Choosing to sell your home and locating a buyer are big undertakings. You need to know if any outstanding issues or problems exist that will need repairs before selling. Scheduling and preparing for Hillsborough County Home Inspections will provide you with important information in advance. You can then make any necessary repairs.
This demonstrates that you are an honest seller who desires everything to be clear and above-board with your home sale. It is also a powerful negotiating strategy. Knowledge is power that allows you stand firm on your asking price or be willing to give a little if you know the roof needs replacing soon.
What is Included in Hillsborough County Home Inspections?
Knowing what home inspectors will check helps you to prepare for their arrival. Beryl Project Engineering’s licensed and certified home inspectors follow inspection protocols that meet or exceed InterNACHI’s Standards of Practice and are covered by their buy-back guarantee. Hillsborough County Home Inspections from Beryl assess your home for potential fire hazards, safety issues, and health risks.
Systems and components included in the typical home inspection include, but are not limited to:
- Windows and Doors
- Basement crawlspaces
Any potential problems will be explained on the inspection report. Beryl home inspectors also include suggestions for repairs and home maintenance tips.
What Can I Do to Prepare for a Home Inspection?
Preparing for Hillsborough County Home Inspections should focus on access, testing, and basic cleaning and maintenance. Remember these important suggestions to prepare before the day of your home inspection.
Hillsborough County Home Inspections are intended to be as thorough as possible. You can verify their thoroughness by making sure the inspector has access to every part of your home. Unlock doors and move any furniture or items that may block access to inspection panels and access doors. A home inspector is not held liable to inspect any system or component of your home to which he or she is not granted access.
It is always a good idea to go through your home before the inspection date and test every possible component. Make sure all light bulbs are burning, doors and windows open and close correctly, locks function smoothly, appliances all work normally, and weather stripping is intact. More suggestions include:
- Flush and fill all toilets
- Run all faucets
- Test all light switches
- Run all ceiling fans
- Open and close all garage doors
- Replace batteries in all smoke detectors
This can help be sure that there are few if any surprises from the inspection. You can also point out any problems you discover to the inspector for further evaluation.
Cleaning & Maintenance
Hillsborough County Home Inspections go much smoother when the home is clean and free of clutter and debris. Preparing for resale includes a good general cleaning so go ahead and get that completed before the inspection. Perform any needed minor maintenance now, including:
- Unclog drains
- Replace torn screens
- Replace crawlspace plastic sheeting
- Add more ceiling insulation
- Replace light bulbs
- Replace broken or missing electrical outlet covers
- Label electrical circuits
- Clean debris from the roof and guttering
You are welcome to remain on the property when Beryl inspectors perform their duties to answer questions. Please remove or kennel any pets to prevent them from hindering the inspector’s work. Providing clean and ready access to your entire home will make sure you receive the most accurate home inspection possible.
You can ask more questions about Hillsborough County Home Inspections from Beryl Project Engineering or schedule your pre-sale home inspection by calling us at 813-616-3301 or sending us a message online.