Property Onboarding

A property inspection, assessment, and light repairs. The process can take up to 90 mins and after completion, we will upload the results to our customer portal for your review.

Grounds
– Inspect property grading and drainage
– Check property for standing water
– Check for septic tank leak
– Inspect yard, landscaping, trees, and walkways are in good condition
– Check that no branches or bushes touching the house or overhanging the roof
– Inspect exterior structures (fences, sheds, decks, retaining walls, detached garages) in
– Verify that there is no evidence of termite damage or rotted wood
– Inspect railings on stairs and decks are adequate and secure
– Inspect driveways, sidewalks, patios, entrance, and landings inspection
– Inspect  downspout drainage
Structure
– Inspect that fascia board lines appear straight and level
– Inspect that house siding appear straight, not bowed or sagging
– Inspect that window and doorframes appear square (especially bowed windows)
– Inspect foundation in good condition – appears straight, plumb, with no significant cracks
Exterior Surfaces
– Make sure clearance between ground and wood siding materials (6” minimum);
– Inspect that no wood-to-earth contact
– Inspect siding that no cracking, curling, loose, rot or decay
– Inspect that masonry veneers have no cracks in joints, no broken, spalling or flaking components
– Inspect  stucco: no large cracks (discuss all stucco cracks with a professional inspector)
– Inspect vinyl or aluminum siding: no dents, damage, no bowing or loose siding
– Remove vines on the surface of the structure
– Check for exterior paint or stain: no flaking or blisters
– Check for stains on exterior surfaces
Windows, Doors and Wood Trim
– Check wood frames and trim pieces are secure for cracks or decay
– Check that joints around frames are caulked
– Check for broken glass (window or storm panes) or damaged
– Make sure that the muntin and mullion glazing compound in good condition
– Inspect storm windows are in good condition
– Make sure drip caps installed over windows if applicable
Interior Rooms
– Inspect floors, walls, and ceilings appear straight and plumb and level
– Check for stains on floors, walls, or ceilings
– Check flooring materials are in good condition
– Check for significant cracks in walls or ceilings
– Check windows and exterior doors operate easily and latch properly
– Check that interior doors operate easily and latch properly
– Check that paint, wall covering, and paneling in good condition
– Make sure wood wells are in good condition
– Make sure lights and switches operate properly
– Adequate number of three-pronged electrical outlets in each room
– Check electrical outlets test properly (spot check)
– Check fireplace for cracking or damaged masonry, no evidence of back-drafting
Kitchen
– Check exhaust fan that is vented to the exterior of the building
– Check the Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (“GFCI”) protection for electrical outlets
– Check that the dishwasher: drains properly, no leaks, baskets, door spring operates properly
– Check for leaks in pipes under sinks
– Inspect cabinets and under sink solid, no stains or decay
– Check that water flow in sink adequate
– Check for excessive rust or deterioration on garbage disposal or waste pipes
– Check that cabinet in good condition: doors and drawers operate properly
Bathroom
– Check that the exhaust fan is working and doesn’t terminate in the attic space
– Inspect for adequate flow and pressure at all fixtures
– Make sure sink, tub, and shower drain properly
– Check plumbing and cabinet floor under the sink in good condition
– Check that toilet operates properly
– Make sure the toilet stable, no rocking, no stains around the base
– Make sure caulking in good condition inside and outside of the tub and shower area
– Make sure tub or shower tiles secure, wall surface solid
– Check for stains or evidence of past leaking around base of bath or shower
Plumbing
– Visible inspect pipes: no damage, no evidence of leaks, no signs of stains on materials
– Water heater inspection: no signs of rust, vented properly, sized to produce adequate
– Check water pump: does not short cycle
– Check galvanized pipes do not restrict water flow if applicable
– Check hot water temperature between 118 – 125 degrees Fahrenheit
Heating/Cooling System
– Check that HVAC system operate well throughout (good air flow on forced hot air systems)
– Check Flues: no open seams, slopes up to chimney connection
– Check for rust around cooling unit
– Check for combustion gas odor
– Check air filter(s) clean
– Make sure ductwork in good condition
Electrical
– Check wiring is in good condition, no “knob-and-tube” wiring, no exposed splices
– Check service panel is adequate capacity, all cables attached to the panel
Miscellaneous
– Check smoke and carbon monoxide detectors where required by local ordinances
– Inspect stairway treads and risers solid
– Inspect stair handrails where needed and in good condition
– Check automatic garage door opener operates properly, stops properly for obstacles
Basement or Mechanical Room
– Check for evidence of moisture
– Check for exposed foundation; no stains no major cracks, no flaking, no efflorescence
– Visible structural wood: no sagging, no damage, no decay, no stains, no damage