What should you watch out for in a real estate inspection?

11 Jan, 2022

On Behalf of Mack & Mack Attorneys | real estate

In real estate, buyers take risks. However, if you plan to invest in property, you should decrease your risk as much as possible. According to the U.S. News, some issues require the knowledge of a professional inspector.

After receiving an inspection report, there are damages to be wary of.

Foundation damage

Foundation damage does not always indicate a deeper issue. After all, minor cracks may only be cosmetic issues. However, if the inspector notes piling problems, there may be issues with the structural integrity of the building. Buildings require a pitch to drain properly. Ensure the facility is higher than the street level and the gutters drain water away from the house.

Mold and mildew growth

In some cases, mold is easy to clean up. While mold types present serious health issues, mold and mildew do not always indicate an expensive issue. However, if contaminated materials remain long-term, they can cause health risks and may require the removal of structural components. If the inspector finds any standing water in the building, it can breed mold quickly.

Electrical issues

If you have a building with electrical system problems, you may have a fire hazard on your hands. Electrical systems do not meet modern standards for historical buildings or those built in the mid-20th century. Nowadays, appliances demand more power from the electrical system. The system requires updating if you want the building to withstand home entertainment systems and HVAC systems.

No matter the property, you should always consider inspections a priority. When purchasing new construction properties, you should still perform a diligent inspection. Sometimes issues occur during construction and go unnoticed.

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