Fire damage is most visible on the external structure of a property such as the walls, windows, roofs, ceilings and the perimeter walls.
New York, NY (PRWEB) January 19, 2013
Should a consumer be buying property that has in the past been damaged by fire, they need to take serious precautions because, despite the restorations that could have been carried out, it is possible that major faults were never fully addressed. The consequence is that they’ll be buying the property at a price higher than should actually be the case with a proper assessment. Moreover, such a purchase means that they might be taking on a property that will dent the wallet further with heavy repair and restoration bills.
Fire damage is most visible on the external structure of a property such as the walls, windows, roofs, ceilings and the perimeter walls. These get prominent attention during repair and restoration and it is easy to assume that all that a buyer needed to do has been done. However, there could be greater and more expensive repairs necessary inside the premises.
If the house has an attic, it could have been ruined permanently. Wooden floors and doors could have been ruined and the ceiling, though apparently intact, could have been stained irreparably. Other internal areas that require attention after a fire incident (and which are unlikely to get the attention they deserve) are the toilets, sinks, bathtubs and the basement.
Without professional help, it might not be easy for the potential property owner to truly assess the extent of the fire damage and the effect this should have on the price of the property. That is why home buyers need the professionally prepared new and comprehensive fire damage reports available at PropertyRecord.com. With these reports, anyone can know the exact extent of the fire damage and the kind of repairs necessary. By using these reports, home buyers will know what they are paying for thereby helping avoid unforeseeable repairs in the future.
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