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493 Gravel St
Meriden CT 06450
07/29/2019 2:49 pm

18
Recommendation
1
Safety hazard

1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
Client, Home Owner
Occupancy
Furnished
Style
Multi-level
Temperature (approximate)
90 Fahrenheit (F)
Type of Building
Multi-Family
Weather Conditions
Clear, Dry, Hot, Humid

2 - Roof

IN NI NP D
2.1 Coverings X
2.2 Roof Drainage Systems X
2.3 Flashings X
2.4 Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations X
Inspection Method
Binoculars, Ground
Roof Type/Style
Gable
Coverings: Material
Asbestos
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Aluminum, Seamless 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 = Deficiency
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2.1.1 - Coverings

Discoloration

Roof shingles were discolored, which can be caused by moisture, rust or soot. Recommend a qualified roofing contractor evaluate and remedy with a roof cleaning or repair. 

Here is a helpful article on common roof stains. 

Roof Roofing Professional
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2.1.2 - Coverings

Tiles Cracked/Broken

Roof had cracked/broken tiles. Recommend a qualified roof contractor repair or replace to prevent moisture intrusion and/or mold. 

Roof Roofing Professional
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2.4.1 - Skylights, Chimneys & Other Roof Penetrations

Chimney Cap Missing

No chimney cap was observed. This is important to protect from moisture intrusion and protect the chimney. Recommend a qualified roofer or chimney expert install.

Roof Roofing Professional

3 - Exterior

IN NI NP D
3.1 Foundation X
3.2 Siding, Flashing & Trim X
3.3 Exterior Doors X
3.4 Walkways, Patios & Driveways X
3.5 Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps X
3.6 Eaves, Soffits & Fascia X
3.7 Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls X
Inspection Method
Visual
Foundation: Material
Concrete, Stone
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Asbestos
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Style
Shakes
Exterior Doors: Exterior Entry Door
Wood
Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Driveway Material
Asphalt
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Appurtenance
Deck, Front Porch, Sidewalk
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Material
Concrete, 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 = Deficiency
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3.2.1 - 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 monitoring. 

Wrench DIY
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3.2.2 - 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.

Siding Siding Contractor
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3.3.1 - Exterior Doors

Door Sill/Trim

Door sill and/or trim is loose, deteriorated or worn and repair or replacement should be considered.

Door Door Repair and Installation Contractor
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3.5.1 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Deck - Nails Exposed

One or more nails were observed to be exposed. Recommend nails be reset.
Wrench DIY
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3.5.2 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Deck - Water Sealant Required

Deck is showing signs of weathering and/or water damage. Recommend water sealant/weatherproofing be applied.

Here is a helpful article on staining & sealing your deck. 

Wrench DIY
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3.6.1 - Eaves, Soffits & Fascia

Paint/Finish Failing

The paint or finish is failing. This can lead to deterioration and rot of the material. Recommend that the araes be properly prepared and painted / finished.

Paint roller Painting Contractor

4 - Basement, Crawlspace & Structure

IN NI NP D
4.1 Basements & Crawlspaces X
4.2 Vapor Retarders (Crawlspace or Basement) X X
4.3 Floor Structure X
4.4 Wall Structure X
4.5 Ceiling Structure X
4.6 Sump Pump X X
Inspection Method
Crawlspace Access
Floor Structure: Material
Concrete, Slab, Wood Beams
Floor Structure: Sub-floor
Plank
Floor Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Concrete

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 = Deficiency
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4.3.1 - Floor Structure

Concrete Slab Shifting/Cracking

Concrete slab was found to be shifting/cracking at the floor structure. This can be caused by moisture intrusion and/or soil movement. Recommend a structural engineer evaluate and repair to preserve structural integrity of the home.
House construction Structural Engineer
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4.4.1 - Wall Structure

Cracks - Minor

Minor cracking was observed in wall structure. This is common in homes this age. Recommend monitoring.

Wrench DIY

5 - Electrical

IN NI NP D
5.1 Service Entrance Conductors X
5.2 Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device X
5.3 Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses X
Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Overhead, Aluminum, 220 Volts
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Main Panel Location
Basement
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Capacity
200 AMP
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Manufacturer
General Electric
Main & Subpanels, Service & Grounding, Main Overcurrent Device: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Branch Wire 15 and 20 AMP
Copper
Branch Wiring Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Wiring Method
Romex, BX (Metalic sheathing)

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 = Deficiency

6 - Kitchen

IN NI NP D
6.1 Dishwasher X
6.2 Refrigerator X
6.3 Range/Oven/Cooktop X
6.4 Garbage Disposal X
Dishwasher: Brand
Maytag
Refrigerator: Brand
Maytag
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Energy Source
Electric, Gas

 Maytag

Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Brand
Maytag
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Exhaust Hood Type
Re-circulate

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

7 - Master Bedroom

IN NI NP D
7.1 General X
7.2 Doors X
7.3 Windows X
7.4 Floors X
7.5 Walls X
7.6 Ceilings X
7.7 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
7.8 GFCI & AFCI X X
7.9 Smoke Detectors X
7.10 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X X
Windows: Window Type
Double-hung
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Unknown
Floors: Floor Coverings
Laminate
Walls: Wall Material
Plaster
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Plaster
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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7.4.1 - 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. 

Flooring Flooring Contractor
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7.7.1 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Ungrounded Receptacle

One or more receptacles are ungrounded. To eliminate safety hazards, all receptacles in kitchen, bathrooms, garage & exterior should be grounded.
Electric Electrical Contractor

8 - Bedroom 2

IN NI NP D
8.1 General X
8.2 Doors X
8.3 Windows X
8.4 Floors X
8.5 Walls X
8.6 Ceilings X
8.7 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
8.8 GFCI & AFCI X X
8.9 Smoke Detectors X
8.10 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X X
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency

9 - Bedroom 3

IN NI NP D
9.1 General X X
9.2 Doors X
9.3 Windows X
9.4 Floors X
9.5 Walls X
9.6 Ceilings X
9.7 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles
9.8 GFCI & AFCI
9.9 Smoke Detectors
9.10 Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency

10 - Bathroom 1

IN NI NP D
10.1 Toilet X
10.2 Shower X
10.3 GFCI & AFCI
10.4 Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures X
10.5 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Distribution Material
Copper
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Water Supply Material
Copper
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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10.2.1 - Shower

Cracked Tiles

Shower has one or more cracked tiles. Recommend a bathroom contractor or handyman repair or replace.
Wrenches Handyman
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10.3.1 - 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. 

Electric Electrical Contractor

11 - Bathroom 2

IN NI NP D
11.1 General X
11.2 Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures X
11.3 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
11.4 GFCI & AFCI X
11.5 Shower
11.6 Toilet
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Distribution Material
Copper
Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures: Water Supply Material
Copper
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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11.4.1 - 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. 

Electric Electrical Contractor

12 - Bathroom 3

IN NI NP D
12.1 General X X
12.2 Water Supply, Distribution Systems & Fixtures
12.3 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles
12.4 GFCI & AFCI
12.5 Shower
12.6 Toilet
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency

13 - Living Room

IN NI NP D
13.1 Doors X
13.2 Windows X
13.3 Floors X
13.4 Walls X
13.5 Ceilings X
13.6 Thermostat Controls X
13.7 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X
13.8 GFCI & AFCI X X
Windows: Window Type
Double-hung
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Unknown
Floors: Floor Coverings
Hardwood
Walls: Wall Material
Plaster
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Plaster
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • D = Deficiency
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Comment
13.1.1 - Doors

Door Latch Alignment

Door latch and/or strike plate is out of alignment. Recommend a handyman repair.

Door Door Repair and Installation Contractor
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13.3.1 - 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. 

Flooring Flooring Contractor
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13.4.1 - Walls

Minor Corner Cracks

Minor cracks at the corners of doors and windows in walls. Appeared to be the result of long-term settling. Some settling is not unusual in a home of this age and these cracks are not a structural concern.

Contractor Qualified Professional

14 - Laundry Room

IN NI NP D
14.1 Main Water Shut-off Device X
14.2 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X
14.3 Exhaust Systems X X
14.4 Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents X
14.5 Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems X
Filters
None
Water Source
Public
Dryer Power Source
220 Electric
Dryer Vent
Metal
Flooring Insulation
None
Main Water Shut-off Device: Location
Basement
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Drain Size
1 1/2"
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Material
PVC
Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Fans
None
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Power Source/Type
Electric
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Capacity
80 gallons
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Location
Basement
Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems: Main Gas Shut-off Location
Gas Meter
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Manufacturer
GE

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. 

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

15 - Utility Room

IN NI NP D
15.1 Cooling Equipment X X
15.2 Heating Equipment X
15.3 Distribution System X X
Heating Equipment: Brand
Well Mclain
Heating Equipment: Energy Source
Gas
Heating Equipment: Heat Type
Radiant Heat
Heating Equipment: AFUE Rating
90000

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.

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

16 - Attic

IN NI NP D
16.1 Attic Insulation X
16.2 Ventilation X
Attic Insulation: R-value
19
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Loose-fill
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Ridge Vents

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 = Deficiency

17 - Misc. Interior

IN NI NP D
17.1 Distribution Systems X X
17.2 Vents, Flues & Chimneys X
17.3 Smoke Detectors X
17.4 Steps, Stairways & Railings X
17.5 Countertops & Cabinets X
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Laminate
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Wood

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 = Deficiency