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1234 Main St.
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
04/08/2020 9:00AM

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General maintenance
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Recommendation
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Safety hazard/immediate attention

A home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of the property, designed to identify areas of concern within specific systems or components defined by the signed agreements and InterNACHI Standards of Practice, that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector at the exact date and time of inspection. Any and all recommendations for repair, replacement, evaluation, and maintenance issues found should be evaluated by the appropriate trades contractors within the client's inspection contingency window or prior to closing, which is contract applicable, in order to obtain proper dollar amount estimates on the cost of said repairs. Specialized evaluations by the appropriate trades contractors may reveal additional issues that are not able to be identified from a purely visual inspection of the property.

Unless otherwise purchased, this inspection does not include evaluation of external structures with the exception of one detached garage without living spaces (barns and shops with vehicle entry doors are not considered detached garages), private water supply equipment (well pumps, flow tests, etc), sprinkler/irrigation systems, solar equipment, hot tubs, pools, generators, or other systems not covered under the Standards of Practice as established by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. Additionally, a home inspection does not include a pest inspection. You are encouraged to seek these evaluations by the relevant contractors prior to the conclusion of your inspection response period.

This inspection will not reveal every concern or issue that exists, but only those material defects that were observable on the day of the inspection. Cosmetic deficiencies in the home will not be noted unless they affect the functionality of the home, are indicative of a larger problem, or are so severe that they may affect the value of the home. This inspection is intended to assist in an evaluation of the overall condition of the dwelling only. A home inspection is not a code inspection. We recommend that you check with your local building department for any closed, voided, failed or non-permitted work prior to closing on the home. This inspection report is not a prediction of future conditions and property conditions are subject to change at any time. 

You can view your free warranty policies, Home Back Guarantee Program details and other useful information in the "Attachments" section located below the menu of this home inspection report. To make a warranty claim, click here.

1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
Client(s), Pets
Occupancy
Occupied
Type of Building
Single Family
Temperature (approximate)
48 Fahrenheit (F)
Weather Conditions
Dry, Cloudy
Home Faces
Front, Rear, Side 1, Side 2
Personals Present
Interior/Exterior

Personals were present at the home on the day of the inspection. This may result in obstructed views and access of some components of the home on both the exterior and interior.

This supplemental Advanced Standards of Practice is designed to be utilized in conjunction with the applicable Referenced Standard as defined in the Inspection Agreement. Unless explicitly noted within this standard, all limitations of the Referenced Standard shall apply. 

I. Purpose The Purpose of the Certified Inspection Expert Advanced Inspection SOP (Standards of Practice) Supplement (Advanced Standard(s)) is to establish a higher minimum standard for performing a residential home inspection and ensure the best possible outcome for property owners and home buyers alike while delivering the very best value available. A Certified Inspection Expert (CIE) who adheres to these Advanced Standards has committed to delivering on an inspection with a higher level of detail than any and all other standards in the marketplace. 

II. Additional Required Items to be Inspected beyond the Referenced Standard a. All accessible outlets, free of obstructions and within reach, shall be checked with a standard outlet testing device. i. Testing shall include any GFCI outlets meeting the same criteria. b. All accessible doors and windows, free of obstructions and within reach, shall be checked for functionality, rot, and other damage. c. Evaluate the basic functionality of main kitchen appliances to include; i. Cycle the dishwasher to check for leaks and basic functionality. ii. Ensure Refrigerator is cooling, lights are functional, and dispensers operate as intended. iii. Run disposal to ensure operation. iv. Ensure all oven/stove elements and burners turn on. v. Check exhaust fans for functionality. d. Note visible apparent or suspected mold in excess of two (2) square feet within the finished living areas where free of obstructions and within view. e. Note rodents and/or evidence of rodents where free of obstructions and within view within the finished living areas where accessed by the inspector. f. Check for manufacturer recalls on basic appliances and deliver a RecallChek Report. g. Issue a warranty against roof leaks on any home where no visible moisture or leaking issues were observed from a duly authorized Warranty or Service Contract Provider. h. Note the current water pressure at one plumbing fixture drawing from the primary source of water delivery for the home. i. Note the age of HVAC systems where clearly evident on a manufacturers identification tag. j. Test the pressure-activated auto reverse and related safety mechanisms of garage doors, where applicable. 

III. Additional Required Deliverables to Client beyond the Referenced Standard a. Each client shall receive, from a duly authorized Warranty or Service Contract Provider the following: i. A 90 Day Limited Warranty for Mechanical and Structural Failures. ii. A 90 Day Limited (extendable) Warranty for underground sewer and water line issues. iii. A 90 Day Limited Warranty for visible mold issues within the living spaces. iv. All warranties have terms and conditions and are serviced and underwritten by a third party. 

IV. Required Guarantee a. At least a 100% satisfaction money back guarantee, solely applied to any funds paid for the inspection service itself (excluding any ancillary services). This guarantee shall be good for a minimum of 15 days following the inspection. 

This Advanced Standards, combined with the Referenced Standards, shall encompass all obligations to the Client without exception. By accepting such standards as referenced in the accompanying Inspection Agreement, Client agrees to pursue any and all issues via the various Warranties and Guarantees as enumerated herein.

2 - Roof Coverings and Drainage

IN NI NP D
2.1 Coverings X X
2.2 Gutters & Downspouts X X
2.3 Flashings X X
2.4 Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations X X
Inspection Method
Roof Surface Walked
Coverings: Material
Asphalt 3-Tab

General Information Regarding Asphalt Shingle Roof Coverings:

Asphalt 3-Tab Shingles: Marketed with a 20-year lifespan by most manufacturers.*

Asphalt Architectural Shingles: Marketed with a 30-year lifespan by most manufacturers.*

*Lifespan estimations are based upon ongoing routine maintenance being performed. Neglecting to maintain your roof can significantly reduce the actual lifespan of the covering material.

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
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2.1.1 - Coverings

Nails - Exposed
Roof

Nails are exposed on the roof surface. This goes against manufacturer installation instructions and may result in leaks. If leaving a nail head exposed on a roof surface is unavoidable the best practice is to always seal the nail head and re-seal as needed throughout the lifespan of the roof coverings.

NOTE: Shingle manufacturers may not honor a warranty claim due to a leak that occurred as a result of improperly installed shingles.

Roof Roofing Professional
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2.1.2 - Coverings

Moss
Roof

While inspecting the roof I found moss growth in some locations across the roof. If left unaddressed this condition may lead to moisture intrusion.

Here is a helpful article that discusses algae and moss on roof surfaces.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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2.1.3 - Coverings

Shingles - Missing
Roof

While on the roof I observed multiple areas with missing shingles. This may lead to moisture intrusion.

Roof Roofing Professional
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2.1.4 - Coverings

Shingles - Damaged
Roof

Damaged shingles were discovered on the roof surface at the time of the inspection. This condition may lead to moisture intrusion.

Roof Roofing Professional
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2.2.1 - Gutters & Downspouts

Downspout(s) - Drain Near Foundation
Exterior

The downspouts drain near the foundation. I recommend installing downspout extensions to facilitate drainage 4 to 6 feet away from the foundation.

Here is a helpful DIY link and video on draining water flow away from your house. 

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2.3.1 - Flashings

Kickout Flashing - Missing
Roof

While inspecting the roof, I noticed that kickout flashing is missing. In any location where a roof-wall flashing exists and the roof terminates on the wall, the best construction practice is to install kickout flashing to prevent moisture intrusion behind the siding. 

Roof Roofing Professional
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2.3.2 - Flashings

Drip Edge - Missing
Roof

While inspecting the roof, I found that drip edge flashings were not used. Installation of drip edge flashing is the standard roofing practice as it adds extra protection for the roof sheathing, soffit, and fascia components. I recommend the installation of drip edge during the next re-roof, or when it becomes necessary if components are deteriorating.

Roof Roofing Professional
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2.4.1 - Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations

Plumbing Vent Boot(s) - Deteriorated
Roof

Deterioration to plumbing vent boot components was found that will allow moisture intrusion. It is common for plumbing boots to need to be replaced multiple times during the lifespan of a particular roof covering.

NOTE: Application of sealant to remedy this condition is only a temporary repair and should not be considered a permanent long-term solution.

Roof Roofing Professional

3 - Exterior

IN NI NP D
3.1 Siding, Flashing & Trim X X
3.2 Exterior Doors X
3.3 Windows X
3.4 Walkways, Patios & Driveways X X
3.5 Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps X
3.6 Eaves, Soffits & Fascia X
3.7 Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls X
3.8 Fence X
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Vinyl
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Style
Lap
Personals Obstructing Views/Access

Debris and/or personals are blocking views and obstructing access to certain areas of the home on the exterior. 

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

Paint/Finish - Update Needed
Exterior East

The paint/finish is failing on some areas of the siding/trim components.

Paint roller Painting Contractor
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3.1.2 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Siding - Damaged
Exterior

Minor damage was noted to the siding components on the exterior of the home. 

Siding Siding Contractor
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3.4.1 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Cracking - Moderate
Driveway

I observed moderate cracking to surfaces in the noted location(s). I recommend having a concrete contractor evaluate the damaged areas for repair or replacement when the surface loses functionality.

Gardening shovel tool shape Concrete Contractor

4 - Attached Garage

IN NI NP D
4.1 Ceiling X
4.2 Walls X
4.3 Floor X X
4.4 Garage Door(s) X
4.5 Garage Door Opener & Safety X X
4.6 Occupant Door (From Garage Into Living Space) X
Garage Door(s): Material
Metal
Garage Door Opener & Safety: Photo Eye Reverse Sensors
Functional
Garage Door Opener & Safety: Door Sensing Edges
Functional
Ceiling: Staining/Patching

Note: There was evidence of moisture staining and/or drywall patching on the ceiling in the garage. These areas were dry at the time of the inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Walls: Staining/Patching

Note: There was evidence of moisture staining and/or drywall patching on the walls in the garage. These areas were dry at the time of the inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

Garage Door(s): Type
Automatic
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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4.3.1 - Floor

Cracking
Garage

Minor cracking was observed in the garage slab surface, which indicates some settlement of the slab and/or soil movement. This is common but I do recommend repair/sealant as needed to prevent moisture intrusion and further deterioration.

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4.5.1 - Garage Door Opener & Safety

Photo Eyes - Incorrectly Installed
Garage

The photo-eye safety sensors were installed too high above the ground. Proper installation of these safety components calls for placement no more than 6" above the ground. This current configuration may allow small pets or children to become entrapped under the door during use.  

Garage Garage Door Contractor

5 - Electrical

IN NI NP D
5.1 Service Entrance Conductors and Meter Base X
5.2 Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device X
5.3 Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses X X
5.4 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X X
5.5 Smoke & CO Detectors X X
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Main Panel Location
Garage
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Capacity
200 AMP
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Branch Wiring Material
Solid Strand Copper, Stranded Copper
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Type
Non-Metallic Cable (NM)
Service Entrance Conductors and Meter Base: Service Conductors
Below Ground, 220 Volts
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Main Panel Manufacturer
Siemens

I recommend service of all panels every 3 years by a qualified electrician in accordance with best home maintenance practices. 

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
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5.3.1 - Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses

AFCI Breaker - Failed To Trip
Garage

An AFCI breaker did not trip during a functionality test at the time of inspection. I recommend replacement by a licensed electrician.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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5.4.1 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Missing Light Fixture Cover(s)
2nd Floor Hall, 2nd Floor Bedroom

While inspecting the light fixtures I noticed that multiple fixture covers are missing.

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5.5.1 - Smoke & CO Detectors

CO Detectors - Missing
1st Floor

No carbon monoxide detectors are installed on the first floor of this home. I recommend that they are installed in accordance with NFPA 72. Carbon monoxide detectors save lives!


Here is a helpful article about the dangers of carbon monoxide

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5.5.2 - Smoke & CO Detectors

Smoke Detectors - Beyond Service Life
1st Floor

Smoke detector(s) in the noted location are beyond the service life of 10 years and are now expired. Even if the unit seems to function when tested the internal particulate detection components may fail to detect smoke. I recommend replacing all smoke detectors over 10 years old in accordance with manufacturer specifications and NFPA 72.

Tools Handyman/DIY

6 - Heating & Cooling

IN NI NP D
6.1 Thermostat & Normal Operating Controls X
6.2 Central Heating Equipment X X
6.3 Cooling Equipment X
6.4 Distribution Systems X
6.5 Vents, Flues & Chimneys X
Thermostat & Normal Operating Controls: Location of Normal Operating Controls
Living Room
Central Heating Equipment: Energy Source
Gas
Central Heating Equipment: Type
Forced Air
Distribution Systems: Type/Configuration
Central
Central Heating Equipment: Brand
Carrier

Information Regarding Unit Sizing: Adequate sizing of heating systems (this is typically measured in BTUs) should only be determined by a qualified HVAC installation professional due to the multitude of factors that can affect the size of the unit needed for a particular home. This is not determined during a standard home inspection.

Central Heating Equipment: Date of Manufacture
2002

I recommend annual service of all HVAC components in accordance with best practices and manufacturer recommendations. 

NOTE: The average life expectancy for gas and electric furnaces is 15 to 25 years. This can be greatly impacted by the quality and consistency of annual maintenance. If your system is beyond 25 years old you should budget and prepare for replacement if needed.

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.


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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6.2.1 - Central Heating Equipment

No Sediment Trap
Garage

While inspecting the furnace, I found that there is not a sediment trap or drip leg installed on the gas line. The use of a sediment trap/drip leg is the best practice because it prevents dirt and small particles from making their way into the furnace and clogging orifices. I recommend having a qualified HVAC technician install a sediment trap during the next service of the unit.

Fire HVAC Professional
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6.2.2 - Central Heating Equipment

Corrosion
Garage

Corrosion was noted within the furnace enclosure. I recommend evaluation and service by a licensed HVAC professional.

Fire HVAC Professional

7 - Appliances

IN NI NP D
7.1 Dishwasher X
7.2 Refrigerator X X
7.3 Stove/Cooktop X
7.4 Range/Microwave Exhaust X
7.5 Garbage Disposal X
7.6 Built-in Microwave X
7.7 Clothes Washer Water Supply X
7.8 Clothes Dryer Connections X X
Refrigerator: Ice/Water Dispenser
Inoperable
Stove/Cooktop: Energy Source
Gas
Stove/Cooktop: Built-In Exhaust System
No
Range/Microwave Exhaust: Type
Vent To Exterior
Clothes Dryer Connections: Dryer Power Source
220 Electric, Gas/LP
Clothes Dryer Connections: Dryer Vent
Metal
Dishwasher: Brand
GE
Garbage Disposal: Brand
InSinkErator
Built-in Microwave: Brand
Whirlpool
Clothes Washer Water Supply: Operable
Access Obstructed (Unable to Verify)
Refrigerator: Brand
Samsung
Stove/Cooktop: Brand
Kenmore

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 con rm the operation of every control and feature of an inspected appliance.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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7.2.1 - Refrigerator

Water Dispenser Inoperable
Kitchen

The refrigerator water dispenser was inoperable at the time of inspection.

Wash Appliance Repair
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7.2.2 - Refrigerator

Ice Tray - Missing
Kitchen

The refrigerator icemaker tray was missing at the time of inspection

Wrench DIY
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7.2.3 - Refrigerator

Icemaker - Inoperable
Kitchen

The ice maker was inoperable at the time of inspection.

Wash Appliance Repair
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7.8.1 - Clothes Dryer Connections

Dryer Exhaust Cover - Damaged
Exterior

While inspecting the dryer exhaust cover I found that it is in need of repair to prevent pest entry.

Tools Handyman/DIY

8 - Plumbing

IN NI NP D
8.1 Exterior Cleanout X
8.2 Main Water Shut-off Device X
8.3 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X
8.4 Water Distribution X
8.5 Water Heater X X
8.6 Gas/LP Supply X X
8.7 Sump/Sewage Pump(s) X
8.8 Fixtures X X
Water Source
Public
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Visible Waste Line Material
PVC, ABS
Water Heater: Power Source/Type
Gas
Water Heater: Location
Garage
Water Heater: Capacity
40 Gallons
Fixtures: Jet Tub(s) Present?
No
Exterior Cleanout: Location
East
Main Water Shut-off Device: Location
Garage
Water Distribution: Visible Distribution Material
PEX
Gas/LP Supply: Main Shut-off Location
Exterior Gas Meter
Water Heater: Manufacturer
State

I recommend flushing & servicing your water heater tank annually. 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. 

Water Heater: Date of Manufacture
2002

While the average lifespan of modern water heaters is 8 to 12 years, this varies widely based on factors like manufacture quality, correct installation, water source, usage volume, and ongoing maintenance. I recommend monitoring the performance of water heaters over 10 years old and preparing to replace if needed.

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
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8.5.1 - Water Heater

Sediment Accumulation
Garage

Audible crackling was heard from the water heater at the time of inspection. This is often due to sediment accumulation near the bottom of the tank which causes water to boil under the sediment. This can cause the water heater to overheat, damage the inner lining and weaken the tank, leading to a possible leak. I recommend that a qualified plumber drains and flushes the tank as needed to remove sediment.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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8.6.1 - Gas/LP Supply

Evidence of Leak
Exterior

Gas was leaking from fittings in the noted location(s). Areas of leaks have been marked with yellow tape (if accessible) for ease of identification. I recommend contacting the local gas utility provider.

Contractor Utility Company
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8.8.1 - Fixtures

Caulk/Grout Maintenance Needed
Bathrooms

While inspecting the fixture caulk or grout beads I found deterioration and/or cracking. This is a normal occurrence over time. I recommend updating to prevent incidental water penetration into wall or floor structures.

Tools Handyman/DIY
$
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8.8.2 - Fixtures

Toilet(s) - Loose
Master Bathroom

While inspecting the toilet(s) in the noted locations I noticed loose connections to the floor/drain.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor

9 - Interior

IN NI NP D
9.1 Doors X X
9.2 Windows X X
9.3 Ceilings X
9.4 Walls X
9.5 Floors X
9.6 Steps, Stairways & Railings X
9.7 Countertops & Cabinets X X
Windows: Window Type(s)
Multi-Pane, Sliders

Information Regarding Single-Hung Windows: Single-hung windows have counterbalance components that occasionally may need maintenance if the window will not open or close properly. This is a common occurrence with this window design and can happen at any time.

Information Regarding Multi-Pane Windows: Multi-pane windows often contain a gas between the panes to increase energy efficiency. When the seal holding this gas within fails, moisture accumulation can occur between the window panes. This is common and can happen at any time.

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
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9.1.1 - Doors

Interior Door - Missing
Laundry Room

An interior door is missing in the noted location(s).

Tools Handyman/DIY
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9.2.1 - Windows

Failed Seal(s)
Living Room

I observed condensation or staining between the window panes in these locations, which indicates a failed seal. I recommend that a qualified window contractor evaluate & replace.

Window Window Repair and Installation Contractor
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9.2.2 - Windows

Damaged Screen(s)
Kitchen

Window screens were found to be damaged in the noted location(s).

Tools Handyman/DIY
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9.2.3 - Windows

Interior Caulk Needed
Interior

I found multiple windows in the home that need updated caulk on the interior side. Caulking on the interior side primarily serves to help weatherize the window.

Tools Handyman/DIY
$
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9.7.1 - Countertops & Cabinets

Grout/Caulk Deteriorating/Missing
Kitchen, Bathrooms

Grout or caulk lines in the countertop were deteriorated or missing in the noted location(s). I recommend updating grout/caulk lines to prevent incidental water intrusion behind the countertop. 

Tools Handyman/DIY
$
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9.7.2 - Countertops & Cabinets

Countertop - Damaged
Kitchen

The countertop is damaged in the noted location(s). 

House building Countertop Contractor

10 - Insulation & Ventilation

IN NI NP D
10.1 Flooring Insulation X
10.2 Attic Insulation X
10.3 Ventilation X
10.4 Exhaust Systems X
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Cellulose
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Soffit Vents, Box Vents
Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Systems
Kitchen Exhaust, Bathroom Exhaust Fan(s), Laundry Room Exhaust Fan
Attic Insulation: Estimated R-value
38

Insulation depths will vary in most attics and some settlement of freshly installed insulation will occur. This is only an estimate based representative measurements taken during the inspection.

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

11 - Foundation, Crawlspace, and Structure

IN NI NP D
11.1 Foundation X
11.2 Basements & Crawlspaces X
11.3 Ceiling Structure X
11.4 Wall Structure X
11.5 Floor Structure X
11.6 Roof Structure X
Attic Access Location
Hall
Crawlspace Access Location
None
Foundation: Type
Concrete, Slab on Grade
Roof Structure: Prior Mold Remediation

Evidence of prior mold remediation was noted in the attic.

Attic Photos

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

12 - Post Inspection Checklist

IN NI NP D
12.1 Appliances X
12.2 Fireplaces X
12.3 Thermostat (HVAC Systems) X
12.4 GFCIs and AFCIs X
12.5 Electric Panels (Main and Subs) X
12.6 Access Covers X
12.7 Garage Doors X
12.8 Windows and Exterior Doors X
12.9 Lights X
12.10 Gates X
12.11 Lockbox X
12.12 RecallChek X
Appliances: Ovens/Ranges
Turned Off
Appliances: Dishwasher
Turned Off, Drained
Appliances: Refrigerators/Freezers
Closed, Functioning
Appliances: Microwave
Turned Off
Appliances: Garbage Disposal
Turned Off
Appliances: Clothes Washer
Not Tested
Appliances: Clothes Dryer
Not Tested
Fireplaces: Wood Burning Fireplace/Woodstove
None
Fireplaces: Gas Fireplace(s)
None
Thermostat (HVAC Systems): Thermostat Settings
Returned to Pre-Inspection Settings
GFCIs and AFCIs: Kitchens/Bars
Receptacles Functioning
GFCIs and AFCIs: Bathrooms
Receptacles Functioning
GFCIs and AFCIs: Garage/Exterior
Receptacles Functioning
GFCIs and AFCIs: Utility Rooms, Laundry Rooms, Basement/Crawlspace
Receptacles Functioning
Electric Panels (Main and Subs): Breakers
Returned to Original Configuration
Access Covers: Attic Access
Resecured
Access Covers: Crawlspace Access
None
Garage Doors: Automatic Doors
Closed
Garage Doors: Manual Doors
None
Windows and Exterior Doors: Windows
Closed
Windows and Exterior Doors: Exterior Doors
Closed
Lights: Indoor
Occupant Present
Lights: Outdoor
Occupant Present
Gates: Fence Gate
Closed
Lockbox: Lockbox Status
None
RecallChek: Submitted
Yes

We will run all accessible and readable appliance make/model/serial information through the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) database for safety recalls. Be on the lookout for an email from RecallChek!

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