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Prepare For Your Home Inspection

January 12, 2023

When you’re getting ready to purchase a home, whether it’s your first or fifth, there are many things to consider. One of the most important steps is to have a professional home inspection performed in order to identify any current or potential issues. Here at ORF Home Inspections, we’ve been providing 5-star rated and fully insured home inspection services to the greater St. Louis area for many years. We understand the importance of having a thorough inspection and take pride in delivering high-quality service.

Gathering Information Beforehand

The best way to prepare for your home inspection is to gather as much information as possible before the day of the inspection. This includes having all of your paperwork related to the sale of the home on hand. This should include any seller disclosures, prior inspection reports, and repair/maintenance records. Knowing what has been done previously can be helpful in providing context during an inspection. Additionally, having any relevant permits from previous work done on the property can be beneficial in understanding what has been done and if it was completed properly.

Getting Ready on the Day of Inspection

On the day of the inspection, there are several things that you can do to ensure that everything runs smoothly and efficiently:

  • Be sure that all utilities (water, electricity, gas) are turned on and functioning.
  • Make sure that all areas of the home are accessible (attics, crawlspaces, etc.). If they’re not, be prepared with ladders or other access tools.
  • If applicable, provide copies of any warranties associated with major appliances or systems.
  • Be present during the entire duration of the inspection so you can ask questions and get answers directly from our inspectors.
  • Provide information about any known issues that may arise during the inspection.

It’s also important to note that our home inspections cover a wide variety of items including exterior components, roofing materials/systems, electrical systems, plumbing systems, appliances/fixtures/equipment, insulation/ventilation systems and more.

At ORF Home Inspections we strive to provide top quality service for each and every one of our clients. We take pride in being able to guide our clients through this process with confidence knowing that they’ll get an honest assessment of their potential new home. Preparing beforehand and being present on the day of inspection will ensure that everything runs smoothly while providing you peace of mind when it comes time to make your decision about purchasing a new home.

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