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1234 Main St.
Centerville, OH 45459
03/29/2020 9:00AM

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Agency Name
8
Maintenance item
26
Recommendation
3
Safety hazard

1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
Client
Occupancy
Vacant
Style
Ranch
Temperature (approximate)
44 Fahrenheit (F)
Type of Building
Detached
Weather Conditions
Cloudy, Heavy Rain, Snow

2 - Roof

IN NI NP D
2.1 Coverings X
2.2 Roof Drainage Systems X X
2.3 Flashings X X
2.4 Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations X X
Inspection Method
Roof, Ground
Roof Type/Style
Hip
Coverings: Material
Asphalt, Rubber

There is a hole in the shingles by the roof

Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Aluminum
Flashings: Material
Aluminum

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
  • D = Deficiencies
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2.2.1 - Roof Drainage Systems

Debris

Debris has accumulated in the gutters. Recommend cleaning to facilitate water flow.

Here is a DIY resource for cleaning your gutters. 

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2.2.2 - Roof Drainage Systems

Downspouts need correction

The downspouts either need to be connected to the existing extensions or need extensions added.

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2.3.1 - Flashings

Loose/Separated

Flashings observed to be loose or separated, which can lead to water intrusion and/or mold. The flashing around the chimney is separated from the stone and allowing water into the attic. Recommend a qualified roofing contractor repair.

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2.4.1 - Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations

Chimney cap cracked

The chimney cap is cracked in one or more places and needs to be sealed by a professional contractor.

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2.4.2 - Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations

Penetrations through the roof need to be sealed

Penetrations through the roof need to be sealed. The old electric mast should be removed.

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3 - Exterior

IN NI NP D
3.1 Siding, Flashing & Trim X X
3.2 Exterior Doors X
3.3 Walkways, Patios & Driveways X X
3.4 Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps X X
3.5 Eaves, Soffits & Fascia X
3.6 Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls X X
Inspection Method
Visual
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Aluminum, Wood, Stone
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Style
None
Exterior Doors: Exterior Entry Door
Wood, Vinyl
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Driveway Material
Asphalt
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Appurtenance
Sunroom
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Material
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
  • D = Deficiencies
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3.1.1 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Cracking - Minor

Siding showed cracking in one or more places. This is a result of temperature changes, and typical as homes with stucco age. Recommend tuck pointing and monitoring. 

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3.1.2 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Ground Clearance

Inadequate clearance between siding and ground.   Recommend a minimum ground clearance between bottom of siding and ground of 4". Siding in contact with the ground or soil is a serious concern because that condition can provide direct access for wood destroying insects.

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3.1.3 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Wood trim needs repair

The wood trim shows signs of water damage and peeling paint. Recommend repair as needed by a qualified contractor. Recommend scraping and painting all of the wood trim and windows. Some of the windows need glazing.

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3.3.1 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Hand rail loose

The hand rail on the front steps is loose. Recommend having a qualified contractor repair.

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3.4.1 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Screens ripped

Some of the screens on the screen patio need repair. Recommend having a qualified contractor make repairs.

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3.6.1 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Negative Grading

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. 

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3.6.2 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Standing Water

Standing water observed, which could indicate poor drainage and/or grading. Recommend monitor and/or have landscaper correct.

Here is a resource on dealing with standing water in your yard. 

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3.6.3 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Tree Debris on Roof

Tree debris observed on roof. This can cause improper drainage to gutters and downspouts. Recommend clearing debris.

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3.6.4 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Shrubs need trimmed back

All vegetation around the house should be at least 1 foot off of the structure and overhanging trees at least 5 feet. Recommend having a professional landscaper trim all vegetation.

Contractor Qualified Professional

4 - Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure

IN NI NP D
4.1 Foundation X
4.2 Basements & Crawlspaces X X
4.3 Floor Structure X X
4.4 Wall Structure X X
4.5 Ceiling Structure X X
Inspection Method
Crawlspace Access, Visual
Foundation: Material
Concrete
Floor Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Dirt, Concrete
Floor Structure: Material
Dimensional lumber
Floor Structure: Sub-floor
Plank

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
  • D = Deficiencies
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4.2.1 - Basements & Crawlspaces

No vapor barrier in the crawl space

There is no vapor barrier in the crawl space. Recommend having a qualified contractor install. 

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4.3.1 - Floor Structure

Joists Need Repair

One or more floor joists were damaged or improperly installed. This can cause damage to the structural integrity of the home. Several joists have termite damage. Recommend a qualified contractor or structural engineer evaluate and advise on how to correct.

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4.4.1 - Wall Structure

Evidence of Water Intrusion

Wall structure showed signs of water intrusion, which could lead to more serious structural damage. Recommend a qualified contractor identify source or moisture and remedy.

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4.5.1 - Ceiling Structure

Evidence of Water Intrusion

Ceiling structure showed signs of water intrusion, which could lead to more serious structural damage. Recommend a qualified contractor identify source or moisture and remedy.

This area was dry at time of inspection.

5 - Heating

IN NI NP D
5.1 Equipment X
5.2 Normal Operating Controls X
5.3 Distribution Systems X
5.4 Presence of Installed Heat Source in Each Room X
Equipment: Energy Source
Gas
Equipment: Heat Type
Gas-Fired Heat, Forced Air
Distribution Systems: Ductwork
Metal duct
Equipment: Brand
Bryant

The furnace is 27 years old. Recommend budgeting for replacement. 

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.

Distribution Systems: HVAC controls

The thermostat in the family room did not activate furnace when tested. Recommend having a qualified HVAC contractor evaluate the system. 

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
  • D = Deficiencies

6 - Cooling

IN NI NP D
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
Westinghouse
Cooling Equipment: Energy Source/Type
Electric
Cooling Equipment: Location
Exterior West
Cooling Equipment: There was no model and serial number tag on the air conditioner
Distribution System: Configuration
Central
Cooling Equipment: SEER Rating
13 SEER

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

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

Normal Operating Controls: AC not tested due to exterior Temperature

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
  • D = Deficiencies

7 - Plumbing

IN NI NP D
7.1 Main Water Shut-off Device X
7.2 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X X
7.3 Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures X X
7.4 Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents X X
7.5 Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems X
7.6 Sump Pump X
Filters
Whole house conditioner
Water Source
Public
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Drain Size
3”, 2", 1 1/2"
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Material
Iron, PVC
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Distribution Material
Copper, Galvanized
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Water Supply Material
Galvanized
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Capacity
40 gallons
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Location
Basement
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Power Source/Type
Gas
Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems: Main Gas Shut-off Location
Gas Meter
Main Water Shut-off Device: Basement front wall
Basement
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Cast iron drain pipes

The home has cast-iron drain pipes that have a life of 70-100 years. Recommend  having the underground and under slab pipes cleaned and scoped by a professional drain contractor.

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. 

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
  • D = Deficiencies
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7.2.1 - Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems

Shower - Poor Drainage

Shower had slow/poor drainage. Recommend a qualified plumber repair.
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7.3.1 - Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures

Dissimmilar metals

There are dissimilar metals on the water piping which causes electrolysis. Recommend having a professional plumber correct

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7.4.1 - Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents

Near End of Life

Water heater showed normal signs of wear and tear. Recommend monitoring it's effectiveness and replacing in the near future.

8 - Electrical

IN NI NP D
8.1 Service Entrance Conductors X
8.2 Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device X X
8.3 Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses X X
8.4 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X X
8.5 GFCI & AFCI X X
8.6 Smoke Detectors X X
8.7 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X X
Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Below Ground
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Capacity
200 AMP
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Manufacturer
Crouse-Hinds
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Sub Panel Location
No sub panel located
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Branch Wire 15 and 20 AMP
Copper, Aluminum
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Wiring Method
Romex
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Main Panel Location
Basement

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
  • D = Deficiencies
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8.2.1 - Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device

Electric panel hums

The electric panel has a humming noise. The panel needs a secondary ground source.Recommend having a qualified electrician evaluate and repair. 

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8.3.1 - Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses

Aluminum Branch Circuits

Aluminum wire appears to be installed on branch electrical circuits in the subject premises. These single strand, branch circuit aluminum wires were used widely in houses during the mid 1960s and 1970s. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, problems due to expansion can cause overheating at connections between the wire and devices (switches and outlets) or at splices, which has resulted in fires. For further information on aluminum wiring contact the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission via the Internet at http://www.cpsc.gov/ . It is recommended that the electrical system be evaluated by a licensed electrician.

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8.3.2 - Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses

Open wire

All electrical connections and open wires need to be correctly terminated in a junction box. Recommend repair by a professional electrician.

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8.3.3 - Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses

Low voltage

Several of the low voltage switches do not operate. Recommend having a qualified electrician evaluate and estimate the switches and entire electrical system.

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8.4.1 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Light Inoperable

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

Low voltage

Low voltage switches not operating.

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8.5.1 - GFCI & AFCI

No GFCI Protection Installed

No GFCI protection present in all locations. Recommend licensed electrician upgrade by installing ground fault receptacles in all locations.

Here is a link to read about how GFCI receptacles keep you safe. 

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8.6.1 - Smoke Detectors

More smoke Detectors needed

Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are needed on each floor in the hall by the bedrooms and in any room where there is a fireplace additionally smoke detectors should be added in the bedrooms

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8.7.1 - Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Add carbon monoxide detectors.

Recommend adding carbon monoxide detectors in the hall by the bedrooms and on each floor 

Contractor Qualified Professional

9 - Fireplace

IN NI NP D
9.1 Vents, Flues & Chimneys X
9.2 Lintels X
9.3 Damper Doors X
9.4 Cleanout Doors & Frames X
Type
Wood
Vents, Flues & Chimneys: Fireplace flue not visible

The fireplace glue is not completely visible. Recommend having a fireplace contractor clean and video the condition.

I. The inspector shall inspect:

readily accessible and visible portions of the fireplaces and chimneys;

lintels above the fireplace openings;

damper doors by opening and closing them, if readily accessible and manually operable; and

cleanout doors and frames.

II. The inspector shall describe:

the type of fireplace.

III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction:

evidence of joint separation, damage or deterioration of the hearth, hearth extension or chambers;

manually operated dampers that did not open and close;

the lack of a smoke detector in the same room as the fireplace;

the lack of a carbon-monoxide detector in the same room as the fireplace; and

cleanouts not made of metal, pre-cast cement, or other non-combustible material.

IV. The inspector is not required to:

inspect the flue or vent system.

inspect the interior of chimneys or flues, fire doors or screens, seals or gaskets, or mantels.

determine the need for a chimney sweep.

operate gas fireplace inserts.

light pilot flames.

determine the appropriateness of any installation.

inspect automatic fuel-fed devices.

inspect combustion and/or make-up air devices.

inspect heat-distribution assists, whether gravity-controlled or fan-assisted.

ignite or extinguish fires.

determine the adequacy of drafts or draft characteristics.

move fireplace inserts, stoves or firebox contents.

perform a smoke test.

dismantle or remove any component.

perform a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)-style inspection.

perform a Phase I fireplace and chimney inspection.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies

10 - Attic, Insulation & Ventilation

IN NI NP D
10.1 Attic Insulation X
10.2 Vapor Retarders (Crawlspace or Basement) X
10.3 Ventilation X X
10.4 Exhaust Systems X X
Dryer Power Source
220 Electric
Dryer Vent
None Found
Flooring Insulation
Fiberglass, Batt, Loose Fill
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Batt, Loose-fill, Cellulose, Fiberglass
Attic Insulation: R-value
30
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Leak around the chimney, Box vents, Soffit Vents
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
  • D = Deficiencies
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Comment
10.3.1 - Ventilation

Leak around the chimney

The flashing on the chimney is leaking and moisture is coming into the attic

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Comment
10.4.1 - Exhaust Systems

Bathroom Vents Into Attic

Bathroom fan vents into the attic, which can cause moisture and mold. Recommend a qualified attic contractor property install exhaust fan to terminate to the exterior.

11 - Doors, Windows & Interior

IN NI NP D
11.1 Doors X
11.2 Windows X X
11.3 Floors X X
11.4 Walls X
11.5 Ceilings X
11.6 Steps, Stairways & Railings X
11.7 Countertops & Cabinets X
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Unknown
Windows: Window Type
Casement
Floors: Floor Coverings
Vinyl, Carpet, Tile
Walls: Wall Material
Plaster, Gypsum Board
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Plaster, Gypsum Board
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Wood
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Corian

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
  • D = Deficiencies
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Comment
11.2.1 - Windows

Painted Shut

One or more windows are painted shut. Recommend windows be restored to functional use.
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11.2.2 - Windows

Windows hard to operate

The windows do not open and close correctly. Either they are painted shut or the hardware does not operate. Recommend repair by a qualified window contractor.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
11.3.1 - Floors

Moderate Wear

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

12 - Built-in Appliances

IN NI NP D
12.1 Dishwasher X
12.2 Refrigerator X
12.3 Range/Oven/Cooktop X
12.4 Garbage Disposal X
Dishwasher: Brand
Whirlpool
Refrigerator: Brand
Kenmore
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Exhaust Hood Type
Vented
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Brand
Tappan
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Energy Source
Electric
Garbage Disposal: No power to the garbage disposal
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies

13 - Garage

IN NI NP D
13.1 Ceiling X
13.2 Floor X
13.3 Walls & Firewalls X
13.4 Garage Door X X
13.5 Garage Door Opener X X
13.6 Occupant Door (From garage to inside of home) X X
Garage Door: Material
Wood
Garage Door: Type
Up-and-Over
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies
$
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Comment
13.4.1 - Garage Door

Paint needed on garage door

The paint on the garage door is chipping. Recommend having a qualified professional scrape and paint the door.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
13.6.1 - Occupant Door (From garage to inside of home)

Door Does Not Meet Separation Requirements

Door separating garage and home does not meet safety standards. Doors in firewalls must be at least 1 3/8-inch thick, metal/steel, or a 20-minute fire-rated door. 

14 - Drain Scope

IN NI NP D
Rooter Drain Tech Inspection
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiencies