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1234 Main St.
Castle Rock, Co 80108
02/15/2020 9:00AM

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OBJECTIVES: A home inspection is a non invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of the property, designed to identify areas of concern within specific systems or components defined by the Standards of Practice (SOP), that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector at the exact date and time of inspection. The general home inspection is based on the observations made on the date of the inspection, and not a prediction of future conditions. The general home inspection will not reveal every issue that exists or ever could exist, but only those material defects observed on the date of the inspection.

REPORT NAVIGATION: To start, use the buttons at the top of the report to find the "Summary". This is the meat and potatoes of the report. When you have time, click on the "Full Report" button and read through the entire report. You will find many areas of information that are important and may come in handy to understand your home. At any time, use the left panel to navigate between different areas of the home, such as Interior, Roof, Basement, Plumbing etc.

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- The Report contains a grouping of Major/Safety Concerns (RED), Recommendations (ORANGE), and Maintenance/Informational Items (BLUE) noted that, in the inspectors professional opinion, need further evaluation, repair, or attention. The colors and classifications are done for illustrative purposes and convenience. All issues should be considered and evaluated equally. The fact that a system or component is near, at or beyond the end of its normal useful life is not, in itself, a material defect, but may be listed as a Major/Safety Concern because of associated cost.

A Major/Safety Concern (Material Defect) is a specific issue with a system or component of a residential property that may have a significant, adverse impact on the value of the property, or that poses an unreasonable risk to people or property.

The use of these categories should not diminish any other item listed in the report and does not alter the necessity for a repair. All items listed in each category are in need of a repair by a qualified individual, should be evaluated prior to closing (if this inspection is part of a real-estate transaction), and should be taken into consideration in relation to your interest in the home.

CONTRACTORS / FURTHER EVALUATION: It is recommended that licensed professionals be used for repair issues as it relates to the comments in this report. 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 and may have further knowledge within their trade. 

CAUSES of DAMAGE / METHODS OF REPAIR: Any suggested causes of damages, defects, or methods of repair mentioned in this report are considered a professional courtesy to assist you in better understanding the condition of the home or issue and should not be wholly relied upon. Contractors or other licensed professionals will have the final determination on causes of damage/defects and repairs.

1 - Inspection Details

Weather Conditions
Clear, Recent Freezing Temps, 45f
Occupancy
Vacant, Unfurnished
Type of Residence and Building Style
Single Family, 2 Story, With Basement
In Attendance
Client, Sewer Tech, Inspector Trainee
Inspection END time
1245
Home Owner Tasks: Schedule an Annual Maintenance Inspection
01/15/2021

An Annual Maintenance Inspection is ideal for First-Time buyers, busy or out-of-town owners and even veteran homeowners who are not confident (or interested) in how to maintain their property, but nevertheless want to know what is going on. It's the equivalent of a yearly medical checkup, and is highly recommended for the health of your home.  "Forewarned is forearmed", and that goes for homeowners as well. Schedule in 1 minute here.

Home Owner Tasks: Schedule a Radon Gas Test
Client Declined Radon Testing

Testing for Radon Gas is recommended during the selling and buying process for every home in Colorado. Elevated levels of the gas can be in any home, and can only be detected by testing.

Here is a Quick Guide to Radon

More about Radon from the Colorado Dept of Health and Environment.

*If you have already ordered a Radon Test through Green Door Home Inspections, the results will be attached to this report when completed.

Home Owner Tasks: Schedule a Sewer Inspection
Sewer Inspection In-Progress

Sewer drain lines are an integral part of a home's plumbing system. Since sewer main lines are underground and sealed they cannot be visually inspected and, unless a Sewer Inspection is ordered, is outside the scope of this inspection. Regardless of the type of sewer system the home has, we recommend that every home has a sewer main inspection done by video scoping and it is completed by a professional before closing. More Info.

*If you have already ordered a Sewer Inspection through Green Door Home Inspections, the results will be attached to this report when completed.

2 - Roof

Inspection Method
Pole Camera, Window View, Ground
Roof Pictures
Roof
Roof Type/Style
Roof
Hip
Coverings: Materials
Roof
Concrete, Tile
Coverings: Covering Age (Approx)
5 - 15 Years

The age of roof covering material is difficult to approximate. The best source of information is from an owners disclosure, permit searches and installation records. If the age is noted in this report, it is only an approximation based on the visible portions of the roof and the inspectors estimate.

Gutters and Downspouts: Materials
Exterior
Metal
Roof-Areas Not Visible
Roof

Some areas of the roof coverings and components were deemed not visible at the time of inspection. This can be due to inaccessibility, safety issues like rain and lightning, roof covering materials or debris on the roof. Generally, we will attempt to visually inspect portions of the roof and gutter systems that are visible from the ground, ladder, pole camera, windows or on the roof itself. If these areas are a concern, we recommend consulting a Roofing Professional to evaluate them, or schedule a re-inspection with Green Door Home Inspections at a later date when access is possible.

Gutters and Downspouts: Downspouts-Underground
Exterior

Some downspouts appeared connected to buried drains. There may be other similar areas as well, as this is common. Buried drains are outside of the scope of this inspection. Any blockage in the drain pipes may cause roof drainage to be diverted to soil around and beneath the home foundation. The client is advised to be diligent in keeping debris off of the roof and out of the gutter/downspout systems. Have your gutter system cleaned annually or as needed.

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.

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2.3.1 - Gutters and Downspouts

Underground Drain-Open

This appeared to be an underground drain port for a gutter downspout. It was open. Recommend covering to avoid debris and clogs. 

3 - Exterior

Exterior Inspection Methods
Exterior
Visual, Walk Around
Siding: Materials
Synthetic/Engineered Wood, Brick, Fiber Cement
Driveway and Walkways: Materials
Concrete
Deck: Deck Data
Wood Decking, Covered
Porch: Porch Data
Stone, Covered

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.

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3.1.1 - Siding

Siding-Penetrations

Observed areas of penetration in the exterior siding material that is not sealed. Recommend sealing immediately to avoid moisture and rodent intrusion. 

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3.1.2 - Siding

Siding-Ground Clearance
Exterior

Inadequate clearance between siding and ground.   Recommend a minimum of 4"-6" clearance between the bottom of siding and ground level. Siding in contact with the ground or soil is a serious concern because it can provide direct access for wood destroying insects and moisture intrusion. Recommend consulting with a landscaper or siding professional to evaluate and correct.

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3.1.3 - Siding

Siding-Damage

The area around the deck roof/soffits appeared damaged. The paint is wore off and material is starting to rot. Recommend opening the soffit area to investigate for additional damage and repainting the area. The gutter was not clogged. Materials were not wet or soaked at the inspection. 

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3.1.4 - Siding

Paint-Deteriorating/old

Paint appeared deteriorated in several areas. Recommend adding paint to any areas that are missing and consider new paint on the exterior in the near future.

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3.2.1 - Driveway and Walkways

Driveway-Cracking(Major)

Major cracks observed, which may indicate movement in the soil. It is a trip hazard. Recommend concrete contractor evaluate and replace. Mudjacking may be an option.

Gardening shovel tool shape Concrete Contractor
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3.2.2 - Driveway and Walkways

Driveway-Sub-standard repairs

This area of the driveway appeared to have prior repairs. The concrete is not sloping consistently towards the street and will likely puddle. Minor cracks observed. 

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3.3.1 - Deck

Deck - Unstable Support

These areas of the deck support appear unstable. This could cause a safety hazard and further deterioration of the deck. Recommend qualified deck contractor evaluate and repair.

Roof Roofing Professional
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3.5.1 - Stairs, Stairways & Railings

Stairs-Deteriorated

Sections of the exterior stairs are deteriorated. Fasteners are loose. Brackets are loose. Recommend qualified concrete contractor evaluate & repair.

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3.7.1 - Vegetation, Grading & Retaining Walls

Vegetation-Touching Siding

Vegetation was observed near or touching the siding material. During windy days, this can lead to rubbing and excessive wear on the siding. It may also prevent moisture from drying out after rain/snow. Cut back vegetation at least 3 feet from the house.

Tools Handyman/DIY

4 - Heating

Equipment: Furnace Picture/Brand
Amana
Equipment: Heating Method/Energy Source
Forced Air, Natural Gas
Equipment: Furnace Electric and Gas disconnects

-The Furnace Electrical disconnect (Shut-off Switch) is NOT a normal operating control. It is used for maintenance and emergencies.

-The furnace GAS shut-off valve is NOT a normal operating control. It is used for maintenance and emergencies.

Equipment: Annual Furnace Maintenance

Furnace should be cleaned, inspected and serviced annually by a licensed professional. Recommend a qualified HVAC contractor to clean, service and certify furnace.

Here is a resource on the importance of furnace maintenance.

Equipment: Fireplace/Woodstove Data
Bedroom Fireplace, Living Room Fireplace
Equipment: General Heating Notes

The attic furnace was not operational, showed a blinking error, was mounted loosely on unstable PVC pipes and had a wire lying underneath that was cut. Consequently, there was no heat produced. Did not verify it’s operation. A qualified HVAC professional should be able to evaluate any issues with both units in the house and perform annual maintenance. 

Normal Operating Controls: Heating Controls
Thermostat
Distribution Systems: Data
Non-Insulated Ducts
Distribution Systems: Heating Source In Each Room
Cannot Verify Upper Lever, Lower level-Yes
Equipment: Furnace-Did not turn on

The Furnace did not turn on at the time of inspection. 

Normal Operating Controls: Thermostat Limitations

Thermostats are the controls for heating and cooling systems. There are many different variations, technologies and programs in these devices. Some are password locked and cannot be operated without the code.The thermostat will be inspected for obvious visible physical damage and basic functions, like turning the furnace and air conditioning on or off. Fully testing all programs and settings is outside the scope of this inspection.

Normal Operating Controls: Thermostat-Inoperable
2nd Floor

The thermostat did not operate at the time of inspection. 

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.

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4.1.1 - Equipment

Furnace-Damage(wiring)

There was a wire cut under the attic furnace. Not sure what this circuit is for. Metal mesh coating. Follows discharge line. Was not energized. 

Fire HVAC Professional
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4.1.2 - Equipment

Furnace-Unstable Support

The furnace appeared to be installed with improper support. Recommend installation with proper bracing to ensure the unit does not have excessive movement. 

Fire HVAC Professional
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4.4.1 - Vents, Flues & Chimneys

Tape repairs

Tape was used to repair a flue pipe. Tape will fail. Recommend repairs using approved materials or replacement of the flue.  

Fire HVAC Professional

5 - Cooling

Equipment: Air Conditioner Picture/Brand
Amana
Equipment: Cooling Method/Energy Source
Central Air (Electric)
Equipment: Air Conditioning Electric Switch

This is the circuit disconnect (Shut-off Switch) for Air Conditioning. This is NOT a normal operating control. It is used for maintenance and emergencies.

Equipment: Air Conditioning-Annual Maintenance

Central Air and other cooling systems (especially evaporative coolers) should be cleaned and serviced annually. Have the owners disclose when the system was last serviced and if it was more than a year ago, we recommend a licensed HVAC contractor clean and service the cooling system. Follow all repair recommendations made at the time of servicing.

More information about A/C maintenance.


Normal Operating Controls: AC Controls
Thermostat
Distribution System: Data
Same Ducts as the Furnace
Distribution System: Cooling Source in Each Room
Unable to verify. See Limitations Tab
Equipment: No Test-Low Temperatures

 We were not able to turn on the Air Conditioning System(s) at the time of inspection due to cold outdoor temperatures. Most cooling equipment manufacturers do not recommend turning on these systems when temperatures have been below 60 degrees within the last 24 hours. It is possible to damage the unit when turned on at these low temperatures. We still inspect the AC System components that are visible including cooling fins, refrigerant lines, fan parts, electrical connections etc. If this is a concern for you, we can turn the system on at a later date when temperatures are higher. A Professional HVAC contractor may have the ability to turn the system on using special techniques, or have the ability to perform repairs if something is damaged. We recommend having the current owners disclose the most recent maintenance records and discussing a home warranty that covers these items.

 

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.

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5.1.1 - Equipment

R22 (Freon) noted

Most air conditioning units older than 2010 (and up to 2015) utilize an AC refrigerant called R22. It is also described as "HCFC-22" or "Freon". R22 depletes the Ozone. The production and import of R22 will be continually reduced by law until 2020, when all production and import will be eliminated.  This means that if repairs are necessary on this unit in the future, the R22 refrigerant will likely be very expensive or non-existent. While the presence of R22 is not a defect in itself, it is noted here for the client to consider future costs of maintenance. More on R22 here.

Fire HVAC Professional

6 - Plumbing

Water Supply, Systems and Distributions: Main Water Supply Shut-Off

This is the valve for shutting off the water supply to the home. 

Water Supply, Systems and Distributions: Main Water Supply Data
Copper
Water Supply, Systems and Distributions: Water Distribution Material
Copper, Pex
Water Heating Equipment: Water Heater Data
Bradford & White, 50gallons, 100 Gallons total, Natural Gas

Year:2007

We recommend flushing & servicing your water heater tank annually for optimal performance. Water temperature should be set to manufacturers recommendations, generally at least 120 degrees F to kill microbes and no higher than 140 degrees F to prevent scalding. 

Water Heating Equipment: Fuel Shut Off

This Fuel Shut Off for the Water Heater is NOT a normal operating control. It is used for maintenance and emergencies. It is noted here for your information.

Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Drain Type/Material/Sizes
ABS, Public Sewer Connection
Fuel Supply Systems: Gas Meter Pictures/Location
Exterior
Fuel Supply Systems: Main Fuel Shut-Off
At Meter

The main fuel shut-off valve turns off the natural gas or fuel oil coming into your home. This is the location of the valve for informational purposes. In most cases, only the gas company is permitted to work on these valves and they should be used by the homeowner only in an emergency.

Sump Pit: Location
Basement
Irrigation System: Irrigation System Installed

Irrigation Systems and their components were not inspected during the Home Inspection. These systems, unless otherwise noted in the agreement, are not part of the SOP. We recommend consulting with an irrigation professional to have the systems tested. If the inspector observes an obvious defect in these systems in the course of performing the home inspection, it will be noted as a courtesy only.

Water Supply, Systems and Distributions: Irrigation Systems

Irrigation Systems and their components were not inspected during the Home Inspection. These systems, unless otherwise noted in the agreement, are not part of the SOP. We recommend consulting with an irrigation professional to have the systems tested. If the inspector observes an obvious defect in these systems while performing the home inspection, it will be noted as a courtesy only.

Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Drains-Not Visible

Most of the drain pipes are not visible in homes during a home inspection. They are usually installed behind finishings like drywall, or underneath floor coverings.

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.

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6.3.1 - Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems

Drain-Connection Boot Damage

The rubber boot connection is in need of repairs. 

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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6.7.1 - Sinks

Sink-Leaking from underneath

The area under the sink had an active water leak. 

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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6.8.1 - Toilets

Toilet-Water Supply OFF

The water is off at this toilet. It was not fully tested at the inspection. 

Contractor Qualified Professional

7 - Electrical

Panels, Service & Grounding: Panel Data
200 Amp, General Electric
Panels, Service & Grounding: Service Entrance
Below Ground

This is your service from the utility company. Commonly called "Service Entrance Conductors".

Circuits, Breakers and Fuses: Main Breaker
In panel, Exterior

This is the electrical "Main" circuit breaker for the home.This is used for emergencies or electrical system shut-downs. For more info on Main Breakers, read here.

Circuits, Breakers and Fuses: Branch Wiring
Copper
Sub-Panel: SUB Panel Data
Circuit Breakers, 100 Amp, General Electric
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Data
Both Present

To be certain that these units will function during an emergency, we recommend replacing every unit in the house after closing, adding additional units as necessary, and consulting with local Fire Departments on placement.

Smoke:

Install smoke alarms inside each bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement. On levels without bedrooms, install alarms in the living room (or den or family room) or near the stairway to the upper level, or in both locations. Read more here.

Carbon Monoxide:

CO alarms should be installed in a central location outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home and in other locations where required by applicable laws, codes or standards.

*Some alarms have both Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detection built into one unit.

See "Limitations" tab for more info. These devices are not tested during a home inspection.

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Smoke/Carbon Monoxide device testing

The test buttons on most of these devices only test the battery and alarm functions and not necessarily the detection capabilities. Functioning, testing and determining proper locations and installation techniques of smoke, fire or Carbon Monoxide detectors/alarms is outside the scope of this inspection. The inspector shall inspect for only the presence of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. To be certain that these units will function during an emergency, we recommend replacing every unit in the house after closing, adding additional units as necessary, and consulting with local Fire Departments on placement.



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.

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7.1.1 - Panels, Service & Grounding

Dead Front Cover-Missing

The Dead Front Cover is a metal piece that covers live electrical components. Every panel should have a Dead Front Cover, or have the Panel Door locked to prevent access to live circuits. We recommend an electrician install the Dead Front Cover that fits this panel manufacturer.

Electric Electrical Contractor

8 - Interior

Appliances: Appliance Inspections

This inspection includes a non-invasive visual inspection of some appliances. Inspecting every appliance or function of each appliance is outside the scope of this inspection. If any appliances are part of the sale of the home, it is recommended to have the owners disclose any manuals, warranty information, maintenance records and potential issues or concerns with those appliances before closing. See the Standards of Practice section for more details. 


Appliances: Dishwasher Data
Kitchen
GE
Appliances: Refrigerator Data
Samsung
Appliances: Range/Oven/Cooktop Data
Kitchen
GE
Appliances: Microwave Data
Kitchen
GE
Washer/Dryer : Washer/Dryer Data

The clothes washer and dryer are not inspected during a home inspection, as per the SOP and agreement. These items are not permanently installed, and generally do not stay with the new buyer. The inspector will note damage or defects on or near these units if they are observed and deemed important.

Windows: Window Seals
Interior

Visible signs of broken or damaged window seals are not always apparent. Signs of a damaged window seal may not have been apparent at the time of inspection due to temperature or humidity levels. Thermal windows are only checked for obvious clouding or fogging at the time of inspection.

Walls: Walls-Areas Not Visible
Interior

At the time of the inspection, some areas of the walls were not visible. The inspector cannot and did not move any furniture, picture frames, decor, appliances, shelves, debris or fixtures as this is a non invasive, visual only inspection. Generally, visible areas of wall coverings throughout the home will be inspected for damage, signs of moisture, cracking or any other significant observations. It is outside the scope of this inspection to determine age, quality or type of wall covering material such as paint, wallpaper.

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.

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8.1.1 - Appliances

Disposal-Debris/Maintenance

The garbage disposal made noises indicating debris inside the unit. Also, repairs were observed on the disposal housing. Maintenance is recommended. Replacement likely. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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8.3.1 - Windows

Window Well-Cover NOT present

The window well did not have a cover at the time of inspection. Wells without a cover are fall hazards for children, pets or anyone near them. Covers provide safety and reduce trees limbs, leaves or other debris from entering the well. Recommend adding window well covers to all exterior wells.

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8.5.1 - Walls

Drywall-Damage

Tools Handyman/DIY

9 - Insulation & Ventilation

General : Insulation and Ventilation Info

Insulation - Most insulation materials in a home are not visible, therefor not inspected. If insulation is observed, it will be visually inspected. Common areas that have visible insulation are: inside the attic interior, foundation walls or openings in walls and floors. Insulation issues may be described here, in other sections, or not at all.

Ventilation -It is likely that several different types of ventilation and exhaust systems are in the home, including bathroom fans, range hoods, attic fans, whole house fans or air exchangers. Most systems will be described in other sections, if necessary. Examples: A "Whole House Fan" is in the Cooling Section, and ventilation for a Furnace is in the Heating Section.


Radon Mitigation System: System Information
Sub-Floor Connection, Manometer Installed

 Our recommendation is that all homes should be tested for Radon Gas at the time of sale whether there is a Mitigation System installed or not. We will look for issues on Radon Mitigation Systems and report them if they are observable and deemed important. The only way to determine the effectiveness of a mitigation system is to have the area tested for Radon Gas. Homes that have a Mitigation System installed should also be tested at least bi-annually. Read more about Radon Gas HERE. And more from the EPA HERE.

*If you have already ordered a Radon Gas Test through Green Door Home Inspections, there will be a report attached to this report when the results are received.

Attic: Entry Location
Bedroom

Attic areas are generally difficult to inspect. While we attempt to enter and inspect every attic, some areas are not visible due to dangerous conditions and footings, debris in the way, or areas that are not accessible and covered by insulation. The inspector will view the attic from the hatch at a minimum.

Attic: Data
Attic Interior
Passive Vents, Soffit Vents, Truss System
Attic: Insulation Material/Depth (Approx)
Attic
Blown in-Fiberglass, 16-18"

This is the depth of insulation on the floor of the attic area. Read more about insulating your home here.

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.

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9.2.1 - Radon Mitigation System

Radon Fan-Plugged in

The radon fan was plugged in to an outlet. Recommend hard-wiring this fan so that it is less likely to stop running. If the fan were to become unplugged, occupants may not be aware and radon levels could increase in the home. Hardwire and a switch next to the fan is recommended. 

Contractor Qualified Professional

10 - Attached Garage

Garage: Data
Garage
3 Stall Attached, Windows in door, Auto Door Opener
Garage: Automatic Garage Door Testing

If the tests show problems at the time of inspection, it will be noted in the report. Auto door openers in the Garage should have an "Auto Reverse" feature. This safety feature reverses the closing vehicle door if it senses pressure from an obstruction while closing. We test each accessible door for this safety function. Also, vehicle doors should have a Photoelectric Eye safety device installed. This safety feature reverses the closing vehicle door if there is debris in the path of the closing door. These are most often installed at each side of the door, about 4 inches off of the ground. We test these safety devices as well.

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10.1.1 - Garage

Fire Wall- Self Closing Hinges
Garage

Doors from garage to home should have self-closing hinges to help prevent spread of a fire or fumes to living spaces. Recommend a qualified contractor install self-closing hinges. 

DIY Resource Link.

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10.1.2 - Garage

Vehicle Door-Bowing

The vehicle door appeared to be bowing. Observable in the open position, near the top of the door. Recommend adjustments

Garage Garage Door Contractor

11 - Foundation, Basement, Crawlspace & Structure

Basement: Basement Data
Basement
Unfinished
Basement: Floor Coverings
Basement
Concrete
Foundation: Material
Concrete
Basement: Basement Finishings
Basement

Basement walls, ceiling and floors that have finishings installed, prohibit viewing of most components including framework, ducts, electrical, plumbing etc. The inspection is limited to only the observable areas at the time of inspection.

Foundation: Foundation viewing limited

Access to view the entire foundation was not possible due to wall coverings, floor coverings, exterior grading and other factors . 

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.

12 - Final Notes

Final Notes

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