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1226 La Paloma Pl 
Lady Lake FL 32159-5742
Inspector: Michael Vanek
Florida Home Inspector
License # HI2572

Professional Home Inspection

Client(s):  John Doe
Property address:  1234 Sample Drive
Ocala, Florida
Inspection date:  Tuesday, January 8, 2019

This report published on Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:38:03 PM EDT

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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:
SafetyPoses a risk of injury or death
Major DefectCorrection likely involves a significant expense
Repair/ReplaceRecommend repairing or replacing
Repair/MaintainRecommend repair and/or maintenance
Minor DefectCorrection likely involves only a minor expense
MaintainRecommend ongoing maintenance
EvaluateRecommend evaluation by a specialist
CommentFor your information

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Table of Contents

General information
Attached garage
Electric service
Water heater
Heating and air conditioning
Plumbing and laundry
Interior rooms

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General information
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Payment & Billing: Paid at Time of Inspection, Paid Credit Card, $375.00
Present during inspection: Buyer, Owner
Occupied: Yes
Age of building: 17 years
Type of building: Single family
Outside temperature: 80 to 84
Outside condition: Rain
Number of bedrooms: Four
Number of bathrooms: Two
Footing material: Poured in place concrete
Foundation material: Poured in place concrete
Apparent wall structure: Concrete block
Wall covering: Stucco
Driveway material: Poured in place concrete
Sidewalk material: Poured in place concrete
Exterior door material: Solid core steel, Sliding glass
Water pressure (psi): 45
Exterior wall condition: Fair
1) Safety, Repair/Replace, Evaluate - One or more ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) receptacles didn't trip with the inspector's test instrument. Recommend having a qualified, licensed electrician evaluate and repair or replace receptacles or the wiring to the receptacles as necessary.
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2) Safety, Repair/Replace - Screen missing from pool and screen door has no locks or safety device to keep doors closed. Recommend repair.
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3) Major Defect, Repair/Replace - The pool pump was not working properly and has a large amount of air in the lines. There may be a leak or issue with the pump. Recommend having a pool company evaluate and repair as needed.

The solar heater for the pool was not in working condition and control panel damaged. Recommend repair.
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4) Repair/Replace - The end cap on the clothes dryer exhaust duct is missing. One should be installed to prevent air from entering the house through the clothes dryer, save energy, and keep out birds, rodents and bugs. Birds' nests can block the opening and are flammable. Recommend installing a vent cap.
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5) Repair/Replace - The drain on the pool deck is clogged and water fills up when it rains at the home and has no way to exit the deck. Recommend repair of deck drain.
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6) Repair/Maintain, Maintain, Comment - The sprinkler system was NOT working properly during the inspection. The inspector does recommend that the system be repaired by licensed irrigation company.
Cost estimate: $2000.00
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7) Maintain, Comment - The inspector found step cracks in the exterior of the home walls during the inspection. These are common in many Florida homes, recommend filling the cracks with sealant and painting. They are no major concern.
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8) Comment - Minor cracks were found in the sidewalk. These are only a cosmetic concern and no action is recommended.
Number of Remaing Years of Life: 0 life left
Roof type: Hipped
Roof covering: Asphalt or fiberglass composition shingles
Estimated age of roof: 17 years
Roof ventilation: Adequate
Roof Condition: Recommend Roofing Contractor
9) Safety, Major Defect, Repair/Replace, Evaluate - The roof has leaks at several areas. There are missing shingles on the roof. There is a large leak causing mold in the home that needs fixed asap. Recommend roofing contractor for replacement of the roof.

Recommend mold remediation company for removal of active damage.

No persons should be staying in the home longer than 30 min without a mask or respirator. Due not recommend home to be occupied until leaks and mold is removed on the surface and inside walls. with proper testing after removal for mold spores in the air.
Cost estimate: $15000.00
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10) Safety, Repair/Replace - Lead flashing at one or more sewer vent pipes is damaged and need replaced. Recommend roofing contractor. Possible cause of roof leaks also.
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Attached garage
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Garage door condition: Poor
11) Major Defect, Repair/Replace - The tiles at the from of the garage installed on the floor are broken and sharp edges that can cut feet and cause serious damage. It was improperly installed and needs entire tile in garage removed.
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12) Repair/Replace - Walls in the garage are damaged at the bottom for a long period of leaking from around the water heater. Recommend repair.
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13) Repair/Replace - Garage light damaged needs repaired.
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14) Repair/Maintain - The garage door has a hard time opening and closing properly and needs maintenance to open and close properly.
15) Comment - The interior perimeter of the garage is excluded from this inspection due to lack of access from stored items.
16) Comment - Unknown plumbing pipes in the garage. Home owner didn't know what it was for.
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Electric service
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Primary service type: Underground
Primary service overload protection type: Circuit breakers
Service amperage (amps): 150
Service voltage (volts): 120-240
Location of main service panel: Side of the home
Location of sub panels: Garage wall
Location of main disconnect: Top bank of breakers in main service panel (split bus)
Service conductor material: Copper
Main disconnect rating (amps): 150
Smoke detectors present: No
Electrical panel condition: Fair
Outlets and switches condition: Poor, Needs repair
17) Safety, Repair/Replace - No smoke detectors are visible. Recommend installing smoke detectors as necessary so a functioning one exists in each hallway leading to bedrooms, and in each bedroom. For more information on smoke detectors visit
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18) Comment - The Electrical Panel was in fair Condition during the Inspection. The inspector did not find and concerns to report.
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Water heater
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Estimated age of Water Heater: 17 years
Type: Tank
Energy source: Electricity
Capacity (in gallons): 50
Water temperature (degrees Fahrenheit): 115
Water heater condition: Poor, Needs repair
19) Safety, Major Defect, Comment - The estimated useful life for most water heaters is 8 to 12 years. This water heater appears to be 17 years old and leaking. The entire bottom is rusted out and this is a safety hazard and needs replaced asap.
Cost estimate: $1000.00
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Heating and air conditioning
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Heating system energy source: Electric
A/C energy source: Electric
Distribution system: Flexible ducts
Filter location: No Filter found
20) Safety, Repair/Replace, Evaluate - Significant amounts of what appears to be mold is visible in one or more sections of supply and/or return air ducts. If it is mold, it can be a health hazard, espcially for those with allergies or respiratory problems. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends considering having ducts professionally cleaned when "There is substantial visible mold growth inside hard surface (e.g., sheet metal) ducts or on other components of your heating and cooling system". The client may wish to have a qualified industrial hygenist or indoor air quality service provider evaluate the ducts and/or have a qualified service provider professionally clean the ducts. For more information on duct cleaning in relation to indoor air quality, visit:
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21) - The system has been stripped missing components in the outside unit. Appears sold for scrap. The entire system needs replaced. Recommend AC Company.
Cost estimate: $10,000.00
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Inspection method: Viewed from hatch
Roof structure type: Trusses
Insulation material: Fiberglass loose fill, Fiberglass roll or batt
22) Comment - The attic was in good condition during the inspection. The inspector did not find any concerns to report at this time.
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Plumbing and laundry
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Water service: Public
Has Plumbing been Updated In Last 15 Years: No
Supply pipe material: CPVC
Vent pipe material: Plastic
Drain pipe material: Plastic
Waste pipe material: Plastic
Plumbing condition: Fair
23) Repair/Replace - Toilet seats have been removed from toilets. Recommend repair.
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24) Repair/Replace - There is a broken clean out plug on the side of the home that needs replaced.
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Interior rooms
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Interior door condition: Poor
Windows operating condition: Poor, Need repair
Appliance condition: Poor, Need repair
Flooring condition: Poor, Needs repair
25) Safety, Repair/Replace - Owners are removing all light fixtures and ceiling fans, Leaving exposed wiring that is a safety hazard.
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26) Safety, Minor Defect - Cover plate(s) are missing from one or more electric receptacle boxes. They are intended to contain fire and prevent electric shock from exposed wires. This is a safety hazard and poses a risk of both fire and shock. Recommend installing cover plates over receptacle boxes where missing.
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27) Major Defect, Repair/Replace - Hall bathroom shower missing all walls and facets. Recommend repair.
Cost estimate: $2000.00
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28) Repair/Replace - Screen(s) missing in one or more windows. Window(s) may not provide ventilation during months when insects are active. Recommend installing screens.
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29) Repair/Replace - Fixtures such as door stops, towel bars and/or toilet paper holders are missing in one or more areas. Recommend having a qualified contractor install fixtures where missing.
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30) Repair/Replace - The Kitchen Facet is leaking from the top of the handle and needs repaired or replaced.
31) Repair/Replace - Bathroom downstairs facets doesn't come on and needs repaired.
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32) Repair/Replace - Stair covering was improperly installed and needs removed and replaced properly without loose boards and missing areas.
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33) Repair/Maintain - Tiles loose and need repaired on bathroom downstairs.
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34) Repair/Maintain - Closet doors damaged and need repaired.
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35) Repair/Maintain - Ceiling damaged in the kitchen and needs properly patched.
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36) Minor Defect - One or more sink stopper mechanisms are missing, inoperable or in disrepair. Recommend intalling or repairing sink stopper mechanisms as necessary.
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1. INSPECTOR agrees to perform a visual 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 sellers disclosure.
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