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Tips for Inspecting Your Home to Avoid Hidden Problems

Tips for Inspecting Your Home to Avoid Hidden Problems

It’s always a good idea to inspect your home for potential problems before you sell or move in. Find out how you can avoid hidden problems, such as mold and pests, that could worsen the value of your home.

What are the Hidden Problems in Your Home?

 

There are many reasons why you may want to inspect your home for hidden problems. Some common reasons include the following:

-To identify any potential issues with the structural integrity of your home
-To identify potential water or mold damage
-To check for energy shortages or hazards
-To assess any safety risks in your home

Here are some tips for inspecting your home for hidden problems:

1. Check all visible areas of your home for signs of damage. This includes checking eaves, gables, rooflines, porches, and side walls. If there is any indication that your home has been affected by weather or other factors, such as a recent fire, make sure to check for smoke and heat damage as well.

2. Check for water leaks. Check beneath sinks and in around pipes and joints for water seepage or standing water. If you notice any signs of moisture infiltration or damage, take action to address the issue right away.

3. Check for rodents and other pests. Look inside and around all windows, doors, vents, and crevices for evidence of pests such as mice or rats. If you find evidence of pests, contact a professional for treatment.

4. Check for safety hazards. Look for any loose wiring, exposed pipes and water heater covers, and dangerous items such as ladders, tools, chemicals, or other items that could be used as weapons.

5. Check for evidence of fires. If you have ever had a fire in your home or learned about an active fire in the area, check to make sure there are no signs of smoke damage, such as singed carpeting or melting ceiling insulation.

6. Check to see if there are pet odors. Pets can wreak havoc on your home by leaving behind their scent and droppings everywhere they go: in vents and cabinets, under the kitchen sink, and on the patio furniture – even inside your home. Pets can be killed or injured by fire, and their glowing eyes may make them an obvious target for thieves.

7. Check your attic space. A crawl space can be dangerous because it can collapse if there is heavy rain or other moisture inside the area that traps air in the crawl space and causes a leaky roof to occur. In many cases, this type of problem will cause dampness or mold from within the crawl space which can lead to structural damage when discovered by water damage restoration technicians during restoration work after a fire loss.

8. Check your stairs and landings for loose steps, boards or planks – especially around windows and doors where break-ins often occur.

Regular Inspections – Stay Up-To-Date on Your Home!

If you want to avoid hidden problems in your home, it is important to inspect it regularly for issues with heating, cooling and electrical systems. Here are some tips for inspecting your home:

1. Look for signs of wear and tear. Is the roofing in good condition? Are the windows weathertight? Is the exterior paint peeling or chipping? Are areas around doors and windows drafty or cold in winter?

2. Check for energy leaks. Is there a lot of water infiltration inside or outside the home? Check roofs, gutters, downspouts and other nearby sources of water that might be leaking. Also check for broken pipes, loose or frayed wire insulation, exposed drywall and crumbling foundations.

3. Inspect the furnace and air conditioner filters. Change them every month if you have central air conditioning or every six months if you have window AC. Clean the filter Indoor air quality (IAQ) of your furnace by spraying a solution of 1 cup chlorine bleach to 1 gallon of water onto the filter overnight while it is off. Allow filter to dry before using again. For ductwork filters, use a blower-type vacuum cleaner to remove all dust and debris from the

Tips for Inspecting Outlets and Switches

If you’re like most homeowners, you probably take for granted the things in your home that you assume are working properly. But did you know that there are several ways to systematically inspect your home to ensure that everything is in good working order? Here are some tips for inspecting outlets and switches:

1. Check outlet wiring for insulation damage and signs of wear. Over time, exposed wires can rub against each other, creating sparks and potentially causing a fire. If you see any signs of damage or wear, replace the outlet wiring as soon as possible.

2. Check your home’s switches for signs of age or wear. Old switches can be easily damaged by excessive heat or cold, which can cause them to malfunction or even catch on fire. If you notice any signs of wear or damage, replace the switch as soon as possible.

3. Check your home’s lighting fixtures for signs of wear or damage. Older light fixtures may not work properly due to worn components or broken parts. If you notice any signs of wear or damage, replace the light fixture as soon as possible to avoid potential safety hazards.

Contact Kissee Inspection Services for professional inspection services

Buying a home is a big decision, and the last thing you want to do is make mistakes. In this article, we’re going to provide you with tips to help make yourself look like an experienced homebuyer. By following these simple steps, you will be well on your way to making the purchase of your dream home without any hiccups.

At Kissee Inspection Services, we are a team of inspectors providing thorough inspection services at competitive pricing. We are dedicated to providing valuable information about the property you are going to buy or sell. We will check all the major components of your property to provide you with a complete understanding of your property. We will also provide you with repairs and maintenance suggestions. In a nutshell, we will give you the information you need to make an informed decision. Call us at (469) 789-1444 today!

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