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