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How to Pass Your Home Inspection Easily

June 30th, 2009

Whatever your reasons for obtaining a home inspection, there are several things that you need to check and do to pass the home inspection.

If you are obtaining a home inspection for loan refinancing, home equity loan or for listing because you are selling your house, you need to do the following so that your house will surely pass the home inspection.

Among the things that you need to check is your plumbing system. Check for leaks around your pipes and your faucets and the connectors that supply water to your dish washer and washing machine. House inspectors say many houses fail inspection because of water leaks.

If you house is built in the 1970s and 1980s, see to it that the pipes used are standard. There are types of pipes that will not pass home inspections.

Another system to check is your electrical system. See to it that your electrical outlets work and that the connectors are not loose.

Check your circuit breaker. See to it that the breaker boxes are wired properly. Faulty wiring and wrong size of boxes are among the leading causes of fires in homes.

Your heating systems should also be checked and fixed by a professional experienced in heating and ventilation systems. Annual checking of heating systems will ensure that the burners are replaced and that leaks are fixed. Filters should be replaced periodically to ensure the proper flow of heat through the house.

Periodic maintenance of heating systems also ensures that carbon monoxide leaks will not occur. Gas leaking is always given attention by the inspector during home inspection.

Ensure also that your insulation in the attic is not causing higher energy costs. Check that shingles are correctly installed and secured. Improperly installed shingles cause water leaks during the rainy season and will start damaging the house. Repairs on structures are among the most costly home projects.

Another important house system is your drainage system. See to it that your gutters properly drain so that water will not accumulate near the foundations of the house.

Drainage problems also cause mold, which has become a big problem in many houses. During the home inspection, the inspector will check if your drainage system directs water to where they should be going. Clean your gutters regularly.

If you have checked your major systems and have fixed and replaced defective parts, surely you will pass your home inspection easily.

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