Signs of a Previous Leak Can Be Subtle
Water leaks and moisture damage will always be a concern for home buyer. No one wants to be surprised in the future of an undisclosed water leak, so detecting problem areas is important. Often times the evidence of a previous leak can be subtle, but if you know what to look for that can be helpful.
Swollen wood, discolored surfaces and staining can all be signs of water damage that was no correctly cleaned up. The leak or moisture intrusion may have been fixed with no signs of moisture in the building materials and that is good. Knowing that there was a leak at some point in the past may help you to get answers about these subtle signs.
If you are in doubt about what to look for, maybe contacting a home inspector or qualified contractor is a good idea. Working with an experienced professional can bring answers and help to explain what the problem may have been. A professional may be able to help with whether or not to be concerns with the findings.
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