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1234 Main St.
West Linn, OR 97068
12/15/2019 9:00AM

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agent

Agent Name

Agency Name
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Maintenance reminder or optional upgrade
19
Marginal - possible improvements or needs maintenance
3
Defective or safety hazard

1 - Inspection Details

Entrance/Front Faces
West
In Attendance
Client, Client's Agent
Occupancy
Occupied, Furnished
Type of Building
Single-Family
Temperature (F)
60s
Weather Conditions
Clear

812-008-0200 - Standards of Behavior and Standards of Practice 


OAR 812-008-0201 sets forth the standards of behavior of Oregon certified home inspectors. OAR 812-008-0202 through 812-008-0214 of this rule set forth the minimum standards of practice required by Oregon certified home inspector. 


812-008-0202 - Contracts and Reports 

(1) Home inspections undertaken according to division 8 shall be based solely on the property conditions, as observed at the time of the home inspection.
(2) Oregon certified home inspectors shall:
(a) Provide a written inspection contract, signed by both the Oregon certified home inspector and client, prior to completing a home inspection that shall:
(A) State that the home inspection is in accordance with standards and practices set forth in division 8 of OAR chapter 812;
(B) Describe the services provided and their cost;
(C) State where the planned inspection differs from the standard home inspection categories as set forth in OAR 812-008- 0205 through 812-008-0214; and
(D) Conspicuously state whether the home inspection includes a wood destroying organism inspection and if such inspection is available for a fee.
(E) For the purpose of this rule, a home inspection shall be deemed completed when the initial written inspection report is delivered.
(b) Observe readily visible and accessible installed systems and components listed as part of a home inspection as defined by these rules unless excluded pursuant to these rules in OAR 812- 008-0200 through 812-008-0214; and
(c) Submit a written report to the client that shall:
(A) Describe those systems and components as set forth in OAR 812-008-0205 through 812-008-0214;
(B) Record in the report each item listed in OAR 812-008- 0205 through 812-008-0214 and indicate whether or not the property inspected was satisfactory with regard to each item of inspection; it will not be sufficient to satisfy subsection (2)(c) of this rule that the certified home inspector prepare a report listing only deficiencies;
(C) State whether any inspected systems or components do not function as intended, allowing for normal wear and tear; and how, if at all, the habitability of the dwelling is affected;
(D) State the inspectors recommendation to monitor, evaluate, repair, replace or other appropriate action;
(E) State the Construction Contractors Board license number of the business and the name, certification number and signature of the person undertaking the inspection; and
(F) Include on the first page of the contract and on the first page of the report, in bold-faced, capitalized type and in at least 12 point font, the following statement: THIS REPORT IS INTENDED ONLY FOR THE USE OF THE PERSON PURCHASING THE HOME INSPECTION SERVICES. NO OTHER PERSON, INCLUDING A PURCHASER OF THE INSPECTED PROPERTY WHO DID NOT PURCHASE THE HOME INSPECTION SERVICES, MAY RELY UPON ANY REPRESENTATION MADE IN THE REPORT.
(d) Submit to each customer at the time the contract is signed a copy of Home Inspection Consumer Notice.
(3) Division 8 does not limit Oregon certified home inspectors from reporting observations and conditions or rendering opinions of items in addition to those required in division 8. 


812-008-0201 - Standards of Behavior 

(1) An Oregon certified home inspector shall not:
(a) Engage in dishonest or fraudulent conduct or undertake activities that are injurious to the welfare of the public, which result in injury or damage to another person.
(b) Disclose any information about the results of an inspection without the approval of the client for whom the inspection was undertaken.
(c) Accept compensation or any other consideration from more than one interested party for the same service without the consent of all interested parties.
(d) Directly or indirectly compensate realty agents, or other parties having a financial interest in closing or settlement of real estate transactions, for the referral of inspections or for inclusion on a list of recommended inspectors, preferred providers or similar arrangements. This paragraph is not intended to prohibit any discount, credit or add-on service made directly to an inspectors client.
(e) Accept financial or other consideration, such as material or equipment, from suppliers for suggesting the use of, or promoting a specific product in the course of performing an inspection.
(f) Accept compensation, directly or indirectly, for recommending contractors, services, or products to inspection clients or other parties having an interest in inspected properties.
(g) Inspect properties under contingent arrangements whereby any compensation or future referrals are dependent on reported findings or on the sale of a property.
(h) Express, within the context of an inspection, an appraisal or opinion of the market value of the inspected property.
(i) Allow his or her interest in any business to affect the quality or results of inspection work that the Oregon certified home inspector may be called upon to undertake.
(j) Misrepresent any matters to the public.
(2) Opinions expressed by Oregon certified home inspectors shall only be based on their education, experience, and physical evidence observed by the inspector.
(3) Before the execution of a contract to undertake a home inspection, an Oregon certified home inspector shall disclose to the client any interest in a business that may affect the client.
(4) Nothing in OAR 812-008-0201 shall prohibit a business offering home inspection services from advertising services or for the purpose of recruiting employees and personnel. All such advertisements shall not be misleading or deceptive. A business shall not advertise home inspection services unless the business is properly licensed.
 
812-008-0202 - Contracts and Reports 

(1) Home inspections undertaken according to division 8 shall be based solely on the property conditions, as observed at the time of the home inspection.
(2) Oregon certified home inspectors shall:
(a) Provide a written inspection contract, signed by both the Oregon certified home inspector and client, prior to completing a home inspection that shall:
(A) State that the home inspection is in accordance with standards and practices set forth in division 8 of OAR chapter 812;
(B) Describe the services provided and their cost;
(C) State where the planned inspection differs from the standard home inspection categories as set forth in OAR 812-008- 0205 through 812-008-0214; and
(D) Conspicuously state whether the home inspection includes a wood destroying organism inspection and if such inspection is available for a fee.
(E) For the purpose of this rule, a home inspection shall be deemed completed when the initial written inspection report is delivered.
(b) Observe readily visible and accessible installed systems and components listed as part of a home inspection as defined by these rules unless excluded pursuant to these rules in OAR 812- 008-0200 through 812-008-0214; and
(c) Submit a written report to the client that shall:
(A) Describe those systems and components as set forth in OAR 812-008-0205 through 812-008-0214;
(B) Record in the report each item listed in OAR 812-008- 0205 through 812-008-0214 and indicate whether or not the property inspected was satisfactory with regard to each item of inspection; it will not be sufficient to satisfy subsection (2)(c) of this rule that the certified home inspector prepare a report listing only deficiencies;
(C) State whether any inspected systems or components do not function as intended, allowing for normal wear and tear; and how, if at all, the habitability of the dwelling is affected;
(D) State the inspectors recommendation to monitor, evaluate, repair, replace or other appropriate action;
(E) State the Construction Contractors Board license number of the business and the name, certification number and signature of the person undertaking the inspection; and
(F) Include on the first page of the contract and on the first page of the report, in bold-faced, capitalized type and in at least 12 point font, the following statement: THIS REPORT IS INTENDED ONLY FOR THE USE OF THE PERSON PURCHASING THE HOME INSPECTION SERVICES. NO OTHER PERSON, INCLUDING A PURCHASER OF THE INSPECTED PROPERTY WHO DID NOT PURCHASE THE HOME INSPECTION SERVICES, MAY RELY UPON ANY REPRESENTATION MADE IN THE REPORT.
(d) Submit to each customer at the time the contract is signed a copy of Home Inspection Consumer Notice.
(3) Division 8 does not limit Oregon certified home inspectors from reporting observations and conditions or rendering opinions of items in addition to those required in division 8.

(4) All written reports, bids, contracts, and an individuals business cards shall include the Oregon certified home inspectors certification number.

812-008-0203 - General Limitations 

(1) Inspections undertaken in accordance with division 8 are visual and are not technically exhaustive.
(2) Residential structures and appurtenances thereto are defined in ORS chapter 701.005 and OAR chapter 812-008-0020.


812-008-0204 General Exclusions 

(1) Oregon certified home inspectors are not required to report on:
(a) Life expectancy of any component or system;
(b) The causes of the need for a repair;
(c) The methods, materials, and costs of corrections;
(d) The suitability of the property for any specialized use;
(e) Compliance or non-compliance with codes, ordinances, statutes, regulatory requirements or restrictions;
(f) The advisability or inadvisability of purchase of the property;
(g) The presence or absence of pests such as wood damaging organisms, rodents, or insects;
(h) Cosmetic items, underground items, or items not permanently installed; or
(i) Detached structures.
(2) Oregon certified home inspectors are not required to:
(a) Offer or undertake any act or service contrary to law;
(b) Offer warranties or guarantees of any kind;
(c) Offer to undertake engineering, architectural, plumbing, electrical or any other job function requiring an occupational license in the jurisdiction where the inspection is taking place, unless the Oregon certified home inspector holds a valid occupational license, in which case the Oregon certified home inspector may inform the client that the home inspector is so certified, and is therefore qualified to go beyond division 8 and undertake additional inspections beyond those within the scope of the basic inspection;
(d) Calculate the strength, adequacy, or efficiency of any system or component;
(e) Enter any area, undertake any procedure that may damage the property or its components, or be dangerous to the Oregon certified home inspector or other persons;
(f) Operate any system or component that is shut down or otherwise inoperable;
(g) Operate any system or component that does not respond to normal operating controls;
(h) Disturb insulation, move personal items, panels, furniture, equipment, plant life, soil, snow, ice, or debris that obstructs access or visibility;
(i) Determine the presence or absence of any suspected adverse environmental condition or hazardous substance, including but not limited to toxins, carcinogens, noise or contaminants in the building or soil, water, and air;
(j) Determine the effectiveness of any system installed to control or remove suspected hazardous substances;
(k) Predict future condition, including but not limited to failure of components;
(l) Project operating costs of components;
(2) The Oregon certified home inspector shall report the method used to observe the roofing and components.
(m) Evaluate acoustical characteristics of any system or component;
(n) Observe special equipment or accessories that are not listed as components to be observed in division 8; or
(o) Identify presence of odors or their source;


2 - Roof

Coverings: Roofing Material
Dimensional Asphalt Shingle
Coverings: Approximate Age
17 - 19 Years Old
Coverings: Roof Type/Style
Gable
Coverings: Approximate Number of Layers
One
Roof Penetrations, Valleys, and Flashings: Electrical Mast
Underground Utilities
Roof Penetrations, Valleys, and Flashings: Flashing Material
Metal
Chimney: Chimney Flashing
Metal
Chimney: Flue and Flue Cap
Metal
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Metal
Roof Drainage Systems: Downspout Material
Metal
Roof Penetrations, Valleys, and Flashings: Valley Material
Asphalt Shingle
Chimney: Chimney
Mounted on Side of Structure
Roof Drainage Systems: Leader/Extension
Underground, Rainwater Cleanout
Inspection Method
On Roof
Roof Penetrations, Valleys, and Flashings: Roof Vents
Plastic, Metal Appliance Venting
Roof Penetrations, Valleys, and Flashings: Plumbing Vents
Metal and Rubber, Plastic and Rubber

812-008-0207 - Roofing 

(1) The Oregon certified home inspector shall observe and describe:
(a) Roof coverings;
(b) Roof drainage systems;
(c) Flashings;
(d) Skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations; and
(e) Signs of leaks or abnormal condensation on building components.


812-008-0204 General Exclusions 

(1) Oregon certified home inspectors are not required to report on:
(a) Life expectancy of any component or system;
(b) The causes of the need for a repair;
(c) The methods, materials, and costs of corrections;
(d) The suitability of the property for any specialized use;
(e) Compliance or non-compliance with codes, ordinances, statutes, regulatory requirements or restrictions;
(f) The advisability or inadvisability of purchase of the property;
(g) The presence or absence of pests such as wood damaging organisms, rodents, or insects;
(h) Cosmetic items, underground items, or items not permanently installed; or
(i) Detached structures.
(2) Oregon certified home inspectors are not required to:
(a) Offer or undertake any act or service contrary to law;
(b) Offer warranties or guarantees of any kind;
(c) Offer to undertake engineering, architectural, plumbing, electrical or any other job function requiring an occupational license in the jurisdiction where the inspection is taking place, unless the Oregon certified home inspector holds a valid occupational license, in which case the Oregon certified home inspector may inform the client that the home inspector is so certified, and is therefore qualified to go beyond division 8 and undertake additional inspections beyond those within the scope of the basic inspection;
(d) Calculate the strength, adequacy, or efficiency of any system or component;
(e) Enter any area, undertake any procedure that may damage the property or its components, or be dangerous to the Oregon certified home inspector or other persons;
(f) Operate any system or component that is shut down or otherwise inoperable;
(g) Operate any system or component that does not respond to normal operating controls;
(h) Disturb insulation, move personal items, panels, furniture, equipment, plant life, soil, snow, ice, or debris that obstructs access or visibility;
(i) Determine the presence or absence of any suspected adverse environmental condition or hazardous substance, including but not limited to toxins, carcinogens, noise or contaminants in the building or soil, water, and air;
(j) Determine the effectiveness of any system installed to control or remove suspected hazardous substances;
(k) Predict future condition, including but not limited to failure of components;
(l) Project operating costs of components;
(2) The Oregon certified home inspector shall report the method used to observe the roofing and components.
(m) Evaluate acoustical characteristics of any system or component;
(n) Observe special equipment or accessories that are not listed as components to be observed in division 8; or
(o) Identify presence of odors or their source;

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2.1.1 - Coverings

Maintenance Tip - Moss/Debris

Maintenance Tip:  We recommend cleaning the roof twice a year to remove debris and moss; otherwise, the roof could age and fail prematurely.  Do not use power-washers or stiff brushes when cleaning your roof.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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2.1.2 - Coverings

Fasteners - Exposed

Some roof fasteners were exposed, which can lead to leaking. Recommend re-evaluation and repair by a licensed roofing contractor. 

Roof Roofing Professional
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Comment
2.1.3 - Coverings

Fasteners - Improper/Incomplete Nailing

Roof coverings showed signs of improper installation and fastening. Recommend re-evaluation and repair by a qualified roofing contractor.. 

Roof Roofing Professional
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2.1.4 - Coverings

Repair Noted

There is a section with excessive tar. Suspected repair was made at one point. Recommend re-evaluation from a licensed roofing contractor and explanation from the seller.

Roof Roofing Professional

3 - Attic

Roof Structure & Attic: Type
Gable
Roof Structure & Attic: Attic/Roof Structure
2x4, Trusses
Roof Structure & Attic: Sheathing Material
OSB
Attic Insulation: Insulation Depth
12-14
Electric: Electric (Switches, Outlets, Fixtures)
110 VAC, Light
Evidence of Moisture: Evidence of Moisture
None appears present at the time of inspection
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Loose-fill
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Passive, Roof Vents, Soffit Vents
Inspection Method: Inspection Method
In the Attic
Ventilation: Bathroom and Kitchen Venting
Outside, Appears Proper

812-008-0213 - Insulation and Ventilation 

(1) The Oregon certified home inspector shall observe and describe:
(a) Insulation and vapor retarders/barriers in unfinished spaces;
(b) Ventilation of attics and foundation areas;
(c) Kitchen, bathroom, and laundry venting systems; and
(d) The operation of any readily accessible attic ventilation fan, and when the temperature permits, the operation of any readily accessible thermostatic control.
(e) Absence of insulation in unfinished space adjacent to heated living areas.
(2) The Oregon certified home inspector is not required to report on:
(a) Concealed insulation and vapor retarders;
(b) Venting equipment that is integral with household appliances; or
(c) Thermal efficiency ratings.


812-008-0204 General Exclusions 

(1) Oregon certified home inspectors are not required to report on:
(a) Life expectancy of any component or system;
(b) The causes of the need for a repair;
(c) The methods, materials, and costs of corrections;
(d) The suitability of the property for any specialized use;
(e) Compliance or non-compliance with codes, ordinances, statutes, regulatory requirements or restrictions;
(f) The advisability or inadvisability of purchase of the property;
(g) The presence or absence of pests such as wood damaging organisms, rodents, or insects;
(h) Cosmetic items, underground items, or items not permanently installed; or
(i) Detached structures.
(2) Oregon certified home inspectors are not required to:
(a) Offer or undertake any act or service contrary to law;
(b) Offer warranties or guarantees of any kind;
(c) Offer to undertake engineering, architectural, plumbing, electrical or any other job function requiring an occupational license in the jurisdiction where the inspection is taking place, unless the Oregon certified home inspector holds a valid occupational license, in which case the Oregon certified home inspector may inform the client that the home inspector is so certified, and is therefore qualified to go beyond division 8 and undertake additional inspections beyond those within the scope of the basic inspection;
(d) Calculate the strength, adequacy, or efficiency of any system or component;
(e) Enter any area, undertake any procedure that may damage the property or its components, or be dangerous to the Oregon certified home inspector or other persons;
(f) Operate any system or component that is shut down or otherwise inoperable;
(g) Operate any system or component that does not respond to normal operating controls;
(h) Disturb insulation, move personal items, panels, furniture, equipment, plant life, soil, snow, ice, or debris that obstructs access or visibility;
(i) Determine the presence or absence of any suspected adverse environmental condition or hazardous substance, including but not limited to toxins, carcinogens, noise or contaminants in the building or soil, water, and air;
(j) Determine the effectiveness of any system installed to control or remove suspected hazardous substances;
(k) Predict future condition, including but not limited to failure of components;
(l) Project operating costs of components;
(2) The Oregon certified home inspector shall report the method used to observe the roofing and components.
(m) Evaluate acoustical characteristics of any system or component;
(n) Observe special equipment or accessories that are not listed as components to be observed in division 8; or
(o) Identify presence of odors or their source;

4 - Exterior

Grading and Vegetation: Vegetation
Trees, Shrubs
Grading and Vegetation: Crawlspace Vents
Present
Driveway, Walkways, Stairs/Steps, Patios, Decks/Balconies: Driveway Material
Concrete
Driveway, Walkways, Stairs/Steps, Patios, Decks/Balconies: Walkways
Concrete, Gravel, Earth, Wood
Driveway, Walkways, Stairs/Steps, Patios, Decks/Balconies: Steps/Stairs
Concrete
Driveway, Walkways, Stairs/Steps, Patios, Decks/Balconies: Front Patio
Concrete
Driveway, Walkways, Stairs/Steps, Patios, Decks/Balconies: Decks and Balconies
Wood
Siding, Trim, and Flashing: Flashing Material
Metal
Eaves, Soffits & Fascia: Eaves, Soffits, and Fascia Material
Wood
Exterior Venting: Dryer, Kitchen, Bathroom Venting
Appears Acceptable, Present
Electric: Exterior Electic
110 VAC, Surface Mounted Lights, Spa Hook-Up
Hose Bibs: Hose Bibs
Rotary with Anti-Siphon
Hose Bibs: Static Water Pressure
Appears Normal
Fencing and Retaining Walls: Fencing Type
Wood
Windows and Exterior Doors: Windows
Vinyl
Windows and Exterior Doors: Window Screens
Metal Frame with Vinyl Screen
Windows and Exterior Doors: Doorbell
Hard Wired, Ring
Windows and Exterior Doors: Exterior Entry Door
Composite
Windows and Exterior Doors: Exterior Back Door(s)
Vinyl Glass Slider
Grading and Vegetation: Grading
Moderate Slope
Driveway, Walkways, Stairs/Steps, Patios, Decks/Balconies: Back Patio
Concrete
Siding, Trim, and Flashing: Siding and Trim Material
Fiber Cement, Wood, Brick Veneer
Fencing and Retaining Walls: Retaining Wall
Block, Concrete, Rock
Driveway, Walkways, Stairs/Steps, Patios, Decks/Balconies: Deck - Restricted Access, Built at Grade

The inspector could not access/inspect the underside of the deck.

812-008-0206 - Exterior and Site 

(1) The Oregon certified home inspector shall observe and describe:
(a) Wall cladding, flashings, and trim;
(b) Entryway doors and all windows;
(c) Garage door operators;
(d) Attached decks, balconies, stoops, steps, areaways, porches, and applicable railings;
(e) Eaves, soffits, and fascias; and
(f) Vegetation, grading, drainage, driveways, patios, walkways, and retaining walls with respect to their effect on the condition of the building that adversely affect the structure.
(2) The Oregon certified home inspector shall:
(a) Operate all entryway doors and a representative number of windows;
(b) Operate garage doors manually or by using permanently installed controls for any garage door opener; and
(c) Report whether or not any garage door opener will automatically reverse or stop when meeting reasonable resistance during closing, or reverse with appropriately installed optical sensor system.
(3) The Oregon certified home inspector is not required to observe:
(a) Storm windows, storm doors, screening, shutters, and awnings;
(b) Garage door operator remote control transmitters;
(c) Soil or geological conditions, site engineering, property boundaries, encroachments, or easements;
(d) Recreational facilities (including spas, saunas, steambaths, swimming pools, decorative water features, tennis courts, playground equipment, and other exercise, entertainment, or athletic facilities); or
(e) Detached buildings or structures;
(f) Fences or privacy walls;
(g) Ownership fencing, privacy walls, retaining walls; or (h) Condition of trees, shrubs, or vegetation. 


812-008-0204 General Exclusions 

(1) Oregon certified home inspectors are not required to report on:
(a) Life expectancy of any component or system;
(b) The causes of the need for a repair;
(c) The methods, materials, and costs of corrections;
(d) The suitability of the property for any specialized use;
(e) Compliance or non-compliance with codes, ordinances,
statutes, regulatory requirements or restrictions;
(f) The advisability or inadvisability of purchase of the
property;
(g) The presence or absence of pests such as wood
damaging organisms, rodents, or insects;
(h) Cosmetic items, underground items, or items not
permanently installed; or
(i) Detached structures.
(2) Oregon certified home inspectors are not required to:
(a) Offer or undertake any act or service contrary to law;
(b) Offer warranties or guarantees of any kind;
(c) Offer to undertake engineering, architectural, plumbing,
electrical or any other job function requiring an occupational license in the jurisdiction where the inspection is taking place, unless the Oregon certified home inspector holds a valid occupational license, in which case the Oregon certified home inspector may inform the client that the home inspector is so certified, and is therefore qualified to go beyond division 8 and undertake additional inspections beyond those within the scope of the basic inspection;
(d) Calculate the strength, adequacy, or efficiency of any system or component;
(e) Enter any area, undertake any procedure that may damage the property or its components, or be dangerous to the Oregon certified home inspector or other persons;
(f) Operate any system or component that is shut down or otherwise inoperable;
(g) Operate any system or component that does not respond to normal operating controls;
(h) Disturb insulation, move personal items, panels, furniture, equipment, plant life, soil, snow, ice, or debris that obstructs access or visibility;
(i) Determine the presence or absence of any suspected adverse environmental condition or hazardous substance, including but not limited to toxins, carcinogens, noise or contaminants in the building or soil, water, and air;
(j) Determine the effectiveness of any system installed to control or remove suspected hazardous substances;
(k) Predict future condition, including but not limited to failure of components;
(l) Project operating costs of components;
(2) The Oregon certified home inspector shall report the method used to observe the roofing and components.
(m) Evaluate acoustical characteristics of any system or component;
(n) Observe special equipment or accessories that are not listed as components to be observed in division 8; or
(o) Identify presence of odors or their source;

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4.1.1 - Grading and Vegetation

Maintenance Tip (Grading)

Maintenance Tip - Keep soil level 6-8 inches below the siding, and slope it  away from the foundation to allow for proper drainage.

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4.1.2 - Grading and Vegetation

Maintenance Tip (Vegetation)

Maintenance Tip - Maintain 6-8 inches of clearance between plants and siding/foundation.  Large trees should be at least 10 feet from the foundation.  Tree limbs should not hang over the roof.  Failure to maintain vegetation can lead to damage in siding, foundation, and problems with pests.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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4.1.3 - Grading and Vegetation

Maintenance Tip (Crawlspace/Basement Vents/Wells)

Maintenance Tips - 

Keep crawlspace vents open with secure screening to help moisture evaporate from the crawlspace.  Vent covers are necessary in winter only during extended periods of freeze, or if you plan to be away from home for a long period during times of freezing without a house sitter.  

Keep vent/window wells free of debris.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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4.1.4 - Grading and Vegetation

Grading - Soil Level At or Above Vent

The soil level is is at or above the level of the crawlspace vents.  Recommend evaluation by a professional and adding vent wells or re-sloping the grade.   

Contractor Qualified Professional
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4.2.1 - Driveway, Walkways, Stairs/Steps, Patios, Decks/Balconies

Deck/Balcony - Missing Ledger Bolts

The deck/balcony is missing ledger bolts to attach the ledger board onto the house. Recommend updating to current building standards for safety. 

House front 1 Deck Contractor
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4.3.1 - Siding, Trim, and Flashing

Siding - Pre-2002 Hardie Board Install

The Hardie Board siding was installed in the pre-2002 style. This means that all of the seams require caulking on a regular basis.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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4.3.2 - Siding, Trim, and Flashing

Siding/Trim - Splitting/Cracking

Siding has mild splitting/cracking in one or more areas, which can lead to moisture intrusion and/or mold growth. Recommend monitoring for excessive splitting, in which case a qualified siding contractor should evaluate and repair/replace.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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4.6.1 - Electric

Exposed Electrical

Safety Hazard - Exposed electrical.  Recommend a licensed electrician to re-revaluate and repair. 

Electric Electrical Contractor
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4.7.1 - Hose Bibs

Maintenance Tip

Maintenance Tip - Recommend removing hoses during winter, and winterizing the hose bibs.  Most hose bib turn-offs are in interior sink cabinets.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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4.7.2 - Hose Bibs

Hose Bib - Leaking Stem Handle

 The hose bib leaks from the handle. Recommend repair. 

Tools Handyman/DIY
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4.9.1 - Windows and Exterior Doors

Door - Sticking

The front exterior door is sticks.  Recommend re-evaluation and repair. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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4.9.2 - Windows and Exterior Doors

Door - Weather Stripping

Loose fitting weatherstripping, poor fitting door, or other problems to allow light to get through. Recommend re-evaluation and repair.

Door Door Repair and Installation Contractor

5 - HVAC

Heating Equipment: Furnace Location
Garage
Heating Equipment: Approximate Age
2001 Made in
Heating Equipment: Area Served
Whole Building
Heating Equipment: Heat Fuel Type
Gas-Fired Heat
Heating Equipment: Flue Vent Pipes
Double Wall, Single Wall
Heating Equipment: Filter Location, Size, and Condition
At Air-Intake (Hallway), 20x20x1
Heating Equipment: Heating System Operation
Appears Functional at the Time of Inspection
Heating Equipment: Thermostats
Programmable
Cooling Equipment: Cooling System Location
Exterior, On Pad
Cooling Equipment: Approximate Age
2006 Made in
Cooling Equipment: Area Served
Whole Building
Cooling Equipment: Energy Source/Type
Electric
Cooling Equipment: Visible Fins and Coil
Copper, Aluminum/Tin
Cooling Equipment: Refrigerant Lines
Serviceable Condition
Cooling Equipment: Condensation Removal
PVC
Cooling Equipment: Cooling System Operation
Below 65 Degrees - Could Not Test
Distribution System: Configuration
Central
Distribution System: Ductwork
Insulated, Flex
Heating Equipment: Brand
Trane
Heating Equipment: Burners
3 Burner
Heating Equipment: Blower Fan
Appears Acceptable, Sealed
Cooling Equipment: Electrical Disconnect
Breaker
Cooling Equipment: Brand
Trane
Cooling Equipment: Low Temperature
The A/C unit was not tested due to low outdoor temperature. This may cause damage the unit.

812-008-0210 - Heating* 

(1) The Oregon certified home inspector shall observe permanently installed heating systems including:
(a) Heating equipment;
(b) Normal operating controls;
(c) Automatic safety controls;
(d) Chimneys, flues, and vents, where readily visible;
(e) Solid fuel heating devices;
(f) Heat distribution systems including fans, pumps, ducts, and piping, with supports, insulation, air filters, registers, radiators, fan, coil units, convectors; and
(g) The presence of installed heat source in each room.
(2) The Oregon certified home inspector shall describe:
(a) Energy source; and
(b) Heating equipment and distribution type.
(3) The Oregon certified home inspector shall operate the
systems using normal operating controls.
(4) The Oregon certified home inspector shall open readily
accessible panels provided by the manufacturer or installer for routine homeowner maintenance.
(5) The Oregon certified home inspector is not required to

(a) Operate automatic safety controls;
(b) Ignite or extinguish solid fuel fires;
(c) Observe:
(A) The interior of flues;
(B) Fireplace insert flue connections;
(C) Humidifiers; or
(D) The uniformity or adequacy of heat supply to the various rooms.


812-008-0211 - Central Air Conditioning

(1) The Oregon certified home inspector shall observe:
(a) Central air conditioning systems including cooling and air handling equipment and normal operating controls.
(b) Distribution systems including fans, pumps, ducts and piping, with associated supports, dampers, insulation, air filters, registers, and fan-coil units.
(2) The Oregon certified home inspector shall describe:
(a) Energy sources; and
(b) Cooling equipment type.
(3) The Oregon certified home inspector shall operate the systems using normal operating controls.
(4) The Oregon certified home inspector shall open readily
openable panels provided by the manufacturer or installer for routine homeowner maintenance.
(5) The Oregon certified home inspector is not required to:
(a) Operate cooling systems when weather conditions or other circumstances may cause equipment damage;
(b) Observe non-central air conditioners; or
(c) Observe the uniformity or adequacy of cool-air supply to the various rooms.

812-008-0204 General Exclusions 

(1) Oregon certified home inspectors are not required to report on:
(a) Life expectancy of any component or system;
(b) The causes of the need for a repair;
(c) The methods, materials, and costs of corrections;
(d) The suitability of the property for any specialized use;
(e) Compliance or non-compliance with codes, ordinances,
statutes, regulatory requirements or restrictions;
(f) The advisability or inadvisability of purchase of the property;
(g) The presence or absence of pests such as wood damaging organisms, rodents, or insects;
(h) Cosmetic items, underground items, or items not permanently installed; or
(i) Detached structures.
(2) Oregon certified home inspectors are not required to:
(a) Offer or undertake any act or service contrary to law;
(b) Offer warranties or guarantees of any kind;
(c) Offer to undertake engineering, architectural, plumbing, electrical or any other job function requiring an occupational license in the jurisdiction where the inspection is taking place, unless the Oregon certified home inspector holds a valid occupational license, in which case the Oregon certified home inspector may inform the client that the home inspector is so certified, and is therefore qualified to go beyond division 8 and undertake additional inspections beyond those within the scope of the basic inspection;
(d) Calculate the strength, adequacy, or efficiency of any system or component;
(e) Enter any area, undertake any procedure that may damage the property or its components, or be dangerous to the Oregon certified home inspector or other persons;
(f) Operate any system or component that is shut down or otherwise inoperable;
(g) Operate any system or component that does not respond to normal operating controls;
(h) Disturb insulation, move personal items, panels, furniture, equipment, plant life, soil, snow, ice, or debris that obstructs access or visibility;
(i) Determine the presence or absence of any suspected adverse environmental condition or hazardous substance, including but not limited to toxins, carcinogens, noise or contaminants in the building or soil, water, and air;
(j) Determine the effectiveness of any system installed to control or remove suspected hazardous substances;
(k) Predict future condition, including but not limited to failure of components;
(l) Project operating costs of components;
(2) The Oregon certified home inspector shall report the method used to observe the roofing and components.
(m) Evaluate acoustical characteristics of any system or component;
(n) Observe special equipment or accessories that are not listed as components to be observed in division 8; or
(o) Identify presence of odors or their source;

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5.1.1 - Heating Equipment

Maintenance Tip

Maintenance Tip - Filters should be replaced every 1-3 months if 1 inch thick, and 3-6 months if more than 3 inches thick.  Recommend a subscription source like FILTEREASY.COM


Also, HVAC systems should be inspected, serviced and cleaned yearly. 

Fire HVAC Professional
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5.1.2 - Heating Equipment

Filter Dirty

The furnace filter is dirty and needs to be replaced every 1-6 months. Might want to try FILTEREASY.COM



Wrench DIY
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5.2.1 - Cooling Equipment

Maintenance Tip

Maintenance Tip -- Recommend yearly service from a licensed HVAC professional.

Fire HVAC Professional

6 - Plumbing

Water and Waste: Water Source
Water On, Public Water
Water and Waste: Service/Supply Line
CPVC
Water and Waste: Water Branch Lines
Copper, CPVC
Water and Waste: Drain Pipes
ABS, PVC
Water and Waste: Vent Pipes
ABS
Fuel: Fuel Source
Natural Gas On, Public
Fuel: Fuel Lines
Cast Iron, Insulflex, Flex Line
Fuel: Electrical Bonding Present
Electrical Bonding Not Located
Water Heater: Water Heater Location
Garage
Water Heater: Approximate Age
2001 Made in
Water Heater: Fuel Lines
Flexible Gas Line
Water Heater: Flue Vent Type
Single Wall, Double Wall
Water Heater: Capacity
50 Gallons
Water Heater: Area Serviced
Entire Building
Water Heater: Temperature Pressure Release Valve (TPRV) and Drain Tube
CPVC
Water Heater: Seismic Strapping
Present/Correct

INCLUDE PHOTO

Water Heater: Pressure Tank or Valve
Not Present
Fuel: Main Fuel Valve Shut-Off Location
At the Meter, Exterior
Fuel: Drip-Leg Present
Drip-Leg Present
Water Heater: Fuel Source
Gas
Water and Waste: Water Shut-Off Location
Curb Side, Garage
Water and Waste: Main Sewer Clean-Out
Front of House

 The sewer clean-out is needed if all plumbing is backing up in the house. There may be a clog or damage to the main sewer line. 

Water Heater: Manufacturer
A.O. Smith

812-008-0208 - Plumbing 

(1) The Oregon certified home inspector shall observe:
(a) Interior water supply and distribution system, including piping materials, supports, and insulation, fixtures and faucets, functional flow, leaks, and cross connections;
(b) Interior drain, waste, and vent system, including traps, drain, waste, and vent piping, piping supports and pipe insulation, leaks, and functional drainage;
(c) Hot water systems including water heating equipment, normal operating controls, automatic safety controls, and chimneys, flues, and vents;
(d) Above ground oil storage and distribution systems including interior oil storage equipment, supply piping, venting, and supports; leaks; and
(e) Sump pumps and sewage ejection pumps.
(2) The Oregon certified home inspector shall describe:
(a) Water supply and distribution piping materials;
(b) Drain, waste, and vent piping materials; and
(c) Water heating equipment.
(3) The Oregon certified 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 or interior faucets not serviced by a drain.
(4) The Oregon certified home inspector is not required to:
(a) State the effectiveness of anti-siphon devices and anti- backflow valves;
(b) Determine whether water supply and waste disposal systems are public or private;
(c) Operate automatic safety controls;
(d) Operate any valve except toilet flush valves, fixture faucets, and hose faucets;
(e) Observe:
(A) Water conditioning systems;
(B) Fire and lawn sprinkler systems;
(C) On-site water supply quantity and quality; (D) On-site waste disposal systems;
(E) Foundation irrigation systems;(F) Whirlpool tubs, except as to functional flow and functional drainage;
(G) Swimming pools and spas; or (H) Solar water heating equipment.


812-008-0204 General Exclusions 

(1) Oregon certified home inspectors are not required to report on:
(a) Life expectancy of any component or system;
(b) The causes of the need for a repair;
(c) The methods, materials, and costs of corrections;
(d) The suitability of the property for any specialized use;
(e) Compliance or non-compliance with codes, ordinances,
statutes, regulatory requirements or restrictions;
(f) The advisability or inadvisability of purchase of the property;
(g) The presence or absence of pests such as wood damaging organisms, rodents, or insects;
(h) Cosmetic items, underground items, or items not permanently installed; or
(i) Detached structures.
(2) Oregon certified home inspectors are not required to:
(a) Offer or undertake any act or service contrary to law;
(b) Offer warranties or guarantees of any kind;
(c) Offer to undertake engineering, architectural, plumbing, electrical or any other job function requiring an occupational license in the jurisdiction where the inspection is taking place, unless the Oregon certified home inspector holds a valid occupational license, in which case the Oregon certified home inspector may inform the client that the home inspector is so certified, and is therefore qualified to go beyond division 8 and undertake additional inspections beyond those within the scope of the basic inspection;
(d) Calculate the strength, adequacy, or efficiency of any system or component;
(e) Enter any area, undertake any procedure that may damage the property or its components, or be dangerous to the Oregon certified home inspector or other persons;
(f) Operate any system or component that is shut down or otherwise inoperable;
(g) Operate any system or component that does not respond to normal operating controls;
(h) Disturb insulation, move personal items, panels, furniture, equipment, plant life, soil, snow, ice, or debris that obstructs access or visibility;
(i) Determine the presence or absence of any suspected adverse environmental condition or hazardous substance, including but not limited to toxins, carcinogens, noise or contaminants in the building or soil, water, and air;
(j) Determine the effectiveness of any system installed to control or remove suspected hazardous substances;
(k) Predict future condition, including but not limited to failure of components;
(l) Project operating costs of components;
(2) The Oregon certified home inspector shall report the method used to observe the roofing and components.
(m) Evaluate acoustical characteristics of any system or component;
(n) Observe special equipment or accessories that are not listed as components to be observed in division 8; or
(o) Identify presence of odors or their source;

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6.3.1 - Water Heater

Maintenance Tip

Maintenance Tip -- Recommend draining/flushing the water heater yearly.  Be aware that the unit might leak if it hasn't been serviced in the past year.

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Comment
6.3.2 - Water Heater

Functioning Past Designed Life

Made in 2001


The water heater appears to be functioning past the manufacture designed life.  Most last 10-15 years.  Recommend a licensed plumber to re-evaluate and repair/replace.


Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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6.3.3 - Water Heater

Corrosion Present

Corrosion present. Recommend re-evaluation and repair by a licensed plumber. 

Pipes Plumbing Contractor

7 - Garage

Garage: Garage Type
Attached
Garage: Ceiling Material
Paint, Drywall
Garage: Wall Material
Paint, Drywall
Garage: Floor Material
Concrete
Garage: Bollard Present
Not Applicable
Garage: Electric
110 VAC, 110 VAC GFCI, Ceiling Light
Garage Door: Type
Sectional
Garage Door: Material
Metal
Garage Door: Operation
Mechanized
Garage Door: Brand
LiftMaster
Garage Door: Safety Functions
Photo Sensor Eyes, Pressure Reverse
Garage: Occupant (Man) Door Material
Solid Wood
Garage: Limited Visibility

Limited visibility due to the owners belongings.

812-008-0206 - Exterior and Site 

(1) The Oregon certified home inspector shall observe and describe:
(a) Wall cladding, flashings, and trim;
(b) Entryway doors and all windows;
(c) Garage door operators;
(d) Attached decks, balconies, stoops, steps, areaways, porches, and applicable railings;
(e) Eaves, soffits, and fascias; and
(f) Vegetation, grading, drainage, driveways, patios,
walkways, and retaining walls with respect to their effect on the condition of the building that adversely affect the structure.
(2) The Oregon certified home inspector shall:
(a) Operate all entryway doors and a representative number of windows;
(b) Operate garage doors manually or by using permanently installed controls for any garage door opener; and
(c) Report whether or not any garage door opener will automatically reverse or stop when meeting reasonable resistance during closing, or reverse with appropriately installed optical sensor system.
(3) The Oregon certified home inspector is not required to observe:
(a) Storm windows, storm doors, screening, shutters, and awnings;
(b) Garage door operator remote control transmitters;
(c) Soil or geological conditions, site engineering, property boundaries, encroachments, or easements;
(d) Recreational facilities (including spas, saunas, steambaths, swimming pools, decorative water features, tennis courts, playground equipment, and other exercise, entertainment, or athletic facilities); or
(e) Detached buildings or structures;
(f) Fences or privacy walls;
(g) Ownership fencing, privacy walls, retaining walls; or (h) Condition of trees, shrubs, or vegetation.

812-008-0204 General Exclusions 

(1) Oregon certified home inspectors are not required to report on:
(a) Life expectancy of any component or system;
(b) The causes of the need for a repair;
(c) The methods, materials, and costs of corrections;
(d) The suitability of the property for any specialized use;
(e) Compliance or non-compliance with codes, ordinances,
statutes, regulatory requirements or restrictions;
(f) The advisability or inadvisability of purchase of the property;
(g) The presence or absence of pests such as wood damaging organisms, rodents, or insects;
(h) Cosmetic items, underground items, or items not permanently installed; or
(i) Detached structures.
(2) Oregon certified home inspectors are not required to:
(a) Offer or undertake any act or service contrary to law;
(b) Offer warranties or guarantees of any kind;
(c) Offer to undertake engineering, architectural, plumbing, electrical or any other job function requiring an occupational license in the jurisdiction where the inspection is taking place, unless the Oregon certified home inspector holds a valid occupational license, in which case the Oregon certified home inspector may inform the client that the home inspector is so certified, and is therefore qualified to go beyond division 8 and undertake additional inspections beyond those within the scope of the basic inspection;
(d) Calculate the strength, adequacy, or efficiency of any system or component;
(e) Enter any area, undertake any procedure that may damage the property or its components, or be dangerous to the Oregon certified home inspector or other persons;
(f) Operate any system or component that is shut down or otherwise inoperable;
(g) Operate any system or component that does not respond to normal operating controls;
(h) Disturb insulation, move personal items, panels, furniture, equipment, plant life, soil, snow, ice, or debris that obstructs access or visibility;
(i) Determine the presence or absence of any suspected adverse environmental condition or hazardous substance, including but not limited to toxins, carcinogens, noise or contaminants in the building or soil, water, and air;
(j) Determine the effectiveness of any system installed to control or remove suspected hazardous substances;
(k) Predict future condition, including but not limited to failure of components;
(l) Project operating costs of components;
(2) The Oregon certified home inspector shall report the method used to observe the roofing and components.
(m) Evaluate acoustical characteristics of any system or component;
(n) Observe special equipment or accessories that are not listed as components to be observed in division 8; or
(o) Identify presence of odors or their source;

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7.1.1 - Garage

Moisture Staining

Appears to be moisture staining on the ceiling. Dry at the time of inspection. Recommend monitoring. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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7.2.1 - Garage Door

Panel Damage

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

Garage Garage Door Contractor

8 - Electrical

Main Electrical: Main Electric Panel Location
Garage
Main Electrical: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Main Electrical: Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCI), Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI)
Not Present
Main Electrical: Ground
Grounding Rod, Rebar, Suspected
Main Electrical: Panel Manufacturer
Cutler Hammer
Main Electrical: Panel Capacity
200 AMP
Main Electrical: Main Power Turn-Off
In Panel, 200 amps
Main Electrical: Electrical Service Conductors Approximate Gauge
4/0 Stranded Aluminum
Main Electrical: Branch Wiring
Stranded Aluminum, Copper, Romex
Main Electrical: Bonding
Present

812-008-0209 - Electrical 

(1) The Oregon certified home inspector shall observe:
(a) Service entrance conductors;
(b) Service equipment, grounding equipment, main overcurrent device, and distribution panels;
(c) Amperage and voltage ratings of the service;
(d) Branch circuit conductors, their overcurrent devices, and the compatibility of their amperages and voltages;
(e) The operation of a representative number of installed
ceiling fans, lighting fixtures, switches, and receptacles located inside the house, garage, and on the dwellings exterior walls;
(f) The polarity and grounding of all receptacles within six feet of interior plumbing fixtures, and all receptacles in the garage or carport, and on the exterior of inspected structures;
(g) The operation of ground fault or arc fault circuit interrupters;
(h) Smoke alarms; and
(i) Carbon monoxide detectors.
(2) The Oregon certified home inspector shall describe:
(a) Service amperage and voltage;
(b) Service entry conductor materials; and
(c) Service type as being overhead or underground;
(3) The Oregon certified home inspector shall report:
(a) Any observed 110 volt aluminum branch circuit wiring; and (b) The presence or absence of smoke alarms, and operate their test function, if accessible, except when detectors are part of a central security system.
(4) The Oregon certified home inspector is not required to:
(a) Insert any tool, probe, or testing device inside the panels; (b) Test or operate any overcurrent device or safety device in the electrical service panel or elsewhere that may adversely affect the personal property of the resident;
(c) Dismantle any electrical device or control other than to remove the covers of the main or auxiliary distribution panels;
(d) Observe:
(A) Low-voltage systems except to report the presence of solenoid-type lighting systems;
(B) Security system devices or heat detectors;
(C) Telephone, security, TV, intercoms, lightening arrestors or other ancillary wiring that is not a part of the primary electrical distribution system; or
(D) Built-in vacuum equipment.


812-008-0204 General Exclusions 

(1) Oregon certified home inspectors are not required to report on:
(a) Life expectancy of any component or system;
(b) The causes of the need for a repair;
(c) The methods, materials, and costs of corrections;
(d) The suitability of the property for any specialized use;
(e) Compliance or non-compliance with codes, ordinances,
statutes, regulatory requirements or restrictions;
(f) The advisability or inadvisability of purchase of the property;
(g) The presence or absence of pests such as wood damaging organisms, rodents, or insects;
(h) Cosmetic items, underground items, or items not permanently installed; or
(i) Detached structures.
(2) Oregon certified home inspectors are not required to:
(a) Offer or undertake any act or service contrary to law;
(b) Offer warranties or guarantees of any kind;
(c) Offer to undertake engineering, architectural, plumbing, electrical or any other job function requiring an occupational license in the jurisdiction where the inspection is taking place, unless the Oregon certified home inspector holds a valid occupational license, in which case the Oregon certified home inspector may inform the client that the home inspector is so certified, and is therefore qualified to go beyond division 8 and undertake additional inspections beyond those within the scope of the basic inspection;
(d) Calculate the strength, adequacy, or efficiency of any system or component;
(e) Enter any area, undertake any procedure that may damage the property or its components, or be dangerous to the Oregon certified home inspector or other persons;
(f) Operate any system or component that is shut down or otherwise inoperable;
(g) Operate any system or component that does not respond to normal operating controls;
(h) Disturb insulation, move personal items, panels, furniture, equipment, plant life, soil, snow, ice, or debris that obstructs access or visibility;
(i) Determine the presence or absence of any suspected adverse environmental condition or hazardous substance, including but not limited to toxins, carcinogens, noise or contaminants in the building or soil, water, and air;
(j) Determine the effectiveness of any system installed to control or remove suspected hazardous substances;
(k) Predict future condition, including but not limited to failure of components;
(l) Project operating costs of components;
(2) The Oregon certified home inspector shall report the method used to observe the roofing and components.
(m) Evaluate acoustical characteristics of any system or component;
(n) Observe special equipment or accessories that are not listed as components to be observed in division 8; or
(o) Identify presence of odors or their source;

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8.1.1 - Main Electrical

AFCI and GFCI Maintenance

Maintenance tip - AFCI and GFCI are meant to be tested monthly.  Hit the test button, and if it trips hit reset.  If it doesn't trip, or won't reset, call a licensed electrician.

Contractor Qualified Professional

9 - Laundry Room

Laundry Room: Laundry Room Location
Hallway
Laundry Room: Doors
Wood
Laundry Room: Ceiling
Paint
Laundry Room: Floors
Laminated
Laundry Room: Walls
Paint
Laundry Room: Electric (Switches, Outlets, Fixtures)
110 VAC, Ceiling Fan, Ceiling Mounted Light
Laundry Room: HVAC Source
Air Exchange
Laundry Room: Counter and Cabinet
Laminate, Wood
Washer: Brand
LG
Washer: Power Source
110 VAC
Washer: Water Source
Ball Valve
Washer: Drainage
Wall Mount
Washer: Drain Pan/Floor Drain
Not Present
Dryer: Brand
LG
Dryer: Power Source
220 VAC
Dryer: Dryer Vent
Flexible Metal, Solid Metal

812-008-0212 - Interiors 

(1) The Oregon certified home inspector shall observe and describe:
(a) Walls, ceiling, and floors;
(b) Steps, stairways, balconies, and railings;
(c) Counters and cabinets; and
(d) Doors and windows.
(2) The Oregon certified home inspector shall:
(a) Operate a representative number of windows and interior doors; and
(b) Report signs of abnormal or harmful water penetration or damage in the building or components or signs of abnormal or harmful condensation on building components.
(3) The Oregon certified home inspector is not required to:
(a) Operate a representative number of cabinets and drawers; (b) Observe paint, wallpaper, and other finish treatments on the interior walls, ceilings, and floors; or
(c) Observe draperies, blinds, or other window treatments. 


812-008-0204 General Exclusions 

(1) Oregon certified home inspectors are not required to report on:
(a) Life expectancy of any component or system;
(b) The causes of the need for a repair;
(c) The methods, materials, and costs of corrections;
(d) The suitability of the property for any specialized use;
(e) Compliance or non-compliance with codes, ordinances,
statutes, regulatory requirements or restrictions;
(f) The advisability or inadvisability of purchase of the property;
(g) The presence or absence of pests such as wood damaging organisms, rodents, or insects;
(h) Cosmetic items, underground items, or items not permanently installed; or
(i) Detached structures.
(2) Oregon certified home inspectors are not required to:
(a) Offer or undertake any act or service contrary to law;
(b) Offer warranties or guarantees of any kind;
(c) Offer to undertake engineering, architectural, plumbing, electrical or any other job function requiring an occupational license in the jurisdiction where the inspection is taking place, unless the Oregon certified home inspector holds a valid occupational license, in which case the Oregon certified home inspector may inform the client that the home inspector is so certified, and is therefore qualified to go beyond division 8 and undertake additional inspections beyond those within the scope of the basic inspection;
(d) Calculate the strength, adequacy, or efficiency of any system or component;
(e) Enter any area, undertake any procedure that may damage the property or its components, or be dangerous to the Oregon certified home inspector or other persons;
(f) Operate any system or component that is shut down or otherwise inoperable;
(g) Operate any system or component that does not respond to normal operating controls;
(h) Disturb insulation, move personal items, panels, furniture, equipment, plant life, soil, snow, ice, or debris that obstructs access or visibility;
(i) Determine the presence or absence of any suspected adverse environmental condition or hazardous substance, including but not limited to toxins, carcinogens, noise or contaminants in the building or soil, water, and air;
(j) Determine the effectiveness of any system installed to control or remove suspected hazardous substances;
(k) Predict future condition, including but not limited to failure of components;
(l) Project operating costs of components;
(2) The Oregon certified home inspector shall report the method used to observe the roofing and components.
(m) Evaluate acoustical characteristics of any system or component;
(n) Observe special equipment or accessories that are not listed as components to be observed in division 8; or
(o) Identify presence of odors or their source;

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9.3.1 - Dryer

Maintenance Tip

Maintenance Tip - Recommend cleaning the dryer vent every 6 months to reduce chance of fire, and to increase efficiency.

Wrench DIY

10 - Kitchen

Kitchen: Kitchen Location
Main
Kitchen: Ceiling
Paint
Kitchen: Floors
Laminated
Kitchen: Walls
Paint
Kitchen: Windows
Vinyl
Kitchen: Counter and Cabinet
Tile, Wood
Kitchen: Sink
Porcelain
Kitchen: Faucet and Trap
ABS, Metal, PVC
Kitchen: Electric (Switches, Outlets, Fixtures)
110 VAC GFCI, Ceiling Mount
Kitchen: HVAC Source
Forced Air Vent Present
Dishwasher: Brand
LG
Dishwasher: Air-Gap
Present
Refrigerator: Brand
LG
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Brand
LG
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Energy Source
Electric
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Exhaust Hood Type
Vented, Microwave
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Anti-Tip Bracket Installed On Range
No
Garbage Disposal: Brand
In-Sinkerator
Built-In Microwave: Brand
LG

812-008-0214 - Built-in Kitchen Appliances

(1) The Oregon certified home inspector shall observe and operate the basic functions of the following kitchen appliances:
(a) Installed dishwasher, through its normal cycle; (b) Range, cook top, and installed oven;
(c) Trash compactor;
(d) Garbage disposal;
(e) Ventilation equipment or range hood;
(f) Installed microwave oven; and
(g) Built-in refrigerators.
(2) The Oregon certified home inspector is not required to observe:
(a) Clocks, timers, self-cleaning oven function, or thermostats for calibration or automatic operation;
(b) Non built-in appliances;
(c) Refrigeration units that are not installed; or
(d) Microwave leakage.
(3) The Oregon certified home inspector is not required to operate:
(a) Appliances in use; or
(b) Any appliance that is shut down or otherwise inoperable.


812-008-0204 General Exclusions 

(1) Oregon certified home inspectors are not required to report on:
(a) Life expectancy of any component or system;
(b) The causes of the need for a repair;
(c) The methods, materials, and costs of corrections;
(d) The suitability of the property for any specialized use;
(e) Compliance or non-compliance with codes, ordinances,
statutes, regulatory requirements or restrictions;
(f) The advisability or inadvisability of purchase of the property;
(g) The presence or absence of pests such as wood damaging organisms, rodents, or insects;
(h) Cosmetic items, underground items, or items not permanently installed; or
(i) Detached structures.
(2) Oregon certified home inspectors are not required to:
(a) Offer or undertake any act or service contrary to law;
(b) Offer warranties or guarantees of any kind;
(c) Offer to undertake engineering, architectural, plumbing, electrical or any other job function requiring an occupational license in the jurisdiction where the inspection is taking place, unless the Oregon certified home inspector holds a valid occupational license, in which case the Oregon certified home inspector may inform the client that the home inspector is so certified, and is therefore qualified to go beyond division 8 and undertake additional inspections beyond those within the scope of the basic inspection;
(d) Calculate the strength, adequacy, or efficiency of any system or component;
(e) Enter any area, undertake any procedure that may damage the property or its components, or be dangerous to the Oregon certified home inspector or other persons;
(f) Operate any system or component that is shut down or otherwise inoperable;
(g) Operate any system or component that does not respond to normal operating controls;
(h) Disturb insulation, move personal items, panels, furniture, equipment, plant life, soil, snow, ice, or debris that obstructs access or visibility;
(i) Determine the presence or absence of any suspected adverse environmental condition or hazardous substance, including but not limited to toxins, carcinogens, noise or contaminants in the building or soil, water, and air;
(j) Determine the effectiveness of any system installed to control or remove suspected hazardous substances;
(k) Predict future condition, including but not limited to failure of components;
(l) Project operating costs of components;
(2) The Oregon certified home inspector shall report the method used to observe the roofing and components.
(m) Evaluate acoustical characteristics of any system or component;
(n) Observe special equipment or accessories that are not listed as components to be observed in division 8; or
(o) Identify presence of odors or their source;

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10.1.1 - Kitchen

Flooring - Damaged

Flooring has slight moisture damaged. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
10.4.1 - Range/Oven/Cooktop

Range Not Fastened

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. 

Contractor Qualified Professional

11 - Bedrooms

Bedroom - Master: Bedroom Location
Master, Northeast
Bedroom - Master: Doors
Wood
Bedroom - Master: Ceiling
Paint
Bedroom - Master: Walls
Paint
Bedroom - Master: Windows
Sliding Door
Bedroom - Master: Floors
Laminated
Bedroom - Master: Electric (Switches, Outlets, Fixtures)
110 VAC, Ceiling Mount, Ceiling Fan
Bedroom - Master: Closet
Walk-In
Bedroom - Master: HVAC Source
Forced Air Vent Present
Bedroom - East: Bedroom Location
East
Bedroom - East: Doors
Wood
Bedroom - East: Ceiling
Paint
Bedroom - East: Walls
Paint
Bedroom - East: Windows
Vinyl
Bedroom - East: Floors
Carpet
Bedroom - East: Electric (Switches, Outlets, Fixtures)
110 VAC, Ceiling Mount
Bedroom - East: Closet
Slider
Bedroom - East: HVAC Source
Forced Air Vent Present
Bedroom - West: Bedroom Location
West
Bedroom - West: Doors
Wood
Bedroom - West: Ceiling
Paint
Bedroom - West: Walls
Paint
Bedroom - West: Windows
Vinyl
Bedroom - West: Floors
Carpet
Bedroom - West: Electric (Switches, Outlets, Fixtures)
110 VAC, Ceiling Mount
Bedroom - West: Closet
Slider
Bedroom - West: HVAC Source
Forced Air Vent Present

812-008-0212 - Interiors 

(1) The Oregon certified home inspector shall observe and describe:
(a) Walls, ceiling, and floors;
(b) Steps, stairways, balconies, and railings;
(c) Counters and cabinets; and
(d) Doors and windows.
(2) The Oregon certified home inspector shall:
(a) Operate a representative number of windows and interior doors; and
(b) Report signs of abnormal or harmful water penetration or damage in the building or components or signs of abnormal or harmful condensation on building components.
(3) The Oregon certified home inspector is not required to:
(a) Operate a representative number of cabinets and drawers; (b) Observe paint, wallpaper, and other finish treatments on the interior walls, ceilings, and floors; or
(c) Observe draperies, blinds, or other window treatments. 


812-008-0204 General Exclusions 

(1) Oregon certified home inspectors are not required to report on:
(a) Life expectancy of any component or system;
(b) The causes of the need for a repair;
(c) The methods, materials, and costs of corrections;
(d) The suitability of the property for any specialized use;
(e) Compliance or non-compliance with codes, ordinances,
statutes, regulatory requirements or restrictions;
(f) The advisability or inadvisability of purchase of the property;
(g) The presence or absence of pests such as wood damaging organisms, rodents, or insects;
(h) Cosmetic items, underground items, or items not permanently installed; or
(i) Detached structures.
(2) Oregon certified home inspectors are not required to:
(a) Offer or undertake any act or service contrary to law;
(b) Offer warranties or guarantees of any kind;
(c) Offer to undertake engineering, architectural, plumbing, electrical or any other job function requiring an occupational license in the jurisdiction where the inspection is taking place, unless the Oregon certified home inspector holds a valid occupational license, in which case the Oregon certified home inspector may inform the client that the home inspector is so certified, and is therefore qualified to go beyond division 8 and undertake additional inspections beyond those within the scope of the basic inspection;
(d) Calculate the strength, adequacy, or efficiency of any system or component;
(e) Enter any area, undertake any procedure that may damage the property or its components, or be dangerous to the Oregon certified home inspector or other persons;
(f) Operate any system or component that is shut down or otherwise inoperable;
(g) Operate any system or component that does not respond to normal operating controls;
(h) Disturb insulation, move personal items, panels, furniture, equipment, plant life, soil, snow, ice, or debris that obstructs access or visibility;
(i) Determine the presence or absence of any suspected adverse environmental condition or hazardous substance, including but not limited to toxins, carcinogens, noise or contaminants in the building or soil, water, and air;
(j) Determine the effectiveness of any system installed to control or remove suspected hazardous substances;
(k) Predict future condition, including but not limited to failure of components;
(l) Project operating costs of components;
(2) The Oregon certified home inspector shall report the method used to observe the roofing and components.
(m) Evaluate acoustical characteristics of any system or component;
(n) Observe special equipment or accessories that are not listed as components to be observed in division 8; or
(o) Identify presence of odors or their source;

12 - Bathroom

Full Bathroom - Master: Bathroom Location
Master, North
Full Bathroom - Master: Doors
Wood
Full Bathroom - Master: Ceiling
Paint
Full Bathroom - Master: Walls
Paint, Tile
Full Bathroom - Master: Counter and Cabinet
Tile, Wood
Full Bathroom - Master: Sink
Porcelain
Full Bathroom - Master: Faucet and Trap
ABS, Metal, PVC
Full Bathroom - Master: Shower/Tub and Surround
Fiberglass
Full Bathroom - Master: Toilet
Secure to Floor
Full Bathroom - Master: Ventilation
Electric Fan
Full Bathroom - Master: HVAC Source
Forced Air Vent Present
Full Bathroom - Hallway: Bathroom Location
Hallway
Full Bathroom - Hallway: Doors
Wood
Full Bathroom - Hallway: Ceiling
Paint
Full Bathroom - Hallway: Floors
Tile
Full Bathroom - Hallway: Walls
Paint
Full Bathroom - Hallway: Counter and Cabinet
Tile, Wood
Full Bathroom - Hallway: Sink
Porcelain
Full Bathroom - Hallway: Faucet and Trap
ABS, Metal, PVC
Full Bathroom - Hallway: Shower/Tub and Surround
Fiberglass
Full Bathroom - Hallway: Toilet
Secure to Floor
Full Bathroom - Hallway: Ventilation
Electric Fan
Full Bathroom - Hallway: HVAC Source
Forced Air Vent Present
Full Bathroom - Master: Floors
Tile
Full Bathroom - Master: Electric (Switches, Outlets, Fixtures)
110 VAC GFCI, Ceiling Exhaust Fan, Wall Mount

The bathroom GFCI is connected to another bathroom GFCi.  If the outlet is not working check the other bathrooms for the reset. 

Full Bathroom - Hallway: Electric (Switches, Outlets, Fixtures)
110 VAC GFCI, Wall Mount, Ceiling Exhaust Fan, Ceiling Mount

The bathroom GFCI is connected to another bathroom GFCi.  If the outlet is not working check the other bathrooms for the reset. 

812-008-0212 - Interiors 

(1) The Oregon certified home inspector shall observe and describe:
(a) Walls, ceiling, and floors;
(b) Steps, stairways, balconies, and railings;
(c) Counters and cabinets; and
(d) Doors and windows.
(2) The Oregon certified home inspector shall:
(a) Operate a representative number of windows and interior doors; and
(b) Report signs of abnormal or harmful water penetration or damage in the building or components or signs of abnormal or harmful condensation on building components.
(3) The Oregon certified home inspector is not required to:
(a) Operate a representative number of cabinets and drawers; (b) Observe paint, wallpaper, and other finish treatments on the interior walls, ceilings, and floors; or
(c) Observe draperies, blinds, or other window treatments. 


812-008-0204 General Exclusions 

(1) Oregon certified home inspectors are not required to report on:
(a) Life expectancy of any component or system;
(b) The causes of the need for a repair;
(c) The methods, materials, and costs of corrections;
(d) The suitability of the property for any specialized use;
(e) Compliance or non-compliance with codes, ordinances,
statutes, regulatory requirements or restrictions;
(f) The advisability or inadvisability of purchase of the property;
(g) The presence or absence of pests such as wood damaging organisms, rodents, or insects;
(h) Cosmetic items, underground items, or items not permanently installed; or
(i) Detached structures.
(2) Oregon certified home inspectors are not required to:
(a) Offer or undertake any act or service contrary to law;
(b) Offer warranties or guarantees of any kind;
(c) Offer to undertake engineering, architectural, plumbing, electrical or any other job function requiring an occupational license in the jurisdiction where the inspection is taking place, unless the Oregon certified home inspector holds a valid occupational license, in which case the Oregon certified home inspector may inform the client that the home inspector is so certified, and is therefore qualified to go beyond division 8 and undertake additional inspections beyond those within the scope of the basic inspection;
(d) Calculate the strength, adequacy, or efficiency of any system or component;
(e) Enter any area, undertake any procedure that may damage the property or its components, or be dangerous to the Oregon certified home inspector or other persons;
(f) Operate any system or component that is shut down or otherwise inoperable;
(g) Operate any system or component that does not respond to normal operating controls;
(h) Disturb insulation, move personal items, panels, furniture, equipment, plant life, soil, snow, ice, or debris that obstructs access or visibility;
(i) Determine the presence or absence of any suspected adverse environmental condition or hazardous substance, including but not limited to toxins, carcinogens, noise or contaminants in the building or soil, water, and air;
(j) Determine the effectiveness of any system installed to control or remove suspected hazardous substances;
(k) Predict future condition, including but not limited to failure of components;
(l) Project operating costs of components;
(2) The Oregon certified home inspector shall report the method used to observe the roofing and components.
(m) Evaluate acoustical characteristics of any system or component;
(n) Observe special equipment or accessories that are not listed as components to be observed in division 8; or
(o) Identify presence of odors or their source;

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12.1.1 - Full Bathroom - Master

Optional Upgrade - Fan Timer

Optional Upgrade - Recommend updating the fan switch to a timer, so the fan can vent out the moist air for 10-15 after bathing. 

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12.1.2 - Full Bathroom - Master

GFCI connected to another bathroom

TIP - The outlets appear to be connected to a GFCI in another bathroom. So, if these outlets are not working check the reset button in another bathroom.

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12.1.3 - Full Bathroom - Master

Maintenance Tip (Plumbing)

Maintenance Tip - Recommend cleaning out plumbing using baking soda, vinegar, and hot (not boiling water) every 3-6 months.  Start by stuffing the drain with baking soda, follow with vinegar, and flush with hot (not boiling) water.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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12.1.4 - Full Bathroom - Master

Door - Adjustment

The door doesnt latch when shut. Recommend adjusting.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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Comment
12.2.1 - Full Bathroom - Hallway

Optional Upgrade - Fan Timer

Optional Upgrade - Recommend updating the fan switch to a timer, so the fan can vent out the moist air for 10-15 after bathing. 

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12.2.2 - Full Bathroom - Hallway

Maintenance Tip (Plumbing)

Maintenance Tip - Recommend cleaning out plumbing using baking soda, vinegar, and hot (not boiling water) every 3-6 months.  Start by stuffing the drain with baking soda, follow with vinegar, and flush with hot (not boiling) water.

Tools Handyman/DIY

13 - Interior

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detectors: Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detectors
Not Present
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detectors: Smoke Detectors
Present, Hard-Wired with Battery Back-Up
Hallways: Doors
Wood
Hallways: Ceiling
Paint
Hallways: Floors
Carpet, Laminated
Hallways: Walls
Paint
Hallways: Windows
Vinyl
Hallways: Electric (Switches, Outlets, Fixtures)
110 VAC, Ceiling Mount
Hallways: Closet
Single
Hallways: HVAC Source
Forced Air Vent Present
Family Room: Location
East
Family Room: Ceiling
Paint
Family Room: Floors
Carpet
Family Room: Walls
Paint
Family Room: Windows
Vinyl
Family Room: Electric (Switches, Outlets, Fixtures)
110 VAC, Ceiling Mount, Ceiling Fan
Family Room: HVAC Source
Forced Air Vent Present
Living Room: Location
Southwest
Living Room: Ceiling
Paint
Living Room: Floors
Carpet
Living Room: Walls
Paint
Living Room: Windows
Vinyl
Living Room: Electric (Switches, Outlets, Fixtures)
110 VAC, Ceiling Mount
Living Room: HVAC Source
Forced Air Vent Present
Dining Room: Location
South
Dining Room: Ceiling
Paint
Dining Room: Floors
Carpet
Dining Room: Walls
Paint
Dining Room: Windows
Vinyl
Dining Room: Electric (Switches, Outlets, Fixtures)
110 VAC, Ceiling Mount
Dining Room: HVAC Source
Forced Air Vent Present

812-008-0212 - Interiors 

(1) The Oregon certified home inspector shall observe and describe:
(a) Walls, ceiling, and floors;
(b) Steps, stairways, balconies, and railings;
(c) Counters and cabinets; and
(d) Doors and windows.
(2) The Oregon certified home inspector shall:
(a) Operate a representative number of windows and interior doors; and
(b) Report signs of abnormal or harmful water penetration or damage in the building or components or signs of abnormal or harmful condensation on building components.
(3) The Oregon certified home inspector is not required to:
(a) Operate a representative number of cabinets and drawers; (b) Observe paint, wallpaper, and other finish treatments on the interior walls, ceilings, and floors; or
(c) Observe draperies, blinds, or other window treatments. 


812-008-0204 General Exclusions 

(1) Oregon certified home inspectors are not required to report on:
(a) Life expectancy of any component or system;
(b) The causes of the need for a repair;
(c) The methods, materials, and costs of corrections;
(d) The suitability of the property for any specialized use;
(e) Compliance or non-compliance with codes, ordinances,
statutes, regulatory requirements or restrictions;
(f) The advisability or inadvisability of purchase of the property;
(g) The presence or absence of pests such as wood damaging organisms, rodents, or insects;
(h) Cosmetic items, underground items, or items not permanently installed; or
(i) Detached structures.
(2) Oregon certified home inspectors are not required to:
(a) Offer or undertake any act or service contrary to law;
(b) Offer warranties or guarantees of any kind;
(c) Offer to undertake engineering, architectural, plumbing, electrical or any other job function requiring an occupational license in the jurisdiction where the inspection is taking place, unless the Oregon certified home inspector holds a valid occupational license, in which case the Oregon certified home inspector may inform the client that the home inspector is so certified, and is therefore qualified to go beyond division 8 and undertake additional inspections beyond those within the scope of the basic inspection;
(d) Calculate the strength, adequacy, or efficiency of any system or component;
(e) Enter any area, undertake any procedure that may damage the property or its components, or be dangerous to the Oregon certified home inspector or other persons;
(f) Operate any system or component that is shut down or otherwise inoperable;
(g) Operate any system or component that does not respond to normal operating controls;
(h) Disturb insulation, move personal items, panels, furniture, equipment, plant life, soil, snow, ice, or debris that obstructs access or visibility;
(i) Determine the presence or absence of any suspected adverse environmental condition or hazardous substance, including but not limited to toxins, carcinogens, noise or contaminants in the building or soil, water, and air;
(j) Determine the effectiveness of any system installed to control or remove suspected hazardous substances;
(k) Predict future condition, including but not limited to failure of components;
(l) Project operating costs of components;
(2) The Oregon certified home inspector shall report the method used to observe the roofing and components.
(m) Evaluate acoustical characteristics of any system or component;
(n) Observe special equipment or accessories that are not listed as components to be observed in division 8; or
(o) Identify presence of odors or their source;

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13.1.1 - Smoke and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detectors

Maintenance Tip

Recommend testing every six months, and changing the batteries every year (even if rated for 10 years).

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13.1.2 - Smoke and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detectors

Safety Hazard - Missing/Outdated CO Detectors

Safety Hazard - Missing/Outdated carbon monoxide detectors. Oregon law states that the seller must have up-to-date smoke detectors that are no more than 10 years old, and within 15 feet of bedrooms.

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13.2.1 - Hallways

Flooring - Carpet Damage

Carpet damage present. Recommend repair. 

Flooring Flooring Contractor

14 - Crawlspace

Condition of Space: Condition
Marginal
Insulation: Insulation Type
Batts
Insulation: Insulation Depth
6-8
Vapor Barriers and Drainage: Vapor Barrier
Under Entire House
Vapor Barriers and Drainage: Low Point Drainage
Appears Proper
Vapor Barriers and Drainage: Sump Pump
Not present
Ventilation: Ventilation
Present, Appears Acceptable
Electric: Electric (Switches, Outlets, Fixtures)
110 VAC
Inspection Method
In Crawlspace

812-008-0213 - Insulation and Ventilation 

(1) The Oregon certified home inspector shall observe and describe:
(a) Insulation and vapor retarders/barriers in unfinished spaces;
(b) Ventilation of attics and foundation areas;
(c) Kitchen, bathroom, and laundry venting systems; and
(d) The operation of any readily accessible attic ventilation fan, and when the temperature permits, the operation of any readily accessible thermostatic control.
(e) Absence of insulation in unfinished space adjacent to heated living areas.
(2) The Oregon certified home inspector is not required to report on:
(a) Concealed insulation and vapor retarders;
(b) Venting equipment that is integral with household appliances; or
(c) Thermal efficiency ratings.


812-008-0204 General Exclusions 

(1) Oregon certified home inspectors are not required to report on:
(a) Life expectancy of any component or system;
(b) The causes of the need for a repair;
(c) The methods, materials, and costs of corrections;
(d) The suitability of the property for any specialized use;
(e) Compliance or non-compliance with codes, ordinances, statutes, regulatory requirements or restrictions;
(f) The advisability or inadvisability of purchase of the property;
(g) The presence or absence of pests such as wood damaging organisms, rodents, or insects;
(h) Cosmetic items, underground items, or items not permanently installed; or
(i) Detached structures.
(2) Oregon certified home inspectors are not required to:
(a) Offer or undertake any act or service contrary to law;
(b) Offer warranties or guarantees of any kind;
(c) Offer to undertake engineering, architectural, plumbing,
electrical or any other job function requiring an occupational license in the jurisdiction where the inspection is taking place, unless the Oregon certified home inspector holds a valid occupational license, in which case the Oregon certified home inspector may inform the client that the home inspector is so certified, and is therefore qualified to go beyond division 8 and undertake additional inspections beyond those within the scope of the basic inspection;
(d) Calculate the strength, adequacy, or efficiency of any system or component;
(e) Enter any area, undertake any procedure that may damage the property or its components, or be dangerous to the Oregon certified home inspector or other persons;
(f) Operate any system or component that is shut down or otherwise inoperable;
(g) Operate any system or component that does not respond to normal operating controls;
(h) Disturb insulation, move personal items, panels, furniture, equipment, plant life, soil, snow, ice, or debris that obstructs access or visibility;
(i) Determine the presence or absence of any suspected adverse environmental condition or hazardous substance, including but not limited to toxins, carcinogens, noise or contaminants in the building or soil, water, and air;
(j) Determine the effectiveness of any system installed to control or remove suspected hazardous substances;
(k) Predict future condition, including but not limited to failure of components;
(l) Project operating costs of components;
(2) The Oregon certified home inspector shall report the method used to observe the roofing and components.
(m) Evaluate acoustical characteristics of any system or component;
(n) Observe special equipment or accessories that are not listed as components to be observed in division 8; or
(o) Identify presence of odors or their source;

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14.1.1 - Condition of Space

Animal Intrusion

It appears that some kind of small animal has made its way into the crawlspace, and has left droppings. Recommend reevaluation report.

Pest control Pest Control Pro
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14.1.2 - Condition of Space

Debris in the Crawlspace

Recommend removing the debris in the crawlspace. Material can collect and hold water, and this could be an environment for mold growth.

Contractor Qualified Professional

15 - Structure

Foundation: Material
Concrete
Foundation: Differential Movement
Appears none at the time of inspection
Floor Structure: Support Material
Concrete, Wood Beams
Floor Structure: Sub-floor
OSB
Floor Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Dirt
Floor Structure: Piers/Posts
Poured Concrete, Wood Posts
Floor Structure: Seismic Reinforcement
Present
Wall Structure: Material
Wood
Floor Structure: Limited Sub-Floor Visibility

Limited subfloor visibility due to insulation.

812-008-0205 - Structural Components

(1) The Oregon certified home inspector shall observe and describe visible structural components including:
(a) Foundation;
(b) Floors and floor structure;
(c) Walls and wall structure;
(d) Columns or piers;
(e) Ceilings and ceiling structure; and
(f) Roofs and roof structure.
(2) The Oregon certified home inspector shall:
(a) Probe or sound structural components where deterioration is suspected, except where probing would damage any finished surface;
(b) Enter underfloor crawl spaces, basements, and attic spaces except when access is obstructed or restricted, when entry could damage any property, or when dangerous or adverse situations are suspected;
(c) Report the methods used to observed underfloor crawl spaces and attics; report inaccessible areas; and
(d) Report signs of abnormal or harmful water penetration into the building or signs of abnormal or harmful condensation on building components.


812-008-0204 General Exclusions 

(1) Oregon certified home inspectors are not required to report on:
(a) Life expectancy of any component or system;
(b) The causes of the need for a repair;
(c) The methods, materials, and costs of corrections;
(d) The suitability of the property for any specialized use;
(e) Compliance or non-compliance with codes, ordinances, statutes, regulatory requirements or restrictions;
(f) The advisability or inadvisability of purchase of the property;
(g) The presence or absence of pests such as wood damaging organisms, rodents, or insects;
(h) Cosmetic items, underground items, or items not permanently installed; or
(i) Detached structures.
(2) Oregon certified home inspectors are not required to:
(a) Offer or undertake any act or service contrary to law;
(b) Offer warranties or guarantees of any kind;
(c) Offer to undertake engineering, architectural, plumbing,
electrical or any other job function requiring an occupational license in the jurisdiction where the inspection is taking place, unless the Oregon certified home inspector holds a valid occupational license, in which case the Oregon certified home inspector may inform the client that the home inspector is so certified, and is therefore qualified to go beyond division 8 and undertake additional inspections beyond those within the scope of the basic inspection;
(d) Calculate the strength, adequacy, or efficiency of any system or component;
(e) Enter any area, undertake any procedure that may damage the property or its components, or be dangerous to the Oregon certified home inspector or other persons;
(f) Operate any system or component that is shut down or otherwise inoperable;
(g) Operate any system or component that does not respond to normal operating controls;
(h) Disturb insulation, move personal items, panels, furniture, equipment, plant life, soil, snow, ice, or debris that obstructs access or visibility;
(i) Determine the presence or absence of any suspected adverse environmental condition or hazardous substance, including but not limited to toxins, carcinogens, noise or contaminants in the building or soil, water, and air;
(j) Determine the effectiveness of any system installed to control or remove suspected hazardous substances;
(k) Predict future condition, including but not limited to failure of components;
(l) Project operating costs of components;
(2) The Oregon certified home inspector shall report the method used to observe the roofing and components.
(m) Evaluate acoustical characteristics of any system or component;
(n) Observe special equipment or accessories that are not listed as components to be observed in division 8; or
(o) Identify presence of odors or their source;

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15.1.1 - Foundation

Foundation Cracks - Minor

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

Here is an informational article on foundation cracks.

16 - Liability Look-Out

Interior: Oven
Off at End of Inspection
Interior: Attic and Crawlspace
Access Doors Shut

INCLUDE PICTURES

Interior: Thermostat
Returned to Original Position
Interior: Electrical
GFCIs Reset
Exterior: Windows and Doors
Exterior Windows and Doors Shut
Interior: Plumbing - Water Heater
Returned to Original Position
Exterior: Plumbing
Picture of Main Water Valve

Leaks could be present if the meter is moving.