Selling a home and worried about the home inspection? The following list is a great way to prep for the upcoming inspection. It won’t fix everything but it will definitely reduce the amount of notes the inspector reports and could help put the buyers at ease. Whether you are in Huntington, Wv Charleston, Wv or surrounding areas I strongly recommend using the check list. Or having a pre inspection done so you know what issues will or may arise. No one wants the sale of their home to go south.
Sellers prep for home inspection.
Have all utilities on for the start of inspection.
Add extensions to gutter downspouts so they discharge at least 6’away from house
. Trim trees and vegetation back away from the home.
Seal cracks in walkways, driveways, patios etc.
Caulk around exterior windows, doors, penetrations where needed.
Paint areas with deteriorating paint or any areas with exposed wood.
Change any light bulbs in the house that may be out.
Tighten down any cabinet handles or door handles that are loose.
Ensure attic, crawlspace, and basement access in unobstructed and accessible.
Check for bird nests, wasp nests, etc. and get them removed.
Replace furnace air filter with a new one.
Clean area wells, window wells, and storm drains.
Clean exterior A/C condenser fan of any debris.
Ensure there is a smoke detector in each bedroom and on each floor.
Ensure there is a carbon monoxide detector on each floor.
Ensure each smoke/co detectors have new batteries.
Clean clothes dryer exhaust vent.
Ensure at least 3ft of working clearance around the electrical panel.
Clean any moss or algae off of various surfaces around the house.
Move soil away from contact with any wood around the house.
Replace worn insulation around exterior A/C refrigerant line.
Ensure exterior A/C unit is level.
Replace any worn or missing weatherstripping around exterior doors.
Seal any exposed nail heads on the roof with a proper roof sealant.
Ensure all outlets and receptacles have covers on them.
Ensure sink drain stoppers are properly connected under the sinks.
This is not a all encompassing list but is a great start.
Real Property Inspections, LLC
PO Box 671
Teays, WV 25569