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1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
Client's Agent
Occupancy
Occupied
Style
Contemporary
Type of Building
Detached
Weather Conditions
Light Rain
Temperature (approximate)
50 Fahrenheit (F)
For The Purposes of this Inspection, The House Faces North
Limitations and Exclusions

General Exclusions.     

(a) Home inspectors are not required to report on: 

1. Life expectancy of any component or system; 

2. The cause(s) of the need for a repair; 

3. The methods, materials, and costs of corrections; 

4. The suitability of the property for any specialized use; 

5. Compliance or non-compliance with adopted codes, ordinances, statutes, regulatory requirements or restrictions; 

6. The market value of the property or its marketability; 

7. The advisability or inadvisability of purchase of the property; 

8. Any component or system that was not inspected; 

9. The presence or absence of pests such as wood damaging organisms, rodents, or insects; or 

10. Cosmetic damage, underground items, or items not permanently installed. 

(b) Home inspectors are not required to:

1. Offer warranties or guarantees of any kind; 

2. Calculate the strength, adequacy, or efficiency of any system or component; 

3.  Enter  any  area  or  perform  any  procedure  that  may  damage  the  property  or  its  components  or  be  dangerous  to  or  adversely  affect  the  health  or  safety  of  the  home inspector or other persons; 

4. Operate any system or component that is shut down or otherwise inoperable; 

5.  Operate  any  system  or  component  that  does  not  respond  to  normal  operating  controls; 

6.  Move  personal  items,  panels,  furniture,  equipment,  plant  life,  soil,  snow,  ice,  or  debris that obstructs access or visibility; 

7.  Determine  the  effectiveness  of  any  system  installed  to  control  or  remove  suspected hazardous substances; 

8. Predict future condition, including but not limited to failure of components; 

9. Project operating costs of components; 

10.  Evaluate acoustical characteristics of any system or component; or 

11.  Inspect special equipment or accessories that are not listed as components to be inspected in this rule. 

(c) Home inspectors shall not: 

1. Offer or perform any act or service contrary to law; or 

2.  Offer  or  perform  engineering,  architectural,  plumbing,  electrical  or  any  other  job  function  requiring  a  license  in  this  state  for  the  same  client  unless  the  client  is  advised thereof and consents thereto.  

This report does not address (except where otherwise noted or agreed upon by client and inspector) environmental hazards such as but not exclusively:

(i) Lead-based paint;      

(ii) Radon;      

(iii) Asbestos;     

(iv) Cockroaches;     

(v) Rodents;      

(vi) Pesticides;     

(vii) Treated lumber;    

(viii) Fungus;   

(ix) Mercury 

(x) Carbon monoxide; or 

(xi) Other similar environmental hazards. 

The report does not address subterranean systems such as:

(i) Sewage disposal;       

(ii) Water supply; or 

(iii) Fuel storage or delivery. 

2 - Roof

IN NI NP D
2.1 Roof Drainage Systems X
2.2 Coverings X
2.3 Flashings X
2.4 Summary Roof Inspections Notes X
Inspection Method
Ladder
Roof Type/Style
Gable
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Aluminum
Flashings: Material
Aluminum





Coverings: Material
Asphalt
Safety Concerns - Not Walked

Roof was not walked due to:

Rain

Snow

Ice

(a) The home inspector shall inspect: 

1. Roof coverings;       

2. Roof drainage systems; 

3. Flashings;       

4. Skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations; and 

5. Signs of leaks or abnormal condensation on building components. 

(b) The home inspector shall: 

1. Describe the type of roof covering materials; and 

2. Report the methods used to inspect the roofing. 

(c) The home inspector is not required to: 

1. Walk on the roofing; or 

2. Inspect attached accessories including solar systems, antennae, and lightning arrestors.

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

3 - Exterior

IN NI NP D
3.1 Siding, Flashing & Trim 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 X
3.8 Exterior Door Security X
Inspection Method
Attic Access, Crawlspace Access, Visual
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Brick Veneer, Vinyl
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Style
Clapboard
Exterior Doors: Exterior Entry Door
Steel
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Driveway Material
Concrete
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Appurtenance
Deck
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Material
Wood
Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls: Downspouts Underground - Location
4

Recommend asking owner/builder regarding drainage location.  Appeared to be next to house.

(a) The home inspector shall inspect: 

1. Wall cladding, flashings, and trim; 

2. Entryway doors and a representative number of windows; 

3. Garage door operators; 

4. Decks, balconies, stoops, steps, area ways, porches and applicable railings; 

5. Eaves, soffits, and fascias; and 

6. Vegetation, grading, drainage, driveways, patios, walkways, and retaining walls with respect to their effect on the condition of the building. 

(b) The home inspector shall: 

1. Describe wall cladding materials; 

2. Operate all entryway doors and a representative number of windows; 

3. Operate garage doors manually or by using permanently installed controls for any garage door operator; 

4. Report whether or not any garage door operator will automatically reverse or stop when meeting reasonable resistance during closing; and 

5. Probe exterior wood components where deterioration is suspected.

(c)  The home inspector is not required to inspect: 

1. Storm windows, storm doors, screening, shutters, awnings, and similar seasonal accessories; 

2. Fences;       

3. For the presence of safety glazing in doors and windows; 

4. Garage door operator remote control transmitters; 

5. Geological conditions;       

6. Soil conditions;       

7. Recreational  facilities (including spas, saunas, steam baths, swimming pools, tennis courts, playground equipment, and other  exercise, entertainment, or athletic facilities), except as otherwise provided in this rule; 

8. Detached buildings or structures; or 

9. For the presence or condition of buried fuel storage tanks.    

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
$
Credit
Comment
3.4.1 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Driveway Cracking - Minor

Minor cosmetic cracks observed, which may indicate movement in the soil.  Expansion and Settling causing minor cracks is common, but it should be monitored.

$
Credit
Comment
3.7.1 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Downspout Drainage Location

Recommend asking owner/builder regarding drainage location.  Appeared to be next to house.

Wrench DIY

4 - Built-in Appliances

IN NI NP D
4.1 Built-in Microwave X
4.2 Dishwasher X
4.3 Refrigerator X
4.4 Range/Oven/Cooktop X
4.5 Garbage Disposal X
4.6 Washer X
4.7 Dryer X
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Exhaust Hood Type
Re-circulate
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Energy Source
Electric
Dryer: Dryer Power Source
220 Electric
Dryer: Exhaust Vent Type
Metal (Flex)
Dryer: Dryer Vent
Metal (Flex)
Dryer: Energy Source
Electric
Dishwasher: Brand
GE
Refrigerator: Brand
GE
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Brand
GE
Garbage Disposal: Manufacturer
Washer: Brand
Whirlpool
Dryer: Brand
Maytag

(a)  The  home  inspector  shall  inspect  and  operate  the  basic  functions  of  the  following  kitchen appliances: 

1. Permanently installed, dishwasher(s) through a normal cycle; 

2. Range(s), cook top(s), and permanently installed oven(s); 

3. Trash compactor(s);       

4. Garbage disposal(s);       

5. Ventilation equipment or range hood(s); and 

6. Permanently installed microwave oven(s). 

(b) The home inspector is not required to inspect: 

1.Clocks, timers, self-cleaning oven functions, or thermostats for calibration or automatic operation; 

2. Non built-in appliances; or 

3. Refrigeration units.       

(c) The home inspector is not required to operate: 

1. Appliances in use; or 

2. Any appliance that is shut down or otherwise inoperable.

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

5 - Doors, Windows & Interior

IN NI NP D
5.1 Doors X
5.2 Windows X
5.3 Floors X
5.4 Walls X
5.5 Ceilings X
5.6 Steps, Stairways & Railings X
5.7 Countertops & Cabinets X
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Unknown
Windows: Window Type
Single-hung
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet, Hardwood
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Drywall
Steps, Stairways & Railings: Stair Covering
N/A
Steps, Stairways & Railings: Rail Material
N/A
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Laminate
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Corian, Granite

(a) The home inspector shall inspect: 

1. Walls, ceiling, and floors; 

2. Steps, stairways, balconies, and railings; 

3. Counters and a representative number of built-in cabinets; and 

4. A representative number of doors and windows. 

(b) The home inspector shall: 

1. Operate a representative number of windows and interior doors; and 

2. Report signs of water penetration into the building or signs of condensation on building components. 

(c) The home inspector is not required to inspect: 

1. Paint, wallpaper, and other finish treatments on the interior walls, ceilings, and floors; 

2. Carpeting; or       

3. Draperies, blinds, or other window treatments.    

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

6 - Electrical

IN NI NP D
6.1 Service Entrance Conductors X
6.2 Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device X X
6.3 Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses X
6.4 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles, Wiring X
6.5 GFCI & AFCI X
6.6 Smoke Detectors X
6.7 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X
6.8 Bathroom Fixtures 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 Manufacturer
Cutler Hammer
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Sub Panel Location
N/A
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Sub Panel Capacity
N/A
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Branch Wire 15 and 20 AMP
Copper
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Breaker Sizes
15, 20, 30, 40
GFCI & AFCI: GFCI Fact Sheet
Smoke Detectors: Smoke Detector Info
Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Carbon Monoxide Info

NFPA Carbon Monoxide Fact Sheet

(National Fire Protection Agency)


Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Below Ground
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Wiring Method
Non-Metallic Sheathed (Romex), Conduit

The home inspector shall inspect: 

1. Service entrance conductors; 

2. Service equipment, grounding equipment, main overcurrent device, and main and distribution panels; 

3. Amperage and voltage ratings of the service; 

4. Branch circuit conductors, their over-current devices, and the compatibility of their ampacities and voltages; 

5. The operation of a representative number of installed ceiling fans, lighting fixtures, switches and receptacles located inside the house, garage, and on the dwelling's exterior walls; 

6. The polarity and grounding of all receptacles within six feet of interior plumbing fixtures, and all receptacles in the garage or carport,  and on the exterior of inspected structures; 

7. The operation of ground fault circuit interrupters; and 

8. Smoke detectors.       

(b) The home inspector shall describe: 

1. Service amperage and voltage; 

2. Service entry conductor materials; 

3. The service type as being overhead or underground; and 

4. The location of main and distribution panels. 

(c) The home inspector shall report the presence of any readily accessible single strand aluminum branch circuit wiring. 

(d) The home inspector shall report on the presence or absence of smoke detectors. If the smoke detector is an individual (stand alone) unit, the home inspector shall operate its test function. If the smoke detector is incorporated into an alarm system, the entity that monitors the alarm system should test the smoke detector. 

(e) The home inspector is not required to: 

1. Insert any tool, probe, or testing device inside the panels; 

2. Test or operate any over-current device except ground fault circuit interrupters; 

3. Dismantle any electrical device or control other than to remove the covers of the main and auxiliary distribution panels; or 

4. Inspect:       

(i)  Low voltage systems; 

(ii)  Security system devices, heat detectors, or carbon monoxide detectors; 

(iii) Telephone, security, cable TV, intercoms, or other ancillary wiring that is not a part of the primary electrical distribution system; or 

(iv) Built-in vacuum equipment.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
$
Credit
Comment
6.2.1 - Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device

Mounting screws

Missing

Wrench DIY

7 - Cooling

IN NI NP D
7.1 Cooling Equipment X X
7.2 Normal Operating Controls X
7.3 Distribution System X
7.4 Presence of Installed Cooling Source in Each Room X
7.5 Cooling Summary X
Cooling Equipment: Energy Source/Type
Electric
Cooling Equipment: Location
Left
Cooling Equipment: Maximum Breaker Amperage Rating
30A
Normal Operating Controls: Type of Control
Digital
Distribution System: Configuration
Central
Cooling Summary: Summary Info
Cooling Equipment: Brand
York
Normal Operating Controls: Location
Hallway
Cooling Equipment: Estimated Year of Manufacture
02/01/2000

Estimated Appliance Life Expectancy Chart

(Disclaimer: This chart is strictly an ESTIMATE of the life expectancy of appliances.  Actual life span will vary depending on manufacturer, preventative maintenance, and usage.  These factors can also cause the life span to significantly exceed or be less than estimates.  This chart and information does not provide any guarantee or warranty, express or implied.  It is strictly for informational purposes to assist with planning for potential future maintenance expenses.)  

Distribution System: Supply Registers Uniformity

The supply registers are not tested for uniformity, only temperature for Delta-T like measurements.  HVAC companies can provide this level of service.

The home inspector shall inspect: 

1. Central air conditioning and through-the-wall installed cooling systems including: 

(i)  Cooling and air handling equipment; and 

(ii) Normal operating controls. 

2. Distribution systems including: 

(i) Fans, pumps, ducts and piping, dampers, insulation, air filters, registers, fan-coil units; and 

(ii) The presence of an installed cooling source in each room. 

(b) The home inspector shall describe: 

1. The energy source for the system; and 

2.The cooling equipment type. 

(c)  The home inspector shall operate the systems using normal operating controls. 

(d) The home inspector shall open readily openable access panels provided by the manufacturer or installer for routine homeowner maintenance. 

(e) The home inspector is not required to: 

1. Operate cooling systems when weather conditions or other circumstances may cause equipment damage; 

2. Inspect window air conditioners;  or 

3. Inspect the uniformity or adequacy of cool-air supply to the various rooms.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
$
Credit
Comment
7.1.1 - Cooling Equipment

Near end of expected life

Fire HVAC Professional

8 - Heating

IN NI NP D
8.1 Equipment X X
8.2 Normal Operating Controls X
8.3 Distribution Systems X
8.4 Presence of Installed Heat Source in Each Room X
8.5 Summary of Heating Systems X
Equipment: Energy Source
Gas
Equipment: Heat Type
Forced Air
Equipment: Exhaust Pipe Type
Metal-Direct
Normal Operating Controls: Location
Hallway
Normal Operating Controls: Type
Digital
Distribution Systems: Ductwork
Insulated
Equipment: Brand
York
Equipment: Estimated Date of Manufacture
01/01/2000

Estimated Appliance Life Expectancy Chart

(Disclaimer: This chart is strictly an ESTIMATE of the life expectancy of appliances.  Actual life span will vary, and depending on manufacturer, preventative maintenance, and usage, actual life span may significantly exceed or be less than estimated.  This chart and information does not provide any guarantee or warranty, express or implied.  It is strictly for informational purposes to assist with planning for potential future maintenance expenses.)  

Distribution Systems: Supply Register Uniformity

The supply registers are not tested for uniformity, only temperature for Delta-T like measurements.  HVAC companies can provide this level of service.

The home inspector shall inspect permanently installed heating systems including: 

1. Heating equipment;       

2. Normal operating controls; 

3. Automatic safety controls; 

4. Chimneys, flues, and vents, where readily visible; 

5. Solid fuel heating devices; 

6. Heat distribution systems including fans, pumps, ducts and piping, insulation, air filters, registers, radiators, fan coil units, convectors; and 

7. The presence of an installed heat source in each room. 

(b)  The home inspector shall describe: 

1. The energy source for the system; and 

2. The heating equipment and distribution type. 

(c)  The home inspector shall operate the systems using normal operating controls. 

(d) The  home inspector shall open readily openable access panels provided by the manufacturer or installer for routine homeowner maintenance. 

(e) The home inspector is not required to: 

1. Operate  heating  systems  when  weather  conditions  or  other  circumstances  may  cause equipment damage; 

2. Operate automatic safety controls; 

3. Ignite or extinguish solid fuel fires; or 

4. Inspect:       

(i)  The interior of flues; 

(ii) Fireplace insert flue connections; 

(iii) Humidifiers; 

(iv) Electronic air filters; or 

(v) The uniformity or adequacy of heat supply to the various rooms.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
$
Credit
Comment
8.1.1 - Equipment

Needs Servicing/Cleaning

Furnace should be cleaned and serviced annually. Recommend a qualified HVAC contractor clean, service and certify furnace.

Here is a resource on the importance of furnace maintenance.

Fire HVAC Professional

9 - Plumbing

IN NI NP D
9.1 Main Water Shut-off Device X
9.2 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X
9.3 Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures X
9.4 Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents X
9.5 Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems X X
9.6 Sump Pump X
9.7 Toilet X
9.8 Kitchen/Utility/Bathroom Sink X
9.9 Shower/Bath X
9.10 Summary X
Filters
None
Water Source
Public
Main Water Shut-off Device: Location
Main Utility/Street
Main Water Shut-off Device: Type
Gate Valve
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Material
PVC
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Water Supply Material
Hose
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Capacity
50 gallons
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Location
Garage
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Power Source/Type
Gas
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Exhaust Pipe Type
Metal-Shared-Direct
Sump Pump: Location
N/A
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Main Septic Drain Line Size
4"
Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems: Main Gas Shut-off Location
Gas Meter
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Distribution Material
PVC
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Manufacturer
State

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. 

Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Estimated Date of Manufacture
01/01/2000

Estimated Appliance Life Expectancy Chart

(Disclaimer: This chart is strictly an ESTIMATE of the life expectancy of appliances.  Actual life span will vary depending on manufacturer, preventative maintenance, and usage.  These factors can also cause the life span to significantly exceed or be less than estimates.  This chart and information does not provide any guarantee or warranty, express or implied.  It is strictly for informational purposes to assist with planning for potential future maintenance expenses.)  

The home inspector shall inspect: 

1. Interior water supply and distribution system, including: piping materials, supports, and insulation; fixtures and faucets; functional flow;  leaks; and cross connections; 

2. Interior drain, waste, and vent system, including: traps; drain, waste, and vent piping; piping supports and pipe insulation; leaks; and functional drainage; 

3.  Hot water systems including: water heating equipment; normal operating controls; automatic safety controls; and chimneys, flues, and vents; and 

4. Sump pumps.       

(b)  The home inspector shall describe: 

1. Water supply and distribution piping materials; 

2. Drain, waste, and vent piping materials; 

3. Water heating equipment; and 

4. The location of any main water supply shutoff device. 

(c) The home inspector shall operate all plumbing fixtures, including their faucets and all exterior faucets attached to the house, except  where the flow end of the faucet is connected to an appliance. 

(d) The home inspector is not required to: 

1. State the effectiveness of anti-siphon devices; 

2. Determine whether water supply and waste disposal systems are public or private; 

3. Operate automatic safety controls; 

4. Operate any valve except water closet flush valves, fixture faucets, and hose faucets; 

5. Inspect:       

(i) Water conditioning systems; 

(ii) Fire and lawn sprinkler systems; 

(iii) On-site water supply quantity and quality; 

(iv) On-site waste disposal systems; 

(v)  Foundation irrigation systems; 

(vi) Bathroom spas, except as to functional flow and functional drainage; 

(vii) Swimming pools; 

(viii) Solar water heating equipment; or 

6. Inspect the system for proper sizing, design, or use of proper materials.  

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
$
Credit
Comment
9.5.1 - Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems

Corrosion

Gas pipes were corroded. This can lead to gas leaks.  Recommend painting to avoid further rusting.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor

10 - Fireplace

IN NI NP D
10.1 Vents, Flues & Chimneys X
10.2 Lintels X
10.3 Damper Doors X
10.4 Cleanout Doors & Frames X
10.5 Summary X
Type
Gas

I. The inspector shall inspect:

readily accessible and visible portions of the fireplaces and chimneys;

lintels above the fireplace openings;

damper doors by opening and closing them, if readily accessible and manually operable; and

clean out doors and frames.

II. The inspector shall describe:

the type of fireplace.

III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction:

evidence of joint separation, damage or deterioration of the hearth, hearth extension or chambers;

manually operated dampers that did not open and close;

the lack of a smoke detector in the same room as the fireplace;

the lack of a carbon-monoxide detector in the same room as the fireplace; and

cleanouts not made of metal, pre-cast cement, or other non-combustible material.

IV. The inspector is not required to:

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 any installation.

inspect automatic fuel-fed devices.

inspect combustion and/or make-up air devices.

inspect heat-distribution assists, whether gravity-controlled or fan-assisted.

ignite or extinguish fires.

determine the adequacy of drafts or draft characteristics.

move fireplace inserts, stoves or firebox contents.

perform a smoke test.

dismantle or remove any component.

perform a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)-style inspection.

perform a Phase I fireplace and chimney inspection.

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

11 - Garage

IN NI NP D
11.1 Ceiling X
11.2 Floor X
11.3 Walls & Firewalls X
11.4 Garage Door X
11.5 Garage Door Opener X X
11.6 Occupant Door (From garage to inside of home) X
Garage Door: Material
Metal, Insulated
Garage Door: Type
Up-and-Over
Garage Door Opener: Manufacturer
LiftMaster
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
$
Credit
Comment
11.5.1 - Garage Door Opener

Auto Reverse Sensor(s) Not Working

The auto reverse sensor (eye and/or opener) was not responding correctly at time of inspection. This is a safety hazard to children and pets. Recommend a qualified garage door contractor evaluate and repair/replace. 

Garage Garage Door Contractor

12 - Attic, Insulation & Ventilation

IN NI NP D
12.1 Attic Insulation X X
12.2 Ventilation X
12.3 Exhaust Systems X X
12.4 Attic Structure X
12.5 Attic Access X
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Blown
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Ridge Vents, Soffit Vents
Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Fans
Fan with Light
Attic Insulation: Insulation Thickness
0-8"
Attic Structure: Attic Structure Components
Trusses
Attic Structure: Sheathing
OSB
Attic Access: Access Type
Ladder

(a)     The home inspector shall inspect: 

1. Insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces; 

2. Ventilation of attics and foundation areas; 

3. Kitchen, bathroom, and laundry venting systems; and 

4. The operation of any readily accessible attic ventilation fan, and, when temperature permits, the operation of any readily accessible thermostatic control. 

(b) The home inspector shall describe: 

1. Insulation in unfinished spaces; and 

2. The absence of insulation in unfinished space at conditioned surfaces. 

(c) The home inspector is not required to report on: 

1. Concealed insulation and vapor retarders; or 

2. Venting equipment that is integral with household appliances.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
$
Credit
Comment
12.1.1 - Attic Insulation

Insufficient Insulation

Insulation depth was inadequate. Recommend a qualified attic insulation contractor install additional insulation.

House construction Insulation Contractor
$
Credit
Comment
12.3.1 - Exhaust Systems

Bathroom Vents Into Attic

Bathroom fan vents into the attic, which can cause moisture and mold. Recommend a qualified contractor property install exhaust fan to terminate to the exterior.

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13 - Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure

IN NI NP D
13.1 Foundation X
13.2 Basements & Crawlspaces X
13.3 Vapor Retarders X
13.4 Flooring Structure X
13.5 Wall Structure X
Inspection Method
Crawlspace Access
Flooring Insulation
None
Foundation: Material
Masonry Block
Flooring Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Plastic
Flooring Structure: Sub-floor
OSB
Flooring Structure: Material
Wood Beams, Concrete

(a)  The home inspector shall inspect structural components including: 

1. Foundation;       

2. Floors;       

3. Walls;      

4. Columns or piers; 

5. Ceilings; and       

6. Roofs.

(b) The home inspector shall describe the type of: 

1. Foundation;       

2. Floor structure;       

3. Wall structure;       

4. Columns or piers; 

5. Ceiling structure; and 

6. Roof structure.       

(c) The home inspector shall: 

1. Probe structural components where deterioration is suspected; 

2. Enter underfloor crawl spaces, basements, and attic spaces except when access is  obstructed,  when  entry  could  damage  the  property,  or  when  dangerous  or  adverse situations are suspected; 

3. Report the methods used to inspect underfloor crawl spaces and attics; and 

4. Report signs of water penetration into the building or signs of condensation on building components.  

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