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1234 Main St.
Jamesville, NY 13078
11/16/2019 9:00AM

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Agent Name

Agency Name
91
Items Inspected
28
Recommendation
4
Safety hazard

1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
Client's Agent, Client"s Father, Client's Girlfriend
Occupancy
Unoccupied
Age of House
118 -
Type of Building
Single Family
Temperature (approximate)
30 Fahrenheit (F)
Weather Conditions
Cloudy, Cold, Wet
Overview

Endgame Home Inspection Services LLC strives to perform all inspections in compliance with the Standards of Practice as set forth by the State of New York (https://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/homeinspect/hinspect_ethics.html). As such, we 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. 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 and Pest (WDI) Inspection Report. Refer to the State of New York Standards of Practice (linked to above), 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 report should be used alongside the seller's disclosure, pest inspection (WDI) 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. One Year Home Warranties are sometimes provided by the sellers and are highly recommended as they will cover future repairs on major items and components of the home. If a warranty is not being provided by the seller(s), your Realtor can advise you of companies who offer them. 


Notice to Third Parties

Notice to Third Parties: This report is the property of Endgame Home Inspection Services LLC and is Copyrighted as of 2019. The Client(s) and their Direct Real Estate Representative named herein have been named as a licensee(s) of this document. This document is non-transferrable, in whole or in part, to any and all third-parties, including; subsequent buyers, sellers, and listing agents. Copying and pasting deficiencies to prepare the repair request is permitted. 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, exclusions, and conditions of the copyright. 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. 

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.

Mold Disclaimer

Concerning mold in a home/building. While we will report any substance that appears to be mold, the only true way to determine if mold is present is to have a mold company/specialist inspect and test for mold. Endgame Home Inspection Service LLC. does not perform mold testing or mold inspections. Any mention of mold in this report should be considered a recommendation to bring in a mold specialist to inspect and test for mold. If you have a specific concern regarding mold, consult a mold specialist for advice.
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 Professional" in this report relates to an individual, company, or contractor 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. A listing of Recommended Contractors can be found here: http://www.prohitn.com/recommended-pros/


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, and should not be wholly relied upon. Contractors or other licensed professionals will have the final determination on the 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.

Thermal Imaging Information

THERMAL IMAGING: An infrared camera may be used for specific areas or visual problems, and should not be viewed as a full thermal scan of the entire home. Additional services are available at additional costs and would be supplemented by an additional agreement/addendum. Temperature readings displayed on thermal images in this report are included as a courtesy and should not be wholly relied upon as a home inspection is qualitative, not quantitative. These values can vary +/- 4% or more of displayed readings, and these values will display surface temperatures when air temperature readings would actually need to be conducted on some items which are beyond the scope of a home inspection.

Detached Item(s) Present

Only items and components directly and permanently attached to the structure are inspected according to the NY Standards of Practice. And most of these items are only required to be reported on with their respected effect on the structure. This home may contain detached patios, stairs, retaining walls, outbuildings, decks, pools, fireplaces, etc. If comments are made with regard to these items, any comments should be viewed as a courtesy only, and not be construed as an all-inclusive listing of deficiencies. If any detached items or structures are of concern, evaluation of these items should be conducted by qualified individuals prior to the end of your inspection period.

Other Notes - Important Info

INACCESSIBLE AREAS: In the report, there may be specific references to areas and items that were inaccessible or only partly accessible. I can make no representations regarding conditions that may be present in these areas but were concealed or inaccessible for review. With access and an opportunity for inspection, reportable conditions or hidden damage 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 http://prohitn.com/component-life-expectancies/


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 NI NP D
2.1 Coverings X X
2.2 Roof Ventilation X
2.3 Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations X X
2.4 Roof Drainage Systems X X
2.5 Flashings X
Inspection Method
Binoculars, Ground
Roof Type/Style
Gable
Coverings: Material
Asphalt
Coverings: Defects Observed
Moss, Curling, Lifting, Particulate Release
Coverings: Roof Approximate Age
Older
Roof Ventilation: Ventilation
Gable Vents
Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations: Roof Penetrations
Vent Pipe, Chimney
Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations: Spark Arrestor/Chimney Cap
Not Noted
Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations: Chimney Made of
Brick
Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations: Chimney Appears to be Built
Interior
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
None
Roof Drainage Systems: Downspout Material
None
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Extensions
Not Noted
Flashings: Material
Aluminum
Roof Limitations

The inspection of the roof and its covering material is limited to the conditions on the day of the inspection only. The roof covering material, visible portions of the roof structure from within the attic (if applicable), and interior ceilings, were inspected looking for indications of current or past leaks. Future conditions and inclement weather may reveal leaks that were not present at the time of inspection. Any deficiencies noted in this report with the roof covering or indications of past or present leaks should be evaluated and repaired as needed by a licensed roofing contractor.

I. The inspector shall inspect from ground level or the eaves: A. the roof-covering materials; B. the gutters; C. the downspouts; D. the vents, flashing, skylights, chimney, and other roof penetrations; and E. the general structure of the roof from the readily accessible panels, doors or stairs. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the type of roof-covering materials. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. observed indications of active roof leaks. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. walk on any roof surface. B. predict the service life expectancy. C. inspect underground downspout diverter drainage pipes. D. remove snow, ice, debris or other conditions that prohibit the observation of the roof surfaces. E. move insulation. F. inspect antennae, satellite dishes, lightning arresters, de-icing equipment, or similar attachments. G. walk on any roof areas that appear, in the inspectors opinion, to be unsafe. H. walk on any roof areas if doing so might, in the inspector's opinion, cause damage. I. perform a water test. J. warrant or certify the roof. K. confirm proper fastening or installation of any roof-covering material.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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Comment
2.1.1 - Coverings

Damaged (General)

Roof coverings showed moderate damage. To include lifted shingles, curled shingles. One section of the roof appears to have been repaired at some time. The roof is over 20 years old. Recommend a qualified roofing professional evaluate and repair as necessary.

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Comment
2.3.1 - Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations

Chimney Cap Missing

No chimney cap was observed. This is important to protect from moisture intrusion and protect the chimney. Recommend a qualified roofer or chimney expert install.

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Comment
2.3.2 - Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations

Chimney Repoint Needed

Joints in the masonry have deteriorated and should be repointed. (Repointing is the restoration of the mortar joints in the masonry).

Brick Masonry, Concrete, Brick & Stone
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Comment
2.3.3 - Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations

Flashing around Chimney

Unable to determine if flashing around the chimney is present, as lower section is covered with tar.

Fireplace Chimney Repair Contractor
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Comment
2.4.1 - Roof Drainage Systems

Gutters Missing

There are no gutters/broken gutters present on the structure.  Gutters are recommended because they collect rain water from the roof and direct it away form the building.

Gutter cleaning icon Gutter Contractor

3 - Exterior

IN NI NP D
3.1 Eaves, Soffits & Fascia X X
3.2 Siding, Flashing & Trim X X
3.3 Exterior Doors X
3.4 Electrical Service/Meter X X
3.5 Walkways, Patios & Driveways X X
3.6 Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps X X
3.7 Foundation X X
3.8 Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls X X
3.9 A/C Exterior X
3.10 Well Head X
Inspection Method
Visual
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Brick
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Condition Of Walls
Acceptable
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Trim Material/Condition
Wood, Acceptable
Exterior Doors: Exterior Entry Door
Wood
Exterior Doors: Secondary Entry Door
Wood
Electrical Service/Meter: Overhead Wires Threatened
No
Electrical Service/Meter: Drip Loop Present
Yes
Electrical Service/Meter: Meter Amerage
200 Amp
Electrical Service/Meter: Voltage
120/240 Volts
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Driveway Material
Asphalt
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Driveway Condition
Good
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Walkway Condtion
Fair
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Appurtenance
Front Porch
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Deck Location
N/A
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Material
Wood
Foundation: Exterior Foundation Walls
Block
Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls: Grading Within 6 Feet of House
Slopes Toward, About Level
Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls: Trees and Shrubs Too Close to House
N/A
A/C Exterior: A/C Compressor Condition
Acceptable
A/C Exterior: A/C During Opertaion
Not Running
A/C Exterior: A/C Air Discharge
Not Running
A/C Exterior: A/C Low Pressure Refrigerant Line
Cracked Insulation
A/C Exterior: A/C Pad
Concrete, Acceptable condition
A/C Exterior: Electrical Disconnect
Present, Acceptable Condition
Electrical Service/Meter: Electrical Service type
Overhead
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Walkway Material
Concrete

Some uneven areas of walkway may be a trip hazard. Recommend repair as necessary by a qualified professional.

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the exterior wall-covering materials, flashing and trim; B. all exterior doors; C. adjacent walkways and driveways; D. stairs, steps, stoops, stairways and ramps; E. porches, patios, decks, balconies and carports; F. railings, guards and handrails; G. the eaves, soffits and fascia; H. a representative number of windows; and I. vegetation, surface drainage, retaining walls and grading of the property, where they may adversely affect the structure due to moisture intrusion. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the type of exterior wall-covering materials. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. any improper spacing between intermediate balusters, spindles and rails. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. inspect or operate screens, storm windows, shutters, awnings, fences, outbuildings, or exterior accent lighting. B. inspect items that are not visible or readily accessible from the ground, including window and door flashing. C. inspect or identify geological, geotechnical, hydrological or soil conditions. D. inspect recreational facilities or playground equipment. E. inspect seawalls, breakwalls or docks. F. inspect erosion-control or earth-stabilization measures. G. inspect for safety-type glass. H. inspect underground utilities. I. inspect underground items. J. inspect wells or springs. K. inspect solar, wind or geothermal systems. L. inspect swimming pools or spas. M. inspect wastewater treatment systems, septic systems or cesspools. N. inspect irrigation or sprinkler systems. O. inspect drainfields or dry wells. P. determine the integrity of multiple-pane window glazing or thermal window seals.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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Comment
3.1.1 - Eaves, Soffits & Fascia

Paint/Finish Failing

The paint or finish is failing. This can lead to deterioration and rot of the material. Recommend that the areas be properly prepared and painted / finished.

Paint roller Painting Contractor
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Comment
3.2.1 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Brick Mortar

Brick mortar is deteriorated in numerous areas. This can lead to moisture intrusion and further damage. Recommend repair as necessary by qualified professional.

Brick Masonry, Concrete, Brick & Stone
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Comment
3.2.2 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Wood Trim

Wood trim around windows and doors is in need repainting. Unpainted surfaces will allow moisture into the wood, causing rot and deterioration.

Contractor Qualified Professional
Credit
Comment
3.4.1 - Electrical Service/Meter

Caulk

Missing caulk around service conduit entrance to house. Repair caulk around meter box. 

Tools Handyman/DIY
Credit
Comment
3.5.1 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Walkway Trip Hazard

Trip hazards observed. Patch or repair recommended.
Credit
Comment
3.6.1 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Railing Loose

Railing on front porch is loose. Recommend repair as necessary by a qualified professional.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
3.7.1 - Foundation

Parge coating

Parge coating on exterior block foundation is cracked or falling off in numerous areas.  This can allow moisture intrusion into the structure. Recommend repair as necessary by qualified professional.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
3.8.1 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Negative Grading

Grading is sloping towards the home in some areas. This could lead to water intrusion and foundation issues. Recommend qualified landscaper or foundation contractor regrade so water flows away from home.

Here is a helpful article discussing negative grading. 

4 - Garage

IN NI NP D
4.1 Garage Roof X X
4.2 Garage Door X
4.3 Ceiling X
4.4 Floor X
4.5 Walls & Firewalls X
4.6 Garage Door Opener X
4.7 Occupant Door (From garage to inside of home) X
Garage
Detached
Sub Panel
No
Garage Roof: Roof Material
Asphalt
Garage Roof: Roof Type
Gable
Garage Door: Material
Wood
Garage Door: Number of Bays
Two
Garage Door: Type
Sectional
Garage Door: Auto Door Material
Wood
Garage Door: Type of Door
Swinging
Garage Door: Condition of Bay Doors
Poor
Floor: Floor Type
Concrete
Floor: Floor Condition
Acceptable, Small Cracks, View Blocked by Car/Items
Walls & Firewalls: Interior Wall Covering
Aluminum
Garage Door Opener: Number of Electric Door Openers
None
Garage Door Opener: Auto Reverse
N/A
Garage Door Opener: Photo Electric Eye
N/A
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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Comment
4.1.1 - Garage Roof

Garage Roof

Garage roof is substantially deteriorated and should be repaired soon.

Contractor Qualified Professional

5 - Attic

IN NI NP D
5.1 Ventilation X
5.2 Attic Insulation X
5.3 Vapor Retarders (Crawlspace or Basement) X
5.4 Exhaust Systems X
5.5 Chimney Chase in Attic X X
Access
Stairs
Flooring Insulation
Batt, Fiberglass
Roof System
Rafters
Rafter Spacing
24 Inches
Roof Decking
Wood Plank
Moisture Penetration
Water Stains on Deck and Rafters
Attic Flooring
Wood, Fully Floored
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Gable Vents
Ventilation: Sofft Vents
N/A
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Batt
Attic Insulation: Insulation Location
Floor, Roof
Attic Insulation: Bathroom Vent Ductwork
Could not Determine Limited Viewing
Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Fans
None

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
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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Comment
5.5.1 - Chimney Chase in Attic

Water Intrusion

There was evidence of previous water intrusion around the chimney, on roof decking, in the attic.

Contractor Qualified Professional

6 - Doors, Windows & Interior

IN NI NP D
6.1 Doors X X
6.2 Windows X X
6.3 Floors X
6.4 Walls X X
6.5 Ceilings X X
6.6 Steps, Stairways & Railings X X
6.7 Countertops & Cabinets X
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Unknown
Windows: Window Type
Casement, Single Pane
Windows: Window Material
Wood, Vinyl
Floors: Floor Coverings
Hardwood
Walls: Wall Material
Plaster
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Plaster
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Wood
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Laminate

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. a representative number of doors and windows by opening and closing them; B. floors, walls and ceilings; C. stairs, steps, landings, stairways and ramps; D. railings, guards and handrails; and E. garage vehicle doors and the operation of garage vehicle door openers, using normal operating controls. II. 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
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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Comment
6.1.1 - Doors

Hinges Loose

Loose hinge on the front storm door and front door. Loose hinges can cause the door to stick or eventually fall out of place. Recommend handyman tighten hinges.

Here is a DIY article on fixing loose hinges. 

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Comment
6.2.1 - Windows

Damaged

One or more windows have broken or frayed weight ropes, but are operational. Recommend a window professional repair as necessary.


Also, some windows are cracked.

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Comment
6.4.1 - Walls

Minor Corner Cracks

Minor cracks at the corners of doors and windows in walls. Appeared to be the result of long-term settling. Some settling is not unusual in a home of this age and these cracks are not a structural concern.

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Comment
6.5.1 - Ceilings

Minor Damage

Minor cracks on the ceilings were visible at the time of the inspection.

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Comment
6.6.1 - Steps, Stairways & Railings

Loose Balusters

Basement handrail was loose. This could pose a safety hazard. Recommend a qualified handyman repair as necessary. 

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Comment
6.6.2 - Steps, Stairways & Railings

No Handrail

Staircase to attic had no handrail. This is a safety hazard. Recommend a qualified handyman install a handrail. 

7 - Appliances

IN NI NP D
7.1 Dishwasher X
7.2 Refrigerator X
7.3 Range/Oven/Cooktop X
7.4 Garbage Disposal X
Dishwasher: Brand
GE
Dishwasher: Dishwasher Age
Older
Refrigerator: Brand
Frigidaire
Refrigerator: Refrigerator Age
Older
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Exhaust Hood Type
Re-circulate
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Brand
GE
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Energy Source
Electric
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range Age
Newer
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Operated Range
All Burners Working
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Oven
Part Of Stove, Electric, Gave of Heat
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies

8 - Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure

IN NI NP D
8.1 Foundation X X
8.2 Basements & Crawlspaces X X
8.3 Floor Structure X
8.4 Wall Structure X X
8.5 Ceiling Structure X X
Inspection Method
Basement Access
Foundation: Material
Masonry Block
Floor Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Concrete
Floor Structure: Material
Concrete, Slab, Wood I-Joists, Wood Beams
Floor Structure: Sub-floor
N/A

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
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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Comment
8.1.1 - Foundation

Water Intrusion

Water intrusion was evident on the surface of the floor in the basement. This can compromise the soil's ability to stabilize the structure and could cause damage. Recommend a qualified contractor identify the source of moisture and remedy. 

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Comment
8.2.1 - Basements & Crawlspaces

Efflorescence

Efflorescence noted on the crawlspace surface. This a white, powdery deposit that is consistent with moisture intrusion. This can compromise the soil's ability to support the home structure and/or lead to mold growth. Recommend a qualified contractor identify the source of moisture and correct  as necessary.

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8.2.2 - Basements & Crawlspaces

Standing Water

Observed signs that standing water may have been present on the basement floor. It appears that the washing machine may be leaking. Recommend a qualified contractor evaluate and find the potential source of moisture. 

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Comment
8.4.1 - Wall Structure

Evidence of Water Intrusion

Wall structure showed signs of water intrusion, which could lead to more serious structural damage. Recommend a qualified contractor identify source or moisture and remedy.

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Comment
8.5.1 - Ceiling Structure

Evidence of Water Intrusion

Ceiling structure in the back left (as facing the front of house) corner, showed signs of water intrusion, which could lead to more serious structural damage. Recommend a qualified contractor identify source or moisture and remedy.

9 - Laundry

IN NI NP D
9.1 Laundry Room X X
Laundry Room: Location
Basement
Laundry Room: Washing Machine
Kenmore
Laundry Room: Washing Machine Age
Older
Laundry Room: Connections From Water, Drain & Electric
Noted
Laundry Room: Dryer
None
Laundry Room: Dryer Power
Electric
Laundry Room: Dryer Vent
Metal, Vented Outside
Laundry Room: Operated Washer and Dryer
Not Operated
Laundry Room: Drain Pipe and Electric
Safe Distance
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
Credit
Comment
9.1.1 - Laundry Room

Washing Machine

The unit was not plugged in and there was an indication of a prior leak from the unit.

Contractor Qualified Professional

10 - Heating

IN NI NP D
10.1 Equipment X
10.2 Normal Operating Controls X
10.3 Distribution Systems X
10.4 Presence of Installed Heat Source in Each Room X
Furnace/Boiler/Electric
Furnace

Recommend serving unit according to manufacturers guidelines.

Equipment: Brand
Carrier
Equipment: Energy Source
Natural Gas
Equipment: Heat Type
Forced Air, High Efficiency
Distribution Systems: Ductwork
Non-insulated

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the heating system, using normal operating controls. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the location of the thermostat for the heating system; B. the energy source; and C. the heating method. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. any heating system that did not operate; and B. if the heating system was deemed inaccessible. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. inspect or evaluate the interior of flues or chimneys, fire chambers, heat exchangers, combustion air systems, fresh-air intakes, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, electronic air filters, geothermal systems, or solar heating systems. B. inspect fuel tanks or underground or concealed fuel supply systems. C. determine the uniformity, temperature, flow, balance, distribution, size, capacity, BTU, or supply adequacy of the heating system. D. light or ignite pilot flames. E. activate heating, heat pump systems, or other heating systems when ambient temperatures or other circumstances are not conducive to safe operation or may damage the equipment. F. override electronic thermostats. G. evaluate fuel quality. H. verify thermostat calibration, heat anticipation, or automatic setbacks, timers, programs or clocks.

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

11 - Cooling

IN NI NP D
11.1 Cooling Equipment X
11.2 Normal Operating Controls X
11.3 Distribution System X
11.4 Presence of Installed Cooling Source in Each Room X
Cooling Equipment: Brand
Trane
Cooling Equipment: Energy Source/Type
Electric
Cooling Equipment: Location
Backyard
Distribution System: Configuration
Central
Cooling Equipment: Low Temperature

The A/C unit was not tested due to low outdoor temperature. Running AC in temperatures below 65 degrees may cause damage to the unit. Recommend servicing by a qualified HVAC professional before using.

Normal Operating Controls not inspected.

Presence of Installed Cooling Source in Each Room not present.

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the cooling system, using normal operating controls. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the location of the thermostat for the cooling system; and B. the cooling method. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. any cooling system that did not operate; and B. if the cooling system was deemed inaccessible. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. determine the uniformity, temperature, flow, balance, distribution, size, capacity, BTU, or supply adequacy of the cooling system. B. inspect portable window units, through-wall units, or electronic air filters. C. operate equipment or systems if the exterior temperature is below 65 Fahrenheit, or when other circumstances are not conducive to safe operation or may damage the equipment. D. inspect or determine thermostat calibration, cooling anticipation, or automatic setbacks or clocks. E. examine electrical current, coolant fluids or gases, or coolant leakage.

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

12 - Plumbing

IN NI NP D
12.1 Main Water Shut-off Device X
12.2 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X
12.3 Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures X
12.4 Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents X X
12.5 Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems X
12.6 Sump Pump X
12.7 Bathroom Second Floor X X
12.8 Water Flow Test X X
12.9 Bathroom First Floor X
Filters
Unknown
Water Source
Public
Main Water Shut-off Device: Location
Basement
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Drain Size
1 1/2", 2"
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Sewer Main Material
Iron, PVC
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Distribution Material
Copper, Galvanized
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Water Supply Material
Copper
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Capacity
40 gallons
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Location
Basement
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Power Source/Type
Electric
Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems: Main Gas Shut-off Location
Basement, Gas Meter
Bathroom Second Floor: Toilet
Flushed

Toilet flushed and working as designed.

Bathroom Second Floor: Sink
No Leaks
Bathroom Second Floor: Tub
Run, No Leaks
Water Flow Test: Water Flow Test
Checked
Bathroom First Floor: Toilet
Flushed

Toilet flushed and working as designed.

Bathroom First Floor: Sink
No Leaks
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Manufacturer
AO Smith

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

Here is a nice maintenance guide from Lowe's to help. 

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
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
Credit
Comment
12.4.1 - Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents

Near End of Life

Water heater showed normal signs of wear and tear. The unit is approximately 15 years old and is outside the normal life expectancy. Recommend monitoring its effectiveness and replacing in the near future.

Credit
Comment
12.4.2 - Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents

No Drip Pan

No drip pan was present. Recommend installation of drip when the unit is replaced.

Credit
Comment
12.7.1 - Bathroom Second Floor

Caulking around Tub

Recommend applying caulk to verticle side of tub exterior corners.

Tools Handyman/DIY
Credit
Comment
12.8.1 - Water Flow Test

Water Flow Decrease

Water flow decreased substantially when the shower was turned on while sink was also on.

Contractor Qualified Professional

13 - Electrical

IN NI NP D
13.1 Service Entrance Conductors X
13.2 Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device X X
13.3 Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses X
13.4 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
13.5 GFCI & AFCI X
13.6 Smoke Detectors X
13.7 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X
Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Overhead, 220 Volts
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Main Panel Location
Basement
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Capacity
200 AMP
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Manufacturer
ETN
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Sub Panel Location
None
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Branch Wire 15 and 20 AMP
Copper
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Wiring Method
Romex

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the service drop; B. the overhead service conductors and attachment point; C. the service head, gooseneck and drip loops; D. the service mast, service conduit and raceway; E. the electric meter and base; F. service-entrance conductors; G. the main service disconnect; H. panelboards and over-current protection devices (circuit breakers and fuses); I. service grounding and bonding; J. a 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; K. all ground-fault circuit interrupter receptacles and circuit breakers observed and deemed to be GFCIs using a GFCI tester, where possible; and L. smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the main service disconnect's amperage rating, if labeled; and B. the type of wiring observed. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. deficiencies in the integrity of the serviceentrance conductors insulation, drip loop, and vertical clearances from grade and roofs; B. any unused circuit-breaker panel opening that was not filled; C. the presence of solid conductor aluminum branch-circuit wiring, if readily visible; D. any tested receptacle in which power was not present, polarity was incorrect, the cover was not in place, the GFCI devices were not properly installed or did not operate properly, evidence of arcing or excessive heat, and where the receptacle was not grounded or was not secured to the wall; and E. the absence of smoke detectors. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. insert any tool, probe or device into the main panelboard, sub-panels, distribution panelboards, or electrical fixtures. B. operate electrical systems that are shut down. C. remove panelboard cabinet covers or dead fronts. D. operate or re-set over-current protection devices or overload devices. E. operate or test smoke or carbon-monoxide detectors or alarms F. inspect, operate or test any security, fire or alarms systems or components, or other warning or signaling systems. G. measure or determine the amperage or voltage of the main service equipment, if not visibly labeled. H. inspect ancillary wiring or remote-control devices. I. activate any electrical systems or branch circuits that are not energized. J. inspect low-voltage systems, electrical de-icing tapes, swimming pool wiring, or any timecontrolled devices. K. verify the service ground. L. inspect private or emergency electrical supply sources, including, but not limited to: generators, windmills, photovoltaic solar collectors, or battery or electrical storage facility. M. inspect spark or lightning arrestors. N. inspect or test de-icing equipment. O. conduct voltage-drop calculations. P. determine the accuracy of labeling. Q. inspect exterior lighting.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
Credit
Comment
13.2.1 - Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device

Breaker Incorrectly Wired

Wiring to 30 Amp fuse for water heater appears to be of an inadequate gauge. Recommend evaluation and repair as necessary by a qualified electrician.  

14 - Fireplace

IN NI NP D
14.1 Vents, Flues & Chimneys X
14.2 Lintels X
14.3 Damper Doors X
14.4 Cleanout Doors & Frames X
Location
Living Room
Type
Wood
Vents, Flues & Chimneys: Flue Liner
Not Visible
Damper Doors: Damper
Operated and Performed as Designed
Fireplace

Recommend Level 2 inspection prior to using the fireplace.

Vents, Flues & Chimneys not inspected.

Cleanout Doors & Frames not present.

I. The inspector shall inspect:

readily accessible and visible portions of the fireplaces and chimneys;

lintels above the fireplace openings;

damper doors by opening and closing them, if readily accessible and manually operable; and

cleanout doors and frames.

II. The inspector shall describe:

the type of fireplace.

III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction:

evidence of joint separation, damage or deterioration of the hearth, hearth extension or chambers;

manually operated dampers that did not open and close;

the lack of a smoke detector in the same room as the fireplace;

the lack of a carbon-monoxide detector in the same room as the fireplace; and

cleanouts not made of metal, pre-cast cement, or other non-combustible material.

IV. The inspector is not required to:

inspect the flue or vent system.

inspect the interior of chimneys or flues, fire doors or screens, seals or gaskets, or mantels.

determine the need for a chimney sweep.

operate gas fireplace inserts.

light pilot flames.

determine the appropriateness of any installation.

inspect automatic fuel-fed devices.

inspect combustion and/or make-up air devices.

inspect heat-distribution assists, whether gravity-controlled or fan-assisted.

ignite or extinguish fires.

determine the adequacy of drafts or draft characteristics.

move fireplace inserts, stoves or firebox contents.

perform a smoke test.

dismantle or remove any component.

perform a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)-style inspection.

perform a Phase I fireplace and chimney inspection.

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

15 - Radon

IN NI NP D
Radon Cannisters Opened
4:00 PM
Test Start Date
2019-01-09
Test Completion Date
2019-01-11
Location Of Cannisters
Basement
Results

Will be emailed after analysis by the laboratory.

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