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Home Maintenance Inspections

Most people only address issues with their home when they become a major problem. But, did you know that by performing routine regular maintenance on your home you can not only keep it in good working order but help avoid costly repairs. By having your home inspected on a annual basis you will be able to prioritize your annual maintenance and help prevent some of the costly mistakes many homeowners make by not performing general maintenance.

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Types of Home Maintenance Inspections

The "Walk and Talk" Home Maintenance Inspection

With this type of home maintenance inspection one of our certified inspectors will come out and walk through the home with you and point out things you may want to address. You are free to take notes however no written report will be provided with this inspection. The benefit of this inspection is that it is much cheaper than the “Full” home maintenance inspection.

The "Full" Home Maintenance Inspection

This type of inspection is the same as our buyer home inspection minus any third party warranties or services such as Recallchek. With this inspection you are still encouraged to follow the inspector however, you will receive a full written report.

Thinking about selling your home?

Did you know that keeping your home properly maintained will not only help it show better when you decide to sell it, but often times will help it sell faster and for more money. This is because most home buyers will get a home inspection that will not only identify any major defects but will also point out items of deferred maintenance.

Though these are considered maintenance type items, they often give the potential home buyer a sense that the home has not been taken care of which typically leads to them either walking away from the deal, or wanting to renegotiate the terms of the purchase.

What does a Home Maintenance Inspection entail?

In general a home maintenance inspection is very similar to a home buyer’s inspection, however there are some differences. For example, the inspector will not inspect the appliances in the home, as the homeowner is aware of the current condition of them, such as burners not working on the stove, or a faulty ice maker in the refrigerator, however the inspector will inspect the installation of the appliances.

How often should you have a Home Maintenance Inspection?

Generally it is a good practice to have your home inspected annually. The reason annually is recommended is that a professional home inspector is not only trained to identify existing problems in your home, but to also identify potential issues that can lead to problems in your home. Another reason would be that problems in a home can occur rather quickly and the sooner they are discovered, often times the cheaper they are to have repaired.

Do I really need an annual home inspection?

Most people understand that it’s important to have a professional inspection before they invest in a new home, but once they get the seal of approval, they often neglect to have their home inspected on a regular basis. Upkeep of a home is important and if problems aren’t caught early on, it can put a big dent in your wallet down the road.

Regularly inspecting heating and air conditioning systems, plumbing, the roof of your home, windows and doors, electrical appliances, and the foundation – among other things – will alert you to minor problems that if fixed promptly, can save you from having to replace expensive items because they’ve been neglected.

By having your home inspected yearly, you will be able to prioritize your annual maintenance and help prevent some of the costly mistakes many homeowners make by not performing general maintenance.

Whatever your home inspection needs, Trademark Home Inspections, LLC. is a dependable, solid, and affordable choice.

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Maintenance Items

  • Gutter Cleaning
  • Check the exterior drainage.
  • Check driveway/pavement for cracks.
  • Inspect roofing for damage, leaks, etc.
  • Check trees for interference with electric lines.
  • Inspect plumbing for leaks, clean aerators on faucets.
  • Clean out window wells of debris.
  • Check and clean dryer vent, other exhaust vents to exterior of home.
  • Flush your water heater and remove sediment.
  • Get chimney cleaned, if you have one.
  • Test sump pump.
  • Tighten any handles, knobs, racks, etc.
  • Check all locks and deadbolts on your doors and windows.
  • Check caulking around showers and bathtubs; repair as needed.
  • Remove shower-heads and clean sediment.
  • Regularly inspect and change or clean your Furnace Filter
  • Regularly inspect and change or clean your Humidifier Filter
  • Regularly inspect and change or clean any other filters

While this list is certainly extensive, it’s not a complete list of all the things you can do for your home.

Our Certifications

Certified Master Inspector
Certified professional home inspectors
Certified Inspection Expert
International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants
NAMP - Certified Mold Inspector

Trademark Home Inspection, LLC - Service Area

Trademark Home Inspection, LLC proudly serves the following Michigan Cities and the surrounding areas:

Adrian, Allen Park, Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills,  Belleville, Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield, Bloomfield Hills, Brighton, Brownstown, Canton, Clarkston, Clawson, Chelsea, Carleton, Commerce Township, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Detroit, Dexter, Dundee, Ecorse, Erie, Farmington, Farmington Hills, Ferndale, Flat Rock, Garden City, Gibraltar, Grosse Ile, Grosse Pointe, Harper Woods, Hazel Park, Highland Park, Howell, Hudson, Huntington Woods, Huron Township, Ida, Inkster, Jackson,  Keego Harbor, Lambertville, La Salle, Lathrup Village, Lincoln Park, Livonia, Luna Pier, Madison Heights, Manchester, Maybee, Melvindale, Milan, Monroe, Morenci, New Boston, Newport, Northville, Novi, Oak Park, Petersburg, Pittsfield Township, Pleasant Ridge, Plymouth, Pontiac, Redford, River Rouge, Riverview, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Rockwood, Romulus, Royal Oak, Saline, Southfield, Southgate, South Lyon, Sterling Heights, Sumpter, Taylor, Tecumseh, Temperance, Trenton, Troy, Walled Lake, Waterford, Wayne, Warren, Willis, West Bloomfield, Westland, Wixom, Woodhaven, Wyandotte, and Ypsilanti.

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We Are Open!

First we would like to say our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by COVID-19. We would like to also express our sincere gratitude for all of the first responders and their hard work.

In light of recent news regarding COVID-19 in Michigan, The Department of Insurance and Financial Services, inspections are deemed an “Essential Service”, and our office has implemented policies in line with what the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Health and Human Services are recommending. All of our inspectors have also taken and passed the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI’s) class COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for Home Inspectors and gained Certification.

Keeping Everyone SAFE!

Typically, we encourage our client(s) to attend their home inspection however, the current COVID-19 guidelines dictate that we no longer are allowed to have our client(s) or their agents  attend the inspection. Our inspectors will call the client at the end of the inspection and once payment is received to briefly sum up our findings. In addition, we require that the sellers must also vacate their home during the inspection. In order to comply with CDC guidelines, if they do not have another residence they are welcome to stay in their vehicle, at the premises, during the inspection.

During inspections we will: 

  • Wash hands multiple times during every inspection, especially after touching things like faucets and door handles.
  • Bring hand towels or paper towels for drying our hands. 
  • If available, we’ll keep hand sanitizer nearby and use it when needed.
  • If available, use disinfectant wipes or the equivalent on faucets and door handles.
  • We will not shake hands or bump fists.
  • We will avoid touching our faces.
  • If requested by the seller, our inspector will wear a mask during the inspection.
  • If any of our inspectors have a fever or cough, we will not conduct the inspection.
  • If any of our inspectors have been exposed to COVID-19, we will not conduct the inspection.

Likewise, if anyone in your household has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 21 days, have come in contact with someone who has, or if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, we kindly ask that you reschedule to a later date:  

  • Fever
  • Coughing
  • Shortness of Breath

Thank you again for trusting Trademark Home Inspection, LLC with your inspection needs and please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

COVID-19 Safe Practices