All utilities were on at the time of the inspection.
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!
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.
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.
All utilities were on at the time of the inspection.
The home was located near an airport. You should expect to hear airplanes.
The inspector viewed the roof using this method.
Inspection of the roof structure from the exterior typically includes:
Roof Drainage System not present.
Flashing not present.
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.
A window exhibited light damage.
The skirting was damaged in multiple areas. I recommend replacement to minimize animal/ pests and wind/ draft infiltration.
Corner trim was damaged and needed repair.
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.
The siding had localized areas of damage. To prevent damage to home materials or the wall structure from moisture intrusion the Inspector recommends repair.
The carpet in this room needed to be re-stretched. All work should be performed by a qualified contractor.
The home interior exhibited moderate general wear and deterioration commensurate with its age. Some items will need maintenance or repair.
An interior door in this room had a damaged door stop that should be replaced to prevent wall damage.
An interior door in this room was binding on the jamb and was difficult to close.
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.
The shower head connection leaked when the shower was operated.
In this bathroom, the toilet was loose at the floor and should be re-attached
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.
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.
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.
The date of furnace manufacture appeared to be ____08/2014___.
The AC compressor date of manufacture was ______05/1998__.
The photo shows the furnace data pate or manufacturer's label
The photo shows the data plate of this water heater.
The date of manufacture for this water heater appeared to be ______04/2016__.
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.
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.