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1234 Main St.
Raeford NC 28376
03/23/2019 9:00AM

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Agency Name
129
Items Inspected
16
Maintenance item
19
Prioritized observation
5
Immediate concern

The inspection was essentially visual, not technically exhaustive, and did not imply that every defect would be discovered. The project was based upon conditions that existed at the time of the inspection. This inspection excluded and did not intend to cover any and all components, items, and conditions by nature of their location were concealed or otherwise difficult to inspect. There was no dismantling, destructive analysis, or technical testing of any component. Excluded were all cosmetic conditions, such as carpeting, vinyl floors, wallpapering, and painting. The inspection covered only the listed items and was evaluated for function and safety, not code compliance. This was not intended to reflect the value of the premises and did not make any representation as to the advisability or inadvisability of purchase. Hypothetical repair costs may have been discussed but must be confirmed by qualified contractor estimates.

THE INSPECTION DID NOT INCLUDE ANALYSIS OR TESTING OF ANY ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH HAZARDS. No tests were conducted to determine the presence of airborne particles such as asbestos, noxious gases such as radon, formaldehyde, toxic, carcinogenic or malodorous substances or other conditions of air quality that may have been present; nor conditions which may cause the above. No representations were made as to the existence or possible condition of the lead paint, abandoned wells, private sewage systems, or underground fuel storage tanks. There were no representations as to any above or below ground pollutants, contaminants, or hazardous wastes. The quality of drinking water was excluded from this inspection.

THE INSPECTION DID NOT INCLUDE ANALYSIS OR TESTING FOR CONCEALED WOOD DECAY, MOLD, MILDEW OR FUNGI GROWTH (UNLESS OTHERWISE PURCHASED SEPARATE FROM HOME INSPECTION).

THE INSPECTION DID NOT INCLUDE ANALYSIS OR TESTING FOR INSECTS AND VERMIN.

THE INSPECTION AND REPORT ARE NOT A GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, OF THIS BUILDING OR ANY OF ITS COMPONENTS. The inspection and report are furnished on ‘opinion only’ basis. This company assumes no liability and shall not be liable for any mistakes, omissions, or errors in judgment beyond the cost of this report. We assume no responsibility for the cost of repairing or replacing any unreported defects or conditions. This report is for the sole use of our client and no third party liability is assumed.

1 - Inspection Details

General Site Information: Inspection Start Time
7:00
General Site Information: Inspection Completion Time
12:00
General Site Information: In Attendance
Inspector


General Site Information: Other Persons Present
None
General Site Information: Building Type
Crawlspace, Multi-Level, Single Family
General Site Information: Utilities
All basic utilities were on.
General Site Information: Occupancy
Vacant/Staged
General Site Information: Weather Conditions
Clear, Dry Ground
General Site Information: Outside Temperature at Start
21-30
General Site Information: Home Set-Up and Repair Cost Info

Click Here for Your Home Set-Up, Maintenance and Repair Cost Guide

Orientation of Entrance: South
Inspection Categories: Inspection Categories

Explanation of Ratings (How to Read Report)

I= Inspected. This means the system or component was inspected and found to be functioning properly, or in acceptable condition at the time of the inspection. No further comment is necessary but whenever possible additional information about materials used in the construction and how to care for or maintain the home.

L = Limitations. This indicates that at least part of a system or component could not be inspected or inspected thoroughly.

NP = Not Present. This indicates that a system or component was not present at the time of inspection. If the system or component should have been present, a comment will follow.

O = Observation. This indicates that an action is recommended. Observations are color-coded to indicate the importance of the observation.

MAINTENANCE ITEMS

  • Maintenance items, DIY items, or recommended upgrades will fall into this category. These concerns will ultimately lead to Prioritized Observations or Immediate Concerns if left neglected for extended periods of time. These items are generally more straightforward to remedy.

PRIORITIZED OBSERVATIONS

  • A functional component that is not operating as intended or defective. Items that inevitably lead to, or directly cause (if not addressed in a timely manner) adverse impact on the value of the home, or unreasonable risk (unsafe) to people or property. These concerns typically require further evaluation or may be more complicated to remedy.

IMMEDIATE CONCERN

  • A specific issue with a system or component that may have a significant, adverse impact on the condition of the property, or that poses an immediate risk to people or property. These immediate items are often imminent or may be very difficult or expensive to remedy.
General Limitations: Overview, Items Not Inspected

ITEMS NOT INSPECTED - There are items that are not inspected in a home inspection such as, but not limited to; fences and gates, pools and spas, outbuildings or any other detached structure, refrigerators, washers / dryers, storm doors and storm windows, screens, window AC units, central vacuum systems, water softeners, alarm and intercom systems, and any item that is not a permanent attached component of the home. Ceiling tiles are not removed, as they are easily damaged, and this is a non-invasive inspection. Subterranean systems are also excluded, such as but not limited to: sewer lines, septic tanks, water delivery systems, and underground fuel storage tanks. 

Water and gas shut off valves are not operated, any component or appliance that is unplugged or "shut off" is not turned on or connected during the inspection. We will usually try to get permission from the Listing Agent/Seller to turn the main water, gas or electric on, but it they don't respond, the inspection will proceed as is.  We don't know why a component may be shut down, and can't be liable for damages that may result from activating said components / appliances.

A home inspection also does not address environmental concerns such as, but not limited to: Asbestos, lead, lead based paint, radon, mold, wood destroying organisms (termites, etc), cockroaches, rodents, pesticides, fungus, treated lumber, Chinese drywall, mercury, or carbon monoxide.

CAUSES of DAMAGE / METHODS OF REPAIR: Any suggested causes of damage or defects, and methods of repair mentioned in this report are considered a professional courtesy to assist you in better understanding the condition of the home, and in my opinion only from the standpoint of a visual inspection. The causes of damage/defects and repair methods should not be wholly relied upon. Contractors or other licensed professionals will have the final determination on causes of damage/deficiencies. Their evaluation will supersede the information found in this report.

General Limitations: "Flipped" Home

When a home is "flipped" or a significant amount of work is done to a property that was obtained cheaply (typically abandoned or bank-owned) our inspection can be limited by virtue of the new paint, insulation and other substantial and cosmetic improvements. It is not uncommon for significant issues to have been hidden or covered up. This can be intentional or unintentional and is simply the result of a large amount of construction work done quickly and inexpensively, which is the nature of flipping homes. Evidence such as wall cracks, stains, damage, etc that could be used to ascertain larger problems may have been covered up or hidden during this process. It is reasonable that in the days, weeks and months after moving in, the buyer may or will discover issues that were not evident during the inspection.

2 - Heating & Cooling

IN L NP O
2.1 General X
2.2 HVAC Heat Pump Equipment X X
2.3 HVAC Heat Pump Equipment 2 X X
2.4 Normal Operating Controls X
2.5 Distribution System X X
2.6 Heating & Cooling Source X
HVAC Heat Pump Equipment: Air Handler / Evaporator Brand
Bryant
HVAC Heat Pump Equipment: Condenser Unit Brand
Bryant, BDP/Carrier
HVAC Heat Pump Equipment: Energy Source/Type
Electric
HVAC Heat Pump Equipment 2: Condenser Unit Brand
BDP/Carrier
HVAC Heat Pump Equipment 2: Energy Source/Type
Electric, Heat Pump
Distribution System: Configuration
Insulated
Heating & Cooling Source: Heating/Cooling Source
Floor Register
Normal Operating Controls: Thermostat Brand
1st Floor 2nd Floor
Honeywell
General: HVAC Split System - Heat Pump
West side of home, Attic, Crawlspace

This home employs a HVAC Heat Pump to both cool and heat the home. It's a split system that utilizes an outdoor condenser (or heat pump) unit and inside air handler/evaporator unit. 

A heat pump is a heat transporter constantly moving warm air from one place to another, to where it's needed or not needed, depending on the season. Even in air that seems too cold, heat energy is present. When it's cold outside a heat pump extracts this outside heat and transfers it inside. When it's warm outside, it reverses directions and acts like an air conditioner, removing heat from your home.

HVAC Heat Pump Equipment: Estimated Air Handler / Evaporator Age
30

Air Handler/ Evaporator built in 1988. Unit is passed service life of a standard industry recognized 12-15 years lifespan.

HVAC Heat Pump Equipment: Estimated Condenser Age
30

Condensor unit was built in 1988. Unit is passed service life of a standard industry recognized 12-15 years lifespan.

HVAC Heat Pump Equipment 2: Estimated Air Handler / Evaporator Age
30

Air Handler/ Evaporator built in 1988. Unit is passed service life of a standard industry recognized 12-15 years lifespan.

HVAC Heat Pump Equipment 2: Air Handler / Evaporator Brand
Unknown
HVAC Heat Pump Equipment 2: Estimated Condenser Age
30

Condensor unit was built in 1988. Unit is passed service life of a standard industry recognized 12-15 years lifespan.

Normal Operating Controls: Heating Temperature (Heat Pump) - Satisfactory

Temperature was taken from noted source using an IR thermometer; both register and ambient temps are measured. Temps are within norms. Temps from register should be within at least 15 degrees or higher from ambient room temps.

Normal Operating Controls: Filter Replacement

Recommend filter replaced at least every three months or depending on manufacture requirements.

Distribution System: Flex Duct
Crawlspace

Flex ducting was installed which degrade at a faster rate than rigid ducting. Additionally, strapping used to support flex duct can restrict air flow producing uneven heating and cooling results. Recommend monitoring for proper operation.

Distribution System: Return Air Filter

Return air filters trap larger particle, dust and debris from moving within your air system. Recommend changing air filters monthly during heavy use months and every three months during lower usage periods. 

HVAC Heat Pump Equipment 2: Condensation Line - Not Active
Crawlspace

Condensation line was inspected and found to be properly attached with sagging and in need of support for proper fall. However, A/C was not active and proper drainage could not be ascertained. Recommend before A/C is used clean condensation line and clean line at least once a year to minimize chances of buildup or blockage.

Here is a link with guidance on how to clean line.

Normal Operating Controls: Cooling Function Not Tested - Low Temp (Older)

The cooling function was not tested due to low outdoor temperature, less than 65 degree. Testing could have caused damage to the unit. Due to the age it's recommend the unit is further evaluated by a qualified technician and serviced as needed.

What's inspected? Open readily openable access panels for both heating and cooling systems; installed heating equipment, vent systems, flues, and chimneys; central and through-wall cooling equipment; distribution systems.

The heating & cooling system, using normal operating controls; depending on outside temperature. Under 65 degrees, cooling function is not tested; over 65 degrees, heat pump heating function is not tested. Furnace heating will be tested as long as outside temp is not higher than 80 degrees.

What's described? energy source(s); heating and cooling systems.

What's not required? Inspecting interiors of flues or chimneys that are not readily accessible; heat exchangers; humidfiers or dehumidifier; electronic air filters; solar space heating systems; window air conditioning units. Determine the uniformity, temperature, flow, balance, distribution, size, capacity, BTU, or supply adequacy of the system; examine electrical current, coolant fluids or gases, or coolant leakage.

  • IN = Inspected
  • L = Limitations
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observation
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Comment
2.2.1 - HVAC Heat Pump Equipment

Beyond Service Life

Both condenser and air handler/evaporator units are beyond their typical service life though functional at time of inspection. Recommend a qualified HVAC tech for further evaluation and service. monitor and expect to replace in the near future.

Fire HVAC Professional
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Comment
2.3.1 - HVAC Heat Pump Equipment 2

Beyond Service Life
Crawlspace

Both condenser and air handler/evaporator units are beyond their typical service life though functional at time of inspection. Recommend a qualified HVAC tech for further evaluation and service. monitor and expect to replace in the near future.

Fire HVAC Professional
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Comment
2.3.2 - HVAC Heat Pump Equipment 2

Condensate Line Improper Fall

Condensate tube was noted as having an improper fall which will not allow the unit to properly drain water condensation. Recommend correction by re-adjusting line to have a complete downward fall to discharge point.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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Comment
2.5.1 - Distribution System

Duct Joint Disconnected
Crawlspace

There are disconnected joints in the ductwork, resulting in significant energy loss and loss of airflow to respective vents. Recommend further evaluation and repair.

Th Heating and Cooling Contractor
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Comment
2.5.2 - Distribution System

Improper duct suppot strapping
Crawlspace

Metal straps used to support ducting is not preferable due to potential for tearing material. If this is left in the current state it could not only restrict flow but also tear the insulated duct material. Reccomend a qualified HVAC tech for further evaluation and repair as required. 

Fire HVAC Professional

3 - Roofing

IN L NP O
3.1 Roof and Gutter General Information X
3.2 Roof and Gutter Limitations X X X
Roof and Gutter General Information: Inspection Method
Ground
Roof and Gutter General Information: Approximate Age
These are approximate dates based on a visual inspection of the covering., 1 Year
Roof and Gutter General Information: Gutter Material
No gutter installed
Roof and Gutter General Information: Gutter Type
None
Roof and Gutter General Information: Pipe Stack Flashing Material
Rubber, Not Inspected
Roof and Gutter General Information: Chimney Chase
Framed with Siding.
Roof and Gutter General Information: Roof Type/Style
Gable

There are several key contributors to shingle damage: Poor attic ventilation, abrasion damage from trees, organic growth (especially on north and east facing slopes), wind and hail damage.  Its is good practice to have your roof inspected annually or immediately after a severe weather event. This gives you a good record of the roof's history should you need to make an insurance claim and helps ensure the roof doesn't leak and cause moisture damage to the interior. 

Roof and Gutter General Information: Roof Covering Material
Asphalt

Although roof covering materials are designed to protect the underlying home structure from moisture, most are not considered waterproof, but water resistant. They are designed to work together with an underlying membrane and the effectiveness of both the membrane and the roof covering material are dependent upon the material quality and the use of proper installation methods.


Composition Shingles: Asphalt shingles must be installed according to the manufacturers recommendations, which often vary from one manufacturer to another, and also between different shingle models produced by the same manufacturer. Because of the many different installation requirements for the different types of shingles, confirmation of proper installation requires inspection by a qualified specialist and exceeds the scope of the General Home Inspection.

Roof and Gutter Limitations: Roof Too Steep or High

The roof was too high (more than 16 feet)  or too steep (more than 6/12 slope) to inspect. We did our best to inspect from the roof edge in the lower areas, or with binoculars from the ground, but we didn't walk the roof as we always try to. Some areas could not been seen. 

I. The inspector shall inspect from ground level or the eaves: A. the roof-covering materials; B. the gutters; C. the downspouts; D. the vents, flashing, skylights, chimney, and other roof penetrations; and E. the general structure of the roof from the readily accessible panels, doors or stairs. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the type of roof-covering materials. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. observed indications of active roof leaks. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. walk on any roof surface. B. predict the service life expectancy. C. inspect underground downspout diverter drainage pipes. D. remove snow, ice, debris or other conditions that prohibit the observation of the roof surfaces. E. move insulation. F. inspect antennae, satellite dishes, lightning arresters, de-icing equipment, or similar attachments. G. walk on any roof areas that appear, in the inspectors opinion, to be unsafe. H. walk on any roof areas if doing so might, in the inspector's opinion, cause damage. I. perform a water test. J. warrant or certify the roof. K. confirm proper fastening or installation of any roof-covering material.

  • IN = Inspected
  • L = Limitations
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observation
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Comment
3.2.1 - Roof and Gutter Limitations

No gutters

There are no gutters installed on the home. Gutters are designed to move water off and away from the home/foundation. Not having gutters allows water to remain close to the foundation and causing issues in the long term. If left in the current condition it could pose unnecessary risk the exterior and foundation of the home. Recommend a qualified professional install gutters and divert water away from the home.

Contractor Qualified Professional

4 - Exterior

IN L NP O
4.1 Siding, Flashing & Trim X X
4.2 Exterior Doors X X
4.3 Eaves, Soffits & Fascia X
4.4 Walkways, Patios & Driveways X X
4.5 Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps X X
4.6 Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls (With respect to their effect on the condition of the building) X
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Composite, Wood
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Appurtenance
Patio
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Composite Siding

Composite and/or lap siding was installed on portions or all exterior surfaces which is prone to water damage. Recommend siding is consistently protected with a quality paint/stain and checked every year for integrity. 

Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Cracks in Concrete/Asphalt

Cracks in concrete and/or asphalt are a very common occurrence and are seen in just about all installed concrete and/or asphalt surfaces. Inspector will only make elaborating comments about cracks if more nefarious items are noted like heaving, trip hazards, heavy settling, poor drainage and so on.

What's inspected? Exterior wall-covering materials, flashing and trim; all exterior doors; adjacent walkways and driveways; stairs, steps, stoops, stairways and ramps; porches, patios, decks, balconies and carports; railings, guards and handrails; the eaves, soffits and fascia; vegetation, surface drainage, retaining walls and grading of the property, where they may adversely affect the structure due to moisture intrusion.

 

What's not inspected? Operate screens, storm windows, shutters, awnings, fences, outbuildings, or exterior accent lighting; items that are not visible or readily accessible from the ground, including window and door flashing; geological, geotechnical, hydrological or soil conditions; recreational facilities or playground equipment; seawalls, breakwalls or docks; erosion-control or earth-stabilization measures; safety-type glass; underground utilities; underground items; wells or springs; solar, wind or geothermal systems; swimming pools or spas; wastewater treatment systems, septic systems or cesspools; irrigation or sprinkler systems; drainfields or dry wells; determine the integrity of multiple-pane window glazing or thermal window seals.

  • IN = Inspected
  • L = Limitations
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observation
Credit
Comment
4.1.1 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Flashing/Trim Improperly Installed
Multiple windows around the home

Flashing pieces were appear to be improperly installed or not installed at all over windows and shingle material, which could result in moisture intrusion and damaging leaks. Recommend a qualified siding contractor evaluate and repair.

Siding Siding Contractor
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Comment
4.1.2 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Trim Damaged
Multiple areas

Some areas of wood trim shows signs of damage which will continue to degrade leading to significant moisture/water intrusion. Recommend correction by replacing fouled wood and applying a protectant stain/paint.

Hardhat General Contractor
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Comment
4.2.1 - Exterior Doors

Weatherstripping Not Present
Laundry room

Door is missing standard weatherstripping. This can result in significant energy loss and moisture intrusion. Recommend installation of standard weatherstripping (if possible) or installation of a new door.

Here is a DIY guide on weatherstripping.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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Comment
4.4.1 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Concrete/Asphalt Crack

Concrete and/or asphalt areas had visible cracks in noted locations likely due to long term settlement and is commensurate with age of surface. Recommend fill and/or seal and monitors as needed.  

Mag glass Monitor
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Comment
4.4.2 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Driveway Draining Towards Home

The driveway has a negative slope and drains towards the structure. Recommend a driveway contractor evaluate and repair as required or install a diversion device.

House front Driveway Contractor
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Comment
4.5.1 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Handrails Not Installed - Steps
Entry to laundry room

*Safety* Steps of three and over are required to have handrails installed. Only one railing section was installed at the time of inspection. Small children or if occupants were to lose footing could fall off unprotected side of stairs. Recommend correction by installing additional handrail.

Hammer Carpentry Contractor
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Comment
4.5.2 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Paint/Stain/Sealant Recommended

Paint/stain has not been applied to areas and/or older stain has worn to the point where raw wood is exposed which will degrade much faster; not all areas may be shown. Recommend refinishing (old areas) and applying a protective coating (entire deck) to add longevity to deck.

Tools Handyman/DIY

5 - Foundation & Structure

IN L NP O
5.1 Foundation X
5.2 Floor Structure X X
5.3 Wall Structure X
5.4 Ceiling Structure X
5.5 Crawlspaces X X
5.6 Attic Structure & Sheathing X X
Inspection Method
Attic Access, Crawlspace Access, Visual
Foundation: Material
Brick, Masonry Block
Floor Structure: Material
Wood Beams
Floor Structure: Sub-floor
OSB
Floor Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Dirt
Crawlspaces: Crawlspace Access
Hatch Foundation
Crawlspaces: Vapor Barrier - Plastic
Crawlspace
A plastic vapor barrier was installed in crawlspace.
Attic Structure & Sheathing: Attic Inspection
Inspection by direct entry
Attic Structure & Sheathing: Sheathing Material
OSB
Attic Structure & Sheathing: Structure Type
Trusses
Attic Structure & Sheathing: Access Type
Ceiling hatch
Crawlspaces: Crawlspace Inspection
Inspection by direct entry

Inspection typically includes evaluation of crawlspace floor; framed floor structure; foundation walls; plumbing (water, sewer, gas and any sump pumps); electrical; and HVAC (ducts and any equipment); insulation, vapor barrier.

Floor Structure: Visual Limitations - Flooring
Crawlspace

Due to joist installed batt insulation, the inspector had limited visibility of subflooring which limits the ability to detect moisture damage on subflooring.

Floor Structure: Joist Bracing
Crawlspace

Joist bracing was noted installed; reasons could include floor leveling and/or extra support. Inspector is not a structural engineer. Recommend monitoring to ensure integrity.

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the foundation; B. the basement; C. the crawlspace; and D. structural components. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the type of foundation; and B. the location of the access to the under-floor space. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. observed indications of wood in contact with or near soil; B. observed indications of active water penetration; C. observed indications of possible foundation movement, such as sheetrock cracks, brick cracks, out-of-square door frames, and unlevel floors; and D. any observed cutting, notching and boring of framing members that may, in the inspector's opinion, present a structural or safety concern. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. enter any crawlspace that is not readily accessible, or where entry could cause damage or pose a hazard to him/herself. B. move stored items or debris. C. operate sump pumps with inaccessible floats. D. identify the size, spacing, span or location or determine the adequacy of foundation bolting, bracing, joists, joist spans or support systems. E. provide any engineering or architectural service. F. report on the adequacy of any structural system or component.

  • IN = Inspected
  • L = Limitations
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observation
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Comment
5.2.1 - Floor Structure

Moisture Damage - Likely Not Active
In crawlspace under kitchen and underside of dining room window

Moisture damage was noted on sheathing and floor joists in areas in the crawlspace. It is likely older water damage and does not appear to be currently active. Some plumbing appears to be newer at the floor level. There has been several repairs to rotted or completely deteriorated floor joist. There is also deteriorated OSB sheathing still in place that will provide less support for main flooring installed in the home. Recommend getting a certificate of inspection by qualified professional on structural components and continue to monitor to ensure no future leaks. Also recommend contacting qualified contractor to evaluate sub-floor and repair as required. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
5.5.1 - Crawlspaces

Efflorescence
North

Efflorescence noted on the crawlspace surface. This a white, powdery deposit that is consistent with moisture intrusion. This can compromise the soil's ability to support the home structure and/or lead to mold growth. Recommend a qualified contractor identify source or moisture and correct. 

Triangle Grading Contractor
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Comment
5.5.2 - Crawlspaces

Insulation Falling
Crawlspace

Insulation was noted falling from joists in various locations in crawlspace. If this is left as is it will reduce the the homes efficiency and expose wood components to moisture. Recommend qualified handyman reattach insulation.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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Comment
5.5.3 - Crawlspaces

Microbial Growth

Beginning stages of microbial growth was noted on floor sheathing and/or wood joists at time of inspection. Recommend further evaluation and remediation as required.

Hardhat Mold Inspector
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Comment
5.6.1 - Attic Structure & Sheathing

Dry Stains and/or Rot - Around Chimney
Attic

Dry stains and/or rot damage was observed in the roof sheathing around the fireplace. These areas did not test as being actively moist at time of inspection. This may be an old leak area, or in the absence of moisture/rainfall may not be testing as an ongoing leak. Client should monitor moving forward and checking during periods of active heavy rain, or consult with a licensed roofing contractor for evaluation during these weather periods. In the absence of pouring rain, the inspector cannot guarantee the water tightness of the roof.

Mag glass Monitor
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Comment
5.6.2 - Attic Structure & Sheathing

Dry Stains
Attic

One or more dry stains were observed in the attic. These areas did not test as being actively moist at time of inspection. This may be an old leak area, or in the absence of moisture/rainfall may not be testing as an ongoing leak. Client should monitor moving forward and checking during periods of active heavy rain, or consult with a licensed roofing contractor for evaluation during these weather periods. In the absence of pouring rain, the inspector cannot guarantee the water tightness of the roof.

Mag glass Monitor

6 - Kitchen

IN L NP O
6.1 General X
6.2 Ceilings X
6.3 Walls X
6.4 Floors X
6.5 Countertops & Cabinets X
6.6 Dishwasher X
6.7 Refrigerator X
6.8 Range/Oven/Cooktop X
6.9 Garbage Disposal X
6.10 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
6.11 GFCI & AFCI X
6.12 Smoke Detectors X
6.13 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Plaster
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Floors: Floor Coverings
Laminate
Dishwasher: Brand
Frigidaire
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Exhaust Hood Type
Re-circulate
Refrigerator: Brand
Frigidaire
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Energy Source
Electric
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Brand
Frigidaire
Dishwasher: Not fully installed
Kitchen

Dishwasher was not evaluated at the time of the inspection due to not be fully installed. There were packaging material still left inside so it was unclear if the dishwasher had been completely hook up. Recommend client get verification prior to first use.

Range/Oven/Cooktop: 0ven not Evaluated
Kitchen

Oven was not evaluated at the time of the inspection due to packaging material still left inside.

10.1 The inspector shall inspect: F. installed ovens, ranges, surface cooking appliances, microwave ovens, dishwashing machines, and food waste grinders by using normal operating controls to activate the primary function. 10.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: G. installed and free-standing kitchen and laundry appliances not listed in Section 10.1.F. H. appliance thermostats including their calibration, adequacy of heating elements, self cleaning oven cycles, indicator lights, door seals, timers, clocks, timed features, and other specialized features of the appliance. I. operate, or con rm the operation of every control and feature of an inspected appliance.

  • IN = Inspected
  • L = Limitations
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observation
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Comment
6.8.1 - Range/Oven/Cooktop

Range Not Fastened

Range was not fastened to the floor. This poses a safety hazard to children. Recommend a qualified contractor secure range so it can't tip. 

Contractor Qualified Professional

7 - Living Room

IN L NP O
7.1 General X
7.2 Doors X
7.3 Floors X
7.4 Walls X
7.5 Ceilings X
7.6 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
Floors: Floor Coverings
Laminate
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Plaster
  • IN = Inspected
  • L = Limitations
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observation

8 - Fireplace

IN L NP O
8.1 General
8.2 Vents, Flues & Chimneys X X
8.3 Lintels X
8.4 Damper Doors X
8.5 Cleanout Doors & Frames X
General: Type
Wood
General: Fire place operation
Living Room

The adequacy of the fireplace draw is not determined during a visual inspection; for safety reasons, if no fire is burning we do not ignite fires nor light paper or other material. Per National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) NFPA 211 (table 15.2.1), a level II inspection is required upon transfer of property or other materials are possibly affected.

For explanation of inspection click here

Vents, Flues & Chimneys: Chimney and draft not evaluated
Living Room

We do NOT light a fire and run the fireplace during a VISUAL home inspection and that is beyond the scope of this type of inspection. It is impossible for a visual home inspection to determine with any degree of certainty whether a flue is free of defects and that a fireplace will burn properly. . The NFPA (National Fire Prevention Association) requires that all chimneys be inspected before buying or selling a home. In our opinion this is a prudent recommendation. We recommend having a Certified Chimney Specialist conduct a Level II inspection of the chimney and flue, etc. prior to closing of escrow.

General: Not evaluated
Living Room

Fire place not evaluated due to not being operational. Recommend a qualified professional for further evaluation and repair as required before use.

I. The inspector shall inspect:

readily accessible and visible portions of the fireplaces and chimneys;

lintels above the fireplace openings;

damper doors by opening and closing them, if readily accessible and manually operable; and

cleanout doors and frames.

II. The inspector shall describe:

the type of fireplace.

III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction:

evidence of joint separation, damage or deterioration of the hearth, hearth extension or chambers;

manually operated dampers that did not open and close;

the lack of a smoke detector in the same room as the fireplace;

the lack of a carbon-monoxide detector in the same room as the fireplace; and

cleanouts not made of metal, pre-cast cement, or other non-combustible material.

IV. The inspector is not required to:

inspect the flue or vent system.

inspect the interior of chimneys or flues, fire doors or screens, seals or gaskets, or mantels.

determine the need for a chimney sweep.

operate gas fireplace inserts.

light pilot flames.

determine the appropriateness of any installation.

inspect automatic fuel-fed devices.

inspect combustion and/or make-up air devices.

inspect heat-distribution assists, whether gravity-controlled or fan-assisted.

ignite or extinguish fires.

determine the adequacy of drafts or draft characteristics.

move fireplace inserts, stoves or firebox contents.

perform a smoke test.

dismantle or remove any component.

perform a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)-style inspection.

perform a Phase I fireplace and chimney inspection.

  • IN = Inspected
  • L = Limitations
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observation

9 - Plumbing

IN L NP O
9.1 Water Supply, Distribution Systems X X
9.2 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X
9.3 Hot Water Systems X X
Water Supply, Distribution Systems: Water Source
Public
Water Supply, Distribution Systems: Water Supply Material
Copper, PVC
Water Supply, Distribution Systems: Distribution Material
Copper, Pex, Poly
Hot Water Systems: Capacity
40 gallons
Hot Water Systems: Power Source/Type
Electric
Water Supply, Distribution Systems: Main Shut Off Valve
Closet under stairs
Home
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Sewage Cleanout
Crawlspace

Sewage clean outs are access points used to clear clogged drain lines.

Water Supply, Distribution Systems: Filters
None

Filter and filtration systems are not tested during the inspection. Recommend qualified plumber further evaluate proper function if needed.

Hot Water Systems: Estimated Water Heater Age
Garage
10

Water heater built in 2014. Unit is early service life of a standard industry recognized 8-12 years lifespan.

Hot Water Systems: Manufacturer
GE, Rheem

I recommend flushing & servicing your water heater tank annually for optimal performance. Water temperature should be set to at least 120 degrees F to kill microbes and no higher than 130 degrees F to prevent scalding.

Here is a maintenance guide.

Hot Water Systems: Water Heater Tested
Garage

Water heater was tested during inspection and found to be functional. Inspection only verifies water heater is able to heat water above ambient temps. Water temperature can vary depending on settings.

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the main water supply shut-off valve; B. the main fuel supply shut-off valve; C. the water heating equipment, including the energy source, venting connections, temperature/pressure-relief (TPR) valves, Watts 210 valves, and seismic bracing; D. interior water supply, including all fixtures and faucets, by running the water; E. all toilets for proper operation by flushing; F. all sinks, tubs and showers for functional drainage; G. the drain, waste and vent system; and H. drainage sump pumps with accessible floats. II. The inspector shall describe: A. whether the water supply is public or private based upon observed evidence; B. the location of the main water supply shut-off valve; C. the location of the main fuel supply shut-off valve; D. the location of any observed fuel-storage system; and E. the capacity of the water heating equipment, if labeled. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. deficiencies in the water supply by viewing the functional flow in two fixtures operated simultaneously; B. deficiencies in the installation of hot and cold water faucets; C. mechanical drain stops that were missing or did not operate if installed in sinks, lavatories and tubs; and D. toilets that were damaged, had loose connections to the floor, were leaking, or had tank components that did not operate. IV. 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. V. inspect or test for gas or fuel leaks, or indications thereof.

  • IN = Inspected
  • L = Limitations
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observation
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9.1.1 - Water Supply, Distribution Systems

Polybutylene Supply Pipes

Water supply pipes were made from polybutylene material. This material can be prone to fail without warning, causing damage to the home structure. Recommend eventual replacement as needed.

You can read more about polybutylene piping here and here

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9.3.1 - Hot Water Systems

Aging Unit (<20 Years)
Garage

Though functional at the time of the inspection the unit is aging (10 years). The water heater showed normal signs of wear and tear and is in the industry standard accepted 8-12 year service life. Recommend monitoring its effectiveness and replacing as needed.

Mag glass Monitor
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9.3.2 - Hot Water Systems

TPR Discharge Pipe Improperly Installed (Crawlspace)
Garage

The temperature/pressure relief (TPR) valve had a discharge pipe that was not properly installed in a crawlspace area. Discharge pipe should be facing down towards the ground preferably over a drip pan and approx. 6 inches off of the ground. Recommend TPR discharge pipe is installed correctly.

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10 - Electrical

IN L NP O
10.1 Service Entrance Conductors X X
10.2 Main Service Panel X X
10.3 Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses X
10.4 Lighting, Switches & Fans (All Accessible) X
10.5 Receptacles (All Accessible) X X
10.6 Smoke Detectors X X
Main Service Panel: Panel Capacity
200 AMP
Main Service Panel: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Branch Wire 15/20 AMP
Copper
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Wiring Method
Not Visible
Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Underground, Aluminum, 200 Amp Service
Main Service Panel: Main Disconnect
Main Service Panel
Receptacles (All Accessible): GFCI Tested

Installed GFCIs were tested and functional unless otherwise noted in this report.

What's Inspected? Service drop; overhead service conductors and attachment point; service head, gooseneck and drip loops; service mast, service conduit and raceway; electric meter and base; service-entrance conductors; main service disconnect; panelboards and over-current protection devices (circuit breakers and fuses); service grounding and bonding; representative number of switches, lighting fixtures and receptacles, including receptacles observed and deemed to be arc-fault circuit interrupter (AFCI)-protected using the AFCI test button, where possible; all ground-fault circuit interrupter receptacles and circuit breakers observed and deemed to be GFCIs using a GFCI tester, where possible; smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors.

What's Not Inspected or Required? Insert any tool, probe or device into the main panelboard, sub-panels, distribution panelboards, or electrical fixtures; operate electrical systems that are shut down; remove panelboard cabinet covers or dead frontsope; rate or re-set over-current protection devices or overload devices; operate or test smoke or carbon-monoxide detectors or alarms; inspect, operate or test any security, fire or alarms systems or components, or other warning or signaling systems; measure or determine the amperage or voltage of the main service equipment, if not visibly labeled; inspect ancillary wiring or remote-control devices; activate any electrical systems or branch circuits that are not energized; inspect low-voltage systems, electrical de-icing tapes, swimming pool wiring, or any time-controlled devices; verify the service ground; inspect private or emergency electrical supply sources, including, but not limited to: generators, windmills, photovoltaic solar collectors, or battery or electrical storage facility; inspect spark or lightning arrestors; inspect or test de-icing equipment; conduct voltage-drop calculations; determine the accuracy of labeling; inspect exterior lighting.

  • IN = Inspected
  • L = Limitations
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observation
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10.1.1 - Service Entrance Conductors

Conduit Degraded
East

Conduit has separated from main meter box which is allowing for pest intrusion. Recommend repair. 

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10.2.1 - Main Service Panel

Dirty / Dusty Panel/Box
Garage

A heavily dusty or dirty main service panel can become hazardous. Recommend correction by having panel and box cleaned by professional. 

*Warning: all components in a panel are electrically charged and all precautions should be taken.*

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10.2.2 - Main Service Panel

Missing Labels on Panel
Garage

At the time of inspection, panel was missing some or all labeling. Recommend a qualified electrician or person identify and map out locations. 

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10.5.1 - Receptacles (All Accessible)

Cover Plate Missing - Low Location
Exterior South

*Safety* Receptacle box was missing a cover plate which is a shock hazard, especially at a level where children can reach. Recommend correction by installing a proper cover plate.

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10.5.2 - Receptacles (All Accessible)

Junction Box Cover Missing
Attic

One or more junction boxes missing dead plate which could be a shock hazard. Recommend installing dead plate.

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10.5.3 - Receptacles (All Accessible)

No GFCI Protection Installed - Garage
Garage

Although GFCI protection of exterior circuits may not have been required at the time in which this home was built, as general knowledge of safe building practices has improved with the passage of time, building standards have changed to reflect current understanding. Only 1 of the 2 recepticles were noted to have GFCI protection in the garage. Recommend installation in noted areas and can be achieved by any one of the methods below by a qualified electrician:

1. Replacing an individual standard receptacle with a GFCI receptacle.
2. Replacing the electrical circuit receptacle located closest to the overcurrent protection device (usually a breaker) with a GFCI receptacle.
3. Replacing the breaker currently protecting the electrical circuit that contains the receptacles of concern with a GFCI breaker.

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

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10.5.4 - Receptacles (All Accessible)

GFCI Protection Not Installed - Interior
Laundry room

*Safety* One or more areas inside home did not have ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) for electrical receptacles located within 6 feet of a plumbing fixture; potential shock or electrocution hazard. Though not required at the time of original construction Inspector highly recommends correction by installing GFCI protection.

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

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10.6.1 - Smoke Detectors

Inoperable
Top of stairs

One of the two Smoke detectors at the top of stairs was inoperable at time of inspection. Recommend new battery or unit.

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11 - Interior, Doors, Windows

IN L NP O
11.1 Walls / Ceilings X
11.2 Floors X
11.3 Doors X
11.4 Windows X X
11.5 Ceiling Fan X
Windows: Window Type
Double-hung
Walls / Ceilings: Cracks in Walls & Ceilings

Minor cracks in the walls and ceilings are very common and are normally the result of long-term settling. Some settling is not uncommon especially in homes over 5 years old. Generally minor cracks are not a structural concern, though can be corrected for aesthetic purposes. More serious cracks or large amounts of cracks will be called out in the report.

Ceiling Fan: Ceiling Fans Tested

All ceiling fans were tested for normal operation and stability. Any discrepancies will be noted.

What is inspected? A representative number of doors and windows by opening and closing them; floors, walls and ceilings; stairs, steps, landings, stairways and ramps; railings, guards and handrails; garage vehicle doors and the operation of garage vehicle door openers, using normal operating controls.The inspector shall describe: A. a garage vehicle door as manually-operated or installed with a garage door opener. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. improper spacing between intermediate balusters, spindles and rails for steps, stairways, guards and railings; B. photo-electric safety sensors that did not operate properly; and C. any window that was obviously fogged or displayed other evidence of broken seals. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. inspect paint, wallpaper, window treatments or finish treatments. B. inspect floor coverings or carpeting. C. inspect central vacuum systems. D. inspect for safety glazing. E. inspect security systems or components. F. evaluate the fastening of islands, countertops, cabinets, sink tops or fixtures. G. move furniture, stored items, or any coverings, such as carpets or rugs, in order to inspect the concealed floor structure. H. move suspended-ceiling tiles. I. inspect or move any household appliances. J. inspect or operate equipment housed in the garage, except as otherwise noted. K. verify or certify the proper operation of any pressure-activated auto-reverse or related safety feature of a garage door. L. operate or evaluate any security bar release and opening mechanisms, whether interior or exterior, including their compliance with local, state or federal standards. M. operate any system, appliance or component that requires the use of special keys, codes, combinations or devices. N. operate or evaluate self-cleaning oven cycles, tilt guards/latches, or signal lights. O. inspect microwave ovens or test leakage from microwave ovens. P. operate or examine any sauna, steamgenerating equipment, kiln, toaster, ice maker, coffee maker, can opener, bread warmer, blender, instant hot-water dispenser, or other small, ancillary appliances or devices. Q. inspect elevators. R. inspect remote controls. S. inspect appliances. T. inspect items not permanently installed. U. discover firewall compromises. V. inspect pools, spas or fountains. W. determine the adequacy of whirlpool or spa jets, water force, or bubble effects. X. determine the structural integrity or leakage of pools or spas.

  • IN = Inspected
  • L = Limitations
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observation
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11.4.1 - Windows

Does Not Operate

Windows did not open or close with normal operating force when tested during the inspection. If left uncorrected could limit egress options for occupants. Recommend qualified professional evaluate and repair/replace.

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12 - Master Bedroom

IN L NP O
12.1 General X
12.2 Doors X
12.3 Floors X
12.4 Walls X X
12.5 Ceilings X
12.6 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
12.7 Smoke Detectors X
12.8 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Plaster
  • IN = Inspected
  • L = Limitations
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observation
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12.4.1 - Walls

Minor Corner Cracks

Minor cracks at the corners of doors and windows in walls. Appeared to be the result of long-term settling. Some settling is not unusual in a home of this age and these cracks are not a structural concern.

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13 - Master bathroom

IN L NP O
13.1 General X
13.2 Doors X
13.3 Floors X
13.4 Fixtures & Faucets X
13.5 Walls X
13.6 Ceilings X
13.7 Shower, Tubs & Sinks X
13.8 Toilet X
13.9 Shower X
13.10 GFCI & AFCI X
13.11 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
Floors: Floor Coverings
Tile
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Plaster
  • IN = Inspected
  • L = Limitations
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observation

14 - Bedroom 2

IN L NP O
14.1 General X
14.2 Doors X
14.3 Floors X
14.4 Walls X
14.5 Ceilings X
14.6 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X X
14.7 Smoke Detectors X
14.8 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Plaster
  • IN = Inspected
  • L = Limitations
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observation
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14.6.1 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Ungrounded Receptacle
Bedroom

One or more receptacles are ungrounded. This poses a potential shock hazard to anyone using the receptacle. Reccomend contacting qualified electrician for repair as required.

Electric Electrical Contractor

15 - Bedroom 3

IN L NP O
15.1 General X
15.2 Doors X
15.3 Floors X
15.4 Walls X
15.5 Ceilings X
15.6 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X X
15.7 Smoke Detectors X
15.8 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Plaster
  • IN = Inspected
  • L = Limitations
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observation
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15.6.1 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Ungrounded Receptacle
Bedroom

One or more receptacles are ungrounded. This poses a potential shock hazard to anyone using the receptacle. Reccomend contacting qualified electrician for repair as required.

Electric Electrical Contractor

16 - Bathroom 2

IN L NP O
16.1 General X
16.2 Doors X
16.3 Floors X
16.4 Walls X
16.5 Ceilings X
16.6 Fixtures & Faucets X
16.7 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
16.8 Shower, Tubs & Sinks X
16.9 GFCI & AFCI X
16.10 Shower X
16.11 Toilet X
Floors: Floor Coverings
Tile
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Plaster
GFCI & AFCI: GFCI

Outlet in this bathroom is protected by the GFCI outlet in the master bathroom.

  • IN = Inspected
  • L = Limitations
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observation

17 - Bedroom 4

IN L NP O
17.1 General
17.2 Doors X
17.3 Floors X
17.4 Walls X
17.5 Ceilings X
17.6 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
17.7 Smoke Detectors X
17.8 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Plaster
  • IN = Inspected
  • L = Limitations
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observation

18 - 1/2 bath

IN L NP O
18.1 General X
18.2 Doors X
18.3 Floors X
18.4 Walls X
18.5 Ceilings X
18.6 Toilet X
18.7 Fixtures & Faucets X
18.8 GFCI & AFCI X
18.9 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
Floors: Floor Coverings
Tile
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Plaster
  • IN = Inspected
  • L = Limitations
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observation

19 - Laundry Room

IN L NP O
19.1 General X
19.2 Washer Connections / Drain Pipe X X
19.3 Lighting Fixtures & Switches X
General: Filters
None
General: Water Source
Public
General: Dryer Power Source
220 Electric
General: Dryer Vent
None Found
General: Flooring Insulation
Batt, Fiberglass
Washer Connections / Drain Pipe: Washer Connections Not Evaluated
Laundry Room

Washer connections were not evaluated in the home due to not being installed.

  • IN = Inspected
  • L = Limitations
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observation

20 - Insulation, Ventilation & Exhaust

IN L NP O
20.1 Exhaust Systems X
20.2 Insulation X
20.3 Ventilation X
Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Fan/Flue
Bathroom Fan, Dryer Vent, Kitchen Vent, Fireplace
Exhaust Systems: Dryer Exhaust
Through Floor
Insulation: Attic Insulation Type
Batt, Cellulose, Blown, Fiberglass
Insulation: Flooring Insulation
Batt
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Soffit Vents, Ridge Vents, Gable Vents

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. insulation in unfinished spaces, including attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas; B. ventilation of unfinished spaces, including attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas; and C. mechanical exhaust systems in the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry area. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the type of insulation observed; and B. the approximate average depth of insulation observed at the unfinished attic floor area or roof structure. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. the general absence of insulation or ventilation in unfinished spaces. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. enter the attic or any unfinished spaces that are not readily accessible, or where entry could cause damage or, in the inspector's opinion, pose a safety hazard. B. move, touch or disturb insulation. C. move, touch or disturb vapor retarders. D. break or otherwise damage the surface finish or weather seal on or around access panels or covers. E. identify the composition or R-value of insulation material. F. activate thermostatically operated fans. G. determine the types of materials used in insulation or wrapping of pipes, ducts, jackets, boilers or wiring. H. determine the adequacy of ventilation.

  • IN = Inspected
  • L = Limitations
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observation
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20.1.1 - Exhaust Systems

Dryer Exhaust Venting Into Crawlspace
Crawlspace

Dryer vent was noted as exhausting directly into the crawlspace which is causing an increase in humidity and moisture as well as a buildup of dryer lint. If left in the current state it will create an environment conducive for fungal growth and undue damage will occur to wood components. Reccomend repair exhaust line or install new one ensuring venting outside of the crawlspace.

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21 - Garage

IN L NP O
21.1 Walls, Ceilings, Floors X X
21.2 Occupant Door (From garage to inside of home) X X
21.3 Vehicle Door X
21.4 Garage Door Opener X
Vehicle Door: Type
Automatic, Sectional
Vehicle Door: Material
Metal
Garage Door Opener: Number of Openers
One
Garage Door Opener: Opener Brand
Genie
Garage Door Opener: Auto Garage Door Not Operational
Garage

The auto garage door was not operational or degraded limiting the testing ability of safety features to include photo-eye sensor auto reverse and pressure test. Recommend when garage door opener is repaired or replaced those safety features are tested.

Inspection of the garage typically includes examination of the following: 

- general structure; 
- floor, wall and ceiling surfaces; 
- operation of all accessible conventional doors and door hardware; 
- overhead door condition and operation including manual and automatic safety component operation and switch placement; 
- proper electrical condition including Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) protection; 
- interior and exterior lighting; 
- stairs and stairways;
- proper firewall separation from living space; 
- proper floor drainage

  • IN = Inspected
  • L = Limitations
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observation
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21.1.1 - Walls, Ceilings, Floors

Cracks - Minor
Garage

Concrete had visible cracks in noted locations likely due to long term settlement and is commensurate with age of surface. Recommend fill and/or seal and monitor.
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21.1.2 - Walls, Ceilings, Floors

Water Stains

Water stains was noted on the ceiling during the time of the inspection; cause unknown. Recommend monitor and repair source location as needed.

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21.1.3 - Walls, Ceilings, Floors

Possible insect

Damage to east wall area from possible insect or wood destroying organism. If left uncorrected could lead to further damage of garage wall and structural components. Reccomend a qualified specialist for further evaluation and appropriate course of action.

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

Not Self-closing
Garage

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

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