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    • HomePro Inspection Inc Knowledge Experience Integrity Cover Page PROPERTY INSPECTION REPORT Thank you for trusting me to perform your inspection so that you may Know What I See! Sample - Carbon Monoxide Issue, Photo distorted on purpose TN, 37405 Inspection prepared for: A Older Home Inspection Date: 3/1/2011 Time: 8:30 AM Age: Built 1928 Size: 1665 Sqft Weather: Party Cloudy Inspector: Roger Williamson License # 226 TN - ASHI Certified Member # 204213 - Proud Member BBB 2409 Haven Crest Dr, Chattanooga, TN, 37421 Phone: 423-421-4913 Email: HomeProInspection@EPBFI.com www.HomeProInspection.comHomePro Inspection Inc 423-421-4913 ________________For Photo Integrity, Please Do Not Fax This Report
    • A Older Home Sample - Carbon Monoxide Issue, Photo distorted on purpose, TN INSPECTION AGREEMENT Major Structural and Electromechanical Inspection COMPANY agrees to conduct an inspection for the purpose of informing the CLIENT of major deficiencies in the condition of the property in accordance with the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and the State of Tennessee STANDARDS. The inspection and written report are performed and prepared for the sole, confidential and exclusive use and possession of the CLIENT; the report is nontransferable. The written report will include the following only: * general exterior, including roof, siding, windows, chimney, drainage and grading * structural condition of foundation &frame * electrical, plumbing, hot water heater, heating and air conditioning * general interior, including ceilings, walls, floors, windows, insulation and ventilation Maintenance and other items may be discussed but they are not a part of the inspection. The report is not a compliance inspection or certification for past or present governmental codes or regulations of any kind and is only based on the inspectors opinions. It is understood and agreed that the inspection will be of readily accessible areas of the building and is limited to visual observations of apparent conditions existing at the time of the inspection only. Latent and concealed defects and deficiencies are excluded from the inspection; equipment, items and systems will not be moved or dismantled. Detached structures are not included. The COMPANY will be under no obligation under any circumstances for any further follow- up inspection. ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS including Asbestos, Mold, Fungus, Lead, Radon, Cockroaches, Rodents, Pesticides, Treated Lumber, Mercury, Carbon Monoxide, Urea Formaldehyde, Toxic Wastes, Polluted Water, Contaminants and all Pollutants and Hazardous Materials or other similar environmental hazards are not part of this Home Inspection. In addition, no inspection for household insects or unwanted animals will be done. This report does not address Subterranean Systems or system components for Sewage Disposal, Water Supply, or Fuel Storage or Delivery. Auxiliary systems such as Alarm, Security, Intercom, other low voltage wiring, Private Water, Sprinkler, Elevator, Central Vacuum, Refrigerators, Laundry Equipment, Solar, Swimming Pools, Hot Tubs, Saunas, Space Heaters, Window Air Conditioners and or any system not considered a part of the major building systems are not a part of the inspection process. The parties agree that the COMPANY, and its employees and agents, assume no liability or responsibility for the cost of repairing or replacing any unreported defects or deficiencies, either current or arising in the future, or for any property damage, consequential damage or bodily injury of any nature. THE INSPECTION AND REPORT ARE NOT INTENDED AS A GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED INCLUDING REGARDING THE ADEQUACY, OR PERFORMANCE OF ANY INSPECTED STRUCTURE, ITEM OR SYSTEM. THE COMPANY IS NOT AN INSURER OF ANY INSPECTED CONDITIONS. It is understood and agreed that should COMPANY and/or its agents or employees be found liable for any loss or damages resulting from a failure to perform any of its obligations, including but not limited to negligence, breach of contract or otherwise, then the liability of COMPANY and/or its agents or employees, shall be limited to a sum equal to the amount of the fee paid by the CLIENT for the Inspection and Report. The parties agree that the faxed copy of the agreement is to be relied upon in lieu of the original. Roger T. Williamson Roger T Williamson ASHI Certified Member # 204213 TN License # 226 Proud Member of the BBBRoger Williamson Page 1 of 31 HomePro Inspection Inc
    • A Older Home Sample - Carbon Monoxide Issue, Photo distorted on purpose, TN HOW TO READ THIS REPORT This report is prepared with digital photos and therefore a faxed copy is not equivalent to the original and should not be utilized. The inspector when allowed posts the Home Inspection Report for download to the website www.HomeProInspection.com. This report is prepared using the Standards of Practice set forth by The American Society of Home Inspectors and The Tennessee Department of Commerce. A full copy of these standards is available at their respective websites: ASHI.org and Tennessee.gov. This report lists and describes specific attributes about the inspected property. Throughout the report you will find information regarding maintenance, upgrades or repairs that you should consider and act on when appropriate. PHOTOS Photos included in this report are intended to help describe a reported item or area only. The photos, while representative, may not encompass the full scope of work required to correct the item or area listed. Repairs should be based on actual condition of property and not solely on the photos included in this report. SUMMARY For convenience the report contains a summary. You should evaluate your risk exposure for the items listed here and appropriately schedule proper repairs by qualified competent contractors. Occasionally the inspector may also include a reminder NOTE TO CLIENT in the summary to let you know to obtain certain documentation or if the utilities were off during the inspection. ACCEPTABLE In the body of the report you will see items listed as ACCEPTABLE. This term is used for items that are typically stationary, non mechanical and considered generally serviceable within the parameters of their given service life. Cosmetic appearance is not taken into account when rating an item as Acceptable. HAZARDOUS Items listed as hazardous pose imminent danger to the inspected property or occupants. Hazardous situations should be properly corrected by qualified competent contractors before occupying the property. PERIODIC MAINTENANCE NEEDED In the body of the report you may see items listed as PERIODIC MAINTENANCE NEEDED. These items are not unusual for the type and age property inspected. Some of these items may be recurring maintenance that has been postponed. You should evaluate your risk exposure for the items listed here and appropriately schedule proper repairs by qualified competent contractors. MONITOR In the body of the report you may see items listed as MONITOR. Typically these are items or areas that need subsequent observations and should be monitored over time to obtain historical data. These items may or may not require correction in the future based upon their performance over time. If you are unable to do the monitoring the inspector recommends you appropriately schedule monitoring by a qualified competent contractor. PRE-DATE In the body of the report you may see items listed as PRE-DATE. These items or areas are where construction may have been completed before the current safety standards were in place or in some cases where local code variances may exist. You should evaluate your risk and liability exposure for these items or areas and consider upgrading for safety or function.Roger Williamson Page 2 of 31 HomePro Inspection Inc
    • A Older Home Sample - Carbon Monoxide Issue, Photo distorted on purpose, TN Exterior The following opinion is based on an inspection of the readily accessible and visible portions of the exterior and the exterior surfaces of the structure including a representative number of windows . Any exterior conditions requiring correction should be performed by a competent qualified contractor. 1. Site Hillside Negative Drainage - Drainage is negative, which means water will flow toward the structure. In order to correct this condition, it may be necessary to regrade by lowering or raising the immediate grade to divert water away from the building a minimum of ten feet. MONITOR area during rains budgeting appropriate corrections as needed. 2. Vegetation Grass, shrubs and trees near dwelling were observed Dead Limbs- Dead tree limbs were noted and should be properly removed. 3. Driveway Material: Stone Deferred Maintenance - The inspected item suffers from deferred maintenance and is ready for reconditioning. 4. Walkway Observations: Brick Stone Deferred Maintenance - The inspected item suffers from deferred maintenance and is ready for reconditioning. 5. Exterior Stairs Observations: Masonry Steps at front PERIODIC MAINTENANCE NEEDED Deferred Maintenance - The inspected item suffers from deferred maintenance and is ready for reconditioning. Physical Damage - Physical damage was noted and should be properly repaired.Roger Williamson Page 3 of 31 HomePro Inspection Inc
    • A Older Home Sample - Carbon Monoxide Issue, Photo distorted on purpose, TN Masonry Steps at front 6. Exterior Entry Doors Material: Wood Insufficient weather stripping - The weather stripping is not sufficient. This reduces the thermal efficiency of the building and causes higher energy bills. Lack of weather stripping may also allow storm water entry. Properly install or replace weather stripping as needed. 7. Windows Materials: Wood PERIODIC MAINTENANCE NEEDED Older Windows - Older windows often have been neglected and may not operate as intended. Check all windows and correct as desired. Bedroom windows should operate for emergency exits. Original Windows - The home appears to have the original windows installed during construction. Windows are now available that are more efficient to reduce energy usage and improve comfort level inside home. Consider upgrading if desired. Broken sash ropes - Sash ropes are needed for proper window operation. All windows with missing or broken sash ropes should be repaired. Refurbish before painting - A quality paint or stain job will include washing/cleaning all areas to be painted, repair/replacement of damaged siding and trim, seal all gaps, prime all unpainted areas and sufficient paint coverage to achieve desired color without bleed through. 8. Window Glazing Single Pane PERIODIC MAINTENANCE NEEDED Cracked window pane - Broken window glass should be replaced for safety and to reduce conditioned air loss. Replace any cracked or broken windows as needed.Roger Williamson Page 4 of 31 HomePro Inspection Inc
    • A Older Home Sample - Carbon Monoxide Issue, Photo distorted on purpose, TN 9. Deck Decks are inspected for structural integrity and fall prevention. Concealed areas such as deck footers are not included in the inspection. As a general rule guard railings are required when a fall is 30" or greater and stairs having four or more risers should have proper hand rails. Newer railings should be 36" tall and reject a 4" sphere (a ball) being inserted between spindles as wider openings pose entrapment issues usually to smaller children. Any deck conditions requiring correction should be performed by a competent qualified deck contractor. Two useful sources for deck information are http://www.knoxcounty.org/codes/pdfs/deck_handout.pdf and http://www.strongtie.com/decktools/index.html?source=hpnav Deck blocks are present and older front porch deck has structural elements separating. Older covered front deck and newer deck and deck steps should be further evaluated and properly corrected for function and safety. Deck Evaluation Needed - The deck installation or condition does not appear safe at this time and requires further evaluation and proper repair. A competent qualified decking contractor should further evaluate the deck and make proper corrections as needed for safety and function. Deck Block Use - Deck appears to incorrectly use deck blocks that are designed for floating decks that should not be attached to house and may be spaced no more than 5 ft apart. A deck contractor should further evaluate and correct as needed for safety and function. Nail Hangers - Metal hangers do not appear to be properly nailed. Refer to installation instructions properly correcting as needed. Deck blocks should not be used on decks attached to home Nail Hangers - Metal hangers do not appear to be properly nailed. Refer to installation instructions properly correcting as needed.Roger Williamson Page 5 of 31 HomePro Inspection Inc
    • A Older Home Sample - Carbon Monoxide Issue, Photo distorted on purpose, TN Separation of framing observed at covered front deck 10. Soffit Material: Vinyl soffits with metal fascia PERIODIC MAINTENANCE NEEDED Deferred Maintenance - The inspected item suffers from deferred maintenance and is ready for reconditioning. 11. Siding - Metal Observations: PERIODIC MAINTENANCE NEEDED Deferred Maintenance - The inspected item suffers from deferred maintenance and is ready for reconditioning. Physical Damage - Physical damage was noted and should be properly repaired. Siding too low - The inspector noted that portions of the siding are too close to ground level, making the siding or substrate subject to decay. Siding should be a minimum of 6 inches above ground level and 2 inches above pavement. Properly provide separation at siding. If it is not cost effective to lower the soil grade or raise the siding area then you should budget periodic replacement of affected areas. 12. Siding - Wood PERIODIC MAINTENANCE NEEDED Paint Failing - One or more layers of paint do not appear to be properly bonded to painted surface. This can be caused by age, poor preparation, excessive thickness or moisture. Properly correct as needed before repainting. Refurbish before painting - A quality paint or stain job will include washing/cleaning all areas to be painted, repair/replacement of damaged siding and trim, seal all gaps, prime all unpainted areas and sufficient paint coverage to achieve desired color without bleed through. Deferred Maintenance - The inspected item suffers from deferred maintenance and is ready for reconditioning. Physical Damage - Physical damage was noted and should be properly repaired. Siding too low - The inspector noted that portions of the siding are too close to ground level, making the siding or substrate subject to decay. Siding should be a minimum of 6 inches above ground level and 2 inches above pavement. Properly provide separation at siding. If it is not cost effective to lower the soil grade or raise the siding area then you should budget periodic replacement of affected areas.Roger Williamson Page 6 of 31 HomePro Inspection Inc
    • A Older Home Sample - Carbon Monoxide Issue, Photo distorted on purpose, TN Siding too close to soil grade 13. Trim PERIODIC MAINTENANCE NEEDED Material: Wood where installed Refurbish before painting - A quality paint or stain job will include washing/cleaning all areas to be painted, repair/replacement of damaged siding and trim, seal all gaps, prime all unpainted areas and sufficient paint coverage to achieve desired color without bleed through. Paint Failing - One or more layers of paint do not appear to be properly bonded to painted surface. This can be caused by age, poor preparation, excessive thickness or moisture. Properly correct as needed before repainting. Deferred Maintenance - The inspected item suffers from deferred maintenance and is ready for reconditioning. 14. Exterior Areas Retaining Wall Stone MONITOR Budget corrections to retaining walls as necessary Rear block retaining wall Inspected item noted leaning. Correction or replacement of item may be needed in future. Monitor and repair as needed.Roger Williamson Page 7 of 31 HomePro Inspection Inc
    • A Older Home Sample - Carbon Monoxide Issue, Photo distorted on purpose, TN MONITOR Budget corrections to retaining walls as Rear block retaining wall Inspected item noted leaning. necessary Correction or replacement of item may be needed in future. Monitor and repair as needed.Roger Williamson Page 8 of 31 HomePro Inspection Inc
    • A Older Home Sample - Carbon Monoxide Issue, Photo distorted on purpose, TN Roofing The following opinion is based on an inspection of the readily accessible and visible portions of the roof on the day of inspection. It is not a warranty of the roof system or of how long it may be water tight. Any roof conditions requiring correction should be performed by a competent qualified contractor. 1. Access/Weather Access: Inspector was able to walk on roofing Weather Weather was cloudy during inspection Estimated Age 14-18 Years old Style of roofing Gable 2. Roof Covering Type of roofing installed Composition Shingle Roofing observed patched - The roof is patched. A roof that has been patched has possibly leaked in the past. Monitor and repair as needed. Budget roofing replacement soon - Roofing appears to be at or near the end of its general usefulness. You should anticipate replacing the roof covering and associated flashings in the near future. Algae and moss should be removed from roofing. Some shingle damage observed. Roofing is ready for periodic maintenance. Have a qualified competent contractor check entire roof system and associated flashings. Repair or replace affected areas as needed. Roofing is ready for maintenanceRoger Williamson Page 9 of 31 HomePro Inspection Inc
    • A Older Home Sample - Carbon Monoxide Issue, Photo distorted on purpose, TN 3. Flashing Metal where visible Tar on metal - Tar has been used to cover some areas of the metal, most likely to stop a leak. This can be a future problem area. Monitor and repair as needed. Tar on metal - Tar has been used to cover some areas of the metal, most likely to stop a leak. This can be a future problem area. Monitor and repair as needed. 4. Gutters / Downspouts Material: Metal PERIODIC MAINTENANCE NEEDED Deferred Maintenance - The inspected item suffers from deferred maintenance and is ready for reconditioning. Gutter screens installed - While gutter screens help keep gutters clean they do not completely eliminate the need for periodic cleaning of gutters. 5. Chimney Materials: Brick Exterior Furnace and water heater use brick chimney for gas appliance vent. Properly repair brick chimney before use of gas appliances. Mortar Damaged - Damaged, open, or eroding mortar joints were observed. Properly repair now and monitor on a regular basis.Roger Williamson Page 10 of 31 HomePro Inspection Inc
    • A Older Home Sample - Carbon Monoxide Issue, Photo distorted on purpose, TN Brick chimney is damaged and in need of proper repairRoger Williamson Page 11 of 31 HomePro Inspection Inc
    • A Older Home Sample - Carbon Monoxide Issue, Photo distorted on purpose, TN Attic The following opinion is based on an inspection of the readily accessible and visible portions of the structural components. Structural conditions requiring correction should be performed by a competent qualified contractor. 1. Attic Access Attic conversion to living space Unskilled structural installation - Work appears to have been completed by those not familiar or current with standard practices for this type of work. Monitor area and budget repairs as needed for safety or function. Overhead attic does not appear to have any access. Side attic areas are not tool free accessible. Inspector observed one side attic area where screws were nearly removed. Attic inaccessible - The attic area did not appear to be readily accessible to the inspector and therefore was not observed. Inspector recommends installing tool free access to attic area and having area inspected prior to settlement. 2. Attic Framing Wooden Rafters Older home framing - Framing observed is typical for age of home and may not meet current building standards. MONITOR area periodically and make corrections if condition changes. 3. Wall Insulation Roll fiberglass Where visible Observed at front side attic area Missing Insulation - Insulation is missing in areas. Recommend insulation be properly installed where missing to lower utility costs. 4. Attic Insulation Not Observed In January 2006 attic insulation standards set by the Department of Energy for this part of the country were increased to R-49 to help lower energy use. Local minimum insulation requirements may be less than DOE standards and often are R-30. 5. Attic ventilation Turbine VentsRoger Williamson Page 12 of 31 HomePro Inspection Inc
    • A Older Home Sample - Carbon Monoxide Issue, Photo distorted on purpose, TN Foundation 1. Foundation Access Door to basement area Limited crawlspace access - The inspector enters crawl space areas where the overall height is at least 24" and there is an unobstructed crawl path of at least 13". The inspected property does not meet these criteria and all areas were not viewed by inspector. 2. Foundation Materials: Brick Observations: Older Basement - Basement areas of older homes are often not constructed to be water tight. Some water seepage may occur. MONITOR area and correct as needed to meet your needs and maintain structural integrity of home. Observed at unfinished basement Wood in soil - Wood in soil contact may rot and/or sustain wood destroying insects. MONITOR this condition and consider for proper correction. PERIODIC MAINTENANCE NEEDED Portions of non load bearing foundation walls are missing Deferred Maintenance - The inspected item suffers from deferred maintenance and is ready for reconditioning. Wood to soil contact observed at basement Portions of non load bearing foundation walls are missing 3. Crawl Space Floor Framing Materials: Floor Joist - Solid Wood Beam - Wood Column - Brick Some portions of crawl space were not readily accessible Older home framing - Framing observed is typical for age of home and may not meet current building standards. MONITOR area periodically and make corrections if condition changes.Roger Williamson Page 13 of 31 HomePro Inspection Inc
    • A Older Home Sample - Carbon Monoxide Issue, Photo distorted on purpose, TN 4. Basement Framing and Supports Materials: Floor Joist - Solid Wood Beam - Built-up Wood Column - Brick Older home framing - Framing observed is typical for age of home and may not meet current building standards. MONITOR area periodically and make corrections if condition changes. 5. Floor Insulation None 6. Foundation Ventilation Crawl space minimum ventilation - Ventilation appears to be minimal at crawl space. It is important to have proper intake and exhaust venting. Additional ventilation may need to be installed to help prevent moisture and condensation problems as well as lower utility costs. MONITOR and correct as needed.Roger Williamson Page 14 of 31 HomePro Inspection Inc
    • A Older Home Sample - Carbon Monoxide Issue, Photo distorted on purpose, TN Central Heating and Cooling The following opinion is based on an inspection of the readily accessible and visible portions of the heating and cooling systems. These systems are tested using the normal operating controls only. Improperly maintained heating and cooling can cause uncomfortable areas, higher utility bills and safety concerns. Heating and Cooling installation conditions and functional issues requiring correction should be performed by a competent licensed mechanical contractor. 1. Installed Central Heating and Cooling • Central Heating and Cooling System 5 System serves entire house Brand Furnace: Payne / Location: Basement / Fuel: Natural Gas; Forced air system Size: 66,000 BTU / Date of Manufacture: 2004 Gas furnaces typically have a service life of 15-20 years when properly maintained Filter Type: Disposable filter at furnace / Thermostat Type: Digital Brand AC: Payne / Location: Exterior / Fuel: Electric Size:3.5 ton / Date of Manufacture: 2002 Central AC units typically have a service life of 10-15 years when properly maintained AC condensate disposal method: Gravity drain piping - service annually 2. Heating Function Fired OK - Inspector adjusted thermostat, system engaged and was found to be functional. Furnace is operational but chimney flue appears to be unsafe. Properly correct as needed for function and safety. 3. Heating Flue Metal flue vents through chimney Questionable Chimney Flue - The flue arrangement appears questionable and should be tested by a qualified technician. Repair as needed for safety and function. Metal flue is usted and does not appear to be assembled properly. Hole visible at brick chimney in basement and chimney above roof line is damaged. Both chimney and metal flue should be properly repaired before operating furnace. HAZARDOUS - Inspector recommends this condition be corrected before occupying propertyRoger Williamson Page 15 of 31 HomePro Inspection Inc
    • A Older Home Sample - Carbon Monoxide Issue, Photo distorted on purpose, TN Furnace flue is rusted 4. AC Function Fired OK - Inspector adjusted thermostat, system engaged and was found to be functional. 5. Condensate Issues Condensate to crawl space - Conditioned air condensate noted draining to crawl space. Have competent heating contractor correct to drain condensate to exterior. Condensate drains to unfinished basementRoger Williamson Page 16 of 31 HomePro Inspection Inc
    • A Older Home Sample - Carbon Monoxide Issue, Photo distorted on purpose, TN 6. Duct Observations: For three rooms upstairs and laundry room at main floor Some rooms do not appear to be served by central ductwork. MONITOR your comfort level correcting if desired. Consider upgrading gravity type ductwork - Some rooms have supply vents discharging at an interior wall rather than near an exterior wall. Monitor and evaluate your comfort level upgrading or replacing existing ductwork as needed. Single air return - The central heating/cooling system serves multiple levels with only one air return installed. MONITOR your comfort level properly correcting if needed. Single unit multiple floors - When one central unit serves multiple floors expect some temperature disparity between floors. Seasonal adjustment of vent diffusers helps. A heating contractor may also be hired to modify system. MONITOR your comfort level and correct as desired. Open holes observed at duct and most duct work does not appear properly insulated. Properly correct ductwork as needed and considered upgrading ductwork to improve efficiency. Ductwork Damaged - The inspector noted damage to the ductwork which requires repair. Check all ductwork and repair as needed. Holes present in duct work and most duct work does not appear to be insulatedRoger Williamson Page 17 of 31 HomePro Inspection Inc
    • A Older Home Sample - Carbon Monoxide Issue, Photo distorted on purpose, TN Fireplace/Space HR The following opinion is based on an inspection of the readily accessible and visible portions of the fireplaces and other solid fuel burning systems. Any conditions requiring correction should be performed by a competent qualified contractor. 1. Fireplace Fireplace #1 Type: Abandoned / Location: Living Room Gas space heater installed where fireplace once was. Further evaluation and repair are needed if converting this area back to a fireplace. 2. Installed Space Heating • Space Heater #1 Fuel: Natural Gas / Type: Space heater at abandoned fireplace • PERIODIC MAINTENANCE NEEDED Properly service this unit before attempting to operate. Consider removal of unit for safety. Space Heater #1 Fuel: Natural Gas / Type: Space heater at abandoned fireplace 3. Installed Space Cooling • Space Cooling #1 Upstairs Fuel: Electric / Type: Portable window AC units are not testedRoger Williamson Page 18 of 31 HomePro Inspection Inc
    • A Older Home Sample - Carbon Monoxide Issue, Photo distorted on purpose, TN Electrical The following opinion is based on an inspection of the readily accessible and visible portions of the electrical system. Electrical installation conditions and functional issues requiring correction should be performed by a competent licensed electrical contractor. 1. Electrical Service Overhead 200 Amp Service 120/240 Volts 2. Electrical Distribution Main Panel Panel Inspected - The cover was removed from the electrical panel. The interior components were viewed and found to be in satisfactory condition and appear to be properly installed. No repairs are needed to panel or interior components at this time. Breaker Panel 200 Amps 120/240 Volts Panel Location At Meter 3. Electrical Distribution Sub Panel Type: Breaker Panel 100 Amps - 120/240 Volts Panel Location At Laundry Room Panel Inspected - The cover was removed from the electrical panel. The interior components were viewed and found to be in satisfactory condition and appear to be properly installed. No repairs are needed to panel or interior components at this time. 4. Electrical Branch Wiring Material: Nonmetallic-Sheathed Cable Observations: At unfinished basement and crawl space Routine corrections are needed to improve the safety of the electrical branch wiring. These corrections are typically the result from unskilled persons altering the branch wiring and usually are non recurring once properly completed. Where applicable, have electrical contractor terminate all exposed wire ends, enclose all open wire splices, secure loose wiring as needed and remove visible abandoned wiring and/or otherwise make wiring safe as needed. Exterior right rear corner of home Unterminated wiring - Some wires viewed not terminated. Add wire nuts to all unterminated wiring in junction boxes/panel or otherwise properly terminate in junction box with cover as needed.Roger Williamson Page 19 of 31 HomePro Inspection Inc
    • A Older Home Sample - Carbon Monoxide Issue, Photo distorted on purpose, TN Unterminated wire at right rear corner of home 5. Electrical Receptacle Outlets Using a circuit tester, a representative number of grounding type electrical receptacles were randomly checked and correct wiring was indicated. 6. Electrical GFCI Observations: Where installed GFCI Ok - Using a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) tester, receptacles were checked and indicated properly function. 7. Electrical Lighting Outlets Stair light Bulbs Out - PERIODIC MAINTENANCE NEEDED -One or more bulbs are missing or not working. Usually this just requires bulb replacement, but may require additional work if a new bulb does not resolve the matter. Install new bulbs and/or repair fixture(s) as needed. For rear exterior entrance Light fixture is needed for general safety Front exterior flood light Improper wiring - Improper wiring was noted. Have a qualified electrician check and repair as needed for function and safety. For water heater and furnace Service light missing - Equipment requiring periodic servicing should have a permanent light illuminating the control side of the equipment and a switch at the entry point of the area where the equipment is installed. Add proper lighting for safety and servicing of equipment.Roger Williamson Page 20 of 31 HomePro Inspection Inc
    • A Older Home Sample - Carbon Monoxide Issue, Photo distorted on purpose, TN Front exterior flood light Improper wiring 8. Smoke Alarms Check - Check smoke detectors regularly and no less than twice a year when time changes. Refer to installation and care instructions for proper locations and periodic maintenance.Roger Williamson Page 21 of 31 HomePro Inspection Inc
    • A Older Home Sample - Carbon Monoxide Issue, Photo distorted on purpose, TN Plumbing The following opinion is based on an inspection of the readily accessible and visible portions of the plumbing system. Plumbing installation conditions and functional issues requiring correction should be performed by a competent licensed plumbing contractor. . 1. Supply Piping Flow: Adequate functional water flow observed The visible portions of water supply piping were found generally serviceable within the parameters of its given service life. No immediate repair concerns were observed. Material: Copper 2. Waste Piping Flow: Functional waste water flow observed Material: Plastic Material: Metal Waste drain in crawl space behind fireplace was observed draining to basement floor Drips or leaks observed - Active drips or leaks were observed. Make proper repairs as needed before the leaks worsen. Repair any affected areas damaged by leaks if present. Waste drain in crawl space behind fireplace was observed draining to basement floor Drips or leaks observed - Active drips or leaks were observed. Make proper repairs as needed before the leaks worsen. Repair any affected areas damaged by leaks if present.Roger Williamson Page 22 of 31 HomePro Inspection Inc
    • A Older Home Sample - Carbon Monoxide Issue, Photo distorted on purpose, TN 3. Gas Water Heater Typical service life of a water heater is 8-12 years. Date of manufacture Water Heater Age 4-8 years Location: Basement Size: 40 gallon Natural gas water heater exhaust directly to unfinished basement, properly correct before occupying home Questionable Venting - The vent arrangement appears questionable and should be tested by a qualified technician. Repair as needed for safety and function. HAZARDOUS - Inspector recommends this condition be corrected before occupying property Water heater flue discharges to basement 4. Plumbing Equipment Water pressure reducer was observed at exterior Water pressure acceptable - The water pressure was checked at an outlet located after the pressure reducer, if one was present. The pressure was found to be within the acceptable 40-80 PSI range. See any additional notes regarding functional water flow recorded under plumbing supply piping. 5. Location of supply water shut off valves At meter At exterior of home near foundationRoger Williamson Page 23 of 31 HomePro Inspection Inc
    • A Older Home Sample - Carbon Monoxide Issue, Photo distorted on purpose, TN Interior The following opinion is based on an inspection of the readily accessible and visible portions of the interior including Walls, Ceiling, Floors, Steps, Stairways, Balconies, Railings, and Doors. Cosmetic issues are not addressed for these areas but significant physical damage, questionable staining and significant improper function are addressed in this inspection report. Conditions requiring correction for these areas should be performed by a competent qualified contractor. 1. Access Observations: Furnishings were present during inspection limiting view and access to some areas. 2. Walls Material: Drywall Material: Plaster Cracks from expansion or settlement - Noticeable cracking was observed. This is not unusual. Monitor and properly repair as needed. 3. Ceilings Material: Drywall Material: Plaster Cracks from expansion or settlement - Noticeable cracking was observed. This is not unusual. Monitor and properly repair as needed. 4. Flooring Carpet Wood Older home flooring - It is typical for older homes to have floor systems that are no longer level as does the inspected property. Monitor support system and floor for additional movement due to settling or damage and correct if condition worsens. 5. Doors Material: Wood Minor adjustment needed - The inspected item is functional overall but requires minor routine adjustment for proper operation. 6. Interior Trim No adverse conditions were observed PaintedRoger Williamson Page 24 of 31 HomePro Inspection Inc
    • A Older Home Sample - Carbon Monoxide Issue, Photo distorted on purpose, TN 7. Interior Steps Wooden steps observed Stairwell Height - A minimum stairwell height of 78" is needed to reduce injury from those who may bump their head and to allow furnishings to be carried up steps. Consider your risk exposure and correct as needed. PRE-DATE - Consider for correction 8. Railings Consider modernizing handrails or guard rails - Installed railings do not meet current safety standards and should be evaluated considering appropriate upgrades where needed for safety or function. PRE-DATE - Consider for correctionRoger Williamson Page 25 of 31 HomePro Inspection Inc
    • A Older Home Sample - Carbon Monoxide Issue, Photo distorted on purpose, TN Kitchen The following opinion is based on an inspection of the readily accessible and visible portions of the kitchen including counters and a representative number of cabinets. The following built in appliances are checked as part of this inspection report if present: Range, Cook top, Oven, Garbage Disposal, Microwave, Trash Compactor, Ventilation Equipment such as a Range Hood. Installed Dishwashers are run through a normal cycle. Appliance inspection does not cover clocks, timers, self cleaning function, calibration or automatic functions. Refrigerators are outside the scope of this inspection and only their presence or absence is noted. Installation conditions and functional issues for this area requiring correction should be performed by a competent qualified contractor. 1. Countertop Countertop Acceptable - The countertop was inspected and found to be generally serviceable within the parameters of its given service life Material: Laminate 2. Cabinets Cabinets Acceptable - A representative number of built-in cabinets were inspected and found to be generally serviceable within the parameters of their given service life Material: Wood and Wood Composition Painted 3. Sink and Faucet Observations: No Leaks Observed - The inspected faucet was run for longer than one minute. No leaks were viewed at the visible supply lines, faucet or the visible waste drain lines just beneath the sink. Double Bowl Stainless Steel Personal property beneath sink restricted inspectors view of this area 4. Range / Oven Observations: Both range and oven were checked On/Off Tested - Inspected appliance was turned on and off by the normal operating controls. The main function of the appliance appeared to be operating normally. Inspector does not test calibration of appliances or check the function of optional equipment on appliances. Electric Range and Oven 5. Disposal None 6. Dishwasher Dishwasher Functional - The dishwasher was run through a normal wash cycle and appeared to be functioning. Additionally, no leaks were observed about the dishwasher during the inspection. Dishwasher service life - Typically dishwashers are designed to last approximately 10 years.Roger Williamson Page 26 of 31 HomePro Inspection Inc
    • A Older Home Sample - Carbon Monoxide Issue, Photo distorted on purpose, TN 7. Microwave On/Off Tested - Inspected appliance was turned on and off by the normal operating controls. The main function of the appliance appeared to be operating normally. Inspector does not test calibration of appliances or check the function of optional equipment on appliances. Microwave - Permanently Installed The microwave is higher than expected off floor and may pose scald hazard to shorter persons removing hot items from microwave. Monitor and evaluate your risk exposure and properly correct as needed. 8. Cooking Ventilation Ductless unit appears functional Above range integral with microwave 9. Kitchen Floor Observations: Material: Tile Floor is out of level - The floor is not level. This can be a sign of settlement of the structure. Monitor and repair as needed. 10. Laundry Connections Observations: Laundry appliances were present but were not operated by the inspector as they are outside the scope of a home inspection and typically do not convey with the home. 11. Refrigerator A kitchen refrigerator was present but was not checked by the inspector as they are outside the scope of a home inspection and typically do not convey with the home. Areas concealed by the refrigerator were not observed.Roger Williamson Page 27 of 31 HomePro Inspection Inc
    • A Older Home Sample - Carbon Monoxide Issue, Photo distorted on purpose, TN Bath 1 The following opinion is based on an inspection of the readily accessible and visible portions of the bathrooms. Installation conditions and functional issues for this area requiring correction should be performed by a competent qualified contractor. 1. Plumbing Fixtures PERIODIC MAINTENANCE NEEDED LOCATION: Main Level Hall Bath Toilet Toilet Loose - The toilet is loose and should be properly repaired for function and safety. Loose toilets can cause leakage and floor damage. Tub is supported only by two legs Unsupported Tub - Floor of tub does not appear to be properly supported. Properly correct as needed. Properly put this area back in service. Tub is supported only by two legs Unsupported Tub - Floor of tub does not appear to be properly supported. Properly correct as needed. 2. Ventilation Type Window present to ventilate bathroom PERIODIC MAINTENANCE NEEDED Man level bathroom window is not operable 3. Bath Floor Material: Material: Tile Tile Cracked - Cracked tile were observed. This can be due to settlement or improper installation. Monitor area budgeting corrections if condition worsens.Roger Williamson Page 28 of 31 HomePro Inspection Inc
    • A Older Home Sample - Carbon Monoxide Issue, Photo distorted on purpose, TN Bath 2 1. Plumbing Fixtures LOCATION: Upstairs Bath Installed Fixtures Bathing: Shower Sink: Pedestal Type Toilet: Water tank type Toilet Functional - The toilet was flushed no less than two times. On each operation the toilet refilled and shut off properly. No leaks were noted at toilet. PERIODIC MAINTENANCE NEEDED Sink Drain Sluggish - Drainage was sluggish. This may indicate a blockage in the drainage system. Properly repair as needed. MONITOR Shower floor is not level causing water to pond in shower after use. Evaluate your need drying area or correcting shower installation as needed. 2. Ventilation Type Type: Window present to ventilate bathroom PERIODIC MAINTENANCE NEEDED Upstairs bathroom window is not operable 3. Bath Floor Material: Vinyl Tile Floor is out of level - The floor is not level. This can be a sign of settlement of the structure. Monitor and repair as needed.Roger Williamson Page 29 of 31 HomePro Inspection Inc
    • A Older Home Sample - Carbon Monoxide Issue, Photo distorted on purpose, TN Report Summary Report Summary Exterior Page 6 Item: 9 Deck Deck blocks are present and older front porch deck has structural elements separating. Older covered front deck and newer deck and deck steps should be further evaluated and properly corrected for function and safety. Deck Evaluation Needed - The deck installation or condition does not appear safe at this time and requires further evaluation and proper repair. A competent qualified decking contractor should further evaluate the deck and make proper corrections as needed for safety and function. Deck Block Use - Deck appears to incorrectly use deck blocks that are designed for floating decks that should not be attached to house and may be spaced no more than 5 ft apart. A deck contractor should further evaluate and correct as needed for safety and function. Nail Hangers - Metal hangers do not appear to be properly nailed. Refer to installation instructions properly correcting as needed. Page 6 Item: 11 Siding - Metal Siding too low - The inspector noted that portions of the siding are too close to ground level, making the siding or substrate subject to decay. Siding should be a minimum of 6 inches above ground level and 2 inches above pavement. Properly provide separation at siding. If it is not cost effective to lower the soil grade or raise the siding area then you should budget periodic replacement of affected areas. Page 7 Item: 12 Siding - Wood Siding too low - The inspector noted that portions of the siding are too close to ground level, making the siding or substrate subject to decay. Siding should be a minimum of 6 inches above ground level and 2 inches above pavement. Properly provide separation at siding. If it is not cost effective to lower the soil grade or raise the siding area then you should budget periodic replacement of affected areas. Roofing Page 10 Item: 2 Roof Covering Algae and moss should be removed from roofing. Some shingle damage observed. Roofing is ready for periodic maintenance. Have a qualified competent contractor check entire roof system and associated flashings. Repair or replace affected areas as needed. Page 11 Item: 5 Chimney Furnace and water heater use brick chimney for gas appliance vent. Properly repair brick chimney before use of gas appliances. Mortar Damaged - Damaged, open, or eroding mortar joints were observed. Properly repair now and monitor on a regular basis. Central Heating and Cooling Page 16 Item: 3 Heating Flue Metal flue vents through chimney Questionable Chimney Flue - The flue arrangement appears questionable and should be tested by a qualified technician. Repair as needed for safety and function. Metal flue is usted and does not appear to be assembled properly. Hole visible at brick chimney in basement and chimney above roof line is damaged. Both chimney and metal flue should be properly repaired before operating furnace. HAZARDOUS - Inspector recommends this condition be corrected before occupying property Page 16 Item: 5 Condensate Issues Condensate to crawl space - Conditioned air condensate noted draining to crawl space. Have competent heating contractor correct to drain condensate to exterior.Roger Williamson Page 30 of 31 HomePro Inspection Inc
    • A Older Home Sample - Carbon Monoxide Issue, Photo distorted on purpose, TN Page 17 Item: 6 Duct Open holes observed at duct and most duct work does not appear properly insulated. Properly correct ductwork as needed and considered upgrading ductwork to improve efficiency. Ductwork Damaged - The inspector noted damage to the ductwork which requires repair. Check all ductwork and repair as needed. Electrical Page 20 Item: 4 Electrical Branch At unfinished basement and crawl space Wiring Routine corrections are needed to improve the safety of the electrical branch wiring. These corrections are typically the result from unskilled persons altering the branch wiring and usually are non recurring once properly completed. Where applicable, have electrical contractor terminate all exposed wire ends, enclose all open wire splices, secure loose wiring as needed and remove visible abandoned wiring and/or otherwise make wiring safe as needed. Exterior right rear corner of home Unterminated wiring - Some wires viewed not terminated. Add wire nuts to all unterminated wiring in junction boxes/panel or otherwise properly terminate in junction box with cover as needed. Page 21 Item: 7 Electrical Lighting Front exterior flood light Outlets Improper wiring - Improper wiring was noted. Have a qualified electrician check and repair as needed for function and safety. For water heater and furnace Service light missing - Equipment requiring periodic servicing should have a permanent light illuminating the control side of the equipment and a switch at the entry point of the area where the equipment is installed. Add proper lighting for safety and servicing of equipment. Plumbing Page 22 Item: 2 Waste Piping Waste drain in crawl space behind fireplace was observed draining to basement floor Drips or leaks observed - Active drips or leaks were observed. Make proper repairs as needed before the leaks worsen. Repair any affected areas damaged by leaks if present. Page 23 Item: 3 Gas Water Heater Natural gas water heater exhaust directly to unfinished basement, properly correct before occupying home Questionable Venting - The vent arrangement appears questionable and should be tested by a qualified technician. Repair as needed for safety and function. HAZARDOUS - Inspector recommends this condition be corrected before occupying property Bath 1 Page 28 Item: 1 Plumbing Fixtures LOCATION: Main Level Hall Bath Toilet Toilet Loose - The toilet is loose and should be properly repaired for function and safety. Loose toilets can cause leakage and floor damage. Tub is supported only by two legs Unsupported Tub - Floor of tub does not appear to be properly supported. Properly correct as needed. Properly put this area back in service.Roger Williamson Page 31 of 31 HomePro Inspection Inc