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3157 Creek Trce W
Powder Springs GA 30127
03/11/2017 2:00 pm

13
Recommendations
3
Immediate/safety items

1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
Client, Client's Agent
Occupancy
Vacant
Style
Multi-level
Temperature (approximate)
48 Fahrenheit (F)
Type of Building
Single Family
Weather Conditions
Cloudy, Light Rain

2 - Roofing

Inspection Method
Ground, Ladder
Roof Type/Style
Hip
Covering: Roofing Material
Asphalt
Flashings: Material
Metal
2.1.1 - Covering

Signs Of Aging

The shingles showed signs of aging. I noted pitting or hail damaged areas. I recommend a qualified roofing professional evaluate and repair as needed.

Roof Roofing Professional

3 - Exterior

Inspection Method
Visual
Eaves, Soffits & Fascia: Material
Wood
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter & Downspout Material
Aluminum
Siding & Trim: Siding Material
Brick, Fiber Cement
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Driveway Material
Concrete
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Type Present
Deck
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Material
Wood
3.1.1 - Eaves, Soffits & Fascia

Eaves - Damaged
Front

I noted a section of the eaves damaged at the front. This is possibly due to wildlife. Recommend a qualified professional evaluate & repair.

Contractor Qualified Professional
3.3.1 - Siding & Trim

Damaged
Front

I noted two broken bricks by the garage door. I recommend a qualified professional to repair the broken bricks to prevent water intrusion.

Contractor Qualified Professional

4 - Structure

Inspection Method
Visual, Attic Access
Foundation: Material
Concrete
Foundation: Configuration
Basement
Floor Structure: Material
Engineered Floor Trusses
Floor Structure: Sub-floor
OSB
Floor Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Concrete
Wall Structure: Exterior Wall Construction
Wood frame
Roof & Ceiling Framing: Type
Hip
Roof & Ceiling Framing: Frame Type
Rafters/roof joist
Roof & Ceiling Framing: Sheathing Type
OSB
4.1.1 - Foundation

Foundation Cracks - Minor
Basement

Minor cracking was noted at the foundation. This is common as concrete ages and shrinkage surface cracks are normal. I noted two cracks that were previously filled with epoxy to prevent water intrusion.

Recommend monitoring, if the cracks enlarge, have evaluated further by a foundation expert or structural engineer.

Here is an informational article on foundation cracks.

House construction Structural Engineer
4.5.1 - Roof & Ceiling Framing

Water Stains
Attic, Right Side

 I noted a water stain in the Attic. This area was dry at the time of inspection. I recommend a qualified roofer evaluate the roof covering and flashings and repair as needed.

Contractor Qualified Professional

5 - Electrical

Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Entrance
Below Ground
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Capacity
200 AMP
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Wiring: Distribution Wire Material and Type
Copper, Non-metallic sheathed
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Main Panel Location
Basement
Smoke Detectors: Not inspected as part of a home inspection.

It is recommended to replace smoke detectors every 10 years.

6 - Heating

Equipment: Energy Source
Gas
Equipment: Heat Type
Forced Air
Distribution Systems: Ductwork
Insulated
Equipment: Brand
Trane
6.1.1 - Equipment

Needs Servicing/Cleaning

Furnace should be cleaned and serviced annually. Recommend a qualified HVAC contractor clean, service and certify furnace.

Here is a resource on the importance of furnace maintenance.

Fire HVAC Professional
6.2.1 - Normal Operating Controls

Inoperable

Thermostat was inoperable. Recommend a qualified HVAC contractor replace.

Fire HVAC Professional
6.4.1 - Vents, Flues & Chimneys

Chimney Flue Dirty

The fireplace flue had a layer of creosote dust. Recommend qualified chimney sweep company inspect and/or clean before using the fireplace. 

Fireplace Chimney Repair Contractor

7 - Cooling

Cooling Equipment: Energy Source/Type
Electric
Distribution System: Configuration
Central
Cooling Equipment: Brand
Trane
Cooling Equipment: Manufacture Date
Left Side, Exterior Wall

Unit 1 - 2003

Unit 2 - 2004

Cooling Equipment: Low Temperature
The A/C unit was not tested due to low outdoor temperature. This may cause damage the unit.

8 - Plumbing

Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Material
PVC
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Distribution Material
Copper
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Water Supply Material
Copper
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Power Source/Type
Gas
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Capacity
40 gallons
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Location
Basement
Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems: Main Gas Shut-off Location
Gas Meter
Main Water Shut-off Device: Location
Basement
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Manufacturer
State

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. 

Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Manufacture Date

2004

8.2.1 - Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems

Bathtub - Poor Drainage
Master Bathroom, 2nd Floor Bathroom

Bathtub had slow/poor drainage. Recommend a qualified plumber clean or repair.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
8.2.2 - Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems

Sink - Poor Drainage
1st Floor, Bathroom

Sink had slow/poor drainage. Recommend a qualified plumber repair.

Pipes Plumbing Contractor

9 - Attic, Insulation & Ventilation

Attic Insulation: R-value
30
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Blown
Ventilation: Attic Ventilation Type
Gable Vents, Thermostatically Controlled Fan, Roof Vents
Home Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Fans
Bathroom Exhaust Fan, Dryer Vented To Exterior
9.4.1 - Home Exhaust Systems

Dry Vent Needs Cleaned
Rear

The dryer vent screen on the exterior wall is clogged. This is a fire hazard. I recommend cleaning the dryer vent.

Contractor Qualified Professional

10 - Interior

Windows: Window Type
Double-hung, Double Pane
Floors: Floor Coverings
Hardwood, Carpet, Tile
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
null, Drywall
10.1.1 - Doors

Door Doesn't Latch
2nd Floor Master & Hall Closet

Door doesn't latch properly. The top is missing the component that allows the door to latch.

Wrenches Handyman
10.1.2 - Doors

Door Sticks
1st Floor Bathroom

Door sticks and is tough to open. Recommend sanding down offending sides.

Here is a helpful DIY article on how to fix a sticking door. 

Wrenches Handyman
10.2.1 - Windows

Painted Shut

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

Window Window Repair and Installation Contractor
10.3.1 - Floors

Moisture Damage

Floors had areas of visible moisture damage under where the refrigerator would go. This area was dry at the time of inspection.

Flooring Flooring Contractor
10.7.1 - Countertops & Cabinets

Cabinets Damaged
Kitchen

The cabinet under the kitchen sink had areas of visible moisture damage.. This area was dry at the time of inspection.

House building Cabinet Contractor