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Phone: (309) 678-5719
Inspector's phone: (309) 678-5719
Inspector: Timothy Patrick



Client(s):  Mr. & Mrs Customer
Property address:  1234 Peoria, IL.
Inspection date:  Saturday, September 3, 2016

This report published on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 11:28:44 AM CDT

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Concerns are shown and sorted according to these types:
Concern typeSafetyPoses a safety hazard
Concern typeMajor DefectCorrection likely involves a significant expense
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

General Information
1 - This is a safety concern an as such needs to be address as soon as possible.
Dryer vent obstruction.
Photo 1-1
Dryer vent twisted and constricted. Recommend correcting and cleaning. This can cause a fire (gas supply line in direct contact with vent this is not safe).

2 - Many areas and items at this property were obscured by . This often includes but is not limited to walls, floors, windows, inside and under cabinets, under sinks, on counter tops, in closets, behind window coverings, under rugs or carpets, and under or behind furniture. Areas around the exterior, under the structure, in the garage and in the attic may also be obscured by stored items. The inspector in general does not move personal belongings, furnishings, carpets or appliances. When furnishings, stored items or debris are present, all areas or items that are obscured, concealed or not readily accessible are excluded from the inspection. The client should be aware that when furnishings, stored items or debris are eventually moved, damage or problems that were not noted during the inspection may be found.

3 -
Photo 3-1
Front porch stair uneven tread, settling on right. Tripping hazard.
Photo 3-2
Stairs and landing from rear deck uneven treads, landing slabs shifted and settling.
Tripping hazard.
Photo 3-3
Stairs and landing from rear deck uneven treads, landing slabs shifted and settling.
Tripping hazard and winter ice billed up.

4 - Some composition shingles were loose. Recommend that a qualified contractor repair as necessary.
Photo 4-1
Shingle tiles raising, this will allow rain blown by wind to penetrate under shingle creating a possible leak. Recommend roofing contractor investigate.

Garage or Carport
5 - Safety eye north door inoperable, auto reverse not operating on either door.
Photo 5-1
Brick corner broken on north garage. Possibly due to small crack in brick at time of installation allowing water to freeze and expand breaking the brick. Consider sealing the exterior brick.
Photo 5-2
Damage to north garage door trim and molding.
Plumbing / Fuel Systems
7 - Based on visible components or information provided to the inspector, this property appeared to have a private sewage disposal (septic) system. 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. Generally, septic tanks should be pumped and inspected every 3 years. Depending on the type of system and municipal regulations, inspection and maintenance may be required more frequently, often annually. Recommend the following:For more information, visit:

8 - The sump pump pit was sealed (typically with bolts). As a result, the inspector was unable to determine if the pump was operable by lifting the float mechanism. Its condition is unknown. It may need repairs. If concerned, have a qualified contractor evaluate further to determine if it's serviceable.
Photo 8-1
Sump pump in basement unable to verified operation. Disassembly required.

Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition (HVAC)
9 - Because of the age and/or condition of the forced air furnace, recommend that a qualified HVAC contractor inspect the heat exchanger and perform a carbon monoxide test when it's serviced. Note that these tests are beyond the scope of a standard home inspection.
Photo 9-1
Heating and A/C unit. Evidence of condensate from A/C coil not draining properly. Recommend Service by HVAC contractor.
Photo 9-2
90% furnace unable to determine age due to requiring removing bolts. Recommend servicing by HVAC contractor.

10 - The estimated useful life for most heat pumps and air conditioning condensing units is 10-15 years. Recommend annual service.
Photo 10-1
AC condenser recommend cleaning and maintenance on annual basis.
Photo 10-2

11 - The last service date of the forced air heating/cooling system appeared to be more than 1 year ago, or the inspector was unable to determine the last service date. 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 1 year ago, recommend that a qualified HVAC contractor service this system and make repairs if necessary. Because this system has a compressor and refrigerant system, this servicing should be performed annually in the future. Any needed repairs noted in this report should be brought to the attention of the contractor when it's serviced.

Bathrooms, Laundry and Sinks
12 - The clothes dryer exhaust duct was kinked, crushed or damaged. Air flow will be restricted as a result and the clothes dryer may overheat. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of fire. Recommend that a qualified person replace or repair the duct as necessary. For more information, visit:
Photo 12-1
Dryer vent twisted and constricted. Recommend correcting and cleaning. This can cause a fire (gas supply line in direct contact with vent this is not safe).