www.risleyhomeinspections.com (All photos are from real findings on home inspections done by Risley Home Inspections) When looking to purchase a new home, bathrooms can be an important area to look at during your home inspection. When it's time for you and your home inspector to check out the bathroom, here are some things to look for: Turn on and run all sinks, tubs, showers, and toilets checking water pressure, drainage, or any leaks? Check to make sure toilets are secure,
www.risleyhomeinspections.com Other Helpful Tips: -Make sure your heating system is prepared: It is always a good idea to have a licensed HVAC technician to properly service and maintenance your HVAC unit at least once a year. You want to make sure it is ready to operate normally and efficiently to avoid any issues in the colder months. And always make sure to regularly change your air return filter for efficient operation and avoid your coil from getting gunked up or blocked
The electrical system is a very important component in a home. Electrical work should always be done by a licensed and certified professional, as electrical work can be dangerous and is nothing to mess around with. Unfortunately, amateur wiring methods are found more commonly than they should be. Here are some wiring issues that are found during typical home inspections. www.risleyhomeinspections.com I highly recommend for all realtors, clients, and current home owners to pur
www.risleyhomeinspections.com Leaks can waste water, raise your bill, damage your home, and encourage unwanted organic growth. Most common areas around your home for water leaks Plumbing under sinks - drain traps and water supply connections Faucets and fixtures Water Heater Water leaking from under bathrooms Roof leaks Water supply line piping Plumbing drainage piping Leaking under sinks Commonly during home inspections you can find leaking under kitchen and bathroom sinks.
www.risleyhomeinspections.com Testing your sump pump every once in a while is very important to know it will properly operate when you need it most. A sump pump is a key component in your home that helps prevent ground or rainwater from entering your basement and keeping water away from the foundation. Water from under or around your home drains into a sump pump pit, and is then pumped out and away from your home. Components to inspect: Sump pit/sump basket/crock Pump operati
When potential #homebuyers are looking at a new home, I'm sure most - if not all - are not looking into the condition of the attic. That is the home inspectors job! Here are a few issues you can expect to find when your #homeinspector is thoroughly inspecting the attic. These tips can be helpful for home buyers or even sellers who would like to know what to look for before listing the home, to catch those issues ahead of time and make the home selling/buying process go even s
www.risleyhomeinspections.com Introduction Hot water heaters can typically last 10-12 years. With some basic maintenance once or twice a year, you can make sure you get the most out of your appliance extending its life expectancy and maintain its efficiency. Draining sediments from water heater tank: Overtime during the water heating process, natural minerals like magnesium and calcium form into sediment particles that will settle at the bottom of the tank. These sediments wi