Loading
Document Name
Sort Generated Document By
Total Credit Requested
$ 0.00
Preview
Create
Header Text
Total Credit Requested
$ 0.00
Preview
Create
Viewing:

1234 Main St.
BETHALTO, IL 62010
10/19/2019 9:00AM

Sample agent
agent

Agent Name

Agency Name
107
Items Inspected
8
Recommendation
2
Safety hazard

Comment Key or Definitions

The following definitions of comment descriptions represent this inspection report. All comments by the inspector should be considered before purchasing this home. Any observations made by the inspector to repair or replace suggests a second opinion or further inspection by a qualified contractor. All costs associated with further inspection fees and repair or replacement of item, component or unit should be considered before you purchase the property.

Inspected (IN) = I visually observed the item, component or unit and if no other comments were made then it appeared to be functioning as intended allowing for normal wear and tear.

Not Inspected (NI)= I did not inspect this item, component or unit and made no representations of whether or not it was functioning as intended and will state a reason for not inspecting.

Not Present (NP) = This item, component or unit is not in this home or building.

Defect (D) = The item, component or unit is not functioning as intended, or needs further inspection by a qualified contractor. Items, components or units that can be repaired to satisfactory condition may not need replacement.

The comments made in this report were based on the condition of the home at time of inspection. There is no warranty from the inspection company. For a fee, our company can return and review the inspection, or inspect the home again. The proposed buyer can hire a different inspector if desired. Different inspectors can find different things sometimes on the same home. My inspection company is not responsible for any discoveries included or not found. As this inspection report ages, the condition of this home and its components can change. 

1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
Client
Occupancy
Occupied, Furnished
Style
Ranch
Type of Building
Single Family
Temperature (approximate)
60 Fahrenheit (F)
Weather Conditions
Cloudy

2 - Exterior

IN NI NP D
2.1 Foundation X
2.2 Siding, Flashing & Trim X
2.3 Eaves, Soffits & Fascia X X
2.4 Exterior Doors X X
2.5 Walkways, Patios & Driveways X X
2.6 Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps X
2.7 Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls X
2.8 Exterior Faucet X
2.9 Exterior Electrical X
Inspection Method
Visual
Foundation: Material
Concrete
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Vinyl
Exterior Doors: Exterior Entry Door
Steel
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Driveway Material
Concrete
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Appurtenance
Deck with Steps, Patio
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Material
Concrete, Wood
Exterior Faucet: Water Pressure (PSI)
60

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 = Deficiency
Credit
Comment
2.3.1 - Eaves, Soffits & Fascia

Loose soffit observed, suggest securing as necessary.
East side of house above deck

Contractor Qualified Professional
Credit
Comment
2.4.1 - Exterior Doors

Weatherstripping not present or damaged.
Main entry door on west side of house

Door is missing standard weatherstripping. This can result in significant energy loss and moisture intrusion. Recommend installation of standard weatherstripping.

Here is a DIY guide on weatherstripping

Door Door Repair and Installation Contractor
Credit
Comment
2.5.1 - 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.

Gardening shovel tool shape Concrete Contractor

3 - Roof

IN NI NP D
3.1 Coverings X
3.2 Roof Drainage Systems X
3.3 Flashings X
3.4 Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations X
3.5 Vents X
Inspection Method
Roof
Coverings: Material
Asphalt
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Aluminum
Flashings: Material
Aluminum
Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations: Skylight Not Present
Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations: Chimney Not Present

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 = Deficiency

4 - Basement, Crawlspace & Structure

IN NI NP D
4.1 General X
4.2 Basement X
4.3 Crawlspace X
4.4 Floor Structure X
4.5 Wall Structure X
4.6 Ceiling Structure X
4.7 Sump Pump X
4.8 Plumbing X X
Crawlspace: Flooring Insulation
None
Floor Structure: Material
Rock
Floor Structure: Sub-floor
Plywood
Sump Pump: Location
Not Present

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 = Deficiency
Credit
Comment
4.8.1 - Plumbing

Improperly supported water supply lines

Contractor Qualified Professional

5 - Garage

IN NI NP D
5.1 General X
5.2 Doors X
5.3 Floor X
5.4 Windows X X
5.5 Walls & Firewalls X
5.6 Ceilings X
5.7 Garage Door X
5.8 Garage Door Opener X
5.9 Occupant Door (From garage to inside of home) X
Windows: Window Type
Sliders, Wood
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Weather Shield
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Drywall
Garage Door: Material
Aluminum
Garage Door: Type
Automatic
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
Credit
Comment
5.4.1 - Windows

Broken glass.
Garage/ South Wall

Contractor Qualified Professional

6 - Kitchen

IN NI NP D
6.1 Dishwasher X
6.2 Range/Oven/Cooktop X
6.3 Garbage Disposal X
6.4 Refrigerator X
6.5 Microwave X
6.6 Sink X
6.7 Plumbing X X
6.8 Interior Doors X
6.9 Windows X
6.10 Floors X
6.11 Walls X
6.12 Ceilings X
6.13 Countertops & Cabinets X
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Brand
Kenmore
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Exhaust Hood Type
Re-circulate
Windows: Window Type
Sliders, Wood
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Weather Shield
Floors: Floor Coverings
Linoleum
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Drywall
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Laminate
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Wood
Dishwasher: Brand
GE
Refrigerator: Brand
Frigidaire
Microwave: Brand
GE
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Energy Source
Electric

10.1 The inspector shall inspect: F. installed ovens, ranges, surface cooking appliances, microwave ovens, dishwashing machines, and food waste grinders by using normal operating controls to activate the primary function. 10.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: G. installed and free-standing kitchen and laundry appliances not listed in Section 10.1.F. H. appliance thermostats including their calibration, adequacy of heating elements, self cleaning oven cycles, indicator lights, door seals, timers, clocks, timed features, and other specialized features of the appliance. I. operate, or con rm the operation of every control and feature of an inspected appliance.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
Credit
Comment
6.7.1 - Plumbing

Improperly Installed trap.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor

7 - Electrical

IN NI NP D
7.1 Service Panel X
7.2 Service Entrance Conductors X
7.3 Branch wiring circuits. X X
7.4 Fuses X
7.5 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
7.6 GFCI & AFCI X
7.7 Smoke Detectors X
7.8 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X
Service Panel: Panel Capacity
225 AMP
Service Panel: Panel Manufacturer
Square D
Service Panel: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Service Panel: Sub Panel Location
Not present
Service Panel: Wiring Method
Copper non-metallic sheathed cable
Service Panel: Branch Wire 15 and 20 AMP
Copper
Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Below Ground
Fuses: Amp Rating of Fuses
Not Present
Service Panel: Main Panel Location
Garage
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
Credit
Comment
7.3.1 - Branch wiring circuits.

Live exposed wire, shock or electrocution hazard. Have a licensed electrician review and repair.
Crawlspace

Electric Electrical Contractor
Credit
Comment
7.3.2 - Branch wiring circuits.

Junction box covers missing or damaged; install cover for safety.
Crawlspace

Electric Electrical Contractor

8 - Utilities

IN NI NP D
8.1 Cooling Equipment X
8.2 Heating Equipment X
8.3 Thermostat Controls X
8.4 Distribution System X
8.5 Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents X
8.6 Main Water Shut-off Device X
8.7 Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems X
Cooling Equipment: Energy Source/Type
Electric
Cooling Equipment: Location
Exterior East
Heating Equipment: Energy Source
Gas
Heating Equipment: Heat Type
Forced Air
Distribution System: Ductwork
Non-insulated
Distribution System: Configuration
Central
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Capacity
40 gallons
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Location
Utility Room
Main Water Shut-off Device: Location
Crawlspace
Main Water Shut-off Device: Water Source
Public
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Power Source/Type
Gas

Gas shut-off at water heater.

Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems: Main Gas Shut-off Location
Gas Meter
Cooling Equipment: Brand
Ameristar
Cooling Equipment: SEER Rating
15 SEER

Modern standards call for at least 13 SEER rating for new install. 

Read more on energy efficient air conditioning at Energy.gov.

Heating Equipment: Brand
American Standard
Heating Equipment: AFUE Rating
80

AFUE (Annual fuel utilization efficiency) is a metric used to measure furnace efficiency in converting fuel to energy. A higher AFUE rating means greater energy efficiency. 90% or higher meets the Department of Energy's Energy Star program standard.

Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Manufacturer
Envirotemp

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. 

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

9 - Living Room

IN NI NP D
9.1 Interior Doors X
9.2 Windows X X
9.3 Floors X
9.4 Walls X
9.5 Ceilings X
Windows: Window Type
Wood, Sliders
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Weather Shield
Floors: Floor Coverings
Engineered Wood
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Drywall
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
Credit
Comment
9.2.1 - Windows

Missing Screen
Northeast Bedroom, Northwest Bedroom

Window missing screen. Recommend replacement.
Window Window Repair and Installation Contractor

10 - Bedrooms

IN NI NP D
10.1 General X
10.2 Interior Doors X
10.3 Walls X
10.4 Ceilings X
10.5 Floors X
10.6 Windows X
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Drywall
Floors: Floor Coverings
Engineered Wood
Windows: Window Type
Wood, Sliders
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Weather Shield
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency

11 - Master Bathroom

IN NI NP D
11.1 Interior Doors X
11.2 Walls X
11.3 Ceilings X
11.4 Toilet X X
11.5 Shower X
11.6 Tub X
11.7 Exhaust Fan X
11.8 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X
11.9 Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures X
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Drywall
Exhaust Fan: Exhaust Fans
Fan with Light
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Drain Size
1 1/2"
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Material
PVC
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Distribution Material
Copper
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Water Supply Material
Copper
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
Credit
Comment
11.4.1 - Toilet

Toilet loose at floor
Master Bathroom

Contractor Qualified Professional

12 - Bathroom 2

IN NI NP D
12.1 General X
12.2 Interior Doors X
12.3 Walls X
12.4 Ceilings X
12.5 Toilet X
12.6 Shower X
12.7 Tub X
12.8 Exhaust Fan X
12.9 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X
12.10 Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures X
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Drywall
Exhaust Fan: Exhaust Fans
Fan with Light
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Drain Size
1 1/2"
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Material
PVC
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Distribution Material
Copper
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Water Supply Material
Copper
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency

13 - Misc. Interior

IN NI NP D
13.1 Vents, Flues & Chimneys X
13.2 Doorbell X
13.3 Steps, Stairways & Railings X
13.4 Washer & Dryer X

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 = Deficiency

14 - Attic

IN NI NP D
14.1 General X
14.2 Attic Insulation X
14.3 Attic Plumbing X
14.4 Ventilation X
14.5 Roof Structure & Attic X
14.6 Electrical X
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Blown
Attic Insulation: Insulation Depth
14-16 inches
Attic Insulation: R-value
38
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Gable Vents, Ridge Vents
Roof Structure & Attic: Material
Plywood, Wood
Roof Structure & Attic: Type
Gable
General: Attic Access Location
Bedroom Closet

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 = Deficiency