Hensley Home Check, LLC
24 Vesta Sue Court
Jonesborough TN 37659-5704
Inspector: Michael Hensley
State of Tennessee #1378
||Mr. and Mrs. Homeowner
||Friday, September 01, 2017
This report published on Sunday, November 26, 2017 5:51:21 PM EST
The following is a summary of my findings during this inspection. Though this property had many features in excellent condition and of high quality, home inspections by nature are meant to focus on areas of concern. These are items I feel are worthy of attention, investigation, or improvement. Some conditions require a skilled specialist, and others can be easily handled by a homeowner. Please keep in mind that all homes, regardless of their age, have some number of defects. Please feel free to call or email me with any questions or concerns after reading the full report.
Exterior and Foundation
- Caulk was missing in some areas. For example, at wall penetrations. Recommend that a qualified person renew or install caulk as necessary. Where gaps are wider than 1/4 inch, an appropriate material other than caulk should be used. For more information, visit:http://www.reporthost.com/?CAULK
- Some composition shingles were damaged. Leaks can occur as a result. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend that a qualified contractor repair as necessary. For example, by replacing shingles.
- One or more gutters had a substandard slope so that significant amounts of water accumulate in them rather than draining through the downspouts. This can cause gutters to overflow, especially when debris such as leaves or needles has accumulated in them. Rainwater can come in contact with the building exterior or accumulate around the foundation as a result. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary. For example, by correcting the slope in gutters or installing additional downspouts and extensions.
- Significant amounts of debris have accumulated in one or more gutters or downspouts. 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. Recommend cleaning gutters and downspouts now and as necessary in the future.
- The functionality of, power source for and placement of smoke alarms is not determined as part of this inspection. Smoke alarms should be installed in each bedroom, in hallways leading to bedrooms, on each level and in attached garages. They have a limited lifespan and should be replaced every 10 years. Batteries in smoke alarms should be changed when taking occupancy and annually in the future. Carbon monoxide alarms should be installed near sleeping areas and on each level in homes with a fuel-burning appliance or attached garage. For more information, visit:http://www.reporthost.com/?SMKALRMhttp://www.reporthost.com/?COALRM
Plumbing / Fuel Systems
- A water softener system was installed on the premises. These are specialty systems and are excluded from this inspection. Comments in this report related to this system are made as a courtesy only and are not meant to be a substitute for a full evaluation by a qualified specialist. Water softeners typically work by removing unwanted minerals (e.g. calcium, magnesium) from the water supply. They prevent build-up of scale inside water supply pipes, improve lathering while washing, and prevent spots on dishes. Recommend consulting with the property owner about this system to determine its condition, required maintenance, age, expected remaining life, etc. For more information, visit:http://www.reporthost.com/?WTRSFThttp://www.reporthost.com/?HRDWTR
- The water heater on the left side had some dry staining present at the time of inspection. Recommend verifying with the owner about the staining and repair if needed.
Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition (HVAC)
- The inspector was unable to locate an air filter for the heat and air unit. Recommend verifying with the owner about the location of the air filter.
Bathrooms, Laundry and Sinks
Interior, Doors and Windows
Wood Destroying Organism Findings
- Evidence of past infestation of unspecified wood-destroying organism was found at location(s) #B in the form of holes in trim with visible trim damage. Recommend the following:
- Correct any conducive conditions for wood-destroying organisms mentioned in this report.
- Consult with the property owner about any history of infestation.
- Have a state-licensed pest control operator evaluate further and treat as necessary.
Located on the side of the garage leading to the kitchen exterior door.