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Home Inspection Checklist

At Checkmark, we follow the Standards of Practice set forth by ASHI, the oldest and most respected association of Home Inspectors in North America.

Your Guide to Informed Homeownership

Our 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. Our home inspections are educational and comprehensive. We will guide you through the home inspection process and leave you better informed with maintenance tips and suggestions.

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  • Structural Components

    Visible portions of:

    • Foundation
    • Floor Structure
    • Wall Structure
    • Ceiling Structure
    • Roof Structure
  • Exterior
    • 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
    • Roofing materials
    • Roof drainage systems
    • Flashing
    • Skylights
    • Chimneys
    • Roof penetrations
  • Plumbing
    • 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
  • Electrical
    • 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
  • Heating
    • Installed heating equipment
    • Vent systems
    • Distribution system
  • Air Conditioning
    • Central and permanently installed cooling equipment
    • Distribution system
  • Interiors
    • 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
  • Fireplaces
    • Fuel burning fireplaces, stoves and inserts
    • Visible portions of fireplace chimneys and vent systems

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