ATREI Association of Texas Real Estate Inspectors
ATREI Association of Texas Real Estate Inspectors Provider #10339
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PO Box 3575 North Beltline Rd #125, Irving TX 75062 ATREITexas@gmail.com
Preparing for a Home Inspection
Having the property ready for an inspection can prevent unnecessary delays. For liability reasons inspectors do not move personal property.
Most inspectors will charge an additional fee if they have to return to the property to inspect items that were not accessible or if the utilities were off.
The buyer/seller should confirm that:
All utilities (electric, water, gas) are on
All pilot lights are lit
All locks are removed or unlocked from areas that may prohibit inspector accessibility such as attics, doors, etc.
Attic access is clear
Crawl space (if provided) access is clear
Electrical panels are accessible the inspector needs to be able to stand in front of it and remove the cover.
Water heater is accessible the inspector needs to be able to stand in front of it to inspect it properly
Attic HVAC equipment or Closet HVAC equipment is accessible
Built-in kitchen appliances are accessible and ready to operate.
Pets are secure