Conditions can exist which make it impossible for us to check certain areas or systems in the house. If this happens, you may have to schedule a follow up inspection of the property, which mat incur an additional fee. Since it is to your advantage financially to have all aspects of the house inspected in one visit, we suggest that you use the following checklist, to assure accessibility.
- Is the house gas turned on?
- Is the house electric service turned on?
- Is the house water service turned on?
- Is the electrical panel box unlocked?
- Is the electrical panel box accessible to the inspector?
- Is the attic access accessible to the inspector?
- If the house has a subfloor area, is the access opening accessible to the inspector?
- Is the heating system accessible to the inspector?
- Is the pilot light to the furnace lit?
- Is the cooling system accessible to the inspector?
- Is the water heater accessible to the inspector?
- If gas operated, is the water heater pilot light lit?
- Are dogs or other family pets secured?
- Is the security system turned off?
If you can make the systems in the home easily accessible, you can save the inspector aggravation, get a more thorough inspection report, and maybe save yourself some money as well..