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All of these home and property inspection templates are available to ReportHost users at no cost. 
Home Inspection - Standard
The template new ReportHost users are automatically given. Approximately 900 concerns and 220 description items.  Meets or exceeds InterNACHI, ASHI, NAHI, CAHPI, CREIA, FABI and most states' standards of practice.
Home Inspection - Extended
The big kahuna! Approximately 1500 concerns and 300 description items.  Exceeds InterNACHI, ASHI, NAHI, CAHPI, CREIA, FABI and most states' standards of practice.
Just what you need for inspecting condo interiors, and a cursory look at common areas.
Based on our "Home Inspection Standard" template, but with built-in choices for up to 10 units, plus additional items specific to multi-unit properties.
Over 440 concerns and 100 description items involving code violations common to new construction. We have 2 versions, 1 with and 1 without references to the 2009 and 2012 International Residential Codes (IRC).
Four-Point Insurance Inspection
Designed for insurance inspections performed in Florida. Standard four part template including Electric, Plumbing, Roof, HVAC. Compliant with Citizen's Insurance as of September 2012.
Pool and Spa
Covers pool and spa bodies, decking, coping, filter systems, heaters, circulation systems, electrical systems, access and safety issues, and more.
Includes a spore sample section that you can repeat as many times as needed, and concerns related to moisture and air quality.
Descriptions Only
Our Extended template with the concerns omitted.  Useful for those who want to use our description items so their reports are compliant with various standards of practice but who want to write their own concerns, or for field notes users who are building their templates from scratch.
Contains various report sections that can be imported into your template including "Private well", "Private Septic System" and "Recall Check". Enter appliance brand, model# and serial# info into the Recall Chek section to make it easy to submit information for your RecallCheck reports. See RecallChek for details on this service.
Each template is organized by report section.  For example, our Extended template contains the following report sections:
  • General Information
  • Grounds
  • Exterior and Foundation
  • Crawl Space
  • 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
  • Wood Destroying Organism Findings

Within sections there are 3 types of language:
Descriptions quantify or describe items, such as noting that the electric service is rated at 200 amps. They help make your reports compliant with the standards of practice of the major professional organizations.
Concerns explain building defects or conditions that require repair, further evaluation, monitoring, etc.  Concerns can also include hyperlinks to related websites, images, illustrations, and more.  Concerns may have one or more types associated with them, such as "Safety", "Major defect", "Repair/Maintain", etc.  Concern "types" determine the order in which your concerns appear within a report's section.  For example, "Safety" items appear at the top of a section while "Monitor" or "Comment" items appear below.

Labels are words or phrases that help visually organize your field notes. Labels are for the inspector's use and don't appear in published reports.
Each description and concern has a short and a long version.  The short versions are shown on your tablet or in your field notes, which are used during inspections. The longer, narrative versions appear in your published reports.  Field notes can be printed and used to record your findings during inspections.  Our ReportHost for tablets software for iPads, Android tablets and portable computers displays the shorter version of these texts when recording findings during inspections.
You can customize your own templates in many ways, for example:
  • Add, modify or delete concerns descriptions and labels
  • Add, modify or delete entire report sections
  • Move or replicate items within or between report sections
  • Import items from our default templates into your own templates
  • Create your own templates from scratch, or by copying ours or yours

The example below shows the field notes view of the "Water Heater" section in our Extended template.
Descriptions are shown in blueconcerns are shown in red,  and labels are shown in black.
Water Heater
1 Limitations: ____________________      
2 Excluded: Solar      
3 Limited eval: Tankless heater       Indirect tankless       Just turned on       Vacation setting      
4 Obscured by: Insulated jacket | Stored items | Permanent, locked enclosure      
5 Not fully evaluated - gas supply was off / local gas shut-off was off / pilot light was off / electricity supply was off / overcurrent protection device was off, tripped or missing / safety switch was off      
6 Condition: Serviceable / Repair, replace, eval / Near, at or beyond lifespan / Not determined / N/A (none) / ____________      
7 Type: Tank / Tankless / Integral w/ tank / Integral tankless / Condo, common area / Condo, not determined / Not determined / ____________      
8 Energy source: Electricity / Natural gas / Propane / Oil / Solar / ____________       Estimated age: __________      
9 Capacity: 30 / 38 / 40 / 46 / 47 / 50 / 52 / 65 / 66 / 80 / N/A / Not determined / ____________      
10 Manufacturer: American / American Proline / American Standard / A.O. Smith / AquaStar / Bosch / Bradford White / Envi-Ro-Temp / General Electric / Hotpoint / Reliance / Rheem / Richmond / Row Con / Rudd / State / Takagi / U.S. Craftmaster / Whirlpool / Not determined / ____________      
11 Model #: ____________________       Serial #: ____________________       Water temperature: _____      
12 Location: Garage / Util / Mech / Laundry / Basement / Crawl space / Closet / Ext. closet (mfg. home) / Attic / Not determined / ____________      
13 Age: Lifespan (8-12 yrs) - near / at / beyond       Unknown, may be old      
14 Leaking - supply pipes or fittings / shut-off valve       Corrosion - supply pipes or fittings / shut-off valve      
15 Undersized       Reverse plumbed       Direct connection, plastic supply pipe      
16 Rumbling or gurgling       Recirculation pump installed, explain      
17 Tank casing: Leaking, replace       Corrosion       Water stains below      
18 Temp: > 120 | Cool, cold       Bonding: Wires, clamps loose - water / gas | Steel clamp on copper pipe      
19 Seismic straps: Missing | Substandard       Insulated jacket - damaged / deteriorated      
20 No catch pan over finished space: House | Condo       No drain line for pan      
21 TPR valve: Missing | Leaking       Water shut-off valve: Missing | Handle missing      
22 TPR drain line: None, accessible | None, inaccessible       Sloped up       Flex connector       PVC      
23 Drain line - was less than 3/4 inch in diameter / was longer than 15 feet / had more than 4 elbows / was capped or blocked / terminated with threaded pipe / terminated too close to the surface below      
24 Terminates: >6" above floor | <6" or >24" above grade outside | In inaccessible area      
25 No expansion tank: With pressure-relief valve       With backflow preventer      
26 Recalled water heaters (see reference sheets): Bradford White gas 4/02-5/02      
27 American Proline, Envirotemp, Mor-Flo, Powerflex, Premier Plus & US Craftmaster gas 6/01-9/01      
28 A.O. Smith, State natural gas/propane 11/07-1/08       A.O. Smith gas/propane 30 & 40 gal. 4/91-7/91      
29 Delta Combination gas 8/01-1/06      
30 Recalled tankless (see reference sheets): Aquastar gas model AQ38B NG 3/97-1/01      
31 Paloma, Rheem, Ruud, Richmond gas 5/04-12/06      
32 Electric:    
33 No insulated pad on concrete       Covers loose or missing       Exposed wiring      
34 Substandard wiring - exposed splices / loose or damaged conduit / loose or missing bushing      
35 Burners:    
36 Condition: Serviceable / Repair, replace, eval / Not determined / ____________      
37 Scale - on the burner or pilot assemblies / around the draft hood       Scorch marks on casing      
38 Flame shield missing - inner / outer       Rollout       Popping      
39 Gas flame - not blue in color / noisy / floating above the burner      
40 Flues (see Fireplace/Chimney section):    
41 Condition: Serviceable / Repair, replace, eval / Not determined / ____________      
42 Back drafting       Draft hood loose       Foam insulation near draft hood      
43 Combustion Air:    
44 Condition: Serviceable / Repair, replace, eval / ____________      
45 Substandard       Vent missing, blocked - upper / lower      

Description example
The text below is the report version of the description on line number one of the "Water Heater" section (shown above).  Its field notes text is "Limitations" and its report text is:
"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."
Concern example #1
The text below is the report version of the "Reversed plumbed" concern on line number 15 of the "Water Heater" section (shown above). Its report text is:
"The water heater appeared to be reverse plumbed: the cold water supply line was attached to the water heater's hot water outlet, and the hot water supply line was attached to the cold water inlet. Energy efficiency will be reduced because of this. A qualified plumbing contractor should repair as necessary."
Concern example #2
This example is from the "Plumbing / Fuel Systems" report section of our Extended template.  Its field notes text is "Pre-1986 lead solder warning", and its report text is:
"Copper water supply pipes were installed. Copper pipes installed prior to the late 1980s may be joined with solder that contains lead, which is a known health hazard especially for children. Laws were passed in 1985 prohibiting the use of lead in solder, but prior to that solder normally contained approximately 50% lead. The client should be aware of this, especially if children will be using this water supply system. Note that the inspector does not test for toxic materials such as lead. The client should consider having a qualified lab test for lead, and if necessary take steps to reduce or remove lead from the water supply. Various solutions include:
  • Flush water taps or faucets. Do not drink water that has been sitting in the plumbing lines for more than 6 hours
  • Install appropriate filters at points of use
  • Use only cold water for cooking and drinking, as hot water dissolves lead more quickly than cold water
  • Use bottled or distilled water
  • Treat well water to make it less corrosive
  • Have a qualified plumber replace supply pipes and/or plumbing components as necessary
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