Home inspection: Checklist #3

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Editor's note: This information is adaptedfrom the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's ResidentialRehabilitation Inspection Guide, 2000. Clickhere for other stories and checklists in this series.

Inspection checklist

3- Building Interior

DATA CONDITION/NEEDED REPAIRS
Basement/crawl space  
Floor height  
Floor material  
Wall material  
Insulating materials  
 
Interior spaces  
Room  
Dimensions Height  
Ceiling/wall material(s)  
Floor material  
Door size(s)  
Window size(s)  
Closet size(s)  
Trim  
No. 120 volt outlets 240 volt  
Heat source  
Skylights  
   
Room  
Dimensions Height  
Ceiling/wall material(s)  
Floor material  
Door size(s)  
Window size(s)  
Closet size(s)  
Trim  
No. 120 volt outlets 240 volt  
Heat source  
Skylights  
   
Room  
Dimensions Height  
Ceiling/wall material(s)  
Floor material  
Door size(s)  
Window size(s)  
Closet size(s)  
Trim  
No. 120 volt outlets 240 volt  
Heat source  
Skylights  
   
Room  
Dimensions Height  
Ceiling/wall material(s)  
Floor material  
Door size(s)  
Window size(s)  
Closet size(s)  
Trim  
No. 120 volt outlets 240 volt  
Heat source  
Skylights  
   
Room  
Dimensions Height  
Ceiling/wall material(s)  
Floor material  
Door size(s)  
Window size(s)  
Closet size(s)  
Trim  
No. 120 volt outlets 240 volt  
Heat source  
Skylights  
 
Bathroom  
Dimensions Height  
Ceiling/wall material(s)  
Floor/wall material  
Window size(s)  
Closet size(s)  
Heat source  
120 volt outlets GFCI protected?  
  Replace Retain  
Lavatory      
Toilet      
Tub/shower      
Ventilation source  
 
Kitchen  
Dimensions Height  
Ceiling/wall material(s)  
Floor covering  
Window size(s)  
Counter space, l.f.  
Undercounter cabinets, l.f.  
Overhead cabinets, l.f.  
Heat source  
No. of 120 volt outlets  
Separate 120 volt, 20 amp. refrig. outlet?  
240 volt range outlet?  
Gas outlet?  
  Replace Retain  
Dishwasher (20 amp.)      
Disposal (20 amp.)      
Exhaust fan      
Other      
 
Storage spaces  
Location Size  
Location Size  
Location Size  
Location Size  
 
Stairs/hallway  
Ceiling/wall material  
Floor material  
Three-way light control?  
Smoke detector?  
Handrail height  
Railing height  
Tread/riser dim.  
Stair width Head room  
Structural integrity  
 
Laundry/utility room  
Ceiling/wall material  
Floor covering  
Plumbing connections adequate?  
Dryer vent?  
  Replace Retain  
Laundry tub  
Floor drain present?  
  Replace Retain  
Washer      
Dryer      
240 volt outlet?  
Gas outlet?  
 
Fireplace flues  
Opening Location Size Depth  
         
         
 
Attic  
Height of highest point  
Means of access  
Ventilation, clear area   (s.f.)  
Signs of roof leakage  
Type of insulation Depth  
 
Whole building thermal efficiency tests  
Conduct pressurization test?  
Scan interior for heat loss?  
 
Sound transmission control  
Conduct sound transmission tests?  
 
Asbestos  
Evidence of asbestos?  
 
Lead  
Evidence of lead-based paint?  
Water test conducted?  
 
Radon  
Radon test conducted?  
 
Tornado room  
Requires structural inspection?  

Editor's note: This information is adaptedfrom the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's ResidentialRehabilitation Inspection Guide, 2000. Clickhere for other stories and checklists in this series.

Inspection checklist

3- Building Interior

DATA CONDITION/NEEDED REPAIRS
Basement/crawl space  
Floor height  
Floor material  
Wall material  
Insulating materials  
 
Interior spaces  
Room  
Dimensions Height  
Ceiling/wall material(s)  
Floor material  
Door size(s)  
Window size(s)  
Closet size(s)  
Trim  
No. 120 volt outlets 240 volt  
Heat source  
Skylights  
   
Room  
Dimensions Height  
Ceiling/wall material(s)  
Floor material  
Door size(s)  
Window size(s)  
Closet size(s)  
Trim  
No. 120 volt outlets 240 volt  
Heat source  
Skylights  
   
Room  
Dimensions Height  
Ceiling/wall material(s)  
Floor material  
Door size(s)  
Window size(s)  
Closet size(s)  
Trim  
No. 120 volt outlets 240 volt  
Heat source  
Skylights  
   
Room  
Dimensions Height  
Ceiling/wall material(s)  
Floor material  
Door size(s)  
Window size(s)  
Closet size(s)  
Trim  
No. 120 volt outlets 240 volt  
Heat source  
Skylights  
   
Room  
Dimensions Height  
Ceiling/wall material(s)  
Floor material  
Door size(s)  
Window size(s)  
Closet size(s)  
Trim  
No. 120 volt outlets 240 volt  
Heat source  
Skylights  
 
Bathroom  
Dimensions Height  
Ceiling/wall material(s)  
Floor/wall material  
Window size(s)  
Closet size(s)  
Heat source  
120 volt outlets GFCI protected?  
  Replace Retain  
Lavatory      
Toilet      
Tub/shower      
Ventilation source  
 
Kitchen  
Dimensions Height  
Ceiling/wall material(s)  
Floor covering  
Window size(s)  
Counter space, l.f.  
Undercounter cabinets, l.f.  
Overhead cabinets, l.f.  
Heat source  
No. of 120 volt outlets  
Separate 120 volt, 20 amp. refrig. outlet?  
240 volt range outlet?  
Gas outlet?  
  Replace Retain  
Dishwasher (20 amp.)      
Disposal (20 amp.)      
Exhaust fan      
Other      
 
Storage spaces  
Location Size  
Location Size  
Location Size  
Location Size  
 
Stairs/hallway  
Ceiling/wall material  
Floor material  
Three-way light control?  
Smoke detector?  
Handrail height  
Railing height  
Tread/riser dim.  
Stair width Head room  
Structural integrity  
 
Laundry/utility room  
Ceiling/wall material  
Floor covering  
Plumbing connections adequate?  
Dryer vent?  
  Replace Retain  
Laundry tub  
Floor drain present?  
  Replace Retain  
Washer      
Dryer      
240 volt outlet?  
Gas outlet?  
 
Fireplace flues  
Opening Location Size Depth  
         
         
 
Attic  
Height of highest point  
Means of access  
Ventilation, clear area   (s.f.)  
Signs of roof leakage  
Type of insulation Depth  
 
Whole building thermal efficiency tests  
Conduct pressurization test?  
Scan interior for heat loss?  
 
Sound transmission control  
Conduct sound transmission tests?  
 
Asbestos  
Evidence of asbestos?  
 
Lead  
Evidence of lead-based paint?  
Water test conducted?  
 
Radon  
Radon test conducted?  
 
Tornado room  
Requires structural inspection?  

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