There are a number of reasons why a home inspector cannot do their job efficiently. For example, if an area is locked or too cluttered to access, this will hinder the inspection. Ahead of time, check that areas such as the attic, basement as well as heating and electrical systems etc. are all easy to access and that areas usually locked are kept unlocked on the day.
Other things that can alter the home inspectors report are carbon monoxide and smoke detectors as well as light bulbs. It might seem like a simple thing but if these are not working correctly or need replacing, it could reflect negatively on the report.
When selling a home, many homeowners will perform small repairs on their home. Try to have these jobs done before the home inspection. Areas that should be checked are gutters, downspouts, door locks, windows and screens etc. Its also a good idea to trim back trees and shrubs if they are too close to the house.
Another thing that can hinder a home inspection is pets. They should be placed in a safe and secure area on the day of inspection, away from areas that may need to be accessed.
Its important to us that your home inspection is as thorough and efficient as possible. By following these simple tips, you will be helping to ensure its success.