|2.1||Foundation, Basement & Crawlspaces||X||X|
|2.5||Roof Structure & Attic||X||X|
3. STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS 3.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect structural components including the foundation and framing. B. describe: 1. the methods used to inspect under floor crawlspaces and attics. 2. the foundation. 3. the floor structure. 4. the wall structure. 5. the ceiling structure. 6. the roof structure. 3.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. provide engineering or architectural services or analysis. B. offer an opinion about the adequacy of structural systems and components. C. enter under floor crawlspace areas that have less than 24 inches of vertical clearance between components and the ground or that have an access opening smaller than 16 inches by 24 inches. D. traverse attic load-bearing components that are concealed by insulation or by other materials.
High levels of moisture were noted in areas of the basement. Recommend finding source of moisture intrusion and making necessary repairs to prevent damage or further damage to the structure.
Excessive notching was noted on a structural member of the floor. This could weaken the floor in this area. Recommend qualified professional to make necessary repairs to ensure stability.
High moisture levels were noted in the roof decking. This is potentially due to either a ventilation problem or a failure of the material covering the roof. Recommend qualified roofing professional for evaluation and repair.
|3.1||Siding, Flashing & Trim||X|
|3.3||Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps||X||X|
|3.4||Walkways, Patios & Driveways||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.
Wood rot was noted in one or more places. Recommend qualified handyman to repair or replace all affected areas.
Water damage was noted on the post(s). This could eventually lead to failure of the railing. Recommend qualified professional for repair.
One or more sections of the fascia are loose. This could lead to water penetration if not corrected. Recommend qualified professional to evaluate & repair.
One or more sections of the fascia are rotted. Recommend qualified professional evaluate & repair.
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.
Exterior faucet was leaking. Recommend qualified plumber for evaluation and repair.
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||X|
|4.4||Skylights, Chimneys & Roof Penetrations||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.
Roof coverings exhibited general damage that could affect performance. Recommend a qualified roofer evaluate and repair.
The growth of vegetation on the roof covering can lead to premature deterioration and water leaks. Recommend qualified professional to clean and regular maintenance is recommended.
The roof covering is at or near its design life. Recommend monitoring for proper function and budgeting for replacement.
There was excessive granular loss noted on the roof covering. This is an indication that the roof is near or st the end of its design life. Recommend qualified roofing professional for evaluation and repair.
Debris has accumulated in the gutters. Recommend cleaning to facilitate water flow.
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|5.1||Fixtures / Faucets||X||X|
|5.2||Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems||X|
|5.4||Vents, Flues, & Chimneys||X|
|5.5||Sump Pumps / Sewage Ejectors||X|
|5.6||Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems||X|
|5.7||Main water supply||X|
15 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.
A leak was noted coming from the plumbing fixture. Recommend qualified plumber for repair.
The water heater is at or near it’s design life. The water heater functioned properly at the time of inspection. Recommend continued monitoring for proper function.
|6.1||Service Entrance Conductors||X||X|
|6.2||Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels||X||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|
|6.6||GFCI & AFCI||X||X|
|6.8||Carbon Monoxide Detectors||X|
7.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. service drop. 2. service entrance conductors, cables, and raceways. 3. service equipment and main disconnects. 4. service grounding. 5. interior components of service panels and subpanels. 6. conductors. 7. overcurrent protection devices. 8. a representative number of installed lighting fixtures, switches, and receptacles. 9. ground fault circuit interrupters and arc fault circuit interrupters. B. describe: 1. amperage rating of the service. 2. location of main disconnect(s) and subpanels. 3. presence or absence of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms. 4. the predominant branch circuit wiring method. 7.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. remote control devices. 2. or test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, security systems, and other signaling and warning devices. 3. low voltage wiring systems and components. 4. ancillary wiring systems and components not a part of the primary electrical power distribution system. 5. solar, geothermal, wind, and other renewable energy systems. B. measure amperage, voltage, and impedance. C. determine the age and type of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms.
The cable/phone wire is too low and could easily be grabbed. Recommend relocating the wire.
Neutral wires should not share the same lug with other neutral wires or ground wires. This can lead to overheating or the inability to isolate a circuit. Recommend qualified electrician for repair.
Wire nuts should be used at wire terminations. This ensures that a live wire cannot be touched. Recommend qualified electrician for repair.
Outlet was damaged. This could eventually effect the performance of the receptacle. Recommend qualified electrician for replacement.
Outlet(s)were not GFCI protected. Recommend qualified electrician for repair.
|7.3||Vents, Flues & Chimneys||X|
14 years old
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||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.
A drawer was broken or off of the track. Recommend qualified professional for repair.
Wood rot was noted on the exterior trim. Recommend repairing and replacing all affected materials.
14 years old
The A/C unit was not fully tested due to low outdoor temperature. This may cause damage the unit and/or not allow for accurate testing. Recommend calling a qualified HVAC technician for service.
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.
|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.
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.
No exhaust fan. A bathroom needs either an exhaust fan or a window or both.
Vent cover is loose. This can lead to insects and varmint intrusion. Recommend qualified handyman for repair.
|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.
The brick lining of the fireplace was cracked in one or more places, which could lead to chimney damage or toxic fumes entering the home. Recommend a qualified fireplace contractor evaluate and repair.
Recommend cleaning prior to using fireplace.