Sample Home Inspection Report 3

Property Address:
Michigan

Van Wert Inspections

Larry Van Wert
4418 South Nine Mile Road
Auburn Mi 48611
989-662-9378
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Date: 11/19/2010 Time: 12:21 PM Report ID: 1119104478
Property:

Customer:
 
Real Estate Professional:

Comment Key or Definitions

The following definitions of comment descriptions represent this inspection report. All comments by the inspector should be considered before purchasing this home. Any recommendations by the inspector to repair or replace suggests a second opinion or further inspection by a qualified contractor. All costs associated with further inspection fees and repair or replacement of item, component or unit should be considered before you purchase the property.

Inspected (IN) = I visually observed the item, component or unit and if no other comments were made then it appeared to be functioning as intended allowing for normal wear and tear.

Not Inspected (NI)= I did not inspect this item, component or unit and made no representations of whether or not it was functioning as intended and will state a reason for not inspecting.

Not Present (NP) = This item, component or unit is not in this home or building.

Repair or Replace (RR) = The item, component or unit is not functioning as intended or needs further inspection by a qualified contractor. Items, components or units that can be repaired to satisfactory condition may not need replacement.

Age Of Home:
Over 10 Years

Home Faces:
South

Client Is Present:
Yes

Radon Test:
No

Water Test:
No

Weather:
Cloudy

Temperature:
Below 40

Percipitation in last 3 days:
No

 
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The Home Inspector shall observe structural components including foundations, floors, walls, columns or piers, ceilings and roof. The home inspector shall describe the type of Foundation, floor structure, wall structure, columns or piers, ceiling structure, roof structure. The home inspector shall: Probe structural components where deterioration is suspected; Enter under floor crawl spaces, basements, and attic spaces except when access is obstructed, when entry could damage the property, or when dangerous or adverse situations are suspected; Report the methods used to observe under floor crawl spaces and attics; and Report signs of abnormal or harmful water penetration into the building or signs of abnormal or harmful condensation on building components. The home inspector is not required to: Enter any area or perform any procedure that may damage the property or its components or be dangerous to or adversely effect the health of the home inspector or other persons.

Styles & Materials
FOUNDATION:
POURED CONCRETE
METHOD USED TO OBSERVE CRAWLSPACE:
FROM ENTRY
FLOOR STRUCTURE:
2 X 10
WOOD JOISTS
WALL STRUCTURE:
2 X 4 WOOD
COLUMNS OR PIERS:
STEEL LALLY COLUMNS
CEILING STRUCTURE:
4" OR BETTER
ROOF STRUCTURE:
ENGINERED WOOD TRUSS
OSB
ROOF-TYPE:
GABLE
METHOD USED TO OBSERVE ATTIC:
FROM ENTRY
ATTIC INFO:
SCUTTLE HOLE
  
Inspection Items
1.0 FOUNDATIONS (Report signs of abnormal or harmful water penetration into the building or signs of abnormal or harmful condensation on building components.)
Comments: Inspected, In good condition
1.1 WALLS (Structural)
Comments: Inspected, In good condition
1.2 COLUMNS OR PIERS
Comments: Inspected, In good condition
1.3 FLOORS (Structural)
Comments: Inspected, Repair or Replace
The wood shims at the bottom of the I beam should be replace with steel shims.(Picture 1)
1.3 Picture 1
1.4 CEILINGS (structural)
Comments: Inspected, In good condition
1.5 ROOF STRUCTURE AND ATTIC
Comments: Inspected, In good condition
The structure of the home was inspected and reported on with the above information. While the inspector makes every effort to find all areas of concern, some areas can go unnoticed. Please be aware that the inspector has your best interest in mind. Any repair items mentioned in this report should be considered before purchase. It is recommended that qualified contractors be used in your further inspection or repair issues as it relates to the comments in this inspection report.
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The home inspector shall observe: Wall cladding, flashings, and trim; Entryway doors and a representative number of windows; Garage door operators; Decks, balconies, stoops, steps, areaways, porches and applicable railings; Eaves, soffits, and fascias; and Vegetation, grading, drainage, driveways, patios, walkways, and retaining walls with respect to their effect on the condition of the building. The home inspector shall: Describe wall cladding materials; Operate all entryway doors and a representative number of windows; Operate garage doors manually or by using permanently installed controls for any garage door operator; Report whether or not any garage door operator will automatically reverse or stop when meeting reasonable resistance during closing; and Probe exterior wood components where deterioration is suspected. The home inspector is not required to observe: Storm windows, storm doors, screening, shutters, awnings, and similar seasonal accessories; Fences; Presence of safety glazing in doors and windows; Garage door operator remote control transmitters; Geological conditions; Soil conditions; Recreational facilities (including spas, saunas, steam baths, swimming pools, tennis courts, playground equipment, and other exercise, entertainment, or athletic facilities); Detached buildings or structures; or Presence or condition of buried fuel storage tanks. The home inspector is not required to: Move personal items, panels, furniture, equipment, plant life, soil, snow, ice or debris that obstructs access or visibility.

Styles & Materials
SIDING MATERIAL:
MASONRY
VINYL
SIDING STYLE:
BEVEL
EXTERIOR ENTRY DOORS:
STEEL
APPURTENANCE:
COVERED PORCH
AUTO OPENER MANUFACTURER:
DELTA DOOR
GARAGE DOOR MATERIAL:
INSULATED
METAL
GARAGE DOOR TYPE:
THREE AUTOMATIC
DRIVEWAY:
CONCRETE
 
Inspection Items
2.0 WALL CLADDING FLASHING AND TRIM
Comments: Inspected, Repair or Replace
The wood trim at the overhead door is rotted on the bottom.

The wood trim at the fireplace chimney has been damaged from a woodpecker.(Picture 2)

The front brick is cracked and is allowing water to leak into the office ceiling,(Picture 3)(Picture 4)(Picture 5)

The fascia at the northwest corner is not sealed tight.(Picture 6)

2.0 Picture 1
2.0 Picture 2
2.0 Picture 3
2.0 Picture 4
2.0 Picture 5
2.0 Picture 6
2.1 DOORS (Exterior)
Comments: Inspected, Repair or Replace
The front door lock latch dose not retract completely(Picture 1). The strike plate needs to be adjusted so the door seals tight.
2.1 Picture 1
2.2 WINDOWS
Comments: Inspected, In good condition
2.3 GARAGE DOOR OPERATORS (Report whether or not doors will reverse when met with resistance)
Comments: Inspected, Repair or Replace
The north overhead door has face damage.(Picture 1)

Garage overhead door operator will not reverse when met with resistance.

2.3 Picture 1
2.4 DECKS, BALCONIES, STOOPS, STEPS, AREAWAYS, PORCHES AND APPLICABLE RAILINGS
Comments: Inspected, In good condition
2.5 VEGETATION, GRADING, DRAINAGE, DRIVEWAYS, PATIOS, WALKWAYS AND RETAINING WALLS (With respect to their effect on the condition of the building)
Comments: Inspected, Repair or Replace
(1) Negative grade found at north side and west side of house. Areas with negative grade should be raised at structure to help push water away from foundation and prevent water intrusion and deterioration.(Picture 1)
2.5 Picture 1
2.5 Picture 2
(2) A half-round window well should be installed around  vent openings to allow for grade to be raised. The dirt inside well should be replaced with approximately four or more inches of gravel to let water drain from well. A couple of inches clearance between gravel and window or vent openings recommended.(Picture 3)
2.5 Picture 3
2.6 EAVES, SOFFITS AND FASCIAS
Comments: Inspected, In good condition
The exterior of the home was inspected and reported on with the above information. While the inspector makes every effort to find all areas of concern, some areas can go unnoticed. Please be aware that the inspector has your best interest in mind. Any repair items mentioned in this report should be considered before purchase. It is recommended that qualified contractors be used in your further inspection or repair issues as it relates to the comments in this inspection report.
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The home inspector shall observe: Roof covering; Roof drainage systems; Flashings; Skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations; and Signs of' leaks or abnormal condensation on building components. The home inspector shall: Describe the type of roof covering materials; and Report the methods used to observe the roofing. The home inspector is not required to: Walk on the roofing; or Observe attached accessories including but not limited to solar systems, antennae, and lightning arrestors.

Styles & Materials
ROOF COVERING:
ARCHITECTURAL
VIEWED ROOF COVERING FROM:
LADDER
WALKED ROOF
CHIMNEY (exterior):
METAL FLUE PIPE
Inspection Items
3.0 ROOF COVERINGS
Comments: Inspected, In good condition
3.1 FLASHINGS
Comments: Inspected, In good condition
3.2 SKYLIGHTS, CHIMNEYS AND ROOF PENETRATIONS
Comments: Inspected, In good condition
3.3 ROOFING DRAINAGE SYSTEMS
Comments: Inspected, Repair or Replace
The gutter at the garage roof at the front of the house is not fastened to the wall.(Picture 1)
3.3 Picture 1
The roof of the home was inspected and reported on with the above information. While the inspector makes every effort to find all areas of concern, some areas can go unnoticed. Roof coverings and skylights can appear to be leak proof during inspection and weather conditions. Our inspection makes an attempt to find a leak but sometimes cannot. Please be aware that the inspector has your best interest in mind. Any repair items mentioned in this report should be considered before purchase. It is recommended that qualified contractors be used in your further inspection or repair issues as it relates to the comments in this inspection report.
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The home inspector shall observe: Interior water supply and distribution system, including: piping materials, supports, and insulation; fixtures and faucets; functional flow; leaks; and cross connections; Interior drain, waste, and vent system, including: traps; drain, waste, and vent piping; piping supports and pipe insulation; leaks; and functional drainage; Hot water systems including: water heating equipment; normal operating controls; automatic safety controls; and chimneys, flues, and vents; Fuel storage and distribution systems including: interior fuel storage equipment, supply piping, venting, and supports; leaks; and Sump pumps. The home inspector shall describe: Water supply and distribution piping materials; Drain, waste, and vent piping materials; Water heating equipment; and Location of main water supply shutoff device. The home inspector shall operate all plumbing fixtures, including their faucets and all exterior faucets attached to the house, except where the flow end of the faucet is connected to an appliance. The home inspector is not required to: State the effectiveness of anti-siphon devices; Determine whether water supply and waste disposal systems are public or private; Operate automatic safety controls; Operate any valve except water closet flush valves, fixture faucets, and hose faucets; Observe: Water conditioning systems; Fire and lawn sprinkler systems; On-site water supply quantity and quality; On-site waste disposal systems; Foundation irrigation systems; Spas, except as to functional flow and functional drainage; Swimming pools; Solar water heating equipment; or Observe the system for proper sizing, design, or use of proper materials.

Styles & Materials
WATER SOURCE:
PUBLIC
PLUMBING SUPPLY:
COPPER
PLUMBING DISTRIBUTION:
COPPER
PLUMBING WASTE:
PVC
WATER HEATER POWER SOURCE:
GAS (QUICK RECOVERY)
CAPACITY:
40 GAL (1-2 PEOPLE)
MANUFACTURER:
GE
WASHER DRAIN SIZE:
2" DIAMETER
 
Inspection Items
4.0 INTERIOR DRAIN, WASTE AND VENT SYSTEMS
Comments: Inspected, In good condition
4.1 HOT WATER SYSTEMS, CONTROLS, CHIMNEYS, FLUES AND VENTS
Comments: Inspected, In good condition, Repair or Replace
The boiler drain on the waterheater is leaking.(Picture 1)
4.1 Picture 1
4.2 MAIN WATER SHUT-OFF DEVICE (Describe location)
Comments: Inspected
4.3 INTERIOR WATER SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS AND FIXTURES
Comments: Inspected, Repair or Replace
The water valve that supplies the lawn irrigation is leaking.(Picture 1)(Picture 2)
4.3 Picture 1
4.3 Picture 2
4.4 FUEL STORAGE AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS (Interior fuel storage, piping, venting, supports, leaks)
Comments: Inspected, In good condition
4.5 SUMP PUMP
Comments: Inspected, In good condition
Recommend installing a siphon back up sump pump that runs off city water pressure to prevent basement from flooding incase of a loss of power.
The plumbing in the home was inspected and reported on with the above information. While the inspector makes every effort to find all areas of concern, some areas can go unnoticed. Washing machine drain line for example cannot be checked for leaks or the ability to handle the volume during drain cycle. Older homes with galvanized supply lines or cast iron drain lines can be obstructed and barely working during an inspection but then fails under heavy use. If the water is turned off or not used for periods of time (like a vacant home waiting for closing) rust or deposits within the pipes can further clog the piping system. Please be aware that the inspector has your best interest in mind. Any repair items mentioned in this report should be considered before purchase. It is recommended that qualified contractors be used in your further inspection or repair issues as it relates to the comments in this inspection report.
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The home inspector shall observe: Service entrance conductors; Service equipment, grounding equipment, main over current device, and main and distribution panels; Amperage and voltage ratings of the service; Branch circuit conductors, their over current devices, and the compatibility of their ampacities and voltages; The operation of a representative number of installed ceiling fans, lighting fixtures, switches and receptacles located inside the house, garage, and on the dwelling's exterior walls; The polarity and grounding of all receptacles within six feet of interior plumbing fixtures, and all receptacles in the garage or carport, and on the exterior of inspected structures; The operation of ground fault circuit interrupters; and Smoke detectors. The home inspector shall describe: Service amperage and voltage; Service entry conductor materials; Service type as being overhead or underground; and Location of main and distribution panels. The home inspector shall report any observed aluminum branch circuit wiring. The home inspector shall report on presence or absence of smoke detectors, and operate their test function, if accessible, except when detectors are part of a central system. The home inspector is not required to: Insert any tool, probe, or testing device inside the panels; Test or operate any over current device except ground fault circuit interrupters; Dismantle any electrical device or control other than to remove the covers of the main and auxiliary distribution panels; or Observe: Low voltage systems; Security system devices, heat detectors, or carbon monoxide detectors; Telephone, security, cable TV, intercoms, or other ancillary wiring that is not a part of the primary electrical distribution system; or Built-in vacuum equipment.

Styles & Materials
ELECTRICAL SERVICE CONDUCTORS:
BELOW GROUND
ALUMINUM
220 VOLTS
PANEL CAPACITY:
200 AMP
PANEL TYPE:
CIRCUIT BREAKERS
ELEC. PANEL MANUFACTURER:
SQUARE D
BRANCH WIRE 15 and 20 AMP:
COPPER
WIRING METHODS:
ROMEX
Inspection Items
5.0 SERVICE ENTRANCE CONDUCTORS
Comments: Inspected, In good condition
5.1 SERVICE AND GROUNDING EQUIPMENT, MAIN OVERCURRENT DEVICE, MAIN AND DISTRIBUTION PANELS
Comments: Inspected, In good condition
5.2 BRANCH CIRCUIT CONDUCTORS, OVERCURRENT DEVICES AND COMPATIBILITY OF THEIR AMPERAGE AND VOLTAGE
Comments: Inspected, In good condition
5.3 CONNECTED DEVICES AND FIXTURES (Observed from a representative number operation of ceiling fans, lighting fixtures, switches and receptacles located inside the house, garage, and on the dwelling's exterior walls)
Comments: Inspected, Repair or Replace
The microwave plug is loose in the wall.(Picture 1)
5.3 Picture 1
5.4 POLARITY AND GROUNDING OF RECEPTACLES WITHIN 6 FEET OF INTERIOR PLUMBING FIXTURES, AND ALL RECEPTACLES IN GARAGE, CARPORT, EXTERIOR WALLS OF INSPECTED STRUCTURE
Comments: Inspected, In good condition
5.5 OPERATION OF GFCI (GROUND FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTERS)
Comments: Inspected, In good condition
5.6 LOCATION OF MAIN AND DISTRIBUTION PANELS
Comments: Inspected, In good condition
Main panel box is located at basement.
5.7 SMOKE DETECTORS
Comments: Inspected, In good condition
The smoke detectors were tested and did alarming when a smoke test is performed.
The electrical system of the home was inspected and reported on with the above information. While the inspector makes every effort to find all areas of concern, some areas can go unnoticed. Outlets were not removed and the inspection was only visual. Any outlet not accessible (behind the refrigerator for example) was not inspected or accessible. Please be aware that the inspector has your best interest in mind. Any repair items mentioned in this report should be considered before purchase. It is recommended that qualified contractors be used in your further inspection or repair issues as it relates to the comments in this inspection report.
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The home inspector shall observe permanently installed heating systems including: Heating equipment; Normal operating controls; Automatic safety controls; Chimneys, flues, and vents, where readily visible; Solid fuel heating devices; Heat distribution systems including fans, pumps, ducts and piping, with supports, insulation, air filters, registers, radiators, fan coil units, convectors; and the presence of an installed heat source in each room. The home inspector shall describe: Energy source; and Heating equipment and distribution type. The home inspector shall operate the systems using normal operating controls. The home inspector shall open readily openable access panels provided by the manufacturer or installer for routine homeowner maintenance. The home inspector is not required to: Operate heating systems when weather conditions or other circumstances may cause equipment damage; Operate automatic safety controls; Ignite or extinguish solid fuel fires; or Observe: The interior of flues; Fireplace insert flue connections; Humidifiers; Electronic air filters; or The uniformity or adequacy of heat supply to the various rooms.

Styles & Materials
HEAT TYPE:
FORCED AIR
ENERGY SOURCE:
NATURAL GAS
NUMBER OF HEAT SYSTEMS (excluding wood):
ONE
HEAT SYSTEM BRAND:
LENNOX
DUCTWORK:
NON-INSULATED
FILTER TYPE:
DISPOSABLE
CARTRIDGE
TYPES OF FIREPLACES:
VENTED GAS LOGS
OPERABLE FIREPLACES:
NONE
 
Inspection Items
6.0 HEATING EQUIPMENT
Comments: Inspected, In good condition
No carbon monoxide was detected at the time of this inspection.
6.1 NORMAL OPERATING CONTROLS
Comments: Inspected, In good condition
6.2 AUTOMATIC SAFETY CONTROLS
Comments: Inspected, In good condition
6.3 CHIMNEYS, FLUES AND VENTS
Comments: Inspected, In good condition
6.4 HEAT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS (including fans, pumps, ducts and piping, with supports, insulation, air filters, registers, radiators, fan coil units and convectors)
Comments: Inspected, In good condition
6.5 GAS/LP FIRELOGS AND FIREPLACES
Comments: Inspected
The gas valve is off.(Picture 1)
6.5 Picture 1
6.6 PRESENCE OF INSTALLED HEAT SOURCE IN EACH ROOM
Comments: Inspected, In good condition
The heating system of this home was inspected and reported on with the above information. While the inspector makes every effort to find all areas of concern, some areas can go unnoticed. The inspection is not meant to be technically exhaustive. The inspection does not involve removal and inspection behind service door or dismantling that would otherwise reveal something only a licensed heat contractor would discover. Please be aware that the inspector has your best interest in mind. Any repair items mentioned in this report should be considered before purchase. It is recommended that qualified contractors be used in your further inspection or repair issues as it relates to the comments in this inspection report.
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The home inspector shall observe: Central air conditioning and permanently installed cooling systems including: Cooling and air handling equipment; and Normal operating controls. Distribution systems including: Fans, pumps, ducts and piping, with associated supports, dampers, insulation, air filters, registers, fan-coil units; and The presence of an installed cooling source in each room. The home inspector shall describe: Energy sources; and Cooling equipment type. The home inspector shall operate the systems using normal operating controls. The home inspector shall open readily openable access panels provided by the manufacturer or installer for routine homeowner maintenance The home inspector is not required to: Observe window air conditioners or operate cooling systems when weather conditions or other circumstances may cause equipment damage; Observe non-central air conditioners; or Observe the uniformity or adequacy of cool-air supply to the various rooms.

Styles & Materials
COOLING EQUIPMENT TYPE:
AIR CONDITIONER UNIT
COOLING EQUIPMENT ENERGY SOURCE:
ELECTRICITY
NUMBER OF A/C UNITS:
ONE
Inspection Items
7.0 COOLING AND AIR HANDLER EQUIPMENT
Comments: Not Inspected
A/C was not tested for proper operation due to the outside air temperature is 65 degrees or less. We did not inspect this unit (S).
7.1 NORMAL OPERATING CONTROLS
Comments: Inspected, In good condition
7.2 DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS (including fans, pumps, ducts and piping, with supports, insulation, air filters, registers, radiators, fan coil units and convectors)
Comments: Inspected, In good condition
7.3 PRESENCE OF INSTALLED COOLING SOURCE IN EACH ROOM
Comments: Inspected, In good condition
The cooling system of this home was inspected and reported on with the above information. While the inspector makes every effort to find all areas of concern, some areas can go unnoticed. The inspection is not meant to be technically exhaustive. The inspection does not involve removal and inspection behind service door or dismantling that would otherwise reveal something only a licensed HVAC contractor would discover (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning). Please be aware that the inspector has your best interest in mind. Any repair items mentioned in this report should be considered before purchase. It is recommended that qualified contractors be used in your further inspection or repair issues as it relates to the comments in this inspection report.
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The home inspector shall observe: Walls, ceiling, and floors; Steps, stairways, balconies, and railings; Counters and a representative number of installed cabinets; and A representative number of doors and windows. The home inspector shall: Operate a representative number of windows and interior doors; and Report signs of abnormal or harmful water penetration into the building or signs of abnormal or harmful condensation on building components. The home inspector is not required to observe: Paint, wallpaper, and other finish treatments on the interior walls, ceilings, and floors; Carpeting; or Draperies, blinds, or other window treatments.

Styles & Materials
CEILING MATERIALS:
SHEETROCK
WALL MATERIAL:
SHEETROCK
FLOOR COVERING(S):
CARPET
TILE
VINYL
INTERIOR DOORS:
HOLLOW CORE
MASONITE
RAISED PANEL
WINDOW TYPES:
THERMAL/INSULATED
DOUBLE-HUNG
WINDOW MANUFACTURER:
ANDERSEN
CABINETRY:
WOOD
COUNTERTOP:
TILE
 
Inspection Items
8.0 CEILINGS
Comments: Inspected, Repair or Replace
The office ceiling is water damaged.(Picture 1)

The dry wall inside corners are  loose at the  the family room ceilings.(Picture 2)

The dry wall ceilings in the master bedroom is poorly installed. The drywall is loose at the east wall.(Picture 3)

8.0 Picture 1
8.0 Picture 2
8.0 Picture 3
8.1 WALLS
Comments: Inspected, In good condition
8.2 FLOORS
Comments: Inspected, Repair or Replace
All of the carpets are stained.(Picture 1)
8.2 Picture 1
8.3 STEPS, STAIRWAYS, BALCONIES AND RAILINGS
Comments: Inspected, In good condition
8.4 COUNTERS AND A REPRESENTATIVE NUMBER OF CABINETS
Comments: Inspected, In good condition
8.5 DOORS (REPRESENTATIVE NUMBER)
Comments: Inspected, Repair or Replace
The upstairs hall bathroom door door dose not latch.(Picture 1)
8.5 Picture 1
8.6 WINDOWS (REPRESENTATIVE NUMBER)
Comments: Inspected, In good condition
The interior of the home was inspected and reported on with the above information. While the inspector makes every effort to find all areas of concern, some areas can go unnoticed. The inspection did not involve moving furniture and inspecting behind furniture, area rugs or areas obstructed from view. Please be aware that the inspector has your best interest in mind. Any repair items mentioned in this report should be considered before purchase. It is recommended that qualified contractors be used in your further inspection or repair issues as it relates to the comments in this inspection report.
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The home inspector shall observe: Insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces; Ventilation of attics and foundation areas; Kitchen, bathroom, and laundry venting systems; and the operation of any readily accessible attic ventilation fan, and, when temperature permits, the operation of any readily accessible thermostatic control. The home inspector shall describe: Insulation in unfinished spaces; and Absence of insulation in unfinished space at conditioned surfaces. The home inspector shall: Move insulation where readily visible evidence indicates the need to do so; and Move insulation where chimneys penetrate roofs, where plumbing drain/waste pipes penetrate floors, adjacent to earth filled stoops or porches, and at exterior doors. The home inspector is not required to report on: Concealed insulation and vapor retarders; or Venting equipment that is integral with household appliances.

Styles & Materials
ATTIC INSULATION:
CELLULOSE
R- VALUE:
R-19 OR BETTER
VENTILATION:
GABLE VENTS
SOFFIT VENTS
EXHAUST FAN TYPES:
FAN WITH LIGHT
DRYER POWER SOURCE:
22O ELECTRIC
DRYER VENT:
FLEXIBLE METAL
Inspection Items
9.0 INSULATION AND VAPOR RETARDERS (in unfinished spaces)
Comments: Inspected, Repair or Replace
Recommend adding insulation in attic space so there is 14 or more inches to obtain a R-value of R-42 or greater.
9.1 VENTILATION OF ATTIC AND FOUNDATION AREAS
Comments: Inspected

I recommend installing 6 mil visqueen on the dirt floor in the crawl space.(Picture 1)

9.1 Picture 1
9.2 VENTING SYSTEMS (Kitchens, baths and laundry)
Comments: Inspected, Repair or Replace
The west side vent dose not close and the vent needs to be replaced.(Picture 1)
9.2 Picture 1
The insulation and ventilation of the home was inspected and reported on with the above information. While the inspector makes every effort to find all areas of concern, some areas can go unnoticed. Venting of exhaust fans or clothes dryer cannot be fully inspected and bends or obstructions can occur without being accessible or visible (behind wall and ceiling coverings). Only insulation that is visible was inspected. Please be aware that the inspector has your best interest in mind. Any repair items mentioned in this report should be considered before purchase. It is recommended that qualified contractors be used in your further inspection or repair issues as it relates to the comments in this inspection report.
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The home inspector shall observe and operate the basic functions of the following kitchen appliances: Permanently installed dishwasher, through its normal cycle; Range, cook top, and permanently installed oven; Trash compactor; Garbage disposal; Ventilation equipment or range hood; and Permanently installed microwave oven. The home inspector is not required to observe: Clocks, timers, self-cleaning oven function, or thermostats for calibration or automatic operation; Non built-in appliances; or Refrigeration units. The home inspector is not required to operate: Appliances in use; or Any appliance that is shut down or otherwise inoperable.

 

Inspection Items
10.0 DISHWASHER
Comments: Inspected, In good condition
10.1 RANGES/OVENS/COOKTOPS
Comments: Inspected, In good condition
10.2 RANGE HOOD
Comments: Inspected, In good condition
10.3 FOOD WASTE DISPOSER
Comments: Inspected
10.4 MICROWAVE COOKING EQUIPMENT
Comments: Inspected, In good condition
The built-in appliances of the home were inspected and reported on with the above information. While the inspector makes every effort to find all areas of concern, some areas can go unnoticed. Please be aware that the inspector has your best interest in mind. Any repair items mentioned in this report should be considered before purchase. It is recommended that qualified contractors be used in your further inspection or repair issues as it relates to the comments in this inspection report.

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General Summary


Van Wert Inspections

4418 South Nine Mile Road
Auburn Mi 48611
989-662-9378

Customer
Sample

Address
Michigan

The following items or discoveries indicate that these systems or components do not function as intended or adversely affects the habitability of the dwelling; or appear to warrant further investigation by a specialist, or requires subsequent observation. This summary shall not contain recommendations for routine upkeep of a system or component to keep it in proper functioning condition or recommendations to upgrade or enhance the function, efficiency, or safety of the home. This Summary is not the entire report. The complete report may include additional information of concern to the customer. It is recommended that the customer read the complete report.

1.  STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS
1.3   FLOORS (Structural)  
  Inspected, Repair or Replace  
The wood shims at the bottom of the I beam should be replace with steel shims.(Picture 1)

2.  EXTERIOR
2.0   WALL CLADDING FLASHING AND TRIM  
  Inspected, Repair or Replace  
The wood trim at the overhead door is rotted on the bottom.

The wood trim at the fireplace chimney has been damaged from a woodpecker.(Picture 2)

The front brick is cracked and is allowing water to leak into the office ceiling,(Picture 3)(Picture 4)(Picture 5)

The fascia at the northwest corner is not sealed tight.(Picture 6)

2.1   DOORS (Exterior)  
  Inspected, Repair or Replace  
The front door lock latch dose not retract completely(Picture 1). The strike plate needs to be adjusted so the door seals tight.
2.3   GARAGE DOOR OPERATORS (Report whether or not doors will reverse when met with resistance)  
  Inspected, Repair or Replace  
The north overhead door has face damage.(Picture 1)

Garage overhead door operator will not reverse when met with resistance.

2.5   VEGETATION, GRADING, DRAINAGE, DRIVEWAYS, PATIOS, WALKWAYS AND RETAINING WALLS (With respect to their effect on the condition of the building)  
  Inspected, Repair or Replace  
(1) Negative grade found at north side and west side of house. Areas with negative grade should be raised at structure to help push water away from foundation and prevent water intrusion and deterioration.(Picture 1)

3.  ROOFING
3.3   ROOFING DRAINAGE SYSTEMS  
  Inspected, Repair or Replace  
The gutter at the garage roof at the front of the house is not fastened to the wall.(Picture 1)

4.  PLUMBING SYSTEM
4.1   HOT WATER SYSTEMS, CONTROLS, CHIMNEYS, FLUES AND VENTS  
  Inspected, In good condition, Repair or Replace  
The boiler drain on the waterheater is leaking.(Picture 1)
4.3   INTERIOR WATER SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS AND FIXTURES  
  Inspected, Repair or Replace  
The water valve that supplies the lawn irrigation is leaking.(Picture 1)(Picture 2)

5.  ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
5.3   CONNECTED DEVICES AND FIXTURES (Observed from a representative number operation of ceiling fans, lighting fixtures, switches and receptacles located inside the house, garage, and on the dwelling's exterior walls)  
  Inspected, Repair or Replace  
The microwave plug is loose in the wall.(Picture 1)

8.  INTERIORS
8.0   CEILINGS  
  Inspected, Repair or Replace  
The office ceiling is water damaged.(Picture 1)

The dry wall inside corners are  loose at the  the family room ceilings.(Picture 2)

The dry wall ceilings in the master bedroom is poorly installed. The drywall is loose at the east wall.(Picture 3)

8.2   FLOORS  
  Inspected, Repair or Replace  
All of the carpets are stained.(Picture 1)
8.5   DOORS (REPRESENTATIVE NUMBER)  
  Inspected, Repair or Replace  
The upstairs hall bathroom door door dose not latch.(Picture 1)

9.  INSULATION AND VENTILATION
9.0   INSULATION AND VAPOR RETARDERS (in unfinished spaces)  
  Inspected, Repair or Replace  
Recommend adding insulation in attic space so there is 14 or more inches to obtain a R-value of R-42 or greater.
9.2   VENTING SYSTEMS (Kitchens, baths and laundry)  
  Inspected, Repair or Replace  
The west side vent dose not close and the vent needs to be replaced.(Picture 1)


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Van Wert Inspections

Larry Van Wert
4418 South Nine Mile Road
Auburn Mi 48611
989-662-9378
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Inspection Agreement

(PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)

Van Wert Inspections agrees to conduct an inspection for the purpose of informing the CLIENT of major deficiencies in the condition of the property, subject to the UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY below.  The inspection and report are performed and prepared for the sole, confidential and exclusive use and possession of the CLIENT.   The report will only include the following: 

  • Structural condition and basement
  • Electrical, plumbing, water heater, heating and cooling
  • Quality, condition and life expectancy of major systems
  • Kitchen and appliances
  • General interior, including ceilings, walls, windows, insulation and ventilation
  • General exterior, including roof, gutter, chimney, drainage, grading

It is understood and agreed that this inspection will be of readily accessible areas of the building and is limited to visual observations of apparent conditions existing only at the time of the inspection.  Latent and concealed defects and deficiencies are excluded from the inspection; equipment, items, and systems will not be dismantled.

Maintenance and other items may be discussed, but they are not a part of our inspection.   The report is not a compliance inspection or certification for past or present governmental codes or regulations of any kind. 

The inspection and report do not address and are not intended to address the possible presence of or danger from any potentially harmful substances and environmental hazards, including but not limited to radon gas, lead paint, asbestos, mold, mildew, urea formaldehyde, toxic or flammable chemicals, and water and airborne hazards.   Also excluded are inspections of and reports on swimming pools, wells, septic systems, security systems, central vacuum systems, water softeners, sprinkler systems, fire and safety equipment, and the presence or absence of rodents, termites and other insects.

UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

It is understood and agreed that Van Wert Inspections is not an insurer and that the inspection and reports are not to be intended or construed as a guarantee or warranty of the adequacy, performance, or condition of any structure, item, or system at the property address.   The CLIENT hereby releases and exempts Van Wert Inspections and its employees of and from all liability and responsibility for the cost of repairing or replacing any unreported defect or deficiency and for any consequential damage, property damage, or personal injury of any nature.

In the event that Van Wert Inspections and/or its employees are found liable due to breach of contract, negligence, negligent misrepresentation, negligent hiring or any other theory of liability, then the liability of Van Wert Inspections and employees shall be limited to a sum equal to the amount of the fee paid by the CLIENT to Van Wert Inspections for the inspection and report.

CLIENT and Van Wert Inspections agree that should a court of competent jurisdiction determine and declare that any portion of this Agreements is void, voidable or unenforceable, the remaining provision and portion shall remain in full force and effect.

Acceptance and understanding of this agreement are hereby acknowledged:

 

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