Tips to Pass a Home Inspection in North Andover MA

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Tips to Pass a Home Inspection in North Andover MA

A home inspection is NOT a pass or fail test, however the following tips to pass a home inspection in North Andover MA will help minimize unsatisfactory conditions documented in a home inspection.

EXTERIOR

  • Repair any broken/damaged items: doors, windows, sliding
  • Determine the age of the roof – ask seller
  • Clean gutters
  • Make sure downspouts are attached and discharge away from the house
  • Repair any loose mortar at the top of the chimney
  • Move wood or stored items away from foundation

BASEMENT

  • Repair any active plumbing leaks
  • Determine the cause of any water stains on walls or trim
  • Determine there are no gaps around the chimney thimble
  • Replace the filter on the hot air furnace/AC system
  • Address any rust associated with the heater/AC system
  • Identify the location of the water and gas meters
  • Address any unfinished wiring
  • Move any stored items away from basement or garage walls

ATTIC

  • Test any black on roof sheathing for mold and address as needed
  • Determine the cause of water stains has been addressed
  • Address any unfinished wiring

INTERIOR

  • Determine the cause of water stains has been addressed
  • Replace burned out bulbs
  • Verify dishwasher works
  • Test/reset GFCI outlets
  • Open and close fireplace damper
  • Repair any cracks in the mortar of the fireplace box
  • Address any unfinished wiring

RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Inform the inspector of any non-functioning systems
  • Provide the inspector with any recent repair documentation

 

About the Author:

Dave Cobosco, Home Inspector at HouseMaster

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