You might be searching for the home of your dreams. There are a few key features you need to keep in mind during your hunt. They ensure that your ideal house can stay well-maintained so you and your family can enjoy it for years to come.
Insulation is often tricky to install. You want to make sure that the builders got it right the first time. Learn how to check its status. The easiest way is with a “touch test.” The interior of your home should feel warm and dry. You can keep track of temperature changes. If individual rooms are hotter than others, it is a sign of inconsistent insulation. Conduct a more thorough search using the electrical box. Carefully remove the box with a screwdriver. You should be able to see if there is fiberglass insulation packed into the surrounding area. Baseboards are another insulation-check method. Pry back the baseboard with pliers.
It doesn’t just mean the latest smart refrigerator. An adequately wired home reduces fire hazards. Be warned that it is much more dangerous to assess wiring than insulation. It is a task best left to professional electrical services. That said, you can do a basic check beforehand. Watch for flickering lights or loosely-connected outlets. An even more obvious sign is wired that is exposed.
Water pressure is a common plumbing issue. It most commonly occurs at sinks and faucets. It is an aerator problem. The aerator might be affected by calcium deposits. Debris buildup contributes to other plumbing concerns. You will likely notice this with sinks or tubs that don’t train properly. Hair and other junk can easily get caught in the pipes. Use a plumber’s snake or lift the sink’s pop-up to clean it.
A Secure Foundation
Cosmetic aspects in a home are an individual preference, but even those preferences should be executed appropriately. Peeling paint and broken windows are a sure sign of further structural issues. Your home should have structurally sound foundation walls, rafters, and headers for your windows and doors. You can sometimes tell when the construction is faulty, but a home inspector can help call out these issues in greater detail.
Peace of mind with your house’s features makes it a home. Get all of its inner workings examined before you unwittingly sign up for a significant renovation project.