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Did you know the average cost for a home inspection ranges from $350 to $500? When calling for a inspection quote, please make sure to ask the following questions…

Are you a professional home inspector or real estate inspector?
What all is included with the price?
Is a wood destroying insect inspection included?
How long have you been an inspector?

It is important to know who you are hiring. Many inspectors will underbid, but the clients do not know who they are hiring or what is included. Some loans require a wood destroying insect inspection and it is difficult to find someone to come out to just perform it. An average cost for just a WDI inspection is $150 to $250. Here at Premier Inspections, we include a WDI inspection with every professional home inspection. Our prices may not be the cheapest, but you will be thoroughly informed on the home you are purchasing by an experienced professional home inspector. We are certified to inspect pools, irrigation systems, septic systems, water wells, pier and beam foundations and much more. When you hire Premier Inspections, you will get an inspector with integrity and experience. Please do your homework when hiring an inspector.

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5 SIMPLE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND HOME PROJECTS

1. CHECK SMOKE DETECTORS AND CARBON MONOXIDE
BATTERIES.
2. CLEAN ALL OUTDOOR WINDOWS.
3. ORGANIZE ONE CLOSET…OR TWO!
4. START YOUR HERB GARDEN TO PREPARE FOR
DELICIOUS SUMMER COOK OUTS.
5. REPLACE A LEAKY FAUCET. GRAB A WRENCH AND
CONQUER THAT PESKY FAUCET ONCE AND FOR ALL.

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POOL:$50
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OUTBUILDING:$35
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HERE IS A GREAT CHECKLIST TO PROVIDE YOUR CLIENTS WITH TO HELP THEM PREPARE FOR A HOME INSPECTION

THE HOME INSPECTOR IS COMING…
BELOW IS HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE INSPECTION

– CLEAR AWAY ANY STORAGE AROUND THE ATTIC AND CRAWLSPACE ACCESS DOORS.
– IF THERE IS A GARAGE ATTIC ACCESS, PLEASE MAKE
SURE ALL CARS ARE REMOVED FROM THE GARAGE.
– PLEASE REMOVE ANY OBSTRUCTIONS THAT WOULD
PREVENT THE INSPECTOR FROM HAVING EASY
ACCESS TO MAIN ELECTRIC PANEL.
– TEST ALL LIGHT BULBS.
– TRIP THE GFCI OUTLETS,
– CHECK DRAIN FLANGES,
– CLEAR STORAGE FROM AROUND THE FURNACE AND
WATER HEATERS AND ALL ACCESS DOORS.
– OIL DOOR HINGES.
– CHECK SMOKE ALARM BATTERIES.
– CHANGE A/C FILTERS.
– MAKE SURE THERE IS OPEN ACCESS TO PLUGS,
WINDOWS, ETC.

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10 Quick Home Maintenance Tips

10 Quick Home Maintenance Tips

Home maintenance isn’t restricted to repairs. In fact, certain tasks–when performed regularly–may actually prevent things from breaking in the first place. But when things do go wrong (and it’s inevitable that they do), we have some backup plans that you can try before you grab the phone to call for pro. Appliances and plumbing are the most frequent offenders, but they also often can be the simplest to care for. From the gutters to the living room carpet, there’s a reliable method for keeping every part of your home clean, safe, and well maintained.

MUST-DO MAINTENANCE:
The quickest fix is to not have the problem in the first place. Here’s a checklist of items every homeowner should get to regularly.

1. Test your garage door opener monthly to ensure that it reverses when it hits an obstruction or when its sensor beam is interrupted.

2. Vacuum the clothes dryer’s exhaust duct at least once a year. If the duct is plastic, replace it (it’s a fire hazard). Rigid sheet-metal ducting is best.

3. Replace furnace filters quarterly, or as recommended by the furnace manufacturer.

4. Test all GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) outlets monthly. Press the test button and use a voltage tester to make sure the power goes off.

5. Clean leaves and debris from the condenser of a central air conditioner seasonally.

6. Once a year, vacuum the refrigerator coils underneath the appliance.

7. Have the fireplace chimney inspected and cleaned annually.

8. Inspect window and door caulking and weather stripping yearly.

9. Replace the batteries in smoke detectors yearly. And remember, even recent hard-wired smoke detectors have backup batteries that must be replaced. If you have never checked yours, do so.

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How Sellers Can Prepare For a
Buyer’s Home Inspection

Home sellers quite frequently ask, “What will a home inspector be looking for in my home and how can I be more organized for the home buyers inspection?” Informed sellers can make the home inspection process easier and faster, ensuring a more thorough and accurate inspection. Here is a list that may be helpful for you in preparing your house for a home buyer’s inspection. Many of these items can be done at little or no cost and are part of a regular maintenance program for any home.

House Exterior
Remove soil or mulch from contact with siding. Six or more inches of clearance is best.
Clean out dirty gutters and any debris from the roof.
Check to make sure all water from downspouts, sump pump, condensation and basement entry drains is diverted away from the house.
Trim trees, roots, and bushes back from the foundation, roof, siding and chimney.
Paint weathered exterior wood and caulk around the trim, chimney, windows and doors.
Repair any failing mortar in brick or block.
Remove wood and/or firewood from any contact with the house.
Caulk all exterior wall penetrations.

House Interior
Clean or replace heating and cooling filters, clean dirty air returns and plenum.
Test all smoke detectors to ensure that they are working.
Have the chimney, fireplace or wood stove serviced and provide the buyer with a copy of the cleaning record.
Replace any burned out light bulbs.
Have clear access to attic, crawl space, heating system, garage and other areas that will need to be inspected.
If the house is vacant, make sure all utilities are turned on. This includes water, electricity, furnace, A/C and the water heater because they will need to be inspected.
Ensure ready access to all rooms and crawl spaces.
Clear all furniture, boxes, clothes, toys and other personal items that may block access to the furnace, water heater and electrical panel.

Basement, Crawl Spaces and Attics
Check to ensure that the crawl space is dry and install a proper vapor barrier if necessary.
Remove paints, solvents, gas, wood and similar materials from crawl space, basement, attic and porch.
Update attic ventilation if none is present.
If windows are at or below grade, install window wells and covers.

Doors and Windows
Ensure that all doors and windows are in proper operating condition, including repairing or replacing any cracked windowpanes.

Kitchen and Bathrooms
Ensure that all plumbing fixtures such as the toilet, tub, shower, and sinks are in proper working condition. Fix any leaks and caulk around fixtures if necessary.
Ensure GFCI receptacles are functional.
Check bath vents to see if they are properly vented and in working condition.
Clear out areas under sinks so they can be inspected.

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TIPS TO HELP YOU PREPARE FOR A HOME INSPECTION…

How Sellers Can Prepare For a Buyer’s Home Inspection
Home sellers quite frequently ask, “What will a home inspector be looking for in my home and how can I be more organized for the home buyers inspection?” Informed sellers can make the home inspection process easier and faster, ensuring a more thorough and accurate inspection.
Here is a list that may be helpful for you in preparing your house for a home buyer’s inspection. Many of these items can be done at little or no cost and are part of a regular maintenance program for any home.
House Exterior
Remove soil or mulch from contact with siding. Six or more inches of clearance is best.
Clean out dirty gutters and any debris from the roof.
Check to make sure all water from downspouts, sump pump, condensation and basement entry drains is diverted away from the house.
Trim trees, roots, and bushes back from the foundation, roof, siding and chimney.
Paint weathered exterior wood and caulk around the trim, chimney, windows and doors.
Repair any failing mortar in brick or block.
Remove wood and/or firewood from any contact with the house.
Caulk all exterior wall penetrations.
House Interior
Clean or replace heating and cooling filters, clean dirty air returns and plenum.
Test all smoke detectors to ensure that they are working.
Have the chimney, fireplace or wood stove serviced and provide the buyer with a copy of the cleaning record.
Replace any burned out light bulbs.
Have clear access to attic, crawl space, heating system, garage and other areas that will need to be inspected.
If the house is vacant, make sure all utilities are turned on. This includes water, electricity, furnace, A/C and the water heater because they will need to be inspected.
Ensure ready access to all rooms and crawl spaces. Clear all furniture, boxes, clothes, toys and other personal items that may block access to the furnace, water heater and electrical panel.
Basement, Crawl Spaces and Attics
Check to ensure that the crawl space is dry and install a proper vapor barrier if necessary.
Remove paints, solvents, gas, wood and similar materials from crawl space, basement, attic and porch.
Update attic ventilation if none is present.
If windows are at or below grade, install window wells and covers.
Doors and Windows
Ensure that all doors and windows are in proper operating condition, including repairing or replacing any cracked windowpanes.
Kitchen and Bathrooms
Ensure that all plumbing fixtures such as the toilet, tub, shower, and sinks are in proper working condition. Fix any leaks and caulk around fixtures if necessary.
Ensure GFCI receptacles are functional.
Check bath vents to see if they are properly vented and in working condition.
Clear out areas under sinks so they can be inspected.

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AN INCREDIBLY HANDY HOME MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST

Keep Your House in Tip-Top Shape: An Incredibly Handy Home Maintenance Checklist

When buying a home, most people probably first think of the financial responsibility. Don’t let yourself forget, however, about the time and labor that home ownership also requires. Just like regular oil changes for your car keep your engine happy and healthy, keeping up with regular home maintenance tasks will keep you from future headaches and wasted money.

It can be intimidating to think about these various tasks, especially if you’re a new homeowner. It’s a long list — there’s no denying that. The good news is that you can do the majority of it on your own without much experience. Google is your best friend, and if you really get stuck, call up your local handyman to help you out.

In order to maximize your efficiency and actually get all of these tasks done, you might want to create a home maintenance calendar for yourself. Whether online or on paper, you can jot down small, regular tasks for each weekend and not be too overwhelmed. We’ve listed tasks that need to be done monthly, quarterly, and biannually. We’ve also given you a list of tasks to be completed seasonally. Not every expert agrees as to which task needs to be done in which season, so this isn’t a black and white list, necessarily. Do what works for you and your schedule, and as long as all these things get accomplished, your home will be happy for years and years to come.

Monthly

-Inspect, and possibly change out HVAC filters. Many experts will say to change the filters monthly, but that’s not always necessary. For smaller families without pets or
allergies, you’ll likely be okay changing the filters every 2-3 months. If the filter is dirty, change it out, otherwise inspect it again next month. I’ve also been told by
handymen to go with cheaper filters and replace them more often versus going with the expensive filters.
-Clean kitchen sink disposal. There are a bunch of ways to do this, but the handiest and best all-around solution seems to be vinegar ice cubes. Put some vinegar in an ice
tray and let it freeze, then run the ice cubes through the disposal. It freshens it, but as a bonus, ice sharpens the blades. You’re welcome.
-Clean range hood filters. If you’ve never thought of doing this, you’re in for a real “treat” when you get that filter off the hood to clean it for the first time. The Family
Handyman suggests simply using a degreaser from an auto parts store mixed with hot water. Let the filter sit for a few minutes, rinse it off, and you’re good to go.
-Inspect your fire extinguisher(s). We’ll assume you have and know how to use an extinguisher. This inspection doesn’t require much: ensure it has easy access (not being
blocked by a garbage can or anything else), that the gauge shows adequate pressure, and that it has no visible signs of wear and tear.

Quarterly

-Test smoke/carbon dioxide detectors. Another simple task; your detectors should have a “test” button. If the alarm sounds, you’re good to go. If not, replace batteries
immediately and test again. If it still doesn’t sound, it’s possible there’s simply corrosion on the battery terminal, and it won’t detect new batteries. Clean it and try
again. If it still doesn’t work, you’ll likely need a new detector.
-Test garage door auto-reverse feature. In 1993, federal law required all garage doors to have this feature after multiple child deaths. Test every month by placing a 2×4 on
the ground where the door would close. It should reverse after a second or so when the door hits the wood. Also test the photo-electric sensors if you have them by placing
something in front of them (not your body). If the door doesn’t immediately go back up, you have a problem.
-Run water and flush toilets in unused spaces. This mostly applies to guest bathrooms, or any other sinks/water sources you don’t use on a regular basis. The idea is to
prevent grime or any other kind of build up. Regularly running a little bit of water through will prevent this.
-Check water softener, add salt if needed. You shouldn’t need to add salt every month, but better to check anyway, as it only takes about 5 seconds.

Biannually

-Test your water heater’s pressure relief valve. This will prevent mineral and corrosion buildup, which safeguards against leaks. It will also help your heater run more
efficiently.
-Give your house a deep clean. Take one Saturday every six months with your whole family, and give the whole house a proper deep clean. Appliances, windows, dusting every nook
and cranny (including the basement), etc. Keeping things clean and not letting dirt/grime/dust build up over years and years will help keep your home in tip-top shape.
-Replace batteries in smoke/carbon dioxide detectors. I’d never heard this before, actually. I just assumed you changed it out when it started giving you the low battery
beeping noise. This tip was in everything we researched, however. With something as important as this, you can’t be too careful, and batteries won’t break your bank. Change
‘em out every six months.
-Vacuum your refrigerator coils. I actually learned this tip from a refrigerator repairman, and our research confirmed it. The fridge can use up to 15 percent of your home’s
total power, so you want it running as efficiently as possible. Over time, the coils get dirty and your fridge requires more juice. You can save up to $100 a year by doing
this, and it’s not at all a difficult task.

SPRING
Spring is a big month for home maintenance. They don’t call it “Spring Cleaning” for nothing. Especially focus on the exterior of your home as it’s just gone through winter and is preparing for summer heat, and in some parts of the country, brutal humidity.

-Check the exterior drainage. Will rain water flow away from the house? Puddles should not stand around your home for more than 24 hours. If water stays, or moves toward your
foundation, you have a few options. First, check your gutters. It could be a bad spout or a loose connection there; they may also just need cleaning. Second, you can grade
the area around your home yourself with some dirt; this has worked just fine for me in the past. Third, for pavement, you can have professionals come out and raise it so it
drains away from your home.
-Clean out gutters. They’ve likely accumulated leaves from the fall and grime/sediment from the winter snows and/or rains.
-Inspect the exterior of your home. Is any paint chipping? Is any siding damaged from winter? Are there any holes in your brick? Take a close look all around your house, and
make any repairs as needed. Also be sure to check the foundation for any cracks. A good silicone/caulk can fix a lot of your problems.
-Get your air conditioning system ready for summer; consider having it serviced. This one really depends on your individual home, and even which part of the country you live
in. Some places mostly just use window air units, while other places (like my home in Colorado) use a big swamp cooler up on the roof — these are fairly basic machines where
a quick internet search can help you fix any issues that come up. Also refer to the user guides for specific regular maintenance. Central air is obviously a more complex
system. Getting it serviced by a professional should be around $100 or less, and it will save money and headaches down the road.
-Repair/replace damaged window screens. You don’t want bugs making their way in because you missed a hole in a window screen. And no, duct tape doesn’t count. It can be a
quick
fix, but don’t leave it for long. It just looks bad.
-Clear dead plants/shrubs from the house. This could double as a gardening tip, but if you didn’t trim trees or shrubs in the fall, do so now. Plants can weasel their way into
cracks and holes on the exterior of your home, causing damage and shortened longevity. Nip that in the bud before it’s an issue. If you have decorative vines on the exterior,
pay close attention.
-Check trees for interference with electric lines. Have professionally trimmed if necessary.
-Inspect roofing for damage, leaks, etc. Repair as needed; you may need a professional.

SUMMER
Summer is a great time to focus on the exterior of your home, as well as your lawn and garden. It’s also perfect for having that garage door open and utilizing the prolonged daylight to work on any manly projects you’ve had on the backburner.

-Check grout in bathrooms, kitchen, etc.; repair as needed. This will prolong the life of your tiled surfaces and just looks better.
-Inspect plumbing for leaks, clean aerators on faucets. Go around to all your faucets and toilets and check for any small leaks. If you have poor water pressure out of a –
faucet, the aerator is the likely culprit and it’s an extremely easy fix.
-Take care of any insect problems you may have. Summer is their playground. You probably won’t have to look too hard to notice any insect problems. Ants, spiders, moths, etc.
are all common, and fairly easy to take care of. Keep cobwebs clear, have ant poison handy, make sure all doors are tightly closed, etc. If termites are common in your area,
this handy article gives some tips on how you can do some inspection and prevention yourself.
-Clean and repair deck/patio as needed. It generally just needs a good washing. A deck may also need re-staining. Also check for any loose boards or posts and repair as
needed.
-Clean out window wells of debris. If you have a basement, you also have window wells. All kinds of things can get down in there from leaves, to trash, to animals.
-Check and clean dryer vent, other exhaust vents to exterior of home. While the dryer is running, check that the exhaust is coming out. It should smell nicely of fresh
laundry. If there isn’t much exhaust, check for blockages as well as you can. You may need a professional. Also vacuum the lint from the hose at the dryer.
-Clean garage. Cleaning the garage should be a summer ritual for every man. Keeping it clean and tidy will extend its life, and it often gets neglected of regular care. With
all the extra dust it gets from the manly projects you’re working on, you should actually clean it even more. Once a year, however, give a thorough going-through.

FALL
Fall is an in-between season where you’re finishing up your summer home maintenance tasks as well as getting your home ready for winter. Cold, snow, and rain can do a number to a home, so you don’t want to ignore winter preparation.

-Flush hot water heater and remove sediment. This prolongs the life of the heater and helps with efficiency as well.
-Winterize air conditioning systems. Remove and store window units. If you have central air, cover the outside unit with a tarp or plastic sheeting and secure with bungee cords.
-Get heating system ready for winter. Check for any leaks in windows or doors; these can cost an arm and a leg. Make sure heating vents are open and not blocked by furniture. -Get furnace serviced/inspected at least every other year, preferably annually. As with the AC, this shouldn’t be a huge expense. Don’t forget about fireplaces if you have
them.
-Turn off and flush outdoor water faucets. Also flush hoses and store them. Winterize sprinkler systems as well, if you have one.
-Get chimney cleaned, if you have one. Some folks say to do this in the spring, some say fall. Either way, just make sure it’s done once per year.
-Test sump pump. You don’t want to wait until you need your sump pump to find out it’s not working.
-Check driveway/pavement for cracks. Make sure to have re-sealed before winter; water can freeze and expand in the cracks, causing more damage.
-Buy winter gear. Have sidewalk salt, good shovels, etc. ready for winter. You never know when that first snow will come!

WINTER
Winter is the time to go around the interior of your home and check for any little things you may have overlooked, or perhaps noticed and said, “I’ll get to that later.” Winter is your later. If you have any interior honey-do projects, whether it be painting, building shelves, etc., now is a great time to tackle those as well.

-Regularly check for ice dams and icicles. De-icing cables that sit at the front of the roof work well. Don’t let icicles grow, as much as the kids may want you to. They’re not
only a danger to people standing beneath them, but they’re incredibly heavy and can cause damage to your home. They also can cause water damage to your foundation when they
melt.
-Test your electricity to the extent that you can. Always, always be extra careful when working with electricity. You can do a couple things on your own, though. Check that all
outlets work; if they don’t, you can re-wire them on your own. Also, test your GFCI outlets. There are wildly varying opinions on how often to test this. Some say monthly,
others say annually.
-Tighten any handles, knobs, racks, etc. Go through the house and inspect anything that could have a loose screw.
-Check all locks and deadbolts on your doors and windows. If anything doesn’t work right, replace.
-Check caulking around showers and bathtubs; repair as needed.
-Remove showerheads and clean sediment. This prolongs its life and helps with water pressure as well.
-Deep clean and inspect the basement. Basements are notoriously overlooked, especially if they’re primarily just storage areas. Dust ‘em up, clean any windows, make sure there
isn’t mold anywhere, etc. Give your basement a good inspection at least once a year.

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