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1234 Main St.
Palm Coast, Fl 32164
04/08/2020 9:00AM

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Agent Name

Agency Name
183
Items Inspected
7
Low priority or maintenance items
32
Medium priority
11
High priority

1 - INTRODUCTION

DEAR VALUED CUSTOMER

By relying on this inspection report you have agreed to accept its terms, conditions, and limitations as set forth in the INSPECTION AGREEMENT. If you did not sign and/or receive an agreement for review, please contact us immediately. In the event you do not agree to sign and/or accept our INSPECTION AGREEMENT in its entirety, you must contact All American Inspection Services immediately upon receipt of this completed report. In addition, all electronic and paper copies of the inspection report must be deleted and destroyed, and may not be used in whole or in part for consideration in a real estate transaction.
The inspection report is an unbiased assessment of the property for the day it was created. It is essential you read this report in its entirety and determine what you feel is important in regards to corrections needed. It is not intended to reflect the value of the property, or to make any representation as to the advisability of purchase. Not all improvements will be identified during this inspection. Unexpected repairs should still be anticipated. This inspection is not a guarantee or warranty of any kind.
Please remember that our inspectors have your best interest in mind. We make our best effort to find every deficiency within the scope of the visual inspection. Also remember that the main intention of our inspection is to point out any major deficiencies in the property not minor. We do not report on fences, screens, phone or cable wires, speaker systems, alarm systems, cosmetic items or any item detached or away from the building being inspected (unless specifically specified and/or paid for).
All American Inspection Services performs all inspections in substantial compliance with the State of FL Standards. As such, we inspect the readily accessible, visually observable, installed systems and components of a home as designated.
State standards define the scope of a home inspection. Clients sometimes assume that a home inspection will include many things that are beyond the scope. We encourage you to read the FL Standards of Practice so that you clearly understand what things are included in the home inspection and report. These standards of practice are available online. Copy and paste the link below in your web browser to view. The SOP are located at the bottom of the page: 
https://www.flrules.org/gateway/ChapterHome.asp?Chapter=61-30

Home Inspectors are generalists. Our job is to discover visible defects with the home and either suggest action or recommend further evaluation by a specialist in the appropriate field. In many cases generalists can not diagnose conditions with major components or systems, due to the lack of specific licenses. Only individuals who carry the proper credentials can make proper assessments.
Any repairs or work suggested in this report should only be performed by qualified licensed individuals.
While the inspector makes every effort to thoroughly inspect all aspects, some areas can be overlooked due to human error, or in the event that areas are inaccessible. Some areas that are accessible can be covered from full view because objects or items that block or hinder full view of the space.
The report has been prepared for your exclusive use, as our client. No use by third parties is intended. We will not be responsible to any parties for the contents of the report, other than the party named herein.
Thanks very much for the opportunity of conducting this inspection for you. We are available to you throughout the entire real estate transaction process. Should you have any questions, please call or email us.

OVERVIEW

A home inspection is not a pass or fail type of inspection.It is a visual only evaluation of the conditions of the systems and accessible components of the home designed to identify areas of concern within specific systems or components defined by the Florida State Standards of Practice, that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector at the exact date and time of inspection. Conditions can and will change after the inspection over time. Future conditions or component failure can not be foreseen or reported on. Components that are not readily accessible can not be inspected.Issues that are considered as cosmetic are not addressed in this report. (Holes, stains, scratches, unevenness, missing trim, paint and finish flaws or odors). It is not the intent of this report to make the house new again.Any and all recommendations for repair, replacement, evaluation, and maintenance issues found, should be evaluated by the appropriate trades contractors within the clients inspection contingency window or prior to closing, which is contract applicable, in order to obtain proper dollar amount estimates on the cost of said repairs and also because these evaluations could uncover more potential issues than able to be noted from a purely visual inspection of the property. This inspection will not reveal every concern or issue that exists, but only those material defects that were observable on the day of the inspection. This inspection is intended to assist in evaluation of the overall condition of the dwelling only. This inspection is not a prediction of future conditions and conditions with the property are subject to change the moment we leave the premises.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTIES
This report is the property of All American Inspection Services. The Client(s) and their Direct Real Estate Representative named herein have been named as licensee(s) of this document. This document is non-transferable, in whole or in part, to any and all third-parties, including; subsequent buyers, sellers, and listing agents. Copying and pasting deficiencies to prepare the repair request is permitted. THE INFORMATION IN THIS REPORT SHALL NOT BE RELIED UPON BY ANY ONE OTHER THAN THE CLIENT NAMED HEREIN. This report is governed by an Inspection agreement that contained the scope of the inspection, including limitations, exclusions, and conditions of the copyright. Unauthorized recipients are advised to contact a qualified Home Inspector of their choosing to provide them with their own Inspection and Report. 
INSPECTOR LICENSE AND NACHI CERTIFICATION

HOME INSPECTOR LICENSE HI343

COMMENT KEY - DEFINITIONS

This report divides deficiencies into three categories; High Priority, Medium Priority, and Low Priority or Maintenance items.  High priority items will be listed in the Red. Red items should be addressed ASAP.  Medium priority items will be listed in orange. Medium priority items in this category are items that we will typically see in any home inspection or items that are usually easily fixed or items that can be fixed relatively inexpensively. Safety items in this category are marginal or may have be acceptable when the home was built. Low priority or Maintenance Items = The item, component, or system while perhaps functioning as intended is in need of minor repair, service, or maintenance; is showing signs of wear or deterioration that could result in an adverse condition at some point in the future. Items falling into this category can frequently be addressed by a homeowner or handyman and are considered to be routine homeowner maintenance.

These categorizations are in my professional judgement and based on what I observed at the time of inspection. This categorization should not be construed as to mean that items designated as "Minor defects" or "Marginal Defects" do not need repairs or replacement. Due to your perception, opinions, or personal experience you may feel defects belong in a different category, and you should feel free to consider the importance you believe they hold during your purchasing decision.

THERMAL IMAGING

An infrared camera may be used for specific areas or visual problems, and should not be viewed as a full thermal scan of the entire home. Additional services are available at additional costs and would be supplemented by an additional agreement/addendum. Temperature readings displayed on thermal images in this report are included as a courtesy and should not be wholly relied upon as a home inspection is qualitative, not quantitative. These values can vary +/- 4% or more of displayed readings, and these values will display surface temperatures when air temperature readings would actually need to be conducted on some items which is beyond the scope of a home inspection. If a full thermal scan of the home is desired, please reach out to me schedule this service.

2 - GENERAL INFORMATION

AGE OF THE BUILDING
Built 1940
CLIENT IS PRESENT
No
BUILDING FACES
North
WEATHER
Clear
RAIN IN THE LAST THREE DAYS
No
TEMPERATURE
80 to 85°
ESTIMATED LIVING SQ FT
800 to 1000
ESTIMATED TOTAL SQ FT
1000 to 1500
WHAT REALLY MATTERS ON A HOME INSPECTION REPORT

A home inspection is supposed to give you peace of mind, but often has the opposite effect. You will be asked to absorb a lot of information in a short time. This often includes a written report, checklist, photographs, environmental reports, and what the inspector himself says during the inspection. All this combined with the seller's disclosure and what you notice yourself makes the experience even more overwhelming.
What should you do?
Relax. Most of your inspection will be maintenance recommendations, life expectancies and minor imperfections. These are nice to know about. However, the issues that really matter will fall into four categories:
1. Major defects. An example of this would be a significant structural failure.
2. Things that may lead to major defects. A small water leak coming from a piece of roof flashing, for example.
3. Things that may hinder your ability to finance, legally occupy, or insure the home. Structural damaged
caused by termite infestation, for example.

4. Safety hazards. Such as a lack of GFCI-protection.
Anything in these categories should be corrected. Often a serious problem can be corrected inexpensively to protect both life and property (especially in categories 2 and 4). Most sellers are honest and are often surprised to learn of defects uncovered during an inspection. Realize that sellers are under no obligation to repair everything mentioned in the report. No home is perfect. Keep things in perspective. Don't kill your deal over things that don't matter. It is inappropriate to demand that a seller address deferred maintenance, conditions already listed on the seller's disclosure, or nit-picky items.

INACCESSIBLE AREAS

In the report, there may be specific references to areas and items that were inaccessible or only partly accessible. I can make no representations regarding conditions that may be present in these areas but were concealed or inaccessible for review. With access and an opportunity for inspection, reportable conditions or hidden damage may be found in these areas.

NOTE

If we comment on any component of the property or report that an item is not performing its intended function or if there are potential concerns noted, we urge you to have that item examined by a licensed professional before purchasing the property. Please see the inspection agreement for more details regarding the scope of this report.

COSMETIC ITEMS

There are cosmetic deficiencies inside the home which is generally typical. Cosmetic deficiencies are not included inside this inspection report. Cosmetic deficiencies are things like but not limited to missing and/or poorly installed trim, minor damage to walls and/or doors, poorly painted areas, cracked floor tiles,  loose floor tiles,  minor damage to flooring material, minor cracks, patched areas, unfinished walls (which may expose electrical connections),  and minor inconsistencies.

HOME IS OLDER THAN 50 YEARS

The home is older than 50 years and the home inspector considers this while inspecting. It is common to have areas that no longer comply with current code. This is not a new home and this home cannot be expected to meet current code standards. While this inspection makes every effort to point out issues, it does not inspect for code. It is common that homes of any age will have had repairs performed and some repairs may not be in a workmanlike manner. Some areas may appear less than standard. This inspection looks for items that are not functioning as intended. It does not grade the repair. It is common to see old plumbing or mixed materials. Sometimes water signs in crawlspaces or basements could be years old from a problem that no longer exists. Or, it may still need further attention and repair. Determining this can be difficult on an older home. Sometimes in older homes there are signs of damage to wood from wood eating insects. Having this is typical and fairly common. If the home inspection reveals signs of damage you should have a pest control company inspect further for activity and possible hidden damage. Always consider hiring the appropriate expert for any repairs or further inspection.

3 - ROOF

MAIN ROOF COVERING
3 tab fiberglass
MAIN ROOF TYPE
Hip
HOW WAS THE ROOF INSPECTED
Walked on roof
EVIDENCE OF ROOF LEAKS
None noticed
MAIN ROOF EST AGE
12-14 yrs
ROOF DRAINAGE (gutters)
None noticed
ROOFING STANDARDS OF PRACTICE

The inspector shall inspect from ground level or the eaves: the roof-covering materials, the gutters, the downspouts, the vents, flashing, skylights, chimney, and other roof penetrations, and the general structure of the roof from the readily accessible panels, doors or stairs. The inspector shall describe: the type of roof-covering materials. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: observed indications of active roof leaks.The inspector is NOT required to: walk on any roof surface, predict the service life expectancy, inspect underground downspout diverter drainage pipes, remove snow, ice, debris or other conditions that prohibit the observation of the roof surfaces, move insulation, inspect antennae, satellite dishes, lightning arresters, de-icing equipment, or similar attachments, walk on any roof areas that appear, in the opinion of the inspector, to be unsafe, walk on any roof areas if it might, in the opinion of the inspector, cause damage, perform a water test, warrant or certify the roof, confirm proper fastening or installation of any roof-covering material.

ROOFING PICTURES
ITEMS INSPECTED (IF PRESENT)

FLASHING / VENTS / PENETRATIONS / ROOF SHEATHING / CHIMNEYS / SUB FASCIA / ROOF COVERING / SKYLIGHTS / GUTTERS 

If no comment is written about any of the items inspected above, that were present at the time of this inspection, then the item appeared to be performing its intended function and/or appeared operable at the time of this inspection.

Roofs are not inspected at condos. Any written information about the roof in a condo inspection report is offered as a courtesy.

CONDITION: AVERAGE

The roof appears to be in average condition which could be caused from normal wear and tear, or the age, or this also could indicate that the roof needs repairs. Roofs in average condition should have a further evaluation by a licensed roofing contractor.

ROOF SHINGLES: Life expectancy

Shingle roofs typically last 20 years or more before needing full replacement. The lifetime of the shingles can be affected by various things such as the weather, deferred maintenance, roof pitch, quality of the shingles, manufacturer defects, and the location of the home. During the roofs life cycle it can be typical for leaks to develop around roof penetrations and flashing areas. If roof leaks do develop they should be repaired immediately by a licensed roofing contractor. I also recommend that the roof is inspected periodically for leaks especially once the roof reaches 12 years old or more and/or after a severe storm or hurricane. It also may not be a bad idea to patch around roof penetrations once the roof reaches 12 years old or more as part of preventative maintenance. All roof inspections, repairs, and maintenance should be performed by qualified licensed professionals.

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3.3.1 - ROOF SHINGLES

Damaged shingles

I noticed one or more areas of damage shingles at the roof exterior. I recommend repair so that there are no potential leaks.

Roof Roofing Professional
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3.4.1 - SHEATHING AND SUB-FASCIA

Watermarks
below chimney flashing

I noticed one or more areas of visible watermarks inside the attic. The areas appear to be dry at this time. I recommend monitoring.

Roof Roofing Professional
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3.7.1 - ROOF FLASHING

Flashing installed exterior of cladding

The flashing at one or more areas appears to be installed at the outside of the exterior cladding which can be typical for the age of the home. These areas should be periodically monitored and kept thoroughly sealed in order to prevent leaks.

Roof Roofing Professional

4 - ELECTRICAL ENTRANCE AND PANELS

ELECTRICAL SERVICE
Above ground 220V
MAIN PANEL AMP
125 Amps
MAIN PANEL LOCATION
Exterior
MAIN PANEL MFG
General Electric
SUB PANEL LOCATION
N/A
SUB PANEL MFG
N/A
PANEL GROUND OBSERVED
Yes
OVER CURRENT DEVICES
Breakers
GFCI OUTLETS INSTALLED
Yes
AFCI BREAKERS INSTALLED
No
WIRING METHODS
Romex
BRANCH WIRING TYPE
Copper
SYSTEM GROUNDING
Grounding Rod
SMOKE DETECTORS PRESENT
Yes
ELECTRICAL STANDARD OF PRACTICE

The home inspector shall inspect the service drop, service entrance conductors, cables, and raceways, service equipment, main disconnects, service grounding, interior components of service panels and sub-panels, conductors, over-current protection devices, a representative number of installed lighting fixtures, switches and receptacles, the GFCI receptacles. The inspector shall describe the amperage and voltage rating of the service, location of main disconnect(s), sub-panels and wiring methods. The inspector shall report on the presence of solid conductor aluminum branch circuit wiring, and the absence of smoke detectors. The inspector is NOT required to inspect remote control devices, alarm systems and components, low voltage wiring systems and components, ancillary wiring systems and components not a part of the primary electrical power distribution system, measure amperage or voltage.

ELECTRICAL PICTURES
ITEMS INSPECTED (IF PRESENT)

SERVICE ENTRANCE WIRES / WEATHER HEAD / METERS / MAIN AND SUB PANELS / CIRCUIT BREAKERS / AFCI BREAKERS / DISCONNECTS 

If no comment is written about any of the items inspected above, that were present at the time of this inspection, then the item appeared to be performing its intended function and/or appeared operable at the time of this inspection.

CONDITION: AVERAGE

The electrical system appears to be in average condition which could be caused from normal wear and tear, or the age, or this also could indicate that the electrical needs repairs. Electrical systems in average condition should have a further evaluation by a licensed electrical contractor.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Normal wear and tear

The electrical system can exhibit signs of wear and tear for its age. This inspection does not typically point out normal wear and tear as long as it does not appear to be affecting the systems ability to function normally and safely.

CIRCUIT BREAKERS: AFCI breakers

AFCI breakers are designed to protect the circuits on the inside of the home from any arcing that may occur. These types of breakers should be tested periodically. They are typically installed inside either the main panel or subpanels at the subject home. The subject home may not have these types of breakers installed especially if the home was built before 2002.

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4.2.1 - SERVICE ENTRANCE WIRES

Service drop to close to roof
right eave

The service drop appears to be touching and/or to close to the roof. I recommend a proper clearance of the roof at the area. I also noticed that the service lines are touching the satellite dish bracket. I recommend correcting as needed.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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4.4.1 - MAIN AND SUB PANELS

Legend

The legend for one or more of the panel boxes at the subject home is either confusing, difficult to read, or not filled out properly. This makes it difficult to determine the purpose of the breakers at the areas.

Electric Electrical Contractor

5 - ELECTRICAL BRANCH CIRCUITS

ITEMS INSPECTED (IF PRESENT)

BRANCH WIRING / OUTLETS / SWITCHES / FIXTURES / SMOKE DETECTORS

If no comment is written about any of the items inspected above, that were present at the time of this inspection, then the item appeared to be performing its intended function and/or appeared operable at the time of this inspection.

ELECTRICAL PICTURES
GFCI outlets

GFCI outlets have been a code requirement since 1987 and have a test button which are designed to protect consumers from a possible shock hazard. GFCI outlets should be tested periodically to make sure that they trip properly. GFCI protection is required and all wet areas such as the kitchen, bathrooms, garage, laundry room, and exterior.

Low voltage

Smoke detectors are manually checked only. Smoke detectors are not inspected in condos or multi family dwellings.


Landscaping lighting is not inspected.


Low-voltage wiring systems that may be installed at the subject home are not a part of this inspection. These types of systems are typically used for things like cable, security systems, phone systems, internet systems, and speaker systems.


SMOKE DETECTORS: Smoke detectors

Recommend replacing the smoke detector batteries at least once annually and replacing old smoke detectors every 10 years for safety. I also recommend one smoke detector is installed per area and per bedroom and at hallways leading to bedrooms for maximum protection. 

SMOKE DETECTORS: Smoke detectors

Smoke detectors are not inspected in condos, commercial buildings, or multi family dwellings.

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5.2.1 - SERVICE OUTLETS

Open grounds
multiple locations

This can be typical at older homes. The open ground outlets should be connected to a GFCI circuit for safety. The outlets that are connected to appliances should be properly grounded.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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Comment
5.3.1 - PROTECTIVE COVERS

Missing cover

This could expose the wire connections at the areas. I recommend correcting for safety.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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Comment
5.4.1 - SWITCHES

weak lever

One or more switches at the subject home has a weak lever. This appears to be due to their age.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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Comment
5.5.1 - FIXTURES

fixture defects
excessively rusty

Electric Electrical Contractor
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Comment
5.6.1 - CEILING FANS

Not working
back bedroom

The ceiling fans may need a remote.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
5.7.1 - SMOKE DETECTORS

old smoke detectors

Smoke detectors should be replaced every 10 years for safety. I recommend correcting.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
5.8.1 - WIRING

Loose conduit
right exterior

This exposes the conductors at the areas.

Electric Electrical Contractor

6 - AIR CONDITIONING AND HEATING

HVAC TYPE
Split System
HVAC SOURCE
Electric
DISTRIBUTION TYPE
Insulated ductwork
FILTERS
Needs replaced
COOL AIR TEMP
50-60°
HOT AIR TEMP
N/A
HVAC EST AGE
20-25 yrs
TONNAGE
Unknown
HVAC STANDARDS OF PRACTICE

 Air conditioning systems - The inspector shall inspect the installed central and through-wall cooling equipment. The inspector shall describe the energy source, the cooling method by its distinguishing characteristics. The inspector in NOT required to inspect electronic air filters or determine cooling supply adequacy or distribution balance. The inspector shall inspect the installed heating equipment the vent systems, flues, and chimneys. The inspector shall describe the energy source the heating method by its distinguishing characteristics. The inspector is NOT required to inspect the interiors of flues or chimneys which are not readily accessible, the heat exchanger, the humidifier or dehumidifier, the electronic air filter, or the solar space heating system. Determine heat supply adequacy or distribution balance. 

HVAC PICTURES
ITEMS INSPECTED (IF PRESENT)

THERMOSTATS / COMPRESSORS / AIR HANDLERS / PACKAGE UNITS / PRESSURE LINES / CONDENSATION LINES / DUCTWORK (FROM OPENINGS)

If no comment is written about any of the items inspected above, that were present at the time of this inspection, then the item appeared to be performing its intended function and/or appeared operable at the time of this inspection.


CONDITION: AVERAGE

The HVAC system appears to be in average condition which could be caused from normal wear and tear, or the age, or this also could indicate that the HVAC system needs repairs. HVAC systems in average condition should have a further evaluation by a licensed HVAC contractor.

GENERAL INFORMATION: HVAC life expectancy

HVAC systems typically last 10 to 15 years before needing full replacement. The lifetime of the system can be affected by various things such as deferred maintenance, quality of the system, manufacturer defects, and the location of the home. During the HVAC system life cycle it can be typical for repairs to be needed especially as the system gets older. If repairs are needed they should be performed immediately by a licensed HVAC contractor. I also recommend that the HVAC system is serviced twice annually as a part of normal home maintenance. Typically HVAC maintenance is performed once in the spring and in the fall. The filter for the system are also typically replaced and/or serviced every 4 to 6 weeks or as needed. The condensate drain line should also be serviced and cleaned once every 4 to 6 weeks especially during the summer months. All HVAC inspections, repairs, and maintenance should be performed by licensed qualified professionals.


GENERAL INFORMATION: Informational

It is impossible for me to determine how long the HVAC system will last. HVAC systems are mechanical and could malfunction or breakdown at any time. This inspection represents the condition of the HVAC system at the time of this inspection only.  


I recommend that the HVAC system is serviced immediately upon purchasing the home by a licensed HVAC company. I also recommend having the AC and Heating systems serviced twice annually afterwards as a part of normal HVAC maintenance. This is to help keep the HVAC system running at peak efficiency.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Outside air temperature

If the outside air temperature is above 80 then the heating side of the HVAC system was not inspected because this could possibly damage the system. If the outside temperature is below 60 then the AC side of the HVAC system was not inspected because this could also damage the system.

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6.3.1 - AIR HANDLER

Watermarks

This could indicate leaks and/or areas at the air handler the need to be further insulated and/or sealed. The areas appear to be dry at this time.

Th Heating and Cooling Contractor
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Comment
6.5.1 - COMPRESSOR

Faded information stamp

The informational stamp at the compressor is faded and difficult to read which appears to be caused from normal wear and tear. This makes it difficult to determine the size and/or age of the unit.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
6.8.1 - CONDENSATION DRAIN LINES

Missing cleanout cover

This could allow the line to leak. I recommend correcting so that there are no potential leaks.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
6.10.1 - DUCTWORK

Dirty ductwork

I recommend that the ductwork is professionally cleaned.

Fire HVAC Professional
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Comment
6.10.2 - DUCTWORK

Not ducted for air-conditioning
back enclosed room

This may allow the room to be less comfortable and could also allow extra humidity at the area. Installing a dehumidifier and/or zoned AC system would help with this issue.

Th Heating and Cooling Contractor
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6.11.1 - REGISTERS & RETURNS

Loose
bedrooms

I recommend securing.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
6.11.2 - REGISTERS & RETURNS

Missing and/or not installed
Bathroom

 

Contractor Qualified Professional

7 - PLUMBING

WATER SOURCE
Public Water
SHUT OFF LOCATION
Front yard
WATER PRESSURE
Below average
DISTRIBUTION TYPE
Galvanized
DRAINAGE TYPE
PVC, Cast Iron
KITCHEN SINK DISPOSAL
None installed
WHIRLPOOL JET TUB
N/A
ANY VISIBLE LEAKS
Yes
PLUMBING STANDARDS OF PRACTICE

The inspector shall inspect: The interior water supply and distribution systems including all fixtures and faucets. The drain, waste, and vent systems including all fixtures. The water heating equipment. The vent systems, flues, and chimneys. The fuel storage and fuel distribution systems. The drainage sumps, sump pumps, and related piping. The inspector will describe the water supply, drain, waste, and vent piping materials. The water heating equipment including the energy source. The location of main water and main fuel shut-off valves. The Inspector is NOT required to inspect: The clothes washing machine connections. The interiors of flues or chimneys which are not readily accessible. Wells, well pumps, or water storage related equipment. Water conditioning systems. Solar water heating systems. Fire an lawn sprinkler systems. Private waste disposal systems. Determine whether water supply and waste disposal systems are public or private. The quantity or quality of the water supply. Operate valves or safety valves.

PLUMBING PICTURES
ITEMS INSPECTED (IF PRESENT)

SHOWERS / BATHTUBS / DRAIN LINES / SINKS / FIXTURES / WASTE LINES / DISTRIBUTION LINES / MAIN SHUT OFFS / SUPPLY VALVES / JET TUBS / COMMODES

If no comment is written about any of the items inspected above, that were present at the time of this inspection, then the item appeared to be performing its intended function and/or appeared operable at the time of this inspection.



CONDITION: POOR

The plumbing system appears in need of major repairs at this time. I recommend a licensed plumbing contractor inspect further and correct as needed.

DRAINS / WASTE LINES: Cast iron pipes installed

I noticed one or more areas of cast iron pipes installed at the home which can be typical for its age. These types of pipes are old old and are known to have issues. It is recommended to have the cast iron pipes inspected further by a licensed plumbing contractor.

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7.2.1 - FIXTURES

leaking
bathroom

This is only noticeable while in use. I recommend repair.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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Comment
7.9.1 - DRAINS / WASTE LINES

Leaking cast iron pipes
crawlspace

This is only noticeable when the water plumbing fixtures at the area are in use. I recommend correcting as needed.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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7.11.1 - DISTRIBUTION LINES

Leaking
visible in crawlspace at the back of home

I recommend correcting as needed.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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7.11.2 - DISTRIBUTION LINES

Water pressure / galvanized pipes

The water pressure at the subject home drops whenever two or more fixtures are used at the same time. This appears to be caused from galvanized piping. Galvanized piping corrodes on the inside and over a period of time this begins to affect water pressure.

This is especially noticeable on the hot water side of the plumbing distribution.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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7.13.1 - COMMODES

loose to the floor
bathroom

I recommend that it is properly secured and sealed so that there are no potential leaks.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor

8 - WATER HEATER

WATER HEATER TYPE
Electric
WATER HEATER EST AGE
10-12 yrs
WATER HEATER EST CAPACITY
50 gallon
HOT WATER TEMP
110 to 120°
ITEMS INSPECTED (IF PRESENT)

WATER HEATERS / TPR VALVES / THERMAL EXPANSION TANKS / RECIRCULATING PUMPS / SOLAR PANELS

If no comment is written about any of the items inspected above, that were present at the time of this inspection, then the item appeared to be performing its intended function and/or appeared operable at the time of this inspection.



WATER HEATER PICTURES
GENERAL INFORMATION: Water heater life expectancy

Water heaters typically last 8 to 12 years or more before needing full replacement. During the water heaters life cycle, it should be serviced per manufacturer specifications.

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8.3.1 - TPR VALVE

TPR not plumbed

The TPR (temperature pressure relief) valve should be plumbed to the base of the unit and/or to an approved location at the exterior of the property.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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8.4.1 - BASE PAN

No water heater pan

Pans are installed in order to prevent water damage in the event the water heater or to leak. This can be typical if the water heater is installed in an older home.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor

9 - STRUCTURAL

ROOF STRUCTURE TYPE
Stick built, 2 x 6 rafters
CEILING STRUCTURE TYPE
Stick built
EXTERIOR WALL STRUCTURE
Concrete block
FOUNDATION STRUCTURE
Block foundation wall, Underpinning
FLOOR STRUCTURE
Wood Joist
METHOD TO INSPECT ATTIC
Entered, limited access
METHOD TO INSPECT UNDER HOME
Entered, limited access
ATTIC ACCESS LOCATION
Hallway
UNDER HOME ACCESS LOCATION
Left exterior
STRUCTURE STANDARD OF PRACTICE

The inspector shall inspect the foundation, attic, crawlspace, and structural components. The inspector shall describe the type of foundation, and the location of the access to the under-floor space. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: observed indications of wood in contact with or near soil, observed indications of active water penetration, observed indications of possible foundation movement, such as sheetrock cracks, brick cracks, out-of-square door frames, and unlevel floors, and any observed cutting, notching and boring of framing members that may, in the inspector's opinion, present a structural or safety concern. The inspector is NOT required to enter any crawlspace or attic that is not readily accessible or where entry could cause damage or pose a hazard to the inspector, move stored items or debris, operate sump pumps with inaccessible floats, identify the size, spacing, span or location or determine the adequacy of foundation bolting, bracing, joists, joist spans or support systems, provide any engineering or architectural service, report on the adequacy of any structural system or component.

STRUCTURE PICTURES
ITEMS INSPECTED (IF PRESENT)

LOAD BEARING INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR WALLS / ATTIC / CEILNGS / FLOORS / FOUNDATION / TIEDOWNS / UNDERPINNING 

If no comment is written about any of the items inspected above, that were present at the time of this inspection, then the item appeared to be performing its intended function and/or appeared operable at the time of this inspection.

CONDITION: AVERAGE

The structural system appears to be in average condition which could be caused from normal wear and tear, or the age, or this also could indicate that the structural system needs repairs. Structural systems in average condition should have a further evaluation by a licensed contractor or structural engineer.

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9.5.1 - FLOOR

Uneven floors

The floors on the inside of the home have areas where they uneven which can be typical for the age of the home. This is typically caused from settling of the foundation wall and/or piers. This can cause settling cracks and the doors and/or windows to bind and/or be difficult to open and/or close. 

Settling for a house of this age can be typical, although correcting uneven settling in an older home can be expensive to correct. This is typically corrected by jacking up the homes foundation so that is level and reinforcing the foundation around the piers and foundation wall.

The structure of the home at this time appears to be stable although the home may continue to settle at the current rate as is typical for its age. The settling at this time can be lived with although the doors may need to be shaved so that they close properly.

Settling of the home can be limited by

1. Make sure that the grade directs all roof water runoff and/or drainage water away from the crawlspace and/or the homes foundation wall during so that water does not collect under and/or against the home during a heavy rain.

2. Periodically have a licensed qualified professional install shims underneath the piers and/or foundation wall to help limit the amount of settling noticed on the inside of the home.

3. Install a gutter system to help move water away from the home while it is raining. Make sure that gutter downspout extensions are installed that will carry water away from the foundation to at least 2 to 3 feet.

House construction Structural Engineer
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9.6.1 - FOUNDATION

settling cracks
front right corner

This appears to be typical for the age of the home. The crack does not appear to be excessive or unusual.

Contractor Qualified Professional

10 - INTERIOR

INTERIOR WALLS
Framing, drywall
SETTLING CRACKS
Yes
VISIBLE WATERMARKS
Yes
GENERAL INFORMATION: Patched areas

Appears cosmetic.

INTERIOR STANDARDS OF PRACTICE

 The home inspector shall inspect walls, ceilings, and floors, steps, stairways, railings, countertops and a representative number of installed cabinets, a representative number of doors and windows, garage door and garage door operators. The inspector is NOT required to inspect paint, wallpaper, and other finish treatments, carpeting, window treatments, central vacuum systems, household appliances, and recreational facilities.

INTERIOR PICTURES
ITEMS INSPECTED (IF PRESENT)

FLOORS / WALLS / CEILINGS / RAILING / STAIRWAYS / CABINETS / COUNTERTOPS 

If no comment is written about any of the items inspected above, that were present at the time of this inspection, then the item appeared to be performing its intended function and/or appeared operable at the time of this inspection.



GENERAL INFORMATION: Thermal expansion cracks

The ceilings and walls inside the home may have these types of cracks. This is typically considered normal and cosmetic. Expansion cracks are not usually reported.

SHOWER AND BATHTUB WALLS: Bathtub and shower maintenance

The grout and/or caulking for the shower and tub should be monitored to  make sure it does not crack and/or pull loose at areas. Maintaining your shower and tub is a part of a good home maintenance plan.

CABINETS: Cabinet and countertop maintenance

The caulking for the cabinets and countertops should be monitored to  make sure it does not crack and/or pull loose at areas. Maintaining  cabinets and countertops is all part of a good home maintenance plan.

FLOORS / CEILINGS / WALLS: Full of personal belongings.

IF THE HOME WAS FULL OF PERSONAL BELONGINGS AT THE TIME OF THIS INSPECTION. 

The inspector will make every effort to work around this, however the inspector is not permitted to move furniture or personal belongings.  Recommend taking advantage of the walk through before closing in order to make sure nothing was overlooked during the inspection due to the personal belongings. The inspector is not responsible for inspection items missed during the inspection due to the property being full of personal belongings.

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10.3.1 - SHOWER AND BATHTUB WALLS

holes in shower and/or tub

There appears to be small holes in the shower walls at one or more areas that appear to need patched and/or sealed. This may have been where a fixture and/or old enclosure was installed at one time.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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10.9.1 - CABINETS

Not secured
Bathroom

There appears to be one or more cabinets and/or countertops at the subject home that do not appear to be properly secured to the wall.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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10.9.2 - CABINETS

delaminating

The finish covering on the cabinets at one or more areas appears to be delaminating at areas which can be typical for their age and is considered cosmetic.

Contractor Qualified Professional

11 - DOORS

STYLES & MATERIALS: EXTERIOR DOOR TYPES
Solid core, Sliding glass, Metal
STYLES & MATERIALS: INTERIOR DOOR TYPES
Solid core
STYLES & MATERIALS: ITEMS INSPECTED (IF PRESENT)

INTERIOR DOORS / EXTERIOR DOORS / EXTERIOR DOOR LOCKS / HARDWARE

If no comment is written about any of the items inspected above, that were present at the time of this inspection, then the item appeared to be performing its intended function and/or appeared operable at the time of this inspection.



STYLES & MATERIALS: DOOR PICTURES
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11.4.1 - INTERIOR DOORS

Does not fit opening
bedrooms

The door may need to be adjusted and/or repaired. This appears to be caused from settling. I was not able to close the doors at the areas.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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11.9.1 - LOCKS

difficult to lock
sliding glass doors back of the home

One or more of the doors  at the subject home were difficult to lock when I tested them. The locks may need to be adjusted or repaired.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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11.12.1 - WEATHERSTRIPPING

Missing
back exterior doors

The weatherstripping at one or more areas at the subject home appears to be missing. I recommend correcting for maximum efficiency of the home.

Contractor Qualified Professional

12 - WINDOWS

WINDOW TYPES
Sash and cord (old)
ITEMS INSPECTED (IF PRESENT)

WINDOWS / HARDWARE / LOCKS / SEALS / WEATHERSTRIPPING / TILT CLIPS

If no comment is written about any of the items inspected above, that were present at the time of this inspection, then the item appeared to be performing its intended function and/or appeared operable at the time of this inspection.



WINDOW PICTURES
GENERAL INFORMATION: Wear and tear

The windows at the subject home appear to be older and appear to be showing normal signs of wear and tear for the age. The windows appear to be functional at this time although they may be less efficient and/or may not meet the current codes. The inspection of the windows is to determine whether or not the windows are performing their intended function. Normal wear and tear is typically not reported.

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12.2.1 - WINDOWS

cracked and/or damaged pane

One or more of the window panes at the home appears to be cracked and/or damaged. I recommend repair so that there are no potential leaks.

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12.5.1 - WINDOWS MECHANICAL

Difficult to operate
several windows

One or more of of the windows at the subject property were difficult to operate when I tested them. This can be typical because the windows are the original with the home. I recommend that the windows are corrected for ease-of-use.

Contractor Qualified Professional

13 - INSULATION AND VENTILATION

CEILING / ATTIC INSULATION
Blown
INSULATION AVERAGE DEPTH
6 to 8 inches
FLOOR INSULATION
N/A
ATTIC VENTILATION
Soffit, Off ridge
FOUNDATION VENTILATION
Skirting vents
BATHROOM VENTILATION
Power vents
BATHROOM VENT EXT LOCATION
Venting into the attic
KITCHEN VENTILATION
Microwave power vent
KITCHEN VENT EXT LOCATION
Recirculating
CLOTHES DRYER VENT
Metal
CLOTHES DRYER VENT EXT LOCATION
Vented at the exterior wall
ITEMS INSPECTED (IF PRESENT)

ATTIC VENTILATION / ATTIC INSULATION / KITCHEN AND BATHROOM VENTS / CRAWLSPACE VENTILATION / CRAWLSPACE INSULATION / CLOTHES DRYER VENT

If no comment is written about any of the items inspected above, that were present at the time of this inspection, then the item appeared to be performing its intended function and/or appeared operable at the time of this inspection.

APPLICABLE PICTURES
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Comment
13.3.1 - ATTIC INSULATION

does not fully cover

The insulation inside the attic does not fully cover the ceiling and/or walls which can be typical for the age of the home. This is shown in the infrared images. For the most part the attic appears to be adequately insulated.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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13.4.1 - KITCHEN AND BATHROOM VENTS

Not working
bathroom

The power vent does not appear to be working. A power vent is needed for proper ventilation of the area while it is in use. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
13.5.1 - CLOTHES DRYER VENT

vent full of lint

I recommend that the vent is thoroughly cleaned.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
13.6.1 - EXTERIOR VENT COVERS

damaged screens
multiple locations

The vent cover(s) should be corrected for proper use.

Contractor Qualified Professional

14 - EXTERIOR ENVELOPE

STYLES & MATERIALS: SIDING MATERIAL
Wood panels, Hardy Board
STYLES & MATERIALS: OBSERVED CRACKS
Normal settling cracks
STYLES & MATERIALS: DRIVEWAY TYPE
Concrete
STYLES & MATERIALS: IRRIGATION SYSTEM
N/A
STYLES & MATERIALS: EXTERIOR STANDARDS OF PRACTICE

The inspector shall inspect: the exterior wall-covering materials, flashing and trim; all exterior doors; adjacent walkways and driveways; stairs, steps, stoops, stairways and ramps; porches, patios, decks, balconies and carports; railings, guards and handrails; the eaves, soffits and fascia; a representative number of windows; and vegetation, surface drainage, retaining walls and grading of the property, where they may adversely affect the structure due to moisture intrusion. The inspector shall describe: the type of exterior wall-covering materials. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: any improper spacing between intermediate balusters, spindles and rails. The inspector is not required to: inspect or operate screens, storm windows, shutters, awnings, fences, outbuildings, or exterior accent lighting, inspect items that are not visible or readily accessible from the ground, including window and door flashing, inspect or identify geological, geotechnical, hydrological or soil conditions, inspect recreational facilities or playground equipment, inspect seawalls, breakwalls or docks, inspect erosion-control or earth-stabilization measures, inspect for safety-type glass, inspect underground utilities, inspect underground items, inspect wells or springs, inspect solar, wind or geothermal systems, inspect swimming pools or spas, inspect wastewater treatment systems, septic systems or cesspools, inspect irrigation or sprinkler systems, inspect drainfields or dry wells, determine the integrity of multiple-pane window glazing or thermal window seals. Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure: The inspector shall inspect: the foundation; the basement; the crawlspace; and structural components.The inspector shall describe: the type of foundation; and the location of the access to the under-floor space. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: observed indications of wood in contact with or near soil; observed indications of active water penetration; observed indications of possible foundation movement, such as sheetrock cracks, brick cracks, out-of-square door frames, and unlevel floors; and any observed cutting, notching and boring of framing members that may, in the inspector's opinion, present a structural or safety concern. The inspector is not required to: enter any crawlspace that is not readily accessible, or where entry could cause damage or pose a hazard to him/herself, move stored items or debris, operate sump pumps with inaccessible floats, identify the size, spacing, span or location or determine the adequacy of foundation bolting, bracing, joists, joist spans or support systems, provide any engineering or architectural service, report on the adequacy of any structural system or component. 

STYLES & MATERIALS: EXTERIOR PICTURES
STYLES & MATERIALS: ITEMS INSPECTED (IF PRESENT)

DRIVEWAYS / WALKWAYS / SOFFIT / FASCIA / GRADING / DRAINAGE / CRAWLSPACES / VEGETATION / SIDING / SPRINKLER SYSTEMS 

If no comment is written about any of the items inspected above, that were present at the time of this inspection, then the item appeared to be performing its intended function and/or appeared operable at the time of this inspection.


GENERAL INFORMATION: Outbuilding not inspected

 The outbuilding at the exterior of the home was not a part of this inspection. If anything is noted in the report about the shed, it is as a courtesy to our client.

GENERAL INFORMATION: fence

The fence at the exterior of the home was not a part of this inspection although as a general observation I noticed areas where it appears to be in need of repairs.

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14.4.1 - WOOD SIDING AND TRIM

need patched, caulked, and/or sealed

I noticed one or more areas around the exterior of the home that appears to need patched, caulked, and/or resealed. Above are a representative number of pictures.

Contractor Qualified Professional

15 - DRIVEWAYS AND WALKWAYS

GENERAL INFORMATION: PICTURES
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15.2.1 - DRIVEWAY

driveway cracks and settling

The driveway has one or more areas of cracks and settling which can be typical depending on its age. I recommend that the areas are corrected.

House front Driveway Contractor

16 - LANDSCAPING, IRRIGATION, AND DRAINAGE

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16.1.1 - GENERAL INFORMATION

Potential concern

I noticed a black pipe at the left exterior of the home although I could not determine its purpose.

Contractor Qualified Professional

17 - BALCONIES, DECKS, PATIOS, AND RAILING

GENERAL INFORMATION: ITEMS INSPECTED (IF PRESENT)

SCREEN ENCLOSURES / BALCONIES / DECKS / PATIOS / STEPS / RAILING

If no comment is written about any of the items inspected above, that were present at the time of this inspection, then the item appeared to be performing its intended function and/or appeared operable at the time of this inspection.

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Comment
17.4.1 - DECKS

Defects
Built-in ramp back of the home

The ramp may be unsafe to use.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
17.4.2 - DECKS

Loose boards

I noticed one or more areas of loose boards at the decking that should be secured.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
17.4.3 - DECKS

wood to ground

The decking at one or more areas appears to have wood ground contact which can be typical although this may lead to premature deterioration. The decking has areas of what appears to be general weathering and/or normal wear and tear at this time.

Contractor Qualified Professional

18 - GARAGE AND/OR PARKING

OVERHEAD DOOR
N/A
OVERHEAD DOOR OPENER
N/A
VEHICLE PARKING
Driveway, Front yard
ITEMS INSPECTED (IF PRESENT)

OVERHEAD DOOR / OPENERS / FLOORS / CEILINGS / WALLS / OVERHEAD DOOR SAFETY EQUIPMENT / CARPORT

If no comment is written about any of the items inspected above, that were present at the time of this inspection, then the item appeared to be performing its intended function and/or appeared operable at the time of this inspection.


The exterior is not inspected for condos. If this is a condo, any written information about the exterior in this report is offered as a courtesy.

FLOORS / CEILINGS / WALLS: Garage Floor cracks

Garage floors usually have areas of  expansion cracks. These types of cracks are normal and are typically not reported.

19 - APPLIANCES

RANGE / OVEN MFG
Samsung
RANGE / OVER POWER
220 Electric
BUILT-IN MICROWAVE MFG
Unknown
REFRIGERATOR MFG
Frigidaire
REFRIGERATOR TEMP
35 to 40°
FREEZER TEMP
10 to 15°
DISHWASHER MFG
Amana
CLOTHES WASHER MFG
Amana
CLOTHES WASHER HOOK-UPS
Yes
CLOTHES DRYER MFG
Amana
CLOTHES DRYER POWER
220 electric
RANGE - COOK TOP - OVEN: Normal wear and tear

The stove top appears to be functional at this time.

ITEMS INSPECTED (IF PRESENT)

REFRIGERATORS / STOVES / BUILT IN MICROWAVES / DISHWASHER / DISPOSAL / CLOTHES WASHER AND DRYER / CENTRAL VACUUM SYSTEMS / TRASH COMPACTORS

If no comment is written about any of the items inspected above, that were present at the time of this inspection, then the item appeared to be performing its intended function and/or appeared operable at the time of this inspection.


APPLIANCES PICTURES
GENERAL INFORMATION: Informational

We check some of the appliances inside the home only as a courtesy to you. Appliances are not within the scope of a home inspection. We are not required to inspect the kitchen appliances. We do not evaluate them for their performance nor for the accuracy of their settings or cycles. Appliances break. We assume no responsibility for future problems with the appliances. If they are older than ten years, they may well exhibit decreased efficiency.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Informational

It is impossible for me to determine how long the appliances will last. Appliances are mechanical and could malfunction or breakdown at any time. This inspection represents the condition of the appliances at the time of this inspection only.    


We do not inspect refrigerator ice makers and/or water dispensers

MICROWAVE: Wear and tear

The microwave appears to be showing some form of wear and tear which can be typical for its age.  The microwave appears to be functional at this time.

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19.5.1 - DISHWASHER

dishwasher drain defect

The dishwasher drain is installed on the back side of the trap which could allow sewer gases into the dishwasher while it is in use. I also noticed that the drain does not appear to be installed in an upward position and then looped downward. This is necessary in order to keep water from backing up into the dishwasher drain.

Contractor Qualified Professional

20 - CRAWLSPACE

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20.5.1 - DRAINAGE

water collecting / sewage
front right side of the crawlspace

I noticed one or more areas of what appears to be sewage collecting in the crawlspace which indicates a leak in the plumbing drain lines at the subject home. I recommend the following actions are taken.

1. The plumbing leaks should be addressed immediately so that further sewage does not enter the crawlspace at the areas. See the plumbing section of this report for more information.

2. After the plumbing leaks are corrected, the sewage water should be properly cleaned up and sanitized, by a licensed qualified person, for obvious health reasons. 

3. The crawlspace should be further evaluated because the inspector did not fully evaluate the structure underneath the home because of the obvious health reasons.


Contractor Qualified Professional
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20.6.1 - CRAWLSPACE ACCESS COVERS

Deteriorated

This could allow rodents into the crawlspace at the area. I recommend correcting as needed.

Contractor Qualified Professional

21 - FIREPLACE

FIREPLACES INSTALLED
1 Installed
CHIMNEY RAIN CAP INSTALLED
Yes
FIREPLACE TYPE
Sealed off
ITEMS INSPECTED (IF PRESENT)

CHIMNEY (FROM OPENING) / FLUE (FROM OPENING) FIREBOX / DAMPER / HEARTH

If no comment is written about any of the items inspected above, that were present at the time of this inspection, then the item appeared to be performing its intended function and/or appeared operable at the time of this inspection.



FIREPLACE PICTURES
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21.3.1 - FIRE BOX

Sealed off

The fireplace appears to have been sealed off. The fireplace does not appear to be functional at this time and should not be used for obvious safety reasons.

Contractor Qualified Professional