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1234 Main St.
Edmonton AB t5t3e9
12/12/2017 9:00AM

Sample agent
agent

Agent Name

Agency Name
13
Recommendations
6
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
Vacant
Style
Multi-level
Temperature (approximate)
-15 Celsius (C)
Type of Building
Condominium / Townhouse
Weather Conditions
Snow
Notes
Unused Photos- check All your Inspection Photo here.

2 - Roof

IN NI NP R
2.1 Coverings X
2.2 Roof Drainage Systems X
2.3 Flashings X
Inspection Method
Ground, Ladder
Roof Type/Style
Gable
Coverings: Material
Asphalt
Limitation: Snow covered. 
Asphalt Shingles observed functional at the time inspection. 15 years shelf life remaining, par manufacture.
Tips: Be an active member of condo Board.
 
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Aluminum
Recommend for downspout extension adjustment divert water away from the house. 
Flashings: Material
Aluminum
Drip edge flashing missing, recommend installing to protect the roof board, 
Contact Condo board for all exterior maintenance and repair. 
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations

3 - Exterior

IN NI NP R
3.1 Siding, Flashing & Trim X X
3.2 Exterior Doors X X
3.3 Walkways, Patios & Driveways X X
3.4 Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps X
3.5 Eaves, Soffits & Fascia X
3.6 Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls X
Inspection Method
Visual
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Style
Channel
Exterior Doors: Exterior Entry Door
Fiberglass
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Appurtenance
Balcony
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Material
Composite
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Asphalt
Observed Openings on back and side of the house. Recommend correction by professional.
Contact Condo Management for all exterior repair and maintaiance.  
 
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Patio
Observed Functional at the time of inspection.
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations
3.1.1 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Cracking - Minor
Outside Garage corner wall

Loose sliding observed. This is a result of temperature changes, and typical as homes with stucco age. Recommend monitoring. 

Wrench DIY
3.2.1 - Exterior Doors

Doorbell
Front door

Observed doorbell not operational, Recommend Correction.

4 - Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure

IN NI NP R
4.1 Foundation X X
4.2 Basements X
4.3 Floor Structure X
4.4 Wall Structure X X
4.5 Ceiling Structure X X
Inspection Method
Infrared, Visual
Foundation: Material
Concrete
Floor Structure: Material
Concrete
Floor Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Concrete
Floor Structure: Minor Crack
Observed minor crack in Basement/ Garage floor.  
These Cracks are normal but  Recommend monitoring.
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations
4.4.1 - Wall Structure

Cracks - Minor
Basement/Garage

Minor cracking was observed in the wall structure. This is common in homes. Recommend monitoring.

Contractor Qualified Professional
4.5.1 - Ceiling Structure

Evidence of Structural Damage

Evidence of structural repair was found in the ceiling structure. Recommend a structural engineer evaluate repair.

House construction Structural Engineer

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
Lennox
Equipment: Energy Source
Gas
Equipment: Heat Type
Forced Air
Distribution Systems: Ductwork
Insulated, Non-insulated
AFUE Rating
85%

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

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 - Plumbing

IN NI NP R
6.1 Main Water Shut-off Device X
6.2 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X X
6.3 Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures X
6.4 Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents X X
6.5 Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems X
6.6 Bathroom Fixture X X
6.7 Kitchen Fixture X X
Water Source
Public
Main Water Shut-off Device: Location
Basement
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Drain Size
2"
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Material
ABS
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Power Source/Type
Electric
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Capacity
173 litres
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Location
Basement, Utility Room
Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems: Main Gas Shut-off Location
Basement, Gas Meter
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Manufacturer
Rheem

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. 

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  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations
6.2.1 - Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems

Improper Connection
Basement

loose connection and leak observed at a drain, waste pipe. Recommend a qualified plumber evaluate and repair.
Pipes Plumbing Contractor
6.4.1 - 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
6.4.2 - Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents

Not Operational
Basement

Couldn't determine power source for operation, Recommend Contacting seller/condo management for its operational.
 
6.6.1 - Bathroom Fixture

Sink
Main Floor Half Bathroom

Loose fitting observed at Mainfloor Haf bathroom, Recommend Repair by qualified Professional.
6.6.2 - Bathroom Fixture

Toilet
2nd Floor Ensuite Bathroom

Loose fitting observed, Recommend Repair by qualified Professional.
6.7.1 - Kitchen Fixture

Sink
Main Floor Kitchen

Observed leak while operating kitchen Faucet, Recommend Repair by qualified professional.

7 - Electrical

IN NI NP R
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
7.4 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X X
7.5 GFCI & AFCI X X
7.6 Smoke Detectors X X
7.7 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X
Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Below Ground, 220 Volts
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Main Panel Location
Basement
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Capacity
125 AMP
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Manufacturer
Siemens
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Branch Wire 15 and 20 AMP
Copper
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Wiring Method
Romex
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations
7.2.1 - Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device

Missing Labels on Panel

At the time of inspection, panel was missing labeling. Recommend a qualified electrician or person identify and map out locations. 

Electric Electrical Contractor
7.4.1 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Light Inoperable
Exterior , Living Room, 2nd Floor

One or more lights are not operating. New light bulb possibly needed.
Electric Electrical Contractor
7.5.1 - GFCI & AFCI

No GFCI Protection Installed
Main Floor Half Bathroom

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
7.6.1 - Smoke Detectors

Recommend Installation

Recommend Installing Smoke Detector and CO2 Detector in basement and garage.

8 - Attic, Insulation & Ventilation

IN NI NP R
8.1 Attic Insulation X
8.2 Vapor Retarders (Crawlspace or Basement) X
8.3 Ventilation X
8.4 Exhaust Systems X
Dryer Vent
Metal (Flex)
Attic Insulation: R-value
27
Ventilation: Roof Vents
Ventilation: Soffits Vents
Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Fans
Fan Only
Metal Flex Dryer vent
Observed Damaged, Recommend replacing by qualified professional.
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Cellulose
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations

9 - Doors, Windows & Interior

IN NI NP R
9.1 Doors X X
9.2 Windows X
9.3 Floors X
9.4 Walls X
9.5 Ceilings X
9.6 Steps, Stairways & Railings X
9.7 Countertops & Cabinets X
Floors: Floor Coverings
Laminate
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Laminate
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Laminate
Windows: Window Type
Sliders
Observed Operational at the time of inspection. 
minor insulation missing in the 2nd-floor master bedroom
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Observed Damage one or more places recommend repair.
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations
9.1.1 - Doors

Door Doesn't Latch
2nd Floor Bedroom

Door doesn't latch properly. Recommend handyman repair latch and/or strike plate.
Wrenches Handyman
9.1.2 - Doors

Door Knobs missing

Missing knobs in basement. Recommend Correction 

10 - Built-in Appliances

IN NI NP R
10.1 Dishwasher X
10.2 Refrigerator X
10.3 Range/Oven/Cooktop X
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations

11 - Garage

IN NI NP R
11.1 Ceiling X X
11.2 Floor X
11.3 Walls & Firewalls X X
11.4 Garage Door X
11.5 Garage Door Opener X
11.6 Occupant Door (From garage to inside of home) X
Garage Door: Material
Insulated, Fiberglass
Garage Door: Type
Roll-Up, Automatic
Observed Noisy, Recommend Maintenance like repair
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations
11.1.1 - Ceiling

Damaged

Garage ceiling was damaged. Recommend qualified contractor evaluate and repair.

Contractor Qualified Professional
11.3.1 - Walls & Firewalls

Damage Garage Trim
Garage

Observed Garage door' trim damage and missing cover plate to protect from deterioration. 
Garage Garage Door Contractor