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NorthWest Inspections

Website: http://www.reporthost.com/nwi
Email: jasonposeyak@gmail.com
Inspector's email: jasonposeyak@gmail.com
Phone: (907) 244-7985
Inspector's phone: (907) 244-7985
7888 W Limelight St 
Boise ID 83714-6166
Inspector: Jason Posey

 

Property Inspection Report

Client(s):  Rita O’brien Shane Kenworthy
Property address:  818 Silver Torch St.
Meridian ID 83646
Inspection date:  Friday, May 4, 2018

This report published on Friday, May 4, 2018 5:14:58 PM MDT

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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:
Concern typeMinor DefectCorrection likely involves only a minor expense
Concern typeMaintainRecommend ongoing maintenance

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Table of Contents
4-Point Inspection-Personal Lines
Electrical System
HVAC System
Plumbing System
Roof
Additional Comment/Observations

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4-Point Inspection-Personal Lines
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Applicant Name: Rita O’brien, Shane Kenworthy
Address Inspected: 818 Silver Torch St. Meridian ID.
Actual Year Built: 2006
Date Inspected: 5-4-18
Minimum photo requirements - Dwelling: Each side: Yes
Minimum photo requirements - Roof: Each slope: Yes
Minimum photo requirements - Plumbing: Water heater, under cabinet plumbing/drains, exposed valves: Yes
Minimum photo requirements - Main electrical service panel with interior door label: Yes
Minimum photo requirements - Electrical box with panel off: Yes
Minimum photo requirements - ALL hazards or deficiencies noted in this report: Yes

1)   Pictures not marked in red are for reference and no concern was noted. If a concern is noted the picture will be marked in someway in red and a description of the concern will be below.
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Several screens were damaged or worn.
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Several areas of the siding and trim had damage or failing paint. The siding and trim are made of pressed wood fiber and extremely susceptible to water. Recommend painting the areas to prevent swelling and further paint damage.
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Several down spouts were not direction water away from the foundation. In heave rain times this can allow water to enter the crawlspace.
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Trim warped and swelled at the garage door. It appeared the sealant fails allowing water to get behind the trim and make contact with the unpainted portion causing the warping and swelling. If not addressed it will worsen in wet periods.
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Siding damage at A/C
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Evidence of past water entering the crawlspace. No wood damage or mold was noted and a sump pump was professionally installed to prevent water build up in the future.
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In the attic above the garage two roof trusses were cracked. This one appeared 14 inches long. This didn't appear to be a major concern at the moment however this may be something to watch during winter with heavy snow loads. If the cracks expand or lengthen further the issue should be addressed.
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Second crack in the roof truss above the garage. This one was 18 inches long. Not a major concern unless they get larger. A change in the cracks with or length shows movement or unstable structure and should be addressed. Neither of the cracks appear to be a concern and should be watched for changes.
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Electrical System
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Main panel type: Circuit breaker
Main panel total amps: 200
Is main panel amperage sufficient for current usage?: Yes
Branch circuit aluminum wiring: No
Connections repaired via COPALUM crimp: No
Connections repaired via AlumiConn: No
Blown fuses present: No
Tripping breakers present: No
Empty sockets present: No
Loose wiring present: No
Improper grounding present: No
Corrosion present: No
Over fusing present: No
Double taps present: No
Exposed wiring: No
Unsafe wiring present: No
Improper breaker size present: No
Scorching present: No
General condition of the electrical system: Satisfactory
Main panel age: 12yrs
Year main panel last updated: 2006
Wiring Type: Copper, NM, BX or Conduit

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HVAC System
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Central AC: Yes
Central heat: Yes
Are the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems in good working order: Yes
Date of last HVAC servicing/inspection: 2017
Wood-burning stove or central gas fireplace not professionally installed: No
Space heater used as primary heat source: No
Is the source portable: No
Does the air handler/condensate line or drain pan show any signs of blockage or leakage, including water damage to the surrounding area: No
Age of System: 4yrs
Year Last Updated: 10-2014

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Insulation is coming off the main duct from the furnace in the crawlspace. Not a major concern however if possible the insulation should be pulled over the duck.
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Plumbing System
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Is there a temperature pressure relief valve on the water heater: Yes
Is there any indication of an active leak: No
Is there any indication of a prior leak: No
Water heater location: Garage.
Condition of dishwasher: Satisfactory
Condition of refrigerator: Satisfactory
Condition of washing machine: Satisfactory
Condition of water heater: Satisfactory, Water temp was 109deg at the time of the inspection.
Condition of showers/Tubs: Satisfactory
Condition of toilets: Satisfactory
Condition of sinks: Satisfactory
Condition of sump pump: Satisfactory
Condition of main shut off valve: Satisfactory, Water pressure was 58psi at the time of the inspection. 60-80psi is ideal. However 40-80psi is acceptable.
Condition of all other visible: Satisfactory
Age of piping system original to home: 2006
Type of Pipes: PEX

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Roof
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Predominant roof covering material: Composite single layer.
Predominant roof age (years): Appeared original to the house. Installed in 2006.
Predominant roof remaining useful life (years): 5+ years. Note this not a guarantee of the life of the roof. This is a professional opinion based on the condition of the roof at the time of the inspection.
Predominant roof overall condition: Satisfactory
Predominant roof visible signs of damage/deterioration: Raised nails.
Explanation of damage/deterioration: Raised nails were noted in one location at the ridge of the roof. This is a common occurrence in these areas. The shingles are thick and likely the nails didn’t reach or bite in to the roof decking. Recommend either tapping nails back down or replacing them with 1/2in longer nails then covering the tops with silicone. As it is currently, the raised nails could provide a path for water to enter the attic area or the shingle could come loose during high winds.
Predominant roof visible signs of leaks: No
Predominant roof attic/underside of decking leaks: No
Predominant roof interior ceilings leaks: No
Secondary roof visible signs of leaks: No
Secondary roof attic/underside of decking leaks: No
Secondary roof interior ceilings leaks: No

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Two raised nails. should be tapped down or replaces and sealed to prevent water from entering attic stace and to tp prevent the shingle from coming loose in high winds.
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Additional Comment/Observations
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I certify that the above statements are true and correct: Yes
Inspector Title: Owner of NWI
Date Signed: 5-4-18
Company Name: NorthWest Inspections
Work Phone: 907-244-7985

6) A crack in the ceiling between the kitchen and living room was noted during the inspection. This crack has no structural concern and no other cracks were noted. You may want to fill the crack with a flexible filler and paint for cosmetic reasons only. The crack couldn't be seen in the picture.


Thank you for using NorthWest Inspections. Feel free to call me if you have any questions.
Inspection performed and report written by.
Jason E Posey
NorthWest Inspections
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