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2018-06-26 14:03:33
Home Inspection Checklist

Unless it’s a glaring issue or you’re a maintenance professional, it can be hard to spot when there is something wrong with your home. That’s where a home inspection comes in! If you are interested in selling or buying in the coming months, it is important to understand what a home inspector looks for when inspecting a home. Here’s a home inspection checklist for your reference:

Roof/Attic:

  • Are there shingles missing?
  • Is there flashing and trim installed?
  • Are there any signs of leaks?
  • When was the roof installed? When will the roof need to be replaced?

Foundation:

  • Are there any visible cracks on the outside walls?
  • Are there any trees near the foundation?

Yard:

  • Does the drainage slope away from the home?
  • Are there any soggy areas you can identify?
  • Are the walkways/driveway in good condition?

Interior:

  • Do the appliances appear to be well-maintained?
  • What are the ages of the appliances?
  • Are there any leaks under the sinks (bathroom and kitchen)?

Structural Elements:

  • Has there previously been a fire in the home?
  • Do the walls show vertical or horizontal cracks?
  • Are there any stains on the floors, walls or ceilings?

Ventilation & Sub-Systems:

  • Does the house smell? Can you identify the source?
  • Do the heating and A/C systems appear to be working?
  • Does the water heater produce enough hot water?
  • Is there a working exhaust fan in the kitchen?

Electrical:

  • Do all the switches work?
  • Is each outlet properly grounded?
  • Do the ceiling fans work?
  • Has the electrical panel been recalled?

Plumbing:

  • Are there any unusual noises?
  • Do the faucets and other fixtures have enough pressure?

Garage:

  • Check all the following elements for signs of damage of wear: slab, walls, ceiling, vents, garage door, lights, opener, windows and roof

This is just a brief overview of what’s covered in a home inspection. For a complete home inspection checklist, give me a call. I would be happy to connect you with a trusted professional in the Central Texas area.

 
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