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MLB HOME INSPECTION LLC


1224 Sweeney St 
Owensboro KY 42303-3148
Inspector: MIKE WILKERSON

 

Geer Home Inspection Report

Client(s):  Janet Geer
Property address:  2505 Ford Ave
Owensboro KY 42301-4375
Inspection date:  Thursday, July 21, 2016

This report published on Friday, July 22, 2016 1:30:03 PM CDT

This report is the exclusive property of MLB Home Inspection LLC and the client(s) listed in the report title. Use of this report by any unauthorized persons is prohibited. This report cannot and does not represent the operation or condition of any item after the date and time of inspection. THIS REPORT IS THE RESULT OF A VISUAL INSPECTION ONLY!!
How to Read this Report
This report is organized by the property's functional areas.  Within each functional area, descriptive information is listed first and is shown in bold type.  Items of concern follow descriptive information. Concerns are shown and sorted according to these types:
Concern typeSafetyPoses a safety hazard
Concern typeMajor DefectCorrection likely involves a significant expense
Concern typeRepair/ReplaceRecommend repairing or replacing
Concern typeRepair/MaintainRecommend repair and/or maintenance
Concern typeMaintainRecommend ongoing maintenance
Concern typeEvaluateRecommend evaluation by a specialist
Concern typeMonitorRecommend monitoring in the future
Concern typeServiceableItem or component is in servicable condition
Concern typeCommentFor your information

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Table of Contents
General Information
Grounds
Exterior and Foundation
Roof
Attic and Roof Structure
Garage
Electric
Plumbing / Fuel Systems
Water Heater
Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition (HVAC)
Kitchen
Bathrooms, Laundry and Sinks
Interior, Doors and Windows
Wood Destroying Organism Findings


General Information
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Report number: 2505
Time started: 9am
Present during inspection: Property owner, Client's daughter
Weather conditions during inspection: Dry (no rain)
Temperature during inspection: 87 degrees
Inspection fee: $285
Payment method: Cash
Type of building: Single family
Age of main building: 2000
Source for main building age: Zillow
Main entrance faces: West
Occupied: Yes

1) Many areas and items at this property were obscured by furniture and/or stored items. This often includes but is not limited to walls, floors, windows, inside and under cabinets, under sinks, on counter tops, in closets, behind window coverings, under rugs or carpets, and under or behind furniture. Areas around the exterior, under the structure, in the garage and in the attic may also be obscured by stored items. The inspector in general does not move personal belongings, furnishings, carpets or appliances. When furnishings, stored items or debris are present, all areas or items that are obscured, concealed or not readily accessible are excluded from the inspection. The client should be aware that when furnishings, stored items or debris are eventually moved, damage or problems that were not noted during the inspection may be found.
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Grounds
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Limitations: Unless specifically included in the inspection, the following items and any related equipment, controls, electric systems and/or plumbing systems are excluded from this inspection: detached buildings or structures; fences and gates; retaining walls; underground drainage systems, catch basins or concealed sump pumps; swimming pools and related safety equipment, spas, hot tubs or saunas; whether deck, balcony and/or stair membranes are watertight; trees, landscaping, properties of soil, soil stability, erosion and erosion control; ponds, water features, irrigation or yard sprinkler systems; sport courts, playground, recreation or leisure equipment; areas below the exterior structures with less than 3 feet of vertical clearance; invisible fencing; sea walls, docks and boathouses; retractable awnings. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only.
Site profile: Minor slope
Condition of driveway: Appeared serviceable
Driveway material: Poured in place concrete
Condition of sidewalks and/or patios: Appeared serviceable
Sidewalk material: Poured in place concrete
Condition of deck, patio and/or porch covers: Appeared serviceable
Deck, patio, porch cover material and type: Covered (Refer to Roof section)
Condition of decks, porches and/or balconies: Appeared serviceable
Deck, porch and/or balcony material: Masonry

2) Minor deterioration (e.g. cracks, holes, settlement, heaving) was found in the driveway, but no trip hazards were found.Recommend filling all cracks with approved product to help alleviate further settlement/expansion issues.
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3) Exterior lighting and sprinkler system not inspected. Recommend qualified person evaluate.
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Exterior and Foundation
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Limitations: The inspector performs a visual inspection of accessible components or systems at the exterior. Items excluded from this inspection include below-grade foundation walls and footings; foundations, exterior surfaces or components obscured by vegetation, stored items or debris; wall structures obscured by coverings such as siding or trim. Some items such as siding, trim, soffits, vents and windows are often high off the ground, and may be viewed using binoculars from the ground or from a ladder. This may limit a full evaluation. Regarding foundations, some amount of cracking is normal in concrete slabs and foundation walls due to shrinkage and drying. Note that the inspector does not determine the adequacy of seismic reinforcement.
Wall inspection method: Viewed from ground, from roof
Condition of wall exterior covering: Appeared serviceable
Apparent wall structure: Wood frame
Wall covering: Vinyl, Brick veneer
Condition of foundation and footings: Appeared serviceable
Apparent foundation type: Concrete slab on grade
Footing material (under foundation stem wall): Not determined (inaccessible or obscured), Likely poured in place concrete footers

4) Brick veneer/mortar was deteriorated or damaged above garage doors, window ledge and at brick quoins. Where cracks or openings are exposed, water can enter the wall structure causing mold, fungal growth and structural damage. Recommend that a qualified contractor evaluate and repair/maintain as necessary.
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5) Vegetation such as trees, shrubs and/or vines was in contact with or close to the building exterior. Vegetation can serve as a pathway for wood-destroying insects and can retain moisture against the exterior after it rains. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend pruning, moving or removing vegetation as necessary to maintain at least 6 inches of space between it and the building exterior. A 1-foot clearance is better.
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6) Siding and/or trim at garage door loose. Recommend that a qualified person maintain as necessary.
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7) Caulk was deteriorated in some areas. For example, around windows and/or around doors. Recommend that a qualified person renew or install caulk as necessary. Where gaps are wider than 1/4 inch, an appropriate material other than caulk should be used. For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?CAULK
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Roof
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Limitations: The following items or areas are not included in this inspection: areas that could not be traversed or viewed clearly due to lack of access; solar roofing components. Any comments made regarding these items are made as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not provide an estimate of remaining life on the roof surface material, nor guarantee that leaks have not occurred in the roof surface, skylights or roof penetrations in the past. Regarding roof leaks, only active leaks, visible evidence of possible sources of leaks, and evidence of past leaks observed during the inspection are reported on as part of this inspection. The inspector does not guarantee or warrant that leaks will not occur in the future. Complete access to all roof and attic spaces during all seasons and during prolonged periods of all types of weather conditions (e.g. high wind and rain, melting snow) would be needed to do so. Regarding the roof drainage system, unless the inspection was conducted during and after prolonged periods of heavy rain, the inspector was unable to determine if gutters, downspouts and extensions performed adequately or were leak-free.
Roof inspection method: Traversed
Condition of roof surface material: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Roof surface material: Asphalt or fiberglass composition shingles
Roof type: Gable
Apparent number of layers of roof surface material: One
Condition of exposed flashings: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Condition of gutters, downspouts and extensions: Appeared serviceable

8) Suspected hail damage at MULTIPLE locations on roof. Shingles damaged and missing granules at few other locations. Recommend qualified roofer evaluate and repair/replace as necessary.
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9) Couple rubber or neoprene pipe flashing were split or cracked. Moisture stain in kitchen directly below damaged plumbing vent. Recommend that a qualified contractor replace flashing where necessary and repair drywall in kitchen.
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10) Moisture stains inside attic in vicinity where 2 roofing gables meet. Recommend qualified roofer evaluate and repair/replace as necessary.
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11) Silicone sealant at flashing is considered temporary and will require periodical maintenance Recommend qualified person evaluate and maintain as necessary.
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12) Extensions such as splash blocks or drain pipes for one or more downspouts were substandard. Water can accumulate around the building foundation or inside crawl spaces or basements as a result. Recommend that a qualified person install, replace or repair extensions as necessary so rainwater drains away from the structure.
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13) Foam insulation at patio's metal roof indicates past/present leak. Recommend monitoring during heavy rain.
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Attic and Roof Structure
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Limitations: The following items or areas are not included in this inspection: areas that could not be traversed or viewed clearly due to lack of access; areas and components obscured by insulation. Any comments made regarding these items are made as a courtesy only. The inspector does not determine the adequacy of the attic ventilation system. Complete access to all roof and attic spaces during all seasons and during prolonged periods of all types of weather conditions (e.g. high/low temperatures, high/low humidity, high wind and rain, melting snow) would be needed to do so. The inspector is not a licensed engineer and does not determine the adequacy of roof structure components such as trusses, rafters or ceiling beams, or their spacing or sizing.
Attic inspection method: Traversed
Condition of roof structure: Appeared serviceable
Roof structure type: Trusses, Rafters
Ceiling structure: Trusses, Ceiling joists
Condition of insulation in attic (ceiling, skylight chase, etc.): Appeared serviceable
Ceiling insulation material: Fiberglass loose fill, Fiberglass roll or batt
Approximate attic insulation R value (may vary in areas): R-19, R-35
Condition of roof ventilation: Appeared serviceable
Roof ventilation type: Ridge vent(s), Enclosed soffit vents

14) Fiberglass batt insulation installed in south/garage attic, R-19 energy rating. Vapor barrier turned incorrectly, minimizes energy rating and potential to trap moisture between paper barrier and heated living space ceiling.
Loose fill fiberglass insulation installed in north attic, approx. R-35 energy rating.
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Garage
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Limitations: The inspector does not determine the adequacy of firewall ratings. Requirements for ventilation in garages vary between municipalities.
Type: Attached, Garage
Condition of door between garage and house: Appeared serviceable
Type of door between garage and house: Metal
Condition of garage vehicle door(s): Appeared serviceable
Type of garage vehicle door: Sectional
Number of vehicle doors: Single 2-car
Condition of automatic opener(s): Appeared serviceable
Condition of garage floor: Appeared serviceable
Condition of garage interior: Appeared serviceable
Garage ventilation: Exists

15) Minor cracks were found in the concrete slab floor. Recommend filling with approved product to help alleviate further issues.
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Electric
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Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: generator systems, transfer switches, surge suppressors, inaccessible or concealed wiring; underground utilities and systems; low-voltage lighting or lighting on timers or sensors. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not determine the adequacy of grounding or bonding, if this system has an adequate capacity for the client's specific or anticipated needs, or if this system has any reserve capacity for additions or expansion. The inspector does not operate circuit breakers as part of the inspection, and does not install or change light bulbs. The inspector does not evaluate every wall switch or receptacle, but instead tests a representative number of them per various standards of practice. When furnishings, stored items or child-protective caps are present some receptacles are usually inaccessible and are not tested; these are excluded from this inspection. Receptacles that are not of standard 110 volt configuration, including 240-volt dryer receptacles, are not tested and are excluded. The functionality of, power source for and placement of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms is not determined as part of this inspection. Upon taking occupancy, proper operating and placement of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms should be verified and batteries should be changed. These devices have a limited lifespan and should be replaced every 10 years. The inspector attempts to locate and evaluate all main and sub-panels. However, panels are often concealed. If panels are found after the inspection, a qualified electrician should evaluate and repair if necessary. The inspector attempts to determine the overall electrical service size, but such estimates are not guaranteed because the overall capacity may be diminished by lesser-rated components in the system. Any repairs recommended should be made by a licensed electrician.
Electric service condition: Appeared serviceable
Primary service type: Underground
Number of service conductors: 2
Service voltage (volts): 120-240
Estimated service amperage: 200
Primary service overload protection type: Circuit breakers
Service entrance conductor material: Stranded copper
System ground: Copper
Condition of main service panel: Appeared serviceable
Location of main service panel #A: Garage
Location of main disconnect: Breaker at top of main service panel
Condition of branch circuit wiring: Serviceable
Branch circuit wiring type: Non-metallic sheathed
Ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection present: Yes
Arc fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) protection present: No

16) One or more ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) receptacles (outlets) wouldn't trip and/or wouldn't reset at the exterior. This is a potential shock hazard. Recommend that a qualified electrician evaluate and repair as necessary.
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17) One or more electric receptacles (outlets) and/or the boxes in which they were installed were loose and/or not securely anchored. Wire conductors can be damaged due to repeated movement and/or tension on wires, or insulation can be damaged. This is a shock and fire hazard. Recommend that a qualified electrician repair as necessary.
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18) Spliced wiring for under counter lighting in kitchen not installed inside contained box, potential shock hazard. Recommend qualified person evaluate and repair/maintain per standard building practices.
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19) The functionality of, power source for and placement of smoke alarms is not determined as part of this inspection. Smoke alarms should be installed in each bedroom, in hallways leading to bedrooms, on each level and in attached garages. They have a limited lifespan and should be replaced every 10 years. Batteries in smoke alarms should be changed when taking occupancy and annually in the future. Carbon monoxide alarms should be installed near sleeping areas and on each level in homes with a fuel-burning appliance or attached garage. For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?SMKALRM
http://www.reporthost.com/?COALRM

20) One or more light fixtures were inoperable (didn't turn on when nearby switches were operated). Recommend further evaluation by replacing bulbs and/or consulting with the property owner. If replacing bulbs doesn't work and/or no other switch(es) can be found, then recommend that a qualified electrician evaluate and repair or replace light fixtures as necessary.
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21) 200 amperes electrical panel servicing home;
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Plumbing / Fuel Systems
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Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: private/shared wells and related equipment; private sewage disposal systems; hot tubs or spas; main, side and lateral sewer lines; gray water systems; pressure boosting systems; trap primers; incinerating or composting toilets; fire suppression systems; water softeners, conditioners or filtering systems; plumbing components concealed within the foundation or building structure, or in inaccessible areas such as below tubs; underground utilities and systems; overflow drains for tubs and sinks; backflow prevention devices. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not operate water supply or shut-off valves due to the possibility of valves leaking or breaking when operated. The inspector does not test for lead in the water supply, the water pipes or solder, does not determine if plumbing and fuel lines are adequately sized, and does not determine the existence or condition of underground or above-ground fuel tanks.
Condition of service and main line: Appeared serviceable
Water service: Public
Condition of supply lines: Appeared serviceable
Supply pipe material: Copper
Condition of drain pipes: Appeared serviceable
Drain pipe material: Plastic
Condition of waste lines: Appeared serviceable
Waste pipe material: Plastic
Vent pipe condition: Appeared serviceable
Vent pipe material: Plastic
Condition of fuel system: Appeared serviceable
Location of main fuel shut-off valve: At gas meter

22) Hot water re-circulating system installed at hot water heater, likely routed to upper level bathroom. Please see attached link; http://www.askthebuilder.com/hot-water-recirculating-system-installation-tips/
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23) Recommend asking ATMOS to paint exterior gas meter and piping at change of connection.
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24) Exterior water hose bibs;
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25) Main water shut off located inside compartment on lower level. Leak detector at exterior water meter serviceable at inspection.
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Water Heater
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Limitations: Evaluation of and determining the adequacy or completeness of the following items are not included in this inspection: water recirculation pumps; solar water heating systems; Energy Smart or energy saver controls; catch pan drains. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not provide an estimate of remaining life on water heaters, does not determine if water heaters are appropriately sized, or perform any evaluations that require a pilot light to be lit or a shut-off valve to be operated.
Condition of water heater: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below), Near, at or beyond service life
Type: Tank
Energy source: Natural gas
Estimated age: 1999
Capacity (in gallons): 50
Temperature-pressure relief valve installed: Yes
Location of water heater: Garage, Utility room
Condition of venting system: Appeared serviceable

26) The estimated useful life for most water heaters is 10-12 years. This 1999, 50 gallon gas-fired hot water heater beyond this age and/or its useful lifespan and may need replacing at any time. Rust inside burner chamber and on burner, indicates unit nearing end of service life. Recommend qualified person vacuum rust from burner/chamber and budget for replacement in future
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Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition (HVAC)
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Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: humidifiers, dehumidifiers, electronic air filters; solar, coal or wood-fired heat systems; thermostat or temperature control accuracy and timed functions; heating components concealed within the building structure or in inaccessible areas; underground utilities and systems; safety devices and controls (due to automatic operation). Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not provide an estimate of remaining life on heating or cooling system components, does not determine if heating or cooling systems are appropriately sized, does not test coolant pressure, or perform any evaluations that require a pilot light to be lit, a shut-off valve to be operated, a circuit breaker to be turned "on" or a serviceman's or oil emergency switch to be operated. It is beyond the scope of this inspection to determine if furnace heat exchangers are intact and free of leaks. Condensation pans and drain lines may clog or leak at any time and should be monitored while in operation in the future. Where buildings contain furnishings or stored items, the inspector may not be able to verify that a heat source is present in all "liveable" rooms (e.g. bedrooms, kitchens and living/dining rooms).
General heating system type(s): Forced air, Furnace
General heating distribution type(s): Ducts and registers
Last service date of primary heat source: 10/2007
Source for last service date of primary heat source: Label
Condition of forced air heating system: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Forced air heating system fuel type: Natural gas
Estimated age of forced air furnace: 1998
Location of forced air furnace: Garage, Utility room
Location for forced air filter(s): At base of air handler
Condition of forced air ducts and registers: Appeared serviceable
Type of combustion air supply: Intake duct
Condition of venting system: Appeared serviceable
Condition of cooling system and/or heat pump: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Cooling system and/or heat pump fuel type: Electric
Type: Split system
Condition of controls: Appeared serviceable

27) The furnace heating system was not fully evaluated because the exterior temperature above 80 degrees. Recommend that a full evaluation be made by a qualified person when weather permits so the system is operable.
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28) 2014, 4 Ton exterior air condenser and what appears to be 1999, 4 Ton evaporator coil cooling home. Temperature drop at inspection, (73 - 65 = 8 degrees), not within recommended 14-20 degrees range. Recommend HVAC technician that installed new condenser evaluate all cold air components and repair/maintain as necessary.
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29) New return air filter installed on July 21, 2016. These types of filters should be evaluated at least every 6 months.
Unable to fully inspect humidifier filter, gas line restricting cover. Recommend qualified person evaluate and maintain as necessary.
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30) The estimated useful life for most forced air furnaces is 15-20 years. This 1998, 120,000 btus gas-fired furnace near and/or at this age and/or its useful lifespan and may need replacing or significant repairs at any time. Recommend budgeting for a replacement in the future and regular maintenance to help prolong lifespan of furnace.
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31) Insulated supply/return air ducts located in attic.
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32) Ceiling fan at patio operates in winter mode only.
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Kitchen
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Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: household appliances such as stoves, ovens, cook tops, ranges, warming ovens, griddles, broilers, dishwashers, trash compactors, refrigerators, freezers, ice makers, hot water dispensers and water filters; appliance timers, clocks, cook functions, self and/or continuous cleaning operations, thermostat or temperature control accuracy, and lights. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not provide an estimate of the remaining life of appliances, and does not determine the adequacy of operation of appliances. The inspector does not note appliance manufacturers, models or serial numbers and does not determine if appliances are subject to recalls. Areas and components behind and obscured by appliances are inaccessible and excluded from this inspection.
Condition of counters: Appeared serviceable
Condition of cabinets: Appeared serviceable
Condition of sinks and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
Condition of under-sink food disposal: Appeared serviceable
Condition of dishwasher: Appeared serviceable
Condition of range, cooktop or oven: Appeared serviceable
Range, cooktop or oven type: Natural gas, Electric
Type of ventilation: Hood or built into microwave over range or cooktop, ducted to exterior
Condition of refrigerator: Appeared serviceable, Cooling elements not inspected
Condition of built-in microwave oven: Appeared serviceable, Heating elements not inspected

33) No air gap was visible for the dishwasher drain. An air gap is a device that makes the drain line non-continuous, and prevents waste-water backflow from entering the dishwasher, and possibly flooding out of the dishwasher if/when a siphon occurs. MOST newer dishwashers have this device built in. Recommend determining if an air gap device is built in to this brand and model of dishwasher (e.g. review installation instructions). If not, or if this cannot be determined, then recommend that a qualified contractor install an air gap per standard building practices.
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34) Natural gas stove-top integrated with electric oven;
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Bathrooms, Laundry and Sinks
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Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: overflow drains for tubs and sinks; heated towel racks, saunas, steam generators, clothes washers, clothes dryers. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not determine the adequacy of washing machine drain lines, washing machine catch pan drain lines, or clothes dryer exhaust ducts. The inspector does not operate water supply or shut-off valves for sinks, toilets, bidets, clothes washers, etc. due to the possibility of valves leaking or breaking when operated. The inspector does not determine if shower pans or tub and shower enclosures are water tight, or determine the completeness or operability of any gas piping to laundry appliances.
Location #A: Full bath, Master bath, first floor
Location #B: Full bath, first floor
Location #C: Full bath, second floor
Condition of counters: Appeared serviceable
Condition of cabinets: Appeared serviceable
Condition of flooring: Appeared serviceable
Condition of sinks and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
Condition of toilets: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Condition of bathtubs and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
Condition of shower(s) and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
Condition of ventilation systems: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Bathroom and laundry ventilation type: Spot exhaust fans, with individual ducts
240 volt receptacle for laundry equipment present: Yes

35) The toilet(s) at location(s) #A and C was loose where it attached to the floor. Leaks can occur. Flooring, the sub-floor or areas below may get damaged. Sewer gases can enter living spaces. Recommend that a qualified contractor remove the toilet(s) for further evaluation and repair as necessary.
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36) Vent line for lower level west bathroom not connected at housing in attic. Moisture may accumulate and result in mold, bacteria or fungal growth. Recommend that a qualified person maintain as necessary.
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37) Louver missing on exterior dryer vent cover, entry point fro vermin. Recommend qualified person maintain as necessary.
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Interior, Doors and Windows
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Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: security, intercom and sound systems; communications wiring; central vacuum systems; elevators and stair lifts; cosmetic deficiencies such as nail-pops, scuff marks, dents, dings, blemishes or issues due to normal wear and tear in wall, floor and ceiling surfaces and coverings, or in equipment; deficiencies relating to interior decorating; low voltage and gas lighting systems. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not evaluate any areas or items which require moving stored items, furnishings, debris, equipment, floor coverings, insulation or similar materials. The inspector does not test for asbestos, lead, radon, mold, hazardous waste, urea formaldehyde urethane, or any other toxic substance. Some items such as window, drawer, cabinet door or closet door operability are tested on a sampled basis. The client should be aware that paint may obscure wall and ceiling defects, floor coverings may obscure floor defects, and furnishings may obscure wall, floor and floor covering defects. If furnishings were present during the inspection, recommend a full evaluation of walls, floors and ceilings that were previously obscured when possible. Determining the cause and/or source of odors is not within the scope of this inspection.
Condition of exterior entry doors: Appeared serviceable
Exterior door material: Wood, Metal
Condition of interior doors: Appeared serviceable
Condition of windows and skylights: Appeared serviceable
Type(s) of windows: Wood, Multi-pane, Double-hung
Condition of walls and ceilings: Appeared serviceable
Wall type or covering: Drywall
Ceiling type or covering: Drywall
Condition of flooring: Appeared serviceable
Condition of concrete slab floor(s): Appeared serviceable
Condition of stairs, handrails and guardrails: Appeared serviceable

38) Current building practices require hand-rail returns, where ends of handrails turn and connect to adjacent walls so objects or clothing will not catch on the open ends.
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39) Minor cracks, nail pops and/or blemishes were found in walls and/or ceilings in one or more areas. Cracks and nail pops are common, are often caused by lumber shrinkage or minor settlement, and can be more or less noticeable depending on changes in humidity. They did not appear to be a structural concern, but the client may wish to repair these for aesthetic reasons. For recurring cracks, consider using an elastic crack covering product:
http://www.reporthost.com/?ECC
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Wood Destroying Organism Findings
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Limitations: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOME INSPECTORS (N.A.H.I.) STANDARDS OF PRACTICE SECTION (2 F IV) STATES THAT INSPECTORS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO DETERMINE OR MEASURE THE PRESENCE OR EXTENT OF DAMAGE CAUSED BY TERMITES OR ANY OTHER WOOD DESTROYING ORGANISMS/INSECTS, RODENTS OR OTHER VERMIN.
MLB HOME INSPECTION LLC STRONGLY ENCOURAGES BUYER TO HAVE CERTIFIED PEST SPECIALIST EVALUATE PROPERTY.


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NOTICE: KRS 411.270-411.282 does not "preclude or bar any action if notice is not given to the client" as required by the law:
A. "The Home Inspector shall, upon entering into a contract for the inspection of a building or residence, provide notice to each client of the home inspector's right to offer to cure a deficient home inspection(report) before a client may commerce litigation against the home inspector. The notice shall be conspicuous and may be included as part of the underlying contract signed by the client."
B. The notice required by this section shall be substantially the following form: "Chapter 411 of the Kentucky Revised Statues contains important requirements you must follow before you may file a lawsuit for defective construction against the home inspector of your residence. You must deliver to your home inspector a written notice of any conditions you allege that your inspector failed to include in the inspection report and provide your home inspector the opportunity to make an offer to repair or pay for the defects. You are not obligated to accept any offer made by the inspector. There are strict deadlines and procedures under state law, and failure to follow them may affect your ability to file a lawsuit. KRS 411.278