Tuesday, November 10, 2015

How to Best Prepare Your Home for Examination by a Home Inspector (part 2 of 2)


Take note that even the slightest problems that may be gleaned from the inspection, be it a defective doorknob, faucets, handles and other interior set-up.

This is also the same with major repairs for problems with the roof, ceiling, attic and basement, among others.

Make sure to thoroughly clean the house before the home inspector arrives. Cleaning the house will entail lesser time for inspection since the inspector will no longer have to clear an area of dust or other household obstructions that could not only hamper the inspector’s work, but will also create an impression that an unkempt house is reflective of the customer’s attitude and behavior.

Also have the home ready on time, so as much as possible, make sure to be ready for the home inspector’s arrival to conduct the examination. Ideally, try to allow at least 30 minutes before the agreed appointment time.
A home inspector’s time is also important for them, so make it a point to make sure that every minute counts.

If one needs to go someplace else important while an inspection is going on, try to leave the keys of locked areas or doors.
You could either arrange the keys in a conspicuous place or formally endorse the keys they may need to gain access into all possible areas in the house.

Also, try and make sure that all basic utilities are functioning properly and properly connected. Setting off may cause confusion with the home inspector so make it a point to also have anything handy for the inspector to use or check.

So these are the basic things a homeowner may need to bear in mind and how to best prepare your home for examination by a home inspector.

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