Preparing for an Inspection

The biggest deterrent to completion of a full inspection is lack of utilities or access to all components.  It is the responsibility of the owner of the property to make certain that all utilities, valves and breakers are turned on and pilot lights lit. Full access should also be made readily available to breaker boxes/sub-panels, water heater closets and attics. Any garage attics and closets/panels need to have parked cars, boats, RV’s, storage, gyms, etc. moved. The water heater needs to have time to heat up to the working temperature in order to be properly inspected.  Failure to follow up on any one of these steps may lead to an incomplete inspection and/or cost incurred for a re-inspect to be paid by the seller or listing agent.  This fee is to be paid at the time of the returning visit, not billed to closing.  CBS codes should be provided in a timely manner to all parties performing inspections to gain access to the property.



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