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It’s that time of year when many of us focus on spring cleaning the interior of our homes. But, who wants to stay indoors when temperatures are rising and days are getting longer?

The sun sets closer to 8 p.m. and soon at 9 p.m. in the Wake Forest area so while you outside spend some time examining the exterior of your home.

Take a stroll around the perimeter of your house.  Spring flowers are blooming, vines are growing and trees are putting out new growth in the Raleigh area as temperatures climb through the 70s.

Visually examine areas and address situations where that may need some TLC. Here are some do-it-yourself home inspection tips:

  • Check downspouts to make certain that water is flowing away from the house.
  • Examine paint to determine if some touch up will protect your siding.
  • Explore porches and decks to make certain support posts, flooring and rails are in good shape.
  • Trim bushes, vines and other vegetation to provide air circulation around the exterior foundation.
  • Make certain water spigots are functioning properly.
  • Confirm electrical outlets are properly grounded and ground fault protection is functional.
  • Inspect for pest access and damage around pipes, soffits, vents and other locations.
  • Look at exterior vents to ensure they are performing the intended function.
  • Survey chimney exteriors for water damage and proper venting.
  • Prepare HVAC for the transition from heat to AC.
  • Repair/replace lighting to ensure the safety of your family and guests.
  • Scrutinize doors to ensure proper function.
  • Check for trip hazards on walkways.
  • Evaluate step treads.
  • Confirm crawl access is in good working order.
  • Evaluate window caulking.
  • Inspect the roof for loose or damaged shingles.

Contact Tim Wiggins Inspections if you have questions, concerns or no time to inspect your home yourself. We offer pre-sale, repair, warranty and full inspections to assist in the identification of potential issues.

Inspect to protect your investment, health, and family!