In most North American households, the kitchen is a very busy area and is therefore more susceptible to heavy wear and use than any other room in the home. Also, the interaction of heat and moisture can create problems if ventilation is not provided to the exterior of the house. Easily washable surfaces on floors, walls and cabinets can help in everyday cleanup tedium.

A visual inspection will evaluate the existing condition and serviceability of the following points:

CABINETS: type (wood, laminate etc.), moderate or heavy wear, misaligned doors, loose hinges, damage, missing handles, decay, stains beneath sink

FLOORING: type (vinyl, ceramic, tile wood etc), sloping or unevenness, cracking, stains, looseness, raised seams or edges, water damage, damaged / sliced

LIGHTS: inoperative switches

COUNTER: type (laminate, wood, tile, corian etc.), wear, damage or chipping, missing grout, poorly sealed backsplash, water damage, burnt or raised seams

OUTLETS: reverse polarity, ungrounded, inoperative or loose, GFCI recommended or defective

RANGE HOOD: type (direct vent, filtered), operation of fan and light, loose or missing, noisy, old, proper make-up air or improper venting, loose duct tape

SINKS: type (single, double etc.), slow drainage, leaking, heavy wear, denting, chips, missing or damaged stopper, improperly plumbed, leaking taps

GARBERETOR: noise, vibration, poor switch location, inoperative, wiring not sheathed, missing cutters and or splash guard

DISHWASHER PLUMBING: improper trapping, no hammer arrestor on supply line, no water shut off

GENERAL: Any obvious immediate condition that may appear to impede efficiency, cause premature failure, or pose a health or safety risk.

NOTE: If any point of a regular inspection is concealed, or not accessible to the inspector it will not be included in the inspection.