Give Your Home the 30,000 Mile Checkup!


Your automobile is ready for its 30,000 mile maintenance service. Why not your HOME? Here is what you should expect to inspect to keep your home in tip top condition.
One of the easiest things you can do to prolong the life of your home is to continually maintain it. This is more than making sure the utility bills are updated and ensuring you have the best available insurance. Your home is an environment where you reside with tons of working parts that can quickly and easily stop working if they are not cared for. When your car reaches 30,000 miles, you will want to take it in for its 30,000 mile routine maintenance. Right?
Annually, you should treat your home to the same loving care as you do your ? Well you live in your home. You spend many more hours of your daily life in your home environment, the place you hang your hat is where you live. Don't you think that treating your home and yourself to some loving kindness once a year is well worth the time and investment? After all, you don't live in your car! (Campers Excluded of course).
Here is what you should expect to Inspect:
Quarterly
Plumbing
Faucets and shower heads
Drains
Pipes
Kitchen and bathroom cabinets
Toilets
Water Heater
Interior
Wood cabinets and trim
Interior doors and hardware
Garage Door
Window and door tracks
Basement or crawl spaces
Ceramic Tile
Electrical
Heating and cooling systems
Kitchen exhaust fan
Refrigerator
Dishwasher
Wiring, electrical cords, and plugs
Smoke Detector
GFIC Outlets
Exterior
Foundation
Landscaping
Concrete and Asphalt
In the Fall
Plumbing
Plumbing shut-off valves
Outside Faucets
Water Heater
Faucet Aerators
Interior
Attic
Countertops
Tiled areas
Shower doors/tub enclosures
Weather stripping
Sectional garage doors
Fireplace
Electrical and appliances
Heating System
Cooling System
Refrigerator Coils
Combustible appliances
Exterior
Roof
Chimney
Gutters and Downspouts
Exterior walls
Landscaping
Concrete and asphalt
Septic system
Lawn and patio furniture
In the Spring
Plumbing
Water Heater
Interior
Attic
Countertops
Tiled Areas
Shower doors/tub enclosures
Weather stripping
Electrical and appliances
Heating and cooling system
Circuit breakers
Refrigerator
Exterior
Decks
Roof
Chimney
Gutters and downspouts
Windows
Exterior walls
Landscaping
Concrete and asphalt.
There is no hard number for how much maintaining your home will cost. Bottom line nothing lasts forever, sooner or later some things will need repairs. Your home goes through an aging process much like people. You wouldn't short cut your health? So why shortcut, on the health of your home?
Routine maintenance checks will minimize the cost and give you the homeowner, the ability to plan ahead and foresee repairs that are coming and give you the peace of mind that everything is taken care of.
Some of you out there can take a list like this and perform the maintenance inspection yourself. Your cost is only the time spent to and from the home store for supplies.
Some of you may consider this a daunting task. If this is the case,call F10 Inspection today and schedule your homes yearly checkup.
Remember regardless of the type of home you live in, your inspection will give you a crash course and a set of tools to use as a checklist of items to pay attention to make your investment safe and sound for years to come. Don't skip the important step. Don't be penny wise and pound foolish!! Maintaining your property is an important process and the inspection - is worth every penny.