Home Inspection Checklist

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Before the inspector comes to your house with his or her home inspection sheet, be ready! Set the stage for a positive home inspection report, and streamline your sale by addressing the items in this checklist before your inspection takes place.


Home Inspection Checklist

What You'll Need

Confirm that all utilities are on and pilot flames are ignited.


Make sure keys for all doors and gates are available to the inspector.


Make sure that all domestic animals are secured.

Change or clean dirty heating and cooling filters Materials: Filters

Clean kitchen range exhaust filter if there is a greasy build up.

Check batteries in your smoke detectors. Tools: Smoke Detector

Return windows that have been painted shut to regular operation.

Tools: Utility Knife
Replace torn weather stripping around exterior doors. Materials: Weather stripping
Replace any missing switch or receptacle covers. Materials: Switch Covers
Clean gutters and down spouts. Tools: Extension Ladders
Trim back any tree limbs that may be touching the roof of the house.

Tools: Chain Saw

Keep foundation vents open, except in frigid weather.  

Have your HVAC control system serviced if it has been over a year since the last service.