‘Tis the season for holiday parties, gift-giving, and…home inspections? That’s right! Protecting your investment should be at the top of your list this holiday season if you’re buying a home. To help you, Step By Step Inspections put together a list of home inspection tips to keep in mind during this busy time of year. From staying on top of routine maintenance to being prepared for inclement weather, following these tips will ensure that your home is ready for whatever the holidays throw your way. So, without further ado, here are our top holiday home inspection tips!
Get a Professional Home Inspection Before Listing
We all know moving can be an incredibly stressful experience, especially when you’re trying to buy or sell a home during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. With so many other items on your to-do list, don’t forget one of the most important: get a professional home inspection to check for any existing or potential problems that may arise when putting your home on the market. This step will save you time (and money) in the long run. Plus, it will give you much-deserved peace of mind as you enjoy the holidays!
Ensure Your Holiday Decorations Are Safe
The holidays are in full swing, so it is time to break out the festive decorations and spread some holiday cheer! But don’t forget to put safety first. To make sure your decorations are up to code, it’s essential to mount any banners and signs properly, never put live electrical wiring outdoors, and be wary of potential fire hazards like candles or old Christmas lights. Avoid a surprise overload that could send sparks flying on Christmas morning, and instead brighten your holiday spirit by ensuring each plug is correctly tapped into its corresponding outlet.
Confirm Your Pool/Spa Is in Working Order
‘Tis the season to be jolly, friends! How about we set some holiday cheer aside for a brief moment and make sure your pool/spa is in tip-top shape? After all, this should be one of your top priorities if you plan on diving into any holiday festivities. You can avoid any swimming pool-related troubles with a few checks here and there—testing the pH levels, ensuring the proper functioning of the pump and filter, and maintaining adequate chemistry balance. Or, schedule a pool/spa inspection with us.
Enlist the Help of A Professional
As you’re getting your home ready to put on the market this holiday season, don’t forget about safety. A professional home inspection can help identify any potential hazards in your home so that you can address them before putting your home on the market. Taking these simple steps, you can help ensure a happy and safe holiday season for everyone in your family – including prospective buyers! Schedule a home inspection with Step By Step Inspections today. Call (843) 870-8726 for an inspection in Beaufort or the surrounding area.