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576 Sigman Rd NE, Ste 700 
Conyers, GA 30013
Inspector: Jake Williams

 

Property Inspection Report (Sample)

Client(s):  John & Jane Doe
Property address:  123 Anywhere St
Conyers, Ga 30013
Inspection date:  Friday, June 24, 2016

This report published on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:05:39 PM EDT

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How to Read this Report
This report is organized by the property's functional areas.  Within each functional area, descriptive information is listed first and is shown in bold type.  Items of concern follow descriptive information. Concerns are shown and sorted according to these types:
Concern typeSafetyPoses a risk of injury or death
Concern 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 typeCommentFor your information
Concern typeConducive conditionsConditions conducive for wood destroying insects or organisms (Wood-soil contact, shrubs in contact with siding, roof or plumbing leaks, etc.)

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


General Information
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Inspector: Jake Williams
Structures inspected: Main
Age of building: 2016 (0 years)
Type of building: Single family
Time started: 10:00 Am.
Total Length of Inspection & Report Writing: 4 Hrs.
Inspection Fee: $445.00
Payment method: Pre-Paid
Present during inspection: Nobody
Occupied: No
Weather conditions: Clear
Temperature: Hot
Ground condition: Dry
Foundation type: Unfinished basement

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3)   The client should be aware that a break-in period occurs during the first year or two after a building is constructed. Some amount of settlement and shrinkage is inevitable as temperature and humidity varies during the seasons. Systems may need adjustment or repair after experiencing constant, prolonged and/or heavy usage. Overall performance of the building exterior has not yet been tested by a wide variety of weather conditions.

Grounds
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Limitations: Unless specifically included in the inspection, the following items and any related equipment, controls, electric systems and/or plumbing systems are excluded from this inspection: detached buildings or structures; fences and gates; retaining walls; underground drainage systems, catch basins or concealed sump pumps; swimming pools and related safety equipment, spas, hot tubs or saunas; whether deck, balcony and/or stair membranes are watertight; trees, landscaping, properties of soil, soil stability, erosion and erosion control; ponds, water features, irrigation or yard sprinkler systems; sport courts, playground, recreation or leisure equipment; areas below the exterior structures with less than 3 feet of vertical clearance; invisible fencing; sea walls, docks and boathouses; retractable awnings. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only.
Site profile: Minor slope, Moderate slope
Condition of driveway: Appeared serviceable
Driveway material: Poured in place concrete
Condition of sidewalks and/or patios: Appeared serviceable
Sidewalk material: Poured in place concrete
Condition of deck, patio and/or porch covers: Appeared serviceable
Deck, patio, porch cover material and type: Open, Covered (Refer to Roof section)
Condition of decks, porches and/or balconies: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Deck, porch and/or balcony material: Wood

4) Conducive conditions Soil was in contact with one or more wooden deck, porch or balcony support posts. This is a conducive condition for wood destroying organisms. Even if posts are made of treated wood, the cut ends below soil may not have been field treated. Recommend grading soil or repairing as necessary to prevent wood-soil contact.
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5) Conducive conditions The soil or grading sloped down towards building perimeters in one or more areas. This can result in water accumulating around building foundations or underneath buildings. It is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend grading soil so it slopes down and away from buildings with a slope of at least 1 inch per horizontal foot for at least 6 feet out from buildings.

Observed at the back left corner of the home.
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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.
Condition of wall exterior covering: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Apparent wall structure: Wood frame
Wall covering: Cement fiber, Brick veneer
Condition of foundation and footings: Appeared serviceable
Apparent foundation type: Unfinished basement
Foundation/stem wall material: Poured in place concrete
Footing material (under foundation stem wall): Poured in place concrete

6) One or more exhaust duct end caps were loose. Their purpose is to prevent unconditioned air from entering the building, and keep out birds, rodents and bugs. Blocked ducts can cause fan motors and/or clothes dryers to overheat and can pose a fire hazard. Recommend that a qualified person repair or replace caps as necessary.

Observed at the right elevation of the home.
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7) Conducive conditions Clearances between the cement fiber siding and surfaces below were too small. Moisture can penetrate and damage the siding as a result, and the manufacturer's warranty can be voided. Normally, minimum clearances below the bottom of cement fiber siding and trim include:
  • 6 inches to the finished grade below
  • 2 inches to paths, steps, driveways or deck surfaces below
  • 2 inches to roof surfaces below
  • 1/4 inch to horizontal flashing below, with no caulk applied
Recommend that a qualified contractor repair per the siding/trim manufacturer's specifications.
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8) Conducive conditions Some areas of the exterior paint or stain finish were incomplete and/or substandard (e.g. primed only, too few coats). Recommend that a qualified contractor prep (e.g. clean, scrape, sand, prime, caulk) and repaint or restain the exterior where necessary and per standard building practices. Any repairs needed to the siding or trim should be made prior to this.
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Back left corner of the home.
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Rear elevation under the deck.
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Rear elevation under the deck.
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Right elevation of the home.
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Right elevation of the home.
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Front elevation above the entry.

9) Brick Lintel(s) should be painted to prevent future rusting and/or deterioration.
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10)   General pictures of the exterior.
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Roof
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Limitations: The following items or areas are not included in this inspection: areas that could not be traversed or viewed clearly due to lack of access; solar roofing components. Any comments made regarding these items are made as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not provide an estimate of remaining life on the roof surface material, nor guarantee that leaks have not occurred in the roof surface, skylights or roof penetrations in the past. Regarding roof leaks, only active leaks, visible evidence of possible sources of leaks, and evidence of past leaks observed during the inspection are reported on as part of this inspection. The inspector does not guarantee or warrant that leaks will not occur in the future. Complete access to all roof and attic spaces during all seasons and during prolonged periods of all types of weather conditions (e.g. high wind and rain, melting snow) would be needed to do so. Regarding the roof drainage system, unless the inspection was conducted during and after prolonged periods of heavy rain, the inspector was unable to determine if gutters, downspouts and extensions performed adequately or were leak-free.
Roof inspection method: Viewed from ground
Condition of roof surface material: Appeared serviceable
Roof surface material: Asphalt or fiberglass composition shingles
Roof type: Gable, Hipped
Estimated Age: 2016 (0 years)
Apparent number of layers of roof surface material: One
Condition of exposed flashings: Appeared serviceable
Condition of gutters, downspouts and extensions: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)

11) Extensions such as splash blocks or drain pipes for one or more downspouts were poorly sloped and/or substandard. Water can accumulate around the building foundation or inside crawl spaces or basements as a result. Recommend that a qualified person install, replace or repair extensions as necessary so rainwater drains away from the structure.

Observed at the back left corner of the home.
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12) Downspouts that discharge onto the roof should be extended to discharge directly into the gutters below. This condition, if left unattended, can result in premature deterioration of the roofing under the end of the downspout.
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13)   General pictures of the roof
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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, Garage
Condition of garage: Appeared serviceable
Type of door between garage and house: Metal
Condition of garage vehicle door(s): Appeared serviceable
Type of garage vehicle door: Sectional
Number of vehicle doors: 2
Condition of garage floor: Appeared serviceable

14) The step(s) installed below the door between the garage and the house were substandard. This is a fall or trip hazard. A qualified person should repair as necessary.

Tread less than 10 inches wide.
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15)   General pictures of the garage/carport
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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
Service voltage (volts): 120-240
Estimated service amperage: 200
Primary service overload protection type: Circuit breakers
Main disconnect rating (amps): 200
Condition of main service panel: Appeared serviceable
Location of main service panel #A: Basement
Location of main disconnect: At main disconnect panel outside
Condition of branch circuit wiring: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Smoke alarms installed: Yes, but not tested
Carbon monoxide alarms installed: Yes, but not tested

16) Substandard wiring was found at the building exterior. For example, wiring at the a/c unit is too short. This is a safety hazard. Recommend that a qualified electrician evaluate and repair as necessary and per standard building practices.
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17) One or more cover plates for switches, receptacles (outlets) or junction boxes were missing or broken. These plates are intended to contain fire and prevent electric shock from occurring due to exposed wires. Recommend that a qualified person install cover plates where necessary.
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18) The breaker for the cooling system appears to be too large. It exceeds the maximum breaker size recommended by the manufacturer.
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19) One or more light fixtures were inoperable (didn't turn on when nearby switches were operated). Recommend further evaluation by replacing bulbs and/or consulting with the property owner. If replacing bulbs doesn't work and/or no other switch(es) can be found, then recommend that a qualified electrician evaluate and repair or replace light fixtures as necessary.
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20) Location of main shut off: Left side of the house.
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21)   General pictures of service panel(s) showing no abnormal temperature anomalies detected with the IR camera at the time of inspection.
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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.
Manufacturer: Rheem
Condition of water heater: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Type: Tank
Energy source: Electricity
Estimated age: 2016 (0 years)
Capacity (in gallons): 2 - 50 gal
Temperature-pressure relief valve installed: Yes
Location of water heater: Garage
Hot water temperature tested: Yes

22) One or more sections of the temperature-pressure relief valve drain line were sloped upwards. This is a potential safety hazard due to the risk of explosion. Water and/or minerals can accumulate in the drain line after periodic discharges and impair the operation of the valve. Also, mineral deposits from accumulated water can accumulate on the valve and impair its operation. A qualified plumber should repair per standard building practices, and so the drain line doesn't slope upwards. For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?TPRVALVE
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23) Due to the size of the water heater(s), the expansion tank may be undersized. Recommend a qualified plumber further evaluate and make necessary repairs.
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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
Condition of cabinets: Appeared serviceable
Condition of sinks and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
Condition of under-sink food disposal: Appeared serviceable
Condition of dishwasher: N/A (none installed)
Condition of range, cooktop: N/A (none installed)
Range, cooktop type: Natural gas
Condition of refrigerator: N/A (none installed)
Condition of built-in microwave oven: N/A (none installed)

24)   General picture of the kitchen
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Basement
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Limitations: Structural components such as joists and beams, and other components such as piping, wiring and/or ducting that are obscured by under-floor insulation are also excluded from this inspection. Note that the inspector does not determine if support posts, columns, beams, joists, studs, trusses, etc. are of adequate size, spanning or spacing. The inspector does not guarantee or warrant that water will not accumulate in the basement in the future. Access to the basement during all seasons and during prolonged periods of all types of weather conditions (e.g. heavy rain, melting snow) would be needed to do so. The inspector does not determine the adequacy of basement floor or stairwell drains, or determine if such drains are clear or clogged.Note that all basement areas should be checked periodically for water intrusion, plumbing leaks and pest activity.
Condition of floor substructure above crawl space: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Pier or support post material: Bearing wall
Beam material: Laminated wood
Floor structure: Engineered wood joists
Condition of insulation underneath floor above: Appeared serviceable
Insulation material underneath floor above: Fiberglass roll or batt

25) One or more engineered joists were notched or had holes cut in them in such a way as to significantly weaken the joist(s). Limitations on modifying joists in the field vary depending on the manufacturer, but general guidelines often include these restrictions:
  • Top and bottom flanges should never be cut, drilled or notched.
  • The maximum-sized hole cut into the web should not exceed the distance between the flanges minus 1/4 inch.
  • The longest side of a rectangular hole should not exceed 3/4 of the maximum-sized hole allowed.
  • Holes should not be cut closer than 1/8 inch to either flange.
  • No more than three maximum-sized holes are allowed per span.
  • For multiple holes, the distance between adjacent hole edges must exceed twice the diameter of the largest round hole or twice the length of the longest side of any rectangular hole.
  • Ideally, holes should be centered on the middle of the web.
  • Ideally, rectangular holes should have rounded corners.
Recommend that a qualified contractor evaluate and repair as necessary, and per the joist manufacturer's specifications. Note that the inspector cannot determine if modifications to engineered joists comply with the manufacturer's specifications.
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26)   General pictures of the basement
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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, first floor
Location #B: Full bath, second floor
Location #C: Master bath
Condition of counters: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Condition of cabinets: Appeared serviceable
Condition of flooring: Appeared serviceable
Condition of sinks and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
Condition of toilets: Appeared serviceable
Condition of bathtubs and related plumbing: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Condition of shower(s) and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
Condition of ventilation systems: Appeared serviceable
Gas supply for laundry equipment present: No
240 volt receptacle for laundry equipment present: Yes

27) Conducive conditions Gaps, no caulk, or substandard caulking were found between the bathtub and the floor at location(s) #C. Water may penetrate these areas and cause damage. Recommend that a qualified person re-caulk or install caulking as necessary.
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28) Gaps, no caulk, or substandard caulking were found between countertops and backsplashes at location(s) #B. Water can penetrate these areas and cause damage. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary. For example, by installing or replacing caulk.
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29) Jetted tub appeared to be operable at the time of inspection.
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30)   General pictures of the bathroom(s)
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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: Traversed
Condition of roof structure: Appeared serviceable
Roof structure type: Rafters
Ceiling structure: Ceiling joists, Ceiling beams
Condition of insulation in attic (ceiling, skylight chase, etc.): Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Ceiling insulation material: None visible
Approximate attic insulation R value (may vary in areas): N/A, none visible
Condition of roof ventilation: Appeared serviceable
Roof ventilation type: Ridge vent(s), Enclosed soffit vents

31) No ceiling insulation was installed in the attic. Recommend that a qualified contractor install insulation for better energy efficiency and per standard building practices (typically with an R rating of R-38).
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32)   General pictures of the attic and roof structure
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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, Furnace
General heating distribution type(s): Ducts and registers
Manufacturer: Goodman
Condition of forced air heating/(cooling) system: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Forced air heating system fuel type: Natural gas
Estimated age of Forced Air Furnace: 2016 (0 years)
Location of forced air furnace: Attic
Condition of furnace filters: Appeared serviceable
Location for forced air filter(s): Behind return air grill(s)
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
Estimated age of A/C / Heat pump unit(s): 2016 (0 years)
Type: Split system
Condition of controls: Appeared serviceable

33) The furnace did not respond to normal controls (thermostat). It appeared to be inoperable. The inspector was only able to perform a limited evaluation. If possible, consult with the property owner and/or review documentation on this system. Recommend that a qualified HVAC contractor evaluate and repair as necessary.
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34) Significant amount of condensation observed on the A/C drain lines causing moisture to build up on the wall framing and floor joists in the basement. Recommend a qualified contractor evaluate and make necessary repairs.

*NOTE*
Condensation lines in unconditioned areas should be insulated to prevent this in the future.
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35) Recommend replacing or washing HVAC filters upon taking occupancy depending on the type of filters installed. Regardless of the type, recommend checking filters monthly in the future and replacing or washing them as necessary. How frequently they need replacing or washing depends on the type and quality of the filter, how the system is configured (e.g. always on vs. "Auto"), and on environmental factors (e.g. pets, smoking, frequency of house cleaning, number of occupants, the season).
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36) A/C unit(s) appeared to be cooling at time of inspection.

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To determine if the A/C unit(s) are cooling properly the inspector looks for supply air to be 14 to 20 degrees cooler than the return air.
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Supply air 2nd floor.
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Supply air 1st floor.
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37)   General pictures of the HVAC system
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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
Condition of interior doors: Appeared serviceable
Condition of windows and skylights: Appeared serviceable
Type(s) of windows: Vinyl
Condition of walls and ceilings: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Wall type or covering: Drywall
Ceiling type or covering: Drywall
Condition of flooring: Appeared serviceable
Flooring type or covering: Carpet, Laminate, Tile
Condition of stairs, handrails and guardrails: Appeared serviceable

38) One or more walls were damaged. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary.

Observed in the master bathroom.
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39) Fixtures such as door stops were damaged and/or missing. Recommend that a qualified person repair or replace as necessary.

Observed in the back right and master bedroom.
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40) Areas of missing insulation detected by the IR camera. This can cause higher than normal utility cost due to lost energy.

*NOTE*
See the Pre-Drywall inspection report regarding missing insulation in this same area of the master bedroom.
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41) No window screens were installed. Windows may not provide ventilation during months when insects are active.

42)   General pictures of the interior
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Fireplaces, Stoves, Chimneys and Flues
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Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: coal stoves, gas logs, chimney flues (except where visible). Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not determine the adequacy of drafting or sizing in fireplace and stove flues, and also does not determine if prefabricated or zero-clearance fireplaces are installed in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications. The inspector does not perform any evaluations that require a pilot light to be lit, and does not light fires. The inspector provides a basic visual examination of a chimney and any associated wood burning device. The National Fire Protection Association has stated that an in-depth Level 2 chimney inspection should be part of every sale or transfer of property with a wood-burning device. Such an inspection may reveal defects that are not apparent to the home inspector who is a generalist.
Condition of gas-fired fireplaces or stoves: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Gas fireplace or stove type: Metal pre-fab fireplace

43) 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 normally need servicing annually or every few years. Consult with the property owner and/or a qualified specialist to determine if service is needed now.

*NOTE*
Fireplace installation appear to be incomplete.
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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: Public
Location of main water shut-off: Basement
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
Condition of fuel system: Appeared serviceable
Location of main fuel shut-off valve: At gas meter

44) Location of water shut off: Front wall of the basement.
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45) Location of gas shut off/meter: Left side of the home.
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INSPECTOR INFORMATION:



Jake Williams

ASHI Certified Inspector #252104
Cell # 404.769.1673

American Society of Home Inspectors