Preparation Checklist

Exterior List:

  • Check to make sure roof and gutters are clear of leaves and debris, and trim trees away from house and roof line.
  • Trim landscaping back away from the house and make sure there are at least 3 to 4 inches between the ground cover and brick ledge.
  • Make sure exterior crawl spaces are clear of vegetation and debris.
  • Check siding, soffits and trim boards for decay.
  • Check all stations of your sprinkler system for proper function.
  • Make sure all exterior door latches and dead bolts are working properly.

 Interior List:

  • Check switches and bulbs on all light fixtures and make sure they are working.
  • Check and adjust the downward pressure on the garage door opener.
  • Replace all dirty a/c and furnace filters.
  • Provide access to electrical panel, furnace, water heater and attic area at time of inspection.
  • Be sure to have at least one (1) smoke detector per floor and in bedrooms.
  • Check for any leaky faucets or under-counter pipes; also check sink and tub stoppers.
  • Check to make sure all windows are operating smoothly and replace any damaged or missing window screens.
  • Remove window security screws and provide keys to all security windows.

 These are just a few things that will help the seller at the time of the inspection and have been provided by A Total Inspection Real Estate Inspection Services. 

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