As your trusted local home inspection company Home Inspector Albuquerque we are always striving to add value to our homeowners. We encounter many questions about a variety of home maintenance topics when we are out in the field and often times we find there are some very practical solutions that many homeowners may not be aware of. As a homeowner you will be tasked at times with minor and major problems that can be addressed if you are outfitted with the right tools for the job at hand. As your local home inspection company it is our duty to help inform you of the tools we think are necessary for every homeowner to have.
For obvious reasons it is imperative for homeowners to own a plunger. You will encounter a clogged sink or toilet at some point. Having this simple and effective tool on hand will help you to remedy the situation quickly and relatively cleanly. Home Inspector Albuquerque recommends having two plungers available, one for the sink and one for the toilet.
As a homeowner you will also become the default home inspector for the exterior home inspection and the interior home inspection of your home as well. Being informed of your home’s current condition helps in maintaining any of the systems that may need your attention. That is why the next necessary tool to own is a ladder or ladders. You will need a ladder to access the roof, and you may also need a different ladder variety for different tasks. An extension ladder is the appropriate tool to access the roof to perform any type of roof inspection or to perform any necessary maintenance tasks. A folding ladder that is the appropriate height to reach light fixtures to change out spent light bulbs is also highly recommended.
You will also need a good combination wrench set, adjustable wrench, screwdriver set, ratchet set, claw hammer, adjustable pliers, tape measure, torpedo level and a hacksaw. Home Inspector Albuquerque recommends these essential tools for all types of around the home usage. From hanging artwork on the walls to closing stuck valves or tightening the bolts on a bicycle these tools are absolutely necessary to own.
Having a good caulking gun can prove to be a useful and also a frequent tool to be used at your disposal. Caulking can be used to seal up gaps, cracks in structures or in certain plumbing fixtures or piping. A proper bead of caulking can help to reduce noise and also help to keep the house’s windows insulated while keeping out cool or hot air. There are also certain types of adhesives and or roofing repair materials that can be applied with a caulking gun such as liquid nails or roofing tar for sealing the flashing around the vent stack penetration points.
A good home inspector will have multiple flashlights on hand. A good rule of thumb is for the homeowner to have at least three flashlights on hand and to know where they are at all the time. They should be ready for use at a moments notice as you may experience a power outage in the middle of the night and you will need a reliable source of light to see what you are doing.
Always have an updated first aid kit available. Accidents happen all the time and being caught unprepared at a crucial moment can be dangerous. These tips may seem very common sense in their presentation. However I have been on many different types of home inspections when a home owner has disclosed to me that they are either lacking the necessary tools to perform a basic repair or the knowledge to do it right. At home inspector Albuquerque we are always concerned about our and your safety. Having the right tools for the job makes the performing the appropriate task safe and easy.
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