You will want the home inspector to be able to carry out the inspection in an easy and efficient way. To help with this, make sure ahead of time that all areas the home inspector will need to access are free and clear. This would include areas such as the basement and attic, as well as electric paneling and heating system. Also, keep areas that are normally locked, open and unlocked on the day of inspection. In this way time is not wasted by looking for keys etc.
If you will be doing small repairs to the property before the sale, try to do this before the inspection. Areas that might need fixing are gutters and downspouts, windows, screens and locks. Its good to have trees and shrubs that are close to the building trimmed as well.
If you have any pets, it would be a good idea to take them out of the house for the inspection or, keep them in a safe and secure location. It might surprise you to learn that pets can often prevent and home inspector from getting the job done.
If you have carbon monoxide detectors that need new batteries or bulbs that need replacing, make sure you do this before the home inspection as simple things like this can end up changing the report.
If you would like to know more about how to help the home inspection be a successful one, please feel free to contact us.