Maximizing Your Home’s Value: Three Tips to Prepare for a Home Inspection

ATLANTA/ July 25, 2018 (STL.News) — Assured Comfort Heating, Air & Plumbing, a leading home service company serving the greater Atlanta area, is offering home inspection preparation tips to local residents ready to place their homes on the market.
“Real estate tends to spike between June and August, and it’s a good season to sell if you’re in transition,” said Jerry Hall, owner of Assured Comfort Heating, Air & Plumbing. “A bad home inspection can be devastating to your home’s value, so it’s imperative to take the necessary steps to prepare.”
Assured Comfort Heating, Air & Plumbing offers the following tips to prepare for a home inspection:
Check for and repair any leaks. According to the EPA, the average household wastes more than 10,000 gallons of water of a year due to leaks. An easy way to test for a leak is to plan a two-hour period when no water will be used and then examine the water meter at the beginning and end of the period. If it changed, the presence of a leak is likely. All faucets, indoor and outdoor, should be tested for proper water pressure, and crawlspaces and basements should be inspected for signs of water. Leaks can lead to property damage such as sagging floors and encourage the growth of mold, leading to poor and unhealthy indoor air quality.
Assess the condition of the water heater. A water heater should deliver hot water efficiently. One major issue to look for that can reduce efficiency is the presence of corrosion or scale on the heating element. Their presence can severely impact the effectiveness of the heating element, and severe corrosion may necessitate replacement. Opting to fully replace an aging unit, especially one 8-12 years of age, with a newer, more efficient model can add value to the home.
Schedule tune-ups for both the air conditioner and furnace. Both the heating and cooling systems in the home need to be serviced prior to a home inspection, and if they haven’t been serviced on an annual basis, there is even a good chance that any existing manufacturer’s warranties have been rendered void. Professional tune-ups typically involve cleaning the systems, changing filters, lubricating mechanical parts and checking safety points such as flues.
For more information about how best to prepare your house to receive the best return on your investment, please call (770) 872-4168 or visit
About Assured Comfort Heating, Air & Plumbing

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Assured Comfort is an A+ Better Business Bureau accredited home service company offering residential and commercial services to the greater Atlanta area. With a five-star average rating from more than 500 reviews on Customer Lobby, Assured Comfort takes customer service seriously. Veteran owned, the company strives to make every community it serves better and enrich the lives of military families and children in local school systems. Assured Comfort partners annually with Fostering Faith, SafePath, Soldiers’ Angels and Kate’s Club. Assured Comfort also works with the Douglas, Paulding and Cobb County School Systems on a monthly basis. For more information, visit

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