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1234 Main St.
Westerly, RI 02891
12/15/2019 9:00AM

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1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
Client
Occupancy
Furnished, Vacant
Style
One Story
Temperature (approximate)
40 Fahrenheit (F)
Type of Building
Single Family
Weather Conditions
Cloudy

2 - Roofing

IN NI NP O
2.1 Coverings X X
2.2 Roof Drainage Systems X X
2.3 Flashings X
2.4 Skylights, Chimneys & Roof Penetrations X X
Inspection Method
Roof
Roof Type/Style
Hip
Coverings: Material
Asphalt
Coverings: Layers
One
Coverings: Age Of Roof
10-15Years
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Gutters Need Cleaning, Aluminum
Flashings: Material
Aluminum, Lead

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. 


  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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2.1.1 - Coverings

Exposed Nails

Under-driven or exposed nails were found in one or more roof coverings. Recommend a qualified roofer evaluate and correct. 

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2.1.2 - Coverings

Leakage
Garage

Visible leaks were observed. Recommend a qualified roofer evaluate and repair. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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2.1.3 - Coverings

Moss Build Up
Garage.

Moss build up found on roof covering. Have moss cleaned off and roof covering evaluated. 

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2.2.1 - Roof Drainage Systems

Debris

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

Here is a DIY resource for cleaning your gutters. 

Wrench DIY
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2.2.2 - Roof Drainage Systems

Gutter / Loose Damaged

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. 

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2.4.1 - Skylights, Chimneys & Roof Penetrations

Chimney Flue Cracked

The chimney flue had one or more cracks, which can lead to further damage to the chimney structure. Recommend a qualified contractor repair.
Fireplace Chimney Repair Contractor
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2.4.2 - Skylights, Chimneys & Roof Penetrations

Loose / Flaking Bricks

The chimney had loose bricks. Recommend a qualified roofer or masonry specialist repair. 

Fireplace Chimney Repair Contractor
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2.4.3 - Skylights, Chimneys & Roof Penetrations

Leaky Chimney Flashing

Moisture found in attic under chimney flashing. 

Contractor Qualified Professional

3 - Exterior

IN NI NP O
3.1 Siding, Flashing & Trim X X
3.2 Exterior Doors 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
Inspection Method
Visual
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Wood
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Style
Wood Shingles
Exterior Doors: Exterior Entry Door
Wood
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Material
Concrete
Eaves, Soffits & Fascia: Wood
Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls: Trim Back Vegitation
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Driveway Material
Concrete, Pavers

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.

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  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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3.1.1 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Paint Needed

Areas of siding were worn and in need of maintenance. Recommend a qualified painter or siding specialist to correct. 

Paint roller Painting Contractor
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3.2.1 - Exterior Doors

Rotted Bulkhead Door

Bulk head door is rotted. Recommend repair to prevent water and pest intrusion into basement. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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3.3.1 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Cracked Steps

Concrete steps are cracked, this is a trip hazard. Repair needed. 

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3.5.1 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Standing Water

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. 

Yard scissors Landscaping Contractor
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3.6.1 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Settled Walkways

Recommend walkways be properly pitched to prevent icing in winter months.

Contractor Qualified Professional

4 - Kitchen

IN NI NP O
4.1 Appliances X X
4.2 Plumbing X X
Appliances : Operable
Yes
Plumbing: Leaking Pipes
No
Plumbing: Leaking Faucet
No

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.

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  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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4.1.1 - Appliances

Noisy Exhaust Fan

Exhaust fan motor is noisy, recommend motor be evaluated for proper working condition. 

Contractor Qualified Professional

5 - Interiors

IN NI NP O
5.1 Walls X
5.2 Ceilings X X
5.3 Floors X
5.4 Steps, Stairways & Railings X
5.5 Countertops & Cabinets X
5.6 Doors X
5.7 Windows X X
5.8 Garage Door X X
Walls: Wall Material
Plaster
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Plaster
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet, Hardwood
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Wood
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Laminate
Windows: Material
Wood
Windows: Window Type
Casement
Garage Door: Material
Wood
Garage Door: Type
Up-and-Over, Automatic

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.

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  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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5.2.1 - Ceilings

Peeling Chipping Paint
Living Room

Recommend peeling paint be in capsulated. Cause of this condition appears  to be from leaking chimney in attic. 

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5.7.1 - Windows

Damaged

One or more windows appears to have general damage, but are operational. Recommend to have windows professionally cleaned; lubricate & adjust as necessary.

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5.7.2 - Windows

Peeling Paint
1st Floor West Bedroom

Peeling chipping paint found on window trim. Recommend peeling paint be incapsulated. 

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5.8.1 - Garage Door

Broken Springs

Garage door springs were broken and in need of replacement. Recommend a qualified garage contractor replace. 

Contractor Qualified Professional

6 - Garage

IN NI NP O
6.1 Fire Separation X
6.2 Garage Door X X
Type
2 Car
Garage Door: Material
Wood
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations

7 - Fireplaces and Fuel-Burning Appliances

IN NI NP O
7.1 Fireplaces, Stoves & Inserts X
7.2 Fuel-buring Accessories X
7.3 Chimney & Vent Systems X
Type
Wood
Fuel-buring Accessories: Chimney

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.

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

8 - Structural Components

IN NI NP O
8.1 Foundation, Basement & Crawlspaces X X
8.2 Floor Structure X
8.3 Wall Structure X
8.4 Ceiling Structure X
8.5 Roof Structure & Attic X
Inspection Method
Visual
Foundation, Basement & Crawlspaces: Material
Concrete
Floor Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Concrete
Floor Structure: Sub-floor
Plywood
Wall Structure: Material
Wood
Ceiling Structure: Material
Wood
Roof Structure & Attic: Material
Wood
Roof Structure & Attic: Type
Hip

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.

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  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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8.1.1 - Foundation, Basement & Crawlspaces

Foundation Cracks - Minor

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 - Plumbing

IN NI NP O
9.1 Fixtures / Faucets X X
9.2 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X X
9.3 Water Heater X
9.4 Vents, Flues, & Chimneys X
9.5 Sump Pumps / Sewage Ejectors X
9.6 Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems X X
9.7 Well System X
Filters
None
Main Fuel Shut-Off (Location)
Basement
Main Water Shut-Off Device (Location)
Basement
Material - Distribution
Copper
Material - Water Supply
Cast Iron, Copper
Source
Public
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Material
Cast Iron
Water Heater: Capacity
80 Gallons
Water Heater: Location
Basement
Water Heater: Manufacturer
Sepco
Water Heater: Power Source
Electric
Water Heater: Age
25 to 30 Years

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.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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9.1.1 - Fixtures / Faucets

Leaking Drain line
Basement

Bathtub drain is leaking into basement.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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9.2.1 - Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems

Poor/Slow Drainage

Poor/slow drainage was observed at time of inspection. Recommend a qualified plumber evaluate and repair. 

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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9.2.2 - Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems

Discolored Water

Discolored water found from bath tub faucet. 

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9.2.3 - Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems

Corroded Cast Iron Piping

Cast iron drain line piping in basement are corroded and leaking. Replacement needed. 

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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9.6.1 - Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems

Evidence of old under ground tank.

Old oil lines found, appears to be from under ground oil tank. 

Contractor Qualified Professional

10 - Electrical

IN NI NP O
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
10.7 Smoke Detectors X X
10.8 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X
Branch Wire 15 and 20 AMP
Aluminum
Wiring Method
Romex, BX
Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Overhead
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Capacity
100 AMP
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Locations
Basement
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Manufacturer
Murray
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Smoke Detectors: Present
Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Not Present

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.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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10.1.1 - Service Entrance Conductors

Not Enough Clearance

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. 

Electric Electrical Contractor
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10.4.1 - Connected Devices and Fixtures

Improper Light Fixture
Closets

Recommend fluorescent light fixers with covers be installed in closet to prevent over heating of light bulbs that could cause fires.

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10.5.1 - Polarity and Grounding of Receptacles

Outlet(s) Not Grounded
Living Room

One or more outlets are not grounded. Recommend a qualified electrician replace non-grounded outlets with grounded ones.

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10.6.1 - GFCI & AFCI

Outlet(s) Won't Trip
1st Floor Bathroom

One or more outlets won't "trip" when tested. Recommend a qualified electrician evaluate and repair. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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10.6.2 - GFCI & AFCI

Missing GFI Recepticals
Basement

Contractor Qualified Professional
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10.6.3 - GFCI & AFCI

Missing GFI Recepticals
Exterior

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10.7.1 - Smoke Detectors

Replace Smoke Detectors

Smoke detectors need to be replaced every ten years. 

Contractor Qualified Professional

11 - Heating

IN NI NP O
11.1 Heating Equipment X
11.2 Distribution Systems X
11.3 Vents, Flues & Chimneys X
Heating Equipment: Brand
Burnham
Heating Equipment: Energy Source
Oil
Heating Equipment: Filter Type
N/A
Heating Equipment: Heat Type
Base board hot water
Distribution Systems: Ductwork
None
AFUE Rating

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.

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

12 - Air Conditioning

IN NI NP O
12.1 Cooling Equipment X
12.2 Distribution System X
Type
N/A

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.

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

13 - Insulation and Ventilation

IN NI NP O
13.1 Attic Insulation X X
13.2 Vapor Retarders X
13.3 Ventilation X X
13.4 Exhaust Systems X X
Dryer Power Source
220 Electric
Dryer Vent
Not Vented
Flooring Insulation
Not Visible
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Blown
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
None Found
Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Fans
None

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.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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13.1.1 - Attic Insulation

Damaged
Bathroom

Insulation appears to have been pulled out and/or damaged by pests. Recommend a qualified insulation contractor evaluate and repair. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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13.3.1 - Ventilation

Attic Ventilation Insufficient

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.

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13.4.1 - Exhaust Systems

No Dryer Vent

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. 

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