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  • All utilities turned on (electric / water / gas)

  • All pilot lights are lit

  • All locks are removed or unlocked from areas that may prohibit the inspector's accessibility (such as attics, doors, outbuildings, etc.)

  • Attic access is clear

  • Crawl space (if applicable) is clear

  • Electrical panels are accessible and not locked

  • Water heater is accessible

  • Furnace is accessible

  • Cooling system is accessible

  • Built-in kitchen appliances are accessible and ready to operate

  • Pets are secure

To prevent delays and make the most of everyone's time the home should be prepared for the inspection.  The current homeowner should remove or relocate personal property that would block the inspectors access to important systems in the home.  For liability reasons, the inspector WILL NOT move personal property for the inspection.

Specifically, the home owner/ seller should ensure that:

 

Most inspections may take up to 3 hours to complete.