Inspection Checklist

Expert Home Inspections Across New Jersey Servicing:
Hudson, Bergen, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset, and Union Counties In New Jersey.
Comprehensive Assessments for Single and Multi-Family Homes, Townhouses, Condos, and Studios.

Welcome to our detailed 'Inspection Checklist' at Core 360 Home Inspections.
This checklist is your guide to understanding the thoroughness of our inspection process

Our comprehensive home inspection services cover every essential aspect of your property. We meticulously evaluate the structural components, from the foundation to the roof, ensuring the integrity and stability of your home. Our expert team examines the exterior elements, including wall cladding, windows, and doors, as well as outdoor structures like decks and patios, to identify any potential safety hazards or maintenance needs.

The interior of your home receives equal attention, with thorough inspections of walls, ceilings, floors, and critical systems such as plumbing, electrical, heating, and air conditioning. We understand the importance of a well-functioning and safe home environment, which is why we also assess insulation and ventilation, key factors in your home’s energy efficiency and air quality.

In addition to the standard inspection items, we offer specialized ancillary services such as radon testing, mold testing, air quality assessments, and tank sweeps, ensuring a complete evaluation of your property’s condition.

At Core 360 Home Inspections we are committed to delivering detailed, accurate, and easy-to-understand inspection reports, empowering you to make informed decisions about your property. Whether you are preparing to buy a new home, sell your current residence, or simply ensure the ongoing safety and quality of your living space, our team is here to provide the expertise and reassurance you need.

Presented below is a detailed checklist of items that are inspected as part of our service, provided they are visible and a component of the property. It’s important to recognize that each property is unique, and not all items may be applicable to every home.

In New Jersey, the conduct and criteria for home inspections are governed by the state’s Administrative Code. This code sets up the Home Inspection Advisory Committee and specifies the standards of practice for home inspectors. Our adherence to these regulations ensures that our inspections are thorough, professional, and in line with state guidelines.

CategoryDetails
Buildings InspectedSingle Family, Multi-Family, Condo, Townhouse
ExteriorWall Cladding, Flashings, Trim, Eaves, Soffits, Fascias, Entryway Doors, Windows, Garage Doors, Decks, Balconies, Steps, Areaways, Porches, Railings, Vegetation, Grading, Drainage, Driveways, Patios, Walkways, Retaining Walls, Planters, Fencing, Pilasters, Gates, Installed Lighting
RoofingRoof Coverings, Tiles, Shingles, Rolled Roofing, Built Up Roofing, Soffits, Observable Underlayment, Roof Drainage Systems, Flashings, Skylights, Chimneys, Crowns, Caps, Spark Arrestors, Roof Penetrations, Plumbing Vents, Interior Vents, Attic Vents, Environmental Systems Installed, Condensate Drains, Layered Materials, Wear of Materials, Signs of leaks, Abnormal Condensation
Structural ComponentFoundation, Floors, Walls, Columns, Ceilings, Roofs, Safely Accessible Crawl Spaces and Attic Spaces
PlumbingInterior Water Supply, Distribution System, Piping Materials, Compatibility Supports, Pipe Insulation, Kitchen Fixtures and Faucets, Bathroom Fixtures and Faucets, Toilets, Showers, Bath Tubs, Leaks in Plumbing Components, Functional Flow Tests, Cross Connections, Interior Drains, Waste and Vent System, Traps, Drains, Waste, Vent Piping, Hot Water Systems, Water Heating Equipment, Normal Operating Controls, Automatic Safety Controls, Flues, Vents, Fuel Source, Distribution system
HVACPermanently Installed Heating Systems, Heating Equipment, Normal Operating Controls, Automatic Safety Controls, Fans, Flues and Vents Heat Distribution Systems, Pumps, Ducts and Piping, Dampers, Insulation, Air filters, Registers, Radiators, Fan Coil Units, Convectors, Presence of Installed Heat Source in Each Room, Energy Source, Operate Systems Using Normal Operating Controls, Open Normal Access Panels provided For Routine Homeowner Maintenance, Central Air Conditioning, Cooling and Air Handling Equipment, Distribution System Presence of Installed Cooling Source in Each Room
Insulation & VentilationInsulation and Vapor Retarders in Unfinished Spaces, Ventilation of Attics and Foundation Areas, Kitchen Venting Systems, Bathroom Venting Systems, Laundry Venting Systems
ElectricalService Entrance Conductors, Service Equipment, Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels, Sub Panels, Amperage Ratings, Voltage Ratings of Service, Branch Circuit Conductors, Overcurrent Devices, Compatibility of Ampacities and Voltages, Operation of Installed Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Receptacles, Garage Recepticals, Polarity and Grounding of Receptacles, Operation of Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter Receptacles, Carport Receptacles, Exterior Recepticals, Service Entry Conductor Materials, Service type, Location of Main and Distribution Panel
InteriorsWalls, Ceiling, Floors, Steps, Stairways, Balconies, Railings, Counters, Cabinets, Doors, Windows, Separation Walls, Ceilings, Doors Between Dwelling Unit and Garage
Ancillary ServicesRadon Testing, Mold Testing, Air Mold Quality Testing, Termite Inspection, Tank Sweeps | (Note: These are not included in the standard inspection and are optional add-on services with separate charges)
LimitationsPlease be aware that inspections for Condos and Townhomes may be limited in some cases due to Homeowners Associations (HOA) and Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CCR). Common areas are not owned by the buyers.

What areas are covered in your Inspection Checklist?

Our Inspection Checklist thoroughly covers every essential aspect of your property, including structural components, exterior elements, interior systems, and specialized services like radon and mold testing.

Can the Inspection Checklist be customized for older homes?

Our Inspection Checklist is adaptable to the unique needs of older homes, with special attention to historical construction methods and materials, ensuring a thorough and appropriate inspection.

Does the Inspection Checklist include assessments for potential water damage?

Yes, our Inspection Checklist involves an in-depth examination of areas prone to water damage, including basements, roofs, and plumbing systems, to identify any signs of water-related issues.

How detailed is the Inspection Checklist for electrical systems?

The electrical section of our Inspection Checklist includes a comprehensive evaluation of wiring, outlets, service panels, and safety devices to ensure they meet current safety standards