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Kevin@Hergert.com

Wa. State Home Inspector 619

WSDA Structural Pest Inspector 79988

Serving King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties
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Home Inspection Bothell  2011-1217

                                     

 

 

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Client:

 

Address:

 

 

Property Description:

 

(2 story single family home with garage

Occupancy Status:

Vacant, under construction

 

Inspection Date:

 

12/17/2011

Inspection Time:

9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. +-

Weather Conditions:

Overcast, 45 deg F +-

 

 

 

Table of Contents

 


 

Summary of Inspection....................................................................................................... 3

General................................................................................................................................ 5

Electrical System................................................................................................................. 6

Plumbing System................................................................................................................. 8

Water Heater....................................................................................................................... 9

Heating System................................................................................................................. 10

Site..................................................................................................................................... 13

Building Exterior............................................................................................................... 15

Crawlspace........................................................................................................................ 17

Garage............................................................................................................................... 18

Living Room, Dining Room, and Den.............................................................................. 20

Kitchen.............................................................................................................................. 21

Family Room and Nook.................................................................................................... 23

Main Bathroom (floor 1)................................................................................................... 26

Hallways............................................................................................................................ 27

Master Bedroom Suite....................................................................................................... 29

Utility Room...................................................................................................................... 31

Bedrooms 2, 3, and 4........................................................................................................ 32

Main Bathroom.................................................................................................................. 33

Attic................................................................................................................................... 34

Structural Pest Inspection Diagram................................................................................... 35

 

 

Summary of Inspection

 

All items listed in the Summary of each section are listed below. Additional comments may be written in the body of the report. Please read the entire report. All items listed below should be further evaluated, inspected, modified, and/or corrected by a licensed professional in that corresponding or related trade.

 

WDO refers to “Wood Destroying Organism” as defined by the Washington State Department of Agriculture

 

- Items in this font are general comments throughout report.

- Items in this font are considered a minor cost and/or cosmetic.

- Items in this font are considered a substantial cost or an extreme safety concern.

 

 

General

- New construction. Provide certificate of occupancy

- Recommend final walk thru once all work items are complete and the house is final cleaned

- Notice to Seller: Cracks are evident at the sidewalk and curb in front of this property. These were existing prior to transfer of title

- Substantial touch up needed of both the interior and interior surfaces. Exterior includes garage door trim, edges of deck stairs, and fascia boards above the side of the garage

Electrical System

- Provide electrical final (correction notice was posted on the panel). The corrections appear to have been completed

Plumbing System

- Seller should explain to buyer the operation of winter shut off of hose bibs

Water Heater

Heating System

- Substantial leakage of condensate into the furnace. Draft induction fan is operating very loud and rough. Recommend inspection and repair by a licensed heating contractor. Inspection should include the integrity of the heat exchanger, and verification that all parts are not worn due to this defect (furnace should be in “new” condition)

- Interior of furnace and ventilation ducts are dirty where visible

Site

- Structure in contact with ground (WDO conducive condition). Recommend 4-6” separation between ground and structure (main area is at the front stairway)

- Storm drain clean out should be cut and capped to at least grade or below. If to grade, paint cap flat black

- Repair pitted areas of driveway at base of stairs to house

- What is the finishing plan for the gap between the driveway and the stairs ?

- Remove all concrete spillage from around the exterior of the rear patio. Re-check patio for damage once spillage removal in complete

Building Exterior

- Unable to open access panel to area beneath the front stairs

- Remove debris from roof (visible at lower front roof and at the rear side of the high ridge)

- Recommend install a metal diverter at the valley above the driveway to force the water into the gutter from both the valley and the 4” +- of roof at the gable end

Crawlspace

- Recommend install vapor barrier and ventilation to area beneath front porch and ventilation to the Northwest area of the crawlspace (below the Den)

Garage

- Moisture is visible at the slab and wall near the water heater and furnace. This moisture may be related to the leakage at the furnace or other nearby pipe

- Stairs to garage are not finished in a workmanlike manner. Either carpeting should be installed or the stairs should be free of paint, drywall, and debris

- Seal gaps at the drywall at the staircase landing

- Set self-closing hinges at door from house to garage

Living Room, Dining Room, and Den

- West door to Den will not stay in full open position

Kitchen

- Install lazy-susan cabinet door. Adjust door heights at island cabinets

- Lower edge trim at upper cabinet adjacent to refrigerator space should be cut flush to left side of cabinet as it will interfere with the available refrigerator space

- Purchaser has requested that the extra “out of place” recessed can light near the pendant lights be removed. This light was not installed at the model home

Family Room and Nook

- Drywall seam visible at the Family room ceiling

- Air leakage at smurf tube covers and at the outlet towards the staircase. Recommend foam seal areas as needed. The smurf tubes should remain open at the ends

- Adjust screen at sliding glass door to fully close

- Fireplace glass popped open during the inspection. Recommend re-test for a period of at least 30 minutes to verify that the glass remains secure

- Install batteries in fireplace for ignition during power outage

Main Bathroom (floor 1)

Hallways

- Drywall seam visible at floor 2 hallway near top of stairs

- Adjust light switches at base of staircase (floor 1) to be the same height as the adjacent switches

- Upper windows at hallways are not cleaned. Windows and sills should be cleaned. Verify no scratches at the windows. Touch up walls from ladders at these areas

- Touch up all areas of the front door, including the threshold. Complete peep hole installation and repair weather-stripping for air tight seal

- Baseboard at the mid stairway landing was cut short

Master Bedroom Suite

- Substantial paint over-spray on bathroom cabinets

Utility Room

Bedrooms 2, 3, and 4

- Electrical outlet cover plate missing at rear bedroom

- What is the purpose of the second light switch in the secondary bedrooms ? If for switched outlets, these outlets should be upside down to be consistent with the other switched outlets in the house

- Remove protection socks from smoke detectors

Main Bathroom

- Adjust metal transition strip to parallel with vinyl pattern (or split the difference)

- Left cabinet drawer is missing

- Level light fixture to mirror

Attic

 


 

General

 

                                  


 

 

Hergert inspection

Cracks at sidewalk

 

 

Hergert inspection

Crack at curb

 




 

 

Hergert inspection

 

 

                                                                       

 

Service

 

Type:

Underground

Meter Location:

Side of garage

Voltage:

240

 

 

 

 

Panel

 

 

Location:

Garage

Manufacturer:

Cutter Hammer

Type:

Dual bus bar

Panel Rating:

200 AMP

Main Disconnect:

200 AMP

Serv. wire Size/ Rating:

200 AMP

Sub-panel:

No

Grounding:

Copper to EUFER ground

Panel Clearance:

30” wide, 3’ in front as required


 

 

Hergert inspection

EUFER ground

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breakers/ Wiring

 

 

Type:

Copper romex

Breakers:

No visible defects

 

- Provide electrical final (correction notice was posted on the panel). The corrections appear to have been completed


 

 

Hergert inspection

No evidence of over heating

 

 

 

Plumbing System

 

 

                                   

Domestic Water

 

Supply:

Public water per listing, not included in this inspection

Supply Pipe:

Poly pipe where visible 

House Piping:

Pex type where visible

Pipe Condition:

Satisfactory where visible

Main Water Shut off:

@ garage

 

- Seller should explain to buyer the operation of winter shut off of hose bibs

 


 

 

Hergert inspection

Domestic Water Shut off

 

Hergert inspection

 Pex type domestic water pipes

 

 

 

 

 

Sanitary Sewer

 

 

Discharge:

Public sewer per listing, not included in this inspection

House Piping:

ABS where visible

Pipe Condition:

Satisfactory where visible

 

 

 

Hergert inspection

ABS waste lines

 

Water Heater


Hergert inspection

                                   


 

Water Heater

 

Location:

Garage

Make/ Model:

Rheem  manufactured 09/2011

Fuel Type:

Natural gas

Capacity:

50 gallon

 

 

 

 

Useful Life

 

 

Est. Useful Life new:

12 years

Est. age of heater:

< 1 year

 

 

 

 

Safety

 

 

TMP valve:

As per required

Earthquake Straps:

Installed

Expansion Tank:

Installed

Flame Rollout:

No visible evidence

 

 

 

 

Flue

 

 

Secure:

Inspected

Clearances:

As required where visible

Draft Hood:

Inspected

 

 

 

 

Water Temperature

 

 

Safe water temperature:

120 deg F per industry standards

Measured temperature:

- Not measured


 


Heating System

 


Hergert inspection

                                   


 

Furnace

 

Location:

Garage

Make/ Model:

Lennox

Fuel Type:

Natural gas

BTUH Input:

88,000

BTUH Output:

83,000

Efficiency Rating:

High-efficiency

 

 

 

 

Useful Life

 

 

Est. Useful Life new:

25 years

Est. age of furnace:

< 1 year

 

- Substantial leakage of condensate into the furnace. Draft induction fan is operating very loud and rough. Recommend inspection and repair by a licensed heating contractor. Inspection should include the integrity of the heat exchanger, and verification that all parts are not worn due to this defect (furnace should be in “new” condition)


 

 

Hergert inspection

Condensate and rust inside furnace

 

 

Hergert inspection

Area below image to left

 

 

 

Hergert inspection

Moisture running out of fan during operation

 


 

 

 

 

Heat Exchanger

 

Visible Inspection:

No visibility

Gas detection test:

No gas leak detected

Burner test:

No burner irregularities detected

 

 

 

 

Operation

 

Thermostat:

Programmable @ floor 1 hall

Disconnect:

Switch on furnace

Combustion Air:

Appears adequate

Filter:

Located below furnace


 

 

Hergert inspection

Filter compartment

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flue/ Gas Piping

 

Flue Secure:

Inspected

Flue clearances:

Per requirements where visible

Gas Piping:

Drip leg installed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heat Gain

 

 

Rating:

40-70 deg F

 @ return air:

80 deg F

@ nearest register:

123 deg F

           Heat Gain:

43 deg F. Heat gain is within specifications of furnace

 

- Interior of furnace and ventilation ducts are dirty where visible

 

 


 

 

Hergert inspectionTemperature measured at return air

 

 

Hergert inspection

Temperature measured at heat register

 

 

 



Site

 

                                   



 

 

Hergert inspection

Earth to wood contact (typical)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Driveway

 

 

    Type:

Concrete

  Condition:

- Repair pitted areas of driveway at base of stairs to house

 

- What is the finishing plan for the gap between the driveway and the stairs ?

  Trip Hazard:

None


 

 

Hergert inspection

Pitted concrete at base of stairs

 

Hergert inspection

Gap between driveway and stairs

 


 

 

 

 

Front walks/ steps

 

 

  Condition:

Satisfactory

  Trip Hazard:

None

  Handrails:

As required

Barricades:

As required

 

 

 

 

Rear walks/ steps

 

 

    Type:

Concrete

  Condition:

Satisfactory

 

- Remove all concrete spillage from around the exterior of the rear patio. Re-check patio for damage once spillage removal in complete

  Trip Hazard:

None


 

 

Hergert inspection

Concrete spillage at patio

(all 3 sides)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

 

Overhead Power Lines:

N/A

Retaining Walls:

None that affect structure

Underground Oil Tank:

No visible evidence

Irrigation System:

None visible

Building Exterior

 

 

                                   


 

General Condition

 

Structural Movement:

No visible evidence

Exterior doors:

Satisfactory

Windows (ext. cladding):

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Siding

 

 

    Type:

Hardboard

  Condition:

Satisfactory

Window/Door Flashing:

Satisfactory

  Caulking:

Satisfactory

 

- Unable to open access panel to area beneath the front stairs


 

 

Hergert inspection

Access panel to stairs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roof

 

 

Estimated Pitch:

5:12

Material:

Composition

Layers:

1+

How Inspected:

From street and rear yard and floor 2

Condition:

Satisfactory

 

- Remove debris from roof (visible at lower front roof and at the rear side of the high ridge)

 

- Recommend install a metal diverter at the valley above the driveway to force the water into the gutter from both the valley and the 4” +- of roof at the gable end

Ventilation:

Eave and roof vent

Plumbing Vents:

Satisfactory

Flues:

Satisfactory

Flashing:

Satisfactory


 

 

Hergert inspection

Debris on roof

 

Hergert inspection

Install metal diverter

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gutters/ Downspouts

 

 

Type:

Continuous metal

Condition:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Electrical

 

 

Outlets:

Tested, GFCI protected

Switches/Lights:

Tested

 

 

 

 

Plumbing

 

 

Hose Bibs:

Anti-siphon

Gas Piping:

Inspected

Crawlspace

 

                                   


 

General

 

Visibility:

Space is vacant

Access location:

Garage

How viewed:

Traversed entire crawlspace

 

 

 

 

Moisture

 

 

Ventilation:

- Recommend install vapor barrier and ventilation to area beneath front porch and ventilation to the Northwest area of the crawlspace (below the Den)

Vapor Barrier:

- See comment above

Moisture Intrusion:

No visible evidence

Sump Pump:

None visible

 

 

 

 

Structural

 

 

Foundation:

No visible defects

Mudsill:

No visible defects

Joists:

No visible defects; limited visibility

Post-Beams:

Satisfactory

Structural Movement:

No visible evidence

 

 

 

 

Insulation

 

 

Under-floor:

Satisfactory

Domestic Water Pipes:

Satisfactory

Heating Supply:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Plumbing

 

 

Condition:

Satisfactory

Valves/ Other:

None visible

 

 

 

 

Electrical

 

 

Outlets:

None visible

Wiring/ junction boxes:

No visible defects

 

 

 

 

Heating/ Ventilation

 

 

Gas Piping:

No visible defects

 

 

 

 

Structural Pests

 

 

Conducive Material:

No visible evidence

Visible Evidence:

No visible evidence

 

 

 

 

Nuisance Pests

 

 

Visible Evidence:

No visible evidence

Garage

 

Type: Attached

                                   



 

 

Hergert inspection

Moisture near the water heater

 

 

Hergert inspection

See image to left

(view from crawlspace side)

 

 

 

Hergert inspection

Unfinished stairs to garage

 


 

 

 

 

Safety

 

 

Fire separation:

- Seal gaps at the drywall at the staircase landing

Ignition point > above FF:

In compliance

Safety barricade to mech.:

In compliance


 

 

Hergert inspection

Light is visible from the crawlspace at the landing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garage Door

 

 

Type:

Metal roll-up

Springs & Fasteners:

No visible defects

Auto Reverse:

n/a

Photocell reverse:

n/a

Remote openers:

n/a

 

 

 

 

Electrical

 

 

Switches/Lights:

Tested

Outlets:

All visible tested, GFCI protected

 

 

 

 

Doors

 

 

Operation/latching:

Tested

 

- Set self-closing hinges at door from house to garage

Door condition:

Satisfactory

Living Room, Dining Room, and Den

 

                                   


 

General Room Condition

 

Visibility:

Room is vacant

Structural Movement:

No visible evidence

Moisture Infiltration:

No visible evidence

Walls:

Satisfactory

Ceiling:

Satisfactory

Flooring:

Satisfactory


 

 

Hergert inspection

Infrared Image of Living Room

 

Hergert inspection

Infrared Image of Living Room

 


 

 

 

 

Electrical

 

 

Switches/Lights:

All visible tested

Outlets:

All visible tested

Smoke Detector:

Yes (Den)

 

 

 

 

Heating

 

 

Source:

Ceiling register

Air Flow/ Heat Gain:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Windows

 

 

Glazing:

No visible defects

Tempered:

Not required

Operation:

Tested

Screen:

No visible defects

 

 

 

 

Doors/Millwork

 

 

Operation/latching:

Tested

 

- West door to Den will not stay in full open position

Door condition:

Satisfactory

Millwork condition:

Satisfactory

Kitchen

 

Location: Floor 1

                                   


 

General Room Condition

 

Visibility:

Room is vacant

Structural Movement:

No visible evidence

Moisture Infiltration:

No visible evidence

Walls:

Satisfactory

Ceiling:

Satisfactory

Flooring:

Satisfactory

Cabinets:

- Install lazy-susan cabinet door. Adjust door heights at island cabinets

 

- Lower edge trim at upper cabinet adjacent to refrigerator space should be cut flush to left side of cabinet as it will interfere with the available refrigerator space

Countertops:

Satisfactory


 

 

Hergert inspection

Trim should be cut flush to left side of cabinet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appliances

 

 

Dishwasher:

Tested full cycle

Dishwasher air gap:

Visible

Oven:

Tested

Cooktop:

Tested

Microwave:

Not tested

Ventilation:

Tested

Refrigerator:

n/a

 

 

 

 

Plumbing

 

 

Functional flow:

Appears adequate

Hot/ Cold:

Tested

Drainage:

Appears adequate

Visible leaks:

None visible

Disposal:

Tested

Caulking:

Satisfactory

Fixtures:

No visible defects

 

 

 

 

Electrical

 

 

Switches/Lights:

All visible tested

 

- Purchaser has requested that the extra “out of place” recessed can light near the pendant lights be removed. This light was not installed at the model home

Outlets:

All visible tested, GFCI protected


 

 

Hergert inspection

Out of place recessed can light

 

Hergert inspection

Model home Kitchen

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heating

 

 

Source:

Ceiling register (nook area)

Air Flow/ Heat Gain:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Windows

 

 

Glazing:

No visible defects

Tempered:

Not required

Operation:

Tested

Screen:

No visible defects

 

 

 

 

Doors/Millwork

 

 

Operation/latching:

Tested

Door condition:

Satisfactory

Millwork condition:

Satisfactory

Family Room and Nook

 

                                  


 

General Room Condition

 

Visibility:

Room is vacant

Structural Movement:

No visible evidence

Moisture Infiltration:

No visible evidence

Walls:

Satisfactory

Ceiling:

- Drywall seam visible at the Family room ceiling

Flooring:

Satisfactory


 

 

Hergert inspection

Approximate location of the drywall seam

 

 

Hergert inspection

Infrared Image of Nook area

 

 

 

 

 

 

Electrical

 

 

Switches/Lights:

All visible tested

Outlets:

All visible tested

 

- Air leakage at smurf tube covers and at the outlet towards the staircase. Recommend foam seal areas as needed. The smurf tubes should remain open at the ends


 

 

Hergert inspection

No insulation behind smurf tubes (typical)

 

 

Hergert inspection

Air leakage at exterior electrical outlet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heating

 

 

Source:

Ceiling register

Air Flow/ Heat Gain:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Windows

 

 

Glazing:

No visible defects

Tempered:

As required

Operation:

Tested

Screen:

- Adjust screen at sliding glass door to fully close

 

 

 

 

Doors/Millwork

 

 

Operation/latching:

Tested

Door condition:

Satisfactory

Millwork condition:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Fireplace

 

 

Type:

Sealed gas direct vent

Tested:

Ignition tested

 

- Fireplace glass popped open during the inspection. Recommend re-test for a period of at least 30 minutes to verify that the glass remains secure

 

- Install batteries in fireplace for ignition during power outage


 

 

Hergert inspection

Battery compartment in fireplace

 

 


Main Bathroom (floor 1)

 

Location: Floor 1

                                   


 

General Room Condition

 

Visibility:

Room is vacant

Structural Movement:

No visible evidence

Moisture Infiltration:

No visible evidence

Walls:

Satisfactory

Ceiling:

Satisfactory

Flooring:

Satisfactory

Cabinets:

Satisfactory

Countertops:

Satisfactory

Mirrors:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Electrical

 

 

Switches/Lights:

All visible tested

Outlets:

All visible tested, GFCI protected

 

- This GFCI outlet is the reset location for the floor 2 main bathroom

 

 

 

 

Heating

 

 

Source:

Ceiling register

Air Flow/ Heat Gain:

Satisfactory

Mechanical ventilation:

Tested

 

 

 

 

Doors/Millwork

 

 

Operation/latching:

Tested

Door condition:

Satisfactory

Millwork condition:

Satisfactory

Bath Hardware:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Plumbing

 

 

Functional flow:

Appears adequate

Hot/ Cold:

Tested

Drainage:

Appears adequate

Visible leaks:

None visible

Caulking:

Satisfactory

Toilet Secure:

Satisfactory

Tub/Shower surround:

Satisfactory

                Fixtures:

No visible defects

Hallways

 

Location: Floors 1 and 2

                                   


 

General Room Condition

Visibility:

Space is vacant

Structural Movement:

No visible evidence

Moisture Infiltration:

No visible evidence

Walls:

Satisfactory

Ceiling:

- Drywall seam visible at floor 2 hallway near top of stairs

Flooring:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Electrical

 

 

Switches/Lights:

All visible tested

 

- Adjust light switches at base of staircase (floor 1) to be the same height as the adjacent switches

Outlets:

All visible tested

Smoke Detector:

Tested


 

 

Hergert inspection

Light switches are at different heights

 

 



 

 

Hergert inspection

Baseboard was cut short

 

 

Hergert inspection

Air leakage at front door

There is a visible gap beneath the door

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stairwell

 

Handrails:

As required

Barricades:

As required

Balusters:

As required

Trip Hazard:

None

Master Bedroom Suite

 

Location: Floor 2

                                   


 

General Room Condition

 

Visibility:

Room is vacant

Structural Movement:

No visible evidence

Moisture Infiltration:

No visible evidence

Walls:

Satisfactory

Ceiling:

Satisfactory

Flooring:

Satisfactory

Cabinets:

- Substantial paint over-spray on bathroom cabinets

Countertops:

Satisfactory

Mirrors:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Electrical

 

 

Switches/Lights:

All visible tested

Outlets:

All visible tested. Bathroom outlets are GFCI protected

Smoke detector:

Yes

 

 

 

 

Heating

 

 

Source:

Floor register

Air Flow/ Heat Gain:

Satisfactory

Mechanical ventilation:

Tested

 

 

 

 

Windows

 

 

Glazing:

No visible defects

Tempered:

As required

Operation:

Tested

Egress:

Appears to meet current egress standards

Screen:

No visible defects

 

 

 

 

Doors/Millwork

 

 

Operation/latching:

Tested

Door condition:

Satisfactory

Millwork condition:

Satisfactory

Bath Hardware:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Plumbing

 

 

Functional flow:

Appears adequate

Hot/ Cold:

Tested

Drainage:

Appears adequate

Visible leaks:

None visible

Caulking:

Satisfactory

Toilet Secure:

Satisfactory

Tub/Shower surround:

Satisfactory

                Fixtures:

No visible defects


 

 

Hergert inspection

Most of the shower water drains from the bench

The caulking at this bench must be properly maintained to prevent leakage

 

 


Utility Room

 

Location: Floor 2

                                   


 

General Room Condition

 

Visibility:

Room is vacant

Structural Movement:

No visible evidence

Moisture Infiltration:

No visible evidence

Walls:

Satisfactory

Ceiling:

Satisfactory

Flooring:

Satisfactory

Cabinets:

Satisfactory

Countertops:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Electrical

 

 

Switches/Lights:

All visible tested

Outlets:

All visible tested, GFCI protected

 

 

 

 

Heating

 

 

Source:

Floor register

Air Flow/ Heat Gain:

Satisfactory

Mechanical ventilation:

Tested

 

 

 

 

Doors/Millwork

 

 

Operation/latching:

Tested

Door condition:

Satisfactory

Millwork condition:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Plumbing

 

 

Functional flow:

Appears adequate

Hot/ Cold:

Tested

Drainage:

Appears adequate

Visible leaks:

None visible

Caulking:

Satisfactory

                Fixtures:

No visible defects

 

 

 

 

Appliances

 

 

Washer:

n/a

 

- Recommend install drip pan with outfall to the exterior beneath the washing machine. Use high quality hoses

Dryer Connection:

Electric

Dryer:

n/a. Vented to outside

Appliance Condition:

n/a

Bedrooms 2, 3, and 4

 

Location: Floor 2

                                  


 

General Room Condition

 

Visibility:

Rooms are vacant

Structural Movement:

No visible evidence

Moisture Infiltration:

No visible evidence

Walls:

Satisfactory

Ceiling:

Satisfactory

Flooring:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Electrical

 

 

Switches/Lights:

All visible tested

Outlets:

All visible tested

 

- Electrical outlet cover plate missing at rear bedroom

 

- What is the purpose of the second light switch in the secondary bedrooms ? If for switched outlets, these outlets should be upside down to be consistent with the other switched outlets in the house

Smoke Detector:

- Remove protection socks from smoke detectors

 

 

 

 

Heating

 

 

Source:

Floor register

Air Flow/ Heat Gain:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Windows

 

 

Glazing:

No visible defects

Tempered:

Not required

Operation:

Tested

Egress:

Appears to meet current egress standards

Screen:

No visible defects

 

 

 

 

Doors/Millwork

 

 

Operation/latching:

Tested

Door condition:

Satisfactory

Millwork condition:

Satisfactory

Main Bathroom

 

Location: Floor 2

                                   


 

General Room Condition

 

Visibility:

Room is vacant

Structural Movement:

No visible evidence

Moisture Infiltration:

No visible evidence

Walls:

Satisfactory

Ceiling:

Satisfactory

Flooring:

Satisfactory

 

- Adjust metal transition strip to parallel with vinyl pattern (or split the difference)

Cabinets:

Satisfactory

 

- Left cabinet drawer is missing

Countertops:

Satisfactory

Mirrors:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Electrical

 

 

Switches/Lights:

All visible tested

 

- Level light fixture to mirror

Outlets:

All visible tested, GFCI protected

 

 

 

 

Heating

 

 

Source:

Floor register

Air Flow/ Heat Gain:

Satisfactory

Mechanical ventilation:

Tested

 

 

 

 

Windows

 

 

Glazing:

No visible defects

Tempered:

Not required

Operation:

Tested

Screen:

No visible defects

 

 

 

 

Doors/Millwork

 

 

Operation/latching:

Tested

Door condition:

Satisfactory

Millwork condition:

Satisfactory

Bath Hardware:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Plumbing

 

 

Functional flow:

Appears adequate

Hot/ Cold:

Tested

Drainage:

Appears adequate

Visible leaks:

None visible

Caulking:

Satisfactory

Toilet Secure:

Satisfactory

Tub/Shower surround:

Satisfactory

                Fixtures:

No visible defects

Attic

 

Location: Over main body of house

                                   


 

General

 

Visibility:

Space is vacant

Access location:

Master Bedroom closet

How viewed:

Traversed entire attic space

 


 

 

Hergert inspection

 

 

Hergert inspection

 


 

 

 

 

Moisture

 

 

Roof Ventilation:

Appears adequate

Moisture Intrusion:

No visible evidence

Bath/Kitchen fans :

All vent to outside

 

 

 

 

Structural

 

 

Structure Type:

Manufactured trusses

Sheathing:

OSB

Structural Movement:

No visible evidence

 

 

 

 

Insulation

 

 

Type:

Blown in

Approximate Depth:

10” +-

Condition:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Flues/Vent Stacks

 

 

Plumbing Stacks:

All vented to exterior

Gas Flues:

No visible defects

 

 

 

 

Electrical

 

 

Outlets:

None visible

Wiring/ junction boxes:

No visible defects

 

 

 

 

Structural Pests

 

 

Conducive Material:

No visible evidence

Visible Evidence:

No visible evidence

 

 

 

 

Nuisance Pests

 

 

Visible Evidence:

No visible evidence

Structural Pest Inspection Diagram

 

 

Wood Destroying Organisms (WDO)

 

Conducive Conditions

(CC)

WDO-AB

Anobid Beetles

 

CC-BG

Bare Ground

WDO-CA

Carpenter Ants

 

CC-CD

Conducive Debris

WDO-DT

Dampwood Termites

 

CC-EM

Excessive Moisture

WDO-MA

Moisture Ants

 

CC-EW

Earth-Wood Contact

WDO-OB

Other  Beetles

 

CC-FC

Failed Caulking

WDO-RF

Rot Fungus

 

CC-IV

Inadequate Ventilation

WDO-ST

Subterranean Termites

 

CC-RG

Restricted Gutter

 

 

 

CC-VC

Vegetation Contact

Inspection Conditions

(IC)

 

 

 

IC-CSA

Crawl Space Access

 

 

 

IC-IA

Inadequate Clearance

 

 

 

 

            Hergert inspection