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How Much Can Water Damage Affect The Value Of Your Home

By:Aydan Corkern

These days many home owners have become very worried about the value of their home. It is common knowledge that home values have dropped a great deal due to the economy alone. Some home owners that are still paying their mortgage payment each month are alarmed because if they had to sell their home at the present time, they might not or would not even make enough money to pay off what they owe, let alone see any of the equity they might have had earned a few years ago. It might have disappeared because of lower home values.

This overall decrease in home values is enough to deal with without having to worry about things that can additionally devalue your house. Specifically, water and mold damage. Home buyers are becoming more and more scrutinizing when it comes to putting their money into a piece of real estate. So many factors are involved in their decision whether to buy a particular home or not. The neighborhoods, the schools, commuting time, shopping availability, and most importantly the condition of the house are things they need to meet their needs.

If a potential home buyer even thinks that a home has had previous water damage, even if it has been well repaired, red flags will go off about the possibility of mold. You can bet they will want to be absolutely sure these days that there is no evidence of mold. This is because it has become common knowledge what affects mold can have on the health and how expensive and involved it can be to have removed.

Even worse than a potential buyer suspecting that there could be mold is if there has been water damage and it has not been repaired. This can be a deal breaker too. When the structure of a home has been compromised by water on the inside or outside of the house, it can cause walls, floors, ceilings, windows, and doors to become misaligned. This too can be a very expensive thing to have repaired. A damaged roof will make a buyer think about potential water damage too.

If you ever plan to sell your home and make a decent profit these days, you must keep the home well maintained to prevent water damage. When you stop water damage, chances are less likely that you will have mold growth. Keeping your roof, foundation, and plumbing in good repair will a good defense against most water damage. When selling time does come, you will be so glad you did.

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