|2.1||Foundation, Basement & Crawlspaces||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.
Water staining on the roof decking. This could be due to a flashing deficiency above this area. Recommend qualified roofing professional for evaluation and repair.
|3.1||Siding, Flashing & Trim||X||X|
|3.3||Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps||X|
|3.4||Walkways, Patios & Driveways||X|
|3.5||Eaves, Soffits & Fascia||X|
|3.6||Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls||X|
|3.7||Exterior electrical and faucets||X||X|
The deck was unable to be fully inspected due to snow and ice coverage.
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.
Water damage was noted in a few places. Recommend qualified professional for repair of affected areas.
Loose vinyl siding will allow water and insects to infiltrate and will also allow the wind to cause damage.
Vegetation growth was noted on the exterior. This can lead to accelerated deterioration. Recommend handyman for cleaning.
Door does not close or latch properly. Recommend qualified handyman adjust strike plate and/or lock.
Here is a DIY troubleshooting article on fixing door issues.
Exterior faucet was leaking. Recommend qualified plumber for evaluation and repair.
Exterior faucet had damaged or missing hardware that could effect performance. Recommend qualified plumber for repair.
The junction box and the area around the box should be made weather tight so as not to allow water to penetrate into the box or behind the siding. Recommend qualified professional for repair.
|4.3||Roof Drainage Systems||X|
|4.4||Skylights, Chimneys & Roof Penetrations||X|
Unsafe to walk on due to snow and ice.
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.
|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|
5 years old
Water heater was unable to be fully inspected due to the thermal blanket.
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.
Toilet rocks from front to back. Recommend handyman to add wedges to prevent rocking.
|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|
|6.6||GFCI & AFCI||X|
|6.8||Carbon Monoxide Detectors||X|
Panel cover was unable to be removed due to current owners items.
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 bulbs were missing. Recommend handyman for replacement and then testing to ensure proper operation.
|7.3||Vents, Flues & Chimneys||X|
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.
The design life for HVAC is 20 years. Age alone does not make a system defective, however, an old system needs to be monitored carefully for proper function.
Only one filter is present. The air from the second return duct is not filtered. This is allowing dirty air to enter the air handler. A filter needs to be added to the second return or a filter placed in the air handler itself. Recommend qualified handyman for repair.
|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.
Stains on the ceiling appear to be the result of roof leaks. The source of leakage should be identified and corrected, and the ceiling re-painted.
One or more screen(s) are damaged. Recommend repairing or replacing affected screens.
Chain was loose and needs adjusting. Recommend qualified garage door repairman to adjust the chain.
20 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.
Missing or damaged insulation on refrigerant line can cause energy loss and condensation.
The condensing unit is close to the dryer vent. This can lead to lint collecting on the fins if the unit and reducing the efficiency. Recommend maintaining a regular cleaning routine.
|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.
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.
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.
Recommend cleaning prior to using fireplace.