Purchasing a new home is a fun and exciting experience, especially during the final stages as you are ready to move into your new home. However before you close on your dream home, it is especially important to conduct a final walk-through in order to ensure that you are not stuck with any costly repairs or issues with your new home as you move. As you look over your prospective new residence, be sure to check for these five important factors before closing.
Signs of Issues with Plumbing and Faucets
Although it may sound trivial, it is crucial to check each of your faucets before closing on your new home. This is because these simple checks could prevent you from facing costly water damage repairs or issues down the road, such as pipe bursts or issues with your hot water.
Confirmation of Inspection Repairs
As you conduct your final walk-through, it is very important to confirm that all necessary repairs recommended by the last inspection have been completed. It is also a good idea to ask for any receipts from repairs that were made following the inspection in order to provide an accurate timeline to a contractor in the event of another necessary repair.
Proper Functioning of Electrical Systems
Check the electrical systems as you walk through your prospective new home in order to ensure that your light switches and outlets are all working properly. This may also include checking your circuit breaker, outlets, and lights to make sure that each of them are working throughout the house.
Open and Close Doors in the Home
Not only will checking your doors provide you with reassurance for your physical security, but also for the efficiency of your heating and cooling systems. This will help you to ensure that the hot or cool air is not easily escaping your new home. Open and close the doors throughout your walk through to make sure that each one can be used properly.
Checking Walls, Ceilings, and Floors for Mold or Damage
Carefully inspect the walls, ceilings, and floors of your new home in order to check for mold or damage to the structure. Checking for mold and damage will give you the opportunity to seek early mold remediation or repairs before you move in so that you and your family are not trapped in a living situation that may cause allergies or sickness over time.
Trust the Professionals at Clagett Enterprises for Your Realty Needs
If you’re looking for the perfect realtor for your property or a professional to assist you during your purchase of any home, you can rely on Clagett Enterprises. Clagett Enterprises is a full-service real estate company with almost 30 years of experience in the Frederick and Western Maryland area. For assistance with selling your home and getting the best possible price, contact us online or give us a call at 301-665-6009. To meet our team and see some of our beautiful homes, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+.