A-Z Home Inspections

Website: http://www.albanygeorgiahomeinspections.com
Email: a.z.inspector@gmail.com
Phone: (229) 395-1970
Inspector's phone: (229) 395-1970
163 Stapleton Dr 
Leesburg GA 31763-4773
Inspector: Don Mazza
Condition Air II License - CN0007596
Certified ASHI Inspector

  

Property Inspection Report
Client(s):  ROBERT & BRENDA JOHNS
Property address:  148 Brunswick Ave
Fitzgerald GA 31750-2335
Inspection date:  Tuesday, April 23, 2013

This report published on Thursday, April 25, 2013 10:13:09 PM EDT

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How to Read this Report
This report is organized by the property's functional areas.  Within each functional area, descriptive information is listed first and is shown in bold type.  Items of concern follow descriptive information.
Concerns are shown and sorted according to these types:
SafetyPoses a risk of injury or death 
Repair/ReplaceRecommend repairing or replacing 
Repair/MaintainRecommend repair and/or maintenance 
Minor DefectCorrection likely involves only a minor expense 
MaintainRecommend ongoing maintenance 
EvaluateRecommend evaluation by a specialist 
CommentFor your information 

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Table of Contents
General information
Exterior
Roof
Attic
Electric service
Water heater
Heating and cooling
Plumbing and laundry
Fireplaces, woodstoves and chimneys
Kitchen
Bathrooms
Interior rooms
 
General information Return to table of contents
Report number: 20130422
Inspector's name: dm
Type of building: Single family
Age of building: 14
Time started: 1000
Time finished: 1230
Inspection Fee: 255.00
Present during inspection: Client(s), Realtor(s)
Occupied: No, but furnishings and stored items are present
Weather conditions: Clear
Temperature: Warm
Ground condition: Dry
Foundation type: Slab on grade
The following items are excluded from this inspection: Shed
1) Safety, Repair/Replace - This property has one or more fuel burning appliances, and no carbon monoxide alarms are visible. This is a safety hazard. Recommend installing one or more carbon monoxide alarms as necessary and as per the manufacturer's instructions. For more information, visit http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PREREL/prhtml05/05017.html
2) Comment - Some or all sections of this property's plumbing system were"winterized" at the time of the inspection. The inspector was unable to fully evaluate the plumbing system and fixtures, such as toilets, faucets and sinks.
 
Exterior Return to table of contents
Footing material: Poured in place concrete
Foundation material: Poured in place concrete
Apparent wall structure: Wood frame
Wall covering: Vertical wood, Brick veneer
Driveway material: Poured in place concrete
Sidewalk material: Poured in place concrete
Exterior door material: Solid core steel
3) Safety, Repair/Replace - Waterproof cover(s) over one or more electric receptacles are damaged or broken. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of shock and fire. Damaged covers should be replaced where necessary.

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NEEDS NEW COVER
 

4) Safety, Minor Defect - Cover plate(s) are missing from one or more electric boxes, such as for receptacles, switches and/or junction boxes. They are intended to contain fire and prevent electric shock from exposed wires. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of fire and shock. Cover plates should be installed where missing.

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WIRES LOOSE AT FAN
 

5) Repair/Replace, Evaluate - Siding is damaged and/or deteriorated in one or more areas. A qualified contractor should evaluate and make repairs and/or replace siding as necessary to prevent water and vermin intrusion.
6) Repair/Replace, Evaluate - Soffit boards are damaged or deteriorated in one or more areas. A qualified contractor should evaluate and make repairs as necessary.

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SIDING IN NEED OF PAINTING
 

7) Repair/Replace, Evaluate - Fascia boards are damaged or deteriorated in one or more areas. A qualified contractor should evaluate and make repairs as necessary.

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SIDING IN NEED OF PAINTING
 

8) Repair/Maintain - Vegetation such as trees, shrubs and/or vines are in contact with or less than one foot from the structure's exterior. Vegetation can serve as a conduit for wood destroying insects and may retain moisture against the exterior after it rains. Vegetation should be pruned and/or removed as necessary to maintain a one foot clearance between it and the structure's exterior.

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TREE ON HOME
 

9) Maintain - Recommend cleaning deck(s) and railing(s) and treating with a preservative claiming to waterproof, block ultraviolet light, and stop mildew. Consumer Reports recommends these products:
  • Cabot Decking Stain and PTW Stain
  • Olympic Water Repellent Deck Stain
  • Thompson's House and Deck Stain
  • Wolman PTW Deck Stain
  • Akzo Sikkens Cetol DEK
  • Benjamin Moore Moorwood Clear Wood Finish
  • DAP Woodlife Premium
  • Olympic Natural Look Protector Plus
    10) Comment - Minor cracks were found in the driveway. However they don't appear to be a structural concern and no trip hazards were found. No immediate action is recommended, but the client(s) may wish to have repairs made or have cracked sections replaced for aesthetic reasons.
     
    Roof Return to table of contents
    Roof inspection method: Viewed from ground with binoculars
    Roof type: Gable
    Roof covering: Asphalt or fiberglass composition shingles
    Estimated age of roof: 2
    Roof ventilation: Adequate
    11) Comment - Because of the roof covering type and/or the configuration of the roof, the inspector was unable to traverse the roof and wasn't able to fully evaluate the entire roof.
     
    Attic Return to table of contents
    Inspection method: Viewed from hatch
    Roof structure type: Rafters
    Ceiling structure: Ceiling beams
    Insulation material: Fiberglass loose fill
    12) Safety, Minor Defect - Cover plate(s) are missing from one or more electric boxes, such as for receptacles, switches and/or junction boxes. They are intended to contain fire and prevent electric shock from exposed wires. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of fire and shock. Cover plates should be installed where missing.

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    WIRES LOOSE AT FAN
     

    13) Comment - Some attic areas were inaccessible due to lack of permanently installed walkways, the possibility of damage to insulation, low height and/or stored items. These areas are excluded from this inspection.
     
    Electric service Return to table of contents
    Primary service type: Overhead
    Primary service overload protection type: Circuit breakers
    Service amperage (amps): 200
    Service voltage (volts): 120/240
    Location of main disconnect: Breaker at top of main service panel
    Service entrance conductor material: Aluminum
    System ground: Ground rod(s) in soil
    Main disconnect rating (amps): 200
    Branch circuit wiring type: Non-metallic sheathed
    Solid strand aluminum branch circuit wiring present: Can't verify
    Smoke detectors present: Yes
     
    Water heater Return to table of contents
    Estimated age: 7
    Energy source: Electricity
    Capacity (in gallons): 40
    Manufacturer: U.S. Craftmaster
    Water temperature (degrees Fahrenheit): ADQ
     
    Heating and cooling Return to table of contents
    Estimated age: 14
    Primary heating system energy source: Electric
    Primary heat system type: Heat pump
    Primary A/C energy source: Electric
    Primary Air conditioning type: Split system, Heat pump
    Distribution system: Flexible ducts, Metal pipe
    Manufacturer: Goodman
    Filter location: Behind return air grill
    Last service date: UNK
    14) Repair/Replace, Evaluate - The heat pump did not respond when its controls were operated. This system was not fully evaluated. The client(s) should consult with the property owner(s) as to how it operates and have a qualified heating and cooling contractor evaluate and make repairs if necessary.

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    Plumbing and laundry Return to table of contents

    15) - WATER CUT OFF DO TO LEAKS IN PIPE OR VALVES
     
    Fireplaces, woodstoves and chimneys Return to table of contents

    16) - NOT INSPECTED DO TO THE FACT THAT THE UNIT HAS SOME MAJOR CRACKS IN IT.
     
    Kitchen Return to table of contents

    17) Safety, Repair/Replace, Evaluate - One or more electric receptacles that serve countertop surfaces within six feet of a sink appear to have no ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of shock. A qualified electrician should evaluate to determine if GFCI protection exists, and if not, repairs should be made so that all receptacles that serve countertop surfaces within six feet of sinks have GFCI protection. For example, install GFCI receptacles or circuit breaker(s) as needed.
    18) Repair/Replace, Evaluate - The dishwasher appears to be inoperable. The client(s) should ask the property owner(s) about this, and if necessary, the dishwasher should be replaced, or a qualified appliance technician should evaluate and repair.
    19) Repair/Replace - The range hood fan vents into the kitchen rather than outdoors. Ventilation may be inadequate and moisture may accumulate indoors.
    20) Repair/Maintain - Caulk is missing and/or deteriorated where countertops meet backsplashes in wet areas, such as around sinks. Caulk should be replaced where deteriorated and/or applied where missing to prevent water damage.

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    CAULK AROUND BACK SPLASH
     

    21) Comment - Water stains and/or minor water damage was found in the shelving or cabinet components below the sink. The client(s) should evaluate and consider having repairs made.

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    Bathrooms Return to table of contents

    22) Repair/Replace, Evaluate - Vinyl flooring in one or more "wet" areas is damaged and/or deteriorated. The wooden subfloor below may be damaged by water intrusion. A qualified contractor should evaluate and replace or repair the damaged flooring.

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    TILE COMING UP AROUND TUB
     

    23) Repair/Maintain - Caulk is missing and/or deteriorated where countertops meet backsplashes in wet areas, such as around sinks. Caulk should be replaced where deteriorated and/or applied where missing to prevent water damage.

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    CAULK AROUND BACK SPLASH
     

    24) Comment - Water stains and/or minor water damage was found in the shelving or cabinet components below the sink. The client(s) should evaluate and consider having repairs made.

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    Interior rooms Return to table of contents

    25) Safety, Repair/Replace - An insufficient number of smoke alarms are installed. Additional smoke alarms should be installed as necessary so a functioning one exists in each hallway leading to bedrooms, and in each bedroom. For more information, visit http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/5077.html
    26) Safety, Maintain - Batteries in all the smoke alarms should be replaced after taking occupancy, and annually in the future. "Chirping" noises emitted from smoke alarms typically indicate that batteries need replacing. For more information, visit:
    http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/5077.html

    27) Repair/Replace, Evaluate - One or more ceiling fans wobbles excessively during operation. This is a potential safety hazard and may be caused by one or more of the following:
  • Loose screws
  • Loose blade(s)
  • A loose connection between the rod and the fan body
  • A loose connection between the fan body and the electric box above
  • Misaligned blades
  • Bent or warped blades
  • Unbalanced blades

    Recommend having a qualified contractor evaluate and repair as necessary. For more information, visit:
    http://www.google.com/search?q=unbalanced+ceiling+fans
    28) Repair/Replace, Evaluate - Screen(s) in one or more windows are missing. The client(s) should ask the property owner(s) about this. Screens are often removed for window cleaning and they may be stored somewhere. If not, then recommend installing screens where missing.
    29) Maintain - Carpeting in one or more rooms is soiled and/or stained. Recommend having carpeting professionally cleaned as necessary.

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    30) Comment - Minor cracks were found in ceilings in one or more areas. They do not appear to be a structural concern, but the client(s) may wish to repair these for aesthetic reasons.

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    CRACKS IN CEILING

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    CRACKS IN CEILING
     

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    SIDING COMING LOOSE

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    SIDING COMING LOOSE

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    DOGIE DOOR

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    VENT COMING DOWN

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    DO NOT USE, CRACK IN WALL

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    DO NOT USE, CRACK IN WALL

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    FENCE NEEDS SOME REPAIRS

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    TILE MISSING AROUND FRIG.

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    NON GECI AT KITCHEN SINK

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    A/C COIL

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    PAINT UPSTAIRS

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    Done By Don Mazza / A-Z Home Inspections