Buyer’s Agent: John Smith NoName' Realty email@example.com (720) 867-5309
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
This report published on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 5:34:59 PM MST
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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:
Poses a risk of injury or death
Recommend repairing or replacing
Recommend repair and/or maintenance
Recommend ongoing maintenance
Recommend evaluation by a specialist
For your information
Conditions conducive for wood destroying insects or organisms (Wood-soil contact, shrubs in contact with siding, roof or plumbing leaks, etc.)
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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.
Condition of fences and gates: Appeared serviceable
Fence and gate material: Wood
Site profile: Level
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
Deck, patio, porch cover material and type: Open
Condition of decks, porches and/or balconies: Appeared serviceable
Deck, porch and/or balcony material: Stone
1) Minor deterioration (e.g. cracks, holes, settlement, heaving) was found in the driveway, but no trip hazards were found. The client may wish to have repairs made for cosmetic reasons.
2) Minor deterioration (e.g. cracks, holes, settlement, heaving) was found in sidewalks or patios, but no trip hazards were found. The client may wish to have repairs made for cosmetic reasons.
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.
Wall inspection method: Viewed from ground
Condition of wall exterior covering: Appeared serviceable
Apparent wall structure: Wood frame
Wall covering: Wood fiber, Brick veneer
Condition of foundation and footings: Appeared serviceable, Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Foundation/stem wall material: Not determined (inaccessible or obscured)
3) The masonry (brick or stone) veneer was deteriorated or damaged in some areas. Where cracks or openings are exposed, water may enter the wall structure causing mold, fungal growth and structural damage. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend that a qualified contractor repair as necessary. For example, by repointing mortar or replacing broken or missing masonry.
4) All foundation walls below the house were obscured by insulation. The inspector was unable to evaluate these areas. They are excluded from this inspection.
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 floor substructure above: Appeared serviceable
Pier or support post material: Steel
Beam material: Steel
Floor structure above: Engineered wood joists
Condition of insulation underneath floor above: Not applicable, none installed
5) Significant cracks, heaving and/or settlement were found in one or more sections of concrete slab floors. Uneven surfaces can pose a trip hazard. Recommend that a qualified contractor repair or replace concrete slab floors where necessary.
6) Minor cracks were found in the concrete slab floor. These are common and appeared to be only a cosmetic issue.
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 is not required to climb on any roof per the InterNACHI Standards of Practice. 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. Occupants should monitor the condition of roofing materials in the future. For older roofs, recommend that a professional inspect the roof surface, flashings, appurtenances, etc. annually and maintain/repair as might be required. If needed, the roofer should enter attic space(s). 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 perform adequately or are leak-free.
Age of roof surface(s): <8 years
Roof inspection method: Viewed from eaves on ladder, Viewed from ground, Viewed from ground with binoculars, Viewed from windows
Condition of roof surface material: Appeared serviceable
Roof surface material: Asphalt or fiberglass composition shingles
Roof type: Gable
Apparent number of layers of roof surface material: One
Condition of exposed flashings: Not determined (inaccessible or obscured)
Condition of gutters, downspouts and extensions: Limited evaluation due to little or no rainfall during and prior to the inspection
Gutter and downspout material: Metal
Gutter and downspout installation: Full
7) Normally the inspector attempts to traverse roof surfaces during the inspection. However, due to roof configuration (steep or very high), the inspector was unable to traverse the roof and wasn't able to fully evaluate the entire roof surface.
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. Note that the inspector is not required to enter any attic spaces per the InterNACHI Standards of Practice. 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
Location of attic access point #A: Hallway, second floor
Location of attic access point #B: Hallway, first floor
Attic access points that were opened and viewed, traversed or partially traversed: A, B
Condition of roof structure: Not determined (inaccessible or obscured)
Roof structure type: Not determined (inaccessible or obscured)
Ceiling structure: Not determined (inaccessible or obscured)
Condition of insulation in attic (ceiling, skylight chase, etc.): Not determined (inaccessible or obscured)
Ceiling insulation material: Not determined (inaccessible or obscured)
Approximate attic insulation R value (may vary in areas): Not determined (inaccessible or obscured)
Vermiculite insulation present: Not determined
Vapor retarder: Not determined (inaccessible or obscured)
Condition of roof ventilation: Appeared serviceable
8) Attic access point(s) #A and B were inaccessible because the hatch or door was stuck shut. These areas were not evaluated and are excluded from this inspection. The condition of these areas is unknown.
Limitations: The inspector does not determine the adequacy of firewall ratings. Requirements for ventilation in garages vary between municipalities.
Condition of door between garage and house: Appeared serviceable
Type of door between garage and house: Solid core
Condition of garage vehicle door(s): Appeared serviceable, Not determined (inaccessible or obscured)
Type of garage vehicle door: Sectional
Number of vehicle doors: 2
Condition of automatic opener(s): Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
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
9) The wall-mounted control for one or more automatic garage vehicle door openers was less than 5 feet off the floor, or within reach of children. This is a safety hazard. Children should not be able to operate automatic garage vehicle door openers. A qualified person should relocate controls for door openers so they are at least 5 feet above floors and/or out of reach of children. For more information on garage door safety issues, visit: http://www.reporthost.com/?NRGD
10) One or more automatic door openers were inoperable. Recommend that a qualified contractor evaluate and repair or replace opener(s) as necessary.
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: Underground
Number of service conductors: Not determined (components inaccessible or obscured)
Service voltage (volts): 120-240
Estimated service amperage: 200
Primary service overload protection type: Circuit breakers
Service entrance conductor material: Not determined (components inaccessible or obscured)
Main disconnect rating (amps): 200
System ground: Copper
Condition of main service panel: Appeared serviceable
Location of main service panel #A: Building exterior
Location of main disconnect: Breaker at top of main service panel
Carbon monoxide alarms installed: Yes, but not tested
Smoke alarm power source(s): Battery, Hard wired
11) Bulbs in one or more light fixtures were dead, 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.
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 [b[does not[/b] 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
Water pressure (psi): 50 psi
Location of main water meter: By sidewalk in front of house
Location of main water shut-off: Basement
Service pipe material: Copper
Condition of supply lines: Appeared serviceable
Supply pipe material: PEX plastic
Condition of drain pipes: Appeared serviceable
Drain pipe material: Plastic
Condition of waste lines: Appeared serviceable
Waste pipe material: Plastic
Location(s) of plumbing clean-outs: Basement, Building exterior
Vent pipe condition: Not determined (inaccessible, obscured, or water service off)
Vent pipe material: Not determined (inaccessible or obscured)
Sump pump installed: Yes
Condition of sump pump: Not determined (inaccessible or obscured)
Sewage ejector pump installed: None visible
Type of irrigation system supply source: Public
Condition of fuel system: Appeared serviceable
Visible fuel storage systems: None visible
Location of main fuel shut-off valve: At gas meter
13) Significant corrosion was found in some water supply pipes or fittings. Leaks can occur as a result. Recommend that a qualified plumber evaluate and replace components as necessary.
14) The sump pump discharge pipe was routed so that it drained close to the foundation. Prolonged, high levels of moisture in soil can cause foundation settlement and failure. If drainage is near a crawl space or basement, water can accumulate in these spaces. Recommend that a qualified contractor repair as necessary so the discharge pipe terminates well away from the foundation and to soil that is sloping down and away from the foundation.
15) Based on visible equipment or information provided to the inspector, this property appeared to have a yard irrigation (sprinkler) system. These are specialty systems and are excluded from this inspection. Comments in this report related to this system are made as a courtesy only and are not meant to be a substitute for a full evaluation by a qualified specialist. When this system is operated, recommend verifying that water is not directed at building exteriors, or directed so water accumulates around building foundations. Sprinkler heads may need to be adjusted, replaced or disabled. Consider having a qualified plumber verify that a backflow prevention device is installed per standard building practices to prevent cross-contamination of potable water. Recommend that a qualified specialist evaluate the irrigation system for other defects (e.g. leaks, damaged or malfunctioning sprinkler heads) and repair if necessary.
16) The inspector was unable to fully evaluate the sump pump because power was unplugged. Its condition was not determined. Recommend that conditions that prevented evaluation be corrected, and that a qualified person test the pump and make repairs if necessary.
17) A sump pump or sump pump pit was installed in the basement. These are specialty systems and only a limited evaluation was performed as part of this inspection. The inspector does not determine the adequacy of sump pumps and their associated drainage systems. The presence of a sump pump may indicate that water routinely accumulates below or inside the structure. Recommend asking the property owner how often the sump pump operates and for how long at different times of the year. The client should be aware that the service life of most sump pumps is 5-7 years, and that the pump may need replacing soon depending on its age and how often it operates.
18) Additional Plumbing Comments
19) What “appears” to be the drain line for the washing machine terminates above the floor in the basement. The drain line should be connected to the floor drain. Recommend repair by a qualified repair person.
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: Natural gas
Estimated age: 2010
Capacity (in gallons): 50
Temperature-pressure relief valve installed: Yes
Model number: GS650YBVIT100
Serial number: 1035J006994
Location of water heater: Basement
Hot water temperature tested: Yes
Water temperature (degrees Fahrenheit): 68*
Condition of burners: Not determined (inaccessible, obscured, or gas service off) (Sealed unit)
Condition of venting system: Appeared serviceable
Condition of combustion air supply: Appeared serviceable
20) Corrosion or rust was found at the TPV drain connector. This can indicate past leaks, or that leaks are likely to occur in the future. Recommend that a qualified plumber evaluate and replace components or make repairs as necessary.
21) The water heater's thermostat was on a low setting. Tank-type water heaters take time to come up to a normal operating temperature of 110-120 degrees Fahrenheit. As a result, the inspector was unable to fully evaluate the water heater and determine if it's serviceable. For home buyers, after taking occupancy, test the water temperature and adjust the thermostat if necessary. Repairs may be needed if it the temperature is too low.
22) The estimated useful life for most water heaters is 8-12 years. This water heater appeared to be at 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.
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).
General heating system type(s): Forced air
General heating distribution type(s): Ducts and registers
Condition of forced air heating/(cooling) system: Appeared serviceable
Forced air heating system fuel type: Natural gas
Estimated age of forced air furnace: 10/2010
Forced air heating system manufacturer: Rheem
Forced air furnace model #: RGRT-07EYBGS278
Forced air furnace serial number: GY5D307F401002185
Location of forced air furnace: Basement
Forced air system capacity in BTUs or kilowatts: 67,500
Condition of furnace filters: Required replacement, 20x25x1”
Location for forced air filter(s): At base of air handler
Condition of forced air ducts and registers: Appeared serviceable
Condition of burners: Appeared serviceable
Condition of venting system: Appeared serviceable
Condition of combustion air supply: Appeared serviceable
Type of combustion air supply: Vent(s) to exterior
Condition of cooling system and/or heat pump: Not determined
Cooling system and/or heat pump fuel type: Electric
Location of heat pump or air conditioning unit: northwest
Type: Split system
Estimated age of heat pump or air conditioning unit: 11/2010
Approximate tonnage: 3
Condition of cooling system and/or heat pump: Rheem
Heat pump or air conditioner model number: 13AJM36A01
Heat pump or air conditioner serial number: 8032W461006130
Condition of controls: Appeared serviceable
24) The last service date of the gas or oil-fired forced air furnace appeared to be more than 1 year ago, or the inspector was unable to determine the last service date. Ask the property owner when it was last serviced. If unable to determine the last service date, or if this system was serviced more than 1 year ago, recommend that a qualified HVAC contractor 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. Any needed repairs noted in this report should be brought to the attention of the HVAC contractor when it's serviced. For more information visit: http://www.reporthost.com/?ANFURINSP
25) Recommend that home buyers replace or clean HVAC filters upon taking occupancy depending on the type of filters installed. Regardless of the type, recommend checking filters monthly in the future and replacing or cleaning them as necessary. How frequently they need replacing or cleaning depends on the type and quality of the filter, how the system is configured (e.g. always on vs. "Auto"), and on environmental factors (e.g. pets, smoking, frequency of house cleaning, number of occupants, the season).
26) The outdoor air temperature was below 65 degrees Fahrenheit during the inspection. Air conditioning systems can be damaged if operated during such low temperatures. Because of this, the inspector was unable to operate and fully evaluate the cooling system.
27) Additional Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition (HVAC) Comments:
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.
Condition of gas-fired fireplaces or stoves: Appeared serviceable
Gas fireplace or stove type: Metal pre-fab fireplace
Fan or blower installed in gas-fired fireplace or stove: No
Condition of chimneys and flues: Appeared serviceable
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. Any comments made on these are performed as a courtesy through the RecallChek Service that may have been provided to you. Areas and components behind and obscured by appliances are inaccessible and excluded from this inspection.
Condition of counters: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Condition of cabinets: Appeared serviceable
Condition of sinks and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
Condition of under-sink food disposal: Appeared serviceable
Condition of dishwasher: Appeared serviceable
Condition of range, cooktop or oven: Appeared serviceable
Range, cooktop or oven type: Electric
Type of ventilation: Wall or ceiling mounted fan, Hood or built into microwave over range or cooktop
Condition of refrigerator: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Condition of built-in microwave oven: Appeared serviceable
Condition of hot water dispenser: N/A (none installed)
Condition of trash compactor: N/A (none installed)
28) The exhaust fan over the range recirculated the exhaust air back into the kitchen. This may be due to no duct being installed, baffles not being installed, or problems with duct work. Although this is a very common occurrence, this can be a nuisance for odor and grease accumulation. Where a gas-fired range or cook top is installed, carbon monoxide and excessive levels of moisture can accumulate in living spaces. Recommend that a qualified contractor evaluate and repair as necessary so exhaust air is ducted outdoors.
29) One or more sink water shut-off valve handles were missing. Recommend that a qualified person replace or repair as necessary.
30) The digital display on the range, cooktop or oven was damaged. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary.
31) Gaps, no caulk, or substandard caulking were found between countertops and backsplashes. Water may penetrate these areas and cause damage. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary. For example, by installing caulk.
32) The water supply for the refrigerator was inoperable (e.g. turned off, not plugged in, circuit breaker off) and the inspector was unable to fully evaluate. Repairs may be needed. If concerned, have a qualified person fully evaluate.
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, second floor
Location #B: Master bath, second floor
Location #C: Full bath, first floor
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: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Condition of shower(s) and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
Condition of ventilation systems: Appeared serviceable
Bathroom and laundry ventilation type: Spot exhaust fans
Gas supply for laundry equipment present: No
240 volt receptacle for laundry equipment present: Yes
33) One or more leaks were found at water shut-off valves for the clothes washer. A qualified plumber should repair as necessary.
34) One or more handles for sink water shut-off valves at location(s) #A, B and C were missing. Recommend that a qualified person repair or replace as necessary.
35) Gaps, no caulk, or substandard caulking were found between the bathtub and the floor at location(s) #A. Water may penetrate these areas and cause damage. Recommend that a qualified person re-caulk or install caulking as necessary.
36) The sink drain stopper mechanism at location(s) #B was loose. Recommend that a qualified person repair or replace as necessary.
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, unless it is an additional service proved for you. 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: Wood, Sliding glass
Condition of interior doors: Appeared serviceable
Condition of windows and skylights: Appeared serviceable
Type(s) of windows: Vinyl, Multi-pane, Sliding, Single-hung, Fixed
Condition of walls and ceilings: Appeared serviceable
Wall type or covering: Drywall
Ceiling type or covering: Drywall
Condition of flooring: Appeared serviceable
Condition of concrete slab floor(s): Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below) (See Basement section)
Flooring type or covering: Carpet, Vinyl, linoleum or marmoleum, Wood or wood products
Condition of stairs, handrails and guardrails: Appeared serviceable
37) Vinyl, linoleum or marmoleum flooring in one or more areas was deteriorated. If in a wet area, water can damage the sub-floor as a result. Recommend that a qualified contractor replace or repair flooring as necessary.
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.
Visible evidence of active wood-destroying insects: No
Visible evidence of active wood decay fungi: No
Visible evidence of past wood-destroying insects: No
Visible evidence of past wood decay fungi: No
Visible evidence of damage by wood-destroying insects: No
Visible evidence of damage by wood decay fungi: No
Visible evidence of conditions conducive to wood-destroying organisms: No
THE STANDARDS OF PRACTICE (abbreviated)
PURPOSE AND SCOPE 2.2 Inspectors shall: A. Adhere to the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors. B. Inspect readily accessible, visually observable, installed systems and components listed in these Standards of Practice. C. Report: 1. Those systems and components inspected that, in the professional judgment of the inspector, are not functioning properly, significantly deficient, unsafe, or are near the end of life.
SUPPORT AFTER THE INSPECTION
Clients sometimes ask me to re-inspect problem areas after repairs are made. A minimum fee of $100 covers a re-inspection of any two specific items, and does not include a written report, which is $25 extra. Additional items to be inspected cost $25 each.
The repair work must be performed by a licensed contractor. The contractor must provide a receipt that indicates the contractor's license number, the type and quantity of materials used, and a description of the work to be performed. The receipt must also state whether or not the work is warranted, how long the warranty lasts, and whether or not the warranty extends to the new owner. These documents must be available at the house when I arrive for the re-inspection. Items without this documentation will not be re-inspected. Sorry, I cannot re-inspect repairs done by unlicensed contractors or amateurs.
I'll do my best to answer your questions after the inspection. All I ask is that you read the report first; all of it. Most questions can be answered in one call, but sometimes I have to go back to the office to look over your report. I'll try to answer any question the day you ask it.
The Questions Of Others
If a seller, a seller's representative, or a seller's repair person calls us with questions about your inspection, I'll politely inform them that I can't talk about your inspection unless you're a part of the conversation. I'll suggest that they call me back after setting up a conference call with you. If a seller or repair person calls and asks us how to fix something, I'll politely decline. It's not because I don't know how to fix things, it's because I'm not willing to supervise a repair job by phone. It's also to protect you from unqualified repair people, and to protect me from people who might just forget what I told them between the phone and the actual job.
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