possible Hazards – Obstacles To A Quick Close
Not only do hazards in a home or on a character present health and safety risks, but they can also slow down a sale considerably. Nothing is worse than getting to a certain point in a real estate transaction, only to have the buyer discover a possible danger. This is why complete disclosure of every aspect of the character, right from the start, is the best course of action. If possible, problems should be brought to the Realtor’s attention already before the home goes up for sale. But what about when already the current homeowner doesn’t know about the hazards? That’s why a smart agent will do a bit of preliminary research.
Oftentimes, things that are considered possible hazards today weren’t already given a second thought twenty, or already a few, years ago. That’s why many homeowners don’t consider them important to mention. Let’s take for example buried oil tanks. Under current law, buried tanks must be removed, along with any soil polluted with leaked contents. If the tank hasn’t been used in years, it is possible that the current homeowner doesn’t already realize it is there. In the past, the appropriate measure to deal with these was to drain them and fill them with cement. So there may be filled tanks on a character, and depending on their location and condition, they may be able to be left and nevertheless considered safe.
If the tanks are not filled, they could be a contamination risk. Removing the tanks is expensive enough, but if they are leaking, the costs will rise exponentially. It is recommended that this be done before the home already goes up for sale, since it is guaranteed to come up during an inspection anyway. Cleaning it up beforehand avoids costly stalls in the sale.
There are quite a few other hazards that are better known about before going into a sale. Asbestos, for example, can be in insulation, tiles, and already some plaster in a home. While it can be perfectly safe when in a sealed location, if a new buyer is planning a renovation, it is of utmost importance that they know what might be lurking within the walls. Again, it is best to deal with these issues before, instead of in the middle of, a sale. If it is decided that asbestos removal is necessary, please contact a specialized.
Radon is another danger that is getting more attention lately. connected to lung cancer, it is a gas emitted from the ground as natural deposits of uranium mineral decompose. It can build up in poorly ventilated basements, posing meaningful, however invisible, health risks to a home’s occupants. however it isn’t hard to cure, as sealing leaks in basement concrete and providing adequate ventilation can greatly reduce the amount of radon present, consequently reducing the health risk.
rule paint is another shared danger, and again, it is easy to cure by simply being sure that all paint is fresh and not peeling. If new owners are planning a renovation, they should take safety precautions to avoid inhaling rule dust. It is expected that any home older than the early 1980s contains some rule paint.
Finally, mold is another shared danger. Mold grows when humidity levels are too high, usually because of leaks either in the roof, foundation or broken pipes. Mold can also grow in humid climates if a home, or a room in a home, has not been kept warm enough to keep it dry. Mold can cause fairly serious health problems, so every effort should be made to prevent its growth. If mold damage is meaningful, parts of the home may need to be removed and replaced.
It isn’t usually a homeowners fault if there are possible hazards on their character, but it is there responsibility. While removing or repairing hazards can be quite costly, the need to do so is unavoidable. The chances of a profitable and fast home sale are far greater when the job has already been done. Otherwise, the value of the home is seriously compromised.