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1234 Main St.
OMAHA NE 68124
12/16/2018 9:00AM

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Agency Name
120
Items Inspected
4
Minor/maintenance or upgrades
13
Moderate concerns
4
Significant and/or safety concerns

HomeScan Inspection Services LLC strives to perform all inspections in substantial compliance with the Standards of Practice as set forth by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. As such, we inspect the readily accessible, visually observable, installed systems and components of the home. This inspection is not technically exhaustive.

1)  MINOR/Maintenance or Upgrades - Maintenance items, DIY items, or recommended upgrades will fall into this category. These observations are more informational in nature and represent more of a future to-do list rather than something you might use as a negotiation or Seller-Repair Item. Some however, may ultimately lead to Moderate Concerns and Significant Concerns if left neglected for extended periods of time. 

2)  Moderate Concerns - Most items will fall into this category. Concerns that inevitably lead to, or directly cause (if not addressed in timely manner) adverse impact on the value of the home, or an unreasonable risk (Unsafe) to people or property. These concerns may require further evaluation by a qualified professional and may be more complicated to remedy.

3)  Significant and/or Safety Concerns - 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 or property. These concerns may be imminent, difficult or expensive to remedy.

Appeared Serviceable, Condition - Systems or components inspected in the report with a Condition identified as "Appeared Serviceable" are defined as capable of being used, or serving the purpose for which they were intended. Serviceable systems or components may however, show some wear or deterioration consistent with their age.

Direction Orientation - For the sake of this inspection the front of the home is regarded as the exterior wall that faces the road that corresponds with the home address. References to the "left" or "right" of the home are determined by facing the front of the home.

This report is meant to be an Honest, Impartial, Third-Party assessment.  Oftentimes, in the mind of a buyer, minor items are given too much weight and significant items are under-appreciated.  That being said, I would be more than happy to discuss anything in more detail.  Please reach out if you have any questions or need further explanation on anything identified in this report.

1 - Inspection and Site Information

In Attendance
Client's Agent
Style
Traditional
Utility Status
All Utilities On
Weather Conditions
Wet Ground, Recent Rain, Light Rain
Temperature (Approximate)
70-80°

(F) Fahrenheit 

Type of Property
Single family
Occupancy
Furnished, Occupied

If this residence was furnished at the time of the inspection portions of the interior were hidden by the occupants belongings. In accordance with industry standards, the inspection is limited to only those surfaces that are exposed and readily accessible. The Inspector does not move furniture, lift floor-covering materials, or remove or rearrange items within closets or on shelving. On your final walk through, or at some point after furniture and personal belongings have been removed, it is important that you inspect the interior portions of the residence that were concealed or otherwise inaccessible at the time of the inspection. Contact the Inspector immediately if any adverse conditions are observed that were not commented on in your inspection report.

2 - Roof

General: Roof type
Gable
General: Roof surface material
Asphalt or fiberglass composition shingles
General: Condition
Appeared serviceable
General: Method
Traversed
Shingles / Shakes: Layers
One
Flashings: Condition of exposed flashings
Appeared serviceable
Gutters : Condition
Require Pitch Adjustment
Roof Ventilation: Condition
Appeared serviceable
Roof Ventilation: Types
Open soffit vents, Turbine Vents

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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2.4.1 - Gutters

Downspout extensions over roof coverings
Roof/Rear Over Dining Room

Downspout extensions are recommended over roof coverings to extend the life of the roof covering and prevent water intrusion.  Prolonged periods of concentrated water travel from downspouts can remove granular coatings and if too close to wall structures can cause leaks.  Recommend extending the downspout closer to the nearest downstream gutter. 

Tools Handyman/DIY
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2.4.2 - Gutters

Gutter Pitch Adjustment Needed
Front of Home Above Living Room Windows

One or more gutters are installed with negative pitch. If left in this condition, gutters with negative pitch will hold water limiting their capacity during storms causing overflow which can lead to moisture intrusion in basements, as well as foundation or structural issues. Recommend it be repaired by a qualified gutter contractor. 

Gutter Gutter Contractor

3 - Exterior

Exterior Doors and Windows: Condition
Require Caulking/Maintenance
Exterior Doors and Windows: Exterior door material
Wood, Fiberglass or vinyl
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Inspection method
Viewed from ground
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding/Exterior Wall Covering
Wood fiber, Brick veneer
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Wall cover condition
Appeared serviceable
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Wall structure
Wood frame
Soils / Drainage / Landscaping: Site Profile
Southeast
Moderate slope
Driveway: Condition
Appeared Serviceable
Driveway: Material
Poured in place concrete
Gutters / Downspouts / Extensions: Condition
Require Exentions
Sidewalks / Patios: Condition
Required repairs or replacement
Sidewalks / Patios: Material
Poured in place concrete
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Condition
Appeared serviceable
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Material
Concrete

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.

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3.1.1 - Exterior Doors and Windows

Trim Caulk Paint - Windows/Doors
Rear Sliding door and Pet entrance door

Trim on one or more exterior doors / windows requires caulk and paint repairs to prevent water penetration. 

Tools Handyman/DIY
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3.2.1 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Siding/Trim Damage

Some / Many sections of siding and/or trim were deteriorated / loose / split / warped / missing / damaged / substandard. Recommend that a qualified person repair, replace or install siding or trim as necessary.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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3.2.2 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Nail Heads need caulk or not flush

Some nail heads at the composition wood siding were protruding from the wood, or had been nailed in so as to break the surface of the siding, and caulk was missing. Most manufacturers of composition wood siding specify that nail heads should be flush with the surface, and that the surface of the siding should not be broken. If broken, then caulk should be applied to the nail heads to prevent water penetration and subsequent deterioration of the siding. Recommend that a qualified person repair per the siding manufacturer's specifications.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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3.4.1 - Soils / Drainage / Landscaping

Reverse perim slope - Soil, repair
Northwest Corner Front

The soil or grading sloped down towards building perimeters in one or more areas. This can result in water accumulating around building foundations or underneath buildings. It can be a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend grading soil so it slopes down and away from buildings with a slope of at least 1 inch per horizontal foot for at least 6 feet out from buildings.
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3.4.2 - Soils / Drainage / Landscaping

Reverse perim slope - Pavement, monitor
Rear Patio Sections Closest to Home

Pavement sloped down towards building perimeters in one or more areas. This may result in water accumulating around building foundations or underneath buildings. Monitor these areas in the future, especially during and after periods of rain. If significant amounts of water are found to accumulate, then recommend that a qualified contractor evaluate and repair as necessary. For example, by installing drain(s) or removing old pavement and installing new.
Contractor Qualified Professional
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3.6.1 - Gutters / Downspouts / Extensions

Downspout extensions
Southeast

Extensions such as splash blocks or drain pipes for one or more downspouts weremissing / poorly sloped / misaligned / clogged / substandard / damaged. Water can accumulate around the building foundation or inside crawl spaces or basements as a result. Recommend that a qualified person install, replace or repair extensions as necessary so rainwater drains away from the structure.
Contractor Qualified Professional
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3.6.2 - Gutters / Downspouts / Extensions

Drainage system

One or more gutters / downspouts were loose / incomplete / missing / leaking / corroded / damaged. Rainwater can come in contact with the building exterior or accumulate around the building foundation as a result. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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3.11.1 - Out buildings

Vegetation Contact with Roof/Siding
Shed Rear Exterior

Tools Handyman/DIY
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3.13.1 - Windows Exterior

Basement window covering

Recommend installing egress covers to prevent moisture intrusion. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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3.13.2 - Windows Exterior

Window Trim
Front windows above garage

Windows above garage have damaged trim. recommend monitoring or repair if necessary. 

Contractor Qualified Professional

4 - Garage or Carport

General: Type
Attached
Attached Garage-House Door: Condition
Appeared serviceable
Attached Garage-House Door: Type
Solid core
Garage Door: Condition
Appeared serviceable
Garage Door: Type
Sectional
Garage Door: # of Doors
1
Automatic Opener: Condition
Appeared serviceable
Automatic Opener: Mechanical auto-reverse operable
Yes

No safety mechanisms

Floor: Condition
Appeared serviceable
Interior/Walls/Ceilings: Condition
Serviceable
Interior/Walls/Ceilings: Ventilation
None
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4.4.1 - Automatic Opener

Photoelectric sensors None

No photoelectric sensors were installed for one or more garage vehicle doors' automatic opener. These have been required on all automatic door openers since 1993 and improve safety by triggering the door's auto-reverse feature without need for the door to come in contact with the object, person or animal that is preventing the door from closing. Recommend that a qualified contractor install photoelectric sensors where missing for improved safety. For more information on garage door safety issues, visit: GDPES
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5 - Kitchen

Counters: Condition
Appeared serviceable
Counters: Material
Granite/Quarts/Stone/Synthetic
Cabinets: Condition
Appeared serviceable
Floors: Type or covering
Tile
Floors: Condition
Appeared serviceable
Sinks: Condition
Appeared serviceable
Dishwasher: Condition
Appeared serviceable
Range/Cooktop/Oven: Fuel Type
Electric
Ventilation: Type
Hood or built into microwave over range or cooktop
GFCI: Condition
Appeared Serviceable
Under-Sink Food Disposal: Condition
Appeared Serviceable
Range/Cooktop/Oven: Condition
Appeared serviceable
Refrigerator: Condition
Appeared serviceable
Microwave: Condition
Appeared serviceable

6 - Bathroom, Laundry and sinks

Location #A
Full bath, Up Stairs Main Bath
Location #B
3/4 bath, Master bath
Location #C
Half bath, Entry Way
Location #D
None
Location #E
None
Location #F
None
Counters: Condition
Appeared serviceable
Cabinets/Vanities: Condition
Appeared serviceable
Floors: Condition
Appeared serviceable
Floors: Type or covering
Tile
Sinks: Condition
Appeared serviceable
Toilets: Condition
Appeared serviceable
Bathtubs: Condition
Appeared serviceable
Showers: Condition
Appeared serviceable
Ventilation: Condition
Appeared serviceable
Ventilation: Bathroom and laundry ventilation type
Windows, Spot exhaust fans
Limitations
The following items are not included in this inspection: overflow drains for tubs and sinks; heated towel racks, saunas, steam generators, clothes washers, clothes dryers. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not determine the adequacy of washing machine drain lines, washing machine catch pan drain lines, or clothes dryer exhaust ducts. The inspector does not operate water supply or shut-off valves for sinks, toilets, bidets, clothes washers, etc. due to the possibility of valves leaking or breaking when operated. The inspector does not determine if shower pans or tub and shower enclosures are water tight, or determine the completeness or operability of any gas piping to laundry appliances. 

7 - Interior, Doors and Windows

Interior Doors: Condition
Appeared serviceable
Windows & Skylights: Window Type
Wood
Walls, Ceilings and Fixtures: Ceiling type or covering
Drywall
Walls, Ceilings and Fixtures: Condition
Appeared serviceable
Walls, Ceilings and Fixtures: Wall type or covering
Drywall
Floors: Condition
Appeared serviceable
Floors: Concrete slab condition
Appeared serviceable
Floors: Type or covering
Carpet, Tile, Concrete
Stairs/Handrails/Gaurdrails: Condition
Appeared serviceable
Windows & Skylights: Condition
Required repair or replacement
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7.2.1 - Windows & Skylights

Cranks
Dining Room

Crank handles at some / many windows were missing / stripped / loose / broken. Recommend that a qualified person replace handles or make repairs as necessary.
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7.2.2 - Windows & Skylights

Fogging, condensation between glass
Dining Room

Condensation or staining was visible between multi-pane glass inone or more / manywindows / skylights. This usually indicates that the seal between the panes of glass has failed or that the desiccant material that absorbs moisture is saturated. As a result, the view through the window may be obscured, the window's R-value will be reduced, and accumulated condensation may leak into the wall structure below. Recommend that a qualified contractor evaluate and repair windows as necessary. Usually, this means replacing the glass in window frames.

Be aware that evidence of failed seals or desiccant may be more or less visible depending on the temperature, humidity, sunlight, etc. Windows or glass-paneled doors other than those that the inspector identified may also have failed seals and need glass replaced. It is beyond the scope of this inspection to identify every window with failed seals or desiccant.
Contractor Qualified Professional

8 - Fireplaces, Stoves, Chimneys and Flues

Chimney & Flues: Condition
Appeared serviceable
Chimney & Flues: Gas-fired flue type
Masonry with metal liner
Chimney & Flues: Chimney structure
Masonry
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.
General: Gas Chimney Key Not Present

The Chimney key was not present and therefore the fireplace gas burner was not inspected and disclaimed from this inspection report. 

Wood-burning fireplace, stove: Specialist inspect, clean, repair all wood burning devices

One or more wood-burning fireplaces or stoves were found at the property. When such devices are used, they should be professionally inspected and cleaned annually to prevent creosote build-up and to determine if repairs are needed. The National Fire Protection Association states that a "Level 2" chimney inspection should be performed with every sale or transfer of property with a wood-burning device. Recommend consulting with the property owner about recent and past servicing and repairs to all wood-burning devices and chimneys or flues at this property. Recommend that a qualified specialist evaluate all wood-burning devices and chimneys, and clean and repair as necessary. Note that if a wood stove insert is installed, it may need to be removed for such an evaluation. For more information, search for "chimney inspection" at:

CSIA

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8.1.1 - General

Chimney Crown

Chimney Crown/Mortar Cap appears defective allowing water penetration. This condition can lead to water or ice penetrating mortar joints damaging the brick veneer. Additionally, water intrusion can lead to structural damage as well as the formation and growth of mold. Recommend repair as necessary by qualified professional.

Contractor Qualified Professional

9 - Attic & Roof Structure

Access: Method
Viewed from Hatch
Roof Structure: Ceiling structure
Rafters
Roof Structure: Condition
Appeared serviceable
Roof Structure: Roof structure type
Rafters
Insulation: Insulation condition
Appeared serviceable
Insulation: Rating
R-25
Insulation: Type
Fiberglass roll or batt
Insulation: Vermiculite
None visible
Ventilation: Condition
Appeared serviceable
Ventilation: Types
Mechanical vents with turbine

10 - Basement

Foundation: Condition
Appeared serviceable
Foundation: Material
Concrete block
Foundation: Type
Finished basement
Foundation: Footing material
Poured in place concrete
Floor Substructure: Beam material
Steel
Floor Substructure: Condition
Appeared serviceable
Floor Substructure: Floor structure
Solid wood joists
Floor Substructure: Pier/support post material
Steel
Floor Insulation: Condition
Appeared Serviceable
Floor Insulation: Insulation material
Fiberglass roll or batt
Foundation: Finished Basement Inaccessible

Some areas of the basement walls/floors/foundation were inaccessible and therefore were not able to be inspected.  Those areas concealed from visual inspection at the time the home inspection was performed are disclaimed from this report. 

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10.7.1 - Water Intrusion

Water Intrusion
Basement Northwest Corner

Evidence of water intrusion was found in one or more sections of the basement. For example, water stains or rust at support post bases, efflorescence on the foundation, etc. Accumulated water is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms and should not be present in the basement. Recommend reviewing any disclosure statements available and ask the property owner about past accumulation of water in the basement. The basement should be monitored in the future for accumulated water, especially after heavy and/or prolonged periods of rain. If water is found to accumulate, then recommend that a qualified contractor who specializes in drainage issues evaluate and repair as necessary. Typical repairs for preventing water from accumulating in basements include:

  • Repairing, installing or improving rain run-off systems (gutters, downspouts and extensions or drain lines)
  • Improving perimeter grading
  • Repairing, installing or improving underground footing and/or curtain drains

Ideally, water should not enter basements, but if water must be controlled after it enters the basement, then typical repairs include installing a sump pump.

Contractor Qualified Professional

11 - Electrical

Service: Type
Underground
Service: Number of conductors
3
Service: Voltage
120-240
Service: Amperage
150
Service: Protection
Breakers
Service: System ground
Ground rod(s) in soil
Service: Service entrance conductor material
Stranded Aluminum
Service: Main disconnect rating
150
Panels: Sub-panel(s) condition
No Sub/Distribution panels identified
Panels: Location of MAIN panel #A
Laundry room, Basement
Panels: Location of MAIN panel #B
None
Panels: Location of MAIN panel #C
None
Panels: Location of main disconnect
Breaker at top of main service panel
Wiring: Condition
Serviceable
Wiring: Branch circuit wiring type
Copper, Romex
Wiring: Solid strand aluminum wiring present
None visible
Wiring: GFCI present
Yes
Smoke and CO alarms: CO alarms installed
Yes
Smoke and CO alarms: Smoke alarms installed
Yes
Service: Condition
Appeared serviceable
Panels: Main service panel condition
Appeared serviceable

12 - Plumbing / Fuel Systems

General: None

Irrigation Not Inspected

Service / Main Line: Main shut-off location
Basement, Closet
Service / Main Line: Type
Public
Service / Main Line: Water Pressure PSI
70
Supply Lines: Condition
Appeared serviceable
Supply Lines: Type
Copper
Drain and Waste Lines: Drain pipe condition
Appeared serviceable
Drain and Waste Lines: Waste pipe condition
Appeared serviceable
Drain and Waste Lines: Drain pipe material
Galvanized steel
Drain and Waste Lines: Waste pipe material
Galvanized steel
Venting: Condition
Appeared serviceable
Venting: Vent pipe material
Cast iron
Fuel Systems: Condition
Appeared serviceable
Fuel Systems: Visible fuel storage systems
None visible
Water Pressure : Pressure Test
Fuel Systems: Location of main fuel shut-off
By furnace
Service / Main Line: Condition
Basement Northwest Corner Closet
Appeared serviceable
Sump Pump: Sump Pump
Basement
None

A sump pump was installed in the basement. These are specialty systems and only a limited evaluation was performed as part of this inspection. The inspector does not determine the adequacy of sump pumps and their associated drainage systems. The presence of a sump pump may indicate that water routinely accumulates below or inside the structure. Recommend asking the property owner how often the sump pump operates and for how long at different times of the year. The client should be aware that the service life of most sump pumps is 5-7 years, and that the pump may need replacing soon depending on its age and how often it operates. It is also recommended that sump pumps should have battery back ups and a notification device to alert homeowners when the sump pump ceases operation.  

Venting: Partially Obstructed

Main plumbing vent stack was partially obstructed by finish construction and a full evaluation was not conducted.  

13 - Water Heater

General: Energy source
Natural gas
General: Type
Tank
General: Estimated Age
1999
General: Capacity
Not determined
General: Location
Basement
General: TPR valve
Yes
Temp: Good
Burners: Condition
Appeared serviceable
Flues: Condition
Appeared Serviceable
General: Condition
Appeared serviceable
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13.12.1 - Gas Line

Gas Line Support
Basement Laundry Room

The gas line above the water heater is installed without support and is vulnerable to being disturbed based on its position relative to open space.  This is a potential safety concern and should be addressed by a qualified professional. 

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14 - Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition (HVAC)

General: Heating and Cooling Operation
Appeared Functional
Heating: Distribution Type
Ducts and registers
Heating: Date of Manufacture
Undetermined
Forced Air: Fuel Type
Electric
Forced Air: Location
Rear Exterior
Forced Air: BTU's Adequate?
Yes
Filters: Condition
Required replacement, Incorrect Filter
Filters: Filter location
Inside air handler
Filters: Filter Type
Fiberglass filter - Disposable
Ducts & Registers: Condition
Appeared serviceable
Burners (furnace or boiler): Condition
Appeared serviceable
Heat Pump; AC: Condition
Appeared serviceable
Heat Pump; AC: Cooling fuel type
Electric
Heat Pump; AC: Estimated age of unit
1-5 years, None
Heat Pump; AC: Location
Rear Exterior
Heat Pump; AC: Type
Split system
Normal Controls: Condition
Appeared serviceable
Filters: Filter Size
16x25x1
Flues: Condition
Appeared serviceable
Heating: Heating Type
Forced air, Furnace
Forced Air: Condition
Appeared serviceable
Heat Pump; AC: Temperature Differenc

Temperature differences were between 14-20 which is optimal for service efficiency. 

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14.2.1 - Heating

Lifespan (15-20 yrs)

At the time of inspection, the furnace was functioning as designed, however the estimated useful life for most forced air furnaces is 15-20 years. This furnace appeared to be near / at / beyond this age and/or its useful lifespan and may need replacing or significant repairs at any time. Recommend budgeting for a replacement in the near future.
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14.4.1 - Filters

Wrong Filter - Incorrectly Installed

This filter was sitting inside furnace cabinet blocking the fan.  It should be removed and the correct filter installed in correct location, properly secured to insure sufficient air flow mechanics.  

Contractor Qualified Professional
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14.8.1 - Flues

Furnace Flue Negative Pitch

Furnace Flue was installed with a negative pitch.  This could lead to leakage of combustion gasses. There were also signs of inadequate repairs to previous leaks as evidenced by caulking of the furnace flue joints with window & door caulk as well as silicone caulk indicating two prior repair attempts.  This is a hazardous condition and should be repaired immediately by a qualified HVAC professional.  

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