April is observed as National Home Inspection Month, as it’s the perfect time for a home inspection. Whether you’re seeking to take advantage of spring’s seller’s market, you’re looking to buy or rent, or you’re simply adding a home inspection to your spring-cleaning checklist, it’s important that you seek the assistance of a certified home inspector. Allow us to tell you about all the benefits of scheduling a home inspection during National Home Inspection Month.
Spring is the Best Time to Sell
The beginning of May is the best time to sell, according to an analysis performed by Zillow. By the end of April, most people have received their tax returns and there isn’t the pressure of any looming holidays to rush buyers. Therefore, April is the time both buyers and sellers should start researching home inspectors. When you’re making a financial investment as significant as buying or selling a home, you must allow enough time to hire an experienced home inspector.
April Brings Spring Floods
April showers bring more than May flowers; they also increase the chance of spring floods. When you hire an inspector, they will look for issues that can result in flooding, including:
- Structural problems: An inspector will look for busted shingles, warped windowpane, or cracks in the foundation, as they can allow moisture to seep into the home.
- Graded slope: An inspector will ensure that the soil is graded to slope away from the home, as soil that slopes toward the house can trap water against the foundation, causing damage.
- Signs of water leakage: Stains on the walls or ceiling, bubbling paint or wallpaper, and mold are signs of a moisture buildup and leakage.
Pools Are Open
If you’re aiming to buy or sell a home with a pool, April is a great time for your home inspection, as many are opening their pools in preparation for the warmer weather. It will be easier for a home inspector to spot flaws in the equipment – such as the heater, lighting, filter, and pump – when the pool is fully operating. Since a pool inspection is mostly visual – as nothing can be taken apart in the process – it’s better to inspect the equipment in action.
Though there’s never a wrong time for a home inspection, April proves to be an ideal time to celebrate National Home Inspection Month. At Homeinex Corporation, we have the certification required to inspect all aspects of a home, including pools. If you’re interested in buying or selling property, be sure to contact us today to schedule your home inspection.