So you've found a home that is exactly what you have been looking for, and you were ready to make an offer until you saw the basement. There are some signs that the house could have had some water damage in the basement, like a floor or perhaps a moisture problem. When this happens, it's best to consult with a flood damage restoration company to see how bad the damage is, and if it's still a smart investment to purchase the home. Get these costs from the flood damage restoration company:
Inspection for Water Damage
The company will come in and inspection all areas of the basement and home for water damage. Some areas they will look include:
- On the foundation walls and floor
- Throughout insulation around interior walls
- In the HVAC system
- In crawl spaces
Once they are able to go through the property and see if they notice water damage or existing mold and mildew, they'll let you know what needs to be done so the house can be fixed.
Cost to Remediate the Mold
If mold is found, you have to worry that it's in the air and spreading throughout the home construction materials. Find out what the cost is to have the mold removed, and then to have a mold prevention cleaning agent applied to the areas that need to be treated. You don't want to move into a home that has mold damage without knowing how bad it is, what materials need to be removed, and that it has all been extracted.
Estimate to Restore the Property
You don't want to deal with soggy support beams, the smell of must, or any other issues that are present when a home has a water problem. To make sure that these are issues that you battle, make sure that you get an estimate to fix all damages present before you put an offer on the home. You may want to give this estimate to the sellers or consider it when deciding what price to offer for the home.
If you don't know a lot about flood damage and about water problems in a home, but you think that the home that you want to buy has some of these problems, it's time to consult the professionals before the property is yours. Talk with your agent and with the seller and ask them if you can have a professional come to the property before you submit an offer.
Contact a company like All Care for more information and assistance.