Free home inspection checklist

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FREE DIY Home Inspection Checklist

 *Denotes a hazardous condition which is suggested to be evaluated by a professional of this trade.

 *Denotes a condition which in and of itself requires a professionals second opinion or troubleshooting or further information / discovery.

General Comments

The bathroom was remodeled. Request documentation or permits for any work performed. (*DIY TIP: Check for a building permit)

(*Additional pages can be printed from our website for individual bathrooms)

Electrical

Switches
  •  Switches are verified and functional
  •  Unable to verify switch operation  (*DIY TIP: Have contractor evaluate)
  •  Damaged switches observe  (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard)
  •  Upside-down switches observed
Receptacles
  •  The receptacles are functional
  •  There are receptacles which do not operate   (*DIY TIP: Have contractor evaluate)
  •  There are receptacles which are scorched  (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard)
  •  There are receptacles which are cracked  (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard)
  •  There are receptacles which are not switched (1/2 hot required when there are no lights)
  •  AFCI receptacles still “ON” when breaker tripped where applicable  (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard)
  •  GFCI receptacles needed / required  (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard)
  •  GFCI receptacles defective  (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard)
Luminaries
  •  Ceiling lights are functional
  •  Ceiling lights with non operational light bulbs
  •  Ceiling lights with missing / damaged globes
  •  Added recessed light fixtures  (*DIY TIP: Check for a building permit)
  •  Loose recessed light fixtures
Wiring / Conduit
  •  Open junction boxes / exposed wires  (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard)
  •  Electrical conduit installed and is not secured
  •  Exposed non metallic wiring AKA romex  (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard)
Toilet
  •  The toilet was functional
  •  The toilet is not low flow
  •  The toilet runs continually
  •  The toilet bowl / tank / base is cracked
  •  The toilet is loose at the tank / floor
  •  The toilet does not flush properly
Sink
  •  The bathroom sink is Okay (Double L / R)
  •  The bathroom sink is cracked (Double L / R)
  •  The bathroom sink needs caulking between sink and countertop (Double L / R)
  •  The bathroom sink is rusted (Double L / R)
  •  The bathroom sink is chipped (Double L / R)
Faucet
  •  The faucet is okay (Double L / R)
  •  The faucet drips (Double L / R)
  •  The faucet leaks at the stem (Double L / R)
  •  The faucet is non functional (Double L / R)
  •  The faucet is loose (Double L / R)
  •  The faucet only provides hot / cold water (Double L / R)  (*DIY TIP: Have contractor evaluate)
  •  The hot and cold water lines are reversed (Double L / R)
Drain / Trap
  •  The drain trap is okay (Double L / R)
  •  The drain trap is corroded as if to suggest a current or prior leak (Double L / R)
  •  The drain trap is an “S” trap (Double L / R)  (*DIY TIP: Have contractor evaluate)
  •  The drain trap arm is too long / too short to weir (Double L / R)  (*DIY TIP: Have contractor evaluate)
  •  Crown venting is noted here (Double L / R)
Angle-stops and connectors
  •  The angel stop is okay (Double L / R)
  •  The angel stop is / are corroded (Double L / R)
  •  The angel stop is leaking hot / cold (Double L / R)  (*DIY TIP: Have contractor evaluate)
  •  The angel stop is missing a handle hot / cold (Double L / R)
Ventilation Fan
  •  The ventilation fan is operational
  •  The ventilation fan is noisy  (*DIY TIP: Have contractor evaluate)
  •  The ventilation fan is non operational  (*DIY TIP: Have contractor evaluate)
  •  The ventilation fan is loose at the ceiling
  •  The ventilation fan is missing the cover
  •  The ventilation fan needs to be cleaned
Bathtub / Shower enclosure
  •  The Bathtub / Shower enclosure is functional 
  •  The Bathtub / Shower enclosure chipped / cracked
  •  The Bathtub / Shower enclosure drains slowly  (*DIY TIP: Have contractor evaluate)
  •  The Bathtub / Shower enclosure leaks
  •  The Bathtub / Shower enclosure water valves leak    (*DIY TIP: Have contractor evaluate)
  •  The Bathtub / Shower enclosure water valves are reversed  (*DIY TIP: Have contractor evaluate)
  •  The Bathtub / Shower enclosure water valves were non operational hot / cold side  (*DIY TIP: Have contractor evaluate)
  •  The Bathtub / Shower enclosure produce low water volume hot / cold side  (*DIY TIP: Have contractor evaluate)
  •  The Bathtub / Shower enclosure water valve(s) / handle(s) are loose 
  •  The Bathtub / Shower enclosure water valve handle is missing
  •  The Bathtub / Shower enclosure door is missing / damaged / off track
  •  The Bathtub / Shower enclosure is heavily worn including chips and cracks in fiberglass
  •  The Bathtub / Shower enclosure have missing / cracked tile
  •  The Bathtub / Shower enclosure needs caulking throughout
  •  The tile shower pan leaks  (*DIY TIP: Have contractor evaluate)
Hydromassage Bathtub
  •  The hydromassage bathtub jets were functional
  •  The hydromassage bathtub is not installed on a solid substrate  (*DIY TIP: Have contractor evaluate)
  •  The hydromassage bathtub does not possess a GROUND FAULT for protection  (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard)
  •  The hydromassage bathtub GROUND FAULT is defective  (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard)
  •  The hydromassage bathtub is not on a dedicated circuit  (*DIY TIP: Have contractor evaluate)
  •  The GROUND FAULT is too far from the hydromassage bathtub  (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard)
  •  The hydromassage bathtub is not bonded  (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard)
  •  The hydromassage bathtub air switch is non functional  (*DIY TIP: Have contractor evaluate)
  •  The hydromassage bathtub air switch is temperamental
  •  The hydromassage bathtub jets low volume  (*DIY TIP: Have contractor evaluate)
  •  Eyeballs missing
  •  The hydromassage bathtub jets are non functional  (*DIY TIP: Have contractor evaluate)
  •  The hydromassage bathtub is leaking at supply lines  (*DIY TIP: Have contractor evaluate)
  •  The hydromassage bathtub was added  (*DIY TIP: Check for a building permit)
Vanity
  •  The vanity was functional
  •  The vanity was missing
  •  The vanity was added
  •  The vanity was missing doors
  •  The vanity was missing countertop
  •  There is no backsplash
  •  Damaged countertop

Bathrooms FREE DIY Home Inspection Checklist

As a professional home inspector I have to say, the number one room most remodeled is the bathroom. It stands to reason, being that they are generally small and manageable financially. Having said that, as an inspector the changes to plumbing, fixtures and shower enclosures and bathtub requires you to be more diligent in your inspection. Furthermore, having a checklist like the FREE DIY home inspection checklist will assist you in your thorough investigation. 

Home inspection just like the Pros

Although inspecting a home without proper tools may not achieve the same results. We always suggest shower pans be tested thoroughly with a special tool and bathtubs be filled and drained. The use of thermography is essential not only for 2 story buildings but even for one story buildings. Professional inspectors can assist you in testing the shower pans if you do not have the correct equipment.

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Bathrooms FREE DIY Home Inspection Checklist
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Bathrooms FREE DIY Home Inspection Checklist
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We've developed this worksheet to help guide even the greenest of homeowners through an entire home inspection.
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