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Inspection Report Jerome Fiodaliso Property Address: 905 Second Street Ocean City NJ 08226 905 Second Street, Ocean City, New Jersey 08226 First Choice Property Inspection, LLC. Edward Martino 24GI00096300 11 Evergreen Trail Medford, NJ. 08055 Table of Contents Cover Page.................................................................1 Table of Contents........................................................3 Intro Page ...................................................................4 Safety & Priority Items ................................................6 General Summary.......................................................9 1 Exterior...................................................................14 2 Roofing...................................................................22 3 Built-In Kitchen Appliances ....................................28 4 Interiors..................................................................30 5 Plumbing System...................................................37 6 Electrical System...................................................40 7 Structural Components ..........................................43 8 Heating / Central Air Conditioning..........................46 9 Insulation and Ventilation.......................................49 10 Garage.................................................................50 Date: 7/19/2014 Time: 1000 hrs Report ID: 3499 Property: 905 Second Street Ocean City NJ 08226 Customer: Jerome Fiodaliso Real Estate Professional: Jim Marshall Comment Key or Definitions The following definitions of comment descriptions represent this inspection report. All comments by the inspector should be considered before purchasing this home. Any recommendations by the inspector to repair or replace suggests a second opinion or further inspection by a qualified contractor. All costs associated with further inspection fees and repair or replacement of item, component or unit should be considered before you purchase the property. Inspected (IN) = I visually observed the item, component or unit and if no other comments were made then it appeared to be functioning as intended allowing for normal wear and tear. Not Inspected (NI)= I did not inspect this item, component or unit and made no representations of whether or not it was functioning as intended and will state a reason for not inspecting. Not Present (NP) = This item, component or unit is not in this home or building. Repair or Replace (RR) = The item, component or unit is not functioning as intended, or needs further inspection by a qualified contractor. Items, components or units that can be repaired to satisfactory condition may not need replacement. This home is older than 30 years and the home inspector considers this while inspecting. It is common to have areas that no longer comply with current requirements. This is not a new home and this home cannot be expected to meet current standards. While this inspection makes every effort to point out safety issues, it does not inspect for code. It is common that homes of any age will have had repairs performed and some repairs may not be in a workmanlike manner. Some areas may appear less than standard. This inspection looks for items that are not functioning as intended. It does not grade the repair. It is common to see old plumbing or mixed materials. Sometimes water signs in crawlspaces or basements could be years old from a problem that no longer exists. Or, it may still need further attention and repair. Determining this can be difficult on an older home. Sometimes in older homes there are signs of damage to wood from wood eating insects. Having this is typical and fairly common. If the home inspection reveals signs of damage you should have a pest control company inspect further for activity and possible hidden damage. The home inspection does not look for possible manufacturer re-calls on components that could be in this home. Always consider hiring the appropriate expert for any repairs or further inspection. Standards of Practice: New Jersey Standardards of Practice 13:40-15.16 In Attendance: Customer and their agent Type of building: Duplex Residential, Townhome Style of Home: Town home Approximate age of building: Over 25 Years Home Faces: South, West Temperature: Over 70(F) = 21.1(C) Weather: Partly Cloudy Ground/Soil surface condition: Dry Rain in last 3 days: No Radon Test: No Safety & Priority Items First Choice Property Inspection, LLC. 11 Evergreen Trail Medford, NJ. 08055 Customer Jerome Fiodaliso Address 905 Second Street Ocean City NJ 08226 1. Exterior 1.4 Decks, Balconies, Stoops, Steps, Areaways, Porches, Patio/Cover and Applicable Railings Repair or Replace The guardrails on upper level deck at the rear of home is weak and is failing Handrail assemblies and guards shall be able to resist a single concentrated load of 200 pounds (0.89kN), applied in any direction at any point along the top, and have attachment devices and supporting structure to transfer this loading to appropriate structural elements of the building. A fall or injury could occur if not corrected A repair or replacement is needed. A qualified contractor should perform the work. 2. Roofing 2.0 Roof Coverings Repair or Replace The roof covering is old, shingle tabs are missing and the service life of covering has expired. The covering does need to be replaced. The roof sheathing is soft at skylights, roof edge at rear of home and chimney base and will need to be replaced. Some areas need patching with tar to prevent current leaks from causing further damage to roof structure. 3. Built-In Kitchen Appliances 3.3 Ranges/Ovens/Cooktops Repair or Replace Since 1991, after voluntary safety standardsï have been developed by UL (Underwriter Laboratories) and ANSI (American National Standards Institute), gas and electric stove installer are required to install 3. Built-In Kitchen Appliances provided by the manufacturer anti-tip brackets. Also, kitchen stove must remain stable when 250 pounds of pressure is applied to the open oven door for five minutes. Anti-tip device for the kitchen stove is not installed properly and not functioning. Anti-tip brackets are metal devices designed to prevent freestanding ranges from tipping. They are normally attached to a rear leg of the range or screwed into the wall behind the range, and are included in all installation kits. A unit that is not equipped with these devices may tip over if enough weight is applied to its open door, such as that from a large Thanksgiving turkey, or even a small child. A falling range can crush, scald, or burn anyone caught beneath. Recommend this device be installed by a qualified tradesman. 4. Interiors 4.0 Ceilings Repair or Replace (1) The ceiling reveals a water stain indicating a leak did or still exists at the rear Bedroom, Hallway and Master Bedroom from roof damaged mentioned in section 2.0 of this report. The moisture meter was used and it recorded 19% or higher, which indicates the leak has not been corrected. The repair work will involve the removal of covering in order to inspect for microbial growth and repair the framing. The extent of damage cannot be realized until the covering is removed. Visible microbial growth is present in the front master bedroom ceiling. I recommend you contact a mold remediation expert expert for investigation or correction as needed. A qualified tradesman should repair or replace.. 4.6 Windows (representative number) Repair or Replace (2) One window difficult to operate is not considered a functional window at the Kitchen. This is a safety issue in the event of an emergency and should be repaired. A qualified tradesman should repair or replace. 6. Electrical System 6.1 Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels Repair or Replace The service panel has been replaced recently, however there is not an 'Approved' inspection sticker on service panel. I recommend that prior to closing a check of municipal records pertaining to this property be made ensure that any necessary permits were obtained for repairs, upgrades, modifications and additions, and that these permits were subsequently approved by municipal authorities after work was completed, This home inspection does not include research on the property's permitting history. 6.3 Connected Devices and Fixtures (Observed from a representative number operation of ceiling fans, lighting fixtures, switches and receptacles located inside the house, garage, and on the dwelling's exterior walls) Repair or Replace (1) The light fixture is loose at the Garage ceiling. This is a safety issue that needs to be corrected. A qualified licensed electrical contractor should perform repairs that involve wiring. (2) One outlet is loose in wall in the family room. This is a safety issue that needs to be corrected. A qualified licensed electrical contractor should perform repairs that involve wiring. 6.5 Operation of GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters) Repair or Replace 6. Electrical System The exterior outlets are GFCI protected. The home was built in 1988. GFCI devices were required 1971 at exterior locations, 1975 in bathrooms and exterior, 1978 in garages, 1987 in kitchens and unfinished basements, 1990 in crawlspaces. For personal safety I recommend installation of GFCI devices in the above mentioned areas. A qualified licensed electrical contractor should perform repairs that involve wiring. This is for your information. Prepared Using HomeGauge http://www.HomeGauge.com : Licensed To Edward Martino General Summary First Choice Property Inspection, LLC. 11 Evergreen Trail Medford, NJ. 08055 Customer Jerome Fiodaliso Address 905 Second Street Ocean City NJ 08226 The following items or discoveries indicate that these systems or components do not function as intended or adversely affects the habitability of the dwelling; or warrants further investigation by a specialist, or requires subsequent observation. This summary shall not contain recommendations for routine upkeep of a system or component to keep it in proper functioning condition or recommendations to upgrade or enhance the function or efficiency of the home. This Summary is not the entire report. The complete report may include additional information of concern to the customer. It is recommended that the customer read the complete report. 1. Exterior 1.0 Wall Cladding Flashing and Trim Repair or Replace (1) The Cedar siding at the front, sides and rear of home has lifted nails and needs tightened is deteriorated along bottom edge is loose and deteriorated. Further warping of siding can occur if loose nails are not tightened Storm water and insects could enter behind finished wall. A qualified tradesman should repair or replace.. (2) The Stucco coating at the garage is deteriorated along bottom edge. Because of the extent of deterioration it is possible for some framing to be deteriorated. A skilled masonry contractor should perform repair. 1.1 Eaves, Soffits and Fascias Repair or Replace The exposed eave needs prep, primer and paint at the covered car port. This is a maintenance issue to extend service life of building components. 1.2 Doors (Exterior) Repair or Replace (1) The rear entry door is deteriorated corroded at door panel and at bottom of jamb. Warped/damaged doors usually cannot be corrected a replacement is needed. A qualified tradesman should replace door and jamb. While this repair will work, most tradesmen will recognize it as sub-standard. 1. Exterior (2) The garage closet door rubs at top jamb when closing and latch is installed backwards=. This is a maintenance issue and is for your information. A qualified person should perform repair. 1.4 Decks, Balconies, Stoops, Steps, Areaways, Porches, Patio/Cover and Applicable Railings Repair or Replace The guardrails on upper level deck at the rear of home is weak and is failing Handrail assemblies and guards shall be able to resist a single concentrated load of 200 pounds (0.89kN), applied in any direction at any point along the top, and have attachment devices and supporting structure to transfer this loading to appropriate structural elements of the building. A fall or injury could occur if not corrected A repair or replacement is needed. A qualified contractor should perform the work. 1.5 Vegetation, Grading, Drainage, Driveways, Patio Floor, Walkways and Retaining Walls (With respect to their effect on the condition of the building) Repair or Replace The are fiberglass floor on the front entry, second floor front balcony and rear second floor balcony are beginning to deteriorate. Water can cause further deterioration if not repaired and sealed properly. A qualified tradesman should repair or replace.. 2. Roofing 2.0 Roof Coverings Repair or Replace The roof covering is old, shingle tabs are missing and the service life of covering has expired. The covering does need to be replaced. The roof sheathing is soft at skylights, roof edge at rear of home and chimney base and will need to be replaced. Some areas need patching with tar to prevent current leaks from causing further damage to roof structure. 2.1 Flashings Repair or Replace The chimney is not flashed properly. The metal flashing did not weave under chimney chase siding and allows storm water to enter into roof structure Roof sheathing needs to be replaced in this area. This will involve some shingle replacement. A qualified roofing contractor should inspect further and correct as needed. 3. Built-In Kitchen Appliances 3.3 Ranges/Ovens/Cooktops Repair or Replace Since 1991, after voluntary safety standardsï have been developed by UL (Underwriter Laboratories) and ANSI (American National Standards Institute), gas and electric stove installer are required to install provided by the manufacturer anti-tip brackets. Also, kitchen stove must remain stable when 250 pounds of pressure is applied to the open oven door for five minutes. Anti-tip device for the kitchen stove is not installed properly and not functioning. Anti-tip brackets are metal devices designed to prevent freestanding ranges from tipping. They are normally attached to a rear leg of the range or screwed into the wall behind the range, and are included in all installation kits. A unit that is not equipped with these devices may tip over if enough weight is applied to its open door, such as that from a large Thanksgiving turkey, or even a small child. A falling range can crush, scald, or burn anyone caught beneath. Recommend this device be installed by a qualified tradesman. 4. Interiors 4.0 Ceilings Repair or Replace (1) The ceiling reveals a water stain indicating a leak did or still exists at the rear Bedroom, Hallway and Master Bedroom from roof damaged mentioned in section 2.0 of this report. The moisture meter was used and it recorded 19% or higher, which indicates the leak has not been corrected. The repair work will involve the removal of covering in order to inspect for microbial growth and repair the framing. The extent of damage cannot be realized until the covering is removed. Visible microbial growth is present in the front master bedroom ceiling. I recommend you contact a mold remediation expert expert for investigation or correction as needed. A qualified tradesman should repair or replace.. (2) The Sheetrock on the ceiling reveals a water stain indicating a leak exists at the Living Room ceiling below the hall bath toilet above. The moisture meter was used and it recorded 19% or higher, which indicates the leak has not been corrected. The repair work will likely involve the removal of covering in order to inspect for microbial growth and repair the framing. The extent of damage cannot be realized until the covering is removed. A qualified tradesman should repair or replace.. 4.1 Walls Repair or Replace The sheetrock on the wall shows wet stains indicating moisture or intrusion is occurring as a result of roof leak mentioned in section 2.0 of this report. Water is entering behind covering and needs correcting at the second floor Laundry room closet. The moisture meter was used and it recorded 19% or higher, which indicates the leak has not been corrected. The repair work will likely involve the removal of covering in order to inspect for microbial growth and repair the framing. The extent of damage cannot be realized until the covering is removed. A qualified tradesman should repair or replace.. 4.5 Doors (representative number) Repair or Replace The Entry door needs strike and latch adjustment to shut tight at the Master Bath. This is a small repair. A qualified person should perform repair. 4.6 Windows (representative number) Repair or Replace (1) Two windows missing lock hardware one at the Master Bedroom and one at the Dining Room. This is a small repair. A qualified person should perform repair. (2) One window difficult to operate is not considered a functional window at the Kitchen. This is a safety issue in the event of an emergency and should be repaired. A qualified tradesman should repair or replace. 5. Plumbing System 5.0 Plumbing Drain, Waste and Vent Systems Repair or Replace The main waste line leaks at condensate drain line connection in garage. Repairs are needed. Sewage leaking is unsanitary, causing damage to building and contributing to microbial growth. A qualified licensed plumber should repair or correct as needed. 5.1 Plumbing Water Supply, Distribution System and Fixtures Repair or Replace The toilet is loose and needs to be secured and leaks at floor when flushed at the hall bath. Repairs may involve re-setting the toilet on a new wax seal and possibly pipe flange repair. A qualified licensed plumber should repair or correct as needed. 6. Electrical System 6.1 Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels Repair or Replace The service panel has been replaced recently, however there is not an 'Approved' inspection sticker on service panel. I recommend that prior to closing a check of municipal records pertaining to this property be made ensure that any necessary permits were obtained for repairs, upgrades, modifications and additions, and that these permits were subsequently approved by municipal authorities after work was completed, This home inspection does not include research on the property's permitting history. 6.3 Connected Devices and Fixtures (Observed from a representative number operation of ceiling fans, lighting fixtures, switches and receptacles located inside the house, garage, and on the dwelling's exterior walls) Repair or Replace (1) The light fixture is loose at the Garage ceiling. This is a safety issue that needs to be corrected. A qualified licensed electrical contractor should perform repairs that involve wiring. (2) One outlet is loose in wall in the family room. This is a safety issue that needs to be corrected. A qualified licensed electrical contractor should perform repairs that involve wiring. 6.5 Operation of GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters) Repair or Replace The exterior outlets are GFCI protected. The home was built in 1988. GFCI devices were required 1971 at exterior locations, 1975 in bathrooms and exterior, 1978 in garages, 1987 in kitchens and unfinished basements, 1990 in crawlspaces. For personal safety I recommend installation of GFCI devices in the above mentioned areas. A qualified licensed electrical contractor should perform repairs that involve wiring. This is for your information. 7. Structural Components 7.6 Roof Structure and Attic Repair or Replace The plywood sheathing deteriorated as a result from a leak (above the hallway). The roof sheathing needs to be replaced in this area. This will involve shingles and flashing. A qualified contractor should repair as needed. See Note 2.1 8. Heating / Central Air Conditioning 8.0 Heating Equipment Repair or Replace The gas furnace would not operate when tested. Deposits on interior parts indicate the need to service. The furnace is 32 years old and beyond its recommended service life. Recommend replacement by a qualified HVCA technician. 8.1 Distribution Systems (including fans, pumps, ducts and piping, with supports, insulation, air filters, registers, radiators, fan coil units and convectors) Repair or Replace The filter is wrong size and does not fit properly. The furnace is circulating unfiltered air, shorting units service life. A qualified HVAC technician should perform repair 8. Heating / Central Air Conditioning 8.4 Solid Fuel Heating Devices (Fireplaces, Woodstove) Repair or Replace The damper for fireplace at the same location is rusted tight or "seized" (non-operational) and handle linkage is damaged. Repairs should be made so unit works properly. I recommend a qualified contractor inspect and repair as needed. 9. Insulation and Ventilation 9.2 Ventilation of Attic and Foundation Areas Repair or Replace I recommend increasing the ventilation in attic when roof covering is replaced by installing a ridge and soffit vent system. 9.5 Attic Access Door Insulation Repair or Replace The attic access in Hallway is not insulated. This can cause some heat loss in winter and loss of cool air in summer if not corrected. A qualified person should perform repair. Home inspectors are not required to report on the following: Life expectancy of any component or system; The causes of the need for a repair; The methods, materials, and costs of corrections; The suitability of the property for any specialized use; Compliance or non-compliance with codes, ordinances, statutes, regulatory requirements or restrictions; The market value of the property or its marketability; The advisability or inadvisability of purchase of the property; Any component or system that was not observed; The presence or absence of pests such as wood damaging organisms, rodents, or insects; or Cosmetic items, underground items, or items not permanently installed. Home inspectors are not required to: Offer warranties or guarantees of any kind; Calculate the strength, adequacy, or efficiency of any system or component; Enter any area or perform any procedure that may damage the property or its components or be dangerous to the home inspector or other persons; Operate any system or component that is shut down or otherwise inoperable; Operate any system or component that does not respond to normal operating controls; Disturb insulation, move personal items, panels, furniture, equipment, plant life, soil, snow, ice, or debris that obstructs access or visibility; Determine the presence or absence of any suspected adverse environmental condition or hazardous substance, including but not limited to mold, toxins, carcinogens, noise, contaminants in the building or in soil, water, and air; Determine the effectiveness of any system installed to control or remove suspected hazardous substances; Predict future condition, including but not limited to failure of components; Since this report is provided for the specific benefit of the customer(s), secondary readers of this information should hire a licensed inspector to perform an inspection to meet their specific needs and to obtain current information concerning this property. Prepared Using HomeGauge http://www.HomeGauge.com : Licensed To Edward Martino IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace 1. Exterior The home inspector shall observe: Wall cladding, flashings, and trim; Entryway doors and a representative number of windows; Garage door operators; Decks, balconies, stoops, steps, areaways, porches and applicable railings; Eaves, soffits, and fascias; and Vegetation, grading, drainage, driveways, patios, walkways, and retaining walls with respect to their effect on the condition of the building. The home inspector shall: Describe wall cladding materials; Operate all entryway doors and a representative number of windows; Operate garage doors manually or by using permanently installed controls for any garage door operator; Report whether or not any garage door operator will automatically reverse or stop when meeting reasonable resistance during closing; and Probe exterior wood components where deterioration is suspected. The home inspector is not required to observe: Storm windows, storm doors, screening, shutters, awnings, and similar seasonal accessories; Fences; Presence of safety glazing in doors and windows; Garage door operator remote control transmitters; Geological conditions; Soil conditions; Recreational facilities (including spas, saunas, steam baths, swimming pools, tennis courts, playground equipment, and other exercise, entertainment, or athletic facilities); Detached buildings or structures; or Presence or condition of buried fuel storage tanks. The home inspector is not required to: Move personal items, panels, furniture, equipment, plant life, soil, snow, ice or debris that obstructs access or visibility. IN NI NP RR Items • 1.0 Wall Cladding Flashing and Trim Siding Style: Bevel Siding Material: Cedar Comments: IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN NI NP RR Items 1.0 Item 1(Picture) Rear of Home 1.0 Item 2(Picture) right side (from street) 1.0 Item 3(Picture) right side (from street) IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN NI NP RR Items 1.0 Item 4(Picture) Second floor balcony 1.0 Item 5(Picture) Second floor balcony 1.0 Item 6(Picture) Second floor balcony IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN NI NP RR Items (1) The Cedar siding at the front, sides and rear of home has lifted nails and needs tightened is deteriorated along bottom edge is loose and deteriorated. Further warping of siding can occur if loose nails are not tightened Storm water and insects could enter behind finished wall. A qualified tradesman should repair or replace.. 1.0 Item 7(Picture) (2) The Stucco coating at the garage is deteriorated along bottom edge. Because of the extent of deterioration it is possible for some framing to be deteriorated. A skilled masonry contractor should perform repair. • 1.1 Eaves, Soffits and Fascias Comments: 1.1 Item 1(Picture) The exposed eave needs prep, primer and paint at the covered car port. This is a maintenance issue to extend service life of building components. • 1.2 Doors (Exterior) Exterior Entry Doors: Steel IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN NI NP RR Items Comments: 1.2 Item 1(Picture) (1) The rear entry door is deteriorated corroded at door panel and at bottom of jamb. Warped/damaged doors usually cannot be corrected a replacement is needed. A qualified tradesman should replace door and jamb. While this repair will work, most tradesmen will recognize it as sub-standard. IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN NI NP RR Items 1.2 Item 2(Picture) 1.2 Item 3(Picture) IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN NI NP RR Items (2) The garage closet door rubs at top jamb when closing and latch is installed backwards=. This is a maintenance issue and is for your information. A qualified person should perform repair. • 1.3 Windows Comments: Operational • 1.4 Decks, Balconies, Stoops, Steps, Areaways, Porches, Patio/Cover and Applicable Railings Appurtenance: Deck Comments: IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN NI NP RR Items 1.4 Item 1(Picture) Rear balcony of Home 1.4 Item 2(Picture) Rear balcony of Home The guardrails on upper level deck at the rear of home is weak and is failing Handrail assemblies and guards shall be able to resist a single concentrated load of 200 pounds (0.89kN), applied in any direction at any point along the top, and have attachment devices and supporting structure to transfer this loading to appropriate structural elements of the building. A fall or injury could occur if not corrected A repair or replacement is needed. A qualified contractor should perform the work. • 1.5 Vegetation, Grading, Drainage, Driveways, Patio Floor, Walkways and Retaining Walls (With respect to their effect on the condition of the building) Driveway: Dirt Comments: IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN NI NP RR Items 1.5 Item 1(Picture) Deterioration visible under front porch The are fiberglass floor on the front entry, second floor front balcony and rear second floor balcony are beginning to deteriorate. Water can cause further deterioration if not repaired and sealed properly. A qualified tradesman should repair or replace.. IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace The exterior of the home was inspected and reported on with the above information. While the inspector makes every effort to find all areas of concern, some areas can go unnoticed. Please be aware that the inspector has your best interest in mind. Any repair items mentioned in this report should be considered before purchase. It is recommended that qualified contractors be used in your further inspection or repair issues as it relates to the comments in this inspection report. 2. Roofing The home inspector shall observe: Roof covering; Roof drainage systems; Flashings; Skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations; and Signs of' leaks or abnormal condensation on building components. The home inspector shall: Describe the type of roof covering materials; and Report the methods used to observe the roofing. The home inspector is not required to: Walk on the roofing; or Observe attached accessories including but not limited to solar systems, antennae, and lightning arrestors. IN NI NP RR Items • 2.0 Roof Coverings Roof Covering: 3-Tab fiberglass, Architectural Viewed roof covering from: Walked roof Comments: IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN NI NP RR Items 2.0 Item 1(Picture) Sheathing is soft 2.0 Item 2(Picture) Sheathing is soft 2.0 Item 3(Picture) Sheathing is soft IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN NI NP RR Items 2.0 Item 4(Picture) Sheathing is soft 2.0 Item 5(Picture) Sheathing is soft 2.0 Item 6(Picture) Plywood damaged and shingles missing IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN NI NP RR Items 2.0 Item 7(Picture) Shingles missing 2.0 Item 8(Picture) Shingles missing 2.0 Item 9(Picture) Front roof: shingles deteriorated and soft plywood IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN NI NP RR Items The roof covering is old, shingle tabs are missing and the service life of covering has expired. The covering does need to be replaced. The roof sheathing is soft at skylights, roof edge at rear of home and chimney base and will need to be replaced. Some areas need patching with tar to prevent current leaks from causing further damage to roof structure. • 2.1 Flashings Comments: IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN NI NP RR Items 2.1 Item 1(Picture) 2.1 Item 2(Picture) 2.1 Item 3(Picture) IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN NI NP RR Items The chimney is not flashed properly. The metal flashing did not weave under chimney chase siding and allows storm water to enter into roof structure Roof sheathing needs to be replaced in this area. This will involve some shingle replacement. A qualified roofing contractor should inspect further and correct as needed. • 2.2 Roof Drainage Systems Comments: Gutters and drain lines are needed or erosion or water intrusion can occur. IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace The roof of the home was inspected and reported on with the above information. While the inspector makes every effort to find all areas of concern, some areas can go unnoticed. Roof coverings and skylights can appear to be leak proof during inspection and weather conditions. Our inspection makes an attempt to find a leak but sometimes cannot. Please be aware that the inspector has your best interest in mind. Any repair items mentioned in this report should be considered before purchase. It is recommended that qualified contractors be used in your further inspection or repair issues as it relates to the comments in this inspection report. 3. Built-In Kitchen Appliances The home inspector shall observe and operate the basic functions of the following kitchen appliances: Permanently installed dishwasher, through its normal cycle; Range, cook top, and permanently installed oven; Trash compactor; Garbage disposal; Ventilation equipment or range hood; and Permanently installed microwave oven. The home inspector is not required to observe: Clocks, timers, self-cleaning oven function, or thermostats for calibration or automatic operation; Non built-in appliances; or Refrigeration units. The home inspector is not required to operate: Appliances in use; or Any appliance that is shut down or otherwise inoperable. IN NI NP RR Items • 3.0 Food Waste Disposer Disposer Brand: Wilmar Comments: Operational • 3.1 Dishwasher Dishwasher Brand: AMANA Comments: Operational • 3.2 Insta-Hot • 3.3 Ranges/Ovens/Cooktops Range/Oven: Frigidaire Comments: IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN NI NP RR Items Since 1991, after voluntary safety standardsï have been developed by UL (Underwriter Laboratories) and ANSI (American National Standards Institute), gas and electric stove installer are required to install provided by the manufacturer anti-tip brackets. Also, kitchen stove must remain stable when 250 pounds of pressure is applied to the open oven door for five minutes. Anti-tip device for the kitchen stove is not installed properly and not functioning. Anti-tip brackets are metal devices designed to prevent freestanding ranges from tipping. They are normally attached to a rear leg of the range or screwed into the wall behind the range, and are included in all installation kits. A unit that is not equipped with these devices may tip over if enough weight is applied to its open door, such as that from a large Thanksgiving turkey, or even a small child. A falling range can crush, scald, or burn anyone caught beneath. Recommend this device be installed by a qualified tradesman. • 3.4 Range Hood (s) Exhaust/Range hood: RE-CIRCULATE Comments: Operational • 3.5 Trash Compactor Trash Compactors: NONE • 3.6 Microwave Cooking Equipment Built in Microwave: NONE Comments: Operational • 3.7 clothes washer Comments: (1) Operational (2) The overflow tray is missing and recommended in the laundry room. The purpose of the tray is to prevent water damage to living area in the event of a malfunction or leak from the clothes washer. Recommend installation of tray under washer. This is for your information. • 3.8 Clothes Dryer Comments: Operational • 3.9 Refrigerator • 3.10 Central Vac System IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace The built-in appliances of the home were inspected and reported on with the above information. While the inspector makes every effort to find all areas of concern, some areas can go unnoticed. Please be aware that the inspector has your best interest in mind. Any repair items mentioned in this report should be considered before purchase. It is recommended that qualified contractors be used in your further inspection or repair issues as it relates to the comments in this inspection report. 4. Interiors The home inspector shall observe: Walls, ceiling, and floors; Steps, stairways, balconies, and railings; Counters and a representative number of installed cabinets; and A representative number of doors and windows. The home inspector shall: Operate a representative number of windows and interior doors; and Report signs of abnormal or harmful water penetration into the building or signs of abnormal or harmful condensation on building components. The home inspector is not required to observe: Paint, wallpaper, and other finish treatments on the interior walls, ceilings, and floors; Carpeting; or Draperies, blinds, or other window treatments. IN NI NP RR Items • 4.0 Ceilings Ceiling Materials: sheetrock Comments: IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN NI NP RR Items 4.0 Item 1(Picture) Rear bedroom 4.0 Item 2(Picture) Rear Bedroom 4.0 Item 3(Picture) Rear bedroom IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN NI NP RR Items 4.0 Item 4(Picture) Hallway 4.0 Item 5(Picture) Master bedroom 4.0 Item 6(Picture) Hallway IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN NI NP RR Items (1) The ceiling reveals a water stain indicating a leak did or still exists at the rear Bedroom, Hallway and Master Bedroom from roof damaged mentioned in section 2.0 of this report. The moisture meter was used and it recorded 19% or higher, which indicates the leak has not been corrected. The repair work will involve the removal of covering in order to inspect for microbial growth and repair the framing. The extent of damage cannot be realized until the covering is removed. Visible microbial growth is present in the front master bedroom ceiling. I recommend you contact a mold remediation expert expert for investigation or correction as needed. A qualified tradesman should repair or replace.. 4.0 Item 7(Picture) 4.0 Item 8(Picture) (2) The Sheetrock on the ceiling reveals a water stain indicating a leak exists at the Living Room ceiling below the hall bath toilet above. The moisture meter was used and it recorded 19% or higher, which indicates the leak has not been corrected. The repair work will likely involve the removal of covering in order to inspect for microbial growth and repair the framing. The extent of damage cannot be realized until the covering is removed. A qualified tradesman should repair or replace.. IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN NI NP RR Items • 4.1 Walls Wall Material: sheetrock Comments: 4.1 Item 1(Picture) The sheetrock on the wall shows wet stains indicating moisture or intrusion is occurring as a result of roof leak mentioned in section 2.0 of this report. Water is entering behind covering and needs correcting at the second floor Laundry room closet. The moisture meter was used and it recorded 19% or higher, which indicates the leak has not been corrected. The repair work will likely involve the removal of covering in order to inspect for microbial growth and repair the framing. The extent of damage cannot be realized until the covering is removed. A qualified tradesman should repair or replace.. • 4.2 Floors Floor Covering(s): Carpet, Tile Comments: Finished • 4.3 Steps, Stairways, Balconies and Railings Comments: As built • 4.4 Counters and Cabinets (representative number) Cabinetry: Wood Countertop: Laminate Comments: Finished • 4.5 Doors (representative number) Interior Doors: Hollow core, Wood Comments: IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN NI NP RR Items 4.5 Item 1(Picture) The Entry door needs strike and latch adjustment to shut tight at the Master Bath. This is a small repair. A qualified person should perform repair. • 4.6 Windows (representative number) Window Types: Casement, Sliders, Thermal/Insulated Window Manufacturer: ANDERSEN Comments: IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN NI NP RR Items 4.6 Item 1(Picture) Master bath 4.6 Item 2(Picture) Dinning room (1) Two windows missing lock hardware one at the Master Bedroom and one at the Dining Room. This is a small repair. A qualified person should perform repair. IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN NI NP RR Items 4.6 Item 3(Picture) (2) One window difficult to operate is not considered a functional window at the Kitchen. This is a safety issue in the event of an emergency and should be repaired. A qualified tradesman should repair or replace. IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace The interior of the home was inspected and reported on with the above information. While the inspector makes every effort to find all areas of concern, some areas can go unnoticed. The inspection did not involve moving furniture and inspecting behind furniture, area rugs or areas obstructed from view. Please be aware that the inspector has your best interest in mind. Any repair items mentioned in this report should be considered before purchase. It is recommended that qualified contractors be used in your further inspection or repair issues as it relates to the comments in this inspection report. 5. Plumbing System The home inspector shall observe: Interior water supply and distribution system, including: piping materials, supports, and insulation; fixtures and faucets; functional flow; leaks; and cross connections; Interior drain, waste, and vent system, including: traps; drain, waste, and vent piping; piping supports and pipe insulation; leaks; and functional drainage; Hot water systems including: water heating equipment; normal operating controls; automatic safety controls; and chimneys, flues, and vents; Fuel storage and distribution systems including: interior fuel storage equipment, supply piping, venting, and supports; leaks; and Sump pumps. The home inspector shall describe: Water supply and distribution piping materials; Drain, waste, and vent piping materials; Water heating equipment; and Location of main water supply shutoff device. The home inspector shall operate all plumbing fixtures, including their faucets and all exterior faucets attached to the house, except where the flow end of the faucet is connected to an appliance. The home inspector is not required to: State the effectiveness of anti-siphon devices; Determine whether water supply and waste disposal systems are public or private; Operate automatic safety controls; Operate any valve except water closet flush valves, fixture faucets, and hose faucets; Observe: Water conditioning systems; Fire and lawn sprinkler systems; On-site water supply quantity and quality; On-site waste disposal systems; Foundation irrigation systems; Spas, except as to functional flow and functional drainage; Swimming pools; Solar water heating equipment; or Observe the system for proper sizing, design, or use of proper materials. IN NI NP RR Items • 5.0 Plumbing Drain, Waste and Vent Systems Waste water system: Public Washer Drain Size: Not visible Plumbing Waste: ABS Water Heater Location: Closet, Main Floor, Under Stairs Comments: 5.0 Item 1(Picture) The main waste line leaks at condensate drain line connection in garage. Repairs are needed. Sewage leaking is unsanitary, causing damage to building and contributing to microbial growth. A qualified licensed plumber should repair or correct as needed. • 5.1 Plumbing Water Supply, Distribution System and Fixtures Water Source: Public Water Filters: None Plumbing Water Supply (into home): Copper Plumbing Water Distribution (inside home): Copper Comments: The toilet is loose and needs to be secured and leaks at floor when flushed at the hall bath. Repairs may involve re-setting the toilet on a new wax seal and possibly pipe flange repair. A qualified licensed plumber should repair or correct as needed. IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN NI NP RR Items • 5.2 Hot Water Systems, Controls, Chimneys, Flues and Vents Water Heater Power Source: Electric Water Heater Capacity: 50 Gallon (2-3 people) Manufacturer: BRADFORD-WHITE Extra Info : HE14981873 MFD: 05/10 Comments: (1) Operational 5.2 Item 1(Picture) (2) The T&P discharge line drains into a floor drain the storage closet in the garage. This is for your information. • 5.3 Whirlpool Tub • 5.4 Main Water Shut-off Device (Describe location) Comments: The main shut off is located outside in the ground. • 5.5 Main Fuel Shut-off (Describe Location) Comments: The main fuel shut off is at gas meter outside IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN NI NP RR Items • 5.6 Fuel Storage and Distribution Systems (Interior fuel storage, piping, venting, supports, leaks) Comments: Operational • 5.7 Sump Pump Comments: There was no sump pit or sump pump installed in this home. This is for your information. IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace The plumbing in the home was inspected and reported on with the above information. While the inspector makes every effort to find all areas of concern, some areas can go unnoticed. Washing machine drain line for example cannot be checked for leaks or the ability to handle the volume during drain cycle. Older homes with galvanized supply lines or cast iron drain lines can be obstructed and barely working during an inspection but then fails under heavy use. If the water is turned off or not used for periods of time (like a vacant home waiting for closing) rust or deposits within the pipes can further clog the piping system. Please be aware that the inspector has your best interest in mind. Any repair items mentioned in this report should be considered before purchase. It is recommended that qualified contractors be used in your further inspection or repair issues as it relates to the comments in this inspection report. 6. Electrical System The home inspector shall observe: Service entrance conductors; Service equipment, grounding equipment, main over current device, and main and distribution panels; Amperage and voltage ratings of the service; Branch circuit conductors, their over current devices, and the compatibility of their ampacities and voltages; The operation of a representative number of installed ceiling fans, lighting fixtures, switches and receptacles located inside the house, garage, and on the dwelling's exterior walls; The polarity and grounding of all receptacles within six feet of interior plumbing fixtures, and all receptacles in the garage or carport, and on the exterior of inspected structures; The operation of ground fault circuit interrupters; and Smoke detectors. The home inspector shall describe: Service amperage and voltage; Service entry conductor materials; Service type as being overhead or underground; and Location of main and distribution panels. The home inspector shall report any observed aluminum branch circuit wiring. The home inspector shall report on presence or absence of smoke detectors, and operate their test function, if accessible, except when detectors are part of a central system. The home inspector is not required to: Insert any tool, probe, or testing device inside the panels; Test or operate any over current device except ground fault circuit interrupters; Dismantle any electrical device or control other than to remove the covers of the main and auxiliary distribution panels; or Observe: Low voltage systems; Security system devices, heat detectors, or carbon monoxide detectors; Telephone, security, cable TV, intercoms, or other ancillary wiring that is not a part of the primary electrical distribution system; or Built-in vacuum equipment. IN NI NP RR Items • 6.0 Service Entrance Conductors Electrical Service Conductors: Overhead service Comments: Operational • 6.1 Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels Panel capacity: 100 AMP Panel Type: Circuit breakers Electric Panel Manufacturer: SQUARE D Comments: IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN NI NP RR Items The service panel has been replaced recently, however there is not an 'Approved' inspection sticker on service panel. I recommend that prior to closing a check of municipal records pertaining to this property be made ensure that any necessary permits were obtained for repairs, upgrades, modifications and additions, and that these permits were subsequently approved by municipal authorities after work was completed, This home inspection does not include research on the property's permitting history. • 6.2 Branch Circuit Conductors, Overcurrent Devices and Compatability of their Amperage and Voltage Branch wire 15 and 20 AMP: Copper Wiring Methods: Romex Comments: Operational • 6.3 Connected Devices and Fixtures (Observed from a representative number operation of ceiling fans, lighting fixtures, switches and receptacles located inside the house, garage, and on the dwelling's exterior walls) Comments: 6.3 Item 1(Picture) (1) The light fixture is loose at the Garage ceiling. This is a safety issue that needs to be corrected. A qualified licensed electrical contractor should perform repairs that involve wiring. IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN NI NP RR Items 6.3 Item 2(Picture) (2) One outlet is loose in wall in the family room. This is a safety issue that needs to be corrected. A qualified licensed electrical contractor should perform repairs that involve wiring. • 6.4 Polarity and Grounding of Receptacles within 6 feet of interior plumbing fixtures, all receptacles in garage, carport and exterior walls of inspected structure Comments: Operational • 6.5 Operation of GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters) Comments: The exterior outlets are GFCI protected. The home was built in 1988. GFCI devices were required 1971 at exterior locations, 1975 in bathrooms and exterior, 1978 in garages, 1987 in kitchens and unfinished basements, 1990 in crawlspaces. For personal safety I recommend installation of GFCI devices in the above mentioned areas. A qualified licensed electrical contractor should perform repairs that involve wiring. This is for your information. • 6.6 Location of Main and Distribution Panels Comments: The main panel box is located at the second floor rear bedroom. However, the main disconnect (shut-off) is outside at meter base panel (for your information). • 6.7 Smoke Detectors Comments: IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN NI NP RR Items The smoke detector should be tested at common hallway to bedrooms upon moving in to home. • 6.8 Carbon Monoxide Detectors Comments: Always test Carbon Monoxide detectors when moving into your new home. IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace The electrical system of the home was inspected and reported on with the above information. While the inspector makes every effort to find all areas of concern, some areas can go unnoticed. Outlets were not removed and the inspection was only visual. Any outlet not accessible (behind the refrigerator for example) was not inspected or accessible. Please be aware that the inspector has your best interest in mind. Any repair items mentioned in this report should be considered before purchase. It is recommended that qualified contractors be used in your further inspection or repair issues as it relates to the comments in this inspection report. 7. Structural Components The Home Inspector shall observe structural components including foundations, floors, walls, columns or piers, ceilings and roof. The home inspector shall describe the type of Foundation, floor structure, wall structure, columns or piers, ceiling structure, roof structure. The home inspector shall: Probe structural components where deterioration is suspected; Enter under floor crawl spaces, basements, and attic spaces except when access is obstructed, when entry could damage the property, or when dangerous or adverse situations are suspected; Report the methods used to observe under floor crawl spaces and attics; and Report signs of abnormal or harmful water penetration into the building or signs of abnormal or harmful condensation on building components. The home inspector is not required to: Enter any area or perform any procedure that may damage the property or its components or be dangerous to or adversely effect the health of the home inspector or other persons. IN NI NP RR Items • 7.0 Foundations, Basement and Crawlspace (Report signs of abnormal or harmful water penetration into the building or signs of abnormal or harmful condensation on building components.) Foundation: Wood Pilings Method used to observe Crawlspace: No crawlspace Comments: As built • 7.1 Walls (Structural) Wall Structure: 2 X 4 Wood Comments: As built • 7.2 Columns or Piers Comments: As built • 7.3 Floors (Structural) Floor Structure: Not visible Comments: IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN NI NP RR Items Not visible • 7.4 Ceilings (Structural) Ceiling Structure: 6'" or better Comments: As built • 7.5 Crawlspace • 7.6 Roof Structure and Attic Roof Structure: 2 X 6 Rafters Roof-Type: Gable Method used to observe attic: Crawled Attic info: Pull Down stairs Comments: IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN NI NP RR Items 7.6 Item 1(Picture) 7.6 Item 2(Picture) 7.6 Item 3(Picture) IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN NI NP RR Items The plywood sheathing deteriorated as a result from a leak (above the hallway). The roof sheathing needs to be replaced in this area. This will involve shingles and flashing. A qualified contractor should repair as needed. See Note 2.1 IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace The structure of the home was inspected and reported on with the above information. While the inspector makes every effort to find all areas of concern, some areas can go unnoticed. Please be aware that the inspector has your best interest in mind. Any repair items mentioned in this report should be considered before purchase. It is recommended that qualified contractors be used in your further inspection or repair issues as it relates to the comments in this inspection report. 8. Heating / Central Air Conditioning The home inspector shall observe permanently installed heating and cooling systems including: Heating equipment; Cooling Equipment that is central to home; Normal operating controls; Automatic safety controls; Chimneys, flues, and vents, where readily visible; Solid fuel heating devices; Heat distribution systems including fans, pumps, ducts and piping, with supports, insulation, air filters, registers, radiators, fan coil units, convectors; and the presence of an installed heat source in each room. The home inspector shall describe: Energy source; and Heating equipment and distribution type. The home inspector shall operate the systems using normal operating controls. The home inspector shall open readily openable access panels provided by the manufacturer or installer for routine homeowner maintenance. The home inspector is not required to: Operate heating systems when weather conditions or other circumstances may cause equipment damage; Operate automatic safety controls; Ignite or extinguish solid fuel fires; or Observe: The interior of flues; Fireplace insert flue connections; Humidifiers; Electronic air filters; or The uniformity or adequacy of heat supply to the various rooms. IN NI NP RR Items • 8.0 Heating Equipment Heat Type: Forced Air Energy Source: Gas Number of Heat Systems (excluding wood): One Heat System Brand: MAGIC CHEF, Whirlpool Serial # : 03211MCB MFD: 11/82 Comments: IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN NI NP RR Items 8.0 Item 1(Picture) The gas furnace would not operate when tested. Deposits on interior parts indicate the need to service. The furnace is 32 years old and beyond its recommended service life. Recommend replacement by a qualified HVCA technician. • 8.1 Distribution Systems (including fans, pumps, ducts and piping, with supports, insulation, air filters, registers, radiators, fan coil units and convectors) Ductwork: Insulated, and, Non-insulated Filter Type: Disposable Filter Size: Incorrect size Comments: 8.1 Item 1(Picture) Filter open at ends in cabinet The filter is wrong size and does not fit properly. The furnace is circulating unfiltered air, shorting units service life. A qualified HVAC technician should perform repair • 8.2 Presence of Installed Heat Source in Each Room IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN NI NP RR Items • 8.3 Chimneys, Flues and Vents (for fireplaces, gas water heaters or heat systems) Comments: Operational • 8.4 Solid Fuel Heating Devices (Fireplaces, Woodstove) Types of Fireplaces: Solid Fuel, Insert Operable Fireplaces: One Number of Woodstoves: None Comments: 8.4 Item 1(Picture) Damper 8.4 Item 2(Picture) Handle linkage The damper for fireplace at the same location is rusted tight or "seized" (non-operational) and handle linkage is damaged. Repairs should be made so unit works properly. I recommend a qualified contractor inspect and repair as needed. • 8.5 Gas/LP Firelogs and Fireplaces IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN NI NP RR Items • 8.6 Cooling and Air Handler Equipment Cooling Equipment Type: Air conditioner Cooling Equipment Energy Source: Electricity Central Air Manufacturer: HEIL Serial # : E064119880 MFD: 10/06 Number of AC Only Units: One Comments: Operational Operational : Recommend yearly servicing by a HVAC technician. This is for your information. • 8.7 Normal Operating Controls Comments: The ambient air test was performed by using thermometers on the air handler of the Air conditioner to determine if the difference in temperatures of the supply and return air are between 14 degrees and 22 degrees which indicates that the unit is cooling as intended. The supply air temperature on your system read 51 degrees, and the return air temperature was 73 degrees. This indicates the range in temperature drop is normal. • 8.8 Presence of Installed Cooling Source in Each Room Comments: Operational IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace The heating and cooling system of this home was inspected and reported on with the above information. While the inspector makes every effort to find all areas of concern, some areas can go unnoticed. The inspection is not meant to be technically exhaustive. The inspection does not involve removal and inspection behind service door or dismantling that would otherwise reveal something only a licensed heat contractor would discover. Please be aware that the inspector has your best interest in mind. Any repair items mentioned in this report should be considered before purchase. It is recommended that qualified contractors be used in your further inspection or repair issues as it relates to the comments in this inspection report. 9. Insulation and Ventilation The home inspector shall observe: Insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces; Ventilation of attics and foundation areas; Kitchen, bathroom, and laundry venting systems; and the operation of any readily accessible attic ventilation fan, and, when temperature permits, the operation of any readily accessible thermostatic control. The home inspector shall describe: Insulation in unfinished spaces; and Absence of insulation in unfinished space at conditioned surfaces. The home inspector shall: Move insulation where readily visible evidence indicates the need to do so; and Move insulation where chimneys penetrate roofs, where plumbing drain/waste pipes penetrate floors, adjacent to earth filled stoops or porches, and at exterior doors. The home inspector is not required to report on: Concealed insulation and vapor retarders; or Venting equipment that is integral with household appliances. IN NI NP RR Items • 9.0 Attic Insulation Attic Insulation: Batt, Fiberglass IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace IN NI NP RR Items Comments: Installed 6" = R-19 Recommend installing an additional 6" of insulation and proper vents at perimeter to save energy and reduce operating cost. This is for your information. • 9.1 Insulation Under Floor System Floor System Insulation: Not visible Comments: The floor system under the lower level was not accessible due to finished ceilings throughout home. We did not inspect these areas for potential problems. • 9.2 Ventilation of Attic and Foundation Areas Ventilation: None found Comments: I recommend increasing the ventilation in attic when roof covering is replaced by installing a ridge and soffit vent system. • 9.3 Venting Systems (Kitchens, Baths and Laundry) Exhaust Fans: None Dryer Power Source: 220 Electric Dryer Vent: Flexible Vinyl/Foil Comments: Operational • 9.4 Ventilation Fans and Thermostatic Controls in Attic • 9.5 Attic Access Door Insulation Comments: The attic access in Hallway is not insulated. This can cause some heat loss in winter and loss of cool air in summer if not corrected. A qualified person should perform repair. • 9.6 Whole House Fan IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace The insulation and ventilation of the home was inspected and reported on with the above information. While the inspector makes every effort to find all areas of concern, some areas can go unnoticed. Venting of exhaust fans or clothes dryer cannot be fully inspected and bends or obstructions can occur without being accessible or visible (behind wall and ceiling coverings). Only insulation that is visible was inspected. Please be aware that the inspector has your best interest in mind. Any repair items mentioned in this report should be considered before purchase. It is recommended that qualified contractors be used in your further inspection or repair issues as it relates to the comments in this inspection report. 10. Garage IN NI NP RR Items 10.0 Garage Ceilings Comments: As built Finished 10.1 Garage Walls (including Firewall Separation) Comments: As built Finished 10.2 Garage Floor Comments: As built 10.3 Windows 10.4 Garage Door (s) Garage Door Type: Garage Door Material: 10.5 Occupant Door (from garage to inside of home) 10.6 Garage Door Operators (Report whether or not door reversing sensor will reverse when met with resistance) Auto-opener Manufacturer: IN NI NP RR Items IN= Inspected, NI= Not Inspected, NP= Not Present, RR= Repair or Replace