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General Home Inspection Checklist Items

Structural Elements

Construction of walls, ceilings, floors, roof and foundation.


Exterior Evaluation

Wall covering, landscaping, grading, elevation, drainage, driveways, fences, sidewalks, fascia, trim, doors, windows, lights and exterior receptacles.


Roof and Attic

Framing, ventilation, type of roof construction, flashing and gutters. It does not include a guarantee of roof condition nor a roof certification.


Plumbing

Identification of pipe materials used for potable, drain, waste and vent pipes. including condition. Toilets, showers, sinks, faucets and traps. It does not include a sewer inspection.


Systems and Components

Water heaters, furnaces, air conditioning, duct work, chimney, fireplace and sprinklers.


Electrical

Main panel, circuit breakers, types of wiring, grounding, exhaust fans, receptacles, ceiling fans and light fixtures.


Appliances

Dishwasher, range and oven, built-in microwaves, garbage disposal and, yes, even smoke detectors.


Garage

Slab, walls, ceiling, vents, entry, firewall, garage door, openers, lights, receptacles, exterior, windows and roof.


Home Inspection Checklist Items Needing Service

Home inspection reports do not describe the condition of every component if it's in excellent shape, but should note every item that is defective or needing service.


The serious problems are:


    Health and safety issues

    Roofs with a short life expectancy

    Furnace and A/C malfunctions

    Foundation deficiencies

    Moisture and drainage issues


Home Inspection Checklist Items Sellers Should Fix


If you have a choice, it is smarter to hire your own contractors and supervise repairs. Before issuing a formal request to repair, consider the seller's incentive to hire the cheapest contractor and to replace appliances with the least expensive brands. Although home inspectors are reluctant to and, in many cases, refuse to disclose repair costs, call a contractor to determine the scope and expense to fix minor problems yourself. No home is perfect. Every home will have issues on a home inspection, even new homes.


A repair issue that will be a deal breaker for a first-time home buyer, causing the buyer to cancel the contract, will not faze a home buyer versed in home repair. Talk to your agent, family, friends, and call a few contractors to discuss which types of defects are minor. Perhaps a simple solution is available such as replacing a $3.00 receptacle, which can resolve many outlet problems.


Pat yourself on the back, too, for getting a home inspection. Some buyers feel a home inspection is unnecessary, especially if they are buying new construction. If a light switch doesn't work or the air conditioner blows out hot air, those are problems you can see and test. The problems that aren't readily identifiable to you such as code violations, a furnace that leaks carbon monoxide or a failing chimney, are the types of defects a home inspector could identify in a new home. Builders' contractors make mistakes, too.