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MLB HOME INSPECTION LLC


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

 

Summary

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 summary report will provide you with a preview of the components or conditions that need service or a second opinion, but it is not definitive. THEREFORE, IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT YOU READ THE FULL REPORT. Regardless, in recommending service we have fulfilled our contractual obligation as generalists, and therefore disclaim any further responsibility. However, service is essential, because a specialist could identify further defects or recommend some upgrades that could affect your evaluation of the property.

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

     
Exterior and Foundation
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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Roof
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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Electric
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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Plumbing / Fuel Systems
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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Water Heater
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)
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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Bathrooms, Laundry and Sinks
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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