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Broken Floor Boards
A sagging floor may just be the result of natural settling, says Steve Gladstone, owner of Stonehollow Fine Home Inspection in Stamford, Conn., but don’t assume it’s harmless without having a look in your basement or crawlspace. If the room is a bathroom or kitchen, a leaking toilet or sink may have caused water to seep in and rot the subfloor, which is a problem that must be fixed promptly. Or, if a structural support has been removed, bracing or more extensive repair may be needed. Call a home inspector or engineer for advice.