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1234 Main St.
Mifflinville, PA 18631
11/14/2019 9:00AM

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Agency Name
26
Recommendation
7
Safety hazard

1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
Inspector Only
Temperature (approximate)
58 Fahrenheit (F)
Weather Conditions
Cloudy, Dry
Occupancy
Furnished, Occupied
Type of Building
Single Family
Levels
Two Story

2 - Roof

IN NI NP D
2.1 Coverings X X
2.2 Roof Drainage Systems X
2.3 Flashings X
2.4 Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations X
Inspection Method
Binoculars, Ground, Ladder, Roof, Camera Drone
Roof Type/Style
Gable
Coverings: Material
Asphalt, 3 Tab Shingles

The shingles age is unknown however they presently appear to be in good shape and do not show excessive wear.  Three tab shingles such as these are typically warranted for 15 years.  If you are able to determine the shingle age with help from the homeowner, you may be able to estimate the remaining life span.  

Coverings: Roof Covering Statement

The roofing shingles, accessories and flashings covering this roof are approximately 22 years old.  The specific brand and warranty duration of the shingles is unknown.  The average life span of three tab shingles, such as these, is 15-18 years however environmental conditions and construction details can effect the expected life span negatively or positively.  With the exception of the deficiencies noted elsewhere in this report, the shingles appear to be in good condition and can be expected to provide an additional 2-5 years of useful life provided the absence of extreme weather events or changes to roof ventilation causing damage or accelerating degradation of the shingle surface.    

Estimated remaining lifespan and/or costs to repair damage to interior finishes caused by roof leaks is specifically disclaimed of responsibility by Express Inspections LLC.  

   

Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Aluminum
Flashings: Material
Aluminum, Rubber

Roof flashings appear solid.  

Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations: Two Dormers are Present on Garage

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 = Deficiency
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2.1.1 - Coverings

Discoloration

Roof shingles are somewhat discolored, probably caused by algae and is aesthetic in nature.  

Here is a helpful article on common roof stains. 

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2.1.2 - Coverings

Shingle Displaced
Garage, Front Left Near Gutter

Starter shingle pulled loose of nails and slid down into gutter.  This shingle should be replaced to eliminate risk of leak into soffit area.   

Roof Roofing Professional
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2.3.1 - Flashings

Drip edge loose
Left Rear of House

A short piece of drip edge is loose or out of place near peak.  Recommend refastening to avoid water entry behind shingles, underlayment, or fascia. 

Roof Roofing Professional

3 - Exterior

IN NI NP D
3.1 Siding, Flashing,Trim, Light Fixtures X
3.2 Eaves, Soffits, Fascia X
3.3 Exterior Doors X
3.4 Walkways, Patios & Driveways X
3.5 Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps X
3.6 Exposed Foundation Walls, Window Wells X
3.7 Vegetation, Grading, Drainage X
3.8 Retaining Walls X
3.9 Sheds, Out-Buildings X
3.10 Swimming Pools, Hot Tubs X
Inspection Method
Visual, Camera Drone
Siding, Flashing,Trim, Light Fixtures: Siding Material
Vinyl
Siding, Flashing,Trim, Light Fixtures: Siding Style
Clapboard
Eaves, Soffits, Fascia: Soffit Material
Aluminum, Vented
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Driveway Material
Asphalt
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Walkway Material
Concrete
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Patio Material
Concrete
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Appurtenance
Covered Porch, Rear Concrete Step
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Material
Concrete
Window Screens

Only 8 window screens were installed at inspection.  Recommend you ask homeowner if the balance of screens are available. 

Rear Canopy Not Operated or Inspected
Rear

The rear canopy was not operated or inspected.  Also, the adjacent TV cable is unsightly and could be moved to the interior by a qualified electrician. 

Eaves, Soffits, Fascia: Fascia Material
Aluminum
Exterior Doors: Exterior Entry Door
Steel, Vinyl, Sliding Glass
Swimming Pools, Hot Tubs: Swimming Pool Area

The swimming pool operation and inspection is not within my scope of work, however I have made observations of the pool equipment visual condition and surrounding concrete slabs.  Recommend a qualified pool professional evaluate the pool and equipment operations.  

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 = Deficiency
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3.1.1 - Siding, Flashing,Trim, Light Fixtures

Siding Ground Clearance
Garage Front

Inadequate clearance between siding and ground.   Recommend 6" minimum ground clearance to bottom of siding to deter direct access to wood destroying insects to wood components of house. At basement windows on left end of house, window wells should be installed.  Recommend altering conditions to allow minimum clearance.

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3.1.2 - Siding, Flashing,Trim, Light Fixtures

Warping/Buckling
Rear of Garage Wall

Vinyl siding was warping or buckling in areas. This is often as a result of nailing siding boards to tight to the home, but this doesn't seem to be the case here.  This is mostly aesthetic, however insects could easily travel behind the siding at the gap. Recommend a qualified siding contractor evaluate and replace these pieces of siding.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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3.1.3 - Siding, Flashing,Trim, Light Fixtures

Shutters Pins
Various locations

A number of shutter pins, which fasten the shutters to the wall, are broken.  Shutters are in danger of falling or being blown off.  Recommend replacing broken pins. 

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3.1.4 - Siding, Flashing,Trim, Light Fixtures

Dryer Vent Hood
Rear

Dryer vent hood is cracked and flapper does not close tightly. Recommend replacing with a new dryer vent hood.  

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3.1.5 - Siding, Flashing,Trim, Light Fixtures

Siding Gap
Garage Walk Thru Door

A gap exists between the siding J-channel and the door molding and also rear garage wall at top.  This could allow water entry, leading to damage to the wall sheathing and/or molding.  Recommend applying a high grade exterior caulking to seal the gap at door molding.  The siding may be able to be slid back together and overlapped, assuming the siding panels slid apart over the years. 

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3.1.6 - Siding, Flashing,Trim, Light Fixtures

Siding Minor Damage

A few areas of minor siding damage are present.  Recommend sealing, by a qualified handyman, with a color-matched caulking to avoid water/insect intrusion.

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3.4.1 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Driveway Cracking - Minor

Minor cosmetic cracks observed, which may indicate movement in the soil. Recommend monitor and/or have concrete contractor patch/seal.

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3.4.2 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Asphalt settling at garage
Garage Overhead Doors

Gap between driveway asphalt and garage concrete allows water to drain to ground, causing erosion and allowing asphalt to settle.  The settling has resulted in a negative pitch of the asphalt towards the garage, and directing more water towards the gap.  Recommend sealing the gap and monitoring the asphalt for further settling.   

Contractor Qualified Professional
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3.6.1 - Exposed Foundation Walls, Window Wells

Minor Parge Flaking
Various Locations

The parging at the foundation wall exhibits areas of flaking.  Parging a CMU wall is mainly aesthetic but can offer a barrier to insect entry at minor cracks.  Recommend monitoring the parging for further degradation and repair if desired. 

Brick Masonry Contractor
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3.6.2 - Exposed Foundation Walls, Window Wells

Minor Cracking
Left End of House

Some minor cracking is evident at the basement wall.  This is a common occurrence with CMU walls and does not pose a structural issue.  Recommend monitoring for worsening of or additional major basement wall cracks.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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3.10.1 - Swimming Pools, Hot Tubs

Pool Patio Minor Cracking
Pool area slabs

Minor cracking is evident at various locations around pool area.  Recommend monitoring for future cracking, widening of cracks or crack settling to different heights. 


Contractor Qualified Professional
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3.10.2 - Swimming Pools, Hot Tubs

Concrete Slab Settlement
Pool Area

Settling has occurred at two areas at the concrete slab closest to swimming pool and has created a trip hazard.  Recommend a qualified concrete contractor evaluate and repair/replace.  

Gardening shovel tool shape Concrete Contractor
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3.10.3 - Swimming Pools, Hot Tubs

Pool Fence Gate
Near Garage

The Pool fence gate near the garage is difficult to open.  The post leans towards the gate and causes the latch screws to catch on the bracket.  Recommend reinstalling the post next to the gate.  


Tools Handyman/DIY

4 - Basement, Crawlspace & Structure

IN NI NP D
4.1 Basements & Crawlspaces X
4.2 Floor Structure X
4.3 Wall Structure
4.4 Ceiling Structure
4.5 Electric Baseboard Heat X
Inspection Method
Visual, Limited Access, Moisture Meter
Basements & Crawlspaces: Floor Construction
Concrete
Basements & Crawlspaces: Wall Construction
CMU
Floor Structure: Joist/Members- Material
Wood Beams
Floor Structure: Sub-floor
Plywood
Electric Baseboard Heat: Electric baseboard heat
Basement

Electric baseboard heat is present in basement in lieu of forced air ducts from the central air system.  Units were turned on during the inspection and produced heat. 

Finished Basement Walls, Floors, Ceilings
basement

The basement finishes preclude much of the visual inspection of the foundation walls.  However, areas of exposed CMU were visually inspected. 

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 = Deficiency
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4.1.1 - Basements & Crawlspaces

Efflorescence

Minor Efflorescence noted on the basement wall surface. This a white, powdery deposit that is consistent with moisture. Recommend maintaining low humidity in basement area.

5 - Mechanical Equipment, Controls

IN NI NP D
5.1 General X
5.2 Heating Equipment X
5.3 Cooling Equipment X
5.4 Normal Operating Controls X
5.5 Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents X
5.6 Presence of Installed Heat Source in Each Room X
5.7 Distribution Systems X
5.8 Water System X
Heating Equipment: Energy Source
Electric
Heating Equipment: Heat Type
Heat Pump
Cooling Equipment: SEER Rating
16, 9 HSPF SEER
Cooling Equipment: Type
Heat Pump
Cooling Equipment: Location
Left
Cooling Equipment: Air Conditioner Temperature Split
18 F*
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Power Source/Type
Electric
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Capacity
50 gallons
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Location
Basement
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Model, Serial Number

Ruud Model PRO E50 M2 RU 95

Serial Q421815605

Manufactured 16 OCT 2018

Heating Equipment: Location
Basement
Normal Operating Controls: Location
Living Room
Heating Equipment: Brand
Maytag

Maytag Model B6VMMX 60K-C

Serial B6G15055 1044

Installed 03-20-18

Cooling Equipment: Brand
Maytag

Maytag Model PSH1BF4M2SX 60K (5 TON)

Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Manufacturer
Ruud

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. 

Distribution Systems: Ductwork
Insulated
Water System: Water system
Basement

The water softener's operation is beyond this inspection scope of work however I did review the installation, piping and fittings for corrosion, leakage, and damage.  No visible issues were present.

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

6 - Electrical

IN NI NP D
6.1 Service Entrance Conductors X
6.2 Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device X X
6.3 Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses X
Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Below Ground, Aluminum, 220 Volts
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Capacity
200 AMP
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Manufacturer
Cutler Hammer
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Sub Panel, Disconnect Location
Left, Back, Exterior
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Branch Wire 15, 20, 30, 40, 50 AMP, Single and Double Pole
Copper
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Wiring Method
Romex
Electric Service Meter Base Location
Front, Center

Electrical, Telephone, Cable entry

Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Main Panel Location
Right, Front, Basement

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 = Deficiency
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6.2.1 - Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device

Unused Electrical Disconnect
Rear Left Corner

There is an unused electrical disconnect that may have powered a hot tub or other electrical equipment.  The breaker is shut off at the main panel and the disconnect, the wire has been taped over, the conduit has been pulled partially out of the disconnect box and there is an opening into the box.  Recommend a qualified electrician remove the wiring, condiuit and disconnect box for safety purposes.  

Electric Electrical Contractor

7 - Plumbing- Supply, DWV, Gas

IN NI NP D
7.1 Main Water Shut-off Device X
7.2 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X
7.3 Water Supply Piping X
7.4 Gas and LP Piping X
Water Source
Well
Water Entry Location
Rear, Left
Waste Disposal System
Public Sewer
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Material
PVC
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Clean Out Present
Water Supply Piping : Material
Copper, Pex
Gas and LP Piping: Material
L or K Copper
Sewer Drain Line Exit Location
Rear, Left
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Main Drain Piping Size
1 1/2", 2", 3"
Main Water Pressure
48 PSI

Depending on your water service, the ideal pressure is 40-80 PSI.  80 PSI should be the maximum pressure.  

Gas and LP Entry Location
Rear Right
Right, Rear

A copper pipe dead-ends behind garage and goes through wall into home.  I believe this pipe once provided LP gas to the fireplace but the LP tank has since  been removed.

Main Water Shut-off Device: Water Main Entry
Left Rear Basement

Private well water useage is metered for the municipality to bill for sewer useage.

Water Supply Piping : Water Softening System
Left Rear Basement

A water softener is present in the basement, in the vicinity of the main water entry.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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7.3.1 - Water Supply Piping

Exterior Faucet Not Anti-Siphon
Front Left

The exterior faucets do not have an anti-siphon device to eliminate the possibility of siphoning contaminated water into the home's fresh water supply system.  Recommend a qualified plumbing contractor replace existing exterior faucet with an anti-siphon exterior faucet or add a screw-on vacuum breaker. 

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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7.4.1 - Gas and LP Piping

Currently Unused.

Piping is present but unused and uncapped.  It may be difficult to clean out the piping for future use.

Contractor Qualified Professional

8 - Kitchen

IN NI NP D
8.1 Dishwasher X
8.2 Refrigerator X
8.3 Range/Oven/Cooktop X
8.4 Garbage Disposal X
8.5 Countertops & Cabinets X
8.6 GFCI, Switches, Receptacles X
8.7 Microwave Range Hood- Vented or Ventless, Drawer X
8.8 Flooring X
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Brand
Kitchen
Frigidaire

Add Model, Serial #

Dishwasher: Brand
Kitchen
Frigidaire

Add Model, Serial #

Refrigerator: Brand
Frigidaire
Flooring: Flooring

Ceramic tile

Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Energy Source
Electric
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Granite
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Wood
Microwave Range Hood- Vented or Ventless, Drawer: Microwave Range Hood Brand
Frigidaire

Recirculating vent


Garbage Disposal: Obstructions Under Sink

Switch under sink, left side high.

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
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency

9 - Fireplace

IN NI NP D
9.1 General X
9.2 Vents, Flues & Chimneys X
9.3 Lintels X
9.4 Damper Doors X
9.5 Cleanout Doors & Frames X
General: Type
Gas, Ventless

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 = Deficiency

10 - Master Bedroom

IN NI NP D
10.1 General X
10.2 Doors X
10.3 Windows X
10.4 Floors X
10.5 Walls X
10.6 Ceilings X
10.7 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
10.8 AFCI X
10.9 Smoke Detectors X X X
10.10 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X
Windows: Window Type
Double-hung
Windows: Glass Type
Insulated
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Drywall
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Vetter
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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10.9.1 - Smoke Detectors

Not Present

Each bedroom should have a properly placed and operating smoke detector located in each bedroom.  Recommend installing a smoke detector according to manufacturer's installation instructions.

Tools Handyman/DIY

11 - Bedroom 2

IN NI NP D
11.1 General X
11.2 Doors X
11.3 Windows X
11.4 Floors X
11.5 Walls X
11.6 Ceilings X
11.7 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
11.8 AFCI X
11.9 Smoke Detectors X X X
11.10 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X
Windows: Window Type
Double-hung
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Vetter
Windows: Glass Type
Insulated
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Drywall
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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11.9.1 - Smoke Detectors

Not Present

Each bedroom should have a properly placed and operating smoke detector located in each bedroom.  Recommend installing a smoke detector according to manufacturer's installation instructions.

Tools Handyman/DIY

12 - Bedroom 3

IN NI NP D
12.1 General X
12.2 Doors X
12.3 Windows X
12.4 Floors X
12.5 Walls X
12.6 Ceilings X
12.7 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
12.8 AFCI X
12.9 Smoke Detectors X X X
12.10 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X
Windows: Window Type
Double-hung
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Vetter
Windows: Glass Type
Insulated
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Drywall
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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12.9.1 - Smoke Detectors

Not Present

Each bedroom should have a properly placed and operating smoke detector located in each bedroom.  Recommend installing a smoke detector according to manufacturer's installation instructions.

Tools Handyman/DIY

13 - Bedroom 4

IN NI NP D
13.1 General X
13.2 Doors X
13.3 Windows X
13.4 Floors X
13.5 Walls X
13.6 Ceilings X
13.7 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
13.8 AFCI X
13.9 Smoke Detectors X X X
13.10 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X
Windows: Window Type
Double-hung
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Vetter
Windows: Glass Type
Insulated
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Drywall
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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Comment
13.9.1 - Smoke Detectors

Not Present

Each bedroom should have a properly placed and operating smoke detector located in each bedroom.  Recommend installing a smoke detector according to manufacturer's installation instructions.

Tools Handyman/DIY

14 - Master Bathroom

IN NI NP D
14.1 General X
14.2 Finishes- Floors, Walls, Ceilings X
14.3 Tubs, Showers, Fixtures, TLW X
14.4 Shower Rod/Door, Hardware X
14.5 Toilet X
14.6 Vanity, Pedestal Sink, Tops and Fixtures X X
14.7 Water Supplies, Valves, Undersink Drainage X
14.8 Light Fixtures, Vent Fans X
14.9 Medicine Cabinet, Mirrors X
14.10 GFCI, Switches, Receptacles X
Water Supplies, Valves, Undersink Drainage: Water Supply Material
Copper
Finishes- Floors, Walls, Ceilings: Material
Tile, Drywall
Medicine Cabinet, Mirrors: Medicine Cabinet
Tubs, Showers, Fixtures, TLW: Material
Fiberglass
Vanity, Pedestal Sink, Tops and Fixtures: Vanity
Master Bath

Master bath vanity missing drain stopper.  Recommend replacement by qualified handyman.


  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
Credit
Comment
14.8.1 - Light Fixtures, Vent Fans

Bath Fan

Bath fan is noisy and may need a new fan motor.  Recommend evaluation by handyman and parts replacement if necessary.

Contractor Qualified Professional

15 - Bathroom 2

IN NI NP D
15.1 Finishes- Floors, Walls, Ceilings X
15.2 Tubs, Showers, Fixtures, TLW X
15.3 Shower Rod/Door, Hardware X
15.4 Toilet X
15.5 Vanity, Pedestal Sink, Tops and Fixtures X X
15.6 Water Supplies, Valves, Undersink Drainage X
15.7 Light Fixtures, Vent Fans X
15.8 Medicine Cabinet, Mirrors X
15.9 GFCI, Switches, Receptacles X
15.10 Electric Baseboard Heat X
Finishes- Floors, Walls, Ceilings: Material
Tile, Drywall
Tubs, Showers, Fixtures, TLW: Material
Fiberglass
Water Supplies, Valves, Undersink Drainage: Water Supply Material
Copper
Medicine Cabinet, Mirrors: Medicine Cabinet
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
Credit
Comment
15.5.1 - Vanity, Pedestal Sink, Tops and Fixtures

Vanity drain

Vanity is draining very slowly.  Recommend evaluating the clog and clearing the obstruction.     

Tools Handyman/DIY

16 - Basement Powder Room

IN NI NP D
16.1 General X
16.2 Finishes- Floors, Walls, Ceilings X
16.3 Toilet X
16.4 Vanity, Pedestal Sink, Tops and Fixtures X
16.5 Water Supplies, Valves, Undersink Drainage X
16.6 Light Fixtures, Vent Fans X
16.7 Medicine Cabinet, Mirrors
16.8 GFCI, Switches, Receptacles X
Water Supplies, Valves, Undersink Drainage: Water Supply Material
Copper
Finishes- Floors, Walls, Ceilings: Material
Tile, Drywall
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
Credit
Comment
16.3.1 - Toilet

Toilet Fill

Toilet fills very slowly.  Valve is on and hose is not kinked.  Recommend qualified plumber evaluate and remedy.

Contractor Qualified Professional

17 - First Level Powder Room

IN NI NP D
17.1 General X
17.2 Finishes- Floors, Walls, Ceilings X
17.3 Toilet
17.4 Vanity, Pedestal Sink, Tops and Fixtures X
17.5 Water Supplies, Valves, Undersink Drainage X
17.6 Light Fixtures, Vent Fans X
17.7 Medicine Cabinet, Mirrors X
17.8 GFCI, Switches, Receptacles X
Finishes- Floors, Walls, Ceilings: Material
Tile, Drywall
Water Supplies, Valves, Undersink Drainage: Water Supply Material
Copper
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency

18 - Living Room, Family Room , Dining Room

IN NI NP D
18.1 Doors X
18.2 Windows X
18.3 Floors X
18.4 Walls X
18.5 Ceilings X
18.6 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
18.7 GFCI & AFCI X
Windows: Window Type
Double-hung
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Vetter
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Gypsum Board
Floors: Floor Coverings
Laminate
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency

19 - Laundry Room/Area

IN NI NP D
19.1 Bifold Doors X
Filters
None
Dryer Power Source
220 Electric
Dryer Vent
Metal (Flex)
Washing Machine Box
Above wash machine

Slight corrosion. Recommend handyman remove hoses, clean corrosion and reassemble.

Washer Dryer
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
Credit
Comment
19.1.1 - Bifold Doors

Bifold Door Installation
Laundry area

Bifold doors not properly installed.  Recommend remove the doors, raise floor brackets up to top of floor surface, reinstall doors

Tools Handyman/DIY

20 - Misc. Interior

IN NI NP D
20.1 Steps, Stairways & Railings X X
Poor Drywall Repairs
Foyer ceiling, garage entry wall

A ceiling blemish exists near the front door.  It appears to be merely a poor repair drywall damaged from below.  Recommend a handyman repair and paint.

Damaged drywall is evident near garage-to-house entry at the door stop.  Recommend a handyman remove stop bumper, repair and paint.


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 = Deficiency
Credit
Comment
20.1.1 - Steps, Stairways & Railings

Baluster Spaces Too Wide
Guard Rail Around Stair Opening, 2nd Floor

The baluster space is not up to modern building codes and safety standards. The space between balusters should not allow passage of a 4 inch sphere for child safety. Recommend a qualified handyman or original installer repair and bring up to code.  

Wrenches Handyman

21 - Attic

IN NI NP D
21.1 Attic Insulation X X
21.2 Ventilation X
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Cellulose, Loose-fill
Attic Insulation: R-value
30-35 R

Attic insulation is consistent and well insulated. 

Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Gable Vents, Ridge Vents, Soffit Vents

Attic space is well ventilated with gable vents, soffit vents, ridge vent and baffle vents.

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 = Deficiency
Credit
Comment
21.1.1 - Attic Insulation

Bath Fan Vents May Terminate in Attic

Master and hall bath fan vents may terminate in attic space as there is no exposed termination at the exterior, on the roof or wall.  Recommend vent is extended to the exterior to eliminate moisture buildup and allow more complete bath ventilation.

Contractor Qualified Professional

22 - Garage

IN NI NP D
22.1 Ceiling X
22.2 Floor X
22.3 Walls & Firewalls X X
22.4 Vehicle Garage Door X
22.5 Overhead Garage Door Opener X
22.6 Occupant Door (From garage to inside of home) X
Vehicle Garage Door: Type
Sectional
Overhead Garage Door Opener: Overhead Garage Door Opener Manufacturer
House wall near walk-in door
Overhead Door
Vehicle Garage Door: Material
Non-insulated, Steel
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
Credit
Comment
22.3.1 - Walls & Firewalls

Firewall Not Up To Code
Garage Firewall

Firewall separating the home and garage is not compliant with modern building codes and standards. Firewalls should be built with materials to delay fire spreading into the living space. This is mainly fire-code drywall and a fire-resistant door.  The drywall is not present.  The door is acceptable with the addition of self-closing hinges or closeer.  Recommend a qualified contractor evaluate and bring firewall up to standards. 

Link for more info. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
Credit
Comment
22.5.1 - Overhead Garage Door Opener

Remote Control Not Present

The garage door opener remote controls are not present to attempt operation.  Recommend requesting home owner to provide. 

Credit
Comment
22.5.2 - Overhead Garage Door Opener

Exterior Key Pad

Code not available at inspection to attempt operation. Recommend you get code from current owner prior to closing.