When was the last time your home was inspected? Many people have an inspection done prior to purchasing a home but then never have one done again once they’ve moved in. Having regular Home Maintenance Inspections on your home is just as important as having a home inspection done before you buy a home. Here are a few ways scheduling regular home inspections can save you money.
Catch issues before they become major problems
What would be a minor repair can become a major issue if you’re not getting regular home maintenance inspections and issues go unchecked for a long time. For example, if you catch a plumbing leak early, the cost to fix it is nominal. But if that leak goes unchecked for a long time, it could end up costing you a lot of money to not only fix the leak but also repair any damage the leak caused over time to flooring and drywall and remove the water and any mold caused by hidden moisture.
Identify Upcoming Maintenance and Learn About Your Home
A home is perhaps the largest investment you’ll make in your life so why wouldn’t you perform routine checks on it. Routine inspections are essential to preserving a properly functioning home much like having the oil regularly changed and safety inspections done for your car. By having regular home inspections done, you’ll know when it’s time to perform maintenance and replace items. Our inspectors will answer all of your questions during an informative walk-thru at the end of the inspection and will provide you with educational videos, specific to your home, that show you how to turn off the main water, water heater and gas supplies and how to change your air filter.
Identify safety concerns
By having regular maintenance inspections, you can ensure that your house is safe for living in. You want to ensure that everything is up to code (i.e. electrical wiring) and according to standards (i.e. pipes are properly installed). In addition to regular inspection checks, we recommend having an inspection done after doing any renovations or major improvements to your house to make sure everything was done correctly and didn’t cause any issues.
Rank maintenance repairs according to your budget
When you get a home maintenance inspection, you’ll learn the current condition of your home and what improvements may be needed. A licensed home inspector is an unbiased third party and isn’t trying to sell you anything and won’t be making money off any repairs you do. Our home inspectors will give you an unbiased list of observed deficiencies so you are able to prioritize repairs and improvements that work with your budget.
Be prepared to sell your home
At the time of selling is when most issues with a house are revealed and they are usually discovered by a prospective buyer’s inspector. This can lead to delays, added expenses and can even derail a deal altogether. If you are having regular maintenance inspections done on your house over time, you’ll be prepared to sell your home when you go to do so, have more control over the selling process, and you’ll be able to keep more of the sale price since you won’t be paying for costly requested repairs by the buyer due to not taking care of deficiencies over time.
We suggest scheduling a routine maintenance inspection annually or every couple of years. We offer Healthy Home Inspections for a comprehensive look at your home’s structural systems, electrical systems, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, plumbing systems, appliances and optional systems (i.e. pools/spas).