How often should I have my home inspected?

Schedule your annual home inspection with Platinum Property Inspections to ensure a long life for your home.When you are purchasing a new home, it is always wise to have a complete home inspection to make sure that there are no areas of the home that are in need of repair. However, most homeowners never think about getting a home inspection until they are ready to sell the house. Platinum Property Inspections shares why you should have your Prescott home inspected regularly.

As a homeowner, you try and keep up with the basic maintenance, like keeping the gutters clean, keeping smoke and CO2 alarms functional and usually track down strange noises or odors. But what could you be missing? Are there things that you can’t see that might be causing major issues for your home? Why not consider an annual home inspection to make sure everything is still in good condition. Not only will it prevent major problems in the future, but it will reassure you that all is well under the roof.

If you have a newer home, an annual inspection will be fine. However, as your home ages there is more potential for problems. You may wish to consider a twice-a-year inspection. When the home inspector comes out, here are some of the things he will check:

  • Heating and air conditioning systems
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical systems
  • Roof, attic, and visible insulation
  • Walls, ceilings, and floors
  • Windows and doors
  • Foundation, basement, and structural components

Please be aware that a routine home inspection will not check for mold or mildew, radon, asbestos, termites, insects or other hidden or inaccessible items.

Since your home is one of the biggest investments you will make, shouldn’t it get regular care just like your car does? And when the time to sell comes around, if you have had regular home inspections, you will not be taken by surprise when the home is inspected for the new owners.

Why not invest today in maintaining the value of your home by making sure that all of the systems are working properly. To schedule an inspection on your Prescott home, call the experts at Platinum Property Inspections at 928-713-0889.