Maintaining your home is a vital part of home ownership. It is easy to wait until something goes wrong to fix it, but waiting can cause you to spend a much larger amount of money than if the problem was addressed at an early stage. A yearly DIY home inspection may help cut down of repair costs and keep your home safe. Just a few things to check while doing a home inspection are: Electrical wires, keeping trees away from live wires will increase safety around your home. Also, check break boxes and fuses. Look for outdoor hazards like uneven paths, or driveways. Examine your roof, porches, gutters, and siding. You’ll also want to inspect all plumbing and pipes in your home for leaks and water pressure. And finally, if you have a septic tank you should do regular examinations to be sure it is working properly. More here