2 – Roof
2.7.1 – Roof Drainage Systems
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BENT/DAMAGED

Gutters were bent and/or damaged at the time of the inspection.

This condition may cause problems by introducing 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. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary and according to current standards.

 3 – Attic, Insulation, and Ventilation
3.4.1 – Insulation in Attic
TOO THIN

The insulation is thinner than current thermal resistance (R-value) standards.

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

 4 – Exterior
4.3.1 – Garage Door Exterior
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DAMAGED – TRIM

The exterior of the garage door had damaged trim around the window. A qualified contractor should inspect and repair as necessary and according to current standards.

4.4.1 – Wall-Covering, Flashing & Trim
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SEAL GAPS AT INTERSECTIONS
MULTIPLE AREAS

Gaps at intersections of the siding, trim, and door and window openings, as well as any other holes in the siding, should be sealed with an appropriate sealant to prevent water penetration into the wall system. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

4.8.1 – Electrical Outlets
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Electrical Outlets 2
MISSING WEATHERPROOF COVERING

The exterior electrical outlet was missing a weatherproof covering. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary and according to current standards.

4.10.1 – Window Wells

Window Wells 1

THE WINDOW WELL NOT SECURED

Window Wells were poorly installed and inadequately secured to the side of the home foundation and may fail unless steps are taken to properly secure them. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary according to current standards.

4.11.1 – Walkways
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CRACK AT STEP(S)

Cracking or separation was present at the concrete step(s) in areas. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary and according to current standards.

4.12.1 – Vegetation, Grading & Drainage
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DENSE VEGETATION

Dense vegetation was present around the house in areas.  This condition limited and restricted my visual inspection.  Dense vegetation and landscaping up against or near the house foundation and exterior walls may be prone to water penetration and insect infestation. Trimming, pruning, and some landscaping are recommended by a qualified contractor

4.12.2 – Vegetation, Grading & Drainage
Vegetation, Grading & Drainage 2
Vegetation, Grading & Drainage 3
NEGATIVE GRADING

The property had areas of neutral or negative drainage, which will route runoff from precipitation to the foundation.  Excessive moisture content in soil supporting the foundation can cause foundation and other structural damage from undermining, heaving, or settling, depending on soil composition, moisture content, and other conditions. The ground around the property should slope away from all sides, ideally 6 inches for the first 10 feet from the house foundation perimeter. Downspouts, surface gutters, and drains should also be directing water away from the foundation. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary according to current standards.

4.12.3 – Vegetation, Grading & Drainage
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TREE LIMBS CONTACT

The tree limbs that are in contact with or hanging near the roof/house should be trimmed. Evaluating trees lies beyond the scope of the general property inspection.

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

4.13.1 – Sprinkler System Supply Line
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CORRODED – SPRINKLER SUPPLY VALVES

The lawn sprinkler system supply valves appeared to be corroded and/or leaking at the time of inspection. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair/replace as necessary according to current standards.

4.14.1 – Exterior Faucets (Hose Bibs)

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DAMAGED/LOOSE KNOB

The outside water faucet has a damaged, missing, or loose knob. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary and according to current standards.

4.18.1 – Exterior Vents
Exterior Vents 1
MISSING SCREEN

One or more vent was missing a screen. A damaged vent assembly can allow entry of water, air, or rodents into vent ducts or homes.  Recommend a qualified contractor to evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

4.21.1 – Roof Drainage – Downspouts & Extensions
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EXTENSIONS DENTED/DAMAGED

Downspout extensions were dented or damaged in some areas at the time of inspection. This condition can cause a blockage and potential build-up of moisture intrusion into the soil next to the foundation walls. This in turn can potentially cause hydro-static pressure against the foundation walls and create adverse results. Recommend further evaluation by a qualified contractor to repair or replace.

4.21.2 – 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.

 5 – Attached Garage
5.6.1 – Door Opener
Door Opener 1
REVERSE SENSORS TOO HIGH

The photo-electric reverse sensors are installed too high from the garage floor surface.

The vertical distance between the photo-eye beam and the floor should be no more than 6 inches.

 6 – Interior, Doors, Windows
6.4.1 – Doors

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DAMAGED – DOOR

The door surface was damaged.  A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

 9 – Bathroom
9.14.1 – Tub, Shower Area
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CAULK – CORNERS AND FLOOR

The tub/shower area had deteriorated or missing sealant (caulking or grout) at the corners and/or floor. Sealant is needed at wall corners inside the shower, corners from tub to wall, and along the floor perimeter.  A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

 10 – Bathroom 2
10.12.1 – Plumbing Fixtures
Plumbing Fixtures 1
Plumbing Fixtures 2
LOOSE

Both hot water sink control valves were loose.  A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

10.12.2 – Plumbing Fixtures
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WATER NOT DIVERTED

The shower diverter did not divert all of the water to the shower and a stream of water passed through the bathtub spout when the shower was on.  A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

 13 – Plumbing
13.4.1 – Water Pressure
Water Pressure 1
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.

 14 – Electrical
14.5.1 – Electrical Circuit Breakers
LOOSE

More than one circuit breaker appeared to be loose at the time of the inspection. A qualified electrical contractor should evaluate, then repair or replace as advised.

 15 – Water Heating Equipment
15.6.1 – Combustion Air Supply
Combustion Air Supply 1
NOT PRESENT

The combustion air supply for this appliance was not present. A qualified contractor should evaluate and make necessary corrections according to current standards.

The fresh air supply is recommended by manufacturers for the efficient operation of fuel-burning appliances. Years ago, the air could come from inside or outside the building, however, more recent standards prefer for combustion air to come from the outside only.

15.13.1 – Water Temperature
Water Temperature 1
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.

 16 – Heating
16.7.1 – Condensate
Condensate 1
SECONDARY

The secondary drain line was capped or not routed to a drain. If the primary drain line becomes blocked, this condition could cause condensation to not drain properly and possibly damage the unit. The inspector recommends installing a secondary drain or installing an overflow protection device. A qualified contractor should evaluate and then repair or replace as advised.

16.9.1 – Air Filter
Air Filter 1
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.

 17 – Fireplace
17.1.1 – Fireplaces Gas/LP
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GLASS CLOUDY

The glass at the fireplace had a cloudy appearance. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

 18 – Cooling
18.1.1 – Cooling System Information
Cooling System Information 1
LABEL WORN OUT

The manufacturing label on the system was worn out and illegible. This is an indication of old age or prolonged exposure to harsh elements. Recommend a qualified contractor further evaluate and repair or replace.

18.2.1 – AC Refrigerant Lines
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DAMAGED INSULATION

The air-conditioner refrigerant suction line (large, insulated) has damaged or missing insulation in areas. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair/replace as necessary.

18.2.2 – AC Refrigerant Lines
AC Refrigerant Lines 2
GAP AROUND LINE AT WALL

The air-conditioner refrigerant suction line (large, insulated) exterior wall penetration should be sealed to prevent moisture and insect intrusion. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair/replace as necessary.

18.3.1 – AC Compressor
AC Compressor 1
AIR FLOW RESTRICTED

Airflow to the air-conditioner condenser coils was restricted by vegetation, dirt, or debris. The unit should be cleaned and anything restricting air flow in or around the air conditioner should be removed in order to maintain cooling system efficiency and avoid problems from overheating of the compressor.

18.3.2 – AC Compressor
AC Compressor 2
INADEQUATE CLEARANCE – RESTRICTED AIRFLOW

The air conditioner unit did not have proper clearance and the airflow was likely restricted. This may result in inefficient operation.

18.4.1 – AC Service Disconnect
AC Service Disconnect 1
EXPOSED TERMINALS

The service disconnect for the air conditioner was an older style and had exposed terminals underneath the cover of the disconnect. This could be a potential shock/safety hazard. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.

18.4.2 – AC Service Disconnect
AC Service Disconnect 2
IMPROPER INSTALLATION

The AC service disconnect was located above the block. This condition could trap water. A qualified contractor should evaluate, then repair or replace as advised.

 19 – Structural Basement
19.8.1 – Vapor Barriers
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VAPOR BARRIER DAMAGED

The vapor barrier was damaged in some areas. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.