1. Make sure the utilities are on the day the inspection is scheduled. If the water, electricity, or gas service is not on, it can seriously limit the home systems that can be inspected.
2. Ensure accessibility to all parts of the home. It is not uncommon for people to have furniture, shelving, and storage items blocking attic access, electrical panels, water heaters and so forth. It is important to make sure access is not blocked and the inspector has a path to get to everything. Check our Standard of Practice for a list of items that will be inspected.
3. As a Pet-Friendly Inspector, I love animals and they are not normally an issue but be aware that some dogs can become territorial with a stranger in the house, especially one with meters and tools the animal might not be used to hearing or seeing. If your pet is territorial then please make sure they are in crated or off-site during the inspection for the safety reasons and to ensure the inspection can be completed in a timely manner.
4. If there is some part of the house that is off limits, please let me know in advance.
5. During the inspection, I will need to trip the GFCI-protected outlets in the bath, kitchen, and garage. Be aware that you may need to reset some devices that are plugged into these outlets.
6. Read the inspection agreement carefully, before the inspection. It can be found here.
Please call or email me with any questions.