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    • Can Do Home Inspection Date: Visual Property Inspection Anywhere Ave., My Town, USA 20000 Prepared for: Client A 20 Nowhere St. Your Town, USA 11111 Inspected by : BOB VAN STRY Lic.# 1600005960 34 Metzner Rd., Ronkonkoma, New York 11779 Phone : (631) 467-8900e-mail : candobob1@aol.com 1
    • PROPERTY AND SITE ____________________________________________________________________________________________________LIMITATION: Restricted / No Access Debris / Obstruction Snow / Ice Cover Vegetation/Tree/ShrubCONDITIONS: Clear / Sunny Cloudy / Overcast Rain / Snow Approx. Temperature 43 Wet / Swampy / Damp / Dry / Frozen Ground Approx. Hydrant Distance 20 feet._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________BUILDING Approx. 5 Years OldTraditional Cape Cod Colonial Hi-Ranch Dutch Colonial Ranch Bungalow VictorianRural Bi-Level Tri-Level Addition Condo Row / Town Other 2 Story 3 StoryItems like in-ground sprinkler system, above ground pool and components, hot tub and deck wet bar were notchecked nor inspected as per our agreement.Visible evidence indicates an acceptable level of construction.No movement is evident.Inspection of the structural components was restricted due interior finishes._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________LANDSCAPING Slopes to House FUNCTIONALRavine Site Erosion Flower Bed Hedge / Shrub Tree / Vine Earth to Wood No Swale Other_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________DRIVEWAY Slopes to House DAMAGED—NOPaving Stone Gravel Concrete Asphalt Dirt Parking Area None_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________WALKWAY/PATH Slopes to House DAMAGED—NOPaving Stone Gravel Concrete Asphalt Brick Slate Dirt Other_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________FRONT PORCH Unsecured DAMAGED—NOMetal Wood Composite Brick Block SlateSpalling Crack Corrosion Rot Settlement Repaint / Stain Weather Seal CaulkBrick landing and front steps looked ok. Need to remove old stains. Small front deck looked ok._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________LIGHTING OPERATIONAL—YESNone Unsecured Not Tested___________________________________________________________________________________________________RECEPTACLE OPERATIONAL—YESNo Cover Damaged GFCI_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________RAILING Unsecured FUNCTIONALMetal Wood PVC Incomplete None 2
    • Need to add spindles to handrail on steps._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________DECK / PATIO Unsecured Slopes to House DAMAGED—NOComposite Wood Brick Block Concrete Metal Trex SlatePaving Stone Patio Block StoneCrack Settlement Spalling Deterioration Mold Mildew RotBack deck looked ok._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________RAILING Unsecured FUNCTIONALMetal Wood PVC Incomplete None___________________________________________________________________________________________________RETAINING WALL Not Stable Concrete block wall looked ok DAMAGED—NONo Weep Holes Wood Concrete Stone BrickCrack Spalling Deterioration Rot Lean 3
    • EXTERIOR______________________________________________________________________________________________________________LIMITATION: Clearance Seasonal Storm Windows Debris / Obstruction Shrub / Tree / Hedge / Vines / Ivy Snow / Ice Cover Restricted / No Access Parged Other ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________FOUNDATION WALL Not Exposed Limited Exposure FUNCTIONALPoured Concrete Block Brick StoneExterior Rigid Insulation PWF / Wood Piling / Pier Cracking / Spalling Mildew / MoldStain / Rot Frost HeaveRegrading away from foundation is needed in some areas to help keep water away._______________________________________________________________________________________________________________WALL SURFACE No Ground Clearance DAMAGED—NOAluminum Composite / Concrete Brick / Block Stone Stucco Vinyl Siding Wood SidingSteel / Shingle Split / Loose Repoint Repaint RecaulkCrack / Spalling Mildew / Mold Stain / Rot Blister / PeelSiding looked ok. Finish siding under back and front deck. Add flashing between deck and siding._______________________________________________________________________________________________________________WINDOWS Inspected with Binoculars DAMAGED—NOStorm Unsecured Repaint Recaulk Weather-strip Mildew / Mold Stain / Rot Poor Trim________________________________________________________________________________________________________________WINDOW WELL Improper Drainage Well Covers Clean DAMAGED—NOClean out window wells. Make wells several inches deeper.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________DOORS Binds Damaged DAMAGED—NOStorm Unsecured Repaint Recaulk Weather-strip Mildew / Mold Stain / Rot Split / Dent__________________________________________________________________________________________LIGHTING OPERATIONAL—YESNone Unsecured Not Tested____________________________________________________________________________________________________RECEPTACLE OPERATIONAL—YESNo Cover Damaged GFCIInstall GFCI Reverse Polarity No Ground Open Ground____________________________________________________________________________________________________ 4
    • BASEMENT WALKOUT Covered OPERATIONAL—YESPoor Condition No Railing No Drain Clean Drain LeakCrack / Spalling Mildew / Mold Frost Heave RepargeKeep drain clear to prevent pooling water from entering the basement. 5
    • GARAGE / CARPORT_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________TYPE Attached Built-In Detached Single Double Insulated / Heated Attic Access________________________________________________________________________________________________________________DOOR Binds Damaged OPERATIONAL—YESAutomatic Sectional Wood Metal FiberglassEye Sensors No Safety Stop Stain / Rot CorrosionDoor worked ok.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________FLOOR CrackAsphalt Concrete Gravel Dirt Covered Finished Stain / Rot Settlement________________________________________________________________________________________________________________WALL No Fire Barrier DAMAGED—NODrywall / Plaster Brick / Block / Stone Wood Stain / Rot House Wall Drywalled Holes in Fire Barrier________________________________________________________________________________________________________________WINDOW Binds Damaged Blocked Not Tested N/A________________________________________________________________________________________________________________CEILING No Fire Barrier DAMAGED—NODrywall / Plaster Crack Wood Stain / Rot Holes In Fire Barrier Attic Hatch Pull Down Stairs________________________________________________________________________________________________________________LIGHTING None Unsecured OPERATIONAL—YESInstall GFCI Reverse Polarity No Ground Open Ground________________________________________________________________________________________________________________CIRCUIT WIRE Concealed Unsecured Improper Not In Conduit FUNCTIONAL________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ACCESS DOOR To HOUSE OPERATIONAL—YESAuto Door Close Metal Clad Metal Wood CompositeGas Proof Damaged Stain / Rot Corrosion Adjust Spring HingesAdjust springs to keep door closed for fire safety.Add a second handrail to the other wall for added safety because of the width of the steps. 6
    • ROOF STRUCTURE_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________INSPECTED BY: Binocular Roof Edge Walk On No AccessLIMITATION Deck / Patio Gravel / Flat Height Steep Slope Rain / Snow / Ice Cover Solar Panel Fragile Other________________________________________________________________________________________________________________MAIN ROOF Flat Gable Valley Hip Shed Other Poor Pitch Est. Age 5 Years________________________________________________________________________________________________________________GUTTER / DOWNSPOUT Unsecured FUNCTIONALTYPE Aluminum Galvanized Copper Plastic Incomplete Dent / Split Corrosion Leak Gutter CoversDRAINAGE Above Ground Below Ground Spill / Roof Extend Leader Redirect Leader CleanClean and maintain gutter system regularly to reduce water damages as a result of clogging. House islocated in a high vegetation area. Extend all downspouts minimum 6 away from foundation to reduce wall deterioration, potential waterentry and subsequent damages.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________FASCIA / SOFFIT Not Vented DAMAGED—NOAluminum Wood Vinyl Other Loose Mildew / Mold Stain / Rot Corrosion_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________COVERING NUMBER OF LAYERS 1 DAMAGED—NOAsphalt Shingle Fiberglass Shingle Concrete / Clay Tile Wood Shingle Wood Shake Tar / Gravel MetalNail Exposed / Pop Loose / Missing Broken Crack Patched Mildew / Mold Fungus / Moss WornCurl / Claw Stain / Rot Improper InstallationRoof was in good condition.LIFE EXPECTANCY Typical Middle End ExceededAnticipate regular maintenance to the roofing surface, gutters and related accessories to provideintended drainage function and reduce the potential for leaks to develop. Gutter clogs and loose ordamaged components can lead to leaks that can cause major, sometimes costly damage to bothstructural and finish materials in the home.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ACCESSORY Unsecured DAMAGED—NO 7
    • Air Vent Exhaust Vent Vent Stack Turbine Electric Mast Solar Panel Skylight Dish Antenna________________________________________________________________________________________________________________FLASHING Not Checked / Concealed DAMAGED—NOChimney Dormer Drip Edge Flat Roof Skylight Roof to Wall Stack Valley Roll RoofingAluminum Galvanized Copper / Lead RubberGap Loose Crack Deterioration Corrosion Tarred PatchedReseal Recaulk Improper Replace When Re-Roofing________________________________________________________________________________________________________________CHIMNEY / VENT Leaning DAMAGED—NOFireplace Boiler Gas Insert Other Block Stone Metal Wood Stucco ChaseCrack Spalling Deterioration Corrosion Loose Abandoned No Wind Cap Metal Liner RequiredFireplace and boiler chimney were in a wood frame chase with metal flue pipes inside. Exterior of chaselooked ok. Chimney looked ok on outside where I could see it.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________CHIMNEY CAP None DAMAGED—NOConcrete Masonry MetalOtherCrack Spalling Deterioration Corrosion LooseSmall areas I could see looked ok.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________VISIBLE FLUE LINER None NOT VISIBLEBrick Block Clay Concrete Metal Metal Insert Rain CapDeterioration Corrosion Loose Crack Spalling Improper Advise Cleaning / SweepingContact a qualified technician to inspect the interior flue pipe- liner prior to purchasing the home. Cleanand maintain chimney flues to promote safe and efficient operation of heating appliances and fireplaces.This should be done annually or as prescribed by the chimney technician as obstructions can occur._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8
    • ATTIC___________________________________________________________________________________________________________LIMITATION: No Access Sealed Stored Items Looked In Entered Hatch Pull Down Insulated________________________________________________________________________________________________________________STRUCTURE Truss Rafter DAMAGED—NOWarped Stain Rot Sag Loose SplitAttic area looked ok.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________SHEATHING Condensation DAMAGED—NOComposite Thermal Board Plywood BoardFelt Paper Mildew Mold Sag Loose Stain Rot Delaminated________________________________________________________________________________________________________________INSULATION Estimate Depth 6-8” FUNCTIONALRadiant Barrier Concealed Finished None Vapor Barrier Fiberglass Mineral Cellulose FoamWood Shavings Rigid Plastic Other Batt Blown Loose Sprayed RequiredInsulation looked good.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________VENTILATION None FUNCTIONALSoffit Gable End Turbine Mechanical Baffles Roof Ridge Blocked Required________________________________________________________________________________________________________________EXHAUST DUCT Concealed DAMAGED—NONot Insulated Into Attic Plastic Flex Metal 9
    • ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ELECTRICAL Concealed DAMAGED—NOAbandoned Knob & Tube Open Slice Frayed Open Junction Boxes Unsecured ELECTRICAL SERVICE / PANEL________________________________________________________________________________________________________________For all electrical deficiencies noted below consult a qualified Licensed electrician to review and provide repairs,improvements and upgrades as needed. These recommendations can impact safety in the home and should beaddressed._______________________________________________________________________________________________________________SERVICE ENTRANCE Underground Overhead No Conduit No Drip Loop 120-Volt 120/240 Volt Unsecured Frayed Service LineENTRANCE CABLE Concealed Aluminum CopperMAIN DISCONNECT Switch / Cartridge Fuse BreakerDISCONNECT RATING 200 Amps Have Electrician Evaluate________________________________________________________________________________________________________________DISTRIBUTION PANEL Not Opened DAMAGED—NOLOCATION BASEMENT Non Standard InstallationObstructed Unsecured Corrosion ObsoletePANEL RATING 200 Amps Room for ExpansionFUSE Breaker Glass / Screw Cartridge Time Delay GFCI / AFCI Breaker Blown / Broken Over-FusedPanel looked ok.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________CIRCUIT WIRE Improper DAMAGED—NOAluminum Copper Copper Clad OtherNon-Metallic Sheathed Armoured Cable Knob & Tube Double Tapping Spliced Corrosion ScorchedGROUNDING Concealed Ground Rod Water MainImproper Connection / Installation Corrosion UnsecuredThe integrity of the electrical system ground cannot be verified by a visual inspection.BONDING Concealed Water Pipe Gas PipeImproper Connection / Installation Corrosion UnsercuredProvide bonding to gas lines to complete ground system._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 10
    • BASEMENT / STRUCTURE_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________LIMITATION Finished Clutter Obstruction Dry Weather / Drought Dry GroundVISUAL INSPECTION LIMITATIONS (basement)Inspection of the interior of the basement was limited or restricted due to the existing living conditions of thesellers. Storage of personal belongings, general debris and an excessively cluttered interior limited access tomany areas restricting a complete unencumbered visual inspection. Inspection of the finished basement areaswas based on accessible and visible areas that the inspector could safely enter, observe and report on.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________FLOOR Crack Concrete Dirt DAMAGED—NOCarpet Ceramic Vinyl Wood Laminate 9” TileBasement structure conditions determined by representative amount as viewed in furnace area. Approximately5% of components visible.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________WALL Concrete Block Brick Stone PWF / Wood DAMAGED—NOMildew / Mold Moisture Stains Effervescence Crack ConcealedSeal minor settlement cracks in the wall.__________________________________________________________________________________________CEILING Stain Unfinished DAMAGED—NODrywall Plaster Wood Fixed Tile Drop Down Tile Insulated Uninsulated________________________________________________________________________________________________________________WINDOW Binds Not Tested NOT TESTEDSingle / Double Hung Casement Awning Sliding Fixed Bay / BowThermal Aluminum Metal Vinyl / Vinyl Clad WoodDamaged Mildew / Mold Stain / Rot Repaint Recaulk_________________________________________________________________________________________DOOR Binds Damaged OPERATIONAL—YESPocket Hinged Wood CompositeBasement exterior door looked good._______________________________________________________________________________________________________________LIGHTING Minimal Unsecured OPERATIONAL—YES_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________RECEPTACLE Damaged No Cover Unsecured OPERATIONAL—YESReverse Polarity Install GFCI No Ground Open Ground_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 11
    • CIRCUIT WIRE Concealed Unsecured Improper DAMAGED—NO_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________HEAT SOURCE None Thermostat Electric Air Register Convector Radiator Radiant_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________BASEMENT STAIRWAY Unsecured DAMAGED—NOCarpet Vinyl Wood Worn Trip Hazard Low Headroom_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________RAILING Unsecured DAMAGED—NOMetal Wood Incomplete None_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________FLOOR JOIST Concealed DAMAGED—NOUnsecured Split Notched Stain Rot OtherInsulation installed between floor joists. Joists were manufactured I beams._______________________________________________________________________________________________________________BRIDGING Concealed None DAMAGED—NOContinuous X-Metal X-Wood Solid Wood_________________________________________________________________________________________SILL PLATE Concealed DAMAGED—NOMoisture Gasket Termite Shield Mildew / Mold Stain / Rot No Anchors_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________BEAM Unsecured Concealed DAMAGED—NOLaminate Metal Wood Sag Notched / Bored Insufficient End BearingThere is suppose to be a space between the main beam and the concrete wall. This is to help keep theend of the beam from rotting. Normally it is about ½ inch.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________POST On Slab Unsecured Concealed DAMAGED—NOAdjustable Brick Block Concrete Metal Wood________________________________________________________________________________________________________________BEARING WALL DAMAGED—NOShould be a space between the beam and foundation wall to help prevent rot at end of beam.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________COLD ROOM Improper Door NONEConcrete Brick Block Stone Parged Earth Floor Mildew / Mold Stain / Damp Crack________________________________________________________________________________________________________________CRAWL SPACE No Access Limited Access NONEVapor Barrier Insulated Insulation Upside Down Entered Looked InCrack Mildew / Mold Stain / Rot Damp Water Stains Sump PumpEarth Floor Concrete Moisture Barrier RequiredPIPES / DUCTS Unsecured Leak Insulated UninsulatedVENTILATION Mechanical Blocked Required________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 12
    • HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________DATA PLATE: Not Legible Model Weil McLain Btu Input N/A Est. Age 5 yrsLIMITATIONS: Clean-Out Does Not Open Oil / Propane Tank Not Visible System Operating in Heat / AC System Shut-Off / Inoperative Piping / Ducts Concealed Weather / Temperature________________________________________________________________________________________________________________SMOKE DETECTORS Basement 1st Floor 2nd Floor 3rd Floor OtherCO DETECTORS Basement 1st Floor 2nd Floor 3rd Floor OtherRecommend installing new Carbon Monoxide and Smoke detectors in the home where recommended or requiredby manufacturer or local regulations. Provide regular testing and maintenance to ensure proper operation. It iscommon for manufacturers to recommend replacing CO detectors every 5-7 years and smoke alarms every 7-10years and manufacturer recommendations should be used as a guide.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________THERMOSTAT / HUMIDISTAT Unsecured OPERATIONAL—YESLOCATION First and second floor, Garage and masterbedroom Programmable___________________________________________________________________________________________________FUEL SOURCE Gas Oil Wood / Pellet ElectricHEAT TYPE Convertor Forced Air RadiatorBURNER TYPE Conventional Mid-Efficiency High-Efficiency________________________________________________________________________________________________________________HEATING SYSTEM Advise Service / Repair Contract OPERATIONAL—YESAIR REQUIREMENTS Internal External InadequateVENTING Flue Sidewall Metal PlasticImproper Rises Unsecured Corrosion SootLIFE EXPECTANCY Typical Middle End ExceededThis is a gas fired, cast iron unit, 4 zone hybrid hot air heating system.System was working well at time of inspection.Advise Annual Preventive maintenance agreement from a local contactor._________________________________________________________________________________________________________________HOT WATER (w) / STEAM (s) DAMAGED—NOBOILER CASE (w) Deterioration Corrosion Leak OK 13
    • Pumps looked ok.CIRCULATING PUMP (w) Inoperative Corrosion Noisy OKAQUASTAT (w) Missing Corrosion Unsecured OKBACK FLOW PREVENTOR Missing Corrosion Leak OKPRESSURE REDUCER (w) Missing Corrosion Leak OKEXPANSION TANK Location OK Drain Tank Open Closed Diaphragm Waterlogged Unsecured Corrosion LeakPIPING (w/s) Deterioration Corrosion Leak OKPRESSURE RELIEF VALVE Missing Corrosion Leak OKSITE GLASS (s) Missing Corrosion Low Water N/ALOW WATER CUTOFF (s) Missing Corrosion Leak N/APRESSURE CONTROLLER (s) Missing Corrosion Leak N/A________________________________________________________________________________________________________________GAS BURNER Not Checked OPERATIONAL—YESBURNER Corrosion Advise AdjustmentIGNITION Electronic Pilot & ThermocoupleHEAT SHIELD Missing Corrosion SootPROPANE TANK / PIPING Unsecured Corrosion Kink Leak________________________________________________________________________________________________________________MOTOR / BLOWER Direct Drive Noisy Other3 Air handlers. They worked ok.FAN BELT Loose / Worn Misalign OtherFILTERS Electronic Disposable Permanent Dirty Missing Inoperable Undersized DamagedDUCT / JOINT / HOUSING Unsecured Corrosion Kink Leak Uninsulated 14
    • Fixed pinched duct in basement ceiling.Return air filters should be changed monthly during cooling season.Budget to have ductwork cleaned every two years._______________________________________________________________________________________________________________AC / HEAT PUMP Not Checked Evaporative Central Geo-Thermo Air Through Wall Damaged Fins Corrosion Noisy Loose Unsecured Not Level DirtyTEMP. DIFFERENTIAL Supply Air Return AirFUEL SOURCE Unknown Electric GasCONDENSATION LINE Improper Drain Corrosion LeakREFRIGERANT LINE Unsecured Not Insulated Leak► Outdoor temperature prevented testing of the a/c system.► Testing A/C unit during low outdoor temperatures can cause system failure. Determine function prior toclosing or cooling season.Three A/C zones.One air handler in basement, two in the attic space.Units looked ok.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 15
    • PLUMBING COMPONENTS_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________LIMITATION Finished Basement Private / Water Shut Off Private System Other________________________________________________________________________________________________________________PUBLIC SUPPLY Concealed FUNCTIONALLead Galvanized Plastic CopperMain water shutoff valve.SHUT-OFF VALVE Location BASEMENT –By air handlerNot Tested Corrosion LeakWater flow was acceptable at time of inspection.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________PRIVATE SUPPLY Concealed N/ASHUT-OFF VALVE LocationNot Tested Corrosion LeakWELL PUMP Submersible Jet Other Short Cycle Corrosion Leak Advise Well Water Quality / Recovery TestSTORAGE TANK No Air Valve Corrosion LeakWATER PRESSURE Low Typical HighWATER QUALITY Discoloration Debris Odor Test Declined Advise Water Quality Test________________________________________________________________________________________________________________HOSS BIBB Not Checked Water Supply Off FUNCTIONALFrost Free Anti-Siphon Shut Off Valve Recaulk Unsecured Corrosion Leak________________________________________________________________________________________________________________DISTRIBUTION PIPING Concealed DAMAGED—NOLead Galvanized Plastic Copper Dissimilar Metals Unsecured Corrosion LeakWater pipes were insulated and looked ok.CROSS CONNECTION Kitchen Laundry Hose Bibb________________________________________________________________________________________________________________WASTE DRAINAGE Concealed DAMAGED—NOGalvanized / Steel Cast Iron Plastic CopperOdor Unsecured Corrosion Leak Advise Cesspool Tank Checked / PumpedFLOOR DRAIN None Backed-Up No Water No TrapHouse is connected to property cesspool tank, located in front yard. Condition of buried lines and cesspool notcovered by our agreement.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________SEWAGE PUMP Not Checked Improperly Sealed Cover No Cover FUNCTIONAL________________________________________________________________________________________________________________VENT STACK / PIPING Concealed DAMAGED—NO 16
    • Galvanized / Steel Cast Iron Plastic CopperUndersized Unsecured Corrosion LeakMAIN CLEANOUT Concealed DAMAGED—NOImproper Plug LOCATION BASEMENT WALL_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________HOT WATER TANK Hybrid Heating DAMAGED—NOPower-Vented Own Rent Est. Capacity 50 Gas / Propane Oil Wood / Coal ElectricDirty Rusty Odor Unsecured Corrosion LeakLIFE EXPECTANCY Typical Middle End ExceededRELIEF VALVE No Test Lever Corrosion Leak Other OKDISCHARGE TUBE Undersized Discharge Missing OKBrand: Weil McLainAGE: 5 yearsStorage Tank Unit appears in sound condition________________________________________________________________________________________________________________WASHER Make NONE INSTALLED OPERATIONAL—YESDRYER Make NONE INSTALLED OPERATIONAL—YESDRYER VENT Unsecured INSTALLED—YESWith Other Exhaust To Crawlspace To Attic To Exterior Plastic DuctClean exhaust vent periodically, depending on use, but at least every 2 years, or when installing your dryer in anew location. Disconnect vent from the dryer and clean one section at a time until you reach the exhaust hood.To clean out lint, use the hose attachment on your vacuum, or a pole or wire with a feather duster or ragattached. Be sure the flapper on the outside end of vent moves freely. When cleaning is complete, be sure tofollow the Installation Instructions supplied with your dryer for final product check."________________________________________________________________________________________________________________TUB / FAUCET Unsecured N/APlastic Other Slow Drain Corrosion Leak________________________________________________________________________________________________________________TRAP /DRAIN AMAGED—Unsecured N/AImproper Trap Slow Drain Corrosion Leak________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 17
    • GAS FIREPLACE_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________TYPE Built-In Free Standing Gas Insert Wood Insert Metal Liner Firebrick External Air Supply________________________________________________________________________________________________________________FIREPLACE FRONT Soot Stain DAMAGED—NOBrick Ceramic Marble Stone_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________HEARTH Raised None DAMAGED—N/A________________________________________________________________________________________________________________DOOR / SCREEN None FUNCTIONAL---N/ABinds Glass Metal MeshPoor Fit Unsecured Corrosion CrackDoor is seal closed on gas unit.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________FIREBOX Fan Not Checked DAMAGED—NODraw of the fireplace was not tested and could not be determined at the inspection. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________DAMPER None OPERATIONAL—YESSticks Unsecured Corrosion Creosote________________________________________________________________________________________________________________GAS INSERT Fan Not Tested OPERATIONAL—YES________________________________________________________________________________________________________________WOOD / PELLET STOVE Not Tested N/ASoot Suspect Installation Certification Not Apparent________________________________________________________________________________________________________________CHIMNEY FLUE Not Checked NOT VISIBLESoot Unsecured Improper Advise Inspection / Sweeping 18
    • 2.5 BATHROOMS_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________LOCATIONS Basement 1st Floor 2nd Floor 3rd Floor Other________________________________________________________________________________________________________________WATER FLOW Normal Suspect Low________________________________________________________________________________________________________________FLOOR Worn Crack Stain DAMAGED—NOCarpet Vinyl Wood Laminate Ceramic________________________________________________________________________________________________________________WALL Patched Unfinished DAMAGED—NODrywall / Plaster Brick / Block / Stone Wood Wallpaper Ceramic________________________________________________________________________________________________________________CEILING Patched Unfinished DAMAGED—NODrywall / Plaster Drop In Tile Fixed Tile Wood________________________________________________________________________________________________________________WINDOW Binds Damaged DAMAGED—NOSingle / Double Hung Casement Awning Sliding Fixed Bay / BowThermo Aluminum Metal Vinyl Vinyl Clad WoodDamaged Mildew / Mold Stain Rot Repaint________________________________________________________________________________________________________________DOOR Binds Damaged OPERATIONAL—YESPocket Bi-Fold Hinged Wood Composite________________________________________________________________________________________________________________LIGHTING None Unsecured OPERATIONAL—YES________________________________________________________________________________________________________________RECEPTACLE Damaged No Cover OPERATIONAL—YESReverse Polarity Install GFCI Receptacle No Ground Open Ground________________________________________________________________________________________________________________EXHAUST FAN OPERATIONAL—YES________________________________________________________________________________________________________________SINK Worn Chipped Scratch DAMAGED—NO_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________FAUCET No Shut-Off DAMAGED—NO_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________TRAP / DRAIN Unsecured DAMAGED—NOImproper Trap S-Trap Slow Drain Corrosion Leak Patched_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________VANITY Worn Unsecured DAMAGED—NOLaminate Plywood Wood Metal_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________COUNTER Worn Unsecured DAMAGED—NOSolid Surface Marble Granite Laminate CeramicRegrout Recaulk Mildew Stain Scratch_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________TOILET No Shut-Off DAMAGED—NOTank Loose Unsecured Crack Leak_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________TUB / ENCLOSURE Unsecured DAMAGED—NOCeramic Cult./Marble Fiberglass PlasticRegrout Recaulk Mildew Stain Crack Worn Stopper Not Working 19
    • Seal tile with a good tile sealer to help keep water from getting through the tile and grout joints._______________________________________________________________________________________________________________JETTED TUB Worked Ok DAMAGED—NOGFCI Protected Motor Access No Motor Access Corrosion LeakMotor access was in laundry room ceiling._______________________________________________________________________________________________________________FAUCET / SHOWER HEAD Not Tested DAMAGED—NOSticks Clogged Unsecured Corrosion Leak________________________________________________________________________________________________________________SHOWER / ENCLOSURE Unsecured DAMAGED—NOCeramic Cult./Marble Fiberglass PlasticRegrout Recaulk Mildew Stain Crack WornFAUCET / SHOWER HEAD Not Tested DAMAGED—NOSticks Clogged Unsecured Corrosion LeakSeal tile with a good tile sealer to help keep water from getting through the tile and grout joints________________________________________________________________________________________________________________HEAT SOURCE None Thermostat Electric Air Register Convector / Radiator Radiant 20
    • KITCHEN_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________LOCATIONS Basement 1st Floor 2nd Floor 3rd Floor Other_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________FLOOR Worn Crack Stain DAMAGED—NOCarpet Vinyl Wood Laminate Ceramic________________________________________________________________________________________________________________WALL Patched Unfinished DAMAGED—NODrywall / Plaster Brick / Block / Stone Wood Wallpaper Ceramic________________________________________________________________________________________________________________CEILING Patched Unfinished DAMAGED—NODrywall / Plaster Drop In Tile Fixed Tile Wood________________________________________________________________________________________________________________WINDOW Binds Damaged DAMAGED—NOSingle / Double Hung Casement Awning Sliding Fixed Bay / BowThermo Aluminum Metal Vinyl Vinyl Clad WoodDamaged Mildew / Mold Stain Rot Repaint________________________________________________________________________________________________________________PATIO DOOR Binds Damaged OPERATIONALMetal / Vinyl Wood Hinged Sliding________________________________________________________________________________________________________________LIGHTING None Unsecured OPERATIONAL—YESRECEPTACLE Damaged No Cover OPERATIONAL—YESReverse Polarity Install GFCI Receptacle No Ground Open Ground________________________________________________________________________________________________________________SINK Worn Chipped Scratch DAMAGED—NO_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________FAUCET No Shut-Off DAMAGED—NO_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________TRAP / DRAIN Unsecured DAMAGED—NOImproper Trap S-Trap Slow Drain Corrosion Leak Patched________________________________________________________________________________________________________________COUNTER Unsecured DAMAGED—NOCeramic Marble / Granite Laminate Solid SurfaceRegrout / Recaulk Mildew / Stain Scratch WornCABINETS Unsecured Worn DAMAGED—NOPlywood Wood Laminate MetalMissing / Loose Hardware Mildew / Stain Scratch Other_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________RANGE HOOD Cooktop Exhaust DAMAGED—NOCorrosion No Exhaust No Light NoisyEXHAUST VENT Unsecured Ductless Concealed OPERATIONAL—YESWith Other Exhaust To Attic Improper To ExteriorFILTER None Unsecured Damaged Greasy_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________MAJOR APPLIANCES (Built In)DISHWASHER OPERATIONAL—YESSTOVE / OVEN / RANGE OPERATIONAL—YESREFRIGERATOR OPERATIONAL—YESMICROWAVE N/A 21
    • Tested On / Off Did Not Check All Functions / Full Cycle_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________HEAT SOURCE None Thermostat Electric Air Register Convector / Radiator Radiant FOYER / HALLWAY / STAIRWAY________________________________________________________________________________________________________________FLOOR Worn Crack Stain DAMAGED—NOCarpet Vinyl Wood Laminate Ceramic________________________________________________________________________________________________________________WALL Patched Unfinished DAMAGED—NODrywall / Plaster Brick / Block / Stone Wood Wallpaper Ceramic________________________________________________________________________________________________________________CEILING Patched Unfinished DAMAGED—NODrywall / Plaster Drop In Tile Fixed Tile Wood________________________________________________________________________________________________________________WINDOW Binds Damaged DAMAGED—NOSingle / Double Hung Casement Awning Sliding Fixed Bay / BowThermo Aluminum Metal Vinyl Vinyl Clad WoodDamaged Mildew / Mold Stain Rot Repaint________________________________________________________________________________________________________________LIGHTING None Unsecured OPERATIONAL—YESCEILING FAN None Unsecured N/ARECEPTACLE Damaged No Cover N/AReverse Polarity Install GFCI Receptacle No Ground Open Ground________________________________________________________________________________________________________________CLOSET / DOOR Binds Damaged DAMAGED—NOLight Pocket / Bi-Fold Hinged Sliding________________________________________________________________________________________________________________STAIRWAY Unsecured DAMAGED—NOCarpet Vinyl Wood Worn Trip HazardRAILING Unsecured DAMAGED—NOMetal Wood Incomplete None_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________FRONT DOOR Damaged DAMAGED—NOBinds Metal Clad Wood Dead BoltReplace Sill / Trim Weather Seal Split / Dent WornSIDELIGHT Loose Crack / Stain DAMAGED—NO_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 22
    • INTERIOR ROOM(S)INTERIOR GENERAL COMMENTSThe interior consisting of the bedrooms, living and dining rooms, and other common spaces were similar in make up andmaterials and all comments will be listed in this section. Specific conditions and remarks will identify the individual room inquestion (ie; Bedroom, Living Room ) and noted conditions should such exist at the time of the inspection.The comments are intended to give an overview and highlight areas that may require maintenance, improvements, repairs orupdating:_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________FLOOR Worn Crack Stain DAMAGED—NOCarpet Vinyl Wood Laminate Ceramic________________________________________________________________________________________________________________WALL Patched Unfinished DAMAGED—NODrywall / Plaster Brick / Block / Stone Wood Wallpaper Ceramic________________________________________________________________________________________________________________CEILING Patched Unfinished DAMAGED—NODrywall / Plaster Drop In Tile Fixed Tile Wood________________________________________________________________________________________________________________WINDOW Binds Damaged DAMAGED—NOSingle / Double Hung Casement Awning Sliding Fixed Bay / BowThermo Aluminum Metal Vinyl Vinyl Clad WoodDamaged Mildew / Mold Stain Rot Repaint________________________________________________________________________________________________________________DOORS Binds Damaged DAMAGED—NOPocket Bi-Fold Hinged Wood Composite________________________________________________________________________________________________________________PATIO DOORS Binds Damaged DAMAGED—NOMetal / Vinyl Wood Hinged Sliding________________________________________________________________________________________________________________CLOSET DOORS Binds Damaged DAMAGED—NOMetal / Vinyl Wood Hinged Sliding________________________________________________________________________________________________________________LIGHTING None Unsecured OK DAMAGED—NOCEILING FAN None Unsecured OK DAMAGED—NORECEPTACLE Damaged No Cover OK DAMAGED—NOReverse Polarity Install GFCI Receptacle No Ground Open Ground_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________FRONT DOOR Damaged DAMAGED—NOBinds Metal Clad Wood Dead BoltReplace Sill / Trim Weather Seal Split / Dent WornSIDELIGHT Loose Crack / Stain DAMAGED—NO_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________HEAT SOURCE None Thermostat Electric Air Register Convector / Radiator Radiant 23
    • ADDITIONAL COMMENTS____________________________________________________________________________________General CommentsThis inspection is performed to the Standards of Practice of New York State and is visual in nature, anddoes not address building code compliance issues which are the purview of municipal buildinginspectors.Overall House was in good condition.Main areas of concern were:Some future regrading will be needed as earth settles around the foundation.Add spindles to handrail on front steps.Clean window wells and make deeper.Add second handrail on wall for garage steps.Fix pinched duct in ceiling in basement.May need fresh air vent for fireplace.Add space between main beam and concrete wall.LimitationsChimney - The interior of chimneys and their flue liners are not visible on our visual inspection.You are advised to obtain the services of a qualified chimney sweeper or other qualifiedpersonnel to perform a complete inspection and tune up of your heating appliances prior to use.Circuit Sizing - The Inspector is required to address the compatibility of conductors andovercurrent devices. In some instances, general trade procedures include over-sizingovercurrent devices to guard against nuisance (e.g. air conditioning units, dryers). TheInspector is not required to evaluate such general trade procedures, but to inform you ofincompatibility. 24
    • ____________________________________________________________________________________________________Supplementary CommentsNot all receptacles/outlets tested.Not all windows or doors may have been checked.Wallpaper and/or fresh paint might conceal cracks, stains and possible leaks.Stucco, siding or shingle exterior makes it difficult to assess the complete structure of the house.Decks, obstructions and weather can limit accessibility and/or conceal deficiencies around the outsideof the house.It is very important that water & runoff drain away from foundations to minimize chance of waterleakage into the basement, as cracks in foundation walls are common. Make sure the ground, patiosand walkways slope away from the house for the first six feet.Seal, caulk, repoint and/or repair cracks / gaps around the house (i.e. windows, sills, bricks & siding).It is important that water from eve troughs drains well away from house - at least 6 feet away from wall.Also it is usually better to reposition downspouts to drain water above ground and away from house,then cap drains.Make sure that eaves troughs remain fastened securely, gutters are kept clean seasonally from leaves& debris and leaks are sealed. Also, ensure that tree branches are not rubbing against eve troughs androof.Ensure roof flashing remains fastened, lays flat and gaps / cracks are caulked & sealed promptly toprevent leaks.Monitor the roof and attic on a seasonal basis for leaks and (wind) damage. Repair as soon aspossible.Monitor siding and/or shingle exterior regularly for looseness, (wind) damage and repair and/or fastenas necessary.Basement walls were checked visually and with moisture sensor. Dampness was not detected at thistime.Ensure that any cracks / gaps in bathroom or kitchen ceramic tiles are grouted, caulked and sealed toprevent leaks. 25
    • Keep humidity low to prevent condensation, stains, mildew forming on windows & walls (<25% = -20 C;<40% = 0 C)Ceramic floor tiles, especially larger ones, can crack unexpectantly or become loose - repair asrequired. 26