How you prepare for a home inspection in Calgary could affect the sale of your home. Very often, signing the contract on your home sale depends on the home inspector’s report. Although you have probably spent time and money preparing your home for sale, there is much you can do before the home inspector arrives.
The home inspection allows the potential buyer to know the condition of your home. A home inspector thoroughly inspects the condition of the roof, foundations, plumbing system, electrical installations, and HVAC systems. Likewise, the inspector will look for signs of mold, flood damage, and leaks.
How can you prepare your home for an inspection? Here are 4 simple ways that you can help make your home inspection a successful one.
How to Prepare for a Home Inspection
1. Provide access to all areas of your home
First of all, make sure that there is easy access to your attic, basement, crawl space, furnace rooms, and areas under sinks. This helps to ensure that your home inspection report is an accurate assessment of all those areas.
Equally important is to make sure that the inspector can access all parts of your property’s exterior.
2. Clean your house before a home inspection
Although your Calgary home inspector doesn’t check for cleanliness, an unkept home may make the inspector suspicious. For example, a home that isn’t clean and tidy may be a sign that other areas of the home have not been cared for either.
3. Do a light home inspection yourself
Another way to prepare is to do some basic checks around your home. So, replace any light bulbs that are out, make sure your toilet flush works properly, open and close all doors to ensure they function as they should.
Your home inspector will also check all gas appliances, so it is a good idea to switch on all pilot lights.
4. On the day of inspection
Be ready in good time before the inspector arrives. In fact, your home inspector will probably arrive in good time. We recommend keeping all utilities on, unlocking any gates or doors, and ensuring there is clear access to all parts of your home.
You can then leave your home when the inspector arrives with the knowledge that you have prepared well for the home inspection.