What are the BIGGEST Red Flags During A Home Inspection?
So, you found yourself a home, put in an offer and negotiated the price and terms. Congratulations! That is the first step! Now, you send your earnest money deposit to escrow and then schedule your inspections.
Did you know that the inspection phase is one of the steps where most deals fall apart? You will have a specific timeframe to get your home inspection, termite inspection and any other investigations on the property completed.
It’s recommended that you do not waive your home inspection! It’s the most sensitive and vital part of your transaction next to getting your loan. Find out what’s included in your home inspection: Biggest Red Flags During A Home Inspection
While there could be many potential issues with any home, here are a few of the biggest red flags during a home inspection:
Foundation and Drainage
As for drainage, houses should be mounted higher than the street level, so that there’s a pitch and the water drains properly. We also want to make sure the gutters are pitched correctly, so that water cascades away from the house.” Sometimes the drain system can be clogged with roots and debris which can cause the property to flood during a rainstorm.
Mold sounds scarier than it really is, and is normally associated with water damage, which is common in many houses or apartments. Mold may not be an unusual addition to an inspection report, and can often be remediated.
Failure to remove contaminated materials and to reduce moisture and humidity can present serious long-term health risks. Standing water and wet materials are a breeding ground for micro-organisms, such as viruses, bacteria and mold. For example, someone may have put a wet towel in a closet and it was up against the wall. If that towel stays wet for a prolonged time, mold on the wall will start to form. Once the towel is removed, the mold will die as it will no longer be “fed” to keep it alive. A little water and bleach sprayed on the area will remove the black, dead mold.
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