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Home Detectives

Website: http://homedetectivesinc.com
Email: thehomedetectives@comcast.net
Phone: (773) 418-4029
3450 W 108th St 
Chicago IL 60655-2635 
Illinois State License 450.010599
Inspector: David Abrham

 

Summary

Client(s):  John Smith
Property address:  123 Main St.
Anytown, USA
Inspection date:  Monday, August 18, 2014

This report published on Monday, May 02, 2016 12:18:06 PM CDT

This report is the exclusive property of this inspection company and the client(s) listed in the report title. Use of this report by any unauthorized persons is prohibited.

Concerns are shown and sorted according to these types:
Concern typeSafetyPoses a safety hazard
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


General Information
1 - The water service was not turned on during the inspection. The inspector operates only "normal" controls such as faucets, and does not operate shut-off valves to the water meter or house. As a result, plumbing supply, drain waste and vent lines, traps, pumps, fixtures, and some appliances such as water heaters weren't fully evaluated. The water pressure was not determined. Recommend that a qualified person make a full evaluation of the plumbing system after the water supply is turned back on. Areas below the house should be evaluated after plumbing has been operated to check for leaks. Any problems that are found after this evaluation should be repaired by a qualified plumber.
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2 - Based on construction observed, additions, modifications to this property may have been made without the owner having attained permits or inspections from the municipality. Work may have been performed by someone other than a qualified contractor or person. Consult with the property owner about this, and if necessary research permits.

At worst case, if substantial work was performed without permits, this knowledge must be disclosed when the building is sold in the future. This can adversely affect future sales. Also, the local municipality could require costly alterations to bring the building into legal compliance or even require that the additions or modifications be removed.

Grounds
3 - Guardrails at one or more locations with drop-offs higher than 30 inches had gaps that were too large. This poses a safety hazard for children (e.g. falling, getting stuck in railing). Guardrails should not have gaps or voids that allow passage of a sphere equal to or greater than 4 inches in diameter, or 6 inches in diameter at triangular spaces between stair edges and guardrails. Recommend that a qualified contractor repair or replace guardrails per standard building practices.
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4 - Decking is weathered. Recommend power washing and replacing as needed.
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5 - Missing risers can be a safety hazard for children. Recommend installing risers.
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6 - Soil was in contact with or too close to wooden deck or porch substructure components. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Clearances to soil should be as follows:Pressure treated wood is typically rated for 25 year contact with soil, but the cut ends hidden below grade may not have been treated and can rot quickly. Support posts should be elevated above grade on concrete piers or footings, and be separated from the concrete by metal brackets or an impermeable membrane such as shingle scraps. For other components, soil should be graded and/or removed to maintain these clearances if possible. Otherwise, replacing non-treated wood with treated wood, or installing borate-based products such as Impel rods may help to prevent infestation and damage. For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?IMPEL
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7 - Fasteners for joist hangers at decks or porches were missing. All nail holes for such hardware should be filled with approved fasteners such as "Teco" nails. Recommend that a qualified person install approved fasteners where missing.
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8 - Some nails securing decking boards were loose and were not flush with the surfaces of boards. Boards are more likely to loosen and warp. This may pose a safety hazard to those with bare feet. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary. For example, by replacing nails or installing screws. Note that existing nails that are simply pounded back in will be likely to loosen again.
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Exterior and Foundation
11 - Some sections of siding and/or trim were missing, substandard. Recommend that a qualified person repair, replace or install siding or trim as necessary.
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12 - One or more exhaust duct end caps were damaged. 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 can pose a fire hazard. Recommend that a qualified person repair or replace caps as necessary.
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13 - Vegetation such as trees, shrubs and/or vines was in contact with or close to the building exterior. Vegetation can serve as a pathway for wood-destroying insects and can retain moisture against the exterior after it rains. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend pruning, moving or removing vegetation as necessary to maintain at least 6 inches of space between it and the building exterior. A 1-foot clearance is better.
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Crawl Space
14 - One or more indoor crawl space access hatches or doors were not insulated, or had substandard insulation. Recommend installing insulation as necessary and per current standards at hatches or doors for better energy efficiency.
15 - No insulation was installed under the floor above the crawl space. Recommend that a qualified person install insulation for better energy efficiency and per standard building practices. Typically this is R-19 rated fiberglass batt with the attached facing installed against the warm (floor) side.

Basement
16 - Handrails at one or more flights of stairs were missing. This is a potential fall hazard. Handrails should be installed at stairs with four or more risers or where stairs are greater than 30 inches high. Recommend that a qualified contractor install handrails where missing and per standard building practices.
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17 - Guardrails at one or more locations with drop-offs higher than 30 inches had gaps that were too large. This poses a safety hazard for children (e.g. falling, getting stuck in railing). Guardrails should not have gaps or voids that allow passage of a sphere equal to or greater than 4 inches in diameter, or 6 inches in diameter at triangular spaces between stair edges and guardrails. Recommend that a qualified contractor repair or replace guardrails per standard building practices.
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18 - Guardrails at one or more locations with drop-offs higher than 30 inches were too low. This poses a fall hazard. Guardrails should be at least 36 inches in height. Recommend that a qualified contractor replace or repair guardrails per standard building practices.

Roof
19 - Water damage and/or evidence of past leaks was found at one or more skylights. Consult with the property owner to determine if leaks have occurred, or if repairs have been made. Recommend that a qualified contractor evaluate and repair as necessary.
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20 - Lead flashing at one or more plumbing vent pipes was improperly installed. For example, shorter than the vent pipe or not bent over the edge of the vent pipe. Properly installed, the flashing should extend up and over the top edge of the pipe, and be bent down into the pipe. Otherwise, rain water can flow between the pipe and the flashing, resulting in leaks. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend that a qualified person repair per standard building practices.
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21 - Substandard installation of shingles near ridge.
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22 - Area of roof near chimney appears to have some rafters crowned/bowed creating a bump in the roof surface.
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23 - Gutter flashing was missing in two areas.
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24 - One or more roofing nails weren't fully seated and shingles were lifting or nail heads were protruding through shingle surfaces. The nails may have loosened, or were not pounded in fully when installed. Shingles are likely to be wind damaged, and 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.
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25 - One or more roof flashings were substandard. Leaks can occur as a result. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary.
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26 - Branches are in contact with the roof. This condition can cause premature deterioration of roofing material. Recommend trimming branches as needed.
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27 - 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.
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Attic and Roof Structure
28 - Home has been under renovation of a small addition and creation of a cathedral ceiling but is not completed. Recommend consulting with a qualified contractor to complete renovation to code requirements related to maintaining the structural integrity of the roof structure.
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Garage or Carport
29 - Shingles are damaged at the edge of the dormer. Recommend repairs to prevent water intrusion.
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30 - Evtrance door to second floor is missing the lockset and deadbolt.
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31 - Handrails are missing.
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32 - Electrical outlets /boxes are missing cover plates, loose outlets or have light fixtures not attached.
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33 - Exterior finish is deteriorated in a number of areas.
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34 - Cracks in the mortar joint indicate some settlement.
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35 - Three electric heaters were present and serviceable however one is loose from the wall and missing a knob.
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Electric
38 - Extension cords were being used as permanent wiring at one or more locations. They should only be used for portable equipment on a temporary basis. Using extension cords as permanent wiring is a potential fire and shock hazard, and indicates that wiring is inadequate and needs updating. Extension cords may be undersized. Connections may not be secure resulting in power fluctuations, damage to equipment, overheating and sparks that could start a fire. Recommend that a qualified electrician repair per standard building practices and eliminate extension cords for permanently installed equipment.
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39 - One or more electric receptacles (outlets) had reverse-polarity wiring, where the hot and neutral wires were reversed. This is a shock hazard. Recommend that a qualified electrician repair as necessary. For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?RPR
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40 - Smoke alarms were missing . Additional smoke alarms should be installed as necessary so a functioning alarm exists in each hallway leading to bedrooms, in each bedroom, on each level and in any attached garage. For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?SMKALRM
41 - Flexible conduit (bx or greenfield) was observed in a number of areas exceeding the maximum length of 6 feet. Recommend replacement with rigid conduit. The circles indicate other electrical boxes missing covers.
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42 - One or more cover plates for switches, receptacles (outlets) or junction boxes were missing or broken. These plates are intended to contain fire and prevent electric shock from occurring due to exposed wires. Recommend that a qualified person install cover plates where necessary.
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43 - Carbon monoxide alarms were missing from one or more sleeping areas. This is a potential safety hazard. Some states and/or municipalities require CO alarms to be installed in the vicinity of each sleeping area, on each level and in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations. Recommend installing additional carbon monoxide alarms per these standards. For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?COALRM
44 - Kitchen lights are not operable.
Kitchen under the cabinet lights are not operable.
Bedroom near kitchen has one outlet with no power and the ceiling light is inoperable.
Bathroom near living room has no power.
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45 - The drywall at two can lights is damaged. Recommend repairs to prevent the risk of electrical shock.
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46 - Water supply pipe obstructs sub panel access door from opening 90 degrees.
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47 - The legend for circuit breakers or fuses in panel(s) #A, B was missing, incomplete, illegible or confusing. This is a potential shock or fire hazard in the event of an emergency when power needs to be turned off. Recommend correcting the legend so it's accurate, complete and legible. Evaluation by a qualified electrician may be necessary.
48 - The service drop wires were in contact with trees or vegetation. This can result in damage to wiring insulation or broken wires during high winds. Recommend pruning trees or vegetation as necessary. The utility company may prune trees at no charge.
49 - One circuit breaker in panel(s) #A were in the tripped position. Consult with the property owner to determine why breakers were tripped or off, and that a qualified electrician evaluate and repair if necessary. Note that the inspector does not operate circuit breakers.

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50 - Bulbs in one or more light fixtures were missing or broken. These light fixtures couldn't be fully evaluated. If replacement bulbs are inoperable, then recommend that a qualified electrician evaluate and repair or replace light fixtures as necessary.
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Plumbing / Fuel Systems
54 - Galvanized pipe was used for the gas line near the gas meter. Recommend replacing with the proper (black pipe) material.
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55 - The copper water service pipe was embedded in concrete or masonry where it was routed through the foundation, and no protection from damage due to thermal expansion was visible. Copper pipes embedded in concrete or masonry should be wrapped with an approved tape or installed through a sleeve for abrasion protection. Recommend that a qualified contractor repair per standard building practices.
56 - The main water shut-off valve was leaking. Recommend that a qualified plumber repair or replace the valve as necessary. Possible mold growth on wall.
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57 - An open/ uncapped pipe was located in the basement.
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58 - Some or all of the water supply and drain or vent pipes were made of galvanized steel. Based on the age of this structure and the 40-60 year useful life of this piping, it will likely need replacing in the future. Leaks can develop, flooding and/or water damage may occur, flow can be restricted due to scale accumulating inside the piping, and water may be rusty. Note that it is beyond the scope of this inspection to determine what percentage of the piping is older, galvanized steel, as much of it is concealed in wall, floor and/or ceiling cavities. Recommend the following:For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?GALVPIPE
59 - Copper water pipe was mounted on the wall in the rear bathroom. Recommend consulting the building department for code compliance.
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60 - A sewage ejector pump 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. These systems are typically sealed and involve moving parts. They are subject to clogging and/or damage from disposal of items such as disposable diapers and sanitary napkins. Recommend that this pump and related equipment (piping, valves, etc.) be evaluated by a qualified plumber and repaired if necessary. This should be done per the manufacturer's recommendations in the future, or annually if unable to verify the manufacturer's recommendations. Typically, these pumps have a lifespan of 7-10 years. For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?SEWEJPMP
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Water Heater
66 - The drain line is missing for the TPR valve. A drain line should be installed to within 6 inches of the floor to prevent scalding in the event the TPR valves releases pressure.
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67 - Appears to be a water leak at the cold water pipe.
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68 - Corrosion is evident at the base of the water heater.
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Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition (HVAC)
70 - The boiler burner flames "rolled out" of the combustion chamber. This is a fire hazard due to the possibility of excessive heat damaging heating components, controls and wiring. Recommend that a qualified heating contractor evaluate and repair as necessary.

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71 - The water pipes for the heating system appear to be wrapped with asbestos. Recommend evaluation by a qualified asbestos removal contractor about determination of material type, condition and environmental safety.
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72 - Corrosion in the burner area. Recommend evaluation by an HVAC contractor or replacement of boiler due to age.
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Fireplaces, Stoves, Chimneys and Flues
74 - No spark screen or rain cap was installed at one or more chimney flue terminations. Spark screens reduce the chance of embers exiting the flue and causing fires. They also prevent wildlife (e.g. birds, rodents, raccoons) from entering flues. Rain caps prevent water from entering flues, mixing with combustion deposits and creating caustic chemicals which can corrode flues. They also prevent damage to masonry from freeze-thaw cycles and prevent metal components (e.g. dampers, metal firebox liners) from rusting. Recommend that a qualified person install rain caps with spark screens per standard building practices where missing. Stone cap is also missing
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75 - One or more metal flue caps for B-vent or L-vent flues were substandard. Such metal flues should terminate with a bird-proof and weatherproof cap. Recommend that a qualified person repair per standard building practices
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76 - One or more wood-burning fireplaces or stoves were found at the property. When such devices are used, they should be professionally inspected and cleaned annually to prevent creosote build-up and to determine if repairs are needed. The National Fire Protection Association states that a "Level 2" chimney inspection should be performed with every sale or transfer of property with a wood-burning device. Recommend consulting with the property owner about recent and past servicing and repairs to all wood-burning devices and chimneys or flues at this property. Recommend that a qualified specialist evaluate all wood-burning devices and chimneys, and clean and repair as necessary. Note that if a wood stove insert is installed, it may need to be removed for such an evaluation. For more information, search for "chimney inspection" at:
http://www.reporthost.com/?CSIA
77 - The brick chimney was moderately deteriorated. For example, loose or missing mortar, cracked, broken, loose or spalled bricks. Loose bricks can pose a safety hazard, and deteriorated masonry can allow water to infiltrate the chimney structure and cause further damage. Recommend that a qualified contractor repair as necessary.
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78 - A fan was installed in the heat vent for the fireplace. The cover is loose.
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79 - Soot deposits were found above the fireplace. This often indicates an inadequate draw, and can be caused by a variety of problems including an incorrect chimney configuration or a chimney blocked by creosote or debris. Recommend that a qualified chimney service contractor evaluate and repair or perform maintenance as necessary.
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Kitchen
80 - The range could tip forward. An anti-tip bracket may not be installed. This is a potential safety hazard since the range can 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. Recommend installing an anti-tip bracket to eliminate this safety hazard. For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?ATB
81 - 2 cooktop burner(s) were inoperable. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary.
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82 - The light in the exhaust hood was inoperable. Recommend replacing light bulb(s) or that repairs be made by a qualified person if necessary.
83 - A kitchen addition was started but not completed. Addition exterior wall appears to rest on an existing concrete slab. Inspector was unable to determine the presence of a footing. Recommend evaluation by a qualified contractor or the local building department.
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Bathrooms, Laundry and Sinks
84 - The clothes dryer was equipped with a vinyl or mylar, accordion-type, flexible exhaust duct. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission considers these types of ducts to be unsafe, and a fire hazard. They can trap lint and are susceptible to kinks or crushing, which can greatly reduce the air flow and cause overheating. Recommend that such ducts be replaced with a rigid or corrugated semi-rigid metal duct, and by a qualified contractor if necessary. For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?DRYER
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85 - The toilet at location(s) #B was loose where it attached to the floor. Leaks can occur. Flooring, the sub-floor or areas below may get damaged. Sewer gases can enter living spaces. Recommend that a qualified contractor remove the toilet(s) for further evaluation and repair if necessary. A new wax ring should be installed and toilet(s) should be securely anchored to the floor to prevent movement and leaking.
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86 - Vinyl flooring in bathroom at location(s) #B was deteriorated. Water can damage the the sub-floor as a result. Recommend that a qualified contractor replace or repair flooring as necessary.
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87 - The bathtub drain stopper mechanism at location(s) #A was missing. Recommend that a qualified person repair or replace as necessary.
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Interior, Doors and Windows
88 - A door swung outward over one or more sets of stairs, and either no landing was installed, or the landing didn't extend at least 20 inches beyond the outermost swing area of the door. This a safety hazard since someone standing on the stairs can fall or be pushed backwards if the door is opened. Recommend that a qualified contractor repair per standard building practices.
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89 - A closet was constructed near the front entrance. The wall is in contact with the radiator. It is not recommended for a radiator to be in contact with possible flammable materials.
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90 - Stains were found in one or more ceiling areas. The inspector was unable to determine if an active leak exists (e.g. recent dry weather, inaccessible height). Recommend asking the property owner about this, monitoring the stains in the future, and/or having a qualified contractor evaluate and repair if necessary.
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91 - One or more skylights appeared to have an active leak. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary.
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92 - Rear entrance opens to a washroom. Door does not clear sink. Recommend inquiring with building department for code compliance. Door may have to be removed.
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93 - Some exterior door hardware, including locksets were inoperable. Recommend that a qualified person repair or replace as necessary.

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94 - Handle is missing on one window
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95 - One or more walls were damaged. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary.
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96 - Vinyl, linoleum or marmoleum flooring in one or more areas was deteriorated. If in a wet area, water can damage the sub-floor as a result. Recommend that a qualified contractor replace or repair flooring as necessary.
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97 - The rear and side entrance doors had a step that exceeded 8 inches. This condition can pose a trip hazard.
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98 - Storm door is missing at side entrance.
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99 - The basement windows are deteriorated. Recommend replacement.
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100 - Baseboard is missing in a number of areas.
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101 - Trim cap for bathtub tile in bathroom A does not match the tile. (short)
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102 - Lock mechanisms on one or more windows were missing. This can pose a security risk. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary.
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103 - Wood flooring in one or more areas was significantly worn, deteriorated or damaged. Recommend that a qualified contractor refinish wood flooring as necessary.
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104 - Minor cracks, nail pops and/or blemishes were found in walls and/or ceilings in one or more areas. Cracks and nail pops are common, are often caused by lumber shrinkage or minor settlement, and can be more or less noticeable depending on changes in humidity. They did not appear to be a structural concern, but the client may wish to repair these for aesthetic reasons. For recurring cracks, consider using an elastic crack covering product:
http://www.reporthost.com/?ECC