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1234 Main St.
Ro CO 81067
11/11/2018 9:00AM

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Agency Name
75
Items Inspected
36
Recommendation
7
Safety hazard

1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
Client, Clients Father
Occupancy
Furnished, Occupied
Style
Multi-level
Temperature (approximate)
99 Fahrenheit (F)
Type of Building
Single Family, Detached
Weather Conditions
Clear, Hot

2 - Roof

D NP NI IN
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 X
Roof Type/Style
Gable
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Seamless Aluminum
Inspection Method
Ground, Ladder, Roof
Coverings: Material
Asphalt
Flashings: Material
Aluminum

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.

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

Shingles Missing

Observed areas that appeared to be missing sufficient coverings. Recommend qualified roofing contractor evaluate & repair. 

Roof Roofing Professional
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2.2.1 - Roof Drainage Systems

Debris

Debris has accumulated in the gutters. Recommend cleaning to facilitate water flow.

Here is a DIY resource for cleaning your gutters.   This should be part of a homeowners maintenance checklist.

Wrench DIY
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2.2.2 - Roof Drainage Systems

Downspouts Missing

Home was missing downspouts in one or more areas. This can result in excessive moisture in the soil at the foundation, which can lead to foundation/structural movement. Recommend a qualified contractor install downspout extensions that drain at least 6 feet from the foundation. 

Gutter Gutter Contractor
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2.2.3 - Roof Drainage Systems

Gutter Improperly Installed

Gutter not installed correctly.  It doesn’t extend to the edge of the roof and appears loose.  Also, it is missing a downspout. Recommend repair by a qualified handyman, or gutter contractor. 

Tools Handyman/DIY
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2.3.1 - Flashings

Corroded - Minor

Roof flashing showed signs of corrosion, but are still in working condition. Flashing should be monitored to prevent severe corrosion leading to moisture intrusion. 

Wrench DIY
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2.3.2 - 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
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2.4.1 - Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations

Cricket Required

Cricket required, chimney wider than 30.  A chimney cricket is required if the upper, backside of the chimney is wider than 30", and it runs parallel to the roof ridge line.  The height of the cricket depends on the slope of the roof.  Crickets are necessary to help shed rain, snow, and debris away from the where the roof meets the chimney.  This will help decrease the likelihood of a water leak and reduce roof and chimney deterioration.  Here are a couple of articles that might help.  

https://www.nachi.org/blog/tag/chimney-crickets/

http://www.chimneys.com/articles/the-misunderstood-chimney-cricket



Roof Roofing Professional
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2.4.2 - Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations

Chimney Cap -Small Cracks

Chimney Cap shows a couple of small cracks.  Recommend repair by a qualified professional or handyman.

Contractor Qualified Professional

3 - Exterior

D NP NI IN
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
3.5 Eaves, Soffits & Fascia X X
3.6 Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls X X
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Style
Panels
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Driveway Material
Concrete
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Material
Concrete
Inspection Method
Visual
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Brick, Wood, Composite Wood
Exterior Doors: Exterior Entry Door
Wood, Steel, Sliding Glass
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Appurtenance
Patio, Front Porch

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.

  • D = Deficiency
  • NP = Not Present
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • IN = Inspected
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3.1.1 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Cracking - Minor

Brick siding showed cracking in one or more places. This is a result of temperature changes, and typical as homes with brick age. Recommend monitoring. 

Wrench DIY
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3.1.2 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Trim Around Windows

Trim around windows needs repainting.  

Tools Handyman/DIY
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3.2.1 - Exterior Doors

Hardware Missing

Door is missing one or more pieces of hardware. Recommend replacing or upgrading.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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3.3.1 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Driveway Cracking

Driveway cracking observed.  Cracking does not seem to be recent.  Recommend concrete contractor evaluate and possibly replace. 

Gardening shovel tool shape Concrete Contractor
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3.3.2 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Patio Cracking - Major

Significant settling & cracking observed. Further deterioration could result. Recommend concrete contractor evaluate & repair.  Also, grading towards structure. 

Gardening shovel tool shape Concrete Contractor
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3.5.1 - Eaves, Soffits & Fascia

Fascia - Paint Peeling

Paint is peeling at one or more areas of the fascia.  Recommend repair by a painter or handy-man. 

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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.  THIS IS A MAJOR DEFECT AND NEEDS TO BE TAKEN CARE OF ASAP.

Here is a helpful article discussing negative grading. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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3.6.2 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Tree Overhang

Trees observed overhanging the roof. This can cause damage to the roof and prevent proper drainage. Monitor and trim when needed. 

Wrench DIY
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3.6.3 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Vegetation Within 2 feet of Exterior

Vegetation near exterior wall.  This can cause foundation damage, exterior siding damage, and water intrusion.  Recommend removal of vegetation.  

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3.6.4 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Keep area sealed under hose bib

Keep area sealed under front hose bib where the structure meets the cement walkway. Water runs up against house when turned on.  Might consider placing a splash guard under hose bib to prevent this.  Would also recommend installing a frost-free hose bib in this location.  

Tools Handyman/DIY

4 - Electrical

D NP NI IN
4.1 Service Entrance Conductors X
4.2 Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device X
4.3 Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses X
4.4 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X X
4.5 GFCI & AFCI X X
4.6 Smoke Detectors X X
4.7 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X X
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Branch Wire 15 and 20 AMP
Copper
Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Overhead
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Main Panel Location
Garage
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Capacity
100 AMP
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Manufacturer
Square D
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Wiring Method
Type NM with Ground
Telephone Line is low

Telephone line is hanging low from pole to house.  Recommend raising to 10-12 feet over the back patio area. 

GFCI & AFCI: GFCI

GFCI Present in Kitchen & Bathrooms - Good. 

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.

  • D = Deficiency
  • NP = Not Present
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • IN = Inspected
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4.4.1 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

No light present in downstairs family room.

No light present in downstairs family room. Switch is inoperable.  This is a safety issue, especially with the stairs in that room.  Recommend installing an overhead light ASAP. 

Electric Electrical Contractor
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4.5.1 - GFCI & AFCI

No GFCI Protection Installed

No GFCI protection present where recommended. Recommend licensed electrician upgrade by installing ground fault receptacles in garage, laundry, and next to hot water heater. 

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

Electric Electrical Contractor
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4.6.1 - Smoke Detectors

Defective

Upstairs smoke detector not functioning properly.  Yellowish color says its older, also. Recommend replacement.

Wrench DIY
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4.7.1 - Carbon Monoxide Detectors

No carbon monoxide detectors

Inspector did not see any carbon monoxide detectors in the home.  Install immediately on all floor levels. 

Wrench DIY

5 - Attic, Insulation & Ventilation

D NP NI IN
5.1 Attic Insulation X
5.2 Vapor Retarders (Crawlspace or Basement) X
5.3 Ventilation X
5.4 Exhaust Systems X X
Dryer Power Source
220 Electric
Flooring Insulation
None
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Blown
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Gable Vents, Soffit Vents
Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Fans
Fan Only
Dryer Vent
Metal (Flex)

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.

  • D = Deficiency
  • NP = Not Present
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • IN = Inspected
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5.4.1 - Exhaust Systems

No exhaust vent downstairs bathroom/laundry

No exhaust vent in downstairs bathroom/laundry room.  There is a window in this room, this will help.  Would still consider installing one, especially with the washer/dryer.  Moisture could build up in this room, leading to possible mold. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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5.4.2 - Exhaust Systems

No exhaust vent in the master bathroom

No exhaust vent in the master bathroom.  Recommend installing one.  There is a window in this room, so this will help.  Exhaust vents help eliminate moisture from bathrooms.  Otherwise, moisture can build up, leading to possible mold. 

Contractor Qualified Professional

6 - Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure

D NP NI IN
6.1 Foundation X X
6.2 Basements & Crawlspaces X X
6.3 Floor Structure X
6.4 Wall Structure X
6.5 Ceiling Structure X
Foundation: Material
Concrete
Inspection Method
Crawlspace Access
Floor Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Dirt
Floor Structure: Material
Wood Beams
Floor Structure: Sub-floor
Plywood

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.

  • D = Deficiency
  • NP = Not Present
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • IN = Inspected
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6.1.1 - Foundation

Foundation Cracks - Minor

Minor cracking was noted at the foundation. This is common as concrete ages and shrinkage surface cracks are normal. Recommend monitoring for more serious shifting/displacement. 

Here is an informational article on foundation cracks.

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6.2.1 - Basements & Crawlspaces

Efflorescence

Efflorescence noted on the crawlspace surface. This a white, powdery deposit that is consistent with moisture intrusion. This can compromise the soil's ability to support the home structure and/or lead to mold growth. Recommend a qualified contractor identify source or moisture and correct.  Note:  This could be, in part, a result of the poor grading in the back and front of the house.  

7 - Heating

D NP NI IN
7.1 Equipment X X
7.2 Normal Operating Controls X
7.3 Distribution Systems X
7.4 Presence of Installed Heat Source in Each Room X
Equipment: Brand
Lennox
Equipment: Energy Source
Gas
Equipment: Heat Type
Forced Air
Distribution Systems: Ductwork
Non-insulated

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

  • D = Deficiency
  • NP = Not Present
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • IN = Inspected
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7.1.1 - 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.

Fire HVAC Professional
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7.1.2 - Equipment

Furnace Door was removed

Furnace door was removed.  Recommend replacing.  

Tools Handyman/DIY

8 - Cooling

D NP NI IN
8.1 Cooling Equipment X
8.2 Normal Operating Controls X
8.3 Distribution System X
8.4 Presence of Installed Cooling Source in Each Room X
Cooling Equipment: Energy Source/Type
Central Air Conditioner
Thermostat Settings

Settings on arrival and exit.  A/C was on when inspector arrived. 

Cooling Equipment: Brand
Lennox
Cooling Equipment: Location
Exterior South
Distribution System: Configuration
Split

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.

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

9 - Plumbing

D NP NI IN
9.1 Main Water Shut-off Device X
9.2 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X
9.3 Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures X X
9.4 Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents X X
9.5 Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems X
9.6 Sump Pump X X
Water Source
Public
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Drain Size
1 1/2"
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Material
ABS, PVC, Copper
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Distribution Material
Copper
Sump Pump: Location
None
Filters
Water Softener
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Capacity
67 gallons
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Location
Downstilairs under stairs
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Power Source/Type
Electric
Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems: Main Gas Shut-off Location
Gas Meter
Main Water Shut-off Device: Location
Front yard at road
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Water Supply Material
Copper, Pex, Brass
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Manufacturer
Richmond

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

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

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

  • D = Deficiency
  • NP = Not Present
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • IN = Inspected
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9.3.1 - Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures

Toilet loose in downstairs bathroom/laundry.

Toilet is loose in downstairs bathroom/laundry. Recommend repairing ASAP. 

Tools Handyman/DIY
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9.3.2 - Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures

Upstairs bathroom faucet leaking

Upstairs bathroom faucet is leaking.  Recommend replacing fixture. 

Tools Handyman/DIY
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9.3.3 - Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures

Toilet bolts rusty

Upstairs toilet has connection bolts that appear to be rusting.  Recommend replacing. 

Tools Handyman/DIY
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9.3.4 - Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures

Sink stopper not operable

Sink stopper in master bathroom sink is broken.  Recommend replacing. 

Tools Handyman/DIY
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9.4.1 - Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents

TPR Valve Not Extended

TPR Valve not extended - TPR Valve on top of water heater needs to be extended down to within 6" of floor.  This is a safety issue and needs to be addressed ASAP.  Here is an article about TPR Valves:


https://www.nachi.org/tpr-valves-discharge-piping.htm


Pipes Plumbing Contractor

10 - Fireplace

D NP NI IN
10.1 Vents, Flues & Chimneys X X
10.2 Lintels X
10.3 Damper Doors X
10.4 Cleanout Doors & Frames X
Type
Wood
Items blocking access to fireplace

Items blocking fireplace access

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.

  • D = Deficiency
  • NP = Not Present
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • IN = Inspected
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10.1.1 - Vents, Flues & Chimneys

Recommend Cleaning Before Use

Recommend cleaning before next use.  Maintenance.

Fireplace Chimney Repair Contractor

11 - Doors, Windows & Interior

D NP NI IN
11.1 Doors X
11.2 Windows X X
11.3 Floors X
11.4 Walls X X
11.5 Ceilings X X
11.6 Steps, Stairways & Railings X X
11.7 Countertops & Cabinets X
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Unknown
Windows: Window Type
Aluminum Double Pain
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Popcorn, Drywall
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Laminate
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet, Tile
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Wood
Walls: Items blocking visual access to walls in nearly every room

Items blocking visual access to walls. 

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.

  • D = Deficiency
  • NP = Not Present
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • IN = Inspected
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11.2.1 - Windows

Missing/Damaged Lock

Kitchen window has a damaged lock.  Recommend repair by handyman or DIY. 

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11.4.1 - Walls

Poor Patching

Sub-standard drywall patching observed at time of inspection.  These look to be mainly old nail holes that weren't patched very well.  Just information purposes for client.  

Tools Handyman/DIY
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11.5.1 - Ceilings

Previous ceiling repair

Previous ceiling repairs.  FYI - Recommend monitoring. 

Wrench DIY
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11.6.1 - Steps, Stairways & Railings

Baluster Spaces Too Wide

The baluster space is not up to modern safety standards. The space between balusters should not allow passage of a 4 3/8-inch sphere for child safety. Recommend a qualified handyman or original installer repair and bring up to code. 

Tools Handyman/DIY

12 - Built-in Appliances

D NP NI IN
12.1 Dishwasher X
12.2 Refrigerator X
12.3 Range/Oven/Cooktop X
12.4 Garbage Disposal X
12.5 Built-in Microwave X
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Energy Source
Electric
Dishwasher: Brand
Kenmore
Refrigerator: Brand
Kenmore
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Exhaust Hood Type
Builit in microwave vent
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Brand
Kenmore
Built-in Microwave: Kenmore

Kenmore microwave

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

13 - Garage

D NP NI IN
13.1 Ceiling X
13.2 Floor X X
13.3 Walls & Firewalls X
13.4 Garage Door X X
13.5 Garage Door Opener X X
13.6 Occupant Door (From garage to inside of home) X X
Garage Door: Type
Automatic, Sectional
Garage Door: Material
Wood
Garage filled with household items

Garage has visual limitations due to household items and boxes

  • D = Deficiency
  • NP = Not Present
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • IN = Inspected
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13.2.1 - Floor

Cracking

Cracking visible in the garage floor.  Probably due to settling over the life of the home.  Recommend monitoring. 

Wrench DIY
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13.4.1 - Garage Door

Broken Springs

Garage door springs were broken and in need of replacement. Recommend a qualified garage contractor replace. 

Garage Garage Door Contractor
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13.5.1 - Garage Door Opener

Garage door opener not functioning properly

Garage door opener not functioning properly, due, in part, to garage door not installed properly.  Recommend further evaluation and repair by a qualified professional. 

Garage Garage Door Contractor
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13.6.1 - Occupant Door (From garage to inside of home)

Door Does Not Meet Separation Requirements

Door separating garage and home does not meet safety standards. Doors in firewalls must be at least 1 3/8-inch thick, metal/steel, or a 20-minute fire-rated door.  Recommend installing a new door in this area that meets fire safety standards.

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13.6.2 - Occupant Door (From garage to inside of home)

Not Self-closing

Door from garage to home should have self-closing hinges to help prevent spread of a fire to living space. Recommend a qualified contractor or handyman install self-closing hinges. 

DIY Resource Link.

Tools Handyman/DIY