Many homebuyers do insist on a home inspection as it is their last opportunity to assure themselves that the home they are buying is in great condition. So, don’t worry much because it is also a chance for you as the seller to address the discovered problems and reach an agreement with the buyer.
Home inspectors mainly focus on the four-point inspections which are simply the major systems of any home; the roof, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC system.
So, here is a glimpse of what to expect;
A home inspector will check the condition of your shingles or any other roof coverings. Deteriorated shingles are usually a turn-off to buyers so ensure to repair beforehand when you notice moisture beneath your shingles.
It is really of great importance to tackle all plumbing problems. This is because they can cost you in the long run. So, before a home inspection is done, ensure to fix any leaks and check for adequate pressure from all fixtures and faucets.
Electrical panel and circuit breakers do change over time depending on the code they contain. so do a review of the current codes before listing your home and also ensure that your receptacles are wired correctly for the inspector to test the receptacles.
See to it that your HVAC system is in good working condition and it is probably a good idea to provide a document that entails the age of your HVAC system plus its maintenance history.
Besides the four-point inspection major, the basement will always be looked at. The basements tend to harbor moisture, so pay attention to your walls and floors for any sign of dampness. In case you notice any mold or mildew, treat the problem and its source.
Basically, it is very rare to find a problem-free home during an inspection. But knowing what to expect and fixing what you can is a good step. So, if you’re a home seller or a potential buyer in Panama City, Port St. Joe, Carrabelle, St. George Island, Apalachicola and the surrounding areas and you need home inspection services, contact Chapman Home Inspection.