Despite the high price of a home, it doesn’t last forever. Things can start to deteriorate after just a few years. Maybe your foundation is starting to crack, or you’re experiencing a leaky roof.
Maybe you don’t notice any issues at all, but you lie awake at night worrying about your home, especially if it’s older and not as well maintained as you’d like. You can get peace of mind with a home maintenance inspection.
If you’ve ever bought or sold a home, you probably had an inspection done. A home maintenance inspection is similar to that. It will assess the main systems of your home and let you know if there are any issues.
Why Should I Get a Home Maintenance Inspection?
It’s a good idea to get an inspection on your home roughly every 3-5 years. This allows you to become aware of issues before they become major problems. After all, houses won’t come out and tell you when something’s wrong. Sometimes things like appliances and air conditioning systems go out suddenly and leave you stranded. You can minimize your risk of being caught off guard by scheduling regular inspections.
When it comes time to sell your home, regular inspections can help ensure that everything is in the best shape possible so you can get more money. Plus, any issues could cause delays in closing on your home, so you’ll want to be aware of any problems well in advance for a smooth sale.
With a home maintenance inspection, you get an honest opinion of the condition of your home. Unlike a repair company, an inspector isn’t trying to sell you anything. They’re just there to do their job and tell you the truth.
What Can I Expect?
A home maintenance inspection gives you a full picture of your home. It thoroughly assesses the main parts of your home, such as the foundation, walls, roof, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC. An inspector will also check:
- The fireplace
- Other parts of the home
An inspection helps detect defects and issues, such as cracks in the foundation, wear and tear, and even the end life of your appliances. If you can predict that you’ll only have a few years left of your water heater, for example, you can start planning for that expense so you won’t be caught off guard.
An inspection can also help ensure your home is safe and meets local building regulations. A home maintenance inspection is like a regular doctor’s checkup. Your home may get a clean bill of health, or there may be some minor issues that need to be fixed to prevent bigger problems.
Contact Us Today
Whether you plan to move in the near future or you’re just concerned about the overall health of an older home, a home maintenance inspection can be helpful. J Bixler Inspections doesn’t just inspect your home—we’ll go above and beyond to ensure everything is safe and up to code.
Contact us today to schedule an inspection.