If you are about to have your home inspected, there are a few things that you can do ahead of time that will help to guarantee a smooth and thorough inspection. Here are a few suggestions to help you have a positive home inspection experience:
Complete your essential home repair and maintenance jobs before scheduling your home inspection. It’s only natural to want to fix up your home a little before putting it on the market, having these tasks completed before the inspection will mean a better home inspection report. Make sure to check that all smoke detectors and Co2 alarms are also working properly, as seemingly small items like these will be listed on the report as defective if they are not working correctly.
To perform a thorough inspection, the home inspector will need access to areas of the house that are not usually entered, like the attic and crawlspaces, etc. However, if these areas are inaccessible due to various obstructions or lack of a clear pathway, the inspector will be able to check those areas. So, it is a good idea to clear these spaces before inspection day. Also, don’t forget to unlock doors and gates, as the inspector may need to go through them.
Lastly, many households have pets. While they are beloved members of the family, they can often become a little protective of their home when someone new enters – this can put the home inspector in danger. To avoid these types of issues, it may be best to keep your pets away from the property on the day of inspection or keep them in a secured area – this way you will guarantee a successful home inspection.