Outside, walk around the home for an exterior view of siding, windows, roofing, gutters, landscaping, sprinkler systems, and everything else that makes up the house and yard.
Be sure to check for things like mold, water leakage, sump pump function, abnormal water pudding, and the presence of termites. Inspect your hot water heater, and drain it regularly to avoid sediment build-up.
All good home maintenance starts with one thing – a regular walk-through. At least once per season, get in the habit of walking through your home and inspecting and taking notice of everything.
Look at the walls, ceiling, flooring, doors, plumbing, windows, fixtures, and all other components of your home and check for cracks, test the function, notice abnormal wear, etc.