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Common Defects

No house is perfect. Even the best built homes in New York and the best maintained homes in New York will always have a few items in less than perfect condition. Below are some of the items we most commonly find when inspecting a home:

Roofing Problems with roofing material are the single most common defect we find. Usually it doesn't mean the roof needs to be replaced, simply that it is in need of maintenance or repair.

Ceiling stains caused by past or present water leaks; ceiling stains are very common. It may be difficult to tell whether the stains are from leaks still present, or were caused by leaks which have since been repaired. The trained staff at CGI Home Inspection Services of New York and Connecticut can help make this determination.

Electrical hazards Most common in older homes, but often found in newer homes as well. Electrical hazards come in many forms, from missing GFCI outlets, to wiring done incorrectly by the homeowner, to double taps and arching in the main electric panel. CGI Home Inspection Services of New York can examine the electrical panel and other electrical components of the home to inspect for potential problems and inform you of them prior to the deficiency becoming a major repair item.

Rotted wood Caused by being wet wood for extended periods of time, most commonly found around tubs, showers and toilets inside, or roof eaves and trim outside.

Water heater installations Many water heaters are not installed in full compliance with local plumbing code.

Gas furnace Most gas furnaces seem to be in need of routine maintenance such as new filters or gas company certification at the least. Many have other issues such as faulty operation or inadequate fire clearance as well.

Plumbing defects Plumbing issues commonly found include dripping faucets, leaking fixtures, slow drains etc... Even in brand new homes, it is common to identify minor plumbing defects.

Whether the house is in Bronxville, Yonkers, New Rochelle, Larchmont, Eastchester, Mamaroneck, Pelham, Pelham Manor, Yonkers or Port Chester no home is perfect and a routine check of your home by a licensed and insured New York Home Inspector is recommended.

If you are looking to purchase a home in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Bronx, Queens or Fairfield Counties, CGI Home Inspection and Appraisal Services can provide you with a comprehensive home inspection report and a restricted use residential appraisal report. Two products for the price of one! Get two layers of protection with one visit from our qualified staff. Not only will you learn of any defects of your potential new home but you will also secure the most recent market value of your potential investment.

If you are thinking of selling your home then it pays to have your home inspected and appraised prior to the list date. Determining if your home has any defects requiring repair and securing the market value of your home before listing it for sale will save you money and time! An over priced listing usually experiences extended marketing times and homes with damage discovered after a contract price has been negotiated can lead to a renegotiation of the contract price! Protect yourself now! Call CGI Home Inspection and Appraisal Services of New York and Connecticut at 1-800-376-8972 or visit us on the web at or