If a Tampa home inspection teaches you anything, it should be that regular maintenance on your home is crucial. When it comes time to sell your home, you will be glad you took the time to care for things seasonally, and so will your Tampa home inspector. It is always good to have periodic inspections as your home ages, but with a few do-it-yourself tips, you can help keep your home in top shape so you can worry less and enjoy more.
Spring cleaning takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to taking care of your home. Beyond just getting rid of old clothes and toys, you can do so much at home. Since the weather is nice, we recommend maintaining the outdoors and garage spaces during this time of year. Commonly missed Tampa home inspection areas include the gutters and windows. Clean out your gutters, regrade the areas surrounding your house, replace any outlets, and check your concrete areas for damage.
For those warmer summer months, get your patio ready for action by repairing anything damage by the winter weather. This is a great time to repaint your home or give it a good power-washing to remove months of dirt and debris. Once the exterior is clean, you can better see areas that may need a professional inspection for more serious problems.
This is the best time to prepare yourself and your home for the winter cold. Check all weather stripping around the doors and windows and check for damaged window screens. You will also want to clean those gutters again, as the fall leaves have likely clogged them up again. For those with outdoor spaces, prepping these for winter by cleaning up any overgrown shrubs and trees and putting away patio furniture will ready you to be inside during the winter.
During the last season of the year, you will likely be hibernating inside, which is a great time to look at your appliances. Clean your fridge out and run a cleaning cycle on your oven to reduce grime and keep them fully functional. If you want to brave the cold, you can also check your AC coils and make sure they are clean and ready to go when the warmer weather appears. You may want to hire an inspector to ensure your HVAC is in good working order.
With every season, there is something new you can be doing to your home. Taking care of your home never ends, so setting yourself up with a seasonal schedule can keep you on track and make sure nothing gets forgotten. We recommend having a periodic home inspection performed by a professional to make sure nothing slipped through the cracks and getting a second opinion on any problem areas. If you’re in need of a home inspection, call us at Radiant Property Inspections today!