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Island Smart Home Inspection Inc.


Inspector's email: IslandSmartHome@aol.com
Inspector's phone: (516) 242-2273
13 Needle Lane  
Levittown NY. 11765
Inspector: Thomas Di Iorio
Licensed in New York State. Inspecting all of Long Island, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk Counties.

 

Property Inspection Report
Single family wood framed structure
3 wood decks , 4-1/2 bath

Client(s):  Mohammed & Sophia Ali
Property address:  2428 6th Ave.
East Meadow NY. 11554
Inspection date:  Wednesday, January 07, 2015

This report published on Thursday, January 08, 2015 11:23:42 AM EST

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How to Read this Report
This report is organized by the property's functional areas.  Within each functional area, descriptive information is listed first and is shown in bold type.  Items of concern follow descriptive information. Concerns are shown and sorted according to these types:
Concern typeSafetyPoses a safety hazard
Concern typeRepair/ReplaceRecommend repairing or replacing
Concern typeRepair/MaintainRecommend repair and/or maintenance
Concern typeMaintainRecommend ongoing maintenance
Concern typeEvaluateRecommend evaluation by a specialist
Concern typeMonitorRecommend monitoring in the future
Concern typeServiceableItem or component is in serviceable condition
Concern typeConducive conditionsConditions conducive for wood destroying insects or organisms (Wood-soil contact, shrubs in contact with siding, roof or plumbing leaks, etc.)

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Table of Contents
General Information
Grounds
Exterior and Foundation
Attached garage
Interior, Doors and Windows
Bathrooms, Laundry and Sinks
Basement
Electric
Plumbing / Fuel Systems
Heating System
Water Heater / Storage Tank
Air Condition (HVAC)
Roof
Attic and Roof Structure
Wood Destroying Organism Findings


General Information
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Client:: Mohammed & Sophia Ali
Finish Time:: 2:30pm
Time finished: 4:15pm
Present during inspection: Property owner, Realtor
Client present for discussion at end of inspection: No
Weather conditions during inspection: Windy
Inspection fee: $400.00
Payment method: Invoiced
Buildings inspected: One house
Number of residential units inspected: 1
Building constructed: 1998
Source for main building age: Property owner
Front of building faces: North, Northeast
Main entrance faces: Northeast
Occupied: Yes, Furniture or stored items were present
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: Level
Condition of driveway: Appeared serviceable
Driveway material: Poured in place concrete, Snow covered
Condition of sidewalks and/or patios: Appeared serviceable
Sidewalk material: Poured in place concrete
Condition of decks, porches and/or balconies: Appeared serviceable
Deck, porch and/or balcony material: Wood
Condition of stairs, handrails and guardrails: Appeared serviceable
Exterior stair material: Wood
1) . 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.
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.
Condition of wall exterior covering: Appeared serviceable
Apparent wall structure: Wood frame
Wall covering: Vinyl
Condition of foundation and footings: Appeared serviceable
Apparent foundation type: Finished basement
Foundation/stem wall material: Poured in place concrete
Footing material (under foundation stem wall): Not determined (inaccessible or obscured)
2)   Side deck ledger attachment to house framing requires galvanixed steel lag bolts. Suggest installing by qualified contractor.
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LOOSE / DAMAGED BASEMENT ENTRY HANDRAIL.
 

Attached garage
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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
Condition of door between garage and house: Appeared serviceable
Type of door between garage and house: Metal
Condition of garage vehicle door(s): Appeared serviceable
Type of garage vehicle door: Sectional
Number of vehicle doors: 1
Condition of automatic opener(s): Appeared serviceable
Mechanical auto-reverse operable (reverses when meeting reasonable resistance during closing): Yes
Condition of garage floor: Appeared serviceable
Condition of garage interior: Appeared serviceable
Garage ventilation: None visible
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, Glass panel
Condition of interior doors: Appeared serviceable
Condition of windows and skylights: Appeared serviceable
Type(s) of windows: Vinyl, Double-hung
Condition of walls and ceilings: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below), Living room ceiling damaged  at 'WALL / CEILING intersection. RECOMMEND TO REPAIR BY PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTOR.
Wall type or covering: Drywall
Ceiling type or covering: Drywall
Condition of flooring: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below), AT MAIN HALLWAY, FLOOR LAMINATE WATER DAMAGED, -ACTIVE WATER LEAK, HALL CARPET IS WET-. Recommend repair AND replace damaged flooring.
Flooring type or covering: Carpet, Laminate, Tile
Condition of stairs, handrails and guardrails: Appeared serviceable
3) Condensation or staining was visible between multi-pane glass in one or more windows. This usually indicates that the seal between the panes of glass has failed or that the desiccant material that absorbs moisture is saturated. As a result, the view through the window may be obscured, the window's R-value will be reduced, and accumulated condensation may leak into the wall structure below. Recommend that a qualified contractor evaluate and repair windows as necessary. Usually, this means replacing the glass in window frames.

Be aware that evidence of failed seals or desiccant may be more or less visible depending on the temperature, humidity, sunlight, etc. Windows or glass-paneled doors other than those that the inspector identified may also have failed seals and need glass replaced. It is beyond the scope of this inspection to identify every window with failed seals or desiccant.

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Dining room picture window broken glass, moisture and debris between glass.
 

4) One or more window screens were damaged or deteriorated. These window(s) may not provide ventilation during months when insects are active. Recommend replacing window screens as needed.
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DAMAGED SCREEN IS IN REAR DINING ROOM WINDOW.
 

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Living room ceiling, Spackle cracked and chipped, requiring repair and paint.
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RECOMMEND INSTALLING HANDRAIL TO PREVENT INJURY WITH SLIP & FALL

6)   FLOORING:
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MAIN HALWAY WITH DAMAGED FLOORING.
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FLOORING AT MAIN FLOOR HALLWAY STAINED & WATER DAMAGED. MOISTURE LEVEL IS 100% AS INDICATED BY MOISTURE METER READING. HALL RUG WAS ALSO FOUND TO BE EXCWSSIVLY WET TO THE TOUCH. RECOMMEND FURTHER INVESTIGATION INTO CAUSE OF THE EXCESSIVE MOISTURE & REPAIR LEAK & DAMAGED FLOORING BY PROFESIONAL CONTRACTOR.

Bathrooms, Laundry and Sinks
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Location #A: Full bath, second floor
Location #B: Full bath, Master bath, second floor
Location #C: Full bath, first floor
Location #D: Full bath, basement
Location #E: 1/2 bath, basement
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: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below), Second floor bathroom fan squeaks 
Bathroom ventilation type: Spot fans
Gas supply for laundry equipment present: No
240 volt receptacle for laundry equipment present: Yes
7) 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 EXHAUST HOSE DAMAGED OR BROKEN , EXCESSIVE AMOUNTS OF DUST / LINT ENTERING LAUNDRY / UTILITY ROOM.
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8) Conducive conditions The bathroom with a shower or bathtub at location(s) #B didn't have an exhaust fan installed. Moisture can accumulate and result in mold, bacteria or fungal growth. Even if the bathroom has a window that opens, it may not provide adequate ventilation, especially during cold weather when windows are closed or when wind blows air into the bathroom. Recommend that a qualified contractor install exhaust fans per standard building practices where missing in bathrooms with showers or bathtubs.
9) The exhaust fan at location(s) #B was noisy or vibrated excessively and/or weak or slow. Moisture may accumulate and result in mold, bacteria or fungal growth. Recommend that a qualified person clean, repair or replace fans as necessary.
10)   BASEMENT BATHROOM.
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DIRT & MOLD AT SHOWER WALLS
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DIRT & MOLD AT SHOWERBASE / FLOOR EDGE.
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WATER STAIN IN SINK BASEN.
 

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
Beam material: Built-up wood
Floor structure: 2x6 tongue and groove
Condition of insulation underneath floor above: Appeared serviceable
Insulation material underneath floor above: Fiberglass roll or batt
11) One or more exterior doors had minor damage and/or deterioration. Although serviceable, the client may wish to repair or replace such doors for appearances' sake.
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12)   BASEMENT INSULATION
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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: 200
Primary service overload protection type: Fuses
Service entrance conductor material: Stranded copper
Main disconnect rating (amps): 200
System ground: Cold water supply pipes, Copper
Condition of main service panel: Appeared serviceable
Condition of sub-panel(s): 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: (BX) Armor clad flexible
Smoke alarms installed: Yes, but not tested
Carbon monoxide alarms installed: Yes, but not tested
13) One or more electric receptacles (outlets) at the 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:For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?GFCI
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Located at Lower patio area
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Located at Upper deck area

14) Main service panel - rated at 200amp, 13 active circuit breakers, 4 unused circuits available for future use.
Some rust on interior of dead panel face (monitor for any increase of condition) repair as needed.
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MONITOR RUSTED AREA OF COVER (DO NOT OPEN PANEL) REPAIR OR REPLACE COVER BY LICENSED ELECTRICIAN IF RUSTED AREA INCREASES IN SIZE.

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: Plastic, Galvanized steel
Condition of waste lines: Appeared serviceable
Waste pipe material: Plastic, Cast iron
Vent pipe condition: Appeared serviceable
Vent pipe material: Cast iron
Sump pump installed: No
Sewage ejector pump installed: No
Type of irrigation system supply source: Public
Condition of GAS fuel system: Appeared serviceable
Location of main fuel shut-off valve: At gas meter.
Heating System
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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
Type: Gas fired
Energy source: Natural gas
Estimated age: 1998
Temperature-pressure relief valve installed: Yes
Location of water heater: Laundry room
Hot water temperature tested: Yes
Water temperature (degrees Fahrenheit): 175deg
Condition of burners: Appeared serviceable
Condition of venting system: Appeared serviceable
15)   HEATING SYSTEM:
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LAST SERVICE DATE- 05-09-2004. (RECOMMEND SERVICE)
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WATER TEMPERATURE - 175deg. (GOOD)
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UTILITY / LAUNDRY ROOM. EXHAUST LEAK IN CLOTHS DRYER VENT HOSE HAS DEPOSITED EXCESSIVE AMOUNTS OF DUST & LINT ON & INTO GAS BURNER CHAMBER. RECOMMEND SERVICE & CLEAN GAS HEATING UNIT.
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HEATING UNIT MANUFACTURERS TAG.

Water Heater / Storage Tank
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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, NO VISABLE SERVICE OR MANUFACTURERS TAG.
Energy source: Natural gas
Capacity (in gallons): 47
Location of water heater: Laundry room
Hot water temperature tested: No
Condition of burners: Appeared serviceable
Condition of venting system: Appeared serviceable
16)   WATER HEATER:
The estimated useful life for most water heaters is 8-12 years. This water heater appeared to be near 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.
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).
Last service date of primary heat source: UNKNOWN, NO SERVICE TAG VISABLE.
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MANUFACTURERS LABLE: NO DATE, (HOUSE NEW CONSTRUCTION 1998)

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: Viewed from eaves on ladder, Viewed from ground
Condition of roof surface material: Appeared serviceable
Roof surface material: Asphalt or fiberglass composition shingles
Roof type: Gable
Condition of gutters, downspouts and extensions: Appeared serviceable
18) Extensions such as splash blocks or drain pipes for one or more downspouts were missing. Water can accumulate around the building foundation or inside crawl spaces or basements as a result. Recommend that a qualified person install, replace or repair extensions as necessary so rainwater drains away from the structure.
19)   SINGLE LAYER ROOF. (NEW CONSTRUCTION 1998) APROXIMATELY HALFWAY THROUGH ITS EXPECTED LIFESPAN OF 25-30 YEARS.
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EXTEND LEADER INTO GUTTER BELOW. TO PREVENT EXCESSIVE WATER DAMAGE TO SHINGLES.
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SINGLE LAYER ROOF.
 

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.
Condition of roof structure: Appeared serviceable
Condition of insulation in attic (ceiling, skylight chase, etc.): Appeared serviceable
Approximate attic insulation R value (may vary in areas): R-19, As viewed AT EXPOSED INSULATION IN CLOSET .
Vapor retarder: None visible
Condition of roof ventilation: Appeared serviceable
Roof ventilation type: Gable end vents
20) One or more attic access hatches or doors were too small to allow easy access. Such hatches should be at least 22 x 30 inches in size, and in safely accessed areas. Recommend that a qualified person modify attic access point.
ACCESS TO ATTIC AREA BLOCKED BY PERSONAL ITEMS IN CLOSET. ACCESS HATCH LESS THAN THE REQUIRED MINIMUM OF 22 x 30 INCHES.
Wood Destroying Organism Findings
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Limitations: This report only includes findings from accessible and visible areas on the day of the inspection. In addition to the inaccessible areas documented in this report, examples of other inaccessible areas include: sub areas less than 18 inches in height; attic areas less than 5 feet in height, areas blocked by ducts, pipes or insulation; areas where locks or permanently attached covers prevent access; areas where insulation would be damaged if traversed; areas obscured by vegetation. All inaccessible areas are subject to infestation or damage from wood-destroying organisms. The inspector does not move furnishings, stored items, debris, floor or wall coverings, insulation, or other materials as part of the inspection, nor perform destructive testing. Wood-destroying organisms may infest, re-infest or become active at any time. No warranty is provided as part of this inspection.
21)   NO VISABLE SIGNS OF WDO.

LIVE / DEAD INSECTS: -------------NO
FRASS (insect droppings)-----------NO
NESTS--------------------------------NO
MUD TUNNELS-----------------------NO
DAMAGE FROM PREVIOUS WDO.---NO

RECOMMEND MONITORING BASEMENT AREAS & EXTERIOR FOUNDATION WALLS ANNUALY FOR SIGNS OF WDO.
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