This report divides deficiencies into three categories; Maintenance Items (colored in BLUE), Recommendations (in ORANGE), and MAJOR CONCERN/SAFETY (in RED).
MAINTENANCE ITEMS: Include components that were found to be in need of recurring or basic general maintenance to protect either a the component or the occupants. Also included in this section are items that were beginning to show signs of wear, but were, in the opinion of the inspector, still functional at the time of inspection. Typically these items are considered to represent a less significant immediate cost than those listed in the following two categories.
RECOMMENDATIONS/REPAIR: Include comments of a deficiency, a latent defect or a suggested improvement of a system which may have appeared functional at the time of inspection, however some benefit may be achieved by adhering to the recommendation.
MAJOR CONCERN/SAFETY: Will denote a brief comment of a significantly deficient component or a condition, which may require a relatively expensive correction and/or replacement or a Safety Item, which may not be severe, but we want you to know its in need of more immediate attention. These will typically fall into one of the following four categories:
1. Major defects. An example of this would be a structural failure,roof replacement etc..
2. Items costing over $1000 or for repair/replacement.
3. Safety hazards - such as an exposed wire, or double taps at main etc...
Anything in these categories should be addressed. Often, a serious problem can be corrected inexpensively to protect both life and property.
This categorization is the opinion of the inspector and is based on what was observed at the time of inspection. It is not intended to imply that items documented in any one category are not in need of correction. Maintenance items or latent defects not repaired in a reasonable amount of time, can soon become significant defects. It should be considered very likely there will be other issues you personally may consider deficient, and you should add these as desired. There may also be defects that you feel belong in a different category, and again, you should feel free to consider the importance you believe they hold and act accordingly.
Please review the report in its entirety. It is ultimately up to your discretion to interpret its findings and to act accordingly. This report does not offer an opinion as to whom among the parties to this transaction should take responsibility for addressing any of these concerns. As with all aspects of your transaction, you should consult with your Realtor® for further advice regarding the contents of this report. Any repairs should be performed by the applicable licensed and bonded tradesman or qualified professional who will provide copies of all receipts, warranties and applicable permits for any repairs that are carried out.
The report lists deficiencies visible at the time of inspection. The inspector is not required to move furniture, appliances, storage, or disassemble components beyond normal user controls nor perform destructive testing. Clear Path Property Inspections llc does not accept responsibility for hidden or latent defects discovered upon occupancy or during remodeling after the date of inspection. Please note that our inspection is thorough but not technically exhaustive. The intent of this inspection is to discover significant defects as it is not possible to detect every maintenance or minor repair item. Most homes continue to be occupied after our inspections, thus we do not warrant 100% discovery of all maintenance or minor repair items such as drippy faucets, isolated wood damage, light switch functionality, etc. We do not inspect for county or municipal code compliance as the St. Louis Metro area and adjacent counties have many jurisdictions, thus codes are interpreted and enforced differently. Clear Path Property Inspections LLC has no legal authority to mandate compliance to the municipal codes and ordinances. This report does not list municipal or county code infractions.