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1 - Inspection Details

Entrance/Front Faces
South
In Attendance
Client's Agent, Client
Occupancy
Occupied, Furnished
Type of Building
Single-Family
Temperature (F)
40s, 50s
Weather Conditions
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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
3-Tab Asphalt Shingle
Coverings: Approximate Age
15 - 20 Years Old
Coverings: Roof Type/Style
Gable
Coverings: Approximate Number of Layers
Three
Roof Penetrations, Valleys, and Flashings: Electrical Mast
Underground Utilities
Roof Penetrations, Valleys, and Flashings: Plumbing Vents
Metal and Rubber
Roof Penetrations, Valleys, and Flashings: Valley Material
Asphalt Shingle
Roof Penetrations, Valleys, and Flashings: Flashing Material
Metal
Chimney: Chimney
Brick
Chimney: Chimney Flashing
Metal
Chimney: Flue and Flue Cap
Clay, Metal, Mortar
Roof Drainage Systems: Downspout Material
Metal
Roof Drainage Systems: Leader/Extension
Underground
Roof Penetrations, Valleys, and Flashings: Roof Vents
Metal
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Metal
Inspection Method
On Roof
Chimney: Moss on Chimney Cap

Moss on the chimney cap limits view. In addition, the moss can hold moisture and allow premature deterioration. Recommend cleaning and re-evaluation by a licensed chimney specialist. 

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 on the southeast dormer, which can lead to leaking. Recommend re-evaluation and repair by a licensed roofing contractor. 

Roof Roofing Professional
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2.1.3 - Coverings

Multiple Layers

Multiple layers of shingles were present.  Appears to be three. When more than one layer is present the roof life is dramatically compromised.  Recommend re-evaluation by a licensed roofing contractor.

Roof Roofing Professional
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2.1.4 - Coverings

Shingles - Excessive Granule Loss

Excessive granule loss throughout, but mainly central.  Recommend monitoring. May need replacing within the next 5 years.  Replacement may be necessary earlier due to multiple layers present.  Recommend a licensed roofing contractor to re-evaluate.

Roof Roofing Professional
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2.1.5 - Coverings

Repair Noted

There is a section with new shingles (possibly 5-10). Suspected repair or addition was made at one point. Recommend re-evaluation from a licensed roofing contractor and/or explanation from the seller.

Roof Roofing Professional
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2.2.1 - Roof Penetrations, Valleys, and Flashings

Flashing - Plumbing Vent Deterioration

The rubber boots at a roof plumbing vent pipes were damaged and may allow moisture intrusion of the roof assembly. Recommend replacement by a qualified roofing contractor, and re-evaluation of the affected systems. If one is bad the rest will most likely go bad soon. These usually last 5-10 years.

Roof Roofing Professional
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2.4.1 - Roof Drainage Systems

Gutter - Debris/Cleaning

Debris has accumulated in the gutters. Recommend cleaning to facilitate water flow, and re-evaluation of the entire system

Here is a DIY resource for cleaning your gutters. 

Roof Roofing Professional

3 - Attic

Roof Structure & Attic: Type
Gable
Roof Structure & Attic: Attic/Roof Structure
2x4, Rafters
Roof Structure & Attic: Sheathing Material
Plywood
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Batt, Loose-fill
Attic Insulation: Insulation Depth
8-10
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Soffit Vents, Roof Vents
Electric: Electric (Switches, Outlets, Fixtures)
Not Visible
Evidence of Moisture: Evidence of Moisture
None appears present at the time of inspection
Inspection Method: Inspection Method
In the Attic
Ventilation: Bathroom and Kitchen Venting
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;

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3.2.1 - Roof Structure & Attic

Sheathing - Typical Staining

Typical staining present. May want to test for organic growth. 

Hardhat Mold Inspector
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3.3.1 - Attic Insulation

Pest Activity

Pest activity throughout. Recommend re-evaluation, treatment, and securing openings. 

Pest control Pest Control Pro

4 - Exterior

Grading and Vegetation: Grading
Positive Slope Away, Negative Slope Towards, Steep Slope
Grading and Vegetation: Vegetation
Trees, Shrubs
Grading and Vegetation: Crawlspace Vents
Not Present
Driveway, Walkways, Stairs/Steps, Patios, Decks/Balconies: Driveway Material
Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel
Driveway, Walkways, Stairs/Steps, Patios, Decks/Balconies: Walkways
Concrete, Wood
Driveway, Walkways, Stairs/Steps, Patios, Decks/Balconies: Front Patio
Concrete
Driveway, Walkways, Stairs/Steps, Patios, Decks/Balconies: Back Patio
Wood
Driveway, Walkways, Stairs/Steps, Patios, Decks/Balconies: Decks and Balconies
Wood
Siding, Trim, and Flashing: Siding and Trim Material
Fiber Cement, Wood
Siding, Trim, and Flashing: Flashing Material
Missing
Eaves, Soffits & Fascia: Eaves, Soffits, and Fascia Material
Wood
Electric: Exterior Electic
110 VAC GFCI, Surface Mounted Lights
Hose Bibs: Static Water Pressure
Appears Normal
Fencing and Retaining Walls: Fencing Type
Not Present
Fencing and Retaining Walls: Retaining Wall
Not Present
Windows and Exterior Doors: Windows
Vinyl
Windows and Exterior Doors: Window Screens
Metal Frame with Vinyl Screen
Windows and Exterior Doors: Doorbell
Hard Wired
Windows and Exterior Doors: Exterior Entry Door
Composite
Windows and Exterior Doors: Exterior Back Door(s)
Metal, Double, Composite, Vinyl Glass Slider
Driveway, Walkways, Stairs/Steps, Patios, Decks/Balconies: Steps/Stairs
Wood, Concrete, Stone
Exterior Venting: Dryer, Kitchen, Bathroom Venting
Appears Acceptable
Hose Bibs: Hose Bibs
Rotary with Anti-Siphon, 40-80 psi
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.

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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.

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4.1.4 - Grading and Vegetation

Vegetation - Trees Close To Structure

One of the trees is less than 15 feet away from the structure. May want to remove before possible structure damage.

Yard scissors Tree Service
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4.2.1 - Driveway, Walkways, Stairs/Steps, Patios, Decks/Balconies

Deck - Boards Rotting/Degraded

Rotting/degraded boards noted.  Recommend replacement.

House front 1 Deck Contractor
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4.2.2 - Driveway, Walkways, Stairs/Steps, Patios, Decks/Balconies

Deck/Balcony - Footing Ground Contact

The support footing is in contact with ground. Recommend sloping soil away or re-doing concrete footing to be above ground level to reduce chance of rot. 

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

Deck/Balcony - Footings Improperly Installed

Footings for decks and balconies should be set in concrete, and not blocks. Recommend re-evaluation and repair. 

House front 1 Deck Contractor
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4.2.4 - 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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4.2.5 - Driveway, Walkways, Stairs/Steps, Patios, Decks/Balconies

Deck/Balcony - Railing Loose/Incorrectly Attached

The railing on the deck is loose or attached incorrectly. Recommend re-evaluation and repair. 

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

Deck/Balcony - Untreated Wood

Recommend treating the untreated wood at the deck to prolong the life of the material. 

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

Caulking Maintenance

Caulking needs replacing between different materials. This is typical maintenance throughout the home. Recommend re-evaluation of all areas, repair, and repainting. 

Tools Handyman/DIY
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4.3.2 - Siding, Trim, and Flashing

Paint - Degrading

Degrading chalking paint. The house may need painting within the next couple of years. Recommend evaluation by a painting contractor.

Paint roller Painting Contractor
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4.3.3 - 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.

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4.3.4 - Siding, Trim, and Flashing

Siding/Trim - Wood Rot

Rotting siding/trim present on most of the post trim throughout the exterior. Recommend re-evaluation and repair. 

Siding Siding Contractor
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4.3.5 - Siding, Trim, and Flashing

Siding - Holes

Recommend sealing the holes in the siding to prevent pest and water damage.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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4.4.1 - Eaves, Soffits & Fascia

Peeling Paint

Peeling paint present. This can allow for moisture intrusion, and wood rot. Recommend reevaluation and repair by a licensed contractor.

Paint roller Painting 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

5 - HVAC

Heating Equipment - Garage Utility Room: Furnace Location
Garage
Heating Equipment - Garage Utility Room: Brand
RUUD
Heating Equipment - Garage Utility Room: Area Served
East/Master Suite
Heating Equipment - Garage Utility Room: Heat Fuel Type
Electric, Heat Pump
Heating Equipment - Garage Utility Room: Burners
Electric, Sealed
Heating Equipment - Garage Utility Room: Blower Fan
Sealed
Heating Equipment - Garage Utility Room: Flue Vent Pipes
Not Applicable
Heating Equipment - Garage Utility Room: Heating System Operation
Appears Functional at the Time of Inspection
Heating Equipment - Lower Level Hallway Closet: Furnace Location
Hallway Closet
Heating Equipment - Lower Level Hallway Closet: Brand
RUUD
Heating Equipment - Lower Level Hallway Closet: Area Served
Appears West
Heating Equipment - Lower Level Hallway Closet: Heat Fuel Type
Electric, Heat Pump
Heating Equipment - Lower Level Hallway Closet: Burners
Sealed, Electric
Heating Equipment - Lower Level Hallway Closet: Blower Fan
Sealed
Heating Equipment - Lower Level Hallway Closet: Flue Vent Pipes
Not Applicable
Heating Equipment - Lower Level Hallway Closet: Heating System Operation
Appears Functional at the Time of Inspection
Cooling Equipment: Cooling System Location
Exterior, On Pad
Cooling Equipment: Brand
RUUD
Cooling Equipment: Area Served
Whole Building
Cooling Equipment: Energy Source/Type
Electric, Heat Pump
Cooling Equipment: Electrical Disconnect
Breaker
Cooling Equipment: Visible Fins and Coil
Aluminum/Tin, Copper
Cooling Equipment: Refrigerant Lines
Serviceable Condition
Cooling Equipment: Condensation Removal
Plastic Tube
Cooling Equipment: Cooling System Operation
Below 65 Degrees - Could Not Test
Distribution System: Configuration
Central
Distribution System: Ductwork
Metal, Insulated, Flex
Heating Equipment - Garage Utility Room: Approximate Age
2003 Made in
Heating Equipment - Garage Utility Room: Filter Location, Size, and Condition
In Unit, 20x20x4, Acceptable
Heating Equipment - Garage Utility Room: Thermostats
Programmable
Heating Equipment - Lower Level Hallway Closet: Approximate Age
2002 Made in
Heating Equipment - Lower Level Hallway Closet: Filter Location, Size, and Condition
In Unit, Acceptable, 20x20x4
Heating Equipment - Lower Level Hallway Closet: Thermostats
Programmable
Cooling Equipment: Approximate Age
2006 Made in
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 - Garage Utility Room

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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5.2.1 - Heating Equipment - Lower Level Hallway Closet

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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5.3.1 - 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, Private Water
Water and Waste: Service/Supply Line
Copper, CPVC
Water and Waste: Water Branch Lines
Copper, PEX, CPVC
Water and Waste: Drain Pipes
ABS
Water and Waste: Vent Pipes
ABS
Water Heater: Water Heater Location
Garage
Water Heater: Approximate Age
2002 Made in
Water Heater: Fuel Source
Electric
Water Heater: Capacity
80 Gallons
Water Heater: Area Serviced
Entire Building
Water Heater: Temperature Pressure Release Valve (TPRV) and Drain Tube
Not Present
Water Heater: Seismic Strapping
Not Present

INCLUDE PHOTO

Water Heater: Pressure Tank or Valve
Not Present
Water and Waste: Water Shut-Off Location
Garage
Water Heater: Manufacturer
American
Water and Waste: Hose Bib Shut-Off Location
Lower Level Closet
Lower Level Closet

The hose bib shut offs for the southernmost central hose bib and one or more others for winterizing. Recommend further investigation.

Water and Waste: Main Sewer Clean-Out
Septic

 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. 

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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Comment
6.2.1 - 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
6.2.2 - Water Heater

Functioning Past Designed Life

Made in 2002


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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6.2.3 - Water Heater

Seismic Strapping Missing

Missing seismic strapping. Recommend installing on the top and bottom third. 

Tools Handyman/DIY
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6.2.4 - Water Heater

Temperate Pressure Release Tube (TPRV)

Safety hazard - The TPRV tube should extend to 6 inches from the ground. 

Contractor Qualified Professional

7 - Garage

Garage: Occupant (Man) Door Material
Wood
Garage: Ceiling Material
Paint, Drywall
Garage: Wall Material
Paint, Paneling, Drywall
Garage: Windows
Vinyl
Garage: Floor Material
Concrete, Vinyl
Garage: Bollard Present
Not Applicable
Garage: Electric
110 VAC GFCI, 110 VAC, Ceiling Light
Garage: Hose Bibs
Not Present
Garage Door: Type
Sectional
Garage Door: Material
Wood
Garage Door: Operation
Mechanized
Garage Door: Brand
Chamberlain
Garage Door: Safety Functions
Photo Sensor Eyes, Pressure Reverse
Garage: Garage Type
Attached

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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Comment
7.1.1 - Garage

Non-GFCI

Recommend non-GFCI outlets be changed to GFCI. 

Electric Electrical Contractor
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Comment
7.2.1 - Garage Door

Weather Stripping

Recommend replacing  weather stripping to create a tighter seal. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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7.2.2 - Garage Door

Auto Photo Sensor Eyes

The photo sensor eyes should be mounted 6 inches from the ground. Recommend adjusting.

Contractor Qualified Professional

8 - Detached Garage/Shop

Detached Garage/Shop: Garage Type
Detached
Detached Garage/Shop: Ceiling Material
Exposed Framing
Detached Garage/Shop: Wall Material
Exposed Framing
Detached Garage/Shop: Floor Material
Concrete, Wood
Detached Garage/Shop: Electric
110 VAC, 110 VAC GFCI, 220 VAC
Detached Garage/Shop Door: Type
Double, Swing
Detached Garage/Shop Door: Material
Metal, Wood
Detached Garage/Shop Door: Operation
Manual
Detached Garage/Shop Roof Coverings: Roofing Material
3-Tab Asphalt Shingle
Detached Garage/Shop Roof Coverings: Approximate Age
15 - 20
Detached Garage/Shop Roof Coverings: Roof Type/Style
Gable
Detached Garage/Shop Roof Coverings: Approximate Number of Layers
One
Detached Garage/Shop Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Metal
Detached Garage/Shop Roof Drainage Systems: Downspout Material
Metal
Detached Garage/Shop Roof Drainage Systems: Leader/Extension
Above Ground
Detached Garage/Shop Siding, Trim, and Flashing: Flashing Material
Metal
Detached Garage/Shop Eaves, Soffits & Fascia: Eaves, Soffits, and Fascia Material
Wood
Detached Garage/Shop Windows and Exterior Doors: Windows
Wood
Detached Garage/Shop Windows and Exterior Doors: Exterior Entry Door
Wood, Metal
Detached Garage/Shop Windows and Exterior Doors: Exterior Back Door(s)
Wood, Metal
Detached Garage/Shop Siding, Trim, and Flashing: Siding and Trim Material
Wood, Metal

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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8.1.1 - Detached Garage/Shop

Moisture Staining

Appears to be moisture staining on the ceiling. Recommend monitoring.  May need a new roof. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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8.1.2 - Detached Garage/Shop

Garage/Shop Stairs

The garage/shop stairs are not built to current safety standards. It is not attached to the wall correctly, supported correctly, or have correct baluster spacing and railing support. Recommend repair before using.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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8.1.3 - Detached Garage/Shop

Electrical - Exposed

Exposed electrical. Recommend repair by a licensed electrician.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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8.1.4 - Detached Garage/Shop

Electrical - Open Ground

SAFETY HAZARD. Open ground present on an outlet. Recommend a licensed electrician to re-evaluate and repair.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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8.3.1 - Detached Garage/Shop Roof 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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8.3.2 - Detached Garage/Shop Roof Coverings

Shingle Damage - General, Moderate

Roof coverings showed moderate damage and deterioration. Recommend a qualified roofing professional evaluate and repair/replacement. 

Roof Roofing Professional
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8.4.1 - Detached Garage/Shop Roof Drainage Systems

Downspouts - Missing

Home was missing downspouts in one or more areas. This can result in excessive moisture in the soil at the foundation, which can lead to foundation/structural movement. Recommend a qualified contractor re-evaluation and install downspout extensions that drain at least 6 feet from the foundation. 

Roof Roofing Professional
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8.4.2 - Detached Garage/Shop Roof Drainage Systems

Gutters - Loose

The gutter(s) is loose and needs to be re-evaluation, re-fastened to fascia, and pitched properly.

Wrenches Handyman
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8.6.1 - Detached Garage/Shop Eaves, Soffits & Fascia

Missing Paint

Recommend painting to help prevent water damage. 

Paint roller Painting Contractor
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8.7.1 - Detached Garage/Shop Windows and Exterior Doors

Window Paint

Peeling paint and rot around the windows. Recommend repair.

Contractor Qualified Professional

9 - 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
Siemens
Main Electrical: Panel Capacity
200 AMP
Main Electrical: Main Power Turn-Off
200 amps, In Panel
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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9.1.1 - 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.

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10 - Laundry Room

Washer: Brand
Samsung
Washer: Power Source
110 VAC
Washer: Water Source
Ball Valve
Washer: Drainage
Wall Mount
Washer: Drain Pan/Floor Drain
Drain Pan
Dryer: Brand
Samsung
Dryer: Power Source
220 VAC
Dryer: Dryer Vent
Flexible 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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10.1.1 - Washer

Washer Water Source

Optional Upgrade - Recommenced upgrading from rubber hoses to stainless braid.  Rubber hoses are meant to be replaced yearly, and braided hoses every five years.

Wrench DIY
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10.1.2 - Washer

Drain Pan

 Optional Upgrade - May want to consider adding a drain pan under the washer.

Wrench DIY
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10.2.1 - Dryer

Maintenance Tip

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

Wrench DIY

11 - Kitchen

Kitchen: Kitchen Location
Main
Kitchen: Ceiling
Paint
Kitchen: Floors
Wood
Kitchen: Walls
Paint
Kitchen: Windows
Vinyl
Kitchen: Counter and Cabinet
Solid Surface, Wood
Kitchen: Sink
Metal
Kitchen: Faucet and Trap
ABS, Metal
Kitchen: Electric (Switches, Outlets, Fixtures)
110 VAC GFCI, Ceiling Mount
Kitchen: HVAC Source
Forced Air Vent Present
Dishwasher: Brand
Frigidaire
Dishwasher: Air-Gap
Present
Refrigerator: Brand
Samsung
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Brand
GE
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Energy Source
Electric
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Exhaust Hood Type
Vented
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Anti-Tip Bracket Installed On Range
Not Applicable
Garbage Disposal: Brand
In-Sinkerator

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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11.1.1 - Kitchen

Caulking Maintenance

 Caulking maintenance needed. Recommend replacing.

Tools Handyman/DIY

12 - Bedrooms

Bedroom - Master: Bedroom Location
Master, 2nd Floor
Bedroom - Master: Doors
Wood
Bedroom - Master: Ceiling
Paint
Bedroom - Master: Walls
Paint, Built-Ins
Bedroom - Master: Windows
Vinyl
Bedroom - Master: Floors
Carpet
Bedroom - Master: Electric (Switches, Outlets, Fixtures)
110 VAC, Dimmer
Bedroom - Master: Closet
Walk-In
Bedroom - Master: HVAC Source
Forced Air Vent Present
Bedroom - West: Doors
Wood
Bedroom - West: Ceiling
Paint
Bedroom - West: Walls
Paint
Bedroom - West: Windows
Vinyl
Bedroom - West: Floors
Wood
Bedroom - West: Electric (Switches, Outlets, Fixtures)
110 VAC, Ceiling Mount, Dimmer
Bedroom - West: Closet
Bi-Fold
Bedroom - West: HVAC Source
Forced Air Vent Present
Bedroom - West Lower Level: Doors
Wood, Metal
Bedroom - West Lower Level: Ceiling
Paint
Bedroom - West Lower Level: Walls
Paint
Bedroom - West Lower Level: Windows
Vinyl
Bedroom - West Lower Level: Floors
Laminated
Bedroom - West Lower Level: Electric (Switches, Outlets, Fixtures)
110 VAC, 110 VAC GFCI, Ceiling Mount, Dimmer
Bedroom - West Lower Level: Closet
Walk-In
Bedroom - West Lower Level: HVAC Source
Forced Air Vent Present
Bedroom - Southwest Lower Level: Doors
Wood
Bedroom - Southwest Lower Level: Ceiling
Paint
Bedroom - Southwest Lower Level: Walls
Paint
Bedroom - Southwest Lower Level: Windows
Vinyl
Bedroom - Southwest Lower Level: Floors
Laminated
Bedroom - Southwest Lower Level: Electric (Switches, Outlets, Fixtures)
110 VAC, Ceiling Mount, Dimmer
Bedroom - Southwest Lower Level: Closet
Bi-Fold
Bedroom - Southwest Lower Level: HVAC Source
Forced Air Vent Present
Bedroom - West: Bedroom Location
West, 2nd Floor
Bedroom - West Lower Level: Bedroom Location
West, Lower Level
Bedroom - Southwest Lower Level: Bedroom Location
Southwest, Lower Level

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 - Bedroom - Master

Doors - Non-Functional Lock

The door lock does not function. Recommend repair/replacing. 

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12.2.1 - Bedroom - West

Closet - Missing DoorS

Missing closet doors. 

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13 - Bathroom

Full Bathroom - Master: Bathroom Location
Master, 2nd Floor, Northeast
Full Bathroom - Master: Doors
Wood, Pocket
Full Bathroom - Master: Ceiling
Paint
Full Bathroom - Master: Floors
Tile
Full Bathroom - Master: Walls
Paint, Tile
Full Bathroom - Master: Windows
Vinyl
Full Bathroom - Master: Counter and Cabinet
Solid Surface
Full Bathroom - Master: Sink
Molded Double
Full Bathroom - Master: Faucet and Trap
ABS, Metal, PVC
Full Bathroom - Master: Shower/Tub and Surround
Tile, Glass
Full Bathroom - Master: Toilet
Secure to Floor
Full Bathroom - Master: Ventilation
Electric Fan, Window
Full Bathroom - Master: HVAC Source
Forced Air Vent Present
Full Bathroom - Hallway Lower Level: Doors
Wood
Full Bathroom - Hallway Lower Level: Ceiling
Paint
Full Bathroom - Hallway Lower Level: Floors
Vinyl
Full Bathroom - Hallway Lower Level: Walls
Paint
Full Bathroom - Hallway Lower Level: Counter and Cabinet
Solid Surface, Wood
Full Bathroom - Hallway Lower Level: Sink
Molded Single
Full Bathroom - Hallway Lower Level: Faucet and Trap
ABS, Metal
Full Bathroom - Hallway Lower Level: Shower/Tub and Surround
Fiberglass, Glass
Full Bathroom - Hallway Lower Level: Toilet
Secure to Floor
Full Bathroom - Hallway Lower Level: Closet
None
Full Bathroom - Hallway Lower Level: Ventilation
Electric Fan
Full Bathroom - Hallway Lower Level: HVAC Source
Forced Air Vent Present
Half Bathroom - Hallway: Bathroom Location
Hallway, Upper Level
Half Bathroom - Hallway: Doors
Wood
Half Bathroom - Hallway: Ceiling
Paint
Half Bathroom - Hallway: Floors
Vinyl
Half Bathroom - Hallway: Walls
Paint
Half Bathroom - Hallway: Windows
Vinyl
Half Bathroom - Hallway: Counter and Cabinet
Solid Surface, Wood
Half Bathroom - Hallway: Sink
Molded Single
Half Bathroom - Hallway: Faucet and Trap
ABS, Metal
Half Bathroom - Hallway: Toilet
Secure to Floor
Half Bathroom - Hallway: Closet
None
Half Bathroom - Hallway: Ventilation
Window, Air Exchange
Half Bathroom - Hallway: HVAC Source
Forced Air Vent Present
Full Bathroom - Master: Jetted Tub/Shower and Surround
Fiberglass, Tile, Pump Access, GFCI Present
Full Bathroom - Hallway Lower Level: Bathroom Location
Hallway, Lower Level
Full Bathroom - Master: Electric (Switches, Outlets, Fixtures)
110 VAC GFCI, Ceiling Exhaust Fan, Wall Mount, Dimmer, Ceiling 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 Lower Level: Electric (Switches, Outlets, Fixtures)
Ceiling Exhaust Fan, 110 VAC, 110 VAC GFCI, Wall Mount, Ceiling Mount, Dimmer

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

Half Bathroom - Hallway: Electric (Switches, Outlets, Fixtures)
110 VAC GFCI, Wall 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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13.1.1 - 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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13.1.2 - 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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13.1.3 - Full Bathroom - Master

Caulking - Maintenance

 Caulking maintenance needed. Recommend replacing.  Re-evaluation for further damage may be necessary.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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13.1.4 - Full Bathroom - Master

Grout - Maintenance

 Grout maintenance needed. Recommend repair so water cannot penetrate as easy. 

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13.2.1 - Full Bathroom - Hallway Lower Level

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. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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13.2.2 - Full Bathroom - Hallway Lower Level

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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13.2.3 - Full Bathroom - Hallway Lower Level

Electrical - Non-GFCI

Non-GFCI outlet. Recommend a licensed electrician to install.


In this case, when in use as a laundry room, this would be considered a dedicated outlet and would not need to be GFCI protected. In use as a bathroom, any electrical outlet within 6 feet of a water source should be HFCI protected.

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13.3.1 - Half 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.

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13.3.2 - Half Bathroom - Hallway

Door - Binds

 The door rubs against the frame when closed. Recommend repair. 

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14 - Interior

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detectors: Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detectors
Present, Battery Operated
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detectors: Smoke Detectors
Present, Hard-Wired with Battery Back-Up
Hallways: Location
1st and 2nd Floors
Hallways: Doors
Wood, Bi-Fold
Hallways: Ceiling
Paint
Hallways: Floors
Wood
Hallways: Walls
Paint
Hallways: Windows
Vinyl
Hallways: Electric (Switches, Outlets, Fixtures)
110 VAC, Ceiling Mount, Dimmer
Hallways: Closet
Bi-Fold
Hallways: HVAC Source
Forced Air Vent Present
Hallways: Stairs and Railings
Wood Steps, Wood Railing
Family/Dining Room: Location
West
Family/Dining Room: Ceiling
Paint
Family/Dining Room: Floors
Wood
Family/Dining Room: Walls
Paint, Built-Ins
Family/Dining Room: Windows
Vinyl
Family/Dining Room: Electric (Switches, Outlets, Fixtures)
Ceiling Mount, 110 VAC, Dimmer
Family/Dining Room: HVAC Source
Forced Air Vent Present
Office: Doors
Slider, French (Wood and Glass)
Office: Ceiling
Paint
Office: Floors
Wood
Office: Walls
Paint, Built-Ins
Office: Windows
Vinyl
Office: Electric (Switches, Outlets, Fixtures)
110 VAC, Ceiling Mount
Office: 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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Comment
14.1.1 - 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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Comment
14.2.1 - Hallways

Stairs - Handrail Loose

Safety Hazard - Couple screws loose on the handrail.  Recommend repair. 

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14.2.2 - Hallways

Stairs - Railing Endings

Safety Hazard - Missing the curved section that curves to the wall. Also, missing the upper section of railing. 


Recommend repair. 

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15 - Fireplace and Flue/Vent

Fireplace: Fireplace Location
Family Room
Fireplace: Fireplace Type
Wood
Fireplace: Fire Box
Insert, Prefab Panels
Fireplace: Flue Material
Metal
Fireplace: Damper
Metal
Fireplace: Hearth
Raised, Tile
Fireplace: Mantel
Wood

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.

812-008-0204 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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Comment
15.1.1 - Fireplace

Creosote Buildup

There was a notable amount of creosote buildup in the flue. This is a fire hazard.  Recommend a qualified fireplace or chimney contractor inspected and sweep on annual basis.

Fire Fireplace Contractor
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15.1.2 - Fireplace

Glass Panel

Glass door panels loose. Recommend repair/replacing. 

Fire Fireplace Contractor

16 - Structure

Foundation: Differential Movement
Appears none at the time of inspection
Floor Structure: Support Material
Concrete, Wood Beams
Floor Structure: Sub-floor
Inaccessible
Floor Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Concrete
Floor Structure: Seismic Reinforcement
Not Present
Wall Structure: Material
Wood, Inaccessible Due to Drywall
Foundation: Material
Concrete

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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Comment
16.2.1 - Floor Structure

Seismic Reinforcment

May want to add seismic reinforcement. 

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