With spring officially upon us, now’s the perfect time to consider scheduling your annual home maintenance inspection.
A lot can happen to a home’s exterior over the course of a year, particularly when it comes to extreme winter weather conditions such as wind, freezing rain, ice and snow.
Equally as important is ensuring the mechanical systems within your home are running as intended.
During the course of our busy everyday lives, we often overlook some very important things. This is never more true than when it comes to general household maintenance. Aside from being a place to live and raise our families, a home is also an extremely valuable investment. Failure to properly maintain your home can cause damage and downgrade its value.
Preventative maintenance not only offers homeowners peace of mind, but it can also point to areas that, if addressed sooner rather than later, can actually save you money.
Home maintenance inspections examine these key aspects of your home
- Basement walls and drains
- Fireplaces and chimneys
- Gutters and drain spouts
- Heating and cooling systems (including filters)
- Plumbing and faucets
- Smoke detectors and other safety equipment
- Windows and doors
Throughout the inspection, the inspector will provide valuable home maintenance perspective and guidance that will help the homeowner create and prioritize three action lists: 1) Required Items; 2) Deferred Items; & 3) Future Maintenance Items.
As indicated by their names, Required Items are issues that demand your immediate attention, Deferred Items are problems that need to be addressed in the near future and Future Maintenance Items are noteworthy points that aren’t urgent, but that you should keep an eye on during future assessments.
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