Free home inspection checklist

STAIRS PAGE

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.

STAIRS

Stair Railing
  •  The stair railing was acceptable
  •  Openings in railing is wider than 6”  (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard)
  •  Railing is damaged  (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard)
  •  Loose railing  (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard)
  •  Balusters are loose  (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard)
  •  Low railing height (<34″)  (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard)
  •  Height of railing (too high >38″ )  (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard)
Stair Treads
  •  The stair treads were okay
  •  Treads are not uniform in their width  (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard)
  •  Not uniform in their tread projection  (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard)
  •  Are not uniform in their height  (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard)
  •  Loose stair treads were observed   (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard)

LAUNDRY

General Comments

Laundry area Location:    INTERIOR    EXTERIOR

Supply piping
  •  The supply piping is in acceptable condition
  •  Angle stop on the hot / cold side was corroded
  •  There were angle stop(s) hot / cold  leaking (*DIY TIP: Have contractor evaluate)
  •  Noted hot / cold water supply which were not functional  (*DIY TIP: Have contractor evaluate)
Waste
  •  Drain line was functional
  •  The drain line was blocked  (*DIY TIP: Have contractor evaluate)
Gas Supply
  •  The gas valve is okay
  •  Gas valve is leaking  (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard)
  •  Valve handle is damaged  (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard)

Electrical 

120v Supply
  •  The Receptacle is okay
  • Receptacle is not grounded  (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard) 
  •  Reversed polarity  (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard)
  •  Non operational  (*DIY TIP: Have contractor evaluate)
  •  Damaged plug  (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard)
  •  Cover plate is missing  (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard)
240v supply
  •  The 240 Receptacle is okay
  • Receptacle is not grounded  (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard)
  •  Non operational 240  (*DIY TIP: Have contractor evaluate) 
  •  Damaged 240 receptacle  (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard)
  •  Cover plate is missing  (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard)
Dryer Duct
  •  The dryer duct is okay
  •  Blocked duct  (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard)
  •  Duct is too long  (*DIY TIP: Have contractor evaluate)
  •  Not made of rigid metal  (*DIY TIP: Have contractor evaluate)
  •  Vents vertically with no clean out  (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard)
  •  Noted: duct has screws which penetrate the duct  (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard)
Cabinetry
  •  The cabinet is functional
  •  Damaged cabinet
  •  Not secured to the wall
  •  Doors or drawers are loose / need adjustment
  •  There are missing doors at the cabinet
Combustion / Make-up Air
  •  The combustion / make up air is okay
  •  Combustion / make up air is insufficient  (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard)
Room Ventilation
  •  The room ventilation is okay
  •  Ventilation fan non functional  (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard)
  •  Fan is noisy  (*DIY TIP: Have contractor evaluate)
  •  Very dirty vent fan  (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard)
  •  Noted loose / hanging from the ceiling  (*DIY TIP: Have contractor evaluate)
Washing Machine Pan
  •  The washing machine pan is okay
  •  Pan is damaged
  •  Machine pan is needed
  •  Test drain in floor
Laundry Sink
  •  The laundry sink faucet, sink and plumbing was functional
  •  Sink faucet was non functional  (*DIY TIP: Have contractor evaluate)
  •  Faucet hot / cold water is non functional  (*DIY TIP: Have contractor evaluate)
  • Plumbing leaks  (*DIY TIP: Have contractor evaluate)
  •  Hot and cold water lines are reversed (backwards)  (*DIY TIP: Have contractor evaluate)

Electrical

Switches
  • The 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
  • Non operational plugs  (*DIY TIP: Have contractor evaluate)
  •  Scorched plugs  (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard)
  •  Damaged plug  (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard)
  • Non switched plugs (1/2 hot required when there are no lights)  (*DIY TIP: Have contractor evaluate)
  •  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)
  •  Defective plugs  (*DIY TIP: This is a hazard)
Luminaries
  •  Ceiling lights are functional
  •  Lights with non operational light bulbs
  • Missing / damaged globes
  •  Added recessed light fixtures  (*DIY TIP: Check for a building permit)
  •  Loose recessed light fixtures

Electrical page Free DIY Home Inspection Checklist

Whether you’re a seasoned contractor professional or a die-hard DIYer, the free electrical DIY home inspection checklist will help guide you through just about any home inspection. Follow through step by step and see what the pros look for in the exact same manner. Although most inspectors charge hundreds of dollars to conduct a home inspection you can do yours for free with these lists provided. Not only will you be equipped with the same list that the professional inspectors use when they do their inspections. But you also have the ability to contact us if you were in need of assistance.

Items which may require further evaluation home inspection 

You have to expect to find issues which you cannot identify, explain or troubleshoot when you conduct a home inspection. Therefore, we always suggest you choose to contact a professional contractor of that trade. For example, if the AC fails to operate, we suggest you call an HVAC contractor to evaluate the condition and provide a written proposal to cure.

 

Summary
STAIRS PAGE Free DIY Home Inspection Checklist
Article Name
STAIRS PAGE Free DIY Home Inspection Checklist
Description
We offer a complete DIY home inspection checklist for those of you in Los Angeles who wish to conduct your very own home inspection just like the pros.
Author
Publisher Name
The Mazza Inspection Group
Publisher Logo