t bring the kids, parents, contractors, and others.

During the inspection, we will wash our hands frequently using our own hand soap and towel. We will also bring sanitizer wipes to disinfect items that we have touched during the inspection, such as faucets. If hand washing is not possible, we will also have hand sanitizer with us. We also have latex gloves and will use those if deemed necessary, but everything we’ve researched suggests that hand washing is the best course of action.

If requested by anyone present at the inspection, we will wear a face mask.

None of our inspectors will attend an inspection if they show signs of a fever or a cough or any other symptoms of illness.

By taking these steps, we want to make sure people can continue to receive the benefits of a home inspection while respecting the current reality of COVID-19.