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1234 Main St.
Jefferson, OH 44047
08/19/2019 9:00AM

Sample agent
agent

Agent Name

Agency Name
65
Items Inspected
14
Recommendation
3
Safety hazard

1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
Home Owner
Occupancy
Vacant
Style
Multi-level
Temperature (approximate)
78 Fahrenheit (F)
Type of Building
Single Family
Weather Conditions
Cloudy, Dry
Front of House Faces
South, West

2 - Structural Components

D NP NI IN
2.1 Foundation, Basement & Crawlspaces X X
2.2 Floor Structure X X
2.3 Wall Structure X
2.4 Ceiling Structure X
2.5 Roof Structure & Attic X
Inspection Method
Visual
Floor Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Dirt, Concrete
Floor Structure: Material
Concrete
Wall Structure: Material
Inaccessible
Wall Structure: Walls

All walls look good

Ceiling Structure: Material
Inaccessible
Roof Structure & Attic: Material
Inaccessible
Roof Structure & Attic: Type
Gable
Foundation, Basement & Crawlspaces: Material
Masonry Block
Floor Structure: Sub-floor
Plank
Ceiling Structure: Inaccessible

Unable to visually inspect due to wall covering / finishing, and/or insufficient attic access or presence of attic insulation preventing inspection. 

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.

  • D = Deficiency
  • NP = Not Present
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • IN = Inspected
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Comment
2.1.1 - Foundation, Basement & Crawlspaces

High Moisture Levels

High levels of moisture were noted in areas of the basement. Recommend monitoring and finding source of moisture intrusion to prevent damage to structure. 

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Comment
2.2.1 - Floor Structure

Concrete Slab Shifting/Cracking

Concrete slab was found to be shifting/cracking at the floor structure. This can be caused by moisture intrusion and/or soil movement. Recommend a structural engineer evaluate and repair to preserve structural integrity of the home.
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Comment
2.2.2 - Floor Structure

Joists Need Repair

One or more floor joists were damaged or improperly installed. This can cause damage to the structural integrity of the home. Recommend a qualified structural engineer evaluate and advise on how to correct.

3 - Exterior

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

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.

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

Damage - Minor

Some areas of vinyl siding show cracks/perforations and discoloration due to age or neglect. Recommend pressure washing and closer inspection or replacement of damaged siding panels.

Siding Siding Contractor
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Comment
3.3.1 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Improper Deck Construction Practices

Deck was observed to have general poor construction. Recommend qualified deck contractor evaluate.
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Comment
3.5.1 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Negative Grading

Grading is sloping towards the home in some areas. This could lead to water intrusion and foundation issues. Recommend qualified landscaper or foundation contractor regrade so water flows away from home.

Here is a helpful article discussing negative grading. 

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Comment
3.5.2 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Hazardous tree

Rotting tree

Yard scissors Tree Service

4 - Roofing

D NP NI IN
4.1 Coverings X
4.2 Roof Drainage Systems X
4.3 Flashings X
4.4 Skylights, Chimneys & Roof Penetrations X X
Inspection Method
Binoculars, Ground
Roof Type/Style
Gable
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Aluminum
Flashings: Material
Unknown
Coverings: Material
Fiberglass
Flashings: Flashing

Not visible from the ground.

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.

  • D = Deficiency
  • NP = Not Present
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • IN = Inspected
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Comment
4.4.1 - Skylights, Chimneys & Roof Penetrations

Crown

Needs repaired

Roof Roofing Professional

5 - Electrical

D NP NI IN
5.1 Service Entrance Conductors X X
5.2 Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels X
5.3 Branch Circuit Conductors, Overcurrent Devices and Compatibility of Their Amperage & Voltage X
5.4 Connected Devices and Fixtures X X
5.5 Polarity and Grounding of Receptacles X X
5.6 GFCI & AFCI X
5.7 Smoke Detectors X
5.8 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X X
Branch Wire 15 and 20 AMP
Copper
Wiring Method
Romex
Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Overhead
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Locations
Basement
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Manufacturer
Crouse-Hinds
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Capacity
100 AMP
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker

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.

  • D = Deficiency
  • NP = Not Present
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • IN = Inspected
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Comment
5.1.1 - Service Entrance Conductors

Mast Improper

Mast is improperly installed. Recommend an electrician evaluate and repair.

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Comment
5.5.1 - Polarity and Grounding of Receptacles

Outlet(s) Not Grounded
Kitchen Dining Room Living Room

One or more outlets are not grounded. Recommend a qualified electrician replace non-grounded outlets with grounded ones.

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5.5.2 - Polarity and Grounding of Receptacles

Reverse Polarity

One or more receptacles have been wired with reverse polarity. This can create a shock hazard. Recommend licensed electrician evaluate & repair.

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Comment
5.8.1 - Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Not Installed

No carbon monoxide detector is installed. This is a safety hazard, especially in homes with natural gas, propane, or wood-fueled appliances.

6 - Plumbing

D NP NI IN
6.1 Fixtures / Faucets X
6.2 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X
6.3 Water Heater X
6.4 Vents, Flues, & Chimneys X
6.5 Sump Pumps / Sewage Ejectors X X
6.6 Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems X
Filters
None
Main Fuel Shut-Off (Location)
Basement
Main Water Shut-Off Device (Location)
Basement
Material - Distribution
PVC
Material - Water Supply
PVC
Source
Public
Water Heater: Location
Basement
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Drain Size
1 1/2"
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Material
PVC, Iron
Water Heater: Manufacturer
Bradford & White
Water Heater: Power Source
Gas
Water Heater: Capacity
Baement
40 Gallons
Vents, Flues, & Chimneys: Roof

Unable to get on the roof

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.

  • D = Deficiency
  • NP = Not Present
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • IN = Inspected
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Comment
6.1.1 - Fixtures / Faucets

Faulty faucet

Not working

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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Comment
6.6.1 - Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems

Gas Pipes Not Bonded

Gas pipes were not bonded to the home electrical system. Recommend a qualified plumber evaluate and correct. 

7 - Heating

D NP NI IN
7.1 Heating Equipment X X
7.2 Distribution Systems X
7.3 Vents, Flues & Chimneys X
Heating Equipment: Energy Source
Natural Gas
Heating Equipment: Filter Type
Disposable
Heating Equipment: Heat Type
Gas-Fired Heat
Distribution Systems: Ductwork
Non-insulated
Heating Equipment: Brand
Ducane

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.

  • D = Deficiency
  • NP = Not Present
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • IN = Inspected
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Comment
7.1.1 - Heating Equipment

Filter requires replacement

The furnace filter appears to be beyond its expected lifespan. Recommend replacement.
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Comment
7.1.2 - 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.

8 - Air Conditioning

D NP NI IN
8.1 Cooling Equipment X
8.2 Distribution System X
Type
None
Cooling Equipment: Brand
None
Cooling Equipment: Energy Source/Type
None
Cooling Equipment: Location
None
Distribution System: Configuration
None
Cooling Equipment: SEER Rating
N/A

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

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

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.

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

9 - Interiors

D NP NI IN
9.1 Walls X
9.2 Ceilings X
9.3 Floors X
9.4 Steps, Stairways & Railings X
9.5 Countertops & Cabinets X
9.6 Doors X
9.7 Windows X
9.8 Garage Door X
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Ceiling Tiles, Wood, Gypsum Board
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet, Engineered Wood, Tile, Vinyl

Minor safety issue

Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Laminate
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Unknown
Windows: Window Type
Double-hung
Windows: Windows

All working

Garage Door: Material
None
Garage Door: Type
None
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Laminate

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.

  • D = Deficiency
  • NP = Not Present
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • IN = Inspected
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Comment
9.3.1 - Floors

Trip Hazard
Kitchen

Improperly secured floor tiles could pose a trip hazard and should be repaired by a flooring contractor.

Flooring Flooring Contractor

10 - Built-in Appliances

D NP NI IN
10.1 Dishwasher X
10.2 Refrigerator X
10.3 Range/Oven/Cooktop X
10.4 Garbage Disposal X
Dishwasher: Brand
None
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Brand
Maytag
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Energy Source
Gas
Refrigerator: Brand
Frigidaire
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Exhaust Hood Type
Re-circulate
Refrigerator: Unplugged

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.

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

11 - Insulation and Ventilation

D NP NI IN
11.1 Attic Insulation X
11.2 Vapor Retarders X
11.3 Ventilation X
11.4 Exhaust Systems X
Dryer Power Source
Unknown
Dryer Vent
Vinyl (Flex)
Flooring Insulation
None
Attic Insulation: R-value
N/A
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Gable Vents
Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Fans
None
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Cellulose
Attic Insulation: Unable to determine R value

Unable to access attic, unable to reliably measure depth of blown-in insulation, or unable to identify R value of insulation batts

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.

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

12 - Fireplaces and Fuel-Burning Appliances

D NP NI IN
12.1 Fireplaces, Stoves & Inserts X
12.2 Fuel-buring Accessories X
12.3 Chimney & Vent Systems X
Type
None

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.

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