There are a lot of different things that you can do to ensure that your home is problem free. This is important to do when you are looking to purchase your home, sell your home or if you want to do any improvements or renovations. For many, looking for an inspector is your first step. When seeking out an inspector ensure that their home inspection license is up to date and that there are leans or strikes against the company. If there are, you will want to reconsider using them for your inspection.
Do a personal inspection
Since it is your home it is your responsibility to ensure that there are no issues. At the end of the day, you will have to pay for any repairs to the home so taking this proactive action can save you in the long run.
Keep your yard clean
Few people know that if your yard is a mess or unkempt that it can be the breeding ground for issues to occur later on. For example, if you allow your grass to grow too high, it will attract animals such as mice, rats and even larger animals to come to your home and find a way inside. Keeping your yard clean can prevent this environment from forming.
Watch for leaks and cracks
When it rains water simply just goes everywhere. The last place that you want water to go is into your home. This is why it is important that we look for leaks and cracks. These leaks and crack can start to wear away at your home allowing larger more expensive problems to occur.
If you do decide to have a professional inspector come in, have them come in and check everything. Even if you have to hire multiple inspections with more skilled inspectors do it. This will ensure that everything is documented and that there are no problems with your home. This can also work for you when selling your home and people feel confident, they are getting a rock, not a lemon.