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1234 Main St.
Centralia, WA 98531
12/05/2019 9:00AM

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awareness
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Consideration
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Urgent

Comment Key - Definitions

This report divides observed deficiencies into three categories, described below. Safety Hazards will typically be listed in the Red or Orange categories depending on their perceived danger, but should always be addressed as soon as possible. 

Significant items or components that were not functional and/or may require a major repair or expense to correct. Items categorized in this manner require further evaluation and repairs or replacement as needed - typically by a Qualified Contractor. 

Items or components that were found deficient - either (1) not functional or (2) may still have been 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 typically require repairs from a Qualified Contractor and may or may not be considered routine maintenance depending on home owner experience in the specific area. Most items in ALL homes fall in to this category. 

Items or components that were found to be in need of recurring, deferred, or basic general maintenance and/or may need future repairs/upgrades which may improve their functionality. Typically these items are considered to represent a less significant immediate impact/cost than those listed in the previous two categories and can usually be (1) monitored for future material degradation, or (2) repaired by a Homeowner or Handyman.  Included in this section are (1) items that were at the end of their typical service life or show signs of wear, but were in the opinion of the inspector, still functional at the time of inspection, or items that are out of date and may have better, safer replacements/upgrades and (2) general wear and tear items that are not necessarily in need of repair but the inspector just wanted to make the homeowner aware he observed the item. Minor concrete walkway cracking may fall into 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 repairs should be anticipated - with a possible enhancement or upgrade.

  • These categorizations are our professional opinion based on observed conditions at the time of inspection, and 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 or occupation of the home. 
  • We give each system a rating of Good, Fair, or Poor. It is a general, subjective assessment of each system (overall) where:

     Good: System appears to function as it should with minimal or no observations.
     Fair: System is generally functioning as it should with some minor observations noted in your report. We also use this category to note a system that is                    functioning as it should, but may be near the end of it's expected life. We may or may not comment beyond this with an observation.
     Poor: System is not functioning as it should and we have have included observations.

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

1 - Inspection Details

Client agrees to share this report with their broker/ agent

Client agrees to share this report with their real estate broker/agent if this inspection is connected to a real estate transaction. 

In Attendance
Client, Client's Agent
Occupancy
Furnished, Vacant
Style
Rambler
Type of Building
Detached, Single Family
Inspection Scope and Summary

The scope of this inspection was a whole-home, primary dwelling (unless agreed to otherwise) inspection in accordance with WA State Law found: HERE 

Detached building Inspection included per Pre-Inspection Agreement
No
Work Permit and/or Code Review
No

Ensuring code compliance (past or present) and/or work permit review are both outside the scope of a home inspection, in accordance with WA State law. Recommend asking the local authority having jurisdiction - usually the county building department - for all permit and code compliance information, if applicable.

General Limitations and Disclaimers

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". Please note a home inspection, according to Washington State Law, is neither technically exhaustive nor 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. In our experience, all homes have current maintenance/repairs to address and can expect future maintenance/repairs in the future. This is part of the "joys" of home ownership. 

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 (unless agreed upon ahead of time), 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, automatic lawn sprinkler systems, 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. 

2 - Roof

IN NI NP
2.1 General Roof Condition X
2.2 Roof X
2.3 Roof Drainage Systems X
2.4 Flashings X
2.5 Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations X
General Roof Condition: General Roof Condition
Good
Roof: Inspection Method
Walked on Roof
Roof: Style
Hip
Roof: Covering Material
Composite
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Aluminum
Flashings: Material
Metal
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
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Comment
2.2.1 - Roof

Debris on Roof
Above each Skylight and scattered areas mostly in the rear of the home

Debris was present on roof. This hampers the covering's ability to shed water properly, which causes damage by holding moisture and thereby shortening the roof life span. Recommend removing debris.  

Roof Roofing Professional
Credit
Comment
2.2.2 - Roof

Exposed Nailheads
Ridge Ends

Exposed nailheads were present on roof. This can allow moisture to migrate into roof structure. Recommend sealing with silicon caulk. 

Roof Roofing Professional
Credit
Comment
2.3.1 - Roof Drainage Systems

Debris in Gutter
Most of home, but worse on back corners

Debris had accumulated in the gutters. Recommend cleaning to facilitate water flow.

Here is a DIY resource for cleaning your gutters. 

Tools Handyman/DIY
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Comment
2.4.1 - Flashings

Drip Edge Flashing Missing
Whole home

Drip edge flashings were missing. Flashings provide protection against moisture intrusion into the fascia, sheathing, and roof structure. The roof sheathing appears solid and no water damage has occurred, however the fascia is beginning to show signs of moisture damage. Recommend adding drip edge flashing.

Roof Roofing Professional

3 - Exterior

IN NI NP
3.1 General Exterior Condition X
3.2 Siding X
3.3 Walkways, Patios & Driveways X
3.4 Exterior Doors X
3.5 Eaves, Soffits & Fascia X
3.6 Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps X
3.7 Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls X
General Exterior Condition: General Exterior Condition
Good
Siding : Siding Material
Wood
Siding : Siding Style
Lap
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: General Condition of Exterior Walkways, Patios, and Decks
Fair
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Driveway Material
Concrete
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Patio Material
None
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Walkway Material
Pavers
Exterior Doors: Exterior Door Material
Wood, Storm Door
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Deck Material
Wood
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Front Porch Material
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Deck Access Restricted

Unable to access entire underside of deck.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
Credit
Comment
3.2.1 - Siding

Siding Damage
Front walkway

Siding was damaged due to wood rot, which can lead to further moisture intrusion in the wall structure. Recommend repair.

Siding Siding Contractor
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Comment
3.2.2 - Siding

General Cleaning, Sealing, Caulking and Painting Needed
Front of Home, Garage Door

General cleaning, sealing, caulking and painting were needed. Examples pictured. This helps preserve the exterior material and prevent moisture intrusion, which promotes wood rot. Wherever bare wood is visible or a visible seam between exterior surfaces exists, caulk and/or paint to preserve the material and prevent moisture intrusion into the structure. Recommend repairing, scraping, caulking, and painting.

Siding Siding Contractor
Credit
Comment
3.3.1 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Driveway and Walkway Cracking and Settling- Minor to Moderate
Driveway and Front Walk

Minor-to-moderate concrete cracks and settling observed with developing trip hazards. Examples pictured. This is considered a normal occurrence for concrete but may indicate movement in the soil. Monitor for increase in crack widening or unevenness and seek further evaluation when you feel it’s necessary. 

Mag glass Monitor
Credit
Comment
3.6.1 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Deck - Water Sealant Needed
Rear deck

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

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

House front 1 Deck Contractor
Credit
Comment
3.6.2 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Wood in Contact with Soil
Rear Deck

Wood was in contact with soil. Examples pictured. This creates conditions for wood rot fungus to grow and compromise the wood's integrity and, in turn, compromise portions of the structure's strength. Recommend removing all soil in contact with wood. 

House front 1 Deck Contractor
Credit
Comment
3.7.1 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Tree Overhang
Left Side, Left and Right Rear

Trees observed overhanging the roof. This can cause damage to the roof and prevent proper drainage. Recommend trimming tree. 

Yard scissors Tree Service
Credit
Comment
3.7.2 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Foliage Too Close to Exterior Cladding
Front of Home, Left Side, Right Side

This condition promotes moisture introduction to exterior cladding, which may cause material rot and decay. It can also act as a highway for wood destroying insects to make their way to the structure. Recommend removal of all foliage within 1 feet of structure.

Tools Handyman/DIY

4 - Garage

IN NI NP
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
General Garage Condition
Good
Number of Cars
Two
Garage Door: Material
Wood
Garage Door: Type
Sectional
Occupant Door (From garage to inside of home): Fire Rated
Appeared to Be
Floor: Floor And Walls Partially Covered

Unable to inspect entire floor and walls due to owner's belongings. Examples pictured.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
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Comment
4.3.1 - Walls & Firewalls

Attic Hatch Firewall Not Up to Modern Standards
Garage

Attic hatch firewall in garage ceiling is not compliant with modern building standards. Firewalls should be built with materials to prevent the spreading of a fire into the home living space. The current hatch has 1/4” plywood and should be covered with fire-rated drywall. Recommend evaluation to bring firewall up to standards. 

Link for more info. 

Hardhat General Contractor
Credit
Comment
4.4.1 - Garage Door

Panel Bowing

Garage door panel was bowed but it functioned properly. Recommend evaluation for stability and safety. 

Garage Garage Door Contractor
Credit
Comment
4.5.1 - Garage Door Opener

Auto Reverse Sensor Not Working
Garage Door

The auto reverse sensor was not responding at time of inspection. This is a safety hazard to children and pets. Recommend evaluation and repair/replace. 

Garage Garage Door Contractor

5 - Electrical

IN NI NP
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
General Electrical Condition
Good
Estimated Electrical System Age
Original
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Meter Amp Rating
200
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Main Panel Location
Garage
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: Electrical Service Conductors
Below Ground
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Sub Panel Location
None
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Branch Wire 15 and 20 AMP
Copper
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Wiring Method
Non-Metallic Sheathed
GFCI & AFCI: In panel GFCI
No
GFCI & AFCI: In Panel AFCI
No - Breaker test function will not be tested if home is still occupied by seller
Smoke Detectors: Present
Some
Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Present
Some
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Could not Pull Dead Front Panel

Could not pull dead front panel at time of inspection due to work bench in the way. 

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
Credit
Comment
5.3.1 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Cover Plate Missing
Garage

Cover plate was missing. This is a shock risk. Recommend installation of cover plates.

Tools Handyman/DIY
Credit
Comment
5.3.2 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Loose Receptacle
Back right bedroom, garage

Loose receptacle was present. Recommend repair for safety. 

Click HERE for a DIY resource.

Electric Electrical Contractor
Credit
Comment
5.3.3 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Built-in Vaccuum System Stuck in On Position
Garage

Built in vacuum system was stuck in the on position. The system is designed to turn on when the hose is plugged in to the wall socket. Recommend repair. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
5.4.1 - GFCI & AFCI

No GFCI Protection Installed
All kitchen, Laundry room, wet bar

No Ground Fault Circuit Interruption (GFCI) protection was 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 upgrading to GFCI protection breakers or individual receptacles in all recommended locations. 

Here is a link to an article on how GFCIs keep us safe: CLICK HERE

Electric Electrical Contractor
Credit
Comment
5.5.1 - Smoke Detectors

Smoke Detector Did Not Function
Garage

Smoke detector did not function properly. Smoke detectors are not required in garages, just for your information. Recommend replacement if you desire to keep one there. 

Tools Handyman/DIY
Credit
Comment
5.5.2 - Smoke Detectors

Missing Smoke Detectors
Bedrooms

Smoke detectors were missing. This is a safety hazard. Recommend installation. See attached diagram.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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Comment
5.6.1 - Carbon Monoxide Detectors

CO Detector in Inappropriate Location
Master Bedroom Only

Carbon monoxide detector effectiveness may be compromised due to location. Recommend relocating according to manufacturers instructions.
Tools Handyman/DIY

6 - Heating

IN NI NP
6.1 Heating System X
Heating System: General Heating System Condition
Good

*****For systems other than electric wall or baseboard heat - we recommend a qualified HVAC service as soon as practical, and annually thereafter to ensure system efficiency and safety*****

Heating System: Brand
Trane
Heating System: Heat Source
Gas, Heat Pump
Heating System: Heat Type
Forced Air
Heating System: Location of Heat Source
Garage, Right exterior
Heating System: Year of Manufacture (15-18 year lifespan for most furnaces)
2006
Heating System: Thermostat Type
Digital
Heating System: Thermostat Location
Hallway
Heating System: Ductwork
Insulated
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
Credit
Comment
6.1.1 - Heating System

No Heat in Master Bathroom - Heating Duct Damaged
Master bathroom

Supply duct was damaged. This will decrease system efficiency. Recommend repair.

Fire HVAC Professional
Credit
Comment
6.1.2 - Heating System

Wall Heater Not Functional
Master bathroom

Wall heater did not function at time of inspection. Recommend repair.


Electric Electrical Contractor

7 - Cooling

IN NI NP
7.1 Cooling System X
Cooling System: Cooling System is the Heat Pump
Yes - all components are the same as in the "Heating" section of report
Cooling System: General Cooling System Condition
Unable to Test

*****For system safety and efficiency we recommend a qualified HVAC service prior to first use.*****

Cooling System: Brand
Trane
Cooling System: Cooling Type
Central Air
Cooling System: Location of Cooling Source
Exterior right, garage
Cooling System: Year of Manufacture (15-18 year lifespan)
2006


Recommend servicing by a qualified HVAC technician prior to first use.

Cooling System: Thermostat Type
Digital
Cooling System: Thermostat Location
Hallway
Cooling System: Ductwork
Insulated
Cooling System: Temperature was too cool to run air conditioning

Temperature was too cool to run air conditioning. Temperature needs to be above 65 degrees for air-conditioning to function properly. Risk of damaging unit exists running air-conditioning in too cool of weather.

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

8 - Plumbing

IN NI NP
8.1 Plumbing General X
8.2 Water Heater X
8.3 Water Supply, Distribution, and Fixtures X
8.4 Fuel/Gas Distribution and Storage X
8.5 Sump Pump X
Plumbing General: General Plumbing System Condition
Good
Plumbing General: Water Source
Public

We have several recommendations for properties on (1) PRIVATE WELLS and (2) SEPTIC SYSTEMS.  Much information about the home's water supply and sewer/septic is beyond the scope of a home inspection in accordance WA State Law, such as well flow rate, well depth, well capacity, water quality, septic age, septic functionality, and septic capacity, as examples.   

1. For a private well, we recommend: 

a. A water quality test 

b. A well inspection from a certified well drilling and installation contractor

c. Visiting the WA State Dept of Ecology for possible well log information: HERE 

2. For a septic system, we recommend:

a. Full septic inspection by a certified septic professional.

b. Education. Visit the EPA's helpful site: HERE

c. Visiting your county's Environmental Health Department in person, online, or by phone for information about the subject property's installed septic system.


Plumbing General: Estimated Plumbing Age
Original
Plumbing General: Location of Main Water Shutoff Valve
Front yard
Plumbing General: Water Filter Present
No
Plumbing General: Structure Water Distribution Material
Copper
Water Heater: Location
Garage

***The generally accepted safe water temperature is 120 degrees Fahrenheit. ***

Water Heater: Manufacturer
Rheem
Water Heater: Capacity
50 Gallons
Water Heater: Power Source
Gas
Water Heater: Year of Manufacture (12-15 yrs expected lifespan)
2015
Fuel/Gas Distribution and Storage: Main Gas Shutoff Location
Right side, at each appliance
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
Credit
Comment
8.2.1 - Water Heater

Water Heater Had Incorrect Seismic Straps
Garage

Incorrect seismic straps were present. Recommend installing in accordance with standards.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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Comment
8.2.2 - Water Heater

Water Heater Vent Flue Sloped Incorrectly
Garage

Water heater vent flue pipe was sloped slightly downward. The vent flue should always be sloped up and not down. Recommend repair.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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Comment
8.3.1 - Water Supply, Distribution, and Fixtures

Bathtub Had Poor Drainage
Main bathroom

Bathtub had poor drainage. Recommend evaluation and repair. 

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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Comment
8.3.2 - Water Supply, Distribution, and Fixtures

Caulking in Need of Repair
Main Bath

Caulking was cracked, failing, and missing.  Recommend replacement.

Tools Handyman/DIY
Credit
Comment
8.3.3 - Water Supply, Distribution, and Fixtures

Polybutylene Pipe was Present
Both Bathrooms, kitchen sink

Water supply pipes were made from polybutylene material. This material can be prone to fail without warning, causing damage to the home structure. Recommend evaluation for possible replacement with a modern, approved material like PEX.

You can read more about polybutylene piping here and here

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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Comment
8.3.4 - Water Supply, Distribution, and Fixtures

Leaking Fixtures
Deep sink in garage, Kitchen Sink

Fixtures were leaking. Recommend repair to avoid moisture damage. 

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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Comment
8.3.5 - Water Supply, Distribution, and Fixtures

Fixture Unable to Change to Fixed Stream
Kitchen Sink

Unable to switch fixture from spray to fixed stream. This is for your awareness. 

Pipes Plumbing Contractor

9 - Interior, Doors & Windows

IN NI NP
9.1 General Comments X
9.2 Doors X
9.3 Windows X
9.4 Floors X
9.5 Walls X
9.6 Ceilings X
9.7 Steps, Stairways & Railings X
9.8 Countertops & Cabinets X
General Comments: General Interior Condition
Good
Windows: Window Type
Sliders, Fixed, Garden
Floors: Floor Coverings
Hardwood, Laminate
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Drywall
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Wood
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop and Backsplash Material
Tile
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
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Comment
9.2.1 - Doors

Door Not Functional
Master Bedroom Closet

Door was very difficult to open once closed. It seems to come off the bottom rail or track and you have to lift the door to close it. Recommend repair/replacement.

Door Door Repair and Installation Contractor
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Comment
9.5.1 - Walls

Minor Corner Cracks
Master Bath

Minor cracks at the corners of door in the wall. 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 necessarily a structural concern.

Mag glass Monitor

10 - Fireplace

IN NI NP
10.1 Damper Doors X
10.2 Vents, Flues & Chimneys X
10.3 Lintels X
10.4 Cleanout Doors & Frames X
General Fireplace Condition
Not present

*****If fireplace and/or chimney is present, for fire safety, we recommend service and cleaning by a certified Chimney Sweep prior to your first use, then annually thereafter*****

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

11 - Built-in Appliances

IN NI NP
11.1 General Comments X
11.2 Dishwasher X
11.3 Refrigerator X
11.4 Range/Oven/Cooktop X
11.5 Garbage Disposal X
11.6 Microwave X
11.7 Gas Fireplace Insert Appliance X
Dishwasher: Brand
Kitchenaid
Dishwasher: Functional
Appeared Functional
Refrigerator: Brand
KitchenAid
Refrigerator: Appeared Functional
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Brand
GE
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Energy Source
Electric
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Exhaust Hood Type
Vented
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Functional
Yes
Garbage Disposal: Functional
Yes
Microwave: Brand
GE
Microwave: Functional
Yes
Gas Fireplace Insert Appliance: Functioned
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present

12 - Attic, Insulation & Ventilation

IN NI NP
12.1 Roof Structure & Attic X
12.2 Attic Insulation X
12.3 Attic Ventilation X
12.4 Interior Exhaust Systems X
12.5 Dryer X
General Attic, Ventilation, and Insulation Condition
Good
Limited Visual Inspection of the Attic was Performed
Yes
Roof Structure & Attic: General Attic Video and Pictures
General Attic Video(s) and Pictures
Roof Structure & Attic: Sheathing Material
OSB
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Blown, Fiberglass
Attic Insulation: Approximate R Value
24
Attic Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Soffit Vents, Box vent
Interior Exhaust Systems: Master Bathroom
Functions
Interior Exhaust Systems: Other Bathrooms
Functions
Dryer: Dryer Power Source
220 Electric
Dryer: Dryer Vent
Metal
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
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Comment
12.4.1 - Interior Exhaust Systems

Interior Exhaust Fan Vent Into Attic
Main bathroom

Interior exhaust fan was venting into attic. The vent pipe has become disconnected from the fan unit. 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 to the outside of the structure. 

Fire HVAC Professional

13 - Structure, Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace

IN NI NP
13.1 General Comments X
13.2 Foundation X
13.3 Basements & Crawlspaces X
13.4 Floor Structure X
General Comments: General Basement, Crawlspace, and Structure Condition
Good
General Comments: Limited Visual Inspection of the Crawlspace was Performed
Yes
Foundation: Material
Concrete
Basements & Crawlspaces: General Crawlspace Video and Pictures
General Crawlspace Video(s) and Pictures
Basements & Crawlspaces: Vapor Barrier Present
Yes
Floor Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Dirt
Floor Structure: Floor Insulation
Batt
Floor Structure: Sub-floor Material
Plywood
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
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Comment
13.2.1 - Foundation

Foundation Vents Covered
Whole Home

Foundation vents were covered. Examples pictured.  Recommend keeping these clear for proper ventilation underneath the house. This helps to keep the home dry which lessons opportunity for mold/fungus growth and wood destroying organism infiltration opportunity. Recommend clearing debris

Foundation Foundation Contractor
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Comment
13.3.1 - Basements & Crawlspaces

Falling Insulation
Under Kitchen

Falling insulation observed. This will decrease home occupant comfort and increase home energy costs. Recommend repair.

House construction Insulation Contractor
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13.3.2 - Basements & Crawlspaces

Evidence of Rodent Activity
Crawlspace

Evidence of rodent activity. This is extremely common in crawlspaces. Recommend continued abatement. 

Pest control Pest Control Pro