Steps to determine if your house will pass inspection before trying to sell it

Written By Steps To Faculty Published June 15th, 2010

Inspection is a prerequisite before someone accepts the buying of your house or property. The buyer checks all the provisions and their conditions in the house before agreeing to buy. Consequently, you as the seller have to do all the necessary maintenance that will transform the house into a beautiful premise for it to pass the inspection. Let’s take a look.

Step 1 Look at the pipes

Among the things that you can use to determine whether it will pass are the plumbing conditions. Is everything fixed in the house? Does any part of the drainage system leaks or is it clogged? How about the toilets? Do they flush well? The septic system-does it have a drainage problem? If you gave full instructions to the plumber to mend any fault in these, you will be sure the inspector will proceed to the next step.

Step 2 Electrify

Much of the house runs on electricity. Therefore, for your house to pass an inspection, the electrical systems and appliances should be superior enough to make the inspector believe that the house can support the work it is intended for. All the appliances in the house will be checked and if you are sure they are in the proper conditions, you can be sure of success.

Step 3 Appear maintained

The structure and appearance of the house will also be important during the inspection. If it looks old and less maintained, it is likely to fail the inspection. Therefore do some maintenance like painting and make it look new. The foundation will also be checked. Therefore with a surety that the premise has a strong foundation, you will easily determine its fate during the inspection.

Step 4 Get an environmental inspector

Mold and mildew are fresh in the minds of buyers right now when they are looking at houses. Get an environmental firm, such as janiking.com to test for asbestos, mildew, molds, and other pathogens in your home. They can also offer you an estimate to clean your home and remove these toxins. Inspectors usually test for mold and mildew first.

Step 5 Get on your roof

If elements underneath your shingles are moist or rotting, inspectors will notice and will ask that you either reduce the asking price or have your roof repaired. Be sure to fix any damaged shingles also.

Step 6 Drain

Clean your gutters and test them using your hose to ensure that water can flow properly.

You can only be able to determine whether your house will pass the inspection if you are able to identify all the areas that the inspector will be looking for. On identifying these areas, you can be able to mend and repair where there could be a fault, then rest confident that it would likely pass the inspection.


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