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Canal Fulton OH 44614-1264

   

Property Inspection Report

Client(s):  Karen Preuit
Property address:  419 Stonewood St.
Canal Fulton, OH, 44614
Inspection date:  Sunday, December 21, 2014

This report published on Friday, January 02, 2015 4:40:50 PM EST

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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 typeMaintainRecommend ongoing maintenance
Concern typeEvaluateRecommend evaluation by a specialist
Concern typeMonitorRecommend monitoring in the future
Concern typeCommentFor your information

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Table of Contents
General Information
Roof
Exterior and Foundation
Grounds
Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition (HVAC)
Fireplaces, Stoves, Chimneys and Flues
Plumbing / Fuel Systems
Water Heater
Electric
Kitchen
Bathrooms, Laundry and Sinks
Basement
Interior, Doors and Windows
Garage or Carport
Attic and Roof Structure


General Information
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Report number: 1002
Time started: 10:00am
Time finished: 1:00pm
Present during inspection: Property owner
Client present for discussion at end of inspection: Yes
Weather conditions during inspection: Dry (no rain)
Temperature during inspection: Cold, 30 degrees
Inspection fee: $350
Payment method: Check
Type of building: Single family, Single family home
Buildings inspected: One house
Number of residential units inspected: 1
Age of main building: 38
Source for main building age: Property owner
Front of building faces: Northwest
Main entrance faces: Northwest
Occupied: Yes
1) Areas and items at this property were obscured by furniture and various personal affects. 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.
Roof
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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; 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 with binoculars
Condition of roof surface material: Near, at or beyond service life
Roof surface material: Asphalt shingles
Roof type: Gable
Apparent number of layers of roof surface material: One
Condition of exposed flashings: Appeared serviceable
Condition of gutters, downspouts and extensions: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below), Gutter cover missing
2) The roof surface appeared to be near the end of its service life and will likely need replacing in the near future even if repairs are made now. Shingles rolling over at the eves and worn from weather. Recommend contacting a reputable contractor.
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Photo 2-1
Roof shingles near end of lifespan

3) Gutter cover missing.
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Photo 3-1
Gutter cover missing

Exterior and Foundation
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Limitations: 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
Condition of wall exterior covering: Appeared serviceable
Apparent wall structure: Wood frame
Wall covering: Vinyl
Condition of foundation and footings: Appeared serviceable
Apparent foundation type: Finished basement
Foundation/stem wall material: Concrete block
Footing material (under foundation stem wall): Poured in place concrete
Grounds
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Limitations: 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 slope
Condition of driveway: Appeared serviceable
Driveway material: Poured in place concrete
Condition of sidewalks and/or patios: Appeared serviceable
Sidewalk material: Poured in place concrete
Condition of deck, patio and/or porch covers: Appeared serviceable, Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Deck, patio, porch cover material and type: Open
Condition of decks, porches and/or balconies: Appeared serviceable, Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Deck, porch and/or balcony material: Concrete
Condition of stairs, handrails and guardrails: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
4) Any exterior/interior stairway containing more than two steps should have a handrail/guardrail to prevent fall hazards. The front porch is missing a handrail/guardrail. Recommend contacting a reputable contractor. (SAFETY)
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Photo 4-1
No handrails at front porch

5) Exterior switch sealed with tape. This is a safety hazard. Water entering this junction box switch could result in electrical/fire damage to the home or electrical shock. Recommend contacting a reputable licensed electrical contractor. (SAFETY)
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Photo 5-1
Outside power switch

6) The masonry brick veneer was cracked on front porch. 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 caulking or repointing.
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Photo 6-1
Cracks in brick on front porch

7) Significant amounts of standing water or evidence of past accumulated water were found at one or more locations in the yard or landscaped areas, and no drain was visible. If evidence of past water was found (e.g. silt accumulation or staining), monitor these areas in the future during periods of heavy rain. If standing water exists, recommend that a reputable contractor repair as necessary. For example, installing one or more drains, or grading soil.
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Photo 7-1
Ground holding water

Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition (HVAC)
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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 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): Forced air, 2003 Lennox
General heating distribution type(s): Ducts and registers
Last service date of primary heat source: October 2014
Source for last service date of primary heat source: Property owner
Condition of forced air heating/(cooling) system: Appeared serviceable
Forced air heating system fuel type: Natural gas
Location of forced air furnace: Laundry room
Condition of furnace filters: Appeared serviceable
Location for forced air filter(s): At base of air handler
Condition of forced air ducts and registers: Appeared serviceable
Condition of venting system: Appeared serviceable
Condition of cooling system and/or heat pump: Appeared serviceable
Cooling system and/or heat pump fuel type: Electric
Location: Outside
Type: Split system
Condition of controls: Appeared serviceable
Condition of cooling system and/or heat pump: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below), 2004 Air to Air
8) One or more air supply registers were loose or installed in a substandard way.
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Photo 8-1
Register separated from the wall

9) A/C filter is dirty/fungus present. Recommend contacting a reputable licensed HVAC contractor.
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Photo 9-1
A/C filter dirty

10) The air conditioner condensing unit was not fully evaluated because inspecting in temperatures under 65 degrees risks damaging the unit. Recommend that a full evaluation be made by a reputable licensed HVAC contractor when weather conditions are appropriate for inspection and operation. Note that the inspector does not operate or replace overcurrent protection devices, or operate any controls other than normal controls (thermostat).
Fireplaces, Stoves, Chimneys and Flues
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Limitations: 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 serviceable
Condition of gas-fired fireplaces or stoves: Appeared serviceable
Gas fireplace or stove type: Converted wood-burning fireplace
Condition of chimneys and flues: Appeared serviceable
Wood-burning chimney type: Masonry
Gas-fired flue type: Direct vent
Gas fireplace or stove type: Metal pre-fab fireplace
11) Cracks in mortar on chimney. Recommend caulking or repointing.
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Photo 11-1
Cracks in mortar on chimney

Plumbing / Fuel Systems
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Limitations: 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 serviceable
Water service: Public
Location of main water shut-off: Basement, Laundry room
Condition of supply lines: Appeared serviceable
Supply pipe material: Copper
Condition of drain pipes: Appeared serviceable
Drain pipe material: Plastic
Condition of waste lines: Appeared serviceable
Waste pipe material: Plastic
Vent pipe condition: Appeared serviceable
Vent pipe material: Cast iron
Type of irrigation system supply source: Public
Condition of fuel system: Appeared serviceable
Visible fuel storage systems: None visible
Location of main fuel shut-off valve: At gas meter
Waste service line material: Undisclosed/enclosed, Not inspected
Water Heater
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Limitations: 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.
Manufacturer: Rheem
Condition of water heater: Appeared serviceable
Type: Tank, Integral with heating system, with storage tank
Energy source: Natural gas
Capacity (in gallons): 40
DWH Age: 15
Location of water heater: Basement
Hot water temperature tested: No
Condition of burners: Appeared serviceable
Condition of venting system: Appeared serviceable
Electric
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Limitations: 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 reputable licensed electrical contractor 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 reputable licensed electrical contractor.
Service panel manufacturer: Eaton
Electric service condition: Appeared serviceable
Primary service type: Underground
Number of service conductors: 3
Service voltage (volts): 120-240
Estimated service amperage: 100
Primary service overload protection type: Circuit breakers, Cutler Hammer
Main disconnect rating (amps): 100
System ground: Copper
Condition of main service panel: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Location of main service panel #A: Basement
Location of main disconnect: Breaker at bottom of main service panel
Condition of branch circuit wiring: Serviceable
Branch circuit wiring type: Non-metallic sheathed
Solid strand aluminum branch circuit wiring present: Yes
Ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection present: Yes
Arc fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) protection present: Yes
Smoke alarms installed: Yes
Carbon monoxide alarms installed: Yes
12) Capped wires found in service panel. This could lead to arc/fire creating a safety hazard. Recommend contacting a reputable licensed electrical contractor. (SAFETY)
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Photo 12-1
Capped wires in service panel

Kitchen
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Limitations: 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 serviceable
Condition of cabinets: Appeared serviceable
Condition of sinks and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
Condition of under-sink food disposal: Appeared serviceable
Condition of dishwasher: Appeared serviceable
Condition of range, cooktop or oven: Appeared serviceable
Range, cooktop or oven type: Electric
Type of ventilation: Built into microwave over range or cooktop
Condition of refrigerator: Appeared serviceable
Condition of built-in microwave oven: Appeared serviceable
Bathrooms, Laundry and Sinks
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Limitations: 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, second floor
Location #B: 3/4 bath, basement
Condition of counters: Appeared serviceable
Condition of cabinets: Appeared serviceable
Condition of flooring: Appeared serviceable
Condition of sinks and related plumbing: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Condition of toilets: Appeared serviceable
Condition of bathtubs and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
Condition of shower(s) and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable, Not determined (see comments below)
Condition of ventilation systems: Appeared serviceable
Bathroom and laundry ventilation type: Central exhaust fan, with individual ducts
Gas supply for laundry equipment present: Yes
240 volt receptacle for laundry equipment present: No
13) No GFCI outlet in basement bathroom (Photo 13-1) and laundry room (Photo 13-2). Recommend reputable licensed electrical contractor. (SAFTEY)
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Photo 13-1
No GFCI in basement bathroom
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Photo 13-2
No GFCI in laundry room

14) Water control handle/knob broken with sharp edges in laundry room. (SAFETY)
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Photo 14-1
Sharp broken handle

15) Basement bathroom sink leaking. Recommend contacting a reputable licensed plumbing contractor.
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Photo 15-1
Basement bathroom sink has leak

16) Closet door in basement wouldn't open/close properly.
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Photo 16-1
Basement bathroom closet door

17)   Basement bathroom shower not inspected due to stored items.
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Photo 17-1
Miscellaneous items in basement bathroom shower

Basement
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Limitations: 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 exterior entry doors: Appeared serviceable
Exterior door material: Wood, Sliding glass
Condition of floor substructure above: Appeared serviceable, Finished basement
Pier or support post material: Bearing wall
Beam material: Not determined (inaccessible or obscured)
Condition of insulation underneath floor above: Appeared serviceable
Insulation material underneath floor above: Not determined (inaccessible or obscured)
18) Handrails at one flight of stairs were missing. This is a potential fall hazard. Handrails should be installed at stairs with four or more risers or where stairs are greater than 30 inches high. Recommend that a reputable contractor install handrails where missing and per standard building practices.
(SAFETY)
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Photo 18-1
No handrails at basement steps

Interior, Doors and Windows
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Limitations: 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 serviceable
Exterior door material: Metal
Condition of interior doors: Appeared serviceable
Condition of windows and skylights: Appeared serviceable
Type(s) of windows: Vinyl, Double-hung
Condition of walls and ceilings: Appeared serviceable
Wall type or covering: Drywall
Condition of flooring: Appeared serviceable
Flooring type or covering: Carpet, Vinyl, linoleum or marmoleum
Garage or Carport
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Limitations: The inspector does not determine the adequacy of firewall ratings. Requirements for ventilation in garages vary between municipalities.
Type: Attached, Garage
Condition of door between garage and house: Appeared serviceable
Type of door between garage and house: Solid core, Wood
Condition of garage vehicle door(s): Appeared serviceable
Type of garage vehicle door: Roll
Number of vehicle doors: 1
Condition of automatic opener(s): Appeared serviceable
Mechanical auto-reverse operable (reverses when meeting reasonable resistance during closing): No
Condition of garage floor: Appeared serviceable
Condition of garage interior: Appeared serviceable
Garage ventilation: None
Type of door between garage and house: Wood
19) No photoelectric sensors were installed for one or more garage vehicle doors' automatic opener. These have been required on all automatic door openers since 1993 and improve safety by triggering the door's auto-reverse feature without need for the door to come in contact with the object, person or animal that is preventing the door from closing. Recommend that a reputable contractor install photoelectric sensors where missing for improved safety. For more information on garage door safety issues, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?GDPES

(SAFETY)
20) The door between the garage and the house did not appear to be fire resistant, or the inspector was unable to verify that it was via a label. This is a potential safety hazard. House to garage doors, to prevent fire and fumes from spreading from the garage into interior living space, should be constructed of fire-resistant materials. Doors, generally considered to be suitable for the purpose, are solid core wood, steel, honeycomb steel or a door that has been factory labeled as fire rated. Recommend contacting a reputable contractor. (SAFETY)
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Photo 20-1
Wood door entrance to house from garage not fire resistant

21) Rear garage door doesn't contain safety glass or dead bolt lock. This is a potential safety/security hazard. Recommend contacting a reputable contractor. (SAFETY)
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Photo 21-1
Rear door in garage without safety glass and dead bolt lock

22) No GFCI outlet in garage. Recommend contacting a reputable licensed electrical contractor.
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Photo 22-1
No GFCI in garage

23) Settlement cracks in the garage.
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Photo 23-1
Settlement cracks in the garage

24) Cracks in the garage floor.
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Photo 24-1
Cracks in garage floor

Attic and Roof Structure
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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. 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)
Condition of roof structure: Appeared serviceable
Ceiling structure: Not determined (inaccessible or obscured)
Condition of insulation in attic (ceiling, skylight chase, etc.): Appeared serviceable
Approximate attic insulation R value (may vary in areas): Not determined (inaccessible or obscured)
Vapor retarder: None visible
Condition of roof ventilation: Appeared serviceable
Roof structure type: Trusses
Ceiling insulation material: Cellulose loose fill
Vapor retarder: Not determined (inaccessible or obscured)
Roof ventilation type: Gable end vents, Enclosed soffit vents
25) One or more soffit vents were blocked by insulation. This can reduce air flow through the roof structure or attic and result in reduced service life for the roof surface materials because of high temperatures. Moisture from condensation is also likely to accumulate in the roof structure and/or attic and can be a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend contacting a reputable contractor. For example, by moving or removing insulation and installing cardboard baffles.
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Photo 25-1
Attic insulation blown over soffits without baffle

Built in 1976. As of todays inspection, structurally the home is sound with no major or minor structural issues. There are however normal settling cracks throughout the years. The home generally, from the home, HVAC, plumbing, and electrical are in good shape except for the where noted in this report. The roof has several issues and should be viewed by a reputable contractor. There are numerous safety issues that need addressed as well as maintenance issues. This inspector is concerned also with the insulation blown over the soffits with no baffles in the attic.

This home has a lot of new upgrades including a newly remodeled kitchen, master bathroom, basement, front porch, and driveway. Along with this there are many new appliances. This home has been well maintained overall.

Sincerely,

Master Key Home Inspections

Dave Robinson/Certified Inspector