Home Maintenance Inspections
Most people only address issues with their home when they become a major problem. But, did you know that by performing routine regular maintenance on your home you can not only keep it in good working order but help avoid costly repairs. By having your home inspected on a annual basis you will be able to prioritize your annual maintenance and help prevent some of the costly mistakes many homeowners make by not performing general maintenance.
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Types of Home Maintenance Inspections
Trademark Home Inspection, LLC offers two types of home maintenance inspections
- The "Walk and Talk" home maintenance inspection: With this type of home maintenance inspection one of our certified inspectors will come out and walk through the home with you and point out things you may want to address. You are free to take notes however no written report will be provided with this inspection. The benefit of this inspection is that it is much cheaper than the "Full" home maintenance inspection.
- The "Full" home maintenance inspection: This type of inspection is the same as our buyer home inspection minus any third party warranties or services such as Recallchek. With this inspection you are still encouraged to follow the inspector however, you will receive a full written report.
Thinking about selling your home?
Did you know that keeping your home properly maintained will not only help it show better when you decide to sell it, but often times will help it sell faster and for more money. This is because most home buyers will get a home inspection that will not only identify any major defects but will also point out items of deferred maintenance.
Though these are considered maintenance type items, they often give the potential home buyer a sense that the home has not been taken care of which typically leads to them either walking away from the deal, or wanting to renegotiate the terms of the purchase.
What does a Home Maintenance Inspection entail?
In general a home maintenance inspection is very similar to a home buyer's inspection, however there are some differences. For example, the inspector will not inspect the appliances in the home, as the homeowner is aware of the current condition of them, such as burners not working on the stove, or a faulty ice maker in the refrigerator, however the inspector will inspect the installation of the appliances.
How often should you have a Home Maintenance Inspection?
Generally it is a good practice to have your home inspected annually. The reason annually is recommended is that a professional home inspector is not only trained to identify existing problems in your home, but to also identify potential issues that can lead to problems in your home. Another reason would be that problems in a home can occur rather quickly and the sooner they are discovered, often times the cheaper they are to have repaired.
Do I really need an annual home inspection?
Most people understand that it’s important to have a professional inspection before they invest in a new home, but once they get the seal of approval, they often neglect to have their home inspected on a regular basis. Upkeep of a home is important and if problems aren’t caught early on, it can put a big dent in your wallet down the road.
Regularly inspecting heating and air conditioning systems, plumbing, the roof of your home, windows and doors, electrical appliances, and the foundation – among other things – will alert you to minor problems that if fixed promptly, can save you from having to replace expensive items because they’ve been neglected.
By having your home inspected yearly, you will be able to prioritize your annual maintenance and help prevent some of the costly mistakes many homeowners make by not performing general maintenance.
Whatever your home inspection needs, Trademark Home Inspections, LLC. is a dependable, solid, and affordable choice.
- Gutter Cleaning
- Check the exterior drainage.
- Check driveway/pavement for cracks.
- Inspect roofing for damage, leaks, etc.
- Check trees for interference
with electric lines.
- Inspect plumbing for leaks,
clean aerators on faucets.
- Clean out window wells of debris.
- Check and clean dryer vent,
other exhaust vents to exterior of home.
- Flush your water heater and remove sediment.
- Get chimney cleaned, if you have one.
- Test sump pump.
- Tighten any handles, knobs, racks, etc.
- Check all locks and deadbolts on your doors and windows.
- Check caulking around showers and bathtubs; repair as needed.
- Remove shower-heads and clean sediment.
- Regularly inspect and change or clean your Furnace Filter
- Regularly inspect and change or clean your Humidifier Filter
- Regularly inspect and change or clean any other filters
While this list is certainly extensive, it’s not a complete list of all the things you can do for your home.
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