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"Tom provided an excellent inspection for our recent home purchase.  He took the time to personally go over all issues he had concern about including a thorough report w/pictures the same day.  I highly recommend Tom!"                  Tina, Beaverton

"One of the best prices around town for a home inspection.  Tom gave excellent recommendations with on the spot pictures and repair suggestions followed by a comprehensive report that day.  I will not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone that needs a home inspection."                            Derek, Portland

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MAINTENANCE TIPS


 

Spring Maintenance

Outdoor

  Check all weather stripping and caulking around windows and doors, especially if you have air-conditioning.
  Check outside of house for cracked or peeling paint. Caulk and repaint as necessary.
  Remove, clean, and store storm windows (if removable).
  Check all door and window screens. Patch or replace as needed. Put screens up (if removable type).

Indoor

  Replace filters on air-conditioners.
  Check and clean dryer vent, stove hood, and room fans. Change or clean filters on furnace.
  Check door seals on refrigerator and freezer. Vacuum refrigerator coils.
  Clean fireplace. Leave damper open in summer for improved ventilation if home is not air-conditioned.
  Check basement wall and floors for dampness. If moist, remedy as appropriate.
  Clean dehumidifier according to manufacturer's instructions.
  Check for leaky faucets. Replace washers as necessary.
  Check attic for proper ventilation. Open vents.
 

Clean drapes and blinds. Repair as needed.

 

Fall Maintenance

 

Outdoor

  Check all weather stripping and caulking around windows and doors. Replace or repair as needed.
  Check for cracks and holes in house siding. Fill with caulking as necessary.
  Remove window air-conditioners, or put weatherproof covers on them.
  Take down screens (if removable type). Clean and store.
  Check storm windows and doors. Clean and repair as needed. Put back up (if removable type).
  Drain outside faucets (cold climate areas).
  Clean gutters and drain pipes so that leaves won't clog them.
  Check roof for leaks. Repair as necessary.
  Check flashing around vents, skylights, and chimneys for leaks.
  Check chimney for damaged chimney caps and loose or missing mortar. Is it time for a professional chimney cleaning?
  Check chimney flue. Clear obstructions. Make sure damper closes tightly.
  Lubricate door hinges and locksets with a light oil.

Indoor

  Check insulation wherever possible. Replace or add as necessary.
  Have heating system and heat pump serviced. Change filters.
  Check and clean humidifier in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.
  Drain hot water heater. Remove sediment from bottom of tank.
  Vacuum refrigerator coils.
  Clean fireplace.

Tom Island

Certified Home Inspector

 

OCHI #1075

CCB #165898

 

Tel: 503.730.9494

 

portlandinspector@gmail.com

 

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