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1234 Main St.
Streetsboro, Ohio 44241
07/17/2019 9:00AM

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Agency Name
161
Items Inspected
7
Maintenance item
21
Recommendation
9
Safety hazard

1 - General Information

In Attendance
Client, Client's Agent
Occupancy
Vacant, Utilites On
Type of Building
Single Family, w/ Basement
File Number
1812-6
Inspection Start Time
9:00 AM
Inspection End Time
12:00 PM
Added Services
Radon, Wood Destroying Insect
Entrance Faces
Southwest
Weather Conditions
Cloudy
Soil Conditions
Damp
Temperature
37 Degrees
Water Source
City

Integrity Home Evaluation Services does not inspect Well, Cistern, or Community Well sourced systems. It is recommended that you contact a qualified service provider prior to closing if the home is served by one of these water sources.

Sewage Disposal
City

Integrity Home Evaluation Services does not inspect Septic Systems. It is recommended that you have a qualified contractor inspect any septic system (if present) prior to closing.

General House Photos: General Photos - Exterior
General Report Limitations

This report may be used and relied on only by the party for whom it was written and reliance by any other party without prior written consent by the inspector is prohibited and no claim over the contents of the report may be filed by any such third party. This report is intended only as a general guide to help the client make their own evaluation of the overall condition of the home, and is not intended to reflect the value of the premises, nor make any representation as to the advisability of purchase. The report expresses the personal opinions of the inspector, based upon experience, qualifications and visual impressions of the conditions that existed at the time of the inspection only. The inspection and report are not intended to be technically exhaustive, or to imply that every component was inspected, nor that every possible defect was discovered. No disassembly of equipment, opening of walls, moving of furniture, appliances, or stored items, or excavation was performed. All components and conditions which by the nature of their location are concealed, camouflaged or difficult to safely inspect are excluded from the report.

Systems and conditions which are not within the scope of the building inspection include, but are not limited to; formaldehyde, lead paint, asbestos, toxic or flammable materials, and other environmental hazards, pest infestation, playground equipment, efficiency measurement of insulation or heating and cooling equipment, internal or underground drainage or plumbing, any systems which are shut down or otherwise secured, water wells (water quality and quantity) zoning ordinances, intercoms, security systems, heat sensors, cosmetics or building code conformity. Any general comments about these systems and conditions are informational only and do not represent an inspection.

Homes built before 1978 may contain lead paint. Recommend evaluation by a qualified contractor to determine if lead paint is present and the proper technique for lead abatement. More information on lead and it's health risks can be found at: www.epa.gov/lead

The terminology in this report is in many areas specific to the construction industry and related trades. Time and space constraints do not permit an explanation of all terms. However, effort is made to express the conditions in readily understandable terms where possible. Clarification of terminology will be supplied upon request and is usually given in a verbal consultation. Terms such as "serviceable" or "overall condition is satisfactory" , are intended to be relative or in comparison to normal wear of a system or material. These terms are not intended to imply that no defect of any type was noted. Defects that do not adversely affect the operation, performance, safety of a system or component are not considered to be relevant to the report. Cosmetic conditions are generally not addressed in the report and are not considered to be defects.

The inspection report should not be construed as a compliance inspection of any governmental or non governmental codes or regulations. The report is not intended to be a warranty or guarantee of the present or future adequacy or performance of the structure, its systems, or their component parts. This report does not constitute any expressed or implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for use regarding the condition of the property and it should not be relied upon as such. Any opinions expressed regarding adequacy, capacity, or expected life of components are general estimates based on information about similar components and occasional wide variations are to be expected between such estimates and actual experience.

We certify that the inspector has no interest, present or contemplated, in this property or its improvement and no involvement with trades-people or benefits derived from any sales or improvements. To the best of our knowledge and belief, all statements and information in this report are true and correct.

Should any disagreement or dispute arise as a result of this inspection or report, the parties agree that any dispute regarding the inspection of the property or the Inspection Report, except any dispute regarding payment or non-payment of the inspection fee, shall be, at the election of either party hereto, resolved by arbitration which shall be mandatory and binding. Arbitration shall be conducted by a recognized/accredited arbitration association chosen by the party electing such arbitration. At least one of the Arbitrators shall be an individual experienced in home inspections and a member of a nationally recognized home inspection trade association. The parties agree that any such arbitration, or any other claims whatsoever, brought against the Company shall be conducted in the County in which the Company has its principal place of business. In the event Client fails to prove any adverse claims brought against the Company, whether in arbitration or otherwise, Client agrees to pay all attorney fees, expenses, and costs of the Company in defending said claims. 

2 - Lots & Grounds

IN NI NP O
2.1 Lots & Grounds X
2.2 Driveway X X
2.3 Walk(s) X X
2.4 Steps/Stairs/Stoops X X
2.5 Porch X
2.6 Patio X
2.7 Deck X X
2.8 Balcony X
2.9 Grading X X
2.10 Swale X
2.11 Drainage X
2.12 Window Wells X
2.13 Vegetation X X
2.14 Retaining Wall X
2.15 Fence X
Lots & Grounds: Inspection Method
Visual
Driveway: Material
Concrete
Walk(s): Material
Concrete
Steps/Stairs/Stoops: Materials
Wood, Concrete
Deck: Material
Painted or Stained
Grading: Grading
Minor Slope, Raised
Swale: Swale
Adequate Depth & Slope
Drainage: Type
Surface
Vegetation: Type
Shrubs/Trees

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 fascia's 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.


GENERAL INFORMATION: This inspection is not intended to address or include any geological conditions or site stability. For information concerning these conditions, a geologist or soils engineer should be consulted. Any reference to grade is limited to areas around the exterior of the exposed areas of foundation or exterior walls. This inspection is visual in nature and does not attempt to determine drainage performance or the condition of any underground piping, including municipal water and sewer service piping or septic systems. Decks and porches are often built close to the ground, where no viewing or access is possible. These areas which are not visible or accessible are excluded from the inspection and are not addressed in the report. We routinely recommend that inquiry be made with the seller about knowledge of any prior foundation or structural repairs.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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2.4.1 - Steps/Stairs/Stoops

Front Step

The front step appears to be held up by the wrought iron handrails. Recommend repair by a qualified contractor.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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2.4.2 - Steps/Stairs/Stoops

Graspable Handrails

Handrails should be graspable and be 1 1/4 - 2 inch in circular cross section (diameter). Handrails do not meet this requirement and should be replaced for safety.

House front 1 Deck Contractor
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2.4.3 - Steps/Stairs/Stoops

Uneven Rise/Run

The rise/run of stairs should be within 3/8" of each other and should have a rise of approximately 8" and a run of approximately 11" for safety. The rise at the man door is over 8 inches. Repair by a qualified contractor is recommended.

Hardhat General Contractor
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2.7.1 - Deck

Missing Flashing at Deck

A visible flashing at the house deck connection was not observed. Failure to install flashing at the deck ledger board could allow water entry to the framing. If a flashing was missing, it could be added but would require removal of the ledger board at the house and part of the deck surface. The joint at the house could be sealed to prevent water entry. In either case the area should be closely monitored for ANY signs of water entry to prevent damage to the framing.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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2.7.2 - Deck

Deck - Guardrail Height

The guardrail at the deck should be 36 inches high when the standing surface is 30 inches or higher above grade. Recommend repair for safety.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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2.9.1 - Grading

Damp Proofing Membrane

The damp-proofing membrane that is typically applied to the exterior of the foundation walls is not visible at the front of the home. This may be part of the contributing factor as to why there is high moisture content in the basement.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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2.13.1 - Vegetation

Dead Trees

There are at least two dead trees on the back of the property. Recommend evaluation by a qualified arborist to estimate cost to remove.

Contractor Qualified Professional

3 - Exterior Surface & Components

IN NI NP O
3.1 Siding X X
3.2 Trim X X
3.3 Fascia X
3.4 Soffits X
3.5 Flashing X
3.6 Entry Door(s) X
3.7 Patio Door(s) X
3.8 Deck Door(s) X
3.9 Storm Windows X
3.10 Screens X
3.11 Exterior Hose-Bibs X
3.12 Exterior Outlets X
3.13 Exterior Lighting X
3.14 Gas Meter X
3.15 Main Gas Supply Shut Off X
Inspection Method
Visual
Siding: Material(s)
Aluminum, Brick Veneer, Wood
Siding: Exterior Penetrations
Seal @ Electric Service Penetration
Trim: Material(s)
Wood, Aluminum
Fascia: Material
Aluminum
Soffits: Material
Aluminum
Flashing: Material(s)
Not Visible
Entry Door(s): Type
Steel
Entry Door(s): Doorbell
Operative
Deck Door(s): Type
Sliding Glass Door(s)
Screens: Material
Vinyl
Exterior Hose-Bibs: Type
Gate/Frost Proof/Anti-Siphon
Exterior Outlets: Type
110 VAC GFCI
Exterior Lighting: Type
Surface Mount Front & Rear
Gas Meter: Location
Exterior Side
Main Gas Supply Shut Off: Location
At Gas Meter

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 fascia's 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.


GENERAL INFORMATION: Exterior features are evaluated for defects in the building envelope. It is not the intent of this report to comment on details that are purely cosmetic. Routine maintenance of exterior components are included in the report only when a delay in performing such maintenance could cause damage to the building or other essential components. Note: Wood sidings should be a minimum of 6" above ground. Detection of the presence of concealed moisture, mold or wood decay present behind exterior finishes is beyond the scope of this inspection. Promote positive (+) drainage away from foundation and extend runoff from roofing and downspouts a minimum 10 ft from foundation.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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3.1.1 - Siding

Siding

Siding at the master bathroom window is short. Recommend repair by a qualified contractor.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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3.1.2 - Siding

Penetration Through Exterior

Seal penetration(s) to prevent possible pest and moisture intrusion. 

Wrench DIY
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3.2.1 - Trim

Trim - Caulk

Some of the trim pieces need re-caulked. Recommend repair.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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3.2.2 - Trim

Wood Rot Trim

Wood rot observed on the trim. Recommend replacement by a qualified contractor.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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3.2.3 - Trim

Paint Trim

The wood trim needs to be properly maintained. Recommend scraping and painting where needed.

Contractor Qualified Professional

4 - Cooling System

IN NI NP O
4.1 Cooling System X X
4.2 Temperature Differential X
4.3 Visible Coil X
4.4 Refrigerant Lines X X
4.5 Service Disconnect X
4.6 Distribution X
Cooling System: Location
Main
Cooling System: Exterior Unit
Pad Mounted
Cooling System: Type
Central A/C
Cooling System: Area Served
Whole Building
Cooling System: Model #
10AC42-3P
Cooling System: Serial #
5894D12468
Cooling System: Approximate Age in Years
24
Cooling System: Capacity
3.5 Ton
Cooling System: Fuel Type
208/230 AC Volts
Cooling System: Thermostat
Digital
Visible Coil: Material(s)
Copper Core w/ Aluminum Fins
Refrigerant Lines: Condition
Needs Serviced
Service Disconnect: Type
Fused
Distribution: Material/Type
Metal
Cooling System: Brand
Lennox
Temperature Differential: Operation
Not Operated

-  Average Life Expectancy of a Central Air Conditioning unit is estimated at 15 - 18 years however, it is recommended that you have the equipment serviced and inspected prior to each cooling season. This will help maintain maximum efficiency of the equipment and will alert you to any mechanical deficiencies that may arise, which could require air conditioning equipment replacement earlier than expected.

Temperature Differential: Low Temperature

- To avoid possible compressor damage due to outside temperature below 65 degrees (temperature must be 65 degrees or higher for 24 hours minimum) the unit was not tested. -  Average Life Expectancy of a Central Air Conditioning unit is estimated at 15 - 18 years however, it is recommended that you have the equipment serviced and inspected prior to each cooling season. This will help maintain maximum efficiency of the equipment and will alert you to any mechanical deficiencies that may arise, which could require air conditioning equipment replacement earlier than expected.

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.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Mechanical equipment tested for functional operation at time of inspection only, with some systems not operated at all during cool or very cold days. No life expectancy is implied. Inspection does not determine balancing or sizing of system. The inspection covers only the visible components of the air conditioning system. Hidden problems may exist that are not documented in this report, and any opinions offered under these conditions as to serviceability are based on visual inspection only. Thermostats are not checked for calibration or timed functions. Inspector does not perform pressure or leak tests on coolant systems and therefore no representation is made regarding coolant charge or line integrity.  Annual cleaning and servicing by qualified personnel is recommended for best performance and life expectancy.


  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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4.1.1 - Cooling System

R22 Refrigerant

The unit uses R22 as a refrigerant which the EPA has mandated that it be phased out and replaced. Currently, R22 can still be found but it is becoming more expensive and harder to get. All indications are that R22 will become unavailable by 2020. You should consult a licensed HVAC contractor for further information. There are other types of refrigerant that may be used in place of R22 such as: R438a, R407c, and R453a. The replacement refrigerant (R410A) is not compatible with units that use R22.

Th Heating and Cooling Contractor
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4.1.2 - Cooling System

Age of Equipment

Due to the age of the equipment, it is recommended that a licensed HVAC contractor inspect prior to closing.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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4.1.3 - Cooling System

Electrical

The conduit is broken. Recommend repair by a licensed HVAC contractor.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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4.4.1 - Refrigerant Lines

Insulation missing or damaged

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

5 - Garage/Carport

IN NI NP O
5.1 Garage/Carport X
5.2 Garage Door(s) X
5.3 Ceiling X X
5.4 Walls X
5.5 Floor/Foundation X
5.6 Service Entrance Door X
5.7 Window(s) X
5.8 Outlets & Lighting X X
5.9 HVAC X
Garage/Carport: Type of Structure
Attached
Garage/Carport: Number of Spaces
2
Garage Door(s): Material
Metal
Garage Door(s): Operation
Mechanical
Garage Door(s): Brand
Craftsmen
Ceiling: Finish
Paint
Walls: Finish
Paint

Inspection does not cover any damage concealed by personal belongings.

Floor/Foundation: Type
Poured Concrete Floor, Block Foundation

Inspection does not cover any damage concealed by personal belongings.

Service Entrance Door: Type
Metal
Outlets & Lighting: Type
110 VAC GFCI, Lighting

GENERAL INFORMATION: Determining the resistance rating of firewalls is beyond the scope of this inspection. Flammable liquids should not be stored within closed garage areas where heating equipment or other sources of combustion are present.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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5.3.1 - Ceiling

Water Stains - Inactive

Water stains observed. Not active at the time of the inspection. Continued monitoring is recommended.

Wrench DIY
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5.8.1 - Outlets & Lighting

Cover Plate

The cover plate is not properly secured. Recommend repair.

Wrench DIY

6 - Roofing

IN NI NP O
6.1 Roof X
6.2 Valleys X
6.3 Roof Flashings X
6.4 Gutters & Downspouts X X
6.5 Leaders & Extensions X
6.6 Skylight(s) X
6.7 Chimney(s) X
6.8 Flue/Flue Cap X
6.9 Chimney Flashing X
Inspection Method
Binoculars, Ground
Roof Type/Style
Gable
Approximate Age - Roof
5-10 Years
Valleys: Materials(s)
Preformed Metal
Roof Flashings: Material(s)
Aluminum, Neoprene
Gutters & Downspouts: Material(s)
Aluminum
Chimney(s): Material
Metal Siding Covered
Flue/Flue Cap: Material(s)
Metal w/ Metal Cap
Chimney Flashing: Material(s)
Not Visible
Roof: Material(s)
Dimensional Asphalt Shingle

The life of a roof depends on local weather conditions, proper building and design, material quality, and adequate maintenance. Slate, copper, and clay/concrete roofs have the longest life expectancy - over 50 years. Roofs made of asphalt shingles last for about 20 years while roofs made of fiber cement shingles have a life expectancy of about 25 years, and roofs made of wood can be expected to last for about 30 years. 


The average life expectancy of Single-Ply roofing materials is 7 to 10 years. One of the most common issues facing this type of application is that the seams and edges will crack and separate allowing moisture intrusion. You should periodically inspect this surface to make sure that the seams are sealed and that there are no cracks present. If you do observe separation or cracking, you should contact a roofing contractor for repair.

Leaders & Extensions: Material(s)
PVC

Underground extensions should be monitored periodically to ensure that they are open and properly draining. This inspection only covers the visible type of material that the extensions are made of and does not include in any way the functionality of the underground extensions and if they are damaged. There are service providers that can inspect the drain lines with a fiber optic camera to detect any disconnected, damaged, misaligned extensions that are not performing properly.

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. 


GENERAL INFORMATION: The foregoing is an opinion of the general condition of the roofing material and it's ability to protect the building from weather. The inspector cannot and does not offer an opinion or warranty as to whether the roof may be subject to future leaks. This report is issued in consideration of the foregoing disclaimer. The only definitive method of determining whether a roof is absolutely water tight is to observe it during prolonged rainfall and under variable conditions. However, this type of inspection is beyond the scope of this evaluation. 

Chimney flue inspection is limited due to height. The inspection covers only the visible portion of the flue.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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6.4.1 - Gutters & Downspouts

Downspout Drains To Roof

Recommend extending downspout into the gutter below instead of letting the water dump off onto the roof surface. This action can cause premature wear of the roofing material and icing.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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6.8.1 - Flue/Flue Cap

Level 2 Recommendation

Recommend a Level 2 Chimney Inspection: A Level 2 is: All readily accessible areas of chimney, structure, & flue + video scan of flue. Verify clearances & suitability of flues. To be performed upon resale of property; upon addition or removal of appliances, adding or replacing with dissimilar appliance, or after operating malfunction.

Fireplace Chimney Repair Contractor

7 - Structural Components

IN NI NP O
7.1 Foundation X
7.2 Differential Movement X X
7.3 Beams X
7.4 Piers/Posts X
7.5 Joists X
7.6 Bearing Walls X
7.7 Floor X
7.8 Subfloor X
7.9 Indoor Stairs X
Structure Type
Wood Frame
Foundation: Material
Block
Differential Movement: Type
Vertical Cracks
Beams: Material(s)
Steel I Beam
Piers/Posts: Type
Steel
Joists: Size/Type
2x10
Bearing Walls: Material
Frame
Floor: Material
Slab
Subfloor: Material(s)
Plywood
Indoor Stairs: Type
Wood Stairs w/ Wood Handrails

Stairs are the most frequent location of injury accidents in the home. A consistent rise and run is important for safety. The tallest riser cannot exceed the shortest by more than 3/8", and the deepest tread cannot exceed the smallest by more than 3/8". Proper handrails and landings are important safety items.

Inaccessible Areas

The inspection does not cover any damage concealed by personal belongings, ceiling, wall, or floor coverings. Once these items are removed, further inspection is recommended.

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.


GENERAL INFORMATION: Basements are known to leak. Water intrusion can result due to: blocked or damaged gutters, downspouts, or extensions, improper drainage of gutters, downspouts, or extensions, improper grading around foundation, blocked or damaged window-well drains, foundation wall penetrations (water supply lines, gas supply lines, etc.), age of components designed to prevent water intrusion into the structure. Environmental conditions can also contribute to water intrusion such as, ground shift, snow accumulation, heavy rain, etc. Minor cracks are typical in many foundations and most do not represent a structural problem. All concrete floor slabs experience some degree of cracking due to shrinkage during the drying process. In most instances floor coverings prevent recognition of cracks or settlement in all but the most severe cases. Where carpeting and other floor coverings are installed, the materials and condition of the flooring beneath cannot be determined.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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7.2.1 - Differential Movement

Cracks - Minor

Minor cracking was observed in wall structure. This is common in homes this age. Recommend monitoring.

8 - Basement

IN NI NP O
8.1 Ceiling X
8.2 Wall X X
8.3 Floor X
8.4 Door(s) X
8.5 Window(s) X
8.6 Outlets & Lighting X X
8.7 HVAC X
8.8 Insulation X
8.9 Ventilation X
8.10 Vapor Barrier X
Finished Basement (Approximate Percent)
N/A
Ceiling: Finishes
Exposed Framing
Wall: Finishes
Concrete Block
Wall: Moisture Location
SW Wall
Floor: Material(s)
Poured Slab
Door(s): Material(s)
Hollow Core
Window(s): Type(s)
Hopper
Outlets & Lighting: Type
110 VAC, 110 VAC GFCI, Lighting
HVAC: Source
Central/Combustion Ducted
Insulation: Type
Fiberglass, Batting, Band Joist Pockets
Ventilation: Source
Windows
Vapor Barrier: Type
N/A
Unable To Inspect (Approximate)
N/A

Vapor Barrier not present.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Basements are known to leak. Water intrusion can result due to: blocked or damaged gutters, downspouts, or extensions, improper drainage of gutters, downspouts, or extensions, improper grading around foundation, blocked or damaged window-well drains, foundation wall penetrations (water supply lines, gas supply lines, etc.), age of components designed to prevent water intrusion into the structure. Environmental conditions can also contribute to water intrusion such as, ground shift, snow accumulation, heavy rain, etc.  Finished basements prevent the inspector from being able to inspect many important features of a home. These include but are not limited to; cracks in the wall, bowing of the wall, water intrusion, wood destroying insect damage (current or past) and many other features. Minor cracks are typical in many foundations and most do not represent a structural problem. All concrete floor slabs experience some degree of cracking due to shrinkage during the drying process. In most instances floor coverings prevent recognition of cracks or settlement in all but the most severe cases. Where carpeting and other floor coverings are installed, the materials and condition of the flooring beneath cannot be determined.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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8.2.1 - Wall

High Moisture Levels

Elevated moisture readings were observed. Client should understand that water intrusion and mold growth go hand in hand. I would highly recommend with the amount of information that is available on mold within buildings, that an aggressive pro active repair approach be undertaken. Start first with gutters, downspouts, and extensions. Clean debris out of window wells (if present) and re-grade to achieve 1 inch drop for every foot out away from the foundation for a minimum of 6 feet. Run de-humidifier 24/7 to help maintain drier basement. It may be necessary to have the downspout extensions inspected by a company that can run a camera all the way through them to determine if they are blocked. If these steps do not work, it may be necessary to be more aggressive and contact a basement water-proofing company. A basement that is considered "dry" will have a reading on the moisture meter of between 150 to 180 or 15% - 18% moisture content.

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8.6.1 - Outlets & Lighting

No GFCI Protection Installed

GFCI protection not present in all recommended locations. Recommend licensed electrician upgrade by installing ground fault receptacles in all locations. Recommend that GFCI's are installed anywhere near a water source to prevent the possibility of shock. GFCI's should be installed in the following locations: kitchen, bathrooms, garage, basement, laundry, and outside locations. Here is a link to read about how GFCI receptacles keep you safe. 

9 - Laundry Area

IN NI NP O
9.1 Ceiling X
9.2 Wall X
9.3 Floor X
9.4 Door X
9.5 Window X
9.6 Outlets X X
9.7 HVAC X
9.8 Laundry Tub X
9.9 Laundry Tub Drain X
9.10 Washing Machine Hose Bib X
9.11 Washing Machine Drain X
9.12 Floor Drain X
9.13 Dryer Vent X
9.14 Dryer Electric X
9.15 Gas Supply Line X
Location
Main
Ceiling: Finish
Paint
Wall: Finish
Wallpaper
Floor: Material(s)
Laminate
Door: Material(s)
Hollow Core
Window: Type(s)
Double Hung
Outlets: Type
110 VAC
HVAC: Source
Central/Combustion Ducted
Laundry Tub: Material
PVC
Laundry Tub Drain: Material
PVC
Washing Machine Hose Bib: Type
Ball Valves
Dryer Electric: Type/Connector
3 Prong, 240V
Gas Supply Line: Type
Black Pipe
Dryer Vent: Material
Metal Flex

Regular cleaning of dryer vent is recommended.

Washing Machine Drain: Type
Wall Mounted

Washer wall drains that do not have a washer present, attached, and with the water service turned on, are not inspected for function.

Appliances
Not Operated

Integrity Home Evaluation Services does not inspect or operate laundry equipment. Inspection of this equipment (washer and/or dryer) is outside the scope of a general home inspection. It is recommended that you have the equipment serviced and inspected prior to use.

Floor Drain not present.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Inspection does not cover any damage concealed by rugs, carpeting, wall paneling, furniture or fixtures. Typical wall/ceiling minor cracks/touch ups are considered normal and are not listed in report.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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9.6.1 - Outlets

No GFCI Protection Installed

GFCI protection not present in all recommended locations. Recommend licensed electrician upgrade by installing ground fault receptacles in all locations. Recommend that GFCI's are installed anywhere near a water source to prevent the possibility of shock. GFCI's should be installed in the following locations: kitchen, bathrooms, garage, basement, laundry, and outside locations. Here is a link to read about how GFCI receptacles keep you safe. 

10 - Plumbing

IN NI NP O
10.1 Main Water Supply Shut Off X
10.2 Main Water Supply Line X
10.3 Water Lines X
10.4 Water Treatment Systems X
10.5 Gas Lines X
10.6 Drain & Waste Pipes X
10.7 Vent Pipes X
10.8 Water Heater X
10.9 Vent/Flue Pipe X
10.10 Chimney for Combustion Appliance(s) X
10.11 Sump Pumps / Sewage Ejectors X
10.12 Fuel Storage Tank X
Main Water Supply Line: Material
Copper
Water Lines: Material(s)
Copper
Gas Lines: Material(s)
Black Pipe
Drain & Waste Pipes: Service Caps
Accessible
Vent Pipes: Material(s)
PVC
Water Heater: Location
Basement
Water Heater: Operation
Functional @ Time of Inspection
Water Heater: Model #
153.336566
Water Heater: Serial #
L06A083763
Water Heater: Fuel/Power Source
Gas
Water Heater: Capacity
50 Gallons
Water Heater: Area Served
Whole Building
Water Heater: TPRV
Copper
Vent/Flue Pipe: Type/Material
Single Wall To B-Vent
Main Water Supply Shut Off: Location
Basement

If you need to turn your water off, it is recommended that when you turn it back on, you do so slowly. Rapid water turn on can shock joints creating water leaks which can occur between walls.

Drain & Waste Pipes: Material(s)
PVC

It is recommended that you have the sewer and septic drain lines inspected by a company that can inspect them with a video bore scope to determine if damage, blockage, or deterioration is present. Our inspection of the Drain, Vent, and Water Supply Lines is limited to the readily visible portions only. The pipes in walls or under floors are inaccessible. A qualified plumbing contractor may use specialized tools, testing procedures, mirrors or video cameras as needed to evaluate the plumbing system. The waste flow was satisfactory during this inspection. However - be advised that it is not uncommon to have to clean cast iron waste pipes due to tree roots and dirt being able to get into them through the joints. Problems have been known to develop quickly. The only way to determine if this is happening is to have the drain video scoped. Integrity Home Evaluation Services does not provide this service. Recommend asking the current owner about any known issues or previous repairs.

Water Heater: Manufacturer
Kenmore
Water Heater: Age (Approximate Years)
12

Average life expectancy of a gas water heater is 10 years. 


Average life expectancy of an electric water heater is 14 years.

Water Treatment Systems: Water Softeners/Filtration Systems

Integrity Home Evaluation Services does not inspect water softeners, filters, water treatment systems, or any of their components. You are encouraged to contact the service provider for inspection and maintenance.

Chimney for Combustion Appliance(s) not present.

Sump Pumps / Sewage Ejectors not present.

Fuel Storage Tank not present.

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.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Shower pans are visually checked for leakage, but leaks do not always show unless the shower is in actual use. Determining whether shower pans, tub/shower surrounds are water tight is beyond the scope of this inspection. It is very important to maintain all grouting and caulking in the bath areas. Minor imperfections can allow water to get into the wall or floor area and cause damage. Proper ongoing maintenance will be required in the future. Water heater tested for functional operation at time of inspection only. No life expectancy is implied. Water quality or hazardous materials (lead) testing is available from local testing labs. This type of testing is not included in this inspection. All underground piping related to water supply, waste, or sprinkler use are excluded from this inspection. Leakage, blockage or corrosion in underground piping cannot be detected by visual inspection.  Water conditioning/filtering systems are not within the scope of this inspection. Recommended water pressure ranges 55-65 psi. Hose bibs located on the exterior of the structure should be freeze proof and have anti-siphoning bibs installed.



  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations

11 - Heating

IN NI NP O
11.1 Heating System X X
11.2 Temperature Differential X
11.3 Safety/Service Devices X
11.4 Distribution Systems X
11.5 Vent/Flue Pipe X
11.6 Chimney for Combustion Appliance(s) X
Heating System: Location
Main
Heating System: Heat Type
Gas-Fired Heat
Heating System: Area Served
Whole Building
Heating System: Model #
80MFG4/5-120A-1
Heating System: Serial #
6393L30140
Heating System: Approximate Age
25
Heating System: Capacity - BTUHR Input
120,000
Heating System: Condensate Removal
PVC
Heating System: Thermostat(s)
Digital
Temperature Differential: Differential
27 Degrees
Safety/Service Devices: Safety Controls
Service Switch
Safety/Service Devices: Devices - Boiler
N/A
Distribution Systems: Blower Fan
Direct Drive
Distribution Systems: Filter Type
Disposable
Distribution Systems: Duct Material/Type
Metal
Vent/Flue Pipe: Type/Material
Single Wall to B-Vent
Vent/Flue Pipe: Draft Control
N/A
Heating System: Brand
Lennox
Heating System: Heat Exchanger
6 Burners

The inspection company does not attempt to dismantle any portion of the system, nor does it evaluate heat-exchangers, electronic air-cleaners, and in-line duct motors or dampers. It is recommended that you have these items (if present) inspected by a qualified heating specialist that can inspect the heat exchanger for cracks using a fiber optic camera.

Heating System: Humidifiers
April Aire

Not part of Standard Inspection. Recommend evaluation by a qualified service provider. The core of the Humidifier should be replaced as needed. Usually it is required every year or two. Calcium coats the core and reduces its air flow ability. When neglected the core becomes brittle and flakes. Replace as needed.

Temperature Differential: Operation
Functional @ Time of Inspection

Average Life Expectancy of a Gas Furnace is estimated at 18 years however, it is recommended that you have the equipment serviced and inspected by a qualified licensed HVAC contractor prior to using and before each heating season. This will help maintain maximum efficiency of the furnace and will alert you to any mechanical deficiencies that may arise, which could require furnace replacement earlier than expected.

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.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: The inspector is not equipped to inspect furnace heat exchangers for cracks or holes. This is beyond the scope of inspection. Some furnaces are designed in such a way that a complete visual inspection is not possible. The inspector cannot light pilot lights. An opinion is offered on the basis of test instruments and or visual inspection of the burner assembly, which may not be conclusive. Thermostats are not checked for calibration or timed functions. Adequacy, efficiency, or balance of air distribution systems throughout the building cannot be addressed by a visual inspection. Electronic air cleaners, humidifiers, and de-humidifiers are beyond the scope of this inspection. These systems should be evaluated by qualified technician if desired. Mechanical equipment tested for functional operation at time of inspection only. No life expectancy is implied. Inspection does not determine balancing or sizing of system. The inspection covers only the visible components of the heating system. Hidden problems may exist that are not documented in this report. Annual cleaning and servicing recommended for best performance and life expectancy. Determining the condition of oil tanks, whether above ground or below, is beyond the scope of this inspection. Leaking oil tanks represent an environmental hazard which is sometimes costly to remedy. 

NOTE: Some heating systems at one time used Asbestos materials which are known to cause Mesothelioma. Determining the presence of asbestos can ONLY be performed by laboratory testing and is beyond the scope of this inspection.


  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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11.1.1 - Heating System

Age of Equipment

Due to the age of the equipment, servicing by a licensed HVAC contractor is recommended to clean, inspect, and issue a safety certification for the unit prior to closing. Average Life Expectancy of a Gas Furnace is estimated at 18 years. It is recommended that you have the equipment serviced and inspected prior to each heating season. Although the furnace appeared to function as intended, you should plan and budget for the eventual replacement of this furnace.

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11.1.2 - Heating System

Annual Maintenance

Recommend annual service/maintenance prior to the next heating season to maintain maximum efficiency and to maximize the life expectancy of the unit.

Th Heating and Cooling Contractor

12 - Electrical

IN NI NP O
12.1 Service Entrance Conductors X
12.2 Panel Manufacturer(s) X
12.3 Panel Amperage X
12.4 Grounding & Bonding X
12.5 Branch Circuits X X
12.6 Overcurrent Devices X
12.7 GFCI X X
12.8 AFCI X X
12.9 Smoke Detectors X X
12.10 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X X
Service Amps
150
Volts
120-240 VAC
Service Entrance Conductors: Service Lateral
Below Ground, Aluminum Stranded
Panel Manufacturer(s): Locations
Basement
Panel Amperage: Panel Capacity
150 AMP
Panel Amperage: Main Breaker Size
150 AMP
Grounding & Bonding: Bonding
Panel Bonded, Water Meter, Water Heater
Branch Circuits: Conductor Type
Non-Metallic Sheathed
Branch Circuits: 120 VAC Material(s)
Copper
Branch Circuits: 240 VAC Material(s)
Copper
Overcurrent Devices: Breakers
Copper, Aluminum
Overcurrent Devices: Fuses
N/A
GFCI: Locations
Exterior, Garage, Kitchen, Bathrooms
AFCI: Locations
None
Main Service Disconnect Location
Service Panel
Panel Manufacturer(s): Brand
Challenger
Grounding & Bonding: Grounding Method
Plumbing, Rod in Ground

The inspection does not identify the adequacy of the electrical grounding and bonding system(s) of the home. Any comments are based on their visual presence. There are safety and equipment risks that could be present that are not identifiable by a non-invasive, visual home inspection. It is recommended that you have a qualified licensed electrician evaluate the grounding and bonding system if you want confirmation of its/their condition.

Smoke Detectors: Locations
Basement, 1st Floor, 2nd Floor

Smoke detectors are not tested. It is recommended that all smoke alarms installed be photoelectric type smoke alarms. Recommend checking back of the smoke alarms to determine if they are photo-electric or ionization. If they are ionization, it is highly recommended that you change them to photo-electric. Smoke detectors should be replaced every 5-7 years.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Locations
Basement

Carbon Monoxide detectors are not tested. It is recommended that carbon monoxide detectors are installed on each floor.

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.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Any electrical repairs attempted by anyone other than a licensed electrician should be approached with extreme caution. The power to the entire house should be turned off prior to beginning any repair efforts, no matter how trivial the repair might seem. If this property contains aluminum wiring, it requires periodic inspection and maintenance by a licensed electrician. Operation of time clock motors is not verified. Inoperative light fixtures often lack bulbs or have dead bulbs installed. Light bulbs are not changed during the inspection for verification due to time constraints. SMOKE ALARMS SAVE LIVES and should be installed within ten (10) feet of all bedroom doors and tested regularly. Testing of smoke detectors or alarms, timers, low voltage circuits such as door bells, security, and pet containment systems are beyond the scope of this inspection. Recommend grounded and GFCI protected outlets be installed at all Exterior, Kitchen, Wet Bar, Garage and Unfinished Basement outlet locations.


  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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12.5.1 - Branch Circuits

Neutral Wires w/ Grounds

Neutral wires are double lugged with ground wires. Neutral and ground wiring should be separated and neutral wires should be single lugged at the bus bars. Recommend repairs by a licensed electrician.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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12.7.1 - GFCI

GFCI(s)

See Individual Categories

Contractor Qualified Professional
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12.8.1 - AFCI

No AFCI Protection

No Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) protection was installed to protect electrical circuits. This type of protection is designed to detect electrical arcing, which is a potential fire hazard. Many municipalities require Arc-Fault protection on branch circuits that supply 120-volt, single phase, 15 and 20 ampere outlets installed in kitchens, family rooms, dining rooms, living rooms, parlors, libraries, dens, bedrooms, sunrooms, recreation rooms, closets, hallways, laundry areas and similar rooms. Although AFCI protection was not required at the time the home was originally constructed, as general knowledge of safe building practices has improved with the passage of time, building standards have changed to reflect current understanding. Consider updating the existing electrical to provide AFCI protection.
Arc-fault protection can be provided using either of two methods:
1. Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCI's) electrical outlets which have this capability built in.
2. AFCI circuit breakers installed at the main electrical panel which provide this protection to all non-AFCI outlets on the circuit controlled by that AFCI breaker.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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12.9.1 - Smoke Detectors

Missing Smoke Detectors

Although probably not required when the home was constructed, it is recommended that you add smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to each bedroom. It is also recommended that all smoke alarms installed be photoelectric type smoke alarms.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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12.10.1 - Carbon Monoxide Detectors

MIssing

Although probably not required when the home was constructed, it is recommended that you add carbon monoxide detectors to each bedroom.  

Wrench DIY

13 - Kitchen Appliances

IN NI NP O
13.1 Range/Oven/Cooktop X X
13.2 Microwave X X
13.3 Ventilation X
13.4 Garbage Disposal X
13.5 Dishwasher X X
13.6 Refrigerator X
13.7 Trash Compactor X
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Fuel/Power Source
Gas
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Brand
Kenmore
Microwave: Brand
Whirlpool
Ventilation: Type
Re-circulate
Ventilation: Brand
Ventahood, Whirlpool
Garbage Disposal: Brand
Waste King
Dishwasher: Brand
GE
Refrigerator: Brand
Kenmore

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.

GENERAL INFORMATION: These items are checked for basic function and general condition only.  Anti-tip safety device for freestanding stoves are recommended if not present for increased child safety. Dishwasher and disposal are operated and inspected for leaks. Ventilators are operated and inspected for proper venting.  Self-cleaning and timer functions are not checked. 

Refrigerators, trash compactors and microwaves and other portable appliances are too difficult and time consuming to determine if all features are functional. Any information provided for these are brand only. These items are excluded from inspection process & report. Any concerns regarding these items should be resolved by an appliance specialist before closing.
 
Searching for recalls on appliances or other products is not part of this inspection. If you would like information about recalls, you can visit: Recalls


  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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13.1.1 - Range/Oven/Cooktop

Missing Anti-tip Bracket

Anti-tip bracket is not installed. Anti-tip brackets are metal devices designed to prevent freestanding ranges from tipping. They are normally attached to a rear leg of the range or screwed into the wall behind the range, and are included in all installation kits. A unit that is not equipped with these devices may tip over if enough weight is applied to its open door, such as that from a large Thanksgiving turkey, or even a small child. A falling range can crush, scald, or burn anyone caught beneath. Most manufacturer's will send you an anti-tip bracket free of charge if you call them and let them know that you need one. You may need to supply them with the model and serial number of the equipment.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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13.2.1 - Microwave

Microwave

Missing air deflector. Recommend repair by a qualified contractor.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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13.5.1 - Dishwasher

Missing High Loop

Dishwasher drain line should have a "high loop" to prevent contaminated water from entering it through the garbage disposer. Recommend attaching drain line to underneath side of counter top.

Contractor Qualified Professional

14 - Interiors

IN NI NP O
14.1 Ceilings X
14.2 Walls X
14.3 Floors X
14.4 Doors X
14.5 Windows X
14.6 Countertops & Cabinets X
14.7 HVAC X
Ceilings: Material Finish
Paint
Walls: Material Finish
Paint, Wallpaper
Floors: Material/Type
Carpet, Vinyl, Tile, Laminate
Doors: Material/Type
Hollow Core
Windows: Type(s)
Double Hung, Picture(s)
Countertops & Cabinets: Material - Counter Top(s)
Laminate, Solid Surface
Countertops & Cabinets: Material - Cabinet(s)
Wood, Laminate
HVAC: Source
Central/Combustion Ducted

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.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Inspection does not cover any damage concealed by rugs, carpeting, wall paneling, furniture or fixtures. Typical wall/ceiling minor cracks/touch ups are considered normal and are not listed in report.


  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations

15 - Fireplace(s)/Wood Stove(s)

IN NI NP O
15.1 Smoke Chamber X
15.2 Firebox X
15.3 Damper X X
15.4 Hearth X
15.5 Chimney Flue X
Type
Gas
Fireplace Construction
Pre-Fabricated
Smoke Chamber: Material(s)
Metal
Firebox: Material(s)
Ceramic Refractory Type
Damper: Type
Metal
Hearth: Type
Slightly Raised
Location
Great Room, Dinette
Chimney Flue: Material Type
Metal

When the flue is not a ventless or direct vented appliance, a Level 2 Chimney Inspection is recommended: A Level 2 is: All readily accessible areas of chimney, structure, & flue + video scan of flue. Verify clearances & suitability of flues. To be performed upon resale of property; upon addition or removal of appliances, adding or replacing with dissimilar appliance, or after operating malfunction.

Annual inspections by a qualified fireplace professional are recommended. A qualified fireplace professional will clean the interior if necessary, use specialized tools, testing procedures, mirrors and video cameras as needed to evaluate the fireplace system. If the fireplace has not been inspected by a qualified fireplace professional within the past year we recommend this be done prior to use.

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


GENERAL INFORMATION: All fireplaces/woodstoves should be cleaned and inspected on a regular basis to make sure that no cracks have developed. Large fires in the firebox can overheat the firebox and flue liners that sometimes result in internal damage. We strongly recommend that fireplaces, woodstoves and chimneys have seasonal maintenance performed by qualified technicians prior to usage. It is also strongly recommended that smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are located near wood burning fireplaces/woodstoves along with proper fire suppression devices such as extinguishers.

Chimney flue inspection is limited due to height. The inspection covers only the visible portion of the flue.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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15.3.1 - Damper

Damper Missing Clamp

Damper is missing the clamp (like shown in the reference photo) and can be closed completely with standing pilot light lit. Recommend installing a clamp on the damper that will prevent full closure of the damper. This is a safety concern as combusted product could enter the living space.

Fire Fireplace Contractor

16 - Bathroom(s)

IN NI NP O
16.1 Sink(s) X
16.2 Tub(s) X
16.3 Shower(s) X
16.4 Jetted/Spa Tub X
16.5 Fixtures / Faucets X
16.6 Ventilation X
16.7 HVAC X
Number of Bathrooms
2, 1/2
Sink(s): Type/Style
Single, Dual
Tub(s): Material(s)
Fiberglass Surround, Garden, Corian Type Material, Fiberglass Tub
Shower(s): Material(s)
Fiberglass Pan, Fiberglass Surround
Ventilation: Type
Fan
HVAC: Source
Central/Combustion Ducted

GENERAL INFORMATION: Inspection does not cover any damage concealed by rugs, carpeting, wall paneling, furniture or fixtures. Typical wall/ceiling minor cracks/touch ups are considered normal and are not listed in report.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations

17 - Attic

IN NI NP O
17.1 Roof Structure X X
17.2 Ventilation X
17.3 Attic Insulation X
17.4 Vapor Retarders X
17.5 Exhaust Systems - Bathrooms X X
Attic Location
Main, Garage, Above Master Bedroom
Method of Inspection
From Attic Access, In the Attic
Unable to Inspect (Approximate Percentage)
N/A
Roof Structure: Sheathing
OSB
Ventilation: Type
Ridge Vents, Soffit Vents
Attic Insulation: Type
Blown In
Attic Insulation: Depth (Approximate Inches)
10, 12
Exhaust Systems - Bathrooms: Exhaust Fans
Not Visible Due To Insulation
Roof Structure: Framing
Truss, 2x4

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.

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.

GENERAL INFORMATION: The inspector shall enter the attic only if it can be done without personal or property risk. If temperatures are determined to be too high, inspection will be performed from the attic scuttle (opening). Insulation will not be disturbed to inspect for adequacy of insulation, any electrical systems, moisture, rot, insect infestation, ceiling joists, bottom chords of truss assemblies, duct work vents or plumbing.

Increasing insulation in the attic can improve a home's energy efficiency. If insulation is added to the attic, proper care should be taken to prevent designed venting (such as soffit) from being blocked. The proper ventilation of an attic can increase the life expectancy of most roofing materials.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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17.1.1 - Roof Structure

Previous Moisture Intrusion

Previous Water Intrusion noted. Water stains present in the dinette ceiling are not active at time of the inspection. Continued monitoring is recommended.

Roof Roofing Professional
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17.5.1 - Exhaust Systems - Bathrooms

Path Not Visible

Bathrooms should vent to the outside, preferably through the roof or soffits. Path of bathroom vents could not be determined.

Contractor Qualified Professional