Service drop

Service entrance conductors, cables, and raceways

Service equipment and main disconnects

Service grounding

Interior components of service panels and subpanels


Overcurrent protection devices

A representative number of installed lighting fixtures, switches, and receptacles

Ground fault circuit interrupters and arc fault circuit interrupters


Wall coverings, flashing, and trim

Exterior doors

Attached and adjacent decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches, and their associated railings

Eaves, soffits, and fascias where accessible from the ground level

Vegetation, grading, surface drainage, and retaining walls that are likely to adversely affect the building

Adjacent and entryway walkways, patios, and driveways


Inspect structural components including foundation and framing

Describe foundation

Describe floor structure

Describe wall structure

Describe ceiling structure

Describe roof structure


Interior water supply and distribution systems including fixtures and faucets

Interior drain, waste, and vent systems including fixtures

Water heating equipment and hot water supply systems

Vent systems, flues, and chimneys

Fuel storage and fuel distribution systems

Sewage ejectors, sump pumps, and related piping


Installed heating equipment

Vent systems, flues, and chimneys

Distribution systems

Air Conditioning

Open and inspect readily openable access panels

Central and permanently installed cooling equipment

Distribution systems


Walls, ceilings, and floors

Steps, stairways, and railings

Countertops and a representative number of installed cabinets

A representative number of doors and windows

Garage vehicle doors and garage vehicle door operators

Installed ovens, ranges, surface cooking appliances, microwave ovens, dishwashing machines, and food waste grinders by using normal operating controls to activate the primary function

Insulation and Ventilation

Insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces

Ventilation of attics and foundation areas

Kitchen, bathroom, laundry, and similar exhaust systems

Clothes dryer exhaust systems

Fireplaces and Fuel Burning Appliances

Fuel-burning fireplaces, stoves, and fireplace inserts

Fuel-burning accessories installed in fireplaces

Chimneys and vent systems


Roofing materials

Roof drainage systems


Skylights chimneys, and roof penetrations