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490 Boquest Blvd 
Paradise CA 95969-4515
Inspector: Steven Waterman
NACHI #06092992

Sample Report / Fixer

Client(s):  P R
Property address:  Oroville, Ca. 95966
Inspection date:  Thursday, November 3, 2011

This report published on Friday, September 21, 2018 10:14:40 PM PDT

NOTE:

The findings and recommendations contained in this report are based on the newest and most up to date construction and safety standards in the industry. Some deficiencies may not have been recognized as such at the time the structure was built or remodeled. Other deficiencies are aimed at energy efficiency or air quality, and are not required building restrictions or practices.

Look First Inspections is not a specialist in code compliance or zoning restrictions, and no part of the report should be considered as required repair and/or replacement.


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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 typeSafetyPoses a risk of injury or death
Concern typeServiceableItem or component is in serviceable condition
Concern typeRepair/ReplaceRecommend repairing or replacing
Concern typeRepair/MaintainRecommend repair and/or maintenance
Concern typeMinor DefectCorrection likely involves only a minor expense
Concern typeMaintainRecommend ongoing maintenance
Concern typeEvaluateRecommend evaluation by a specialist
Concern typeMonitorRecommend monitoring in the future
Concern typeCommentFor your information
Concern typeDamageDamage caused by wood destroying insects or organisms (Rot, carpenter ant galleries, etc.)
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 / Foundation
Roof / Attic
Electric
Plumbing / Fuel Systems
Water Heater
Heating
Cooling / Heat Pump
Fireplaces / Stoves / Chimneys
Kitchen
Bathrooms / Laundry / Sinks
Interior Rooms / Areas

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General Information
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Report number: 1268
Time started: 9:00 am
Time finished: 12:55 pm
Client present for discussion at end of inspection: Yes
Weather conditions: Cloudy
Temperature: Cool
Ground condition: Dry
Type of building: Single family
Age of building(s): 61 years
Source for building age: Property listing
Front of building faces: West
Occupied: No
1) Structures built prior to 1980 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 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:
http://www.epa.gov
http://www.cpsc.gov
http://www.cdc.gov
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Photo 1-1 Above water heater
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Photo 1-2 Above water heater
2) Evidence of rodent infestation was found in the form of feces, poison, dead rodents in one or more areas including the attic. Recommend consulting with the property owner about this. A qualified person should make repairs to seal openings in the structure, set traps, and clean rodent waste as necessary. Recommend following guidelines in these Center for Disease Control articles:
http://www.cdc.gov/rodents/prevent_rodents/seal_up.htm
http://www.cdc.gov/rodents/prevent_rodents/trap_up.htm
http://www.cdc.gov/rodents/prevent_rodents/clean_up.htm
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Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: swimming pools, spas, hot tubs, water features and related equipment; playground, recreation or leisure equipment; landscape lighting; areas below exterior structures with less than three feet of vertical clearance; irrigation systems; invisible fencing; sea walls, docks and boathouses. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not test or determine the adequacy of drainage systems for grounds, walkways, below-grade stairs and roof downspouts. The inspector does not provide an evaluation of geological conditions and/or site stability, compliance of pool or spa fencing with municipal requirements, or determination that deck, balcony and/or stair membranes are watertight.
The following items are excluded from this inspection: Shed, Carport, BBQ
Condition of fences and gates: Appeared serviceable
Fence and gate material: Wood, Chain link
Condition of retaining walls: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Retaining wall material: Block, Rock
Site profile: Moderate slope
Condition of driveway: Appeared serviceable
Driveway material: Asphalt, Poured in place concrete
Condition of sidewalks and/or patios: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Sidewalk material: Poured in place concrete, Paving stones
Condition of deck, patio and/or porch covers: Appeared serviceable
Deck, patio, porch cover material and type: Covered (Refer to Roof section)
Condition of decks, porches and/or balconies: Appeared serviceable
Condition of guardrails: Appeared serviceable
Deck, porch and/or balcony material: Concrete
Condition of exterior stairs: Appeared serviceable
Condition of handrails: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Exterior stair material: Concrete
3) One or more trip hazards were found in sidewalk and/or patio sections. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace sections as necessary to eliminate trip hazards.
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Photo 3-1 North side garage
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Photo 3-2 North side garage
4) Handrails at one or more flights of stairs were missing. This is a safety hazard. Standard building practices require that handrails be:
  • Installed at stairs with three or more risers
  • Sized and shaped so your hand can encircle them
  • Permanently and securely attached, and able to withstand a 200 pound force in any direction at any point
  • Continuous and extend for the entire flight of the stairs
  • Located between 30 and 38 inches above the leading edge of the stair treads

A qualified person should repair, replace or install as necessary and as per standard building practices.
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Photo 4-1 Front steps
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Photo 4-2 South steps
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Photo 4-3 Steps to garage
5) Cracks, deterioration, leaning and/or bowing were found in one or more retaining walls. A qualified person should evaluate and repair or replace sections as necessary.
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Photo 5-1 West side, by street
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Photo 5-2 West side, by street
6) One or more planter boxes were damaged or deteriorated. A qualified person should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.
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Photo 6-1 North side front porch
7) One or more large trees were very close to the foundation. Tree roots can cause significant structural damage to foundations. Recommend having a qualified tree service contractor or arborist remove trees as necessary to prevent damage to the building's foundation.

NOTE: Palm tree, East side.
8) Minor cracks and/or deterioration were found in one or more retaining walls. Recommend repairing cracks with mortar, elastomeric sealant, or other suitable material to prevent water intrusion and further deterioration. The client should monitor such walls in the future for continued deterioration (cracking, leaning, bowing, etc.). Repairs and/or replacement by a qualified contractor may be necessary in the future.
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9) Conducive conditionsVegetation such as trees, shrubs and/or vines was in contact with or less than one foot from the building exterior. Vegetation can serve as a conduit for wood destroying insects and may retain moisture against the exterior after it rains. Vegetation should be pruned and/or removed as necessary to maintain a one foot clearance between it and the building exterior.
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Photo 9-1 West side
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Photo 9-2 North side
10) Many fence sections, gates were obscured by vegetation and couldn't be fully evaluated.
11) Some retaining wall sections were obscured by vegetation and couldn't be fully evaluated.
12) Minor cracks, settlement, heaving and/or deterioration were found in one or more sidewalk or patio sections, and in the driveway. However they don't appear to be a structural concern and no trip hazards were found. No immediate action is recommended, but the client may wish to have repairs made or have cracked sections replaced for aesthetic reasons.
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Exterior / Foundation
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Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: below-grade foundation walls and footings, or those obscured by vegetation or building components; exterior building surfaces or components obscured by vegetation, stored items or debris. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Some amount of cracking is normal in concrete slabs and foundation walls due to shrinkage and drying. Note that the inspector does not determination the adequacy of sump pumps, seismic reinforcement, nor determine if support posts, columns, beams, joists, studs, trusses, etc. are of adequate size, spanning or spacing.
Condition of wall covering: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Apparent wall structure: Concrete block
Condition of foundation and footings: Appeared serviceable
Foundation type: Slab on grade
Foundation material: Concrete block
Footing material: Not determined
Condition of concrete slab floor(s): Appeared serviceable
13) Some sections of siding and/or trim were cracked, damaged, substandard. A qualified person should evaluate and repair, replace or install as necessary.
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Photo 13-1 Front entry
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Photo 13-2 North side front porch
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Photo 13-3 South side front porch
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Photo 13-4 North side front porch
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Photo 13-5 West side
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Photo 13-6 North side
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Photo 13-7 Above front porch
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Photo 13-8 South side
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Photo 13-9 NW corner garage
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Photo 13-10 West side garage
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Photo 13-11 Back patio
14) One or more exhaust duct end caps were missing. Their purpose is to prevent unconditioned air from entering the building, and keep out birds, rodents and bugs. Blocked ducts can cause fan motors and/or clothes dryers to overheat and may pose a fire hazard. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary.
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Photo 14-1 Back patio
15) Conducive conditionsThe exterior finish in some areas was failing. A qualified contractor should prep (pressure wash, scrape, sand, prime caulk, etc.) and repaint or restain areas as needed and as per standard building practices.
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Photo 15-1 East side
16) Many foundation and/or footings sections were obscured by being below grade and couldn't be fully evaluated.
17) All concrete slab floor sections were obscured by carpeting and couldn't be fully evaluated.
Roof / Attic
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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; solar roofing components; any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not determination if rafters, trusses, joists, beams, etc. are of adequate size, spanning or spacing. The inspector does not provide an estimate of remaining roof surface life, does not determine that the roof has absolutely no leaks at the time of the inspection, and does not determine that the roof won't leak in the future. Only active leaks and evidence of past leaks observed during the inspection are reported on as part of this inspection. To absolutely determine than no leaks exist, complete access to all roof structure areas must be available during a wide variety of weather conditions, including prolonged heavy rain, high wind from varying directions, heavy accumulations of snow and/or ice, and melting snow and ice.
Condition of roof structure: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Roof type: Gable, Hipped
Age of roof surface(s): 20+ years
Source for building age: Inspector's estimate
Roof inspection method: Traversed
Condition of shingle and/or shake roof surface materials: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Roof surface material: Asphalt or fiberglass composition shingles
Apparent number of layers of roof surface material: Two
Condition of exposed flashings: Appeared serviceable
Condition of gutters, downspouts and extensions: Beyond service life
Gutter and downspout material: Metal
Gutter and downspout installation: Full
Condition of attic: Required repair and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Attic inspection method: Partially traversed
Roof structure type: Trusses, Rafters
Ceiling insulation material: Fiberglass loose fill
Vapor retarder: None
Roof ventilation: Appears serviceable
18) DamageRot or water damage was found at one or more sections of the roof structure, including: rafter tails. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary. All rotten wood should be replaced.
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Photo 18-1 Back patio
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Photo 18-2 Back patio
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Photo 18-3 
19) Conducive conditionsSubstandard repairs were found in some sections of the composition shingle roof surfaces. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary.
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Photo 19-1 East face
20) Conducive conditionsRoof repairs were needed because some composition shingles had the following conditions: missing shingles, cracking, damage. Leaks may occur as a result. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary.
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Photo 20-1 East side garage
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Photo 20-2 SE corner garage
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Photo 20-3 
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Photo 20-4 SW corner garage
21) Conducive conditionsExtensions such as splashblocks or drain pipes for many downspouts were missing, substandard, damaged. Water may accumulate around the building foundation as a result. A qualified person should evaluate and repair, replace or install as necessary
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Photo 21-1 South side front porch
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Photo 21-2 NW corner
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Photo 21-3 East side
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Photo 21-4 East side
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Photo 21-5 SE corner
22) Conducive conditionsOne or more exhaust fan ducts in the attic were missing, not connected to a vent cap. This is a conducive condition for wood destroying insects and organisms due to increased moisture levels in the attic from the exhaust air. A qualified person should evaluate and make permanent repairs as necessary and as per standard building practices, so all exhaust air is vented outside.
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Photo 22-1 Above bathroom off utility room
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Photo 22-2 Above bathroom off utility room
23) Many gutters were missing, leaking, corroded, damaged. Water may accumulate around the building foundation as a result. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary.
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Photo 23-1 South side front porch
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Photo 23-2 NW corner
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Photo 23-3 West side garage
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Photo 23-4 East side
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Photo 23-5 East side
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Photo 23-6 East side
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Photo 23-7 East side garage
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Photo 23-8 West side garage
24) Conducive conditionsOne or more chimneys were wider than two feet and no cricket was installed. A cricket is a small peaked saddle on top of the basic roof and behind the chimney that sheds water off to the sides. Debris such as leaves, needles, moss, etc. is likely to accumulate above the chimney because of the wide chimney. Leaks may occur as a result. The client should monitor this area for accumulated debris in the future. If debris is found to accumulate above the chimney, then a qualified contractor should install a cricket.
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25) Conducive conditionsDebris had accumulated in one or more gutters. This is a conducive condition for wood destroying insects since gutters may overflow and cause water to come in contact with the building exterior or make water accumulate around the foundation. Gutters should be cleaned now and as necessary in the future.
26) Conducive conditionsMoss was growing on the roof. As a result, shingles may lift or be damaged. Leaks may result and/or the roof surface may fail prematurely. This is a conducive condition for wood destroying insects and organisms. Efforts should be taken to kill the moss during its growing season (wet months). Typically zinc-based chemicals are used for this, and must be applied periodically. For information on various moss treatment products and their pros and cons, visit:
http://bryophytes.science.oregonstate.edu/page24.htm
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Photo 26-1 
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27) Conducive conditionsTrees were overhanging roof and were within 10 feet of roof vertically. This is a conducive condition for wood destroying insects and organisms since organic debris such as leaves or needles are more likely to accumulate on the roof surface. Accumulated debris may cause water to enter gaps in the roof surface and leak into attic and/or interior spaces. Trees should be pruned so they are at least 10 feet above roof, or don't overhang the roof.
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Photo 27-1 
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28) Stains were visible on the roof structure in one or more areas. These areas were dry at the time of the inspection. The stains may be caused by a past leak. Recommend asking the property owner about past leaks. The client should monitor these areas in the future, especially after heavy rains, to determine if active leaks exist. If leaks are found, a qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary.
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Photo 28-1 Above water heater
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Photo 28-2 North side of chimney
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Photo 28-3 
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Photo 28-4 
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Photo 28-5 
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Photo 28-6 
29) This asphalt or fiberglass composition roof surface had two or more layers of roofing materials. When this roof is replaced, recommend a complete "tear off", where all existing layers of roofing are removed before installing new roofing materials. For 20-year rated composition shingles, additional layers of material reduce the new roof material's lifespan as follows:
  • 16-20 years - First roof
  • 12-16 years - Second layer on existing roof

Removing existing roofing materials will significantly increase the cost of the next roof.
30) Some attic and roof structure sections were not evaluated due to lack of access from the following conditions: limited height, ducts or pipes blocking.
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Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: generator systems, 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, does not determine if this system has an adequate capacity for the client's specific needs, nor determine if this system has any reserve capacity for additions or expansion. The inspector does not operate circuit breakers as part of the inspection, install or change light bulbs, nor determine the operability of every wall switch.
Electric service condition: Appeared serviceable
Primary service type: Overhead
Number of service conductors: 2
Service voltage (volts): 120/240
Service amperage (amps): 200
Primary service overload protection type: Circuit breakers
Service entrance conductor material: Unable to determine
Main disconnect rating (amps): 200
System ground: Cold water supply pipes
Condition of main service panel: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Condition of sub: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Location of main service panel #A: Building exterior
Location of sub panel #B: North side, left of main panel
Location of main disconnect: Breaker at top of main service panel
Branch circuit wiring type: Nonmetallic sheathed
Condition of branch circuit wiring: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Solid strand aluminum branch circuit wiring present: None visible
Condition of smoke detectors: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Smoke detectors present: Yes
Carbon monoxide detectors present: Yes
31) The service drop wires to the garage were less than 10 feet above ground or walkways. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of shock. The utility company should evaluate and repair as necessary.
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Photo 31-1 North side garage
32) One or more conductors passed through panel #B without terminating at an overcurrent protection device such as a circuit breaker or fuse. Standard building practices prohibit this practice. Recommend having a qualified electrician evaluate and determine if this installation is acceptable, and make repairs if necessary.

NOTE: This appears to be an old panel box. The old wiring has been extended to the new panel. This is a substandard practice. A qualified electrician should evaluate and repair as necessary.
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Photo 32-1 Old panel box
33) This property had one or more Zinsco brand main service or sub panels (panel #A). These panels and their circuit breakers have a variety of problems including:
  • Bus bars made from aluminum that tend to oxidize and corrode
  • Breakers that don't trip under normal overload conditions
  • Breakers that appear to be tripped when they're not

These problems are a safety hazard due to the risk of fire. Recommend having a qualified electrician replace any and all Zinsco brand panels.

If the Zinsco panel(s) are not replaced, then a qualified electrician should thoroughly evaluate the panel(s) and components within and make repairs as necessary. Recommend installing smoke detectors above Zinsco panels.

For more information, visit:
http://www.inspect-ny.com/electric/Zinsco.htm
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Photo 33-1 Main panel
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Photo 33-2 Main panel
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Photo 33-3 Main panel
34) Panel #C used older style, "Edison" base fuses. This type of fuse allows anyone to install incorrectly rated fuses, possibly resulting in damage to wiring. Recommend that a qualified electrician evaluate this panel and the wiring to determine if damage has occurred, and repair or replace components and/or wiring as necessary.
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Photo 34-1 Mechanical room
35) One or more sections of wiring that weren't terminated were found. This is a potential safety hazard due to the risk of shock. A qualified electrician should evaluate and repair as necessary. For example, cutting the wire to length and terminating the wire with wire nuts in a securely anchored, covered, properly sized junction box.
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Photo 35-1 Back patio
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Photo 35-2 Back patio
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Photo 35-3 Back patio
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Photo 35-4 Above utility room
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Photo 35-5 Utility room
36) Wire splices were exposed due to not being contained in a covered junction box. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of shock and fire. A qualified electrician should evaluate and make repairs as necessary. For example, install securely mounted junction boxes with cover plates where needed to contain wiring splices.
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Photo 36-1 SE corner
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Photo 36-2 
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Photo 36-3 
37) Extension cords were being used as permanent wiring in one or more areas. They should only be used for portable equipment on a temporary basis. Using extension cords as permanent wiring poses a fire and shock hazard, and is an indication that wiring is inadequate and should be updated. Extension cords may be undersized. Connections may not be secure, resulting in power fluctuations, damage to equipment, and sparks that could start a fire. Extension cords should be removed as necessary, or a qualified electrician should evaluate and make repairs as necessary. For example, install additional circuits and/or electric receptacles.
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Photo 37-1 Micro wave alcove
38) Flexible lamp or appliance cord was being used for permanent wiring in one or more areas. This wiring is not intended to be used as permanent wiring, and poses a safety hazard of shock and fire. A qualified electrician should evaluate and make repairs as necessary.
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Photo 38-1 NW bedroom
39) receptacle boxes were loose, damaged. This is a potential safety hazard for shock or fire. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary.
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Photo 39-1 Utility room
40) Some receptacles were broken, damaged, scorched. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of shock and fire. A qualified electrician should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.
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Photo 40-1 Back patio
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Photo 40-2 SE bedroom
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Photo 40-3 Utility room
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Photo 40-4 Living room
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Photo 40-5 NE bedroom
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Photo 40-6 NW bedroom
41) Some electric receptacles had 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.
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Photo 41-1 NW bedroom
42) Two-pronged electric receptacles rather than three-pronged, grounded receptacles were installed in many areas. They are considered to be unsafe by today's standards and limit the ability to use appliances that require a ground in these rooms. Examples of appliances that require grounded receptacles include:
  • Computer hardware
  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Air conditioners
  • Clothes washers
  • Clothes dryers
  • Dishwashers
  • Kitchen food waste disposers
  • Information technology equipment
  • Sump pumps
  • Electrical aquarium equipment
  • Hand-held motor-operated tools
  • Stationary and fixed motor-operated tools
  • Light industrial motor-operated tools
  • Hedge clippers
  • Lawn mowers

This list is not exhaustive. A qualified electrician should evaluate and install grounded receptacles as per the client's needs and standard building practices.
43) Some open ground, three-pronged grounding type receptacles were found. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of shock. A qualified electrician should evaluate and make repairs as necessary.

Grounding type receptacles were first required in residential structures during the 1960s. Based on the age of this structure and/or the absence of 2-pronged receptacles, repairs should be made by correcting wiring circuits as necessary so all receptacles are grounded as per standard building practices. Replacement of three-pronged receptacles with 2-pronged receptacles is not an acceptable solution.
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Photo 43-1 Back patio
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Photo 43-2 Kitchen
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Photo 43-3 SE bedroom
44) One or more wall-mounted electric switches were within reach of shower stalls. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of shock. At a minimum, the client should be aware of the shock hazard this represents and never operate such switches while showering. Ideally, a qualified electrician should evaluate and move switches as necessary, or a qualified contractor should make modifications as necessary so wall switches are unreachable from shower stalls.
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Photo 44-1 Utility bathroom
45) One or more sections of outdoor wiring were exposed, and should be protected by conduit rated for exterior use, because the wiring is not rated for exterior use, subject to damage. A qualified electrician should evaluate and repair as necessary.
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Photo 45-1 North side garage
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Photo 45-2 North side garage
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Photo 45-3 Electric supply line to shed
46) Some conduit sections and/or fittings were loose, deteriorated, separated. This is a potential safety hazard for shock or fire. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary.
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Photo 46-1 North side garage
47) The service drop wires to the garage were in contact with trees or vegetation. The utility company should prune or remove trees as necessary to prevent straining or abrading the service drop wires.
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Photo 47-1 Electric supply line(s) to garage
48) The cover to panel #A was missing or not installed. This is a safety hazard for shock. A qualified person should replace missing components as necessary.

NOTE: Fasteners damaged.
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Photo 48-1 Main panel
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Photo 48-2 Main panel
49) Smoke detectors were missing from bedrooms, from hallways leading to bedrooms. Additional smoke detectors should be installed as necessary so a functioning one exists in each hallway leading to bedrooms, in each bedroom, and one each level of the building. For more information, visit http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/5077.html
50) One or more screws were missing from the dead front to panel #A and should be replaced. Because energized wiring may exist behind the holes with the missing screws, recommend that a qualified, licensed electrician replace these screws, or that care be taken to ensure that the new screws do not come in contact with wiring inside the panel when they are installed. Stock screws from the panel manufacturer should be used, or their equivalent.
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Photo 50-1 Main panel
51) cover plates on junction, receptacle boxes were missing. They are intended to contain fire and prevent electric shock from exposed wires. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of fire and shock. A qualified person should repair as necessary.
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Photo 51-1 Above bathroom off utility room
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Photo 51-2 Above bathroom off utility room
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Photo 51-7 Kitchen
52) 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 http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/5077.html
53) One or more electric receptacles at the following "wet" locations appeared to have no ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection: kitchen, bathroom(s), garage, exterior. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of shock. Recommend having a qualified electrician evaluate to determine if GFCI protection exists, and if not, repair as necessary. For more information, visit:
http://www.mikeholt.com/documents/nec/pdf/GFCI_requirement_page2.pdf
54) The legend for overcurrent protection devices (breakers or fuses) in panel #A, C was missing, substandard. Recommend installing, updating or correcting the legend as necessary so it's accurate. Evaluation by a qualified electrician may be necessary.
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Photo 54-1 Main panel
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Photo 54-2 Mechanical room
55) One or more lamp covers were missing, damaged and should be replaced as necessary.

NOTE: Kitchen
56) Some light fixtures were inoperable. Recommend further evaluation by replacing bulb(s) and/or consulting with the property owner. Repairs or replacement of the light fixture(s) by a qualified electrician may be necessary.
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Photo 56-1 Utility bathroom
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Photo 56-2 Kitchen
57) Many bulbs in light fixtures were missing, inoperable. As a result, some light fixtures couldn't be fully evaluated. Recommend replacing bulbs to fully evaluate fixtures where necessary.
Plumbing / Fuel Systems
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Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: private wells and sewage disposal systems; main, side and lateral sewer lines; gray water systems; pressure boosting systems; incinerating or composting toilets; fire suppression sprinkler 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 determining the existence or condition of underground or above-ground fuel tanks.
Condition of service and main line: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Location of main water meter: SW corner of lot by street.
Location of main water shut: North side
Water service: Public
Service pipe material: Copper, Galvanized steel
Condition of supply lines: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Supply pipe material: Galvanized steel
Condition of waste lines: Appeared serviceable
Waste pipe material: Not determined
Condition of fuel system: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Location of main fuel shut: South side
58) One or more sections of gas supply pipes were loose or had substandard support. Standard building practices require that gas supply piping be supported by clamps as follows:
  • Every six feet for two inch pipe
  • Every eight feet for 3/4 inch pipe
  • Every 10 feet for 1 1/4 inch pipe

A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary, and as per standard building practices.
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Photo 58-1 Above NE wing
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Photo 58-2 Above NE wing
59) One or more outside faucets were missing backflow prevention devices. These devices reduce the likelihood of polluted or contaminated water entering the potable water supply. This condition can occur when an outside faucet is left in the "on" position with a hose connected and the sprayer head turned off. When pressure in the system fluctuates, water can be drawn back into the water supply pipes from the building. If a chemical sprayer is being used with the hose, those chemicals can enter the water supply pipes.

Recommend installing backflow prevention devices on all exterior hose bibs where missing. They are available at most home improvement stores and are easily installed. For more information, visit: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/BODY_AE079
60) The local gas shut-off valve for the gas-fired furnace was damaged. Standard building practices require that each gas appliance have a local shut-off valve within easy reach of the appliance. A qualified contractor should install local shut-off valves where necessary as per standard building practices.
61) Conducive conditionsLeaks were found in one or more water supply pipes. A qualified plumber should evaluate and repair as necessary.
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Photo 61-1 North side
62) Conducive conditionsOne or more sections of water supply pipes were loose or had substandard support. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary, and as per standard building practices.
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Photo 62-1 South side
63) Major flow restriction was found at one or more sinks, bathtubs, showers, outside faucets. A qualified plumber should evaluate and repair as necessary.

NOTE: See condition #59
64) Water supply lines were routed outside and are subject to freezing. Pipe wrap or foam sleeves are inexpensive and easily installed. Recommend insulating pipes as necessary to prevent pipes from freezing and bursting.
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65) Recommend having the septic tank inspected. Recommend having the tank pumped if it was last pumped more than 3 years ago.
66) Some components of this property's plumbing system were "winterized" at the time of the inspection. The inspector was unable to fully evaluate the plumbing system. This may include toilets, sinks, bathtubs, showers, fixtures and supply, drain, waste and vent lines.
Water Heater
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Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: solar water heating systems; circulation systems. 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.
Condition of water heater: Near end of service life
Type: Tank
Estimated age: 29
Energy source: Natural gas
Capacity (in gallons): 40
Manufacturer: Kenmore
Model: 153.336460, ser #L82713841
Location of water heater: Utility room
Condition of burners: Near end of service life
Condition of venting system: Appeared serviceable
Condition of combustion air supply: Appeared serviceable
67) Excessive scale was found on the burner or pilot assemblies. This may be caused by condensation in the exhaust flue due to improper drafting and/or continuous use due to the water heater being undersized. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace the water heater as necessary.
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68) No drain line was installed for the temperature-pressure relief valve. This is a potential safety hazard due to the risk of scalding if someone is standing next to the water heater when the valve opens. A qualified plumber should install a drain line as per standard building practices. For example, extending to 6 inches from the floor, or routed so as to drain outside.
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69) The following conditions were found in the burner chamber: rust, deterioration. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary.
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70) This water heater was not fully evaluated because the following condition(s) existed: local gas shut-off turned off, pilot light off. Recommend that a full evaluation be made by a qualified person when conditions have been corrected so the appliance is operable. Note that as per the standards of practice for NACHI (http://www.nachi.org) and ASHI (www.ashi.org), the inspector is not required to operate shut-off valves, pilot lights or overcurrent protection devices, or any controls other than "normal controls".
71) The estimated useful life for most water heaters is 8 to 12 years. This water heater appears to be beyond this age and/or its useful lifespan and may need replacing at any time. Recommend budgeting for a replacement in the near future.
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.
Condition of heating system: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Location of heating system: Mechanical room
Heating type: Forced air
Fuel type: Natural gas
Approximate BTUs: 150,000 input
Manufacturer: Carrier
Model: 58GC150-3A, ser #E5-56079
Condition of burners: Appeared serviceable
Condition of venting system: Appeared serviceable
Condition of combustion air supply: Appeared serviceable
Condition of distribution system: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Distribution system: Ducts and registers
Condition of controls: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Condition of air filters: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Location of air filters: Behind return air grill
72) Significant amounts of debris, dirt and/or dust were visible in one or more sections of supply and/or return air ducts. This can be a health hazard, especially for those with allergies or respiratory problems. The Environmental Protection Association (EPA) recommends considering having ducts professionally cleaned when "ducts are clogged with excessive amounts of dust and debris and/or particles are actually released into the home from your supply registers". At a minimum, the visible debris should be thoroughly cleaned. Recommend having a qualified contractor clean the ducts. For more information on duct cleaning in relation to indoor air quality, visit: http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/airduct.html
73) The last service date of this system appeared to be more than one year ago, or the inspector was unable to determine the last service date. The client should 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 one year ago, a qualified heating and cooling contractor should 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. For more information visit: http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PREREL/prhtml05/05017.html

Because of the age and/or condition of this furnace, recommend that a qualified heating and cooling technician inspect the heat exchanger and perform a Carbon Monoxide test when it's serviced.
74) The estimated useful life for most forced air furnaces is 15 to 20 years. This furnace appeared to be beyond this age and/or its useful lifespan and may need replacing or significant repairs at any time. Recommend budgeting for a replacement in the near future.
75) Some of the insulation on distribution pipes in the attic was damaged. A qualified person should evaluate and replace or repair as necessary for better energy efficiency.
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76) One or more air supply ducts were disconnected. Increased moisture levels in unconditioned spaces and higher energy costs may result. A qualified contractor should evaluate and make permanent repairs as necessary.
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77) One or more air supply registers were damaged and should be replaced where necessary.

NOTE: Adjustment knobs missing.
78) The digital display on the thermostat was dim, or displaying readings in a substandard way. This is usually caused by a low or dead battery condition. The batteries should be replaced. If this condition persists after replacing the batteries, then a qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary.
79) One or more air filters were dirty. A qualified person should replace filter(s) as necessary. Filters should be checked monthly and maintained as necessary in the future.
Cooling / Heat Pump
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Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: humidifiers, dehumidifiers, electronic air filters; thermostat or temperature control accuracy and timed functions; cooling 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 cooling system components, does not determine if cooling systems are appropriately sized, and does not test coolant pressure. Condensation pans and drain lines may clog or leak at any time and should be monitored while in operation in the future.
Condition of cooling system and/or heat pump: Beyond service life
Location: North side
Type: Split system
Estimated age: 28 years
Approximate tonnage: 5
Manufacturer: General Electric
Condition of distribution system: See heating
Condition of controls: See heating
Condition of air filters: See heating
80) The estimated useful life for most cooling systems and heat pumps is 10 to 15 years. This system appears to be beyond this age and/or its useful lifespan and may need replacing or significant repairs at any time. Recommend budgeting for a replacement in the near future.
81) This system was malfunctioning. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary.
82) The trap in the air handler's condensate drain line was missing. Standard building practices require a U-shaped trap to be installed to prevent cool air from escaping from the drain line. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary.
83) Insulation for the outside condensing unit's refrigerant lines was missing, deteriorated in areas. This may result in reduced efficiency and increased energy costs. A qualified person should replace insulation as necessary.
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84) Vegetation such as trees, shrubs and/or vines were too close to the AC condenser. Standard building practices require that there be at least 12 inches of clearance on all sides and at least four to six feet above. Inadequate clearances around and above can result in reduced efficiency, increased energy costs and/or damage to equipment. Vegetation should be pruned and/or removed as necessary to maintain these clearances.
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Fireplaces / Stoves / Chimneys
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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, nor 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.
Condition of fireplaces, stoves: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Location #A: Living room
Fireplace type: Masonry with metal liner
Fuel type: Wood
Condition of chimneys: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Chimney type: Masonry
85) A significant amount of creosote (1/8 inch or more) was visible in flue(s) at location # A. A qualified contractor should inspect, clean, and repair if necessary now and annually in the future.
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86) The hearth at location #A was deteriorated with loose, cracked masonry, mortar. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary.
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87) The masonry chimney at location #A showed minor evidence of deterioration, including cracked masonry. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary.
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88) The masonry chimney crown at location #A was cracked. The crown is meant to keep water off of the chimney structure. The chimney can be damaged by wet masonry going through freeze-thaw cycles. A properly constructed chimney crown should:
  • Be constructed using either pre-cast concrete slabs, cast-in-place steel reinforced concrete, solid stone, or metal
  • Be sloped down from the flue a minimum of 3 inches of fall per foot of run
  • Extend a minimum of 2-1/2 inches beyond the face of the chimney on all sides
  • Not directly contact the flue liner (if installed), and this gap should be filled with flexible caulk
  • Have flashing installed between the bottom of the crown and the top of the brick chimney

A qualified chimney service contractor or mason should evaluate and repair or replace the crown as necessary.
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89) The rain cap for the chimney flue at location #A was missing. They prevent the following:
  • Rainwater entering flues and mixing with combustion deposits, creating caustic chemicals which can corrode flues
  • Rainwater entering flues and causing damage to masonry from freeze-thaw cycles

A qualified person should install or replace rain caps, or make repairs where necessary.
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90) Minor cracks, pitting and/or deterioration were found in the firebox at location #A. No repairs appear to be needed at this point, but recommend monitoring in the future.
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Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: free-standing or portable appliances such as dishwashers, trash compactors, refrigerators, freezers, ice makers; specialty appliances such as hot water dispensers, water filters and trash compactors; 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 such as dishwashers, garbage disposals, trash compactors, ovens, broilers, etc.
Condition of counters: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Condition of cabinets: Appeared serviceable
Condition of sinks and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
Condition of garbage disposal: Appeared serviceable
Condition of dishwasher: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Condition of range, cooktop: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Range, cooktop type: Electric
Condition of trash compactor: Beyond service life
91) The range can tip forward, and no anti-tip bracket appeared to be installed. This is a safety hazard since the range may tip forward when weight is applied to the open door, such as when a small child climbs on it, or if heavy objects are dropped on it. Anti-tip brackets have been sold with all free standing ranges since 1985. An anti-tip bracket should be installed to eliminate this safety hazard. For more information, visit http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/remodeling/article/0,1797,HGTV_3659_2017492,00.html
92) The dishwasher drain line was not configured with a "high loop" or "air gap". A high loop is created by routing the drain line up to the bottom surface of the counter top above, and securely fastening it to that surface. It is meant to prevent water from siphoning out of the dishwasher, and to prevent water from the sink drain or food disposal from entering the dishwasher. Some dishwashers have a built-in high loop where one is not required to be configured in the drain line. The client should try to determine if a high loop is required for this brand and model of dishwasher (review installation instructions, etc.). If one is required, or it cannot be determined if one is not required, then a qualified contractor should install a high loop as per standard building practices.

Also, no "air gap" was installed. Air gaps are another device meant to prevent water from the sink drain or food disposal from entering the dishwasher. These are required in some municipalities for new construction and when remodeling. The client should consult with a qualified contractor to determine if an air gap should be installed.
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93) The trash compactor was inoperable. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary.
94) No exhaust hood or fan was installed over the cook top. Ventilation and/or lighting may be inadequate and moisture may accumulate indoors. Recommend having a qualified contractor install a vented and lighted range hood, with the exhaust fan configured so as to vent outdoors.
95) The surface light for the range was inoperable. Recommend replacing bulb or having repairs made if necessary by a qualified person.
96) The estimated useful life for most kitchen appliances is 10 to 15 years. The following appliances appeared to be at, beyond this age and/or their useful lifespan and may need replacing at any time: dishwasher, range, trash compactor. Recommend budgeting for replacements in the near future.
97) Many counters showed moderate deterioration.
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98) Many cabinet surfaces, drawers and/or doors showed moderate wear, deterioration.
Bathrooms / Laundry / Sinks
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Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: overflow drains for tubs and sinks; bidets, 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: Utility
Location #B: Hall
Condition of counters: Appeared serviceable
Condition of cabinets: Appeared serviceable
Condition of sinks and related plumbing: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Condition of toilets: Appeared serviceable
Condition of bathtubs and related plumbing: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Condition of shower(s) and related plumbing: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Condition of ventilation systems: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Condition of laundry facilities: Appeared serviceable
Gas supply for laundry equipment present: No
240 volt receptacle for laundry equipment present: Yes
99) Conducive conditionsMajor moisture damage was found in wall areas by the shower at location #A. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary.
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100) Leaking or dripping was found at the bathtub spout at location #B. A qualified plumber should evaluate and repair as necessary.
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101) The shower diverter valve at location #B was defective. A significant amount of water came out of the bathtub spout when the shower was turned on. Water will be wasted as a result. A qualified plumber should evaluate and replace components or make repairs as necessary.
102) Conducive conditionsThe bathroom with a shower at location #B didn't have an exhaust fan installed. Moisture accumulation will occur and may damage the structure. Even if the bathroom has a window that opens, it likely does not provide adequate ventilation, especially during cold weather when the window is closed. A qualified contractor should install exhaust fans as per standard building practices where missing in bathrooms with showers.
103) The sink drain stopper mechanism at location #A was inoperable. A qualified person should repair or replace as necessary.
104) Conducive conditionsCaulk was deteriorated, stained by the wall at the bathtub at location #B. A qualified person should repair as necessary.
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105) Stains were found in the shelving or cabinet components below the sink at location #B. Plumbing leaks may have occurred in the past. Recommend consulting with the property owner about this, and if necessary, having a qualified person evaluate and repair.
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106) Counters showed moderate wear at location #A.
107) Cabinet surfaces, drawers and/or doors showed moderate wear at location #A, B.
Interior Rooms / Areas
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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; sources of obnoxious odors; cosmetic deficiencies 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 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 of odors is not within the scope of this inspection.
Exterior door material: Wood
Condition of exterior entry doors: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Condition of interior doors: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Type of windows: Aluminum, Single pane
Condition of windows: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Wall type or covering: Paneling, Wallpaper
Condition of walls: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Ceiling type or covering: Plaster
Condition of ceilings: Appeared serviceable
Flooring type or covering: Carpet
Condition of flooring: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
108) One or more exterior entrance doors were of hollow-core construction rather than solid core. This may represent a security hazard since these doors are easily broken. Hollow-core, exterior entrance doors should be replaced with solid core doors by a qualified contractor.
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109) Some exterior door hardware, including deadbolts were missing. A qualified person should repair or replace as necessary.
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110) 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. The paint found in and around this structure appeared to be intact and may be encapsulated by more recent layers of paint that are not lead-based. Regardless, recommend following precautions as described in the following links to Consumer Products Safety Commission website articles regarding possible lead paint:
http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PUBS/5054.html
http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PUBS/5055.html
111) One or more exterior doors were difficult to latch. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary.
112) Some interior doors were difficult to open or close, wouldn't latch, were misaligned. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary.
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113) Screens in some windows are damaged, deteriorated. A qualified person should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.
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114) One or more exterior doors had minor damage. A qualified person should repair or replace as necessary.
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115) Trim or jambs around one or more exterior doors was damaged. A qualified person should repair, replace or install as necessary.
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116) The weatherstrip around one or more exterior doors was missing. A qualified person should repair or replace as necessary.
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117) Deadbolts on one or more exterior doors were inoperable. A qualified person should repair as necessary.
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118) Glass in one or more exterior doors was broken. A qualified contractor should replace glass where necessary.
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119) Crank handles at some windows were missing, broken. A qualified person should repair or replace as necessary.
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120) Significant damage were found in one or more wall sections. A qualified person should repair as necessary.
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121) Trim was missing, substandard in many areas. A qualified person should repair as necessary.
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122) Carpeting in many areas was stained, deteriorated. A qualified contractor should replace as necessary
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123) Conducive conditionsThe glazing putty at some windows was deteriorated. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary. For more information, visit:
http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/12216.shtml
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124) Minor cracks and/or holes were found in walls and ceilings in one or more areas. They do not appear to be a structural concern, but the client may wish to repair these for aesthetic reasons.
125) Fixtures such as door stops were missing in one or more areas. A qualified person should install missing fixtures as per standard building practices.
126) Some windows used single-pane glass. Single-pane windows are one of the largest sources of heat loss in winter and heat gain in the summer due to their low insulating ability and high air leakage rates. They're estimated to be responsible for 25 to 50 percent of the energy used to heat and cool homes. The client should consider replacing single-pane windows with new, multi-pane windows.
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127) Screens in some windows were missing, not installed.

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