Check for any visible signs of structural damage such as cracks, bulges, and sagging support beams.
Inspect wiring to ensure it’s free from exposed wires or other potential hazards. Make sure the outlet boxes are properly grounded and that GFCI outlets are installed where applicable.
Look for signs of water leaks or other plumbing issues that could lead to mold growth or health risks if not addressed promptly.
4. Water Damage:
Check for water stains on walls, ceilings, and floors; these can be indicators of a larger problem like a roof leak or foundation issue that requires professional attention.
Make sure there is adequate ventilation to reduce moisture levels and prevent the growth of mold or mildew.
Look for evidence of pests like mice, rats, insects, or other animals that could be living in your basement.
7. Fire Safety:
Inspect smoke detectors and CO2 monitors to ensure they are in proper working order.
Clean out any debris or clutter that could potentially catch fire or harbor pests.