When a homeowner is getting ready to sell their home, there is one step that can often leave some homeowners feeling a bit nervous. If the home inspection comes back with large repairs, it can end up costing the homeowner more money or even make the potential buyer back out of the deal completely. If your home is going to be inspected soon, there are several things you can do as a homeowner to ensure it is ready. Lifeline Home Inspections is here to share some tips to help you get your house ready for a home inspection.
How to Prepare Exterior for a Home Inspection
There are several things that should be done to the exterior of your home prior to an inspection. Most of them are quick fixes and will ensure you don’t run into problems.
– Check all exterior lights and replace bulbs if needed.
– Repair any cracks in foundation
– Make sure there is a proper slope in the soil near foundation
– Caulk around windows and doors to ensure there is a good seal
– Make sure all the doors and windows open and close properly.
– Replace any screens if needed
Preparing Inside of Home for an Inspection
When it comes to the inside of your home, there is much more that you need to get ready for an inspection. Several systems work together to keep your home running. Here are all the systems that you should take a good look at when it comes to a pending home inspection.
– Your fuse box should be labeled
– Look at all the outlet and light switch covers, replace any that are broken
– Make sure you have GFCI outlets in places that need them
– Make sure all smoke detectors have good batteries in them and are working
– Take a look at the ceiling and make sure there are not water marks or sagging areas that are indicative of water damage
– Fix any leaking faucets
– Fix any toilet leaks
– Repair any clogged drains
– Make sure all of the vent fans are working properly
– Keep records of all maintenance work done on HVAC system
– Have your HVAC system cleaned professionally
– Replace your filters
– Clean the air vents
– Check appliances for any known recalls
– Make sure the dryer vent leads to outdoors
– Make sure stove and oven are both working as they should
– Check the range hood to ensure it operates properly
Buyer, Seller Pre-Inspection & Maintenance Home Inspections in Griffin, Peachtree City, Fayetteville, Newnan, Zebulon, Thomaston, Douglasville & Metro Atlanta, GA
If you are thinking of selling your home, it can be helpful to call on the experts at Lifeline Home Inspections to give your home a pre-seller inspection that will give you a good idea of what you can expect when you find a buyer and get the home inspected for purchase. Call us today!