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Accredited Home Inspection Services
55 Eatondale Ave
Blue Point NY 11715-1022
Inspector: Michael Sweeney
NYS Lic# 16000057121
Property Inspection Report
||27 Oxbow Rd
Patchogue, NY 11772
||Monday, April 27, 2015
This report published on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 5:21:27 PM EDT
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:
|Safety||Poses a safety hazard|
|Repair/Replace||Recommend repairing or replacing|
|Repair/Maintain||Recommend repair and/or maintenance|
|Minor Defect||Correction likely involves only a minor expense|
|Maintain||Recommend ongoing maintenance|
|Evaluate||Recommend evaluation by a specialist|
|Monitor||Recommend monitoring in the future|
|Comment||For your information|
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11amPresent during inspection:
Client, Property owner, RealtorClient present for discussion at end of inspection:
YesWeather conditions during inspection:
Dry (no rain), SunnyTemperature during inspection:
CoolType of building:
Single family, Pool HouseBuildings inspected:
One houseNumber of residential units inspected:
1Age of main building:
1960 55yrsSource for main building age:
Municipal records or property listingFront of building faces:
WestMain entrance faces:
Some areas and items at this property were obscured by furniture and/or stored items. This often includes but is not limited to walls, floors, windows, inside and under cabinets, under sinks, on counter tops, in closets, behind window coverings, under rugs or carpets, and under or behind furniture. Areas around the exterior, under the structure, in the garage and in the attic may also be obscured by stored items. The inspector in general does not move personal belongings, furnishings, carpets or appliances. When furnishings, stored items or debris are present, all areas or items that are obscured, concealed or not readily accessible are excluded from the inspection. The client should be aware that when furnishings, stored items or debris are eventually moved, damage or problems that were not noted during the inspection may be found.
1. Make sure a Certificate of Compliance exists for the home. The Certificate of Compliance, or sometimes known as a Certificate of Occupancy, should be on file with the local building department. Make sure a current up-to-date Certificate of Occupancy exists for the entire house as it is presently constructed. Your attorney should be consulted regarding the seller turning over a Certificate of Occupancy for the entire house.
2. Obtain a copy of the original survey of the property from the seller. Compare it with what is presently on the property.
3. Make sure you have a walk through one to two days prior to your closing. Inspect that everything is in working order and no new issues have arisen. Consult with your attorney.
4. Obtain an up to date building code violation report from the local municipality as well as a judgment and lien search on the property. This is to ensure that the property has a clean title and any problems can be handled before proceeding with your purchase. Consult with your attorney.
5. At the time of closing have the seller provide you with a “Seller’s Certification.” This Seller’s Certification is a legal document which the seller is required to complete at the time of closing. The document contains questions about the house. Consult with your attorney about obtaining the Seller’s Certification.
6. Try and arrange to come back to the home during a heavy rain to ensure that there are no major water leakage issues that were not present at the time of this inspection.
7. Obtain the oil heating bills for the past two years. When the house was built, wall insulation was less than optimal by today’s standards. Home heating costs might be more than you expect.
Unless specifically included in the inspection, the following items and any related equipment, controls, electric systems and/or plumbing systems are excluded from this inspection: detached buildings or structures; fences and gates; retaining walls; underground drainage systems, catch basins or concealed sump pumps; swimming pools and related safety equipment, spas, hot tubs or saunas; whether deck, balcony and/or stair membranes are watertight; trees, landscaping, properties of soil, soil stability, erosion and erosion control; ponds, water features, irrigation or yard sprinkler systems; sport courts, playground, recreation or leisure equipment; areas below the exterior structures with less than 3 feet of vertical clearance; invisible fencing; sea walls, docks and boathouses; retractable awnings. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only.Site profile:
Minor slopeCondition of driveway:
Appeared serviceableDriveway material:
AsphaltCondition of deck, patio and/or porch covers:
Appeared serviceableDeck, patio, porch cover material and type:
Covered (Refer to Roof section)Condition of decks, porches and/or balconies:
Appeared serviceableDeck, porch and/or balcony material:
Concrete, StoneCondition of stairs, handrails and guardrails:
Appeared serviceableExterior stair material:
Rear steps. The concrete has been covered with a wooden stoop. The concrete has been busted up so the stoop will be level. Keep an eye on this area.
Minor deterioration (e.g. cracks, holes, settlement, heaving) was found in the driveway, but no trip hazards were found. The client may wish to have repairs made for cosmetic reasons.
Exterior and Foundation
The inspector performs a visual inspection of accessible components or systems at the exterior. Items excluded from this inspection include below-grade foundation walls and footings; foundations, exterior surfaces or components obscured by vegetation, stored items or debris; wall structures obscured by coverings such as siding or trim. Some items such as siding, trim, soffits, vents and windows are often high off the ground, and may be viewed using binoculars from the ground or from a ladder. This may limit a full evaluation. Regarding foundations, some amount of cracking is normal in concrete slabs and foundation walls due to shrinkage and drying. Note that the inspector does not determine the adequacy of seismic reinforcement.Wall inspection method:
Viewed from ground, with binocularsCondition of wall exterior covering:
Appeared serviceableApparent wall structure:
Wood frameWall covering:
Wood, Metal, Solid brick (not veneer)Condition of foundation and footings:
Appeared serviceableApparent foundation type:
Unfinished basementFoundation/stem wall material:
Concrete blockFooting material (under foundation stem wall):
Poured in place concrete
Some sections of siding and/or trim were deteriorated. Recommend that a qualified person repair, replace or install siding or trim as necessary.
Siding is deteriorated NW corner of home
Vegetation such as trees, shrubs and/or vines was in contact with or close to the building exterior. Vegetation can serve as a pathway for wood-destroying insects and can retain moisture against the exterior after it rains. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend pruning, moving or removing vegetation as necessary to maintain at least 6 inches of space between it and the building exterior. A 1-foot clearance is better.
Remove the vegetation from this area.
Trees too close to the home
The paint or stain finish in some areas was failing (e.g. peeling, faded, worn, thinning). Siding and trim with a failing finish can be damaged by moisture.Recommend that a qualified contractor prep (e.g. clean, scrape, sand, prime, caulk) and repaint or restain the building exterior where necessary and per standard building practices. Any repairs needed to the siding or trim should be made prior to this.
Paint is peeling around the window
Un painted wood sill is exposed to the weather
paint is peeling
Caulk was deteriorated in some areas. For example, around windows, at siding butt joints and/or at siding-trim junctions. Recommend that a qualified person renew or install caulk as necessary. Where gaps are wider than 1/4 inch, an appropriate material other than caulk should be used. For more information, visit:http://www.reporthost.com/?CAULK
Caulking is a yearly maintenance issue with all homes
Caulking is deteriorated.
Caulking is deteriorated.
The masonry (brick or stone) veneer was deteriorated or damaged in some areas. Where cracks or openings are exposed, water can enter the wall structure causing mold, fungal growth and structural damage. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend that a qualified contractor repair as necessary. For example, by repointing mortar or replacing broken or missing masonry.
This area needs to be re mortared and sealed
Wooden platform for garbage pails is rotting. Rec'md removing this. This is a conducive environment that will attract wood destroying organisms
In ground pool. Obtain any and all paperwork regarding the care and maintenance. Ensure the pool is running and operational prior to taking posession
Electric roll out awning.
Pool House. There are no gutters on the pool house. The water is splashing up onto the siding. Place gutters on this area, power-wash this area and re paint
Pool House: There is some rot on the window trim. Rec'md replacing this window with a vinyl replacement window.
Structural components such as joists and beams, and other components such as piping, wiring and/or ducting that are obscured by under-floor insulation are also excluded from this inspection. Note that the inspector does not determine if support posts, columns, beams, joists, studs, trusses, etc. are of adequate size, spanning or spacing.
The inspector does not guarantee or warrant that water will not accumulate in the basement in the future. Access to the basement during all seasons and during prolonged periods of all types of weather conditions (e.g. heavy rain, melting snow) would be needed to do so. The inspector does not determine the adequacy of basement floor or stairwell drains, or determine if such drains are clear or clogged.
Note that all basement areas should be checked periodically for water intrusion, plumbing leaks and pest activity.Condition of floor substructure above crawl space:
Appeared serviceablePier or support post material:
Wood, Concrete block, SteelBeam material:
Solid woodFloor structure:
Solid wood joistsCondition of insulation underneath floor above:
Not applicable, none installed
The only entrance/exit to the basement appeared to be the basement stairs. While this is common in older homes, modern standards require a secondary escape for use in the event of fire or an emergency. Such entrances/exits should allow entry by emergency personnel and their equipment. It is beyond the scope of this inspection to verify compliance with the current codes, and codes are generally not retroactive. Consult with a window/door contractor and/or the local municipal building officials regarding egress guidelines.
An EGRIS window was observed in the basement. Recommend a Lic contractor confirm that the window is EGRIS.
dryer vents into bsmt with a lint catcher. Re route the dryer vent so it vents to the outside.
The following items or areas are not included in this inspection: areas that could not be traversed or viewed clearly due to lack of access; solar roofing components. Any comments made regarding these items are made as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not provide an estimate of remaining life on the roof surface material, nor guarantee that leaks have not occurred in the roof surface, skylights or roof penetrations in the past. Regarding roof leaks, only active leaks, visible evidence of possible sources of leaks, and evidence of past leaks observed during the inspection are reported on as part of this inspection. The inspector does not guarantee or warrant that leaks will not occur in the future. Complete access to all roof and attic spaces during all seasons and during prolonged periods of all types of weather conditions (e.g. high wind and rain, melting snow) would be needed to do so. Regarding the roof drainage system, unless the inspection was conducted during and after prolonged periods of heavy rain, the inspector was unable to determine if gutters, downspouts and extensions performed adequately or were leak-free.Roof inspection method:
Viewed from ground, Viewed from ground with binocularsCondition of roof surface material:
Appeared serviceableRoof surface material:
Asphalt or fiberglass composition shinglesRoof type:
GableApparent number of layers of roof surface material:
One, as per owner roof 3-4 yrs oldCondition of exposed flashings:
Appeared serviceableCondition of gutters, downspouts and extensions:
Extensions such as splash blocks or drain pipes for one or more downspouts were missing. Water can accumulate around the building foundation or inside crawl spaces or basements as a result. Recommend that a qualified person install, replace or repair extensions as necessary so rainwater drains away from the structure.
Extension is needed on the downspout
Extension is needed on the downspout
Extension is needed on the downspout
Attic and Roof Structure
The following items or areas are not included in this inspection: areas that could not be traversed or viewed clearly due to lack of access; areas and components obscured by insulation. Any comments made regarding these items are made as a courtesy only. The inspector does not determine the adequacy of the attic ventilation system. Complete access to all roof and attic spaces during all seasons and during prolonged periods of all types of weather conditions (e.g. high/low temperatures, high/low humidity, high wind and rain, melting snow) would be needed to do so. The inspector is not a licensed engineer and does not determine the adequacy of roof structure components such as trusses, rafters or ceiling beams, or their spacing or sizing.Attic inspection method:
Viewed from hatch(es), Partially traversedCondition of roof structure:
Appeared serviceableRoof structure type:
Ceiling beamsCondition of insulation in attic (ceiling, skylight chase, etc.):
Appeared serviceableCeiling insulation material:
Fiberglass roll or battApproximate attic insulation R value (may vary in areas):
Not determined (inaccessible or obscured)Vermiculite insulation present:
None visibleVapor retarder:
InstalledCondition of roof ventilation:
Appeared serviceableRoof ventilation type:
Ridge vent(s), Gable end vents, Enclosed soffit vents
Garage or Carport
The inspector does not determine the adequacy of firewall ratings. Requirements for ventilation in garages vary between municipalities.Type:
AttachedCondition of garage vehicle door(s):
Appeared serviceableType of garage vehicle door:
SectionalNumber of vehicle doors:
3Condition of garage floor:
Appeared serviceableCondition of garage interior:
Appeared serviceableGarage ventilation:
Crack in Garage apron. Seal with mason caulk or Concrete.
Crack in concrete apron by the driveway. Seal this with Mason caulk.
The following items are not included in this inspection: generator systems, transfer switches, surge suppressors, inaccessible or concealed wiring; underground utilities and systems; low-voltage lighting or lighting on timers or sensors. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not determine the adequacy of grounding or bonding, if this system has an adequate capacity for the client's specific or anticipated needs, or if this system has any reserve capacity for additions or expansion. The inspector does not operate circuit breakers as part of the inspection, and does not install or change light bulbs. The inspector does not evaluate every wall switch or receptacle, but instead tests a representative number of them per various standards of practice. When furnishings, stored items or child-protective caps are present some receptacles are usually inaccessible and are not tested; these are excluded from this inspection. Receptacles that are not of standard 110 volt configuration, including 240-volt dryer receptacles, are not tested and are excluded. The functionality of, power source for and placement of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms is not determined as part of this inspection. Upon taking occupancy, proper operating and placement of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms should be verified and batteries should be changed. These devices have a limited lifespan and should be replaced every 10 years. The inspector attempts to locate and evaluate all main and sub-panels. However, panels are often concealed. If panels are found after the inspection, a qualified electrician should evaluate and repair if necessary. The inspector attempts to determine the overall electrical service size, but such estimates are not guaranteed because the overall capacity may be diminished by lesser-rated components in the system. Any repairs recommended should be made by a licensed electrician.Electric service condition:
Appeared serviceablePrimary service type:
OverheadNumber of service conductors:
3Service voltage (volts):
120-240Estimated service amperage:
200Primary service overload protection type:
Circuit breakersService entrance conductor material:
Stranded copperMain disconnect rating (amps):
Ground rod(s) in soil, Cold water supply pipesCondition of main service panel:
Appeared serviceableLocation of main service panel #A:
BasementLocation of main disconnect:
Breaker at top of main service panelCondition of branch circuit wiring:
ServiceableBranch circuit wiring type:
Non-metallic sheathedSolid strand aluminum branch circuit wiring present:
None visibleGround fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection present:
NoArc fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) protection present:
NoSmoke alarms installed:
Yes, but not testedCarbon monoxide alarms installed:
No, recommend install
One or more electric receptacles (outlets) at the kitchen and/or bathroom(s) had no visible ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection, or the inspector was unable to determine if GFCI protection was present. If not GFCI-protected, receptacles in wet areas pose a shock hazard. Recommend that a qualified electrician evaluate and install GFCI protection if necessary and per standard building practices. General guidelines for GFCI-protected receptacles include the following locations:
- Outdoors (since 1973)
- Bathrooms (since 1975)
- Garages (since 1978)
- Kitchens (since 1987)
- Crawl spaces and unfinished basements (since 1990)
- Wet bar sinks (since 1993)
- Laundry and utility sinks (since 2005)
For more information, visit:http://www.reporthost.com/?GFCI
Kitchen outlets are not GFCI protected
Bathroom outlet is not GFCI protected
No arc fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) breakers were installed for bedroom circuits. These are relatively new devices, and reduce the risk of fire by protecting against overheated or arcing receptacles (outlets) or light fixtures. Consult with a qualified electrician about upgrading circuits to AFCI protection per standard building practices. For more information, visit:http://www.reporthost.com/?AFCI
One or more globes or covers for light fixtures were missing or damaged. Recommend replacing as necessary to avoid exposed bulbs. With closet lighting or where flammable stored objects are near light fixtures, missing or broken covers can be a fire hazard.
Murray 200 Amp electrical panel
200 Amp Murray electrical panel. Since the panel is located in close proximity to the boiler the area remains very warm in the summer months. The warm air comes in contact with the cold water pipes and causes condensation to accumulate in the area. Wrap the cold water pipes with foam insulation. Have an electrician inspect the panel and re-mediate if necessary.
Plumbing / Fuel Systems
The following items are not included in this inspection: private/shared wells and related equipment; private sewage disposal systems; hot tubs or spas; main, side and lateral sewer lines; gray water systems; pressure boosting systems; trap primers; incinerating or composting toilets; fire suppression systems; water softeners, conditioners or filtering systems; plumbing components concealed within the foundation or building structure, or in inaccessible areas such as below tubs; underground utilities and systems; overflow drains for tubs and sinks; backflow prevention devices. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not operate water supply or shut-off valves due to the possibility of valves leaking or breaking when operated. The inspector does not test for lead in the water supply, the water pipes or solder, does not determine if plumbing and fuel lines are adequately sized, and does not determine the existence or condition of underground or above-ground fuel tanks.Condition of service and main line:
Appeared serviceableWater service:
PublicWater pressure (psi):
80Location of main water shut-off:
BasementCondition of supply lines:
Appeared serviceableSupply pipe material:
CopperCondition of drain pipes:
Appeared serviceableDrain pipe material:
Plastic, CopperCondition of waste lines:
Appeared serviceableWaste pipe material:
Plastic, Cast iron, CopperVent pipe condition:
Appeared serviceableVent pipe material:
Plastic, CopperSump pump installed:
NoSewage ejector pump installed:
NoType of irrigation system supply source:
PublicCondition of fuel system:
Appeared serviceableVisible fuel storage systems:
Above ground, oil tank, in basementLocation of main fuel shut-off valve:
At oil tank, By furnace
Cold water pipes in the bsmt. Wrap these with foam insulating covers.
Based on visible equipment or information provided to the inspector, this property appeared to have a yard irrigation (sprinkler) system. These are specialty systems and are excluded from this inspection. Comments in this report related to this system are made as a courtesy only and are not meant to be a substitute for a full evaluation by a qualified specialist. When this system is operated, recommend verifying that water is not directed at building exteriors, or directed so water accumulates around building foundations. Sprinkler heads may need to be adjusted, replaced or disabled. Recommend that a qualified plumber verify that a backflow prevention device is installed per standard building practices to prevent cross-contamination of gray water and potable water, and install an expansion tank at the water heater if missing and necessary. Recommend that a qualified specialist evaluate the irrigation system for other defects (e.g. leaks, damaged or malfunctioning sprinkler heads) and repair if necessary.
Based on visible components or information provided to the inspector, this property appeared to have a private sewage disposal (cesspool) system. These are specialty systems and are excluded from this inspection. Comments in this report related to this system are made as a courtesy only and are not meant to be a substitute for a full evaluation by a qualified specialist. Generally, cesspools should be pumped and inspected every 10-15 years. Depending on the type of system and municipal regulations, inspection and maintenance may be required more frequently, often every few years. Recommend the following:
- Consult with the property owner about this system's maintenance and repair history
- Review any documentation available for this system
- Review inspection and maintenance requirements for this system
- That a qualified specialist evaluate, perform maintenance and make repairs if necessary
The sewage system is a "cesspool" this is common and customary for the area.
Water hook up for the pool house. It is winterized. Shut offs are in the bsmt
Evaluation of and determining the adequacy or completeness of the following items are not included in this inspection: water recirculation pumps; solar water heating systems; Energy Smart or energy saver controls; catch pan drains. 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 or a shut-off valve to be operated.Condition of water heater:
Tank, Integral with heating system, with storage tankEnergy source:
age unknownCapacity (in gallons):
30Temperature-pressure relief valve installed:
YesLocation of water heater:
BasementHot water temperature tested:
YesWater temperature (degrees Fahrenheit):
The temperature-pressure relief valve drain line was too short. This is a potential safety hazard due to the risk of scalding if someone is standing next to the water heater when the valve opens. Recommend that a qualified plumber repair per standard building practices. For example, by extending the drain line to within 6 inches of the floor, or routing it to drain outside. For more information, visit:http://www.reporthost.com/?TPRVALVE
The estimated useful life for most water heaters is 8-12 years. The inspector was unable to determine the age of the water heater due to the manufacturer's label being obscured, no serial number being visible, or the serial number not clearly indicating the age. The client should be aware that this water heater may be near, at or beyond its useful life and may need replacing at any time. Recommend attempting to determine the water heater's age.
If found to be near, at or beyond its useful lifespan, recommend budgeting for a replacement in the near future, or considering replacement now before any leaks occur. The client should be aware that significant flooding can occur if the water heater does fail. If not replaced now, consider having a qualified person install a catch pan and drain or a water alarm to help prevent damage if water does leak.
Hot water storage tank. TPR Valve is missing the downspout.
Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition (HVAC)
The following items are not included in this inspection: humidifiers, dehumidifiers, electronic air filters; solar, coal or wood-fired heat systems; thermostat or temperature control accuracy and timed functions; heating 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 heating or cooling system components, does not determine if heating or cooling systems are appropriately sized, does not test coolant pressure, or perform any evaluations that require a pilot light to be lit, a shut-off valve to be operated, a circuit breaker to be turned "on" or a serviceman's or oil emergency switch to be operated. It is beyond the scope of this inspection to determine if furnace heat exchangers are intact and free of leaks. Condensation pans and drain lines may clog or leak at any time and should be monitored while in operation in the future. Where buildings contain furnishings or stored items, the inspector may not be able to verify that a heat source is present in all "liveable" rooms (e.g. bedrooms, kitchens and living/dining rooms).General heating system type(s):
FurnaceGeneral heating distribution type(s):
Pipes and convectorsLast service date of primary heat source:
as per owner: serviced every fallSource for last service date of primary heat source:
Property ownerCondition of hydronic or steam heat system:
Appeared serviceableType of hydronic or steam heat:
Hydronic (hot water)Hydronic or steam heat fuel type:
OilCondition of burners:
Appeared serviceableType of combustion air supply:
No dedicated source visible, uses room airCondition of venting system:
Appeared serviceableCondition of controls:
Corrosion or rust was found in one or more distribution supply fittings. This can indicate past leaks, or that leaks are likely to occur in the future. Recommend that a qualified heating contractor or plumber evaluate and repair as necessary.
Union on boiler where the gasket has dry rotted. have this repaired as mentioned earlier.
The estimated useful life for most cast iron boilers is 30 years. This boiler appeared to be near this age and/or its useful lifespan and may need replacing or significant repairs at any time. Recommend budgeting for a replacement in the near future.
Utica Oil fired Hot Water Boiler: Beckett oil gun. Runs smooth. There is an old gasket that is deteriorated. have a Lic oil burner mechanic repair this.
Fireplaces, Stoves, Chimneys and Flues
The following items are not included in this inspection: coal stoves, gas logs, chimney flues (except where visible). Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not determine the adequacy of drafting or sizing in fireplace and stove flues, and also does not determine if prefabricated or zero-clearance fireplaces are installed in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications. The inspector does not perform any evaluations that require a pilot light to be lit, and does not light fires. The inspector provides a basic visual examination of a chimney and any associated wood burning device. The National Fire Protection Association has stated that an in-depth Level 2 chimney inspection should be part of every sale or transfer of property with a wood-burning device. Such an inspection may reveal defects that are not apparent to the home inspector who is a generalist.Condition of wood-burning fireplaces, stoves:
Appeared serviceableWood-burning fireplace type:
MasonryCondition of gas-fired fireplaces or stoves:
Appeared serviceableGas fireplace or stove type:
Converted wood-burning fireplaceCondition of chimneys and flues:
Appeared serviceableWood-burning chimney type:
MasonryGas-fired flue type:
One or more wood-burning fireplaces or stoves were found at the property. When such devices are used, they should be professionally inspected and cleaned annually to prevent creosote build-up and to determine if repairs are needed. The National Fire Protection Association states that a "Level 2" chimney inspection should be performed with every sale or transfer of property with a wood-burning device. Recommend consulting with the property owner about recent and past servicing and repairs to all wood-burning devices and chimneys or flues at this property. Recommend that a qualified specialist evaluate all wood-burning devices and chimneys, and clean and repair as necessary. Note that if a wood stove insert is installed, it may need to be removed for such an evaluation. For more information, search for "chimney inspection" at:http://www.reporthost.com/?CSIA
Fireplace: Originally wood burning, it was converted to gas. there are LP tanks outside the home.
The following items are not included in this inspection: household appliances such as stoves, ovens, cook tops, ranges, warming ovens, griddles, broilers, dishwashers, trash compactors, refrigerators, freezers, ice makers, hot water dispensers and water filters; appliance timers, clocks, cook functions, self and/or continuous cleaning operations, thermostat or temperature control accuracy, and lights. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not provide an estimate of the remaining life of appliances, and does not determine the adequacy of operation of appliances. The inspector does not note appliance manufacturers, models or serial numbers and does not determine if appliances are subject to recalls. Areas and components behind and obscured by appliances are inaccessible and excluded from this inspection.Condition of counters:
Appeared serviceableCondition of cabinets:
Appeared serviceableCondition of sinks and related plumbing:
Appeared serviceableCondition of under-sink food disposal:
N/A (none installed)Condition of dishwasher:
Appeared serviceableCondition of range, cooktop or oven:
Appeared serviceableRange, cooktop or oven type:
ElectricType of ventilation:
Hood over range or cooktopCondition of refrigerator:
Appeared serviceableCondition of built-in microwave oven:
N/A (none installed)
The range could tip forward. An anti-tip bracket may not be installed. This is a potential safety hazard since the range can tip forward when weight is applied to the open door, such as when a small child climbs on it or if heavy objects are dropped on it. Anti-tip brackets have been sold with all free-standing ranges since 1985. Recommend installing an anti-tip bracket to eliminate this safety hazard. For more information, visit:http://www.reporthost.com/?ATB
An exhaust hood was installed over the cook top or range, but the fan recirculated the exhaust air back into the kitchen. This may be due to no duct being installed, baffles at the front of the hood not being installed, or a problem with the duct. This can be a nuisance for odor and grease accumulation. Where a gas-fired range or cook top is installed, carbon monoxide and excessive levels of moisture can accumulate in living spaces. Recommend that a qualified contractor evaluate and repair as necessary so exhaust air is ducted outdoors.
Substandard repairs were found at the sink drain (e.g. tape, sealant, non-standard components). Recommend that a qualified plumber repair per standard building practices.
Kitchen sink: Replace the drain pipes with new PVC drain pipes.
Kitchen exhaust fan. As per owner: he closed it off and removed the electric. He installed an over the range hood that recirculates.
Bathrooms, Laundry and Sinks
The following items are not included in this inspection: overflow drains for tubs and sinks; heated towel racks, saunas, steam generators, clothes washers, clothes dryers. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. 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 sinks, toilets, bidets, clothes washers, 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, or determine the completeness or operability of any gas piping to laundry appliances.Location #A:
Full bath, first floorCondition of counters:
Appeared serviceableCondition of cabinets:
Appeared serviceableCondition of flooring:
Appeared serviceableCondition of sinks and related plumbing:
Appeared serviceableCondition of toilets:
Appeared serviceableCondition of bathtubs and related plumbing:
Appeared serviceableCondition of shower(s) and related plumbing:
Appeared serviceableCondition of ventilation systems:
Appeared serviceableBathroom and laundry ventilation type:
Windows, Spot exhaust fans, with individual ductsGas supply for laundry equipment present:
No240 volt receptacle for laundry equipment present:
The clothes dryer exhaust duct terminated in the attic. Clothes dryers produce large amounts of moisture which should not enter structure interiors. Moisture may accumulate and result in mold, bacteria or fungal growth. Recommend that a qualified person install, repair or replace the duct as necessary so it terminates outdoors, and per standard building practices. For more information, visit:http://www.reporthost.com/?DRYER
Drain stopper is inoperable
Carpeting in bathroom??? there are tiles underneath
Interior, Doors and Windows
The following items are not included in this inspection: security, intercom and sound systems; communications wiring; central vacuum systems; elevators and stair lifts; cosmetic deficiencies such as nail-pops, scuff marks, dents, dings, blemishes or issues due to normal wear and tear in wall, floor and ceiling surfaces and coverings, or in equipment; deficiencies relating to interior decorating; low voltage and gas lighting systems. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not evaluate any areas or items which require moving stored items, furnishings, debris, equipment, floor coverings, insulation or similar materials. The inspector does not test for asbestos, lead, radon, mold, hazardous waste, urea formaldehyde urethane, or any other toxic substance. Some items such as window, drawer, cabinet door or closet door operability are tested on a sampled basis. The client should be aware that paint may obscure wall and ceiling defects, floor coverings may obscure floor defects, and furnishings may obscure wall, floor and floor covering defects. If furnishings were present during the inspection, recommend a full evaluation of walls, floors and ceilings that were previously obscured when possible. Determining the cause and/or source of odors is not within the scope of this inspection.Condition of exterior entry doors:
Appeared serviceableExterior door material:
Wood, MetalCondition of interior doors:
Appeared serviceableCondition of windows and skylights:
Appeared serviceableType(s) of windows:
Vinyl, Wood, Multi-pane, Single-pane, Double-hung, FixedCondition of walls and ceilings:
Appeared serviceableWall type or covering:
Drywall, WoodCeiling type or covering:
DrywallCondition of flooring:
Appeared serviceableFlooring type or covering:
Carpet, Vinyl, linoleum or marmoleum, TileCondition of stairs, handrails and guardrails:
Glass in one or more windows was cracked, broken and/or missing. Recommend that a qualified contractor replace glass where necessary.
Master bedroom. Window pane is cracked. Try and obtain the manufacturer information from owner. A new Pane can be ordered at a low cost.
Minor cracks, nail pops and/or blemishes were found in walls and/or ceilings in one or more areas. Cracks and nail pops are common, are often caused by lumber shrinkage or minor settlement, and can be more or less noticeable depending on changes in humidity. They did not appear to be a structural concern, but the client may wish to repair these for aesthetic reasons. For recurring cracks, consider using an elastic crack covering product:http://www.reporthost.com/?ECC
Wood Destroying Organism Findings
This report only includes findings from accessible and visible areas on the day of the inspection. In addition to the inaccessible areas documented in this report, examples of other inaccessible areas include: sub areas less than 18 inches in height; attic areas less than 5 feet in height, areas blocked by ducts, pipes or insulation; areas where locks or permanently attached covers prevent access; areas where insulation would be damaged if traversed; areas obscured by vegetation. All inaccessible areas are subject to infestation or damage from wood-destroying organisms. The inspector does not move furnishings, stored items, debris, floor or wall coverings, insulation, or other materials as part of the inspection, nor perform destructive testing. Wood-destroying organisms may infest, re-infest or become active at any time. No warranty is provided as part of this inspection.Visible evidence of active wood-destroying insects:
NoVisible evidence of active wood decay fungi:
NoVisible evidence of past wood decay fungi:
NoVisible evidence of damage by wood-destroying insects:
NoVisible evidence of damage by wood decay fungi:
NoVisible evidence of conditions conducive to wood-destroying organisms:
Dated this _______ Day of ____________________. 20_____
NYS Reg Lic #: 16000057121