When Water Damage Hinders Homeowners on the Denver Real Estate Market
SERVPRO Helps Restore Damages Caused by Water and Other Factors in Denver Properties
The Denver real estate market experiences the same ups and downs as any other market in America, but because of the permanent nature of houses in general, the market is geared more toward buyers and their needs. Small problems, though, that seem inconsequential can lose a sale.
Home buyers might not be specifically on the lookout for water damage signs in Denver homes they view, but they have become more educated about the hidden problems to look for in a prospective home. When a home reaches the market, the sellers have most likely made any visibly needed repairs, small improvements, and manicured the lawn. Even if these are all immaculate and indicative of a well-maintained home, stains on surfaces, bubbled wallpaper, warped trim or other millwork, and uneven flooring spell damage from water.
Damaged areas within a home can happen anyplace, and these can be minor to severe in how much they affect a home's appeal and safety. IICRC certified technicians from SERVPRO work together, using their training and previous experience while restoring all of a home's specific damage issues simultaneously. Structural soundness is highly important to home buyers, but excluding the aesthetics is never advisable, either.
Peeling paint is not merely ugly to look at, but it can pose choking hazards and other health risks. Some homes are required to have a disclosure notice regarding hidden flaws that sellers are aware of, including any lead paint content. Exposure to humidity and other sources of moisture over time can exacerbate the problem of flaking paint, just as it can affect other aspects of a home.
Although lead is a heavy metal, it can still find its way into other areas of a home when the lead paint has been sanded away from surfaces, leaving them contaminated and unsafe. When paint contains lead, government regulations require removal in an approved manner only. Unauthorized work can increase the risk of exposure to lead for future occupants while placing home sellers at risk of law suits from buyers who later discover the reality of the situation. SERVPRO has experts certified in RRRP, qualifying them to renovate areas covered in lead paint.
Due to the complications that these and other problems create for homeowners, SERVPRO technicians receive training in many different aspects of home restoration. We can help you in preparing your home for the market, even if your home suffers from severe water damage problems.
SERVPRO of West Littleton / Sheridan is ready to take your call and answer any concerns you might have about water damage or other problems your home has that might make your home less safe. Contact us, 24/7, at (303) 593-1374.
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