Don't let small problems grow into major repairs. Inspect and, if necessary fix the following so your home stays in tip-top shape.
Doors and Windows
. Inspect for broken glass, breached seals and damaged screens.
. Ensure window and door hardware operates properly.
. Check attic for water penetration.
. Look for moisture in ceilings or around windows.
. Check stairs and railings for loose/damaged parts.
. Test smoke alarms. (Change batteries every 6 months.)
. Inspect tile for missing grout.
. Check caulking around showers, bathtubs, sinks and toilets.
. Check foundation and chimney for deterioration.
. Inspect wood surfaces for weathering or paint failure.
. Check decks, porches, stairs and railings for loose/worn parts.
. Make sure water doesn't pool around foundation.
. Check for missing, loose or damaged shingles and flashing.
. Inspect fascia and soffits for damage.
. Clean gutters and downspouts.
Heating and Cooling
. Clean or change furnace filters.
. Remove materials that block furnace and air handler.
. Service air conditioning system.
. Examine supply valves for leaks or corrosion.
. Check water heater for leaks or corrosion.
. Inspect sinks, showers, toilets and tubs for leaks.
. Check lawn sprinklers for leaks and adjust sprinkler heads.
. Check exposed wiring for damage and wear.
. Test circuit breakers and ground-fault/arc-fault interrupters.
Source: Amerispec Inspection Services