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Green Apple Home Inspections
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Thank you for choosing Green Apple Home Inspection. the following report lists out defects as well as general information found at this dwelling.
||Eric and Courtney Fitzpatrick
||750 N Brownfield Dr
Meridian ID 83642-7628
||Tuesday, July 25, 2017
This report published on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 7:12:12 PM MDT
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Footing material: Poured in place concrete
Foundation material: Poured in place concrete
Apparent wall structure: Wood frame
Wall covering: Brick veneer, Vinyl
Driveway material: Poured in place concrete
Sidewalk material: Poured in place concrete
Exterior door material: Solid core steel, Solid core fiberglass, Sliding glass
One or more crawl space vent screens are damaged and/or deteriorated. Animals such as vermin or pets may enter the crawl space and nest, die and/or leave feces and urine. A qualified contractor should replace damaged or deteriorated screens where necessary using screen material such as "hardware cloth" with 1/4 inch minimum gaps.
Gaps exist at one or more openings around the exterior, such as those where outside faucets, refrigerant lines, and/or gas supply pipes penetrate the exterior. Gaps should be sealed as necessary to prevent moisture intrusion and entry by vermin.
This was seen specifically at the gas line enters into the home.
One or more outside faucets are missing handles. Recommend installing handles where missing.
This was seen specifically at the front porch spigot.
One or more sections of foundation and/or exterior walls are excluded from this inspection due to lack of access from vegetation, debris and/or stored items.
The garage vehicle door is damaged or deteriorated. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace the door as necessary.
The garage man door to the backyard is missing a standard door knob. Recommend installing a door knob in a addition to the deadbolt currently installed as per standard living practices.
Inspection method: Viewed from hatch
Roof structure type: Trusses
Insulation material: Fiberglass loose fill
Insulation depth: 12-14 inches
Insulation estimated R value: 38
Primary service type: Underground
Primary service overload protection type: Circuit breakers
Location of main disconnect: Breaker at top of main service panel
Service entrance conductor material: Aluminum
System ground: Concrete encased electrode
Main disconnect rating (amps): 100
Branch circuit wiring type: Copper, Aluminum solid-strand
Solid strand aluminum branch circuit wiring present: Yes
Smoke detectors present: Yes
One or more screws are missing from the main service panel cover and should be replaced. Because energized wiring may exist behind the holes with the missing screws, recommend that a qualified, licensed electrician replace these screws, or that care be taken to ensure that the new screws do not come in contact with wiring inside the panel when they are installed. Stock screws from the panel manufacturer should be used, or their equivalent.
The electrical panel was in good condition at the time of the inspection.
Estimated age: 19 years
Energy source: Natural gas
Capacity (in gallons): 40
Manufacturer: Bradford White
The water heater was in working condition at the time of the inspection.
Roof inspection method: From the air
Roof type: Gable
Roof covering: Asphalt or fiberglass composition shingles
Estimated age of roof: 19 years
Gutter & downspout material: Aluminum
Roof ventilation: Adequate
Debris has accumulated in one or more gutters. This is a conducive condition for wood destroying insects since gutters may overflow and cause water to come in contact with the structure's exterior or make water accumulate around the foundation. Gutters should be cleaned now and as necessary in the future.
Debris such as leaves, needles, seeds, etc. have accumulated on the roof. This is a conducive condition for wood destroying insects and organisms since water may not flow easily off the roof, and may enter gaps in the roof surface. Leaks may occur as a result. Debris should be cleaned from the roof now and as necessary in the future.
Trees and/or shrubs are in contact with or are close to the roof edge(s) in one or more areas. Damage to the roof may result, especially during high winds. Vegetation can also act as a conduit for wood destroying insects. Vegetation should be pruned back and/or removed as necessary to prevent damage and infestation by wood destroying insects.
Heating and cooling
Estimated age: 19 years
Primary heating system energy source: Natural gas
Primary heat system type: Forced air
Primary A/C energy source: Electric
Distribution system: Flexible ducts
Filter location: In return air duct above furnace
One or more sections of flex duct are sagging excessively. Most manufacturers, and the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association (SMACNA) recommend that this type of duct sag no more than 1/2" per foot between supports. A qualified heating/cooling contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary. This was seen in the crawlspace.
Air handler filter(s) should be checked monthly in the future and replaced or washed as necessary.
Plumbing and laundry
Location of main water shut-off valve: at the meter
Location of main water meter: at the meter
Water service: Public
Service pipe material: Polyethelene
Supply pipe material: Polyethelene
Vent pipe material: Plastic
Drain pipe material: Plastic
Waste pipe material: Plastic
The plumbing was in good working condition at the time of the inspection.
Inspection method: Traversed
Insulation material underneath floor above: Fiberglass roll or batt
Pier or support post material: Concrete
Beam material: Solid wood
Floor structure above: Engineered wood joists
Vapor barrier present: Yes
Evidence of "light to moderate" rodent infestation was found in one or more areas. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) defines this as less than 20 feces per square foot. Rodent infestation may be a safety hazard due to the risk of contracting Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS)
. HPS is a rare (only 20-50 cases per year in the United states) but deadly (40% mortality rate) disease transmitted by infected rodents through urine, droppings, or saliva. Humans can contract the disease when they breathe in aerosolized virus. For example, from sweeping up rodent droppings.
Recommend following guidelines in the CDC's Clean Up, Trap Up, Seal Up
article for eradicating rodents, cleaning up their waste and nesting materials, and preventing future infestations. While Hantavirus is believed to survive less than one week in droppings and urine, specific precautions should be taken during clean up. The client(s) may wish to consult with a qualified, licensed pest control operator for eliminating the infestation. A qualified licensed abatement contractor or industrial hygienist could be contacted for clean up. If the infestation was minimal, clean up of rodent waste and nesting materials in non-living spaces (crawl spaces and attics) may not be necessary, or may be performed for aesthetic reasons only (odor and appearance).
Insulation under the floor in the crawlspace is damaged, deteriorated, or has fallen down. A qualified contractor should make repairs as necessary to restore the insulation to its original rating.
Some crawl space areas were inaccessible due to low height (less than 18 inches), ductwork or pipes blocking, standing water, and/or stored items. These areas are excluded from this inspection.
The crawl space was in good dry condition at the time of the inspection.
The light in range hood is inoperable. Recommend replacing light bulb(s) or having repairs made by a qualified contractor as necessary.
The oven light is inoperable. Recommend replacing bulb or having repairs made if necessary by a qualified appliance technician.
One or more light fixtures have missing bulbs and could not be fully evaluated. Bulbs may simply need to be installed, or repairs or replacement may be necessary.
One or more sink stopper mechanisms are missing, or need adjustment or repair. Stopper mechanisms should be installed where missing and/or repairs should be made so sink stoppers open and close easily. This was seen specifically int he spare bathroom.
Based on the age of this structure and the appearance of existing smoke alarms, the alarms may be older than 10 years old. According to National Fire Protection Association
, aging smoke alarms don't operate as efficiently and often are the source for nuisance alarms. Older smoke alarms are estimated to have a 30% probability of failure within the first 10 years. Newer smoke alarms do better, but should be replaced after 10 years. Unless you know that the smoke alarms are new, replacing them when moving into a new residence is also recommended by NFPA. For more information, visit this article: NFPA urges replacing home smoke alarms after 10 years
The lock mechanisms on one or more sliding glass doors are inoperable and/or difficult to operate. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary. The exterior of shows that this part of the home can be unlocked by standard key. This unit is inoperable the losing mechanism is missing. recommend having a qualified contractor evaluate and make any necessary repairs.
One or more rooms have sliding glass doors that are the only source of ventilation for outside air, and no sliding screen door is installed. Recommend installing sliding screen doors for adequate ventilation when insects are active.
One or more doorstops iOS missing through out the home. Recommend having a qualified contractor evaluate and make any necessary installations of door stops as per standard living practices.
Thanks again for choosing Green Apple Home Inspection.