Your have closed on your home, moved in, now you can relax. It is not quite that easy but with a home maintenance plan you will have the road work laid out so that when maintenance or repairs need to be done you are prepared. The list below can serve has a handy guide. Please feel free to contact me and we can personalize your list. My name is Jake Shaw, "I am a home inspector and I help people." 970-361-0477
YOUR HOME MAINTENANCE TO-DO LIST Here are some key home maintenance projects that should be on your timeline:
Within 1 Year of Purchase
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Crawlspaces are not the most fun thing to inspect but are arguably one of the most important. They can provide access to the homes foundation, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems which are not normally seen by the home owner everyday. By inspecting the crawlspace, Mountain View Home Inspections LLC can identify items of interest and provide a greater overall picture of the condition of the home. My name is Jake Shaw, "I am a home inspector and I help people."
The Bottom Line – Have your home tested for Radon.
If you are buying a home, own a home, or selling a home you should consider having it tested for Radon. This includes homes that currently have radon mitigation systems installed.
The majority of Colorado is identified as Zone 1. This means that the majority of Colorado counties including El Paso County, Teller County, Douglas County, and Pueblo County have a predicted average indoor radon screening levels greater than 4 pCi/L. No level of radon is safe however 4pCi/L is considered the actionable level by the EPA.
According to the EPA "You can’t see, smell or taste radon, but it could be present at a dangerous level in your home. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in America and claims the lives of about 21,000 Americans each year. In fact, the EPA and the U.S. Surgeon General urge all Americans to protect their health by testing their homes, schools and other buildings for radon." "Exposure to radon is a preventable health risk and testing radon levels in your home can help prevent unnecessary exposure. If a high radon level is detected in your home, you can take steps to fix the problem to protect yourself and your family."
Mountain View Home Inspections LLC is certified to test for Radon through the International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants and uses the cutting edge Sun Nuclear 1028 XP Continuous Radon Monitor.
Call us for for testing: 970-361-0477
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Bottom Line - Clean your clothes dryer lint filter every wash and vent pipe annually.
According to the US Fire Administration:
The Administration recommends the following:
Clothes dryer do’s