What is included in the inspection?
Should I attend the inspection?
How do I prepare for the inspection?
The seller should do the following:
* Have all utilities turned on (water, gas, and electric).
* Have all gas appliances ready to run with pilot lights ignited.
* Clear access to areas such as attics, crawl spaces, electrical panels and furnace.
* Unlock areas such as storage closets, fence gates, electrical panels and crawl space hatches.
* Remove all pets from property or secure them so they are not free to roam.
When will the report be ready?
What if the inspection reveals problems?
Sometimes, we may find things that are not readily visible or expected to the unskilled eye.
That’s what you want, right?
No house is perfect, not even new construction. The inspection is just impartial reporting of conditions relating to the home that will give you a clear direction for what should be done about each potential problem. Each situation is different – it’s up to you and your real estate agent to decide how to proceed after the inspection.
We’ve seen plenty of brand new houses need to hire mold remediation pros, but the good news is anything can be fixed.
Don’t lose hope!