Heating and Cooling
Garage roofs should be checked for wear. The structure should be inspected for evidence of movement. Wooden components should be investigated for evidence of rot or insect infestation. Note paint condition. Wood should be painted or stained as required. Floor drains should be cleared and tested.
Automatic garage door openers should be tested monthly and adjusted to reverse in the event of an emergency.
Driveways and Sidewalks:
Driveways and sidewalks should be checked for cracks and deterioration. Settling which will result in surface water run off towards the house should be corrected as should uneven sections which pose a safety hazard to pedestrians.
Retaining Walls and Fences:
Wooden retaining walls and fences should be checked for rot and insect infestation. Note paint condition. Fences should be painted or stained as required. Retaining walls should be checked for evidence of movement.
Porches and Decks:
Wooden components should be checked for rot and insect infestation. Note paint condition. Wood should be painted or stained as required. Steps and railings should be secure.
RoadRunner Inspection Service has provided the above information in an attempt to inform new home owners about general home maintenance. The maintenance suggestions listed above are by no means comprehensive and inclusive of all items that need maintenance in a home. These statements above are only a compilation of maintenance suggestions based on our experience in the business of Real Estate property management, ownership and renovation.