Thank You for choosing Mullin Home Inspections, LLC to perform your complete home inspection. The goal of this inspection and report is to put you in a better position to make an informed real estate decision. This report is a general guide and provides you with some objection information to help you make your own evaluation of the overall condition of the home and is not intended to reflect the value of the property, or to make any representation as to the advisability of purchase. Not all improvements, defects or hazards will be identified during this inspection. Unexpected repairs should still be anticipated.This inspection is not a guarantee or warranty of any kind. Mullin Home Inspections, LLC performs all inspections in substantial compliance with InterNACHI's Standards of Practice. Please refer to the pre-inspection contract for a full explanation of the scope of the inspection. This Home Inspection Report contains observations of those systems and components that, in the professional judgement of the inspector, are not functioning properly, significantly deficient, unsafe, or are near the end of their useful service lives. If the cause for the deficiency is not readily apparent, the suspected cause or reason why the system or component is at or near end of useful service life is reported, and recommendations for correction or monitoring are made as appropriate.This report is effectively a snapshot of the house recording the conditions on a given date and time. Home inspectors cannot predict future behavior, and as such, we cannot be responsible for things that occur after the inspection. If conditions change, we are available to revisit the property for an additional charge and update our report.Any oral statements made by the Inspector pertaining to Recommended Upgrades or any inclusion in the Inspection Report of information regarding Recommended Upgrades shall be deemed to be informational only and supplied as a courtesy to you and shall not be deemed to be an amendment to or waiver of any exclusions included in the "Home Inspection Agreement and Standards of Practice. Any and all recommendations for repair, replacement, evaluation and maintenance issues found should be evaluated by the appropriate trades contractors within the clients inspection contingency window or prior to closing.This report has been prepared for your exclusive use, as our client. No use by third parties is intended. We will not be responsible to any parties for the contents of the report, other than the part named herein. The report itself is copyrighted, and may not be used in whole or in part without Mullin Home Inspections, LLC express written permission. Again, Thank you very much for the opportunity to conduct this home inspection for you. We are available to you throughout the entire real estate transaction process. Shannon Mullin certified Home Inspector through InterNachi. #NACHI18041504 Please Email us anytime firstname.lastname@example.org
Your report includes many photographs. Some pictures are intended as a courtesy and are added for your information. Some are to help clarify where the inspector has been, what was looked at, and the condition of the system or component at the time of the inspection. Some of the pictures may be of deficiencies or problem areas, these are to help you better understand what is documented in this report and may allow you to see areas or items that you normally would not see. Not all problem areas or conditions will be supported with photos.
The following definitions of comment descriptions represent this inspection report. All comments by the inspector should be considered before purchasing this home. Any findings / comments that are listed under "Safety / Major" by the inspector suggests a second opinion or further inspection by a qualified contractor. All costs associated with further inspection fees and repair or replacement of item, component or unit should be considered before you purchase the property.Inspected (IN) = The item, component or system was visually inspected and if no other comments were made, then it appeared to be functioning as intended allowing for normal wear and tear.Not Inspected (NI) = The item, component or system was not inspected and no representations made of whether or not it was functioning as intended and will state a reason for not inspecting.Not Present (NP) = The item, component or system is not in this home or building.Observations (O) = The item, component or system was inspected and a concern, observation and/or deficiency was found.
MHI will inspect the following roof aspects will be inspected: the roof-covering materials, the gutters, the downspouts, Flashing, the vents, skylights, chimney and other roof penetrations. The general structure of the roof from the readily accessible panels, doors and stairs. We will describe the type of roof covering checking for any active leaks.
MHI is not required to walk on any roof surface, predict the service life expectancy, inspect underground downspout diverter drainage pipes. Nor Remove snow, ice, debris or other conditions that prohibit the observation of the roof surface covering. We are not required to move insulation, inspect antennae, satellite dishes, lightning arresters, de-icing equipment or similar attachments. We are not required to walk on any part of the roof that appears, in the inspector's opinion, to be unsafe.
MHI will not perform a water test. MHI does not warrant or certify a roof or confirm the proper fastening or installation of any roof covering.
Cheap on siding should be repaired to prevent moisture intrusion.
MHI shall inspect the exterior wall-covering materials, the eaves, soffits and fascia, a representative number of windows, all exterior doors, flashing and trim, adjacent walkways and driveways; stairs, steps, stoops, stairways and ramps; porches, patios, decks, balconies and carports; railings, guards, and handrails: vegetation, surface drainage, retaining walls and grading of the property, where they may adversely affect the structure due to moisture intrusion. MHI Shall describe the exterior wall coverings materials.
MHI shall report the following if in need of correction, any improper spacing between intermediate balusters, spindles and rails.
MHI is not required to inspect: inspect or operate screens, storm windows, shutters, awnings, fences, outbuildings, or exterior accent lighting. Inspect items that are not visible or readily accessible from the ground, including window and door flashing. inspect or identify geological, geotechnical, hydrological or soil conditions. inspect recreational facilities or playground equipment. inspect seawalls, breakwalls or docks. inspect erosion-control or earth-stabilization measures. inspect for safety-type glass. Inspect underground utilities. inspect underground items. Inspect wells or springs. inspect solar, wind or geothermal systems. inspect swimming pools or spas. inspect wastewater treatment systems, septic systems or cesspools. inspect irrigation or sprinkler systems. inspect drainfields or dry wells. determine the integrity of multiple-pane window glazing or thermal
MHI shall inspect: the foundation; the basement; the crawlspace; and structural components.
MHI shall describe: the type of foundation; and the location of the access to the under-floor space.
MHI shall report as in need of correction: observed indications of wood in contact with or near soil; observed indications of active water penetration; observed indications of possible foundation movement, such as sheetrock cracks, brick cracks, out-of-square door frames, and unlevel floors; and any observed cutting, notching and boring of framing members that may, in the inspector's opinion, present a structural or safety concern.
MHI is not required to: enter any crawlspace that is not readily accessible, or where entry could cause damage or pose a hazard to him/herself. move stored items or debris. operate sump pumps with inaccessible floats. identify the size, spacing, span or location or determine the adequacy of foundation bolting, bracing, joists, joist spans or support systems. provide any engineering or architectural service. report on the adequacy of any structural system or component.
MHI shall inspect: the heating system, using normal operating controls.
MHI shall describe: the location of the thermostat for the heating system; the energy source; and the heating method.
MHI shall report as in need of correction: any heating system that did not operate; and if the heating system was deemed inaccessible.
MHI is not required to: inspect, measure, or evaluate the interior of flues or chimneys, fire chambers, heat exchangers, combustion air systems, fresh-air intakes, makeup air, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, electronic air filters, geothermal systems, or solar heating systems. inspect fuel tanks or underground or concealed fuel supply systems. determine the uniformity, temperature, flow, balance, distribution, size, capacity, BTU, or supply adequacy of the heating system. light or ignite pilot flames. activate heating, heat pump systems, or other heating systems when ambient temperatures or other circumstances are not conducive to safe operation or may damage the equipment. override electronic thermostats. evaluate fuel quality. verify thermostat calibration, heat anticipation, or automatic setbacks, timers, programs or clocks. measure or calculate the air for combustion, ventilation, or dilution of flue gases for appliances.
MHI shall inspect: the cooling system, using normal operating controls.
MHI shall describe: the location of the thermostat for the cooling system; and the cooling method.
MHI shall report as in need of correction: any cooling system that did not operate; and if the cooling system was deemed inaccessible.
MHI is not required to: determine the uniformity, temperature, flow, balance, distribution, size, capacity, BTU, or supply adequacy of the cooling system. inspect portable window units, through-wall units, or electronic air filters. operate equipment or systems if the exterior temperature is below 65 Fahrenheit, or when other circumstances are not conducive to safe operation or may damage the equipment. inspect or determine thermostat calibration, cooling anticipation, or automatic setbacks or clocks. examine electrical current, coolant fluids or gases, or coolant leakage.
MHI shall inspect: the main water supply shut-off valve; the main fuel supply shut-off valve; the water heating equipment, including the energy source, venting connections, temperature/pressure-relief (TPR) valves, Watts 210 valves, and seismic bracing; interior water supply, including all fixtures and faucets, by running the water; all toilets for proper operation by flushing; all sinks, tubs and showers for functional drainage; the drain, waste and vent system; and drainage sump pumps with accessible floats.
MHI shall describe: whether the water supply is public or private based upon observed evidence; the location of the main water supply shut-off valve; the location of the main fuel supply shut-off valve; the location of any observed fuel-storage system; and the capacity of the water heating equipment, if labeled.
MHI shall report as in need of correction: deficiencies in the water supply by viewing the functional flow in two fixtures operated simultaneously; deficiencies in the installation of hot and cold water faucets; mechanical drain stops that were missing or did not operate if installed in sinks, lavatories and tubs; and toilets that were damaged, had loose connections to the floor, were leaking, or had tank components that did not operate.
MHI is not required to: light or ignite pilot flames. measure the capacity, temperature, age, life expectancy or adequacy of the water heater. inspect the interior of flues or chimneys, combustion air systems, water softener or filtering systems, well pumps or tanks, safety or shut-off valves, floor drains, lawn sprinkler systems, or fire sprinkler systems. determine the exact flow rate, volume, pressure, temperature or adequacy of the water supply. determine the water quality, potability or reliability of the water supply or source. open sealed plumbing access panels. inspect clothes washing machines or their connections. operate any valve. test shower pans, tub and shower surrounds or enclosures for leakage or functional overflow protection. evaluate the compliance with conservation, energy or building standards, or the proper design or sizing of any water, waste or venting components, fixtures or piping. determine the effectiveness of anti-siphon, back-flow prevention or drain-stop devices. determine whether there are sufficient cleanouts for effective cleaning of drains. evaluate fuel storage tanks or supply systems. inspect wastewater treatment systems. inspect water treatment systems or water filters. inspect water storage tanks, pressure pumps, or bladder tanks. evaluate wait time to obtain hot water at fixtures, or perform testing of any kind to water heater elements. evaluate or determine the adequacy of combustion air. test, operate, open or close: safety controls, manual stop valves, temperature/pressure-relief valves, control valves, or check valves.examine ancillary or auxiliary systems or components, such as, but not limited to, those related to solar water heating and hot water circulation. determine the existence or condition of polybutylene, polyethylene, or similar plastic piping. inspect or test for gas or fuel leaks, or indications thereof.
MHI shall inspect: the service drop; the overhead service conductors and attachment point; the service head, gooseneck and drip loops; the service mast, service conduit and raceway; the electric meter and base; service-entrance conductors; the main service disconnect; panelboards and over-current protection devices (circuit breakers and fuses); service grounding and bonding; a representative number of switches, lighting fixtures and receptacles, including receptacles observed and deemed to be arc-fault circuit interrupter (AFCI)-protected using the AFCI test button, where possible; all ground-fault circuit interrupter receptacles and circuit breakers observed and deemed to be GFCIs using a GFCI tester, where possible; and for the presence of smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors.
MHI shall describe: the main service disconnect's amperage rating, if labeled; and the type of wiring observed.
MHI shall report as in need of correction: deficiencies in the integrity of the service-entrance conductors insulation, drip loop, and vertical clearances from grade and roofs; any unused circuit-breaker panel opening that was not filled; the presence of solid conductor aluminum branch-circuit wiring, if readily visible; any tested receptacle in which power was not present, polarity was incorrect, the cover was not in place, the GFCI devices were not properly installed or did not operate properly, evidence of arcing or excessive heat, and where the receptacle was not grounded or was not secured to the wall; and the absence of smoke and/or carbon monoxide detectors.
MHI is not required to: insert any tool, probe or device into the main panelboard, sub-panels, distribution panelboards, or electrical fixtures. operate electrical systems that are shut down. remove panelboard cabinet covers or dead fronts. operate or re-set over-current protection devices or overload devices. operate or test smoke or carbon-monoxide detectors or alarms. inspect, operate or test any security, fire or alarm systems or components, or other warning or signaling systems. measure or determine the amperage or voltage of the main service equipment, if not visibly labeled. Inspect ancillary wiring or remote-control devices. activate any electrical systems or branch circuits that are not energized. inspect low-voltage systems, electrical de-icing tapes, swimming pool wiring, or any time-controlled devices. verify the service ground. inspect private or emergency electrical supply sources, including, but not limited to: generators, windmills, photovoltaic solar collectors, or battery or electrical storage facility. inspect spark or lightning arrestors. inspect or test de-icing equipment. conduct voltage-drop calculations. determine the accuracy of labeling. inspect exterior lighting.
MHI shall inspect: insulation in unfinished spaces, including attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas; ventilation of unfinished spaces, including attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas; and mechanical exhaust systems in the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry area.
MHI shall describe: the type of insulation observed; and the approximate average depth of insulation observed at the unfinished attic floor area or roof structure.
MHI shall report as in need of correction: the general absence of insulation or ventilation in unfinished spaces.
MHI is not required to: enter the attic or any unfinished spaces that are not readily accessible, or where entry could cause damage or, in the inspector's opinion, pose a safety hazard. move, touch or disturb insulation. move, touch or disturb vapor retarders. break or otherwise damage the surface finish or weather seal on or around access panels or covers. identify the composition or R-value of insulation material. activate thermostatically operated fans. determine the types of materials used in insulation or wrapping of pipes, ducts, jackets, boilers or wiring. determine the adequacy of ventilation.
MHI shall inspect: a representative number of doors and windows by opening and closing them; floors, walls and ceilings; stairs, steps, landings, stairways and ramps; railings, guards and handrails; and garage vehicle doors and the operation of garage vehicle door openers, using normal operating controls.
MHI shall describe: a garage vehicle door as manually-operated or installed with a garage door opener.
MHI shall report as in need of correction: improper spacing between intermediate balusters, spindles and rails for steps, stairways, guards and railings; photo-electric safety sensors that did not operate properly; and any window that was obviously fogged or displayed other evidence of broken seals.
MHI is not required to: inspect paint, wallpaper, window treatments or finish treatments. inspect floor coverings or carpeting. inspect central vacuum systems. inspect for safety glazing. inspect security systems or components. evaluate the fastening of islands, countertops, cabinets, sink tops or fixtures. move furniture, stored items, or any coverings, such as carpets or rugs, in order to inspect the concealed floor structure. move suspended-ceiling tiles. inspect or move any household appliances. inspect or operate equipment housed in the garage, except as otherwise noted. verify or certify the proper operation of any pressure-activated auto-reverse or related safety feature of a garage door. operate or evaluate any security bar release and opening mechanisms, whether interior or exterior, including their compliance with local, state or federal standards. operate any system, appliance or component that requires the use of special keys, codes, combinations or devices. operate or evaluate self-cleaning oven cycles, tilt guards/latches, or signal lights. inspect microwave ovens or test leakage from microwave ovens. operate or examine any sauna, steam-generating equipment, kiln, toaster, ice maker, coffee maker, can opener, bread warmer, blender, instant hot-water dispenser, or other small, ancillary appliances or devices. inspect elevators. inspect remote controls. inspect appliances. inspect items not permanently installed. discover firewall compromises. inspect pools, spas or fountains. determine the adequacy of whirlpool or spa jets, water force, or bubble effects. determine the structural integrity or leakage of pools or spas.