The Home Inspection Checklist is designed to assist homeowners with summarizing the results of a home inspection report. This spreadsheet contains a list of various areas of a home and allows the user to list the existing condition and provide comments. This checklist allows individuals to easily track the status of areas of the house that require attention or repairs. This checklist can also be used when touring a house with a home inspector to ensure that a thorough inspection is completed.
HOME INSPECTION CHECKLIST Use this inspection checklist to summarize the home inspection report you received from your home inspector. You can also use it when touring the house with your home inspector to ensure a thorough inspection, and during your final walk through to ensure all agreed upon work has been completed. Be sure to specifically note any areas that need immediate attention, as well as those that may require routine maintenance. Prior to closing on the home, you should also have an experienced party ensure any and all open building permits have been properly closed out, and all items in the home (including kitchens and bathrooms) were legalized. Area of Home Condition/Comments Exterior Doors Exterior Windows Exterior Walls Condition of locking mechanisms on windows, doors Roof Eaves, trough and drainage Sidewalks Gutters (note presence, condition of, drainage ) Driveways Foundation/slab (condition of, note any cracks or moisture) Septic tank/sewer Stairs (condition of, both interior and exterior) Well/pump and water lines Lot drainage/slope/vegetation Outbuildings (detached garage, sheds, etc.) Condition of doors/windows for outbuildings and locking mechanisms Neighboring Lot drainage Interior doors Interior walls Interior windows, if any Ceilings Cabinetry (kitchen/bath/other) Insulations (walls, roof: include R value if known) Attic (including insulation) Attic fan, ventilation Floors and flooring Ventilation (air exchanger, bathroom fan, if any) Heating and cooling system (note age, operability, condition. Also note any maintenance records) Automatic temperature gauge, if any (note age, operability, condition) Plumbing System Hot Water heater (note type, age, condition, operability. Also note any maintenance records) Oil tank, if any (note age, condition, operability. Also note any maintenance records) Electrical system (note type, age, condition, operability) Appliances (note presence of, age, operability and maintenance records, if any) Electrical outlets (specifically note presence of GFI outlets in necessary areas of home) Fireplaces (condition of flue, damper, presence of chimney caps, condition of surround and interior) Overall structural integrity of house Alarm system (note presence of, type, age, condition, operability) Any evidence of mold? Any evidence of fire? © Copyright 2013 Docstoc Inc. Needs attention
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