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1234 Main St.
Oklahoma City OK 73134
02/24/2018 9:00AM

Sample agent
agent

Agent Name

Agency Name
60
Items Inspected
55
Recommendations
6
Safety concerns

1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
Client
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Occupancy
Occupied, Furnished
SQFT
2672
Type of Home
Single Family
Year Built
1971
Direction Home Faces
North
Addition/Subdivision
Rolling Creek
Temperature (approximate)
95 Fahrenheit (F)
Weather Conditions
Clear, Hot, Humid

2 - Roof

IN NI NP D
2.1 Coverings X X
2.2 Gutters & Downspouts X X
2.3 Flashings X X
2.4 Roof Penetrations X X
2.5 Chimney X
Inspection Method
Ladder, Roof
Roof Type/Style
Hip
Age (Approx)
Older than 5 years
Coverings: Layers
1 Layer
Gutters & Downspouts: Gutter Material
Aluminum
Chimney: Chimney Type
Brick
Underground Drains

Underground or French style drains were present. These types of drains are not inspected. This goes beyond the scope of this inspection and is recommended you have a qualified professional evaluate if there are any concerns.

Coverings: Material
Asphalt

The Inspector observed no deficiencies in the condition of the roof at the time of the inspection. 

Flashings: Material
Aluminum
*Note:
Not all flashing is visible and can be inspected. Although, I always do my best to look in the areas where building standards suggest flashing should be installed.

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 inspector’s 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
  • D = Deficiency
2.1.1 - Coverings

Nail Pops

Observed one or more under-driven nails/fasteners (nail pops). Recommend a qualified roofing contractor evaluate and repair. 

Roof Roofing Professional
2.1.2 - Coverings

Exposed Nails/Fasteners

One or more exposed nails/fasteners were observed. This condition increases the chances of leaks and damage to underlayment in this area. Recommend sealing nails to prevent moisture intrusion. 

Roof Roofing Professional
2.1.3 - Coverings

Damaged (Moderate)

Roof coverings showed moderate damage. Recommend a qualified roofing professional evaluate and repair. Contacting your insurance company to verify insurability is always recommended as well. 

Roof Roofing Professional
2.1.4 - Coverings

Improper Installation - Underlayment

Inspector observed the underlayment has been improperly installed. At the eaves the underlayment should go over the drip edge flashing. Recommend correction by a qualified professional.

Roof Roofing Professional
2.2.1 - Gutters & Downspouts

Gutters Missing

There are not gutters present all the way around the home. Gutters are recommended because they collect rain water from the roof and direct it away form the building.

Contractor Qualified Professional
2.2.2 - Gutters & Downspouts

Debris Build-Up

Debris has accumulated in the gutters. Recommend cleaning to facilitate water flow.

Here is a DIY resource for cleaning your gutters. 

Roof Roofing Professional
2.2.3 - Gutters & Downspouts

Detached Gutter

The gutter(s) is loose and needs to be re-fastened. Recommend correction by qualified professional.

Contractor Qualified Professional
2.2.4 - Gutters & Downspouts

Downspouts Drain Near House

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 can lead to foundation/structural movement. Recommend a qualified professional adjust or add downspout extensions to drain at least 6 feet from the foundation. 

Roof Roofing Professional
2.2.5 - Gutters & Downspouts

Gutter Damaged

Gutters were damaged. This can result in excessive moisture in the soil at the foundation, which can lead to foundation/structural movement. Recommend a qualified contractor evaluate and repair. 

Roof Roofing Professional
2.3.1 - Flashings

Loose/Separated
Chimney

Flashings observed to be loose or separated, which can lead to water intrusion and/or mold. Recommend a qualified roofing contractor repair. 

Roof Roofing Professional
2.3.2 - Flashings

Exposed Nails at Flashing

Nails were exposed at flashing(s) and should be properly sealed to prevent moisture intrusion. Recommend correction by a qualified professional. 
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2.3.3 - Flashings

Drip Edge Corrosion

Drip edge flashing was completely corroded and underlying materials were damaged by moisture. This damage could be a direct result of the underlayment not being installed correctly. Recommend correction by a qualified professional. 
Roof Roofing Professional
2.4.1 - Roof Penetrations

Exposed Nails at Boots

One or more exposed nails at the boots. This condition increases the chances of moisture intrusion. Recommend correction by a qualified professional.

Contractor Qualified Professional
2.4.2 - Roof Penetrations

Loose Boot / Poor Installation

One or more roof jacks or plumbing boots were loose. This could lead to water intrusion if not properly installed. Recommend correction by a qualified professional. 
Contractor Qualified Professional

3 - Exterior

IN NI NP D
3.1 Exterior Wall X X
3.2 Trim X X
3.3 Doors & Windows X X
3.4 Walkways, Patios & Driveways X X
3.5 Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps X
3.6 Grounds X X
3.7 Fence X
See Foundation Comments

See comments in Foundation section regarding structural cracks.

Exterior Wall: Material
Brick
Trim: Material
Wood
Doors & Windows: Door Material
Wood
Doors & Windows: Window Material
Vinyl
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Driveway Material
Concrete, Gravel
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Walkway Material
Concrete
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Material
Concrete
Grounds: Retaining Wall
None
Exterior Wall: Inspection Method
Visual
The Inspector observed normal to no deficiencies in the condition of brick exterior walls. Unless otherwise noted in this report. 
Exterior Wall: Expansion Joints
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Appurtenance
Front Porch
Although appurtenances have been noted, that does not indicate they have been properly inspected. See details of SOP for further clarifications on what the General Home Inspection includes. 
Fence: Fencing Material
Chain Link
Most fencing responsibility is shared between the properties. Check with your agent about obtaining details from the home owner if you have any questions or concerns. 

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
  • D = Deficiency
3.1.1 - Exterior Wall

Seal Wall Penetration(s)

Exterior wall penetrations or pipes had gaps that should to be sealed with an appropriate sealant to prevent moisture and insect entry. All work should be performed by a qualified contractor.


*see photos for details
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3.2.1 - Trim

Peeling Paint

Peeling paint and some moisture damage has been observed in one or more locations of wood trim. Recommend correction by a qualified professional. 

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3.2.2 - Trim

Trim - Damaged/Cracked

One or more sections of the trim are damaged. Recommend correction by a qualified professional. 

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3.2.3 - Trim

Abandoned Hole

Exposed hole in the trim. Inspector recommends to seal hole to prevent moisture and pest intrusion. All work should be performed by a qualified professional.

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3.2.4 - Trim

Separated Trim

Gaps were observed at one or more locations of trim junctions. Recommend correction by a qualified professional to prevent moisture or insect intrusion. 

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3.3.1 - Doors & Windows

Seal Window Trim

One or more gaps were observed at the window trim. Recommend to seal gaps with an approved sealant to prevent not only moisture and pest intrusion but energy loss. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
3.3.2 - Doors & Windows

Window Screen(s) Missing

One or more windows were missing screens. Recommend replacement of missing screens. 
Wrench DIY
3.3.3 - Doors & Windows

Window Screen(s) Damage

Window screen damage was noted at one or more windows. Recommend correction by replacing damaged screens. All work should be performed by a qualified professional. 
Contractor Qualified Professional
3.4.1 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Walkway Cracking - Minor

Minor cosmetic cracks observed. Recommend monitor and/or patch/seal.
Wrench DIY
3.6.1 - Grounds

Tree Debris on Roof

Tree debris observed on roof. This can cause improper drainage to gutters and downspouts. Recommend clearing debris.

Wrenches Handyman
3.6.2 - Grounds

Tree Overhang

Large trees near the house have limbs that overhang the home. Falling limbs due to conditions such as wood decay, high winds or heavy snow loads may cause injury, death or damage. Consider having these trees evaluated by a qualified professional. Evaluating trees lies beyond the scope of the general Home Inspection.

Yard scissors Tree Service
3.6.3 - Grounds

Built-up Planters/Beds

Planting beds have been constructed near the exterior walls. Water for plants will eventually soak into soil and may reach soil supporting the foundation. Excessively high moisture levels in soil supporting the foundation can affect its ability to support the weight of the structure above. 

No significant movement at the time of inspection. Monitor over time. 
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3.6.4 - Grounds

Large Trees

Roots from trees growing between the home and the street may pose a threat to underground piping. Tree roots can damage or invade and form blockages in sewer pipes. Consider having the main sewer line inspected by video camera to discover any damage that may have occurred in time to negotiate with the seller for the cost of correction.

Contractor Qualified Professional
3.6.5 - Grounds

Tree Roots

Roots from a tree located near the foundation may cause foundation damage as the tree grows and the root system expands. Monitor this area of the foundation during the growing season (usually May through September) for signs of damage. If signs of damage appear (such as cracks) the tree may need to be removed. The potential for damage from tree roots varies with tree species. Consider evaluation by a qualified arborist.

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3.6.6 - Grounds

Trees in Contact with Roof/Structure

Trees were observed to be in contact with the building structure. Recommend qualified professional to trim trees to allow at least 1' of clearance to ensure no damage to building materials.
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3.6.7 - Grounds

Vine Growth

Vines growing on the exterior walls may introduce insects, pests and/or accelerate deterioration of the exterior wall covering by retaining moisture. Over time, vine tendrils may damage wall covering materials.

Watering this vegetation will introduce moisture to the soil which may eventually reach the foundation. Moisture in soil supporting the foundation can affect the ability of the foundation to support the weight of the structure above and can cause damage from soil heaving or settling, depending on soil composition and other conditions. The Inspector recommends removal of the vegetation from exterior walls.

Contractor Qualified Professional

4 - Foundation

IN NI NP D
4.1 Foundation X X
Foundation: Type
Slab on Grade
Foundation: Inspection Method
Visual

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
  • D = Deficiency
4.1.1 - Foundation

Evidence of Structural Damage

Evidence of structural damage was found in the wall structure. Recommend a structural engineer evaluate and advise on how to repair. 

House construction Structural Engineer

5 - Attic

IN NI NP D
5.1 Structure X X
5.2 Ventilation X
5.3 Insulation X X
5.4 Exhaust Systems X X
Structure: Access
Garage
Pull-down Ladder
Structure: Framing
Attic
Conventional
Structure: Sheathing
Plywood, Planking
Structure: # of Attics
Above Garage
1
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Soffit Vents, Turbines
Insulation: R-value
38
Insulation: Insulation Type
Loose-fill
Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Fans
Fan with Light

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
  • D = Deficiency
5.1.1 - Structure

Evidence Of Moisture Intrusion

Area around plumbing vent stack showed signs of water/moisture intrusion. Recommend correction by a qualified professional. 
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5.1.2 - Structure

No Firestop

Water heater was moved but the chase has not been sealed off. Recommend sealing off abandoned closet for safety to prevent the spread of fire, should one occur. All work should be done by a qualified professional. 
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5.3.1 - Insulation

Missing Insulation

The Inspector observed areas of the attic that were missing insulation. Recommend have a qualified professional add insulation to cover appropriately. 

Thermal images confirm there was no insulation over the bathroom next to the garage. 

Secondary thermal images indicate some areas of insulation are lacking. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
5.4.1 - Exhaust Systems

Bathroom Vents Into Attic

Bathroom fan vents into the attic, which can cause moisture and mold. Recommend a qualified attic contractor property install exhaust fan to terminate to the exterior.

Fire HVAC Professional

6 - HVAC

IN NI NP D
6.1 Heating Equipment X X
6.2 Cooling Equipment X X
6.3 Distribution Systems X X
6.4 Fireplace X X
Heating Equipment: Energy Source
Gas
Heating Equipment: Heating Method
Forced Air
Heating Equipment: Thermostat
Hallway
Digital
Heating Equipment: # Heating Units
1
Heating Equipment: Age
2011
Cooling Equipment: Energy Source/Type
Electric
Cooling Equipment: Age
2011
Cooling Equipment: # Cooling Units
1
Distribution Systems: Ductwork
Insulated
Condensate Line

Condensate line noted. 

Heating Equipment: Brand
Carrier

Serial # 1211A90212

Cooling Equipment: Brand
Carrier
Serial # 3211E06982
Cooling Equipment: Disconnect
Outside - Within Sight
Although the service disconnect for the unit was not operated, it is recommended that it be within sight of the condensing unit itself. 
Cooling Equipment: Temperature Split
62/83

The differences in air temperature measured at supply and return registers fell within the acceptable range of between 14 and 22 degrees F.

**???***

Fireplace: Type
Wood Burning, Gas Igniter

At the time of the inspection, the Inspector observed no deficiencies in the condition of the fireplace. It was not operated.

Full inspection of fireplaces lies beyond the scope of the General Home Inspection. For a full inspection to more accurately determine the condition of the fireplace and to ensure that safe conditions exist, the Inspector recommends that you have the fireplace inspected by an inspector certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA).

Find a CSIA-certified inspector near you at http://www.csia.org/search


 
Cooling Equipment: Wall and Window Mounted AC
Wall and window mounted AC systems are not required to be inspected and therefore, were not inspected on reported date and time of inspection. 
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
6.1.1 - Heating Equipment

Filter Missing

The furnace filter was missing. Recommend replacement.

Fire HVAC Professional
6.2.1 - Cooling Equipment

Seal Wall Penetration

The hole in the exterior wall-covering cut to allow penetration of air-conditioning lines should be sealed with an appropriate sealant to prevent moisture and insect entry.

Contractor Qualified Professional
6.2.2 - Cooling Equipment

Suction Line Insulation

Insulation on the air-conditioning suction (large, insulated) line was damaged or missing at areas and should be replaced by a qualified HVAC professional.

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6.2.3 - Cooling Equipment

Air Leak

The Inspector observed an air leak at the plenum and  ductwork connection in the attic. Recommend correction by a qualified professional.

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6.3.1 - Distribution Systems

Duct Leaking

Air supply duct was leaking air. Recommend correction by a qualified HVAC professional. 

Fire HVAC Professional
6.4.1 - Fireplace

Firebrick - Minor Cracks

One or more minor cracks were observed in the fire brick mortar. Recommend monitor over time and repair as necessary.

Contractor Qualified Professional

7 - Plumbing

IN NI NP D
7.1 Water Supply X
7.2 Water Heating X X
7.3 Drain, Waste & Vents X X
7.4 Faucets & Fixtures X X
7.5 Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems X
Water Supply: Water Source
Public
Water Supply: Main Water Shut-off
Street
Water Heating: Power Source/Type
Gas
Water Heating: # Of Water Heaters
2
Water Heating: Location
Washer/Dryer Area, Hallway
Water Heating: Capacity
40 gallons
Water Heating: Age
2011
Drain, Waste & Vents: Sewage System Type
Public
Drain, Waste & Vents: Waste & Vent Pipe Material
PVC
Faucets & Fixtures: Distribution Material
Pex
Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems: Main Gas Shut-off Location
Gas Meter
Water Heating: Manufacturer
Bradford & White

Serial # HH15358667

We 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. For the elderly, young, or those more sensitive consider lowering at your discretion. 

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
  • D = Deficiency
7.2.1 - Water Heating

Flue Too Close To Combustibles

The exhaust flue for the water heater(s) had inadequate clearance from combustibles. This type of exhaust flue requires 1-inch clearance from combustible materials. This condition is a potential fire hazard and should be corrected by a qualified professional.

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7.2.2 - Water Heating

Burner Cover - Off/Moved

The cover for the water heater burner is off or not properly set. Recommend correction by a qualified professional. 
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7.2.3 - Water Heating

Combustion Air Vent Separated

B vent for combustion air was not properly connected or disconnected completely. Recommend correction to ensure the vents are providing the proper combustion air to the water heater. All work should be performed by a qualified professional.

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7.2.4 - Water Heating

TPR - Termination Not Visible

The TPR valve did not discharge within sight. Recommend correction by a qualified professional for safety.

TPR discharges behind the washing machine. It also has a small drip cap on the end of the pipe. This also is not recommended. 

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7.3.1 - Drain, Waste & Vents

Tub - Poor Drainage
Hallway Bathroom

The tub(s) had poor drainage at the time of the inspection. The Inspector recommends that an evaluation and any necessary work be performed by a qualified plumbing professional. 

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7.4.1 - Faucets & Fixtures

Drain Stop Not Working

Inspector observed the mechanical drain stop to not be working at the time of inspection. Recommend correction by a qualified professional.
 
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7.4.2 - Faucets & Fixtures

Sill Cock Leaking

The inspector observed a leaking sill cock (hose bib) that was leaking at the handle. Recommend correction by a qualified professional.

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7.4.3 - Faucets & Fixtures

Whirlpool Jets Not Working

One or more jets for the whirlpool tub were not operating properly. Recommend correction by a qualified professional. 
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8 - Electrical

IN NI NP D
8.1 Service Entrance & Meter X X
8.2 Main Service Panel X
8.3 Branch Circuit Wiring X
8.4 Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X X
8.5 Attic X
Service Entrance & Meter: Electrical Service Conductors
Below Ground
Service Entrance & Meter: Meter Location
Rear
Main Service Panel: Main Panel Location
Garage
Main Service Panel: Main Disconnect
@ Main Panel, Breakers
Main Service Panel: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Main Service Panel: Amperage
200 AMP
Main Service Panel: Grounding
Unknown
Main Service Panel: Panel Manufacturer
Unknown
Branch Circuit Wiring: Branch Circuit Wiring Method
Romex (NM)
Branch Circuit Wiring: Branch Circuit Wiring Type
Unknown
Orange Dot Indicators
Deficiencies and noted components of the electrical system will be identified by a small sticker, usually bright orange. I use these as a visual note to make aware the buyer and seller of potential safety or other issue with the particular component. These are not removed at the end of the inspection. 
Main Service Panel: No Access

The Service panel was not accessible at the time of the inspection. It should be made accessible and evaluated by a qualified electrical professional before the expiration of your Inspection Objection Deadline.

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 service entrance conductor's 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 time-controlled 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
  • D = Deficiency
8.1.1 - Service Entrance & Meter

Service Entrance Conduit - Rust

Underground conduit for the service entrance was moderately rusted. Recommend to monitor over time.
Electric Electrical Contractor
8.4.1 - Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Extension Cord

Extension cord used as permanent wiring was visible and noted in its location. This condition is a potential fire hazard. The Inspector recommends that any such wiring be removed and replaced with properly-installed, approved wiring by a qualified professional.

Contractor Qualified Professional
8.4.2 - Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Light Inoperable

One or more lights are not operating. New light bulb possibly needed.
Electric Electrical Contractor
8.4.3 - Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Loose Receptacles

One or more electrical receptacles were improperly secured and moved when a plug was inserted. Receptacles should be securely installed to prevent fire, shock and/or electrocution hazard. The Inspector recommends correction by a qualified electrical professional.

Contractor Qualified Professional

9 - Interior

IN NI NP D
9.1 Doors X X
9.2 Windows X X
9.3 Floors X
9.4 Walls X X
9.5 Ceilings X
9.6 Steps, Stairways & Railings X
9.7 Countertops & Cabinets X
9.8 Smoke Detectors X
9.9 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X X
Windows: Window Type
Double-hung
Floors: Floor Coverings
Hardwood, Tile, Carpet
Walls: Wall Material
Gypsum Board
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Gypsum Board
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Granite, Composite
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Wood
Orange Dot Indicators
Deficiencies and noted components of the interior of the home will be identified by a small sticker, usually bright orange. I use these as a visual note to make aware the buyer and seller of potential safety or other issue with the particular component. These are not removed at the end of the inspection. 
Storage Of Personal Belongings

At the time of the inspection, the occupant's stored belongings/furniture significantly limited the Inspector's view of some or all rooms of the home. Not all aspects of the garage were observed and or inspected, unless otherwise noted in this report. 

Smoke Detectors: Type
Direct Wired

The home had smoke detectors that were interconnected through the home branch wiring. This means that when one detector is activated, all will be activated, and none will ever need batteries. Each detector should be checked occasionally to make sure it has power. If a detector has power, the indicator light will be illuminated.

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
  • D = Deficiency
9.1.1 - Doors

Broken / Loose / Missing Hardware
Living Room

One or more doors were observed to have missing/broken/loose hardware. Recommend correction by a qualified professional. 
Contractor Qualified Professional
9.2.1 - Windows

Missing Screen

Window missing screen. Recommend replacement.
Window Window Repair and Installation Contractor
9.2.2 - Windows

Inoperable Window Lock

One or more window locks did not operate or did not properly line up. Recommend correction by a qualified professional. 
Contractor Qualified Professional
9.2.3 - Windows

Broken Pane

One or more windows were observed to be broken or cracked. Recommend correction by a qualified professional.

Contractor Qualified Professional
9.4.1 - Walls

Major Corner Cracks

Cracking visible at the corners of doors and windows. Indicate soil movement, which is a structural concern and should be evaluated by a structural engineer.

House construction Structural Engineer
9.4.2 - Walls

Poor Patching

Sub-standard drywall patching observed at time of inspection. Recommend re-patching. 

Putty knife Drywall Contractor
9.9.1 - Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Low/No Battery

Carbon monoxide detector failed to respond when tested. Recommend battery be replaced.

Wrench DIY

10 - Built-in Appliances

IN NI NP D
10.1 Dishwasher X X
10.2 Refrigerator X
10.3 Range/Oven/Cooktop X
10.4 Garbage Disposal X
10.5 Laundry Room X
Dishwasher: Brand
GE

Range/Oven/Cooktop not inspected.

Refrigerator: Present - Not Inspected
A refrigerator was present at the home but was not inspected. 
Laundry Room: Washer & Dryer

Washer and dryer were presently installed at the time of the inspection. The Inspector disclaims liability to the areas surrounding the appliances that hinder the view and ability to be properly inspected. 

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 confirm the operation of every control and feature of an inspected appliance.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
10.1.1 - Dishwasher

Door Rub

Dishwasher door slightly rubs cabinet when it's being closed. Inspector recommends door or unit to be adjusted to ensure no damage is done to cabinetry. All work should be done by qualified professional.

Contractor Qualified Professional

11 - Garage

IN NI NP D
11.1 Garage Structure X
11.2 Garage Door & Opener X
Garage Structure: Type
Attached
Garage Door & Opener: # Of Vehicle Doors
1
Garage Door & Opener: Material
Aluminum, Non-insulated
Garage Door & Opener: Type
Double Overhead
Garage Door & Opener: Safety Sensors
Photoelectric
Storage Of Personal Belongings
At the time of the inspection, the occupant's stored belongings significantly limited the Inspector's view of the garage. Not all aspects of the garage were observed and or inspected, unless otherwise noted in this report. 
Cosmetic Damage

Minor cosmetic damage noted. 

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency