What’s Property Onboarding

Our property onboarding consists of a 75 plus point assessment, documentation, and preventive maintenance of your property at our first visit. After we are completed you will receive access to our customer portal for your review of the full report.

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