At the time of Inspection temperature was Degrees
|2.1||Siding, Flashing & Trim||X|
|2.3||Walkways & Driveways||X|
|2.4||Porches, Patios, Decks, & Balconies||X|
|2.5||Eaves, Soffits & Fascia||X|
|2.6||Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls||X||X|
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.
One or more screened enclosure screens were damaged.Recommend a qualified screening contractor repair or replace screens as necessary.
Recommend a 12 to 18" gap between hedge row to promote airflow and drying of war.
|3.2||Roof Drainage Systems||X|
|3.4||Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations||X|
Was not able to physically inspect tiles underneath solar Panels.
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.
Found one or more tiles that have slipped from there proper place. recommend repair
Debris has accumulated in the gutters. Recommend cleaning to facilitate water flow.
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Found damage. Recommend repair
Stucco cracks found recommend seal and paint
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.
Ceiling structure showed signs of water intrusion, which could lead to more serious structural damage. Recommend a qualified contractor identify source or moisture and remedy.
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.
Wall insulation had failed from proper position leaving an area where attic heat can radiate through wallboard. Recommend reinstalling insulation.
|6.2||Normal Operating Controls||X|
Unit Was creating a temperature range between 15 and 20 degrees difference for temperatures into unit compared to temperatures out.
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.
|7.2||Normal Operating Controls||X|
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.
|8.3||Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems||X|
|8.4||Hot Water Heater||X|
|8.5||Water Supply Fixtures||X|
|8.6||Bathtub & Shower||X|
A limited visual inspection is performed on filter and softner systems. We look for obvious leaks and damage. we cannot evaluate there Performance.
The home had a water softener installed (not inspected). You should contact the manufacturer to find out what maintenance is required.
One or more handles controlling water flow were damaged. Recommend repair.
One or more sink stoppers were inoperable.
Found shower door damaged. Recommend repair
Recommend dryer vent stack the cleaner to remove excess debris.
One or more irrigation heads were damaged or leaking. Recommend repair.
One or more zones were not operational at time of inspection. Recommend irrigation contractor evaluate and repair.
|9.1||Service Entrance Conductors||X|
|9.2||Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device||X|
|9.3||Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses||X|
|9.4||Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles||X|
|9.5||GFCI & AFCI||X|
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.
These breakers are designed for 1 wire Installation. 2 wires were installed on one or more breakers. This is a safety concern and a potential fire hazard. Recommend an electrician install additional breaker and properly wire.
Found one or more painted outlets. Cannot use them in this condition. Outlets need replacement.
Exterior GFCI outlet present however was not operational at time of inspection
Smoke detector manufacturers guarantee a 10 year lifespan. Recommend replacement
A Short wash was performed to verify operation and proper evacuation of waste water. no determination of performance was done.
Gas oven wasn't heating up at time of inspection. Recommend a qualified appliance contractor evaluate and repair.
Garbage disposal was inoperable at the time of inspection. Recommend qualified handyman repair.
|11.6||Countertops & Cabinets||X|
|11.7||Lighting and fans||X|
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.
Broken door hardware
One or more closet doors and need adjustment to open/close properly.
Balancer on window is broken this can make it difficult to open the window and in some cases the window will not stay in the upright position this can be a safety issue with smaller children
Stains on the walls visible at the time of the inspection appeared to be the result of moisture intrusion. The source of moisture may have been corrected. Recommend further examination by a qualified contractor to provide confirmation.
One or more light fixtures did not work recommended putting fresh bulbs in to determine if its bulbs or fixture.
Missing light fixture, exposed energized wiring.
|12.3||Walls & Firewalls||X|
|12.5||Garage Door Opener||X|
Garage door panel is damaged and may need repair/replacement. Recommend a qualified garage door contractor evaluate.
Garage door opener not operable at time of inspection.
Pressure reverse sensor not operational, or Safety beam system not operational or needs adjustment
|13.1||Vents, Flues & Chimneys||X|
|13.4||Cleanout Doors & Frames||X|
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.
|14.2||Body, Deck, Copings||X|
|14.3||Fences and Gates||X|
|14.4||Pumps, Filter, Skimmer||X|
Due to electrical issues the pump/filter system was not operable so we were not able to fully inspect the operation of the system.
One or more cracks were found at the pool body. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary.
The finish on the pool was showing wear and will likely need resurfaced in the near future. Client should evaluate with a pool refinisher and budget accordingly. Concrete pools or spas should be replastered every 10 to 15 years.
Self-latching devices on one or more gates used with pool or spa fencing were substandard. This is a safety hazard because these devices are intended to control access to the pool or spa, especially for children. A qualified person should repair, replace or install as necessary.
Bonding was missing at one or more pool components (required at all pumps, heaters, pool cages, or metal component within 5 feet of pool water).This is a safety hazard due to the risk of shock. Standard building practices require that all metal equipment around a pool or spa be bonded with a #8 bare copper wire. Recommend electrician evaluate and repair.
One or more sections or areas of conduit were substandard. Recommend a qualified electrician repair.
One or more underwater lights were inoperable or the inspector was not able to locate the switch to turn it on. Bulb(s) may be burned out or repairs may be needed. Recommend following up with selling party if there is a switch that was not found and get proof it is functional. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary if not functional.
At inspection, the breaker for pool equipment was tripped. The Breaker was reset. Upon switching equipment on an electrical short occurred. Breaker was turned to off position. Recommend further evaluation by an electrician.