When it comes to checking for damage in your home, it’s never a bad idea. A regular check-up will ensure safety and prevent intense home damage. There are two main areas in your house to keep track of. Use this article as a check-list for your home inspections.
The recommended time for window inspection varies depending on several factors. However, it is usually a good idea to perform an inspection once every three months. This inspection will take less than an hour and will save you countless hours later. Inspect all the windows and the floor underneath the windows. Take care to look underneath the window pane as well. While completing this inspection, take a few minutes to clean the windows. This basic cleaning will remove mold, mildew and debris that forms.
In Cincinnati and Dayton, we are lucky. We don’t live in a widely coastal area. However, if you live near a high moisture area such as a lake, definitely pay attention to your windows more frequently. Once a month would be a good bet for such areas. Ohio experiences harsh winters on a regular basis. If this winter is particularly harsh, hire a professional home inspector to check the windows.
No building is complete without a proper foundation and your home is no exception. Look for these common signs. Cracks are overall a great way to identify foundation issues. If you see interior cracks on the tops of windows and door frames, the chance of it being serious is high. Make sure to keep an eye out for moisture collecting in confined spaces. If there are cabinets, doors and counters that do not open or close properly, that is an important sign to pay attention to. In addition to these, large open cracks in the walls should be paid attention to.
It is important to check on the foundation every 5-6 years. Performing this inspection will save a lot of wear and tear later on. Identifying potential problems and shutting them down before they become bigger will save a lot of money.
If you have not completed a foundation inspection in a long time or if you cannot remember the last time you completed one for your home, contact Ram Restoration today. Checking your home for damage is important to keep everyone safe and healthy. Our quality workers will inspect the foundation, windows, and other areas of your home. Ram Restoration will complete a comprehensive check so you can carry on with peace of mind. Contact us today for any questions you have. We’d be happy to chat with you and assess whether your home is in need of an inspection.