There is always a certain amount of anxiety that comes with a home inspection. This is especially true if there is a sale that is riding on the results of your home inspection. There are several different ways that you can get ready for your home inspection. This can help to ensure that everything goes smooth and increase your chances of finding no major issues in the inspection process. JMark Inspections is here to share some tips to make sure you are ready when your home inspector shows up to complete an inspection.
Clear Any Clutter Before a Home Inspection
A home inspector needs to be able to freely get around the property. If there is clutter that is in the way, this will be a red flag for inspectors. It makes it look like there may be a reason that you aren’t allowing them clear access to certain areas in your home.
Before a Home Inspection Check the Roof
The roof is a major part of any home inspection. This can be a costly concern when your inspection comes back with the recommendation for a new roof. Get up there prior to your home inspection and look for any look or missing shingles that need to be replaced. Clear the gutters and clean things up, up there.
Replace Burnt Out Light Bulbs Before a Home Inspection
When a home inspector sees burnt out light bulbs it will tell him one of two things: the light bulb simply needs to be replaced, or there are some electrical issues that need to be addressed. You don’t want to have this question in the back of the inspector’s mind. If you have a light bulb that’s burnt out, replace it prior to the home inspection.
Prepare for a Home Inspection By Checking the Toilets
There are small toilet problems that you can live with and not even realize there’s an issue there. If you have any toilets that are running, it is important that you fix them. This is an inexpensive repair that will pay off in the end.
Ensure Fuse Box is Properly Labeled Before a Home Inspection
A fuse box that is difficult to read is frustrating for homeowners, but it is also frustrating for home inspectors. If you have labels that are looking worn or have always been difficult to read, you should replace these labels before the inspection takes place. Make sure the labels are in their rightful place.
Prior to a Home Inspection Look for Leaks
Another big part of a home inspection is looking for leaks or any sign that there is any water damage anywhere in the house. Before the inspector comes, check under all the sinks in the house, under and around any appliances or around your faucets for signs of leaking. When looking for leaks, don’t forget to check the outside of your home for leaks as well.