Now that you’ve finally found an apartment that’s just right for your budget and convenience, perhaps you are prepared to move in. However, before packing your boxes and bags and preparing your moving truck, you should first perform an apartment inspection, which is basically doing a home safety checklist with your rental agent or property manager Inglewood. Here are the major areas you need to inspect for a maximized and comfortable living duration within the place you choose:
- Carry a phone charger and plug it into electrical outlets and check if it functions or not.
- Look for any indications of rodent or insect infestation like chew marks or droppings.
- Guarantee that cable jacks or phone calls are accessible and that they can be accessed and actually functioning.
- Look for a fire escape plan and guarantee to be aware where you should head out in case there are urgent emergencies or fire.
- Guarantee that the home has an installed fire safety tool. See whether carbon monoxide and smoke detectors work and are installed in the right areas. Also, make sure that the fire extinguishers are properly placed.
Window and door inspection
- Inspect all doors and windows to guarantee that they can be properly closed and opened.
- Attempt all doorknobs and locks to make sure they are safe and not wobbly. If the place has different kinds of lock, request for a key for every available lock.
- Check if all the screens and window coverings are in place.
- Make sure that the plumbing works well by flushing every toilet. Check inside the tank to guarantee that it has a sturdy handle that won’t snap eventually.
- Run every faucet and Inspect for leaks below the sink. Check below the sink and see whether there aren’t any water odors, discolorations, or drips. Fill up the sink and guarantee that it can hold water and that it can be properly drained.
- Ensure that the showerhead functions and aren’t splashing water from different angles.
- Try the hot water to guarantee that it heats up right away and inspect the water pressure.
- Check your bathroom’s mirror if it has any signs of discolorations or cracks.
- Close and open all the drawers and cupboard doors and inspect for dings and chips.
- Assess the tile or linoleum for any cuts, scuffs, and scrapes, and inspect its kitchen’s countertops for any chips, burn marks or stains.
- Turn on all the stove’s burners to see whether they light up. Close and open the door of the oven and see if there are any visible cracks on it. Guarantee that the broiler functions as well.
Living room and bedroom inspections
- Try flipping all the light switch off and on.
- Check the air conditioner in both cold and hot settings. Try to hear if there are any weird noises and check if such areas have any strange smell. If so, this could be an indication that the filters should be replaced.