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Clear-sighted Inspections

Phone: (707) 280-8417
Inspector: Mark Friedrich

Property Inspection Report

Client(s):  Sample Report
Property address:  Sample
Inspection date:  Monday, June 12, 2017

This report published on Monday, June 12, 2017 3:12:19 PM PDT

Congratulations on buying your new home.

The process can be stressful, A home inspection is supposed to give you peace of mind, but often has the opposite effect. You will be asked to absorb a lot of information in a short time. This often includes a written report, checklist, environmental reports, and what the inspector himself says during the inspection. All this combined with the sellers disclosure and what you notice yourself makes the experience even more overwhelming. What should you do?

Relax. Most of your inspection will be maintenance recommendations, Life expectancy and minor in perfections. These are nice to know about. However, the issues that really matter will fall into four categories:
1. Major defects. An example of this would be significant structural failure.
2. things that may lead to major defects. A small water leak coming from a piece of roof flashing, for example.
3. things that may hinder your ability to finance, legally occupy, or insure the home. Structural damage caused by termite infestation, for example.
4. safety hazards. Such as lack of GFCI– Protection

Anything in these categories should be corrected. Often a serious problem can be corrected inexpensively to protect both life and property (especially in categories 2 and 4).

Most sellers are honest and are often surprised to learn of defects uncovered during the inspection. Realized that sellers are under no obligation to repair everything mention report. No home is perfect.

Keep this in perspective. Don't kill your deal over things that don't matter. It is an inappropriate to demand that a seller address deferred maintenance, conditions already listed on the sellers disclosure, or nit-picky items
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 safety hazard
Repair/ReplaceRecommend repairing or replacing
Repair/MaintainRecommend repair and/or maintenance
Minor DefectCorrection likely involves only a minor expense
MaintainRecommend ongoing maintenance
MonitorRecommend monitoring in the future
CommentFor your information

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Table of Contents
General Information
Doors and Windows

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General Information
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Date of Inspection: 6/12/17
Weather: Overcast
Home Type: Single Family Residence
Buildings Inspected: Main
Age: 2002
Age Source: Listing
Front Faces: South

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Method of Inspection: Traversed
Roof covering material condition: Good to fair
Roof covering material type: Composition Shingle
Flashing condition: Good to fair
Gutter and downspouts condition: Good to fair, Needs Repair (See Below), Need cleaning
Gutter material type: Metal

1) Repair/Maintain - The gutter on the north-side is holding water and will not drain because of a reverse slope of the gutter away from the downspout. Recommend changing the slope or adding another downspout on the other corner to allow it to drain from that side.
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Overall condition of siding and trim: Good to fair
Type of wall covering material: Wood Product
Overall walkways and driveways condition: Good/Fair
Overall stairs, steps, stoops, stairways and ramps condition: Good/Fair
Porches, patios, decks, balconies and carports condition: Good/Fair
Overall eaves, soffits and fascia cndition: Good/Fair

2) Repair/Replace - Trim damage on window casing: window casing has deteriorated and is now an entry point for water. Recommend repairing and replacing as necessary.
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3) Repair/Maintain, Monitor - Recommend caulking open joints as part of a good maintenance routine. This condition could cause unseen damage. If left un-caulked this condition may cause damage.
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4) Repair/Maintain - Trim damage: the front door and front door trim have some deterioration. Possibly from a leak in the gutter directly above causing splashing. The garage person door to the back yard had some deterioration on the jamb and the door. Recommend repairing and replacing as necessary.
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5) - Many windows were missing a cap flashing that keeps water from getting behind the casing. A window installed without a cap flashing relies on a caulk joint that needs to be maintained on a regular basis as part as a good home maintenance routine. Here is a link depicting a "best practice installation" of a window with a cap flashing: [img][img]

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The Main Service Amperage Rating: 100
Main Panel Manufacturer: Cutler-Hammer
Branch circuit wiring type: Copper
Location of main panel: Exterior, West side
Grounded: yes

6) Safety, Repair/Maintain - Several GFCI outlets did not operate when tested for protection in the kitchen.

7) Safety, Minor Defect - GFCI protected outlets were not present: on exterior outlets and/or in the garage I recommend replacing these outlets with GFCI protected outlets. GFCI outlets are inexpensive, easy to install and provide protection against electrical shock.

8) Repair/Maintain - Outlet not working near front door and near backdoor.

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Condition of the heating system: Good to fair
Furnace Location: Garage
Location of thermostat: Hall
Heating Method: Ducted forced air
Energy Source: Natural Gas
Furnace approximate date of manufacture: 2002

9) Maintain - The furnace filter was dirty recommend replacing the furnace filter.

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Overall general condition of the plumbing system: Goof/Fair
Source of Water Supply: Public
Water Heater Fuel Source: Natural Gas
Water Heater Capacity: 40 Gallons
Approximate age of Water Heater: 2001

10) Repair/Maintain - Shower head fixture leaking at connection. Tape is holding the shower head to the shower head holder located in the guest bath.

11) Repair/Maintain - A leaking faucet was observed in the master bathroom bath faucet.

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Overall general condition of the floors: Good
Flooring materials observed: Vinyl, Carpet
Overall general condition of the walls: Good
Wall covering material: Dry Wall
Overall general condition of the ceilings: Good

12) Repair/Maintain - Cracked grout joint at a change in plane from the counter to the wall in the bathroom and kitchen. Cracks are common at plane changes where grout is used because it is not flexible. Recommend using a color matched flexible caulk.
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13) Repair/Maintain - The dishwasher is loose and wobbles. Recommend attaching the dishwasher to the cabinets to prevent damage or leaks.

Doors and Windows
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General overall condition of the interior doors: Good to fair
The garage car door is: Mechanically operated
The overall condition of the windows is: Good to Fair
Type of window construction: Vinyl
Dual pane windows: All

14) Repair/Maintain - The garage person door may be leaking water into the garage. Recommend repairing as necessary.
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15) Comment - Screen damage: there is some slight damage to the window screens throughout.
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General overall condition of the attic: Good
Approximate average depth of the insulation: 12"
Type of insulation observed: Loose fill cellullose, Fiberglass batt roll-out insulation
Attic construction method: Engineered truss system

This report is the property of Clear-sighted Inspections and our client. Clear-sighted inspections is not responsible for misinterpretations by 3rd parties. The report is not transferable. The inspection was performed according to Clear-sighted Inspections Standards of Practice, which is available prior to inspection.