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1234 Main St.
Edmonton AB T5T3E9
02/24/2018 9:00AM

Sample agent
agent

Agent Name

Agency Name
5
Maintenance items
9
Recommendations
3
Immediate/safety items

General Information: Overview
A home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of the property, designed to identify areas of concern within specific systems or components defined by the City Of Edmonton Standards of Practice, that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector at the exact date and time of inspection. Any and all recommendations for repair, replacement, evaluation, and maintenance issues found, should be evaluated by the appropriate trades contractors within the clients inspection contingency window or prior to closing, which is contract applicable, in order to obtain proper dollar amount estimates on the cost of said repairs and also because these evaluations could uncover more potential issues than able to be noted from a purely visual inspection of the property. This inspection will not reveal every concern or issue that exists, but only those material defects that were observable on the day of the inspection. This inspection is intended to assist an evaluation of the overall condition of the dwelling only. This inspection is not a prediction of future conditions and conditions with the property are subject to change the moment we leave the premises.

1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
Client, Client's Agent
Occupancy
Furnished, Occupied, Stored Item
Style
Multi-level
Temperature (approximate)
-18 Celsius (C)
Type of Building
Detached, Single Family
Weather Conditions
Clear, Snow
Photos

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Surrounding : The House View

2 - Roof

IN NI NP R
2.1 Coverings X X
2.2 Roof Drainage Systems X X
2.3 Flashings X
2.4 Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations X
Inspection Method
Ground, Ladder, Binoculars
Roof Type/Style
Combination, Gable, Hip
Coverings: Material
Asphalt
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Aluminum
Coverings: Roof shingles lifespan

Observed functional at the time of inspection although according to manufacturer recommendation roof shingles remaining life is about 10 years.  Recommending evaluation when weather permits by professional roofer.

Flashings: Material
North
Aluminum

Functional at the time of inspection.

Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations: For Your Information
West

Appears serviceable

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations
2.1.1 - Coverings

Signs of Popping
South

Observed signs of poping shingles where water discharge on lower roof , recommend downspouts extension to void further damage, also recommend professional roofer for evaluation, when weather per

Roof Roofing Professional
2.2.1 - Roof Drainage Systems

Downspouts Missing
North

The home was missing downspouts in one or more areas. This can result in excessive moisture around the exterior, which can lead to significat  Recommend a qualified contractor install two downspout extensions that drain at least 6 feet from the foundation. 

Roof Roofing Professional

3 - Exterior

IN NI NP R
3.1 Siding, Flashing & Trim X
3.2 Exterior Doors X X
3.3 Walkways, Patios & Driveways X
3.4 Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps X X
3.5 Eaves, Soffits & Fascia X
3.6 Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls X
Inspection Method
Visual
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Vinyl
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Style
Clapboard
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Appurtenance
Deck
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Material
Wood
Exterior Doors: Exterior backyard Door
Fiberglass

Appears functional, although Recommend adjustment to seal properly to avoid energy loss.

Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Patio
South

One or more steps of the exterior stairs are deteriorated. Recommend qualified concrete contractor evaluate & repair.

Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Snow Covered Area-Limited Inspection
Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls: Snow Covered Area -Limited Inspection Opinion
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations
3.2.1 - Exterior Doors

Egress window
West n East

Recommend window well covering to avoid excessive moisture accumulating near the foundation.


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3.4.1 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Railing Unsafe
North

There is an unsafe opening in the railing. The spacing on the rail should not exceed 4". An opening greater than 4" is a serious safety hazard especially for children as their head or other body part can become trapped.

House front 1 Deck Contractor

4 - Basement, Foundation, & Structure

IN NI NP R
4.1 Foundation X X
4.2 Basements X X
4.3 Floor Structure X
4.4 Wall Structure X
4.5 Ceiling Structure X
Inspection Method
Visual
Stored Item- Limited Inspection
Basement
Foundation: Material
Concrete
Floor Structure: Material
Concrete, Steel Joists, Wood Beams
Floor Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Concrete
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations
4.1.1 - Foundation

Foundation Cracks - Minor
West

Minor cracking was noted at the foundation. This is common as concrete ages and shrinkage surface cracks are normal. Recommend installing AC unit on the ground to avoid movment into the foundation monitoring for more serious shifting/displacement. 

Here is an informational article on foundation cracks.

House construction Structural Engineer
4.2.1 - Basements

Moisture Intrusion
Basement

Observed Moisture trap in insulation on a large area in the basement. The insulation discoloured, recommend for mould testing, the sample has been sent out to the lab. Mould sampling report will be updated once received.

Contractor Qualified Professional

5 - Heating

IN NI NP R
5.1 Equipment X X
5.2 Normal Operating Controls X
5.3 Distribution Systems X
5.4 Vents, Flues & Chimneys X
5.5 Presence of Installed Heat Source in Each Room X
Equipment: Brand
Carrier
Equipment: Energy Source
Natural Gas
Equipment: Heat Type
Forced Air
Distribution Systems: Ductwork
Insulated, Non-insulated
AFUE Rating
Basement
80 to 90%

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.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations
5.1.1 - Equipment

Filter Dirty

The furnace filter is dirty and needs to be replaced every 2 months.

Fire HVAC Professional
5.1.2 - Equipment

Needs Servicing/Cleaning

Furnace should be cleaned and serviced annually. Recommend a qualified HVAC contractor clean, service and certify furnace.

Here is a resource on the importance of furnace maintenance.

Fire HVAC Professional

6 - Cooling

IN NI NP R
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
Distribution System: Configuration
Central

Normal Operating Controls not inspected.

Cooling Equipment: Low Temperature
West

The A/C unit was not tested due to low outdoor temperature. This may cause damage the unit.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations

7 - Plumbing

IN NI NP R
7.1 Main Water Shut-off Device X
7.2 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X
7.3 Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures X
7.4 Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents X X
7.5 Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems X
7.6 Sump Pump X
Filters
Unknown
Water Source
Public
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Drain Size
2"
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Material
ABS
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Distribution Material
Copper, Pex
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Water Supply Material
PVC
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Power Source/Type
Gas
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Capacity
40 gallons
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Location
Basement
Main Water Shut-off Device: Location
Basement
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Manufacturer
State

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.

Sump Pump: Location
Basement
Basement

Functional at the time of inspection.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations
7.4.1 - Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents

Near End of Life

Water heater showed normal signs of wear and tear. Recommend monitoring it's effectiveness and replacing in the near future.
Pipes Plumbing Contractor
7.4.2 - Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents

Water Stains - Leakage
Basement

Water stains were observed beneath water heater, indicating a past or present leak. Recommend further evaluation and repair by a qualified plumber.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor

8 - Electrical

IN NI NP R
8.1 Service Entrance Conductors X
8.2 Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device X X
8.3 Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses X
8.4 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
8.5 GFCI & AFCI X
8.6 Smoke Detectors X
8.7 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X X
Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Below Ground, Copper, 220 Volts
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Main Panel Location
Basement
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Capacity
200 AMP
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Manufacturer
Cutler Hammer
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Sub Panel Location
NP
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Branch Wire 15 and 20 AMP
Copper
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Wiring Method
Romex
Smoke Detectors: Tested

Functional at the time of inspection.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations
8.7.1 - Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Missing
Basement

Recommend installing CO2 detector in basement.


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9 - Attic, Insulation & Ventilation

IN NI NP R
9.1 Attic Insulation X
9.2 Vapor Retarders (Crawlspace or Basement) X
9.3 Ventilation X
9.4 Exhaust Systems X
Dryer Power Source
220 Electric
Flooring Insulation
None
Attic Insulation: R-value
32
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Loose-fill
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Soffit Vents, Roof Vents
Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Fans
Fan with Light
Dryer Vent
Main Floor
Metal (Flex)

Dryer Metal flex Vent is deteriorate, Recommed replacing

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations

10 - Doors, Windows & Interior

IN NI NP R
10.1 Doors X X
10.2 Windows 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 X
Windows: Window Type
Sliders
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Unknown
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet, Engineered Wood, Laminate
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Popcorn
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Laminate
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Laminate
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations
10.1.1 - Doors

Noticeable Gap
Main Floor

 gaps could result in energy loss. Recommend handyman or door contractor evaluate.

Door Door Repair and Installation Contractor
10.3.1 - Floors

Poor Patching
Full Bathroom Ensuite Bathroom

Observed poor caulking in one or more places, Recommend repair.


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10.5.1 - Ceilings

Minor Damage

Minor damage or deterioration to the ceiling was visible at the time of the inspection.

Contractor Qualified Professional
10.5.2 - Ceilings

Loose Bathroom's Curtains Hanger
Full Bathroom Ensuite Bathroom

Observed loose/not secure , Reommed 

Wrenches Handyman
10.7.1 - Countertops & Cabinets

Poor/Missing Caulk
Kitchen

Bathroom countertop was missing sufficient caulk/sealant at the wall. This can lead to water damage. Recommend adding sealant at sides and corners where counters touch walls.

Here is a helpful DIY video on caulking gaps. 

Wrench DIY
10.7.2 - Countertops & Cabinets

Back Splash
Kitchen

Observed fire hazard. Recommend 12" Backsplash in the kitchen and 18" behind Stove  

Contractor Qualified Professional

11 - Built-in Appliances

IN NI NP R
11.1 Dishwasher X
11.2 Refrigerator X
11.3 Range/Oven/Cooktop X
11.4 Garbage Disposal X
Dishwasher: Brand
Maytag
Refrigerator: Brand
Maytag
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Energy Source
Electric
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Brand
Maytag
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Exhaust Hood Type
Vented
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations