Factors to keep in mind when carrying out a home inspection in the spring season
As winter is wrapping up, we must be ready for spring. You must be prepared with your property checklist before the season starts. It's time to clean your property and prepare for a home inspection.
A home inspection will help ensure our home's electric and mechanical appliances work efficiently. A property inspection will support you in determining the property issues.
Follow this checklist we have created for you to ensure that your property is ready for the upcoming season.
Interior spring home maintenance tips -
It is challenging to start from the exterior, so go for the interior check before the exterior inspection. Here is your checklist for the interior of your home-
Checking smoke and carbon monoxide alarms -
The first thing you should check whenever the weather changes are the working of your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Also, check the fire extinguishers to ensure complete safety.
Check the working of your AC-
Your AC and HVAC have been on hiatus for a long time during winter. Now it's time to check the working of the AC and if it is ready for the coming seasons. Check all the connections, change the filter, and, if necessary, get it received. Also, consider replacing your old AC with an ENERGY STAR®-rated model if needed.
Check the attic -
Take a little trip to your property's attics, as leaks can be spotted there. While checking the leaks, look for mice and insects dwelling on your property. Make sure to check out the corners; look for mould and water damage signs.
Exterior spring home maintenance tips -
1. Inspect the roof -
Winter weather has a significant impact on the roof of your home. Start with the visual analysis of the roof's condition and see if fitting is needed. After paying close attention to the roof, you can spot missing shingles or signs of leaks and rust. If you notice any severe damage, apply for a home inspection service and get your roof repaired later.
2.Clean out the gutters and downspouts-
To keep the water moving in your property, clean the gutters and downspouts. The sewer lines are as important as the other parts of your home as they help drain all the dirty water out of the property. By keeping the gutter clean, you can protect your sewer lines.
3.Examine the foundation-
Check the overall foundation of your property and seal the cracks spotted. While checking the foundation, look for cracks and levelling so the water can't reach your home. If you are planning spring gardening, ensure it's away from the foundation of your property.
4.Check outdoor lights:
Checking the interior and exterior lights of your home is essential. Check the functioning of your bulb and if there is any requirement for change. You can take your time and reinstall all the damaged and non-functioning lights.
5.Bonus spring maintenance tips for your home -
Lights: Replace any burnt-out lights and consider changing the leds.
Dryer: maintaining your dryer vents can protect your property from fire hazards.
Vents: Check every exterior vent of your property.
Kitchen: Check the vacuum refrigerator coil and behind the stoves.
If you are planning to buy property in the spring season, don't forget to get the home inspection done. An inspection service can help you track down the defects present in your new home. With quality inspection service, you can ensure the safety of your dwelling.
You can visit our website for more information about property inspections and tips to maintain your home. GTA Inspectors are here to help.
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