Phone: (407) 928-5325
Inspector: Michael Cox


Home Inspection Report
Client(s): Carmen Morales
Property address: 8517 French Oak Dr.
Orlando, Fl., 32835
Inspection date: Saturday, September 19, 2009
This report published on 9/20/2009 8:53:22 PM EDT

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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:
SafetyPoses a risk of injury or death 
Repair/ReplaceRecommend repairing or replacing 
Repair/MaintainRecommend repair and/or maintenance 
MaintainRecommend ongoing maintenance 
EvaluateRecommend evaluation by a specialist 
ServiceableItem or component is in servicable condition 
CommentFor your information 

Structural Pest Inspection Concerns
Items of concern relating to the structural pest inspection are shown as follows:
WDO/WDI InfestationEvidence of infestation of wood destroying insects or organisms (Live or dead insect bodies, fungal growth, etc.) 
WDO/WDI DamageDamage caused by wood destroying insects or organisms (Rot, carpenter ant galleries, etc.) 
WDO/WDI Conducive
Conditions 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
Electric service
Water heater
Heating and cooling
Plumbing and laundry
Fireplaces, woodstoves and chimneys
Interior rooms
General information Return to table of contents
Report number: 29039
Living Square Feet: 2612
Type of building: Single family
Age of building: 1987
Property owner's name: Tashala Hawkins
Time started: 1:20
Time finished: 3:10
Inspection Fee: $225.00
Payment method: Check
Present during inspection: Client(s), Realtor(s)
Occupied: No
Weather conditions: Partly cloudy
Temperature: Warm
Ground condition: Dry
Front of structure faces: South, East
Main entrance faces: South, East
Foundation type: Slab on grade
The following items are excluded from this inspection: Private sewage disposal system, Security system, Irrigation system
Exterior Return to table of contents
Footing material: Poured in place concrete
Foundation material: Poured in place concrete
Apparent wall structure: Wood frame
Wall covering: Brick veneer, Stucco
Driveway material: Poured in place concrete
Sidewalk material: Poured in place concrete
Exterior door material: Solid core steel, Glass panel
1)   Fences and/or gates are damaged and/or deteriorated in some areas. A qualified contractor should evaluate and make repairs or replace sections as necessary.

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2)   The back patio floor appears not to be screwed don to the sub floor.Evaluation may be needed at that time.

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3) One or more downspouts have no extensions, or have extensions that are ineffective. This can result in water accumulating around the structure's foundation, or in basements and crawl spaces if they exist. Accumulated water is a conducive condition to wood destroying insects and organisms, and may also cause the foundation to settle and possibly fail over time. Repairs should be made as necessary, such as installing or repositioning splash blocks, or installing and/or repairing tie-ins to underground drain lines, so rain water is carried at least several feet away from the structure to soil that slopes down and away from the structure.

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Roof Return to table of contents
Roof inspection method: Traversed
Roof type: Cross gable
Roof covering: Asphalt or fiberglass composition shingles
Gutter & downspout material: Aluminum
Roof ventilation: Adequate
4) Debris has 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 structure's exterior or make water accumulate around the foundation. Gutters should be cleaned now and as necessary in the future.

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5) Debris such as leaves, needles, seeds, etc. have accumulated on the roof. This is a conducive condition for wood destroying insects and organisms since water may not flow easily off the roof, and may enter gaps in the roof surface. Leaks may occur as a result. Debris should be cleaned from the roof now and as necessary in the future.

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6) Trees and/or shrubs are in contact with or are close to the roof edge(s) in one or more areas. Damage to the roof may result, especially during high winds. Vegetation can also act as a conduit for wood destroying insects. Vegetation should be pruned back and/or removed as necessary to prevent damage and infestation by wood destroying insects.

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7)   Replacement shingls have been added at some time in several areas.
Attic Return to table of contents
Inspection method: Traversed
Roof structure type: Trusses
Insulation material: Fiberglass loose fill
Insulation depth: 10-12 inches.
8)   The sheeting on the underside of the attic is black with prior water staining and rot. This area should be re-evaluated by a certified roofong contractor.

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Electric service Return to table of contents
Primary service type: Underground
Primary service overload protection type: Circuit breakers
Service amperage (amps): 200
Location of main disconnect: Breaker at top of main service panel
Service entrance conductor material: Aluminum
System ground: Ground rod(s) in soil
Branch circuit wiring type: Copper
Solid strand aluminum branch circuit wiring present: No
Smoke detectors present: Yes
10)   Inside view of the eledtrical bow.

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Water heater Return to table of contents
Estimated age: 11/06
Type: Tank
Capacity (in gallons): 40
Manufacturer: General Electric
11)   1) Turn off the energy source. electric breaker or gas supply. 2)Turn off water supply valve. 3) Attach hose to the hose bibb at the base of the tank and run hose to the outside. 4)Open valve at the bottom of the tank and open the faucet nearest the tank. 5)After tank is drained, open the water valve on the top of the tank several times to flush out any remaining debris in the bottom of the tank. 6)Inspect the tank for leaks, rust, and debris too close to the tank. 7)Close valve on the bottom of the tank. 8)Open the fill valve on the top of the tank until water starts to flow from the open faucet, close the faucet. 9)Turn on the power source, breaker or gas pilot light. 10)Remove drain hose.
Heating and cooling Return to table of contents
Estimated age: >10
Primary heating system energy source: Electric
Primary heat system type: Heat pump
Primary A/C energy source: Electric
Primary Air conditioning type: Heat pump
Distribution system: Flexible ducts
Manufacturer: Carrier
Model: High effiecency
Last service date: 6/07
12)   The last service date of this system appears to be more than one year ago, or the inspector was unable to determine the last service date. The client(s) should ask the property owner(s) 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. This servicing should be performed annually in the future.
13)   The drain line for the AC should be cleaned monthly along with the filter cleaning. 1/4 cup of white vinegar and 3/4 cup of water mixture poured into the drain line will eliminate bacteria buildup and will help to keep the line free flowing.
14)   The coils show rust forming on the ends. this should be evaluated at the time of service.

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Plumbing and laundry Return to table of contents
Water pressure (psi): 85 ppsi
Water service: Public
Service pipe material: Copper
Supply pipe material: Copper
Vent pipe material: Plastic
Drain pipe material: Plastic
Waste pipe material: Not visible
15)   The dryer vent needs to be shortened and cleaned out to prevent fire danger.

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16)   There was a water leak at the valve before the meter. Utility company should be notified.

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Fireplaces, woodstoves and chimneys Return to table of contents
Woodstove type: Metal insert
Chimney type: Metal
Bathrooms Return to table of contents

17) Tile and/or grout around one or more bathtubs and shower is damaged or deteriorated. For example, deteriorated or missing grout, cracked, missing or loose tiles, etc. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair tile and/or grout as necessary.

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18)   One or more sinks stoppers does not work properly. Drain(s) should be cleared as necessary, and by a qualified plumber if necessary.

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Interior rooms Return to table of contents

19)   One or more interior closet doors are damaged and/or deteriorated and should be repaired or replaced by a qualified contractor.

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20)   One of the interior doors has a notch taken out of the center of the door.

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