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1234 Main St.
Boise, ID 83702
11/21/2019 9:00AM

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Agency Name
22
Recommendation
4
Safety hazard

1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
Client, Client's Agent
Occupancy
Occupied, Furnished
Style
Multi-level
Temperature (approximate)
80 Fahrenheit (F)
Type of Building
Detached, Single Family
Weather Conditions
Clear, Dry

2 - Roof

IN NI NP D
2.1 Coverings X
2.2 Roof Drainage Systems X X
2.3 Flashings X
2.4 Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations X X
Inspection Method
Roof
Roof Type/Style
Gable
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Aluminum
Flashings: Material
Aluminum
Coverings: Material
Asphalt

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
  • D = Deficiencies
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2.2.1 - Roof Drainage Systems

Downspouts Drain Near House

One or more downspouts drain too close to the home's foundation. This can result in excessive moisture in the soil at the foundation, which can lead to foundation/structural movement. Recommend a qualified contractor adjust downspout extensions to drain at least 6 feet from the foundation. 

Here is a helpful DIY link and video on draining water flow away from your house. 

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2.2.2 - Roof Drainage Systems

Downspouts Missing

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

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2.4.1 - Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations

Chimney chase deterioration

There is deterioration to the wood siding and trim at both wood chimney chases. Recommend repair or replacement of deteriorated wood. Increasing clearance from the wood siding to the roof covering would help to prevent future deterioration.

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3 - Exterior

IN NI NP D
3.1 Siding, Flashing & Trim X X
3.2 Exterior Doors X
3.3 Walkways, Patios & Driveways X
3.4 Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps X X
3.5 Eaves, Soffits & Fascia X
3.6 Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls X X
Inspection Method
Attic Access
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Style
Beveled, Stucco or similar
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Material
Wood, Concrete
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Driveway Material
Concrete
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Engineered Wood, Stucco
Exterior Doors: Exterior Entry Door
Wood
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Appurtenance
Front Porch, Retaining Wall, Deck, Patio

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the exterior wall-covering materials, flashing and trim; B. all exterior doors; C. adjacent walkways and driveways; D. stairs, steps, stoops, stairways and ramps; E. porches, patios, decks, balconies and carports; F. railings, guards and handrails; G. the eaves, soffits and fascia; H. a representative number of windows; and I. vegetation, surface drainage, retaining walls and grading of the property, where they may adversely affect the structure due to moisture intrusion. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the type of exterior wall-covering materials. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. any improper spacing between intermediate balusters, spindles and rails. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. inspect or operate screens, storm windows, shutters, awnings, fences, outbuildings, or exterior accent lighting. B. inspect items that are not visible or readily accessible from the ground, including window and door flashing. C. inspect or identify geological, geotechnical, hydrological or soil conditions. D. inspect recreational facilities or playground equipment. E. inspect seawalls, breakwalls or docks. F. inspect erosion-control or earth-stabilization measures. G. inspect for safety-type glass. H. inspect underground utilities. I. inspect underground items. J. inspect wells or springs. K. inspect solar, wind or geothermal systems. L. inspect swimming pools or spas. M. inspect wastewater treatment systems, septic systems or cesspools. N. inspect irrigation or sprinkler systems. O. inspect drainfields or dry wells. P. determine the integrity of multiple-pane window glazing or thermal window seals.

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

Hole needs sealing

There is a hole in the siding at the rear of the home where a conduit passes through recommend sealing to prevent pest intrusion.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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3.4.1 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Multiple large drops without railings

At the terraced backyard section there are multiple large drop offs without railings. These could present a safety hazard especially to young children.

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3.4.2 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Unsecured blocks comprise retaining wall

One or more retaining walls were comprised of concrete blocks that were not secured together. These blocks can topple if leaned or walked upon and could result in injury. Recommend securing blocks together.

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3.4.3 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Deck railing loose

There are multiple loose fasteners at the deck railing.  These need to be re-secured.

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3.6.1 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Vegetation in contact with structure

Vegetation was in contact with a structure in one or more locations. This can trap moisture against the structure and can be a path for wood destroying organisms. Recommend pruning vegetation away from the structure by a minimum of 12 inches.

Wrench DIY

4 - Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure

IN NI NP D
4.1 Foundation X
4.2 Basements & Crawlspaces X
4.3 Floor Structure X
4.4 Wall Structure X
4.5 Ceiling Structure X
Inspection Method
Attic Access
Foundation: Material
Concrete
Floor Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Concrete
Floor Structure: Material
Concrete, Slab
Floor Structure: Sub-floor
Inaccessible

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

5 - Heating

IN NI NP D
5.1 Equipment X X
5.2 Normal Operating Controls X
5.3 Distribution Systems X
5.4 Presence of Installed Heat Source in Each Room X
Equipment: Energy Source
Natural Gas
Equipment: Heat Type
Gas-Fired Heat, Forced Air, Heat Pump
Distribution Systems: Ductwork
Non-insulated
AFUE Rating
80-85% (mid-efficiency)

AFUE (Annual fuel utilization efficiency) is a metric used to measure furnace efficiency in converting fuel to energy. A higher AFUE rating means greater energy efficiency. 90% or higher meets the Department of Energy's Energy Star program standard.

Equipment: Brand
Carrier
Equipment: Heat pump - consult with sellers

There is an auxiliary ductless mini split heat pump providing HVAC to two basement bedrooms. At the time of the inspection one remote was not operational, and the other remote seemed to operate the unit in the other room.  Please consult with the sellers to confirm functionality of this unit, and to determine proper operating procedures. 

Equipment: Furnace age

According to the data plate, the furnace was manufactured in 2012. The typical life expectancy of a gas furnace is approximately 15 years.

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
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5.1.1 - Equipment

Filter Dirty

The furnace filter is dirty and needs to be replaced every 6 months.

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5.1.2 - Equipment

Needs Servicing/Cleaning

Furnace should be cleaned and serviced annually. Recommend a qualified HVAC contractor clean, service and certify furnace.

Here is a resource on the importance of furnace maintenance.

6 - Cooling

IN NI NP D
6.1 Cooling Equipment X
6.2 Normal Operating Controls X
6.3 Distribution System X
6.4 Presence of Installed Cooling Source in Each Room X
Cooling Equipment: Energy Source/Type
Electric
Cooling Equipment: Location
Exterior North, Exterior East
Distribution System: Configuration
Split
Cooling Equipment: Brand
Carrier
Cooling Equipment: SEER Rating
13 SEER

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

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

Cooling Equipment: AC unit age

Based upon the serial number, it appears that the outdoor AC condensing unit was manufactured in 2012. The average life expectancy of these units is approximately 15 to 20 years.

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
  • D = Deficiencies

7 - Plumbing

IN NI NP D
7.1 Main Water Shut-off Device X
7.2 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X
7.3 Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures X X
7.4 Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents X
7.5 Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems X
7.6 Sump Pump X
Filters
None
Water Source
Public
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Drain Size
2"
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Material
ABS
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Distribution Material
Pex
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Water Supply Material
Pex
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Capacity
75 gallons
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Location
Utility Room, Basement
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Power Source/Type
Gas
Main Water Shut-off Device: Location
Basement
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Whirlpool tub functioned

The whirlpool tub was tested and responded properly.

Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems: Main Gas Shut-off Location
Gas Meter
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Water heater age

According to the serial number, it appears that the water heater was manufactured in 2006. Be advised that the typical life expectancy of a water heater is approximately 8 to 12 years.

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. 

Irrigation system excluded

This home appeared to have an automatic in-ground irrigation system installed. These are specialized systems and fall outside the scope of a traditional home inspection. The irrigation system was therefore not evaluated.

Sump Pump not present.

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
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7.3.1 - Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures

Laundry sink not secured

The downstairs laundry room sink is not secured in place. Recommend securing to avoid damage to the attached plumbing from sink movement.

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7.3.2 - Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures

Tub spout loose

The tub spout in the master bathroom is loose and needs to be secured.

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7.3.3 - Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures

Water feature

A garden hose has been buried to supply makeup water to the water feature. At the time of the inspection this hose was running constantly. This is not a hose that is intended for burial, and may deteriorate and need replacement. You may also wish to consult with the sellers about operation of this water feature, as constant running of this hose would likely result in high water bills.

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7.3.4 - Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures

Damaged irrigation line

While the irrigation system is excluded from this report, as a courtesy it is noted that this irrigation line ruptured while the inspector was on site. This is adjacent to the front driveway.

Contractor Qualified Professional

8 - Electrical

IN NI NP D
8.1 Service Entrance Conductors X
8.2 Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device X
8.3 Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses X X
8.4 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X X
8.5 GFCI & AFCI X
8.6 Smoke Detectors X
8.7 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Capacity
200 AMP
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Manufacturer
Westinghouse
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Sub Panel Location
None.
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Branch Wire 15 and 20 AMP
Copper
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Wiring Method
Romex
Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Below Ground, 220 Volts, Aluminum
Home networking equipment not evaluated

This home appeared to have been installed with home networking wiring or equipment.   Home networking is specialty equipment that falls outside the scope of a traditional home inspection,  it was therefore not evaluated. 

Audio/video equipment excluded

This home was equipped with audio/video, home theater, or a surround sound type system. These are specialized systems that fall outside the scope of a typical home inspection, and it was excluded from this inspection.

Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Main Panel Location
Garage
Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles: Buttons don't correspond to function

The images on the buttons do not correspond to the actual functions for this remote control at the first bedroom on the right in the basement.

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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8.3.1 - Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses

AC breaker oversized

The installed air conditioner has a maximum allowable circuit breaker amperage of 40 amps. The installed circuit breaker is 60 amps. This means that an electrical malfunction could occur at the air conditioner and fail to trip the circuit breaker. This is a safety issue and should be corrected by a qualified electrician.

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8.3.2 - Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses

Damaged cover at AC shutoff

The plastic inner cover at the outdoor air conditioner shut off was damaged and fell out when the inspector opened the box. This exposed live electrical wiring and is a safety hazard. This damaged cover should be replaced.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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8.4.1 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Cover Plates Missing

One or more receptacles are missing a cover plate. This causes short and shock risk. Recommend installation of plates.
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8.4.2 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Loose switch

The switch mechanism at the downstairs bathroom moves around freely. Recommend replacement.

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9 - Fireplace

IN NI NP D
9.1 Vents, Flues & Chimneys X
9.2 Lintels X
9.3 Damper Doors X
9.4 Cleanout Doors & Frames X
Type
Gas
Gas Supply Shut Off
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.

Cleanout Doors & Frames not present.

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

10 - Attic, Insulation & Ventilation

IN NI NP D
10.1 Attic Insulation X
10.2 Vapor Retarders (Crawlspace or Basement) X
10.3 Ventilation X
10.4 Exhaust Systems X X
10.5 Attic/roof structure X X
Dryer Power Source
220 Electric
Dryer Vent
Metal (Flex)
Flooring Insulation
None
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Fiberglass, Blown
Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Fans
Fan Only, Fan with Light
Attic Insulation: R-value
22
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Ridge Vents, Soffit Vents, Gable Vents, Thermostatically Controlled Fan

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
  • D = Deficiencies
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10.4.1 - Exhaust Systems

Fan did not respond

One or more exhaust fans did not respond. This could lead to non-exhausted moisture and heat, which can cause issues such as mold growth, or deterioration of finishes.  Recommend repair by a qualified professional. 

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10.5.1 - Attic/roof structure

Structural reinforcement needed

At the southwest side of the home several structural supports are damaged or missing and in need of repair. This area is just toward the front of house from the chimney in this area.

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11 - Doors, Windows & Interior

IN NI NP D
11.1 Doors X X
11.2 Windows X X
11.3 Floors X
11.4 Walls X
11.5 Ceilings X
11.6 Steps, Stairways & Railings X
11.7 Countertops & Cabinets X X
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Unknown
Windows: Window Type
Single-hung, Sliders, Thermal
Floors: Floor Coverings
Hardwood, Carpet, Tile, Vinyl
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Drywall
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Wood
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Corian
Windows: Weather stripping added

Weather stripping has been added to the top of the lower sash at the bedroom windows. You may wish to inquire with the sellers as to the purpose of this additional weather stripping.

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
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11.1.1 - Doors

Door Doesn't Latch

Door doesn't latch properly. Recommend handyman repair latch and/or strike plate.
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11.2.1 - Windows

Window blinds damaged

There was damage to one or more sets of window blinds. Recommend repair replacement by a qualified professional.

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11.2.2 - Windows

Damaged sash balance

One or more single hung windows had damaged sash balances. These are the spring loaded mechanisms at the side of the window that aid in raising and lowering the window and allow it to remain in place when opened. Recommend repair by a qualified professional.

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11.7.1 - Countertops & Cabinets

Cabinet Hinge Loose

One or more cabinet hinges were loose. Recommend a qualified handyman or cabinet contractor repair. 

Here is a helpful DIY article on cabinet repairs.

12 - Built-in Appliances

IN NI NP D
12.1 Dishwasher X
12.2 Refrigerator X
12.3 Range/Oven/Cooktop X
12.4 Garbage Disposal X
12.5 Built-in Microwave X
12.6 Dryer X
12.7 Washing machine X
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Exhaust Hood Type
Vented
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Energy Source
Gas
Dishwasher: Brand
GE
Refrigerator: Brand
LG
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Brand
GE
Dryer: Downstairs dryer only

The upstairs dryer was not evaluated as it is not included in the sale.  The downstairs dryer was tested and functioned properly.

Washing machine : Downstairs washer only

The upstairs washing machine was not evaluated at is as it is not to be included in the sale. The downstairs washing machine was tested and responded properly.

Central vacuum excluded

This home was equipped with a central vacuum system. These are specialized systems and are outside the scope of a typical home inspection. Therefore the central vacuum was excluded from this inspection.

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

13 - Garage

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

Stored items or personal belongings obscured some areas of the garage from inspection.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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13.1.1 - Ceiling

Hanging shelving improperly secured

One or more hanging shelves in the garage is improperly secured. Recommend properly securing before storing items on the shelves, as failure to do so could result in failure of the shelving and injury or damage to items.

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13.5.1 - Garage Door Opener

Photoelectric sensor missing

One or more garage doors was missing a photoelectric sensor to automatically reverse a lowering door if an object is detected in the door's path. This is a potential safety hazard, recommend that a qualified professional install photoelectric sensors.

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