Home Inspection Checklist


The home inspection checklist is designed to give the real estate agent or prospective purchaser a systematic inspection report on the findings of any readily accessible major flaws or deficiencies in the significant components and systems of a home. It is not designed to, nor does it profess to facilitate; detection of all flaws, problems or occurrences that might exist in any given home.

General home inspection: List of items inspected

– Structural Elements.
Construction of walls, ceilings, floors, roof and foundation.

– Exterior Evaluation.
Wall covering, landscaping, grading, elevation, drainage, driveways, fences, sidewalks, fascia, trim, doors, windows, lights and exterior receptacles.

– Roof and Attic.
Framing, ventilation, type of roof construction, flashing and gutters. It does not include a guarantee of roof condition or a roof certification.

– Plumbing.
Identification of pipe materials used for potable, drain, waste and vent pipes, including condition of toilets, showers, sinks, faucets and traps. It does not include a sewer inspection.

– Systems and Components.
Water heaters, furnaces, air conditioning, duct work, chimney and fireplace.

– Electrical.
Main panel, circuit breakers, types of wiring, grounding, exhaust fans, receptacles, ceiling fans and light fixtures.

– Appliances.
Dishwasher, range and oven, built-in microwaves, garbage disposal and, yes, even smoke detectors.

– Garage.
Slab, walls, ceiling, vents, entry, firewall, garage door, openers, lights, receptacles, exterior, windows and roof.

Additional Services

  • Radon in Air Inspection
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Lead / Radon-in-Well Water
  • Well Water Quality
  • Wood Destroying Organisms
  • Mould Sampling