How to prepare for a 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:

 All utilities on and Inspection ready

  • Be sure gas, water, and electric are on and working in the home 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.

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.

  • Turn off load controller. Load your dishwasher if you choose! The inspector will run it during the inspection.

  • 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. 

 Expect a minimum of 2-4 hours for the average home. A general rule of thumb is an hour per 1000 sq. feet; age and additional equipment (i.e. Pool) may add time.