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6 Must-Check Items for Your New BTO Defect Inspection

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  • Verify all the keys

Start by carefully examining each key provided, including those for the main door, windows, and letterbox. It’s essential not to overlook this step, as many new homeowners tend to do. Take your time to ensure every key works smoothly and fits properly. If any issues arise, notify your builder or landlord promptly for resolution.

  • Check all windows

This routine check is vital for ensuring the functionality and durability of your windows. Start by examining all handles and window locks to guarantee they operate smoothly and are free from any signs of rust or corrosion. Next, carefully inspect the window glass to verify proper installation and absence of any visible scratches or damage. Additionally, assess the window frames to ensure they are securely anchored to the wall, with no gaps present that could allow water infiltration during periods of heavy rainfall. Taking the time to thoroughly assess these key areas will help prevent potential issues and ensure your windows remain in optimal condition for years to come.

  • Inspect all items provided by HDB.

Inspecting all HDB-provided fittings is essential to ensure they are installed correctly and in good condition. Look closely for any signs of rust, looseness, or misalignment. Pay special attention to the toilet bowl and flush mechanism to ensure they are functioning properly. If you’re planning renovations and intend to replace all the fittings, you may choose to skip this check. However, it’s still a good idea to ensure everything is in order before proceeding with any changes. Taking the time to thoroughly inspect these fittings can help prevent potential issues in the future.

  • Check Kitchen/Toiles Flooring and Tiling

This check takes time and effort but is crucial. It’s about ensuring tiles aren’t loose or hollow. Tap each tile with a 50-cent coin to check for hollow sounds or use a tile tester. Loose tiles can lead to cracks or lifting later on.

To conduct the flooring test, ensure the entire toilet floor is wet. This helps identify any areas where water might collect. During renovation, it’s crucial that the floor slope directs water towards the designated outlet (floortrap). Leave the floor wet for at least half a day to thoroughly assess the drainage. If you observe water pooling in any corner or section, it should be documented as a defect and brought to the attention of the Building Service Centre (BSC) for rectification. Taking these steps can help ensure proper water flow and prevent potential issues in the future.

  •  Water Supply

To begin, locate and switch on the main water supply outside your unit. Proceed to test each HDB-provided fitting for smooth water flow, ensuring there are no leaks or unusual sounds. Take note of the water pressure from each fixture as well. If you encounter any issues or uncertainties, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Building Service Centre (BSC) for further assistance. It’s important to address any concerns promptly to ensure the proper functioning of your plumbing system.

  •  Check laundry system

Test the HDB-provided laundry system by pulling it to ensure it operates smoothly. If you encounter any resistance or difficulty, it could indicate a problem with the mechanism. Take note of any unusual sounds or movements. If you notice any issues, it’s important to report them promptly to ensure proper maintenance and functionality of the laundry system. Addressing problems early can prevent further damage and inconvenience in the future.

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