Homeowners that live in a home for several years will begin to see some wear on the home. As the home needs repairs the diligent homeowner will repair the home. However, often needed repairs in the home can go unnoticed leading to more extensive repairs. This is where a home maintenance inspection can help homeowners. A home maintenance inspection is like any other home inspection but helps provide the homeowner with a deeper knowledge of their home. It also helps to find any repairs that may have gone unnoticed. JMark Inspections will share what a home maintenance inspection is and how it can benefit the home.
Purpose of a Preventative Home Maintenance Inspection
A home maintenance inspection is like any other home inspection. However, it is geared more towards aiding the homeowner. A home maintenance inspection helps give a full diagnostic report of your home’s health. The home is inspected internally and externally. An inspector will look for any sign of wear, damages and future problems. For many homeowners, certain damage, or repair needs that occur on the surface such as wall damage, leaking faucets or a cracked foundation is noted. However, there are a number of internal components of the home such as plumbing, electrical, insulation and framing that won’t show any signs but can give an experienced home inspector a list of problems.
Home Maintenance Inspection Checklist
During a home maintenance inspection the home inspector will go over the home inch by inch. They will inspect the roof, exterior and interior walls, windows, doors, flooring, plumbing, electrical and more. Your home attic and insulation, as well as ventilation is inspected. Other features inside the home such as cabinets, appliances, and fixtures are inspected and tested. Some home inspectors can also test for radon, carbon monoxide, gas leaks, and mold to insure the home’s safety. Exterior features such as pools, spa, gas fire pits, and outdoor kitchen or cooking areas can also be inspected to make sure they are up to code and meet all safety standard as well as their condition.
Benefits of a Home Maintenance Inspection
Who benefits from a home maintenance inspection? Anyone with concern for their home’s health will benefit from a home maintenance inspection. However, as homes age they often develop small or large problems that require repair and replacement. For those who live in a home that is ten years old and older it is recommended to begin having your home inspected. When buying or selling a home, often that is the only time a home is inspected which can reveal many flaws and slow down a sale of a home. For those who want to maintain their home they too can have their home inspected which can help give the homeowner a report of what needs to be repaired or replaced.
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When you want to know the state of your home and what repairs you should begin saving for, contact JMark Inspections. We provide commercial and residential inspections as well as home maintenance inspections which aid in maintaining the home for years to come. For quality inspection service contact JMark Inspections and schedule our services today.