Summer Home Maintenance & Inspection

With the temperature now reaching 30° across our area it is important to look after routine summer maintenance for your home. Below is a list of some of the simple things that your professional home inspector will inspect and report on during a Home Maintenance Inspection.

  • Measure basement humidity.
  • Check air conditioning/dehumidifier filters.
  • Check basement pipes insulation to avoid condensation or dripping.
  • Inspect window putty on outside of glass panes.
  • Check garage door and opener motor for proper operation & adjustment and hardware/chain lubrication.
  • Check and replace damaged caulking and weather-stripping around windows and doorways, including the doorway between the garage and the house.
  • Inspect electrical service lines for secure attachment where they enter your house, and make sure there is no water leakage into the house along the electrical conduit.
  • Check exterior wood siding and trim for signs of deterioration.
  • Check for any holes in exterior cladding that could be an entry point for small pests, such as bats and squirrels.
  • Inspect roof, inside and out & report on general condition.
  • Examine all roof flashings, such as at chimney and roof joints, for any signs of cracking or leakage.
  • Check the chimney cap and the caulking between the cap and the chimney.
  • Check security of all guardrails and handrails and damaged steps that may present a safety problem.

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