5 Tips on How to Pass a Home Inspection

Are you looking to make sure your home inspection goes smoothly?

When is the best time to prepare your home for inspection? The answer to that question is to prepare now if you are going to be selling your home.

Today, we would like to share with you a few tips to help your home pass inspection. While there are a number of areas where the inspectors will look for physical problems, the following are a few of the more common ones. We have included a few tips as well for passing your home inspection with ease.

  1. Plumbing
    This is one of the first things that inspectors look for when inspecting homes. According to Inspectionnews.com, inspectors are looking for 2 mains things when it comes to the plumbing, leaking and clogging.
  2. Get Rid of the Clutter
    If you are looking to sell your home, at some point you need to get rid of the clutter. That means putting away personal pictures, but it also means making sure the inspector has room to assess your plumbing, electrical panels, heating and cooling systems. The last thing any inspector wants to do is to have to move the homeowner’s personal items to do their job.
  3. Basement and Attics
    Another to-do on the inspector’s list is to check if the basement and attic are damp or even wet. A few of the things the inspector will be looking for is whether or not you store your own boxes on the floor of your attic or basement. Another is if there is a powdery white mineral a few inches from the floor on the walls.
  4. Electrical and Wiring
    Once the inspector checks the basement and the plumbing, it may be time to check the wiring and electrical of your home. The inspector will be examining the wires to make sure that they are copper or aluminum. The inspector will also check your electrical panel and circuit board.
  5. Roof
    Your roof will be included in the home inspection. According to Coldwellbanker.com, “A home inspection will check for weak or missing shingles and make an assessment regarding the quality of the roof. If any poor shingles are spotted, an inspector might check underneath to see if the building materials are damaged or rotten.”

One of the best things to do before a home inspection is to give your home a good cleaning. Make sure to clean the baseboards and every corner. Make it a point to empty out your appliances and be sure that there is clear access to the basement and attic.

Give your home its best chance of passing the inspection by making the inspector’s job as easy as possible.

Are you considering selling your home?

If you are considering selling your home and have additional questions about home inspections and how you can prepare for one, please give our office a call. We would be happy to answer your questions and honored to help you put your home on the market.