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Key Inspection Service LLC

Website: http://keyinspectionservice.com
Email: stafford@keyinspectionservice.com
Phone: (609) 513-1925
3956 Black Horse Pike Ste B162 
Mays Landing NJ 08330-3107
Inspector: Steven Stafford

 

Property Inspection Report
Client(s): Joe Jones
Property address: XXX Rariton rd
Cranford NJ 07016
Inspection date: 1/31/2010
This report published on Monday, May 10, 2010 6:28:14 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:
SafetyPoses a risk of injury or death 
Major DefectCorrection likely involves a significant expense 
Repair/ReplaceRecommend repairing or replacing 
Repair/MaintainRecommend repair and/or maintenance 
MaintainRecommend ongoing maintenance 
EvaluateRecommend evaluation by a specialist 
MonitorRecommend monitoring in the future 
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
Fireplaces / Stoves / Chimneys
Kitchen
Bathrooms / Laundry / Sinks
Interior Rooms / Areas
 
General Information Return to table of contents
Report number: 1312010
Time started: 9:00
Time finished: 12:00
Inspector: Steven Stafford
Present during inspection: Client, Property owner, Tenant, Realtor
Client present for discussion at end of inspection: Yes
Weather conditions: Partly cloudy
Temperature: Cold
Ground condition: Damp
Inspection fee: $ XXX
Type of building: Single family
Age of building(s): 50+
Source for building age: Property owner
Front of building faces: Southeast
Occupied: Yes, Furniture or stored items were present
1) Safety, Comment - Structures built prior to 1980 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 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:
http://www.epa.gov
http://www.cpsc.gov
http://www.cdc.gov
 
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
Condition of driveway: Appeared serviceable
Driveway material: Asphalt
Condition of sidewalks and/or patios: Appeared serviceable
Sidewalk material: Poured in place concrete
Condition of decks, porches and/or balconies: Appeared serviceable
Deck, porch and/or balcony material: Concrete
Exterior stair material: Concrete
2) Repair/Maintain - Vegetation such as trees, shrubs and/or vines was in contact with or less than one foot from the building exterior. Vegetation can serve as a conduit for wood destroying insects and may retain moisture against the exterior after it rains. Vegetation should be pruned and/or removed as necessary to maintain a one foot clearance between it and the building exterior.
3) Comment - Minor cracks, settlement, heaving and/or deterioration were found in the driveway. However they don't appear to be a structural concern and no trip hazards were found. No immediate action is recommended, but the client may wish to have repairs made or have cracked sections replaced for aesthetic reasons.
 
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: asbestos shingle siding
Condition of foundation and footings: Sections of the foundation that were above grade and visible were found to be in serviceable condition.
Foundation type: Finished basement
Foundation material: Poured in place concrete
Footing material: Not determined
Condition of floor substructure: Appeared serviceable
Pier or support post material: Steel
Beam material: Built up wood
Floor structure: Solid wood joists
Condition of the basement: Appeared serviceable
4) Safety, Comment - Based on the appearance of the siding and the age of this structure, some, most or all of the exterior siding material may contain asbestos. The client should be aware of this when considering repairs to or replacement of this siding, and consult with qualified testing labs and/or abatement contractors as necessary. For more information on asbestos in the home, visit:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/453.html

5) Repair/Replace, Evaluate, Monitor - Evidence of prior water intrusion was found in one or more sections of the basement. For example, water stains at support post bases, efflorescence on the foundation etc. 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

    Ideally, water should not enter basements, but if water must be controlled after it enters the basement, then typical repairs include installing a sump pump.
    6) Repair/Replace, Evaluate - Rot or water damage was found at one or more sections of trim, window sills, window frames. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary. All rotten wood should be replaced.
    7) Repair/Maintain - Caulk was deteriorated in areas. For example around windows and doors. A qualified person should repair or replace as necessary. For more information, visit:
    http://www.reporthost.com/_docs/FPL_Caulking_Ins_Outs.pdf

    8) Comment - Portions of the foundation and the entire footing section were obscured by being below grade and couldn't be fully evaluated.
    9) Comment - Many sections of the floor substructure were not fully evaluated due lack of access from ducts or pipes, stored items and ceiling finishes.
    10) Comment - basement sections were not evaluated due to lack of access from the following conditions: stored items and couldn't be fully evaluated.
     
    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: Near, at or beyond service life
    Roof type: Gable
    Age of roof surface(s): 15+
    Source for building age: Property owner
    Roof inspection method: Viewed from ground with binoculars
    Condition of exposed flashings: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Condition of gutters, downspouts and extensions: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Gutter and downspout material: Metal
    Gutter and downspout installation: Full
    Condition of attic: Cape Cod style house with verylimited attic space. Attic area viewed from scuttle hatch only. Restricted access do to size of opening
    Attic inspection method: Viewed from hatch(es)
    Roof structure type: dimensional framing members
    Ceiling structure: Ceiling beams
    Ceiling insulation material: Fiberglass roll or batt
    Ceiling insulation depth: 4 -6"
    Vapor retarder: Not determined
    Roof ventilation: Not determined, none visable.
    11) Major Defect, Evaluate - All sections of the composition shingle roof surface appeared to be near the end of their service life and will likely need replacing in the near future, even with repairs. The client should budget for a replacement roof surface, and may want to have a qualified roofing contractor evaluate.

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    12) Repair/Replace, Evaluate - Many roof flashings were deteriorated. Leaks may occur as a result. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary.
    13) Repair/Replace, Evaluate - Many gutters, downspouts were corroded. Water may accumulate around the building foundation as a result. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary.
    14) Repair/Replace, Evaluate - Extensions such as splash blocks or drain pipes for many downspouts were missing. Water may accumulate around the building foundation as a result. A qualified person should evaluate and repair, replace or install as necessary
    15) 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.
    16) Comment - Because of the roof covering type, roof configuration, weather, the inspector was unable to traverse the roof and wasn't able to fully evaluate the entire roof.
    17) Comment - All attic and roof structure sections were not evaluated due to lack of access from the following conditions: limited height.
    18) Comment - Attic spaces less than 30 inches in height appeared to exist in this building and had no access. This is acceptable as per standard building practices. However, these spaces were not inspected and are excluded from this inspection.
     
    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 detached garage or carport structure: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of garage vehicle door(s): Appeared serviceable
    Garage vehicle door type: Swinging
    Number of vehicle doors: 1
    Condition of garage floor: obstructed view due to stored belongings
    Condition of garage interior: obstructed view due to stored items
    Garage ventilation: Not determined
    19) Comment - Many floor areas were obscured by stored items, debris and couldn't be evaluated. These areas are excluded from the inspection.

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    20) Comment - Many wall areas were obscured by stored items, debris and couldn't be evaluated. These areas are excluded from the inspection.
     
    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: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Primary service type: Overhead
    Service voltage (volts): 240
    Service amperage (amps): Not determined
    Primary service overload protection type: Fuses
    Service entrance conductor material: Copper
    Main disconnect rating (amps): 150
    System ground: Cold water supply pipes
    Condition of main service panel: Appeared serviceable
    Location of main service panel #A: Utility room
    Location of main disconnect: Breaker at top of main service panel
    Branch circuit wiring type: Non-metallic sheathed, (BX) Armor clad flexible
    Condition of branch circuit wiring: Serviceable
    Condition of smoke detectors: Appeared serviceable
    Smoke detector power source: Battery
    21) Safety, Repair/Replace, Evaluate - Based on the shape of the electric meter socket enclosure, the size of the service entrance conductors, and/or the rating of the main disconnect device, the electric meter socket enclosure appeared to be undersized for this electric service. This is a potential fire hazard. A qualified electrician should evaluate and repair if necessary.

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    22) Safety, Repair/Replace, Evaluate - Based on the size of the rating of the main service panel, the size of the service conductor wires, and/or the rating of the main disconnect device, the main service panel appeared to be undersized. This is a potential fire hazard. A qualified electrician should evaluate and repair if necessary.

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    23) Safety, Repair/Replace, Evaluate - One or more overcurrent protection devices (circuit breakers or fuses) in panel #A were "double tapped", where 2 or more wires were clamped in a terminal designed for only one wire. This is a safety hazard since the bolt or screw may tighten securely against one wire, but leave others loose. Arcing, sparks and fires may result. A qualified electrician should evaluate and repair as necessary.

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    24) Safety, Repair/Replace, Evaluate - Two-pronged electric receptacles rather than three-pronged, grounded receptacles were installed in many areas. They are considered to be unsafe by today's standards and limit the ability to use appliances that require a ground in these rooms. Examples of appliances that require grounded receptacles include:

  • Computer hardware
  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Air conditioners
  • Clothes washers
  • Clothes dryers
  • Dishwashers
  • Kitchen food waste disposers
  • Information technology equipment
  • Sump pumps
  • Electrical aquarium equipment
  • Hand-held motor-operated tools
  • Stationary and fixed motor-operated tools
  • Light industrial motor-operated tools
  • Hedge clippers
  • Lawn mowers

    This list is not exhaustive. A qualified electrician should evaluate and install grounded receptacles as per the client's needs and standard building practices.
    25) Safety, Repair/Replace - The service drop wires were in contact with trees or vegetation. The utility company should prune or remove trees as necessary to prevent straining or abrading the service drop wires.
    26) Safety, Repair/Replace - One or more exterior electric receptacles were being used for appliances or systems that are constantly in use, and were not equipped with a "while in use" receptacle covers for wet locations[/url]. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of shock and fire. "While in use" covers should be installed where necessary. For more information, visit:
    http://www.google.com/search?q=while+in+use+receptacle+cover

    27) Safety, Evaluate - Branch circuit wiring installed in buildings built prior to the mid 1980s is typically rated for a maximum temperature of only 60 degrees Centigrade. This includes non-metallic sheathed (Romex) wiring, and both BX and AC metal clad flexible wiring. Knob and tube wiring, typically installed in homes built prior to 1950 may be rated for even lower maximum temperatures. Newer electric fixtures including lighting and fans typically require wiring rated for 90 degrees Centigrade. Connecting older, 60 degree-rated wiring to such newer fixtures is a potential safety hazard due to the risk of fire. Repairs for such conditions often involve replacing the last few feet of wiring to newer fixtures with new 90 degree-rated wire. This often requires installing a junction box to join the old and new wiring.

    It is beyond the scope of this inspection to determine if such incompatible components are installed, or to determine the extent to which they're installed. Based on the age of this building, the client should be aware that this safety hazard may be present in this building. Recommend consulting with the property owner to determine if and when newer fixtures were installed, and/or to have a qualified electrician evaluate and repair as per standard building practices.
     
    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: basement utility room
    Location of main water shut: basement utility room
    Water service: Public
    Service pipe material: Copper
    Condition of supply lines: Appeared serviceable
    Supply pipe material: Copper
    Condition of drain pipes: Appeared serviceable
    Drain pipe material: Not determined
    Condition of waste lines: Appeared serviceable
    Waste pipe material: Cast iron
    Condition of fuel system: Appeared serviceable
    Location of main fuel shut: at meter
    28) Safety, Comment - Copper water supply pipes in buildings built prior to 1986 may be joined with solder that contains lead. Lead is a known health hazard, especially for children. Laws were passed in 1985 prohibiting the use of lead in solder, but prior to that solder normally contained about 50 percent lead. The client should be aware of this, especially if children will be living in this structure. Evaluating for the presence of lead in this structure is not included in this inspection. The client should consider having a qualified lab test for lead, and if necessary take steps to reduce or remove lead from the water supply. Various solutions such as these may be advised:

  • Flush water taps or faucets. Do not drink water that has been sitting in the plumbing lines for more than six hours.
  • Install appropriate filters at points of use.
  • Use only cold water for cooking and drinking. Hot water dissolves lead more quickly than cold water.
  • Use bottled or distilled water.
  • Treat well water to make it less corrosive.
  • Have a qualified plumbing contractor replace supply pipes and/or plumbing components as necessary.

    For more information visit:
    http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PUBS/5056.html
    http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead/index.html

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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
    Energy source: Natural gas
    Capacity (in gallons): 40
    Manufacturer: Rheem
    Model: 21V40s2
    Condition of burners: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of venting system: Appeared serviceable
    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.
    29) Safety, Repair/Replace, Evaluate - Flue pipe sections or connections were loose . This is a safety hazard due to the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary.

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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: Appeared serviceable
    Location of heating system: Utility room
    Heating type: Forced air
    Fuel type: Natural gas
    Manufacturer: Carrier
    Model: 58ssc075101ec
    Condition of burners: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of venting system: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of combustion air supply: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of distribution system: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of controls: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of air filters: Appeared serviceable
    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.
    30) Repair/Maintain, Evaluate - The last service date of this system appeared to be more than one year 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 one year ago, a qualified contractor should service this system and make repairs if necessary. This servicing should be performed annually in the future.

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    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: Not determined
    Manufacturer: Carrier
    Condition of distribution system: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of air filters: Appeared serviceable
    31) Comment - The outdoor air temperature was below 60 degrees Fahrenheit during the inspection. Because of this, the inspector was unable to operate and fully evaluate the cooling system.

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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 chimneys: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Chimney type: Masonry
    32) Safety, Repair/Replace - No spark screen or rain cap was installed for the chimney flue at location #A. Spark screens prevent the following:

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

    Rain caps prevent the following:

  • Rainwater entering flues and mixing with combustion deposits, creating caustic chemicals which can corrode flues
  • Rainwater entering flues and causing damage to masonry from freeze-thaw cycles

    A qualified person should install screening and rain caps as per standard building practices.

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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
    Condition of range, cooktop: Appeared serviceable
    Range, cooktop type: Natural gas
    Condition of refrigerator: Appeared serviceable
     
    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: 1st floor main bath
    Location #C: 2nd floor powder room
    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: Yes
    33) Comment - Minor wear was found at the sink at location #A, B.
     
    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: Wood
    Condition of exterior entry doors: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Condition of interior doors: Appeared serviceable
    Type of windows: Wood
    Condition of windows: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Wall type or covering: Plaster
    Condition of walls: Appeared serviceable
    Ceiling type or covering: Plaster
    Condition of ceilings: Appeared serviceable
    Flooring type or covering: Carpet, Wood
    Condition of flooring: Appeared serviceable
    34) Repair/Replace, Evaluate - Many windows that were built to open were difficult to open and close. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary.
    35) Repair/Replace - One or more exterior doors had moderate deterioration. A qualified person should repair or replace as necessary.
    36) Repair/Replace - The weatherstrip around one or more exterior doors was missing. A qualified person should repair or replace as necessary.
    37) Repair/Maintain, Evaluate - The caulking at many windows was deteriorated. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary. For more information, visit:
    http://www.google.com/search?q=replacing+glazing+putty

     
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