“Offers are due on Wednesday, and I’m freaking out. Any advice?”

“Dear PoPville,

My husband and I met our agent to take ‘one last look’ at a potential new home in Brookland this past Sunday morning. All was going well, and I was getting more and more excited …. until we went to the basement to discover that, with all the rain, the front half of the basement had flooded. (On a side note: the door was also kicked in, and the basement bedroom had been slept in…). We notified the seller’s agent, who, after a later follow up call, informed us that the front drain was simply clogged, was snaked and all is well.

The drain in the back of the house was working fine (no flooding in back half of basement). But is all well??? I went there this morning to see if there was any pooled water in the front entrance and there wasn’t any. We are having an inspector to review the home on Tuesday, but what else can I do? I’m pretty stupid to all things plumbing, and I’m worried that there could be a mold issue?… structural issue? Or maybe it WAS as simple as a clogged drain and everything is fine.

Offers are due on Wednesday, and I’m freaking out. Any advice?”

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