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1234 Main St.
Lafayette, LA 70503
12/14/2019 9:00AM

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Agency Name
7
Recommendation
7
Maintenance needed

1 - Inspection Details

Weather Conditions
Cloudy, Dry Grounds
Exterior Temperature
90-100 F
Main Entry Faces
West
Type of Building
Single Family
Area
Suburb
Style
1 Story
In Attendance
Client's Agent, Client showed at the end of inspection
Occupancy
Not occupied - Unfurnished
Utility: Sewage Disposal
Public or City
Utility: Water Source
Public or City
Utility: Status
All utilities on

2 - Exterior

Siding, Trim: Material
Brick Veneer, Stucco, Vinyl or Plastic, Wood, EIFS or Synthetic Stucco
Driveway, Walkway: Material
Concrete
Porch, Patio & Deck: Deck and Balcony Material
None
Porch, Patio & Deck: Stair Material
None
Grounds: Landscaping and Grading
Flat site
Barriers: Fence and Gate Material
No Fence Installed
Barriers: Retaining Wall Material
No Retaining Wall
Porch, Patio & Deck: Porch and Patio Material
Concrete
Porch, Patio & Deck: Overhead Coverings
Same as structure
Structure: Wood Structure

As far as visible during the inspection, areas of the wall, flooring, ceiling and roof structure appear to include typical wood framing. 

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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2.2.1 - Siding, Trim

Damaged or Missing Material

Damaged or Missing material noted, which could result in moisture intrusion, pest intrusion, or damaging leaks. Recommend evaluation by a qualified licensed contractor and repair or replace as needed.

Siding Siding Contractor
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2.2.2 - Siding, Trim

Missing Material

Missing material noted at the bottom of the EIFS stucco. Recommend all exposed foam boards be fully cover with stucco finish coat. 

Siding Siding Contractor
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2.2.3 - Siding, Trim

Loose or Improper Material

Loose trim or improperly installed trim noted. This could result in moisture intrusion, pest intrusion, or damaging leaks. Recommend correction by a qualified licensed contractor.

Siding Siding Contractor
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2.5.1 - Grounds

Water Nearby

Ditch, pond, or body of water noted at the property. Exercise caution.

Mag glass Monitor

3 - Foundation

Slab on Grade: Slab

Slab or foundation is mostly visible, and no problems are noted in accessible areas.

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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3.1.1 - Slab on Grade

Exposed Rebar or Tension Cables

Exposed rebar or cable ends of the post tension slab were noted. Recommend cleaning protecting and sealing the exposed ends to avoid damage.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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3.1.2 - Slab on Grade

Corner Cracks

Typical corner cracks noted at the edges of the foundation. No need for repairs.

Mag glass Monitor
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3.1.3 - Slab on Grade

Bricks Overhanging

Brick veneer is overhanging the foundation by more than a third of the bricks width. Recommend evaluation by a licensed professional.

Contractor Qualified Professional

4 - Roof

Covering, Flashing: Roof Material
Composition Shingles
Covering, Flashing: Flashing Material
Metal, Rubber
Gutters, Downspouts: Material
No gutters installed
Age
Possibly original
Style
Hip
Inspection Method
Walked On, Ground, Ladder
Possibly Original

Age of the roof material is unknown to the inspector, but appears to be original to the house. Recommend verifying age with homeowner.

Limited View - Pitch

Unable to fully access roof due to pitch.

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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4.1.1 - Covering, Flashing

Exposed Fasteners

Nails or fasteners are exposed. Sealing is recommended.

Tools Handyman/DIY

5 - Attic

Insulation, Vapor Barrier: Depth
10-15 inches
Insulation, Vapor Barrier: Vapor Barrier
Kraft paper on fiberglass insulation
Ventilation: Type
Soffit Vents, Ridge Vents, Stationary Vents
General: Accessibility
Fully entered attic
General: Style
Full size attic
General: Framing
Conventional framing
Insulation, Vapor Barrier: Type
Fiberglass, Batt, Blown
General: Design Limits Interior View

Due to the inherent design of attic spaces, some areas are not conducive to inspection.

General: Radiant Barrier

Limited inspection at roof decking, due to radiant barrier installed between rafters. 

Insulation, Vapor Barrier: Vapor Barrier Not Visible

Vapor barrier/retarder was not visible during the inspection.

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.

6 - Parking

Floor: Mostly Visible
Walls, Ceiling, Fire barrier: Covering Material Present
Garage Overhead Door: Type
Automatic
Garage Entry Door: Entry Door Present
Location
Attached, Garage, Three car, Detached

7 - Cooling

Exterior Equipment: Power Disconnect Present
Exterior Equipment: Type
Central, Split System
Exterior Equipment: Capacity
4 tons
Exterior Equipment: Year of Manufacturer
2018
Exterior Equipment: Maximum Fuse
45 amps
Interior Equipment: Manufacturer
ADP
Interior Equipment: Capacity
4 tons
Interior Equipment: Year of Manufacturer
2018
Interior Equipment: Condensation Line
Exterior Equipment: Location
Right
Exterior Equipment: Manufacturer
Lennox
Interior Equipment: Location Interior
Attic
Interior Equipment: Air Temperature Drop
14-16 degrees F considered acceptable

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.

8 - Heating

Equipment: System and Fuel Type
Natural gas, Electronic ignition, Forced air
Equipment: Manufacturer
Lennox
Equipment: Capacity
90000 BTU
Equipment: Year of Manufacturer
2018
Ventilation: Material
Metal
Thermostat: Thermostat present
Equipment: Location
Attic
Filter: Filter present
Duct or Distribution: Ductwork
Flexible round

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.

9 - Electrical

Service Entry: Style and Type
Below Ground, 120/240 Volts, Copper
Main Panel: Capacity
200 AMP
Main Panel: Disconnect Type
Circuit Breaker
Sub Panel: Disconnect Type
Circuit Breaker
Sub Panel (A/C): Disconnect Type
Fuses
Branch Wiring: Type
Copper, Romex or Non Metallic, Aluminum
Switches, Outlets: Present and Tested
Lighting: Light Fixtures Present
Ceiling Fans: Fixtures Present
Main Panel: Location
Exterior, Left
Sub Panel: Location
Garage
Sub Panel (A/C): Location
A/C Unit
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Detectors Present

Units not tested during home inspection. We suggest additional carbon monoxide and smoke detectors be installed in appropriate locations, and tested as regular home maintenance.

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.

10 - Plumbing

Main: Material & Size
PEX - Polyethylene, 3/4" diameter
Supply Lines: Material
PEX - Polyethylene
Waste Lines: Material
Plastic
Fuel System: Location
Right
Water Heater: Year of Manufacturer
2019
Water Heater Ventilation: Material
Metal
Main: Main Shut-Off Location
Garage
Main: Water Pressure
50-60 psi
Fuel System: General
Natural Gas
Water Heater: Location
Exterior wall
Water Heater: Power Source, Capacity
Natural Gas, Tankless
Water Heater: Manufacturer
Rheem
Hose Faucets: Functional

Visible hose faucet fixtures were tested, and appear to function as designed.

Main: Valve Not Tested

Main water shut off valve was not tested during the home inspection.

Waste Lines: Not Visible

The plumbing waste lines are not fully visible. Unable to determine status.

Water Heater: Tankless

Recommend verifying capacity and flow rate with sellers or manufacturer.

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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10.2.1 - Supply Lines

Add Insulation

Recommend insulation of pipes to avoid condensation or moisture issues.

Tools Handyman/DIY

11 - Kitchen, Laundry

Range, Ventilation: Range Manufacturer
Frigidaire
Range, Ventilation: Vent Hood Manufacturer
Frigidaire
Laundry: Location
Main floor
Sink: Sink Fixtures
Primary Faucet, Spray Wand, Drain
Garbage Disposal: Disposal Present
Dishwasher: Manufacturer
Frigidaire
Cabinets, Counter: Material
Wood cabinets, Stone counter
Range, Ventilation: Range Type
Electric combo range
Range, Ventilation: Vent Hood Type
Built into microwave, Recirculating vent
Built-in Microwave: Manufacturer
Frigidaire
Laundry: Power Source
240v service provided, 120v wall outlet provided
Laundry: No Washer Installed

No washing machine installed. Laundry plumbing was not tested. Recommend verifying proper operation of plumbing with sellers.

12 - Bathroom

Sink: Type
Double sink faucets, Cabinet style
Cabinets, Counter: Material
Wood cabinets, Stone counter
Toilet: Toilet Present
Tub, Shower Fixtures: Tub and Shower Present
Tub, Shower Surround: Material
Solid tub floor, Seamless walls
Ventilation: Power Vent Present
Location
Between bedrooms
Tub, Shower Fixtures: No Bath Trap

No access available below the tub  Plumbing was not visible. 

13 - Hall Bathroom

Sink: Type
Single sink faucet, Cabinet style
Cabinets, Counter: Material
Wood cabinets, Stone counter
Toilet: Toilet Present
Tub, Shower Fixtures: Tub and Shower Present
Tub, Shower Surround: Material
Solid tub floor, Seamless walls
Ventilation: Power Vent Present
Location
Hallway
Tub, Shower Fixtures: No Bath Trap

No access available below the tub  Plumbing was not visible. 

14 - Master Bathroom

Sink: Type
Double sink faucets, Cabinet style
Cabinets, Counter: Material
Wood cabinets, Stone counter
Toilet: Toilet Present
Tub, Shower Fixtures: Tub and Shower Present
Tub, Shower Surround: Material
Seamless walls, Solid shower floor
Tub, Shower Surround: Material
Solid tub floor, Tile walls
Ventilation: Power Vent Present
Location
Master bedroom
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14.1.1 - Sink

Missing Brackets

Missing undermount brackets noted at the bathroom sinks.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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Comment
14.5.1 - Tub, Shower Surround

Poor Grout

Deteriorating grout noted at tile areas. Recommend sealing to prevent moisture issues.

Tools Handyman/DIY

15 - Interior

Doors: Type of Doors
Main entry, Interior, Exterior rear, Exterior garage, Tempered Glass
Windows: Type, Style, Material
Single-hung, Fixed, Vinyl
Walls, Ceilings: Material
Drywall, Wood
Floors: Material
Tile, Laminate, Carpet

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.

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15.1.1 - Doors

Weatherstrip

Door lacks proper weatherstrip. Recommend correction to ensure weather tightness at exterior door.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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Comment
15.3.1 - Walls, Ceilings

Doorknob Hole

Wall appears to be damaged from doorknob. Recommend repair.

 
Putty knife Drywall Contractor

16 - Fireplace

General: System and Fuel Type
Prefabricated metal, Gas insert
General: Non-Vented Gas Unit

Non-vented fireplace noted. These units are for aesthetic purposes only, and are not intended to provide primary heating. Verify proper operation by consulting the manufacturer's instructions, as improper use may be hazardous to health and safety.

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.

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16.1.1 - General

Gas Valve in Fire Box

The gas supply valve is inside the fire box. Valves should be located outside of the box for safety and convenience. Recommend exercising caution or moving valve to a more convenient location.

Hardhat General Contractor