Before you can sell your house, you need to have a home inspector visit and make sure that it is ready to be sold. This can lead to one of the most puzzling questions you might have during the entire process: what exactly do they do? Here is some more home insurance information about how you can make their job easier and in turn, make everything easier for you, too.
Doors and Windows
It’s important to make sure that all the doors and windows on your home are in good shape. For home insurance reasons, you will have to allow the inspector to take a second look at them even if you have already completed an inspection. The inspector needs to make sure that all of these features operate as they should and that there aren’t signs of damage or broken glass that could present an unexpected hazard.
Then, the home inspector will look at the individual rooms within your home. During this part of the inspection, they’ll ensure that there are adequate amounts of insulation and that the walls aren’t leaning, as strange as that sounds. Your inspector will also verify that there are enough heating vents, which is important as colder weather is on the way. The room inspection will also include examinations of the paint, the floors, the ceilings, and even the staircase and its attached railing.
The kitchen is the hub of your home. Accordingly, home inspectors will spend a long time ensuring that it is safe. All of the appliances are subject to inspection, as are the stove and the oven. Cabinets, drawers, plumbing, and electrical systems around the sink will be inspected as well.
Plumbing And Electrical
Without functional plumbing and electrical systems, your house isn’t likely to pass an inspection. House fires and floods can both cause your home insurance rates to go up, so that’s why it’s even more important to conduct an inspection – to make sure that you’re not at risk for either disaster. When it comes to the plumbing, the inspector will look at the sinks, faucets, and toilets. They’ll also check the condition of drains, showers, tubs, and pipes – along with the water temperature and pressure.
The lights, switches, and outlets all over your home are just as important. Electrical problems can affect your home insurance, so make sure the inspector doesn’t forget to check that all of these components of your home are working as they should.
Get in Touch with Wachter Insurance
Whether you need homeowners’ insurance or auto insurance, our team at Wachter Insurance Agency, Inc. is here to help. We offer our clients competitive rates, professional customer service, and a huge range of policies to choose from for your needs. We have been serving Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia since 1969 and we would love to help keep your home and family safe every day of the year. For more information, call us at (301) 371-6335 or visit us online. For more blogs like these, follow us on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest.