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Jubilee Home Inspections

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Email: whdubsmith@aol.com
Phone: (580) 916-2981
902 Springfield Court St 
Durant OK 74701-2328
Inspector: Dub Smith
Oklahoma Certified Home Inspector #70001023
Member International Association of Certified Home Inspectors

 

Home Inspection Report
Client(s): John and Jane Doe
Property address: Any Street
Durant, OK 74701
Inspection date: 9/19/2010
This report published on Tuesday, February 07, 2012 5:12:02 AM CST

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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:
SafetyPoses a concern for the safety of the homes occupants 
Major DefectEvaluation by a Licensed Professional recommended. 
Repair/ReplaceShould be repaired or replaced for best satisfaction 
Repair/MaintainRepair then maintain for optimal use 
Minor DefectMinor expense involved in remediation. 
MaintainRecommend ongoing maintenance 
EvaluateRecommend evaluation by a specialist 
CommentFor 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
Grounds
Exterior / Foundation
Roof / Attic
Garage / Carport
Electric
Plumbing / Fuel Systems
Water Heater
Heating
Cooling / Heat Pump
Fireplaces / Stoves / Chimneys
Kitchen
Bathrooms / Laundry / Sinks
Interior Rooms / Areas
Structural Pest Findings
 
General Information Return to table of contents
Report number: 0919
Time started: 12:30 pm
Time finished: 4:30 pm
Inspector: Dub Smith
Present during inspection: Client, Property owner
Client present for discussion at end of inspection: Yes
Weather conditions: Clear
Temperature: Warm
Ground condition: Dry
Inspection fee: $250.00
Payment method: Check
Type of building: Single family
Age of building(s): 30 years
Source for building age: Inspector's estimate
Front of building faces: Northwest
Main entrance faces: Northwest
Occupied: No
1) Safety, Maintain - Several Yellow Jacket and wasp nests were found in the outdoor sunroom. These can pose a safety hazard. A qualified person should remove nests or exterminate as necessary.

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2) Safety, Comment - Unidentified hot switch located in Kitchen area. There were also outlets that were missing cover plates which poses a safety hazard due to shock. There were hot wires located underneath the kitchen cabinets from a dishwasher that had been removed.

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3) Safety - Open Neutral Outlets in many rooms of the structure, suggest the services of a bonded electrician to evaluate further. This is not uncommon in older homes that do not have a grounded leg, but poses safety hazard due to exposure to shock.

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4) Safety - Re-bar stob outside Sunroom doorway should be removed for safety concerns

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5) Safety - Mold growth in behind tub area from previous leakage should be addressed, as well as the mold growth in the air exchanger on Central Air Unit.

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6) Repair/Replace - Torn screens in Sunroom should be repaired or replaced.

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7) Repair/Replace - Air Supply Ducting under front and middle bedroom located in crawlspace crushed causing restricted air flow to front bedrooms.

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8) Comment - The natural gas service was turned off. As a result, some appliances such as water heater(s), forced air furnace(s), gas fireplace(s), stove(s), range(s) and/or gas supply lines weren't fully evaluated. The inspector was unable to test for gas leaks. The gas meter and the Electric meter were located on the West side of the home with the Water Meter located on the South side of the property

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9) Comment - Bedroom bath under demo, excluded from this inspection.

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10) - Step up from Laundry room to Living Area a safety concern, poses a trip hazard.

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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.
Condition of fences and gates: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Fence and gate material: Chain link
Site profile: Level
Condition of driveway: Appeared serviceable
Driveway material: Poured in place concrete
11) Major Defect, Repair/Replace, Evaluate - Section of chain link fence missing in rear. Most or all of the fencing was damaged or deteriorated. A qualified contractor should evaluate and replace or repair sections as necessary.
 
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: Wood
Condition of foundation and footings: Appeared serviceable
Foundation type: Crawlspace
Foundation material: Post and pier
Footing material: Poured in place concrete
Condition of floor substructure: Appeared serviceable
Pier or support post material: Wood
Beam material: Solid wood
Floor structure: Solid wood joists
Condition of crawl space: Appeared serviceable
Crawl space inspection method: Viewed from hatch
Insulation material underneath floor above: None visible
Ventilation: Appears serviceable
Vapor barrier present: Not determined
12) Major Defect, Repair/Replace - No insulation was installed under the floor in the crawl space. A qualified contractor should install insulation for better energy efficiency and as per standard building practices with an R rating recommended for this area. For more information, visit:
http://www.eere.energy.gov/consumer/tips/insulation.html

13) Repair/Replace, Evaluate - Rot or water damage was found at one or more sections of trim, soffits, fascia. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary. All rotten wood should be replaced.

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14) Repair/Maintain - One or more minor cracks (1/8 inch or less) were found in the foundation. These don't appear to be a structural concern, but recommend sealing them to prevent water infiltration and monitoring them in the future. Numerous products exist to seal such cracks including hydraulic cement, resilient caulks and epoxy sealants.

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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: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Roof type: Gable
Age of roof surface(s): 8 to 10 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
Apparent number of layers of roof surface material: Three
Condition of exposed flashings: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Condition of attic: Not Viewed. No Access found
15) Repair/Replace, Evaluate - The roof structure needed repair in one or more areas due to the following conditions: over spanning and sagging. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary, and as per standard building practices. Sagging of roof most likely caused by excessive weight excerted on the structure by the additional layers of shingles. Two layers are the maximum that should be on a roof at one time

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16) Repair/Replace, Evaluate - Rot or water damage was found at one or more sections of the roof structure, including: soffits, fascia, sheathing. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary. All rotten wood should be replaced.
17) Repair/Replace, Evaluate - Roof repairs were needed in many sections of the flat or low slope roof due to the following conditions: cracking, deterioration. Leaks may occur as a result. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary. Suggest resealing the seams on the flat roof with roofing tar, including the flashing adjacent to the main structure.

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18) Repair/Replace, Evaluate - Some roof flashings were corroded. Leaks may occur as a result. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary. Seal all roof flashings with roofing tar.

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19) Maintain - Debris had accumulated in one or more gutters. This is a conducive condition for wood destroying insects since gutters may overflow and cause water to come in contact with the building exterior or make water accumulate around the foundation. Gutters should be cleaned now and as necessary in the future.

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20) Comment - All attic and roof structure sections were not evaluated due to lack of access from the following conditions: no hatch found. However, vent pipe seals appeared to be deteriorated. Perma-Boot vent boots can be purchased to repair these types of vents.

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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.
 
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: Overhead
Number of service conductors: 3
Service voltage (volts): 120
Service amperage (amps): 200 Cutler Hammer
Primary service overload protection type: Circuit breakers
Service entrance conductor material: Copper
Main disconnect rating (amps): 100 Cutler Hammer
System ground: Ground rod(s) in soil
Condition of main service panel: Appeared serviceable
Condition of sub: Appeared serviceable
Location of main service panel #A: Garage
Location of sub-panel #B: In Sunken Living Room
Location of main disconnect: Breaker at bottom 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: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Smoke detectors present: Yes
Carbon monoxide detectors present: No
Smoke detector power source: Battery
21) Safety, Repair/Replace, Evaluate - Some receptacle boxes were loose. This is a potential safety hazard for shock or fire. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary.
22) Safety, Repair/Replace, Evaluate - Many open ground, three-pronged grounding type receptacles were found. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of shock. A qualified electrician should evaluate and make repairs as necessary.

Grounding type receptacles were first required in residential structures during the 1960s. Based on the age of this structure and/or the absence of 2-pronged receptacles, repairs should be made by correcting wiring circuits as necessary so all receptacles are grounded as per standard building practices. Replacement of three-pronged receptacles with 2-pronged receptacles is not an acceptable solution.

23) Safety, Repair/Replace, Evaluate - One or more electric receptacles at the kitchen, bathroom(s), laundry room, exterior had no visible 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, repair as necessary. For more information, visit:
http://www.mikeholt.com/documents/nec/pdf/GFCI_requirement_page2.pdf

24) Safety, Repair/Replace - A three prong receptacle for a clothes dryer was installed. Most modern clothes dryers use both 120 and 240 volts (120 for timers and motors, and 240 for heating elements) and either require, or are more safely installed with, a four wire receptacle. With three conductor wiring, the ground wire rather than a neutral wire is used to carry the return current back for the 120 volt leg. The clothes dryer's metal frame may become energized if the neutral wire becomes loose at the receptacle or panel. While three wire clothes dryer circuits were allowed prior to 1996 and are commonly found, they are considered unsafe due the risk of shock. Recommend having a qualified electrician convert this to a four wire circuit. Note that this may require installing a new circuit wire from the panel to the clothes dryer location.
25) Safety, Repair/Replace - Spliced Wires inside Sub-Panel located in Sunken Living Room. This is a safety hazard and should be corrected.

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26) Safety, Minor Defect - Some switch, receptacle cover plates were missing. They are intended to contain fire and prevent electric shock from exposed wires. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of fire and shock. A qualified person should repair as necessary.

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27) Major Defect, Repair/Replace, Evaluate - The electric service to this property appeared to be rated at substantially less than 200 amps, and may be inadequate for the client's needs. Recommend consulting with a qualified electrician about upgrading to a 200 amp service. Breaker Box in new addition rated at 200 amps, Service Panel in main structure rated at 100 amps. The mast head appeared to have a cracked head which needs to be replaced.

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28) Comment - Some bulbs in light fixtures were missing, inoperable. As a result, some light fixtures couldn't be fully evaluated. Recommend replacing bulbs to fully evaluate fixtures where necessary.
29) - One or more smoke detectors didn't respond when tested. A qualified person should evaluate and replace smoke detectors, replace batteries or make repairs as necessary. For more information, visit:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/5077.html

30) - Double Tapping on a single breaker in Sub-Panel B. This poses a safety and electrical hazard by over tasking a single breaker making it vulnerable to overheating.

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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
Location of main water meter: Front of lot by the street
Location of main water shut: At front base of structure
Water service: Public
Water pressure (psi): 45 PSI
Service pipe material: Galvanized steel
Condition of supply lines: Appeared serviceable
Supply pipe material: CPVC
Condition of drain pipes: Appeared serviceable
Drain pipe material: Galvanized steel
Condition of waste lines: Appeared serviceable
Waste pipe material: Galvanized steel
Vent pipe condition: Appeared serviceable
Vent pipe material: Galvanized steel
Condition of fuel system: Appeared serviceable
Location of main fuel shut: North East side of house
31) Safety, Repair/Replace - No local gas shut-off valve within easy reach was visible for the gas-fired water heater. Standard building practices require that each gas appliance have a local shut-off valve within easy reach of the appliance. A qualified contractor should install local shut-off valves where necessary as per standard building practices.

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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
Estimated age: August 2004
Energy source: Natural gas
Capacity (in gallons): 40
Manufacturer: Kenmore
Model: H04A019647
Location of water heater: In Garage
Condition of venting system: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
32) Safety, Repair/Replace, Evaluate - Flue pipe sections or connections were Dis-connected. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary. A flexible hose was used for the hot water outlet on the water heater, this is a safety hazard and should be replaced with a flexible copper hose designed for this use.

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33) Safety, Repair/Replace - No drain line was installed for the temperature-pressure relief valve. This is a potential safety hazard due to the risk of scalding if someone is standing next to the water heater when the valve opens. A qualified plumber should install a drain line as per standard building practices. For example, extending to 6 inches from the floor, or routed so as to drain outside.

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34) Evaluate, Comment - This water heater was not fully evaluated because the pilot light was off. Recommend that a full evaluation be made by a qualified person when conditions have been corrected so the appliance is operable. Note that as per the standards of practice for NACHI (http://www.nachi.org) and ASHI (www.ashi.org), the inspector is not required to operate shut-off valves, pilot lights or overcurrent protection devices, or any controls other than "normal controls".
35) - The faucet underneath the carport had a frozen stem that prevented the use of the faucet. Water could not be turned on.

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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: Not determined
Location of heating system: Hallway
Heating type: Forced air
Fuel type: Natural gas
Manufacturer: Payne
36) Evaluate, Comment - The furnace heating system was not fully evaluated because the pilot light was off. Recommend that a full evaluation be made by a qualified person when conditions have been corrected so the system is operable. Note that as per the standards of practice for NACHI (http://www.nachi.org) and ASHI (www.ashi.org), the inspector is not required to operate shut-off valves, pilot lights or overcurrent protection devices, or any controls other than "normal controls".
 
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
Location: Hallway
Type: Split system
Manufacturer: Sears
Condition of distribution system: Appeared serviceable
Condition of air filters: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Location of air filters: At end of air handler
37) Repair/Replace, Evaluate - The air handler's condensate tray was leaking. Equipment damage, or water damage to surrounding structures may occur as a result. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary. Floor structure already damaged by condensate drainage.

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38) Repair/Replace - Insulation for the outside condensing unit's refrigerant lines was damaged in some areas. This may result in reduced efficiency and increased energy costs. A qualified person should replace insulation as necessary. There was not data plate on the Cooling Unit so the inspector could not determine the age of the unit.

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39) Repair/Replace - Some air supply registers were missing. The air flow cannot be controlled as a result. Registers should be installed where missing.
40) Maintain - The air filters were dirty.. A qualified person should replace as necessary. Filters should be checked monthly and maintained as necessary in the future.

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Fireplaces / Stoves / Chimneys Return to table of contents
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, nor 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.
Condition of fireplaces, stoves: Appeared serviceable
Location #A: Sunken Living Room
Fireplace type: Masonry
Fuel type: Wood, Natural gas
Condition of chimneys: Appeared serviceable
Chimney type: Masonry
41) Safety, Repair/Maintain - The spark screen for the chimney flue opening at location #A was damaged. Screens prevent the following:

  • Fire hazard from wood fire sparks and embers exiting flues
  • Wildlife (birds, rodents, raccoons, etc.) entering flues

    A qualified person should install or replace screening, or make repairs as necessary. The chiminey flue was inspected and no buildup was observed

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    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 dishwasher: Appeared serviceable Frigidaire PowerWasher 1100
    42) Repair/Replace, Evaluate - Drawers were difficult to open or close in one or more cabinets. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary. Top drawer on far right hand side of counter would not open

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    43) Repair/Replace - The kickplate at the base of the dishwasher was missing. A qualified person should repair or replace as necessary.
     
    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: Hallway Main Bath
    Location #B: Back Bedroom
    Condition of counters: Appeared serviceable
    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 laundry facilities: Appeared serviceable
    Gas supply for laundry equipment present: Not determined
    240 volt receptacle for laundry equipment present: Yes
    44) Repair/Replace, Evaluate - The toilet at the hallway bath was loose. A qualified contractor should remove the toilet for further evaluation and repairs if necessary. A new wax ring should be installed and toilet should be securely anchored to the floor to prevent movement and leaking.
    45) Repair/Maintain - The caulk between the tub and the walls at the hallway bath was missing, deteriorated. A qualified person should repair as necessary.

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    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
    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, Linoleum
    Condition of flooring: Appeared serviceable
    46) Major Defect, Minor Defect - Minor cracks and/or holes were found in ceilings 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. There was major damage to the Living Room ceiling from a past leak. The gypsum ceiling was molded and caveing in from the water exposure and damage.

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    47) Repair/Replace, Evaluate - Many windows that were built to open wouldn't open. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary. Painted Shut, could not evaluate. The window in the back bedroom was boarded up, this is a safety issue as no emergency egress was available for the sleeping area.

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    48) Repair/Replace - Some sections of vinyl flooring had minor deterioration or damage. For example, tears, holes, loose edges or tiles. A qualified person should replace or repair flooring as necessary.
    49) Minor Defect - 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.

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    50) Evaluate - One or more ceiling fans appeared to be inoperable. Recommend asking the property owner about this, and if necessary, having a qualified electrician evaluate and repair as necessary.
     
    Structural Pest Findings Return to table of contents
    Limitations: This report only includes findings from accessible and visible areas on the day of the inspection. In addition to the inaccessible areas documented in this report, examples of other inaccessible areas include: sub areas less than 18 inches in height; attic areas less than five feet in height, areas blocked by ducts, pipes or insulation; areas where locks or permanently attached covers prevent access; areas where insulation would be damaged if traversed; areas obscured by vegetation. All inaccessible areas are subject to infestation or damage from wood destroying organisms. The inspector does not move furnishings, stored items, debris, floor or wall coverings, insulation, or other materials as part of the inspection, nor perform destructive testing. Wood destroying organisms may infest, reinfest or become active at anytime. No warranty is provided as part of this inspection.
     
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