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Email: kevin@fpipro.com
Phone: (239) 671-1109
Inspector: Kevin Noack
HI9868

 

Property Inspection Report

Client(s):  Dan DiLisio
Property address:  330 29th Street SW
Naples, FL 34117
239-571-4500
Inspection date:  Thursday, March 16, 2017

This report published on Sunday, March 19, 2017 10:00:10 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 safety hazard
Concern typeRepair/ReplaceRecommend repairing or replacing
Concern typeRepair/MaintainRecommend repair and/or maintenance
Concern typeMaintainRecommend ongoing maintenance
Concern typeEvaluateRecommend evaluation by a specialist
Concern typeMonitorRecommend monitoring in the future
Concern typeServiceableItem or component is in servicable condition
Concern typeCommentFor your information

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Table of Contents
Exterior and Foundation
Grounds
Roof
Attic and Roof Structure
Garage or Carport
Electric
Plumbing / Fuel Systems
Water Heater
Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition (HVAC)
Kitchen
Bathrooms, Laundry and Sinks
Interior, Doors and Windows
Wood Destroying Organism Findings
Pools - general visual inspection
General Information

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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, Exterior walls are of reinforced masonry, no visible cracks or anomalies.
Apparent wall structure: Concrete block
Wall covering: Stucco
Apparent foundation type: Concrete slab on grade
Foundation/stem wall material: Concrete slab on grade

1) One or more isolated footings or sections of footings or foundations were undermined. Soil has either eroded out from underneath or has been excavated too close to these areas. Standard building practices typically require undisturbed soil to extend at least a foot horizontally out from the edge of footings and then slope down no more steeply than 45 degrees. Otherwise soil can collapse from beneath the footing(s). Recommend that a qualified contractor or engineer evaluate and determine what repairs if any should be made. If repairs are needed, a qualified contractor should make them.

** MINOR ERODING UNDERNEATH POURED CONCRETE SLAB UNDER WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM- NOT A CONCERN BUT BE AWARE IF CONTINUES

2)   House Elevations
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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: There is a minor slope/grade, a minor positive grade away from the foundation is always preferred.
Condition of driveway: Appeared serviceable, There are some small "normal" settling cracks on driveway going into garage floor.
Driveway material: Asphalt & poured in place concrete. First 20' from garage is poured concrete then from that point out to main road is asphalt.
Condition of deck, patio and/or porch covers: Appeared serviceable, Pool deck is in very good condition.
Deck, patio, porch cover material and type: Open- pool cage.
Condition of decks, porches and/or balconies: Appeared serviceable, Pool deck.
Deck, porch and/or balcony material: Concrete

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. 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.
Roof inspection method: Partially traversed, Viewed from eaves on ladder
Condition of roof surface material: Appeared serviceable, This roof is the original 2004 dimensional asphalt shingle HIP style roof. Dimensional asphalt shingles have a normal service life of +/-30 years... this 2004 roof is 13 years old.
Roof surface material: Asphalt or fiberglass composition shingles
Roof type: Hipped
Apparent number of layers of roof surface material: One
Condition of exposed flashings: Appeared serviceable
Condition of gutters, downspouts and extensions: Appeared serviceable, Gutters had areas of significant pine needles in gutter & downspouts

3) One or more gutters and/or downspouts were clogged. Rainwater can come in contact with the building exterior or accumulate around the building foundation as a result. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary.

The gutters & at least one (south side of house) are clogged with pine needles closing off the downspout. It does not appear that any water has "wicked" up onto the roof materials.

4) Significant amounts of debris have accumulated in one or more gutters or downspouts. Gutters can overflow and cause water to come in contact with the building exterior, or water can accumulate around the foundation. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend cleaning gutters and downspouts now and as necessary in the future.
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5) This roof is the original 2004 dimensional asphalt shingle HIP style roof. This roof is 13 years old. Dimensional asphalt shingles have a +/- 30 year mfg warranty... in Florida, insurance companies ask for closer monitoring of roof covering at 20 year mark.

There is evidence of normal wear & tear consistent with a 13 year old roof covering.
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6)   Various views of the roof covering
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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: Partially traversed, Attic was properly ventilated, roof deck in excellent condition. Deck & shingle nailing patterns consistent with established practices consistent with a 2004 install.
Condition of roof structure: Appeared serviceable
Roof structure type: Trusses
Ceiling structure: Trusses
Condition of insulation in attic (ceiling, skylight chase, etc.): Appeared serviceable
Ceiling insulation material: Fiberglass roll or batt
Approximate attic insulation R value (may vary in areas): R-11, measured insulation at 3.5-4" **R-30 or greater is generally recommended in SW Florida.
Condition of roof ventilation: Appeared serviceable
Roof ventilation type: Ridge vent(s)

7) The ceiling insulation installed in the attic was substandard and appeared to have an R rating that's significantly less than current standards (R-38). Heating and cooling costs will likely be higher due to poor energy efficiency. Recommend that a qualified contractor install insulation for better energy efficiency and per standard building practices.

** 3.5-4" of fiberglass attic insulation is not up to current recommended standards. Inspector recommends monitoring (especially in hot summer months) and make an accessment if further insulation benefit will outway or balance cost of upgrade.
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8) Various views of attic condition
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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
Condition of door between garage and house: Appeared serviceable
Type of door between garage and house: Metal
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): Yes
Condition of garage floor: Appeared serviceable
Condition of garage interior: Appeared serviceable
Garage ventilation: None

9) The pull-down attic stairs installed in the attached garage ceiling had no visible fire-resistance rating. Current standard building practices call for wooden-framed ceilings that divide the house and garage to have a fire-resistance rating. Installing pull-down attic stairs intended for interior spaces compromises the ceiling's fire resistance. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary to restore the ceiling's fire resistance. For example, by modifying, replacing or removing the stairs. Note that commercially made, fire resistance-rated stairs are available. For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?FIREATTSTR

10) One or more automatic door openers were . Recommend that a qualified contractor evaluate and repair or replace opener(s) as necessary.

**Automatic (remote) openers were not available for testing.

11) Minor-normal settling cracks on driveway into garage floor. Only concern if active (extending & becomes wider than 1/4").
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12)   There is a "hole" where air handler lines penetrate the ceiling into the attic space. Recommend resealing so gaps do not exist.
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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 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.
Electric service condition: Appeared serviceable
Primary service type: Underground
Number of service conductors: 2
Service voltage (volts): 120
Estimated service amperage: 200
Primary service overload protection type: Circuit breakers
Service entrance conductor material: Stranded copper
Main disconnect rating (amps): 200
System ground: Not determined, not readily apparent, Usually homes in this area have buried service ground electrodes.
Condition of main service panel: Appeared serviceable- Siemens 200amp main load center
Location of main service panel #A: Garage
Location of main disconnect: Breaker at top of main service panel
Condition of branch circuit wiring: Serviceable
Branch circuit wiring type: copper
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:
Carbon monoxide alarms installed: Yes, but not tested
Smoke alarms installed:

13) Based on the age of this structure and the appearance of existing smoke alarms, the alarms may have been installed more than 10 years ago. According to National Fire Protection Association, aging smoke alarms don't operate as efficiently and often are the source for nuisance alarms. Older smoke alarms are estimated to have a 30% probability of failure within the first 10 years. Newer smoke alarms do better, but should be replaced after 10 years. Unless you know that the smoke alarms are new, replacing them when moving into a new residence is also recommended by NFPA. For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?SMKALRMLS

14) One or more electric receptacles appeared to have no power. Recommend asking the property owner about this. Switches may need to be operated or GFCI/AFCI protection may need to be reset to make some receptacles energized. If necessary, recommend that a qualified electrician evaluate and repair.

Family room has a branch circuit that has a plug in outlet "multiplier/circuit interupter device (surge protector) that is not live (no power at time of inspection). Located to the left of "fireplace unit".
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15)   Various views of service panel
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16)   General photos of items associated with electrical system:
Heat/smoke detectors
CO2 detectors (not tested)
Home security alarm system (not tested- requires monitoring company password)
Electric heat "fireplace"
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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: Private well
Location of main water shut-off: Building exterior
Condition of supply lines: Appeared serviceable
Supply pipe material: CPVC plastic
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: Plastic
Sump pump installed: No
Type of irrigation system supply source: Private well

17) Based on visible equipment or information provided to the inspector, this property appeared to have a yard irrigation (sprinkler) system. These are specialty systems and are excluded from this inspection. Comments in this report related to this system are made as a courtesy only and are not meant to be a substitute for a full evaluation by a qualified specialist. When this system is operated, recommend verifying that water is not directed at building exteriors, or directed so water accumulates around building foundations. Sprinkler heads may need to be adjusted, replaced or disabled. Consider having a qualified plumber verify that a backflow prevention device is installed per standard building practices to prevent cross-contamination of potable water. Recommend that a qualified specialist evaluate the irrigation system for other defects (e.g. leaks, damaged or malfunctioning sprinkler heads) and repair if necessary.

**NEWER IRRIGATION CONTROLLER. THOUGH NOT PART OF THE SOP OF A HOME INSPECTION, INSPECTOR NEVER THE LESS RAN THE SYSTEM FOR OBVIOUS DEFECTS. THIS SYSTEM APPEARED TO HAVE 4 OF 9 ZONES THAT WERE NOT OPERTIONAL. ALSO FOUND ONE LINE DISCONNECTED FROM SYSTEM (ZONE 6) WHERE LINE "SHOT" WATER OUT WHEN ZONE ACTIVATED (SOUTH SIDE OF HOUSE AT PINE TREE "ISLAND"). THIS LINE WAS ABOVE GROUND & VISIBLE. THE ROTARY HEAD NEAR CUT LINE WAS NOT CONNECTED CORRECTLY & WAS LEAKING.
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18) Based on visible components or information provided to the inspector, this property appeared to have a private sewage disposal (septic) system. These are specialty systems and are excluded from this inspection. Comments in this report related to this system are made as a courtesy only and are not meant to be a substitute for a full evaluation by a qualified specialist. Generally, septic tanks should be pumped and inspected every 3 years. Depending on the type of system and municipal regulations, inspection and maintenance may be required more frequently, often annually. Recommend the following:
  • Consult with the property owner about this system's maintenance and repair history
  • Review any documentation available for this system
  • Review inspection and maintenance requirements for this system
  • That a qualified specialist evaluate, perform maintenance and make repairs if necessary
For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?SEPTIC
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19) Based on visible equipment or information provided to the inspector, the water supply to this property appeared to be from a private well. Private well water supplies are specialty systems and are excluded from this inspection. Comments in this report related to this system are made as a courtesy only and are not meant to be a substitute for a full evaluation by a qualified specialist. The inspector does not test private well water for contamination or pollutants, determine if the supply and/or flow are adequate, or provide an estimate for remaining life of well pumps, pressure tanks or equipment. Only visible and accessible components are evaluated. Recommend the following:
  • That a qualified well contractor fully evaluate the well, including a pump/flow test
  • That the well water be tested per the client's concerns (coliforms, pH, contaminants, etc.)
  • Research the well's history (how/when constructed, how/when maintained or repaired, past performance, past health issues)
  • Document the current well capacity and water quality for future reference
For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?WELL
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20) A water softener system was installed on the premises. These are specialty systems and are excluded from this inspection. Comments in this report related to this system are made as a courtesy only and are not meant to be a substitute for a full evaluation by a qualified specialist. Water softeners typically work by removing unwanted minerals (e.g. calcium, magnesium) from the water supply. They prevent build-up of scale inside water supply pipes, improve lathering while washing, and prevent spots on dishes. Recommend consulting with the property owner about this system to determine its condition, required maintenance, age, expected remaining life, etc. For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?WTRSFT
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21) A water filtration system was installed on the premises. These are specialty systems and are excluded from this inspection. Comments in this report related to this system are made as a courtesy only and are not meant to be a substitute for a full evaluation by a qualified specialist. Filter cartridges typically need replacing periodically. Cleaning and other maintenance may also be needed. Recommend consulting with the property owner about this system to determine its condition, required maintenance, age, expected remaining life, etc. For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?WTRFLTR

22)   Master Bathroom jacuzzi- tested pumps/jets function as designed.
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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.
Condition of water heater: Appeared serviceable, NEW 9/2/2016
Type: Tank
Energy source: Electricity
Estimated age: 9/2/2016 (6 MOS)
Capacity (in gallons): 50
Temperature-pressure relief valve installed: Yes
Location of water heater: Garage
Hot water temperature tested: Yes
Water temperature (degrees Fahrenheit): 98 DEGREES

23) The hot water temperature was significantly lower than the standard temperature range of 110-120 degrees Fahrenheit. The thermostat should be adjusted to a higher setting. If the water temperature doesn't reach 120 degrees, then recommend that a qualified plumber evaluate and repair or replace the water heater as necessary.
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24) Garage mount water heating system.
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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
General heating distribution type(s): Ducts and registers
Condition of forced air heating/(cooling) system: Appeared serviceable
Forced air heating system fuel type: Electric
Estimated age of forced air furnace: 2011 (6 YEARS)
Location of forced air furnace: Garage
Condition of forced air ducts and registers: Appeared serviceable
Condition of cooling system and/or heat pump: Appeared serviceable
Cooling system and/or heat pump fuel type: Electric
Location of heat pump or air conditioning unit: Building exterior, south
Type: Split system
Condition of controls: Appeared serviceable

25) Photos of HVAC system.
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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, Laminate
Condition of cabinets: Appeared serviceable, appears to be original white melamine over wood cabinets.
Condition of sinks and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
Condition of under-sink food disposal: Appeared serviceable, Appeared to be original Badger 1/3hp
Condition of dishwasher: Appeared serviceable, appeared to be original 2005 GE
Condition of range, cooktop or oven: Appeared serviceable, appears to be original 2005 GE
Range, cooktop or oven type: Electric
Type of ventilation: Hood or built into microwave over range or cooktop
Condition of refrigerator: Appeared serviceable, Newer 2010 LG
Condition of built-in microwave oven: Appeared serviceable, appeared to be original 2005 GE

26)   General Kitchen photos of various appliances for reference purposes.
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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, south
Location #B: Master bath
Condition of counters: Appeared serviceable
Condition of cabinets: Appeared serviceable
Condition of flooring: Appeared serviceable, Tile
Condition of sinks and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
Condition of toilets: Appeared serviceable
Condition of bathtubs and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
Bathroom and laundry ventilation type: Windows, Spot exhaust fans
Gas supply for laundry equipment present: No
240 volt receptacle for laundry equipment present: Yes

27) The clothes dryer exhaust duct terminated through the attic, roof to the outside. Clothes dryers produce large amounts of moisture which should not enter structure interiors. Moisture may accumulate and result in mold, bacteria or fungal growth. Recommend that a qualified person install, repair or replace the duct as necessary so it terminates outdoors, and per standard building practices. For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?DRYER

This dryer vents up through attic/roof to outside air....however, the vent screen is clogged with lint- once fully clogged (allowing no air to pass through) the dryer will cease to function.
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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, Metal clad exterior doors
Type(s) of windows: Metal, Single-pane, Single-hung
Condition of walls and ceilings: Appeared serviceable
Wall type or covering: Drywall
Ceiling type or covering: Drywall
Condition of flooring: Appeared serviceable
Condition of concrete slab floor(s): Appeared serviceable
Flooring type or covering: Carpet, Tile

28)   The sliding glass door in the "breakfast Nook" area to the pool- right sash was hard to slide- suggest adjustment of the wheel for smoother operation.

In the Living room, there is a slider... the left side lock handle is missing (to allow window treatment) & the lock would not disengage so inspector was unable to slide open this side of the slider.

Wood Destroying Organism 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 5 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, re-infest or become active at any time. No warranty is provided as part of this inspection.
Visible evidence of active wood-destroying insects: Yes, Appeared to be carpenter ants which normally not considered to destroy/eat wood BUT there was a pile of sawdust in their attic nest.
Visible evidence of active wood decay fungi: No
Visible evidence of past wood-destroying insects: No
Visible evidence of past wood decay fungi: No
Visible evidence of damage by wood-destroying insects: Yes, Attic- near access under spare roof shingles
Visible evidence of damage by wood decay fungi: No
Visible evidence of conditions conducive to wood-destroying organisms: Yes
Location #A: To the left of main attic access stairs (garage) located under spare roof shingles

29) Evidence of active infestation of carpenter ants was found at location(s) #A in the form of live insects with visible wood damage. Recommend the following:
  • Correct any conducive conditions for wood-destroying organisms mentioned in this report.
  • Consult with the property owner about any history of infestation.
  • Have a state-licensed pest control operator evaluate further and treat as necessary.
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Pools - general visual inspection
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30)   Detailed pool inspections are not of a standard home inspection (SOP- standard operating procedures). Since pools are so prevalent in the SW Florida region; a general overview with recommendations (if needed) is provided.

Attached are general photos of the pool area. Noted will be concerns that pool egress is available in both deep & shallow ends of the pool. Any protrusions into the pool will be noted. Any obstructions that would prevent full view of the pool from the home will be noted. Fence, screen or other features restricting pool access by unauthorized persons including door latch height will be noted. Negative pool wall/surface condition will be noted. Negative pool deck concerns will be noted. If screen cage- any negative concerns will be noted.

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31)   Pool screen cage has at least 2 areas where there is screen damage.
* One is rear right lower panel no longer connected at the ground level.
* Second area is located on the panel immediately over the north screen door
(wear holes).
* Screen door latches are at least at or above the required 54" height.
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32)   Various photos of the pool pump/filter system (not part of a home inspection but appeared to be functioning correctly at time of inspection).
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33)   Pool screen cage deck level frame is missing one of the anchor bolts- be aware & monitor for further wear & tear.
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General Information
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Type of building: Single family
Buildings inspected: One house
Number of residential units inspected: 1
Age of main building: 13
Time started: 1:00p
Time finished: 3:30p
Present during inspection: Client, Property owner, Realtor
Client present for discussion at end of inspection: Yes
Weather conditions during inspection: Dry (no rain), Sunny
Temperature during inspection: Warm, 75 degrees
Inspection fee: $425
Payment method: Check
Age of main building: 13 years (2004)
Source for main building age: Municipal records or property listing
Front of building faces: West
Main entrance faces: West
Occupied: Yes, Furniture or stored items were present

34) Some areas and items at this property were obscured by furniture and/or stored items. 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.

Garage full shelves along walls, could not examine walls for defects. Family room & a front bedroom with large wall units- not able to examine walls or outlet behind unit. Front bedroom full of packed boxes- limited access to floor/walls. Some closets full- unable to examine wall condition.
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End of report. Thank you.