You do a lot to keep your car in tip top condition. Doing so will help you prevent more pricey repairs in the future, and it will keep your car running longer. The same care needs to be taken for your home. Maintain your home with regular inspections to catch problems early so they can be repaired for much less. JMark Inspections delves deeper into why you should schedule routine maintenance inspections for your properties.
Importance of a Preventive Maintenance Home Inspection Plan
See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. We’ve all heard this little saying. When it comes to our home, we are willing to live this saying as well. The ceiling is discoloration? We don’t see it. The leaky faucet? We don’t hear it. The wet carpet in the basement? We don’t speak about it. If you follow the mantra of see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil with preventative home maintenance, you’ll soon find yourself in a lot of trouble that can be expensive. Think about the health of your body. Few problems will go away on their own- and those that do are the most minor to begin with. This allows large problems to go ignored only to grow in severity and expense, creating long-term, severe complications.
Preventative Maintenance Inspection Checklist
Having a preventative home inspection done on a regular basis will improve your home’s market value, allow you greater enjoyment from your home and help with budgeting. If you know a repair is in your future, you can budget for it rather than having a complete breakdown you’re not prepared for. These inspections are even more useful in older homes. Imagine how valuable it can be to detect potential fire and water flooding hazards, along with other issues. The interior and exterior of you home will be inspected from the roof to the ground and everything in between. You will need to have a list of what needs to be checked. Major systems like plumbing, electrical, HVAC as well as the general condition and cleanliness of your home will be addressed during an inspection.
Checklist for Interior Home Inspection
• Check the floors, ceilings and walls
• Check for leaks or water damage
• Make sure stairs and railing are secure
• Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
• Check all the lights
• Perform a pest inspection
Conducting an Exterior Inspection
• Walk the perimeter
• Check the windows
• Check the gutter system
• Check the roof condition
• Check all concrete surfaces
• Check the siding and exterior paint
• Check the exterior of the property for signs of rot
Building Security & Life Safety Systems Inspection
• Test the fire alarm and sprinkler system
• Test any other alarm systems
• Inspect the electrical system for loose wires or fixtures
• Inspect the plumbing system for leaks signs of water damage and loose fixtures
• Inspect the heating and cooling system
What is included in an inspection may vary form one company to the next.
Preventative Maintenance Inspections in Pasadena, Pearland, League City, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, Conroe, Friendswood & Greater Houston, Texas
Having preventative maintenance inspections done will save money because you can budget for small repairs, avoiding the high costs of major emergency repairs. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Contact JMark Inspections for your preventative maintenance inspection today!