What To Expect When We're Inspecting
This page gives a brief rundown of How to Have a Home Ready for an Inspection.
The most important preparation to ensuring a complete inspection, here are the areas needing to be accessible during an inspection.
The electrical panel should be clear on all sides. Access to the front of the panel allows the inspector to remove the 'Dead Front" of the panel properly.
The water heater should have enough clearance to inspect all connections, electrical, strapping, and venting.
The furnace should have enough clearance to inspect all connections, electrical, insulation, and venting.
Crawl Space Access
The crawlspace should be easily accessible to allow the inspector to enter and exit the space without interference of personal belongings.
The attic access should be easily accessible and have items removed directly below access point to allow the inspector to enter with a ladder.
Most of the time pets aren't a big deal. But keep in mind an inspector wears gear such as a respirator at times that pets may not be used to. We're scoping out all areas of a home that sometimes are not suitable for pets to be around. Keeping pets in a different location can help speed up the process (Even though we love seeing your pets).
There are many other areas that we are inspecting while at each residence. These are a few of the larger items that need to be accessible. Smaller things such as outlets, switches, plumbing underneath sinks, and windows should also be clear. As a good rule of thumb, any part of the home that can be operational should have clearance for inspection.