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490 Boquest Blvd 
Paradise CA 95969-4515
Inspector: Steven Waterman
NACHI #06092992

 

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Client(s): P R
Property address: Oroville, Ca. 95966
Inspection date: 11/3/2011
This report published on Friday, April 13, 2012 9:54:32 AM PDT

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NOTE:

The findings and recommendations contained in this report are based on the newest and most up to date construction and safety standards in the industry. Some deficiencies may not have been recognized as such at the time the structure was built or remodeled. Other deficiencies are aimed at energy efficiency or air quality, and are not required building restrictions or practices.

Look First Inspections is not a specialist in code compliance or zoning restrictions, and no part of the report should be considered as required repair and/or replacement.


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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 
Minor DefectCorrection likely involves only a minor expense 
MaintainRecommend ongoing maintenance 
EvaluateRecommend evaluation by a specialist 
MonitorRecommend monitoring in the future 
CommentFor your information 

Wood Destroying Organism Concerns
Concerns relating to wood destroying organisms are shown as follows:
InfestationEvidence of infestation of wood destroying insects or organisms (Live or dead insect bodies, fungal growth, etc.) 
DamageDamage caused by wood destroying insects or organisms (Rot, carpenter ant galleries, etc.) 
Conducive 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 / Foundation
Roof / Attic
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: 1268
Time started: 9:00 am
Time finished: 12:55 pm
Client present for discussion at end of inspection: Yes
Weather conditions: Cloudy
Temperature: Cool
Ground condition: Dry
Type of building: Single family
Age of building(s): 61 years
Source for building age: Property listing
Front of building faces: West
Occupied: No
1) 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

Photo 80  
Above water heater

Photo 81  
Above water heater

2) Evidence of rodent infestation was found in the form of feces, poison, dead rodents in one or more areas including the attic. Recommend consulting with the property owner about this. A qualified person should make repairs to seal openings in the structure, set traps, and clean rodent waste as necessary. Recommend following guidelines in these Center for Disease Control articles:
http://www.cdc.gov/rodents/prevent_rodents/seal_up.htm
http://www.cdc.gov/rodents/prevent_rodents/trap_up.htm
http://www.cdc.gov/rodents/prevent_rodents/clean_up.htm

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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.
The following items are excluded from this inspection: Shed, Carport, BBQ
Condition of fences and gates: Appeared serviceable
Fence and gate material: Wood, Chain link
Condition of retaining walls: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Retaining wall material: Block, Rock
Site profile: Moderate slope
Condition of driveway: Appeared serviceable
Driveway material: Asphalt, Poured in place concrete
Condition of sidewalks and/or patios: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Sidewalk material: Poured in place concrete, Paving stones
Condition of deck, patio and/or porch covers: Appeared serviceable
Deck, patio, porch cover material and type: Covered (Refer to Roof section)
Condition of decks, porches and/or balconies: Appeared serviceable
Condition of guardrails: Appeared serviceable
Deck, porch and/or balcony material: Concrete
Condition of exterior stairs: Appeared serviceable
Condition of handrails: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Exterior stair material: Concrete
3) One or more trip hazards were found in sidewalk and/or patio sections. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace sections as necessary to eliminate trip hazards.

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North side garage

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North side garage

4) Handrails at one or more flights of stairs were missing. This is a safety hazard. Standard building practices require that handrails be:

  • Installed at stairs with three or more risers
  • Sized and shaped so your hand can encircle them
  • Permanently and securely attached, and able to withstand a 200 pound force in any direction at any point
  • Continuous and extend for the entire flight of the stairs
  • Located between 30 and 38 inches above the leading edge of the stair treads

    A qualified person should repair, replace or install as necessary and as per standard building practices.

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    Front steps

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    South steps

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    Steps to garage
     

    5) Cracks, deterioration, leaning and/or bowing were found in one or more retaining walls. A qualified person should evaluate and repair or replace sections as necessary.

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    West side, by street

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    West side, by street

    6) One or more planter boxes were damaged or deteriorated. A qualified person should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

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    North side front porch
     

    7) One or more large trees were very close to the foundation. Tree roots can cause significant structural damage to foundations. Recommend having a qualified tree service contractor or arborist remove trees as necessary to prevent damage to the building's foundation.

    NOTE: Palm tree, East side.

    8) Minor cracks and/or deterioration were found in one or more retaining walls. Recommend repairing cracks with mortar, elastomeric sealant, or other suitable material to prevent water intrusion and further deterioration. The client should monitor such walls in the future for continued deterioration (cracking, leaning, bowing, etc.). Repairs and/or replacement by a qualified contractor may be necessary in the future.

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    9) 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.

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    West side

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    North side

    10) Many fence sections, gates were obscured by vegetation and couldn't be fully evaluated.
    11) Some retaining wall sections were obscured by vegetation and couldn't be fully evaluated.
    12) Minor cracks, settlement, heaving and/or deterioration were found in one or more sidewalk or patio sections, and 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.

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    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: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Apparent wall structure: Concrete block
    Condition of foundation and footings: Appeared serviceable
    Foundation type: Slab on grade
    Foundation material: Concrete block
    Footing material: Not determined
    Condition of concrete slab floor(s): Appeared serviceable
    13) Some sections of siding and/or trim were cracked, damaged, substandard. A qualified person should evaluate and repair, replace or install as necessary.

    Photo 4  
    Front entry

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    North side front porch

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    South side front porch

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    North side front porch

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    West side

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    North side

    Photo 61  
    Above front porch

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    South side

    Photo 22  
    NW corner garage

    Photo 30  
    West side garage

    Photo 44  
    Back patio
     

    14) One or more exhaust duct end caps were missing. 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 may pose a fire hazard. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary.

    Photo 45  
    Back patio
     

    15) The exterior finish in some areas was failing. A qualified contractor should prep (pressure wash, scrape, sand, prime caulk, etc.) and repaint or restain areas as needed and as per standard building practices.

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    East side
     

    16) Many foundation and/or footings sections were obscured by being below grade and couldn't be fully evaluated.
    17) All concrete slab floor sections were obscured by carpeting 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: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Roof type: Gable, Hipped
    Age of roof surface(s): 20+ years
    Source for building age: Inspector's estimate
    Roof inspection method: Traversed
    Condition of shingle and/or shake roof surface materials: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Roof surface material: Asphalt or fiberglass composition shingles
    Apparent number of layers of roof surface material: Two
    Condition of exposed flashings: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of gutters, downspouts and extensions: Beyond service life
    Gutter and downspout material: Metal
    Gutter and downspout installation: Full
    Condition of attic: Required repair and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Attic inspection method: Partially traversed
    Roof structure type: Trusses, Rafters
    Ceiling insulation material: Fiberglass loose fill
    Vapor retarder: None
    Roof ventilation: Appears serviceable
    18) Rot or water damage was found at one or more sections of the roof structure, including: rafter tails. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary. All rotten wood should be replaced.

    Photo 42  
    Back patio

    Photo 43  
    Back patio

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    19) Substandard repairs were found in some sections of the composition shingle roof surfaces. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary.

    Photo 60  
    East face
     

    20) Roof repairs were needed because some composition shingles had the following conditions: missing shingles, cracking, damage. Leaks may occur as a result. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary.

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    East side garage

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    SE corner garage

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    SW corner garage

    21) Extensions such as splashblocks or drain pipes for many downspouts were missing, substandard, damaged. Water may accumulate around the building foundation as a result. A qualified person should evaluate and repair, replace or install as necessary

    Photo 3  
    South side front porch

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    NW corner

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    East side

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    East side

    Photo 47  
    SE corner
     

    22) One or more exhaust fan ducts in the attic were missing, not connected to a vent cap. This is a conducive condition for wood destroying insects and organisms due to increased moisture levels in the attic from the exhaust air. A qualified person should evaluate and make permanent repairs as necessary and as per standard building practices, so all exhaust air is vented outside.

    Photo 77  
    Above bathroom off utility room

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    Above bathroom off utility room

    23) Many gutters were missing, leaking, corroded, damaged. Water may accumulate around the building foundation as a result. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary.

    Photo 2  
    South side front porch

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    NW corner

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    West side garage

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    East side

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    East side

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    East side

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    East side garage

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    West side garage

    24) One or more chimneys were wider than two feet and no cricket was installed. A cricket is a small peaked saddle on top of the basic roof and behind the chimney that sheds water off to the sides. Debris such as leaves, needles, moss, etc. is likely to accumulate above the chimney because of the wide chimney. Leaks may occur as a result. The client should monitor this area for accumulated debris in the future. If debris is found to accumulate above the chimney, then a qualified contractor should install a cricket.

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    25) 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.
    26) Moss was growing on the roof. As a result, shingles may lift or be damaged. Leaks may result and/or the roof surface may fail prematurely. This is a conducive condition for wood destroying insects and organisms. Efforts should be taken to kill the moss during its growing season (wet months). Typically zinc-based chemicals are used for this, and must be applied periodically. For information on various moss treatment products and their pros and cons, visit:
    http://bryophytes.science.oregonstate.edu/page24.htm

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    27) Trees were overhanging roof and were within 10 feet of roof vertically. This is a conducive condition for wood destroying insects and organisms since organic debris such as leaves or needles are more likely to accumulate on the roof surface. Accumulated debris may cause water to enter gaps in the roof surface and leak into attic and/or interior spaces. Trees should be pruned so they are at least 10 feet above roof, or don't overhang the roof.

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    28) Stains were visible on the roof structure in one or more areas. These areas were dry at the time of the inspection. The stains may be caused by a past leak. Recommend asking the property owner about past leaks. The client should monitor these areas in the future, especially after heavy rains, to determine if active leaks exist. If leaks are found, a qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary.

    Photo 79  
    Above water heater

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    North side of chimney

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    29) This asphalt or fiberglass composition roof surface had two or more layers of roofing materials. When this roof is replaced, recommend a complete "tear off", where all existing layers of roofing are removed before installing new roofing materials. For 20-year rated composition shingles, additional layers of material reduce the new roof material's lifespan as follows:

  • 16-20 years - First roof
  • 12-16 years - Second layer on existing roof

    Removing existing roofing materials will significantly increase the cost of the next roof.
    30) Some attic and roof structure sections were not evaluated due to lack of access from the following conditions: limited height, ducts or pipes blocking.

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    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: 2
    Service voltage (volts): 120/240
    Service amperage (amps): 200
    Primary service overload protection type: Circuit breakers
    Service entrance conductor material: Unable to determine
    Main disconnect rating (amps): 200
    System ground: Cold water supply pipes
    Condition of main service panel: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Condition of sub: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Location of main service panel #A: Building exterior
    Location of sub panel #B: North side, left of main panel
    Location of main disconnect: Breaker at top of main service panel
    Branch circuit wiring type: Nonmetallic sheathed
    Condition of branch circuit wiring: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    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: Yes
    31) The service drop wires to the garage were less than 10 feet above ground or walkways. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of shock. The utility company should evaluate and repair as necessary.

    Photo 23  
    North side garage
     

    32) One or more conductors passed through panel #B without terminating at an overcurrent protection device such as a circuit breaker or fuse. Standard building practices prohibit this practice. Recommend having a qualified electrician evaluate and determine if this installation is acceptable, and make repairs if necessary.

    NOTE: This appears to be an old panel box. The old wiring has been extended to the new panel. This is a substandard practice. A qualified electrician should evaluate and repair as necessary.

    Photo 112  
    Old panel box
     

    33) This property had one or more Zinsco brand main service or sub panels (panel #A). These panels and their circuit breakers have a variety of problems including:

  • Bus bars made from aluminum that tend to oxidize and corrode
  • Breakers that don't trip under normal overload conditions
  • Breakers that appear to be tripped when they're not

    These problems are a safety hazard due to the risk of fire. Recommend having a qualified electrician replace any and all Zinsco brand panels.

    If the Zinsco panel(s) are not replaced, then a qualified electrician should thoroughly evaluate the panel(s) and components within and make repairs as necessary. Recommend installing smoke detectors above Zinsco panels.

    For more information, visit:
    http://www.inspect-ny.com/electric/Zinsco.htm

    Photo 111  
    Main panel

    Photo 113  
    Main panel

    Photo 114  
    Main panel
     

    34) Panel #C used older style, "Edison" base fuses. This type of fuse allows anyone to install incorrectly rated fuses, possibly resulting in damage to wiring. Recommend that a qualified electrician evaluate this panel and the wiring to determine if damage has occurred, and repair or replace components and/or wiring as necessary.

    Photo 118  
    Mechanical room
     

    35) One or more sections of wiring that weren't terminated were found. This is a potential safety hazard due to the risk of shock. A qualified electrician should evaluate and repair as necessary. For example, cutting the wire to length and terminating the wire with wire nuts in a securely anchored, covered, properly sized junction box.

    Photo 68  
    Back patio

    Photo 69  
    Back patio

    Photo 72  
    Back patio

    Photo 74  
    Above utility room

    Photo 123  
    Utility room
     

    36) Wire splices were exposed due to not being contained in a covered junction box. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of shock and fire. A qualified electrician should evaluate and make repairs as necessary. For example, install securely mounted junction boxes with cover plates where needed to contain wiring splices.

    Photo 32  
    SE corner

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    37) Extension cords were being used as permanent wiring in one or more areas. They should only be used for portable equipment on a temporary basis. Using extension cords as permanent wiring poses a fire and shock hazard, and is an indication that wiring is inadequate and should be updated. Extension cords may be undersized. Connections may not be secure, resulting in power fluctuations, damage to equipment, and sparks that could start a fire. Extension cords should be removed as necessary, or a qualified electrician should evaluate and make repairs as necessary. For example, install additional circuits and/or electric receptacles.

    Photo 84  
    Micro wave alcove
     

    38) Flexible lamp or appliance cord was being used for permanent wiring in one or more areas. This wiring is not intended to be used as permanent wiring, and poses a safety hazard of shock and fire. A qualified electrician should evaluate and make repairs as necessary.

    Photo 130  
    NW bedroom
     

    39) receptacle boxes were loose, damaged. This is a potential safety hazard for shock or fire. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary.

    Photo 121  
    Utility room
     

    40) Some receptacles were broken, damaged, scorched. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of shock and fire. A qualified electrician should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

    Photo 73  
    Back patio

    Photo 119  
    SE bedroom

    Photo 122  
    Utility room

    Photo 126  
    Living room

    Photo 127  
    NE bedroom

    Photo 129  
    NW bedroom

    41) Some electric receptacles had reverse-polarity wiring, where the hot and neutral wires are reversed. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of shock. A qualified electrician should evaluate and make repairs as necessary.

    Photo 128  
    NW bedroom
     

    42) 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.
    43) Some 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.

    Photo 70  
    Back patio

    Photo 125  
    Kitchen

    Photo 120  
    SE bedroom
     

    44) One or more wall-mounted electric switches were within reach of shower stalls. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of shock. At a minimum, the client should be aware of the shock hazard this represents and never operate such switches while showering. Ideally, a qualified electrician should evaluate and move switches as necessary, or a qualified contractor should make modifications as necessary so wall switches are unreachable from shower stalls.

    Photo 82  
    Utility bathroom
     

    45) One or more sections of outdoor wiring were exposed, and should be protected by conduit rated for exterior use, because the wiring is not rated for exterior use, subject to damage. A qualified electrician should evaluate and repair as necessary.

    Photo 21  
    North side garage

    Photo 66  
    North side garage

    Photo 85  
    Electric supply line to shed
     

    46) Some conduit sections and/or fittings were loose, deteriorated, separated. This is a potential safety hazard for shock or fire. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary.

    Photo 20  
    North side garage
     

    47) The service drop wires to the garage 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.

    Photo 71  
    Electric supply line(s) to garage
     

    48) The cover to panel #A was missing or not installed. This is a safety hazard for shock. A qualified person should replace missing components as necessary.

    NOTE: Fasteners damaged.

    Photo 108  
    Main panel

    Photo 115  
    Main panel

    49) Smoke detectors were missing from bedrooms, from hallways leading to bedrooms. Additional smoke detectors should be installed as necessary so a functioning one exists in each hallway leading to bedrooms, in each bedroom, and one each level of the building. For more information, visit http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/5077.html
    50) One or more screws were missing from the dead front to panel #A and should be replaced. Because energized wiring may exist behind the holes with the missing screws, recommend that a qualified, licensed electrician replace these screws, or that care be taken to ensure that the new screws do not come in contact with wiring inside the panel when they are installed. Stock screws from the panel manufacturer should be used, or their equivalent.

    Photo 109  
    Main panel
     

    51) cover plates on junction, receptacle boxes 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.

    Photo 75  
    Above bathroom off utility room

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    Above bathroom off utility room

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    Photo 124  
    Kitchen
     

    52) 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 http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/5077.html
    53) One or more electric receptacles at the following "wet" locations appeared to have no ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection: kitchen, bathroom(s), garage, exterior. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of shock. Recommend having a qualified electrician 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

    54) The legend for overcurrent protection devices (breakers or fuses) in panel #A, C was missing, substandard. Recommend installing, updating or correcting the legend as necessary so it's accurate. Evaluation by a qualified electrician may be necessary.

    Photo 110  
    Main panel

    Photo 117  
    Mechanical room

    55) One or more lamp covers were missing, damaged and should be replaced as necessary.

    NOTE: Kitchen

    56) Some light fixtures were inoperable. Recommend further evaluation by replacing bulb(s) and/or consulting with the property owner. Repairs or replacement of the light fixture(s) by a qualified electrician may be necessary.

    Photo 83  
    Utility bathroom

    Photo 131  
    Kitchen

    57) Many 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.
     
    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: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Location of main water meter: SW corner of lot by street.
    Location of main water shut: North side
    Water service: Public
    Service pipe material: Copper, Galvanized steel
    Condition of supply lines: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Supply pipe material: Galvanized steel
    Condition of waste lines: Appeared serviceable
    Waste pipe material: Not determined
    Condition of fuel system: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Location of main fuel shut: South side
    58) One or more sections of gas supply pipes were loose or had substandard support. Standard building practices require that gas supply piping be supported by clamps as follows:

  • Every six feet for two inch pipe
  • Every eight feet for 3/4 inch pipe
  • Every 10 feet for 1 1/4 inch pipe

    A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary, and as per standard building practices.

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    Above NE wing

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    Above NE wing

    59) One or more outside faucets were missing backflow prevention devices. These devices reduce the likelihood of polluted or contaminated water entering the potable water supply. This condition can occur when an outside faucet is left in the "on" position with a hose connected and the sprayer head turned off. When pressure in the system fluctuates, water can be drawn back into the water supply pipes from the building. If a chemical sprayer is being used with the hose, those chemicals can enter the water supply pipes.

    Recommend installing backflow prevention devices on all exterior hose bibs where missing. They are available at most home improvement stores and are easily installed. For more information, visit: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/BODY_AE079

    60) The local gas shut-off valve for the gas-fired furnace was damaged. 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.
    61) Leaks were found in one or more water supply pipes. A qualified plumber should evaluate and repair as necessary.

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    North side
     

    62) One or more sections of water supply pipes were loose or had substandard support. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary, and as per standard building practices.

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    South side
     

    63) Major flow restriction was found at one or more sinks, bathtubs, showers, outside faucets. A qualified plumber should evaluate and repair as necessary.

    NOTE: See condition #59

    64) Water supply lines were routed outside and are subject to freezing. Pipe wrap or foam sleeves are inexpensive and easily installed. Recommend insulating pipes as necessary to prevent pipes from freezing and bursting.

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    South side

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    South side

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    North side
     

    65) Recommend having the septic tank inspected. Recommend having the tank pumped if it was last pumped more than 3 years ago.
    66) Some components of this property's plumbing system were "winterized" at the time of the inspection. The inspector was unable to fully evaluate the plumbing system. This may include toilets, sinks, bathtubs, showers, fixtures and supply, drain, waste and vent lines.
     
    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: Near end of service life
    Type: Tank
    Estimated age: 29
    Energy source: Natural gas
    Capacity (in gallons): 40
    Manufacturer: Kenmore
    Model: 153.336460, ser #L82713841
    Location of water heater: Utility room
    Condition of burners: Near end of service life
    Condition of venting system: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of combustion air supply: Appeared serviceable
    67) Excessive scale was found on the burner or pilot assemblies. This may be caused by condensation in the exhaust flue due to improper drafting and/or continuous use due to the water heater being undersized. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace the water heater as necessary.

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    68) 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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    69) The following conditions were found in the burner chamber: rust, deterioration. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary.

    Photo 135  
     

    70) This water heater was not fully evaluated because the following condition(s) existed: local gas shut-off turned off, pilot light 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".
    71) The estimated useful life for most water heaters is 8 to 12 years. This water heater appears to be beyond this age and/or its useful lifespan and may need replacing at any time. Recommend budgeting for a replacement in the near future.
     
    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: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Location of heating system: Mechanical room
    Heating type: Forced air
    Fuel type: Natural gas
    Approximate BTUs: 150,000 input
    Manufacturer: Carrier
    Model: 58GC150-3A, ser #E5-56079
    Condition of burners: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of venting system: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of combustion air supply: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of distribution system: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Distribution system: Ducts and registers
    Condition of controls: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Condition of air filters: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Location of air filters: Behind return air grill
    72) Significant amounts of debris, dirt and/or dust were visible in one or more sections of supply and/or return air ducts. This can be a health hazard, especially for those with allergies or respiratory problems. The Environmental Protection Association (EPA) recommends considering having ducts professionally cleaned when "ducts are clogged with excessive amounts of dust and debris and/or particles are actually released into the home from your supply registers". At a minimum, the visible debris should be thoroughly cleaned. Recommend having a qualified contractor clean the ducts. For more information on duct cleaning in relation to indoor air quality, visit: http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/airduct.html
    73) 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 heating and cooling contractor should inspect, clean, and service this system, and make repairs if necessary. For safety reasons, and because this system is fueled by gas or oil, this servicing should be performed annually in the future. For more information visit: http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PREREL/prhtml05/05017.html

    Because of the age and/or condition of this furnace, recommend that a qualified heating and cooling technician inspect the heat exchanger and perform a Carbon Monoxide test when it's serviced.

    74) The estimated useful life for most forced air furnaces is 15 to 20 years. This furnace appeared to be beyond this age and/or its useful lifespan and may need replacing or significant repairs at any time. Recommend budgeting for a replacement in the near future.
    75) Some of the insulation on distribution pipes in the attic was damaged. A qualified person should evaluate and replace or repair as necessary for better energy efficiency.

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    76) One or more air supply ducts were disconnected. Increased moisture levels in unconditioned spaces and higher energy costs may result. A qualified contractor should evaluate and make permanent repairs as necessary.

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    77) One or more air supply registers were damaged and should be replaced where necessary.

    NOTE: Adjustment knobs missing.

    78) The digital display on the thermostat was dim, or displaying readings in a substandard way. This is usually caused by a low or dead battery condition. The batteries should be replaced. If this condition persists after replacing the batteries, then a qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary.
    79) One or more air filters were dirty. A qualified person should replace filter(s) as necessary. Filters should be checked monthly and maintained as necessary in the future.
     
    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: Beyond service life
    Location: North side
    Type: Split system
    Estimated age: 28 years
    Approximate tonnage: 5
    Manufacturer: General Electric
    Condition of distribution system: See heating
    Condition of controls: See heating
    Condition of air filters: See heating
    80) The estimated useful life for most cooling systems and heat pumps is 10 to 15 years. This system appears to be beyond this age and/or its useful lifespan and may need replacing or significant repairs at any time. Recommend budgeting for a replacement in the near future.
    81) This system was malfunctioning. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary.
    82) The trap in the air handler's condensate drain line was missing. Standard building practices require a U-shaped trap to be installed to prevent cool air from escaping from the drain line. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary.
    83) Insulation for the outside condensing unit's refrigerant lines was missing, deteriorated in areas. This may result in reduced efficiency and increased energy costs. A qualified person should replace insulation as necessary.

    Photo 136  
    NE corner
     

    84) Vegetation such as trees, shrubs and/or vines were too close to the AC condenser. Standard building practices require that there be at least 12 inches of clearance on all sides and at least four to six feet above. Inadequate clearances around and above can result in reduced efficiency, increased energy costs and/or damage to equipment. Vegetation should be pruned and/or removed as necessary to maintain these clearances.

    Photo 137  
    NE corner
     
     
    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: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Location #A: Living room
    Fireplace type: Masonry with metal liner
    Fuel type: Wood
    Condition of chimneys: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Chimney type: Masonry
    85) A significant amount of creosote (1/8 inch or more) was visible in flue(s) at location # A. A qualified contractor should inspect, clean, and repair if necessary now and annually in the future.

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    86) The hearth at location #A was deteriorated with loose, cracked masonry, mortar. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary.

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    87) The masonry chimney at location #A showed minor evidence of deterioration, including cracked masonry. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary.

    Photo 56  
     

    88) The masonry chimney crown at location #A was cracked. The crown is meant to keep water off of the chimney structure. The chimney can be damaged by wet masonry going through freeze-thaw cycles. A properly constructed chimney crown should:

  • Be constructed using either pre-cast concrete slabs, cast-in-place steel reinforced concrete, solid stone, or metal
  • Be sloped down from the flue a minimum of 3 inches of fall per foot of run
  • Extend a minimum of 2-1/2 inches beyond the face of the chimney on all sides
  • Not directly contact the flue liner (if installed), and this gap should be filled with flexible caulk
  • Have flashing installed between the bottom of the crown and the top of the brick chimney

    A qualified chimney service contractor or mason should evaluate and repair or replace the crown as necessary.

    Photo 57  
     

    89) The rain cap for the chimney flue at location #A was missing. They 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 or replace rain caps, or make repairs where necessary.

    Photo 58  
     

    90) Minor cracks, pitting and/or deterioration were found in the firebox at location #A. No repairs appear to be needed at this point, but recommend monitoring in the future.

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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: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Condition of cabinets: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of sinks and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of garbage disposal: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of dishwasher: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Condition of range, cooktop: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Range, cooktop type: Electric
    Condition of trash compactor: Beyond service life
    91) The range can tip forward, and no anti-tip bracket appeared to be installed. This is a safety hazard since the range may tip forward when weight is applied to the open door, such as when a small child climbs on it, or if heavy objects are dropped on it. Anti-tip brackets have been sold with all free standing ranges since 1985. An anti-tip bracket should be installed to eliminate this safety hazard. For more information, visit http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/remodeling/article/0,1797,HGTV_3659_2017492,00.html
    92) The dishwasher drain line was not configured with a "high loop" or "air gap". A high loop is created by routing the drain line up to the bottom surface of the counter top above, and securely fastening it to that surface. It is meant to prevent water from siphoning out of the dishwasher, and to prevent water from the sink drain or food disposal from entering the dishwasher. Some dishwashers have a built-in high loop where one is not required to be configured in the drain line. The client should try to determine if a high loop is required for this brand and model of dishwasher (review installation instructions, etc.). If one is required, or it cannot be determined if one is not required, then a qualified contractor should install a high loop as per standard building practices.

    Also, no "air gap" was installed. Air gaps are another device meant to prevent water from the sink drain or food disposal from entering the dishwasher. These are required in some municipalities for new construction and when remodeling. The client should consult with a qualified contractor to determine if an air gap should be installed.

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    93) The trash compactor was inoperable. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary.
    94) No exhaust hood or fan was installed over the cook top. Ventilation and/or lighting may be inadequate and moisture may accumulate indoors. Recommend having a qualified contractor install a vented and lighted range hood, with the exhaust fan configured so as to vent outdoors.
    95) The surface light for the range was inoperable. Recommend replacing bulb or having repairs made if necessary by a qualified person.
    96) The estimated useful life for most kitchen appliances is 10 to 15 years. The following appliances appeared to be at, beyond this age and/or their useful lifespan and may need replacing at any time: dishwasher, range, trash compactor. Recommend budgeting for replacements in the near future.
    97) Many counters showed moderate deterioration.

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    98) Many cabinet surfaces, drawers and/or doors showed moderate wear, deterioration.
     
    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: Utility
    Location #B: Hall
    Condition of counters: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of cabinets: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of sinks and related plumbing: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    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: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Condition of ventilation systems: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Condition of laundry facilities: Appeared serviceable
    Gas supply for laundry equipment present: No
    240 volt receptacle for laundry equipment present: Yes
    99) Major moisture damage was found in wall areas by the shower at location #A. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary.

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    100) Leaking or dripping was found at the bathtub spout at location #B. A qualified plumber should evaluate and repair as necessary.

    Photo 167  
    Hall bathroom
     

    101) The shower diverter valve at location #B was defective. A significant amount of water came out of the bathtub spout when the shower was turned on. Water will be wasted as a result. A qualified plumber should evaluate and replace components or make repairs as necessary.
    102) The bathroom with a shower at location #B didn't have an exhaust fan installed. Moisture accumulation will occur and may damage the structure. Even if the bathroom has a window that opens, it likely does not provide adequate ventilation, especially during cold weather when the window is closed. A qualified contractor should install exhaust fans as per standard building practices where missing in bathrooms with showers.
    103) The sink drain stopper mechanism at location #A was inoperable. A qualified person should repair or replace as necessary.
    104) Caulk was deteriorated, stained by the wall at the bathtub at location #B. A qualified person should repair as necessary.

    Photo 150  
    Hall bathroom

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    Hall bathroom

    105) Stains were found in the shelving or cabinet components below the sink at location #B. Plumbing leaks may have occurred in the past. Recommend consulting with the property owner about this, and if necessary, having a qualified person evaluate and repair.

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    106) Counters showed moderate wear at location #A.
    107) Cabinet surfaces, drawers and/or doors showed moderate wear 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: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Type of windows: Aluminum, Single pane
    Condition of windows: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Wall type or covering: Paneling, Wallpaper
    Condition of walls: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Ceiling type or covering: Plaster
    Condition of ceilings: Appeared serviceable
    Flooring type or covering: Carpet
    Condition of flooring: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    108) One or more exterior entrance doors were of hollow-core construction rather than solid core. This may represent a security hazard since these doors are easily broken. Hollow-core, exterior entrance doors should be replaced with solid core doors by a qualified contractor.

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    East door
     

    109) Some exterior door hardware, including deadbolts were missing. A qualified person should repair or replace as necessary.

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    East door

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    Utility entry door

    110) 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. The paint found in and around this structure appeared to be intact and may be encapsulated by more recent layers of paint that are not lead-based. Regardless, recommend following precautions as described in the following links to Consumer Products Safety Commission website articles regarding possible lead paint:
    http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PUBS/5054.html
    http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PUBS/5055.html

    111) One or more exterior doors were difficult to latch. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary.
    112) Some interior doors were difficult to open or close, wouldn't latch, were misaligned. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary.

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    East central bedroom

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    NE bedroom

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    113) Screens in some windows are damaged, deteriorated. A qualified person should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

    Photo 33  
    South side
     

    114) One or more exterior doors had minor damage. A qualified person should repair or replace as necessary.

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    Utility room entry
     

    115) Trim or jambs around one or more exterior doors was damaged. A qualified person should repair, replace or install as necessary.

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    Front door
     

    116) The weatherstrip around one or more exterior doors was missing. A qualified person should repair or replace as necessary.

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    Utility room entry

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    Utility room entry

    117) Deadbolts on one or more exterior doors were inoperable. A qualified person should repair as necessary.

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    Front door
     

    118) Glass in one or more exterior doors was broken. A qualified contractor should replace glass where necessary.

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    Machanical room door
     

    119) Crank handles at some windows were missing, broken. A qualified person should repair or replace as necessary.

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    NW bedroom
     

    120) Significant damage were found in one or more wall sections. A qualified person should repair as necessary.

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    121) Trim was missing, substandard in many areas. A qualified person should repair as necessary.

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    East central bedroom

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    122) Carpeting in many areas was stained, deteriorated. A qualified contractor should replace as necessary

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    123) The glazing putty at some windows was deteriorated. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary. For more information, visit:
    http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/12216.shtml

    Photo 116  
    Window North side
     

    124) Minor cracks and/or holes were found in walls and 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.
    125) Fixtures such as door stops were missing in one or more areas. A qualified person should install missing fixtures as per standard building practices.
    126) Some windows used single-pane glass. Single-pane windows are one of the largest sources of heat loss in winter and heat gain in the summer due to their low insulating ability and high air leakage rates. They're estimated to be responsible for 25 to 50 percent of the energy used to heat and cool homes. The client should consider replacing single-pane windows with new, multi-pane windows.

    Photo 161  
    East central bedroom

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    NE bedroom

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    NW bedroom

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    127) Screens in some windows were missing, not installed.
     
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