Things in an Inspection Report You Shouldn’t Ignore

Your home inspection report is a great tool to use to determine the health of a home & what needs to be fixed before you can move in! 

There are many different items that will be listed in your inspection report, but there are specific things in a report that you should pay special attention to – as these are items of major concern and could be dangerous for your health and safety if left unrepaired. 

Electrical Issues

Electrical issues are one of the biggest things to pay attention to! Common concerns are: 

  • Faulty wiring 
  • Electrical faults 
  • Overloaded electrical panels 
  • DIY electrician jobs by the previous owner 

Plumbing Problems

The plumbing system in a home is central to the functionality of the home – and defects in the plumbing can be costly & time-consuming to repair. Look for notes about: 

  • Burst pipes 
  • Blocked drains
  • Pipes that are leaking 
  • Cracked pipelines 
  • Clogged sewers 


The foundation of the home is essential to the safety of you and your family. Inspection reports that list the following should be taken seriously: 

  • Cracked foundation 
  • Attic problems such as: improper insulation, water damage, pests, structural damage
  • Poor grading 
  • Drainage issues leading to shifting foundation 
  • Doors that don’t close correctly & framing that is tilted 

There are many other things that should be taken note of if found during a home inspection, such as mold, radon, pest infestations, etc – but these are some of the main things that you shouldn’t ignore if they are listed in your home inspection report!