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1234 Main St.
Oak park, Il 60531
12/05/2019 9:00AM

Sample agent
agent

Agent Name

Agency Name
41
Recommendation
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1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
Client, Client's Agent
Occupancy
Furnished
Style
Ranch
Temperature (approximate)
75 Fahrenheit (F)
Type of Building
Single Family
Weather Conditions
Clear

2 - Structural Components

IN NI NP D
2.1 Foundation, Basement & Crawlspaces X X
2.2 Roof Structure & Attic X
Inspection Method
Attic Access, Crawlspace Access
Foundation, Basement & Crawlspaces: Material
Concrete
Roof Structure & Attic: Material
Wood
Roof Structure & Attic: Type
Gable, Hip
Foundation, Basement & Crawlspaces: Unable to fully inspect concrete for cracks
Basement

Due waterproofing material covering walls. 

Foundation, Basement & Crawlspaces: Unable to fully inspect due to clutter or drywall.
Basement/lower level

Thermal imaging camera shows indication of no water intrusion.

Roof Structure & Attic: No access to roof
Kitchen pantry

No access to one out 3 roofs due to shelving. 

3. STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS 3.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect structural components including the foundation and framing. B. describe: 1. the methods used to inspect under floor crawlspaces and attics. 2. the foundation. 3. the floor structure. 4. the wall structure. 5. the ceiling structure. 6. the roof structure. 3.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. provide engineering or architectural services or analysis. B. offer an opinion about the adequacy of structural systems and components. C. enter under floor crawlspace areas that have less than 24 inches of vertical clearance between components and the ground or that have an access opening smaller than 16 inches by 24 inches. D. traverse attic load-bearing components that are concealed by insulation or by other materials.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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2.1.1 - Foundation, Basement & Crawlspaces

Foundation Cracks - Major
Exterior foundation

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. A thermal imaging camera was utilized on the other side of this crack where the basement is finished, no indication of water intrusion at time of inspection. Recommend a structural engineer evaluate and provide a report on course of action and remedy.

Here is an informational article on foundation cracks.

Contractor Qualified Professional

3 - Exterior

IN NI NP D
3.1 Exterior, Flashing & Trim X
3.2 Eaves, Soffits & Fascia X
3.3 Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls X X
3.4 Walkways, Patios & Driveways X
3.5 Concrete steps X
3.6 Vents X
Inspection Method
Visual
Exterior, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Brick, Vinyl
Exterior, Flashing & Trim: Style
Exterior
N/A

N/A

Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Driveway Material
Concrete

4.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. wall coverings, flashing, and trim. 2. exterior doors. 3. attached and adjacent decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches, and their associated railings. 4. eaves, soffits, and fascias where accessible from the ground level. 5. vegetation, grading, surface drainage, and retaining walls that are likely to adversely affect the building. 6. adjacent and entryway walkways, patios, and driveways. B. describe wall coverings. 4.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: A. screening, shutters, awnings, and similar seasonal accessories. B. fences, boundary walls, and similar structures. C. geological and soil conditions. D. recreational facilities. E. outbuildings other than garages and carports. F. seawalls, break-walls, and docks. G. erosion control and earth stabilization measures.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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3.3.1 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Negative Grading
Exterior - rear

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. 

Brick Masonry, Concrete, Brick & Stone
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3.3.2 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Retaining Wall Cracks
Exterior

Retaining wall is showing signs of failing. Recommend qualified contractor evaluate and repair.
Yard scissors Landscaping Contractor
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3.3.3 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Planting near foundation
Exterior

Inspector recommends avoid planting shrubs, trees and plants 12 inches or closer to foundation to prevent possible damage to foundation. 

Wrench DIY
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3.4.1 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Uneven patio
Exterior -Back

Uneven patios creates trip hazard if not corrected.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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3.4.2 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Walkway trip hazard
Exterior back

Walkway wood trim is a trip hazard if not removed. 

Tools Handyman/DIY

4 - Roofing

IN NI NP D
4.1 Coverings X X
4.2 Roof Drainage Systems X X
4.3 Flashings X X
4.4 Skylights, Chimneys & Roof Penetrations X X
Inspection Method
Ground, Ladder, Drone
Roof Type/Style
Hip
Coverings: Material
Asphalt
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Aluminum
Flashings: Material
Aluminum, Lead

5.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. roofing materials. 2. roof drainage systems. 3. flashing. 4. skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations. B. describe: 1. roofing materials. 2. methods used to inspect the roofing. 5.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: A. antennas. B. interiors of vent systems, uses, and chimneys that are not readily accessible. C. other installed accessories. 


  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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4.1.1 - Coverings

Improper installation
Roof

Woven roof valleys is a method where the valley is completed by overlapping and weavingthe shingle courses rather than cutting the shingles back to form a trough lined with a sheet metal flashing (see Figure WV-1). Woven valleys still require membrane flashing or multiple layers of roofing paper to line thevalley under the shingles

Contractor Qualified Professional
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4.2.1 - Roof Drainage Systems

Downspouts Drain Near House and roof
Exterior

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. 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. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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4.3.1 - Flashings

Corroded - Minor
Roof Penetrations

Roof flashing showed signs of corrosion, but are still in working condition. Flashing should be monitored to prevent severe corrosion leading to moisture intrusion. 

Roof Roofing Professional
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4.4.1 - Skylights, Chimneys & Roof Penetrations

Chimney requires cricket
Roof

chimney cricket would prevent an ice dam from occurring because it willdirect water around the chimney and keep it from pooling around the chimney's base.

Contractor Qualified Professional

5 - Plumbing

IN NI NP D
5.1 Fixtures / Faucets X X
5.2 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X
5.3 Water Heater X X
5.4 Vents, Flues, & Chimneys X
5.5 Sump Pumps / Sewage Ejectors X X
5.6 Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems X X
5.7 Sink plumbing X X
Filters
None
Main Fuel Shut-Off (Location)
Basement
Material - Distribution
Copper
Material - Water Supply
PVC
Source
Public
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Drain Size
2"
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Material
Copper
Water Heater: Capacity 40
40 Gallons

4o gallon 

2013

Water Heater: Location
Basement
Water Heater: Power Source
Gas
Main Water Shut-Off Device (Location)
Basement
Water Heater: Manufacturer
Richmond

6.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. interior water supply and distribution systems including fixtures and faucets. 2. interior drain, waste, and vent systems including fixtures. 3. water heating equipment and hot water supply systems. 4. vent systems, flues, and chimneys. 5. fuel storage and fuel distribution systems. 6. sewage ejectors, sump pumps, and related piping. B. describe: 1. interior water supply, drain, waste, and vent piping materials. 2. water heating equipment including energy source(s). 3. location of main water and fuel shut-off valves. 6.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. clothes washing machine connections. 2. interiors of vent systems, flues, and chimneys that are not readily accessible. 3. wells, well pumps, and water storage related equipment. 4. water conditioning systems. 5. solar, geothermal, and other renewable energy water heating systems. 6. manual and automatic re-extinguishing and sprinkler systems and landscape irrigation systems. 7. septic and other sewage disposal systems. B. determine: 1. whether water supply and sewage disposal are public or private. 2. water quality. 3. the adequacy of combustion air components. C. measure water supply low and pressure, and well water quantity. D. fill shower pans and fixtures to test for leaks.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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5.1.1 - Fixtures / Faucets

Spigot
Exterior

Leaking spigot present. Non anti-siphon spigots present. Could not locate interior shut off valve for each spigot. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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5.3.1 - Water Heater

Annual Maintenance Flush Needed
Mechanical Room

Water heaters should be flushed annually to prevent sediment buildup and maintain efficiency.  

Here is a DIY link to help

Wrench DIY
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5.3.2 - Water Heater

Temperature reading
Kitchen sink

Hot water temperature target is 120 degrees to prevent bacteria growth and scalding. A simple adjustment at the hot water tank thermostat. 

Tools Handyman/DIY
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5.5.1 - Sump Pumps / Sewage Ejectors

No dedicated simplex outlet
Mechanical room

Sump pump outlet should not be shared with any other electrical fixtures to ensure outlet won’t trip and sump pump remains working properly. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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5.6.1 - Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems

Gas Pipes Not Bonded
Mechanical Room

Gas pipes were not bonded to the home electrical system. Recommend a qualified plumber evaluate and correct. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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5.7.1 - Sink plumbing

Plumbing penetrations
All sinks

All plumbing penetrations should be sealed to prevent water intrusion and mold growth should a leak occur. 

Tools Handyman/DIY
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5.7.2 - Sink plumbing

Corrugated plumbing
Bathroom Sink

Corrugated plumbing is incorrect plumbing material. It's unsanitary as it collects bacteria and it causes leaks. 

Contractor Qualified Professional

6 - Electrical

IN NI NP D
6.1 Service Entrance Conductors X X
6.2 Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels X X
6.3 Branch Circuit Conductors, Overcurrent Devices and Compatibility of Their Amperage & Voltage X
6.4 Connected Devices and Fixtures X X
6.5 GFCI & AFCI X X
6.6 Smoke Detectors X X
6.7 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X X
Branch Wire 15 and 20 AMP
Aluminum, Copper
Wiring Method
Conduit
Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Below Ground, 240 volts
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Capacity
100 AMP
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Locations
Basement
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Manufacturer
Muarry
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Smoke Detectors: Change batteries every 10 years
Throughout

Take care of your smoke alarms according to the manufacturer's instructions. Replace the batteries at least once every year. Replace the entire smoke alarm every 10 years.

Unable to test all outlets
Throughout

Due to heavy furniture, unable to test all outlets.  

7.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. service drop. 2. service entrance conductors, cables, and raceways. 3. service equipment and main disconnects. 4. service grounding. 5. interior components of service panels and subpanels. 6. conductors. 7. overcurrent protection devices. 8. a representative number of installed lighting fixtures, switches, and receptacles. 9. ground fault circuit interrupters and arc fault circuit interrupters. B. describe: 1. amperage rating of the service. 2. location of main disconnect(s) and subpanels. 3. presence or absence of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms. 4. the predominant branch circuit wiring method. 7.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. remote control devices. 2. or test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, security systems, and other signaling and warning devices. 3. low voltage wiring systems and components. 4. ancillary wiring systems and components not a part of the primary electrical power distribution system. 5. solar, geothermal, wind, and other renewable energy systems. B. measure amperage, voltage, and impedance. C. determine the age and type of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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6.1.1 - Service Entrance Conductors

Not Enough Clearance
Mechanical Room

Service drop overhead wires are too low, not giving enough clearance above roof. Recommend contacting your local electric utility company or qualified electrician to see if they can correct. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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6.2.1 - Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels

Ground Wire Not Located
Throughout

Proper ground  could not be found at the time of inspection. The ground  may not be present or could be hidden from view or buried. This is a safety hazard and it is recommended  that a licensed electrician verify or install proper ground.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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6.4.1 - Connected Devices and Fixtures

Exposed bulbs missing cover
Closets and Mechanical Room

Exposed bulbs are a fire and shatter hazard. 

Tools Handyman/DIY
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6.5.1 - GFCI & AFCI

No GFCI Protection Installed
Laundry, Garage & Exterior

No GFCI protection present in all laundry, exterior and garage. Recommend licensed electrician upgrade by installing ground fault receptacles in all locations.

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

Contractor Qualified Professional
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6.6.1 - Smoke Detectors

Incomplete. More smoke detectors needed.
Throughout

As a general rule, consumers should install one in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of the home (including the basement).

Tools Handyman/DIY
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6.7.1 - Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Missing in kitchen And mechanical room
Mechanical room and kitchen

Five feet from the ground. Carbon monoxide detectors can get the best reading of your home's air when they are placed five feet from the ground. Near every sleeping area. If your CO levels get too high during the nighttime, it's important that detectors can be heard by everyone sleeping in your home.

Contractor Qualified Professional

7 - Heating

IN NI NP D
7.1 Heating Equipment X X
7.2 Distribution Systems X X
7.3 Vents, Flues & Chimneys X
Heating Equipment: Brand
Comfortmaker
Heating Equipment: Energy Source
Gas
Heating Equipment: Filter Size
16x20x1
Heating Equipment: Filter Type
Disposable
Heating Equipment: Heat Type
Forced Air
Distribution Systems: Ductwork
Non-insulated

8.1 The inspector shall: A. open readily openable access panels. B. inspect: 1. installed heating equipment. 2. vent systems, uses, and chimneys. 3. distribution systems. C. describe: 1. energy source(s). 2. heating systems. 8.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. interiors of vent systems, uses, and chimneys that are not readily accessible. 2. heat exchangers. 3. humidifiers and dehumidifiers. 4. electric air cleaning and sanitizing devices. 5. heating systems using ground-source, water-source, solar, and renewable energy technologies. 6. heat-recovery and similar whole-house mechanical ventilation systems. B. determine: 1. heat supply adequacy and distribution balance. 2. the adequacy of combustion air components.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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7.1.1 - Heating Equipment

Needs Servicing/Cleaning
Mechanical room

Furnace should be cleaned and serviced annually. Recommend a qualified HVAC contractor clean, service and certify furnace.

Here is a resource on the importance of furnace maintenance.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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7.2.1 - Distribution Systems

Duct Leaking
Mechanical room

Air supply duct was leaking air. Recommend a qualified HVAC technician or vents & ducts contractor repair.

8 - Air Conditioning

IN NI NP D
8.1 Cooling Equipment X X
8.2 Distribution System X X
Type
Air Conditioner
Cooling Equipment: Brand
Gmc
Cooling Equipment: Energy Source/Type
Electric
Cooling Equipment: Location
Exterior South
Distribution System: Configuration
Split
Cooling Equipment: SEER Rating
13.0

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

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

9.1 The inspector shall: A. open readily openable access panels. B. inspect: 1. central and permanently installed cooling equipment. 2. distribution systems. C. describe: 1. energy source(s). 2. cooling systems. 9.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect electric air cleaning and sanitizing devices. B. determine cooling supply adequacy and distribution balance. C. inspect cooling units that are not permanently installed or that are installed in windows. D. inspect cooling systems using ground source, water source, solar, and renewable energy technologies.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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8.1.1 - Cooling Equipment

Insulation missing or damaged
Exterior

Missing or damaged insulation on refrigerant line can cause energy loss and condensation.

Wrench DIY
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8.1.2 - Cooling Equipment

Power shut off
Exterior

Condensing unit can be damaged when operated immediately after power is restored. Recommend power be restored for at least 4 hours and unit evaluated by licensed HVAC contractor.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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8.2.1 - Distribution System

Ducts Deteriorating
Mechanical Room

Minor deterioration ducts were observed. Recommend licensed HVAC contractor repair or replace.

Fire HVAC Professional
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8.2.2 - Distribution System

Ducts Improperly Sealed
Mechanical Room

Ducts are improperly sealed, resulting in energy loss. Recommend licensed HVAC contractor to further evaluate and correct.

Fire HVAC Professional

9 - Interiors

IN NI NP D
9.1 Walls X
9.2 Ceilings X
9.3 Floors X X
9.4 Steps, Stairways & Railings X X
9.5 Countertops & Cabinets X X
9.6 Doors X X
9.7 Windows X X
9.8 Garage Door X
Walls: Wall Material
Gypsum Board
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Gypsum Board
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet, Engineered Wood, Hardwood, Tile
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Metal
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Granite, Porcelain
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Unknown
Windows: Window Type
Casement, Double-hung, Sliders
Garage Door: Material
Metal
Garage Door: Type
Roll-Up

10.1 The inspector shall inspect: A. walls, ceilings, and floors. B. steps, stairways, and railings. C. countertops and a representative number of installed cabinets. D. a representative number of doors and windows. E. garage vehicle doors and garage vehicle door operators. 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: A. paint, wallpaper, and other finish treatments. B. floor coverings. C. window treatments. D. coatings on and the hermetic seals between panes of window glass. E. central vacuum systems. F. recreational facilities. 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 confirm the operation of every control and feature of an inspected appliance.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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9.3.1 - Floors

Carpet Stains
Second floor

Carpet had areas of staining or discoloration. Recommend a thorough steam clean by a qualified carpet cleaning company 

Vacuum cleaner 512 Carpet Cleaner
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9.3.2 - Floors

Door rubbing carpet
2nd floor - Bedroom

Door needs to be trimmed to properly fit and not rub on carpet. If not corrected, carpet may eventually lift and become trip hazard. 

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9.3.3 - Floors

Loose lifting carpet
Bedroom 2nd Floor

Loose and lifted carpet present. This could cause for damage to carpet or trip hazard in not corrected. 

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9.4.1 - Steps, Stairways & Railings

Baluster Spaces Too Wide
Stairway

The baluster space is not up to modern safety standards. The space between balusters should not allow passage of a 4 3/8-inch sphere for child safety. Recommend a qualified handyman or original installer repair and bring up to code. 

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9.4.2 - Steps, Stairways & Railings

Loose Balusters
Stairway

Handrail balusters were loose. This could pose a safety hazard. Recommend a qualified handyman evaluate and fasten. 

Hammer Carpentry Contractor
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9.5.1 - Countertops & Cabinets

Cabinet Hinge Loose or too tight
Bathroom

One or more cabinet hinges were loose or too tight. Recommend a qualified handyman or cabinet contractor repair. 

Here is a helpful DIY article on cabinet repairs.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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9.6.1 - Doors

Interior Keyless locks needed
Front and Back Outlet

Dead bolt locks are a safety hazard. Recommending changing them. 

Tools Handyman/DIY
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9.7.1 - Windows

Missing or torn Screen
Throughout

Window missing screen. Recommend replacement.

Wrench DIY

10 - Built-in Appliances

IN NI NP D
10.1 Dishwasher X
10.2 Refrigerator X
10.3 Range/Oven/Cooktop X X
10.4 Dryer X
10.5 Washer X
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Exhaust Hood Type
Re-circulate
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Energy Source
Gas

Maytag 

Dishwasher: Brand
Electrolux, Miele, Whirlpool
Refrigerator: Brand
Kenmore
Dryer: Type
Frigidaire
Washer: Brand
Frigidaire
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Kitchen exhaust brand
GE

Incorrect sealant. Incorrect material.

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.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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10.3.1 - Range/Oven/Cooktop

Anti-tip bracket missing
Kitchen

Safety anti tip bracket not installed to prevent child safety hazard. Contact a professional carpenter to further evaluate and correct.

Tools Handyman/DIY

11 - Insulation and Ventilation

IN NI NP D
11.1 Attic Insulation X X
11.2 Ventilation X
11.3 Exhaust Systems X
Dryer Vent
Metal
Flooring Insulation
Loose Fill
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Cellulose
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Gable Vents, Mushroom vents
Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Fans
Fan Only, Fan with Light
Attic Insulation: No access to attic at time of inspection
Attic

Attic access panels serve as an important safety and convenience feature in the home. These openings not only allow mechanical and electrical contractors to access equipment and wiring, but they also provide for easy storage access for the homeowner

11.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces. 2. ventilation of attics and foundation areas. 3. kitchen, bathroom, laundry, and similar exhaust systems. 4. clothes dryer exhaust systems. B. describe: 1. insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces. 2. absence of insulation in unfinished spaces at conditioned surfaces. 11.2 The inspector is NOT required to disturb insulation.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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11.1.1 - Attic Insulation

Hot temperatures
2nd floor and garage

At the time of inspection, temperature in attic over the recommended 10 degrees hotter than exterior. More ventilation is recommended. Keeping the attic cool will help extend the life of the roof.

Contractor Qualified Professional

12 - Fireplaces and Fuel-Burning Appliances

IN NI NP D
12.1 Fireplaces, Stoves & Inserts X X
12.2 Fuel-buring Accessories X
12.3 Chimney & Vent Systems X
Type
Wood

12.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. fuel-burning replaces, stoves, and replace inserts. 2. fuel-burning accessories installed in fireplaces. 3. chimneys and vent systems. B. describe systems and components listed in 12.1.A.1 and .2. 12.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. interiors of vent systems, uses, and chimneys that are not readily accessible. 2. fire screens and doors. 3. seals and gaskets. 4. automatic fuel feed devices. 5. mantles and replace surrounds. 6. combustion air components and to determine their adequacy. 7. heat distribution assists (gravity fed and fan assisted). 8. fuel-burning replaces and appliances located outside the inspected structures. B. determine draft characteristics. C. move fireplace inserts and stoves or firebox contents.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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12.1.1 - Fireplaces, Stoves & Inserts

Damper Inoperable
Fireplace

Damper was inoperable, which could allow toxic fumes into the home. Recommend a qualified fireplace contractor evaluate and repair.

Fireplace Chimney Repair Contractor
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12.1.2 - Fireplaces, Stoves & Inserts

Firewall Cracked
Fireplace

The brick lining of the fireplace was cracked in one or more places, which could lead to chimney damage or toxic fumes entering the home. Recommend a qualified fireplace contractor evaluate and repair.

Fireplace Chimney Repair Contractor
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12.3.1 - Chimney & Vent Systems

Chimney Liner Dirty
Fireplace

Chimney liner had layer of creosote dust, so underlying structure couldn't be inspected for cracks. Recommend qualified chimney sweep company inspect and/or clean.

Fireplace Chimney Sweep

13 - Garage

IN NI NP D
Unable to fully inspect garage walls
Garage

Due to drywall covering 

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