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Shopping for a House? 5 Things to Look Out for to Avoid Buying a Moldy Home

12/7/2022 (Permalink)

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5 Things to Look Out for to Avoid Buying a Moldy Home

Purchasing a house is a big step that takes time, care, and research. In this article, we'll take you through the things to look out for when buying your new home so that you can avoid purchasing a house that has been previously damaged by water or mold.

Important Things to Consider When Buying a Home

There are a few things you should consider when you are buying a home: 

Location, size, and amenities: These are the base factors that will influence your decision. If you're looking for a place close to public transit or schools, you might want to think about those before anything else. The same goes for things like the nearby quality of neighborhood parks and other recreational facilities.

Price, mortgage payment and insurance: When buying a home it's important to look at all three factors together so that they balance out financially. This way, if one cost increases or decreases dramatically over time due to inflation or unexpected developments in policy or technology (like electric cars), then your budget will still work out as planned.

Safety/security: It's also worth considering how safe your new neighborhood is before making an offer on any given property -- especially if there are strangers around who could pose threats such as animal attacks (which are rare). Most real estate agents can provide helpful information about these things during pre-inspections if asked nicely!

History of the home: It's always wise when buying any kind of property - especially one without previous owners - first ask yourself why someone would leave behind something beautiful like this place. What happened here? How often does it happen? What caused these problems last time around which could lead us down similar paths with future residents coming after us?”

Research the Area and the Home

The first thing you should do is get to know the area your house is located in. The quality of the neighborhood can make or break whether or not you will be happy with your purchase. If there are bad schools nearby, or if it’s known for flooding often—there are many factors to consider when choosing where to buy a home.

Also, make sure that you know what kind of conditions exist within the home itself before purchasing it! Do not buy into any myths regarding mold or mildew; buying an older house does not mean that it has been completely cleaned out and no longer contains any potential health hazards such as mold spores.

Watch for Signs of Mold

Beyond the above suggestions, you should watch for signs of mold in each home you are considering. Mold can be a huge problem, and a potentially very expensive problem to solve. 

As you look at homes, make sure to keep your eyes peeled for these five common signs of water damage:

  • Mold in the home
  • Water stains on walls or ceilings
  • Leaking pipes, roofs, and gutters
  • Pests like mice and ants. If there are signs of pests in a house that you're considering buying, it's likely there's some sort of moisture problem in the walls or floors nearby (and from there it can spread)
  • Structural damage caused by leaks or flooding in your home (sometimes seen as cracks in the foundation)

Working with a Property Inspector

As a home buyer, you should always work with a property inspector who understands and is experienced in mold inspection. A professional will be able to tell you if there are signs of mold in your prospective home, as well as identify what type of mold it is, how to deal with it, and how to prevent future outbreaks.

The best thing to do when purchasing a home is to take your time and look at everything carefully. That way, you will be able to avoid the pitfalls of buying a moldy house in the first place.

If you do find mold in your Florence, TX home, give SERVPRO of Georgetown/Florence/Sun City a call to remediate the mold and get it back to its preloss condition!