Growing up in a house full of girls, I unofficially took on the role as my father's only son. So when the time came to fix a leaky sink or change the oil in the family car, it was me that stood by my father's side. Thanks to him and everything he taught me, I am now able to take care of myself and my children in a way that not everyone can. I have tried over the years to engage my own daughter in the same way my father engaged me, but she's currently more interested in playing with dolls than fixing potholes. After my father passed away last year, I vowed to find a way to pass on everything he taught me, this blog is my way of keeping that promise. I truly hope that you learn as much as I have over the years.
Buying a new home is a major purchase decision. It isn't one that should be taken lightly. Oftentimes, people assume that because things look nice for appearance's sake, that they are. However, there might be a couple things lurking below the surface that you aren't aware of. To make sure you don't get any unwelcome surprises, here are three things you need to have inspected before making any final purchasing decisions.
Exterior of the Home
When it comes to the exterior of the home, you want to look for any major damage. Inspect the ridge vent for any bubbling, gaps, or missing pieces. All of these are entry holes for critters looking to make their home inside of your attic and the walls. The same thing applies to the foundation and siding. If there are holes, bats, squirrels, chipmunks, raccoons, skunks and a number of other animals can make it their home. Not only will they leave a mess behind, but you get stuck paying a pest control specialist to get rid of them and their droppings.
Make sure to have the water tested to ensure there are no contaminants lurking beneath the surface. If there are bacterium in the water, you will have to see what can be done to treat it. The last thing you want to do is have to install a new well because the other one wasn't useable. Another thing to look into is how much iron there is in the water. This will help you determine if you need to install a water treatment system to remove some of the minerals.
For more information about water testing, contact a company such as Funks Drilling Inc.
Make sure the furnace is in good working order and there are no critters inside. Birds, squirrels, and all sorts of animals can get into your furnace system and get stuck. You don't want to be blowing that around your home in the winter. The furnace inspection should ensure everything is fine and there is nothing to be taken care of. If animals were in there, a good cleaning is in order.
By having these three items inspected, you can save yourself a lot of problems later on. Kasv what you are dealing with is important to preventing a huge bill from popping up on you due to having to take care of something you weren't aware of in the first place. If you are ever in doubt about anything during the inspection, feel free to ask questions. This way you get the answers you need to put your mind at ease.