How To Look At A House
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What should I wear to a home inspection?
Thursday, October 25, 2018
There is no dress code for a home inspection, but the clothing you wear should definitely be comfortable and allow for the possibility of a few smudges and stains if you want to tag along with the inspector. Practical shoes are always a good idea.
Looking under sinks, behind toilets, up at ceilings, and in the corners of small spaces will require some stretching, bending and squatting if you want to see it all, so it’s smart to wear an outfit that allows plenty of range-of-motion. Let the inspector tackle the areas that require climbing, crawling and special equipment—like the attic, crawl space, and roof—alone.
To learn more about the home inspection process, we suggest reading several of our other blogs. Check out What questions should you always ask before hiring a home inspector? for HUD’s ten suggested questions for evaluating a potential home inspector. To get a list of suggested items to bring with you to improve your home inspection experience, see What should I bring to the home inspection?. See What questions should I ask the home inspector during the inspection? for ways to get the information you need from the inspector. And visit What is the best way to negotiate repairs after the home inspection? for tips on working with your realtor to get any necessary repairs worked out with the seller.
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