Inspect the roof for missing or damaged shingles, as well as any potential leaks.
Look at the exterior walls for cracks, holes, and other damage. Check the trim and eaves for rotting or worn-out materials.
3. Windows and Doors
Inspect the windows and doors for water damage, cracks, and other defects.
Look for signs of sinking or shifting, as well as any cracks or holes.
5. Electrical System
Check all electrical outlets and switches for proper function. Check the wiring for signs of damage or fraying. Inspect the breaker box to ensure that it is properly labeled and in good condition.
6. Plumbing System
Check all faucets and fixtures for leaks, corrosion, and proper function. Inspect the drainage system for clogs or other problems.
7. Heating and Cooling Systems
Make sure that both systems are turned off before inspecting them. Check the furnace for gas leaks, and look for signs of rust or damage on the AC unit.
8. Insulation and Ventilation
Look in all closets, crawlspaces, and attic spaces to check for proper insulation levels and ventilation.
9. Garage Door Opener
Test the opener to make sure that it is working properly.
10. Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Verify that each detector is properly installed and has a fresh battery installed.
11. Emergency Exit Routes
Inspect all emergency exit routes to make sure they are clear and unobstructed.