A professional home inspection is generally a standard condition of your real estate purchase when you are buying a home and it's a super important part of the process! There are a few normal maintenance items that come up regularly in inspections so as a seller it’s a great idea to address these issues prior to listing and help to make that part of the sale process go smoothly! Here are a few items of note:
- Furnace Maintenance & Service including regular changing of filters - Mechanical service is generally recommended every 12-24 months depending on the age of the furnace and cost will vary depending the extent of service & provider. Furnace filters should be changed often & length of time depends on the filter & your home environment i.e. if you have pets, etc. To simplify the process we recommend buying the 4 pack and change them quarterly on the 1st of the month…then it’s easy to remember January/April/July/October.
- Water Heater maintenance - the regularity of service depends on the type of water heater but chances are if you have never had it serviced, you should!! Our Regina water is tough on our water heaters for sure and if you rent your heater, regular service should likely be part of your contract. If not call any qualified plumber to help you out!
- Proper Grading - this comes up more often than not because of ground or concrete settling near the foundation of your home. One of the biggest culprits of water issues in basements is improper grading so It’s super important that water runs away from your foundation. One of the simplest remedies is making sure that extensions on your downspouts are suitable …and at this time of year it’s the one thing you can address, as well as moving all of that snow away from the foundation walls. Once it has melted you want to be sure that the ground level is taking water away from the foundation and it may require topping up the soil levels to accomplish that. If you’re not handy in that regard of course we have great landscape companies in Regina that can help out and make sure you get the right product to address the issue!
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Happy House Hunting!
Karin & Jen