Getting your home inspection during the holidays can be a challenge for both the homeowner and our inspectors. We want your inspection to be as thorough and smooth as possible. So here are some things you can do to make it easier for the both of us!
1. Put away the holiday storage boxes
After you decorate your home, you may find yourself left with empty storage boxes. The idea of taking everything out and putting it all back after a month may seem daunting. However, these things can easy get in the way for us.
You can make a big difference by simply putting your storage boxes back in the attic, garage, etc. Leaving boxes all over the home could mean we have to move them around if they get in the way of our inspection.
2. Keep your holiday decorations to a minimum
I know you probably don’t want to hear this, but your decorations could actually get in the way of our inspection. If we have to inspect your roof and you have it covered in lights, it will be a problem. In fact, likely we will end up breaking some of your lights in our attempt to do our job.
Worse, we may not be able to do our inspection completely and you would have to reschedule your inspection. Simply put, if you think the decor will be in the way of your home inspection, either put it up after the inspection or skip it this year. Whichever is more convenient for you.
3. We’re not liable for breaking your stuff, so keep that in mind
If you treasure a specific piece of decor, consider putting it away. We are very respectful of your things and would move it aside before every taking the chance of breaking or damaging your property. That being said, if we break some Christmas lights because we have to get on your roof, we’re not liable.
In fact, we would likely ask you to remove those roof lights before doing our inspection so we can confidently do our job with no chance of ruining your decorations. So as I said above, better to remove them or wait until the completion of the home inspection to put them out.
Having your home inspection during the holidays can be inconvenient. But, there are many benefits to listing or selling your home this time of the year. We will do everything we can to make your home inspection go smoothly, including scheduling one! Right here on our website.