Performing a summer home inspection is a great way to ensure your property is in good condition and prepared for the warmer months. Here's a checklist to help you get started:
• Inspect the roof for any signs of damage, loose shingles, or leaks.
• Check gutters and downspouts for debris or blockages.
• Inspect the siding, windows, and doors for any cracks, gaps, or damage.
• Clean and inspect the deck or patio for any loose boards, nails, or rot.
• Check the foundation for cracks, settling, or signs of water damage.
• Trim trees and bushes away from the house to prevent damage and pests.
• Inspect and clean the outdoor HVAC unit and clear away any vegetation or debris around it.
• Check the condition of the driveway and walkways for cracks or damage.
• Test all smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors, replacing batteries if necessary.
• Check the air conditioning system, clean or replace filters, and ensure it's functioning properly.
• Inspect windows and doors for proper sealing and check for any drafts.
• Clean and inspect ceiling fans, ensuring they are in good working condition.
• Check the plumbing system for leaks, including faucets, toilets, and under sinks.
• Inspect the attic for signs of leaks, proper insulation, and proper ventilation.
• Test all electrical outlets and switches to ensure they are functioning correctly.
• Check the basement or crawl space for any signs of moisture, leaks, or pests.
• Clean or replace the dryer vent to ensure proper airflow.
3. Outdoor Spaces:
• Inspect and clean the barbecue grill, checking for gas leaks and proper functioning.
• Clean and inspect outdoor furniture, cushions, and umbrellas for any damage or wear.
• Check the condition of the pool or spa, ensuring proper chemical levels and functioning equipment.
• Test and clean outdoor lighting fixtures, replacing bulbs if needed.
• Inspect fences, gates, and sheds for any necessary repairs or maintenance.
4. Safety Precautions:
• Ensure that fire extinguishers are up to date and in accessible locations.
• Check the expiration dates on all medications in your first aid kit and replace as needed.
• Test the functionality of your home security system and replace batteries in any wireless sensors.
• Inspect outdoor play equipment, ensuring it is secure and in good condition.
• Review your emergency preparedness plan and update it if necessary.
Remember, this is a general checklist, and you may have specific features or areas in your home that require additional attention. It's always a good idea to consult professionals for any specific concerns or if you're unsure about any aspects of the inspection. At Bryan & Bryan Inspections, we want to ensure that the home is prepared for the worst that a Texas summer can dish out. We offer a variety of affordable package options to choose from to fit your specific budget and inspection needs. Contact us at (866) 484-8318, get a quote, or schedule now on our website. We look forward to serving you!