Scary House Problems That Spook Buyers

October 29, 2015

The big ugly of house problems: Foundation issues, mold problems, and water damage. The three issues have the potential to cost thousands in repairs to home owners or buyers.

  • Foundation issues: Foundation problems can reveal itself such as by cracks in the walls, uneven floors, or trouble opening and closing doors. If ignored, the problems can get worse. Most issues can be easily resolved but it can be costly.
  • Mold: “Once mold spores take root, they colonize quickly, feeding on common items in the home like clothing, paper, cardboard, etc.,” according to a recent blog post at RISMedia’s Housecall. “In addition, mold poses a significant health hazard, so it’s a problem you shouldn’t ignore.”
  • Water damage: If you spot water stains on the ceiling, be alarmed. Roof issues like ice dams, missing shingles, or damaged flashing could also be allowing water to seep into the home. Water damage can cause wood to rot or mildew and moisture issues.

Home owners can avoid these scary house problems from surfacing with regular checks by professionals of the condition of the home’s foundation, roof, plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems.

Source: “Scary Home Problems That Could Raise the Dead,” RISMedia House Call Blog (Oct. 17, 2015)