If you are selling your home and are about to have a home inspection performed on it, are there any ways you could assist your home inspector? What do we mean by this? Well, while a good home inspector wants to be as thorough as possible when inspecting a home, sometimes there are things that can stop this from happening.  Here is a list of just some of the ways the homeowner can assist the inspector so that they can perform a thorough job:

Beloved household pets are often protective of their territory which can sometimes present a problem for home inspectors.  On the day of the inspection, it would be a good idea to keep pets in a secure place or even away from the property.

A home inspector needs clear access to many areas of the house, this includes attic spaces and basements.  If a home owner can, ahead of time, have these areas free of possible obstructions, it will greatly assist the inspector.  It is also important to have doors and gates unlocked.

Check that smoke alarms and Co2 detectors are in good working order and make sure light bulbs have been replaced etc.  If these are not working on the day of inspection, it could alter the inspectors report.

If you are working to give the home more curb appeal, you will probably have a list of repairs to do on the home.  It will help the inspector if you can have these jobs done before inspection day.  Think too about having trees and shrubs trimmed back if they are too near to the home. 

Remember, the home inspection is there to help you so, the easier it is for the inspection to be performed thoroughly, the better it will be for you.  Keeping this in mind will help you in assisting your home inspector.

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