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1234 Main St.
Charlotte, NC 28210
03/30/2020 9:00AM

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Agency Name
5
Maintenance item
14
Recommendation
2
Safety hazard

The Summary page is not the entire report.  The complete report may include additional information of interest or concern.  It is strongly recommended that you promptly read the complete report.  For information regarding the negotiability of any item in this report under the real estate purchase contract, contact your North Carolina real estate agent or an attorney.

1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
None
Occupancy
Vacant
Style
Colonial
Temperature (approximate)
38 Fahrenheit (F)
Type of Building
Single Family
Weather Conditions
Clear, Recent Rain, Snow

2 - Exterior

IN NI NP D
2.1 Siding, Flashing & Trim X X
2.2 Eaves, Soffits & Fascia X
2.3 Walkways, Patios & Driveways X
2.4 Exterior Doors X X
2.5 Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps X
2.6 Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls X X
Inspection Method
Attic Access, Visual
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Vinyl, Wood
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Style
Batten
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Driveway Material
Concrete
Exterior Doors: Exterior Entry Door
Fiberglass
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Appurtenance
Covered Porch, Retaining Wall, Sunroom
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Material
Composite, Concrete, Wood

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the exterior wall-covering materials, flashing and trim; B. all exterior doors; C. adjacent walkways and driveways; D. stairs, steps, stoops, stairways and ramps; E. porches, patios, decks, balconies and carports; F. railings, guards and handrails; G. the eaves, soffits and fascia; H. a representative number of windows; and I. vegetation, surface drainage, retaining walls and grading of the property, where they may adversely affect the structure due to moisture intrusion. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the type of exterior wall-covering materials. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. any improper spacing between intermediate balusters, spindles and rails. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. inspect or operate screens, storm windows, shutters, awnings, fences, outbuildings, or exterior accent lighting. B. inspect items that are not visible or readily accessible from the ground, including window and door flashing. C. inspect or identify geological, geotechnical, hydrological or soil conditions. D. inspect recreational facilities or playground equipment. E. inspect seawalls, breakwalls or docks. F. inspect erosion-control or earth-stabilization measures. G. inspect for safety-type glass. H. inspect underground utilities. I. inspect underground items. J. inspect wells or springs. K. inspect solar, wind or geothermal systems. L. inspect swimming pools or spas. M. inspect wastewater treatment systems, septic systems or cesspools. N. inspect irrigation or sprinkler systems. O. inspect drainfields or dry wells. P. determine the integrity of multiple-pane window glazing or thermal window seals.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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2.1.1 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Evidence of Water Intrusion
Front Bay Window

The Bay window at the front of the home showed signs of water intrusion. This could lead to further siding deterioration and/or mold. Recommend a qualified siding contractor evaluate and repair. 

Siding Siding Contractor
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Comment
2.4.1 - Exterior Doors

Hardware Damaged

One or more pieces of door hardware are damaged, causing the front door to stick, or not close properly.  Recommend repair or replacement.

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2.4.2 - Exterior Doors

Wood Rot
Front door

Wood Rot noted at the front door.   Shows signs of being recently painted, but some areas need repair.   Moisture will continue to penetrate, and can cause additional damage.  Recommend repair or replace as recommended by a qualified professional.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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2.6.1 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Standing Water
Right side front

Standing water observed, which could indicate poor drainage and/or grading. Recommend monitor and/or have landscaper correct.

Here is a resource on dealing with standing water in your yard. 

Yard scissors Landscaping Contractor

3 - Built-in Appliances

IN NI NP D
3.1 General X
3.2 Dishwasher X
3.3 Refrigerator X
3.4 Range/Oven/Cooktop X X
3.5 Built-in Microwave X
3.6 Garbage Disposal X X
Dishwasher: Brand
GE
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Exhaust Hood Type
Re-circulate
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Brand
GE
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Energy Source
Electric
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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3.4.1 - Range/Oven/Cooktop

Range Anti-tip device missing
Kitchen

Range was not fastened to the floor. This poses a safety hazard to children. Recommend a qualified contractor secure range so it can't tip. 

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3.6.1 - Garbage Disposal

Excessive Noise

Garbage disposal was excessively noisy (grinding metal). Recommend a qualified plumber evaluate and repair. 

Here is a helpful DIY troubleshooting video.

4 - Plumbing

IN NI NP D
4.1 Main Water Shut-off Device X
4.2 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X
4.3 Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures X X
4.4 Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents X X
4.5 Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems X
Filters
None
Water Source
Public
Main Water Shut-off Device: Location
Entry closet
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Distribution Material
Pex, Poly
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Water Supply Material
Pex, Poly
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Capacity
40 gallons
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Location
Main Floor, Utility Room
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Power Source/Type
Gas
Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems: Main Gas Shut-off Location
Unknown
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Manufacturer
Whirlpool

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. 


I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the main water supply shut-off valve; B. the main fuel supply shut-off valve; C. the water heating equipment, including the energy source, venting connections, temperature/pressure-relief (TPR) valves, Watts 210 valves, and seismic bracing; D. interior water supply, including all fixtures and faucets, by running the water; E. all toilets for proper operation by flushing; F. all sinks, tubs and showers for functional drainage; G. the drain, waste and vent system; and H. drainage sump pumps with accessible floats. II. The inspector shall describe: A. whether the water supply is public or private based upon observed evidence; B. the location of the main water supply shut-off valve; C. the location of the main fuel supply shut-off valve; D. the location of any observed fuel-storage system; and E. the capacity of the water heating equipment, if labeled. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. deficiencies in the water supply by viewing the functional flow in two fixtures operated simultaneously; B. deficiencies in the installation of hot and cold water faucets; C. mechanical drain stops that were missing or did not operate if installed in sinks, lavatories and tubs; and D. toilets that were damaged, had loose connections to the floor, were leaking, or had tank components that did not operate. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. light or ignite pilot flames. B. measure the capacity, temperature, age, life expectancy or adequacy of the water heater. C. inspect the interior of flues or chimneys, combustion air systems, water softener or filtering systems, well pumps or tanks, safety or shut-off valves, floor drains, lawn sprinkler systems, or fire sprinkler systems. D. determine the exact flow rate, volume, pressure, temperature or adequacy of the water supply. E. determine the water quality, potability or reliability of the water supply or source. F. open sealed plumbing access panels. G. inspect clothes washing machines or their connections. H. operate any valve. I. test shower pans, tub and shower surrounds or enclosures for leakage or functional overflow protection. J. evaluate the compliance with conservation, energy or building standards, or the proper design or sizing of any water, waste or venting components, fixtures or piping. K. determine the effectiveness of anti-siphon, backflow prevention or drain-stop devices. L. determine whether there are sufficient cleanouts for effective cleaning of drains. M. evaluate fuel storage tanks or supply systems. N. inspect wastewater treatment systems. O. inspect water treatment systems or water filters. P. inspect water storage tanks, pressure pumps, or bladder tanks. Q. evaluate wait time to obtain hot water at fixtures, or perform testing of any kind to water heater elements. R. evaluate or determine the adequacy of combustion air. S. test, operate, open or close: safety controls, manual stop valves, temperature/pressure-relief valves, control valves, or check valves. T. examine ancillary or auxiliary systems or components, such as, but not limited to, those related to solar water heating and hot water circulation. U. determine the existence or condition of polybutylene plumbing. V. inspect or test for gas or fuel leaks, or indications thereof.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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4.3.1 - Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures

Polybutylene Supply Pipes

Water supply pipes were made from polybutylene material. This material can be prone to fail without warning, causing damage to the home structure. Recommend a qualified plumber replace pipes and fittings with an approved material like PEX.

You can read more about polybutylene piping here and here

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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4.3.2 - Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures

Toilet Leaking
Master bath and upstairs bath

Several Toilets loose. A loose toilet can lead to leaks, and could be a sign of failed wax seals, or unseen floor damage.  Recommend a qualified plumber evaluate and repair to prevent further water damage. 

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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4.3.3 - Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures

Water temperature to high

The hot water supply in this home was noted to be higher then normally expected. The water temperature as measured at exceeded the recommended maximum temperature of 120 degrees F. This could be a result of something as simple as an improper temperature adjustment or a more serous defect like a defective component that is in need or repair or replacement. Personal injury could result (scalding/burning) or failure of the appliance to operate properly resulting in property damage (water or fire) are possible. We recommend review by a licensed plumbing contractor to determine the cause and make all repairs and/or adjustments as necessary to ensure safe operation and use.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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4.3.4 - Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures

Leaking sinks

Both Master bath sinks were found to be leaking at time of inspection.  Stains to the ceiling below (master bath) in Dinning room was also noted, and could be as a result of the sink leaks.   Leaks can cause moisture damage.  We recommend repair by a qualified plumber.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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4.3.5 - Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures

Flexible hose used at sink

Upstairs bathroom sink utilized flexible drain line, which can become clogged and create leaks.   We recommend replacing with standard piping, by qualified plumber, to avoid any future issues.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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4.3.6 - Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures

Shower/Tub trim ring not caulked

One or more of the trim rings on the bathtub was found to be loose and/or not caulked.  This can allow water to penetrate behind the tub/shower inclosure and cause damage.  Recommend sealing (and securing) by a plumbing contractor.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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4.4.1 - Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents

Corrosion

Corrosion was noted at the pipe fittings. Corrosion can cause reduced flow, or lead to fitting failure/leaking.  Recommend a qualified plumber evaluate for repair/replacement.

5 - Electrical

IN NI NP D
5.1 Service Entrance Conductors X
5.2 Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device X
5.3 Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses X
5.4 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X X
5.5 GFCI & AFCI X
5.6 Smoke Detectors X
5.7 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X
Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Below Ground
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Main Panel Location
Garage
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Capacity
200 AMP
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Manufacturer
Cutler Hammer
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Sub Panel Location
none
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Branch Wire 15 and 20 AMP
Copper
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Wiring Method
Romex

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the service drop; B. the overhead service conductors and attachment point; C. the service head, gooseneck and drip loops; D. the service mast, service conduit and raceway; E. the electric meter and base; F. service-entrance conductors; G. the main service disconnect; H. panelboards and over-current protection devices (circuit breakers and fuses); I. service grounding and bonding; J. a representative number of switches, lighting fixtures and receptacles, including receptacles observed and deemed to be arc-fault circuit interrupter (AFCI)-protected using the AFCI test button, where possible; K. all ground-fault circuit interrupter receptacles and circuit breakers observed and deemed to be GFCIs using a GFCI tester, where possible; and L. smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the main service disconnect's amperage rating, if labeled; and B. the type of wiring observed. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. deficiencies in the integrity of the serviceentrance conductors insulation, drip loop, and vertical clearances from grade and roofs; B. any unused circuit-breaker panel opening that was not filled; C. the presence of solid conductor aluminum branch-circuit wiring, if readily visible; D. any tested receptacle in which power was not present, polarity was incorrect, the cover was not in place, the GFCI devices were not properly installed or did not operate properly, evidence of arcing or excessive heat, and where the receptacle was not grounded or was not secured to the wall; and E. the absence of smoke detectors. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. insert any tool, probe or device into the main panelboard, sub-panels, distribution panelboards, or electrical fixtures. B. operate electrical systems that are shut down. C. remove panelboard cabinet covers or dead fronts. D. operate or re-set over-current protection devices or overload devices. E. operate or test smoke or carbon-monoxide detectors or alarms F. inspect, operate or test any security, fire or alarms systems or components, or other warning or signaling systems. G. measure or determine the amperage or voltage of the main service equipment, if not visibly labeled. H. inspect ancillary wiring or remote-control devices. I. activate any electrical systems or branch circuits that are not energized. J. inspect low-voltage systems, electrical de-icing tapes, swimming pool wiring, or any timecontrolled devices. K. verify the service ground. L. inspect private or emergency electrical supply sources, including, but not limited to: generators, windmills, photovoltaic solar collectors, or battery or electrical storage facility. M. inspect spark or lightning arrestors. N. inspect or test de-icing equipment. O. conduct voltage-drop calculations. P. determine the accuracy of labeling. Q. inspect exterior lighting.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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5.4.1 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Light Inoperable

Kitchen light not working, which may be fixed with a new bulb, or could require further investigation.

6 - Heating

IN NI NP D
6.1 Equipment X
6.2 Normal Operating Controls X
6.3 Distribution Systems X
6.4 Presence of Installed Heat Source in Each Room X
Thermostat
Main level entry hall

Equipment: Brand
Comfort Maker
Equipment: Energy Source
Gas
Equipment: Heat Type
Heat Pump
Distribution Systems: Ductwork
Insulated
Comfort Maker. 2014

Note that this unit has a whole house filter (located in the attic) and should be changed regularly.

AC was not inspected

Temperature at time of inspection (38 degrees) did not allow for testing of the AC unit.

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the heating system, using normal operating controls. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the location of the thermostat for the heating system; B. the energy source; and C. the heating method. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. any heating system that did not operate; and B. if the heating system was deemed inaccessible. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. inspect or evaluate the interior of flues or chimneys, fire chambers, heat exchangers, combustion air systems, fresh-air intakes, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, electronic air filters, geothermal systems, or solar heating systems. B. inspect fuel tanks or underground or concealed fuel supply systems. C. determine the uniformity, temperature, flow, balance, distribution, size, capacity, BTU, or supply adequacy of the heating system. D. light or ignite pilot flames. E. activate heating, heat pump systems, or other heating systems when ambient temperatures or other circumstances are not conducive to safe operation or may damage the equipment. F. override electronic thermostats. G. evaluate fuel quality. H. verify thermostat calibration, heat anticipation, or automatic setbacks, timers, programs or clocks.

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

7 - Doors, Windows & Interior

IN NI NP D
7.1 Doors X X
7.2 Windows X
7.3 Floors X X
7.4 Walls X
7.5 Ceilings X
7.6 Steps, Stairways & Railings X
7.7 Countertops & Cabinets X
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Unknown
Windows: Window Type
Double-hung
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet, Laminate, Vinyl
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Popcorn
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Laminate
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Composite

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. a representative number of doors and windows by opening and closing them; B. floors, walls and ceilings; C. stairs, steps, landings, stairways and ramps; D. railings, guards and handrails; and E. garage vehicle doors and the operation of garage vehicle door openers, using normal operating controls. II. The inspector shall describe: A. a garage vehicle door as manually-operated or installed with a garage door opener. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. improper spacing between intermediate balusters, spindles and rails for steps, stairways, guards and railings; B. photo-electric safety sensors that did not operate properly; and C. any window that was obviously fogged or displayed other evidence of broken seals. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. inspect paint, wallpaper, window treatments or finish treatments. B. inspect floor coverings or carpeting. C. inspect central vacuum systems. D. inspect for safety glazing. E. inspect security systems or components. F. evaluate the fastening of islands, countertops, cabinets, sink tops or fixtures. G. move furniture, stored items, or any coverings, such as carpets or rugs, in order to inspect the concealed floor structure. H. move suspended-ceiling tiles. I. inspect or move any household appliances. J. inspect or operate equipment housed in the garage, except as otherwise noted. K. verify or certify the proper operation of any pressure-activated auto-reverse or related safety feature of a garage door. L. operate or evaluate any security bar release and opening mechanisms, whether interior or exterior, including their compliance with local, state or federal standards. M. operate any system, appliance or component that requires the use of special keys, codes, combinations or devices. N. operate or evaluate self-cleaning oven cycles, tilt guards/latches, or signal lights. O. inspect microwave ovens or test leakage from microwave ovens. P. operate or examine any sauna, steamgenerating equipment, kiln, toaster, ice maker, coffee maker, can opener, bread warmer, blender, instant hot-water dispenser, or other small, ancillary appliances or devices. Q. inspect elevators. R. inspect remote controls. S. inspect appliances. T. inspect items not permanently installed. U. discover firewall compromises. V. inspect pools, spas or fountains. W. determine the adequacy of whirlpool or spa jets, water force, or bubble effects. X. determine the structural integrity or leakage of pools or spas.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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7.1.1 - Doors

Door Doesn't Latch
Master Bedroom and Master Bath

Door doesn't latch properly, missing strike plate. Recommend handyman repair latch and/or strike plate.

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7.1.2 - Doors

Hinges Missing
Bedroom

One or more hinges missing. This does not affect operation of the door, however having all hignes is recommended to prevent potential safety hazard.
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7.3.1 - Floors

Threshold loose leading into master bath

Loose threshold was present at time of inspection and could create a tripping hazard. Recommend a qualified contractor re-attach and seal.

8 - Fireplace

IN NI NP D
8.1 Vents, Flues & Chimneys X X
8.2 Lintels X
8.3 Damper Doors X
8.4 Cleanout Doors & Frames X
Type
Wood

I. The inspector shall inspect:

readily accessible and visible portions of the fireplaces and chimneys;

lintels above the fireplace openings;

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

cleanout doors and frames.

II. The inspector shall describe:

the type of fireplace.

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

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

manually operated dampers that did not open and close;

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

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

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

IV. The inspector is not required to:

inspect the flue or vent system.

inspect the interior of chimneys or flues, fire doors or screens, seals or gaskets, or mantels.

determine the need for a chimney sweep.

operate gas fireplace inserts.

light pilot flames.

determine the appropriateness of any installation.

inspect automatic fuel-fed devices.

inspect combustion and/or make-up air devices.

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

ignite or extinguish fires.

determine the adequacy of drafts or draft characteristics.

move fireplace inserts, stoves or firebox contents.

perform a smoke test.

dismantle or remove any component.

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

perform a Phase I fireplace and chimney inspection.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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8.1.1 - Vents, Flues & Chimneys

Chimney Liner Dirty

Chimney liner had layer of creosote dust, so underlying structure couldn't be inspected for cracks. Recommend qualified chimney sweep company inspect and/or clean.

9 - Garage

IN NI NP D
9.1 Ceiling X
9.2 Floor X
9.3 Walls & Firewalls X
9.4 Garage Door X X
9.5 Garage Door Opener X
9.6 Occupant Door (From garage to inside of home) X
Garage Door: Material
Insulated, Aluminum
Garage Door: Type
Folding
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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9.4.1 - Garage Door

Panel Damage

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

10 - Attic, Insulation & Ventilation

IN NI NP D
10.1 General X
10.2 Attic Insulation X
10.3 Ventilation X
10.4 Exhaust Systems X
10.5 Attic Access X X
General: Dryer Power Source
110 Volt
General: Dryer Vent
Metal
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Batt, Blown
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Ridge Vents
Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Fans
Fan Only, Fan with Light

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. insulation in unfinished spaces, including attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas; B. ventilation of unfinished spaces, including attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas; and C. mechanical exhaust systems in the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry area. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the type of insulation observed; and B. the approximate average depth of insulation observed at the unfinished attic floor area or roof structure. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. the general absence of insulation or ventilation in unfinished spaces. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. enter the attic or any unfinished spaces that are not readily accessible, or where entry could cause damage or, in the inspector's opinion, pose a safety hazard. B. move, touch or disturb insulation. C. move, touch or disturb vapor retarders. D. break or otherwise damage the surface finish or weather seal on or around access panels or covers. E. identify the composition or R-value of insulation material. F. activate thermostatically operated fans. G. determine the types of materials used in insulation or wrapping of pipes, ducts, jackets, boilers or wiring. H. determine the adequacy of ventilation.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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10.5.1 - Attic Access

Stairs not properly attached

Stairs not properly attached as per Manufacturers recommendation.  Use of drywall screws is not acceptable and could cause failure.

Suggest having a contractor properly attach via recommended method.

Contractor Qualified Professional

11 - Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure

IN NI NP D
11.1 Foundation X
Inspection Method
Visual
Foundation: Material
Brick, Masonry Block, Slab on Grade

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.

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

12 - Roof

IN NI NP D
12.1 Coverings X
12.2 Roof Drainage Systems X X
12.3 Flashings X
12.4 Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations X
Roof Type/Style
Gable
Coverings: Material
Asphalt
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Aluminum
Flashings: Material
Aluminum
Inspection Method
Ground

Roof appears to be newer, and in good shape.  All boots/ and ridge vents  properly sealed and no evidence of cracking.  

Snow covered back part of home

Due to the snow cover at time of inspection the roof was only viewed from upstairs windows and ground.

Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations: Snow covered roof

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.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
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Comment
12.2.1 - Roof Drainage Systems

Debris

Debris has accumulated in the gutters. Recommend cleaning to facilitate water flow.

Here is a DIY resource for cleaning your gutters.