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1234 Main St.
Independence, Kentucky 41051
01/19/2020 9:00AM

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Agent Name

Agency Name
144
Items Inspected
43
Recommendation
8
Safety hazard

1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
Client
Occupancy
Vacant
Type of Building
Single Family
Weather Conditions
Clear
Your Job As A Homeowner: Read Your Book










I have provided you a home maintenance book.  It includes information on how your home works, how to maintain it, and how to save energy.  Please write my contact information within the book's inside cover, so that you can always contact me.

LIMITATIONS

• The home inspection isn't an expressed warranty of the home. Rather, it's a visual inspection and a general overview of the homes condition at the time of the inspection. Our inspector can't see behind walls or underneath flooring systems or anywhere else that's not readily accessible.

2 - Roof

IN NI NP D
2.1 Coverings X X
2.2 Roof Drainage Systems X X
2.3 Flashings X
2.4 Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations X X
Inspection Method
Ladder, Ground, Roof
Roof Type/Style
Gable
Coverings: Material
Asphalt, Satisfactory
Flashings: Material
Rubber, Asphalt, Satisfactory
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Aluminum
Coverings: Age of Roof
10-15yrs
Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations: Conditions
Satisfactory

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 = Deficiency
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2.1.1 - Coverings

Roof debris

Recommend cleaning roof debris to prolong shingles.

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2.2.1 - Roof Drainage Systems

Downspouts Drain Near House

One or more downspouts drain too close to the home's foundation. This can result in excessive moisture in the soil at the foundation, which can lead to foundation/structural movement. Gutter under front porch is clogged with debris and not connected to underground drainage system.  Recommend a qualified contractor adjust downspout extensions to drain at least 6 feet from the foundation. 

Here is a helpful DIY link and video on draining water flow away from your house. 

Roof Roofing Professional
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2.4.1 - Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations

Skylight Debris

Recommend cleaning away debris from skylight flashing.  Not visible.

Contractor Qualified Professional

3 - Exterior

IN NI NP D
3.1 Cooling Equipment X
3.2 Foundation X X
3.3 Siding, Flashing & Trim X X
3.4 Exterior Doors X X
3.5 Walkways, Patios & Driveways X X
3.6 Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps X X
3.7 Eaves, Soffits & Fascia X
3.8 Exterior Receptacles X X
3.9 Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls X X
3.10 Exterior Hose Bibs X X
Cooling Equipment: Location
Exterior West, Exterior South
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Materials
Vinyl
Exterior Doors: Exterior Entry Door
Glass, Wood
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Material
Wood, Satisfactory, Concrete
Eaves, Soffits & Fascia: Materials
Other, Satisfactory
Exterior Receptacles: GFCI
Present, Operable
Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls: Conditions
Marginal
Foundation: Material
Concrete
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Materials
Concrete
Exterior Hose Bibs: Hose Bibs
Present, Operable, Recommend Anti Siphon, Recommend Frost Proof
Information

Many exterior coverings are not water tight.  We recommend all exterior coverings be made water tight before the exterior coverings are applied.  We cannot see behind the exterior covering.  We recommend review, repair and replacement of any noted deficiencies or symptoms by qualified specialist, licensed where applicable.

Cooling Equipment: Brand
Trane
Cooling Equipment: Energy Source/Type
Electric
Cooling Equipment: Age of System/Data Plate Information
0-5yrs
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Appurtenance
Front Porch, Patio
Cooling Equipment: Low Temperature
The A/C unit was not tested due to low outdoor temperature. This may cause damage the unit.

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.

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  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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3.2.1 - Foundation

Foundation Cracks - Major

Severe cracking noted at the foundation. This is typically consistent with soil movement and could lead to serious damage to structural components, foundation and/or slabs. Recommend a structural engineer evaluate and provide a report on course of action and remedy.

Here is an informational article on foundation cracks.

House construction Structural Engineer
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3.3.1 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Evidence of Water Intrusion
North Exterior Corner

Siding showed signs of water intrusion. This could lead to further siding deterioration and/or mold. Recommend a qualified siding contractor evaluate and repair. 

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3.3.2 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Gap

Significant gap between foundation wall and siding on north west corner.  Recommend further evaluation and repair suggestions.

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3.3.3 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Open electrical wiring
Rear Deck

Recommend replace or repair missing junction cover on electrical wiring on rear deck.

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3.4.1 - Exterior Doors

Door Sill/Trim
2nd Floor sliding glass door

Door sill has wood rot and or is deteriorated or worn and repair or replacement should be considered.

Door Door Repair and Installation Contractor
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3.5.1 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Walkway settlement

The front walkway leading to front steps is showing signs of settlement.  This has caused a trip hazard.  Recommend qualified professional for repair or replace.

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3.5.2 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Driveway

The driveway has a steep ravine off to the side.  Recommend a barrier wall or safety railing to avoid falls.

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3.5.3 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Rear Walkway Settlement

The rear walkway to the back door has settled and slopes towards the foundation.  This will promote water intrusion in this area to the foundation.  Recommend regrading or repair to get water moving away from foundation.

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3.6.1 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Front porch steps - Nails Exposed

One or more nails were observed to be exposed. Recommend nails be reset.
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3.6.2 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Front porch railing

The front porch steps and lower side steps have no graspable handrail.  Recommend replace or repair.

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3.6.3 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Front porch post supports

Front porch posts supports in contact with the soil.  This can cause wood rot and deterioration.  Recommend clearing soil away from post supports.

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3.6.4 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Side porch drainage

The side porch drain is clogged.  Recommend cleaning for proper water flow.

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3.6.5 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Rear Deck Missing Railing

The rear deck has no safety railing or handrails.  Recommend replace or repair.

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3.8.1 - Exterior Receptacles

Loose receptacle cover plate

Recommend replace or repair loose receptacle cover plate near side entrance.

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3.9.1 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

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. 

Yard scissors Landscaping Contractor
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3.9.2 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Tree Overhang

Trees observed overhanging the roof. This can cause damage to the roof and prevent proper drainage. Recommend a qualified tree service trim to allow for proper drainage. 

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3.9.3 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Tree Roots

There is a large tree within 20 ft of the rear of the residence.  Cannot see how far the roots extend or if they could effect any underground water or sewer lines.  Recommend sewer scope and evaluation before closing.

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3.9.4 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Vegitation
Rear of residence

Recommend trimming back bushes and vines from the siding.  This can promote wood rot and siding decay.

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3.10.1 - Exterior Hose Bibs

Hose Bib

North side Exterior hose bib without anti siphon or frost proof.  If not upgrade recommended disconnecting hoses to avoid freezing or busting pipes.

Contractor Qualified Professional

4 - Garage

IN NI NP D
4.1 Ceiling X
4.2 Floor X X
4.3 Walls & Firewalls X
4.4 Garage Door X X
4.5 Garage Door Opener X
4.6 GFCI X X
4.7 Occupant Door (From garage to inside of home) X
Garage Door: Type
Automatic
GFCI: GFCI
Not Present
Garage Door Opener: Photos
PHOTOS
Garage Door: Material
Fiberglass, Wood
Ceiling: Inaccessible

Garage ceiling was inaccessible. 

 

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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4.2.1 - Floor

Staining

Garage floor shows visible staining from oil/grease or water.  Recommend sealing bottom of garage door.  See video for further details.  Recommend scrubbing with a degreaser or cleaning solution. 

Here is a DIY resource to help.

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4.4.1 - Garage Door

Auto Reverse Sensor Not Working

The auto reverse sensors are not present. This is a safety hazard to children and pets. Recommend a qualified garage door contractor evaluate and repair/replace. 

Garage Garage Door Contractor
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4.6.1 - GFCI

GFCI

Recommend replace or repair missing GFCI receptacles in garage.

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4.7.1 - Occupant Door (From garage to inside of home)

Not Self-closing

Door from garage to home should have self-closing hinges to help prevent spread of a fire to living space. Recommend a qualified contractor install self-closing hinges. 

DIY Resource Link.

Door Door Repair and Installation Contractor

5 - Kitchen

IN NI NP D
5.1 Dishwasher X
5.2 Refrigerator X
5.3 Range/Oven/Cooktop X
5.4 Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures X
5.5 Garbage Disposal X X
5.6 GFCI X
5.7 Countertops & Cabinets X
5.8 Built-in Microwave X
5.9 Kitchen Lights X X
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Brand
Frigidaire
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Exhaust Hood Type
None
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Proper P-Trap Seal
Yes
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Water Flow/Drainage
Satisfactory
Garbage Disposal: Conditions
Present
Dishwasher: Brand
Unknown
Refrigerator: Brand
Frigidaire
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Granite
Built-in Microwave: Present
Yes
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Energy Source
Electric
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Conditions
Satisfactory
GFCI: GFCI
Present
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Wood

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.

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  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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5.5.1 - Garbage Disposal

Inoperable

Garbage disposal was inoperable at the time of inspection.  Humming noise, could be clogged.  Recommend qualified plumber for  repair. 

Here is a DIY resource for troubleshooting

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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5.9.1 - Kitchen Lights

Light Bulbs Out

Recommend replace or repair inoperable lights in kitchen.

Wrench DIY

6 - Dining Room

IN NI NP D
6.1 Dining Room X
Dining Room: Photos
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency

7 - Living Room

IN NI NP D
7.1 General X
7.2 Doors X
7.3 Windows X X
7.4 Floors X
7.5 Walls X
7.6 Ceilings/Fans X
7.7 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
Floors: Floor Coverings
Hardwood
Ceilings/Fans: Ceiling Material
Ceiling Fan Not Present
Windows: Conditions
Wood Rot, Marginal
Floors: Conditions
Satisfactory
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles: Conditions
Satisfactory, Operational
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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7.3.1 - Windows

Damaged
1st Floor Living Room

One or more windows appears to have general damage to the wooden window sill from wood rot. Recommend a window professional replace or repair as needed.

Window Window Repair and Installation Contractor

8 - Family Room

IN NI NP D
8.1 Closet X X
8.2 Photos X
Photos: Photos
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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8.1.1 - Closet

Wood Rot

There is wood rot in the utility closet in the rear family room.  Recommend replace or repair.

Contractor Qualified Professional

9 - Master Bedroom

IN NI NP D
9.1 General X
9.2 Doors X
9.3 Windows X
9.4 Floors X
9.5 Walls X
9.6 Ceilings/Fans X
9.7 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
Doors: Close Properly
Yes
Floors: Floor Coverings
Hardwood
Ceilings/Fans: Ceiling Material
Ceiling Fan Not Present
Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles: Conditions
Satisfactory
Windows: Conditions
Satisfactory
Floors: Conditions
Satisfactory
Walls: Conditions
Satisfactory
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency

10 - Bedroom 2

IN NI NP D
10.1 General X
10.2 Doors X
10.3 Windows X
10.4 Floors X
10.5 Walls X
10.6 Ceilings/Fans X
10.7 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
Doors: Close Properly
Yes
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet
Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles: Conditions
Satisfactory
Windows: Conditions
Satisfactory
Floors: Conditions
Marginal, Uneven, Squeaks
Walls: Conditions
Satisfactory
Ceilings/Fans: Ceiling Material
Not Operable
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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10.6.1 - Ceilings/Fans

Ceiling Fan

Could not verify functionality of ceiling fan in 2nd floor bedroom, would not turn on.

Contractor Qualified Professional

11 - Bedroom 3

IN NI NP D
11.1 General X
11.2 Doors X
11.3 Windows X
11.4 Floors X
11.5 Walls X
11.6 Ceilings/Fans X
11.7 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
Doors: Close Properly
Yes
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet
Ceilings/Fans: Ceiling Material
Satisfactory, Ceiling Fan Not Present
Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles: Conditions
Satisfactory
Floors: Conditions
Satisfactory
Walls: Conditions
Satisfactory
Windows: Conditions
Satisfactory
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency

12 - Bedroom 4

IN NI NP D
12.1 General X
12.2 Doors X
12.3 Windows X
12.4 Floors X
12.5 Walls X
12.6 Ceilings/Fans X
12.7 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X X
12.8 Ladder to Loft X
Doors: Close Properly
Yes
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet
Ceilings/Fans: Ceiling Material
Satisfactory, Ceiling Fan Not Present
Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles: Conditions
Non Operational, Operational, Marginal
Floors: Conditions
Satisfactory
Windows: Conditions
Satisfactory
Walls: Conditions
Satisfactory
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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12.7.1 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Light Inoperable
2nd Floor Bedroom loft

One or more lights are not operating. New light bulb possibly needed.
Electric Electrical Contractor
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12.8.1 - Ladder to Loft

Ladder Unstable

Use caution trying to climb ladder to loft area in bedroom 4.  Unstable and wobbly.

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13 - Master Bathroom

IN NI NP D
13.1 General X
13.2 Toilet X
13.3 Shower/Bathtub X X
13.4 GFCI & AFCI X
13.5 Exhaust Systems X
13.6 Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures X X
13.7 Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Receptacles & Vent Fan X
Toilet: Conditions
Marginal
GFCI & AFCI: Conditions
Present
Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Fans
Fan Only
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Conditions
Satisfactory
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Proper P-Trap Seal
Yes
Shower/Bathtub: Conditions
Whirlpool Tub Installed, Needs Caulking, Poor
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Water Flow/Drainage
Marginal
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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13.2.1 - Toilet

Water Pressure

Recommend licensed plumber for further evaluation of master bathroom toilet.  Low water pressure when flushed.

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13.3.1 - Shower/Bathtub

Cracked or loose shower Tiles

Shower has one or more cracked or loose tiles. Recommend a bathroom contractor or handyman repair or replace.  This will cause water intrusion behind the wall if not repaired.

Wrenches Handyman
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13.6.1 - Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures

Water pressure

Recommend licensed plumber for further evaluation of marginal cold water pressure at master Bathroom sink opposite the shower.

Contractor Qualified Professional

14 - Bathroom 2

IN NI NP D
14.1 General X
14.2 Toilet X X
14.3 Shower/Bathtub X
14.4 GFCI & AFCI X
14.5 Exhaust Systems X
14.6 Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures X
14.7 Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Receptacles X
14.8 Flooring X X
Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Fans
Fan Only
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Proper P-Trap Seal
Yes
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Water Flow/Drainage
Satisfactory
Toilet: Conditions
Satisfactory
Shower/Bathtub: Conditions
Satisfactory
GFCI & AFCI: Conditions
Present
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Conditions
Satisfactory
Flooring: Photos
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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14.2.1 - Toilet

Trim

Recommend replace or repair loose trim behind toilet.

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14.8.1 - Flooring

Bathroom Flooring

The first floor bathroom flooring squeaks.  Recommend monitoring and repair as needed.

15 - Bathroom 3

IN NI NP D
15.1 Toilet X
15.2 Shower/Bathtub X
15.3 GFCI & AFCI X
15.4 Exhaust Systems X
15.5 Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures X
15.6 Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Receptacles & Vent Fan X
15.7 Flooring/Trim X X
GFCI & AFCI: Conditions
Present
Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Fans
Fan Only
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Proper P-Trap Seal
Yes
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Water Flow/Drainage
Satisfactory
Toilet: Conditions
Satisfactory
Shower/Bathtub: Conditions
Satisfactory
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Conditions
Satisfactory
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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15.7.1 - Flooring/Trim

Trim

Recommend replace or repair missing trim behind 2nd floor bathroom.  Recommend replace or repair damaged trim along base of sink cabinets.

Contractor Qualified Professional

16 - Laundry Room

IN NI NP D
16.1 Laundry Room Sink X
16.2 Water Hook Up Lines X
16.3 GFCI X X
16.4 Photos X
Filters
None
GFCI: GFCI
Not Present
Dryer Vent
Metal (Flex), Vinyl (Flex)
Water Hook Up Lines: Conditions
Satisfactory
Laundry Room Sink: Conditions
Present, Proper P-Trap
Photos: Photos
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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16.3.1 - GFCI

Missing Receptacle Plate Cover

Recommend replace or repair missing receptacle plate cover in laundry room.

Wrench DIY

17 - Misc. Interior

IN NI NP D
17.1 Smoke Detectors X
17.2 Steps, Stairways & Railings
17.3 Thermostat Controls X
17.4 Interior Windows X X
Interior Windows: Photos
Smoke Detectors: Smoke Detectors
Not Tested
Steps, Stairways & Railings: Photos
Thermostat Controls: Location
Family Room, Hallway

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 = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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17.2.1 - Steps, Stairways & Railings

Soft subfloors

Recommend replace or repair uneven and soft subfloor on second floor landing near rear deck door.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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17.4.1 - Interior Windows

Window Handles

Recommend tightening interior window handles.  They are loose and come right off.

Wrench DIY
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17.4.2 - Interior Windows

Broken Window Pane
1st Floor Dining Room

Recommend replace or repair broken window pane in dining room.

Contractor Qualified Professional

18 - Fireplace

IN NI NP D
18.1 Vents, Flues & Chimneys X
18.2 Gas/LP Firelogs & Fireplaces X
18.3 Solid Fuel Heating Device (Fireplace, Woodstove) X
Solid Fuel Heating Device (Fireplace, Woodstove): Type
Not Present
Gas/LP Firelogs & Fireplaces: Photos
Chimney Flu

The flu was not visible or inspected.  Recommend chimney sweep for all fireplaces prior to initial use

Gas/LP Firelogs & Fireplaces: Pilot not light

The gas fireplace pilot was not light at time of inspection.  Recommend having the owners light the pilot for verification of working properly 

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

19 - Finished Lower Level

IN NI NP D
19.1 General X
19.2 Doors X
19.3 Windows X
19.4 Floors X
19.5 Walls X
19.6 Ceilings/Fans X
19.7 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
Floors: Floor Coverings
Laminate
Ceilings/Fans: Ceiling Material
Ceiling Fan Present
Windows: Conditions
Satisfactory
Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles: Conditions
Satisfactory
Floors: Conditions
Satisfactory
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency

20 - Utility Room

IN NI NP D
20.1 Heating Equipment X X
20.2 Distribution System X
20.3 Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents X X
20.4 Evaporator Coil X
Distribution System: Configuration
Split
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Capacity
50 gallons
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Location
Utility Room
Evaporator Coil: Conditions
Satisfactory, Age Unknown
Heating Equipment: Brand
Carrier, Trane
Heating Equipment: Energy Source
Electric, Gas
Heating Equipment: Heat Type
Heat Pump, Gas-Fired Heat
Heating Equipment: Age of System
15-20 yrs, 0-5 yrs
Distribution System: Ductwork
Non-insulated
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Power Source/Type
Gas
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Age of Systems/Data Plate Information
Older
Evaporator Coil: Drainage
Floor Drain, Exterior
Heating Equipment: Information

Carbon monoxide detection is beyond the scope of our inspection.  We recommend instillation of CO detectors.  Our view of the heat exchanger is very limited, and consequently we make no assertions as to its condition.  We recommend review, repair or replacement of any noted deficiencies or symptoms by qualified specialist or licensed where applicable.  

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. 

Heating Equipment: Inaccessible

The attic area was obstructed and inaccessible. The attic gas fired furnace heat exchanger could not be inspected.  Unknown age or data information.  If you are interested in having this area inspected, please contact me about a follow-up inspection.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
$
Credit
Comment
20.1.1 - Heating Equipment

Filter

The filter in the heat package in the family room closet is the wrong size.  Recommend replace or repair.

Wrench DIY
$
Credit
Comment
20.3.1 - Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents

Corrosion

Corrosion was noted at the burn chamber or pipe fittings. Recommend a qualified plumber evaluate for repair/replacement.
Pipes Plumbing Contractor
$
Credit
Comment
20.3.2 - Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents

Near End of Life

Water heater showed normal signs of wear and tear. Recommend monitoring it's effectiveness and replacing in the near future.
Pipes Plumbing Contractor
$
Credit
Comment
20.3.3 - Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents

Improper Flu

The flu coming from gas water heater is improperly sloped.  Should be sloped in an upward manner 1/4 per foot.  The flu is sloped downward.  This can cause improper drafting.  Recommend licensed plumber for further evaluation.

Contractor Qualified Professional

21 - Plumbing

IN NI NP D
21.1 Main Water Shut-off Device X
21.2 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X
21.3 Gas Meter X X
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Drain Size
Unknown
Main Water Shut-off Device: Location
Utility Room
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Material
PVC
Gas Meter: Photos/Location
South
Information

Bath exhaust fan ducting and discharge is often covered and hidden and cannot always be confirmed.  Bathtub waste and overflow are not evaluated.  Gas lines are not pressure tested for leaks.  Septic systems being underground, are not inspected.  Underground water and waste lines are not evaluated or inspected as they are hidden.  We recommend review, repair and replacement of any noted deficiencies or symptoms by qualified specialist, licensed where applicable.

Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Hidden

Most of the DWV system was hidden.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
$
Credit
Comment
21.3.1 - Gas Meter

Rust

Excessive rust observed on outside gas meter piping.  Recommend further evaluation by licensed plumber.


Contractor Qualified Professional

22 - Basement, Crawlspace & Structure

IN NI NP D
22.1 Basements & Crawlspaces X
22.2 Vapor Retarders (Crawlspace or Basement) X
22.3 Floor Structure X
22.4 Wall Structure X
22.5 Ceiling Structure X
22.6 Sump Pump X X
Basements & Crawlspaces: Conditions
Satisfactory
Vapor Retarders (Crawlspace or Basement): Conditions
Not Visible
Floor Structure: Material
Not Visible
Floor Structure: Sub-floor
Inaccessible
Floor Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Concrete
Wall Structure: Material
Covered Walls, Satisfactory
Ceiling Structure: Conditions
Satisfactory
Ceiling Structure: Beams/Girders
Not Visible
Ceiling Structure: Piers/Posts
Not Visible
Sump Pump: Location
Basement
Information

This is not an inspection for the presence or consequences of wood destroying organisms or mold.  We recommend review, repair or replacement as needed of any noted deficiencies or symptoms by qualified specialist, licensed where applicable.

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 = Deficiency
$
Credit
Comment
22.6.1 - Sump Pump

Receptacle Cover

Recommend replace or repair missing receptacle cover plate for sump pump in utility room.

Contractor Qualified Professional
$
Credit
Comment
22.6.2 - Sump Pump

Backup Battery

Recommend backup battery for sump pump in case of electrical outage.

Contractor Qualified Professional

23 - Electrical

IN NI NP D
23.1 Service Entrance Conductors X
23.2 Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device X
23.3 Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses X X
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Sub Panel Location
None
Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Below Ground
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Capacity
200 AMP
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Manufacturer
Murray
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Branch Wire 15 and 20 AMP
Copper
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Main Panel Location
Laundry Room
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Wiring Method
Romex

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 serviceentrance 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 timecontrolled 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 = Deficiency
$
Credit
Comment
23.3.1 - Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses

Double Tap

Breakers of this age typically didn’t allow double tapping.  Some Square D breakers do allow this however this is not a square D breaker.  Recommend licensed electrician for verification and evaluation of double tapped breaker in main panel.

Contractor Qualified Professional

24 - Attic

IN NI NP D
24.1 General X
24.2 Attic Insulation X
24.3 Ventilation X
24.4 Roof Structure & Attic X
24.5 Attic Vent Pipes X
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Ridge Vents, Soffit Vents
Roof Structure & Attic: Material
Not Visible
Roof Structure & Attic: Type
Gable
General: Inspection Method
In the Attic
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Batt
Attic Vent Pipes: Vent Pipes
Vents Outside
General: Limitation Inspection

The attic access was mostly blocked with supply ducts.  Unable to move all over the attic access area.

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 = Deficiency