Ensuring that your house is sparkling clean is a sure way to get a good home inspector report. One thing that will devalue your property or turn off buyers faster is a home that looks grimy, uncared for, and dirty. That’s why you should clean your home like an expert when preparing for an inspection.
Here are special cleaning tips from a professional home inspector to help you do this job:
Clean Windows and Glass
Ensure that you have taken time to clean every window and its glass. Make sure that each of the glasses and windows is sparkling clean. Remember that windows let natural light into your home. If they are not immaculately clean, they won’t serve this purpose. Cleaning windows and their glass will bring in natural light and create a great first impression for your home. Therefore, take time to clean your mirrors and windows and polish them.
Clean the Ceiling and Flooring Surfaces
Clean tiles properly to ensure that they reflect light that enters your home through the windows. Make sure that carpets are also clean to look and feel cozy. Don’t forget to clean the dust and grime in the skirting boards. Also check for unsightly cobwebs on the ceilings especially in the top corners of your home. Also ensure that there is no dust in the ceiling skirting.
People look inside the cupboards when viewing a home. The inspector will also check your cupboards both inside and out. Therefore, take time to clean the cupboards and install the necessary essentials. Ensure that your cupboards have an ample space rather than pipe up a junk that will tip out on the floor the moment they are opened.
Clean Drawers and Doors
Failure to clean the drawers and doors thoroughly is a major mistake that you can make when preparing for a home inspection. Apart from cleaning the cupboard doors, clean the internal doors too. Also clean the back and front doors of your home.
Clean out the dust and dirt that tend to collect behind drawers and doors. You may not notice this during regular cleaning. However, take time to remove it when cleaning your home in readiness for an inspection.
Clean the Kitchen and Bathrooms
Pay special attention to the kitchen and the bathroom. Clean the glass doors, stoves, behind toilets, sinks, oven tops, and taps. Leave your kitchen and bathroom sparkling clean. Also remember to empty rubbish.
If for any reason you can’t clean your home even with these special cleaning tips from a professional home inspector, hire a professional cleaner.
This special cleaning guideline was provided by TrueView Home Inspections, a Winnipeg home inspection company.