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1234 Main St.
Colorado Springs CO 80916
09/21/2018 9:00AM

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agent

Agent Name

Agency Name
70
Items Inspected
26
Maintenance item
20
Recommendation
1
Safety hazard

A home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of the property, designed to identify areas of concern within specific systems or components defined by the signed agreements and  Standards of Practice, that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector at the exact date and time of inspection. 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, which is contract applicable, in order to obtain proper dollar amount estimates on the cost of said repairs and also because these evaluations could uncover more potential issues than able to be noted from a purely visual inspection of the property. This inspection will not reveal every concern or issue that exists, but only those material defects that were observable on the day of the inspection. This inspection is intended to assist in an evaluation of the overall condition of the dwelling only. A Home Inspection is not a code inspection. We recommend that you check with your local building department for any closed, voided, failed or unpermitted work prior to closing on the home. This inspection is not a prediction of future conditions and conditions with the property are subject to change the moment we leave the premises.

1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
None
Occupancy
Vacant
Style
Ranch
Type of Building
Detached, Single Family
Weather
40 Fahrenheit (F)
Weather Conditions
Clear

2 - Roof

IN NI NP O
2.1 Coverings X
2.2 Roof Drainage Systems X
2.3 Flashings X
2.4 Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations X
Inspection Method
Roof
Roof Type/Style
Gable
Coverings: Material
Asphalt
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Seamless Aluminum
Flashings: Material
Aluminum, Rubber
Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations: Plumbing vents
Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations: Hvac flue
Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations: Roof vents

I. The inspector shall inspect from ground level or the eaves: A. the roof-covering materials; B. the gutters; C. the downspouts; D. the vents, flashing, skylights, chimney, and other roof penetrations; and E. the general structure of the roof from the readily accessible panels, doors or stairs. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the type of roof-covering materials. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. observed indications of active roof leaks. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. walk on any roof surface. B. predict the service life expectancy. C. inspect underground downspout diverter drainage pipes. D. remove snow, ice, debris or other conditions that prohibit the observation of the roof surfaces. E. move insulation. F. inspect antennae, satellite dishes, lightning arresters, de-icing equipment, or similar attachments. G. walk on any roof areas that appear, in the inspectors opinion, to be unsafe. H. walk on any roof areas if doing so might, in the inspector's opinion, cause damage. I. perform a water test. J. warrant or certify the roof. K. confirm proper fastening or installation of any roof-covering material.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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2.1.1 - Coverings

Damaged (hail)

Roof coverings showed moderate damage.  Consistent with hailstorm damage Recommend a qualified roofing professional evaluate and repair. 

Roof Roofing Professional
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2.1.2 - Coverings

Nail heads need caulking

There are some exposed nailheads on the roof  Recommend sealing.

Roof Roofing Professional
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2.2.1 - Roof Drainage Systems

Downspouts Drain Near House
North South West East

One or more downspouts drain too close to the home's foundation. This can result in excessive moisture in the soil at the foundation, which can lead to foundation/structural movement. Recommend a qualified contractor adjust downspout extensions to drain at least 6 feet from the foundation. 

Here is a helpful DIY link and video on draining water flow away from your house. 

Roof Roofing Professional

3 - Exterior

IN NI NP O
3.1 Siding, Flashing & Trim X
3.2 Exterior Doors X
3.3 Walkways, Patios & Driveways X
3.4 Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps X
3.5 Eaves, Soffits & Fascia X
3.6 Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls X
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Style
Shakes, Clapboard
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Material
Concrete
Inspection Method
Visual
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Fiber Cement, Stone Veneer
Exterior Doors: Exterior Entry Door
Glass, Steel
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Driveway Material
Concrete
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Walkway
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Appurtenance
Patio
Eaves, Soffits & Fascia: Engineer wood

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the exterior wall-covering materials, flashing and trim; B. all exterior doors; C. adjacent walkways and driveways; D. stairs, steps, stoops, stairways and ramps; E. porches, patios, decks, balconies and carports; F. railings, guards and handrails; G. the eaves, soffits and fascia; H. a representative number of windows; and I. 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: A. the type of exterior wall-covering materials. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. any improper spacing between intermediate balusters, spindles and rails. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. inspect or operate screens, storm windows, shutters, awnings, fences, outbuildings, or exterior accent lighting. B. inspect items that are not visible or readily accessible from the ground, including window and door flashing. C. inspect or identify geological, geotechnical, hydrological or soil conditions. D. inspect recreational facilities or playground equipment. E. inspect seawalls, breakwalls or docks. F. inspect erosion-control or earth-stabilization measures. G. inspect for safety-type glass. H. inspect underground utilities. I. inspect underground items. J. inspect wells or springs. K. inspect solar, wind or geothermal systems. L. inspect swimming pools or spas. M. inspect wastewater treatment systems, septic systems or cesspools. N. inspect irrigation or sprinkler systems. O. inspect drainfields or dry wells. P. determine the integrity of multiple-pane window glazing or thermal window seals.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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3.1.1 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Splitting
North East

Siding shingles was splitting in one or more areas, which can lead to moisture intrusion and/or mold. Recommend monitoring for excessive splitting, in which case a qualified siding contractor should evaluate and repair/replace.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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3.1.2 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Caulking and sealing
North South West East

Recommend caulking maintenance around the exterior windows, door frames, trim and plumbing penetrations as needed.

Wrench DIY
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3.1.3 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Peeling/fadding exterior paint

There appears to be some exposed wood/peeling/fading paint recommend repainting as needed.

Paint roller Painter
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3.1.4 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Rotting trim
North

The exterior trim boards  Around the exterior of the home appear to have some visible rot recommend replacement as needed.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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3.3.1 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Driveway Cracking - Minor

Minor cosmetic cracks observed, which may indicate movement in the soil. Recommend monitor and/or have concrete contractor patch/seal.

Gardening shovel tool shape Concrete Contractor
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3.3.2 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Patio Cracking - Minor
North

Normal settling & cracking observed. Recommend monitor and/or patch/seal.
Wrench DIY
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3.3.3 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Walkway Cracking - Minor

Minor cosmetic cracks observed. Recommend monitor and/or patch/seal.
Wrench DIY
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3.3.4 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Worn wood steps
South

There appears to be some worn wooden steps recommend sealing.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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3.5.1 - Eaves, Soffits & Fascia

Gap
Northeast

There is opening, gap or hole in fascia / soffit which should be repaired. This can allow water intrusion and rodent infestation as well as deterioration of the surrounding material.

Roof Roofing Professional
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3.6.1 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Negative Grading
North West East

Grading is sloping towards the home in some areas. This could lead to water intrusion and foundation issues. Recommend qualified landscaper or foundation contractor regrade so water flows away from home.

Here is a helpful article discussing negative grading. 

Yard scissors Landscaping Contractor
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3.6.2 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Exterior fencing worn, damaged
North West East

The exterior fencing had some wear and damaged pickets. Recommend repair as needed.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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3.6.3 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Window well covers
North East West

Recommend adding window well covers as needed.

Tools Handyman/DIY

4 - Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure

IN NI NP O
4.1 Foundation X
4.2 Basements & Crawlspaces X
4.3 Floor Structure X
4.4 Wall Structure X
4.5 Ceiling Structure X
Foundation: Material
Concrete
Inspection Method
Visual
Floor Structure: Material
Wood I-Joists, NOT VISIBLE due to carpet and sheetrock, Steel I-Beams
Floor Structure: Sub-floor
OSB, Not visible
Floor Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Concrete
Wall Structure: Floating walls
Foundation: NOT VISIBLE due to the finish and insulation

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the foundation; B. the basement; C. the crawlspace; and D. structural components. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the type of foundation; and B. the location of the access to the under-floor space. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. observed indications of wood in contact with or near soil; B. observed indications of active water penetration; C. observed indications of possible foundation movement, such as sheetrock cracks, brick cracks, out-of-square door frames, and unlevel floors; and D. 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: A. enter any crawlspace that is not readily accessible, or where entry could cause damage or pose a hazard to him/herself. B. move stored items or debris. C. operate sump pumps with inaccessible floats. D. identify the size, spacing, span or location or determine the adequacy of foundation bolting, bracing, joists, joist spans or support systems. E. provide any engineering or architectural service. F. report on the adequacy of any structural system or component.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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4.3.1 - Floor Structure

Minor Concrete Slab Shifting/Cracking
By water heater

Concrete slab was found to be shifting/cracking at the floor structure. This can be caused by soil movement. Recommend  sealing the crack and monitoring.

Gardening shovel tool shape Concrete Contractor

5 - Heating

IN NI NP O
5.1 Equipment X
5.2 Normal Operating Controls X
5.3 Distribution Systems X
5.4 Vents, Flues & Chimneys X
5.5 Presence of Installed Heat Source in Each Room X
AFUE Rating
80

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.

Equipment: Brand
Payne
Equipment: Energy Source
Gas
Equipment: Heat Type
Gas-Fired Heat, Forced Air
Normal Operating Controls: Thermostat
Distribution Systems: Ductwork
Non-insulated

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the heating system, using normal operating controls. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the location of the thermostat for the heating system; B. the energy source; and C. the heating method. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. any heating system that did not operate; and B. if the heating system was deemed inaccessible. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. inspect or evaluate the interior of flues or chimneys, fire chambers, heat exchangers, combustion air systems, fresh-air intakes, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, electronic air filters, geothermal systems, or solar heating systems. B. inspect fuel tanks or underground or concealed fuel supply systems. C. determine the uniformity, temperature, flow, balance, distribution, size, capacity, BTU, or supply adequacy of the heating system. D. light or ignite pilot flames. E. 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. F. override electronic thermostats. G. evaluate fuel quality. H. verify thermostat calibration, heat anticipation, or automatic setbacks, timers, programs or clocks.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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5.1.1 - Equipment

Filter Dirty

The furnace filter is dirty and needs to be replaced every 6 months.

Fire HVAC Professional
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5.1.2 - Equipment

Needs Servicing/Cleaning

Furnace should be cleaned and serviced annually. Recommend a qualified HVAC contractor clean, service and certify furnace.

Here is a resource on the importance of furnace maintenance.

Fire HVAC Professional

6 - Cooling

IN NI NP O
6.1 Cooling Equipment X
6.2 Normal Operating Controls X
6.3 Distribution System X
6.4 Presence of Installed Cooling Source in Each Room X
Cooling Equipment: Brand
None
Cooling Equipment: Energy Source/Type
Electric
Cooling Equipment: Location
None
Distribution System: Configuration
None
Cooling Equipment: SEER Rating
0 SEER

Modern standards call for at least 13 SEER rating for new install. 

Read more on energy efficient air conditioning at Energy.gov.

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the cooling system, using normal operating controls. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the location of the thermostat for the cooling system; and B. the cooling method. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. any cooling system that did not operate; and B. if the cooling system was deemed inaccessible. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. determine the uniformity, temperature, flow, balance, distribution, size, capacity, BTU, or supply adequacy of the cooling system. B. inspect portable window units, through-wall units, or electronic air filters. C. 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. D. inspect or determine thermostat calibration, cooling anticipation, or automatic setbacks or clocks. E. examine electrical current, coolant fluids or gases, or coolant leakage.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations

7 - Plumbing

IN NI NP O
7.1 Main Water Shut-off Device X
7.2 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X
7.3 Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures X
7.4 Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents X
7.5 Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems X
7.6 Sump Pump X
Filters
None
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Location
Basement
Water Source
Public
Main Water Shut-off Device: Location
Basement
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Drain Size
1 1/2", 2", 3 Inch
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Material
PVC, Lead
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Distribution Material
Pex
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Water Supply Material
Copper
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Manufacturer
AO Smith

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. 

Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Power Source/Type
Gas
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Capacity
50 gallons
Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems: Main Gas Shut-off Location
Gas Meter
Sump Pump: Location
Basement

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the main water supply shut-off valve; B. the main fuel supply shut-off valve; C. the water heating equipment, including the energy source, venting connections, temperature/pressure-relief (TPR) valves, Watts 210 valves, and seismic bracing; D. interior water supply, including all fixtures and faucets, by running the water; E. all toilets for proper operation by flushing; F. all sinks, tubs and showers for functional drainage; G. the drain, waste and vent system; and H. drainage sump pumps with accessible floats. II. The inspector shall describe: A. whether the water supply is public or private based upon observed evidence; B. the location of the main water supply shut-off valve; C. the location of the main fuel supply shut-off valve; D. the location of any observed fuel-storage system; and E. the capacity of the water heating equipment, if labeled. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. deficiencies in the water supply by viewing the functional flow in two fixtures operated simultaneously; B. deficiencies in the installation of hot and cold water faucets; C. mechanical drain stops that were missing or did not operate if installed in sinks, lavatories and tubs; and D. 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: A. light or ignite pilot flames. B. measure the capacity, temperature, age, life expectancy or adequacy of the water heater. C. 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. D. determine the exact flow rate, volume, pressure, temperature or adequacy of the water supply. E. determine the water quality, potability or reliability of the water supply or source. F. open sealed plumbing access panels. G. inspect clothes washing machines or their connections. H. operate any valve. I. test shower pans, tub and shower surrounds or enclosures for leakage or functional overflow protection. J. 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. K. determine the effectiveness of anti-siphon, backflow prevention or drain-stop devices. L. determine whether there are sufficient cleanouts for effective cleaning of drains. M. evaluate fuel storage tanks or supply systems. N. inspect wastewater treatment systems. O. inspect water treatment systems or water filters. P. inspect water storage tanks, pressure pumps, or bladder tanks. Q. evaluate wait time to obtain hot water at fixtures, or perform testing of any kind to water heater elements. R. evaluate or determine the adequacy of combustion air. S. test, operate, open or close: safety controls, manual stop valves, temperature/pressure-relief valves, control valves, or check valves. T. examine ancillary or auxiliary systems or components, such as, but not limited to, those related to solar water heating and hot water circulation. U. determine the existence or condition of polybutylene plumbing. V. inspect or test for gas or fuel leaks, or indications thereof.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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7.2.1 - Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems

Sink - Poor Drainage
N North Master Bathroom

Sink had slow/poor drainage. Recommend a qualified plumber repair.
Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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7.2.2 - Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems

Tub drain stopper inoperable
1st Floor hall Bathroom Basement Bathroom

The tub drain stopper is loose therefore not long it to seal properly recommend repair

Contractor Qualified Professional
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7.3.1 - Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures

Faucet/ valve is leaking
North Master Bedroom

The faucet appears to be leaking at the time of the inspection; recommend repair as needed.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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7.3.2 - Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures

Toilet loose
1st Floor hall Bathroom

It appears the toilet is not secure properly to the floor recommend tightening.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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7.3.3 - Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures

valve is leaking
Laundry room hot side

The valve appears to be leaking at the time of the inspection; recommend repair as needed.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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7.4.1 - Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents

Corrosion

Corrosion was noted at the burn chamber or pipe fittings. Recommend a qualified plumber evaluate for repair/replacement.
Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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7.5.1 - Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems

Corrosion

Gas pipes were corroded. Recommend contacting local utility company for evaluation and repair as needed.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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7.6.1 - Sump Pump

Drain broken

The exterior sump pump drain pipe appears to be broken recomend repair as needed.

Contractor Qualified Professional

8 - Electrical

IN NI NP O
8.1 Service Entrance Conductors X
8.2 Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device X
8.3 Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses X
8.4 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
8.5 GFCI & AFCI X
8.6 Smoke Detectors X
8.7 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Sub Panel Location
None
Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Below Ground, 220 Volts
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Main Panel Location
Garage
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Capacity
150 AMP
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Manufacturer
Siemens
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Branch Wire 15 and 20 AMP
Copper
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Wiring Method
Romex
Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles: Fans
Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles: Satisfactory
GFCI & AFCI: In panel
GFCI & AFCI: On outlets
Smoke Detectors: Hard wired
Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Hard wired

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the service drop; B. the overhead service conductors and attachment point; C. the service head, gooseneck and drip loops; D. the service mast, service conduit and raceway; E. the electric meter and base; F. service-entrance conductors; G. the main service disconnect; H. panelboards and over-current protection devices (circuit breakers and fuses); I. service grounding and bonding; J. 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; K. all ground-fault circuit interrupter receptacles and circuit breakers observed and deemed to be GFCIs using a GFCI tester, where possible; and L. smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the main service disconnect's amperage rating, if labeled; and B. the type of wiring observed. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. deficiencies in the integrity of the serviceentrance conductors insulation, drip loop, and vertical clearances from grade and roofs; B. any unused circuit-breaker panel opening that was not filled; C. the presence of solid conductor aluminum branch-circuit wiring, if readily visible; D. 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 E. the absence of smoke detectors. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. insert any tool, probe or device into the main panelboard, sub-panels, distribution panelboards, or electrical fixtures. B. operate electrical systems that are shut down. C. remove panelboard cabinet covers or dead fronts. D. operate or re-set over-current protection devices or overload devices. E. operate or test smoke or carbon-monoxide detectors or alarms F. inspect, operate or test any security, fire or alarms systems or components, or other warning or signaling systems. G. measure or determine the amperage or voltage of the main service equipment, if not visibly labeled. H. inspect ancillary wiring or remote-control devices. I. activate any electrical systems or branch circuits that are not energized. J. inspect low-voltage systems, electrical de-icing tapes, swimming pool wiring, or any timecontrolled devices. K. verify the service ground. L. inspect private or emergency electrical supply sources, including, but not limited to: generators, windmills, photovoltaic solar collectors, or battery or electrical storage facility. M. inspect spark or lightning arrestors. N. inspect or test de-icing equipment. O. conduct voltage-drop calculations. P. determine the accuracy of labeling. Q. inspect exterior lighting.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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8.4.1 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Light Inoperable
Basement Bedroom hallway, utilities room

One or more lights are not operating. New light bulb possibly needed.
Electric Electrical Contractor
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8.4.2 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Damaged light fixture
Basement Bedroom Northeast, laundry room

The light fixture or coverings appear to be damaged at the time of the inspection recommend repair as needed.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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8.6.1 - Smoke Detectors

Missing
1st Floor hallway

There appears to be missing smoke detectors throughout the property.

Contractor Qualified Professional

9 - Attic, Insulation & Ventilation

IN NI NP O
9.1 Attic Insulation X
9.2 Vapor Retarders (Crawlspace or Basement) X
9.3 Ventilation X
9.4 Exhaust Systems X
Flooring Insulation
None
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Blown, Fiberglass
Dryer Power Source
220 Electric
Dryer Vent
Metal
Attic Insulation: R-value
38
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Soffit Vents, Roof
Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Fans
Fan Only

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. insulation in unfinished spaces, including attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas; B. ventilation of unfinished spaces, including attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas; and C. mechanical exhaust systems in the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry area. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the type of insulation observed; and B. 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: A. the general absence of insulation or ventilation in unfinished spaces. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. 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. B. move, touch or disturb insulation. C. move, touch or disturb vapor retarders. D. break or otherwise damage the surface finish or weather seal on or around access panels or covers. E. identify the composition or R-value of insulation material. F. activate thermostatically operated fans. G. determine the types of materials used in insulation or wrapping of pipes, ducts, jackets, boilers or wiring. H. determine the adequacy of ventilation.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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9.1.1 - Attic Insulation

Dead bird

There is a dead bird in the attic recommend removing.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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9.4.1 - Exhaust Systems

Lint around the vent
Attic

The dryer vent maybe backing up and needs to be cleaned

Contractor Qualified Professional

10 - Doors, Windows & Interior

IN NI NP O
10.1 Doors X
10.2 Windows X
10.3 Floors X
10.4 Walls X
10.5 Ceilings X
10.6 Steps, Stairways & Railings X
10.7 Countertops & Cabinets X
Doors: Satisfactory
Windows: Window Type
Sliders
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Unknown
Floors: Floor Coverings
Tile, Engineered Wood, Vinyl, Carpet
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall, Tile
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Drywall
Steps, Stairways & Railings: Basement
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Laminate
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Wood

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. a representative number of doors and windows by opening and closing them; B. floors, walls and ceilings; C. stairs, steps, landings, stairways and ramps; D. railings, guards and handrails; and E. garage vehicle doors and the operation of garage vehicle door openers, using normal operating controls. II. The inspector shall describe: A. a garage vehicle door as manually-operated or installed with a garage door opener. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. improper spacing between intermediate balusters, spindles and rails for steps, stairways, guards and railings; B. photo-electric safety sensors that did not operate properly; and C. any window that was obviously fogged or displayed other evidence of broken seals. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. inspect paint, wallpaper, window treatments or finish treatments. B. inspect floor coverings or carpeting. C. inspect central vacuum systems. D. inspect for safety glazing. E. inspect security systems or components. F. evaluate the fastening of islands, countertops, cabinets, sink tops or fixtures. G. move furniture, stored items, or any coverings, such as carpets or rugs, in order to inspect the concealed floor structure. H. move suspended-ceiling tiles. I. inspect or move any household appliances. J. inspect or operate equipment housed in the garage, except as otherwise noted. K. verify or certify the proper operation of any pressure-activated auto-reverse or related safety feature of a garage door. L. operate or evaluate any security bar release and opening mechanisms, whether interior or exterior, including their compliance with local, state or federal standards. M. operate any system, appliance or component that requires the use of special keys, codes, combinations or devices. N. operate or evaluate self-cleaning oven cycles, tilt guards/latches, or signal lights. O. inspect microwave ovens or test leakage from microwave ovens. P. operate or examine any sauna, steamgenerating equipment, kiln, toaster, ice maker, coffee maker, can opener, bread warmer, blender, instant hot-water dispenser, or other small, ancillary appliances or devices. Q. inspect elevators. R. inspect remote controls. S. inspect appliances. T. inspect items not permanently installed. U. discover firewall compromises. V. inspect pools, spas or fountains. W. determine the adequacy of whirlpool or spa jets, water force, or bubble effects. X. determine the structural integrity or leakage of pools or spas.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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10.2.1 - Windows

Torn screens
North

There appears to be some torn screens recommend rescreening.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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10.2.2 - Windows

Moisture Damage on Sill
Master Bedroom

There appears to be some moisture damage on the window sill recommend repair as needed. 

Window Window Repair and Installation Contractor
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10.3.1 - Floors

Carpet Stains
Throughout the home

Carpet had areas of staining or discoloration. Recommend a thorough steam clean by a qualified carpet cleaning company 

Mop Cleaning Service
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10.3.2 - Floors

Moderate Wear
Dining Room

Floors in the home exhibited moderate surface wear along major paths of travel. Recommend a qualified flooring contractor evaluate for possible re-finish. 

Flooring Flooring Contractor
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10.3.3 - Floors

Grout needed
1st Floor entry, master bathroom

The grout on the floor tiles needs to be repaired or replaced.

Tile Tile Contractor
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10.4.1 - Walls

Moisture Damage
Basement Bathroom

Stains on the walls visible at the time of the inspection appeared to be the result of moisture intrusion. The source of moisture may have been corrected. Recommend further examination by a qualified contractor to provide confirmation.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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10.4.2 - Walls

Poor Patching
Southwest Bedroom

Sub-standard drywall patching observed at time of inspection. Recommend re-patching. 

Putty knife Drywall Contractor
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10.4.3 - Walls

Caulking Maintenance
Master Bathroom

The caulking  Has some visible separation and cracking recommend resealing as needed.

Wrench DIY
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10.4.4 - Walls

Moisture Staining
Laundry room

There appears to be some visible moisture staining at time inspection recommend repair as needed.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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10.6.1 - Steps, Stairways & Railings

Support Strap loose

The staircase support strap appears to be coming loose recommend re attaching.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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10.7.1 - Countertops & Cabinets

Poor/Missing Caulk
Basement Bathroom

Bathroom countertop was missing sufficient caulk/sealant at the wall. This can lead to water damage. Recommend adding sealant at sides and corners where counters touch walls.

Here is a helpful DIY video on caulking gaps. 

Wrench DIY

11 - Built-in Appliances

IN NI NP O
11.1 Dishwasher X
11.2 Refrigerator X
11.3 Range/Oven/Cooktop X
11.4 Garbage Disposal X
Dishwasher: Brand
GE
Refrigerator: Brand
GE
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Energy Source
Electric
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Brand
GE
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Exhaust Hood Type
Re-circulate
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Over the range microwave
Garbage Disposal: Installed

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
  • O = Observations
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11.1.1 - Dishwasher

Inoperable

Dishwasher was inoperable using standard controls. Recommend a qualified plumber or contractor evaluate. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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11.4.1 - Garbage Disposal

Leaking

The garbage disposal is leaking and would not turn on recommend replacement.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor

12 - Garage

IN NI NP O
12.1 Ceiling X
12.2 Floor X
12.3 Walls & Firewalls X
12.4 Garage Door X
12.5 Garage Door Opener X
12.6 Occupant Door (From garage to inside of home) X
Attached
Ceiling: Satisfactory at time of inspection

Appeared satisfactory at time of the inspection

Floor: Satisfactory
Walls & Firewalls: Present
Garage Door: Material
Metal, Steel
Garage Door: Type
Sectional
Occupant Door (From garage to inside of home): Fire doors
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • O = Observations
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12.4.1 - Garage Door

Auto Reverse Sensor Not Working

The auto reverse sensor was not responding at time of inspection. This is a safety hazard to children and pets. Recommend a qualified garage door contractor evaluate and repair/replace. 

Garage Garage Door Contractor
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12.4.2 - Garage Door

Loud Noises

Loud grinding or squaling observed when opening/closing garage door. This can be due to dirt or debris in the track or lack of lubrication. Recommend cleaning the track and lubricating. 

Here are some troubleshooting tips before calling a garage contractor. 

Garage Garage Door Contractor
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12.4.3 - Garage Door

Panel Damage

Garage door panel is damaged and may need repair/replacement. Recommend a qualified garage door contractor evaluate. 

Garage Garage Door Contractor