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Concerns are shown and sorted according to these types:
|Safety||Poses a safety hazard|
|Repair Recommended||Item was not functioning as designed or intended. Correction should be performed, and may require a professional, specialist, or other knowledgeable person.|
|Maintenance Reminder||Recommend routine attention and maintenance to keep item in proper working condition.|
|Investigate Further||Recommend additional investigation, research, or review by a specialist and/or client|
|Informational Comment||Report comment included for your information and consideration.|
The client should be aware that a break-in period occurs during the first year or two after a building is constructed. Some amount of settlement and shrinkage is inevitable as temperature and humidity varies during the seasons. Systems may need adjustment or repair after experiencing constant, prolonged and/or heavy usage. Overall performance of the building exterior has not yet been tested by a wide variety of weather conditions.
Also, it is beyond the scope of this inspection to determine if all permits have been approved or signed off. Consult with the builder and/or municipality to determine if all necessary permits have been approved.
Nail heads were exposed at several shingles. Recommend applying an approved sealant over exposed nail heads now and as necessary in the future to prevent leaks.
The rain cap for the heating b-vent needs to be sealed. Leaks can occur. Recommend that a qualified person repair as needed.
Wire splices were exposed and were not contained in a covered junction box in the crawl space. This is a potential shock or fire hazard. Recommend that a qualified electrician repair per standard building practices. For example, by installing permanently mounted junction boxes with cover plates where needed to contain wiring splices.
This could be for future light in the crawl pace.
Heating, Ventilation & A/C If Applicable (HVAC)
Drywall dust, and construction debris such as drywall dust and/or sawdust was found behind or below heating or cooling air supply registers. Drywall dust in particular can reduce the life of heating and cooling equipment if left to circulate. At a minimum, recommend vacuuming ducts at each register. Consider having a qualified contractor clean the ducts.
The clip for the furnace filter needs to be reattached.
The on and off switch is inoperable for the garbage disposal.