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1234 Main St.
Liberty MO 64068
12/16/2018 9:00AM

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Safety hazard

1 - Inspection Details

Inspection Date
05/23/2018
In Attendance
Client, Client's Agent
Occupancy
Furnished, Occupied
Building Age
37 years
Style
Ranch, Traditional
Temperature (approximate)
90 Fahrenheit (F)
Type of Building
Detached, Single Family
Weather Conditions
Clear, Recent Rain, Hot
Overview


General: Overview

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.


General: Warranty

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.


2 - Roof

IN NI NP O
2.1 Coverings X
2.2 Roof Drainage Systems X
2.3 Flashings X
2.4 Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations X
Roof Type/Style
Combination
Flashings: Material
Aluminum
Inspection Method
Drone

The foregoing is an opinion of the general quality and condition of the roofing material. The inspector cannot and does not offer an opinion or warranty as to whether the roof leaks or may be subject to future leakage. This report is issued in consideration of the foregoing disclaimer. The only way to determine whether a roof is absolutely water tight is to observe it during a prolonged rainfall. Many times, this situation is not present during the inspection.


Whenever possible, we utilize prosumer grade drones flown by our licensed FAA commercial remote pilots.  This makes the inspection more thorough, safer, more efficient, and allows us to view all angles and components of the roof and upper exterior walls.

General

This is a visual inspection only. Roofing life expectancy can vary depending on several factors.  This assessment of the roof does not preclude the possibility of leakage. Leakage can develop at any time and may depend on rain intensity, wind direction, ice build up, etc. Estimation of remaining economic life (if present), is an approximation only.  The inspection of the roofing system was limited by (but not restricted to) the following conditions:

  • The entire underside of the roof sheathing is not inspected for evidence of leakage.
  • Evidence of prior leakage may be disguised by interior finishes.
  • Only a representative sampling of the visible roof and flashing components were inspected.
  • No comment can be offered on the condition of the membrane below the roof coverings.




Coverings: Material
Asphalt
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Aluminum

Full guttering system is noted. Guttering system was in good condition at time of inspection.

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.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations

3 - Exterior

IN NI NP O
3.1 Siding, Flashing & Trim X
3.2 Exterior Doors X
3.3 Walkways, Patios & Driveways X X
3.4 Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps X X
3.5 Eaves, Soffits & Fascia X X
3.6 Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls X
Inspection Method
Visual, Drone
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Stone Veneer, Wood
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Style
Tongue and Groove
Exterior Doors: Main Exterior Entry Door
Steel
Exterior Doors: Other Exterior Entry Doors
Wood
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Driveway Material
Concrete
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Appurtenance
Front Porch, Patio, Deck, Sidewalk, Deck with Steps, Shed
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Material
Wood, Concrete

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.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
Credit
Comment
3.3.1 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Possible Termite Treatment
Front Porch

Contractor Qualified Professional
Credit
Comment
3.4.1 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Shed Siding rotten and Peeling Paint
Shed Under Deck

Contractor Qualified Professional
Credit
Comment
3.5.1 - Eaves, Soffits & Fascia

Fascia - Rotted
Southeast and Northwest Side of House

One or more sections of the fascia are rotted. Recommend qualified roofer evaluate & repair.
Roof Roofing Professional

4 - Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure

IN NI NP O
4.1 Foundation X X
4.2 Basements & Crawlspaces X
4.3 Floor Structure X
4.4 Wall Structure X
4.5 Ceiling Structure X
Foundation: Material
Concrete
Floor Structure: Material
Concrete
Floor Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Concrete
Floor Structure: Main Floor Sub-floor
Plywood
Inspection Method
Visual

Although it is often impossible to visually inspect all areas of the foundation due to the presence of floor coverings, finished walls, and personal property, we will certainly inform you of any suspicious cracks or settlement (when visible).  We are not structural specialists, and in the absence of any major defects, we may not recommend that you consult with a foundation contractor, a structural engineer, or a geologist, but this should not deter you from seeking the opinion of any such expert. We also recommend that you read any disclosures and consult with the seller about knowledge of any prior foundation or structural repairs.


Wall Structure: Basement Walls

The foundation walls were not fully visible due to wall coverings.


Support Post are not fully visible due to coverings.

Floor Structure: Floor Joists Not Visible

Appear serviceable, Floor joist are not fully visible due to ceiling coverings.

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.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
Credit
Comment
4.1.1 - Foundation

Foundation Cracks - Minor
East Side of House

Minor cracking was noted at the foundation. This is common as concrete ages and shrinkage surface cracks are normal. Recommend monitoring for more serious shifting/displacement. 

Here is an informational article on foundation cracks.

House construction Structural Engineer

5 - Heating

IN NI NP O
5.1 Equipment X
5.2 Normal Operating Controls X
5.3 Distribution Systems X
5.4 Vents, Flues & Chimneys X
5.5 Gas/LP Firelogs & Fireplaces X
5.6 Presence of Installed Heat Source in Each Room X
5.7 Solid Fuel Heating Device (Fireplace, Woodstove) X
Equipment: Energy Source
Gas
Equipment: Heat Type
Forced Air, Gas-Fired Heat
Equipment: Brand
General Electric
Equipment: Serial Number
562158A46
Equipment: Model Number
BLU135B948B1
Equipment: Heating BTUs
106000 thermal units
Equipment: Age
37 years
Distribution Systems: Ductwork
Non-insulated
Solid Fuel Heating Device (Fireplace, Woodstove): Type
None
Equipment: Location of Heating System
Basement
Equipment: AFUE Rating
Unkown

AFUE (Annual fuel utilization efficiency) is a metric used to measure furnace efficiency in converting fuel to energy. A higher AFUE rating means greater energy efficiency. 90% or higher meets the Department of Energy's Energy Star program standard.

Normal Operating Controls: Condition of Overall System

The heating system appears serviceable.  Due to the age and/or condition of the furnace, it is recommended that cleaning and servicing be performed before closing.

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.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations

6 - Cooling

IN NI NP O
6.1 Cooling Equipment X
6.2 Normal Operating Controls X
6.3 Distribution System X
6.4 Presence of Installed Cooling Source in Each Room X
Cooling Equipment: Location of Interior Cooling System
Basement
Cooling Equipment: Energy Source/Type
Electric
Cooling Equipment: Brand
General Electric
Cooling Equipment: Model Number
BTR742A100A0
Cooling Equipment: Serial Number
241020108
Cooling Equipment: Cooling Tons
3.5 cooling tons
Cooling Equipment: Age
37 years
Distribution System: Configuration
Central
Cooling Equipment: Exterior Location of Cooling System
Exterior West

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.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations

7 - Electrical

IN NI NP O
7.1 Service Entrance Conductors X
7.2 Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device X X
7.3 Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses X X
7.4 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X X
7.5 GFCI & AFCI X X
7.6 Smoke Detectors X
7.7 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X
Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Below Ground, 120 Volts, Copper, 220 Volts

The service entrance cables appear to be serviceable.

Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Main Panel Location
Basement
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Main Panel Capacity
200 AMP
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Main Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Sub Panel Location
None
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Sub Panel Manufacturer
None
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Sub Panel Capacity
None




Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Sub Panel Type
None
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Branch Wire 15 and 20 AMP
Copper
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Wiring Method
Romex

Circuit breakers were present in the main panel box.

Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Main Panel Manufacturer
Crouse-Hinds
Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles: Light Fixtures

A representative sample of light fixtures was evaluated.  Those light fixtures appeared to be serviceable.

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.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
Credit
Comment
7.2.1 - Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device

Main Panel Cover Missing Screw
Basement

Wrench DIY
Credit
Comment
7.2.2 - Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device

Double Tapped Neutral Wires

Electric Electrical Contractor
Credit
Comment
7.3.1 - Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses

Improper Wiring
Basement Utility Room and Basement Bar

Improper wiring needs attention.

Electric Electrical Contractor
Credit
Comment
7.3.2 - Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses

Improper Electrical Receptacle installation
On Shed Under Deck

Contractor Qualified Professional
Credit
Comment
7.3.3 - Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses

Improper Electrical Wiring
Basement Utility Room

Electric Electrical Contractor
Credit
Comment
7.3.4 - Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses

Split Electrical Wire
West Corner of Garage Under Light Fixture

Contractor Qualified Professional
Credit
Comment
7.4.1 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Cover Plates Missing
Utility Room in Basement

One or more receptacles are missing a cover plate. This causes short and shock risk. Recommend installation of plates.
Electric Electrical Contractor
Credit
Comment
7.5.1 - GFCI & AFCI

No GFCI Protection Installed

No GFCI protection present in all locations. Recommend licensed electrician upgrade by installing ground fault receptacles in all locations.

Here is a link to read about how GFCI receptacles keep you safe. 

Electric Electrical Contractor

8 - Plumbing

IN NI NP O
8.1 Main Water Shut-off Device X
8.2 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X
8.3 Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures X X
8.4 Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents X X
8.5 Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems X
8.6 Sump Pump X
Filters
None
Water Source
Public
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Drain Size
1 1/2"
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Material
ABS, PVC
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Distribution Material
Copper
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Water Supply Material
Copper
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Location of Water Heating System
Basement
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Power Source/Type
Gas
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Model Number
153.331150
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Serial Number
1230A009753
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Capacity
50 gallons
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Age
3 years
Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems: Main Gas Shut-off Location
Gas Meter
Sump Pump: Location
None
Main Water Shut-off Device: Location
Basement
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Brand
Kenmore

I recommend flushing & servicing your water heater tank annually for optimal performance. Water temperature should be set to at least 120 degrees F to kill microbes and no higher than 130 degrees F to prevent scalding. 

Here is a nice maintenance guide from Lowe's to help. 

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.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
Credit
Comment
8.3.1 - Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures

Jetted Tub Pump Leaking

Water dripping observed while jetted tub operating.   Recommend inspection and repair by a plumbing professional.

Contractor Qualified Professional
Credit
Comment
8.4.1 - Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents

Corregated Stainless Steel Supply Line

Recommend replacement with iron; susceptible to lightening strike.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor

9 - Attic, Insulation & Ventilation

IN NI NP O
9.1 Attic Insulation X
9.2 Vapor Retarders (Crawlspace or Basement) X
9.3 Ventilation X
9.4 Exhaust Systems X X
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Loose-fill, Fiberglass
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Passive, Ridge Vents, Soffit Vents, Attic Fan
Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Fans
None
Dryer Power Source
None
Dryer Vent
None Found
Flooring Insulation
Fiberglass, Loose Fill
Attic Insulation: R-value
30

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.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
Credit
Comment
9.4.1 - Exhaust Systems

Bathroom Vent Missing

Master Bathroom needs bathroom vent.

Wrenches Handyman

10 - Doors, Windows & Interior

IN NI NP O
10.1 Doors X X
10.2 Windows X X
10.3 Floors X X
10.4 Walls X
10.5 Ceilings X X
10.6 Steps, Stairways & Railings X
10.7 Countertops & Cabinets X
Doors: Interior Doors
Serviceable
Doors: Main Entry Door

The main entry door appears to be serviceable.

Doors: Other Exterior Doors

Other exterior door(s) appear(s) to be serviceable.

Windows: Window Type
Casement
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Andersen
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet, Vinyl
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Popcorn
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Laminate
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Wood
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall

If this home was built prior to 1978, this could indicate the potential for the presence of lead-based paint.  Further evaluations may be desired 

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.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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Comment
10.1.1 - Doors

Door Latch Alignment
North Basement Entry

Door latch and/or strike plate is out of alignment. Recommend a handyman repair.

Door Door Repair and Installation Contractor
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Comment
10.2.1 - Windows

Failed Seal
North Wall in Master Bedroom

Seal separated from window frame; not allowing casement window to properly close. Recommend securing to allow window to completely close.

Window Window Repair and Installation Contractor
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Comment
10.2.2 - Windows

Minor crank damage
Southwest Main Floor Bedroom

Minor cosmetic damage to crank. Window still opens properly.

Wrench DIY
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Comment
10.3.1 - Floors

Carpet Stains
Stairs to the Basement

Carpet had areas of staining or discoloration. Recommend a thorough steam clean by a qualified carpet cleaning company 

Mop Cleaning Service
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Comment
10.5.1 - Ceilings

Stain(s) on Ceiling
Master Bedroom Closet

There is a stain on ceiling/wall that requires repair and paint.  Source of staining should be determined.

Contractor Qualified Professional

11 - Built-in Appliances

IN NI NP O
11.1 Dishwasher X
11.2 Refrigerator X
11.3 Range/Oven/Cooktop X
11.4 Garbage Disposal X X
11.5 Microwave X
11.6 Basement Microwave X
11.7 Basement Refrigerator X
Dishwasher: Brand
Kenmore
Dishwasher: Age
17 years
Dishwasher: Serial Number
FL0204834
Refrigerator: Age
1 years
Refrigerator: Serial Number
HR70605493
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Brand
Kenmore
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Exhaust Hood Type
Vented
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Age
13 years
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Serial Number
VF51923791
Garbage Disposal: Model Number
Unknown
Garbage Disposal: Serial Number
Unknown
Microwave: Microwave
Microwave: Model Number
R-930AK
Microwave: Serial Number
45321
Microwave: Brand
Sharp
Basement Refrigerator: Model

GTR11AAPARWW

Basement Refrigerator: Serial

HL701010

Dishwasher: Model Number
16919001
Refrigerator: Brand
Whirlpool
Refrigerator: Model Number
WRS325FDAB06
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Energy Source
Electric
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Model Number
790.96219404
Garbage Disposal: Garbage Disposal
Under Kitchen Sink
Basement Microwave: SHARP
Microwave: Age
9 years
Basement Refrigerator: GE
Garbage Disposal: Model/seial number tag missing

The model/serial number tag was not present.

Basement Microwave: Model/serial tag inacessible

Model/serial tag inaccessible 

Basement Refrigerator: Unplugged

The appliance was unplugged and not operating.

10.1 The inspector shall inspect: F. installed ovens, ranges, surface cooking appliances, microwave ovens, dishwashing machines, and food waste grinders by using normal operating controls to activate the primary function. 10.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: G. installed and free-standing kitchen and laundry appliances not listed in Section 10.1.F. H. appliance thermostats including their calibration, adequacy of heating elements, self cleaning oven cycles, indicator lights, door seals, timers, clocks, timed features, and other specialized features of the appliance. I. operate, or con rm the operation of every control and feature of an inspected appliance.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations

12 - Garage

IN NI NP O
12.1 Ceiling X
12.2 Floor X X
12.3 Walls & Firewalls X
12.4 Garage Door X
12.5 Garage Door Opener X
12.6 Occupant Door (From garage to inside of home) X
Ceiling: Material
Drywall, Popcorn
Garage Door: Material
Wood
Garage Door: Type
Sectional
Garage Door Opener: Garage Door Opener Test

Garage doors have automatic openers which were tested with a hold test and were operating properly.   The photo eyes were working properly.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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Comment
12.2.1 - Floor

Cracking

Cracking visible in the garage floor. I recommend a structural engineer evaluate. 

House construction Structural Engineer