Your Post-Holiday Home Maintenance Guide
The holiday season is over. The guests have gone home and you’re settling back into your routine. How’s your house doing? It’s normal to have some holiday clutter left over after the new year rolls around, but other issues might require some investigation. Did your houseful of relatives leave you with clogged plumbing or a damaged thermostat? Did their rough treatment leave your wall sockets loose? Now is the time 1st Choice Inspection Services in Haslet recommends taking a good look at your home, assessing its condition, and making the necessary repairs to keep you and your loved ones safe all year long.
Check the Plumbing
Plumbing issues are a common post-holiday complaint. When your house overflows with friends and family, your toilet might overflow, too – especially if you live in an older house with deteriorating pipes. A clogged toilet could lead to cracks and leaks in the plumbing system, which could cause foundation problems and other costly headaches down the road.
For your part, take note if you notice anything unusual about your toilet. Is it slow to drain? Do you have to flush it more than once? Does it run or gurgle in between flushes? These are signs that something isn’t right. It’s impossible to know the condition of your pipes without a professional plumbing inspection, so don’t hesitate to call our team at the first sign of trouble!
Inspect Your Thermostat
Holidays are hard on HVAC systems. When it’s cold outside, we crank up the heat to stay cozy. When lots of people gather in a house and bake holiday goodies, the temperature rises, and we overtax our air conditioners to stay comfortable. Guests and children are also known to fiddle with the thermostat settings.
If your thermostat or HVAC isn’t performing well, it could need an inspection. Your unit could be dirty, frozen up, or simply old and in need of repair or replacement. Let our experienced team check your system and identify the problem for you.
Watch Out for Leaks
Roof leaks can occur after the temperature changes from cold to warm and back again like it tends to do here in North Texas. Drips are an obvious sign of a roof leak, but many leaks go undetected until they’ve begun to damage the deeper structures of the roof and ceiling. When water and moisture seep into the walls of your home, they can cause bubbling paint, cracks, and eventual mold growth.
The safest bet is to have a professional roof inspection by a trusted home inspection company. 1st Choice Inspection Services has been keeping homes and roofs safe for decades. We are licensed, insured, and trusted by thousands of clients across the DFW Metroplex.
Call in a Professional
Nothing beats a thorough home inspection by an experienced pro. When you schedule an inspection with our team, we check every detail of your home from top to bottom. Our findings are documented with photos and video so we can show you exactly what we discovered. We believe everyone deserves to be safe and comfortable in their home, so we provide the very best inspections at an affordable price.
We are certified by the American Home Inspectors Training (AHIT). Our inspectors are licensed through the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) and certified through the National Association of Wastewater Transporters (NAWT). With a combined total of 30 years of experience in home inspections and backgrounds in construction, our team is highly skilled and qualified to give your home a clean bill of health.
1st Choice: Your Best Choice for Home Inspections and Maintenance Tips
Don’t trust your home’s safety to anyone but the best! Get your post-holiday home inspection from 1st Choice Inspection Services – your best choice for home safety in Dallas, Fort Worth, Haslet, and the entire DFW area. Contact us today by phone or use our website to schedule a quote!