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Prepare For Your Home Inspection


So, your house is getting a home inspection and your not sure what to expect.


Our typical inspection takes about 3 hours, and our inspectors typically get there a  few minutes early and start with the outside of the house and inspect the roof, grading, and exterior before we head inside after the agent is there.


TrueView Home Inspections respects your privacy, and we won't move your belongings, so it's important that the major components of your home are readable accessible.


Once inside we will look at the furnace, water heater, plumbing, electrical as well as the rest of the interior and attic.  If an area is sealed off like an attic or crawl space it is documented as a limitation of our report. The fewer the limitations the better the inspection process will be.


No home is perfect, even a new build, we're not there to nit-pick all the small things, our goal is to make sure the house is safe and structurally sound. 


We have listed below the 7 most common Limitations, for you. Please feel free to contact us about any concerns you have about your home getting a home inspection.


Thank You from TrueView home inspections for letting us inspect your home.


For Information on the benefits to an inspection before you list your property Click here


For information about our pre-purchase inspections click here.

1. Roof and Exterior

Make sure walls are clear of storage so the inspector can get a good view of exterior and foundation.

2. Electrical

Ensure all storage is removed from the front of the electrical panel. This is a common problem where the inspector just cannot get to the panel.

3. Heating and Water Heaters

Remove all storage from around the furnace and water heater. The inspector will need all around the area as well as access.

4. Air Conditioning

Not applicable in the winter as it is too cold to run the air conditioner. During warmer months, check that the breakers are on and the air conditioning works. The inspector will only operate the main control (thermostat). They will not turn on breakers as they assume it is off for a reason and any damage caused by turning on breakers they will have to pay for.

5. Attic

The inspector will need access to the attic. If access is in a closet, please unseal the access and remove any storage and shelving so they can get in.

6. Interior Basement Walls

This is a popular area for storage so just move things away from the walls or concrete so the inspector can see.

7. Clear Clutter

Inspectors will not normally move things around in case they break something so it goes in the report as unable to inspect causing questions from your buyers.

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