It can be challenging to inspect a home or dwelling that is occupied. Professional Home Inspectors have good intentions and do not intend to move, disassemble or damage personal property, however, we expect to do as thorough a job as possible.
Please review the following checklist with the occupants of the home prior to home inspection. We would like to make sure that the items or areas listed below are completely unobstructed. This will help to ensure a smooth inspection and reduce the need to re-visit due to obstructed items being “disclaimed”.
- Attic: Pull-down stairs, if available, must extend fully for safe use and hatch style accesses must have ample space below to properly place a ladder.
- HVAC System: Outside unit should be clear and inside unit should be fully accessible. Wall and/or ceiling return grills should be accessible.
- Electrical System: Main breaker panel and any sub-panels should not be obstructed. The inspector has to remove the front cover to complete a proper inspection. Electrical receptacles in “wet” areas (exterior, garage, kitchen and baths) should not be obstructed by appliances or objects.
- Plumbing System: Clear access to water heater and under sinks will be needed. These areas are all part of a home inspection.
- Structure: All windows and doors, including garage, needs full access to be operated through their full range of motion for proper inspection.
APEX Home Allies, LLC would prefer your home inspection to be as non-invasive as possible. We thank you in advance for assisting as much as possible with the items listed above.
“Your Sincere Home Ally & Partner”