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1234 Main St.
Franklin, TN 37064
10/13/2019 9:00AM

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Maintenance item
34
Recommendation
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Safety hazard

1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
Vacant
Occupancy
Vacant
Style
Colonial
Temperature (approximate)
75 Fahrenheit (F)
Type of Building
Single Family
Weather Conditions
Light Rain

2 - Roof

IN NI NP D
2.1 Coverings X
2.2 Roof Drainage Systems X X
2.3 Flashings X
2.4 Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations X
Inspection Method
Ground, Drone
Roof Type/Style
Gable
Flashings: Material
Aluminum

There were no visible indications of defects at the time of inspection

Coverings: Material
Fiberglass, Architectural

Buyer has stated that the seller put on a new roof. It does appear that the roof is new. There was no visible granular loss in the gutters. There were no visible indications of major defects. 

Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Aluminum
Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations: No visible defects.

There were no visible indications of defects at the time of inspection

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

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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2.2.1 - Roof Drainage Systems

Debris
Carport, Front Of House

The gutters are brand new on the main house, however, there was some visible debris that has accumulated in the gutters. Recommend cleaning to facilitate water flow. There are several large trees over the house. Recommend installing some type of gutter guard system to prevent the accumulation of debris in the future. 

Here is a DIY resource for cleaning your gutters. 

Gutter cleaning icon Gutter Contractor
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2.2.2 - Roof Drainage Systems

Downspouts Drain Near House

One or more downspouts drain too close to the home's foundation. This can result in excessive moisture in the soil at the foundation, which can lead to foundation/structural movement. Here is a helpful DIY link and video on draining water flow away from your house. It is recommended to have a qualified contractor add splash blocks beneath the downspouts to divert the water away from the foundation.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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2.2.3 - Roof Drainage Systems

Downspouts Missing
Carport

Home was missing downspouts in one or more areas. This can result in excessive moisture in the soil at the foundation, which can lead to foundation/structural movement. Recommend a qualified contractor install downspout extensions that drain at least 6 feet from the foundation. 

Gutter cleaning icon Gutter Contractor

3 - Exterior

IN NI NP D
3.1 Siding, Flashing & Trim X X
3.2 Exterior Doors X X
3.3 Walkways, Patios & Driveways X X
3.4 Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps X X
3.5 Eaves, Soffits & Fascia X X
3.6 Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls X X
Inspection Method
Crawlspace Access
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Style
Shiplap, Standard Stairstep Brick
Exterior Doors: Exterior Entry Door
Steel, Wood
Exterior Doors: Rear Entry Door
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Driveway Material
Concrete
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Front Entrance
Covered Porch, Stairs
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Rear Entrance
Wooden Deck
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Material
Concrete
Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls: Grading

There were no visible indications of defects at the time of inspection

Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls: Driveway
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Asbestos, Fiber Cement

The front, left, and right sides of the house were Asbestos siding. The rear portion of the house appeared to be a fiber cement.

Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Appurtenance
Covered Porch, Deck, Front Porch With Steps
Eaves, Soffits & Fascia: Style
Eaves

There were no visible indications of defects at the time of inspection

Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls: Vegetation

There were no further visible indications of defects at the time of inspection

Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls: Drainage

There were no further visible indications of defects at the time of inspection. 

Attic Not Accessible.

The house did not have an attic space that was accessible. 

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the exterior wall-covering materials, flashing and trim; B. all exterior doors; C. adjacent walkways and driveways; D. stairs, steps, stoops, stairways and ramps; E. porches, patios, decks, balconies and carports; F. railings, guards and handrails; G. the eaves, soffits and fascia; H. a representative number of windows; and I. vegetation, surface drainage, retaining walls and grading of the property, where they may adversely affect the structure due to moisture intrusion. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the type of exterior wall-covering materials. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. any improper spacing between intermediate balusters, spindles and rails. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. inspect or operate screens, storm windows, shutters, awnings, fences, outbuildings, or exterior accent lighting. B. inspect items that are not visible or readily accessible from the ground, including window and door flashing. C. inspect or identify geological, geotechnical, hydrological or soil conditions. D. inspect recreational facilities or playground equipment. E. inspect seawalls, breakwalls or docks. F. inspect erosion-control or earth-stabilization measures. G. inspect for safety-type glass. H. inspect underground utilities. I. inspect underground items. J. inspect wells or springs. K. inspect solar, wind or geothermal systems. L. inspect swimming pools or spas. M. inspect wastewater treatment systems, septic systems or cesspools. N. inspect irrigation or sprinkler systems. O. inspect drainfields or dry wells. P. determine the integrity of multiple-pane window glazing or thermal window seals.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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3.1.1 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Cracking - Minor

Asbestos Siding showed cracking or damage in one or more places. It is unclear exactly what the cause is but it could have been from the renovation process or impact from tree branches, etc. The damaged siding will continue to deteriorate over time and will allow moisture to penetrate the property eventually. It is recommended to have a qualified contractor repair or replace the damaged portion of siding. 

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3.2.1 - Exterior Doors

Door Does Not Close or Latch
Kitchen, front entry

Door does not close or latch properly. This is preventing the deadbolt from latching properly as well. Recommend qualified handyman adjust strike plate, lock, or door.

Here is a DIY troubleshooting article on fixing door issues. 

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3.3.1 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Driveway Cracking - Minor

Minor cosmetic cracks observed, which may indicate movement in the soil. Recommend monitor and/or have concrete contractor patch/seal.

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3.3.2 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Walkway Cracking - Major

Major cracks observed. Recommend concrete contractor evaluate and correct to prevent trip hazard & preserve appearance.
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3.4.1 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Railing Missing

The porch, patio, or deck is missing a handrail and or guardrail. This is a safety concern because falls at heights over 18 inches can cause injury or death. It is recommended to have a qualified contractor add guardrails to the property at the specified locations. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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3.5.1 - Eaves, Soffits & Fascia

Fascia - Rotted
Front right corner

One or more sections trim is showing visible signs of deterioration. Recommend qualified contractor replace or repair the damaged portion of trim.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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3.6.1 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Tree Overhang
Front left corner

Trees observed overhanging the roof. This can cause damage to the roof and prevent proper drainage. Recommend a qualified tree service trim to allow for proper drainage. 

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3.6.2 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Inadequate Drainage In Mulch Bed

There is inadequate drainage in the mulch bed in one or more areas of the home. This can cause a washout of the mulch bed areas and can accelerate the deterioration of the foundation. It is recommended to have a qualified contractor install some type of drainage system like a french drain or catch basin to prevent the deterioration around this area. 

Contractor Qualified Professional

4 - Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure

IN NI NP D
4.1 Foundation X X
4.2 Basements & Crawlspaces X X
4.3 Floor Structure X
4.4 Wall Structure X
4.5 Ceiling Structure X
Inspection Method
Crawlspace Access

The attic space was not accessible at the time of inspection. 

Floor Structure: Material
Wood Beams
Floor Structure: Sub-floor
Plank
Foundation: Material
Masonry Block
Basements & Crawlspaces: Crawlspace

There was some standing water that was commented in the foundation portion. 

Floor Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Dirt
Portion of the Crawlspace was Inaccessible

Portions of the crawlspace was inaccessible due to HVAC ducting, high debris, low ground clearance, plumbing, or low joist clearance. Because of these restrictions I was not able to view about 25% of the crawlspace areas including the areas under the bathroom and under the kitchen. I am unsure of the condition of the floor joists, subfloor, and plumbing penetrations in these areas. 

Wall Structure: Walls Are Covered

The home is finished and the structural components of the walls are not visible because they are hidden behind the wall coverings. There were no obvious signs of defects. I cannot see behind the wall coverings.

Ceiling Structure: Ceilings are covered

The home is finished and the structural components of the ceiling are not visible because they are hidden behind the ceiling coverings. There were no obvious signs of defects. I cannot see behind the ceiling coverings.

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

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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4.1.1 - Foundation

Foundation Cracks - Major
Right rear corner of house (when facing back of house)

Severe cracking noted at the foundation. This is typically consistent with soil movement and could lead to serious damage to structural components, foundation and/or slabs. Recommend a structural engineer evaluate and provide a report on course of action and remedy.

Here is an informational article on foundation cracks.

Foundation Foundation Contractor
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4.1.2 - Foundation

Improper Construction Practices
HVAC Penetration

Improper or sub-standard construction practices were noted at the foundation wall or slabs/piers. Recommend a structural engineer evaluate and advise on how to bring the construction up to standards. There should be additional supporting or lintels over this gap

Foundation Foundation Contractor
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4.1.3 - Foundation

Water Intrusion
Front Left Corner (When facing the front of the house)

Water intrusion was evident on the surface of the floor slab or in the basement/crawlspace. This can compromise the soil's ability to stabilize the structure and could cause damage. Recommend a qualified contractor identify the source of moisture and remedy. 

Foundation Foundation Contractor
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4.2.1 - Basements & Crawlspaces

Organic Debris
Crawlspace

There was a lot of organic debris (wood) found in the crawlspace at the time of inspection. This can attract termites, mold, and other wood destroying organisms to the crawlspace. It is recommended to have a qualified contractor remove all the debris from the cralwspace. 

Contractor Qualified Professional

5 - Heating

IN NI NP D
5.1 Equipment X
5.2 Normal Operating Controls X
5.3 Distribution Systems X X
5.4 Presence of Installed Heat Source in Each Room X
Equipment: Energy Source
Electric
Equipment: Heat Type
Heat Pump
Equipment: Brand
Goodman

Serial # 1409737941

30,000 BTUs

Unable to locate total tonnage

Normal Operating Controls: Thermostat Operation
Outside Main Floor Bathroom

I operated both the heating and cooling functions and both were operational at the time of inspection.  

Distribution Systems: Ductwork
Insulated

Appeared to be new. 

Presence of Installed Heat Source in Each Room: Heating source present in each room

There was a heating source present in each room at the time of inspection except for the upstairs bathroom space. 

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the heating system, using normal operating controls. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the location of the thermostat for the heating system; B. the energy source; and C. the heating method. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. any heating system that did not operate; and B. if the heating system was deemed inaccessible. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. inspect or evaluate the interior of flues or chimneys, fire chambers, heat exchangers, combustion air systems, fresh-air intakes, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, electronic air filters, geothermal systems, or solar heating systems. B. inspect fuel tanks or underground or concealed fuel supply systems. C. determine the uniformity, temperature, flow, balance, distribution, size, capacity, BTU, or supply adequacy of the heating system. D. light or ignite pilot flames. E. activate heating, heat pump systems, or other heating systems when ambient temperatures or other circumstances are not conducive to safe operation or may damage the equipment. F. override electronic thermostats. G. evaluate fuel quality. H. verify thermostat calibration, heat anticipation, or automatic setbacks, timers, programs or clocks.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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5.3.1 - Distribution Systems

Duct Not Connected

One or more airduct in the crawlspace was not connected to the main trunk line. This is causing conditioned air to be leaked into the crawlspace. It is recommended to have a qualified contractor repair the duct. 

Fire HVAC Professional

6 - Cooling

IN NI NP D
6.1 Cooling Equipment X
6.2 Normal Operating Controls X
6.3 Distribution System X
6.4 Presence of Installed Cooling Source in Each Room X
Cooling Equipment: Energy Source/Type
Electric
Distribution System: Configuration
Central
Cooling Equipment: Brand
Goodman
Normal Operating Controls: Operating Controls

I operated the cooling settings on the thermostat and the cooling function did activate. See pictures of thermostat in heating section. 

Presence of Installed Cooling Source in Each Room: Cooling source present

There was a cooling source present in each room at the time of inspection except for the upstairs bathroom.  

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the cooling system, using normal operating controls. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the location of the thermostat for the cooling system; and B. the cooling method. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. any cooling system that did not operate; and B. if the cooling system was deemed inaccessible. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. determine the uniformity, temperature, flow, balance, distribution, size, capacity, BTU, or supply adequacy of the cooling system. B. inspect portable window units, through-wall units, or electronic air filters. C. operate equipment or systems if the exterior temperature is below 65 Fahrenheit, or when other circumstances are not conducive to safe operation or may damage the equipment. D. inspect or determine thermostat calibration, cooling anticipation, or automatic setbacks or clocks. E. examine electrical current, coolant fluids or gases, or coolant leakage.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies

7 - Plumbing

IN NI NP D
7.1 Main Water Shut-off Device X
7.2 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X X
7.3 Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures X X
7.4 Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents X X
7.5 Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems X
7.6 Sump Pump X
Filters
None
Water Source
Public
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Drain Size
2"
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Material
PVC
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Distribution Material
Pex
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Water Supply Material
Pex
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Sinks/Faucets

There were no visible indications of defects at the time of inspection.

Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Capacity
38 gallons
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Location
Crawlspace
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Power Source/Type
Electric
Main Water Shut-off Device: Location
Crawlspace
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Sinks
Upstairs Bathroom, Downstairs Bathroom, Kitchen Sink
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Toilets

There were no further visible indications of defects at the time of inspection. 

Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Kitchen Sink
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Shower & Bathtubs
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Manufacturer
AO Smith

I recommend flushing & servicing your water heater tank annually for optimal performance. Water temperature should be set to at least 120 degrees F to kill microbes and no higher than 130 degrees F to prevent scalding. 

Here is a nice maintenance guide from Lowe's to help. 

Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems: Gas Shut Off
Gas was off at the main. Recommend local utility company turn on and check all gas appliances prior to deadlines.

Sump Pump not present.

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the main water supply shut-off valve; B. the main fuel supply shut-off valve; C. the water heating equipment, including the energy source, venting connections, temperature/pressure-relief (TPR) valves, Watts 210 valves, and seismic bracing; D. interior water supply, including all fixtures and faucets, by running the water; E. all toilets for proper operation by flushing; F. all sinks, tubs and showers for functional drainage; G. the drain, waste and vent system; and H. drainage sump pumps with accessible floats. II. The inspector shall describe: A. whether the water supply is public or private based upon observed evidence; B. the location of the main water supply shut-off valve; C. the location of the main fuel supply shut-off valve; D. the location of any observed fuel-storage system; and E. the capacity of the water heating equipment, if labeled. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. deficiencies in the water supply by viewing the functional flow in two fixtures operated simultaneously; B. deficiencies in the installation of hot and cold water faucets; C. mechanical drain stops that were missing or did not operate if installed in sinks, lavatories and tubs; and D. toilets that were damaged, had loose connections to the floor, were leaking, or had tank components that did not operate. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. light or ignite pilot flames. B. measure the capacity, temperature, age, life expectancy or adequacy of the water heater. C. inspect the interior of flues or chimneys, combustion air systems, water softener or filtering systems, well pumps or tanks, safety or shut-off valves, floor drains, lawn sprinkler systems, or fire sprinkler systems. D. determine the exact flow rate, volume, pressure, temperature or adequacy of the water supply. E. determine the water quality, potability or reliability of the water supply or source. F. open sealed plumbing access panels. G. inspect clothes washing machines or their connections. H. operate any valve. I. test shower pans, tub and shower surrounds or enclosures for leakage or functional overflow protection. J. evaluate the compliance with conservation, energy or building standards, or the proper design or sizing of any water, waste or venting components, fixtures or piping. K. determine the effectiveness of anti-siphon, backflow prevention or drain-stop devices. L. determine whether there are sufficient cleanouts for effective cleaning of drains. M. evaluate fuel storage tanks or supply systems. N. inspect wastewater treatment systems. O. inspect water treatment systems or water filters. P. inspect water storage tanks, pressure pumps, or bladder tanks. Q. evaluate wait time to obtain hot water at fixtures, or perform testing of any kind to water heater elements. R. evaluate or determine the adequacy of combustion air. S. test, operate, open or close: safety controls, manual stop valves, temperature/pressure-relief valves, control valves, or check valves. T. examine ancillary or auxiliary systems or components, such as, but not limited to, those related to solar water heating and hot water circulation. U. determine the existence or condition of polybutylene plumbing. V. inspect or test for gas or fuel leaks, or indications thereof.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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7.2.1 - Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems

Improper Connection
Downstairs Bathroom

An improper connection was observed at a drain, waste or vent pipe. Recommend a qualified plumber evaluate and repair.
Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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7.2.2 - Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems

Drain stopper not working properly
Downstairs Bathroom

The drain stopper at a sink or tub was not  working properly it is recommended to have a qualified plumber inspect the drains and make the necessary repairs to ensure that the drain stoppers are functioning properly. 

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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7.3.1 - Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures

Bathtub Faucet Leaking
Downstairs Bathroom

The bathtub faucet was leaking from the backside of the faucet. It is recommended to have a qualified plumbing contractor repair or replace this fixture to ensure its proper operation. 

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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7.3.2 - Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures

Loose Toilets
Downstairs

The toilet or multiple toilets are loose and not properly secured to the floor. This could cause additional damage to the floor or subfloor. It is recommended to have a qualified plumbing contractor make the necessary repairs. 

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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7.3.3 - Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures

Cracked Shower Tile

 One or more of the shower tiles in the downstairs bathroom was cracked and damaged. This can allow water to seep behind the tiles. It appears that the damage may be caused by a separation or height difference in the backer board behind the tiles. The crack was about 3 to 4 feet long and spanned several of the tiles.  It is recommended to have a qualified contractor repair or replace the tiles.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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7.4.1 - Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents

Improper Installation
Crawlspace

Water heater is improperly installed because it is sitting on a wooden base in the crawlspace. Wood in crawlspaces attracts fungal growth or termites and can cause the water tank to shift as the wood deteriorates. It is recommended to have a qualified contractor remove the wood base and install either a metal or masonry block base. 

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7.4.2 - Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents

No Hot Water

I tested the hot water and let the faucets run for 10 minutes. I couldn't get any hot water at the time of inspection. It is recommended to have a qualified contractor inspect the hot water heater to ensure its proper operation. 

Pipes Plumbing Contractor

8 - Electrical

IN NI NP D
8.1 Service Entrance Conductors X
8.2 Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device X X
8.3 Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses X X
8.4 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X X
8.5 GFCI & AFCI X X
8.6 Smoke Detectors X
8.7 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Main Panel Location
Kitchen
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Capacity
100 AMP
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Manufacturer
General Electric
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Sub Panel Location
Garage
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Branch Wire 15 and 20 AMP
Copper
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Wiring Method
Romex
Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles: Outlets
Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles: Switches
GFCI & AFCI: GFCIs
Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Overhead

There were no visible indications of defects at the time of inspection.

Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles: Light Fixtures & Fans

There were no further visible indications of defects at the time of inspection.

Smoke Detectors: None Present at the time of inspection.

There were no smoke detectors present in the property at the time of inspection. It is recommended to have a licensed electrician install new hardwired smoke detectors throughout the house in the sleeping areas and common areas. 

Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Carbon Monoxide Detectors not present

There were no carbon monoxide detectors present in the property at the time of inspection. It is recommended to have a licensed electrician install new hardwired smoke detectors throughout the house in the sleeping areas and common areas.

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the service drop; B. the overhead service conductors and attachment point; C. the service head, gooseneck and drip loops; D. the service mast, service conduit and raceway; E. the electric meter and base; F. service-entrance conductors; G. the main service disconnect; H. panelboards and over-current protection devices (circuit breakers and fuses); I. service grounding and bonding; J. a representative number of switches, lighting fixtures and receptacles, including receptacles observed and deemed to be arc-fault circuit interrupter (AFCI)-protected using the AFCI test button, where possible; K. all ground-fault circuit interrupter receptacles and circuit breakers observed and deemed to be GFCIs using a GFCI tester, where possible; and L. smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the main service disconnect's amperage rating, if labeled; and B. the type of wiring observed. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. deficiencies in the integrity of the serviceentrance conductors insulation, drip loop, and vertical clearances from grade and roofs; B. any unused circuit-breaker panel opening that was not filled; C. the presence of solid conductor aluminum branch-circuit wiring, if readily visible; D. any tested receptacle in which power was not present, polarity was incorrect, the cover was not in place, the GFCI devices were not properly installed or did not operate properly, evidence of arcing or excessive heat, and where the receptacle was not grounded or was not secured to the wall; and E. the absence of smoke detectors. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. insert any tool, probe or device into the main panelboard, sub-panels, distribution panelboards, or electrical fixtures. B. operate electrical systems that are shut down. C. remove panelboard cabinet covers or dead fronts. D. operate or re-set over-current protection devices or overload devices. E. operate or test smoke or carbon-monoxide detectors or alarms F. inspect, operate or test any security, fire or alarms systems or components, or other warning or signaling systems. G. measure or determine the amperage or voltage of the main service equipment, if not visibly labeled. H. inspect ancillary wiring or remote-control devices. I. activate any electrical systems or branch circuits that are not energized. J. inspect low-voltage systems, electrical de-icing tapes, swimming pool wiring, or any timecontrolled devices. K. verify the service ground. L. inspect private or emergency electrical supply sources, including, but not limited to: generators, windmills, photovoltaic solar collectors, or battery or electrical storage facility. M. inspect spark or lightning arrestors. N. inspect or test de-icing equipment. O. conduct voltage-drop calculations. P. determine the accuracy of labeling. Q. inspect exterior lighting.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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8.2.1 - Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device

Knockouts Missing
Garage, HVAC Distribution Panel

"Knockouts" are missing on the electric panel. This poses a safety hazard and it is recommended that the opening in the panel caused by the missing knockout(s) be properly sealed by a licensed electrician.

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8.2.2 - Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device

Wrong Screws In Dead Front Cover
Kitchen

The electrical breaker panel had the incorrect screws installed on the dead front cover. The wrong screws can damage the insulation on the conductors and potentially cause injury or death. It is recommended to have a qualified electrician replace the dead front panel screws. 

Electric Electrical Contractor
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8.2.3 - Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device

Missing Bushing

There was a bushing missing inside the electric panel which can cause damage to the conductors. It is recommended to have a licensed electrician replace the missing bushing. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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8.3.1 - Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses

Insufficient Load

It is recommended to have a licensed electrician inspect the electric panel and breakers and determine if 100 Amps is enough for the demand. The HVAC breaker alone is 70 amps so if that is running at the same time as the range which is 50 amps then the panel will overload. 

Electric Electrical Contractor
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8.3.2 - Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses

Live Open Conductor
Crawlspace

There was one or more live conductors in the house that were not properly terminated or capped. This is a potential safety hazard because people or pests could come in contact with the conductor and cause serious injury, fire, or death. It is recommended to have a qualified electric contractor repair this issue. 

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8.3.3 - Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses

Multiple Brands of Circuit Breakers In Panel

There were multiple brands of circuit breakers installed in the breaker panel. This is not recommended. A licensed electrician should inspect the breakers and verify if they can be used with that particular service panel and replace the breakers as needed. 

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8.4.1 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Cover Plates Missing
Garage

One or more receptacles are missing a cover plate. This causes short and shock risk. Recommend installation of plates.
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8.4.2 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Ungrounded Receptacle
Kitchen

One or more receptacles are ungrounded. To eliminate safety hazards, all receptacles in kitchen, bathrooms, garage & exterior should be grounded.
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8.4.3 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Loose Light Fixtures
Front porch, rear patio

There was one or more light fixture that was not properly secured to the property. It is recommended to have a qualified electrician repair or replace the loose fixtures. 

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8.5.1 - GFCI & AFCI

No AFCI Protection

There are no AFCIs present in the house. The home may be grandfathered in but the presence of AFCI breakers on the bedroom circuits is recommended for modern safety standards. 

Electric Electrical Contractor

9 - Attic, Insulation & Ventilation

IN NI NP D
9.1 Attic Insulation X
9.2 Vapor Retarders (Crawlspace or Basement) X
9.3 Ventilation X
9.4 Exhaust Systems X
Dryer Power Source
220 Electric
Dryer Vent
Upstairs Laundry Closet
Metal
Flooring Insulation
Fiberglass, Faced
Vapor Retarders (Crawlspace or Basement): Vapor Retarder Present
Yes
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Ridge Vents
Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Fans
Fan Only
Exhaust Systems: Dryer Exhaust
Solid Metal
Attic Insulation: No Attic Access Available

I could not determine if there was adequate insulation in the attic space because there is no attic access available. 

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. insulation in unfinished spaces, including attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas; B. ventilation of unfinished spaces, including attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas; and C. mechanical exhaust systems in the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry area. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the type of insulation observed; and B. the approximate average depth of insulation observed at the unfinished attic floor area or roof structure. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. the general absence of insulation or ventilation in unfinished spaces. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. enter the attic or any unfinished spaces that are not readily accessible, or where entry could cause damage or, in the inspector's opinion, pose a safety hazard. B. move, touch or disturb insulation. C. move, touch or disturb vapor retarders. D. break or otherwise damage the surface finish or weather seal on or around access panels or covers. E. identify the composition or R-value of insulation material. F. activate thermostatically operated fans. G. determine the types of materials used in insulation or wrapping of pipes, ducts, jackets, boilers or wiring. H. determine the adequacy of ventilation.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies

10 - Doors, Windows & Interior

IN NI NP D
10.1 Doors X X
10.2 Windows X
10.3 Floors X
10.4 Walls X
10.5 Ceilings X
10.6 Steps, Stairways & Railings X
10.7 Countertops & Cabinets X X
Doors: Material
Hollow Core

There were no visible indications of defects at the time of inspection.

Windows: Window Manufacturer
Silver Line

Silver Line by Andersen - 800-234-4228


Steps, Stairways & Railings: Railings
Steps, Stairways & Railings: Stairs
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Wood
Windows: Window Type
Double-hung

There were no visible indications of defects at the time of inspection.

Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet, Hardwood, Tile, Vinyl

There were no visible indications of defects at the time of inspection.

Walls: Wall Material
Gypsum Board

There were no visible indications of defects at the time of inspection.

Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Gypsum Board

There were no visible indications of defects at the time of inspection.

Steps, Stairways & Railings: Steps, Stairways, & Railings

There were no visible indications of defects at the time of inspection

Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Granite

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. a representative number of doors and windows by opening and closing them; B. floors, walls and ceilings; C. stairs, steps, landings, stairways and ramps; D. railings, guards and handrails; and E. garage vehicle doors and the operation of garage vehicle door openers, using normal operating controls. II. The inspector shall describe: A. a garage vehicle door as manually-operated or installed with a garage door opener. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. improper spacing between intermediate balusters, spindles and rails for steps, stairways, guards and railings; B. photo-electric safety sensors that did not operate properly; and C. any window that was obviously fogged or displayed other evidence of broken seals. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. inspect paint, wallpaper, window treatments or finish treatments. B. inspect floor coverings or carpeting. C. inspect central vacuum systems. D. inspect for safety glazing. E. inspect security systems or components. F. evaluate the fastening of islands, countertops, cabinets, sink tops or fixtures. G. move furniture, stored items, or any coverings, such as carpets or rugs, in order to inspect the concealed floor structure. H. move suspended-ceiling tiles. I. inspect or move any household appliances. J. inspect or operate equipment housed in the garage, except as otherwise noted. K. verify or certify the proper operation of any pressure-activated auto-reverse or related safety feature of a garage door. L. operate or evaluate any security bar release and opening mechanisms, whether interior or exterior, including their compliance with local, state or federal standards. M. operate any system, appliance or component that requires the use of special keys, codes, combinations or devices. N. operate or evaluate self-cleaning oven cycles, tilt guards/latches, or signal lights. O. inspect microwave ovens or test leakage from microwave ovens. P. operate or examine any sauna, steamgenerating equipment, kiln, toaster, ice maker, coffee maker, can opener, bread warmer, blender, instant hot-water dispenser, or other small, ancillary appliances or devices. Q. inspect elevators. R. inspect remote controls. S. inspect appliances. T. inspect items not permanently installed. U. discover firewall compromises. V. inspect pools, spas or fountains. W. determine the adequacy of whirlpool or spa jets, water force, or bubble effects. X. determine the structural integrity or leakage of pools or spas.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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10.1.1 - Doors

Door Latch Alignment

Door latch and/or strike plate is out of alignment. Recommend a handyman repair. The majority of the doors in the home didn’t open or close properly. 

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10.1.2 - Doors

Door Sticks

Several Doors throughout the house stick and are tough to open. Recommend sanding down offending sides.

Here is a helpful DIY article on how to fix a sticking door. The majority of the doors in the home didnt open or close properly. 

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10.7.1 - Countertops & Cabinets

Door Runs Into Appliance

The door on one or more cabinet in the kitchen is running into an appliance and is either challenging to open, or causing damage to the appliance. It is recommended to have a qualified contractor inspect the cabinet and make the necessary repairs to prevent damage. 

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10.7.2 - Countertops & Cabinets

Appliance Door Runs Into Countertop
Refrigerator

One or more appliance is running into the counter top. This can cause damage to the counter top or to the appliance. It is recommended to have a qualified contractor repair as needed. 

Contractor Qualified Professional

11 - Built-in Appliances

IN NI NP D
11.1 Dishwasher X X
11.2 Range/Oven/Cooktop X X
11.3 Built-in Microwave X
Kitchen Appliances
Microwave, Oven, Dishwasher, Refrigerator
Dishwasher: Brand
Frigidaire
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Exhaust Hood Type
Re-circulate
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Energy Source
Electric
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Brand
Frigidaire

Serial # VF92415630

Built-in Microwave: Brand
Frigidaire

There were no visible indications of defects at the time of inspection

Serial # KG84905465

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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11.1.1 - Dishwasher

Improperly Installed Drain Pipe

Dishwasher drain pipe was installed improperly. Recommend a qualified plumber evaluate and repair. Running through the cabinet and is sitting on the lazy susan so any items will run into the drain line and could cause damage. Needs to be braced to the cabinet wall or routed a different way. 

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11.2.1 - Range/Oven/Cooktop

Anti-Tip Bracket Missing

The anti-tip bracket was not installed so the range was not properly secured. This poses a safety hazard to children. Recommend a qualified contractor secure range so it can't tip. 

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11.2.2 - Range/Oven/Cooktop

Sitting On Wood

The oven appears to be sitting on a wooden frame that is allowing clearance beneath the unit. The feet are not sitting properly on the front portion. The oven could fall off the front portion during use or by bumping into the oven. It is recommended to have a qualified contractor replace the frame with one that allows the feet to sit completely on the wood. 

Contractor Qualified Professional

12 - Garage

IN NI NP D
12.1 Ceiling X
12.2 Floor X
12.3 Walls & Firewalls X
12.4 Garage Door X X
12.5 Garage Door Opener X X
12.6 Occupant Entry Door X
Walls & Firewalls: Walls

There were no visible indications of defects at the time of inspection.

Garage Door: Material
Metal, Insulated
Garage Door: Type
Sliding
Garage Door: Windows in door
Yes
Garage Door Opener: Brand
Liftmaster
Garage
Ceiling: Ceiling

There were no visible indications of defects at the time of inspection.

Floor: Floor
Garage

There were no visible indications of defects at the time of inspection.

Floor: Visibility
Not Limited

The visibility may have been limited to a high amount of personal belongings stored inside the garage which covered part of the floor space. If yes is selected then either all or a large portion of the floor space was covered by stored items. I cannot see behind these personal belongings however, there were no large visible indications of defects at the time of inspection in the visible areas. 

Garage Door Opener: Laser Eyesights

A standard reversal test was performed while closing the garage door and the laser eye sights did cause the door to reverse when the path was obstructed. 

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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12.4.1 - Garage Door

Panel Damage
Right door when facing the front

Garage door panel is damaged and may need repair/replacement. Recommend a qualified garage door contractor evaluate. I did not perform a pressure test to see if the reverse mechanism was functional. It is recommended to have a qualified contractor perform a reverse test.

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12.4.2 - Garage Door

Auto Reverse Mechanism Not Inspected

Because the garage door panels already had some damage, the auto reverse mechanism was not tested to prevent further damage to the garage door. It is recommended to have a qualified garage door contractor perform an auto reverse mechanism test. 

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12.4.3 - Garage Door

Missing Strut Bar

The garage doors were missing the strut bar to prevent the garage door from twisting or bending during operation. It is recommended to have a qualified garage door repairman inspect the garage doors and make the necessary repairs. 

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12.5.1 - Garage Door Opener

Pressure Test Not Performed
Garage Doors

There were defects present in either the garage door or the motor at the time of inspection so the pressure test was not performed because of the higher risk of damaging the doors. It is recommended to have a qualified contractor repair the defects and then perform a pressure reverse test to ensure proper operation. 

Garage Garage Door Contractor