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Home Inspection ChecklistAddress:Date:Note: This checklist is for personal use only. It should not be used in place of an official home inspection. This list may not be comprehensive. Contact a qualified ASHI certified home inspector for an official inspection.M - missing, S - scratched, D - damaged, B - broken, R - repair/replace, W - Water Damage, L - LeakingExteriorGoodOKBadRoofGoodOKBadBack DoorsChimneyDeck, porch, patioGutters and downspoutsDoorbellSoffits and fasciaDrivewayWhen was it replaced last? Are there encroaching trees?Front DoorsNotes:Garage DoorsGarbage receptacleHouse numberMailboxOutdoor lightsGarageGoodOKBadPaint and trimCeilingParkingDoorsRecycling receptacleFloorsSidewalksLightsSiding (brick/stone/cement)StorageTraffic noiseWallsWindowsWindowsAre things loose, cracked, damaged, rotted, bug infested?Is the garage door opener operating properly??Notes:Notes:YardGoodOKBadFireplaceGoodOKBadDrainageBlockages?Fences and gatesCarbon Monoxide DetectorRetaining wallMantleShedSootSprinklersTilesSwimming poolAny buildup inside? Damage where connected to roof?Trees, shrubs and lawn dead, dying or bug infested?Notes:Notes:BathroomsBathroom 1Bathroom 2?Bathroom 3??GoodOKBadGoodOKBad?GoodOKBadBaseboardsCabinets, shelves, & drawersCeilingCounterDoorsFloorsGFCI outletLightsMirrorOutlets and switchesSinkToiletTowel hookTrimTub and showerWallsWindowFixtures secure? Condition of tiles and calking? Leaks or water pressure issues? Mold? Drawers and cabinets working?Notes:BedroomsBedroom 1?Bedroom 2?Bedroom 3GoodOKBad?GoodOKBad?GoodOKBadBaseboardsCeilingClosetDoorsFloorsLightsOutlets and switchesTrimWallsWindowsCheck ceilings for sloping and/or water damage. Are floors weak in places? Damaged windows or window screens??Notes:Dining RoomGoodOKBadLiving RoomGoodOKBadBaseboardsBaseboardsCeilingCeilingFloorsCeiling fanLightsDoorsOutlets and switchesFloorsTrimLightsWallsOutlets and switchesWindowsTrimWall damage? Sloping ceiling? Weak floors?WallsNotes:WindowsWall damage? Sloping ceiling? Weak floors?Notes:KitchenGoodOKBadBaseboardsCabinets and drawersDenGoodOKBadCeilingBaseboardsCounterCeilingDishwasherCeiling fanFloorsDoorsGarbage DisposalFloorsGFCI outletLightsLightsOutlets and switchesOutlets and switchesTrimOvenWallsRefrigeratorWindowsSinkWall damage? Sloping ceiling? Weak floors?Smoke DetectorsNotes:StoveTrimWallsWindowsLeaking sink or appliances? Cabinet & drawer condition?Notes:AtticGoodOKBadHallwaysGoodOKBadInsulationBaseboardsLadderCeilingVentilationClosetsLeaks, water damage, mold? Sufficient insulation?FloorsNotes:LightsOutlets and switchesSkylightsTrimWallsBasementGoodOKBadWall damage? Sloping ceiling? Weak floors?BaseboardsNotes:CeilingDoorsFloorsFoundationLightsStairsGoodOKBadOutlets and switchesFloorsStairsLandingStorageLightsSump pumpRailingTrimTreadsWallsWallsWasher and dryerWeak stairs? Railings available and secure?WindowsNotes:Damp, musty or moldy? Beam damage? Bugs??Notes:UtilitiesGoodOKBadAir conditioningOtherGoodOKBadCircuit breakersAsbestosDrainageOdorFurnaceWood-eating insectsHot water heaterSmoke and carbon monoxide detectors in place?Main electrical panelNotes:Water pressureFunctioning properly? Are they new or old?Notes:

What should I look for when buying a home? What Types of Home Inspections Can a Buyer Do? Chimney Inspections. Some older chimneys don't have flue liners, or the interior brickwork might be crumbling. ... Electrical Inspections. ... Lead-Based Paint. ... Heating and Air Conditioning. ... Wood Damage. ... Foundation Inspections. ... Pool and Spa Inspections. ... Roof Inspections. ... Sewer or Septic System. ... Soil Stability. ... More items...What are some things to consider when buying a house?