Laundry Room/Closet

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  • Door is very difficult to slide on the track or did not operate smoothly.
  • The door is damaged from a break in, pet, or has poor repairs.
  • The dead bolt needs adjustment or is missing.
  • The ball catch on the door needs adjustment or is missing.
  • The door is damaged, defective, delaminated, installed improperly, missing, or does not latch securely.
  • The door does not shut, is not square, is off track, peeling paint, or has been removed.
  • The door rubs at the bottom, floor, jamb, or top when opening and closing.
  • The door swings open/closed, swings over the step, or is weathered.
  • The door stop is damaged or missing.
  • The floor guides are missing or not operating.
  • There is a gap around the door.
  • The door handle is damaged, difficult to turn, loose, or missing.
  • The door hardware is not recessed.
  • The hinge is loose, missing, or missing screws.
  • The door jamb is deteriorated.
  • The door knob is loose, missing, or in need of repair/replacement.
  • The mirror on the door is cracked or broken.
  • The door is missing the handle or some other hardware.
  • The door needed nail heads set, putty, prep and paint or seal.
  • The shower doors swing, have a missing handle, or is not latching.
  • The slide latch is difficult to operate.
  • The strike-plate is missing, not latching, or is not tight.
  • The door was not inspected with a key.
  • Weather stripping is missing, damaged, or revealed daylight.
  • Window on the door is broken, cracked, or has a damaged seal.
  • The door would not close properly.


  • The ceiling has an access hole, crack, seam crack, multiple cracks, or several hairline cracks.
  • The ceiling is damaged, deteriorated, loose, is missing a piece, or is missing in areas.
  • The ceiling has nail pops, signs of repair, or is warped/buckled.
  • The ceiling is peeling from water leak above.
  • The ceiling has peeled in areas and needs prep/paint.
  • The ceiling was peeling or loose.
  • The ceiling has a light stain or a water stain.
  • The ceiling revealed tape and nail beds in areas (cosmetic).
  • The ceiling showed pulling or wrinkling of the drywall tape at the corner, which could reflect structural movement in this area.


  • The walls have an access hole, bulge, crack, seam crack, hairline cracks, or multiple cracks.
  • The walls have damage, pet damage, framing damage, or is deteriorated.
  • The walls have missing or loose grout.
  • The walls are loose or missing in areas.
  • There are signs of moisture behind the walls and/or moisture stains on the walls.
  • Possible mold-like substance is present on the walls.
  • There are nail pops, peeling paint, or the wall is peeling/loose in areas.
  • There are signs of repair or mismatch in paint at the walls.
  • The wall is sloped, had tape pulling/wrinkling, or revealed tape and nail bed areas.
  • The walls were missing silicone caulking around control knob cover plate.
  • The walls were not finished properly (Missing caulk or paint).
  • There is evidence of wood-destroying insects present at the walls.


  • The floor is blemished, cracked, damaged, deteriorated, or faded.
  • The carpet is loose or loose at the edge.
  • The grout on the flooring is damaged or missing.
  • The floor has a hump, is loose, or missing.
  • The floor needs shoe-mold, is not sealed at the edge, or is not sloped to drain.
  • The floor had pet damage, slopes, squeaks, or is stained.
  • The floor revealed a seam or had seams that were wide/inconsistent.
  • The floor had tiles that were cracked, damaged, or loose.
  • The floor had a transition piece that was missing, a trip hazard, or was warped/buckled.
  • The floor was missing mortar/sealer or was not installed according to current standards.
  • The floor felt weak (not supported), had wear/tear, or had wet stains.


  • Sash Cords (Severed, Missing, Damaged)
  • Crank Handle (Not Working, Loose, Missing, Damaged)
  • Window Frame (Damaged, Loose, Peeling Paint, Moisture Damage)
  • Window Did Not Close Completely
  • Glass (Broken, Cracked, Missing, Loose at Frame)
  • Glass Not Tempered
  • Glazing Missing
  • Grille (Damaged)
  • Lock (Loose, Not Operating properly, Damaged, Missing)
  • NI – AC Unit in Window
  • Sash (Difficult to Operate, Not Aligned, Rubs or Scrapes, Stuck, Top Slides Down)
  • Screens (Missing, Damaged)
  • Window Thermal Seals (Damaged, Cloudy)
  • Sill, Casing, Frame (Damaged)
  • Spring Rails (Loose, Weak, Missing)
  • Missing Cranks
  • Locks Not Working

Counters, Cabinets, Shelves

  • The countertop does not butt evenly against wall (wall out of square).
  • Countertop has more than an 8” inch overhang.
  • Countertop had facing that was loose in some areas.
  • Countertop has a burn mark, is chipped, is not level, is painted over, is stained, is swollen (blistered), is damaged, or is loose (not fastened securely).
  • There is loose tile or grout at the countertop.
  • The countertop has moisture stains or is swollen from moisture. (Showed signs of moisture intrusion).
  • The countertop needs caulking with silicone along the backsplash.
  • The countertop was cut out too wide at sink (gap was visible).
  • The cabinets are damaged, don’t work smoothly, has loose hinges, is loose, is peeling in areas, is unfinished, uses drywall screws, has a loose handle, has moisture intrusion, or overlap each other when closing.
  • The cabinets were warped or installed incorrectly.
  • The cabinets rub against each other when opened.
  • The cabinets were sagged/warped, show wear/damage, has missing tracks/rails, were missing, or were missing hardware.

Exhaust Fan

  • The exhaust fan had a cover that was damaged or missing.
  • The exhaust fan was damaged or dirty.
  • The exterior vent was damaged or missing.
  • The light on the exhaust fan flickered or was not working.
  • The exhaust fan hummed during operation.
  • The light cover had a burn mark, was damaged, or was missing.
  • The exhaust fan was loose, missing, noisy, not working, or did not have a switch.
  • The exhaust fan was not venting to the exterior.
  • The exhaust fan was old, weak, or slow to work.

Electrical Fixtures

  • Light fixture uses a light socket adapter and should have own outlet.
  • Light bulb is missing or not working.
  • Can’t find the switch to turn on the light fixture.
  • The chain at the light fixture is missing or stuck.
  • The cord is hanging by electrical wiring.
  • The light cover is cracked or damaged.
  • The light fixture is damaged, exposed, flickered, loose, missing, has broken glass, or uses an extension cord.
  • There is a missing cover, missing, glass, missing globe, or missing a part.
  • The light fixture is not working or old/rusty.

220 Volt Dryer Outlet

  • The 220-volt outlet was damaged or not working.
  • Damaged or missing faceplate.
  • Electrical outlets are installed at varying heights or was loose in the wall/no longer holds a plug securely.
  • Electrical outlet was damaged or broken.
  • Open Neutral – Reverse Polarity – Obstructed – Not Working – Not Grounded – Obstructed – Wired to Light.

110 Volt Washer Outlet

  • Damaged or missing faceplate.
  • Electrical outlets are installed at varying heights or was loose in the wall/no longer holds a plug securely.
  • Electrical outlet was damaged or broken.
  • Open Neutral – Reverse Polarity – Obstructed – Not Working – Not Grounded – Obstructed – Wired to Light.

Dryer Gas Connection

  • The gas piping was damaged, exposed to a vehicle, had a gas leak, was kinked, was loose, was missing, or was missing a cap.
  • The gas piping was CSST (lawsuit).
  • The gas piping had inadequate support or was installed improperly.
  • The gas piping was not secure or had moderate/severe corrosion.

Dryer Vent Piping

  • There is no vent connection that is present in the laundry room.
  • The dryer vent connection is disconnected, kinked/damaged, or is missing.
  • The dryer vent connection has a plastic vent, is too short/can’t attach hose, or is vented to a canister.
  • The dryer vent exhaust is too long.

Washer Plumbing Supply

  • The washer plumbing supply is difficult to access.
  • The washer plumbing supply is damaged, leaking, missing, seized, corroded, or not present.
  • The knob at the washer plumbing supply is damaged, missing, or rubs.

Washer Drain

  • The washer drain is clogged, damaged, double trapped, missing, leaks, or drains slowly.
  • The washer drain has an old trap that’s been discontinued or has been repaired improperly.
  • The washer drain uses a S-Trap and should be upgraded to P-Trap.
  • The washer drain is rusted and deteriorated at the P-trap.
  • The washer drain still has a plastic housing cap in place.

Presence of Installed Heat Source

  • Supply register or return air cover is damaged, broken, loose, missing, noisy, old, or weak.
  • There is no heat coming to the supply register.
  • Baseboard heater is damaged, broken, loose, missing, noisy, old, weak, or has no heat coming from it.
  • Supply register is not intended for the floor.
  • The louver on the supply register is stuck or damaged.
  • There is no cover for the supply register, baseboard heater, or return air vent.

Laundry Area Description/Location

  • Vinyl duct is a defect