Items to Check before a Home Inspection

Selling a home can be a stressful time, there is so much to think about; keeping the home clean, heading out on a moment’s notice to accommodate last minute showings, not to mention planning a move. It’s natural to feel overwhelmed. Then you get that great offer and enter escrow. You’re relieved until you realize there’s a home inspection coming. Even a home meticulously maintained can have hidden issues. The good news is that you can prepare for the home inspection and make sure you pass with flying colors.

Items to Check before a Home Inspection 

  • Doors, windows, cabinets and drawers – check that they slide smoothly
  • Run water in sinks, tubs and showers – snake any that drain slowly
  • Evidence of water leaks – Garage ceiling, under sinks, around water heaters, etc. 
  • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors must be in working order
  • Gutters and Roof – replace any missing roof tiles and clean gutters 
  • Water Heater – is it properly strapped and vented
  • Deferred maintenance – anything that has been neglected should be addressed before the home inspection 
These are a few things that you as a homeowner can do to help ensure a smooth inspection of your home.

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