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1234 Main St.
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
12/07/2019 9:00AM

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This report is the exclusive property of this inspection company and the client(s) listed in the report title. Use of this report by any unauthorized persons is prohibited.

Please Read All Components: This report includes multiple sections and areas of information, each section has a limitation and SOP section headers.

While the summary typically covers the report there may be limitations that you should be aware of.  

It is recommended that any noted deficiencies be evaluated and repaired by a licensed/certified contractor of trade.

1 - Inspection Details

Start Time
Finish Time
In Attendance
Client, Client's Agent
Weather Conditions
Temperature (approximate)
35 Fahrenheit (F)
Structures Inspected
Type of Building
Year Built
Foundation Type
All Utilities On
Information: Category Description

Listed below is a description of the Categories used throughout the report to help understand the severity of an item.  Any items list in the below categories may be based on the inspectors opinion.  These categories are not designed to be considered as an enforceable repair or responsibility of the current homeowner, but designed to inform the current client of the current condition of the property and structure.  They may be used in negotiations between real estate professionals. 

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

Deficiencies =  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 is an adverse condition at some point in the future; consideration 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 licensed handyman or qualified contractor of trade and are not considered routine maintenance or DIY items.  

Safety & Immediate Attention =  The item, component, or system poses a safety concern to occupants in or around the home.  Some listed concerns may have been considered acceptable for the time of the structures construction, but pose a current risk.  

The item, component or system is not functioning as intended, or needs further inspection by a qualified license contractor of trade; possible damage to the structure, item, or component may occur. Repairs may be possible to satisfactory condition with out repair.  


A home inspection is not a pass or fail type of inspection.It is a visual only evaluation of the conditions of the systems and accessible components of the home designed to identify areas of concern within specific systems or components defined by the State of New Jersey Standards of Practice, that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector at the exact date and time of inspection. Conditions can and will change after the inspection over time. Future conditions or component failure can not be foreseen or reported on. Components that are not readily accessible can not be inspected.Issues that are considered as cosmetic are not addressed in this report. (Holes, stains, scratches, unevenness, missing trim, paint and finish flaws or odors). It is not the intent of this report to make the house new again.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.


When the direction of "Left or Right" is mentioned, it is a description of the area of the house, facing the house from the street looking towards the house, unless otherwise stated.

2 - Roof

Inspection Method
Roof Type/Style
Coverings: Material
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Flashings: Material
Aluminum, Copper
Roof Photos

(g) When inspecting the roof of a residential building, the home inspector or associate home inspector shall: 1. Inspect: i. Roofing surface, excluding antennae and other installed accessories such as solar heating systems, lightning arresters, and satellite dishes; ii. Roof drainage systems; iii. Flashing; iv. Skylights; and v. Exterior of chimneys; 2. Describe: i. Roof surface; ii. Roof drainage systems; iii. Flashing; iv. Skylights; and v. Chimneys; 3. Employ reasonable, practicable and safe methods to inspect the roof such as: i. Walking on the roof; ii. Observation from a ladder at roof level; or iii. Visual examination with binoculars from ground level; and 4. Describe the methods used to inspect the roof.

2.2.1 - Roof Drainage Systems

Downspouts Drain Into Underground System

One or more downspouts drain into underground piping. The destination of the water after its entry into the ground is unknown. Recommend discussing drainage and piping with the owner. An evaluation of the underground pipes can not be made since the interior of the pipe is not visible.

2.4.1 - Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations

Presence of Skylights

Several skylights are installed in the home. They should be monitored for future leaks and rectified if leaks do occur in the future. Evidence of current leaks was not found during the inspection. Skylights are common roofing leak areas.

2.4.2 - Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations

Skylight Water Penetration
Master Bathroom

There are signs of possible water penetration at or near the skylight.  Skylights, if not properly installed, are prone to leaking. Monitor the condition and if there is sign of leak then have the skylight repaired or replaced.

Proper flashing around the skylight is critical.

3 - Exterior

Inspection Method
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Brick, Vinyl
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Style
Exterior Doors: Exterior Entry Door
Glass, Steel
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Driveway Material
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Appurtenance
Deck with Steps, Front Porch, Patio
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Material
Concrete, Wood, Brick
Exterior Photos

(f) When conducting the inspection of the exterior components, a home inspector or associate home inspector shall: 1. Inspect: i. Exterior surfaces, excluding shutters, and screening, awnings, and other similar seasonal accessories; ii. Exterior doors excluding storm doors or safety glazing; iii. Windows excluding storm windows and safety glazing; iv. Attached or adjacent decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches, and their railings; v. Vegetation, grading, drainage, and retaining walls with respect to their immediate detrimental effect on the condition of the residential building, excluding fences, geological and/or soil conditions, sea walls, break-walls, bulkheads and docks, or erosion control and earth stabilization; vi. Attached or adjacent walkways, patios, and driveways; and vii. Garage doors including automatic door openers and entrapment protection mechanisms, excluding remote control devices; and 2. Describe exterior wall surface type and material.

3.1.1 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Dried/Aged Caulk

One or more areas of caulk around a door/window or siding penetration were dried out and cracking. This could result in moisture intrusion, damage to the interior finishes and possible mold/fungi growth. Recommend repair by a licensed contractor.

3.1.2 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Vegetation Too Close to Home

Vegetation such as trees, shrubs and/or vines was in contact with or close to the building exterior. 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.

3.2.1 - Exterior 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. 

3.3.1 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Driveway Cracking - Minor

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

3.4.1 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

WDI Damage-Carpenter Bees

Wood destroying insect damage(carpenter bees) was observed on one or more deck components but there were no visible insects. The inspector recommends replacing the damaged board(s) and  monitoring the area for future insect infestation and treating the area as needed. 

3.4.2 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Deck Flashing Issues

Flashing at one or more locations was missing / damaged / deteriorated / substandard / loose / corroded. Leaks can occur as a result. Recommend that a licensed contractor repair, replace or install flashing as necessary.

3.4.3 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Deck Stair Stringers-Improper Installation

The stair stringers were attached to the deck with common nails that were toe-nailed in and hurricane clips rather than joist/stair hangers and approved (Teco) nails. The stringers are also nailed too low on the ledger board. This is a potential safety issue. The inspector recommends repair by a licensed contractor. 

3.6.1 - 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. 

4 - Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure

Inspection Method
Foundation: Material
Floor Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Floor Structure: Material
Wood Beams
Floor Structure: Sub-floor
Roof Structure & Attic: Material
Roof Structure & Attic: Type
Ceiling Structure: Limitation-Finished Basement

The basement was partially finished and this restricted viewing of some foundation walls. This is a lmitation and only the exposed basement walls were inspected.

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.

4.1.1 - Foundation

Foundation Cracks - Minor

Minor cracking was noted at the foundation. This is common as concrete ages and shrinkage surface cracks are normal. Recommend monitoring for more serious shifting/displacement. 

Here is an informational article on foundation cracks.

5 - Heating

Equipment: Brand
Equipment: Energy Source
Equipment: Manufacture Date
Equipment: Brand
Equipment: Energy Source
Equipment: Manufacture Date
Equipment: Brand
Equipment: Energy Source
Equipment: Manufacture Date
Equipment: Heat Type
Forced Air
Distribution Systems: Ductwork
Solid Fuel Heating Device (Fireplace, Woodstove): Type
Heating Photos
Equipment: Furnace Age-Tri Zone

The Lennox unit was produced in 2018 and the two Carrier units were produced in 1997 Furnaces in our area have a typical service life of 15-20 years. The two Carrier units will most likely need replacement in the near future.  

Solid Fuel Heating Device (Fireplace, Woodstove): Level 2 Inspection Recommended

Flues are not part of a home inspection and are not inspected. It is recommended to have a full NPMA Level 2 inspection prior to use of your fireplace for the first time by a qualified chimney sweep. A level 2 chimney inspection should include a video camera or other device to examine the interior of the flue.

 (j) When inspecting the heating system, a home inspector or associate home inspector shall: 1. Inspect: i. Installed heating equipment and energy sources, without determining heat supply adequacy or distribution balance, and without operating automatic safety controls or operating heat pumps when weather conditions or other circumstances may cause damage to the pumps, and excluding humidifiers, electronic air filters and solar heating systems; ii. Combustion vent systems and chimneys, excluding interiors of flues or chimneys; iii. Fuel storage tanks, excluding propane and underground storage tanks; and         iv. Visible and accessible portions of the heat exchanger, removing the flame roll-out shield if applicable; and 2. Describe: i. Heating equipment and distribution type; and ii. Energy sources. (n) When inspecting fireplaces and solid fuel burning appliances, a home inspector or associate home inspector shall: 1. Inspect: i. Fireplaces and solid fuel burning appliances, without testing draft characteristics, excluding fire screens and doors, seals and gaskets, automatic fuel feed devices, mantles and non-structural fireplace surrounds, combustion make-up air devices, or gravity fed and fan assisted heat distribution systems; and ii. Chimneys and combustion vents excluding interiors of flues and chimneys; and 2. Describe: i. Type of fireplaces and/or solid fuel burning appliances; ii. Energy source; and iii. Visible evidence of draft characteristics

5.6.1 - Solid Fuel Heating Device (Fireplace, Woodstove)

Firebox Cracking-Evaluate

MInor cracking was observed in the firebox. The inspector recommends evaluation by a licensed chimney inspector. 

6 - Cooling

Cooling Equipment: Brand
Cooling Equipment: Manufacture Date
Cooling Equipment: Brand
Cooling Equipment: Manufacture Date
Cooling Equipment: Brand
Cooling Equipment: Manufacture Date
Cooling Equipment: Energy Source/Type
Cooling Equipment: Location
Exterior North
Distribution System: Configuration
Cooling Photos
Cooling Equipment: Cooling Condenser Age-Tri Zone

The home was equipped with a tri zone HVAC system. The Lennox unit was produced in 2018, the two Carrier units were produced in 1998.  Cooling condensers in our area have a typical service life of 10-15 years. The two Carrier units will most likely need replacement in the near future. 

Cooling Equipment: Low Temperature

The air-conditioning system was not tested because the outside temperature was below 67 degrees fahrenheit and to test it would risk damaging the coils.

 (k) When inspecting the cooling system, a home inspector or associate home inspector shall: 1. Inspect: i. Central cooling system, excluding electronic air filters and excluding determination of cooling supply adequacy or distribution balance and without operating central cooling equipment when weather conditions or other circumstances may cause damage to the cooling equipment; ii. Permanently installed hard-wired, through-wall individual cooling systems; and iii. Energy sources; and 2. Describe: i. Cooling equipment and distribution type; and ii. Energy sources.

6.1.1 - Cooling Equipment

Insulation Missing or Damaged

Missing or damaged insulation on refrigerant line can cause energy loss and condensation. Recommend repair by a licensed HVAC contractor.

7 - Plumbing

Waste System
Water Source
Main Water Shut-off Device: Location
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Drain Size
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Material
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Distribution Material
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Water Supply Material
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Capacity
75 gallons
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Manufacturer
AO Smith
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Manufacture Date
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Power Source/Type
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Location
Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems: Main Gas Meter Location
Sump Pump: Location
Plumbing Photos
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Presence of Sewage Ejection Pump

The home contained a sewage ejector pump installed in a pit in the floor of the basement. Sewage ejector pumps are designed to pump waste from lower-level drain/waste pipes up to the main sewer pipe, which is drained by gravity. Typical examples of situations requiring a sewage ejector pump are homes with finished basements and hillside homes. A sewage ejector pump is beyond the scope of a NJ Home Inspection and therefore was observed, but not inspected. 

Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Hot Water Heater Age

The hot water heater was produced in 1998. Hot water heaters have a typical service life of 8-12 years. This unit will most likely need replacement in the near future.

Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Sprinkler System

A sprinkler system was visible in the home. Sprinkler systems are not covered as part of a NJ Home Inspection. 

(h) When inspecting the plumbing system, a home inspector or associate home inspector shall: 1. Inspect: i. Interior water supply and distribution systems including functional water flow and functional drainage, excluding wells, well pumps, well water sampling or water storage related equipment, determination of water supply quantity or quality and water conditioning systems and lawn irrigation systems; ii. All interior fixtures and faucets, excluding shut off valves, wells, well pumps, well water sampling and water storage related equipment; iii. Drain, waste and vent systems; iv. Domestic water heating systems, without operating safety valves or automatic safety controls, and excluding solar water heating systems; v. Combustion vent systems excluding interiors of flues and chimneys; vi. Fuel distribution systems; and vii. Drainage sumps, sump pumps and related piping; and  2. Describe: i. Predominant interior water supply and distribution piping materials; ii. Predominant drain, waste and vent piping materials; and iii. Water heating equipment including energy sources.

7.3.1 - Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures

Corrosion-Valves and/or Fittings

One or more supply valves or fittings showed signs of corrosion. This could lead to failure which would result in water damage to the interior areas of the home. Recommend monitoring the fitting and repair by a licensed plumber as needed.  

7.3.2 - Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures

Shower Head Leaking

One or more shower head(s) was leaking. This could lead to inefficient water pressure and increased water usage. Recommend repair by a licensed plumber. 

7.6.1 - Sump Pump

Sump Pump Drains Too Close To House

The sump pump drain was draining too close to the home. Water can accumulate around the building foundation or inside crawl spaces or basements as a result. Recommend that a licensed contractor install, replace or repair extensions as necessary so rainwater drains away from the structure.

8 - Electrical

Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Below Ground
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Main Panel Location
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Capacity
200 AMP
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Manufacturer
Square D
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Branch Wire 15 and 20 AMP
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Wiring Method
Electrical Photos
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Branch Wiring

Home branch circuit wiring consists of devices such as switches, outlets, connections for permanently-wired appliances and the electrical conductors which supply them with electricity. Most conductors are hidden behind floor, wall and ceiling coverings and cannot be evaluated by the inspector. The Inspector does not remove cover plates and inspection of branch wiring is limited to proper response to testing of switches and electrical outlets.

 (i) When inspecting the electrical system, a home inspector or associate home inspect shall: 1. Inspect: i. Service entrance system; ii. Main disconnects, main panel and sub panels, including interior components of main panel and sub panels; iii. Service grounding; iv. Wiring, without measuring amperage, voltage or impedance, excluding any wiring not a part of the primary electrical power distribution system, such as central vacuum systems, remote control devices, telephone or cable system wiring, intercom systems, security systems and low voltage wiring systems; v. Over-current protection devices and the compatibility of their ampacity with that of the connected wiring; vi. At least one of each interior installed lighting fixture, switch, and receptacle per room and at least one exterior installed lighting fixture, switch, and receptacle per side of house; and vii. Ground fault circuit interrupters; and 2. Describe:

i. Amperage and voltage rating of the service; ii. Location of main disconnect, main panels, and sub-panels; iii. Type of over-current protection devices; iv. Predominant type of wiring; v. Presence of knob and tube branch circuit wiring; and vi. Presence of solid conductor aluminum branch circuit wiring.

8.4.1 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Open Junction Box(es)
Master Bathroom

Wire splices are exposed due to not being contained in a covered junction box. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of shock and fire. A licensed electrician should evaluate and make repairs as necessary. For example, install securely mounted junction boxes with cover plates where needed to contain wiring splices

8.4.2 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Outlet Not Functioning
Basement-Fromt Left Room

One or more outlets was not functioning. The inspector recommends repair by a licensed electrician.

8.4.3 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Light Fixture Not Installed Properly
Master Bedroom

One or more light fixture was not installed properly. The inspector recommends proper installation by a licensed electrician. 

8.5.1 - GFCI & AFCI

No GFCI Protection Installed
Sump Pump, Laundry Room

No Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) outlet protection provided for listed areas. Although GFCI protection of bathroom outlets may not have been required at the time in which this home was built, as general knowledge of safe building practices has improved with the passage of time,building standards have changed to reflect current understanding.

General guidelines for GFCI - protected receptacles include the following locations:
Outdoors (since 1973)
Bathrooms (since 1975)
Garages (since 1978)
Kitchens (since 1987)
Crawl spaces and unfinished basements (since 1990)
Wet bar sinks (since 1993)
Laundry and utility sinks (since 2005)

The Inspector recommends updating the existing electrical circuits to include GFCI protection by a
licensed electrician.
This can be achieved by:
1. Replacing the current standard outlets with GFCI outlets.
2. Replacing the electrical circuit outlet located closest to the main electrical service panel with a GFCI
3. Replacing the breaker currently protecting the electrical circuit that contains these outlets with a GFCI

9 - Attic, Insulation & Ventilation

Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Batt, Fiberglass
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Ridge Vents, Soffit Vents
Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Fans
Fan Only, Fan with Light
Attic & Insulation

Limitations: The following items or areas are not included in this inspection: areas that could not be traversed or viewed clearly due to lack of access; areas and components obscured by insulation. Any comments made regarding these items are made as a courtesy only. The inspector does not determine the adequacy of the attic ventilation system. Complete access to all roof and attic spaces during all seasons and during prolonged periods of all types of weather conditions (e.g. high/low temperatures, high/low humidity, high wind and rain, melting snow) would be needed to do so. The inspector is not a licensed engineer and does not determine the
adequacy of roof structure components such as trusses, rafters or ceiling beams, or their spacing or sizing. Attic ventilation is not an exact science and can change vary with variations in climate and home design. Although this home may have complied with local requirements which were in effect at the time of original construction, approaches to attic ventilation have
sometimes changed over the years. The General Home Inspection is not a code compliance inspection. The Inspector may make suggestions for improved attic ventilation which are in accordance with modern building practices. The standard approach to attic ventilation in temperate climates is to thermally isolate the attic space from the living space using some type of thermal insulation. The attic is then ventilated using ventilation devices which allow natural air movement to carry away excess heat before it can radiate into the living space, increasing cooling costs and reducing comfort levels, or before heat originating in the living space can create roof problems such as ice damming. In accordance with our standards, we do not attempt to enter attics that have less than thirty inches of headroom, are restricted by ducts, or in which the insulation obscures the joists and thereby makes mobility hazardous, in which case we would inspect them as best we can from the access point. In regard to evaluating the type and amount of insulation on the attic floor, we use only generic terms and approximate measurements, and do not sample or test the material for specific identification. Also, we do not disturb or move any portion of it, and it may well obscure water pipes, electrical conduits, junction boxes, exhaust fans, and other components. Stains from condensation are commonly located in most attics. Such stains may contain fungal growth of some type. The home inspector does NOT perform mold testing. A qualified environmental contractor should be contacted for evaluation of the attic for mold growth PRIOR to closing. If it has not rained recently prior to the inspection, it can be quite difficult to determine if moisture stains are active. Although stained areas may be dry during the home inspection, there is the potential for intermittent leaks to be active depending on weather conditions. Active leaks can occur at any time regardless of the age and condition of the roofing. It is advised to monitor the attic during and after rain and snow events to determine if active leaks may be present.

Attic, Insulation & Ventilation Photos
Access-Hatch Only

Attic is only partially accessible, non-accessible areas could not be inspected and are therefore disclaimed. Viewing limited to observing from hatch areas only. Access is restricted by no floor boards, low headroom or stored goods. The Inspector specifically disclaims defective conditions in all areas not visible in the attic from the access hatch at the time of the inspection and which are not listed in the area of this report pertaining to attic conditions.

(m) When inspecting the insulation components and ventilation system of a residential building, the home inspector or associate home inspector shall: 1. Inspect: i. Insulation in unfinished spaces without disturbing insulation; ii. Ventilation of attics and crawlspaces; and iii. Mechanical ventilation systems; and

2. Describe: i. Insulation in unfinished spaces adjacent to heated areas; and ii. Evidence of inadequate attic and crawlspace ventilation.

10 - Doors, Windows & Interior

Windows: Window Manufacturer
Windows: Window Type
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet, Hardwood, Laminate, Tile
Walls: Wall Material
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Suspended Ceiling Panels, Drywall
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material

 (l) When inspecting the interior of a residential building, a home inspector or associate home inspector shall: 1. Inspect: i. Walls, ceilings, and floors excluding paint, wallpaper and other finish treatments, carpeting and other non-permanent floor coverings; ii. Steps, stairways, and railings;

iii. Installed kitchen wall cabinets to determine if secure; iv. At least one interior passage door and operate one window per room excluding window treatments; and

10.1.1 - Doors

Door Handle Loose/Not Operational
2nd Floor Left Bathroom

One or more door handles was/were loose or not operational. Recommend repair by a licensed contractor. 

10.1.2 - Doors

Door Doesn't Latch

One or more doors didn't latch properly because the door handles were installed backwards. Recommend handyman repair latch and/or strike plate.

10.2.1 - Windows

Missing Screen

The windows in the front of the house and one side window were missing window screens. The inspector recommends installing window screens for safety.  

10.2.2 - Windows

Screen(s) Damaged

One or more window screens were damaged. This could allow insect and/or vermin entry. Recommend repair or replacement of the window screens. 

10.3.1 - Floors

Carpet Stains

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

10.3.2 - Floors

Soft Spot

The floor area in front of the laundry sink was soft. The inspector recommends evaluating the subfloor and replacing it if necessary. 

10.4.1 - Walls

Caulk Deterioration
Rear Center Bathroom- 2nd Floor

One or more areas showed signs of missing or deteriorated caulk. This could allow moisture intrusion causing rot and possible mold/fungi growth. Recommend removal of all old caulk and application of new caulk by a licensed contractor.

10.4.2 - Walls

Minor Cracks

Minor cracks in the drywall walls. Appeared to be the result of long-term settling. Some settling is not unusual in a home of this age and these cracks are not a structural concern.

10.4.3 - Walls


The shower pan in the master bathroom had excessive where the shower pan meets the wall. The inspector recommends repairing the area properly by a licensed contractor to avoid moisture issues in the future.

10.5.1 - Ceilings

Ceiling-Dry Stains

Stains were found in one or more ceiling areas. However, no elevated levels of moisture were found. The stain was on a suspended ceiling panel below ductwork in the basement. The inspector recommends monitoring the area in the future and making repairs if neccesary. 

11 - Household Appliances

Dishwasher: Brand
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Exhaust Hood Type
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Brand
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Energy Source
Appliance Photos

v) Household appliances limited to: (1) The kitchen range and oven to determine operation of burners or heating elements excluding microwave ovens and the operation of self-cleaning
cycles and appliance timers and thermostats; (2) Dishwasher to determine water supply and drainage; and (3) Garbage disposer.

11.2.1 - Range/Oven/Cooktop

Burner Not Lighting
Left Rear Burner

One or more burners did not light when activated. The inspector recommends repair by a licensed appliance repair technician. 

11.2.2 - Range/Oven/Cooktop

Missing Burner Caps

The burners for the cooktop were missing caps. The inspector recommends replacing the caps prior to using the cooktop. 

12 - Garage

Garage Door: Material
Garage Door: Type
Garage Photos
12.2.1 - Floor


Cracking visible in the garage floor.Recommend monitoring the cracking and evaluation by a structural engineer in the future if the cracking worsens. 

12.2.2 - Floor


Garage floor shows visible staining from oil/grease. Recommend scrubbing with a degreaser or cleaning solution. 

Here is a DIY resource to help.

12.5.1 - Garage Door Opener

Inoperable Automatic Opener
MIddle Door

One automatic door opener was inoperable and should be examined by a licensed contractor or technician.