JCP Home InspectionsWebsite: http://www.reporthost.com/jcp
Phone: (516) 496-4819
PO Box 545
Syosset NY 11791-0545
Inspector: Joseph Porsella
This report published on Monday, March 29, 2010 1:07:12 PM EDT
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Holtsville, ny 11742
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Report number: 2010228-3
Inspector's name: Joseph C. Porsella
Structures inspected: House
Type of building: Single family
Age of building: 41 years
Property owner's name: McCann
Time started: 1:30 pm
Time finished: 3:30pm
Inspection Fee: $300.00
Payment method: Cash
Present during inspection: Client(s), Agent(s)
Weather conditions: Clear
Ground condition: Damp
Front of structure faces: East
Main entrance faces: East
Foundation type: Unfinished basement
The following items are excluded from this inspection: Private sewage disposal system, Shed
Structures built prior to 1979 may contain lead-based paint and/or asbestos in various building materials such as insulation, siding, and/or floor and ceiling tiles. Both lead and asbestos are known health hazards. Evaluating for the presence of lead and/or asbestos is not included in this inspection. The client(s) should consult with specialists as necessary, such as industrial hygienists, professional labs and/or abatement contractors for this type of evaluation. For information on lead, asbestos and other hazardous materials in homes, visit these websites:
The Environmental Protection Association (http://www.epa.gov)
The Consumer Products Safety Commission (http://www.cpsc.gov)
The Center for Disease Control (http://www.cdc.gov)
The subject is a 41 year old split level house in overall good condition. The home has been updated and maintained.
Apparent wall structure: Wood frame
Wall covering: Cedar, brick, siding
Sidewalk material: None
Exterior door material: Solid core fiberglass
Footing material: Poured in place concrete
Foundation material: Poured in place concrete
Driveway material: Black top, with paver boarder.
One or more outdoor electric receptacles appear to have no ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of shock. A qualified electrician should evaluate to determine if GFCI protection exists, and if not, repairs should be made so that all outdoor receptacles within six feet six inches of ground level have GFCI protection. For example, install GFCI receptacles or circuit breaker(s) as needed.
Vent pipe out of rear wall has no cover. Recommend installing vent cover.
Recommend applying a sealant to the front cedar shingles.
Roof inspection method: Viewed from ground with binoculars, Viewed from windows
Roof covering: Asphalt or fiberglass composition shingles
Estimated age of roof: new
Roof type: Gable
Gutter & downspout material: Adequate
Roof ventilation: Adequate
Primary service type: Overhead
Primary service overload protection type: Circuit breakers
Location of main service switch: Master bedroom
Location of main disconnect: Breaker at top of main service panel
Service entrance conductor material: copper
System ground: Ground rod
Branch circuit wiring type: Copper
Solid strand aluminum branch circuit wiring present: No
Primary service overload protection type: Circuit breakers
Service amperage (amps): 150
Service voltage (volts): 120
Main disconnect rating (amps): 150
Smoke detectors present: Yes
Estimated age: Coil in boiler approx 5Yrs
Type: Coil in boiler
The hot water supply in this house comes from a internal coil in the boiler. This is a normal way of prducing hot water in older homes. I recommend the installation of a seperate water heating unit. This would increase the amount of available hot water and give you more control of the temperture settings.
Primary heating system energy source: Oil
Estimated age: 5 years
Primary heat system type: Baseboard
Visible fuel storage systems: oil tank basement
Water service: Public
Service pipe material: Copper
Supply pipe material: Copper
Vent pipe material: Plastic
Drain pipe material: Plastic, Copper
Waste pipe material: Plastic, Cast iron
Water pressure (psi): Adequate
Location of main water shut-off valve: Basement
Recommend having the septic tank inspected. Recommend having the tank pumped if it was last pumped more than 3 years ago.
Neither the clothes washer nor dryer were operated or evaluated. They are excluded from this inspection.
Insulation material underneath floor above: None visible
Beam material: Solid wood
Floor structure above: Solid wood joists
Pier or support post material: Wood, Concrete, Steel
: The bathrooms have been updated and are in good working condition.
This structure was built prior to 1979 and may contain lead paint. Laws were enacted in 1978 in the US preventing the use of lead paint in residential structures. Lead is a known safety hazard, especially to children but also to adults. Numerous areas of the paint found in and around this structure are in poor condition (peeling, flaking, etc.). Recommend consulting with a qualified industrial hygienist to determine the safest and most cost-effective action to take regarding the paint. Testing and/or abatement may be necessary. Also recommend following precautions as described in the following links to Consumer Products Safety Commission website articles regarding possible lead paint.
What You Should Know About Lead Based Paint in Your Home: Safety Alert - CPSC Document #5054
CPSC Warns About Hazards of "Do lt Yourself" Removal of Lead Based Paint: Safety Alert - CPSC Document #5055
Batteries in all the smoke alarms should be replaced after taking occupancy, and annually in the future. "Chirping" noises emitted from smoke alarms typically indicate that batteries need replacing. For more information, visit:
The kitchen has been updated and all appliances are in working condition.
Boiler apprx 5 yrs old
Vevt pipe needs cover
JCP Home Inspection P.O. Box 545 Syosset, NY 11791