4 Ways to Prepare Your House for An Inspection

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Are you planning to sell your house? Then, one of the most important things to keep in mind is to get a home inspection conducted to ensure that every aspect of the house is secured and fully ready for sale. No home is perfect and having a pre-listing inspection will allow you to see your home from the buyer’s perspective.

Hire a professional Memphis Home Inspector for the process. They will conduct a thorough and objective assessment of the property condition and list the issues that need to be fixed by the seller before listing the house for sale. Follow these steps to make things easier and prepare the house for inspection.

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How do you prepare your house for inspection?

Make sure all areas are tidy and accessible

Setting the stage for a successful home inspection starts with a property that is easily accessed and orderly.  Replace blown lightbulbs, and test all smoke detectors to make sure they are operating properly.  Clean or replace HVAC filters.  Please make sure your oven and stovetop are clean so they can be tested without setting off the smoke alarm. Outside you should clean your gutters and trim trees and shrubs Have clear access to the electrical panel, water heaters, attic, crawlspace, heating system, garage, and garage GFCIs and other areas that will need to be inspected.

Check and fix the broken items

If you have a leaky faucet, broken windows, door frames, or a damaged roof, before calling the home inspector, it is necessary to call a company to fix them. If something is not working properly- leave a note for the inspector- don’t try to hide it as it will just cause concern for the Buyer.

Allow the home inspector privacy

The home inspection process might take a couple of hours. It would be best if you allowed the home inspector some private time within the premises. Please also arrange to secure any pets who live in the home. This will help you to get the right and unbiased report from the inspector. The home inspector will also check the electrical components and connections. Be sure that they are all fully functional before venturing into the inspection process.

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Schedule a pre-inspection

If you want a positive result, you can always get a pre-inspection schedule that will help you to get an idea of the types of things a home inspector checks. You’ll also get a list of the things that need fixing in your house. Pre-inspection is also like an examination preparation for you; hence, you’ll not be surprised by the outcome of the final inspection process.

At BPG Inspections, we offer all types of home inspections. For the best Memphis Home Inspectors, contact us.