Here are some basic steps when doing your defect checking:
- Get defect checking form from HDB or MCST
- Visit your new home for inspection
- Decide whether to DIY or hire a specialist
If you hire a specialist, you have little to do but to oversee the inspection. If you choose to DIY however, follow this guideline:
WHAT TO BRING
Defect checking form – Make sure you bring extra copies. You’ll never know how extensive the defects your home has!
A (working) pen – This is common sense but make sure your pen works!
Tapes/Sticky notes – These are for marking where the defects are. If you can, you may bring them in different colors to identify according to your liking (eg: minor vs major defect)
Doorstopper – A lot of homeowners neglect this but your new home is stuffy! So by opening the main door along with the windows, it will help ease your situation.
Flashlight and stool/ladder – These are really helpful for those dark areas and out of reach areas.
Tapping rod – It is useful and ergonomic for checking hollow tiles. A coin or key may also be used but they may cause backache as you need to bend down a lot.
Cameras – You may use your camera phones if they take good close-ups. Photos are for visual documentation and for comparison later on if improvement has been made.
Ruler and measuring tape – These are for checking the gaps between tiles and for any measurement issues that need pointing out.
The more eyes, the better. Ask your family or friends to help with the inspection. It will be a lot faster and more efficient!
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