How To Check For Defects In New Houses
This checklist will help you to check for defects in new houses in a more organized manner. Begin with the interior, working your way through room by room and finish up with the exterior.
- Check brick walls for any cracks, especially around the door and window jambs. Avoid buying house with poor finish, which covers poor plastering and badly-painted walls with uneven coverage.
- Check for run water down every single drainage hole for any blockage. Sometimes, debris is disposed off the easiest and shortest route through the pipes.
- Check for sinks, taps and mirror. Ensure these are securely installed:
- Test the water pressure and ensure plumbing joints do not leak
- Check for chips, cracks or discoloration
- Also, check the toilet flush
- Check for metalwork. These include window frames and balustrades:
- Check for rusted-through metalwork
- Give the balustrades a good shake- are they sturdy and securely affixed?
Balustrade: rows of upright posts or small pillars joined along the top by a rail or stonework
Jambs: vertical posts at the side of doors and windows
Finish: state of being perfect
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