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Fillable Printable Total Home Inspection Checklist

Fillable Printable Total Home Inspection Checklist

Total Home Inspection Checklist

Total Home Inspection Checklist

TOTAL HOME INSPECTION CHECKLIST
Interior Rooms
Хoors, walls, and ceilings appear straight and level
Хno stains on oors, walls, or ceilings
Хooring materials in good condition
Хno signicant cracks in wall or ceilings
Хwindows and exterior doors operate easily, latch properly, and have weather-stripping and weep holes
Хinterior doors operate easily and latch properly, no damage or decay, and no broken hardware
Хpaint, wall covering, and paneling in good condition
Хwood trim installed well and in good condition
Хlights and switches operate properly
Хadequate number of three pronged electrical outlets in each room
Хelectrical outlets test properly (spot check)
Хheating/cooling source in eac habitable room
Хevidence of adequate insulation in walls
Хreplace: no cracking or damaged masonry, no evidence of back-draing (staining on replace facade), damper
operates properly, ue has been cleans, ue is lined
Kitchen
Хworking exhaust fan that is vented to the exterior of the building
Хground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection for electrical outlets within six feet of the sink(s)
Хdishwasher: drains properly, no leaks, baskets, door spring operates properly
Хno leaks in pipes under sinks
Хoor in cabinet under sink solid, no stains or decay
Хwater ow in sink adequate
Хno excessive rust of deterioration on garbage disposal or waste pipes
Хbuilt-in appliances operate properly
Хcabinets in good condition: doors and drawers operate properly
TOTAL HOME INSPECTION CHECKLIST
Bathrooms
Хworking exhaust fan that doesn’t terminate in the attic space
Хadequate ow and pressure at all xtures
Хsink, tub, and shower drain properly
Хplumbing and cabinet oor under skin are in good condition
Хif sink is metal, it shows no signs of rust, overow drain doesnt leak
Хtoilet operates properly
Хtoilet stable, no rocking, no stains around base
Хcaulking in good condition inside and outside of the tub and shower area
Хtub or show tiles secure, wall surface solid
Хno stains or evidence of past leaking around base of bath or shower
Miscellaneous
Хsmoke and carbon monoxide detectors where required by local ordinances
Хstairway treads and risers solid
Хstair handrails where needed and in good condition
Хautomatic garage door opener operates properly, stops properly for obstacles
Basement or Mechanical Room
Хno evidence of moisture
Хexposed foundation; no stains, no major cracks, no aking, no eorescense
Хvisible structural wood: no sagging, no damage, no decay, no stains, sills attached to foundation with anchor bolts
Хinsulation at rim/band joists
Electrical
Хvisible wiring: in good condition, no “knob and tube: wiring, no exposed splices, cables secured and protected
Хservice panel: adequate capactiy, all cables attached to panel; fuses or breakers are not overheating
Хno aluminum cable for branch circuits
TOTAL HOME INSPECTION CHECKLIST
Crawl space
Хadequately vented to exterior
Хinsulation on exposed water supply, waste, and vent pipes
Хinsulation between crawl space and heated areas, installed with vapor barrier towards heated area
Хno evidence of insect damage
Хno evidence of moisture damage
Plumbing
Хvisible pipes: no damage, no evidence of leaks, no signs of stains on materials near pipes; drain pipes slope slightly
down towards outlet to septic/sweage system
Хwater heater: no signs of rust, vented properly, sized to produce adequate quantities of hot water for the number of
bedrooms in the house
Хwater pump: does not short cycle
Хgalvanized pipes do not restrict water ow
Хwell water test is acceptable
Хhot water temperature between 118-125 degrees fahrenheit
Heating/Cooling System
Хappears to operate well throughout (good air ow on forced hot air systems)
Хues: no open seams, slope up to chimney connection
Хno rust around cooling unit
Хno combustion gas odor
Хair lter(s) clean
Хno asbestos on heating pipes, water pipes, or air ducts
Хseparate ues for gas/oil/propane and wood/coal
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