INSPECTION REPORT PREPARED FOR:
     Mr. & Mrs. Happy Homeowner


          PROPERTY:
           123 Street
         Homet...
Report Index
INTRODUCTION                                          1
STRUCTURE & FOUNDATION                               ...
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                                                             INTRODUCTION
 Report limitations:
 This report ...
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 How to read this report:
 • Items entered in the report under the category of "ITEMS INSPECTED" where obser...
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                                                STRUCTURE & FOUNDATION
 Scope of the inspection: Describing ...
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2.6 Structure Exterior - East
Side




                                                Seal openings
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                                                                  EXTERIOR
 Scope of the inspection: Inspect...
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                                                             ROOF SYSTEMS
 Scope of the inspection: Describi...
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                                                          GARAGE/CARPORT
 Scope of the inspection: Inspectin...
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                                                      ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
 Scope of the inspection: Describin...
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                                                                       WIRING
6.7 Description               ...
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                                  Maintenance Advised - Loose receptacle in
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6.13 Kitchen                      Not Dependable - A discolored receptacle is
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                                                       PLUMBING SYSTEMS
 Scope of the inspection: Describin...
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                                                               OTHER PLUMBING
7.8 Irrigation System        ...
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                                              COMFORT CONTROL SYSTEMS
 Scope of the inspection: Describing ...
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                                  Deficiencies - Upper condensate lines do not
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                                      FIREPLACES OR SOLID FUEL HEATING
 Scope of the inspection: Describing...
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                                                                  INTERIOR
 Scope of the inspection: Operat...
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                                                    KITCHEN & APPLIANCES
 Scope of the inspection: Inspecti...
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                                                   BATHROOMS & LAUNDRY
 Scope of inspection: Inspecting plu...
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                                                          REPORT CLOSING
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SUMMARY REPORT
                                            Customer:       Property Address:
 Important Notice: It is esse...
person.

ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
    ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS
    6.9 Front Bedroom
    Maintenance Advised - Loose receptacle in ...
Not Dependable - Left sink faucet has a low water volume is noted, right sink faucet has no water
        flow. A qualifie...
KITCHEN & APPLIANCES
     APPLIANCES
     11.3 Range & Oven
     Safety Concern - Anti-tip brackets are not installed. A q...
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  1. 1. INSPECTION REPORT PREPARED FOR: Mr. & Mrs. Happy Homeowner PROPERTY: 123 Street Hometown, USA
  2. 2. Report Index INTRODUCTION 1 STRUCTURE & FOUNDATION 3 EXTERIOR 5 ROOF SYSTEMS 6 GARAGE/CARPORT 7 ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS 8 PLUMBING SYSTEMS 12 COMFORT CONTROL SYSTEMS 14 FIREPLACES OR SOLID FUEL HEATING 16 INTERIOR 17 KITCHEN & APPLIANCES 18 BATHROOMS & LAUNDRY 19 REPORT CLOSING 20 INSPECTION PERFORMED BY: Ed Reeve Inspect-It 1st 4124 Chatham Crest Lane Buford, Ga
  3. 3. PAGE 1 OF 20 INTRODUCTION Report limitations: This report is intended only as a general guide to help the client make his and/or her own evaluation of the overall condition of the property, and is not intended to reflect the value of the premises, nor make any representation as to the advisability of purchase. This report expresses my professional opinion, based upon the visual impressions of the conditions that existed on the exact date and at the exact time of the inspection only. The inspection and report are not intended to be technically exhaustive, or to imply that every component was inspected, or that every possible defect was discovered. No disassembly of equipment, opening of walls, moving of furniture, appliances or stored items, or excavation was performed. All components and conditions which, by the nature of their location, are concealed, camouflaged, or unsafe to inspect are excluded from the report. Any general comments about items outside the scope of the inspection per applicable reporting standards are informational only and entered as a courtesy. The inspection report should not be construed as a compliance inspection of any governmental, or non-governmental, codes or regulations. Any opinion expressed regarding adequacy, capacity, or expected life of components are general estimates based on information about similar components and occasional wide variations are to be expected between such estimates and actual experience. I have no interest, present or contemplated, in this property or its improvement. To the best of my knowledge and belief, all statements and information in this report are true and correct. GENERAL INFORMATION 1.1 Inspection Site 123 Street Hometown, USA. 1.2 Client Mr. And Mrs. Happy Homeowner Report Delivery: Sent electronically. 1.3 Report Information Report File Number: 2008118 Inspection Ordered By: Client Standards of Practice Observed: This inspection performed in accordance with the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI) standards of professional practice. Report Summary: A summary report that highlights some substantial concerns noted throughout this report is attached. However, reading the full report is essential for full disclosure and a better understanding of the condition of the property. Please read the entire report prior to responding to the seller with any repair request, or negotiation terms. 1.4 Invoice Services Rendered: Basic home inspection. Total Fee: $ 300.00 All work is complete! I will sincerely appreciate a prompt payment. This property inspection report for property address: , prepared by Inspect-It 1st Inspector exclusively for on 07/24/2008. Use of this report by third parties without purchasers or inspectors permission is strictly prohibited, this report is the property of the inspector and customers named herein. Information shall be disclosed to other interested parties with discretion and in compliance with recognized codes of professional conduct. Reproduction, modification in any manner is prohibited. No liability is assumed with respect to the use of this report by any other parties. This report form is copyrighted © by Inspect-It 1st Franchise Corporation, Scottsdale AZ. All Rights Reserved. 800-510-9100 ()
  4. 4. PAGE 2 OF 20 How to read this report: • Items entered in the report under the category of "ITEMS INSPECTED" where observed are serviceable and functioning as intended and should continue to do so within the foreseeable future unless deficiencies, repairs, maintenance, monitoring, questionable dependability, or further evaluation by appropriate persons is indicated. • A condition that may be "functional" or "serviceable" for older properties may be an area of concern for a newer property. Instances of normal "wear and tear" related to the age of the property may not be specified in this report and "functional" or "serviceable" is not meant to be considered "perfect". • Limitations entered in most reports include concealed areas within the interior and possibly the exterior of the property, including but not limited to furnishings, temporary floor coverings, or seasonal conditions such as snow cover. These are entered to bring to awareness that every item or area could not be inspected. Observing areas concealed at the time of the inspection for acceptable condition at a time when they are no longer concealed and preferably prior to the close of the transaction is advised. Terminology: Deficiencies: Components, systems or areas have failed or may be at the end of their useful lifespan. Items may be costly to repair. It is recommended that qualified and competent tradespersons or licensed contractors perform repairs. Not Dependable: General observations, age of the specified item, known product defects, or my common knowledge indicate that substantial repairs, replacement or anticipated problems are likely in the future. Maintenance Advised: To keep functional condition intact, these items now need regular maintenance, repairs, or correction as necessary. Items in this category are likely to worsen appreciably or cause further damage if not quickly addressed. Attention Required: These conditions are seen as potential problems that may not be completely evident at the time of the inspection and require monitoring at this time and/or action may be needed if conditions continue to worsen. Conditions in this category may vary due to seasonal changes. Safety Concern: Any condition observed that can be potentially dangerous, harmful or unstable. Some items may be due to a change in building standards from the time the structure was built. Immediate repairs or upgrades are strongly advised. INSPECTION PARTICULARS 1.5 Date & Time Date: May 7, 2008 Start Time: Inspection started at 03:00 PM. Duration: Approximately 2 hours of actual inspection time, report preparation time not included. 1.6 Occupancy Status Occupied? The house is vacant. Utilities? All utilities are on at the time of this inspection. 1.7 Today's Weather Approximate Temperature: Between 70-80 degrees fahrenheit. Wind: Breezy. Sky Conditions: Sky is clear with full sun. Precipitation: No precipitation during this inspection occurred. Humidity: Normal humidity observed on the day of this inspection. 1.8 Recent Weather Rain: Recent measurable rain on this site is not likely, dry conditions have been prevalent in this region. BUILDING CHARACTERISTICS 1.9 Orientation Residence Position: South - When you are standing at at the front door of the residence you would be looking out to the indicated direction. Building position is an approximation only and is utilized to reference locations and positions throughout this report. 1.10 Description Building Age: Estimated to be 1 years. Building Type: Traditional-Frame. Number of stories: 2. 1.11 Alterations No apparent alterations to the structure since initial construction. This property inspection report for property address: , prepared by Inspect-It 1st Inspector exclusively for on 07/24/2008. Use of this report by third parties without purchasers or inspectors permission is strictly prohibited, this report is the property of the inspector and customers named herein. Information shall be disclosed to other interested parties with discretion and in compliance with recognized codes of professional conduct. Reproduction, modification in any manner is prohibited. No liability is assumed with respect to the use of this report by any other parties. This report form is copyrighted © by Inspect-It 1st Franchise Corporation, Scottsdale AZ. All Rights Reserved. 800-510-9100 ()
  5. 5. PAGE 3 OF 20 STRUCTURE & FOUNDATION Scope of the inspection: Describing and inspecting the foundation, floor supports or columns (if any), wall structures, support columns and/or post, wall cladding and/or surface materials. Inspecting exterior trim components. Probing structural or trim components where deterioration is suspected. Reporting the method used to inspect the under floor crawl space areas. Verifying the existence of insulation, vapor barriers and ventilation in unfinished spaces. Reporting signs of water penetration into the building or signs of abnormal or harmful condensation on building components. Exterior walls: Areas hidden from view by finished walls or stored items cannot be evaluated and are not a part of this inspection. Latent moisture damage inside wall cavities and behind exterior finish systems is not included in this report. Any past water damage disclosed may require further intrusive investigation that will require consent from the property owner and further evaluation by appropriate tradespersons. Exterior trim: Required trim components to be inspected consist of eaves, soffits, fascia, window trim, and wall trim. Depending upon design; some structures may not have all specified trim components installed. Depending on design, some components may be fully or partially concealed. -ITEMS INSPECTED- 2.1 Visual Structure: Exterior and interior wall structures. Exterior support columns. Exterior Surfaces: Wall surfaces interior and exterior. Column surface materials. Exterior Trim: Fascia boards. Roof eaves and soffits. Wall and window trim. Flashings: Window flashings. Door flashings. Foundation: Foundation walls where visible above grade level. Floor Structure: Main level floor slab. 2.2 Exclusions/Limitations The floor slab(s) is/are not visible due to carpet and/or floor coverings, no readily discernible problems are noted that can be detected on the surface of the floor coverings. Columns have surface material installed prevent the viewing and determining the type of structural components installed. Most foundation footings are installed well below grade and concealed by soil, determining their condition is therefore not possible. This is typical with most inspections. Unable to verify wall insulation, viewing the interior of the wall cavities is outside the scope of this inspection. EXTERIOR WALLS & STRUCTURE SUPPORTS 2.3 Description Exterior Wall Structure: Frame Construction. Exterior Support Columns: Exterior columns are encased and concealed by surface materials, structural components not determined. EXTERIOR SURFACES & TRIM 2.4 Description Wall Surface Material(s): Combination of Brick, Stone Veneer, and Hardboard Siding. Wood Trim. 2.5 Structure Exterior - Front Maintenance Advised - Openings in mortor at door sill. Can allow water intrusion behind the surface materials. General repairs that are needed that can easily be performed by a handy person. Seal opening This property inspection report for property address: , prepared by Inspect-It 1st Inspector exclusively for on 07/24/2008. Use of this report by third parties without purchasers or inspectors permission is strictly prohibited, this report is the property of the inspector and customers named herein. Information shall be disclosed to other interested parties with discretion and in compliance with recognized codes of professional conduct. Reproduction, modification in any manner is prohibited. No liability is assumed with respect to the use of this report by any other parties. This report form is copyrighted © by Inspect-It 1st Franchise Corporation, Scottsdale AZ. All Rights Reserved. 800-510-9100 ()
  6. 6. PAGE 4 OF 20 2.6 Structure Exterior - East Side Seal openings Maintenance Advised - Openings are found around the pipes and wires that enter the structure through the exterior wall. Sealing openings at the pipes avoids rodent and insect entry into the structural components. General repairs that are needed that can easily be performed by a handy person. INTERIOR WALLS & STRUCTURE 2.7 Description Interior Wall Structure: Frame Construction. Interior Columns: Interior columns are encased and concealed by surface materials, structural components cannot be determined. FOUNDATION 2.8 Description Foundation Type: One piece slab is apparent. Foundation Materials: Poured and Formed Concrete. FLOOR STRUCTURE 2.9 Description Configuration: The entire interior floor area is a concrete slab. Slab Type: Standard slab on grade construction. This property inspection report for property address: , prepared by Inspect-It 1st Inspector exclusively for on 07/24/2008. Use of this report by third parties without purchasers or inspectors permission is strictly prohibited, this report is the property of the inspector and customers named herein. Information shall be disclosed to other interested parties with discretion and in compliance with recognized codes of professional conduct. Reproduction, modification in any manner is prohibited. No liability is assumed with respect to the use of this report by any other parties. This report form is copyrighted © by Inspect-It 1st Franchise Corporation, Scottsdale AZ. All Rights Reserved. 800-510-9100 ()
  7. 7. PAGE 5 OF 20 EXTERIOR Scope of the inspection: Inspecting walkways leading up to the dwelling, patios, porches and door stoops, covers, awnings, site grading and drainage, exterior platforms, stairs, steps and safety railings, vegetation and retaining walls. Probing structural components where deterioration is suspected. Walkways: Municipal sidewalks are not inspected, any reporting of the sidewalks is entered because of self-evident adverse or safety conditions. Inspection of walkways or pathways is limited to those leading up to or in close proximity to the dwelling. Platforms: Decks and porches are often built close to the ground, making viewing or access beneath them impossible. These areas, as well as others too low to enter, or in some other manner not accessible, are excluded from the inspection and are not addressed in the report. Exterior covers: Structure components for exterior covers is reported in this section. Reporting the condition of the roof covering material for patios, decks or other similar type of cover that is not consistent with the main roof is disclosed in the roof section unless indicated otherwise. Site: This inspection is not intended to address or include any geological conditions or site stability information. For information concerning these conditions, a geologist or soil engineer should be consulted. Any reference to grade is limited to only areas around the exterior of the exposed areas of foundation, or exterior walls. All exterior grades should allow for surface and roof water to flow away from the foundation. "Faulty grade" is the term used for areas sloped toward the foundation. This inspection is visual in nature and does not attempt to determine drainage performance of the site. Reporting vegetation and retaining walls is limited to situations that may adversely affect the structure. -ITEMS INSPECTED- 3.1 Visual Grounds: Walkways leading up to dwelling entrances. Patio. Stoops at door entrances. Driveway and/or parking areas. Drainage methods and grade at the foundation. Vegetation in close proximity to the structure. This property inspection report for property address: , prepared by Inspect-It 1st Inspector exclusively for on 07/24/2008. Use of this report by third parties without purchasers or inspectors permission is strictly prohibited, this report is the property of the inspector and customers named herein. Information shall be disclosed to other interested parties with discretion and in compliance with recognized codes of professional conduct. Reproduction, modification in any manner is prohibited. No liability is assumed with respect to the use of this report by any other parties. This report form is copyrighted © by Inspect-It 1st Franchise Corporation, Scottsdale AZ. All Rights Reserved. 800-510-9100 ()
  8. 8. PAGE 6 OF 20 ROOF SYSTEMS Scope of the inspection: Describing the type of the roof covering material, attic insulation, and the methods used to inspect the roofing and attic (if any). Inspecting the roofing materials, roof drainage systems, flashings, roof penetrations, and signs of leaks or abnormal condensation on the structure components. Determining the presence of a vapor barrier and ventilation in the attic or accessible ceiling cavities. Roof drainage systems: Roof drainage gutters, downspouts and extensions are not tested for adequate slope and drainage. Some leaks at the gutters can only be determined at times of inclement weather resulting in higher than normal water conditions. The homeowner should observe the gutters during these conditions and repair any leaks as a routine maintenance requirement. Insulation: Thickness and/or R value of attic insulation is entered as an approximation and not necessarily confirmed at all areas. Garages are considered un-conditioned space per applicable reporting standards and any reporting of the absence or presence of garage insulation is entered as a courtesy. General notes: The inspector cannot and does not offer an opinion or warranty as to whether the roof leaks or may be subject to future leakage. The only way to determine whether a roof is absolutely water tight is to observe it during a prolonged rainfall; this situation may not be present during the actual inspection. -ITEMS INSPECTED- 4.1 Visual Roofing: Surface materials observed at all roof areas. Flashings & Penetrations: Plumbing and appliance vents with their associated flashings. Roof & Ceiling Structure: Roof structure components observed at accessible attic space(s). Ventilation: Sufficient size and quantity for the size of the roof area. Insulation: Installed at all observable attic areas. MAIN ROOF SURFACE 4.2 Description Surface Material: Composition Shingles with raised profile and overlaying tabs. Surface Material Estimated Age: Less than 1 Year. Estimated Amount of Material Layers: It appears there is one layer. 4.3 Inspection Method Accessibility: Roof is not accessible for walking. Roof is too high and steep to access safely. Observability: Majority of the roof surface material is observable. Viewing the roof from ground with binoculars Viewing from roof edge on a ladder was performed. ROOF & CEILING STRUCTURE 4.4 Description Location: Entire main roof structure. Roof Structure: Rafter construction. Roof Deck: Wafer board (OSB) sheathing. Ceiling Structure: Joists. ATTIC 4.5 Description Configuration: Full attic space is comprised for the entire roof area. Ceiling Insulation: Blown-in Fiberglass insulation installed. Approximate thickness is between 12 & 16 inches. 4.6 Inspection Method Accessibility: Attic Scuttle hole is accessible. Entered the attic at the Hallway. Entered the attic a distance of approximately 10 feet from the scuttle hole(s). Observability: Majority of the attic area is observable. Insulation restricts the view of all components within the attic space, typical limitations experienced with most inspections. This property inspection report for property address: , prepared by Inspect-It 1st Inspector exclusively for on 07/24/2008. Use of this report by third parties without purchasers or inspectors permission is strictly prohibited, this report is the property of the inspector and customers named herein. Information shall be disclosed to other interested parties with discretion and in compliance with recognized codes of professional conduct. Reproduction, modification in any manner is prohibited. No liability is assumed with respect to the use of this report by any other parties. This report form is copyrighted © by Inspect-It 1st Franchise Corporation, Scottsdale AZ. All Rights Reserved. 800-510-9100 ()
  9. 9. PAGE 7 OF 20 GARAGE/CARPORT Scope of the inspection: Inspecting interior and exterior garage walls, floors, vehicle doors, required fire separation wall and ceiling systems between attached garages and living spaces or attic, testing of the door operator safety devices. Fire wall: Attached garages must have a fire separation wall installed between the garage space and the living space, attic, and/or substructure areas. These separation walls usually consist of fire resistant material such as drywall, or masonry materials. Garage access doors into the living space also must meet certain requirements for adequate fire protection, for example, they must be fire rated and self-closing. Determining the heat resistance rating of a firewall is beyond the scope of this inspection. Flammable materials should not be stored within attached garage areas. Door operators: The testing procedure for door operators is checking for proper reversal of the door when reasonable resistance is applied to the door when closing. Garage door operators made since the early 1990's should have an infrared safety device installed with the unit. Confirming the operation of remote control devices for garage door operators is outside the scope of this inspection. -ITEMS INSPECTED- 5.1 Visual Interior: Walls and floor areas. Finished ceiling. Firewall Separation: Fire separation door into the interior. Fire separation walls and ceilings.. Garage Vehicle Door: Door panels and related hardware. 5.2 Operation/Tested Vehicle Door(s): Operation of the garage door and related hardware. Door Operator(s): Reasonable resistance was applied to the door while closing. Automatic door operator safety beam. Garage Entrance Doors: Entrance door into the interior of the house. GARAGE 5.3 Description Garage Size: Average sized 2 car garage. Type: Built-In garage Total Number of Garage Doors: 2. Total Number of Garage Door Operators: 2. This property inspection report for property address: , prepared by Inspect-It 1st Inspector exclusively for on 07/24/2008. Use of this report by third parties without purchasers or inspectors permission is strictly prohibited, this report is the property of the inspector and customers named herein. Information shall be disclosed to other interested parties with discretion and in compliance with recognized codes of professional conduct. Reproduction, modification in any manner is prohibited. No liability is assumed with respect to the use of this report by any other parties. This report form is copyrighted © by Inspect-It 1st Franchise Corporation, Scottsdale AZ. All Rights Reserved. 800-510-9100 ()
  10. 10. PAGE 8 OF 20 ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS Scope of the inspection: Describing service amperage and voltage, conductor materials, and service type. Reporting the location of panels. Inspecting service and distribution equipment where visible and proper wire compatibility in conjunction with the over current protection devices. Operating a representative number of switches and installed light fixtures on the interior and exterior. Confirming grounding and polarity of a representative amount of room receptacles and accessible receptacles within 6 feet of interior plumbing fixtures or at exterior locations. Operating ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI). Ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI): These safety outlets are installed to protect occupants and are typically installed at locations within 6 feet of water sources or areas susceptible to wet or damp conditions. Older properties may not have GFCI outlets at all wet locations, in which case, upgrading is always recommended. General electrical information: Any electrical repairs attempted by anyone other than a licensed electrician should be approached with caution. The power to the entire house should be turned off prior to beginning any repair efforts, no matter how trivial the repair may seen. When solid (not stranded) aluminum wiring is found, periodic inspections and maintenance by a licensed electrician is strongly advised. Determining exactly what is controlled by each wall switch cannot always be verified. Burned out light bulbs or cosmetic issues at light fixtures or missing globes are not reported. Plastic diffusers often become very brittle over time, the slightest movement can break these components and therefore they are not moved. Phone lines, cable TV, internet, audio, security systems, landscape lighting, low voltage lighting systems and wiring for all aforementioned systems or components are excluded from this inspection. Function of motion detector lights can only be tested during dark conditions; inspections are conducted during daylight hours, therefore, these light functions cannot be verified by the inspector. -ITEMS INSPECTED- 6.1 Visual Service Entrance: Point of service cabinet. Electric meter base. Service grounding. Underground service conduit. Underground service cables/conductors are concealed, typical of this type of application. Main shut off device. Panels: Panel cabinet installation and mounting. Panel board connections. Over current devices. Over current protection and wire compatibility. Panel grounding and bonding. Wiring: Branch circuit wiring inside panel(s) and unfinished spaces. Equipment service disconnects. Observable wiring conduits. Miscellaneous: Interior and exterior light fixtures, switches, and receptacles. Interior alarms and/ or detector mounting. 6.2 Operated/Tested Electrical Components: A representative sampling of electrical switches and fixtures throughout was taken. A representative sampling of interior electrical receptacles was tested for correct polarity and grounding. Safety Devices: GFCI protected receptacles tested for power interruption. AFCI protected circuits. 6.3 Maintenance Tips Testing the smoke, fire or carbon monoxide detectors (if any) at least twice a year is recommended. Changing batteries once a year is also recommended. ELECTRIC SERVICE ENTRANCE 6.4 Description Service Type: Service cables are underground. Service Capacity: 200 Amp rating. Grounding Method: Grounded conductor is encased in concrete commonly known as "Ufer" type of ground. Main Shut Off Location: Single main breaker at the point of service cabinet. MAIN PANEL 6.5 Description Main Service Panel Location: Garage interior. Panel Configuration: Panel is separated from the service entrance. Panel Ground/Bonding: Present, proper bonding observed. Over Current Protection: Standard circuit breakers. Arc fault circuit breakers. 6.6 Circuit Count Number of 220 Volt Over Current Devices: 7 Number of 110 Volt Over Current Devices: 19 Number of 15 Amp Over Current Devices: 11 Number of 20 Amp Over Current Devices: 12 Number of 30 Amp and Above Over Current Devices: 10. This property inspection report for property address: , prepared by Inspect-It 1st Inspector exclusively for on 07/24/2008. Use of this report by third parties without purchasers or inspectors permission is strictly prohibited, this report is the property of the inspector and customers named herein. Information shall be disclosed to other interested parties with discretion and in compliance with recognized codes of professional conduct. Reproduction, modification in any manner is prohibited. No liability is assumed with respect to the use of this report by any other parties. This report form is copyrighted © by Inspect-It 1st Franchise Corporation, Scottsdale AZ. All Rights Reserved. 800-510-9100 ()
  11. 11. PAGE 9 OF 20 WIRING 6.7 Description Service Conductors: Service conductors are fully concealed. Wiring Method(s): The observed cable system(s) installed are non-metallic sheathed cables, commonly known as "Romex". Grounding: This wire system is grounded. Branch Circuit Conductors: Copper wires at all observable circuits. Wiring conductors are verified at the panel(s) only. Appliance Service Disconnects: Installed as required at appropriate locations. SAFETY CIRCUITS 6.8 Comments Occupants should familiarize themselves with GFCI protected receptacle reset locations. If power is unavailable at a designated protected receptacle, the reset location may be at another receptacle, identified by buttons integral with the receptacle itself, possibly at a different location in the building and/or at an electrical panel. If questions persist regarding the operation and circuitry of GFCI's, contact a licensed electrician. Arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCI) are a requirement in newer construction, these devices sense arcing in the circuit that can be a result of a loose connection and/or overheating of the circuit that can have smoke associated with this condition due to burning wires. Toxic smoke inside a bed room can be a very hazardous when people are sleeping, the intention of this safety device is to avoid smoke inhalation due to burning wires. Arc fault breakers are installed in electrical panels and typically service circuits in bedrooms only. These breakers are known to trip with using appliances with motors such as a vacuum. If tripping of the breaker is consistently a problem, it could be the appliance being used or a sensitive breaker may be suspected. ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS 6.9 Front Bedroom Maintenance Advised - Loose receptacle in the junction box is found. Electrical maintenance should be performed by a licensed electrician, however when the services of an electrician are not attainable for minuscule or minor repairs, these repairs can easily be accomplished by a knowledgeable homeowner or a competent handy-person. Basic understanding of electrical circuits and components is necessary to ensure safe repairs. Loose receptacle 6.10 Rear Bedroom This property inspection report for property address: , prepared by Inspect-It 1st Inspector exclusively for on 07/24/2008. Use of this report by third parties without purchasers or inspectors permission is strictly prohibited, this report is the property of the inspector and customers named herein. Information shall be disclosed to other interested parties with discretion and in compliance with recognized codes of professional conduct. Reproduction, modification in any manner is prohibited. No liability is assumed with respect to the use of this report by any other parties. This report form is copyrighted © by Inspect-It 1st Franchise Corporation, Scottsdale AZ. All Rights Reserved. 800-510-9100 ()
  12. 12. PAGE 10 OF 20 Maintenance Advised - Loose receptacle in the junction box is found. Electrical maintenance should be performed by a licensed electrician, however when the services of an electrician are not attainable for minuscule or minor repairs, these repairs can easily be accomplished by a knowledgeable homeowner or a competent handy-person. Basic understanding of electrical circuits and components is necessary to ensure safe repairs. Loose receptacle 6.11 Great Room Maintenance Advised - Loose receptacle in the junction box is found in closet. Loose receptacle in junction box is found in Family room near counter. Electrical maintenance should be performed by a licensed electrician, however when the services of an electrician are not attainable for minuscule or minor repairs, these repairs can easily be accomplished by a knowledgeable homeowner or a competent handy-person. Basic understanding of electrical circuits and components is necessary to ensure safe repairs. Loose receptacle 6.12 Media Room Maintenance Advised - Loose receptacle in the junction box is found. Electrical maintenance should be performed by a licensed electrician, however when the services of an electrician are not attainable for minuscule or minor repairs, these repairs can easily be accomplished by a knowledgeable homeowner or a competent handy-person. Basic understanding of electrical circuits and components is necessary to ensure safe repairs. Loose receptacle This property inspection report for property address: , prepared by Inspect-It 1st Inspector exclusively for on 07/24/2008. Use of this report by third parties without purchasers or inspectors permission is strictly prohibited, this report is the property of the inspector and customers named herein. Information shall be disclosed to other interested parties with discretion and in compliance with recognized codes of professional conduct. Reproduction, modification in any manner is prohibited. No liability is assumed with respect to the use of this report by any other parties. This report form is copyrighted © by Inspect-It 1st Franchise Corporation, Scottsdale AZ. All Rights Reserved. 800-510-9100 ()
  13. 13. PAGE 11 OF 20 6.13 Kitchen Not Dependable - A discolored receptacle is an indication of a defective, worn or overheated receptacle. Electrical components must be installed correctly to ensure adequate safety. Electrical maintenance should be performed by a licensed electrician, however when the services of an electrician are not attainable for minuscule or minor repairs, these repairs can easily be accomplished by a knowledgeable homeowner or a competent handy-person. Basic understanding of electrical circuits and components is necessary to ensure safe repairs. Disclolored receptacle 6.14 Entry Bathroom Safety Concern - Loose receptacle in the junction box is found. Electrical maintenance should be performed by a licensed electrician, however when the services of an electrician are not attainable for minuscule or minor repairs, these repairs can easily be accomplished by a knowledgeable homeowner or a competent handy-person. Basic understanding of electrical circuits and components is necessary to ensure safe repairs. Loose receptacle APPLIANCE ELECTRICAL 6.15 Heat Pump Safety Concern - Cover not installed at service disconnect in attic. The services of a qualified electrician is recommended. . Cover missing This property inspection report for property address: , prepared by Inspect-It 1st Inspector exclusively for on 07/24/2008. Use of this report by third parties without purchasers or inspectors permission is strictly prohibited, this report is the property of the inspector and customers named herein. Information shall be disclosed to other interested parties with discretion and in compliance with recognized codes of professional conduct. Reproduction, modification in any manner is prohibited. No liability is assumed with respect to the use of this report by any other parties. This report form is copyrighted © by Inspect-It 1st Franchise Corporation, Scottsdale AZ. All Rights Reserved. 800-510-9100 ()
  14. 14. PAGE 12 OF 20 PLUMBING SYSTEMS Scope of the inspection: Describing the piping and/or line materials. Inspecting water supply and drainage systems where visible, including fixtures and attached hose faucets. Confirming adequate flow and drainage. Verifying adequate supports for piping systems. Reporting existence of cross connections, and observation of leaks. Describing the water heating equipment and confirming operation. Observing function of normal operating water heater controls and presence of automatic safety controls consisting of: temperature pressure relief valves (TPR), thermocouples, and shut off devices. Safety controls can be confirmed but are not tested. General notes: Water quality or hazardous materials (lead) testing is available from local testing labs. Areas where the plumbing or septic systems are concealed by structure components, soil or otherwise inaccessible to view are excluded from this inspection. Irrigation systems and sprinklers are not inspected unless stated otherwise. Determining the internal condition of fuel tanks, whether exposed or buried, is beyond the scope of this inspection. Hose faucets attached to the structure are tested momentarily to confirm adequate flow only and sometimes tested with yard hoses attached. Freestanding hose hydrants or faucets not attached to the structure are not included in this inspection unless specified otherwise. -ITEMS INSPECTED- 7.1 Visual Water Supply: Water supply pipes and supports where visible. Water meter and related components. Main water shut off valve. Shut off valves at fixtures. Drainage: Drainage pipes and supports where visible. Drainage vents. Traps and drainage lines below sinks. Hose Faucets: Secure mounting at walls. Backflow prevention devices. Fuel System: Fuel supply pipes and supports where visible. Fuel meter, valves, and purge vents. Main fuel shut off valve. Appliance shut off valves where visible. Water Heater: Proper installation of the tank and related water heater components. Proper installation of automatic safety controls and operation of manual operating control. Irrigation System: System control valves. Sprinkling system components. 7.2 Operated/Tested Functional Flow & Drainage: Water flow was tested at sinks and bathroom fixtures. Drainage tested at sink drains, bathroom fixtures, and toilets. Water flow at attached exterior hose faucets. Water Supply: Water pressure. Water Heater: Hot water heating. Irrigation System: Operation of the system is not attainable at this time. 7.3 Exclusions/Limitations Piping and/or line material verified in visible areas under sinks, behind toilets and water heater stub outs. Condition of the pipes/lines as a whole cannot be determined except at these visible stub-out locations. This inspection includes exterior hose faucets that are accessible and attached to the exterior walls only. WATER SUPPLY 7.4 Description Water Source: Municipal water supply. Water Pressure: 40 to 55 PSI - normal water pressure. Water Meter Location: Street side of the lot. Main Water Shut Off Location: At or near water meter. Secondary Main Water Shut Off Location: At or near the water heater. PLUMBING COMPONENTS 7.5 Description Main Water Line: Material of main line undetermined, concealed from view. Water Distribution Piping/Lines: Plastic - "PEX" piping with copper stub outs. Drainage Pipes/Lines: PVC-(plastic) piping. Type of Disposal System: Appears to be municipal sewage lines. 7.6 Master Bathroom Not Dependable - Left sink faucet has a low water volume is noted, right sink faucet has no water flow. A qualified plumber should be called to perform repairs as needed. 7.7 Entry Bathroom Attention Required - Sink stopper did not operate properly. General repairs that are needed can easily be performed by a handy person. This property inspection report for property address: , prepared by Inspect-It 1st Inspector exclusively for on 07/24/2008. Use of this report by third parties without purchasers or inspectors permission is strictly prohibited, this report is the property of the inspector and customers named herein. Information shall be disclosed to other interested parties with discretion and in compliance with recognized codes of professional conduct. Reproduction, modification in any manner is prohibited. No liability is assumed with respect to the use of this report by any other parties. This report form is copyrighted © by Inspect-It 1st Franchise Corporation, Scottsdale AZ. All Rights Reserved. 800-510-9100 ()
  15. 15. PAGE 13 OF 20 OTHER PLUMBING 7.8 Irrigation System Not Dependable - Leaking is observed at an irrigation valve. A competent landscape contractor experienced with landscape irrigation systems should further evaluate the system and perform the necessary repairs. Irrigation valve leak WATER HEATER 7.9 Identity Location: Garage. Brand Name or Manufacture: Bradford/White. Model/Serial Numbers: MZ0506DS-1NCWW / DF9318034. 7.10 Description Fuel or Energy Source: Electric Capacity: Approximately 50 Gallons Approximate Year of Manufacture: 2008. 7.11 Comments Attention Required - Water heater is not operational, no testing could be performed. 7.12 Automatic Safety Controls Safety Concern - TPR valve piping is not correctly installed. TPR valve has an upward slope, this is an improper installation method, any water that will seep from the valve will settle against the valve and could eventually corrode or rust the internal components and render the valve useless. This valve is a safety device and should be properly maintained and installed. Without the valve able to open fully an explosion potential is present at the tank. Water heaters must be correctly installed to ensure adequate safety. Repairs should be performed by a qualified plumber. Improperly installed TPR discharge tube This property inspection report for property address: , prepared by Inspect-It 1st Inspector exclusively for on 07/24/2008. Use of this report by third parties without purchasers or inspectors permission is strictly prohibited, this report is the property of the inspector and customers named herein. Information shall be disclosed to other interested parties with discretion and in compliance with recognized codes of professional conduct. Reproduction, modification in any manner is prohibited. No liability is assumed with respect to the use of this report by any other parties. This report form is copyrighted © by Inspect-It 1st Franchise Corporation, Scottsdale AZ. All Rights Reserved. 800-510-9100 ()
  16. 16. PAGE 14 OF 20 COMFORT CONTROL SYSTEMS Scope of the inspection: Describing the energy sources of the comfort control systems and their distribution method(s). Inspecting heating and/or cooling equipment which includes, but is not limited to, operation, normal operating controls, automatic safety controls, chimneys, coil fans, visible coil units, flues and vents. Inspecting the comfort control distribution systems including, but not limited to, system operation and visible components of the distribution system. Confirming the presence of a heating and/or cooling source in each room or the absence of the same. Opening readily "openable" access panels provided for routine homeowner maintenance. General notes: Heating and cooling units are typically operated for a limited time for confirmation of functionality. Routine test procedures cannot always reveal problems that may occur with system operation for extended periods of time. If pilot lights are extinguished, this could be an indication of a prior malfunction and reported accordingly; pilot lights are supposed to be activated prior to the inspection. Humidity control devices can be problematic and fail without warning regardless of age, therefore, inspecting these units is outside the scope of this inspection. Temperature extremes may limit the testing of some equipment and will be reported accordingly. -ITEMS INSPECTED- 8.1 Visual Manual Operating Control: Thermostats for each unit. Heat Pump: Heat pump refrigerant lines and condensate line(s) where visible. Heat pump compressor, condenser coils, coil fans, unit cabinet, and secure mounting of these components. Heat pump wiring where visible. Auxiliary (emergency) heating components where visible. Forced Air Distribution System: Air handler cabinet and mounting methods. Air handler fan, motor and related components. Registers and/or grills where observable. Ductwork where observable. Limited observation of the ducts, concealed inside the structural components at most areas. Filtration system. Air distribution at all livable rooms. 8.2 Operated/Tested Heat Pump: Operation of the cooling functions only. Distribution System: Air flow at accessible registers. HEAT PUMP 8.3 Identity Location Installed: System components are located in the distribution air handler and at the exterior of the building. Brand Name: Goodman Model/Serial Numbers: ARUF182416AA / 0701174072. 8.4 Description Equipment Type: Electric heat pump with air conditioner. 220 volt electrical supply is apparent. Capacity: Approximately 2.5 Tons of heating and cooling capacity. Year of Manufacture: 2007. 8.5 Air Dispersal Area Unit Heats and Cools: Main level. Distribution Method: Air handler and ductwork. Heat Air Temperature: Furnace not tested. Outside temperature is too hot for testing. Cooling Temperature Drop: 18 degrees fahrenheit, adequate performance. 8.6 Refrigeration Components This property inspection report for property address: , prepared by Inspect-It 1st Inspector exclusively for on 07/24/2008. Use of this report by third parties without purchasers or inspectors permission is strictly prohibited, this report is the property of the inspector and customers named herein. Information shall be disclosed to other interested parties with discretion and in compliance with recognized codes of professional conduct. Reproduction, modification in any manner is prohibited. No liability is assumed with respect to the use of this report by any other parties. This report form is copyrighted © by Inspect-It 1st Franchise Corporation, Scottsdale AZ. All Rights Reserved. 800-510-9100 ()
  17. 17. PAGE 15 OF 20 Deficiencies - Upper condensate lines do not extend thru soffit. The services of a qualified service technician is recommended. Condensate drains must extend thru soffit HEAT PUMP #2 8.7 Identity Location Installed: System components are located in the distribution air handler and at the exterior of the building. Brand Name: Goodman Model/Serial Numbers: ARUF162416AA / 070118196. 8.8 Description Equipment Type: Electric heat pump with air conditioner. 220 volt electrical supply is apparent. Capacity: Approximately 2.5 Tons of heating and cooling capacity. Year of Manufacture: 2007. 8.9 Air Dispersal Area Unit Heats and Cools: Upstairs level. Distribution Method: Air handler and ductwork. Heat Air Temperature: Furnace not tested. Outside temperature is too hot for testing. Cooling Temperature Drop: 17 degrees fahrenheit, adequate performance. DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM 8.10 Description Duct Type: Flexible round insulated ducts. Facilitation: Forced air distribution system is common to the heating and cooling system. Air Handler Location: Installed integral with the HVAC unit cabinet. Filter Location(s): Filter is housed in the the air handler cabinet. This property inspection report for property address: , prepared by Inspect-It 1st Inspector exclusively for on 07/24/2008. Use of this report by third parties without purchasers or inspectors permission is strictly prohibited, this report is the property of the inspector and customers named herein. Information shall be disclosed to other interested parties with discretion and in compliance with recognized codes of professional conduct. Reproduction, modification in any manner is prohibited. No liability is assumed with respect to the use of this report by any other parties. This report form is copyrighted © by Inspect-It 1st Franchise Corporation, Scottsdale AZ. All Rights Reserved. 800-510-9100 ()
  18. 18. PAGE 16 OF 20 FIREPLACES OR SOLID FUEL HEATING Scope of the inspection: Describing and inspecting solid fuel burning devices including vents, flues and chimneys. General notes: Starting a fire in wood burning appliances to check for proper draw is outside the scope of this inspection. Gas logs are inspected if pilot lights are lit and the appliance operates on a typical switch or control. Wood burning fireplaces: Fireplace safety requirements and guidelines have become more rigid in recent years, although the fireplace may have been installed appropriately when manufactured. Upgrading the fireplace components or converting to safer system may be practical and sensible in regard to adequate safety. Wood Stoves: Wood stoves and fireplace inserts made since the early 1980's have been listed by recognized safety testing laboratories. These units are identified by a "Listing" tag affixed to the unit. Older wood stoves have not undergone any safety testing and most municipalities have no installation guidelines for these appliances because they are not installed in new construction and are considered unsafe. Chimneys: Inspecting the entire run of chimney flues is not always attainable because of chimney and fireplace configurations and/or space and height restrictions. Older masonry chimneys need periodic inspections for structural integrity and cracks or other defects inside the flue. Recommend that only a qualified chimney technician perform these inspections. In most cases special equipment is necessary for a thorough inspection of the flue and liner assemblies. Fans: Distribution (Heatalator) fans sometimes are thermostat controlled and will take a period of time to heat before functioning; due to time constraints thermostat functions are not verified. Whether thermostat or manually controlled, many of these fans have been known to be problematic due to being susceptible to extreme heat and and can fail at any time regardless of age. Testing these fans is not included unless stated otherwise. -ITEMS INSPECTED- 9.1 Visual Chimney: Chimney flue has limited observation from the firebox only. Chase cover. Chimney cap. Flue rain cap. Fireplace: Observable portions of the firebox & damper. Hearth extension and/or floor protection. 9.2 Operated/Tested General: Operation of the flue damper. Firebox door operation. 9.3 Exclusions/Limitations Lighting a fire is not performed, this inspection is limited to a visual observation of the installed components only. Observation of the interior of the chimney flue cannot be accomplished the entire length of the flue, observation is limited to observing from the firebox only. This is a typical limitation of most chimney inspections. FIREPLACE 9.4 Description Location: Family room Firebox: Prefabricated insert. Suitable for wood burning so far as visible. 9.5 Comments Maintenance Advised - Exterior vent shroud is damaged. Minor repairs that are needed that can be accomplished by handy person. Damaged vent shroud CHIMNEY 9.6 Description Location: North side of the house. Chimney Type: Framed chase with a metal chimney pipe. Chase is concrete siding on the surface. This property inspection report for property address: , prepared by Inspect-It 1st Inspector exclusively for on 07/24/2008. Use of this report by third parties without purchasers or inspectors permission is strictly prohibited, this report is the property of the inspector and customers named herein. Information shall be disclosed to other interested parties with discretion and in compliance with recognized codes of professional conduct. Reproduction, modification in any manner is prohibited. No liability is assumed with respect to the use of this report by any other parties. This report form is copyrighted © by Inspect-It 1st Franchise Corporation, Scottsdale AZ. All Rights Reserved. 800-510-9100 ()
  19. 19. PAGE 17 OF 20 INTERIOR Scope of the inspection: Operating a representative amount of interior doors, entry doors and windows. Inspecting doors, windows, ceilings, walls, floor coverings only where visible, steps, stairways, balconies, and safety railings. Report any signs of water penetration into the building or signs of abnormal or harmful condensation on building components. General notes: Determining the source of odors or like conditions is not a part of this inspection. Confirmation of defects in insulated glass is not always possible due to temperature, weather and lighting conditions. Condition and presence of window screens and screen doors if entered in this report are done so as a courtesy, because they are considered seasonal accessories that are not normally reported. - ITEMS INSPECTED - 10.1 Visual Windows: A representative sampling of window operation was taken throughout. Glass panes, frames, hardware. Interior window sills. Installed screens. Doors: A representative sampling of door operation was taken throughout. Entry doors. Interior room and closet doors. Ceilings, Walls &Trim: Ceiling surfaces. Wall surfaces. Wall and door trim. Floor Coverings: Alarms & Detectors: Installation at appropriate locations. 10.2 Operated/Tested Windows & Doors: A representative sampling of window operation was taken throughout. A representative sampling of interior and entry door operation was taken throughout. 10.3 Maintenance Tips Keeping window trim and caulking in good repair will prevent water intrusion into the wall cavity that could go unnoticed for an extended period of time and may result in undue damage inside the wall. WINDOWS 10.4 Description Window Style: Vertical Sliding with double hung action. Glass Type: Multi-pane glass observed at all windows. Window Frames: Wood is apparent. Window Screens: None installed. 10.5 Window Overview Attention Required - Many windows are hard to operate. Many windows are painted shut. Minor repairs that are needed can easily be accomplished by a handy person. FLOOR COVERINGS 10.6 Foyer/Hallway Attention Required - Loose / spongy wood flooring found. Repairs or replacement of the flooring materials should be performed by a qualified floor covering contactor. Spongy area in flooring This property inspection report for property address: , prepared by Inspect-It 1st Inspector exclusively for on 07/24/2008. Use of this report by third parties without purchasers or inspectors permission is strictly prohibited, this report is the property of the inspector and customers named herein. Information shall be disclosed to other interested parties with discretion and in compliance with recognized codes of professional conduct. Reproduction, modification in any manner is prohibited. No liability is assumed with respect to the use of this report by any other parties. This report form is copyrighted © by Inspect-It 1st Franchise Corporation, Scottsdale AZ. All Rights Reserved. 800-510-9100 ()
  20. 20. PAGE 18 OF 20 KITCHEN & APPLIANCES Scope of the inspection: Inspecting kitchen counter tops and a representative number of permanently installed cabinets, sinks, plumbing fixtures, functional flow and drainage, leaks or cross connections where visible. Cabinets and walls: Cabinet shelving is not inspected. Reporting the presence of freestanding appliances is to establish the existence of concealed wall and floor areas under and behind these appliances, these concealed areas are excluded from this inspection. General notes: Appliances are not moved during the inspection. No opinion is offered as to the adequacy of dishwasher operation and cleaning ability. Portable dishwashers and countertop microwaves are not inspected. Oven thermostat accuracy, self or continuous cleaning operations, cooking functions, clocks, timing devices, oven and hood lights are not tested during this inspection. Appliances can fail without warning regardless of age, we strongly recommend that you test all appliances at final walk through inspection. Inspecting laundry appliances and refrigerators is not performed unless stated otherwise. -ITEMS INSPECTED- 11.1 Visual Cabinets: General overview. Cabinet interior under the sink. Countertops: Countertop surfaces. Attachment to cabinets. Plumbing: Sink body. Plumbing fixture(s). Dishwasher plumbing. Ventilation: Vent hood. Range: General overview inside and outside. Dishwasher: Dishwasher mounting and/or installation. Interior racks, sprayers, and door seals. Disposal: No disposal installed. 11.2 Operated/Tested Cabinets: A representative amount of doors and drawers were operated. Plumbing: Functional flow and drainage. Electrical: Vent fan response. Confirmed GFCI protected outlets near water sources. Range: Range response to normal operating controls. Dishwasher: Response to the operating controls. Dishwasher operation. Operation of the door. APPLIANCES 11.3 Range & Oven Safety Concern - Anti-tip brackets are not installed. A qualified appliance repair technician should be hired to perform the necessary repairs. 11.4 Dishwasher Attention Required - Dishwasher is not operational, no response to normal operating controls. Priming of system is required. A qualified appliance repair technician should be hired to perform the necessary repairs. This property inspection report for property address: , prepared by Inspect-It 1st Inspector exclusively for on 07/24/2008. Use of this report by third parties without purchasers or inspectors permission is strictly prohibited, this report is the property of the inspector and customers named herein. Information shall be disclosed to other interested parties with discretion and in compliance with recognized codes of professional conduct. Reproduction, modification in any manner is prohibited. No liability is assumed with respect to the use of this report by any other parties. This report form is copyrighted © by Inspect-It 1st Franchise Corporation, Scottsdale AZ. All Rights Reserved. 800-510-9100 ()
  21. 21. PAGE 19 OF 20 BATHROOMS & LAUNDRY Scope of inspection: Inspecting plumbing fixtures, presence of leaks, functional flow and drainage, cabinets, and/or vanities, bathtubs, shower walls and enclosures, exterior ventilation source, and signs of water intrusion into the structural components. Laundry area: Plumbing that serves washing machines is not normally tested. Washing machines are considered to be personal property and not operated; therefore, testing of the plumbing is not performed. Because of limited use, water supply valves are prone to leaking if turned. General notes: Any noted water damage in bathrooms, laundry areas or other areas of the structure can be an indication of more extensive concealed damage, anywhere water damage is present, further evaluation by appropriate persons is advised. Generally, these evaluations can only be performed by disassembly of structural components and requires consent of the property owner. When bio-organic growth is present within the structure, further testing of the affected materials must be performed by an environmental specialist or certified laboratory to determine if the particular growth is harmful to human health. Proper remediation by qualified individuals is advised regarding the removal of materials affected with bio-organic substances. -ITEMS INSPECTED- 12.1 Visual Bathrooms: Cabinets and vanity tops. Sinks and mirrors. Plumbing fixtures including toilets. Showers and bathtubs with their associated wall areas. Source of heating and ventilation. Laundry Area: Availability of hookups for laundry appliances. 12.2 Operated/Tested Fixtures: Functional water flow and drainage. Toilet flush. Representative amount of cabinet doors and drawers. Electrical: Confirmed GFCI protected outlets installed. 12.3 Maintenance Tips Excessive lint build up in the dryer vent can be a fire hazard and should be periodically inspected for build up and cleaned out when necessary. Frequency of cleaning will vary with use of the dryer. BATHROOM & LAUNDRY CONFIGURATIONS 12.4 Master Bathroom Full Bath. Tub and shower are separate. The tub is a whirlpool tub. 12.5 Hallway Bathroom Full Bath. Tub and shower are combined. 12.6 Entry Bathroom Half Bathroom. No shower or bathtub is installed. 12.7 Laundry Area Facilitation: Washer and Dryer are installed side by side. Washer Hookups: Hot and cold water hookups are available so far as visible. Washer drain appears to be adequate. Dryer Hookups: 220 volt electrical service is provided. Gas service pipe is not observed. Dryer vent is provided. LAUNDRY AREA 12.8 Comments The use of hoses with braided steel jacket is recommended for the washing machines hookups installed within the living space. This property inspection report for property address: , prepared by Inspect-It 1st Inspector exclusively for on 07/24/2008. Use of this report by third parties without purchasers or inspectors permission is strictly prohibited, this report is the property of the inspector and customers named herein. Information shall be disclosed to other interested parties with discretion and in compliance with recognized codes of professional conduct. Reproduction, modification in any manner is prohibited. No liability is assumed with respect to the use of this report by any other parties. This report form is copyrighted © by Inspect-It 1st Franchise Corporation, Scottsdale AZ. All Rights Reserved. 800-510-9100 ()
  22. 22. PAGE 20 OF 20 REPORT CLOSING GENERAL NOTES 13.1 People Present Prospective buyer: The client was not present. Without our customer present at the inspection a valuable opportunity to have the inspector verbally summarize the inspection findings and further familiarize the client(s) of the operation and location of systems and components was missed. Providing on-site familiarization of the operation and location of the systems and components to the client(s) after the inspection has been performed is subject to additional fees. 13.2 Post Inspection Fees Follow-up inspection fee: In an effort to keep our initial inspection fees as reasonable as possible we charge an additional fee for follow-up inspections, as well as applicable travel time. Other inspection firms may include follow up inspections but will inflate the cost of the initial inspection. We choose to give the customer the option of having us perform a follow-up inspection to confirm appropriate repairs have been performed. Many times, the evidence that competent licensed contactors have performed requested repairs should meet the buyer's satisfaction. Time is money: Follow-up inspection fee will be $75.00 for this property. 13.3 General Disclaimers Depending on the length of vacancy, certain items may not be functional at move-in mainly due to non-use. Every effort was made to determine the operation of systems and components at this time and to report them accordingly. We recommend re-testing all appliances and systems at the final walk-through inspection to ensure their function. 13.4 General Inspection Limitations The house is furnished with many interior areas concealed, viewing all interior wall and floor areas while vacant is highly recommend to ensure acceptable condition of these areas. Typically, viewing while vacant can only be accomplished shortly before closing of this transaction at the final walkthrough. 13.5 Legal Inspection agreement was sent electronically to client, signed and returned electronically. 13.6 Overall Condition Cosmetic issues are not normally included in a home inspection report. Due to the age of the home; and as a courtesy to the customer, some cosmetic issues disclosed in this report may be appropriate to address prior to the close of the transaction. Comparable properties can have similar findings. 13.7 Final Comments Each inspection report is relevant to the specific property inspected, at the time and on the day of the inspection only. Conditions may change in the interim between the inspection and occupancy of the property. I advise my client to thoroughly check this report for accuracy to the best of his or her knowledge prior to the close of the transaction. Although my standard of care is to produce a precise and accurate report, the human element of an oversight, omission or unintentional data entry is always possible. Thank you for hiring me to perform your inspection. Your business is sincerely appreciated. This property inspection report for property address: , prepared by Inspect-It 1st Inspector exclusively for on 07/24/2008. Use of this report by third parties without purchasers or inspectors permission is strictly prohibited, this report is the property of the inspector and customers named herein. Information shall be disclosed to other interested parties with discretion and in compliance with recognized codes of professional conduct. Reproduction, modification in any manner is prohibited. No liability is assumed with respect to the use of this report by any other parties. This report form is copyrighted © by Inspect-It 1st Franchise Corporation, Scottsdale AZ. All Rights Reserved. 800-510-9100 ()
  23. 23. SUMMARY REPORT Customer: Property Address: Important Notice: It is essential that you read the entire inspection report for complete inspection details. This summary only highlights a few items that may be of concern. The following items are general maintenance issues or may be a situation that simply needs to be monitored for conditions that may continue to worsen. PLUMBING SYSTEMS PLUMBING COMPONENTS 7.7 Entry Bathroom Attention Required - Sink stopper did not operate properly. General repairs that are needed can easily be performed by a handy person. WATER HEATER 7.11 Comments Attention Required - Water heater is not operational, no testing could be performed. INTERIOR WINDOWS 10.5 Window Overview Attention Required - Many windows are hard to operate. Many windows are painted shut. Minor repairs that are needed can easily be accomplished by a handy person. FLOOR COVERINGS 10.6 Foyer/Hallway Attention Required - Loose / spongy wood flooring found. Repairs or replacement of the flooring materials should be performed by a qualified floor covering contactor. KITCHEN & APPLIANCES APPLIANCES 11.4 Dishwasher Attention Required - Dishwasher is not operational, no response to normal operating controls. Priming of system is required. A qualified appliance repair technician should be hired to perform the necessary repairs. The following items are normal maintenance issues that should be corrected in the not too distant future to avoid further damage or failure. STRUCTURE & FOUNDATION EXTERIOR SURFACES & TRIM 2.5 Structure Exterior - Front Maintenance Advised - Openings in mortor at door sill. Can allow water intrusion behind the surface materials. General repairs that are needed that can easily be performed by a handy person. 2.6 Structure Exterior - East Side Maintenance Advised - Openings are found around the pipes and wires that enter the structure through the exterior wall. Sealing openings at the pipes avoids rodent and insect entry into the structural components. General repairs that are needed that can easily be performed by a handy Summary page 1 of 4
  24. 24. person. ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS 6.9 Front Bedroom Maintenance Advised - Loose receptacle in the junction box is found. Electrical maintenance should be performed by a licensed electrician, however when the services of an electrician are not attainable for minuscule or minor repairs, these repairs can easily be accomplished by a knowledgeable homeowner or a competent handy-person. Basic understanding of electrical circuits and components is necessary to ensure safe repairs. 6.10 Rear Bedroom Maintenance Advised - Loose receptacle in the junction box is found. Electrical maintenance should be performed by a licensed electrician, however when the services of an electrician are not attainable for minuscule or minor repairs, these repairs can easily be accomplished by a knowledgeable homeowner or a competent handy-person. Basic understanding of electrical circuits and components is necessary to ensure safe repairs. 6.11 Great Room Maintenance Advised - Loose receptacle in the junction box is found in closet. Loose receptacle in junction box is found in Family room near counter. Electrical maintenance should be performed by a licensed electrician, however when the services of an electrician are not attainable for minuscule or minor repairs, these repairs can easily be accomplished by a knowledgeable homeowner or a competent handy-person. Basic understanding of electrical circuits and components is necessary to ensure safe repairs. 6.12 Media Room Maintenance Advised - Loose receptacle in the junction box is found. Electrical maintenance should be performed by a licensed electrician, however when the services of an electrician are not attainable for minuscule or minor repairs, these repairs can easily be accomplished by a knowledgeable homeowner or a competent handy-person. Basic understanding of electrical circuits and components is necessary to ensure safe repairs. 6.13 Kitchen Not Dependable - A discolored receptacle is an indication of a defective, worn or overheated receptacle. Electrical components must be installed correctly to ensure adequate safety. Electrical maintenance should be performed by a licensed electrician, however when the services of an electrician are not attainable for minuscule or minor repairs, these repairs can easily be accomplished by a knowledgeable homeowner or a competent handy-person. Basic understanding of electrical circuits and components is necessary to ensure safe repairs. PLUMBING SYSTEMS PLUMBING COMPONENTS 7.6 Master Bathroom Summary page 2 of 4
  25. 25. Not Dependable - Left sink faucet has a low water volume is noted, right sink faucet has no water flow. A qualified plumber should be called to perform repairs as needed. OTHER PLUMBING 7.8 Irrigation System Not Dependable - Leaking is observed at an irrigation valve. A competent landscape contractor experienced with landscape irrigation systems should further evaluate the system and perform the necessary repairs. FIREPLACES OR SOLID FUEL HEATING FIREPLACE 9.5 Comments Maintenance Advised - Exterior vent shroud is damaged. Minor repairs that are needed that can be accomplished by handy person. The following items may be costly to repair or a substantial safety issue. Repair bids from appropriate persons may be necessary to determine the extent of the repair costs. ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS 6.14 Entry Bathroom Safety Concern - Loose receptacle in the junction box is found. Electrical maintenance should be performed by a licensed electrician, however when the services of an electrician are not attainable for minuscule or minor repairs, these repairs can easily be accomplished by a knowledgeable homeowner or a competent handy-person. Basic understanding of electrical circuits and components is necessary to ensure safe repairs. APPLIANCE ELECTRICAL 6.15 Heat Pump Safety Concern - Cover not installed at service disconnect in attic. The services of a qualified electrician is recommended. . PLUMBING SYSTEMS WATER HEATER 7.12 Automatic Safety Controls Safety Concern - TPR valve piping is not correctly installed. TPR valve has an upward slope, this is an improper installation method, any water that will seep from the valve will settle against the valve and could eventually corrode or rust the internal components and render the valve useless. This valve is a safety device and should be properly maintained and installed. Without the valve able to open fully an explosion potential is present at the tank. Water heaters must be correctly installed to ensure adequate safety. Repairs should be performed by a qualified plumber. COMFORT CONTROL SYSTEMS HEAT PUMP 8.6 Refrigeration Components Deficiencies - Upper condensate lines do not extend thru soffit. The services of a qualified service technician is recommended. Summary page 3 of 4
  26. 26. KITCHEN & APPLIANCES APPLIANCES 11.3 Range & Oven Safety Concern - Anti-tip brackets are not installed. A qualified appliance repair technician should be hired to perform the necessary repairs. Summary page 4 of 4

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