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Ensuring Your Property is Safe & Ready for the Summer

Summer Home Inspections:

Ensuring Your Property is Safe and Ready for the Season

On today’s post, Higher Elevation Home Inspections LLC, we discuss the importance of ensuring YOUR property is SAFE and READY for the Summer Season. Summer is here and it’s time to soak up some sun! But before you kick off your vacation, make sure that your summer home is ready for the season. One of the best ways to do that is by getting a summer home inspection. A summer home inspection is a thorough inspection of your property to identify any issues that need to be addressed before the season starts. It covers everything from the exterior of your home to the interior systems such as plumbing and electrical. Why is it important to get a summer home inspection? Well, for starters, it ensures that your property is safe for you, your family and guests. It also helps to prevent any potential damage to your home from wear and tear during the season. So, when should you get it done? It's recommended to get it done at least a few weeks before the season starts, so that you have ample time to address any issues that may be found during the inspection. Don't wait till the last minute to get your summer home inspected. It will give you peace of mind and help you enjoy your seasonal getaway without any worries.


Exterior Inspection

Summer is here and it's time to make sure your home is in top shape for the season. An exterior inspection is crucial to ensure that your property is safe and ready for the summer. It's important to make sure that your roof is in good condition. The roof is your first line of defense against the elements. Make sure there are no missing or damaged shingles. Gutters and downspouts are also important to check. They should be cleared of debris and properly secured. The last thing you want is for them to fall off in the middle of a storm. Siding and exterior walls are crucial to the appearance and safety of your home. Inspect them for cracks or holes. Any damage to the siding can lead to bigger problems, like water damage or mold. Take a look at your windows and doors. Check for any cracks, missing seals or locks that aren't working. These can all affect energy efficiency, which can lead to higher bills. Is your deck, porch, or stairs in good shape? Check for any rot or damage to the wood. Make sure that all of the railings are secure. A foundation inspection is important as well. Any cracks or damage to the foundation can lead to bigger problems down the road. Make sure to check for proper drainage as well. Improper drainage can lead to water damage or even flooding. An exterior inspection not only ensures the safety of your property but also gives its curb appeal. People will be admiring your home and enjoying the summer breeze in no time.


Interior Inspection

When it comes to summer home inspections, ensuring the interior of your home is in tip-top shape is just as important as the exterior. Here are some key points to keep in mind during your interior home inspection. Let's start with your electrical systems. Make sure all outlets and switches are functioning properly and don't forget to test the circuit breaker. It's also a good idea to check the wiring in your home for any damage. Now onto the plumbing systems. You want to ensure there are no leaks or pipes that are not functioning properly and make necessary repairs as needed. Check for proper water pressure and ensure all toilets and sinks are draining properly. Your HVAC system is also an important component to inspect, especially in the summer. Ensure proper air flow and test your air conditioning to make sure that it is blowing cold air. Don't forget to replace the air filter to ensure it is not clogged with dust. The kitchen and bathroom in your home also deserve a thorough inspection. Check appliances such as your refrigerator, oven, and dishwasher for proper functionality. Test the exhaust fans in your bathroom to ensure adequate air flow, and ensure your shower and tub drains are not clogged. Finally, don't forget to check the attic and basement in your home. Look for signs of water damage, mold, or insects. Ensure proper ventilation and check that insulation is properly installed. Overall, ensuring the interior components of your home are functioning properly is crucial for a safe and happy summer season.


Safety Checks

Safety Checks: Summer is the perfect time to kick back and relax in the comfort of your home. However, before you do that, it's crucial to prioritize safety checks to ensure your peace of mind. Here are the key points you should keep in mind while conducting summer home inspections: Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms are essential to ensure the safety of your home. You don't want to take any chances on your family's health. Make sure the detectors are installed in the right places, and the batteries are working correctly. Fire extinguishers are the unsung heroes of a house. It's always better to have a fire extinguisher and not need it than need it and not have it. Ensure you have fire extinguishers in the right places and know how to use them. Security systems, although not often thought of, are just as crucial. Your home is your sanctuary, and you wouldn't want any unwanted intruders to take


We hope these tips help you ensure a safe and ready summer for your home. Lets end this blog here and if you have any questions or concerns always feel free to contact us at our number listed on our website or down below.


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Rob Byrne

Higher Elevation Home Inspections LLC

516.509.9091


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