Common Maintenance Issues

The maintenance issues I find are typically things that the previous homeowner has neglected for some time. Sometimes these may seem to be trivial issues; for example a furnace filter that has not been cleaned or replaced. But even issues like this should be a concern to a homebuyer, since it is a sign that the previous homeowner overlooked routine maintenance on their home. A clogged filter may also cause damage to the furnace itself.

The maintenance category also covers aspects of the home that should be corrected by the new buyer to prevent problems in the long run. For example, a sidewalk that slopes toward the house will always result in more moisture in and around the foundation, so the buyer should plan to correct something like this before it becomes a serious problem.


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