What to expect when you're inspecting

A basement cannot be inspected if the inspector can't get in.

Pre-planning

It's a good idea to have your realtor communicate with the property owner ahead of the inspection. 

  • I'VE GOT THE POWER: Find out if the home has water, gas, and electricity on.
  • LET ME IN: Make sure there is good, safe access to areas such the crawlspace, basement, attic, roof, access panels, etc. The inspector cannot move the owner's furniture or personal items, so it's a good idea to make sure they clear these areas beforehand. 
  • WOOF WOOF: Although we love pets, it's safer for everyone if they are locked up or out of the house for the inspection timeframe.
  • CHECK ONE, TWO: Have the owner check for some simple issues that can cause a misleading flag on the inspection report.
    • Make sure all pilot lights are on
    • Replace burnt-out lightbulbs
    • Check batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, security systems, or emergency lighting
    • Empty the washer, dryer, and dishwasher


If you can attend the inspection, you should!

During the inspection

The inspection is a great time to get to know the home and the systems within it. Feel free to ask questions at any point. 

We are there for YOU.

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After the inspection

  • READ ALL ABOUT IT: You should receive a detailed report the next day. The summary section will remind you of all the issues found during the inspection, but it's a good idea to read the entire report.
  • GOING FOWARD: You'll receive a FREE home maintenance guide.