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1234 Main St.
Houston, TX 77079
03/27/2020 9:00AM

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1 - Information

In Attendance
Buyer, Selling Agent
Occupancy
Furnished, Occupied
Type of Building
Single Family
Weather Conditions
Cloudy, Recent Rain, Cool
Inspection Information - BE Inspected, LLC


THIS INSPECTION AND REPORT WERE PREPARED FOR YOUR (ORIGINAL PURCHASING PARTY) EXCLUSIVE USE. USE OF THIS REPORT BY, OR LIABILITY TO THIRD PARTIES, PRESENT OR FUTURE OWNERS AND SUBSEQUENT BUYERS IS SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDED. RELIANCE ON THIS REPORT BY THIRD PARTIES, PRESENT OR FUTURE OWNERS AND SUBSEQUENT OWNERS IS AT THEIR PERIL. NO WARRANTIES OR GUARANTIES TO THIRD PARTIES, PRESENT OWNERS OR FUTURE OWNERS ARE IMPLIED OR SHOULD BE ASSUMED. Use of this report by third parties is unauthorized and unintended. Opinions of the inspector are subjective based on his education and experience and should not be considered conclusive.


This inspection is not intended to be an exhaustive evaluation of all the systems and appliances in the structure, nor is it intended to be a total list of defects, existing or potential. Items marked as inspected mean that, at a minimum, all parts and components of that section or item listed in the Minimum Standards of Inspections as published by the Texas Real Estate Commission were inspected. Items noted as not inspected in the following report are not covered by the report and should not be assumed to be good, bad, performing the function for which they were intended or in need of repair by lack of notation. The term No Comments indicates that the unit was performing the function for which it was intended without the apparent need of immediate repair at the time of the inspection. No verbal statements by the inspector are to be considered a part of the inspection or of this report.


This inspection report is made under prevailing conditions of the items indicated at the time of the inspection, and no warranty or guarantee of subsequent performance of condition of said items is being made by the inspector. This inspection report does not guarantee concurrence with city building and electrical codes. This inspection is limited to observations of only those components of the structure and those portions of the roof framing and surface readily accessible and visible without moving or the removal of any item or object that would obstruct visual observation. Any item not capable of being seen at the time of the inspection, that is concealed by objects, vegetation or the finishes of the structure is specifically excluded as being beyond the scope of this inspection. Conditions not readily and visually apparent at the time of the inspection, were not considered in reaching the conclusions or rendering the opinions contained in this report.


Specifically excluded from the inspection and this report are:
1) boring, digging or probing the soil or structure
2) location or effects of geological faults or of any underground structure or object
3) location of gas lines and/or systems
4) presence of asbestos and/or radon gas
5) lead based paint and/or products made from or containing lead
6) adequacy of site drainage
7) opinions relating to compliance with any specifications, legal and/or code requirements or restrictions of any kind, and
8) determination of the presence or health effects of molds, mildew, etc.
9) additional testing included for environmental factors such as, but not limited to: air quality, mold, insects, foreign or chinese or defective drywall or foreign or chinese or defective building materials.


NOTE: No environmental inspections of any kind were performed during this inspection. If you have any concerns over the presence or possible future growth of any of these type items, you should, as part of your due diligence, have the environmental inspections of your choice performed on the house prior to closing.


The inspector does not take care, custody or control of the structure at any time. If the structure is occupied at the time of the inspection, it is possible that visible defects may have been concealed or covered by furniture, fixtures, appliances and/or clothing, etc. Once the owner/occupant vacates the property, any visible defect that becomes apparent should be reported to you via an updated sellers disclosure form. The photographs included in this report are intended to be used to illustrate some, but not all, of the defects and to clarify the text information in the report. All photographs taken at the subject property may not be included in the report. The photographs are not intended to be all inclusive or to describe all conditions noted on the property.


By acceptance of this inspection report, the client paying for the inspection waives any and all claims for damages, costs, expenses, repairs, or other liabilities against BE Inspected, LLC (the company) or the inspector rising out of or in any way related to this inspection and the failure to report any defects in the items inspected unless caused by gross and willful
negligence. Our intent is to reduce the clients risk associated with this transaction however we cannot eliminate all risk
nor will the company assume the clients risk. An inspector is a generalist and does not claim to be an expert in any one
area or field. The inspection is to provide an opinion on specific items and their function during the time of the inspection
only. In the event that a qualified licensed contractor or expert disagrees with statement(s) in this report, it is suggested
they provide written documentation supporting their opposition and sign their name to it. Recovery for any claim arising
from this inspection for whatever cause is strictly limited to the total amount of the fee paid to the inspector or this
company by you, our client.


The client should notify the company within 24 hours of discovery, of any items or items in question considered to have
been overlooked, underreported, etc. due to gross and willful negligence by the inspector. If a repair is needed for the item
in question the repair must be delayed to give the company time to reexamine the item(s) or the item(s) will not be
considered as a valid complaint and render this contract null and void between the client and the company. If the repair
item(s) in question must be resolved prior to an inspector from the company being present then a minimum of 5 different,
clear, digital photos must be taken, including a time and date stamp affixed to the photos, of each item in question or the
terms in this inspection contract agreement will be considered violated. If any term(s)in this agreement is/are violated this
contract is null and void and the company assumes no responsibility for the home listed in this inspection report.
Notwithstanding any provision in this agreement to the contrary, any dispute, controversy, or lawsuit between any of the
parties to this agreement about any matter arising out of this agreement shall be resolved by mandatory and binding
arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) pursuant to the Texas General Arbitration Act
and in accordance with this arbitration agreement and the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the AAA. To the extent that
any inconsistency exists between this arbitration agreement and such statutes and rules, this arbitration agreement shall
control. Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrators may be entered in, and enforced by, any court having
jurisdiction and in accordance with the practice of such court.


In any dispute, controversy, or lawsuit arising from this agreement, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover from
the unsuccessful party, reasonable and necessary attorneys fees incurred in connection with such dispute, controversy, or
lawsuit. This agreement is entered into in Harris County, Texas and shall be construed and interpreted in accordance with
the laws of the State of Texas. Venue for any action brought to enforce this agreement shall lie in Harris County, Texas.
IF THERE IS A NEED TO CANCEL THIS INSPECTION, PLEASE INFORM US IN WRITING AT LEAST 24
HOURS IN ADVANCE. A CANCELLATION FEE OF $150 WILL BE CHARGED IF THE INSPECTION CAN NOT
BE PERFORMED FOR ANY REASON AND HAS NOT BEEN CANCELLED IN ADVANCE.

2 - I. Structural Systems

IN NI NP D
2.1 A. Foundations X
2.2 B. Grading and Drainage X X
2.3 C. Roof Covering Materials X X
2.4 D. Roof Structures & Attics X X
2.5 E. Walls (Interior and Exterior) X X
2.6 F. Ceilings and Floors X X
2.7 G. Doors (Interior and Exterior) X X
2.8 H. Windows X X
2.9 I. Stairways (Interior and Exterior) X X
2.10 J. Fireplaces and Chimneys X X
2.11 K. Porches, Balconies, Decks, and Carports X
A. Foundations: Type of Foundation(s)
Monolithic
C. Roof Covering Materials: Types of Roof Covering
Asphalt Composite
C. Roof Covering Materials: Viewed From
Ladder, Roof
D. Roof Structures & Attics: Approximate Average Depth of Insulation
12 Inches
E. Walls (Interior and Exterior): Exterior Wall Material
Brick, Vinyl, Wood
E. Walls (Interior and Exterior): Interior Wall Finishes
Drywall
F. Ceilings and Floors: Ceiling Type
Drywall
F. Ceilings and Floors: Floor Type
Wood, Tile, Carpet, Laminate
H. Windows: Window Type
Aluminum
J. Fireplaces and Chimneys: Type
Masonry
J. Fireplaces and Chimneys: Location(s)
Den
A. Foundations: Comments

About Foundations:
Two common Foundation types are a concrete slab or a pier and beam foundation. Foundations are designed to provide a base for the framing and structural components of a dwelling as well as transfer the weight of the dwelling to the ground. Foundation movement can have a negative impact on the structural systems of the house. Most parts of the foundation are not visually accessible. Inspectors' opinions are limited to the visible interior and exterior structural components. Imperfections can be obstructed or hidden behind wall and floor coverings, behind walls, landscaping and other items. Inspectors do not take engineering measurements or perform any tests that would indicate the exact condition of any foundation. We always recommend further evaluation by a qualified foundation company if there are any concerns with the condition or future performance of the foundation. Any deficiencies found could be an indication of a more serious condition. We recommend further evaluation by a qualified professional for further evaluation and diagnosis if there are concerns.

A. Foundations: Foundation Opinion - Good

Opinion: Foundation appeared to be a monolithic slab.  It is our opinion that no evidence existed to indicate excessive foundation settlement. The overall degree of foundation settlement was acceptable for a house of this age and type of construction. After a thorough visual inspection it appeared that the foundation was performing as intended at the time of inspection and was not in need of repair.

B. Grading and Drainage: Comments

About Grading and Drainage:
Proper grading and drainage away from the structure is vital to the performance of the foundation. Water intrusion can cause wood rot, attract insects and encourage mold growth. As a general rule gutter down pipes should drain away from the house and terminate at least 5 feet from the foundation and the ground should slope 6" in the first 10' away from the house. Clearance to wall siding should be at least 4" for brick and 6" for siding. Grading and drainage is inspected visually around the site. Flood plain research, soil and topographical studies are not performed as a part of the inspection. Any deficiencies found could be an indication of a more serious condition. We recommend further evaluation by a qualified professional for further evaluation and diagnosis if there are concerns.

C. Roof Covering Materials: Comments

About Roof Coverings:
The roof consists of many different systems and layers that come together to keep water from penetrating the structure. These systems include the actual roof covering, underlayment, metal flashing, sheathing and rafters. The roof is inspected visually and is limited to visual and accessible areas of the roof. Many elements of the roof are hidden and there is no guarantee that all damage, installation defects and leaks can be detected. We always recommend consultation with a qualified roofing professional if there are any concerns or a need to determine insurability, life expectancy or the potential for future problems. Any deficiencies found could be an indication of a more serious condition. We recommend further evaluation by a qualified professional for further evaluation and diagnosis if there are concerns.

D. Roof Structures & Attics: Viewed From
Floored Area
D. Roof Structures & Attics: Viewed From Floored Area

Attic was observed from the floored area of the attic only. Much of the attic was not accessible.

D. Roof Structures & Attics: Comments

About Roof Structure and Attic:
The attic of a house is important for many different reasons. In warm moist climates the attic is the key to having an energy efficient house. Insulation in the attic should be sufficient. There should be sufficient air flow or some sort of humidity control in all confined areas of a home. Net attic venting should be approximately 1/150th of vented area, however, no measurements were taken as a part of the inspection. Also visible in the attic are the structural components and decking of the roof. Inspectors can visibly inspect these components in areas that are accessible and safe to enter. Many elements of the roof and attic are hidden or inaccessible and there is no guarantee that all damage, installation defects and leaks can be detected. Inspections are limited to accessible areas. Any deficiencies found could be an indication of a more serious condition. We recommend further evaluation by a qualified professional for further evaluation and diagnosis if there are concerns.

E. Walls (Interior and Exterior): Comments

About Interior and Exterior Walls:
Walls will be visually inspected for moisture penetration and general structural performance. Condition of wall finishes and cosmetic imperfections that do not indicate a more serious problem are not noted. Any area that is enclosed within the wall and is not visible cannot be inspected. Areas that are obstructed by things such as furniture, decorations, personal items and landscaping will be considered inaccessible and are not a part of the inspection.  There is no additional testing included for environmental factors such as, but not limited to: air quality, mold, insects, excessive moisture, foreign or defective drywall or foreign or defective building materials. If there are any concerns regarding environmental factors the client should consult with a certified professional in these areas. Texas law does not allow an inspector to identify and report on things such as mold, insects or other environmental factors. This inspection is NOT a pest or wood destroying insect inspection and we do not assume any responsibility for damage to the dwelling caused by pests or insects. Any deficiencies found could be an indication of a more serious condition. We recommend further evaluation by a qualified professional for further evaluation and diagnosis if there are concerns.

F. Ceilings and Floors: Comments

About Ceilings and Floors:
Ceilings and floors will be visually inspected for moisture penetration and general structural performance. Condition of surface finishes and cosmetic imperfections that do not indicate a more serious problem are not noted. Any area that is enclosed or inaccessible and is not visible cannot be inspected. Areas that are obstructed by things such as furniture, decorations and personal items will be considered inaccessible and are not a part of the inspection. Any deficiencies found could be an indication of a more serious condition. We recommend further evaluation by a qualified professional for further evaluation and diagnosis if there are concerns.

G. Doors (Interior and Exterior): Comments

About Doors:
Interior and exterior doors are inspected for functionality. Doors should open and close properly. Locks and latches should work as well. Garage doors should operate smoothly and safely. Automatic reversing devices and photo eyes are checked as a part of the inspection. Any deficiencies found could be an indication of a more serious condition. We recommend further evaluation by a qualified professional for further evaluation and diagnosis if there are concerns.

H. Windows: Comments

About Windows:
Accessible windows are inspected for general functionality. Windows are examined for broken seals, weather stripping and safety glass in proper locations. Any deficiencies found could be an indication of a more serious condition. We recommend further evaluation by a qualified professional for further evaluation and diagnosis if there are concerns.

I. Stairways (Interior and Exterior): Comments

About Stairs:
Stairs are inspected for functionality and compliance with common building practices. Safety concerns of risers, steps and rails are noted in the inspection. Any deficiencies found could be an indication of a more serious condition. We recommend further evaluation by a qualified professional for further evaluation and diagnosis if there are concerns.

J. Fireplaces and Chimneys: Comments

About Chimneys:
Visible and accessible portions of the chimney are inspected.  Any observed defects are noted in the inspection report. Examples of inspected parts include the firebox, flue, lintel, fuel source, combustion air, hearth extension, combustibles and attic penetration. Exterior parts include the chimney extension, spark arrestor, chimney cap and crown. Drafting of the chimney is not tested. We always recommend a complete examination and cleaning (if needed) by a qualified and licensed chimney sweep prior to using the fireplace or any of its accessories. Any deficiencies found could be an indication of a more serious condition. We recommend further evaluation by a qualified professional for further evaluation and diagnosis if there are concerns.

K. Porches, Balconies, Decks, and Carports: Comments

About Porches, Balconies, Decks and Carports:
Any porch, balcony, deck or carport that attaches or abuts to the main structure and is used for ingress and egress is included in the inspection.  Detached structures and out buildings are not included. Any deficiencies found could be an indication of a more serious condition. We recommend further evaluation by a qualified professional for further evaluation and diagnosis if there are concerns.

A. Foundations: Foundation Not Visible

Some of the foundation perimeter was not visible or accessible due to landscaping, rocks and/or vegetation.

E. Walls (Interior and Exterior): Personal Items

Some areas were not accessible or visible due to personal items. Garage was mainly inaccessible.

E. Walls (Interior and Exterior): Vinyl/Metal Siding

Vinyl/metal siding was present. Wall surface under the siding was not accessible and not observed. Some imperfections may not have been visible.

E. Walls (Interior and Exterior): Garage Finishes

Garage walls were finished out. Garage framing was not visible or accessible.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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2.2.1 - B. Grading and Drainage

Slab Exposure

Slab exposure at some areas should be corrected. Common building code calls for 4" exposure to brick and 6" exposure to siding.

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2.2.2 - B. Grading and Drainage

Excess Vegetation

Excessive vegetation was noted in some areas of the home. In our opinion vegetation should be cleared at least 12" from the exterior walls.

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2.2.3 - B. Grading and Drainage

Gutter Debris

Gutters should be cleared to allow for proper drainage.

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2.2.4 - B. Grading and Drainage

Cracked Flatwork

There were some cracks on flat work around the home and in the garage.

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2.3.1 - C. Roof Covering Materials

Deteriorated Shingles

Shingles showed some degree of deterioration and age. Roof appeared to be functioning as intended but we recommend evaluation by a qualified roofing professional to determine remaining life of roof covering.

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2.3.2 - C. Roof Covering Materials

Damaged Shingles
Edges, Left Valley

Damage to shingles were observed around the roof surface.

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2.3.3 - C. Roof Covering Materials

Construction Debris

Construction debris (mainly extra nails) should be removed from the roof surface.

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2.3.4 - C. Roof Covering Materials

Vegetation

Vegetation should be removed from the roof surface.

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2.3.5 - C. Roof Covering Materials

Rust at Flashings

Some roof flashings showed signs of rust.

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2.3.6 - C. Roof Covering Materials

Improper Gas Flue Clearance

Gas fired flue vent did not appear to terminate with proper clearances over the roof surface. Per common building code, vents should terminate at least 2' higher than any portion of the building within 8' of the vent.

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2.3.7 - C. Roof Covering Materials

Flashing not Flush
Front, Rear

Flashing was not flush with the roof surface.

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2.3.8 - C. Roof Covering Materials

Trees

Trees appeared to be too close to the roof surface.

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2.3.9 - C. Roof Covering Materials

Uneven Roof Surface
Upper Rear

Some areas of the roof surface appeared to be uneven.

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2.3.10 - C. Roof Covering Materials

Improper Underlay Installation

Roof underlayment did not appear to be properly installed at randomly selected areas. The underlay appeared to be tucked underneath the drip edge flashing at some random locations around the roof edges. In our opinion, roof underlayment should lap over the drip flashing. Rake flashing should lap over underlayment and drip flashing. See diagram.

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2.3.11 - C. Roof Covering Materials

Exposed PVC Vents

PVC plumbing vents should be better painted to avoid UV exposure.

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2.3.12 - C. Roof Covering Materials

Satellite Dish Brackets

Satellite dish brackets were installed directly through the shingles. We do not recommend fastening the brackets through the shingles. This should be corrected and/or monitored for leaks.

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2.3.13 - C. Roof Covering Materials

Chimney Cricket

There was no cricket installed on the roof at the chimney. Common current building code calls for chimney crickets if the chimney is 30" or greater.

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2.3.14 - C. Roof Covering Materials

Improper Roof Repairs
Rear

Improper roof repairs were visible on the roof. Sealant had been used directly on the shingles. 

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2.4.1 - D. Roof Structures & Attics

Access Door Not Insulated

Access door was not sealed or insulated.

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2.4.2 - D. Roof Structures & Attics

Access Door Not Decked

Access door was not decked at the attic entry ladder. In our opinion, attic space was unsafe to enter.

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2.4.3 - D. Roof Structures & Attics

Missing Insulation

There was missing insulation observed in the attic.

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2.4.4 - D. Roof Structures & Attics

Obstructed Soffit Vents

No baffles were installed at soffit vents. Soffit vents appeared to have been obstructed by insulation. This can cause insulation to obstruct circulation at attic vents.

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2.4.5 - D. Roof Structures & Attics

Moisture Stains

Roof decking,framing and sheathing showed possible signs of past water penetration. No significant moisture was detected at the time of inspection, however, there could be moisture during periods of rain.

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2.4.6 - D. Roof Structures & Attics

Additional Purlin Bracing/Collar Ties

In our opinion, some sections of framing could possibly use additional support in the form of additional collar ties and/or purlin braces.

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2.5.1 - E. Walls (Interior and Exterior)

Wood Deterioration
Garage

Wood/siding deterioration was observed around perimeter of house.

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2.5.2 - E. Walls (Interior and Exterior)

Loose Siding
Right

Loose siding was was observed around the home.

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2.5.3 - E. Walls (Interior and Exterior)

Rust at Lintels

Lintels around the home showed signs of possible rust. These should be properly sealed.

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2.5.4 - E. Walls (Interior and Exterior)

Damaged Siding
Garage

Damaged siding was observed around the home.

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2.5.5 - E. Walls (Interior and Exterior)

Debris

Debris was observed around the perimeter of the home.

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2.5.6 - E. Walls (Interior and Exterior)

Mortar/Brick Cracks
Chimney, Front

Some mortar/brick cracks were noted around house. In our opinion, there did not appear to be excessive amounts deflection or settlement in these areas. These should be properly sealed and monitored.

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2.5.7 - E. Walls (Interior and Exterior)

Wall Stains - Interior
Master Bathroom and Front Bathroom Sink Cabinet

Wall stains were observed in the home. No significant moisture was detected at the time of inspection. Possible microbial growth was observed under master sink and front bathroom sink.

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2.5.8 - E. Walls (Interior and Exterior)

Wall Stains - Exterior

Evidence of possible wall stains were noted around the exterior walls of the home.

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2.5.9 - E. Walls (Interior and Exterior)

Fence on Walls

Wood fence was contacting the exterior walls. This could be conducive condition for wood destroying insects.

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2.5.10 - E. Walls (Interior and Exterior)

Lack of Weepholes Over Openings

There were no weepholes installed at the lintels over windows/doors as a part of the original construction. In  our opinion, based on current standards there should be weepholes in these locations.

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2.5.11 - E. Walls (Interior and Exterior)

Fence Damaged

Yard fence was damaged/leaning on the exterior. 

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2.6.1 - F. Ceilings and Floors

Ceiling Stains
Den

Ceiling stains were observed around the home. No significant moisture was detected at the time of inspection.

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2.6.2 - F. Ceilings and Floors

Drywall Cracks
Garage

Some drywall cracks were observed around the home. These should be sealed and monitored.

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2.6.3 - F. Ceilings and Floors

Floor Seam Swelling
Hallway

Flooring appeared to show signs of swelling at seams in the home. In our opinion, this could be moisture related. We recommend further evaluation by a qualified flooring professional.

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2.7.1 - G. Doors (Interior and Exterior)

Weatherstripping Worn
Garage

Weatherstripping was worn at exterior doors.

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2.7.2 - G. Doors (Interior and Exterior)

Improper Door Alignment
Yard Gate, Master Bedroom

Doors did not align properly.

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2.7.3 - G. Doors (Interior and Exterior)

Exterior Doors Double Keyed

Exterior doors were double keyed. Doors should not be keyed on the interior. This is a dangerous condition as it could hinder emergency egress.

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2.7.4 - G. Doors (Interior and Exterior)

Improper Pool Barriers

Pool barrier, gates, covers and doors may not have been adequate. Per common building code, pool barrier should be at least 48"H with no more than 4" openings. Gate should be no more than 2" off the ground, lockable and self closing away from the pool. Latch should be on the pool side and minimum 3" from the top if latch is less than 54"H. No openings should be more than 1/2" wide within 18" of the gate. All doors with direct access to the pool area should be continuously alarmed for at least 30 seconds with controls minimum 54"H and automatically resetting. This is not a complete list of requirements. Buyer should consult the CPSC publication number 362 "Safety Barrier Guidelines for Home Pools" and ASTM Standard F1346-91 Standard Performance Specification for Safety Covers. Local requirements should be independently verified.

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2.8.1 - H. Windows

Exterior Window Seals

Some windows were not completely sealed around the exterior framing.

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2.8.2 - H. Windows

Glazing Strips

Glazing cover strips were deteriorated/damaged on some windows.

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2.8.3 - H. Windows

Missing Screen(s)

Not all window screens were present.

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2.8.4 - H. Windows

Damaged Screen(s)

Damaged window screens were observed around the home.

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2.8.5 - H. Windows

Solar Screens

Solar screens were installed around the home and fastened from the exterior. These could hinder emergency egress from the home, especially from bedrooms.

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2.8.6 - H. Windows

Window Egress

Some bedroom windows were too high and/or openings were too small. This could prevent emergency egress from the room(s). Common building code specifies windows be no more than 44"H and have an opening no smaller than 20" wide and 24" high and at least 5.7 sf.

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2.8.7 - H. Windows

Sill Deterioration

Some interior window sills showed signs of paint deterioration. Suspect this was caused by typical condensation around window edges. No significant moisture was detected at the time of inspection.

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2.8.8 - H. Windows

Upstairs Window(s)

In our opinion, upstairs window(s) were too low to the floor and could be a safety hazard. Current codes require that windows be at least 24"H when more than 72" above the ground.

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2.9.1 - I. Stairways (Interior and Exterior)

Railing Gaps

Stair/balcony rails were more than 4" apart.

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2.9.2 - I. Stairways (Interior and Exterior)

Stair Turns

Stairway treads were less than 6" at interior turn. In our opinion, these should be a minimum of 6".

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2.9.3 - I. Stairways (Interior and Exterior)

Missing Handrails

Handrails were missing on the stairway. 

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2.9.4 - I. Stairways (Interior and Exterior)

Loose Railing

Vertical railings were loose in the home. 

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2.10.1 - J. Fireplaces and Chimneys

Creosote Buildup

Creosote buildup was noted in the fireplace. Recommend a cleaning and inspection by a qualified chimney sweep before using the fireplace.

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2.10.2 - J. Fireplaces and Chimneys

Firebox Gaps

There were some mortar/brick gaps noted in the fireplace. This should be further evaluated by a qualified chimney sweep prior to fireplace use.

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2.10.3 - J. Fireplaces and Chimneys

No Spark Arresting Screen

Spark arresting screen was not present at the fireplace(s).

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3 - II. Electrical Systems

IN NI NP D
3.1 A. Service Entrance and Panels X X
3.2 B. Branch Circuits, Connected Devices, and Fixtures X X
A. Service Entrance and Panels: Panel(s) Location
Exterior
A. Service Entrance and Panels: Wiring Type and Amp Rating
200 amp
B. Branch Circuits, Connected Devices, and Fixtures: Type of Wiring
Copper
B. Branch Circuits, Connected Devices, and Fixtures: GFCI Were Present

GFCI outlets were present and functioning in bathrooms.

A. Service Entrance and Panels: Comments

About Electric Panels: Visible and accessible portions of the electrical service system are included in the inspection.  The electrical service system includes components such as the service drop, mast, meter and service panel.  Branch and service wiring can be partially observed in the service panel. Inspectors may attempt to remove the cover if deemed safe by the inspector to do so. Much of the electrical system is not accessible as it is hidden behind walls or other obstructions. Though some conditions can be discovered by a visible inspection, there may be some underlying hazardous or damaging conditions that are hidden from view. The inspector in no way assesses the present or future capacity of the electrical system or accuracy of the device labeling. The inspector also does not verify the effectiveness of or operate any over current devices. We always recommend further assessment by a licensed electrician if the client has any concerns with the electrical system or its insurability. Any deficiencies found could be an indication of a more serious condition. We recommend further evaluation by a qualified professional for further evaluation and diagnosis if there are concerns.

A. Service Entrance and Panels: Service Panel(s) Description

3 wire 120/240v service feeds electrical panel with 2/0 AWG copper wire which is rated for 200 amps. The main disconnect breaker was 200 amps. The cabinet enclosure (rated for 200 amps) appeared to be grounded and neutrals/grounds bonded. Trip ties were not verified as the panel was not labeled. It appeared that AFCI circuits were not installed.

B. Branch Circuits, Connected Devices, and Fixtures: Comments

About Branch Circuits, Connected Devices and Fixtures:
Visible and accessible portions of the electrical system are included in the inspection.  The electrical system includes components such as wiring, switches, outlets and fixtures. Much of the electrical system in not accessible as it is hidden behind walls or other obstructions. Though some conditions can be discovered by a visible inspection, there may be some underlying hazardous or damaging conditions that are hidden from view. GFCI and AFI protection devices are inspected and reported by the inspector. Though general locations and power sources for smoke alarms are noted; their effectiveness, interconnectivity or suitability for the hearing impaired are not inspected. Low voltage systems and disassembly of mechanical appliances are not included in the inspection.  We always recommend further assessment by a licensed electrician if the client has any concerns with the electrical system or its insurability. Any deficiencies found could be an indication of a more serious condition. We recommend further evaluation by a qualified professional for further evaluation and diagnosis if there are concerns.

B. Branch Circuits, Connected Devices, and Fixtures: Sensored Lights Not Tested

Sensored lights were not tested.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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3.1.1 - A. Service Entrance and Panels

AFCI Breakers

AFCI breakers were not installed. Per the 2015 NEC (National Electric Code) AFCI breakers are required in most 15 and 20 amp circuits supplying power to household outlets and devices including kitchens and laundry room. They are not typically required in exterior, garage or bathroom circuits. Typically homes prior to 2006 did not have any form of AFCI protection as a part of the original construction.

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3.1.2 - A. Service Entrance and Panels

Visible Bonding Not Observed

Proper grounding/bonding was not completely visible or verifiable on all metal water/gas piping and appliances. Many areas were concealed and not accessible or visible. No visible bonding was located at gas/water piping, water heater or other appliances. We recommend proper grounding/bonding of applicable systems and appliances be verified by a qualified licensed electrician.

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3.1.3 - A. Service Entrance and Panels

Neutrals Sharing Lugs

There were neutral wires in the panel that were sharing lugs on the bus bar.

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3.1.4 - A. Service Entrance and Panels

Neutrals/Grounds Sharing Bus Bar

There were neutral/ground wires in the panel that were sharing a common bus bar. Typically these should be isolated on their own designated bus bars.

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3.1.5 - A. Service Entrance and Panels

Panels Not Sealed

It did not appear that the electrical panels were properly sealed on the exterior.

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3.1.6 - A. Service Entrance and Panels

White Hot Wires

There were white wires connected to breakers that appeared to be used as hot wires in the panel. Typically white wires should be designated as neutral only.

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3.1.7 - A. Service Entrance and Panels

Panel Not Labeled

Panel was not completely labeled.

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3.1.8 - A. Service Entrance and Panels

MIssing Knockouts

There were missing knockouts in the dead front cover. Interior of panel was exposed.

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3.1.9 - A. Service Entrance and Panels

Protective Missing Bushings

There was branch wiring passing through the panel without the proper protective bushings. Wiring that passes through the panel enclosure should be protected where it enters the panel by a bushing to prevent the sharp edges of the panel box from contacting the wiring.

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3.1.10 - A. Service Entrance and Panels

Could Not Verify Grounding

Could not verify grounding system. No grounding rod was located. Proper grounding should be verified by a qualified licensed electrician.

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3.1.11 - A. Service Entrance and Panels

Wire Discoloration/Damage
40 amp breaker

There appeared to be some discoloration/damage to wiring inside the panel. In our opinion, this could be a dangerous condition and should be checked by a qualified licensed electrician.

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3.2.1 - B. Branch Circuits, Connected Devices, and Fixtures

GFCI Were Not Present

GFCI outlets were not present and functioning on the exterior, garage, utility room, master bathroom away from sinks and kitchen.

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3.2.2 - B. Branch Circuits, Connected Devices, and Fixtures

Smoke Alarms Not Present

Smoke alarms were not present and functioning on all levels and in all bedrooms and adjacent areas.

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3.2.3 - B. Branch Circuits, Connected Devices, and Fixtures

No Carbon Monoxide Detectors

No carbon monoxide detectors were located in required areas. Carbon monoxide detectors are required outside of sleeping areas in homes that have gas appliances and/or an attached garage.

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3.2.4 - B. Branch Circuits, Connected Devices, and Fixtures

Exterior Outlets Not to Code

Exterior outlet covers did not appear to be up to date with current NEC codes.

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3.2.5 - B. Branch Circuits, Connected Devices, and Fixtures

Open Junction Box(es)
Garage, Attic

Open junction box(es) were observed.

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3.2.6 - B. Branch Circuits, Connected Devices, and Fixtures

Outlet Cover(s) Missing
Garage

Outlet cover(s) were missing in the home.

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3.2.7 - B. Branch Circuits, Connected Devices, and Fixtures

Open Ground
Kitchen Left of Oven, Patio, Upstairs

Open ground was detected on outlet(s) in the home.

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3.2.8 - B. Branch Circuits, Connected Devices, and Fixtures

Fixture(s) Not Functioning
Front Exterior, Patio (fan), Garage Attic, Upstairs, Most Closets

Fixture(s) did not appear to be functioning around the home.

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3.2.9 - B. Branch Circuits, Connected Devices, and Fixtures

Outlet(s) Not Functioning
Den

Outlet(s) did not appear to be functioning in the home.

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3.2.10 - B. Branch Circuits, Connected Devices, and Fixtures

Open Bulb Lighting

Open bulb lighting was located in some closets.

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3.2.11 - B. Branch Circuits, Connected Devices, and Fixtures

Damaged Fixture(s)
Patio, Pergola Fan

Fixture(s) were damaged around the home.

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4 - III. Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Systems

IN NI NP D
4.1 A. Heating Equipment X X
4.2 B. Cooling Equipment X X
4.3 C. Duct System, Chases, and Vents X X
A. Heating Equipment: Type of Systems
Gas Fired, Electric
A. Heating Equipment: Location
Attic
B. Cooling Equipment: Location
Attic, Exterior
A. Heating Equipment: Comments

About Heating Equipment:
The heating unit is designed to heat and circulate the inside air. Central heating units often work in conjunction with central cooling systems. The inspector will operate the heating equipment if it is safe to do so.  Inspectors will visually inspect the heating unit for general operation and safety issues. Inspectors do not disassemble heating or cooling units. Inspectors do not verify compatibility of components, accuracy of the thermostat, integrity of the heat exchanger, sizing of the unit, uniformity of the air supply or types of insulation. We always recommend an annual evaluation and cleaning by a qualified HVAC professional. Any deficiencies found could be an indication of a more serious condition. We recommend further evaluation by a qualified professional for further evaluation and diagnosis if there are concerns.

A. Heating Equipment: Furnace Description

Downstairs furnace appeared to be manufactured by Goodman in 2011. Furnace was operated, access panel was removed and interior was observed. Appeared to be functioning as intended.

A. Heating Equipment: Heating/Evaporator Combo Unit Description

Upstairs heating/evaporator combo unit appeared to be manufactured by Goodman in 2011. Appeared to be functioning as intended.

B. Cooling Equipment: Comments

About Cooling Equipment:
The cooling unit is designed to cool and circulate the inside air throughout the house. Central air conditioning units often work in conjunction with central heating systems. The inspector will operate the cooling equipment if it is safe to do so and it is greater than 60 degrees outside.  Inspectors will visually inspect the cooling unit for general operation and safety issues. Inspectors are not authorized to disassemble heating or cooling units. Inspectors do not verify compatibility of components, accuracy of the thermostat, sizing of the unit, uniformity of the air supply, types of insulation, proper refrigerant charge or leaks in the system. We always recommend an annual evaluation and cleaning by a qualified HVAC professional. Any deficiencies found could be an indication of a more serious condition. We recommend further evaluation by a qualified professional for further evaluation and diagnosis if there are concerns.

B. Cooling Equipment: Condensing Unit Description

Condensing unit appeared to be manufactured by Goodman in 2012. Unit appeared to be 3 ton.  Per the manufacturer's label, max amps on breaker should be 30.  Electric panel was not labeled. Proper breaker sizing was not determined.

B. Cooling Equipment: Condensing Unit Description

Condensing unit label was missing. Manufacturer, size and age were not determined.

B. Cooling Equipment: Evaporator Unit Description

Downstairs evaporator unit appeared to be manufactured by Goodman in 2011. Unit appeared to be  5 ton.

B. Cooling Equipment: Heating/Evaporator Combo Unit

Upstairs heating/evaporator combo unit appeared to be manufactured by Goodman in 2011. Unit appeared to be 3 ton. Appeared to be functioning as intended.

B. Cooling Equipment: AC Temperature Drop - In Range

AC appeared to be cooling properly. Temperature differential measured 20 degrees (upstairs) and 18 degrees (downstairs)between air supply and registers. Typical range should be 15 to 20 degrees.

C. Duct System, Chases, and Vents: Comments

About Duct Systems, Chases and Vents:
Inspector will observe air ducts, and absence of air flow at accessible registers. Any visible deficiencies in the duct system, chases or vents will be reported. Overall ventilation in the house and attic is very important for the overall health of the structure. Proper ventilation can help control moisture levels and vent out harmful gases. This inspection is not a mold or air quality inspection. Texas law does not allow an inspector to identify and report on things such as mold or insects.  Environmental and mold investigations should only be conducted by certified and trained professionals in this area. Any deficiencies found could be an indication of a more serious condition. We recommend further evaluation by a qualified professional for further evaluation and diagnosis if there are concerns.

B. Cooling Equipment: Coils Not Accessible

Evaporator coils were not visible or accessible.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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4.1.1 - A. Heating Equipment

No Drip Leg

In our opinion, there should be a sediment trap on the gas line. Most manufacturers recommend drip legs be installed.

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4.2.1 - B. Cooling Equipment

Main Drain Line at Exterior Perimeter

Main drain lines appeared to drain to the exterior of the home near the foundation. In our opinion, this should be piped directly to the plumbing or further away from the foundation of the home.

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4.2.2 - B. Cooling Equipment

Emergency Line Not Observable
Left Exterior

Exterior emergency drain line was not in a readably observable location. No drain termination was located. This should be located and verified by a qualified licensed HVAC company.

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4.2.3 - B. Cooling Equipment

Insulation Deteriorated

Insulation was deteriorated on the exterior suction lines.

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4.2.4 - B. Cooling Equipment

Unit(s) Not Elevated
Left Exterior

Condensing unit(s) were not elevated. Common building code requires condensers to the elevated at least 3" from the ground.

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4.2.5 - B. Cooling Equipment

Unit(s) Not Level

Condenser unit(s) did not appear to be completely level.

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4.2.6 - B. Cooling Equipment

No Emergency Shutoff

No emergency shutoff for the condenser units were located.

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4.2.7 - B. Cooling Equipment

Water/Rust Stains

Evidence of possible water/rust stains were observed in the secondary evaporator drain pan(s). This could be a sign of improper drainage of the main drain line. Recommend that unit(s) be evaluated and serviced by a qualified, licensed HVAC professional.

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4.2.8 - B. Cooling Equipment

Debris in Pan(s)

Debris was located in the secondary drain pan(s). This should be cleared to allow for proper drainage.

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4.2.9 - B. Cooling Equipment

No Evaporator Unit Label

No evaporator unit label was located. Manufacturer, age and size were not determined.

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4.3.1 - C. Duct System, Chases, and Vents

No Air Filter(s)

No air filter(s) were present. Unit may be dirty and should be checked and cleaned by an HVAC professional.

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4.3.2 - C. Duct System, Chases, and Vents

No Clear Access to HVAC System

There was no clear access path to the HVAC equipment. Common building code requires a minimum of a 24" solid walkway to the furnace and a minimum 30" x 30" platform.

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5 - IV. Plumbing Systems

IN NI NP D
5.1 A. Plumbing Supply, Distribution Systems, and Fixtures X X
5.2 B. Drains, Wastes, & Vents X X
5.3 C. Water Heating Equipment X X
5.4 D. Hydro-Massage Therapy Equipment X
A. Plumbing Supply, Distribution Systems, and Fixtures: Location of Water Meter
Front Exterior
A. Plumbing Supply, Distribution Systems, and Fixtures: Location of Main Water Supply Valve
Side Exterior
A. Plumbing Supply, Distribution Systems, and Fixtures: Supply Line Material
Galvanized Steel
B. Drains, Wastes, & Vents: Comments
C. Water Heating Equipment: Energy Sources
Gas
C. Water Heating Equipment: Capacity
40 Gallons
D. Hydro-Massage Therapy Equipment: Comments
A. Plumbing Supply, Distribution Systems, and Fixtures: Static Water Pressure Reading
40 PSI
A. Plumbing Supply, Distribution Systems, and Fixtures: Comments

About Pluming Systems:
The plumbing system of a home includes water supply, plumbing drains, plumbing vents and fixtures. Much of the plumbing system is not accessible as it is hidden behind walls or other obstructions. Though some conditions can be discovered by a visible inspection, there may be some underlying hazardous or damaging conditions that are hidden from view. Drainage is visually inspected for functional drainage. No additional testing is done to determine exact condition of drains or water supply. Inspector does not operate any shutoff valves or sump pumps.  Inspector is not required to inspect numerous other systems such as swimming pools, sprinkler systems, water wells, filter systems, fire sprinklers or backflow devices. Functionality of clothes drains, floor drains and freestanding appliances is not tested. Water volume, potability or quality is not tested. Water testing should only be done by qualified professionals in this field. Any deficiencies found could be an indication of a more serious condition. We recommend further evaluation by a qualified professional for further evaluation and diagnosis if there are concerns.

C. Water Heating Equipment: Water Heater Information
Utility Room

Water heater appeared to be manufactured by US Craftmaster in 2014.

C. Water Heating Equipment: Comments

About Water Heaters:
Water heaters are designed to heat the water in the home. The report will include the energy source and capacity of the water heating unit. General installation and safety issues are addressed in the inspection. Water heaters should be equipped with a temperature and pressure relief valve that is designed to relieve back pressure in the unit if the pressure or temperature exceeds the units capacity. Most of these valves are not tested as a part of the inspection as they could cause unforeseen damage to persons or property. We recommend that annual maintenance be performed to water heaters as suggested in the owners manual. If the client is not comfortable with general water heater maintenance we recommend consultation with a qualified professional. Any deficiencies found could be an indication of a more serious condition. We recommend further evaluation by a qualified professional for further evaluation and diagnosis if there are concerns.

A. Plumbing Supply, Distribution Systems, and Fixtures: Missing Access Panels
Front Bathroom

Access panel blocked. Interior plumbing of the tub(s) were not inspected.

A. Plumbing Supply, Distribution Systems, and Fixtures: No Shower Pan Testing

No specialized shower pan testing or inspection was performed.

A. Plumbing Supply, Distribution Systems, and Fixtures: Galvanized Steel Supply Lines 70s and 80s

Galvanized steel supply lines were observed in the home. Most lines were not visible in attic or hidden in walls. Exact condition of the remaining galvanized piping and life span was not determined. Pinhole leaks are common to galvanized steel piping, especially in homes built in our area from the early 1970s to the mid 1980s. It is common opinion most of the galvanized pipe failures are the result of a combination of the water chemistry and the imported galvanized steel pipe which was commonly used during this time period.

B. Drains, Wastes, & Vents: No Underground Testing

No hydrostatic or underground pipe testing was performed. We recommend testing by a qualified licensed plumbing professional if there are concerns.

C. Water Heating Equipment: TPRV Information

Manufacturers of most Temperature and Pressure Relief Valves (TPRV) state that the TPRV should be replaced and/or evaluated by a licensed plumbing professional every two to three years.

C. Water Heating Equipment: TPRV Not Tested

Temperature and pressure relief valve was not tested due to age, corrosion and/or general condition. Valve may not be functioning properly. We recommend the valve be checked by a qualified plumbing professional.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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5.1.1 - A. Plumbing Supply, Distribution Systems, and Fixtures

Missing Backflow Prevention

Backflow prevention devices were not observed at all hose bibs.

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5.1.2 - A. Plumbing Supply, Distribution Systems, and Fixtures

Shower Enclosure(s) Not Sealed

Shower enclosure(s) were not properly sealed in the home.

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5.1.3 - A. Plumbing Supply, Distribution Systems, and Fixtures

Tub Chipped
Front Bathroom

Tub(a) were chipped in the home. 

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5.1.4 - A. Plumbing Supply, Distribution Systems, and Fixtures

Low Water Pressure
Front Bathroom

Water pressure was visibly low in plumbing fixture(s). 

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5.1.5 - A. Plumbing Supply, Distribution Systems, and Fixtures

Pipe Corrosion

Plumbing piping showed some signs of corrosion at terminations and/or in some visible areas. 

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5.1.6 - A. Plumbing Supply, Distribution Systems, and Fixtures

Inoperable Fixture
Exterior Garage

Fixture(s) were inoperable.

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5.2.1 - B. Drains, Wastes, & Vents

Tub Stopper(s) Inoperable
Front Bathroom

Tub stopper(s) were not operable in the home.

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5.3.1 - C. Water Heating Equipment

No Sediment Trap(s)

In our opinion, there should be a sediment trap on the gas line(s). Most manufacturers recommend drip legs be installed.

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5.3.2 - C. Water Heating Equipment

Corroded Connectors

Water line connectors showed signs of corrosion.

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5.3.3 - C. Water Heating Equipment

Improper Flue Vent Cap

Water heater flue vent appeared to terminate improperly over the roof. Vent cap did not appear to be rated for a gas fired appliance. This could be a dangerous condition and should be further evaluated by a qualified licensed HVAC professional.

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5.3.4 - C. Water Heating Equipment

TRPV Flex Hose

Temperature and pressure relief valve drain line was flex hose. Hose was also kinked. In our opinion, this was improper.

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5.3.5 - C. Water Heating Equipment

TPRV Threaded

Temperature and pressure relief valve drain line was threaded at the end. In our opinion, this is improper.

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5.3.6 - C. Water Heating Equipment

Drain Pan Not Piped

Drain pan(s) were not piped. 

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5.3.7 - C. Water Heating Equipment

Unit Not Level

Unit appeared to be installed unlevel. 

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6 - V. Appliances

IN NI NP D
6.1 A. Dishwashers X X
6.2 B. Food Waste Disposers X
6.3 C. Range Hood and Exhaust Systems X X
6.4 D. Ranges, Cooktops, and Ovens X X
6.5 E. Microwave Ovens X
6.6 F. Mechanical Exhaust Vents and Bathroom Heaters X X
6.7 G. Garage Door Operators X X
6.8 H. Dryer Exhaust Systems X X
A. Dishwashers: Comments
B. Food Waste Disposers: Comments
C. Range Hood and Exhaust Systems: Comments
D. Ranges, Cooktops, and Ovens: Range/Cook Top Type
Electric
D. Ranges, Cooktops, and Ovens: Comments
D. Ranges, Cooktops, and Ovens: Cooktop Operation

Cook top(s) operated normally.

E. Microwave Ovens: Comments
F. Mechanical Exhaust Vents and Bathroom Heaters: Comments
G. Garage Door Operators: Door Type
Sectional
G. Garage Door Operators: Comments
H. Dryer Exhaust Systems: Comments
H. Dryer Exhaust Systems: Dryer Vent Not Accessible

Dryer was present in utility room. Dryer vent was not accessible.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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6.1.1 - A. Dishwashers

No Anti-Siphon Device

There was no anti-siphon device or high loop on the dishwasher drain.  This would prevent water flowing back to the dishwasher in the event the sink backed up.

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6.3.1 - C. Range Hood and Exhaust Systems

Attic Termination

Unit appeared terminate directly into the attic. There was no exterior termination located. 

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6.3.2 - C. Range Hood and Exhaust Systems

Flex Duct

Range vent was constructed of flex line. In our opinion, duct material should be smooth and metal. Recommend this be made of smooth solid metal range vent duct approved material.

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6.4.1 - D. Ranges, Cooktops, and Ovens

Unit Inoperable
Ovens

Unit was inoperable at the time of inspection. 

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6.6.1 - F. Mechanical Exhaust Vents and Bathroom Heaters

Exterior Termination

No exterior termination was located. In our opinion, moisture may not be sufficiently exiting the structure and/or attic.

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6.7.1 - G. Garage Door Operators

Auto Reverse Inoperable

Garage door opener auto reverse feature was not functioning.

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6.7.2 - G. Garage Door Operators

Door Lock(s) Not Disabled

Door lock(s) should be disabled since opener was present.

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6.8.1 - H. Dryer Exhaust Systems

Vent Cap Missing

The dryer vent cap was missing.

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7 - VI. Optional Systems

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7.1 B. Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Equipment X X
B. Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Equipment: Comments
B. Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Equipment: Type of Construction
In Ground, Gunite
B. Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Equipment: Grounding/Bonding Should Be Verified

We recommend proper GFCI protection and grounding be verified by a qualified licensed electrician prior to pool use.

B. Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Equipment: Rain During Inspection

Rain may have concealed some deficiencies such as equipment leaks. 

B. Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Equipment: Heater Not Present

No pool heater was present. 

B. Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Equipment: Freestanding Hot Tub Not Inspected

Freestanding hot tub was not inspected. There was no water in the unit at the time of inspection.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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7.1.1 - B. Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Equipment

Equipment Not Grounded/Bonded

Equipment did not appear to be properly grounded/bonded. Ground wire was not connected to all equipment. Recommend further evaluation by a qualified licensed electrician.

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7.1.2 - B. Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Equipment

Debris in Skimmer(s)

Skimmer baskets should be cleared.

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7.1.3 - B. Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Equipment

Leak in Equipment Area

There appeared to be a leak in the pool plumbing in the equipment area.

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7.1.4 - B. Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Equipment

Unsealed Coping Joints

Joints should be better sealed along the coping edges.

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7.1.5 - B. Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Equipment

Light(s) Inoperable

Pool light(s)appeared to be inoperable in the pool area. 

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7.1.6 - B. Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Equipment

Plaster Damage

Damage/chipping was observed in the pool plaster. 

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7.1.7 - B. Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Equipment

Entrapment Drain Grates

Entrapment style drain cover(s) were not installed. This is a dangerous condition. 

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7.1.8 - B. Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Equipment

No GFCI Protection

Pool lights did not appear to be GFCI protected. GFCI appeared to be tripping when tested.

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7.1.9 - B. Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Equipment

Pump Inoperable

Pump appeared to be inoperable at the time of inspection.

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