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The Benefits of Having a Home Inspection: Even if You Aren’t Moving

Posted by Greenwald and Gerke on January 18, 2018
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Are you familiar with the benefits of having a home inspection? Many people understand that an inspection is essential if you are planning to buy or sell a property. This inspection can help you uncover potential problems with the home so that you know the maintenance or repair tasks that need to be addressed.

Why You Should Have Your Home Inspected

Have you thought about scheduling an inspection, even if you aren’t planning to move? We’ve worked with clients who have been living in their homes for 20, 30, or 40 years (or more). One of the things that continually concerns us from a health and safety perspective is the  deferred maintenance of one’s home.

Even though people have been living on the property for many years, it doesn’t mean that there aren’t hazardous issues that need to be repaired. For example, mold is one problem that we encounter frequently. If mold is present in the home, then it could be having a negative impact on the health of everyone living under the roof.

2018 Goals: Tips for Safety in Your Aging Home

This year we have decided that we want to share short tips that will help with safety while you are aging. Whether you want to stay in your home for another 10 years or you are thinking about moving soon, these suggestions can be used to support your safety and help you avoid common problems.

We want to introduce to you Joe DeMars, who is the president and founder of Real Estate Inspection Services. He will help us with these tips so that you know what to watch for in your home.

Lack of Maintenance is a Problem

As a person ages, it is common for small maintenance tasks to fall lower on the priority list. But, these maintenance tasks shouldn’t be overlooked. They are key to maintaining safety in the home!  One critical safety issue that must be addressed inside the home is the presence of functional  smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.  These detectors should be checked on a regular basis, especially during the winter months.

If you need help with a home inspection, call Joe at (619) 729-4798. Or, you can reach the office at (619) 660-7866

For help finding a safe, comfortable home for retirement, talk to our team here at Greenwald &Gerke Realtors: (844) 782-9674