When you’re looking at buying a new build, something you must do before settling down and decorating is check for any snagging across the surfaces inside and outside the property. Doing this will give you the opportunity to get them corrected before it causes any further damage.

Why should you have snags corrected?

Repairing snags will allow you to fix any imperfections without having to replace surfaces completely. This saves money in the long run, it’s much quicker than waiting for materials and replacement times, and it is much better for the environment as there is little to no waste occurring.

Where are the most common areas in the home for snagging?

If you’re wondering the most common areas for snagging, here are just some:

  • Chipped paintwork
  • Imperfections and damage across the flooring
  • Scratches in kitchen worktops
  • Water staining on the ceiling or walls
  • Imperfections in the brickwork or pointing

What To Look For In Plumbing Snags

Plumbing snags can look like leaking or blocked pipes, imperfections in the grout or damage in the tiling work, shabby or peeling sealant around the bath, or installations have been fitted incorrectly or not tight enough.

What To Look For In Carpentry Snags

Next, we are searching for carpentry snagging, you will spot these where you can see any chips or cracks in the woodwork, poor-quality materials and craftsmanship, and imperfections around the doors inside and outside the property.

What To Look For In Building Work Snags

Building work snags can be found in the brickwork, pointing, around the installation of windows or doors, gutter damages or blockages, insulation issues, and so on.

What To Look For In Electrical Snags

Moving onto electrical snagging, here is what to look for:

  • Missing or badly fitted compartments such as sockets, light switches, and light fixtures
  • Faults in electricals in and outside the home

What To Look For In Painting and Decorating Snags

With painting and decorating snags, you will often spot rough and uneven plastering, paintwork hasn’t been done smooth, you will spot streaking, or the paint colour hasn’t been mixed thoroughly before application.

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