Home Health Tips

The following are a few helpful home inspection items you can do to help keep your home in the best shape possible.

January

  • Heating/Cooling system - Review your service; clean up debris from around your outside unit, do not forget to change your filters
  • Garage Door - Check for any loose parts
  • Electrical Panel - Look for triped breakes (if any, make note and call an electrician)

March

  • Caulking - Check doors and windows
  • Roofing/gutters/downspouts/drains - Clean leaves and other debris
  • Electrical outlets - Make sure you are not overloading outlets
  • Tile grout - Inspect the grout lines of your tiles
  • Fire system/smoke alarms - Make sure you have properly working smoke detectors
  • Out buildings/sheds
  • Fencing - Replace broken fence panels
  • Siding - Check for damged siding and have it replaced
  • Windows - Check for leaky or broken windows
  • Attic ventilation
  • Foundation - Check for movement and cracks
  • Balconies/porches/decks

June

  • Heating/Cooling system - Review your service; clean up debris from around your outside unit, do not forget to change your filters
  • Garage Door - Check for any loose parts
  • Electrical Panel - Look for triped breakes (if any, make note and call an electrician)
  • Water heater safety valve/drain tank
  • Septic tank level
  • Plumbing system/fixtures/connections - Check for leaks or signs of plumbing failure
  • Shutter/Storm Doors - June starts Hurricane season in Louisiana
  • Fireplace/Chimney - Clean and service
  • Weather stripping - Check for cracks and air leaks

October

  • Caulking - Check doors and windows
  • Roofing/gutters/downspouts/drains - Clean leaves and other debris
  • Electrical outlets - Make sure you are not overloading outlets
  • Tile grout - Inspect the grout lines of your tiles
  • Fire system/smoke alarms - Make sure you have properly working smoke detectors
  • Siding - Check for damged siding and have it replaced
  • Windows - Check for leaky or broken windows