There are two words that can instantly strike fear into the heart of any homeowner: water damage. Whether it comes as the result of a busted pipe, a leaky roof, a faulty component in your HVAC system, or even the sometimes-cruel hand of Mother Nature, dealing with water in your home is a monumental headache.
When It Rains, It Pours
Water is a powerful force, and it can lay waste to your home in a matter of minutes. In addition to destroying or damaging prized possessions and valuable assets, it can also seriously compromise the stability of your home’s infrastructure. Addressing water damage properly will cost you.
If you’ve started requesting estimates, then you’ll already know this. To fix the problem and get your house back to normal, you’ll be looking not only at pricy repairs to any malfunctioning equipment, but also remediation for the damaged parts of your home’s interior (patching holes, replacing carpet and drywall, etc.).
Additionally, you’ll probably also need a deep cleaning. If not addressed immediately—especially in a humid climate like Florida’s—retained water inside your home can result in the growth of severe mold and mildew. In addition to further complicating the repairs process, mold and mildew can prove to be a serious health risk for your family. Exposure can trigger the onset or worsening of conditions such as allergies and asthma.
Maybe the water damage to your home is especially extensive. Or perhaps it has just been left unaddressed because you were overwhelmed and didn’t know where to start. In these cases, you may find yourself needing to vacate the home in order to have repairs done safely and effectively. So you can go ahead and add the cost of alternative accommodations to your rapidly growing bill as well.
What Choices Do You Have?
You may be asking yourself at this point, “Is this really even worth it?” Repairing your home may not be worth the cost and effort. Know, however, that going through a lengthy and expensive repair process isn’t your only option.
In a traditional real estate process, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to sell a home with water damage quickly or easily. You’ll likely encounter a lower number of potential buyers. Those that come forward will probably offer you far less than you hope to get for your property.
There will be added costs like commission and closing fees. Additionally, there may be a long inspection process, and potential buyers might demand repairs before moving forward, putting you right back where you started.
If you’re not interested in investing that kind of time and money into repairing the water damage in your home, you’re not alone. And we’re here to help. We buy houses in Florida absolutely as-is. We won’t ask you to make a single repair. On top of that, we’ll make sure the whole process is done quickly and painlessly. Best of all, you’ll walk away with cash in hand!
Don’t feel obligated to sink thousands of dollars into repairing the water damage in your home in Florida. Contact The Buy Guys today so we can help you quickly sell your water-damaged home for cash.