Bathroom Inspection Checklist for Building Inspections

Inspecting a Toilet

When inspecting a toilet listen for running water as this may indicate a worn washer and water will continuously be running into the pan. Another way to check this is to place a sheet of toilet paper at the back of the pan and check if it becomes wet. Then you should flush the toilet whilst looking at the back of the toilet where the cistern is connected to the pan, you should be checking for and leaks around the joins in the plumbing.

Inspecting a bathroom vanity cabinet

When inspecting a vanity cabinet, look at the condition of the panels, doors and drawers for evidence of moisture damage as this could indicate a leak in the plumbing or adjoining bath or shower leaks. Open the doors and drawers and check their operation is easy and aligns properly. Check the bench top for moisture damage, check the sealant between the splash back and the bench top to make sure it has no gaps and is not perished.

Inspecting a basin

When checking the vanity basin look for any cracks in the basin, chips and scratches can also cause mould to building up. Turn the hot tap on and check how long it takes the hot water to get to the basin, check how hot the water is and how much pressure there is. Turn another hot water tap on in the bathroom to see if there is a significant drop in water pressure. Also, turn the cold water tap on and check for any leaks around the base of tap and spout.

Inspecting a bath

When checking, the bath look for any cracks or damage around the bath. Check the perimeter of the bath when it intersects with the walls and hob, check that the sealant has no gaps and is not perished. Perished and damaged sealant will let moisture ingress into the surrounding walls. Turn the hot water tap on and check how hot the water is and how much pressure there is, turn the cold water on and check for any leaks around the taps and spout.

Inspecting a shower

When checking, the shower look for any damage or cracking to the shower screen and door. Check for corrosion and how smoothly the door operates. Turn the hot tap on and check how long the hot water takes to get to the shower, check the temperature and pressure of the hot water. Turn the cold water tap on and check for leaks around the taps and the shower head.