How to prepare for a home inspection in a short notice?


Granted that the impending visit by a home inspector is bound to make most of us a little anxious. That’s only natural and it is not every day that you have a certified home inspector dropping by, to assess your residence. And you would certainly not want him to find some issue that can result in the buyer walking away. And that is why you may want to check out the rest of the article as it provides valuable tips on how to prepare for a home inspection, at short notice.

  • Keep receipts: If the home inspector in Gwinnett is any good, he would want to see the receipts for any repairs or construction-related work that you had carried out on your property in the last six months. This is to ensure that you have not indulged in any last-minute cosmetic repairs to cover up any major ones. Sadly, more than a few sellers tend to carry out this ‘cosmetic work’ in a dud attempt to cover up major issues. That’s why it would be a good idea to use a separate box for receipts, for all the construction work that had been carried out of late.
  • Clear out the clutter: As the home inspector would inform you, having clutter on your property is a bad idea. So you would do well to remove all the clutter, debris, dust particles, and other materials from the attic, basement, roof, gutter, and even the crawl spaces. You must present a clean and clutter-free residence to the inspector and one that is ready for possession. 
  • Get the minor issues handled: If the home inspector is due for a visit in ten days, then you need to visually check out your property to make sure that it is perfectly fine. You need to go for a walkabout, make a notation of all the issues and repairs that need to be carried out immediately. Then make sure that you get all the small issues like repairing a broken windowpane right away. You would be surprised to see that even the small issues matter, where a home inspection is concerned.
  • Make sure the pets are locked up: You cannot blame your pet for misbehaving as a pet, they tend to be possessive of what they consider to be their territory. And that means that they would bark at the inspector and even jump him or even attempt to bite him, and all in a bid to protect something that they perceive as their turf. And that is why you need to make sure that your pets are safely locked up and that the inspector can now inspect the property without any hassle.
  • Clear up all plumbing issues: It would be advisable to retain a plumber to work on all your plumbing issues, at least two weeks before the inspector’s visit. Just make sure that he clears up all the minor and major clogs and that all the water runs smoothly in all the washbasins and sinks. 

These are some of the ways that you can prepare for a home inspector’s visit at short notice


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