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pacu1996@yahoo.com
(914) 497-4193 · (610) 551-1350
Inspector: Neil Napolitano
NYS ID # 16000033621
PA ID# 1000240322
NYSDEC # T3866512
NACHI ID# 07112202
NRPP-107052RT
PAC-052119
CMI-62520

Summary

Client(s):  Jane & John Doe
Property address:  123 Diligence Drive
Urtown, USA 12345
Inspection date:  Tuesday, September 24, 2019

This report published on Monday, May 4, 2020 5:07:05 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.
Home Inspectors may only report on readily accessible and observed conditions. This report only represents conditions that were witnessed on the date of the inspection.



Roof
2) Repair/Replace, Evaluate, Conducive conditions - One or more roofing tiles are chipped and/or cracked. A qualified roofing contractor should evaluate and replace tiles as necessary.

Pictures are only representative, Others observed.
3) Repair/Replace, Evaluate, Conducive conditions - One or more roofing tiles are missing, and should be replaced by a qualified roofing contractor.

Pictures are only representative, Others may be missing.
4) Repair/Replace, Evaluate - The cupola on the garage roof was significantly deteriorated. Recommend having a qualified contractor evaluate and make repairs as necessary.

Exterior
9) Repair/Replace, Evaluate, Monitor - Flashing's were not found above one or more windows. Water may collect and deteriorate these area's. At minimum these area's should be monitored and paint should be maintained to protect the wood.

Right rear upper
10) Repair/Replace, Evaluate - Cracks, deterioration, leaning and/or bowing were found in one or more retaining walls. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace wall(s) as necessary.

Rear of property

Electric service
19) Safety, Repair/Replace, Evaluate - One or more wires in the main service panel appear to be undersized for their overcurrent protection devices (circuit breakers or fuses). This is a safety hazard due to the risk of fire. A qualified electrician should evaluate and repair as necessary.

20 Amp breaker w/14 gauge wire
20) Safety, Repair/Replace - One or more junction box covers are missing or not installed. Exposed, energized wiring exists as a result and is a safety hazard due to the risk of shock. The covers should be reinstalled or replaced, and by a qualified electrician if necessary.
21) Safety, Repair/Replace - One or more bushings are missing from where wires enter holes in a junction box. This is a safety hazard since the wiring insulation can be cut or abraded on the metal edge of the hole(s). A qualified electrician should install bushings where missing.

Junction box above service panel

Garage
29) Safety, Repair/Replace, Evaluate - One or more wall and/or ceiling surfaces between the attached garage and interior living spaces have gaps, holes, or missing or inadequate surface materials. These surfaces are intended to prevent vehicle fumes from entering living spaces, and to slow the spread of fire from the garage to living spaces. A qualified contractor should evaluate and make repairs as necessary so the attached garage wall and ceiling surfaces that adjoin living spaces are tightly sealed and fire rated as per standard building practices. Typically these surfaces require a one-hour fire rating.
30) Safety, Repair/Replace, Evaluate - One or more garage electric receptacles appear to have no ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of shock. A qualified electrician should evaluate to determine if GFCI protection exists, and if not, repairs should be made so that all garage receptacles, except for one for use with a refrigerator or freezer, have GFCI protection. For example, install GFCI receptacles or circuit breaker(s) as needed.

Since 1978, Recommended update.

Heating and cooling
39) Major Defect, Comment - The estimated useful life for most forced air furnaces is around 20 years. This furnace appears to be approaching this age. Recommend budgeting for a replacement in the near future.

American Standard
#AUD140C960KO
Gas fired-140,000BTU
Forced air furnace
MFG Date: 2002
40) Major Defect, Comment - The estimated useful life for air conditioning compressors is around 15 years. This unit appears to have exceeded this age and may need replacing at any time. Recommend budgeting for a replacement in the near future.

American Standard
#2A7A2060A1000AA
5 Ton-HCFC 22 refrigerant
MFG Date: 07/2002
41) Major Defect, Comment - The estimated useful life for most evaporator coils is 20 years. This unit appears to be approaching this age and may need replacing at any time. Recommend budgeting for a replacement in the near future.

Note: No data plate, Est age 2002
42) Major Defect, Comment - The air conditioning system for this home uses R-22 refrigerant which is obsolete. A complete system replacement will likely be required when the repair would require adding refrigerant to the system.

Plumbing and laundry
47) Safety, Repair/Replace, Evaluate - One or more waste pipe cleanouts are poorly sealed where the cap is installed. This is a safety hazard because sewer gases may vent into the structure. A qualified plumber should evaluate and make repairs as necessary.
50) Repair/Replace, Evaluate - One or more main waste pipe cleanouts show signs of past repairs, clogging or back ups. The client(s) should be aware that they are responsible for repairs to the side sewer line, and usually for the publicly owned lateral line. The client(s) should consult with the property owner(s) regarding past repairs, and/or have a qualified plumber evaluate and repair as necessary. A video scope device may be used to inspect these lines and to determine if they have been damaged. Repairs are often expensive due to the need for excavation.

Newer cap installed, Debris accumulation in trap, Water level rose to the top of the trap when toilet flushed.

Attic
59) Repair/Replace, Conducive conditions - One or more exhaust fans terminate in the attic. This is a conducive condition for wood destroying organisms due to increased moisture levels in the attic from the exhaust air. A qualified contractor should install ducts and vent caps as necessary and as per standard building practices so exhaust air is vented outside.

Bathrooms
62) Repair/Replace, Evaluate, Conducive conditions - One or more toilets are loose. A qualified contractor should securely anchor the toilet to the floor to prevent movement and leaking.

1st floor

Interior rooms
72) Safety, Repair/Replace - An insufficient number of smoke alarms are installed. Additional smoke alarms should be installed as necessary so a functioning one exists in each hallway leading to bedrooms, and in each bedroom.

Bedrooms