Home Maintenance Inspections
Kollias Property Inspections, Inc.
recommends that you receive a Home Maintenance Inspection every
two years after you have closed on your property. For about the
cost of a basic automotive tune-up, a Home Maintenance Inspection
can help identify problems and damage in your home before they
become an expensive or irreversible threat to your fiscal and
Much like a buyer-seller inspection, a Home Maintenance inspection
is a visual examination of your home's systems, mechanicals and
structure. Everything from the roof to the basement is inspected
to ensure that they are in proper working order. Any defects or
damage will be noted in our Home Inspection Damage Report.
in mind that a Home Maintenance Inspection does not prevent further
damage to your property, but it can help you to identify and correct
existing damage that you may not know about. Our Home Maintenance
Inspections are not an appraisal inspection and cannot help you
to determine the value of your property (but it can help you maintain
its value). A Home Maintenance Inspection is not a code inspection
and does not provide you with a pass or fail score. You simply
Finally: A Home Maintenance Inspection is not
a guarantee, warranty or prediction of future performance but
can pinpoint existing problem areas for you to act upon.
SOME MYTHS ABOUT HOME MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONS
a recent survey, the number one reason that homeowners don't get
their homes periodically inspected is simply because they aren't
aware that the service is available outside of the real estate
transaction period. In fact "Home Maintenance Inspections", have
always been available, just haven't been marketed by real estate
agents or professional home inspection companies--And the reason
First, home sellers and buyers were lead to believe that the only
time they should be concerned about the health and safety of a
property is when an initial financial transaction is occurring,
such as when the property is being purchased or sold. Every month
that you own your home you are making a financial transaction.
You make a mortgage payment, pay utility bills etc, so if you
are going to make these payments then wouldn't you want the assurance
you aren't paying these sums of money into an investment that
is falling apart? Of course, yet millions of people do just that
because of a simple disbelief.
Second many homeowners do not get a home maintenance inspection
because they are of the belief that the home inspector will find
thousands-of-dollars of damage that could cause a financial strain
if fixed. Keep in mind that whatever the home inspector may find,
you need to know the condition of your home. The home inspector
cannot force you to fix anything, nor can they condemn your property.
The inspection is simply to supply you with knowledge about your
home, and knowledge is power. Still, most homeowners are pleasantly
surprised that their home inspection discovers the kind of damage
that often can be repaired for only a few dollars before such
damage grows worse, and costs run into the thousands of dollars,
for you the homeowner.