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1234 Main St.
Austin, TX 78734
12/14/2019 9:00AM

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The following definitions of comment descriptions represent this inspection report. All comments by the inspector should be considered before purchasing this home. Any recommendations by the inspector to repair or replace suggests a second opinion or further inspection by a qualified contractor. All costs associated with further inspection fees and repair or replacement of item, component or unit should be considered before you purchase the property.
Inspected (IN) = I visually observed the item, component or unit and if no other comments were made then it appeared to be functioning as intended allowing for normal wear and tear.
Not Inspected (NI)= I did not inspect this item, component or unit and made no representations of whether or not it was functioning as intended and will state a reason for not inspecting.
Not Present (NP) = This item, component or unit is not in this home or building.
Deficient (D) = The item, component or unit is not functioning as intended, or needs further inspection by a qualified contractor. Items, components or units that can be repaired to satisfactory condition may not need replacement.
After the inspection report is issued, it is recommended that the repairs be completed, or agreements made to complete the repairs before final closing. The buyer accepts all material defects, latent or exposed, upon closing. It is also recommended to have an annual reinspection performed by an inspector, or further evaluation by qualified contractors. This will ensure that repairs are made properly, as well as further evaluating systems and components over time. It is also recommended to purchase a home warranty for at least the first year in your new home.


Home inspectors are not required to report on the following: Life expectancy of any component or system; The causes of the need for a repair; The methods, materials, and costs of corrections; The suitability of the property for any specialized use; Compliance or non-compliance with codes, ordinances, statutes, regulatory requirements or restrictions; The market value of the property or its marketability; The advisability or inadvisability of purchase of the property; Any component or system that was not observed; The presence or absence of pests such as wood damaging organisms, rodents, or insects; or Cosmetic items, underground items, or items not permanently installed. Home inspectors are not required to: Offer warranties or guarantees of any kind; Calculate the strength, adequacy, or efficiency of any system or component; Enter any area or perform any procedure that may damage the property or its components or be dangerous to the home inspector or other persons; Operate any system or component that is shut down or otherwise inoperable; Operate any system or component that does not respond to normal operating controls; Disturb insulation, move personal items, panels, furniture, equipment, plant life, soil, snow, ice, or debris that obstructs access or visibility; Determine the presence or absence of any suspected adverse environmental condition or hazardous substance, including but not limited to mold, toxins, carcinogens, noise, contaminants in the building or in soil, water, and air; Determine the effectiveness of any system installed to control or remove suspected hazardous substances; Predict future condition, including but not limited to failure of components; Since this report is provided for the specific benefit of the customer(s), secondary readers of this information should hire a licensed inspector to perform an inspection to meet their specific needs and to obtain current information concerning this property.

1 - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE INSPECTOR

Type of Building
Condominium
In Attendance
Seller
Temperature
Over 65
Rain in Last 3 Days
Unknown
Soil Surface
Dry
Appurtenance
Covered porch
Garage
Attached
Weather
Clear
Occupied

Homes that are occupied or staged typically present limitations to the inspection process. Furniture, belongings, appliances and floor or wall coverings can potentially cover up problems that may otherwise be detected in an empty home. 

INFORMATION INCLUDED UNDER "ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PROVIDED BY INSPECTOR", OR PROVIDED AS AN ATTACHMENT WITH THE STANDARD FORM, IS NOT REQUIRED BY THE COMMISSION AND MAY CONTAIN CONTRACTUAL TERMS BETWEEN THE INSPECTOR AND YOU, AS THE CLIENT. THE COMMISSION DOES NOT REGULATE CONTRACTUAL TERMS BETWEEN PARTIES. IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE EFFECT OF ANY CONTRACTUAL TERM CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION OR ANY ATTACHMENTS, CONSULT AN ATTORNEY.

2 - I. STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS

I NI NP D
2.1 A. Foundations X X
2.2 B. Grading and Drainage X X X
2.3 C. Roof Covering Materials X X
2.4 D. Roof Structures and Attics X X
2.5 E. Walls (Interior and Exterior) X X
2.6 F. Ceilings and Floors X
2.7 G. Doors (Interior and Exterior) X X
2.8 H. Windows X X
2.9 I. Stairways (Interior and Exterior) X
2.10 J. Fireplaces and Chimneys X
2.11 K. Porches, Balconies, Decks and Carports X
2.12 L. Other X
A. Foundations: Type of Foundation(s)
Concrete Slab
A. Foundations: Method used to observe Crawlspace
No crawlspace
A. Foundations: Columns or Piers
N/A
C. Roof Covering Materials: Types of Roof Coverings
Asphalt Composition 3-Tab Shingles
C. Roof Covering Materials: Viewed From
Drone
C. Roof Covering Materials: Roof Type
Hip, Gable
D. Roof Structures and Attics: Approximate Depth of Insulation
Not Visible
D. Roof Structures and Attics: Viewed From
Entry
D. Roof Structures and Attics: Roof Structure Type
Engineered wood trusses
D. Roof Structures and Attics: Attic
Hatch Access
E. Walls (Interior and Exterior): Wall Structure
2 X 4 Wood
E. Walls (Interior and Exterior): Wall Material
Gypsum Board
E. Walls (Interior and Exterior): Siding Material
Hardie Board, Stone
F. Ceilings and Floors: Ceiling Structure
Truss
F. Ceilings and Floors: Ceiling Materials
Gypsum Board
F. Ceilings and Floors: Floor Structure
Slab, Wood joists
F. Ceilings and Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet, Tile
G. Doors (Interior and Exterior): Interior Doors
Hollow core, Wood
G. Doors (Interior and Exterior): Exterior Entry Doors
Steel, Hollow core
G. Doors (Interior and Exterior): Garage Door Material
Metal
H. Windows: Sky Light(s)
None
J. Fireplaces and Chimneys: Types of Fireplaces
None
J. Fireplaces and Chimneys: Chimney (exterior)
N/A
L. Other: Type
Concrete drive, Concrete walkway
B. Grading and Drainage: Planting Beds Near Foundation

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

H. Windows: Windows
Thermal/Insulated, Double Pane

Condensation or signs of moisture between panes of double pane windows typically indicates failure of the seals and may not be visible at all times, depending on weather conditions and other factors. The inspector reports the condition of the property at the time of inspection and makes every effort to find and report all defects, but signs of failed seals may be detected after the inspection as conditions change. Click here for more information

A. Foundations: Condominium

The foundation was not completely inspected since the unit is a condominium or townhouse. Foundations and structures are typically maintained by the homeowner's association. 

B. Grading and Drainage: Not Fully Inspected - Condominium

The grading and drainage wasnt completely inspected as this is a condominium. 

C. Roof Covering Materials: Condominium

The roof was not fully inspected since the unit is a condominium or townhouse. Roof coverings are typically maintained by the homeowner's association. 

D. Roof Structures and Attics: Attic - Access Too Small

The attic was not completely inspected because the access hatch was too small to provide safe entry.

D. Roof Structures and Attics: Attic - Inadequate Headroom

The attic space was not completely inspected because it lacked adequate headroom for safe entry.

The inspector shall inspect: The foundation. The crawlspace. The visible structural components. Any present conditions or clear indications of active water penetration observed by the inspector. And report any general indications of foundation movement that are observed by the inspector, such as but not limited to sheetrock cracks, brick cracks, out-of-square door frames or floor slopes.


The inspector is not required to: Enter any crawlspaces that are not readily accessible or where entry could cause damage or pose a hazard to the inspector, Move stored items or debris, Operate sump pumps with inaccessible floats, Identify size, spacing, span, location or determine adequacy of foundation bolting, bracing, joists, joist spans or support systems, Provide any engineering or architectural service, Report on the adequacy of any structural system or component.

  • I = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficient
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2.2.1 - B. Grading and Drainage

Gutter Discharges to Roof
Above front porch

One or more gutters around the home was found to be discharging directly to the roof surface. This condition should ideally be corrected to help prevent premature deterioration of the shingles in this area due to high water volumes. This is a common issue for new homes. 

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2.3.1 - C. Roof Covering Materials

Exposed fasteners should be caulked
roof

Inspector recommends having any exposed fasteners on a roof system by caulked with proper roof caulking to help prevent the intrusion of water into the home.

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2.5.1 - E. Walls (Interior and Exterior)

Paint Lintels
Near sidewalk

Steel lintels supporting brick above window or door openings should be properly painted to help prevent rust, which may lead to deterioration and failure. 

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2.5.2 - E. Walls (Interior and Exterior)

Cracks / gaps in siding

Cracks or gaps in the siding was found in one or more locations around the home. Inspector recommends having them filled with elastomeric caulk and/or paint.

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2.5.3 - E. Walls (Interior and Exterior)

Vegetation touching walls
Near sidewalk

 Vegetation was found to be touching the exterior walls.  This can be an easy entrance for wood destroying insects.

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2.5.4 - E. Walls (Interior and Exterior)

Minor cracks in veneer

 There were minor cracks observed on the exterior walls. 

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2.7.1 - G. Doors (Interior and Exterior)

No self-closing hinges
Garage entry

The door in the wall between the garage and the home living space did not have operable self-closing hinges as is required by generally-accepted current safety standards. 

The implication here is that if a vehicle is left running and the door isn't closed all the way, carbon monoxide could enter the residence. It would also decrease the amount of time it would take for a fire to spread into the home.

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2.8.1 - H. Windows

Window screens missing/damaged

Window screens around the home appeared to be missing or damaged at the time of inspection.

3 - II. ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

I NI NP D
3.1 A. Service Entrance and Panels X X X
3.2 B. Branch Circuits, Connected Devices and Fixtures X X
A. Service Entrance and Panels: Service Panel Location
Exterior left side
A. Service Entrance and Panels: Sub-Panel Location
Garage
A. Service Entrance and Panels: Electrical Service
Underground
A. Service Entrance and Panels: Panel Type
Circuit breakers
A. Service Entrance and Panels: Electrical Panel Capacity
Not Visible
A. Service Entrance and Panels: Electric Panel Manufacturer
GENERAL ELECTRIC
B. Branch Circuits, Connected Devices and Fixtures: Type of Wiring
Copper
B. Branch Circuits, Connected Devices and Fixtures: Wiring Methods
Romex
A. Service Entrance and Panels: Panel inaccessible
Left Exterior

The main panel was not accessible at the time of the inspection. It should be made accessible to allow circuits to be shut off in an emergency. This panel was not inspected because of this limitation.

B. Branch Circuits, Connected Devices and Fixtures: Plugs, Switches - Not Removed

Plugs, switches, junction box covers and light fixtures are typically not removed during the inspection. Disassembly of the electrical system is beyond the scope of a home inspection and may reveal defects that were not visible at the time of inspection. 

The inspector shall inspect: The service line. The meter box. The main disconnect. And determine the rating of the service amperage. Panels, breakers and fuses. The service grounding and bonding. A representative sampling of switches, receptacles, light fixtures, AFCI receptacles and test all GFCI receptacles and GFCI circuit breakers observed and deemed to be GFCI's during the inspection. And report the presence of solid conductor aluminum branch circuit wiring if readily visible. And report on any GFCI-tested receptacles in which power is not present, polarity is incorrect, the receptacle is not grounded, is not secured to the wall, the cover is not in place, the ground fault circuit interrupter devices are not properly installed or do not operate properly, or evidence of arcing or excessive heat is present. The service entrance conductors and the condition of their sheathing. The ground fault circuit interrupters observed and deemed to be GFCI's during the inspection with a GFCI tester. And describe the amperage rating of the service. And report the absence of smoke detectors. Service entrance cables and report as in need of repair deficiencies in the integrity of the insulation, drip loop, or separation of conductors at weatherheads and clearances.


The inspector is not required to: Insert any tool, probe or device into the main panel, sub-panels, downstream panel, or electrical fixtures. Operate electrical systems that are shut down. Remove panel covers or dead front covers if not readily accessible. Operate over current protection devices. Operate non-accessible smoke detectors. Measure or determine the amperage or voltage of the main service if not visibly labeled. Inspect the alarm system and components. Inspect the ancillary wiring or remote control devices. Activate any electrical systems or branch circuits which are not energized. Operate overload devices. Inspect low voltage systems, electrical de-icing tapes, swimming pool wiring or any time-controlled devices. Verify the continuity of the connected service ground. Inspect private or emergency electrical supply sources, including but not limited to generators, windmills, photovoltaic solar collectors, or battery or electrical storage facility. Inspect spark or lightning arrestors. Conduct voltage drop calculations. Determine the accuracy of breaker labeling. Inspect exterior lighting.

  • I = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficient
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3.1.1 - A. Service Entrance and Panels

Double-lugged neutrals
Garage sub-panel

Neutral conductors did not terminate individually on a bus bar in the electrical service panel but were double-lugged. This is a defective installation and should be corrected by a qualified electrical contractor.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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3.1.2 - A. Service Entrance and Panels

Inadequate working clearance

This panel appeared to have inadequate working clearance in front. Modern safety standards require a minimum open space 30 inches in width for a height of 6 feet-6 inches. Minimum clearance in front of the cabinet should be 3 feet. 

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3.2.1 - B. Branch Circuits, Connected Devices and Fixtures

No GFCI
Garage

No ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection of home electrical receptacles was provided in areas at the time of inspection. 

4 - III. HEATING, VENTILATION, AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS

I NI NP D
4.1 A. Heating Equipment X X
4.2 B. Cooling Equipment X X
4.3 C. Duct Systems, Chases and Vents X X X
A. Heating Equipment: Type of Systems
Furnace

Furnace

A. Heating Equipment: Energy Sources
Gas
A. Heating Equipment: Heat System Brand
CARRIER
A. Heating Equipment: Furnace Location
Upstairs utility closet
B. Cooling Equipment: Type of Systems
Central Air Conditioner
B. Cooling Equipment: Cooling Equipment Energy Source
Electricity
B. Cooling Equipment: Central Air Brand
CARRIER
C. Duct Systems, Chases and Vents: Ductwork
Insulated
C. Duct Systems, Chases and Vents: Filter Type
Disposable
C. Duct Systems, Chases and Vents: Filter Size
14x25
A. Heating Equipment: Furnace - Date of Manufacture
Unable to determine

The date of manufacture is derived from the serial number on the furnace data plate. 

B. Cooling Equipment: Condenser - Date of Manufacture
Unknown

The date of manufacture is derived from the serial number on the condenser unit data plate.

B. Cooling Equipment: R-410A

The refrigerant in the cooling system appears to be R-410A, according to the data plate on the unit. R-410A is typically less expensive to refill than the older R-22 systems. No further action is required at this time. This is an informational note only. 

A. Heating Equipment: Cannot access data plate

The furnace was installed in a manner that left the data plate and front cover not visible.

C. Duct Systems, Chases and Vents: Unable to see in attic

The inspector shall inspect: The heating system and describe the energy source and heating method using normal operating controls. And report as in need of repair electric furnaces which do not operate. And report if inspector deemed the furnace inaccessible. The central cooling equipment using normal operating controls. The fireplace, and open and close the damper door if readily accessible and operable. Hearth extensions and other permanently installed components. And report as in need of repair deficiencies in the lintel, hearth and material surrounding the fireplace, including clearance from combustible materials.


The inspector is not required to: Inspect or evaluate interiors of flues or chimneys, fire chambers, heat exchangers, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, electronic air filters, solar heating systems, solar heating systems or fuel tanks. Inspect underground fuel tanks. Determine the uniformity, temperature, flow, balance, distribution, size, capacity, BTU, or supply adequacy of the heating system. Light or ignite pilot flames. Activate heating, heat pump systems, or other heating systems when ambient temperatures or when other circumstances are not conducive to safe operation or may damage the equipment. Override electronic thermostats. Evaluate fuel quality. Verify thermostat calibration, heat anticipation or automatic setbacks, timers, programs or clocks. Determine the uniformity, temperature, flow, balance, distribution, size, capacity, BTU, or supply adequacy of the cooling system. Inspect window units, through-wall units, or electronic air filters. Operate equipment or systems if exterior temperature is below 60 degrees Fahrenheit or when other circumstances are not conducive to safe operation or may damage the equipment. Inspect or determine thermostat calibration, heat anticipation or automatic setbacks or clocks. Examine electrical current, coolant fluids or gasses, or coolant leakage. 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 such installation. Inspect automatic fuel feed devices. Inspect combustion and/or make-up air devices. Inspect heat distribution assists whether gravity controlled or fan assisted. Ignite or extinguish fires. Determine draft characteristics. Move fireplace inserts, stoves, or firebox contents. Determine adequacy of draft, perform a smoke test or dismantle or remove any component. Perform an NFPA inspection. Perform a Phase 1 fireplace and chimney inspection.

  • I = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficient
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4.1.1 - A. Heating Equipment

Cabinet - exterior corrosion
Utility cabinet

The furnace cabinet exterior had excessive corrosion visible in areas. This condition appeared to be related to condensation. The Inspector recommends service by a qualified HVAC technician.

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4.1.2 - A. Heating Equipment

Sediment Trap Missing
Utility closet

No sediment trap was installed or the sediment trap was improper.  Sediment traps are installed to keep particulates and moisture out of the gas valve. Particulates or moisture in the gas valve can also interfere with burner operation. Click here for more information

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4.2.1 - B. Cooling Equipment

Deteriorated insulation

The insulation on the suction line is deteriorated. Also, the gap should be closed, to prevent from things entering. 

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4.3.1 - C. Duct Systems, Chases and Vents

Ducts not sealed
Upstairs utility closet

Air supply ducts did not appear to beproperly sealed. The Inspector recommends sealing supply and return air ducts with mastic to improve the HVAC system efficiency. All work should be performed by a qualified heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) contractor.

5 - IV. PLUMBING SYSTEMS

I NI NP D
5.1 A. Plumbing Supply, Distribution System and Fixtures X
5.2 B. Drains, Wastes and Vents X
5.3 C. Water Heating Equipment X X
5.4 D. Hydro-Massage Therapy Equipment X X
5.5 E. Other X
A. Plumbing Supply, Distribution System and Fixtures: Water Supply
Public
A. Plumbing Supply, Distribution System and Fixtures: Water Supply into Home
Galvanized
A. Plumbing Supply, Distribution System and Fixtures: Plumbing Water Distribution Inside home
Copper
B. Drains, Wastes and Vents: Plumbing Waste
Public
B. Drains, Wastes and Vents: Plumbing Waste Pipe
PVC
C. Water Heating Equipment: Energy Sources
Gas
C. Water Heating Equipment: Capacity
30 Gallon
A. Plumbing Supply, Distribution System and Fixtures: Location of water meter
Next to sidewalk
A. Plumbing Supply, Distribution System and Fixtures: Location of main water supply valve
By sidewalk
A. Plumbing Supply, Distribution System and Fixtures: Static water pressure reading
60 psi
C. Water Heating Equipment: Water Heater Manufacturer
ENVIROTEMP
C. Water Heating Equipment: Water Heater - Date of Manufacture
2002

The date of manufacture is derived from the serial number on the data plate.

E. Other: Not Pressure Tested

Gas/LP piping was not exhaustively tested for for leaks and a pressure test was not performed at the time of inspection. 

A. Plumbing Supply, Distribution System and Fixtures: Shut-Off Valves - Not Operated

The main water shut-off valve and individual fixture shut-off valves were not operated at the time of inspection to avoid potential water damage from leakage. If the valve has not been operated recently, it may leak and need to be repaired. 

A. Plumbing Supply, Distribution System and Fixtures: Personal items
B. Drains, Wastes and Vents: Drain, Waste & Vent Pipes - Not Visible

Most drain, waste and vent pipes are typically not visible in a finished home and a sewer scope camera was not used at the time of inspection. 

C. Water Heating Equipment: TP&R Not Operated

The TP&R valve for the water heater was not operated at the time of inspection, since the water heater was in the attic or the inspector felt that water damage may occur from a malfunction in the valve or piping. Temperature, pressure and relief valves should be tested periodically to ensure proper operation. Consult a qualified plumber if this an area of concern.

The inspector shall: Verify the presence of and identify the location of the main water shutoff valve. Inspect the water heating equipment, including combustion air, venting, connections, energy sources, seismic bracing, and verify the presence or absence of temperature-pressure relief valves and/or Watts 210 valves. Flush toilets. Run water in sinks, tubs, and showers. Inspect the interior water supply including all fixtures and faucets. Inspect the drain, waste and vent systems, including all fixtures. Describe any visible fuel storage systems. Inspect the drainage sump pumps testing sumps with accessible floats. Inspect and describe the water supply, drain, waste and main fuel shut-off valves, as well as the location of the water main and main fuel shut-off valves. Inspect and determine if the water supply is public or private. Inspect and report as in need of repair deficiencies in the water supply by viewing the functional flow in two fixtures operated simultaneously. Inspect and report as in need of repair deficiencies in installation and identification of hot and cold faucets. Inspect and report as in need of repair mechanical drain-stops that are missing or do not operate if installed in sinks, lavatories and tubs. Inspect and report as in need of repair commodes that have cracks in the ceramic material, are improperly mounted on the floor, leak, or have tank components which do not operate.

The inspector is not required to: Light or ignite pilot flames. Determine the size, temperature, age, life expectancy or adequacy of the water heater. Inspect interiors of flues or chimneys, water softening or filtering systems, well pumps or tanks, safety or shut-of valves, floor drains, lawn sprinkler systems or fire sprinkler systems. Determine the exact flow rate, volume, pressure, temperature, or adequacy of the water supply. Determine the water quality or potability or the reliability of the water supply or source. Open sealed plumbing access panels. Inspect clothes washing machines or their connections. Operate any main, branch or fixture valve. Test shower pans, tub and shower surrounds or enclosures for leakage. Evaluate the compliance with local or state conservation or energy standards, or the proper design or sizing of any water, waste or venting components, fixtures or piping. Determine the effectiveness of anti-siphon, back-flow prevention or drain-stop devices. Determine whether there are sufficient clean-outs for effective cleaning of drains. Evaluate gas, liquid propane or oil storage tanks. Inspect any private sewage waste disposal system or component of. Inspect water treatment systems or water filters. Inspect water storage tanks, pressure pumps or bladder tanks. Evaluate time to obtain hot water at fixtures, or perform testing of any kind to water heater elements. Evaluate or determine the adequacy of combustion air. Test, operate, open or close safety controls, manual stop valves and/or temperature or pressure relief valves. Examine ancillary systems or components, such as, but not limited to, those relating to solar water heating, hot water circulation.

  • I = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficient
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5.3.1 - C. Water Heating Equipment

Sediment trap
Upstairs utility closet

No sediment trap was installed or the sediment trap was improper.  Sediment traps are installed to keep particulates and moisture out of the gas valve. Particulates or moisture in the gas valve can also interfere with burner operation. Click here for more information

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5.4.1 - D. Hydro-Massage Therapy Equipment

Lack of bonding at the pump motor
Master bath tub

Inspector was unable to verify proper electrical bonding at the pump motor.

6 - V. APPLIANCES

I NI NP D
6.1 A. Dishwasher X
6.2 B. Food Waste Disposers X
6.3 C. Range Hood and Exhaust System X
6.4 D. Ranges, Cooktops and Ovens X X
6.5 E. Microwave Ovens X
6.6 F. Mechanical Exhaust Vents and bathroom Heaters X
6.7 G. Garage Door Operator(s) X
6.8 H. Dryer Exhaust System X X
6.9 I. Other X
A. Dishwasher: Dishwasher Brand
WHIRLPOOL
B. Food Waste Disposers: Disposer Brand
IN SINK ERATOR
C. Range Hood and Exhaust System: Exhaust/Range hood
NONE
D. Ranges, Cooktops and Ovens: Energy Source
Natural Gas
D. Ranges, Cooktops and Ovens: Type
Range
D. Ranges, Cooktops and Ovens: Range/Oven Manufacturer
WHIRLPOOL
E. Microwave Ovens: Built in Microwave Manufacturer
WHIRLPOOL
G. Garage Door Operator(s): Auto-opener Manufacturer
Manatec
I. Other: Refrigerator Manufacturer
N/A
D. Ranges, Cooktops and Ovens: Oven temp
335 degrees Fahrenheit
C. Range Hood and Exhaust System: Microwave Vent
Kitchen
The range hood exhaust system was part of a combination vent hood/microwave oven appliance.
H. Dryer Exhaust System: Dryer Lint
Laundry room

It is typically recommended to have the dryer exhaust ducts cleaned of lint before installing the new dryer and at least once a year. Accumulated lint can be a fire hazard.

C. Range Hood and Exhaust System: Could not locate termination

The vent termination for the range hood exhaust system could not be located at the time of inspection. Vents were observed on the roof, but the attic wasn't accessible enough to verify.

F. Mechanical Exhaust Vents and bathroom Heaters: Unable to Verify

The exhaust fan duct termination was not verified at the time of inspection. All exhaust fan ducts should terminate at the exterior of the home. Although vents were visible from the roof, the attic wasn't accessible enough to verify.

H. Dryer Exhaust System: Dryer connected
Laundry room

Unable to inspect the interior of the dryer vent as there was a dryer connected at the time of inspection.

I. Other: Washer/Dryer Not Operated

Washing machines and dryers are typically not operated during the inspection. 

The home inspector shall observe and operate the basic functions of the following kitchen appliances: Permanently installed dishwasher, through its normal cycle; Range, cook top, and permanently installed oven; Trash compactor; Garbage disposal; Ventilation equipment or range hood; and Permanently installed microwave oven. The home inspector is not required to observe: Clocks, timers, self-cleaning oven function, or thermostats for calibration or automatic operation; Non built-in appliances; or Refrigeration units. The home inspector is not required to operate: Appliances in use; or Any appliance that is shut down or otherwise inoperable.

  • I = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficient
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6.4.1 - D. Ranges, Cooktops and Ovens

No anti-tip bracket
kitchen

An anti-tip device was not installed for the range at the time of inspection. This condition is considered to be a life-safety issue and should ideally be corrected. The Inspector recommends installation of an approved anti-tip device.

7 - VI. OPTIONAL SYSTEMS

I NI NP D
7.1 A. Landscape Irrigation (Sprinkler) Systems X
7.2 B. Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs and Equipment X
7.3 C. Out Buildings X
7.4 D. Private Water Wells (a coliform analysis is recommended) X
7.5 E. Private Sewage Disposal (Septic) System X
7.6 F. Other X
B. Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs and Equipment: Type of Construction
N/A
B. Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs and Equipment: Pool Shape
N/A
D. Private Water Wells (a coliform analysis is recommended): Type of Pump
N/A
D. Private Water Wells (a coliform analysis is recommended): Type of Storage Equipment
N/A
D. Private Water Wells (a coliform analysis is recommended): Proximity to any known septic system
N/A
E. Private Sewage Disposal (Septic) System: Type of System
N/A
E. Private Sewage Disposal (Septic) System: Location of Drain Field
N/A
E. Private Sewage Disposal (Septic) System: Proximity to any known water well
N/A

Pools are fun, but children and adults can lose their life quickly. Over 4000 lives annually are lost with one-third under the age of 14. A child can drown in the time it takes to answer a phone. A swimming pool is 14 times more likely than a motor vehicle to be involved in the death of a child age 4 and under. An estimated 5,000 children ages 14 and under are hospitalized due to near-drownings each year; 15 percent die in the hospital and as many as 20 percent suffer severe, permanent brain damage. Of all preschoolers who drown, 70 percent are in the care of one or both parents at the time of the drowning and 75 percent are missing from sight for five minutes or less.
Pools are inspected visually and operated in normal operating ranges, at the time of inspection. Safety equipment such as heater limit switches may not be tested to prevent possible damage to equipment. A water test may be performed, but should not be considered as omniscient. It is recommended to have a professional perform service, water testing and maintenance to the pool initially. A leak test of the pool shell will not be performed at the time of inspection. Underground water lines are not scoped at the time of inspection. If this is an area of concern to you, then further evaluation by a qualified pool contractor is recommended.
A pool alarm with a loud speaker system to sound outside as well as inside the home could save a life. Even if you do not have children you should be concerned. 35% of children that drowned did so in someone else's pool.

  • I = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficient