Whether you're a first time home owner or not, having your future home properly inspected is crucial in creating a safe and comfortable environment for your family.
We've created a checklist of typical home buyers tips to help guide you through the process.
HVAC Inspection Just because the HVAC system works during the walk through doesn't mean it has much life left in it. The best thing to do is hire a HVAC technician to check the system to determine if it's in tip-top shape, just needs a tune-up, or that you'll be needed a brand new system.
Tips: -Check both heating and cooling -Know the type of filter you'll be needing to use -Check if it's still under warranty -Know who installed the system -Be able to locate the shut-off locations for gas and water (in case of emergency leaks)
Test the Thermostat It's essential to the comfort of your home that the thermostat is working properly.
Request a Cleaning Having your new home thoroughly cleaned before you move in will catch any previously unnoticed problems.
Asbestos If the home was built prior to 1970, having it checked for asbestos in the insulation is critical to your family's health.
Mold and Mildew Bathrooms, especially without windows or ventilation are notorious for harboring mold and mildew, which can become a huge problem if left unnoticed.
Sprinkler System If the home has a sprinkler system, have it inspected to make sure it's properly working. Since Iowa is a colder climate, you'll need to shut off the system in the fall/winter to protect it from damage.
Bugs and Pests Have your home inspected for termites, ants, mice, and other pests. Afterwards, make sure to seal any holes that that they can crawl into your home through.
Yard Grading Check if the grading is sloped away from your home to prevent future water damage. If it does not, you may have to adjust the grading of the yard or install a drainage system to eliminate water damage.
If you're moving into a new home and need an HVAC inspection, call 72 Degrees Comfort Company at 515-965-7272 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.