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On The Money Home Inspection, LLC


Email: mwaynemoney@aol.com
Phone: (812) 987-8453
1104 Stonelilly Dr 
Jeffersonville IN 47130-8468
Inspector: Wayne Money

 

Property Inspection Report

Client(s):  Dan and Barbie White
Property address:  880 Woodland Drive
Corydon, IN
Inspection date:  Friday, May 22, 2015

This report published on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 1:24:37 PM EST

In this report I will identify any aspect that I see that is not operating as it should. Keep in mind that no home is without at least some of these issues - or something comparable. Most things in the main body of the report will be minor maintenance issues and not a reason for concern, but may need to be addressed in the near future. At the bottom of the report I will include any serious defects and/or safety issues that I believe should be looked at by a qualified contractor. 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.
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 safety hazard
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

Click here for a glossary of building construction terms.Contact your inspector If there are terms that you do not understand, or visit the glossary of construction terms at http://www.reporthost.com/glossary.asp

Table of Contents
General Information
Grounds
Exterior and Foundation
Basement
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


General Information
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Report number: 05222015white
Time started: 1230 am
Present during inspection: Client
Client present for discussion at end of inspection: Yes
Weather conditions during inspection: Dry (no rain)
Temperature during inspection: Warm
Inspection fee: $250
Type of building: Single family
Buildings inspected: One house
Number of residential units inspected: 1
Front of building faces: West
Main entrance faces: West
Occupied: No

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: Steep slope
Condition of driveway: Appeared serviceable
Driveway material: Asphalt, 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: Concrete
Exterior stair material: Concrete

1) Maintain, Comment - The soil or grading sloped down towards building perimeters in one or more areas. This can result in water accumulating around building foundations or underneath buildings. It is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend grading soil so it slopes down and away from buildings with a slope of at least 1 inch per horizontal foot for at least 6 feet out from buildings.
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Yard may hold a little water on left rear of house.
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Ground at front of house should slope away.

2) Maintain, Comment - The asphalt driveway surface was worn and is prone to developing cracks from water penetration. Recommend that a qualified person reseal the driveway. For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?RAD
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Photo 2-1
Driveway.
 

3) Monitor, Comment - The condition of the drain(s) at the base(s) of stairs is unknown. It's beyond the scope of a home inspection to determine if these drains flow adequately during prolonged periods of heavy rain. Recommend consulting with the property owners about this if possible, and monitoring drains in the future. If water is found to accumulate, then recommend that a qualified contractor evaluate and repair as necessary. For example, by cleaning, repairing or installing drains.
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Out door stair drain.
 

4) Comment - Minor deterioration (e.g. cracks, holes, settlement, heaving) was found in the driveway, but no trip hazards were found. The client may wish to have repairs made for cosmetic reasons.
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Photo 4-1
Sidewalk.
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Rear sidewalk.

5) 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.
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Rear porch.
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Washing out under step. May be associated with downspout.
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Front walk leans toward house.
 

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
Condition of wall exterior covering: Appeared serviceable
Apparent wall structure: Wood frame
Wall covering: Vinyl, Stone or faux stone veneer
Condition of foundation and footings: Appeared serviceable
Apparent foundation type: Finished basement
Foundation/stem wall material: Concrete block

6) Repair/Replace, Comment - Some sections of siding and/or trim were loose and/or damaged. Recommend that a qualified person repair, replace or install siding or trim as necessary.
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Small hole.
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Photo 6-2
Soffit loose.

7) Repair/Replace, Comment - The masonry (brick or stone) veneer was deteriorated or damaged in some areas. Where cracks or openings are exposed, water can enter the wall structure causing mold, fungal growth and structural damage. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend that a qualified contractor repair as necessary. For example, by repointing mortar or replacing broken or missing masonry.
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Settling cracks.
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Settling cracks.
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Settling at front door.
 

8) Repair/Maintain, Evaluate, Monitor, Comment - Moderate cracks (1/8 inch - 3/4 inch) and/or leaning were found in the foundation. This may be a structural concern or an indication that settlement is ongoing. The client should consider hiring qualified contractors and/or engineers as necessary for further evaluation. Such contractors may include:
  • Foundation repair contractors who may prescribe repairs, and will give cost estimates for such repairs
  • Masonry contractors who repair and/or replace brick veneer
  • Geotechnical engineers who attempt to determine if settlement is ongoing, and the cause of the settlement
  • Structural engineers who determine if repairs are necessary, and prescribe those repairs
At a minimum, recommend sealing cracks to prevent water infiltration. Numerous products exist to seal such cracks including hydraulic cement, resilient caulks and epoxy sealants.
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Photo 8-1
Cracks at joints of basement exterior stairs.
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Photo 8-2
Past repair to basement stairway.
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Cracks along left side of the basement.
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Past repairs.
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Cracking at joints.
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Past repair.

9) Maintain, Comment - Soil was in contact with or less than 4 inches from brick, stone or faux stone veneer. For most residential installations of this type of veneer, this is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Weep holes may be covered. Condensed water behind the veneer may not be able to escape, and moisture can accumulate in the wood structure behind. Recommend grading and/or removing soil as necessary to maintain a 4-inch clearance.
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Photo 9-1
Yard may hold a little water on left rear of house.
 

10) Maintain, Comment - Caulk was missing in some areas. For example, 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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Photo 10-1
Caulk front door.
 

Basement
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Limitations: Structural components such as joists and beams, and other components such as piping, wiring and/or ducting that are obscured by under-floor insulation are also excluded from this inspection. Note that the inspector does not determine if support posts, columns, beams, joists, studs, trusses, etc. are of adequate size, spanning or spacing.

The inspector does not guarantee or warrant that water will not accumulate in the basement in the future. Access to the basement during all seasons and during prolonged periods of all types of weather conditions (e.g. heavy rain, melting snow) would be needed to do so. The inspector does not determine the adequacy of basement floor or stairwell drains, or determine if such drains are clear or clogged.

Note that all basement areas should be checked periodically for water intrusion, plumbing leaks and pest activity.
Condition of exterior entry doors: Appeared serviceable
Exterior door material: Metal
Condition of floor substructure above: Appeared serviceable
Pier or support post material: Steel
Beam material: Built-up wood
Floor structure above: Solid wood joists
Condition of insulation underneath floor above: Not applicable, none installed
Insulation material underneath floor above: None visible

11) Safety, Repair/Replace, Comment - The ceiling height over stairs at one or more locations was too low and poses a safety hazard, especially for tall people. Ceilings over stairs should be at least 6 feet 8 inches high. At a minimum, be aware of this hazard, especially when guests who are not familiar with the stairs are present. Recommend that a qualified contractor repair per standard building practices.
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Photo 11-1
Head height not 80"
 

12) Safety, Repair/Replace, Comment - Handrails at one or more flights of stairs were too low or too high and pose a fall hazard. Handrails should be located at least 34 inches and at most 38 inches above the nose of each tread/riser. Recommend that a qualified person repair per standard building practices.
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Photo 12-1
Rail loose at top.
 

13) Safety, Repair/Replace, Comment - Guardrails at one or more locations with drop-offs higher than 30 inches had gaps that were too large. This poses a safety hazard for children (e.g. falling, getting stuck in railing). Guardrails should not have gaps or voids that allow passage of a sphere equal to or greater than 4 inches in diameter, or 6 inches in diameter at triangular spaces between stair edges and guardrails. Recommend that a qualified contractor repair or replace guardrails per standard building practices.
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Photo 13-1
No side rails.
 

14) Safety, Repair/Maintain, Comment - One or more handrails had no "returns" installed, where ends of handrails turn and connect to adjacent walls so objects or clothing will not catch on the open ends. This is a safety hazard. Recommend that a qualified person install returns per standard building practices.
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No returns on handrail and added post.
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Photo 14-2
No returns on basement handrail.
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Photo 14-3
Rail loose at top.
 

15) Safety, Repair/Maintain, Comment - Handrails at one or more flights of stairs were loose. This is a safety hazard. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary.
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Photo 15-1
Rail loose at top.
 

16) Repair/Maintain, Evaluate, Comment - One or more support posts appear to have been added since the original construction based on the inspector's observations. Such posts may have been added to reduce bounce or sag in floors above. Consult with the property owner about this, or that a qualified contractor evaluate and make permanent repairs per standard building practices if necessary.
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Photo 16-1
No returns on handrail and added post.
 

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: Appeared serviceable
Roof surface material: Asphalt or fiberglass composition shingles
Roof type: Gable
Apparent number of layers of roof surface material: One
Condition of gutters, downspouts and extensions: Appeared serviceable

17) Repair/Replace, Evaluate, Comment - Flashings at the base of one or more chimneys were deteriorated. Leaks can occur as a result. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend that a qualified contractor evaluate and repair as necessary.
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Photo 17-1
Flashing showing age.
 

18) Maintain, Comment - 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.
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Photo 18-1
Debris clogging guttering system.
 

19) Monitor, Comment - Stains were found at the front of one or more gutters and indicate that the gutters have overflowed. If they have overflowed, it's usually due to debris clogging gutters or downspouts. The inspector was unable to verify that the gutters and downspouts drained adequately due to lack of recent, significant rainfall. Monitor the roof drainage system in the future while it's raining to determine if problems exist. Then if necessary, recommend that a qualified person clean, repair or replace gutters, downspouts and/or extensions.
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Photo 19-1
Evidence of overflowing gutters.
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Evidence of clogged gutters.

20) - These may not be all related to the roof, but any water coming into to house can cause rot. Suggest having qualified contractor evaluate.
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Past moisture in attic. Don't see any damage.
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Minor moisture issues at front door.
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Damage to floor underneath the shower.
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Photo 20-4
Looks like past water damage.
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Staining below window well.
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Paneling loose below window well.
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Photo 20-7
Moisture.
 

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: Viewed from hatch(es)
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 roll or batt
Approximate attic insulation R value (may vary in areas): R-13
Vermiculite insulation present: None visible
Condition of roof ventilation: Appeared serviceable
Roof ventilation type: Box vents (roof jacks), Gable end vents, Enclosed soffit vents

21) Safety, Repair/Replace, Comment - The attic access hatch, door or stairs was located or configured so that it posed a safety hazard for falling when attempting to enter the attic. Recommend that a qualified contractor relocate or reconfigure the access per standard building practices to eliminate this hazard.
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Photo 21-1
Terrible place for attic access.
 

22) Repair/Replace, Comment - The ceiling insulation installed in the attic was substandard and appeared to have an R rating that's significantly less than current standards (R-38). Heating and cooling costs will likely be higher due to poor energy efficiency. Recommend that a qualified contractor install insulation for better energy efficiency and per standard building practices.
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Photo 22-1
About three inches of insulation in attic.
 

23) Repair/Maintain, Comment - One or more attic access hatches or doors were not insulated, or had substandard insulation. Weatherstripping was also missing or substandard. Recommend installing weatherstripping and insulation per current standards at hatches or doors for better energy efficiency. For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?ATTACC
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Photo 23-1
Terrible place for attic access.
 

24) -
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Leaking around chimney in attic.
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Leaking in attic at chimney.
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Framing looks good.
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Homemade trusses. Seems to be ok.
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Gable vent from inside attic.
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Photo 24-6
Evidence of past moisture on brick
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Photo 24-7
Water spots.
 

Garage or Carport
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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, Carport
Condition of door between garage and house: Appeared serviceable
Type of door between garage and house: Wood
Condition of garage floor: Appeared serviceable

25) Comment - Minor cracks were found in the concrete slab floor. These are common and appeared to be only a cosmetic issue.

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: Overhead
Number of service conductors: 3
Service voltage (volts): 120-240
Estimated service amperage: 100
Primary service overload protection type: Circuit breakers
Service entrance conductor material: Stranded aluminum
Main disconnect rating (amps): 100
Condition of main service panel: Appeared serviceable
Location of main service panel #A: Basement
Location of main disconnect: Breaker at top of main service panel
Condition of branch circuit wiring: Serviceable
Branch circuit wiring type: Non-metallic sheathed
Solid strand aluminum branch circuit wiring present: None visible
Ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection present: No
Arc fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) protection present: No
Smoke alarms installed: Only one and it didn't work.

26) Safety, Repair/Replace, Evaluate, Comment - One or more electric receptacles (outlets) at the kitchen and/or exterior had no visible ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection, or the inspector was unable to determine if GFCI protection was present. If not GFCI-protected, receptacles in wet areas pose a shock hazard. Recommend that a qualified electrician evaluate and install GFCI protection if necessary and per standard building practices. General guidelines for GFCI-protected receptacles include the following locations:
  • Outdoors (since 1973)
  • Bathrooms (since 1975)
  • Garages (since 1978)
  • Kitchens (since 1987)
  • Crawl spaces and unfinished basements (since 1990)
  • Wet bar sinks (since 1993)
  • Laundry and utility sinks (since 2005)
For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?GFCI
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Not GFCI protected.
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Exterior plug not GFCI protected.
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Photo 26-3
Kitchen plugs not GFCI protected.
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Kitchen plug not GFCI protected.
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Master bath plug not GFCI protected.
 

27) Safety, Repair/Replace, Comment - One or more circuit breakers in panel(s) #A were "double tapped," where two or more wires were installed in the breaker's lug. Most breakers are designed for only one wire to be connected. This is a safety hazard since the lug bolt can tighten securely against one wire but leave other(s) loose. Arcing, sparks and fires can result. Recommend that a qualified electrician repair as necessary. For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?DBLTAP
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Photo 27-1
Double tapping.
 

28) Safety, Repair/Replace, Comment - One or more branch circuit wires in panel(s) #A appeared to be undersized for their circuit breaker or fuse. This is a potential fire hazard. Recommend that a qualified electrician repair as necessary.
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Photo 28-1
Double tapping AND wire not rated for that size breaker.
 

29) Safety, Repair/Replace, Comment - Bare wire ends, or wires with a substandard termination, were found at one or more locations. This is a potential shock hazard. Recommend that a qualified electrician repair as necessary. For example, by cutting wires to length and terminating with wire nuts in a permanently mounted, covered junction box.
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Photo 29-1
Loose wire in attic.
 

30) Safety, Repair/Replace, Comment - 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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Photo 30-1
Not power at top plug and loose in wall.
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Photo 30-2
Plug loose.

31) Safety, Repair/Replace, Comment - One or more modern, 3-slot electric receptacles (outlets) were found with an open ground. Three-slot receptacles should have a hot, a neutral and a ground wire connected. Homeowners often install new 3-slot receptacles on older, 2-wire circuits that only have hot and neutral wires. This is a shock hazard when appliances that require a ground are used with these receptacles. Examples of such appliances include computers and related hardware, refrigerators, freezers, portable air conditioners, clothes washers, aquarium pumps, and electrically operated gardening tools. Where the electric system was installed prior to when grounded circuits were required (1960s), it is permissible to replace 3-slot receptacles with 2-slot receptacles to prevent appliances that require a ground from being plugged in to an ungrounded circuit. However, the client should be aware of this limitation when planning use for various rooms, such as an office. For newer electric systems, circuits should be repaired so grounded, 3-wire cables provide power to 3-slot receptacles. Recommend that a qualified electrician repair per standard building practices.
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Photo 31-1
False ground.
 

32) Safety, Repair/Replace, Comment - Lighting was missing at an entry door. For safety and convenience, recommend that a qualified electrician install lighting as necessary, and per standard building practices.
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Photo 32-1
No exterior light at back door.
 

33) Safety, Repair/Replace, Comment - One or more sections of outdoor wiring were exposed and not rated for exterior use and/or subject to damage. This is a potential shock hazard. Recommend that a qualified electrician repair per standard building practices. For example, by installing conduit, re-routing wires or replacing wiring.
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Photo 33-1
Outside disconnect. Bare wire to the right.
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Photo 33-2
Wires showing at junction.

34) Safety, Repair/Replace, Comment - No smoke alarms were visible. This is a potential safety hazard. A qualified electrician should install smoke alarms per standard building practices (e.g. in hallways leading to bedrooms, in each bedroom, on each floor and in attached garages). For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?SMKALRM

35) Safety, Repair/Maintain, Comment - One or more cover plates for switches, receptacles (outlets) or junction boxes were missing or broken. These plates are intended to contain fire and prevent electric shock from occurring due to exposed wires. Recommend that a qualified person install cover plates where necessary.
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No cover plate.
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Photo 35-2
No cover plate.
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Photo 35-3
Open junction box in attic.
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Photo 35-4
No cover plate.
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Photo 35-5
No cover plate.
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Photo 35-6
No cover plate.
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Photo 35-7
No cover plate.
 

36) Safety, Repair/Maintain, Comment - No carbon monoxide alarms were visible. This is a potential safety hazard. Some states and/or municipalities require CO alarms to be installed for new construction and/or for homes being sold. Recommend installing approved CO alarms outside of each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms on each level and in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations. For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?COALRM

37) Safety, Evaluate, Comment - Panel #A was located in a closet. This is not an approved location for electric panels. Recommend that a qualified electrician move the panel(s) or make repairs per standard building practices.
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Photo 37-1
Breaker box in a closet.
 

38) Safety, Evaluate, Comment - 2-slot receptacles (outlets) rather than 3-slot, grounded receptacles were installed in one or more areas. These do not have an equipment ground and are considered unsafe by today's standards. Appliances that require a ground should not be used with 2-slot receptacles. Examples of such appliances include computers and related hardware, refrigerators, freezers, portable air conditioners, clothes washers, aquarium pumps, and electrically operated gardening tools. The client should be aware of this limitation when planning use for various rooms, such as an office. Upgrading to grounded receptacles typically requires installing new wiring from the main service panel or sub-panel to the receptacle(s), in addition to replacing the receptacle(s). Consult with a qualified electrician about upgrading to 3-wire, grounded circuits.
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Photo 38-1
Two prong plug.
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Photo 38-2
Two prong plug.
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Photo 38-3
Two prong plug.
 

39) Repair/Replace, Evaluate, Comment - One or more electric receptacles (outlets) appeared to have no power. Recommend asking the property owner about this. Switches may need to be operated to make some receptacles energized. If necessary, recommend that a qualified electrician evaluate and repair.

40) Repair/Replace, Comment - One receptacle (outlet) had a prong from a plug broken off in a slot, or slot(s) were clogged with foreign objects. Recommend that a qualified electrician replace such receptacles as necessary.
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Photo 40-1
Prong broken off in plug.
 

41) Repair/Maintain, Evaluate, Comment - The legend for circuit breakers or fuses in panel(s) #A was missing, incomplete, illegible or confusing. This is a potential shock or fire hazard in the event of an emergency when power needs to be turned off. Recommend correcting the legend so it's accurate, complete and legible. Evaluation by a qualified electrician may be necessary.
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Photo 41-1
Breaker box not labeled.
 

42) Evaluate, Comment - 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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Photo 42-1
Stairway light not working.
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Photo 42-2
Basement light not working.

43) - Some lights in closets didn't have a globe on them. This can be a fire hazard as clothing can come in contact with the bulb and overheat.
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Photo 43-1
Bare bulb in closet.
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Photo 43-2
Bare bulb in closets.
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Photo 43-3
Bare bulb in closet.
 

44) -
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Photo 44-1
100 amp overhead service.
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Photo 44-2
Inside of breaker box.
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Photo 44-3
Double tapping.
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Photo 44-4
Double tapping at neutral bar.

45) - Bare wire can be damaged causing injury or fire.
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Photo 45-1
Exposed wire in master closet.
 

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
Location of main water shut-off: Basement
Condition of supply lines: Appeared serviceable
Supply pipe material: Copper
Condition of drain pipes: Appeared serviceable
Drain pipe material: Copper
Condition of waste lines: Appeared serviceable
Waste pipe material: Copper
Vent pipe condition: Appeared serviceable
Vent pipe material: Copper
Sewage ejector pump installed: Yes
Condition of sewage ejector pump: Appeared serviceable
Condition of fuel system: Appeared serviceable
Location of main fuel shut-off valve: At gas meter
Sump pump installed: None visible

46) Repair/Replace, Evaluate, Comment - Significant corrosion was found in one drain pipes or fittings. This can indicate past leaks, or that leaks are likely to occur in the future. Recommend that a qualified plumber evaluate and repair as necessary.
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Chrome drain shows signs of deterioration.
 

47) Repair/Replace, Comment - One or more sinks or fixtures used mechanical or auto vents. These are commonly installed in manufactured homes where it's difficult to install vents to the outside. However, most municipalities don't allow them for "stick-built" homes. The spring mechanisms in them can fail, resulting in sewer gases entering living spaces, and they have no screen to keep out vermin (mice). "Air admittance valves" (AAV) are recommended instead of these vents. AAVs have no spring to fail and have built-in screens. Recommend that a qualified plumber upgrade mechanical vents to AAVs. For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?AUTOVENT

Kitchen sink.

48) Repair/Replace, Comment - The copper water service pipe was embedded in concrete or masonry where it was routed through the foundation, and no protection from damage due to thermal expansion was visible. Copper pipes embedded in concrete or masonry should be wrapped with an approved tape or installed through a sleeve for abrasion protection. Recommend that a qualified contractor repair per standard building practices.
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Main water shut off behind water heater.
 

49) Repair/Replace, Comment - One or more sinks or fixtures used mechanical or auto vents. These are commonly installed in manufactured homes where it's difficult to install vents to the outside. However, most municipalities don't allow them for "stick-built" homes. The spring mechanisms in them can fail, resulting in sewer gases entering living spaces, and they have no screen to keep out vermin (mice). "Air admittance valves" (AAV) are recommended instead of these vents. AAVs have no spring to fail and have built-in screens. Recommend that a qualified plumber upgrade mechanical vents to AAVs. For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?AUTOVENT

50) Comment - One or more hose bibs (outside faucets) were not evaluated due to their being winterized with covers. They are excluded from this inspection.
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Outside spigots weather proofed. Not checked.
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Outside spigot.
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Outside spigot.
 

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Bathroom plumbing vent pipe.
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No shower head.

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: Appeared serviceable, Near, at or beyond service life
Type: Tank
Energy source: Electricity
Estimated age: Mnf 1993
Capacity (in gallons): 40
Temperature-pressure relief valve installed: Yes
Location of water heater: Basement
Hot water temperature tested: Yes
Water temperature (degrees Fahrenheit): 111

52) Safety, Repair/Replace, Comment - The temperature-pressure relief valve drain line was too short. 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. Recommend that a qualified plumber repair per standard building practices. For example, by extending the drain line to within 6 inches of the floor, or routing it to drain outside. For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?TPRVALVE
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Leg too short.
 

53) Safety, Repair/Replace, Comment - Wiring for the water heater's power supply was exposed and subject to damage. Standard building practices call for non-metallic sheathed wiring to be protected with BX armored conduit to prevent damage. This is a potential safety hazard for shock. Recommend that a qualified contractor repair per standard building practices.
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Exposed wire to water heater.
 

54) Comment - The estimated useful life for most water heaters is 8-12 years. This water heater appeared 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, or considering replacement now before any leaks occur. The client should be aware that significant flooding can occur if the water heater fails. If not replaced now, consider having a qualified person install a catch pan and drain or a water alarm to help prevent damage if water does leak.
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Water heater label.
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Water heater.
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Water temperature.
 

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
Condition of forced air heating/(cooling) system: Appeared serviceable
Forced air heating system fuel type: Natural gas
Location of forced air furnace: Basement
Forced air system capacity in BTUs or kilowatts: 100,000 BTU
Estimated age of forced air furnace: Couldn't find the exact manufacturing date but around 1993
Condition of furnace filters: Appeared serviceable
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 cooling system and/or heat pump: Appeared serviceable, Near, at or beyond service life, Mnf 02/1998
Cooling system and/or heat pump fuel type: Electric
Location: Rear of house
Type: Split system
Condition of controls: Appeared serviceable

55) Major Defect, Comment - The estimated useful life for most heat pumps and air conditioning condensing units is 10-15 years. This unit appeared to be 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 near future.
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AC
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AC label.

56) Evaluate, Comment - One or more ceiling fans appeared to be inoperable, or the inspector was unable to find normal controls with which to operate the fan(s). Recommend asking the property owner about their operation, and if necessary, that a qualified electrician evaluate and repair.
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Ceiling fan not working.
 

57) Comment - The estimated useful life for most forced air furnaces is 15-20 years. This furnace appeared to be 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 near future.
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Furnace label.
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Furnace filter.

Fireplaces, Stoves, Chimneys and Flues
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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 stove type: Insert
Condition of chimneys and flues: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Wood-burning chimney type: Masonry

58) Safety, Repair/Replace, Evaluate, Comment - A significant amount of creosote or burning by-products (ash, soot, etc.) was visible in one or more chimneys. This is a potential fire hazard and a sign that chimney system maintenance has been deferred. The client should be aware that the type and quality of wood burned, and the moisture content of the wood, will affect the rate at which burning by-products accumulate in the chimney. When wood-burning devices are used regularly, they should be cleaned annually at a minimum. A qualified contractor should evaluate, clean, and repair if necessary.
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Inside downstairs wood stove.
 

59) Safety, Repair/Maintain, Evaluate, Comment - One or more wood-burning fireplaces or stoves were found at the property. When such devices are used, they should be professionally inspected and cleaned annually to prevent creosote build-up and to determine if repairs are needed. The National Fire Protection Association states that a "Level 2" chimney inspection should be performed with every sale or transfer of property with a wood-burning device. Recommend consulting with the property owner about recent and past servicing and repairs to all wood-burning devices and chimneys or flues at this property. Recommend that a qualified specialist evaluate all wood-burning devices and chimneys, and clean and repair as necessary. Note that if a wood stove insert is installed, it may need to be removed for such an evaluation. For more information, search for "chimney inspection" at:
http://www.reporthost.com/?CSIA
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Down the chimney.
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Down the chimney.
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Down the chimney.
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Inside 1st floor wood stove.

60) Safety, Repair/Maintain, Comment - One or more chimney flue terminations had no spark screen. Spark screens reduce the chance of embers exiting the flue and causing fires. They also prevent wildlife (e.g. birds, rodents, raccoons) from entering flues. Recommend that a qualified person install spark screens per standard building practices where missing.
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Chimney cap.
 

61) Repair/Replace, Comment - The masonry chimney crown was deteriorated. Crowns are meant to keep water off of the chimney structure and prevent damage from freeze-thaw cycles. Chimney crowns are commonly constructed by mounding concrete or mortar on the top chimney surface, however this is substandard. A properly constructed chimney crown should:
  • Be constructed using either precast 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), with the gap filled with flexible caulk
  • Have flashing installed between the bottom of the crown and the top of the brick chimney
Recommend that a qualified contractor repair or replace crowns as necessary, and per standard building practices.
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Chimney cap.
 

62) Repair/Maintain, Comment - Mortar at the brick chimney was deteriorated (e.g. loose, missing, cracked). As a result, water is likely to infiltrate the chimney structure and cause further damage. Recommend that a qualified contractor repair as necessary. For example, by repointing the mortar.
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Chimney mortar needs tuck pointing.
 

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, Near, at or beyond service life
Range, cooktop or oven type: Electric
Condition of refrigerator: Appeared serviceable

63) Repair/Replace, Evaluate, Comment - No high loop or air gap was visible for the dishwasher drain. 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. An air gap is a device that makes the drain line non-continuous. Both of these prevent waste-water backflow from entering the dishwasher, and possibly flooding out of the dishwasher if/when a siphon occurs. Some newer dishwashers have these devices built in. The client should try to determine if these devices are 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 a high loop and air gap per standard building practices.
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Dishwasher drain.
 

64) Repair/Replace, Comment - The sink sprayer was inoperable. Recommend that a qualified person repair or replace as necessary.
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Sprayer not working.
 

65) Repair/Replace, Comment - 3 and/or 4 cooktop burner(s) were inoperable. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary.
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Two burners not working.
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Very cool stove. Both ovens work.

66) Repair/Maintain, Comment - The sink drained slowly. Recommend clearing drain and/or having a qualified plumber repair if necessary.

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: 3/4 bath, first floor
Location #B: Full bath, Master 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: Appeared serviceable
Condition of shower(s) and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
Condition of ventilation systems: Appeared serviceable
Bathroom and laundry ventilation type: Spot exhaust fans
Gas supply for laundry equipment present: No
240 volt receptacle for laundry equipment present: Yes

67) Safety, Repair/Replace, Comment - The clothes dryer was equipped with a vinyl or mylar, accordion-type, flexible exhaust duct. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission considers these types of ducts to be unsafe, and a fire hazard. They can trap lint and are susceptible to kinks or crushing, which can greatly reduce the air flow and cause overheating. Recommend that such ducts be replaced with a rigid or corrugated semi-rigid metal duct, and by a qualified contractor if necessary. For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?DRYER
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Dryer vent.
 

68) Repair/Replace, Comment - The clothes washer drain standpipe was Was non existent . Standard building practices require that the stand pipe be:
  • A minimum of 2 inches in diameter
  • At least 33 inches tall for a top-loading clothes washer
  • At least 24 inches tall for a front-loading clothes washer
Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary per standard building practices.

Washer dumps into laundry sink then is pumped up to the drain. The pump seemed to work fine.
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Laundry sink pump.
 

69) Repair/Maintain, Comment - The sink at location(s) #A and B drained slowly. Recommend clearing drain and/or having a qualified plumber repair if necessary.
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Not stopper in master vanity.
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Water flow.

70) Repair/Maintain, Comment - Caulk was missing around the base of the bathtub spout, or there was a gap behind it, at location(s) #B. Water may enter the wall structure behind the bathtub. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary to eliminate the gap. For example, by installing or replacing caulk if the gap is small enough. For larger gaps, a shorter spout nipple or an escutcheon plate can be installed.
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Caulk behind fixture.
 

71) Repair/Maintain, Comment - Gaps, no caulk, or substandard caulking were found between the bathtub and the walls at location(s) #B. Water may penetrate these areas and cause damage. Recommend that a qualified person re-caulk or install caulking as necessary.
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Caulking.
 

72) Repair/Maintain, Comment - Tile and/or grout in the shower enclosure at location(s) #A were 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.
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Grout joints.
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Grout joints.

73) Repair/Maintain, Comment - The shower at location(s) #A drained slowly. Recommend clearing drain and/or that a qualified plumber repair if necessary.
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Slow drain in shower.
 

74) Minor Defect, Comment - The bathtub at location(s) #B drained slowly. Recommend clearing drain and/or that a qualified plumber repair if necessary.

75) Comment - Suggest cleaning dryer vent.
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Outside dryer vent. Suggest cleaning.
 

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: Metal
Condition of interior doors: Appeared serviceable
Condition of windows and skylights: Appeared serviceable
Type(s) of windows: Vinyl, Metal, Multi-pane, Single-pane, Sliding, Double-hung, Fixed
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
Flooring type or covering: Carpet, Vinyl, linoleum or marmoleum, Laminate, Tile, Concrete
Condition of stairs, handrails and guardrails: Appeared serviceable

76) Repair/Replace, Comment - Deadbolt on one exterior door was difficult to operate. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary.
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Front door dead bolt doesn't full engage in jamb.
 

77) Repair/Replace, Comment - Vinyl floor tiles were installed in one or more "wet" areas (e.g. kitchen, mud room, bathroom, laundry room). Spilled water can penetrate seams and damage the sub-floor. Recommend that a qualified contractor install continuous waterproof flooring in wet areas as necessary.
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Vinyl tiles in wet area.
 

78) Repair/Maintain, Comment - One interior door wouldn't latch or was difficult to latch. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary. For example, by adjusting latch plates or locksets.
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Basement door doesn't latch.
 

79) Minor Defect, Comment - 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

80) - Broken glass on the storm window of bedroom.
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Broken glass in bedroom.
 

81) -
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Master bedroom door has a little damage around the knob and knob is missing the center part.
 

82) - Although basement door is only half door, it opens over the stairs and can be dangerous.
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Door opens over stairs.
 


While this house has been lived in for years as is, here is a list of my concerns as of my inspection:

1. #1,3,5,18,19,20+24 Water around the home must be controlled.

2. #8 The foundation walls have been repaired in the past. Suggest trying to get any warranty papers about
this and possibly have qualified structural engineer to evaluate.

3. #26-45 Suggest discussing these electrical items with qualified electrician.

4. #55-57 Suggest having qualified HVAC contractor evaluate entire system.

5. #58-62 Suggest having qualified contractor evaluate chimney and fireboxes before use.

** Drains run slow in most of the house. Suggest having qualified plumber evaluate.


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