As a homeowner, it's important to make sure that your investment stays in good condition throughout the years so you can maximize your profits if you decide to sell in the future. Making sure that your home stays in optimal condition is also sure to save you money on maintenance and repairs as time goes on. To help keep your home in excellent shape no matter its age, consider investing in the following home inspections each year:

The Electrical System

Most home fires are a direct result of faulty electrical wiring or other problems related to the electrical system. Having a residential electrician inspect your electrical system once a year will help ensure that your household does not end up facing any of the following issues:

  • Worn out electrical sockets and plugs.

  • Outdated circuit breakers and fuse boxes.

  • Not enough circuits for your household's power needs.

In addition to addressing the previously mentioned problems during the inspection, your service provider will also check your service panel for wear and tear, look for interior lighting outlets that need to be replaced, and make sure that your line cords are not frayed or cracked.

The Plumbing

While plumbing is a necessity within any household, it's often taken for granted until something goes wrong with a pipe or faucet. And during the cold winter months your pipes may be susceptible to freezing or even bursting, so it's important to have the plumbing system inspected on a regular basis. Right before winter is due, have a service provider inspect the waste pipes for proper flow and angle, check the distribution piping to ensure that waste and drinking water aren't mixing, and investigate the vent pipes to make sure that they are regulating your plumbing system's pressure properly.

The Foundation

The foundation is what maintains the structural integrity of any building, and any problems that arise can threaten that integrity when left unchecked. Your overall foundation structure should be inspected by a certified specialist once a year to make sure that there aren't any risky cracks or pressure points that need to be addressed. Venting and waterproofing should also be a focus on your inspector. The sooner problems in your foundation are spotted, the less expensive it should be to solidify your structure.

With the help of professional inspections, you'll be one step ahead of the game when any small problems arise so they can be addressed before they get too complicated or expensive.