Secrets from a Home Inspector (Part Two) - Parker & Sons

Home inspectors are rigorously trained professionals with a keen eye for details. They are capable of catching small issues that have the potential to develop into major disasters. Not only will this save you a massive headache, but it could also save you thousands of dollars. In our last blog, we began sharing with you a few home inspector secrets. Keying in on these potential problems areas can keep you ahead of the game when it comes to home repairs, and sometimes the fixes you need to make are quick and easy! Let’s get into part two.

  1. Spinning Water Meter

All homes have a water meter that tracks how much water passes from the municipal water source into the home. Basically, it just tracks how much water your home is using. Using water costs money, so it is a good idea to keep an eye on your water meter. Before you go outside to take a gander, make sure no water is actively running in our home. That should cause the numbers of on the water meter to stop going up. If all water fixtures in your home are turned off but the water meter won’t stop running, that means you probably have leaks somewhere in your plumbing system. This means it is time to call a professional plumber.

  1. Battery Check

Finally, we come to a rather simple issue. Just because it is simple though, doesn’t mean it isn’t important. For the safety of you and your family, regularly check and replace the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Keep extra batteries stores somewhere around the house in case one of the detectors runs out. Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors save lives! Don’t leave you and your family at risk.

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