Those who are looking into purchasing a new home can’t assume that the seller of the home is aware of everything that may be wrong with it. While most sellers aren’t deliberately trying to hide problems, they may not be aware of issues that have been hiding in the walls, attic or basement. Hidden water damage can ruin the potential sale of a home if is found in the initial inspection by the prospective buyer. These issues can cause the biggest problems when it comes the overall health of a structure and can also be the most expensive to repair. When it comes to making your home ready to sell and preparing it for the real estate market, it definitely pays to have your home inspected before putting it on the market or before making a purchase.
If any water damage is found during the initial inspection, be sure to have it repaired right away, as damage that is left untouched can turn into a much more expensive problem to fix. Even those who are not selling their homes are encouraged to have it inspected annually for signs of water damage, since you typically can’t see it until it’s become a much bigger problem that what you started with.