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1234 Main St.
Springfield, MO 65803
02/18/2020 9:00AM

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Items Inspected
1
Major concerns
32
Recommended repair
7
Potential safety hazard

SCOPE OF THE INSPECTION:
Guardsman Inspections will perform all inspections in compliance with the New York State Standards of Practice. As such, we inspect the readily accessible, visually observable, installed systems and components of a home as designated in the New York State Standards of Practice. When systems or components designated in the New York State Standards of Practice are present but are not inspected, the reason(s) the item was not inspected is identified within the “Limitations” tab of this report. This report contains observations of those systems and components that, in the professional judgment of the inspector, are not functioning properly, significantly deficient, unsafe, or are near the end of their 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 the end of expected service life is reported, and recommendations for correction or monitoring are made as appropriate.


USE OF PHOTOS:
Your report includes many photographs. Some pictures are informational and of a general view, to help you understand where the inspector has been, what was looked at and the condition of the item or area at the time of the inspection. Some of the pictures may be of problem areas, these are to help you better understand what is documented in this report and to help you see areas or items that you normally would not see. Not all problem areas or conditions will be supported with photos. It is our goal to protect the privacy of others while conducting a thorough inspection. Photographs that may breach the privacy of other parties will be locally stored but not transmitted through digital means.


KEY DEFINITIONS:
The following definitions of comment descriptions represent this inspection report. Any recommendations by the inspector suggest 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.

1. Apparent Condition: Systems and components are rated as follows:

SATISFACTORY (Sat.) - Indicates the component is functionally consistent with its original purpose but may show signs of normal wear and tear and deterioration.

MARGINAL (Marg.) - Indicates the component may require repair or replacement anytime within five years.

POOR - Indicates the component may require repair or replacement now or in the very near future.

MAJOR CONCERNS - A system or component that is considered significantly deficient, inoperable or is unsafe.

SAFETY HAZARD - Denotes a condition that is unsafe and in need of prompt attention. Certain safety devices may be noted as an upgrade. Home may not be required to meet current codes. We will address some of the components that are common to upgrade to current safety standards. This may include smoke detectors, GFCI receptacles, etc. It may not be a requirement to upgrade these components, however, upgrading common components will reduce the risk of injury.

2. Installed systems and components: structural components; exterior; interior; roofing; plumbing; electrical; heating; central air-conditioning (weather permitting); insulation and ventilation.


3. Readily accessible systems and components: only those systems and components where Inspector is not required to remove personal items, furniture, equipment, soil, snow, or other items that obstruct access or visibility.


4. Any component not listed as being deficient in some manner is assumed to be satisfactory.
This categorization is the opinion of the inspector and is based on what was observed at the time of inspection. It is not intended to imply that items documented in any one category are not in need of correction. Maintenance items or latent defects left unrepaired can soon become significant defects. It should be considered very likely there will be other issues you personally may consider deficient, and you should add these as desired. There may also be defects that you feel belong in a different category, and again, you should feel free to consider the importance you believe they hold and act accordingly.
Please review the report in its entirety. It is up to your discretion to interpret its findings and to act accordingly. This report does not offer an opinion as to whom among the parties to this transaction should take responsibility for addressing any of these concerns. As with all aspects of your transaction, you should consult with your Realtor® for further advice regarding the contents of this report. Any repairs should be performed by the applicable licensed and bonded tradesman or a qualified professional who will provide copies of all receipts, warranties and applicable permits for any repairs that are carried out.


1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
Family Members
Occupancy
Vacant
Style
Ranch
Type of Building
Single Family
Temperature (approximate)
34 Fahrenheit (F)
Weather Conditions
Cloudy, Snow

2 - Grounds

Sat Mar P NO DCI
2.1 Walkways, Patios & Driveways X
2.2 Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps X
2.3 Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls X
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Driveway Material
Gravel, Concrete
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Patio Material
None
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Appurtenance
Covered Porch
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Walkway Material
Concrete
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Material
Concrete
Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls: Grounds Status
Snow Covered

Seasonally there may be conditions that limit a full visible inspection of this area. While these conditions may limit our capability we will include photographs to document the condition at time of inspection. Should a defect be observed once the conditions change, the photographs will help prove a concealed defect was not fully disclosed.

Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls: Circular depression

There is a circular depression in the yard, about 8 feet from the Northwest corner of the house. I was told by a relative of the owner it was a dug well which was filled at some point in the past. It was covered with snow so I was not able to examine it fully.

Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Snow Coverage

At time of inspection the grounds area was covered with snow. Full visibility of these areas is not possible at this time. Recommend further evaluation as weather permits.

Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls: Snow Coverage

At time of inspection the grounds area was covered with snow. Full visibility of these areas is not possible at this time. Recommend further evaluation as weather permits.

Section 197-5.4        Site Conditions:
(a)   Home inspectors shall observe and report the following site conditions:
1.   The building perimeter for land grade and water drainage directly adjacent to the foundation;
2.   Trees and vegetation that adversely affect the residential building;
3.   Walkways, steps, driveways, patios and retaining walls.
(b)   Home inspectors are not required to observe and report on the following site conditions:
1.   Fences and privacy walls;
2.   The health and condition of trees, shrubs and other vegetation.

  • Sat = Satisfactory
  • Mar = Marginal
  • P = Poor
  • NO = Not Operational
  • DCI = Deferred Cost Item
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2.1.1 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Driveway Cracking - Major

Driveway has significant cracking with displacement. Recommend consulting with a licensed contractor to discuss replacement/repair options.

Gardening shovel tool shape Concrete Contractor
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2.1.2 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Walkway Trip Hazard

Walkway near home has settled creating a potential trip hazard, recommend licensed contractor to repair to prevent possible injury.

Gardening shovel tool shape Concrete Contractor
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2.3.1 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Negative Grading

Grading is sloping towards the home in some areas. This could lead to water intrusion and foundation issues. Recommend qualified landscaper or foundation contractor regrade so water flows away from home.

Here is a helpful article discussing negative grading. 

Yard scissors Landscaping Contractor
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2.3.2 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Vegetation on home

Vegetation growing on home, recommend removal to prevent possible moisture damage.

Yard scissors Landscaping Contractor

3 - Exterior

Sat Mar P NO DCI
3.1 Siding, Flashing & Trim X
3.2 Exterior Windows X
3.3 Exterior Doors X
3.4 Service Entrance Conductors X
3.5 Exterior lighting and receptacles X
3.6 Eaves, Soffits & Fascia X
3.7 Exterior foundation X
3.8 Hose Faucets X
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Vinyl
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Trim Material
Vinyl
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Flashing Material
Not Visible
Exterior Windows: Window Type
Double-hung
Exterior Doors: Exterior Entry Door
Wood
Exterior Doors: Screen door/Storm door
Glass, Metal
Exterior Doors: Patio door
Sliding door
Exterior lighting and receptacles: Exterior light fixtures
Present, Operable, Non-Operable
Exterior lighting and receptacles: Exterior Receptacles
None installed
Eaves, Soffits & Fascia: Soffit Material
Aluminum
Eaves, Soffits & Fascia: Fascia Material
Metal
Eaves, Soffits & Fascia: Eaves Material
Metal
Exterior foundation: Exterior foundation material
Concrete Block
Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Below Ground
Hose Faucets: Hose Faucet Location
West East

Section 197-5.6        Exterior:
(a)       Home inspectors shall observe and report on:
1.         All exterior walls and coverings, flashing and trim;
2.         All exterior doors including garage doors and operators;
3.         All attached or adjacent decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches and railings;
4.         All eaves, soffits and fascias where accessible from the ground level;
5.         All adjacent walkways, patios and driveways on the subject property;
6.         The condition of a representative number of windows.
(b)       Home inspectors are not required to observe and report on the following:
1.         Screening, shutters, awnings and other seasonal accessories;
2.         Fences;
3.         Geological and/or soil conditions;
4.         Recreational facilities;
5.         Out-buildings other than garages and carports;
6.         Tennis courts, jetted tubs, hot tubs, swimming pools, saunas and similar structures that would require specialized knowledge or test equipment;
7.         Erosion control and earth stabilization measures;
8.         The operation of security locks, devices or systems;
9.         The presence of safety-type glass or the integrity of thermal window seals or damaged glass.

  • Sat = Satisfactory
  • Mar = Marginal
  • P = Poor
  • NO = Not Operational
  • DCI = Deferred Cost Item
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3.1.1 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Multiple Layers of Siding

There appears to be multiple layers of siding present. Just information, this does not appear to be negatively impacting the home. 

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Comment
3.1.2 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Minor Damage
North South West East

Siding has some typical minor damage. Recommend repair/replace as needed.

Siding Siding Contractor
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3.1.3 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Trimed Trim

Evidence of some exterior trim boards which are slightly damaged. Recommend replacing as necessary. 

Tools Handyman/DIY
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Comment
3.5.1 - Exterior lighting and receptacles

Light Inoperable

One or more exterior lights are not operating. New light bulb possibly needed.

Electric Electrical Contractor

4 - Roof

Sat Mar P NO DCI
4.1 Coverings X
4.2 Roof Drainage Systems X
4.3 Flashings X
Inspection Method
Ladder
Roof Pitch
Medium Slope
Roof Type/Style
Gable
Coverings: Valley Type
Woven
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Aluminum
Flashings: Material
Not Visible
Coverings: Layers of Material
1+
Coverings: Material Approximate Age
Unable to determine
Coverings: Material Type
3-Tab Asphalt
Snow Coverage

At the time of inspection, the area of the roof was covered with snow. Full visibility of these areas is not possible at this time. Recommend further evaluation as weather permits.

I. The inspector shall inspect from ground level or the eaves: A. the roof-covering materials; B. the gutters; C. the downspouts; D. the vents, flashing, skylights, chimney, and other roof penetrations; and E. the general structure of the roof from the readily accessible panels, doors or stairs. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the type of roof-covering materials. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. observed indications of active roof leaks. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. walk on any roof surface. B. predict the service life expectancy. C. inspect underground downspout diverter drainage pipes. D. remove snow, ice, debris or other conditions that prohibit the observation of the roof surfaces. E. move insulation. F. inspect antennae, satellite dishes, lightning arresters, de-icing equipment, or similar attachments. G. walk on any roof areas that appear, in the inspectors opinion, to be unsafe. H. walk on any roof areas if doing so might, in the inspector's opinion, cause damage. I. perform a water test. J. warrant or certify the roof. K. confirm proper fastening or installation of any roof-covering material.

  • Sat = Satisfactory
  • Mar = Marginal
  • P = Poor
  • NO = Not Operational
  • DCI = Deferred Cost Item
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4.1.1 - Coverings

Previous Repairs

Roof materials show evidence of previous repairs. Materials have been previously damaged, possible heavy winds. Recommend licensed roofing contractor to evaluate and repair as needed to prevent possible future damage.

Roof Roofing Professional
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Comment
4.1.2 - Coverings

Shingles Missing

Observed areas that appeared to be missing sufficient coverings. Recommend qualified roofing contractor evaluate & repair. 

Roof Roofing Professional
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Comment
4.2.1 - Roof Drainage Systems

Downspouts Drain Near House

One or more downspouts drain too close to the home's foundation. This can result in excessive moisture in the soil at the foundation, which can lead to foundation/structural movement. Recommend a qualified contractor adjust downspout extensions to drain 3-5 feet from the foundation. 

Here is a helpful DIY link and video on draining water flow away from your house. 

Gutter cleaning icon Gutter Contractor
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4.2.2 - Roof Drainage Systems

Gutter Leakage

Gutters were observed to be leaking in one or more areas. This can result in excessive moisture in the soil at the foundation, which can lead to foundation/structural movement. Recommend a qualified contractor evaluate and repair gutters to proper functionality. 

Gutter cleaning icon Gutter Contractor

5 - Garage

Sat Mar P NO DCI
5.1 Exterior Windows X
5.2 Floor X
5.3 Walls & Firewalls X
5.4 Garage Electrical X
5.5 Occupant Door (From garage to inside of home) X
5.6 Ceiling X
5.7 Garage Overhead Door X
5.8 Garage Door Opener X
Garage Type
Attached, 1-1/2 Car
Inspection Method
Ladder
Roof Pitch
Medium Slope
Roof Type/Style
Gable
Exterior Windows: Window Type
Double-hung, Metal Storm window
Floor: Floor Material
Concrete
Walls & Firewalls: Wall Material
Framed
Garage Electrical: Electrical components present
Yes
Garage Electrical: Handyman/Extension cord wiring
No
Garage Electrical: Receptacles Open Ground/Reverse Polarity
No
Garage Overhead Door: Material
Metal, Insulated
Garage Overhead Door: Type
Up-and-Over
Garage Door Opener: Overhead door opener
Present, Operable
Garage Electrical: GFCI Protected receptacles
No
Snow Coverage

At time of inspection the grounds area was covered with snow. Full visibility of these areas is not possible at this time. Recommend further evaluation as weather permits.

Walls & Firewalls: Limited Visability

There are limited visibility in the garage due to the cabinets on the outside wall of the garage.

  • Sat = Satisfactory
  • Mar = Marginal
  • P = Poor
  • NO = Not Operational
  • DCI = Deferred Cost Item
$
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Comment
5.2.1 - Floor

Cracking

Typical cracking/settlement observed in concrete. If trip hazards become present, recommend a licensed contractor to repair to prevent injuries.

Gardening shovel tool shape Concrete Contractor
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Comment
5.3.1 - Walls & Firewalls

Damaged Drywall

Garage wall had damaged drywall. Recommend drywall contractor repair. 

Tools Handyman/DIY
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Comment
5.4.1 - Garage Electrical

No GFCI Receptacles

Garage receptacles are not GFCI protected per current safety standard. Recommend licensed electrician to update to current safety standards.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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Comment
5.4.2 - Garage Electrical

Missing Covers
North

There are two missing covers on outlets in the garage

Tools Handyman/DIY
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Comment
5.5.1 - Occupant Door (From garage to inside of home)

Door Does Not Meet Separation Requirements

The door separating the garage and home does not meet safety standards. Doors in firewalls must be at least 1 3/8-inch thick, metal/steel, or a 20-minute fire-rated door. 

Door Door Repair and Installation Contractor
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Comment
5.6.1 - Ceiling

Damaged

Garage ceiling is damaged and has multiple joint cracks. Recommend licensed contractor to repair to current safety standards.

Tools Handyman/DIY
$
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Comment
5.7.1 - Garage Overhead Door

Panel Damage

Garage door panel is damaged and may need repair/replacement. Recommend a qualified garage door contractor evaluate. 

Garage Garage Door Contractor

6 - Attic, Insulation & Ventilation

Sat Mar P NO DCI
6.1 Attic Insulation X
6.2 Ventilation X
6.3 Exhaust Systems X
6.4 Structure and Framing X
Attic Access Location and Type of Access
Overhead Hatch
Attic Insulation: R-value
16
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Gable Vents, Roof Box Vents, Attic Fan
Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Fans Locations
Bathroom
Structure and Framing: Ceiling Joist/Flooring
Framed Joists, No Floor Covering
Structure and Framing: Roof Deck/Sheathing Material
Space-Planked
Structure and Framing: Roof Structure
Wood Frame
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Fiberglass, Loose-fill
Inspection Method
In Attic

Section 197-5.15   Attics (a).      

Home inspectors shall observe and report on any safe and readily accessible attic space describing: 

  • 1.         The method of observation used; and 
  • 2.         Conditions observed. (b).      

Home inspectors are not required to enter any attic where no walkable floor is present or where entry would, in the opinion of the home inspector, be unsafe.

Section 197-5.13     

 Insulation and Ventilation (a).      Home inspectors shall: 

  • 1.         Observe, describe and report on insulation in accessible, visible unfinished spaces; 
  • 2.         Observe, describe and report on ventilation of accessible attics and foundation areas; 
  • 3.         Observe and report on mechanical ventilation systems in visible accessible areas.

(b).      Home inspectors are not required to:

  • 1.         Disturb insulation; 
  • 2.         Operate mechanical ventilation systems when weather or other conditions are not conducive to safe operation or may damage the equipment. 

  • Sat = Satisfactory
  • Mar = Marginal
  • P = Poor
  • NO = Not Operational
  • DCI = Deferred Cost Item
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6.1.1 - Attic Insulation

Insufficient Insulation

Insulation depth was inadequate. Recommend a qualified attic insulation contractor install additional insulation. An R rating of R-49 is the recommended insulation value for this climate region.

House construction Insulation Contractor
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6.2.1 - Ventilation

Attic Fan Inoperable

Attic fan was inoperable at time of inspection, the belt is not installed, additional repairs may be required after the belt is installed. Recommend an attic fan specialist evaluate and repair.

Tools Handyman/DIY

7 - Kitchen

Sat Mar P NO DCI
7.1 Doors X
7.2 Windows X
7.3 Floors X
7.4 Walls and Ceilings X
7.5 Heating Source X
7.6 Plumbing Components X
7.7 Countertops & Cabinets X
7.8 Electrical Components X
7.9 Refrigerator X
7.10 Range/Oven/Cooktop X
7.11 Garbage Disposal
7.12 Dishwasher
7.13 Built-in Microwave
Doors: Door Type/Material
Slider
Windows: Window Type
Double-hung, Storm
Windows: Window Material
Wood
Floors: Floor Coverings
Linoleum
Walls and Ceilings: Wall Material
Tile, Drywall, Backsplash, Paneling
Walls and Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Drywall
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Wood
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Energy Source
Electric
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Brand
Whirlpool
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Exhaust Hood Type
Vented
Garbage Disposal: Operational
Not Present
Dishwasher: Operational
Not Present
Dishwasher: Brand
None
Built-in Microwave: Operational
Not Present
Electrical Components: GFCI/AFCI Protected Receptacles
Present, Not Present
Refrigerator: Operational
Yes
Refrigerator: Brand
Montgomery ward
Appliances
Present

Appliances are inspected for function only, Quality or extent of operation is not within the scope of the Standards of Practice. No guarantee or warranty is offered or implied.

Heating Source: Heating Source
Dining Room
Present
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Laminate
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Operational
Yes
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Oven light

Oven light failed to operate at time of inspection, this could be as simple as replacing the bulb.

  • Sat = Satisfactory
  • Mar = Marginal
  • P = Poor
  • NO = Not Operational
  • DCI = Deferred Cost Item

8 - Electrical

Sat Mar P NO DCI
8.1 Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device X
8.2 Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses X
8.3 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
8.4 GFCI & AFCI X
8.5 Exterior Permanently affixed extension cord. X
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Sub Electrical Panel
None
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Branch Wire 15 and 20 AMP
Aluminum, Copper
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Wiring Method
Romex
GFCI & AFCI: Observed GFCI/AFCI locations
Kitchen, Bathrooms
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Capacity
200 AMP
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Exterior Permanently affixed extension cord. : Box on back porch

This is possibly for a travel trailer connection.

Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Main Electrical Panel
Pass & Seymore

The main electrical disconnect is the location where all electrical to the home can be turned off. This is helpful to know the location of in an emergency.

Section 197-5.9        Electrical System
(a).      Home inspectors shall observe and report upon readily accessible and observable portions of:
1.         Service drop;
2.         Service entrance conductors, cables and raceways;
3.         The main and branch circuit conductors for property over current protection and condition by visual observation after removal of the readily accessible main and sub electric panel covers;
4.         Service grounding;
5.         Interior components of service panels and sub-panels;
6.         A representative number of installed lighting fixtures, switches and receptacles;
7.         A representative number of ground fault circuit interrupters.
(b).      Home inspections shall describe readily accessible and observable portions of:
1.         Amperage and voltage rating of the service;
2.         The location of main dis-connects and sub-panels;
3.         The presence of aluminum branch circuit wiring;
4.         The presence or absence of smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors;
5.         The general condition and type of visible branch circuit conductors that may constitute a hazard to the occupant or the residential building by reason of improper use or installation of electrical components.
(c).       Home inspectors are not required to:
1.         Observe and report on remote control devices;
2.         Observe and report on alarm systems and components;
3.         Observe and report on low voltage wiring systems and components such as doorbells and intercoms;
4.         Observe and report on ancillary wiring systems and components which are not a part of the primary electrical power distribution system;
5.         Insert any tool, probe or testing device into the main or sub-panels;
6.         Activate electrical systems or branch circuits which are not energized;
7.         Operate overload protection devices;
8.         Observe and report on low voltage relays, smoke and/or heat detectors, antennas, electrical de-icing tapes, lawn sprinkler wiring, swimming pool wiring or any system controlled by timers;
9.         Move any object, furniture or appliance to gain access to any electrical component;
10.       Test every switch, receptacle and fixture;
11.       Remove switch and outlet cover plates;
12.       Observe and report on electrical equipment not readily accessible;
13.       Dismantle any electrical device or control;
14.       Measure amperage, voltage or impedance;
15.       Observe and report on any solar powered electrical component or
any standby emergency generators or components.  

  • Sat = Satisfactory
  • Mar = Marginal
  • P = Poor
  • NO = Not Operational
  • DCI = Deferred Cost Item
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8.1.1 - Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device

Double tapped breaker

Circuit breakers are double tapped. This manufacturer prohibits this practice, recommend licensed electrician to repair to manufacturers specifications.

Electric Electrical Contractor
$
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Comment
8.4.1 - GFCI & AFCI

GFCI Protection Not Installed per Current Standards
Garage, Kitchen

GFCI protection is not present in all required locations per current safety standards . Recommend licensed electrician upgrade by installing ground fault receptacles in all locations per current safety standards.

Here is a link to read about how GFCI receptacles keep you safe. 

Electric Electrical Contractor

9 - Plumbing

Sat Mar P NO DCI
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 Sump Pump
Main Water Shut-off Device: Water Source
Public
Main Water Shut-off Device: Bonding wire present
Not Visible
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Drain Size
Unknown
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Material
Unknown
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Distribution Material
Black Iron, Galvanized
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Power Source/Type
Electric
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Quantity of Water Heaters
One
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Capacity
40 Gallons
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Approximate Age
10-15 Yrs
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Exhaust Flue Vent
N/A
Sump Pump: Location
Crawlspace
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Location
Kitchen Pantry
Main Water Shut-off Device: Water Meter/Main Disconnect
Yes

The main water disconnect is the location where all water to the home can be turned off. This is helpful to know the location of in an emergency.

Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Distribution piping size
3/4"
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Manufacturer
Reliance

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. 

Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Limited visibility

Plumbing components not fully visible at time of inspection due to crawlspace insulation and vapor barrier

Section 197-5.8        

Plumbing System (a)       

Home inspectors shall observe and report on the following visibly and readily accessible components, systems and conditions: 

  • 1.         Interior water supply and distribution systems including fixtures and faucets; 
  • 2.         Drain, waste and vent systems; 
  • 3.         Water heating equipment and vents and pipes; 
  • 4.         Fuel storage and fuel distribution systems and components; 
  • 5.         Drainage sumps, sump pumps, ejector pumps and related piping; 
  • 6.         Active leaks. 

(b)       In inspecting plumbing systems and components, home inspectors shall operate all readily accessible: 

  • 1.         Fixtures and faucets; 
  • 2.         Domestic hot water systems; 
  • 3.         Drain pumps and waste ejectors pumps; 
  • 4.         The water supply at random locations for functional flow; 
  • 5.         Waste lines from random sinks, tubs and showers for functional drainage; 

(c)        Home inspectors are not required to: 

  • 1.         Operate any main, branch or fixture valve, except faucets, or to determine water  temperature; 
  • 2.         Observe and report on any system that is shut down or secured; 
  • 3.         Observe and report on any plumbing component that is not readily accessible; 
  • 4.         Observe and report on any exterior plumbing component or system or any underground drainage system; 
  • 5.         Observe and report on fire sprinkler systems; 
  • 6.         Evaluate the potability of any water supply; 
  • 7.         Observe and report on water conditioning equipment including softener and filter systems; 
  • 8.         Operate freestanding or built in appliances; 
  • 9.         Observe and report on private water supply systems; 
  • 10.       Test shower pans, tub and shower surrounds or enclosures for leakage; 
  • 11.       Observe and report on gas supply system for materials, installation or leakage; 
  • 12.       Evaluate the condition and operation of water wells and related pressure tanks and pumps; the quality or quantity of water from on-site water supplies or the condition and operation of on-site sewage disposal systems such as cesspools, septic tanks, drain fields, related underground piping, conduit, cisterns and equipment; 
  • 13.       Observe, operate and report on fixtures and faucets if the flow end of the faucet is connected to an appliance; 
  • 14.       Record the location of any visible fuel tank on the inspected property that is not within or directly adjacent to the structure; 
  • 15.       Observe and report on any spas, saunas, hot-tubs or jetted tubs; 
  • 16.       Observe and report on any solar water heating systems. 

 (d).      Home inspections shall describe the water supply, drain, waste and vent piping materials; the water heating equipment including capacity, and the energy source and the location of the main water and main fuel shut-off valves.  In preparing a report, home inspectors shall state whether the water supply and waste disposal systems are a public, private or unknown.

  • Sat = Satisfactory
  • Mar = Marginal
  • P = Poor
  • NO = Not Operational
  • DCI = Deferred Cost Item
$
Credit
Comment
9.4.1 - Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents

Near End of Life

Water heaters have an average life span of 10 years. This water heater has exceeded normal life expectancy, it is recommended to budget for replacement.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
$
Credit
Comment
9.5.1 - Sump Pump

Unable to inspect

Unable to inspect due to standing water in cross base entrance.

Contractor Qualified Professional

10 - Heating and Cooling Systems

Sat Mar P NO DCI
10.1 Heating Equipment
10.2 Cooling Equipment
10.3 Operating and Safety Controls
10.4 Distribution Systems
10.5 Vents, Flues & Chimneys
AFU Efficiency Rating
Unknown
Heating Equipment: Brand
None
Heating Equipment: Approximate Age
None
Heating Equipment: Energy Source
Electric
Heating Equipment: Heat Type
Electric Baseboard
Cooling Equipment: Brand
None
Cooling Equipment: Approximate Age
None
Cooling Equipment: Energy Source/Type
None
Operating and Safety Controls: Electrical Disconnect Present
No
Operating and Safety Controls: Fuel valve present
No
Operating and Safety Controls: Safety controls present
No
Operating and Safety Controls: ThermoStat Controls
Yes
Distribution Systems: Forced Air Ductwork
None
Distribution Systems: Hydronic/Steam Heat Delivery System
None
Vents, Flues & Chimneys: Flue Type
None
Electric Baseboard Heat
Non-Central Heating

This home is heated by unconventional means. A central heating system is not installed. Recommend licensed HVAC technician to further evaluate to determine if home has adequate heat in all livable areas.

Cooling Equipment: No Ac Installed

This home has no central air conditioning unit installed.

Section 197-5.10      Heating System
(a).      Home inspectors shall:
1.         Describe the type of fuel, heating equipment and heating distribution system;
2.         Operate the systems using thermostats;
3.         Open readily accessible and operable access panels provided by the manufacturer or installer for routine homeowner maintenance;
4.         Observe and report on the condition of normally operated controls and components of the systems;
5.         Observe and report on visible flue pipes, dampers and related components for functional operation;
6.         Observe and report on the presence of and the condition of a representative number of heat sources in each habitable space of the residential building;
7.         Observe and report on the operation of fixed supplementary heat units;
8.         Observe and report on visible components of vent systems, flues and chimneys;
(b).      Home inspectors are not required to:
1.         Activate or operate the heating systems that do not respond to the thermostats or have been shut down;
2.         Observe, evaluate and report on heat exchangers;
3.         Observe and report on equipment or remove covers or panels that are not readily accessible;
4.         Dismantle any equipment, controls or gauges;
5.         Observe and report on the interior of chimney flues;
6.         Observe and report on heating system accessories, such as humidifiers, air purifiers, motorized dampers and heat reclaimers;
7.         Activate heating, heat pump systems or any other system when ambient temperatures or other circumstances are not conducive to safe operation or may damage the equipment;
8.         Evaluate the type of material contained in insulation and/or wrapping of pipes, ducts, jackets and boilers;
9.         Evaluate the capacity, adequacy or efficiency of a heating or cooling system;
10.       Test or operate gas logs, built-in gas burning appliances, grills, stoves, space heaters or solar heating devices or systems;
11.       Determine clearance to combustibles or adequacy of combustion air;
12.       Test for gas leaks or carbon monoxide;
13.       Observe and report on in-floor and in-ceiling radiant heating systems.

Section 197-5.11      Air Conditioning Systems
(a).      Home inspectors shall:
1.         Observe, describe and report on the type of air conditioning equipment and air conditioning distribution system;
2.         Operate the system using the thermostat;
3.         Open a representative number of readily accessible and operable access panels provided by the manufacturer for routine homeowner maintenance;
4.         Observe and report on the condition of normally operated controls and components of the system.
(b).      Home inspectors are not required to:
1.         Activate or operate air conditioning systems that have been shut down;
2.         Observe and report on gas-fired refrigeration systems, evaporative coolers, or wall or window-mounted air conditioning units;
3.         Check the pressure of the system coolant or determine the presence of leakage;
4.         Evaluate the capacity, efficiency or adequacy of the system;
5.         Operate equipment or systems if exterior temperature is below 65 degrees Fahrenheit or when other circumstances are not conducive to safe operation or may damage equipment;
6.         Remove covers or panels that are not readily accessible or that are not part of routine homeowner maintenance;
7.         Dismantle any equipment, controls or gauges;
8.         Check the electrical current drawn by the unit;
9.         Observe and report on electronic air filters.

  • Sat = Satisfactory
  • Mar = Marginal
  • P = Poor
  • NO = Not Operational
  • DCI = Deferred Cost Item
$
Credit
Comment
10.2.1 - Cooling Equipment

Wall mounted unit
Kitchen

Wall mounted AC units not inspected per SOP.

11 - Common Rooms

Sat Mar P NO DCI
11.1 Floors X
11.2 Heating Source X
Common Room Types
Living Room, Dinning Room
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet, Vinyl
Living Room Location
Dining room Location
Heating Source: Heating Source
Present

Section 197-5.12      Interior
(a).      Home inspectors shall:
1.         Observe and report on the material and general condition of walls, ceilings and floors;
2.         Observe and report on steps, stairways and railings;
3.         Observe, operate and report on garage doors, garage door safety devices and garage door operators;
4.         Where visible and readily accessible, observe and report on the bath and/or kitchen vent fan ducting to determine if it exhausts to the exterior of the residential building;
5.         Observe, operate and report on a representative number of primary windows and interior doors;
6.         Observe and report on visible signs of water penetration.
(b).      Home inspectors are not required to:
1.         Ignite fires in a fireplace or stove to determine the adequacy of draft, perform a chimney smoke test or observe any solid fuel device in use;
2.         Evaluate the installation or adequacy of inserts, wood burning stoves or other modifications to a fireplace, stove or chimney;
3.         Determine clearance to combustibles in concealed areas;
4.         Observe and report on paint, wallpaper or other finish treatments;
5.         Observe and report on window treatments;
6.         Observe and report on central vacuum systems;
7.         Observe and report on household appliances;
8.         Observe and report on recreational facilities;
9.         Observe and report on lifts, elevators, dumbwaiters or similar devices.

  • Sat = Satisfactory
  • Mar = Marginal
  • P = Poor
  • NO = Not Operational
  • DCI = Deferred Cost Item
$
Credit
Comment
11.1.1 - Floors

Squeaky

Floors are squeaky, this is consistent with a home of this age

Contractor Qualified Professional
$
Credit
Comment
11.2.1 - Heating Source

Heating source
Living Room

One of the heat source floor units was observed as non-operational in the living room (North wall). Recommend a licensed HVAC technician to further evaluate the Heating/Cooling system to ensure Heating/Cooling is adequate.

Fire HVAC Professional

12 - Miscellaneous Interior Areas

Sat Mar P NO DCI
12.1 Hall/Closet Doors X
12.2 Floors X
12.3 Windows X
12.4 Walls and Ceilings X
12.5 Electrical components X
12.6 Smoke and CO Detectors X
Hall/Closet Doors: Door Type/Material
Hollow core
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet, Linoleum
Windows: Window Type
Double-hung, Storm
Windows: Window Material
Wood
Walls and Ceilings: Wall Material
Drywall
Walls and Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Drywall
Electrical components: Ceiling Fan
Operational
Electrical components: Receptacles
Yes
Electrical components: Switches
Yes
Smoke and CO Detectors: Smoke detector locations (at time of inspection)
Bedroom

Smoke Detectors are required to be installed in the following locations per current safety standards:

  • 1 Per Bedroom
  • 1 Per level of home
  • Must be sealed Battery type (1JAN2017)

CO Detectors are required to be installed in the following locations per current safety standards:

  • 1 Within 15' of sleeping areas
  • 1 Per level of home
  • Must be sealed Battery type (1JAN2017)

Section 197-5.12      Interior
(a).      Home inspectors shall:
1.         Observe and report on the material and general condition of walls, ceilings and floors;
2.         Observe and report on steps, stairways and railings;
3.         Observe, operate and report on garage doors, garage door safety devices and garage door operators;
4.         Where visible and readily accessible, observe and report on the bath and/or kitchen vent fan ducting to determine if it exhausts to the exterior of the residential building;
5.         Observe, operate and report on a representative number of primary windows and interior doors;
6.         Observe and report on visible signs of water penetration.
(b).      Home inspectors are not required to:
1.         Ignite fires in a fireplace or stove to determine the adequacy of draft, perform a chimney smoke test or observe any solid fuel device in use;
2.         Evaluate the installation or adequacy of inserts, wood burning stoves or other modifications to a fireplace, stove or chimney;
3.         Determine clearance to combustibles in concealed areas;
4.         Observe and report on paint, wallpaper or other finish treatments;
5.         Observe and report on window treatments;
6.         Observe and report on central vacuum systems;
7.         Observe and report on household appliances;
8.         Observe and report on recreational facilities;
9.         Observe and report on lifts, elevators, dumbwaiters or similar devices.

  • Sat = Satisfactory
  • Mar = Marginal
  • P = Poor
  • NO = Not Operational
  • DCI = Deferred Cost Item

13 - Bathroom 1

Sat Mar P NO DCI
13.1 Doors X
13.2 Windows X
13.3 Floors X
13.4 Walls and Ceilings X
13.5 Heating Source X
13.6 Electrical Components X
13.7 Fixtures Installed X
13.8 Ventilation X
Doors: Door Type/Material
Hollow core
Windows: Window Type
None
Windows: Window Material
None
Floors: Floor Coverings
Linoleum
Walls and Ceilings: Wall Material
Drywall
Walls and Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Drywall
Electrical Components: GFCI/AFCI Protected Receptacles
Present
Fixtures Installed: Shower Status
Not Present
Fixtures Installed: Toilet Status
Operational
Bathroom Type
Full Bathroom
Heating Source: Heating Source
Present
Fixtures Installed: Bath Tub Status
Functional Flow, Slow to Drain
Fixtures Installed: Sink Status
Functional Flow, Slow to drain
Ventilation: Bathroom Ventilation
Ventilation fan, Noisy
Heating Source: Non-Standard Heat Source

Heat source for this area is provided by heat lamps and electric ceiling mounted vent heat. No other means of heat source are installed.

Section 197-5.8        Plumbing System

(a)       Home inspectors shall observe and report on the following visibly and readily accessible components, systems and conditions:
1.         Interior water supply and distribution systems including fixtures and faucets;
2.         Drain, waste and vent systems;
3.         Water heating equipment and vents and pipes;
4.         Fuel storage and fuel distribution systems and components;
5.         Drainage sumps, sump pumps, ejector pumps and related piping;
6.         Active leaks.

(b)       In inspecting plumbing systems and components, home inspectors shall operate all readily accessible:
1.         Fixtures and faucets;
2.         Domestic hot water systems;
3.         Drain pumps and waste ejectors pumps;
4.         The water supply at random locations for functional flow;
5.         Waste lines from random sinks, tubs and showers for functional drainage;

(c)        Home inspectors are not required to:
1.         Operate any main, branch or fixture valve, except faucets, or to determine water  temperature;
2.         Observe and report on any system that is shut down or secured;
3.         Observe and report on any plumbing component that is not readily accessible;
4.         Observe and report on any exterior plumbing component or system or any underground drainage system;
5.         Observe and report on fire sprinkler systems;
6.         Evaluate the potability of any water supply;
7.         Observe and report on water conditioning equipment including softener and filter systems;
8.         Operate freestanding or built in appliances;
9.         Observe and report on private water supply systems;
10.       Test shower pans, tub and shower surrounds or enclosures for leakage;
11.       Observe and report on gas supply system for materials, installation or leakage;
12.       Evaluate the condition and operation of water wells and related pressure tanks and pumps; the quality or quantity of water from on-site water supplies or the condition and operation of on-site sewage disposal systems such as cesspools, septic tanks, drain fields, related underground piping, conduit, cisterns and equipment;
13.       Observe, operate and report on fixtures and faucets if the flow end of the faucet is connected to an appliance;
14.       Record the location of any visible fuel tank on the inspected property that is not within or directly adjacent to the structure;
15.       Observe and report on any spas, saunas, hot-tubs or jetted tubs;
16.       Observe and report on any solar water heating systems. 

(d).      Home inspections shall describe the water supply, drain, waste and vent piping materials; the water heating equipment including capacity, and the energy source and the location of the main water and main fuel shut-off valves.  In preparing a report, home inspectors shall state whether the water supply and waste disposal systems are a public, private or unknown.

  • Sat = Satisfactory
  • Mar = Marginal
  • P = Poor
  • NO = Not Operational
  • DCI = Deferred Cost Item
$
Credit
Comment
13.3.1 - Floors

Moderate Wear

Floors in the home exhibited moderate surface wear along major paths of travel. Recommend a qualified flooring contractor evaluate for possible re-finish. 

Flooring Flooring Contractor
$
Credit
Comment
13.7.1 - Fixtures Installed

Bathtub - Poor Drainage

Bathtub had slow/poor drainage. Recommend a qualified plumber repair.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
$
Credit
Comment
13.7.2 - Fixtures Installed

Sink - Poor Drainage

Sink had slow/poor drainage. Recommend a qualified plumber repair.
Pipes Plumbing Contractor

14 - Bathroom 2

Sat Mar P NO DCI
14.1 Doors X
14.2 Windows X
14.3 Floors X
14.4 Walls and Ceilings X
14.5 Heating Source X
14.6 Electrical Components X
14.7 Fixtures Installed X
14.8 Ventilation X
Doors: Door Type/Material
Hollow core
Windows: Window Type
Casement, Double-hung
Windows: Window Material
Wood
Floors: Floor Coverings
Linoleum
Walls and Ceilings: Wall Material
Paneling
Walls and Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Drywall
Heating Source: Heating Source
Present
Electrical Components: GFCI/AFCI Protected Receptacles
Present
Fixtures Installed: Bath Tub Status
Not Present
Fixtures Installed: Shower Status
Functional Flow
Fixtures Installed: Sink Status
Functional Flow
Fixtures Installed: Toilet Status
Operational
Ventilation: Bathroom Ventilation
No vent fan
Bathroom Type
Full Bathroom
Heating Source: Non-Standard Heat Source

Heat source for this area is provided by heat lamps and electric ceiling mounted vent heat. No other means of heat source are installed.

Heating Source: Heat lamp are the heating method in this bathroom.

One lamp is not functioning at time of inspection.  This could be as simple as replacing the bulb. 

Section 197-5.8        Plumbing System

(a)       Home inspectors shall observe and report on the following visibly and readily accessible components, systems and conditions:
1.         Interior water supply and distribution systems including fixtures and faucets;
2.         Drain, waste and vent systems;
3.         Water heating equipment and vents and pipes;
4.         Fuel storage and fuel distribution systems and components;
5.         Drainage sumps, sump pumps, ejector pumps and related piping;
6.         Active leaks.

(b)       In inspecting plumbing systems and components, home inspectors shall operate all readily accessible:
1.         Fixtures and faucets;
2.         Domestic hot water systems;
3.         Drain pumps and waste ejectors pumps;
4.         The water supply at random locations for functional flow;
5.         Waste lines from random sinks, tubs and showers for functional drainage;

(c)        Home inspectors are not required to:
1.         Operate any main, branch or fixture valve, except faucets, or to determine water  temperature;
2.         Observe and report on any system that is shut down or secured;
3.         Observe and report on any plumbing component that is not readily accessible;
4.         Observe and report on any exterior plumbing component or system or any underground drainage system;
5.         Observe and report on fire sprinkler systems;
6.         Evaluate the potability of any water supply;
7.         Observe and report on water conditioning equipment including softener and filter systems;
8.         Operate freestanding or built in appliances;
9.         Observe and report on private water supply systems;
10.       Test shower pans, tub and shower surrounds or enclosures for leakage;
11.       Observe and report on gas supply system for materials, installation or leakage;
12.       Evaluate the condition and operation of water wells and related pressure tanks and pumps; the quality or quantity of water from on-site water supplies or the condition and operation of on-site sewage disposal systems such as cesspools, septic tanks, drain fields, related underground piping, conduit, cisterns and equipment;
13.       Observe, operate and report on fixtures and faucets if the flow end of the faucet is connected to an appliance;
14.       Record the location of any visible fuel tank on the inspected property that is not within or directly adjacent to the structure;
15.       Observe and report on any spas, saunas, hot-tubs or jetted tubs;
16.       Observe and report on any solar water heating systems. 

(d).      Home inspections shall describe the water supply, drain, waste and vent piping materials; the water heating equipment including capacity, and the energy source and the location of the main water and main fuel shut-off valves.  In preparing a report, home inspectors shall state whether the water supply and waste disposal systems are a public, private or unknown.

  • Sat = Satisfactory
  • Mar = Marginal
  • P = Poor
  • NO = Not Operational
  • DCI = Deferred Cost Item
$
Credit
Comment
14.6.1 - Electrical Components

GFCI failed to trip in a timely manner.

Bathroom GFCI receptacle failed to trip when tested within the time frame specified, recommend licensed electrician to evaluate and repair as needed to prevent possible injuries. 

The should GFCI react quickly (less than one-tenth of a second) to trip or shut off the circuit. This outlet failed to meet that standard.

Electric Electrical Contractor

15 - Bedrooms

Sat Mar P NO DCI
15.1 Walls and Ceilings X
15.2 Floors X
15.3 Windows X
15.4 Doors
15.5 Electrical components
15.6 Heating Source X
15.7 Secondary Egress X
Smoke Detector
Present
Walls and Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Drywall
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet
Windows: Window Type
Double-hung, Storm
Windows: Window Material
Wood
Doors: Door Type/Material
Hollow core
Electrical components: Ceiling Fan
None
Electrical components: Receptacles
Yes, Operational
Electrical components: Switches
Yes, Operational
Walls and Ceilings: Wall Material
Drywall
Heating Source: Non-Standard Heat Source

Heat source for this area is provided by gas vented fireplace in Living room and Kitchen. No other means of heat source are installed.

  • Sat = Satisfactory
  • Mar = Marginal
  • P = Poor
  • NO = Not Operational
  • DCI = Deferred Cost Item
$
Credit
Comment
15.1.1 - Walls and Ceilings

Stain(s) on Ceiling

There is a stain on ceiling/wall that requires repair and paint.  Source of staining should be determined.

Contractor Qualified Professional
$
Credit
Comment
15.2.1 - Floors

Moderate Wear

Floors in the home exhibited moderate surface wear along major paths of travel. Recommend a qualified flooring contractor evaluate for possible re-finish. 

Flooring Flooring Contractor
$
Credit
Comment
15.5.1 - Electrical components

Light Inoperable
Bedroom closet middle bedroom

One or more lights are not operating. New light bulb possibly needed.
Electric Electrical Contractor
$
Credit
Comment
15.6.1 - Heating Source

Heating source
Bedroom

The electric floor heating in the  Bedrooms Heat output was below what I would have expected, as an example the Living room unit output at a much high heat range than those of the bedrooms. Recommend having the bedroom heaters examined by a HVAC Professional to determine cause best solution. 

Fire HVAC Professional

16 - Laundry Area/Room

Sat Mar P NO DCI
16.1 Laundry Sink
16.2 Washer/Dryer
16.3 Electrical Components X
Laundry Sink: Laundry Sink
No
Washer/Dryer: Dryer Vent location
Wall
Washer/Dryer: Dryer Vent Material
Metal
Electrical Components: GFCI/AFCI Protected Receptacles
Not Present
Laundry area ventilation
Yes
Washer/Dryer: Dryer Power Source
220 Electric

Washer and Dryer are not operated as part of a standard home inspection. There are too many variables for proper operation as well as length of time a complete cycle takes to operate these appliances.

  • Sat = Satisfactory
  • Mar = Marginal
  • P = Poor
  • NO = Not Operational
  • DCI = Deferred Cost Item
$
Credit
Comment
16.2.1 - Washer/Dryer

Disconnected

Dryer vent is disconnected, recommend repair by qualified contractor.

Contractor Qualified Professional

17 - Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure

Sat Mar P NO DCI
17.1 Steps, Stairways & Railings X
17.2 Foundation X
17.3 Floor Structure X
Basement or Crawlspace
Crawlspace
Access Location
Exterior Access Panel
Insulation
N/A
Floor Structure: Material
Wood Joists
Floor Structure: Sub-floor
Inaccessible, Insulated
Floor Structure: Crawlspace Floor
Dirt
Inspection Performed
Not Inspected
Foundation: Material
Concrete
Crawlspace Not Accessible

A crawlspace is present. Access to crawlspace is via an access panel in outside. The entrance was flooded with standing water at time of inspection.

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the foundation; B. the basement; C. the crawlspace; and D. structural components. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the type of foundation; and B. the location of the access to the under-floor space. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. observed indications of wood in contact with or near soil; B. observed indications of active water penetration; C. observed indications of possible foundation movement, such as sheetrock cracks, brick cracks, out-of-square door frames, and unlevel floors; and D. any observed cutting, notching and boring of framing members that may, in the inspector's opinion, present a structural or safety concern. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. enter any crawlspace that is not readily accessible, or where entry could cause damage or pose a hazard to him/herself. B. move stored items or debris. C. operate sump pumps with inaccessible floats. D. identify the size, spacing, span or location or determine the adequacy of foundation bolting, bracing, joists, joist spans or support systems. E. provide any engineering or architectural service. F. report on the adequacy of any structural system or component.

  • Sat = Satisfactory
  • Mar = Marginal
  • P = Poor
  • NO = Not Operational
  • DCI = Deferred Cost Item
$
Credit
Comment
17.1.1 - Steps, Stairways & Railings

No Graspable Handrail

Staircase had no graspable handrail. This is a safety hazard. Recommend a qualified handyman install a handrail. 

Wrenches Handyman
$
Credit
Comment
17.2.1 - Foundation

Foundation Cracks - Minor

Minor cracking was noted at the foundation. This is common as the foundation ages. Shrinkage surface cracks are normal. Recommend monitoring for more serious shifting/displacement. 

Here is an informational article on foundation cracks.

Foundation Foundation Contractor
$
Credit
Comment
17.3.1 - Floor Structure

Damaged Insulation

Crawlspace wall and floor insulation is damaged. Recommend licensed contractor to evaluate and repair.

Contractor Qualified Professional