|2.1||Foundation, Basement & Crawlspaces||X||X|
|2.5||Roof Structure & Attic||X||X|
The attic access was not accessible due to residents personal items.
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.
The flooring insulation is displaced in several locations. This leads to poor efficiency and allows moisture to the sub-floor. Recommend qualified professional to return insulation to proper uniformity.
The pull down attic access hatch cover, is made of flammable material. This does not meet the minimum approved fire rating necessary to maintain the integrity of the firewall separation between the garage and an open attic space. Recommend a qualified contractor replace or upgrade the access stairs as necessary.
|3.1||Siding, Flashing & Trim||X||X|
|3.3||Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps||X||X|
|3.4||Walkways, Patios & Driveways||X||X|
|3.5||Eaves, Soffits & Fascia||X||X|
|3.6||Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls||X||X|
|3.7||Exterior electrical and faucets||X||X|
4.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. wall coverings, flashing, and trim. 2. exterior doors. 3. attached and adjacent decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches, and their associated railings. 4. eaves, soffits, and fascias where accessible from the ground level. 5. vegetation, grading, surface drainage, and retaining walls that are likely to adversely affect the building. 6. adjacent and entryway walkways, patios, and driveways. B. describe wall coverings. 4.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: A. screening, shutters, awnings, and similar seasonal accessories. B. fences, boundary walls, and similar structures. C. geological and soil conditions. D. recreational facilities. E. outbuildings other than garages and carports. F. seawalls, break-walls, and docks. G. erosion control and earth stabilization measures.
Damage to the siding was noted. This could lead to the siding falling off or allowing water to penetrate behind the material. Recommend qualified professional for repair.
The wood siding on the house showed signs of wood rot and damage. Recommend qualified siding professional to evaluate and repair or replace the siding where needed.
The sliding door did not operate properly. Recommend qualified professional for service and repair or adjustments.
One or more columns showed signs of wood rot. Recommend qualified professional to make necessary repairs.
The spacing between the balusters is too wide and does not meet current safety standards. Recommend qualified handyman for repair.
Some of the brick on the steps was damaged/deteriorated. This could lead to a trip or fall hazard. Recommend qualified masonry professional for repair.
A railing and handrail is needed for the steps. The height can be a safety hazard. Recommend qualified professional to install railing and handrail.
The porch has settled and is showing signs of deterioration. Recommend qualified professional for evaluation and repair.
The footer for the column has settled which could eventually effect the integrity of the column and the structure above. Recommend qualified professional for repair.
Major cracks observed. Recommend driveway contractor evaluate and make necessary repairs.
The walkway has settled which has caused a trip hazard. Recommend qualified professional for repair.
Concrete was observed to be loose at the time of inspection. This has the potential to be a trip and fall hazard. Recommend qualified professional for evaluation and possible repair.
The eave was showing signs of wood rot. Recommend qualified professional for repair.
The soffit was damaged. This will allow pests to enter. Recommend qualified professional for repair.
Vegetation should be trimmed back approximately 12 inches from the house to allow proper drying and air flow.
The retaining wall is leaning and May be in need of repair. Recommend qualified professional for further evaluation and possible repair.
Wood rot was present on the retaining wall. Recommend qualified professional to replace affected pieces.
Significant settlement/movement was noted. This can lead to further damage and movement in this area. Recommend qualified professional for evaluation and repair.
The exterior faucet is not secure on the wall. This can cause damage to the supply pipe. Recommend handyman to make the faucet secure.
Exterior faucet was leaking. Recommend qualified plumber for evaluation and repair.
Exterior outlet is ungrounded. Depending on the age of the house, grounding the outlet may not be a required upgrade. Grounding and GFCI protecting the outlet is an upgrade that should be considered.
Exterior outlet(s)were not GFCI protected. All exterior outlets should be GFCI protected for safety. Recommend qualified electrician for repair.
|4.3||Roof Drainage Systems||X|
|4.4||Skylights, Chimneys & Roof Penetrations||X||X|
5.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. roofing materials. 2. roof drainage systems. 3. flashing. 4. skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations. B. describe: 1. roofing materials. 2. methods used to inspect the roofing. 5.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: A. antennas. B. interiors of vent systems, uses, and chimneys that are not readily accessible. C. other installed accessories.
Vegetation growth was noted on the chimney. This growth can lead to deterioration of the mortar. Recommend qualified handyman to clean the chimney.
|5.1||Fixtures / Faucets||X||X|
|5.2||Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems||X||X|
|5.4||Vents, Flues, & Chimneys||X|
|5.5||Sump Pumps / Sewage Ejectors||X|
|5.6||Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems||X|
1 years old
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.
The sink drain stopper does not properly operate. Recommend qualified handyman for adjustments.
A negative slope was noted on a drain pipe. This will cause slow drainage and a higher chance of a clog. Recommend qualified plumber to create the proper slope.
The t&p extension pipe has not been installed. Recommend qualified plumber for installation.
A grommet is needed at the electrical entrance to protect the wire. Recommend qualified professional for installation.
|6.1||Service Entrance Conductors||X|
|6.2||Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels||X|
|6.3||Connected Devices and Fixtures||X||X|
|6.4||Branch Circuit Conductors, Overcurrent Devices and Compatibility of Their Amperage & Voltage||X|
|6.5||Polarity and Grounding of Receptacles||X||X|
|6.6||GFCI & AFCI||X||X|
|6.8||Carbon Monoxide Detectors||X|
The panel wasn’t fully inspected because it was difficult to access.
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.
One or more missing cover plates. This causes short and shock risk. Recommend installation of plates.
The outlet was melted. This is an indication that overheating occurred and could have caused damage to the outlet. Recommend qualified electrician for replacement.
One or more outlets are not grounded. Grounding of outlets may not be a requirement depending on the age of the house. For the well being of electronics and people, grounding the outlets is an upgrade to consider.
Outlets within 6 feet of a water source need to be GFCI protected. Recommend qualified electrician for repair.
Outlet(s)were not GFCI protected. Recommend qualified electrician for repair.
The outlets in the garage did not trip when tested. Recommend qualified electrician for adding a GFCI receptacle to properly protect the garage.
|7.3||Vents, Flues & Chimneys||X|
3 years old
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.
|8.4||Steps, Stairways & Railings||X|
|8.5||Countertops & Cabinets||X|
10.1 The inspector shall inspect: A. walls, ceilings, and floors. B. steps, stairways, and railings. C. countertops and a representative number of installed cabinets. D. a representative number of doors and windows. E. garage vehicle doors and garage vehicle door operators. F. installed ovens, ranges, surface cooking appliances, microwave ovens, dishwashing machines, and food waste grinders by using normal operating controls to activate the primary function. 10.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: A. paint, wallpaper, and other finish treatments. B. floor coverings. C. window treatments. D. coatings on and the hermetic seals between panes of window glass. E. central vacuum systems. F. recreational facilities. G. installed and free-standing kitchen and laundry appliances not listed in Section 10.1.F. H. appliance thermostats including their calibration, adequacy of heating elements, self cleaning oven cycles, indicator lights, door seals, timers, clocks, timed features, and other specialized features of the appliance. I. operate, or confirm the operation of every control and feature of an inspected appliance.
The floor was sloped and some settling has occurred. This can be an indication of foundation settling or other issues. Recommend qualified foundation professional for further evaluation.
Door doesn't latch properly. Recommend handyman repair latch and/or strike plate.
The door drags on the carpet. Possibly need trimmed at the bottom. Recommend qualified professional for repair.
Hardware is missing for the door which makes operation difficult. Recommend handyman for repair.
Observed condensation between the window panes, which indicates a failed seal. Recommend qualified window contractor evaluate & replace.
Window missing screen. Recommend replacement.
Some windows were difficult to operate. This could be because of their age and/or swelling. Recommend working them loose and maintaining workability or calling a window professional for further evaluation and make all necessary repairs.
Wood rot was noted on the exterior trim. Recommend contacting window professional for repairing and replacing all affected materials.
3 years old
19 degree temperature drop (2nd floor unit).This is within the acceptable range for optimal performance.
Modern standards call for at least 13 SEER rating for new install.
Read more on energy efficient air conditioning at Energy.gov.
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.
There appears to be a condensation leak. Recommend qualified professional to evaluate and properly drain condensate water.
|10.5||Washer and Dryer||X|
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.
Range was not fastened to the floor. This poses a safety hazard to children. Recommend a qualified contractor secure range so it can't tip.
A grommet is needed where the electrical wire enters the disposal. Recommend qualified professional for installation.
Current standards state that the exposed wiring should be in electrical conduit for safety. However, depending on when disposal was installed, it may not have been required at that time. Recommend qualified electrician for installing conduit.
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.
There is no vapor barrier beneath the flooring. This can result in unwanted moisture affecting the floor structure. Recommend qualified professional to install a vapor barrier.
|12.1||Fireplaces, Stoves & Inserts||X||X|
|12.3||Chimney & Vent Systems||X|
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.
Recommend cleaning and complete inspection of liner prior to using fireplace.
The fire brick was damaged in places. Recommend qualified fire place professional for repair.
The hearth has settled which has caused a gap to form. This could indicate an underlying problem. Recommend qualified professional for evaluation and possible repair.
Bees were swarming at the time of inspection. Recommend qualified professional for treatment.
There was evidence of previous termite treatment. It is unknown if it is a recent treatment or not. Recommend asking current owner when treatment was done.