The following pages are full of information making up your home inspection report, and heres exactly what that means: a general home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of a residential property, performed for a fee. This is designed to identify defects within specific systems and components that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector. Please take time to review limitations contained in the inspection agreement. A full copy of our Standards of Practice (SOP) is included at the end of this report, and we encourage you to check it out to get a full picture idea of everything we looked at.
No warranty is either expressed or implied. This report is not an insurance policy, nor a warranty service. We do however provide a Buy-Back Guarantee on inspections of properties listed with a licensed real estate agent (https://www.nachi.org/buy.htm). An earnest effort was made on your behalf to discover all visible defects, however, in the event of an oversight, maximum liability must be limited to the fee paid. This Buy-Back Guarantee is included with this home inspection.
General: About Thermal Imaging
A Thermal Imaging camera may be used as a means of evaluating certain suspect issues or systems. Any anomalies found are always verified by other means such as a moisture meter. Moisture must be present for infrared thermography to locate its existence. During dry times a leak may still be present but undetectable if materials have no moisture present. Thermal Imaging is not X-ray vision, cannot see through walls and cannot detect mold.
General: Comment Key and Definitions
The following definitions of comment descriptions represent this inspection report. Any findings that are listed under "Safety Hazard" by the inspector suggest a second opinion or further inspection by a qualified contractor.
Inspected (IN) - The item, component or system was visually inspected and if no other comments were made, then it appeared to be functioning as intended allowing for normal wear and tear.
Not Inspected (NI) - The item, component or system was not inspected and no representations made of whether or not it was functioning as intended and will state a reason for not inspecting.
Not Present (NP) - The item, component or system is not in this home or building.
Observation (O) - The item, component or system was inspected and a concern, observation and/or deficiency was found and falls under one of the categories below.
Recommendations/Minor to Moderate - The item, component or system while perhaps functioning as intended, is need of minor to moderate repair, service. It is showing signs of wear or deterioration that could result in an adverse condition at some point in the future. Items in this category can frequently be addressed by a handyman or qualified contractor and are usually not considered routine maintenance.
Safety Hazards/Major - The item, component or system poses a safety concern to occupants in or around the home. Some listed concerns will be considered acceptable for the time period of construction but pose a current risk. The item is NOT functioning as intended, needs further evaluation by a specialized qualified licensed contractor or can cause damage to the structure. Items, components or systems that can be repaired to satisfactory condition may not need replacement.
Notice to Third Parties:
This report is the exclusive property of Inspection Geeks Inc. and the Client(s) listed above and is not transferable to any third parties or subsequent buyers. Our Inspection and this report have been performed with a written contract agreement that limits scope and usefulness. Unauthorized recipients are therefore advised not to rely upon this report, but rather retain the services of an appropriately quality property inspector of their choice to provide them with their own inspection and report.