If you are about to schedule a home inspection, you will, no doubt, want it to be as thorough and detailed as possible.  However, there are many factors that can hinder a home inspector from performing an in-depth inspection.  What are some of those things? And, how can you as the homeowner help to make the most of your home inspection?

To carry out a thorough home inspection the inspector needs clear access to all areas of the home, including the basement and attic.  It is important that the homeowner clears these areas of all obstructions ahead of time so that the home inspector can easily enter these areas.  It will also help if gates and doors are unlocked.

Household pets, while beloved members of the family, can often present a problem for home inspectors.  It is best to keep pets in a secure area on the day of inspection or take them away from the home entirely.

Many homeowners wishing to sell their property usually have a list of repairs and jobs to do to prepare the home to sell.  It greatly helps the home inspector if these jobs have been done before inspection day.  This would include trimming any trees and shrubs that are close to the home beforehand.

Did you know that even simple things such as Co2 detectors and smoke alarms that don’t work properly or light bulbs which need replacing can alter your home inspection report? So, be sure to check these before the inspection.

Following these simple guidelines will ensure that you make the most of your home inspection.

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