Clear-sighted InspectionsWebsite: http://www.inspecthumboldt.com
Phone: (707) 280-8417
Inspector: Mark Friedrich
||Wednesday, September 20, 2017
This report published on Monday, September 25, 2017 10:16:52 PM PDT
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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|
|Maintain||Recommend ongoing maintenance|
|Evaluate||Recommend evaluation by a specialist|
|Comment||For your information|
- 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. Recommend that a qualified person install, replace or repair extensions as necessary so rainwater drains away from the structure.
Exterior and Grounds
- One or more holes or gaps were found around the home. Critters or insects may enter the structure. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary. For example: By covering the areas with wire screen.
- 2-slot receptacles rather than 3-slot, grounded receptacles were installed in one or more areas as per the building practices of the time that the home was built. Some appliances use the ground to operate. Examples of such appliances include computers and related hardware, refrigerators, freezers, portable air conditioners, clothes washers, aquarium pumps, and electrically operated gardening tools. For more informaton on 2-slot outlets visit:www.inspecthumboldt.com/2prong
- Caulk was missing around the base of the bathtub spout, or there was a gap behind it. Water may enter the wall structure behind the bathtub. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary to eliminate the gap. For example, by installing or replacing caulk if the gap is small enough. For larger gaps, a shorter spout nipple or an escutcheon plate can be installed.
- The clothes dryer was equipped with a vinyl or mylar, accordion-type, flexible exhaust duct. These types of ducts can trap lint and cause the dryer to overheat. Recommend that such ducts be replaced with a rigid or corrugated semi-rigid metal duct, and by a qualified contractor if necessary.
Attic and Roof Structure
- One or more sections of the roof structure appeared to have substandard ventilation, there were too few vents. This can result in high attic and roof surface temperatures, reduce the life of the roof covering materials, and/or increase cooling costs. Standard building practices require one free square foot of ventilation for every 150 square feet of attic space, and that vents be evenly distributed between the lowest points of the roof structure and the highest points to promote air circulation. Recommend adding vents now or at a convenient time such as when new shingles are installed.