Property purchasing is a frivolous business. Whether constructing a new property or buying an existing building, a bungalow, or a skyscraper, commercial or residential, a property purchase is a crucial decision. Before putting your hard-earned money into buying a new home, it is wise to make an effort and know all the ins and outs of your potential home. Homes are under general wear and tear repeatedly and have updations over time.
At GTA Inspectors, our inspection experts unveil a wide range of problems while examining a property. Despite the updates and modernizations, these extensions often hide nasty surprises if not checked upon properly. Property Inspection Dubai holds a lot of weightage for home buyers and sellers, and an inspection report can make or break the deal. A positive one leads to a successful home deal, and a negative one results in deal-breaking or price negotiations.Home inspections are not a mandate but are advisable to be undertaken to prevent known expenses in the future.
Today, in this blog, GTA Inspectors will help you expand your knowledge of some common problems often seen while examining a residential property. So, before you commit yourself to your potential home, let’s sneak peek at the top 10 most found problems that our home inspectors encounter.
1. Leakage or Water Penetration:
Water leakage or penetration within the house structure is the most recurrent problem encountered during a site visit. This leakage and penetration can lead to damp surfaces- leading to another common issue of moulds in the house. These water damages can be found in the roof, basement, and plumbing lines. Ignorance of these leaks and broken plumbing lines can worsen the situation and lead to conditions such as rots, cracks, and defective linings in the structure.
2. Electrical Faults:
During property snagging, another commonly found defect is the outdated or faulty electrical wiring and system- one of the major concerns leading to mishaps in modern homes. Wrong electrical systems that do not act under the building code of conduct can lead to an unfabricated look of the house, currents, sparks, or can even get worse too, electric fires.
3. HVAC Systems:
Appalling insulation is an often encountered thing in many homes. The construction culture of tall buildings and compact utilisation of space in structures in Dubai often leads to the issues of a proper cooling system in houses. The HVAC system of dwellings must be monitored and looked after annually but is often ignored by homeowners until the actual situation arises.
4. Damaged Roofs:
Roof problems are often neglected. Mature or faulty roofings with water leaks, cracked shingles, and weakened support systems must be taken for replacement or repair. Roof replacements or repairs are one of the most expensive fixtures in a house.
5. Constructional Faults:
Some of the most frequent structural issues with a house include- cracked walls and differential settlement in foundation leading to massive financial risk. These construction faults must not be overlooked since they affect the structural integrity, ultimately leading to shortened structural life of the property.
6. Exterior Grading leading to Water pooling around the house:
Drainage, damp damage, fencing faults, damaged pipelines, uncovered sewage, and poor grading cause water pooling. Other unhealthy conditions around the property can result in a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other problematic insects. If property inspection is not done in time, they can lead to a harmful and unpleasant environment in and around the house.
7. Termites and other Insects:
Wood-eating insects like carpenter ants, bees, and termites can cause damage to the wooden objects in the house. They eat up the wood and make them hollow, destroying the furniture and wooden storage of the house. House snagging inspectors minutely observe and identify these destructive insects that can lead to significant damage to the property. Regular humidity and damp environments can lead to infestations like- mud tubes, visible mazes on walls, shaved wood, damaged ceilings, and swollen floors.
8. Masonry Defects:
Another unpleasant site that home inspectors spot is defective masonry. Horizontal cracking in steps, slabs, chimneys, walls, or ceilings is some of the most common masonry problems in homes. These cracks can lead to expensive structural renovations if not taken care of in time.
9. Plumbing Issues:
Damaged pipelines and poorly defined plumbing systems are a sight to bear and go heavy on the pocket. This commonly found house issue can lead to water supply faults, damped structures, moulds, drywall damages, faucets, and low-pressure drainage systems.
10. Ventilation Crisis:
Lack of air passage in the house structure, especially in the bathroom or kitchen, is another problem discovered during a residential property inspection. Poor ventilation can lead to moisture build-ups and damp spots in the house, leading to the overall deterioration of the property.
Complete your homework and spot as much as possible through property inspections before signing the property contract. Through their property inspection process, GTA Inspectors can help save you from potential additional expenditures in the future. Connect with our residential property inspection officers for reliable house examinations and address these general issues.
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