Buying a home is an exciting endeavor. It can also be a bit overwhelming. There is a lot to think about when making such a huge decision. Besides affordability, you also have to think about what kind of investment you are making. If you do find the perfect home, there is a good chance you will be living there for years to come. Even if you think you have found your dream home, you still have to be cautious before buying it. You don't want to end up buying a home that needs extensive repairs. For this reason, you'll want to have your own inspections done.
Here are three necessary inspections you should do before buying a home.
1. Mold Inspection
A seller does not need to disclose information about mold in the home. For this reason alone, mold inspections are almost always a good idea before buying a house. Mold not only causes structural damage, but it also causes adverse health effects. Mold is a fungus that can cause breathing problems. It is especially dangerous for those who are allergic to mold. Mold can also cause various symptoms, including headaches, fatigue, nausea, and insomnia.
2. Septic System Inspection
If the home you are considering buying has a septic system, you will want to get that inspected as well. In some counties, a septic system inspection is required by law before selling the house. However, this inspection is usually completed by a home inspector. Besides that, the inspection is only a visual inspection, which isn't as thorough as a full one.
To make sure you are not going to have any costly problems after buying the home, you'll want to have a licensed inspector do a full inspection of the septic system.
3. Roof Inspection
When the roof isn't structurally sound, it can cause a whole host of problems. This is why it's good to do a roof inspection. This is something you can do yourself. From the ground, simply look for damaged or missing shingles on the roof. You should also check the condition of the gutters. If you don't see any damage, you can still choose to hire a roof inspector to ensure the roof is sound and there is no trapped moisture in the roof.
If you or the roof inspector spots problems, you may want to rethink your decision to buy that house. Roof repairs can be costly, so you want to avoid needing them.Share
15 October 2019
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