This is approximate and done to help the home owner read the report and determine location of rooms and reported items.
This is approximate and done to help the home owner read the report and determine location of rooms and reported items.
|2.2||Basements & Crawlspaces||X|
|2.3||Floor Structure (with crawlspace)||X|
Cracks, in the opinion of the inspector, that do not affect the existing structural integrity of the foundation, will not be noted. Foundations/slabs not visible for any reason are considered inaccessible and therefore not covered in this report. Under floor insulation limits the inspection of the sub-floor.
Credible Home Inspections recommends having your home (unless high rise condominium) to have a radon test performed. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. It is a naturally occurring, colorless, odorless, radioactive gas given off by soil and rock within the earth. Radon comes into homes through the earth into the foundation and the home. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends radon mitigation system installed in homes with test results of 4.0 pCi/l and higher.
A testing unit must stay on sight for 48 hours, and a radon report will be sent separately.
Radon mitigation systems includes a fan that creates suction in a pipe, drawing air out of the soil beneath the house and pushing it out above the house, allowing radon to disperse.
A full and complete inspection of the basement/crawl space was limited due to storage.
Unable to fully inspect due to limited access and visibility in attic space, including insulation.
Limited access to attic space at the time of inspection due to lack of catwalk or other accessibility. A detailed visual inspection of the roof materials could not be made.
The Oregon certified home inspector shall observe and describe visible structural components including: (a) Foundation; (b) Floors and floor structure; (c) Walls and wall structure; (d) Columns or piers; (e) Ceilings and ceiling structure; and (f) Roofs and roof structure. (2) The Oregon certified home inspector shall: (a) Probe or sound structural components where deterioration is suspected, except where probing would damage any finished surface; (b) Enter underfloor crawl spaces (minimum access dimension is 18 x 24), basements, and attic spaces except when access is obstructed or restricted, when entry could damage any property, or when dangerous or adverse situations are suspected; (c) Report the methods used to observed underfloor crawl spaces and attics; report inaccessible areas; and (d) Report signs of abnormal or harmful water penetration into the building or signs of abnormal or harmful condensation on building components.
Improper or sub-standard construction practices were noted at the foundation wall or slabs/piers. Recommend a foundation contractor evaluate and repair, as necessary.
|3.2||Roof Drainage Systems||X|
|3.3||Chimneys and Flues||X|
|3.5||Skylights & Other Roof Penetrations||X|
The roof evaluation is a visual inspection of the surface cover only. We offer no warranties or guarantee as to life expectancy or serviceability. The roofing materials will not be walked on if the inspector feels that harm or damage could occur to either the inspector or the roof due to: loose gravel, steep pitch, height, debris, moisture or any other unsafe condition.
Age estimate is based on observable roof condition to include granular wear, moss, delamination, expose nails, rubber boots, flashing, patches, etc.
Mostly metal drain system with downspouts consisting of areas with plastic extension.
During dry periods, leaking cannot be detected in gutter systems.
All rain gutter downspouts should be directed into underground drains, onto splash blocks that slope away from the structure or into downspouts that extend away from the structure. Effort should be made to ensure all water flows away from the foundation.
Masonry chimneys will be checked only on the exterior for grouting and masonry deterioration. We recommend spark arrestors and caps on all chimneys. Visual inspections of flues will be done at the fireplace opening and at the chimney top if within 5 feet of adjacent walk-able roof.
For safety reasons, the roof was limited to visible inspection from the ground, ladder, and camera on extension pole. Some of the roof was not clearly visible.
The Oregon certified home inspector shall observe and describe: (a) Roof coverings; (b) Roof drainage systems; (c) Flashings; (d) Skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations; and (e) Signs of leaks or abnormal condensation on building components. (2) The Oregon certified home inspector shall report the method used to observe the roofing and components. The inspector is not required to: (a) walk on any roof surface; (b) predict the service life expectancy; (c) inspect underground downspout diverter drainage pipes; (d) remove snow, ice, debris or other conditions that prohibit the observation of the roof surfaces; (e) move insulation; (f) inspect antennae, satellite dishes, lightning arresters, de-icing equipment, or similar attachments; (g) walk on any roof areas that appear, in the inspectors opinion, to be unsafe; (h) walk on any roof areas if doing so might, in the inspector's opinion, cause damage; (i) perform a water test; (j) warrant or certify the roof; or, (k) confirm proper fastening or installation of any roof-covering material.
|4.1||Public Right of Way (sidewalks, etc)||X|
|4.4||Siding, Flashing & Trim||X|
|4.5||Eaves, Soffits & Fascia||X|
|4.7||Deck, Balcony, Patio, Porch||X|
|4.8||Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls||X|
Minor concrete cracking of porches, stoops and patios, in the inspectors opinion, which do not appear to be affecting the structural integrity at the time of inspection, will not be noted.
Railings are recommended on any appurtenance 30 inches or more above grade. Railing balusters must have a 4 3/8 inch or less spacing.
Attached decks, walkways, and balconies require a minimum of 36 inches of clearance to be considered accessible.
Be advised it is the responsibility of the homeowner to maintain public right of ways such as sidewalks and utility access. Beware of trip hazard for public traffic, and keep clear of snow/ice.
Credible Home Inspections recommends the caulking around all doors, windows, unflashed siding joints and cracks be inspected and maintained yearly as part of your home maintenance to ensure the exterior is weather tight.
Credible Home Inspections does not move furniture, plants or pots, or other home owner material, but inspects visibly accessible areas at time of inspection per Oregon State standards.
Rugs and carpets over wood material can trap moisture and create accelerated degradation and wood rot. It is requested seller provide access to all areas. Any limitations of access will be documented. If inspection of these areas are needed recommendation is to coordinate with seller removal of items and reinspection to be arranged.
Foundation vents, crawl space access and/or basement windows that are at or below grade must have excess soil removed at least 2 inches below the bottom of the vent/window. Soil to be graded to provide positive drainage away from the foundation.
If soil grading cannot be done, area wells should be installed. For area wells, a minimum of four inches clearance from the top of the gravel to the base of the framing is recommended.
The Oregon certified home inspector shall observe and describe: (a) Wall cladding, flashings, and trim; (b) Entryway doors and all windows; (c) Garage door operators; (d) Attached decks, balconies, stoops, steps, areaways, porches, and applicable railings; (e) Eaves, soffits, and fascias; and (f) Vegetation, grading, drainage, driveways, patios, walkways, fencing, and retaining walls with respect to their effect on the condition of the building that adversely affect the home structure. (2) The Oregon certified home inspector shall: (a) Operate all entryway doors and a representative number of windows; (b) Operate garage doors manually or by using permanently installed controls for any garage door opener; and (c) Report whether or not any garage door opener will automatically reverse or stop when meeting reasonable resistance during closing, or reverse with appropriately installed optical sensor system. (3) The Oregon certified home inspector is not required to observe: (a) Storm windows, storm doors, screening, shutters, and awnings; (b) Garage door operator remote control transmitters; (c) Soil or geological conditions, site engineering, property boundaries, encroachments, or easements; (d) Recreational facilities (including spas, saunas, steambaths, swimming pools, decorative water features, tennis courts, playground equipment, and other exercise, entertainment, or athletic facilities); or (e) Detached buildings or structures; (f) Fences or privacy walls; (g) Ownership fencing, privacy walls, retaining walls; or (h) Condition of trees, shrubs, or vegetation.
Large cracks observed (1/4 inch +). Recommend concrete contractor evaluate and repair/patch.
Minor cracks observed, which may indicate movement in the soil. Recommend monitor and/or have concrete contractor patch/seal.
Large cracks observed. Recommend concrete contractor evaluate and correct to prevent trip hazard & preserve appearance.
Standard construction practices advise the use of lag bolts to attach deck structure to home. Recommend repair.
A potential trip hazard was observed in the walkway. Recommend evaluation and repair.
Wood to ground contact was observed at the front entryway which will result in quicker deterioration of wood. Recommend repair.
Door does not latch/close properly. Recommend qualified professional adjust strike plate and/or lock.
|5.4||Attic HVAC Ducting||X|
In order to avoid compromising the integrity of the blown in insulation, and following safety guidelines per state standards, the attic inspection was performed from a ladder at the attic access hatch.
As with all aspects of the home inspection, attic and roof inspections are limited in scope to the visible and readily accessible areas. In cases where access is not available by a walkable, safe platform such as a catwalk, or restricted, we recommend access is made available and re-inspected. Many areas of the roof are not visible from the attic especially near the base, where the largest volume of water drains. The presence of or active status of roof leaks cannot be determined unless the conditions which allow leaks to occur are present at the time of the inspection. Please be aware that rain alone is not always a condition that causes a leak to reveal itself. The conditions that cause leaks to occur can often involve wind direction, the length of time it rains, etc. The inspection does not offer or imply an opinion or warranty as to the past, present or future possibility of roof, skylight, flashing or vent leaks.
Voids totaling 7% can reduce the effective R-value by almost 50%. The effective R-value in the attic of a 1,000-square-foot single-story rambler insulated to R-38 falls to an effective R-value of 19 when just 70 square feet of insulation is pushed aside. Ensure your attic hatch is insulated.
Attic access was limited and not all areas of attic were accessible for inspection. This also means areas of insulation, roof/ceiling/structure, HVAC ducting, venting, and other peripheral home systems located within attic space were not able to be completely inspected. Credible Home Inspections attempts to access as far as safely possible without risk of damage to home systems or to inspector.
Due to the inability to safely access the attic space, inspection of the entire area was limited to view from a ladder at the access hatch.
The Oregon certified home inspector shall observe and describe: (a) Insulation and vapor retarders/barriers in unfinished spaces; (b) Ventilation of attics and foundation areas; (c) Kitchen, bathroom, and laundry venting systems; and (d) The operation of any readily accessible attic ventilation fan, and when the temperature permits, the operation of any readily accessible thermostatic control. (e) Absence of insulation in unfinished space adjacent to heated living areas. (2) The Oregon certified home inspector is not required to report on: (a) Concealed insulation and vapor retarders; (b) Venting equipment that is integral with household appliances; or (c) Thermal efficiency ratings. The inspector is not required to: (a) enter the attic or any unfinished spaces that are not readily accessible, or where entry could cause damage or, in the inspector's opinion, pose a safety hazard; (b) move, touch or disturb insulation; (c) move, touch or disturb vapor retarders; (d) break or otherwise damage the surface finish or weather seal on or around access panels or covers; (e) identify the composition or R-value of insulation material; (f) activate thermostatically operated fans; (g) determine the types of materials used in insulation or wrapping of pipes, ducts, jackets, boilers or wiring; or, (h) determine the adequacy of ventilation.
|6.5||Countertops & Cabinets||X||X|
The appliances were turned on to check operational function only. No consideration is given regarding the age or components that may be worn or otherwise affected by wear and tear or use. No warranty, express or implied, is given for the continued operational integrity of the appliances or their components.
Credible Home Inspections recommend purchasing a home warranty for all appliances.
The Oregon certified home inspector shall observe and operate the basic functions of the following kitchen appliances: (a) Installed dishwasher, through its normal cycle; (b) Range, cook top, and installed oven; (c) Trash compactor; (d) Garbage disposal; (e) Ventilation equipment or range hood; (f) Installed microwave oven; and (g) Built-in refrigerators. (2) The Oregon certified home inspector is not required to observe: (a) Clocks, timers, self-cleaning oven function, adequacy of heating elements, indicator lights, door seals, or thermostats for calibration or automatic operation or other specialized features of the appliance; (b) Non built-in appliances; (c) Refrigeration units that are not installed; or (d) Microwave leakage. (3) The Oregon certified home inspector is not required to operate: (a) Appliances in use; or (b) Any appliance that is shut down or otherwise inoperable.
Dishwasher was not attached to the counter top. Recommend securing the dishwasher to the counter top to prevent it from accidental tip over.
A kitchen cabinet door left to the sink appeared not to close completely at the time of inspection. Recommend repair.
|7.1||Ceilings & Walls||X||X|
|7.5||Steps, Stairways & Railings||X||X|
|7.6||Countertops & Cabinets||X|
|7.8||Carbon Monoxide Detectors||X||X|
Under certain climatic conditions, failed window and door vapor seals in glass may not be evident or visible at the time of the inspection. The cleanliness of the windows also makes detection of failed vapor seals unpredictable. Because of these conditions, we make no guarantee or warranty that windows with broken or failed vapor seals will be discovered.
Credible Home Inspections uses an electronic moisture detector to aid in identifying possible leaks from a poor toilet wax ring or tub/shower.
Any stairway of 4 or more risers should have a handrail on at least one side. Recommend repair.
Oregon laws require all homes being sold or rented to have working smoke alarms less than 10 years old. It is the responsibility of the seller/owner to install up to date working smoke detectors and ensure installation is adhered to state and local jurisdication codes as manufacturer recommendations.
Smoke detectors that are wired into a central alarm system will not be tested.
Properly functioning carbon monoxide alarms shall be required when:
A person transfers possession under a land sale contract of a one and two family dwelling or multifamily housing containing a carbon monoxide source on or after April 1, 2011; or
A person transfers ownership of a manufactured dwelling containing a carbon monoxide source on or after April 1, 2011.
Note: The typical lifespan of a carbon monoxide detector is 5-7 years, depending on the manufacturer.
Due to obstruction, a bathroom and master bedroom window was unable to be operated for proper function.
A door has been removed; therefore, no inspection of their functionality was made at the time of the inspection.
The Oregon certified home inspector shall observe and describe: (a) Walls, ceiling, and floors; (b) Steps, stairways, balconies, and railings; (c) Counters and cabinets; and (d) Doors and windows. (2) The Oregon certified home inspector shall: (a) Operate a representative number of windows and interior doors; (b) Report signs of abnormal or harmful water penetration or damage in the building or components or signs of abnormal or harmful condensation on building components; and (c) Smoke alarms; and (i) Carbon monoxide detectors that are not outdated and within accordance of state and local jurisdiction and are not connected to an alarm system. (3) The Oregon certified home inspector is not required to: (a) Operate a representative number of cabinets and drawers; (b) Observe paint, wallpaper, and other finish treatments on the interior walls, ceilings, and floors; (c) inspect floor coverings or carpeting; (d) inspect central vacuum systems; (e) inspect for safety glazing; (f) inspect security systems or components; (h) evaluate the fastening of islands, countertops, cabinets, sink tops or fixtures; (g) move furniture, stored items, or any coverings, such as carpets or rugs, in order to inspect the concealed floor structure; (i) move suspended-ceiling tiles; (j) inspect or move any household appliances; (k) inspect or operate equipment housed in the garage, except as otherwise noted; (l) verify or certify the proper operation of any pressure-activated auto-reverse or related safety feature of a garage door; (m) operate or evaluate any security bar release and opening mechanisms, whether interior or exterior, including their compliance with local, state or federal standards; (n) operate any system, appliance or component that requires the use of special keys, codes, combinations or devices; (o) operate or evaluate self-cleaning oven cycles, tilt guards/latches, or signal lights; (p) inspect microwave ovens or test leakage from microwave ovens; (q) operate or examine any sauna, steam generating equipment, kiln, toaster, ice maker, coffee maker, can opener, bread warmer, blender, instant hot-water dispenser, or other small, ancillary appliances or devices; (r) inspect elevators; (s) inspect remote controls; (t) inspect appliances; (u) inspect items not permanently installed; (v) discover firewall compromises; (w) inspect pools, spas or fountains; (x) determine the adequacy of whirlpool or spa jets, water force, or bubble effects; or, (y) determine the structural integrity or leakage of pools or spas.
Damage to the ceiling or wall was observed. Recommend repair.
A window channel balance appears to be damaged. Recommend repair or replacement for proper operation.
Minor damage to a window screen(s) was observed at the time of inspection. Recommend repair.
A window did not appear to be installed completely. Recommend insulating interior perimeter, installing interior casing, caulking and paint.
Windows throughout the home were missing screens. Recommend replacement.
WIndows less than 18 inches from floor are required to be installed with tempered glass. This was not indicated on window, recommend replacement as required by qualified professional.
Some windows was difficult to operate at the time of inspection. Recommend evaluation and repair, as necessary.
One or more windows were inoperable at the time of inspection. Recommend evaluate and repair by a qualified contractor.
Broken glass was observed, creating a safety hazard. Recommend immediate attention to remove and/or replace.
An inoperable door was observed at the time of inspection. Recommend repair.
Pocket doors on 2nd floor bathroom areas do not latch properly. Recommend handyman repair latch and/or strike plate.
Door missing from room; recommend replacement.
The baluster spacing does not meet current safety standards. The space between balusters should not allow passage of a 4 3/8-inch sphere. Recommend repair.
Staircase had no handrails. Any stairway of 4 or more risers should have a handrail on at least one side. This is a safety hazard. Recommend a qualified professional install a handrail.
Additional smoke alarms are recommended in each bedroom. Check with your local municipality for regulations and guidelines.
|8.1||Equipment - Primary||X|
|8.2||Normal Operating Controls||X|
|8.4||Presence of Installed Heat Source in Each Room||X|
AFUE (Annual fuel utilization efficiency) is a metric used to measure furnace efficiency in converting fuel to energy. A higher AFUE rating means greater energy efficiency. 90% or higher meets the Department of Energy's Energy Star program standard. Mid efficiency is 80 - 89%. Low efficiency is 79% or less.
System will be tested to ensure units turn on and produce heat. No guarantee or representation of condition, performance, efficiency, or useful life of equipment will be made. Furnace heat exchangers are not guaranteed due to their general inaccessibility. The average life span of a furnace is between 15 and 20 years.
Manufacture year of equipment. This does not mean date of installation.
Heat exchangers are built to last 10 to 20 years and it is typically not possible to view heat exchanger cracks without removing components from the heat system, which is outside the scope of the home inspection. For furnaces older than 10 years old, Credible Home Inspections recommend having a professional HVAC service and inspect for heat exchanger condition.
Filter should be cleaned, or if disposable replaced, approximately every 6 months.
The Oregon certified home inspector shall observe permanently installed heating systems including: (a) Heating equipment; (b) Normal operating controls; (c) Automatic safety controls; (d) Chimneys, flues, and vents, where readily visible; (e) Solid fuel heating devices; (f) Heat distribution systems including fans, pumps, ducts, and piping, with supports, insulation, air filters, registers, radiators, fan coil units, convectors; and (g) The presence of installed heat source in each room. (2) The Oregon certified home inspector shall describe: (a) Energy source; and (b) Heating equipment and distribution type. (3) The Oregon certified home inspector shall operate the systems using normal operating controls. (4) The Oregon certified home inspector shall open readily accessible panels provided by the manufacturer or installer for routine homeowner maintenance. (5) The Oregon certified home inspector is not required to: (a) Operate automatic safety controls; (b) Ignite or extinguish solid fuel fires; (c) Observe: (A) The interior of flues; (B) Fireplace insert flue connections; (C) Humidifiers; (D) The uniformity or adequacy of heat supply to the various rooms; (E) inspect fuel tanks or underground or concealed fuel supply systems; (F) Light or ignite pilot flames; (G) Activate heating, heat pump systems, or other heating systems when ambient temperatures or other circumstances are not conducive to safe operation or may damage the equipment. (H). Override electronic thermostats. (I) Evaluate fuel quality. (J) Verify thermostat calibration, heat anticipation, or automatic setbacks, timers, programs or clocks; (K) Fire chambers, heat exchangers, combustion air systems, fresh-air intakes, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, electronic air filters, geothermal systems, or solar heating systems.
|9.1||Service Entrance Conductors||X|
|9.2||Main Panel, Service & Grounding||X|
|9.3||Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses||X|
|9.4||Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles||X||X|
|9.5||GFCI & AFCI||X||X|
Resets all bathroom GFCI receptacles in the home.
Recommend 3 feet clearance in front and 30 inches to each adjacent side of access to main electric panel.
The main disconnect in panels may be considered 6 movements or less. When configured like this, ALL of the breakers considered the main must be shut off to isolate power from home.
Panel capacity is rated by lowest common denominator of components to include panel manufacturer rating, main breaker rating, supply wiring.
For future expansion recommend qualified electrician evaluate and install necessary changes.
There was limited access to all switches and/or electric receptacles at the time of inspection. A complete evaluation of the lighting fixtures, switches, and receptacles could not be made.
Unable to determine use of wall switch at the time inspection. Recommend consulting with the homeowner for more information.
The Oregon certified home inspector shall observe: (a) Service entrance conductors; (b) Service equipment, grounding equipment, main overcurrent device, and distribution panels; (c) Amperage and voltage ratings of the service; (d) Branch circuit conductors, their overcurrent devices, and the compatibility of their amperages and voltages; (e) The operation of a representative number of installed ceiling fans, lighting fixtures, switches, and receptacles located inside the house, garage, and on the dwellings exterior walls; (f) The polarity and grounding of all receptacles within six feet of interior plumbing fixtures, and all receptacles in the garage or carport, and on the exterior of inspected structures; (g) The operation of ground fault or arc fault circuit interrupters; (h) Smoke alarms; and (i) Carbon monoxide detectors that are not outdated and within accordance of state and local jurisdiction and are not connected to an alarm system. (2) The Oregon certified home inspector shall describe: (a) Service amperage and voltage; (b) Service entry conductor materials; and (c) Service type as being overhead or underground; (3) The Oregon certified home inspector shall report: (a) Any observed 110 volt aluminum branch circuit wiring. (4) The Oregon certified home inspector is not required to: (a) Insert any tool, probe, or testing device inside the panels; (b) Test or operate any overcurrent device or safety device in the electrical service panel or elsewhere that may adversely affect the personal property of the resident; (c) Dismantle any electrical device or control other than to remove the covers of the main or auxiliary distribution panels; (d) Observe: (A) Low-voltage systems except to report the presence of solenoid-type lighting systems; (B) Security system devices or heat detectors; (C) Telephone, security, TV, intercoms, lightening arresters or other ancillary wiring that is not a part of the primary electrical distribution system; or (D) Built-in vacuum equipment.
One or more receptacles or junction boxes are missing a cover plate. This could cause a short and is a shock risk. Recommend installation of plates.
Testing device showed no power to outlet. Recommend qualified electrician evaluate and repair.
Living room outlet tested as open ground. Grounding of electrical receptacles is an important safety feature that has been required in new construction since 1962, as it minimizes the risk of electric shock and protects electrical equipment from damage. Recommend repair.
Note: The installation of GFCI receptacles in place of regular outlets when a ground wire is not available is an inexpensive option.
GFCI protection missing. Required locations include bathroom, kitchen, exterior, and garage outlets. Recommend licensed electrician evaluate and upgrade by installing ground fault receptacles in all required locations, as necessary.
|10.1||Main Water Shut-off Device||X|
|10.2||Water Supply, Distribution Systems||X||X|
|10.3||Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems||X|
|10.5||Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems||X|
|10.7||Fixtures / Faucets||X|
Satisfactory home water service should be between 40 - 80 psi.
Credible Home Inspections recommends having a professional sewer scope to inspect and accurately report material of the home drain/waste system. If you have elected for a sewer scope, you will be able to find further detailed information of your drain/waste system with that separate report.
Water shutoff valves are visually inspected only. No attempt is made to operate the main or any other water supply shutoff valves during the inspection. These valves are infrequently used and could leak after being operated. It is important to ensure all utilities are on prior to inspection or a reinspection may be required.
This is of observable drain/waste piping at time of inspection.
A sewer scope (which is recommended) will provide additional and more thorough information about the material and condition of the home drain line.
Recommend flushing & servicing your water heater tank annually for optimal performance.
Water temperature should be set to at least 120 degrees F to kill microbes and no higher than 130 degrees F to prevent scalding.
Gas meter connnections tested with electronic device during inspection to check for leaks.
The general home inspection is limited in scope to visible and accessible systems and components. As such, the existence of an underground fuel tank may go undetected if there is an absence of visible clues. It is recommended to check with the current owner for additional information should the presence of an underground fuel storage tank be in question or have the property be inspected for underground tank by a qualified professional.
All permanent plumbing fixtures were operated and inspected for visible leaks.
Credible Home Inspections LLC recommends stainless steel braided washing machine hose as it provides a burst-resistant measure to help prevent water damage incidents.
(1) The Oregon certified home inspector shall observe: (a) Interior water supply and distribution system, including piping materials, supports, and insulation, fixtures and faucets, functional flow, leaks, and cross connections; (b) Interior drain, waste, and vent system, including traps, drain, waste, and vent piping, piping supports and pipe insulation, leaks, and functional drainage; (c) Hot water systems including water heating equipment, normal operating controls, automatic safety controls, and chimneys, flues, and vents; (d) Above ground oil storage and distribution systems including interior oil storage equipment, supply piping, venting, and supports; leaks; and (e) Sump pumps and sewage ejection pumps. (2) The Oregon certified home inspector shall describe: (a) Water supply and distribution piping materials; (b) Drain, waste, and vent piping materials; and (c) Water heating equipment. (3) The Oregon certified home inspector shall operate all plumbing fixtures, including their faucets and all exterior faucets attached to the house except where the flow end of the faucet is connected to an appliance or interior faucets not serviced by a drain. (4) The Oregon certified home inspector is not required to: (a) State the effectiveness of anti-siphon devices and anti-backflow valves; (b) Determine whether water supply and waste disposal systems are public or private; (c) Operate automatic safety controls; (d) Operate any valve except toilet flush valves, fixture faucets, and hose faucets; (e) Observe: (A) Water conditioning systems; (B) Fire and lawn sprinkler systems; (C) On-site water supply quantity and quality; (D) On-site waste disposal systems; (E) Foundation irrigation systems; (F) Whirlpool tubs, except as to functional flow and functional drainage; (G) Swimming pools and spas; or (H) Solar water heating equipment. The inspector is not required to: (a) light or ignite pilot flames; (b) measure the capacity, temperature, age, life expectancy or adequacy of the water heater; (c) inspect the interior of flues or chimneys, combustion air systems, water softener or filtering systems, well pumps or tanks, safety or shut-off valves, floor drains, lawn sprinkler systems, or fire sprinkler systems; (d) determine the exact flow rate, volume, pressure, temperature or adequacy of the water supply; (e) determine the water quality, potability or reliability of the water supply or source; (f) open sealed plumbing access panels; (g) inspect clothes washing machines or their connections; (h) operate any valve; (i) test shower pans, tub and shower surrounds or enclosures for leakage or functional overflow protection; (j) evaluate the compliance with conservation, energy or building standards, or the proper design or sizing of any water, waste or venting components, fixtures or piping; (k) determine the effectiveness of anti-siphon, backflow prevention or drain-stop devices; (l) determine whether there are sufficient cleanouts for effective cleaning of drains; (m) evaluate fuel storage tanks or supply systems; (n) inspect wastewater treatment systems; (o) inspect water treatment systems or water filters' (p) inspect water storage tanks, pressure pumps, or bladder tanks; (q) evaluate wait time to obtain hot water at fixtures, or perform testing of any kind to water heater elements; (r) evaluate or determine the adequacy of combustion air; (s) test, operate, open or close: safety controls, manual stop valves, temperature/pressure-relief valves, control valves, or check valves; (t) examine ancillary or auxiliary systems or components, such as, but not limited to, those related to solar water heating and hot water circulation; (u) determine the existence or condition of polybutylene plumbing; or, (v) inspect or test for gas or fuel leaks, or indications thereof.
Corrosion on copper piping found during inspection. This is considered a weak area in the piping and could be prone to future leaking. Recommend repair.
The drip leg termination appears unsatisfactory. The pipe should terminate approximately 4 - 6 inches above the floor for safety reasons, with no threaded end. Recommend repair.
Temperatures above 120 are considered a scald hazard and consideration should be given to lowering the water heater thermostat in order to avoid scalding, especially with children and the elderly.
A vacuum breaker or anti-siphon valve allow water to only flow in one direction. For irrigation purposes, it prevents water from the system from being siphoned back into the water supply line. Essentially, it stops unsafe water from entering a clean water supply such as the water that comes from your faucets or shower heads.
These are available at your local hardware store or online.
|11.2||Garage Door Opener||X|
Firewall protection between the home and attached garage is damaged/not complete. This is a safety requirement and we recommend repair by qualified contractor.
Garage floor has settling cracks. Recommend filling/patching by a qualified contractor.