For most home sales, the final hurdle that people have to jump over to get the house they have their eye on is the home inspection. It can often have the homeowner as well as the buyer waiting on pins and needles to find out what the results of the inspection are. It can be even more stressful for the homeowner as they are the ones that have to deal with the issues that are found during the inspection. JMark Inspections is here to share some tips to help you home inspection go off without a hitch.
What is the Most Important Thing to Look for in a Home Inspection?
There are several things that will be carefully inspected during your home inspection. In fact, the house will be walked through with a fine-toothed comb. We give the potential buyers a detailed report about things that have been assessed and what our findings are. Here are some of the things that are highlighted.
– Exterior components like porches, sheds, decks and more
– Major appliances
– HVAC system
– Windows & doors
How Do You Not Stress About a Home Inspection?
There are several things that a homeowner can do to help the home inspection go as smooth as possible. Here are some tips to prepare your home for the big day.
– Clear out areas that will need to have access for the inspection. This includes areas like the mechanical room, under sinks, basements and other areas like this. If the inspector can’t get to it, they will have to leave that area blank on the report which is always a big red flag for potential buyers.
– Replace any bulbs that aren’t lit in the house. When you have a dead bulb, it can lead to questions about wiring concerns. If there are wiring concerns, there isn’t a lot you can do about it, but replacing any dead bulbs will help get rid of any questions.
– Trim the trees that are found on the property. You need to have a gap between any trees and the house that are at least 10 feet. When tree limbs are too close to the house, it causes pest problems and concerns.
– Fix any toilets that need it. If there are any issues with any of your toilets, you need to give them the attention they need before the inspection. This is a common area of concern on home inspection reports.
– Clean the roof if needed. Many people don’t know what condition their roof is, but an inspector will be taking a close look at it. Remove any moss or other debris that are blocking any gutters and get your roof ready for the inspection.