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9030 N Hess St Ste 221 
Hayden ID 83835-9827
Inspector: Timber Turner
[ashigold] #262353

Summary

Client(s):  Barney & Betty Rubble
Property address:  755 W Water Rock Dr
Unit 707
Post Falls ID 83854
Inspection date:  Friday, July 6, 2018

This report published on Thursday, October 17, 2019 7:50:41 PM PDT

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Concerns are shown and sorted according to these types:
Concern typeSafetyPoses a safety hazard
Concern typeRepair RecommendedItem was not functioning as designed or intended. Correction should be performed, and may require a professional, specialist, or other knowledgeable person.
Concern typeMaintenance ReminderRecommend routine attention and maintenance to keep item in proper working condition.
Concern typeInvestigate FurtherRecommend additional investigation, research, or review by a specialist and/or client
Concern typeInformational CommentReport comment included for your information and consideration.


General Information
1) Microbial growths were found at the furnace room. It is beyond the scope of this inspection to identify what substance or organism this staining is. However such staining is normally caused by excessively moist conditions, which in turn can be caused by plumbing or building envelope leaks and/or substandard ventilation. These conducive conditions should be corrected before making any attempts to remove or correct the staining. Normally affected materials such as drywall are removed, enclosed affected spaces are allowed to dry thoroughly, a mildewcide may be applied, and only then is drywall reinstalled. For evaluation and possible mitigation, consult with a qualified industrial hygienist or mold/moisture mitigation specialist. For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?MOLDCDC
http://www.reporthost.com/?MOLDEPA
2) Some mold remediation is being done in the furnace room. Leaks from furnace in the unit above are prevalent throughout some condos in the building. Recommend asking the home owner about this and or the HOA association about repairs that are being preformed. Mold was noted on previous inspection. Stains are visible in the closet wall and ceiling areas in the front bedroom.

Inspector was able to verify some repairs have been made in condo above, unit 402 Mold was still present along the floor in the furnace room of unit 402.

Electric
4) No carbon monoxide alarms were visible. This is a potential safety hazard. Some states and/or municipalities require CO alarms to be installed for new construction and/or for homes being sold. Recommend installing approved CO alarms outside of each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms on each level and in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations. For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?COALRM

Plumbing / Fuel Systems
6) One flexible gas supply connectors was routed through a metal cabinet at the fireplace. Solid iron pipe or grommet should be used where gas supply lines are routed through holes in metal cabinets. Continued vibration from this equipment may cause the edge of the metal cabinet to wear through the flexible connector, resulting in gas leaks. This is an explosion and/or fire hazard. Recommend that a qualified contractor repair per standard building practices.

Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition (HVAC)
11) The last service date of the forced air heating/cooling system appeared to be more than 1 year ago, or the inspector was unable to determine the last service date. Ask the property owner when it was last serviced. If unable to determine the last service date, or if this system was serviced more than 1 year ago, recommend that a qualified HVAC contractor service this system and make repairs if necessary. Because this system has a compressor and refrigerant system, this servicing should be performed annually in the future. Any needed repairs noted in this report should be brought to the attention of the contractor when it's serviced.
12) Recommend replacing or washing HVAC filters upon taking occupancy depending on the type of filters installed. Regardless of the type, recommend checking filters monthly in the future and replacing or washing them as necessary. How frequently they need replacing or washing depends on the type and quality of the filter, how the system is configured (e.g. always on vs. "Auto"), and on environmental factors (e.g. pets, smoking, frequency of house cleaning, number of occupants, the season).

Fireplaces, Stoves, Chimneys and Flues
13) Recommend that the client review all available documentation for gas-fired fireplaces and stoves. Depending on how they are operated (for routine heating versus ambiance), such appliances may need servicing annually or every few years. Consult with the property owner and/or a qualified specialist to determine if service is needed now. Any needed repairs noted in this report should be brought to the attention of the specialist when it's serviced. For more information visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?ANGFINSP

Kitchen
14) The under-sink food disposal's splash guard was deteriorated. Recommend that a qualified person replace the splash guard.