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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

Client(s):  Fabian Christian
Property address:  214 Lincoln Rd
Franklin Square NY 11010-3820
Inspection date:  Monday, January 05, 2015

This report published on Monday, January 05, 2015 6:17:51 PM 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 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 typeMonitorRecommend monitoring in the future
Concern typeCommentFor your information
Concern typeDamageDamage caused by wood destroying insects or organisms (Rot, carpenter ant galleries, etc.)
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
Garage or Carport
Kitchen 1
Kitchen 2nd Floor
Interior, Doors and Windows
Bathrooms, Laundry and Sinks
Crawl Space
Basement
Electric
Plumbing / Fuel Systems
Heating System
Water Heater / Storage Tank
Fireplaces, Stoves, Chimneys and Flues
Window A/C Units
Roof
Attic and Roof Structure
Wood Destroying Organism Findings


General Information
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Client:: Fabien Christian
Start Time:: 1230hrs
Time finished: 1500hrs
Present during inspection: Client, Realtor
Client present for discussion at end of inspection: Yes
Weather conditions during inspection: Rain
Temperature during inspection: Cool, 58deg
Inspection fee: $490.00
Payment method: Credit card
Buildings inspected: One house, One detached garage
Number of residential units inspected: 1
Age of main building: 1943, 71 years
Source for main building age: Municipal records or property listing
Front of building faces: West
Main entrance faces: West
Occupied: Yes, Fully furnished with stored items.
1) Conducive conditions Microbial growths were found at one or more locations in interior rooms. It is beyond the scope of this inspection to identify what substance or organism this staining is. However such staining is normally caused by excessively moist conditions, which in turn can be caused by plumbing or building envelope leaks and/or substandard ventilation. These conducive conditions should be corrected before making any attempts to remove or correct the staining. Normally affected materials such as drywall are removed, enclosed affected spaces are allowed to dry thoroughly, a mildewcide may be applied, and only then is drywall reinstalled. For evaluation and possible mitigation, consult with a qualified industrial hygienist or mold/moisture mitigation specialist. For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?MOLDCDC
http://www.reporthost.com/?MOLDEPA

At Master bathroom
2) Based on non-standard construction observed, additions and/or modifications to this property may have been made without the owner having attained permits or inspections from the municipality. Work may have been performed by someone other than a qualified contractor or person. Consult with the property owner about this, and if necessary research permits.

At worst case, if substantial work was performed without permits, this knowledge must be disclosed when the building is sold in the future. This can adversely affect future sales. Also, the local municipality could require costly alterations to bring the building into legal compliance or even require that the additions or modifications be removed.
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: Minor slope
Condition of driveway: Appeared serviceable, Suggest installing basement window drains or window wells.
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: Near, at or beyond service life
Deck, porch and/or balcony material: Wood
Condition of stairs, handrails and guardrails: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Exterior stair material: Wood
3) Conducive conditions Pavement sloped down towards building perimeters in one or more areas. Based on observations made during the inspection, significant amounts of water appear to have accumulated around building foundations or under buildings as a result. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend that a qualified contractor evaluate and repair as necessary. For example, by installing drain(s) or removing old pavement and installing new.
AREAS AT BASEMENT WINDOWS ON DRIVEWAY SIDE OF HOUSE. NO DRAINAGE AREA PROVIDED FOR RAIN RUN OFF.
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4) DamageConducive conditions Fungal rot was found in decking boards at one or more decks or porches. The boards were generally in serviceable condition during the inspection, but it's likely that the fungal rot will spread and require all boards to be replaced. Boards with significant rot should be replaced now and in the future until the deck or porch is rebuilt. Recommend budgeting for replacement decking in the near future. Note that when decking boards are replaced, other structural repairs may be needed.
GROUND CONTACT WOOD AT 'APRON' SURROUNDING BASE OF DECK.
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5) Conducive conditions Soil was in contact with or too close to wooden deck or porch substructure components. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Clearances to soil should be as follows:Pressure treated wood is typically rated for 25 year contact with soil, but the cut ends hidden below grade may not have been treated and can rot quickly. Support posts should be elevated above grade on concrete piers or footings, and be separated from the concrete by metal brackets or an impermeable membrane such as shingle scraps. For other components, soil should be graded and/or removed to maintain these clearances if possible. Otherwise, replacing non-treated wood with treated wood, or installing borate-based products such as Impel rods may help to prevent infestation and damage. For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?IMPEL
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6) Conducive conditions Decking boards were spaced closer together than 3/8 inch, and organic debris (e.g. leaves, fir needles) has accumulated between the boards. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms since decking boards and joists below are more subject to fungal rot where there is accumulated debris. Recommend cleaning and removing debris from board gaps as necessary. If or when the deck boards are replaced, recommend spacing boards so they're 3/8 inch apart to allow debris to fall through the cracks rather than accumulate in them.
7) Conducive conditions Wooden deck or porch surfaces and/or railings were overdue for normal maintenance. Recommend that a qualified person clean and preserve as necessary. Where decks have been coated with a finish such as opaque stains or paint, it may be too difficult to strip the finish and apply anything but paint or opaque stain. Where transparent stain or penetrating oil has been applied in the past, recommend that a penetrating oil be used. For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?PENOIL
http://www.reporthost.com/?DKMAIN
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: Wood, Vinyl
Condition of foundation and footings: Appeared serviceable
Apparent foundation type: Crawl space, Finished basement
Foundation/stem wall material: Poured in place concrete
8) Conducive conditions Major cracks (more than 3/4-inch wide) and/or leaning was found AT the CHIMNEY. These appear to be a structural concern and may indicate that settlement is ongoing. Recommend hiring qualified contractors and/or engineers as necessary for further evaluation. Such contractors may include:Repairs should be made by a qualified contractor.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION....CHIMNEY LEANING FOUR INCHES (4") INCHES AWAY FROM HOUSE, (MEASURED AT ROOFLINE).
RECOMMEND REPAIR BY QUALIFIED CONTRACTOR.
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9) Some sections of siding and/or trim were loose, warped and/or damaged. Recommend that a qualified person repair, replace or install siding or trim as necessary.
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: Detached
Condition of door between garage and house: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Type of door between garage and house: Wood
Condition of garage vehicle door(s): Appeared serviceable
Type of garage vehicle door: Sectional
Condition of automatic opener(s): None
Condition of garage floor: Appeared serviceable
Condition of garage interior: Appeared serviceable
10) Conducive conditions RECOMMEND MONITORING VEHICLE DOOR FOR PROPER OPERATION AND REPLACING SERVICE DOOR & AND SERVICE DOOR FRAME.
WOOD SILL PLATE AND VEHICLE DOOR FRAME WATER DAMAGED. RECOMMEND APPLYING WATERPROOFING & REPAIRING DAMAGED WOOD.
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Kitchen 1
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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 dishwasher: Appeared serviceable
Condition of range, cooktop or oven: Appeared serviceable
Condition of refrigerator: Appeared serviceable
Condition of built-in microwave oven: Appeared serviceable
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Kitchen 2nd Floor
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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, Remove ps per client
Condition of cabinets: Appeared serviceable
Condition of sinks and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
Condition of range, cooktop or oven: Appeared serviceable
Condition of refrigerator: Appeared serviceable
Condition of built-in microwave oven: Appeared serviceable
12)   AS PER CLIENTS REQUEST NO SECOND FLOOR KITCHEN INSPECTION WAS PERFORMED. THIS KITCHEN WILL BE REMOVED.
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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, Sliding glass
Condition of interior doors: Appeared serviceable
Condition of windows and skylights: Appeared serviceable
Type(s) of windows: Vinyl, Double-hung, Casement
Condition of walls and ceilings: Appeared serviceable
Wall type or covering: Drywall, Plaster, Paneling
Ceiling type or covering: Drywall, Plaster, Tiles
Condition of flooring: Appeared serviceable
Flooring type or covering: Carpet, Wood or wood products
Condition of stairs, handrails and guardrails: Appeared serviceable
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: Full bath, Master bath, first floor WITH SHOWER SEE NOTE #12
Location #B: Powder room, first floor.
Location #C: Full bath, second floor
Condition of cabinets: 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: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Condition of ventilation systems: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below), None
Bathroom ventilation type: Spot fans
240 volt receptacle for laundry equipment present: Yes
13) Conducive conditions The shower enclosure at location(s) #A was deteriorated, damaged or substandard. Water can damage the wall structure as a result. Recommend that a qualified contractor repair or replace the surround as necessary.
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14) The bathroom with a shower or bathtub at location(s) #C 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.
15) The clothes washer drain standpipe was too short. Standard building practices require that the stand pipe be:Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary per standard building practices.

33" is measured from MAIN waste line entry point to hight of washer drain hose entering DRAIN pipe.
16) The clothes dryer exhaust duct terminated in the crawl space. Clothes dryers produce large amounts of moisture which should not enter structure interiors. Moisture may accumulate and result in mold, bacteria or fungal growth. Recommend that a qualified person install, repair or replace the duct as necessary so it terminates outdoors, and per standard building practices. For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?DRYER

EXTERIOR DRYER VENT DAMAGED & TAPED CLOSED. RECOMMEND REPLACING.
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17) Conducive conditions Tile, stone and/or grout in the flooring at location(s) #A was deteriorated (e.g. loose or cracked tiles, missing grout) or substandard. Water can damage the sub-floor as a result. Recommend that a qualified contractor repair as necessary.
18) Conducive conditions Gaps, no caulk, or substandard caulking were found between the shower enclosure and the floor and/or walls at location(s) #A. Water can penetrate these areas and cause damage. Recommend that a qualified person re-caulk or install caulking as necessary.
19) Recommend cleaning and sealing the grout in flooring at location(s) #A now and in the future as necessary to prevent staining and to improve waterproofing.
Crawl Space
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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 excluded from this inspection. 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 crawl spaces in the future. Complete access to all crawl space areas 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 attempts to locate all crawl space access points and areas. Access points may be obscured or otherwise hidden by furnishings or stored items. In such cases, the client should ask the property owner where all access points are that are not described in this inspection, and have those areas inspected. Note that crawl space areas should be checked at least annually for water intrusion, plumbing leaks and pest activity.
Crawl space inspection method: Viewed from hatch(es)
Condition of floor substructure above crawl space: Appeared serviceable
Pier or support post material: Wood, Concrete block
Beam material: Solid wood
Floor structure: Solid wood joists
Condition of insulation underneath floor above: Appeared serviceable
Vapor barrier present: Yes, "rat slab" (thin concrete slab)
Condition of crawl space ventilation: Appeared serviceable
20) Conducive conditions One or more exhaust ducts (e.g. bathroom fan, clothes dryer) in the crawl space have come apart or were loose. This can result in increased moisture levels inside the structure and is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend that a qualified person make permanent repairs as necessary.
21)   One or more crawl space access hatches or doors were too small to allow easy access. Such hatches through walls should be at least 16 x 24 inches in size, and hatches in the floor should be at least 18 x 24 inches in size. Recommend that a qualified person modify crawl space access points per standard building practices.
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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
Condition of floor substructure above crawl space: Appeared serviceable
Pier or support post material: Steel
Beam material: Solid wood
Floor structure: Solid wood joists, 1x6 tongue and groove
Condition of insulation underneath floor above: Appeared serviceable
Insulation material underneath floor above: Fiberglass roll or batt
22) Conducive conditions ACTIVE WATER LEAK (100% moisture indicated on moisture meter) at basement ceiling area in smallest room. 12"x12" ceiling tiles are missing and insulation is visually moist & damp to the touch.
RECOMMEND FURTHER INVESTIGATION & REPAIR BY QUALIFIED CONTRACTOR.
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 copper
Main disconnect rating (amps): 100
System ground: Cold water supply pipes, Copper
Condition of main service panel: Near, at or beyond service life
Location of main disconnect: Breaker at top of main service panel
Condition of branch circuit wiring: Serviceable
Branch circuit wiring type: Non-metallic sheathed, (BX) Armor clad flexible
Solid strand aluminum branch circuit wiring present: None visible
Smoke alarms installed: Yes, but not tested
23) Few receptacles (outlets) were installed in one or more areas by modern standards. This can result in "octopus" wiring with extension cords, which is a fire hazard. Also, 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 to be 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 circuits with additional receptacles and 3-wire, grounded receptacles per standard building practices.
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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, Not determined (obscured, inaccessible or none found)
Condition of drain pipes: Appeared serviceable
Drain pipe material: Plastic, Galvanized steel
Condition of waste lines: Appeared serviceable
Waste pipe material: 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 fuel system: Appeared serviceable
Visible fuel storage systems: oil tank, in basement
Location of main fuel shut-off valve: By furnace
24) The inspector did not determine the location of the main water shut-off valve, or verify that a readily accessible shut-off valve in the building exists. Recommend consulting with the property owner to determine if a main shut-off valve exists, locating it yourself, or that a qualified plumber find it if necessary. If no readily accessible main shut-off valve is found in the building, then recommend that a qualified plumber install one so the water supply can be quickly turned off in the event of an emergency, such as when a supply pipe bursts.
STORED ITEMS BLOCKING WALLS, FLOOES. & AREAS OF CONCERN.
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: Near, at or beyond service life
Energy source: Oil
Temperature-pressure relief valve installed: No
Location of water heater: Basement
Hot water temperature tested: No
Water temperature (degrees Fahrenheit): 120deg
Condition of venting system: Appeared serviceable
25) 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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26) Water stains were found below or near the water heater. This may be a sign that the water heater is failing, or be a sign of a past leak. Consult with the property owner about this and review any disclosure statements. Depending on what information is available about the stains, a qualified plumber should evaluate and make repairs or replace the water heater as necessary.
27) Significant corrosion or rust was found on the water heater tank casing. This is an indication that the water heater is near or at the end of its service life. At a minimum, monitor this water heater and budget for a replacement in the near future. Consider replacing the water heater now before any leaks occur. Significant flooding can occur if the water heater does fail.
28) The temperature-pressure relief valve was leaking. Recommend that a qualified plumber repair as necessary. For example, by replacing the valve.
29) The estimated useful life for most water heaters is 8-12 years. The inspector was unable to determine the age of the water heater due to the manufacturer's label being obscured, no serial number being visible, or the serial number not clearly indicating the age. The client should be aware that this water heater may be near, at or beyond its useful life and may need replacing at any time. Recommend attempting to determine the water heater's age.

If found to be near, at or beyond its useful lifespan, 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 does fail. 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.
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
Type: Tank
Energy source: Natural gas
Capacity (in gallons): 40
Location of water heater: Basement
Hot water temperature tested: No
Condition of venting system: Appeared serviceable
30) 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.
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.
31) AS NOTED CHIMNEY IS DETACHING FROM HOUSE
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Window A/C Units
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32) WHEN NOT IN USE.
REMOVE ALL WINDOW MOUNTED AIR CONDITIONING UNITS ANNUALLY
TO PREVENT HEAT LOSS AND WATER DAMAGE TO WINDOWS AND WINDOW FRAMES.
COVER EXTERIOR OF THRU WALL AIR CONDITIONERS TO PREVENT HEAT LOSS.
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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 windows
Condition of roof surface material: Appeared serviceable
Roof surface material: Asphalt or fiberglass composition shingles, Rolled composition
Roof type: Gable, Shed
Apparent number of layers of roof surface material: One
Condition of exposed flashings: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
34) Conducive conditions One or more roof flashings were lifting and/or substandard. Leaks can occur as a result. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary.

At front dormers & chimney area
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35) Moss was growing on the roof. As a result, shingles can lift or be damaged. Leaks can result and/or the roof surface can fail prematurely. Efforts should be made to kill the moss during its growing season (wet months). Typically, zinc or phosphate-based chemicals are used for this and must be applied periodically. For information on various moss treatment products and their pros and cons, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?MOSS
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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: Not inspected because no access was found
Condition of roof structure: Not determined (inaccessible or obscured)
Condition of insulation in attic (ceiling, skylight chase, etc.): Not determined (inaccessible or obscured)
Vapor retarder: Not determined (inaccessible or obscured)
Roof ventilation type: Box vents (roof jacks), Gable end vents
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.
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