Inspector's email: walkman101@roadrunner.com
Inspector's phone: (330) 243-2277
101 Pinedale Dr 
Dover OH 44622-9466
Inspector: Walker Haglock
AHIT Certified

 

Sample Property Inspection Report
Client(s):  Jimmy Sample
Property address:  101 Main St
Canal, OH
Inspection date:  Wednesday, January 01, 2014

This report published on Monday, December 16, 2013 10:23:24 PM EST

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This report is the exclusive property of Home Checker LLC and the client(s) listed in the report title. Use of this report by any unauthorized persons is prohibited. Information contained in this report describes the conditions of the property, in the best professional opinion of the inspector, on the day of the inspection. Conditions are susceptible to change and Home Checker LLC will not be held liable for any changes after the fact. Any consideration, if so determined, is limited to the cost of the inspection. While every effort has been made to completely evaluate the property, a home inspection is a visual, non-intrusive general assessment performed according to the American Society of Home Inspectors' ( ASHI) Standards of Practice. There may be differences of opinion between Home Checker LLC and others regarding the condition of the home and its subsequent systems. This inspection is not, by any means, a recommendation to proceed with, or exit your pending transaction. It is only meant to educate you as to the general condition of the visible, readily accessible areas of the property.

 
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:
SafetyPoses a risk of injury or death 
Repair/ReplaceRecommend repairing or replacing 
Repair/MaintainRecommend repair and/or maintenance 
Minor defectCorrection only involves a minor expense 
MaintainRecommend ongoing maintenance 
EvaluateRecommend evaluation by a specialist 
MonitorRecommend monitoring in the future 
ServiceableItem or component is in serviceable condition 
CommentFor your information 

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Table of Contents
General Information
Grounds
Exterior / Foundation
Roof / Attic
Garage / Carport
Electric
Plumbing / Fuel Systems
Water Heater
Heating
Cooling / Heat Pump
Kitchen
Bathrooms / Laundry / Sinks
Interior Rooms / Areas


 
General Information Return to table of contents
Report number: 13114
Time started: 9:45 am
Time finished: 1:15 pm
Present during inspection: Client
Client present for discussion at end of inspection: No
Weather conditions: Partly cloudy, Recent rain
Temperature: Warm
Ground condition: Damp
Inspection fee: $275
Type of building: Single family, Condo
Buildings inspected: Condo and attached garage
Age of building(s): 7 yrs
Source for building age: Municipal records, Property listing
Front of building faces: East
Main entrance faces: East
Occupied: No
 
Grounds Return to table of contents
Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: swimming pools, spas, hot tubs, water features and related equipment; playground, recreation or leisure equipment; landscape lighting; areas below exterior structures with less than three feet of vertical clearance; irrigation systems; invisible fencing; sea walls, docks and boathouses. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not test or determine the adequacy of drainage systems for grounds, walkways, below-grade stairs and roof downspouts. The inspector does not provide an evaluation of geological conditions and/or site stability, compliance of pool or spa fencing with municipal requirements, or determination that deck, balcony and/or stair membranes are watertight.
Site profile: Level, Minor slope at rear
Condition of driveway: Appeared serviceable
Driveway material: Poured in place concrete
Condition of sidewalks and/or patios: Appeared serviceable
Sidewalk material: Poured in place concrete
Condition of decks, porches: Appeared serviceable
Condition of guardrails: Appeared serviceable
Deck, porch and/or balcony material: Wood
Condition of exterior stairs: Appeared serviceable
Condition of handrails: Appeared serviceable
Exterior stair material: Concrete
1) Exterior stairs were not installed at the deck. Since this side door would be an exit in case of emergency or fire, it may be difficult for some residents to get off the deck. May want to consider installing steps to exit the deck. A qualified person should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.
2) Perimeter pavement sloped towards building in one or more areas. This can result in water accumulating around the building foundation. Recommend having a qualified contractor evaluate and make repairs as necessary so perimeter pavement slopes down and away from the structure. The cement slab under the deck is heaved in the middle causing considerable slope directly toward foundation wall. Any rain water or melting snow is draining to the foundation and finding its way to basement. Dampness was evident at time of inspection in block walls near the bottom, and near the middle of the north wall.
3) The perimeter grading sloped towards the building in one or more areas. This can result in water accumulating around the building foundation. Recommend grading soil so it slopes down and away from the structure with a slope of at least 5% (10% or better is optimal) for at least 6 feet. Front, side and rear.
4) The 4 x 4 posts supporting the deck are cut off straight at the top. Normal building practices suggest they be cut at an angle, or post caps be installed to promote water runoff. Water will tend to soak in the flat surface and promote rot and decay.
5) Wooden deck, porch and/or balcony surfaces should be cleaned and sealed by a qualified person.
6) Two TV satellite dishes are mounted in the ground at the rear of property. These units should be removed if they are no longer needed.
 
Exterior / Foundation Return to table of contents
Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: below-grade foundation walls and footings, or those obscured by vegetation or building components; exterior building surfaces or components obscured by vegetation, stored items or debris. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Some amount of cracking is normal in concrete slabs and foundation walls due to shrinkage and drying. Note that the inspector does not determination the adequacy of sump pumps, seismic reinforcement, nor determine if support posts, columns, beams, joists, studs, trusses, etc. are of adequate size, spanning or spacing.
Condition of wall covering: Appeared serviceable
Apparent wall structure: Wood frame
Wall covering: Vinyl
Condition of foundation and footings: Appeared serviceable
Foundation type: Unfinished basement
Foundation material: Concrete block
Footing material: Poured in place concrete
Condition of floor substructure: Appeared serviceable
Pier or support post material: Steel
Beam material: Steel
Floor structure: Engineered wood joists
Condition of the basement: Appeared serviceable, except for moisture
7) Evidence of prior water intrusion was found in one or more sections of the basement. For example, efflorescence on the foundation and dampness in concrete blocks. Accumulated water is a conducive condition for wood destroying insects and organisms and should not be present in the basement. The client should review any disclosure statements available and ask the property owner about past accumulation of water in the basement. The basement should be monitored in the future for accumulated water, especially after heavy and/or prolonged periods of rain. If water is found to accumulate, a qualified contractor who specializes in drainage issues should evaluate and repair as necessary. Typical repairs for preventing water from accumulating in basements include:
  • Repairing, installing or improving rain run-off systems (gutters, downspouts and extensions or drain lines)
  • Improving perimeter grading
  • Repairing, installing or improving underground footing and/or curtain drains

  • 8) Some sections of siding and/or trim were damaged. A qualified person should evaluate and repair, replace or install siding or trim as necessary.
    The trim around the garage door is damaged at the bottom on both sides. One crack in siding was noted at rear of home.
     
    Roof / Attic Return to table of contents
    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; solar roofing components; any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not determination if rafters, trusses, joists, beams, etc. are of adequate size, spanning or spacing. The inspector does not provide an estimate of remaining roof surface life, does not determine that the roof has absolutely no leaks at the time of the inspection, and does not determine that the roof won't leak in the future. Only active leaks and evidence of past leaks observed during the inspection are reported on as part of this inspection. To absolutely determine than no leaks exist, complete access to all roof structure areas must be available during a wide variety of weather conditions, including prolonged heavy rain, high wind from varying directions, heavy accumulations of snow and/or ice, and melting snow and ice.
    Condition of roof structure: Appeared serviceable
    Roof type: Gable
    Age of roof surface(s): 7 years
    Source for building age: Inspector's estimate
    Roof inspection method: Traversed
    Condition of shingle and/or shake roof surface materials: Appeared serviceable
    Roof surface material: Asphalt or fiberglass composition shingles,newer dimensional type
    Apparent number of layers of roof surface material: One
    Condition of exposed flashings: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of gutters, downspouts and extensions: Appeared serviceable
    Gutter and downspout material: Metal
    Gutter and downspout installation: Full
    Condition of attic: Appeared serviceable
    Attic inspection method: Viewed from hatch(es)
    Roof structure type: Trusses
    Ceiling structure: Trusses
    Ceiling insulation material: Cellulose loose fill
    Ceiling insulation depth: 6-8" garage, 8-12" home
    Ceiling insulation rating: R-20 to R-38
    Vapor retarder: None visible
    Roof ventilation: Appears serviceable
    9) Exposed nail heads at peak and at vent flashing should be properly sealed to prevent any possibilty of water entering.
    10) All attic and roof structure sections more than 8 feet from the access hatch(es) were inaccessible due to possible damage to insulation, lack of permanent walkways. These areas are excluded from the inspection.
    11) The attic ventilation fan was not tested and is excluded from this inspection. Unable to locate control switch, or it may be a system that is automatically activated when the attic temperature reaches a certain level.
     
    Garage / Carport Return to table of contents
    Limitations: The inspector does not determine the adequacy of firewall ratings. Requirements for ventilation in garages varies between municipalities.
    Type: Attached
    Condition of garage: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of garage vehicle door(s): Appeared serviceable
    Garage vehicle door type: Sectional
    Number of vehicle doors: 1
    Condition of automatic opener(s): Appeared serviceable
    Condition of garage floor: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of garage interior: Appeared serviceable
    Type of garage / dwelling door: Metal
    Garage ventilation: Exists
    12) The electric eye sensors for the safety auto-reverse were tested and operated properly at time of onspection.
     
    Electric Return to table of contents
    Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: generator systems, 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, does not determine if this system has an adequate capacity for the client's specific needs, nor determine if this system has any reserve capacity for additions or expansion. The inspector does not operate circuit breakers as part of the inspection, install or change light bulbs, nor determine the operability of every wall switch.
    Electric service condition: Appeared serviceable
    Primary service type: Underground
    Number of service conductors: 3
    Service voltage (volts): 120/240
    Service amperage (amps): 200
    Primary service overload protection type: Circuit breakers
    Service entrance conductor material: Aluminum
    Main disconnect rating (amps): 200
    System ground: Ground rod(s) in soil
    Condition of main service panel: Appeared serviceable
    Location of main service panel: Basement
    Location of main disconnect: Breaker at top of main service panel
    Branch circuit wiring type: Non-metallic sheathed
    Condition of branch circuit wiring: Serviceable
    Solid strand aluminum branch circuit wiring present: None visible
    Condition of smoke detectors: Appeared serviceable
    Smoke detectors present: Yes
    Smoke detector power source: Battery
    Carbon monoxide detectors present: No
    13) The switch for the shower light is within reach of the actual shower area, and could be a safety / shock hazard. Should be evaluated and repaired or re-located by a qualified electrician.
    14) This property had one or more fuel burning appliances and/or an attached garage, and no carbon monoxide detectors were visible. This is a safety hazard. Recommend installing one or more carbon monoxide detectors as necessary and as per the manufacturer's instructions. For more information, visit:
    http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PREREL/prhtml05/05017.html

    15) The recessed light in the master bath shower appeared a little loose, and should be evaluated and repaired if ineeded by a qualified contractor.
     
    Plumbing / Fuel Systems Return to table of contents
    Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: private wells and sewage disposal systems; main, side and lateral sewer lines; gray water systems; pressure boosting systems; incinerating or composting toilets; fire suppression sprinkler 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 determining the existence or condition of underground or above-ground fuel tanks.
    Condition of service and main line: Appeared serviceable
    Water service: Public
    Condition of supply lines: Appeared serviceable
    Supply pipe material: Copper
    Condition of drain pipes: Appeared serviceable
    Drain pipe material: Plastic
    Condition of waste lines: Appeared serviceable
    Waste pipe material: Plastic
    Vent pipe condition: Appeared serviceable
    Vent pipe material: Plastic
    Water temperature: Adequate
    Functional water flow: Adequate
    Functional drainage: Adequate
    Condition of fuel system: Appeared serviceable
    16) The gas meter is pulled away from the structure slightly toward the top, and may need straightened and re-fastened. Could put stress on pipes and cause a leak. Should be evaluated and repaired if necessary by the local gas company.
    17) The rear outside spigot did not produce water when operated. May be shut off at interior valve, and may be for a reason. Evaluate.
    18) The sump pump was tested and functioned properly on day of inspection.
     
    Water Heater Return to table of contents
    Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: solar water heating systems; circulation systems. 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.
    Condition of water heater: Appeared serviceable
    Type: Tank
    Energy source: Natural gas
    Capacity (in gallons): 40
    Manufacturer: Rheem
    Model: 22V40F1
    Condition of burners: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of venting system: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of combustion air supply: Appeared serviceable
    19) The water heater label indicates a manufacture date of 2006, or 7 years old. Most water heaters last from 8 to 12 years.
     
    Heating Return to table of contents
    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 system components, does not determine if heating systems are appropriately sized, or perform any evaluations that require a pilot light to be lit. It is beyond the scope of this inspection to determine if furnace heat exchangers are intact and free of leaks.
    Condition of heating system: Appeared serviceable
    Location of heating system: Basement
    Heating type: Forced air
    Fuel type: Natural gas
    Manufacturer: Trane
    Last service date: Unknown
    Model: Trane XB90, #TUC060C936BA
    Condition of burners: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of venting system: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of combustion air supply: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of distribution system: Appeared serviceable
    Distribution system: Ducts and registers
    Condition of controls: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of air filters: Appeared serviceable
    Location of air filters: At base of air handler
    20) The last service date of this system appeared to be more than two years ago, or the inspector was unable to determine the last service date. The client should ask the property owner when it was last serviced. If unable to determine the last service date, or if this system was serviced more than two years ago, a qualified heating and cooling contractor should inspect, clean, and service this system, and make repairs if necessary. This servicing should be performed every few years in the future, or as per the contractor's recommendations.
    21) The thermostat was a little loose and should be mounted firmly to the wall so it stays in a level position. Should be repaired by a qualified contractor.
    22) Most gas forced air furnaces last from 15-20 years. The furnace label indicates a manufacture date of 2006, 0r 7 years old.
    23) All gas lines were tested with a TIF8800 test instrument, with no leaks indicated on day of inspection.
    24) The furnace was operated, and fired as it should at time of inspection.
     
    Cooling / Heat Pump Return to table of contents
    Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: humidifiers, dehumidifiers, electronic air filters; thermostat or temperature control accuracy and timed functions; cooling 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 cooling system components, does not determine if cooling systems are appropriately sized, and does not test coolant pressure. Condensation pans and drain lines may clog or leak at any time and should be monitored while in operation in the future.
    Condition of cooling system and/or heat pump: Appeared serviceable
    Type: Split system
    Estimated age: 7 years
    Manufacturer: Trane
    Condition of distribution system: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of controls: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of air filters: Appeared serviceable
    Location of air filters: At base of air handler
    25) The pad for the AC condenser was not level. This unit requires adequate support. The compressor may be damaged if this unit is tilted ten or more degrees. The pad should elevate the unit above the soil to prevent corrosion too. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary.
    26) AC label indicates a manufacture date of 2006, or 7 years old. Most AC units have a life expectancy of 10 to 15 years.
    27) The AC system was operated and functioned and cooled as it should at time of inspection.
     
    Kitchen Return to table of contents
    Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: free-standing or portable appliances such as dishwashers, trash compactors, refrigerators, freezers, ice makers; specialty appliances such as hot water dispensers, water filters and trash compactors; 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 such as dishwashers, garbage disposals, trash compactors, ovens, broilers, etc.
    Condition of counters: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of cabinets: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of sinks and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of garbage disposal: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of dishwasher: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of range, cooktop: Appeared serviceable
    Range, cooktop type: Electric
    Condition of refrigerator: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of built: Appeared serviceable
    28) Significant lime and/or mineral depoits were found at one or more sink faucets. These should be cleaned now and on a regular basis to prevent possible corrosion.
     
    Bathrooms / Laundry / Sinks Return to table of contents
    Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: overflow drains for tubs and sinks; bidets, 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: Laundry
    Location #B: Guest bath
    Location #C: Master bath
    Condition of counters: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Condition of cabinets: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of sinks and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of toilets: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of bathtubs and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of shower(s) and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of ventilation systems: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of laundry facilities: Appeared serviceable
    Gas supply for laundry equipment present: No
    240 volt receptacle for laundry equipment present: Yes
    29) A clothes washer was installed over living spaces and had no catch pan and drain installed. Recommend consulting with the homeowner or condo association to determine who is responsible for water damage if the washing machine leaks, overflows, or if spills occur when it's drained. Ideally, a qualified contractor should install a catch pan and drain as per standard building practices.
    30) Counter was damaged or flawed in the guest bath and the sink has been removed, possibly for repair or replacement. This should be followed-up on to make sure it is completed.
    31) Bath faucets also had significant lime or mineral deposits present.
     
    Interior Rooms / Areas Return to table of contents
    Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: security, intercom and sound systems; communications wiring; central vacuum systems; elevators and stair lifts; sources of obnoxious odors; cosmetic deficiencies 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 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 of odors is not within the scope of this inspection.
    Exterior door material: Metal
    Condition of exterior entry doors: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of interior doors: Appeared serviceable
    Type of windows: Wood, vinyl capped double hung
    Condition of windows: Appeared serviceable
    Wall type or covering: Drywall
    Condition of walls: Appeared serviceable
    Ceiling type or covering: Drywall
    Condition of ceilings: Appeared serviceable
    Flooring type or covering: Carpet, Vinyl
    Condition of flooring: Appeared serviceable
    32) Many window screens were missing. One stored in garage was damaged.
    33) Squeaking or creaking noises occur when walking on one or more sections of flooring in the dining area. This is can be caused by construction practices where the subfloor decking is not adequately fastened to the framing below, or from loose pipes or ducts below. In most cases, this is only an annoyance rather than a structural problem. Recommend having a qualified contractor evaluate and repair.
    34) Minor cracks and/or holes were found in walls in one or more areas. They do not appear to be a structural concern, but the client may wish to repair these for aesthetic reasons.
     

    Photo 1  
    The garage door trim is damaged at the bottom on both sides and should be repaired or replaced.

    Photo 2  
    All exterior outlets are of the GFCI type, were tested, and operate as they should.

    Photo 3  
    The gas meter appears to pulling slightly away from the structure, and is not plumb. Could put stress on gas pipes and cause a leak. Should be evaluated (gas company) and repaired if necessary.

    Photo 4  
    The area under the deck is in need of cleaning. Lots of pine needles and debris which will tend to hold moisture.

    Photo 5  
    Deck posts should have a cap installed or be cut at an angle to promote water runoff. Flat tops will allow water to soak in and shorten the life of the posts.

    Photo 6  
    The concrete slab under the deck has settled and sunk toward the home creating a significant negative slope. As it is now, all rainwater and melting snow is running directly to the foundation wall and finding its way to the basement. The basement walls were wet near the bottom, and part way up the wall at the inside area adjacent to this problem. This situation should be corrected by a qualified contractor.

    Photo 7  
    Siding penetrations such as this should be re-sealed to prevent water and insect intrusion.

    Photo 8  
    No water flowed when rear outside spigot was tested. May be shut off for a reason. Suggest asking seller.

    Photo 9  
    The area at the rear has a negative grade, where the slope is to the foundation instead of away. Water is accumulating here, causing dampness in the basement. Should be re-graded or more soil added to create the proper slope.

    Photo 10  
    Another siding penetration that should be sealed.

    Photo 11  
    One siding panel damaged at rear of home. Note crack.

    Photo 12  
    The AC unit is not completely level and should be corrected. Best performance is attained when level.

    Photo 13  
    Trane AC serial number indicates manufacture date of 15th week of 2006, or 7 years old. Most AC units have a life expectancy of 10-15 years.

    Photo 14  
    If the new owner is not going to subscribe to satellite TV, may want these dish receivers removed for aesthetic reasons. Not very attractive. Suggest consulting with present owner regarding removal.

    Photo 15  
    Not alot, but there are some exposed nail heads on roof that should be properly sealed. Water or melting snow may find its way in here.

    Photo 16  
    These nail heads on roof vent flashing should also be sealed.

    Photo 17  
    The left switch is for outside garage lights, the two on the right control the porch light and entry light. Suggest asking seller what the other is for.

    Photo 18  
    The floor in the dining area is noisy when walked on, and should be fixed. Could be just from improperly attached furnace pipes or gas pipe and be a simple fix. Regardless, the noise is annoying and should be repaired by the seller.

    Photo 19  
    There will always be holes in the walls from previous wall hangings, but these in the living area are not well disguised.

    Photo 20  
    The thermostat operated the furnace and AC properly, but is a little loose and should be properly secured.

    Photo 21  
    All outlets at the kitchen and bath counters are GFCIs, and operated properly when tested.

    Photo 22  
    Garage door remotes for the new owner are in kitchen drawer.

    Photo 23  
    Build-up of lime etc on kitchen and bath faucets needs cleaned.

    Photo 24  
    This significant wall ding should be repaired.

    Photo 25  
    The photo eye sensors for the garage door auto reverse were tested and functioned properly at time of inspection.

    Photo 26  
    Loose fill insulation in garage is 6-8" deep. 8-12" over living area.

    Photo 27  
    Many screens are missing, and this one stored in garage is damaged.

    Photo 28  
    A little caulk needed at utility sink in laundry room.

    Photo 29  
    The damaged countertop in guest bath has yet to be replaced.

    Photo 30  
    Bathrooms and kitchen have properly operating GFCI outlets.

    Photo 31  
    Build-up on bath faucets needs cleaned.

    Photo 32  
    Shower light in master bath appears to be a little loose.

    Photo 33  
    Electric switches should never be within reach of a shower or bathtub. This is a safety / shock issue and should be corrected.

    Photo 34  
    Many light bulbs in the home are blown, and fixtures could not be tested.

    Photo 35  
    Guest bedroom door has a little damage. Should be filled and painted.

    Photo 36  
    Another wall ding in hallway should be repaired and painted.

    Photo 37  
    Back wall of basement was wet to the touch near bottom on day of inspection. Re-grading rear slope may take care of problem and should be done.

    Photo 38  
    This is middle area of north wall. Moisture is present.

    Photo 39  
    North basement wall also damp near bottom. Most likely due to settlement of cement slab under deck. This needs to be corrected.

    Photo 40  
    Steel support beams are not seen very often these days. This is a good thing.

    Photo 41  
    The sump pump was tested and operated properly on day of inspection.

    Photo 42  
    Plumbing is roughed-in for additional bath in lower level if ever desired.

    Photo 43  
    Rheem water heater was manufactured in October 2006, or 7 years old. Most water heaters have a life expectancy of 8-12 years.

    Photo 44  
    All gas lines tested with TIF8800 instrument with no leaks detected at time of inspection.

    Photo 45  
    Trane XB90 furnace manufactured in February of 2006, 7 years old. Most gas furnaces last from 15 to 20 years or sometimes more.

    Photo 46  
    The main electric panel is professionally done, with all circuits marked and labeled clearly.

    Photo 47  
    Front wall of basement showed significant efflorescence, indicating past water intrusion.

    Photo 48  
    Re-grading slope at front of home so water runs away from foundation may help eliminate dampness in basement.

    Photo 49  
    101 Main St in Canal OH
     

     
    Thanks for choosing Home Checker LLC for your home inspection needs. Home inspections by nature focus on defects and are not meant to be negative. Some aspects of this property may be excellent and/or adequate, but may not have been mentioned. The focus is to alert you to possible costly problems. Please keep in mind that all homes, old or new, usually have some defects. While Home Checker LLC has made every effort to cover all aspects of the property, you may still have questions or concerns. Please do not hesitate to contact me. Minor followup visits, depending on the issue, could incur a minimum charge of $25.
    Thank you,

    Walker L Haglock
    Home Checker LLC
    101 Pinedale Dr
    Dover, Ohio 44622
    (330)243-2277 cell
    (330)343-2277 home
    walkman101@roadrunner.com

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