1. Smoke Alarms:
Ensure that smoke alarms are installed in the required areas of the property, such as bedrooms and common areas, and that they are in working order. Test them regularly to guarantee functionality.
2. Carbon Monoxide Detectors:
Install carbon monoxide detectors in areas with potential gas or fuel-burning appliances and make sure they are operational to detect dangerous gas leaks.
3. Electrical Systems:
Check for any faulty wiring, exposed wires, or electrical hazards. All outlets and switches should function correctly, and circuit breakers should be labeled.
4. Plumbing Systems:
Examine plumbing for leaks, clogs, or any issues that could affect the supply of water or proper drainage. Ensure that faucets, toilets, and showers are in good working condition.
5. Heating and Cooling Systems:
Verify that heating and cooling systems are functioning correctly, providing adequate temperature control. Replace filters as needed to maintain air quality.
6. Structural Integrity:
Inspect the property's structure, including walls, ceilings, floors, and the roof, for signs of damage, leaks, or deterioration.
7. Exterior Maintenance:
Evaluate the exterior of the building, including siding, roofing, and gutters. Ensure that they are well-maintained to prevent water damage and deterioration.
8. Window and Door Security:
Check the condition of windows and doors, ensuring they have secure locks and can be opened and closed easily. They should also provide proper insulation.
9. Fire Safety Equipment:
Confirm that fire extinguishers are readily available and functional. Make sure that fire exits are clearly marked and easily accessible.
10. Pest Control:
Regularly inspect for signs of pests and implement measures for pest control as necessary to maintain a pest-free environment.