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1234 Main St.
FISHERS IN 46037
02/20/2019 9:00AM

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agent

Agent Name

Agency Name
67
Items Inspected
3
Maintenance item
19
Recommendation

1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
Client, Inspector
Occupancy
Occupied
Style
Modern
Temperature (approximate)
21 Fahrenheit (F)
Type of Building
Detached
House direction

North

Weather Conditions
Cold, Windy, Snow

2 - Structural Components

IN NI NP D
2.1 Foundation, Basement & Crawlspaces X
2.2 Floor Structure X
2.3 Wall Structure X
2.4 Ceiling Structure X
2.5 Roof Structure & Attic X X
Inspection Method
Visual, Attic Access
Foundation, Basement & Crawlspaces: Material
Slab on Grade, Masonry Block


         

Floor Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
N/A
Floor Structure: Material
Concrete, Slab, Dimensional lumber, Inaccessible
Floor Structure: Sub-floor
Inaccessible
Wall Structure: Material
Wood
Ceiling Structure: Material
Wood
Roof Structure & Attic: Material
OSB, Wood
Roof Structure & Attic: Type
Gable
Roof Structure & Attic: Framing
Truss

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.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Observation
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2.5.1 - Roof Structure & Attic

Water staining

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.

Roof Roofing Professional

3 - Exterior

IN NI NP D
3.1 Siding, Flashing & Trim X X
3.2 Exterior Doors 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
Inspection Method
Visual
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Brick Veneer, Vinyl, Engineered Wood
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Style
Clapboard
Exterior Doors: Exterior Entry Door
Steel
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Appurtenance
Covered Porch, Deck, Sidewalk
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Material
Wood, Concrete
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Driveway Material
Concrete
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Deck-snow/ice covered

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.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Observation
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3.1.1 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Water damage

Water damage was noted in a few places. Recommend qualified professional for repair of affected areas.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
3.1.2 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Vinyl-loose

Loose vinyl siding will allow water and insects to infiltrate and will also allow the wind to cause damage.  

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
3.1.3 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Vegetation growth

Vegetation growth was noted on the exterior.  This can lead to accelerated deterioration. Recommend handyman for cleaning.

Wrenches Handyman
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3.2.1 - Exterior Doors

Door Does Not Close or Latch

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. 

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3.7.1 - Exterior electrical and faucets

Faucet-leaking

Exterior faucet was leaking. Recommend qualified plumber for evaluation and repair.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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Comment
3.7.2 - Exterior electrical and faucets

Faucet- damaged/missing hardware

Exterior faucet had damaged or missing hardware that could effect performance. Recommend qualified plumber for repair.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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3.7.3 - Exterior electrical and faucets

Box cover

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.

Contractor Qualified Professional

4 - Roofing

IN NI NP D
4.1 Coverings X X
4.2 Flashings X
4.3 Roof Drainage Systems X
4.4 Skylights, Chimneys & Roof Penetrations X
Inspection Method
Ladder, Ground
Roof Type/Style
Gable
Coverings: Material
Asphalt
Coverings: Age
10 - 15
Flashings: Material
Rubber, Aluminum
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Seamless Aluminum
Snow/ice

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.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Observation
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4.1.1 - Coverings

Damaged Coverings

Roof coverings exhibited general damage that could affect performance. Recommend a qualified roofer evaluate and repair. 

5 - Plumbing

IN NI NP D
5.1 Fixtures / Faucets X X
5.2 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X
5.3 Water Heater 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
Filters
Whole house conditioner
Main Fuel Shut-Off (Location)
Meter
Main Water Shut-Off Device (Location)
Garage
Material - Distribution
PVC
Material - Water Supply
Copper
Source
Public
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Drain Size
1 1/2", 3”
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Material
PVC
Water Heater: Capacity
40 50Gallons
Water Heater: Location
Garage
Water Heater: Power Source
Electric
Water Heater: Age

5 years old

Water Heater: Manufacturer
GE

Model #

Serial #

Main water supply: Location
Garage
Water Heater: Obstruction-Thermal blanket

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.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Observation
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5.1.1 - Fixtures / Faucets

Toilet-rocking

Toilet rocks from front to back. Recommend handyman to add wedges to prevent rocking.

Tools Handyman/DIY

6 - Electrical

IN NI NP D
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
6.7 Smoke Detectors X
6.8 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X
Branch Wire 15 and 20 AMP
Copper
Wiring Method
Romex
Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Below Ground, Aluminum, 120 Volts
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Capacity
200 AMP
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Locations
Garage
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Manufacturer
Siemens
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Inaccessible

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.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Observation
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Comment
6.3.1 - Connected Devices and Fixtures

Cover Plates Missing

One or more receptacles are missing a cover plate. This causes short and shock risk. Recommend installation of plates.
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6.3.2 - Connected Devices and Fixtures

Missing bulb

One or more bulbs were missing. Recommend handyman for replacement and then testing to ensure proper operation.

Contractor Qualified Professional

7 - Heating

IN NI NP D
7.1 Heating Equipment X X
7.2 Distribution Systems X
7.3 Vents, Flues & Chimneys X
Heating Equipment: Energy Source
Electric
Heating Equipment: Filter Size
16x16x1
Heating Equipment: Filter Type
Disposable
Heating Equipment: Heat Type
Forced Air, Heat Pump
Heating Equipment: Age

23years old

Distribution Systems: Ductwork
Insulated
Heating Equipment: Brand
Unknown

Model #

Serial #

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.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Observation
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Comment
7.1.1 - Heating Equipment

Beyond design life

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.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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7.1.2 - Heating Equipment

Filter-inadequate

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.

Tools Handyman/DIY

8 - Interiors

IN NI NP D
8.1 Walls X
8.2 Ceilings X X
8.3 Floors X
8.4 Steps, Stairways & Railings X
8.5 Countertops & Cabinets X
8.6 Doors X
8.7 Windows X X
8.8 Garage Door X X
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Gypsum Board
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet, Tile, Engineered Wood
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Wood
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Corian
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Unknown
Windows: Window Type
Single-hung
Garage Door: Material
Insulated, Metal
Garage Door: Type
Up-and-Over
Garage Door: Pedestrian door
Metal

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.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Observation
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Comment
8.2.1 - Ceilings

Recent Roof Leak Damage

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. 

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8.7.1 - Windows

Screen- damaged

One or more screen(s) are damaged. Recommend repairing or replacing affected screens.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
8.8.1 - Garage Door

Chain adjustment

Chain was loose and needs adjusting. Recommend qualified garage door repairman to adjust the chain.

Garage Garage Door Contractor

9 - Air Conditioning

IN NI NP D
9.1 Cooling Equipment X X
9.2 Distribution System X
Type
Heat Pump
Cooling Equipment: Energy Source/Type
Electric
Cooling Equipment: Location
Exterior East
Cooling Equipment: Age

20 years old

Distribution System: Configuration
Split
Cooling Equipment: Brand
Unknown

Model #

Serial #

Cooling Equipment: Low Temperature

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.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Observation
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Comment
9.1.1 - Cooling Equipment

Insulation missing or damaged

Missing or damaged insulation on refrigerant line can cause energy loss and condensation.

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Comment
9.1.2 - Cooling Equipment

Proximity to dryer vent

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.

Tools Handyman/DIY

10 - Built-in Appliances

IN NI NP D
10.1 Dishwasher X
10.2 Refrigerator X
10.3 Range/Oven/Cooktop X X
10.4 Garbage Disposal X
10.5 Washer and Dryer X
10.6 Microwave X
Dishwasher: Brand
Whirlpool
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Exhaust Hood Type
Re-circulate
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Brand
Whirlpool
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Energy Source
Electric
Microwave: Brand
Whirlpool
Refrigerator: Brand
Whirlpool

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.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Observation
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10.3.1 - Range/Oven/Cooktop

Range Not Fastened

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 - Insulation and Ventilation

IN NI NP D
11.1 Attic Insulation X
11.2 Vapor Retarders X
11.3 Ventilation X
11.4 Exhaust Systems X X
Dryer Power Source
220 Electric
Dryer Vent
Metal (Flex)
Flooring Insulation
None
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Loose Fill
Attic Insulation: Depth of insulation
12 Inches
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Gable Vents, Soffit Vents
Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Fans
Fan with Light

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.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Observation
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Comment
11.4.1 - Exhaust Systems

Cover-loose

Vent cover is loose. This can lead to insects and varmint intrusion. Recommend qualified handyman for repair.

Contractor Qualified Professional

12 - Fireplaces and Fuel-Burning Appliances

IN NI NP D
12.1 Fireplaces, Stoves & Inserts X X
12.2 Fuel-buring Accessories X
12.3 Chimney & Vent Systems X
Type
Wood

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.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Observation
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Comment
12.1.1 - Fireplaces, Stoves & Inserts

Recommend cleaning

Recommend cleaning prior to using fireplace.

Fireplace Chimney Sweep