Michigan Home Maintenance Inspections
Saving Homeowners Thousands in Home Repairs
Avoid Costly Repairs By Getting a Home Maintenance Inspection
What would normally be a small home repair can turn into a major home project. Often these projects can cost thousands of dollars and create major headaches!
Performing routine 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 an annual basis you will be able to prioritize your annual maintenance and help prevent some of the costly mistakes many homeowners make.
Home Maintenance Inspection 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.
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Frequently Asked Home Maintenance Inspection Questions
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 maintenance 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 Inspection Services, LLC. is a dependable, solid, and affordable choice.
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Our Service Area
We proudly serve the following Michigan Counties, Cities and Surrounding Areas:
- Allen Park
- Dearborn Heights
- Flat Rock
- Garden City
- Grosse Ile Twp
- Grosse Pointe
- Harper Woods
- Highland Park
- Huron Charter Twp
- Lincoln Park
- New Boston
- River Rouge
- Auburn Hills
- Bloomfield Twp
- Bloomfield Hills
- Commerce Twp
- Farmington Hills
- Hazel Park
- Huntington Woods
- Keego Harbor
- Lathrup Village
- Madison Heights
- Oak Park
- Pleasant Ridge
- Rochester Hills
- Royal Oak
- South Lyon
- Walled Lake
- Waterford Twp
- West Bloomfield Twp
St. Clair County
- East China
- Fair Haven
- Fort Gratiot
- Harsens Island
- Marine City
- North Street
- Port Huron
- Saint Clair
- Smiths Creek
- Imlay City
- North Branch
- Otter Lake
- Grass Lake
- Michigan Center
- Pleasant Lake
- Rives Junction
- Spring Arbor