Home Inspection - A Systematic Guide To Preventive Maintenance

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Home Inspection - A Systematic Guide To Preventive Maintenance


Dallas Home InspectionA systematic guide to home maintenance allows one to monitor certain conditions and components of their home. Regular roof inspections, for example, will give you enough advance warning to allow for several roofing quotes in order to make an educated and cost effective purchase of a new roof covering. If on the other hand, no maintenance is done, and the roof suddenly leaks, there is very little time to do comparative shopping. Under these circumstances, one is forced to go with the roofer who can do the job the fastest - not necessarily with the roofing materials of your choice or at the best possible price.


In addition to monitoring systems in your home which wear out, structural monitoring can also be performed. It is not uncommon for people who have been living in a house for some time to suddenly realize that a door frame is out of square and the door does not close properly. With regular maintenance, the cracks which occur in the wall surfaces adjacent to the door frame can be monitored. Knowing whether these cracks have appeared suddenly or have been increasing at a specific rate, is valuable information when diagnosing the problem and designing a repair.


Regular home maintenance is not everybody's cup of tea. Hiring a Professional Home Inspector to perform annual home maintenance inspections and certified, licensed specialists to perform repairs is a prudent decision. Ideally, preventative maintenance inspections should be performed semi-annually in the spring and fall. However, some components require more or less frequent inspections. Records of any work performed should be maintained.




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David Selman
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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Ahhhh.... now this is good marketing. Use your home inspector for a yearly analysis. I like that

Nov 08, 2011 02:48 AM #1
McMurray, PA

I like the suggestions.  Just ran into a situation where there was hail damage on a roof that was unable to be covered by insurance because it was past the date.  If they had a regular inspection on it maybe the owners would have caught it time.

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