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Property Inspection Report
Client(s): Mr. & Mrs John Smith
Property address: 123 Your Street.
Any Town, USA
Inspection date: 2-29-2008
This report published on 3/23/2008 7:03:32 PM EDT

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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 
Repair/ReplaceRecommend repairing or replacing 
Repair/MaintainRecommend repair and/or maintenance 
Minor defectCorrection likely involves only a minor expense 
EvaluateRecommend evaluation by a specialist 
MonitorRecommend monitoring in the future 
CommentFor your information 

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Table of Contents
General information
Roof and Ventilation
Walls Windows and Doors
Exterior and Landscaping
Kitchen
Laundry
Main Bathroom
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3
General Interior
Bedroom Two
Bedroom Three
Bedroom Four
Bedroom Five
Attic
Basement
Electric service
Plumbing
Heating
Domestic Water Heater # 1, Serves newer main bathr
Domestic Water Heater #2 Serves rest of house
Safety Concerns
 
General information Return to table of contents
Day: Saturday
Date: 02/29/2008
Address: 123 Your Street
City/Town/Village: Any Town, USA
Zip: 12345
Inspector's name: Rick Van Vorst
Report number: 080119
NYS License #: 16000033761
Time started: 8:50 AM
Time finished: 11:45 AM
Present during inspection: Owner and CATS Students
Occupied: Yes
Age of building: 60 +-
Type of building: Single family detached, two story
Overview: A quiet residential neighborhood
House Number: Easily v isible from the street
Weather conditions: Cloudy
Temperature: Cold 18 degrees F at start
Ground condition: Frozen


1) Evidence of one or more possible abandoned underground oil tanks were found (vent pipe, metal supply lines, etc.). The client(s) should determine if underground oil tank(s) exist on this property, or if tank(s) have been removed or legally decommissioned.

If the tank(s) haven't been decommissioned or removed, then the client(s) may be liable for decommission and/or cleanup of contaminated soil in the future. Recommend the following:
  • Have any non-decommissioned, abandoned underground oil tanks legally decommissioned or removed as necessary.
  • Have the soil tested for oil contamination.
  • Have contaminated soil removed as necessary

    Photo 21  
    Abandoned oil lines from a previous oil fired burner
     

    2) Numerous wall, floor and/or ceiling surfaces were obscured by furniture and/or stored items, preventing a full evaluation of some areas.
     
    Roof and Ventilation Return to table of contents
    Roof inspection method: From Ground
    Roof type: Gable
    Roof covering: Composition shingles
    Layers noted: Single Layer
    Estimated age of Roof: Roff is estimated to be approximately 10-12 years old which would put this type of roofing material at the middle of its useful life
    Defects Observed: Lifting, The roof is beginning to show some signs of lifting.
    Roof Requires: Monitor regularly
    Roof Penetrations: Chimney, Vent Pipes
    Gutter material: Aluminum
    Downspout material: Aluminum
    Chimney location: The chimney si built within the interior of house.
    Chimney enclosure made of: Brick
    Flue Liner: Is present at the top of the chimney.
    Spark arrester/rain cap: Is present at the top of the chimney.
    Visible Roof Ventilation: Gable Vents
    3) At the roof over the right rear entrance, roofing material is extended too far past the roof edge, creating a situation where the water run-off is overshooting the gutters. I recommend a qualified individual evalute further and make the necessary repairs.

    Photo 6  
    Shingles overshooting gutters.
     

    4) One or more downspout extensions are missing and/or ineffective. Recommend installing extensions such as splashblocks or a drain line where missing, or repairing where necessary so rain water is carried at least six feet away from the structure to soil that slopes down and away from the structure.

    Photo 5  
    Downspout extension.
     
     
    Walls Windows and Doors Return to table of contents
    Apparent wall structure: Wood frame
    Exterior Wall Finish Material: Vinyl
    General Condition of finish material: Good
    Trim: Aluminum
    Trim Condition: Good
    Exterior Doors: Metal clad
    Doors: Operated well
    Windows: Storms were present, Screens were present, Vinyl replacement windows.
    Main Entry Porch construction: Wood over concrete
    Steps down: Number 4
    Porch railings: Both sides, Wrought iron factory constructed
    Roof: Yes, Good Condition Aluminum Awning
    Primary Electrical service type: Overhead
    Overhead wires: Observed and not threatened by trees or other obstructions.
    Service size: 150 Amp Aluminum
    Meter amperage (amps): 200
    Drip loop present: Yes
    Service voltage (volts): 120-240
    Meter caulking intact and sealed: Yes.
    5) There is evidence of vines growing on building and wrapping around electric entrance cable. Recommend having contractor remove vines that may contribute to deterioration of entrance cable and/or siding.

    Photo 2  
    Electrical entrance cable.
     

    6)

    Photo 12  
    wood steps installed over concrete steps.
     
     
    Exterior and Landscaping Return to table of contents
    Exterior foundation: Full basement, constructed with masonary blocks.
    Window Wells: Two basements had metal window wells and all other did not.
    Window Wells Covered?: Window wells were coverd with a clear plastic dome.
    Window well condition: Could not determine the condition due to the covers in place.
    Grading within 6 feet of house: Slopes away from house
    Grading beyond 6 feet of house: Slopes away from house
    Driveway material: Asphalt
    Driveway condition: Depression or holes, Large cracks
    Walkway to front entry: Asphalt
    Condition of walkway: Acceptable but has minor cracks or breaks that could lead to trip hazards.
    Trees & Shrubs too close to house: On the left side of the house, In the Rear of the house, On the right side of house. See concern and photos below.
    Deck Location: Left side of house
    Deck material: Wood
    Steps down to grade: Number 4
    Visibility under deck: Visibility is obstructed by lattice panels, with the exception of a section missing on the front side of the deck that allows visibility throughout the underside of the deck.
    Support column under deck: Wood
    Condition of the support columns: Good, no rotting or stress
    Condition of the guardrail: Good, except the spacing of the ballisters is too wide. See concern below.
    7) Gaps larger than four inches were found in one or more guardrails. This is a safety hazard, especially for small children. A qualified contractor should make modifications as necessary so gaps in guardrails do not exceed four inches. For example, installing additional balusters or railing components.
    8) Recommend patching asphalt driveway where necessary and resealing to prevent further water infiltration which will cause further deterioration due to the freezing and thawing cycles.

    Photo 11  
    Driveway surface show cracking conditions.
     

    9) Tree(s) and shrubs are in contact with siding. Recommend pruning or moving tree(s) and shrubs so there's at least a one foot gap between them and siding.

    Photo 3  
    Several rose bushes in contact with the foundation and siding on the right side of the house.

    Photo 8  
    Large shrub(s) in contact with siding at the right rear area of the house.

    10) Natural gas service supply pipe enters through block basement wall. The penetration through the basement wall is not sealed. This can allow air infiltration as well as insect and rodent entry. I recommend a qualified individual seal the penetration with a non shrinking grout material.

    Photo 4  
    Main natural gas line entering through the foundation.
     

    11) Minor cracks in sidewalk. These are only a cosmetic concern. No action is recommended.
    12)   A conduit on the north elevation enters through the wall at the basement level and at the second floor level. Where the conduit passed through the wall, the opening is not sealed. This can allow air infiltration and insect and/or rodent entrance. i recommend a qualified individual seal each opening.

    Photo 10  
    Conduit entering through the exterior wall on left side of house.
     
     
    Kitchen Return to table of contents
    Cabinets: Wooden
    Opened and closed and found: A representative number of cabinet doors and drawere were opened and they seemed to function properly.
    Cabinets secure: Yes
    Counter Tops: Plastic Laminate
    Securely fastened: No
    Kitchen Floor: Sheet Goods, Wood
    Dishwasher: Hotpoint
    Operated Dishwasher: No
    Kitchen Sink: Stainless Steel
    Ran water and found: No leaks
    Disposal: In Sink Erator
    Refrigerator: Frigidare
    Refrigerator in use during inspection: Yes
    Age: Newer
    Range:: Maytag
    Range type: Free standing
    Age: Newer
    Operated and found: All burners working
    Oven: Part of stove
    Anti-Tipping bracket installed: No
    Ventilation: Fan vented outside
    Number of GFCI outlets in Kitchen: There is one GFCI outlet present within 6 feet of the kitchen sink. This is aceptable for today's standards.
    GFCI outlets were working properly: Yes
    Number of Regular outlets in kitchen: There were four regulat outlets visible in the kitchen. This is acceptable for today's standards.
    13) Countertop on cabinets next to range and at microwave are not secured. I recommend a qualified individual secure countertops to the cabinents to prevent them from moving from place.
    14)   An electric receptacle strip is utilized under the sink to serve an area within six feet of a sink and has no ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of shock. A qualified electrician should evaluate to further to eliminate the strip and provide necessary electrical service in this area according to industry standards. For example, install GFCI receptacles or circuit breaker(s) as needed.

    Photo 14  
    strip receptacle under sink
     
     
    Laundry Return to table of contents
    Washing Machine: Frigidare
    Age: The washer appears to be approximately 10-12 years old which would indicate that it is at its middle of it's useful life.
    Location: In bathroom
    Observed: Connections for water and drain were observed to be rubber, which is prone to failure, monitoring should take place. Connections for electric were observed to be near the appliance.
    Operated: Not operated
    Dryer: Hotpoint
    Age: Midlife
    Vented to: Exterior
    Power: Electric
    Operated: Turned on and heated up
     
    Main Bathroom Return to table of contents
    Main Bathroom: Full
    Location: Second floor near bedrooms
    Shower: Stall
    Surround: Plastic
    Surround Condition: Good
    Tub: None
    Number of sinks?: One
    Sink Type: Vanity
    Ran water and found: No leaks
    Toilet: Flushed
    Toilet Condition: Good
    Floor: Ceramic Tile
    Floor Condition: Good
    Leaks: None noted
    Caulking appears: Intact
    Ventilation: Window, Fan
    Outlets: One
    Ground Fault Interupter Outlets?: Yes and operated properly.
     
    Bathroom 2 Return to table of contents
    Bathroom: Full
    Location: First Floor, near Kitchen
    Shower: with tub
    Surround: Ceramic tile
    Surround condition: Good
    Tub: Built in
    Surround: Ceramic tile
    Surround condition: Good
    Sinks #: Two
    Sink Type: Vanity
    Ran water and found: No leaks
    Toilet: Fushed
    Toilet Condition: Good
    Floor: Wood
    Floor Condition: Good
    Leaks: None noted
    Caulking appears: Intact
    Ventilation: Window
    Number of outlets: One
    Ground Fault Interupter outlets: Yes, and operated properly.
     
    Bathroom 3 Return to table of contents
    Bathroom: Partial
    Location: Second floor near bedrooms
    Surround condition:
    Sinks #: One
    Sink Type: Vanity
    Ran water and found: No leaks
    Toilet: Fushed
    Toilet Condition: Good
    Floor: Vinyl
    Floor Condition: Good
    Leaks: None noted
    Ventilation: None noted
    Number of outlets: None Convienence outlet in ceiling light fixture
    15) No ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlets installed. GFCI outlets help prevent electric shocks in areas that may have water present. Recommend having a qualified electrician install one or more GFCI outlets, especially over counter tops and around sinks.
     
    General Interior Return to table of contents
    Ceilings appear to be made of: Plaster
    Ceiling Style: Flat
    Ceiling Condition: Small Cracks observed throughout the house.
    Major Defects: No major defects were observed.
    Mostly walls appear to be made of:: Plaster
    Condition: Small cracks throughout the house.
    Major defects were noted: No major defects were observed.
    Floor coverings: Hardwood throughout with the exception of the main bathroom, bathroom two and a portion of the kitchen.
    When bounced on: A normal amount of bounce was noted
    Generally floors feel: Level
    Mostly the doors are the following types: Wood panel
    General door condition: Doors are generally in good condition
    Windows were mostly observed to be: Double hung
    Insulated noted in: All windows have insulated glazing.
    Random Tested: Yes and operated properly.
    Cracked window located in: Laundry
    Stairs: To basement, To attic, Between living levels
    Stairs condition: Good
    16) One or more open ground outlets. Recommend having a licensed upgrade these outlets to today's standard three prong which to establish a proper ground wire.

    1 In Kitchen at microwave

    Photo 15  
    Two prong outlet in Kitchen.
     

    17)   A railing at the landing on the second floor is too low and creates a safety concern. Additionally the hand rail on the right side of the stairs between the first and secon floor does not extend all the way to the top of the stairs
    I recommend a qualified contractor re-install the railing to a height that meets the industry standard for railings and extend the hand rail to the top of the stairs..

    Photo 20  
    Railing at second floor landing.
     
     
    Bedroom Two Return to table of contents
    Location: First room on right going down hallway from front of house.
    18)   One or more electric receptacles have reverse-polarity wiring, where the hot and neutral wires are reversed. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of shock. A qualified electrician should evaluate and make repairs as necessary.
     
    Bedroom Three Return to table of contents
    Location: First room on the left going down hallway from front of house.
    Location: First room on the left going down hallway from front of house.
    19) Too few electric receptacles are present and are two-pronged receptacles rather than three-pronged grounded receptacles are installed in one or more interior rooms. This can result in "octopus" wiring with extension cords. Two-prong receptacles are considered unsafe by today's standards.
    A qualified electrician should evaluate and install additional receptacles and grounded receptacles as per the client(s)' needs and standard building practices.

    Photo 17  
    Typical two-pronged outlet.
     
     
    Bedroom Four Return to table of contents
    Location: Last door on the left going dwon the hallway from the front of the house.
    20) Few electric receptacles and two-pronged receptacles rather than three-pronged, grounded receptacles are installed in one or more interior rooms. This can result in "octopus" wiring with extension cords. Two-prong receptacles are considered unsafe by today's standards.
    A qualified electrician should evaluate and install additional receptacles and grounded receptacles as per the client(s)' needs and standard building practices
     
    Bedroom Five Return to table of contents
    Location: Last door on the right going down the hallway from the front of the house.
    21) Few electric receptacles and two-pronged receptacles rather than three-pronged, grounded receptacles are installed in one or more interior rooms. This can result in "octopus" wiring with extension cords. Two-prong receptacles are considered unsafe by today's standards.
    A qualified electrician should evaluate and install additional receptacles and grounded receptacles as per the client(s)' needs and standard building practices it should be.

    22) A multi plug receptacle adapter is being used in a two pronged outlet. The adapter is loose from not being screwed secure to the receptacle as required.

    Photo 18  
    Multi plug adapter in beedroom five
     
     
    Attic Return to table of contents
    Attic access: Stairs
    How observed: Walked thru end to end
    Roof system: Rafters
    Inches apart: 24 inches
    Roof decking: Plywood, Wood plank New plywood over wood plank.
    Moisture penetration: Water staining around chimney, Wet around roof penetrations, Water staining on floor boards All appear to be prior to new roof deck and shingles.
    Attic floor framing: Wood
    Attic floor system: Fully floored
    Attic Ventilation: Gable Vents
    Insulation material: Cellulose loose fill
    Insulation location: Floor
    Insulation depth: Can not determine due to floor boards.
    23) The stairway leading to the attic is located in the landing area of the second. The stairs are too steep due to the shortness of the tread. There is also no railing on the stairs. Both these conditions create a safety concern. I recommend a qualified individual evaluate further and make the necessary changes to the stairway. One example of change could be installing a pulldown stairway
    24) Evidence of substantial water staining and broken or missing roof planking especially around chimney. This all appears to be prior to the installation of new plywood roof decking and new shingles. There also does not appear to be any flashing around the chimney, but several layers of roof cement. I recommend close monitoring of this area for future evidence of leaking. Further evaluation by a qualified individual is in order.

    Photo 19  
    Roof planking around chimney.
     

    25) No weatherstrip is installed around the attic access hatch. Recommend installing weatherstrip around hatch to prevent heated interior air from entering attic.
     
    Basement Return to table of contents
    Basement: Accessible by stairs from Kitchen. See concern below re: basement stairs
    Basement: Full
    Viewed by: walked throughout
    Foundation walls: exposed to view
    Ceiling framing: Exposed to view
    Interior of foundation wall: block
    Observed on interior wall: no defects noted
    Basement floor: concrete
    Water stains observed: none noted
    General area dampness: none noted
    Ventilation: Windows
    Pier or support post material: Steel
    Support columns condition: appear intact
    Sump pump: None noted
    Floor structure above: Solid wood joists
    Insulation material underneath floor above: None visible
    Windows: Wood
    Chimney in basement: block
    26) Basement stairs from kitchen are too narrow and have no handrails, and are difficult to maneuver. I recommend a qualified contractor evaluate further and consult with other professional experts to design and construct an acceptable access to the basement from the interior.
     
    Electric service Return to table of contents
    Location of Main Panel: Basement
    Location of Sub Panel: Next to main panel Sub panel is set up for generator back-up
    Location of main disconnect: No single main disconnect, use all breakers in main panel
    Primary service overload protection type: Circuit breakers
    Service conductor material: Aluminum
    Main disconnect rating (amps): Not applicable, no single main disconnect
    Branch circuit wiring type: Non-metallic sheathed ("Romex")
    Solid strand aluminum branch circuit wiring present: No
    Double tapped breakers: Yes
    Room for additional circuit breakers: Yes
    20 Amp Breakers: Several 20 Amp breakers were wired with 14 ga. wire
    15 Amp Breaker:
    30 Amp Breakers:
    50 Amp Breakers:
    Grounding observed to:: Water main on street side
    If grounded to water main, is meter jumped: yes
    27) One or more wires in the main service panel appear to be undersized for their circuit breaker(s). This is fire hazard. Recommend that a qualified, licensed electrian evaluate and repair as necessary.
    28) A receptacle in the basement has it's grounding wire exposed outside of the box and wrapped around the BX, metal sheathed cable that feeds it. This is a safety concern as the receptacle is not grounded properlya dncould cause an electrical shock. I recommend a qualified electrician re-wire this receptacle and attach the ground according to industry standards.

    Photo 22  
     

    29) For this size house (5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms) the electrical service is undersized for today's lifestyle. Additionally there is no main disconnect at the panel box which could create a hazard if the power required to be disconnected in an emergency situation. I recommend a qualified electrician evaluate further and make any upgrades to meet today's demands.
    30) One or more circuit breakers are "double tapped", where 2 or more wires are clamped in a circuit breaker terminal and the circuit breaker was only designed for 1 wire. This is a safety hazard since wires may come loose and cause arcing, sparking and fires. Recommend having a licensed electrician evaluate and repair.

    Photo 25  
    Double tapped breakers.
     

    31) The ungrounded and obsolete outlets should be upgraded to include more modern and safer ones, which provide a pathway for the current to travel harmlessly to ground.
    32) An exterior conduit on the north side of the building is not secured to the wall with clamps. The conduit should be securely clamped at least every six feet. I recommend a qualified individual install clamps in order to securely fasten the conduit to the wall.

    Photo 9  
    exterior conduit on left side of house.
     

    33)

    Photo 7  
    Emergency alternative power source adapter.

    Photo 24  
    Generator tied into main electrical panel
     
    Plumbing Return to table of contents
    Water service: Public
    Main entry pipe material: Galvanized steel
    Location of main water meter: Basement
    Location of main water shutoff: Next to meter
    Interior supply pipes: Copper
    Functional Flow: Tested in each bathroom seperately.
    With multiple fixtures running observed: Excessive decrease in flow
    Waste System Pipes: Plastic, Cast Iron
    House Trap: Noted
    Main waste line cleanouts: noted
    Vent pipe observed on roof: Yes
    34)  

    Photo 26  
    Cast iron and plastic drains.
     
     
    Heating Return to table of contents
    Manufacturer: Slant Fin
    Model: GG-125H5P
    Apparent age of unit: This boiler appears to be approximately 12-15 years old. The average useful life of this type of unit is 20-25 years, which puts this unit at it's midlife.
    Heating system type: Forced hot water
    System has # of Zones: One
    Fuel Source: Gas
    Is there an abandoned oil tank on the property?: See concern in General information.
    Combustion Air Supply: Interior
    When thermostats were turned on, the system: fired or gave heat
    Automatic shut-off safety devices were noted: above the unit
    Flue pipes: Observed to be galvinized material.
    Flue pipes: pitch up to chimney
    Boiler safety relief valve: present
    safety extension: present
    Distribution system: Radiators
    Heat distribution: Was observed In all rooms.
    35) Examination of heating and cooling systems is mechanically limited since the units are not dismantled to examine interior components. The heating and cooling systems should be inspected and serviced on an annual basis. Before close of escrow, recommend obtaining from seller any documents concerning regular maintenance and service and/or a safety check by public utility, or a complete system evaluation by a qualified heating and cooling specialist, particularly if heating and cooling cannot be proven to have been inspected within the past twelve months. Utility companies typically, but not always, provide a free safety check of all gas-using appliances

    Photo 27  
    Gas fired forced hot water boiler
     

    36)   A space heater supplys heat to an enclosed front porch. The exhaust for this heater penetrates the wall directly above the heater. The exhaust in within three feet from the windows for the proch. This situation creates a safety hazard where as the exhaust could enter the living space and cause a health hazard. I recommend a qualified individual evaluate further and make the necessary changes to the exhaust to meet industry standards.

    Photo 13  
    Exhaust from space heater.

    Photo 16  
    Space heater in enclosed front porch.
     
    Domestic Water Heater # 1, Serves newer main bathr Return to table of contents
    Estimated age: Midlife
    Type: Tank
    Energy source: Electricity
    Safety relief valve: was noted
    Safety extension: was noted
    Supply shut off valve: Noted
    Drain discharge to:: Floor
    Rust or Corrosion: was not noted
    Tested hot water: Hot water was received at faucets
    37) A permanently installed insulated jacket is installed on the water heater. It obscures the manufacturer's information label and most of the water heater. The inspector was unable to fully evaluate the water heater.
     
    Domestic Water Heater #2 Serves rest of house Return to table of contents
    Estimated age: Midlifemanufactured 8/96
    Type: Tank
    Energy source: Natural gas
    Capacity (in gallons): 50
    Manufacturer: Kenmore
    Model: 153.338550
    Safety relief valve: was noted
    Safety extension: was noted
    Supply shut off valve: Noted
    Drain discharge to:: Floor
    Rust or Corrosion: was not noted
    Tested hot water: Hot water was received at faucets
     
    Safety Concerns Return to table of contents
    Smoke detectors present: Yes
    Smoke Detectors are located on each floor.: Yes
    Carbon Monoxide Detectors: No
    38) One or more smoke detectors appear inoperable or in need of repair. Recommend replacing inoperable smoke detectors as necessary, and installing additional smoke detectors as necessary so a functioning one exists in each hallway and bedroom. For more information on smoke detectors vist http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/5077.html
     

    Photo 23  
    Electrical Panel
     

     
    Thank you for choosing HAAAT Home Inspection Services. We've made every effort to provide you with a thorough, high quality inspection, and hope that the information in this report proves to be valuable in your consideration of this property. If for any reason you are unsatisfied with this report, or have questions after reviewing it, please don't hesitate to call us. If you are satisfied, please tell your friends about us.

    This inspection complies with the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors' (NACHI) Standards of Practice.

    As a part of our service, we sometimes provide approximate, cost of repair estimates for particular items. These estimates should be considered as background information only. It is beyond the scope of this inspection and report to supply you with accurate repair costs. Such estimates should be supplied by contractors who specialize in this type of work. Our estimates should be used only as guidelines. If you intend to negotiate the price of this property based on defects found during this inspection, we strongly suggest you obtain one or more written bids from a licensed contractor(s). It is a conflict of interest for HAAATHome Inspection Services to recommend any specific contractor.

    Evaluations are made as to the present age, and remaining economic life of an item, i.e. water heaters, roofs, plumbing, furnaces, etc. These evaluations are based on visual observation, industry averages and prior experience. They are based on the observations made during the time of the inspection only. THEY ARE NOT OFFERED AS A WARRANTY OR CERTIFICATION OF REMAINING LIFE.

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    In some cases we may recommend your consulting a specialist such as a structural engineer or licensed electrician. Hiring a specialist can be a prudent means of providing some protection of your financial investment in this property. WE DO NOT MAKE ANY TYPE OF WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE AS TO THE CONDITION OF THE PROPERTY. SOME THINGS MAY REMAIN HIDDEN OR BECOME DEFECTIVE AFTER THE INSPECTION. IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO DETECT EVERY DEFECT WITHIN A BUILDING DURING THE COURSE OF A GENERAL INSPECTION. THIS REPORT SHOULD BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH, AND NOT A REPLACEMENT FOR , A PRE-CLOSING WALK-THROUGH BY THE CLIENT.
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