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Castle Home Inspections LLC

Mailing Address: 8545 W Warm Springs Rd. A-4 #327 
Las Vegas NV 89113 
(702) 771-6555
Inspector: Curtis Trujillo

Property Inspection Report

Client(s):  Arthur and Guinevere Briton
Property address:  1234 Roundtable St.
Camelot, NV 89000
Inspection date:  Thursday, September 22, 2016

This report published on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 11:01:55 AM PST

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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:
Concern typeSafetyPoses a safety hazard
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 typeEvaluateRecommend evaluation by a specialist
Concern typeCommentFor your information

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Table of Contents

General information
Exterior
Roof
Garage
Electric service
Water heater
Heating and cooling
Plumbing and laundry
Kitchen
Interior rooms
Bathrooms
Fireplaces, woodstoves and chimneys
Attic

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General information
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Report number: CT092218B
Structures inspected: House & garage
Type of Inspection: Full Home Inspection
Type of building: Single family
Age of building: 2001
Time started: 8:00 a.m.
Time finished: 10:00 a.m.
Inspection Fee: $300.00
Payment method: Credit Card
Present during inspection: Client, Realtor
Occupied: Yes
Weather conditions: Clear
Temperature: Warm, 78 degrees F
Ground condition: Dry
Front of structure faces: West
Main entrance faces: West
Foundation type: Slab on grade
The following items are excluded from this inspection: Security system, Shed
1) A leak was found in a gas supply line. This is a safety hazard. A qualified contractor and/or the gas utility company should evaluate and make repairs as soon as possible.
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Photo 1-1 Gas leak at water heater gas line
2) This property has fuel burning appliances, and no properly installed carbon monoxide alarms are visible. Carbon monoxide is a heavy gas and detectors should be mounted near floor level on each level of the home. This is a safety hazard. Although carbon monoxide alarms may not have been a requirement when this home was constructed, recommend installing one or more carbon monoxide alarms as necessary and as per the manufacturer's instructions. For more information, visit http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PREREL/prhtml05/05017.html
NAC 645D.580 Land grade and water drainage: Inspected
NAC 645D.580 Retaining walls: Inspected
NAC 645D.580 Driveways and walkways: Inspected
NAC 645D.580 Porches and patios: Inspected
NAC 645D. 550 Exterior wall components: Inspected
NAC 645D.550 Molding and trim: Inspected
NAC 645D.550 Windows and doors: Inspected
NAC 645D.550 Fireplaces, flues and chimneys: Inspected
Irrigation system: The irrigation/sprinkler system was tested in manual override only. Timed functions were not tested. System appears to be functional based on manual operation of valves and general appearance of landscape plants. Not all emitters were visible. Leak noted at valve.
Foundation material: Poured in place concrete
Apparent wall structure: Wood frame
Wall covering: Stucco
Driveway material: Poured in place concrete
Sidewalk and/or patios material: Poured in place concrete
Exterior door material: Solid core steel, Sliding glass
3) Outside faucets leak from the valve stem when turned on. Evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.
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Photo 3-1 Exterior hose bibbs
4) A fence gate is difficult to latch. Repairs should be made as necessary, so gates operate easily.
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Photo 4-1 Gate at south side of home
5) One or more leaks or defects were noted in the irrigation system. Recommend further evaluation by a specialist and remediate as necessary.
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Photo 5-1 Leak at irrigation valve; south side of home
NAC 645D.560 Roof covering: Inspected
NAC 645D.560 Flashings: Inspected
NAC 645D.560 Roof Ventilation: Inspected
NAC 645D.560 Soffit and fascia: Inspected
NAC 645D.560 Skylights, accessories and penetrations: Inspected
Roof inspection method: Viewed from eaves on ladder (lower roof sections), Viewed from drone (upper roof sections)
Roof type: Gable
Roof covering: Concrete tile
Estimated age of roof: 17 yrs
Gutter & downspout material: Aluminum
Roof ventilation: Adequate
6) A drone was used for the inspection of the roof; close-up photos were taken of all the roof sections. No defects were found with the roofing components.
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Photo 6-1 Aerial photos from drone revealed no defects with the roofing components
7) The garage vehicle door opener is not functioning as intended. The control button must be held continuously until the door closes completely. Recommend further evaluation by a specialist and repair or replace component(s) as necessary.
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Photo 7-1 Garage
8)  The vehicle door opener and all related safety items such as photo eyes and mechanical auto reverse were operational at time of inspection.
9)  The interior perimeter of the garage in some areas is excluded from this inspection due to lack of access from stored items.
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Photo 9-1 Garage
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Photo 9-2 Garage
Electric service
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NAC 645D.520 Switches, receptacles and fixtures: Inspected
NAC 645D.520 Main panel and sub panels: Inspected
NAC 645D.520 Wiring and junction boxes: Inspected
Primary service type: Underground
Primary service overload protection type: Circuit breakers
Service amperage (amps): 200
Service voltage (volts): 120/240
Location of main service switch: Exterior; north side of home
Location of sub panels: Garage north wall
Location of main disconnect: Breaker at bottom of main service panel
Service entrance conductor material: Aluminum
System ground: Rebar
Main disconnect rating (amps): 200
Branch circuit wiring type: Non-metallic sheathed, Copper, Aluminum multi-strand
Solid strand aluminum branch circuit wiring present: Can't verify
Smoke detectors present: Yes
10) A ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) electric receptacle did not trip when tested. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of shock. A qualified electrician should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.
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Photo 10-1 Kitchen
11) An electric receptacle that serves the exterior appears 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 receptacles that serve the exterior, garage and countertop surfaces within six feet of sinks have GFCI protection. For example, install GFCI receptacles or circuit breaker(s) as needed. Note: GFCI receptacles were not introduced until 1971. They began to be required in bathrooms in 1975 and in kitchens in 1987.
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Photo 11-1 Exterior receptacle at main entry
12) The legend for overcurrent protection devices (circuit breakers) in the subservice panel is unreadable or incomplete.
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Photo 12-1 Electrical panel in garage
13) One or more light fixtures appear to be inoperable. Recommend further evaluation by replacing bulb(s) and/or consulting with the property owner(s). The light(s) may have sensors that allow the light to operate when darkness or movement is present. Repairs or replacement of the light fixture(s) by a qualified electrician may be necessary.
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Photo 13-1 West side of garage
Water heater
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Estimated age: 7 yrs
Type: Tank
Energy source: Natural gas
Water heater operational at time of inspection: Yes
Capacity (in gallons): 40
Manufacturer: Bradford White
Water temperature (degrees Fahrenheit): 118
14) The water heater's seismic straps are substandard. The fasteners are loose because they are not attached to a wall stud. This is a potential safety hazard since movement can cause leaks in the gas supply lines or damage wiring. Leaks may also occur in water supply pipes. Evaluate and either repair existing straps or install new straps as necessary and as per standard building practices.
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Photo 14-1 Water heater in garage
15)  A circulating pump is installed for the hot water supply. It is intended to make hot water immediately available when faucets are turned on. Timers are typically integrated with these pumps, and should be configured so water circulates only at desired times for better energy efficiency. The client(s) should familiarize themselves with the timer's operation and configure it as needed.
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Photo 15-1 
Heating and cooling
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NAC 264D.530 Heating and distribution system: Inspected
NAC 645D.530 Heating operating controls: Inspected
NAC 645D.530 Auxiliary heating units: Not present
NAC 264D. 540 Cooling and distribution system: Inspected
NAC 645D.540 Cooling operating controls: Inspected
Estimated age: Air handler in attic: 17 yrs; Condenser: 5 yrs
Heating unit(s) operational at time of inspection: Yes
Air conditioner(s) operational at time of inspection: Yes
Number of heating units/systems: 1
Number of cooling units/systems: 1
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).
Primary heating system energy source: Natural gas
Primary heat system type: Forced air, Horizontal draft, Medium efficiency
Primary A/C energy source: Electric
Primary Air conditioning type: Split system
Distribution system: Sheet metal ducts, Flexible ducts
Manufacturer: Trane
Filter location: Return air duct in ceiling
16) The last service date of this system appears to be more than two years ago, or the inspector was unable to determine the last service date. The client(s) should ask the property owner(s) when it was last serviced. If unable to determine the last service date, or if this system was serviced more than two years ago, a qualified heating and cooling contractor should inspect, clean, service this system, and make repairs if necessary. This servicing should be performed every few years in the future, or as per the contractor's recommendations.
17) Air handler filter(s) should be checked monthly in the future and replaced or washed as necessary.
Plumbing and laundry
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NAC 645D.510 Hot and cold water systems: Inspected
NAC 645D.510 Waste and drain systems: Inspected
NAC 645D.510 Vent systems: Inspected
NAC 645D.510 Gas lines: Inspected
Location of main water shut-off valve: Garage north wall
Location of main water meter: Street
Location of main fuel shut-off: Exterior; north side of home
Water service: Public
Service pipe material: Copper
Supply pipe material: Copper, Polyethelene
Vent pipe material: Plastic
Drain pipe material: Plastic
Waste pipe material: Not visible
18)  The washing machine and clothes dryer were tested, without clothing in them, and were operational.
NAC645D.490 Dishwasher: Inspected
NAC645D.490 Refrigerator: Inspected
NAC 645D.490 Ventilation and range hood: Inspected
NAC 645D.490 Microwave oven: Inspected
NAC 645D.490 Range, cook top and oven: Inspected
NAC 645D.490 Garbage disposal: Inspected
NAC 645D. 490 Trash Compactor: Not present
19) The dishwasher's upper rotor did not spin during the wash cycle. Recommend further evaluation by a qualified appliance technician and repair or replace component(s) as necessary.
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Photo 19-1 Kitchen
20) No water or ice was dispensed from the refrigerator door. Recommend further evaluation by a qualified appliance technician; repairs may be necessary for these features to work.
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Photo 20-1 Kitchen
21) The kitchen faucet is loose or not securely fastened. Recommend that a qualified contractor evaluate and tighten, repair or replace component(s) as necessary.
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Photo 21-1 Kitchen
22) The light in the range hood is inoperable. Recommend replacing light bulb(s) or having repairs made by a qualified contractor as necessary.
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Photo 22-1 Kitchen
Interior rooms
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NAC645D.480 Walls, ceilings and floors: Inspected
NAC645D.480 Steps, stairways, balconies and railings: Inspected
NAC 645D.480 Doors and Windows: Inspected
NAC645D.480 Counters and cabinets: Inspected
NAC 645D.570 Structural systems -foundation, floors, walls, columns, ceilings, and roof: Inspected
NAC 645D.500 Kitchen, bathroom and laundry venting: Inspected
23) One or more air supply registers has a weak air flow and may result in an inadequate air supply for heating/cooling. Recommend asking the property owner(s) about this. Adjustable damper(s) in ducts may exist and be reducing the flow. If dampers exist, then they should be opened to attempt to improve the air flow. If the property owner(s) are unaware of such dampers, or if adjusting dampers does not improve the air flow, then a qualified heating/cooling contractor should evaluate and repair or make modifications as necessary.
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Photo 23-1 Master bathroom
24) The doorbell appears to be inoperable. Recommend having a qualified electrician evaluate and repair or replace component(s) as necessary.
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Photo 24-1 Main entry
25) A ceiling fan wobbles excessively when operating. Evaluate and repair as necessary. For example, balancing the fan blades.
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Photo 25-1 Living room fan
26) The sash spring mechanism(s) in one or more windows are broken or loose. Evaluate and make repairs as necessary so the window(s) operate as intended (open easily, stay open without support, close easily, etc.).
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Photo 26-1 West-facing loft window
27) One or more deadbolt mechanisms are inoperable or difficult to operate. Evaluate and repair as necessary.
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Photo 27-1 Main entry
28) The lock mechanism on the sliding glass door is inoperable or difficult to operate. Evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.
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Photo 28-1 Sliding glass door
29) One or more doors will not latch when closed. Repairs should be made as necessary. For example, aligning strike plates with latch bolts and/or replacing locksets.
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Photo 29-1 Bedroom
30) Closet door(s) are off of their track at one or more closets. Make adjustments or repairs as necessary so doors open and close easily.
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Photo 30-1 Bedroom closet
Bathtub(s) and shower(s) operational at time of inspection: Yes
Sinks and faucets operational at time of inspection: Yes
Toilet(s) operational at time of inspection: Yes
Jetted tub operational at time of inspection: None
31) One or more exhaust fans is inoperable or provides inadequate air flow. Moisture may accumulate as a result. Evaluate and replace the fan or make repairs as necessary.
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Photo 31-1 Half bathroom
32) A bathroom faucet leaks or drips when turned off. A qualified plumber should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.
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Photo 32-1 Master bathroom
33) A bathroom faucet is reverse-plumbed, where hot water flows when the single handle faucet is set to the cold setting, and vice versa.
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Photo 33-1 Master bathroom
34) One or more toilets are loose. Although no moisture in the flooring around the toilet was detected, a qualified contractor should remove the toilet(s) for further evaluation and repairs if necessary. A new wax ring should be installed and toilet(s) should be securely anchored to the floor to prevent movement and leaking.
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Photo 34-1 Half bathroom
35) One or more toilets "run" after being flushed, where water leaks from the tank into the bowl. Significant amounts of water can be lost through such leaks. A qualified plumber should evaluate and repair or replace components as necessary.
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Photo 35-1 Master bathroom
36) A shower head leaks at its base when turned on. Evaluate and repair or replace the shower head as necessary.
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Photo 36-1 Master bathroom
37) One or more sink stopper mechanisms need adjustment or repair. Stopper mechanisms should be installed where missing and/or repairs should be made so stoppers open and close easily.
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Photo 37-1 Half bathroom
Fireplaces, woodstoves and chimneys
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Fireplace type: Metal prefabricated
Fireplace operational at time of inspection: Yes
Chimney type: Metal
NAC 645D.500 Insulation and Vapor Barriers: Inspected
NAC 645D.500 Ventilation of attic: Inspected
Inspection method: Partially traversed
Roof structure type: Trusses
Ceiling structure: Trusses
Insulation material: Fiberglass loose fill, Fiberglass roll or batt
Insulation depth: 8" to 10"
38) No insulation is installed over the attic access hatch. Recommend installing insulation above hatch for better energy efficiency.
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Photo 38-1 Attic access hatch
39)  Some attic areas were inaccessible due to lack of permanently installed walkways, the possibility of damage to loose fill insulation, and/or low height. These areas are excluded from this inspection.

1. INSPECTOR agrees to perform a visual, non-invasive inspection of the home/building and to provide CLIENT with a written inspection report identifying the defects that INSPECTOR both observed and deemed material. INSPECTOR may offer comments as a courtesy, but these comments will not comprise the bargained-for report. The report is only supplementary to the seller’s disclosure.
2. Unless otherwise inconsistent with this Agreement or not possible, INSPECTOR agrees to perform the inspection in accordance to the current Standards of Practice of the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors posted at http://www.nachi.org/sop.htm as well as the current Standards of Practice of the Nevada Administrative Code NAC 645D.450-580 https://www.leg.state.nv.us/NAC/NAC-645D.html#NAC645DSec450 CLIENT understands that these standards contain certain limitations, exceptions, and exclusions.
3. The inspection and report are performed and prepared for the use of CLIENT, who gives INSPECTOR permission to discuss observations with real estate agents, owners, repairpersons, and other interested parties. INSPECTOR accepts no responsibility for use or misinterpretation by third parties. INSPECTOR’S inspection of the property and the accompanying report are in no way intended to be a guarantee or warranty, express or implied, regarding the future use, operability, habitability or suitability of the home/building or its components. Any and all warranties, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are expressly excluded by this Agreement.
4. INSPECTOR assumes no liability for the cost of repair or replacement of unreported defects or deficiencies either current or arising in the future. CLIENT acknowledges that the liability of INSPECTOR, its agents, employees, for claims or damages, costs of defense or suit, attorney’s fees and expenses and payments arising out of or related to the INSPECTOR’S negligence or breach of any obligation under this Agreement, including errors and omissions in the inspection or the report, shall be limited to liquidated damages in an amount equal to the fee paid to the INSPECTOR, and this liability shall be exclusive. CLIENT waives any claim for consequential, exemplary, special or incidental damages or for the loss of the use of the home/building even if the CLIENT has been advised of the possibility of such damages. The parties acknowledge that the liquidated damages are not intended as a penalty but are intended (i) to reflect the fact that actual damages may be difficult and impractical to ascertain; (ii) to allocate risk among the INSPECTOR and CLIENT; and (iii) to enable the INSPECTOR to perform the inspection at the stated fee.
5. INSPECTOR does not perform engineering, architectural, plumbing, or any other job function requiring an occupational license in the jurisdiction where the inspection is taking place, unless the inspector holds a valid occupational license, in which case he/she may inform the CLIENT that he/she is so licensed, and is therefore qualified to go beyond this basic home inspection, and for additional fee, perform additional inspections beyond those within the scope of the basic home inspection. Any agreement for such additional inspections shall be in a separate writing or noted here:____________None___________________________________________________________________________________________________.
6. In the event of a claim against INSPECTOR, CLIENT agrees to supply INSPECTOR with the following: (1) Written notification of adverse conditions within 14 days of discovery, (2) Notify the INSPECTOR at least 72 hours prior to repairing or replacing any system or component, (3) Access to the premises. Failure to comply with the above conditions will release INSPECTOR and its agents from any and all obligations or liability of any kind. Furthermore, any legal action must be brought within 180 days from the date of the inspection, or will be deemed waived and forever barred.
7. The parties agree that any litigation arising out of this Agreement shall be filed only in the Court having jurisdiction in the County in which the INSPECTOR has its principal place of business. In the event that CLIENT fails to prove any adverse claims against INSPECTOR in a court of law, CLIENT agrees to pay all legal costs, expenses and fees of INSPECTOR in defending said claims.
8. If any court declares any provision of this Agreement invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions will remain in effect. This Agreement represents the entire agreement between the parties. All prior communications are merged into this Agreement, and there are no terms or conditions other than those set forth herein. No statement or promise of INSPECTOR or its agents shall be binding unless reduced to writing and signed by INSPECTOR. No change or modification shall be enforceable against any party unless such change or modification is in writing and signed by the parties. This Agreement shall be binding upon and enforceable by the parties and their heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assignees. CLIENT shall have no cause of action against INSPECTOR after one year from the date of the inspection.
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