Inspection Protection: Five Parts of Your Home You Need Checked

Inspection Protection: Five Parts of Your Home You Need Checked
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    Owning a home is a major responsibility, and many aspects of our houses must be checked and examined in a regular basis to ensure they are working properly.

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Here are five parts of your home you need checked regularly.

Roof

Your roof is perhaps the most important part of your home, because it protects everything inside from turbulent weather conditions. Roofs need to be inspected on a regular basis to make sure that they are not leaking. If a leak is detected, it must be thoroughly repaired as soon as possible. Roofs are extremely expensive to repair or replace after they have declined significantly. A tattered roof may even make your home unlivable. You should make inspecting it a top priority.

Pipes

Your pipes play a crucial role in how your home functions. If pipes leak or break, they can cause a myriad of major problems. According to a plumbing professional, toilet backups, bad smells, and an insufficient water level can all be signs of the pipes going bad. Contacting a reputable plumber is the best option for pipe inspections. They can do a comprehensive examination and advise you if anything is wrong. Make sure to do thorough research to find a high quality plumbing company in your local area.

Doors

Doors are often take for granted by homeowners, but they should be checked regularly for wear and tear. A door that is breaking down must be replaced quickly for security reasons. Many companies can inspect and replace doors. It is a good idea to contact one in your local area if you notice something off with the hinges or locks.

Windows

Windows are another part of your home that can become a safety hazard if they are not checked. Sometimes small cracks can occur without you noticing, leaving shards of glass on the windowsill, or on the floor. It is important to examine windows regularly to prevent injury.

Garage Doors

Garage doors are often overlooked when people inspect their home, but they can become very dangerous if they are not maintained properly. Malfunctioning garage doors can fall or crumble, leading to serious injury for anyone who is in the area at the time. All parts of the garage door must be examined to make sure that they are working properly.

If you take the time to check all of these parts of your home on a regular basis, you will reap the benefits of having a home that will serve you and your family well for many years to come. With a little effort, you can gain the peace of mind of knowing that your home is in tip top condition and stay a step ahead of regular maintenance.

Author:
"Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer, blogger and outdoor enthusiast. She lives in Los Lunas, New Mexico where she runs, hikes, and bikes whenever she can. She used Peter Levi Plumbing Inc. as a resource while researching this article. Contact her via Twitter @BrookeChaplan."

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