House Inspections for Homebuyers in Westminster CO

Home Inspection Checklist

What is Involved?

What do we inspect? What is our home inspection checklist?

Our inspection checklist consists of up to 18 inspection sections, 115 sub-sections, and 1, 132 individual check points. Our goal is to be thorough, you are making a financial decision.

Main Inspection Sections & Sub-Sections:

General Information

  • Weather Condition
  • Home Type

Exterior & Foundation

  • Walls & Trim
  • Foundation
  • Footings

Garage/Carport

  • Doors
  • Vehicle Door
  • Automatic Opener
  • Floors
  • Interior Walls/Ceilings
  • Detached Garage

Roof

  • General Information
  • Shingles/Shakes
  • Metal/Tile/Panel
  • Flat Roof
  • Flashings
  • Skylight
  • Gutters/Downspouts

Grounds

  • Fences/Gates
  • Retaining Walls
  • Soil/Drainage
  • Driveway
  • Sidewalks/Patios
  • Deck/Patio Covers
  • Decks/Porches
  • Stairs/Handrails

Electric

  • Service
  • Panels
  • Wiring
  • Receptacles
  • Switches
  • Lighting
  • Exterior Electirc
  • Smoke & CO Alarms

Fireplace, Stove, Chimneys, & Flues

  • Wood Burning Fireplace / Stove
  • Gas-fired Fireplace / Stove
  • Chimneys / Flues

Plumbing & Fuel System

  • Service/Mainline
  • Supply Lines
  • Drains / Waste Lines
  • Venting
  • Sump Pump
  • Fuel / Storage
  • Tanks

Interior Rooms, Doors, & Windows

  • Exterior Doors
  • Interior Doors
  • Windows & Skylights
  • Walls & Ceilings
  • Floors
  • Stairs/Handrails

Bathroom, Laundry, & Sinks

  • Counters
  • Cabinets
  • Floors
  • Sinks
  • Toilets
  • Bathtubs
  • Showers
  • Ventilation
  • Laundry

Kitchen

  • Counters
  • Cabinets
  • Sinks
  • Under-Sink Disposal
  • Dishwasher
  • Range/Cooktop
  • Ventiliation
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Hot Water
  • Dispenser
  • Trash Compactor

Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning

  • General Info / Condition
  • Electric Heat
  • Forced Air Furnace
  • Filters
  • Ducts & Registers
  • Hydronic/ Steam
  • Burners
  • Flues
  • Combustion Air
  • A/C - Heat Pump
  • Controls
  • Ventilation
  • Whole House Fan

Wood Destroying Organisms

  • Ants
  • Termites
  • Beetles
  • Bees

Water Heater

  • General Info / Condition
  • Electric
  • Burners
  • Flues
  • Combustion Air

Crawl Space

  • Access
  • Floor Substructure
  • Floor Insulation
  • Vapor Barrier
  • Ventilation
  • Manufactured Homes

Basement

  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Strairs / Handrails
  • Floor Structure
  • Floor Instulation

Attic & Roof Structure

  • Acess Areas
  • Roof Structure
  • Insulation
  • Vapor Retarder
  • Ventilation

Final Walk-Through

  • Check Appliances
  • Roof Structure
  • HVAC
  • Pets
  • Doors Locked

What Should You Do?

1. Come Along

As we go through the inspection you will gain valuable insight into your future home. We will discuss the different components as the inspection progresses and you will have a better understanding ofthe value inregular maintenance. You will also have an opportunity to ask important questions that you may think of as you are being shown the house by your agent.

2. Ask Questions

There are many reasons to have a home inspection completed before you purchase any house. One is to make sure high level systems and components are all working at the time of the inspection. It is also important to have someone who can answer questions regarding your house, answers that will give you peace of mind about your purchase. It’s a house before you close, it’s begins to become your home afterwards.

3. Receive Your Report

You will receive a detailed report within 24 hours after the completion of the inspection. Many times you will see it before 9:00 AM the next day. You will receive a link that will include your report that you can download as well as some extra pictures that were taken during the inspection. Your report and inspection pictures will be available for 60 days after the inspection date.

If you are preparing for an inspection, here is a simple and convenient checklist to use to get your home ready.

Below is a link for a sample folder. It contains a sample report, a sample radon analysis, and a folder with all photos.


Strouse Home Inspection Sample Folder