What is a home inspection? We are a real estate support service that evaluates the overall safety, function and structural, mechanical and electrical condition of the home. We examine all-visible construction components and evaluate whether these items are still serviceable. We make notations of items that may need attention to help preserve their long-term integrity. We also give our client helpful advice on general home maintenance.

At Nashville Home Inspection, we understand that many times the inspection process is time sensitive and essential for an expedient closing. That is why we have prepared this pre-inspection checklist so that we can do our job efficiently.

First, we would like to answer some of the commonly asked questions about our service:

What is a home inspection?

We are a real estate support service that evaluates the overall structural, mechanical and electrical condition of the home. We examine nearly all-visible construction components and evaluate whether these items are still serviceable. We make notations of items that may need attention to help preserve their long-term integrity. We also give our client helpful advice on general home maintenance.

Is this a building code compliance inspection?

No. Many homes were built before building codes were ever established. When building codes were established, many counties adopted (or enforced) their own version of these building codes. It would be impossible to verify the governing code for every time period in every county and make a compliance type inspection.

We inspect residential resale for function and safety.  In other words, do the systems and components of the house function properly and are there safety hazards present.

Home sellers, please do the following:

  • Confirm that all utilities are on and pilot flames are ignited
  • Please provide keys for all doors & gates
  • Please make sure that all domestic animals are secured
  • Change or clean dirty A/C filters. Clean range exhaust filter if there is a greasy build up. (fire hazard)
  • Check batteries in the smoke detector
  • Free windows that have been painted shut
  • Replace worn out weather stripping around exterior doors
  • Replace any missing switch or receptacle cover
  • Clean gutters and downspouts
  • Trim back any tree limbs that may be touching the roof of the house
  • Keep foundation vents open (except in frigid weather)
  • Have your HVAC system serviced if it has been over a year since the last service

Nashville Home Inspection logo Pre-Inspection ChecklistCall Nashville Home Inspection (615) 573-4468 if you have any questions about how to prepare your house for the inspection.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]