Why Does My Insurer Want To Inspect My Home?

Insurance companies inspect your home to assess the risk associated with insuring your home. If your home is in poor condition or poses a hazard risk, the insurance company may decide not to provide coverage.

Why Do Insurance Companies Inspect My Home?

Insurance companies are required to inspect your home before issuing a new policy. In other cases, an inspection may be required to periodically inspect your home to ensure that your house remains in good condition. However, if the insurance company finds any issues during the inspection, they may require you to address them to maintain your insurance coverage.

Types Of Issues That Home Insurance Inspectors Check There are several types of issues that home insurance inspectors check during an inspection:

  • The inspector checks the condition of the home’s structure and foundation. They will look for signs of damage, wear and tear, or any deficiencies.
  • Inspectors also check the home’s electrical and plumbing systems, ensuring that they are in good working order and do not pose a fire or water damage
  • They check the home’s roof, doors, and windows to ensure they are in good condition and properly installed.


A damaged roof, broken windows or poorly installed doors can pose a security risk and increase the risk of damage from natural disasters.

How To Prepare For A Home Inspection

Preparing your home for inspection can go a long way toward making the process smoother and more successful. First, make sure the home is clean and organized. A clean house makes it easier for the inspector to access all areas and identify any issues. Make any necessary repairs or upgrades before the inspection. This will show the inspector that your home is in good condition. Finally, try to be present during the inspection. This allows you to ask the inspector questions and better understand the home’s condition.

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