Final Walkthrough Checklist

During your home inspection, components and conditions might have gone unseen due to furniture, floor coverings and storage. Prior to closing (within 24 to 72 hours of closing), you should return to the property and conduct a pre-closing examination per your contract to reconfirm the condition of the property. You should assure yourself that the property and all systems are in the same condition they were in when you went through the property at the time of your inspection, or have been modified as specified in the contract or other agreement. Any repairs previously agreed upon or recommended should have been performed in a workman-like manner. Verify that major repairs were done by a licensed and competent contractor, and obtain copies of all receipts and warranties for this work. Should any variations from the inspection report be noted, or if there are any questions, please contact our office prior to closing. You should plan on allowing a minimum of one hour for this walk-through. File your copy of this checklist with your inspection report and other closing documents.

Any major changes to the property?    
Agreed upon modifications or repairs completed?    
Receipts/warranties/guarantees provided by repair contractors?    
Indications of roof leakage?    
Gutters and downspouts secure?, leaking?    
Signs of roof surface, flashings, vent or chimney damage?    
New cracks, paint peeling or other visible defects?    
Trip hazards, cracking in the walkways, driveway, or steps?    
Plants growing on the building?    
Stairway, deck, porch and other railings secure and proper?    
New cracks or indications of retaining wall failure?    
Signs of inadequate surface drainage?    
Openings into the building at trim, flashings, chimneys, etc.?    
Signs of soil movement in areas around building?    
Subfloor Area/BasementN/AYESNOOTHER
Accessible areas dry?    
Indications of new water entry?    
Sump pump operational?    
Indications of new foundation cracking or movement?    
Musty odors or signs of mold or mildew?    
Stains, cracks or damage to interior walls, ceilings or floors    
Cracked or broken windows?    
Windows and window latches operate properly?    
Doors and door latches operate properly?    
Smoke Alarms in hallways, on each floor, in each bedroom?    
Kitchen & BathroomsN/AYESNOOTHER
Appliances functional?    
Cabinets, countertops, sinks or floors damaged?    
Vehicle doors functional?    
Fire-rated doors provided?    
Automatic door opener reverse properly?    
Fire-rated surfaces at house walls, attic and subfloor areas?    
Indications of dampness or mildew?    
Light fixtures operate?    
Outlets functional?    
Smoke detectors provided and functional?    
Doorbell operational?    
GFCI outlets at kitchen, bathrooms, exterior and garage?    
GFCI devices functional?    
Dangling or exposed wiring?    
Extension, lamp cord, or zip cord used as permanent wiring?    
Adequate water flow at fixtures and drains?    
Faucet or drain pipe leaks?    
Adequate water pressure?    
Hot water provided?    
Clothes washer and dryer functional?    
System functional?    
Serviced recently as agreed upon?    
Adequate heat/cooling distribution to rooms?    
Glass doors work?    
Dampers operational?    
Does Gas fireplace respond to switch or valve?    
Spark arrestor and rain cap installed?    
Form courtesy of Pacific Crest Inspections