July 24, 2015

Home Inspection Checklist

Checkmark – Home Inspection Checklist

home inspector ashburn, home inspector leesburg, home inspector loudoun countyOur home inspection checklist is a framework designed to detect some of the major flaws or deficiencies in the significant components and systems of a home. When you need a home inspection, make sure that each of these areas are addressed. For assistance or more information, contact Checkmark.


Structural Components – visible portions of

  • Foundation
  • Floor structure
  • Wall structure
  • Ceiling structure
  • Roof structure


  • Wall coverings
  • Exterior doors
  • Attached decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches, and their railings
  • Eaves, soffits, fascia’s
  • Vegetation, grading, surface drainage and retaining walls
  • Walkways, patios and driveways


  • Roofing materials
  • Roof drainage systems
  • Flashing
  • Skylights
  • Chimneys
  • Roof penetrations


  • Interior water service
  • Interior drain, waste and vent system
  • Water heating equipment
  • Vent systems, flues and chimneys
  • Fuel storage and fuel distribution systems
  • Sewage ejectors, sump pumps and related piping


  • Service drop
  • Service entrance conductors, cables and raceways
  • Service equipment
  • Service grounding
  • Conductors
  • Overcurrent protection
  • A representative number of receptacles, light fixtures and switches
  • Ground fault circuit interrupters


  • Installed heating equipment
  • Vent systems
  • Distribution system

Air conditioning

  • Central and permanently installed cooling equipment
  • Distribution systems


  • Walls, ceilings and floors
  • Steps, stairways and railings
  • Countertops and cabinets
  • A representative number of doors and windows
  • Garage vehicle doors and door operators
  • Installed appliances

Insulation and Ventilation

  • Insulation and vapor retarders
  • Ventilation of attic and foundation areas
  • Kitchen, bathroom, laundry exhaust systems
  • Clothes dryer exhaust


  • Fuel burning fireplaces, stoves and inserts
  • Chimneys and vent systems

Home Inspection Services If you are buying, selling, building a home or simply need a home checkup, contact Checkmark for all your home inspection services.

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