Maintaining your home, or your rental property helps to ensure it will last for years to come. Basic maintenance and upkeep efforts will go a long way in keeping the home healthy. However, when should a maintenance inspection be done, and how is it performed?
Home Maintenance Inspection Basics
Home maintenance inspections are similar to professional inspections done when a home is purchased or sold. Hiring a licensed inspector to come out and check on the main portions of your home is the best way to ensure all the correct areas are checked including:
- Electrical system
- Plumbing system
- HVAC system
Many property owners do not notice if the systems of their homes are not working effectively until they do have them professionally serviced. Certain things like a water heater not heating the water as quickly as it once did can show simple signs of wear and tear.
Home Maintenance Inspection Process
A professional home maintenance inspector will be able to take a homeowner through the property to show them what they have uncovered. If the water heater is not working to its property capacity, they can recommend replacement. Inspectors are normally kind about showing you the issues, and giving property owners ideas on what can be done. Inspectors do provide a written report stating the issues and a to-do list.
How Often Should Inspections Be Done?
How frequently should you do a home inspection? If you are a property manager, you need to conduct a property inspection every time someone moves in and out of the property. Hiring a property management company to help with this is essential for those individuals who do not want to deal with this side of investment growth.
Homeowners should consider a home inspection every three to five years. The cost of the inspection varies on the size of the home, the area, and the inspector you select. Home maintenance inspections are one of the best ways to keep up on the way your home is working, and an inspection will provide details on everything from the HVAC system to the roof.
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