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1234 Main St.
Brigantine, NJ 08203
04/03/2020 9:00AM

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Maintenance item
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Recommendation
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Safety hazard

1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
Client, Client's Agent, Home Owner
Occupancy
Furnished, Occupied
Temperature (approximate)94*
94 Fahrenheit (F)
Type of Building
Single Family
Weather Conditions
Clear, Hot, Humid
Style
Modern

Located on the Brigantine Golf Course

2 - Roof

IN NI NP D
2.1 Coverings X
2.2 Roof Drainage Systems X
2.3 Flashings X
2.4 Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations X
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Aluminum, Seamless Aluminum
Flashings: Material
Aluminum
Inspection Method
Ground, Ladder, Pole Camera
Roof Type/Style
Hip

According to the Owner roof was replaced in 2006. South side has solar panels. 

Solar Panels
Southern side roof

The back portion and or southern side of the roof had solar panels installed. According to the owner the roof was approximately 2 years old when the solar panels were installed back in 2008. The visible portions of the roof i.e. the front or north side of the roof was inspected by ladder. At the time of inspection there were some indications of granular loss as evidenced in the drain gutters. The roof which is approximately 13 years of age appears to be working as designed at this time with no obvious indications of failure or defects.

Coverings: Material
Asphalt, Solar
Solar panels installed
Roof

I was unable to inspect the roof covering on the south side of the roof due to the installation of 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.

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

3 - Exterior

IN NI NP D
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 X
3.5 Eaves, Soffits & Fascia X
3.6 Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls X X
3.7 Fencing X X
Inspection Method
Attic Access, Crawlspace Access, Visual
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Style
Panels
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Driveway Material
Concrete
Exterior Doors: Exterior Entry Door
Glass, Wood
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Vinyl siding
East
Brick, Vinyl

Siding on the East side of the residence appears to be fading which is noticeable in the same locations on various panels. Possibly some type of manufacturing defect. Recommend further evaluation by a licensed professional contractor. 

Siding, Flashing & Trim: Damaged siding
East side of residence

Damage to vinyl siding located on Eastside of residence. Recommend a licensed professional siding contractor for further evaluation. 

Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Decking has organic growth
1st Floor / Backyard
Deck

Decking has signs of organic growth. The growth is usually a sign that the deck (or this portion of the deck) is regularly exposed to moisture. With excessive moisture the wood decking could deteriorate quickly. Recommend further evaluation by a professional licensed contractor. 

Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Pool gate from deck
Backyard Deck Pool Gate

Pool gate on the back deck is not working properly and rubbing against the decking surface. Gate hinges need to be adjusted. 

Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Front porch concrete steps
Front Porch

Concrete steps for front porch need mortar added / replaced between tread and riser. 

Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Above ground pool
Backyard

Above ground pool was not part of the Inspection per client.

Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Deck needs treatment and sealent
Westside of residence

Small access and stairs on Westside of residence ( that leads into utility room) needs treatment and sealant. 

Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls: Tree
Backyard

The tree in the backyard is close to the residence and directly next to the vinyl fencing. A large portion of the tree appears to have large dead branches and rot. Many of the tree roots are exposed and are coming out of the ground. Recommend further evaluation by a licensed tree specialist. 

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 = Deficiencies
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3.1.1 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Vinyl siding fading
East side of residence

The vinyl siding seems to be fading not only in sections but more particularly in the same areas within the panels showing a consistent pattern which strongly suggests the possibility of a manufacturer defect.

Siding Siding Contractor
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3.2.1 - Exterior Doors

Door Sill/Trim
Dining Room Dining Room

Door sill and/or trim is loose, deteriorated or worn and repair or replacement should be considered. As viewed with a thermal camera outside heat is coming in through the threshold of the right door. Recommend weather stripping be installed. 

Tools Handyman/DIY
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3.3.1 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Walkway Cracking - Minor
Street curb

Minor cosmetic cracks and or chips in concrete curb observed. Recommend monitor and/or patch/seal.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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3.4.1 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Balcony / Deck flashing
Backyard

At the time of Inspection there were no indications of flashing behind the siding or underneath the threshold of the door to direct water away from the ledger board of the balcony / deck. There is a limitation in that I could not see or evaluate the condition of the Rim Joist (Band board) behind the ledger board to which the Balcony / Deck is secured. It is recommended that the deck be further evaluated by a licensed contractor. 

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3.6.1 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Trees / Bushes against siding
East side of residence

Bushes are in contact with and rubbing against the siding. Trees, bushes and other vegetation should be cut back to avoid damage to siding in high winds and heavy rain. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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3.7.1 - Fencing

Damaged fencing / gate
Backyard

Although fencing and access gates are not part of our Home Inspection We will let our clients know if broken or damaged fencing is apparent if seen during our exterior inspection.  

Contractor Qualified Professional

4 - Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure

IN NI NP D
4.1 Foundation X X
4.2 Basements & Crawlspaces X
4.3 Floor Structure X X
4.4 Wall Structure X
4.5 Ceiling Structure X
Inspection Method
Crawlspace Access
Floor Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Dirt
Floor Structure: Material
Wood Beams
Floor Structure: Sub-floor
Plywood
Basements & Crawlspaces: Vapor barrier
Basements & Crawlspaces: Emergency water shut off valve.
Crawlspace
Foundation: Foundation crack
East
Masonry Block

Foundation has signs of minor step cracking and or cracking along the mortar joint(s). 

Basements & Crawlspaces: Old drainage / sewer line ( possible septic tank underground).

At the time of inspection an old drainage / sewer line was located in the crawl space that went through the back foundation wall underground towards the backyard. Possible indication of septic tank prior to public utilities being installed. 

Wall Structure: Wall structure

Unable to view wall structure in finished rooms

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 = Deficiencies
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4.1.1 - Foundation

Foundation Cracks - Minor
Crawlspace

Minor cracking was noted at the foundation. This is common as concrete ages and shrinkage surface cracks are normal. Recommend monitoring for more serious shifting/displacement. 

Here is an informational article on foundation cracks.

Brick Masonry Restoration Contractor
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4.3.1 - Floor Structure

Joists Need Repair
Crawlspace / floor / Dining area

One or more floor joists were damaged or improperly installed. This can cause damage to the structural integrity of the home. At the time of the interior inspection it was noticed there was a sag in the floor of the dining area. Upon inspection of the crawl space it was noticed that a floor joist directly underneath that area had been cut and re-nailed to cross bracing. It appears that the joist cracked and dropped approximately 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch. Recommend a licensed professional contractor evaluate and address the issue. 

Hammer Carpentry Contractor

5 - Heating

IN NI NP D
5.1 Equipment X
5.2 Normal Operating Controls X
5.3 Distribution Systems X
5.4 Presence of Installed Heat Source in Each Room X
Equipment: Energy Source
Natural Gas
Equipment: Heat Type
Laundry / Mud room
Forced Air
Distribution Systems: Ductwork
Insulated
Presence of Installed Heat Source in Each Room: Registers
Interior

Each room had distribution and a return registers

Thermostat 1st floor
1st floor hallway
Thermostat 2nd floor
Master bedroom
Equipment: Ruud
Attic / Laundry Room
Rheem

At the time of Inspection the 1st and 2nd floor heating (HVAC) units were not operated due to the extreme temperature outside. Operating the heating unit in extremely hot temperatures can damage the units. 


The 1st floor unit located in the laundry room was checked and no service tag was located. Recommend yearly servicing and cleaning by a Licensed HVAC service technician.


 HVAC unit servicing the 2nd floor of the residence located in the attic was not operated due to the extreme hot weather. Recommend yearly cleaning and servicing by a licensed HVAC technician. 

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.

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

6 - Cooling

IN NI NP D
6.1 Cooling Equipment X
6.2 Normal Operating Controls X
6.3 Distribution System X X
6.4 Presence of Installed Cooling Source in Each Room X
Cooling Equipment: Energy Source/Type
Electric, Central Air Conditioner
Cooling Equipment: Location
Exterior East
Distribution System: Configuration
Central
Cooling Equipment: Bryant
East
Bryant

Signs of excessive rusting to fan guard / Fin guard. 

Normal Operating Controls: HVAC working temperature variation
Exterior / backyard / Eastside

At the time of the inspection there were (2) outside condensers located in the back of the residence associated with this system. Both condensers were made by PAYNE and had a model number of PA13NR030. The 1st floor or downstairs unit had a serial #PA13NR0240GAJAA. The 2nd floor or upstairs unit had a serial #PA13NR03000GAJAA. Both units appeared to be functioning as designed at the time of inspection. Both systems were turned on and operated for approximately 20 minutes at which time a functioning systems temperature evaluation was conducted utilizing a Commercial Electric Infrared Thermometer. The 1st floor system showed a temperature at the return register of 72* and a temperature of 57* at the distribution register indicating a 15* working variation. Measurements were then taken for the 2nd floor system which showed a temperature of 72* at the return register and 55* at the distribution register indicating a 17* working variation for the system. Both outside condenser units had considerable signs of rust on the top grill / fan vent portion of the systems. These units appeared to be functioning as designed at the time of inspection. According to the owner both units were replaced in March of 2013 after Superstorm Sandy in October of 2012. This indicates that the units are 7 years of age. There was no service tag found on the interior units.  Recommend yearly service and evaluation by a licensed professional HVAC contractor.

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.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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6.1.1 - Cooling Equipment

Rusting / Corrosion

Rusting and or Corrosion found on the Condenser unit cabinet , fan guard , fin guard at the time of inspection.  

Contractor Qualified Professional
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6.3.1 - Distribution System

Loose Connection
Attic

There are loose connections on ducts, resulting in energy loss. Recommend licensed HVAC contractor resecure.
Fire HVAC Professional

7 - Plumbing

IN NI NP D
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
7.5 Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems X
7.6 Sump Pump X
Filters
None
Water Source
Public
Main Water Shut-off Device: Location
Crawlspace
Crawlspace
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Drain Size
2"
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Material
ABS
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Distribution Material
Copper
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Water Supply Material
Copper
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Location
Utility Room
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Tankless
Utility room 1st floor
0 Tankless

Noritz Tankless system

Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Power Source/Type
Utility Room 1st floor
Gas
Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems: Main Gas Shut-off Location
West side of residence
Gas Meter
Main Water Shut-off Device: Main water shut off Location
Crawlspace

Main water shut off valve is located in the crawl space just to the right of the center pier (under the kitchen area). 

Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Manufacturer
Utility Room 1st floor
Noritz

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. 

Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Tankless water heater
Utility Room

The water heating system is a gas / tankless system made by NORITZ with a model #N-069M-DV This unit was located in the 1st floor laundry room. The system had its own air intake and exhaust venting system accessed through the side wall on the west side of the residence. The system had an emergency gas shut off valve along with a TPR valve.  The digital water gauge readout had the distribution temperature set at 120*. There did not appear to be any maintenance tag or sticker located on the system which according to the owner is approximately 13 years of age. Recommend annual service and evaluation by a licensed professional plumber.

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 = Deficiencies

8 - Electrical

IN NI NP D
8.1 Service Entrance Conductors X
8.2 Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device 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
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Main Panel Location
Laundry / Utility room
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Sub Panel Location
Not present
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Wiring Method
Romex
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Capacity
Utility room
200 AMP

Main breakers / 200 amp service

Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Manufacturer
Utility room
General Electric
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Type
Panel Box
Circuit Breaker
Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Westside of residence
Overhead, 120 Volts, Aluminum

At the time of inspection the overhead electrical service appeared to have the proper ground clearance and secured to the building. Drip loop was present and service connections intact. Mast and meter box also appear to be properly secured with no obvious signs of defects. 

Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Main Electrical Panel
Utility Room 1st floor

The main electrical panel board is located in the utility room on the 1st level. At the time of Inspection the incoming service is that of (2) 120/240 volt aluminum conductors with (1) neutral conductor along with a 200 amp service. The service panel was made by GEneral Electric with GE breakers being utilized. Upon removal of the dead front cover there were no obvious visible indications of rust, corrosion, moisture or charring within the panel. All wires appeared to be secured tightly at the lugs with no indications of double taps. All breaker amperage and copper gauge wiring appeared to be associated correctly. A heat evaluation test was then conducted at which time temperatures were obtained with a Commercial Electric laser temperature gauge. A base temperature of the back panel was first obtained which measured at 78*.  Readings were then taken on the lugs of the neutral bus bar and circuit breakers to ascertain if there were any varying or elevated temperatures which could possibly be an indication of overheating. However, at the time of the inspection there were no indications of extreme temperature variations anywhere within the panel with the neutral bus bar lugs as well as the circuit breaker lugs also measuring in at 78*.

Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Grounding wire / Rod
West side of residence

Grounding wire appears to be #6 copper wire located on the westside of the residence and several feet from the meter box. 

Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Bonding
Utility room above tankless water heater.

The grounding of a house acts like a voltage surge suppressor that safely shunts voltage surges to the ground. Bonding is a safety system that helps clear ground faults in normally non- current carrying materials (like metal and or copper pipes - house plumbing). Electrical bonding is the practice of intentionally electrically connecting all exposed metallic items not designed to carry electricity in a room or building as protection from electrical shock. Grounding and Bonding are often confused with each other. Both are safety related systems, but grounding is more about protecting electrical equipment and bonding is more about protecting people. 

Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Branch Wire 15, 20, 30, 40 and 50 amp
Utility room
Copper

At the time of inspection It appeared that all breakers and copper branch circuit wiring were associated correctly. There were no signs of double tapping within the panel. There did not appear to be any obvious signs of moisture, water intrusion, rust, corrosion or scorching within the panel. 

Smoke Detectors: Smoke detectors
Interior

Smoke Detectors were present in the residence and more importantly in the living room by the gas fire place, utility room, bedrooms and hallways however, it is unknown how old the detectors are and recommend as a precautionary measure replacing the units.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Interior

Carbon Monoxide Detectors were present in the residence and more importantly in the living room by the gas fire place and utility room by the heating unit, however it is unknown how old the detectors are and recommend as a precautionary measure replacing the units.

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.

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

9 - Fireplace

IN NI NP D
9.1 Vents, Flues & Chimneys X
9.2 Lintels X
9.3 Damper Doors X
9.4 Cleanout Doors & Frames X
Factory metal insert fireplace
Living Room

The fireplace unit is a factory made metal Ventless system. Emergency gas shut off valve located in the floor to the right of the unit. Attempts were made unsuccessfully to light the pilot. No service tag could be located. Recommend yearly cleaning and servicing by a licensed plumber.  

Gas pilot light not lit

Unable to light the gas pilot light for Inspection. 

Vents, Flues & Chimneys not present.

Lintels not present.

Damper Doors not present.

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.

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

10 - Attic, Insulation & Ventilation

IN NI NP D
10.1 Attic Insulation X X
10.2 Vapor Retarders (Crawlspace or Basement) X
10.3 Ventilation X
10.4 Exhaust Systems X
Dryer Power Source
220 Electric
Dryer Vent
Metal (Flex)
Flooring Insulation
Batt
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Attic
Batt, Fiberglass
Attic Insulation: R value
Attic Attic
30

Attic appears to have R-30 Insulation

Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Gable Vents, Soffit Vents
Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Fans
Fan Only

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 = Deficiencies
$
Credit
Comment
10.1.1 - Attic Insulation

Insufficient Insulation
Attic

Additional insulation needed in 2nd floor master bedroom. 

Tools Handyman/DIY

11 - Doors, Windows & Interior

IN NI NP D
11.1 Doors X
11.2 Windows X X
11.3 Floors X
11.4 Walls X X
11.5 Ceilings X X
11.6 Steps, Stairways & Railings X
11.7 Countertops & Cabinets X
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Andersen
Windows: Window Type
Single-hung
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Spackle and drywall tape
Dining area

Spackle and drywall tape issues have been located and need to be addressed

Countertops & Cabinets: Counter tops
Kitchen
Laminate
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Kitchen
Wood

Base cabinetry trim is cracked and coming dislodged. Recommend replacing. 

Windows: Master Bedroom
Master bedroom

At the time of inspection the fixed upper window in master bedroom had some discoloration in the Sheetrock under the left hand side corner. A check with the thermal imaging camera showed normal temperatures and no obvious signs of abnormalities. A Moisture meter was also utilized with negative results for any moisture retention. Recommend monitoring for the possibility of any future leaks after prolonged periods of rain. 

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 = Deficiencies
$
Credit
Comment
11.4.1 - Walls

Minor Corner Cracks
Master bedroom and stairwell

Minor cracks at the corners of doors and windows in walls. Appeared to be the result of long-term settling. Some settling is not unusual in a home of this age and these cracks are not a structural concern.

Putty knife Drywall Contractor
$
Credit
Comment
11.5.1 - Ceilings

Minor Damage
Dining Room

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

Putty knife Drywall Contractor

12 - Built-in Appliances

IN NI NP D
12.1 Dishwasher X X
12.2 Refrigerator X
12.3 Range/Oven/Cooktop X
12.4 Garbage Disposal X
12.5 Built-in Microwave X
12.6 Washer X
12.7 Dryer X
12.8 Ice Maker X
12.9 Wine cooler X
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Exhaust Hood Type
Re-circulate
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Energy Source
Gas
Dishwasher: Make
Kitchen
Kitchenaid

Top drawer dishwasher was inoperable. Bottom drawer dishwasher operable. 

Refrigerator: Make
Kitchen
KitchenAid

At the time of Inspection the Refrigerator and freezer appeared to be functioning as designed. 

Range/Oven/Cooktop: Make
Kitchen
Kitchenaid

At the time of inspection the Gas range and oven appeared to be functioning as designed.

Garbage Disposal: In-sink erator
Kitchen

At the time of inspection the Garbage disposal appeared to be functioning as designed. 

Built-in Microwave: KitchenAid Microwave
Kitchen

At the time of inspection the Microwave appeared to be functioning as designed. 

Washer: Whirlpool
Utility Room

Whirlpool front load washer was not operated for functionality due to current homeowners personal items within. 

Dryer: Whirlpool
Utility Room

Whirlpool dryer was visually inspected but not tested for operability

Ice Maker: KitchenAid

At the time of Inspection the Ice maker appeared to be functioning as designed. 

Wine cooler: KitchenAid
Kitchen / Dining area / Bar

At the time of inspection the Wine cooler appeared to be functioning as designed. 

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
$
Credit
Comment
12.1.1 - Dishwasher

Inoperable
Kitchen

At the time of inspection the top drawer dIshwasher was not operating using standard controls. Recommend a licensed qualified appliance technician evaluate. 

Wash Appliance Repair

13 - Disclaimers

IN NI NP D
Disclaimers

The Home Inspection will not determine the advisability or inadvisability regarding the purchase of the property.

The  Home Inspection will not determine the insurability of the property.

A Home Inspection cannot determine the life expectancy of a certain property or any of its components or systems within the property.

The Home Inspection does not determine the market value of the property. 

The Home Inspection does not include any items not permanently installed.

A Home  Inspection will not deal with aesthetic concerns or what could be deemed as matters of taste and or cosmetic defects. 

A Home Inspection will not identify  concealed or latent defects.

A Home Inspection is not technically exhaustive.

The Home Inspection or Home Inspector will not determine the suitability of the property for any use. 

No Guarantees or warranties are included in connection with this Home Inspection.

Mechanical and Electrical systems are known to fail at any time with no advanced warning. This report deals only with the condition of the home and such systems at the time of the Inspection and cannot guarantee as to their future performance.

The condition of the residence may change after the date of inspection due to several factors up to and including weather, moisture, leaks, actions taken by the homeowner or the passage of time. This report reflects the condition of the property at the time of inspection only. 

Seasonal conditions such as ice, snow, wind driven rain or humidity can bring some defects to light that were not present or seen during the Home Inspection. Basements, crawlspaces and attics that were dry at the time of Inspection can change and can become damp or even leak in weeks or months after.

The Home Inspector will sometimes find areas that may not be inspected if they are blocked by furniture or other personal belongings. The Home Inspector is not required to move personal items, furniture, equipment, debris, plant life including soil or snow that could obstruct access to an area or visibility. 

The Home Inspection is intended to help reduce risk but cannot eliminate it.

The Home Inspection is performed in good faith and is a snapshot in time and does not constitute a prediction that the home will perform adequately in the future. 

This Home Inspection is being conducted in accordance with State of New Jersey Standards of Practice guidelines. 

This Home Inspection is not a code compliance inspection. The local municipality should be contacted for any questions or concerns in relation to the local building code. 

Waste and drainpipe conditions are usually directly related to their age. Older lines are subject to damage through decay and root movement. Although rare, there are documented cases related to ABS piping. Older homes with galvanized or cast iron supply and waste lines can be obstructed and appear to be working during the inspection but later fail under heavy use. If water is turned off or not used for extended periods of time rust or other deposits within the piping can further clog the system. 

Photographs included in this Home Inspection report are utilized only to show the client the area of concern and to help provide a better understanding of that being noted in the report. Photographs for this reason may not always show the deficiencies or concerns in enough detail for a licensed contractor to render a professional opinion. For this reason we always recommend that a licensed professional contractor or service master respond in person to properly evaluate any concerns noted. 

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