As we mentioned, the home inspection takes place during the buyer’s option period. Our goal for the inspection is to get as clean of a report as possible. Here are just a few tips to make that happen:

Before the Inspection

  • Replace all light bulbs that are burned out.
  • Replace all missing plug and switch plate covers
  • Test your smoke detector batters and location. One per bedroom and if you have gas, make sure they are carbon monoxide detectors as well.
  • Clean or replace furnace/AC filters.
  • Clean shower heads and faucets that are clogged with deposits
  • Repair faucets that drip or leak at the stem
  • Balance ceiling fans that wobble
  • Use drain cleaner on all slow drains
  • Clean dirty gutters
  • Install anti-siphon loop on dishwasher
  • Tighten loose toilets and replace defective flappers
  • Adjust door knobs so that doors latch securely
  • Trim any tree branches that may be on or close to the roof
  • Freshly caulk around tubs and toiilets
  • Clean your oven
  • Make sure attic entrance is accessible
  • Clean out dryer vent

Day of Inspection

  • Clean
  • Remove pets (including their bedding, litter boxes, etc).
  • Remove small valuables (computers, jewelry, etc.)
  • Empty the dishwasher (or, load it!) The inspector will run a full cycle.

Other Tips

       If any repairs are suggested before closing, be sure to save all receipts. You will need to bring them to closing.