FINAL WALK-THROUGH CHECKLIST

(a day or two before your closing)

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BASEMENT:
• Look at the walls for any signs of leaks.
• Make sure all stored items are removed.
COOLING AND HEATING SYSTEMS
• Turn the thermostat to a higher setting. Feel each radiator or register for warmth.
• In the summer months, (exterior air temperature must be higher than 60 degrees) turn the air conditioning to a lower setting. Feel each register or room unit for cool air.
• Obtain copies of all manufacturers manuals and warranties for the heating system and air conditioning system if available.
• Obtain the name of the heating or air conditioning contractor presently servicing the system.
• If the heating system is a heat pump or electric baseboard system, you should obtain copies of the last 12 months electric bills to estimate your energy cost.
• Operate all ceiling fans.

PLUMBING AND BATHROOMS:
• Run the water in all the sinks at the same time and flush the toilet to check the pressure.
• Turn on the hot and cold water in each fixture.
• If there is a landscape sprinkler system turn it on and operate all zones to confirm proper operation.
• Turn on all hose bibbs.
• Operate all fans.
ELECTRICAL:
• Turn all light fixtures on and off.
• Test all smoke detectors.
• If any work has been performed on the electrical system since the home inspection, obtain the Fire Underwriters Certificate for same.
• Test all alarm systems. Obtain copies of all warranties and operating manuals. Get information concerning any central monitoring companies as well as a copy of their security agreement. Change all security codes immediately after closing.
KITCHENS AND APPLIANCES:
• Turn on the faucet and sprayer.
• Operate all appliances kitchen and laundry, fans and rangehoods. Don’t forget the washer and dryer, run through all their cycles.
• Check all appliances to make sure they have not been replaced by the seller after the inspection.
WINDOWS AND DOORS:
• Open and close all windows and operate all locks.
• Open and close all doors and operate all locks.
• Operate any automatic garage door openers and obtain the transmitters.
• Operate all door bells and intercoms.
• Change all exterior locks immediately after closing.
ROOFS, GUTTERS AND DOWNSPOUTS:
• Check the interior of the home for leaks.
• Look for missing shingles, shakes, or tiles.
• Check to see that gutters and downspouts are secure.
FIREPLACES AND STOVES:
• Make sure your attorney has a c/o for the stove or fireplace.
• Obtain operating and installation instructions for stoves if available.