Should Sellers Get A Home Inspection

A home inspector’s report will review the condition of the home’s heating system, plumbing, electrical system and central air conditioning system (temperature permitting), as well as the roof, attic, visible insulation, walls, ceilings, floors, windows, doors, foundation, basement, crawl space, drainage, landscaping, and visible structure.

10 Ways to Prepare for a Home Inspection:

1) Clean out dirty gutters or debris from your roof.

2) Divert all water away from the house (for example, downspouts, sump pump discharge, condensation drain, etc.). Clean out basement entry drains.

3) Clean or replace HVAC filter.

4) Remove or grade mulch away from contact with siding (preferable 6-8 inches of clearance).

5) Paint all weathered exterior wood and caulk around trim, chimneys, windows and doors.

6) Make sure all windows and doors are in proper operating condition; replace cracked windows.

7) Replace burned out light bulbs.

8) Make sure plumbing fixtures (toilet, tub showers, sinks) are in proper working order (repair leaks).

9) Caulk all exterior wall penetrations.

10) Provide clear access to the attic, crawlspace, heat systems, garage and other areas that will need to be inspected.

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