6 Common Results From Meridian Idaho Home Inspections!
Over the years, I’ve noticed several commonly-found issues in Meridian Idaho home inspection reports, including:
1) HVAC Systems
Most Meridian Idaho home inspections recommend servicing the HVAC system.
You wouldn’t believe how many homes I see that have filthy/clogged furnace filters.
Based on my experiences, very few homeowners have their HVAC system serviced regularly.
2) Wet Crawlspaces
Many Treasure Valley areas have high water tables with a layer of clay soil a couple of feet under the surface.
That can lead to crawlspace moisture, and ultimately, mold if not remediated.
Common issues include missing, or misplaced vapor barrier, downspouts dumping roof runoff water alongside foundations, over-watering lawns, and improper lot grading.
3) Disconnected HVAC Ducts
Disconnected HVAC ducts are also common due to improper installation during construction, or damage caused afterward.
4) Damaged Roof Vent Jacks
Homes that are more than 20 years old often have roof vent jacks that have cracked or split over time.
Those roof jacks often need to be caulked or replaced by a licensed roofing contractor.
5) Fogged Windows
Many home inspection reports mention windows with failed seals that have a foggy appearance and condensation between the panes.
Low-quality windows are often the cause for fogged windows.
The solution is to repair or replace the windows.
6) Active Electrical Wires In The Crawlspace
After seeing numerous inspection reports mentioning dangling, hot electrical wires in crawlspaces, I finally figured out the cause for them.
When electricians wire new homes, they often include a “live” wire in the crawlspace in case the buyer wants to install a floor plug for lamps.
A hot electrical wire in a moist crawlspace is an obvious safety hazard for anyone who enters that crawlspace!