Brett Hodgdon, PE
April Is National Home Inspection Month
April showers bring May flowers.
Or, in this case, April brings the perfect time of year for a home inspection, according to the American Society of Home Inspectors.
Whether you’re looking to take advantage of spring’s seller’s market, to buy or rent a new home, or you’re doing a yearly inspection as part of your spring-cleaning checklist, it’s crucial to hire someone who is qualified, like Kanawha Valley Engineering & Home Inspections.
"Most people only think about home inspections when they are buying a home. However, a professional home inspection also educates sellers and homeowners on the current condition of their home, minimizing any unpleasant surprises in the future. It is vital homeowners schedule a routine inspection every three to five years to stay ahead of maintenance needs and to avoid costly repairs," according to ASHI.
Here are a few additional reasons why April is the time to enlist the services of an ASHI home inspector:
Home maintenance. Homeowners should get a home inspection every three to five years to avoid expensive repairs, identify problems and maintain their home’s viability. An inspection of the structural and mechanical systems will include the foundation, roof and gutters, exterior and interior walls, electrical wiring, plumbing, heating and central air conditioning systems.
Pre-sale inspections. Homeowners who want to sell their homes will discover the advantage of a pre-sale inspection … before the first potential buyer walks in. Homeowners who identify and address problems beforehand add to its value.
Homeowners. First-time buyers, long-timers who want to “age in home,” homebuyers of a new home still under construction and parents concerned about the safety of their children all need home inspections by experienced professionals – ASHI members – who will identify current or potential issues before they become serious problems.
Kanawha Valley Engineering & Home Inspections is available at 304-721-9459. Give us a call to schedule your appointment today.