Private Property

What To Expect When We're Inspecting

This page gives a brief rundown of How to Have a Home Ready for an Inspection.

Access

The most important preparation to ensuring a complete inspection, here are the areas needing to be accessible during an inspection.

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Electrical Panel

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. 

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Water Heater

The water heater should have enough clearance to inspect all connections, electrical, strapping, and venting. 

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Furnace

The furnace should have enough clearance to inspect all connections, electrical,  insulation, and venting. 

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Crawl Space Access

The crawlspace should be easily accessible to allow the inspector to enter and exit the space without interference of personal belongings. 

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Attic Access

The attic access should be easily accessible and have items removed directly below access point to allow the inspector to enter with a ladder. 

Dog & Cat Pals

Pets

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. 

Outlet Test
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