How To Prep Your Home For Inspection

Selling your home can be stressful, and especially during the inspection process. Plan on leaving your house for at least three hours for the inspector and buyers to be at the property and use the following list to help ease the process of having your home inspected.

  • Remove all pets from the property
  • Unlock exterior gates
  • Make sure access to attic and crawlspace is available
  • Have all utilities (Gas, Electric, Water) turned on
  • Remove any locks or clutter restricting access to electric panels
  • Install any window screens or doors you make have removed and placed into storage
  • Remove clutter from under sinks

If a radon test is to be conducted, close all windows and doors and plan to leave them closed for 48 hours or the entirety of the test.

It's still your home so feel free to make sure the inspector in your house is certified and insured. Have whoever schedules the inspection to instruct the inspector and buyers to either remove shoes or wear indoor shoe covers. Upon arrival back to your home make sure the inspector returned the following to how you left it:

  • Exterior Gates Closed
  • Door and Window Locks
  • Lights
  • Alarm Codes
  • Thermostat Settings
  • GFCI Outlets Reset
  • Range/Oven Turned Off
  • Faucets Closed

If you would like a quality PDF version of this checklist click here. For real estate agents who wish to have a version of this PDF with their marketing info, email with your info and we will send you your own unique electronic file. 

About SiteLogic
SiteLogic Home Inspections is a local and family owned business in Fort Collins, Colorado. Our inspections and reports are designed to be one of the most helpful steps in your home buying process. Owner and Lead Inspector Joe Anderson is dedicated to making sure you understand the strengths and weaknesses of your home, and is available to answer any questions you have even long after your inspection is complete.   

SiteLogic is a Certified Professional Inspection company. We are InterNACHI certified, so you can trust that our inspectors are among the most highly trained in the industry. Our professionally trained home inspectors use modern technology, tools, and techniques to identify deficiencies and effectively communicate what exactly it means to the current condition of your home. Visit to learn more and schedule your inspection today.