The Home Inspector is Coming, What Do I Do?
Preparation will help eliminate problems with the home inspector and take items off the list that really shouldn't be there. Start with this dirty dozen on the preparation list.
- All utilities need to be on even the ones that you don't use out of season. Inspectors don't like having to go to breaker boxes and meter boxes to turn them on.
- Remove the pets during the inspection time. The inspection will go faster and your pets will not get in the way.
- Check all lighting to make sure bulbs are in place and working. It is a common occurrence for an inspector to note that a light doesn't function when all it is could be a is burned out or loose bulb.
- If you know about something that needs repair or replacement, do it before the inspector comes. He is sure to see it and may wonder what else has been neglected.
- Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are target and safety items that get a close look from the home inspector. Make sure you have them in place, up to date batteries and they are working.
- The inspector will look around and under the house. Make sure he can get there. The attic and roof are also on the inspection list. If you have a full garage or basement, clear a path to the breaker box so it can be checked.
- Clean your furnace or install a fresh filter in your HVAC unit. A dirty one will most likely require that the whole unit be inspected and cleaned.
- Tree limbs rubbing against the house or roof be be ticketed items. The inspector doesn't like these and may call for further inspections of the roof that appear worn by the branches.
- Make sure all systems can be evaluated by the inspector. This includes the furnaces, air conditioners, water purifiers, softeners and plumbing systems.
- Appliances that stay with the home will be tested and run. Insure that the dishwasher is empty. Hes will be run it through a cycle. He will check the elements in your oven and all burners on the stove.
- The water heater will be checked to see if it is producing water sufficiently hot. Have you noticed if it is hot enough? Get is fixed if it's not.
- It's pool season so open the pool, have it sparkling clean and in good working order.
- Clean your home before the inspector comes. impressions matter and it will give you a leg up.
These tips will help you prepare for the home inspector's visit. The fewer issues on the list, the better chance the sale will go through.
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