What should I do to prepare for the home inspection?
- 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?
- Be sure there is access to all critical areas: the crawl space, the attic, the electrical panel, furnace, water heater.
- 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.