New Home Inspection Checklist

Having a new home inspection checklist is a valuable tool to use when you are conducting a final walk-through on your new home. The more detailed the list, the better the chance to find problems which the builder can fix before you move in.

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Your new home inspection checklist should include the following:

  • Turn on the heater and listen to it go on, check that air is coming out of all the vents or check if the radiators or convectors are getting warm
  • Turn up the thermostat at least five degrees over room temperature and make sure the heater continues to run and then shuts off.
  • You have to turn on the air conditioner and listen to it go on
  • Make sure to check that cool air is coming out of all the vents
  • Turn down the thermostat at least five degrees under room temperature and make sure the air conditioner continues to run and then shuts off

For the electrical, you should also have a prepared new home inspection checklist that includes the following:

  • The light fixtures must be inspected to ensure that everything is fully-installed and that there are no broken parts to the fixture
  • Turn on each light switch and fixture to test that it works correctly
  • You can plug a radio into each electrical outlet to be sure that the outlet functions
  • Test the doorbell

Here are the other things that must be included in your new home inspection checklist:

  • Check every faucet to make they turn on and off easily
  • Run every fixture for five minutes, check for leaks from the base of the fixture and drips from the faucet.

There are plenty of things that you must check in your home and having a new home inspection checklist will make things easier and organized. You should also check the kitchen such as the countertops for scratches and abrasions, the cabinets in your kitchen, drawers and don’t forget to check all the appliances.

Let’s not forget the bathroom, if your home comes with a bathtub, check it for chips and cracks also with your sink and toilet. Also, check that all the flushes in your toilet are working and make sure that your toilet is securely fastened to the floor by sitting on it. You should also check the windows by checking on the glass for cracks, and make sure that it can open to its fullest and can be tightly closed. Also, check the hingers and hardware.

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