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1234 Main St.
Edina, MN 55436
08/20/2019 9:00AM

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Agency Name
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Maintenance item
33
Recommendation
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Safety hazard

1 - Inspection Details

The Home Is Considered To Face
East
Style
Modern, Rambler
Type of Building
Single Family
Occupancy
Furnished, Occupied
In Attendance
Client, Client's Agent, Home Owner
Weather Conditions
Clear
Temperature (approximate)
78 Fahrenheit (F)

2 - Roof

Inspection Method
Walking on Roof
Roof Type/Style
Gable
Coverings: Material
Asphalt
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Vinyl
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Type
Eave Mounted
Roof Drainage Systems: Covers Installed
No
Roof Drainage Systems: Downspout discharge
Above grade
Flashings: Material
Metal
Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations: Chimney Type
Metal
Roof Limitations
Roof

The information presented here is based on what was visible and accessible at the time of theinspection and is not a guarantee of the quality or remaining lifespan of the roofing materials. The inspector cannot certify that the roof will not leak, there are many factors that can contribute to whether a roof will leak or not and cannot be reflected here.

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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2.1.1 - Coverings

Exposed Fasteners
Roof

Exposed fasteners at the cap shingles, base of attic vent roof jacks and pipe stack flashings, recommend apply roofing sealant to exposed fasteners.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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2.1.2 - Coverings

Ice Dams - General
Roof

Poor insulation and potential heat bleed into attic spaces can contribute to ice dam formation. Observation and regular roof raking can help prevent ice dam formation. Consider the installation of ice melting heat cables. *Note* Minor damage associated with ice dams present.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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2.1.3 - Coverings

Vulnerable Areas
East Roof

Pay attention to vulnerable areas for degradation of roofing sealant, flashings, and siding materials. Facilitate repair as soon as any deterioration might be detected to preserve longevity of materials and help prevent water penetration.

Mag glass Monitor
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2.1.4 - Coverings

Roof Aging

The roof is aging but appears to be in good shape, there are several small areas of minor damage that could be repaired with a topical roof sealant. Recommend continued observation and further evaluation after large storms and seasonal inspection to ensure roofing materials are in good condition.

Mag glass Monitor
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2.1.5 - Coverings

Roof Patched

Two different colors of shingles present on roof, the roof has been patched from probable storm damage. Recommend request disclosure as to the scope of damage and repair.

Roof Roofing Professional
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2.2.1 - Roof Drainage Systems

Downspouts Drain Near House
Southeast Exterior

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 and interior water penetration. Recommend install downspout extensions to drain at least 6 feet from the foundation.

Wrench DIY
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2.2.2 - Roof Drainage Systems

Gutters Missing
Various Exterior

Missing or incomplete gutter system installed on eaves, recommend installation of a complete gutter system to manage roof water discharge.

Gutter Gutter Contractor
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2.3.1 - Flashings

Siding Not Cut Back
Throughout Roof

Siding should be cut back a minimum of 2 inches where it meets the roof, step flashings should be visible. Siding material at risk for deterioration where it meets the roof. Recommend further evaluation and repair by a licensed contractor.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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2.3.2 - Flashings

Missing Kickout Flashing(s)
Various Roof

No kick out flashing present where lower roof meets upper sidewall, (possible several locations). Recommend further evaluation and repair by a licensed roofing contractor.

Roof Roofing Professional

3 - Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure

Inspection Method
Visual
Foundation: Material
Masonry Block
Floor Structure: Basement Floor
Concrete
Floor Structure: Flooring Material
Wood Joists
Floor Structure: Sub-floor
Plywood
Roof Structure & Attic: Type
Hip
Roof Structure & Attic: Material
Trusses, Plywood
Basements & Crawlspaces: Cannot Predict How Often Basement or Crawlspace Will Leak

Inspector cannot predict If or When a moisture intrusion may occur.

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.

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3.2.1 - Basements & Crawlspaces

Water Intrusion - Finished Basement
Northwest Basement Bedroom Closet

Detectable moisture present from ongoing water penetration in basement, probable due to poor exterior grade or overflowing or missing gutters. Moisture penetrations can produce conditions conducive to the growth of mold and fungus, as well as deterioration of structure and building materials. Recommend further evaluation of both interior and exterior conditions and repairs to prevent further moisture intrusion. Further recommend removal or mitigation of any deteriorated materials, and fungal treatment by a moisture mitigation contractor and operation of a dehumidifier.

Mold Mold Remediation Contractor

4 - Exterior

Inspection Method
Visual
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Brick, Wood, Fiber Board
Doors & Windows - Exterior: Exterior Entry Door
Steel, Vinyl-clad Wood
Doors & Windows - Exterior: Exterior Entry Door Type
Hinged, Sliding, French
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Driveway Material
Asphalt
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Walkway Material
Concrete
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Patio Materials
Concrete
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Appurtenance
Deck, Patio, Retaining Wall, Sidewalk
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Deck Material
Wood, Railings, Raised
Eaves, Soffits & Fascia: Soffit And Fascia Material
Wood Boards, Plywood
Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls: Lot Slope
Hillside
Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls: Fence
Not Present
Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls: Retaining Wall
Timber

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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4.1.1 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Fiber Board Siding - Rot Issues
Exterior Wall

Fiber Board siding has rot issues in several areas, and wood pecker damage in others. Recommend further evaluation and repair or replacement by a qualified siding contractor. Consider upgrade to a maintenance free siding.

Siding Siding Contractor
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4.1.2 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Hole In Siding - Birds Nesting In Wall
Southwest Exterior

Hole through fiberboard siding, birds nesting in wall. Recommend further evaluation and repair by a qualified professional.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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4.1.3 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Siding Patched In Multiple Areas

Fiberboard siding has been patched in multiple areas, possible water penetration into surrounding materials. Recommend request scope of repair and determine if previous contractor found degradation to interior structure.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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4.1.4 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Wood Pecker Damage

Minor woodpecker damage to cedar exterior siding below front window, recommend further evaluation and repair by a qualified professional.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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4.1.5 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Exterior Brick Deteriorated

Mortar missing from between bricks, sections possibly loose or damaged. Recommend further evaluation and repair by a qualified professional.

Brick Masonry Contractor
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4.1.6 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Wood Siding Rotted

Wood siding rotted, probable due to roof water discharge splashing into wall. Recommend further evaluation and replacement by a licensed siding contractor. Add gutters above garage to manage roof water discharge.

Siding Siding Contractor
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4.3.1 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Walkway Settled
Exterior Walkway

Sidewalk appears to have settled towards the foundation, low area of sidewalk could collect water, which could lead to an interior water penetration or structural movement. Recommend contact a licensed concrete contractor about possible repair or replacement of sidewalk and adjust grade to slope away from the foundation. Consider Mud-jacking as an alternative to replacement.

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

Asphalt Driveway - Worn
Driveway East

Asphalt driveway has several large cracks as well as some surface cracking and wear, recommend seal coating to extend lifespan. Consider replacement in about 5 years.

House front Driveway Contractor
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4.3.3 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Unsealed Gap Between Garage and Driveway
Garage

Unsealed gap between driveway and garage slab. Recommend seal with foam backer rod and self leveling sealant to prevent water penetration and deterioration.

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

Deck - Unsafe
Southwest Deck

Raised deck installation unsafe due to neglect and rot issues, recommend further evaluation and probable replacement by a licensed contractor, do not use deck until repaired.

House front 1 Deck Contractor
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4.5.1 - Eaves, Soffits & Fascia

Paint/Finish Failing
Various

The paint or finish is failing. This can lead to deterioration and rot of the material. Recommend that the araes be properly prepared and painted / finished.

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4.6.1 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Ash Trees Present

Several ash trees present on lot, recommend maintain inoculation against ash borer and have periodic assessment by arborist.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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4.6.2 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Timber Retaining Wall - Rotted

Timber retaining wall showing severe rot issues, many timbers deteriorated. Recommend further evaluation and replacement by a landscape contractor.

Yard scissors Landscaping Contractor

5 - Heating

Efficiency
Mid-efficiency
Exhaust Venting Method
Induced Draft
Chimney Vent Material
Metal
Chimney Liner
B-vent
Combustion Air
Fresh Air Intake
Equipment: Approximate Capacity
80000 BTU/hr
Equipment: Heat Type
Gas-Fired Heat, Forced Air
Equipment: Energy Source
Gas
Equipment: Approximate Age
15 Years
Equipment: Typical Life Expectancy
Furnace (conventional or mid-efficiency) 18 to 25 years
Equipment: Failure Probablility
Medium
Normal Operating Controls: Thermostat
Digital, Programmable
Distribution Systems: Heating Distribution
Ducts and Registers
Presence of Installed Heat Source in Each Room: Heat Source Present in Each Room
Equipment: Humidifier
Equipment: Brand
Maytag
Testing Heating Effectiveness Limited By Warm Weather

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.

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5.1.1 - Equipment

Metal Chimney - Excessive Offsets
Basement Utility Room

Metal chimney installation for furnace and water heater has too many turns, possible condensation or back drafting issues. Recommend further evaluation by a licensed HVAC contractor.

Fire HVAC Professional
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5.1.2 - Equipment

Humidifier Leaking
Basement Utility Room

Duct mounted bypass humidifier has/had a water leak, recommend further evaluation and repair by a licensed HVAC contractor.

Fire HVAC Professional
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5.3.1 - Distribution Systems

Ducts And Registers Dirty
Throughout

Many vents with dirt and debris, recommend contact a duct cleaning service to clean out the duct work.

Mop Cleaning Service

6 - Cooling

Energy Source/Type
Electric
Air Conditioning Cooling Type
Air Cooled
Location
Exterior North
Cooling Equipment: Approximate Age
8 Years
Cooling Equipment: Typical Life Expectancy
12 to 15 Years
Cooling Equipment: Failure Probablility
Medium
Normal Operating Controls: Thermostat
Digital, Programmable
Distribution System: Configuration
Central
Presence of Installed Cooling Source in Each Room: Rooms With Available Cooling
Central Cooling
Cooling Equipment: Brand
Goodman

Model# SSX140361BB

Serial# 1107633445

Cooling Equipment: Cooling Capacity
3 Tons

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

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

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.

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6.1.1 - Cooling Equipment

Cooling Fins Are Dirty
Northwest Exterior

Cooling fins are dirty, obstructed airflow to condenser coil can contribute to premature equipment failure. Recommend yearly cleaning and service of AC unit by a licensed HVAC contractor.

Fire HVAC Professional
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6.1.2 - Cooling Equipment

Refrigerant Lines - Insulation Missing or Damaged
Northwest Exterior

Exterior air conditioner refrigerant lines, insulation damaged. The large diameter suction line is particularly important to keep insulated as it can gather unwanted excess heat from the outside air and reduce cooling efficiency, recommend repair or replace insulation.

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6.1.3 - Cooling Equipment

Refrigerant Lines - Poor Seal At Building
Exterior Wall

Seal at wall penetration is poor, replace sealing compound, recommend further evaluation and service by a licensed HVAC contractor.

Fire HVAC Professional
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6.1.4 - Cooling Equipment

Condensate - Prior Leakage
Basement Utility Room

Indications that condensation pan has leaked in the past, mineral stains inside and on top of furnace cabinet at the drain pan outlet. Recommend further evaluation and repair by a licensed HVAC contractor.

7 - Plumbing

Water Source
Public
Main Water Shut-off Device: Presence of Electrical Ground
Meter Jumper Wire
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Material
ABS
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Waste System Type
City Sewer
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Water Supply Material
Copper
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Distribution Material
Copper
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Hose Bibbs Present
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Location
Basement, Utility Room
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Power Source/Type
Gas
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Exhaust Venting Method
Natural Draft
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Capacity
50 gallons
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Approximate Age
9 Years

Year of manufacture 2010

Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Typical Life Expectancy
8 to 12 Years
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Failure Probablility
Medium
Main Water Shut-off Device: Location
Basement, Utility Room
Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems: Main Gas Shut-off Location
Basement, Utility Room
Water Treatment Systems
Water Softener
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Radon System
Not Present

Radon Reduction System Types:

- Passive radon systems use a simple pipe leading from below the basement slab up through the roof, acting like a chimney to draw radon out of the home. Power should be available in attic space to add a fan for an active system.

- Active Radon Mitigation systems use a suction fan in conjunction with sub-slab depressurization to reduce Radon levels in your home.

Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Manufacturer
Rheem

Model# RHGPRO50-40F

Serial# RHLN0410541568


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. 

Sump Pump: Location
Basement, Southeast
No Access to Whirlpool.

No access to whirlpool enclosure pump and plumbing not visible.

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.

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7.2.1 - Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems

Sink - Poor Drainage
Master Bathroom

Bathroom sink(s) are clogged and slow to drain, recommend remove and clean P-trap and pop up drain assemblies.

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7.2.2 - Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems

Bathroom P-trap - Current leakage
Master Bathroom

P-trap system under the bathroom sink is currently leaking, recommend repair or replacement of P-trap assembly.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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7.3.1 - Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures

Leaking Valves/Supply Lines
Master Bathroom

Corrosion or rust around fittings, potential for leaking or seepage issue, recommend replace valves and supply lines.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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7.3.2 - Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures

Grout Deteriorated Or Missing
Master Bathroom

Grout in tile surround deteriorated or missing, probable water penetration to substrate. Whenever building materials become saturated, there is the potential for mold and fungal growth. Recommend further evaluation and probable replacement by a licensed contractor.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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7.3.3 - Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures

Whirl Pool Not In Service
Master Bathroom

Whirlpool tub in master suite is inoperative according to seller disclosure, recommend further evaluation and repair or replacement by a licensed plumber.

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

Water Heater - Near End of Life

Water heater is at the expected lifespan for a water heater, recommend further evaluation and probable replacement by a licensed plumber.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor

8 - Electrical

Power Turned On For Evaluation
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Main Panel Location
Basement, Southeast
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Manufacturer
Home Line
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Number Of Circuits Installed
17
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Branch Wire 15 and 20 AMP
Copper
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Wiring Method
Romex
GFCI & AFCI: Circuit Interrupters
GFCI's Present
Smoke Detectors: Smoke Detectors
Present
Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Present
Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Below Ground
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Capacity
200 AMP
Circuit Labels Not Evaluated
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: The Accuracy Of Circuit Labels Was Not Verified

Labeled circuits in older service panels are often inaccurate, contact a licensed electrician for evaluation.

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.

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8.5.1 - GFCI & AFCI

GFCI Missing - Laundry
North 1st Floor Laundry

Laundry outlets are not GFCI protected. Outlets within 6 feet of water source should be GFCI protected. Recommend further evaluation and repair by licensed electrician.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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8.6.1 - Smoke Detectors

Smoke Detectors - Expired
Throughout

Smoke detectors are an older installation, the average life span of a smoke detector is 7 to 10 years. Many of the current smoke detectors have expired and should be replaced. A hardwired smoke detector should be present on each floor, and should be linked to all other smoke detectors to alarm simultaneously. Recommend replace expired smoke detectors.

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8.6.2 - Smoke Detectors

Smoke Detectors - Missing from Bedrooms

Smoke detectors are missing from bedrooms, smoke detectors are required in all bedrooms and common living areas. Recommend installation of smoke detectors throughout that interconnect and alarm simultaneously.

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8.7.1 - Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Missing Carbon Monoxide Detector
Basement Hall

No carbon monoxide detector present near bedroom, CO detectors are required on each floor, within 10 ft of every bedroom. Recommend installation of CO detectors in all required areas.

Tools Handyman/DIY

9 - Fireplace

Vents, Flues & Chimneys: Chimney Material
Sidewall Vent
Type
Gas
Fireplace Not Inspected
No access to control panel

Vents, Flues & Chimneys not inspected.

Lintels not present.

Damper Doors not present.

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.

10 - Attic, Insulation & Ventilation

Dryer Power Source
Gas, 110 Volt
Dryer Vent
Mylar Flex
Attic Insulation: R-value
44
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Soffit Vents, Roof Vents
Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Fans
Microwave Fan - Recirculating, Bath Fan
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Loose-fill, Fiberglass
Attic Inspection Performed
From Access Hatch
Mechanical Ventilation Effectiveness Not Determined
Air/Vapor Barrie System - Continuity Not Verified

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.

Credit
Comment
10.1.1 - Attic Insulation

Attic Hatch Not Sealed
North 1st Floor Hall

Attic hatch is not sealed or weather stripped, possible for air infiltration from interior to escape through hatch into attic space. Heat loss into attic space can lead to condensation and mold issues as well as ice dam formation, recommend seal door weather strip attic hatch.

Tools Handyman/DIY

11 - Doors & Windows - Interior

Windows: Window Manufacturer
Eagle
Windows: Window Type
Casement, Double Pane
Windows: Window Material
Vinyl Clad Wood
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet, Hardwood, Tile
Walls: Wall Material
Gypsum Board
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Gypsum Board
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Wood
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Laminate
Inspection Limited By
Throughout

Excessive storage Items, furniture, and moving boxes.

Windows Not Operated

Many of the windows were severely deteriorated, the first window inspected fell apart and had to be pushed closed. Further window evaluation should be performed by the replacing contractor.

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.

Credit
Comment
11.1.1 - Doors

Door Inoperative
West Basement Living Room

French door to basement walkout is inoperative, door stuck at bottom. Recommend further evaluation and repair or replacement by a qualified professional.

Contractor Qualified Professional
Credit
Comment
11.2.1 - Windows

Failed Seal
Various

Observed condensation or hazing between the window panes, which indicates a failed seal. Recommend qualified window contractor evaluate & replace.

Credit
Comment
11.2.2 - Windows

Major Condensation Damage

Noted major condensation damage on interior window jambs and sills, probable due to excess humidity. Recommend further evaluation and repair or replacement by a qualified contractor.

Window Window Repair and Installation Contractor
Credit
Comment
11.2.3 - Windows

Rot
Northwest Basement Bedroom

Window sash rotted, inoperable, recommend further evaluation and window replacement by a qualified contractor.

Window Window Repair and Installation Contractor
Credit
Comment
11.6.1 - Steps, Stairways & Railings

Climbable Railings

Staircase railings and guardrail should not be made with horizontal climbable rails. Recommend take preventative measures if children are present. Consider railing replacement.

Contractor Qualified Professional

12 - Built-in Appliances

Range/Oven/Cooktop: Exhaust Hood Type
None
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Energy Source
Electric
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Type
Conventional
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Brand
Kitchenaid
Garbage Disposal: Present
Built-in Microwave: Present

Tappan

Washer & Dryer: Models

Washer - Maytag

Dryer - Ge

Dishwasher: Brand
Kitchenaid
Refrigerator: Brand
Amana
Credit
Comment
12.1.1 - Dishwasher

Dishwasher Loose

Dishwasher installation is loose, screws missing or loose in countertop, dishwasher rocks in place. Recommend further evaluation and probable replacement due to age.

Wash Appliance Repair
Credit
Comment
12.6.1 - Washer & Dryer

Crimped Rubber Hoses Prone To Failure
North 1st Floor Laundry

Crimped rubber laundry hoses are prone to failure, recommend replacement with a braided, stainless steel appliance hose.

Tools Handyman/DIY
Credit
Comment
12.6.2 - Washer & Dryer

Flexible Dryer Vent
North 1st Floor Laundry

Flexible dryer vent installed recommend the installation of a smooth Wall dryer vent to prevent lint clogging and fire hazard.

Tools Handyman/DIY

13 - Garage

Garage Type
Triple Car
Ceiling: Ceiling Coverings
Sheetrock
Walls & Firewalls: Firewall Present
Garage Door: Material
Insulated
Garage Door: Type
Sectional
Garage Door Opener: Drive Type
Chain Drive
Occupant Door (From garage to inside of home): Door Material
Steel Exterior
Credit
Comment
13.2.1 - Floor

Spalling
Garage

Spalling on garage floor, spalling occurs when water penetrates into the top layer of concrete and then freezes, breaking off the surface layer. Road salt can form an acid when in solution with water and further exacerbate concrete deterioration and spalling. Recommend clean and seal the garage floor to prevent further damage.

Tools Handyman/DIY
Credit
Comment
13.4.1 - Garage Door

Water Penetration

Indications that water flows under small third stall garage door. Recommend installation of gutters to manage roof water discharge.

Contractor Qualified Professional
Credit
Comment
13.5.1 - Garage Door Opener

Garage Door Opener Obsolete
Garage

Vehicle door operator is dated and does not have the necessary safety equipment installed, recommend replacement of vehicle door operator.

Garage Garage Door Contractor