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1234 Main St.
Loganville, Georgia 30052
03/27/2020 9:00AM

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Agent Name

Agency Name
53
Items Inspected
10
Maintenance item
20
Recommendation
5
Safety hazard

1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
Client, Home Owner
Occupancy
Furnished, Occupied
Style
Colonial, Multi-level
Temperature (approximate)
90 Fahrenheit (F)
Type of Building
Single Family
Weather Conditions
Clear, Dry, Hot
Scope Of the Inspection
238 Lavern Court

Horizon Home Inspections LLC endeavors to perform all inspections in substantial compliance with the Standards of Practice of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI). As such, we inspect the readily accessible, visually observable, installed systems and components of a home as designated in the InterNACHI Standards of Practice. When systems or components designated in the InterNACHI Standards of Practice are present but are not inspected, the reason(s) the item was not inspected is identified within the Limitations tab of this report. This report contains observations of those systems and components that, in the professional judgement of the inspector, are not functioning properly, significantly deficient, unsafe, or are near the end of their service lives. If the cause for the deficiency is not readily apparent, the suspected cause or reason why the system or component is at or near end of expected service life is reported, and recommendations for correction or monitoring are made as appropriate.

USE OF PHOTOS:
Your report includes many photographs. Some pictures are informational and of a general view, to help you understand where the inspector has been, what was looked at and the condition of the item or area at the time of the inspection. Some of the pictures may be of problem areas, these are to help you better understand what is documented in this report and to help you see areas or items that you normally would not see. Not all problem areas or conditions will be supported with photos.

CATEGORIES:
This report divides deficiencies into three categories; Maintenance Items (colored in blue), Recommendations (in orange), and Significant Defects (in red).

MAINTENANCE ITEMS: Include components that were found to be in need of recurring or basic general maintenance to protect either the component or the occupants. Also included in this section are items that were beginning to show signs of wear, but were, in the opinion of the inspector, still functional at the time of inspection. Typically these items are considered to represent a less significant immediate cost than those listed in the following two categories.

RECOMMENDATIONS: Include comments of a deficiency, a latent defect or a suggested improvement of a system which may have appeared functional at the time of inspection, however, some benefit may be achieved by adhering to the recommendation.

SIGNIFICANT DEFECTS: Will denote a brief comment of a significantly deficient component or a condition which, will require a relatively short term correction and/or expense. These will typically fall into one of the following four categories:

1. Major defects. An example of this would be a structural failure.
2. Things that may lead to major defects, such as a small roof-flashing leak, for example.
3. Things that may hinder your ability to finance, legally occupy, or insure the home
4. Safety hazards, such as an exposed, live buss bar at the electrical panel.

Anything in these categories should be addressed. Often, a serious problem can be corrected inexpensively to protect both life and property (especially in categories 2 and 4).

This categorization is the opinion of the inspector and is based on what was observed at the time of inspection. It is not intended to imply that items documented in any one category are not in need of correction. Maintenance items or latent defects left unrepaired can soon become significant defects. It should be considered very likely there will be other issues you personally may consider deficient, and you should add these as desired. There may also be defects that you feel belong in a different category, and again, you should feel free to consider the importance you believe they hold and act accordingly.

Please review the report in its entirety. It is ultimately up to your discretion to interpret its findings and to act accordingly. This report does not offer an opinion as to whom among the parties to this transaction should take responsibility for addressing any of these concerns. As with all aspects of your transaction, you should consult with your Realtor for further advice regarding the contents of this report. Any repairs should be performed by the applicable licensed and bonded tradesman or a qualified professional who will provide copies of all receipts, warranties and applicable permits for any repairs that are carried out.

No Natural Gas Turned On

The natural gas service was not turned on during the inspection. The inspector operates only "normal" controls such as thermostats, stove burner knobs, and on/off switches, and does not operate gas shut-off valves or activate pilot lights. As a result, items such as but not limited to the gas supply system, gas-fired water heater(s), gas-fired  forced air furnace(s), gas fireplace(s), stove(s), and range(s) weren't fully evaluated. The inspector was unable to test for gas leaks. Recommend that a qualified person make a full evaluation of the gas supply system and gas-fired appliances after the gas supply is turned back on. Any problems that are found after this evaluation should be repaired by a qualified contractor.

Walls and Floors Obscured
Bedrooms, Garage, Attic

One or more areas and items at this property were obscured by furniture, stored items, or debris . This often includes but is not limited to walls, floors, windows, inside and under cabinets, under sinks, on countertops, in closets, behind window coverings, under rugs or carpets, and under or behind furniture. Areas around the exterior, under the structure, in the garage, and in the attic may also be obscured by stored items. The inspector, in general, does not move personal belongings, furnishings, carpets or appliances. When furnishings, stored items or debris are present, all areas or items that are obscured, concealed or not readily accessible are excluded from the inspection. The client should be aware that when furnishings, stored items or debris are eventually moved, damage or problems that were not noted during the inspection may be found.

2 - Roof, Attic, Ventilation, and Siding

General: Inspection Method
Ground, Ladder, Roof
General: Roof Type/Style
Gable
Coverings: Material
Asphalt
Coverings: Condition of roof surface material:
Serviceable
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Fiber Cement
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Style
Panels
Flashings: Material
Aluminum
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Vinyl
Attic and Insulation: Insulation Type
Fiberglass, Loose-fill
Attic and Insulation: Ventilation Type
Ridge Vents, Soffit Vents, Whole House Fan
Attic and Insulation: R-value Approximate
32
Attic and Insulation: Flooring Insulation
Batt, Fiberglass
General: Limitaions

The following items or areas are not included in this inspection: areas that could not be traversed or viewed clearly due to lack of access; solar roofing components. Any comments made regarding these items are made as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not provide an estimate of remaining life on the roof surface material, nor guarantee that leaks have not occurred in the roof surface, skylights or roof penetrations in the past. Regarding roof leaks, only active leaks, visible evidence of possible sources of leaks, and evidence of past leaks observed during the inspection are reported on as part of this inspection. The inspector does not guarantee or warrant that leaks will not occur in the future. Complete access to all roof and attic spaces during all seasons and during prolonged periods of all types of weather conditions (e.g. high wind and rain, melting snow) would be needed to do so. Occupants should monitor the condition of roofing materials in the future. For older roofs, recommend that a professional inspect the roof surface, flashings, appurtenances, etc. annually and maintain/repair as might be required. If needed, the roofer should enter attic space(s). Regarding the roof drainage system, unless the inspection was conducted during and after prolonged periods of heavy rain, the inspector was unable to determine if gutters, downspouts and extensions perform adequately or are leak-free.

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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2.2.1 - Coverings

Damaged (Minor)

Roof coverings showed damage. Shingles were cracked, broken, missing, loose, and/or damaged. Leaks can occur as a result. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend that a qualified contractor repair as necessary. For example, by replacing shingles. 

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2.2.2 - Coverings

Exposed Nail Heads

Nail heads were exposed at one or more shingles. More than just a few exposed nail heads may indicate a substandard roof installation. Recommend applying an approved sealant over exposed nail heads now and as necessary in the future to prevent leaks.

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2.2.3 - Coverings

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. 

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2.3.1 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Appeared Serviceable

Siding appeared to be in great shape, with proper caulking, no chipping, broken pieces, etc.. Recommend monitoring for general wear and tear 

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2.5.1 - Roof Drainage Systems

Gutter Damaged

One small gutter was dented/damaged. This can possibly get more dented and lead to improper water drainage. Recommend a qualified contractor evaluate and repair. 

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2.5.2 - Roof Drainage Systems

Clogged Gutters or Downspouts

Significant amounts of debris (leaves, asphalt granules)  have accumulated in one or more gutters or downspouts. Gutters can overflow and cause water to come in contact with the building exterior, or water can accumulate around the foundation. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. During fall, even more leaves may accumulate in gutters and create total blockage. Recommend cleaning gutters and downspouts now and as necessary in the future, or installing GutterGuards. Here is a DIY resource for cleaning your gutters. 

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2.6.1 - Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations

Rusty Gas Vent

Gas vent appeared to have rust which may cause leaks or gaps. This may lead to water penetration. Recommend replacing vent.

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2.6.2 - Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations

30+ Inch Chimney With no Cricket Flashing

Area where chimney attaches to roof is over 30 inches wide. Cricket flashing is recommended. Cricket flashing is installed where the roof intersects a chimney or a curbed roof penetration. The cricket diverts water around, while the backer flashing provides a weatherproofing transition material right where the backside of some type of penetration intersects the roof. A recommended best practice is to install a cricket when a chimneystack is more than 30 inches wide (the NRCA recommends 24 inches wide).

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2.6.3 - Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations

Boot Damage, minor

One or more vent boots have minor damage. Recommend sealing and monitoring for water intrusion

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2.6.4 - Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations

Satellite Dish Location

Satellite dish affixed to top of roof covering. Recommend having it attached into secure wood on side of home/fascia. 

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2.7.1 - Eaves, Soffits & Fascia

Soffit - Damaged

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

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2.8.1 - Attic and Insulation

No Vapor Retarder
Attic

No vapor retarder was visible in the attic. Such vapor retarders reduce the flow of moisture from living spaces below, up into the attic, and prevent damage from moisture. For example, fungal rot, mold, and ice dams on the roof. Vapor retarders are not a standard recommendation except for very cold regions and in cases where there is high humidity in the house during the winter. Based on conditions found during this inspection, recommend that a qualified contractor install a vapor barrier.

Contractor Qualified Professional

3 - Grounds and Exterior

Site Profile
Level, Steep Sloped
Driveway: Condition of Driveway
Appeared Serviceable
Driveway: Driveway Material
Poured in place Concrete
Sidewalk: Condition of sidewalks and/or patios
Appeared Serviceable
Sidewalk: Sidewalk Material
Poured in place Concrete
Exterior Doors: Exterior Entry Door
Wood
Exterior Doors: Condition
Appeared serviceable
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Appurtenance
Patio
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Material
Concrete
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Condition of deck, patio and/or porch covers:
Appeared Serviceable
Retaining Wall: Condition of retaining wall
Needs Repair
Retaining Wall: Retaining Wall Material
Wood
Fence : Condition of fence
Appeared Serviceable
Fence : Fence Material
Wood
Exterior Inspection Overview

A visual inspection of the exterior surfaces was performed around the home to include the exterior surface material, soffit/fascia surfaces, doors and windows, and other exterior surface areas.

  • The exterior wall covering, trim, and flashing were visually inspected for concerns related to installation, paint/stain condition, damage and general maintenance issues.
  • The entry doors to the home were tested and inspected by operating the doors, checking the lock and latch, inspecting the weather-stripping, inspecting any screens present and checking for any physical damage.
  • The exterior of the windows were visually inspected for signs of cracked glass, damaged screens, caulking around edges and seams, paint or finish deterioration, and general concerns.
  • The driveway and exterior concrete surfaces around the home were walked and inspected for surface deterioration, trip hazards, poor slope or drainage and any general areas of concern.
  • The surface grading and drainage was inspected to determine if areas exist that will adversely affect the home.
General Maintenance Recommendations


The outside of the home should be routinely checked.  Exteriors need regular maintenance to stay sealed against the weather.  There can be hidden damage when the exterior is not sealed or is poorly finished, damaged or decayed.  Heavy vegetation should be kept trimmed since it can cause or hide damage.


Limitations

Unless specifically included in the inspection, the following items and any related equipment, controls, electric systems and/or plumbing systems are excluded from this inspection: detached buildings or structures; fences and gates; retaining walls; underground drainage systems, catch basins or concealed sump pumps; swimming pools and related safety equipment, spas, hot tubs or saunas; whether deck, balcony and/or stair membranes are watertight; trees, landscaping, properties of soil, soil stability, erosion and erosion control; ponds, water features, irrigation or yard sprinkler systems; sport courts, playground, recreation or leisure equipment; areas below the exterior structures with less than 3 feet of vertical clearance; invisible fencing; sea walls, docks and boathouses; retractable awnings. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only.

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3.1.1 - Driveway

Minor cracks in concrete

Minor deterioration (e.g. cracks, holes, settlement, heaving) was found in the driveway, but no trip hazards were found. The client may wish to have repairs made for cosmetic reasons.

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3.2.1 - Sidewalk

Minor cracks

Minor deterioration (e.g. cracks, holes, settlement, heaving) was found in sidewalks or patios, but no trip hazards were found. The client may wish to have repairs made for cosmetic reasons.

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3.2.2 - Sidewalk

Trip hazard

Cracks, holes, settlement, heaving and/or deterioration resulting in trip hazards were found in the sidewalks or patios. For safety reasons, recommend that a qualified contractor repair as necessary to eliminate trip hazards.

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3.4.1 - Land, Grading, and Vegetation

Stump

One or more tree stumps were close to the building exterior. Wood-destroying insects such as carpenter ants nest in such stumps and are more likely to infest the building as a result. Recommend that tree stumps within a few feet of the building be removed by a qualified tree service contractor.

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3.4.2 - Land, Grading, and Vegetation

Trees near building

Trees were in contact with or were close to the building at one or more locations. Damage to the building can occur, especially during high winds, or may have already occurred (see other comments in this report). Tree roots can cause significant structural damage to foundations, or may have already caused damage (see other comments in this report).Recommend that a qualified tree service contractor or certified arborist remove trees as necessary to prevent damage to the building exterior.

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3.6.1 - Retaining Wall

Rotting, major

Retaining wall has one or more areas with significant amounts of rot. This may lead to wood destroying organisms and rot to the building and grounds, and may result in failure of the wall. Recommend repairing or replacing by qualified professional. 

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3.7.1 - Fence

Great Condition

Fence appears to be in great condition without wobbling, shaking, missing posts, rotting, etc. Recommend monitoring for future damage and exposure. 

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4 - Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure

IN NI NP D
4.1 Foundation X X
4.2 Basements & Crawlspaces X X
4.3 Interior Walls X
4.4 Roof & Ceiling Structure X
Inspection Method
Attic Access, Crawlspace Access, Visual
Foundation: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Dirt
Foundation: Type
Concrete
Foundation: Material of Subfloor
Wood Beams
Foundation: Sub-floor
Plywood
Roof & Ceiling Structure: Material
Plywood
Roof & Ceiling Structure: Type
Gable
Foundation System Inspection Overview

The foundation, basement, and crawlspace components were inspected where present and accessible, including the following items:

  • The visible portions of the foundation wall of the home where not covered by insulation or finishing.
  • The insulation type and levels present where visible.
  • The floor structure, wall structure, beams and posts where visible.

Limitations can exist on any foundation inspection since much of the structural components can be hidden or buried, or covered with insulation or a finished area.  We do our best to observe all visible areas and look for any sign of structural concerns.  We are not structural engineers, and therefore, if we do see areas of concern we may recommend further evaluation by an engineer to assess the area of concern.

No Immediate Structural Concerns

The structure and foundation of the home were visually inspected where readily accessible for signs of problems or concerns. The exterior and interior wall coverings were also inspected for indications of settling, movement, or cracking. No indications of significant structural concerns were observed at the time of the inspection.

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the foundation; B. the basement; C. the crawlspace; and D. structural components. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the type of foundation; and B. the location of the access to the under-floor space. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. observed indications of wood in contact with or near soil; B. observed indications of active water penetration; C. observed indications of possible foundation movement, such as sheetrock cracks, brick cracks, out-of-square door frames, and unlevel floors; and D. any observed cutting, notching and boring of framing members that may, in the inspector's opinion, present a structural or safety concern. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. enter any crawlspace that is not readily accessible, or where entry could cause damage or pose a hazard to him/herself. B. move stored items or debris. C. operate sump pumps with inaccessible floats. D. identify the size, spacing, span or location or determine the adequacy of foundation bolting, bracing, joists, joist spans or support systems. E. provide any engineering or architectural service. F. report on the adequacy of any structural system or component.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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4.1.1 - Foundation

Mold (Minor)

Observed signs of mold in one or more areas in the flooring structure. Recommend identifying source or moisture intrusion and sending samples to a lab for testing. 

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4.2.1 - 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. 

5 - Garage or Carport

IN NI NP D
5.1 Floor, Walls & Firewalls X X
5.2 Garage Door X
5.3 Occupant Door (From garage to inside of home) X
Floor, Walls & Firewalls: Condition of Floor
Appeared serviceable
Garage Door: Common DIY Garage Door Fixes

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Garage Door: Material
Aluminum
Garage Door: Type
Automatic
Garage Door: Condition
Appeared Serviceable
Garage Door: Number of Doors
1
Occupant Door (From garage to inside of home): Condition
Appeared serviceable
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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5.1.1 - Floor, Walls & Firewalls

Broken Window Handle

Crank handles at one window windows were broken. Recommend that a qualified person replace handles or make repairs as necessary.
This hand crack was broken and the window was in the garage. Recommended qualified person to repair.

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6 - Electrical

IN NI NP D
6.1 Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device X X
6.2 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X X
6.3 Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors X X
Electrical Service Conductors
Copper, 120 Volts, 220 Volts
Dryer Power Source
220 Electric
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Main Panel Location
Garage
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Capacity
200 AMP
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Wiring Method
Romex
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Manufacturer
Siemens
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Sub Panel Location
Garage
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Main Disconnect Rating (Amps)
200
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Sub Panel Location
Other
Electrical System Overview

The electrical system and components in the home were inspected to include the following:

  • The services entrance wiring and main electrical disconnect, including noting the location of the main shut off.
  • Inspection of the main electrical panel and wiring.
  • Testing a representative number of switches and outlets throughout the home.
  • Review of GFCI outlets and if present in proper locations for safety.
  • Inspection of smoke detectors and CO detectors in the home to ensure enough are present and in the proper recommended locations.

We do our best to test items that operate via a remote control, when the remote is readily accessible.  Low voltage wiring systems, built-in audio systems, and any alarm systems present are outside the scope of a home inspection and are not tested.

General

The following items are not included in this inspection: generator systems, transfer switches, surge suppressors, inaccessible or concealed wiring; underground utilities and systems; low-voltage lighting or lighting on timers or sensors. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not determine the adequacy of grounding or bonding, if this system has an adequate capacity for the client's specific or anticipated needs, or if this system has any reserve capacity for additions or expansion. The inspector does not operate circuit breakers as part of the inspection, and does not install or change light bulbs. The inspector does not evaluate every wall switch or receptacle, but instead tests a representative number of them per various standards of practice. When furnishings, stored items or child-protective caps are present some receptacles are usually inaccessible and are not tested; these are excluded from this inspection. Receptacles that are not of standard 110 volt configuration, including 240-volt dryer receptacles, are not tested and are excluded. The functionality of, power source for and placement of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms is not determined as part of this inspection. Upon taking occupancy, proper operating and placement of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms should be verified and batteries should be changed. These devices have a limited lifespan and should be replaced every 10 years. The inspector attempts to locate and evaluate all main and sub-panels. However, panels are often concealed. If panels are found after the inspection, a qualified electrician should evaluate and repair if necessary. The inspector attempts to determine the overall electrical service size, but such estimates are not guaranteed because the overall capacity may be diminished by lesser-rated components in the system. Any repairs recommended should be made by a licensed electrician.

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the service drop; B. the overhead service conductors and attachment point; C. the service head, gooseneck and drip loops; D. the service mast, service conduit and raceway; E. the electric meter and base; F. service-entrance conductors; G. the main service disconnect; H. panelboards and over-current protection devices (circuit breakers and fuses); I. service grounding and bonding; J. a representative number of switches, lighting fixtures and receptacles, including receptacles observed and deemed to be arc-fault circuit interrupter (AFCI)-protected using the AFCI test button, where possible; K. all ground-fault circuit interrupter receptacles and circuit breakers observed and deemed to be GFCIs using a GFCI tester, where possible; and L. smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the main service disconnect's amperage rating, if labeled; and B. the type of wiring observed. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. deficiencies in the integrity of the serviceentrance conductors insulation, drip loop, and vertical clearances from grade and roofs; B. any unused circuit-breaker panel opening that was not filled; C. the presence of solid conductor aluminum branch-circuit wiring, if readily visible; D. any tested receptacle in which power was not present, polarity was incorrect, the cover was not in place, the GFCI devices were not properly installed or did not operate properly, evidence of arcing or excessive heat, and where the receptacle was not grounded or was not secured to the wall; and E. the absence of smoke detectors. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. insert any tool, probe or device into the main panelboard, sub-panels, distribution panelboards, or electrical fixtures. B. operate electrical systems that are shut down. C. remove panelboard cabinet covers or dead fronts. D. operate or re-set over-current protection devices or overload devices. E. operate or test smoke or carbon-monoxide detectors or alarms F. inspect, operate or test any security, fire or alarms systems or components, or other warning or signaling systems. G. measure or determine the amperage or voltage of the main service equipment, if not visibly labeled. H. inspect ancillary wiring or remote-control devices. I. activate any electrical systems or branch circuits that are not energized. J. inspect low-voltage systems, electrical de-icing tapes, swimming pool wiring, or any timecontrolled devices. K. verify the service ground. L. inspect private or emergency electrical supply sources, including, but not limited to: generators, windmills, photovoltaic solar collectors, or battery or electrical storage facility. M. inspect spark or lightning arrestors. N. inspect or test de-icing equipment. O. conduct voltage-drop calculations. P. determine the accuracy of labeling. Q. inspect exterior lighting.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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6.1.1 - Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device

Knockouts Missing

"Knockouts" are missing on the electric panel. This poses a safety hazard and it is recommended that the opening in the panel caused by the missing knockout(s) be properly sealed by a licensed electrician.

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

Missing Dull Screws On Panel Cover

Missing dull screws on panel cover. Panels must have all screws in place and correct types of dull screws for safety. Recommend buying and installing for safety. 

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

Open Junction Boxes
Crawlspace

Several junction boxes had no covers, thus exposed wires were present throughout the crawl space. 

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

Exposed Wire Connections
Crawlspace

One or more places have exposed wire connections. These should be placed in secure junction boxes for safety. Recommend having electrician properly fix. 

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6.2.1 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

No GFCI Protection Installed
Garage, 1/2 Bathroom, Kitchen

One or more electric receptacles at the 1/2 bath and/or garage had no visible ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection, or the inspector was unable to determine if GFCI protection was present. If not GFCI-protected, receptacles in wet areas pose a shock hazard. Recommend that a qualified electrician evaluate and install GFCI protection if necessary and per standard building practices. General guidelines for GFCI-protected receptacles include the following locations:

  • Outdoors (since 1973)
  • Bathrooms (since 1975)
  • Garages (since 1978)
  • Kitchens (since 1987)
  • Crawl spaces and unfinished basements (since 1990)
  • Wet bar sinks (since 1993)
  • Laundry and utility sinks (since 2005)

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

7 - Heating and Cooling

IN NI NP D
7.1 Cooling Equipment X
7.2 Equipment X
7.3 Normal Operating Controls X
7.4 Distribution System X X
7.5 Natural Gas Distribution Systems X
Ductwork
Insulated
Cooling Equipment: Brand
Trane
Cooling Equipment: Energy Source/Type
Electric
Equipment: Brand
Trane
Equipment: Energy Source
Gas
Equipment: Heat Type
Forced Air
Distribution System: Configuration
Central
Reccomendation

Recommend that home buyers clean HVAC filters upon taking occupancy depending on the type of filters installed. Regardless of the type, recommend checking filters monthly in the future and replacing or cleaning them as necessary. How frequently they need replacing or cleaning depends on the type and quality of the filter, how the system is configured (e.g. always on vs. "Auto"), and on environmental factors (e.g. pets, smoking, frequency of house cleaning, number of occupants, the season).

Cleaning

The gas or oil-fired forced air furnace appeared to have been serviced within the last year based on information provided to the inspector or labeling on the equipment. If this is true, then routine servicing is not needed at this point. However a qualified HVAC contractor should inspect, clean, and service this system, and make repairs if necessary annually in the future. For More info visit: here

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

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
$
Credit
Comment
7.4.1 - Distribution System

Duct Leaking

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

8 - Plumbing

IN NI NP D
8.1 Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures X X
8.2 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X X
8.3 Water Heater; Boiler X X
Filters
None
Location of Main Shut Off -Water
Crawlspace
Main Gas Shut-off Location
Gas Meter
Water Source
Public
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Distribution Material
PVC
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Water Supply Material (Into home)
Copper
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Waste Supply Material (From Home)
PVC
Water Heater; Boiler : Capacity
40 gallons
Water Heater; Boiler : Location
Utility Room
Water Heater; Boiler : Power Source/Type
Electric
Water Heater; Boiler : Approximate Age (Years)
7
Plumbing Inspection Overview

The plumbing system and components in the home were tested and inspected, including the following items:

  • Determining the location of the main water and gas shut off valves if visible, and inspecting for any visual concerns.
  • General visual inspection of exposed supply and drain piping material.
  • Testing of all fixtures at sinks, showers and tubs, and visually inspecting for leaks and condition.
  • Testing of toilets for proper operation, general condition and properly secured.
  • Inspection of the hot water system, age, and general condition.
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Water Pressure Measurement: No Concerns Present

The water pressure was measured at an outside hose-bib and was in the normal expected range of 35-80 psi. This static measurement is what was measured on the day of the inspection, but this water pressure can vary at different times of the day depending on the pressure that is being delivered by the municipal water supplier.

Water Heater; Boiler : Manufacturer
Bradford & White

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. 

Water Heater; Boiler : TEMPERATURE OF HOT WATER (NOMINAL SETTING:120 F): Temperature acceptable

A thermometer was used to test the temperature of the hot water at a faucet in the home. This temperature was within the normally acceptable ranged of 120 to 130 degrees F.  Temperatures over 130 F can present a scalding hazard.  At the water heater, the temperature indicator dial was checked to verify that it corresponded with the temperature measured out of the tested faucet.

Gas Shut Off
Gas was off at the main. Recommend local utility company turn on and check all gas appliances prior to deadlines.

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

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
$
Credit
Comment
8.2.1 - Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems

Sink - Poor Drainage

Sink had slow/poor drainage. Recommend a qualified plumber repair.
$
Credit
Comment
8.2.2 - Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems

Corrosion of Pipe(s)

Corrosion was found on water supply pipes or fittings. Leaks can occur as a result. Recommend that a qualified plumber evaluate and replace components as necessary 

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
$
Credit
Comment
8.3.1 - Water Heater; Boiler

No Expansion Tank

No expansion tank was present. Expansion tanks allow for the thermal expansion of water in the pipes. These are required in certain areas for new installs. Recommend a qualified plumber evaluate and install.

9 - Fireplace

IN NI NP D
9.1 Fireplace, Vents, Flues & Chimneys X
Condition
Appeared serviceable
Type
Gas
Fireplace, Vents, Flues & Chimneys: Wood Burning Chimney Type
Masonry
Fireplace, Vents, Flues & Chimneys: Gas Fired Flue Type
Direct Vent
Gas Supply Shut Off
Fireplace
Gas supply was turned off, so operation of gas fireplaces could not be verified. Recommend having gas supply turned on and operation of fireplaces confirmed.
General Limitations

The following items are not included in this inspection: coal stoves, gas logs, chimney flues (except where visible). Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not determine the adequacy of drafting or sizing in fireplace and stove flues, and also does not determine if prefabricated or zero-clearance fireplaces are installed in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications. The inspector does not perform any evaluations that require a pilot light to be lit, and does not light fires. The inspector provides a basic visual examination of a chimney and any associated wood burning device. The National Fire Protection Association has stated that an in-depth Level 2 chimney inspection should be part of every sale or transfer of property with a wood-burning device. Such an inspection may reveal defects that are not apparent to the home inspector who is a generalist.

I. The inspector shall inspect:

readily accessible and visible portions of the fireplaces and chimneys;

lintels above the fireplace openings;

damper doors by opening and closing them, if readily accessible and manually operable; and

cleanout doors and frames.

II. The inspector shall describe:

the type of fireplace.

III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction:

evidence of joint separation, damage or deterioration of the hearth, hearth extension or chambers;

manually operated dampers that did not open and close;

the lack of a smoke detector in the same room as the fireplace;

the lack of a carbon-monoxide detector in the same room as the fireplace; and

cleanouts not made of metal, pre-cast cement, or other non-combustible material.

IV. The inspector is not required to:

inspect the flue or vent system.

inspect the interior of chimneys or flues, fire doors or screens, seals or gaskets, or mantels.

determine the need for a chimney sweep.

operate gas fireplace inserts.

light pilot flames.

determine the appropriateness of any installation.

inspect automatic fuel-fed devices.

inspect combustion and/or make-up air devices.

inspect heat-distribution assists, whether gravity-controlled or fan-assisted.

ignite or extinguish fires.

determine the adequacy of drafts or draft characteristics.

move fireplace inserts, stoves or firebox contents.

perform a smoke test.

dismantle or remove any component.

perform a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)-style inspection.

perform a Phase I fireplace and chimney inspection.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
$
Credit
Comment
9.1.1 - Fireplace, Vents, Flues & Chimneys

Service Advice

Recommend that the client review all available documentation for gas-fired fireplaces and stoves. Depending on how they are operated (for routine heating versus ambiance), such appliances may need servicing annually or every few years. Consult with the property owner and/or a qualified specialist to determine if service is needed now. Any needed repairs noted in this report should be brought to the attention of the specialist when it's serviced. For more information visit: Here

Contractor Qualified Professional

10 - Doors, Windows & Interior

IN NI NP D
10.1 Doors X X
10.2 Windows X
10.3 Floors X
10.4 Walls X
10.5 Ceilings X
10.6 Steps, Stairways & Railings X
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Unknown
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet, Hardwood
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall, Tile
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Gypsum Board
General Limitations

The following items are not included in this inspection: security, intercom and sound systems; communications wiring; central vacuum systems; elevators and stair lifts; cosmetic deficiencies such as nail-pops, scuff marks, dents, dings, blemishes or issues due to normal wear and tear in wall, floor and ceiling surfaces and coverings, or in equipment; deficiencies relating to interior decorating; low voltage and gas lighting systems. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not evaluate any areas or items which require moving stored items, furnishings, debris, equipment, floor coverings, insulation or similar materials. The inspector does not test for asbestos, lead, radon, mold, hazardous waste, urea formaldehyde urethane, or any other toxic substance. Some items such as window, drawer, cabinet door or closet door operability are tested on a sampled basis. The client should be aware that paint may obscure wall and ceiling defects, floor coverings may obscure floor defects, and furnishings may obscure wall, floor and floor covering defects. If furnishings were present during the inspection, recommend a full evaluation of walls, floors and ceilings that were previously obscured when possible. Carpeting and flooring, when installed over concrete slabs, may conceal moisture. If dampness wicks through a slab and is hidden by floor coverings that moisture can result in unhygienic conditions, odors or problems that will only be discovered when/if the flooring is removed. Determining the cause and/or source of odors is not within the scope of this inspection.

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. a representative number of doors and windows by opening and closing them; B. floors, walls and ceilings; C. stairs, steps, landings, stairways and ramps; D. railings, guards and handrails; and E. garage vehicle doors and the operation of garage vehicle door openers, using normal operating controls. II. The inspector shall describe: A. a garage vehicle door as manually-operated or installed with a garage door opener. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. improper spacing between intermediate balusters, spindles and rails for steps, stairways, guards and railings; B. photo-electric safety sensors that did not operate properly; and C. any window that was obviously fogged or displayed other evidence of broken seals. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. inspect paint, wallpaper, window treatments or finish treatments. B. inspect floor coverings or carpeting. C. inspect central vacuum systems. D. inspect for safety glazing. E. inspect security systems or components. F. evaluate the fastening of islands, countertops, cabinets, sink tops or fixtures. G. move furniture, stored items, or any coverings, such as carpets or rugs, in order to inspect the concealed floor structure. H. move suspended-ceiling tiles. I. inspect or move any household appliances. J. inspect or operate equipment housed in the garage, except as otherwise noted. K. verify or certify the proper operation of any pressure-activated auto-reverse or related safety feature of a garage door. L. operate or evaluate any security bar release and opening mechanisms, whether interior or exterior, including their compliance with local, state or federal standards. M. operate any system, appliance or component that requires the use of special keys, codes, combinations or devices. N. operate or evaluate self-cleaning oven cycles, tilt guards/latches, or signal lights. O. inspect microwave ovens or test leakage from microwave ovens. P. operate or examine any sauna, steamgenerating equipment, kiln, toaster, ice maker, coffee maker, can opener, bread warmer, blender, instant hot-water dispenser, or other small, ancillary appliances or devices. Q. inspect elevators. R. inspect remote controls. S. inspect appliances. T. inspect items not permanently installed. U. discover firewall compromises. V. inspect pools, spas or fountains. W. determine the adequacy of whirlpool or spa jets, water force, or bubble effects. X. determine the structural integrity or leakage of pools or spas.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
$
Credit
Comment
10.1.1 - Doors

Difficult to Open and Close

One or more doors were difficult to open or close because of carpet. Recommend that a qualified person maintain, repair or replace door(s) as necessary.

Contractor Qualified Professional

11 - Kitchen, Bathrroms and Laundry

IN NI NP D
11.1 Kitchen Appliances X
11.2 Garbage Disposal X
11.3 Countertops & Cabinets X
11.4 Bathroom X X
Kitchen Appliances : Dishwasher Brand
Samsung
Kitchen Appliances : Exhaust Hood Type
Re-circulate
Kitchen Appliances : Refrigerator Brand
Samsung
Kitchen Appliances : Range/Oven Brand
Samsung
Kitchen Appliances : Range/Oven Energy Source
Electric
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Wood
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Granite
General Limitations

The following items are not included in this inspection: household appliances such as stoves, ovens, cook tops, ranges, warming ovens, griddles, broilers, dishwashers, trash compactors, refrigerators, freezers, ice makers, hot water dispensers and water filters; appliance timers, clocks, cook functions, self and/or continuous cleaning operations, thermostat or temperature control accuracy, and lights. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not provide an estimate of the remaining life of appliances, and does not determine the adequacy of operation of appliances. The inspector does not note appliance manufacturers, models or serial numbers and does not determine if appliances are subject to recalls. Areas and components behind and obscured by appliances are inaccessible and excluded from this inspection.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
$
Credit
Comment
11.4.1 - Bathroom

Caulking

Areas around the bathtub are missing caulk and need to be resealed to prevent water penetration. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
$
Credit
Comment
11.4.2 - Bathroom

Sink Drains Slowly

Bathroom sink drains slowly. Drain may be clogged or damaged. Recommend fixing or replacing by qualified professional. 

Contractor Qualified Professional