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

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Agency Name
66
Recommendation
25
Maintenance needed
7
Safety hazard

1 - Inspection Details

Weather Conditions
Cloudy, Dry Grounds
Exterior Temperature
80-90 F
Main Entry Faces
North
Type of Building
Single Family
Area
Town
Style
2 Story
In Attendance
Client, Client's Agent
Occupancy
Not occupied - Partial Furnishings
Utility: Sewage Disposal
Public or City
Utility: Water Source
Public or City
Utility: Status
All utilities on
Partial Furnishings

It is assumed that some areas are concealed by furniture or other personal property.  Home inspectors are not allowed to move personal property during their inspection.  It is highly recommended that the purchaser perform a thorough inspection during their final walk through.

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1.2.1 - Additional Information

Possible Organic Growth

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.

Mop Cleaning Service

2 - Exterior

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

Workshop: Material
Wood
Workshop: Locked

Locked door prevented access to shed. Interior not inspected. Recommend gaining access from sellers before closing.

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

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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2.2.3 - Siding, Trim

Missing Vent Cover

Missing cover noted at the exterior vents, Pest entry is possible. Recommend correction to avoid further issues.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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2.3.1 - Driveway, Walkway

Cracking - Major

Major cracks noted. Recommend evaluation by a qualified licensed contractor and repair or replace as needed.

Hardhat General Contractor
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2.3.2 - Driveway, Walkway

Raised or Settled

Surface appears to be raised or settled.

Mag glass Monitor
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2.3.3 - Driveway, Walkway

Portions Missing

Some portions are damaged and/or missing. Recommend repair by a qualified licensed contractor.

Hardhat General Contractor
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2.4.1 - Porch, Patio & Deck

Screen Door

Missing screen door at the patio area.

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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2.5.3 - Grounds

Low Crawlspace

Crawl space soil appears to be lower than the surrounding grade. Recommend correction.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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2.7.1 - Workshop

Damage

Damage or deterioration noted. Recommend repair or replacement as needed.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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2.7.2 - Workshop

Pest Activity

Pest activity noted at shed. Recommend contacting a qualified contractor for remedy and correction as necessary.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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Comment
2.7.3 - Workshop

Damaged Roof Cover

Roof covering the outbuilding is damaged and/or missing shingles. Recommend repair or replacement as needed.

Roof Roofing Professional
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2.7.4 - Workshop

Cracked Glass

Cracked glass window noted at the outbuilding.

Contractor Qualified Professional

3 - Foundation

Crawlspace: Insulation
Fiberglass, Batt
Crawlspace: Vapor Barrier
Kraft paper on fiberglass insulation
Crawlspace: General
Wood floor structure above
Crawlspace: Accessibility
Yes - entered for inspection
Crawlspace: Piers
Masonry/Bricks
Crawlspace: Floor Level
Approx 0.5" to 1"
Crawlspace: Previous Repairs

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

Crawlspace: Limited Access

Crawlspace viewing is limited, restricted access. Partially entered and partially inspected.

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

Weak Vertical Support

Vertical support is weak, undersized, or improperly secured. Recommend correction by a qualified licensed contractor.

Hardhat General Contractor
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3.1.2 - 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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3.1.3 - Crawlspace

Non-Professional Repair

Non-professional repair noted. Verify history with seller and remedy as necessary.

Mag glass Monitor
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3.1.4 - Crawlspace

Previous repairs

Previous repairs noted. Recommend verifying history with seller and monitor as needed.

Mag glass Monitor

4 - Roof

Covering, Flashing: Roof Material
Composition Shingles, Asbestos
Covering, Flashing: Flashing Material
Metal, Rubber
Gutters, Downspouts: Material
Metal, Full gutter system
Inspection Method
Ground, Ladder, Binoculars
Age
Unknown, Possibly original
Style
Gable
Covering, Flashing: Previous Repairs

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

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.

Covering, Flashing: Debris

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

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

Flashing - Rusty Metal

Rusty metal flashing noted. Regular maintenance and inspections advised.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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Comment
4.1.2 - Covering, Flashing

Typical Aging

General condition appears functional with signs of weathering and aging. Regular maintenance and inspections are advised.

Mag glass Monitor
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4.1.3 - Covering, Flashing

Damaged or Missing Shingles

Damaged or missing shingles noted. Recommend a qualified roofing professional evaluate and repair. 

Roof Roofing Professional
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4.1.4 - Covering, Flashing

Lifted Shingles or Fasteners

Lifted shingles or protruding fasteners are noted. Regular maintenance and inspections are advised.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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4.2.1 - Gutters, Downspouts

Debris

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

Tools Handyman/DIY
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4.2.2 - Gutters, Downspouts

Damage or Defects

Damage or defects viewed to gutter. Recommend correction by a qualified licensed contractor as needed.

Roof Roofing Professional

5 - Attic

Insulation, Vapor Barrier: Depth
6-10 inches
Insulation, Vapor Barrier: Vapor Barrier
Kraft paper on fiberglass insulation
Ventilation: Type
Gable End 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.

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.

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5.1.1 - General

Moisture Stains

Moisture stains noted. Recommend monitoring for future changes or issues.

Mag glass Monitor
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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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5.2.1 - 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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5.3.1 - Ventilation

Poor Vent Screens

Missing or damaged screens noted on vents. Pest entry possible. Recommend repair or replacing screens.

Tools Handyman/DIY

6 - Parking

Floor: Mostly Visible
Walls, Ceiling & Supports: Covering Material Present
Location
Attached, One car, Carport
Floor: Limited View

Restricted access or view of floor due to personal belongings. Unable to fully inspect condition of floor.

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6.2.1 - Walls, Ceiling & Supports

Damaged Supports

Support posts are loose and not well secured. 

Hardhat General Contractor

7 - Cooling (Downstairs)

Exterior Equipment: Power Disconnect Present
Exterior Equipment: Type
Central, Split System
Exterior Equipment: Manufacturer
Lennox
Exterior Equipment: Capacity
5 tons
Exterior Equipment: Year of Manufacturer
1998
Exterior Equipment: Maximum Fuse
60 amps
Interior Equipment: Manufacturer
Lennox
Interior Equipment: Capacity
5 tons
Interior Equipment: Year of Manufacturer
1998
Interior Equipment: Condensation Line
Exterior Equipment: Location
Right, Front
Interior Equipment: Location Interior
Closet
Interior Equipment: Air Temperature Drop
12-14 degrees F considered marginal operation

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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7.1.1 - Exterior Equipment

Damaged Fins

Fins at exterior of unit appear to be damaged or dirty. Recommend cleaning.

Fire HVAC Professional
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7.1.2 - Exterior Equipment

Poor Insulation

Missing, deteriorating, or damaged insulation noted on refrigerant lines. Recommend replacing insulation as regular home maintenance.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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7.2.1 - Interior Equipment

Condensation Line - Poor End

Poor termination point noted. Recommend routing drain line to proper waste area to avoid moisture damage.

Tools Handyman/DIY

8 - Heating (Downstairs)

Equipment: System and Fuel Type
Natural gas, Forced air, Electronic ignition
Equipment: Manufacturer
Lennox
Equipment: Capacity
120000 BTU
Equipment: Year of Manufacturer
1998
Ventilation: Material
Metal
Filter: Filter present
Duct or Distribution: Ductwork
Flexible round
Thermostat: Thermostat present
Equipment: Location
Closet
Duct or Distribution: Limited View

Limited view of ducts or air supply system due to system design or personal belongings blocking. Some areas were not fully accessible for inspection.

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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8.1.1 - 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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8.1.2 - Equipment

Flex Type

Flexible piping noted at the furnace gas supply. Recommend replacing with a hard pipe. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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8.2.1 - Ventilation

Poor Clearance

Inadequate pipe clearance. Combustibles are nearby or touching vent pipe.

Tools Handyman/DIY

9 - Cooling (Upstairs)

Exterior Equipment: Power Disconnect Present
Exterior Equipment: Type
Central, Split System
Exterior Equipment: Manufacturer
Trane
Exterior Equipment: Capacity
3 tons
Exterior Equipment: Year of Manufacturer
2005
Exterior Equipment: Maximum Fuse
35 amps
Interior Equipment: Manufacturer
Lennox
Interior Equipment: Capacity
3 tons
Interior Equipment: Year of Manufacturer
1997
Interior Equipment: Condensation Line
Auxiliary Equipment: Whole house attic fan
Exterior Equipment: Location
Right, Rear
Interior Equipment: Location Interior
Attic
Interior Equipment: Air Temperature Drop
16-18 degrees F good cooling

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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9.2.1 - 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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9.2.2 - Interior Equipment

Condensation Line - Insulation

Recommend insulating drain line to guard against condensation on exterior of piping.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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Comment
9.2.3 - Interior Equipment

Drain Pan - Minor Damage

Typical damage or rusting noted at drain pan.

Mag glass Monitor
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9.3.1 - Auxiliary Equipment

Fan - Inoperative

Whole house attic fan did not appear to respond to controls. Recommend repair or replacement by a qualified licensed contractor.

Hardhat General Contractor

10 - Heating (Upstairs)

Equipment: System and Fuel Type
Natural gas, Electronic ignition, Forced air
Equipment: Manufacturer
Lennox
Equipment: Capacity
75000 BTU
Equipment: Year of Manufacturer
1997
Ventilation: Material
Metal
Filter: Filter present
Duct or Distribution: Ductwork
Flexible round
Thermostat: Thermostat present
Auxiliary Equipment: Gas space heater
Equipment: Location
Attic

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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10.1.1 - 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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10.2.1 - Ventilation

Poor Clearance

Inadequate pipe clearance. Combustibles are nearby or touching vent pipe.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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10.6.1 - 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

11 - Electrical

Service Entry: Style and Type
Overhead, 120/240 Volts, Copper
Main Panel: Capacity
200 AMP
Main Panel: Disconnect Type
Circuit Breaker
Sub Panel: Disconnect Type
Circuit Breaker
Sub Panel (Workshop): Disconnect Type
Circuit Breaker
Branch Wiring: Type
Copper, Romex or Non Metallic, Cloth Covered
Switches, Outlets: Present and Tested
Lighting: Light Fixtures Present
Ceiling Fans: Fixtures Present
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors: No Detectors Present
Main Panel: Location
Exterior, Left
Sub Panel: Location
A/C Unit, Exterior
Sub Panel (Workshop): Location
Workshop

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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11.1.1 - Service Entry

Lacking Drip Loop

The service entry cable is lacking a drip loop, and moisture entry into the masthead is possible. Recommend correction by a qualified licensed contractor.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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11.2.1 - Main Panel

No Labels

Panel disconnects are without the benefit of complete labeling.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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11.2.2 - Main Panel

Tripped During Inspection

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

Electric Electrical Contractor
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11.2.3 - 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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11.2.4 - Main Panel

Disconnected or Abandon

Disconnected or abandon wiring noted inside panel box. Recommend removing all unused wiring.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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11.3.1 - Sub Panel

No Labels

Panel disconnects are without the benefit of complete labeling.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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11.5.1 - Branch Wiring

Bare Wires

Bare wires noted. Recommend exposed wires be properly protected.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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11.5.2 - Branch Wiring

Abandon

Possible abandon wiring noted. Recommend verifying status and removing unused or abandon wiring.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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11.6.1 - 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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11.6.2 - Switches, Outlets

Miswired Outlet

One or more receptacles have been improperly wired (reverse polarity, open neutral, etc). This can create a shock hazard. Recommend correction by a qualified licensed electrician.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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11.6.3 - Switches, Outlets

Ungrounded

Grounded type outlet appears to be ungrounded. Recommend correction for additional safety.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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11.7.1 - Lighting

Inoperative

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

Tools Handyman/DIY
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Comment
11.7.2 - Lighting

Protect Bulbs

Exposed light bulbs should have fixture covers for additional safety.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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11.8.1 - Ceiling Fans

Inoperative

Fixture did not respond to controls. Recommend repair or replacement as necessary.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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11.9.1 - Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

No Detectors Present

No carbon monoxide detectors or smoke detectors found. We suggest both type of units be installed in appropriate locations.

Tools Handyman/DIY

12 - Plumbing

Main: Material & Size
Copper, 1" diameter
Supply Lines: Material
Copper, PEX - Polyethylene
Waste Lines: Material
Cast Iron, Galvanized, Plastic, Chromed pipe, Copper
Fuel System: Location
Left
Water Heater: Power Source, Capacity
40 Gallons, Natural Gas
Water Heater: Manufacturer
Ruud
Water Heater: Year of Manufacturer
1998
Water Heater 2: Power Source, Capacity
Natural Gas, 40 Gallons
Water Heater 2: Manufacturer
Ruud
Water Heater 2: Year of Manufacturer
1998
Water Heater Ventilation: Material
Metal
Main: Main Shut-Off Location
Crawlspace, Right
Main: Water Pressure
60-70 psi
Fuel System: General
Natural Gas
Water Heater: Location
Closet, Upstairs
Water Heater 2: Location
Closet, Upstairs
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.

Waste Lines: Previous repairs

Previous repairs noted. Recommend verifying history which seller and monitor for problems.

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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12.2.1 - 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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12.2.2 - Supply Lines

Leak
Near A/C's @ Crawlspace

Leak noted. Recommend correction by a qualified licensed contractor.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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12.2.3 - Supply Lines

Pressure Loss

A noticeable loss of water volume occurs when using multiple fixtures. Recommend evaluation by a qualified licensed contractor and repair or replace as needed.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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12.2.4 - Supply Lines

Previous repairs

Previous repairs noted at the plumbing. Break them in verifying history with seller in monitoring for problems.

Mag glass Monitor
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12.3.1 - Waste Lines

Minor Rust or Corrosion

Minor rust or corrosion is noted. Recommend monitoring for future problems.

Mag glass Monitor
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12.3.2 - Waste Lines

Improper Use of Air Admittance Valve

Air admittance valve noted. These mechanical venting devices are typically only permitted for use with sinks. Recommend verifying proper use with a qualified licensed contractor, and remedy as necessary.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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12.3.3 - Waste Lines

Non-Professional Repair

Non-professional repair noted. Verify history with seller and remedy as necessary.

Mag glass Monitor
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12.5.1 - Fuel System

Rusting

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

Tools Handyman/DIY
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12.6.1 - Water Heater

TPR - Pipe Restriction

Temperature Pressure Relief valve drain line is reduced / kinked / damaged, and flow may be restricted. Hazardous conditions exist. Recommend correction by a qualified licensed contractor for safety.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor

13 - Kitchen, Laundry

Cabinets, Counter: Material
Wood cabinets, Laminate counter
Range, Ventilation: Range Manufacturer
GE, Frigidaire
Range, Ventilation: Vent Hood Manufacturer
Rangaire
Laundry: Power Source
240v service provided, Gas line provided, 120v wall outlet provided
Sink: Sink Fixtures
Primary Faucet, Spray Wand, Secondary Faucet, Drain
Garbage Disposal: Disposal Present
Dishwasher: Manufacturer
GE
Range, Ventilation: Range Type
Gas cooktop
Range, Ventilation: Vent Hood Type
External vent
Laundry: Location
Closet
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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13.5.1 - Range, Ventilation

Vent Hood Light Inoperative

Vent hoot light fixture is inoperative, may be due to bad bulbs. Recommend replacing bulb and ensuring proper operation as regular home maintenance.

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13.6.1 - Laundry

Three-Prong Outlet

A three-prong electrical outlet is installed at the laundry. Recommend upgrading to a newer four-prong outlet.

Contractor Qualified Professional

14 - Half Bathroom

Sink: Type
Single sink faucet, Pedestal style
Toilet: Toilet Present
Ventilation: Power Vent Present
Location
Half, Kitchen
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14.1.1 - Sink

Not Operable

Cold water handle did not respond to testing.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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14.2.1 - Toilet

Toilet Leaks

Leak noted at the crawlspace when the toilet is flushed. Recommend evaluation and correction by a qualified licensed contractor.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor

15 - Downstairs 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, Panel walls
Heat, Ventilation: Window Ventilation Only

Consider installing a power vent to provide additional ventilation.

Location
Hallway, Downstairs
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15.4.1 - Tub, Shower Fixtures

Poor Diverter

Shower diverter did not appear to be fully functional. Recommend repair or replacement.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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15.4.2 - Tub, Shower Fixtures

Drain Leaks

Leak noted at the tub or shower drain. Visible at access panel, at basement or at crawlspace. Recommend repair or replacement by a qualified licensed contractor.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor

16 - Upstairs 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, Tile walls
Heat, Ventilation: Window Ventilation Only

Consider installing a power vent to provide additional ventilation.

Location
Upstairs
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16.3.1 - Toilet

Tank Leak

Leak between tank and bowl. New gaskets may be needed. Recommend evaluation and correction by a qualified licensed contractor.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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16.4.1 - Tub, Shower Fixtures

Drain Slow

The drain is slower than normal at the tub or shower. Recommend cleaning and re-evaluating, repair as necessary.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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16.6.1 - Heat, Ventilation

Inoperable Heater

Bathroom heater is not fully functional. Repairs are needed.

Contractor Qualified Professional

17 - Upstairs Rear Bathroom

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

Consider installing a power vent to provide additional ventilation.

Location
Upstairs, Hallway
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17.3.1 - Tub, Shower Fixtures

Rust or Corrosion

Rust or corrosion noted at the fixtures. Recommend replacing fixtures.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor

18 - Interior

Doors: Type of Doors
Main entry, Exterior rear, Exterior side, Non Tempered Glass, Interior
Windows: Type, Style, Material
Wood, Single-hung, Single pane glass
Walls, Ceilings: Material
Drywall, Wood, Paneling, Wallpaper, Open beam
Floors: Material
Vinyl, Carpet, Wood
Steps, Railings: Stairwell to Second Story

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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18.1.1 - Doors

Door Won't Latch - Interior

Door won't properly latch. Recommend adjustment.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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18.1.2 - 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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18.1.3 - Doors

Weatherstrip

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

Tools Handyman/DIY
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18.1.4 - Doors

Dead Latch

Interior dead bolt has a key-exit only. Recommend replacing with a latch style dead bolt for safety and convenience.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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18.2.1 - Windows

Screens

Damaged or missing exterior screens noted. Recommend repair or replacement as regular home maintenance.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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18.2.2 - Windows

Window Doesnt Close

Window does not fully close. Both top and bottoms open. Recommend correction for safety.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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18.2.3 - Windows

Damaged Sash Cords

Sash cords or springs may be damaged. Recommend repair or replacement for additional safety.

Window Window Repair and Installation Contractor
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18.2.4 - Windows

Cracked Glass

Cracked or broken glass noted. Recommend replacement for safety.

Window Window Repair and Installation Contractor
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18.2.5 - 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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18.2.6 - Windows

Hard to Open

Some windows are difficult to open or painted / nailed shut. Recommend correction and ensuring proper operation for safety.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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18.2.7 - Windows

Damaged Frame

Damaged or loose window frames noted. Recommend repair or replacement by a qualified licensed contractor.

Window Window Repair and Installation Contractor
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18.2.8 - Windows

Unsafe Glass Windows

Glass does not appear to be tempered glass at the windows and door. Possible safety issues noted.

Window Window Repair and Installation Contractor
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18.3.1 - Walls, Ceilings

Minor Cracks

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

Mag glass Monitor
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18.3.2 - 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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18.3.3 - 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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18.3.4 - Walls, Ceilings

Non-Professional Repair

Non-professional repair noted. Verify history with seller and remedy as necessary.

Mag glass Monitor
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18.4.1 - Floors

Typical Wear

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

Flooring Flooring Contractor
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18.4.2 - Floors

Moisture Stains or Damage

Moisture stains or damaged flooring material noted. Recommend replacement as necessary.

Flooring Flooring Contractor
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18.4.3 - Floors

Hidden Flooring

Rugs, floor coverings, stored items or furnishings prevent full viewing of primary floor materials.

Mag glass Monitor
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18.4.4 - Floors

Uneven Floors

Floors are off level, uneven or buckling in some areas.

Hardhat General Contractor
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18.5.1 - Steps, Railings

No Return

The ends of the handrails should return to the wall.

Hardhat General Contractor

19 - Fireplace

General: System and Fuel Type
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.