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Neogenco


3420 Venson Dr 
Bartlett TN 38135-2438
Inspector: Collin Hickerson

 

Myky and Nick Schroeder
Client(s): Schroeder, Nick and Myky
Property address: 546 Summit Way
Mount Juliet TN 37122-1322
Inspection date: 1/15/2012
This report published on Monday, January 16, 2012 9:42:23 PM CST

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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 risk of injury or death 
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 
EvaluateRecommend evaluation by a specialist 
ServiceableItem or component is in servicable condition 
CommentFor your information 

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Table of Contents
General Information
Grounds
Exterior / Foundation
Roof / Attic
Garage / Carport
Electric
Plumbing / Fuel Systems
Water Heater
Heating
Fireplaces / Stoves / Chimneys
Kitchen
Bathrooms / Laundry / Sinks
Interior Rooms / Areas
 
General Information Return to table of contents
Inspector: Collin Hickerson
Present during inspection: Client, Realtor
Client present for discussion at end of inspection: Yes
Weather conditions: Clear
Temperature: Cold
Ground condition: Damp
Type of building: Single family
Age of building(s): 1999
Source for building age: Realtor, Client, Inspector's estimate
Front of building faces: West
Main entrance faces: West
Occupied: Yes, Furniture or stored items were present
 
Grounds Return to table of contents
Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: swimming pools, spas, hot tubs, water features and related equipment; playground, recreation or leisure equipment; landscape lighting; areas below exterior structures with less than three feet of vertical clearance; irrigation systems; invisible fencing; sea walls, docks and boathouses. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not test or determine the adequacy of drainage systems for grounds, walkways, below-grade stairs and roof downspouts. The inspector does not provide an evaluation of geological conditions and/or site stability, compliance of pool or spa fencing with municipal requirements, or determination that deck, balcony and/or stair membranes are watertight.
Condition of fences and gates: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)Some fence boards were missing and loose
Fence and gate material: Wood
Condition of driveway: Appeared serviceable
Driveway material: Poured in place concrete
Condition of sidewalks and/or patios: Appeared serviceable
Sidewalk material: Poured in place concrete
Condition of decks, porches and/or balconies: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Condition of guardrails: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Deck, porch and/or balcony material: Wood
Condition of exterior stairs: Appeared serviceable
Condition of handrails: Appeared serviceable
Exterior stair material: Wood
1) One or more guardrails were unsafe due to large gaps. This is a safety hazard. Standard building practices require that they:

  • Be installed where walking surfaces are more than 30 inches above the surrounding grade
  • Be securely and permanently attached
  • Be at least 36 inches in height
  • Not be climbable by children
  • Not have gaps or voids that allow passage of a sphere equal to or greater than four inches in diameter

    A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair, replace or install guardrails as necessary, and as per standard building practices. Missing guardrail components leave gaps

    Photo 8  
    missing spacer on deck stairs

    Photo 15  
    Missing spacer

    2) One or more fence gates were difficult to open and close, difficult to latch. A qualified person should repair as necessary. Check with seller for proper operation or have missing parts replaced
    3) One or more decks, porches and/or balconies were with loose fasteners or decking boards. A qualified person should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.
    4) Fences were damaged or deteriorated in some areas. A qualified person should repair or replace sections as necessary.

    Photo 10  
    Missing fence boards
     
     
    Exterior / Foundation Return to table of contents
    Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: below-grade foundation walls and footings, or those obscured by vegetation or building components; exterior building surfaces or components obscured by vegetation, stored items or debris. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Some amount of cracking is normal in concrete slabs and foundation walls due to shrinkage and drying. Note that the inspector does not determination the adequacy of sump pumps, seismic reinforcement, nor determine if support posts, columns, beams, joists, studs, trusses, etc. are of adequate size, spanning or spacing.
    Condition of wall covering:
    Apparent wall structure: Wood frame
    Wall covering: Vinyl, Brick veneer
    Condition of foundation and footings: Appeared serviceable
    Foundation type: Crawlspace
    Foundation material: Concrete block
    Footing material: Masonry
    Condition of floor substructure: Appeared serviceable
    Beam material: Solid wood
    Floor structure: Solid wood joists
    Condition of crawl space: Appeared serviceable
    Crawl space inspection method: Partially traversed
    Insulation material underneath floor above: None visible
    Ventilation: Appears serviceable
    Vapor barrier present: Not determined
    5) Standing water was found in one or more sections of the crawl space. Accumulated water is a conducive condition for wood destroying insects and organisms and should not be present in the crawl space. A qualified contractor who specializes in drainage issues should evaluate and repair as necessary. Typical repairs for preventing water from accumulating in crawl spaces include:

  • Repairing, installing or improving rain run-off systems (gutters, downspouts and extensions or drain lines)
  • Improving perimeter grading
  • Repairing, installing or improving underground footing and/or curtain drains

    Ideally, water should not enter crawl spaces, but if water must be controlled after it enters the crawl space, then typical repairs include installing trenches, drains and/or sump pump(s) in the crawl space.

    Photo 14  
    Leaking water supply line under house - puddle
     

    6) The vapor barrier in the crawl space was missing in some areas. This is a conducive condition for wood destroying insects and organisms due to the likelihood of water evaporating into the structure from the soil. A qualified person should evaluate and replace or repair sections as necessary. Standard building practices require the following:

  • The soil below the vapor barrier should be smooth and free from sharp objects.
  • Seams should overlap a minimum of 12 inches.
  • The vapor barrier should lap up onto the foundation side walls.

    Better building practices require that:

  • Seams and protrusions should be sealed with a pressure sensitive tape.
  • The vapor barrier should be caulked and attached tightly to the foundation side walls. For example, with furring strips and masonry nails.
    7) The floor insulation in some areas of the crawl space was missing. This may result in increased heating or cooling costs due to decreased energy efficiency. A qualified person should repair, replace or install insulation as necessary. For more information, visit:
    http://www.eere.energy.gov/consumer/tips/insulation.html
     
    Roof / Attic 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; solar roofing components; any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not determination if rafters, trusses, joists, beams, etc. are of adequate size, spanning or spacing. The inspector does not provide an estimate of remaining roof surface life, does not determine that the roof has absolutely no leaks at the time of the inspection, and does not determine that the roof won't leak in the future. Only active leaks and evidence of past leaks observed during the inspection are reported on as part of this inspection. To absolutely determine than no leaks exist, complete access to all roof structure areas must be available during a wide variety of weather conditions, including prolonged heavy rain, high wind from varying directions, heavy accumulations of snow and/or ice, and melting snow and ice.
    Condition of roof structure: Appeared serviceable
    Roof type: Gable
    Age of roof surface(s): 10
    Source for building age: Realtor, Property owner
    Roof inspection method: Viewed from ground with binoculars
    Condition of shingle and/or shake roof surface materials: Appeared serviceable
    Roof surface material: Asphalt or fiberglass composition shingles
    Apparent number of layers of roof surface material: One
    Condition of attic: Appeared serviceable
    Attic inspection method: Viewed from hatch(es)
    Roof structure type: Not determined
    Ceiling structure: Not determined
    Ceiling insulation material: Not determined
    Vapor retarder: Not determined
    8) One or more downspouts are clogged with debris. This is a conducive condition for wood destroying insects since gutters may overflow and cause water to come in contact with the building exterior or make water accumulate around the foundation. Downspouts should be cleared now and as necessary in the future.

    Photo 9  
    Mis alligned gutter spout
     
     
    Garage / Carport Return to table of contents
    Limitations: The inspector does not determine the adequacy of firewall ratings. Requirements for ventilation in garages varies between municipalities.
    Type: Attached
    Condition of garage: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of garage vehicle door(s): Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Garage vehicle door type: Sectional
    Condition of automatic opener(s): Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Condition of garage interior: Appeared serviceable
    Garage ventilation: Adequate
    9) One or more vehicle doors were difficult or unable to open or close. Vehicle doors should open and close smoothly and easily. A qualified person should evaluate and make repairs as necessary. Door only partially opened. This may be due to a mechanical setting on the opener it self or the opener is defective. Consult with seller to determine proper operation or request replacement of opener
    Cost estimate: $ 250

    Photo 5  
    Garage door- Limited access
     

    10) One or more automatic door openers were malfunctioning. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace opener(s) as necessary.
     
    Electric Return to table of contents
    Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: generator systems, 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, does not determine if this system has an adequate capacity for the client's specific needs, nor determine if this system has any reserve capacity for additions or expansion. The inspector does not operate circuit breakers as part of the inspection, install or change light bulbs, nor determine the operability of every wall switch.
    Electric service condition: Appeared serviceable
    Primary service type: Overhead
    Number of service conductors: 3
    Service voltage (volts): 120
    Service amperage (amps): 100
    Primary service overload protection type: Circuit breakers
    Service entrance conductor material: Copper
    Main disconnect rating (amps): 100
    System ground: Ground rod(s) in soil
    Condition of main service panel: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of sub: Not determined
    Location of main service panel #A: Garage
    Location of main disconnect: No single main disconnect, use all breakers in main service panel
    11) The legend for overcurrent protection devices (breakers or fuses) in panel #A was incomplete. Recommend installing, updating or correcting the legend as necessary so it's accurate. Evaluation by a qualified electrician may be necessary.

    Photo 4  
    100 Amp service panel
     
     
    Plumbing / Fuel Systems Return to table of contents
    Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: private wells and sewage disposal systems; main, side and lateral sewer lines; gray water systems; pressure boosting systems; incinerating or composting toilets; fire suppression sprinkler 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 determining the existence or condition of underground or above-ground fuel tanks.
    Condition of service and main line: Appeared serviceable
    Water service: Public
    Service pipe material: Plastic
    Condition of supply lines: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Supply pipe material: Copper
    Condition of drain pipes: Appeared serviceable
    Drain pipe material: Plastic
    Condition of waste lines: Appeared serviceable
    Waste pipe material: Plastic
    Vent pipe material: Plastic
    12) One or more leaks were found in water supply pipes. A qualified plumber should evaluate and repair as necessary. Supply line T had been leaking is leaking and creating large puddle under house
    Cost estimate: $ 250

    Photo 12  
    Leaking water supply line under house

    Photo 13  
    Leaking water supply line under house

    13) All water supply pipes in the crawl space were uninsulated. Recommend insulating pipes as per standard building practices for better energy efficiency and to prevent water pipes from freezing.
    14) Significant corrosion was found in some water supply . Leaks may occur as a result. A qualified plumber should evaluate and repair as necessary. At soldered joints under house
    15) The inspector did not determine the location of the water meter. Recommend that the client attempt to find the water meter by consulting with the property owner, searching for it themselves, or consulting with the local water municipality. It is especially important to find the meter if no main shut-off valve is found because the meter may be the only way to turn off the water supply in the event of an emergency, such as when a supply pipe bursts.
    16) The inspector did not determine the location of the main water shut-off valve. The client should consult with the property owner to determine if a shut-off valve exists, find it themselves, or hire a qualified plumber if necessary to find it. If no shut-off valve is found for the structure, then recommend having a qualified plumber install one to more easily allow the water supply to be turned off in the event of an emergency, such as when a supply pipe bursts.
     
    Water Heater Return to table of contents
    Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: solar water heating systems; circulation systems. 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.
    Condition of water heater: Appeared serviceable
    Type: Tank
    Estimated age: July 1999 13 years
    Energy source: Natural gas
    Capacity (in gallons): 50
    Manufacturer: A.O. Smith
    Location of water heater: Garage
    17) The insulated jacket was damaged and should be replaced. Needs re applied

    Photo 6  
    Gas HW Tank - AO Smith
    GG99-5010533-242
     

    18) The estimated useful life for most water heaters is 8 to 12 years. This water heater appears 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.
     
    Heating 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 system components, does not determine if heating systems are appropriately sized, or perform any evaluations that require a pilot light to be lit. It is beyond the scope of this inspection to determine if furnace heat exchangers are intact and free of leaks.
    Condition of heating system: Appeared serviceable
    Location of heating system: Outside heat Pak
    Heating type: Forced air
    Fuel type: Natural gas
    Manufacturer: Goodman
    Condition of burners: Not determined
    Condition of venting system: Not determined
    Condition of combustion air supply: Not determined
    Condition of distribution system: Not determined
    Condition of air filters: Not determinedCheck with seller
    19) Because of the age and/or condition of this furnace, recommend that a qualified heating and cooling technician inspect the heat exchanger and perform a Carbon Monoxide test when it's serviced.

    Photo 2  
    Heat Pak Model #PGB024075-1REVA By Goodman Manufacturing Company
    Serial # 9906623967
     

    20) The last service date of this system appeared to be more than one year ago, or the inspector was unable to determine the last service date. The client should 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 one year ago, a qualified heating and cooling contractor should inspect, clean, and service this system, and make repairs if necessary. For safety reasons, and because this system is fueled by gas or oil, this servicing should be performed annually in the future. For more information visit:
    http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PREREL/prhtml05/05017.html
     
    Fireplaces / Stoves / Chimneys 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, nor 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.
    Condition of fireplaces, stoves: Appeared serviceable
    Location #A: Living room
    Fireplace type: Prefabricated
    Stove type: Insert
    Fuel type: Natural gas
    21) The gas fireplace at location #A was not fully evaluated because the gas valve key was not available. As per the Standards of Practice for both the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI) and the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) the inspector does not operate gas shut off valves or light pilot lights during inspections.

    Photo 3  
    Gas Fireplace Insert
     
     
    Kitchen Return to table of contents
    Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: free-standing or portable appliances such as dishwashers, trash compactors, refrigerators, freezers, ice makers; specialty appliances such as hot water dispensers, water filters and trash compactors; 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 such as dishwashers, garbage disposals, trash compactors, ovens, broilers, etc.
    Condition of counters: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of cabinets: Appeared serviceable
     
    Bathrooms / Laundry / Sinks Return to table of contents
    Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: overflow drains for tubs and sinks; bidets, 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: Middle front
    Location #B: Rear Master
    Condition of counters: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of bathtubs and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
    22) The sink at location #A, B drained slowly. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary. Both bathrooms have slow draining sinks due to inoperable drain stoppers.
    23) The toilet at location #A "runs" after being flushed, where water leaks from the tank into the bowl. Significant amounts of water can be lost through such leaks. A qualified plumber should evaluate and repair or replace components as necessary. Toilet fill valve is leaking

    Photo 16  
    leaking fill valve on toilet - middle bathroom
     

    24) The sink drain stopper mechanism at location #A, B was inoperable. A qualified person should repair or replace as necessary. Both bathrooms have slow draining sinks due to inoperable drain stoppers.
    25) The toilet at location #A, B had no water supply and could not be fully evaluated. The shut-off valve(s) may be turned off, or repairs may be necessary. The client should ask the property owner about this, and have a qualified plumber evaluate and repair if necessary.
     
    Interior Rooms / Areas 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; sources of obnoxious odors; cosmetic deficiencies 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 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 of odors is not within the scope of this inspection.
    Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: security, intercom and sound systems; communications wiring; central vacuum systems; elevators and stair lifts; sources of obnoxious odors; cosmetic deficiencies 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 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 of odors is not within the scope of this inspection.
    26) Rear porch/deck receptacle has a missing cover.

    Photo 7  
    Broken cover on rear deck receptacle
     

    27) Smoke detectors should operate normally and be with in close proximety of bedrooms.
    Batteries were missing from front smoke detector and rear smoke detector was not observed.

    Photo 17  
    missing battery in smoke detector
     
     

    Photo 11  
    rear view of house
     

     
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