Susan Eicher
(502) 648-7307

Passing Your Home Inspection

Home inspections cover numerous systems within the house, but there are a handful of hot-spots that can worry buyers. By making needed home repairs before the inspection, you maximize the value of your house.

  • Mildew stains and odors scare buyers, especially now that black mold is such a hot topic. Chances are you won't even get an acceptable offer if mold and mildew are present.
  • Cover exposed earth in basements and crawl spaces with plastic to help keep moisture levels down.
  • Clean the gutters and make sure downspouts are positioned so that water runs away from the house.
  • Flashing around the base of chimneys should be watertight. Mortar and bricks should be in good condition.
  • Fix leaks and clogs long before the home inspection takes place.
  • The electrical panel and circuit breaker configuration should be adequate for the needs of the house.
  • The inspector will look for receptacles with ground fault circuit interrupters (GFI) in bathrooms and kitchens. The inspector will check the heating and cooling systems and take a close look at the structure and foundation of the house. All appliances will be checked. The inspection report will include details about smoke detectors. By addressing any issues before the inspection, you'll have a strong negotiating position, so be prepared!
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