Home Inspection Checklist for Buyers
What to Check for when Buying a Home
When looking around for your new home, a general home inspection can only go so far. You might need a few more things checked out before you sign the dotted line, here are 7 things you should check out with a professional before buying a home.
Are there any cracks in the ceiling or walls, are the doors sturdy and secure. If you find a problem with a homes structure this could be a foundation issue, which is a potential deal breaker.
If you find soft wood, wood shavings, or hear sounds in the walls, this could mean pests have made their home in your potential home. These pets can cause serious damage to your homes foundation, and hiring a cleaning service to eliminate the unwanted guests can get costly.
Does your yard slope towards your house? Poor drainage can cause water damage and flooding. These issues may become expensive as you will not only have to take care of whatever damage the water has made, but you will most likely have to re-level your yard.
Septic System Inspector
Is the ground of the home soft or wet? If you notice a non-solid ground while walking across your potential homes lawn, this could mean the homes septic system is cracked or failing. Fixing this system is expensive and messy, something you’ll want to avoid.
Toxic Substance Inspector
Is it an older home? Asbestos, lead, mold, or radon could be lurking around your potential new home. Each potential toxin requires it’s own specialist, which can get pricey.
Is the home on a hill, is it located in an earthquake or flood zone? The house’s foundation, retaining walls, and other structures could be damaged, if they aren’t yet they are still at risk.
Is the home surrounded by large trees? Tree roots and canopies can cause damage to the roof of your potential new home, driveway, and foundation.
We hope this checklist helps you when looking for your dream home! Remember when moving you will most likely have a few items of junk you’d like to dispose of before moving into your new home, to get rid of your junk before the move, and any home improvement related waste after the move, call us at Waste Solutions 123! We can provide you with a dumpster rental for all of your household waste at an affordable rate!