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4 Home Inspection Tips You Shouldn’t Avoid

It doesn’t matter whether you’re planning to sell your home in the next month or you see yourself staying put for the next 25 years, there are a few things you should never avoid. After all, your house is something that requires you to pay attention to it and trust us when we tell you a little maintenance goes a long way. If you notice any of the 4 warning signs below, it’s time to take action right away.


  1. Bulging Washing Machine Hose: the next time you throw in a load of laundry, take some time to inspect the washing machine hose. If you notice bulging anywhere in the line, act fast. That thing could burst any minute and it won’t just be a slow leak. You’ll want to replace those rubber hoses with stainless steel. 
  2. Water Spots Around The Fan: you certainly should have exhaust fans installed in all of your bathrooms, but if you notice water spots around them, that’s a problem. Why? It usually means there’s condensation forming inside the duct and wet, dark places lead to mold.

    It could also mean the roof is leaking or that water is forming somewhere and soaking the drywall or the studs behind it. 
  3. Melting Pieces On The Water Heater: after you’re done reading this, head over to your water heater and check the plastic grommets. If they looked melted in any way, shape or form, it could mean you’re experiencing a backdraft which would be causing deadly carbon monoxide to fill the area.

    This is also a great time to check carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they’re operating properly.  
  4. The Water Meter Just Keeps Running: this is a clear indication that you have a leak. Be sure to turn off all of the faucets and plumbing fixtures and if the meter keeps running, you’ve got a problem on your hands. Call in an experienced plumber right away.

At Levine & Sons, we can handle any job – large of small. Give us a call today at 1-888-LEVINE1 to find out how we can help!

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