Four Point Home Inspection in India

 

A “Four point home inspection” focuses on four key areas of concern in an apartment or house: is electric, plumbing, Seepage/leakage, and carpet area inspection.

 

A four point home inspection is an evaluation of your home’s well-being. The homeowners who not want to go for a comprehensive home inspection can option out for Four point home inspection.  Four point home inspection will provide you the snag or defects of plumbing, electric, etc work at home. The four home inspections also verify and provide the actual RERA carpet of an apartment or house.

Following are the four aspects covers in four point home inspection:

Electric Inspection

From the Four point home inspection, the 1st is electric inspection. The potential for electrical faults is almost impossible to measure without technical help when there are hundreds or thousands of running feet of wire in an average home of 2,000 square feet. During the electrical inspection, the home inspector will look for loose wires, damaged sockets and circuits, overloaded breakers, burn marks on electric wires and fixtures, voltage fluctuations in sockets, the gauge of wire provided, etc. The home inspector will check for proper availability and functioning of earthing or GFCI protection in every room.

Plumbing Inspection 

From the Four point home inspection, the 2nd is plumbing inspection. There are several reasons the homeowners would like a specialist review of the plumbing system before possession of a flat or apartment. The home inspector will examine anywhere the water runs through the plumbing system in the house or home and provides snags or defects list. The home inspector will checks for damage or leaky faucets and shower head, blocked or clogged drains, all exposed pipes and concealed line, plumbing fixtures installation, water pressure, etc. in all bathrooms, kitchen, etc.

Seepage/Leakage Inspection 

From the Four point home inspection, the 3rd is Seepage/Leakage inspection. Damp and mold penetration because of water leakage can cause inflammation of the mouth, nasal stuffiness, irritation of the eyes, and even skin rashes. In the long term, Molds can also cause major chronic conditions, such as asthma and lung disease. So, it’s very necessary to check for any leakage/seepage/dampness issues before the move into your new home or house. During the seepage/leakage inspection, the home inspector will use a thermal camera to detect possible leakage/seepage issues. The home inspector will check the faulty or damaged internal plumbing, water tank leakage, Improper filling of tiles joints in bathrooms and kitchen, corrosion of pipes, clogged lines, etc. that can cause leakage/seepage issues in a home.

RERA Carpet Area Inspection

From the Four point home inspection, the 4th is carpet area verification. RERA has asked all developers to sell apartments based on carpet area only. As per RERA, carpet area is described as ‘the net usable floor area of an apartment, excluding the area covered by the external walls, areas under services shafts, exclusive balcony or verandah area and exclusive open terrace area, but includes the area covered by the internal partition walls of the apartment’. As a homebuyer is a layperson and they may not be familiar with finding out actual RERA carpet area, they can appoint a home inspector to drive actual RERA carpet area of home or apartment.  The home inspector will use lesar meter to find an actual RERA carpet area.

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