Having a home inspection prior to buying a home is imperative but buying a home means more than just having a place to live. I guess you can think of it like your body....they say 'You are what you eat and do', so if you're eating junk food and you're a couch potato, well you won't be too fit.
Same goes for your home. Many of our clients use our comprehensive home inspection reports to prioritize their repairs and maintenance schedules. You can neglect your home for only so long before minor issues become greater and more expensive problems.
Inspecting your home on a regular basis and performing necessary maintenance is key to protecting your investment.
I've owned my current home for over 20 years now. So thankfully, by doing periodic maintenance throughout the years, I get to enjoy the summer. But then again, let's face it, yard work is a weekly chore that takes up quite a bit of one's spare time. So I like to save the scheduled maintenance items for the remaining seasons.
Since spring is upon us, I'll start with what I do in the spring to ensure my house is in tip-top shape:
In the fall, my routine is as follows:
In the winter, I only have a few concerns:
I've come across a lot of interesting tidbits of information during my 27 year career as a home inspector. I've been told that I'm pretty meticulous and a good 'teacher', so hopefully you'll find some interesting information here..