What to Look for When Determining the Condition of a Home


Shower tiles and grout 

Leaking showers can be expensive to repair and an extreme inconvenience. Check the amount of grout on the shower recess. An indication of deteriorating tiles is peeling paint on the wall behind the shower or a musty smell in the room behind the shower 


Look for signs of ceiling collapse 

Homes built between the 60s and 00s are all at risk of the ceiling collapsing due to the use of grout straps, glue and insufficient fixing screws which age and become less reliable over time. Some of the signs of potential ceiling collapse are cracks on sheet joints and sagging cornices particularly on face brick wall areas


The condition of your tiled roof 

The condition of a tiled roof gives an indication of how well the homes have been maintained. Some of the things you should check on the roof are: 1) Whether the ridge caps are free of cracks in the bed joints, 2) does the roof have any undulations, 3) are there any corrosion in the valley trays and gutters and, 4) if the eaves linings are stained. The cost of a roof inspection is less than the cost of reparations 


Are the flexi hoses worn 

These are usually found under the sink and rupture far too frequently. Some of the tell sign of whether or not one of the flexi hoses are about to burst are: if they’re kinked, twisted or rusting 

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Posted in Blogs on 10th February, 2021