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Advantage Property Inspection

http://www.reporthost.com/advantagepropertyinspection
Advantagepropertyinspection@gmail.com
(615) 586-7698
Inspector: Matt Baumgardner

Summary

Client(s):  John and Jane Doe
Property address:  123 Anywhere St
Middle TN 12345
Inspection date:  Friday, January 1, 2016

This report published on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 7:52:03 PM CDT

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Concerns are shown and sorted according to these types:
Concern typeSafetyPoses a safety hazard
Concern typeMajor DefectCorrection likely involves a significant expense
Concern typeRepair/ReplaceRecommend repairing or replacing
Concern typeRepair/MaintainRecommend repair and/or maintenance
Concern typeMinor DefectCorrection likely involves only a minor expense
Concern typeMaintainRecommend ongoing maintenance
Concern typeCommentFor your information
Concern typePhoto OnlyPhoto only of an area or component


Exterior and Foundation
2) One or more shutters were loose and/or substandard. These are cosmetic only. Recommend that a qualified person repair, replace or install shutters and hardware as necessary.
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Photo 2-1 Located to left of front door
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3) Caulk was missing and/or substandard in some areas. For example, at wall penetrations. Recommend that a qualified person renew or install caulk as necessary. Where gaps are wider than 1/4 inch, an appropriate material other than caulk should be used. For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?CAULK
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Crawl Space
5) Under-floor insulation was damaged or falling in one or more areas, and may result in reduced energy efficiency. Insulation bats should be secured against the subfloor with the facing (paper) against the warm side of the home. (Towards the interior) Recommend that a qualified person repair or replace insulation as necessary.
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Roof
7) One or more gutters had a substandard slope so that significant amounts of water accumulate in them rather than draining through the downspouts. This can cause gutters to overflow, especially when debris such as leaves or needles has accumulated in them. Rainwater can come in contact with the building exterior or accumulate around the foundation as a result. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary. For example, by correcting the slope in gutters or installing additional downspouts and extensions.
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Photo 7-1 Located at back patio
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Photo 7-2 Located at back patio
8) Significant amounts of debris have accumulated in one or more gutters or downspouts. Gutters can overflow and cause water to come in contact with the building exterior, or water can accumulate around the foundation. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend cleaning gutters and downspouts now and as necessary in the future.
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9) Significant amounts of debris such as leaves, needles, seeds, etc. have accumulated on the roof surface. Water may not flow easily off the roof, and can enter gaps in the roof surface. Leaks can occur as a result. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend cleaning debris from the roof surface now and as necessary in the future.
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Photo 9-1 Located at flat roof over front porch
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Attic and Roof Structure
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Garage or Carport
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Electric
13) One or more electric receptacles (outlets) had reverse-polarity wiring, where the hot and neutral wires were reversed. This is a shock hazard. Recommend that a qualified electrician repair as necessary. For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?RPR
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Photo 13-1 Exterior receptacle located at front porch
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14) One or more globes or covers for light fixtures were missing or damaged. Recommend replacing as necessary to avoid exposed bulbs. With closet lighting or where flammable stored objects are near light fixtures, missing or broken covers can be a fire hazard.
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Photo 14-1 Located in upstairs bedroom closet
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Photo 16-1 Electrical grounding
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Photo 16-2 Main electrical disconnect
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Photo 16-4 Service entrance conductors
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Photo 16-7 Grounding

Plumbing / Fuel Systems
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Photo 17-1 Main water shut off (BLUE)
Pressure regulator (GREEN)
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Photo 17-2 Main gas shut off
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Photo 17-3 Sewer cleanout located in front yard (right)

Water Heater
18) The draft hood and/or flue for the water heater flue was loose. This is a potential safety hazard due to the risk of exhaust gases entering living spaces. A qualified person should permanently secure the draft hood with appropriate fasteners per standard building practices.
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19) The estimated useful life for most water heaters is 8-12 years. This water heater appeared to be near and/or 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.
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Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition (HVAC)
21) The estimated useful life for most heat pumps and air conditioning condensing units is 10-15 years. This unit appeared to be near and/or at this age and/or its useful lifespan and may need replacing or significant repairs at any time. Recommend budgeting for a replacement in the near future.
22) The condensate removal drain lines were too short and/or missing. This appears to be causing rust to develop on the furnace cabinet. Recommend that the drain lines be extended and a drain trap be installed per standard building practices.
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Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition (HVAC) 2
24) The estimated useful life for most heat pumps and air conditioning condensing units is 10-15 years. This unit appeared to be near and/or at this age and/or its useful lifespan and may need replacing or significant repairs at any time. Recommend budgeting for a replacement in the near future.
25) The return filter was damaged. Filters can be sucked into the air handler and cause damage to the unit. As a courtesy the damaged filter was removed by the inspector and the property owner was notified. Recommend installing appropriately sized filters.
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26) Insulation on the heat pump or air conditioning condensing unit's refrigerant lines was deteriorated or missing in some areas. This may result in reduced efficiency and increased energy costs. Recommend that a qualified person replace or install insulation as necessary.
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Photo 27-6 Gas shut off (YELLOW)
Electrical service disconnect (RED)
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Fireplaces, Stoves, Chimneys and Flues
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Bathrooms, Laundry and Sinks
29) The toilet handle in the toilet at location(s) #C did not operate properly or was inoperable and causing the toilet to run continuously. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary such as installing a new handle.
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Photo 29-1 Located at first floor half bath
30) The bathtub drain stopper mechanism at location(s) #A was incomplete or missing components. Recommend that a qualified person repair or replace as necessary.
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Photo 30-1 Located at master bathroom tub
31) The shower head at location(s) #A was dripping when the shower was turned off. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary.
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32) One or more bathtub faucet handles at location(s) # A were loose and/or substandard. Recommend that a qualified person repair or replace handles as necessary.
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Photo 32-1 Cold side only located at master bathroom
33) Caulk was substandard at the bathtub spout, or there was a gap behind it, at location(s) #B. Water may enter the wall structure behind the bathtub. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary to eliminate the gap. For example, by installing or replacing caulk if the gap is small enough. For larger gaps, a shorter spout nipple or an escutcheon plate can be installed.
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Photo 33-1 Upstairs full bathroom # B

Interior, Doors and Windows
34) Fungal rot was found at one or more exterior door jambs. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary. All rotten wood should be replaced.
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Photo 34-1 Rear garage pedestrian door and front porch door (no photo)
35) One or more interior doors wouldn't latch or were difficult to latch. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary. For example, by adjusting latch plates or locksets.
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Photo 35-1 Located at front right upstairs bedroom
36) Minor cracks, nail pops and/or blemishes were found in walls and/or ceilings in one or more areas. Cracks and nail pops are common, are often caused by lumber shrinkage or minor settlement, and can be more or less noticeable depending on changes in humidity. They did not appear to be a structural concern, but the client may wish to repair these for aesthetic reasons. For recurring cracks, consider using an elastic crack covering product:
http://www.reporthost.com/?ECC
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Photo 36-1 Located at master bedroom
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Photo 36-2 Seam above master bathroom tub
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Photo 36-3 Located at master bedroom front wall