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1234 Main St.
Humble, Texas 77346
11/21/2019 9:00AM

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The following definitions of comment descriptions represent this inspection report. All comments by the inspector should be considered before purchasing this home. Any recommendations by the inspector to repair or replace suggests a second opinion or further inspection by a qualified contractor. All costs associated with further inspection fees and repair or replacement of item, component or unit should be considered before you purchase the property.
Inspected (IN) = I visually observed the item, component or unit and if no other comments were made then it appeared to be functioning as intended allowing for normal wear and tear.
Not Inspected (NI)= I did not inspect this item, component or unit and made no representations of whether or not it was functioning as intended and will state a reason for not inspecting.
Not Present (NP) = This item, component or unit is not in this home or building.
Deficient (D) = The item, component or unit is not functioning as intended, or needs further inspection by a qualified contractor. Items, components or units that can be repaired to satisfactory condition may not need replacement.
After the inspection report is issued, it is recommended that the repairs be completed, or agreements made to complete the repairs before final closing. The buyer accepts all material defects, latent or exposed, upon closing. It is also recommended to have an annual reinspection performed by an inspector, or further evaluation by qualified contractors. This will ensure that repairs are made properly, as well as further evaluating systems and components over time. It is also recommended to purchase a home warranty for at least the first year in your new home.


Home inspectors are not required to report on the following: Life expectancy of any component or system; The causes of the need for a repair; The methods, materials, and costs of corrections; The suitability of the property for any specialized use; Compliance or non-compliance with codes, ordinances, statutes, regulatory requirements or restrictions; The market value of the property or its marketability; The advisability or inadvisability of purchase of the property; Any component or system that was not observed; The presence or absence of pests such as wood damaging organisms, rodents, or insects; or Cosmetic items, underground items, or items not permanently installed. Home inspectors are not required to: Offer warranties or guarantees of any kind; Calculate the strength, adequacy, or efficiency of any system or component; Enter any area or perform any procedure that may damage the property or its components or be dangerous to the home inspector or other persons; Operate any system or component that is shut down or otherwise inoperable; Operate any system or component that does not respond to normal operating controls; Disturb insulation, move personal items, panels, furniture, equipment, plant life, soil, snow, ice, or debris that obstructs access or visibility; Determine the presence or absence of any suspected adverse environmental condition or hazardous substance, including but not limited to mold, toxins, carcinogens, noise, contaminants in the building or in soil, water, and air; Determine the effectiveness of any system installed to control or remove suspected hazardous substances; Predict future condition, including but not limited to failure of components; Since this report is provided for the specific benefit of the customer(s), secondary readers of this information should hire a licensed inspector to perform an inspection to meet their specific needs and to obtain current information concerning this property.

1 - I. STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS

I NI NP D
1.1 A. Foundations X X
1.2 B. Grading and Drainage X
1.3 C. Roof Covering Materials X
1.4 D. Roof Structures and Attics X
1.5 E. Walls (Interior and Exterior) X X
1.6 F. Ceilings and Floors X X
1.7 G. Doors (Interior and Exterior) X
1.8 H. Windows X X
1.9 I. Stairways (Interior and Exterior) X
1.10 J. Fireplaces and Chimneys X
1.11 K. Porches, Balconies, Decks and Carports X
1.12 L. Other X
A. Foundations: Method used to observe Crawlspace
No crawlspace
A. Foundations: Columns or Piers
N/A
C. Roof Covering Materials: Types of Roof Coverings
Asphalt Composition 3-Tab Shingles
C. Roof Covering Materials: Viewed From
Walked
C. Roof Covering Materials: Roof Type
Hip
D. Roof Structures and Attics: Viewed From
Walked
D. Roof Structures and Attics: Attic
Accessible, Pull-Down Stairs
E. Walls (Interior and Exterior): Wall Structure
Not Visible
E. Walls (Interior and Exterior): Wall Material
Gypsum Board
E. Walls (Interior and Exterior): Siding Material
Hardie Board
F. Ceilings and Floors: Ceiling Structure
Not visible
F. Ceilings and Floors: Ceiling Materials
Gypsum Board
F. Ceilings and Floors: Floor Structure
Slab
F. Ceilings and Floors: Floor Coverings
Laminate
G. Doors (Interior and Exterior): Interior Doors
Hollow core
G. Doors (Interior and Exterior): Exterior Entry Doors
Steel
G. Doors (Interior and Exterior): Garage Door Material
Metal
H. Windows: Sky Light(s)
None
J. Fireplaces and Chimneys: Types of Fireplaces
None
J. Fireplaces and Chimneys: Chimney (exterior)
N/A
L. Other: Type
Concrete drive, Concrete walkway, Stone walkway
A. Foundations: Type of Foundation(s)
North
Concrete Slab

Post tension slab Anchors exposed on the north side of the home, exposure can result in corrosion of the cable, anchor, or plug-in wedges and eventually cause the cable to lose its tension and leave the foundation concrete with insufficient compression to resist cracking. 

B. Grading and Drainage: Planting Beds Near Foundation

Planting beds have been constructed near the exterior walls. Water for plants will eventually soak into soil and may reach soil supporting the foundation. Excessively high moisture levels in soil supporting the foundation can effect its ability to support the weight of the structure above.

D. Roof Structures and Attics: Approximate Depth of Insulation
More Than 12 Inches
D. Roof Structures and Attics: Roof Structure Type
Engineered wood trusses
H. Windows: Windows
Single Pane

Condensation or signs of moisture between panes of double pane windows typically indicates failure of the seals and may not be visible at all times, depending on weather conditions and other factors. The inspector reports the condition of the property at the time of inspection and makes every effort to find and report all defects, but signs of failed seals may be detected after the inspection as conditions change. Click here for more information

D. Roof Structures and Attics: All Areas Not Accessible

All areas of the attic are typically not accessible for inspection due to low headroom, lack of attic walkways, occupant's belongings or other factors. Insulation is not disturbed or removed during the inspection. 

E. Walls (Interior and Exterior): Siding covers exterior trim

Siding was covering exterior framing or trim in areas. I am unable to determine the condition of underlying materials at this time. 

G. Doors (Interior and Exterior): Garage door not operated

The inspector shall inspect: The foundation. The crawlspace. The visible structural components. Any present conditions or clear indications of active water penetration observed by the inspector. And report any general indications of foundation movement that are observed by the inspector, such as but not limited to sheetrock cracks, brick cracks, out-of-square door frames or floor slopes.


The inspector is not required to: Enter any crawlspaces that are not readily accessible or where entry could cause damage or pose a hazard to the inspector, Move stored items or debris, Operate sump pumps with inaccessible floats, Identify size, spacing, span, location or determine adequacy of foundation bolting, bracing, joists, joist spans or support systems, Provide any engineering or architectural service, Report on the adequacy of any structural system or component.

  • I = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficient
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1.1.1 - A. Foundations

Exposed reinforcement

Post tension cable ends, rebar or nails were found to be exposed at the time of inspection and showing signs of rust.  It is recommended to clean the exposed metal of rust and apply a non-shrink grout to help prevent rust which may lead to cracks in the slab.

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1.3.1 - C. Roof Covering Materials

Granules in Gutter

Granules from the asphalt shingles were accumulated in the gutters. This is not a defective condition, but is common and expected. However, the granules trap sediment which hardens and prevents fully functional drainage of the gutters and may hasten rust or corrosion. The Inspector recommends thorough cleaning to help prevent deterioration of the gutters.

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1.3.2 - C. Roof Covering Materials

Torn/split

The roof had torn or split shingles, which may need to be repaired or replaced to help prevent water intrusion into the roof structure.

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1.3.3 - C. Roof Covering Materials

Exposed nails

 At the time of the inspection I observed exposed roof nails in one or more spots on the roof,  exposed nails can rust and allow  leaks over time. Recommend this be corrected 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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1.3.4 - C. Roof Covering Materials

Dish

 Satellite dish attached to roof surface, would recommend monitoring has these areas are possible spot for moisture intrusion 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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1.5.1 - E. Walls (Interior and Exterior)

Gaps need sealant

The home had visible gaps or holes in areas of the siding covering exterior walls. The Inspector recommends application of an appropriate sealant at these areas to help prevent damage from moisture intrusion to the home materials, the exterior wall structure and to prevent development of microbial growth.

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1.5.2 - E. Walls (Interior and Exterior)

Seal Penetrations

Exterior wall penetrations had gaps that should to be sealed with an appropriate sealant to prevent moisture and insect entry. 

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1.5.3 - E. Walls (Interior and Exterior)

Trim - Damaged/Deteriorated

Exterior trim was found to be damaged or deteriorated. This should be corrected to help prevent water intrusion or pest entry into the structure.

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1.5.4 - E. Walls (Interior and Exterior)

Peeling Paint/Bare Wood

Exterior trim had peeling paint or bare wood exposed to weather in areas around the home. Paint/sealant should be applied here to help avoid the need for immediate replacement. 

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1.6.1 - F. Ceilings and Floors

Threshholds Missing
Front bedroom entry

One or more thresholds were not installed at floor transitions or doors in the home.

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1.7.1 - G. Doors (Interior and Exterior)

Door Hardware

Hardware for one or more doors in the home appears to be improperly installed. Deadbolt doesn’t completely lock. Recommend This be corrected.

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1.8.1 - H. Windows

Window screens missing/damaged

Window screens around the home appeared to be missing or damaged at the time of inspection.
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1.8.2 - H. Windows

Window - deterioration

One or more windows in the home exhibited signs of caulking deterioration and may need to be repaired to help prevent water intrusion in this area.

2 - II. ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

I NI NP D
2.1 A. Service Entrance and Panels X X
2.2 B. Branch Circuits, Connected Devices and Fixtures X X
A. Service Entrance and Panels: Electrical Service
Underground
A. Service Entrance and Panels: Panel Type
Circuit breakers
A. Service Entrance and Panels: Electrical Panel Capacity
125 Amps
A. Service Entrance and Panels: Electric Panel Manufacturer
CUTLER HAMMER
B. Branch Circuits, Connected Devices and Fixtures: Type of Wiring
Copper, Aluminum
B. Branch Circuits, Connected Devices and Fixtures: Wiring Methods
Romex
A. Service Entrance and Panels: Service Panel Location
North
B. Branch Circuits, Connected Devices and Fixtures: Plugs, Switches - Not Removed

Plugs, switches, junction box covers and light fixtures are typically not removed during the inspection. Disassembly of the electrical system is beyond the scope of a home inspection and may reveal defects that were not visible at the time of inspection. 

B. Branch Circuits, Connected Devices and Fixtures: Plugs,

 Some plugs in the home or on accessible due to furniture being in the home 

The inspector shall inspect: The service line. The meter box. The main disconnect. And determine the rating of the service amperage. Panels, breakers and fuses. The service grounding and bonding. A representative sampling of switches, receptacles, light fixtures, AFCI receptacles and test all GFCI receptacles and GFCI circuit breakers observed and deemed to be GFCI's during the inspection. And report the presence of solid conductor aluminum branch circuit wiring if readily visible. And report on any GFCI-tested receptacles in which power is not present, polarity is incorrect, the receptacle is not grounded, is not secured to the wall, the cover is not in place, the ground fault circuit interrupter devices are not properly installed or do not operate properly, or evidence of arcing or excessive heat is present. The service entrance conductors and the condition of their sheathing. The ground fault circuit interrupters observed and deemed to be GFCI's during the inspection with a GFCI tester. And describe the amperage rating of the service. And report the absence of smoke detectors. Service entrance cables and report as in need of repair deficiencies in the integrity of the insulation, drip loop, or separation of conductors at weatherheads and clearances.


The inspector is not required to: Insert any tool, probe or device into the main panel, sub-panels, downstream panel, or electrical fixtures. Operate electrical systems that are shut down. Remove panel covers or dead front covers if not readily accessible. Operate over current protection devices. Operate non-accessible smoke detectors. Measure or determine the amperage or voltage of the main service if not visibly labeled. Inspect the alarm system and components. Inspect the ancillary wiring or remote control devices. Activate any electrical systems or branch circuits which are not energized. Operate overload devices. Inspect low voltage systems, electrical de-icing tapes, swimming pool wiring or any time-controlled devices. Verify the continuity of the connected service ground. Inspect private or emergency electrical supply sources, including but not limited to generators, windmills, photovoltaic solar collectors, or battery or electrical storage facility. Inspect spark or lightning arrestors. Conduct voltage drop calculations. Determine the accuracy of breaker labeling. Inspect exterior lighting.

  • I = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficient
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2.1.1 - A. Service Entrance and Panels

Anti-Oxidant Compound

Anti-Oxidant compound was not visible where aluminum service wires were connected in the panel. This is a maintenance item that should be corrected by a qualified professional to help prevent oxidation of aluminum wires. 

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2.2.1 - B. Branch Circuits, Connected Devices and Fixtures

No GFCI
Garage Garage

No ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection of home electrical receptacles was provided in areas at the time of inspection. At the time of the inspection I was only able to test one outlet in the garage due to occupants belongings covering  or electronics plugged in.  Outlet  was not GFCI protected 

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2.2.2 - B. Branch Circuits, Connected Devices and Fixtures

Exterior receptacle - weatherproofing

An exterior electrical outlet did not have a weatherproof cover properly installed. This should be corrected to help prevent moisture intrusion and premature failure in this area.

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2.2.3 - B. Branch Circuits, Connected Devices and Fixtures

Missing cover plates-attic

One or more electrical receptacle, switch, light fixture or junction box in the attic was missing a cover plate at the time of the inspection. This condition is a shock/electrocution. Approved cover plates should be installed by a qualified electrical contractor to prevent direct contact with energized electrical components.
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2.2.4 - B. Branch Circuits, Connected Devices and Fixtures

Smoke detectors batteries

 At the time of the inspection all smoke detectors were operating,  batteries should be checked periodically and changed as needed 

Contractor Qualified Professional

3 - III. HEATING, VENTILATION, AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS

I NI NP D
3.1 A. Heating Equipment X
3.2 B. Cooling Equipment X X
3.3 C. Duct Systems, Chases and Vents X
A. Heating Equipment: Type of Systems
Furnace

Furnace

A. Heating Equipment: Energy Sources
Gas
A. Heating Equipment: Heat System Brand
RHEEM
A. Heating Equipment: Furnace Location
Attic
B. Cooling Equipment: Cooling Equipment Energy Source
Electricity
B. Cooling Equipment: Central Air Brand
RHEEM
C. Duct Systems, Chases and Vents: Ductwork
Insulated
C. Duct Systems, Chases and Vents: Filter Size
20x25
A. Heating Equipment: Furnace - Date of Manufacture
2006

The date of manufacture is derived from the serial number on the furnace data plate. 

B. Cooling Equipment: Type of Systems
Central Air Conditioner
B. Cooling Equipment: Condenser - Date of Manufacture
2006

The date of manufacture is derived from the serial number on the condenser unit data plate.

B. Cooling Equipment: A/C drain
1st Bathroom front of home

A/C  Lines typically tie into the plumbing of a home under a kitchen or bathroom sink.

C. Duct Systems, Chases and Vents: Filter Type
Attic
Disposable, Media filter
C. Duct Systems, Chases and Vents: Ducts
Attic

 At the time of the inspection ducks appeared to be functioning as intended.

A. Heating Equipment: Emergency heat not operated

The heat pump was not operated in heat mode since the ambient temperature was above 65 degrees to avoid damaging the unit. 

The inspector shall inspect: The heating system and describe the energy source and heating method using normal operating controls. And report as in need of repair electric furnaces which do not operate. And report if inspector deemed the furnace inaccessible. The central cooling equipment using normal operating controls. The fireplace, and open and close the damper door if readily accessible and operable. Hearth extensions and other permanently installed components. And report as in need of repair deficiencies in the lintel, hearth and material surrounding the fireplace, including clearance from combustible materials.


The inspector is not required to: Inspect or evaluate interiors of flues or chimneys, fire chambers, heat exchangers, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, electronic air filters, solar heating systems, solar heating systems or fuel tanks. Inspect underground fuel tanks. Determine the uniformity, temperature, flow, balance, distribution, size, capacity, BTU, or supply adequacy of the heating system. Light or ignite pilot flames. Activate heating, heat pump systems, or other heating systems when ambient temperatures or when other circumstances are not conducive to safe operation or may damage the equipment. Override electronic thermostats. Evaluate fuel quality. Verify thermostat calibration, heat anticipation or automatic setbacks, timers, programs or clocks. Determine the uniformity, temperature, flow, balance, distribution, size, capacity, BTU, or supply adequacy of the cooling system. Inspect window units, through-wall units, or electronic air filters. Operate equipment or systems if exterior temperature is below 60 degrees Fahrenheit or when other circumstances are not conducive to safe operation or may damage the equipment. Inspect or determine thermostat calibration, heat anticipation or automatic setbacks or clocks. Examine electrical current, coolant fluids or gasses, or coolant leakage. Inspect the flue or vent system. Inspect the interior of chimneys or flues, fire doors or screens, seals or gaskets, or mantels. Determine the need for a chimney sweep. Operate gas fireplace inserts. Light pilot flames. Determine the appropriateness of such installation. Inspect automatic fuel feed devices. Inspect combustion and/or make-up air devices. Inspect heat distribution assists whether gravity controlled or fan assisted. Ignite or extinguish fires. Determine draft characteristics. Move fireplace inserts, stoves, or firebox contents. Determine adequacy of draft, perform a smoke test or dismantle or remove any component. Perform an NFPA inspection. Perform a Phase 1 fireplace and chimney inspection.

  • I = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficient
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3.2.1 - B. Cooling Equipment

Missing or damaged foam sleeve

The foam sleeve on suction line is missing or damaged  in area(s) at the A/C condenser unit outside. Missing foam on the suction line can cause energy loss and condensation.

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3.2.2 - B. Cooling Equipment

Condensation tube blockage

The condensation tube designed to properly dispose of condensate produced by the operation of the air-conditioning evaporator coils appears to be blocked or had been blocked and may not properly dispose of condensate. Recommend it to be capped. 

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3.2.3 - B. Cooling Equipment

Rusted drain pan
Attic

The drain pan is rusted and may fail prematurely. This should ideally be corrected to help prevent water intrusion into the wall/ceiling structure. 

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3.3.1 - C. Duct Systems, Chases and Vents

Dryer vent

The dryer vent terminated through the roof, and was obstructed  with lint. Recommend this should be cleaned 

Contractor Qualified Professional

4 - IV. PLUMBING SYSTEMS

I NI NP D
4.1 A. Plumbing Supply, Distribution System and Fixtures X X
4.2 B. Drains, Wastes and Vents X X
4.3 C. Water Heating Equipment X
4.4 D. Hydro-Massage Therapy Equipment X
4.5 E. Other X X
A. Plumbing Supply, Distribution System and Fixtures: Location of water meter
in yard
A. Plumbing Supply, Distribution System and Fixtures: Plumbing Water Distribution Inside home
Copper
B. Drains, Wastes and Vents: Plumbing Waste
Public
B. Drains, Wastes and Vents: Plumbing Waste Pipe
Unknown
C. Water Heating Equipment: Energy Sources
Gas
C. Water Heating Equipment: Capacity
40 Gallon
C. Water Heating Equipment: Water Heater Location
Garage
A. Plumbing Supply, Distribution System and Fixtures: Water Supply
Public
A. Plumbing Supply, Distribution System and Fixtures: Location of main water supply valve
South
Outside
A. Plumbing Supply, Distribution System and Fixtures: Static water pressure reading
60 psi
A. Plumbing Supply, Distribution System and Fixtures: Water Supply into Home
South
PVC
C. Water Heating Equipment: Water Heater Manufacturer
RHEEM
C. Water Heating Equipment: Water Heater - Date of Manufacture
2006

The date of manufacture is derived from the serial number on the data plate.

E. Other: Not Pressure Tested

Gas/LP piping was not exhaustively tested for for leaks and a pressure test was not performed at the time of inspection. 

A. Plumbing Supply, Distribution System and Fixtures: Shut-Off Valves - Not Operated

The main water shut-off valve and individual fixture shut-off valves were not operated at the time of inspection to avoid potential water damage from leakage. If the valve has not been operated recently, it may leak and need to be repaired. 

B. Drains, Wastes and Vents: Drain, Waste & Vent Pipes - Not Visible

Most drain, waste and vent pipes are typically not visible in a finished home and a sewer scope camera was not used at the time of inspection. 

C. Water Heating Equipment: TP&R Not Operated

The TP&R valve for the water heater was not operated at the time of inspection, since the water heater was in the attic or the inspector felt that water damage may occur from a malfunction in the valve or piping. Temperature, pressure and relief valves should be tested periodically to ensure proper operation. Consult a qualified plumber if this an area of concern.

The inspector shall: Verify the presence of and identify the location of the main water shutoff valve. Inspect the water heating equipment, including combustion air, venting, connections, energy sources, seismic bracing, and verify the presence or absence of temperature-pressure relief valves and/or Watts 210 valves. Flush toilets. Run water in sinks, tubs, and showers. Inspect the interior water supply including all fixtures and faucets. Inspect the drain, waste and vent systems, including all fixtures. Describe any visible fuel storage systems. Inspect the drainage sump pumps testing sumps with accessible floats. Inspect and describe the water supply, drain, waste and main fuel shut-off valves, as well as the location of the water main and main fuel shut-off valves. Inspect and determine if the water supply is public or private. Inspect and report as in need of repair deficiencies in the water supply by viewing the functional flow in two fixtures operated simultaneously. Inspect and report as in need of repair deficiencies in installation and identification of hot and cold faucets. Inspect and report as in need of repair mechanical drain-stops that are missing or do not operate if installed in sinks, lavatories and tubs. Inspect and report as in need of repair commodes that have cracks in the ceramic material, are improperly mounted on the floor, leak, or have tank components which do not operate.

The inspector is not required to: Light or ignite pilot flames. Determine the size, temperature, age, life expectancy or adequacy of the water heater. Inspect interiors of flues or chimneys, water softening or filtering systems, well pumps or tanks, safety or shut-of valves, floor drains, lawn sprinkler systems or fire sprinkler systems. Determine the exact flow rate, volume, pressure, temperature, or adequacy of the water supply. Determine the water quality or potability or the reliability of the water supply or source. Open sealed plumbing access panels. Inspect clothes washing machines or their connections. Operate any main, branch or fixture valve. Test shower pans, tub and shower surrounds or enclosures for leakage. Evaluate the compliance with local or state conservation or energy standards, or the proper design or sizing of any water, waste or venting components, fixtures or piping. Determine the effectiveness of anti-siphon, back-flow prevention or drain-stop devices. Determine whether there are sufficient clean-outs for effective cleaning of drains. Evaluate gas, liquid propane or oil storage tanks. Inspect any private sewage waste disposal system or component of. Inspect water treatment systems or water filters. Inspect water storage tanks, pressure pumps or bladder tanks. Evaluate time to obtain hot water at fixtures, or perform testing of any kind to water heater elements. Evaluate or determine the adequacy of combustion air. Test, operate, open or close safety controls, manual stop valves and/or temperature or pressure relief valves. Examine ancillary systems or components, such as, but not limited to, those relating to solar water heating, hot water circulation.

  • I = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficient
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4.1.1 - A. Plumbing Supply, Distribution System and Fixtures

Hose bib Backflow preventer

Exterior hose bibs were found to be missing backflow preventer devices (vacuum breakers). Vacuum breakers are easy to install, inexpensive and should be in place to help prevent possible contamination of water supply. Click here for more information

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4.2.1 - B. Drains, Wastes and Vents

No main cleanout

The Inspector was unable to locate a cleanout for the main sewer pipe. Generally-accepted modern standards mandate that a full-size cleanout be located within 5 feet of the foundation in line with the buliding drain and sewer. 

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4.5.1 - E. Other

CSST Bonding

Corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST) was found in the home and did not appear to be properly bonded. Further evaluation and correction by a qualified professional is recommended. Click here for more information about CSST bonding

5 - V. APPLIANCES

I NI NP D
5.1 A. Dishwasher X
5.2 B. Food Waste Disposers X
5.3 C. Range Hood and Exhaust System X
5.4 D. Ranges, Cooktops and Ovens X
5.5 E. Microwave Ovens X
5.6 F. Mechanical Exhaust Vents and bathroom Heaters X
5.7 G. Garage Door Operator(s) X
5.8 H. Dryer Exhaust System X X
5.9 I. Other X
A. Dishwasher: Dishwasher

 On the day of the inspection the dishwasher operated as intended.

B. Food Waste Disposers: Food waste disposer

Functioning as intended 

D. Ranges, Cooktops and Ovens: Energy Source
Natural Gas
D. Ranges, Cooktops and Ovens: Type
Range, Oven
G. Garage Door Operator(s): Auto-opener Manufacturer
N/A
I. Other: Refrigerator
Kitchen

Buyer unaware if refrigerator will stay with the home.

A. Dishwasher: Dishwasher Brand
WHIRLPOOL
B. Food Waste Disposers: Disposer Brand
Kitchen
UNKNOWN
C. Range Hood and Exhaust System: Exhaust/Range hood
Samsung
D. Ranges, Cooktops and Ovens: Range/Oven Manufacturer
WHIRLPOOL
I. Other: Refrigerator Manufacturer
KITCHENAIDE
C. Range Hood and Exhaust System: Microwave Vent
Kitchen
The range hood exhaust system was part of a combination vent hood/microwave oven appliance.
E. Microwave Ovens: Built in Microwave Manufacturer
SAMSUNG
F. Mechanical Exhaust Vents and bathroom Heaters: Fans

Fans located in bathroom and performing as intended on the day of the inspection.

H. Dryer Exhaust System: Dryer Lint

It is typically recommended to have the dryer exhaust ducts cleaned of lint before installing the new dryer and at least once a year. Accumulated lint can be a fire hazard. 

I. Other: Washer/Dryer Not Operated

Washing machines and dryers are typically not operated during the inspection. 

The home inspector shall observe and operate the basic functions of the following kitchen appliances: Permanently installed dishwasher, through its normal cycle; Range, cook top, and permanently installed oven; Trash compactor; Garbage disposal; Ventilation equipment or range hood; and Permanently installed microwave oven. The home inspector is not required to observe: Clocks, timers, self-cleaning oven function, or thermostats for calibration or automatic operation; Non built-in appliances; or Refrigeration units. The home inspector is not required to operate: Appliances in use; or Any appliance that is shut down or otherwise inoperable.

  • I = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficient
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5.8.1 - H. Dryer Exhaust System

Dryer vent
Roof

Dryer vent obstructed  with lint, should be cleaned prior to installation of new dryer. Possible fire hazard.

Contractor Qualified Professional

6 - VI. OPTIONAL SYSTEMS

I NI NP D
6.1 A. Landscape Irrigation (Sprinkler) Systems X
6.2 B. Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs and Equipment X
6.3 C. Out Buildings X
6.4 D. Private Water Wells (a coliform analysis is recommended) X
6.5 E. Private Sewage Disposal (Septic) System X
6.6 F. Other X
B. Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs and Equipment: Type of Construction
N/A
B. Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs and Equipment: Pool Shape
N/A
D. Private Water Wells (a coliform analysis is recommended): Type of Pump
N/A
D. Private Water Wells (a coliform analysis is recommended): Type of Storage Equipment
N/A
D. Private Water Wells (a coliform analysis is recommended): Proximity to any known septic system
N/A
E. Private Sewage Disposal (Septic) System: Type of System
N/A
E. Private Sewage Disposal (Septic) System: Location of Drain Field
N/A
E. Private Sewage Disposal (Septic) System: Proximity to any known water well
N/A
A. Landscape Irrigation (Sprinkler) Systems: Could not locate
The inspector could not locate the zone valve box. Consult with the seller for its location. The landscape irrigation system was not inspected. The Inspector recommends that before the expiration of your Inspection Objection Deadline you have the system inspected by a qualified contractor.
C. Out Buildings: Not Inspected

The outbuilding was not inspected. 

Pools are fun, but children and adults can lose their life quickly. Over 4000 lives annually are lost with one-third under the age of 14. A child can drown in the time it takes to answer a phone. A swimming pool is 14 times more likely than a motor vehicle to be involved in the death of a child age 4 and under. An estimated 5,000 children ages 14 and under are hospitalized due to near-drownings each year; 15 percent die in the hospital and as many as 20 percent suffer severe, permanent brain damage. Of all preschoolers who drown, 70 percent are in the care of one or both parents at the time of the drowning and 75 percent are missing from sight for five minutes or less.
Pools are inspected visually and operated in normal operating ranges, at the time of inspection. Safety equipment such as heater limit switches may not be tested to prevent possible damage to equipment. A water test may be performed, but should not be considered as omniscient. It is recommended to have a professional perform service, water testing and maintenance to the pool initially. A leak test of the pool shell will not be performed at the time of inspection. Underground water lines are not scoped at the time of inspection. If this is an area of concern to you, then further evaluation by a qualified pool contractor is recommended.
A pool alarm with a loud speaker system to sound outside as well as inside the home could save a life. Even if you do not have children you should be concerned. 35% of children that drowned did so in someone else's pool.

  • I = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficient

7 - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE INSPECTOR

In Attendance
Buyer
Weather
Hot, Clear
Temperature
90
Rain in Last 3 Days
Yes
Soil Surface
Damp
Appurtenance
Porch
Garage
Attached
Type of Building
Single Family One-Story
Occupied

Homes that are occupied or staged typically present limitations to the inspection process. Furniture, belongings, appliances and floor or wall coverings can potentially cover up problems that may otherwise be detected in an empty home. 

INFORMATION INCLUDED UNDER "ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PROVIDED BY INSPECTOR", OR PROVIDED AS AN ATTACHMENT WITH THE STANDARD FORM, IS NOT REQUIRED BY THE COMMISSION AND MAY CONTAIN CONTRACTUAL TERMS BETWEEN THE INSPECTOR AND YOU, AS THE CLIENT. THE COMMISSION DOES NOT REGULATE CONTRACTUAL TERMS BETWEEN PARTIES. IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE EFFECT OF ANY CONTRACTUAL TERM CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION OR ANY ATTACHMENTS, CONSULT AN ATTORNEY.