Interiors: Hairline cracks are not unusual on interior walls and ceiling surfaces, due to minor shrinkage and settlement. Fog or condensation between insulated glass panes is an indication of broken thermal seal. Due to the nature of the defect this situation may not always be detected. Inspector cannot predict the lifespan of the thermal seals. This inspection only reports structural or mechanical defects. Cosmetic blemishes on floors, floor coverings, walls, doors, cabinets, and trims are not reported.
Bathrooms: Hairline cracks are not unusual on interior wall and ceiling surfaces, due to minor shrinkage and settlement. Small cracks in grouting of floor and wall tiles are commonly due to normal shrinkage. Re-grouting of these cracks is a maintenance responsibility of the home owner during the life of the home. Lack of maintenance will cause water penetration, lifting of tiles and deterioration of flooring, plaster, drywall and structural members around tubs and showers. Subfloor, sheetrock or plaster behind tile is not accessible. The inspection is not able to evaluate condition of the underlying surfaces and structures (walls, subfloor, etc.). Destructive probing may discover further damage or deficiencies. Termination of fan ducts may not be able to be determined. If a visible issue exists it will be noted in this report. This inspection only reports structural or mechanical defects. Cosmetic blemishes on floors, floor coverings, walls, ceiling, and cabinets are not reported.
The following items are not included in this inspection: security, intercom and sound systems; communications wiring; central vacuum systems; elevators and stair lifts; cosmetic deficiencies such as nail-pops, scuff marks, dents, dings, blemishes or issues due to normal wear and tear in wall, floor and ceiling surfaces and coverings, or in equipment; deficiencies relating to interior decorating; low voltage and gas lighting systems. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not evaluate any areas or items which require moving stored items, furnishings, debris, equipment, floor coverings, insulation or similar materials. The inspector does not test for asbestos, lead, radon, mold, hazardous waste, urea formaldehyde urethane, or any other toxic substance. Some items such as window, drawer, cabinet door or closet door operability are tested on a sampled basis. The client should be aware that paint may obscure wall and ceiling defects, floor coverings may obscure floor defects, and furnishings may obscure wall, floor and floor covering defects. If furnishings were present during the inspection, recommend a full evaluation of walls, floors and ceilings that were previously obscured when possible. Determining the cause and/or source of odors is not within the scope of this inspection. Per InterNACHI SOP's, only a representative sample or readily acccessible items will be checked. This includes but is not limited to electrical outlets, windows, doors, lighting, walls, floors or any other item or component that is part of the structure.