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1234 Main St.
Madison, AL 35756
11/14/2019 9:00AM

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Items Inspected
18
Observations
5
Moderate concerns

1 - Inspection Details

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Client, Inspector
Weather Conditions
Partly Cloudy
Style
Multi-level
Overview

Thank You for choosing Up and Up Home Inspections to perform your home inspection. The goal of this inspection and report is to put you in a better position to make an informed real estate decision. 

This report is a general guide and provides you with some objection information to help you make your own evaluation of the overall condition of the home and is not intended to reflect the value of the property, or to make any representation as to the advisability of purchase. Not all improvements, defects or hazards will be identified during this inspection. Unexpected repairs should still be anticipated.This inspection is not a guarantee or warranty of any kind. 

Up and Up Home Inspections endeavors to perform all inspections in substantial compliance with InterNACHI's Standards of Practice and the laws of Alabama. 

This Home Inspection Report contains observations of those systems and components that, in the professional judgement of the inspector, are not functioning properly, significantly deficient, unsafe, or are near the end of their useful service lives. 

This report is effectively a snapshot of the house recording the conditions on a given date and time. Home inspectors cannot predict future behavior, and as such, we cannot be responsible for things that occur after the inspection. If conditions change, we are available to revisit the property for an additional charge and update our report. Any oral statements made by the Inspector pertaining to Recommended Upgrades or any inclusion in the Inspection Report of information regarding Recommended Upgrades shall be deemed to be informational only and supplied as a courtesy to you and shall not be deemed to be an amendment to or waiver of any exclusions included in the "Home Inspection Agreement and Standards of Practice".  Any and all recommendations for repair, replacement, evaluation and maintenance issues found should be evaluated by the appropriate trade Professionals.

Your report includes many photographs. Some pictures are intended as a courtesy and are added for your information. Some are to help clarify where the inspector has been, what was looked at, and the condition of the system or component at the time of the inspection. Some of the pictures may be of deficiencies or problem areas, these are to help you better understand what is documented in this report and may allow you to see areas or items that you normally would not see. Not all problem areas or conditions will be supported with photos.

Again, thanks very much for the opportunity to conduct this home inspection for you. We are available to you throughout the entire real estate transaction process. Should you have any questions, please call or email.

Sincerely,

Chris Bowman

Certified & Licensed Professional

205-462-7564

UpandUpHomeInspections@gmail.com

Report Catagories

The Report contains categorizations of Immediate Concerns (red), Moderate Concerns (orange), and  Observations (blue). The colors and classifications are done for illustrative purposes and convenience. All issues should be considered and evaluated equally.

The Red Category (Immediate Concerns) is for a specific issue with a system or component that may have an adverse impact on the value of the property, or that poses an unreasonable risk to people or property. 

The Orange Category (Moderate Concerns) is for items that are not functional or will lead to further defects if not addressed. These concerns typically require further evaluation or may be more complicated to remedy.

The Blue Category  (Observations) is mostly observations of routine maintenance that is due now and that new owners should do periodically. It may also point to noticed items that were observed but may need no immediate action. This categorization is not intended to determine which items need to be addressed as part of negotiations, even though any  items of concern should be addressed as you deem necessary. 

For the purpose of this report, all directional references (Left, Right, Front, Back) are based on when facing the front of the structure. 

The following definitions of comment descriptions represent this inspection report. All comments by the inspector should be considered before purchasing this home.

Inspected (IN) = The item, component or system was visually inspected and if no other comments were made, then it appeared to be functioning as intended allowing for normal wear and tear.

Limitations (LI) = This indicates that at least part of a system or component could not be inspected or inspected thoroughly.

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

Not Accessible (NA) = There were issues about being able to access the item being inspected.  Further information may be provided

Occupancy
Occupied

For furnished homes, access to some items such as electrical outlets, windows, wall/floor surfaces and cabinet interiors can be restricted by furniture and/or personal belongings. These items are limitations of the inspection and these items may be concealed defects.

Type of Building
Single Family
Items Not Inspected

ITEMS NOT INSPECTED - There are items that are not inspected in a home inspection such as, but not limited to; fences and gates, pools and spas, outbuildings or any other detached structure, refrigerators, washers / dryers, storm doors and storm windows, screens, window AC units, central vacuum systems, water softeners, alarm and intercom systems, and any item that is not a permanent attached component of the home. Ceiling tiles are not removed, as they are easily damaged, and this is a non-invasive inspection. Subterranean systems are also excluded, such as but not limited to: sewer lines, septic tanks, water delivery systems, and underground fuel storage tanks.

2 - Exterior

IN LI NP NA
2.1 Siding, Flashing & Trim X
2.2 Exterior Doors X
2.3 Windows / Exterior Trim X
2.4 Crawl Space Venting X
2.5 Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps X
2.6 Walkways, Patios & Driveways X
2.7 Eaves, Soffits & Fascia X
2.8 Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls X
2.9 Misc Exterior Items X
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Brick Veneer
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Appurtenance
Porch - Rear, Porch - Front - With Steps
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Material
Concrete
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Driveway Material
Concrete
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Cracks are noted in Driveway but appear normal for this age house.

Sealing cracks would deter water penetration.

Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls: Directing Water Away From Foundation Should Be A Continuous Priority
  • IN = Inspected
  • LI = Limitations
  • NP = Not Present
  • NA = Not Accessible
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Comment
2.1.1 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Brick Mortar step cracking (very minor)

Step cracking in mortar joints over garage door was noted likely caused by settlement or from the brick lentil flex and is commensurate with age of the home;  Size and location of cracks are not of structure concern. Monitor.

Mag glass Monitor
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Comment
2.2.1 - Exterior Doors

Door Weatherstripping Not Present (Rear Door To Porch)

Door is missing standard weatherstripping. This can result in significant energy loss and moisture intrusion. Recommend installation of standard weatherstripping.


Wrenches Handyman
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Comment
2.3.1 - Windows / Exterior Trim

Misc Exterior Observations

*Some exterior maintenance/caulking needed. 

*Rear door to porch appears to have pet scratching damage. 

*Door to garage needs caulking. 

Wrenches Handyman
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2.5.1 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Handrail Recommended

With 4 or more steps, it is generally recommended to add handrails.

3 - Roof

IN LI NP NA
3.1 Coverings X
3.2 Roof Drainage Systems X
3.3 Flashings X
3.4 Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations X
3.5 Roof Structure X
Inspection Method
Ground, GO PRO
Roof Type/Style
Gable
Coverings: Material
Asphalt
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Aluminum
Roof Inspection Introduction

The roof inspection portion of the General Home Inspection will not be as comprehensive as an inspection performed by a qualified roofing contractor. Because of variations in installation requirements of the huge number of different roof-covering materials installed over the years, the General Home Inspection does not include confirmation of proper installation. Home Inspectors are trained to identify common deficiencies and to recognize conditions that require evaluation by a specialist. Inspection of the roof typically includes visual evaluation of the roof structure, roof-covering materials, flashing, and roof penetrations like chimneys, mounting hardware for roof-mounted equipment, attic ventilation devices, ducts for evaporative coolers, and combustion and plumbing vents. The roof inspection does not include leak-testing and will not certify or warranty the roof against future leakage. Other limitations may apply and will be included in the comments as necessary.

Pics
Coverings: Asphalt Shingles
Granular coverage was very good and consistent throughout the roof. The roof covering appears to be in very good condition. Any isolated observations will be addressed later in this section.

Very minor granular loss noted. 

Almost all shingles have some degree of Granular Loss. Granular Loss is not considered by insurance companies or manufacturer's to be a defective condition, but a natural result of the aging process. The bond between asphalt and granules deteriorates over time as asphalt loses volatile compounds, dries and shrinks. It does not affect the ability of the shingles to shed water but does allow underlying shingle to degrade faster.

LIFESPAN FACTORS

The following factors affect the lifespan of an asphalt composition shingle roof: 

- roofing material quality;

- quality of maintenance; - proper installation;

- number of layers;

- structure orientation: South-facing roofs will have shorter lifespans;

- degree of roof slope: Flatter roofs will have shorter lifespans;

- climate and exposure: (wind, hail, snow & rain); Harsh climates shorten roof lifespans;

- homesite location: Coastal climates promote corrosion of all metal exposed to weather;

- temperature swings: climates with large daily temperature differentials will shorten roof lifespans; 

- elevation: Homes at higher elevations are exposed to more ultra violet (UV) light, which shortens roof lifespan;

- roof color: Darker roofs absorb more heat which may shorten roofing material lifespan;

- roof structure ventilation: Poor ventilation shortens roof lifespans;

- physical abrasion: Avoid walking on the roof as much as possible, especially on very hot or very cold days when shingles may be especially soft or brittle; and

- freeze/thaw cycles: Areas of the roof where snow collects or ice dams accumulate are subject to more rapid deterioration by moisture held against the shingles. 

Batch issues. Batches are groups of shingles made during the same production run from the same batch of asphalt. Batch problems are problems caused by installing shingles from different batches on the same roof. Shingles from different batches can weather at different rates. Over time, fairly small differences in shingle thickness or in the composition of the asphalt mix can affect the rate at which shingles deteriorate. The distinguishing characteristic indicating batch problems in strip shingles is the pattern of deterioration. 

Please note the inspector does not take responsibility for determining the roof's age, we do not issue a 'pass or fail' grade on a roof, nor do we determine if a roofing contractor determines its necessity or replacement. We report only its visible physical condition at the time of inspection if there are any deficiencies.  Any concerns over the age of the roof and its longevity should be directed to a state licensed roofing contractor.

Flashings: General Flashing Description

Flashing is a general term used to describe sheet metal fabricated into shapes and used to protect areas of the roof from moisture intrusion. Inspection typically includes inspection for condition and proper installation of flashing in the following locations: - roof penetrations such as vents, electrical masts, chimneys, mechanical equipment, patio cover attachment points, and around skylights; - junctions at which roofs meet walls; - roof edges; - areas at which roofs change slope; - areas at which roof-covering materials change; and - areas at which different roof planes meet (such as valleys). Chimney flashings are covered in next section

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Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations: Roof Penetrations
Vents, Chimney
Roof Structure: Pics
Coverings: Underlayment disclaimer, completely hidden

The underlayment was hidden beneath the roof-covering material. It was not inspected and the Inspector disclaims responsibility for evaluating its condition or confirming its presence.

Roof Structure: I was not able to view the entire roof structure from the safe walk areas available.

The attic was only able to be partially traversed due to height, framing configuration, insulation levels, ductwork, or a combination of any of the afore-mentioned. The inspector makes every attempt to traverse the entire attic, except in instances where the inspector feels personal harm or and damage to HVAC components/ceiling surfaces may occur.

  • IN = Inspected
  • LI = Limitations
  • NP = Not Present
  • NA = Not Accessible
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Comment
3.2.1 - Roof Drainage Systems

Gutter Damaged (Left Side)

Gutter was damaged. The functionality of the gutter did not appear to be affected 

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Comment
3.2.2 - Roof Drainage Systems

Gutter Leakage

Gutter connections were observed to have leak stains in one or more areas. All areas need to be addressed with sealant to eliminate the leaks. 

Wrenches Handyman
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3.2.3 - Roof Drainage Systems

Some Gutters Drain Underground

Gutters drained underground. Recommend to monitor condition of drainage to ensure water discharges to exterior/daylight.

Mag glass Monitor

4 - Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure

IN LI NP NA
4.1 Foundation X
4.2 Basements & Crawlspaces X
4.3 Floor Structure X
4.4 Wall Structure X
4.5 Ceiling Structure X
Inspection Method
Attic Access, Visual
Foundation: Material
Concrete
Basements & Crawlspaces: Access Door Location
NA
Floor Structure: Material
Concrete
Floor Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
No Basement or Crawlspace
Wall Structure: Material
Wood Framing
Ceiling Structure: Material
Wood
  • IN = Inspected
  • LI = Limitations
  • NP = Not Present
  • NA = Not Accessible

5 - Garage

IN LI NP NA
5.1 General X
5.2 Ceiling X
5.3 Floor X
5.4 Walls & Firewalls X
5.5 Garage Door X
5.6 Garage Door Opener X
5.7 Garage Door Casing X
Garage Door: Material
Metal
Garage Door: Type
Up-and-Over
Garage Door Opener: Remote Was Not Available To Test
  • IN = Inspected
  • LI = Limitations
  • NP = Not Present
  • NA = Not Accessible
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Comment
5.3.1 - Floor

Minor Floor Cracks - Very Common

FYI

6 - Attic, Insulation & Ventilation

IN LI NP NA
6.1 Attic /Floor Insulation X
6.2 Vapor Retarders (Crawlspace or Basement) X
6.3 Ventilation X
6.4 Exhaust Systems X
Dryer Power Source
220 Electric
Attic /Floor Insulation: Flooring Insulation
None
Ventilation: Dryer Vent
Metal
Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Fans
Fans In Bathrooms
Attic /Floor Insulation: Insulation Type In Attic
Spray Foam
Ventilation: Attic Ventilation Type
None Visibly Present

Modern standards recommend 1.5 square feet of venting area for every 300 square feet of attic floor space.

Attic /Floor Insulation: Portions Of Attic Limited Access

Portions of the attic was not able to be traversed at the time of inspection due to height, ductwork, or both. Visual inspection of accessible areas was conducted.

  • IN = Inspected
  • LI = Limitations
  • NP = Not Present
  • NA = Not Accessible
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Comment
6.3.1 - Ventilation

Dryer Vent Cover Does Not Function (Open/Close) Properly

Recommend repair or replace. 

Wrenches Handyman
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Comment
6.4.1 - Exhaust Systems

Multiple Vent Covers Need Replacing

Wrenches Handyman

7 - Doors, Windows & Interior

IN LI NP NA
7.1 Doors X
7.2 Windows X
7.3 Floors X
7.4 Walls X
7.5 Ceilings X
7.6 Steps, Stairways & Railings X
7.7 Countertops & Cabinets X
7.8 Misc Interior Items X
  • IN = Inspected
  • LI = Limitations
  • NP = Not Present
  • NA = Not Accessible
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Comment
7.1.1 - Doors

Door Stops Missing/Damaged In Some Areas- Door And Wall Damage Noted

Door stops need correcting/replacing.

Doors/walls need repair and paint.

Wrenches Handyman
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Comment
7.1.2 - Doors

Misc Door Observations

*Door lock and door latch need adjustment

Wrenches Handyman
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Comment
7.2.1 - Windows

Window Damaged (Second Floor Right Side)

Window appeared to have general damage (possible not installed properly initially), but is operational. Recommend a window professional address and repair.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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7.7.1 - Countertops & Cabinets

Misc Cabinet Observations

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Comment
7.8.1 - Misc Interior Items

Misc Interior Item Observed.

*Kitchen trim items.

*Ceiling repair noted first floor.

*Two ceiling items noted in bedroom on second floor. 

Repair as appropriate. 

8 - Built-in Appliances

IN LI NP NA
8.1 Dishwasher X
8.2 Refrigerator X
8.3 Range/Oven/Cooktop X
8.4 Built-in Microwave X
8.5 Garbage Disposal X
8.6 Exterior Gas Grill X
Refrigerator: Free Standing
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Energy Source
Gas
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Exhaust Hood Type
Vented
Appliance Inspections Not Part of SOP

Even though I inspected the Appliances, they are not part of the list of inspection items in the State Of Alabama Standards of Practice.   Any comments or offerings are a courtesy but should not be a warranty or guarantee.  I work to inspect all kitchen appliances that are operational.  If they are not it will be noted in the report. If an appliance is indicated to be inspected, it is referring to its response to on/off controls only at the time of the inspection.  For future protection, some consider a home warranty that you can discuss with your realtor. 

The clothes washer and dryer are not considered to be permanently installed. As such, they were not function tested. The presence of appropriate electric, plumbing and vent connections was inspected.

Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range Tip Over (anti-tip) Information

Anti-tip brackets are metal devices designed to prevent freestanding ranges from tipping. They are normally attached to a rear leg of the range or screwed into the wall behind the range, and are included in all installation kits. A unit that is not equipped with these devices may tip over if enough weight is applied to its open door, such as that from a large Thanksgiving turkey, or even a small child. A falling range can crush, scald, or burn anyone caught beneath.

This inspection is not stated by the State Of Alabama as part of a home inspection. Proactive efforts are recommended. 

  • IN = Inspected
  • LI = Limitations
  • NP = Not Present
  • NA = Not Accessible
Credit
Comment
8.6.1 - Exterior Gas Grill

Igniter Did Not Appear To Work - FYI

9 - Plumbing

IN LI NP NA
9.1 Main Water Shut-off Device X
9.2 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X
9.3 Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures X
9.4 Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents X
9.5 Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems X
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Drain/Waste/Vent Materials
PVC

Some pipes are not visible and may not be listed.

Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Water Supply Materials
Copper

Some pipes are not visible and may not be listed.

Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Manufacture Date
2017
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Capacity
Tankless gallons
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Power Source/Type
Gas
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Location
Left Exterior Wall
Main Water Shut-off Device: Location
Main Meter In Front Near Street
Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems: Main Gas Shut-off Location
Gas Meter
Water Source
Public

Normal water pressure should register between 40 and 80 psi (pounds per square inch). Water pressure as high as 100 psi is not uncommon.  

High water pressure stresses your plumbing system and makes the probability of broken pipes much higher. The water pressure in your plumbing lines dramatically affects the life of your plumbing.

A qualified plumber can assist you in dealing with both low or high water pressure.  


Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Washer Nozzles/Drain Pipe Appeared Functional

Water input nozzles and drain pipe appeared functional at time of inspection. This does not guarantee future use as neither was tested. Recommend using hoses with seals and properly looped drain line from washer. Always monitor both items for both leaks and proper draining when using a washer.

Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Electric tankless

Hot water for the home was supplied by an electric tankless water heater. Tankless water heaters do not store water in a tank like conventional water heaters. When a hot water fixture is opened in the home, water flows into the water heater where it is heated by gas burners before flowing to the open hot water fixture. Tankless water heaters save energy by avoiding the stand-by losses associated with conventional water heaters which must constantly maintain water in a tank at a minimum temperature. Due to calcium build-up on components, tankless water heaters typically require service annually. Failure to service the water heater in a timely manner typically results in a reduced hot water flow rate. The Inspector recommends inspection by a qualified contractor.

Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Water Heater Tested

Water heater was tested during inspection and found to be functional. Inspection only verifies water heater is able to heat water above ambient temps. Water temperature can vary depending on settings.

Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Manufacturer
Rheem

I recommend flushing & servicing your water heater tank annually for optimal performance. Water temperature should be set to at least 120 degrees F to kill microbes and no higher than 130 degrees F to prevent scalding.

Here is a nice maintenance guide from Lowe's to help.

Some Plumbing Items Are Not Part Of The SOP

Clothes Washing Machine connections, wells, well pumps, water storage equipment, water conditioning systems, solar water heating systems, fire and lawn sprinkler systems, private waste disposal systems as well as safety valves or shut-off valves are not required to be tested as part of the SOP.

Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Distribution Pipes Not Visible

Most water distribution pipes were not visible due to wall, floor and ceiling coverings. The Inspector disclaims responsibility for inspection of pipes not directly visible.


  • IN = Inspected
  • LI = Limitations
  • NP = Not Present
  • NA = Not Accessible
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9.2.1 - Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems

Sink - Poor Drainage (Patio Sink)

Sink had slow/poor drainage. Recommend correction.

Wrenches Handyman

10 - Electrical

IN LI NP NA
10.1 Service Entrance Conductors X
10.2 Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device X
10.3 Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses X
10.4 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
10.5 GFCI Protection X
10.6 Doorbell X
10.7 Smoke Detectors X
Service Entrance Conductors: Location
Left End
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Main Panel Location
Left End Of House
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Capacity (Amp Rating)
200 AMP
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Branch Wire 15 and 20 AMP
Copper
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Wiring Method
Romex

Not all wiring was visible. 

Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Below Ground, 220 Volts
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Manufacturer
Siemens
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Sub Panel Locations
Laundry Room
Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles: Outlets OK

At the time of the inspection, the Inspector observed no deficiencies in the condition of electrical receptacles. In accordance with the Standards of Practice, the inspector tested a representative number of accessible outlets only.

Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles: Light/Switch Disclaimer

Switches are sometimes connected to fixtures that require specialized conditions, such as darkness or movement, to respond. Switches sometimes are connected to electrical receptacles (and sometimes only the top or bottom half of an receptacle). Because outlets are often inaccessible and because including the checking of both halves of every electrical outlet in the home exceeds the Standards of Practice and are not included in a typical General Home Inspection price structure, and functionality of all switches in the home may not be confirmed by the inspector.


Smoke Detectors: Smoke Detector SOP Requirements

Under Internachi and State Of Alabama SOPs, Smoke Detectors are not required to be tested.  We inspected for the presence of smoke alarms but not their functionality and locations. Inspectors are not code inspectors, so number and locations of Smoke Detectors is not inspected.  The alarm system is often connected to the security system and can trigger an emergency call to the fire dept.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), recommends one Smoke Alarm on every floor, in every sleeping area, and in every bedroom. 

IMPORTANT! Specific requirements for Smoke Alarm installation vary from state to state and from region to region. Check with your local Fire Department for current requirements in your area.

  • IN = Inspected
  • LI = Limitations
  • NP = Not Present
  • NA = Not Accessible
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10.4.1 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Some switches did not affect an observable light

Some may be light bulb issues. Others may be to lights or fans that were not installed. 

Tools Handyman/DIY
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10.4.2 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Downstairs Bathroom Light Switch Issue

Light had to be turned on an off multiple times to get the lights to stay on.  The light switch needs to be replaced. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
10.4.3 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Exterior Light Fixture Issues

Multiple lights need to be tightened and sealed to properly secure and to keep out moisture.

Wrenches Handyman
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Comment
10.5.1 - GFCI Protection

GFCI Plug Did Not Have Electricity (Rear Porch Area)

GFCI Plug did not have power so a test could not be conducted at the time of the inspection.  Other plugs in the circuit wre also affected. Recommend that the plug be checked by a qualified professional.  

Contractor Qualified Professional
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10.6.1 - Doorbell

Doorbell Did Not Respond To Buttons

Recommend repair. 

Contractor Qualified Professional

11 - Heating/Cooling

IN LI NP NA
11.1 General X
11.2 Heat/Cool Unit X
11.3 Normal Operating Controls X
11.4 Distribution Systems X
11.5 Presence of Installed Source in Each Room X
11.6 Vents & Flues (Gas Units) X
11.7 Fireplace X
Heat/Cool Unit: Types
Heat Pump, Split Forced Air System
Heat/Cool Unit: Energy Sources
Electric
Normal Operating Controls: Location
Upstairs Unit Hallway, Downstairs Hallway
Fireplace : Chimney Characteristics
Exterior Fireplace - Brick, Interior Fireplace - No Chimney
Fireplace : Heat Types
Gas/Lp Fireplace, Solid Fuel Fireplace
Heat/Cool Unit: Units
Carrier
Heat/Cool Unit: Unit Manufacture Date
2013

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems require proper and regular maintenance in order to work efficiently, but even in the best case scenarios most components of such systems only last 15 to 25 years. Furnaces on average last 15-20 years, heat pumps 16 years, and air conditioning units 10-15 years.


Many homeowners decide to replace it after about 10-15 years for a new, more efficient model. In the long-run, replacing the system every 15-20 years (most systems' average life expectancy) is more economical in terms of maintenance fees and energy bills.





Fireplace : Interior Fireplace - Non-Vented Fireplace

Carbon Monoxide detection protection is recommended in any rooms in which combustion occurs. Unless Otherwise stated, a carbon monoxide detector was not installed in the room with the fireplace.

Fireplace : Exterior Fireplace - Vented Fireplace (Metal Pipe)

Damper was tested.

Inspection of the interior of the pipe and non-visible connections is suggested to inspect for concealed damage to the pipe.


  • IN = Inspected
  • LI = Limitations
  • NP = Not Present
  • NA = Not Accessible
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11.2.1 - Heat/Cool Unit

HVAC Cooling Temp split inadequate (10.8 Degrees)

The HVAC cooling was operating at the time of inspection.

Air temperature measured at supply and return registers had a difference of less than the minimum of 14 degrees F. The Inspector recommends service by a qualified HVAC technician.

Heating Tested Properly.

Fire HVAC Professional