Certified Master Inspector, InterNachi Certified...
The outside temperature will impact various portions of the inspection. If its too cool, we will be unable to fully test the A/C. If too warm, same goes for the furnace.
Any property built prior to 1978 may contain lead base paint and any property may contain material that could contain asbestos. It is recommended that a qualified specialist be contacted to inspect and test for these items. Asbestos and lead base paint inspection services were not included as part of this inspection.
This is a visual only (non destructive) inspection. Issues noted in the report are a sampling of what was observed at the time of inspection. To obtain an exhaustive list of all issues, qualified professionals for each trade in regards to construction, repair, etc will need to be contacted.
Any home built prior to 1978 may contain lead base paint and any home may contain materials with asbestos. It is recommended that a qualified specialist be contacted to inspect and test for these items. Asbestos and lead base paint inspection services were not included as part of this home inspection.
At time of inspection one or more areas throughout the home were observed to have rodents, rodent feces and/or traps. This is a potential health/safety hazard. Recommend further evaluation by a qualified Pest Control Contractor.
These comments and photos are provided by the inspector as a courtesy and are not apart of the limited scope inspection.
Panel was Inaccessible at time if inspection. Due to standing water on the floor. Recommend removing water and drying floor so that panel can be safely accessed.
Home branch circuit wiring consists of wiring distributing electricity to devices such as switches, receptacles, and appliances. Most conductors are hidden behind floor, wall and ceiling coverings and cannot be evaluated by the inspector. The Inspector does not remove cover plates and inspection of branch wiring is limited to proper response to testing of switches and a representative number of electrical receptacles.
At the time of inspection, panel was missing labeling. Recommend a qualified electrician or person identify and map out locations.
The Service panel was located in a closet. Because of the combustible nature of clothing and inadequate clearances, Service panels are no longer allowed to be installed in closets. The Inspector recommends consulting with a qualified electrical contractor to discuss options and costs for moving the Service panel to a proper location.
Possible electric shock and/or fire hazard.
This area was obstructed and inaccessible. If you are interested in having this area inspected, please contact me about a follow-up inspection.
This is a visual only inspection of the furnace and other combustible gas components in the home. For further evaluation on carbon monoxide levels it is recommended to consult a qualified professional for further testing and evaluation.
Furnace was corroded in one or more areas. Recommend a HVAC contractor evaluate.
Heating element was inoperable at time of inspection. Recommend qualified HVAC professional evaluate & ensure functionality.
Staining on the flue can indicate the furnace is not operating properly and/or efficiently.
Unit is near or past the average life expectancy of 18-25 years for conventional efficiency units and/or 15-20 years for high efficiency units.
Metal gas line passing through metal furnace cabinet should be protected from cabinet edges.
Possible exhaust gases entering home.
Most water distribution pipes were not visible due to wall, floor and ceiling coverings. The Inspector disclaims responsibility for inspection of pipes not directly visible.
Most drain, waste and vent pipes were not visible due to wall, ceiling and floor coverings.
Plumbing fixture exhibited insufficient flow. The Inspector recommends that before the expiration of your Inspection Objection Deadline you consult with a qualified contractor to discuss options and costs for correction.
Toilet is loose and/or leaking at the base. Recommend a qualified plumber evaluate and repair to prevent further water damage.
The shower head is not functioning properly due to internal damage or build-up. This is causing water to escape the shower enclosure which could lead to moisture intrusion. Recommend repair or replacement.
At time of inspection, one or more fixture handles were observed to be loose. Recommend further evaluation and repair by qualified plumber.
At time of inspection, one or more of the home's toilets were loose. Recommend further evaluation and repair by qualified professional to prevent damage to components and moisture damage to surrounding areas.
At time of inspection one or more shower heads were visibly leaking when activated. Recommend repair by qualified contractor.
Possible water damage to contents, finishes and/or structure.
At time of inspection one ir more toilet flush handles dos not operate as should. Recommend correction by qualified plumber.
Plumbing for toilet makes squealing noise when flushed.
Shower/Bath had slow/poor drainage. Potential Handyman repair.
Traps beneath plumbing fixtures in the home were of a material not approved for this purpose. This condition may allow sewer gas to enter the living space. The Inspector recommends that any such traps be replaced with an approved trap by a qualified contractor.
At time of inspection one or more of the drain lines showed signs of leaking. Recommend further evaluation by qualified plumber.
Sink had slow/poor drainage. Potentially a Handyman repair.
Possible water damage to contents, finishes and or structure.