What You Should Do During And After A Home Inspection
Once you make an offer on the house, the next step is to schedule a home inspection. An inspection must be performed to uncover the actual condition of the property. That way, you know what you’re buying into. Besides this, there are many more benefits to a home inspection, and by preparing yourself a little, you can make the most of an inspection. To help you prepare, the home inspection experts at Your Castle Home Inspections Inc. have explained what you should do during and after a home inspection.
1. Ask questions
If you don’t have much experience in buying or owning a house, we encourage you to ask
all the questions you have on your mind during the inspection. We will be happy to provide you with the answers you’re looking for and even offer you advice and remedies.
2. Take notes
When you walk around with us during the inspection, write down notes so when we answer your questions, you will be able to remember them later. Making notes will also help you to formulate questions and understand the final report better.
3. Listen to the inspector and their recommendations
Walk around with us and listen to what we recommend you to have corrected. As experts in home structures, appliances, and related features, we can help identify all the flaws with a house and the best ways to rectify them. We will even show you the positive features of the property and teach you good practices to take care of your home.
4. Maintain your notes for when you move in
During your walk-through with us, you’re going to take notes and learn what needs to be fixed. Very often, a majority of the fixes are things you can DIY. So you will have a great “Hunny-Do” chores list when you finally close the deal. You can take this up during your free time with your partner or spouse and turn the house into the home you dreamed of.
5. Move personal belongings
If you live in the house being inspected, we suggest moving your personal belongings out of the way as much as you can. Should we have to go into the attic from your bedroom closet, then it’s a good idea to clean the area yourself, so nobody accidentally breaks your belongings, especially priceless things like your great-grandmother’s vase.
For more insights on how to take advantage of home inspections, reach out to us at Your Castle Home Inspections Inc. We are a home inspection service catering to clients across St. Petersburg, Largo, Clearwater, Dunedin, Palm Harbor, Safety Harbor, Oldsmar, Tarpon Springs, Holiday, New Port Richey, Port Richey, Brandon, Wesley Chapel, Riverview, Plant City, Trinity, Tampa, and the surrounding areas.
We are certified by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) and operate under their Standards of Practice (SOP) and Code of Ethics. We uphold these standards and ideals with integrity so that our clients receive quality services.