Loading
Document Name
Sort Generated Document By
Total Credit Requested
CAD$ 0.00
Preview
Create
Header Text
Total Credit Requested
CAD$ 0.00
Preview
Create
Viewing:

1234 Main St.
St. John's, NL A1H0A3
19/01/2020 9:00AM

Sample agent
agent

Agent Name

Agency Name

1 - GENERAL INSPECTION INFORMATION

What is a Home Inspection

A home inspection is an unbiased opinion on the condition of a home and property. This consists of a one-time site inspection review and a written report. The inspection is based on visual observations and limited testing of the accessible components and systems in the home. No destructive testing or laboratory testing or dismantling of components is performed. A home inspection is not technically exhaustive. While a home inspector has been trained and has the experience to identify nonspecific, self evident and visual defects, a home inspector is not a specialized expert such as; an environmental hygienist, electrician, plumber, roofer, structural engineer, burner mechanic, mason, etc. The cost associated with hiring a professional from each field would be significantly more expensive than the cost of a home inspection. Even the most comprehensive technical inspection performed by a team of professionals in each field cannot be expected to reveal every issue and detail of the home. The inspection is a snap shot of the condition of the home at the time of inspection: conditions will change from the time of inspection to the close date. An inspection or thorough review just prior to the purchase date should be considered. A home inspection can reduce your risk of purchasing a property, but risk cannot be eliminated, nor can a home inspector assume it.

This inspection has been solely prepared for the person(s) named on the report. This report is not transferable, and Mews Home Inspections is not accountable to any other parties including the vendor. The Home Inspection and report conforms to the standards set forth by CAN/CSA-A770-16. A purchaser should understand that annual review and maintenance is necessary for any home. A yearly budget of 1-2% of the value of the house should be allocated for unexpected repairs, maintenance, improvements and upkeep. Things can and will go wrong with practically every home. Some items will wear, water heaters will fail, and leaking is always possible. Keep aware of these items to prevent small issues from turning into larger problems.

What is the Purpose of a Home Inspection

The purpose of this home inspection is to identify major problems and reasonably expected problems associated with the property, although minor items may also be mentioned. The inspection and inspection report will provide you with information to help make an informed real estate decision and provide you with additional information of the home. This report is not intended to reflect the value of the property, or to make any representation as to the advisability of purchase. Many items that are identified in a typical home inspection are outside the scope of a Home Inspection Report Addendum (Electrical, Structural, Mechanical, Life/safety). Check with your real estate professional for the limits on what is reasonable to have repaired.

What Action After the Inspection

When issues and deficiencies are identified, qualified and licenced professionals should be consulted/employed to further investigate and perform the necessary corrections or repairs in a good workmanship like manner. For example, when electrical deficiencies are identified an electrician that is qualified, licenced, trained, insured and experienced should be consulted for further review and repairs as needed. This also refers to plumbers, roofers, masons, and other trades. These professionals should also provide you with necessary municipal permits, receipts and warranties for their work. 

2 - LIMITATIONS

LIMITATIONS

The following is a list of frequently encountered limitations and exclusions for the various categories, but is not intended to be exhaustive. It is important you review this list to understand what is not included, inspected, reported and expected with this home inspection.

Weather

Weather can be a limitation for a home inspection. Moisture and moisture related issues may not be identified during a dry period. Keep in mind, the inspection is a snap shot of the conditions during the day of the inspection. It is important that you review the disclosure statement carefully. 

Water

Water, leaks, basement seepage and moisture penetration in a home can be destructive and expensive to remediate. Significant effort is spent during the inspection to identify evidence of moisture. This includes scanning the interior with the thermal imaging camera and visually checking and probing with the moisture meter vulnerable and suspect areas. With our high winds and rain, moisture can penetrate a home at any small opening that may not obvious. Windows, vents and doors are vulnerable areas that are checked at the interior for patching, damage and evidence of previous issues. A 3-hour inspection cannot always reveal previous issues or predict future problems. An occupied home cannot be fully inspected, and it is important that you have a full review during your final walk through. It is very important that you review the vendors disclosure statement. If unsure, or if the disclosure is vague, you should further discuss this with your agent and the vendor.

Code regulations

This home inspection is not a building regulation/code, municipal or insurance inspection. Items that are deemed unsafe or areas where safety can be enhanced will be mentioned.

Appliances

Appliances (refrigerators, stoves, ovens, washing machines, dryers, central vacuums, etc.) may not be tested during the home inspection except for the dishwasher. Permanently attached and built-in appliances will be briefly tested for power supply and basic function. Appliances should be reviewed and fully tested for all features prior to purchase if included as a part of the Purchase/Sale Agreement. 

Environmental

Identifying or testing for the presence of asbestos, UFFI, lead-based paint/products, radon gas, buried fuel tanks or mold is not within the scope of this report. If suspected, these items will be reported but these items may be concealed. A qualified environmental professional should be consulted when suspect.

Possible Insurer Questions

This section is a courtesy to help you with any questions your insurance company may ask. The information is not guaranteed to be 100% accurate and the inspector is not accountable for errors or inaccuracies. All information should be verified. Your insurance company may send an inspector to the property for verification or further review. Insurability of the structure and any of the components within is not determined by this inspection.

Other

The home inspection does not predict the probability of failure or remaining service life of any system or component. A home inspector does not determine the causes of deficiencies or determine the method for remediation. The home inspection does not include price estimates for issues/deficiencies that are identified. All quotes should be acquired from a qualified professional in that field. A home inspector does not advise on the suitability of the building, component, or system for a particular use. An inspector will not advise on whether to purchase.

Multiple Units

This is a multi-unit property. While the listing states this is registered with the municipality, this may not be at the standards expected for newer properties. Ideally, each unit should be fume/fire rated and sealed to prevent the migration of smoke, fumes and odors between units. Consult with the municipality for further information.

3 - INSPECTION DETAILS & INSURANCE QUESTIONS

Start Time
9:00 am
Completed Time
12:00 pm
In Attendance
Client's agent
Temperature
-3 Celsius
Weather Conditions
Clear and cloudy
Stated Year Built
1943
Foundation Type
Concrete
Property Type
Multi-unit home
Were Major Renovations Performed
Cosmetic Upgrades
Roof - Type/Style
Gable
Roof - Material
Asphalt/Fiberglass
Roof - Estimated Age
5-10 Years Old
Roof - Eavestrough Present
No
Visible Plumbing Supply
PEX
Visible Plumbing Drains/Vents
ABS, Galvanized, Cast Iron
Backwater Valve
Appears to be present
Floor Drain Present
Yes
Sump Pump Present
No
Electric - Amps
100 amps Main, 100 amps Apt
Electric - Overcurrent Protection
Breakers
Electric Wiring - Type
Metallic Sheathed Wire (NM), Copper
Electric - Heating
Baseboards Heaters, Oil Furnace
Water Heater - Date
2010, 2018
Water Heater - Floor Drain
No
Water Heater - Floor Tray
Yes
Type of Fireplace
Traditional Wood Burning
Type of Chimney
Masonry
Liner Present?
Yes
Fireplace Repairs Needed?
Yes
Chimney Repair Needed?
Yes
WETT Certified
Unknown
Furnace Manufactured Date
1989, or Older
Type of Heating
Oil furnace
Last Service Date
June, 2018
Oil Tank - Manufactured Date
2004
Oil Tank - Capacity
909 Liters
Oil Tank - Certified Date
2029
Oil Tank - Professionally Installed?
Yes
Oil Tank - Type
Metal
Oil Tank - Thickness
2.6 mil
Oil Tank - Location
Basement
Oil Tank - Loop in Fuel Line
No
Smoke Alarms Present Each Level
No
Carbon Monoxide Alarms Present
Yes
Central Alarm / Security Present
No
Distance to Hydrant
20-30 Meters

4 - ROOF

Inspected Comment
4.1 Roof - Structure X
4.2 Roof - Coverings X
4.3 Roof - Plumbing Stack X
4.4 Roof - Flashings X
4.5 Roof - Eavestrough X
General Pictures
Roof Type/Style
Gable, Flat
Material
Asphalt/Fiberglass, Modified Bitumen
Inspected From
Roof
LIMITATIONS

The roof and roof covering inspection is limited to readily visible and accessible components. Concealed areas cannot be inspected. Roof components that cannot be viewed include; underlayment, flashing, nailing patterns, decking and adhesives. Flashing is rarely visible but an important component for any roof. Remaining life is not determined. Confirming if the materials were installed in compliance with the manufacturer installation requirements is not within the scope of a standard home inspection.

NOTES

All roof coverings have a limited lifespan and replacement will be needed at some point. It is not part of the scope of a home inspection to predict/determine remaining life. As a homeowner, it is important to ensure the roof and all vulnerable areas be checked and maintained periodically for leaks, wind damage and integrity. Compromises or defects can cause leaks, mold, and damage. Gutters and downspouts should be cleaned and maintained on a regular basis. When deficiencies are reported, a qualified technician/professional of the trade should evaluate and perform the necessary repairs. If the roof inspection was restricted or limited due to height, snow or weather conditions, arrangements should be made to have the roof inspected by a qualified technician/professional of the trade. Some insurance companies may have issues with insuring older shingles. 

  • Inspected = Inspected
  • Comment = Further review/action is needed
CAD$
Credit
Comment
4.2.1 - Roof - Coverings

Exposed Nails

Observation / Comment:  Unsealed nail heads were noted.

Implication:  Moisture penetration and moisture related damage.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
4.2.2 - Roof - Coverings

Lifted Shingles

Observation / Comment:  Some shingles were lifted.

Implication:  High winds can remove shingles and cause leaks.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
4.2.3 - Roof - Coverings

Damaged Shingles

Observation / Comment:  Minor damage/openings were present on some shingles. 

Implication:  Moisture penetration and moisture related damage.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
4.3.1 - Roof - Plumbing Stack

Damaged Stack

Observation / Comment:  The plumbing stack is damaged. Some of the plumbing stacks have been disconnected. 

Implication:  Moisture penetration and moisture related damage. 

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
4.4.1 - Roof - Flashings

Vulnerable Areas
Front

Observation / Comment:  Some vulnerable areas were noted at the flashing

Implication:  Moisture penetration and moisture related damage.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
4.5.1 - Roof - Eavestrough

Not Present

Observation / Comment:  An eavestrough was not present. This is not a municipal requirement but should be considered.

Implication:  Excess water around the home. Potential basement leaks.

Recommendation:  As an upgrade, contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Timeframe:  Soon/near future.

5 - ATTIC

Inspected Comment
5.1 Attic - Hatch X
5.2 Attic - Framing X
5.3 Attic - Watertightness X
5.4 Attic - Sheathing X
5.5 Attic - Ventilation X
5.6 Attic - Insulation X
5.7 Attic - Ducts X
General Pictures
Attic Access
Bedroom closet
Sheathing Material
Wood
Framing Type
Rafters
Ventilation Method
Gable
Insulation Type
Batt
Approximate R-Value
R-20 to R-25
LIMITATIONS

The attic inspection is limited to readily visible and accessible areas. Not all areas of the attic are often visible and not all areas can be safety entered and inspected. Insulation and limited space can restrict a full viewing. Insulation is not removed or disrupted and vapor barriers may not be identified. Truss and rafter designs are inspected for damage and compromises. Engineering design is beyond the scope of a home inspector. The ability of an attic to properly ventilate excess humidity cannot always be determined. 

NOTES

Attics should be monitored frequently, especially after heavy wind & rain, for signs of moisture, leaks and damage. It is not always possible to determine the source of a stain(s) in a an attic or if the cause of the stain has been corrected. Disclosure from the homeowner should be provided. Insulation levels are measured for approximate R-Value. Depending on the levels of insulation, a professional analysis should be considered to help reduce heating costs. R-Values of 40 or more is advised for most attics. Storing items in an attic is not advisable due to weigh and the effect on the insulation. When deficiencies are reported, a qualified professional should evaluate and perform the necessary repairs. Discoloration on the attic sheathing may be an indication of inadequate ventilation. This discolored areas are not sampled and tested but may be an unwanted growth. For this reason, and if present, a qualified Environmental Hygienist should be consulted.

  • Inspected = Inspected
  • Comment = Further review/action is needed
CAD$
Credit
Comment
5.1.1 - Attic - Hatch

Not Insulated

Observation / Comment:  The hatch was not insulated.

Implication:  Heat loss and possible humidity that could result in growth/mold in the attic.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
5.3.1 - Attic - Watertightness

Dry Stains - Chimney

Observation / Comment:  Stains were noted adjacent to the chimney. Unable to determine if this was caused from condensation or a leak at the flashing/chimney.

Implication:  Moisture penetration and moisture related damage.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
5.6.1 - Attic - Insulation

Disrupted Insulation at Several Areas

Observation / Comment:  Disrupted insulation was noted in several areas.

Implication:  Heat loss concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Soon/near future.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
5.7.1 - Attic - Ducts

Uninsulated Duct

Observation / Comment:  An uninsulated duct was noted. 

Implication:  Uninsulated attic ducts may cause condensation/leaks or humidity in the attic.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

6 - CHIMNEY

Inspected Comment
6.1 Chimney - Shell X
6.2 Chimney - Cap X
6.3 Chimney - Rain Cap X
6.4 Chimney - Flue Liner X
6.5 Chimney - Flashing X
General Pictures
LIMITATIONS

The chimney inspection is limited to readily visible and accessible components. When a roof is not mounted, the assessment of the chimney is limited. Concealed areas cannot be inspected. Chimney components that may not be viewed include; liners, flues, caps and flashing. Remaining life is not determined. Confirming if the materials were installed in compliance with manufacturer installation requirements is not within the scope of a standard home inspection.


NOTES

All chimneys have a limited lifespan and replacement will be needed at some point. Until the chimney needs replacement, maintenance, repairs and cleaning should be performed on a regular basis. All vulnerable areas should be checked and maintained periodically for leaks and integrity. Sealing brick chimneys with a suitable sealant should be considered to prevent water from entering the brick and causing leaks. Compromises or defects can cause leaks, mold, and damage. The liner should be cleaned and inspected based on usage. Even a chimney that is not in use should be inspected annually. If the chimney inspection was restricted or limited due to height, snow or weather conditions, arrangements should be made to have the chimney inspected by a qualified professional. Some insurers may require that the chimney be certified by a qualified WETT professional (if a wood burning appliance is presence in the home) You should consult with your insure if this is the case.

  • Inspected = Inspected
  • Comment = Further review/action is needed
CAD$
Credit
Comment
6.1.1 - Chimney - Shell

Repaired Cracks

Observation / Comment:  Repaired cracks were noted.

Implication:  Unable to determine the effectiveness of the repairs or if future cracks will occur. 

Recommendation:  Check with the vendor for disclosure regarding any previous issues and repairs. Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
6.4.1 - Chimney - Flue Liner

Light Cresote

Observation / Comment:  Build up, possibly creosote, was present.

Implication:  Chimney fire, safety concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
6.5.1 - Chimney - Flashing

Openings

Observation / Comment:  Openings were observed.

Implication:  Moisture penetration and moisture related damage concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

7 - EXTERIOR

Inspected Comment
7.1 Exterior - Driveway X
7.2 Exterior - Walkways X
7.3 Exterior - Grade / Drainage X
7.4 Exterior - Wood Siding X
7.5 Exterior - Trim X
7.6 Exterior - Windows X
7.7 Exterior - Doors X
7.8 Exterior - Dryer / Fan Vents X
7.9 Exterior - Concrete Foundation X
7.10 Exterior - Stairs / Steps X
7.11 Exterior - Railings X
7.12 Exterior - Roof Support / Posts X
7.13 Exterior - Faucets X
7.14 Exterior - Fences / Gates X
General Pictures
Siding / Trim
Vinyl
Windows
Vinyl
Doors
Metal
Foundation
Concrete
LIMITATIONS

The exterior inspection is limited to readily visible and accessible components. Concealed areas cannot be inspected. Inspecting the exterior of a property may have the following limitations including; vehicles, personal property, decking and vegetation. Water buildup and drainage issues may not be determined or identified. The sheathing behind the siding cannot be inspected and it is not possible to determine if siding has been properly installed. It is not possible to determine if the doors and windows have been installed/taped/sealed/ashed correctly. This is also true for attached decks. There is always the possibility of moisture intrusion at these areas. For this reason it is advisable the siding underneath an attached deck is partly removed and the sheathing is inspected for moisture/moisture damage. Compromised window seals may not always be detected or noticeable. The foundation may not be fully visible due to decking, vegetation or proximity of the siding to the ground. The structure underneath a deck may not be accessible or it may be close to the ground. Boundaries and easements are outside of the scope of a home inspection. Fence ownership is not determined. Playground equipment is not inspected. Locked sheds or garages cannot be reviewed at the interior.

NOTES

Exterior components should be monitored frequently, especially after heavy wind & rain, for signs of moisture, leaks and damage. Inspecting and maintaining wood surfaces should be performed annually. Steps, decks, guardrails, handrails, fences and balcony's should be reviewed annually for signs of damage or improvements. Most decks can be structurally improved and this should be considered. Caulking and sealing potential moisture penetration areas will be required. Driveways should be sealed annually to prolong the life. 


  • Inspected = Inspected
  • Comment = Further review/action is needed
CAD$
Credit
Comment
7.2.1 - Exterior - Walkways

Cracks Uneven Surfaces

Observation / Comment:  Cracking and uneven surfaces were present in the walkway.

Implication:  Trip/safety concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
7.2.2 - Exterior - Walkways

Missing Walkway to Entrance

Observation / Comment:  A hard surface walkway was not present leading to an exit/entrance.

Implication:  Trip/safety concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
7.3.1 - Exterior - Grade / Drainage

Slope to Foundation

Observation / Comment:  A slope was noted toward the foundation. Moisture may accumulate in this area and by the foundation.

Implication:  Moisture at foundation, potential basement leaks.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
7.4.1 - Exterior - Wood Siding

Gaps and Openings

Observation / Comment:  Minor gaps and openings were noted.

Implication:  Moisture penetration and moisture related damage.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
7.6.1 - Exterior - Windows

Caulking at Windows

Observation / Comment:  Caulking was noted at the window. This is not typical and may be related to a past leak.

Implication:  Possible moisture penetration concern.

Recommendation:  Check with the vendor for disclosure regarding any previous leaks, issues or repairs. Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
7.7.1 - Exterior - Doors

Missing Deadbolts

Observation / Comment:  Deadbolts were not present at all doors. 

ImplicationSecurity concern. 

Recommendation:  As an upgrade, suggest deadbolts are installed on all exterior doors for increased security.  

Time Frame:  Soon/nearest opportunity.  

CAD$
Credit
Comment
7.9.1 - Exterior - Concrete Foundation

Minor Cracking

Observation / Comment:  Cracks were present in the foundation.

Implication:  Possible moisture penetration concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
7.10.1 - Exterior - Stairs / Steps

Irregular Steps

Observation / Comment:  Uneven surfaces were present on the steps.

Implication:  Trip/safety concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
7.12.1 - Exterior - Roof Support / Posts

Post Deterioration
Back Entrance

Observation / Comment:  Some of the concrete was deteriorated for the post at the back entrance.

Implication:  Structural concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
7.12.2 - Exterior - Roof Support / Posts

Lifting at Front

Observation / Comment:  The roof was lifted at the right side.

Implication:  Possible heaving in this area.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
7.14.1 - Exterior - Fences / Gates

Damaged Fencing

Observation / Comment:  Some damaged/deteriorated fencing was noted.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Soon/nearest opportunity.

8 - ELECTRICAL EXTERIOR

Inspected Comment
8.1 Electrical - Service Conductors X
8.2 Electrical - Meter Base X
8.3 Electrical - Lighting X
8.4 Electrical - Receptacles X
8.5 Electrical - Doorbell X
LIMITATIONS

The exterior electrical inspection is limited to readily visible and accessible components. Concealed wiring/electrical cannot be inspected. This includes underground wiring and the interior of the meter base. Low voltage systems are not inspected. Wiring codes and standards change and not all homes are at the standards of a newer home. 

NOTES

Exterior electrical components should be monitored frequently, especially after storms for loose, damaged or downed wiring. Receptacles should be tested periodically to ensure the GFCI function is tripping properly. Service line clearance from trees and other objects must be maintained to minimize the chance of storm damage and service disruption.

  • Inspected = Inspected
  • Comment = Further review/action is needed
CAD$
Credit
Comment
8.1.1 - Electrical - Service Conductors

Wire Running Through Trees

Observation / Comment:  The service entrance wires are close/in contact to the trees/branches.

Implication:  Possible damage to wires, power disruption. safety concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

9 - ELECTRICAL - MAIN

Inspected Comment
9.1 Electrical - Distribution Panel X
9.2 Electrical - Thermal Scan Panel X
9.3 Electrical - Grounding X
9.4 Electrical - Smoke Alarms X
9.5 Electrical - Carbon Monoxide Alarms X
General Pictures
Amps
100 amp
Volts
120/240 Volt
Visible Wiring Material
Copper
Grounding
Water supply line
LIMITATIONS

The inspection of the electrical system is limited to readily visible and accessible components. Load calculations are not determined. Grounding continuity may not be determined. The exterior cover for electrical panels is removed (if possible) but the interior cover is generally not removed. Switch and receptacle cover plates are not removed (with the exception of older homes to help determine if knob & tube wires are present. 2-3 switch plates will be randomly removed).  Only accessible switches and receptacles are tested. Inspection of Ground-Fault Circuit-Interrupters (GFCIs) and Arc Fault Circuit-Interrupters (AFCIs) is limited to the built-in test functions. It was not a requirement in older homes to have AFCI breakers in the panel or GFCI receptacles in the kitchen. Upgrades to enhance safety should always be considered. It is often not possible to determine if pot lights are suitable below attic areas. Smoke and CO detectors are inspected but not tested. A smoke/CO alarm test and placement evaluation should be performed in all older homes. Sensor/motion lights may not be able to be tested. Data, internet, speakers, sound systems, security systems, generator systems are not inspected. Amateur electrical is common and you should verify with the vendor if any electrical work was performed without permits or by an unqualified professional. When items are identified a qualified electrician should be consulted for further evaluation and repairs.

  • Inspected = Inspected
  • Comment = Further review/action is needed

10 - ELECTRICAL - APARTMENT

Inspected Comment
10.1 Electrical - Distribution Panel X
10.2 Electrical - Thermal Scan Panel X
10.3 Electrical - Grounding X
10.4 Electrical - Smoke Alarms X
10.5 Electrical - Carbon Monoxide Alarms X
General Pictures
Amps
100 amp
Volts
120/240 Volt
Visible Wiring Material
Copper
Grounding
Water supply line
  • Inspected = Inspected
  • Comment = Further review/action is needed
CAD$
Credit
Comment
10.4.1 - Electrical - Smoke Alarms

Removed Smoke Alarm

Observation / Comment:  Removed smoke/CO alarm(s) were noted

Implication:  Safety concern.

Recommendation:  Install a new smoke/CO alarm.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
10.5.1 - Electrical - Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Missing CO Detectors

Observation / Comment:  Carbon monoxide alarms were not present/installed in appropriate areas. This is an important safety feature that should be present in appropriate locations in homes that have; an attached garage, fireplace, propane gas appliances, and oil fueled furnaces.

Implication:  Health/safety concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

11 - BASEMENT

Inspected Comment
11.1 Basement - Concrete Floor X
11.2 Basement - Sub Floor X
11.3 Basement - Foundation X
11.4 Basement - Insulation X
11.5 Basement - Joists X
11.6 Basement - Posts X
11.7 Basement - Beams X
11.8 Basement - Load Bearing Walls X
11.9 Basement - Electrical X
11.10 Basement - Receptacles X
11.11 Basement - Lighting X
11.12 Basement - Heat X
11.13 Basement - Adjoining Property - Fume Rating X
11.14 Basement - Windows X
General Pictures
LIMITATIONS

The basement inspection refers to components that are visible and can be readily inspected/viewed. Concealed foundation, concrete floor, sub-floor, insulation, vapor barrier, electrical, plumbing, ducts and structure cannot be inspected. Personal property and access to all areas may also restrict full inspection of the basement. It is not always possible to determine if moisture has entered the basement (although all areas were inspected for evidence of current and previous moisture). The walls and ceilings were scanned with the thermal imaging camera for anomalies related to missing insulation and moisture.

The basement inspection is also based on the weather conditions at the time of inspection. For example, a minor stain on the floor, foundation, window, door etc. may not appear to be a concern, but active moisture may occur during periods of heavy rain. For this reason, it is important to carefully review the disclosure statement and check with the vendor regarding any past or known issues. Qualified contractors should also review any evidence of previous moisture or issues. You should also check to ensure permits were acquired for any basement development (if work was performed after the original construction).

  • Inspected = Inspected
  • Comment = Further review/action is needed
CAD$
Credit
Comment
11.1.1 - Basement - Concrete Floor

Stains

Observation / Comment:  Stains were present. It is not possible to determine the extent of past moisture or the possibility of moisture in the future.

Implication:  Moisture penetration and moisture related damage.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
11.3.1 - Basement - Foundation

Efflorescence

Observation / Comment:  Efflorescence was noted. This is a white chalky powder that is left behind on basement walls when the water/dampness evaporates. The wall was dry during the inspection. 

Implication:  Possible moisture/dampness concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
11.3.2 - Basement - Foundation

Stains at Ties

Observation / Comment:  Stains were noted at the ties for the original concern forms. 

Implication:  Possible moisture/dampness concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.


CAD$
Credit
Comment
11.4.1 - Basement - Insulation

Foundation not Insulated

The visible foundation walls were not insulated. Suggest the walls are insulated to help reduce heating costs.

Observation / Comment:  The visible foundation walls were not insulated.

Implication:  Heat loss concern.

Recommendation:  As an upgrade, suggest the walls are insulated. Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Discretionary.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
11.8.1 - Basement - Load Bearing Walls

Missing Header

Observation / Comment:  A missing header was noted. 

Implication:  Structural concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
11.9.1 - Basement - Electrical

Loose / Unsecured Wires

Observation / Comment:  Loose and unsecured wires were observed.

Implication:  Electrical concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
11.13.1 - Basement - Adjoining Property - Fume Rating

Ceiling not Drywalled

Observation / Comment:  The ceiling in the basement was not drywalled. This undeveloped area basement area seems to be a part of the lower apartment. Ideally, this should be fume proofed from the upper unit. 

Implication:  Fire/fume/safety concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
11.13.2 - Basement - Adjoining Property - Fume Rating

Doors not Sealed

Observation / Comment:  The doors separating the units were not sealed.

Implication:  Fire/fume/safety concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
11.14.1 - Basement - Windows

Older Window

Observation / Comment:  An older window was present. 

Implication:  Heat loss concern.

Recommendation:  As an upgrade, a new window should be considered.

Time Frame:  Discretionary.

12 - PLUMBING

Inspected Comment
12.1 Plumbing - Water Shut Off X
12.2 Plumbing - Pressure Regulator X
12.3 Plumbing - Water Pressure X
12.4 Plumbing - Copper Water Lines X
12.5 Plumbing - PEX Water Lines X
12.6 Plumbing - Main Clean Out X
12.7 Plumbing - Back Water Valve X
12.8 Plumbing - Drain / Waste / Vent Pipes X
12.9 Plumbing - Floor Drain X
General Pictures
Water Source
Municipal
Supply Pipe Material
Copper, PEX
Shut off Location
Front of basement
Waste System
Municipal
Main Clean out Location
Front of basement
Waste / Drain / Venting Material
Cast iron, ABS, Galvanized
LIMITATIONS

The plumbing inspection is limited to readily visible and accessible components. Concealed components, pipes, drains, fitting etc., cannot be inspected. The interior of drains, including clean outs and floor drains are not inspected. Shut off valves are not touched or operated. Any shut off can leak when tested. Overflow drains for tubs and jetted tubs may not checked. Venting is checked by draining sinks and tubs but often, venting is not visually determined. Some supply lines are, or have been, involved in litigation including; PlumbBetter, Kitec, Plasco. If observed these pipes will be mentioned, but the pipe labels may not be visible. Pipe insulation is not removed, water availability and flow rates are not determined (but noticeably low pressure will be mentioned). Sprinkler systems are not inspected or tested. Well water is not tested nor is the suitability of the location of the well determined. Septic systems are not inspection nor the suitability of the drain or surrounding leech fields. Filters and water softeners are not tested or inspected. Personal storage under sinks is not removed. Material descriptions are based on visible pipes/drains and vents. Often, floor drains, clean out drains and back water valves are not visible. Verification should be provided when not inspected or visible.

NOTES

In older homes, copper and cast iron pipes are drains are often present. All materials have a lifespan and replacement at some point will be required. Plumbing standards have changed over the years and the inspection verifies the ability of fixtures to provide water and the drains to function normally. Venting in older homes is typically not at the standard of a newer home. Failure of a supply line or fitting may occur at any time in any home. A blockage in a drain may also occur at any time. Homeowner repairs and changes are often not at the same quality as repairs performed by a qualified plumber. Improvements or additions to the plumbing may updates to the supply line. Municipal inspectors may require a new/larger line be installed from the street. They may also require updating the drain pipe. If work is planned, that will require permits, you should consult with the municipality beforehand. This will prevent expensive, unexpected costs. It is important that you read the disclosure statement regarding any previous issues, upgrades, repairs or municipal permits that were acquired.

  • Inspected = Inspected
  • Comment = Further review/action is needed
CAD$
Credit
Comment
12.7.1 - Plumbing - Back Water Valve

Older Back Water Valve?

Observation / Comment:  This appears to an older back water valve. Unable to determine if the interior flap was in-tack or functional. 

Implication:  Potential waste water backup.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Soon/nearest opportunity.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
12.8.1 - Plumbing - Drain / Waste / Vent Pipes

Galvanized

Observation / Comment:  Galvanized drain/vent pipes were noted. These pipes have been known to rust and constrict at the interior. Some insurance companies may have questions or concerns with this type of pipe. Check this website for further information: https://inspectapedia.com/plumbing/Galvanized_Iron_Pipes.php

Implication: Drainage concern.

Recommendation: Check with the vendor for disclosure regarding any previous issues and repairs. Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame: Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
12.9.1 - Plumbing - Floor Drain

Missing Cover

Observation / Comment:  The cover was missing for the floor drain.

Implication:  Larger objects can create a blockage in the drain.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame: Soon/nearest opportunity.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
12.9.2 - Plumbing - Floor Drain

Suggest Testing

Observation / Comment: The drain was not tested.

Implication: Blockage concern.

Recommendation: Suggest the drain is filled with water/tested.

Time Frame: Soon/nearest opportunity.

13 - WATER HEATER - MAIN

Inspected Comment
13.1 Water Heater - Condition X
13.2 Water Heater - Water Lines X
13.3 Water Heater - PRV X
13.4 Water Heater - Discharge Pipe X
13.5 Water Heater - Electrical X
13.6 Water Heater - Overflow Pan X
General Pictures
Manufactured Date
2018
Capacity
40 gallons
Type
Electric
Supply Lines
PEX
LIMITATIONS

Element covers are not removed, temperature pressure relief valves are not tested, and breakers are not turned on if off during the inspection. Location and personal storage may also limit the visual inspection.

NOTES

Water heaters typically have a life span of 6-8 years. Some may last longer and others have failed earlier. Consult with the vendor for any warranties that may apply. A water heater older than 5 years should be monitored frequently for leaks and failure. If not already present, a tray should be considered under the water heater to prevent leaks and damage to the surrounding area. A moisture alarm at the base of the water heater or in the tray should also be considered.

  • Inspected = Inspected
  • Comment = Further review/action is needed
CAD$
Credit
Comment
13.5.1 - Water Heater - Electrical

Not Armored Cable

Observation / Comment:  This is a newer water heater. The cable should have been replaced with an armored cable.

Implication:  Electrical update concern. Safety concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Soon/nearest opportunity.

14 - WATER HEATER - APARTMENT

Inspected Comment
14.1 Water Heater - Condition X
14.2 Water Heater - Water Lines X
14.3 Water Heater - PRV X
14.4 Water Heater - Discharge Pipe X
14.5 Water Heater - Electrical X
14.6 Water Heater - Overflow Pan X
General Pictures
Manufactured Date
2010
Capacity
40 gallons
Type
Electric
Supply Lines
PEX
  • Inspected = Inspected
  • Comment = Further review/action is needed
CAD$
Credit
Comment
14.1.1 - Water Heater - Condition

Older Water Heater

Observation / Comment:  This is an older water heater.

Implication:  Older water heaters are prone to leaks and failure after 6-8 years.

Recommendation:  Monitor frequently and/or contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Soon/nearest opportunity.

15 - FURNACE - FORCED AIR

Inspected Comment
15.1 Furnace - Performance X
15.2 Furnace - Maintenance X
15.3 Furnace - Cabinet X
15.4 Furnace - Disconnect X
15.5 Furnace - Burner X
15.6 Furnace - Blower X
15.7 Furnace - Filters X
15.8 Furnace - Oil Filter X
15.9 Furnace - Flue Pipe X
15.10 Furnace - Clearances X
15.11 Furnace - Thermostat(s) X
15.12 Furnace - Ducts X
15.13 Furnace - Registers X
General Pictures
Manufactured Date
1989, Or older
Last Service Date
June, 2018
Disconnect
Top of Steps
  • Inspected = Inspected
  • Comment = Further review/action is needed
CAD$
Credit
Comment
15.1.1 - Furnace - Performance

Stains on Floor

Observation / Comment:  The furnace was operating as expected but stains were noted on the floor around the base of the furnace. Unable to determine if the stains are related to the chimney flue, foundation or the filter/line or a combination of all. 

Implication: Possible leak of fuel concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame: Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
15.2.1 - Furnace - Maintenance

Over a Year

Observation / Comment:  It has been over a year since the furnace was serviced.

Implication:  Furnaces should be maintained/serviced yearly for safety and proper operation.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
15.10.1 - Furnace - Clearances

Items Stored Close

Observation / Comment: Items were stored close to the furnace.

Implication: Overheating concern.

Recommendation: Keep all items away from the furnace.

Time Frame: Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
15.11.1 - Furnace - Thermostat(s)

Older Thermostat

Observation / Comment:  An older thermostat was present. 

Implication:  This may not be accurate.

Recommendation:  As an upgrade, suggest installing a programmable/digital thermostat. Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Discretionary.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
15.12.1 - Furnace - Ducts

Older Plenums

Observation / Comment:  Older plenums that are not in use were noted.

Implication:  Unnecessary.

Recommendation:  As an upgrade, suggest removing.

Time Frame:  Discretionary.


16 - OIL TANK

Inspected Comment
16.1 Oil Tank - Condition X
16.2 Oil Tank - Location X
16.3 Oil Tank - Fuel Line X
16.4 Oil Tank - Base X
General Pictures
Type of Oil Tank
Metal
Location
Basement
Manufactured Date
2004
Certified Expiry Date
2029
Thickness
2.6 mil, Single Wall
  • Inspected = Inspected
  • Comment = Further review/action is needed
CAD$
Credit
Comment
16.3.1 - Oil Tank - Fuel Line

Kink in Line
By Tank

Observation / Comment: A kink was present in the fuel line. 

Implication: Fuel leak concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame: Immediate.

17 - THERMAL IMAGING

Inspected Comment
17.1 Basement Floors X
17.2 Basement Walls X
17.3 Basement Windows X
17.4 Basement Door(s) X
17.5 Basement Ceilings X
17.6 Top Level Walls X
17.7 Top Level Windows X
17.8 Top Level Door(s) X
17.9 Top Level Ceilings X
General Pictures - Basement
General Pictures - Top Level
LIMITATIONS

Thermal imaging was performed during the home inspection. This is an additional service that is beyond the standard of practice. Identifying moisture, drafts, missing or low levels of insulation, leaks can be dependent on the exterior weather and temperature. Ideally, the best time to scan a home is during or after a period of wet and cold weather.

  • Inspected = Inspected
  • Comment = Further review/action is needed
CAD$
Credit
Comment
17.6.1 - Top Level Walls

Cool Areas

Observation / Comment: Cool areas or minor anomalies were noted when scanned. This insulation may have been disrupted due to a leak from the chimney.

Implication: Minor heat loss concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame: Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
17.9.1 - Top Level Ceilings

Disrupted Insulation

Observation / Comment:  Minor cool areas were noted at several areas. This seems to be related to disrupted/loose insulation in the attic. 

Implication:  Heat loss concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Soon/nearest opportunity.

18 - KITCHENS

Inspected Comment
18.1 Kitchen - Floors X
18.2 Kitchen - Walls X
18.3 Kitchen - Ceilings X
18.4 Kitchen - Doors X
18.5 Kitchen - Sink X
18.6 Kitchen - Windows X
18.7 Kitchen - Faucets X
18.8 Kitchen - Supply Lines X
18.9 Kitchen - Drain / Venting X
18.10 Kitchen - Garburator X
18.11 Kitchen - Counter Top X
18.12 Kitchen - Cabinets X
18.13 Kitchen - Stove / Oven X
18.14 Kitchen - Dishwasher X
18.15 Kitchen - Exhaust X
18.16 Kitchen - Receptacles X
18.17 Kitchen - Lighting X
18.18 Kitchen - Heat X
18.19 Kitchen - Coverage X
18.20 Kitchen - Thermostat X
General Pictures
LIMITATIONS

The kitchen inspection is limited to readily visible and accessible components. Personal property, appliances, items underneath the sink, mats, curtains/blinds, items in the cabinets, inaccessible areas will limit a through inspection of the kitchen. All windows, receptacles and heaters may not be tested. Only accessible switches and receptacles are tested. Electric baseboards heater are checked for operation but thermostats may not always be accurate. Ceiling tiles or suspended ceilings are not lifted or moved. Inspecting the plumbing underneath sinks is often limited due to personal items. Sinks, dishwashers, refrigerators may leak under certain conditions. While tested, proper drainage and venting may not be fully determined. It is not possible to inspect the interior of the pipes. Water shut off valves are not tested or operated. These valves may leak when operated. Appliances may be briefly inspected for basic function. Any appliance that is included in the purchase/sale agreement should be fully inspected and tested. Cosmetic, minor cracks, maintenance and other non-critical items are not inspected. Making judgement about the aesthetics or quality of carpentry finishes, workmanship or decorative items is not a part of the inspection. Exterior weather conditions can affect the condition of the interior. Moisture and leaks from the exterior may not be identified during dry periods. During the final walk through, when the home is vacant all the windows, heaters and receptacles should be tested. Wall surfaces and doors should also be reviewed.

  • Inspected = Inspected
  • Comment = Further review/action is needed
CAD$
Credit
Comment
18.3.1 - Kitchen - Ceilings

Patching
Both Kitchens

Observation / Comment:  Patching was noted.

Implication:  Previous issues possibly related to leaks/moisture.

Recommendation:  Check with the vendor for disclosure regarding any previous leaks, issues or repairs.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
18.4.1 - Kitchen - Doors

Rubbing Floor
Apartment Kitchen

Observation / Comment:  The door was rubbing the floor.

Implication:  Wear/damage to flooring.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Soon/nearest opportunity.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
18.6.1 - Kitchen - Windows

Missing Tilting Latch
Apartment Kitchen

Observation / Comment:  The latch to tilt/open the window for cleaning was missing. 

Implication:  Not operating as expected.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Soon/nearest opportunity.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
18.13.1 - Kitchen - Stove / Oven

Close to Wall
Apartment Kitchen

Observation / Comment:  The range was positioned by the wall.

Implication:  Heat from the stove may cause a fire.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
18.14.1 - Kitchen - Dishwasher

Not Closing Properly

Observation / Comment:  The dishwasher was striking the cabinet door.

Implication:  Not opening as expected.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Soon/nearest opportunity.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
18.15.1 - Kitchen - Exhaust

No Exhaust
Both Kitchens

Observation / Comment:  The fan did not exhaust to the exterior.

Implication:  Humidity buildup/cooking odors in the home.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Soon/nearest opportunity.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
18.15.2 - Kitchen - Exhaust

Noisy Fan
Apartment Kitchen

Observation / Comment:  The fan was noisy.

Implication:  Not operating as expected.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Soon/nearest opportunity.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
18.16.1 - Kitchen - Receptacles

Loose
Upper Kitchen

Observation / Comment:  A loose receptacle was noted.

Implication:  Possible arcing/fire/safety concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
18.16.2 - Kitchen - Receptacles

Receptacle over Sink
Apartment Kitchen

Observation / Comment:  The receptacle was positioned over the sink. This should be located to the side.

Implication:  Electrical/safety concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
18.18.1 - Kitchen - Heat

Linear Convector / Caution
Apartment Kitchen

Observation / Comment:  A linear convector heater was noted. While these CSA approved, these heaters can get hot on the top.

Implication:  Fire/safety concern.

Recommendation:  Recommend caution & contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

19 - BATHROOMS / LAUNDRY

Inspected Comment
19.1 Bath - Floors X
19.2 Bath - Walls X
19.3 Bath - Ceilings X
19.4 Bath - Doors X
19.5 Bath - Windows X
19.6 Bath - Receptacles X
19.7 Bath - Lighting X
19.8 Bath - Heat X
19.9 Bath - Coverage X
19.10 Bath - Sinks X
19.11 Bath - Counter Tops X
19.12 Bath - Cabinets X
19.13 Bath - Faucets X
19.14 Bath - Supply Lines X
19.15 Bath - Sink Drain / Vent X
19.16 Bath - Toilets X
19.17 Bath - Bathtubs X
19.18 Bath - Tub Surround X
19.19 Bath - Tub Drain X
19.20 Bath - Spigot / Faucet X
19.21 Bath - Exhaust Fan X
19.22 Bath - Washer / Dryer X
19.23 Bath - Washer Drain X
19.24 Bath - Dryer Vent X
General Pictures
LIMITATIONS

The bathroom inspection is limited to readily visible and accessible components. Personal property, appliances, items underneath the sinks, mats, curtains/blinds, inaccessible areas will limit a through inspection of these rooms. All windows, receptacles and heaters may not be tested. Only accessible switches and receptacles are tested. Electric baseboards heater are checked for operation but thermostats may not always be accurate. Ceiling tiles or suspended ceilings are not lifted or moved. Inspecting the plumbing underneath sinks is often limited due to personal items. Tubs, showers, sinks and toilets may leak under certain conditions. Overflows may not be tested during an inspection. While tested, proper drainage and venting may not be fully determined. It is not possible to inspect the interior of the pipes. Water shut off valves are not tested or operated. These valves may leak when operated. Cosmetic, minor cracks, maintenance and other non-critical items are not inspected. Making judgement about the aesthetics or quality of carpentry finishes, workmanship or decorative items is not a part of the inspection. Exterior weather conditions can affect the condition of the interior. Moisture and leaks from the exterior may not be identified during dry periods. During the final walk through, when the home is vacant all the windows, heaters and receptacles should be tested. Wall surfaces and doors should also be reviewed.

  • Inspected = Inspected
  • Comment = Further review/action is needed
CAD$
Credit
Comment
19.3.1 - Bath - Ceilings

Minor Cracking
Upper Bathroom

Observation / Comment:  Minor cracks were observed.

Implication:  Cosmetic concern.

Recommendation:  Suggest repairs/improvements.

Time Frame:  Discretionary.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
19.3.2 - Bath - Ceilings

Stains - Dry
Upper Bathroom

Observation / Comment:  Stains were noted. This was dry during the inspection.

Implication:  Moisture penetration and moisture related damage concern.

Recommendation:  Check with the vendor for disclosure regarding any previous issues and repairs.

Time Frame:  Prior to date of closing.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
19.4.1 - Bath - Doors

Missing Trim
Apartment Bathroom

Observation / Comment:  Missing trim/casing was noted.

Implication:  Cosmetic/carpentry concern.

Recommendation:  Suggest the trim is installed.

Time Frame:  Discretionary.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
19.5.1 - Bath - Windows

Winder not Operating
Upper Bathroom

Observation / Comment:  The winder/hardware was not operating properly and the window could not be properly opened/closed.

Implication:  Inoperable concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
19.8.1 - Bath - Heat

Missing Heat
Apartment Bathroom

Observation / Comment:  A heat source was not present.

Implication:  Improper heating concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
19.10.1 - Bath - Sinks

Loose Sink / Cabinet
Apartment Bathroom

Observation / Comment:  The sink and cabinet was not secured to the wall.

Implication:  Possible damage to plumbing concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
19.16.1 - Bath - Toilets

Not Flushing
Apartment Bathroom

Observation / Comment:  The toilet was not flushing. The chain was not connected to the flapper. 

Implication:  Unable to flush the toilet.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
19.18.1 - Bath - Tub Surround

Mildew at Caulking
Upper Bathroom

Observation / Comment:  Mildew was noted at the caulking.

Implication:  Mold/mildew concern.

Recommendation:  Recommend this is cleaned and/or re-caulked. 

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
19.18.2 - Bath - Tub Surround

Flooring used for Surround

Observation / Comment:  A vinyl flooring was being used as a part of the surround.

Implication:  Possible moisture penetration concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
19.19.1 - Bath - Tub Drain

Slow to Drain
Upper Bathroom

Observation / Comment:  The tub was slow to drain.

Implication:  Improper drainage concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
19.19.2 - Bath - Tub Drain

Leaking
Upper Bathroom

Observation / Comment:  The tub drain was leaking.

Implication:  Leaks, moisture damage, Improper drainage concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
19.20.1 - Bath - Spigot / Faucet

Loose Spigot
Upper Bathroom

Observation / Comment:  The faucet and plumbing was loose.

Implication:  Possible leak/moisture concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
19.20.2 - Bath - Spigot / Faucet

Leaking
Apartment Bathroom

Observation / Comment:  Leaking was noted at the bottom of the faucet.

Implication:  Possible leak/moisture concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
19.22.1 - Bath - Washer / Dryer

Not Inspected

The washer and dryer was not inspected or tested. Suggest this is tested if included in the agreement.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
19.24.1 - Bath - Dryer Vent

Not Connected
Upper Dryer

Observation / Comment:  The dryer duct was not connected. 

Implication:  Humidity concern.

Recommendation:  The duct should be properly connected.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

20 - ROOMS / HALLS / STEPS

Inspected Comment
20.1 Rooms - Floor X
20.2 Rooms - Walls X
20.3 Rooms - Ceilings X
20.4 Rooms - Doors X
20.5 Rooms - Closet Doors X
20.6 Rooms - Windows X
20.7 Rooms - Stairs X
20.8 Rooms - Receptacles X
20.9 Rooms - Lighting X
20.10 Rooms - Heat X
20.11 Rooms - Coverage X
20.12 Rooms - Thermostat X
20.13 Rooms - Fireplace X
General Pictures
LIMITATIONS

The room inspection is limited to readily visible and accessible components. Personal property, furniture, mats, carpeting, curtains/blinds, inaccessible areas will limit a through inspection of these rooms. All windows. receptacles and heaters may not be tested. Only accessible switches and receptacles are tested. Electric baseboards heater are checked for operation but thermostats may not always be accurate. Ceiling tiles or suspended ceilings are not lifted or moved. Cosmetic, minor cracks, maintenance and other non-critical items are not inspected. Making judgement about the aesthetics or quality of carpentry finishes, workmanship or decorative items is not a part of the inspection. Exterior weather conditions can affect the condition of the interior. Moisture and leaks from the exterior may not be identified during dry periods. During the final walk through, when the home is vacant all the windows, heaters and receptacles should be tested. Wall surfaces and doors should also be reviewed.

  • Inspected = Inspected
  • Comment = Further review/action is needed
CAD$
Credit
Comment
20.2.1 - Rooms - Walls

Plaster Repairs under Window

Observation / Comment:  Plaster patching was observed underneath some windows.

Implication:  Possible moisture penetration and moisture related damage.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
20.3.1 - Rooms - Ceilings

Patching

Observation / Comment:  Patching was noted at some ceilings. 

Implication:  Possible moisture penetration and moisture related damage.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
20.4.1 - Rooms - Doors

Not Latching
Apartment Living Room

Observation / Comment:  The door was not latching properly.

Implication:  Nuisance concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Discretionary.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
20.6.1 - Rooms - Windows

Compromised Seal
Upper Dining Room

Observation / Comment:  Fog and condensation between the panes was present. This is an indication of a compromised seal.

Implication:  Minor heat loss and cosmetic concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Discretionary.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
20.6.2 - Rooms - Windows

Not Remaining Open
Apartment Living Room

Observation / Comment:  The window was not remaining in the open position.

Implication:  Inoperative concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
20.6.3 - Rooms - Windows

Missing Tilting Latch
Apartment Living Room

Observation / Comment:  The latch to tilt/open the window for cleaning was missing. 

Implication:  Inoperative concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Soon/nearest opportunity.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
20.6.4 - Rooms - Windows

Water Stain

Observation / Comment:  Water stains were noted on the trim around the interior of the window. This was dry during the inspection.

Implication:  Moisture penetration and moisture related damage.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
20.7.1 - Rooms - Stairs

Handrail Missing

Observation / Comment:  The handrail was missing.

Implication:  Safety concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
20.8.1 - Rooms - Receptacles

Loose
Apartment Living Room

Observation / Comment:  A loose receptacle was noted.

Implication:  Possible arcing/fire/safety concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
20.10.1 - Rooms - Heat

Linear Convector / Caution

Observation / Comment:  A linear convector heater was noted. While these CSA approved, these heaters can get hot on the top.

Implication:  Fire/safety concern.

Recommendation:  Recommend caution & contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
20.13.1 - Rooms - Fireplace

Damper not Operating

Observation / Comment:  The damper was not operating properly.

Implication:  Operational and heat loss concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
20.13.2 - Rooms - Fireplace

Loose Tiles - Hearth

Observation / Comment:  Loose tiles were noted at the hearth. Embers may enter these areas.

Implication:  Fire/safety concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

21 - BEDROOMS

Inspected Comment
21.1 Bedrooms - Floors X
21.2 Bedrooms - Walls X
21.3 Bedrooms - Ceilings X
21.4 Bedrooms - Doors X
21.5 Bedrooms - Closet Doors X
21.6 Bedrooms - Windows X
21.7 Bedrooms - Receptacles X
21.8 Bedrooms - Lighting X
21.9 Bedrooms - Heat X
21.10 Bedrooms - Coverage X
21.11 Bedrooms - Thermostat X
General Pictures
LIMITATIONS

The bedroom inspection is limited to readily visible and accessible components. Personal property, furniture, mats, carpeting, curtains/blinds, inaccessible areas will limit a through inspection of these rooms. All windows, receptacles and heaters may not be tested. Only accessible switches and receptacles are tested. Electric baseboards heater are checked for operation but thermostats may not always be accurate. Load calculations are not generally performed for each room, but smaller heaters will be suggested for further review. Ceiling tiles or suspended ceilings are not lifted or moved. Cosmetic, minor cracks, maintenance and other non-critical items are not inspected. Making judgement about the aesthetics or quality of carpentry finishes, workmanship or decorative items is not a part of the inspection. Exterior weather conditions can affect the condition of the interior. Moisture and leaks from the exterior may not be identified during dry periods. During the final walk through, when the home is vacant all the windows, heaters and receptacles should be tested. Wall surfaces and doors should also be reviewed.

  • Inspected = Inspected
  • Comment = Further review/action is needed
CAD$
Credit
Comment
21.2.1 - Bedrooms - Walls

Plaster Repairs under Window

Observation / Comment:  Plaster patching was observed underneath some windows.

Implication:  Possible moisture penetration and moisture related damage.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
21.2.2 - Bedrooms - Walls

Damaged Baseboard

Observation / Comment:  Missing baseboard was noted.

Implication:  Cosmetic concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Discretionary.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
21.3.1 - Bedrooms - Ceilings

Patching

Observation / Comment:  Patching was noted at some ceilings. 

Implication:  Possible moisture penetration and moisture related damage.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
21.5.1 - Bedrooms - Closet Doors

Loose Door Handle
Apartment Bedroom

Observation / Comment:  The door handle was loose and not operating properly. 

Implication:  Minor concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Discretionary.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
21.6.1 - Bedrooms - Windows

Not Egress
Apartment Bedroom

Observation / Comment:  The bedroom window did not have suitable egress for today's standards. The standard states - An unobstructed clear opening of 542 inches square with no horizontal or vertical side having a dimension of less than 15 inches. Recommend this is further evaluated/corrected.

Implication:  Safety concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
21.6.2 - Bedrooms - Windows

Missing Tilting Latch
Apartment Bedroom

Observation / Comment:  The latch to tilt/open the window for cleaning was missing. 

Implication:  Not operating as expected.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Soon/nearest opportunity.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
21.6.3 - Bedrooms - Windows

Missing Trim/casing
Apartment Bedroom

Observation / Comment:  Missing trim/casing was noted.

Implication:  Cosmetic/carpentry concern.

Recommendation:  Suggest the trim is installed.

Time Frame:  Discretionary.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
21.9.1 - Bedrooms - Heat

Linear Convector / Caution

Observation / Comment:  A linear convector heater was noted. While these CSA approved, these heaters can get hot on the top.

Implication:  Fire/safety concern.

Recommendation:  Recommend caution & contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Immediate.

22 - ENVIRONMENTAL

Inspected Comment
22.1 Asbestos X
22.2 Lead Paint X
22.3 Oil Tank X
  • Inspected = Inspected
  • Comment = Further review/action is needed
CAD$
Credit
Comment
22.1.1 - Asbestos

Possible Asbestos based on age

Observation / Comment:  Based on the age, asbestos may be present in some building materials. This may be in plaster, stucco, flooring or tiles. This is not typically a safety concern or issue unless disrupted. If renovations are planned you should consult with a professional for testing. Check this website for further information: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/publications/healthy-living/asbestos-home-infographic-2018.html

Implication:  Potential safety concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Prior to renovations.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
22.2.1 - Lead Paint

Possible Lead Paint based on age

Observation / Comment:  Homes built at this time may have lead paint. Exposure to lead-based paint usually occurs from ingestion. Lead-based paint does not present a health hazard as long as the paint is not chipping, flaking, crushed or sanded into dust. For further information consult with a qualified professional. Check this website for further information: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/home-safety/lead-based-paint.html

Implication:  Potential safety concern.

Recommendation:  Contact a qualified technician/professional of the trade.

Time Frame:  Prior to renovations.

CAD$
Credit
Comment
22.3.1 - Oil Tank

Tank Present

Observation / Comment:  An oil tank was noted. Unable to determine if any previous spills occurred. Check with the vendor regarding any previous issues. It is unlikely a buried tank is present on this property but that is beyond the scope of this inspection. Check with the vendor for disclosure.

Implication:  Environmental concern.

Recommendation:  Check with the vendor for further information.

Time Frame:  Immediate.