When you’re planning a home renovation, getting an inspection is one of the last things you consider. But an inspection exposes all the hidden reasons why you need professional work done. Here are several reasons to undergo a home inspection first before you carry out a plan. 

 

Make Necessary Repairs 

 

Getting the necessary repairs is more important than getting aesthetically renovated. A renovation is an optional method that mostly beautifies the surface by enhancing its most attractive features. Not every process is designed to improve the home’s functions. In contrast, a repair is necessary to keep your vital systems running, whether it’s the electricity, plumbing, or HVAC system. 

 

Refocus on the Most Important Renovations 

 

A home inspection highlights the most common problems that affect various systems that include: 

  • Electricity 
  • Deck 
  • Plumbing 
  • Structure 

 An inspection brings to light all of the major and minor problems in your home that can no longer be ignored. 

 

Plumbing 

 

After an inspection, you may notice that your plumbing system has extensive leakage and rusting. Instead of renovating the walls, you choose to replace damaged pipes with chemical-resistant materials like pex supply hose. Upon discovering that your house has many leaks, you may perform a more detailed inspection and find out that your plumbing appliances are damaged and need to be replaced, as well. 

 

Electrical System 

 

An inspection may reveal hidden defects in your electrical system. Many problems show no signs or symptoms at all and cause damages that are not present until a disaster occurs. You may have light switches or outlets that stop working or very high electricity bills. After an inspection, you can decide to update the power supply at certain circuits to prevent any possibility of electrical shocks and fires. 

 

Deck 

 

Wooden decks often have problems with rotting and water damage. One type of repair is to replace the damaged wood with stronger engineered wood, and another popular type is to apply a sealant on the surface to prevent damages. 

 

Structure 

 

Renovate the structural parts that include the walls, flooring, ceiling, and foundation. You don’t have to reposition the walls or replace the flooring completely, but you may need to replace the top layers if an inspector finds water stains or mold damage. 

 

Before renovating your home, get an inspection to uncover the damages hidden behind the walls, floors, and ceilings. Determining which renovations are more important than others is how you decide to make the most of your project