Tips To Make Sure Your Home Is In Good Condition Before The Purchase And Move-In

Posted on: 27 May 2020

When you buy and move into a home, it is important that you do all the necessary due diligence to make sure the home has the value you expect and also is in a condition that is up to your needs. Just as you want the home to have a working system and components, the home also needs to be in good shape and not harbor any unsafe pathogens or problems that can risk the health of you and your family. The following are some recommendations to help you take care of your newly purchased home's preparation and inspection before you move in.

Hire a Home Inspection

A good professional home inspection will consist of checking out many of the home's systems and appliances, including the HVAC, electrical, and even the insulation levels in the attic. However, you can also hire a home inspector to check for areas within the home that can pose a risk to your health. Your inspector can check to make sure, for example, that the plumbing is working within the home and also the exterior line draining into the city sewer. 

Many homeowners don't realize that some areas of a home they might not be able to see can cause damage to their home. For example, the plumbing backs up due to a clog and floods their home with sewage. This problem can lead to raw sewage inside their home's carpeting, drywall, insulation, and furnishings and harbors bacteria and viruses that can make you quite sick. And additionally, the sewage waste will grow mold if it is not cleaned up within the first one to two days and the area is dried out thoroughly. 

You should hire a mold inspector to test for mold inside your home if this occurs and after you or the inspector finds any plumbing leaks. A plumbing leak behind the wall, for example, can go unnoticed for weeks and cause extensive damage and put mold spores all through your home's air.

Check For Mold

Once you suspect there is any type of mold or the potential for mold growth in your home, you need to hire a mold inspection and test for the spores. Mold spores can travel through the air in your home undetected, as they are not visible nor do they have any odor. 

A professional mold inspector can test for mold on surfaces inside your home, such as under the sink inside the cabinet, or inside the air of your master bedroom closet where there has been a moisture leak. 

Once you have established there is mold growth, be sure you have it professionally cleaned up to remove any mold spores upon and embedded within porous surfaces.

Contact a provider of mold testing services in your area to learn more.