The floors showed signs of minor damage and wear – particularly in high traffic areas. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.
An electrical outlet had a missing faceplate. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.
One or more light bulb was not working at the time of inspection. Recommend a qualified contractor evaluate and repair or replace as needed.
Carbon monoxide detectors were not installed within a specified distance of each room lawfully used for sleeping purposes. The inspector recommends installation of carbon monoxide detectors in appropriate locations. Colorado House bill 1091 became effective on July 1, 2009 that requires Carbon Monoxide detectors to be installed in most properties that has a fuel-burning heater or appliance, a fireplace, or an attached garage.
The smoke detector was missing. A qualified person should replace as needed. The existing smoke detectors were tested if present, but they are only noted as to presence and operation as of date of inspection. Smoke detectors may work today but not work when you need them to work. This is why it is important for you to test them on a regular basis, monthly at least. Smoke detectors are recommended by the U.S. Product Safety Commission to be installed inside each bedroom and adjoining hallway and on each living level of the property and basement level.
No outlet present In kitchen area at time of inspection. Recommend a qualified contractor evaluate and repair or replace as needed.
No ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection was provided for bathroom electrical outlets. Although GFCI protection of bathroom circuits may not have been required at the time of in which this property was built, as general knowledge of safe building practices has improved with the passage of time building standards have changed to reflect current understanding. The inspector recommends updating the existing bathroom electrical circuits to provide GFCI protection. This can be achieved by:
1. Replacing the current standard outlets with GFCI outlets.
2. Replacing the first circuit outlet located closest to the main electrical service panel with the GFCI outlet
3. Replacing the breaker currently protecting the electrical circuit that contains these outlets with the GFCI breaker.
A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.
The countertop did not butt evenly against the wall (out of square). A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.
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 is recommended. Budgeting for repairs and future replacement is recommended. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary. InterNACHI’s Standard Estimate Life Expectancy Chart for Homes
The heating system cabinet was corroded, rusted or damaged in some areas. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.
The air-conditioner refrigerant suction line (large, insulated) exterior wall penetration should be sealed to prevent moisture and inspect intrusion. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair/replace as necessary.
The exterior compressor unit was not level. Over time, this may result in noisy fan operation, damage to the fan bearings and a shortened fan lifespan, or it may result in movement of the compressor housing which can cause leaks in refrigerant lines resulting in expensive service. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary and according to current standards.
The main electrical distribution panel is a Federal Pacific Electric FPE panel. These panels have a reputation for being problematic and further evaluation by a qualified electrician is recommended. FPE panel breakers are known to fail to trip at a much higher rate than standard panels. When a breaker fails to trip, the breaker and other components, including wires, may overheat and melt. The panel itself could overheat and catch fire. A qualified contractor should evaluate and replace as necessary.