DIY Homeowners Inspection Comprehensive Checklist

A home inspection is an essential process for any homeowner. It can help identify potential problems with the property and take measures if and when needed. It doesn't matter if you are buying a house or selling one; you will need to monitor the home carefully and scan not just for existing problems but also potential problems. In this blog post, we will provide a comprehensive checklist for homeowners who want to do a DIY home inspection. We'll go over everything from the roof to the foundation! Keep reading for more information. 
Foundation: Start with the roots. Your home's foundation is undoubtedly the most crucial aspect of your house, and if you are starting a house audit, there are few better places than your foundation. Inspect the perimeter of your house and make sure that there are no cracks, gaps, or signs of movement. The soil around your home should be firm and stable – if it's not, you could have more significant problems down the road. Check the foundation for any visible damage, such as cracks or crumbling mortar. If you see anything suspicious, you may want to call in a foundation professional to take a closer look. 
Basement: Once you've checked the foundation, move on to the basement. Ensure that all of your walls and ceilings are in good condition and free from water damage or mold growth. Inspect the floor for any signs of moisture or instability – if it feels spongy or wet, there may be a problem beneath the surface. Check the basement windows and doors to ensure that they are properly sealed and in good condition. 
Roof: The roof is one of the most essential parts of a house, so it's critical that you inspect it thoroughly during your DIY home inspection. Start by walking on the roof and looking for damage such as missing shingles, warping, or buckling. Make sure that all of your gutters and downspouts are clear and free from debris. Look for any signs of water infiltration, such as stains or moss growth. If you find anything wrong with your roof, don't try to fix it yourself – call in a professional! 
Exterior: Now that you've checked the roof, move on to the house's exterior. Start by checking the siding for any damage or signs of rot. Make sure that all of your windows and doors are in good condition and check the seals around them to make sure that they are airtight. Look for any signs of pests such as termites, carpenter ants, or wood-boring beetles. If you find anything wrong, take action immediately! 
Interior: Now it's time to move inside the house and thoroughly inspect the interior. Begin by checking all of the walls for cracks, holes, or other damage. Inspect the ceilings and floors for water damage or stains. Check all of the cabinets and drawers for signs of pest infestation. Inspect the plumbing and electrical systems for any signs of damage or corrosion. If you find any problems, take action immediately! 
Attic: The attic is often the most overlooked part of a house, but it's essential to inspect it during a home inspection. Make sure that the attic is adequately insulated and free from pests. Look for any signs of water damage or mold growth. If you find anything wrong, take action immediately! 
Be ruthless with your audit: Remember, this is your house, so be ruthless in your inspection! If you find any problems, take action immediately to fix them. Don't wait until they become bigger and more expensive to fix. By conducting a DIY home inspection, you can save yourself time and money in the long run. 
This checklist may be DIY, but repairs are not. If you find anything wrong with your home, do not try to fix it yourself! Call in a professional to take a look. Trying to fix something yourself without any experience or training can often worsen the problem. You not only run the risk of injuring yourself but those around you. And not to forget the cost. DIY repairs not only cost more than professional repairs, but there is always a chance that you got it wrong and have to call in the professionals at the end. So, just let the professionals take care of it – they're trained to do this, and they have the right tools and equipment. When choosing a professional repair company, make sure you do your research. There are a lot of companies out there that claim to be the best, but not all of them are created equal. Make sure to read reviews, ask for referrals, and compare prices before deciding. And always remember – if it looks too good to be true, it probably is! 

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