Prepare you Pittsburgh Home for a Home Inspection


It’s that time to sell, your house. You get a interested buyer and they love the house. They put an offer in on your house and you accept! Now what? The buyers have a Home Inspection. This is probably the most stressful part of selling a home.

As a Home Inspector in Pittsburgh, PA, we go through the house checking for any defects whether a Minor Issue, Maintenance Issue, Major Issue or a Safety Issue. The ideal home inspection for all parties, home inspector included is to find as little issues as possible. Here are some but not limited to common issues that are found in any home whether a fixer upper or a multi-million dollar home.

  1. Faulty wiring.problem
  2. Missing appropriate GFCI outlets.
  3. Missing smoke/ carbon monoxide detectors.
  4. Missing handrails.
  5. Caulking around windows and doors.
  6. Insufficient attic insulation.


Here are some things in your control that you can do to help the home inspection go as smooth as possible.

  1. Chappy-familylean the house.
  2. Remove unnecessary clutter. Clear access to HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical.
  3. Clear attic access.
  4. Change burnt out light bulbs.
  5. Change batteries in Smoke/ Carbon Monoxide detectors.
  6. Change furnace filter.
  7. Supply a list of things that have been repaired.
  8. Leave utilities.
  9. Plan to be away for at least three hours.



  1. March 22, 2017    

    Thank you for talking about the importance of cleaning your home when having an inspection. It makes sense that doing this can help you get a good result and be able to put your house on the market at a good price. I would want to make sure I do my research and know what to do and who to call to get the job done right.

  2. September 12, 2017    

    My mother is thinking of having someone come to her house to give her a basement inspection. I think these are great tips to prepare herself for the inspection like cleaning the house. With all the clutter out of the way, more work can be done.

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