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Property Inspection Report
||8903 249th St
Bellerose NY 11426-1903
||Wednesday, February 12, 2014
This report published on Thursday, February 27, 2014 9:13:21 AM EST
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:
|Safety||Poses a safety hazard|
|Repair/Replace||Recommend repairing or replacing|
|Repair/Maintain||Recommend repair and/or maintenance|
|Maintain||Recommend ongoing maintenance|
|Evaluate||Recommend evaluation by a specialist|
|Monitor||Recommend monitoring in the future|
|Comment||For your information|
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12:00 pmPresent during inspection:
Client, RealtorWeather conditions during inspection:
Dry (no rain)Snow on the groundTemperature during inspection:
FreezingType of building:
Single familyBuildings inspected:
One houseAge of main building:
68 yearsSource for main building age:
Municipal records or property listing1946Occupied:
Unless specifically included in the inspection, the following items and any related equipment, controls, electric systems and/or plumbing systems are excluded from this inspection: detached buildings or structures; fences and gates; retaining walls; underground drainage systems, catch basins or concealed sump pumps; swimming pools and related safety equipment, spas, hot tubs or saunas; whether deck, balcony and/or stair membranes are watertight; trees, landscaping, properties of soil, soil stability, erosion and erosion control; ponds, water features, irrigation or yard sprinkler systems; sport courts, playground, recreation or leisure equipment; areas below the exterior structures with less than 3 feet of vertical clearance; invisible fencing; sea walls, docks and boathouses; retractable awnings. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only.Site profile:
The grading of the soil around the house was limited due to snowCondition of driveway:
Near, at or beyond service lifeDriveway material:
AsphaltCondition of sidewalks and/or patios:
Appeared serviceableSidewalk material:
Poured in place concreteDeck, patio, porch cover material and type:
OpenPatio was fully inspected due to snowCondition of stairs, handrails and guardrails:
Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)Exterior stair material:
Cracks, holes, settlement, heaving and/or deterioration were found in the driveway. Recommend that qualified contractor repair as necessary.
asphalt cracking and sagging
Mortar loose and Missing on stoop.
The asphalt driveway surface was worn and is prone to developing cracks from water penetration. Recommend that a qualified person reseal the driveway. For more information, visit:http://www.reporthost.com/?RAD
The driveway sloped down towards the garage or house. This can result in water accumulating in the garage, around building foundations or underneath buildings, and is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Monitor these areas in the future, especially during and after periods of rain. If significant amounts of water are found to accumulate, then recommend that a qualified contractor evaluate and repair as necessary. For example, by installing drain(s) or removing and installing new pavement.
Exterior and Foundation
The inspector performs a visual inspection of accessible components or systems at the exterior. Items excluded from this inspection include below-grade foundation walls and footings; foundations, exterior surfaces or components obscured by vegetation, stored items or debris; wall structures obscured by coverings such as siding or trim. Some items such as siding, trim, soffits, vents and windows are often high off the ground, and may be viewed using binoculars from the ground or from a ladder. This may limit a full evaluation. Regarding foundations, some amount of cracking is normal in concrete slabs and foundation walls due to shrinkage and drying. Note that the inspector does not determine the adequacy of seismic reinforcement.Wall inspection method:
Viewed from groundCondition of wall exterior covering:
Appeared serviceableApparent wall structure:
Wood frameWall covering:
Stone or faux stone veneer, Solid brick (not veneer)Vinyl cedar shakeCondition of foundation and footings:
Appeared serviceableApparent foundation type:
Unfinished basement, Finished basementFoundation/stem wall material:
Poured in place concrete
The masonry (brick or stone) veneer was deteriorated or damaged in some areas. Where cracks or openings are exposed, water can enter the wall structure causing mold, fungal growth and structural damage. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend that a qualified contractor repair as necessary. For example, by repointing mortar or replacing broken or missing masonry.
Repaired jointing, should be monitored.
Cracked blocking, repair immediately
Exposed steel, should be sealed.
Vegetation such as trees, shrubs and/or vines was in contact with or close to the building exterior. Vegetation can serve as a pathway for wood-destroying insects and can retain moisture against the exterior after it rains. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend pruning, moving or removing vegetation as necessary to maintain at least 6 inches of space between it and the building exterior. A 1-foot clearance is better.
Spigot dripping, should have cut off valve to prevent freezing and possible pipe burst.
The paint or stain finish in some areas was failing (e.g. peeling, faded, worn, thinning). Siding and trim with a failing finish can be damaged by moisture.Recommend that a qualified contractor prep (e.g. clean, scrape, sand, prime, caulk) and repaint or restain the building exterior where necessary and per standard building practices. Any repairs needed to the siding or trim should be made prior to this.
Peeling paint on steel lintel
Caulk was deteriorated in some areas. For example, around windows. Recommend that a qualified person renew or install caulk as necessary. Where gaps are wider than 1/4 inch, an appropriate material other than caulk should be used. For more information, visit:http://www.reporthost.com/?CAULK
Structural components such as joists and beams, and other components such as piping, wiring and/or ducting that are obscured by under-floor insulation are excluded from this inspection. The inspector does not determine if support posts, columns, beams, joists, studs, trusses, etc. are of adequate size, spanning or spacing.
The inspector does not guarantee or warrant that water will not accumulate in the crawl spaces in the future. Complete access to all crawl space areas during all seasons and during prolonged periods of all types of weather conditions (e.g. heavy rain, melting snow) would be needed to do so.
The inspector attempts to locate all crawl space access points and areas. Access points may be obscured or otherwise hidden by furnishings or stored items. In such cases, the client should ask the property owner where all access points are that are not described in this inspection, and have those areas inspected. Note that crawl space areas should be checked at least annually for water intrusion, plumbing leaks and pest activity.Crawl space inspection method:
Partially traversed, Viewed from hatch(es)Pier or support post material:
Red brickBeam material:
SteelFloor structure above:
Solid wood joistsCondition of insulation underneath floor above:
Not applicable, none installedCondition of vapor barrier:
Not applicable, none installedVapor barrier present:
None visibleVentilation type:
One or more indoor crawl space access hatches or doors were not insulated, or had substandard insulation. Recommend installing insulation as necessary and per current standards at hatches or doors for better energy efficiency.
Crawl space should be insulated.
Structural components such as joists and beams, and other components such as piping, wiring and/or ducting that are obscured by under-floor insulation are also excluded from this inspection. Note that the inspector does not determine if support posts, columns, beams, joists, studs, trusses, etc. are of adequate size, spanning or spacing.
The inspector does not guarantee or warrant that water will not accumulate in the basement in the future. Access to the basement during all seasons and during prolonged periods of all types of weather conditions (e.g. heavy rain, melting snow) would be needed to do so. The inspector does not determine the adequacy of basement floor or stairwell drains, or determine if such drains are clear or clogged.
Note that all basement areas should be checked periodically for water intrusion, plumbing leaks and pest activity.Exterior door material:
No exterior doorCondition of floor substructure above:
Evidence of prior water intrusion was found in one or more sections of the basement. For example, water stains or rust at support post bases, efflorescence on the foundation, etc. Accumulated water is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms and should not be present in the basement. Recommend reviewing any disclosure statements available and ask the property owner about past accumulation of water in the basement. The basement should be monitored in the future for accumulated water, especially after heavy and/or prolonged periods of rain. If water is found to accumulate, then recommend that a qualified contractor who specializes in drainage issues evaluate and repair as necessary. Typical repairs for preventing water from accumulating in basements include:
- Repairing, installing or improving rain run-off systems (gutters, downspouts and extensions or drain lines)
- Improving perimeter grading
- Repairing, installing or improving underground footing and/or curtain drains
Ideally, water should not enter basements, but if water must be controlled after it enters the basement, then typical repairs include installing a sump pump.
The following items or areas are not included in this inspection: areas that could not be traversed or viewed clearly due to lack of access; solar roofing components. Any comments made regarding these items are made as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not provide an estimate of remaining life on the roof surface material, nor guarantee that leaks have not occurred in the roof surface, skylights or roof penetrations in the past. Regarding roof leaks, only active leaks, visible evidence of possible sources of leaks, and evidence of past leaks observed during the inspection are reported on as part of this inspection. The inspector does not guarantee or warrant that leaks will not occur in the future. Complete access to all roof and attic spaces during all seasons and during prolonged periods of all types of weather conditions (e.g. high wind and rain, melting snow) would be needed to do so. Regarding the roof drainage system, unless the inspection was conducted during and after prolonged periods of heavy rain, the inspector was unable to determine if gutters, downspouts and extensions performed adequately or were leak-free.Roof inspection method:
Viewed from ground with binoculars, Viewed from windowsSome areas of the roof were not able to be inspected do to snowCondition of roof surface material:
Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)Roof surface material:
Asphalt or fiberglass composition shingles, Slate, Rolled compositionA few slate shingles were loose and had excessive ware. Observed bubbles on rolled roof.Roof type:
Gable, Flat or low slopeCondition of gutters, downspouts and extensions:
Appeared serviceableGutters full of snow, some ice damming evident on front roof
Ponding (pools of standing water) was found at one or more locations on the flat or low-slope roof surface. Even on a flat roof, water should be removed by a drainage system so that any remaining water evaporates within 48 hours after it rains. Prolonged standing water can result in roof leaks. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend that a qualified contractor evaluate and repair as necessary to prevent ponding.
Loose slate shingles.
Puddling and bubbling on flat rolled roof.
Broken Gutter support
Loose siding and signs of leaking gutter
Attic and Roof Structure
The following items or areas are not included in this inspection: areas that could not be traversed or viewed clearly due to lack of access; areas and components obscured by insulation. Any comments made regarding these items are made as a courtesy only. The inspector does not determine the adequacy of the attic ventilation system. Complete access to all roof and attic spaces during all seasons and during prolonged periods of all types of weather conditions (e.g. high/low temperatures, high/low humidity, high wind and rain, melting snow) would be needed to do so. The inspector is not a licensed engineer and does not determine the adequacy of roof structure components such as trusses, rafters or ceiling beams, or their spacing or sizing.Attic inspection method:
TraversedAccess through pull down stair case.Condition of roof structure:
Appeared serviceableRoof structure type:
RaftersCondition of insulation in attic (ceiling, skylight chase, etc.):
Appeared serviceableSome spray insulation was evidentRoof ventilation type:
Gable end vents, Mechanical vents with powered fan
No ceiling insulation was installed in the attic. Recommend that a qualified contractor install insulation for better energy efficiency and per standard building practices (typically with an R rating of R-38).
Gable vent in attic.
Garage or Carport
The inspector does not determine the adequacy of firewall ratings. Requirements for ventilation in garages vary between municipalities.Type:
DetachedCondition of door between garage and house:
Appeared serviceableType of door between garage and house:
Solid core, WoodCondition of garage vehicle door(s):
Appeared serviceableType of garage vehicle door: Number of vehicle doors:
2Side storageCondition of automatic opener(s):
Appeared serviceableCondition of garage floor:
Appeared serviceableCondition of garage interior:
Appeared serviceable, Required repair or evaluation (see comments below)Some signs of water damageGarage ventilation:
The following items are not included in this inspection: generator systems, transfer switches, surge suppressors, inaccessible or concealed wiring; underground utilities and systems; low-voltage lighting or lighting on timers or sensors. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not determine the adequacy of grounding or bonding, if this system has an adequate capacity for the client's specific or anticipated needs, or if this system has any reserve capacity for additions or expansion. The inspector does not operate circuit breakers as part of the inspection, and does not install or change light bulbs. The inspector does not evaluate every wall switch or receptacle, but instead tests a representative number of them per various standards of practice. When furnishings, stored items or child-protective caps are present some receptacles are usually inaccessible and are not tested; these are excluded from this inspection. Receptacles that are not of standard 110 volt configuration, including 240-volt dryer receptacles, are not tested and are excluded. The functionality of, power source for and placement of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms is not determined as part of this inspection. Upon taking occupancy, proper operating and placement of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms should be verified and batteries should be changed. These devices have a limited lifespan and should be replaced every 10 years. The inspector attempts to locate and evaluate all main and sub-panels. However, panels are often concealed. If panels are found after the inspection, a qualified electrician should evaluate and repair if necessary. The inspector attempts to determine the overall electrical service size, but such estimates are not guaranteed because the overall capacity may be diminished by lesser-rated components in the system. Any repairs recommended should be made by a licensed electrician.Electric service condition:
Appeared serviceablePrimary service type:
OverheadService voltage (volts):
120-240Estimated service amperage:
200Primary service overload protection type:
Circuit breakersMain disconnect rating (amps):
Cold water supply pipes, CopperCondition of main service panel:
Appeared serviceableLocation of main service panel #A:
BasementLocation of main disconnect:
Breaker at top of main service panelCondition of branch circuit wiring:
ServiceableBranch circuit wiring type:
(BX) Armor clad flexibleSmoke alarms installed:
Yes, but not testedCarbon monoxide alarms installed:
Yes, but not tested
Signs of water appeared in panel.
Rust on breaker.
overhead electrical service
Main panel, main cut off
Signs of moisture in panel.
One or more electric receptacles (outlets) had reverse-polarity wiring, where the hot and neutral wires were reversed. This is a shock hazard. Recommend that a qualified electrician repair as necessary. For more information, visit:http://www.reporthost.com/?RPR
reversed polarity in back living room.
2-slot receptacles (outlets) rather than 3-slot, grounded receptacles were installed in one or more areas. These do not have an equipment ground and are considered unsafe by today's standards. Appliances that require a ground should not be used with 2-slot receptacles. Examples of such appliances include computers and related hardware, refrigerators, freezers, portable air conditioners, clothes washers, aquarium pumps, and electrically operated gardening tools. The client should be aware of this limitation when planning use for various rooms, such as an office. Upgrading to grounded receptacles typically requires installing new wiring from the main service panel or sub-panel to the receptacle(s), in addition to replacing the receptacle(s). Consult with a qualified electrician about upgrading to 3-wire, grounded circuits.
One or more receptacles (outlets) have been painted, and slots were clogged with paint. Recommend that a qualified electrician replace such receptacles as necessary.
Plumbing / Fuel Systems
The following items are not included in this inspection: private/shared wells and related equipment; private sewage disposal systems; hot tubs or spas; main, side and lateral sewer lines; gray water systems; pressure boosting systems; trap primers; incinerating or composting toilets; fire suppression systems; water softeners, conditioners or filtering systems; plumbing components concealed within the foundation or building structure, or in inaccessible areas such as below tubs; underground utilities and systems; overflow drains for tubs and sinks; backflow prevention devices. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not operate water supply or shut-off valves due to the possibility of valves leaking or breaking when operated. The inspector does not test for lead in the water supply, the water pipes or solder, does not determine if plumbing and fuel lines are adequately sized, and does not determine the existence or condition of underground or above-ground fuel tanks.Condition of service and main line:
Appeared serviceableWater service:
PublicLocation of main water shut-off:
BasementCondition of supply lines:
Appeared serviceableSupply pipe material:
Copper, Galvanized steelDrain pipe material:
Galvanized steelVent pipe condition:
Appeared serviceableVent pipe material:
Cast ironCondition of fuel system:
Appeared serviceableLocation of main fuel shut-off valve:
At gas meter
One or more sections of galvanized steel gas supply piping were routed underground. This type of piping is likely to corrode underground. Steel pipes with a factory coating other than galvanized zinc, or approved plastic pipe, should be used. Recommend that a qualified contractor repair per standard building practices.
Gas shut off.
Main water cut off.
The copper water service pipe was embedded in concrete or masonry where it was routed through the foundation, and no protection from damage due to thermal expansion was visible. Copper pipes embedded in concrete or masonry should be wrapped with an approved tape or installed through a sleeve for abrasion protection. Recommend that a qualified contractor repair per standard building practices.
Based on visible equipment or information provided to the inspector, this property appeared to have a yard irrigation (sprinkler) system. These are specialty systems and are excluded from this inspection. Comments in this report related to this system are made as a courtesy only and are not meant to be a substitute for a full evaluation by a qualified specialist. When this system is operated, recommend verifying that water is not directed at building exteriors, or directed so water accumulates around building foundations. Sprinkler heads may need to be adjusted, replaced or disabled. Consider having a qualified plumber verify that a backflow prevention device is installed per standard building practices to prevent cross-contamination of potable water. Recommend that a qualified specialist evaluate the irrigation system for other defects (e.g. leaks, damaged or malfunctioning sprinkler heads) and repair if necessary.
A water filtration system was installed on the premises. These are specialty systems and are excluded from this inspection. Comments in this report related to this system are made as a courtesy only and are not meant to be a substitute for a full evaluation by a qualified specialist. Filter cartridges typically need replacing periodically. Cleaning and other maintenance may also be needed. Recommend consulting with the property owner about this system to determine its condition, required maintenance, age, expected remaining life, etc. For more information, visit:http://www.reporthost.com/?WTRFLTR
Evaluation of and determining the adequacy or completeness of the following items are not included in this inspection: water recirculation pumps; solar water heating systems; Energy Smart or energy saver controls; catch pan drains. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not provide an estimate of remaining life on water heaters, does not determine if water heaters are appropriately sized, or perform any evaluations that require a pilot light to be lit or a shut-off valve to be operated.Condition of water heater:
Natural gasCapacity (in gallons):
75Location of water heater:
Basement2004Hot water temperature tested:
The estimated useful life for most water heaters is 8-12 years. This water heater appeared to be near this age and/or its useful lifespan and may need replacing at any time. Recommend budgeting for a replacement in the near future, or considering replacement now before any leaks occur. The client should be aware that significant flooding can occur if the water heater fails. If not replaced now, consider having a qualified person install a catch pan and drain or a water alarm to help prevent damage if water does leak.
Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition (HVAC)
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).General heating system type(s):
Forced air, FurnaceGeneral heating distribution type(s):
Ducts and registers, Pipes and convectorsLast service date of primary heat source:
2006Source for last service date of primary heat source:
LabelKeyspanCondition of forced air heating/(cooling) system:
Appeared serviceableForced air heating system fuel type:
Natural gasLocation of forced air furnace:
BasementLocation for forced air filter(s):
Behind return air grill(s)Condition of forced air ducts and registers:
Appeared serviceableCondition of burners:
Appeared serviceableUnit is about 10-15 years oldCondition of venting system:
Appeared serviceableCondition of cooling system and/or heat pump:
Appeared serviceableMfd 03/2011Cooling system and/or heat pump fuel type:
The last service date of the gas or oil-fired forced air furnace 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 inspect, clean, and service this system, and make repairs if necessary. For safety reasons, and because this system is fueled by gas or oil, this servicing should be performed annually in the future. Any needed repairs noted in this report should be brought to the attention of the HVAC contractor when it's serviced. For more information visit:http://www.reporthost.com/?ANFURINSP
The heat pump or air conditioner condensing unit was not fully evaluated because the Temperature outside was too low. Recommend that a full evaluation be made by a qualified person when conditions have been corrected so the system is operable. Note that the inspector does not operate or replace overcurrent protection devices, or operate any controls other than normal controls (thermostat).
Fireplaces, Stoves, Chimneys and Flues
The following items are not included in this inspection: coal stoves, gas logs, chimney flues (except where visible). Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not determine the adequacy of drafting or sizing in fireplace and stove flues, and also does not determine if prefabricated or zero-clearance fireplaces are installed in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications. The inspector does not perform any evaluations that require a pilot light to be lit, and does not light fires. The inspector provides a basic visual examination of a chimney and any associated wood burning device. The National Fire Protection Association has stated that an in-depth Level 2 chimney inspection should be part of every sale or transfer of property with a wood-burning device. Such an inspection may reveal defects that are not apparent to the home inspector who is a generalist.Condition of wood-burning fireplaces, stoves:
Appeared serviceableWood-burning fireplace type:
MasonryCondition of gas-fired fireplaces or stoves:
Appeared serviceableGas fireplace or stove type:
Metal pre-fab fireplaceCondition of chimneys and flues:
Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
The inspector was unable to determine if the gas fireplace or stove was operable or serviceable, or perform a full evaluation. Normal controls such as an on/off switch, thermostat or remote control were not found, or operating such controls that were found had no effect on the stove or fireplace. Consult with the property owner and reviewing all available documentation for such appliances.
The following items are not included in this inspection: household appliances such as stoves, ovens, cook tops, ranges, warming ovens, griddles, broilers, dishwashers, trash compactors, refrigerators, freezers, ice makers, hot water dispensers and water filters; appliance timers, clocks, cook functions, self and/or continuous cleaning operations, thermostat or temperature control accuracy, and lights. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not provide an estimate of the remaining life of appliances, and does not determine the adequacy of operation of appliances. The inspector does not note appliance manufacturers, models or serial numbers and does not determine if appliances are subject to recalls. Areas and components behind and obscured by appliances are inaccessible and excluded from this inspection.Condition of counters:
Appeared serviceableCondition of cabinets:
Appeared serviceableCondition of sinks and related plumbing:
Appeared serviceableCondition of under-sink food disposal:
Near, at or beyond service lifeCondition of dishwasher:
Appeared serviceableDid not testCondition of range, cooktop or oven:
Appeared serviceableCooktop is gas, oven is electricRange, cooktop or oven type:
Natural gas, ElectricType of ventilation:
Hood over range or cooktopCondition of refrigerator:
Appeared serviceableCondition of built-in microwave oven:
Bathrooms, Laundry and Sinks
The following items are not included in this inspection: overflow drains for tubs and sinks; heated towel racks, saunas, steam generators, clothes washers, clothes dryers. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not determine the adequacy of washing machine drain lines, washing machine catch pan drain lines, or clothes dryer exhaust ducts. The inspector does not operate water supply or shut-off valves for sinks, toilets, bidets, clothes washers, etc. due to the possibility of valves leaking or breaking when operated. The inspector does not determine if shower pans or tub and shower enclosures are water tight, or determine the completeness or operability of any gas piping to laundry appliances.Location #A:
Full bath, Master bath, second floorLocation #B:
Full bath, Master bath, second floorLocation #C:
Full bath, second floorLocation #D:
Full bath, first floorLocation #E:
Half bath, first floorGas supply for laundry equipment present:
The bathroom with a shower or bathtub at location(s) #A, E didn't have an exhaust fan installed. Moisture can accumulate and result in mold, bacteria or fungal growth. Even if the bathroom has a window that opens, it may not provide adequate ventilation, especially during cold weather when windows are closed or when wind blows air into the bathroom. Recommend that a qualified contractor install exhaust fans per standard building practices where missing in bathrooms with showers or bathtubs.
Tile, stone and/or grout in the flooring at location(s) #A, C, D was deteriorated (e.g. loose or cracked tiles, missing grout) or substandard. Water can damage the sub-floor as a result. Recommend that a qualified contractor repair as necessary.
Master bath,2 nd floor bath in hallway and 1st floor bath in bedroom are all original tile and fixtures. Recommend replacement soon
Interior, Doors and Windows
The following items are not included in this inspection: security, intercom and sound systems; communications wiring; central vacuum systems; elevators and stair lifts; cosmetic deficiencies such as nail-pops, scuff marks, dents, dings, blemishes or issues due to normal wear and tear in wall, floor and ceiling surfaces and coverings, or in equipment; deficiencies relating to interior decorating; low voltage and gas lighting systems. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not evaluate any areas or items which require moving stored items, furnishings, debris, equipment, floor coverings, insulation or similar materials. The inspector does not test for asbestos, lead, radon, mold, hazardous waste, urea formaldehyde urethane, or any other toxic substance. Some items such as window, drawer, cabinet door or closet door operability are tested on a sampled basis. The client should be aware that paint may obscure wall and ceiling defects, floor coverings may obscure floor defects, and furnishings may obscure wall, floor and floor covering defects. If furnishings were present during the inspection, recommend a full evaluation of walls, floors and ceilings that were previously obscured when possible. Determining the cause and/or source of odors is not within the scope of this inspection.Condition of exterior entry doors:
Appeared serviceableCondition of interior doors:
Appeared serviceableCondition of windows and skylights:
Appeared serviceableType(s) of windows:
Vinyl, Single-pane, Double-hung, Casement, FixedCrank windows in rea family room were painted closed, did not operate. Recommend replacement. Center window in dining area is a fixed single window, recommend replacement.Condition of walls and ceilings:
Appeared serviceableWall type or covering:
Drywall or plaster, Wallpaper, WoodCeiling type or covering:
Drywall or plasterSome textured ceilings.Condition of flooring:
Appeared serviceableFlooring type or covering:
Carpet, Wood or wood productsCondition of stairs, handrails and guardrails:
Squeaking or creaking noises occur when walking on one or more sections of flooring. This is usually caused by substandard construction practices where the sub-floor decking is not adequately fastened to the framing below. For example, not enough glue was used and/or nails were used rather than screws. In most cases, this is only an annoyance rather than a structural problem. Various solutions such as Squeeeeek No More and Counter Snap fasteners
exist to correct this. Repairs to eliminate the squeaks or creaks may be more or less difficult depending on the floor covering and the access to the underside of the sub-floor. Recommend that a qualified contractor evaluate and repair as necessary. For more information, visit:http://www.reporthost.com/?SQUEAK
Fungal rot was found at one or more exterior Front entrance door trim. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary. All rotten wood should be replaced.
signs of water damage front right of front entrance door.
Stains were found in one or more ceiling areas. However, no elevated levels of moisture were found. The stain(s) may be due to past roof and/or plumbing leaks.Consult with the property owner and monitor the stained area(s) in the future, especially after heavy or prolonged rain. If elevated moisture is found in the future, then recommend that a qualified contractor evaluate and repair as necessary.
Signs of water damage in living room.
Wood Destroying Organism Findings
This report only includes findings from accessible and visible areas on the day of the inspection. In addition to the inaccessible areas documented in this report, examples of other inaccessible areas include: sub areas less than 18 inches in height; attic areas less than 5 feet in height, areas blocked by ducts, pipes or insulation; areas where locks or permanently attached covers prevent access; areas where insulation would be damaged if traversed; areas obscured by vegetation. All inaccessible areas are subject to infestation or damage from wood-destroying organisms. The inspector does not move furnishings, stored items, debris, floor or wall coverings, insulation, or other materials as part of the inspection, nor perform destructive testing. Wood-destroying organisms may infest, re-infest or become active at any time. No warranty is provided as part of this inspection.Visible evidence of past wood-destroying insects:
YesGarageVisible evidence of damage by wood-destroying insects:
YesGarageEvidence of prior treatment of wood-destroying insects:
There were signs of wood destroying organisms, and also signs of past treatment. Ask owner for service contract.
Signs of Wood destroying insects.
Possible termite damage in garage
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