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Buying a Home Re-Sale?

Buying a Home Re-Sale?

Carpet & Flooring Inspectors Help in the Purchase of a resale home:
Candles, carpet deodorizers, cleaning products, air fresheners, cinnamon sticks, and a host of other air freshening products temporarily mask odors fooling prospective home buyers, but, once the sellers belongings are moved out, the deodorizers are removed, and the new homeowner moves in, the problems become evident rather quickly. It’s sad when you find the perfect house, only to find you have to spend thousands or ten’s of thousands of dollars to replace carpet, wood, or laminate flooring damaged by pets.

If there were pets in the house- suspect pet urine damage.
A Certified Carpet Inspector can identify spots and stains caused by pets, and locate spots not yet visible.. This is especially helpful before you purchase your new house; if the spots and stains originated from the sellers pets, your attorney may request the seller help with replacement costs prior to closing.

Pet stains on carpet:
The degree of staining from pet urine on a carpet will depend in part on the age and diet of the pet, the fiber type and dye method of the carpet. Solution dyed fibers will be the most resistant to urine stains with olefin providing the greatest stain resistance. In most cases, stains created by urine tend to leave either a red or yellow tinge. In either case the change in color is almost always permanent. Commercially available cleaning products designed to remove urine may be effective on fresh spots.

More to come….,
Linda Lockwood
Statewide Floor Covering Inspection Service
609-660-1717
NJ-NY-PA

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