Explanation of Ratings (How to Read Report)
I= Inspected. This means the system or component was inspected and found to be functioning properly, or in acceptable condition at the time of the inspection. No further comment is necessary but whenever possible additional information is provided about materials used in the construction and how to care for or maintain the home.
NI = Not Inspected. This indicates that the system or component or at least part of a system or component could not be inspected or inspected thoroughly.
NP = Not Present. This indicates that a system or component was not present at the time of inspection. If the system or component should have been present, a comment will follow.
L = Limitations. This indicates that at least part of a system or component could not be inspected or inspected thoroughly.
R = Recommendation. This indicates that an action is recommended. Observations are color-coded to indicate the importance of the observation.
Listed below is a description of the Categories used throughout the report to help understand the severity of an item. Any items list in the below categories may be based on the inspectors opinion. These categories are not designed to be considered as an enforceable repair or responsibility of the current homeowner, but designed to inform the current client of the current condition of the property and structure. They may be used in negotiations between real estate professionals.
Maintenance/Monitor = The item, component, or system while perhaps is functioning as intended may be in need of minor repair, service, or maintenance; is showing wear or deterioration that could result in an adverse condition at some point in the future; or consideration should be made in upgrading the item, component, or system to enhance the function, efficiency, and/or safety. Items that fall into this category frequently be addressed by a homeowner or Licensed Handyman and are considered to be routine homeowner maintenance (DIY) or recommended upgrades.
Deficiencies = The item, component, or system while perhaps functioning as intended is in need of moderate repair, service, is showing signs of wear or deterioration that could result is an adverse condition at some point in the future; consideration should be made in upgrading the item, component, or system to enhance the function, efficiency and/or safety. Items falling into this category can frequently be addressed by a licensed handyman or qualified contractor of trade and are not considered routine maintenance or DIY items.
Safety & Immediate Attention = The item, component, or system poses a safety concern to occupants in or around the home. Some listed concerns may have been considered acceptable for the time of the structures construction, but pose a current risk.
The item, component or system is not functioning as intended, or needs further inspection by a qualified license contractor of trade; possible damage to the structure, item, or component may occur. Repairs may be possible to satisfactory condition with out replacement.