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How to Spot Water Damage While Shopping for a House


How to Spot Water Damage While Shopping for a House

From excess rainfall, melting snow, to the devastating floods that surround our community, water damage seems to be everywhere this time of year. If you’re gearing up for a home purchase this Spring, it will be crucial to keep an extra eye out for signs of water damage or flooding that could cause a big issue later down the line. I chatted with a home inspector to gather a list of the most common signs of water damage so you can be prepared.

Visible Moisture Damage:

  • Baseboards of the finished areas in the basement
  • Stains on carpet corners
  • Stains on the bottom of door frames
  • Stains on bathroom cabinets

Potential Clues of Structural Elements:

  • Peeling or bubbling paint
  • Cracked grout in flooring
  • Warped or buckled wood and laminate flooring
  • Water rings on ceiling or walls
  • Cracked foundation line

Potential Mold Growth:

  • Humid or damp feelings
  • Musty odors
  • Potential mold growth can happen on walls, ceilings, sub flooring, floor joists, and even behind finished dry wall surfaces

And of course, it’s always wise to get a home inspection, and additional inspections such as a mold test before you make a purchase.

Let’s chat and discuss your home search.

Megan Owens, Realtor
“Delivering extraordinary care for extraordinary clients.”
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate
Phone | 402-689-4984     Email | MeganOwensRE@gmail.com
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