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4 EYES HOME INSPECTIONS LLC

http://www.4eyeshomeinspections.com
Inspector: HENRY BARRIOS
Inspector's email: 4eyeshomeinspect@gmail.com
Inspector's phone: (305) 970-6053
State of Florida Lic. # HI 9929
InterNACHI CERT. #17020319
FAA UAV-Drone Lic. # 4109989

Summary

Client(s):  SAMPLE 1
Property address:  1234 NW 456 ST
Miami Florida 33333
Inspection date:  Monday, November 12, 2018

This report published on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 7:45:24 PM EDT

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General Information
1) CONDO DISCLAIMER: The residential dwelling unit appeared to be part of a complex that is managed and maintained by a "Home Owners" or "Condo" association. This inspection is limited to a visual evaluation of the systems and components that are located within the dwelling unit inspected. The current condition of "Common Elements" are excluded from this inspection. Such elements include, but are not limited to:
  • The building site condition, structural stability, drainage systems and insulation
  • All exterior surfaces, materials and structure
  • All roof surfaces, materials and structure
  • All attic spaces
  • The building foundation, floor substructure and all spaces below, such as basements and/or crawl spaces
  • All stairs, landings, porches, hallways, walks and balconies, elevators, utility metering, parking stalls/ports
  • All decks, patios, pools, spas, recreational areas/equipment
  • All common areas on the property
Any comments regarding these items in this report have been made as a courtesy only. Consult with the Home Owner's or Condo Association regarding these items.

Grounds
2) Fencing or Gates around perimeter of home is damage. Recommend repairs or replacement by qualified Fence Contractor.
Cost estimate: $225
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3) Minor deterioration (e.g. cracks, holes, settlement, heaving) was found in sidewalks or patios. although no trip hazards were found, the client may wish to have repairs made for cosmetic reasons.
Cost estimate: $200
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Exterior
4) Some sections of siding and/or trim were deteriorated and/or damaged. Recommend that a qualified person repair, replace or install siding or trim as necessary.
Cost estimate: $150
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Roof
5) Some concrete roof tiles were cracked. Roof Leaks may occur as a result. Recommend that a Licensed Roofer replace tiles or make repairs as necessary.
Cost estimate: $175
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6) The coating on the flat or low-slope roof surface was deteriorated. Such coatings are designed to protect against ultraviolet light and moisture, help prevent leaks and cracks, lower-roof surface temperatures, and maintain waterproofing properties. Recommend that a qualified person apply a new roof coating now and as necessary in the future. Typically this is done every four to five years.
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Electrical Components
7) It appeared the Main Electrical Panel was a Challenger Brand. Some models & breakers of these Panel have been known in the past to be fire hazards and unsafe. Many Insurance Companies will not insure them. Inspection recommends checking with your Insurance carriers for Insurability concerns and recommends a license electrical contractor to evaluate this Panel, breakers and Components.
For more Information: http://inspectapedia.com/electric/Challenger_Electrical_Panels.php
http://www.brubakerinc.com/home-services/challenger-electric-panel-fire/
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8) One or more ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) devices protecting receptacles at the kitchen, bathroom(s) and/or exterior . This is a potential shock hazard. Recommend that a qualified electrician evaluate and repair as necessary.
For more Information : https://youtu.be/K555qzFPSCE
Cost estimate: $275
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9) One or more electric receptacles had reverse-polarity wiring, where the hot and neutral wires were reversed. This is a shock hazard. Recommend that a qualified electrician repair as necessary. For more information, visit:
https://www.reporthost.com/?RPR
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10) One or more wall switches were worn. The light or receptacle controlled by the switch was powered intermittently and/or if the switch was wiggled. These switches can overheat or arc and spark due to loose connections. This is a potential fire hazard. Recommend that a qualified electrician replace worn switches as necessary.
Cost estimate: $35
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11) One or more cover plates for switches, receptacles or junction boxes were missing or broken. These plates are intended to contain fire and prevent electric shock from occurring due to exposed wires. Recommend that a qualified person install cover plates where necessary.
Cost estimate: $85
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12) One or more screws used to secure the cover or dead front to panel(s) #A had sharply pointed tips or were too long. Energized wires can be damaged by such screws. This is a potential shock hazard, especially when screws are being removed or installed. Recommend that a qualified person replace such screws with screws that are approved for this purpose (e.g. blunt-tip screws of the correct length). Because energized wires may be in contact with these screws, the client should consider having a qualified electrician replace the screws.
Cost estimate: $30
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13) Smoke alarms are recommended to be installed in each bedroom, in hallways leading to bedrooms, on each level and in attached garages. They have a limited lifespan and should be replaced every 10 years. For home buyers, batteries in smoke alarms should be changed when taking occupancy or for best practices replacing the entire smoke alarm when moving into a new residence is recommended by NFPA. Batteries should be replaced annually in the future.
For more information, visit: https://www.reporthost.com/?SMKALRM or https://youtu.be/9eYtItPh5No
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14) One or more electric receptacles appeared to have no power. Recommend asking the property owner about this. Switches may need to be operated or GFCI/AFCI protection may need to be reset to make some receptacles energized. If necessary, recommend that a qualified electrician evaluate and repair.
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15) One or more globes or covers for light fixtures were missing or damaged. Recommend replacing as necessary to avoid exposed bulbs. With closet lighting or where flammable stored objects are near light fixtures, missing or broken covers can be a fire hazard.
Cost estimate: $125
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16) One or more light fixtures were loose. Recommend that a qualified electrician repair or replace light fixtures as necessary.
Cost estimate: $25
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17) Bulbs in one or more light fixtures were missing or broken. These light fixtures couldn't be fully evaluated. If replacement bulbs are inoperable, then recommend that a qualified electrician evaluate and repair or replace light fixtures as necessary.
Cost estimate: $5
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18) The Main Electrical Shut Off Breaker.
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Plumbing
19) The handles at one or more water shut-off valves were loose. Recommend that a qualified person repair or replace as necessary.
Cost estimate: $5
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20) The Water pressure appeared Serviceable at time of Inspection.
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21) The main water shut off valve appeared serviceable and leak free at time of inspection. This is usually the valve(s) that opens & closes the water to the whole house. Note that the inspector does not operate water supply or shut-off valves due to the possibility of valves leaking or breaking when operated.
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Water Heater
22) 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. Replacement would be recommended.
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23) The water heater Shut off valve appears to be worn and corroded.Recommend monitoring for leaks or replacing the valve altogether. When replacing the water heater its recommended this valve also be replaced.
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24) The Hot water temperature appeared serviceable at time of Inspection
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Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition (HVAC)
25) The AC Plenum appeared to have Elevated levels of Moisture at time of Inspection. Recommend evaluation from AC Contractor.
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26) The air handler's primary condensate drain line or air handler appears to be leaking. Condensate drain water may accumulate, leak and cause water damage to surrounding areas and as a result become a conducive condition for Mold growth. Recommend that a qualified HVAC contractor repair or evaluate as necessary.
Cost estimate: $300
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27) The Heater appeared Serviceable at time of Inspection.
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Kitchen
28) The Dishwasher had loose and/or damaged components, fixtures or hardware. Recommend that a qualified person repair or replace as necessary.
Cost estimate: $175
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29) The exhaust fan over the range appears to go through a filtering process and recirculated the exhaust air back into the kitchen. This is due to either a ductless system or no ducts installed. Odor & Smoke particles can accumulate higher in the kitchen area. Recommend having Filters installed and/ or properly cleaning them twice a year.
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30) The Kitchen water supply & drains appeared serviceable and leak free at time of Inspection. Note that the inspector does not operate water supply or shut-off valves due to the possibility of valves leaking or breaking when operated.
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31) The Refrigerator and Freezer appeared to have serviceable and standard temperatures at time of Inspection.
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32) The Stove & Ovens appeared to have serviceable and Standard temperatures at time Of Inspection.
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33) The Kitchen appliances appeared serviceable and operating as intended at time of Inspection.
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Bathrooms, Sinks & Laundry
35) One or more leaks were found at water shut-off valves for the clothes washer. A qualified plumber should repair as necessary.
Cost estimate: $95
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36) Caulk was missing around the base of the bathtub spout, or there was a gap behind it, at location(s) #2. Water may enter the wall structure behind the bathtub. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary to eliminate the gap. For example, by installing or replacing caulk if the gap is small enough. For larger gaps, a shorter spout nipple or an escutcheon plate can be installed.
Cost estimate: $75
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37) The Supply Water lines to the Laundry appeared loose and unsecure. This can cause a premature rupture leading to flooding in the Laundry area. Recommend securing all water lines properly by qualified plumber.
Cost estimate: $125
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38) The Bathroom Exhaust fans appeared dirty. This is a conducive condition to Mold growth if left dirty for long periods of time. Recommend cleaning.
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39) The Bathroom sinks & toilets supply & drains appeared serviceable and leak free at time of inspection. Note that the inspector does not operate water supply or shut-off valves due to the possibility of valves leaking or breaking when operated.
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40) The Laundry appliances appeared serviceable and operating as intended at time of Inspection.
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Interior, Doors and Windows
41) Some exterior door hardware, including were loose. Recommend that a qualified person repair or replace as necessary.
Cost estimate: $15
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42) Stains were found in one or more ceiling areas. However, no elevated levels of moisture were found. The stain(s) may be due to past roof and/or plumbing leaks.Consult with the property owner and monitor the stained area(s) in the future, especially after heavy or prolonged rain or leaking Bathrooms or HVAC Equipment. If elevated moisture is found in the future, then recommend that a qualified contractor evaluate and repair as necessary.
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