If you’re like most homeowners, the thought of selling your home can be a little intimidating. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed between preparing your home for potential buyers and enduring a property inspection. But, don’t worry. Magnolia Home Inspection Services performs property inspections every day. Keep reading to find out our tips on how to get your home ready for a property inspection, and you’ll be prepared to tackle the home-selling experience!
1. Clean Everything
First on the list of how to get your home ready for a property inspection is cleaning. It’s essential to clean up your home before inspectors arrive. This means decluttering every room, tidying up the yard and driveway, and making sure all surfaces are clean. Make sure to remove all unnecessary items from your home, including storage containers, toys, and furniture. This will give the inspector a clear view of all of your home’s surfaces. Make sure to clean all of the nooks and crannies, as well. If any areas are visibly dirty or stained, make sure to clean them before the inspection.
2. Complete Needed Repairs
Next, look around for any obvious repairs that need to be made. Repair any damage to the property, including holes in the wall, broken windows, and peeling paint. If you have any leaky faucets or broken windows, make sure to fix them before the inspection.
3. Check Electrical Systems and Alarms
The inspector will be checking your HVAC system to make sure it is functioning correctly. Make sure to check the filters and clean them if needed. Additionally, the inspector will be checking your smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and alarm system to make sure they are functioning correctly. Make sure to test them yourself and replace the batteries if needed.
4. Check Plumbing Systems and Sewer
Plumbing repair can be pretty costly. This is especially true if the issue exists in your underground pipes or sewer lines. If you suspect you have any plumbing or sewer issues, you may want to consider a sewer scope inspection.
5. Check for Pests
The inspector will be looking for evidence of pests, so it’s essential to check for any signs of an infestation before the inspection. If you find any evidence of pests, take steps to get rid of them immediately. Pay special attention to problem pests, such as termites, cockroaches, and ants. Enlist the help of a pest control professional if you need it.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our article on how to get ready for a property inspection. Houston homeowners and homebuyers need not worry when using Magnolia Home Inspection Services. Our experts provide a variety of residential and commercial property inspections, as well as specialty inspections. We can work with you and help you navigate the process a little easier. To learn more, call us at (832) 303-8048.