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1234 Main St.
Dover, TN 37058
08/19/2019 9:00AM

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Agent Name

Agency Name
74
Recommendation
7
Safety hazard

1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
Home Owner, Inspector
Occupancy
Furnished, Occupied
Style
Contemporary
Type of Building
Single Family
Weather Conditions
Light Rain
Temperature (approximate) Was Above 65 Degrees Fahrenheit
71 Fahrenheit (F)

2 - Main Water Shutoff

IN NI NP D
2.1 General X
General: Main Water Shutoff 1

Main water shutoff is located in the front yard near the street and mailbox.

General: Main Water Shutoff 2

Main water shutoff 2 is located in the crawlspace to the right front immediately upon entering the crawl space.

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

3 - Roof

IN NI NP D
3.1 Coverings X
3.2 Vents, Flues & Chimneys X
3.3 Skylights, & Other Roof Penetrations X
3.4 Flashings X
3.5 Roof Drainage Systems X
Inspection Method
Ground, Drone
Roof Type/Style
Roof
Gable, Combination
Coverings: Material
Roof
Asphalt
Vents, Flues & Chimneys: Chimney(s)
Roof
Vents, Flues & Chimneys: Vents
Roof
Skylights, & Other Roof Penetrations: Satellite Dish Mounts
Roof
Flashings: Material
Roof Rake
Aluminum
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Roof - Eaves
Aluminum

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
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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3.1.1 - Coverings

Loose Shingle(s)
Roof

There was an area where a full shingle sheet was not attached to the the roof.  This should be repaired by a qualified roofing professional.

Roof Roofing Professional
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3.2.1 - Vents, Flues & Chimneys

Exposed Nails Heads On Roof Vent Flashing
Roof

Exposed nail heads on flashing and shingles will allow water penetration into the roof decking. Recommend a qualified roofing contractor to inspect and repair.

Roof Roofing Professional
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3.2.2 - Vents, Flues & Chimneys

Vent Boot/Gasket Dry Rotting
Roof

There was the beginning of dry rot on the vent boot/gaskets that should be repaired by adding a sealant to the edge of the gasket or replace the gasket.

Roof Roofing Professional
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3.4.1 - Flashings

Loose/Separated Flashing

Flashings observed to be loose or separated, which can lead to water intrusion and damage to underlying material. Recommend repair by a qualified roofing contractor. 

Roof Roofing Professional
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3.4.2 - Flashings

Under Driven Nails
Roof

Observed one or more under-driven nails/fasteners. Recommend a qualified roofing contractor evaluate and repair.

Roof Roofing Professional
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3.4.3 - Flashings

Damaged - Exposed Roof Decking
Roof Rake

The flashing at the peak/rake of roof was damaged and could expose roof decking material to moisture.  This should be repaired by a qualified professional.

Roof Roofing Professional
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3.5.1 - Roof Drainage Systems

Backing Out Of Fasteners
Roof - Eaves

There was an area of the gutter where a fastener was seen backing out of the from their anchor point.  Recommend repair by a qualified gutter contractor.

Gutter Gutter Contractor
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3.5.2 - Roof Drainage Systems

Debris
Roof - Eaves

Debris has accumulated in the gutters. Recommend cleaning to facilitate water flow.

Here is a DIY resource for cleaning your gutters. 

Roof Roofing Professional
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3.5.3 - Roof Drainage Systems

Gutter Improperly Sloped
Roof - Eaves

Gutter are improperly sloped in areas, which could result in runoff drainage around the foundation and possible structural shifting. Recommend qualified roofing or gutters contractor repair.

Roof Roofing Professional

4 - Exterior

IN NI NP D
4.1 Walkways & Driveways X
4.2 Electrical Service Meter X
4.3 Gas Meter X
4.4 Dryer Vent X
4.5 Hose Bibbs X
4.6 Exterior Electrical Receptacles X
4.7 Exterior Doors X
4.8 Exterior Lighting Fixtures X
4.9 Exterior Window Frames X
4.10 Foundation X
4.11 Decks, Balconies, Porches, Patios X
4.12 Deck And Porch Steps X
4.13 Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls X
4.14 Visible Signs of Erosion X
4.15 Siding, Flashing & Trim X
4.16 Garage Door Trim X
4.17 Eaves, Soffits & Fascia X
4.18 Landscape Wall X
4.19 Crawl Space Vents X
4.20 Window Wells X
Inspection Method
Attic Access, Crawlspace Access, Visual
Foundation: Material
Masonry Block
Decks, Balconies, Porches, Patios: Material
Concrete, Brick
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Style
Course
Walkways & Driveways: Driveway Material
Exterior
Concrete
Exterior Doors: Back Entry Door
Wooden, Steel, Glass
Exterior Doors: Backdoor Entry Interior Door 2
Deck And Porch Steps: Front Porch Steps
Crawl Space Vents: Crawl Space Vents
Walkways & Driveways: Walkway Material
Exterior
Concrete
Electrical Service Meter: Electric Service Meter
Gas Meter: Gas Meter
Dryer Vent: Dryer Vent Damper
Hose Bibbs: Hose Bibbs
Exterior Electrical Receptacles: Exterior Receptacles
Exterior Doors: Front Entry Door
Glass, Wood
Exterior Doors: Side Entry Door
Wood, Steel
Exterior Doors: Backdoor Entry Interior Door 3
Exterior Lighting Fixtures: Exterior Lighting Fixtures
Exterior Window Frames: Exterior Window Frames
Decks, Balconies, Porches, Patios: Appurtenance
Covered Porch, Patio
Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls: Existing Vegetation
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Brick, Stone, Stucco
Garage Door Trim: Garage Door Trim
Exterior
Eaves, Soffits & Fascia: Eaves, Soffits, Fascia

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the exterior wall-covering materials, flashing and trim; B. all exterior doors; C. adjacent walkways and driveways; D. stairs, steps, stoops, stairways and ramps; E. porches, patios, decks, balconies and carports; F. railings, guards and handrails; G. the eaves, soffits and fascia; H. a representative number of windows; and I. vegetation, surface drainage, retaining walls and grading of the property, where they may adversely affect the structure due to moisture intrusion. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the type of exterior wall-covering materials. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. any improper spacing between intermediate balusters, spindles and rails. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. inspect or operate screens, storm windows, shutters, awnings, fences, outbuildings, or exterior accent lighting. B. inspect items that are not visible or readily accessible from the ground, including window and door flashing. C. inspect or identify geological, geotechnical, hydrological or soil conditions. D. inspect recreational facilities or playground equipment. E. inspect seawalls, breakwalls or docks. F. inspect erosion-control or earth-stabilization measures. G. inspect for safety-type glass. H. inspect underground utilities. I. inspect underground items. J. inspect wells or springs. K. inspect solar, wind or geothermal systems. L. inspect swimming pools or spas. M. inspect wastewater treatment systems, septic systems or cesspools. N. inspect irrigation or sprinkler systems. O. inspect drainfields or dry wells. P. determine the integrity of multiple-pane window glazing or thermal window seals.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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4.1.1 - Walkways & Driveways

Driveway Cracking - Minor

Minor cosmetic cracks observed, which may indicate movement in the soil. Recommend monitor and/or have concrete contractor patch/seal.

Gardening shovel tool shape Concrete Contractor
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4.1.2 - Walkways & Driveways

Walkway Cracking - Minor

Minor cosmetic cracks observed. Recommend monitor and/or patch/seal.
Wrench DIY
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4.3.1 - Gas Meter

Insufficient Caulking or Sealant At Wall Insertion Point

There was no sealant at the gas meter piping insertion point at the wall.  This is a moisture intrusion point and should be corrected to prevent moisture/water from entering the crawlspace and causing an environment suitable for fungal growth.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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4.3.2 - Gas Meter

Rust On The Gas Meter Piping

There was rust on the gas meter line that enters into the house and connects to the HVAC unit.  This can become weak points that can lead to leaks.  This should be evaluated by a plumbing contractor and repaired.

Wrench DIY
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4.4.1 - Dryer Vent

Excessive Lint Buildup

An excess of built up lint can become a fire hazard and should be cleared from the dryer vent damper.

Wrench DIY
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4.5.1 - Hose Bibbs

Loose Bibb

The hose bibb in the front yard was loose.  The bibb should be properly fastened to the wall to prevent damage to the bibb or attached plumbing components.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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4.6.1 - Exterior Electrical Receptacles

Exterior Receptacle(s) Are Not GFCI

The exterior GFCI receptacles did not trip when tested.  It is recommended to have an electrical contractor repair/replace the receptacles to prevent a shock injury.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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4.6.2 - Exterior Electrical Receptacles

Non-Functional Exterior Receptacle

The GFCI installed on the back patio was not functional and should be replaced by a licensed electrician.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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4.7.1 - Exterior Doors

Paint/Refinish Needed

Door finish is worn. Recommend refinish and/or paint to maximize service life.

Here is a DIY article on refinishing a wood door. 

Door Door Repair and Installation Contractor
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Comment
4.7.2 - Exterior Doors

Deteriorated Sealant
Back Entry Door

The door frame showed insufficient caulk/sealant at the bottom edges of the door frame and should be corrected to prevent moisture intrusion.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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4.7.3 - Exterior Doors

Door Frame Damage

There was water damage to the door frame that should be repaired/replaced to prevent failure of the door from operating properly.

Door Door Repair and Installation Contractor
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4.9.1 - Exterior Window Frames

Recommend Touch Up Caulk Around Frames

Recommend touch up caulk around the exterior window frames to prevent moisture intrusion and damage in the window frame material.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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4.11.1 - Decks, Balconies, Porches, Patios

Patio Cracking - Minor

Normal settling & cracking observed. Recommend monitor and/or patch/seal.
Wrench DIY
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4.11.2 - Decks, Balconies, Porches, Patios

Recommend Sealant

It is recommended that a quality weather proof sealant is applied to the expansion cracks on the patio between the brickwork and concrete.  This can prevent moisture from penetrating the masonry work, freezing, and expanding causing damage to the porch.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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4.12.1 - Deck And Porch Steps

Recommend Sealant For Porch Connection

It is recommended to add a sealant or hydraulic cement to the cracks separating the steps from the wall connection to prevent moisture intrusion into the cracks where it can expand upon freezing causing damage to the concrete/masonry.


Tools Handyman/DIY
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4.13.1 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Tree Overhang
Exterior

Trees observed overhanging the roof. This can cause damage to the roof and prevent proper drainage. Recommend a qualified tree service trim to allow for proper drainage. 

Yard scissors Tree Service
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4.13.2 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Vegetation In Contact With House

Vegetation was in contact with the exterior wall.  When vegetation is too close to the house it can cause wear on the exterior siding and allow moisture intrusion near the foundation wall.  It is recommended that vegetation that is touching the exterior wall should be trimmed back to prevent wear on the siding.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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4.15.1 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Cracking - Major
Exterior

Moderate to major cracking was observed on the exterior wall over one section of the roof. This can be the result of settling of the structure. Recommend consulting with a structural engineer for evaluation and repair to prevent further crack separation on the wall.

House construction Structural Engineer
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4.15.2 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Cracking - Minor

Siding showed cracking in one or more places. This is a result settling. Recommend monitoring or sealing the cracks as needed. 

Wrench DIY
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4.16.1 - Garage Door Trim

Insufficient Caulk/Sealant
Exterior

There was insufficient caulk/sealant at the edges of the trim that can allow for moisture to enter the the trim-work and cause moisture damage to the underlying material.  This should be corrected by adding a quality weatherproof sealant to the trim-work edges.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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4.16.2 - Garage Door Trim

Exposed Wood Of The Door Frame
Exterior

There was exposed door frame wood material that was not protected from the elements and can become damaged from weathering.  This should be corrected by a qualified professional that can effectively cover the door frame wood material and/or by adding a quality weatherproof sealant to the trim-work.

Siding Siding Contractor
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4.17.1 - Eaves, Soffits & Fascia

Backed Out Nails
Exterior

There were nails that were backed out of the flashing/fascia. These are points where water can enter and damage the underlying material and allow for wind to continue to loosen the nails eventually leading to damaged flashing. It is recommended that the nails are reset into place.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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4.19.1 - Crawl Space Vents

Damaged Screen
Crawlspace

There was a damaged screen on the backside of a crawlspace vent.  This can allow insects and other vermin into the crawlspace area.  It is recommended that the screen is replaced.

Contractor Qualified Professional

5 - HVAC

IN NI NP D
5.1 General X
5.2 Distribution System X
5.3 Air Handler X
5.4 Central Heating and Air Conditioning X
5.5 HVAC Supply Lines Entry Hole(s) X
Distribution System: Ductwork
Insulated
Distribution System: Configuration
Split
HVAC Supply Lines Entry Hole(s): Compressor Unit A
HVAC Supply Lines Entry Hole(s): Compressor Unit B
Distribution System: Location
Attic, Crawlspace
Crawlspace, Attic
Air Handler: Air Handler
Air Handler: Air Handler 2
Central Heating and Air Conditioning: Central Heating And Air

The HVAC unit manufactured date was the 47th week of 2017.  The reference link for this date can be found here: Bryant Date

Central Heating and Air Conditioning: Compressor A

The HVAC unit manufactured date was April of 2005.

Central Heating and Air Conditioning: Compressor B

The HVAC unit manufactured date was May of 2005

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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5.2.1 - Distribution System

Ducts With Moisture/Condensation
Crawlspace

Deteriorated ducts were observed with moisture within the duct insulation foil wrapper and condensation forming on the exterior of the foil.  It is recommend licensed HVAC contractor evaluate the cause of this moisture build and repair or replace the ductwork.

Fire HVAC Professional
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5.3.1 - Air Handler

Corrosion In Drip Pan

There was corrosion in both of the air handler drip pans in the attic.  This should be corrected to prevent a leak should the condensation leak from the units into the pan.  One pan did have moisture in the drip pan at the corroded area. This should be evaluated and repaired by an HVAC professional.

Fire HVAC Professional
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5.5.1 - HVAC Supply Lines Entry Hole(s)

Replace Refrigerant Line Insulation

The refrigerant line insulation was dry rotted damaged and won't provide full insulation protection to the refrigerant line.  This should be replaced to prevent condensation and freezing of the refrigerant line and energy loss.

Tools Handyman/DIY

6 - Garage

IN NI NP D
6.1 Ceiling X
6.2 Floor X
6.3 Walls & Firewalls X
6.4 Garage Door X
6.5 Garage Door Opener X
6.6 Ceiling Receptacle X
6.7 GFCI X
6.8 Occupant Door (From garage to inside of home) X
6.9 Smoke Detector X
Garage Door: Type
Garage
Up-and-Over
Garage
Ceiling: Ceiling
Floor: Garage Floor
Walls & Firewalls: Garage Walls
Garage Door: Material
Garage
Metal, Non-insulated
Garage Door: Photoelectric Eyes Present and Function
Garage

When tested the photoelectric eyes did function properly triggering the garage door to reverse to the open position when an object crossed the detection path.

Garage Door Opener: Garage Door Opener
Ceiling Receptacle: Ceiling Receptacle(s)

This receptacle was not GFCI.

GFCI: Garage GFCI
Occupant Door (From garage to inside of home): Occupant Door From Garage
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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6.2.1 - Floor

Minor Water Intrusion

Minor water intrusion was observed in the garage on the floor from a garage door due to a lack of weather proofing.  Recommend adding/replacement of the weather proofing.

Garage Garage Door Contractor
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6.8.1 - 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. 

DIY Resource Link.

Door Door Repair and Installation Contractor
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6.8.2 - Occupant Door (From garage to inside of home)

Door Frame Damage
Garage

There was water damage to the door frame that should be repaired/replaced to prevent failure of the door from operating properly.

Door Door Repair and Installation Contractor
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6.8.3 - Occupant Door (From garage to inside of home)

Recommend Weather Sealant/Caulk
Garage

There was a lack of caulk around the door frame/threshold area that can allow for moisture to enter the space and cause moisture damage to the door framework.  It is recommended to ad a quality weatherproof sealant to the frame/threshold area to prevent moisture intrusion and damage.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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6.8.4 - Occupant Door (From garage to inside of home)

Damaged Threshold
Garage

The threshold was damaged.  This should be repaired to prevent further damage to the threshold that can become a trip hazard.

Tools Handyman/DIY

7 - Living Room

IN NI NP D
7.1 Electrical X
7.2 Doors X
7.3 Windows X
7.4 Floors X
7.5 Walls X
7.6 Ceilings X
7.7 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
7.8 Fireplace X
Windows: Window Type
Single-hung
Livingroom
Doors: Door
Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles: Livingroom Lighting Fixture
Electrical: Receptacles
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Unknown
Floors: Floor Coverings
Hardwood
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall, Stone
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Gypsum Board, Plaster
Fireplace: Fireplace
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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7.6.1 - Ceilings

Minor Settling Cracks

It was noted that there were minor settling cracks in the ceiling.  These cracks are usually cosmetic, patch and repaint as needed.

Putty knife Drywall Contractor
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7.6.2 - Ceilings

Tape Exposed

There was tape exposed at the corner/seam area of the ceiling.  This appears to be cosmetic due to workmanship and should be monitored for further damage and patched/repaired as needed by a drywall contractor.

Putty knife Drywall Contractor
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7.8.1 - Fireplace

Recommend Cleaning Of Fireplace
Living Room

There was dust accumulation in the fireplace on the logs.  It is recommended to clean the fireplace prior to use to prevent flare ups where the dust may dry due to the heat and catch fire.

Tools Handyman/DIY

8 - Kitchen

IN NI NP D
8.1 Countertops & Cabinets X
8.2 GFCI X
8.3 Kitchen Sink X
8.4 Garbage Disposal X
8.5 Dishwasher X
8.6 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
8.7 Refrigerator X
8.8 Range/Oven/Cooktop X
8.9 Built-in Microwave X
8.10 Ceiling X
8.11 Kitchen Floor X
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Energy Source
Kitchen
Gas
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Exhaust Hood Type
Vented
Kitchen
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Granite
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Wood
GFCI: Kitchen Receptacles
Kitchen
Kitchen Sink: Kitchen Sink
Garbage Disposal: Garbage Disposal
Dishwasher: Brand
Bosch
Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles: Kitchen Light Fixture
Refrigerator: Brand
Jenn-Air
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Brand
Kitchen
General Electric
Built-in Microwave: Microwave
Ceiling: Ceiling
Kitchen Floor: Floor

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

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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8.3.1 - Kitchen Sink

Sink Faucet Leaks

The kitchen sink faucet leaked after the water was shut off.  This should be evaluated and repaired by a licensed plumber.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor

9 - Electrical

IN NI NP D
9.1 Service Entrance Conductors X
9.2 Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device X
9.3 Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses X
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Sub Panel Location
Garage
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Branch Wire 15 and 20 AMP
Copper
Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Below Ground, 220 Volts, Aluminum
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Main Panel Location
Side Of House
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Manufacturer
Square D
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Sub-Panel Capacity
Garage
Unknown
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Wiring Method
Romex

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the service drop; B. the overhead service conductors and attachment point; C. the service head, gooseneck and drip loops; D. the service mast, service conduit and raceway; E. the electric meter and base; F. service-entrance conductors; G. the main service disconnect; H. panelboards and over-current protection devices (circuit breakers and fuses); I. service grounding and bonding; J. a 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; K. all ground-fault circuit interrupter receptacles and circuit breakers observed and deemed to be GFCIs using a GFCI tester, where possible; and L. smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the main service disconnect's amperage rating, if labeled; and B. the type of wiring observed. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. deficiencies in the integrity of the serviceentrance conductors insulation, drip loop, and vertical clearances from grade and roofs; B. any unused circuit-breaker panel opening that was not filled; C. the presence of solid conductor aluminum branch-circuit wiring, if readily visible; D. any tested receptacle in which power was not present, polarity was incorrect, the cover was not in place, the GFCI devices were not properly installed or did not operate properly, evidence of arcing or excessive heat, and where the receptacle was not grounded or was not secured to the wall; and E. the absence of smoke detectors. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. insert any tool, probe or device into the main panelboard, sub-panels, distribution panelboards, or electrical fixtures. B. operate electrical systems that are shut down. C. remove panelboard cabinet covers or dead fronts. D. operate or re-set over-current protection devices or overload devices. E. operate or test smoke or carbon-monoxide detectors or alarms F. inspect, operate or test any security, fire or alarms systems or components, or other warning or signaling systems. G. measure or determine the amperage or voltage of the main service equipment, if not visibly labeled. H. inspect ancillary wiring or remote-control devices. I. activate any electrical systems or branch circuits that are not energized. J. inspect low-voltage systems, electrical de-icing tapes, swimming pool wiring, or any timecontrolled devices. K. verify the service ground. L. inspect private or emergency electrical supply sources, including, but not limited to: generators, windmills, photovoltaic solar collectors, or battery or electrical storage facility. M. inspect spark or lightning arrestors. N. inspect or test de-icing equipment. O. conduct voltage-drop calculations. P. determine the accuracy of labeling. Q. inspect exterior lighting.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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9.2.1 - Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device

Missing Dead Front Screw
Service Panel

The dead front cover of the electrical service panel was missing screws. The Inspector recommends that appropriate screws be installed to securely attach the dead front cover.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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9.2.2 - Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device

Missing Circuit Labels on Panel
Service Panel

The Circuit Directory label identifying individual electrical circuits was missing from the service panel cabinet. The service panel should contain a clearly-marked label identifying individual circuits so that in an emergency, individual circuits can be quickly shut off. The Inspector recommends that a properly marked Circuit Directory label be installed by a qualified electrical contractor.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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9.2.3 - Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device

Warm Breakers

There were AFCI breakers that were over 10 degrees warmer than surrounding breakers.  The warmer breakers were also buzzing and should be evaluated by an electrical contractor and replaced if needed.

Electric Electrical Contractor

10 - AFCI

IN NI NP D
10.1 General X
General: AFCI Installed For Bedroom Use In Service Panel

AFCI breakers were present in the service panel and labeled for bedroom use.  This conforms with modern safety building standards

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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10.1.1 - General

Unknown AFCI Installed In Service Panel

There was an unknown AFGI circuit breaker installed in the service panel.  It was not known what this breaker supplied power to since the service panel directory label was not filled out.  It is recommended that an electrical contractor evaluate and label the service panel directory label so it can be known what the AFCI breaker supplies power to.

Electric Electrical Contractor

11 - Bedroom 1

IN NI NP D
11.1 General X
11.2 Doors X
11.3 Windows X
11.4 Floors X
11.5 Walls X
11.6 Ceilings X
11.7 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
11.8 Electrical X
11.9 Smoke Detectors X
11.10 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Unknown
General: Bedroom 1
Windows: Window Type
Single-hung
Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles: Bedroom 1 Lighting Fixture
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Gypsum Board, Plaster
Electrical: Receptacles
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
Credit
Comment
11.9.1 - Smoke Detectors

Smoke Detector Not Present
Bedroom 1

Master bedroom is missing a smoke detector.  A smoke detector should be installed to meet modern building safety standards.

Electric Electrical Contractor

12 - Bedroom 2

IN NI NP D
12.1 General X
12.2 Doors X
12.3 Windows X
12.4 Floors X
12.5 Walls X
12.6 Ceilings X
12.7 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
12.8 Electrical X
12.9 Smoke Detectors X
12.10 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Unknown
General: Bedroom 2
Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles: Bedroom 2 Light Fixture
Smoke Detectors: Smoke Detector
Windows: Window Type
Double-hung
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Gypsum Board, Plaster
Electrical: Receptacles
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
Credit
Comment
12.2.1 - Doors

Door Sticks

Door sticks and is tough to close. Recommend adjustment to the door to allow easier opening and closing and prevent any damage to the frame or door.

Wrenches Handyman

13 - Bedroom 3

IN NI NP D
13.1 General X
13.2 Doors X
13.3 Windows X
13.4 Floors X
13.5 Walls X
13.6 Ceilings X
13.7 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
13.8 Electrical X
13.9 Smoke Detectors X
13.10 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Unknown
General: Bedroom 3
Windows: Window Type
Double-hung
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Gypsum Board, Plaster
Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles: Bedroom 3 Lighting Fixture
Electrical: Receptacles
Smoke Detectors: Smoke Detector
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
Credit
Comment
13.2.1 - Doors

Door Crack/Damage

There was damage to the door for the bedroom.  Replaced as needed.

Tools Handyman/DIY

14 - Bedroom 4

IN NI NP D
14.1 General X
14.2 Doors X
14.3 Windows X
14.4 Floors X
14.5 Walls X
14.6 Ceilings X
14.7 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
14.8 GFCI & AFCI X
14.9 Smoke Detectors X
14.10 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Unknown
General: Bedroom 4
Windows: Window Type
Double-hung
Smoke Detectors: Smoke Detector
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Gypsum Board, Plaster
Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles: Lighting Fixture
GFCI & AFCI: Electrical
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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Comment
14.2.1 - Doors

Broke Door Lock

The door knob lock did not function and should be replaced to allow the door to function properly.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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Comment
14.2.2 - Doors

Damaged Door

The door was damaged and should be replaced to prevent further damage.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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Comment
14.2.3 - Doors

Missing Screw At Latch

The strike plate was not secured due to a missing screw at the latch plate.  This should be corrected by a qualified professional. 

Tools Handyman/DIY
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Comment
14.3.1 - Windows

Will Not Close Completely

The window would not close completely and should be repaired/serviced by a window installation/repair contractor.

Window Window Repair and Installation Contractor
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Comment
14.9.1 - Smoke Detectors

No Backup Battery

A battery should be installed in the smoke detector in the event the of a power outage the detector should still function.

Wrench DIY

15 - Bonus Room

IN NI NP D
15.1 General X
15.2 Doors X
15.3 Windows X
15.4 Floors X
15.5 Walls X
15.6 Ceilings X
15.7 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
15.8 GFCI & AFCI X
15.9 Smoke Detectors X
15.10 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Unknown
General: Bedroom 4
Windows: Window Type
Double-hung
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Gypsum Board, Plaster
Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles: Lighting Fixture
GFCI & AFCI: Electrical
Smoke Detectors: Smoke Detector
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
Credit
Comment
15.6.1 - Ceilings

Settling Cracks On Ceiling

It was noted that there were minor settling cracks in the ceiling.  These cracks are usually cosmetic, patch and repaint as needed.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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Comment
15.6.2 - Ceilings

Exposed Drywall Tape

There was tape exposed at the corner/seam area of the ceiling.  This appears to be cosmetic due to workmanship and should be monitored for further damage and patched/repaired as needed by a drywall contractor.

Putty knife Drywall Contractor

16 - Office Space

IN NI NP D
16.1 General X
16.2 Doors X
16.3 Windows X
16.4 Floors X
16.5 Walls X
16.6 Ceilings X
16.7 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
16.8 GFCI & AFCI X
16.9 Smoke Detectors X
16.10 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X
General: Bedroom 4
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Unknown
Floors: Floor Coverings
Hardwood
Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles: Lighting Fixture
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Gypsum Board, Plaster
GFCI & AFCI: Electrical
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency

17 - Pool House Area

IN NI NP D
17.1 General X
17.2 Doors X
17.3 Windows X
17.4 Floors X
17.5 Walls X
17.6 Ceilings X
17.7 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
17.8 GFCI & AFCI X
17.9 Smoke Detectors X
17.10 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X
17.11 Sinks X
17.12 Toilet X
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Unknown
General: Pool House Area
Windows: Window Type
Single-hung
Floors: Floor Coverings
Tile
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Gypsum Board
Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles: Lighting Fixtures
GFCI & AFCI: Receptacles
Sinks: Sinks
Toilet: Toilet
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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Comment
17.11.1 - Sinks

Corrosion

There was corrosion on the pipe and shutoff valve that could shorten the life expectancy of the pipe and valve and can lead to leaking.  Recommend a plumbing contractor evaluate and repair as needed.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor

18 - Bathroom 1

IN NI NP D
18.1 GFCI & AFCI X
18.2 Bathroom Sink X
18.3 Toilet X
18.4 Shower X
18.5 Ceiling X
18.6 Vent Fan X
18.7 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
18.8 Door X
Bathroom 1
Vent Fan: Vent Fan
GFCI & AFCI: GFCI
Bathroom Sink: Bathroom Sink
Toilet: Toilet
Shower: Shower
Ceiling: Bathroom 1 Ceiling
Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles: Lighting Fixtures
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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Comment
18.2.1 - Bathroom Sink

Improper Installation - Flex Drain Pipe
Bathroom 1

Use of non-rated flex drain pipe component is not within modern building standards practice.  Flex drain pipe can hinder the adequate water flow in a drain system causing debris and grime to form in the pipe and p-trap causing further drainage issues.  Recommend replacement by a qualified plumber.  

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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18.4.1 - Shower

Insufficient Caulking
SHOWER

There was insufficient caulking at the top and bottom of the shower area. This will allow for moisture intrusion into the wall and floor areas causing deterioration of the material inside the shower area.  This should be corrected by adding caulking to the top of the shower/tub edges.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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Comment
18.6.1 - Vent Fan

Lack Of Air Draw

There was a lack of air draw into the vent.  This is usually an indication that the bathroom vent is not connected to a duct venting moist shower air to the outside space.  This can cause moisture and fungal growth in the attic space if the bathroom vent was not properly vented.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
18.8.1 - Door

Door Knob Lock Does Not Function

The door knob lock did not function when tested during the inspection.  Recommend replacement to allow the door to be locked when desired.

Tools Handyman/DIY

19 - Bathroom 2

IN NI NP D
19.1 General X
19.2 GFCI & AFCI X
19.3 Sink X
19.4 Toilet X
19.5 Shower X
19.6 Ceiling X
19.7 Vent Fan X
19.8 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
General: Bathroom 2
Vent Fan: Window Present
GFCI & AFCI: GFCI

GFCI in Bathroom 1 controls Bathroom 2 receptacles.

Sink: Sink
Toilet: Toilet
Shower: Shower
Ceiling: Ceiling
Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles: Lighting Fixtures
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
Credit
Comment
19.3.1 - Sink

Slow Draining

The sinks in the bathroom were slow to drain.  This can be a venting issue and should be repaired by a plumbing contractor.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor

20 - Bathroom 3

IN NI NP D
20.1 General X
20.2 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
20.3 GFCI & AFCI X
20.4 Shower X
20.5 Toilet X
20.6 Sink X
General: Bathroom 3
Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles: Lighting and Vent
GFCI & AFCI: GFCI

GFCI was connected to the GFCI in the Bonus Room Bathroom.

Shower: Shower
Toilet: Toilet
Sink: Sink
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
Credit
Comment
20.3.1 - GFCI & AFCI

GFCI Did Not Reset During Testing
Bathroom 3

THis GFCI did not reset when tested.  This GFCI may be connected to the GFCI is the Bonus Room.  Have an electrical contractor evaluate and make the correction so the GFCI is not doubled on the circuit.

Engineer Professional Engineer
Credit
Comment
20.4.1 - Shower

Insufficient caulk
Bathroom 3

There was insufficient caulk around the edges of the shower area that should be corrected to prevent moisture intrusion and damage into the underlying areas.

Tools Handyman/DIY

21 - Bonus Room Bathroom

IN NI NP D
21.1 GFCI & AFCI X
21.2 Bathroom Sink X
21.3 Toilet X
21.4 Ceiling X
21.5 Vent Fan X
21.6 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
21.7 Door X
Bonus Room Bathroom
Ceiling: Bathroom 1 Ceiling
Vent Fan: Vent Fan
Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles: Lighting Fixtures
GFCI & AFCI: GFCI
Bathroom Sink: Bathroom Sink
Toilet: Toilet
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency

22 - Thermostat Controls

IN NI NP D
22.1 General X
General: Thermostat 1
Ground Floor Foyer
General: Thermostat 2
Bonus Room

The second thermostat location is in the bonus room.

General: Thermostat 3
Second Floor Hallway

Thermostat 3 is on the second in the hallway.

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

23 - Ground Floor Hallway

IN NI NP D
23.1 General X
General: Ground Floor Hallway
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency

24 - 2nd Floor Hallway

IN NI NP D
24.1 Second Floor Hallway X
Second Floor Hallway: 2nd Floor Hallway
Second Floor Hallway: Smoke Detector
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency

25 - Water Heater

IN NI NP D
25.1 General X
General: Location
Garage
General: Capacity
50 gallons
General: Water Heater Manufacturer
Garage
American
General: Power Source/Type
Gas
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
Credit
Comment
25.1.1 - General

Low Water Temperature

It was noted that the maximum water temperature during the time of the inspection was 113 degrees Fahrenheit.  The water temperature should be set at a minimum of 120 degrees Fahrenheit to kill microbes and a maximum of 130 degrees to prevent scalding.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor

26 - Laundry Room

IN NI NP D
26.1 General X
26.2 Main Water Shut-off Device X
26.3 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X
26.4 Exhaust Systems X
26.5 Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents 2 X
26.6 Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems X
26.7 Laundry Sink X
General: Filters
None
General: Water Source
Public
General: Flooring Insulation
Unknown
Main Water Shut-off Device: Location
Not Present In Laundry Room
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Material
PVC
Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Fans
None
Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems: Main Gas Shut-off Location
None
General: Dryer Power Source
220 Electric
General: Dryer Vent
Metal (Flex)
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Drain Size
2"
General: Laundry Room
Laundry Sink: Laundry Sink
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency

27 - Misc. Interior

IN NI NP D
27.1 General X
27.2 Smoke Detectors X
27.3 Steps, Stairways & Railings X
General: Ground Floor HVAC Return
Smoke Detectors: Second Floor Hallway Smoke Detector
Steps, Stairways & Railings: Stairway To Bonus Room
Steps, Stairways & Railings: Stairway to second floor
Steps, Stairways & Railings: Guard Rails

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. a representative number of doors and windows by opening and closing them; B. floors, walls and ceilings; C. stairs, steps, landings, stairways and ramps; D. railings, guards and handrails; and E. garage vehicle doors and the operation of garage vehicle door openers, using normal operating controls. II. 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
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
Credit
Comment
27.3.1 - Steps, Stairways & Railings

Loose Balusters

There was a handrail baluster that was loose. This could pose a safety hazard. Recommend a qualified handyman evaluate and fasten. 

Wrenches Handyman

28 - Attic

IN NI NP D
28.1 Roof Structure & Attic Space X
28.2 Attic Insulation X
28.3 Ventilation X
28.4 Electrical X
Roof Structure & Attic Space: Type
Gable
Roof Structure & Attic Space: Material
OSB
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Attic
Batt, Blown, Fiberglass, Foam-board
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Attic
Passive, Soffit Vents, Turbines, Gable Vents
Electrical: Electrical

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
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
Credit
Comment
28.2.1 - Attic Insulation

Bathroom Vents Into Attic Space

There was no indication that the bathroom vents exhausted to the outside.  One bathroom vent was observed in the attic venting directly into the attic space.  It is recommended to have the bathroom vents directed to the outside space outside of the house to prevent any moisture build up in the attic space.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
28.2.2 - Attic Insulation

Fallen Insulation

There was fallen insulation in some areas of the attic crawlspace area that can lead to energy loss.  This should be corrected by a qualified professional.

House construction Insulation Contractor
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Comment
28.4.1 - Electrical

Open Junction Box
Attic

Improper wiring splice in attic area. All wire splices should be in junction boxes with cover plate installed.

Electric Electrical Contractor

29 - Crawlspace And Structure

IN NI NP D
29.1 General X
29.2 Foundation Type X
29.3 Crawl Space Floor X
29.4 Above Floor Joists X
29.5 Pier X
29.6 Plumbing Piping X
29.7 Gas Piping Support X
29.8 Electrical X
29.9 Sump Pump X
General: Inspection Method
Crawlspace
Visual
Above Floor Joists: Above Floor Joists
Crawlspace
Wood Joists
Above Floor Joists: Rim Joist
Crawlspace
Visible Not Insulated
Sump Pump: Location
Crawlspace
Not Present
Foundation Type: Foundation Type
Crawlspace
Mason Block
Crawl Space Floor: Crawl Space Floor
Crawlspace
Vapor Barrier
Pier: Pier Type
Crawlspace
Concrete Masonry Unit
Plumbing Piping: Plumbing/Piping
Crawlspace
Copper, PVC
Gas Piping Support: Gas Piping - Crawlspace
Crawlspace

Crawlspace & Structure

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
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
Credit
Comment
29.2.1 - Foundation Type

Efflorescence On Crawlspace Wall(s)
Crawlspace

Efflorescence noted on the crawlspace wall 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.


Foundation Foundation Contractor
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Comment
29.3.1 - Crawl Space Floor

Condensation Forming On Vapor Barrier
Crawlspace

Condensation was formed on top of the vapor barrier.  The sources of moisture pooling and and causing the collection of condensation in the crawlspace should be identified and corrected by a qualified professional to prevent an environment for fungal growth. 

Foundation Foundation Contractor
Credit
Comment
29.3.2 - Crawl Space Floor

Wet Insulation Debris On Floor
Crawlspace

There was wet insulation debris on the floor of the crawlspace that can hold moisture within providing an environment for fungal/spore growth.

Contractor Qualified Professional
Credit
Comment
29.4.1 - Above Floor Joists

Fallen Insulation
Crawlspace

There was a number of insulation batts that had fallen from the floor joists.  This does not allow to fully insulate the above floor space.  Recommend repair by an Insulation contractor.

House construction Insulation Contractor
Credit
Comment
29.4.2 - Above Floor Joists

Fungal Growth In Crawlspace
Crawlspace

Fungal growth noted on crawl space wood framing. Have this removed by a qualified specialist.


Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
29.5.1 - Pier

Beam Not Centered On Pier
Crawlspace

A floor joist beam was not centered or fully supported by a CMU pier.  Recommend a structural engineer to evaluate as repair.

House construction Structural Engineer
Credit
Comment
29.5.2 - Pier

Cracking Observed On CMU Pier
Crawlspace

There was a CMU supporting the above floor structure that was cracked.  This should be corrected by a structural engineer.

House construction Structural Engineer
Credit
Comment
29.7.1 - Gas Piping Support

Corrosion Of Gas Piping
Crawlspace

It was noted during the crawl space inspection that there was excessive corrosion on portions of the gas piping.  This should be evaluated and repaired by a qualified contractor.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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Comment
29.8.1 - Electrical

Broken Or Missing Faceplate
Crawlspace

A double gang receptacle in the basement north bedroom was missing a faceplate.  This is a shock hazard and should be evaluated and repaired by a qualified contractor.

Electric Electrical Contractor

30 - Summary

IN NI NP D
30.1 General
General: Recommend Servicing the HVAC Systems Due To Age Of Units
Attic, Exterior

It is recommended to have a qualified HVAC professional service the two HVAC systems that were manufactured in 2005 due the age of the system(s).

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
Credit
Comment
30.1.1 - General

Lack Of Carbon Monoxide Detectors

It is recommended that carbon monoxide detectors are installed in the home as per the manufacturer's recommendations with the use of the gas appliance in the home.


Contractor Qualified Professional