Structural Systems:
Foundation Performance Opinion
Roof Covering & Structure
Attic Inspection (Structure & Ventilation)
Fireplace & Chimney
All Doors & Windows

Plumbing System:
Exterior Water Hose Faucets
All Interior Faucets & Fixtures
Static Water Pressure
Laundry Connections
Drains, Waste & Vents
Water Heaters (gas or electric)

 

Electrical Systems:
Main Panel Box & All Sub Panels
Service Entry Wires & System Capacity
All Visible Branch Wiring
All Accessible Plugs
All Fixtures

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning:
Gas or Electric Heating Equipment
Air Conditioning (indoor & outdoor units)
Ductwork
Ceiling and/or Floor Registers
Temperature Differential

Appliances:
Dishwashers & Disposals 
Ovens & Cooktops
Microwaves
Trash Compactors
Bathroom Fans & Heaters
Garage Door Openers
Dryer Vents

These Items are Inspected in a Standard Home Inspection

Optional Systems:
Sprinkler Systems
Pools & Spas
Septic Systems
Wells

Home Inspection Checklist

Item

Notes

Good

Avg.

Suspect

Poor

Roof

         

Chimney

         

Soffit / Fascia

         

Gutters

         

Claddings

Brick

       
 

Wood

       
 

Vinyl

       

Windows

Wood

       
 

Metal

       
 

Plastic

       

Doors

Wood

       
 

Metal

       

Decks

         

Porches

         

Lot Area

         

Heating

Gas

       
 

Electric

       

AC / Heat Pump

         

Plumbing

Copper

       
 

Galvanized

       
 

Lead

       
 

Plastic

       

Electric

Co or Al

       
 

60 100 150 200

       
 

Plugs

       
 

Fixtures

       

Floors

Carpet

       
 

Wood

       
 

Vinyl

       
 

Ceramic

       

Walls

Drywall

       
 

Plaster

       
 

Wood Panel

       

Ceilings

Drywall

       
 

Plaster

       
 

Wood Panel

       

Bathrooms

Fixtures

       
 

Tub Area

       

Kitchen

Fixtures

       
 

Appliances

       
 

Cabinets

       
 

Counters

       

Fireplace

         

Skylights

         

Foundations

Slab

       
 

Pier & Beam

       

Basement

Finished

       
 

Dampness

       

Attic

Structure

       
 

Insulation

       
 

Ventilation

       

Other

         
           
           
           


The standard checklist below is provided by the American Home Inspector Directory. It does not represent all of the items covered by our inspectors during an inspection, but it can serve as a simple guide for buyers and sellers to help understand the major items that will be inspected.

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