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1234 Main St.
Centralia WA 98531
12/16/2018 9:00AM

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awareness
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Consideration
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Urgent

Comment Key - Definitions

This report divides deficiencies into three categories; Urgent (in red), Consideration (in orange)and Awareness (in blue). Safety Hazards or concerns will be listed in the Red or Orange categories depending on their perceived danger, but should always be addressed ASAP. 

  • Urgent - Significant items or components that were not functional and/or may require a major expense to correct. Items categorized in this manner require further evaluation and repairs or replacement as needed by a Qualified Contractor. 
  • Consideration - Items or components that were found to include a deficiency but were still functional at the time of inspection, although this functionality may be impaired or not ideal. Repairs are recommended to items categorized in this manner for optimal performance and/or to avoid future problems or adverse conditions that may occur due to the defect. Items categorized in this manner typically require repairs from a Handyman/DIY or Qualified Contractor and may not be considered routine maintenance. In some cases we will recommend a qualified/licensed contractor, depending on the item complexity. 
  • Awareness - Items or components that were found to be in need of recurring or basic general maintenance and/or may need minor repairs which may improve their functionality. Typically these items are considered to represent a less significant immediate cost than those listed in the previous two categories and can be addressed by a Homeowner or Handyman.  Included in this section are (1) items that were at the end of their typical service life or beginning to show signs of wear, but were in the opinion of the inspector, still functional at the time of inspection and (2) general wear and tear items that are not necessarily in need of repair but the inspector just wanted to male the homeowner aware of his opinion on the item. Minor concrete walkway cracking may fall in to this category, as an example. Also in this category are items that are at, or past their typical service life will require subsequent observation to monitor performance with the understanding that replacement or major repairs should be anticipated. 

These categorizations are in our professional opinion and based on what we observed at the time of inspection, and these categorizations should not be construed as to mean that items designated as "Awareness" or "Consideration" do not need repairs or replacement. The recommendation in the text of the comment is more important than it's categorization. Due to your opinions or personal experience you may feel defects belong in a different category, and you should feel free to consider the importance you believe they hold during your purchasing decision - if this inspection is part of a real estate transaction. Once again it is the "Recommendations" in the text of the comment pertaining to each defect that is paramount, not it's categorical placement. 

Cornerstone Northwest Inspections strives to perform all inspections in compliance with the Washington State Standards of Practice (SOP), found in Washington Administrative Code (WAC) Chapter 308-408C, found at: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=308-408C. As such, we inspect the readily accessible, visually observable, installed systems and components of the home as designated in these SOPs. When systems or components designated in the SOPs were present but not inspected, the reason(s) the item was not inspected will be stated as a "Limitation". This inspection is neither technically exhaustive or quantitative.

This report contains observations of those systems and components that, in our professional judgement, were not functioning properly, significantly deficient, or unsafe, and items we want to make the client/homeowner aware of.  

This inspection will not reveal every issue that may be present, but only those defects that were visible at the time of inspection. This inspection can not predict future conditions, or determine if latent or concealed defects are present. Once again, the statements made in this report reflect the conditions as existing at the time of Inspection only, and expire at the completion of the inspection. Weather conditions and other changes in conditions may reveal problems that were not present at the time of inspection; including roof leaks, or water infiltration into crawl spaces or basements. as examples. 

This report is considered supplemental to the Sellers Disclosure, if this property is for sale.

This inspection is NOT a GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE CONDITIONS OF THE PROPERTY, INCLUDING THE ITEMS AND SYSTEMS INSPECTED, AND IT SHOULD NOT BE RELIED ON AS SUCH. If this inspection is in conjunction with a real estate transaction, it is a tool to assist you in your buying decision and it should be used alongside the sellers disclosure, pest inspection report (if applicable), and quotes and advice from the tradespeople recommended in this report to gain a better understanding of the condition of the home. Some risk is always involved when purchasing a property and unexpected repairs should be anticipated, as this is unfortunately, a part of home ownership. There are no perfect homes. 

Notice to Third Parties

This report is the property of the Client named herein and is non-transferrable to any and all third-parties or subsequent buyers. THE INFORMATION IN THIS REPORT SHALL NOT BE RELIED UPON BY ANY ONE OTHER THAN THE CLIENT NAMED HEREIN. This report is governed by an Inspection agreement that contained the scope of the inspection, including limitations and exclusions. Unauthorized recipients are advised to contact a qualified Home Inspector of their choosing to provide them with their own inspection and report.  

Items Not Inspected and Other Limitations

There are items not considered in a home inspection such as, but not limited to; fences and gates, pools and spas, outbuildings or any other detached structure, refrigerators, washers / dryers, storm doors and storm windows, screens, window AC units, central vacuum systems, water softeners, alarm and intercom systems, and any item that is not a permanent attached component of the home. Also drop ceiling tiles are not removed, as they are easily damaged, and this is a non-invasive inspection. Subterranean systems are also excluded, such as but not limited to: sewer lines, septic tanks, water delivery systems, and underground fuel storage tanks. 

Water and gas shut off valves are not operated under any circumstances. Also, any component or appliance that is unplugged or "shut off" is not turned on or connected for the sake of evaluation. We do not have knowledge of why a component may be shut down, and can not be liable for damages that may result from activating said components / appliances. 

Also not reported on are the causes of the need for a repair; the methods, materials, and costs of corrections; the suitability of the property for any specialized use; compliance or non-compliance with codes, ordinances, statutes, regulatory requirements or restrictions; the market value of the property or its marketability; the advisability or inadvisability of purchase of the property; any component or system that was not observed; calculate the strength, adequacy, design or efficiency of any system or component; enter any area or perform any procedure that may damage the property or its components or be dangerous to the home inspector or other persons; operate any system or component that is shut down or otherwise inoperable; operate any system or component that does not respond to normal operating controls; disturb insulation, move personal items, panels, furniture, equipment, plant life, soil, snow, ice, or debris that obstructs access or visibility. 

Lastly, unless agreed to in writing, a home inspection does not identify environmental concerns or presence of the following (not limited to): asbestos, lead, lead based paint, radon, mold, wood destroying organisms (termites, etc), cockroaches, rodents, pesticides, fungus, treated lumber, Chinese-manufactured drywall, mercury, or carbon monoxide.

Recommended Contractors Information

It is recommended licensed professionals be used for repairs on significant defects noted in this report. Where possible, your inspector will differentiate where deficiencies should be addressed by a home owner, handyman, or qualified professional. This decision comes down to competency and liability - both for the home inspector and the home owner.  Copies of repair receipts should be kept for warranty purposes. The use of the term "Qualified Person" in this report relates to an individual or company who is either licensed or certified in the field of concern. If we recommend evaluation or repairs by contractors or other licensed professionals, it is possible that they will discover additional problems since they will be invasive with their evaluation and repairs. Any listed items in this report concerning areas reserved for such experts should not be construed as a detailed, comprehensive, and / or exhaustive list of problems, or areas of concern.

Any suggested causes of damage or defects, and methods of repair mentioned in this report are considered a professional courtesy to assist you in better understanding the condition of the home, and in our opinion, only from the standpoint of a visual inspection. The causes of damage/defects and repair methods should not be wholly relied upon. Contractors or other licensed professionals will have the final determination on causes of damage/deficiencies, and the best methods of repairs, due to being invasive with their evaluation. Their evaluation will supersede the information found in this report.

Other Notes - Important Info

INACCESSIBLE AREAS: In the report, there may be specific references to areas and items that were inaccessible. We can make no representations regarding conditions that may be present but were concealed or inaccessible for review. With access and an opportunity for inspection, reportable conditions may be found in these areas. We will identify this situation as a Limitation to our inspection. 

COMPONENT LIFE EXPECTANCY - Components may be listed as having no deficiencies at the time of inspection, but may fail at any time due to their age or lack of maintenance, that couldn't be determined by the inspector. A life expectancy chart can be viewed by visiting http://prohitn.com/component-life-expectancies/

PHOTOGRAPHS: Many photos are included in your inspection report. These photos are for informational purposes only and do not attempt to show every instance or occurrence of a defect.

TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS: This report is proofread before publishing, but typographical errors may be present. If any errors are noticed, please feel free to contact us for clarification.

Thank you for trusting Cornerstone Northwest Inspections, where YOUR Peace of Mind is OUR Business. 


1 - 1. Inspection Details

In Attendance
Inspector Only
Occupancy
Furnished, Occupied
Style
Bungalow
Type of Building
Single Family
Weather Conditions
Clear, Dry
Temperature (approximate)
66 Fahrenheit (F)
Client not available for post-inspection review

Client was not present for post inspection review.

2 - 2. Roof

IN NI NP D
2.1 Roof Drainage Systems X
2.2 Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations X
2.3 Flashings X
Roof Coverings
Composite
Inspection Method
Ground, Ladder
Roof Type/Style
Gable
Flashings: Material
Aluminum
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Aluminum
General Roof Comments
Roof is mid-life span and is in decent shape. The rear roof has a build up of moss. Recommend killing and clearing the moss for proper water drainage.

Roof has been patched. The west side of the home has a different roofing material as the east side. Both are in good shape.

Roof Edge Inspection

Roof was deemed too steep to walk. Adequate inspection was performed at the roof's edge at multiple locations.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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2.1.1 - Roof Drainage Systems

Downspouts Missing
Entire home except the very rear

Home was missing downspouts in one or more areas. This can result in excessive moisture in the soil at the foundation, which can lead to foundation/structural movement. Recommend installation of downspous and extensions that drain at least 6 feet from the foundation. 

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2.1.2 - Roof Drainage Systems

Gutter Damaged
Back left of home

Gutters were damaged. This can result in excessive moisture in the soil at the foundation, which can lead to foundation/structural movement. Recommend repair. 

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2.1.3 - Roof Drainage Systems

Gutter Improperly Sloped
Back right side of home

Gutters are improperly sloped in areas, which could result in runoff drainage over the edge of gutter, placing water next to the home. Recommend adding additional downspout to the rear of home on the right.

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2.3.1 - Flashings

Exposed nail heads

Roof vents have exposed nail heads. This can allow water penetration over time. Recommend a dab of silicone caulk to seal. Most roof vents on the home have this condition.

Tools Handyman/DIY

3 - 3. Exterior

IN NI NP D
3.1 Siding, Flashing & Trim X
3.2 Walkways, Patios & Driveways X
3.3 Exterior Doors X
3.4 Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps X
3.5 Eaves, Soffits & Fascia X
3.6 Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls X
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Composite, Wood
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Style
Lap, Shingle
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Patio
Wood
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Appurtenance
Deck, Front Porch, Hot Tub
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Material
Wood
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Driveway Material
Concrete
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Walkways
Concrete, Paver
Exterior Doors: Exterior Doors
Wood, Fiberglass, Glass
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Unable to Inspect Under Deck
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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3.1.1 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Caulking Needed

Soffit needs scraping, caulking, and painting. Lack of caulking will allow moisture intrusion, which leads to wood rot and other structural moisture issues. Recommend scraping, caulking, and painting. Also recommend filling holes below electric panel. Moisture will get into the wall structure and cause damage. Recommend filling and painting. 

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3.2.1 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Patio Cracking - Minor

Normal settling & cracking observed. Recommend monitor and/or patch/seal if desired.

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3.2.2 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Vegetation Overgrowing Walkway

Vegetation is over growing walkway. Recommend trimming to prevent tripping.

Wrench DIY
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3.3.1 - Exterior Doors

No Egress Lighting

No operable egress lighting by side door. All exit doors should have functioning lighting. May need bulbs replaced in fixture.

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3.4.1 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Deck - Water Sealant Required

Deck is showing signs of weathering and/or water damage. Recommend water sealant/ weatherproofing be applied.

Here is a helpful article on staining & sealing your deck. 

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3.4.2 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Ledger Board Improperly Installed

There is no ledger board attaching the front porch to the house. This can cause the deck to pull away from the building and possibly collapse. Recommend ledger board be properly installed and attach deck to it. 

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

Porch Ceiling Paint Cracking

Porch ceiling paint is cracking and peeling. Recommend scraping, caulking, & repainting to prevent moisture intrusion.

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3.4.4 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Loose Handrail

Front stair handrails loose & too low. Recommend repairing and raising to 36” height.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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3.6.1 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Foliage too close to exterior cladding.
Both sides of house

This condition promotes moisture introduction to exterior cladding, which may cause material rot and decay. Recommend removal of all foliage within 1 feet of structure.

Tools Handyman/DIY

4 - 4. Garage

IN NI NP D
4.1 Ceiling X
4.2 Floor X
4.3 Walls & Firewalls X
4.4 Garage Door X
4.5 Garage Door Opener X
4.6 Occupant Door (From garage to inside of home) X
Number of Cars
One
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency

5 - 5. Electrical

IN NI NP D
5.1 Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device X
5.2 Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses X
5.3 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
5.4 GFCI & AFCI X
5.5 Smoke Detectors X
5.6 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X
Meter Amp Rating
200
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Capacity
200 AMP
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Manufacturer
Siemens
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Sub Panel Location
None
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Grounding and Bonding
Service panel neutral and ground buses bonded, Each service panel neutral terminates on its own lug, Service panel enclosure bonded to ground
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Branch Wire 15 and 20 AMP
Copper
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Wiring Method
Knob & Tube, Romex
GFCI & AFCI: In panel GFCI
No
GFCI & AFCI: In Panel AFCI
No
Smoke Detectors: Present
Yes, No
Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Present
No
Electrical Service Conductors
Overhead, 220 Volts
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Main Panel Location
Exterior by Garage
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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5.1.1 - Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device

Missing Labels on Panel

At the time of inspection, panel was missing labeling. Recommend identification  and map out locations. 

Electric Electrical Contractor
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5.1.2 - Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device

Debris in Panel

Debris in panel is a fire hazard. Recommend removing labeling stickers from panel and using to label circuits.

Wrench DIY
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5.2.1 - Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses

Improper Wiring

These wiring connections should be in an electrical box. Recommend securing connections in a box for safety.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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5.2.2 - Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses

Knob and tube wiring

Knob and tube wiring exists in most of the home. This is generally not a problem. The big problem with knob and tube wiring is there is no ground wire that keeps equipment and people safe and keep them from being shocked. I recommend evaluation by an electrician to ensure the home is safely wired.

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5.3.1 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Cover Plates Damaged
Master Bedroom by sliding door

Cover plate is missing screw. Recommend replacement. Also, cover plate in bathroom is broken and needs replaced.

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5.3.2 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Ungrounded Receptacle

All receptacles in the home are ungrounded. Home has original ungrounded, knob and tube wiring and a mixture of older, two slot and newer, two slot-with-ground receptacles. The electrical receptacles that have been replaced and look modern do not have a ground wire attached.  Home has original interior ungrounded wiring and receptacles. To eliminate safety hazards to people and equipment, all receptacles should be grounded. Recommend evaluation and repair by licensed electrician.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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5.4.1 - GFCI & AFCI

GFCI Improper Function
Exterior plug near hot tub, Downstairs bathroom,

GFCI outlet did not function as designed.  It is also displaying an open ground fault, which means it is not grounded back to the panel.  Recommend evaluation and repair/replace. 

Electric Electrical Contractor
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5.4.2 - GFCI & AFCI

No GFCI Protection Installed
Laundry Room, Kitchen, Bathroom.

No Ground Fault Circuit Interruption (GFCI) protection present in the noted locations. Modern building standards include GFCI protection at the service panel, with a GFCI breaker, or individual receptacle locations anywhere moisture is likely present - exterior, bathroom, kitchen, garage, hot tubs, etc. Recommend installation of GFCI protection breakers or individual receptacles in all required locations. 

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

Electric Electrical Contractor
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5.5.1 - Smoke Detectors

Missing smoke detector
Front bedroom and downstairs hallway between the bedrooms.

Smoke detectors are missing in hallway, near bedroom doors and in front bedroom.This is a safety hazard. Recommend installation. 

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5.5.2 - Smoke Detectors

Low Battery
Master bedroom.

Smoke detector failed to respond when tested. Recommend battery be replaced and retest.

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5.6.1 - Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Missing Carbon Monoxide Detector

Carbon monoxide detectors are missing. Current accepted standards are to place carbon monoxide detectors in hallways near bedrooms and in common living spaces. Recommend Installing CO detectors. 

Tools Handyman/DIY

6 - 6. Heating

IN NI NP D
6.1 Equipment X
6.2 Normal Operating Controls X
6.3 Distribution Systems X
Brand
Goodman
Energy Source
Gas
Equipment: Location of Interior Heat Source
Laundry room
Normal Operating Controls: Thermostat Type
Digital
Normal Operating Controls: Thermostat Location
Hallway
Distribution Systems: Ductwork
Insulated, In Attic, Beneath the House
Distribution Systems: Registers in Each Room
No
Heat Type
Gas-Fired Heat
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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6.1.1 - Equipment

Filter Placement

The furnace filter was placed precariously inside unit. Check manufacturers instructions for air filter placement.  Recommend replacement.


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6.3.1 - Distribution Systems

Supply Ducts Need Insulation

Supply ducts need insulation. You are losing heating efficiency...and money. Recommend Insulating all supply ducts. 

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7 - 7. Cooling

IN NI NP D
7.1 Equipment X
7.2 Normal Operating Controls X
7.3 Distribution Systems X
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency

8 - 8. Plumbing

IN NI NP D
8.1 Water Supply and Distribution X
8.2 Fixtures X
8.3 Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents X
8.4 Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems X
8.5 Sump Pump X
Water Source
Public
Filters
None
Water Supply and Distribution: Main Water Supply Material
Galvanized
Water Supply and Distribution: House Distribution Material
Copper
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Power Source/Type
Electric
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Fixture Water Temperature
113
Location of Main Water Shutoff
At water heater
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Location
Master Bedroom Closet
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Manufacturer
Richmond

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. 

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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8.1.1 - Water Supply and Distribution

Evidence of Previous Leak
Front left bedroom

Evidence of previous leak. Plaster is dry now.


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8.3.1 - Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents

TPR Valve Discharge Pipe

Temperature Pressure Relief (TPR) valve discharge pipe is improperly installed/routed.  Piping is undersized and does not terminate correctly. Recommend repair.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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8.3.2 - Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents

No Drip Pan

No drip pan was present. Recommend installation.

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8.3.3 - Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents

No Seismic Straps

No seismic straps present. Recommend installing in accordance with standards. 

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8.3.4 - Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents

Not Level

Water heater is not level. Recommend leveling.

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9 - 9. Interior, Doors & Windows

IN NI NP D
9.1 Doors X
9.2 Windows X
9.3 Floors X
9.4 Walls X
9.5 Ceilings X
9.6 Steps, Stairways & Railings X
9.7 Countertops & Cabinets X
Windows: Window Type
Single Pane, Storm
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet, Laminate
Walls: Wall Material
Paneling, Plaster
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Plaster, Suspended Ceiling Panels
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Wood
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Laminate
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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9.1.1 - Doors

Door knob loose
Front bedroom (inside) and back bedroom (outside)

Door knob is loose. Recommend adding set screw so door knob turns latch for front bedroom. Recommend tightening the screw on the back bedroom. This is a safety issue.

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9.2.1 - Windows

Painted Shut
Most windows in home

Most windows are either painted shut or are swollen in place. Recommend windows be restored to functional use. This is a safety egress issue. 

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9.2.2 - Windows

Window not functioning properly
Front bedroom on the West side

At time of inspection window does not close or lock. It opens, which is unusual for the home...but it does not close or lock properly. Recommend repair.

Window Window Repair and Installation Contractor

10 - 10. Fireplace

IN NI NP D
10.1 Vents, Flues & Chimneys X
10.2 Lintels X
10.3 Damper Doors X
10.4 Cleanout Doors & Frames X
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency

11 - 11. Built-in Appliances

IN NI NP D
11.1 Dishwasher X
11.2 Refrigerator X
11.3 Range/Oven/Cooktop X
11.4 Garbage Disposal X
11.5 Microwave X
Dishwasher: Brand
Not present
Dishwasher: Functional
Not present
Refrigerator: Brand
Frigidaire
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Energy Source
Electric
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Exhaust Hood Type
Vented
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Functional
No
Garbage Disposal: Functional
Not present
Microwave: Brand
Whirlpool
Microwave: Functional
Yes
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Brand
Kenmore
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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11.3.1 - Range/Oven/Cooktop

Exhaust System not Functioning Properly

Exhaust system not vented to exterior to prevent moisture and grease in kitchen area. Recommend qualified contractor properly vent range hood or exhaust system.

Here is a resource on choosing a range hood

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11.3.2 - Range/Oven/Cooktop

Range Not Fastened/No Anti-Tip Bracket

Range was not fastened to the floor. This poses a safety hazard to children. Recommend a qualified contractor secure range so it can't tip. 

12 - 12. Attic, Insulation & Ventilation

IN NI NP D
12.1 Dryer X
12.2 Roof Structure & Attic X
12.3 Attic Insulation X
12.4 Crawlspace Vapor Retarders X
12.5 Attic Ventilation X
12.6 Bathroom Exhaust Systems X
Evidence of rodents
No
Dryer: Dryer Power Source
220 Electric
Dryer: Dryer Vent
Metal
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Vermiculite
Attic Insulation: Approximate R-value
18
Crawlspace Vapor Retarders: Present
Yes
Attic Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Box vent
Bathroom Exhaust Systems: Master Bathroom
Functions
Bathroom Exhaust Systems: Other Bathrooms
None
Roof Structure & Attic: Sheathing Material
Plywood
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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12.2.1 - Roof Structure & Attic

Vermiculite Insulation
Attic

Home has, what I believe, is vermiculite insulation which MAY contain asbestos. Asbestos in only dangerous when it becomes friable - meaning when it is disturbed and becomes airborne. Options could be - after consulting with an expert for positive identification of asbestos - (a) live with it but do not disturb it, (b) have it remediated by a professional remediation company, or (c) consider adding additional insulation on top of the thin layer of vermiculite - which has a very low R Value compared to modern standards.

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12.5.1 - Attic Ventilation

No soffit vents

No soffit vents exist to work with the box vents in the roof structure. These are designed to work together to keep the attic cool. As a result the attic is very warm. This will decrease the home heating and cooling efficiency and shorten your roof covering life. Recommend adding soffit vents.

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12.6.1 - Bathroom Exhaust Systems

Interior Exhaust Vents Into Attic

Interior exhaust fan is venting into attic. This condition promotes moisture in attic and can lead to mold and other material degradation caused by moisture.  Recommend vent be routed properly/fixed so warm, moist house air exits the outside of the structure.  

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13 - 13. Structure - Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace

IN NI NP D
13.1 Foundation X
13.2 Basements & Crawlspaces X
13.3 Floor Structure X
13.4 Wall Structure X
13.5 Ceiling Structure X
Foundation: Material
Concrete
Floor Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Dirt
Floor Structure: Material
Wood Beams
Floor Structure: Flooring Insulation
None
Floor Structure: Sub-floor
Plank
Basements & Crawlspaces: General
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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13.2.1 - Basements & Crawlspaces

Crawlspace access open

Crawlspace access open. Recommend keeping these closed to prevent animal intrusion.

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13.3.1 - Floor Structure

Piers need straightening

Pier needs straightening and proper securing to girder under house. There is a slight sag in the floor in this area in the kitchen. It is probably due to this pier being weakend or replaced in the past.  This is also the general location of the chimney that used to exist in the home, so taking out the chimney would have placed other stresses on the floor structure.  Recommend repairing pier and leveling floor. 

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