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Inspector's email: gary@carolinasenergy.com
Inspector's phone: (704) 408-2420
1246 River Highway, Suite #102 
Mooresville, NC 28117
Inspector: Gary Williams

  

Residential Home Inspection Report

Client(s):  Gary Williams
Property address:  Brand New Construction
Fort Mill, SC 29708
Inspection date:  Wednesday, June 01, 2016

This report published on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 7:48:29 PM CDT

This home was inspected according to the Standards of Practice of the applicable North or South Carolina Home Inspector Licensure Board/s, for the area of jurisdiction where the property is located.

Thank you for hiring 'Carolinas Energy Associates & Home Inspections, LLC' to be of service to you. We hope that you are pleased with the quality of our service, and that you would recommend us to others. Please read the report carefully, and call us with any questions that you might have. We remain your consultant indefinitely, and would be happy to assist you in any way that we can. We sincerely hope that you and your family will be happy and healthy in your new home.

This report is the exclusive property of 'Carolinas Energy Associates & Home Inspections, LLC' and the client whose name appears herewith, and its use by any unauthorized persons is strictly prohibited. We inspect all of the systems, components, and conditions described in accordance with the standards of NACHI, & NC/SC Home Inspector Licensure Board/s, and those that we do not inspect are clearly disclaimed in the contract and/or in the aforementioned standards. However, some components that are inspected and found to be functional may not necessarily appear in the report, simply because we do not wish to waste our client's time by having them read an unnecessarily lengthy report. This inspection is considered a point in time visual inspection and is not technically exhaustive. It is also not a warranty or guarentee, nor is it a code or compliance inspection. Unless specifically addressed within the report, this inspection does not verify the adequacy of the existing house design with past or current NC/SC state building codes. Before reading the following report, Client acknowledges receipt of a copy of the pre-inspection agreement form(last page of this report), and has carefully read and agreed to the contents therein.

This report has been produced in accordance with our signed contract and is subject to the terms and conditions agreed upon therein. All printed comments and the opinions expressed herein are those of 'Carolinas Energy Associates & Home Inspections, LLC'.
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:
Concern typeSafetyPoses a safety hazard
Concern typeRepair/ReplaceRecommend repairing or replacing
Concern typeRepair/MaintainRecommend repair and/or maintenance
Concern typeMinor DefectCorrection likely involves only a minor expense
Concern typeEvaluateRecommend evaluation by a specialist
Concern typeCommentFor your information

Click here for a glossary of building construction terms.Contact your inspector If there are terms that you do not understand, or visit the glossary of construction terms at http://www.reporthost.com/glossary.asp

Table of Contents
General Information
Grounds / Decks / Steps
Exterior
Foundation
Roof
Attic
Garage / Carport
Electrical
Plumbing / Fuel Systems
Water Heater
Heating
Cooling
Fireplaces / Chimneys
Kitchen
Interior Rooms / Stairs
Laundry
Bathrooms


General Information
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SCOPE OF WORK: You have contracted with 'Carolinas Energy Associates & Home Inspections, LLC' to perform a generalist inspection, which is limited by the limitations, exceptions and exclusions so stated in the applicable Standards of Practice and this agreement, which is in accordance to the current Standards of Practice of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors http://www.nachi.org/sop.htm North Carolina Standards of Practice http://www.ncashi.com/north_carolina_home_inspectorStandards_co.htm and/or South Carolina Standards of Practice http://www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/ResidentialBuilders/PDF%20files/HIAPP08.pdf This inspection is considered a point in time inspection of the conditions and systems as they exist on the day of the inspection. Generalist inspections are essentially visual, and distinct from those of specialists, inasmuch as they do not include the use of specialized instruments, the dismantling of equipment, or the sampling of air and inert materials. Consequently, a generalist inspection and the subsequent report will not be as comprehensive, nor as technically exhaustive, as that generated by specialists, and it is not intended to be. The purpose of a generalist inspection is to identify significant defects or adverse conditions that would warrant a specialist evaluation. Therefore, you should be aware of the limitations of this type of inspection, which are clearly indicated in the above mentioned standards. The inspection is not intended to document the type of cosmetic deficiencies that would be apparent to the average person, and certainly not intended to identify insignificant deficiencies. The basic home inspection carried out on this property does not include identification of, or research for, appliances and other items installed in the home that may be recalled. In accordance with the terms of the contract (copy as attached to this report), the service recommendations that we make in this report should be completed well before the close of escrow by licensed specialists, who may well identify additional defects or recommend some upgrades that could affect your evaluation of the property. Alterations, renovations, additions and/or modifications to the property are typically carried out by Licensed Contractors under the issuance of work permit/s. Any such work previously undertaken, should be disclosed by the Seller/s, and permits and certificate/s of occupancy should be verified. This is important because our inspection does not tacitly approve, endorse, or guarantee the integrity of any work that was done without a permit, and latent defects could exist. Validating permits and certificate/s of occupancy is beyond the scope of our general Inspection. This inspection is also NOT an environmental survey and is not intended to detect, identify, disclose or report on the presence of any actual or potential environmental concerns or hazards in the air, water, soil or building materials. Such environmental concerns and hazards include but are not limited to asbestos; radon; lead; urea formaldehyde; mold; mildew; fungus; odors; noise; toxic or flammable chemicals; water or air quality; PCB's or other toxins; electro-magnetic fields; underground storage tanks; proximity to toxic waste sites; carbon monoxide.
Realtor/Broker name: Gary Williams
Buyer's tel#: 843-260-5014
Buyer's e-mail: gary@carolinasenergy.com
Inspection start time: 9AM
Inspection end time: 11:30AM
Present during inspection: Client - buyer, Buyers Agent
Client present for discussion at end of inspection: Yes
Weather conditions: Clear
Outside weather temperature on day of Inspection: 80-90 deg.F
Ground condition: Dry
Home Inspection Fee: $450
Termite inspection carried out on property: No, Not required, new construction
Payment method: Credit card, Received with pre-inspection agreement form
Number of stories: 2
Type of construction: Wood frame
Style of construction: Transitional
Foundation type: Slab
Age of building(s): 2016
Source for building age: MLS listing
Occupied: No, New Construction

Grounds / Decks / Steps
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Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: swimming pools, spas, hot tubs, water features and related equipment; playground, recreation or leisure equipment; landscape lighting; areas below exterior structures with less than three feet of vertical clearance; irrigation systems; invisible fencing; sea walls, docks and boathouses. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not test or determine the adequacy of drainage systems for grounds, walkways, below-grade stairs and roof downspouts. The inspector does not provide an evaluation of geological conditions and/or site stability, compliance of pool or spa fencing with municipal requirements, or determination that deck, balcony and/or stair membranes are watertight.
Site profile: Moderate slope
Drainage types: Drainage is facilitated by soil percolation hard surfaces, area drains, and full or partial gutters, and we did not observe any evidence of moisture threatening the living space. However, the area drains must be kept clean or moisture intrusion could result.
Condition of driveway: Serviceable
Driveway material: Poured in place concrete
Condition of sidewalks and/or patios: Serviceable
Sidewalk material: Poured in place concrete
Condition of exterior stairs: Appeared serviceable

1) Grading and drainage is negative adjacent to the residence on the front facing side of the property. The soil should slope away from the residence to a distance of at least six - ten feet away, to keep moisture away from the foundation and footing. Recommend grading soil so it slopes down and away from the structure with a slope of at least 5% (10% or better is optimal) for at least 6 feet. Creating a swale in the ground also helps to direct water away from the house. An even better solution is to install a 'French-drain" system, to learn more visit; http://www.easydigging.com/Drainage/installation_french_drain.html
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2) Recommend clean up loose/unused mortar gravel along the front facing wall adjacent to the foundation wall to the left side of the front porch.
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Exterior
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Limitations: We do not evaluate landscape components, such as trees, shrubs, fountains, ponds, statuary, pottery, fire pits, patio fans, heat lamps, decorative or low-voltage lighting, or any mechanical or remotely controlled components, such as driveway gates. In addition, we do not comment on coatings or cosmetic deficiencies and the wear and tear associated with the passage of time, which would be apparent to the average person. However, cracks in hard surfaces can imply the presence of expansive soils that can result in continuous movement, but this could only be confirmed by a geological evaluation of the soil. Note that the inspector does not test or determine the adequacy of drainage systems for grounds, walkways, below-grade stairs and roof downspouts. The inspector does not provide an evaluation of geological conditions and/or site stability, compliance of pool or spa fencing with municipal requirements, or determination that deck, balcony and/or stair membranes are watertight. .Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only.
Window material types: The type of window material present on this property are vinyl.
Window glazing types: Double glass type of glazing has been installed on the windows found on this property. This consists of insulated glass that has two layers of glass with an air space between.
Storm windows or screens: Storm windows and or screens have been installed on all the primary windows of this property.
Condition of wall covering: Appeared serviceable
Apparent wall structure type: Wood frame
Condition of exterior lights: Were tested and found to be functional
Condition of exterior outlets: Require repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)

3) Wire connections exposed due to missing outlet on the left facing side of the property. Recommend installing receptacle outlet and cover plate where missing.
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4) Decorative window shutters are missing from the sides of one front facing window. Recommend replace missing window shutters as required.
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5) Outlet located on the rear facing side of the property found loose and not secured properly against wall. Recommend resecure outlet and recaulk as required.
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6) The screen door auto-close mechanism at the back porch has been installed on the wrong side of the door, and should be removed and re-installed on the inside of the door per standard practices.
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7) The slider door screen on the rear facing side of the property was found missing. Recommend replace as may be necessary.
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8) The lower weather seal on one great room window that faces the enclosed back porch was found partially damaged and loose, and should be repaired or replaced.
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9) Caulk is missing between the window casings and hardiplank siding material, observed on all the front facing windows, incuding behind the window shutters. Recommend caulking where necessary to prevent ingress of water and/or insects into this location of the property.
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10) Caulk is missing around the electrical KWH meter box, where it enters the property's exterior wall on the right facing side of the property. Recommend caulking where necessary to prevent ingress of water and/or insects into this location of the property.
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11) Caulking is missing between the vertical corner wall trim/moldings and walls - observed in numerous locations throughout the exterior of the property. Recommend caulking where necessary to prevent moisture intrusion in these locations of the property.
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12) The house walls are finished with cement fiber board siding, commonly referred to as 'Hardiplank'. 'Hardiplank' and 'Hardipanel' are brand names for fiber cement siding manufactured by James Hardie Building Products. Fiber cement siding provides the appearance of wood, but is cheaper and lasts longer, with typical warranties of up to 50 years. Fiber cement siding can be ordered pre-painted from the factory, which will often be warranted for the paint for between 15-25 years. Fiber cement siding is composed of cement, sand and cellulose fiber that has been autoclaved, which means it has been cured with pressurized steam, to increase its strength and dimensional stability. Because of it's makeup fiber cement is extremely immune to many of the common siding problems. Termites, fungus and water are all repelled by it and it is also very fire- resistant. The fiber is added to make the cement stronger to avoid cracks, which cement eventually does in the future. This product can be painted any color once it is installed and it looks very similar to wood siding. It is thicker and stronger than vinyl and another added bonus of cement siding is it is not limited in colors. The material is not maintenance free as it does require painting. However, because fiber cement does not expand and contract with the weather paint adheres to it very well lasting longer than it would on wood siding. For more information on this type of siding, visit: www.sidinghelper.com/fiber_cement.htm

Foundation
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Limitations: All structures are dependent on the soil beneath them for support, but soils are not uniform. Some that might appear to be firm and solid can liquefy and become unstable during seismic activity. Also, there are soils that can expand to twice their volume with the influx of water and move structures with relative ease, raising and lowering them and fracturing slabs and other hard surfaces. In fact, expansive soils have accounted for more structural damage than most natural disasters. Regardless, foundations are not uniform, and conform to the structural standard of the year in which they were built. In accordance with our standards of practice, we identify foundation types and look for any evidence of structural deficiencies. However, cracks or deteriorated surfaces in foundations are quite common. In fact, it would be rare to find an older property with a raised foundation wall that does not have minor cracks and/or deteriorated in some way, or a slab foundation(in both new and older homes) that did not include some cracks concealed beneath the carpeting and padding. Fortunately, most of these cracks are related to the curing process or to common settling, including some wide ones called cold-joint separations that typically contour the footings, but others can be more structurally significant and reveal the presence of expansive soils that can predicate more or less continual movement. We will certainly alert you to any suspicious cracks if they are clearly visible. However, we are not specialists, and in the absence of any major defects we may not recommend that you consult with a foundation contractor, a structural engineer, or a geologist, but this should not deter you from seeking the opinion of any such expert.
Condition of foundation and footings: Appeared serviceable
Foundation type: Slab on grade
Foundation material: Poured in place concrete
Footing material: Not determined
Anchor bolts and/or straps for seismic reinforcement: Installed
Anchor bolts and/or straps for seismic reinforcement were observed at: Garage, Slab perimeter
Condition of concrete slab floor(s): Appeared serviceable

13) Missing parging along the lower foundation walls on subject property. Parging is the process of plastering the foundation wall with concrete. Parging has the same ingredients as hard coat stucco; water, sand, lime and cement are mixed and troweled onto the foundation wall surface. It is used mostly as a decorative coating to hide imperfections in the foundation surface, and also helps to provide a limited waterproof barrier to the concrete block foundation wall. Recommend a qualified Contractor evaluate and repair, coat the foundation surface with parging on foundation walls as required.
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14) This residence has a slab foundation. Such foundations vary considerably from older ones that have no moisture barrier under them and no reinforcing steel within them to newer ones that have both. Our inspection of slab foundations conforms to industry standards, which is that of a generalist and not a specialist. We check the visible portion of the stem walls on the outside for any evidence of significant cracks or structural deformation, but we do not move furniture or lift carpeting and padding to look for cracks or moisture penetration, and we do not use any of the specialized devices that are used to establish relative elevations and confirm differential movement. Significantly, many slabs are built or move out of level, but the average person may not become aware of this until there is a difference of more than one inch in twenty feet, which most authorities regard as being tolerable.
Many slabs are found to contain cracks when the carpet and padding are removed, including some that contour the edge and can be quite wide. They typically result from shrinkage and usually have little structural significance. However, there is no absolute standard for evaluating cracks, and those that are less than 1/4" and which exhibit no significant vertical or horizontal displacement are generally not regarded as being significant. Although they typically do result from common shrinkage, they can also be caused by a deficient mixture of concrete, deterioration through time, seismic activity, adverse soil conditions, and poor drainage, and if they are not sealed they can allow moisture to enter a residence, and particularly if the residence is surcharged by a hill or even a slope, or if downspouts discharge adjacent to the slab. However, in the absence of any major defects, we may not recommend that you consult with a foundation contractor, a structural engineer, or a geologist, but this should not deter you from seeking the opinion of any such expert, and we would be happy to refer one.

15) The concrete 'slab-on-grade' type of foundation that has been laid on this property is a 'Monolithic' type, which is a construction method used to form and pour the floor and footing together. With this type of slab, the floor is simply thickened at the perimeter of the house (and beneath any load-bearing walls or interior posts) to form the footing. As with other foundations, the footing usually extends below the frost line.

Roof
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Limitations: There are many different roof types, which we evaluate from the ground, using binoclulars, ladder and any other vantage points (eg. windows, attic, etc.). If a ranch style house with low pitched roof appears to be safe, we may evaluate it by walking on it. If we are unable or unwilling to do this for any reason, we always will indicate the method that was used to evaluate the roof. Every roof will wear differently relative to its age, the number of its layers, the quality of its material, the method of its application, its exposure to direct sunlight or other prevalent weather conditions, and the regularity of its maintenance. Regardless of its design-life, every roof is only as good as the waterproof membrane beneath it, which is concealed and cannot be examined without removing the roof material, and this is equally true of almost all roofs. In fact, the material on the majority of pitched roofs is not designed to be waterproof only water-resistant. However, what remains true of all roofs is that, whereas their condition can be evaluated, it is virtually impossible for anyone to detect a leak except as it is occurring or by specific water tests, which are beyond the scope of our service. Even water stains on ceilings, or on the framing within attics, could be old and will not necessarily confirm an active leak without some corroborative evidence, and such evidence can be deliberately concealed. Consequently, only the installers can credibly guarantee that a roof will not leak, and they do. We evaluate every roof conscientiously, and even attempt to approximate its age, but we will not predict its remaining life expectancy, or guarantee that it will not leak. We also do not evaluate and/or endorse the quality or effectiveness of any previous repairs that have been made, only a licensed Roofing Contractor can provide this kind of information, should the Client be interested. Naturally, the sellers or the occupants of a residence will generally have the most intimate knowledge of the roof and of its history. Therefore, we recommend that you ask the sellers about it, and that you either include comprehensive roof coverage in your home insurance policy, or that you obtain a roof certification from an established local roofing company.
Condition of roof structure: Appeared serviceable
Roof style: The roof style on this property does not consist of any one style but a combination type, consisting of gable, hip, cross gable and/or cross hip, etc.
Roof slope: Steep - slope is greater than 8 in 12 (>33.75deg.)
Estimated age: The roof appears to be the same age as the residence.
Source for building age: Inspector's estimate
Roof inspection method: Viewed from ground with binoculars
Condition of shingle and/or shake roof surface materials: Appeared serviceable
Roof surface material: Asphalt or fiberglass composition shingles
Apparent number of layers of roof surface material: The roof installed on this property has one layer of shingles. All shingle roofs have several layers created by the shingling effect. Normally when a roof is referred to as having more than one layer, it means that a number of different layers have been applied at different times. This roof has had only one application of shingles installed. One can expect to get maximum life expectancy and endurance from a single layered roof.
Shingles type: Laminated shingles, also called architectural or dimensional shingles have been installed on subject roof. These shingles are made by bonding two layers of shingle material. They are more expensive than single-layer shingles, but do last much longer.
Condition of exposed flashings: Appeared serviceable
Condition of gutters, downspouts and extensions: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Gutter and downspout material: Metal
Gutter and downspout installation: Full

16) One downspout drains onto the front facing walkway, can create a potential trip hazard from moss/algae build-up. Recommend having a qualified person evaluate and install or modify extensions as necessary (below the walkway slab) so rainwater isn't directed onto walkway.
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Attic
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Limitations: In accordance with our standards of practice, we do not attempt to enter attics that have less than thirty-six inches of headroom, are restricted by ducts, or in which the insulation obscures the joists and thereby makes mobility hazardous, in which case we would inspect them as best we can from the access point. For safety reasons we do not physically access attic areas beyond any installed walkway, catwalk board and/or storage area, but we do attempt to inspect beyond these locations with a strong flashlight where practically possible. We therefore cannot fully endorse the structural integrity of the roof structure and associated framing components, this is beyond the scope of our general inspection.
In regard to evaluating the type and amount of insulation on the attic floor, we use only generic terms and approximate measurements, and do not sample or test the material for specific identification. Also, we do not disturb or move any portion of it, and it may well obscure water pipes, electrical conduits, junction boxes, exhaust fans, and other components.
Condition of attic: Required repair and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Attic inspection method: Traversed
Attic access type: Pulldown ladder
Attic access location: Hallway ceiling
Roof structure type: Trusses
Ceiling structure: Trusses
Ceiling insulation material: Fiberglass loose fill
Ceiling insulation depth: Approx. 12 inches
Ceiling insulation R-rating: R30 - this is the standard R-rating required for ceiling insulation in modern construction
Ventilation types: Soffit type vents are installed on the roof overhang of this roof. These are found under the soffit, which is the roof overhang. Typical vented soffit panels are normally perforated with small round holes, but can also be rectangular, or a continuous strip vent about 2 inches wide., Ridge top vents are installed on this roof. These are small continuous attachments installed along the roofs ridge top allowing for a vent at the peak of the roof. This, combined with soffit vents is the best ventilation system available. It tends to vent all parts of the attic, is insensitive to wind direction, and takes advantage of the chimney effect. (ie. The heat causes the air to rise out of the ridge top pulling fresh air in at the soffits).
Attic storage space available: Limited storage space is available within the attic space on this property.

17) The ceiling insulation inside the attic was missing and/or uneven in some locations. This may result in increased heating or cooling costs due to decreased energy efficiency. Recommend having a qualified contractor repair(even over) and/or install where necessary for improved energy efficiency. For more information, visit:
http://www.eere.energy.gov/consumer/tips/insulation.html
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18) No weatherstrip was installed around the walk-in attic access door off the 2nd floor. Weatherstrip should be installed around door where missing to prevent heated interior air from entering attic. For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/_docs/atticaccess.pdf
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Garage / Carport
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Limitations: It is not uncommon for moisture to penetrate garages, because their slabs are on-grade. Evidence of this is typically apparent in the form of efflorescence, or salt crystal formations, that result when moisture penetrates the concrete slab or sidewalls. This is a common with garages that are below grade, and some sidewalls are even cored to relieve the pressure that can build up behind them, and which actually promotes drainage through the garage. Also, if there is living space above the garage, that space will be seismically vulnerable. Ideally, the columns and beams around the garage door will be made of structural steel, but in many residences these components are made of wood but could include some structural accessories, such as post-straps and hold-downs, and plywood shear paneling.
Type: Attached
Condition of garage-house door: Was tested and found to be functional
Condition of garage vehicle door(s): Was tested and found to be functional
Garage vehicle door type: Roll-up
Number of vehicle doors: 2
Condition of automatic opener(s): Was tested and found to be functional
Number of automatic door openers: 2
Condition of safety photo eyes: Serviceable and functions as intended
Condition of garage floor: Appeared serviceable
Condition of garage interior: Appeared serviceable
Garage inside wall sheathing: The walls are sheathed and in acceptable condition
Condition of receptacle outlets: Serviceable and function as intended, and include GFCI protection
Condition of the garage inside lights: Was tested and found to be functional

19) Weatherstrip around the garage-house door was missing. A qualified person should repair or replace as necessary to prevent vehicle fumes from entering living spaces.
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20) Loose lower door sill support/kick plate - observed below the garage house entry door. This is necessary to support the overhanging sill at the garage house door to prevent sill from buckling and/or becoming loose. Recommend re-secure lower door sill support/kick plate as required.
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21) Weatherstrip at the sides and on top of the vehicle doors was missing, and should be repaired/replaced as required.
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22) The wall-mounted control buttons for the vehicle door openers were too high off the floor, or out of reach for some. Recommend lowering the control buttons for easy use.
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Electrical
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Limitations: There are a wide variety of electrical systems with an even greater variety of components, and any one particular system may not conform to current standards or provide the same degree of service and safety. What is most significant about electrical systems however is that the national electrical code [NEC] is not retroactive, and therefore many residential systems do not comply with the latest safety standards. Regardless, we are not a licensed Electrical Contractor and in compliance with our standards of practice we only test a representative number of switches and outlets. Any recommendations that we may make for service or upgrades should be completed before the close of escrow, because an electrician could reveal additional deficiencies or recommend some upgrades for which we would disclaim any further responsibility. However, we typically recommend upgrading outlets to have ground fault protection, which is a relatively inexpensive but essential safety feature. These outlets are often referred to as GFCI's, or ground fault circuit interrupters and, generally speaking, have been required in specific locations for more than thirty years, beginning with swimming pools and exterior outlets in 1971, and the list has been added to ever since: bathrooms in 1975, garages in 1978, spas and hot tubs in 1981, hydro tubs, massage equipment, boat houses, kitchens, and unfinished basements in 1987, crawlspaces in 1990, wet bars in 1993, and all kitchen countertop outlets with the exception of refrigerator and freezer outlets since 1996. Similarly, AFCI's or arc fault circuit interrupters, represent the very latest in circuit breaker technology, and have been required in all bedroom circuits since 2002.
General comments: National safety standards require electrical panels to be weatherproof, readily accessible, and have a minimum of thirty-six inches of clear space in front of them for service. Also, they should have a main disconnect, and each circuit within the panel should be clearly labeled. Industry standards only require us to test a representative number of accessible switches, receptacles, and light fixtures. However, we attempt to test every one that is unobstructed, but if a residence is furnished we will obviously not be able to test each one.
Electric service condition: Appeared serviceable
Primary service entrance type: The main conductor lines are underground, or part of a lateral service entrance. This is characteristic of modern electrical services but, inasmuch as the service lines are underground and cannot be seen, they are not evaluated as part of our service.
Number of service conductors: 3
Service voltage (volts): 120-240
The electric Kwh meter rating that serves this property is: 200 amp
Service cable type and amperage: The supply cable type & size that serves this property is Aluminum #4/0 - 200amp
# of main service cables: One main service cable of this size has been provided for this property
Primary service overload protection types are: Circuit breakers
Main disconnect rating (amps): 200
Total amperage rating of the panel/s: 200 amp
System ground: Ground rod(s) in soil
Condition of main service panel: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
# of main service panels: One main service panel has been provided for this property
Location of main service panel #A: Garage
Condition of AFCI's: Require repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Branch circuit wire type: Non-metallic sheathed, Copper, Aluminum multi-strand
Branch circuit cable type: The residence is wired predominantly with a modern vinyl cable known as Romex with copper conductors
Outlet types: Outlets installed on this property are the three pin grounded types
Condition of branch circuit wiring: Serviceable
Solid strand aluminum branch circuit wiring present: None visible
Condition of smoke detectors: Appeared serviceable
Smoke detectors present: Yes
Smoke detector power source: Hard wired
Carbon monoxide detectors present: Yes

23) The main service cable connections with aluminum wires in the main panel lacked anti-oxidant paste. Oxidation usually occurs without it, and may result in poor connections, overheating, and possibly fires. A qualified electrician should evaluate and apply anti-oxidant paste as necessary.
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24) The AFCI circuit breaker labeled Daning room did not reset when tested by the Inspector. Arcing faults exhibit a characteristic current and voltage pattern that can be detected by the electronics in the AFCI which then interupts the circuit. AFCI is not to be confused with GFCI. Recommend a licensed Electrical Contractor evaluate and repair/replace AFCI circuit breaker as required
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25) Four screws were missing from the front panel cover to the main panel and should be replaced.
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26) The location of the main disconnecting circuit breaker found located on the bottom of the main electrical panel on subject property. In an emergency, this is where the electrical supply needs to be isolated in an emergency situation.
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27) The electrical panel is located on the garage wall.
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Plumbing / Fuel Systems
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Limitations: The water pressure within pipes is commonly confused with water volume, but whereas high water volume is good high water pressure is not. In fact, whenever the street pressure exceeds eighty pounds per square inch a regulator is recommended, which typically comes factory preset between forty-five and sixty-five pounds per square inch. However, regardless of the pressure, leaks will occur in any system, and particularly in one with older galvanized pipes, or one in which the regulator fails and high pressure begins to stress the washers and diaphragms within the various components. Inasmuch as significant portions of drainpipes are concealed, we can only infer their condition by observing the draw at drains. The plumbing supply, drains, vent and waste piping materials are not fully visible with slab type of foundation construction, which limits material identification to be based on visible piping in the attic space and interior fixture locations only.
Condition of service and main line: Appeared serviceable
Water meter location: The city main water shut-off valve & meter is located at the front of the residence near the sidewalk and/or street.
Water service: There is a public water service to this property. The water in most public water systems is treated and balanced to be noncorrosive. This extends the life expectancy of pipes and reduces the leaching of lead from any lead bearing pipes and joints in the system.
Service pipe material/s found on subject property is one or more of the following: Polyethylene (PEX)
Pressure regulator: A water pressure regulator is in place on the plumbing system
Condition of supply lines: Appeared serviceable
Supply pipe material/s found on subject property is one or more of the following: Polyethelene (PEX)
Condition of waste lines: Appeared serviceable
Waste pipe material/s found on subject property is one or more of the following: PVC
Vent pipe material/s found on subject property is one or more of the following: PVC
Condition of fuel system: Appeared serviceable

28) The main house water shut off valve location is in the garage. In an emergency, this water valve must be shut off as may be necessary.
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29) The gas main supply meter and shut-off is located in the side yard. You should be aware that gas leaks are not uncommon, particularly underground ones, and that they can be difficult to detect without the use of sophisticated instruments, which is why natural gas is odorized in the manufacturing process. Therefore, we recommend that you request a recent gas bill from the sellers, so that you can establish a norm and thereby be alerted to any potential leak.
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Water Heater
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Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: solar water heating systems; circulation systems. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not provide an estimate of remaining life on water heaters, does not determine if water heaters are appropriately sized, or perform any evaluations that require a pilot light to be lit. There are a wide variety of residential water heaters that range in capacity from fifteen to one hundred gallons. They can be expected to last at least as long as their warranty, or from five to eight years, but they will generally last longer. However, few of them last longer than fifteen or twenty years and many eventually leak. So it is always wise to have them installed over a drain pan plumbed to the exterior. Also, it is prudent to flush them annually to remove minerals that include the calcium chloride bi-product of many water softening systems. The water temperature should be set at a minimum of 110 degrees fahrenheit to kill microbes and a maximum of 120 degrees to prevent scalding. Also, water heaters can be dangerous if they are not seismically secured and equipped with a pressure/temperature relief valve and discharge pipe plumbed to the exterior.
Condition of water heater: Appeared serviceable
Type: Tank
Total number of hot water heaters installed on this property: One
Estimated age of unit in years is: 1
Energy source: Electricity
Capacity (in gallons): 50
Manufacturer: State Select
The hot water heater is located in the: Garage
Protective bollard in front of water heater: A protective safety bollard has been installed in front of water heater. This is necessary to prevent any vehicles from causing mechanical damage to the water heater and potential safety hazards as a result
Condition of hot water heater's shut-off valve, pipes and connectors: Serviceable and functions as intended
Condition of TPR valve: The water heater is equipped with a mandated pressure-temperature relief valve, and appears to be serviceable
Condition of TPR drain line: The water heater's TPR valve is equipped with a drain line, and appears to be serviceable

Heating
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Limitations: The components of most heating systems have a design-life ranging from ten to twenty years, but can fail prematurely with poor maintenance, which is why we apprise you of their age whenever possible. We test and evaluate them in accordance with the standards of practice, which means that we do not dismantle and inspect the concealed portions of evaporator and condensing coils, the heat exchanger, which is also known as the firebox, electronic air-cleaners, humidifiers, electric heat-pump heating elements, ducts and in-line duct-motors or dampers. The following potential defects and/or failures are not included as part of this Home Inspection: Combustion misfire, heat exchanger integrity failure, extreme temperature control failure, flame roll-out failure, delayed & over-fired ignition, safety pressure control failure, toxic fumes from clogged exhaust. We perform a conscientious evaluation of both systems, but we are not specialists. However, even the most modern heating systems can produce carbon monoxide, which in a sealed or poorly ventilated room can result in sickness, debilitating injury, and even death. It is essential that any recommendations that we make for service or a second opinion be scheduled before the close of escrow, because a specialist could reveal additional inherent defects therein or recommend further upgrades that could affect your evaluation of the property, and our service does not include any form of warranty or guarantee.
Condition: The heating system/s installed on this property was visually inspected and tested with the normal operating controls through the normal heating range. The system/s apparently functioned as intended with normal safety controls in place. The inspection of every system is somewhat limited, due to some parts hidden from normal view which can only be inspected indirectly or not at all
No. of central heating units installed on subject property: 2
Location of heating system/s: Attic
The estimated age of the central heating system/s in years is: 1
Heating system type(1st floor): Forced air
Heating system type(2nd floor): Forced air
Heating energy source type/s on installed heating system/s: Natural gas
Manufacturer: Carrier
Condition of burners: Was tested and found to be functional
The venting system was inspected and the condition as follows: Appeared serviceable
Condition of combustion air supply: Appeared serviceable
Condition of distribution system: Appeared serviceable
Distribution system: Ducts and registers
Duct type/s found installed on subject property consists of the following: The flex ducts are a modern flexible type that are comprised of an outer plastic sleeve and a clear inner liner that contains fiberglass insulation, The ducts are a semi-rigid compressed fiberglass type that can be easily damaged and do not spring back into shape. Also, their fibers could provoke an allergic response in people sensitive to this material
Condition of controls: Was tested and found to be functional
Condition of air filters: Are reasonably clean & appeared serviceable
Filter type/s found on subject property is: Throw away short life type of filters, which should be replaced every 2 months

30) The air filters found to be dirty. Recommend replace filter(s) as necessary. These type of filter's should be checked monthly and maintained as necessary in the future.
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Cooling
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Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: humidifiers, dehumidifiers, electronic air filters; thermostat or temperature control accuracy and timed functions; cooling components concealed within the building structure or in inaccessible areas; underground utilities and systems; safety devices and controls (due to automatic operation). Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not provide an estimate of remaining life on cooling system components, does not determine if cooling systems are appropriately sized, and does not test coolant pressure. Condensation pans and drain lines may clog or leak at any time and should be monitored while in operation in the future.
Condition: The cooling system/s installed on this property was visually inspected and tested with the normal operating controls through the normal cooling range. The system/s apparently functioned as intended with normal safety controls in place. The inspection of every system is somewhat limited, due to some parts hidden from normal view which can only be inspected indirectly or not at all
No. of A/C compressor cooling units installed on subject property: 2
The cooling energy source type on the installed systems on subject property is: Electricity
The location of the A/C compressor unit/s: The A/C condensing coil/s location is on the outside yard of the property.
Cooling system type(1st floor): Split system
Cooling system type(2nd floor): Split system
Estimated age of unit in years is: 1
Approximate tonnage: 2 & 3.5
Approx. SEER rating # of cooling A/C system(s): The Inspector's estimate of the approx. SEER rating # of cooling A/C system(s) is SEER #14 (Energy Star)
Manufacturer: Carrier
Condition of condensate drain and drip pan: Serviceable and apparently functions as intended
Condition of the A/C refrigerant lines: Serviceable and function as intended
Condition of controls: Was tested and found to be functional
Condition of A/C disconnect: Was inspected and found to be functional

Fireplaces / Chimneys
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Limitations: There are a wide variety of chimneys and fireplaces, which represent an even wider variety of the interrelated components that comprise them. However, there are three basic types of chimneys, single-walled metal, masonry, and pre-fabricated metal ones that are commonly referred to as factory-built ones. Single-walled metal ones should not be confused with factory-built metal ones, and are rarely found in residential use, but masonry and factory-built ones are a commonplace. Our inspection of them conforms to industry standards, and is that of a generalist and not a specialist. However, significant areas of chimney flues cannot be adequately viewed during a field inspection, as has been documented by the Chimney Safety Institute of America, which reported in 1992: "The inner reaches of a flue are relatively inaccessible, and it should not be expected that the distant oblique view from the top or bottom is adequate to fully document damage even with a strong light." Therefore, because our inspection of chimneys is limited to those areas that can be viewed without dismantling any portion of them, and does not include the use of specialized equipment, we will not guarantee their integrity or drafting ability. We do not access the roof top to inspect behind the chimney, chimney crown, chimney's cricket, and/or condition of flue cap or screen. Our Inspection of the chimney(s) and fireplace(s) includes a visual observation, identifying obvious defects and/or damage only. Note, our Inspection does not include the following:
A. Adequacy of drafting or sizing in fireplace and/or stove flues.
B. Determine if prefabricated or zero clearance fireplaces are installed in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications.
C. Determine if wood burning fireplaces, chimneys and flues meet specific building code requirements.
D. Determine if the chimney, fireplace and their components have been dimensionally constructed properly.
E. Inspection of interior flues, flue transitions, and other inaccessible areas.
F. Video and/or other scanning means of inspection.
G. Fireplace insert flue, smoke chamber, smoke shelf and their connections.
H. The Inspector does not perform any evaluations that require the gas supply to the fireplace to be turned on, and/or a pilot light to be lit.
Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Evaluation of the items listed above are typically performed by a Certified Chimney Inspector, and are referred to as a level II Inspection. The National Fire Protection Association's NFPA 211 Standard for Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents and Solid Fuel Burning Appliances (code 11-5.1.1) states that a Level II inspection should be performed: "Upon sale or transfer of the property or after a major event such as an earthquake." Copies of this booklet may be obtained at www.nfpa.org.
Condition of fireplaces, stoves: Appeared serviceable
Fuel type: Natural gas
Fireplace type: The fireplace type is manufactured built in gas logs. One advantage of the built-in manufactured fireplaces is they have been tested and are known to draw well. The fireplace was tested briefly and apparently functions as intended.
Fireplace damper: Not required(direct vent type)
Condition of gas logs: The fireplace's gas logs was tested briefly and apparently functions as intended
Condition of hearth: Was inspected and found to be functional
Condition of mantle: Was inspected and found to be functional
Fireplace venting type: This fireplace is vented. A complete view of the chimney flue is not possible, and you may wish to have it video scanned.
Chimney type: Direct vent type

Kitchen
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Limitations: We test kitchen appliances for their functionality, and cannot evaluate them for their performance nor for the variety of their settings or cycles. However, if they are older than ten years, they may well exhibit decreased efficiency. Also, many older gas and electric ranges are not secured and can be easily tipped, particularly when any weight is applied to an open range door, and all such appliances should be confirmed to be secure. Regardless, we do not inspect the following items: free-standing appliances, refrigerators & ice water supply, trash-compactors, built-in toasters, coffee-makers, can-openers, blenders, instant hot-water dispensers, water-purifiers, barbecues, grills or rotisseries, timers, clocks, thermostats, the self-cleaning capability of ovens, and concealed or countertop lighting, which is convenient but often installed after the initial construction and not wired to national electrical standards.
The following appliance/s have not been installed and was therefore not evaluated as part of our inspection: Refrigerator
Condition of counters: Were found to be functional
Condition of cabinets: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Condition of sinks and related plumbing: Were found to be functional
Condition of garbage disposal: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Condition of dishwasher: Was tested and found to be functional
Type of cook top: Natural gas
Hood fan: Was tested and found to be functional
Condition of refrigerator: Not installed, and therefore not evaluated
Condition of built-in microwave: Was tested and found to be functional
Type of microwave installed on subject property: Built-in fixed type
Condition of hot water dispenser: Not installed, and therefore not evaluated
Condition of trash compactor: Not installed, and therefore not evaluated
Condition of lights: Was tested and found to be functional
Condition of outlets: Require repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)

31) Kitchen's Island countertop that extends more than 6inches with a receptacle outlet installed within 12inches below counter. The countertop installed on the Island counter in the kitchen on this property was found to extend by more than 12 inches. Receptacle(s) mounted below a countertop shall not be located where the countertop extends more than 6inches beyond the support base (NEC 210.52C5X). Recommend either modify countertop and/or relocate the receptacle outlets as required.
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32) The garbage disposal was filled with foreign debris. A qualified plumber or contractor should evaluate and repair or replace the food disposal as necessary.
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33) Drawers were misaligned on the cabinet below the gas cooktop. A qualified person should repair as necessary.
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Interior Rooms / Stairs
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Limitations: Our inspection of living space includes the visually accessible areas of walls, floors, cabinets and closets, and includes the testing of a representative number of windows and doors, switches and outlets. However, we do not evaluate window treatments, or move furniture, lift carpets or rugs, empty closets or cabinets, and we do not comment on cosmetic deficiencies. We may not comment on the cracks that appear around windows and doors, or which follow the lines of framing members and the seams of drywall and plasterboard. These cracks are a consequence of movement, such as wood shrinkage, common settling, and will often reappear if they are not correctly repaired. Such cracks can become the subject of disputes, and are therefore best evaluated by a specialist. Similarly, there are a number of environmental pollutants that we have already elaborated upon, the specific identification of which is beyond the scope of our service but which can become equally contentious. In addition, there are a host of lesser contaminants, such as that from moisture penetrating carpet-covered cracks in floor slabs, as well as odors from household pets and cigarette smoke that can permeate walls, carpets, heating and air conditioning ducts, and other porous surfaces, and which can be difficult to eradicate. However, inasmuch as the sense of smell adjusts rapidly, and the sensitivity to such odors is certainly not uniform, we recommend that you make this determination for yourself, and particularly if you or any member of your family suffers from allergies or asthma, and then schedule whatever remedial services may be deemed necessary before the close of escrow.
Condition of exterior entry doors: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Condition of interior doors: Were tested and found to be functional
Condition of windows: Were tested and found to be functional
Wall type or covering: Drywall
Condition of walls: Appeared serviceable
Ceiling type or covering: Drywall
Condition of ceilings: Appeared serviceable
Condition of stairs: Were inspected and found to be functional
Condition of interior closets: The interior closets and their components were inspected and are functional
Condition of the interior trim, moldings and paint: Require repair, adjustment, replacement and/or repaint (see comments below)

34) The upper and side mounted weatherstrip seals on the front door was missing. This door is also misaligned, with unused holes found in the upper molding. A qualified person should repair or replace where necessary.
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35) 1/4 round trim is missing on the staircase landing. Recommend repair where necessary.
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36) This property is a new construction, and as such has typical minor construction unfinished 'cosmetic elements' due to some unfinished areas and/or surfaces. The current condition of 'cosmetic elements' are excluded from this inspection. Such 'cosmetic elements' may include one or more of the following, but are not limited to:
* Unfinished and/or unpainted surfaces.
* Unfinished and/or unstained surfaces.
* Missing and/or unfinished caulking between floor, wall and/or ceiling moldings and/or trim.
* Exposed nail heads on 1/4 round trim (nail holes that need to be putty-filled, sanded, primed and/or stained).
* Excess paint that has not been removed/cleaned from some surfaces.
* Dusty surfaces from sheetrock, paint, and/or sanding dust.
* General cleaning, hygienically disinfecting and preparation of the property for occupancy.
Any comments regarding these items in this report have been made as a courtesy only. Some of these items have been tagged/labeled with a blue and/or red tag. Recommend following up with the Construction Company to finish all areas that need to be painted, sealed, caulked, putty filled, stained, and finished as may be required before the close of escrow.
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37) Many floor surfaces were obscured by protective covering(plastic and/or cardboard). Some of the floor surfaces couldn't be evaluated.

Laundry
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Limitations: In accordance with industry standards, we do not test clothes dryers, nor washing machines and their water connections and drainpipes. However, there are two things that you should be aware of. The water supply to washing machines is usually left on, and their hoses can leak or burst under pressure and continue to flow. Therefore, we recommend replacing the rubber hose type with newer braided stainless steel ones that are much more dependable. Note that the inspector does not determine the adequacy of washing machine drain lines, washing machine catch pan drain lines, or clothes dryer exhaust ducts. The inspector does not operate water supply or shut-off valves for clothes washers or laundry rom sinks, due to the possibility of valves leaking or breaking when operated. The inspector does not determine the completeness or operability of any gas piping to laundry appliances. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only.
Condition of laundry facilities: Was tested and found to be functional
240 volt receptacle for laundry equipment present: Yes
Gas supply for laundry equipment present: No
Condition of valves and connectors: The valves and connectors are functional. However, because they are not in daily use they typically become stiff(difficult to operate) and/or jammed
Condition of outlets: Were tested and found to be functional
Condition of lights: Was tested and found to be functional
Ceiling type or covering: Drywall
Condition of ceilings: Appeared serviceable
Wall type or covering: Drywall
Condition of walls: Appeared serviceable
Condition of flooring: Appeared serviceable
Condition of laundry room door(s): Was tested and found to be functional

Bathrooms
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Limitations: In accordance with industry standards, we do not comment on common cosmetic deficiencies, and do not evaluate window treatments, steam showers, and saunas. The inspector does not operate water supply or shut-off valves for sinks, toilets, bidets, etc. due to the possibility of valves leaking or breaking when operated. The inspector does not determine if shower pans or tub and shower enclosures are water tight.
Condition of counters: Were found to be functional
Condition of cabinets: Were found to be functional
Condition of sinks and related plumbing: Were found to be functional
Condition of bathtubs and related plumbing: Were tested and found to be functional
Condition of shower(s) and related plumbing: Were tested and found to be functional
Condition of ventilation systems: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Condition of bathroom doors: Were tested and found to be functional
Ceiling type or covering: Drywall
Condition of ceilings: Appeared serviceable
Wall type or covering: Drywall
Condition of walls: Appeared serviceable
Condition of flooring: Appeared serviceable
Condition of lights: Was tested and found to be functional
Condition of outlets: Were tested and found to be functional, and include GFCI protection

38) The exhaust fan in the master bathroom was inoperable. Moisture may accumulate as a result. A qualified person should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.
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39) Toilet in the powder room is missing.
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40) The exhaust fan in the 2nd floor guest bathroom was loose. A qualified person should repair as necessary.
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41) Wall mounted mirrors above the sinks in all the bathrooms are missing. Recommend replace where necessary.
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Pre-Inspection Agreement Form

The address of the property is:________________________________________________________.

Basic home inspection fee: $_____. Additional services requested: RADON/MOLD/WATER/_______ : $_____. TOTAL FEE: $______

THIS AGREEMENT made by and between the Inspector of 'Carolinas Energy Associates & Home Inspections, LLC' (Hereinafter INSPECTOR) and the undersigned (hereinafter CLIENT?), collectively referred to herein as the parties. The Parties Understand and Voluntarily Agree as follows:


1. INSPECTOR agrees to perform a visual inspection of the home/building and to provide CLIENT with a written inspection report identifying the defects that INSPECTOR both observed and deemed material. INSPECTOR may offer comments as a courtesy, but these comments will not comprise the bargained-for report. The report is only supplementary to the seller’s disclosure, and excludes all latent and concealed defects.

2. Unless otherwise inconsistent with this Agreement or not possible, INSPECTOR agrees to perform the inspection in accordance to the current Standards of Practice of the applicable NACHI, NC/SC Home Inspector Licensure Board/s. which is in accordance to the current Standards of Practice of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors http://www.nachi.org/sop.htm North Carolina Standards of Practice http://www.ncashi.com/north_carolina_home_inspectorStandards_co.htm and/or South Carolina Standards of Practice http://www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/ResidentialBuilders/PDF%20files/HIAPP08.pdf. These standards contain certain limitations, exceptions, and exclusions. This inspection is considered a point in time inspection.

3. The inspection and report are performed and prepared for the use of CLIENT, who gives INSPECTOR permission to discuss observations with real estate agents, owners, repairpersons, and other interested parties. INSPECTOR accepts no responsibility for use or misinterpretation by third parties. INSPECTOR’S inspection of the property and the accompanying report are in no way intended to be a guarantee or warranty, express or implied, regarding the future use, operability, habitability or suitability of the home/building or its components. Any and all warranties, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are expressly excluded by this Agreement.

4. INSPECTOR assumes no liability for the cost of repair or replacement of unreported defects or deficiencies either current or arising in the future. CLIENT acknowledges that the liability of INSPECTOR, its agents, employees, for claims or damages, costs of defense or suit, attorneys fees and expenses and payments arising out of or related to the INSPECTOR’S negligence or breach of any obligation under this Agreement, including errors and omissions in the inspection or the report, shall be limited to liquidated damages in an amount equal to the fee paid to the INSPECTOR, and this liability shall be exclusive. CLIENT waives any claim for consequential, exemplary, special or incidental damages or for the loss of the use of the home/building even if the CLIENT has been advised of the possibility of such damages. The parties acknowledge that the liquidated damages are not intended as a penalty but are intended (i) to reflect the fact that actual damages may be difficult and impractical to ascertain; (ii) to allocate risk among the INSPECTOR and CLIENT; and (iii) to enable the INSPECTOR to perform the inspection at stated fee.

5. INSPECTOR does not perform engineering, architectural, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, roofing, or any other job function requiring an occupational license in the jurisdiction where the inspection is taking place, and is therefore not qualified to perform additional technically exhaustive inspections beyond those within the scope of the basic home inspection. The inspection is also not a code or compliance inspection.

6. In the event of a claim against INSPECTOR, CLIENT agrees to supply INSPECTOR with the following: (1) Written notification of adverse conditions within 14 days of discovery, and (2) Access to the premises. Failure to comply with the above conditions will release INSPECTOR and its agents from any and all obligations or liability of any kind.

7. The parties agree that any litigation arising out of this Agreement shall be filed only in the Court having jurisdiction in the County in which the INSPECTOR has its principal place of business. In the event that CLIENT fails to prove any adverse claims against INSPECTOR in a court of law, CLIENT agrees to pay all legal costs, expenses and fees of INSPECTOR in defending said claims.

8. If any court declares any provision of this Agreement invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions will remain in effect. This Agreement represents the entire agreement between the parties. All prior communications are merged into this Agreement, and there are no terms or conditions other than those set forth herein. No statement or promise of INSPECTOR or its agents shall be binding unless reduced to writing and signed by INSPECTOR. No change or modification shall be enforceable against any party unless such change or modification is in writing and signed by the parties. This Agreement shall be binding upon and enforceable by the parties and their heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assignees. CLIENT shall have no cause of action against INSPECTOR after 45 days from the date of the inspection.

9. All payments are due on completion of the on-site inspection. If payment does not occur at the closing, the Client gives ‘Carolinas Energy Associates & Home Inspections, LLC’ permission to process the credit card immediately upon cancellation of the ‘offer to purchase’ or if payment has not been received within 45 days from the date that the inspection was carried out.

Report Conclusion

Congratulations on the purchase of your new home. We are proud of our service, and trust that you will be happy with the quality of our report. We have made every effort to provide you with an accurate assessment of the condition of the property and its components and to alert you to any significant defects or adverse conditions. However, due to access restrictions and/or stored furnature we may not have tested every outlet, and opened every window, or identified every minor defect. Also because we are not specialists or because our inspection is essentially visual, latent defects could exist. Therefore, you should not regard our inspection as conferring a guarantee or warranty. It does not. It is simply a report on the general condition of your property at a given point in time. Furthermore, as a homeowner, you should expect problems to occur. Roofs will leak, drain lines will become blocked, and components and systems will fail without warning. For these reasons, you should take into consideration the age of the house and its components and keep a comprehensive insurance policy current. If you have been provided with a home protection policy, read it carefully. Such policies usually only cover insignificant costs, such as that of rooter service, and the representatives of some insurance companies can be expected to deny coverage on the grounds that a given condition was preexisting or not covered because of what they claim to be a code violation or a manufacture's defect. Therefore, you should read such policies very carefully, and depend upon our company for any consultation that you may need. To view video archives for home improvement, remodeling and/or maintenance tips, please click on 'This Old House' image below:


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, we really do appreciate your business. You have honored me by permitting me to inspect your new home, I guarantee that I will continue to give you my very best effort should you require any of my services again in the future. This is my promise to you!
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