Looking to buy or rent your dream house can be stressful. Once you have paid the money, there is no turning back or not liking the option. Many house owners or real estate agents usually try to sell you a house that is more than its actual worth. Since most people don’t know the tricks, they tend to go with the current price offered. Thankfully, Atlanta Property Inspection is here to provide you with some great tips about what to be careful of, and list other services that will be useful to you.
Most people tend to just look at the location, size, and the brightness of a house. However, some parts are way more important than those factors. Throughout this article, we will be going over some things to consider while trying to find your dream home.
Firstly, ask the owner or the real estate agent the roof's age. This is one of the most crucial parts in a property inspection. Different houses have different roofs and different roofs have different life expectancies. If no information could be obtained, contact your local building department. If a roof is old, in the long term, it may cause great problems to you and permanent damage to the infrastructure of the house. Secondly, you should ask about the plumbing. Most houses that were built before the 1990s have problematic plumbing like galvanized steel and aging copper. This leak may also cause difficult problems to the buyer in the long term if not noticed.
Another important part to consider is the electrical panel. Again, if you look at homes built before the 1990s, certain brands of electrical panels like Federal Pacific, Zinsco, Sylvania, and Challenger may cause severe damage or risk to your health. Overall, if an electrical panel is old and certain parts combine, it can cause your house to be on fire. Lastly, the water heater system. Finding the age can be easy because most likely there is a sticker on it stating the age. Most of them have a life-expectancy of 10-20 years. If older than this, it can be harmful to your health.
These are some information that most property inspection companies don’t even provide to you. Think about it. If even the information in this article can save you time and money, guess how much our professional staff can help you.
Atlanta Property Inspection is here to help you eliminate any potential risks to your health or valuable things in your life. With our professional home inspectors, we will help you identify the crucial parts that value a house. Our services are based on the individual's budget, so it is suitable for everybody! Call us today to learn more about our staff, equipment, an estimate upon request, services, and extra tips!