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1234 Main St.
Orangevale, California 95662
02/19/2020 9:00AM

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Agency Name
32
Maintenance item
68
Prioritized observation
10
Immediate concern/safety hazards

The inspection was essentially visual, not technically exhaustive, and did not imply that every defect would be discovered. The project was based upon conditions that existed at the time of the inspection. This inspection excluded and did not intend to cover any and all components, items, and conditions by nature of their location were concealed or otherwise difficult to inspect. There was no dismantling, destructive analysis, or technical testing of any component. Excluded were all cosmetic conditions, such as carpeting, vinyl floors, wallpapering, and painting. The inspection covered only the listed items and was evaluated for function and safety, not code compliance. This was not intended to reflect the value of the premises and did not make any representation as to the advisability or inadvisability of purchase. Hypothetical repair costs may have been discussed but must be confirmed by qualified contractor estimates.

THE INSPECTION DID NOT INCLUDE ANALYSIS OR TESTING OF ANY ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH HAZARDS. No tests were conducted to determine the presence of airborne particles such as asbestos, noxious gases such as radon, formaldehyde, toxic, carcinogenic or malodorous substances or other conditions of air quality that may have been present; nor conditions which may cause the above. No representations were made as to the existence or possible condition of the lead paint, abandoned wells, private sewage systems, or underground fuel storage tanks. There were no representations as to any above or below ground pollutants, contaminants, or hazardous wastes. The quality of drinking water was excluded from this inspection.

THE INSPECTION DID NOT INCLUDE ANALYSIS OR TESTING FOR CONCEALED WOOD DECAY, MOLD, MILDEW OR FUNGI GROWTH (UNLESS OTHERWISE PURCHASED SEPARATE FROM HOME INSPECTION).

THE INSPECTION DID NOT INCLUDE ANALYSIS OR TESTING FOR INSECTS AND VERMIN.

THE INSPECTION AND REPORT ARE NOT A GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, OF THIS BUILDING OR ANY OF ITS COMPONENTS. The inspection and report are furnished on ‘opinion only’ basis. This company assumes no liability and shall not be liable for any mistakes, omissions, or errors in judgment beyond the cost of this report. We assume no responsibility for the cost of repairing or replacing any unreported defects or conditions. This report is for the sole use of our client and no third party liability is assumed.

1 - Inspection Details

Inspection Categories

Ratings Key

I= InspectedThis means the system or component was inspected and found to be functioning properly, or in acceptable condition at the time of the inspection. No further comment is necessary but whenever possible additional information about materials used in the construction and how to care for or maintain the home.

L = Limitations. This indicates that at least part of a system or component could not be inspected or inspected thoroughly.

NP = Not PresentThis indicates that a system or component was not present at the time of inspection. If the system or component should have been present, a comment will follow.

O = ObservationThis indicates that an observation has been made and action is recommended. Observations are color-coded to indicate the importance of the observation.


Observations Catagories Defined:

MAINTENANCE ITEMS

  • Maintenance items, DIY items, or recommended upgrades will fall into this category. These concerns will ultimately lead to Prioritized Observations or Immediate Concerns if left neglected for extended periods of time. Typically these items are considered to represent a less significant immediate cost than those listed in the two other categories and can be addressed by a Homeowner or Handyman. These items are generally more straightforward to remedy. Also included in this section are 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. 

PRIORITIZED OBSERVATIONS

  • A functional component that is not operating as intended or defective. Items that inevitably lead to, or directly cause (if not addressed in a timely manner) adverse impact on the value of the home, or unreasonable risk (unsafe) to people or property. These concerns typically require further evaluation or may be more complicated to remedy.  Items categorized in this manner typically require repairs from a Handyman or Qualified Contractor and are not considered routine maintenance or DIY repairs. 

IMMEDIATE CONCERN

  • A specific issue with a system or component that may have a significant, adverse impact on the condition of the property, or that poses an immediate risk to people or property. These immediate items are often imminent or may be very difficult or expensive to remedy.  Items categorized in this manner require further evaluation and repairs or replacement as needed by a Qualified Contractor. Safety Hazards or concerns may be listed in the Red or Orange categories depending on their perceived danger, but should always be addressed ASAP. 

 These categorizations are in my professional opinion and based on what I observed at the time of inspection, and this categorization should not be construed as to mean that items designated as "Minor defects" or "Recommendations" 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. Once again it's the "Recommendations" in the text of the comment pertaining to each defect that is paramount, not its categorical placement.



In Attendance
Client, Client's Agent, Home Owner, Inspector, Client Family Member


Occupancy
Furnished, Occupied
Style
Ranch
Approximate Lot Size
Average- The lot appears to be of an average size for the area
Weather Conditions
Clear
Precipitation in Last 48 Hours?
Yes
Temperature (approximate)
81 Fahrenheit (F)
Orientation

For the sake of this inspection, the front of the home will be considered as the portion of the home facing the road. References to the "left" or "right" of the home should be construed as standing in the front yard and facing the front of the home.

Front of Structure
Left Side
Rear of Structure
Right Side
Inspectors Comments: Inspectors Comments
More than half way through the home inspection, the inspector and buyers realtors noticed all the lights in the home flickering while standing in the kitchen. Many electrical appliances and components in the home were running simultaneously at this time. Immediately following this condition the first floors thermostat lost power. The inspector checked the breakers at the main electrical panel and noticed that the breaker supplying power for that HVAC unit was tripped. The inspector attempted once to reset the HVAC breaker but it failed to reset. Further investigation and repairs are needed by an electrical contrator to determine the cause for power disruption and failure. Main panel may possibly be insufficient to meet the homes demands.
Mold Information

Mold is a fungus that comes in various colors (black, white, green, or gray) and shapes. While some molds are visible and even odorous, mold can also grow between walls, under floors and ceilings, or in less accessible spots, such as basements and attics. Mold does best in water-soaked materials (paneling, wallboard, carpet, paint, ceiling tiles, and the like), but can survive in almost any damp location. Mold can grow in houses situated in the desert, and it can grow in homes in hot and humid climates. While it's not the inspector's job to look for mold, the home inspectors may mention obvious signs of water damage and the possible presence of mold whenever possible. It is always suggested to ask the seller to disclose any ongoing/prior mold or water-related problems. Any suspected areas of growth observed will be mentioned in this report. 

Here is a helpful link for more information on Mold.

Furnished Home

The home was furnished at the time of inspection. This inspection is limited to the accessible areas of the home. Moving furniture is beyond the SOP of a typical home inspection.

DSG Home Inspections strives to perform all inspections in substantial compliance with the Standards of Practice as set forth by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) (https://www.nachi.org/sop.htm). As such, I inspect the readily accessible, visually observable, installed systems and components of the home as designated in these Standards of Practice. When systems or components designated in the Standards of Practice were present but were not inspected, the reason(s) the item was not inspected will be stated. This inspection is neither technically exhaustive or quantitative.

This report contains observations of those systems and components that, in my professional judgment, were not functioning properly, significantly deficient, or unsafe. All items in this report that were designated for repair, replacement, maintenance, or further evaluation should be investigated by qualified tradespeople within the clients contingency period or prior to closing, which is contract applicable, to determine a total cost of said repairs and to learn of any additional problems that may be present during these evaluations that were not visible during a "visual only" Home Inspection. 

This inspection will not reveal every concern or issue that may be present, but only those significant defects that were visible at the time of inspection. This inspection cannot 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. This report is only supplemental to the Sellers Disclosure. Refer to the Standards of Practice (https://www.nachi.org/sop.htm), and the Inspection agreement regarding the scope and limitations of this inspection.

This inspection is NOT intended to be considered as 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. This inspection is a tool to assist you in your buying decision, it should be used alongside the seller's disclosure, pest inspection report, 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.

Some warranties may be provided to you as a courtesy and are done so by a third party. These warranties do have limitations which can be read in the policies themselves. These warranties should not be viewed as an Inspection warranty provided by DSG Home Inspections. A comprehensive one year warranty is highly recommended and sometimes is provided by the seller. 


Notice to Third Parties

Notice to Third Parties: This report is the property of DSG Home Inspections and 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 ANYONE 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

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

Water and gas shut off valves are not operated under any circumstances. As well, any component or appliance that is unplugged or "shut off" is not turned on or connected for the sake of evaluation. I don't have knowledge of why a component may be shut down, and can't 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, a home inspection does not address environmental concerns such as, but not limited to: Asbestos, lead, lead-based paint, radon, mold, wood destroying organisms (termites, etc), cockroaches, rodents, pesticides, fungus, treated lumber, Chinese drywall, mercury, or carbon monoxide.


Recommended Contractors Information

CONTRACTORS / FURTHER EVALUATION: It is recommended that licensed professionals be used for repair issues as it relates to the comments in this report, and copies of receipts are 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 I 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.


CAUSES of DAMAGE / METHODS OF REPAIR: 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 my 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. I 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.


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 InterNACHI (https://www.nachi.org/life-expectancy.htm)

PHOTOGRAPHS: Several 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 sending it out, but typographical errors may be present. If any errors are noticed, please feel free to contact me for clarification.


Please acknowledge to me once you have completed reading the report. At that time I will be happy to answer any questions you may have, or provide clarification.

2 - Roof

IN L/NI NP O
2.1 Coverings X X
2.2 Flashings X X
2.3 Vents X X
2.4 Roof Drainage Systems X X
2.5 Chimney (above roof) X
2.6 Solar Panels X
General Introduction

The roof inspection portion of the General Home Inspection will not be as comprehensive as an inspection performed by a qualified roofing contractor. Because of variations in installation requirements of the huge number of different roof-covering materials installed over the years, the General Home Inspection does not include confirmation of proper installation. Home Inspectors are trained to identify common deficiencies and to recognize conditions that require evaluation by a specialist. Inspection of the roof typically includes visual evaluation of the roof structure, roof-covering materials, flashing, and roof penetrations like chimneys, mounting hardware for roof-mounted equipment, attic ventilation devices, ducts for evaporative coolers, and combustion and plumbing vents. The roof inspection does not include leak-testing and will not certify or warranty the roof against future leakage. Other limitations may apply and will be included in the comments as necessary.

Inspection Method
Telescoping Pole and WiFi Camera
Roof Type/Style
Combination, Gable, Hip
General Roof Condition
Moderate
Roof Photos
Coverings: Roof Materials
Asphalt, Tile
Coverings: Approximate Age
20+ years
Coverings: Number of Layers
1 layer
Flashings: Material
Metal
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Aluminum

The gutters were inspected looking for proper securement, debris in the channel, standing water, damage, etc. Leaking gutters cannot be diagnosed if an active rain was not occurring at the time of inspection. If leaks are noticed after taking ownership of the home, sealing may be needed at seams or end-caps. No deficiencies were observed at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Roof Drainage Systems: Downspout Material
Aluminum

The downspouts were inspected to ensure they were diverting rainwater away from the foundation walls. Testing for blockages in downspouts or drainpipes is beyond the scope of a home inspection, as is locating their termination point. No deficiencies were observed at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Roof Drainage Systems: Recommend Gutter Guards

Do to the close nature of tree and overhang gutter guards are excellent in not allowing buildup in gutters thereby allowing proper water runoff from home. Recommend installation of gutter guards.

Chimney (above roof): Chimney Inspection

Inspection of this portion of the chimney (above roof) includes evaluation of: chimney exterior, crown cap, spark arrestor, visible flue, cricket (if present), penetration flashing and counter-flashing, location on the roof.

Chimney (above roof): Chimney Photos
Solar Panels: Photos
Roof Not Walked - Tile Roof

The roof was not walked at time of inspection as to not damage or void the roof covering. The roof was inspected from a ladder or with a telescoping pole and wifi camera.

Solar Panels: Solar Not Inspected

There was at least one solar panel installed on the roof covering. This inspection does not cover the solar system and should be properly evaluated by a solar contractor. The mounting brackets could be an area of moisture intrusion and should be monitored. 

The roof inspection portion of the General Home Inspection will not be as comprehensive as an inspection performed by a qualified roofing contractor. Because of variations in installation requirements of the huge number of different roof-covering materials installed over the years, the General Home Inspection does not include confirmation of proper installation. Home Inspectors are trained to identify common deficiencies and to recognize conditions that require evaluation by a specialist. Inspection of the roof typically includes visual evaluation of the roof structure, roof-covering materials, flashing, and roof penetrations like chimneys, mounting hardware for roof-mounted equipment, attic ventilation devices, ducts for evaporative coolers, and combustion and plumbing vents. The roof inspection does not include leak-testing and will not certify or warranty the roof against future leakage. Other limitations may apply and will be included in the comments as necessary.

  • IN = Inspected
  • L/NI = Limitations/Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observation
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2.1.1 - Coverings

Debris

Debris noted on the roof which can reduce the effectiveness of roofing materials by reducing water flow and accelerated degradation by not allowing proper drying; not all areas may be shown. Recommend correction by removing debris.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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2.1.2 - Coverings

Growth on Shingles

Moss and/or algae was noted growing on coverings which accelerate degradation of the material. Recommend growth is removed and source (likely tree limbs) is trimmed back from the roof area. Not all areas may be shown.

Click here for DIY growth removal.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
2.2.1 - Flashings

Lifting Flashing

At least one section of roof flashing is lifting and needs repair to resecure and seal.

Roof Roofing Professional
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Comment
2.2.2 - Flashings

Extend Kick-Out Flashing
Right

A wall section at the of the home had kick-out flashing that may need to be extended to properly protect the stone veneer. Recommend a roofing contractor review and offer suggestions for remediation. The current condition may allow moisture intrusion of the exterior wall covering. Moisture intrusion of the wall structure can damage home materials and encourage the growth of mold. Long term moisture intrusion can cause structural damage from wood decay.

Roof Roofing Professional
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Comment
2.2.3 - Flashings

Missing section kick-out flashing

A wall section at the exterior of the home had no kick-out flashing installed where a wall extended past the edge of the roof. This condition is can allow moisture intrusion to the structure below. Consistent moisture exposure at a point of roof discharge has degraded the wall and structure over time. Recommend correction by installing kick-out flashing at noted points.

Roof Roofing Professional
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Comment
2.3.1 - Vents

Boot Seal Damaged

The rubber boot at a roof plumbing vent pipe in noted locations was damaged and may allow water intrusion of the roof assembly. Recommend replacement.

Roof Roofing Professional
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Comment
2.4.1 - Roof Drainage Systems

Downspout Extensions
Front Entry

Recommend downspout extensions installed to move water further away from the building foundation. Excessive moisture at the foundation wall can contribute to the unwanted settling of the structure. Not all areas may be shown. 

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Comment
2.4.2 - Roof Drainage Systems

Debris - Gutter
Front, Right

Debris has accumulated in the gutters which can:
- Limit the effectiveness of moving water away from home;
- Keep gutters from drying which accelerates water damage to gutters (causing leaks);
- Allow water to run up the back side of fascia potentially causing damage to the supportive structure.

Recommend: Cleaning gutters and downspout locations to facilitate water flow; installing over the gutter guards will limit debris buildup and reduce cleaning requirement.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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Comment
2.4.3 - Roof Drainage Systems

Downspouts Open Seams at Footer Drain

One or more downspouts discharged roof drainage next to the foundation or was not properly connected to the footer drain at the time of inspection. This condition can result in excessively high moisture levels in soil at the foundation and can cause damage related to soil/foundation movement. Excessive moisture levels in soil near the foundation can affect the ability of the soil to support the weight of the structure above and can cause damage related to soil/foundation movement. The Inspector recommends repair to remove or discharge roof drainage a minimum of 6 feet from the foundation. Ensure all drain lines used to remove roof drainage are solid non-perforated lines.

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2.4.4 - Roof Drainage Systems

Poor Drainage From Roof

The roof does not appear to have the proper slope to prevent ponding on the roof covering.  Adjustments are suggested to prevent potential moisture intrusion to the structure below. 

Roof Roofing Professional

3 - Exterior

IN L/NI NP O
3.1 Walkways/Driveways X X
3.2 Doorbell X
3.3 Exterior Stairs & Steps X X
3.4 Patios X X
3.5 Exterior Electrical X X
3.6 Siding, Flashing & Trim X X
3.7 Exterior Windows X X
3.8 Exterior Doors X X
3.9 Eaves, Soffits & Fascia X X
3.10 Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps X X
3.11 Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls (With respect to their effect on the condition of the building) X X
3.12 Fence / Gate X X
3.13 Yard Safety X
3.14 Chimney (Below Roof) X
3.15 Exterior Plumbing X
Appurtenance
Deck with Steps, Patio, Pool, Sidewalk, Patio Cover, Driveway

Anything attached to a piece of land or building such that it becomes a part of that property, and is passed on to a new owner when the property is sold. It may be something tangible like a garage, septic system, water tank, or something abstract such as an easement or right of way.

Read more: http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/appurtenance.html

Walkways/Driveways: Condition
Moderate
Walkways/Driveways: Cracks in Concrete/Asphalt

Cracks in concrete and/or asphalt are a very common occurrence and are seen in just about all installed concrete and/or asphalt surfaces. If more nefarious items are present like heaving, trip hazards, heavy settling, poor drainage, then they will be noted in this report. 

Exterior Stairs & Steps: Locations
Front
Exterior Stairs & Steps: Material
Poured Concrete, Brick Pavers
Exterior Stairs & Steps: Condition
Moderate
Patios: Location
Front, Rear
Patios: Material
Brick, Concrete
Patios: Condition
Moderate
Patios: Covering Type
Framed Cover
Patios: Covering Condition
Present
Exterior Electrical: Condition
Unsatisfactory

The inspector does not override any automatic controls on the light fixtures to ensure proper operation. 

Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Brick, Stucco
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding: Condition
Moderate
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Trim: Condition
Moderate
Exterior Windows: Condition
Moderate

The window and is components condition as viewed from the exterior.

Exterior Windows: Suggestions For Maintenance

It is suggested that sliding windows and doors have there lower tracks and weep (drainage) holes cleaned annually to facilitate proper drainage and operation. 

Exterior Doors: Condition
Moderate

As viewed from the exterior


Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Appurtenance
Deck with Steps, Balcony

Anything attached to a piece of land or building such that it becomes a part of that property, and is passed on to a new owner when the property is sold. It may be something tangible like a garage, septic system, water tank, or something abstract such as an easement or right of way.

Read more: http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/appurtenance.html

Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Condition
Moderate
Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls (With respect to their effect on the condition of the building): Recommend Perimeter Drainage System

Recommend installing a footer (French) drainage system to move water further from homes foundation, decks or patio.

Chimney (Below Roof): Chimney Material
Brick, Stucco
Exterior Plumbing: Condition
Present

The exterior hose bib(s) appeared to be function normally. At least one fixture was tested and a water pressure was taken. 

Exterior Plumbing: Water Pressure
40-80 PSI

Water pressure from 40 to 80 pounds per square inch is considered to be within normal/acceptable range. 

Doorbell: "Ring" doorbell

Ring door bell present but not tested. 

Exterior Electrical: Automatic Lighting Disclaimer

At least one exterior light fixture installed on this structure had a Photocell or Motion Sensor built in. The inspector was unable to determine the function of the exterior lighting due to automatic controls that were not overridden. 

Eaves, Soffits & Fascia: Limited Visibility

When a gutter system is installed, the fascia boards are difficult to see as they are partially covered. Any defects noted in the visible condition will be documented. 

What's inspected? Exterior wall-covering materials, flashing and trim; all exterior doors; adjacent walkways and driveways; stairs, steps, stoops, stairways and ramps; porches, patios, decks, balconies and carports; railings, guards and handrails; the eaves, soffits and fascia; vegetation, surface drainage, retaining walls and grading of the property, where they may adversely affect the structure due to moisture intrusion.

 

What's not inspected? Operate screens, storm windows, shutters, awnings, fences, outbuildings, or exterior accent lighting; items that are not visible or readily accessible from the ground, including window and door flashing; geological, geotechnical, hydrological or soil conditions; recreational facilities or playground equipment; seawalls, breakwalls or docks; erosion-control or earth-stabilization measures; safety-type glass; underground utilities; underground items; wells or springs; solar, wind or geothermal systems; swimming pools or spas; wastewater treatment systems, septic systems or cesspools; irrigation or sprinkler systems; drainfields or dry wells; determine the integrity of multiple-pane window glazing or thermal window seals.

  • IN = Inspected
  • L/NI = Limitations/Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observation
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Comment
3.1.1 - Walkways/Driveways

Concrete/Asphalt Crack - Moderate

Concrete and/or asphalt areas had moderate visible cracks in noted locations likely due to long term settlement and is commensurate with the age of the surface. Recommend further evaluation and repair or replace the surface.

Gardening shovel tool shape Concrete Contractor
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3.1.2 - Walkways/Driveways

Major Settling Noted
Left

Major settling was noted to some portion of the driveway and repairs or replacement is needed to prevent further deterioration. Recommend a qualified professional review and offer suggestions for remediation. 

Gardening shovel tool shape Concrete Contractor
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3.3.1 - Exterior Stairs & Steps

Exterior Stairs (Moderate Weathering)

At the time of the inspection, these exterior stairs exhibited moderate general weathering commensurate with the age of the home. Good maintenance practices will maximize the lifespan of this staircase. Recommend a qualified professional review and offer suggestions for repair.

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3.3.2 - Exterior Stairs & Steps

Handrails (None)

At least one exterior staircase had no handrail. Generally-accepted modern safety standards dictate that stairs with 4 or more risers should have a handrail on at least one side. You should consult with a qualified contractor to discuss options and costs for handrail installation.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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3.4.1 - Patios

Patio Cracking (Minor)

Normal settling & cracking observed. Recommend monitor and/or patch/seal. Recommend adjusting perimeter drainage to redirect water away from the slab to prevent further unwanted settling.

Here is a helpful article on repairing cracked patios. 

Gardening shovel tool shape Concrete Contractor
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3.4.2 - Patios

Patio Slab (Moderate Cracking)
Entry

The patio surface had moderate cracking visible at the time of the inspection. Cracks should be filled with an appropriate material to help prevent continued deterioration. Recommend adjusting perimeter drainage to redirect water away from the slab to prevent further unwanted settling.

Here is a helpful article on repairing cracked patios.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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3.5.1 - Exterior Electrical

No GFCI Protection (Exterior)

At least one electrical receptacle at the exterior did not have Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) protection at the time of the inspection.  For safety reasons, the Inspector recommends that all exterior electrical receptacles be provided with GFCI protection in good working order to avoid potential shock or electrocution hazards.  This can be achieved by:  1. Replacing the current standard receptacle with a GFCI receptacle.  2. Replacing the breaker currently protecting the electrical circuit that contains these receptacles with a GFCI breaker.


Electric Electrical Contractor
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Comment
3.5.2 - Exterior Electrical

Loose Light Fixture

At least one exterior light fixture was loose and needs repair to secure so energized electrical components are not exposed to moisture intrusion.

Wrenches Handyman
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Comment
3.6.1 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Sealant/Mortar Recommended

One or more areas need sealant to ensure protection from potential water and moisture penetration. The front brick siding appears to need additional sealant around the windows

Siding Siding Contractor
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3.6.2 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Sealant Recommended

One or more areas need sealant to ensure protection from water and moisture penetration. Caulk should be applied to areas where brick and wood siding meet, trim around window frames or doors, and piping and service penetrations.  Also, any cracks that allow moisture or wind entry should be caulked to prevent deterioration. Not all areas may be shown

Paint roller Painting Contractor
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3.6.3 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Cracking - Minor

Portions of the structure's siding showed cracking in one or more places; not all areas may be shown. This is a result of temperature changes and long-term settling, typical of homes this age. Recommend repair/seal areas and monitoring to ensure cracks do not widen.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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3.6.4 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Access Panel Loose

At least one access panel was loose and repairs may be needed. 

Wrench DIY
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3.6.5 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Mortar Degraded

Mortar degradation noted in brick or stonework veneer siding. Recommend correction by repair/fill failing mortar. 

Brick Masonry, Concrete, Brick & Stone
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3.6.6 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Siding in Contact With Grade

Siding should be kept at least 2" above hard surfaces, such as concrete, and 4" above the soil. When the material is buried in dirt, water can wick up into the material and cause rotting at the wall. It is recommended a qualified professional review and offer suggestions for adjustment.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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3.7.1 - Exterior Windows

Caulking
Front windows around brick veneer

The window caulking needs improvement. Recommend sealing with fresh caulk to prevent possible moisture intrusion.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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3.8.1 - Exterior Doors

Weatherstripping Not Present

Door is missing standard weatherstripping. This can result in significant energy loss and moisture intrusion. Recommend installation of standard weatherstripping (if possible) or installation of a new door.

Here is a DIY guide on weatherstripping.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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3.9.1 - Eaves, Soffits & Fascia

Roof Trim/ Eave Support Rot

One or more sections of the Fascia boards, Barge rafters or rafter tails showed signs of rot/deterioration and repair or partial replacement is needed. Not all areas may be shown. Recommend correction by a licensed contractor.

Hardhat General Contractor
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3.10.1 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Deck - Loose Boards

Deck floor boards were loose in certain locations which could become fully detached. Recommend fully reattach using fasteners such as deck screws.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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3.10.2 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Railings Loose - Fasteners

Railings were loose in noted areas. Recommend tightening current fasteners or replace, tighten and monitor to prevent injury. 

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3.10.3 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Support Posts In/On Ground

At least one support post was noted as directly buried in the ground or resting on the ground which accelerates wood rot and can cause termite infestation. Recommend adjustments are made to prevent further deterioration. Not all may be shown.

House front 1 Deck Contractor
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3.11.1 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls (With respect to their effect on the condition of the building)

Drainage Issues

There is at least one area in the yard that possibly needs some adjustment or drainage added to prevent unwanted pooling of rainwater. Not all area may be shown. Recommend a landscape professional review and offer suggestions for repair.

Yard scissors Landscaping Contractor
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Comment
3.11.2 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls (With respect to their effect on the condition of the building)

Tree Overhang

Trees observed overhanging the roof or in close contact. This can cause damage to the roof and prevent proper drainage. Recommend a qualified tree service trim to allow for proper drainage. 

Yard scissors Tree Service
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3.12.1 - Fence / Gate

Self-Closing Pool Gate Repair

The perimeter gate does not meet current pool safety standards. The hinge or latch hardware needs repair to function properly to ensure the safety gate latches unassisted. The gate should also swing out only. Not all areas may be shown

Contractor Qualified Professional
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3.12.2 - Fence / Gate

Gate Repairs Needed

The gate panel drags on the ground or rubs the strike side. Adjustments or repairs are needed. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
3.13.1 - Yard Safety

Zip Line

There appears to be a zip line installed in the rear of the structure. This inspection does not cover zip lines. Recommend a qualified professional review to ensure proper installation and safety. 

Contractor Qualified Professional

4 - Foundation & Structure

IN L/NI NP O
4.1 Foundation X
4.2 Floor Structure X X X
4.3 Wall Structure X
4.4 Ceiling Structure X
4.5 Crawlspaces X X X
4.6 Attic Structure & Sheathing X X
Inspection Method
Attic Access, Crawlspace Access, Visual, Infrared
What's Inspected

The General Home Inspection includes inspection of the home structural elements that were readily visible at the time of the inspection. This typically includes the foundation, exterior walls, floor structures and roof structure. Much of the home structure is hidden behind exterior and interior roof, floor, wall, and ceiling coverings, or is buried underground. Because the General Home Inspection is limited to visual and non-invasive methods, this report may not identify all structural deficiencies. Upon observing indications that structural problems may exist that are not readily visible, the inspector may recommend inspection, testing, or evaluation by a specialist that may include invasive measures.

Foundation: Materials/Type
Concrete, Slab on Grade, Combination, Raised
Foundation: Percentage of Foundation Exposed
5% or less

The exterior view of the foundation is limited to the portions visible above grade.

Floor Structure: Material
Concrete, Slab, Wood Beams
Floor Structure: Sub-floor
Inaccessible
Floor Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Dirt, Moisture Barrier Installed
Wall Structure: Material
Drywall
Wall Structure: Condition
Moderate

The interior condition may also be under the corresponding room locations. 

Ceiling Structure: Material
Drywall
Ceiling Structure: Condition
Moderate

The interior condition may also be under the corresponding room locations.

Crawlspaces: Crawlspace Inspection
Inspection by direct entry

Inspection typically includes evaluation of crawlspace floor; framed floor structure; foundation walls; plumbing (water, sewer, gas and any sump pumps); electrical; and HVAC (ducts and any equipment); insulation, vapor barrier.

Crawlspaces: Crawlspace Access
Door Foundation
Crawlspaces: Condition
Present
Crawlspaces: Crawlspace Photos
Attic Structure & Sheathing: Access Type
Ceiling hatch
Attic Structure & Sheathing: Attic Inspection
Inspection by direct entry
Attic Structure & Sheathing: Sheathing Material
Plywood
Attic Structure & Sheathing: Structure Type
Rafters
Attic Structure & Sheathing: Attic Photos
Floor Structure: Visual Limitations - Flooring

Due to joist installed batt insulation, or moisture barrier, the inspector had limited visibility of subflooring which limits the ability to detect moisture damage on the subflooring.

Crawlspaces: Limited Inspection (Crawlspace)

Portions of the crawlspace were not accessible and were not inspected. Crawlspace conditions were present at the time of inspection which in the Inspectors opinion posed a personal safety hazard or limited the examination of the crawlspace to only those home systems and their components visible from the accessible areas. Some areas of the crawlspace were not visible from the access area. The Inspector specifically disclaims defective conditions in all areas not visible in the crawlspace from the access available at the time of the inspection and which are not listed in the area of this report pertaining to crawlspace conditions.

Crawlspaces typically contain: structural, electrical or plumbing components that have the potential to cause damage or harm; components that have suffered damage or deterioration: they may contain conditions that indicate other deficiencies. Conditions which may limit access include but are not limited to any of the following: Less than 18x30 inches of clearance at entry. Excessive moisture/Debris/Standing water. Unsafe structural conditions. Presence of pests (insects, reptiles, mammals) Hazardous electrical conditions The point at which conditions represent a safety hazard is decided upon solely by the Inspector, entry or refusal of entry being completely at the Inspectors discretion.

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the foundation; B. the basement; C. the crawlspace; and D. structural components. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the type of foundation; and B. the location of the access to the under-floor space. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. observed indications of wood in contact with or near soil; B. observed indications of active water penetration; C. observed indications of possible foundation movement, such as sheetrock cracks, brick cracks, out-of-square door frames, and unlevel floors; and D. any observed cutting, notching and boring of framing members that may, in the inspector's opinion, present a structural or safety concern. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. enter any crawlspace that is not readily accessible, or where entry could cause damage or pose a hazard to him/herself. B. move stored items or debris. C. operate sump pumps with inaccessible floats. D. identify the size, spacing, span or location or determine the adequacy of foundation bolting, bracing, joists, joist spans or support systems. E. provide any engineering or architectural service. F. report on the adequacy of any structural system or component.

  • IN = Inspected
  • L/NI = Limitations/Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observation
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4.2.1 - Floor Structure

Prior Repairs Noted

Prior repairs have been noted to some portion of the floor or framing members. Recommend checking owners disclosures about repairs made. 

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4.5.1 - Crawlspaces

Elevated Moisture Levels

Moderate levels of moisture were noted in the crawlspace at the time of the inspection. Recommend the source of moisture is identified and corrected by a qualified professional to prevent potential deterioration and unwanted settling. Installation of a vapor barrier can minimize ground moisture from entering the space. It is also suggested to have the sewer and plumbing lines scoped/inspected to rule out any underground voids or damaged lines. The addition of perimeter drain lines can assist in removing excessive water.  

Contractor Qualified Professional
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4.6.1 - Attic Structure & Sheathing

Access Panel Damage

Minor damage was noted the attic access panel or entrance and repairs may be needed. 

Contractor Qualified Professional

5 - Heating & Cooling

IN L/NI NP O
5.1 General X X
5.2 Packaged Unit Equipment X X
5.3 Furnace Equipment X X
5.4 Air Conditioning Equipment X X
5.5 Normal Operating Controls X X
5.6 Distribution System X X
5.7 Heating & Cooling Source X X
General: HVAC Split System - A/C & Furnace

This home employs an air conditioner unit to cool the home and a furnace (gas fired) to heat the home. It's a split system that utilizes an outdoor condenser unit and inside furnace/air handler/evaporator unit.

General: Packaged System - A/C & Furnace

A packaged gas electric system offers you electric air conditioning and gas heating. In warm weather, it's an all-electric high-efficiency air conditioner. In cold weather, it provides warmth from natural gas or propane, giving you the best of both energy worlds.

General: Number of Systems
2
Packaged Unit Equipment: Estimated Packaged Unit Age
5
Packaged Unit Equipment: Brand
American Standard
Packaged Unit Equipment: Energy Source/Type
Electric, Gas
Packaged Unit Equipment: Unit Photos
Furnace Equipment: Estimated Furnace / Air Handler Age
5
Furnace Equipment: Furnace / Air Handler Brand
Lennox
Furnace Equipment: Energy Source/Type
Natural Gas
Furnace Equipment: Furnace Photos
Furnace Equipment: Recommend Servicing

Recommend Servicing- The HVAC unit does not appear to have been serviced in some time. For optimum performance, the unit should be serviced annually prior to the heating and cooling seasons.  It is also recommended that the filter(s) be changed or cleaned every 30 to 45 days for best performance.

Air Conditioning Equipment: Estimated Condenser Age
5
Air Conditioning Equipment: Condenser Unit Brand
Lennox
Air Conditioning Equipment: Condenser Photos
Air Conditioning Equipment: Estimated Evaporator Coil Age
5
Air Conditioning Equipment: Evaporator Coil Brand
Lennox
Air Conditioning Equipment: Recommend Servicing

Recommend Servicing- The HVAC does not appear to have been serviced in some time. For optimum performance, the unit should be serviced annually prior to the heating or cooling seasons.  It is also recommended that the filter(s) be changed or cleaned every 30 to 45 days for best performance.

Air Conditioning Equipment: Energy Source/Type
Electric
Normal Operating Controls: Thermostat Brand
Lennox, Simple Comfort
Normal Operating Controls: Cooling Temperature - Satisfactory

The temperature was taken from the noted source using an IR thermometer; both register and ambient temps are measured. Temps are within norms. Temps from the register should be within at least 14 degrees or lower from ambient room temps.

Normal Operating Controls: Heating Temperature (Furnace) - Satisfactory

The temperature was taken from noted source using an IR thermometer; both source and ambient temps are measured. Temps are within norms. Temps from register should be within at least 20 degrees or higher from ambient room temps. Recommend getting a maintenance service plan for preventive maintenance. 

Normal Operating Controls: Filter Replacement

Recommend filter replaced at least every three months or depending on manufacture requirements.

Distribution System: Configuration
Central
Distribution System: Flex Duct

Flex ducting was installed which degrade at a faster rate than rigid ducting. Additionally, strapping used to support flex duct can restrict air flow producing uneven heating and cooling results. Recommend monitoring for proper operation.

Distribution System: Return Air Filter

Return air filters trap larger particle, dust and debris from moving within your air system. Recommend changing air filters monthly during heavy use months and every three months during lower usage periods. 

Heating & Cooling Source: Heating/Cooling Source
Ceiling Vent, Floor Register

What's inspected? Open readily openable access panels for both heating and cooling systems; installed heating equipment, vent systems, flues, and chimneys; central and through-wall cooling equipment; distribution systems.

The heating & cooling system, using normal operating controls; depending on outside temperature. Under 65 degrees, cooling function is not tested; over 65 degrees, heat pump heating function is not tested. Furnace heating will be tested as long as outside temp is not higher than 80 degrees.

What's described? energy source(s); heating and cooling systems.

What's not required? Inspecting interiors of flues or chimneys that are not readily accessible; heat exchangers; humidfiers or dehumidifier; electronic air filters; solar space heating systems; window air conditioning units. Determine the uniformity, temperature, flow, balance, distribution, size, capacity, BTU, or supply adequacy of the system; examine electrical current, coolant fluids or gases, or coolant leakage.

  • IN = Inspected
  • L/NI = Limitations/Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observation
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5.1.1 - General

Abandoned System
Crawlspace

At least one abandoned HVAC system exist within the structure. Recommend removal if not intended for future use. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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5.2.1 - Packaged Unit Equipment

Service HVAC Unit

The unit appears to not been serviced in some time recommend a licensed HVAC technician service the entire HVAC unit to ensure maximum efficiency and proper operation. 

Fire HVAC Professional
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5.2.2 - Packaged Unit Equipment

Vegetation Too Close

Vegetation was too close to the unit, which can limit heat dissipation, cover exhaust and limit effectiveness. Recommend cutting back vegetation to avoid overheating compressor.
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5.3.1 - Furnace Equipment

Fresh Air Intake/Pipe No Screen

There is either an opening in the furnace or the fresh air vent screen is missing at the intake pipe. This will allow for debris and insulation to enter the appliance.  Recommend an HVAC contractor review and repair.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
5.4.1 - Air Conditioning Equipment

Condensation Cap Missing
Attic

Recommend placing a cap over the condensate clean out to prevent insulation and debris clogging the line.

Wrenches Handyman
$
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5.5.1 - Normal Operating Controls

HVAC Not Functioning Properly
1st Floor

Some portion of the HVAC system failed to function properly at the time of the inspection.  Recommend an HVAC contractor review all and repair.  The 1st floors HVAC system failed during operation at the time of inspection. 

Fire HVAC Professional
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5.6.1 - Distribution System

Ducts Deteriorated

Deteriorated ducts were observed. Recommend licensed HVAC contractor repair or replace.

Th Heating and Cooling Contractor
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Comment
5.6.2 - Distribution System

Duct Joint Disconnected

There are disconnected joints in the ductwork, resulting in significant energy loss and loss of airflow to respective vents. Recommend further evaluation and repair. 

Th Heating and Cooling Contractor
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5.6.3 - Distribution System

Return Air Filter Dirty

The return air filter was heavily dirty which will restrict the flow of air in the home reducing the lifespan of the HVAC unit. Recommend changing filters on a regular 1-3 month basis (depending on the filter) and doing so on a regular basis.

View video on how to change the air filter.

Wrench DIY
$
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5.6.4 - Distribution System

Return Air Filter Missing

Recommend installation to properly protect the system and components. 

Wrench DIY
$
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Comment
5.7.1 - Heating & Cooling Source

Register Loose

Register was noted as loose. Recommend correction by properly installing register.

Tools Handyman/DIY

6 - Electrical

IN L/NI NP O
6.1 Service Entrance Conductors X
6.2 Main Service Panel X X
6.3 Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses X X
6.4 Smoke Detectors X X
6.5 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X X
6.6 Solar X
Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Underground, 120-240 Voltage
Main Service Panel: Main Disconnect
Main Service Panel
Main Service Panel: Panel Manufacturer/s
Unknown

Certain panel brands have been known to have issues

Zinsco / FPE Panels/ Sylvania - Most of these panels are obsolete today. However, at one time, they were extremely popular and installed in many regions throughout America. As time has passed, electricians and home inspectors have discovered that certain panels often can fail to operate properly and may leave homes and homeowners at risk to both fire and electrical shock. These panels can work fine for years, but as homes have increased energy demands, these panels may overheat and portions of it melt.  Some insurance companies may also not insure your home if it has this type of panel. This inspection does not check for insurability. If you have one of these panels listed it is recommended to have an electrical contractor review and offer suggestions for the upgrade. 

More information below
 http://ismypanelsafe.com/index.aspx.

https://inspectapedia.com/electric/GTE_Sylvania_Zinsco_Identification.php

Main Service Panel: Panel Capacity
175
Main Service Panel: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Main Service Panel: Panel Equipment Photos
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Branch Wire 15 and 20 AMP
Aluminum

Branch Circuits: The portion of the wiring system extending past the final over-current device. These circuits usually originate at a panel and transfer power to load devices. Any circuit that extends beyond the final over-current protective device is called a branch circuit.

Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Wiring Method
Non-metallic Sheathed Cable, Conduit
Smoke Detectors: Smoke Detectors

Smoke detectors are visually identified as installed, yet not tested. Recommend changing the batteries when you take possession of the property and every 6 months afterwards. You will want to test them monthly. Detectors older than 10 years should be replaced.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors: CO Detectors
Non-Operational
Solar: Solar Not Inspected

This inspection does not cover the solar panels. Recommend a qualified professional review to determine proper functionality. 

What's Inspected? Service drop; overhead service conductors and attachment point; service head, gooseneck and drip loops; service mast, service conduit and raceway; electric meter and base; service-entrance conductors; main service disconnect; panelboards and over-current protection devices (circuit breakers and fuses); service grounding and bonding; representative number of switches, lighting fixtures and receptacles, including receptacles observed and deemed to be arc-fault circuit interrupter (AFCI)-protected using the AFCI test button, where possible; all ground-fault circuit interrupter receptacles and circuit breakers observed and deemed to be GFCIs using a GFCI tester, where possible; smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors.

What's Not Inspected or Required? Insert any tool, probe or device into the main panelboard, sub-panels, distribution panelboards, or electrical fixtures; operate electrical systems that are shut down; remove panelboard cabinet covers or dead frontsope; rate or re-set over-current protection devices or overload devices; operate or test smoke or carbon-monoxide detectors or alarms; inspect, operate or test any security, fire or alarms systems or components, or other warning or signaling systems; measure or determine the amperage or voltage of the main service equipment, if not visibly labeled; inspect ancillary wiring or remote-control devices; activate any electrical systems or branch circuits that are not energized; inspect low-voltage systems, electrical de-icing tapes, swimming pool wiring, or any time-controlled devices; verify the service ground; inspect private or emergency electrical supply sources, including, but not limited to: generators, windmills, photovoltaic solar collectors, or battery or electrical storage facility; inspect spark or lightning arrestors; inspect or test de-icing equipment; conduct voltage-drop calculations; determine the accuracy of labeling; inspect exterior lighting.

  • IN = Inspected
  • L/NI = Limitations/Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observation
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6.2.1 - Main Service Panel

Electrical System Evaluation

Based on defects noted in this report and/or the age of the panel/structure, the inspector recommends further evaluation from a licensed electrician to review system ensuring properly size, safety, and routing. 

Electric Electrical Contractor
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6.2.2 - Main Service Panel

Possibly Insufficient

The main service electrical supply appears to be insufficient for the size and demand of the structure. The typical standard for modern usage is 100 amps; less than 100 amps may not be adequate for your needs. Large homes and homes with central air-conditioning or electric heat will need more power, typically 150 to 200 amps. Recommend an electrician review and offer suggestions for the upgrade. More Information

Electric Electrical Contractor
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6.2.3 - Main Service Panel

Add Anti-Oxidant to Aluminium Conductors

Little or no anti-oxidant paste was noted on the aluminum wire connections. Repair is suggested to prevent oxidation of the wiring. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
$
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Comment
6.3.1 - Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses

Breaker Keeps Tripping

A breaker for an appliance tripped during the inspection. Recommend further evaluation and repair as needed.

$
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Comment
6.3.2 - Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses

Overheating Outlet
Attic

An electrical receptacle in the structure exhibited evidence of overheating. The Inspector recommends evaluation and any necessary corrections or repairs be performed by a qualified electrical contractor.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
6.4.1 - Smoke Detectors

Battery Not Installed

Smoke detector battery is not installed properly, Repairs needed

Wrench DIY
$
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Comment
6.5.1 - Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Replace
2nd Floor Hallway

*Safety* At least one Carbon monoxide detector was not functional. The home is equipped with gas appliances/equipment and functional CO detectors should be installed.

Contractor Qualified Professional

7 - Insulation, Ventilation & Exhaust

IN L/NI NP O
7.1 Exhaust Systems X X
7.2 Insulation X X
7.3 Ventilation X
7.4 Vapor Retarders (Crawlspace or Basement) X X
Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Fan/Flue
Bathroom Fan, Dryer Vent, Kitchen Vent, Gas Appliance Flue, Fireplace
Exhaust Systems: Dryer Exhaust
Through Wall
Insulation: Attic Insulation Type
Cellulose
Insulation: Flooring Insulation
Batt, Unknown
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Gable Vents, Soffit Vents, Attic Vents
Ventilation: Whole House Fan

Whole house fan located in the interior of the home will provide ventilation to the entire home, yet is best operated with windows open. The unit was tested for proper operation. Any deficiencies will be noted.

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. insulation in unfinished spaces, including attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas; B. ventilation of unfinished spaces, including attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas; and C. mechanical exhaust systems in the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry area. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the type of insulation observed; and B. the approximate average depth of insulation observed at the unfinished attic floor area or roof structure. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. the general absence of insulation or ventilation in unfinished spaces. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. enter the attic or any unfinished spaces that are not readily accessible, or where entry could cause damage or, in the inspector's opinion, pose a safety hazard. B. move, touch or disturb insulation. C. move, touch or disturb vapor retarders. D. break or otherwise damage the surface finish or weather seal on or around access panels or covers. E. identify the composition or R-value of insulation material. F. activate thermostatically operated fans. G. determine the types of materials used in insulation or wrapping of pipes, ducts, jackets, boilers or wiring. H. determine the adequacy of ventilation.

  • IN = Inspected
  • L/NI = Limitations/Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observation
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Comment
7.1.1 - Exhaust Systems

Exhaust Not Secured

The exterior vent cover was not secured properly to the exhaust line which could result in moisture and pest intrusion. Recommend proper installation of the cover.

Wrenches Handyman
$
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Comment
7.2.1 - Insulation

Insufficient Insulation

Insulation depth was inadequate. Recommend additional insulation to improve occupant comfort.

Contractor Qualified Professional
$
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Comment
7.4.1 - Vapor Retarders (Crawlspace or Basement)

Partially Installed

Portions of the crawlspace have a vapor barrier installed but not all. Recommend the addition to properly protect the structure from elevated moisture at the crawlspace level.

Contractor Qualified Professional

8 - Bathroom # 1

IN L/NI NP O
8.1 Doors X X
8.2 Walls / Ceilings X
8.3 Floors X
8.4 Windows X X
8.5 Countertops & Cabinets X
8.6 Fixtures & Faucets X
8.7 Shower, Tubs & Sinks X X
8.8 Receptacles (All Accessible) X
8.9 Lighting Fixtures & Switches X
Condition
Moderate
Walls / Ceilings: Cracks in Walls & Ceilings

Minor cracks in the walls and ceilings are very common and are normally the result of long-term settling. Some settling is not uncommon especially in homes over 5 years old. Generally minor cracks are not a structural concern, though can be corrected for aesthetic purposes. More serious cracks or large amounts of cracks will be called out in the report.

Floors: Floor Coverings
Engineered Wood
Windows: Window Type
Sliders, Double Pane, Aluminum
Countertops & Cabinets: Condition Constant With Age

The Countertops/Cabinets exhibited minor wear commensurate with the age of the home. Any repairs needed to either subject will be listed below. 

Shower, Tubs & Sinks: Functional Flow/Drainage

The tubs/showers had functional flow and functional drainage at the time of the inspection unless otherwise stated below. 

Receptacles (All Accessible): GFCI Tested

Installed GFCIs were tested and functional unless otherwise noted in this report.

  • IN = Inspected
  • L/NI = Limitations/Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observation
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8.1.1 - Doors

Door Sticks

Door sticks and is tough to open or rubs on the jamb. Recommend sanding down offending sides and/or adjusting latch assembly.

Here is a helpful DIY article on how to fix a sticking door. 

Wrenches Handyman
$
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Comment
8.4.1 - Windows

Clean Track and Grease Wheels

Clean the sliding window tracks and grease wheels to improve the operation of the window/s and to ensure proper drainage. Not all may be shown. 

Wrench DIY
$
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Comment
8.7.1 - Shower, Tubs & Sinks

Jacuzzi Tub Not Operable

Unable to test jacuzzi tub as the unit was not operable during the inspection. Recommend further evaluation and repair. 

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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Comment
8.7.2 - Shower, Tubs & Sinks

Grout/Sealant Degraded

Grout and/or sealant was beginning to degrade in noted locations which could allow moisture and water intrusion behind to the wall/mount structure. Recommend grout is repaired and/or new sealant is applied.

Contractor Qualified Professional
$
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Comment
8.7.3 - Shower, Tubs & Sinks

Additional Sealant/Protection Needed

Caulking/ Sealant needed to keep water from traveling behind or under tub/shower/sink into wall or floor.

Tools Handyman/DIY
$
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Comment
8.7.4 - Shower, Tubs & Sinks

Shower Door Trim - Missing

Shower door trim was missing which could allow water to escape the enclosure. Recommend installing trim.

$
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Comment
8.7.5 - Shower, Tubs & Sinks

Damaged Tiles

Damage was noted to the shower and/or bathtub which could allow moisture beyond protective surface potentially cause further water damage. Recommend further evaluation and repair.

Contractor Qualified Professional

9 - Bathroom # 2

IN L/NI NP O
9.1 Doors X X
9.2 Walls / Ceilings X
9.3 Floors X X
9.4 Windows X
9.5 Countertops & Cabinets X X
9.6 Fixtures & Faucets X
9.7 Shower, Tubs & Sinks X X
9.8 Receptacles (All Accessible) X
9.9 Lighting Fixtures & Switches X
Condition
Moderate
Walls / Ceilings: Cracks in Walls & Ceilings

Minor cracks in the walls and ceilings are very common and are normally the result of long-term settling. Some settling is not uncommon especially in homes over 5 years old. Generally minor cracks are not a structural concern, though can be corrected for aesthetic purposes. More serious cracks or large amounts of cracks will be called out in the report.

Floors: Floor Coverings
Tile
Countertops & Cabinets: Condition Constant With Age

The Countertops/Cabinets exhibited minor wear commensurate with the age of the home. Any repairs needed to either subject will be listed below. 

Shower, Tubs & Sinks: Functional Flow/Drainage

The tubs/showers had functional flow and functional drainage at the time of the inspection unless otherwise stated below. 

  • IN = Inspected
  • L/NI = Limitations/Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observation
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Comment
9.1.1 - Doors

Door Latch Alignment

Door latch and/or strike plate is out of alignment. Recommend a handyman repair.

Door Door Repair and Installation Contractor
$
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Comment
9.1.2 - Doors

Door Sticks

Door sticks and is tough to open or rubs on the jamb. Recommend sanding down offending sides and/or adjusting latch assembly.

Here is a helpful DIY article on how to fix a sticking door. 

Wrenches Handyman
$
Credit
Comment
9.3.1 - Floors

Seal

Caulk/Seal floors at the base of the tub/shower to prevent moisture intrusion to the mortar base or subfloor below.

Tools Handyman/DIY
$
Credit
Comment
9.5.1 - Countertops & Cabinets

Sealant Recommended

Sealant was either not installed or has degraded which could allow water behind countertops. Recommend applying for repairing sealant.

Tools Handyman/DIY
$
Credit
Comment
9.7.1 - Shower, Tubs & Sinks

Grout/Sealant Degraded

Grout and/or sealant was beginning to degrade in noted locations which could allow moisture and water intrusion behind to the wall/mount structure. Recommend grout is repaired and/or new sealant is applied.

Contractor Qualified Professional
$
Credit
Comment
9.7.2 - Shower, Tubs & Sinks

Damaged Tiles

Damage was noted to the shower and/or bathtub which could allow moisture beyond protective surface potentially cause further water damage. Recommend further evaluation and repair.

Contractor Qualified Professional

10 - Bathroom # 3

IN L/NI NP O
10.1 Doors X
10.2 Walls / Ceilings X
10.3 Floors X
10.4 Windows X
10.5 Countertops & Cabinets X
10.6 Fixtures & Faucets X
10.7 Shower, Tubs & Sinks X X
10.8 Receptacles (All Accessible) X
10.9 Lighting Fixtures & Switches X
Condition
Moderate
Walls / Ceilings: Cracks in Walls & Ceilings

Minor cracks in the walls and ceilings are very common and are normally the result of long-term settling. Some settling is not uncommon especially in homes over 5 years old. Generally minor cracks are not a structural concern, though can be corrected for aesthetic purposes. More serious cracks or large amounts of cracks will be called out in the report.

Floors: Floor Coverings
Engineered Wood
Countertops & Cabinets: Condition Constant With Age

The Countertops/Cabinets exhibited minor wear commensurate with the age of the home. Any repairs needed to either subject will be listed below. 

Shower, Tubs & Sinks: Functional Flow/Drainage

The tubs/showers had functional flow and functional drainage at the time of the inspection unless otherwise stated below. 

  • IN = Inspected
  • L/NI = Limitations/Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observation
$
Credit
Comment
10.7.1 - Shower, Tubs & Sinks

Additional Sealant/Protection Needed

Caulking/ Sealant needed to keep water from traveling behind or under tub/shower/sink into wall or floor.

Tools Handyman/DIY

11 - Bathroom # 4

IN L/NI NP O
11.1 Doors X
11.2 Walls / Ceilings X
11.3 Floors X
11.4 Windows X
11.5 Countertops & Cabinets X
11.6 Fixtures & Faucets X X
11.7 Shower, Tubs & Sinks X
11.8 Receptacles (All Accessible) X
11.9 Lighting Fixtures & Switches X
Condition
Moderate
Walls / Ceilings: Cracks in Walls & Ceilings

Minor cracks in the walls and ceilings are very common and are normally the result of long-term settling. Some settling is not uncommon especially in homes over 5 years old. Generally minor cracks are not a structural concern, though can be corrected for aesthetic purposes. More serious cracks or large amounts of cracks will be called out in the report.

Floors: Floor Coverings
Engineered Wood
Countertops & Cabinets: Condition Constant With Age

The Countertops/Cabinets exhibited minor wear commensurate with the age of the home. Any repairs needed to either subject will be listed below. 

Shower, Tubs & Sinks: Functional Flow/Drainage

The tubs/showers had functional flow and functional drainage at the time of the inspection unless otherwise stated below. 

Receptacles (All Accessible): GFCI Tested

Installed GFCIs were tested and functional unless otherwise noted in this report.

  • IN = Inspected
  • L/NI = Limitations/Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observation
$
Credit
Comment
11.6.1 - Fixtures & Faucets

Toilet Loose

Either connections that secure the toilet base to the flange or the flange itself are loose which could allow the wax seal to be broken and water to leak. Recommend replacing the wax ring and tightening bolts at the base of toilets to secure to the floor; if this does not work then there is a problem with the flange and must be repaired.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor

12 - Bathroom # 5

IN L/NI NP O
12.1 Doors X
12.2 Walls / Ceilings X
12.3 Floors X
12.4 Windows X
12.5 Countertops & Cabinets X X
12.6 Fixtures & Faucets X
12.7 Shower, Tubs & Sinks X X
12.8 Receptacles (All Accessible) X
12.9 Lighting Fixtures & Switches X
Condition
Moderate
Walls / Ceilings: Cracks in Walls & Ceilings

Minor cracks in the walls and ceilings are very common and are normally the result of long-term settling. Some settling is not uncommon especially in homes over 5 years old. Generally minor cracks are not a structural concern, though can be corrected for aesthetic purposes. More serious cracks or large amounts of cracks will be called out in the report.

Floors: Floor Coverings
Tile
Countertops & Cabinets: Condition Constant With Age

The Countertops/Cabinets exhibited minor wear commensurate with the age of the home. Any repairs needed to either subject will be listed below. 

Shower, Tubs & Sinks: Functional Flow/Drainage

The tubs/showers had functional flow and functional drainage at the time of the inspection unless otherwise stated below. 

Receptacles (All Accessible): GFCI Tested

Installed GFCIs were tested and functional unless otherwise noted in this report.

  • IN = Inspected
  • L/NI = Limitations/Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observation
$
Credit
Comment
12.5.1 - Countertops & Cabinets

Cabinet Loose

One or more cabinets were loose, or were secured with too few or substandard fasteners. An adequate number of appropriate fasteners should be used. For wall-hung cabinets, inadequate fasteners can pose a safety hazard if cabinets fall. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary.

Contractor Qualified Professional
$
Credit
Comment
12.7.1 - Shower, Tubs & Sinks

Damaged Tiles

Damage was noted to the shower and/or bathtub which could allow moisture beyond protective surface potentially cause further water damage. Recommend further evaluation and repair.

Contractor Qualified Professional

13 - Bedroom # 1

IN L/NI NP O
13.1 Doors X X
13.2 Walls / Ceilings X
13.3 Floors X
13.4 Windows X X
13.5 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
Condition
Moderate
Walls / Ceilings: Cracks in Walls & Ceilings

Minor cracks in the walls and ceilings are very common and are normally the result of long-term settling. Some settling is not uncommon especially in homes over 5 years old. Generally minor cracks are not a structural concern, though can be corrected for aesthetic purposes. More serious cracks or large amounts of cracks will be called out in the report.

Floors: Floor Coverings
Engineered Wood
Floors: Wear Constant With Age

The floors are in satisfactory condition.  Minor wear noted that is consistent with the age of the structure. Cleaning may be needed.

Windows: Window Type
Single-hung, Double Pane, Aluminum
  • IN = Inspected
  • L/NI = Limitations/Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observation
$
Credit
Comment
13.1.1 - Doors

Panel Damage

The door panel in this room showed signs of damage and repairs, patching and/or refinishing may be needed. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
$
Credit
Comment
13.1.2 - Doors

Door Sticks

Door sticks and is tough to open. Recommend sanding down offending sides.

Here is a helpful DIY article on how to fix a sticking door. 

Wrenches Handyman
$
Credit
Comment
13.4.1 - Windows

Failed Seal

Observed condensation stains between the window panes indicate a failed seal which can cause energy loss. Failed seals are more aesthetically unpleasing than damaging to the home. Recommend replace as needed.

Window Window Repair and Installation Contractor
$
Credit
Comment
13.4.2 - Windows

Missing/Damaged Screen

One or more windows have a damaged or missing screen; not all windows may be pictured. Recommend correction by replacement.

Tools Handyman/DIY

14 - Bedroom # 2

IN L/NI NP O
14.1 Doors X
14.2 Walls / Ceilings X
14.3 Floors X
14.4 Windows X X
14.5 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
Condition
Moderate
Walls / Ceilings: Cracks in Walls & Ceilings

Minor cracks in the walls and ceilings are very common and are normally the result of long-term settling. Some settling is not uncommon especially in homes over 5 years old. Generally minor cracks are not a structural concern, though can be corrected for aesthetic purposes. More serious cracks or large amounts of cracks will be called out in the report.

Floors: Floor Coverings
Engineered Wood
Floors: Wear Constant With Age

The floors are in satisfactory condition.  Minor wear noted that is consistent with the age of the structure. Cleaning may be needed.

Windows: Window Type
Sliders, Double Pane, Aluminum
  • IN = Inspected
  • L/NI = Limitations/Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observation
$
Credit
Comment
14.4.1 - Windows

Clean Track and Grease Wheels

Clean the sliding window tracks and grease wheels to improve the operation of the window/s and to ensure proper drainage. Not all may be shown. 

Example of Track Lubricant

Wrench DIY

15 - Bedroom # 3

IN L/NI NP O
15.1 Doors X X
15.2 Walls / Ceilings X
15.3 Floors X
15.4 Windows X X
15.5 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
Condition
Moderate
Walls / Ceilings: Cracks in Walls & Ceilings

Minor cracks in the walls and ceilings are very common and are normally the result of long-term settling. Some settling is not uncommon especially in homes over 5 years old. Generally minor cracks are not a structural concern, though can be corrected for aesthetic purposes. More serious cracks or large amounts of cracks will be called out in the report.

Floors: Floor Coverings
Engineered Wood
Windows: Window Type
Sliders, Fixed Pane, Double Pane, Aluminum
  • IN = Inspected
  • L/NI = Limitations/Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observation
$
Credit
Comment
15.1.1 - Doors

Door Doesn't Latch

The door or hardware doesn't latch or lock properly. Recommend handyman repair or replace hardware, latch and/or strike plate.

Wrenches Handyman
$
Credit
Comment
15.1.2 - Doors

Door Sticks

Door sticks and is tough to open. Recommend sanding down offending sides.

Here is a helpful DIY article on how to fix a sticking door. 

Wrenches Handyman
$
Credit
Comment
15.4.1 - Windows

Clean Track and Grease Wheels

Clean the sliding window tracks and grease wheels to improve the operation of the window/s and to ensure proper drainage. Not all may be shown. 

Example of Track Lubricant

Wrench DIY

16 - Bedroom # 4

IN L/NI NP O
16.1 Doors X
16.2 Walls / Ceilings X
16.3 Floors X
16.4 Windows X X
16.5 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
Condition
Moderate
Walls / Ceilings: Cracks in Walls & Ceilings

Minor cracks in the walls and ceilings are very common and are normally the result of long-term settling. Some settling is not uncommon especially in homes over 5 years old. Generally minor cracks are not a structural concern, though can be corrected for aesthetic purposes. More serious cracks or large amounts of cracks will be called out in the report.

Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet
Floors: Wear Constant With Age

The floors are in satisfactory condition.  Minor wear noted that is consistent with the age of the structure. Cleaning may be needed.

Windows: Window Type
Sliders, Double Pane, Aluminum
  • IN = Inspected
  • L/NI = Limitations/Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observation
$
Credit
Comment
16.4.1 - Windows

Clean Track and Grease Wheels

Clean the sliding window tracks and grease wheels to improve the operation of the window/s and to ensure proper drainage. Not all may be shown. 

Example of Track Lubricant

Wrench DIY
$
Credit
Comment
16.4.2 - Windows

Failed Seal

Observed condensation stains between the window panes indicate a failed seal which can cause energy loss. Failed seals are more aesthetically unpleasing than damaging to the home. Recommend replace as needed.

Window Window Repair and Installation Contractor
$
Credit
Comment
16.4.3 - Windows

Missing/Damaged Screen

One or more windows have a damaged or missing screen; not all windows may be pictured. Recommend correction by replacement.

Tools Handyman/DIY
$
Credit
Comment
16.4.4 - Windows

Prior Moisture Damage

One or more of the windows showed signs of potential prior moisture damage on the interior of the window jamb or sill; not all may be shown. Recommend a qualified professional review and repair damaged area. Monitor window for leaks and repair as needed. 

Window Window Repair and Installation Contractor

17 - Kitchen

IN L/NI NP O
17.1 Walls / Ceilings X
17.2 Floors X
17.3 Windows X X
17.4 Doors X X
17.5 Countertops & Cabinets X
17.6 Receptacles (All Accessible) X X
17.7 Lighting Fixtures & Switches X
17.8 Dishwasher X
17.9 Sink/Plumbing X X
17.10 Garbage Disposal X
17.11 Microwave Ovens X
17.12 Range/Oven/Cooktop X X
17.13 Refrigerator X
Appliances Present
Oven/Range, Dishwasher, Garbage Disposal, Exhaust Fan, Microwave (Built-In), Refrigerator
Condition
Moderate
Walls / Ceilings: Cracks in Walls & Ceilings

Minor cracks in the walls and ceilings are very common and are normally the result of long-term settling. Some settling is not uncommon especially in homes over 5 years old. Generally minor cracks are not a structural concern, though can be corrected for aesthetic purposes. More serious cracks or large amounts of cracks will be called out in the report.

Windows: Window Type
Single-hung, Fixed Pane, Double Pane
Countertops & Cabinets: Condition Constant With Age

The Countertops/Cabinets exhibited minor wear commensurate with the age of the home. Any repairs needed to either subject will be listed below. 

Receptacles (All Accessible): GFCI Tested

Installed GFCIs were tested and functional unless otherwise noted in this report.

Dishwasher: Brand
Bosch
Brand: Bosch
Type: Dishwasher
Country: USA
Model: SHXM98W75N/10
FD #: FD971200371
According to the serial number this product may have been manufactured December of 2017.
Brand: Bosch
Type: Dishwasher
Country: USA
Model: SHXM98W75N/10
FD #: FD971200661
According to the serial number this product may have been manufactured December of 2017.
Dishwasher: Condition
Present
Dishwasher: Dishwasher Tested

Dishwasher was run through a basic cycle to test for functionality and found to operate. Test does not guarantee cleaning ability. 

Dishwasher: Dishwasher Photos
Sink/Plumbing: Functional flow/drainage

The sink had functional flow and functional drainage at the time of the inspection unless otherwise stated below. 

Sink/Plumbing: Sink Tested

The sinks /faucets were tested for operation and checked for visible leaks/defects within the system. Any observations will be noted in this report. 

Garbage Disposal: Disposal Unit

The garbage disposal was inspected to determine it was functional while also looking for leaks from the unit, an exposed power cord, heavy rust, or other deficiencies. No reportable conditions were present at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Microwave Ovens: Brand
Sharp
Microwave Ovens: Condition
Tested using LED Microwave tester

The microwave was operated and tested with an LED microwave tester and found to be functional. The operation does NOT guarantee heating and/or cooking results.

Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Brand
Wolf
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Type
Built-In Range, Built-In Oven
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Condition
Present

The oven was operated by placing into "Bake" mode, and heat was produced from the element(s). Temperature calibration, "clean" options, and other functions are not tested for. You are recommended to seek further evaluation of additional functions if desired/needed. No indications of deficiencies were observed at the time of inspection, unless otherwise noted in this report.

Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven: Heating Units

All of the heating elements on the range were turned to "High", and were functional at the time of inspection. No indications of deficiencies were observed unless otherwise noted in this report.

Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range Hood: Type
Vented
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range Hood: Mounting
Over the Range
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range Hood: Condition
Unsatisfactory
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Anti-Tip
N/A
Refrigerator: Type
Side-By-Side
Refrigerator: Condition
Present

The refrigerator was functional at the time of inspection. No leaks or water was present at the base of the unit.  No deficiencies were observed with the unit unless otherwise noted in this report.

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.

  • IN = Inspected
  • L/NI = Limitations/Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observation
$
Credit
Comment
17.3.1 - Windows

Missing/Damaged Screen

One or more windows have a damaged or missing screen; not all windows may be pictured. Recommend correction by replacement. The interior windows affected will be noted under their corresponding room locations. 

Tools Handyman/DIY
$
Credit
Comment
17.3.2 - Windows

Difficult To Open/Close

At least one of the windows was difficult to open/close during the inspection. Recommend further evaluation and repair/replace. Not all may be shown.

Window Window Repair and Installation Contractor
$
Credit
Comment
17.4.1 - Doors

Door Latch Alignment

Door latch and/or strike plate is out of alignment. Recommend correction by realigning hardware and strike plate or replace as needed.

Tools Handyman/DIY
$
Credit
Comment
17.6.1 - Receptacles (All Accessible)

GFCI Protection Not Installed - Interior

*Safety* One or more areas inside the home did not have ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) for electrical receptacles located within 6 feet of a plumbing fixture; potential shock or electrocution hazard. Though this may not be required at the time of original construction Inspector highly recommends correction by installing GFCI protection.

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

Electric Electrical Contractor
$
Credit
Comment
17.9.1 - Sink/Plumbing

No Hot Water

Contractor Qualified Professional
$
Credit
Comment
17.12.1 - Range/Oven/Cooktop

Missing Grease Filter

The range hood grease filter is missing and needs replacement.  

Wrench DIY
$
Credit
Comment
17.12.2 - Range/Oven/Cooktop

Range Hood (Dirty Filter)

The range hood filters needed cleaning at the time of the inspection.

Contractor Qualified Professional

18 - Other Interior Areas

IN L/NI NP O
18.1 Walls / Ceilings X
18.2 Floors X
18.3 Doors X X
18.4 Windows X X
18.5 Lighting, Switches & Fans (All Accessible) X X
18.6 Receptacles (All Accessible) X X
18.7 Steps, Stairways & Railings X X
18.8 Fireplace X X
18.9 Laundry Room Components X
Walls / Ceilings: Cracks in Walls & Ceilings

Minor cracks in the walls and ceilings are very common and are normally the result of long-term settling. Some settling is not uncommon especially in homes over 5 years old. Generally minor cracks are not a structural concern, though can be corrected for aesthetic purposes. More serious cracks or large amounts of cracks will be called out in the report.

Windows: Window Type
Single-hung, Sliders, Fixed Pane, Double Pane, Aluminum
Receptacles (All Accessible): GFCI Tested

Installed GFCIs were tested and functional unless otherwise noted in this report.

Fireplace: Wood-burning Fireplace Visually Inspected

Inspection of wood-burning fireplaces typically includes visual examination of the following: adequate hearth; firebox condition; operable damper; visible flue condition; spark barrier; exterior condition. Any basic deficiencies will be noted.

*Full inspection of wood-burning fireplaces lies beyond the scope of the General Home Inspection. For a full inspection to more accurately determine the condition of the fireplace and to ensure that safe conditions exist, the Inspector recommends that you have the fireplace inspected by an inspector certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA).

Find a CSIA-certified inspector near you at http://www.csia.org/search

Fireplace: Wood/Gas-burning Hybrid Fireplace

Home had a wood burning fireplace which has been retrofitted to a gas burning fireplace. Fireplace can be returned to wood burning as all components are present and operable; additional modification will need to be conducted to use as wood burning fireplace; consult a fireplace expert.

Inspection of wood/gas-burning hybrid fireplaces typically includes visual examination of the following: adequate hearth; firebox condition; operable damper; visible flue condition; gas line inspection and test; controls; faux logs. Any basic deficiencies will be noted.

*Full inspection of wood-burning fireplaces lies beyond the scope of the General Home Inspection. For a full inspection to more accurately determine the condition of the fireplace and to ensure that safe conditions exist, the Inspector recommends that you have the fireplace inspected by an inspector certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA).

Find a CSIA-certified inspector near you at http://www.csia.org/search

Fireplace: Fuel Type
Wood, Natural Gas
Fireplace: Fireplace Photos
Fireplace: Chimney Sweep
Flue cleanliness status is not a part of a standard home inspection, however, recommend flue is swept by a professional chimney contractor to ensure clean operation.
Laundry Room Components: Dryer Power Source
220 Electric, Gas
Laundry Room Components: Disclaimer: Non-Permanent Appliance

At the time of the inspection, there was a washer and/or dryer.  Inspecting and operation are not within the scope of a home inspection.

What is inspected? A representative number of doors and windows by opening and closing them; floors, walls and ceilings; stairs, steps, landings, stairways and ramps; railings, guards and handrails; garage vehicle doors and the operation of garage vehicle door openers, using normal operating controls.The inspector shall describe: A. a garage vehicle door as manually-operated or installed with a garage door opener. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. improper spacing between intermediate balusters, spindles and rails for steps, stairways, guards and railings; B. photo-electric safety sensors that did not operate properly; and C. any window that was obviously fogged or displayed other evidence of broken seals. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. inspect paint, wallpaper, window treatments or finish treatments. B. inspect floor coverings or carpeting. C. inspect central vacuum systems. D. inspect for safety glazing. E. inspect security systems or components. F. evaluate the fastening of islands, countertops, cabinets, sink tops or fixtures. G. move furniture, stored items, or any coverings, such as carpets or rugs, in order to inspect the concealed floor structure. H. move suspended-ceiling tiles. I. inspect or move any household appliances. J. inspect or operate equipment housed in the garage, except as otherwise noted. K. verify or certify the proper operation of any pressure-activated auto-reverse or related safety feature of a garage door. L. operate or evaluate any security bar release and opening mechanisms, whether interior or exterior, including their compliance with local, state or federal standards. M. operate any system, appliance or component that requires the use of special keys, codes, combinations or devices. N. operate or evaluate self-cleaning oven cycles, tilt guards/latches, or signal lights. O. inspect microwave ovens or test leakage from microwave ovens. P. operate or examine any sauna, steamgenerating equipment, kiln, toaster, ice maker, coffee maker, can opener, bread warmer, blender, instant hot-water dispenser, or other small, ancillary appliances or devices. Q. inspect elevators. R. inspect remote controls. S. inspect appliances. T. inspect items not permanently installed. U. discover firewall compromises. V. inspect pools, spas or fountains. W. determine the adequacy of whirlpool or spa jets, water force, or bubble effects. X. determine the structural integrity or leakage of pools or spas.

  • IN = Inspected
  • L/NI = Limitations/Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observation
$
Credit
Comment
18.3.1 - Doors

Hard To Open/Close Jamb
Office

At least one door was hard to open/close completely due to door/jamb alignment or hardware issues. Recommend door readjusted or repaired to allow proper operation.

Tools Handyman/DIY
$
Credit
Comment
18.3.2 - Doors

Hardware - Missing

Door hardware is not installed limiting the proper function of the door. Recommend qualified professional install hardware.

Contractor Qualified Professional
$
Credit
Comment
18.4.1 - Windows

Clean Track and Grease Wheels

Clean the sliding window tracks and grease wheels to improve the operation of the window/s and to ensure proper drainage. Not all may be shown.  

Example of Track Lubricant

Wrench DIY
$
Credit
Comment
18.4.2 - Windows

Missing/Damaged Screen

One or more windows have a damaged or missing screen; not all windows may be pictured. Recommend correction by replacement.

Tools Handyman/DIY
$
Credit
Comment
18.5.1 - Lighting, Switches & Fans (All Accessible)

Light Cover Missing

Light covers were not installed in closets which protect the lightbulb. As items are stored and used in closets it's possible the light bulb could be damaged. Recommend installation of light covers.
Tools Handyman/DIY
$
Credit
Comment
18.6.1 - Receptacles (All Accessible)

Recepatcle Box Loose

Receptacle box was noted as loose and should be properly secured to a stud, if not available an in-wall drywall connection box can be used if the drywall is not damaged. Recommend properly securing box and receptacle.

Wrenches Handyman
$
Credit
Comment
18.7.1 - Steps, Stairways & Railings

Handrail Loose

At least one portions of the handrail was loose at the time of the inspection. Recommend tightening.

Contractor Qualified Professional
$
Credit
Comment
18.8.1 - Fireplace

Missing Firebox Doors

The firebox glass doors are missing. Recommend replacement.

Fire Fireplace Contractor
$
Credit
Comment
18.8.2 - Fireplace

Gas Shut-off Valve Blocked
1st Floor Family Room

The gas valve was partially obstructed and adjustments may be needed to properly access. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
$
Credit
Comment
18.8.3 - Fireplace

Recommend Cleaning
Master

Recommend a thorough cleaning of the firebox, damper, controls and/or door as buildup was noted.

Fireplace Chimney Sweep
$
Credit
Comment
18.8.4 - Fireplace

Damper Not Clipped

There is no damper clip installed.  All fireplaces with a gas connection should have a clip installed that will allow a small airflow up the chimney. Recommend installation. 

Fireplace Chimney Repair Contractor
$
Credit
Comment
18.8.5 - Fireplace

Poor Door Seal

The firebox door doesn't seal properly potentially allowing harmful gases to expel to the interior of the home. Recommend a qualified professional review and offer suggestions for remediation.  

Fireplace Chimney Sweep

19 - Plumbing

IN L/NI NP O
19.1 Water Supply, Distribution Systems X
19.2 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X
19.3 Hot Water Systems X X
19.4 Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems X X
19.5 Washer Connections / Drain Pipe X
Water Supply, Distribution Systems: Water Source
Public
Water Supply, Distribution Systems: Water Supply Material
Copper
Water Supply, Distribution Systems: Distribution Material
Copper
Water Supply, Distribution Systems: Filters
Unknown

Filter and filtration systems are not tested during the inspection. Recommend qualified plumber further evaluate proper function if needed.

Water Supply, Distribution Systems: Main Shut Off Valve
Home
Water Supply, Distribution Systems: Water Pressure

71 psi@ exterior valve, Water pressure from 40 to 80 pounds per square inch is considered within normal/acceptable range.

Water Supply, Distribution Systems: Water System Photos

Main shut off valve


Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Drain Line Materials
ABS
Hot Water Systems: Estimated Water Heater Age
13
Hot Water Systems: Manufacturer
GE

I recommend flushing & servicing your water heater tank annually for optimal performance. Water temperature should be set to at least 120 degrees Fahrenheit to kill microbes and no higher than 130 degrees Fahrenheit to prevent scalding.

Hot Water Systems: Capacity
75 gallons
Hot Water Systems: Power Source/Type
Natural Gas
Hot Water Systems: Water Heater Tested

Water heater was tested during inspection and found to be functional. Inspection only verifies water heater is able to heat water above ambient temps. Water temperature can vary depending on settings.

Hot Water Systems: Insulate Hot Water Pipe

Hot water piping that runs through unheated areas should be insulated to reduce water heating costs and to get hotter water to the fixture quicker.  Up to 30% of the heat losses in a domestic hot water system are from the delivery piping system.

Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems: Natural gas, public utility

The building was fueled by natural gas supplied by a public utility.

Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems: Main Gas Shut-off Location
At Home
Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems: Gas Meter/Tank Photos
Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems: Major Gas Connections NOT Tested

All major gas connections were not tested due to insurance purposes. They all had a satisfactory visual appearance unless otherwise stated. Recommend qualified professional test all fittings in the home before use.

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the main water supply shut-off valve; B. the main fuel supply shut-off valve; C. the water heating equipment, including the energy source, venting connections, temperature/pressure-relief (TPR) valves, Watts 210 valves, and seismic bracing; D. interior water supply, including all fixtures and faucets, by running the water; E. all toilets for proper operation by flushing; F. all sinks, tubs and showers for functional drainage; G. the drain, waste and vent system; and H. drainage sump pumps with accessible floats. II. The inspector shall describe: A. whether the water supply is public or private based upon observed evidence; B. the location of the main water supply shut-off valve; C. the location of the main fuel supply shut-off valve; D. the location of any observed fuel-storage system; and E. the capacity of the water heating equipment, if labeled. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. deficiencies in the water supply by viewing the functional flow in two fixtures operated simultaneously; B. deficiencies in the installation of hot and cold water faucets; C. mechanical drain stops that were missing or did not operate if installed in sinks, lavatories and tubs; and D. toilets that were damaged, had loose connections to the floor, were leaking, or had tank components that did not operate. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. light or ignite pilot flames. B. measure the capacity, temperature, age, life expectancy or adequacy of the water heater. C. inspect the interior of flues or chimneys, combustion air systems, water softener or filtering systems, well pumps or tanks, safety or shut-off valves, floor drains, lawn sprinkler systems, or fire sprinkler systems. D. determine the exact flow rate, volume, pressure, temperature or adequacy of the water supply. E. determine the water quality, potability or reliability of the water supply or source. F. open sealed plumbing access panels. G. inspect clothes washing machines or their connections. H. operate any valve. I. test shower pans, tub and shower surrounds or enclosures for leakage or functional overflow protection. J. evaluate the compliance with conservation, energy or building standards, or the proper design or sizing of any water, waste or venting components, fixtures or piping. K. determine the effectiveness of anti-siphon, backflow prevention or drain-stop devices. L. determine whether there are sufficient cleanouts for effective cleaning of drains. M. evaluate fuel storage tanks or supply systems. N. inspect wastewater treatment systems. O. inspect water treatment systems or water filters. P. inspect water storage tanks, pressure pumps, or bladder tanks. Q. evaluate wait time to obtain hot water at fixtures, or perform testing of any kind to water heater elements. R. evaluate or determine the adequacy of combustion air. S. test, operate, open or close: safety controls, manual stop valves, temperature/pressure-relief valves, control valves, or check valves. T. examine ancillary or auxiliary systems or components, such as, but not limited to, those related to solar water heating and hot water circulation. U. determine the existence or condition of polybutylene plumbing. V. inspect or test for gas or fuel leaks, or indications thereof.

  • IN = Inspected
  • L/NI = Limitations/Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observation
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19.3.1 - Hot Water Systems

TPR Overflow Trapped

The installed overflow pipe is installed in a manner that will trap water.  This needs to be adjusted to allow for proper drainage. Recommend a plumber review and repair.

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19.4.1 - Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems

Deterioration Minor

Susceptible to rust and corrosion, your home's outdoor gas pipes start to deteriorate over time due to weather and other atmospheric elements. Apply one or two coats of metal topcoat paint to protect the pipes from corrosion and to extend the life of the pipes. You can buy metal topcoat paint at hardware, home improvement and paint supply stores. Here is an example of paint you can use

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19.5.1 - Washer Connections / Drain Pipe

Add Washer Catch Pan

No washer catch pan has been installed underneath the unit. Recommend the addition to protect the floor coverings.

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20 - Garage

IN L/NI NP O
20.1 Walls, Ceilings, Floors X
20.2 Occupant Door (From garage to inside of home) X
20.3 Exterior Doors X
20.4 Vehicle Door X
20.5 Garage Door Opener X
Exterior Doors: Condition
Moderate

The condition of this door may also be noted under the "Exterior" section.

Vehicle Door: Overhead Garage Door

Inspection of overhead garage doors typically includes examination for presence, serviceable condition and proper operation of the following components: door condition; mounting brackets; automatic opener; automatic reverse; photo sensor; switch placement; track & rollers; manual disconnect.

Vehicle Door: Type
Roll-Up
Vehicle Door: Material
Metal
Vehicle Door: Number of Doors
2
Garage Door Opener: Number of Openers
Two
Garage Door Opener: Opener Brand
Linear
Garage Door Opener: Photo Sensor Satisfactory

The photo-electric sensor designed to activate the automatic-reverse at the overhead garage door responded to testing as designed.

Garage Door Opener: Pressure Sensitive Reverse Satisfactory

Pressure sensitive reverse safety feature was tested successfully.

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Inspection of the garage typically includes examination of the following: 

- general structure; 
- floor, wall and ceiling surfaces; 
- operation of all accessible conventional doors and door hardware; 
- overhead door condition and operation including manual and automatic safety component operation and switch placement; 
- proper electrical condition including Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) protection; 
- interior and exterior lighting; 
- stairs and stairways;
- proper firewall separation from living space; 
- proper floor drainage

  • IN = Inspected
  • L/NI = Limitations/Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observation