I want to expand on our previous posts and offer a few more suggestions for things to look into before purchasing. Sometimes as potential homeowners the excitement of purchasing a home overrides our better judgement and we jump into homes prematurely. Although Arizona state law demands that realtors be transparent and forthcoming about the history of the home, there are still aspects we must look into for ourselves, or hire a contractor to investigate for us before purchasing.
- Check for mold. Although most Arizona homeowners don’t think of mold being an issue here in this dry state, the fact is mold is quite prevalent in Arizona. Winters never get cold enough to kill mold like they do in most states, so mold is able to thrive throughout the year here in AZ. Though there is not a lot of humidity in Arizona, water from a leaky pipe or an overflowed toilet from years ago can leave enough water beneath your floor or walls to provide a perfect environment for mold. It is always wise to have a specialists do an air quality check to check for airborne mold spores, to determine if mold is present in your home. If you live in Arizona call our friends at phoenixwaterdamage.org to give you comprehensive mold evaluation, if you live else where search the internet for well rated water restoration companies. It’s important you find a company with good ratings that will give you an honest assessment of your spore levels, and doesn’t suggest you get services you don’t need (which happens more than you would like to think).