B-E Home Inspections

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Your Property Inspection Report
Client(s): Ms. Julie Vanes
Property address: 715 D Street
LaPorte, IN 46350
Inspection date: Thursday, March 20, 2008
This report published on 3/20/2008 3:17:51 PM CDT

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REPORT LIMITATIONS / DISCLAIMER :

This report is intended only as a guide to help the property owner / Buyer / Seller make their own evaluation of the overall condition of the property. This report is not intended to reflect the value of the property inspected, nor make representation as to the advisability of sale or purchase of the property inspected.

The report expresses the personal opinions of the inspector, based on his / her visual impressions of the conditions that existed at the time of the inspection only.

The inspection and report are not intended to be technically exhaustive, or to imply that every component was inspected, or that every possible defect was discovered. No disassembly of equipment, opening of walls, moving of furniture, appliances or stored items, or excavation was performed. All components and conditions which by the nature of their location are concealed, camouflaged, or difficult to inspect are excluded from this report.

Systems and conditions which are not within the scope of the property inspection include, but are not limited to: formaldehyde, lead paint, asbestos, toxic or flammable materials, and other environmental hazards; pest infestation, playground equipment, efficiency measurement of insulation or heating and cooling equipment; internal or underground drainage or plumbing; any systems which are shut down or otherwise secured; water wells (water quality and quantity); zoning ordinances; intercoms; security systems; heat sensors; cosmetics; building code conformity. Any general comments about these systems and conditions are informational only and do not represent and inspection.

This inspection report should not be construed as a compliance inspection of any government or non-governmental codes or regulations. The report is not intended to be a warranty or guarantee of the present or future adequacy or performance of the structure, its systems or their component parts. This report does not constitute any express or implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for use regarding the condition of the property, and it should not be relied upon as such. Any opinion expressed regarding adequacy, capacity, or expected life of components are general estimates based on information about similar components and occasional wide variations are to be expected between such estimates and actual experience.

B-E Home Inspections and its' inspectors have no interest, present or contemplated, in this property or its' improvement. B-E Home Inspections and its' inspectors have no involvement with tradespeople or benefits derived from any sales or improvements. To the best of our knowledge and belief, all statements and information in this report are true and correct.

Should any disagreement or dispute arise as a result of this inspection or report, it shall be decided by arbitration and shall be submitted for binding, non-appealable arbitration to the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its' Construction Industry Arbitration Rules, unless the parties mutually agree otherwise. In the event of a claim, The Client will allow B-E Home Inspections to inspect the claim prior to any repairs or waive the right to make a claim. Client agrees not to disturb or repair or have repaired anything which may constitute evidence relating to the complaint, except in the case of an emergency.

This report shall supersede any written or verbal conversations, comments and or reports that were provided by B~E Home Inspections prior to providing this written report.

Client is advised to read the entire body of the report and not to rely upon any verbal comments nor the Summary alone.

If repairs are made to a property based on the results of an inspection, the work should be performed by qualified contractors, not the seller. By qualified, we mean licensed, bonded, state-certified where applicable and with a reasonable amount of experience. Contractors providing repairs should provide legible documentation in the form of work orders and/or receipts. If repairs are made in this way, then there's generally no need for a follow-up inspection. Additionally, it may be better to negotiate a lower price on your home and have repairs made by contractors you choose rather than the seller making repairs as cheaply as possible."

It is in the clients best interest to follow up on any recommendations made by the Inspectors prior to making a finial purchase / sale decision. Purchasing a home for your family is a major financial decision, and it is not one to be made hastily or under rushed circumstances.

 
How to Read this Report
This report is organized by the property's functional areas.  Within each functional area, descriptive information is listed first and is shown in bold type.  Items of concern follow descriptive information. Concerns are shown and sorted according to these types:
SafetyPoses a risk of injury or death. 
Repair/ReplaceRecommend repairing or replacing 
Repair/MaintainRecommend repair and/or maintenance 
EvaluateRecommend evaluation by a specialist. 
MonitorRecommend monitoring in the future 
ServiceableItem or component is in serviceable condition 
CommentFor your information, Inspector comments and recommendations 

Structural Pest Inspection Concerns
Items of concern relating to the structural pest inspection are shown as follows:
WDO/WDI InfestationEvidence of infestation of wood destroying insects or organisms (Live or dead insect bodies, fungal growth, etc.) 
WDO/WDI DamageDamage caused by wood destroying insects or organisms (Rot, carpenter ant galleries, etc.) 
WDO/WDI Conducive
conditions
Conditions conducive for wood destroying insects or organisms (Wood-soil contact, shrubs in contact with siding, roof or plumbing leaks, etc.) 

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Table of Contents
General Information
Grounds
Exterior / Foundation / Basement
Roof / Attic
2 1/2 Car Garage
Electric
Plumbing / Fuel Systems
Water Heater
Heating
Kitchen
Bathrooms / Laundry / Sinks
Interior Rooms / Areas
 
General Information Return to table of contents
Report number: 32008
Time started: 8:30 am CST
Time finished: 11:15 am CSt
Present during inspection: Client
Client present for discussion at end of inspection: Yes
Weather conditions: Clear
Temperature: Cool
Ground condition: Dry
Inspection fee: $225.00
Payment method: Check #1211
Type of building: Single family
Buildings inspected: 3 BR, 1 1/2 Bath Single Family Home - Detached garage
Number of residential units inspected: 1
Age of building(s): 1930's
Source for building age: Client, Inspector's estimate
Front of building faces: West
Main entrance faces: West
Occupied: Yes
 
Grounds Return to table of contents
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.
Condition of fences and gates: Appeared serviceable
Fence and gate material: Wood
Site profile: Level
Condition of driveway: Appeared serviceable
Driveway material: Poured in place concrete
Condition of decks, porches and/or balconies: Appeared serviceable
Condition of guardrails: Appeared serviceable
Deck, porch and/or balcony material: Wood
Condition of exterior stairs: Appeared serviceable
Exterior stair material: Wood, Concrete


1)   Handrails at one or more flights of stairs were missing. This is a safety hazard. Standard building practices require that handrails be:

  • Installed at stairs with three or more risers
  • Sized and shaped so your hand can encircle them
  • Permanently and securely attached, and able to withstand a 200 pound force in any direction at any point
  • Continuous and extend for the entire flight of the stairs
  • Located between 30 and 38 inches above the leading edge of the stair treads

    A qualified person should repair, replace or install as necessary and as per standard building practices.

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    2)   Cracks in front walk. Not structural.

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    3)   The deck gate needs a latch installed.


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    4)   Plumbing clean out.

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    Exterior / Foundation / Basement Return to table of contents
    Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: below-grade foundation walls and footings, or those obscured by vegetation or building components; exterior building surfaces or components obscured by vegetation, stored items or debris. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Some amount of cracking is normal in concrete slabs and foundation walls due to shrinkage and drying. Note that the inspector does not determination the adequacy of sump pumps, seismic reinforcement, nor determine if support posts, columns, beams, joists, studs, trusses, etc. are of adequate size, spanning or spacing.
    Condition of wall covering: Appeared serviceable
    Apparent wall structure: Wood frame
    Wall covering: Vinyl
    Condition of foundation and footings: Appeared serviceable
    Foundation type: Unfinished basement
    Foundation material: Brick
    Footing material: Michigan Basement
    Condition of floor substructure: Appeared serviceable
    Pier or support post material: Steel
    Beam material: Solid wood
    Floor structure: Solid wood joists
    Condition of the basement: Appeared serviceable
    5)   Several areas of spalling (brick face coming off) exists on the foundation.

    Areas should be sealed / painted to minimize damage.

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    6)   The basement windows have been sealed with expanding foam.

    Foam should be trimmed for cosmetic purposes.

    Basement windows are low on the ground level. The risk of water entering the windows exists.

    If ground level around the windows can be lowered, it is recommended, sloping ground away from structure.

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    7)   Front porch trim needs to be added.

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    8)   Front porch screen trim has come off and needs to be reinstalled

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    9)   Window metal trim has come loose. Recommend re caulking and securing.

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    10)   The phone line on the exterior needs to be secured to the side of the structure.

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    11)   The front door has a started paint job that should be finished, and the door did not have a lock.

    Recommend adding a lock.

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    12)   The rear basement window is next to the water bibb. If bibb leaks water may enter the window.

    Water bibb should be monitored to be shut off and not leaking.

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    13)   Sump Pump in basement

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    Roof / Attic Return to table of contents
    Limitations: 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; solar roofing components; any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not determination if rafters, trusses, joists, beams, etc. are of adequate size, spanning or spacing. The inspector does not provide an estimate of remaining roof surface life, does not determine that the roof has absolutely no leaks at the time of the inspection, and does not determine that the roof won't leak in the future. Only active leaks and evidence of past leaks observed during the inspection are reported on as part of this inspection. To absolutely determine than no leaks exist, complete access to all roof structure areas must be available during a wide variety of weather conditions, including prolonged heavy rain, high wind from varying directions, heavy accumulations of snow and/or ice, and melting snow and ice.
    Condition of roof structure: Appeared serviceable
    Roof type: Gable, Flat or low slope
    Age of roof surface(s): 10 Years
    Source for building age: Inspector's estimate
    Roof inspection method: Viewed from ground with binoculars, Viewed from windows
    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: One
    Torchdown, built: EPDM (ethylene
    Condition of exposed flashings: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Gutter and downspout installation: None
    Condition of attic: Appeared serviceable
    Attic inspection method: Viewed from hatch(es), Partially traversed
    Roof structure type: Rafters
    Ceiling structure: Ceiling beams
    Ceiling insulation material: Mineral wool loose fill
    Ceiling insulation depth: 10 inches
    Ceiling insulation rating: R25
    Vapor retarder: None
    Roof ventilation: Appears serviceable
    14) Flashings at the base of one or more chimneys were substandard. Leaks may occur as a result.

    Inspector could see light coming through flashing from the attic.

    A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary.

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    15)   The roof next to the rear dormer shows damage to the shingles where walking on the shingles caused surface damage.

    No leaking was found.

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    16)   No gutters were installed.

    Recommend having them installed, and water directed away from the structure.

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    17)   Attic View - Blown In insulation. Bathroom vent through roof.

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    2 1/2 Car Garage Return to table of contents
    Limitations: The inspector does not determine the adequacy of firewall ratings. Requirements for ventilation in garages varies between municipalities.
    Type: Detached 2 1/2 Car
    Condition of detached garage or carport structure: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of garage: Appeared serviceable
    Type of garage: Metal
    Condition of garage vehicle door(s): Appeared serviceable
    Garage vehicle door type: Sectional
    Number of vehicle doors: 1
    Condition of automatic opener(s): Appeared serviceable
    Condition of garage floor: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of garage interior: Appeared serviceable
    Garage ventilation: Exists
    18)   The Car Garage door opened with the hand held opener.

    When inspector tried the lights and to close the door, the power had been shut off.

    Inspector checked the circuit breaker, and it had been tripped. The inspector tried to reset the garage circuit breaker, but it would trip.

    Inspector turned the circuit breaker off. Wrote a note detailing the condition to the home owner, leaving it on the hand unit for the garage door opener in the kitchen. He the manually closed the auto garage door. And shut the yard garage door, not locking it.

    See Electrical Section.

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    19)   The garage roof is beginning to show wear, moss growth. Estimated life is 5 years or less. No current leaks.

    Moss and tree branches should be cleaned off the roof.

    Roof should not be power washed. A Zinc bar or wash can be applied to removed moss.

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    20)   Garage floor drain cover broken.

    Recommend - Replace

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    21)   Minor cracks, heaving and/or settlement were found in one or more sections of slab floors.

    Recommend sealing with a silicone based concrete sealer to keep water out.

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    22)   The driveway has several cracks that should be sealed to prevent water from entering and causing more damage in the freeze / thaw weather cycle.

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    23)   A vinyl siding second on the front of the garage has moved opening a gap that should be closed by repositioning the siding.

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    24)   The garage window needs to be scraped and painted

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    25)   Trees over hanging the garage roof should be monitored and trim if necessary.

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    Electric Return to table of contents
    Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: generator systems, 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, does not determine if this system has an adequate capacity for the client's specific needs, nor determine if this system has any reserve capacity for additions or expansion. The inspector does not operate circuit breakers as part of the inspection, install or change light bulbs, nor determine the operability of every wall switch.
    Electric service condition: Appeared serviceable
    Primary service type: Overhead
    Number of service conductors: 3
    Service voltage (volts): 120
    Service amperage (amps): 100
    Primary service overload protection type: Circuit breakers
    Service entrance conductor material: Copper
    Main disconnect rating (amps): 100
    System ground: Cold water supply pipes
    Condition of main service panel: Appeared serviceable
    Location of main service panel #A: Basement
    Location of main disconnect: Breaker at top of main service panel
    Circuit breakers that were in the "off" position: Garage
    Branch circuit wiring type: Romex
    Condition of branch circuit wiring: Serviceable
    Condition of smoke detectors: Appeared serviceable
    Smoke detectors present: Yes
    Carbon monoxide detectors present: Yes
    Smoke detector power source: Battery
    26)   The Car Garage door opened with the hand held opener.

    When inspector tried the lights and to close the door, the power had been shut off.

    Inspector checked the circuit breaker, and it had been tripped. The inspector tried to reset the garage circuit breaker, but it would trip.

    Inspector turned the circuit breaker off. Wrote a note detailing the condition to the home owner, leaving it on the hand unit for the garage door opener in the kitchen. He then manually closed the auto garage door. And shut the yard garage door, not locking it.

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    27)   Covers on junction boxes need to be installed.

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    28)   A double tap (two wires connected to one circuit breaker) is in the main electric service panel.

    This is a hazard due to the possibility of causing a spark.

    A qualified electrical contractor should evaluate and repair.

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    29)   This property had "knob and tube" wiring, which was commonly installed prior to 1950. It is ungrounded, and considered unsafe by today's standards. Over time, the wire's insulation may become brittle and fall apart or wear thin, resulting in exposed conductors and a risk of shock and/or fire. This wiring is also easily damaged by covering it with insulation (a common practice), and incorrectly tapping new wiring into it.

    The inspector did not find any energized knob and tube wiring during the inspection. However this is no indication that all the knob and tube wiring has been abandoned. It is not within the scope of this inspection to determine what percentage of this property's wiring is of the knob and tube type, or to determine what percentage of the knob and tube wiring is energized vs. abandoned. A qualified electrician should evaluate this wiring and make repairs or replace wiring as necessary.

    Note that some insurance companies may be unwilling to offer homeowner's insurance for properties with knob and tube wiring. Recommend that the client(s) consult with their insurance carrier regarding this.

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    30)   Main electric meter

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    31)   100 amp main service equipment panel

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    Plumbing / Fuel Systems Return to table of contents
    Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: private wells and sewage disposal systems; main, side and lateral sewer lines; gray water systems; pressure boosting systems; incinerating or composting toilets; fire suppression sprinkler 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 determining the existence or condition of underground or above-ground fuel tanks.
    Condition of service and main line: Appeared serviceable
    Location of main water meter: Basement
    Location of main water shut: Basement
    Water service: Public
    Service pipe material: Galvanized steel
    Condition of supply lines: Appeared serviceable
    Supply pipe material: Galvanized steel
    Condition of waste lines: Appeared serviceable
    Waste pipe material: Cast iron
    Condition of fuel system: Appeared serviceable
    Location of main fuel shut: Exterior at Gas Meter
    32)   Main water meter in Basement. Main Gas Meter and shut off on exterior.

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    Water Heater Return to table of contents
    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.
    Condition of water heater: Appeared serviceable
    Type: Tank
    Estimated age: 10-15 Years
    Energy source: Natural gas
    Capacity (in gallons): 40
    Manufacturer: Richmond
    Model: 5B40-7 s/n RMNG0598A09498
    Location of water heater: Basement
    Condition of burners: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of venting system: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of combustion air supply: Appeared serviceable
    33)   No drain line was installed for the temperature-pressure relief valve. 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. A qualified plumber should install a drain line as per standard building practices. For example, extending to 6 inches from the floor, or routed so as to drain outside.

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    34) Significant corrosion was found at the supply pipes or fittings. A qualified plumber should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

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    35)   The estimated useful life for most water heaters is 8 to 12 years. This water heater appears to be near this age and/or its useful lifespan and may need replacing at any time. Recommend budgeting for a replacement in the near future.

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    Heating Return to table of contents
    Limitations: 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 system components, does not determine if heating systems are appropriately sized, or perform any evaluations that require a pilot light to be lit. It is beyond the scope of this inspection to determine if furnace heat exchangers are intact and free of leaks.
    Condition of heating system: Appeared serviceable
    Location of heating system: Basement
    Heating type: Circulating pump
    Fuel type: Natural gas
    Approximate BTUs: 112,500
    Manufacturer: Dunkirk
    Model: XEB-4
    Condition of burners: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of venting system: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of combustion air supply: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of distribution system: Appeared serviceable
    Distribution system: Pipes and radiators
    Condition of controls: Appeared serviceable
    36)   The boiler's pressure relief valve was substandard. This may pose a safety hazard. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary. Missing drain piping

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    37)   The last service date of this system appeared to be more than one year ago, or the inspector was unable to determine the last service date. The client should ask the property owner when it was last serviced. If unable to determine the last service date, or if this system was serviced more than one year ago, a qualified contractor should service this system and make repairs if necessary. This servicing should be performed annually in the future.
    38)   Dunkirk Boiler

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    Kitchen Return to table of contents
    Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: free-standing or portable appliances such as dishwashers, trash compactors, refrigerators, freezers, ice makers; specialty appliances such as hot water dispensers, water filters and trash compactors; 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 such as dishwashers, garbage disposals, trash compactors, ovens, broilers, etc.
    Condition of counters: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of cabinets: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of sinks and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of dishwasher: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of range, cooktop: Appeared serviceable
    Range, cooktop type: Natural gas
    Condition of refrigerator: Appeared serviceable
    39)   Tilt brackets were not installed behind the stove.

    Recommend having them installed.

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    Bathrooms / Laundry / Sinks Return to table of contents
    Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: overflow drains for tubs and sinks; bidets, 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: Main floor 1/2 bath
    Location #B: Second floor 1 Full Bath
    Condition of counters: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of cabinets: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of sinks and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of toilets: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of bathtubs and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of ventilation systems: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of laundry facilities: Appeared serviceable
    Gas supply for laundry equipment present: Yes
    240 volt receptacle for laundry equipment present: No
     
    Interior Rooms / Areas Return to table of contents
    Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: security, intercom and sound systems; communications wiring; central vacuum systems; elevators and stair lifts; sources of obnoxious odors; cosmetic deficiencies 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 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 of odors is not within the scope of this inspection.
    Exterior door material: Wood, Metal
    Condition of exterior entry doors: Appeared serviceable Front Door needs correction
    Condition of interior doors: Appeared serviceable
    Type of windows: Vinyl
    Condition of windows: Appeared serviceable
    Wall type or covering: Plaster
    Condition of walls: Appeared serviceable
    Ceiling type or covering: Plaster
    Condition of ceilings: Appeared serviceable
    Flooring type or covering: Carpet, Wood
    Condition of flooring: Appeared serviceable
    41)   Guardrails in one or more areas were loose. This is a safety hazard. A qualified person should repair or replace as necessary, and as per standard building practices.

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    42)   Rear 2nd floor room has Styrofoam insulation on the walls and ceiling. Paint is peeling and cracking.

    Recommend installing drywall.


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    43)   Some interior doors were sticking. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary.

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    44)   Inspector recommends adding door stops to prevent wall damage.

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    45)   The porch storm door latch is loose and needs to be tightened.

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    46)   Not heat in Bedroom

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    47)   No closet in Bedroom

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