Fence gate latch was damaged or broken.
Thank you for choosing Integrity Inspection Services to conduct your Home Inspection. We understand that the function of this Report is to assist you in understanding the condition of the home including fire, health and safety issues as well as any potential unforeseen major out-of-pocket expenses.
WA State Standard of Practice state:
"The purpose of a home inspection is to assess the condition of the residence at the time of the inspection using visual observations, simple tools and normal homeowner operational controls; and to report deficiencies of specific systems and components. Inspectors must perform all inspections in compliance with the SOP set forth by the Washington state department of licensing."
This report contains a review of components in the following basic categories: site, exterior, roofing, structure, insulation/ventilation, electrical, HVAC, plumbing and interior. Additional categories may or may not be included depending on the particular home. This Report is designed to be easy to read and comprehend, however it is important to read the entire Report to obtain a full understanding of the scope, limitations and exclusions of the Inspection. In addition to the descriptive items of the Report there are comments which are meant to help you further understand certain conditions observed. Comments in BLUE are primarily informational do not reflect any kind of defect. Comments in ORANGE are typically defects but are not necessarily urgent or safety related. RED comments are to be considered urgent and/or safety related and should be addressed as soon as possible. It is always recommended that you call a licensed and qualified professional when contracting repairs on your home.
*A home inspection is not to be considered technically exhaustive nor does it identify concealed conditions or latent defects. A home inspection should be considered a "snap-shot" of the home from one single point in time. As all homes age and are in a continual state of deterioration, the homeowner must preform regular inspection and maintenance of their home to maintain and repair systems and components as they age, or contract qualified professionals to preform such regular inspection and maintenance as needed.
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Fence gate latch was damaged or broken.
The inspection of the site includes the building perimeter, land grade, and water drainage directly adjacent to the foundation; trees and vegetation that adversely affect the structure; walks, grade steps, driveways, patios, and retaining walls contiguous with the structure.
Trees, shrubs or vegetation in contact with exterior siding or trim will cause excessive wear and may lead to eventual deterioration. Recommend all vegetation be cleared and maintained with a minimum of 8" clearance from home and all other structures.
An inspection of the exterior includes the visible wall coverings, trim, protective coatings and sealants, windows and doors, attached porches, decks, steps, balconies, handrails, guardrails, carports, eaves, soffits, fascias and visible exterior portions of chimneys.
Exterior caulking shrinks with time and exposure. Siding butt joints, windows, doors and trim all require regular maintenance to prevent possible moisture intrusion. Recommend maintaining a proper seal at all exterior caulked joints.
Some entry door hardware was not operating properly and may be in need of adjustment or repair.
Screen door damaged or not operating properly. Recommend repair.
An inspection of the roof includes the roof covering materials; gutters and downspout systems; visible flashings; roof vents; skylights, and any other roof penetrations; and the portions of the chimneys and flues visible from the exterior.
Debris has accumulated in the gutters. Recommend cleaning to facilitate water flow.
Here is a DIY resource for cleaning your gutters.
One or more downspouts drain too close to the home's foundation. This can result in excessive moisture in the soil at the foundation, which could lead to eventual structural compromise. Recommend a qualified contractor adjust downspout extensions to drain at least 6 feet from the foundation.
Here is a helpful DIY link and video on draining water flow away from your house.
Gutters were observed to be leaking in one or more areas. This can result in excessive moisture in the soil at the foundation, which can lead to structural compromise. Recommend a qualified professional further evaluate and repair.
Maximum recommended water pressure for most residential situations 60-80 P.S.I
An inspection of the plumbing system includes visible water supply lines; visible waste/soil and vent lines; fixtures and faucets; domestic hot water system and fuel source.
Shower diverter valve was not diverting water flow to shower head properly or completely. Recommend repair.
This may be a symptom of not being used and may self repair with time.
Leak observed at waste drain plumbing. Condition conducive to moisture damage. Recommend a qualified professional further evaluate and repair.
Leak noted at garbage disposal. Condition conducive to moisture damage. Recommend a qualified professional further evaluate and repair.
Hot Water Tank is 10 years old or more and may be within 5 years of its estimated useful life. This comment is based off an estimated useful life of 10-15 years for Hot Water Tanks. Recommend Monitor.
Possible (minor) leak noted at base of Hot Water Tank. Recommend a qualified professional further evaluate and repair as needed.
Modern code requires Hot Water Tank seismic strapping at top and bottom thirds of tank using an approved strapping and anchored to framing. Recommend qualified professional further evaluate and repair.
Here is a helpful article on the subject.
The inspection of the electrical system includes the service drop through the main panel; sub-panels including feeders; branch circuits, connected devices, and lighting fixtures.
Unknown switch/device noted. Recommend qualified electrician further evaluate.
Damages switch or outlets observed. Recommend a qualified professional further evaluate and repair.
A switch or outlet was intermittent at time of inspection. Recommend a qualified professional further evaluate and repiar.
Loose or unsecured outlets may risk short or possible electrical shock. Recommend a qualified electrician further evaluate and repair.
One or more outlets won't "trip" when tested. Recommend a qualified electrician further evaluate all required GFCI locations and repair as needed.
The inspection of the heating system includes the fuel source; heating equipment; heating distribution; operating controls; flue pipes, chimneys and venting; auxiliary heating units.
The furnace filter appears to be beyond its expected lifespan. A dirty Furnace Filter may cause excessive wear and undue maintenance to HVAC system. Recommend replacement.
The inspection of the air conditioning system includes the cooling equipment; cooling distribution equipment and the operating controls.
The inspection of the interior includes the walls, ceilings, floors, windows, and doors; steps, stairways, balconies and railings.
Some interior cosmetic damage was noted at walls and/or ceiliings.
Some single hung windows not operating smoothly/properly and may be in need of adjustment or repair. Recommend qualified professional further evaluate and repair.
Door/s doesn't latch properly and may be in need of adjustment or repair.
Some interior doors and/or closet doors were missing or not installed at time of inspection. Recommend repair.
Some interior or entry door Door Stops were missing or not installed. This may result in damage to walls and/or door hardware.
Shower curb was loose or damaged. Condition condusive to moisture damage. Recommend repair.
State law required Carbon Monoxide Detectors be installed on each floor and outside all bedroom/sleeping areas. Inspector was unable to confirm all required Co. detectors at time of inspection. Recommend repair.
The inspection of the insulation and ventilation includes the type and condition of the insulation and ventilation in viewable unfinished attics and subgrade areas as well as the installed mechanical ventilation systems.
Small vertical cracks know as shrinkage or typical cracks were noted. These vertical cracks are not typically considered to be any reason for concern. If any vertical cracks begin to grow then further evaluation would be required. Recommend monitor.
An inspection of the structure will include the visible foundation; floor framing; roof framing and decking; other support and substructure/superstructure components; stairs; ventilation (when applicable); and exposed concrete slabs in garages and habitable areas.
The inspection of attached garages and carports includes their framing, siding, roof, doors, windows, and installed electrical/mechanical systems pertaining to the operation of the home.
Garage door threshold seal was worn or damaged. Recommend repair.