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Preparing for Inspection 2


知彼知己 百戰不殆

This phrase from Sun Tzu's "Art of War" suggests that if you know your enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.


When considering what sellers fear the most during the process of selling a house, it's likely the inspection, especially for properties that haven't been well-maintained over time.


However, if you know in advance what aspects inspectors will check during the inspection and take care of any fixable issues beforehand or mentally prepare for them, wouldn't you be better equipped to handle the buyer's demands?


So let's continue from the previous post and explore what aspects are typically checked during an inspection.


Plumbing Related:

Main Water Supply:

  • Inspectors check the location of the main water shut-off valve. They verify if the meter connected to the water supply is running when all water in the house is turned off.


Leak Detection:

  • Inspectors check for any leaks. To do this, they might let water run for a while in sinks or basins and then inspect for any water accumulation. Alternatively, they might use tissue paper to detect leaks around the plumbing connections.


Hot Water Availability:

  • They confirm if hot water is readily available.


Proper Labeling:

  • Inspectors ensure that the faucets are labeled correctly for hot and cold water.


Drainage:

  • Inspectors check if drain stoppers are functioning properly.


Toilet Functionality:

  • They ensure all toilets are functioning properly.


Therefore, conducting a preliminary inspection yourself and addressing any repairable issues beforehand can be beneficial.


In the next post, we'll discuss what inspectors typically check regarding HVAC systems and white goods.

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