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HHH Home Inspection Services LLC


Email: hhhhomeinspections@gmail.com
Phone: (727) 504-5053
5550 98th Ave 
Pinellas Park FL 33782-3327
Inspector: Thomas Hession
Fl. Licensed Home Inspector HI214

 

Property Inspection Report

Client(s):  Nicole Johnson
Property address:  13580 Traditions Dr.
Seminole, Fl. 33776
Inspection date:  Wednesday, July 01, 2015

This report published on Thursday, July 02, 2015 6:17:16 PM EDT

This report is the exclusive property of HHH Home Inspection Services LLC and the client(s) listed in the report title. Use of this report by any unauthorized persons is prohibited.
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 typeMaintainRecommend ongoing maintenance
Concern typeEvaluateRecommend evaluation by a specialist
Concern typeMonitorRecommend monitoring in the future
Concern typeServiceableItem or component is in serviceable condition
Concern typeCommentFor your information

Click here for a glossary of building construction terms.Contact your inspector If there are terms that you do not understand, or visit the glossary of construction terms at http://www.reporthost.com/glossary.asp

Table of Contents
General information
Exterior
Roof
Attic
Electric service
Water heater
Heating and cooling
Plumbing and laundry
Kitchen
Bathrooms
Interior rooms
Fireplaces, woodstoves and chimneys
Garage
Swimming Pool


General information
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Report number: 07012015
Inspector's name: Tom Hession
Type of building: Single family
Age of building: 2001
Time started: 10:00
Time finished: 1:00
Payment method: Check
Present during inspection: Client(s), Realtor(s), Dad
Occupied: No
Weather conditions: Clear
Temperature: Warm
Front of structure faces: North
Foundation type: Slab on grade
The following items are excluded from this inspection: Security system, Irrigation system
1) 1) PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROPERTY IS IN A COMMON INTEREST DEVELOPMENT. Maintenance of the communal areas, systems, and components is typically the responsibility of a Homeowners (or similar) Association. Inspection of these areas is considered beyond the scope of this inspection. Furthermore, as the parameters of this unit, common areas, and exclusive use common areas, can only be determined by review of the Association's "Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions" CC&R's (again beyond the scope of this inspection), any comments that may pertain to said areas, have been made as a courtesy only, and should be addressed via the current owner of the Association.

Correction of common area deficiencies will be at the discretion of the Association. "HHH Home Inspection Srvs. Llc" Shall not be responsible for erroneous comments or omissions concerning deficiencies involving communal areas, systems, or components. We recommend obtaining and reviewing a copy of the Association OPERATING BUDGET.

A properly prepared budget will include a RESERVE STUDY. The reserve study should be based upon an on-site condition evaluation, preferably by an independent third party. The study should provide information regarding the useful and remaining life expectancies, and replacement costs, of the major systems and components that the Association is obligated to repair, replace, restore, or maintain. Most reserve studies or budgets will also include a statement of the available funds as a percentage of the necessary funds ("percent funded"). It is also important to verify that the Association has adopted a sound funding strategy to cover future reserve expenses. Additional information should be obtained from the Association with regards to their knowledge of any: construction defects; disaster damage; the extent of repairs involving said defects or damage; and pending claims or litigation involving the Association. Furthermore, copies of prior board minutes should be obtained for review.

http://www.traditions-seminole.com/traditions/property4sale_list.asp
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Exterior
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Footing material: Poured in place concrete
Foundation material: Poured in place concrete
Apparent wall structure: Wood frame, Concrete block
Wall covering: Stucco
Driveway material: Poured in place concrete
Sidewalk material: Poured in place concrete
Exterior door material: Metal
2) No gutters installed. This can result in water accumulating around the structure's foundation, and cause moisture damage to lower roofs and installed siding. 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. A qualified contractor should install gutters and downspouts where missing. Also, extensions such as splashblocks or tie-ins to underground drain lines should be installed as necessary to carry rain water away from the house.
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3) Vegetation such as trees, shrubs and/or vines are in contact with or less than one foot from the structure's exterior. Vegetation can serve as a conduit for wood destroying insects and may retain moisture against the exterior after it rains. Vegetation should be pruned and/or removed as necessary to maintain a one foot clearance between it and the structure's exterior.
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4) A stucco crack was found under the second fl. rear window. It appears to have been sealed but cracks in stucco cladding allows moisture to enter and damage the framing inside over time. Hardcoat stucco is typically a three layer cementitious rendering (scratch coat, brown coat and top coat) applied over a building paper, metal lath and sheathing. This cladding system will cause major problems if not properly maintained.

http://www.usinspect.com/blog/preventative-maintenance-tip-week-sealing-stucco
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5) Minor cracks were found in the driveway. 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 or have cracked sections replaced for aesthetic reasons.
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Roof
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Roof inspection method: Traversed
Roof type: Gable
Roof covering: Asphalt or fiberglass composition shingles
Estimated age of roof: 2001
Gutter & downspout material: None
Roof ventilation: Adequate
6) One or more gutter sections are needed over the lower roof, to properly control the higher roof water run-off. Excessive moisture especially on the north side of the home where there is limited exposure to the sun can also cause the development of unhealthy conditions in indoor air related to microbial growth such as mold fungi and lead to premature deterioration to the shingles themselves.

We recommend installation of the roof drainage system to help protect the home structure and occupants.



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7) One or more composition shingles are deteriorating. Fastening nails are exposed. Leaks may occur as a result. A qualified roofing contractor should evaluate and make repairs/maintain as necessary. Periodic roofing maintenance could extend the service life of the roofing material.
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8) Trees and/or shrubs are in contact with or are close to the roof edge(s) in one or more areas. Damage to the roof may result, especially during high winds. Vegetation can also act as a conduit for wood destroying insects. Vegetation should be pruned back and/or removed as necessary to prevent damage and infestation by wood destroying insects.
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Attic
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Inspection method: Traversed
Roof structure type: Trusses
Ceiling structure: Trusses
Insulation material: Fiberglass loose fill
Insulation depth: 12"
Insulation estimated R value: R-30
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Electric service
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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: Garage
Location of main disconnect: Breaker at bottom of main service panel
Service entrance conductor material: Copper
System ground: Ground rod(s) in soil
Main disconnect rating (amps): 200
Branch circuit wiring type: Non-metallic sheathed, Copper
Solid strand aluminum branch circuit wiring present: No
Smoke detectors present: Yes
10) Some blackened copper wiring has indications of corrosive material stored in the garage (chlorine, batteries for golf carts, well water, etc) . This is also an indication of reactive drywall (Chinese 2001-2009). No other visual indications are present to assume Chinese drywall is installed. The client should consult with the property owner and or the home owners association to determine if this development has had any previous issues with Chinese Drywall.

https://www.cpsc.gov/en/Safety-Education/Safety-Education-Centers/Drywall-Information-Center/How-can-I-tell-if-my-home-has-problem-drywall/

http://www.chinesedrywall.com/
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Water heater
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Estimated age: 2013
Type: Tank
Energy source: Natural gas
Capacity (in gallons): 40
Manufacturer: General Electric
Model: GG40T06AVGO1
Water temperature (degrees Fahrenheit): 84
12) The water heater is not securely anchored to prevent movement. This may allow significant movement. This is a potential safety hazard since movement can cause leaks in the gas supply lines or damage wiring. Leaks may also occur in water supply pipes. A qualified contractor should evaluate and either repair existing straps or install new straps or struts as necessary and as per standard building practices.
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13) One or more flexible connectors were used for the temperature-pressure relief valve drain line. Flex connectors can be bent or kinked so as to restrict the flow of the drain line and impair the operation of the valve. They typically are not rated for the temperature and pressure of water being discharged (potentially 150 psi and 210 degrees F). Flex connectors used this way pose a potential safety hazard for explosion. Recommend that a qualified plumber repair per standard building practices. For example, by installing a drain line made of rigid copper or CPVC plastic pipe.
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14) The water heater was turned off at the time of the inspection. Gas shut off. Not enough time for water to fully heat to operating temperature The inspector was unable to fully evaluate the water heater.
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Heating and cooling
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Estimated age: 1st Fl 2001 2nd Fl 2011
Primary heating system energy source: Natural gas
Primary heat system type: Forced air, Standard efficiency
Primary A/C energy source: Electric
Primary Air conditioning type: Split system
Distribution system: Flexible ducts
Manufacturer: Carrier, Trane
Model: 1st Fl. Trane TUD 100C960KO 2nd Fl. Carrier CNPVP2414ATAACAA
Filter location: Behind return air grill
Last service date: Unknown
15) 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. For safety reasons, and because this system is fueled by gas or oil, this servicing should be performed annually in the future. For more information visit:
http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PREREL/prhtml05/05017.html
16) The estimated useful life for most forced air furnaces and condensers is 15 to 20 years. This furnace and condenser 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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17) One or more flex duct supports are too narrow and may damage the ducts and/or constrict air flow through the ducts. Most manufacturers, and the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association (SMACNA) recommend that flex duct support straps be 1-1/2 inches wide or more. A qualified heating/cooling contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary.
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18) Air handler filter(s) should be checked monthly in the future and replaced or washed as necessary.
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19) The outdoor air temperature was above 80 degrees Fahrenheit during the inspection. Because of this, the inspector was unable to operate and fully evaluate the Heating system. Prior to heating season, a qualified heating and cooling contractor should inspect, clean, and service this system, and make any repairs if necessary.
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Plumbing and laundry
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Water pressure (psi): Adequate
Location of main water shut-off valve: Exterior
Location of main water meter: Front yard
Location of main fuel shut-off: At Meter
Water service: Public
Service pipe material: Copper
Supply pipe material: Copper
Vent pipe material: Plastic
Drain pipe material: Plastic
Waste pipe material: Plastic
21) The washing machine is installed over a finished living space and has no catch pan or drain installed. These are not commonly installed, but they are recommended to prevent water damage to finished interior spaces below if or when the washing machine leaks, overflows or is drained. Recommend having a qualified contractor install both a catch pan and drain.
22) The box housing the meter is damaged and filled with debris. Contact city of Seminole to inquire about repairs.
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23) The clothes washer and dryer were operated and operated as intended.
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24) Main water shut-off
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25) Gas meter location shutoff
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26)   Meter location
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Kitchen
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27) One or more sink drains use flexible drain pipe. This type of drain pipe is more likely to clog than smooth wall pipe. Recommend having a qualified plumber replace this pipe with standard plumbing components (smooth wall pipe) to prevent clogged drains.
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28) 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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Bathrooms
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30) One or more sinks are clogged or drain slowly. Drain(s) should be cleared as necessary, and by a qualified plumber if necessary.
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Interior rooms
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31) A floor mounted receptacle is installed. These should be of an approved type to prevent likely exposure to physical damage, moisture, and dirt. The inspector recommends replacement by a licensed electrician.



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32) Guardrails at one or more locations with drop-offs higher than 30 inches were loose and or wobbly and pose a fall hazard. Recommend that a qualified person repair guardrails as necessary.
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33) This home had a forced air heating or cooling system with a centrally located return-air source. One or more interior doors had no gap, or too small of a gap (< 1/2 inch) between the door and the floor below. Gaps below doors provide a path for air in rooms to the centrally located return-air duct. Recommend that a qualified person trim door bottoms per standard building practices to allow for the flow of return air.
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Fireplaces, woodstoves and chimneys
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Fireplace type: Metal prefabricated
Chimney type: Metal
34) The gas fireplace or stove was not fully evaluated because the pilot light was off. The inspector only operates normal controls (e.g. on/off switch or thermostat) and does not light pilot lights or operate gas shut-off valves. Recommend that the client review all documentation for such gas appliances and familiarize themselves with the lighting procedure. If necessary, a qualified specialist should assist in lighting such appliances, and make any needed repairs.
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35) Recommend that the client review all available documentation for gas-fired fireplaces and stoves. Depending on how they are operated (for routine heating versus ambiance), such appliances may need servicing annually or every few years. Consult with the property owner and/or a qualified specialist to determine if service is needed now. Any needed repairs noted in this report should be brought to the attention of the specialist when it's serviced. For more information visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?ANGFINSP
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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.
Type: Attached
Condition of door between garage and house: Appeared serviceable
Type of door between garage and house: Solid core
Condition of garage vehicle door(s): Appeared serviceable
Type of garage vehicle door: Sectional
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
36) Appliances such as the water heater and/or furnace were subject to damage from vehicles because no protective barrier was installed in front of them. This is a potential safety hazard for fire and/or shock. A qualified contractor should install a barrier per standard building practices. For example, a steel post or specially made wood partition anchored in the concrete slab floor.
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37) Minor cracks were found in the concrete slab floor. These are common and appeared to be only a cosmetic issue.
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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
Fence and gate material: Plastic
Condition of body: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Body type: Below ground ~
Body material: Plaster-Gunite ~
Condition of deck: Appeared serviceable
Deck material: Concrete
Condition of coping: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Coping material: Tile
Condition of pumps, lines and valves: Appeared serviceable
Water is refilled through: Hose
Types of pumps installed: Circulation
Line material: PVC
Condition of heater and related equipment: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Heater energy source: Electricity
Condition of filter and related equipment: Appeared serviceable
Filter type: Cartridge
Filter air relief valve installed: Yes
Filter pressure gauge installed: Yes
Condition of skimmers: Appeared serviceable
Condition of electrical equipment: Appeared serviceable
Location of electrical disconnect: In sub-panel at equipment
Type of wiring: Nonmetallic sheathed (Romex)
38) Minor settlement crack, and/or deterioration were found in the decking. Recommend that a qualified person caulk or seal cracks as necessary to prevent water intrusion. Monitor this crack and if it appears to get worse after sealing it, a qualified contractor should be consulted for available options.
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39) The plaster surface of the pool body had significant wear marks in some areas. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary. Concrete pools or spas should be replastered every 10 to 15 years. For more information, visit:
http://www.poolcenter.com/plaster.htm
http://www.poolcenter.com/poolcare_surface_repair.htm
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40) The caulking around the edge of the coping was deteriorated. A qualified person should repair as necessary. For more information, visit:
http://www.poolcenter.com/coping_page_repair_and_costs.htm
41) The heater was not fully evaluated because the heat pump takes to much time to heat water and the valves supplying the water were turned off . Recommend that a qualified person evaluate fully after heater is made operable.
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