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Poses a safety hazard
Recommend repairing or replacing
Recommend repair and/or maintenance
Recommend ongoing maintenance
Recommend evaluation by a specialist
Recommend monitoring in the future
Item or component is in serviceable condition
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1) Guardrails at one or more locations with drop-offs higher than 30 inches were wobbly and/or missing components, and pose a fall hazard. Recommend that a qualified person repair guardrails as necessary.
Exterior and Foundation
4) Some sections of siding and/or trim were deteriorated. Recommend that a qualified person repair, replace or install siding or trim as necessary.
5) No anchors or tie-downs were visible in the crawl space below this manufactured home. Such devices normally hold the home down during seismic events, flooding or high winds. Consulting with a qualified contractor to determine options and costs for installing tie-downs per standard building practices. For more information, visit: https://www.reporthost.com/?MFGTIEDN
10) Substandard wiring was found at the interior rooms. For example, missing or broken cover plates. This is a safety hazard. Recommend that a qualified electrician evaluate and repair as necessary and per standard building practices.
11) One or more electric receptacles at the kitchen had no visible ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection, or the inspector was unable to determine if GFCI protection was present. If not GFCI-protected, receptacles in wet areas pose a shock hazard. Recommend that a qualified electrician evaluate and install GFCI protection if necessary and per standard building practices. General guidelines for GFCI-protected receptacles include the following locations:
Outdoors (since 1973)
Bathrooms (since 1975)
Garages (since 1978)
Kitchens (since 1987)
Crawl spaces and unfinished basements (since 1990)
12) Recommend installing blank cover plate over exposed wiring.
13) 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.
Plumbing / Fuel Systems
16) One or more hose bibs leaked when tested. When hose bibs leak while turned off, it's often caused by a worn valve seat or a loose bonnet. When hose bibs leak while turned on, it may be due to worn "packing" around the stem or a defective backflow prevention device. Recommend that a qualified plumber repair as necessary.
17) If this property was unoccupied and the plumbing system has not been in continuous operation recently. It's possible for plumbing leaks to exist but not be apparent. Leaks can be small and take time to become visible. The inspector normally operates all accessible and operable plumbing fixtures, but this limited inspection may not reveal small leaks that only become visible after constant use of the plumbing system. After taking occupancy, monitor the plumbing system for leaks that may become apparent. Areas below the house should be evaluated after plumbing has been operated to check for leaks. Any problems that are found should be repaired by a qualified plumber.
19) The water heater's earthquake straps or struts were substandard. For example, they may allow significant movement or use substandard fasteners. This is a potential safety hazard in the event of an earthquake due to the risk of the water heater tipping over, gas lines breaking if it's gas-fired, or electric wiring being damaged if powered by electricity. Leaks can also occur in water-supply pipes. Recommend that a qualified person repair or replace existing earthquake reinforcement per standard building practices.
The proper way to install the straps is to use two straps. One at the top 1/3 of the tank, and one at the bottom 1/3 of the tank. A general rule of thumps is to install the straps 9 inches from the top of the tank, and 4 inches above the controls at the bottom of the tank. The straps should be secured to a stud in the wall Water heater strap kit with a 3 inch lag bolt. Do not use plastic anchors in the drywall. The straps should be looped around the tank. And finally, if the water heater stands more than three inches away from a wall at the back, a supporting brace or block should be used.
20) Improper installation of vent pipe. recommend that a qualified plumber install per standard building code.
21) Significant corrosion or rust was found at the shut-off valve. 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.
22) Water heater leans towards the back wall. This could be an indication that there was a prior leak in the past. This could have weakened the water heater support platform. Recommend that a qualified person properly secure and level the water heater and platform.
Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition (HVAC)
24) Recommend replacing or washing 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 washing them as necessary. How frequently they need replacing or washing 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).
27) The under-sink food disposal was significantly corroded. Recommend that a qualified contractor repair or replace as necessary.
28) At the time of the inspection, the kitchen appeared to be functional but exhibited some normal cosmetic wear and tear commensurate with the age of the home. Buyer may wish to repair for cosmetic purposes.
29) Dishwasher was missing.
Bathrooms, Laundry and Sinks
31) The toilet at location(s) #B didn't flush or had a weak flush. Recommend that a qualified plumber evaluate and repair or replace the toilet as necessary.
32) The toilet at location(s) #A was loose where it attached to the floor. Leaks can occur. Flooring, the sub-floor or areas below may get damaged. Sewer gases can enter living spaces. Recommend that a qualified contractor remove the toilet(s) for further evaluation and repair if necessary. A new wax ring should be installed and toilet(s) should be securely anchored to the floor to prevent movement and leaking.
33) The bathroom with a shower or bathtub at location(s) #A and B didn't have an exhaust fan installed. Moisture can accumulate and result in mold, bacteria or fungal growth. Even if the bathroom has a window that opens, it may not provide adequate ventilation, especially during cold weather when windows are closed or when wind blows air into the bathroom. Recommend that a qualified contractor install exhaust fans per standard building practices where missing in bathrooms with showers or bathtubs.
34) One or more tub or sink drain stopper mechanism at one or more location(s) # was . Recommend that a qualified person repair or replace as necessary.
35) The bathroom/s were inspected and appeared to be serviceable. The inspector has noted some wear tear. The buyer may wish to have a qualified person repair or replace any items noted for cosmetic purposes. Please see photos below.
Interior, Doors and Windows
37) One or more windows that were designed to open and close were did not open and close smoothly. Recommend cleaning and lubricating all tracks and glides.y.
38) One or more sliding closet doors were stuck or difficult to slide. Recommend that a qualified person adjust or repair as necessary.