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1234 Main St.
Rochester NH 03867
02/15/2019 9:00AM

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Major concern / safety hazard

1 - Inspection Details

General: In Attendance
Client, Listing Agent, Inspector
General: Temperature (approximate)
50 Fahrenheit (F)
General: Type of Building
Single Family
General: Weather Conditions
Cloudy
General: Overview
Inspection Overview

Thank You for choosing Reveal Home Inpections to perform your home inspection. The goal of this inspection and report is to put you in a better position to make an informed real estate decision. This report is a general guide and provides you with information to help you make your own evaluation of the overall condition of the home and is not intended to reflect the value of the property, or to make any representation as to the advisability of purchase. Not all improvements, defects or hazards will be identified during this inspection. Unexpected repairs should still be anticipated.This inspection is not a guarantee or warranty of any kind. Reveal Home Inspection endeavors to perform all inspections in substantial compliance with New Hampshire State Standards of Practice. Please refer to the pre-inspection contract for a full explanation of the scope of the inspection. This Home Inspection Report contains observations of those systems and components that, in the professional judgement of the inspector, are not functioning properly, significantly deficient, unsafe, or are near the end of their useful service lives. If the cause for the deficiency is not readily apparent, the suspected cause or reason why the system or component is at or near end of useful service life is reported, and recommendations for correction or monitoring are made as appropriate.This report is effectively a snapshot of the house recording the conditions on a given date and time. Home inspectors cannot predict future behavior, and as such, we cannot be responsible for things that occur after the inspection. If conditions change, we are available to revisit the property for an additional charge and update our report.Any oral statements made by the Inspector pertaining to Recommended Upgrades or any inclusion in the Inspection Report of information regarding Recommended Upgrades shall be deemed to be informational only and supplied as a courtesy to you and shall not be deemed to be an amendment to or waiver of any exclusions included in the "Home Inspection Agreement and Standards of Practice. Any and all recommendations for repair, replacement, evaluation and maintenance issues found should be evaluated by the appropriate trades contractors within the clients inspection contingency window or prior to closing.This report has been prepared for your exclusive use, as our client. No use by third parties is intended. We will not be responsible to any parties for the contents of the report, other than the part named herein. We are available to you throughout the entire real estate transaction process. Should you have any questions, please call or email us. Again, thank you for using Reveal Home Inspection LLC !


Sincerely,

Bob Jenkins

Rich Messina

Owner/Certified & Licensed Professional Inspectors

Reveal Home Inspection LLC


General: Perspective
Locations

For the purpose of this report, all directional references (Left, Right, Front, Back) are based on when facing the front of the structure as depicted in the cover image above.

General: Use Of Photos
Photos

Your report includes many photographs. Some pictures are intended as a courtesy and are added for your information. Some are to help clarify where the inspector has been, what was looked at, and the condition of the system or component at the time of the inspection. Some of the pictures may be of deficiencies or problem areas, these are to help you better understand what is documented in this report and may allow you to see areas or items that you normally would not see. Not all problem areas or conditions will be supported with photos.

General: Occupancy
Vacant

For furnished homes, access to some items such as electrical outlets, windows, wall/floor surfaces and cabinet interiors can be restricted by furniture and/or personal belongings. These items are limitations of the inspection and these items may conceal defects.

2 - Roof

General: Inspection Method
Roof
Coverings: Material
Asphalt
Coverings: Layers
1+ Layer
Coverings: Pitch
Medium
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Metal/Aluminum
Flashings: Material
Lead
Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations: Inspection Method
Roof
Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations: Chimney Material
Brick/Stone
General: Roof Type/Style
Gable

I. The inspector shall inspect from ground level or the eaves:


  1. the roof-covering materials;
  2. the gutters;
  3. the downspouts;
  4. the vents, flashing, skylights, chimney, and other roof penetrations; and 
  5. the general structure of the roof from the readily accessible panels, doors or stairs.


II. The inspector shall describe:


  1. the type of roof-covering materials.


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


  1. observed indications of active roof leaks.


IV. The inspector is not required to:


  1. walk on any roof surface.
  2. predict the service life expectancy. 
  3. inspect underground downspout diverter drainage pipes. 
  4. remove snow, ice, debris or other conditions that prohibit the observation of the roof surfaces.
  5. move insulation. 
  6. inspect antennae, satellite dishes, lightning arresters, de-icing equipment, or similar attachments.
  7. walk on any roof areas that appear, in the inspector's opinion, to be unsafe.
  8. walk on any roof areas if doing so might, in the inspector's opinion, cause damage. 
  9. perform a water test.
  10. warrant or certify the roof.
  11. confirm proper fastening or installation of any roof-covering material.


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Comment
2.1.1 - General

Roof Sag
Front, right side

Observed roof that was sagging/uneven. Recommend further review to determine cause of the sag and repair as necessary.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
2.2.1 - Coverings

Moss Buildup
Front, left side

Recommend removal of moss from roofing materials.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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Comment
2.3.1 - Roof Drainage Systems

Downspouts Drain Near Foundation
Front and rear of house

One or more downspouts drain too close to the foundation which may cause water to enter into the home. Recommend to adjust downspout extensions to drain at least 6 feet from the foundation.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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Comment
2.4.1 - Flashings

Loose/Separated
Chimney

Flashings observed to be loose or separated, which can lead to water intrusion and/or mold. Recommend a qualified roofing contractor repair.
Roof Roofing Professional
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Comment
2.4.2 - Flashings

Pipe Flashing Boot

Pipe flashing is not installed correct. This could allow water into the attic.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
2.5.1 - Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations

Chimney Cap Missing
Chimney

No chimney cap was observed. This is important to protect from moisture intrusion and protect the chimney. Recommend a qualified roofer or chimney expert install.
Roof Roofing Professional
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Comment
2.5.2 - Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations

Chimney Spark Arrestor Missing
Chimney

No chimney spark arrestor was observed. This is important to protect spark embers from landing on the roof or other combustible . Recommend a qualified roofer or chimney expert install.
Roof Roofing Professional
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Comment
2.5.3 - Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations

Chimney Flashing
Chimney

Improper flashing around the chimney. This is important to protect from moisture intrusion around the chimney. Recommend a qualified roofer or chimney expert install.
Roof Roofing Professional
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Comment
2.5.4 - Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations

Chimney Flue Damage
Chimney

Both flues of the chimney appear to have damage. Damage is external as well as internal. Suggest a chimney professional evaluates to be sure the chimney is safe to use.

Fireplace Chimney Repair Contractor

3 - Exterior

Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Vinyl
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Trim Material
Steel/Metal/Aluminum, Wood
Windows: Window Material
Wood, Vinyl
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Patio
Pavers
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Driveway Material
Asphalt
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Stoop/Steps
Concrete
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Porch
None
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Deck/Balcony
Wood
Exterior Doors: Exterior Entry Door
Steel, Wood
Windows: Window Type
Casement, Double-hung
Eaves, Soffits & Fascia: Material
Steel/Metal/Aluminum, Wood
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Walkway Material
Pavers

I. The inspector shall inspect:


  1. the exterior wall-covering materials; 
  2. the eaves, soffits and fascia;
  3. a representative number of windows;
  4. all exterior doors;
  5. flashing and trim;
  6. adjacent walkways and driveways;
  7. stairs, steps, stoops, stairways and ramps;
  8. porches, patios, decks, balconies and carports;
  9. railings, guards and handrails; and 
  10. 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:


  1. the type of exterior wall-covering materials.


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


  1. any improper spacing between intermediate balusters, spindles and rails.


IV. The inspector is not required to:


  1. inspect or operate screens, storm windows, shutters, awnings, fences, outbuildings, or exterior accent lighting.
  2. inspect items that are not visible or readily accessible from the ground, including window and door flashing. 
  3. inspect or identify geological, geotechnical, hydrological or soil conditions. 
  4. inspect recreational facilities or playground equipment. 
  5. inspect seawalls, breakwalls or docks. 
  6. inspect erosion-control or earth-stabilization measures. 
  7. inspect for safety-type glass. 
  8. inspect underground utilities. 
  9. inspect underground items. 
  10. inspect wells or springs. 
  11. inspect solar, wind or geothermal systems. 
  12. inspect swimming pools or spas. 
  13. inspect wastewater treatment systems, septic systems or cesspools. 
  14. inspect irrigation or sprinkler systems. 
  15. inspect drainfields or dry wells. 
  16. determine the integrity of multiple-pane window glazing or thermal window seals.


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Comment
3.7.1 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Window Well

Recommend site professional evaluate possible need for window wells on basement windows at rear of house.

Water Waterproofing Contractor
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Comment
3.7.2 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Tree Overhang
Front, left

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

4 - Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure

General: General
General: Flooring System
Dimensional Lumber
General: Columns
Steel
Foundation: Material
Concrete
Basements & Crawlspaces: Inspection Method
Within Basement

I. The inspector shall inspect:


  1. the foundation;
  2. the basement;
  3. the crawlspace; and
  4. structural components.


II. The inspector shall describe:


  1. the type of foundation; and
  2. the location of the access to the under-floor space.


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


  1. observed indications of wood in contact with or near soil;
  2. observed indications of active water penetration; 
  3. observed indications of possible foundation movement, such as sheetrock cracks, brick cracks, out-of-square door frames, and unlevel floors; and
  4. 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:


  1. enter any crawlspace that is not readily accessible, or where entry could cause damage or pose a hazard to him/herself.
  2. move stored items or debris. 
  3. operate sump pumps with inaccessible floats. 
  4. identify the size, spacing, span or location or determine the adequacy of foundation bolting, bracing, joists, joist spans or support systems. 
  5. provide any engineering or architectural service. 
  6. report on the adequacy of any structural system or component.

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Comment
4.3.1 - Basements & Crawlspaces

Hole in Basement floor
Basement Floor

A hole in the basement floor is a trip hazard. hole should be filled in to eliminate hazard.

Contractor Qualified Professional

5 - Heating

Equipment: Energy Source
Oil
Equipment: Brand
Peerless
Distribution Systems: N / A
Distribution Systems: Baseboard/Radiator
Normal Operating Controls: Thermostat Location
Living Room
Fireplaces: Type
Gas
Equipment: Heat Type
Hydronic / Boiler
Fireplaces: Gas Supply Shut Off
Outside, right front
Gas supply was turned off, so operation of gas fireplaces could not be verified. Recommend having gas supply turned on and operation of fireplaces confirmed.
Fireplaces: Turned Off

Fireplace was turned off at time of inspection. Recommend to test unit prior to closing to ensure proper operation.

I. The inspector shall inspect:


  1. the heating system, using normal operating controls.


II. The inspector shall describe:


  1. the location of the thermostat for the heating system;
  2. the energy source; and
  3. the heating method.


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


  1. any heating system that did not operate; and
  2. if the heating system was deemed inaccessible.


IV. The inspector is not required to:


  1. inspect, measure, or evaluate the interior of flues or chimneys, fire chambers, heat exchangers, combustion air systems, fresh-air intakes, makeup air, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, electronic air filters, geothermal systems, or solar heating systems.
  2. inspect fuel tanks or underground or concealed fuel supply systems. 
  3. determine the uniformity, temperature, flow, balance, distribution, size, capacity, BTU, or supply adequacy of the heating system. 
  4. light or ignite pilot flames. 
  5. activate heating, heat pump systems, or other heating systems when ambient temperatures or other circumstances are not conducive to safe operation or may damage the equipment. 
  6. override electronic thermostats. 
  7. evaluate fuel quality.
  8. verify thermostat calibration, heat anticipation, or automatic setbacks, timers, programs or clocks.
  9. measure or calculate the air for combustion, ventilation, or dilution of flue gases for appliances. 


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Comment
5.1.1 - Equipment

Needs Serviced
Basement

Recommend a qualified HVAC Technician examine system and provide evaluation of findings.
Fire HVAC Professional

6 - Cooling

Cooling Equipment: Energy Source/Type
None

I. The inspector shall inspect:


  1. the cooling system, using normal operating controls.


II. The inspector shall describe:


  1. the location of the thermostat for the cooling system; and
  2. the cooling method.


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


  1. any cooling system that did not operate; and
  2. if the cooling system was deemed inaccessible.


IV. The inspector is not required to:


  1. determine the uniformity, temperature, flow, balance, distribution, size, capacity, BTU, or supply adequacy of the cooling system.
  2. inspect portable window units, through-wall units, or electronic air filters. 
  3. operate equipment or systems if the exterior temperature is below 65 Fahrenheit, or when other circumstances are not conducive to safe operation or may damage the equipment. 
  4. inspect or determine thermostat calibration, cooling anticipation, or automatic setbacks or clocks. 
  5. examine electrical current, coolant fluids or gases, or coolant leakage.

7 - Plumbing

General: Water Source
Public
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Water Supply Material
Copper/Galvanized
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Distribution Material
Copper
Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems: Fuel Line Material
Copper/Brass
Sump Pump: Location
N/A
Main Water Shut-off Device: Location
Basement
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Material
PVC
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Power Source/Type
Tankless, Super Store
Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems: Main Gas Shut-off Location
Oil Tank
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Manufacturer
Vaughn
I recommend flushing & servicing your water heater tank annually for optimal performance. Water temperature should be set to at least 120 degrees F to kill microbes and no higher than 130 degrees F to prevent scalding. Here is a nice maintenance guide from Lowe's to help.

I. The inspector shall inspect:


  1. the main water supply shut-off valve;
  2. the main fuel supply shut-off valve;
  3. the water heating equipment, including the energy source, venting connections, temperature/pressure-relief (TPR) valves, Watts 210 valves, and seismic bracing;
  4. interior water supply, including all fixtures and faucets, by running the water;
  5. all toilets for proper operation by flushing;
  6. all sinks, tubs and showers for functional drainage;
  7. the drain, waste and vent system; and
  8. drainage sump pumps with accessible floats.


II. The inspector shall describe:


  1. whether the water supply is public or private based upon observed evidence;
  2. the location of the main water supply shut-off valve;
  3. the location of the main fuel supply shut-off valve;
  4. the location of any observed fuel-storage system; and
  5. the capacity of the water heating equipment, if labeled.


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


  1. deficiencies in the water supply by viewing the functional flow in two fixtures operated simultaneously;
  2. deficiencies in the installation of hot and cold water faucets;
  3. mechanical drain stops that were missing or did not operate if installed in sinks, lavatories and tubs; and
  4. toilets that were damaged, had loose connections to the floor, were leaking, or had tank components that did not operate.


IV. The inspector is not required to:


  1. light or ignite pilot flames.
  2. measure the capacity, temperature, age, life expectancy or adequacy of the water heater. 
  3. inspect the interior of flues or chimneys, combustion air systems, water softener or filtering systems, well pumps or tanks, safety or shut-off valves, floor drains, lawn sprinkler systems, or fire sprinkler systems. 
  4. determine the exact flow rate, volume, pressure, temperature or adequacy of the water supply. 
  5. determine the water quality, potability or reliability of the water supply or source. 
  6. open sealed plumbing access panels. 
  7. inspect clothes washing machines or their connections. 
  8. operate any valve.
  9. test shower pans, tub and shower surrounds or enclosures for leakage or functional overflow protection. 
  10. evaluate the compliance with conservation, energy or building standards, or the proper design or sizing of any water, waste or venting components, fixtures or piping. 
  11. determine the effectiveness of anti-siphon, back-flow prevention or drain-stop devices. 
  12. determine whether there are sufficient cleanouts for effective cleaning of drains. 
  13. evaluate fuel storage tanks or supply systems.
  14. inspect wastewater treatment systems.
  15. inspect water treatment systems or water filters. 
  16. inspect water storage tanks, pressure pumps, or bladder tanks. 
  17. evaluate wait time to obtain hot water at fixtures, or perform testing of any kind to water heater elements. 
  18. evaluate or determine the adequacy of combustion air. 
  19. test, operate, open or close: safety controls, manual stop valves, temperature/pressure-relief valves, control valves, or check valves.
  20. examine ancillary or auxiliary systems or components, such as, but not limited to, those related to solar water heating and hot water circulation.
  21. determine the existence or condition of polybutylene, polyethylene, or similar plastic piping.
  22. inspect or test for gas or fuel leaks, or indications thereof.


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Comment
7.1.1 - General

Water Filter/Softener
Basement

Water filter/softener was excluded from the scope of inspection. Recommend a water conditioning company (such as Culligan) inspect the systems and provide evaluation of ensure unit(s) is/are functionally correctly.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
7.3.1 - Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems

Sink - Poor Drainage
Bath Room

Sink had slow/poor drainage. Recommend a qualified plumber repair.
Pipes Plumbing Contractor

8 - Electrical

Service Entrance Conductors: Conductor Material
Aluminum
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Amperage
100 AMP
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Voltage
120/240
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 Location
None
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Branch Wiring
Copper
Service Entrance Conductors: Service Entrance
Overhead
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Main Panel Location
Basement
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Wiring Method
Romex
Smoke Detectors: General
Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles: Illegal light fixture
Hallway, Attic access
Smoke Detectors: Add Additional
Bed Rooms

Recommend to add additional smoke detectors per local jurisdiction requirements to ensure highest level of safety throughout the home.

I. The inspector shall inspect:


  1. the service drop;
  2. the overhead service conductors and attachment point;
  3. the service head, gooseneck and drip loops;
  4. the service mast, service conduit and raceway;
  5. the electric meter and base;
  6. service-entrance conductors;
  7. the main service disconnect;
  8. panelboards and over-current protection devices (circuit breakers and fuses);
  9. service grounding and bonding;
  10. 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;
  11. all ground-fault circuit interrupter receptacles and circuit breakers observed and deemed to be GFCIs using a GFCI tester, where possible; and
  12. for the presence of smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors.


II. The inspector shall describe:


  1. the main service disconnect's amperage rating, if labeled; and 
  2. the type of wiring observed.


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


  1. deficiencies in the integrity of the service-entrance conductors insulation, drip loop, and vertical clearances from grade and roofs;
  2. any unused circuit-breaker panel opening that was not filled;
  3. the presence of solid conductor aluminum branch-circuit wiring, if readily visible;
  4. 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
  5. the absence of smoke and/or carbon monoxide detectors.


IV. The inspector is not required to:


  1. insert any tool, probe or device into the main panelboard, sub-panels, distribution panelboards, or electrical fixtures.
  2. operate electrical systems that are shut down. 
  3. remove panelboard cabinet covers or dead fronts.
  4. operate or re-set over-current protection devices or overload devices. 
  5. operate or test smoke or carbon-monoxide detectors or alarms.
  6. inspect, operate or test any security, fire or alarm systems or components, or other warning or signaling systems.
  7. measure or determine the amperage or voltage of the main service equipment, if not visibly labeled.
  8. inspect ancillary wiring or remote-control devices. 
  9. activate any electrical systems or branch circuits that are not energized. 
  10. inspect low-voltage systems, electrical de-icing tapes, swimming pool wiring, or any time-controlled devices. 
  11. verify the service ground. 
  12. inspect private or emergency electrical supply sources, including, but not limited to: generators, windmills, photovoltaic solar collectors, or battery or electrical storage facility. 
  13. inspect spark or lightning arrestors.
  14. inspect or test de-icing equipment. 
  15. conduct voltage-drop calculations. 
  16. determine the accuracy of labeling.
  17. inspect exterior lighting. 

Credit
Comment
8.2.1 - Service Entrance Conductors

Frayed Sheathing
Service Entrance Cable

Wires on service entrance are damaged or frayed. Recommend contacting your electric utility company or a qualified electrician to evaluate and repair.
Electric Electrical Contractor
Credit
Comment
8.4.1 - Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses

Improper Wiring
Basement

Improper electrical wiring, Cables should be run through bored holes or stapled to nail board attached to floor joists.

Contractor Qualified Professional
Credit
Comment
8.5.1 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Reverse Polarity
Family Room, Bed Room

One or more receptacles have been wired with reverse polarity. This can create a shock hazard. Recommend licensed electrician evaluate & repair.
Electric Electrical Contractor

9 - Attic, Insulation & Ventilation

Attic Insulation: Depth Of Insulation
4 Inches
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Ridge Vents, Soffit Vents
Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Fans
Fan/Heat/Light
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Batt, Fiberglass
General: Inspection Method
Attic Access
The attic space lacked adequate headroom and a walkway and access was obstructed to most of the attic area. As a result, inspection of the attic was limited. Attics may contain potential fire and/or health hazards, other safety issues, damage or defects that have the potential to cause damage to the home or unexpected repairs. Even when an inspection of the attic is completed from within the attic area, these limitations still exist the same.

I. The inspector shall inspect:


  1. insulation in unfinished spaces, including attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas;
  2. ventilation of unfinished spaces, including attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas; and
  3. mechanical exhaust systems in the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry area.


II. The inspector shall describe:



  1. the type of insulation observed; and
  2. 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:


  1. the general absence of insulation or ventilation in unfinished spaces.


IV. The inspector is not required to:


  1. 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.
  2. move, touch or disturb insulation. 
  3. move, touch or disturb vapor retarders. 
  4. break or otherwise damage the surface finish or weather seal on or around access panels or covers. 
  5. identify the composition or R-value of insulation material. 
  6. activate thermostatically operated fans. 
  7. determine the types of materials used in insulation or wrapping of pipes, ducts, jackets, boilers or wiring.
  8. determine the adequacy of ventilation.

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Comment
9.2.1 - Attic Insulation

Damaged
Attic

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

House construction Insulation Contractor
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Comment
9.2.2 - Attic Insulation

Blocked Soffit Vents
Attic

Soffit vents appear to be blocked with insulation in the attic. Access to the attic was limited due to a lack of a walkway. Recommend further evaluation to determine condition of attic ventilation.
Mag glass Monitor
Credit
Comment
9.3.1 - Ventilation

Gable Vent Covered
Attic gable ends

Gable vent appears to be covered with tyvek. Vents should be unobstructed to allow air flow in attic.

House construction Insulation Contractor
Credit
Comment
9.4.1 - Exhaust Systems

Vents To Exterior?
Attic

Unable to determine if Bathroom exhaust fans terminate to the exterior.

10 - Interior

Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Wood
Floors: Floor Coverings
Hardwood
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Drywall
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Composite

I. The inspector shall inspect:


  1. a representative number of doors and windows by opening and closing them;
  2. floors, walls and ceilings;
  3. stairs, steps, landings, stairways and ramps;
  4. railings, guards and handrails; and
  5. garage vehicle doors and the operation of garage vehicle door openers, using normal operating controls.


II. The inspector shall describe:


  1. a garage vehicle door as manually-operated or installed with a garage door opener.


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


  1. improper spacing between intermediate balusters, spindles and rails for steps, stairways, guards and railings;
  2. photo-electric safety sensors that did not operate properly; and
  3. any window that was obviously fogged or displayed other evidence of broken seals.


IV. The inspector is not required to:


  1. inspect paint, wallpaper, window treatments or finish treatments.
  2. inspect floor coverings or carpeting.
  3. inspect central vacuum systems. 
  4. inspect for safety glazing. 
  5. inspect security systems or components. 
  6. evaluate the fastening of islands, countertops, cabinets, sink tops or fixtures. 
  7. move furniture, stored items, or any coverings, such as carpets or rugs, in order to inspect the concealed floor structure. 
  8. move suspended-ceiling tiles. 
  9. inspect or move any household appliances. 
  10. inspect or operate equipment housed in the garage, except as otherwise noted. 
  11. verify or certify the proper operation of any pressure-activated auto-reverse or related safety feature of a garage door. 
  12. operate or evaluate any security bar release and opening mechanisms, whether interior or exterior, including their compliance with local, state or federal standards. 
  13. operate any system, appliance or component that requires the use of special keys, codes, combinations or devices. 
  14. operate or evaluate self-cleaning oven cycles, tilt guards/latches, or signal lights. 
  15. inspect microwave ovens or test leakage from microwave ovens. 
  16. operate or examine any sauna, steam-generating equipment, kiln, toaster, ice maker, coffee maker, can opener, bread warmer, blender, instant hot-water dispenser, or other small, ancillary appliances or devices. 
  17. inspect elevators. 
  18. inspect remote controls. 
  19. inspect appliances. 
  20. inspect items not permanently installed.
  21. discover firewall compromises. 
  22. inspect pools, spas or fountains.
  23. determine the adequacy of whirlpool or spa jets, water force, or bubble effects. 
  24. determine the structural integrity or leakage of pools or spas.


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10.1.1 - Doors

Door Doesn't Latch
Rear Slider

Door doesn't latch properly. Recommend handyman repair latch and/or strike plate.
Wrenches Handyman
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10.1.2 - Doors

Door Sticks
Middle Bed Room

Door sticks and is tough to open. Recommend sanding down offending sides. Here is a helpful DIY article on how to fix a sticking door.
Wrenches Handyman
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10.6.1 - Countertops & Cabinets

Cabinets Damaged

Cabinets had visible damage at time of inspection. Recommend a qualified cabinets contractor evaluate and repair.
House building Cabinet Contractor

11 - Bedroom

Electrical: Electrical
Switches, Receptacles, Ceiling Fan
General: General
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11.2.1 - Electrical

Smoke Detector Missing
Bed Rooms

Smoke detector missing in bed room.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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11.2.2 - Electrical

Receptacle - Foreign Object
Middle Bed Room

Appears to be a foreign object stuck in the receptacle. Recommend removal of item so that receptacle is usable.

Electric Electrical Contractor

12 - Bathroom

Plumbing & Fixtures: Whirlpool
No
Electrical & Other: Receptacles
Operable
General: General
Plumbing & Fixtures: Shower/Tub Material
Fiberglass/Plastic
Electrical & Other: Other
Heat Source Present, Exhaust Fan Operable, Exhaust Fan Noisy
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12.2.1 - Plumbing & Fixtures

Sink - Poor Drainage
Bath Room

Sink had slow/poor drainage. Recommend a qualified plumber repair.
Pipes Plumbing Contractor

13 - Living Room

Electrical: Electrical
Switches, Receptacles, Receptacle Not Grounded
General: General
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13.2.1 - Electrical

Ungrounded Receptacle

One or more receptacles are ungrounded. To eliminate safety hazards, receptacles in kitchen, bathrooms, garage & exterior should be grounded. As a safety upgrade, recommend that these receptacles be grounded.
Electric Electrical Contractor

14 - Dining Room

Electrical: Electrical
Switches, Receptacles
General: General

15 - Kitchen

Dishwasher: Dishwasher Plumbing
Not Tested
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Brand
Kenmore
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Exhaust Hood Type
None
Garbage Disposal: Not Present
Kitchen Sink
Plumbing & Fixtures: Plumbing
Faucet Leaks, Drainage Satisfactory, Flow Satisfactory
Electrical & Other: Receptacles
Operable, GFCI Operable
Electrical & Other: Other
Heat Source Present
Dishwasher: Brand
Kenmore
Refrigerator: Brand
Maytag
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Energy Source
Electric
Built-in Microwave: Brand
Kenmore
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15.2.1 - Plumbing & Fixtures

Leaking Drain Pipe
Under Kitchen Sink

A drain, waste and/or vent pipe showed signs of a leak. Recommend a qualified plumber evaluate and repair.
Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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15.2.2 - Plumbing & Fixtures

Faucet Leaks
Kitchen Sink

Faucet leaks

Contractor Qualified Professional
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15.8.1 - Built-in Microwave

Microwave Tested
Kitchen

Microwave performed as expected.

Contractor Qualified Professional

16 - Laundry Room

Plumbing & Fixtures: Laundry Sink
No sink
Electrical & Other: Receptacles
Operable, Recommend GFCI
Electrical & Other: Other
None
Washer/Dryer: Dryer Power Source
Electric
Washer/Dryer: Dryer Vent
Metal, Flexible
Washer/Dryer: Dryer Brand
Kenmore
Washer/Dryer: Washer Brand
Kenmore
General: General
Rear Hallway
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16.4.1 - Washer/Dryer

Dryer Vent Material
Laundry Room

As an upgrade, recommend replacing flexible dryer vent with a metal product that has a smooth interior finish and eliminate the use of plastic dryer vent.

Tools Handyman/DIY

17 - Garage