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What’s Included in a Home Inspection

A home inspection report provides written documentation of material defects discovered in the inspected building’s systems and components which, in the opinion of the inspector, are safety hazards, are not functioning properly, or appear to be at the ends of their service lives. The report may include the inspector’s recommendations for correction and further evaluation.

Exterior

Exterior (grounds, roof, chimney, doors, windows)

  • Exterior doors
  • Windows
  • Chimney, spark arrestor, and cap
  • Grounds; gates, retaining walls, soils, drainage, landscaping, driveway, sidewalks
  • Decks, patios, porches, balconies, and related covers
  • Stairs, handrails, guardrails
  • Wall surface and related components
  • Roof; roof covering material, flashings/ penetrations, skylights, gutters and downspouts

Interior

Interior (fireplace, chimney, Bathrooms, laundry, kitchen, interior doors, walls, ceilings, floors, stairs, handrails, guardrails)

  • Fireplace and Chimney
    • Fireplace condition and proper operation
    • Damper operation
    • Hearth extension, condition and appropriate size
  • Bathrooms; counters, cabinets, floors, sinks, toilets, bathtubs, showers, and ventilation
  • Laundry; utility source, dryer duct
  • Kitchen; Counters, cabinets, sinks, garbage disposal, dishwasher, range/ cooktop, Exhaust hood, trash compactor, and microwave
  • Interior doors
  • Windows and skylights
  • Walls, ceilings, floors
  • Stairs, handrails, guardrails

Electrical

Electrical System

  • Service Entrance Conductor (S.E.C.) and related components
  • Main and sub electrical panels and related components
  • Wiring, Conduit, and related components
  • Receptacles, switches, lighting, and related components
  • Exterior electrical components
  • Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors

Plumbing

Plumbing System

  • Water supply service/ main
  • Water supply lines and related components
  • Drain lines, waste lines, and vent lines
  • Fuel gas lines and related components
  • Faucets, fixtures, and hose bibs
  • Water supply functional flow and proper drainage

Water Heater

  • Description
  • Exhaust flue
  • Combustion air
  • Electrical
  • Emergency drain pan
  • Temperature and Pressure Relief valve and drain line
  • Seismic straps

Crawlspace

Crawlspace, Foundation, Basement

  • Accessibility and hatch size
  • Floor framing structure
  • Wood separation from soil
  • Floor insulation
  • Appropriate ventilation
  • Foundation condition
  • Foundation anchoring and cripple walls
  • Basement; exterior door, windows, stairs, and associated areas

Garage

Garage, Carport

  • Attached garage-house door and related components
  • Exterior door
  • Vehicle door, automatic opener, and safety reverse mechanism
  • Interior, walls, ceiling, floor
  • Appropriate fire separation
  • Detached garage, carport structure
  • Detached garage exterior
  • Detached garage roof

Attic

Attic, interior roof

  • Roof framing structure
  • Ceiling insulation
  • Appropriate ventilation
  • Vent screens
  • Exhaust ducts
  • Accessibility, size of attic hatch
  • Attic fan

HVAC

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

  • Description
  • Heating equipment condition and proper operation
  • Cooling equipment condition and proper operation
  • Energy source and connections
  • Air filter
  • Combustion air
  • Exhaust flue

DISCLAIMER:

All results will vary depending on the type of structure, accessibility of areas and components, and condition of the equipment at the time of the inspection. The following comments and/ or deficiencies may or may not pertain to your structure. The home inspection will be completed within the C.R.E.I.A. (California Real Estate Inspectors Association) Standards of Practice. This document is not legally binding and shall not be referred to as a checklist for your home inspection.

 

What’s Included in a Home Inspection March 12, 2015

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