People often prefer purchasing and moving in a home during summer months. This is because the weather supports a comfortable situation for them and their family to move without disturbing school. However, the dryness of the summer months can be a concern of dampness problems for the property.
During summer, in many areas the dryness absorbs the excess moisture which appears as a good thing at first. But when the condition continues for more than a short time then that can be damage to your house. One must check the ceilings and walls of the house to see whether water is leaking from roof or the outside walls. However, new homes do not have chances for such damages.
Give a tour of the house before purchasing and walk around in all places. A musty smell can be an indicator of mould that is occurring in the house. Many times this is not visible due to the dryness of the weather. One can work hard and clean up the visual damage and dirt easily. But getting rid of the damp musty smell throughout the house can not be so easy.
Your property can also be damaged by leaking of water through the roof or the walls outside the house. Water can also be visible through the foundation of your home and also from the drains in the basement when the drainage system in your yard is poor. During the wet weather this leakage might not be visible by the greenery of the surrounding area. Faulty gutters can cause dampness or even flooding in the basement of your house during the monsoon months.
If the investment you are making while buying your house is a serious one and if you plan to stay for the rest of your lifetime then proper investigation is necessary. A home inspection might be a great idea by a professional before finalizing the deal.