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Inspection Outline

Structural Components

  • Foundation

  • Floors

  • Walls

  • Columns or piers

  • Ceilings

  • Roofs
















  • Wall cladding, flashings, and trims

  • Entry doors and windows

  • Garage door operators

  • Decks, balconies, stoops, steps, etc.

  • Eaves, soffits, and fascias

  • Driveways, patios, walkways, and retaining walls

  • Vegetation, grading, and drainage


  • Interior water supply and distribution system (pipes, faucets, etc.)

  • Interior drain, waste, and vent system

  • Hot water systems

  • Fuel Storage

  • Sump pumps


  • Main electrical and distribution panel

  • Branch circuit wire and breaker size

  • GFCI and AFCI protection

  • Outlet wiring

  • Switches, lights, fans, etc.

  • Smoke detectors and installed carbon monoxide alarms


  • Roof coverings

  • Roof drainage systems

  • Flashings

  • Skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations

  • Signs of any water intrusion


  • Heating equipment using normal operation controls

  • Chimneys, flues, and vents where readily visible

  • Fireplaces

  • Fans, ducts, air filters, etc.

  • Central air condition

  • Cooling and air handling equipment using normal operating controls


  • Walls, ceiling, and floors

  • Steps, stairways, balconies, and railings

  • Counters and built-in cabinets

  • Doors and windows

Insulation and Ventilation

  • Insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces

  • Ventilation of attics and foundation areas

  • Kitchen, bathroom, and laundry venting systems

Built-In Kitchen Appliances

  • Installed dishwashers through a complete cycle

  • Range, cook tops, and permanently installed ovens

  • Trash compactors

  • Garbage disposals

  • Vent hoods

  • Installed microwave ovens

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