Older homes can be charming, quaint, and full of maintenance problems. If you love the look of older homes and can’t wait to live in a structure with crown molding that is 100 years old and hand-carved banisters, make sure you are aware there could be other issues you need to deal with. Before you get your heart set on buying a property, check for the following possible problems.
Mold loves to feast on wet, dark surfaces – including in attics, basements, and crawl spaces. Homes that have leaks, even months ago, can harbor mold inside walls or under floors. If you spy a water spot on the wall or ceiling, there could be mold hiding dormant inside the wall until the water comes again to feed the spores. Make sure you have the building checked for signs of decay by a professional company.
Old wood can …