A Seamless Inspection: Your Ultimate Guide to Preparing Your Home with The Barton Barrett Marshall Team

A Seamless Inspection: Your Ultimate Guide to Preparing Your Home with The Barton Barrett Marshall Team

  • The Lindsay Barton Barrett Team
  • 12/22/23
Are you gearing up for a home inspection with The Barton Barrett Marshall Team in Brooklyn or Manhattan? We understand that the process can be a bit nerve-wracking, but fear not! With a little preparation, you can turn the inspection into a smooth experience. Let's dive into what you can expect and how to get your home ready for the scrutiny.

What to Expect

  • Inspectors are looking at these major areas: roof, exterior, basement, foundation, crawlspaces, structure, heating/cooling systems, plumbing, electrical, fireplaces, attic, insulation/ventilation, doors/windows, and interiors. 
  • The amount of time it takes depends on the size of the home, the age, and how many things need to be inspected.
  • This is not pass or fail. Findings of an inspection can be significant, so be sure to prepare accordingly.

Clean and Tidy the House

  • Inspectors will be looking in the nooks and crannies of your home, so please tidy and organize, including hard-to-reach places.
  • Remove obstacles around appliances, water heaters, and furnaces.
  • Tidy hidden areas such as attics, basements, garages, and other storage areas that don’t always get your attention.

Clean and Tidy Outdoor Spaces

  • Trim trees and bushes.
  • Clear away any dead landscaping or overgrowth.
  • Make sure to remove any loose garbage or recycling.

Catch Up on Maintenance

  • Make sure all utilities are on and running (plumbing, gas, and electrical).
  • Test lights and replace burnt-out bulbs.
  • Check outlets are working.
  • Replace washers with leaky faucets.
  • Check safety features such as carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. Replace batteries if needed.
  • Replace filters and have your HVAC serviced. Service should be happening yearly, and filters should be changed every 3 months.
  • Flush the water heater.
  • Clear out your dryer vent.
  • Clean out gutters and have the roof checked.

Gather Maintenance Records

  • If you have done upgrades, renovations, or maintenance, have those records handy to help explain any changes that aren’t on the original plans.

By following this comprehensive guide, you're not just preparing for an inspection; you're ensuring your home is in the best possible condition. The Barton Barrett Marshall Team appreciates homeowners who take the time to get their homes inspection-ready, making the process smoother for everyone involved.

Remember, a well-maintained home holds its value in the real estate market. So, get ready to welcome the inspection team with confidence, knowing that your home is well-prepared for the scrutiny ahead!

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