Under-driven or exposed nails were found in one or more roof coverings. Recommend a qualified roofer evaluate and correct.
|2.2||Roof Drainage Systems||X||X|
|2.4||Skylights, Chimneys & Roof Penetrations||X||X|
5.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. roofing materials. 2. roof drainage systems. 3. flashing. 4. skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations. B. describe: 1. roofing materials. 2. methods used to inspect the roofing. 5.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: A. antennas. B. interiors of vent systems, uses, and chimneys that are not readily accessible. C. other installed accessories.
Under-driven or exposed nails were found in one or more roof coverings. Recommend a qualified roofer evaluate and correct.
Visible leaks were observed. Recommend a qualified roofer evaluate and repair.
Moss build up found on roof covering. Have moss cleaned off and roof covering evaluated.
Debris has accumulated in the gutters. Recommend cleaning to facilitate water flow.
Here is a DIY resource for cleaning your gutters.
Gutters were damaged. This can result in excessive moisture in the soil at the foundation, which can lead to foundation/structural movement. Recommend a qualified contractor evaluate and repair.
The chimney had loose bricks. Recommend a qualified roofer or masonry specialist repair.
Moisture found in attic under chimney flashing.
|3.1||Siding, Flashing & Trim||X||X|
|3.3||Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps||X||X|
|3.4||Eaves, Soffits & Fascia||X||X|
|3.5||Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls||X||X|
|3.6||Walkways, Patios & Driveways||X||X|
4.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. wall coverings, flashing, and trim. 2. exterior doors. 3. attached and adjacent decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches, and their associated railings. 4. eaves, soffits, and fascias where accessible from the ground level. 5. vegetation, grading, surface drainage, and retaining walls that are likely to adversely affect the building. 6. adjacent and entryway walkways, patios, and driveways. B. describe wall coverings. 4.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: A. screening, shutters, awnings, and similar seasonal accessories. B. fences, boundary walls, and similar structures. C. geological and soil conditions. D. recreational facilities. E. outbuildings other than garages and carports. F. seawalls, break-walls, and docks. G. erosion control and earth stabilization measures.
Areas of siding were worn and in need of maintenance. Recommend a qualified painter or siding specialist to correct.
Bulk head door is rotted. Recommend repair to prevent water and pest intrusion into basement.
Concrete steps are cracked, this is a trip hazard. Repair needed.
Standing water observed, which could indicate poor drainage and/or grading. Recommendation to monitor and/or have landscaper correct.
Here is a resource on dealing with standing water in your yard.
Recommend walkways be properly pitched to prevent icing in winter months.
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.
Exhaust fan motor is noisy, recommend motor be evaluated for proper working condition.
|5.4||Steps, Stairways & Railings||X|
|5.5||Countertops & Cabinets||X|
10.1 The inspector shall inspect: A. walls, ceilings, and floors. B. steps, stairways, and railings. C. countertops and a representative number of installed cabinets. D. a representative number of doors and windows. E. garage vehicle doors and garage vehicle door operators. F. installed ovens, ranges, surface cooking appliances, microwave ovens, dishwashing machines, and food waste grinders by using normal operating controls to activate the primary function. 10.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: A. paint, wallpaper, and other finish treatments. B. floor coverings. C. window treatments. D. coatings on and the hermetic seals between panes of window glass. E. central vacuum systems. F. recreational facilities. G. installed and free-standing kitchen and laundry appliances not listed in Section 10.1.F. H. appliance thermostats including their calibration, adequacy of heating elements, self cleaning oven cycles, indicator lights, door seals, timers, clocks, timed features, and other specialized features of the appliance. I. operate, or confirm the operation of every control and feature of an inspected appliance.
Recommend peeling paint be in capsulated. Cause of this condition appears to be from leaking chimney in attic.
One or more windows appears to have general damage, but are operational. Recommend to have windows professionally cleaned; lubricate & adjust as necessary.
Peeling chipping paint found on window trim. Recommend peeling paint be incapsulated.
Garage door springs were broken and in need of replacement. Recommend a qualified garage contractor replace.
|7.1||Fireplaces, Stoves & Inserts||X|
|7.3||Chimney & Vent Systems||X|
Needs to be cleaned
12.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. fuel-burning replaces, stoves, and replace inserts. 2. fuel-burning accessories installed in replaces. 3. chimneys and vent systems. B. describe systems and components listed in 12.1.A.1 and .2. 12.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. interiors of vent systems, uses, and chimneys that are not readily accessible. 2. fire screens and doors. 3. seals and gaskets. 4. automatic fuel feed devices. 5. mantles and replace surrounds. 6. combustion air components and to determine their adequacy. 7. heat distribution assists (gravity fed and fan assisted). 8. fuel-burning replaces and appliances located outside the inspected structures. B. determine draft characteristics. C. move fireplace inserts and stoves or firebox contents.
|8.1||Foundation, Basement & Crawlspaces||X||X|
|8.5||Roof Structure & Attic||X|
3. STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS 3.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect structural components including the foundation and framing. B. describe: 1. the methods used to inspect under floor crawlspaces and attics. 2. the foundation. 3. the floor structure. 4. the wall structure. 5. the ceiling structure. 6. the roof structure. 3.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. provide engineering or architectural services or analysis. B. offer an opinion about the adequacy of structural systems and components. C. enter under floor crawlspace areas that have less than 24 inches of vertical clearance between components and the ground or that have an access opening smaller than 16 inches by 24 inches. D. traverse attic load-bearing components that are concealed by insulation or by other materials.
Minor cracking was noted at the foundation. This is common as concrete ages and shrinkage surface cracks are normal. Recommend monitoring for more serious shifting/displacement.
Here is an informational article on foundation cracks.
|9.1||Fixtures / Faucets||X||X|
|9.2||Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems||X||X|
|9.4||Vents, Flues, & Chimneys||X|
|9.5||Sump Pumps / Sewage Ejectors||X|
|9.6||Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems||X||X|
6.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. interior water supply and distribution systems including fixtures and faucets. 2. interior drain, waste, and vent systems including fixtures. 3. water heating equipment and hot water supply systems. 4. vent systems, flues, and chimneys. 5. fuel storage and fuel distribution systems. 6. sewage ejectors, sump pumps, and related piping. B. describe: 1. interior water supply, drain, waste, and vent piping materials. 2. water heating equipment including energy source(s). 3. location of main water and fuel shut-off valves. 6.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. clothes washing machine connections. 2. interiors of vent systems, flues, and chimneys that are not readily accessible. 3. wells, well pumps, and water storage related equipment. 4. water conditioning systems. 5. solar, geothermal, and other renewable energy water heating systems. 6. manual and automatic re-extinguishing and sprinkler systems and landscape irrigation systems. 7. septic and other sewage disposal systems. B. determine: 1. whether water supply and sewage disposal are public or private. 2. water quality. 3. the adequacy of combustion air components. C. measure water supply low and pressure, and well water quantity. D. fill shower pans and fixtures to test for leaks.
Bathtub drain is leaking into basement.
Poor/slow drainage was observed at time of inspection. Recommend a qualified plumber evaluate and repair.
Discolored water found from bath tub faucet.
Cast iron drain line piping in basement are corroded and leaking. Replacement needed.
Old oil lines found, appears to be from under ground oil tank.
|10.1||Service Entrance Conductors||X||X|
|10.2||Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels||X|
|10.3||Branch Circuit Conductors, Overcurrent Devices and Compatibility of Their Amperage & Voltage||X|
|10.4||Connected Devices and Fixtures||X||X|
|10.5||Polarity and Grounding of Receptacles||X||X|
|10.6||GFCI & AFCI||X||X|
|10.8||Carbon Monoxide Detectors||X|
7.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. service drop. 2. service entrance conductors, cables, and raceways. 3. service equipment and main disconnects. 4. service grounding. 5. interior components of service panels and subpanels. 6. conductors. 7. overcurrent protection devices. 8. a representative number of installed lighting fixtures, switches, and receptacles. 9. ground fault circuit interrupters and arc fault circuit interrupters. B. describe: 1. amperage rating of the service. 2. location of main disconnect(s) and subpanels. 3. presence or absence of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms. 4. the predominant branch circuit wiring method. 7.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. remote control devices. 2. or test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, security systems, and other signaling and warning devices. 3. low voltage wiring systems and components. 4. ancillary wiring systems and components not a part of the primary electrical power distribution system. 5. solar, geothermal, wind, and other renewable energy systems. B. measure amperage, voltage, and impedance. C. determine the age and type of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms.
Service drop overhead wires are too low, not giving enough clearance above roof. Recommend contacting your local electric utility company or qualified electrician to see if they can correct.
Recommend fluorescent light fixers with covers be installed in closet to prevent over heating of light bulbs that could cause fires.
One or more outlets are not grounded. Recommend a qualified electrician replace non-grounded outlets with grounded ones.
One or more outlets won't "trip" when tested. Recommend a qualified electrician evaluate and repair.
Smoke detectors need to be replaced every ten years.
|11.3||Vents, Flues & Chimneys||X|
AFUE (Annual fuel utilization efficiency) is a metric used to measure furnace efficiency in converting fuel to energy. A higher AFUE rating means greater energy efficiency. 90% or higher meets the Department of Energy's Energy Star program standard.
8.1 The inspector shall: A. open readily openable access panels. B. inspect: 1. installed heating equipment. 2. vent systems, uses, and chimneys. 3. distribution systems. C. describe: 1. energy source(s). 2. heating systems. 8.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. interiors of vent systems, uses, and chimneys that are not readily accessible. 2. heat exchangers. 3. humidifiers and dehumidifiers. 4. electric air cleaning and sanitizing devices. 5. heating systems using ground-source, water-source, solar, and renewable energy technologies. 6. heat-recovery and similar whole-house mechanical ventilation systems. B. determine: 1. heat supply adequacy and distribution balance. 2. the adequacy of combustion air components.
9.1 The inspector shall: A. open readily openable access panels. B. inspect: 1. central and permanently installed cooling equipment. 2. distribution systems. C. describe: 1. energy source(s). 2. cooling systems. 9.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect electric air cleaning and sanitizing devices. B. determine cooling supply adequacy and distribution balance. C. inspect cooling units that are not permanently installed or that are installed in windows. D. inspect cooling systems using ground source, water source, solar, and renewable energy technologies.
11.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces. 2. ventilation of attics and foundation areas. 3. kitchen, bathroom, laundry, and similar exhaust systems. 4. clothes dryer exhaust systems. B. describe: 1. insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces. 2. absence of insulation in unfinished spaces at conditioned surfaces. 11.2 The inspector is NOT required to disturb insulation.
Insulation appears to have been pulled out and/or damaged by pests. Recommend a qualified insulation contractor evaluate and repair.
Attic venting was insufficient at time of inspection. Modern standards recommend 1.5 square feet of venting area for every 300 square feet of attic floor space. Recommend an attic contractor evaluate and remedy.
Dryer did not have visible venting to the exterior at time of inspection. This can cause a reduction in air flow and affect dryer performance. Recommend a qualified HVAC contractor or handyman install venting to the exterior.