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1234 Main St.
Manchester, Maryland 21102
10/15/2019 9:00AM

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agent

Agent Name

Agency Name
70
Items Inspected
3
Maintenance item
33
Recommendation
5
Safety hazard

1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
Client, Client's Agent
Occupancy
Furnished
Type of Building
Single Family
Weather Conditions
Clear
Style
Cape Cod
Temperature (approximate)
48 Fahrenheit (F)

Note, If the Temperature is under 65 degrees the AC unit/s are not able to be tested due to the possibility of damaging the unit/s. 

2 - Roof

IN NI NP D
2.1 Coverings X X
2.2 Roof Drainage Systems X X
2.3 Flashings X X
2.4 Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations X
Inspection Method
Ladder, Roof
Coverings: Material
Asphalt, Three Tab
Coverings: Roof Condition
Recently Replaced
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Aluminum
Flashings: Material
Aluminum
Roof Type/Style
Gable
Roof Pitch

Unable to walk the entire roof and or certain areas of the roof due to the pitch. Multiple areas of the roof inspected from a ladder for safety reasons.   

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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2.1.1 - Coverings

Under-Driven Nails

Observed one or more under-driven nails/fasteners. Recommend a qualified roofing contractor evaluate and repair. 

Roof Roofing Professional
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2.2.1 - Roof Drainage Systems

Downspouts Drain Near House

One or more downspouts drain too close to the home's foundation. This can result in excessive moisture in the soil at the foundation, which can lead to foundation/structural movement. Recommend a qualified contractor adjust downspout extensions to drain at least 6 feet from the foundation. 

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

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2.2.2 - Roof Drainage Systems

Downspouts Missing

These downspout connections are improperly sealed with a caulk like material.This material is already starting to break down due to weather/UV rays. Using a gutter calculator, the size of the roof, accompanied by the pitch; the two downspouts for the main area of the roof is barely enough to mange water drainage for the roofs square footage. Recommend a gutter contractor to evaluate and determine accurate number of downspouts, and properly seal, slope, and attach the gutters/downspouts. 

Gutter cleaning icon Gutter Contractor
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2.2.3 - Roof Drainage Systems

Gutter Damaged

Gutters were damaged. This can result in excessive moisture in the soil at the foundation, which can lead to foundation/structural movement. Recommend a qualified contractor evaluate and repair. 

Gutter cleaning icon Gutter Contractor
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2.2.4 - Roof Drainage Systems

Gutter Loose

The gutter(s) is loose and needs to be re-fastened to fascia and pitched properly.

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2.2.5 - Roof Drainage Systems

Downspout loose

The downspout(s) is loose and needs to be re-fastened to the exterior of the structure properly. 

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2.3.1 - Flashings

Loose/Separated

Flashings observed to be loose or separated, which can lead to water intrusion and/or mold. Recommend a qualified roofing contractor repair. 

Roof Roofing Professional

3 - Exterior

IN NI NP D
3.1 Siding, Flashing & Trim X X
3.2 Exterior Doors X X
3.3 Walkways, Patios & Driveways X X
3.4 Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps X X
3.5 Eaves, Soffits & Fascia X
3.6 Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls X X
Inspection Method
Attic Access
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Vinyl
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Style
Horizontal Panels
Exterior Doors: Exterior Entry Door
Metal
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Driveway Material
Street Parking
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Sidewalk/Walkway/Patio
Concrete
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Appurtenance
Covered Porch, Deck with Steps
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Material
Wood

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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3.1.1 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Holes in siding

Open hole/s are noted in the siding which can lead to moisture intrusion. Recommend filling the holes with the appropriate sealant.


Note - Other holes noted around the house that have already been caulked and painted. Monitor those areas to ensure caulk material is performing as intended, and preventing moisture intrusion. 

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3.2.1 - Exterior Doors

Weatherstripping Not Present

Door is missing standard weatherstripping and or needs larger size. This can result in significant energy loss and moisture intrusion. Recommend installation of standard weatherstripping of the correct size.

Here is a DIY guide on weatherstripping

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3.3.1 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Sidewalk/Walkway/Patio - Grade

Sidewalk/Walkway/Patio has improper slope/pitch towards the structure, and could possibly cause moisture intrusion. Monitor to ensure moisture intrusion is not present.  


Note - Water Stains are noted on the concrete from improper drainage and sloping.

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3.4.1 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Ledger Board Improperly Installed

The ledger board is not properly attached to the building. This can cause the deck to pull away from the building and possibly collapse. Recommend that the deck and/or ledger board be properly attached by qualified contractor.


Note - The ledger board is not properly attached to the house because of excessive wood rot. The cause is improper flashing of the door sill above which has allowed water to penetrate behind the siding for years. This caused the excessive rot to the sole plate and possibly other structural members in this direct area. 

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3.4.2 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Railing Unsafe

The Deck railing appears to be loose. The railing needs to be refastened, and or replaced for safety. 

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3.6.1 - 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. 

Contractor Qualified Professional

4 - Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure

IN NI NP D
4.1 Foundation X X
4.2 Basements & Crawlspaces X X
4.3 Floor Structure X
4.4 Wall Structure X X
4.5 Ceiling Structure X
Inspection Method
Attic Access
Foundation: Material
Concrete
Floor Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Concrete
Floor Structure: Material
Wood Beams
Floor Structure: Sub-floor
Plank
Foundation: Drainage System Present
Yes

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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4.1.1 - Foundation

Foundation Cracks - Major

Severe cracking noted at the foundation. This is typically consistent with soil movement and could lead to serious damage to structural components, foundation and/or slabs. Recommend a Qualified Professional evaluate and provide a report on course of action and remedy.

Here is an informational article on foundation cracks.


Note - Parging was evident at most of the basement window corners. Cracks like these can lead to moisture intrusion in the basement, and continued separation from freezing. The crack shown below is also in the area where it appears a large tree was removed at some point, so this could have been the result of root damage.  

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4.1.2 - Foundation

Open Pipe/Wire Chase

Open Pipe/Wire Chase/s should be properly sealed to prevent moisture intrusion, and insects from enter the structure. 

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4.4.1 - Wall Structure

Evidence of Structural Damage
Exterior wall between rear door on the 1st floor and basement door

Evidence of structural damage was found in the wall structure. Recommend a qualified structural engineer evaluate and advise on how to repair. 


Note -  Excessive wood rot noticed at the back of the house under the siding. The cause is improper flashing of the door sill above which has allowed water to penetrate behind the siding for years. This caused the excessive rot to the sole plate and possibly other structural members in this direct area.

House construction Structural Engineer

5 - Heating

IN NI NP D
5.1 Equipment X X
5.2 Normal Operating Controls X
5.3 Distribution Systems X X
5.4 Presence of Installed Heat Source in Each Room X
Equipment: Number of Units
Unit 1
Equipment: Energy Source
Natural Gas
Equipment: Heat Type
Forced Air
Equipment: Additional Equipment
None Present
Normal Operating Controls: Thermostat Location
1st Floor, Hallway
Distribution Systems: Ductwork
Insulated
Presence of Installed Heat Source in Each Room: Digital Temperature Readout
Unable to Display
Presence of Installed Heat Source in Each Room: Temperature Variance
Unable to Display
Presence of Installed Heat Source in Each Room: Heat Source Present in Rooms
Yes
Equipment: Filter Size
20X25x1

For your convenience

AFUE Rating
80

AFUE (Annual fuel utilization efficiency) is a metric used to measure furnace efficiency in converting fuel to energy. A higher AFUE rating means greater energy efficiency. 90% or higher meets the Department of Energy's Energy Star program standard.

Equipment: Brand
Gibson
Normal Operating Controls: Type of Thermostat
Honeywell

Home is equipped with a Smart Thermostat which will help reduce energy costs. Due to the thermostat some testing operations may be limited on the part of the Inspector

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
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5.1.1 - Equipment

Filter Dirty

The furnace filter is dirty and needs to be replaced every 6 months.

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5.1.2 - Equipment

Inoperable

Heating element was inoperable at time of inspection. Recommend qualified HVAC professional evaluate & ensure functionality.


Note - Code Flashing - Pressure Switch Open Fault per schematic  

Fire HVAC Professional
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5.1.3 - Equipment

Needs Servicing/Cleaning

Furnace should be cleaned and serviced annually. Recommend a qualified HVAC contractor clean, service and certify furnace.

Here is a resource on the importance of furnace maintenance.

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5.3.1 - Distribution Systems

Duct Leaking
2nd Floor Bedroom Crawlspace East Side

Air supply duct was leaking air. Recommend a qualified HVAC Processional or vents & ducts contractor repair.

Fire HVAC Professional

6 - Cooling

IN NI NP D
6.1 Cooling Equipment X
6.2 Normal Operating Controls X
6.3 Distribution System X X
6.4 Presence of Installed Cooling Source in Each Room X
Cooling Equipment: Number of Units
Unit 1
Cooling Equipment: Energy Source/Type
Electric, Central Air Conditioner
Cooling Equipment: Location
Exterior North
Normal Operating Controls: Thermostat Location
1st Floor, Hallway
Distribution System: Configuration
Central
Presence of Installed Cooling Source in Each Room: Temperature Variance
Unable to Display
Presence of Installed Cooling Source in Each Room: Cooling Source Present in Rooms
Yes
Cooling Equipment: Brand
Gibson
Cooling Equipment: SEER Rating
14-15 SEER

Modern standards call for at least 13 SEER rating for new install. 

Read more on energy efficient air conditioning at Energy.gov.

Normal Operating Controls: Type of Thermostat
Honeywell

Home is equipped with a Smart Thermostat which will help reduce energy costs. Due to the thermostat some testing operations may be limited on the part of the Inspector

Temperature below 65 degrees

Due to the temperature being below 65 degrees Fahrenheit, we are not able to test the AC Unit/s. If they were to be tested below this temperature threshold damage to the unit/s is highly likely. Recommend the units be serviced & tested by a Certified HVAC Professional when temperature allows. 

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
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6.3.1 - Distribution System

Duct Leaking
2nd Floor Bedroom Crawlspace East Side

Air supply duct was leaking air. Recommend a qualified HVAC Processional or vents & ducts contractor repair.

Fire HVAC Professional

7 - Plumbing

IN NI NP D
7.1 Main Water Shut-off Device X
7.2 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X
7.3 Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures X X
7.4 Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents X X
7.5 Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems X
7.6 Sump Pump X X
Filters
None
Water Source
Public
Well Location
No Well Present
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Drain Size
1 1/2"
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Material
PVC
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Distribution Material
Copper, Galvanized, PVC
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Water Supply Material
Galvanized
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Capacity
40 gallons
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Location
Basement, Utility Room
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Power Source/Type
Gas
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Waste Drainage
Gravity
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Highest Temperature Reading
Main Water Shut-off Device: Location
Basement, North
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Manufacturer
U.S. Craftmaster

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. 

Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems: Main Gas Shut-off Location
Basement
Sump Pump: Location
Basement

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
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7.3.1 - Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures

Loose Toilet
1st Floor Bathroom

Toilet appears to be loose, recommend readjusting and tightening. If the toilet appears to be an older fixture recommend replacing the wax ring. 

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7.3.2 - Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures

Loose Shower Head
1st Floor Bathroom

The shower head appears to be loose inside the wall cavity at the connection. Recommend tightening, and or replacing to prevent a water leak inside the wall. 

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7.4.1 - Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents

No Drip Pan

No drip pan was present. Recommend installation by a qualified plumber.
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7.4.2 - Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents

Temperature Pressure-Relief/TPR

Temperature Pressure-Relief or TPR valves are safety devices installed on water heating appliances, such as boilers and domestic water supply heaters. TPR's are designed to automatically release water in the event that pressure or temperature in the water tank exceeds safe levels. TPR must discharge within six inches (6") of the floor. 

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7.4.3 - Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents

Temperature

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. 

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7.6.1 - Sump Pump

Needs Cleaning

Sump pump was excessively dirty and in need of cleaning/servicing.
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8 - Electrical

IN NI NP D
8.1 Service Entrance Conductors X
8.2 Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device X X
8.3 Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses X
8.4 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X X
8.5 GFCI & AFCI X X
8.6 Smoke Detectors X
8.7 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X
Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Overhead
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Main Panel Location
Basement, Utility Room
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Capacity
100 AMP
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Sub Panel Location
No Sub Panel
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Branch Wire 15 and 20 AMP
Copper
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Wiring Method
Romex
Smoke Detectors: Operation
Hardwired, Dual Function, All Units Operational
Smoke Detectors: Location
1st Floor, 2nd Floor, Basement
Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Operation
Hardwired, Dual Function, All Units Operational
Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Location
1st Floor, 2nd Floor, Basement
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Manufacturer
Square D
GFCI & AFCI: GFCI for exterior outlets
None Located Outside

The GFCI to reset the outside outlets is located here. Just for your information!

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
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8.2.1 - Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device

Breaker Incorrectly Wired

Circuit breaker was incorrectly wired / installed.  This indicates that work was probably not performed by a licensed electrician and poses a safety hazard. Recommend that a licensed electrician check the entire panel and repair and replace as need.


Multiple 12 gauge lines on 15 amp breakers. Need to be 20 amp breakers for 12 gauge wire and 15 amp breakers for 14 gauge wire.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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8.2.2 - Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device

Missing Labels on Panel

At the time of inspection, panel was missing labeling. Recommend a qualified electrician or person identify and map out locations. 

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8.2.3 - Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device

Terminated Service

Previous Service Terminated but still remains attached to the structure. Service is no longer energized therefor its no longer needed. Recommend it be removed from the house and that the holes be properly filled/covered. 

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8.4.1 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Cover Plates Missing
Basement

One or more receptacles are missing a cover plate. This causes short and shock risk. Recommend installation of plates.
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8.4.2 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Ungrounded Receptacle
Basement, 1st Floor, 2nd Floor

One or more receptacles are ungrounded. To eliminate safety hazards, all receptacles in kitchen, bathrooms, garage & exterior should be grounded.
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8.4.3 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Light Fixtures

Light fixtures are either not operable, missing parts, or not installed properly. Recommend the correct parts be installed, or the fixtures be repaired or replaced. 

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8.5.1 - GFCI & AFCI

No GFCI Protection Installed
Basement Bathroom, 1st Floor Bathroom, 2nd Floor Bathroom, Laundry Room

No GFCI protection present in all locations. Recommend licensed electrician upgrade by installing ground fault receptacles in all locations.

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

Electric Electrical Contractor

9 - Fireplace

IN NI NP D
9.1 Vents, Flues & Chimneys X
9.2 Components X
9.3 Damper Doors X
9.4 Cleanout Doors & Frames X
Type
None 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

10 - Attic, Insulation & Ventilation

IN NI NP D
10.1 Attic Insulation X
10.2 Vapor Retarders (Crawlspace or Basement) X
10.3 Ventilation X
10.4 Exhaust Systems X X
Flooring Insulation
Batt, Fiberglass, Unfaced
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Batt, Fiberglass
Attic Insulation: R Value
9.5" Batt - R30
Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Fans
Fan Only
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Gable Vents, Ridge 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 = Deficiencies
Credit
Comment
10.4.1 - Exhaust Systems

Ducts loose
2nd Floor Crawlspace, Exterior Vents

Ductwork is loose or disconnected. Recommend repair, and proper insulating to prevent moisture intrusion. 

Tools Handyman/DIY

11 - Doors, Windows & Interior

IN NI NP D
11.1 Doors X X
11.2 Windows X X
11.3 Floors X
11.4 Walls X
11.5 Ceilings X
11.6 Steps, Stairways & Railings X
11.7 Countertops & Cabinets X
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Unknown
Windows: Window Type
Double-hung, Drop-down
Windows: Window Material
Metal, Wood, Vinyl
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet, Laminate, Tile
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Ceiling Tiles, Gypsum Board
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Laminate
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Granite

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
Credit
Comment
11.1.1 - Doors

Damaged Door
Basement

Door appears to be damaged, recommend a handyman to handle the repair. 

Tools Handyman/DIY
Credit
Comment
11.2.1 - Windows

Damaged
Multiple Basement Windows, and 1st Floor Bedroom

One or more windows appears to have general damage. Recommend a window professional repair or replace as necessary.

Window Window Repair and Installation Contractor
Credit
Comment
11.2.2 - Windows

Missing Screen
Entire Property

Window missing screen. Recommend replacement.
Tools Handyman/DIY

12 - Built-in Appliances

IN NI NP D
12.1 Dishwasher X X
12.2 Refrigerator X
12.3 Range/Oven/Cooktop X
12.4 Garbage Disposal X X
12.5 Built-in Microwave X
12.6 Dryer X X
12.7 Washing Machine X
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Exhaust Hood Type
None
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Energy Source
Gas
Built-in Microwave: Built-in Exhaust
Re-circulate
Dryer : Brand
None Present
Dryer : Dryer Power Source
110 Volts
Dryer : Dryer Vent
Not Present
Washing Machine : Brand
Frigidaire
Dishwasher: Brand
Frigidaire
Refrigerator: Brand
Frigidaire
Refrigerator: Temperature
Fridge, Freezer, Ice in Ice-maker

Temperature system check 

Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Brand
Frigidaire
Built-in Microwave: Brand
Frigidaire
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
Credit
Comment
12.1.1 - Dishwasher

Operation

Dishwasher did not sound like it was operating as intended. Recommend a certified appliance repair man come to evaluate, and or repair. 

Wash Appliance Repair
Credit
Comment
12.4.1 - Garbage Disposal

Inoperable

Garbage disposal was inoperable at the time of inspection. Recommend qualified handyman repair. 

Here is a DIY resource for troubleshooting

Contractor Qualified Professional
Credit
Comment
12.6.1 - Dryer

Dryer Vent

Dryer vent not Present. Recommend a qualified contractor install a dryer vent. 

Contractor Qualified Professional