Anderson Home Inspection Services

Maintenance Inspections

Just like visiting your dentist for a checkup, it’s good to keep an eye on the condition of your home also.

Remember the saying
“a stitch in time saves nine”?

This saying is especially true when it comes to your home!

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.

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 Checklist or if you prefer to delegate this to a professional, contact our office to schedule one.

Our Maintenance Inspections include photos and all the details just like our Home Buyer Full House Home Inspections, but cost much less than a full home inspection.

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.