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Walk-through inspection checklist (con’t)

Garage N/A Yes No Other
Garage door 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?        

Electrical N/A Yes No Other
Light fixtures operational?        
Outlets functional?        
Smoke detectors provided and functional?        
Doorbell operational?        
GFCI outlets in kitchen, bathrooms, exterior and garage?        
GFCI devices functional?        
Dangling or exposed wiring?        
Extension, lamp cord, or zip cord used as permanent wiring?        

Plumbing N/A Yes No Other
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 poper pressure/temperature relief?        

Heating/Cooling N/A Yes No Other
System functional?        
Serviced recently?        
Adequate heat/cooling distribution to rooms?        

Fireplace N/A Yes No Other
Safety check on older fireplaces and chimneys?        
Dampers operational?        
Fire boxes need repair?        
Spark arrestor and rain cap installed?