vi) Components

In this section, we would cover the components in a house. This would cover items like:

  1. Wardrobes
  2. Cabinets
  3. Sinks
  4. Toilet bowls
  5. Vanity tops
  6. Wash basins
  7. Toilet paper racks
  8. Etc...

For components with doors such as wardrobes and cabinets, the doors should open and close in a smooth manner. Same goes for the covers of toilet bowls.

The doors/covers should be properly flushed or aligned when in a closed position.

Cabinet - Laminate Blisters
Cabinet - Laminate Blisters
Wardrobe - Hole
Wardrobe - Hole

 

 

Inspect the components for any visible damages like cracks, dents, scratch marks.

 

 

 

Components like lock, knob, handle, latch, hinges, screws etc... must be well fitted and free from rust and stains. It is essential for these to be operated smoothly and easily especially the locking mechanism. There should be no squealing sound where the presence indicates parts subjected to excessive friction or simply poorly oiled.

Toilet Bowl - Rusty and ill-fitted screw
Toilet Bowl - Rusty and ill-fitted screw

Joints of any components to wall or ceiling should be consistent and without any visible gap.

Kitchen Cabinet - Gap
Kitchen Cabinet - Gap
Wardrobe- Gap
Wardrobe- Gap
Bathroom countertop - Gap
Bathroom countertop - Gap

 

 

 

 

 

 

In summary, the following are the key areas to look out for when checking for defects in components:

  1. Should open and close in a smooth manner
  2. Should be properly flushed or aligned when in a closed position
  3. No visible damages like cracks, dents, scratch marks
  4. Components must be well fitted and free from rust and stains
  5. Conponenets should be operated smoothly and easily
  6. No squealing sound
  7. Joints of any components to wall or ceiling should be consistent and without any visible gap