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In Form Inspection

brad@informinspection.com
(253) 209-0196
PO Box 111 
Tacoma, WA 98111
Inspector: Brad Newell
WA State Insp#899

Property Inspection Report

Client(s):  Mr & Mrs Client
Property address:  4321 Somewhere St
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
Inspection date:  Saturday, April 11, 2020

This report published on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:04:05 AM PDT

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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:
Concern typeSafetyPotentially dangerous condition exists. Pursue recommended remedy!
Concern typeRepair/ReplaceRecommend repairing or replacing
Concern typeRepair/MaintainRecommend repair and/or maintenance
Concern typeMaintainRecommend ongoing maintenance
Concern typeEvaluateRecommend evaluation by a specialist
Concern typeCommentFor your information
Concern typeConducive conditionsConditions conducive for wood destroying insects or organisms (Wood-soil contact, shrubs in contact with siding, roof or plumbing leaks, etc.)

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Table of Contents

General Information
Grounds
Exterior and Foundation
Basement
Roof
Attic and Roof Structure
Garage or Carport
Electric
Plumbing / Fuel Systems
Water Heater
Heating
Fireplaces, Stoves and Inserts
Kitchen
Bathrooms, Laundry and Sinks
Interior, Doors and Windows
Wood Destroying Organism Findings

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General Information
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Report number: 1622
Time started: 11:00am
Time finished: 2:30
Present during inspection: Client, Realtor
Client present for discussion at end of inspection: Yes
Inspector: Brad Newell
Weather conditions during inspection: Dry (no rain)
Temperature during inspection: Cool
Ground condition: Dry
Recent weather: Dry (no rain)
Overnight temperature: Cool
Inspection fee: $475
Payment method: Check, Escrow
Type of building: residential
Buildings inspected: One house
Age of main building: 13yrs
Source for main building age: Municipal records or property listing
Front of building faces: North
Main entrance faces: North
Occupied: Yes
Limitations: 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: Moderate slope
Driveway material: Poured in place concrete
Condition of sidewalks and/or patios: Appeared serviceable
Sidewalk material: Poured in place concrete
Condition of decks, porches and/or balconies: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Deck, porch and/or balcony material: Wood
Condition of stairs, handrails and guardrails: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
1) The deck rails adjacent to stairs leading to deck and around the deck perimeter are loose. The deck framing itself is not completely stable. It is possible for one person to induce lateral movement of the deck and deck frame by swaying back and forth while standing on the deck.

The stability of deck rail would be greatly improved by tightening the bolts at the base of each rail post. Make this adjustment and then assess rail stability to determine if further correction is required.

Regarding the instability of the deck framing, this is a safety concern which will need to be addressed. The inspector suggests contacting a structural engineer for their advice on how to proceed. It is possible that the engineer could refer a qualified frame carpenter OR suggest another cost effective remedy.
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2) Conducive conditionsSoil was in contact with or too close to wooden deck or porch substructure components. In this instance, the post bases which support the deck framing are in contact with soil. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms and may, ultimately, effect deck stability.The soil at each post base should be re-graded so that it is not in contact with wood, ideally, the final grade should be below whatever structure the posts are bearing on (at the time of inspection, none of the bearing points for the deck frame posts were visible). Standard building practices require the following clearances to soil below:
  • 12 inches below beams
  • 18 inches below joists
  • 6 inches below support post bases and other wood components
Soil should be graded and/or removed to maintain these clearances if possible. Otherwise, replacing non-treated wood with treated wood, or installing borate-based products such as Impel rods may help to prevent infestation and damage. For more information, visit:
http://www.google.com/search?q=impel+rods
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3)  While landscape sprinkler systems are outside the scope of a home inspection, the following was noted by client; Ant nest inside sprinkler system box across the sidewalk from the front door.
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Exterior and Foundation
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Limitations: 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.
Condition of wall exterior covering: Client stated that home was recently painted.
Apparent wall structure: Wood frame
Wall covering: Cement fiber
Condition of foundation and footings: Appeared serviceable, No issues with sections of foundation that were visible from exterior. Painters paper and tape is still affixed to foundation to the left of the front door. This should be removed. The paper is an attractant to unwanted insects.
Footing material (under foundation stem wall): Poured in place concrete
Anchor bolts or hold downs for seismic reinforcement: Not determined (inaccessible or obscured)
Shear panels for seismic reinforcement: Not determined (inaccessible or obscured)
4) Conducive conditionsSoil was in contact with or less than 6 inches from siding or trim. Regardless of what material is used for siding, it should not be in contact with the soil. If made of wood, siding or trim will eventually rot. For other materials, ground or surface water can infiltrate siding or trim and cause damage to the wall structure. Wood-destroying insects are likely to infest and damage the wall structure. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend grading or removing soil as necessary to maintain a 6-inch clearance. Note that damage from fungal rot and/or insects may be found when soil is removed, and repairs may be necessary.
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5) Conducive conditionsVegetation such as trees and shrubs are in 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.
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Limitations: Structural components such as joists and beams, and other components such as piping, wiring and/or ducting that are obscured by under-floor installation 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.
Condition of exterior entry doors: Appeared serviceable
Condition of floor substructure above crawl space: Appeared serviceable
Pier or support post material: Concrete
6) The outlets at basement bar sink counter did not respond to outlet tester when GFCI in basement bathroom was tripped and reset. Suggest that an electrician evaluate/install GFCI outlets at this location to mitigate risk of electric shock.
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7) Some basement areas were not evaluated due to lack of access from stored items along walls and in closets. These areas are excluded from the inspection.
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8)  Notation that much of the basement floor was carpeted at the time of inspection.
9)  Basement closet with light switch is wired for lighting but has no light fixture installed in the junction box.
Limitations: 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.
Age of roof surface(s): Probably 13yrs
Roof inspection method: Traversed
Condition of roof surface material: Appeared serviceable
Roof surface material: Asphalt or fiberglass composition shingles
Roof type: Hipped
Apparent number of layers of roof surface material: One
Condition of exposed flashings: Appeared serviceable
Condition of gutters, downspouts and extensions: Appeared serviceable
Gutter and downspout material: Metal
Gutter and downspout installation: Full
10) Conducive conditionsSignificant amounts of debris have accumulated in one or more gutters. Gutters can overflow and cause water to come in contact with the building exterior or water can accumulate around the foundation. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms.
Trees adjacent to this property will shed needles and other debris during much of the year. Recommend cleaning gutters now and as necessary in the future.
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Attic and Roof Structure
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Limitations: 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: Viewed from hatch(es), There are two attic spaces at this property. One is accessed from the closet in downstairs bedroom next to office. The other is accessed in the master bedroom closet. Each space was viewed from the access hatch using a spotlight.
Location of attic access point #A: Master bedroom closet
Location of attic access point #B: Bedroom closet
Attic access points that were opened and viewed, traversed or partially traversed: A, B
Condition of roof structure: Appeared serviceable
Roof structure type: Trusses
Ceiling structure: Trusses
Condition of insulation in attic (ceiling, skylight chase, etc.): Appeared serviceable
Ceiling insulation material: Fiberglass loose fill
Approximate attic insulation R value (may vary in areas): R-30, R-38, The insulation rating is based on inspectors estimate of an R value of 2.5 per inch of loose fill fiberglass insulation and an average insulation depth of 18 plus inches in attic space A and 12 to 18 inches average in attic space B
Condition of roof ventilation: Appeared serviceable
Roof ventilation type: Ridge vent(s), Box vents (roof jacks)
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Garage or Carport
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Limitations: The inspector does not determine the adequacy of firewall ratings. Requirements for ventilation in garages vary between municipalities.
Condition of garage: Appeared serviceable
Type of door between garage and house: Solid core, Wood
Condition of exterior entry doors: Appeared serviceable
Exterior door material: Wood
Condition of garage vehicle door(s): Appeared serviceable
Type of garage vehicle door: Sectional
Number of vehicle doors: 2, One door actuated by an automatic opener and one which opens manually.
Condition of automatic opener(s): Appeared serviceable
Condition of garage floor: Appeared serviceable
12) No carbon monoxide detector was observed to be installed in the garage and two gas appliances (water heater and furnace) are located there. This is a hazard due to risk for carbon monoxide poisoning. Recommend that one be installed if not overlooked during inspection.
13)  Much of the wall space in the garage was obscured from view by shelving and stored items.
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Photo 13-3 Appears to be main water shutoff valve for all interior fixtures. Verify with homeowners. Location, adjacent to water heater in garage.
Limitations: 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 or stored items 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 detectors is not determined as part of this inspection. Upon taking occupancy, proper operating of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors should be verified and batteries should be changed. Smoke detectors 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 serviceable
Primary service type: Underground
Number of service conductors: Not determined (components inaccessible or obscured)
Service voltage (volts): 120-240
Estimated service amperage: 200
Primary service overload protection type: Circuit breakers
Service entrance conductor material: Stranded aluminum
Main disconnect rating (amps): 200
System ground: Ground rod(s) in soil
Condition of main service panel: Appeared serviceable
Location of main service panel #A: Garage
Location of main disconnect: Breaker at top of main service panel
Condition of branch circuit wiring: Serviceable
Branch circuit wiring type: Non-metallic sheathed
Smoke detectors present: Yes, but not tested, Smoke detectors were observed in the living room above the ceiling fan and at the top of the stairs outside master bedroom.
Carbon monoxide detectors present: Yes, One C/O detector outside master bedroom door.
14) One or more ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) receptacles or circuit breakers were defective. Because of this, the inspector was unable to determine if all electric receptacles that should be protected by GFCI devices, were protected. After defective GFCI devices have been replaced or repaired, recommend that a qualified electrician verify that receptacles throughout the house have GFCI protection per standard building practices, and make repairs if necessary.
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15) GFCI outlet adjacent to French doors at deck has sticky test and reset buttons and needs to be replaced.
Plumbing / Fuel Systems
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Limitations: 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.
Location of main water meter: By street, Water meter is located on 47th south of driveway
Location of main water shut-off: Garage, By water heater
Service pipe material: Not determined (inaccessible or obscured)
Supply pipe material: Not determined (inaccessible or obscured)
Condition of drain pipes: Appeared serviceable
Drain pipe material: Plastic
Waste pipe material: Plastic
Location(s) of plumbing clean-outs: Not determined (obscured, inaccessible or none found)
Vent pipe condition: Appeared serviceable
Vent pipe material: Plastic
16)  While it is outside the scope of a home inspection, inspector suggests checking with homeowners to determine what is protocol for pumping of solids tank of this sewage transfer effluent pump (STEP) system.
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Water Heater
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Limitations: 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: Appeared serviceable
Type: Tank
Energy source: Natural gas
Estimated age: 13yrs
Capacity (in gallons): 50
Manufacturer: A.O. Smith
Model number: GDVS 50 100
Serial number: ABO40020933
Location of water heater: Garage
Condition of burners: Not determined (inaccessible, obscured, or gas service off)
Condition of venting system: Appeared serviceable
Condition of combustion air supply: Appeared serviceable
Limitations: 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 system components, does not determine if heating systems are appropriately sized, or perform any evaluations that require a pilot light to be lit. It is beyond the scope of this inspection to determine if furnace heat exchangers are intact and free of leaks.
Heating type: Forced air
Fuel type: Natural gas
Manufacturer: Manufacturer not determined
Estimated age: 13yrs
Last service date: 12/30/15
Source for last service date: Label on heater
Location of heating system: Garage
Condition of burners: Appeared serviceable
Condition of controls: Appeared serviceable
Condition of air filters: Appeared serviceable, Furnace was recently serviced (Dec2015)
Fireplaces, Stoves and Inserts
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Limitations: 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.
17)  Gas fireplace was not operated during the inspection. There was no pilot light and gas to fireplace was shut off at the fireplace.
Limitations: 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 serviceable
Condition of cabinets: Appeared serviceable
Condition of sinks and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
Condition of dishwasher: Not determined
Condition of range, cooktop: Appeared serviceable, The cooktop fan venting is connected with plastic tape. The correct product for taped joints in this application is metal tape. Recommend that the proper product for this installation be installed.
Range, cooktop type: Electric
Condition of refrigerator: Not determined
Condition of built: Not determined
18) Homeowner suggested that GFCI outlet at kitchen island was connected to outlets at kitchen sink counter. Inspector was unable to demonstrate this with an outlet tester.
Suggest that an electrician evaluate/install GFCI outlets for this location to mitigate risk of electric shock.
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Bathrooms, Laundry and Sinks
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Limitations: 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.
Condition of counters: Appeared serviceable
Condition of cabinets: Appeared serviceable
Condition of flooring: Appeared serviceable
Condition of sinks and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
Condition of toilets: Appeared serviceable
Condition of bathtubs and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
Condition of shower(s) and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
Gas supply for laundry equipment present: Yes
240 volt receptacle for laundry equipment present: Not determined
20) The clothes dryer was equipped with a vinyl or mylar, accordion-type, flexible exhaust duct. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission considers these types of ducts to be unsafe, and a fire hazard. They can trap lint and are susceptible to kinks or crushing, which can greatly reduce the air flow and cause overheating. Recommend that such ducts be replaced with a rigid or corrugated semi-rigid metal duct, and by a qualified contractor if necessary. For more information, visit:
http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PUBS/5022.pdf
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21) All cabinets beneath sinks contained stored items at time of inspection
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Interior, Doors and Windows
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Limitations: 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 serviceable
Exterior door material: Wood
Condition of interior doors: Appeared serviceable
Condition of windows and skylights: Appeared serviceable
Type of windows: Vinyl, Sliding, Single-hung
Condition of walls and ceilings: Appeared serviceable
Wall type or covering: Drywall
Ceiling type or covering: Drywall
Condition of flooring: Appeared serviceable
Flooring type or covering: Carpet, Wood or wood products, Tile
Condition of stairs, handrails and guardrails: Appeared serviceable
22) French doors at dining room rub at top when closed. This condition might be remedied by removing short screws from the top door hinges and replacing them with long ones which reach and gain purchase in the framing of the door opening which, in turn, would pull the tops of the doors away from each other. Barring this as a remedy, the next option might be to remove door casing so that door jamb could be re-squared in the opening.
Suggest that a qualified carpenter evaluate.
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Wood Destroying Organism Findings
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Limitations: 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 five 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, reinfest or become active at anytime. No warranty is provided as part of this inspection.
Visible evidence of active wood destroying insects: No, None observed during the inspection
Visible evidence of active wood decay fungi: No, None observed
Visible evidence of past wood destroying insects: No
Visible evidence of past wood decay fungi: No
Visible evidence of damage by wood destroying insects: No
Visible evidence of damage by wood decay fungi: No
Visible evidence of conditions conducive to wood destroying organisms: No, Change this if plants shown to be too close to house in photos


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The term "serviceable" appears numerous times throughout this report. What does it mean? In this instance serviceable means that the item(s) described are considered to be functioning as intended and no action was required at time of inspection.

Please phone/email/text questions related to this report to In Form Inspection, Brad Newell 253 209 0196

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