What is HMI and Why Do You Need It?

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For most of us, buying a home is the biggest investment we make. We invest our time, energy and emotions into our homes, but often forget about basic preventive maintenance and care, putting the health and safety of our homes and families at risk. One essential step to ensure the health and safety of our home is to schedule a Home Maintenance Inspection

What is a Home Maintenance Inspection?

A Home Maintenance Inspection carefully examines over 300 items throughout the interior and exterior of a home. These items, if left unchecked or not properly maintained, can cause damage to the home resulting in costly repairs. In fact, an average homeowner spends around $81,000 throughout the course of their home ownership, but a Home Maintenance Inspection can identify issues early potentially saving you thousands of dollars in repair costs.

Let’s face it, it’s been hard dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic over the last few years, and many things fell by the wayside. However, the health and safety of our homes should not be one among them. A Home Maintenance Inspection can help detect and provide guidance on common issues like leaky basements, water damage, radon, faulty electrical wiring and more, creating a safer and healthier environment for everybody in the home.

Why Is It Important to Identify Home Maintenance Issues Early?

Homeowners in the U.S spend an average of $3,000 a year on routine home maintenance. In addition to routine maintenance, homeowners are also spending money on emergency repairs at an increased rate. In fact, the United States saw a 42% increase in emergency home repair spending in 2021. However, preventive care like a Home Maintenance Inspection can potentially save you thousands of dollars by detecting issues before they become expensive repairs.

In addition to saving you thousands, a Home Maintenance Inspection ensures the health and safety of your home and family. A Home Maintenance Inspection can detect problems like cracks in the foundation, plumbing issues, structural damage and more, all of which can lead to serious health and safety risks. A Home Maintenance Inspection identifies these issues, providing you with peace of mind knowing your home and your family are safe and sound.

What’s Included in a Home Maintenance Inspection?

A Home Maintenance Inspection Includes an inspection of:

  • Attic
  • Roof
  • HVAC
  • Plumbing
  • Doors & Windows
  • Structure
  • Air Quality
  • Electrical Panels & Wiring
  • Siding
  • And Many More!

What Happens After a Home Maintenance Inspection?

Within 24 hours after your Home Maintenance Inspection, your certified, licensed and insured WIN Home Inspector will provide you with a detailed report outlining every aspect of your home. If any issues are discovered, your inspector will walk you through a home maintenance checklist, helping you prioritize which items should be addressed first. In addition to a home maintenance checklist, your inspector will also provide recommendations and suggestions on how to act and keep your home safe.

A Home Maintenance Inspection is an essential step to ensuring and maintaining the health and safety of your home and family. Not only can it help prevent emergency repairs, but it can also detect current issues and address them before they become larger problems, potentially saving you thousands of dollars.

To schedule your Home Maintenance Inspection and achieve the peace of mind you deserve, contact your local WIN Home Inspector today!