|2.1||Siding, Flashing & Trim||X||X|
|2.3||Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps||X|
|2.4||Eaves, Soffits & Fascia||X||X|
|2.5||Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls||X||X|
|2.6||Walkways, Patios & Driveways||X||X|
Recommend trimming away from house
4.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. wall coverings, flashing, and trim. 2. exterior doors. 3. attached and adjacent decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches, and their associated railings. 4. eaves, soffits, and fascias where accessible from the ground level. 5. vegetation, grading, surface drainage, and retaining walls that are likely to adversely affect the building. 6. adjacent and entryway walkways, patios, and driveways. B. describe wall coverings. 4.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: A. screening, shutters, awnings, and similar seasonal accessories. B. fences, boundary walls, and similar structures. C. geological and soil conditions. D. recreational facilities. E. outbuildings other than garages and carports. F. seawalls, break-walls, and docks. G. erosion control and earth stabilization measures.
Areas of siding were worn and in need of maintenance. Recommend a qualified painter or siding specialist correct.
Door finish is worn. Recommend refinish and/or paint to maximize service life.
Here is a DIY article on refinishing a wood door.
Grading is sloping towards the home in some areas. This could lead to water intrusion and foundation issues. Recommend qualified landscaper or foundation contractor regrade so water flows away from home.
Here is a helpful article discussing negative grading.
Most of this is caused from rain eroding the ground because of the lack of gutters. simple backfilling of soil will resolve the issue.
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.
Minor cosmetic cracks observed. Recommend monitor and/or patch/seal.
Here is a DIY article on repairing cracked sidewalks.
|3.1||Foundation, Basement & Crawlspaces||X|
|3.5||Roof Structure & Attic||X|
Foundation, Basement & Crawlspaces not present.
Floor Structure not inspected.
3. STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS 3.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect structural components including the foundation and framing. B. describe: 1. the methods used to inspect under floor crawlspaces and attics. 2. the foundation. 3. the floor structure. 4. the wall structure. 5. the ceiling structure. 6. the roof structure. 3.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. provide engineering or architectural services or analysis. B. offer an opinion about the adequacy of structural systems and components. C. enter under floor crawlspace areas that have less than 24 inches of vertical clearance between components and the ground or that have an access opening smaller than 16 inches by 24 inches. D. traverse attic load-bearing components that are concealed by insulation or by other materials.
|4.2||Roof Drainage Systems||X||X|
|4.4||Skylights, Chimneys & Roof Penetrations||X|
Both chimneys have metal chimney liners that extend throughhe masonry chimney up to the roof and terminate with a roof rain cap
5.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. roofing materials. 2. roof drainage systems. 3. flashing. 4. skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations. B. describe: 1. roofing materials. 2. methods used to inspect the roofing. 5.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: A. antennas. B. interiors of vent systems, uses, and chimneys that are not readily accessible. C. other installed accessories.
Roof had cracked/broken tiles. Recommend a qualified roof contractor repair or replace to prevent moisture intrusion and/or mold.
Debris has accumulated in the gutters. Recommend cleaning to facilitate water flow.
Here is a DIY resource for cleaning your gutters.
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. Recommend a qualified contractor adjust downspout extensions to drain at least 6 feet from the foundation.
Here is a helpful DIY link and video on draining water flow away from your house.
|5.1||Fixtures / Faucets||X||X|
|5.2||Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems||X|
|5.4||Vents, Flues, & Chimneys||X|
|5.5||Sump Pumps / Sewage Ejectors||X|
|5.6||Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems||X|
Metal flue is clean and free of creosote at both chimneys.
Bathroom 2 drain stop inoperable
Sump Pumps / Sewage Ejectors not present.
Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems not inspected.
6.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. interior water supply and distribution systems including fixtures and faucets. 2. interior drain, waste, and vent systems including fixtures. 3. water heating equipment and hot water supply systems. 4. vent systems, flues, and chimneys. 5. fuel storage and fuel distribution systems. 6. sewage ejectors, sump pumps, and related piping. B. describe: 1. interior water supply, drain, waste, and vent piping materials. 2. water heating equipment including energy source(s). 3. location of main water and fuel shut-off valves. 6.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. clothes washing machine connections. 2. interiors of vent systems, flues, and chimneys that are not readily accessible. 3. wells, well pumps, and water storage related equipment. 4. water conditioning systems. 5. solar, geothermal, and other renewable energy water heating systems. 6. manual and automatic re-extinguishing and sprinkler systems and landscape irrigation systems. 7. septic and other sewage disposal systems. B. determine: 1. whether water supply and sewage disposal are public or private. 2. water quality. 3. the adequacy of combustion air components. C. measure water supply low and pressure, and well water quantity. D. fill shower pans and fixtures to test for leaks.
Will not flush
Open pipes where old water heater was could cause flooding if the valves are opened. Recommend licensed plumber cap lines and remove excess piping .
|6.2||Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels 1||X|
|6.3||Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels 2||X|
|6.4||Branch Circuit Conductors, Overcurrent Devices and Compatibility of Their Amperage & Voltage||X||X|
|6.5||Connected Devices and Fixtures||X||X|
|6.6||Polarity and Grounding of Receptacles||X|
|6.7||Polarity and Grounding of Receptacles||X||X|
|6.8||GFCI & AFCI||X||X|
|6.10||Carbon Monoxide Detectors||X|
Most plugs were checked and no outlets were found that didn't work at time of inspection
One smoke detectors present on the first floor, none on the second floor
7.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. service drop. 2. service entrance conductors, cables, and raceways. 3. service equipment and main disconnects. 4. service grounding. 5. interior components of service panels and subpanels. 6. conductors. 7. overcurrent protection devices. 8. a representative number of installed lighting fixtures, switches, and receptacles. 9. ground fault circuit interrupters and arc fault circuit interrupters. B. describe: 1. amperage rating of the service. 2. location of main disconnect(s) and subpanels. 3. presence or absence of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms. 4. the predominant branch circuit wiring method. 7.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. remote control devices. 2. or test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, security systems, and other signaling and warning devices. 3. low voltage wiring systems and components. 4. ancillary wiring systems and components not a part of the primary electrical power distribution system. 5. solar, geothermal, wind, and other renewable energy systems. B. measure amperage, voltage, and impedance. C. determine the age and type of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms.
Improper wiring was observed at the time of inspection in panel 2. Recommend a licensed electrician evaluate and repair.
Recommend licensed electrician trace plug and make appropriate repair
No GFCI protection present in all locations. Recommend licensed electrician upgrade by installing ground fault receptacles in all locations.
Here is a link to read about how GFCI receptacles keep you safe.
Kitchen, baths and outdoor outlets all need to be upgraded to GFCI'S
Recommend a qualified contractor review the requirement for smoke detectors and install them as necessary
|7.1||Cooling Equipment 1A||X|
|7.2||Cooling Equipment 1B||X|
|7.3||Cooling Equipment 2||X|
9.1 The inspector shall: A. open readily openable access panels. B. inspect: 1. central and permanently installed cooling equipment. 2. distribution systems. C. describe: 1. energy source(s). 2. cooling systems. 9.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect electric air cleaning and sanitizing devices. B. determine cooling supply adequacy and distribution balance. C. inspect cooling units that are not permanently installed or that are installed in windows. D. inspect cooling systems using ground source, water source, solar, and renewable energy technologies.
|8.4||Steps, Stairways & Railings||X|
|8.5||Countertops & Cabinets||X|
10.1 The inspector shall inspect: A. walls, ceilings, and floors. B. steps, stairways, and railings. C. countertops and a representative number of installed cabinets. D. a representative number of doors and windows. E. garage vehicle doors and garage vehicle door operators. 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: A. paint, wallpaper, and other finish treatments. B. floor coverings. C. window treatments. D. coatings on and the hermetic seals between panes of window glass. E. central vacuum systems. F. recreational facilities. 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 confirm the operation of every control and feature of an inspected appliance.
Hole cut in wall to allow power cord to exit wall. After electrical is corrected drywall can be patched by qualified contractor
Minor damage or deterioration to the ceiling was visible at the time of the inspection.
One or more windows appears to have general damage, but are operational. Recommend a window professional clean, lubricate & adjust as necessary.
Some Windows missing screen. Recommend replacement.
Cracked glass observed at time of inspection. recommend qualified contractor replace
One of three garage doors would not open at time of inspection. recommend qualified contractor make necessary repairs.
Ducted to outdoors
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.
11.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces. 2. ventilation of attics and foundation areas. 3. kitchen, bathroom, laundry, and similar exhaust systems. 4. clothes dryer exhaust systems. B. describe: 1. insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces. 2. absence of insulation in unfinished spaces at conditioned surfaces. 11.2 The inspector is NOT required to disturb insulation.
|11.1||Fireplaces, Stoves & Inserts||X|
|11.3||Chimney & Vent Systems||X|
12.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. fuel-burning replaces, stoves, and replace inserts. 2. fuel-burning accessories installed in replaces. 3. chimneys and vent systems. B. describe systems and components listed in 12.1.A.1 and .2. 12.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. interiors of vent systems, uses, and chimneys that are not readily accessible. 2. fire screens and doors. 3. seals and gaskets. 4. automatic fuel feed devices. 5. mantles and replace surrounds. 6. combustion air components and to determine their adequacy. 7. heat distribution assists (gravity fed and fan assisted). 8. fuel-burning replaces and appliances located outside the inspected structures. B. determine draft characteristics. C. move fireplace inserts and stoves or firebox contents.