10 Things To Do Before Your Home Inspection

Smoke / CO2 Detectors

Make sure they are in good working condition.  

Outlet / Switch Covers

All outlets and switches have cover plates properly installed.  This is a very inexpensive fix.


Make sure all handrails are securely fastened to the wall and have firemen returns on the ends.

Keep Vegetation off the House

Keep all vegetation and trees from touching the house, including stacks of firewood.

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters

GFCI Outlets or Breakers for all outlets in Kitchen, Bathrooms, Garage and near any sources of water.

Light Bulbs

Replace any burnt out light bulbs.

Foggy Windows

Have any broken windows repaired and torn screens replaced.

Electrical Panel

All Circuits in the Electrical Panel are properly labelled.  Please do not label them if it is unknown what is connected to the circuit.

Furnace Filter

Change the furnace filter and fill the water softener with salt (if installed).

Gutters and Downspouts

Have the rain gutters cleaned out and downspouts properly attached.  Downspouts need to be diverting water away from the foundation.

These items will be included in the inspection.
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