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1234 Main St.
Moline, IL 61265
03/27/2020 9:00AM

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THANK YOU! Thank you for choosing us to perform this General Home Inspection. We always endeavor to do our best to ensure that both the home and your investment in it are safe! 


INSPECTION LIMITATIONS 

The Inspection is Visual 

The purpose of this report is to reflect as accurately as possible the visible condition of the home at the time of the inspection. Although the inspector may use basic instruments, the inspection performed to provide data for this report was primarily visual and non-invasive. This inspection is not a guarantee or warranty of any kind. Its purpose is to identify safety hazards and defects in system/major accessible components. 


Not Pass/fail 

A property does not "Pass" or "Fail" a General Home inspection. An inspection is designed to reflect the visual condition of the home at the time of the inspection. Please feel free to contact me with any questions about either the report or the property, soon after reading the report, or at any time in the future! 


SCOPE of the INSPECTION

The inspection was performed in compliance with the Standards of Practice of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. The following conditions lie beyond the scope of the General Home inspection: 

• Identification of building regulation violations; 

• Conditions not readily observable; 

• Failure to follow manufacturer's installation recommendations, or 

• Any condition requiring research. 


NOT TECHNICALLY EXHAUSTIVE 

Please keep in mind that home inspectors are generalists, not specialists. Homes contain a huge variety of systems and components of different types, of varying quality and age, installed by those with varying skill levels in different climate zones. 

To have the same level of expertise, library of knowledge, or to perform inspections to the same technical degree as would contractors specializing in each of those systems is not possible for a home inspector. 

Because home inspectors do not perform research, the General Home Inspection does not include confirmation of compliance with any manufacturer's recommended installation instructions, confirmation of property boundary limits or compliance with structure setback regulations. 

Although some conditions commented on in this report may be building code violations, identification of building code violations lies beyond the scope of the General Home Inspection. To understand more fully what is and is not included in a General Home Inspection, please visit the Standards of Practice page of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors at www.nachi.org/sop

The goal of this inspection report is not to make a purchase recommendation, but to provide you with useful, accurate information that will be helpful in making an informed purchase decision. 


READ the REPORT! 

Please read your entire inspection report carefully. Although the report has a summary that lists the most important considerations, the body of the report also contains important information. 


REPAIRS, EVALUATIONS, and CORRECTIONS 

For your protection, and that of others, all repairs, corrections, or specialist evaluations should be performed by qualified contractors or licensed professionals. Safety hazards or poorly performed work can continue to be a problem, or even be made worse when home sellers try to save money by hiring inexpensive, unqualified workmen, or by doing work themselves. Be sure to take whatever actions are necessary before the expiration of your Inspection Object Deadline! 


DO A FINAL WALKTHROUGH! Because conditions can change very quickly, we recommend that you or your representative perform a final walk-through inspection immediately before closing to check the condition of the property, using this report as a guide. 


WE'RE HERE to HELP! If you have questions about either the contents of this report, or about the home, please don't hesitate to  contact us for help, no matter how much time has passed since your home inspection. We'll be happy to answer your questions to the best of our ability. 


NOTICE TO THIRD PARTIES This report is the joint property of the Inspection company that created it and the Client for whom it was prepared. Unauthorized transfer of this report to any third parties or subsequent buyers is not permitted and may place those in violation, or those who improperly depend on the information contained herein in jeopardy. This report and supporting inspection were performed according to a written agreement that limits its scope and the manner in which it may be used. Unauthorized recipients are advised to not rely on the contents of this report but instead to retain the services of the qualified home inspector of their choice to provide them with an updated report.

1 - Inspection Details

Attendees: Attendees
Client, Buyer
Attendees: Portion Attended by Occupant
Entire
Occupancy: State of Occupancy
Empty- short term
Property Elevation
Sea level
Weather, 2 days prior to the Inspection
Periods of light rain
Weather at the Inspection
Sunny, Warm
Weather-related Property Condition
Dry
Approximate Temperature at the Inspection
80s F
Utilities: all utilities on

All utilities were on at the time of the inspection.


2 - Homesite

Located near an airport

The home was located near an airport. You should expect to hear airplanes.

Detached structures not inspected
The property included one or more detached structure (structures not attached to the home) which were not included as part of a General Home Inspection and were not inspected. The Inspector disclaims any responsibility for providing any information as to their condition. Consider having these structures inspected by a qualified inspector for safety reasons.

3 - Roof

Roof Configuration: Roof Configuration
Gable
Roof inspection method
walked the roof

The inspector viewed the roof using this method.

Roof Structure Ext. : What's inspected?

Inspection of the roof structure from the exterior typically includes: 

  • The general roof structure appearance; 
  • Roof-covering material condition; 
  • Flashing protecting roof-covering material penetrations, changes in roof-covering materials, and transitions where roof slopes change; 
  • Condition of combustion, plumbing and attic ventilation vents and devices; 
  • Chimney conditions; and 
  • Roof drainage systems and components.
Apshalt Shingles: Type of Shingle
Dimensional
Apshalt Shingles: Type: Dimensional
The roof was covered with dimensional fiberglass asphalt shingles, also called "architectural" or "laminated" shingles. Fiberglass shingles are composed of a fiberglass mat embedded in asphalt and covered with ceramic-coated mineral granules. Dimensional shingles are composed of multiple layers bonded together. Shingles with multiple layers bonded together are usually more durable than shingles composed of a single layer. Dimensional shingles usually have a 20-30 year warranty. The actual useful lifespan varies with shingle quality. Determining shingle quality or remaining shingle roof lifespan lies beyond the scope of the General Home Inspection.
Apshalt Shingles: Warranties: check with seller
Shingle condition indicated that the shingle warranty may not yet have expired. Confirmation would require documentation. Shingles may have one warranty, two warranties, three warranties, or no warranty at all. A warranty may transfer once with the sale of the home, or it may transfer as a limited warranty, or it may transfer fully. Time limits for notifying the shingle manufacture of the sale of teh home may exist. You should read the terms of any warranty carefully to determine whether any action is neccesary by you, or by the seller, for the warranty to remain in effect.

Roof Drainage System not present.

Underlayment: Disclaimer: completely hidden
The underlayment was hidden beneath the roof-covering material. It was not inspected and the Inspector disclaims responsibility for evaluating its condition or confirming its presence.

Flashing not present.

4 - Exterior

Balcony: Balcony Floor Material
Wood board
Exterior Trim: Trim Material
Same as siding
Balcony: Balcony Support Structure
Floor joists cantilever, Vertical support posts
Balcony: Balcony Guardrail Materials
Wood
Balcony: What's inspected?
Inspection of balconies typically includes the following: - structural integrity; - planking; - guardrails; and - finish coating.
Driveway: Driveway Surface
Asphalt
Wall Exteriors: Photos
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4.1.1 - Balcony

End of useful life- QC (loc)

This balcony appeared to be at the end of its useful life and needed replacement. At the time of the inspection it was unsafe and action should be taken to deny access. 

Tools Handyman/DIY
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4.3.1 - Driveway

Cracks: common cracks < 1/4"

Common cracks (1/4-inch or less) were visible in the driveway. Cracks exceeding 1/4 inch should be filled with an appropriate material to avoid continued damage to the driveway surface from freezing moisture.
Wrench DIY
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4.4.1 - Door/Window Exteriors

Doors: deterioration, general, commensurate

Door exteriors showed general weathering, wear, and deterioration commensurate with their age.
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4.4.2 - Door/Window Exteriors

Window: damage, light

A window exhibited light damage.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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4.5.1 - Wall Exteriors

Housewrap: none installed

The home appeared to have no membrane installed behind the exterior wall covering. This condition may allow wind-driven rain, roof runoff or other moisture that penetrates the exterior wall covering to enter the wall structure where it can damage home materials with the potential to cause damage from decay or saturation, and/or encourage microbial growth such as mold. Lack of an installed membrane may also result in higher heating and cooling costs than in a similar home with an exterior wall membrane installed, due to higher levels of air leakage and heat movement through the exterior walls. Removing the exterior wall covering to install a membrane is typically not cost effective. In the future, you should be diligent in providing annual maintenance to any sealants, flashing or other components, which help protect the walls from moisture intrusion.
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4.5.2 - Wall Exteriors

Skirting damaged - multiple areas

The skirting was damaged in multiple areas.  I recommend replacement to minimize animal/ pests  and wind/ draft infiltration. 

Tools Handyman/DIY
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4.6.1 - Exterior Trim

Corner trim: damaged- QC

Corner trim was damaged and needed repair. 

Tools Handyman/DIY
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Comment
4.7.1 - Siding

Buckled- QC
Northwest

Siding covering exterior walls showed signs of poor installation. Siding was buckled / loose in areas. The Inspector recommends that an evaluation and any necessary work be performed by a qualified contractor.

Siding Siding Contractor
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4.7.2 - Siding

Damage: localized- QC

The siding had localized areas of damage. To prevent damage to home materials or the wall structure from moisture intrusion the Inspector recommends repair.

Tools Handyman/DIY

5 - Interior

General Interior: General Floor Materials
Carpet, Laminate, Vinyl sheet
Door/Window/Skylight : Interior Door Types
Hollow core
Door/Window/Skylight : Window Frame Material
Vinyl
Door/Window/Skylight : Window Glazing Type
Double-pane
Door/Window/Skylight : Window Style(s)
Single hung
Kitchen: Kitchen Floor Materials
Vinyl sheet
Kitchen: Range/Oven/Cooktop Type
Gas-fired range
Kitchen: Range Hood Type
Vent to exterior
Bathroom: Bathroom Configuration
1sink in cabinet/toilet/tub-with-shower
Bathroom: Toilet type(s)
Dual-flush
Bathroom: Bathroom Floor Materials
Vinyl sheet
Bathroom: Room Ventilation
Exhaust fan, Window
Laundry Room: Photo
General Interior: Flir images
Bathroom: Number of Bathrooms
2 bathrooms
Bathroom: Sinks: old and stained, both functional
The sinks in this bathroom were old and stained but were functional at the time of the inspection.
Bathroom: Toilet type: dual flush
This bathroom had a dual-flush toilet installed. Dual-flush toilets let you choose between a 1-gallon flush for liquid waste and a 1.6-gallon flush for solid waste. Dual-flush 1.6-gpf toilets reduce water consumption by an additional 30% over standard low-flow toilets.
Bedroom: Bedroom Floor Materials
Carpet
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5.1.1 - General Interior

Floor: carpet, re-stretch- QC

The carpet in this room needed to be re-stretched. All work should be performed by a qualified contractor.

Flooring Flooring Contractor
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5.1.2 - General Interior

Wear and deterioration,moderate, maint. or repair

The home interior exhibited moderate general wear and deterioration commensurate with its age. Some items will need maintenance or repair.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
5.2.1 - Door/Window/Skylight

Door, interior: damaged door stop

An interior door in this room had a damaged door stop that should be replaced to prevent wall damage.

Tools Handyman/DIY
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Comment
5.2.2 - Door/Window/Skylight

Door, interior: difficult to close, jamb binding- QC
Master, laundry

An interior door in this room was binding on the jamb and was difficult to close. 

Tools Handyman/DIY
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5.2.3 - Door/Window/Skylight

Windows: deterioration, severe- QC

Windows in the home exhibited severe deterioration. The Inspector recommends that before the expiration of your Inspection Objection Deadline you consult with a qualified contractor to discuss options and costs for repair or replacement.
Window Window Repair and Installation Contractor
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5.3.1 - Kitchen

Electrical recepticals: GFCI protection

No ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection of this electrical receptacle was provided in the kitchen. The Inspector recommends that electrical receptacles located within 6 feet of a plumbing fixture be provided with ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection in good working order to avoid potential electric shock or electrocution hazards. This can be achieved relatively inexpensively by: 1. Replacing an individual standard receptacle with a GFCI receptacle. 2. Replacing the electrical circuit receptacle located closest to the overcurrent protection device (usually a breaker) with a GFCI receptacle. 3. Replacing the breaker currently protecting the electrical circuit that contains the receptacles of concern with a GFCI breaker.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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5.4.1 - Laundry Room

Electrical receptacles: GFCI protection, none installed- QC

No ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection of home electrical receptacles was provided in this laundry room at the time of inspection. The Inspector recommends that electrical receptacles located within 6 feet of a plumbing fixture be provided with ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection in good working order to avoid potential electric shock or electrocution hazards. This can be achieved relatively inexpensively by: 1. Replacing an individual standard receptacle with a GFCI receptacle. 2. Replacing the electrical circuit receptacle located closest to the overcurrent protection device (usually a breaker) with a GFCI receptacle. 3. Replacing the breaker currently protecting the electrical circuit that contains the receptacles of concern with a GFCI breaker.
Electric Electrical Contractor
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5.5.1 - Bathroom

Bathtub: faucet, leaked when operated- QC

In this bathroom, the bathtub faucet leaked when operated, indicating that a control valve seal needed replacement. The Inspector recommends service by a qualified plumbing contractor.
Wrenches Handyman
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5.5.2 - Bathroom

Electrical receptacles: GFCI protection, none installed- QC

No ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection of home electrical receptacles was provided in this bathroom at the time of inspection. The Inspector recommends that electrical receptacles located within 6 feet of a plumbing fixture be provided with ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection in good working order to avoid potential electric shock or electrocution hazards. This can be achieved relatively inexpensively by: 1. Replacing an individual standard receptacle with a GFCI receptacle. 2. Replacing the electrical circuit receptacle located closest to the overcurrent protection device (usually a breaker) with a GFCI receptacle. 3. Replacing the breaker currently protecting the electrical circuit that contains the receptacles of concern with a GFCI breaker.
Electric Electrical Contractor
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Comment
5.5.3 - Bathroom

Shower: showerhead leaking- QC
Master Bathroom

The shower head connection leaked when the shower was operated. 

Wrench DIY
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5.5.4 - Bathroom

Toilet: loose at floor- QC

In this bathroom, the toilet was loose at the floor and should be re-attached 

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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5.6.1 - Bedroom

Electrical receptacle: loose- QC
Master Bedroom

An electrical receptacle in this bedroom was improperly secured and moved when a plug was inserted. Receptacles should be securely installed to prevent fire, shock and/or electrocution hazard. The Inspector recommends correction by a qualified electrical contractor.
Electric Electrical Contractor

6 - Electrical

Service Drop: Service Type
Underground
Service Drop: Service Lateral: underground
Conductors supplying electricity to the home were buried underground.
Electric Meter: Electric Meter Location
Rear, Right side
Service Entrance Cables: Viewed Service Entrance Conductors at:
In the service panel
Service Panel: Service Panel Type
Flush mount
Service Panel: Service Panel Ampacity
100 amps
Service Panel: Main Disconnect Type
Breaker
Service Panel: Main Disconnect Ampacity
100 amps
Branch Circuits: Branch Circuit Conductor Type
Copper
Branch Circuits: Overcurrent Protection Type
Circuit breakers
Service Drop: Service Conductors
Copper
Service Panel: Service Panel Brand
Cutler-Hammer
Electric Meter: Electric Meter Type
Solid state (LCD)
Service Panel: Description: fused disconnect, main lug load center
The electrical service entrance conductors fed a fused disconnect service panel (first point of disconnect) that in turn fed a main lug load center containing breakers that protected and controlled power to branch circuits.
Service Panel: OCPD type: breakers
Overcurrent protection of branch circuits was provided by circuit breakers located in the service panel.
Service Panel: Service Panel General Condition - What's inspected?
Inspection of the electrical service panel typically includes examination of the following: - Panel interior and exterior condition - Panel amperage rating - Main disconnect amperage rating and condition - Main conductor amperage ratings - Branch conductor types, amperage rating and condition - Wiring visible materials, types, condition and connections - Circuit breaker types, amperage ratings and condition - Label information present - Service and equipment grounding - Bonding of service equipment
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6.4.1 - Service Panel

Interior: corrosion, moderate- QC

Interior components of the electrical service panel exhibited moderate amounts of corrosion indicating moisture intrusion. Corrosion can degrade electrical contacts with the potential to cause problems related to component overheating. This condition is a potential fire hazard. The Inspector recommends maintenance be performed by a qualified electrical contractor to ensure that electrical connections have not deteriorated.
Electric Electrical Contractor
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6.4.2 - Service Panel

Label: circuit directory, illegible- QC

The circuit directory label identifying individual circuits at the service panel cabinet was illegible. The cabinet should contain a clearly-marked label identifying individual circuits so that in an emergency, individual circuits can be quickly shut off. The Inspector recommends that a properly-marked Circuit Directory label be installed by a qualified electrical contractor.
Electric Electrical Contractor
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6.4.3 - Service Panel

Overcurrent protection device: different brands- QC

Circuit breakers in the service panel were of a brand different from the main panel brand. Because circuit breakers made by different manufacturers vary in design, panel manufacturers typically require that breakers manufactured by their company be used in their panels. Breakers from one manufacturer used in the panel of another manufacturer may result in poor connections which can create a potential fire or shock/electrocution hazard. The Inspector recommends correction by a qualified electrical contractor.
Electric Electrical Contractor
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6.4.4 - Service Panel

Overcurrent protection device: fuse ampacity exceeds conductor rating- QC

The amperage rating of one or more fuses in the electrical service panel exceeded the amperage rating of the circuit conductors they were designed to protect. This can indicate efforts to overcome frequent fuse burn-out, which is a sign of circuit problems such as overheating. This condition is a potential fire hazard. The Inspector recommends evaluation and any necessary correction by a qualified electrical contractor.
Electric Electrical Contractor
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6.4.5 - Service Panel

Wiring: white not marked as hot- QC

In the service panel, conductors with white insulation were being used as ungrounded (hot) conductors, but were not marked as such. This is a potential electric shock/electrocution hazard and should be corrected by a qualified electrical contractor.
Electric Electrical Contractor
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6.6.1 - Branch Circuits

AFCI: none installed (modern stds.)

No arc-fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) protection was installed in the home. Homes are not required to be updated to comply with newly-enacted building safety standards. Although AFCI protection may not have been required when the home was originally constructed, to reduce the the potential danger of electrical-source fire, the Inspector recommends that AFCI protection be installed that will comply with modern electrical safety standards.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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6.6.2 - Branch Circuits

Exterior lighting: exposed components- QC

Exterior lighting was installed in a manner that left energized electrical components exposed to touch. This condition is an electrical shock/electrocution hazard. The inspector recommends correction by a qualified electrical contractor.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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6.6.3 - Branch Circuits

Exterior lighting: moisture intrusion, connections- QC

Exterior lighting was installed in a manner that left energized electrical components exposed to moisture intrusion. This condition will deteriorate electrical connections and is a potential fire hazard. The inspector recommends correction by a qualified electrical contractor.
Electric Electrical Contractor
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6.6.4 - Branch Circuits

Exterior receptacles: no GFCI

An exterior electrical receptacle did not have Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) protection. For safety reasons, the Inspector recommends that all exterior electrical receptacles be provided with GFCI protection in good working order to avoid potential shock or electrocution hazards. This can be achieved by: 

1. Replacing the current standard receptacles with GFCI receptacles. 

2. Replacing the electrical circuit receptacle located closest to the main electrical service panel with a GFCI receptacle. 

3. Replacing the breaker currently protecting the electrical circuit that contains these receptacles with a GFCI breaker.

Electric Electrical Contractor

7 - HVAC

Furnace & Humidifier : Furnace Location
Mechanical room
Furnace & Humidifier : Furnace Brand
Coleman
Furnace & Humidifier : Energy Source
Natural gas
Furnace & Humidifier : Furnace Efficiency
Medium
Furnace & Humidifier : Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) Rating
Medium (80%-83%)
Furnace & Humidifier : Air Filter Location
Furnace blower compartment
Furnace & Humidifier : Duct Type
Sheet metal
Furnace & Humidifier : Date of manufacture

The date of furnace manufacture appeared to be ____08/2014___.

Cooling: AC compressor data plate: date of manufacture

The AC compressor date of manufacture was ______05/1998__.

Furnace & Humidifier : Data plate: photo

The photo shows the furnace data pate or manufacturer's label

Cooling: AC Brand
Carrier
Cooling: AC: compressor data plate, photo
Information from the air-conditioner compressor unit data plate is shown in the photo.
Cooling: AC: split system description
The air conditioning system was a split system in which the cabinet housing the compressor, cooling fan and condensing coils was located physically apart from the evaporator coils. As is typical with split systems, the compressor/condenser cabinet was located at the home's exterior so that the heat collected inside the home could be released to the outside air. Evaporator coils designed to collect heat from the home interior were located inside a duct at the furnace and were not directly visible.
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7.2.1 - Cooling

AC: cool air, none- QC

The air-conditioning blower operated, but the AC system did not produce cool air. The Inspector recommends service by a qualified HVAC technician.
Th Heating and Cooling Contractor

8 - Plumbing

Water Supply: Water Source
Public
Water Heater: Water Heater Type
Gas-fired
Water Heater: Water Heater Brand
Rheem
Water Heater: Water Heater Tank Capacity
40 gallons
Water Heater: Water heater location
mechanical room
Water Heater: Data plate: photo

The photo shows the data plate of this water heater.

Water Heater: Date of manufacture

The date of manufacture for this water heater appeared to be ______04/2016__.

Water Heater: Gas Water Heater: efficiency, low
This water heater was a low-efficiency atmospheric draft type which drew combustion air from the surrounding interior area and expelled hot exhaust gasses through a metal flue to the exterior using natural air flow (convection).
Water Heater: Gas: photo, shut-off valve: gas
The photo shows the location of the shut-off valve for gas at the water heater.
Water Heater: TPR valve: present
The water heater was equipped with a temperature/pressure relief (TPR) valve that was not operated by the Inspector. Operating the TPR valve lies beyond the scope of the General Home Inspection. The Inspector recommends that the TPR be operated by the homeowner monthly as a maintenance measure.
Water Supply: Water supply pipes: most not visible
Most water distribution pipes were not visible due to wall, floor and ceiling coverings. The Inspector disclaims responsibility for inspection of pipes not directly visible.
Drain, Waste and Vent (DWV) : Most DWV not visible
Most drain, waste and vent pipes were not visible due to wall, ceiling and floor coverings.
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8.3.1 - Water Heater

Drip pan: none installed- QC

Although this water heater was installed in a location in which leakage of the tank or plumbing connections could cause significant damage, no drip pan was installed. A proper drip pan should be installed by a qualified plumbing contractor to prevent possible water damage.
Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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8.3.2 - Water Heater

Gas water heater: combustion exhaust vent, separated- QC

The combustion exhaust vent of this gas-fired water heater was separated. This hazardous condition may allow the invisible, odorless, tasteless, toxic products of combustion (such as carbon monoxide) to enter the living space. Exposure to these gases can result in injury or death The Inspector recommends that this water heater be shut down immediately and remain shut down until the problem has been corrected by a qualified HVAC contractor.

Contractor Qualified Professional

9 - Structure

Foundation: Foundation Type
Pier on grade
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9.1.1 - Foundation

Block piers leaning

Block piers leaning - Horizontal offset from top to bottom of pier cannot exceed 1-inch. At the time of inspection the block piers were observed to have settled and are leaning out of plumb.  In order to fully support the frame of the home and transfer the load to the ground the piers should be centered below the beam and vertical.  I recommend resetting and monitoring the leaning piers to prevent further shifting/ settling/ movement of the home.

Contractor Qualified Professional