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Certified Inspection Services
San Diego CA

1. HOMESITE

A. Building Permits
Building Permits
No permit-finished basements
No permit-home
No permit-detached structure-long
Setback Encroachments
Setback encroachment

B. Inspection and Site Details
Occupancy
Utilities
Weather Conditions
Clear
Overcast
Snowing
Recent Weather Conditions
Ground/Surface Condition
Homesite Elevation
Marine Environment
Structures Not Inspected

C. Natural Hazards
Flood
Wildfire
Wildlife
Hillside Hazards
Hurricane Potential
Earthquake Potential

 

2. ROOF

 

A. Roof Structure Exterior
Method of Inspection
Disclaimers
Roof Configuration
Gable/Hip
Combinations
Other Configurations
Flat/Slow-Slope
Roof Slope
Roof Structure Exterior Condition

 

B. Underlayment
Underlayment Material
Underlayment Condition
Underlayment Installation

 

C. Roof Flashing
General Flashing Condition
General Defects
Corrosion
Headwall Flashing
Headwall Flashing Condition
Corrosion
Counter-Flashing
Sidewall Flashing
Corrosion
Counter-Flashing
Valley Flashing
Corrosion
Kickout Flashing
Corrosion
Roof-Edge Flashing
Electrical Mast
Evaporative Cooler
Transition  Flashing
Chimney And Vent Penetrations

 

D. Plumbing/Combustion Vents
Combustion Vents
Vent Condition
Flashing Condition
Plumbing Vents
Flashing Condition

 

E. Chimney at Roof
Chimney General Condition
Chimney Cap Material
Chimney Cap Condition
Chimney Penetration Flashing
Chimney Flue Material
Chimney Flue Condition
Obstructions
Spark Arrestor
Cricket
Chimney Bracing
Brick Chimney

 

F. Roof Drainage System
System Description
Gutter System Material
General System Condition
Gutter Condition
Downspout Condition
Scuppers

 

G. Skylights

 

H. Asphalt Shingles
Inspector Reference
Disclaimers
Asphalt Shingle Warranties
Asphalt Shingle Description
Number of  Layers
General Shingle Condition
Deterioration
Replace
Buckled Shingles
Ice Dam Removal Damage
Substrate
Granules
Underlayment Deficiencies
Flashing Deficiencies
Headwall Flashing
Sidewall Flashing
Skylight Flashing
Shingle Bonding
Shingle Installation
Installation Deficiencies
Installation Over Old Shingles/Wood Roofs
Valleys
Valley Installation
Shingle Failure
Splitting
Deterioration
Delamination
Distortion
Batch Problems
Shingle Discoloration
Mechanical Damage
Wind Damage
Hail Damage
Blisters
Fasteners
Fastener Type
Fastening Patter
Fastener Deficiencies
Ice Dam
Tree Damage

 

I. Concrete Tile
Concrete Tile Description
Substrate
Underlayment Deficiencies
Flashing Deficiencies
Headwall Flashing
Sidewall Flashing
Tile Installation
Starter Course
Misc. Installation Defects
Fasteners
Flashing
Tile Roof Condition
Cracked/Broken
Aging
Hail Damage

 

J. Clay Tile
Clay Tile Description
Tile Profile
Substrate
Underlayment Deficiencies
Flashing Deficiencies
Sidewall Flashing
Headwall Flashing
Installation Deficiencies
Starter Course
Fastener Deficiencies
Flashing Deficiencies
Misc. Installation Problems
Tile Roof Condition
Cracked/Broken Tiles
Aging
Hail Damage
Snowguards

 

K. Slate Roof
Slate Description
Manufacturing Variations
Type of Installation
Underlayment Deficiencies
Slate Installation
Starter Course
Misc. Installation Problems
Fastening
Flashing
Snow Guards
Slate Roof Condition
Misc. Defective Conditions
Repairs
Cleaning Slate Tiles
Composite Slate
Installation
Defective Conditions
Snowguards

 

L. Metal Roof
Metal Roof Type
Metal Roof Installation
Installation Deficiencies
Fastener Deficiencies
Snow Guards
Metal Roof Condition
Damage
Trim
Seams
Corrosion
Miscellaneous Conditions
Metal Shingles

 

M. Wood Shake Roof
Wood Shake Roof
Roof Sheathing
Roof Membrane
Installation
Starter Course
Field Shakes
Fasteners
Flashing
Headwall Flashing
Sidewall Flashing
Shake Roof Condition
Distortion
Damage/Deterioration
Hail Damage

 

N. Wood Shingle Roof
Wood Shingle Roof
Roof Sheathing
Underlayment
Shingle Installation Deficiencies
Low Slope
Starter Course
Field Shingles
Fasteners
Flashing
Headwall Flashing
Sidewall Flashing
Shingle Roof Condition
Distortion
Damage/Deterioration
Hail Damage

 

O. Roll Roofing
Roll Roofing Description
Installation
General Condition
Damage
Deterioration

 

P. Built-up Roof
Built-Up Roof Description
Built-Up Roof Condition
Parapet Wall

 

Q. EPDM Roof

R. Fiber-Cement

S. Roof Pest

 

3. EXTERIOR

A. GROUNDS

Grounds
Exterior Views
Home Views 2 Sides
Home Views 1 Side
Driveway
Driveway Material
Driveway Condition
Cracks
Soil Movement
Deterioration
Surface
Walkways
Walkway Condition
Concrete walkways
Cracks
Soil Movement
Deterioration
Surfaces
Wood Walkways
Building Lot
Description
Condition
Grading
Planting Beds
Window Wells
Radon Riser
Retaining Walls
Retaining Wall Condition
Tree Problems
Overhanging Tree Limb
Dead/Dying Trees
Tree Roots
Vegetation
Fences
Fence Material
Fence Condition
Wrought Iron
Gates
Gate Material
Gate Condition
Boundary Walls
Boundary Wall Materials
Boundary Wall Condition

 

B. WALL EXTERIORS

General Exteriors
General Condition
Wall Penetrations
Plumbing Vent Terminations
Exterior Wall Flashing
Exterior Wall Membrane
Security Bars

 

a. Door and Window Exteriors

Door Exteriors
Deteroration
Damage
Paint/Sealant
Flashing
Miscellaneous
Window Exteriors
General Condition
Deterioration
Damage
Paint/Sealant
Flashing
MISC.

 

b. Soffits, Fascia, and Trim

Trim Material
Soffits
Deterioration
Stains, Damage
Stinging Insects
Fascia
Deterioration
Damage
Corner, Window and Door Trim
Corner Trim
Window Trim
Door Trim
Gable and Eve Trim

 

c. Brick

Type of Brick Construction
General Condition
Cracking
Strucural Failure
Stucco Over Brick
Deterioration
Surface Deterioration
Mortar  Deterioration
Damage
Hail Damage
Air Space for Ventilation
Lintels & Ledges
Efflorescence
Installation

 

d. Wood Siding

Type of Wood Siding
General Condition
Damage
Hail Damage
Deterioration
Installation
Clearances

 

e. Stucco/EIFS

Type of Stucco
General Condition
Cracking
Damage
Hail Damage
Terminations/Clearances

 

f. Misc. Exterior Wall Coverings

Composite Siding
Clearances
Installation
Fasteners
Damage
Deterioration
Hail Damage
Cementicious Lapped Siding
Installation
Clearances
Damage
Vinyl Siding
Hail Damage
Wood Shingles
Deterioration
Damage
Clearances
Hail Damage
Stone
General Condition
Mortar
Stone Installation
Log Veneer
Condition
Veneer Deficiencies
Finish Coating
Hail Damage
Aluminum Siding
Hail Damage
Asbestos Siding
Hail Damage

 

C. EXTERIOR FEATURES

a. Chimney
Chimney Foundation
Stone Chimney
Brick Chimney
Stucco Chimney
Cracking
Damage
Chimney Siding
Damage
Deterioration

 

b. Porch
Porch Location
Porch General Condition
Porch Foundation
Framed Porch Structure
Concrete Slab
Guardrail
Violations
Condition
Posts
Porch Stairs
Condition
Treads
Risers

 

c. Deck
Deck Location
Deck General Condition
Deck Planking
Planking Materials
Planking Deficiencies
Fastener Deficiencies
Finish Coating
Finish Coating Material
Finish Coating Condition
Deck Structure
General Condition
Deck Foundation
Foundation Material
Foundation Condition
Structural Material
Structural Framing
Structural Hardware
Support Posts
Excessive Movement
Deck Attachment To Home
Attachment Method
Attachment Condition
Attachment Hardware
Ledger Flashing
Deck Guardrails
Guardrail Material
Guardrail Condition
Safety Deficiencies
Guardrail Posts

 

d. Exterior Stairs
Stair Location
Stair General Condition
Stair Structure
Stair Foundation
Structural Material
Stringers
Stringer Materials
Stringer Condition
Landing Condition
Support Posts
Stair Angle
Treads and Risers
Tread Material
Tread Condition
Risers
Stair Handrails
Violations
Handrail Condition
Decay
Posts

 

e. Patio
Patio Location
Patio Materials
Patio Condition
Patio Slab Condition
Patio Cover/Roof
Patio Cover Type
Patio Cover Condition

 

f. Balconies
Balconies, General Condition
(single) Balcony Condition
Balcony Attachment Home
Attachment
Hardware
Flashing
Balcony Structural Integrity
Balcony Walking Surface
Planking Material
Planking Deficiencies
Fastener Deficiencies
Guardrail
Guardrail Material
Guardrail Condition
Violations
Guardrail Condition
Posts
Decay
Balcony Finish Coating
Finish Coat Type
Finish Coat Condition

 

g. Bridge
General  Condition
Understructure
Bridge Attachment to Home
Bridge Planking
Planking Material
Planking Condition
Planking Damage/Deterioration
Planking Decay
Fasteners
Bridge Guardrails
Guardrail Violations
Guardrail Condition
Support Posts
Finish Coating
Finish Coating Material
Finish Coating Condition

 

h. Water Features
Fountain
Main-Made Stream
Pond

 

4. STRUCTURE

a. General Structure   (document in STRUCTURE section)

b. Exterior Walls   (document)
Exterior Walls Structural Condition
Wood Frame
Brick
Concrete Masonry Units CMU
Loft Structure

A. FOUNDATION   (folder)

a. Foundation Type (document in FOUNDATION folder A)

Crawlspace
Basement
Slab-On-Grade
Drilled-Pier Foundation
Footings

b. Concrete Foundation Wall (document in FOUNDATION folder A)
General Condition
Cracks
Bowing
Surface Condition
Compromised Cone Of Compression
Out of Flat or Level
Foundation Hardware
Damp-Proofing

c. Misc. Foundation Wall Materials (document in FOUNDATION folder A)
CMU Foundation Walls
Wall Condition
Cracks in Mortar
Cracks in Block
Surface Condition
Brick Foundation Walls
Stone Foundation Walls
Localized Damage
Widespread Damage
Stone Rubble Foundation Walls
ICF  Foundation Walls
Terra Cotta Foundation Walls
Wood Frame Foundation Walls
Inspector Reference: Inspecting Wood frame Foundation Walls

d. Concrete Slab (document in FOUNDATION folder A)
Slab Condition
Cracks
Surface Deterioration
Moisture Intrusion
Not Flat or Level

e. Basement (document in FOUNDATION folder A)
Basement Configuration
Basement General Condition
Debris Accumulation
Odor
Compromised Cone of Compression
Egress
Building Permit
Basement Electrical
Basement Plumbing
Supply Pipes
Drain, Waste & Vent Pipes
Traps
Gas
Sump Pump
Sewage Ejector
Basement Floor
Floor Material
Slab Description
Slab Condition
Cracks
Soil Movement
Not Flat or Level
Moisture Intrusion
Walls
Floor
Basement Structure
Framing
Steel Support Posts
Floating Walls

f. Crawlspace  (document in FOUNDATION folder A)
Crawlspace Inspection
Crawlspace Access Location
Crawlspace General Condition
Debris Accumulation
Odor
Floor Structure
Framing
Steel
Compromised Cone of Compression
Crawlspace Walls
Crawlspace Floor
Floor Material
Slab Condition
Cracks
Soil Movement
Not Flat Level
Soil Cover
Moisture Intrusion
Visible Moisture
Floor Drain
Walls
Floor
Efflorescence
Flooding
Wood Decay
Mold
Undermining
Insulation
Main Floor Insulation
Fiberglass Batt
Blown-In
Wall Insulation
Insulation Condition
HVAC Ducts
Electrical
Crawlspace Plumbing
Supply Pipes
Drain, Waste & Vent Pipes
Traps
Sump Pump
Sewage Ejector
Gas
Pest
Wood-Destoying Insects
Termites
Carpenter Ants
Raccoons

g. Garage (document in STRUCTURE section A)
Garage Description
Garage General Condition
Floors, Walls, & Ceiling
Garage Floor
Cracking
Heaving
Settling
Surface Damage
Concrete Curb
Garage Walls
Garage Ceiling
Fire Separation
Walls
Ceiling
Door to Living Space
Moisture/Mold
Water Heater
Overhead Garage Doors
Door Panels
Door Springs
Door Tracks
Door Rollers
Door Connection Bracket
Automatic Opener
Number of Openers
Opener Operation
Automatic Reverse
Photo Sensor
Pnuematic Sensor
Automatic Opener Switch
Manual Disconnect
Door To Exterior
Door Condition
Door Operation
Door Hardware
Door To Living Space
Door Condition
Door Operation
Door Hardware
Deadbolt
Latch
Stairs To Living Space
Risers
Tread Material
Tread Condition
Landing
Handrail
Electrical Deficiencies
GFCI Outlets
Conventional Receptacles
Switches
Lighting
Misc. Electrical Deficiencies
Garage Ventilation
Truss Roof Framing
Roof Trusses
Site-Built Roof Trusses
Roof Truss Condition
Truss Hardware
Conventional Roof Framing
General Roof Framing Condition
Rafter Condition
Ridge Condition
Connections And Fasteners
Collar & Ridge Ties
Ceiling Joist Condition
Garage Roof Sheathing
Inspector Reference
Roof Sheathing Material
Sheathing Deficiencies
Damage
Roof Structure Ventilation
Disclaimer
Ventilation Devices

 

5. ELECTRICAL

INSPECTOR REFERENCE

– Types of Cables

–  Types of Panelboards

–  Fusible Disconnect with Load Center

–  Concerns with Neutrals

–  Service Clearances can Vary

 

A. Electrical Service
Service Drop
Service Conductors
Clearances
Clearance from Trees
Vertical Clearance
From Home Structure
Drip Loop
Point of Attachment
Service Lateral
Weatherhead
Service Mast

 

B. Electric Meter
Electric Meter Location
Electric Meter Condition
Meter Installation
Meter Condition
Net Meter

 

C. Service Entrance Cables

 

D. Service Panel
What’s Inspected?
Panel Location
No Access/Inadequate Clearance
Illumination Requirements
Service Panel Description
Load Center Service Panel
Fusible Disconnect Service Panel
Remote Breaker Main Disconnect
Fusible Disconnect
Fuses
Fusible Disconnect Deficiencies
Installation Deficiencies
Cabinet Condition
Exterior
Interior
Installation
Service Panel Manufacturer
Bad Brands
Older Types
Labels
Manufacturer’s Label
Branch Circuit Directory
Cabinet Exposure Type
Cabinet Amperage Rating
Dead Front Cover
Service Entrance Cables
Main Disconnect
Location
Breaker Type Disconnect
Main Disconnect Amperage Rating
Disconnect Violations
Overcurrent Protection
Location
Breakers
Defects
Fuses
Service Grounding
Grounding Electrode
Driven Rod Electrode
Water Pipe Electrode
Ufer Electrode
Grounding Electrode Conductor (GEC)
Equipment Grounding
Equipment Grounding Defects
Bonding
Main Bonding Jumper
Water/Gas Pipes
Panel Wiring Defects
Improper Taps
Overheating
Damaged Wires
Panel Wiring

 

E. Sub-panel
Sub-Panel Description
Sub-Panel Location
No Access/Inadequate Clearance
Illumination Requirements
Electrical Service Mast
Weatherhead
Mast
Feeder Conductor Condition
Feeder Clearance
Clearance from Trees
Vertical Clearance
Drip Loop
Point Of Attachment
Feeder Conductor Ratings
Labels
Manufacturer’s  Label
Manufacturer
Bad Brands
Branch Circuit Directory
Cabinet Exposure Type
Sub-Panel Amperage Rating
Cabinet Condition
Interior
Exterior
Installation
Dead Front Cover
Panel Disconnect
Breaker Type Disconnect
Main Disconnect Amperage Rating
Disconnect Violations
Overcurrent Protection
Location
Breakers
Defects
Fuses
Sub-Panel Grounding
Bonding
Water/Gas Pipes
Wiring Defects
Overheating
Damaged Wires
Panel Wiring
Sub-Panel General Condition
Separate Building Requirements

 

F. Branch Circuits
Branch Wiring Description
Ungrounded System
Wire Type
Surface-Mount
Electrical Receptacles
Ungrounded Receptacles
Receptacle Deficiencies
Mis-wired Receptacles
AFCI/GFCI Receptacles
GFCI  Receptacles
AFCI  Receptacles
Switches
Lighting
Recessed Ceiling Light Fixtures
Demand-Control System
Hard-Wired Smoke Detectors

 

6. INTERIOR

Inspector Reference
– Smoke Detectors
– Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms
– Lead Paint
– Certification: Gas-burning
– Certification: Wood-burning

 

a. Thermal Imaging
About Thermal Imaging
Thermal Envelope
Moisture
Ceiling Moisture
Wall Moisture
Foundation Moisture
Electrical
Service Panel
Sub-panel
Receptacles
Wood-Destroying Insects

 

b. General Interior

General Wear And Deterioration
Odor
Doorbell
Signs of Flooding
Ceiling Fan
Smoke/Co Detectors
Smoke Detectors
CO Detectors
Fire Suppression System
Environmental Hazards
Asbestos
Radon
Lead Paint

 

c. Floors, Walls & Ceiling

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Floors
General Condition
Carpet
Tile Floors
Wood Floors
Type of Wood Floor
Wood Floor Condition
Appearance
Vinyl Floors
Walls
Cracking
Damage & Deterioration
Moisture Damage
Nail Pops
Poor Workmanship
Wall Thermal Insulation
Ceilings
Damage
Moisture Damage
Past Leakage
Recent Leakage
Poor Workmanship
Nail Pops
Lighting

 

d. Door Interiors
Exterior Doors
Exterior Door Condition
Surfaces
Weatherstripping
Sweeps
Exterior Door Hardware
Deadbolts
Exterior Door Operation
Interior Doors
Interior Door Condition
Surfaces
General Condition
Interior Door Hardware
Interior Door Operation
Closet Doors
Closet Door Condition
Sliding Glass Doors
Misc. Problems
Double-Pane Failure

 

e. Window Interiors
Window Type
Window Frame/Sash Material
Manner Of Opening (casement, double-hung, sliding etc.)
Window Condition
General Condition
Sash
Sun Damage: Wood Windows
Air Leakage
Paint
Window Sills
Sill Damage/Deterioration
Sill Moisture Damage
Window Glazing
Failed Seals
Tempered Glass Requirements
Window Operation
Operating Problems
Double-Hung
Casement
Crank
Operator Hinge
Sliding
Awning
Skylights
Leakage
Damage
Glazing

 

f. Interior Trim
General Trim
Baseboard
Door Casing
Window Casing

 

g. Stairs- Standard & Spiral
Inspector Reference
Standard Stairs
General Staircase Condition
Handrail Assembly
General Handrail Deficiencies
Handrail Safety Standard Deficiencies
Stair Guardrail Assembly
Staircase Width
Projections
Risers
Treads
Tread Coverings
Headroom
Interior Walkway Guardrails
Landings
Staircase Illumination
Winding/Spiral Stairs
Treads
Risers
Headroom

 

h. Kitchen
General Condition
Range
Gas Range
Burners/Igniters
Gas
Electric Range
Gas/Electric Combination
Range Condition
Anti-Tip
Damage
Oven
Range Hood
Exhaust System
Hood Condition
Cooktop
Gas Cooktop
Electric Cooktop
General Condition
Downdraft
Built-In Oven
Gas Oven
Electric Oven
General Condition
Microwave
Lighting
Recessed Ceiling Light Fixtures
Electrical Receptacles
Ungrounded Receptacles
Receptacle Deficiencies
Miswired Receptacles
GFCI Receptacles
Switches
Countertops
Old
Damage
Installation
Tile Counters
Sink
Condition
Faucet
Wand
Water Volume
Cabinets
Deterioration
Damage

Drawers
Glides
Doors
Misc. Cabinet Problems
Under-sink Conditions
Moisture Problems
Supply Pipes
Traps
Air Admittance Valve
Disposal
Dishwasher
Trash Compactor
Interior Trim
Floors
General Floor Condition
Vinyl Floors
Tile Floors
Wood Floors
Floor Type
Floor Condition
Wear
Moisture Damage
Squeaking
Gaps
Doors
Exterior Doors
Exterior Door Condition
Weather-Stripping
Sweeps
Exterior Door Hardware
Deadbolts
Exterior Door Operation
Interior Doors
Interior Door Condition
Interior Door Hardware
Adjustment needed
Inoperable
Damage/Deterioration
Hinges
Door Stop
Interior Door Operation
Sliding Glass Doors
Double-Pane Failure
Windows
Window Interior Condition
Sash
Sun Damage: Wood Windows
Air Leakage
Paint
Window Sills
Window Sill Damage/Deterioration
Sill Moisture Damage
Window Glazing
Tempered Glass Requirement
Window Operation
Double-Hung
Casement
Sliding
Awning
Skylight
Leakage
Damage
Glazing
Walls
Cracking
Damage & Deterioration
Moisture Damage
Nail Pops
Poor Workmanship
Ceilings
Damage
Leakage
Past Leakage
Recent Leakage
Poor Workmanship

 

I. Bathrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Bathroom Configuration
2 Sinks
1 Sink
General Condition
Vanity
Vanity Countertop
Old
Wear/Damage
Installation
Tile Counters
Sinks
Double Sink
Single Sink
Sink Faucet
Aerator
Under-sink Condition
Supply Pipes
Traps
Air Admittance Valve
Floor
Moisture damage
Cabinets
Deterioration
Damage
Glides
Doors
Misc. Problems
Toilet
Toilet Type
Toilet Condition
Water Supply
Toilet Leaks at Floor
Toilet Operation
Toilet Damage
Tub
Tub Condition
Tub Drainage
Faucet
Sealant
Jetted Tub
Shower
General Condition
Valves
Showerhead
Shower Enclosure
Tile
Glass Defects
Sealant
Electrical
Electrical Receptacles
Ungrounded Receptacles
Receptacle Deficiencies
Miswired Receptacles
GFCI Receptacles
Switches
Light Fixtures
Recessed Ceiling Light Fixtures
Ventilation
Interior Trim
Doors
Exterior Doors
Exterior Door Condition
Weather-stripping
Sweeps
Exterior Door Hardware
Deadbolts
Exterior Door Operation
Interior Doors
Interior Door Condition
Interior Door Hardware
Interior Door Operation
Closet Doors
Closet Door Condition
Closet Door Operation
Sliding Glass Doors
Double-Pane Failure
Windows
General Damage/Deterioration
Sash
Sun Damage: Wood Windows
Air Leakage
Paint
Window Sill
Damage/Deterioration
Sill Moisture Damage
Window Glazing
Tempered Glass Requirements
Window Operation
Double-Hung
Casement
Sliding
Awning
Skylight
Leakage
Damage
Glazing
Bathroom Floors
Carpet
Tile Floors
Wood Floors
Floor Type
Floor Condition
Vinyl Floors
Registers
Walls
Cracking
Damage & Deterioration
Nail Pops
Moisture Damage
Poor Workmanship
Ceilings
Damage
Past Leakage
Recent Leakage
Poor Workmanship
Nail Pops

 

J. Bedrooms

General Condition

Electrical
Lighting
Recessed Ceiling Light Fixtures
Electrical Receptacles
Receptacle Deficiencies
Miswired Receptacles
AFCI Receptacles
Switches
Interior Trim
Floors
General Floor Condition
Vinyl Floors
Tile Floors
Wood Floors
Floor Type
Floor Condition
Doors
Exterior Doors
Exterior Door Condition
Exterior Door Hardware
Exterior Door Operation
Interior Doors
Interior Door Condition
Interior Door Hardware
Interior Door Operation
Sliding Glass Door
Double-Pane Failure
Pantry Doors
Windows
Window Interior Condition
Sash
Sun Damage: Wood Windows
Air Leakage
Paint
Window Sills
Window Glazing
Window Operation
Double-Hung
Casement
Sliding
Awning
Skylight
Leakage
Damage
Glazing
Emergency Egress
Walls
Cracking
Damage & Deterioration
Moisture Damage
Nail Pops
Poor Workmanship
Ceilings
Damage
Nail Pops
Leakage
Past Leakage
Recent Leakage
Poor Workmanship
Ceiling Fan
Baseboard Heaters
Electric Baseboard Heaters
Hot Water Baseboard Heaters
Fireplace
Wood-Burning Fireplace
Fireplace Type
Wood-Burning Fireplace Condition
Fireplace Exterior
Spark Barrier
Hearth
Firebox
Damper
Visible Flue
Gas-Burning Fireplace Condition

 

k. Laundry Room
General Condition
Dryer Vent
Vent Condition
Material Type
Termination
Gas Shut-off
Electrical Receptacles
240-Volt Receptacle
120-Volt Receptacles
Ungrounded Receptacles
Receptacle Deficiencies
Miswired Receptacles
GFCI Receptacles
Switches
Countertops
Old
Damage
Installation
Tile Counters
Sink
Condition
Faucet
Wand
Water Volume
Cabinets
Deterioration
Damage
Glides
Doors
Misc. Cabinet Problems
Under-sink Conditions
Moisture Problems
Supply Pipes
Traps
Air Admittance Valve
Interior Trim
Lighting
Recessed Ceiling Light Fixtures
Floors
General Floor Condition
Vinyl Floors
Tile Floors
Wood Floors
Floor Type
Floor Condition
Wear
Moisture Damage
Squeaking
Gaps
Doors
Exterior Doors
Exterior Door Condition
Weather-Stripping
Sweeps
Exterior Door Hardware
Deadbolts
Exterior Door Operation
Interior Doors
Interior Door Condition
Interior Door Hardware
Adjustment needed
Inoperable
Damage/Deterioration
Hinges
Door Stop
Interior Door Operation
Sliding Glass Doors
Double-Pane Failure
Pantry Doors
Windows
Window Interior Condition
Sash
Sun Damage: Wood Windows
Air Leakage
Paint
Window Sills
Window Sill Damage/Deterioration
Sill Moisture Damage
Window Glazing
Tempered Glass Requirements
Window Operation
Double-Hung
Casement
Sliding
Awning
Skylight
Leakage
Damage
Walls
Cracking
Damage & Deterioration
Moisture Damage
Nail Pops
Poor Workmanship
Ceilings
Damage
Nail Pops
Leakage
Past Leakage
Recent Leakage
Poor Workmanship

 

l. Wine Cellar
Temperature
Humidity Levels
Lighting
Door

 

j. Pests
Wood-Destroying Insects
Rodents
Stinging Insects

 

7. HVAC

A. Furnace & Humidifier
Furnace Location
Defective Locations
Inadequate Separation
Attic Furnace
Attic HVAC Requirements
Furnace Type
Gas-Fired
Oil-Fired
General Condition
Furnace Exterior
Furnace Operation
Furnace Manufacturer
Date Of Manufacture
Furnace Exhaust Venting
Excessive Moisture
Flue Configuration
Venting Into Chimney
Air Filter
Location
Air Filter Condition
Electronic Air Filter
Cumbustion Air
Combustion Chamber
Furnace Shut-Offs
Fuel Pipe Condition
Blower
Condensate Drain
Thermostat
Return Air
Condition
Improper Location
Oil-Fired Furnace Defects
Humidifier
Inspector Reference
Humidifier Type
Humidifier Condition
Humidifier/Humidistat Location

 

B. Boilers- Hydronic Heating
Radiant Floor Heating
Hot Water Baseboard Heating
Boiler Location
Improper Locations
General Condition
Boiler Exterior
Boiler Manufacturer
Data Plate
Manufacturer
Boiler Operation
Combustion Exhaust Flue
Draft Diverter
Combustion Air
Combustion Chamber
System Temperature/pressure
System Temperature
System Pressure
Boiler Interior
Boiler Shut-Offs
Fuel Pipe Condition
TPR/Discharge Pipe
Air Vent
Circulation Pump
Expansion Tank
Radiant In-Floor Heating
Hot Water Baseboard Heating
Oil-Fired Boiler

 

C. Other Heating Appliances
Electric Heaters
Electric Baseboard Heater
Electric Wall Heater
Electric Stand-Alone Wall Heater
Electric Radiant Heating
Gas-Fired Heaters
Gas-Fired Floor Heater
Exhaust Flue
Gas-Fired Wall Heater
Wall Heater Condition
Wall Heater Exhaust Flue
Wood-Burning Insert
Wood-Burning Stove
Stove Type
Wood Stove Condition
Pellet Stove
Heat Pump
Masonry Heater

 

D. Fireplace
Fireplace Type
Wood-burning Fireplace
Wood-Burning Fireplace Type
Wood-Burning Fireplace Condition
Hearth
Firebox
Damper
Exterior
Visible Flue
Spark Barrier
Gas-Burning Fireplace
Gas-Burning Fireplace Condition

 

E. Cooling
Central Air-Conditioning
Temperature Gradients
Cooling System Description
Cooling System Data Plate
Date Codes By Serial #
Manufacturer
Efficency Rating
General Condition
System Response
Compressor Unit
Location
Pad and Enclosure
AC Disconnect
Ac Refrigerant Lines
Temperature Splits
Condensate Disposal
Evaporator Coils
Evaporative Cooler
Evaporative Cooler Description
Evaporative Cooler Condition
Evaporative Cooler Operation
Evaporative Cooler Ducts
Whole-House Fan
Whole-House Fan Location
Whole-House Fan Condition
Winterization
Room Air-Conditioning
Room Air-Conditioner Operation
Wall-Mounted Ac
Window-Mounted Ac

 

8. PLUMBING

A. Potable Water
Water Supply Source
Water Service
Public Water Source
Private Water Source
On-Site Water Storage
Water Distribution Pipes
Main Water Supply Pipe
Main Water Supply Pipe Condition
Main Water Shut-Off
Location
Condition
Main Water Pipe

Size/Material
Pipe Diameter
Metal Supply Pipes
Plastic Supply Pipes
General Condition
Pipe Support
Leakage
Corrosion
Freeze Protection
Water Hammer
Functional Flow
Electrical Bonding
Supply Pipe Bonding Ok
Bonding Deficiencies
Water Quality
Potable Water Condition
Water Treatment Systems
Water Filter Types
Water Softener

 

B. Sewage and DWV Systems
Sewage System Type
General System Condition
Sewage Ejector Pump
Ejector Pump Location
Ejector Pump Condition
Ejector Pump Deficiencies
Drain, Waste, and Vent (DWV) Pipes
General Condition
DWV Material
Functional Drainage
Damaged/Leaking Waste Pipes
Improper  Conditions
Open Sewer
Improper Connections
Pipe Support
Traps
Cleanouts
Cleanouts, Older Home

 

C. Septic Systems
System Type
Septic Tank
Tank Problems
Leach Field

 

D. Gas System
Type of Gas
Propane Gas
Main Gas Shut-Off
Location
Condition
Gas Supply Pipes
Distribution Pipe Material
Distribution Pipe Condition
Gas Pipe Bonding
Gas Meter
Gas Regulator.

 

E. Water Heater
Water Heater Type
Gas-Fired Water Heater
Electric Water Heater
Indirect Water Heater
Tankless Water Heater
Solar Preheat
Water Heater Location
Defective Locations
Data Plate Information
Manufacturer
Capacity
Data Plate
General Condition
Gas Water Heater Deficiencies
Electric Water heater Deficiencies
Leakage
Exterior Condition
Seismic Straps
Burn Chamber Condition
Fuel Supply
Combustion Exhaust
Draft Diverter
Combustion Air Supply
Water Pipe Connections
Pressure Relief Valve
TPR Valve
TPR Discharge Pipe
Drip Pan
Expansion Tank
Dormant Water Heater
Hot Water Recirculation System

 

F. Sump Pump
Sump Pump Location
Sump Pump Condition
Sump Pump Deficiencies
Sump Pump Discharge
Sump Pump Electrical

 

9. ATTIC

a. General Attic
Attic Access
Access
Limited Access
Access Approach Conditions
No Access Hatch
Attic Access Location

 

b. Roof Structure and Attic Ventilation
Roof Structure Ventilation Description
Ventilation Devices
Whole-House Fan
Whole-House Fan Condition
Winterization
Roof Structure Ventilation Deficiencies
Continuous Ridge Vent
Soffit Vents
Roof (Turtle) Vents
Gable Vents
Attic Fan
Turbine Ventilator
Moisture
Room Vent Terminations

 

c. Thermal Insulation
Thermal Insulation
Thermal Insulation Type
Thermal Insulation Depth
Thermal Insulation Condition
Radiant Barrier
Vapor Barrier

 

d. Attic Electrical, Plumbing, and HVAC
Attic Electrical
Electrical Conditions
Attic Plumbing
Plumbing Condition
Attic HVAC
Equipment Access Deficiencies
Duct Condition
Duct Insulation
Asbestos
Damage
Air Leakage
Connections

e. Attic Pest
Rodents
Stinging Insects
Bats
Birds
Wood-Destroying Insects

 

f. Chimney and Fire Evidence
Chimney
Abandoned Chimney
Evidence Of Fire
Misc. Conditions
Debris
Signs of Leakage

 

10. POOL & SPA  (section document)

Vessel
Pools Manufacturer
Fill Capacity
Vessel Construction
Chemical Damage
Surface Damage
Vinyl Liner
Tiles
Grout
Deck
Decking
Coping
Pool Components
Skimmer
Drains
Air Venturi
Ladder
Control Systems
Control System Type
Control System Condition
Circulation Time Clock
Fireman/Delay Switch
Electrical System
Main Disconnect
Circuit Protection/Bonding
GFCI Protection
Conductors
Connections
Lights
Underwater Luminaries
Heating System
Heater Data Plate Info
Heater Condition
Fuel Source
Clearance of Combustibles
Combustion Chamber
Combustion Air
Combustion Exhaust Venting
Safety Device
Pump
Pump Description
Pump Condition
Filters
Filter Description
Filter Condition
Air Relief Valve
Filter Media Condition
Backwash
Sight Glass
Plumbing System
Plumbing System Condition
Pipe Deficiencies
Metal Pipes
PVC Pipes
Fittings
Control Valves
Isolation Valves
Drain
Flow Meter
Automatic Fill System
Automatic Sanitation
Sanitizer Data Plate
Sanitizer Type
Automatic Meters
Chemical Storage
Covers
Cover Description
Pool
Spa
Cover Condition
Pool Water Quality
Water Quality
Barrier System
Barrier System Condition
Gate Condition

 

11. Log home

Disclaimers
Wood-Destroying Insects
Compliance
Installation
Hidden Wood Decay
Log Home Type
Handcrafted- Scribed
Handcrafted- Chinked
Manufactured Log Home
Visible Log Profile
Log Interface Profile
Corner Notches
Notch Type
Notch Condition
Chinking
Exterior Chinking Methods
Exterior Chinking Condition
Modern Chinking Condition
Interior Chinking Methods
Interior Chinking Condition
Roof Structure
Roof Framing Type
Roof Log Condition
Roof Structure Condition
Gable End Construction Method
Floor Structure
Floor Structure Configuration
Floor Structure Description
Structural Configuration
Floor Structure Materials
General Floor Framing Condition
Not Flat or Level
Evidence Of Fire
Posts
Steel
Floor Structure Support
Girders
Girder Material/Configuration
Girder Condition
Support Posts
Log Floor Structure
Floor Joists
Floor Joist Type
Floor Joist Condition
Decay
Fasteners/Hardware
Exterior Floor Foundation Joint
Log Support Posts
Log Support Post Condition
Wall Logs
General Information
Wall Log Condition
Visible Repairs
Log Discoloration
Lower Log Condition
Gasket Material
Log Extensions
Log Extension Description
Log Extension Condition
Wood Decay
Decay Disclaimer
Decay Explanation
Log Decay
Window Sill Decay
Core Decay
Wall Log Settling
INSPECTOR REFERENCE
About Log Home Settling
Drying Process explanation
Settling Evaluation
Mechanical Adjustment
Window & Door Openings
Patition Walls
Staircases
Porch Roof
Loft
Interior Walkway
Plumbing Components
Electrical Components
Finish Coating
Finish Coating Condition
Wood-Destroying Insects
Evidence WDI
Termites

 

12. Green Building

Thermal Insulation
Attic Insulation
Insulation Condition
Radiant Barrier
Wall Insulation
Indoor Water Conservation
Aerators
Showerheads
Toilets
Outdoor Water Conservation
Irrigation
Landscaping
Wind Control Features
Landscaping
Solar Heating & Cooling
INSPECTOR REFERENCE
Solar Design
Directional Orientation
Windows
Solar Shading
Thermal Mass
Heating System Efficiency
Heating System
Soar Hot Water
System Condition
Energy Conservation
Recovery Ventilators
Healthy Home Features
Labeling Programs
Energy Star
NAHB green building guidelines
Built Green
LEED for Homes
Greenguard
greenseal
Home Flooring
Volatile Organic Compounds
Strawbale Home
Construction Method
Wall Plaster
Moisture
Lighting
Types of Lighting
Recessed Lighting
Installed Lighting
Indoor Air Quality
Humidity Levels
HEPA Filter
Interior Ventilation
Photovoltaic System
PV System Type
PV System General Condition
PV Array Mounting
PV System Labeling
PV Array Grounding
Conductors
PV Array Lightning Protection