Inspectors offering winterization services.

With the number of foreclosures in today’s real estate market and the long lengths of time homes stay on the market before selling, many properties must be winterized and de-winterized.  Winterization is the process that prepares a home to sit vacant without heat/utilities and with the water turned off.  It reduces the risk of the plumbing supply lines freezing and causing damage and/or flooding.  Often real estate agents or banks will ask home inspectors to perform this service.  For those inspectors who offer winterization and de-winterization services, InterNACHI offers this Winterization/De-Winterization Services Agreement.