Noval Home Inspection Services


Inspector's email: mmnoval@aol.com
Inspector's phone: (305) 360-2542
Inspector: Manuel Noval
State of Florida Home Inspector License #HI4342
State of Florida Mold Assessor License #MRSA2053
State Of Florida Mold Remediator #MRSR2294

 

Noval Home Inspection Services, LLC. Property Inspection Report
Client(s):  Mauro Levinton
Property address:  13200 Ortega Ln.
Miami Shores, Fl. 33181
Inspection date:  Friday, August 16, 2013

This report published on Saturday, August 17, 2013 9:00:33 PM EDT

View report summary

 
This report is the exclusive property of this inspection company and the client(s) listed in the report title. Use of this report by any unauthorized persons is prohibited.

Table of Contents
General Information
Grounds
Exterior and Foundation
Roof
Attic and Roof Structure
Garage or Carport
Electric
Plumbing / Fuel Systems
Water Heater
Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition (HVAC)
Fireplaces, Stoves, Chimneys and Flues
Kitchen
Bathrooms, Laundry and Sinks
Interior, Doors and Windows
Wood Destroying Organism Findings
 
General Information Return to table of contents
Report number: 20130816
Time started: 10:00 AM
Time finished: 12:00PM
Present during inspection: Realtor
Client present for discussion at end of inspection: No
Weather conditions during inspection: Dry (no rain), Sunny
Temperature during inspection: Hot91*
Inspection fee: 350.
Payment method: Check
Inspection fee: $350.00
Type of building: Single family
Buildings inspected: One house
Number of residential units inspected: 1
Age of main building: 1957
Source for main building age: Realtor
Front of building faces: East
Main entrance faces: East
Occupied: No
1) -

Photo 177  
East elevation view

Photo 178  
east elevation view

Photo 179  
South elevation view

Photo 181  
South elevation view

Photo 183  
East elevation view

Photo 187  
North elevation view

Photo 195  
North elevation view

Photo 196  
North elevation view

Photo 204  
West elevation view
 
 
Grounds Return to table of contents
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: Moderate slope
Condition of driveway: Appeared serviceable
Driveway material: Brick
Condition of sidewalks and/or patios: Appeared serviceable, Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Sidewalk material: Poured in place concrete
Condition of deck, patio and/or porch covers: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
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: Concrete
Condition of stairs, handrails and guardrails: Appeared serviceable
Exterior stair material: Metalaround pool and dock area
2) Repair/Replace - The rear, patio and/or porch covers was damaged by water . Recommend that a qualified person repair or replace as necessary, and per standard building practices.
3) Comment - Minor deterioration (e.g. cracks, holes, settlement, heaving) was found in sidewalks or patios, but no trip hazards were found. The client may wish to have repairs made for cosmetic reasons.
4) -

Photo 7  
West view

Photo 17  
Cracks on tile at front porch area

Photo 18  
Cracks on tile at front porch area

Photo 19  
Paver driveway

Photo 199  
Tekee hut base

Photo 200  
View of pool area

Photo 201  
Dock wall has settlement cracks

Photo 202  
Dock wall has settlement cracks

Photo 203  
Dock wall has settlement cracks
 
 
Exterior and Foundation Return to table of contents
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.
Condition of wall exterior covering: Appeared serviceable
Apparent wall structure: Concrete block
Condition of foundation and footings: Appeared serviceable
Apparent foundation type: Concrete slab on grade
Foundation/stem wall material: Poured in place concrete
Footing material (under foundation stem wall): Poured in place concrete
 
Roof 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; 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: Appeared serviceable
Roof surface material: Concrete tile
Roof type: Hipped
Condition of exposed flashings: Appeared serviceable
Condition of gutters, downspouts and extensions: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
5) Repair/Replace, Evaluate , Conducive conditions - Ponding (pools of standing water) was found at one or more locations on the flat or low-slope roof surface. Even on a flat roof, water should be removed by a drainage system so that any remaining water evaporates within 48 hours after it rains. Prolonged standing water can result in roof leaks. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend that a qualified contractor evaluate and repair as necessary to prevent ponding.

Photo 38  
Garage roof
 

6) Repair/Replace - Extensions such as splash blocks or drain pipes for one or more downspouts were noticed to show signs of prior leaks . Recommend that a qualified person install, replace or repair extensions as necessary so rainwater drains away from the structure.

Photo 40  
Clogged gutters

Photo 41  
Clogged gutters

Photo 43  
North view of roof

Photo 44  
North view of roof and gutters

Photo 45  
East view of roof and gutters

Photo 46  
East view of roof

Photo 184  
East side rain gutters

Photo 185  
East side rain gutters

7) Maintain , Conducive conditions - Significant amounts of debris have accumulated in one or more gutters or downspouts. Gutters can overflow and cause water to come in contact with the building exterior, or water can accumulate around the foundation. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend cleaning gutters and downspouts now and as necessary in the future.
8) Monitor - Stains were found on one or more gutters that indicate past leaks have occurred. However, the inspector was unable to verify that the gutters do or don't leak because of lack of recent rainfall. Monitor the gutters in the future while it's raining to determine if gutters leak. If they do, then recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary to prevent water from coming in contact with the building or accumulating around the building foundation.
9) -

Photo 38  
Garage roof

Photo 39  
Garage roof

Photo 42  
View of roof from top of garage flat roof area

Photo 46  
East view of roof

Photo 47  
South side view of roof

Photo 48  
South side view of roof

Photo 49  
East side view of roof

Photo 50  
East side view of roof

Photo 51  
East side view of roof

Photo 52  
East side view of roof

Photo 53  
West side view of roof

Photo 54  
West side view of roof

Photo 55  
Southwest side view of roof

Photo 56  
Northwest side view of roof

Photo 57  
North west side view of roof

Photo 58  
West side view of roof and solar water pool heater

Photo 59  
West side view of roof and solar water pool heater

Photo 60  
Metal roof cover at rear patio

Photo 61  
Chimney

Photo 65  
West side view of roof

Photo 66  
view of roof west side and solar pool heater

Photo 68  
view of roof west side and solar pool heater

Photo 69  
View of metal roof rear patio
 
 
Attic and Roof Structure 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. 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
Ceiling structure: Trusses
Condition of insulation in attic (ceiling, skylight chase, etc.): Appeared serviceable
Ceiling insulation material: Fiberglass loose fill
Approximate attic insulation R value (may vary in areas): R-11
Vapor retarder: None visible
Condition of roof ventilation: Appeared serviceable
Roof ventilation type: Mechanical vents with turbine
10) -

Photo 150  
Attic entrance

Photo 153  
Loose wiring is low voltage and speaker wires

Photo 154  

Photo 155  
Not sure what this is, recommend an electrician look at this.

Photo 156  
Copper pipes and ducts show signs of past water intrusion

Photo 157  
Insulation

Photo 158  
Insulation

Photo 159  
Truss and tie beam

Photo 160  
Truss and tie beam

Photo 161  
T & G sheathing

Photo 162  
T & G nail spacing to truss

Photo 163  
T & G nail spacing to truss
 
Garage or Carport Return to table of contents
Limitations: The inspector does not determine the adequacy of firewall ratings. Requirements for ventilation in garages vary between municipalities.
Type: Detached
Condition of door between garage and house: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
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: 1
Condition of automatic opener(s): Appeared serviceable
Mechanical auto-reverse operable (reverses when meeting reasonable resistance during closing): No
Condition of garage floor: Appeared serviceable
Condition of garage interior: Appeared serviceable
Garage ventilation: None visible
11) -

Photo 20  
Garage view from outside

Photo 21  
Garage view from inside

Photo 22  
Garage has cracks in ceiling

Photo 23  
Garage has cracks in ceiling

Photo 29  
Mold stains from past water intrusion

Photo 30  
Garage ceiling cracks

Photo 31  
Garage ceiling cracks

Photo 178  
east elevation view

Photo 182  
Garage entrance
 
 
Electric Return to table of contents
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: OverheadHanging too low
Number of service conductors: 3
Estimated service amperage: 150
Main disconnect rating (amps): Not determined
System ground: Ground rod(s) in soil
Condition of main service panel: Appeared serviceable
Condition of sub-panel(s): Appeared serviceable
Location of main service panel #A: Garage
Location of sub-panel #B: Garage
Location of sub-panel #C: Family room
Condition of branch circuit wiring: Serviceable
Branch circuit wiring type: (BX) Armor clad flexible, (AC) Armor clad flexible
Solid strand aluminum branch circuit wiring present: None visible
Smoke alarms installed: Yes, but not tested
12) -

Photo 8  
Electrical grounding

Photo 24  
Electrical panel #3 for davits

Photo 25  
Electrical panel # 1 in garage

Photo 26  
Electrical panel #1 Manufacturer labels

Photo 27  
Electrical panel #1 wiring

Photo 32  
Electrical panel #1 & #3

Photo 33  
Electrical panel #3

Photo 186  
Electrical feed too low.
 
Plumbing / Fuel Systems Return to table of contents
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
Location of main water shut-off: Building exteriornorth side of residence
Condition of supply lines: Appeared serviceable
Supply pipe material: Copper
Condition of drain pipes: Appeared serviceable
Drain pipe material: Plastic
Condition of waste lines: Not determined (inaccessible, obscured, or water service off)
Waste pipe material: Not determined (inaccessible or obscured)
Vent pipe condition: Appeared serviceable
Vent pipe material: Plastic
13) -

Photo 9  
Main water shut off

Photo 72  
Water heater connections

Photo 102  
Kitchen counters

Photo 104  
Kitchen sink

Photo 105  
Kitchen sink plumbing

Photo 106  
Guess bath Jacuzzi tub inoperable

Photo 108  
Guess bath sink

Photo 110  
Guess bath under sink

Photo 139  
Master bedroom shower

Photo 142  
Master bedroom sink area

Photo 143  
Master bedroom under sink plumbing
 
 
Water Heater Return to table of contents
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: Appeared serviceable
Type: Tank
Energy source: Electricity
Capacity (in gallons): 30
Location of water heater: Laundry room
Water temperature (degrees Fahrenheit): 105*
Condition of venting system: Appeared serviceable
14) -

Photo 71  
Water heater relief valve

Photo 73  
Water heater manufacturer label

Photo 74  
Water heater area

Photo 75  
Water heater and sink

Photo 76  
Water heater has no pan
 
 
Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition (HVAC) 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 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).
Condition of cooling system and/or heat pump: Appeared serviceable
Cooling system and/or heat pump fuel type: Electric
Type: Split system
Condition of controls: Appeared serviceable
15) -

Photo 119  
Air handler in closet of bedroom #1

Photo 120  
Air handler in closet of bedroom #1

Photo 121  
Air handler in closet of bedroom #1 manufacturer information

Photo 125  
Ac intake

Photo 127  
Ac intake

Photo 189  
North elevation view

Photo 191  
A/C compressor

Photo 193  
A/C compressor manufacturer label
 
Fireplaces, Stoves, Chimneys and Flues 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, and also does not 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, and does not light fires. The inspector provides a basic visual examination of a chimney and any associated wood burning device. The National Fire Protection Association has stated that an in-depth Level 2 chimney inspection should be part of every sale or transfer of property with a wood-burning device. Such an inspection may reveal defects that are not apparent to the home inspector who is a generalist.
Condition of wood-burning fireplaces, stoves: Appeared serviceable
Wood-burning fireplace type: Masonry, Metal pre-fab
Condition of chimneys and flues: Appeared serviceable
Wood-burning chimney type: Masonry, Metal
16) -

Photo 61  
Chimney

Photo 62  
Chimney

Photo 63  
Chimney

Photo 64  
Clogged gutters west side

Photo 80  
View of living room from entrance

Photo 85  
Family room at rear of residence

Photo 164  
Fire-place in family room
 
 
Kitchen Return to table of contents
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: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)Floor boards show signs of water damage
Condition of sinks and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
Condition of under-sink food disposal: Appeared serviceable
Condition of dishwasher: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Condition of range, cooktop or oven: Appeared serviceable
Range, cooktop or oven type: Electric
Condition of refrigerator: Appeared serviceable
Condition of built-in microwave oven: Appeared serviceable
17) Repair/Replace, Evaluate - The dishwasher was not operating at time of inspection . Recommend that a qualified specialist evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

Photo 103  
Dish washer inoperable
 

18) Repair/Replace - No exhaust hood was installed over the cook top or range, and no wall-mounted exhaust fan was found nearby. This can be a nuisance for odor and grease accumulation. Where a gas-fired range or cook top is installed, carbon monoxide and excessive levels of moisture can accumulate in living spaces. Lighting may also be inadequate. Recommend that a qualified contractor install a vented and lighted range hood, with the exhaust fan ducted outdoors.
19) -

Photo 81  
View of kitchen area

Photo 89  
View of kitchen from family room

Photo 90  
View of kitchen

Photo 97  
Range

Photo 98  
Kitchen sink

Photo 99  
Refrigerator

Photo 100  
Refrigerator manufacturer label

Photo 101  
GFI outlets on Kitchen counters

Photo 102  
Kitchen counters

Photo 103  
Dish washer inoperable

Photo 104  
Kitchen sink

Photo 105  
Kitchen sink plumbing
 
Bathrooms, Laundry and Sinks Return to table of contents
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
Location #B: Full bath
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: Appeared serviceable
Condition of bathtubs and related plumbing: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Condition of shower(s) and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
Condition of ventilation systems: Appeared serviceable
Bathroom ventilation type: with individual exhaust ducts
240 volt receptacle for laundry equipment present: Yes
20) Repair/Maintain , Conducive conditions - Tile and/or grout in the bathtub surround at location( see picture 112 -113) was deteriorated (e.g. loose or cracked tiles, missing grout) or substandard. Water can damage the wall structure as a result. Recommend that a qualified contractor repair as necessary.
21) -

Photo 106  
Guess bath Jacuzzi tub inoperable

Photo 107  
Guess bath

Photo 108  
Guess bath sink

Photo 110  
Guess bath under sink

Photo 111  

Photo 112  
Grout needs attention to prevent damage to wall

Photo 113  
Grout needs attention to prevent damage to wall

Photo 114  
GFI at bathroom

Photo 115  
Fan in guess bathroom

Photo 137  
Master bedroom's bathroom

Photo 138  
Master bedroom's bathroom vanity

Photo 139  
Master bedroom shower

Photo 140  
Master bedroom shower bench

Photo 141  
Master bedroom under shower bench

Photo 142  
Master bedroom sink area

Photo 143  
Master bedroom under sink plumbing

Photo 144  
Master bedroom GFI protected

Photo 145  
Master bedroom GFI protected
 
Interior, Doors and Windows 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; 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
Condition of interior doors: Appeared serviceable
Condition of windows and skylights: Appeared serviceable
Type(s) of windows: Casement
Condition of walls and ceilings: Appeared serviceable
Wall type or covering: Drywall or plaster
Ceiling type or covering: Drywall or plaster
Condition of flooring: Appeared serviceable
Condition of concrete slab floor(s): Appeared serviceable
Flooring type or covering: Wood or wood products, Laminate, Tile
22) Safety, Repair/Replace, Evaluate - The inspector was unable to verify that the glass used in one or more was approved safety glass. Glazing that is not approved safety glass, located in areas subject to human impact, is a safety hazard. Standard building practices generally require that approved safety glass be used in swinging and sliding doors except where "art glass," jalousie windows or glazing smaller than a 3-inch opening is used. Recommend that a qualified contractor evaluate further to determine if glazing is approved safety glass, and replace glass if necessary, and per standard building practices.
23) Comment - Screens were missing from windows. These windows may not provide ventilation during months when insects are active.
24) -

Photo 12  
Laundry room door

Photo 13  
East windows & main entrance

Photo 78  
Main foyer

Photo 85  
Family room at rear of residence

Photo 131  
Bedroom #2 south windows

Photo 168  
West window at family room

Photo 171  
North window at family room

Photo 207  
Rear patio

Photo 208  
Master bedroom sliding glass door with shutters

Photo 209  
Family room sliding glass door with shutters
 
Wood Destroying Organism Findings Return to table of contents
Limitations: This report only includes findings from accessible and visible areas on the day of the inspection. In addition to the inaccessible areas documented in this report, examples of other inaccessible areas include: sub areas less than 18 inches in height; attic areas less than 5 feet in height, areas blocked by ducts, pipes or insulation; areas where locks or permanently attached covers prevent access; areas where insulation would be damaged if traversed; areas obscured by vegetation. All inaccessible areas are subject to infestation or damage from wood-destroying organisms. The inspector does not move furnishings, stored items, debris, floor or wall coverings, insulation, or other materials as part of the inspection, nor perform destructive testing. Wood-destroying organisms may infest, re-infest or become active at any time. No warranty is provided as part of this inspection.
Visible evidence of active wood-destroying insects: No
Visible evidence of active wood decay fungi: No
Visible evidence of past wood-destroying insects: No
Visible evidence of past wood decay fungi: YesAttic A/C Ducts
Visible evidence of damage by wood-destroying insects: No
Visible evidence of damage by wood decay fungi: No
Visible evidence of conditions conducive to wood-destroying organisms: Yes rear wood patio cover
25) -

Photo 5  
Dry rot, water stained wood ceiling in patio

Photo 6  
Dry rot, water stained wood ceiling in patio
 

Photo 1  
Gutter rear covered patio

Photo 2  
Corner gutter rear or west section

Photo 3  
Gutter rear covered patio

Photo 4  
Dry rot stained wood patio

Photo 10  
Space between garage and residence

Photo 11  
Space between garage and residence

Photo 14  
Garage side door

Photo 15  
Garage ceiling cracks

Photo 16  
Garage ceiling cracks

Photo 28  
Electrical conduits, ceiling needs proper finishing

Photo 34  
Electrical panel #1 manufacturer label

Photo 35  
Missing components for door ringer

Photo 36  
Main entrance gutter system, east side

Photo 37  
East elevation gutters and windows

Photo 67  
view of roof west side and solar pool heater

Photo 70  
Washer and dryer (Laundry room)

Photo 77  
View of laundry doors from kitchen

Photo 79  
Foyer closet

Photo 82  
Dining room

Photo 83  
Dining room

Photo 84  
Living room area

Photo 86  
Family room at rear of residence

Photo 87  
Family room at rear of residence

Photo 88  
Family room at rear of residence

Photo 91  
Kitchen cabinets have water stain at bottom floor boards

Photo 92  
Kitchen cabinets have water stain at bottom floor boards

Photo 93  
Kitchen cabinets have water stain at bottom floor boards

Photo 94  
Kitchen cabinets have water stain at bottom floor boards

Photo 95  
Kitchen cabinets have water stain at bottom floor boards

Photo 96  
Kitchen tile floor

Photo 109  
Guess bath under sink

Photo 116  
Bedroom #1

Photo 117  
Bedroom #1

Photo 118  
Bedroom #1 A/C Closet

Photo 122  
North window in bedroom #1has a security camera

Photo 123  
Window in bedroom #1has a security camera

Photo 124  
Hallway to bedrooms

Photo 126  
Ac intake

Photo 128  
Bedroom #2 east windows

Photo 129  
Bedroom #2 east & south windows

Photo 130  
Bedroom #2 closet

Photo 132  
Entrance to master bedroom

Photo 133  
Master bedroom

Photo 134  
Master bedroom view from inside

Photo 135  
Master bedroom view of closet

Photo 136  
Master bedroom view of bathroom

Photo 146  
Master bedroom wood floor to bathroom tile floor

Photo 147  
Master bedroom wood floor to bathroom tile floor has gaps

Photo 148  
Master bedroom closet lighting

Photo 149  
Master bedroom lighting wiring

Photo 151  
Smoke detectors

Photo 152  
Smoke detectors

Photo 165  
Closet behind fire-place wall

Photo 166  
Wood burning Fire-place

Photo 167  
Wood burning Fire-place flues

Photo 169  
Family room tile floor

Photo 170  
Family room tile floor

Photo 172  
Electrical Breaker panel #2

Photo 173  
Electrical Breaker panel #2

Photo 174  
Electrical Breaker panel #2 manufacturer information

Photo 175  
Electrical Breaker panel #2

Photo 176  
Electrical Breaker panel #2 wiring

Photo 180  
Storage area at south side

Photo 188  
Electrical meter

Photo 190  
Hallway door between the garage and the residence

Photo 192  
A/C compressor

Photo 194  
Ac lines covered

Photo 197  
West elevation view

Photo 198  
Tekee hut base

Photo 205  
Pool pump and pool heater systems

Photo 206  
Pool equipment electrical box missing cover
 

 
I certify that I am authorized to sign this inspection on behalf of Noval Home Inspection Services, and that by the signature made Noval Home Inspection Serices is duly bound by the terms and conditions of the certification. This report expresses no guarantee on the noted components. I further certify that I have no interest present or prospective, in the property, buyer, seller, broker, mortgage, or other party involved in the transaction. Only the conditions of the system as of this date is warranted by the inspection.