Tip from Warner Robins Home Inspection Company, August 16 2009

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Home Inspector with Ace Home Inspection, LLC

Tip from Warner Robins Home Inspection Company, August 16 2009. As a seller prepares their home for prospective buyers, here's a helpful tip to speed the inspection process along.

The electrical panel is one of the many items on the home inspector's list of things to check. In preparation for the inspection, ensure the area in front of the panel is clear. The required workspace to remove and inspect the panel is a cleared area approximately 30" either side of the panel, 3' 6" in front of the panel on an insulated wall or 48" on an uninsulated wall (cement block) and a height of 6'6".

The above picture is an example of what NOT to do. This situation is inconvenient for the home buyer who paid for a home inspection which will be incomplete because the access to the panel was blocked. Another point is a blocked electrical panel violates building code requirements (NEC 110.26).

The home inspection process can be easy if prepared for correctly. Check back here for more tips on how to smooth out your home inspection. Ace Home Inspection, LLC of Warner Robins Georgia offers buyer's and seller's home inspections, Radon Measurements, Mold Survey & Sampling, Recall Check for mechanical appliances, Water Testing, Surface Lead Testing, Pool and Spa Inspections and a FREE 90 Day Limited Home Warranty. All of this provided by an ASHI and NACHI Certified Home Inspector who truly strives to provide you the best service possible.

Howard Tennyson
Ace Home Inspection, LLC
Office (478) 954-9791
Fax (888) 273-9868
acehomeinspectionllc@gmail.com
http://acehomeinspection.biz

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Edward Bachman
EXIT REALTY SOLUTIONS - Kingwood, TX
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Howard.  Great tips to pass along.  If you are going to pay for an inspection, and you should, why not get the whole house inspected and make it accessible for the inspector.

Aug 16, 2009 02:17 AM #1
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Howard Tennyson
Ace Home Inspection, LLC - Warner Robins, GA

Thanks Edward! We send out a confirmation email to all parties when an inspection is booked informing the seller that all areas of the home are required to be accessible. Sometimes they read it and sometimes they don't.

Aug 16, 2009 02:24 AM #2
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Erby Crofutt
B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com) - Lexington, KY
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY

But it's better if you're  a little more specific about what "all areas" consists of.

My usual trouble spots are

Electric Panel
Water Heater
Furnace
Attic Access
Under the Kitchen sink

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Sep 27, 2009 02:34 PM #3
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Howard Tennyson
Ace Home Inspection, LLC - Warner Robins, GA

Thanks Erb..... I will probably ammend my agreement to point out those specific areas. I still like "all areas" because of furniture and stored items blocking, windows, outlets, registers etc.

Sep 27, 2009 11:22 PM #4
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