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1234 Main St.
Wichita, Kansas 67216
08/19/2019 9:00AM

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agent

Agent Name

Agency Name
69
Items Inspected
19
Recommendations
7
Safety hazard

1 - Inspection Details

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

2 - Structural Components

IN NI NP R
2.1 Foundation, Basement & Crawlspaces X
2.2 Floor Structure X
2.3 Wall Structure X
2.4 Ceiling Structure X
2.5 Roof Structure & Attic X
Inspection Method
Crawlspace Access, Visual
Floor Structure: Material
Wood I-Joists
Floor Structure: Sub-floor
Plywood
Floor Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Dirt
Wall Structure: Material
Wood
Ceiling Structure: Material
Wood
Foundation, Basement & Crawlspaces: Material
Concrete

3. STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS 3.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect structural components including the foundation and framing. B. describe: 1. the methods used to inspect under floor crawlspaces and attics. 2. the foundation. 3. the floor structure. 4. the wall structure. 5. the ceiling structure. 6. the roof structure. 3.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. provide engineering or architectural services or analysis. B. offer an opinion about the adequacy of structural systems and components. C. enter under floor crawlspace areas that have less than 24 inches of vertical clearance between components and the ground or that have an access opening smaller than 16 inches by 24 inches. D. traverse attic load-bearing components that are concealed by insulation or by other materials.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations

3 - Exterior

IN NI NP R
3.1 Siding, Flashing & Trim X X
3.2 Exterior Doors X
3.3 Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps X
3.4 Eaves, Soffits & Fascia X X
3.5 Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls X X
3.6 Walkways, Patios & Driveways X X
Inspection Method
Visual
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Vinyl
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Style
Panels
Exterior Doors: Exterior Entry Door
Wood
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Appurtenance
Patio
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Material
Concrete
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Driveway Material
Concrete

4.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. wall coverings, flashing, and trim. 2. exterior doors. 3. attached and adjacent decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches, and their associated railings. 4. eaves, soffits, and fascias where accessible from the ground level. 5. vegetation, grading, surface drainage, and retaining walls that are likely to adversely affect the building. 6. adjacent and entryway walkways, patios, and driveways. B. describe wall coverings. 4.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: A. screening, shutters, awnings, and similar seasonal accessories. B. fences, boundary walls, and similar structures. C. geological and soil conditions. D. recreational facilities. E. outbuildings other than garages and carports. F. seawalls, break-walls, and docks. G. erosion control and earth stabilization measures.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations
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3.1.1 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Damage - Major

Moderate to major damage was observed at one or more points on the exterior. This can be the result of poor original compaction of soil at the time of construction or excess moisture in the underlying soil. Recommend consulting with a structural engineer and/or soil expert.

Siding Siding Contractor
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3.4.1 - Eaves, Soffits & Fascia

Eaves - Damaged

One or more sections of the eaves are damaged. Recommend qualified roofer evaluate & repair.

Roof Roofing Professional
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3.5.1 - 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. 

Yard scissors Landscaping Contractor
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3.5.2 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Tree Overhang

Trees observed overhanging the roof. This can cause damage to the roof and prevent proper drainage. Recommend a qualified tree service trim to allow for proper drainage. 

Yard scissors Tree Service
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Comment
3.6.1 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Driveway Cracking - Major

Major cracks observed. Recommend driveway contractor evaluate and replace.

House front Driveway Contractor
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Comment
3.6.2 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Patio Settling - Major
East

Significant settling observed. Further deterioration could result. Recommend concrete contractor evaluate & repair.

Gardening shovel tool shape Concrete Contractor

4 - Roofing

IN NI NP R
4.1 Coverings X
4.2 Roof Drainage Systems X X
4.3 Flashings X
4.4 Skylights, Chimneys & Roof Penetrations X
Inspection Method
Aerial, Ladder
Roof Type/Style
Gable
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Vinyl
Flashings: Material
Aluminum
Coverings: Material
Rubber

5.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. roofing materials. 2. roof drainage systems. 3. flashing. 4. skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations. B. describe: 1. roofing materials. 2. methods used to inspect the roofing. 5.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: A. antennas. B. interiors of vent systems, uses, and chimneys that are not readily accessible. C. other installed accessories.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations
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4.2.1 - 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. 

Roof Roofing Professional
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4.2.2 - 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. 

Roof Roofing Professional

5 - Plumbing

IN NI NP R
5.1 Fixtures / Faucets X X
5.2 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X
5.3 Water Heater X X
5.4 Vents, Flues, & Chimneys X X
5.5 Sump Pumps / Sewage Ejectors X
5.6 Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems X
Filters
None
Material - Distribution
Galvanized
Material - Water Supply
Unknown
Source
Public
Water Heater: Power Source
Gas
Main Water Shut-Off Device (Location)
Crawlspace
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Drain Size
2"
Water Heater:
40 Gallons

There are no deficiencies found the hot water heater at

Water Heater: Location
Utility Room
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Material
PVC, Cast Iron
Water Heater: Manufacturer
Envirotemp

6.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. interior water supply and distribution systems including fixtures and faucets. 2. interior drain, waste, and vent systems including fixtures. 3. water heating equipment and hot water supply systems. 4. vent systems, flues, and chimneys. 5. fuel storage and fuel distribution systems. 6. sewage ejectors, sump pumps, and related piping. B. describe: 1. interior water supply, drain, waste, and vent piping materials. 2. water heating equipment including energy source(s). 3. location of main water and fuel shut-off valves. 6.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. clothes washing machine connections. 2. interiors of vent systems, flues, and chimneys that are not readily accessible. 3. wells, well pumps, and water storage related equipment. 4. water conditioning systems. 5. solar, geothermal, and other renewable energy water heating systems. 6. manual and automatic re-extinguishing and sprinkler systems and landscape irrigation systems. 7. septic and other sewage disposal systems. B. determine: 1. whether water supply and sewage disposal are public or private. 2. water quality. 3. the adequacy of combustion air components. C. measure water supply low and pressure, and well water quantity. D. fill shower pans and fixtures to test for leaks.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations
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Comment
5.1.1 - Fixtures / Faucets

Improper Installation
1st Floor Hall bathroom

Fixtures were installed improperly. Recommend a qualified handyman or plumber evaluate and repair. 

Wrenches Handyman
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Comment
5.3.1 - Water Heater

Annual Maintenance Flush Needed

Water heaters should be flushed annually to prevent sediment buildup and maintain efficiency. Recommend a qualified plumber service and flush. 

Here is a DIY link to help

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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5.3.2 - Water Heater

Improper Installation

Water heater is improperly installed. Recommend qualified plumber evaluate & repair.
Pipes Plumbing Contractor

6 - Electrical

IN NI NP R
6.1 Service Entrance Conductors X
6.2 Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels X
6.3 Branch Circuit Conductors, Overcurrent Devices and Compatibility of Their Amperage & Voltage X X
6.4 Connected Devices and Fixtures X X
6.5 Polarity and Grounding of Receptacles X X
6.6 GFCI & AFCI X
6.7 Smoke Detectors X X
6.8 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X
Branch Wire 15 and 20 AMP
Aluminum
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Capacity
100 AMP
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Manufacturer
Challenger, General Electric
Wiring Method
Romex
Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Overhead, 220 Volts, Aluminum
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Locations
Exterior, Main Level

7.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. service drop. 2. service entrance conductors, cables, and raceways. 3. service equipment and main disconnects. 4. service grounding. 5. interior components of service panels and subpanels. 6. conductors. 7. overcurrent protection devices. 8. a representative number of installed lighting fixtures, switches, and receptacles. 9. ground fault circuit interrupters and arc fault circuit interrupters. B. describe: 1. amperage rating of the service. 2. location of main disconnect(s) and subpanels. 3. presence or absence of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms. 4. the predominant branch circuit wiring method. 7.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. remote control devices. 2. or test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, security systems, and other signaling and warning devices. 3. low voltage wiring systems and components. 4. ancillary wiring systems and components not a part of the primary electrical power distribution system. 5. solar, geothermal, wind, and other renewable energy systems. B. measure amperage, voltage, and impedance. C. determine the age and type of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations
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Comment
6.3.1 - Branch Circuit Conductors, Overcurrent Devices and Compatibility of Their Amperage & Voltage

Improper Wiring

Improper wiring was observed at the time of inspection. Recommend a licensed electrician evaluate and repair. 

Electric Electrical Contractor
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Comment
6.4.1 - Connected Devices and Fixtures

Open Junction Box

Open junction box observed. Recommend concealing or replacing. 

Wrench DIY
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Comment
6.5.1 - Polarity and Grounding of Receptacles

Outlet(s) Not Grounded
Kitchen

One or more outlets are not grounded. Recommend a qualified electrician replace non-grounded outlets with grounded ones.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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Comment
6.7.1 - Smoke Detectors

Smoke detectors Aged

Smoke detectors appeared to have reached the end of the their useful life.
Wash Appliance Repair

7 - Heating

IN NI NP R
7.1 Heating Equipment X X
7.2 Distribution Systems X
7.3 Vents, Flues & Chimneys X
Heating Equipment: Filter Size
none
Heating Equipment: Filter Type
Disposable
Heating Equipment: Heat Type
Forced Air
Heating Equipment: Brand
Comfort maker
Heating Equipment: Energy Source
Gas
Distribution Systems: Ductwork
Non-insulated

8.1 The inspector shall: A. open readily openable access panels. B. inspect: 1. installed heating equipment. 2. vent systems, uses, and chimneys. 3. distribution systems. C. describe: 1. energy source(s). 2. heating systems. 8.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. interiors of vent systems, uses, and chimneys that are not readily accessible. 2. heat exchangers. 3. humidifiers and dehumidifiers. 4. electric air cleaning and sanitizing devices. 5. heating systems using ground-source, water-source, solar, and renewable energy technologies. 6. heat-recovery and similar whole-house mechanical ventilation systems. B. determine: 1. heat supply adequacy and distribution balance. 2. the adequacy of combustion air components.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations
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Comment
7.1.1 - Heating Equipment

Corrosion

Furnace was corroded in one or more areas. This could be the result of improper venting, which the source would need to be identified. Recommend a HVAC contractor evaluate and repair.

Fire HVAC Professional
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Comment
7.1.2 - Heating Equipment

Filter requires replacement

The furnace filter appears to be beyond its expected lifespan. Recommend replacement.
Fire HVAC Professional
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Comment
7.1.3 - Heating Equipment

Manifolds dirty

Cleaning manifolds will result in better air quality.
Fire HVAC Professional
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Comment
7.1.4 - Heating 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

8 - Air Conditioning

IN NI NP R
8.1 Cooling Equipment X
8.2 Distribution System X
Cooling Equipment: Brand
Goodman
Cooling Equipment: Energy Source/Type
Electric
Cooling Equipment: Location
Exterior East
Distribution System: Configuration
Central
Type
Air Conditioner
Cooling Equipment: SEER Rating
10

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

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

9.1 The inspector shall: A. open readily openable access panels. B. inspect: 1. central and permanently installed cooling equipment. 2. distribution systems. C. describe: 1. energy source(s). 2. cooling systems. 9.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect electric air cleaning and sanitizing devices. B. determine cooling supply adequacy and distribution balance. C. inspect cooling units that are not permanently installed or that are installed in windows. D. inspect cooling systems using ground source, water source, solar, and renewable energy technologies.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations

9 - Interiors

IN NI NP R
9.1 Walls X X
9.2 Ceilings X X
9.3 Floors X X
9.4 Steps, Stairways & Railings X
9.5 Countertops & Cabinets X
9.6 Doors X
9.7 Windows X X
9.8 Garage Door X
9.9 Garage interior X
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Gypsum Board
Floors: Floor Coverings
Hardwood, Vinyl

Some minor cracks in kitchen floor tiles replace or repair

Windows: Window Manufacturer
Unknown
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Windows: Window Type
Sliders
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Kitchen 1st Floor
Laminate

Countertop is chipped

Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Kitchen
Wood

Kitchen cabinetry shows normal wear and tear

10.1 The inspector shall inspect: A. walls, ceilings, and floors. B. steps, stairways, and railings. C. countertops and a representative number of installed cabinets. D. a representative number of doors and windows. E. garage vehicle doors and garage vehicle door operators. F. installed ovens, ranges, surface cooking appliances, microwave ovens, dishwashing machines, and food waste grinders by using normal operating controls to activate the primary function. 10.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: A. paint, wallpaper, and other finish treatments. B. floor coverings. C. window treatments. D. coatings on and the hermetic seals between panes of window glass. E. central vacuum systems. F. recreational facilities. G. installed and free-standing kitchen and laundry appliances not listed in Section 10.1.F. H. appliance thermostats including their calibration, adequacy of heating elements, self cleaning oven cycles, indicator lights, door seals, timers, clocks, timed features, and other specialized features of the appliance. I. operate, or confirm the operation of every control and feature of an inspected appliance.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations
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9.1.1 - Walls

Minor Corner Cracks

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

House construction Structural Engineer
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Comment
9.2.1 - Ceilings

Minor Damage

Minor damage or deterioration to the ceiling was visible at the time of the inspection.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
9.2.2 - Ceilings

Possible Roof Leak Damage
Above front door

Stains on the ceiling appear to be the result of roof leaks. The source of leakage should be identified and corrected, and the ceiling re-painted. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
9.3.1 - Floors

Damaged (General)

The home flooring had general moderate damage visible at the time of the inspection. Recommend evaluation by a qualified flooring contractor.

Flooring Flooring Contractor
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Comment
9.7.1 - Windows

Damaged

One or more windows appears to have general damage, but are operational. Recommend a window professional clean, lubricate, seal & adjust as necessary.

Window Window Repair and Installation Contractor
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Comment
9.7.2 - Windows

Missing Hardware

Window missing hardware. Recommend replacement.

Window Window Repair and Installation Contractor

10 - Built-in Appliances

IN NI NP R
10.1 Dishwasher X
10.2 Refrigerator X
10.3 Range/Oven/Cooktop X
10.4 Garbage Disposal X
10.5 Microwave X
10.6 Microwave X
10.7 Trash compactor X

10.1 The inspector shall inspect: F. installed ovens, ranges, surface cooking appliances, microwave ovens, dishwashing machines, and food waste grinders by using normal operating controls to activate the primary function. 10.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: G. installed and free-standing kitchen and laundry appliances not listed in Section 10.1.F. H. appliance thermostats including their calibration, adequacy of heating elements, self cleaning oven cycles, indicator lights, door seals, timers, clocks, timed features, and other specialized features of the appliance. I. operate, or con rm the operation of every control and feature of an inspected appliance.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations

11 - Insulation and Ventilation

IN NI NP R
11.1 Attic Insulation X
11.2 Vapor Retarders X
11.3 Ventilation X
11.4 Exhaust Systems X
Dryer Power Source
220 Electric
Dryer Vent
Metal (Flex)
Flooring Insulation
None

11.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces. 2. ventilation of attics and foundation areas. 3. kitchen, bathroom, laundry, and similar exhaust systems. 4. clothes dryer exhaust systems. B. describe: 1. insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces. 2. absence of insulation in unfinished spaces at conditioned surfaces. 11.2 The inspector is NOT required to disturb insulation.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations

12 - Fireplaces and Fuel-Burning Appliances

IN NI NP R
12.1 Fireplaces, Stoves & Inserts X X
12.2 Fuel-buring Accessories X
12.3 Chimney & Vent Systems X
Type
Wood

12.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. fuel-burning replaces, stoves, and replace inserts. 2. fuel-burning accessories installed in replaces. 3. chimneys and vent systems. B. describe systems and components listed in 12.1.A.1 and .2. 12.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. interiors of vent systems, uses, and chimneys that are not readily accessible. 2. fire screens and doors. 3. seals and gaskets. 4. automatic fuel feed devices. 5. mantles and replace surrounds. 6. combustion air components and to determine their adequacy. 7. heat distribution assists (gravity fed and fan assisted). 8. fuel-burning replaces and appliances located outside the inspected structures. B. determine draft characteristics. C. move fireplace inserts and stoves or firebox contents.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations
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Comment
12.1.1 - Fireplaces, Stoves & Inserts

Firewall Cracked

The brick lining of the fireplace was cracked in one or more places, which could lead to chimney damage or toxic fumes entering the home. Recommend a qualified fireplace contractor evaluate and repair.

Fire Fireplace Contractor