Recently I decided to have a professional building inspection performed on my own home – just so that if there is a problem, I can address it before it gets any worse (and more expensive!) It is often a good idea to have a building inspection done for yourself whether you plan on selling soon, or even if this is your forever home. You can learn a lot about potential problems or hazards and/or prepare yourself for what a buyer might want to have addressed before a sale.
So as a result of the inspection, I learned that most things that came up were minor at my home and can be fixed over time, but there was one problem discovered, that much to my dismay is going to cost me a bundle!
I feel the need to blog about this so perhaps all of my readers will run outside RIGHT NOW and check out there own homes to stop this from happening to them!
It turns out that when my landscaper installed my new sprinkler system, he didn't think to check the heads to ensure that they do not spray the lower parts of the house. As a result, every time my sprinklers have run in the last few years, they have soaked and rotted my sills and piers which now need to be replaced and will likely cost me upwards of $15,000.00!
This is such an easy fix if you can catch it in time. Just put on the system and watch to see if you need to pull up the heads and move them away from the house, or simply change the direction to spray away.
So, PLEASE learn from this and prevent this from happening to you! Put on your bathing suit, run outside, and check your sprinkler heads right now!!