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1234 Main St.
Truckee Ca 96161
12/14/2018 9:00AM

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Agent Name

Agency Name
73
Items Inspected
5
Maintenance item
17
Recommendation
8
Safety hazard

1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
Client
Occupancy
Furnished, Occupied
Style
Ranch
Type of Building
Single Family
Front of home
Right side of home
Left side of home
Back of home
Weather conditions

2 - Utility shut off locations

Gas shut off: Gas shut off
Power disconnect : Power disconnect
Water shut off: Water shut off
Utility Shut off locations

In this section you will see where the shut offs for the major components of the home.

Gas -  Power -  Water

3 - Exterior

Inspection Method
Crawlspace Access, Visual
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Wood
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Style
T-111
Exterior Doors: Exterior Entry Door
Glass, Wood
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Driveway Material
Concrete
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Appurtenance
Covered Porch, Deck, Front Porch
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Material
Wood
Exterior Doors: Exterior doors

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the exterior wall-covering materials, flashing and trim; B. all exterior doors; C. adjacent walkways and driveways; D. stairs, steps, stoops, stairways and ramps; E. porches, patios, decks, balconies and carports; F. railings, guards and handrails; G. the eaves, soffits and fascia; H. a representative number of windows; and I. vegetation, surface drainage, retaining walls and grading of the property, where they may adversely affect the structure due to moisture intrusion. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the type of exterior wall-covering materials. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. any improper spacing between intermediate balusters, spindles and rails. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. inspect or operate screens, storm windows, shutters, awnings, fences, outbuildings, or exterior accent lighting. B. inspect items that are not visible or readily accessible from the ground, including window and door flashing. C. inspect or identify geological, geotechnical, hydrological or soil conditions. D. inspect recreational facilities or playground equipment. E. inspect seawalls, breakwalls or docks. F. inspect erosion-control or earth-stabilization measures. G. inspect for safety-type glass. H. inspect underground utilities. I. inspect underground items. J. inspect wells or springs. K. inspect solar, wind or geothermal systems. L. inspect swimming pools or spas. M. inspect wastewater treatment systems, septic systems or cesspools. N. inspect irrigation or sprinkler systems. O. inspect drainfields or dry wells. P. determine the integrity of multiple-pane window glazing or thermal window seals.

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3.1.1 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Loose Boards

One or more siding boards / trim were loose, which could result in moisture intrusion. Recommend a qualified siding contractor secure and fasten.

Siding Siding Contractor
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3.1.2 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Splitting

Trim  was splitting in one or more areas, which can lead to moisture intrusion and/or mold. Recommend monitoring for excessive splitting, in which case a qualified siding contractor should evaluate and repair/replace.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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3.1.3 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Warping/Buckling

 Siding was warping or buckling in areas. This is often as a result of long periods of full sun exposure that will cause expansion/contraction and buckling of siding. Showed no signs of decay. Recommend a qualified siding contractor evaluate and repair.

Siding Siding Contractor
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3.1.4 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Trim missing

At time of inspection trim was missing at one or more locations on the home. Recommend replacement.

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3.1.5 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Siding delimitation

At time of inspection delamination  of t-111 siding was observed on the left side of the house to the left of gas meter. Delamination could be a result of snow build against siding. Recommend keeping snow clear of house where needed.  


Siding Siding Contractor
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3.3.1 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Driveway Cracking - Major

Major cracks observed. Recommend concrete contractor evaluate and replace.

Gardening shovel tool shape Concrete Contractor
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3.4.1 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Deck - Loose Boards

One or more deck boards were observed to be loose. Recommend they be refastened.

Here is a helpful article for minor DIY deck repair. 

Tools Handyman/DIY
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3.4.2 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Deck - Rotted Boards

One or more deck boards are showing signs of rot. Recommend a qualified deck contractor replace.

House front 1 Deck Contractor
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3.4.3 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Improper Deck Construction Practices

"Safety Issue" Poor construction practices were observed at deck inspection. No ledger at connection to house. Deck connections are the number one reasons that decks fail.  Recommend qualified deck contractor evaluate and repair.

House front 1 Deck Contractor
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3.4.4 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Railing Unsafe

There is an unsafe opening in the railing. The spacing on the rail should not exceed 4". An opening greater than 4" is a serious safety hazard especially for children as their head or other body part can become trapped. Also Videos show loose deck railing connections creating an unsafe area. recommend re bolt of railing posts by qualified individual.  

House front 1 Deck Contractor
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3.5.1 - Eaves, Soffits & Fascia

Eaves - Water Stains

Water stains were observed under the roof eaves. This may indicate a previous leak. Recommend qualified roofer evaluate & repair.

Roof Roofing Professional
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3.5.2 - Eaves, Soffits & Fascia

Paint/Finish Failing

The paint or finish is failing. This can lead to deterioration and rot of the material. Recommend that the araes be properly prepared and painted / finished.

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3.7.1 - Exterior GFCI

GFCI missing

*Safety issue* -- There as not sufficient GFCI outlets present on the exterior of the house. At least one GFCI receptacle should be present within 78" vertically of a walking surface in the front and rear of the home. A GFCI device protects from receiving electric shocks from electrical devices used in the home. I recommend licensed electrician upgrade by installing a GFCI in the exterior where it is missing.

Electric Electrical Contractor

4 - Roof

Roof Type/Style
Gable, Cross hip
Coverings: Material
Metal
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
None
Flashings: Material
None
Inspection Method
Roof

I. The inspector shall inspect from ground level or the eaves: A. the roof-covering materials; B. the gutters; C. the downspouts; D. the vents, flashing, skylights, chimney, and other roof penetrations; and E. the general structure of the roof from the readily accessible panels, doors or stairs. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the type of roof-covering materials. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. observed indications of active roof leaks. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. walk on any roof surface. B. predict the service life expectancy. C. inspect underground downspout diverter drainage pipes. D. remove snow, ice, debris or other conditions that prohibit the observation of the roof surfaces. E. move insulation. F. inspect antennae, satellite dishes, lightning arresters, de-icing equipment, or similar attachments. G. walk on any roof areas that appear, in the inspectors opinion, to be unsafe. H. walk on any roof areas if doing so might, in the inspector's opinion, cause damage. I. perform a water test. J. warrant or certify the roof. K. confirm proper fastening or installation of any roof-covering material.

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4.1.1 - Coverings

Damaged (General)

Roof coverings showed moderate damage at convergence in valley at front of the house. Most likely caused by large amount of sliding snow. Some screws loose and metal bent. Recommend a qualified roofing professional evaluate and repair. 

Roof Roofing Professional
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4.1.2 - Coverings

Roof coating warn

At time of inspection on roof it was observed that portions of the roof had green coating worn off.  Recommend possible paint or evaluation from a roofing contractor.

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4.1.3 - Coverings

Screws loose

Screws loose on edge of roof. Temperatures in Tahoe and especially in truckee can cause screws to come loose quicker than other areas. I recommend screws be tightened or replaced where needed once every few years.  Keeping up on maintenance will increase the longevity of the roof.  

Roof Roofing Professional
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4.4.1 - Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations

Roof penetrations

Roof penetrations should be covered by a cricket if further than 18" from ridge or waterproofed with a boot when under 18" from ridge. Damage can occur due to sun and element exposure over time. 

Roof Roofing Professional

5 - Doors, Windows & Interior

Windows: Window Manufacturer
Milgard
Windows: Window Type
Double-hung
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet, Hardwood, Tile
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Trim & Baseboard: Trim & Baseboard materials
Wood
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Drywall
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Wood
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Granite

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. a representative number of doors and windows by opening and closing them; B. floors, walls and ceilings; C. stairs, steps, landings, stairways and ramps; D. railings, guards and handrails; and E. garage vehicle doors and the operation of garage vehicle door openers, using normal operating controls. II. The inspector shall describe: A. a garage vehicle door as manually-operated or installed with a garage door opener. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. improper spacing between intermediate balusters, spindles and rails for steps, stairways, guards and railings; B. photo-electric safety sensors that did not operate properly; and C. any window that was obviously fogged or displayed other evidence of broken seals. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. inspect paint, wallpaper, window treatments or finish treatments. B. inspect floor coverings or carpeting. C. inspect central vacuum systems. D. inspect for safety glazing. E. inspect security systems or components. F. evaluate the fastening of islands, countertops, cabinets, sink tops or fixtures. G. move furniture, stored items, or any coverings, such as carpets or rugs, in order to inspect the concealed floor structure. H. move suspended-ceiling tiles. I. inspect or move any household appliances. J. inspect or operate equipment housed in the garage, except as otherwise noted. K. verify or certify the proper operation of any pressure-activated auto-reverse or related safety feature of a garage door. L. operate or evaluate any security bar release and opening mechanisms, whether interior or exterior, including their compliance with local, state or federal standards. M. operate any system, appliance or component that requires the use of special keys, codes, combinations or devices. N. operate or evaluate self-cleaning oven cycles, tilt guards/latches, or signal lights. O. inspect microwave ovens or test leakage from microwave ovens. P. operate or examine any sauna, steamgenerating equipment, kiln, toaster, ice maker, coffee maker, can opener, bread warmer, blender, instant hot-water dispenser, or other small, ancillary appliances or devices. Q. inspect elevators. R. inspect remote controls. S. inspect appliances. T. inspect items not permanently installed. U. discover firewall compromises. V. inspect pools, spas or fountains. W. determine the adequacy of whirlpool or spa jets, water force, or bubble effects. X. determine the structural integrity or leakage of pools or spas.

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5.1.1 - Doors

Door Sticks

Door sticks and is tough to open. Recommend sanding down offending sides.

Here is a helpful DIY article on how to fix a sticking door. 

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5.2.1 - Windows

Rough operation

At time of inspection double hung aluminum windows opened and closed with some uneven operation.  Slider windows worked well.  Did not see manufacture date. Recommend service by qualified professional.  

Window Window Repair and Installation Contractor
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5.4.1 - Walls

Nail Pops

Protruding nail heads visible at the time of the inspection appeared to be the result of contact with moisture. After the source of moisture is located and corrected, protruding nails should be removed, drywall re-fastened and the drywall finished to match the existing wall surfaces. All work should be performed by a qualified drywall or painting contractor.

Wrench DIY

6 - Heating

Equipment: Brand
Snyder General
Equipment: Energy Source
Gas
Equipment: Heat Type
Forced Air
Distribution Systems: Ductwork
Insulated
AFUE Rating
Not Listed

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.

Presence of Installed Heat Source in Each Room: Floor registers present in each room

Floor registers in each room performing at expected levels. Heat levels vary from starting measurements to final reading. Heat increased as each register was tested. All registers are operating properly.

Normal Operating Controls: Manufacture date of furnace

The furnace is in its 20th year of service. Recommend certified technician evaluate for life expectancy.  

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the heating system, using normal operating controls. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the location of the thermostat for the heating system; B. the energy source; and C. the heating method. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. any heating system that did not operate; and B. if the heating system was deemed inaccessible. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. inspect or evaluate the interior of flues or chimneys, fire chambers, heat exchangers, combustion air systems, fresh-air intakes, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, electronic air filters, geothermal systems, or solar heating systems. B. inspect fuel tanks or underground or concealed fuel supply systems. C. determine the uniformity, temperature, flow, balance, distribution, size, capacity, BTU, or supply adequacy of the heating system. D. light or ignite pilot flames. E. activate heating, heat pump systems, or other heating systems when ambient temperatures or other circumstances are not conducive to safe operation or may damage the equipment. F. override electronic thermostats. G. evaluate fuel quality. H. verify thermostat calibration, heat anticipation, or automatic setbacks, timers, programs or clocks.

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6.1.1 - Equipment

Corrosion

Furnace showed minor water damage  in one or more areas. This could be the result of improper venting, which the source would need to be identified. Recommend a HVAC contractor evaluate as well as recommended repair on through roof penetration

Roof Roofing Professional
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6.1.2 - Equipment

Foil tape on pipe connections

"Safety issue"  At time of inspection foil tape was observed on the single wall vent pipe for the furnace.  Tape is not recommended on single wall vent pipes due to possible fire danger.  Recommend removal of tape and adding of 3 screws per connection.

Tools Handyman/DIY

7 - Cooling

NO cooling
Distribution System: Configuration
N/A

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the cooling system, using normal operating controls. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the location of the thermostat for the cooling system; and B. the cooling method. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. any cooling system that did not operate; and B. if the cooling system was deemed inaccessible. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. determine the uniformity, temperature, flow, balance, distribution, size, capacity, BTU, or supply adequacy of the cooling system. B. inspect portable window units, through-wall units, or electronic air filters. C. operate equipment or systems if the exterior temperature is below 65 Fahrenheit, or when other circumstances are not conducive to safe operation or may damage the equipment. D. inspect or determine thermostat calibration, cooling anticipation, or automatic setbacks or clocks. E. examine electrical current, coolant fluids or gases, or coolant leakage.

8 - Plumbing

Filters
Cold air return
Water Source
Public
Main Water Shut-off Device: Location
Hall closet by garage
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Drain Size
2"
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Material
ABS
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Distribution Material
Copper
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Water Supply Material
Copper
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Capacity
40 gallons
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Location
Garage
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Power Source/Type
Gas
Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems: Main Gas Shut-off Location
Gas Meter
Sump Pump: Location
None
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Manufacturer
Rheem

I recommend flushing & servicing your water heater tank annually for optimal performance. Water temperature should be set to at least 120 degrees F to kill microbes and no higher than 130 degrees F to prevent scalding. 

Here is a nice maintenance guide from Lowe's to help. 

Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Cleanout

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the main water supply shut-off valve; B. the main fuel supply shut-off valve; C. the water heating equipment, including the energy source, venting connections, temperature/pressure-relief (TPR) valves, Watts 210 valves, and seismic bracing; D. interior water supply, including all fixtures and faucets, by running the water; E. all toilets for proper operation by flushing; F. all sinks, tubs and showers for functional drainage; G. the drain, waste and vent system; and H. drainage sump pumps with accessible floats. II. The inspector shall describe: A. whether the water supply is public or private based upon observed evidence; B. the location of the main water supply shut-off valve; C. the location of the main fuel supply shut-off valve; D. the location of any observed fuel-storage system; and E. the capacity of the water heating equipment, if labeled. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. deficiencies in the water supply by viewing the functional flow in two fixtures operated simultaneously; B. deficiencies in the installation of hot and cold water faucets; C. mechanical drain stops that were missing or did not operate if installed in sinks, lavatories and tubs; and D. toilets that were damaged, had loose connections to the floor, were leaking, or had tank components that did not operate. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. light or ignite pilot flames. B. measure the capacity, temperature, age, life expectancy or adequacy of the water heater. C. inspect the interior of flues or chimneys, combustion air systems, water softener or filtering systems, well pumps or tanks, safety or shut-off valves, floor drains, lawn sprinkler systems, or fire sprinkler systems. D. determine the exact flow rate, volume, pressure, temperature or adequacy of the water supply. E. determine the water quality, potability or reliability of the water supply or source. F. open sealed plumbing access panels. G. inspect clothes washing machines or their connections. H. operate any valve. I. test shower pans, tub and shower surrounds or enclosures for leakage or functional overflow protection. J. evaluate the compliance with conservation, energy or building standards, or the proper design or sizing of any water, waste or venting components, fixtures or piping. K. determine the effectiveness of anti-siphon, backflow prevention or drain-stop devices. L. determine whether there are sufficient cleanouts for effective cleaning of drains. M. evaluate fuel storage tanks or supply systems. N. inspect wastewater treatment systems. O. inspect water treatment systems or water filters. P. inspect water storage tanks, pressure pumps, or bladder tanks. Q. evaluate wait time to obtain hot water at fixtures, or perform testing of any kind to water heater elements. R. evaluate or determine the adequacy of combustion air. S. test, operate, open or close: safety controls, manual stop valves, temperature/pressure-relief valves, control valves, or check valves. T. examine ancillary or auxiliary systems or components, such as, but not limited to, those related to solar water heating and hot water circulation. U. determine the existence or condition of polybutylene plumbing. V. inspect or test for gas or fuel leaks, or indications thereof.

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8.2.1 - Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems

Improper Connection

An improper connection under kitchen sink was observed at a drain, waste or vent pipe. Recommend a qualified plumber evaluate and repair.

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9 - Electrical

Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Overhead
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Main Panel Location
Front of house
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Capacity
100 AMP
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Manufacturer
GE
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Sub Panel Location
Kitchen, Hallway
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Branch Wire 15 and 20 AMP
Copper
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Wiring Method
Conduit, Romex
Smoke / CO2 Detectors: Smoke/ co2

Smoke / CO2 are present in each room.

Panel grounding

Panel grounding to water line.

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the service drop; B. the overhead service conductors and attachment point; C. the service head, gooseneck and drip loops; D. the service mast, service conduit and raceway; E. the electric meter and base; F. service-entrance conductors; G. the main service disconnect; H. panelboards and over-current protection devices (circuit breakers and fuses); I. service grounding and bonding; J. a representative number of switches, lighting fixtures and receptacles, including receptacles observed and deemed to be arc-fault circuit interrupter (AFCI)-protected using the AFCI test button, where possible; K. all ground-fault circuit interrupter receptacles and circuit breakers observed and deemed to be GFCIs using a GFCI tester, where possible; and L. smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the main service disconnect's amperage rating, if labeled; and B. the type of wiring observed. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. deficiencies in the integrity of the serviceentrance conductors insulation, drip loop, and vertical clearances from grade and roofs; B. any unused circuit-breaker panel opening that was not filled; C. the presence of solid conductor aluminum branch-circuit wiring, if readily visible; D. any tested receptacle in which power was not present, polarity was incorrect, the cover was not in place, the GFCI devices were not properly installed or did not operate properly, evidence of arcing or excessive heat, and where the receptacle was not grounded or was not secured to the wall; and E. the absence of smoke detectors. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. insert any tool, probe or device into the main panelboard, sub-panels, distribution panelboards, or electrical fixtures. B. operate electrical systems that are shut down. C. remove panelboard cabinet covers or dead fronts. D. operate or re-set over-current protection devices or overload devices. E. operate or test smoke or carbon-monoxide detectors or alarms F. inspect, operate or test any security, fire or alarms systems or components, or other warning or signaling systems. G. measure or determine the amperage or voltage of the main service equipment, if not visibly labeled. H. inspect ancillary wiring or remote-control devices. I. activate any electrical systems or branch circuits that are not energized. J. inspect low-voltage systems, electrical de-icing tapes, swimming pool wiring, or any timecontrolled devices. K. verify the service ground. L. inspect private or emergency electrical supply sources, including, but not limited to: generators, windmills, photovoltaic solar collectors, or battery or electrical storage facility. M. inspect spark or lightning arrestors. N. inspect or test de-icing equipment. O. conduct voltage-drop calculations. P. determine the accuracy of labeling. Q. inspect exterior lighting.

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9.2.1 - Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device

Sub panel

Double tap on neutral conductors is not permitted. One neutral per hole. Recommend licensed electrician to evaluate and correct.  

Electric Electrical Contractor
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9.5.1 - GFCI & AFCI

No GFCI Protection Installed
Kitchen

No GFCI protection present in all locations. Recommend licensed electrician upgrade by installing ground fault receptacles in all locations. Kitchen outlets have one GFCI and outlet in the same plug. GFCI needs to connect through all outlets on each separate side of kitchen.  

Here is a link to read about how GFCI receptacles keep you safe. 

Electric Electrical Contractor
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9.8.1 - GFCI & AFCI

Improper Installation

Master bath vanity area is protected by GFCI but it is wired to trip the GFCI outlet in guest bath.  Recommend evaluation by licensed electrician.  

Electric Electrical Contractor

10 - Fireplace

Type
Gas
Damper Doors: Fireplace

Gas fireplace was in normal working order.

I. The inspector shall inspect:

readily accessible and visible portions of the fireplaces and chimneys;

lintels above the fireplace openings;

damper doors by opening and closing them, if readily accessible and manually operable; and

cleanout doors and frames.

II. The inspector shall describe:

the type of fireplace.

III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction:

evidence of joint separation, damage or deterioration of the hearth, hearth extension or chambers;

manually operated dampers that did not open and close;

the lack of a smoke detector in the same room as the fireplace;

the lack of a carbon-monoxide detector in the same room as the fireplace; and

cleanouts not made of metal, pre-cast cement, or other non-combustible material.

IV. The inspector is not required to:

inspect the flue or vent system.

inspect the interior of chimneys or flues, fire doors or screens, seals or gaskets, or mantels.

determine the need for a chimney sweep.

operate gas fireplace inserts.

light pilot flames.

determine the appropriateness of any installation.

inspect automatic fuel-fed devices.

inspect combustion and/or make-up air devices.

inspect heat-distribution assists, whether gravity-controlled or fan-assisted.

ignite or extinguish fires.

determine the adequacy of drafts or draft characteristics.

move fireplace inserts, stoves or firebox contents.

perform a smoke test.

dismantle or remove any component.

perform a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)-style inspection.

perform a Phase I fireplace and chimney inspection.

11 - Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure

Inspection Method
Crawlspace Access
Foundation: Material
Concrete
Floor Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Dirt
Floor Structure: Material
N/A
Floor Structure: Sub-floor
N/A
Hanging wires: Hanging wire in crawl

At time of inspection hanging  wires were observed crawl. Recommend attaching to floor joists with electrical staples.

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.

12 - Attic, Insulation & Ventilation

Dryer Power Source
Gas
Dryer Vent
Metal (Flex)
Flooring Insulation
Unfaced
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Fiberglass
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Soffit Vents
Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Fans
None
Attic Insulation: Attic insulation R value

R-19

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. insulation in unfinished spaces, including attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas; B. ventilation of unfinished spaces, including attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas; and C. mechanical exhaust systems in the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry area. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the type of insulation observed; and B. the approximate average depth of insulation observed at the unfinished attic floor area or roof structure. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. the general absence of insulation or ventilation in unfinished spaces. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. enter the attic or any unfinished spaces that are not readily accessible, or where entry could cause damage or, in the inspector's opinion, pose a safety hazard. B. move, touch or disturb insulation. C. move, touch or disturb vapor retarders. D. break or otherwise damage the surface finish or weather seal on or around access panels or covers. E. identify the composition or R-value of insulation material. F. activate thermostatically operated fans. G. determine the types of materials used in insulation or wrapping of pipes, ducts, jackets, boilers or wiring. H. determine the adequacy of ventilation.

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12.2.1 - Vapor Retarders (Crawlspace or Basement)

No Vapor Barrier

There is no vapor barrier on crawl floor. This can result in unwanted moisture in unconditioned space. Recommend installation of proper vapor barrier. 

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12.3.1 - Ventilation

Attic Ventilation Insufficient

Attic venting was insufficient at time of inspection. Modern standards recommend 1.5 square feet of venting area for every 300 square feet of attic floor space. Recommend an attic contractor evaluate and remedy. Soffit vents were only venting present at time of inspection.  Gable vents will increase circulation of air in unconditioned space.

Hardhat General Contractor

13 - Garage

Concrete crack: Concrete cracking

minor concrete cracking was observed at time of inspection.  Recommend sealing crack to prevent from becoming larger over time. 

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13.2.1 - Garage door

Garage door pressure

At time of inspection the garage door closing pressure was set high. Higher settings can be dangerous for children and pets getting caught under door as it comes down. Recommend evaluation and adjustment by a qualified individual.

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13.3.1 - GFCI not present

No GFCI

No GFCI at time of inspection. Recommend instal of GFCI in garage to protect against water penetration hazard.  

Electric Electrical Contractor