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The Home Inspection Man

(888) 690-6903 

www.HomeInspectionMan.com

www.TheHomeInspectionMan.com

2156 Deep Water Ln                                                                                                              Naperville, IL, United States 60564

 

 

BUYER’S CHECK LIST                      USE THIS LIST WHEN YOU LOOK AT HOUSES

 

Lots and grounds

 

Driveway:____    Walks:____   Steps/Stoops:____   Porch:____   Patio:____

 

Deck:____    Balcony:____    Grading:____    Swale:____    Vegetation:____

 

Window Wells:____    Retaining Walls:____    Stairwell:____   Landscaping:____

 

 

Exterior Surface

 

Condition:____    Trim:____    Fascia:____    Soffits:____    Downspouts:____

 

Leader/Extension:____   Entry Doors:____    Windows:____     Window Screens:____

 

Crawlspace Vents:____    Exterior Lighting:____    Receptacles: ____   Exterior Electrical____

 

Hose Bibs:____    Gas Meter: ____    Main Gas Valve:____    Door Bell: ____

 

 

Roof

 

Material:____   Condition:____    Approximate Age:____   Flashing: ____    Valleys:____

 

Skylights:____    Plumbing Vents:____    Electrical Mast:____    Gutters: ____    Chimney:____

 

Flue/Flue Cap:____    Chimney Flashing: ____

 

 

Attic

 

Access:____   Roof Framing:____     Sheathing:____    Ventilation:____    Insulation:____

 

Attic Fan:____    House Fan:____    Wiring/Lighting:____    Bathroom Venting: ____

 

 

 

 

Garage

 

Service Doors:____    Exterior Doors:____    Garage Doors:____    Door Operation:____

 

Door Opener:____    Windows:____    Ceiling:____    Walls:____    Floor/Foundation:____

 

Floor Drain:____    Lighting & Switches:____    Sink/Basin:____    Plumbing:____

 

Electrical:____    Smoke Detector:____    Heating:____

 

 

 

Basement

 

Ceiling:____    Walls:____    Floor:____    Floor Drain:____    Doors:____    Windows:____

 

Closet:____    Lighting & Switches ____    Electrical: ____    HVAC Source:____

 

Insulation:____    Sump Pump:____    Moisture Entry:____    Stairs/Railings:____

 

 

Crawlspace

 

Access:____    Moisture Entry:____    Moisture/Vapor Barrier: ____    Ventilation:____

 

Insulation:____    Sump Pump:____    Electrical: ____    HVAC Source:____

 

 

Structure

 

Foundation:____    Differential Movement:____    Beams:____    Bearing Walls:____

 

Joists/Trusses:____    Piers/Posts:____    Floor/Slab____  Subfloor:____

 

 

Air Conditioning and Heat Pump

 

Electrical Disconnect:____    Visible Coil:____    Refrigerant Lines:____  Condensate line____

 

Age: ____    Manufacturer:____    Temp differential:____    Operation:____     Distribution:____

 

 

Heating System

 

Operation:____    Manufacturer:____     Unit Condition:____    Type:____    Electrical:____

 

Age:____    Fuel Type:____    Gas Service line:____    Heat Exchanger:____    Blower:____

 

Filter:____    Distribution:____    Draft Control:____    Flue Pipe:____    Thermostats:____

 

 

Fireplace

 

Construction____    Type:____    Operation:____    Electrical:____    Gas Service Line

 

Fireplace Insert:____    Smoke Chamber:____    Flue:____    Damper:____    Hearth:____

 

 

 

 

 

Water Heater

 

Operation:____    Manufacturer:____    Unit Condition:____    Electrical:____    Disconnect:____

 

Service lines/Connections:____    Type:____    Age:____    Draft Control:____    Flue Pipe:____

 

TPRV and Drain Tube:____    Gas Service line:____    Burner:____

 

 

Plumbing

 

Main Service Line:____    Main Water Shutoff:____     Water Lines:____    Pressure:____

 

Drain Pipes:____    Service Caps:____

 

 

Electrical

 

Manufacturer:____    Service Size Amps:____    Service Wire:____    Circuit Wiring:____

 

Aluminum Wiring:____    Ground:____    Panel Box Condition:____    Main Breaker Size:____

 

Breakers/Fuses:____    Smoke detector____

 

 

Kitchens

 

Cooking Appliances:____    Ventilator:____    Disposal:____    Dishwasher:____

 

Trash Compactor:____    Refrigerator:____    Microwave:____    Sink:____    Faucets:____

 

Plumbing:____  Shut off Valves:____  Lighting & Switches:____  Electrical:____   Counters____

 

Cabinets:____     Pantry: ____    Ceiling:____    Walls:____     Floor:____    Doors:____

 

Windows:____    HVAC Source:____

 

 

Bathrooms

 

Doors:____    Closet:____   Ceiling:____     Walls:____    Floor:____    Windows:____

 

Lighting & Switches:____    Electrical:____    Vanity:____    Sink/Basin:____  Plumbing:____

 

Tub/Shower Surround:____ Toilets:____     HVAC Source:____    Ventilation:____

 

 

Bedrooms

 

Closet:____    Ceiling:____    Walls:____    Floors:____    Doors:____    Windows:____

 

Lighting & Switches:____    Electrical:____     HVAC Source:____ Smoke Detector:____

 

 

Living Spaces

 

Closet: ____    Ceiling:____    Walls:____    Floor:____    Doors:____    Windows:____

 

Stairway:____    Lighting & Switches:____     Electrical:____    HVAC Source: ____

 

 

 

Laundry Room/Areas

 

Closet:____     Ceiling:____     Walls: ____    Floor: ____    Door: ____     Windows:____

 

Lighting & Switches: ____    Electrical:____    HVAC Source:____     Laundry Tub:____

 

Washer Hose Bib:____    Dryer Vent:____    Dryer Gas Line:____    Washer Drain:____

 

 

 

The Home Inspection Man

(888) 690-6903 

www.HomeInspectionMan.com

www.TheHomeInspectionMan.com

2156 Deep Water Ln Ste 106                                                                                                                                         Naperville, IL, United States 60564

 

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