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1234 Main St.
Lafayette, LA 70503
10/13/2019 9:00AM

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Agency Name
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Recommendation
23
Maintenance needed
8
Safety hazard

1 - Inspection Details

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

Organic Growth Seen

Possible organic growth has been observed during the inspection. While no official mold inspection has been performed, this information is being provided as a courtesy for our client. Further evaluation by a qualified licensed contractor is recommended prior to closing.

Mold Mold Remediation Contractor
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1.2.2 - Additional Information

Pest Activity

Signs of pest activity. Recommend pest control. 

Pest control Pest Control Pro

2 - Exterior

Siding, Trim: Material
Wood
Driveway, Walkway: Material
Gravel
Porch, Patio & Deck: Porch and Patio Material
Brick, Wood
Porch, Patio & Deck: Deck and Balcony Material
Wood
Porch, Patio & Deck: Stair Material
Wood, Concrete, Brick
Porch, Patio & Deck: Overhead Coverings
Same as structure
Grounds: Landscaping and Grading
Flat site
Barriers: Fence and Gate Material
Chain
Barriers: Retaining Wall Material
No Retaining Wall
Outdoor Kitchen: Sink Present
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

Peeling Paint

Peeling paint noted in some areas. This is typical, though may cause water penetration issues. Recommend regular maintenance to avoid damage.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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2.2.2 - Siding, Trim

Moisture Damage

Some exterior material showed moisture damage. If not properly corrected, this could lead to significant damage or deterioration. Recommend correction by a qualified licensed contractor.

Siding Siding Contractor
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2.2.3 - 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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2.2.4 - 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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2.2.5 - Siding, Trim

Siding to Ground

Inadequate clearance between siding and ground. Recommend minimum clearance between bottom of siding and ground of 4". Siding in contact with the ground or soil may provide direct access for wood destroying insect or moisture entry. Recommend correction as necessary, by a qualified licensed contractor.

Siding Siding Contractor
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2.4.1 - Porch, Patio & Deck

Sloped Sideways

Front steps appear to be sloped sideways. 

Tools Handyman/DIY
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2.4.2 - Porch, Patio & Deck

Typical Deterioration

Typical deterioration noted at surface of material. Recommend protecting or repairing as regular home maintenance.

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2.4.3 - Porch, Patio & Deck

Wood to Ground

Wood to ground contact noted.

Mag glass Monitor
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2.4.4 - Porch, Patio & Deck

Warped, Loose

Loose or warped material noted. Recommend correction or replacement as regular home maintenance.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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2.4.5 - Porch, Patio & Deck

Rails - Wide Openings

Improper railing balusters. Spacing between vertical balusters should be no more than 4" wide. Recommend correction for additional safety.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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2.4.6 - Porch, Patio & Deck

Rails - Loose or Damaged

Railing appears to be loose or damaged. Recommend correction for additional safety.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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2.5.1 - Grounds

Trim Away

Trim plants away from structure to help prevent moisture damage and pest intrusion.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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2.5.2 - Grounds

Large Trees

Large tree(s) located on the property, and may represent problems now or in the future with site drainage, plumbing, or foundation conditions. Recommend monitoring for problems and consult with an expert as needed.

Mag glass Monitor
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2.7.1 - Outdoor Kitchen

Damaged Fixture

Damaged handle at outdoor sink faucet. 

Pipes Plumbing Contractor

3 - Foundation

Crawlspace: General
Wood floor structure above
Crawlspace: Accessibility
Yes - entered for inspection
Crawlspace: Insulation
No Insulation
Crawlspace: Vapor Barrier
None
Crawlspace: Piers
Masonry/Bricks, Concrete
Crawlspace: Floor Level
Approx 1" - 2"
Crawlspace: Structure Is Not Fully Visible

Design of the crawlspace does not allow full access or view of some beams, sills, floor joists, columns, supports, or piers.

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 - Crawlspace

Typical Cracks

Typical cracks noted. Some cracking is to be expected in all surfaces as the property settles with age. Recommend monitoring for future changes.

Mag glass Monitor
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3.1.2 - Crawlspace

Poor End Bearing

Poor end bearing noted at some beams or floor joists. Recommend evaluation by a qualified licensed contractor and repair or replace as needed.

Hardhat General Contractor
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3.1.3 - Crawlspace

Damaged Vertical Support

Vertical support has signs of damage or deterioration. Recommend evaluation by a qualified licensed contractor and repair or replace as needed.

Hardhat General Contractor
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3.1.4 - Crawlspace

Wood Destroying Insect Damage

Wood destroying insect damage noted. Recommend verifying history of damage and treatment with sellers, and contacting a licensed contractor for necessary repairs. Recommend considering pest control treatment as preventative maintenance.

Hardhat General Contractor
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3.1.5 - Crawlspace

Moisture Stains

Moisture stains noted at the subflooring and/or beams and floor joist in the crawl space.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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3.1.6 - Crawlspace

Damaged Skirting

Damaged skirting noted at the crawlspace.

Tools Handyman/DIY

4 - Roof

Covering, Flashing: Roof Material
Metal
Covering, Flashing: Flashing Material
Metal
Gutters, Downspouts: Material
Metal, Partial gutter system
Skylights, Chimneys: Chimney Material
Brick
Age
Unknown
Style
Hip, Gable
Inspection Method
Ladder, Ground, Walked On
Unknown Age

Age of the roofing material is unknown to the inspector. Recommend verifying age of with homeowner.

Limited View - Pitch

Unable to fully access roof due to pitch.

Covering, Flashing: Debris

Inspection was limited due to excessive debris noted on the roof surface.

Skylights, Chimneys: Chimney Cap - Inaccessible

Chimney cap was not fully accessible for inspection due to height. Limited inspection performed. Regular maintenance and inspections advised.

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

Lifted Metal & Flashings

Lifted metal panels and/or flashings noted. Repair as needed. 

Roof Roofing Professional
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4.1.2 - Covering, Flashing

Debris noted

Low areas noted at the roof covering. Build-up of debris noted. Recommend regular cleaning to prevent premature damage.

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4.1.3 - Covering, Flashing

Rusting Metal

Rust noted at the metal roof covering.

Mag glass Monitor
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4.3.1 - Gutters, Downspouts

Debris

Debris in gutters. Recommend cleaning and verifying proper slope as regular home maintenance.

Tools Handyman/DIY

5 - Attic

Insulation, Vapor Barrier: Depth
Less than 6 inches
Insulation, Vapor Barrier: Vapor Barrier
Kraft paper on fiberglass insulation
Ventilation: Type
Gable End Vents
Insulation, Vapor Barrier: Type
Fiberglass, Batt
General: Accessibility
Fully entered attic
General: Style
Full size attic
General: Framing
Conventional framing
General: Previous Repairs

Previous repairs noted. Verify history with seller and monitor areas for ongoing or future problems.

General: Design Limits Interior View

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

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5.1.1 - General

No Walk Boards

No walk boards are provided. Exercise caution.

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5.1.2 - General

Signs of Past Leak

Signs of past or present leak noted. Unable to determine status of the stains. Recommend verifying history of leaks with the seller, and consider contacting a qualified licensed contractor to further evaluate and remedy as needed.

Roof Roofing Professional
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5.1.3 - General

Framing Cut, Damaged, or Altered

Cut, Damaged, or Altered framing noted in the attic. Recommend evaluation by a qualified licensed contractor and repair or replace as needed.

Hardhat General Contractor
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5.1.4 - General

Damaged Roof Decking

 Damaged roof decking noted at the attic.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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5.2.1 - Insulation, Vapor Barrier

Uneven Insulation

Some insulation has been damaged, uneven, or poorly supported, and its effectiveness is in question. Recommend correction by a qualified licensed contractor.

House construction Insulation Contractor
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5.2.2 - Insulation, Vapor Barrier

Vapor Barrier Facing Up

Insulation appears to have been improper installed with the vapor barrier facing the non-conditioned space. This may trap moisture and cause damage. Recommend correction by a qualified licensed contractor.

House construction Insulation Contractor

6 - Parking

Location
Attached, One car, Carport
Carport Cover: Carport Cover
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6.1.1 - Carport Cover

Moisture Stains or Damage

Moisture stains or damage noted at framing or covering material. Recommend repair or replacement as necessary.

Hardhat General Contractor
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6.1.2 - Carport Cover

Damaged Framing or Covering

Damage noted at framing or covering material. Recommend repair or replacement as necessary.

Hardhat General Contractor

7 - Garage

Floor: Mostly Visible
Garage Overhead Door: Type
Manual
Location
Attached, One car, Garage
Walls, Ceiling: Exposed Framing, No Covering
Garage Overhead Door: Locked

The overhead door was locked at the time of inspection. Unable to test. Verify operation with sellers.

8 - Cooling

Exterior Equipment: Power Disconnect Present
Exterior Equipment: Type
Central, Split System
Exterior Equipment: Manufacturer
Carrier
Exterior Equipment: Capacity
5 tons
Exterior Equipment: Year of Manufacturer
2008
Exterior Equipment: Maximum Fuse
50 amps
Interior Equipment: Manufacturer
Carrier
Interior Equipment: Capacity
5 tons
Interior Equipment: Year of Manufacturer
2008
Interior Equipment: Air Temperature Drop
<12 degrees F cooling not adequate
Auxiliary Equipment: Window unit
Exterior Equipment: Location
Left
Interior Equipment: Location Interior
Crawlspace
Auxiliary Equipment: Window Unit

These units are typically considered movable personal property and are not routinely inspected as part of a home inspection. Verify with seller whether window units are to be included in the home sale. Verify operation with seller.

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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8.2.1 - Interior Equipment

Typical Wear

Unit appears to be functional, though signs of wear and aging noted. Recommend servicing unit and checking refrigerant level annually.

Fire HVAC Professional
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8.2.2 - Interior Equipment

Poor Air Drop

Unit does not appear to be producing an adequate air temperature drop. Recommend servicing unit.

Fire HVAC Professional

9 - Heating

Equipment: System and Fuel Type
Forced air, Electronic ignition, Natural gas
Equipment: Manufacturer
Carrier
Equipment: Capacity
110000 BTU
Equipment: Year of Manufacturer
2008
Ventilation: Material
Metal
Duct or Distribution: Ductwork
Insulated, Sheet metal
Thermostat: Thermostat present
Equipment: Location
Crawlspace
Auxiliary Equipment: Gas space heater

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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9.1.1 - Equipment

Older Than 10 Years

Fuel gas powered heating system appears to be over 10 years old. Units of this advanced age are more susceptible to heat exchanger problems. It is recommended that any unit over 10 years old be serviced by a qualified licensed contractor annually. Verify service records with seller.

Fire HVAC Professional
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9.1.2 - Equipment

Not Responding

Unit failed to respond to thermostat. Recommend servicing unit.

Th Heating and Cooling Contractor
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9.1.3 - Equipment

Plenum or Return - Rusting

Some sections of supply or return material appears to be rusting. 

Fire HVAC Professional
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9.3.1 - Filter

Missing

Missing filter.

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9.3.2 - Filter

Damaged

Damaged filter.

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9.4.1 - Duct or Distribution

Duct - Disconnected

Ductwork is loose, disconnected or missing. Recommend correction.

Fire HVAC Professional
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9.4.2 - Duct or Distribution

Duct - Defects

Damage, deterioration or defects noted at some ducts or their insulation wrap. Recommend replacement as necessary.

Fire HVAC Professional
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9.6.1 - Auxiliary Equipment

Inoperative

Unit did not respond to controls. Recommend repair or replacement by a qualified licensed contractor.

Hardhat General Contractor
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9.6.2 - Auxiliary Equipment

Non-Vented Gas

Non-vented gas heaters may represent a health and safety hazard. Recommend proper ventilation upon use and consider regular maintenance to unit.

Mag glass Monitor

10 - Electrical

Main Panel: Capacity
125 AMP
Main Panel: Disconnect Type
Circuit Breaker
Sub Panel: Disconnect Type
Push Button
Sub Panel 2: Disconnect Type
Push Button
Sub Panel 3: Disconnect Type
Circuit Breaker
Sub Panel 4: Disconnect Type
Fuses
Branch Wiring: Type
Copper, Aluminum, Romex or Non Metallic, Cloth Covered, Knob and Tube
Switches, Outlets: Present and Tested
Lighting: Light Fixtures Present
Ceiling Fans: Fixtures Present
Service Entry: Style and Type
Overhead, 120/240 Volts, Copper
Main Panel: Location
Exterior, Left
Sub Panel: Location
Closet
Sub Panel 2: Location
Bedroom
Sub Panel 3: Location
Shed
Sub Panel 4: Location
Exterior, Left
Switches, Outlets: Two Prong

Two prong ungrounded type outlets noted throughout the house.

Switches, Outlets: Ungrounded

Grounded type outlets throughout the house did not appears to be properly grounded.

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.

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10.2.1 - Main Panel

No Labels

Panel disconnects are without the benefit of complete labeling.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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10.2.2 - Main Panel

Openings

Unused openings noted at the panel cover or surrounding box. Recommend covering openings for safety.

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10.2.3 - Main Panel

Minimal AFCI

Missing or inadequate number of AFCI breakers noted. The requirement for AFCI for some 15amp or 20amp breakers began with the 1999 edition of the National Electric Code, and have since included upgrading to AFCI style when breakers need replacement.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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10.2.4 - Main Panel

Aluminum Antioxidant Paste

Recommend anti oxidant paste on aluminum 240 volt connections.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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10.2.5 - Main Panel

No Main Breaker

To disconnect, all breaker or fuses must be tripped or pulled. Six or fewer breakers in one location do not usually require a main breaker. More than six breakers with no main breaker is not correct, according to current electrical standards. Recommend correction by a qualified licensed contractor as necessary.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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10.3.1 - Sub Panel

No Labels

Panel disconnects are without the benefit of complete labeling.

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10.3.2 - Sub Panel

Missing Wire Clamps

Missing stain relief or wire clamps at the panel box. Recommend clamps to protect wires, for safety.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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10.3.3 - Sub Panel

Improper Size Breaker

The breaker appears to be improperly sized for the wire, and improper protection may cause significant issues. Recommend evaluation and correction by a qualified licensed contractor.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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10.3.4 - Sub Panel

Multiple Tap

Multiple wires are connected to a single lug on a breaker where only one wire should be connected. Recommend evaluation and correction by a qualified licensed contractor.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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10.3.5 - Sub Panel

Outdated Disconnects

Electrical system appears to be outdated by today's standards. Upgrade should be considered.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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10.4.1 - Sub Panel 2

Missing Wire Clamps

Missing stain relief or wire clamps at the panel box. Recommend clamps to protect wires, for safety.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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10.4.2 - Sub Panel 2

Tripped During Inspection

Breaker tripped at the panel during inspection. Recommend evaluation and correction by a qualified licensed contractor.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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10.4.3 - Sub Panel 2

Improper Size Breaker

The breaker appears to be improperly sized for the wire, and improper protection may cause significant issues. Recommend evaluation and correction by a qualified licensed contractor.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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10.4.4 - Sub Panel 2

Outdated Disconnects

Electrical system appears to be outdated by today's standards. Upgrade should be considered.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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10.5.1 - Sub Panel 3

No Labels

Panel disconnects are without the benefit of complete labeling.

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10.6.1 - Sub Panel 4

No Labels

Panel disconnects are without the benefit of complete labeling.

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10.6.2 - Sub Panel 4

Defects

Rust, corrosion, defects, or damage noted at the electric panel. Recommend monitoring for ongoing issues and contact a qualified licensed contractor for replacement as necessary.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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10.7.1 - Branch Wiring

Bare Wires

Bare wires noted. Recommend exposed wires be properly protected.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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10.8.1 - Switches, Outlets

GFCI Not Functioning

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter outlet does not appear to be functioning properly.  Outlet won't reset - or - Outlet has power but does not trip when tested. Recommend replacement for safety.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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10.8.2 - Switches, Outlets

Cover Plate Damaged or Missing

Missing or damaged cover plates noted. Recommend replacement for safety.

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10.8.3 - Switches, Outlets

Inoperative Outlet

Some outlets did not respond to test. Recommend evaluation and correction by a qualified licensed contractor.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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10.8.4 - Switches, Outlets

Two Prong

Two prong ungrounded type outlet noted. Consider upgrading to a grounded outlet for additional safety.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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10.8.5 - Switches, Outlets

Damaged Outlets

Electrical outlet is damaged.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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10.9.1 - Lighting

Inoperative

Light fixtures are not operational in some areas. Possibly due to bad bulbs. Recommend verifying proper operation of light fixtures with sellers.

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10.9.2 - Lighting

Missing or Damaged

Missing or damaged light fixtures noted. Recommend protecting exposed wiring or installing light fixtures and verify proper operation.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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10.10.1 - Ceiling Fans

Missing Cord

Missing or damaged pendant cord. Unable to test fixture. Recommend repair or replacement.

Tools Handyman/DIY

11 - Plumbing

Main: Material & Size
Galvanized, Plastic, 3/4" diameter
Supply Lines: Material
Plastic, Galvanized
Waste Lines: Material
Plastic, Cast Iron, Galvanized
Fuel System: Location
Right
Water Heater: Power Source, Capacity
Natural Gas, 40 Gallons
Water Heater: Manufacturer
Whirlpool
Water Heater: Year of Manufacturer
2006
Water Heater Ventilation: Material
Metal
Water Heater 2: Location
Attic
Water Heater 2: Power Source, Capacity
Natural Gas
Water Heater 2: Year of Manufacturer
Unknown
Water Heater Ventilation 2: Material
Metal
Main: Main Shut-Off Location
Crawlspace, Right
Main: Water Pressure
50-60 psi
Fuel System: General
Natural Gas
Water Heater: Location
Closet, Laundry
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.

Water Heater Ventilation: Limited View

Unable to fully view or inspect vent material.

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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11.2.1 - Supply Lines

Significant Rust or Corrosion

Significant rust or corrosion noted. Recommend monitoring for future issues and repair or replace as needed.

Mag glass Monitor
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11.2.2 - Supply Lines

Leak

Leak noted. Recommend correction by a qualified licensed contractor.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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11.2.3 - Supply Lines

Glued Piping

Glued plastic piping noted. This is typically not recommended in most jurisdictions. Recommend evaluation by a qualified licensed contractor and replace as needed.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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11.3.1 - Waste Lines

Significant Rust or Corrosion

Significant rust or corrosion noted. Recommend monitoring for future issues and repair or replace as needed.

Mag glass Monitor
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11.3.2 - Waste Lines

Leak

Leak noted. Recommend correction by a qualified licensed contractor.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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11.3.3 - Waste Lines

ABS to PVC

ABS to PVC contact noted. Glue may not properly adhere and openings or leaks may result. Recommend monitoring for leaks or consult with a qualified licensed contractor for remedy as preventative maintenance.

Mag glass Monitor
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11.5.1 - Fuel System

Rusting

Rusting noted at supply piping. Recommend painting or protecting as regular home maintenance.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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11.6.1 - Water Heater

TPR - Missing or Too Short

Temperature Pressure Relief pipe is missing or terminates too far from the ground. Recommend a drain line be extended from the valve, terminating within 6 inches of the ground, or to a safe location.

Tools Handyman/DIY

12 - Kitchen, Laundry

Garbage Disposal: Disposal Present
Cabinets, Counter: Material
Wood cabinets, Tile counter
Range, Ventilation: Range Type
No Unit Installed
Range, Ventilation: Range Manufacturer
No Unit Installed
Range, Ventilation: Vent Hood Type
External vent
Range, Ventilation: Vent Hood Manufacturer
Unable to Determine
Laundry: Location
Main floor
Laundry: Power Source
No 240v service visible, 120v wall outlet provided, Gas line provided
Sink: Sink Fixtures
Primary Faucet, Spray Wand, Drain
Laundry: No Washer Installed

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

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12.1.1 - Sink

Leak or Damage - Supply

Leak or Damage noted at the water supply line or valve. Recommend repair or replacement by a qualified licensed contractor.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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12.2.1 - Garbage Disposal

Missing Wire Clamp

Improper electrical connection noted. Missing wire clamp at entry cable beneath unit.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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12.2.2 - Garbage Disposal

Inoperative

Unit did not respond to power switch. Recommend removal or replacement.

Hardhat General Contractor
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12.3.1 - Cabinets, Counter

Damage

Significant wear or damage noted at cabinets or countertops. Recommend repair or replacement.

Hardhat General Contractor
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12.3.2 - Cabinets, Counter

Moisture Stains or Damage

Moisture stains or damage noted inside cabinet. Recommend cleaning, making necessary repairs, and monitoring for future issues.

Hardhat General Contractor

13 - Bathroom

Sink: Type
Single sink faucet, Pedestal style
Cabinets, Counter: Material
Wood cabinets
Toilet: Toilet Present
Tub, Shower Fixtures: Tub and Shower Present
Tub, Shower Surround: Material
Solid tub floor, Panel walls
Heat, Ventilation: Window Ventilation Only

Consider installing a power vent to provide additional ventilation.

Location
Between bedrooms
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13.4.1 - Tub, Shower Fixtures

Drain Stopper Inoperative

Stopper missing or did not properly operate. Recommend repair or replacement.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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13.4.2 - Tub, Shower Fixtures

Leak at Shower Head

Leak noted at the shower head fixture or at the shower to supply connection. Recommend repair or replacement.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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13.4.3 - Tub, Shower Fixtures

Handles Turn Continuously

Handles turn continuously. Difficult to turn water on or off. Recommend repair or replacement.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor

14 - Hall Bathroom

Sink: Type
Single sink faucet, Cabinet style
Cabinets, Counter: Material
Wood cabinets, Stone counter
Toilet: Toilet Present
Ventilation: Power Vent Present
Location
Hallway
Tub, Shower Fixtures: No tub, no shower
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14.1.1 - Sink

Fixture Handles Turn

Faucet fixture handle turns continuously, and appears to function improperly. Recommend repair or replacement.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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14.1.2 - Sink

Damaged Supply Valve

Damaged shut off valves at water supply. Unable to full test sink.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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14.2.1 - Cabinets, Counter

Minor Wear

Typical wear and aging noted at cabinets or countertops. Recommend making necessary repairs.

Mag glass Monitor

15 - Interior

Doors: Type of Doors
Main entry, Exterior rear, Exterior side, Non Tempered Glass, Interior
Windows: Type, Style, Material
Single-hung, Wood, Fixed
Walls, Ceilings: Material
Wood, Drywall, Paneling, Wallpaper, Tile, Open beam
Floors: Material
Carpet, Wood, Vinyl

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

Door Won't Latch - Interior

Door won't properly latch. Recommend adjustment.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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15.1.2 - Doors

Rubs Floor

Door appears to rub the floor and is difficult to open or close. This may cause premature wear to the door hardware or flooring material. Recommend adjustment.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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15.1.3 - Doors

Weatherstrip

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

Tools Handyman/DIY
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15.1.4 - Doors

Cracked or Broken Glass

Cracked or broken glass noted at door. Recommend replacement for safety.

Hardhat General Contractor
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15.1.5 - Doors

Off Track or Missing

Interior doors appear to be missing or off track. Recommend correction.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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15.1.6 - Doors

Blocked or Locked

Unable to test door due to blocked, locked, or restricted access. Verify proper operation with seller.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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15.2.1 - Windows

Cracked Glass

Cracked or broken glass noted. Recommend replacement for safety.

Window Window Repair and Installation Contractor
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15.2.2 - Windows

Deteriorating Glaze

Caulking or glazing compound deteriorated at wood framed windows. Recommend correction as regular maintenance, to ensure safety and proper operation of windows.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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15.2.3 - Windows

Inoperative

Window or hardware is not fully functional. Recommend repair or replacement by a qualified licensed contractor.

Window Window Repair and Installation Contractor
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15.2.4 - Windows

Unsafe Window Location

Window is located at the floor level and does not appear to be tempered glass. Possible safety issues noted.

Window Window Repair and Installation Contractor
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15.3.1 - Walls, Ceilings

Peeling Paint or Covering

Peeling paint or wall covering noted. This is typical with age and wear of a home. Recommend evaluation by a qualified licensed painter, and consider a fresh coat of paint.

Paint roller Painting Contractor
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15.3.2 - Walls, Ceilings

Moisture Damage

Moisture damage noted. The source of moisture may have been corrected, though we recommend monitoring for future changes or issues. Recommend repairing material as necessary.

Putty knife Drywall Contractor
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15.3.3 - Walls, Ceilings

Damaged Material

Some material appears to be damaged or missing. Recommend correction by a qualified licensed contractor.

Putty knife Drywall Contractor
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15.4.1 - Floors

Typical Wear

Typical wear, scratches or stains noted at flooring material. Recommend replacement as necessary.

Flooring Flooring Contractor

16 - Fireplace

General: System and Fuel Type
Coal Burning
General: Coal Burning

Older coal burning type fireplace is present. These units are not up to current safety standards, and the operation or safety of the system is beyond the scope of a normal home inspection. Recommend not using fireplace. Recommend evaluation by a a qualified licensed contractor.

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

Inoperable Fireplaces

Coal burning fireplaces have been closed off and are currently inoperable. 

Fireplace Chimney Repair Contractor