Sellers often ask how to properly prepare Windsor homes for a home inspection. Is there anything they can do to make sure the visit goes smoothly and hopefully, get a good report? There are several things you can do to start the process off on the right foot:
1. Clean Property: While obvious, you would be surprised at how often this does not happen. By simply cleaning and caring for your home, you are giving the impression that you take pride in your property.
2. Be On Time: In fact, if anything, be early. Inspectors are rarely late as they have a schedule to keep. Windsor homes should always be prepared for the arrival of the inspector.
3. Leave Utilities Connected: This is especially true if a home is vacant. An inspector will want to turn on a stove, water, check electricity, etc. If your utilities are off, then he can’t do his job and his visit will need to be rescheduled.
4. Create Room To Work: If you have items stacked around a furnace or if a water heater is difficult to get to, create a path so valuable time is not wasted.
5. Make Sure Pilot Lights Are On: Some inspectors are prohibited from lighting themselves, so make sure this is ready to go. If an inspector can’t check out a water heater or gas stove because of this, then the inspection cannot be completed.
6. Have Easy Access to Garage, Basement And Attic: This is usually a no brainer, but if an inspector can’t get to your basement, then he needs to come back. This costs both valuable time and money. Make it easy.
7. Have Repair Paperwork Available: If you have had repairs, make sure you provide the correct paperwork to the inspector. If you had a plumbing problem for example, find the documents so the inspector will take note.