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Summertime Home Inspections

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:

1. Exterior:

• 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.

2. Interior:

• 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!


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