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									Conduct Regular Home Inspections
                                                     Home inspections should be a guiding force for
                                                     household chores. Regular home inspections will give
                                                     you an idea of how healthy your home is.

                                                     When you know what to inspect and how to analyze
                                                     what you see, you will know exactly what to do to
                                                     bring your home up to full working order.

                                                     Once you know what needs to be done, you can
                                                     adjust your chore assignments to include those tasks.
                                                     Within no time, your house could be like new again.

Best Insulation
There are a few things you should check for in your home inspection. Look for proper insulation.

This means to check if the insulation is covering all the right areas. Does it fully cover the walls?

Does the attic have enough of it to keep temperatures from seeping through the ceiling into the house?
If they’re not, then make a plan to fix that situation as soon as possible.

When the walls and attic are properly insulated, your structure can stop outside temperatures from
penetrating. This can help you decrease your power bill and increase the lifespan of everything inside
your house.

Temperature and Ventilation
Controlled temperatures help pipes maintain functionality and wood to keep from deteriorating. To
further this fight, make sure that your house ventilates properly.

A poorly ventilated house can increase the deterioration of your attic—which can result in the
deterioration of your roof. By increasing the ventilation in these places, you can help preserve the
protection your roof gives you.

Effects of Mold
If you have a basement, check for signs of
water leakage or floods in your home
inspection. Leaky basements not only
devalue your property, but endanger the
very foundations of the house.

Water damage is extremely dangerous. It
can eat away at a house for years without
your knowledge.

It will mold and weaken everything it comes in contact with, making the basement a dangerous place to
be. When you find sources of water intrusion, do your best to fix it.

Caulk holes in window frames or hire a professional to fix a crack in the foundations. Find a way to take
care of the problem as soon as possible.

A possible problem could easily be clogged gutters on the roof. Consider checking to make sure your
gutters are channeling water from the rooftop like they’re supposed to be doing.

Water is a double edged sword. Although it can keep you alive, it can also work to tear you down.

Always inspect for mold. Where ever you find mold, you are sure to find excessive moisture.

Sometimes that moisture can be coming from a leaky pipe that you were unaware of. Find out why the
mold is growing there and stop it at its source.

Homes increase in value best when you take care of. The quality of life improves inside the home, and
its life-expectancy increases as well.

Conduct regular home inspections in your house to evaluate its health. The more you take care of it, the
more it will take care of you in the long run.

Photo Credit: Articotropical, Martin Cathrae

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