What to Inspect During a Damage Inspection

Over time, your home takes on a lot of wear and tear due to Mother Nature. These natural elements can sometimes be too much for your home to withstand and cause it to eventually deteriorate or even break down. As a homeowner, do you know what to inspect after your home takes on damages? Continue reading on our blog to learn what to inspect during a damage inspection.

Inspect the Exterior

The exterior of your home is probably the one component that takes on the most damage, and that is because it is the first line of protection. It keeps you and your family dry, cozy, and any creepy crawlers from sneaking in. After any type of storm, you should immediately go and safely inspect your home’s exterior. Here are the areas that you need to inspect for damages on the outside:

  • The foundation – check for cracks or settling
  • Your garage or carport – ensure it opens and closes, check the framing
  • The exterior walls – look for cracks or missing siding

HVAC Inspection

The last thing you want to worry about as a homeowner is your home not being properly cooled or warm, it is important that your HVAC system is assessed for damages after a storm. When checking your HVAC system make sure you know where your air ducts are in your home. This will ensure that everything is flowing efficiently. After locating the air ducts, change the temperature of your thermostat from the current temperature and leave it running for 10 minutes to see if there was a change. An important thing to remember when inspecting is to take notice of any smells. If there are strange smells, then there could potentially be mold or a toxic substance.

Water Damage Inspection

Water is one of the most vital things to a home, but it can also be one of the biggest threats as well. When checking for issues, water damage is something to look for. Check for leaks in your pipes, leaks from your ceiling, and flooding in your basement. Serious water damage can also cause mold growth that could threaten your or your loved ones. Checking your drainage system is also important as you always want water to flow away from your home, not towards it.

Inspect Your Roof

The roof of your home takes on a lot of damages from the natural elements, which is why you should be inspecting that area after a storm. A common issue that homes face is a leaky roof. When checking the roof of your home, here’s what you should be looking for:

  • Missing shingles
  • Loss of texture to your shingles
  • Damaged shingles
  • Algae or moss

Contact Superior Builders, Inc.

At Superior Builders Inc., we take pride in our work, and we ensure you’ll see our commitment to customer service and satisfaction through unparalleled craftmanship and professionalism. If you need an inspection after a storm or incident, we will send one of our trusted professionals to help get your home back to top-notch shape. Contact us today!