A Complete Checklist To Prepare Your Property For A Home Inspection
At VisionQuest Home Inspections, LLC, we understand that a home inspection can be stressful. As a seller, it’s common to be nervous because no one wants to hear that there are problems with their house and, in turn, have to reduce their sales price. However, if you prepare your home effectively, there is a very small chance that an inspection could lower your property value. Also, the faster you improve the look and function of your house, the quicker you can sell it and move into another home.
As experts in property inspections, we’ve created a handy checklist to help you prepare your home with as little stress as possible. It involves taking care of known maintenance problems ahead of time and creating a favorable environment for the home inspector to complete their work. So follow our checklist accurately so that you can get back to the other important things in life.
1. Clean and declutter storage from your attic and around the access points.
2. Make sure to check if heating ducts are connected in the crawl space.
3. Replace batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
4. Replace light bulbs.
5. Leave remotes for garage door, ceiling fans, lights, etc., within reach. Also, ensure keys for gates, outbuildings, and electrical boxes are accessible.
6. Make sure all utilities are on.
7. Take pets with you or contain them in a pet kennel cage.
8. Remove any drain clogs.
9. Make necessary repairs to the property.
10. Don’t leave exposed electrical splices.
11. Make sure the water pressure of fixtures falls within the accepted range.
12. Hot water temperature at fixtures should not exceed one-hundred-and-twenty-five degrees Fahrenheit.
13. Clean air filters.
14. Ensure all built-in appliances operate correctly.
15. Doors must open easily and latch properly when closed; no broken hardware.
16. Ensure the automatic garage doors operate perfectly and stop for obstructions.
17. Test the functionality of all appliances, doors, windows, toilets, light switches, etc.
18. Ensure that downspouts are correctly diverting water away from the building.
19. Replace torn screens and cracked windows.
20. Trim trees that are near or hanging over the roofline.
If you have any concerns on how to prepare your home for an inspection or you’re looking for an experienced home inspector, reach out to the experts at VisionQuest Home Inspections, LLC serving in Hiram, Georgia. We have decades of experience in the home inspection industry and are known for our speed and flexibility. We’re detail-oriented and focus on providing customers with a comprehensive report about a property so they can make an informed decision.
Our home inspection services include general home inspection, home health checkup, pre-listing home inspection, eleven-month warranty home inspection, condition check inspection, radon testing, and termite inspection or letter.