Peace of Mind Maintenance Inspection
Just like going to your doctor or dentist for a checkup, it’s good to keep an eye on the condition of your home too. Whether it’s annually or every couple of years, regular check-ups will save you money in the long run. Some maintenance issues can turn to defects at a rapid rate when neglected. A coat of paint or stain on your home may last 5 years or more, but once the finish is worn to the point of exposing the wood, rot can take over at an alarming rate. Remember the saying “A stitch in time saves nine”? It is especially true when it comes to your home. Think of the 6 major components of your home: the Roof, Foundation Windows, Heating, Plumbing and Electrical. They all have a “typical” design life. The average life of the mechanical systems in a home is 15 – 20 years. I’ve seen water heaters still working fine after 45 years (not very energy efficient) and I replace one after only 3 years.
Whether you trust yourself to do your annual Home Maintenance Checkup (download our free checklist) or if you prefer to delegate this to a professional, contact our office to schedule one. 262.534.5075
Our Peace of Mind Maintenance Inspections include photos just like our full Home Inspections, but cost about 2/3 of our full Home Inspections.
Note: Let us know when you schedule your inspection if you have vaulted ceilings or hydronic in-floor or ceiling heat. Your inspector can bring a Thermal Imaging camera to help detect invisible problems.