home inspections in metairie la

Home Inspection Checklist to Discuss With Your Inspector

Here’s a preliminary home inspection checklist for home buyers to discuss with your Inspector before the Home Inspection. You see so many homes it’s difficult to remember all of the details; take this home inspection checklist with you when you go house hunting to keep track of details to help you evaluate the homes on your short list.

 

This checklist is not a substitute for a home inspection conducted by an ISHI Certified Inspector. However, it can also be used to bring up areas of concern to the home seller, your agent or your home inspector.

Address_________________________________________________

Asking Price______________________Taxes__________________

Bid Price (My Offer) ________________ Lot Size______________

School District___________________________________________

Year Built_____________House Style________________________

No. of Bedrooms_____ No. Of Bathrooms_____ Sq. Ft._________

Amenities________________________________________________

Real Estate Agent’s Name__________________________________

Real Estate Agent’s Tel No._____________FAX No.____________

Date________Comments________

EXTERIOR

Land Grading Satisfactory___ Low Spots___ Needs Regarding___

Landscaping Good___ Fair___ Poor___ Privacy Good___ Fair___ Poor___

Driveway Good___ Fair___ Poor___ Walkways Good___ Fair___ Poor___

Garage Good___ Fair___ Poor___ Attached___ Detached ___ No. Cars___

Decks Good___ Fair___ Poor___ Patios Good___ Fair___ Poor___

Porches Good___ Fair___ Poor___

Retaining Walls Good___ Fair___ Poor___

Roof (Type) Asphalt Shingles___ Slate___ Tile___ Cedar___ Other___

Roof (Condition) Good___ Fair___ Poor___ Sags___

Roof Leaders & Gutters Good___ Fair___ Poor___

Chimney Good___ Fair___ Poor___ Not Plumb___

Exterior Facades (Type) Wood Siding___ Aluminum Siding___ Vinyl Siding___

Stucco___ Stone___ Brick___ Wood Shingles___ Asbestos Cement Shingles___

Exterior Facades (Condition) Good___ Fair___ Poor___ Bulges___

Exterior Trim Good___ Fair___ Poor___

Windows (Type) Single Glazed___ Double Glazed___

Windows (Condition) Good___ Fair___ Poor___

Exterior Doors Good___ Fair___ Poor___

Comments _______________________________________________________

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INTERIOR

Ceilings (Type) Sheetrock___ Plaster___ Paneling___ Acoustic Tiles___ Tin ___

Ceilings (Condition) Good___ Fair___ Poor___ Evidence Of Water Damage___

Cracks___ Peeling Paint___ Needs Repainting___

Walls (Type) Sheetrock___ Plaster___ Paneling___ Wallpaper___

Walls (Condition) Good___ Fair___ Poor___ Cracks___ Peeling Paint___

Needs Repainting___ Needs Removal of Wallpaper___

Needs Removal of Paneling___ Evidence of Water Damage_____________

Floors (Type) Hardwood___ Ceramic Tile___ Marble Tile___ Vinyl___ Carpet___

Slate___ Other___

Floors (Condition) Good___ Fair___ Poor___ Squeaks___ Uneven___

Closets Adequate___ Inadequate___

Window Treatments Included___ Not Included___ Good___ Fair___ Poor___

Built-In Furniture Included___ Not Included___ Good___ Fair___ Poor___

Ceiling Fixtures Included___ Not Included___ Good___ Fair___ Poor___

Doors Good___ Fair___ Poor___

Source of Heat in Each Room Yes___ No___

Source of Air-Conditioning in Each Room Yes___ No___

Comments _____________________________________________________

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KITCHEN

General Condition Good___ Fair___ Poor___ Needs Remodeling ___

Appliances Good___ Fair___ Poor___ Exclusions ______________________

Cabinets & Counters Adequate___ Inadequate___ Good___ Fair___ Poor___

Pantry Space Good___ Fair___ Poor___ Eat In Kitchen ___

Comments ___________________________________________________

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BATHROOMS

Number Full___ Half___ Condition Good___ Fair___ Poor___ Remodel ___

Fixtures Good___ Fair___ Poor___ Faucets Good___ Fair___ Poor___

Cabinets Good___ Fair___ Poor___ Jacuzzi___ Steam Shower___

Wall Tile Good___ Fair___ Poor___

Fiberglass Enclosures Good___ Fair___ Poor___ Re-tile___

Comments ___________________________________________________

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LAUNDRY

Condition Good___ Fair___ Poor___ Exclusions______________________

Comments_____________________________________________________

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ATTIC

Type Walk-up___ Access via Hatch___ Room for Storage___

Insulation Adequate___ Inadequate___

Ventilation Adequate___ Inadequate___

Evidence Of Past Water Intrusion No___ Yes (Location)_______________

Roof Structure Good___ Fair___ Poor___ Cracked Structure___ Sags___

Comments ___________________________________________________

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 BASEMENT

Type Full___ Partial___ Crawl___ Room For Storage___

Foundation Walls Good___ Fair___ Poor___ Cracks___ Bulges___

Basement Structure Good___ Fair___ Poor___ Cracked Structure___

Sags___ Water/Insect Damage___

Evidence Of Past Water Intrusion No___ Yes (Location)_______________

Sump Pump___ Dehumidifier___

Comments ___________________________________________________

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Service to House Overhead___ Underground___

Amperage 30___ 60___ 100___ 125___ 150___ 200___

Voltage 110___ 110/220___ Service Panel Circuit Breakers___ Fuses___

Electrical Outlets Adequate___ Inadequate___

Lighting Good___ Fair___ Poor___ Exclusions ________________________

Comments ______________________________________________________

PLUMBING SYSTEM

Source of Water Municipal___ Community___ Private Well___

Private Well Pump, Pressure Tank Good___ Fair___ Poor___

Water Pressure Adequate___ Inadequate___

Domestic Hot Water Source Separate Tank___ Oil Fired___ Gas Fired___

Electric___ Integral with Space Heating System___

Domestic Hot Water Condition Good___ Fair___ Poor___ Aged___

Water Pipes Copper___ Brass___ Steel___ Lead___ Plastic___

Water Pipe Condition Good___ Fair___ Poor___ Leaks___ Asbestos___

Drainage, Waste, Vent Pipes Copper___ Cast Iron___ Steel___ Plastic___

Drainage, Waste, Vent Pipe Condition Good___ Fair___ Poor___

Sanitary Waste Disposal Municipal___ Community___ Private___

Comments ______________________________________________________

HEATING SYSTEM

System Type Steam___ Warm Air___ Hot Water___ Hydroaire___

Heat Pump___ Electric Resistance Heaters___

System Fuel Oil___ Natural Gas___ Propane Gas___ Electric___

System Condition Good___ Fair___ Poor___ Aged___

Number of Systems/Zones 1___ 2___ 3___ 4___ 5___ 6___ Other___

Oil Tank Visible___ Buried___

Piping/Duct Condition Good___ Fair___ Poor___ Leaks___

Duct Condition Good___ Fair___ Poor___

Evidence of Asbestos Insulation on Pipes/Ducts Yes___ No___

Heating Source Radiators___ Heating Baseboards___ Heating Registers___

Fireplaces Masonry___ Prefabricated___ Good___ Fair___ Poor___

Comments ____________________________________________________

AIR-CONDITIONING

System Type Central___ Window/Wall Units___

System Condition Good___ Fair___ Poor___ Aged___

Number of Systems/Zones 1___ 2___ 3___ 4___ 5___ 6___ Other___

Duct Condition Good___ Fair___ Poor___ Asbestos___

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