The process of selling your home can often be stressful. There are several hoops that need to be jumped through before the sale is finalized. Through each step, many sellers are sitting on the edge of their seat waiting to hear whether or not the sale is in jeopardy. This is especially true with the home inspection. Lifeline Home Inspections is here to talk about common problems that can come up in the home inspection and totally halt the sale.
Old Water Damage in the Home
Most buyers will turn tail and run when they hear that the home has had water problems. This could include flooding, a roof leaking or a burst pipe at one point or another. The biggest reason for this is the fact that it only takes a small amount of water for mold to start growing. Mold is not only a health risk, but it can be difficult and expensive to get rid of.
Structural Problems Found During Home Inspection
Another expensive problem that many buyers will do their best to steer clear of is major structural issues. This includes foundation problems. This can mean that the home isn’t safe or structurally sound to live in. These are also repairs that are not only extremely difficult, but can cost you thousands of dollars in repairs.
High Radon Levels
Radon is a natural occurring gas that can cause cancer if the levels are elevated. In most homes, the levels are far below dangerous levels. However, if testing indicates that radon levels are high, there will need to be a remediation system put into the home to suck out the gas and vent it outside before most buyers will go through with the purchase. High levels of radon consumption is the leading cause of lung cancer.
Pest & Rodent Infestations
It’s no secret that there are a few pests out there that can really destroy your home. If you have a termite infestation on your hands, it can bring the selling process to a complete halt. The structural damage that is caused by these pests can end up costing a homeowner tens of thousands of dollars in repairs. Likewise, a home that is infested with mice or other rodents can be difficult to sell. They can cause significant damage to the electrical system as well as the insulation within the walls and attic.
Buyers & Sellers Home Inspections & More in Fulton, Spalding, Coweta, Douglas, Pike, Upson & Fayette County, Georgia
If you are getting ready to list your home for sale, you may want to consider having a seller inspection completed first. This way, you aren’t waiting to hear any bad news when the potential buyer schedules their own inspection of the property. During a seller inspection, the experts at Lifeline Home Inspections will ensure you are blind sided with major problems with your home and can help to ensure smooth sailing through that portion of the selling process. Call us today!