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1234 Main St.
Lewiston, ID 83501
12/05/2019 9:00AM

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1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
Client, Client's Agent, Home Owner
Occupancy
Occupied
Temperature (approximate)
59 Fahrenheit (F)
Type of Building
Single Family
Weather Conditions
Clear

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
Inspection Method
Ladder, Walked Roof
Roof Type/Style
Gable
Coverings: Material
Asphalt
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Aluminum
Flashings: Material
Aluminum

308-408C-090 Roofs.

An inspection of the roof includes the roof covering materials; gutters and downspout systems; visible flashings; roof vents; skylights, and any other roof penetrations; and the portions of the chimneys and flues visible from the exterior. (1) The inspector will: Traverse the roof to inspect it. Inspect the gutters and downspout systems, visible flashings, soffits and fascias, skylights, and other roof penetrations. Report the manner in which the roof is ventilated. Describe the type and general condition of roof coverings. Report multiple layers of roofing when visible or readily apparent. Describe any deficiencies of these systems or components. (2) The inspector is not required to: Traverse a roof where, in the opinion of the inspector, doing so can damage roofing materials or be unsafe. If the roof is not traversed, the method used to inspect the roof must be reported. Remove snow, ice, debris or other material that obscures the roof surface or prevents access to the roof. Inspect gutter and downspout systems concealed within the structure; related underground drainage piping; and/or antennas, lightning arresters, or similar attachments. Operate powered roof ventilators. Predict remaining life expectancy of roof coverings.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.280.050 and 18.280.060(6). WSR 09-08-014, 308-408C-090, filed 3/20/09, effective 4/20/09.]

  • 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 were draining too close to the home's foundation. This can result in excessive moisture in the soil at the foundation, which can lead to moisture related issues in and around the home. Recommend downspouts to drain at least 6 feet from the foundation.

3 - Exterior

IN NI NP D
3.1 Siding, Flashing & Trim X X
3.2 Exterior Doors and Windows X
3.3 Walkways, Patios & Driveways X
3.4 Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps/Stairs X X
3.5 Eaves, Soffits & Fascia X
3.6 Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls X X
Inspection Method
Visual
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Vinyl
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Style
Lap
Exterior Doors and Windows: Exterior Doors
Glass, Wood
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Driveway Material
Concrete
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps/Stairs: Appurtenance
Deck, Deck with Steps
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps/Stairs: Material
Composite, Wood

308-408C-080 Exterior.

An inspection of the exterior includes the visible wall coverings, trim, protective coatings and sealants, windows and doors, attached porches, decks, steps, balconies, handrails, guardrails, carports, eaves, soffits, fascias and visible exterior portions of chimneys. (1) The inspector will: Describe the exterior components visible from ground level. Inspect visible wall coverings, trim, protective coatings and sealants, windows and doors, attached porches, decks, steps, balconies, handrails, guardrails, carports, eaves, soffits, fascias and visible exterior portions of chimneys. Probe exterior components where deterioration is suspected or where clear indications of possible deterioration exist. Probing is not required when probing will damage any finished surface or where no deterioration is suspected. Describe any deficiencies of these systems or components. (2) The inspector is not required to: Inspect (a) Buildings, decks, patios, fences, retaining walls, and other structures detached from the dwelling. (b) Safety type glass or the integrity of thermal window seals. (c) Flues or verify the presence of flue liners beyond what can be safely and readily seen from the roof or the firebox of a stove or fireplace. Test or evaluate the operation of security locks, devices or systems. Enter areas beneath decks with less than five feet of clearance from the underside of joists to grade. Evaluate the function or condition of shutters, awnings, storm doors, storm windows, screens, and similar accessories.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.280.050 and 18.280.060(6). WSR 09-08-014, 308-408C-080, filed 3/20/09, effective 4/20/09.]

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

Missing Piece(s)- Siding

There was a missing piece of siding at the time of inspection. This was in an area that is otherwise well covered, however it can potentially allow for intrusion of pests. It is only a small piece of siding that is needed. Recommend asking homeowner if they have the missing piece or if they have extra, matching, siding that could be used to fill in this area.

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3.4.1 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps/Stairs

Deteriorating Finish/Sealant

One or more sections of deck, steps, and/or railing showed signs of deteriorating finish and sealant. Recommend a new finish and sealant be properly applied, by a qualified person, to prolong the lifespan of the material. 

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3.6.1 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Vegetation Too Close

There was vegetation around the home either in contact with the exterior of the home or too close to the exterior of the home. This can lead to water intrusion, mold, insect/rodent infestations, and/or a shortened life span of the siding material. A 5 inch clearance from vegetation to the exterior of the home is recommended.

4 - Basement/Crawlspace, Foundation & Structure

IN NI NP D
4.1 Foundation X
4.2 Basements and/or Crawlspaces X
4.3 Floor Structure X
4.4 Roof/Ceiling (Attic) Structure X
Inspection Method
Attic Access, Infrared, Visual
Foundation: Material
Concrete
Floor Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Concrete, Carpet, Vinyl
Floor Structure: Material
Wood I-Joists
Floor Structure: Sub-floor
OSB
Roof/Ceiling (Attic) Structure: Material
OSB
Roof/Ceiling (Attic) Structure: Type
Gable
Roof/Ceiling (Attic) Structure: Limited Access

Access to part of the attic area was limited and obstructed by the personal belongings of the homeowner. Attic was accessed from the garage ceiling access door, however this limited inspection of the attic to only that portion of the home.

Floor Structure: Limited Access and Exposure

The floor structure was covered as the home had a finished basement.

308-408C-070 Structure.

An inspection of the structure will include the visible foundation; floor framing; roof framing and decking; other support and substructure/superstructure components; stairs; ventilation (when applicable); and exposed concrete slabs in garages and habitable areas. (1) The inspector will: Describe the type of building materials comprising the major structural components. Enter and traverse attics and subfloor crawlspaces. Inspect (a) The condition and serviceability of visible, exposed foundations and grade slabs, walls, posts, piers, beams, joists, trusses, subfloors, chimney foundations, stairs and the visible roof structure and attic components where readily and safely accessible. (b) Subfloor crawlspaces and basements for indications of flooding and moisture penetration. Probe a representative number of structural components where deterioration is suspected or where clear indications of possible deterioration exist. Probing is not required when probing will damage any finished surface or where no deterioration is suspected. Describe any deficiencies of these systems or components. Report all wood rot and pest-conducive conditions discovered. Refer all issues that are suspected to be insect related to a licensed structural pest inspector (SPI) or pest control operator (PCO) for follow up. (2) The inspector is not required to: Enter (a) Subfloor crawlspaces that require excavation or have an access opening less than eighteen inches by twenty-four inches or headroom less than eighteen inches beneath floor joists and twelve inches beneath girders (beams). (b) Any areas that are not readily accessible due to obstructions, inadequate clearances or have conditions which, in the inspector's opinion, are hazardous to the health and safety of the inspector or will cause damage to components of the home. Move stored items or debris or perform excavation to gain access.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.280.050 and 18.280.060(6). WSR 09-08-014, 308-408C-070, filed 3/20/09, effective 4/20/09.]

  • 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 Installed Heat Source in Bedrooms X
Equipment: Brand
Lennox
Equipment: Energy Source
Gas
Equipment: Heat Type
Forced Air
Equipment: Location
Basement, Utility Room
Distribution Systems: Ductwork
Insulated, Non-insulated
AFUE Rating
92.3

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.

Installed Heat Source in Bedrooms: Thermal Imaging

Operation of the installed heat sources in each bedroom was confirmed with the use of thermal imaging. 

308-408C-120 Heating system.

The inspection of the heating system includes the fuel source; heating equipment; heating distribution; operating controls; flue pipes, chimneys and venting; auxiliary heating units. (1) The inspector will: (a) Describe the type of fuel, heating equipment, and heating distribution systems. (b) Operate the system using normal readily accessible control devices. (c) Open readily accessible access panels or covers provided by the manufacturer or installer, if readily detachable. (d) Inspect (i) The condition of normally operated controls and components of systems. (ii) The condition and operation of furnaces, boilers, heat pumps, electrical central heating units and distribution systems. (iii) Visible flue pipes and related components to ensure functional operation and proper clearance from combustibles. (iv) Each habitable space in the home to determine whether or not there is a functioning heat source present. (v) Spaces where fossil fuel burning heating devices are located to ensure there is air for combustion. (vi) Electric baseboard and in-wall heaters to ensure they are functional. (e) Report any evidence that indicates the possible presence of an underground storage tank. (f) Describe any deficiencies of these systems or components. (2) The inspector is not required to: (a) Ignite pilot lights. (b) Operate: (i) Heating devices or systems that do not respond to normal controls or have been shut down. (ii) Any heating system when circumstances are not conducive to safe operation or when doing so will damage the equipment. (c) Inspect or evaluate (i) Heat exchangers concealed inside furnaces and boilers. (ii) Any heating equipment that is not readily accessible. (iii) The interior of chimneys and flues. (iv) Installed heating system accessories, such as humidifiers, air purifiers, motorized dampers, heat reclaimers; solar heating systems; or concealed distribution systems. (d) Remove covers or panels that are not readily accessible or removable. (e) Dismantle any equipment, controls, or gauges except readily identifiable access covers designed to be removed by users. (f) Evaluate whether the type of material used to insulate pipes, ducts, jackets and boilers is a health hazard. (g) Determine: (i) The capacity, adequacy, or efficiency of a heating system. (ii) Determine adequacy of combustion air. (h) Evaluate thermostats or controls other than to confirm that they actually turn a system on or off.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.280.050 and 18.280.060(6). WSR 09-08-014, 308-408C-120, filed 3/20/09, effective 4/20/09.]

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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Comment
5.1.1 - Equipment

Needs Servicing/Cleaning

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

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5.1.2 - Equipment

Older Unit

The heating unit was nearing the end of expected lifespan of 15-20 years according to the Department of Energy. The heating unit was a high efficiency type unit and appeared to be in good working order. However, it is recommended a qualified HVAC contractor service the unit.

6 - Cooling

IN NI NP D
6.1 Cooling Equipment X X
6.2 Normal Operating Controls X
Cooling Equipment: Brand
Lennox
Cooling Equipment: Energy Source/Type
Electric, Central Air Conditioner
Cooling Equipment: Location
Exterior West
Cooling Equipment: SEER Rating
Not Found SEER

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

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

308-408C-130 Air conditioning systems.

The inspection of the air conditioning system includes the cooling equipment; cooling distribution equipment and the operating controls. (1) The inspector will: (a) Describe the central air conditioning system and energy sources. (b) Operate the system using normal control devices and measure and record temperature differential. (c) Open readily accessible access panels or covers provided by the manufacturer or installer. (d) Inspect the condition of controls and operative components of the complete system; conditions permitting. (e) Describe any deficiencies of these systems or components in the inspection report. (2) The inspector is not required to: (a) Activate cooling systems that have been shut down. (b) Inspect (i) Gas-fired refrigeration systems. (ii) Evaporative coolers. (iii) Wall or window-mounted air-conditioning units. (iv) The system for refrigerant leaks. (c) Check the coolant pressure/charge. (d) Determine the efficiency, or adequacy of the system. (e) Operate cooling system components if the exterior temperature is below sixty degrees Fahrenheit or when other circumstances are not conducive to safe operation or when doing so might damage the equipment. (f) Remove covers or panels that are not readily accessible. (g) Dismantle any equipment, controls, or gauges except readily identifiable access covers designed to be removed by users. (h) Determine how much current the unit is drawing. (i) Evaluate digital-type thermostats or controls.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.280.050 and 18.280.060(6). WSR 09-08-014, 308-408C-130, filed 3/20/09, effective 4/20/09.]

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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6.1.1 - Cooling Equipment

Older Unit

The A/C unit was nearing the end of expected lifespan of 15-20 years according to the Department of Energy. However, it responded well to testing and appeared to be in good working order at the time of inspection. Recommend a qualified HVAC contractor service the A/C unit at the same time as the furnace unit.

7 - Plumbing

IN NI NP D
7.1 Main Water Shut-off Device X
7.2 Drain, Waste, Vent & Fixture Systems X X
7.3 Water Supply/Distribution Systems X
7.4 Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents X X
7.5 Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems X
7.6 Sump Pump X
Main Water Shut-off Device: Location
At Meter
Drain, Waste, Vent & Fixture Systems: Drain Size
1 1/2", 2", Unknown
Drain, Waste, Vent & Fixture Systems: Material
ABS
Water Supply/Distribution Systems: Distribution Material
Pex, Unknown
Water Supply/Distribution Systems: Water Supply Material
Unknown
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Capacity
50 gallons
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Location
Basement, Utility Room
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Power Source/Type
Gas
Water Source
Public
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Manufacturer
American Water Heater Company

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. 

Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Thermal Imaging

Distribution and operation of the hot water system was confirmed with the use of thermal imaging.

Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems: Main Gas Shut-off Location
Gas Meter
Water Supply/Distribution Systems: Inaccessible

Inaccessible at the time of the inspection.

Sump Pump not present.

308-408C-100 Plumbing system.

An inspection of the plumbing system includes visible water supply lines; visible waste/soil and vent lines; fixtures and faucets; domestic hot water system and fuel source. (1) The inspector will: (a) Describe the visible water supply and distribution piping materials; drain, waste and vent materials; water-heating equipment. (b) Report (i) The presence and functionality of sump pumps/waste ejector pumps when visible or confirm the float switch activates the pump when the sump is dry. (ii) The presence and location of a main water shutoff valve and/or fuel shutoff valve(s), or report that they were not found. (iii) The presence of the temperature and pressure relief (TPR) valve and associated piping. (iv) Whether or not the water temperature was tested and state that the generally accepted safe water temperature is one hundred twenty degrees Fahrenheit. (c) Inspect the condition of accessible and visible water supply pipes, drain/waste plumbing and the domestic hot water system when possible. (d) Operate fixtures in order to observe functional flow. (e) Check for functional drainage from fixtures. (f) Describe any deficiencies of these systems or components in the inspection report. (2) The inspector is not required to: (a) Operate any valves, including faucets of freestanding or built-in appliances or fixtures, if the outlet end of the valve or faucet is connected or intended to be connected to an appliance. (b) Inspect (i) Any system that is shut down or winterized. (ii) Any plumbing components not readily accessible. (iii) Floor drains and exterior drain systems, including but not limited to, exterior stairwell drains and driveway drains. (iv) Fire sprinkler systems. (v) Water-conditioning equipment, including softeners and filter systems. (vi) Private water supply systems. (vii) Gas supply systems. (viii) Interior components of exterior pumps or sealed sanitary waste lift systems. (ix) Ancillary systems or components such as, but not limited to, those related to solar water heating and hot water circulation. (c) Test (i) Pressure or temperature/pressure relief valve. (ii) Shower pans for leaks or use special equipment to test/scan shower or tub surrounds for moisture in surrounding substrate materials. (d) Determine (i) The potability of any water supply whether public or private. (ii) The condition and operation of water wells and related pressure tanks and pumps. (iii) The quantity of water from on-site water supplies. (iv) The quality or the condition and operation of on-site sewage disposal systems such as waste ejector pumps, cesspools, septic tanks, drain fields, related underground piping, conduit, cisterns, and related equipment. (e) Ignite pilot lights.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.280.050 and 18.280.060(6). WSR 09-08-014, 308-408C-100, filed 3/20/09, effective 4/20/09.]

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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Comment
7.2.1 - Drain, Waste, Vent & Fixture Systems

Toilet Loose

A toilet was loose at the base. Recommend tightening the base down. If this does not remedy the issue than a plumbing contractor should evaluate and repair.

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7.4.1 - Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents

Water Temperature

Water temperature was observed to reach what is considered unsafe temperatures. The generally accepted safe water temperature maximum is 120 degrees Fahrenheit. For safest use of hot water it is recommended the temperature on the water heating unit be turned down to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. 

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
8.4 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X X
8.5 GFCI & AFCI X
8.6 Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors X
Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Below Ground, Aluminum, 240 Volts
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Main Panel Location
Garage
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Capacity
200 AMP
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Manufacturer
Murray
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: Wiring Method
Romex

308-408C-110 Electrical system.

The inspection of the electrical system includes the service drop through the main panel; subpanels including feeders; branch circuits, connected devices, and lighting fixtures. (1) The inspector will: (a) Describe in the report the type of primary service, whether overhead or underground, voltage, amperage, over-current protection devices (fuses or breakers) and the type of branch wiring used. (b) Report (i) The existence of a connected service-grounding conductor and service-grounding electrode when same can be determined. (ii) When no connection to a service grounding electrode can be confirmed. (c) Inspect the main and branch circuit conductors for proper over-current protection and condition by visual observation after removal of the readily accessible main and subelectric panel cover(s). (d) Report, if present, solid conductor aluminum branch circuits. Include a statement in the report that solid conductor aluminum wiring may be hazardous and a licensed electrician should inspect the system to ensure it's safe. (e) Verify (i) The operation of a representative number of accessible switches, receptacles and light fixtures. (ii) The grounding and polarity of a representative number of receptacles; particularly in close proximity to plumbing fixtures or at the exterior. (iii) Ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection and arc-fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) protection where required. (f) Report the location of any inoperative or missing GFCI and/or AFCI devices when they are recommended by industry standards. (g) Advise clients that homes without ground fault protection should have GFCI devices installed where recommended by industry standards. (h) Report on any circuit breaker panel or subpanel known within the home inspection profession to have safety concerns. (i) Describe any deficiencies of these systems or components. (2) The inspector is not required to: (a) Insert any tool, probe or testing device into the main or subpanels. (b) Activate electrical systems or branch circuits that are not energized. (c) Operate circuit breakers, service disconnects or remove fuses. (d) Inspect ancillary systems, including but not limited to: (i) Timers. (ii) Security systems. (iii) Low voltage relays. (iv) Smoke/heat detectors. (v) Antennas. (vi) Intercoms. (vii) Electrical deicing tapes. (viii) Lawn sprinkler wiring. (ix) Swimming pool or spa wiring. (x) Central vacuum systems. (xi) Electrical equipment that's not readily accessible. (e) Dismantle any electrical device or control, except for the removal of the deadfront covers from the main service panel and subpanels. (f) Move any objects, furniture, or appliances to gain access to any electrical component. (g) Test every switch, receptacle, and fixture. (h) Remove switch and receptacle cover plates. (i) Verify the continuity of connected service ground(s).

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.280.050 and 18.280.060(6). WSR 09-08-014, 308-408C-110, filed 3/20/09, effective 4/20/09.]

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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Comment
8.4.1 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Loose Receptacles

One or more receptacles were loose at the time of inspection. It is recommended that any loose receptacles be tightened by a qualified person.

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8.4.2 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Damaged Cover and Loose Box

An outdoor receptacle was observed to have a broken cover as well as an improperly fastened box. It is recommended a qualified electrical contractor install a new cover and securely fasten the box to the side of the home. 

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8.4.3 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Receptacle(s) Not Fastened In

One or more receptacles were observed to not be tightened down properly. The receptacle should be tight against the wall so as to be held securely and allow for the cover to be flush against the wall. Recommend these receptacles be tightened down by a qualified person. 

9 - Fireplace

IN NI NP D
9.1 Vents, Flues & Chimneys X
9.2 Fireplace Opening X
9.3 Damper Doors X
9.4 Clean-out X
Type
Gas

308-408C-160 Fireplaces and stoves.

Includes solid fuel and gas fireplaces, stoves, dampers, fireboxes and hearths. (1) The inspector will: Describe fireplaces and stoves. Inspect dampers, fireboxes and hearths. Describe any deficiencies of these systems or components. (2) The inspector is not required to: Inspect flues and verify the presence of flue liners beyond what can be safely and readily seen from the roof or the firebox of a stove or fireplace. Ignite fires in a fireplace or stove. Determine the adequacy of draft. Perform a chimney smoke test. Inspect any solid fuel device being operated at the time of the inspection. Evaluate the installation or adequacy of fireplace inserts. Evaluate modifications to a fireplace, stove, or chimney. Dismantle fireplaces or stoves to inspect fireboxes or remove rain caps to inspect chimney flues.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.280.050 and 18.280.060(6). WSR 09-08-014, 308-408C-160, filed 3/20/09, effective 4/20/09.]

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

10 - Insulation & Ventilation

IN NI NP D
10.1 Attic X
10.2 Basement/Crawlspace/Foundation Area X
10.3 Exhaust Systems X
Inspection Method
Visual
Ventilation Type
Gable Vents, Soffit Vents
Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Fans
Over-the-Range Microwave Fan, Ceiling Fan
Limitations
Inaccessible
Attic: Limited Access

Access to part of the attic area was limited and obstructed by the personal belongings of the homeowner. Attic was accessed from the garage ceiling access door, however this limited inspection of the attic to only that portion of the home.

308-408C-150 Insulation and ventilation.

The inspection of the insulation and ventilation includes the type and condition of the insulation and ventilation in viewable unfinished attics and subgrade areas as well as the installed mechanical ventilation systems. (1) The inspector will: Inspect the insulation, ventilation and installed mechanical systems in viewable and accessible attics and unfinished subfloor areas. Describe the type of insulation in viewable and accessible unconditioned spaces. Report missing or inadequate vapor barriers in subfloor crawlspaces with earth floors. Report the absence of insulation at the interface between conditioned and unconditioned spaces where visible. Report the absence of insulation on heating system ductwork and supply plumbing in unconditioned spaces. Describe any deficiencies of these systems or components. (2) The inspector is not required to: Determine the presence, extent, and type of insulation and vapor barriers concealed in the exterior walls. Determine the thickness or R-value of insulation above the ceiling, in the walls or below the floors.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.280.050 and 18.280.060(6). WSR 09-08-014, 308-408C-150, filed 3/20/09, effective 4/20/09.]

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

11 - Doors, Windows & Interior

IN NI NP D
11.1 Doors X X
11.2 Windows X X
11.3 Floors X X
11.4 Walls X X
11.5 Ceilings X
11.6 Steps, Stairways & Railings X X
11.7 Counter-tops & Cabinets X
Windows: Window Type
Sliders, Fixed
Floors: Floor Coverings
Vinyl, Laminate, Tile, Carpet
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall, Paneling
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Drywall
Counter-tops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Wood
Counter-tops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Laminate, Composite, Concrete

308-408C-140 Interiors.

The inspection of the interior includes the walls, ceilings, floors, windows, and doors; steps, stairways, balconies and railings. (1) The inspector will: (a) Verify That steps, handrails, guardrails, stairways and landings are installed wherever necessary and report when they are missing or in need of repair and report when baluster spacing exceeds four inches. (b) Inspect (i) The overall general condition of cabinets and countertops. (ii) Caulking and grout at kitchen and bathroom counters. (iii) The interior walls, ceilings, and floors for indicators of concealed structural deficiencies, water infiltration or major damage. (iv) The condition and operation of a representative number of windows and doors. (c) Comment on the presence or absence of smoke detectors. (d) Describe any noncosmetic deficiencies of these systems or components. (2) The inspector is not required to: (a) Report on cosmetic conditions related to the condition of interior components. (b) Verify whether all walls, floors, ceilings, doorways, cabinets and window openings are square, straight, level or plumb.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.280.050 and 18.280.060(6). WSR 09-08-014, 308-408C-140, filed 3/20/09, effective 4/20/09.]

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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Comment
11.1.1 - Doors

Inoperable Lock- Sliding Door

The lock for the sliding glass door was inoperable at the time of inspection. It is recommended a qualified person repair the locking mechanism to ensure the exterior door can be locked properly. 

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11.1.2 - Doors

Doors- Cosmetic

One or more interior doors had minor cosmetic damage at the time of inspection. It is recommended these areas be repaired as desired. 

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11.2.1 - Windows

Blinds Inoperable

A set of window blinds in a basement bedroom was inoperable at the time of inspection. The blinds would not roll up. Recommend repair and/or replacement of the blinds for proper functionality by a qualified person.

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11.3.1 - Floors

Carpet Stains

One or more carpeted areas had signs of staining and/or discoloration. Recommend the carpets be cleaned by a qualified professional.

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11.3.2 - Floors

Loose Vinyl

Loose vinyl tiles in one or more areas of the floor were found. It appeared the adhesive used to set the tiles had failed. Recommend a qualified person re-apply a proper adhesive to hold the tiles down.

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11.4.1 - Walls

Walls-Cosmetic

There was minor damage and/or cosmetic issues in one or more areas on the interior walls. Recommend a qualified person repair 

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Comment
11.6.1 - Steps, Stairways & Railings

Missing Guardrail

A stairwell was observed to be missing a proper guardrail. Mounting hardware was present, implying there had been a guardrail at one time. Recommend asking homeowner for the missing guardrail and it be properly installed, for safety reasons. If homeowner does not have the guardrail then it is recommended a qualified professional properly install a guardrail, for safety reasons. 

12 - Built-in Appliances

IN NI NP D
12.1 Dishwasher X
12.2 Refrigerator X
12.3 Range/Oven/Cook-top X
12.4 Garbage Disposal X
12.5 Dryer X
Dishwasher: Brand
LG
Refrigerator: Brand
LG
Range/Oven/Cook-top: Range/Oven/Cook-top Brand
LG
Range/Oven/Cook-top: Range/Oven Energy Source
Electric
Dryer: Dryer Power Source
220 Electric
Dryer: Dryer Brand
Whirlpool
Refrigerator: Infrared Images

Operation of the refrigerator was confirmed, at the time of the inspection, with the use of thermal imaging.

Range/Oven/Cook-top: Infrared Images

Operation of the range/oven/cook-top was confirmed, at the time of the inspection, with the use of thermal imaging.

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

13 - Garage

IN NI NP D
13.1 Ceiling X
13.2 Walls & Firewalls X
13.3 Floor X
13.4 Garage Door X
13.5 Occupant Door (From garage to inside of home) X
Ceiling: Ceiling Material
Drywall
Walls & Firewalls: Wall Material
Drywall, Wood
Garage Door: Material
Insulated, Metal
Garage Door: Type
Automatic

308-408C-180 Attached garages or carports.

The inspection of attached garages and carports includes their framing, siding, roof, doors, windows, and installed electrical/mechanical systems pertaining to the operation of the home. (1) The inspector will: Inspect the condition and function of the overhead garage doors and associated hardware. Test the function of the garage door openers, their auto-reverse systems and secondary entrapment devices (photoelectric and edge sensors) when present. Inspect the condition and installation of any pedestrian doors. Inspect fire separation between the house and garage when applicable. Report as a fire hazard the presence of any ignition source (gas and electric water heaters, electrical receptacles, electronic air cleaners, motors of installed appliances, etc.) that is within eighteen inches of the garage floor. Describe any deficiencies of these systems or components. (2) The inspector is not required to: Determine whether or not a solid core pedestrian door that is not labeled is fire rated. Verify the functionality of garage door opener remote controls. Move vehicles or personal property. Operate any equipment unless otherwise addressed in the SOP.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.280.050 and 18.280.060(6). WSR 09-08-014, 308-408C-180, filed 3/20/09, effective 4/20/09.]

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