As a homeowner, there are problems that you may come across that you will need to fix. If you own an old Denver home, there may be hidden damage that you cannot find until it has become a huge problem. You could save thousands of dollars by knowing early the possible damages that may be concealed.
Water damage is one of the common problems you may find. Older homes are more likely to be susceptible to this. You will want to look at the roof or wallboards to see if they are rotted or loose and also look for any roof shingles that may be damaged. These will be your first signs that there is an even bigger problem lying underneath. You should also look at your gutters or downspouts to ensure they are connected so that the water is draining away from the house and to the proper place.
Any water in the basement, whether it is from leaking water from outside or pipes, can compromise the foundation if not fixed immediately.
Knowing what to look for will help prevent future problems from occurring and give you warning signs to get things fixed.
Another potential problem may be in the electrical system in the house. If your home is more than a couple of decades old, there is a chance that the electrical system may be outdated. Look at your electrical panel and see what your amperage rating is. Check if it’s at least 100 amps because many older homes will be almost half that. Check any visible wiring as well to make sure it is not made of aluminum, which can be a fire hazard. It can be expensive to get an entirely new electrical system so checking some of these key things can prevent you from having to replace it all.
If you own Denver real estate, you should always make sure to keep up with the maintenance of your home. Deferring maintenance always costs more in the long run. It is worth the time to do some detective work. This is your best chance to minimize the costs for potential damage and catch problems early.
Let the professionals at the Bandy Team help you buy or sell a Denver home. We can help you with a no-obligation consultation. At The Bandy Team, we help Denver homebuyers as well as sellers with all their real estate needs. We will help you work through any issues that may arise in buying or selling a Denver property.
Our trusted professionals will be there to help you every step of the way!
Until next time,
Marianne Bandy, Team Leader
The Bandy Team
Keller Williams Park Meadows