JCP Home Inspections

Phone: (516) 496-4819
PO Box 545 
Syosset NY 11791-0545
Inspector: Joseph Porsella

Property Inspection Report
Client(s): Michael Licata
Property address: 1150 Waverly avenue
Holtsville, ny 11742
Inspection date: 3/26/2010
This report published on Monday, March 29, 2010 1:07:12 PM EDT

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Concerns are shown and sorted according to these types:
SafetyPoses a risk of injury or death 
Repair/ReplaceRecommend repairing or replacing 
MaintainRecommend ongoing maintenance 
EvaluateRecommend evaluation by a specialist 
ServiceableItem or component is in serviceable condition 
CommentFor your information 

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Table of Contents
General information
Electric service
Water heater
Heating and cooling
Plumbing and laundry
Interior rooms
General information Return to table of contents
Report number: 2010228-3
Inspector's name: Joseph C. Porsella
Structures inspected: House
Type of building: Single family
Age of building: 41 years
Property owner's name: McCann
Time started: 1:30 pm
Time finished: 3:30pm
Inspection Fee: $300.00
Payment method: Cash
Present during inspection: Client(s), Agent(s)
Occupied: Yes
Weather conditions: Clear
Temperature: Cool
Ground condition: Damp
Front of structure faces: East
Main entrance faces: East
Foundation type: Unfinished basement
The following items are excluded from this inspection: Private sewage disposal system, Shed
1) Structures built prior to 1979 may contain lead-based paint and/or asbestos in various building materials such as insulation, siding, and/or floor and ceiling tiles. Both lead and asbestos are known health hazards. Evaluating for the presence of lead and/or asbestos is not included in this inspection. The client(s) should consult with specialists as necessary, such as industrial hygienists, professional labs and/or abatement contractors for this type of evaluation. For information on lead, asbestos and other hazardous materials in homes, visit these websites:
  • The Environmental Protection Association (
  • The Consumer Products Safety Commission (
  • The Center for Disease Control (
    2) The subject is a 41 year old split level house in overall good condition. The home has been updated and maintained.
    Exterior Return to table of contents
    Apparent wall structure: Wood frame
    Wall covering: Cedar, brick, siding
    Sidewalk material: None
    Exterior door material: Solid core fiberglass
    Footing material: Poured in place concrete
    Foundation material: Poured in place concrete
    Driveway material: Black top, with paver boarder.
    3) One or more outdoor electric receptacles appear to have no ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of shock. A qualified electrician should evaluate to determine if GFCI protection exists, and if not, repairs should be made so that all outdoor receptacles within six feet six inches of ground level have GFCI protection. For example, install GFCI receptacles or circuit breaker(s) as needed.
    4)   Vent pipe out of rear wall has no cover. Recommend installing vent cover.
    5)   Recommend applying a sealant to the front cedar shingles.
    Roof Return to table of contents
    Roof inspection method: Viewed from ground with binoculars, Viewed from windows
    Roof covering: Asphalt or fiberglass composition shingles
    Estimated age of roof: new
    Roof type: Gable
    Gutter & downspout material: Adequate
    Roof ventilation: Adequate
    Electric service Return to table of contents
    Primary service type: Overhead
    Primary service overload protection type: Circuit breakers
    Location of main service switch: Master bedroom
    Location of main disconnect: Breaker at top of main service panel
    Service entrance conductor material: copper
    System ground: Ground rod
    Branch circuit wiring type: Copper
    Solid strand aluminum branch circuit wiring present: No
    Primary service overload protection type: Circuit breakers
    Service amperage (amps): 150
    Service voltage (volts): 120
    Main disconnect rating (amps): 150
    Smoke detectors present: Yes
    Water heater Return to table of contents
    Estimated age: Coil in boiler approx 5Yrs
    Type: Coil in boiler
    6)   The hot water supply in this house comes from a internal coil in the boiler. This is a normal way of prducing hot water in older homes. I recommend the installation of a seperate water heating unit. This would increase the amount of available hot water and give you more control of the temperture settings.
    Heating and cooling Return to table of contents
    Primary heating system energy source: Oil
    Estimated age: 5 years
    Primary heat system type: Baseboard
    Plumbing and laundry Return to table of contents
    Visible fuel storage systems: oil tank basement
    Water service: Public
    Service pipe material: Copper
    Supply pipe material: Copper
    Vent pipe material: Plastic
    Drain pipe material: Plastic, Copper
    Waste pipe material: Plastic, Cast iron
    Water pressure (psi): Adequate
    Location of main water shut-off valve: Basement
    7) Recommend having the septic tank inspected. Recommend having the tank pumped if it was last pumped more than 3 years ago.
    8) Neither the clothes washer nor dryer were operated or evaluated. They are excluded from this inspection.
    Basement Return to table of contents
    Insulation material underneath floor above: None visible
    Beam material: Solid wood
    Floor structure above: Solid wood joists
    Pier or support post material: Wood, Concrete, Steel
    Bathrooms Return to table of contents
    : The bathrooms have been updated and are in good working condition.
    Interior rooms Return to table of contents

    9) This structure was built prior to 1979 and may contain lead paint. Laws were enacted in 1978 in the US preventing the use of lead paint in residential structures. Lead is a known safety hazard, especially to children but also to adults. Numerous areas of the paint found in and around this structure are in poor condition (peeling, flaking, etc.). Recommend consulting with a qualified industrial hygienist to determine the safest and most cost-effective action to take regarding the paint. Testing and/or abatement may be necessary. Also recommend following precautions as described in the following links to Consumer Products Safety Commission website articles regarding possible lead paint.

    What You Should Know About Lead Based Paint in Your Home: Safety Alert - CPSC Document #5054

    CPSC Warns About Hazards of "Do lt Yourself" Removal of Lead Based Paint: Safety Alert - CPSC Document #5055

    10) Batteries in all the smoke alarms should be replaced after taking occupancy, and annually in the future. "Chirping" noises emitted from smoke alarms typically indicate that batteries need replacing. For more information, visit:
    Kitchen Return to table of contents

    11)   The kitchen has been updated and all appliances are in working condition.

    Photo 1  
    Boiler apprx 5 yrs old

    Photo 2  
    Vevt pipe needs cover

    JCP Home Inspection P.O. Box 545 Syosset, NY 11791