Examine the roof for evidence of damage to roof coverings,
flashings and chimneys.
Look in the attic (if accessible) to ensure that roof vents
are not obstructed. Check for
evidence of leakage, condensation or vermin activity.
Level out insulation if needed.
Trim back tree branches and shrubs to ensure that they are
not in contact with the house.
Inspect the exterior walls and foundation for evidence of
damage, cracking or movement. Watch
for bird nests or other vermin or insect activity.
Survey the basement and/or crawl space walls for evidence of moisture
Look at overhead wires coming to the house.
They should be secure and clear of trees or other obstructions.
Ensure that the grade of the land around the house
encourages water to flow away from the foundation.
Inspect all driveways, walkways, decks, porches, and
landscape components for evidence of deterioration, movement or safety
Clean windows and test their operation.
Improve caulking and weather-stripping as necessary.
Watch for evidence of rot in wood window frames.
Paint and repair window sills and frames as necessary.
Test all ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) devices, as
identified in the inspection report.
Shut off isolating valves for exterior hose bibs in the fall
(if not frost proof), if below freezing temperatures are anticipated.
Test the Temperature and Pressure Relief (TPR) Valve on
Inspect for evidence of wood boring insect activity.
Eliminate any wood/soil contact around the perimeter of the home.
Test the overhead garage door opener, to ensure that the auto-reverse
mechanism is responding properly. Clean
and lubricate hinges, rollers and tracks on overhead doors.
Replace or clean exhaust hood filters.
Clean, inspect and/or service all appliances as per the