Mailing Address: 8545 W Warm Springs Rd. A-4 #327 Las Vegas NV 89113 (702) 771-6555
Inspector: Curtis Trujillo
Property Inspection Report
Arthur and Guinevere Briton
1234 Roundtable St. Camelot, NV 89000
Thursday, September 22, 2016
This report published on Saturday, October 12, 2019 9:36:09 AM PDT
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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:
Poses a safety hazard
Recommend repairing or replacing
Recommend repair and/or maintenance
Correction likely involves only a minor expense
Recommend ongoing maintenance
Recommend evaluation by a specialist
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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.
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.
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) One or more leaks or defects were noted in the irrigation system. Recommend further evaluation by a specialist and remediate as necessary.
4) A fence gate is difficult to latch. Repairs should be made as necessary, so gates operate easily.
5) Outside faucets leak from the valve stem when turned on. Evaluate and adjust, repair or replace as necessary.
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 adjust, repair or replace component(s) as necessary.
8) The interior perimeter of the garage in some areas is excluded from this inspection due to lack of access from stored items.
9) 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.
10) 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.
11) 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.
12) The legend for overcurrent protection devices (circuit breakers) in the subservice panel is unreadable or incomplete.
Water heater operational at time of inspection: Yes
Capacity (in gallons): 40
Manufacturer: Bradford White
Water temperature (degrees Fahrenheit): 118
13) 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.
14) 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.
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
Filter location: Return air duct in ceiling
15) 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.
16) Air handler filter(s) should be checked monthly in the future and replaced or washed as necessary.
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
22) 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.).
23) One or more deadbolt mechanisms are inoperable or difficult to operate. Evaluate and repair as necessary.
24) The lock mechanism on the sliding glass door is inoperable or difficult to operate. Evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.
25) 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.
26) The doorbell appears to be inoperable. Recommend having a qualified electrician evaluate and repair or replace component(s) as necessary.
27) A ceiling fan wobbles excessively when operating. Evaluate and repair as necessary. For example, balancing the fan blades.
28) 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.
29) 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.
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
30) An exhaust fan is inoperable or provides inadequate air flow. Moisture may accumulate as a result. Evaluate and replace the fan or make repairs as necessary.
31) A bathroom faucet leaks or drips when turned off. A qualified plumber should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.
32) A bathroom faucet is reverse-plumbed, where hot water flows when the single handle faucet is set to the cold setting, and vice versa.
33) 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.
34) A shower head leaks at its base when turned on. Evaluate and repair or replace the shower head as necessary.
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.
36) 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.
37) The radiant floor heating system in the master bathroom was operational, as evidenced with an infrared photo.
38) The glass on a gas fireplace has a hazy film. This is typically a mineral residue left from water vapor as the gas burns. It may be possible to clean this fogging by removing the glass from the fireplace and using a gas appliance ceramic glass cleaner, available through gas fireplace and stove distributors and installers. Ammonia-based products, such as common glass cleaners should not be used since they may cause damage or etching to the glass, or make the haze permanent. It may be possible for a homeowner to remove the glass for cleaning, depending on if the instructions or manual for the fireplace are available, and if the homeowner is experienced in such repairs. Recommend consulting with a gas fireplace installation contractor for more information, or to have them do the cleaning.
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"
39) No insulation is installed over the attic access hatch. Recommend installing insulation above hatch for better energy efficiency.
40) 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. 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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. 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