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 - CN007596
Certified ASHI Inspector

  

Property Inspection Report
Client(s):  BRIAN LAMBERT
Property address:  301 Willow Lake Dr
Leesburg GA 31763-5417
Inspection date:  Tuesday, May 28, 2013

This report published on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 11:54:12 AM 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 
MaintainRecommend ongoing maintenance 
EvaluateRecommend evaluation by a specialist 
MonitorRecommend monitoring in the future 
ServiceableItem or component is in serviceable condition 
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
Interior rooms
 
General information Return to table of contents
Report number: 20130528
Inspector's name: DM
Type of building: Single family
Age of building: 6
Time started: 1400
Time finished: 1600
Payment method: Check
Present during inspection: Client(s)
Occupied: Yes
Weather conditions: Clear
Temperature: Hot
Ground condition: Dry
Foundation type: Slab on grade
The following items are excluded from this inspection: Private sewage disposal system, Security system
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

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GAS LOGS
 

2) Comment - Propane was not available during the inspection (tank empty, shut off valve turned off, no tank installed, etc.). As a result, some appliances such as water heater(s), forced air furnace(s), gas fireplace(s), stove(s), range(s) and/or gas supply lines weren't fully evaluated. The inspector was unable to test for gas leaks.
 
Exterior Return to table of contents
Footing material: Masonry
Foundation material: Concrete block
Apparent wall structure: Wood frame
Wall covering: Brick veneer
Driveway material: Poured in place concrete
Sidewalk material: Poured in place concrete
Exterior door material: Solid core wood, Solid core steel
3) 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

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    RE-FINISH DECK

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    RE-FINISH DECK HAND RAILS

    4) Comment - NEED TO FIND OUT WHAT THE STEEL PIPE COMING OUT OF THE WALL IS BEING USED FOR, ALSO THERE IS A WIRE WITH A TRANSFORMER ON IT IN THE BACK ROOM COMING OUT OF THE WINDOW. WHAT ARE THESE FOR.

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    REAR OF HOME
     
     
    Roof Return to table of contents
    Roof inspection method: Viewed from ground with binoculars
    Roof type: Cross gable
    Roof covering: Asphalt or fiberglass composition shingles
    Estimated age of roof: 6
    Gutter & downspout material: Aluminum
    Roof ventilation: Adequate
    5) Maintain - Debris has accumulated in one or more gutters. This is a conducive condition for wood destroying insects since gutters may overflow and cause water to come in contact with the structure's exterior or make water accumulate around the foundation. Gutters should be cleaned now and as necessary in the future.
    6) 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: Traversed
    Roof structure type: Trusses
    Ceiling structure: Trusses
    Insulation material: Fiberglass loose fill
    7) 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.

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    ATTIC

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    ATTIC

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    ATTIC

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    ATTIC
     
    Electric service Return to table of contents
    Primary service type: Underground
    Service amperage (amps): 200
    Service voltage (volts): 120/240
    Location of main service switch: OUTSIDE BY GARAGE
    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: No
    Smoke detectors present: Yes
     
    Water heater Return to table of contents
    Estimated age: 6
    Energy source: Electricity
    Capacity (in gallons): 50
    Manufacturer: A.O. Smith
    Water temperature (degrees Fahrenheit): ADQ
     
    Heating and cooling Return to table of contents
    Estimated age: 6
    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: Ruud
    Filter location: Behind return air grill
    Last service date: UNK
    8) Maintain, Evaluate, Monitor, Serviceable, Comment - The last service date of this system appears to be more than one year ago, or the inspector was unable to determine the last service date. The client(s) should ask the property owner(s) when it was last serviced. If unable to determine the last service date, or if this system was serviced more than one year ago, a qualified heating and cooling contractor should clean, and service this system, and make repairs if necessary. This servicing should be performed annually in the future.

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    A/C UNIT NEEDS TO CLEAN OF GRASS IN IT
     

    9) Maintain - Air handler filter(s) are dirty and should be replaced now. They should be checked monthly in the future and replaced as necessary.

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    REPLACE
     

    10) Maintain - Air handler filter(s) should be checked monthly in the future and replaced or washed as necessary.
    11) Monitor, Serviceable, Comment - The cooling fins on the outdoor condensing unit's evaporator coils are dirty. This may result in reduced efficiency and higher energy costs. A qualified heating and cooling contractor should clean the evaporator coils as necessary.

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    A/C UNIT NEEDS TO CLEAN OF GRASS IN IT
     
     
    Plumbing and laundry Return to table of contents
    Water pressure (psi): ADQ
    Location of main water shut-off valve: FRONT YARD
    Water service: Public
    Service pipe material: PEX PIPE
    Supply pipe material: Not visible
    Vent pipe material: Plastic
    Drain pipe material: Plastic
    Waste pipe material: Not visible
    12) Safety, Repair/Replace - The clothes dryer is equipped with a vinyl or foil, accordion-type, flexible exhaust duct. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission considers these types of ducts to be unsafe, and a fire hazard. These types of ducts can trap lint and are susceptible to kinks or crushing, which can greatly reduce the air flow. This duct should be replaced with a rigid or corrugated semi-rigid metal duct, and by a qualified contractor if necessary. Most clothes dryer manufacturers specify the use of a rigid or corrugated semi-rigid metal duct. For more information, visit:
    http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PUBS/5022.html

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    FOIL DUCT DO NOT USE
     

    13) Safety, Maintain - The clothes dryer exhaust duct appears to need cleaning. Significant amounts of lint build up was found. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of fire from decreased air flow. This duct should be cleaned now and annually, or more often if necessary in the future. Some chimney sweeps or heating/cooling duct cleaners perform this service. For more information, visit:
    http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PUBS/5022.html
    http://chimneykeepers.com/dryerclean.html

    14) Repair/Replace, Evaluate - Recommend having the septic tank inspected. Recommend having the tank pumped if it was last pumped more than 3 years ago.

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    SEPTIC TANK ALARM
     
     
    Fireplaces, woodstoves and chimneys Return to table of contents
    Fireplace type: Metal prefabricated
    Chimney type: Metal
    15) Comment - One or more gas fireplaces and/or stoves did not respond when the controls were operated. This may be due to the pilot light being turned off, the gas supply being turned off, or any number of other reasons. As a result, these appliances were not fully evaluated. As per the Standards of Practice for both the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI) and the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) the inspector does not operate gas shut off valves or light pilot lights during inspections. Recommend consulting with the property owner(s) as to how the fireplace(s) and/or stove(s) operate, and/or having a gas appliance contractor evaluate and repair if necessary.
     
    Kitchen Return to table of contents

    16) Evaluate, Monitor, Comment - The range hood fan vents into the kitchen rather than outdoors.
     
    Interior rooms Return to table of contents

    17) Maintain, Serviceable, Comment - Carpeting in one or more rooms is soiled and/or stained. Recommend having carpeting professionally cleaned as necessary.

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    CLEAN CARPET IN ROOMS

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    CLEAN CARPET IN ROOMS

    18) Evaluate, Monitor, Comment - Wood flooring in one or more areas is worn, damaged and/or cupping. Recommend having a qualified contractor evaluate and refinish wood flooring as necessary. THIS IS IN THE ROOM WHERE THE PIANO IS, THERE IS A DEEP CUT ON THE FLOOR IN FRONT OF IT.

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    CUT IN FLOORING IN FRONT OF PIANO
     
     

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    ROOF IN FRONT

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    REAR

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    METER AND MAIN

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    FIX INSULATION ON A/C PLPE

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    AIR HANDLER IN ATTIC

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    A/C NAME PLATE

     
    Done By Don Mazza / A-Z Home Inspections