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1234 Main St.
Escondido, California 92027
12/05/2019 9:00AM

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Agent Name

Agency Name
17
Deferred maintenance - minor repair
20
Recommended improvement
6
Major concern - safety hazard

1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
Client's Agent
Occupancy
Vacant
Style
Spec House
Temperature (approximate)
65 Fahrenheit (F)
Type of Building
Single Family
Weather Conditions
Cloudy
Property Pictures
Interior Pictures

2 - Roof

Inspection Method
Ladder, Roof
Roof Type/Style
Gable
Roof Coverings: Covering Material
Concrete Tile
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Seamless Aluminum
Roof Flashings: Material
Aluminum
Chimneys: Chimney Material
Framed Into House
Chimneys: General Chimney Observations
Rear of house

Minor staining present at time of inspection.

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.

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2.1.1 - Roof Coverings

Roof Covering With Mildew/Algae Growth

There are signs of algae and/or mildew on the siding. This is a cosmetic issue and is not uncommon especially on shaded portions of the home.  Recommend that said areas be washed or cleaned or a regular basis.

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2.1.2 - Roof Coverings

Roof Tile Loose, Missing or Out of Place

1 or more roof tiles are loose, missing or have shifted out of their original position. Roof tiles missing or out of place can expose the underlayment to harmful UV rays that shorten the life expectancy of the material and creates an area for water intrusion. Further evaluation and repair by a Roofing Professional is advised.

Roof Roofing Professional
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2.1.3 - Roof Coverings

Loose Debris on Roof Covering Affecting Surface Drainage

Loose debris is on the roof and affecting the drainage of rain water as well as holding additional moisture against the roof covering which accelerates wear and deterioration.

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2.2.1 - Roof Drainage Systems

Gutter Debris

Debris has accumulated in the gutters. Recommend cleaning to facilitate water flow.

Here is a DIY resource for cleaning your gutters. 

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2.3.1 - Roof Flashings

Missing Drip Edge

Drip edge is missing or was never installed. This can lead to premature deterioration of starter boards from water intrusion. Further evaluation and correction by a roofing professional is advised.

Roof Roofing Professional
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2.5.1 - Roof Vents & Penetrations

Roof Vent Flashing Sealant is Cracked or Separated

Flashing sealant cracked separated or deteriorated and is in need of repair. Further evaluation and repair by a roofing professional is advised.

Roof Roofing Professional

3 - Exterior

Inspection Method
Attic Access
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Stucco
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Style
Skip Trowel
Exterior Doors: Exterior Entry Door
Wood
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Driveway Material
Concrete

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.

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3.1.1 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Minor - Stucco Cracking

Siding showed cracking in one or more places. This is a result of temperature changes, and typical as homes with stucco age. Recommend monitoring. 

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3.1.2 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Mildew/Algae
Back of House

There are signs of algae and/or mildew on the siding. This is a cosmetic issue and is not uncommon especially on shaded portions of the home. Recommend that said areas be washed or cleaned or a regular basis.

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3.1.3 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Stucco Damage - Minor

Stucco Siding had one or areas with minor damage at the time of inspection. Further evaluation and repair by a stucco contractor is advised

Stucco Stucco Repair Contractor
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3.2.1 - Exterior Doors

Paint/Refinish Needed
Front Door

Door finish is worn. Recommend refinish and/or paint to maximize service life and prevent accelerated wear.

Here is a DIY article on refinishing a wood door. 

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3.3.1 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Driveway Cracking - Minor
In front of Garage

Minor cosmetic cracks observed, which may indicate movement in the soil. Recommend monitor and/or have concrete contractor patch/seal.

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3.3.2 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Driveway Trip Hazard

Trip hazards observed at time of inspection. Concrete has cracked and shifted creating a trip hazard. Possible concrete grinding may be required to remedy trip hazard. Further evaluation and repair by a concrete contractor is advised.

Gardening shovel tool shape Concrete Contractor
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3.3.3 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Patio Cracking - Minor
Back Patio

Normal settling & cracking observed. Recommend monitor and/or patch/seal.
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3.4.1 - Eaves, Soffits & Fascia

Fascia - Rotted

One or more sections of Fascia had signs of rot and or WDO (Wood Destroying Organisms) at the time of inspection. Further evaluation and repair by a roofing contractor is advised.

Roof Roofing Professional
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3.4.2 - Eaves, Soffits & Fascia

Termite Damage - Fascia

Evidence of termite damage was present at time of inspection. termites and WDO (Wood Destroying Organisms) can cause extensive damage to house structures. Further evaluation and treatment is advised.

Pest control Pest Control Pro
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3.5.1 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Vegetation in Contact With Siding Material

Vegetation in the planters next to a house should not be allowed to grow in contact with the siding/stucco since it can be abrasive to the siding surface, hold moisture against the house and provide access for pests. 

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3.6.1 - Patio

Rusted Column Base - Minor

Minor rust on column base was present at the time of inspection. No swelling or structural damage was noted when inspected. It is recommended the the metal column base be painted to prevent further rust causing water damage. Further evaluation and repair is advised.

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3.6.2 - Patio

Minor Dry-Rot

Minor dry-rot 1 or more areas of the patio. This is typical for patios of this age in the area. Replacing effected wood areas is advised. further evaluation and repair by a qualified carpenter professional is advised.

Hammer Carpentry Contractor
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3.7.1 - Built In BBQ Island

Cracked, Chipped or Missing Tile
BBQ Island

One or more tiles are damaged. Further evaluation and repair by a professional tile contractor is advised.

Tile Tile Contractor
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3.7.2 - Built In BBQ Island

Heavy Efflorescence Present

 Efflorescence present at time of inspection. This might be caused by over watering the adjacent lawn.

Tools Handyman/DIY

4 - Garage

Garage Door - Vehicle : Material
Aluminum
Garage Door - Vehicle : Type
Folding, Automatic
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4.5.1 - Garage Door Opener

Age of Garage Door Opener

Garage door opener is dated and nearing the end of it intended life span. 

Garage Garage Door Contractor
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4.6.1 - Garage Door (Pedestrian)

Weather Striping Deterioration

Weather striping for garage door is deteriorated and in need of replacement. Further evaluation and repair is advised.

Tools Handyman/DIY

5 - Electrical

Electrical Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Below Ground, 220 Volts
Electric Panel (Main) & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Main Panel Location
Garage
Electric Panel (Main) & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Capacity
200 AMP
Electric Panel (Main) & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Manufacturer
General Electric
Electric Panel (Main) & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Electric Panel (Main) & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Sub Panel Location
Garage, Exterior
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Branch Wire 15 and 20 AMP
Copper
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Wiring Method
Romex
Electric Panel (Main) & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Observation Picture

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.

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5.2.1 - Electric Panel (Main) & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device

Knockouts Missing

"Knockouts" are missing on the electric panel. This poses a safety hazard and it is recommended that the opening in the panel caused by the missing knockout(s) be properly sealed by a licensed electrician.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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5.2.2 - Electric Panel (Main) & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device

Missing Labels on Panel

At the time of inspection, panel was missing labeling. Recommend a qualified electrician or person identify and map out locations. 

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5.6.1 - Smoke Detectors

Old Smoke Detector- More than 10 Years

Yellowing of smoke detectors is an indicator of age. Smoke detectors are supposed to be replaced every 10 years to insure proper function when needed.

Tools Handyman/DIY

6 - Heating

Heating Equipment: Brand
Lennox
Heating Equipment: Energy Source
Gas
Heating Equipment: Heat Type
Forced Air
Heating Distribution Systems: Ductwork
Insulated
AFUE Rating
80%

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

Heating Equipment: Heater Specifications and General Information
Garage
Heating Distribution Systems: Duct work and Register General Observations

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.

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6.1.1 - Heating Equipment

Filter Dirty

The furnace filter is dirty and needs to be replaced every 6 months.

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6.1.2 - Heating Equipment

Needs Servicing/Cleaning

Furnace should be cleaned and serviced annually. Recommend a qualified HVAC contractor clean, service and certify furnace.

Here is a resource on the importance of furnace maintenance.

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6.1.3 - Heating Equipment

Safety Switch on Furnace Door Not Working Properly

The safety switch on the access door is not working properly and is in need of adjustment or replacement. Further evaluation by a HVAC professional is advised.

Th Heating and Cooling Contractor

7 - Cooling

Cooling Equipment: Brand
Rheem
Cooling Equipment: Energy Source/Type
Central Air Conditioner
Cooling Equipment: Location
Exterior South
Cooling Distribution System: Configuration
Central
AC System Observations
Exterior Garage South
Cooling Equipment: SEER Rating
8-10 SEER

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

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

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

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.

8 - Doors, Windows & Interior

Windows: Window Manufacturer
JELD-WEN
Windows: Window Type
Dual Pane
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet, Tile
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Drywall
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Wood
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Tile

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.

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8.2.1 - Windows

Damaged Screen

Damaged window or sliding door screen. Material is torn or worn allowing pests to enter when the window is open. 

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8.3.1 - Floors

Carpet Stains

Carpet had areas of staining or discoloration. Recommend a thorough steam clean by a qualified carpet cleaning company 

Mop Cleaning Service
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8.3.2 - Floors

Moderate Wear
Living Room and Bedrooms

Floors in the home exhibited moderate surface wear along major paths of travel. Recommend a qualified flooring contractor evaluate for possible replacement or re-finish. 

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8.4.1 - Walls

Minor Corner Cracks

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. It is recommended to seal crack with a flexible crack sealant and paint touch up.

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8.6.1 - Countertops & Cabinets

Water Damage - Under Sink Cabinet

Water damage from a previous leak was observed at the time of inspection. 

Contractor Qualified Professional

9 - Attic, Insulation & Ventilation

Dryer Power Source
220 Electric, Gas
Dryer Vent
Metal
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Fiberglass
Attic Insulation: R-value
R-21
Attic Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Gable Vents

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.

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9.1.1 - Attic Insulation

Displaced or Missing Insulation

Insulation has been moved out of place for prior unrelated repairs and was not put back in place. Missing or displaced insulation can reduce your homes efficiency and lead to higher energy costs. Further evaluation and correction by an insulation professional is advised.

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9.4.1 - Attic Structure

Termite Activity Observed
Attic Entrance in Master Closet

The presence of termite activity or droppings was observed at time of inspection. Further evaluation by a Termite and Wood Destroying Organism Contractor is advised to properly asses if this is an active infestation. It is strongly recommended that this be addressed immediately if the seller has not already had a termite inspection that covered this area of the house prior to listing.

Pest control Pest Control Pro

10 - Plumbing

Filters
None
Water Source
Public
Main Water Shut-off Device: Location
Front of House Below Kitchen Window
Water Heater Systems, Flues & Vents: Capacity
40 gallons
Water Heater Systems, Flues & Vents: Location
Garage
Water Heater Systems, Flues & Vents: Power Source/Type
Gas
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Drain Size
1 1/2"
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Material
ABS
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Distribution Material
Copper
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Water Supply Material
PVC
Fuel Distribution Systems: Main Gas Shut-off Location
Exterior of South Side of Garage
Main Water Shut-off Device: House Shutoff Valve
Water Heater Systems, Flues & Vents: Manufacturer
GE

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. 

Water Heater Systems, Flues & Vents: Water Heater Tank Information
Fuel Distribution Systems: Fuel Shutoff Locations

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.

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10.2.1 - Water Heater Systems, Flues & Vents

No Drip Pan

No drip pan was present. Recommend installation by a qualified plumber.
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10.2.2 - Water Heater Systems, Flues & Vents

No Expansion Tank

No expansion tank was present. Expansion tanks allow for the thermal expansion of water in the pipes. These are required in certain areas for new installs. Further evaluation and possible system upgrade is advised.

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10.2.3 - Water Heater Systems, Flues & Vents

Water Heater Exhaust Flue Rust - Minor

Minor rust was noted on the water heater exhaust flue at the time of inspection. Further evaluation and correction is advised.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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10.4.1 - Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures

Sink Distribution Shutoff Valve Corrosion - Minor

Minor corrosion observed on sink distribution shutoff valve. Typically this is caused by a poor connection or very minimal moisture exposure. Replacement is advised before the corrosion progresses into a larger problem. These valves are notorious for leaking once operated after they have been untouched for several years. Further evaluation and repair is advised.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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10.4.2 - Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures

Water Distribution Shutoff Valve Leaking
Master Bathroom Sink

Evidence of moisture or active water leak was noted under the sink at time of inspection. Immediate replacement of water distribution shutoff valve at this location is strongly advised. Further evaluation and repair by a qualified professional is advised.

Contractor Qualified Professional

11 - Kitchen

Range/Oven: Appliance Pictures
Dishwasher: Dishwasher Pictures
Microwave: Microwave Unit Pictures
Sink: Water Distribution Valve to the Kitchen Sink was Turned off at Time of Inspection.

Water distribution valve was turned off at time of inspection. This is typical for a fixture that currently leaks either at the fixture or at the distribution shutoff valve. Do to the possibility of further water damage the inspector will not turn the distribution valve to the on position as this could worsen the condition if the leak is present at the distribution shutoff valve. Further evaluation and repair by a plumbing contractor is advised.

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11.7.1 - Cabinetry

Microbial Growth Present
Kitchen Sink Cabinet

Microbial growth was present at the time of inspection and should be addressed immediately. Further evaluation and removal is advised.

Contractor Qualified Professional

12 - Fireplace

Type
Wood, Gas

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.

Credit
Comment
12.4.1 - Fireplace Clean-Out Doors & Frames

Cracked or Damaged Fireplace Walls

One or more cracks were present at the time of inspection. Further evaluation and repair by a fireplace contractor is advised.

Fire Fireplace Contractor
Credit
Comment
12.5.1 - Fireplace Gas Distribution Valve

Gas Shutoff Valve not Properly Connected
Living Room Fireplace

Fireplace gas shutoff valve is not properly connected to the gas distribution line to the burner. Further evaluation and repair is advised.

Contractor Qualified Professional