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1234 Main St.
Granite City, Illinois 62040
11/21/2019 9:00AM

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Maintenance items
10
Recommendations
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Immediate and safety concerns

1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
Client
Year Built
2006
Style
Modern, Multi-level
Type of Building
Single Family
Foundation Design
Basement
House Faces
West
Temperature (approximate)
38 Fahrenheit (F)
Ground Conditions
Dry
Weather Conditions
Cloudy, Recent Rain
Occupancy Status
Occupied


Definitions:

FURNISHED - Access to some items such as electrical outlets/receptacles, windows, wall/floor surfaces, and cabinet interiors may be restricted by furniture or personal belongings. Any such items are excluded from this inspection report. 

OCCUPIED - Similar to FURNISHED. Potentially more areas of restricted acces due to furniture and personal belongs. Areas that are restricted are excluded from this inspection report.

UNOCCUPIED - The home was not being lived in and was empty of furniture at the time of the inspection.

VACANT - Access to plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems may be limited due to those systems being turned off. Access to other parts of the home may be limited due to locked doors, barricades or usage conditions. Any items or areas that are not accessible for the above reasons will be excluded from this report.

STAGED - The home was unoccupied, but had been staged with furniture at the time of the inspection. Homes that are not used on a full-time basis may have problems, such as plumbing leakage, that will not be identified without regular use.

UTILITIES OFF - The utilities were shut off to the house at the time of the inspection. The plumbing, electrical and heating systems could not be fully evaluated and should be completely evaluated after the utilities are turned on and prior to settlement.

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Home Condition Summary

I reserve the right to update inspection reports within 48 hours after initial release. This is to accommodate clarifications or additional information that might have come forward subsequent to the inspection.

All windows, skylights, and doors are thoroughly inspected for damage and functionality. Please be aware that window, skylight, and door caulking deteriorates over time and is a general maintenance item that needs to be addressed on an annual basis or as needed.  As you move into your new home it is highly recommended that you ensure all windows, skylights, and doors are properly caulked to ensure a strong thermal barrier for the home.

Ensure that working smoke alarms have been installed inside each bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement. A working carbon monoxide detector should be installed on every level in the home including the basement. Please refer to the manufacturer's installation instructions for proper placement of all detectors. 

It is highly recommended to install new locks throughout the house to ensure only you have access to your new home.

General Information: Overview

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 InterNACHI & ASHI 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 clients 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 and also because these evaluations could uncover more potential issues than able to be noted from a purely visual inspection of the property. 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. This inspection is intended to assist in evaluation of the overall condition of the dwelling only. This inspection is not a prediction of future conditions and conditions with the property are subject to change the moment we leave the premises.

2 - Exterior

Inspection Method
Visual, Attic Access
Driveways, Walkways, & Patios : Driveway Material
Concrete
Driveways, Walkways, & Patios : Patio Material
Concrete
Driveways, Walkways, & Patios : Walkway Material
Concrete
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Appurtenance
Covered Porch
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Material
Wood, Concrete
Siding & Trim: Siding Material
Vinyl
Siding & Trim: Siding Style
Panels
Roof Drainage - Gutters: Gutter Material
Aluminum
Eaves, Soffits, Fascia & Downspouts: Downspouts
Below Grade
Eaves, Soffits, Fascia & Downspouts: Fascia & Soffit Material
Aluminum
Exterior Doors: Exterior Entry Door
Metal

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.

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2.1.1 - Driveways, Walkways, & Patios

Walkway - Trip Hazard

The settling has created an uneven surface increasing the potential for a pedestrian to trip. Cracks creating a discontinuity over 1/4 inch can trip many pedestrians. Patch or replace the area as desired to remove the hazard.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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2.3.1 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Guardrail Is Loose Or Damaged

The stability of the deck railing is significantly reduced when it is loose. This hazard and further deterioration of the deck material should be expected if no action is taken. Have a qualified contractor repair or replace the guardrail as necessary. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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2.3.2 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Handrails - Loose, Missing, Or Damaged

If not replaced or repaired the handrail, or lack of one, is a potential safety hazard that could cause injury. Also be aware that all handrails should be graspable. Have assessed by a qualified contractor to recommend repairs.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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2.4.1 - Siding & Trim

Caulking/Sealant is Deteriorating or Missing

A lack of caulking or sealant will allow pest and moisture intrusion. Recommend sealing all entry points into the house.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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2.4.2 - Siding & Trim

Siding And/Or Trim Is Loose Or Warping

Vinyl siding was warping or buckling in areas. This is often a result of nailing siding panels to tight to the home, preventing expansion/contraction. This condition can allow moisture intrusion behind the siding. Recommend a qualified siding contractor evaluate and repair as necessary.

Wrenches Handyman
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2.4.3 - Siding & Trim

Siding Has A Hole / Gap Or Is Damaged

If the siding is damaged, or if it has a hole or gap, the untreated wood is exposed to the elements and can possibly allow water and pests into the house. Recommend the siding be evaluated and corrected by a qualified professional as necessary.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
2.5.1 - Roof Drainage - Gutters

Downspout Drains Onto The Roof

Can eventually cause damage to the shingles.

Add extension to connect to gutter.

Roof Roofing Professional
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2.6.1 - Eaves, Soffits, Fascia & Downspouts

Fascia - Loose

One or more sections of the fascia are loose. This can allow pest and/or moisture intrusion. Recommend having a qualified contractor evaluate & repair as necessary.

Roof Roofing Professional

3 - Roof

Inspection Method
Roof
Roof Type/Style
Gable
Coverings: Approximate Age
10 - 15 Years
Flashings: Material
Aluminum
Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations: Chimney / Flue Viewed From
Present
Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations: Chimney / Flue Material
Metal
Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations: Skylight / Solar Tube
Not Present
Coverings: Material
Asphalt (Architectural)
Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations: General Images

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.

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3.1.1 - Coverings

Improper/Incomplete Nailing

Observed one or more nail heads. This can allow moisture intrusion. Recommend a qualified contractor evaluate and repair.

Roof Roofing Professional
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3.1.2 - Coverings

Significant Granulation Loss

Granule loss which is uniform across the roof is usually a result of normal weathering. Over time, the bond between the granules and asphalt deteriorates, and granules will be loosened and carried away by runoff. Even though the roof is functioning as intended it appears to be nearing the manufacturers expected lifespan. Budget for a newer roof. In the interim, a higher level of maintenance can be expected.

Roof Roofing Professional

4 - Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure

Inspection Method
Visual
Location of Crawlspace
No Crawlspace
Subfloor
OSB
Beam
Metal
Column / Pier
N/A
Joist Material
Wood
Joist Type
Solid Board
Foundation Wall: Material
Concrete
Floor Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Concrete
Floor Structure: Settling Cracks

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.

5 - Heating

System Operational
Yes
Equipment: Efficiency
High-Efficiency
Equipment: Location of Thermostat
Equipment: Capacity
100000
Equipment: Energy Source
Natural Gas
Equipment: Heat Type
Gas-Fired Heat, Forced Air
Distribution Systems: Ductwork
Non-insulated
Equipment: Year Manufactured
2016
Equipment: Brand
Goodman

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.

6 - Cooling

System Operational
Below 65
Cooling Equipment: Energy Source/Type
Electric
Cooling Equipment: Location
Exterior Left
Cooling Equipment: Capacity (Tons)
4
Cooling Equipment: Year Manufactured
2016
Distribution System: Configuration
Split
Cooling Equipment: Brand
Goodman
Cooling Equipment: Low Temperature
The A/C unit was not tested due to low outdoor temperature. This may cause damage the unit.

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.

7 - Plumbing

Filters
None
Water Source
Public
Sewer System
Public
Main Water Shut-off Device: Location
Basement
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Drain Size
4"
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Water Supply Material
Blue PE
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Power Source/Type
Gas
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Capacity
50 gallons
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Location
Basement
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Plumbing Waste Piping Material
PVC
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Distribution Material
Copper
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Manufacturers Date
2006
Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems: Main Gas Shut-off Location
Gas Meter
Sump Pump: Location
Basement
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Manufacturer
Bradford & White

I recommend flushing & servicing your water heater tank annually for optimal performance. Water temperature should be set to at least 120 degrees F to kill microbes and no higher than 130 degrees F to prevent scalding.

Here is a nice maintenance guide from Lowe's to help.

Radon Mitigation: General Images
Hose Bibb: Could Not Inspect Because Of The Cold Temperature
Hose Bibb: Water Shut Off

The water to the hose bibb was shut off at the time of the inspection. Therefore it could not be inspected.

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.

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7.4.1 - Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents

Expansion Tank Needs Support

Without support the weight of the expansion tank can bend the pipe causing leaks. Recommend having the issue evaluated and corrected by a qualified professional. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
7.5.1 - Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems

Corrosion Or Rust

Gas pipes were corroded or rusted. This can lead to gas leaks. Recommend contacting local utility company for evaluation and repair.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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7.6.1 - Sump Pump

Discharge Pipe Is Leaking

Directing moisture away from the foundation decreases the risk of moisture intrusion into the home. Repair or replace the discharge pipe to keep the water away from the foundation.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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7.8.1 - Radon Mitigation

Pipe Is Too Short

The vent pipe should terminate 12 in. above the roof line. Exposed sections of the pipe should be labeled radon vent system.  Have the system evaluated and corrected by a qualified qualified professional. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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7.9.1 - Sink

Corrugated/Flex Drain Pipe

Corrugated drain pipes are prone to clogging and are difficult to clean. Recommend replacing the corrugated pipe with a smooth PVC pipe.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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7.11.1 - Tub/Shower

Shower head is leaking at the connection to the shower head stem

The leak may become a nuisance. Remove the shower head and reinstall with plumbers putty or nylon tape

Tools Handyman/DIY

8 - Electrical

Doorbell
Working
Service Entrance Conductors: Location Of Main Shut-Off
Garage
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Capacity
200 AMP
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Manufacturer
Siemens
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Branch Wire 15 and 20 AMP
Copper
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Sub Panel Location
None
Wiring: Wiring Method
Romex
Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Below Ground, 240 Volts, Copper
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Main Panel Location
Garage

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.

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8.2.1 - Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device

Panel Damaged

A damaged cover may not offer the protection for which it was designed. Recommend having a qualified professional repair or replace the cover panel as necessary. 

Electric Electrical Contractor
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8.4.1 - Ceiling Fan

Light Fixture - Exposed Wiring

Exposed wiring is a potential electrical shock hazard if sheathing is damaged or the wires become loose. Have evaluated and corrected by a qualified professional as necessary. 

Electric Electrical Contractor
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8.7.1 - GFCI & AFCI

No GFCI Protection Installed

No GFCI protection present in all locations. Recommend licensed electrician upgrade by installing ground fault receptacles in all locations. Here is a link to read about how GFCI receptacles keep you safe.

Electric Electrical Contractor

9 - Attic, Insulation & Ventilation

Building Structure
Truss
Roof Pitch
Slight
Roof Sheathing
OSB
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Blown
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Gable Vents, Soffit Vents
Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Fans
Fan with Light
Attic Entry: Attic Entry
Attic Entry: Attic Ladder
Attic View

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.

10 - Doors, Windows & Interior

Doors: Type Of Material
Wood
Windows: Window Type
Single-hung
Windows: Window Material
Vinyl
Windows: Window Style
Double Pane
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet
Floors: Floor Condition
Good
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Drywall
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Wood

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.

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10.2.1 - Windows

Obstructed/Cannot Inspect

FYI

Wrench DIY
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10.7.1 - Steps, Stairways & Railings

Baluster - Improperly spaced

The baluster space is not up to modern safety standards.The space between balusters should not allow passage of a 4 3/8-inch sphere for child safety. Recommend a qualified professional or original installer repair and bring up to code.

Wrenches Handyman

11 - Built-in Appliances

Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Energy Source
Electric
Laundry: Dryer Power Source
Electric
Laundry: Dryer Vent
Wall
Refrigerator: Brand
KitchenAid
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Exhaust Hood Type
Microwave
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Manufacturer Data Plate
Garbage Disposal: Brand
Insinkerator
Garbage Disposal: Manufacturer data plate
Built-in Microwave: Brand
GE
Built-in Microwave: Manufacturer Data Plate
Dishwasher: Brand
GE
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Brand
GE

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.

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11.5.1 - Built-in Microwave

Door - Broken/Loose

FYI - not affecting operation of unit

Mag glass Monitor

12 - Garage/Carport

Garage Door: Material
Metal
Garage Door: Type
Automatic
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12.2.1 - Floor

Cracking

The type of cracking is common but could possibly allow for moisture intrusion. Recommend sealing the crack with a water proof concrete epoxy.

Monitor for evidence of moisture intrusion or heaving.  Should any moisture appear, recommend evaluation for repair by a licensed waterproofing contractor.  Should heaving occur, recommend evaluation by a structural engineer.

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12.4.1 - Garage Door

Weatherstripping Is Damage Or Missing

Without a weather seal, exterior air and elements could enter the garage. Recommend installing weatherstripping.

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12.4.2 - Garage Door

Gap Between The Frame And The Siding

With a gap around the frame the thermal boundary of the garage is comprised. There is also the potential of moisture and/or pest intrusion. Recommend having a qualified professional seal around the frame.

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13 - Ductwork

In Need Of Cleaning