As a seller, there is no point in worrying. The facts will be made, and a good home inspection will back up the findings with photos. Even if there are serious problems, these are facts that you would have to deal with even if you weren't selling the house. A home inspector will evaluate each part of a property in question for electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and structural problems.
Some things that don't pass a home inspection include anything from drainage problems in the yard to cracks in the foundation. For sellers, preparing for a home inspection can help you address some of the most common home inspection issues ahead of time. Leveling the surface around a house can cause serious drainage problems and foundation damage. Improper leveling can lead to leakage in basements, causing mold and other problems.
It can also create a spongy soil that causes the foundation to shift. In a perfect world, every lawn would have at least a 3% slope away from the house, allowing water to flow out of the house, preventing water damage. Even if the land were classified correctly (for every 10 feet of distance from the foundation, the soil should fall two to three inches), the house would settle and the ground beneath the foundation could change. If you are looking to buy a home that was built before 1981, it is possible that the house was built with materials that contained asbestos.
These materials include insulation around heaters, vinyl or asphalt floors, or sprayed surface materials. If your home was built before 1978, it is most likely painted with lead-based paint. In most states, lead-based paint testing is not included in a home inspection because it is a specialized service, but there are some cases where it can be done for an additional cost. Ask them about anything that worries you, such as a fallen ceiling, bad electricity, or water that is rusting or slowly flowing down faucets.