Roof coverings showed moderate damage. Recommend a qualified roofing professional evaluate and repair.
SCOPE OF THE INSPECTION: Check That Home Inspections, llc endeavors to perform all inspections in substantial compliance with the Standards of Practice of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) and will be performed in conformance with the minimal applicable "Standards of Practice" of the TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS, CHAPTER VIII: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION SUBCHAPTER b: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS, PART 141 Home Inspector license act which is the "State Law" governing home inspections. As such, we inspect the readily accessible, visually observable, installed systems and components of a home as designated in the InterNACHI Standards of Practice. When systems or components designated in the InterNACHI Standards of Practice are present but are not inspected, the reason(s) the item was not inspected is identified within the “Limitations” tab of this report. This report contains observations of those systems and components that, in the professional judgment of the inspector, are not functioning properly, significantly deficient, unsafe, or are near the end of their service lives. If the cause for the deficiency is not readily apparent, the suspected cause or reason why the system or component is at or near end of expected service life is reported, and recommendations for correction or monitoring are made as appropriate.
USE OF PHOTOS: Your report includes many photographs. Some pictures are informational and of a general view, to help you understand where the inspector has been, what was looked at and the condition of the item or area at the time of the inspection. Some of the pictures may be of problem areas, these are to help you better understand what is documented in this report and to help you see areas or items that you normally would not see. Not all problem areas or conditions will be supported with photos.
CATEGORIES: This report divides deficiencies into three categories; Maintenance Items (colored in blue), Recommendations (in orange), and Significant Defects (in red).
MAINTENANCE ITEMS: Include components that were found to be in need of recurring or basic general maintenance to protect either the component or the occupants. Also included in this section are items that were beginning to show signs of wear, but were, in the opinion of the inspector, still functional at the time of inspection. Typically these items are considered to represent a less significant immediate cost than those listed in the following two categories.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Include comments of a deficiency, a latent defect or a suggested improvement of a system which may have appeared functional at the time of inspection, however some benefit may be achieved by adhering to the recommendation.
SIGNIFICANT DEFECTS: Will denote a brief comment of a significantly deficient component or a condition which, will require a relatively short term correction and/or expense. These will typically fall into one of the following four categories: 1. Major defects. An example of this would be a structural failure. 2. Things that may lead to major defects, such as a small roof-flashing leak, for example. 3. Things that may hinder your ability to finance, legally occupy, or insure the home 4. Safety hazards, such as an exposed, live buss bar at the electrical panel. Anything in these categories should be addressed. Often, a serious problem can be corrected inexpensively to protect both life and property (especially in categories 2 and 4).
This categorization is the opinion of the inspector and is based on what was observed at the time of inspection. It is not intended to imply that items documented in any one category are not in need of correction. Maintenance items or latent defects left unrepaired can soon become significant defects. It should be considered very likely there will be other issues you personally may consider deficient, and you should add these as desired. There may also be defects that you feel belong in a different category, and again, you should feel free to consider the importance you believe they hold and act accordingly. Please review the report in its entirety.
It is ultimately up to your discretion to interpret its findings and to act accordingly. This report does not offer an opinion as to whom among the parties to this transaction should take responsibility for addressing any of these concerns. As with all aspects of your transaction, you should consult with your Realtor® for further advice regarding the contents of this report. Any repairs should be performed by the applicable licensed and bonded tradesman or qualified professional who will provide copies of all receipts, warranties and applicable permits for any repairs that are carried out.
Thank you for choosing Check That Home Inspections, llc to perform the inspection on your property! My goal is to help you gain a thorough understanding of the property that you are interested in purchasing, selling and or maintaining. Please carefully read your entire Inspection Report. Feel free to call me after you have reviewed your report if you have any questions. Remember, now that the inspection is completed and the report has been delivered, I am still available to you for any questions you may have throughout the entire closing process, and anytime in the future.
Noted that Not necessarily all reported deficiencies will be included in the report summary. Please read the report thoroughly.
(Front, Rear, Right and Left) = Location descriptions in the report comments are given in reference to facing the property from the street.
Pictures in Report -Your report includes photographs, which help to clarify where the inspector went, what was inspected, and the condition of a system or component at the time of the inspection. Some of the pictures may be of deficiencies or problem areas. These are to help you better understand what is documented in this report and may allow you to see areas or items that you normally would not see. A pictured issue does not necessarily mean the issue was limited to that area only, but may be a representation of a condition that is in multiple places. Not all areas of deficiencies or conditions will be supported with photos. Please read the report thoroughly.
Purpose of Inspection
The general purpose of this limited, visual inspection, evaluation and report is to provide the client with a better knowledge, of the readily visible and accessible and apparent installed systems and components that do not function as intended, allowing for normal wear and tear, or which adversely affect the habitability of the dwelling, without regard to life expectancy.
An inspection is a non-invasive visual examination of a residential or property dwelling, performed for a fee, which is designed to identify observed visible material defects within specific components of said dwelling. Components may include any combination of mechanical, structural, electrical, plumbing, or other essential systems or portions of the property, as identified and agreed to by the Client and Inspector, prior to the inspection process. Properties being inspected do not "Pass" or "Fail.
Beginning of Report Findings
The following report is based on an inspection of the visible portion of the structure; inspection may be limited by landscaping, possessions or a number of other obstructions. This report will focus on safety, conditions and function, not current code or cosmetic issues. This report identifies specific non-code, non-cosmetic concerns that I feel may need further investigation or repair. For your safety and liability purposes, I recommend that licensed contractors evaluate and repair any critical concerns and defects. Note that this report is a snapshot in time. I recommend that you or your representative carry out a final walk-through inspection immediately before closing to check the condition of the property, using this report as a guide.
The General Home inspection is not an inspection for mold and the inspector specifically disclaims and assumes no responsibility for identifying the presence of mold fungi. Mold fungi are present in all homes and may be present at levels at which sensitive people may react physically to their presence, even at levels at which fungal colonies are not visible, or when fungal colonies are hidden in inaccessible portions of the home.
Mold Inspection and Testing -
Scott S. Drummond with Check That Home Inspections, llc can perform mold testing for a fee if client elects to have the home tested. The base mold inspection fee with and during the initial scheduled home inspection starts at $300.00 for three samples additional samples are $100.00 each.
FURNISHED HOME DISCLAIMER
If this residence was furnished at the time of the inspection portions of the interior were hidden by the occupants belongings. In accordance with industry standards, the inspection is limited to only those surfaces that are exposed and readily accessible. The Inspector does not move furniture, lift floor-covering materials, or remove or rearrange items within closets or on shelving. On your final walk through, or at some point after furniture and personal belongings have been removed, it is important that you inspect the interior portions of the residence that were concealed or otherwise inaccessible at the time of the inspection. Contact the Inspector immediately if any adverse conditions are observed that were not commented on in your inspection report.
NOTICE TO THIRD PARTIES: This Report is the exclusive property of Check That Home Inspections and the Client(s) listed above and is not transferable to any third parties or subsequent buyers. Our inspection and this Report have been performed with a written contract agreement that limits its scope and usefulness. Unauthorized recipients are therefore advised not to rely upon this Report, but rather to retain the services of an appropriately qualified home inspector of their choice to provide them with their own current inspection and report.
For your safety and liability purposes, we recommend that licensed contractors evaluate and repair any critical concerns and defects. Note that this report is a snapshot in time. We recommend that you or your representative carry out a final walk-through inspection immediately before closing to check the condition of the property, using this report as a guide.
Here is a list of commonly used terms and their definitions routinely found in home inspection reports:
1) Alarm Systems: Warning devices, installed or free-standing, including but not limited to: carbon monoxide detectors, flue gas and other spillage detectors, security equipment, ejector pumps and smoke alarms.
2) Automatic Safety Controls: Devices designed and installed to protect systems and components from unsafe conditions.
3) Client: A person or person who engages or seeks to engage the services of a home inspector for an inspection assignment.
4) Component: A part of a system.
5) Decorative: Ornamental; not required for the operation of the essential systems and components of a home.
6) Describe: To report a system or component by its type or other observed, significant characteristics to distinguish it from other systems or components.
7) Dismantle: To take apart or remove any component, device or piece of equipment that would not be taken apart or removed by a homeowner in the course of normal and routine home owner maintenance.
8) Further Evaluation: Examination and analysis by a qualified professional, tradesperson or service technician beyond that provided by the home inspection.
9) Home Inspection: As defined in Section 1-10 of the Act.
10) Home Inspection Report: A written evaluation prepared and issued by a home inspector, upon completion of a home inspection, that meets the standards of practice established by this Subpart.
11) Household Appliances: Kitchen, laundry and similar appliances, whether installed or free-standing.
12) Inspect: To visually examine readily accessible systems and components of a building in accordance with this Subpart, using normal operating controls and opening readily accessible access panels.
13) Installed: Attached in such a manner that removal requires tools.
14) Normal Operating Controls: Devices such as, but not limited to, thermostats, switches or faucets intended to be operated by the homeowner.
15) Readily Accessible: Available for visual inspection without requiring moving of personal property, dismantling, destructive measures, or any action that will likely involve risk to persons or property.
16) Readily Operable Access Panel: A panel provided for homeowner inspection and maintenance that is within normal reach, can be removed by one person, and is not sealed in place.
17) Recreational Facilities: Spas, saunas, steam baths, swimming pools, and exercise, entertainment, athletic, playground or other similar equipment and associated accessories.
18) Report: To communicate in writing.
19) Representative Number: One component per room for multiple similar interior components, such as windows, doors and electric outlets, and one component on each side of the building for multiple similar exterior components.
20) Roof Drainage Systems: Components used to carry water off a roof and away from a building.
21) Significantly Deficient: Unsafe or not functioning.
22) Shut Down: A state in which a system or component cannot be operated by normal controls.
23) Solid Fuel Burning Appliances: A hearth and fire chamber or similar prepared place in which a fire may be built and that is built in conjunction with a chimney; or a listed assembly of a fire chamber, its chimney and related factory-made parts designed for unit assembly without requiring field construction.
24) Structural Component: A component that supports non-variable forces or weights (dead loads) and variable forces or weights (live loads).
25) System: A combination of interacting or interdependent components, assembled to carry out one or more functions.
26) Technically Exhaustive Inspection: An investigation that involves dismantling or the extensive use of advance techniques, measurements, instruments, testing, calculations or other means.
27) Under-floor Crawl Space: The area within the confines of the foundation and between the ground and the underside of the floor.
28) Unsafe: A condition in a system or component that poses a significant risk of personal injury or property damage during normal, day-to-day use. The risk may be due to damage, deterioration, improper installation or a change in accepted residential construction standards.
29) Wiring Methods: Includes identification of electrical conductors or wires such as, but not limited to, non-metallic sheathed cable (Romex), armored cable (BX) or knob and tube.
|2.2||Roof Drainage Systems||X||X|
|2.4||Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations||X||X|
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.
Roof coverings showed moderate damage. Recommend a qualified roofing professional evaluate and repair.
Observed areas that appeared to be missing sufficient coverings. Recommend qualified roofing contractor evaluate & repair.
Debris has accumulated in the gutters. Recommend cleaning to facilitate water flow.
Here is a DIY resource for cleaning your gutters.
One or more downspouts drain too close to the home's foundation. This can result in excessive moisture in the soil at the foundation, which can lead to foundation/structural movement. Recommend a qualified contractor adjust downspout extensions to drain at least 6 feet from the foundation.
Here is a helpful DIY link and video on draining water flow away from your house.
Flashings observed to be loose or separated, which can lead to water intrusion and/or mold. Recommend a qualified roofing contractor repair.
Skylight was cracked in one or more places. Recommend a qualified roofing contractor repair.
|3.1||Siding, Flashing & Trim||X|
|3.3||Walkways, Patios & Driveways||X|
|3.4||Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps||X||X|
|3.5||Eaves, Soffits & Fascia||X|
|3.6||Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls||X||X|
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.
Deck is showing signs of weathering and/or water damage. Recommend water sealant/weatherproofing be applied.
Here is a helpful article on staining & sealing your deck.
Standing water observed, which could indicate poor drainage and/or grading. Recommend monitor and/or have landscaper correct.
Here is a resource on dealing with standing water in your yard.
|4.2||Basements & Crawlspaces||X|
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.
Evidence of structural damage was found in the wall structure. Recommend a structural engineer evaluate and advise on how to repair.
|5.2||Normal Operating Controls||X|
|5.4||Presence of Installed Heat Source in Each Room||X|
|5.5||Vents, Flues & Chimneys|
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.
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.
The furnace filter is dirty and needs to be replaced every 6 months.
Manifold was dirty. Cleaning manifolds will result in better air quality.
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.
|6.2||Normal Operating Controls||X|
|6.4||Presence of Installed Cooling Source in Each Room||X|
Modern standards call for at least 13 SEER rating for new install.
Read more on energy efficient air conditioning at Energy.gov.
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.
|7.1||Main Water Shut-off Device||X|
|7.2||Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems||X|
|7.3||Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures||X|
|7.4||Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents||X||X|
|7.5||Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems||X|
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.
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.
|8.1||Service Entrance Conductors||X|
|8.2||Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device||X|
|8.3||Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses||X|
|8.4||Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles||X||X|
|8.5||GFCI & AFCI||X|
|8.7||Carbon Monoxide Detectors||X||X|
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.
One or more receptacles show signs of significant damage.
Carbon monoxide detector failed to respond when tested. Recommend battery be replaced.
|9.2||Vapor Retarders (Crawlspace or Basement)||X|
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.
Ductwork in the attic is loose or disconnected. Recommend repair.
|10.6||Steps, Stairways & Railings||X|
|10.7||Countertops & Cabinets||X||X|
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.
Loose hinges can cause door to stick or eventually fall out of place. Recommend handyman tighten hinges.
Here is a DIY article on fixing loose hinges.
Window missing screen. Recommend replacement.
Loose tiles are present at time of inspection. Recommend a qualified contractor re-attach and seal.
Countertop had one or more cracks or chips. Recommend qualified countertop contractor evaluate and repair.
Here is a helpful article on repairing cracks, chips & fissures.
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.