2 – Roof
2.2.1 – Roof Covering
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BULGING/BUBBLING

The roof covering was bulged or bubbled in some areas, which may make it more susceptible to damage. A qualified contractor should evaluate, then repair or replace as advised prior to the inspection objection deadline.

2.2.2 – Roof Covering
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MINOR DAMAGE/EROSION

The roof covering material had minor damage or erosion in areas. A qualified contractor should evaluate, then repair or replace as advised prior to the inspection objection deadline.

2.7.1 – Masonry Chimney
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DAMAGED – FLASHING

The chimney flashing was bent, corroded, loose, or otherwise damaged at the time of inspection. This condition could allow moisture to penetrate the roof component. A qualified contractor should evaluate, then repair or replace as advised prior to the inspection objection deadline.

2.7.2 – Masonry Chimney
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DAMAGE – MORTAR CROWN

The mortar crown was damaged, cracked, or deteriorated at the time of inspection. This condition could allow moisture to penetrate the chimney. A qualified contractor should evaluate, then repair or replace as advised prior to the inspection objection deadline.

2.8.1 – Roof Drainage Systems
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DEBRIS IN GUTTERS

Gutters were full of debris or granules in areas and need to be cleaned. The debris in gutters can clog drainage, or be sign gutters are sloped improperly – Either of which may cause problems by overflowing to introduce excessive amounts of moisture to the soil beneath the foundation. Excessive moisture in the soil supporting the foundation can affect its ability to support the weight of the structure above and may cause foundation damage from soil movement.

Debris in gutters can also conceal rust, deterioration, or leaks that are not visible until cleaned.

A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary and according to current standards.

 3 – Exterior
3.2.1 – Driveways
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DETERIORATED

The driveway was deteriorated or eroded in some areas. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary and according to current standards.

3.4.1 – Wall-Covering, Flashing & Trim
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PEELING PAINT

Peeling paint was present in areas.

Recommend a qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as needed.

3.4.2 – Wall-Covering, Flashing & Trim
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SIGNS OF REPAIRS

There were signs of previously repaired damage. Recommend inquiring with current homeowners for any further information. Should repairs be significant or failing, we recommend a qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as needed.

3.4.3 – Wall-Covering, Flashing & Trim
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TUCKPOINTING NEEDED

A common maintenance task for brick masonry is the repair of mortar joints. The longevity of mortar joints will vary with the exposure conditions and the mortar materials used, but a life span of more than 25 years is typical. The longevity of brick, however, may well exceed 100 years. Consequently, occasional repair of the mortar joints is expected over the life of the brick masonry. It is our observation that the most common reason for repointing brick masonry is to improve water penetration resistance. Repointing deteriorated mortar joints is one of the most effective and permanent ways of decreasing water entry into brickwork. This is because the most common means of water entry into a brick masonry wall is through de-bonded, cracked, or deteriorated mortar joints. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair all areas as necessary.

3.4.4 – Wall-Covering, Flashing & Trim
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WOOD ROT

The siding and/or trim appeared to be rotted in areas. Recommend a qualified contractor to evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

3.6.1 – Exterior Doors
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DAMAGE – WEATHER STRIPPING

An entry door had damaged or deteriorated weather stripping at the time of the inspection. A qualified contractor should evaluate, then repair or replace as advised.

3.10.1 – Window Wells
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WINDOW WELLS DEBRIS

Window wells had accumulated soil, leaves, and other debris which should be cleared to encourage proper drainage and minimize the retaining of moisture near the foundation and moisture intrusion and damage through the window area. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary according to current standards.

3.12.1 – Vegetation, Grading & Drainage
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LARGE TREES FOUNDATION

Consideration should be given to trimming or even removing the large tree(s) located close to the structure. We suggest a consultation with a tree specialist. Evaluating trees lies beyond the scope of the general property inspection.

Recommend a qualified contractor to evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

3.21.1 – Roof Drainage – Downspouts & Extensions
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DAMAGED – DOWNSPOUTS

Downspouts were damaged in areas of the property. This condition may cause problems by introducing excessive amounts of moisture to the soil beneath the foundation.  A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary and according to current standards.

3.21.2 – Roof Drainage – Downspouts & Extensions
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MISSING – EXTENSIONS

The downspout (s) are missing the proper 6 ft. extensions. This condition may cause problems by introducing excessive amounts of moisture to the soil beneath the foundation. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary and according to current standards.

3.22.1 – Porches, Patios, & Carports
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PORCH – CRACKED BOARDS

I observed a cracked board on the porch.  This condition is a structural defect and potential safety hazard.

A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

 4 – Detached Garage
4.5.1 – Floor
CRACKED – COMMON

The concrete floor in the garage was cracked.

A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary.

 5 – Interior, Doors, Windows
5.2.1 – Ceilings & Walls
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DAMAGED – TRIM

Accent trim was damaged in areas of the interior walls at the time of inspection.

Recommend a qualified contractor to evaluate and repair or replace as needed.

5.6.1 – Electrical Outlets
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LOOSE – OUTLET

An electrical outlet was loose in the wall. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

5.8.1 – Stairways & Railings
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HEADROOM

At the interior stairs, the steps did not have sufficient headroom.  The minimum stair tread to ceiling measurement is 6’8″ (6’6″ for a spiral staircase) A fall or injury could occur if not corrected.  A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

5.8.2 – Stairways & Railings
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MISSING – HANDRAIL

At the interior stairs, the handrail was missing.  A fall or injury could occur if not corrected. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

5.9.1 – Smoke & CO Detectors
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CO DETECTOR IMPROPER LOCATION

CO 2 detectors should be installed no more than 3 feet from the floor.

 7 – Laundry
7.4.1 – Exhaust Fan
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NO VENT NO WINDOW

The laundry room did not have an exhaust fan or an openable window. A qualified contractor should evaluate, then repair or replace as advised.

 8 – Bathroom
8.10.1 – Drain Waste and Vent System
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MISSING – P TRAP

The sink drain was missing a P-Trap.  A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

8.12.1 – Plumbing Fixtures
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LOOSE IN WALL – SHOWER ARM

A shower supply arm was loose in the wall.  This will cause caulking/sealant to deteriorate at an accelerated rate and may allow water to enter the wall. Over time, this could potentially put added stress on the plumbing connections and develop a leak. Recommend a qualified contractor evaluate and repair or replace it as necessary.

8.14.1 – Tub, Shower Area
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CAULK – SPOUT/LEVER

The tub spout and or control lever cover plate was missing silicone caulking.  A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

8.14.2 – Tub, Shower Area
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CHIPPED – TUB

The bathtub finish was chipped or damaged.  A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

8.14.3 – Tub, Shower Area
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MISSING/DAMAGED GROUT

Tiles on the wall in the bath/shower area had missing or damaged grout.  A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

8.14.4 – Tub, Shower Area
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DETERIORATED – CAULKING/GROUT

Caulking in the shower/tub area deteriorated at the time of inspection. Recommend a qualified contractor to evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

 9 – Plumbing
9.4.1 – Water Pressure
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HIGH WATER PRESSURE

The property water supply pressure is measured at the exterior faucet or laundry appliance hose bib. Property water supply pressure exceeded the 80 pounds per square inch (PSI) limit considered the maximum allowable by generally accepted current standards. Excessively high water pressure can stress connections in the plumbing system and appliances are likely to cause leaks.

A qualified contractor should install a pressure regulator or evaluate and repair or replace one as necessary.

 10 – Electrical
10.2.1 – Distribution Panels
INADEQUATE WORKSPACE – PANEL

The distribution panel had inadequate clear space that is 3 feet deep, 30 inches wide, and 6′ 6″ in height in front of the equipment. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

 11 – Water Heating Equipment
11.13.1 – Water Temperature
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WATER TEMPERATURE LOW

The water temperature was below the suggested range of 120-130 degrees. Recommend adjusting the water heater thermostat first. If water does not reach the acceptable range then a qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace it as necessary.

 12 – Heating
12.1.1 – Heating System Information
SERVICING RECOMMENDED

Based on the age of the heating system it is recommended that it be cleaned and serviced and certified (if possible) by an HVAC professional.

12.1.2 – Heating System Information
BEYOND TYPICAL LIFE EXPECTANCY

Due to the year of manufacture, the heating system is assumed to be near the end of its expected service life. Regular maintenance and monitoring of its condition are recommended. Budgeting for repairs and future replacement is recommended. A qualified contractor should evaluate to clean, service/repair/replace as necessary, and certify the unit if possible.  InterNACHI’s Standard Estimated Life Expectancy Chart for Homes

12.9.1 – Air Filter
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DIRTY

The HVAC system air filter was dirty. Clogged filters can restrict airflow and increase internal temperatures. A clean air filter will help increase the efficiency and prolong the life expectancy of the system. Due to the damage that can be caused by dirty or clogged coils, recommend replacing the filter, as well as cleaning, servicing, and evaluating the HVAC system by a qualified HVAC professional and repair or replace as necessary.

 13 – Structural Crawlspace
13.2.1 – Soil Vapor Barrier
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NO BARRIER

No soil cover was installed at the time of the inspection. Soil covers help reduce humidity levels in crawlspaces by limiting moisture evaporation into the air from the soil. Reducing humidity levels can help reduce the chances of mold growth and deterioration of structural components. A qualified contractor should evaluate and install a soil cover as necessary.

13.6.1 – Insulation
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INSULATION NEEDED

There is no insulation on the crawlspace exterior walls or floor system. Heat loss can occur more on this property than on one that is properly insulated. A qualified contractor should evaluate and install as necessary.