A maintenance inspection is ideal for newer homeowners and busy homeowners who don’t have the experience or the time to maintain their homes themselves. Furthermore, this type of inspection is especially suited for older or physically handicapped homeowners who, nevertheless, want to know what their home’s condition is.
This inspection type allows you to take the next step in arranging for professional maintenance and repairs. It’s the homes equivalent of a medical checkup.
A Home Maintenance Inspection gives you a full picture of any below-the-radar repairs that need to be completed before they become major repairs.
What is a home maintenance inspection?
A Home Maintenance Inspection is just like the inspection you can have before you buy a home.
I will check out all the main systems of your home—roof, walls, foundation, air-conditioning, electrical, plumbing etc. In addition, I will flag anything that might be starting to malfunction.
I will uncover problems you have not noticed. I will detect the little signs that something is starting to go wrong. This may be small cracks, spots, uneven wear, or fixtures such as a geyser reaching the eventual end of it’s live. I will also make you aware of the regular maintenance you should be doing in your house.
Like an annual physical, my maintenance inspection can catch issues early and give you the peace of mind of a clean bill of health. It’s a way to keep little problems from turning into big problems.
What happens during a home maintenance inspection?
Just like at a home buyer’s inspection, I will inspect your home with you, showing you what I find and explaining what it means. You will have a chance to ask questions or get clarifications. Usually, I will also point out things you should be doing regularly to keep all of your home’s systems functioning in tiptop shape.
Furthermore, you’ll get a written report detailing everything I have found. Of course, you’re the one in charge of tackling items on the to-do list yourself. Alternatively, you can arrange for professional maintenance and repairs to be done. Think of it as an itemized punch list to address whenever you choose or have the finances available to do maintenance.
Do you need a home maintenance inspection?
Once every three to five years, you should have me come out and do a maintenance inspection so that minor defects can be detected and repaired before they become major issues.
Another advantage of a home maintenance inspection is that I provide an unbiased opinion. I have no gain out of the evaluation of things that need repair (e.g., your roof or foundation).
If you do suspect something is in disrepair, it’s wise to call me before you call a repair company. Repair companies have a vested interest in getting work. As a result, you have to careful in accepting what they say requires repair or replacement.
I am not trying to sell you anything. Furthermore, I’m not going to make any money off repairs that need to be done. All I sell is the truth!
Who should do the inspection and how much does it cost?
I am uniquely qualified to do a maintenance inspection because of my years of experience in the construction industry. In addition, I have obtained many inspection certifications from the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI).
The inspection process is exactly the same process as a Home Buyer’s Inspection. Therefore the cost will also be the same.
Inspected once, Inspected Right!®