What is a home maintenance inspection?
A home maintenance inspection is essentially the same as a standard home inspection you get before you buy a home, but the inspection is done for the current owner. A licensed and certified inspector checks all the main systems of your home and takes notes of anything that might need to be repaired, replaced, or just in need of regular maintenance. This is a great chance to learn more about your home.
One difference between a standard home inspection and a home maintenance inspection is that it’s not subject to a purchase agreement. This means that if the inspector suspects that there may be an issue that goes beyond non-invasive inspection practices, the inspector may ask if he can cut into or take apart components to get a closer look of the problem area.
Do you need a home maintenance inspection?
It’s a good idea to have a home maintenance inspection every so often to prevent little problems from turning into costly expenses. Think of a home maintenance inspection as a checkup visit to the doctor. It’s a chance for you to review your home and update your home maintenance to-do list.
Unlike many home service based professionals, you can rely on the inspector to provide an unbiased opinion and give you the facts. The inspector’s jobs is to inspect your home – not make repairs – so you don’t have to worry about being lied to or the inspector trying to upsell you on unnecessary expenses. The home inspector isn’t there to sell anything. If you suspect something in your home is in bad shape, think about calling a home inspector before a repair company.
Keep your home in shape
A home maintenance inspection can catch issues early and give you peace of mind about your home. Whether you’re thinking about moving or just want to know if everything in your home is working properly, a home maintenance inspection can be very beneficial.
If you’re curious about the condition of your home or you’d like to get an unbiased opinion on home improvements, contact us to schedule a homemaintenance inspection.