Listed below is a description of the Categories used throughout the report to help understand the severity of an item. Any items list in the below categories may be based on the inspectors opinion. These categories are not designed to be considered as an enforceable repair or responsibility of the current homeowner, but designed to inform the current client of the current condition of the property and structure. They may be used in negotiations between real estate professionals.
Maintenance/Monitor = The item, component, or system while perhaps is functioning as intended may be in need of minor repair, service, or maintenance; is showing wear or deterioration that could result in an adverse condition at some point in the future; or consideration should be made in upgrading the item, component, or system to enhance the function, efficiency, and/or safety. Items that fall into this category frequently be addressed by a homeowner or Licensed Handyman and are considered to be routine homeowner maintenance (DIY) or recommended upgrades.
Deficiencies = The item, component, or system while perhaps functioning as intended is in need of moderate repair, service, is showing signs of wear or deterioration that could result is an adverse condition at some point in the future; consideration should be made in upgrading the item, component, or system to enhance the function, efficiency and/or safety. Items falling into this category can frequently be addressed by a licensed handyman or qualified contractor of trade and are not considered routine maintenance or DIY items.
Safety & Immediate Attention = The item, component, or system poses a safety concern to occupants in or around the home. Some listed concerns may have been considered acceptable for the time of the structures construction, but pose a current risk.
The item, component or system is not functioning as intended, or needs further inspection by a qualified license contractor of trade; possible damage to the structure, item, or component may occur. Repairs may be possible to satisfactory condition with out repair.
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A home inspection is not a pass or fail type of test. The goal of this inspection and report is to put you in a better position to make an informed real estate decision. It should be used as a general guide providing you with information to help you make your own evaluation of the overall condition of the home and is not intended to reflect the value of the property or make any representation as to the advisability of purchase.
Not all improvements, defects or hazards will be identified during this inspection. Conditions can and will change after the inspection over time. Future conditions or component failure cannot be foreseen or reported on and unexpected repairs should still be anticipated.
This inspection is not a guarantee or warranty of any kind. It is not the intent of this report to make the house new again. It is a visual only evaluation of the systems and accessible components of the home and is designed to identify areas of concern within specific systems or components defined by InterNACHI's Standards of Practice. Please refer to the pre-inspection contract for a full explanation of the scope of the inspection.
This Home Inspection Report contains observations of those systems and components that, in the professional judgement of the inspector, are not functioning properly, significantly deficient, unsafe, or are near the end of their useful service lives. If the cause for the deficiency is not readily apparent, the suspected cause or reason why the system or component is at or near end of useful service life is reported, and recommendations for correction or monitoring are made as appropriate.
This report is effectively a snapshot of the house recording the conditions at a given date and time. Home inspectors cannot predict future situations, and as such, we cannot be responsible for things that occur after the inspection. If conditions change, we are available to revisit the property for an additional charge and update our report. Any oral statements made by the Inspector pertaining to Recommended Upgrades or any inclusion in the Inspection Report of information regarding Recommended Upgrades are deemed to be informational only and supplied as a courtesy and not be deemed to be an amendment to or waiver of any exclusions included in the "Home Inspection Agreement" and "Standards of Practice".
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 estimates of the cost of 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 report has been prepared for your exclusive use, as our client. No use by third parties is intended. We will not be responsible to any parties for the contents of the report, other than the part named herein. The report itself is copyright protected and may not be used in whole or in part without Streamline Property Inspections express written permission.
Again, thanks very much for the opportunity to conduct this home inspection for you. We are available to you throughout the entire real estate transaction process. Should you have any questions, please call or email.
For the purpose of this report, all directional references (Left, Right, Front, Back) are based on when facing the front of the structure as depicted in the cover image above.
Your report includes many photographs. Some pictures are intended as a courtesy and are added for your information. Some are to help clarify where the inspector has been, what was looked at, and the condition of the system or component at the time of the inspection. Some of the pictures may be of deficiencies or problem areas, these are to help you better understand what is documented in this report and may allow you to see areas or items that you normally would not see. Not all problem areas or conditions will be supported with photos.
The shingles are missing, loose or torn. This can cause deterioration and moisture intrusion. Leaks can occur as a result. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms, e.g. wood fungi. Recommend that a qualified contractor repair as necessary to help prevent (further) leaks and water damage.
Fastners were exposed at one or more shingles. Recommend applying an approved sealant over exposed nail heads now and as necessary in the future to prevent leaks
The drain tile is damaged. Recommend replacing the damaged areas to help ensure run off water from the roof or sump pump drains well away from the home.
Wasp nests were visible under the soffits. Recommend a qualified exterminator evaluate and remove.
Recommend to remove vegetation that is in contact with exterior of home.
Foundation was not visible due to finished wall, floor and ceiling coverings. Condition of foundation not reported on and excluded from the scope of inspection.
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.
Carbon monoxide detector was not present. Although carbon monoxide detectors are not required Streamline Property Inspections recommends that they be installed.
Access was restricted due to attic height and lack of walkway. Inspected from the access.
Access to the attic was restricted by personal belongings/stored items and shelving. The home owner volunteered to move the refrigerator out of the way to make attic access.
Wall had damage from doorknob. Recommend a qualified handyman or DIY project.
A drain, waste and/or vent pipe showed signs of a previous leak. Recommend a evaluate and repair if necessary.
Water shutoff valve and supply line are loose. Recommend repair and stabilize supply line.
All the receptacles in the living room upstairs have been wired with reverse polarity. This can create a shock hazard. Recommend evaluation & repair.
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.
There is a refrigerator plugged in to an extension cord plug into a GFCI receptacle. I would not recommend doing this because you may not know when and if it trips.
Part of the garage area was not visible due to belongings and was unable to be inspected
Loud grinding or squealing observed when opening/closing garage door. This can be due to dirt or debris in the track or lack of lubrication. Recommend calling a garage door contractor for service and maintenance.
The following estimate(s) is/are provided as a courtesy only. The estimate(s) should not be shared with any other party. Depending on the methods and materials used to repair or replace the issues in the associated report, costs could vary significantly. We recommend consulting a qualified professional. Not all the sections in the summary will have a value assigned to it. These areas my be considered under DIY, cosmetic, informational or may be referred to the evaluation of a qualified professional for further information.