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Major-Items Inspection -vs- Full 100% Inspection​

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Items

Full

Major

1. LANDSCAPING

Grading and drainage

YES

no

Walkways

YES

no

Decks

YES

no

Walkouts

YES

no

Driveways

YES

no

Porches

YES

no

Patios

YES

no

Terraces

YES

no

2. EXTERIOR

Retaining walls

YES

no

Siding

YES

no

Flashing

YES

no

Trim

YES

no

Windows

YES

no

Doors

YES

no

Outlets and switches

YES

no

Foundation

YES

no

Chimneys

YES

no

Window wells

YES

no

Lighting

YES

no

Ceiling fans

YES

no

3. COOLING

Type of system

YES

YES

Refrigerant lines

YES

YES

Air distribution

YES

YES

Condenser unit

YES

YES

Evaporator unit

YES

YES

Operating controls

YES

YES

4. ROOF

Gutters

YES

YES

Downspouts

YES

YES

Roof covering

YES

YES

Flashings

YES

YES

Soffits and fascias

YES

YES

Roof ventilation

YES

YES

Skylights

YES

YES

Chimneys

YES

YES

Penetrations

YES

YES

5. CARPORT

Floor

YES

no

Guardrail

YES

no

Lighting

YES

no

Outlets

YES

no

Walls

YES

no

Ceiling

YES

no

Circuit wires

YES

no

Access doors

YES

no

6. ATTIC

Roof structure

YES

YES

Attic access

YES

YES

Skylights

YES

YES

Chimneys

YES

YES

Penetrations

YES

YES

Insulation

YES

YES

Ventilation

YES

YES

Fans

YES

YES

Exhaust

YES

YES

Circuit wiring

YES

YES

Roof ventilation

YES

YES

7. ALL ROOMS

Floor

YES

no

Ceilings

YES

no

Doors

YES

no

Closet and door

YES

no

Ceiling fan

YES

no

Heat source

YES

no

Walls

YES

no

All windows

YES

no

Patio door

YES

no

Lighting

YES

no

Outlets and switches

YES

no

Smoke detector

YES

no

8. BATHROOMS

Functional flow

YES

no

Walls

YES

no

All windows

YES

no

Lighting

YES

no

Outlets and switches

YES

no

Sinks and drains

YES

no

Pantry

YES

no

Tub and enclosure

YES

no

Heat source

YES

no

Floors

YES

no

Ceiling

YES

no

Doors

YES

no

Ceiling fan

YES

no

Exhaust fan

YES

no

Vanity

YES

no

Countertops

YES

no

Cabinets

YES

no

Toilet

YES

no

Jetted tub

YES

no

9. HALLS/STAIRS

Floors

YES

no

Ceilings

YES

no

Lighting

YES

no

Attic fan

YES

no

Closets and doors

YES

no

Front door

YES

no

Smoke detectors

YES

no

Walls

YES

no

All windows

YES

no

Ceiling fan

YES

no

Outlets and switches

YES

no

Stairs and railings

YES

no

Patio door

YES

no

Heat source

YES

no

10. KITCHEN

Functional flow

YES

no

Walls

YES

no

All windows

YES

no

Patio door

YES

no

Ceiling fan

YES

no

Sinks and drains

YES

no

Pantry

YES

no

Dishwasher

YES

no

Range hood

YES

no

Refrigerator

YES

no

Heat source

YES

no

Floor

YES

no

Ceiling

YES

no

Door

YES

no

Lighting

YES

no

Outlets and switches

YES

no

Countertops

YES

no

Cabinets

YES

no

Garbage disposal

YES

no

Oven

YES

no

Microwave

YES

no

Trash compactor

YES

no

11. FIREPLACES

Type

YES

no

Door and screens

YES

no

Damper control

YES

no

Electric start

YES

no

Gas valve

YES

no

Mantle/hearth

YES

no

Firebox

YES

no

Chimney and flue

YES

no

Blower and fan

YES

no

12. GARAGE

Roof

YES

no

Exterior siding

YES

no

Door openers

YES

no

Walls

YES

no

All windows

YES

no

All outlets

YES

no

Patio doors

YES

no

Central heating

YES

no

Space heating

YES

no

Foundation

YES

no

Garage doors

YES

no

Floor

YES

no

Ceiling

YES

no

Lighting

YES

no

Circuit wiring

YES

no

Access door

YES

no

Cooling

YES

no

Sink

YES

no

13. BASEMENT

Stairs and railing

YES

no

Foundation

YES

YES

Walls

YES

YES

Rim joists

YES

YES

Floor joists

YES

YES

Vents

YES

no

Windows

YES

no

Doors

YES

no

Ceiling fans

YES

no

Sinks and drains

YES

no

Insulation

YES

no

Smoke detector

YES

YES

Floor

YES

YES

Ceiling

YES

YES

Sub-floor

YES

YES

Columns

YES

YES

Beams

YES

YES

Posts

YES

YES

Walkout doors

YES

no

Lighting

YES

no

All outlets

YES

no

All switches

YES

no

Circuit wiring

YES

YES

Heat source

YES

no

14. LAUNDRY

Floor

YES

no

Ceiling

YES

no

Doors

YES

no

Lighting

YES

no

All outlets

YES

no

All switches

YES

no

Tub and faucet

YES

no

Washer and dryer

YES

no

Smoke detector

YES

no

Walls

YES

no

All windows

YES

no

Patio door

YES

no

Trap and drain

YES

no

Heat source

YES

no

15. HEATING

Energy source

YES

YES

Operating controls

YES

YES

Flues and vents

YES

YES

Heat in living spaces

YES

YES

Furnace enclosure

YES

YES

Heating equipment

YES

YES

Safety controls

YES

YES

Heat distribution

YES

YES

CO detector in space

YES

YES

16. PLUMBING

Water supply

YES

YES

Hose bibs

YES

no

Interior drains

YES

YES

Interior waste

YES

YES

Interior vents

YES

YES

Water heater

YES

YES

Water main valve

YES

YES

Water lines

YES

YES

Gas lines

YES

YES

Sump pumps

YES

YES

Run water (vacant)

YES

YES

17. ELECTRICAL

Service entrance

YES

YES

Sub-panel

YES

YES

Circuit wiring

YES

YES

Distribution panel

YES

YES

Grounding

YES

YES

FIRE SAFETY

YES

no

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