An earlier BrooklynCovered.com blog post discussed the need for home buyers to get home inspections (https://brooklyncovered.com/why-home-buyers-need-home-inspections/). We are learning, however, that regular home inspections play an important role in successful home maintenance and enjoyment after the home is purchased.
Homeowners should get regular home inspections for several reasons:
Identify maintenance issues:
Regular home inspections help identify maintenance issues early on before they become larger, more expensive problems. By addressing issues early, homeowners can save money on repairs and extend the lifespan of their home’s components.
Home inspections can also help identify potential safety hazards in the home such as mold, radon, or carbon monoxide. These hazards can be harmful to the occupants of the home and should be addressed as soon as possible.
Improve energy efficiency:
An inspection can uncover areas that are not energy efficient, such as air leaks or insufficient insulation. Addressing these issues can help homeowners save money on their energy bills.
Plan for future repairs:
A regular home inspection can also help homeowners plan for future repairs and replacements. By knowing what components of the home are nearing the end of their lifespan, homeowners can budget accordingly and avoid unexpected expenses.
Increase the resale value:
Regular home inspections can also help homeowners maintain or increase the resale value of their home. By staying on top of maintenance issues and making necessary repairs, the home will be in better condition when it comes time to sell.
Overall, regular home inspections will help homeowners save money, maintain a safe living environment, increase the enjoyment of their home, and protect their investment in their home.
About the author
Eustace L. Greaves, Jr., LUTCF, is an NYS-licensed Independent Insurance Agent and Broker. He has 41 years of experience, 26 of those years as the owner of Bridge Insurance Agency.
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