HIGH COST LAST MINUTE TRAPS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WHEN LISTING A HOME
*Utilities are on the day of the inspection - water, electricity, gas, etc.
*Lock box codes or arrangements are provided to access the inside of the property before the day of the inspection
*Grade or surrounding surfaces slope away from the house foundation on all sides
*Exterior surfaces – driveway, walkways, porch, patio and other accesses are not cracked with significant separation or displacement
*Vegetation is trimmed or planted away from the house foundation, wall surface and roof cover
*Exterior trim building material is free of deterioration, rot and sealed to the wall surface.
*The roof covering has been serviced within the last 3 years and has no obvious damage
*Exterior windows are not cracked, vandalized or missing and seals are functional.
*Water heating tank does not have visible corrosion or staining at the unit, pipe connections and surrounding area.
*Sinks and faucets do not leak underneath and there are no indications of earlier water damage inside a cabinet or wall
*Waste pipes at sinks, tubs and fixtures have functional drainage. The shower door is not leaking. No obvious leaking on drywall around tubs or toliets.
*Kitchen appliances are functional and installed properly. There is a high loop on the dishwasher.
*Electrical outlets, wires and connections are concealed and secure. Outside outlets are properly covered.
*Heating and cooling systems are operational at the controls and serviced within the last 1 year.
*Interior walls, ceilings and floors are not cracked with significant separation or displacement
*Attics are insulated with an adequate cover.
*****The information provided is educational. A Home Inspection should always provide an unbiased evaluation.******
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