What is a carbon neutral business? What should I do to prepare for my home inspection?

What should I do to prepare for the home inspection?

  1. Be sure the property is ready to be inspected. Are all the utilities on? Are all the systems installed? Is there oil in the oil tank to test the furnace?
  2. Be sure there is access to all critical areas: the crawl space, the attic, the electrical panel, furnace, water heater.
  3. Ask for and read the seller’s disclosure form and evaluate the property for your self. Are there any plans or permits that were obtained for recent work? Come with a list of questions and be prepared to take notes if you wish. If possible, it is best that the owner is away during the inspection if you are a buyer. This tends to make the inspection go more smoothly.
Dylan Chalk

Dylan Chalk is the owner of Seattle-based Orca Inspection Services LLC – www.orcainspect.com. He is the founder of ScribeWare inspection report software offering innovative and simple report-writing solutions – www.getscribeware.com. He is also the author of The Confident House Hunter – a book to teach home buyers how to look at and understand houses: Cedar Fort Press Due out July 2016 – www.dylanchalk.com

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