Oct. 29, 2010

Hawaii Real Estate - Water damage

Getting a house that you want to purchase inspected may be the best thing you can do because of all the potential hazards they might find.  A building inspector is a person who goes into the home in order to find out if everything is up to code including a plumbing and all the water lines that run through the house.  They will determine enough all the piping is up to code.  They will also be able to tell you if there's any work that needs to be done or if any of the pipes are leaking.  You do not want to purchase a home that has leaking pipes because of several reasons.  Here are just a few of the reasons why you might want to think about not purchasing a home due to water damage.

One of the main reasons that you do not want to purchase a home it as water damages because it can cause mold in the walls.  Moisture in the walls can lead to a hazardous mold that can make your whole family sick.  Mold is one of the leading causes for people to start remodeling your home because once it gets into the walls, it is hard to get it off.

Another reason that you might not want to purchase a home that has water damage is because of the fact that the wood might be rotten.  You do not know how long the leak is been there and therefore you do not know how bad the wood is underneath a leak.  A leak might have just started but the damage that water can do to a home is devastating.  You have to take the all of this into consideration when you're looking to purchase a home so that you do not end up spending more money on renovating the new home before you move in.

Water damage is a very big problem in many homes because it is almost invisible unless something else major goes wrong.  A broken water pipe is something that you will be able to detect right away because you will hear the water constantly running.  Take all of these things into consideration when you're looking to purchase your new home.

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