Home Inspection and Services for Ocala and Marion County

 

Inspections

Mark Croft
Ocala, Florida
(352) 861-8788

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Typical Inspection Items

Over 400 items are inspected and designated as "adequate", "marginal", "deficient". The following items are meant to give you an insight into the type of things typically inspected.

Roofing
Indications of roof leakage?
Gutters and downspouts secure?
Signs of roof surface, flashings, vent or chimney damage?

Exterior
New cracks, paint peeling or other visible defects?
Walk hazards, cracking in the walkways, driveway, or steps?
Plants growing on the building?
Stairway, deck, porch and other railings secure and proper?
New cracks or indications of retaining wall failure?
Signs of inadequate surface drainage?
Openings into the building at trim, flashings, chimneys, etc.?
Signs of soil movement in areas around building?

Subfloor Area/Basement
Access areas dry?
Indications of new water entry?
Sump pump operational?
Indications of new foundation cracking or movement?
Musty odors or signs of mold or mildew?

Interior
Water stains, cracks or damage to interior walls, ceilings or floors
Cracked or broken windows?
Windows and window latches operate properly?
Doors and door latches operate properly?
New stains or leaks at kitchen, bathroom or laundry sinks?
Interior staircases have safe, secure handrails?
Smoke Alarms working?

Kitchen & Bathrooms
Appliances functional?
Cabinets, countertops, sinks or floors damaged?
Tub and shower walls show evidence of water penetration?

Garage
Overhead doors functional?
Fire-rated doors provided?
Automatic door opener reverse properly?
Fire-rated surfaces at house walls, attic and subfloor areas?
Indications of dampness or mildew?
Cracks in floor?

Electrical
Light fixtures operate?
Outlets functional?
Smoke detectors provided and functional?
Doorbell operational?
GFI outlets at kitchen, bathrooms, exterior and garage?
GFI devices functional?
Dangling or exposed wiring?
Was copper wire used?

Plumbing
Adequate water flow at fixtures and drains?
Faucet or drain pipe leaks?
Adequate water pressure?
Hot water provided?
Clothes washer and dryer functional?
Water heater adequately strapped?
Water heater has rust?

Heating/Cooling
System functional?
Exterior compressor level?
Return air vents?

Fireplace
Soot build-up older fireplaces and chimneys?
Dampers operational?
Fire boxes need repair?
Spark arrestor and rain cap installed?