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Top 3 Home Inspection Issues in Los Angeles County 


Forewarned, forearmed; to be prepared is half the victory.

 Top 3 Home Inspection Issues in Los Angeles County Found the Buyer’s General Inspector

Defective Plumbing

Defective plumbing can manifest itself in several different ways: leaks, clogs and restricted water flow.

Defective Electrical

Electric panels manufactured by certain companies have been declared unsafe. Other common electrical problems include Missing GFI’s (ground fault interrupters), unsafe wiring such as Romex, outdated (or too small) panel.

Aging Heating & Air Conditioning Systems

The average air conditioning and heating systems have a life expectancy of about 15 years.

Home sellers should be prepared.  The buyer’s home inspector will touch and check just about everything in your home. And if that’s not enough, they will likely recommend that your buyer have even more inspections. The two most common additional inspections are a sewer line scan and a chimney inspection.

When you have reason to believe your sewer line is in need of imminent replacement, it may be best for you to take matters in your own hand and order an estimate with a reputable firm.  As buyers sometimes use over-inflated estimates when negotiating inspection repairs, it’s wise for home sellers to have all of the facts.

Negotiating the property inspection can be difficult. Each situation is unique and it is the buyer’s decision as to what they want to ask the seller to repair or make credits for.  Your Realtor’s negotiation skills (or lack thereof) will come into play.

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