Steps In Doing Defect Checking

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:



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.


quick-tip-transparentThe 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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