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131 E Frances Ave 
Peoria IL 61614-5008
Inspector: Timothy Patrick



Client(s):  Mr. & Mrs Customer
Property address:  1234 Peoria, IL.
Inspection date:  Saturday, September 03, 2016

This report published on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 3:08:33 PM CST

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Concerns are shown and sorted according to these types:
Concern typeSafetyPoses a safety hazard
Concern typeMajor DefectCorrection likely involves a significant expense
Concern typeRepair/ReplaceRecommend repairing or replacing
Concern typeRepair/MaintainRecommend repair and/or maintenance
Concern typeMaintainRecommend ongoing maintenance
Concern typeEvaluateRecommend evaluation by a specialist
Concern typeCommentFor your information

General Information
1 - This is a safety concern an as such needs to be address as soon as possible. Furnace and venting in attic.
Dryer vent obstruction.
Trusses in attic.
Bucket Chemical?

3 - Flashings at the base of one or more chimneys were . 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.

4 - Some composition shingles were loose. Leaks can occur as a result. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend that a qualified contractor repair as necessary. For example, by replacing shingles.

Attic and Roof Structure
5 - One or more roof trusses were cut, damaged or modified. The roof structure has likely been weakened as a result. Trusses are engineered components and shouldn't be cut or modified by builders or homeowners. Repairs may involve restoring the trusses to their original condition or configuration. Recommend that a licensed structural engineer evaluate and prescribe repairs as necessary. A qualified contractor should perform repairs per the engineer's specifications.

6 - One or more soffit vents were blocked by insulation. This can reduce air flow through the roof structure or attic and result in reduced service life for the roof surface materials because of high temperatures. Moisture from condensation is also likely to accumulate in the roof structure and/or attic and can be a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary so air flows freely through all vents. For example, by moving or removing insulation and installing cardboard baffles.

Garage or Carport
7 - The auto-reverse mechanism on one or more automatic openers for garage vehicle doors was inoperable. This is a potential safety hazard. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary. For more information on garage door safety issues, visit:

8 - One or more garage vehicle doors were damaged or deteriorated. Recommend that a qualified contractor door(s) as necessary.

Safety eye north door inoperable, auto reverse not operating on either door.

Plumbing / Fuel Systems
10 - Based on visible components or information provided to the inspector, this property appeared to have a private sewage disposal (septic) system. These are specialty systems and are excluded from this inspection. Comments in this report related to this system are made as a courtesy only and are not meant to be a substitute for a full evaluation by a qualified specialist. Generally, septic tanks should be pumped and inspected every 3 years. Depending on the type of system and municipal regulations, inspection and maintenance may be required more frequently, often annually. Recommend the following:For more information, visit:

Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition (HVAC)
12 - Because of the age and/or condition of the forced air furnace, recommend that a qualified HVAC contractor inspect the heat exchanger and perform a carbon monoxide test when it's serviced. Note that these tests are beyond the scope of a standard home inspection.

13 - The estimated useful life for most heat pumps and air conditioning condensing units is 10-15 years. This unit appeared to be 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.

14 - The last service date of the forced air heating/cooling system appeared to be more than 1 year ago, or the inspector was unable to determine the last service date. Ask the property owner when it was last serviced. If unable to determine the last service date, or if this system was serviced more than 1 year ago, recommend that a qualified HVAC contractor service this system and make repairs if necessary. Because this system has a compressor and refrigerant system, this servicing should be performed annually in the future. Any needed repairs noted in this report should be brought to the attention of the contractor when it's serviced.

Bathrooms, Laundry and Sinks
16 - The clothes dryer exhaust duct was kinked, crushed or damaged. Air flow will be restricted as a result and the clothes dryer may overheat. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of fire. Recommend that a qualified person replace or repair the duct as necessary. For more information, visit: