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1234 sample st.
Mountain View AR 72560
10/18/2019 8:00 am

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Recommendation

1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
Client, Client's Agent
Occupancy
Furnished, Occupied
Style
Ranch
Temperature (approximate)
78 Fahrenheit (F)
Type of Building
Single Family
Weather Conditions
Clear
attic inaccessible
laundry room

attic was inaccessible due to freezer location.

was my freezer so i stood on it anyway.

2 - Plumbing

IN NI NP D
2.1 Fixtures / Faucets X
2.2 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X
2.3 Water Heater X
2.4 Vents, Flues, & Chimneys X
2.5 Sump Pumps / Sewage Ejectors X
2.6 Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems X
Filters
None
Source
Public
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Material
Iron
Water Heater: Capacity
30 Gallons
Water Heater: Location
Under kitchen sink

Water heater is located under kitchen sink

Main Water Shut-Off Device (Location)
Crawlspace

Front of house just inside crawl space vent

Material - Distribution
Pex

Main water shut off inside crawl space vent

Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Drain Size
2"
Water Heater: Power Source
Electric
Main Fuel Shut-Off (Location)
Backyard, on above ground fuel tank (propane)
Material - Water Supply
Galvanized, Pex
Water Heater: Manufacturer
Rheem

6.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. interior water supply and distribution systems including fixtures and faucets. 2. interior drain, waste, and vent systems including fixtures. 3. water heating equipment and hot water supply systems. 4. vent systems, flues, and chimneys. 5. fuel storage and fuel distribution systems. 6. sewage ejectors, sump pumps, and related piping. B. describe: 1. interior water supply, drain, waste, and vent piping materials. 2. water heating equipment including energy source(s). 3. location of main water and fuel shut-off valves. 6.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. clothes washing machine connections. 2. interiors of vent systems, flues, and chimneys that are not readily accessible. 3. wells, well pumps, and water storage related equipment. 4. water conditioning systems. 5. solar, geothermal, and other renewable energy water heating systems. 6. manual and automatic re-extinguishing and sprinkler systems and landscape irrigation systems. 7. septic and other sewage disposal systems. B. determine: 1. whether water supply and sewage disposal are public or private. 2. water quality. 3. the adequacy of combustion air components. C. measure water supply low and pressure, and well water quantity. D. fill shower pans and fixtures to test for leaks.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
Credit
Comment
2.3.1 - Water Heater

Exsposed electrical
Under Kitchen Sink

Exposed electrical connection for hot water heater. Should be in an approved electrical enclosure. Recommend further evaluation by qualified electrician.

Contractor Qualified Professional

3 - Structural Components

IN NI NP D
3.1 Foundation, Basement & Crawlspaces X
3.2 Floor Structure X
3.3 Wall Structure X
3.4 Ceiling Structure X
3.5 Roof Structure & Attic X
Floor Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Dirt
Floor Structure: Material
Wood I-Joists, Dirt floor with vapor barrier
Floor Structure: Sub-floor
Plank
Wall Structure: Material
Wood
Ceiling Structure: Material
Wood
Roof Structure & Attic: Material
Wood
Roof Structure & Attic: Type
Gable
Foundation, Basement & Crawlspaces: Material
Masonry Block
Inspection Method
Attic Access, Crawlspace Access

3. STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS 3.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect structural components including the foundation and framing. B. describe: 1. the methods used to inspect under floor crawlspaces and attics. 2. the foundation. 3. the floor structure. 4. the wall structure. 5. the ceiling structure. 6. the roof structure. 3.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. provide engineering or architectural services or analysis. B. offer an opinion about the adequacy of structural systems and components. C. enter under floor crawlspace areas that have less than 24 inches of vertical clearance between components and the ground or that have an access opening smaller than 16 inches by 24 inches. D. traverse attic load-bearing components that are concealed by insulation or by other materials.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
Credit
Comment
3.2.1 - Floor Structure

Evidence of Wood Destroying Organism

Wood floor joist show evidence of wood destroying organisms. Recommend further evaluation by qualified/licensed pest control company.

Contractor Qualified Professional

4 - Exterior

IN NI NP D
4.1 Siding, Flashing & Trim X
4.2 Exterior Doors X
4.3 Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps X
4.4 Eaves, Soffits & Fascia X
4.5 Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls X
4.6 Walkways, Patios & Driveways X
Inspection Method
Attic Access, Crawlspace Access, Visual
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Style
Beveled
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Appurtenance
Covered Porch, Front Porch, Patio
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Material
Concrete
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Brick
Exterior Doors: Exterior Entry Door
Wood, Glass
Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls: Vegetation

Vegetation in contact with roof and siding allowing for moisture and pest intrusion. Recommend trees be trimmed at minimum 12” from house.

Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls: Downspout extensions

Properly installed downspout extensions 

Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls: Rear drain swale

Due to the slope of the rear of the house, a concrete swale was observed. No damage was present. Recommend continuous maintenance to keep it cleaned out 

Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Driveway Material
Concrete, Pavers

4.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. wall coverings, flashing, and trim. 2. exterior doors. 3. attached and adjacent decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches, and their associated railings. 4. eaves, soffits, and fascias where accessible from the ground level. 5. vegetation, grading, surface drainage, and retaining walls that are likely to adversely affect the building. 6. adjacent and entryway walkways, patios, and driveways. B. describe wall coverings. 4.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: A. screening, shutters, awnings, and similar seasonal accessories. B. fences, boundary walls, and similar structures. C. geological and soil conditions. D. recreational facilities. E. outbuildings other than garages and carports. F. seawalls, break-walls, and docks. G. erosion control and earth stabilization measures.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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Comment
4.2.1 - Exterior Doors

Hardware Damaged
Front Door

One or more pieces of door hardware are damaged. Recommend repair or replace.

5 - Roofing

IN NI NP D
5.1 Coverings X
5.2 Roof Drainage Systems X
5.3 Flashings X
5.4 Skylights, Chimneys & Roof Penetrations X
Roof Type/Style
Gable
Expected life span

expected life span on roof is thought to be 3-5 years

Coverings: Material
Asphalt
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Aluminum
Flashings: Material
Aluminum
Inspection Method
Walkon
3 tab shingle

Roof shingle missing. Recommend further monitoring for damaged or missing shingles in the future.

5.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. roofing materials. 2. roof drainage systems. 3. flashing. 4. skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations. B. describe: 1. roofing materials. 2. methods used to inspect the roofing. 5.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: A. antennas. B. interiors of vent systems, uses, and chimneys that are not readily accessible. C. other installed accessories. 


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

6 - Electrical

IN NI NP D
6.1 Service Entrance Conductors X
6.2 Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels X
6.3 Branch Circuit Conductors, Overcurrent Devices and Compatibility of Their Amperage & Voltage X
6.4 Connected Devices and Fixtures X
6.5 Polarity and Grounding of Receptacles X
6.6 GFCI & AFCI X
6.7 Smoke Detectors X
6.8 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X
Branch Wire 15 and 20 AMP
Copper
Wiring Method
Romex
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Capacity
200 AMP
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Manufacturer
General Electric
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Smoke Detectors: Smoke detectors

Smoke detectors were observed and were operating at the time of inspection 

Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Below Ground
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Locations
Master bedroom
GFCI & AFCI: GFCIs

GFCI's tested in kitchen and bathrooms. appeared functioning correctly at the time of inspection

7.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. service drop. 2. service entrance conductors, cables, and raceways. 3. service equipment and main disconnects. 4. service grounding. 5. interior components of service panels and subpanels. 6. conductors. 7. overcurrent protection devices. 8. a representative number of installed lighting fixtures, switches, and receptacles. 9. ground fault circuit interrupters and arc fault circuit interrupters. B. describe: 1. amperage rating of the service. 2. location of main disconnect(s) and subpanels. 3. presence or absence of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms. 4. the predominant branch circuit wiring method. 7.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. remote control devices. 2. or test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, security systems, and other signaling and warning devices. 3. low voltage wiring systems and components. 4. ancillary wiring systems and components not a part of the primary electrical power distribution system. 5. solar, geothermal, wind, and other renewable energy systems. B. measure amperage, voltage, and impedance. C. determine the age and type of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
Credit
Comment
6.2.1 - Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels

Missing bushings
Master Bedroom

Bushings were observed to be missing. May cause wires to be damaged.

Recommend further evaluation by licensed/qualified electrician.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
6.2.2 - Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels

Double tap
Master Bedroom

Double tap wiring observed on circuit breakers.

Recommend further evaluation by licensed/qualified electrician.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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Comment
6.5.1 - Polarity and Grounding of Receptacles

open ground
Living Room and Hallway

Open grounds were noted in multiple locations. Recommend further evaluation by qualified/licensed electrician.

Contractor Qualified Professional
Credit
Comment
6.6.1 - GFCI & AFCI

No GFCI Protection Installed
exterior outlets

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

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

Credit
Comment
6.7.1 - Smoke Detectors

Smoke detector
Hallway

Battery was removed from smoke detector.

Recommend installing battery for proper operation 

Wrench DIY
Credit
Comment
6.8.1 - Carbon Monoxide Detectors

No carbon monoxide detector

No carbon monoxide detectors were present. Recommend having them installed in appropriate location.

Contractor Qualified Professional

7 - Heating

IN NI NP D
7.1 Heating Equipment X
7.2 Distribution Systems X
7.3 Vents, Flues & Chimneys X
Heating Equipment: Brand
Trane
Heating Equipment: Energy Source
Electric
Heating Equipment: Filter Type
Disposable
Distribution Systems: Ductwork
Insulated
Heating Equipment: Filter Size
20x20x1 filter #1/20x25x1 filter #2
Heating Equipment: Heat Type
Electric Baseboard, Electric Wall Heater, Propane wall mount heater
Distribution Systems: Duct insulation

Duct insulation damaged causing condensation puddle at this location

8.1 The inspector shall: A. open readily openable access panels. B. inspect: 1. installed heating equipment. 2. vent systems, uses, and chimneys. 3. distribution systems. C. describe: 1. energy source(s). 2. heating systems. 8.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. interiors of vent systems, uses, and chimneys that are not readily accessible. 2. heat exchangers. 3. humidifiers and dehumidifiers. 4. electric air cleaning and sanitizing devices. 5. heating systems using ground-source, water-source, solar, and renewable energy technologies. 6. heat-recovery and similar whole-house mechanical ventilation systems. B. determine: 1. heat supply adequacy and distribution balance. 2. the adequacy of combustion air components.

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

8 - Air Conditioning

IN NI NP D
8.1 Cooling Equipment X
8.2 Distribution System X
Type
Ceiling Fan, Air Conditioner
Cooling Equipment: Energy Source/Type
Central Air Conditioner, Electric, Ceiling Fan
Cooling Equipment: Location
Exterior East
Cooling Equipment: Brand
Trane
Cooling Equipment: BTU/TONNAGE
2.5

BTU or tonnage is the capacity of the unit. Measured by the square footage of the home.  Read more on energy efficient air conditioning at Energy.gov.

Distribution System: Configuration
Split

9.1 The inspector shall: A. open readily openable access panels. B. inspect: 1. central and permanently installed cooling equipment. 2. distribution systems. C. describe: 1. energy source(s). 2. cooling systems. 9.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect electric air cleaning and sanitizing devices. B. determine cooling supply adequacy and distribution balance. C. inspect cooling units that are not permanently installed or that are installed in windows. D. inspect cooling systems using ground source, water source, solar, and renewable energy technologies.

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

9 - Interiors

IN NI NP D
9.1 Walls X
9.2 Ceilings X
9.3 Floors X
9.4 Steps, Stairways & Railings X
9.5 Countertops & Cabinets X
9.6 Doors X
9.7 Windows X
9.8 Garage Door X
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Gypsum Board
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Laminate
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Laminate
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Unknown
Garage Door: Material
No garage
Garage Door: Type
None
Floors: Floor Coverings
Carpet, Linoleum
Windows: Window Type
Casement, Storm

10.1 The inspector shall inspect: A. walls, ceilings, and floors. B. steps, stairways, and railings. C. countertops and a representative number of installed cabinets. D. a representative number of doors and windows. E. garage vehicle doors and garage vehicle door operators. F. installed ovens, ranges, surface cooking appliances, microwave ovens, dishwashing machines, and food waste grinders by using normal operating controls to activate the primary function. 10.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: A. paint, wallpaper, and other finish treatments. B. floor coverings. C. window treatments. D. coatings on and the hermetic seals between panes of window glass. E. central vacuum systems. F. recreational facilities. G. installed and free-standing kitchen and laundry appliances not listed in Section 10.1.F. H. appliance thermostats including their calibration, adequacy of heating elements, self cleaning oven cycles, indicator lights, door seals, timers, clocks, timed features, and other specialized features of the appliance. I. operate, or confirm the operation of every control and feature of an inspected appliance.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
Credit
Comment
9.1.1 - Walls

Nail Pops
Living Room

Protruding nail heads visible at the time of the inspection. Protruding nails can be hammered back in and the drywall finished to match the existing wall surfaces. 

Credit
Comment
9.1.2 - Walls

Poor Patching
Living Room

Sub-standard drywall patching observed at time of inspection. Recommend re-patching. 

Credit
Comment
9.5.1 - Countertops & Cabinets

Countertop Cracked/Chipped
Kitchen

Countertop had one or more cracks or chips. Recommend qualified countertop contractor evaluate and repair. 

Here is a helpful article on repairing cracks, chips & fissures. 

Credit
Comment
9.6.1 - Doors

Door Sticks

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. 

Hammer Carpentry Contractor

10 - Built-in Appliances

IN NI NP D
10.1 Dishwasher X
10.2 Refrigerator X
10.3 Range/Oven/Cooktop X
10.4 Garbage Disposal X
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Exhaust Hood Type
Vented
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Energy Source
Gas
Refrigerator: Brand
GE
Dishwasher: Brand
Bosch
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Brand
GE

10.1 The inspector shall inspect: F. installed ovens, ranges, surface cooking appliances, microwave ovens, dishwashing machines, and food waste grinders by using normal operating controls to activate the primary function. 10.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: G. installed and free-standing kitchen and laundry appliances not listed in Section 10.1.F. H. appliance thermostats including their calibration, adequacy of heating elements, self cleaning oven cycles, indicator lights, door seals, timers, clocks, timed features, and other specialized features of the appliance. I. operate, or con rm the operation of every control and feature of an inspected appliance.

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

11 - Insulation and Ventilation

IN NI NP D
11.1 Attic Insulation X
11.2 Vapor Retarders X
11.3 Ventilation X
11.4 Exhaust Systems X
Dryer Power Source
220 Electric
Dryer Vent
Metal (Flex)
Flooring Insulation
Batt, Fiberglass
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Blown
Attic Insulation: R-value
30
Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Fans
Fan with Light
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Gable Vents

11.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces. 2. ventilation of attics and foundation areas. 3. kitchen, bathroom, laundry, and similar exhaust systems. 4. clothes dryer exhaust systems. B. describe: 1. insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces. 2. absence of insulation in unfinished spaces at conditioned surfaces. 11.2 The inspector is NOT required to disturb insulation.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
Credit
Comment
11.4.1 - 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.

12 - Fireplaces and Fuel-Burning Appliances

IN NI NP D
12.1 Fireplaces, Stoves & Inserts X
12.2 Fuel-buring Accessories X
12.3 Chimney & Vent Systems X
Type
None

12.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. fuel-burning replaces, stoves, and replace inserts. 2. fuel-burning accessories installed in fireplaces. 3. chimneys and vent systems. B. describe systems and components listed in 12.1.A.1 and .2. 12.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. interiors of vent systems, uses, and chimneys that are not readily accessible. 2. fire screens and doors. 3. seals and gaskets. 4. automatic fuel feed devices. 5. mantles and replace surrounds. 6. combustion air components and to determine their adequacy. 7. heat distribution assists (gravity fed and fan assisted). 8. fuel-burning replaces and appliances located outside the inspected structures. B. determine draft characteristics. C. move fireplace inserts and stoves or firebox contents.

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