A home inspection is a non-invasive visual examination of the condition of a home. The general home inspection will not reveal every issue that exists or could exist, but only those observed on the inspection date. A home inspection is intended to assist in the evaluation of the overall condition of the home. There are several issues that can be found during a home inspection, some more common than others.  

Home inspection checklist in Philly

The 8 most common issues Eagle Inspections finds during home inspections are:

  1. Poor drainage, roof, gutters, and grading; water needs to be channeled away from the home. 
  2. Wiring concerns: electricity is dangerous, so all the wiring should be correct and protect the people in the home.
  3.  Roof leaks are very common. Our inspectors will inspect the roof, even if they use a drone. 
  4. Heating systems can be operational and still be unsafe. 
  5. Venting the carbon monoxide and exhaust is important to protect the health of the occupants of the home.
  6. The home structure can have issues from minor to major. It is vital to have an inspector who can tell the difference.
  7. Most plumbing problems start as minor issues, but water can be damaging and gross. Not everyone wants to be a home inspector. 
  8. Some minor home inspection issues, like caulking the windows, seem small but can significantly impact the energy efficiency and cost of owning the home. People don’t pay attention to the energy as much as they do the windows.

If you need a home inspection in Philadelphia, PA, we are here to help. Our team of experienced and certified home inspectors is dedicated to providing comprehensive and accurate inspections to ensure that you have a clear understanding of the condition of your property.

We offer various inspection services, including pre-purchase, pre-listing, and general home inspections. Our inspectors use state-of-the-art tools and technology to thoroughly assess your home’s systems and components, from the foundation to the roof.

We understand that buying or selling a home can be stressful, so we strive to make the inspection process as smooth and hassle-free as possible. Our team is happy to answer any questions and provide you with a detailed inspection report within 24 hours of the inspection.

Contact us today to schedule your home inspection in Philadelphia, PA, and take the first step towards peace of mind in your real estate transaction.

On average, a home inspection can take anywhere from 1 to 4 hours. The length of the home inspection depends on the age, condition and size of the house. Another factor is if anyone is attending the home inspection with the inspector. A home buyer with questions will cause the inspection to run longer. We encourage the buyer to attend and ask questions. We give out so much information about the house and think about it, how often do you have a building expert in your house? Take advantage of this! Our business is centered around educating home buyers so they can make better decisions. We bring experience, knowledge and empathy to the home buying process.

We find all sorts of defects when inspecting houses. This is true for both old and newer homes. Water is the most common defect we find. Water penetration from the roof, grading issues, and ground water penetration. These tend to be the most destructive. We spend additional time during the inspection making sure we address those concerns. Other common defects include electrical wiring issues, open junction boxes with exposed wires, faulty plumbing, missing or defective GFCIs, windows not sealing properly, missing handrails, etc.

home inspection checklist philadelphia pa

As home inspectors in Philadelphia, PA, we look at several different components during the home inspection. We do our best to educate our clients and once we complete the home inspection, we write up a detailed report with our findings, what we recommend for repair, an estimate of the costs for each repair and we also provide home maintenance tips. The home maintenance tips we provide will help buyers prepare and see what they need to budget for in the future.

At Eagle Inspections, our inspectors and support team are always available to you after the inspection as well. Questions about the inspection, questions about your house years later, we are always available to you as a resource.