How to prepare for a Building inspection.

We understand the process and want to assist in making it as smooth as possible. Preparing properly for the Inspection can alleviate delays and additional concerns. The following are a few tips that can help sellers to prepare: We will send a pre inspection agreement the client needs to sign before inspection can be scheduled.

All utilities on and Inspection ready

  • Be sure gas, water, and electric are on and working in the home or business prior to the inspection.

  • Unlock electrical panel, gates, etc.

  • All electrical circuit breakers should be in the “on” position.

  • Have all pilot lights on at gas appliances.

  • Access to roof & riser room.

Provide clear access to attic access openings, crawl space, garage, water heater, closets, basement, electrical panel and other mechanical systems.

  • Clear out all non-visible or highly congested areas.

  • Open all window coverings and remove obstructions from window and door openings.

  • Clear out storage items from the oven or stove.

Protect your Property: Secure all pets.

  • Protect clothing and personal items near closet attic access opening as insulation can fall when entering the attic.

  • Place all breakables, antiques and over valuables in a safe place to prevent accidental damage.

Prepare for System Tests:

  • Pre-set the heating/cooling thermostat to 70-78F.

  • Provide operating instructions for any specialized or unique equipment.

  • Note any systems you do not wish to be tested or used during the inspection.

Provide any pertinent information that may affect the property or the inspection. 

A general rule of thumb is an hour per 1000 sq. feet; age and additional equipment (i.e. Pool) may add time. On businesses depending on the size and scope of work, inspections general take 4-6 hours. Large buildings exceeding 10,000 sq ft, 8 hours. Hise rise to large office facilities several days.