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1234 Main St.
Davenport, IA 52806
10/15/2019 9:00AM

Sample agent
agent

Agent Name

Agency Name
1
Maintenance item
26
Recommendation
8
Safety hazard

1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
Client
Occupancy
Utilities On, Occupied
Temperature (approximate)
60 Fahrenheit (F)
Type of Building
Single Family
Weather Conditions
Clear

2 - Roof

IN NI NP D
2.1 Coverings X
2.2 Roof Drainage Systems X X
2.3 Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations X
2.4 Roof Structure And Attic X
Coverings: Material
Architectural
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Seamless Aluminum
Inspection Method
Roof

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

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

Downspout Extension Missing
North Side Of Home

Home was missing downspout extension. This can result in excessive moisture in the soil at the foundation, which can lead to foundation/structural movement. Recommend this be corrected as a maintenance item, to avoid damage to the foundation.

3 - Exterior

IN NI NP D
3.1 Siding, Flashing & Trim X X
3.2 Exterior Doors X X
3.3 Walkways, Patios & Driveways X X
3.4 Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps X
3.5 Eaves, Soffits & Fascia X
3.6 Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls X
Inspection Method
Visual
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Metal
Exterior Doors: Exterior Entry Door
Steel, Wood
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Driveway Material
Concrete
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Appurtenance
Covered Porch
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Material
Wood

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

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

Deterioration/Rot
Garage

Deterioration/rot noted at exterior of door garage door and service door at garage. Recommend this be corrected.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
3.2.1 - Exterior Doors

Weatherstripping Damaged
Rear Of Home

Weatherstripping at exterior door is damaged. This can result in significant energy loss and moisture intrusion. Recommend installation of standard weatherstripping.

Here is a DIY guide on weatherstripping

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3.2.2 - Exterior Doors

Loose Threshold
Garage

Loose threshold noted at garage service door. Recommend this be corrected.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
3.3.1 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Trip Hazard
Where Walkway Meets Driveway

Uneven settling (trip hazard) noted. Repair as needed.

Contractor Qualified Professional

4 - Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure

IN NI NP D
4.1 Foundation X X
4.2 Basements & Crawlspaces X X
4.3 Floor Structure X
4.4 Wall Structure X
4.5 Ceiling Structure X
Inspection Method
Visual
Foundation: Material
Concrete
Floor Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Concrete

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

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

Foundation Cracks - Minor

Minor cracking was noted at the foundation. This is common as concrete ages and shrinkage surface cracks are normal. Recommend monitoring for more serious shifting/displacement. 

Here is an informational article on foundation cracks.

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4.2.1 - Basements & Crawlspaces

Evidence Of Prior Moisture

Evidence of moisture/leaking noted at basement by water stains on floor. Unable to determine how often moisture penetrates foundation or if the issue still exists. Monitor and repair as needed.

Contractor Qualified Professional

5 - Heating

IN NI NP D
5.1 Equipment X X
5.2 Normal Operating Controls X
5.3 Distribution Systems X
5.4 Presence of Installed Heat Source in Each Room X
Equipment: Brand
Goodman
Equipment: Energy Source
Electric, Gas
Equipment: Heat Type
Electric Baseboard, Forced Air
Distribution Systems: Ductwork
Non-insulated
Distribution Systems: Furnace Filter Size

16x20x1

Year Furnace Manufactured
2010

Typical lifespan is 25-30 years.

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

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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5.1.1 - Equipment

Condensate Leak

Leak noted at interior of furnace cabinet. Recommend further evaluation and repair as needed by a qualified HVAC professional.

Th Heating and Cooling Contractor
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5.1.2 - Equipment

BaseBoard Heat Not Functioning

Electric baseboard heating did not function at time of inspection.  Repair as needed.

Contractor Qualified Professional

6 - Cooling

IN NI NP D
6.1 Cooling Equipment X
6.2 Normal Operating Controls X
6.3 Distribution System X
6.4 Presence of Installed Cooling Source in Each Room X
Year A/C Unit Manufactured
2009

Typical lifespan is 15-20 years.

Cooling Equipment: Low Temperature
The A/C unit was not tested due to low outdoor temperature. This may cause damage the unit.

Normal Operating Controls not inspected.

Distribution System not inspected.

Presence of Installed Cooling Source in Each Room not inspected.

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

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

7 - Plumbing

IN NI NP D
7.1 Main Water Shut-off Device X
7.2 Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures X X
7.3 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X X
7.4 Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents X X
7.5 Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems X
7.6 Sump Pump X
Filters
Whole house conditioner, We do not inspect water filtration systems
Water Source
Public
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Distribution Material
Copper
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Water Supply Material
Copper
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Drain Size
2"
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Material
PVC
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Capacity
40 gallons
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Location
Basement
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Power Source/Type
Gas
Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems: Main Gas Shut-off Location
Gas Meter
Main Water Shut-off Device: Location
Basement

Main water shut off is the blue knob in the basement l. This is for your information.

Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Year Water Heater Manufactured
2001

Typical lifespan is 6-12 years.

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

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. 

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

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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7.2.1 - Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures

Not Frost Proof
Front And Rear Of Home

Hose bibs at front and rear of home are not a frost proof sillcocks. Recommend appropriate winterization be performed to avoid damage from freezing.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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7.2.2 - Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures

Leak At Shower Head
Main level hallway bathroom

Leak noted to base of shower head. Recommend this be corrected (possibly able to tighten or reseal threads for correction).

Contractor Qualified Professional
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7.2.3 - Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures

Missing Handle
Basement Bathroom

Sink  was missing (cold) water handle at time of inspection. Repair as needed.

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7.3.1 - Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems

Drain Stopper Did Not Function
Master Bathroom

Drain stopper did not function in sink at time of inspection. Stopper is disconnected below sink. Repair as needed.

Wrench DIY
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7.3.2 - Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems

Toilet Loose At Floor
Basement,Master Bathroom, And Level Hallway Bathroom

Toilet is loose where bolted to floor. Repair may involve resetting the toilet on a new wax seal. Recommend this be corrected.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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7.3.3 - Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems

Flexible Drain Pipe
Basement Bathroom

Flexible accordion style drain pipe below sink in use is not approved for residential use Repair as needed.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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7.3.4 - Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems

Missing Drain Stopper
Basement Bathroom

Missing drain stopper noted at sink. Repair as needed.

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

Near End of Life

Water heater showed normal signs of wear and tear. Recommend monitoring it's effectiveness and replacing in the near future.
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7.4.2 - Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents

TRP Piping Installation

TRP discharge pipe at water heater is installed incorrectly and with wrong materials, the TPR (temperature and pressure relief) valve on water heater needs a 3/4 threaded pipe to extend within 6 inches of floor for safety. Recommend this be corrected by a qualified person for safety.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor

8 - Electrical

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

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

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

Multiple Double Taps
Main Panel

Multiple double tapped circuits noted at main electric panel. Recommend this be corrected by a qualified electrician for safety.

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

Inadequate Clearance
Sub Panel

Not enough clearance from front of sub panel in furnace room. It is recommended to have a minimum of 30 of working space from front of panel. Recommend this be corrected.

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

Wrong Screw
Sub Panel

Pointed (sheet metal) screw noted at sub panel. Recommend this be replaced by an appropriate screw designed for an electric panel for safety. 

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

Panel/Braker Brand Mismatch

Breakers at main panel are of a different brand than the panel manufacturer, which is not permitted by the manufacturer. Recommend further evaluation and repair as needed by a qualified electrician for safety.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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8.4.1 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Ungrounded Receptacle
Basement Bedroom

(2) receptacles  are ungrounded. This is typically addressed by installing GFCI protection as needed (outlet(s) or breakers). Recommend this be corrected by a qualified electrician.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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8.4.2 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Damaged Light Fixture
Garage and Basement

Damage noted to exterior light fixture at front south side of home and closet in basement bedroom. Recommend these items be corrected.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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8.5.1 - GFCI & AFCI

Missing Kitchen,Exterior, and Garage GFCI
Kitchen, Exterior, and Garage

Outlets have not yet been upgraded to GFCI for safety. Recommend upgrading.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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8.6.1 - Smoke Detectors

Missing Battery
Master Bedroom

Missing battery noted to smoke detector at time of inspection l. Recommend this be corrected for safety.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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8.7.1 - Carbon Monoxide Detectors

No CO Alarm

There is no carbon monoxide alarm found in home. It is recommended that one be installed per floor according to the manfacturers instructions.

Wrench DIY

9 - Doors, Windows & Interior

IN NI NP D
9.1 Doors X X
9.2 Windows X X
9.3 Floors X
9.4 Walls X
9.5 Ceilings X
9.6 Steps, Stairways & Railings X X
9.7 Countertops & Cabinets X X
Floors: Floor Coverings
Tile
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Gypsum Board
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Wood
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Corian, Laminate

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

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

Door Doesn't Latch
Laundry room

Door doesn't latch properly. Recommend handyman repair latch and/or strike plate.

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9.2.1 - Windows

Missing Screen

Multiple doors and windows throughout home have screen damage or missing screens. Repair as needed.

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9.6.1 - Steps, Stairways & Railings

No Handrail
Basement Stairway

Staircase had no handrails. This is a safety hazard. Recommend a qualified handyman install a handrail. 

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9.7.1 - Countertops & Cabinets

Poor/Missing Caulk
Basement Bathroom and upper level Hallway bathroom

Bathroom countertop was missing sufficient caulk/sealant at the wall. This can lead to water damage. Recommend adding sealant at sides and corners where counters touch walls.

Here is a helpful DIY video on caulking gaps. 

10 - Fireplace

IN NI NP D
10.1 Vents, Flues & Chimneys X
10.2 Lintels X

I. The inspector shall inspect:

readily accessible and visible portions of the fireplaces and chimneys;

lintels above the fireplace openings;

damper doors by opening and closing them, if readily accessible and manually operable; and

cleanout doors and frames.

II. The inspector shall describe:

the type of fireplace.

III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction:

evidence of joint separation, damage or deterioration of the hearth, hearth extension or chambers;

manually operated dampers that did not open and close;

the lack of a smoke detector in the same room as the fireplace;

the lack of a carbon-monoxide detector in the same room as the fireplace; and

cleanouts not made of metal, pre-cast cement, or other non-combustible material.

IV. The inspector is not required to:

inspect the flue or vent system.

inspect the interior of chimneys or flues, fire doors or screens, seals or gaskets, or mantels.

determine the need for a chimney sweep.

operate gas fireplace inserts.

light pilot flames.

determine the appropriateness of any installation.

inspect automatic fuel-fed devices.

inspect combustion and/or make-up air devices.

inspect heat-distribution assists, whether gravity-controlled or fan-assisted.

ignite or extinguish fires.

determine the adequacy of drafts or draft characteristics.

move fireplace inserts, stoves or firebox contents.

perform a smoke test.

dismantle or remove any component.

perform a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)-style inspection.

perform a Phase I fireplace and chimney inspection.

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

11 - Attic, Insulation & Ventilation

IN NI NP D
11.1 Attic Insulation X
11.2 Vapor Retarders (Crawlspace or Basement) X
11.3 Ventilation X
11.4 Exhaust Systems X
Dryer Power Source
220 Electric
Dryer Vent
Metal (Flex)
Flooring Insulation
Loose Fill
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Ridge Vents, Soffit Vents
Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Fans
Fan Only
Attic Insulation: Insulation Depth
9 - 11 Inches
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Blown

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

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

12 - Garage

IN NI NP D
12.1 Ceiling X
12.2 Floor X
12.3 Walls & Firewalls X
12.4 Garage Door X X
12.5 Garage Door Opener X
12.6 Occupant Door (From garage to inside of home) X
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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Comment
12.4.1 - Garage Door

Auto Reverse Sensor Not Working

The auto reverse sensor was not responding at time of inspection. This is a safety hazard to children and pets. Recommend this be corrected. This is typically an adjustment at the operator.

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Comment
12.4.2 - Garage Door

Deterioration/Rust

Deterioration/rust noted at bottom of garage door. This did not affect proper function of garage door at time of inspection. Repair as needed.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
12.4.3 - Garage Door

Garage Sensors Mounted To Ceiling

Sensors for opener are improperly mounted to the ceiling. Recommend properly relocating to within 6 of the floor on either side of the door for child safety.

Contractor Qualified Professional

13 - Built-in Appliances

IN NI NP D
13.1 Dishwasher X
13.2 Refrigerator X
13.3 Range/Oven/Cooktop X X
13.4 Garbage Disposal X
13.5 Built-in Microwave X
13.6 Clothes Washing Machine X
13.7 Clothes Dryer X
Dishwasher: Brand
Kenmore
Refrigerator: Brand
Kenmore
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Exhaust Hood Type
Re-circulate
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Brand
Kenmore
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Energy Source
Electric
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
Credit
Comment
13.3.1 - Range/Oven/Cooktop

Range Not Fastened

Range was not fastened to the floor. This poses a safety hazard to children. Recommend a qualified contractor secure range so it can't tip.