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1234 Main St.
Commmack, NY 11725
04/08/2020 9:00AM

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Items Inspected
28
Recommendation
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Safety hazard

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HUD Consultant Lic. #P1972

1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
Client, Listing Agent
House Faces
East
Occupancy
Furnished, Vacant
Soil Conditions
Dry
Style
Colonial
Temperature (approximate)
45 Fahrenheit (F)
Type of Building
Single Family
Weather Conditions
Cloudy
The Building

The house itself has four principal levels. These are as follows:


There are two basements separated by a crawlspace, a first floor, second floor and an attic. This house was build in 1922 and it appears that the west side of the building was added after the main construction.  

1) At the east side basement we find the furnace which heats the east side of the residence, one main electrical panel, a water heater and the water main that supplies the entire building.   

 

2) Separating the two basements we find the crawlspace. The air handler is located along with some plumbing servicing the west side of the building. 


3) At the west side basement we find a second oil boiler, a second water heater, a second main panel with generator transfer switch and disconnect.   


4) The first floor which contains a foyer, library, sun-room, living room, Kitchen, breakfast area, four bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms. 


3) The second floor which contains the master bedroom, four bedrooms, three study/library rooms and six bathrooms.


4) The first part of the attic is a walk-up attic with storage and the second part of the attic an unfinished area.  

Mid-1980s and older, lead, asbestos warning

Structures built prior to the mid 1980s may contain lead and/or asbestos. Lead is commonly found in paint and in some plumbing components. The EPA does not recognize newer coats of paint as encapsulating older coats of lead-based paint. Asbestos is commonly found in various building materials such as insulation, siding, and/or floor and ceiling tiles. Laws were passed in 1978 to prohibit usage of lead and asbestos, but stocks of materials containing these substances remained in use for a number of years thereafter. Both lead and asbestos are known health hazards. Evaluating for the presence of lead and/or asbestos is beyond the scope of this inspection. Any mention of these materials in this report is made as a courtesy only, and meant to refer the client to a specialist. Consult with specialists as necessary, such as industrial hygienists, professional labs and/or abatement specialists for this type of evaluation. For information on lead, asbestos and other hazardous materials in homes, visit:  EPA       /     LEAD

2 - Grounds

IN NI NP D
2.1 Grading, & Drainage X X
2.2 Walkways X
2.3 Fence X
2.4 Retaining wall X X
2.5 Steps X
2.6 Hand/Guard Rails X X
2.7 Driveway X
2.8 Patio X
2.9 Caulking / Sealing X
Grading, & Drainage : Grading
Negative
Walkways: Walks
Stone, Serviceable
Fence: Material
Wood
Fence: Condition
Serviceable
Retaining wall: Material
N/A
Steps: Material
Concrete
Hand/Guard Rails: Type
Metal
Driveway: Driveway Material
Asphalt
Driveway: Condition
Serviceable
Patio: Patio Material
Stone
Caulking / Sealing: Condition
1st Floor
Satisfactory
Mold
Basement

Microbial growths were found at one or more locations in the basement. It is beyond the scope of this inspection to identify what substance or organism this staining is. However such staining is normally caused by excessively moist conditions, which in turn can be caused by plumbing or building envelope leaks and/or substandard ventilation. These conducive conditions should be corrected before making any attempts to remove or correct the staining. Normally affected materials such as drywall are removed, enclosed affected spaces are allowed to dry thoroughly, a mildewcide may be applied, and only then is drywall reinstalled. For evaluation and possible mitigation, consult with a qualified industrial hygienist or mold/moisture mitigation specialist. For more information, visit:
https://www.reporthost.com/?MOLDCDC
https://www.reporthost.com/?MOLDEPA

Rodents

Evidence of rodent infestation was found in the form of poison in the crawl space. Consult with the property owner about this. A qualified person should make repairs to seal openings in the structure, set traps, and clean rodent waste as necessary. Recommend following guidelines in these Center for Disease Control articles:
Seal Up!

Clean Up!

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
$
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Comment
2.1.1 - Grading, & Drainage

Negative Grading

Grading is sloping towards the home in some areas. This could lead to water intrusion and foundation issues. Recommend qualified landscaper or foundation contractor regrade so water flows away from home.

Here is a helpful article discussing negative grading.

$1,000 - $1,500
Triangle Grading Contractor
$
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Comment
2.5.1 - Steps

Wall Bowing

The wall at the exterior basement entrance has deteriorated due to water damage. The top coat seems to be separating. Consult with a contractor to repair as necessary. 

$900 - $1,500
Gardening shovel tool shape Concrete Contractor

3 - Exterior

IN NI NP D
3.1 Foundation X
3.2 Trim back trees X
3.3 Eaves, Soffits & Fascia X
3.4 Windows X X
3.5 Siding X
3.6 Lights X
3.7 Decks, Balconies, Porches X
3.8 Masonry walls X X
3.9 Entry Doors X
3.10 Storm doors X
3.11 Patio Door X
3.12 Receptacles X
3.13 Water Spigot X
3.14 Door Bell X
Foundation: Material
Poured Concrete
Trim back trees: Trees / Vegetation
Satisfactory
Eaves, Soffits & Fascia: Material
Wood
Windows: Window Types
Double Hung, Casement, Picture Type
Windows: Condition
Some Cracked, Old Units
Siding : Siding Material
Wood
Siding : Siding Style
Shakes
Siding : Trim
Wood, Metal

Aluminum capping on windows and door will require periodic re-caulking. 

Decks, Balconies, Porches : Appurtenance
Sunroom
Decks, Balconies, Porches : Material
Wood
Decks, Balconies, Porches : Type
Covered Porch
Masonry walls: Material
None
Entry Doors: Exterior Entry Doors
Wood
Storm doors: Material
Metal
Patio Door: Material
French, slider
Water Spigot: Type
Standard
Door Bell: Style
Traditional
Foundation: Satisfactory

Visible portions of the foundation walls were inspected looking for significant cracking, moisture intrusion, or any other indications of damage or significant deficiencies. No reportable conditions were observed at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

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

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
$
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Comment
3.3.1 - Eaves, Soffits & Fascia

Fascia - Damaged

A sections of the fascia above the window is damaged. Recommend qualified roofer evaluate & repair.

$1,400 - $1,600
Siding Siding Contractor
$
Credit
Comment
3.4.1 - Windows

Cracked window

The inspector noted several windows cracked. We recommend replacing all cracked windows.

$2,500 - $3,000
Window Window Repair and Installation Contractor
$
Credit
Comment
3.4.2 - Windows

Old Windows

Most windows are original and are not considered energy efficient for today's standards. Recommend replacing them in the near future to maximize the energy efficiency of the home. 

$4,000 - $4,500
Contractor Qualified Professional
$
Credit
Comment
3.12.1 - Receptacles

No GFCI Protection Installed

No GFCI protection present on the exterior of the house, all existing outlets should be GFCI as per today's standards. Recommend licensed electrician upgrade by installing ground fault receptacles in all required  locations.

Here is a link to read about how GFCI receptacles keep you safe. 

$300 - $350
Electric Electrical Contractor

4 - Roof

IN NI NP D
4.1 Inspection Method X
4.2 Roof/Type Style X
4.3 Coverings X
4.4 Ventilation X
4.5 Flashings X
4.6 Valleys X
4.7 Plumbing Vents X
4.8 Skylights X X
4.9 Chimneys X X
4.10 Chimney Flue X
4.11 Chimney Flashing X
Inspection Method : Inspection Method
Binoculars, Walked On Roof, From The Ground
Roof/Type Style : Roof Type/Style
Gable, Flat
Roof/Type Style : Design Life
40-50 Years
Coverings: Material
Architectural Shingles
Ventilation : Ventilation
Gable, Fan
Flashings: Material
Aluminum, Asphalt
Valleys: Material
Metal
Plumbing Vents: Material
Cast iron
Skylights: Material
None
Chimneys : Material
Brick
Chimneys : Crown Top
Metal
Chimneys : Vent Caps
Present
Chimney Flashing: Flashing
Step Flashed, Aluminum
Inspection Method : Satisfactory

The shingles were inspected at visible portions for excessive granule loss, signs of curling or delamination, loss of adhesion between the shingles, and any other signs of damage or excessive age. The shingles appeared to be in satisfactory condition, allowing for normal wear and tear, at the time of inspection. No deficiencies were observed unless otherwise noted in this report.

Coverings: FYI, Architectural

The roof covering was comprised of architectural composition shingles. Architectural shingles, also called dimensional shingles, are thicker and heavier (often 50% more) than traditional 3-tab shingles. These 'premium' shingles are manufactured by starting with a fiberglass reinforcement mat, multiple layer of asphalt are added over the mat, and lastly ceramic granules are added over the upper layer of asphalt for protection against the elements (wind, rain, UV rays from the sun). Architectural shingles typically have higher wind resistance numbers than their 3-tab counterparts, and resist leaks better. 30 - 50 year warranties are common with these shingles.

Chimney Flue: Visibility / Material
Unlined

Due to the limitations of our inspection we are unable to adequately observe the interior of the chimney flue or vent pipe. We recommend to have a qualified chimney contractor to service.

I. The inspector shall inspect from ground level or the eaves: A. the roof-covering materials; B. the gutters; C. the downspouts; D. the vents, flashing, skylights, chimney, and other roof penetrations; and E. the general structure of the roof from the readily accessible panels, doors or stairs. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the type of roof-covering materials. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. observed indications of active roof leaks. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. walk on any roof surface. B. predict the service life expectancy. C. inspect underground downspout diverter drainage pipes. D. remove snow, ice, debris or other conditions that prohibit the observation of the roof surfaces. E. move insulation. F. inspect antennae, satellite dishes, lightning arresters, de-icing equipment, or similar attachments. G. walk on any roof areas that appear, in the inspectors opinion, to be unsafe. H. walk on any roof areas if doing so might, in the inspector's opinion, cause damage. I. perform a water test. J. warrant or certify the roof. K. confirm proper fastening or installation of any roof-covering material.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
$
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Comment
4.3.1 - Coverings

Damaged Flat Roof

A section of the flat roof has come loose, water is pooling in that area. This can damage the plywood and water can enter the house and create mold. 

$1,000 - $1,400
Contractor Qualified Professional
$
Credit
Comment
4.9.1 - Chimneys

Chimney Repoint Needed

Joints in the masonry have deteriorated and should be repointed. (Repointing is the restoration of the mortar joints in the masonry).

$600 - $1,000
Fireplace Chimney Repair Contractor

5 - Gutters

IN NI NP D
5.1 Gutter System X
5.2 Downspouts X
5.3 Splash Block X X
Gutter System: Gutter Material
Full, Copper
Downspouts : Downspouts
Copper
Downspouts : Runn offs
Underground, Satisfactory
Splash Block: Splash Blocks / Extensions
None, Not Required / Underground
Gutter System: FYI, Satisfactory

The gutters were inspected looking for proper securement, debris in the channel, standing water, damage, etc. Leaking gutters can not be diagnosed if an active rain was not occurring at the time of inspection, and if leaks are noticed after taking ownership of the home, sealing may be needed at seams or endcaps. No deficiencies were visibly present at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report.

The gutters were inspected looking for proper securement, debris in the channel, standing water, damage, etc. Leaking gutters can not be diagnosed if an active rain was not occurring at the time of inspection, and if leaks are noticed after taking ownership of the home, sealing may be needed at seams or endcaps. The downspouts were inspected to ensure they were diverting rainwater away from the foundation walls.    No deficiencies were visibly present at the time of inspection unless otherwise noted in this report. 

 

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
$
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Comment
5.3.1 - Splash Block

Install Extensions

No gutter extensions noted, recommend installing vinyl extension to divert water away from the second floor walls at the flat roof.  Water seems to be collecting against the house. Water and/or moisture can damage the siding and plywood.

$50
Gutter cleaning icon Gutter Contractor

6 - Detached Garage

IN NI NP D
6.1 Roof X
6.2 Gutter System X X X
6.3 Valleys X X
6.4 Flashings X X
6.5 Ceiling X
6.6 Walls X
6.7 Vehicle Doors X
6.8 Garage Door Opener X X
6.9 Service door X X
6.10 Fascia, Soffits X X
6.11 Floor X
6.12 Foundation X
6.13 Hand/Guard Rails X X
6.14 Receptacles X
6.15 Siding / Trims X X
6.16 Windows X X
Roof: Inspection Method
Ground
Roof: Material
Asphalt Shingles
Roof: Roof Type/Style
Shed
Gutter System: Gutter Material
None
Gutter System: Runoffs
None
Valleys: Material
No Valleys
Flashings: Material
N/A
Ceiling: Material
Unfinished
Walls: Material
Masonry Block
Vehicle Doors: Material
Metal
Vehicle Doors: Type
Manual, Overhead
Garage Door Opener: Operators
Not Present
Service door: Type
None Present
Service door: Material
None Present
Fascia, Soffits: Material
N/A
Floor: Material
Concrete
Foundation: Material
Poured Concrete
Hand/Guard Rails: Type
N/A
Receptacles: Type
Grounded Outet
Siding / Trims: Materials
Masonry Block
Windows: Type
None Present
Type
3 Car

This inspection only includes one readily identifiable standard attached or detached garage or carport. Sheds, barns or other ancillary structures (even if used for auto storage) are not part of this inspection.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
$
Credit
Comment
6.1.1 - Roof

Bowing

The roof is blowing towards the center. This may indicate overextended span or support. Consult with a qualified contractor to assess and correct if necessary. 

$500 - $600
Roof Roofing Professional
$
Credit
Comment
6.1.2 - Roof

Moss-covered

Moss-covered roof due to tree coverings. We recommend cleaning all Moss to help prevent moisture build-up. Moss buildup can drastically reduce the lifespan of the roof due to potential moisture penetration.

$600 - $700
Roof Roofing Professional
$
Credit
Comment
6.2.1 - Gutter System

Gutters Missing

There are no gutters present on the structure.  Gutters are recommended because they collect rain water from the roof and direct it away form the building. Installation is recommended at the back of the building only. 

$1,000 - $1,600
Gutter cleaning icon Gutter Contractor

7 - Basement

IN NI NP D
7.1 Limitations X
7.2 Stairs X
7.3 Floor X
7.4 Foundation/ Walls X
7.5 Columns X X
7.6 Beams X
7.7 Joists X
7.8 Subfloor X
7.9 Electrical X
7.10 Insulation X X
7.11 Finished areas X
7.12 Basement Windows X
7.13 Water Penetration X
7.14 Drainage X
Limitations : Observations Limited
None
Limitations : Type
Full
Stairs: Access
Interior, Exterior
Stairs: Material
Concrete, Wood
Floor : Material
Concrete
Floor : Condition
Minor Cracks, Satisfactory
Foundation/ Walls: Material
Poured Concrete
Columns: Type
Steel
Beams : Type
Wood
Joists : Type
4 X 6 Wood Joist
Subfloor: Type
Plank
Electrical: Condition
Satisfactory
Insulation: Location
None observed
Finished areas: Percentage Finished
10 %
Basement Windows: Condition
Satisfactory
Basement Windows: Type
Vinyl, Wood
Water Penetration: Evidence of Seepage
No Evidence at Time of Inspection
Water Penetration: Penetration Appears Due to:
None @Time of Inspection
Drainage: Type
Floor Drain

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the foundation; B. the basement; C. the crawlspace; and D. structural components. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the type of foundation; and B. the location of the access to the under-floor space. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. observed indications of wood in contact with or near soil; B. observed indications of active water penetration; C. observed indications of possible foundation movement, such as sheetrock cracks, brick cracks, out-of-square door frames, and unlevel floors; and D. any observed cutting, notching and boring of framing members that may, in the inspector's opinion, present a structural or safety concern. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. enter any crawlspace that is not readily accessible, or where entry could cause damage or pose a hazard to him/herself. B. move stored items or debris. C. operate sump pumps with inaccessible floats. D. identify the size, spacing, span or location or determine the adequacy of foundation bolting, bracing, joists, joist spans or support systems. E. provide any engineering or architectural service. F. report on the adequacy of any structural system or component.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
$
Credit
Comment
7.2.1 - Stairs

Open Sides

Basement stairs have open side with no rails or spindles. Spindles should be placed no more than 4 inches apart for safety. Refer to qualified contractor for correction.

$1,000 - $1,500
Wrenches Handyman
$
Credit
Comment
7.4.1 - Foundation/ Walls

Cracks - Minor

Minor cracking was observed in wall structure. This is common in homes this age. Seal all cracks and continue to monitor.

$700 - $1,000
$
Credit
Comment
7.4.2 - Foundation/ Walls

Efflorescence

Efflorescence was noted on some sections of the basement walls. Efflorescence forms as moisture passes through the porous concrete of the basement walls. As the moisture evaporates into the air, it leaves these minerals behind. This is not a big concern at this time. We recommend to regrade around the foundation so that water runs away from the foundation. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
$
Credit
Comment
7.5.1 - Columns

Column Not Secured To Floor

The steel column was not nailed/cemented secured to the floor, the column may shift over time. Consult with a contractor to bolt or nail the column in place.

$300 - $500
Contractor Qualified Professional

8 - Crawl Space

IN NI NP D
8.1 Stairs X
8.2 Floor X
8.3 Foundation/ Walls X X
8.4 Piers X X
8.5 Beams X
8.6 Joists X X
8.7 Subfloor X
8.8 Electrical X
8.9 Insulation X X
8.10 Water Penetration X
8.11 Drainage X X
8.12 Ventilation X X
8.13 Access X
Stairs: Access
Interior, Hatch, Not Present
Stairs: Material
N/A
Floor : Material
Dirt
Foundation/ Walls: Material
Poured Concrete
Piers: Type
N/A
Beams: Type
Wood
Joists : Type
4 X 6 Wood Joist
Subfloor: Type
Plank
Insulation: Location
None observed
Water Penetration: Penetration Appears Due to:
None @Time of Inspection
Drainage: Type
None Observed
Ventilation: Type
Windows
Access: Type / Location
Hatch, Interior
Water Penetration: Evidence of Seepage
No Evidence at Time of Inspection

Staining noted on portions on floor and/or walls at time of inspection. Although not active, staining indicates possible prior seepage in these areas. Monitor for change and if active seepage occurs, address any flat or negative grades and/or gutter deficiencies. If seepage still continues, refer to qualified basement waterproof company for further evaluation.

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the foundation; B. the basement; C. the crawlspace; and D. structural components. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the type of foundation; and B. the location of the access to the under-floor space. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. observed indications of wood in contact with or near soil; B. observed indications of active water penetration; C. observed indications of possible foundation movement, such as sheetrock cracks, brick cracks, out-of-square door frames, and unlevel floors; and D. any observed cutting, notching and boring of framing members that may, in the inspector's opinion, present a structural or safety concern. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. enter any crawlspace that is not readily accessible, or where entry could cause damage or pose a hazard to him/herself. B. move stored items or debris. C. operate sump pumps with inaccessible floats. D. identify the size, spacing, span or location or determine the adequacy of foundation bolting, bracing, joists, joist spans or support systems. E. provide any engineering or architectural service. F. report on the adequacy of any structural system or component.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
$
Credit
Comment
8.3.1 - Foundation/ Walls

Evidence of Structural Damage

Evidence of structural alteration was found in the wall structure, this alteration may have compromised the structure. A section of approximately 4 x 3 has been cut to create room for the AC duct system. Recommend a structural engineer evaluate and advise on how to repair. 

$2,500 - $3,500
Engineer Professional Engineer
$
Credit
Comment
8.6.1 - Joists

Cracked Joist

A Joist was cracked and bowing at the time of the inspection. The joist should be sistered or replaced by a qualified contractor. Recommend a qualified contractor evaluate and replace as needed. 

$1,200 - $1,800
Hardhat General Contractor

9 - Heating

IN NI NP D
9.1 Equipment X
9.2 Operation X
9.3 Thermostat X
9.4 Vents, Flues & Chimneys X
9.5 Burners X
9.6 Humidifier X X
9.7 Distribution Systems X
9.8 Blower Door Switch X X
9.9 Disconnects X
9.10 Filter X
9.11 Pumps/Zones X
9.12 Expansion Tank X X
9.13 Fire Rated Door X X
Equipment: Brand
Unknown
Equipment: BTU Rating
200,000
Equipment: Energy Source
Oil
Equipment: Heat Type
Forced Air
Equipment: Hot Water Coil
Not Applicable
Thermostat : Location
Living Room, First Floor
Thermostat : Type
Multiple, Programable
Vents, Flues & Chimneys: Type
Metal, Type B
Burners : Flame
Satisfactory
Humidifier: Humitifier
Not Present
Distribution Systems: Ductwork
Metal Ducts
Blower Door Switch : Switch
Not present
Disconnects : Disconnects
Service Switch, Emergency Switch
Filter : Filter
Disposable
Pumps/Zones: Zones/Pumps
2
Expansion Tank: Expansion Tank
Not Applicable
Equipment: Approximate Manufacture Date
Over 40 Years

The life expectancy of a furnace/boiler is typically between 20 and 25 years. When a unit is older than 12 years it should be serviced and cleaned annually. Once a unit has reached 18 years or greater you should budget to replace soon.

Operation: Satisfactory

The unit operated as intended using normal operating commands. No concerns were noted at this time. Recommend running the unit at the final walk-through prior to closing. 

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

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
$
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Comment
9.2.1 - Operation

Beyond Normal Life Expectancy

This unit is beyond normal life expectancy. The life expectancy of a furnace is about 15-20 Years. System functioned as intended during the inspection, however it should be fully cleaned, evaluated and serviced by a qualified HVAC contractor upon move in for safe operation. Discuss options for a more efficient replacement unit. Keep CO detectors on all levels for added safety.

$10,000 - $15,000
Fire HVAC Professional
$
Credit
Comment
9.3.1 - Thermostat

Old / Upgrade

The existing thermostats are old and are not considered efficient. Recommend replacing with programmable units for energy efficiency.  Recommend that a qualified person replace as necessary.

$600 - $1,000
Contractor Qualified Professional

10 - Heating

IN NI NP D
10.1 Equipment X
10.2 Operation X
10.3 Thermostat X
10.4 Vents, Flues & Chimneys X
10.5 Burners X
10.6 Humidifier X X
10.7 Distribution Systems X
10.8 Blower Door Switch X X
10.9 Disconnects X
10.10 Filter X
10.11 Pumps/Zones X
10.12 Expansion Tank X
10.13 Fire Rated Door X X
Equipment: Brand
Weil-McLain
Equipment: BTU Rating
400,000
Equipment: Energy Source
Oil
Equipment: Heat Type
Oil Boiler
Equipment: Hot Water Coil
Present
Thermostat : Location
Living Room, First Floor, Multiple
Thermostat : Type
Multiple, Programable
Vents, Flues & Chimneys: Type
Metal, Type B
Burners : Flame
Satisfactory
Humidifier: Humitifier
Not Present
Distribution Systems: Ductwork
Radiator, Metal Pipes
Blower Door Switch : Switch
Not present
Disconnects : Disconnects
Service Switch, Emergency Switch
Filter : Filter
Disposable
Pumps/Zones: Zones/Pumps
2
Expansion Tank: Expansion Tank
Present
Equipment: FYI, Satisfactory

The unit was checked for visible leaks, damage to pipes, burner, defects on the supply lines, fuel supply lines and any other visible and mechanical defects during the inspection. No concerns were noted during the normal operation at the time of the inspection. If any defects were noted, they will be described below. 

Equipment: Approximate Manufacture Date
Undetermined

The life expectancy of a furnace/boiler is typically between 20 and 25 years. When a unit is older than 12 years it should be serviced and cleaned annually. Once a unit has reached 18 years or greater you should budget to replace soon.

Operation: Satisfactory

The unit operated as intended using normal operating commands. No concerns were noted at this time. Recommend running the unit at the final walk-through prior to closing. 

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

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

11 - Cooling

IN NI NP D
11.1 System Information X
11.2 Operation X X
11.3 Coils & Fans
11.4 External Disconnect X
11.5 Cooling Lines X
11.6 Condensate Drain X
11.7 Air Handler X
System Information: Brand
Rheem
System Information: Location
Exterior
System Information: Manufacture Date
2007
System Information: Max Fuse
15 amp
System Information: Type
Partial
Operation: Operation
Not Tested
Coils & Fans: Coils & Fins
Satisfactory
External Disconnect : External Disconnect
Present
Cooling Lines: Insulation
Satisfactory
Air Handler: Location
Attic
Air Handler: Normal Controls
Appears Serviceable
Air Handler: Drain Pan
In Good Condition
Air Handler: Drain Line
In Good Condition
Air Handler: Filter
Hallway, Replace
Air Handler: Ducs & Registers
In Good Condition
System Information: Energy Source/Type
Electric

During the summer geothermal heating and cooling systems absorb heat from your home and transfer it to the underground Loop where it is then absorbed by the cool Earth. The geothermal heat pump uses the cool water returning from the ground to create cool, dehumidifier and air conditioning for your home. The process is reversed in the winter time.

System Information: Tonnage
N/A SEER

Modern standards call for at least 13 SEER rating for new install. 

Read more on energy efficient air conditioning at Energy.gov.

Condensate Drain: Drains
Satisfactory, Exterior

Condensate drain should terminate only at a location where the condensate could not contact human skin surfaces.

Operation: Not Tested

Unit not tested. The external temperature must be 65 degrees or warmer for 8 consecutive days before testing.

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the cooling system, using normal operating controls. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the location of the thermostat for the cooling system; and B. the cooling method. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. any cooling system that did not operate; and B. if the cooling system was deemed inaccessible. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. determine the uniformity, temperature, flow, balance, distribution, size, capacity, BTU, or supply adequacy of the cooling system. B. inspect portable window units, through-wall units, or electronic air filters. C. operate equipment or systems if the exterior temperature is below 65 Fahrenheit, or when other circumstances are not conducive to safe operation or may damage the equipment. D. inspect or determine thermostat calibration, cooling anticipation, or automatic setbacks or clocks. E. examine electrical current, coolant fluids or gases, or coolant leakage.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
$
Credit
Comment
11.1.1 - System Information

Factory charged R22

Unit is Factory charge R22, which is no longer in production. Factory charge 410A is a new style for all current air conditioning units. R22 has ceased production due to lack of efficiency and ozone protection under EPA regulations. If there is a leak in the system it is recommended to up-grade to a newer style air conditioning unit that meat today's standards of practice.

$4,000 - $5,000
Th Heating and Cooling Contractor
$
Credit
Comment
11.1.2 - System Information

Unit Is Leaning

The heat pump was leaning a little, this is an indication that erosion is ongoing around the unit. The compressor may be damaged if this unit is tilted 10 degrees or more. Also, the pad should elevate the unit above the soil to prevent corrosion. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary.

$400 - $600
Fire HVAC Professional

12 - Plumbing

IN NI NP D
12.1 Main Water Shut-Off Device X
12.2 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X
12.3 Water Supply & Distribution X
12.4 Water Heaters X
12.5 Gas Shutoff X X
12.6 Temperature / Pressure Relief Valve X
12.7 Cold Water Shut Off X
12.8 Flue Pipe X
12.9 Building Fuel Type X
Main Water Shut-Off Device: Location
Basement
Main Water Shut-Off Device: Shut Off Valve
Present, Leaking
Main Water Shut-Off Device: Supply material
Copper
Water Supply & Distribution : Water Supply
Public
Water Supply & Distribution : Water Supply Material
Copper
Water Supply & Distribution : Pump
Not Present
Water Heaters: Total Rating
277,00 Btu's
Water Heaters: Capacity
109 gallons
Water Heaters: Location
Basement
Water Heaters: Manufacture Date
2016

 System functioned as intended at time of inspection. 

Water Heaters: Power Source/Type
Oil

 Tankless water heaters require and annual Purge for proper maintenance.

Gas Shutoff: Gas Shut Off
N/A
Temperature / Pressure Relief Valve : TPRV
Present
Cold Water Shut Off: Cold Water Shut Off
Present
Flue Pipe: Type
Single Wall
Building Fuel Type: Fuel Type
Propane, Oil
Building Fuel Type: Main Gas Shut-off Location
At Tank
Building Fuel Type: Storage/ Supply
Tank Outside, Buried ( NOT INSPECTED)
Type
Private, Septic

Private wells are not a part of this inspection. We recommend testing by an independent third party testing company.

Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Material
Iron

The drain system was inspected for leaks during the inspection by running the water for about 15 minutes to check for back ups in the main drain. 

Water Heaters: Manufacturer
Bosch

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

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

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

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
$
Credit
Comment
12.1.1 - Main Water Shut-Off Device

Leaking

Main shut off valve is leaking. Refer to qualified plumber for correction.

$100 - $150
Pipes Plumbing Contractor
$
Credit
Comment
12.2.1 - Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems

Drain Pipe (Cottage)

A main drain pipe was severely cracked. This pipe was not leaking during the inspection, however it is recommended to have it fixed by a qualified plumber. 

$1,000 - $1,400
Contractor Qualified Professional
$
Credit
Comment
12.3.1 - Water Supply & Distribution

Tank Unknown

What appears to be a water storage tank or an expansion tank was noted next to the water heater. It appears that it has been abandoned. Ask the owner about this thank prior to closing.  No major defects were noted during the inspection. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
$
Credit
Comment
12.4.1 - Water Heaters

TPR Pipe Short

The temperature-pressure relief valve drain line was too short. This is a potential safety hazard due to the risk of scalding if someone is standing next to the water heater when the valve opens. Recommend that a qualified plumber repair per standard building practices. For example,  by extending the drain line to within 6 inches of the floor, or routing it to drain outside. For more information, visit: TPR Valve

$150
Contractor Qualified Professional
$
Credit
Comment
12.9.1 - Building Fuel Type

Underground Tank

Evidence of an underground oil storage tank in use for the heating system found. The estimated lifespan for most buried tanks is 10-15 years, and older tanks are at risk of leaking. When leaks occur, the surrounding ground can become contaminated and require expensive mitigation. Recommend attempting to determine the age of the tank and review service records if possible. Also recommend that a qualified contractor or full-service oil provider test the tank for leaks and for water in the bottom. For more information, visit:
Testing The Oil Tank

Underground Oil Tanks / Guide

$2,500 - $3,500
Contractor Qualified Professional

13 - Bathroom 1

IN NI NP D
13.1 Location X
13.2 CounterTop X
13.3 Shower Pan X
13.4 Shower Walls X
13.5 Wall & Ceilings X
13.6 Sinks X
13.7 Drains & Fixtures X
13.8 Toilet X
13.9 Receptacles X
13.10 Floor
13.11 Exhaust Systems X
Location : Location information
1st Floor, Guest Room
CounterTop: Material
Porcelain
Shower Pan: Material
Tile
Shower Walls: Material
Tile
Drains & Fixtures: Drain Material
PVC
Drains & Fixtures: Faucets
Single Lever, Vanity
Drains & Fixtures: Trap
P Trap
Receptacles: Type
No GFCI Outlet
Floor: Material
Tile
Exhaust Systems: Ventilation
Window
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies

14 - Bathroom 2

IN NI NP D
14.1 Location X
14.2 CounterTop X
14.3 Tub X
14.4 Shower Walls X
14.5 Wall & Ceilings X
14.6 Sinks X
14.7 Drains & Fixtures X
14.8 Toilet X
14.9 Receptacles X
14.10 Floor X
14.11 Exhaust Systems X
Location : Location information
1st Floor, Master bedroom
CounterTop: Material
Porcelain
Tub: Material
Cast Iron
Shower Walls: Material
Tile
Drains & Fixtures: Drain Material
PVC
Drains & Fixtures: Faucets
Single Lever, Vanity
Drains & Fixtures: Trap
P Trap
Receptacles: Type
GFCI
Floor: Material
Tile
Exhaust Systems: Ventilation
Window
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies

15 - Half Bathroom

IN NI NP D
15.1 Location X
15.2 Wall & Ceilings X
15.3 Sinks X
15.4 Drains & Fixtures X
15.5 Toilet X
15.6 Receptacles X
15.7 Floor X
15.8 Exhaust Systems X X
Location : Location information
1st Floor, Guest Room
Drains & Fixtures: Drain Material
PVC
Drains & Fixtures: Faucets
Single Lever, Vanity
Drains & Fixtures: Trap
P Trap
Receptacles: Type
None
Floor: Material
Tile
Exhaust Systems: Ventilation
None
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies

16 - Bathroom 3

IN NI NP D
16.1 Location X
16.2 Tub X
16.3 Shower Walls X
16.4 Wall & Ceilings X
16.5 Sinks X
16.6 Drains & Fixtures X
16.7 Toilet X
16.8 Receptacles X
16.9 Floor X
16.10 Exhaust Systems X X
Location : Location information
2nd Floor, South Front Bedroom
Tub: Material
Fiberglass
Shower Walls: Material
Tile
Drains & Fixtures: Drain Material
Brass
Drains & Fixtures: Faucets
Single Lever, Vanity
Drains & Fixtures: Trap
P Trap
Receptacles: Type
GFCI
Floor: Material
Tile
Exhaust Systems: Ventilation
None
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies

17 - Bathroom 4

IN NI NP D
17.1 Location X
17.2 CounterTop X X
17.3 Tub X
17.4 Shower Walls X
17.5 Wall & Ceilings X
17.6 Sinks X
17.7 Drains & Fixtures X
17.8 Toilet X
17.9 Receptacles
17.10 Floor
17.11 Exhaust Systems X X
Location : Location information
2nd Floor, Master bedroom
CounterTop: Material
N/A
Tub: Material
Fiberglass
Shower Walls: Material
Tile
Drains & Fixtures: Drain Material
Brass
Drains & Fixtures: Faucets
Single Lever, Vanity
Drains & Fixtures: Trap
P Trap
Receptacles: Type
GFCI
Floor: Material
Tile
Exhaust Systems: Ventilation
No Ventilation Noted
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
$
Credit
Comment
17.6.1 - Sinks

Sink Loose

The sink was not property mounted to the wall. The sink was wobbly. Have the sink secure to the wall as needed. 

$150
Contractor Qualified Professional

18 - Bathroom 5

IN NI NP D
18.1 Location X
18.2 Tub X
18.3 Shower Walls X
18.4 Wall & Ceilings X
18.5 Sinks X
18.6 Drains & Fixtures X
18.7 Toilet X
18.8 Receptacles X
18.9 Floor X
18.10 Exhaust Systems X X
Location : Location information
2nd Floor, Hallway Bedroom
Tub: Material
Fiberglass
Shower Walls: Material
Tile
Drains & Fixtures: Drain Material
Cast Iron
Drains & Fixtures: Faucets
Single Lever, Vanity
Drains & Fixtures: Trap
P Trap
Receptacles: Type
GFCI
Floor: Material
Tile
Exhaust Systems: Ventilation
None
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies

19 - Bathroom 6

IN NI NP D
19.1 Location X
19.2 Tub X
19.3 Shower Walls X
19.4 Wall & Ceilings X
19.5 Sinks X
19.6 Drains & Fixtures X
19.7 Toilet X
19.8 Receptacles X
19.9 Floor X
19.10 Exhaust Systems X
Location : Location information
2nd Floor, West Rear Bedroom
Tub: Material
Fiberglass
Shower Walls: Material
Tile
Drains & Fixtures: Drain Material
Cast Iron
Drains & Fixtures: Faucets
Single Lever, Vanity
Drains & Fixtures: Trap
P Trap
Receptacles: Type
GFCI
Floor: Material
Tile
Exhaust Systems: Ventilation
Window
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies

20 - Bathroom 7

IN NI NP D
20.1 Location X
20.2 Tub X
20.3 Shower Walls X
20.4 Wall & Ceilings X
20.5 Sinks X
20.6 Drains & Fixtures X
20.7 Toilet X
20.8 Receptacles X
20.9 Floor X
20.10 Exhaust Systems X
Location : Location information
2nd Floor, West Rear Bedroom
Tub: Material
Fiberglass
Shower Walls: Material
Tile
Drains & Fixtures: Drain Material
Cast Iron
Drains & Fixtures: Faucets
Single Lever, Vanity
Drains & Fixtures: Trap
P Trap
Receptacles: Type
Grounded
Floor: Material
Tile
Exhaust Systems: Ventilation
No Ventilation Noted
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
$
Credit
Comment
20.8.1 - Receptacles

Open ground gfci

GFCI had open ground. Receptacles within 6 ft of water must be grounded and properly GFCI protected.The outlet should be properly labeled that it is not grounded equipment. The proper way is to run a new ground wire from the panel to the outlets. Another method would be to use a GFCI breaker in the panel. Refer to local codes and check for all proper permits that should have been pulled for the electrical update.

$100 - $150
Electric Electrical Contractor

21 - Attic, Insulation & Ventilation

IN NI NP D
21.1 Access X
21.2 Ventilation X
21.3 Insulation X
21.4 Structure X
21.5 Electrical X
Access: Access
Stairs
Access: Space
Unfinished
Access: Viewed From
Traversed / Full View
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Gable Vents, Turbines
Insulation : Depth
6'' to 8''
Insulation : Insulation type
Fiberglass
Structure: Framing
Rafters, 4 X 6 Wood Joist
Structure: Sheathing
Not visible
Structure: Collar Ties
Pesent
Electrical: Style
Romex

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

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
$
Credit
Comment
21.5.1 - Electrical

Open junction box

One open/exposed junction box was noted in the attic. All wires must terminate to a properly sealed / covered junction box. This represents a safety hazard. Referred to a licensed electrician for repair.

$50
Electric Electrical Contractor

22 - Electrical

IN NI NP D
22.1 Service Entrance Conductors X
22.2 Main Panel X
22.3 Branch Wiring, Circuits X
22.4 Grounding X
22.5 Sub Panel X
Main Panel: Main Panel Location
Basement
Main Panel: Panel Capacity
100 AMP, Two Main Panels With Generator
Main Panel: Panel Manufacturer
Square D
Main Panel: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Branch Wiring, Circuits: Branch Wires
Copper, Braided Aluminum
Branch Wiring, Circuits: AFCI Breaker (s)
Not Present
Branch Wiring, Circuits: GFCI Breaker (s)
Not Present
Branch Wiring, Circuits: Wiring Method
Romex, Cloth
Branch Wiring, Circuits: Surge Protector
Not Present
Grounding: Type
Water Pipe
Sub Panel: Type
Circuit Breakers
Sub Panel: Panel Location
First Floor
Sub Panel: Panel Capacity
Not Applicable

Grounds and neutrals must always be isolated in a sub panel.

Sub Panel: Panel Manufacturer
GE
Sub Panel: GFCI / AFCI Bresker (s)
Not Present
Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Below Ground, Copper

If applicable, Underground service lines and cables are not visible and therefore not inspected. 

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

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
$
Credit
Comment
22.2.1 - Main Panel

Double tapping / Over Fussed

One or more circuit breakers in panel were "double tapped," where two or more wires were installed in the breaker's lug. Most breakers are designed for only one wire to be connected. This is a safety hazard since the lug bolt can tighten securely against one wire but leave other(s) loose. Arcing, sparks and fires can result. Recommend that a qualified electrician repair as necessary.

$450 - $600
Electric Electrical Contractor
$
Credit
Comment
22.2.2 - Main Panel

Solid Aluminum wire

One or more branch circuits with solid-strand aluminum wires were found. Problems due to expansion and contraction with this type of wiring can cause overheating at connections between the wire and devices such as switches and receptacles, or at splices. This is a potential fire hazard. The Consumer Products Safety Commission recommends either discontinuing use of circuits with aluminum wiring, removing the wiring, or that an electrician determine if copper wire can be pig-tailed onto the ends of the aluminum wire.  A qualified electrician should evaluate the full electrical system and repair as necessary.

$700 - $1,000
Electric Electrical Contractor

23 - Interior, Doors & Windows

IN NI NP D
23.1 Doors X
23.2 Windows X
23.3 Floors X
23.4 Walls X
23.5 Electrical X
23.6 Ceilings X
23.7 Ceiling Fans X
23.8 Steps X
23.9 Handrails X
23.10 Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors X
23.11 Fireplace X
Doors: Type
Solid Wood
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Unknown
Windows: Window Type
Casement, Double-hung, Wood
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet, Hardwood
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall, Lathe & Plaster
Electrical: Outlets
Grounded
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Drywall, Lathe & Plaster
Steps: Material
Wood
Handrails: Material
Wood
Fireplace: Location
Living room, Master Bedroom, Study
Fireplace: Material
Masonry
Fireplace: Damper
Yes, Damper Operable
Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Presence
Yes, Old, Satisfactory

FYI, 

This inspection is accessing the PRESENCE of smoke and CO detectors and their intended locations only. Some units are tested. If units are not new - we urge replacement of existing detectors and/or batteries as they are often old and ineffective. Place smoke detectors in all bedrooms and all levels of the house. Add CO detectors within 15 of any sleeping areas and all levels of the house for added safety. 

Fireplace: Type
Wood

This inspection is not able to determine the condition of interior flues within the chimney, nor determine the draft capability of any fireplace or stove. See important chimney flue comments later in this report.  All chimneys should be swept previous to moving into the home.

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


In the process of conducting this inspection, the inspector is not permitted to move furniture or pick up carpeting or rugs. The inspector is not required to observe paint, wallpaper, and other finish treatments on the interior walls, ceilings and floors. Carpeting, draperies, blinds, and window treatments are not part of this inspection. We did not evaluate the presence or absence of lead paint on any surface, or any possible asbestos material contained in building products. 

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
$
Credit
Comment
23.4.1 - Walls

Minor Corner Cracks

Minor cracks at the corners of doors and windows in walls. Appeared to be the result of long-term settling. Some settling is not unusual in a home of this age and these cracks are not a structural concern. Continue to Monitor and Patch as needed

$1,500 - $2,000
Putty knife Drywall Contractor
$
Credit
Comment
23.9.1 - Handrails

Loose guardrail

At the time of the inspection the guardrails were wobbly, this is a fall hazard if not secured. We recommend properly fasting the guardrail as this represents a safety hazard.

$600 - $1,000
Contractor Qualified Professional
$
Credit
Comment
23.10.1 - Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Install New

Install new smoke detectors in all bedrooms and on each level of the house. Carbon monoxide detectors should be installed within 15 ft of any sleeping area and on each level of the house for added safety.  We recommend installing new units upon move-in and testing regularly for proper function.

$650 - $1,000
Tools Handyman/DIY

24 - Laundry

IN NI NP D
24.1 Laundry Sink X
24.2 Sink Faucets X
24.3 Drain & Trap X
24.4 Washer Electrical Supply X
24.5 Washer Drains X
24.6 Dryer Vented X
24.7 Energy Source X
Laundry Sink: Material
Plastic
Sink Faucets: Faucets
Dual Lever
Drain & Trap: Type
P Trap, Metal
Washer Electrical Supply: Washer Receptacle
Grounded
Washer Drains: Washer Drains To:
Unknown
Dryer Vented : Dryer Vent
Metal (Flex), Exterior
Energy Source : Dryer Power Source
110 Volt
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
$
Credit
Comment
24.2.1 - Sink Faucets

Faucet Too Short

The faucet in one of the sinks is too short and water is dripping outside the sink in the basement.  Have this faucet fixed when possible. 

$200
Contractor Qualified Professional

25 - Kitchen

IN NI NP D
25.1 Cabinets X
25.2 Appliances X
25.3 Vent Type X
25.4 Countertops X
25.5 GFCI / Receptacle
25.6 Sinks X
25.7 Sprayer X
25.8 Faucets X
25.9 Drain Lines X
25.10 Flooring X
25.11 Walls/ Ceilings X
Cabinets: Cabinetry
Wood
Appliances: Brand
Viking
Appliances: Garbage Disposal
Not Present
Appliances: Diswasher
Present, Serviceable
Appliances: Refrigerator
Present, Serviceable
Appliances: CookTop / Oven / Range
Present, Serviceable
Appliances: Microwave
Not Present
Vent Type: Vent Type
Vents to Exterior
Countertops : Countertop Material
Granite
Sinks: Type
Stainless
Faucets: Type
Single Lever
Drain Lines: Materials
Metal
Drain Lines: Type
P Trap
Flooring: Material
Tile

10.1 The inspector shall inspect: F. installed ovens, ranges, surface cooking appliances, microwave ovens, dishwashing machines, and food waste grinders by using normal operating controls to activate the primary function. 10.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: G. installed and free-standing kitchen and laundry appliances not listed in Section 10.1.F. H. appliance thermostats including their calibration, adequacy of heating elements, self cleaning oven cycles, indicator lights, door seals, timers, clocks, timed features, and other specialized features of the appliance. I. operate, or con rm the operation of every control and feature of an inspected appliance.


Operation of appliances is provided as a courtesy and is not part of our standard inspection. Only built-in appliances were tested briefly for apparent function. Timers, clocks, self-cleaning feature, refrigerators and/or freezers are not evaluated, temperatures were not tested. 

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
$
Credit
Comment
25.2.1 - Appliances

Appliance >10-15 yrs

The estimated useful life for most kitchen appliances is 10-15 years. One or more appliances (dishwasher, refrigerator, oven microwave) appeared to be near, at or beyond their service life. Even if operable, recommend budgeting for replacements in the near future.

$700 - $1,000
Wash Appliance Repair

26 - Termites / WDI

IN NI NP D
26.1 Termites X
Termites: Damage
Yes

See Attached Report For Details 

Termites: Type Of Evidence
Mud Tubes, Galleries, Holes In Wood
Termites: Location
Basement, Crawl Space
Termites: Evidence
Past WDI

The Inspector can only check accessible areas at the time of the inspection. Please note that this is a visual inspection only. Refer to the Attached Full Termite Report For Details. 



  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
$
Credit
Comment
26.1.1 - Termites

Damage From Past Termites

Evidence of termite damage was found in the basement.  The damage is extensive and it should be corrected. See separate report for details. 

$15,000 - $20,000
Pest control Pest Control Pro

27 - Overview Pictures

Photos

These pictures are for overview purposes only. They do not display any concerns or defects at the time of the inspection. Unless shown in the section of concerns.