Simple Money Saving Home Maintenance Tips in Forsyth, GA for New Homeowners

The knowledgeable home inspectors at Lifeline Home Inspections have extensive experience when it comes to inspecting homes in the entire Greater Atlanta, Georgia area. In fact, we can get a feel for the home and begin to draw a conclusion within the first few minutes of an inspection beginning. Many of the things that we have found during our inspections can be avoided with regularly scheduled maintenance of the components within your home.

Interior Home Inspection Checklist of Strange House Noises

The experts at Lifeline Home Inspections recommend taking the time to care for your investment. At least once in a six month period, walk around the interior of your home and take the time to listen carefully. You might be surprised at what you find.
Sound of Constantly Running Water in House: If you hear the sound of running water coming from your toilet it is probably caused by one of three factors: a high water level, a worn flapper or a worn valve. If the water level is set too high you will see water pouring over the top of the spill tube. An easy fix is to adjust the float to shut of the water before it goes over the top of the tube. If you can still hear the sound of trickling water even when the valve has stopped, the valve on your flapper may be worn out allowing for a constant flow of water. This constant flow can deteriorate the wax seal under the toilet and hit you in the pocket costing you extra cash paying for water that is literally being flushed down the drain. A flapper is inexpensive and easy to replace. The experts at Lifeline Home Inspections recommend replacing all the flappers in all of the toilets in your home at the same time. If you continue to hear the sound of running water even after adjusting the water level and changing the flapper, it could mean that your valve is going bad or your water pressure is too high. We recommend flushing your toilet and paying attention to the flow of water. If the water is spraying really hard, contact your plumber to get the malfunctioning parts repaired or replaced. If your water heater is more than 10 years old, makes popping or gurgling noises when the water is heating up, you may want to think about a professional repair or replacement. If you elect to replace your heater with a new one, a good rule of thumb is to completely flush your water heater on an annual basis to prevent unwanted sediment settling at the bottom of the tank.
Buzzing Sound from Electrical Breaker Box: Another item on your self-check list is your electrical panel. A buzzing sound from the circuit breaker or panel could indicate a loose or damaged wire, or that a particular circuit breaker is “bad” and not tripping when it should. If you are concerned about your electrical system, it is always best to call an electrician for assistance. One thing you can safely do at home is check your GFCI receptacles. These receptacles have a built in test switch. If they do not trip or reset themselves they will need to be replaced as soon as possible.

Home Inspection Services in Fulton, Spalding, Coweta, Douglas, Pike, Upson & Fayette County, GA

Although there are numerous other items that need to be checked such as the roof, windows, HVAC system and major appliances, the staff at Lifeline Home Inspections find that plumbing and electric issues cause the majority of problems within a home. Contact the skilled customer service professionals at Lifeline Home Inspections today and ask about our comprehensive preventative maintenance inspections for homeowners. Our routine scheduled inspections will ensure that all the areas in your home are operating efficiently saving you the potential cost of unexpected repairs or replacement.