Gutters only above garage. Nowhere else on the home
|2.2||Roof Drainage Systems||X|
|2.4||Skylights, Chimneys & Roof Penetrations||X|
Gutters only above garage. Nowhere else on the home
5.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. roofing materials. 2. roof drainage systems. 3. flashing. 4. skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations. B. describe: 1. roofing materials. 2. methods used to inspect the roofing. 5.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: A. antennas. B. interiors of vent systems, uses, and chimneys that are not readily accessible. C. other installed accessories.
Flashings showed signs of wear and tear. This is normal for a roof of this age. Recommend monitoring.
Chimney appeared to be covered up and no longer in use. Recommend being checked it by a qualified chimney contractor.
|3.1||Siding, Flashing & Trim||X|
|3.3||Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps||X|
|3.4||Eaves, Soffits & Fascia||X|
|3.5||Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls||X|
|3.6||Walkways, Patios & Driveways||X|
4.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. wall coverings, flashing, and trim. 2. exterior doors. 3. attached and adjacent decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches, and their associated railings. 4. eaves, soffits, and fascias where accessible from the ground level. 5. vegetation, grading, surface drainage, and retaining walls that are likely to adversely affect the building. 6. adjacent and entryway walkways, patios, and driveways. B. describe wall coverings. 4.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: A. screening, shutters, awnings, and similar seasonal accessories. B. fences, boundary walls, and similar structures. C. geological and soil conditions. D. recreational facilities. E. outbuildings other than garages and carports. F. seawalls, break-walls, and docks. G. erosion control and earth stabilization measures.
Vinyl siding has broken sections. Recommend further evaluation by a qualified contractor
|4.1||Foundation, Basement & Crawlspaces||X|
|4.5||Roof Structure & Attic||X|
3. STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS 3.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect structural components including the foundation and framing. B. describe: 1. the methods used to inspect under floor crawlspaces and attics. 2. the foundation. 3. the floor structure. 4. the wall structure. 5. the ceiling structure. 6. the roof structure. 3.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. provide engineering or architectural services or analysis. B. offer an opinion about the adequacy of structural systems and components. C. enter under floor crawlspace areas that have less than 24 inches of vertical clearance between components and the ground or that have an access opening smaller than 16 inches by 24 inches. D. traverse attic load-bearing components that are concealed by insulation or by other materials.
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.
High levels of moisture were noted in areas of the crawlspace. Recommend monitoring and finding source of moisture intrusion to prevent damage to structure.
Discoloration was observed in crawlspace. Had the possibility of being mold. Recommend further evaluation by a mold remediation professional
11.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces. 2. ventilation of attics and foundation areas. 3. kitchen, bathroom, laundry, and similar exhaust systems. 4. clothes dryer exhaust systems. B. describe: 1. insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces. 2. absence of insulation in unfinished spaces at conditioned surfaces. 11.2 The inspector is NOT required to disturb insulation.
Leaking around roof vent above garage area. Recommend further evaluation and repair by qualified roofer.
Dryer venting into crawlspace this can lead to higher moisture levels in the crawlspace. Recommend repair by qualified contractor/handyman.
|6.1||Service Entrance Conductors||X|
|6.2||Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels||X|
|6.3||Branch Circuit Conductors, Overcurrent Devices and Compatibility of Their Amperage & Voltage||X|
|6.4||Connected Devices and Fixtures||X|
|6.5||Polarity and Grounding of Receptacles||X|
|6.6||GFCI & AFCI||X|
|6.8||Carbon Monoxide Detectors||X|
7.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. service drop. 2. service entrance conductors, cables, and raceways. 3. service equipment and main disconnects. 4. service grounding. 5. interior components of service panels and subpanels. 6. conductors. 7. overcurrent protection devices. 8. a representative number of installed lighting fixtures, switches, and receptacles. 9. ground fault circuit interrupters and arc fault circuit interrupters. B. describe: 1. amperage rating of the service. 2. location of main disconnect(s) and subpanels. 3. presence or absence of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms. 4. the predominant branch circuit wiring method. 7.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. remote control devices. 2. or test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, security systems, and other signaling and warning devices. 3. low voltage wiring systems and components. 4. ancillary wiring systems and components not a part of the primary electrical power distribution system. 5. solar, geothermal, wind, and other renewable energy systems. B. measure amperage, voltage, and impedance. C. determine the age and type of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms.
All wire connections & charged wires with exposed ends and splices should be covered in junction boxes for safety. Recommend a qualified electrician correct.
Open junction box observed. Recommend concealing or replacing.
No GFCI protection present in one or more locations. Recommend licensed electrician upgrade by installing ground fault receptacles in all locations.
Here is a link to read about how GFCI receptacles keep you safe.
9.1 The inspector shall: A. open readily openable access panels. B. inspect: 1. central and permanently installed cooling equipment. 2. distribution systems. C. describe: 1. energy source(s). 2. cooling systems. 9.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect electric air cleaning and sanitizing devices. B. determine cooling supply adequacy and distribution balance. C. inspect cooling units that are not permanently installed or that are installed in windows. D. inspect cooling systems using ground source, water source, solar, and renewable energy technologies.
|8.3||Vents, Flues & Chimneys||X|
AFUE (Annual fuel utilization efficiency) is a metric used to measure furnace efficiency in converting fuel to energy. A higher AFUE rating means greater energy efficiency. 90% or higher meets the Department of Energy's Energy Star program standard.
Return duct in the attic is insulated but supply duct in crawlspace appears to be non-insulated.
8.1 The inspector shall: A. open readily openable access panels. B. inspect: 1. installed heating equipment. 2. vent systems, uses, and chimneys. 3. distribution systems. C. describe: 1. energy source(s). 2. heating systems. 8.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. interiors of vent systems, uses, and chimneys that are not readily accessible. 2. heat exchangers. 3. humidifiers and dehumidifiers. 4. electric air cleaning and sanitizing devices. 5. heating systems using ground-source, water-source, solar, and renewable energy technologies. 6. heat-recovery and similar whole-house mechanical ventilation systems. B. determine: 1. heat supply adequacy and distribution balance. 2. the adequacy of combustion air components.
Main return in hallway has filter grille. There's also a grile on return duct in laundry room that is not filtered and shouldn't be in laundry room with gas water heater. Recommend having removed and return air checked by qualified HVAC technician for adequate sizing.
Furnace fresh air intake pipe broken at elbow. Recommend replacing by qualified HVAC technician.
|9.1||Fixtures / Faucets||X|
|9.2||Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems||X|
|9.4||Vents, Flues, & Chimneys||X|
|9.5||Sump Pumps / Sewage Ejectors||X|
|9.6||Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems||X|
6.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. interior water supply and distribution systems including fixtures and faucets. 2. interior drain, waste, and vent systems including fixtures. 3. water heating equipment and hot water supply systems. 4. vent systems, flues, and chimneys. 5. fuel storage and fuel distribution systems. 6. sewage ejectors, sump pumps, and related piping. B. describe: 1. interior water supply, drain, waste, and vent piping materials. 2. water heating equipment including energy source(s). 3. location of main water and fuel shut-off valves. 6.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. clothes washing machine connections. 2. interiors of vent systems, flues, and chimneys that are not readily accessible. 3. wells, well pumps, and water storage related equipment. 4. water conditioning systems. 5. solar, geothermal, and other renewable energy water heating systems. 6. manual and automatic re-extinguishing and sprinkler systems and landscape irrigation systems. 7. septic and other sewage disposal systems. B. determine: 1. whether water supply and sewage disposal are public or private. 2. water quality. 3. the adequacy of combustion air components. C. measure water supply low and pressure, and well water quantity. D. fill shower pans and fixtures to test for leaks.
Sink has a rust spot that leaks when filling sink. Recommend repair or replace by a qualified plumber.
Caulking around tubing failing. Recommend repair by a qualified handy man.
Poor/slow drainage was observed at time of inspection. Recommend a qualified plumber evaluate and repair.
Observed drain for washing machine leaking. Recommend repair by a qualified plumber.
Vent line in Attic was disconnected. Visible signs of water around insulation in that area. Recommend repair by a qualified plumber and water intrusion be further evaluated by a qualified roofer.
|10.4||Steps, Stairways & Railings||X|
|10.5||Countertops & Cabinets||X|
10.1 The inspector shall inspect: A. walls, ceilings, and floors. B. steps, stairways, and railings. C. countertops and a representative number of installed cabinets. D. a representative number of doors and windows. E. garage vehicle doors and garage vehicle door operators. F. installed ovens, ranges, surface cooking appliances, microwave ovens, dishwashing machines, and food waste grinders by using normal operating controls to activate the primary function. 10.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: A. paint, wallpaper, and other finish treatments. B. floor coverings. C. window treatments. D. coatings on and the hermetic seals between panes of window glass. E. central vacuum systems. F. recreational facilities. G. installed and free-standing kitchen and laundry appliances not listed in Section 10.1.F. H. appliance thermostats including their calibration, adequacy of heating elements, self cleaning oven cycles, indicator lights, door seals, timers, clocks, timed features, and other specialized features of the appliance. I. operate, or confirm the operation of every control and feature of an inspected appliance.
Minor cracks at the corners of doors and windows in walls. Appeared to be the result of long-term settling. Some settling is not unusual in a home of this age and these cracks are not a structural concern.
Ceiling had signs of water spots in one or more areas. Recommend further evaluation by a qualified contractor.
Door doesn't latch properly. Recommend handyman repair latch and/or strike plate.
One or more Windows had broken glass. Recommend repair by a qualified window contractor.
10.1 The inspector shall inspect: F. installed ovens, ranges, surface cooking appliances, microwave ovens, dishwashing machines, and food waste grinders by using normal operating controls to activate the primary function. 10.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: G. installed and free-standing kitchen and laundry appliances not listed in Section 10.1.F. H. appliance thermostats including their calibration, adequacy of heating elements, self cleaning oven cycles, indicator lights, door seals, timers, clocks, timed features, and other specialized features of the appliance. I. operate, or con rm the operation of every control and feature of an inspected appliance.
Dishwasher was inoperable at the time of inspection. Recommend checking with seller and confirming functionality before closing.
Range cooktop has one burner not working at time of inspection. Recommend checking with owner and confirming.
|12.1||Fireplaces, Stoves & Inserts||X|
|12.3||Chimney & Vent Systems||X|
12.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. fuel-burning replaces, stoves, and replace inserts. 2. fuel-burning accessories installed in replaces. 3. chimneys and vent systems. B. describe systems and components listed in 12.1.A.1 and .2. 12.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. interiors of vent systems, uses, and chimneys that are not readily accessible. 2. fire screens and doors. 3. seals and gaskets. 4. automatic fuel feed devices. 5. mantles and replace surrounds. 6. combustion air components and to determine their adequacy. 7. heat distribution assists (gravity fed and fan assisted). 8. fuel-burning replaces and appliances located outside the inspected structures. B. determine draft characteristics. C. move fireplace inserts and stoves or firebox contents.
Firebox had a lot of rust buildup and signs of age. Recommend further evaluation by a chimney and fireplace contractor before use.