Common Damage to Homes in NJ

Common Damage to Homes in NJ

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Aug 15, 2017
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What You Can Expect to Repair When Owning a Home in New Jersey

There is truly no place like home. As your place to feel safe, relaxed, and escape from the world, it is important to keep your space safe and updated! Any house is going to need repairs at one point or another. Taking care of these problems as soon as they arise will prevent them from getting worse. At Coccia Real Estate Group, we know exactly what you should be looking for to keep your property in pristine condition. Here some of the most common and hazardous issues found during home inspections.

Most Common Issues

·      Doing Nothing

When you leave repairs unattended too long you’ll wind up digging yourself into a high cost situation. One way or another the problems in your home need to be fixed, and if you don’t pay for basic upkeep, you’re going to face problems later when trying to sell your home or passing it to the next generation. This can really be a nightmare so try to stay on top of things!

·      Defective Wiring

Older homes may have electrical systems that are out of date and the materials made to keep them in check may not exist anymore. As a result, a new electrical system should be put in place as soon as possible to avoid short-circuiting in the system. Not doing so can lead to fires when doing simple and daily routines such as using the toaster. The last thing you want is to have children in the home when appliances could blow a fuse.

·      Faulty Ventilation and Insulation

If you have bad ventilation and insulation, especially in an unused part of the house (like the attic), then you are going to rack up a pricey utility bill. You don’t want that AC and heating seeping through cracks in your home when it is an easy fix.

·      Plumbing Leakage

This problem occurs when you have a problematic piping system where the water pressure is thrown off and starts leaking throughout the home. You should also check your walls and ceiling for any dampness or dripping because this can be a result of choked drainage (clogged drain from some piece of paraphernalia getting stuck in the pipes). Plumbing repairs might be a simple fix or you may have to replace the whole system.

Further Water Problems

Water is probably the leading problem in damaged homes. Water damage is costly and can lead to further health hazards such as mold. These are a couple parts of the house that water damage can significantly affect:

·      The Roof

It is easy to forget about the external workings of house since it is not something we look at every day, such as the inside of the home. But over the years water can damage can wear down the materials used to keep the inner sanctions liquid free. If roofing isn’t installed properly to begin with then it could lead to the early deconstruction of the roofing base. Good material like asphalt should last at least 15 to 40 years without a problem. If you are experiencing issues before then, the installation probably needs to be removed and replaced.

 

·      The Slope Of Your Yard

If the property your house sits on has improper draining, then it could lead to cracking in the foundation of the home and possible movement of the entire structure. A way you can tell if the house has settled – or has been subtly moved – is if you have trouble opening and closing windows or doors. If the drainage around the house doesn’t get fixed it could lead to these issues being a constant problem.

Rely On The Experts in NJ Real Estate

There is a lot that goes into buying and selling home so it is best to go with a company that has all the tools you need to make the right decisions. Through our many success stories our customers have said that we are “the reason they bought their dream home” and that we’ve “gone above and beyond to help them purchase their home” so let us do the same for you. Contact us today with any further questions you have about real estate in New Jersey.