Loading
Document Name
Sort Generated Document By
Total Credit Requested
$ 0.00
Preview
Create
Header Text
Total Credit Requested
$ 0.00
Preview
Create
Viewing:

1234 Main St.
Vancouver, wa 98682
10/19/2019 9:00AM

Sample agent
agent

Agent Name

Agency Name

1 - General Information / Overview

General: Overview

A home inspection is a non invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of the property, designed to identify areas of concern within specific systems or components defined by the Washington State DOL Standards of Practice, that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector at the exact date and time of inspection. Any and all recommendations for repair, replacement, evaluation, and maintenance issues found, should be evaluated by the appropriate trades contractors within the clients inspection contingency window or prior to closing, which is contract applicable, in order to obtain proper dollar amount estimates on the cost of said repairs and also because these evaluations could uncover more potential issues than able to be noted from a purely visual inspection of the property. This inspection will not reveal every concern or issue that exists, but only those material defects that were observable on the day of the inspection. This inspection is intended to assist in evaluation of the overall condition of the dwelling only. This inspection is not a prediction of future conditions and conditions with the property are subject to change the moment we leave the premises.

General: Comment Key and Definitions

The following definitions of comment descriptions represent this inspection report. All comments by the inspector should be considered before purchasing this home. Any findings / comments that are listed under "Safety / Major" by the inspector suggests a second opinion or further inspection by a qualified contractor. All costs associated with further inspection fees and repair or replacement of item, component or unit should be considered before you purchase the property.


Inspected (IN) = The item, component or system was visually inspected and if no other comments were made, then it appeared to be functioning as intended allowing for normal wear and tear.

Not Inspected (NI) = The item, component or system was not inspected and no representations made of whether or not it was functioning as intended and will state a reason for not inspecting.

Not Present (NP) = The item, component or system is not in this home or building.

Finding (F) = The item, component or system was inspected and a concern, observation and/or deficiency was found and falls under one of the categories below.


Note = The item or discovery indicated is considered cosmetic, nuisance or is "For Your Information". The items, although should be repaired, are not considered to be in need of immediate repair. Any items or recommendations in this category should not be considered as an enforceable repair or responsibility of the sellers, but designed only to provide you with specific information about the property.


Minor = The item, component, or system while perhaps functioning as intended is in need of minor repair, service, or maintenance; is showing signs of wear or deterioration that could result in an adverse condition at some point in the future; or considerations should be made in upgrading the item, component, or system to enhance the function, efficiency and / or safety. Items falling into this category can frequently be addressed by a homeowner or handyman and are considered to be routine homeowner maintenance (DIY) or recommended upgrades.


Moderate = The item, component, or system while perhaps functioning as intended is in need of moderate repair, service; is showing signs of wear or deterioration that could result in an adverse condition at some point in the future; or considerations should be made in upgrading the item, component, or system to enhance the function, efficiency and / or safety. Items falling into this category can frequently be addressed by a handyman or a qualified contractor and are not considered routine maintenance or DIY items.


Safety / MajorThe item, component or system poses a safety concern to occupants in or around the home. Some listed concerns will be considered acceptable for the time period of construction but pose a current risk.

The item, component or system is Not functioning as intended, or needs further evaluation by a specialized qualified licensed contractor or can cause damage to the structure. Items, components or units that can be repaired to satisfactory condition may not need replacement.

2 - Inspection / Property Details

General: In Attendance
Client, Buyers Agent
General: Building Type
Single Family
General: Occupancy
Vacant, Unfurnished
General: Utilities
All Utilities On
General: Building faces
South
General: Temperature
50-60 F
General: Weather Conditions
Dry, Cloudy, Recent light rain / snow

3 - Misc. Concerns / Comments

Misc. Concerns / Comments: Lead / Asbestos Warning

Note: Structures built prior to the mid 1980s may contain lead and/or asbestos. Lead is commonly found in paint and in some plumbing components. The EPA does not recognize newer coats of paint as encapsulating older coats of lead-based paint. Asbestos is commonly found in various building materials such as insulation, siding, and/or floor and ceiling tiles. Laws were passed in 1978 to prohibit usage of lead and asbestos, but stocks of materials containing these substances remained in use for a number of years thereafter. Both lead and asbestos are known health hazards. Evaluating for the presence of lead and/or asbestos is beyond the scope of this inspection. Any mention of these materials in this report is made as a courtesy only, and meant to refer the client to a specialist. Consult with specialists as necessary, such as industrial hygienists, professional labs and/or abatement specialists for this type of evaluation.

Misc. Concerns / Comments: Recently De-Winterized / Vacant

Note: This property was unoccupied and/or recently de-winterized, and the plumbing system has not been in continuous operation recently. It's possible for plumbing leaks to exist but not be apparent. Leaks can be small and take time to become visible. The inspector normally operates all accessible and operable plumbing fixtures, but this limited inspection may not reveal small leaks that only become visible after constant use of the plumbing system. After taking occupancy, monitor the plumbing system for leaks that may become apparent. Areas below the house should be evaluated after plumbing has been operated to check for leaks. Any problems that are found should be repaired by a qualified plumber.

Credit
Comment
3.1.1 - Misc. Concerns / Comments

Outbuilding(s) Not Evaluated

Note: No outbuildings or detached structures were evaluated. They are excluded from this inspection.

Contractor Qualified Professional

4 - Grounds

IN NI NP F
4.1 Grading X X
4.2 Vegetation X X
4.3 Driveways, Sidewalks, Patios X X
4.4 Porches / Steps / Stoops X
4.5 Patio / Porch Covers X
4.6 Decks/Stairs X
4.7 Retaining Walls X
4.8 Fences/Gates X X
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • F = Findings
Credit
Comment
4.1.1 - Grading

Water Feature Not Tested / Inspected

Water features such as fountains, ponds and/or water falls are not included in the inspection.

Credit
Comment
4.1.2 - Grading

Reverse Perimeter Slope - Monitor

The soil or grading sloped down towards building perimeters in one or more areas. This can result in water accumulating around building foundations or underneath buildings. At a minimum, monitor these areas, and areas under the structure in the future for accumulated water. If water does accumulate, recommend grading soil so it slopes down and away from buildings with a slope of at least 1 inch per horizontal foot for at least 6 feet out from buildings.

Mag glass Monitor
Credit
Comment
4.2.1 - Vegetation

Vegetation Too Close / In Contact with Building

Vegetation such as trees, shrubs and/or vines was in contact with or close to the building exterior and/or other structures. Vegetation can serve as a pathway for wood-destroying insects and can retain moisture against the exterior after it rains. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend pruning, moving or removing vegetation as necessary to maintain at least 6 inches of space between it and the building exterior. A 1-foot clearance is better.

Grass Lawncare Professional
Credit
Comment
4.3.1 - Driveways, Sidewalks, Patios

Driveway Cracks / Deterioration - Monitor

Minor deterioration (e.g. cracks, holes, settlement, heaving) was found in the driveway, but no trip hazards were found. The client may wish to have repairs made for cosmetic reasons.
Mag glass Monitor
Credit
Comment
4.3.2 - Driveways, Sidewalks, Patios

Sidewalk / Patio Cracks / Deterioration - Monitor

Minor deterioration (e.g. cracks, holes, settlement, heaving) was found in sidewalks or patios, but no trip hazards were found. The client may wish to have repairs made for cosmetic reasons.
Mag glass Monitor
Credit
Comment
4.3.3 - Driveways, Sidewalks, Patios

Sidewalks / Patio Undermined - Monitor

Sidewalk(s) and/or patios were undermined in one or more areas, where soil has eroded out from beneath. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary to prevent further erosion and undermining.
Mag glass Monitor
Credit
Comment
4.8.1 - Fences/Gates

Gate Repair - Minor

One or more gates had some damage and/or deterioration. Recommend repairs made.

Tools Handyman/DIY
Credit
Comment
4.8.2 - Fences/Gates

Fence-Aged And General Deterioration

Fence was found to be in a generally deteriorated state and may need repair/replacement in the near future. Inspector recommends client budgets cost of replacement in the near future. Contact a qualified contractor to get bids on cost of replacement.

Contractor Qualified Professional

5 - Roof

IN NI NP F
5.1 General X
5.2 Coverings X X
5.3 Flashings X X
5.4 Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations X X
5.5 Roof Drainage Systems X X
5.6 Maintenance / Other X X
General: Inspection Method
Fully Traversed
General: Roofing Material
Fiberglass Composition Shingles
General: Flashing Material
Metal
General: View of Roof
View of roof.
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • F = Findings
Credit
Comment
5.2.1 - Coverings

Composition Roof Shingle(s) Loose, Damaged, Worn and/or Missing

Composition roof shingles loose, damaged, worn and/or missing at one or more locations. Leaks can occur as a result. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend that a qualified contractor repair as necessary. For example, by replacing shingles.

Roof Roofing Professional
Credit
Comment
5.2.2 - Coverings

Evidence of Past or Current Ponding on Flat Roof

Evidence of past or current ponding (pools of standing water) was found at one or more locations on the flat or low-slope roof surface. Even on a flat roof, water should be removed by a drainage system so that any remaining water evaporates within 48 hours after it rains. Prolonged standing water can result in roof leaks. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend that a qualified contractor evaluate and repair as necessary to prevent ponding.

Roof Roofing Professional
Credit
Comment
5.2.3 - Coverings

Exposed Staple / Screw Head(s) and/or Nail Head(s)

Nail / screw / staple heads were exposed at one or more shingles or roof penetrations. Recommend applying an approved sealant over exposed nail heads now and as necessary in the future to prevent leaks.

Contractor Qualified Professional
Credit
Comment
5.2.4 - Coverings

Substandard Repairs

Substandard repairs were found at one or more locations on the roof surface. Leaks can occur as a result. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend that a qualified contractor evaluate and repair per standard building practices.

Roof Roofing Professional
Credit
Comment
5.3.1 - Flashings

Drip Edge Flashing Missing and/or Damaged

No "drip edge" flashing was visible at roof eaves (lower edges) or rakes (gable end edges) or "drip edge" flashing was damaged. Drip edge helps prevent water from soaking into the edges of the roof sheathing material (typically plywood or oriented strand board). This reduces the chance of fungal rot or deterioration from water damage in the roof sheathing. Recommend that a qualified contractor install drip edge flashings where missing and per standard building practices.

Roof Roofing Professional
Credit
Comment
5.3.2 - Flashings

Kick-Out Flashing Not Installed Where Needed or Required

Kick-out flashing was missing at one or more locations. Such flashing should be located at the bottom of slopes where roof surfaces intersect with exterior walls above. It directs rainwater away from exterior walls and/or into gutters so that rainwater is less likely to run down the front surfaces of siding or flow behind siding. Recommend that a qualified contractor install kickout flashings where missing and per standard building practices.

Roof Roofing Professional
Credit
Comment
5.4.1 - Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations

Rubber Boot Flashing Loose / Split / Damaged

One or more rubber or neoprene pipe flashings were loose, split or cracked. Leaks can occur as a result. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend that a qualified contractor replace flashings where necessary.

Roof Roofing Professional
Credit
Comment
5.4.2 - Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations

Skylight: Evidence of Leaks (dry stains) - No Moisture Detected at Time of Inspection

Water damage and/or evidence of past leaks was found at one or more skylights. Consult with the property owner to determine if leaks have occurred, or if repairs have been made. Recommend that a qualified contractor evaluate and repair as necessary.

Roof Roofing Professional
Credit
Comment
5.4.3 - Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations

solar Tubes-Damaged or Disconnected

Solar tubes were found damaged or disconnected. Recommend reattachment of components or repairs as necessary. 

Credit
Comment
5.5.1 - Roof Drainage Systems

Debris in Gutter(s) and/or Downspout(s)

Debris has accumulated in one or more gutters or downspouts. Gutters can overflow and cause water to come in contact with the building exterior, or water can accumulate around the foundation. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend cleaning gutters and downspouts now and as necessary in the future.

Tools Handyman/DIY
Credit
Comment
5.5.2 - Roof Drainage Systems

Gutter and/or Downspout Part(s) Missing (end caps, sections, elbows, extensions, splash blocks etc.)

Gutter and/or Downspout Part(s) Missing (end caps, sections, elbows, extensions, splash blocks etc.). Rainwater can come in contact with the building exterior or accumulate around the foundation as a result. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. This may also lead to undermining of ther foundation causing structural damage. Recommend that a qualified person install end caps or downspout extensions where necessary.

Contractor Qualified Professional
Credit
Comment
5.5.3 - Roof Drainage Systems

Gutter(s) Improperly Sloped, Loose and/or Sags

One or more gutters were improperly sloped, loose and/or sags so that significant amounts of water accumulate in them rather than draining through the downspouts. This can cause gutters to overflow, especially when debris such as leaves or needles has accumulated in them. Rainwater can come in contact with the building exterior or accumulate around the foundation as a result. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary. For example, by correcting the slope in gutters or installing additional downspouts and extensions.

Contractor Qualified Professional
Credit
Comment
5.6.1 - Maintenance / Other

Debris (pine needles and/or leaves) on Roof Surface

Debris such as leaves, needles, seeds, etc. have accumulated on the roof surface. Water may not flow easily off the roof, and can enter gaps in the roof surface. Leaks can occur as a result. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend cleaning debris from the roof surface now and as necessary in the future.

Contractor Qualified Professional
Credit
Comment
5.6.2 - Maintenance / Other

Moss on Roof Surface

Moss was growing on the roof. As a result, shingles can lift or be damaged. Leaks can result and/or the roof surface can fail prematurely. Efforts should be made to kill the moss during its growing season (wet months). Typically, zinc or phosphate-based chemicals are used for this and must be applied periodically.

Contractor Qualified Professional
Credit
Comment
5.6.3 - Maintenance / Other

Need Sealant at Dish, Guy Wire, Fasteners

Exposed fasteners for rooftop items such as dish antennas, guy wires or masts were missing sealant or had substandard sealant. Leaks can occur as a result. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend that a qualified person apply approved sealant where necessary.

Roof Roofing Professional

6 - Exterior

IN NI NP F
6.1 Exterior Walls / Trim X X
6.2 Eaves / Soffits X X
Exterior Walls / Trim: Construction Material
Wood Frame
Exterior Walls / Trim: Wall Covering Material
Wood
Exterior Walls / Trim: Exterior Views
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • F = Findings
Credit
Comment
6.1.1 - Exterior Walls / Trim

Caulking Substandard / Missing

Caulk was substandard and/or missing in some areas. Recommend that a qualified person renew or install caulk as necessary. Where gaps are wider than 1/4 inch, an appropriate material other than caulk should be used.

Wrench DIY
Credit
Comment
6.1.2 - Exterior Walls / Trim

Paint Failing / Some Areas

The paint finish in some areas was failing (e.g. peeling, faded, worn, thinning). Siding and trim with a failing finish can be damaged by moisture. Recommend that a qualified contractor prep (e.g. clean, scrape, sand, prime, caulk) and repaint the building exterior where necessary and per standard building practices. Any repairs needed to the siding or trim should be made prior to this.

Paint roller Painting Contractor
Credit
Comment
6.1.3 - Exterior Walls / Trim

Windows No Flashing

One or more windows or doors were installed with no "drip cap" or "Z" flashings installed above them. Better building practices call for such flashings, which greatly reduce the chance of leaks above windows and doors. Without this flashing, caulk and paint must be maintained or water can enter the wall structure and cause rot and possible structural damage. Depending on the exposure (e.g. roof overhang, height of exterior wall, direction of prevailing rain) this may or may not be an issue. The client should monitor these areas in the future and maintain caulk and paint as necessary. Consult with a qualified contractor about installing flashings where needed, and per standard building practices. Note that when trim or siding is removed to install flashing, damaged wood may be found and additional repairs may be needed.

Hardhat General Contractor
Credit
Comment
6.1.4 - Exterior Walls / Trim

Soil In Contact With Siding

Soil was in contact with or less than 6 inches from siding, trim or structural wood. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend grading or removing soil as necessary to maintain a 6-inch clearance. If not possible, then recommend replacing untreated wood with pressure-treated wood. Installation of borate-based products such as Impel rods can also reduce the likelihood of rot or infestation if soil cannot be removed. Note that damage from fungal rot and/or insects may be found when soil is removed, and repairs may be necessary.

Credit
Comment
6.2.1 - Eaves / Soffits

Eave Roof Sheathing Damaged / Deteriorated

Eave roof sheathing at one or more areas was damaged and/or deteriorated. Recommend repairs be made by a qualified contractor. For example, by replacing all deteriorated wood and correct the cause of the damage / deterioration.

Hardhat General Contractor
Credit
Comment
6.2.2 - Eaves / Soffits

Fascia Board Damaged / Deteriorated

Fascia board at one or more areas was deteriorated and/or damaged. Recommend repairs be made by a qualified contractor. For example, by replacing all deteriorated wood and correct the cause of the damage / deterioration.

Hardhat General Contractor
Credit
Comment
6.2.3 - Eaves / Soffits

Wet - Water Stains at Eaves / Soffits / Porches / Patios

Stains were found at one or more eaves, soffit boards, porches and/or patios. The stains appeared to be due to active roof leaks due to dripping water, high moisture content, etc. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend that a qualified contractor evaluate and repair as necessary. For example, by repairing the roof surface or flashing or installing drip-edge flashing.

Roof Roofing Professional

7 - Interior, Doors, Windows

IN NI NP F
7.1 Exterior Doors X
7.2 Interior Doors X
7.3 Windows X
7.4 Walls X
7.5 Ceiling X X
7.6 Floors X
7.7 Countertops & Cabinets X
7.8 Interior Views X
Windows: Type
Metal, Vinyl
Interior Views: General Photos
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • F = Findings
Credit
Comment
7.1.1 - Exterior Doors

Weatherstripping

Weatherstripping was substandard at one or more exterior door locations. Recommend a qualified person install weatherstripping as necessary.

Wrenches Handyman
Credit
Comment
7.5.1 - Ceiling

Water Stains (Dry)

Stains were found in one or more ceiling areas. However, no elevated levels of moisture were found. The stain(s) may be due to past roof and/or plumbing leaks. Consult with the property owner and monitor the stained area(s) in the future, especially after heavy or prolonged rain. If elevated moisture is found in the future, then recommend that a qualified contractor evaluate and repair as necessary. The inspector is limited to only being able to evaluate conditions at time of inspection and in a non-invasive manner.

Contractor Qualified Professional

8 - Garage / Carport

IN NI NP F
8.1 General X
8.2 Structure X X
8.3 Occupant Doors X X
8.4 Vehicle Door X
8.5 Automatic Opener X X
8.6 Floor, Walls, Ceiling X X
General: Structure Type
Attached Garage, Attached Carport
General: Occupant Door
Hollow, Wood
General: Vehicle Door
Sectional
General: Automatic Opener Safety Devices
Pressure sensitive, Electronic eye
General: Wall Type
Finished
General: Ceiling Type
Finished
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • F = Findings
Credit
Comment
8.2.1 - Structure

Carport-Moisture Stains

Staining on the carport structural members were observed at the time of the inspection. These stains may be due to past or present leaks from the roof coverings. Recommend evaluation and repair as necessary to prevent further damage to the structure.

Contractor Qualified Professional
Credit
Comment
8.3.1 - Occupant Doors

Door Not Fire Resistant

The door between the garage and the house did not appear to be fire resistant, or the inspector was unable to verify that it was via a label. This is a potential safety hazard. House to garage doors, to prevent fire and fumes from spreading from the garage into interior living space, should be constructed of fire-resistant materials. Doors, generally considered to be suitable for the purpose, are solid core wood (at least 1 3/8 inches thick), steel, honeycomb steel or a door that has been factory labeled as fire rated. Recommend that a qualified contractor replace or repair the door and, at that time, make any other corrections that might be required to provide suitable fire resistance between the garage and the dwelling per standard building practices.

Door Door Repair and Installation Contractor
Credit
Comment
8.5.1 - Automatic Opener

Auto Reverse Sensor Not Working

The auto-reverse (pressure sensitive) mechanism on one or more automatic openers for garage vehicle doors was inoperable or required excessive force. This is a potential safety hazard. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary.

Garage Garage Door Contractor
Credit
Comment
8.6.1 - Floor, Walls, Ceiling

Fire Wall / Ceiling Gaps, Holes and/or Damaged

One or more gaps, holes, pet doors and/or areas with missing or substandard surface materials were found in the attached garage walls or ceilings. Current standard building practices call for wooden-framed ceilings and walls that divide the house and garage to provide limited fire-resistance rating to prevent the spread of fire from the garage to the house. Recommend that a qualified person repair per standard building practices. For example, by patching openings or holes, firestopping holes or gaps with fire-resistant caulking, and/or installing fire-resistant wall covering (e.g. Type X drywall).

Putty knife Drywall Contractor
Credit
Comment
8.6.2 - Floor, Walls, Ceiling

Unprotected Water Heater, Furnace

Appliances such as the water heater and/or furnace were subject to damage from vehicles because no protective barrier was installed in front of them. This is a potential safety hazard for fire and/or shock. A qualified contractor should install a barrier per standard building practices. For example, a steel post or specially made wood partition anchored in the concrete slab floor.

Contractor Qualified Professional
Credit
Comment
8.6.3 - Floor, Walls, Ceiling

Attic Access Hatch Not Fire Rated

The attic access hatch cover in the attached garage ceiling and/or wall was substandard. Current standard building practices call for wooden-framed ceilings and walls that divide the house and garage to provide limited fire-resistance rating to prevent the spread of fire from the garage to the house. This includes having an access hatch cover installed that is in good condition, with similar fire-resistance. Recommend that a qualified person replace or repair hatch cover(s) per standard building practices.

Contractor Qualified Professional
Credit
Comment
8.6.4 - Floor, Walls, Ceiling

Cracking - Minor

Minor cracks were found in the concrete slab floor. These are common and appeared to be only a cosmetic issue.

Mag glass Monitor

9 - Plumbing

IN NI NP F
9.1 Excluded Items X X
9.2 Service X
9.3 Supply Lines X X
9.4 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X
9.5 Water Heater X
9.6 Sinks / Fixtures X X
9.7 Toilets / Bidets X X
9.8 Bathtub / Shower X X
9.9 Laundry X
9.10 Exhaust Fans / Ventilation X
9.11 Irrigation X
9.12 Fuel Systems X
Service: Water meter location
By street
Service: Water Service Type
Public
Service: Water service Material
Unknown / Not Visible
Service: Water Shut-Off Location
At the meter
Service: Pressure Regulator Present
Not visible
Service: Sewer Type
Public
Supply Lines: Materials
Copper
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Drain Line Materials
ABS
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Waste Line Materials
ABS
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Vent Materials
ABS
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Clean-out Location(s)
Crawl space
Water Heater: Estimated Mfg. Year
2011
Water Heater: Energy Source / Type
Electric
Water Heater: Capacity
50 Gallon
Water Heater: Location
Garage
Exhaust Fans / Ventilation: Type
Exhaust fan
Service: Water Pressure
60-70 PSI

View of water pressure at the time of the inspection. 50 to 80 PSI is acceptable 60 to 75 PSI is ideal.

Water Heater: Equipment Photo
Water Heater: Water Temp
109 F

Hot water temperature should be set to a limit of 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Anything above this temperature can lead to scolding or burns especially in children. If temperature is found to be above 120 degrees Fahrenheit the water heater thermostat should be turned down or a tempering valve be install at fixtures.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • F = Findings
Credit
Comment
9.1.1 - Excluded Items

Irrigation / Sprinklers

Note: This property appeared to have a yard irrigation (sprinkler) system and is excluded from this inspection. Comments in this report related to this system are made as a courtesy only and are not meant to be a substitute for a full evaluation. When this system is operated, recommend verifying that water is not directed at building exteriors, or directed so water accumulates around building foundations. Sprinkler heads may need to be adjusted, replaced or disabled. Consider having a qualified plumber verify that a backflow prevention device is installed per standard building practices to prevent cross-contamination of potable water. Recommend that a qualified specialist evaluate the irrigation system for other defects (e.g. leaks, damaged or malfunctioning sprinkler heads) and repair if necessary.

Contractor Qualified Professional
Credit
Comment
9.3.1 - Supply Lines

Insulation Missing / Damaged / Loose

Insulation for one or more water supply pipes was missing, incomplete, deteriorated and/or loose. Recommend replacing or installing insulation on pipes per standard building practices to prevent them from freezing during cold weather, and for better energy efficiency with hot water supply pipes.

Wrench DIY
Credit
Comment
9.6.1 - Sinks / Fixtures

Faucet Dripping

One or more faucets were dripping. Recommend that a qualified plumber repair as necessary.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
Credit
Comment
9.6.2 - Sinks / Fixtures

Stopper Inoperable / Missing / Difficult / Ineffective

One or more sink and/or tub stoppers were inoperable, missing, difficult to operate and/or ineffective.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
Credit
Comment
9.7.1 - Toilets / Bidets

Toilet Runs Continuously

Toilet ran water continuously or didn't shut off after being flushed, and water leaked from the tank into the bowl. Significant amounts of water can be lost through such leaks. If this system uses a septic system, the septic system can be overloaded and cause significant and potentially expensive damage. A qualified person should repair or replace components as necessary.
Pipes Plumbing Contractor
Credit
Comment
9.7.2 - Toilets / Bidets

Caulking Needed

Gaps, no caulk, or substandard caulking were found where the toilet connects to the floor. Water can penetrate these areas and cause damage. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary. For example, by installing or replacing caulk.

Tools Handyman/DIY
Credit
Comment
9.8.1 - Bathtub / Shower

Valve Handle Loose / Missing / Damaged

One or more bathtub and/or shower valve handles were loose, missing and/or damaged. Recommend repairs be made by a qualified licensed plumbing contractor.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor

10 - Electrical

IN NI NP F
10.1 Excluded Items X X
10.2 Service X
10.3 Panels X X
10.4 Panel Wiring & Breakers X
10.5 GFCI / AFCI Protection X X
10.6 Wiring X
10.7 Switches / Receptacles X X
10.8 Lighting & Fans X X
10.9 Smoke Detectors / CO Alarms / Door Bell X X
Service: Information
120-240 Voltage
Service: Entrance Conductor Material
Aluminum
Panels: Main Panel Location
Garage
Panels: Panel Capacity
200 AMP
Panels: Main disconnect rating
200 AMP
Panels: Sub Panel Location(s)
N/A
Panel Wiring & Breakers: Over protection devices
Breakers
GFCI / AFCI Protection: GFCI reset locations
Garage, Sunroom
Wiring: Wiring Type
Non Metallic Sheathed, Copper, Aluminum Multi-Strand
Panels: Panel Equipment Photographs
GFCI / AFCI Protection: GFCI protection present
Yes

A Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) - Is an ultra sensitive receptacle outlet and/or breaker designed to shut off all electric current. Used in bathrooms, kitchens, exterior waterproof outlets, garage outlets, and "wet areas" to prevent electrical shock. Has a small reset / test button on the receptacle and/or breaker.

GFCI / AFCI Protection: AFCI protection present
No

An Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) is a circuit breaker that breaks the circuit when it detects an electric arc in the circuit it protects to prevent electrical fires. An AFCI selectively distinguishes between a harmless arc (incidental to normal operation of switches, plugs, and brushed motors), and a potentially dangerous arc (that can occur, for example, in a lamp cord which has a broken conductor).

Smoke Detectors / CO Alarms / Door Bell: Smoke Detector Installed / Location(s)
Yes, Hallway

Note: Smoke detectors are tested only for audibility and not tested using actual smoke.

Smoke Detectors / CO Alarms / Door Bell: Carbon Monoxide Alarm(s) Installed / Location(s)
Yes, Living room

Note: Carbon Monoxide alarms are tested only for audibility and not tested using actual Carbon Monoxide.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • F = Findings
Credit
Comment
10.1.1 - Excluded Items

Cable / Satellite / Telephone / Inter Communication / Alarm Stystems

Note: If present, cable, satellite, telephone, inter communication and alarm systems are not inspected. Evaluating these systems are beyond the scope of a property inspection. Their condition is unknown, and they are excluded from this inspection. Recommend that a qualified specialist review these systems and make repairs if necessary.

Contractor Qualified Professional
Credit
Comment
10.3.1 - Panels

Federal Pacific / Stab-Lok

One or more panels were manufactured by the Federal Pacific Electric company and used "Stab-Lok" circuit breakers. There is evidence that both double and single pole versions of these circuit breakers fail by not tripping when they are supposed to, which in term often leads to breakers overheating and in some cases, electrical fires. However, in 2011 the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) closed an investigation into this product because they did not have enough funding to establish that the circuit breakers pose a risk of injury/fire to consumers. Regardless, and due to other evidence of safety issues, it is recommended that a qualified electrician carefully evaluate all Federal Pacific panels and make recommendations. Some insurance companies in the state are not offering property insurance with this manufacturer's panel installed in single family homes.

Electric Electrical Contractor
Credit
Comment
10.5.1 - GFCI / AFCI Protection

Missing GFCI Protection

One or more locations at this property were noted as not having GFCI protection or the inspector was unable to verify if GFCI protection existed at these locations. Adoption of GFCI outlets was generally phased in over numerous years/decades. Recommend client evaluate upgrading these areas to GFCI protection at their discretion.

General guidelines for GFCI-protected receptacles include the following locations:

  1. Outdoors (since 1973)
  2. Bathrooms (since 1975)
  3. Garages(since 1978)
  4. Kitchens (since 1987)
  5. Crawl spaces and unfinished basements (since 1990)
  6. Wet bar sinks (since 1993)
  7. Laundry and utility sinks (since 2005)


Electric Electrical Contractor
Credit
Comment
10.7.1 - Switches / Receptacles

In Use Cover Needed

One or more standard exterior electric receptacles were install without in use covers. This is a safety hazard for shock since water can reach receptacle slots. Recommend that a qualified person install "while in use" receptacle covers as necessary.

Electric Electrical Contractor
Credit
Comment
10.7.2 - Switches / Receptacles

No Power

One or more electric receptacles (outlets) appeared to have no power. Recommend asking the property owner about this. Switches may need to be operated to make some receptacles energized. If necessary, recommend that a qualified electrician evaluate and repair.

Electric Electrical Contractor
Credit
Comment
10.7.3 - Switches / Receptacles

Scorched

One or more receptacles (outlets) were scorched. The wiring for these receptacles may be damaged due to overheating. Recommend that a qualified electrician replace such receptacles, evaluate related wiring and repair if necessary.

Electric Electrical Contractor
Credit
Comment
10.8.1 - Lighting & Fans

Lighting Loose / Damaged

One or more light fixtures were loose and/or damaged. Recommend that a qualified electrician repair or replace light fixtures as necessary.

Electric Electrical Contractor
Credit
Comment
10.9.1 - Smoke Detectors / CO Alarms / Door Bell

Smoke Detector Damaged and/or Inoperable

Smoke alarms were damaged and/or inoperable at one or more locations. Smoke alarms should be replaced as necessary and installed per standard building practices (e.g. in hallways leading to bedrooms, in each bedroom, on each floor). We recommend installing photoelectric type smoke detectors / alarms.

Tools Handyman/DIY
Credit
Comment
10.9.2 - Smoke Detectors / CO Alarms / Door Bell

Smoke Detector Missing

Smoke alarms were missing and/or not installed in one or more locations. Smoke alarms should be replaced as necessary and installed per standard building practices (e.g. in hallways leading to bedrooms, in each bedroom, on each floor). We recommend installing photoelectric type smoke detectors / alarms.

Note: Homes built prior to 1992 were not required to have smoke detectors installed in each bedroom, only hallways. Regardless, calfire.ca.gov recommends installing smoke detectors in each bedroom for increased safety. Click here for more information.

Tools Handyman/DIY
Credit
Comment
10.9.3 - Smoke Detectors / CO Alarms / Door Bell

Smoke Alarm Over 10 Years Old

Based on the age of this structure and the appearance of existing smoke alarms, the alarms may have been installed more than 10 years ago. According to the National Fire Protection Association, aging smoke alarms don't operate as efficiently and often are the source for nuisance alarms. Older smoke alarms are estimated to have a 30% probability of failure within the first 10 years. Newer smoke alarms do better, but should be replaced after 10 years. Unless you know that the smoke alarms are new, replacing them when moving into a new residence is also recommended by NFPA. We recommend installing photoelectric type smoke detectors / alarms.

Tools Handyman/DIY
Credit
Comment
10.9.4 - Smoke Detectors / CO Alarms / Door Bell

Carbon Monoxide Alarm "Plug-in" Type

One or more carbon monoxide alarms found were a "plug-in" type or not permanently installed. Because such CO alarms can be easily removed, recommend that home buyers verify that CO alarms haven't been removed upon taking occupancy. If removed, then recommend installing new CO alarms in the vicinity of sleeping areas and on each level.

Tools Handyman/DIY

11 - Built-in Appliances

IN NI NP F
11.1 General X
11.2 Microwave X
11.3 Range/Oven/Cooktop X
11.4 Exhaust / Ventilation X X
11.5 Dishwasher X
11.6 Garbage / Food Disposal X
11.7 Refrigerator X
General: Range / Oven / Cooktop Energy Source / Supply
Electric (220v)
General: Oven Self Cleaning
Yes
General: Exhaust / Ventilation Type
Hood, Re-circulating
General: Fridge stays?
Unknown
General: Fridge water supply connection
Yes
Exhaust / Ventilation: Photos
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Photos
Garbage / Food Disposal: Photos
Refrigerator: Photos
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • F = Findings
Credit
Comment
11.4.1 - Exhaust / Ventilation

Exhaust Fan Re-circulates / Not Connected to Flue

Exhaust fan over the range recirculated the exhaust air back into the kitchen and is not connected to the flue above or baffles are not installed. Although an accepted building practice, this can be a nuisance for odor and grease accumulation. Recommend a qualified appliance repair person evaluate and repair as necessary so exhaust air is ducted to the exterior if desired.

Wash Appliance Repair

12 - HVAC

IN NI NP F
12.1 General comments X
12.2 Heating / Forced Air X
12.3 Heating / Individual / Not Forced Air X X
12.4 Air Conditioner X X
12.5 Ducts and Registers X
12.6 Filter & Thermostat X
Heating / Individual / Not Forced Air: Type
Wall mounted
Heating / Individual / Not Forced Air: Energy Source
Electric
Air Conditioner: Location
Living room, Master bedroom
Air Conditioner: System Type
Through window. Through wall
Air Conditioner: Temperature split
Not Taken


Filter & Thermostat: Filter Location(s)
N/A
Filter & Thermostat: Filter Size
N/A
Filter & Thermostat: T-stat Location(s)
Living Room, Master bedroom, Laundry, Bathroom(s), Guest bedroom
Heating / Forced Air: Appears Functional

Heat system appears to be in working order. Supply air from the heating system should be 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. 

The photo(s) below is/are a thermal image of the supply air temperature at register(s) at the time of this inspection.

Heating / Individual / Not Forced Air: Individual Heater(s) Appear Functional

Note: Individual gas and/or electric heating system(s) appear to be functioning as intended. Below are thermal images of the heating systems during operation.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • F = Findings
Credit
Comment
12.3.1 - Heating / Individual / Not Forced Air

Heater Fan Noisy

One or more fan-assisted heaters were noisy. Recommend that a qualified electrician repair or replace heaters as necessary.

Fire HVAC Professional
Credit
Comment
12.4.1 - Air Conditioner

Air Conditioner not Cooling

Supply air from the air conditioning or heat pump cooling system was not cool enough. It should be 14-22 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than at the return duct(s) or current room temperature. This may be caused by a low refrigerant level or some other reason. Recommend that a qualified HVAC contractor evaluate and repair as necessary.

Fire HVAC Professional

13 - Fireplaces and Fuel-Burning Appliances

IN NI NP F
13.1 Fireplaces, Stoves & Inserts X X
13.2 Chimney(s) X X
13.3 Fuel Burning Appliance Flue(s) X
Fireplaces, Stoves & Inserts: Type
Pellet stove, Wood burning
Fireplaces, Stoves & Inserts: Gas log lighter
No
Chimney(s): Type
Masonry
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • F = Findings
Credit
Comment
13.1.1 - Fireplaces, Stoves & Inserts

"Level 2" Chimney Inspection

One or more wood-burning fireplaces or stoves were found at the property. When such devices are used, they should be professionally inspected and cleaned annually to prevent creosote build-up and to determine if repairs are needed. The National Fire Protection Association states that a "Level 2" chimney inspection should be performed with every sale or transfer of property with a wood-burning device. Recommend consulting with the property owner about recent and past servicing and repairs to all wood-burning devices and chimneys or flues at this property. Recommend that a qualified specialist evaluate all wood-burning devices and chimneys, and clean and repair as necessary. Note that if a wood stove insert is installed, it may need to be removed for such an evaluation

Fireplace Chimney Repair Contractor
Credit
Comment
13.1.2 - Fireplaces, Stoves & Inserts

Metal Corrosion

The metal fireplace liner was rusty. Significant rust can cause holes in metal. Fireplaces with metal liners typically circulate indoor air behind the firebox and act as a "heatilator" where warmed air is blown or drawn back into the living area. When holes form in liners, smoke and combustion gases can enter the heatilator chamber and living spaces. This is a potential safety hazard. Recommend that a qualified specialist evaluate and repair if necessary.

Fire Fireplace Contractor
Credit
Comment
13.1.3 - Fireplaces, Stoves & Inserts

Pellet Stove Not Fully Evaluated

A pellet stove was installed. The inspector performs a visual evaluation of such wood-burning devices and their components, and does not light fires. Unlike wood stoves, there are no generic standards or guidelines for pellet stove installations, so they're installed per the manufacturer's instructions. Recommend that a qualified specialist evaluate to determine if the installation is in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications (e.g. clearances, hearth size, flue configuration).

Fire Fireplace Contractor
Credit
Comment
13.2.1 - Chimney(s)

Metal Chimney Chase Cap / Pooling Water

The metal chimney chase cap appears to be pooling water. Recommend repairs be made by a qualified person.

Roof Roofing Professional
Credit
Comment
13.2.2 - Chimney(s)

Chimney Crown Worn, Cracked, Missing, Deteriorated and/or Substandard

One or more masonry chimney crowns were worn, cracked, missing, deteriorated and/or substandard. Crowns are meant to keep water off of the chimney structure and prevent damage from freeze-thaw cycles. Recommend that a qualified contractor repair or replace crowns as necessary, and per standard building practices.

Fireplace Chimney Repair Contractor
Credit
Comment
13.2.3 - Chimney(s)

Chimney Blocked Off

Chimney was blocked off and intended to not be used currently. Before removing blockage and using the fireplace contact and qualified contractor to evaluate and repair to prevent a structural fire or damage.

Contractor Qualified Professional

14 - Foundation

IN NI NP F
14.1 Foundation X X
Foundation: Foundation Type
Crawlspace, Concrete
Foundation: Foundation / Stem Wall Material
Concrete, Post-pier
Foundation: Footing Material
Concrete
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • F = Findings
Credit
Comment
14.1.1 - Foundation

Foundation Cracks-Moderate

Moderate foundation cracks were found at the time of the inspection. These cracks are larger than an 1/8th inch and may be signs of foundation movement. All interior windows and doors functioned properly so significant structural damage was not observed at the time of the inspection. Inspector recommends a contractor seal and monitor cracks for any further movement and repair as necessary.

Contractor Qualified Professional

15 - Attic, Insulation & Ventilation

IN NI NP F
15.1 Access X
15.2 Structure & Sheathing X X
15.3 Attic Insulation X X
15.4 Exhaust & Ventilation X
Access: Access Location(s)
Garage
Access: How Viewed
Traversed
Structure & Sheathing: Types
Trusses, Plywood Sheathing
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Fiberglass Loose Fill
Attic Insulation: Estimated R Value
Not Determined
Exhaust & Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Soffit / Eave vents, Box Vents
Structure & Sheathing: Attic Views
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • F = Findings
Credit
Comment
15.2.1 - Structure & Sheathing

Slight Discoloration Sheathing

Observed slight discoloration on underside of roof sheathing. This was very minor and could possibly be mold or could be dust that has settled on condensation on underside of roof sheathing. Attic space appeared to be well ventilated at time of inspection. Recommend monitoring and if condition worsens have it evaluated by a qualified contractor.

Contractor Qualified Professional
Credit
Comment
15.3.1 - Attic Insulation

Rodent Damaged

Insulation was damaged, apparently by rodents (e.g. burrow holes, feces, urine stains). Recommend a pest contractor evaluate and exterminate rodents as necessary. insulation may need replaced for sanitary reasons.

House construction Insulation Contractor

16 - Crawlspace

IN NI NP F
16.1 Access X X
16.2 Substructure X
16.3 Insulation/Ventilation X X
Access: Location
Entry closet
Access: How Viewed
Partially Traversed
Substructure: Sub floor material
Not visible
Substructure: Beam & Joist Material
Solid Wood Beam Noted
Substructure: Pier/Support Material
Concrete
Insulation/Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Vented
Insulation/Ventilation: Insulated
Yes
Access: Crawlspace Views
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • F = Findings
Credit
Comment
16.1.1 - Access

Partially Traversed-Animal Activity

Crawl space was only partially traversed due to live animal in crawlspace. Recommend pest professional to trap and removal live animal so that the full crawlspace can be traversed and evaluated. There may be deficiencies that were not seen due to the limited access.

Contractor Qualified Professional
Credit
Comment
16.3.1 - Insulation/Ventilation

Insulation Loose, Missing, Damaged

One or more sections of under-floor and/or wall insulation in the crawl space were loose, missing and/or damaged. This may result in reduced energy efficiency. Recommend that a qualified person install or replace insulation as necessary.

House construction Insulation Contractor
Credit
Comment
16.3.2 - Insulation/Ventilation

Soil cover not sealed

The floor of the crawlspace was covered with a plastic soil cover that consisted of sheet plastic spread across the floor of a crawlspace. Soil covers are installed to help minimize moisture evaporation into crawlspace air from the soil. Edges at overlaps and the crawlspace perimeter were not sealed.

Contractor Qualified Professional
Credit
Comment
16.3.3 - Insulation/Ventilation

Screens Damaged

The screens for one or more crawl space vents were damaged. Vermin or pets can enter the crawl space and nest, die and/or leave feces and urine. Vermin often damage under-floor insulation too. Recommend that a qualified person install or replace screens where necessary using 1/8-inch to 1/4-inch wire mesh.

Wrenches Handyman
Credit
Comment
16.3.4 - Insulation/Ventilation

Vents Blocked

One or more crawl space vents were blocked. This restricts ventilation in the crawl space and can result in increased levels of moisture inside. Materials or items blocking vents should be removed as necessary.

Wrenches Handyman