Home Maintenance Inspections
- Jun, 16 2021
Home Maintenance Inspections – What are they?
A Home Maintenance Inspection is just like a home inspection a buyer would get on a home in a real estate transaction only for homeowners who aren’t selling. We do these for customers all the time to help find small maintenance items that can easily be corrected before they turn into huge costly repairs.
Here is an example of why these are so important from my own home I recently purchased. We found that support posts that hold up the porch roof are rotting on the bottom. In fact a couple of them are completely rotted and I can just push them over. This could have been avoided with a home maintenance inspection that told the homeowner to make sure to caulk the bottom edge where the post met the bricks they sat on to keep moisture out. Because this tiny maintenance item that would cost the $10 for caulking and 15 minutes every couple of years was missed I now have to spend hundreds of dollars replacing the posts, luckily I can do them myself or it might be thousands of dollars. Worse, had I not purchased the home and caught this the post could have gotten so bad that a heavy snow load could have brought the whole porch roof crashing down causing tens of thousands of dollars of damage! This is exactly the type of thing that annual or bi-annual home maintenance inspections can help prevent.
So who needs a home maintenance inspection? Really everyone but we love helping out our retired customers who are no longer able to safely get up on their roof to inspect it or crawl through their crawl space any more. There is nothing worse than seeing a couple on a fixed retirement income get a huge repair sprung on them they can’t afford that could have been prevented with small maintenance that our inspection would have caught. There are also people that just really value a outside perspective. It is easy to get complacent in your home and not notice little things or keep putting them off year after year thinking you will get to it. Double H Inspections will look where homeowners never look and use tools more homeowners just don’t have, to find potential issues or defects. In short, we can help almost anyone you know with a home maintenance inspection.
Here is a link to an article on home mainitiance inspections from Realtor.com for some more information. CLICK HERE
If you would like to know more about our home maintenance inspections please give us a call! 307-763-1152