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1234 Main St.
Colorado Springs CO 80907
12/10/2018 9:00AM

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Agent Name

Agency Name
159
Items Inspected
5
Maintenance or recommendation
9
Minor deficiency
3
Major deficiency

1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
Client
Occupancy
Occupied
Approximate Temperature
Outside
80 Farenhieght
Type of Building
Single Family 2-Story
Weather Conditions
Clear
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2 - Roof

IN NI NP D
2.1 Roof Structure Exterior X
2.2 Underlayment X
2.3 Roof Flashing X
2.4 Roof Drainage System X
2.5 Plumbing and Combustion Vents X
2.6 Chimney at Roof X X
2.7 Skylight Exteriors X
2.8 Asphalt Composition Shingle X
Method of inspection:
Walked the roof
The roof style was:
Gable
Primary roof-covering type:
Architectural Fiberglass Asphalt Shingle
Additional primary roof-covering types:
None
Drainage system description:
Gutters and downspouts installed
Chimney flue material:
Metal
Underlayment/Interlayment:
Mostly hidden from view
Underlayment: Underlayment disclaimer
Most underlayment was hidden beneath the roof-covering material. The inspector was able to view edges only a representative areas around the perimeter of the roof. It was not inspected and the Inspector disclaims responsibility for evaluating its condition.

Skylight Exteriors not present.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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Comment
2.6.1 - Chimney at Roof

Moderate crown cracking- QC

Moderate cracking visible in the chimney crown should be filled with an appropriate sealant to prevent worsening damage caused by moisture in the cracks expanding as it freezes. All work should be performed by a qualified contractor.
Fireplace Chimney Repair Contractor
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Comment
2.6.2 - Chimney at Roof

Unlined brick chimney

The brick chimney was unlined. This condition may deteriorate the brick and mortar and eventually allow the toxic products of combustion to enter the living space. The Inspector recommends that an evaluation and any necessary work be performed by a qualified masonry contractor.
Fireplace Chimney Repair Contractor
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Comment
2.6.3 - Chimney at Roof

Loose brick- QC

The brick chimney was severely deteriorated and had loose brick. For safety reasons, the Inspector recommends repair by a qualified contractor.
Fireplace Chimney Repair Contractor

3 - Wall Exteriors

IN NI NP D
3.1 Door Exteriors X
3.2 Window Exteriors X X
3.3 Wall Flashing X
3.4 Exterior Wall Penetrations X
3.5 Stucco X
Exterior wall-covering Material
Exterior Insulation Finishing System (EIFS)
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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Comment
3.2.1 - Window Exteriors

Peeling paint, wood

The wood windows had peeling paint and needed maintenance at the time of the inspection. Windows appeared to have suffered some damage from sun and moisture. Wood windows eventually operate poorly if wood is left exposed to sun and moisture. Repair of long-term neglect can be expensive. The Inspector recommends maintenance be performed by a qualified contractor.
Window Window Repair and Installation Contractor

4 - Exterior

IN NI NP D
4.1 Driveway X
4.2 Walkways X
4.3 General Grounds X
4.4 Exterior Trim X
4.5 Porch X
4.6 Deck, Balcony, Bridge and Porch, X
4.7 Exterior Stairs X
4.8 Patio X
4.9 Retaining walls X
4.10 Landscape Irrigation X X
4.11 Fences, Gates, and Boundary Walls X
4.12 Chimney Structure/Exterior X
4.13 Additional Structures X
4.14 Water Features X
Driveway Material:
Concrete
Walkway Materials:
Concrete

Additional Structures not present.

Water Features not present.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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Comment
4.10.1 - Landscape Irrigation

Beyond the scope

The home was equipped with a landscape irrigation system. Inspection of irrigation systems lies beyond the scope of the General Home Inspection and the Inspector did not inspect the system. You may wish to have this system inspected by a qualified irrigation or landscape contractor. Remember to have the irrigation system winterized before weather cold enough to cause freeze damage arrives.
Yard scissors Landscaping Contractor

5 - Electrical

IN NI NP D
5.1 Service Drop, Drip Loop, Splice and Attachment X
5.2 Mast & Weatherhead X
5.3 Electric Meter X
5.4 Service Entrance Conductors X
5.5 Service Panel X
5.6 Service Panel Manufacturer X X
5.7 Service Panel Exposure Rating X
5.8 Service Panel Cabinet, Ampacity, and Cover X
5.9 Service Panel Wiring X
5.10 Service Disconnect X
5.11 Overcurrent Protection Devices X
5.12 Service Grounding Electrode System & Service Bond X
5.13 Equipment Grounding & Bonding X
5.14 Exterior Electrical Receptacles X
5.15 Conventional Electrical Receptacles (interior) X
5.16 GFCI/AFCI Electrical Receptacles X
5.17 Switches X
5.18 Lighting X
5.19 Visible Branch Wiring X
5.20 Doorbell X
Electrical Service Conductors:
Underground service
Service Panel Ampacity:
100 amps
Service Panel Type:
Load Center
Service Panel Manufacturer:
Federal Pacific Stab-Lok
Service Disconnect Location:
At Service Panel
Service Disconnect Type:
Breaker
Service Grounding Electrode:
Driven rod
Number of Sub-panels:
0
Sub-panel Manufacturer:
N/A
Wiring Methods:
Knob and Tube
Type of Branch Wiring:
Stranded Aluminum
Ground Fault Circuit Interruptor (GFCI) Protection:
NO
Arc Fault Circuit Interruptor (AFCI) Protection:
NO

Service Drop, Drip Loop, Splice and Attachment not present.

Mast & Weatherhead not present.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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Comment
5.6.1 - Service Panel Manufacturer

Stab-lok

The service panel was made by Federal Pacific and was the Stab-lok model. Federal Pacific Stab-lok model service panels are reputed to have a high rate of circuit breaker failure which can result in a fire or shock/electrocution. The Inspector recommends that you consult with a qualified electrical contractor concerning the necessity for replacing this service panel. Information about defective Federal Pacific Stab-lok panels is widely available on the internet.
Electric Electrical Contractor

6 - Garage

IN NI NP D
6.1 Vehicle Doors X
6.2 Conventional Doors X
6.3 Floors X
6.4 Walls X
6.5 Ceiling X
6.6 Fire Separation X X
6.7 Stairs/Steps to Living Space X
6.8 Garage Electrical X
6.9 General Condition and Ventilation X
6.10 Attic X
6.11 Roof Framing X
Garage Vehicle Door Type:
Double
Number of Vehicle Doors:
1
Number of Automatic Openers:
1
Vehicle Door Automatic Reverse:
Installed and operating correctly
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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Comment
6.6.1 - Fire Separation

No self-closing hinges

The door in the wall between the garage and the home living space did not have operable self-closing hinges. While sometimes not required during construction, the inspector recommends this simple safety upgrade. This helps to contain fires that start in the garage, it also helps to keep harmful exhaust fumes from entering the living space.
Tools Handyman/DIY

7 - Interior

IN NI NP D
7.1 Floors
7.2 Walls X
7.3 Ceilings X
7.4 Lighting X
7.5 Misc. Components: Ceiling fans, doorbells, Env. Hazards, Detectors, etc. X X
7.6 Doors X
7.7 Windows and Skylights X
7.8 Interior Trim X
7.9 Cabinets and Countertops X
7.10 Stairs X
Walls and Ceilings:
Drywall
Floor Covering Materials:
Carpet, Sheet Vinyl
Interior Doors:
Hollow
Window Material:
Vinyl
Window Glazing:
Double-pane
Window Operation:
Single-hung, Sliding
Smoke/CO Detectors:
Smoke detectors installed (hardwired), Carbon monoxide detector(s) installed
Central Vacuum System:
None installed
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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Comment
7.5.1 - Misc. Components: Ceiling fans, doorbells, Env. Hazards, Detectors, etc.

Inoperable doorbell

The doorbell was inoperable at the time of the inspection. The Inspector recommends correction by a qualified electrical contractor.
Contractor Qualified Professional

8 - Plumbing

IN NI NP D
8.1 Exterior Plumbing X
8.2 Water Supply and Distribution X
8.3 Sewage and DWV Systems X
8.4 Gas Water Heater X X
8.5 Electric Water Heater X
8.6 Bathroom Components X
8.7 Gas System X
8.8 Sump Pump X
Water Supply Source:
Public Water Supply
Main Water Supply Pipe:
1-inch, Copper
Water Distribution Pipes:
1/2-inch and 3/4-inch copper
Distribution Pipe Bonding:
Pipes were bonded
Sewage System Type:
Public
Drain Waste and Vent Pipe Materials:
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Water Heater Manufacturer
Whirlpool
Date of Manufacture
2004
Water Heater Fuel Type
Gas
Water Heater Type
Tank (conventional)
Water Heater Tank Capacity
40 gallons
Gas Pipe Material:
Black Steel
Type of Gas:
Natural Gas
Sump Pump:
None installed
Sewage Ejector:
None installed
Fire Suppression:
None installed
Water Treatment Systems/Filters:
None installed

Electric Water Heater not present.

Sump Pump not present.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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Comment
8.4.1 - Gas Water Heater

Past design life

This water heater appeared to be past its design life and may need replacement soon.
Pipes Plumbing Contractor

9 - Heating

IN NI NP D
9.1 Presence of installed heat source in each room X
9.2 Furnace X X
9.3 Fuel, Piping and Support X
9.4 Thermostat X
9.5 Filter condition X
9.6 Fireplace X
Heating System Type:
Gas-fired Furnace (medium efficiency)
Energy Source:
Natural gas
Number of Heat Systems (excluding wood):
One
Heating/Cooling Ducts:
Insulated
Air Filter:
Disposable
Filter Size:
16x25
Heating System Brand:
Bryant
Filter condition: Type
Disposable filter
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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Comment
9.2.1 - Furnace

Recommend service

The Inspector recommends that furnace cleaning, service and certification be performed by a qualified HVAC contractor yearly.
Fire HVAC Professional

10 - Cooling

IN NI NP D
10.1 Central Air Conditioner X X
10.2 Presence of installed cooling source in each room X
Number of cooling systems (excluding window AC)
One
Cooling System Type:
Split System (indoor and outdoor components
Cooling Equipment Energy Source:
Electricity
Cooling System Manufacturer:
Lennox
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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Comment
10.1.1 - Central Air Conditioner

Out of level

The pad supporting the air-conditioner compressor housing was not level. Over time, this may result in damage to the fan bearings and a shortened fan lifespan, or it may result in movement of the compressor housing which can stress the refrigerant lines resulting in damage and expensive service. The Inspector recommends that the compressor housing be leveled by a qualified HVAC contractor.

Fire HVAC Professional

11 - Bathrooms

IN NI NP D
11.1 Floors X
11.2 Walls X
11.3 Ceilings X
11.4 Doors X
11.5 Windows X
11.6 Electrical Receptacles and Switches X
11.7 Lighting X
11.8 Ventilation X
11.9 Cabinets X
11.10 Toilet X X
11.11 Shower X
11.12 Bathtub X
11.13 Medicine Cabinet X
11.14 Mirrors X
11.15 Bathroom Components X
Exhaust Fans
Fan only
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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Comment
11.10.1 - Toilet

Loose at floor

In the bathroom, the toilet was loose at the floor and should be re-attached by a qualified plumbing contractor.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor

12 - Structure

IN NI NP D
12.1 Exterior Wall Construction X
12.2 Floor Structure X
12.3 Foundation X X
Foundation Configuration:
Crawlspace
Foundation Method/Materials:
Poured concrete foundation walls
Method used to Inspect Crawlspace:
Inspector entered the crawlspace
Main Floor Structure:
Oriented strand board (OSB) sheathing over Engineered floor joists
Main Floor Structure- Perimeter Bearing:
Rests on top of foundation wall
Main Floor Structure- Intermediate Support:
Wood-framed walls
Exterior Wall Structures:
Wood Frame
Typical Ceiling Structure:
Not visible
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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Comment
12.3.1 - Foundation

Disconnected at register(s)

In the basement, a heating duct was disconnected from a register and should be reconnected to supply heat to the affected living space.

Tools Handyman/DIY

13 - Kitchen and Built-in Appliances

IN NI NP D
13.1 Floors X
13.2 Walls X
13.3 Ceilings X
13.4 Doors X
13.5 Windows X
13.6 Interior Trim X
13.7 Receptacles and Switches X X
13.8 Lighting X
13.9 Cabinets X
13.10 Range X
13.11 Range Hood X
13.12 Garbage Disposal X
13.13 Dishwasher X
13.14 Built-in Microwave X
13.15 Refrigerator X
Cabinets:
Solid Wood
Countertop Material:
Composite
Range:
Electric
Range/Oven Brand:
General Electric
Range Hood:
Recirculating (removable filter)
Dishwasher:
Present
Dishwasher brand:
Americana
Dishwasher Anti-siphon method:
High-loop installed
Garbage Disposal brand:
InSinkErator
Refrigerator:
Inspected
Refridgerator Brand:
General Electric
Refrigerator Opening Width
37 inches
Refrigerator Opening Height
70 1/2 inches
Cooktop:
Electric
Trash Compactor Brand:
None installed
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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Comment
13.7.1 - Receptacles and Switches

Hot and neutral reversed

An electrical receptacle in the kitchen had hot and neutral wires reversed. This condition should be corrected by a qualified electrical contractor.
Electric Electrical Contractor

14 - Laundry Room

IN NI NP D
14.1 Floors X
14.2 Walls X
14.3 Ceilings X
14.4 Doors X
14.5 Windows X
14.6 Receptacles, Switches, Connections X X
14.7 Lighting X
14.8 Cabinets X
14.9 Dryer Venting X
Dryer Power:
Electric
Dryer Vent:
Smooth-bore metal (UL-approved)
Dryer 240-volt electrical receptacle:
Older 3-prong
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
Credit
Comment
14.6.1 - Receptacles, Switches, Connections

Older 3-prong receptacle

The laundry area had an older-style 3-prong 240 volt dryer receptacle. Newer dryers come equipped with 4-prong plugs. To accommodate a newer dryer, either the electrical receptacle or dryer cord will need to be replaced.
Electric Electrical Contractor

15 - Attic

IN NI NP D
15.1 Attic Access X
15.2 Roof Framing (from attic) X
15.3 Truss Roof Framing X
15.4 Roof Sheathing X
15.5 Roof Structure Ventilation X
15.6 Attic Electrical X
15.7 Attic Plumbing X
15.8 Misc Attic Conditions (leakage, debris, etc.) X
15.9 Attic Thermal Envelope X X
15.10 Attic HVAC X
15.11 Chimney in Attic X
Attic inspected from:
Inside the attic
Attic thermal insulation material:
Fiberglass Batt, Blown-in Fiberglass
Approximate attic thermal insulation depth:
14-16 inches
Roof Structure Ventilation:
Attic ventilation appeared sufficient
Roof structure ventilation device type:
Soffit vents, Roof vents
Roof Framing Type:
Manufactured Roof Trusses
Roof Sheathing Material:
Oriented Strand Board (OSB)
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
Credit
Comment
15.9.1 - Attic Thermal Envelope

Bathroom vent

A bathroom exhaust vent terminated in the attic instead of at the home exterior. This condition can cause excessively high moisture vapor levels in the attic with the potential to damage home materials or create unhealthy conditions related to mold. The Inspector recommends correction by a qualified contractor.
Tools Handyman/DIY

16 - Thermal Imaging

IN NI NP D
16.1 Electrical X
16.2 Moisture X X
16.3 Thermal Envelope X
16.4 Wood-destroying Insects X
Thermal Imaging:
Limited thermographic inspection

The thermal imaging camera is a tool I use in performing the General Home Inspection. Its use does not constituent a full thermographic inspection. Thermal imaging cameras detect radiation in the infrared spectrum, showing differences in temperature. Their ability to detect defects or deficiencies varies with conditions. Conditions identified by thermal imaging may need to be confirmed using other means, possibly including invasive methods, which would require the permission of the homeowner.
The Inspector is not liable in any way for any damage or any loss relating to the use of thermal imaging equipment during the inspection or the quality/accuracy of information provided by thermal images included in the report.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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Comment
16.2.1 - Moisture

Ceiling moisture roof leakage

Thermal imaging indicated excessively high moisture levels in ceiling materials. Conditions indicate that roof leakage may be the source of moisture. The inspector recommends that an inspection be performed by a qualified roofing contractor to confirm and correct the source of moisture.

Hardhat General Contractor

17 - Radon Gas Testing

IN NI NP D
17.1 Test Results X
Method
Continuous Monitor
Monitor Location
Ground Level
Measurement Interval
1
Start Time
907 Time
Date Placed
09/19/2018
End Time
908 24 Hour Time
Date Retrieved
09/21/2018
Elapsed Time
48
Monitor Model Number
1028

1028

Monitor Serial Number
1028300EW-217498008
Test Results: EPA Resources
www.epa.gov/radon

This report includes test results from a radon-testing device that records the levels of radon gas in an air sample. The actual radon levels in the home may vary depending on many factors including, time, temperature, season, barometric pressure, ventilation, and other factors.

Homes tested using the EPAs protocol should not be mitigated on the basis of a single short term test as used for real estate transactions under EPA protocols. A follow-up test is necessary for mitigation decisionmaking regardless of the initial test result.

Consulting with a professional radon mitigation specialist is your best option for retesting if there is a concern for mitigation to reducing the level of radon in the home.

EPA recommends that you should fix your home if the radon level is equal to or greater than 4 pCi/L (the Action Level) and consider fixing your home it the radon level is equal to or greater than 2 pCi/L.

Homes should be checked every few years to make sure homes are lower than the 4pCi/L level set by the EPA, whether or not you have a mitigation system.

More information can be found directly at the EPA's website. 

Results in 48 Hours

The continuous radon monitor was placed at the time of the inspection. Since it is a 48 hour minimum test period, the results will be delivered shortly after the monitor is picked up. It will be in the test results section of the report and in PDF format in the attachments section.

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