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1234 Main St.
Pawtucket Rhode Island 02860-2523
04/18/2018 9:00AM

Sample agent
agent

Agent Name

Agency Name
122
Items Inspected
38
Recommendation
19
Safety hazard

1 - Inspection Details

IN NI NP O
Age of Property
27
In Attendance
Client
Number of Bedrooms
3
Number of Bathrooms
2
Occupancy
Furnished
Square Footage
1028
Style
Ranch
Temperature (approximate)
75 Fahrenheit (F)
Type of Building
Single Family
Weather Conditions
Clear
Orientation Reference
.

Any references to locations inside and outside of the house are orientated as if you were looking at the front of the house.

Not Inspected
Smoke Detectors

The Town/City Fire Marshall will inspect and determine the location of all smoke detectors prior to issuing a Certificate of Occupancy.

Not Inspected
Carbon Monoxide Detectors

The Town/City Fire Marshall will inspect and determine the location of all carbon monoxide detectors prior to issuing a Certificate of Occupancy.

1. Definitions and Scope

1.1 A general home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of a residential property (as delineated below), performed for a fee, which is designed to identify defects within specific systems and components defined by these Standards that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector. The scope of work may be modified by the Client and Inspector prior to the inspection process.

I.      The general home inspection is based on the observations made on the date of the inspection, and not a prediction of future conditions.

II.      The general home inspection will not reveal every issue that exists or ever could exist, but only those material defects observed on the date of the inspection.


1.2. A material defect is a specific issue with a system or component of a residential property that may have a significant, adverse impact on the value of the property, or that poses an unreasonable risk to people. The fact
that a system or component is near, at, or beyond tend of its normal, useful life is not, in itself, a material defect.

1.3. A general home inspection report shall identify, in written format, defects within specific systems and components defined by these Standards that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector. Inspection reports may include additional comments and recommendations.

2. Limitations, Exceptions & Exclusions

2.1. Limitations:

I.   An inspection is not technically exhaustive.
II.   An inspection will not identify concealed or latent defects.
III.   An inspection will not deal with aesthetic concerns or what could be deemed matters of taste, cosmetic defects, etc.
IV.   An inspection will not determine the suitability of the property for any use.
V.   An inspection does not determine the market value of the property or its marketability.
VI.   An inspection does not determine the insurability of the property.
VII.   An inspection does not determine the
advisability or inadvisability of the purchase of the inspected property.
VIII.   An inspection does not determine the life expectancy of the property or any components or systems therein.
IX.   An inspection does not include items not permanently installed.
X.   This Standards of Practice applies only to properties with four or fewer residential units and their attached garages and carports.

2.2. Exclusions:

I. The inspector is not required to determine:

A.   property boundary lines or encroachments.
B.   the condition of any component or system that is not readily accessible.
C.  the service life expectancy of any component or system.
D.  the size, capacity, BTU, performance or efficiency of any component or system.
E.   the cause or reason of any condition.
F.   the cause for the need of correction, repair or replacement of any system or component.
G.  future conditions.
H.  compliance with codes or regulations.
I.    the presence of evidence of rodents, birds,animals, insects, or other pests.
J.   the presence of mold, mildew or fungus.
K.   the presence of airborne hazards, including radon.
L.   the air quality.
M.  the existence of environmental hazards, including lead paint, asbestos or toxic drywall.
N.  the existence of electromagnetic fields. O.  any hazardous waste conditions.
P.   any manufacturers' recalls or conformance with manufacturer installation, or any information included for consumer protection purposes.
Q.  acoustical properties.
R.  correction, replacement or repair cost estimates.
S.  estimates of the cost to operate any given system.

II.
The inspector is not required to operate: 

A.   any system that is shut down.
B.   any system that does not function properly.
C.  or evaluate low-voltage electrical systems, such as, but not limited to:
      1. phone lines;
      2. cable lines;
      3. satellite dishes;
      4. antennae;
      5. lights; or
      6. remote controls.
D.  any system that does not turn on with the use of normal operating controls.
E.   any shut-off valves or manual stop valves.

F.   any electrical disconnect or over-current protection devices.
G.  any alarm systems.
H.  moisture meters, gas detectors or similar equipment.


III. The inspector is not required to:
A.   move any personal items or other obstructions, such as, but not limited to:  throw rugs, carpeting, wall coverings, furniture, ceiling tiles,window coverings, equipment, plants, ice,debris, snow, water, dirt, pets, or anything else that might restrict the visual inspection.
B.   dismantle, open or uncover any system or component.
C.  enter or access any area that may, in the inspector's opinion, be unsafe.
D.  enter crawlspaces or other areas that may be unsafe or not readily accessible.
E.   inspect underground items, such as, but not limited to: lawn-irrigation systems, or underground storage tanks (or indications of their presence), whether abandoned or actively used.
F.   do anything that may, in the inspector's opinion, be unsafe or dangerous to him/herself or others, or damage property, such as, but not limited to: walking on roof surfaces, climbing ladders, entering attic spaces, or negotiating with pets.
G.  inspect decorative items.
H.  inspect common elements or areas in multi-unit housing.
I.    inspect intercoms, speaker systems or security systems.
J.   offer guarantees or warranties.
K.   offer or perform any engineering services.  

L.   offer or perform any trade or professional service other than general home inspection.
M.  research the history of the property, or report on its potential for alteration, modification, extendibility or suitability for a specific or proposed use for occupancy.
N.  determine the age of construction or installation of any system, structure or component of a building, or differentiate between original construction and subsequent additions, improvements, renovations or replacements.
O.  determine the insurability of a property.

P.   perform or offer Phase 1 or environmental audits.
Q.  inspect any system or component that is not included in these Standards.




  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations

2 - Roof

IN NI NP O
2.1 General X X
2.2 Coverings X X
2.3 Gutters/Downspouts X X
2.4 Flashings X X
2.5 Chimneys X X
2.6 Skylights X
2.7 Vent Stacks X X
General: Inspection Method
Binoculars, Ground, Ladder, Camera, Walk Roof
General: Number of Layers
One
General: Roof Type/Style
Gable
Coverings: Material
Asphalt
Gutters/Downspouts: Gutters/Downspouts Material
Seamless Aluminum
Flashings: Material
Aluminum
Chimneys: Material
Brick

I. The inspector shall inspect from ground level or the eaves:

A. the roof-covering materials;

B. the gutters;

C. the downspouts;

D. the vents, flashing, skylights, chimney, and other roof penetrations; and

E. the general structure of the roof from the readily accessible panels, doors or stairs.

II. The inspector shall describe:

A. the type of roof-covering materials.

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

A. observed indications of active roof leaks.

IV. The inspector is not required to:

A. walk on any roof surface.

B. predict the service life expectancy.

C. inspect underground downspout diverter drainage pipes.

D. remove snow, ice, debris or other conditions that prohibit the observation of the roof surfaces.

E. move insulation.

F. inspect antennae, satellite dishes, lightning arresters, de-icing equipment, or similar attachments.

G. walk on any roof areas that appear, in the inspectors opinion, to be unsafe.

H. walk on any roof areas if doing so might, in the inspector's opinion, cause damage.

I. perform a water test.

J. warrant or certify the roof.

K. confirm proper fastening or installation of any roof-covering material.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
2.2.1 - Coverings

Damaged (General)

Shingles are starting to loose their granules in multiple locations on the roof.  

Recommend replacing damaged shingles.

Roof Roofing Professional
2.2.2 - Coverings

Discoloration

Roof shingles were discolored, which can be caused by moisture, rust or soot. Recommend a qualified roofing contractor evaluate and remedy with a roof cleaning or repair. 

Here is a helpful article on common roof stains. 

Mop Cleaning Service
2.2.3 - Coverings

Moss/Lichen

Moss and Lichen are growing on the roof which tend to displace the granules on the shingles and reduce the life span of the roof.

Recommend gently cleaning the roof to avoid damaging the shingles by a qualified professional.

Mop Cleaning Service
2.2.4 - Coverings

Ponding

Observed ponding in one or more areas of roof. Ponding can lead to accelerated erosion and deterioration. Recommend a qualified roofing contractor evaluate and repair. 

Roof Roofing Professional
2.2.5 - Coverings

Shingles Cracked/Broken/Curling

Roof had cracked/broken tiles. Recommend a qualified roof contractor repair or replace to prevent moisture intrusion and/or mold. 

Roof Roofing Professional
2.2.6 - Coverings

Shingles Missing

There are sections of the roof where shingles are missing. Recommend qualified roofing contractor evaluate and repair. 

Roof Roofing Professional
2.3.1 - Gutters/Downspouts

Debris

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

Here is a DIY resource for cleaning your gutters. 

Mop Cleaning Service
2.3.2 - Gutters/Downspouts

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 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. 

Wrench DIY
2.3.3 - Gutters/Downspouts

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. 

Gutter Gutter Contractor
2.4.1 - Flashings

Loose/Separated

Flashings observed to be loose or separated, which can lead to water intrusion and/or mold. 

Siding Siding Contractor
2.5.1 - Chimneys

Chimney - Brick/Mortar - Damage

Bricks show signs of cracking or deterioration.  Recommend repair or replacement by a qualified professional.

Fireplace Chimney Repair Contractor
2.5.2 - Chimneys

Chimney Cap - Damaged/Missing

The chimney cap has evidence of repairs to it.  There is sealant in several places on the cap.  After time, the sealant will crack and exposing the cap again to the weather elements.

Recommend periodic maintenance.

Fireplace Chimney Repair Contractor
2.5.3 - Chimneys

Chimney - Cover

There is no chimney cover to protect the chimney flue from weather elements and to prevent animals from entering chimney.  Recommend installing one.


Sample Chimney Cap

Fireplace Chimney Repair Contractor
2.7.1 - Vent Stacks

Vents/Vent Stack
Roof

The vent stack's boot seal is damaged/missing.


Roof Roofing Professional

3 - Exterior

IN NI NP O
3.1 Walkways, Patios & Driveways X X
3.2 Foundation X X
3.3 Stairs & Railings X
3.4 Exterior Doors X
3.5 Door Bells X X
3.6 Eaves, Soffits & Fascia X X
3.7 Siding, Flashing & Trim X X
3.8 Windows X X
3.9 Decks, Balconies, Porches & Stairs X
3.10 Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls X
3.11 Electrical X X
3.12 Venting X X
3.13 Fuel Source X
3.14 Septic/Cesspool X
3.15 Bulkhead X X
Inspection Method
Visual
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Driveway Material
Asphalt
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Patio
Concrete
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Walkways
Concrete
Foundation: Material
Concrete
Exterior Doors: Exterior Entry Door
Glass, Steel, Storm Door, Wood, Sliding Glass Door
Door Bells: Location
Rear Door
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Aluminum, Shingles, Vinyl
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Style
Channel, Clapboard
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Stairs: Appurtenance
Balcony
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Stairs: Material
Composite, Wood
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Stairs: Stairs
Wood
Electrical: Electrical Components
Door Lamps, Walkway Lamp, Low Voltage Lamps, Receptacles, GFCI Receptacles, Motion Detector Lights, Spot Lights
Venting: Vent Types
Dryer Vent
Fuel Source: Fuel Source
Gas Meter, Oil Fill, Propane
Septic/Cesspool: Location
None Present
Bulkhead: Material
Metal
Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls: Snow

Recent snowfall has covered the vegetation and landscaping around the house therefore making it difficult to assess drainage conditions

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 drain fields or dry wells.

P. determine the integrity of multiple-pane window glazing or thermal window seals.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
3.1.1 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Driveway Trip Hazard

Trip hazards observed. Patch or repair recommended.

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

Walkway Cracking - Major

Major cracks observed. Recommend concrete contractor evaluate and correct to prevent trip hazard & preserve appearance.

Contractor Qualified Professional
3.2.1 - Foundation

Water Intrusion

Water intrusion was evident on the surface of the floor slab or in the basement/crawlspace. This can compromise the soil's ability to stabilize the structure and could cause damage. Recommend a qualified contractor identify the source of moisture and remedy. 

Foundation Foundation Contractor
3.5.1 - Door Bells

Doorbell - Missing/Damaged

The door bell is damaged at the rear door.

Contractor Qualified Professional
3.6.1 - Eaves, Soffits & Fascia

Fascia - Damaged

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

Contractor Qualified Professional
3.7.1 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Warping/Buckling/Separation

Vinyl siding was warping, buckling or separating in areas. 

  • This is often as a result of nailing siding boards too tight to the home, preventing expansion/contraction.
  • Incomplete nailing of siding to boards.
  • Wind damage.

Recommend a qualified siding contractor evaluate and repair.

Siding Siding Contractor
3.8.1 - Windows

Broken Glass

Broken window panes were observed.  Recommend repair or replacement by a qualified professional.

Contractor Qualified Professional
3.12.1 - Venting

Vent Condition

Vent is not installed properly.

Contractor Qualified Professional

4 - Cooling System - A/C

IN NI NP O
4.1 General X X
4.2 Dehumidifier X
General: Age of Unit
10
General: Brand
Trane
General: Temperature below 65

Air conditioner units are not tested when outside temperature is below 65.

I. The inspector shall inspect:
A.   the cooling system, using normal operating controls.

II. The inspector shall describe:
A.   the location of the thermostat for the cooling system; and
B.   the cooling method.

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

A.   any cooling system that did not operate; and
B.   if the cooling system was deemed inaccessible. 

IV. The inspector is not required to:
A.   determine the uniformity, temperature, flow, balance, distribution, size, capacity, BTU, or supply adequacy of the cooling system.
B.   inspect portable window units, through-wall units, or electronic air filters.
C.  operate equipment or systems if the exterior temperature is below 65 Fahrenheit, or when other circumstances are not conducive to safe operation or may damage the equipment.
D.  inspect or determine thermostat calibration, cooling anticipation, or automatic setbacks or clocks.
E.   examine electrical current, coolant fluids or gases, or coolant leakage.


  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
4.1.1 - General

Refrigerant Line - Insulation

Insulation covering pipe is damaged. Recommended replacing. 

Th Heating and Cooling Contractor

5 - Kitchen

IN NI NP O
5.1 Ceiling X
5.2 Floors X
5.3 Walls X X
5.4 Windows X
5.5 Countertops & Cabinets X
5.6 Sink X X
5.7 Dishwasher X X
5.8 Refrigerator X
5.9 Range/Oven/Cooktop X
5.10 Garbage Disposal X X
5.11 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
5.12 GFCI Receptical X
5.13 Built-in Microwave X
5.14 Exhaust Hood X
Ceiling: Material
Plaster, Drywall
Floors: Floor Coverings
Linoleum, Tile
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall, Plaster
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Andersen
Windows: Window Type
Double-hung
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Laminate, Wood
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Composite
Dishwasher: Brand
Frigidaire
Refrigerator: Brand
Frigidaire
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Brand
Viking
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Energy Source
Gas
Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles: Light Fixtures
Ceiling Fan, Over Sink, Eating Area, Flush Mounted
Built-in Microwave: Brand
Maytag
Exhaust Hood: Exhaust Hood Type
Vented
Exhaust Hood: Exhaust Hood/Vent - Brand
Kenmore
Sink: Water Temperature
130

Refer to chart for time that it takes for skin to burn.

Dishwasher: Dishwasher - Dishes present

Dish washer was not run, dishes were present in unit.

10.1 The inspector shall inspect:

F. installed ovens, ranges, surface cooking appliances, microwave ovens, dish-washing 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
  • O = Observations
5.3.1 - Walls

Nail Pops

Protruding nail heads visible at the time of the inspection appeared to be the result of contact with moisture. After the source of moisture is located and corrected, protruding nails should be removed, drywall re-fastened and the drywall finished to match the existing wall surfaces. All work should be performed by a qualified drywall or painting contractor.

Putty knife Drywall Contractor
5.7.1 - Dishwasher

Electrical Connection

Dishwasher was improperly wired.

GFCI receptacle is required. 

Electric Electrical Contractor
5.11.1 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Reverse Polarity

One or more receptacles have been wired with reverse polarity. This can create a shock hazard. Recommend licensed electrician evaluate & repair.

Electric Electrical Contractor

6 - Stairs

IN NI NP O
6.1 General X
6.2 Steps, Stairways & Railings X X
6.3 Ceiling & Walls X
6.4 Windows X
General: Location
To Basement, To Second Floor
Windows: Brand
Paradigm
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
6.2.1 - Steps, Stairways & Railings

Hand Rail - Missing/Loose

Staircase had no handrails. This is a safety hazard. Recommend a qualified professional install a handrail.

Contractor Qualified Professional

7 - Dining Room

IN NI NP O
7.1 Ceilings X
7.2 Walls X
7.3 Floors X
7.4 Windows X
7.5 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
7.6 Heat - A/C X
7.7 Doors X
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Plaster, Drywall
Walls: Wall Material
Wallpaper
Floors: Floor Coverings
Bamboo
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Andersen
Windows: Window Type
Casement
Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles: Fixtures
Chandelier
Heat - A/C: Delivery Type
Baseboard Heat
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations

8 - Living Room

IN NI NP O
8.1 Ceilings X X
8.2 Walls X X
8.3 Floors X
8.4 Windows X X
8.5 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
8.6 Doors X
8.7 Heat - A/C X
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Plaster, Drywall
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall, Plaster
Floors: Floor Coverings
Bamboo
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Marvin
Windows: Window Type
Double-hung
Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles: Light Fixtures
Track lights
Doors: Type
None
Heat - A/C: Delivery Type
Register
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
8.1.1 - Ceilings

Severe Damage

Severe ceiling damage observed. Recommend a qualified drywall or structural engineer evaluate and advise. 

Putty knife Drywall Contractor
8.2.1 - Walls

Minor Wall Cracking

Minor size cracks were observed on the wall.  Recommend repair by a qualified professional.

Putty knife Drywall Contractor
8.4.1 - Windows

Damaged

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


Tilt latches are broken.

Window Window Repair and Installation Contractor

9 - Master Bedroom

IN NI NP O
9.1 General X
9.2 Ceilings X
9.3 Walls X
9.4 Floors X X
9.5 Windows X
9.6 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
9.7 Heat - A/C X
9.8 Doors X
General: Location
Second Floor
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Plaster, Drywall
Walls: Wall Material
Paneling
Floors: Floor Coverings
Hardwood
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Andersen
Windows: Window Type
Double-hung
Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles: Light Fixtures
Ceiling Fan
Heat - A/C: Delivery Type
Register
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
9.4.1 - Floors

Moderate Wear

Floors in the home exhibited moderate surface wear along major paths of travel. Recommend a qualified flooring contractor evaluate for possible re-finish. 

Flooring Flooring Contractor
9.6.1 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Ungrounded Receptacle

One or more receptacles are ungrounded. To eliminate safety hazards, all receptacles  should be grounded.

Electric Electrical Contractor

10 - Bathroom 1

IN NI NP O
10.1 General X
10.2 Ceiling X
10.3 Walls X
10.4 Floor X X
10.5 Windows X
10.6 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
10.7 Heat/Light/Vent X X
10.8 Toilet X X
10.9 Shower X X
10.10 Sink X X
10.11 GFCI - Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter X
10.12 Water Supply & Waste Distribution System X
10.13 Doors X
General: Location
1st. Floor
Ceiling: Material
Drop Ceiling
Walls: Material
Plaster, Drywall
Floor: Material
Wood
Windows: Window Manufacturer
None Present
Windows: Window Type
None Present
Heat/Light/Vent: Type
Heat, Vent, Light, Night Light
Shower: Material
Fiberglass, Cast Iron
Sink: Water Temperature
138

Refer to chart for safe temperatures.

Water Supply & Waste Distribution System: Waste Water Material
PVC
Water Supply & Waste Distribution System: Water Supply Material
Copper
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
10.2.1 - Ceiling

Stains

Stains were observed on the ceiling.  Recommend cleaning or replacing damaged section of ceiling.

Contractor Qualified Professional
10.4.1 - Floor

Floor Condition

The floor is deteriorated or severely. Recommend replacing that section of flooring and sub floor by a qualified professional.

Contractor Qualified Professional
10.7.1 - Heat/Light/Vent

Unit needs cleaning

The Heat/Vent unit needs cleaning.

Wrench DIY
10.9.1 - Shower

Grout Cracking

Grout is cracked in several locations. Recommend repair/replacement to avoid water damage. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
10.10.1 - Sink

Water Temperature

Water temperature recorded at 147 degrees.

Recommend lowering the temperature of the water at the water heater.

Wrench DIY

11 - Pests

IN NI NP O
11.1 Observations X X
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
11.1.1 - Observations

Evidence Of Wood Destroying Organisms (WDO)

There is evidence of wood destroying organisms such as termites, carpenter ants, carpenter bees, or powder post beetles. 

Recommended a qualified professional evaluate and eliminate WDO as necessary. 

Pest control Pest Control Pro

12 - Fireplace(s)

IN NI NP O
12.1 Fireplace X X
Location
1st floor
Type
Wood

I. The inspector shall inspect:

A.   readily accessible and visible portions of the fireplaces and chimneys;
B.   lintels above the fireplace openings;
C.  damper doors by opening and closing them, if readily accessible and manually operable; and
D.  cleanout doors and frames. 

II. The inspector shall describe:
A.   the type of fireplace.

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

A.   evidence of joint separation, damage or deterioration of the hearth, hearth extension or chambers;
B.   manually operated dampers that did not open and close;
C.  the lack of a smoke detector in the same room as the fireplace;
D.  the lack of a carbon-monoxide detector in the same room as the fireplace; and
E.   clean-outs not made of metal, pre-cast cement, or other non-combustible material.

IV. The inspector is not required to:

A.   inspect the flue or vent system.
B.   inspect the interior of chimneys or flues, fire doors or screens, seals or gaskets, or mantels.
C.  determine the need for a chimney sweep. D.  operate gas fireplace inserts.
E.   light pilot flames.
F.   determine the appropriateness of any installation.
G.  inspect automatic fuel-fed devices.
H.  inspect combustion and/or make-up air devices.
I.    inspect heat-distribution assists, whether gravity- controlled or fan-assisted.
J.   ignite or extinguish fires.
K.   determine the adequacy of drafts or draft characteristics.
L.   move fireplace inserts, stoves or firebox contents.
M.  perform a smoke test.
N.  dismantle or remove any component.
O.  perform a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)-style inspection.

P.   perform a Phase I fireplace and chimney inspection.



  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
12.1.1 - Fireplace

Face

The face or front of the fireplace has cracks or missing/damaged mortar.  Recommend repair by a qualified professional.

Fire Fireplace Contractor
12.1.2 - Fireplace

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

13 - Basement, Crawlspace & Structure

IN NI NP O
13.1 General X
13.2 Ceiling Structure X
13.3 Wall Structure X
13.4 Floor Structure X X
13.5 Windows X
13.6 Electrical X
13.7 Vapor Retarders (Crawlspace or Basement) X
13.8 Stairs & Landing X X
13.9 Doors X
13.10 Structural Support X
General: Basement Type
Full Basement - Empty
General: Inspection Method
Visual
Ceiling Structure: Material
Wood Beams
Wall Structure: Wall Material
Concrete
Floor Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Concrete
Floor Structure: Sub-floor
N/A
Windows: Type
N/A

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 sheet-rock cracks, brick cracks, out-of-square door frames, and unleveled 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
  • O = Observations
13.4.1 - Floor Structure

Standing Water

Observed signs that standing water may have been present on basement floor. Recommend a qualified contractor evaluate and find potential source of moisture. 

13.8.1 - Stairs & Landing

Hand Rail

There is no handrail present in the stairwell. Recommend installing one by a qualified professional.

Contractor Qualified Professional
13.10.1 - Structural Support

Center Support

The main Center support being is being supported by a brick column. The brick column is starting to deteriorate. Recommend repair by a qualified professional

Contractor Qualified Professional

14 - Electrical

IN NI NP O
14.1 Service Entrance Conductors X X
14.2 Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device X X
Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Overhead, Aluminum, 120 Volts
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Main Panel Location
Basement
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Capacity
90 AMP
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Wiring Method
Romex
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Manufacturer
Square D
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Sub Panel Location
Hallway

I. The inspector shall inspect:

A. the service drop;

B. the overhead service conductors and attachment point;

C. the service head, goose-neck 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. panel-boards 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 service entrance 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 panel-board, sub-panels, distribution panel-boards, or electrical fixtures.

B. operate electrical systems that are shut down.

C. remove panel-board 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 time-controlled devices.

K. verify the service ground.

L. inspect private or emergency electrical supply sources, including, but not limited to: generators, windmills, photo-voltaic 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
  • O = Observations
14.1.1 - Service Entrance Conductors

Frayed Sheathing

Wires on service entrance are damaged or frayed. Recommend contacting your electric utility company or a qualified electrician to evaluate and repair. 

Electric Electrical Contractor
14.1.2 - Service Entrance Conductors

Not Enough Clearance

Service drop overhead wires are too low, not giving enough clearance above roof. Recommend contacting your local electric utility company or qualified electrician to see if they can correct. 

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

Double Taps

Double taps on the circuit breakers were observed. Recommend a license electrician repair or replace breakers

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

Water/Rust

Water has penetrated the electrical panel.  Recommend an electrical contractor evaluate the condition of the panel. 

Electric Electrical Contractor

15 - Plumbing

IN NI NP O
15.1 General X
15.2 Main Water Shut-off Device X
15.3 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X X
15.4 Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures X
15.5 Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents X
15.6 Natural Gas X
15.7 Sump Pump X
General: Filters
None
General: Water Source
Public
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Drain Size
4"
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Material
ABS
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Distribution Material
Copper, Pex
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Water Supply Material
Copper
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Age of Unit
12

Manufacture Date:

Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Capacity
40 gallons
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Location
Basement
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Power Source/Type
Gas
Sump Pump: Location
None Present
Main Water Shut-off Device: Location
Basement, Closet
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: 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. 

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, back flow prevention or drain-stop devices.

L. determine whether there are sufficient clean outs 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
  • O = Observations
15.3.1 - Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems

Sink - Poor Drainage

Sink had slow/poor drainage. Recommend a qualified plumber repair.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
15.5.1 - Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents

Corrosion

Corrosion was noted at the burn chamber or pipe fittings. Recommend a qualified plumber evaluate for repair/replacement.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
15.5.2 - Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents

Temperature Pressure Relief Valve

Water heater is lacking the TPR value discharge pipe.  The pipe is to end no more that 24" from the floor. 

Pipes Plumbing Contractor

16 - Heating System

IN NI NP O
16.1 Manufacturer X
16.2 Fuel Source X
16.3 Heat Distribution Type X
16.4 Venting X
16.5 Chimney X X
Location
Basement
Manufacturer: Age of unit
30
Manufacturer: Manufacturer
Concord
Fuel Source: Fuel Source
Natural Gas
Heat Distribution Type: Distribution
Forced Hot Water

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
  • O = Observations
16.5.1 - Chimney

Brick condition

Chimney bricks are starting to deteriorate.  Recommend repair by a qualified professional.

Fireplace Chimney Repair Contractor

17 - Attic

IN NI NP O
17.1 Attic Insulation X X
17.2 Ventilation X X
17.3 Roof Structure & Attic X
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Batt
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Gable Vents
Roof Structure & Attic: Attic Construction
Trusses
Roof Structure & Attic: Material
Wood

I. The inspector shall inspect: 

A. insulation in unfinished spaces, including attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas; 

B. ventilation of unfinished spaces, including attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas; and 

C. mechanical exhaust systems in the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry area. 

II. The inspector shall describe: 

A. the type of insulation observed; and 

B. the approximate average depth of insulation observed at the unfinished attic floor area or roof structure. 

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

A. the general absence of insulation or ventilation in unfinished spaces. 

IV. The inspector is not required to: 

A. enter the attic or any unfinished spaces that are not readily accessible, or where entry could cause damage or, in the inspector's opinion, pose a safety hazard. 

B. move, touch or disturb insulation. 

C. move, touch or disturb vapor retarders. 

D. break or otherwise damage the surface finish or weather seal on or around access panels or covers. 

E. identify the composition or R-value of insulation material. 

F. activate thermostatically operated fans. 

G. determine the types of materials used in insulation or wrapping of pipes, ducts, jackets, boilers or wiring. 

H. determine the adequacy of ventilation.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
17.1.1 - Attic Insulation

Insufficient Insulation

Insulation depth was inadequate. Recommend a qualified attic insulation contractor install additional insulation.

House construction Insulation Contractor
17.2.1 - Ventilation

Bathroom Vent Into Attic

The bathroom vent is venting into the attic.

Contractor Qualified Professional

18 - Garage

IN NI NP O
18.1 Ceiling X
18.2 Floor X
18.3 Walls & Firewalls X X
18.4 Garage Door X
18.5 Garage Door Opener X X
18.6 Occupant Door (From garage to inside of home) X
18.7 Electrical X
Location
Attached
Garage Door: Material
Metal
Garage Door: Type
Roll-Up
Garage Door Opener: Type of Door Opener
Automatic
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
18.3.1 - Walls & Firewalls

Firewall Not Up To Code

Firewall separating the home and garage is not compliant with modern building standards. Firewalls should be built with materials to prevent the spreading of a fire into the home living space. Recommend a qualified contractor evaluate and bring firewall up to standards. 

Link for more info. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
18.3.2 - Walls & Firewalls

Insufficient Drywall Thickness

Drywall separating home and garage is 1/2-inch in thickness. Not less than 5/8-inch drywall is required by modern building code. 

Link for more info. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
18.5.1 - Garage Door Opener

Broken

The interior garage door opener is damaged.  Recommend repair or replacement of unit. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
18.7.1 - Electrical

Ungrounded receptacle

Contractor Qualified Professional