Preparing A House For Inspection – Part 6 – Save Your Data

Now that you have Cleaned your gutters….

Save Your Data

During the home inspection, the inspector may be required to test circuit breakers and wall switches. GFCI outlets in the kitchen will definitely be tested. During those tests of the electrical system and components, this will turn off kitchen appliances, computers, and entertainment electronics that have clocks or timers in them. These appliances may be in every room of your home including the basement and garage.

Any data in open computer programs that is not saved to your hard drive may be lost. Even a battery backup system might fail at this critical time. I have encountered a home owner’s offices space with several computers all turned on and running. Interruption of the power was not desirable for these always-on digital resources.

When you return to your home, you may find the appliance clocks, digital clocks, and timers flashing at you because they need to be reset. Also remember that timers for exterior lights may also need to be reset. Plan ahead for this before you leave the house for the inspection.

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