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Peter Harris Home Inspections
Serving Helen Georgia and Surrounding Areas
State of Georgia Certified Real Estate Inspector
Peter Harris
Phone 770-519-0767
Email: peter@peterharrishomeinspections.com


   


 

Knowing some of the usual defects inspectors discover during an inspection allows you to be a well informed buyer. Peter Harris Home Inspections has compiled a list of the top 10 defects found in most homes. Repairs or replacement could cost or save you thousands of dollars. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have regarding possible problems in your home.
 

Top 10 Defects Per Peter Harris Home Inspections

  • Leaking Polybutylene fresh water plumbing pipes visible inside the crawl space
  • Defective hardboard siding. This is a moisture and installation related defect. Common brands of siding are Georgia Pacific, Louisiana Pacific, and Masonite
  • Cracked and blistering shingles allowing leaks visible inside the attic
  • Defective ground fault circuit breaker interrupter outlets in bathrooms, kitchen, garage, and outside
  • Visible open wire connections in the crawl space and attic
  • Leaking or loosely mounted toilets
  • Rotten floor joist and band joist at the front and rear door areas visible inside the crawl space
  • Cracked or broken concrete block piers inside the crawl space
  • Wet and damp crawl spaces
  • Cracks in the furnace heat exchanger allowing carbon monoxide to filter inside the house

 
 

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