Buying a house is a big decision of any prospective homeowner, and that’s why many buyers will weigh up their options few times to ensure that they are getting the most value for their money. Hiring a professional Toronto house inspector is a wise decision, considering the size of one’s investment. However, it won’t hurt to try and do some of the work yourself. With the correct preparation, you can conduct your own house inspection and make an informed decision on your big purchase. We prepared some useful tips below to help you.
Check for Roof Problems
One of the most important areas of an official Toronto house inspection is the roof. Roof condition can affect many other parts of the house, and can cause leaks which can be an endless money-pit. Make sure to get up-to-date information on the roof maintenance from the seller in order to make an educated decision.
Inspect the Plumbing
This means testing all of the taps and faucets, considering water pressure and keeping a sharp eye out for stains on the walls. Often liquid stains on walls mean a leaky pipe, and this can cost you a lot of time and money to repair.
Check for Hazards
This is rather a general tip, but make sure when you walk around a prospective home in Toronto that you take note of any potential dangers or hazards. Hazards can come in many forms, so make sure to check for any and all kinds.
Examples of potential hazards might be: broken branches on old trees, or large single pane windows on the upper levels of the house. These checks are of extra importance, especially if a child will be living in the house.
Check for Rotting Wood
This is a fairly common thing and can be found in most older houses. This is an easier part of house inspection by potential buyers as you don’t have to be trained to spot the rotting.
Be aware though that many sellers will freshly coat rotting wood with paint, so make sure to be thorough in your assessment.
Check Mobile / Internet Connectivity
One way to test the signal in your prospective place is to make calls and visit some of your favourite websites using your phone. If the signal is non existent, and you are a tech-savvy family, it might be worth reconsidering the location of your new home.
These tips are designed to be a starter guide for any Toronto house buyers that don’t have the expertise to conduct an official inspection, and can not replace an official house inspection from a trained professional.
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