PRE INSPECTION CHECKLIST

EXTERIOR

  1. Clear obstacles (leaves, brush, snow, garbage cans, etc.) away from your foundation Trim any tree branches touching the house

  2. Clean gutters and clear downspouts

  3. Ensure downspouts are directed away from the home

  4. Turn off sprinklers

 

BASEMENT AND CRAWLSPACES

  1. Move furniture and boxes away from the walls

  2. Clear paths around mechanical systems (furnace, electrical panel, air conditioning units, etc.) Change the furnace filter

  3. Unlock all doors and crawlspace covers, remove stored items from space

  4. Make sure pilot lights are lit on applicable appliances

 

GARAGE

  1. Move tools, boxes and other items away from walls

  2. Check that the garage overhead and doors are accessible.

  3. Ensure attic door is accessible (this may be inside home)

 

ALL ROOMS

  1. Clear out under-sink cabinets, oven and dishwasher

  2. Make sure that all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working properly and accessible Replace all burned out light bulbs

  3. Locate user manuals and warranty information for appliances and components

  4. Remove all pets from home on inspection day