A few of the roof shingles exhibited general damage that could affect performance. Recommend a qualified roofer evaluate and repair.
|2.2||Roof Drainage Systems||X||X|
|2.4||Skylights, Chimneys & Roof Penetrations||X||X|
5.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. roofing materials. 2. roof drainage systems. 3. flashing. 4. skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations. B. describe: 1. roofing materials. 2. methods used to inspect the roofing. 5.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: A. antennas. B. interiors of vent systems, uses, and chimneys that are not readily accessible. C. other installed accessories.
A few of the roof shingles exhibited general damage that could affect performance. Recommend a qualified roofer evaluate and repair.
The roof had a patch of several new shingles installed. The rain gutter was also damaged. The home owner said it was a repair from a fallen tree limb.
The gutter on the SE corner was damaged from a previous fallen tree limb. This gutter should be replaced.
No chimney cap was observed. This is important to protect from moisture intrusion and protect the chimney. Recommend a qualified roofer or chimney expert install.
The chimney cap had a hole in the mortar that allows water to run underneath the surface. This will cause damage to the inside structure. I recommend a chimney contractor seal this hole with the appropriate sealant, and remove the moss build up from the top and sides of the chimney. Evaluate the condition of the chimney and chimney liner for its condition and serviceability. Without knowing the last time the chimney was cleaned it is likely that this evaluation may recommend the chimney be cleaned.
The manufactured date of the wood stove in the sun-room creates air pollutants that are out of compliance with the air quality standards set by the DEQ. All wood burning stoves need to be certified and show this DEQ certification label. Recommend removal and replacement of this stove.
|3.1||Siding, Flashing & Trim||X||X|
|3.3||Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps||X||X|
|3.4||Eaves, Soffits & Fascia||X|
|3.5||Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls||X||X|
|3.6||Walkways, Patios & Driveways||X|
4.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. wall coverings, flashing, and trim. 2. exterior doors. 3. attached and adjacent decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches, and their associated railings. 4. eaves, soffits, and fascias where accessible from the ground level. 5. vegetation, grading, surface drainage, and retaining walls that are likely to adversely affect the building. 6. adjacent and entryway walkways, patios, and driveways. B. describe wall coverings. 4.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: A. screening, shutters, awnings, and similar seasonal accessories. B. fences, boundary walls, and similar structures. C. geological and soil conditions. D. recreational facilities. E. outbuildings other than garages and carports. F. seawalls, break-walls, and docks. G. erosion control and earth stabilization measures.
Siding showed cracking in one or more places. Recommend contractor evaluate and repair.
Siding pieces on the SE side of the home were cracked and needs a be secured and sealed if necessary.
A 6" bare spot on the roof trim needs to be painted for protection from rain.
The siding and beam above the sliding glass door on the east side of the home has significant water damage. There is a drainage issue that allows the water to run onto the siding and top of the exposed portion of the wood beam. This water should drain into the rain gutter. I recommend a building contractor evaluate, recommend, and repair damaged area.
The paint is bubbled on the East side above the window. The wood is in good condition, but the paint has bubbled. This area needs to be sanded, prepped, and painted.
Storm door doesn't latch properly, Entry door to stairs needs to be pulled up before it will latch Recommend handyman repair latch and/or strike plate.
The door to the lower entry has 3 issues. The door does not latch properly when closed. The metal strike plate is missing, and the door is cracked in the middle. Recommend qualified handyman install a new door with proper hardware.
Here is a DIY troubleshooting article on fixing door issues.
The sliding glass door in the sun room is missing the screen.
Deck boards are showing signs of decay. Recommend a qualified deck contractor evaluate, advise and quote cost of repairs if needed.
The outside board for the deck off the sun room was rotted and needs to be replaced.
Where the deck and the glass slider for the upper level master bedroom meet needs to have the old caulking removed and new caulking installed.
Trees observed overhanging the roof. This can cause damage to the roof and prevent proper drainage. Recommend a qualified tree service company evaluate and recommend the safety of the current trees.
|4.1||Foundation, Basement & Crawlspaces||X||X|
|4.5||Roof Structure & Attic||X|
3. STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS 3.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect structural components including the foundation and framing. B. describe: 1. the methods used to inspect under floor crawlspaces and attics. 2. the foundation. 3. the floor structure. 4. the wall structure. 5. the ceiling structure. 6. the roof structure. 3.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. provide engineering or architectural services or analysis. B. offer an opinion about the adequacy of structural systems and components. C. enter under floor crawlspace areas that have less than 24 inches of vertical clearance between components and the ground or that have an access opening smaller than 16 inches by 24 inches. D. traverse attic load-bearing components that are concealed by insulation or by other materials.
A section of the vapor barrier was missing in the crawlspace. The vapor barrier helps prevent moisture from the ground to enter into the crawlspace. Recommend a qualified person install plastic vapor barrier to cover bare dirt.
A tree stump and 4x4 post was used as one of the main floor supports. Recommand a qualified person install the proper support for flooring.
The opening under the SE deck allows small animals to gain access nest and breed in the crawlspace under the home. Multiple problems can be created by this. My recommendation is to seal the open area.
|5.2||Vapor Barriers Attic||X|
|5.3||Vapor Barriers Crawlspace||X||X|
Attic Insulation not inspected.
Vapor Barriers Attic not inspected.
Exhaust Systems not present.
11.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces. 2. ventilation of attics and foundation areas. 3. kitchen, bathroom, laundry, and similar exhaust systems. 4. clothes dryer exhaust systems. B. describe: 1. insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces. 2. absence of insulation in unfinished spaces at conditioned surfaces. 11.2 The inspector is NOT required to disturb insulation.
|6.1||Service Entrance Conductors||X|
|6.2||Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels||X||X|
|6.3||Branch Circuit Conductors, Overcurrent Devices and Compatibility of Their Amperage & Voltage||X||X|
|6.4||Connected Devices and Fixtures||X||X|
|6.5||Polarity and Grounding of Receptacles||X|
|6.6||GFCI & AFCI||X||X|
|6.8||Carbon Monoxide Detectors||X||X|
7.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. service drop. 2. service entrance conductors, cables, and raceways. 3. service equipment and main disconnects. 4. service grounding. 5. interior components of service panels and subpanels. 6. conductors. 7. overcurrent protection devices. 8. a representative number of installed lighting fixtures, switches, and receptacles. 9. ground fault circuit interrupters and arc fault circuit interrupters. B. describe: 1. amperage rating of the service. 2. location of main disconnect(s) and subpanels. 3. presence or absence of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms. 4. the predominant branch circuit wiring method. 7.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. remote control devices. 2. or test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, security systems, and other signaling and warning devices. 3. low voltage wiring systems and components. 4. ancillary wiring systems and components not a part of the primary electrical power distribution system. 5. solar, geothermal, wind, and other renewable energy systems. B. measure amperage, voltage, and impedance. C. determine the age and type of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms.
Federal Panels have had class action lawsuits that state this panels are a safety hazard. It is my recommendation that you consult with a licensed electrician to evaluate and recommend. My recommendation is to have the electrical panel replaced with a new panel. Research Federal Pacified Panels safety on-line, then make your decision.
There were 2 wires on circuit 31. Unless the breaker is designed to have 2 wires terminated on this breaker it is a improper installation. Excess heat can make this a safety hazard. Read more information at: http://www.ismypanelsafe.com/fpe.php
The wires in the box are energize. All wire connections & charged wires with exposed ends and splices should be covered in junction boxes for safety. Recommend a qualified electrician correct.
Improper wiring was observed at the time of inspection. Recommend a licensed electrician evaluate and repair.
The electrical box in the crawlspace needs a blank cover installed.
The light fixture in the hallway on the upper level was missing. Recommend a qualified person install new light fixture.
The light for the crawlspace needs to be secured to the box. recommend a qualified person repair.
The home had push button light switches installed. It was confusing for me to tell what each switch controlled. There is a bank of switches in the hallway on the upper level. I asked the home owner what their function were and he said he could never figure out what the switches did? I recommend that a licensed electrician evaluate the switches and their function.
There are several outlets that need to be updated to the GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupt) type. All out lets that services the kitchen counter, garage, outside, bathrooms or are located 6' from a water source need to be GFCI protected.
The bathroom on the lower level, The two outlets in the upper bathroom, the three in the kitchen, the garage outlets. Recommend licensed electrician upgrade all of these outlets to GFCI type.
Here is a link to read about how GFCI receptacles keep you safe.
Based on the age of this structure and the appearance of existing smoke alarms, the alarms have been installed 10 or more years ago. According to National Fire Protection Association, aging smoke alarms don't operate as efficiently and often are the source for nuisance alarms. Older smoke alarms need to be replaced when they reach 10 years or older. It is important to know that 120 volt smoke alarms can not be replaced with battery type smoke alarms. Test all smoke alarms when moving into a new residence for proper working order. for more information, visit: SMKALRMLS
There were no carbon monoxide alarm(s) installed. Each habitable level of a home must have a working carbon monoxide alarm present. Install 15 feet maximum distance from all bedrooms. Recommend installing new carbon monoxide alarm(s). For more information read: https://www.oregon.gov/osp/SFM/Pages/CommedCOProg.aspx
|7.3||Vents, Flues & Chimneys||X||X|
AFUE (Annual fuel utilization efficiency) is a metric used to measure furnace efficiency in converting fuel to energy. A higher AFUE rating means greater energy efficiency. 90% or higher meets the Department of Energy's Energy Star program standard.
8.1 The inspector shall: A. open readily openable access panels. B. inspect: 1. installed heating equipment. 2. vent systems, uses, and chimneys. 3. distribution systems. C. describe: 1. energy source(s). 2. heating systems. 8.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. interiors of vent systems, uses, and chimneys that are not readily accessible. 2. heat exchangers. 3. humidifiers and dehumidifiers. 4. electric air cleaning and sanitizing devices. 5. heating systems using ground-source, water-source, solar, and renewable energy technologies. 6. heat-recovery and similar whole-house mechanical ventilation systems. B. determine: 1. heat supply adequacy and distribution balance. 2. the adequacy of combustion air components.
Downstairs bathroom heat register is loose from the ceiling.
Cooling Equipment not present.
Distribution System not present.
9.1 The inspector shall: A. open readily openable access panels. B. inspect: 1. central and permanently installed cooling equipment. 2. distribution systems. C. describe: 1. energy source(s). 2. cooling systems. 9.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect electric air cleaning and sanitizing devices. B. determine cooling supply adequacy and distribution balance. C. inspect cooling units that are not permanently installed or that are installed in windows. D. inspect cooling systems using ground source, water source, solar, and renewable energy technologies.
|9.4||Steps, Stairways & Railings||X|
|9.5||Countertops & Cabinets||X|
10.1 The inspector shall inspect: A. walls, ceilings, and floors. B. steps, stairways, and railings. C. countertops and a representative number of installed cabinets. D. a representative number of doors and windows. E. garage vehicle doors and garage vehicle door operators. F. installed ovens, ranges, surface cooking appliances, microwave ovens, dishwashing machines, and food waste grinders by using normal operating controls to activate the primary function. 10.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: A. paint, wallpaper, and other finish treatments. B. floor coverings. C. window treatments. D. coatings on and the hermetic seals between panes of window glass. E. central vacuum systems. F. recreational facilities. G. installed and free-standing kitchen and laundry appliances not listed in Section 10.1.F. H. appliance thermostats including their calibration, adequacy of heating elements, self cleaning oven cycles, indicator lights, door seals, timers, clocks, timed features, and other specialized features of the appliance. I. operate, or confirm the operation of every control and feature of an inspected appliance.
Minor cracks at the corners of doors and windows in walls. Appeared to be the result of long-term settling. Some settling is not unusual in a home of this age and these cracks are not a structural concern.
A popcorn ceiling (slang), also known as a cottage cheese ceiling. It was the standard for bedroom and residential hallway ceilings for its bright, white appearance, ability to hide imperfections, and acoustical characteristics. In early formulations, it often contained white asbestos fibers. When asbestos was banned in ceiling treatments by the Clean Air Act of 1978 in the United States, popcorn ceilings fell out of favor in much of the country. However, in order to minimize economic hardship to suppliers and installers, existing inventories of asbestos-bearing texturing materials were exempt from the ban, so it is possible to find asbestos in popcorn ceilings that were applied through the 1980s. After the ban, popcorn ceiling materials were created using a paper-based or Styrofoam product to create the texture, rather than asbestos. Textured ceilings remain common in residential construction in the United States. Testing a sample of this ceiling material is the only way to know if it contains asbestos.
The home flooring had general moderate damage visible at the time of the inspection. Recommend evaluation by a qualified flooring contractor.
Loose tiles around the heat register. Recommend re-attach and secure with new grout.
Front door drags on carpet when opening. Recommend trimming the bottom of the door.
2 of the 3 sliding glass doors in the master bedroom are hard to open. The bottom rollers need adjustment or replaced. Recommend a qualified person evaluate and repair.
The windows were installed at the time the home was built in 1972, so they are 46 years old. One or more windows appears to have general damage, but are operational. Several windows and sliding glass doors had bad thermo-seals that clouds or discolors the window from the inside of the window panes. These thermo-seals will need to be replace. One window in the living room was missing. Two large windows in the living room had long strips of tape on the sides of the windows. Recommend a window professional evaluate and repair necessary defects.
Observed condensation between the window panes, which indicates a failed seal. Recommend qualified window contractor evaluate & replace.
10.1 The inspector shall inspect: F. installed ovens, ranges, surface cooking appliances, microwave ovens, dishwashing machines, and food waste grinders by using normal operating controls to activate the primary function. 10.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: G. installed and free-standing kitchen and laundry appliances not listed in Section 10.1.F. H. appliance thermostats including their calibration, adequacy of heating elements, self cleaning oven cycles, indicator lights, door seals, timers, clocks, timed features, and other specialized features of the appliance. I. operate, or con rm the operation of every control and feature of an inspected appliance.
The drain hose from the dishwasher to the garbage disposal needs to have a high loop somewhere in the line that makes this hose as high as the sink at some point. Recommend a Handyman install a bracket that creates a high loop in the hose to reach sink height in the middle section of the drain hose.
|11.1||Fireplaces, Stoves & Inserts||X||X|
|11.3||Chimney & Vent Systems||X||X|
12.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. fuel-burning replaces, stoves, and replace inserts. 2. fuel-burning accessories installed in replaces. 3. chimneys and vent systems. B. describe systems and components listed in 12.1.A.1 and .2. 12.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. interiors of vent systems, uses, and chimneys that are not readily accessible. 2. fire screens and doors. 3. seals and gaskets. 4. automatic fuel feed devices. 5. mantles and replace surrounds. 6. combustion air components and to determine their adequacy. 7. heat distribution assists (gravity fed and fan assisted). 8. fuel-burning replaces and appliances located outside the inspected structures. B. determine draft characteristics. C. move fireplace inserts and stoves or firebox contents.
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. Recommend a qualified fireplace contractor evaluate and repair.
The photo of the flue is the fireplace in the living room. The photo of the fire grate is in the Upper master bedroom. The black substance in the photo is what fell out of the chimney when I opened the damper. Recommend a chimney sweep contractor clean both chimneys before use.
The wood stove in the sun room was manufactured before the DEQ set the standards for air pollution. All wood burning stove needs to have a DEQ Certification to be used in Oregon. It is hard to find Insurance companies that will insure a home with a stove that is out side of the air quality standards. This room has no other heating source, so the cost of stove removal and a new stove will need to be figured into the budget.
|12.1||Fixtures / Faucets||X|
|12.2||Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems||X|
|12.4||Vents, Flues, & Chimneys||X|
|12.5||Sump Pumps / Sewage Ejectors||X|
|12.6||Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems||X|
Menu facture republic serial number 5381 682 gallons electric needs seismic straps
Sump Pumps / Sewage Ejectors not present.
Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems not inspected.
6.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. interior water supply and distribution systems including fixtures and faucets. 2. interior drain, waste, and vent systems including fixtures. 3. water heating equipment and hot water supply systems. 4. vent systems, flues, and chimneys. 5. fuel storage and fuel distribution systems. 6. sewage ejectors, sump pumps, and related piping. B. describe: 1. interior water supply, drain, waste, and vent piping materials. 2. water heating equipment including energy source(s). 3. location of main water and fuel shut-off valves. 6.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. clothes washing machine connections. 2. interiors of vent systems, flues, and chimneys that are not readily accessible. 3. wells, well pumps, and water storage related equipment. 4. water conditioning systems. 5. solar, geothermal, and other renewable energy water heating systems. 6. manual and automatic re-extinguishing and sprinkler systems and landscape irrigation systems. 7. septic and other sewage disposal systems. B. determine: 1. whether water supply and sewage disposal are public or private. 2. water quality. 3. the adequacy of combustion air components. C. measure water supply low and pressure, and well water quantity. D. fill shower pans and fixtures to test for leaks.
There are 2 water heaters for the home. One is located in the lower level and one is in the garage. Both water heaters need 2 seismic straps to be installed to the top and bottom of the water heaters. These straps help secure the water heater from movement in the event of a earthquake. Recommend a handyman install seismic straps.
Both water heaters functioned fine when tested, but both are at the end of their life expectancy. I could not find a manufacturing date for the water heater in the lower level of the home, but my guess is that it is past 20 years old. The one in the garage indicates that it was manufactured in 1989 which makes it 29 years old. This is well past the life expectancy of a water heater. Normal water heaters life expectancy is from 8 to 12 years. I would figure the cost of replacing both water heaters in the near future.