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1234 Main St.
Plainfield, IL 60585
08/20/2019 9:00AM

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Agency Name
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Maintenance item
12
Recommendation
1
Safety hazard

INTRODUCTION, SCOPE, RISK OF OWNERSHIP, PERMIT SEARCH, ADDITIONAL OPINONS AND COST ESTIMATES, USE OF PHOTOS/VIDEOS, REAL ESTATE CONTRACT 6.1, THE PROCESS, COMMENT KEY AND DEFINITIONS

Introduction: This report represents our professional opinion regarding conditions of the property as they existed on the day of our inspection. The following numbered and attached pages are your home inspection report. The report includes information based on the condition of the property at the time of the inspection. The report will also include recommendations, photos, and possibly short videos of specific situations. This report prepared by Norman Home Inspections, LLC, shall be considered the final and exclusive findings, Client understands and agrees Client will not rely on any oral statements made by the inspector prior to the issuance of the report. This inspection was performed in accordance with the State of Illinois Home Inspector License Act, Part 1410 Home Inspector License Act, Section 1410.200 Standards of Practice as well as the ASHI Standards of Practice. The Standards of Practice (SOP) contain certain and very important limitations, expectations, and exclusions to the inspection process. A copy of the Standards of Practice are available at www.ilga.gov and www.ashi.org. By acceptance of our inspection report and/or payment of the inspection fee, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of our Pre-Inspection Agreement. This report is not transferable to other parties, our contractual relationship is only to the person(s) purchasing our report/service.

Scope: A home inspection is intended to assist in evaluating the condition of the dwelling. The home inspection is based on observation of the visible, readily accessible and apparent condition of the structure and its components on this day. The results of this inspection are not intended to make any representation regarding the presence or absence of concealed defects that are not reasonably ascertainable or readily accessible in a competently performed inspection.

No warranty, guarantee, or insurance by Norman Home Inspections LLC is expressed or implied. This report does not include inspections and/or testing for Wood Destroying Insects, Mold, Radon, Lead, or Asbestos. This is not an Environmental Inspection. A representative sampling of the building components is viewed in areas that are accessible at the time of the inspection. No destructive testing or dismantling of components is performed. Not all defects will be identified during this inspection. Unexpected repairs should be anticipated. The individual conducting your inspection is not a Structural Engineer or other professional whose license authorizes the rendering of an opinion as to the structural integrity of a building or its other component parts.

Risk Of Ownership: Information in this report is based on a limited visual examination of simple discovery by your inspector. It blends observations and facts with inferences and opinions. This information can help you understand the risks (and potential costs) of owning this property, but it cannot eliminate those risks, nor can it specifically predict future performances and failures. We help you assess these risks, we do not assume them for you.

Permit Search: It is highly recommended that the Client performs a permit search with the City/Village/Municipality for any repairs/work completed on the property prior to closing. This report is not a code compliance inspection or certification for past or present governmental codes or regulations of any kind.

Additional Opinions and Cost Estimates:You are advised to seek at least two professional opinions and acquire estimates of repair by qualified, licensed/certified professionals/contractors as to any defects, comments, improvements or recommendations mentioned in this report. We recommend that all repairs, corrections, and cost estimates be completed and documented prior to closing/purchasing the property. Feel free to hire other professionals to inspect the property prior to closing, including qualified, licensed/certified professional HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Engineering, Window/Door, Environmental, Roofing, and Chimney/Fireplace Contractors.

Use of Photos and Videos: Your report will include photos and possibly videos which help to clarify where the inspector went, what was looked at, and the condition of a 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. A pictured issue does not necessarily mean that the issue was limited to that area only, but may be a representation of a condition that is in multiple areas. Not all areas of deficiencies or conditions will be supported with photos. Some photos may be informative photos only.

The Process: The inspection process will cover a number of recommendations, such as home maintenance, life expectancies, and minor imperfections in addition to...1) Major Defects (e.g. needed roof replacement), 2) Items that may lead to major defects (e.g. a small leak at a piece of roof flashing, lack of caulking), 3) Items that may hinder your ability to obtain financing, occupy the home, or insure the home, 4) Safety Hazards (e.g. lack of GFCI outlet protection, electrical issues). Often a problem can be corrected inexpensively to protect both life and property (especially categories 2 and 4). Most sellers are honest and are often surprised to learn of defects uncovered during an inspection. Realize that sellers are under no obligation to repair everything mentioned in the report. No home is perfect. Congratulations on your new home!   

Multi-Board Real Estate Contract 6.1: It is recommended you read your entire Real Estate Contract and specifically Paragraph 12 as it relates to your home inspection. Paragraph 12 (Line items 116-122, 127-128) "Professional Inspections and Inspection Notices: Buyer may conduct at Buyer's expense any or all of the following inspections of the Real Estate by one or more licensed or certified inspection services: home, radon, environmental, lead-based paint, lead-based paint hazards, or wood-destroying insect infestation. a) Buyer agrees that minor repairs and routine maintenance items of the Real Estate do not constitute defects and are not part of this contingency. The fact that a functioning major component may be at the end of its useful life shall not render such component defective for purposes of this paragraph. A major component shall be deemed to be in operating condition if it performs the function for which it is intended, regardless of age, and does not constitute a threat to health or safety."

Comment Key and Definitions: The following definitions of comment descriptions represent this inspection report. All comments by the inspector should be considered before purchasing this home. Any recommendations by the inspector to repair or replace suggests a second opinion or further inspection/evaluation by a qualified/licensed professional 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) = I visually observed the item, component or unit and if no other comments were made then it appeared to be functioning as intended allowing for normal wear and tear.

Repair or Replace (RR) / Recommend Proper Repairs = The item, component or unit is not functioning as intended, or needs repair, or needs maintenance, or needs further evaluation/inspection by a qualified/licensed professional contractor prior to closing on the home. Items, components or units that can be repaired to satisfactory condition may not need replacement.

Not Inspected (NI)= I did not inspect this item, component or unit and made no representations of whether or not it was functioning at time of inspection.

Not Present (NP) = This item, component or unit is not in this home or building.

1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
Client, Client's Agent
Occupancy
Furnished
Temperature (approximate)
76 Fahrenheit (F)
Type of Building
Single Family
Weather Conditions
Clear

2 - Grounds

IN NI NP O
2.1 Driveway X X
2.2 Walkway(s) X
2.3 Stoop(s)/Step(s) X
2.4 Porch X
2.5 Patio X
2.6 Deck/Balcony X
2.7 Landscaping, Vegetation, and Grading X X
2.8 Window Wells X
2.9 Fencing X
2.10 Retaining Walls/Sitting Walls X X
2.11 Misc. X
Walkways
Brick Pavers
Driveway
Asphalt
Steps/Stoop
Brick Pavers
Patio
Brick Pavers

The home inspector shall observe: Walkways, driveways, stoops/steps, porches, patios, decks/balconies, and applicable railings/handrails; and vegetation, grading, drainage, window wells and retaining walls with respect to their effort on the condition of the building. The home inspector is not required to observe: exterior accent lighting (landscaping lighting), sprinkler systems, awnings, and similar seasonal accessories, fences, geological conditions, soil conditions, recreational facilities (including spas/hot tubs, saunas, steam baths, swimming pools, tennis courts, playground equipment, and other exercise, entertainment, or athletic facilities); Detached buildings, pole barns, stables or structures; or presence/condition of buried fuel storage tanks. The home inspector is not required to: move personal storage items, furniture, equipment, plant life, soil, snow, ice, or debris that obstructs access or visibility.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
Credit
Comment
2.1.1 - Driveway

Settlement: Trip Hazard Skirt

Asphalt driveway has settled in areas, creating trip hazard(s) at garage skirt, recommend proper repairs.
House front Driveway Contractor
Credit
Comment
2.7.1 - Landscaping, Vegetation, and Grading

Tree limbs in contact roof

The tree limbs that are in contact with roof or hanging near roof should be trimmed.
Yard scissors Tree Service
Credit
Comment
2.10.1 - Retaining Walls/Sitting Walls

Wall leaning

Retaining wall(s) were leaning (not level) and in need of repairs, recommend proper repairs.
Yard scissors Landscaping Contractor

3 - Roof Covering

IN NI NP O
3.1 Roof Coverings X X
3.2 Flashings X
3.3 Roof Ventilation X
3.4 Plumbing Vent(s) X
3.5 Chimney(s)/Flue(s) X
3.6 Skylight(s) X
3.7 Misc. X
Roof Covering
Asphalt/Fiberglass, 3-Tab Shingles
Style of Roof
Gable
Number of Layers
1 Layer
Approx. Age of Roof
14-16 Years
Roof Average Life Expectancy
3-Tab Shingles 15-20 Years
Roof Visibilty
All
Inspected Roof From
Walked Roof
Roof Ventilation
Top Vents, Soffit Vents
Chimney (Exterior)
N/A
Sky Light(s)
None
FYI...Roof Views

The home inspector shall observe: the roof covering, roof penetrations, flashings, ventilation, and signs of leaks or abnormal condensation on building components. The home inspector shall: Describe the type of roofing materials; and report the methods used to observe the roof covering. The home inspector is not required to: Walk on any roof surface, predict the service life expectancy, remove snow, ice, debris or other conditions that prohibit the observation of the roof surface, inspect antennae, satellite dishes, lightning arresters, de-icing equipment, or similar attachments. Walk on any roof areas that appear, in the opinion of the inspector to be unsafe, and/or cause damage. Perform a water test, warrant, or certify the roof. Confirm proper fastening or installation of any roof material.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
Credit
Comment
3.1.1 - Roof Coverings

Missing Tab

Missing shingle tabs are in need of repairs/replacement, recommend proper repairs by a qualified/licensed professional roofing contractor.
Roof Roofing Professional
Credit
Comment
3.1.2 - Roof Coverings

Nail Pops

Some nail popping has occurred, repair as needed.
Roof Roofing Professional
Credit
Comment
3.1.3 - Roof Coverings

Gloeocapsa Build-Up

Roofing shingles show evidence of black algae (Gloeocapsa Magma algae) streaking/marks present, recommend cleaning of roof covering as needed. 

4 - Exterior

IN NI NP O
4.1 Gutters/Downspouts/Sump Pump Discharge Line X
4.2 Siding X
4.3 Trim X X
4.4 Soffits and Fascias X
4.5 Exterior Doors X
4.6 Windows/Screens/Frames X X
4.7 Caulking/Foaming/Flashings X
4.8 Electrical/Exterior Outlets/Light Fixtures X X
4.9 Exterior Water Faucets (hose bibs) X
4.10 Exterior Vent Cover/Louvers X
4.11 Misc. X
Gutters/Downspouts
Galvanized/Aluminum
Siding
Vinyl
Trim
Wood
Soffits/Fascia
Metal
Exterior Doors
Metal, Hollow Core
Window Frames
Vinyl
Windows & Screens
Thermo-panes/Insulated Glass, Vinyl
Caulking/Foaming
Satisfactory

The home inspector shall observe: Wall cladding, flashings, trim, soffits, fascia, gutters, caulking, entryway doors, a representative number of windows, exterior electrical components (outlets, switches, permanent light fixtures). The home inspector shall: describe wall cladding materials; operate entryway doors, and a representative number of windows. The home inspector is not required to observe: storm windows, storm doors, screening, shutters, awnings, and similar seasonal accessories; exterior accent lighting, account for windows/screens, torn screens, or the presence of safety glazing within doors and windows. The home inspector is not required to inspect: the coatings on and the hermetic seals between panes of window glass (bad seals on thermo-pane windows).

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
Credit
Comment
4.3.1 - Trim

Trim deteroriated

Trim had some deterioration, repair as needed.
Paint roller Painting Contractor
Credit
Comment
4.6.1 - Windows/Screens/Frames

Cracked glass

Some windows have cracked glass present, recommend proper repairs.
Window Window Repair and Installation Contractor
Credit
Comment
4.6.2 - Windows/Screens/Frames

Bad Seal

Some window(s) have evidence of bad seals/condensation present, recommend further evaluation of all windows and proper repairs by a qualified professional window contractor.
Window Window Repair and Installation Contractor
Credit
Comment
4.8.1 - Electrical/Exterior Outlets/Light Fixtures

Front and Rear GFCI No Trip

Front and rear exterior GFCI outlets will not trip; potential safety hazard, recommend proper repairs by a qualified/licensed professional electrician.
Electric Electrical Contractor

5 - Garage

IN NI NP O
5.1 Garage Ceiling (Including Firewall Separation) X
5.2 Garage Walls (Including Firewall Separation) X
5.3 Garage/House Door X
5.4 Garage Floor/Foundation X
5.5 Overhead Garage Door(s) X
5.6 Garage Door Opener(s) X
5.7 Garage Outlets/Electrical X
5.8 Garage Exterior Service Door X
5.9 Garage Steps X
5.10 Garage Window(s) X
5.11 Misc. X
Overhead Garage Door Opener Manufacturer
1/2 HORSEPOWER, GENIE
Overhead Garage Door Type
Two Automatic
Overhead Garage Door Material
Metal
Garage Views
Garage Door Opener(s): Garage Door Operational

The home inspector shall observe: Garage walls, floors, ceilings, garage doors, garage door openers, entryway doors, a representative number of windows, garage electrical components (outlets, switches, permanent light fixtures). The home inspector shall: operate garage doors manually or by using permanently installed controls for any garage door operator; report whether or not any garage door operator will automatically reverse or stop when closing. The home inspector is not required to: Move personal items, panels, furniture, equipment, cars, motorcycles, etc. that obstructs access or visibility. Please Note: Garage doors will buckle and break without warning, and Garage Door Openers will also malfunction and stop working without any warning as well.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations

6 - Kitchen(s)

IN NI NP O
6.1 Countertops and a Representative Number of Cabinets X
6.2 Kitchen Sink X
6.3 Plumbing Water Supply Lines and Faucets X
6.4 Plumbing Drain Lines X
6.5 Ceilings X
6.6 Walls X
6.7 Floor X
6.8 Windows X
6.9 Ceiling Fan X
6.10 Doors X
6.11 Pantry/Closet Doors X
6.12 Outlets/Wall Switches/Light Fixtures/Electrical X
6.13 Dishwasher X
6.14 Garbage Disposal/Food Waste Disposer X
6.15 Stove/Cooktop X
6.16 Oven(s) X
6.17 Built-In Microwave X
6.18 Kitchen Exhaust Fan/Hood X
6.19 Refrigerator X
Garbage Disposal/Food Waste Disposer Brand
BADGER
Dishwasher Brand
FRIGIDAIRE
Oven(s) Brand
KENMORE
Exhaust/Range Hood Brand
WHIRLPOOL
Built-In Microwave Brand
WHIRLPOOL
Refrigerator Brand
KENMORE
Stove/Cooktop Brand
KENMORE

The home inspector shall observe and operate the basic functions of the following kitchen appliances: permanently installed dishwasher, through its normal cycle; range, cook top, and permanently installed oven; trash compactor; garbage disposal; ventilation equipment or range hood; and permanently installed microwave oven. The home inspector is not required to observe: Clocks, timers, self-cleaning oven function, or thermostats for calibration or automatic operation; Non built-in appliances; or refrigeration units. The home inspector is not required to operate: appliances in use; or any appliance that is shut down or otherwise inoperable. Appliances were checked as a courtesy only (e.g. On/Off Only). No representation is made to the condition or life expectancy of the appliances. If future operation of the Appliances are suspect, a home or appliance warranty should be taken into consideration by the Buyer. Appliances are not part of this inspection process per the Standards of Practice. Note: Appliances are operated at the discretion of the Inspector.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations

7 - Laundry Area

IN NI NP O
7.1 Ceilings X
7.2 Walls X
7.3 Floor X
7.4 Closet Doors X
7.5 Windows X
7.6 Doors X
7.7 Outlets/Wall Switches/Light Fixtures/Electrical X
7.8 Laundry Sink/Utility Sink X
7.9 Washer X
7.10 Dryer X
7.11 Clothes Dryer Vent Piping X
7.12 Exhaust Fan X
7.13 Misc. X
Washer Brand
LG
Dryer Brand
LG
Washer Hoses Material
Stainless Steel Braided
Dryer Power Source
Gas Connection
Clothes Dryer Vent Material
Flexible Metal

The home inspector shall observe the laundry room area and its components. The home inspector may elect to operate the dryer. The home inspector is not required to: test the washer, the washer is not part of this inspection process. The home inspector is not required to operate: appliances in use; or any appliance that is shut down or otherwise inoperable. Appliances were checked as a courtesy only. No representation is made to the condition or life expectancy of the appliances. Appliances are not part of this inspection process per the Standards of Practice. Note: Appliances are operated at the discretion of the Inspector.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations

8 - Bathroom(s)

IN NI NP O
8.1 Ceiling X
8.2 Walls X
8.3 Floor X
8.4 Windows X
8.5 Doors X
8.6 Counters and Cabinets X
8.7 Plumbing Water Supply Lines and Faucets X
8.8 Plumbing Drain Lines X
8.9 Outlets/Wall Switches/Light Fixtures/Electrical X
8.10 Exhaust fan(s) X
8.11 Sink(s) X
8.12 Toilet(s) X X
8.13 Tub/Shower Area(s) X
Shower/Tub Area(s)
Fiberglass/Plastic, Tile
Exhaust Fans
Fan with Light, Fan/Heat/Light

The home inspector shall observe: Walls, ceiling, and floors; Counters and a representative number of installed cabinets; and A representative number of doors and windows. The home inspector shall: Operate a representative number of windows and interior doors; and Report signs of abnormal or harmful water penetration into the building or signs of abnormal or harmful condensation on building components. The home inspector is not required to observe: Paint, wallpaper, and other finish treatments on the interior walls, ceilings, and floors; Carpeting; or Draperies, blinds, or other window treatments. The home inspector is not required to inspect: the coatings on and the hermetic seals between panes of window glass (bad seals on thermo-pane windows).

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
Credit
Comment
8.12.1 - Toilet(s)

Toilet Loose
2nd Floor

2nd Floor Hallway Bathroom toilet was loose, recommend proper repairs by a qualified/licensed professional plumber.
Pipes Plumbing Contractor

9 - Interior Room(s)

IN NI NP O
9.1 Ceilings X
9.2 Walls X
9.3 Floors X
9.4 Windows X
9.5 Doors X
9.6 Outlets/Wall Switches/Light Fixtures/Electrical X
9.7 Closets X
9.8 Ceiling Fan(s) X
9.9 Heat Source X
9.10 Cooling Source X
9.11 2nd Floor/Lower Level; Staircase/Handrails/Railings X X
9.12 Interior Room(s) View(s) X
9.13 Misc. X
Ceiling Material
Drywall
Wall Material
Drywall
Floor Covering
Carpet, Hardwood, Tile
Interior Doors
Hollow Core Wood
Window Types
Thermo-panes/Insulated Glass, Double-Hung, Sliders

The home inspector shall observe: Walls, ceiling, and floors; Steps, stairways, balconies, and railings; Counters and a representative number of installed cabinets; and A representative number of doors and windows. The home inspector shall: Operate a representative number of windows and interior doors; and Report signs of abnormal or harmful water penetration into the building or signs of abnormal or harmful condensation on building components. The home inspector is not required to observe: Paint, wallpaper, and other finish treatments on the interior walls, ceilings, and floors; Carpeting; or Draperies, blinds, or other window treatments. The home inspector is not required to inspect: the coatings on and the hermetic seals between panes of window glass (bad seals on thermo-pane windows).

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
Credit
Comment
9.11.1 - 2nd Floor/Lower Level; Staircase/Handrails/Railings

H/R Loose

2nd floor staircase handrail(s) was loose, recommend proper repairs.
Hammer Carpentry Contractor

10 - Attic, Insulation & Ventillation

IN NI NP O
10.1 Attic Roof Sheathing X
10.2 Attic Trusses / Rafters X
10.3 Attic Wall(s) X
10.4 Attic Insulation X
10.5 Attic Ventilation X
10.6 Exhaust Fans (Bathrooms & Kitchen) X
10.7 Visible Electric/Wiring in Attic X
10.8 Misc. X
Attic Access
Scuttlehole - Bedroom Hallway
Method Used to Observe Attic
From Attic Access Panel
Roof Sheathing
Flakeboard (OSB Board)
Roof Structure
Trusses
Roof Ventilation
Adequate, Top Vents, Soffit Vent Air Baffles/Channel Vents Present
Attic Insulation
Batts, Fiberglass
Exhaust Fans Vented to Exterior
Yes - Dedicated discharges on the exterior of the home
FYI...Attic Views

The home inspector shall observe: the attic, roof sheathing, framing, ventilation, insulation, and signs of leaks or abnormal condensation on building components. The home inspector shall: Describe the type of attic materials; and report the methods used to observe the attic area. The home inspector is not required to: Walk in the attic area; or Observe attached accessories including but not limited to solar systems, antennae, and lightning arrestors.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations

11 - Basement/Lower Level

IN NI NP O
11.1 Basement Staircase X
11.2 Foundation Walls/Basement X X
11.3 Basement Floor X
11.4 Basement Drainage/Sump Pump X
11.5 Support Columns/Piers/Girders X
11.6 Joists/Trusses X
11.7 Sub-Floor/Basement Ceiling X
11.8 Outlets/Wall Switches/Light Fixtures/Electrical X X
11.9 Basement Window(s) X X
11.10 Misc. X
Foundation Walls
Poured Concrete
Basement Floor
Poured Concrete
Support Columns/Piers/Girders
Steel
Joists
TJI-Joists

The Home Inspector shall: observe structural components including foundations, floors, walls, columns or piers. The home inspector shall describe: the type of Foundation, floor structure, wall structure, columns or piers, ceiling structure. The home inspector shall: Probe structural components where deterioration is suspected; Enter under floor crawl spaces, basements, and attic spaces except when access is obstructed, when entry could damage the property, or when dangerous or adverse situations are suspected; Report the methods used to observe under floor crawl spaces and attics; and Report signs of abnormal or harmful water penetration into the building or signs of abnormal or harmful condensation on building components. The home inspector is not required to: Enter any area or perform any procedure that may damage the property or its components or be dangerous to or adversely effect the health of the home inspector or other persons.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
Credit
Comment
11.2.1 - Foundation Walls/Basement

Patchwork present

Foundation wall(s) have an epoxy/urethane injection/patchwork completed, recommend inquiring with current owner if warranty paperwork is available and transferrable.
Mag glass Monitor
Credit
Comment
11.8.1 - Outlets/Wall Switches/Light Fixtures/Electrical

Exposed romex

Exposed romex located below grade in basement area is not a recommended practice, recommend proper repairs.
Electric Electrical Contractor
Credit
Comment
11.9.1 - Basement Window(s)

Escape Ladder

Recommend escape ladder is installed in fire-escape window well for emergency egress Basement window.
Wrench DIY

12 - Plumbing System

IN NI NP O
12.1 Water Heater X
12.2 Flues/Vents (for Water Heater) X
12.3 Plumbing Water Supply and Distribution Systems and Fixtures X
12.4 Plumbing Drain, Waste and Vent Systems X
12.5 Main Fuel/Shut-Off X
12.6 Main Water Shut-Off X
12.7 Main Sewer Clean-Out (Cap) X
12.8 Sanitary/Ejector Pump X
12.9 Misc. X
Water Heater Manufacturer
RICHMOND
Water Heater Capacity
50 Gallons
Water Heater Energy Source
Gas
Approx. Age of Water Heater
8 Years
Water Heater Average Life Expectancy
8-12 Years
Number of Water Heater(s)
One
Water Heater Location
Basement
Water Source
Public
Plumbing Water Supply (Into Home)
Copper
Plumbing Water Distribution (Inside Home)
Copper
Sewer System
Public
Plumbing Waste Line
PVC
Main Plumbing/Waste (Sewer) Clean-Out
Acccessible - Yes
Water Filters
None
Main Fuel/Shut-Off: Gas Shut Off Valve

FYI...main gas shut off valve(s) at exterior meter.

Main Water Shut-Off: FYI...main water shut off valve(s).
Main Sewer Clean-Out (Cap): FYI...Main Sewer Clean-Out

FYI...main sewer clean-out cap/access.

The home inspector shall observe: Interior water supply and distribution system, including: piping materials, supports, and insulation; fixtures and faucets; functional flow; leaks; and cross connections; Interior drain, waste, and vent system, including: traps; drain, waste, and vent piping; piping supports and pipe insulation; leaks; and functional drainage; Hot water systems including: water heating equipment; normal operating controls; automatic safety controls; and chimneys, flues, and vents; Fuel storage and distribution systems including: interior fuel storage equipment, supply piping, venting, and supports; leaks; and Sump pumps. The home inspector shall describe: Water supply and distribution piping materials; Drain, waste, and vent piping materials; Water heating equipment; and Location of main water supply shutoff device. If future operation of the Water Heater/Plumbing System are suspect, a Home Warranty should be taken into consideration by the Buyer. The home inspector shall: operate all plumbing fixtures, including their faucets and all exterior faucets attached to the house, except where the flow end of the faucet is connected to an appliance. The home inspector is not required to: Determine if blockage exists in underground or concealed main sewer systems. Turn on main water valves. State the effectiveness of anti-siphon devices; Determine whether water supply and waste disposal systems are public or private; Operate automatic safety controls; Operate any valve except water closet flush valves, fixture faucets, and hose faucets; Observe: Water conditioning systems; Fire and lawn sprinkler systems; On-site water supply quantity and quality; On-site waste disposal systems; Irrigation systems; Spas, except as to functional flow and functional drainage; Swimming pools; Solar water heating equipment; or Observe the system for proper sizing, design, or use of proper materials. The home inspector is not required to inspect well and septic systems. Additional Buyer Information: CLAY SEWER LINES; are prone to root growth due to the connections not being completely sealed. Cabling the sewer on an annual basis is helpful for Clay sewer lines to help keep the roots under control and prevent sewer back-ups. CAST IRON and PVC SEWER LINES; are sealed at the connections and should not allow roots into the line unless they are damaged. Roots in Cast Iron and PVC will generally warrant repair of the damaged area but they can be managed with a foaming root killer (e.g. Root-X) to help prolong the life of the sewer. This is only considered a temporary solution because repair will ultimately be required (especially with Cast Iron). Cast Iron and Clay were used for almost all sewer lines until around the 1980's when PVC became the material of choice for most plumbers.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations

13 - HVAC- Heating System(s)

IN NI NP O
13.1 Heating Equipment X
13.2 Flues/Vents (for Heating Systems) X
13.3 Normal Operating Controls (Thermostats & Service Switches) X
13.4 Automatic Safety Controls (Shut Off Switch at Blower Compartment Panel) X
13.5 Distribution Systems (including fans, pumps, ducts and piping, with supports, insulation, air filters, registers, radiators, baseboards, fan coil units.) X
13.6 Heat Source Visible in Each Room X
Heating System Manufacturer
GOODMAN
Heating Equipment Type
Forced Air Furnace
Heating System Energy Source
Gas
Approx. Age of Furnace
3 Years
Furnace Average Life Expectancy
15-20 Years
Number of Heating Systems
One
Filter Type
Disposable
Filter Size
16x25x1
Distribution Systems (including fans, pumps, ducts and piping, with supports, insulation, air filters, registers, radiators, baseboards, fan coil units.): Filter Placement

FYI...furnace filter placement.

The home inspector shall: observe permanently installed heating and cooling systems including: Heating equipment; Cooling Equipment that is central to home; Normal operating controls; Automatic safety controls; Chimneys, flues, and vents, where readily visible; Solid fuel heating devices; Heat distribution systems including fans, pumps, ducts and piping, with supports, insulation, air filters, registers, radiators, fan coil units, convectors; and the presence of an installed heat source in each room. The home inspector shall describe: Energy source; and Heating equipment and distribution type. The home inspector shall operate the systems using normal operating controls. The home inspector shall open readily openable access panels provided by the manufacturer or installer for routine homeowner maintenance. The home inspector is not required to: Inspect heat exchangers; Operate heating systems when weather conditions or other circumstances may cause equipment damage; Operate automatic safety controls; Ignite or extinguish solid fuel fires; or Observe: The interior of flues; Fireplace insert flue connections; Humidifiers; Electronic air filters; or The uniformity or adequacy of heat supply to the various rooms. If future operation of the HVAC System are suspect, a Home Warranty should be taken into consideration by the Buyer.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations

14 - HVAC- Cooling System(s)

IN NI NP O
14.1 Cooling Equipment (Central A/C Unit) X
14.2 A/C Refrigeration Lines X
14.3 Normal Operating Controls (Thermostats & Services Switches) X
14.4 Automatic Safety Controls (Shut Off Switch at Blower Compartment Panel) X
14.5 Distribution Systems (including fans, pumps, ducts and piping, with supports, insulation, air filters, registers, radiators, fan coil units and convectors) X
14.6 Cooling Source Visible in Each Room X
Cooling System Manufacturer
GOODMAN
Cooling Equipment Type
Central Air Conditioning (A/C) Unit
Cooling System Energy Source
Electric
Max Fuse/Breaker Capacity
30 AMP
Approx. Age of A/C System
8 Years
A/C Average Life Expectancy
15-20 Years
Number of A/C Units
One

The home inspector shall: observe permanently installed heating and cooling systems including: Heating equipment; Cooling Equipment that is central to home; Normal operating controls; Automatic safety controls; Chimneys, flues, and vents, where readily visible; Solid fuel heating devices; Heat distribution systems including fans, pumps, ducts and piping, with supports, insulation, air filters, registers, radiators, fan coil units, convectors; and the presence of an installed heat source in each room. The home inspector shall describe: Energy source; and Heating equipment and distribution type. The home inspector shall operate the systems using normal operating controls. The home inspector shall open readily openable access panels provided by the manufacturer or installer for routine homeowner maintenance. The home inspector is not required to: Inspect heat exchangers; Operate heating systems when weather conditions or other circumstances may cause equipment damage; Operate automatic safety controls; Ignite or extinguish solid fuel fires; or Observe: The interior of flues; Fireplace insert flue connections; Humidifiers; Electronic air filters; or The uniformity or adequacy of heat supply to the various rooms. If future operation of the HVAC System are suspect, a Home Warranty should be taken into consideration by the Buyer.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations

15 - Electrical System

IN NI NP O
15.1 Service Entrance Conductors X
15.2 Main Electrical Panel(s). X
15.3 Location of Main and Distribution Panels X
15.4 Electrical Panel(s) Branch Wiring X X
15.5 Sub Electrical Panel(s) X
15.6 Connected Devices, Outlets, Switches and Fixtures (Observed from a representative number operation of ceiling fans, lighting fixtures, switches and receptacles located inside the house, garage, and on the dwelling's exterior walls) X
15.7 GFCI Receptacles (Exteriors, Garages, Accessory Buildings, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Unfinished Basements, Crawl Spaces X
15.8 Misc. X
15.9 Smoke Detectors X
15.10 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X
Electrical Service Conductors
Below Ground
Electric Panel(s) Manufacturer
SQUARE D
Panel Type
Circuit Breakers
Panel Capacity
200 AMP
Main Wiring
#2/0 Copper (200 AMP)
Main Fuse/Breaker Capacity
200 AMP
Branch Wiring
Copper
A/C Fuse/Breaker Size
30 AMP
Wiring Methods
Conduit
Smoke Detectors: Smoke Detectors OK

Smoke detectors were present at time of inspection.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Carbon Monoxide Detectors OK

Carbon monoxide detector(s) were present at time of inspection.

Location of Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Location
Basement

The home inspector shall observe: Service entrance conductors; Service equipment, grounding equipment, main over current device, and main and distribution panels; Amperage and voltage ratings of the service; Branch circuit conductors, their over current devices, and the compatibility of their ampacities and voltages; The operation of a representative number of installed ceiling fans, lighting fixtures, switches and receptacles located inside the house, garage, and on the dwelling's exterior walls; The polarity and grounding of all receptacles within six feet of interior plumbing fixtures, and all accessible receptacles in the garage, and on the exterior of inspected structures; The operation of ground fault circuit interrupters; and Smoke detectors. The home inspector shall describe: Service amperage and voltage; Service entry conductor materials; Service type as being overhead or underground; and Location of main and distribution panels. The home inspector shall report any observed aluminum branch circuit wiring. The home inspector shall report on presence or absence of smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors, operate their test function, if accessible, except when detectors are part of a central/security system. The home inspector is not required to: remove outlets switches, or their cover plates; Insert any tool, probe, or testing device inside the panels; Test or operate any over current device except ground fault circuit interrupters; Dismantle any electrical device or control other than to remove the covers of the main and auxiliary distribution panels; or Observe: Low voltage systems; Security system devices, heat detectors; Telephone, security, cable TV, intercoms, or other ancillary wiring that is not a part of the primary electrical distribution system; or Built-in vacuum equipment.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations