How to Prepare Your Home for the Inspector
Temple Building Inspection
By Chris Temple
There are a few simple things that can be done to help any home inspection go more smoothly. We understand that sometimes it is not possible to do everything on this list in time for the inspection, but if you can accomplish half of these things you are doing great and your home inspector will appreciate it.
- Turn off sprinkler timers that may operate during the inspection.
- Replace burned-out light bulbs.
- Replace old smoke and carbon monoxide alarm batteries.
- Replace old batteries in heating and air conditioning thermostats.
- Remove kitchenware from the sink and empty the dishwasher.
- Turn off the computer.
- Clear a path to the attic access and subarea access if they are in a closet or storage area. Empty the closet if you are concerned about debris from the attic and subarea getting on your belongings.
- Clear storage away from heater furnaces, water heaters, and electrical panels.
- Remove padlocks from gates, doors, and equipment covers.
- Remove all air fresheners.
- Open all of the window blinds.
- Scoop up the dog poop in the yard.
- If possible, take your pets with you when you leave for the home inspection.