View as PDF

View summary

Logo

NJ Home Inspector LLC

http://www.njhomeinspectorllc.com
patrickytan@njhomeinspectorllc.com
(732) 325-7627 · (201) 421-4170
FAX: (732) 667-3722
220 Maple Ave 
S Bound Brook 
NJ 08880
Inspector: Patrick Tan
Inspector's email: patrickytan@gmail.com
NJHI#24GI00103200
Radon Lic. # MET12613
Termite Lic. # 54292B

HOME INSPECTION REPORT
By Patrick Y Tan
NJHI # 24GI00103200

Client(s):  Mr. XYZ (Sample)
Property address:  1`234, what Avenue,
City or Boro.,
NJ 07890
Inspection date:  Saturday, September 1, 2018

This report published on Thursday, April 4, 2019 3:58:25 PM EDT

This report is the exclusive property of this inspection company and the client(s) listed in the report title. Use of this report by any unauthorized persons is prohibited.

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 risk of injury or death
Concern typeRepair/ReplaceRecommend repairing or replacing
Concern typeRepair/MaintainRecommend repair and/or maintenance
Concern typeMinor defectCorrection only involves a minor expense
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.)

Click here for a glossary of building construction terms.Contact your inspector If there are terms that you do not understand, or visit the glossary of construction terms at https://www.reporthost.com/glossary.asp

Table of Contents

General Information
Grounds
Exterior / Foundation
Basement
Roof / Attic
Garage / Carport
Electric
Plumbing / Fuel Systems
Water Heater
Heating
Cooling / Heat Pump
Fireplaces / Stoves / Chimneys
Kitchen
Bathrooms / Laundry / Sinks
Interior Rooms / Areas

View summary

General Information
Table of contents
Report number: Jiang20180901
Time started: 9.30 am
Time finished: 12.30 pm
Inspector: Patrick Tan
Present during inspection: Client, Realtor
Client present for discussion at end of inspection: Yes
Weather conditions: Clear
Temperature: Hot
Ground condition: Dry
Inspection fee: $380.00
Payment method: Cash
Type of building: Single family
Buildings inspected: Single Family
Number of residential units inspected: 1
Age of building(s): 1936
Source for building age: Property listing
Front of building faces: North
Main entrance faces: North
Occupied: No
1) Structures built prior to 1980 may contain lead-based paint and/or asbestos in various building materials such as insulation, siding, and/or floor and ceiling tiles. Both lead and asbestos are known health hazards. Evaluating for the presence of lead and/or asbestos is not included in this inspection. The client should consult with specialists as necessary, such as industrial hygienists, professional labs and/or abatement contractors for this type of evaluation. For information on lead, asbestos and other hazardous materials in homes, visit:
http://www.epa.gov
http://www.cpsc.gov
http://www.cdc.gov
Photo
Photo 1-1 
Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: swimming pools, spas, hot tubs, water features and related equipment; playground, recreation or leisure equipment; landscape lighting; areas below exterior structures with less than three feet of vertical clearance; irrigation systems; invisible fencing; sea walls, docks and boathouses. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not test or determine the adequacy of drainage systems for grounds, walkways, below-grade stairs and roof downspouts. The inspector does not provide an evaluation of geological conditions and/or site stability, compliance of pool or spa fencing with municipal requirements, or determination that deck, balcony and/or stair membranes are watertight.
The following items are excluded from this inspection: Shed
Condition of fences and gates: Appeared serviceable
Fence and gate material: Chain link, Plastic
Site profile: Level
Condition of driveway: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Driveway material: Asphalt
Condition of sidewalks and/or patios: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Sidewalk material: Poured in place concrete
Condition of decks, porches and/or balconies: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Condition of guardrails: Appeared serviceable
Deck, porch and/or balcony material: Wood
Condition of exterior stairs: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Condition of handrails: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below), None
Exterior stair material: Masonry
2) One or more large trees on the property may be likely to fall on the building, and are a potential safety hazard. Recommend consulting with a qualified arborist to determine if tree(s) need to be removed and/or pruned.
Photo
Photo 2-1 
Photo
Photo 2-2 
Photo
Photo 2-3 
3) One or more trip hazards were found in sidewalk and/or patio sections due to cracks, settlement, heaving and/or deterioration. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace sections as necessary to eliminate trip hazards.
Photo
Photo 3-1 
Photo
Photo 3-2 
4) Exterior stairs were damaged, deteriorated and/or with loose fasteners or treads. A qualified person should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.
Photo
Photo 4-1 
Photo
Photo 4-2 
Photo
Photo 4-3 
Photo
Photo 4-4 
5) Handrails at one or more flights of stairs were missing. This is a safety hazard. Standard building practices require that handrails be:
  • Installed at stairs with three or more risers
  • Sized and shaped so your hand can encircle them
  • Permanently and securely attached, and able to withstand a 200 pound force in any direction at any point
  • Continuous and extend for the entire flight of the stairs
  • Located between 30 and 38 inches above the leading edge of the stair treads

A qualified person should repair, replace or install as necessary and as per standard building practices.
Photo
Photo 5-1 
Photo
Photo 5-2 
6) Conducive conditionsTrees were in contact with or were close to the building in one or more areas. Some damage had occurred. A qualified contractor should evaluate and make repairs as necessary. Vegetation should be pruned back and/or removed as necessary to prevent damage and infestation by wood destroying insects.
Photo
Photo 6-1 
Photo
Photo 6-2 
Photo
Photo 6-3 
7) The perimeter grading sloped towards the building in one or more areas. This can result in water accumulating around the building foundation. Recommend grading soil so it slopes down and away from the structure with a slope of at least 5% (10% or better is optimal) for at least 6 feet.
Photo
Photo 7-1 
Photo
Photo 7-2 
8) Wooden deck, porch and/or balcony surfaces should be cleaned and sealed by a qualified person.
Photo
Photo 8-1 
Photo
Photo 8-2 
9) Minor cracks, settlement, heaving and/or deterioration were found in the driveway. However they don't appear to be a structural concern and no trip hazards were found. No immediate action is recommended, but the client may wish to have repairs made or have cracked sections replaced and reseal asphalt for aesthetic reasons.
Photo
Photo 9-1 
Photo
Photo 9-2 
Exterior / Foundation
Table of contents
Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: below-grade foundation walls and footings, or those obscured by vegetation or building components; exterior building surfaces or components obscured by vegetation, stored items or debris. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Some amount of cracking is normal in concrete slabs and foundation walls due to shrinkage and drying. Note that the inspector does not determination the adequacy of sump pumps, seismic reinforcement, nor determine if support posts, columns, beams, joists, studs, trusses, etc. are of adequate size, spanning or spacing.
Condition of wall covering: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Apparent wall structure: Wood frame, Concrete block, Stone
Wall covering: Stucco, Metal
Condition of foundation and footings: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Foundation type: Unfinished basement
Foundation material: Concrete block
Footing material: Not determined
Condition of floor substructure: Appeared serviceable
Pier or support post material: Bearing wall, Masonry, Steel
Beam material: Solid wood
Floor structure: Solid wood joists
Condition of concrete slab floor(s): Appeared serviceable
10) Conducive conditionsEvidence of prior water intrusion was found in one or more sections of the Basement. For example, sediment stains on the vapor barrier or foundation, and/or efflorescence on the foundation. Accumulated water is a conducive condition for wood destroying insects and organisms and should not be present in the Basement. The client should review any disclosure statements available and ask the property owner about past accumulation of water in the crawl space. The basement should be monitored in the future for accumulated water, especially after heavy and/or prolonged periods of rain. If water is found to accumulate, a qualified contractor who specializes in drainage issues should evaluate and repair as necessary. Typical repairs for preventing water from accumulating in basement include:
  • Repairing, installing or improving rain run-off systems (gutters, downspouts and extensions or drain lines)
  • Improving perimeter grading
  • Repairing, installing or improving underground footing and/or curtain drains

Ideally, water should not enter crawl spaces, but if water must be controlled after it enters the crawl space, then typical repairs include installing trenches, gravity drains and/or sump pump(s) in the crawl space.
Photo
Photo 10-1 
Photo
Photo 10-2 
Photo
Photo 10-3 
Photo
Photo 10-4 
Photo
Photo 10-5 
Photo
Photo 10-6 
Photo
Photo 10-7 
11) DamageRot or water damage was found at one or more sections of the floor substructure, including floor decking and/or floor sheathing. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary. All rotten wood should be replaced.
Photo
Photo 11-1 
Photo
Photo 11-2 
12) Conducive conditionsCracks, deterioration and/or damage were found in one or more areas of the stucco siding. A qualified contractor should evaluate and make repairs and/or replace stucco siding as necessary.
Photo
Photo 12-1 
Photo
Photo 12-2 
13) Conducive conditionsStains were found in one or more areas on soffit boards. These appear to be due to current roof leaks (dripping water, high moisture content, etc.). A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary. Roof repairs may be necessary, such as to the roof surface and/or flashing. Drip edge flashing may need to be replaced or installed.
Photo
Photo 13-1 
Photo
Photo 13-2 
Photo
Photo 13-3 
14) Some sections of siding and/or trim were missing. A qualified person should evaluate and repair, replace or install siding or trim as necessary.
Photo
Photo 14-1 
15) Gaps existed at one or more openings around the exterior, such as those where outside faucets, refrigerant lines, and/or gas supply pipes penetrate the exterior. Gaps should be sealed as necessary to prevent moisture intrusion and entry by vermin.
Photo
Photo 15-1 
16) Moderate cracks (1/8 inch to 3/4 inch) and/or leaning were found in the foundation. This may be a structural concern, or an indication that settlement is ongoing. The client should consider hiring qualified contractors and/or engineers as necessary for further evaluation. Such contractors may include:
  • Foundation repair contractors who may prescribe repairs, and will give cost estimates for prescribed repairs
  • Masonry contractors who repair and/or replace brick veneer
  • Geotechnical engineers who attempt to determine if settlement is ongoing, and what the cause of the settlement is
  • Structural engineers who determine if repairs are necessary, and prescribe those repairs

At a minimum, recommend sealing cracks to prevent water infiltration. Numerous products exist to seal such cracks including hydraulic cement, resilient caulks and epoxy sealants.
Photo
Photo 16-1 
Photo
Photo 16-2 
Photo
Photo 16-3 
Photo
Photo 16-4 
Photo
Photo 16-5 
17) Conducive conditionsCaulk was missing and/or deteriorated in some areas. For example, around windows, around doors and/or at wall penetrations. A qualified person should repair or replace as necessary. For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/_docs/FPL_Caulking_Ins_Outs.pdf
Photo
Photo 17-1 
Photo
Photo 17-2 
Photo
Photo 17-3 
Photo
Photo 17-4 
Photo
Photo 17-5 
Photo
Photo 17-6 
Photo
Photo 17-7 
Photo
Photo 17-8 
Insulation material underneath floor above: Fiberglass roll or batt
Pier or support post material: Bearing wall, Masonry, Steel
Beam material: Solid wood
Floor structure above: Solid wood joists
18) One or more electric receptacles have reverse-polarity wiring, where the hot and neutral wires are reversed. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of shock. A qualified electrician should evaluate and make repairs as necessary.
Photo
Photo 18-1 
19) One or more electric receptacles and/or the boxes they are installed in are loose and/or not securely anchored. Wire conductors may be damaged due to repeated movement and/or tension on wires, or insulation may be damaged. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of shock and fire. A qualified electrician should evaluate and repair as necessary.
Photo
Photo 19-1 
20) Conducive conditionsEvidence of prior water intrusion was found in one or more sections of the basement. For example, HIGH MOISTURE/WET SHEETROCK WALL AND SKIRTING TRIM, water stains and/or efflorescence on the foundation or floor, water stains at bases of support posts, etc. Accumulated water is a conducive condition for wood destroying insects and organisms and should not be present in the basement. The client(s) should review any disclosure statements available and ask the property owner(s) about past accumulation of water in the basement. The basement should be monitored in the future for accumulated water, especially after heavy and/or prolonged periods of rain. If water is found to accumulate, a qualified contractor who specializes in drainage issues should evaluate and repair as necessary. Typical repairs for preventing water from accumulating in the basement include:
  • Repairing, installing or improving rain run-off systems (gutters, downspouts and extensions or drain lines)
  • Improving perimeter grading
  • Repairing, installing or improving underground footing and/or curtain drains

Ideally, water should not enter the basement, but if water must be controlled after it enters the basement, then typical repairs include installing sump pump(s) or interior perimeter drains.
Photo
Photo 20-1 
Photo
Photo 20-2 
Photo
Photo 20-3 
Photo
Photo 20-4 
Photo
Photo 20-5 
Photo
Photo 20-6 
21)  Damaged or missing sheetrock walls.
Photo
Photo 21-1 
Roof / Attic
Table of contents
Limitations: The following items or areas are not included in this inspection: areas that could not be traversed or viewed clearly due to lack of access; areas and components obscured by insulation; solar roofing components; any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not determination if rafters, trusses, joists, beams, etc. are of adequate size, spanning or spacing. The inspector does not provide an estimate of remaining roof surface life, does not determine that the roof has absolutely no leaks at the time of the inspection, and does not determine that the roof won't leak in the future. Only active leaks and evidence of past leaks observed during the inspection are reported on as part of this inspection. To absolutely determine than no leaks exist, complete access to all roof structure areas must be available during a wide variety of weather conditions, including prolonged heavy rain, high wind from varying directions, heavy accumulations of snow and/or ice, and melting snow and ice.
Condition of roof structure: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Roof type: Gable
Age of roof surface(s): 25 years or more.
Source for building age: Inspector's estimate
Roof inspection method: Partially traversed
Condition of shingle and/or shake roof surface materials: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Roof surface material: Asphalt or fiberglass composition shingles
Apparent number of layers of roof surface material: Two
Condition of exposed flashings: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Condition of gutters, downspouts and extensions: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Gutter and downspout material: Metal
Gutter and downspout installation: Full
Condition of attic: Not visible, and was not inspected.
Attic inspection method: Not inspected, Not access.
Roof structure type: Not determined
Ceiling structure: Not determined
Ceiling insulation material: Not determined
Vapor retarder: Not determined
Roof ventilation: Not determined
22) DamageRot or water damage was found at one or more sections of the roof structure, including: sheathing. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary. All rotten wood should be replaced.
Photo
Photo 22-1 
23) Conducive conditionsRoof repairs were needed because many composition shingles had the following conditions: missing shingles, cracking and/or damage. Leaks may occur as a result. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary.
Photo
Photo 23-1 
Photo
Photo 23-2 
Photo
Photo 23-3 
Photo
Photo 23-4 
Photo
Photo 23-5 
Photo
Photo 23-6 
Photo
Photo 23-7 
24) Conducive conditionsSome roof flashings were loose, damaged, deteriorated and/or substandard. Leaks may occur as a result. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary.
Photo
Photo 24-1 
Photo
Photo 24-2 
Photo
Photo 24-3 
25) Some gutters and/or downspouts were loose, leaking, damaged and/or substandard. Water may accumulate around the building foundation as a result. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary.
Photo
Photo 25-1 
Photo
Photo 25-2 
Photo
Photo 25-3 
Photo
Photo 25-4 
Photo
Photo 25-5 
Photo
Photo 25-6 
Photo
Photo 25-7 
26) Conducive conditionsDebris had accumulated in one or more gutters. This is a conducive condition for wood destroying insects since gutters may overflow and cause water to come in contact with the building exterior or make water accumulate around the foundation. Gutters should be cleaned now and as necessary in the future.
Photo
Photo 26-1 
Photo
Photo 26-2 
Photo
Photo 26-3 
Photo
Photo 26-4 
27) Conducive conditionsTrees were overhanging roof and were within 10 feet of roof vertically. This is a conducive condition for wood destroying insects and organisms since organic debris such as leaves or needles are more likely to accumulate on the roof surface. Accumulated debris may cause water to enter gaps in the roof surface and leak into attic and/or interior spaces. Trees should be pruned so they are at least 10 feet above roof, or don't overhang the roof.
Photo
Photo 27-1 
Photo
Photo 27-2 
Photo
Photo 27-3 
28) All attic and roof structure sections were not evaluated due to lack of access from the following conditions: no hatch found.
Photo
Photo 28-1 
Garage / Carport
Table of contents
Limitations: The inspector does not determine the adequacy of firewall ratings. Requirements for ventilation in garages varies between municipalities.
Type: None (Driveway Parking only)
Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: generator systems, surge suppressors, inaccessible or concealed wiring; underground utilities and systems; low voltage lighting or lighting on timers or sensors. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not determine the adequacy of grounding or bonding, does not determine if this system has an adequate capacity for the client's specific needs, nor determine if this system has any reserve capacity for additions or expansion. The inspector does not operate circuit breakers as part of the inspection, install or change light bulbs, nor determine the operability of every wall switch.
Electric service condition: Appeared serviceable
Primary service type: Overhead
Number of service conductors: 3
Service voltage (volts): 120-240
Service amperage (amps): 100
Primary service overload protection type: Circuit breakers
Service entrance conductor material: Not determined
Main disconnect rating (amps): 100
System ground: Not determined
Condition of main service panel: Appeared serviceable
Location of main service panel #A: Basement
Location of main disconnect: Breaker at top of main service panel
Branch circuit wiring type: Non-metallic sheathed
Condition of branch circuit wiring: Serviceable
Solid strand aluminum branch circuit wiring present: Not determined
Condition of smoke detectors: No tested
Smoke detectors present: Yes
Carbon monoxide detectors present: Yes
Smoke detector power source: Not determined
29) Some receptacles were broken and/or damaged. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of shock and fire. A qualified electrician should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.
Photo
Photo 29-1 
30) Some electric receptacles had reverse-polarity wiring, where the hot and neutral wires are reversed. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of shock. A qualified electrician should evaluate and make repairs as necessary.
Photo
Photo 30-1 
31) One or more electric receptacles were incorrectly wired, with an open neutral. A qualified electrician should evaluate and make repairs as necessary.
Photo
Photo 31-1 
32) One or more ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) electric receptacles wouldn't trip and/or wouldn't reset at the following "wet" locations: kitchen. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of shock. A qualified electrician should evaluate and repair as necessary.
Photo
Photo 32-1 
33) The service drop wires were in contact with trees or vegetation. The utility company should prune or remove trees as necessary to prevent straining or abrading the service drop wires.
Photo
Photo 33-1 
Photo
Photo 33-2 
34) Smoke detectors were missing from hallways leading to bedrooms. Additional smoke detectors should be installed as necessary so a functioning one exists in each hallway leading to bedrooms, in each bedroom, and one each level of the building. For more information, visit:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/5077.html
Photo
Photo 34-1 
35) Energized equipment was exposed at panel #A due to one or more missing closure covers. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of shock. A qualified person should install closure covers where missing and as per standard building practices.
Photo
Photo 35-1 
Photo
Photo 35-2 
36) One or more screws were missing from the cover and/or dead front to panel #A and should be replaced. Because energized wiring may exist behind the holes with the missing screws, recommend that a qualified, licensed electrician replace these screws, or that care be taken to ensure that the new screws do not come in contact with wiring inside the panel when they are installed. Stock screws from the panel manufacturer should be used, or their equivalent.
Photo
Photo 36-1 
Photo
Photo 36-2 
Photo
Photo 36-3 
Photo
Photo 36-4 
37) Batteries in all the smoke alarms should be replaced after taking occupancy, and annually in the future. "Chirping" noises emitted from smoke alarms typically indicate that batteries need replacing. For more information, visit:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/5077.html
Photo
Photo 37-1 
Photo
Photo 37-2 
Photo
Photo 37-3 
Photo
Photo 37-4 
38) Branch circuit wiring installed in buildings built prior to the mid 1980s is typically rated for a maximum temperature of only 60 degrees Centigrade. This includes non-metallic sheathed (Romex) wiring, and both BX and AC metal clad flexible wiring. Knob and tube wiring, typically installed in homes built prior to 1950 may be rated for even lower maximum temperatures. Newer electric fixtures including lighting and fans typically require wiring rated for 90 degrees Centigrade. Connecting older, 60 degree-rated wiring to such newer fixtures is a potential safety hazard due to the risk of fire. Repairs for such conditions often involve replacing the last few feet of wiring to newer fixtures with new 90 degree-rated wire. This often requires installing a junction box to join the old and new wiring.

It is beyond the scope of this inspection to determine if such incompatible components are installed, or to determine the extent to which they're installed. Based on the age of this building, the client should be aware that this safety hazard may be present in this building. Recommend consulting with the property owner to determine if and when newer fixtures were installed, and/or to have a qualified electrician evaluate and repair as per standard building practices.
Photo
Photo 38-1 
Plumbing / Fuel Systems
Table of contents
Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: private wells and sewage disposal systems; main, side and lateral sewer lines; gray water systems; pressure boosting systems; incinerating or composting toilets; fire suppression sprinkler systems; water softeners, conditioners or filtering systems; plumbing components concealed within the foundation or building structure, or in inaccessible areas such as below tubs; underground utilities and systems; overflow drains for tubs and sinks; backflow prevention devices. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not operate water supply or shut-off valves due to the possibility of valves leaking or breaking when operated. The inspector does not test for lead in the water supply, the water pipes or solder, does not determine if plumbing and fuel lines are adequately sized, and does not determining the existence or condition of underground or above-ground fuel tanks.
Condition of service and main line: Appeared serviceable
Location of main water meter: Basement
Location of main water shut: Basement
Water service: Public
Water pressure (psi): normal
Service pipe material: Copper
Condition of supply lines: Appeared serviceable
Supply pipe material: Copper
Condition of waste lines: Appeared serviceable
Waste pipe material: Plastic, Cast iron
Condition of fuel system: Appeared serviceable, Natural Gas
Location of main fuel shut: Basement
39) Copper water supply pipes in buildings built prior to 1986 may be joined with solder that contains lead. Lead is a known health hazard, especially for children. Laws were passed in 1985 prohibiting the use of lead in solder, but prior to that solder normally contained about 50 percent lead. The client should be aware of this, especially if children will be living in this structure. Evaluating for the presence of lead in this structure is not included in this inspection. The client should consider having a qualified lab test for lead, and if necessary take steps to reduce or remove lead from the water supply. Various solutions such as these may be advised:
  • Flush water taps or faucets. Do not drink water that has been sitting in the plumbing lines for more than six hours.
  • Install appropriate filters at points of use.
  • Use only cold water for cooking and drinking. Hot water dissolves lead more quickly than cold water.
  • Use bottled or distilled water.
  • Treat well water to make it less corrosive.
  • Have a qualified plumbing contractor replace supply pipes and/or plumbing components as necessary.

For more information visit:
http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PUBS/5056.html
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead/index.html
Photo
Photo 39-1 
Photo
Photo 39-2 
Photo
Photo 39-3 
40) Conducive conditionsModerate corrosion was found in some water supply pipes and/or fittings. Leaks may occur as a result. A qualified plumber should evaluate and repair as necessary.
Photo
Photo 40-1 
Photo
Photo 40-2 
41) NO Evidence of one or more possible abandoned underground oil tanks was found (vent pipe, metal supply lines, etc.). The client should ask the seller to determine if underground oil tank(s) exist on this property, and if tank(s) have been removed or legally decommissioned.

If the tank(s) haven't been decommissioned or removed, then the client may be liable for decommission and/or cleanup of contaminated soil in the future. Recommend the following:
  • Have any non-decommissioned, abandoned underground oil tanks legally decommissioned or removed as necessary.
  • Have the soil tested for oil contamination.
  • Have contaminated soil removed as necessary.
Photo
Photo 41-1 
Photo
Photo 41-2 
42) A sump pump was installed in the basement. This may indicate that water accumulates inside or below the structure. Recommend asking the property owner how often the sump pump operates and for how long at different times of the year. Also, the client should be aware that the service life of most sump pumps is between five and seven years, and that the pump may need replacing soon depending on its age and how often it operates.
Photo
Photo 42-1 
Photo
Photo 42-2 
43) The inspector was unable to test the sump pump for one or more reasons (no source of water, appeared unsafe, no power, etc.). The sump pump was not fully evaluated.
Photo
Photo 43-1 
Water Heater
Table of contents
Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: solar water heating systems; circulation systems. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not provide an estimate of remaining life on water heaters, does not determine if water heaters are appropriately sized, or perform any evaluations that require a pilot light to be lit.
Condition of water heater: Appeared serviceable
Type: Tank
Estimated age: May 2000
Energy source: Natural gas
Capacity (in gallons): 40
Manufacturer: State
Model: PR6404NBRS S# e00137716
Location of water heater: Basement
Water temperature (degrees Fahrenheit): High
Condition of burners: Appeared serviceable
Condition of venting system: Appeared serviceable
Condition of combustion air supply: Appeared serviceable
44) The estimated useful life for most water heaters is 8 to 12 years. This water heater appears to be beyond this age and/or its useful lifespan and may need replacing at any time. Recommend budgeting for a replacement in the near future.
Photo
Photo 44-1 
Photo
Photo 44-2 
Photo
Photo 44-3 
Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: humidifiers, dehumidifiers, electronic air filters; solar, coal or wood fired heat systems; thermostat or temperature control accuracy and timed functions; heating components concealed within the building structure or in inaccessible areas; underground utilities and systems; safety devices and controls (due to automatic operation). Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not provide an estimate of remaining life on heating system components, does not determine if heating systems are appropriately sized, or perform any evaluations that require a pilot light to be lit. It is beyond the scope of this inspection to determine if furnace heat exchangers are intact and free of leaks.
Condition of heating system: Appeared serviceable
Location of heating system: Basement
Heating type: Baseboard, Hot water
Fuel type: Natural gas
Manufacturer: GWA
Last service date: Unknown
Model: GWA-140N-1
Source for last service date: None
Condition of burners: Appeared serviceable
Condition of venting system: Appeared serviceable
Condition of combustion air supply: Appeared serviceable
Condition of distribution system: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Condition of controls: Appeared serviceable
45) The convecting fins on one or more convectors were damaged, dirty, and rusty and/or corroded. A qualified person should repair, clean or replace covers and fins as necessary.
Photo
Photo 45-1 
Photo
Photo 45-2 
Photo
Photo 45-3 
Photo
Photo 45-4 
Photo
Photo 45-5 
Photo
Photo 45-6 
Photo
Photo 45-7 
46) The last service date of this system appeared to be more than one year ago, or the inspector was unable to determine the last service date. The client should ask the property owner when it was last serviced. If unable to determine the last service date, or if this system was serviced more than one year ago, a qualified contractor should service this system and make repairs if necessary. This servicing should be performed annually in the future.
Photo
Photo 46-1 
Photo
Photo 46-2 
Cooling / Heat Pump
Table of contents
Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: humidifiers, dehumidifiers, electronic air filters; thermostat or temperature control accuracy and timed functions; cooling 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 cooling system components, does not determine if cooling systems are appropriately sized, and does not test coolant pressure. Condensation pans and drain lines may clog or leak at any time and should be monitored while in operation in the future.
Condition of cooling system and/or heat pump: NONE
Fireplaces / Stoves / Chimneys
Table of contents
Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: coal stoves, gas logs, chimney flues (except where visible). Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not determine the adequacy of drafting or sizing in fireplace and stove flues, nor determine if prefabricated or zero clearance fireplaces are installed in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications. The inspector does not perform any evaluations that require a pilot light to be lit.
Condition of chimneys: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Chimney type: Masonry
47) The rain cap for the chimney flue at location #at the roof was missing. They prevent the following:
  • Rainwater entering flues and mixing with combustion deposits, creating caustic chemicals which can corrode flues
  • Rainwater entering flues and causing damage to masonry from freeze-thaw cycles

A qualified person should install or replace rain caps, or make repairs where necessary.
Photo
Photo 47-1 
Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: free-standing or portable appliances such as dishwashers, trash compactors, refrigerators, freezers, ice makers; specialty appliances such as hot water dispensers, water filters and trash compactors; appliance timers, clocks, cook functions, self and/or continuous cleaning operations, thermostat or temperature control accuracy, and lights. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not provide an estimate of the remaining life of appliances, and does not determine the adequacy of operation of appliances such as dishwashers, garbage disposals, trash compactors, ovens, broilers, etc.
Condition of counters: Appeared serviceable
Condition of cabinets: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Condition of sinks and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
Condition of dishwasher: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Condition of range, cooktop: Old & Not in operation, Gas was disconnected. Not tested.
Range, cooktop type: Natural gas
Condition of refrigerator: Appeared serviceable.
Condition of built: None
48) The dishwasher was inoperable. A qualified person should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.
Photo
Photo 48-1 
49) The cooktop exhaust fan was inoperable. A qualified person should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.
Photo
Photo 49-1 
50) No exhaust hood or fan was installed over the cook top. Ventilation and/or lighting may be inadequate and moisture may accumulate indoors. Recommend having a qualified contractor install a vented and lighted range hood, with the exhaust fan configured so as to vent outdoors.
Photo
Photo 50-1 
51) The estimated useful life for most kitchen appliances is 10 to 15 years. One or more appliances (dishwasher, refrigerator, range, cooktop and/or range hood) appeared to be near, at or beyond their service life. Recommend budgeting for replacements in the near future.
Photo
Photo 51-1 
Photo
Photo 51-2 
52) Some cabinet surfaces, drawers and/or doors showed moderate wear and/or deterioration.
Photo
Photo 52-1 
Photo
Photo 52-2 
Bathrooms / Laundry / Sinks
Table of contents
Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: overflow drains for tubs and sinks; bidets, heated towel racks, saunas, steam generators, clothes washers, clothes dryers. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not determine the adequacy of washing machine drain lines, washing machine catch pan drain lines, or clothes dryer exhaust ducts. The inspector does not operate water supply or shut-off valves for sinks, toilets, bidets, clothes washers, etc. due to the possibility of valves leaking or breaking when operated. The inspector does not determine if shower pans or tub and shower enclosures are water tight, or determine the completeness or operability of any gas piping to laundry appliances.
Location #A: Basement
Location #B: level 1
Location #C: level 2
Condition of counters: Appeared serviceable
Condition of cabinets: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Condition of sinks and related plumbing: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
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: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Condition of ventilation systems: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Condition of laundry facilities: None Installed
Gas supply for laundry equipment present: Yes
240 volt receptacle for laundry equipment present: No
53) Conducive conditionsMinor deterioration or damage was found in the tiled shower enclosure, including tile. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary. Note that damage to the wall or other structures behind this tile may be found upon further evaluation, and additional repairs may be needed.
Photo
Photo 53-1 
54) The following conditions were found at the shower enclosure or door at location #A and B: loose or missing components and/or damage. A qualified person should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.
Photo
Photo 54-1 
Photo
Photo 54-2 
Photo
Photo 54-3 
55) Conducive conditionsThe bathroom with a shower at location #A and C didn't have an exhaust fan installed. Moisture accumulation will occur and may damage the structure. Even if the bathroom has a window that opens, it likely does not provide adequate ventilation, especially during cold weather when the window is closed. A qualified contractor should install exhaust fans as per standard building practices where missing in bathrooms with showers.
Photo
Photo 55-1 
Photo
Photo 55-2 
56) One or more bathtub faucet and water stop/release handles at location #B were missing and/or loose. A qualified person should repair or replace as necessary.
Photo
Photo 56-1 
57) The sink at location #B is loose, or not securely attached to the wall behind it. A qualified person should repair as necessary.
Photo
Photo 57-1 
58) Conducive conditionsThe caulk between the tub and the floor and/or walls at location #B and C was . A qualified person should repair as necessary.
Photo
Photo 58-1 
Photo
Photo 58-2 
Photo
Photo 58-3 
Photo
Photo 58-4 
Photo
Photo 58-5 
59) Conducive conditionsCaulk around the shower's plumbing fixtures (faucets, spouts, escutcheon plates, etc.) at location #A was missing and/or deteriorated. A qualified person should repair as necessary.
Photo
Photo 59-1 
Photo
Photo 59-2 
60) The exhaust fan and/or fan cover at location #B needed cleaning.
Photo
Photo 60-1 
61) Cabinet surfaces, drawers and/or doors showed moderate wear and/or damage at location #A and C.
Photo
Photo 61-1 
Photo
Photo 61-2 
Interior Rooms / Areas
Table of contents
Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: security, intercom and sound systems; communications wiring; central vacuum systems; elevators and stair lifts; sources of obnoxious odors; cosmetic deficiencies due to normal wear and tear in wall, floor and ceiling surfaces and coverings, or in equipment; deficiencies relating to interior decorating; low voltage and gas lighting systems. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not evaluate any areas or items which require moving stored items, furnishings, debris, equipment, floor coverings, insulation or similar materials. The inspector does not test for asbestos, lead, radon, mold, hazardous waste, urea formaldehyde urethane, or any other toxic substance. Some items such as window operability are tested on a sampled basis. The client should be aware that paint may obscure wall and ceiling defects, floor coverings may obscure floor defects, and furnishings may obscure wall, floor and floor covering defects. If furnishings were present during the inspection, recommend a full evaluation of walls, floors and ceilings that were previously obscured when possible. Determining the cause of odors is not within the scope of this inspection.
Exterior door material: Wood, Metal
Condition of exterior entry doors: Appeared serviceable
Condition of interior doors: Appeared serviceable
Type of windows: Vinyl, Single hung
Condition of windows: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Wall type or covering: Drywall or plaster
Condition of walls: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Ceiling type or covering: Drywall or plaster
Condition of ceilings: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Flooring type or covering: Carpet, Vinyl, Wood
62) Minor cracks , stains and what appeared to be mold and/or holes were found in ceilings in one or more areas. The cracks and holes do not appear to be a structural concern, the client may wish to repair these for aesthetic reasons, but the stains or mold was a health concern, a qualified person should evaluate , repair or replace as necessary.
Photo
Photo 62-1 
Photo
Photo 62-2 
Photo
Photo 62-3 
Photo
Photo 62-4 
63) One or more guardrails were wobbly. This is a safety hazard. Standard building practices require that they:
  • Be installed where walking surfaces are more than 30 inches above the surrounding grade
  • Be securely and permanently attached
  • Be at least 36 inches in height
  • Not be climbable by children
  • Not have gaps or voids that allow passage of a sphere equal to or greater than four inches in diameter

A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair, replace or install guardrails as necessary, and as per standard building practices.
Photo
Photo 63-1 
Photo
Photo 63-2 
Photo
Photo 63-3 
64) Handrails at one or more flights of stairs were missing. This is a safety hazard. Standard building practices require that handrails be:
  • Installed at stairs with three or more risers
  • Sized and shaped so your hand can encircle them
  • Permanently and securely attached, and able to withstand a 200 pound force in any direction at any point
  • Continuous and extend for the entire flight of the stairs
  • Located between 30 and 38 inches above the leading edge of the stair treads

A qualified person should repair, replace or install as necessary and as per standard building practices.
Photo
Photo 64-1 
65) Screens in some windows were damaged and/or deteriorated. A qualified person should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.
Photo
Photo 65-1 
Photo
Photo 65-2 
Photo
Photo 65-3 
66) Floors in one or more areas were not level. Significant repairs may be needed to make floors level, such as repairs to the foundation. A qualified contractor should evaluate and make repairs as necessary.
Photo
Photo 66-1 
67) Glass in some windows was cracked or broken. A qualified contractor should replace glass where necessary.
Photo
Photo 67-1 
Photo
Photo 67-2 
Photo
Photo 67-3 
68) Significant damage (holes, etc.) were found in one or more wall sections. A qualified person should repair as necessary.
Photo
Photo 68-1 
Photo
Photo 68-2 
Photo
Photo 68-3 
Photo
Photo 68-4 
Photo
Photo 68-5 
Photo
Photo 68-6 
Photo
Photo 68-7 
Photo
Photo 68-8 
Photo
Photo 68-9 
Photo
Photo 68-10 
69) Some sections of vinyl flooring had significant deterioration or damage. For example, tears, loose edges or tiles and/or missing sections or tiles. A qualified person should replace or repair flooring as necessary.
Photo
Photo 69-1 
Photo
Photo 69-2 
70) Wood flooring in many areas was significantly worn, deteriorated or damaged. A qualified contractor should refinish wood flooring as necessary.
Photo
Photo 70-1 
Photo
Photo 70-2 
Photo
Photo 70-3 
Photo
Photo 70-4 
Photo
Photo 70-5 
71) Carpeting in many areas was stained and/or deteriorated. A qualified contractor should replace as necessary
Photo
Photo 71-1 
Photo
Photo 71-2 
Photo
Photo 71-3 
Photo
Photo 71-4 
72) Some sections of flooring had deterioration or damage. For example, loose tile, grout and/or caulk. A qualified person should repair as necessary.
Photo
Photo 72-1 
73) Patches or evidence of prior sub-standard repairs were found in one or more ceiling sections. Recommend asking the property owner about the repairs (why necessary, prior leaks, etc.).
Photo
Photo 73-1 
74) 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. Recommend asking the property owner about this, and monitoring the stained area(s) in the future, especially after heavy or prolonged rain. If elevated moisture is found in the future, a qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary.
Photo
Photo 74-1 
75) Some exterior doors didn't have a screen door.
Photo
Photo 75-1 
Photo
Photo 75-2 
76) Screens in some windows were missing and/or not installed.
Photo
Photo 76-1 
Photo
Photo 76-2 
Photo
Photo 76-3 


End of Report. Any enquiry or explanation needed please contact me.