Don’t worry. If you have lived in the home for a while and you have kept up with the maintenance, it will probably be fine. Here are some things you might want to do though:
Make sure the water, electrical and gas services are turned on (including pilot lights)
Take the pets with you. Home inspectors are scary.
Avoid a “light is inoperable” report by replacing burned out light bulbs. Otherwise it may suggest an electrical problem.
Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and replace dead batteries.
Clean or replace dirty HVAC and furnace filters.
Remove stored items, debris and wood from the foundation. Home inspectors can’t get behind these but termites can.
Clear a path to HVAC equipment, electrical service panels, the water heater, attic hatch and crawlspace.
Make all areas of the home accessible. Unlock all doors and hatches, the electrical service panel, the door to the basement, and any exterior gates.
Cut back shrubs and trees. Let the house be seen.
Repair or replace any broken or missing items, such as doorknobs, locks or latches, windowpanes or screens, gutters or downspouts, or chimney caps.
The best home inspectors like to see everywhere.
Call Tony at All Points Home Inspections Ltd.: 250-213-6700 to make a booking.
All Points Home Inspections serves Victoria B.C., Saanich, Sooke, Metchosin, Langford, Sooke, Colwood, Sidney, Millstream, Shawnigan Lake, MillBay, Cobble Hill and other parts of Lower Vancouver Island