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1234 Main St.
Centralia, WA 98531
10/19/2019 9:00AM

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Agency Name
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awareness
41
Consideration
4
Urgent

Comment Key - Definitions

This report divides deficiencies into three categories; Urgent (in red), Consideration (in orange)and Awareness (in blue). Safety Hazards will typically 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 repair or expense to correct. Items categorized in this manner require further evaluation and repairs or replacement as needed - typically by a Qualified Contractor. 
  • Consideration - 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 categorized in this manner 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.
  • Awareness - Items or components that were found to be in need of recurring 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 typically 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 beginning to 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signs of wear, but were in the opinion of the inspector, still functional at the time of inspection, or items that are out of date and may have better, safer replacements/upgrades and (2) general wear and tear items that are not necessarily in need of repair but the inspector just wanted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 of his opinion on 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 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.
  • We give each system a rating of Good, Fair, or Poor. It is a general, subjective assessment of each system (overall) where:

     Good: Means a system appears to function as it should with minimal or no observations.
     Fair: Means a 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: Means the system is not functioning as it should and we have have included observations.

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. 


1 - 1. Inspection Details

In Attendance
Client
Occupancy
Vacant
Style
Tudor
Type of Building
Detached, Single Family
Weather Conditions
Mostly Sunny

2 - 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
Poor
Roof: Style
Gable
Roof: Covering Material
Composite
Flashings: Material
Metal
Roof: Inspection Method
Walked on Roof, Ground
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Aluminum
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
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2.2.1 - Roof

Evidence of Repair
Lower Roof in Back of Home

Evidence of previous roof covering repair. This is just for your awareness.

Mag glass Monitor
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2.3.1 - Roof Drainage Systems

Gutter Damage
Right & Left Sides

Gutters were damaged. This hampers correct flow of water to the downspouts, which in turn moves water away from the structure. Recommend repair. 

Gutter cleaning icon Gutter Contractor
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2.3.2 - Roof Drainage Systems

Debris in Gutter
Whole home

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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2.3.3 - Roof Drainage Systems

Downspout Drained Near House
Front Right

Downspout observed to drain too close to the home's foundation. This can result in excessive moisture in the soil at the foundation, which can lead to foundation/structural movement. Add downspout extensions to drain at least 6 feet from the foundation. 

Here is a helpful DIY link and video on draining water flow away from your house. 

Gutter cleaning icon Gutter Contractor
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2.4.1 - Flashings

Drip Edge Flashing Missing/Damaged

Drip edge flashings were missing. Flashings provide protection against moisture intrusion. Recommend adding drip edge flashing.

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

Chimney Cap Missing

No chimney cap was observed. This is important to protect from moisture intrusion and protect the chimney. Recommend installing a chimney cap.

Fireplace Chimney Repair Contractor

3 - 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 Style
Lap, Shakes
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: General Condition of Exterior Walkways, Patios, and Decks
Good
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Driveway Material
Earth
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Deck Material
Wood
Siding : Siding Material
Wood, Stone
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Patio Material
Stone, Concrete, Pavers
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Walkway Material
Earth, Stone
Exterior Doors: Exterior Door Material
Wood, Storm Door
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Balcony Access Restricted
Front of Home

Unable to see entire balcony.

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

Window Drip Cap (flashing) Missing
Whole home

Windows are prone to water intrusion because there is no flashing on top, known as a drip cap. Water will accumulate on the top of the window frame, like a ledge. Keep caulked and painted and consider adding a drip cap. 

Siding Siding Contractor
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3.2.2 - Siding

General Cleaning, Painting, & Sealing Needed
Whole Home

General cleaning, painting, & sealing were needed. This helps preserve the exterior material and prevent moisture intrusion, which promotes wood rot. Recommend cleaning, painting, & sealing.

Paint roller Painting Contractor
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3.3.1 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Walkway Cracking - Minor
Front Walk

Minor cosmetic cracks observed. Recommend monitor and/or patch/seal to prevent a trip hazard, & if you find it unsightly.

Mag glass Monitor
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3.5.1 - Eaves, Soffits & Fascia

Fascia - Rotted
Right Side of Home

Fascia rotted. Recommend evaluation for source of moisture then repair.

Roof Roofing Professional
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3.6.1 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Railing Unsafe Opening

There is an unsafe opening in the railing. The spacing on the rail should not exceed 4". An opening greater than 4" is a serious safety hazard especially for children as their head or other body part can become trapped.

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

Balcony Railing Low

Balcony railing was low. Current standards are 36". Recommend raising to 36" for safety.

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

Loose Balcony Guardrail

Balcony guardrail was loose. Recommend securing for safety.

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

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

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

5 - 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: 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: Panel Grounding and Bonding
Service panel neutral and ground buses bonded, Service panel enclosure bonded to ground, Each service panel neutral terminates on its own lug
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
No
Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Present
No
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Main Panel Location
Laundry room
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
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5.1.1 - Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device

Breaker Incorrectly Wired

Circuit breaker was incorrectly wired / installed. Breaker is double tapped and has several circuits going through one breaker. Recommend evaluation.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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5.3.1 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Cover Plates Missing

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

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

Ungrounded Receptacle
Exterior Right Side of Home, Loft

Receptacle is ungrounded. To eliminate shock hazards to humans and damage to electric equipment, all receptacles should be grounded. Recommend repair.

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

Loose Receptacle
Kitchen, Dining Room

Loose receptacles were present. Recommend repair.

Click HERE for a DIY resource.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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5.3.4 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Un-Terminated Wire
Attic Space in Back Bedroom

Un-terminated wire was present. The wire was not live at time of inspection. Recommend securing in an electrical box.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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5.4.1 - GFCI & AFCI

No GFCI Protection Installed
Master Bath, Back Porch/Patio, Balcony, Upper Bath, Kitchen

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 upgrading to GFCI protection breakers or individual receptacles in all required locations. 

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

Electric Electrical Contractor
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5.5.1 - Smoke Detectors

Missing Smoke Detectors
Whole Home

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

Tools Handyman/DIY

6 - 6. Heating

IN NI NP
6.1 Heating System X
Heating System: Heat Source
Electric
Heating System: Heat Type
Electric Baseboards
Heating System: Location of Heat Source
Individual Room
Heating System: Thermostat Location
Individual Rooms
Heating System: Brand
Wesix, White Rogers, Unknown, Cadet
Heating System: Thermostat Type
Analog
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*****

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
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6.1.1 - Heating System

Heater Loose
Kitchen

Baseboard was loose from wall. Recommend reattaching.

Electric Electrical Contractor

7 - 7. Cooling

IN NI NP
7.1 Cooling System X
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present

8 - 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: Estimated Plumbing Age
Original
Plumbing General: Water Source
Private Well
Plumbing General: Water Filter Present
No
Plumbing General: Structure Water Distribution Material
Galvanized
Water Heater: Capacity
40
Water Heater: Power Source
Electric
Plumbing General: General Plumbing System Condition
Fair
Plumbing General: Location of Main Water Shutoff Valve
Right of crawlspace entrance
Water Heater: Year of Manufacture (12-15 yrs expected lifespan)
2006
Water Heater: Location
Hallway Closet
Water Heater: Manufacturer
Kenmore
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
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8.2.1 - Water Heater

Water Heater Has No Drip Pan Drain Pipe

No drip pan drain pipe was present. This helps keep water from entering living spaces in the event of water heater malfunction. Recommend installation.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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8.2.2 - Water Heater

Water Heater Has No Seismic Straps

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

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

Leaking Pipe
Kitchen

Leak was observed. This can cause structural damage in time. Recommend repair.

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

Sink Had Poor Drainage
Master Bath

Sink had poor drainage. Recommend repair.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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8.3.3 - Water Supply, Distribution, and Fixtures

Caulking Needed

Caulking needed to prevent water intrusion into substrate. Recommend caulking. 

Tools Handyman/DIY
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8.3.4 - Water Supply, Distribution, and Fixtures

Improper Functional Water Flow
Whole Home

Water flow was severely restricted when two or more fixtures run simultaneously. Recommend evaluation and repair. 

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

Toilet Not Installed/Connected
Both Baths

Upstairs toilet was not installed and master toilet water supply not connected at time of inspection. Master toilet supply valve was leaking and has leaked through the floor. Recommend immediate repair.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor

9 - 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
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Wood
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet, Laminate
Walls: Wall Material
Wood, Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Wood, Drywall
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Laminate
Windows: Window Type
Double Pane, Fixed, Aluminum
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
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9.3.1 - Windows

Failed Seal
Upstairs Rear Bedroom

Observed condensation between the window panes, which indicates a failed seal. The seal is crucial for the thermal resistance of the window to function properly. Recommend evaluation & repair/replacement.

Window Window Repair and Installation Contractor
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9.3.2 - Windows

Improper Window Operation
Upper Bath

Window is not operating properly. Recommend evaluation and repair.

Window Window Repair and Installation Contractor
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9.3.3 - Windows

Missing Screens
Loft, Upstairs Bedroom, Kitchen, Living Room

Windows were missing screens.  Recommend replacement.

Window Window Repair and Installation Contractor
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9.5.1 - Walls

Missing Panel

Panel was missing by front door. Recommend replacement.

Hammer Carpentry Contractor
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9.6.1 - Ceilings

Evidence of Previous Repair
Laundry Room

Evidence of previous ceiling repair. Ceiling was dry at time of inspection.

Mag glass Monitor
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9.7.1 - Steps, Stairways & Railings

Baluster Spaces Too Wide

The baluster space is not up to modern safety standards. The space between balusters should not allow passage of a 4-inch object. This is primarily for child safety. Recommend repair and bring up to modern safety standards. 

Hammer Carpentry Contractor
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9.7.2 - Steps, Stairways & Railings

Low Railing

Railing was low. Current standard is 36” height. Recommend raising for safety.

Hammer Carpentry Contractor

10 - 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
Type
Wood Stove
Damper Doors: Functioned Correctly
Not accessible
Lintels: Intact and Serviceable
Yes
Cleanout Doors & Frames: Accessible and Functional
Not functional
General Fireplace Condition
Fair

*****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
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10.2.1 - Vents, Flues & Chimneys

Firewall Cracked

The brick lining of the fireplace was cracked in one or more places, which could lead to chimney damage or toxic fumes entering the home. The overall chimney foundation and structure appeared sound at time of inspection. Recommend evaluation and repair.

Fire Fireplace Contractor
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10.4.1 - Cleanout Doors & Frames

Missing Hearth

Part of hearth was missing at time of inspection. Recommend repair.

Brick Masonry Restoration Contractor

11 - 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
General Comments: General Built-In Appliance Condition
Good
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Energy Source
Electric
Microwave: Functional
Yes
Refrigerator: Brand
Maytag
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Brand
Maytag
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Exhaust Hood Type
Vented
Microwave: Brand
Amana
Refrigerator: Appeared Functional
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
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11.4.1 - 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 installing an anti-tip bracket. Here is a DIY resource for you: Click Here

Wash Appliance Repair

12 - 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: Sheathing Material
OSB
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Batt, Loose-fill, Vermiculite
Attic Insulation: Approximate R Value
15
Attic Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Gable Vents, Soffit Vents, Box vent
Interior Exhaust Systems: Master Bathroom
Not Installed
Interior Exhaust Systems: Other Bathrooms
Not Installed
Dryer: Dryer Power Source
220 Electric
Dryer: Dryer Vent
Unknown
Roof Structure & Attic: General Attic Video and Pictures
General Attic Video(s) and Pictures
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
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12.1.1 - Roof Structure & Attic

Exposed/Incorrect Electrical Wiring

Exposed /incorrect electrical work in attic. This can pose a fire/shock hazard. Recommend repair.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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12.1.2 - Roof Structure & Attic

Evidence of Water Intrusion
In attic space under window in back bedroom and attic space on opposite side of same bedroom

Attic had signs of water intrusion  This will allow water to infiltrate the main home structure and cause damage. Area appeared dry at time of inspection. Recommend evaluation and repair.

Roof Roofing Professional
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12.1.3 - Roof Structure & Attic

Sheathimg Damage
Attic space above loft area

Ruth has sheathing damage. Area appeared dry at time of inspection. Recommend monitoring and repair at time of roof replacement.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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12.2.1 - Attic Insulation

Insufficient Insulation

Insulation depth was inadequate. This will decrease home heating efficiency and occupant comfort. Recommend adding additional insulation.

House construction Insulation Contractor
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12.2.2 - Attic Insulation

Vermiculite Insulation

Home has, what is believed to be, vermiculite insulation which MAY contain asbestos. Asbestos is 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. If attic access is necessary, recommend wearing a respirator. For more information on asbestos from the Environmental Protection Agency visit here. Also, consider consulting with the ZAI Trust - information in the attached brochure. Recommend evaluation and possible remediation. 

House construction Insulation Contractor
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12.5.1 - Dryer

Dryer Vent Exit

Dryer vent exit should be a damper style door with a rain hood. This keeps cold air and critters from entering the home. Recommed repair. 

Fire HVAC Professional
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12.5.2 - Dryer

No Dryer Vent Access Point Present

At the time of inspection there was no dryer vent access present - although the dryer vent was present in the crawlspace. Recommend installing correctly sized dryer vent that exits the exterior of the home.

Fire HVAC Professional

13 - 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: Vapor Barrier Present
Yes
Floor Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Dirt
Floor Structure: Floor Insulation
None
Floor Structure: Sub-floor Material
Plywood
Basements & Crawlspaces: General Crawlspace Video and Pictures
General Crawlspace Video(s) and Pictures
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
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13.2.1 - Foundation

Foundation Vent Missing
Front Left of Home

Foundation vent missing. Recommend repair to prevent animal intrusion.

Foundation Foundation Contractor
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13.3.1 - Basements & Crawlspaces

Improper Electrical Work

Improper electrical work observed. This creates a shock hazard. Recommend repair. 

Electric Electrical Contractor
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13.3.2 - Basements & Crawlspaces

No Insulation

No insulation observed in floor structure. This will add to energy costs and affect occupant comfort in the home. Recommend adding insulation.

House construction Insulation Contractor
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13.4.1 - Floor Structure

Post-to-Beam Connectors Recommended

Post to beam connectors are not present. Recommend adding for increased stability.

Hardhat General Contractor