What household hazards should we look for when viewing a home?
By looking for the household hazards before you buy, you can save yourself a ton of headaches, not to mention cash.
Mold – High amounts of mold spores can lead to respiratory problems. But you can easily identify it and ensure it’s dealt with before you move in.
Note areas where mold could be a problem, such as water damage in bathrooms, kitchens, or basements, and condensation on the windows.
Pests – Mice, bugs, and other critters may carry disease and/or will chew through wood.
Check for broken screens, holes, or cracks around windows and doors.
Asbestos – Most builders up until the late 1980s, or even later, used asbestos as fire protection.
It’s dangerous when it’s drilled into or sanded.
Ensure you know where asbestos may be in your home or consult with a professional before renovating.