What’s lurking in your basement or crawl space? It’s probably not that monster you imagined when you were a kid, but even scarier issues can be hiding down there in the dark.
Let’s face it: Most of the major mechanical systems in a home are below ground level, and it’s critical to brave the cobwebs, spiders and musty smells every now and then – at least twice a year – to ensure everything is working properly.
So grab a spotlight and a Dust Buster, take a deep breath, and make your way down there. Then look around.
- Check out your home’s mechanical systems. Do the filters need to be replaced? We recommend giving your furnace a once-over in early fall, so you have time to get it fixed or replaced if needed before the long Michigan winter sets in.
- Is there any evidence of moisture where it shouldn’t be? Do you hear any water drips? Can you smell mildew or see mold?
- Is there any evidence of pests or insect infestations that need to be addressed?
- Are there any cracks in the concrete floor or walls?
If you aren’t sure exactly what you’re looking at, or if you don’t know if what you found needs to be addressed, you can always hire a professional – or two or three – to do a thorough wellness check of the structure and systems located below your home. These services will cost you some money, but they will provide the peace-of-mind that things are running as they should and that there’s nothing of concern that’s being overlooked.
It’s much less expensive to fix minor problems before they become major disasters. If it’s too late and you’ve let your basement or crawlspace issues run amok, consider a fresh start. If there are problems that you don’t want to deal with, or don’t have the means to address, you might think about selling to a professional homebuyer, like us at Mitten Made Properties.
We’ve worked with many sellers in Metro Detroit who have run up against repairs that are just too much to handle. We can help. Give us a call at (248) 883-3340 and we’ll get things moving in the right direction with a fair cash offer on your home – exactly as-is – and a quick closing.