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Environmental Home Solutions,Inc

Website: http://www.envirohomesolutions.com
Email: inspections@envirohomesolutions.com
Inspector's email: Ivanforero@att.net
Phone: (754) 423-6870
FAX: (954) 344-5302
Inspector: Ivan Forero
State Licensed Home Inspector HI425
State Licensed Mold Assessor MRSA1575
InterNACHI ID #05032494

  

Residential Inspection Report

Client(s):  Carol Valantine
Property address:  18990 SW 41st St
Miramar FL 33029-2761
Inspection date:  Friday, March 10, 2017

This report published on Monday, March 13, 2017 8:03:26 PM EDT

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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 risk of injury or death
Concern typeMajor DefectCorrection likely involves a significant expense
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
Concern typeConducive conditionsConditions 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
Exterior
Roof
Garage
Attic
Electric service /Panels " A" & " B)
Water heater
Heating and cooling / Unit #1.
Heating and cooling / Unit #2
Heating and cooling / Unit #3
Plumbing and laundry
Fireplaces, woodstoves and chimneys
Kitchen
Bathrooms
Interior rooms
Sprinkler system
Swimming Pool
Structural Pest Findings
Approximated repairs cost

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General information
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Report number: 4710
Structures inspected: Five bedroom, four bath, garage, pool
Age of building: 15 years (Year built 2002)
Time started: 10:00am
Time finished: 1:00pm
Inspection Fee: $450.00
Payment method: Cash
Present during inspection: Client(s), Realtor(s)
Occupied: No, but furnishings and stored items are present
Weather conditions: Partly cloudy
Temperature: Hot
Ground condition: Damp
Front of structure faces: North
Main entrance faces: North
Foundation type: Slab on grade
The following items are excluded from this inspection: Security system, Low voltage outdoor lighting, Water filtration system, Built-in sound system, Intercom system
Source for building age: Municipal records

1) Microbial growths were found at one or more locations in the attic and/or Master bedroom closet. It is beyond the scope of this inspection to identify what substance or organism this staining is. However such staining is normally caused by excessively moist conditions, which in turn can be caused by plumbing or building envelope leaks and/or substandard ventilation. These conducive conditions should be corrected before making any attempts to remove or correct the staining. Normally affected materials such as drywall are removed, enclosed affected spaces are allowed to dry thoroughly, a mildewcide may be applied, and only then is drywall reinstalled. For evaluation and possible mitigation, consult with a qualified industrial hygienist or mold/moisture mitigation specialist. For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?MOLDCDC
http://www.reporthost.com/?MOLDEPA
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2) Some wall, floor and/or ceiling surfaces were obscured by furniture and/or stored items. Some areas couldn't be evaluated.
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3)   Evaluating for the presence of Mold , Chinese Drywall is beyond the scope of this inspection. Any mention of these materials in this report is made as a courtesy only, and meant to refer the client to a specialist. Consult with specialists as necessary, such as industrial hygienists, professional labs and/or abatement specialists for this type of evaluation.

Exterior
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Footing material: Not visible
Foundation material: Poured in place concrete
Apparent wall structure: Concrete block, / Wood frame: Some second floor walls
Wall covering: Stucco
Driveway material: Porous pavers
Exterior door material: Solid core steel, Sliding glass, Glass panel
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.
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.

4) One or more electric receptacles and/or the boxes they are installed in are loose and/or not securely anchored. For example electrical outlet by sprinkler system pump. Wire conductors may be damaged due to repeated movement and/or tension on wires, or insulation may be damaged. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of shock and fire. A qualified electrician should evaluate and repair as necessary.
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5) Waterproof cover(s) over one or more electric receptacles are damaged or broken. For example front entrance. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of shock and fire. Damaged covers should be replaced where necessary.
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6) Conducive conditions Cracks, deterioration and/or damage were found in one or more areas of the stucco siding. For example East of garage. A qualified contractor should evaluate and make repairs and/or replace stucco siding as necessary.
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7) Conducive conditions Stains were found in one or more areas on West fascia boards. These appear to be due to current roof leaks (dripping water, high moisture content, etc.). A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary. Roof repairs may be necessary, such as to the roof surface and/or flashing. Drip edge flashing may need to be replaced or installed.
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8) Conducive conditions One or more downspouts have no extensions, or have extensions that are ineffective. This can result in water accumulating around the structure's foundation, or in basements and crawl spaces if they exist. Accumulated water is a conducive condition to wood destroying insects and organisms, and may also cause the foundation to settle and possibly fail over time. Repairs should be made as necessary, such as installing or repositioning splash blocks, or installing and/or repairing tie-ins to underground drain lines, so rain water is carried at least several feet away from the structure to soil that slopes down and away from the structure.
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9) Drive way pavers are lifting, uneven , and undermined in one or more areas, where soil has eroded out from beneath. Repairs should be made to prevent further erosion and undermining.
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10) One or more soffit vent screens are missing and/or deteriorated. Birds and vermin may enter the attic because of this. Screens should be replaced or repaired where necessary, or installed where missing.
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11) Rot and corrosion was found in one or more areas of rear East door and door frame. Evaluate and repair / replace as necessary.
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12) One or more large tree roots were very close to the foundation. For example rear of property. Tree roots can cause significant structural damage to foundations. Recommend that a qualified tree service contractor or certified arborist remove trees as necessary to prevent damage to foundations.
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13) Pavers by rear East entrance are loose and lifting. Apparently this is due to tree roots. Recommend having a qualified contractor evaluate and repair as necessary.
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14) Recommend caulking/ sealing around windows and sliding doors. Gaps and cracks were found in various areas around sliding doors.
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15) Conducive conditions One or more minor cracks (1/8 inch or less) were found in one or more walls and around/or below windows . These don't appear to be a structural concern, but recommend sealing them to prevent water infiltration and monitoring them in the future. Numerous products exist to seal such cracks including:
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16) Conducive conditions The exterior finish in some areas is failing. A qualified contractor should prep (pressure wash, scrape, sand, prime caulk, etc.) and repaint or restain areas as needed and as per standard building practices.
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17) Conducive conditions One or more gutters and/or downspouts terminate above roof surfaces rather than being routed to gutters below or to the ground level. This is very common, but it can reduce the life of roof surface materials below due to large amounts of water frequently flowing over the roof surface. As a result, leaks may occur. Recommend considering having a qualified contractor install extensions as necessary so downspouts don't terminate above roof surfaces.
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18)   Front porch pavers are undermined in one or more areas, where soil has eroded out from beneath. Repairs should be made to prevent further erosion and undermining.
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Roof
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Roof inspection method: Traversed
Roof type: Gable, Hipped
Roof covering: Concrete tile
Estimated age of roof: 15 years
Gutter & downspout material: Aluminum
Roof ventilation: Adequate
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 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. Occupants should monitor the condition of roofing materials in the future. For older roofs, recommend that a professional inspect the roof surface, flashings, appurtenances, etc. annually and maintain/repair as might be required. If needed, the roofer should enter attic space(s). 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 perform adequately or are leak-free.

19) Conducive conditions One or more roofing tiles are chipped and/or cracked. A qualified roofing contractor should evaluate and replace tiles as necessary.
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20) Substandard repairs were found in one or more areas of roof covering. For example West valley over master bedroom. Active roof leaks were found in these areas. Please refer to Attic and Interior sections of this report. Recommend having a roofing contractor evaluate and repair as necessary.
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21) Overall condition of roof covering is good. However, roof leaks and cracked tiles should be repair / replace by a roofing contractor.
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Garage
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Limitations: The inspector does not determine the adequacy of firewall ratings. Requirements for ventilation in garages vary between municipalities.

22) One or more wall and/or ceiling surfaces between the attached garage and interior living spaces have gaps, holes, or missing or inadequate surface materials. These surfaces are intended to prevent vehicle fumes from entering living spaces, and to slow the spread of fire from the garage to living spaces. A qualified contractor should evaluate and make repairs as necessary so the attached garage wall and ceiling surfaces that adjoin living spaces are tightly sealed and fire rated as per standard building practices. Typically these surfaces require a one-hour fire rating.
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23) The automatic door closing device (sprung hinges, etc.) on the garage-house door needs adjustment, repair or replacing. The door doesn't close and latch easily and/or completely via the force of the automatic closing device. This door is intended to prevent vehicle fumes from entering living spaces and to slow the spread of fire from the garage to living spaces. A qualified contractor should evaluate and make repairs as necessary.
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24) House door framing is damaged/deteriorated. Evaluate and repair / replace as necessary.
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25) One or more light fixtures appear to be inoperable. Recommend further evaluation by replacing bulb(s) and/or consulting with the property owner(s). Repairs or replacement of the light fixture(s) by a qualified electrician may be necessary.
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26) Stains were found in one or more ceiling areas . However, no elevated levels of moisture were found. The stain(s) may be due to past A/C and/or plumbing leaks. Recommend asking the property owner(s) about this, and monitoring the stained area(s) in the future. If elevated moisture is found in the future, a qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary.
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27) Stains and elevated moisture were found in one or more ceiling areas by garage single door. Apparently this is due to active roof leaks and/or exterior water infiltration. Recommend having a qualified contractor evaluate and repair as necessary.
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28) Garage doors should be serviced by a qualified contractor.
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29) Minor cracks were found in the garage slab. However they don't appear to be a structural concern and no trip hazards were found. No immediate action is recommended, but the client(s) may wish to have repairs made for aesthetic reasons.
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30)   Stains and elevated moisture were found in one or more ceiling areas by air handler unit. Apparently this is due to second floor air handler unit dripping. Recommend having a qualified contractor evaluate and repair as necessary.
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Attic
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Inspection method: Partially traversed
Roof structure type: Trusses
Insulation material: Fiberglass loose fill
Insulation depth: 8 to 12 inches
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.

31) Conducive conditions One or more areas of the roof structure were damaged, wet or, had elevated levels of moisture at the time of the inspection. For example over master bedroom closet. This is due to an active roof leak. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary. Rot was found in one or more areas of roof decking. Replace. Mold testing recommended.
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32) No insulation is installed over the attic access hatch. Recommend installing insulation above hatch for better energy efficiency.

33) Some attic areas were inaccessible due to lack of permanently installed walkways, the possibility of damage to insulation, low height and/or stored items. These areas are excluded from this inspection.
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Electric service /Panels " A" & " B)
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Primary service type: Underground
Primary service overload protection type: Circuit breakers
Service amperage (amps): 200
Service voltage (volts): 120/240
Location of main service switch: Main disconects: West exterior wall / Main service panels: Garage
Service entrance conductor material: Copper
System ground: Ground rod(s) in soil, Cold water supply pipes
Main disconnect rating (amps): 200
Branch circuit wiring type: Non-metallic sheathed
Solid strand aluminum branch circuit wiring present: No
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. 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.

34) One or more arc fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) breakers in the main service panel would not trip when tested. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of shock and fire. A qualified electrician should evaluate and make repairs and/or replace circuit breakers as necessary.
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35) One or more screws are missing from the main service panel cover and should be replaced. Because energized wiring may exist behind the holes with the missing screws, recommend that a qualified, licensed electrician replace these screws, or that care be taken to ensure that the new screws do not come in contact with wiring inside the panel when they are installed. Stock screws from the panel manufacturer should be used, or their equivalent.
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36) Overall condition of electrical system is good.
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Water heater
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Estimated age: 15 years
Energy source: Electricity
Capacity (in gallons): 119.9 Gallons
Manufacturer: Ruud
Model: PE120-2T-2

37) The estimated useful life for most water heaters is 8 to 12 years. This water heater appears to be at this age or older and may need replacing at any time. Recommend budgeting for a replacement in the near future.
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38) Hot water line routed on garage wall is loose and subjected to damage. Recommend having a qualified contractor evaluate and repair as necessary.
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Heating and cooling / Unit #1.
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Estimated age: 15 years
Primary heating system energy source: Electric
Primary heat system type: Forced air
Primary A/C energy source: Electric
Primary Air conditioning type: Split system
Manufacturer: Ruud
Model: UAMB060JAZ
Filter location: Base of air handler
Last service date: Unknown

39) The estimated useful life for most air handler units is 15 to 20 years. This furnace appears to be approaching this age and may need replacing at any time. Recommend budgeting for a replacement in the near future.
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40) The estimated useful life for air conditioning compressors is 8 to 15 years. This unit appears to have exceeded this age and may need replacing at any time. Recommend budgeting for a replacement in the near future.
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41) Ice was found on the air handler's evaporator coils. This is usually caused by a lack of refrigerant in the system due to a leak, or reduced air flow due to dirty filters, bad fan motors, or too many closed vents. This may result in damage to equipment, reduced efficiency and increased energy costs. A qualified heating and cooling contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary.
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42) Insulation for the outside condensing unit's refrigerant lines is damaged, deteriorated and/or missing in one or more areas. This may result in reduced efficiency and increased energy costs. A qualified heating and cooling contractor should replace insulation as necessary.
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43) The last service date of this system appears to be more than one year ago, or the inspector was unable to determine the last service date. The client(s) should ask the property owner(s) 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 heating and cooling contractor should inspect, clean, and service this system, and make repairs if necessary. This servicing should be performed annually in the future.

44) Condensing unit anchoring straps are deteriorated and/or missing. Evaluate and repair as necessary.
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45) Stains and damaged were found in one or more wall areas surrounding air handler unit. Evaluate and repair as necessary.,
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46) Air handler unit is dripping. Recommend having a qualified contractor evaluate and repair as necessary.
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47) Air handler filter(s) are dirty and should be replaced now. They should be checked monthly in the future and replaced as necessary.

Heating and cooling / Unit #2
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Estimated age: 15 years
Primary heat system type: Forced air
Primary A/C energy source: Electric
Primary Air conditioning type: Split system
Manufacturer: Carrier
Model: No Visible / Manufacturer Label Deteriorated
Filter location: Base of air handler
Last service date: Unknown

48) The estimated useful life for most air handler units is 15 to 20 years. This unit appears to be approaching this age and may need replacing at any time. Recommend budgeting for a replacement in the near future.
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49) The estimated useful life for air conditioning compressors is 8 to 15 years. This unit appears to have exceeded this age and may need replacing at any time. Recommend budgeting for a replacement in the near future.
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50) Insulation for the outside condensing unit's refrigerant lines is damaged, deteriorated and/or missing in one or more areas. This may result in reduced efficiency and increased energy costs. A qualified heating and cooling contractor should replace insulation as necessary.
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51) The last service date of this system appears to be more than one year ago, or the inspector was unable to determine the last service date. The client(s) should ask the property owner(s) 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 heating and cooling contractor should inspect, clean, and service this system, and make repairs if necessary. This servicing should be performed annually in the future.

52) Air handler filter(s) are dirty and should be replaced now. They should be checked monthly in the future and replaced as necessary.

Heating and cooling / Unit #3
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Estimated age: 15 years
Primary heating system energy source: Electric
Primary heat system type: Forced air
Primary A/C energy source: Electric
Primary Air conditioning type: Split system
Manufacturer: Carrier
Model: No visible / Manufacturer Label Deteriorated
Filter location: Behind return air grill
Last service date: Unknown

53) The estimated useful life for most air handler units is 15 to 20 years. This unit appears to be approaching this age and may need replacing at any time. Recommend budgeting for a replacement in the near future.
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54) The estimated useful life for air conditioning compressors is 8 to 15 years. This unit appears to have exceeded this age and may need replacing at any time. Recommend budgeting for a replacement in the near future.
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55) Air handler fuse was missing. This heating and cooling system could not be fully evaluated. Recommend replacing missing fuse and have a heating and cooling contractor evaluate , service, and repair as necessary.
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56) Insulation for the outside condensing unit's refrigerant lines is damaged, deteriorated and/or missing in one or more areas. This may result in reduced efficiency and increased energy costs. A qualified heating and cooling contractor should replace insulation as necessary.
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57) The last service date of this system appears to be more than one year ago, or the inspector was unable to determine the last service date. The client(s) should ask the property owner(s) 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 heating and cooling contractor should inspect, clean, and service this system, and make repairs if necessary. This servicing should be performed annually in the future.

58) Stains and elevated moisture was found in one or more areas below and surrounding air handler unit. Evaluate and repair as necessary.
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59) Air handler filter(s) are dirty and should be replaced now. They should be checked monthly in the future and replaced as necessary.

Plumbing and laundry
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Water pressure (psi): Good
Location of main water shut-off valve: West exterior wall
Location of main water meter: West of property
Water service: Public
Service pipe material: Copper
Supply pipe material: Copper
Vent pipe material: Plastic
Drain pipe material: Plastic
Waste pipe material: Plastic
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.

60) Conducive conditions Pin holes and/or corrosion were visible on one or more areas of copper water supply pipes. Leaks may result because of this. For example laundry and bathroom sinks water supply lines. A qualified plumber should evaluate and replace water supply components as necessary.
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61) Conducive conditions No clothes dryer exhaust duct is installed. Clothes dryers produce large amounts of moisture which should not enter structure interiors. Damage to building components may result. A rigid or semi-rigid metal exhaust duct should be installed as per standard building practices, and by a qualified contractor if necessary. For information, visit http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PUBS/5022.html
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62) Wall gaps / holes were found in one or more wall areas around washing machine water supply trap. Evaluate and repair as necessary.
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63) Wall repairs were found in one or more areas behind washer & dryer. Recommend monitoring these areas.
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64) Stains were found in one or more ceiling areas in laundry room. However, no elevated moisture was found. Recommend monitoring these areas.
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65) Washer / dryer in good working condition at the time of inspection. Appliances appear to be near, at, or beyond their intended service life of 10 to 15 years. Recommend budgeting for replacements as necessary.
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66) Recommend replacing washing machine black rubber hoses with stainless-steel braided hoses.
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Fireplaces, woodstoves and chimneys
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67) Overall condition of electric fireplace is good.
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Kitchen
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68) Sink faucet is damaged/deteriorated. Replace.
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69) Refrigerator kick plate is missing/ replace.
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70) The ice maker was inoperable. Components missing. Evaluate and repair as necessary.
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71) Sink is chipped in one or more areas. Evaluate and repair as necessary.
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72) One or more light fixtures appear to be inoperable. Recommend further evaluation by replacing bulb(s) and/or consulting with the property owner(s). Repairs or replacement of the light fixture(s) by a qualified electrician may be necessary.
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73) One or more kitchen appliances appear to be near, at, or beyond their intended service life of 10 to 15 years. Recommend budgeting for replacements as necessary.

74) Water stains and/or damage was found in the shelving or cabinet components below the sink. The client(s) should evaluate and consider having repairs made.
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Bathrooms
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75) Conducive conditions One or more exhaust fans is inoperable or provides inadequate air flow. Moisture may accumulate as a result. A qualified contractor should evaluate and replace the fan or make repairs as necessary.

76) Conducive conditions One or more toilets are loose. For example rear bathroom. A qualified contractor should remove the toilet(s) for further evaluation and repairs if necessary. A new wax ring should be installed and toilet(s) should be securely anchored to the floor to prevent movement and leaking.
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77) The shower diverter valve for one or more bathtub faucets is defective. Bathroom #2. A significant amount of water comes out of the bathtub spout when the shower is turned on. Water will be wasted as a result. A qualified plumber should evaluate and replace components or make repairs as necessary.
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78) One or more bathtub drains are clogged or drain slowly. Drain(s) should be cleared as necessary, and by a qualified plumber if necessary. For example bathroom #3 bathtub.
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79) Toilet sit missing in rear bathroom.
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80) Bidet faucet handle is damaged/deteriorated. Replace.
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81) Conducive conditions Caulk and/or grout is missing and/or deteriorated at one or more bathtubs. For example, where the tub base meets the floor below, where the tub surround meets the tub, and/or around the base of the tub spout. Caulk and/or grout should be replaced where deteriorated and/or applied where missing to prevent water intrusion and damage to wall and floor structures.
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82) Conducive conditions Caulk and/or grout is missing and/or deteriorated at showers. For example, where the shower base meets the floor below and/or around the shower surround. Caulk and/or grout should be replaced where deteriorated and/or applied where missing to prevent water intrusion and damage to wall and floor structures.
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83) Conducive conditions Caulk is missing and/or deteriorated where countertops meet backsplashes in wet areas, such as around sinks. Caulk should be replaced where deteriorated and/or applied where missing to prevent water damage.
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84) Master bathroom shower door need adjustment / repair. Shower door handle is loose.
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85) Master bathroom shower handle needs adjustment / repair.
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86) Overall condition of jetted tub is good.

Interior rooms
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87) Stains, damaged, elevated moisture, and what appears to be mold was found in one or more ceiling areas in master bedroom closet. This is due to active roof leaks. Recommend having a qualified contractor evaluate and repair as necessary.
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88) One or more electric receptacles and/or the boxes they are installed in are loose and/or not securely anchored. For example loft area. Wire conductors may be damaged due to repeated movement and/or tension on wires, or insulation may be damaged. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of shock and fire. A qualified electrician should evaluate and repair as necessary.
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89) Cover plate(s) are missing from one or more electric boxes, such as for receptacles, switches and/or junction boxes. They are intended to contain fire and prevent electric shock from exposed wires. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of fire and shock. Cover plates should be installed where missing.
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90) The doorbell appears to be inoperable. Recommend having a qualified electrician evaluate and repair as necessary.
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91) The sash spring mechanism(s) in one or more windows are broken or loose. For example family room windows A qualified contractor or service technician should evaluate and make repairs as necessary so the window(s) operate as intended (open easily, stay open without support, close easily, etc.).

92) Screen(s) in one or more windows are missing. The client(s) should ask the property owner(s) about this. Screens are often removed for window cleaning and they may be stored somewhere. If not, then recommend installing screens where missing.

93) One or more windows are hard to open/close due to their being damaged and/or deteriorated in some way. Repairs should be made as necessary, and by a qualified contractor if necessary so windows open fully, and open and close easily.

94) Lock mechanisms on one or more windows are damaged so that they are inoperable. Repairs should be made by a qualified contractor or service technician so that windows lock and unlock easily.
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95) Screen(s) in one or more windows are torn or have holes in them. Screens should be replaced where necessary.
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96) One or more doors have no lockset installed or lock sets are damaged/deteriorated. Locksets should be installed where missing.
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97) Carpeting in one or more rooms is stained, damaged and/or significantly deteriorated. Recommend replacing carpeting where necessary.
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98) Stains, rot , and elevated moisture were found in one or more baseboard areas in family room. Apparently this is due to exterior water infiltration. Recommend having a qualified contractor evaluate and repair as necessary.
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99) Wall paper is loose and/or deteriorated in one or more areas. Repair as necessary.
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100) Window sills are cracked /damaged in one or more areas. Replace.
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101) One or more light fixtures is missing. Replace.
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102) Recommend caulking/sealing baseboards.
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103) Front door locking pins are hard to operate. Evaluate and repair as necessary.
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104) A visible condition exists in the Subject Property that may indicate that water infiltration has occurred or is occurring. Although there may be no visible signs of mold growth, this condition is conducive to mold growth that could be present in areas not readily visible. Mold testing recommended

105) One or more light fixtures appear to be inoperable. For example office. Recommend further evaluation by replacing bulb(s) and/or consulting with the property owner(s). Repairs or replacement of the light fixture(s) by a qualified electrician may be necessary.
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106) French doors were not fully evaluated. Door were lock and key was not accessible.
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107) Stains were found in one or more areas of family room crown molding. Recommend monitoring these areas.
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108) Repairs were found in one or more wall areas below family room windows. However , no elevated moisture was found. Recommend monitoring these areas.
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109) Minor cracks were found in ceilings in one or more areas. They do not appear to be a structural concern, but the client(s) may wish to repair these for aesthetic reasons.

110) Minor cracks / holes were found in walls and around windows in one or more areas. They do not appear to be a structural concern, but the client(s) may wish to repair these for aesthetic reasons.
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Sprinkler system
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111) Leaks were found in one or more areas of distribution valve. Recommend having a qualified contractor evaluate and repair as necessary.
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112) Substandard support was found for sprinkler system pump.
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113) Overall condition of sprinkler system is good. There are 3 zones. Well water. Routine maintenance .
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Swimming Pool
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Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: swimming pool bodies; equipment on timers, remote controls or sensors; underground or concealed piping; motorized covers; waterfalls and related equipment; Ozone generators; ultraviolate light systems; filter backflushing mechanisms. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not disassemble filters, remove pool covers, nor determine if swimming pool bodies, filters or skimmers leak, nor determine if swimming pool bodies are level.
Water level: Full
Condition of fences and gates: Appeared serviceable
Condition of body: Appeared serviceable
Body type: Below ground ~
Condition of deck: Appeared serviceable
Condition of coping: Appeared serviceable
Condition of pumps, lines and valves: Appeared serviceable
Types of pumps installed: Circulation
Line material: PVC
Condition of filter and related equipment: Appeared serviceable
Filter air relief valve installed: Yes
Filter pressure gauge installed: Yes
Condition of skimmers: Appeared serviceable
Condition of electrical equipment: Appeared serviceable

114) The decking had undermining, settlement, heaving and/or deterioration in one or more areas. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace sections as necessary.
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115) Leaks or evidence of leaks were found at the filter gasket, O-ring and/or fittings. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary.
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116) The filter pressure gauge was deteriorated. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary.
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117) One or more underwater lights were inoperable. Bulb(s) may be burned out or repairs may be needed. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary.

118) One or more decking drain covers were damaged and/or deteriorated. Covers should be replaced as necessary.
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119) One or more skimmer baskets were missing. Baskets should be replaced as necessary.
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120) Pool handles are cracked in one or more areas. Replace.
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121) Recommend having a pool contractor evaluate, service, and repair pool and equipment.
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122) The pool body was not fully evaluated because the water was cloudy and obscured the bottom. Recommend that a qualified person fully evaluate the spa after it is made accessible and free from obstructions.
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Structural Pest Findings
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Limitations: 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 five 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, reinfest or become active at anytime. No warranty is provided as part of this inspection.
Visible evidence of damage by wood destroying insects: No

Approximated repairs cost
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123)   These costs are not exact and are intended only as a pleliminary guide to repair costs. Actual costs may vary greatly depending on many factors. Inspectors do not perform repairs and we do not normally provide price estimates in our reports. This list will serve you as a guideline and provide a "ball park" estimate for common items. It is always best to get a signed bid by a qualified contractor. ENVIRONMENTAL HOME SOLUTIONS, INC DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE as to the accuracy, correctness, value, sufficiency or completness of the data or resulting project cost estimates.
Environmental Home Solutions, Inc should have no liability for any loss, expense or damage arising out of or in connection with the information contained herein.

124)   Caulking/sealing $280.00
Stucco cracks $1,100.00
Tree root removal $1,500.00 (Obtain estimates)
Driveway pavers $800.00
Roofing $3,200.00
Gutters / Downspouts $380.00
Screens $290.00
Pool service /repairs $600.00
Sprinkler system $180.00
Windows & doors $890.00
Heating and cooling service / repairs $1,050.00 / Replacement $9,000.00
Plumbing $950.00
Electrical $620.00
Dryer duct $75.00
Mold testing $480.00
Walls & ceiling repairs $2,200.00 (Obtain estimates)
Baseboards $320.00
Damaged / insulation due to roof leak $600.00
Flooring / Carpet : Obtain estimates
Mold remediation $6,000.00 to $12, 000.00 (Obtain estimates)

Total approximated repairs cost $35,465.00

This report is a professional opinion based on a visual inspection of the accessible components of the home. This report is not an exhaustive technical evaluation. An evaluation of this nature would cost many times more.

Please understand that there are limitations to this inspection. Many components of the home are not visible during the inspection and very little historical information is provided in advance of the inspection. While we can reduce your risk of purchasing a home, we cannot eliminate it, nor can we assume it. Even the most comprehensive inspection cannot be expected to reveal every condition you may consider significant to ownership. In addition to those improvements recommended in our report, we recommend that you budget for unexpected repairs. On average, we have found that setting aside roughly one percent of the value of the home on an annual basis is sufficient to cover unexpected repairs.

The Standards of Practice prohibits us from making any repairs or referring any contractors. We are not associated with any other party to the transaction of this property, except as may be disclosed to you.

The information provided in this report is solely for your use. Environmental Home Solutions, Inc will not release a copy of this report without your written consent.

Thank you for selecting our company. We appreciate the opportunity to be of service. Should you have any questions about the general condition of the house in the future, we would be happy to answer these. There is no fee for this telephone consulting. Our fees are based on a single visit to the property. If additional visits are required for any reason, additional fees may be assessed.

Sincerely,

Signature

Ivan A. Forero
State Licensed Home Inspector, HI425
State Licensed Mold Assessor, MRSA1575

Environmental Home Solutions, Inc