Hearth and Home Residential Inspections LLC
Phone: (913) 648-3401

Home Inspection Checklist

Free Inspection Quote:

Security Code: *  
Inspection Date
Inspection Time
Zip Code

Free Radon Test
With Every Missouri Home Inspection!
All home inspections are different and can vary dramatically from state to state, as well as across counties and cities. Much depends on the home inspector and which association, if any, to which the home inspector belongs.

Note that this inspection list will not list the condition of every item in the house that is inspected. The form will only list the items that need attention.

Hearth and Home KC

  • Structural Elements.
    • Construction of walls, ceilings, floors, roof and foundation.
  • Exterior Evaluation.
    • Wall covering, landscaping, grading, elevation, drainage, driveways, fences, sidewalks, fascia, trim, doors, windows, lights and exterior receptacles.
  • Roof and Attic.
    • Framing, ventilation, type of roof construction flashing and gutters. It does not include a guarantee of roof condition nor a roof certification.
  • Plumbing.
    • Identification of pipe materials used for potable, drain, waste and vent pies, including condition. toilets, showers, sinks, faucets, and traps. This does not include a sewer inspection.
  • Systems and Components.
    • Water heaters, furnaces, air conditioning, duct work, chimney, and fireplace.
  • Electrical
    • Main Panel, circuit breakers, types of wiring, grounding, exhaust fans, receptacles, ceiling fans and light fixtures.
  • Appliances.
    • Dishwasher, range and oven, built-in microwaves, garbage disposal and smoke detectors.
  • Garage.
    • Slab, walls, ceiling, vents, entry, firewall, garage door, openers, lights, receptacles, exterior, windows and roof.
If you have a choice, it is smarter to hire your own contractors and supervise repairs. Before issuing a formal request to repair, consider the seller's incentive to hire the cheapest contractor and to replace appliances with the least expensive brands.

Although home inspectors are reluctant to and, in many cases, refuse to disclose repair costs, call a contractor to determine the scope and expense to fix minor problems yourself. No home is perfect. Every home will have issues on a home inspection. Even new homes.

Some buyers feel a home inspection is unnecessary, especially if they are buying new construction. If a light switch doesn't work or the air conditioner blows out hot air, those are problems you can see and test.

The problems that aren't readily identifiable to you such as code violations, a furnace that leaks carbon monoxide or a failing chimney, are the types of defects a home inspector could identify in a new home.
Website Builder