425-652-6515

Kevin@Hergert.com

Wa. State Home Inspector 619

WSDA Structural Pest Inspector 79988

Serving King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties
infrared inspection, issaquah home inspector

Home Inspection Renton 2011-1205

                                 

 

 

 

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Client:

 

Address:

 

 

Property Description:

 

(2) story single family home

Property age/ size:

Built 1970, 1,410 s.f. per listing

Occupancy Status:

Vacant

 

Inspection Date:

 

12/05/2011

Inspection Time:

9:00 A.M. – 11:50 A.M.

Weather Conditions:

Clear, 40 deg F +-

 

 

 

Table of Contents

 


 

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

Electrical System................................................................................................................. 5

Plumbing System................................................................................................................. 7

Water Heater....................................................................................................................... 8

Site..................................................................................................................................... 10

Building Exterior............................................................................................................... 11

Garage............................................................................................................................... 14

Living Room and Dining Room........................................................................................ 15

Kitchen and Nook............................................................................................................. 17

Main Bathroom.................................................................................................................. 19

Rear Room (no closet)....................................................................................................... 20

Hallways............................................................................................................................ 21

South Bedroom................................................................................................................. 22

North Bedroom Suite........................................................................................................ 23

Attic................................................................................................................................... 25

Crawlspace........................................................................................................................ 27

Structural Pest Inspection Diagram................................................................................... 29

 


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.

 

 

Electrical System

- Evidence of overheating and arcing at the water heater breaker. Recommend review and replacement by a licensed electrician

- Aluminum branch wiring is a known defect. Recommend review of all aluminum branch wiring and outlets by a licensed electrician

- Circuit breaker ledged is not accurate

- Abandoned wires adjacent to electrical panel should be properly terminated in a junction box

- White wires at breakers should be properly re-identified (by an electrician)

Plumbing System

- The area of the Living room and Dining room had a sewage odor when the house was first entered. Recommend further investigation of the source of this odor by the septic inspector and/or a plumbing contractor

Water Heater

- Minor leak at water heater shut off valve

- Recommend install earthquake restraints at water heater

Site

- Structure in contact with ground (WDO conducive condition). Recommend 4-6” separation between ground and structure

Building Exterior

- Nails at roof sheathing should be fully set (call back roofing contractor ?)

- Recommend install kick-out type flashing above right side of garage

- Gutters are full of debris and should be cleaned

- Electrical wires for exterior lighting should be placed in conduits. Recommend repair by a licensed electrician

Garage

- Moisture intrusion at rear “add on“ storage area. Wood rot visible at this area

- Door from garage to house does not appear to be fire rated

Living Room and Dining Room

- Electrical wires are exposed at both the bottom and upper areas of the Dining Room wall heater. Recommend review by a licensed electrician

Kitchen and Nook

- An electrical outlet is not installed at the intended refrigerator location

- Exposed wired in junction box behind oven should have a cover plate installed

Main Bathroom

Rear Room (no closet)

- Electrical outlet by baseboard heater is inoperative

Hallways

- Recommend smoke detectors at each floor and in each bedroom

- Graspable handrail does not extend the full length of the staircase

- Baluster spacing far exceeds the current code requirement of 4” or prior code of 6”

South Bedroom

North Bedroom Suite

- Sink cabinet is not secure to wall

- Window seal is failed at bathroom (fogging)

- There is no legal or reasonable emergency egress for this room. This room should not be used as a bedroom until reasonable emergency egress is provided. A full casement window in the bedroom would provide reasonable emergency egress

- Sink is not connected to waste line

Attic

- Recommend install screen at turbine fan and large gap at ridge beam to prevent pest infestation

- Cover plates should be installed at all electrical junction boxes

Crawlspace

- Insulation was removed from crawlspace

- Evidence of rodent droppings in crawlspace. Unable to verify if this is an active infestation

 



 

 

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Evidence of over heating

at Water heater breaker

 

                                                                       


 

Service

 

Type:

Underground

Meter Location:

Side of garage

Voltage:

240

 

 

 

 

Panel

 

 

Location:

Garage

Manufacturer:

Cuttler Hammer

Type:

Split bus bar

Panel Rating:

200 AMP

Main Disconnect:

n/a

Serv. wire Size/ Rating:

200 AMP

Sub-panel:

No

Grounding:

Copper to exterior ground rod, limited visibility

Panel Clearance:

30” wide, 3’ in front as required

 

 

 

 

Breakers/ Wiring

 

 

Type:

Copper romex and aluminum

Breakers:

- Evidence of overheating and arcing at the water heater breaker. Recommend review and replacement by a licensed electrician

 

- Aluminum branch wiring is a known defect. Recommend review of all aluminum branch wiring and outlets by a licensed electrician

 

- Circuit breaker ledged is not accurate

 

- Abandoned wires adjacent to electrical panel should be properly terminated in a junction box

 

- White wires at breakers should be properly re-identified (by an electrician)


 

 

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Exposed wires at exterior of panel

 

 

 

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Aluminum branch wiring

 

 

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Over heating hot water breaker

 

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Over heating hot water breaker

 


 


Plumbing System

 

 

                                   

Domestic Water

 

Supply:

Public water

Supply Pipe:

Copper pipe where visible 

House Piping:

Copper where visible

Pipe Condition:

Satisfactory where visible

Main Water Shut off:

@ exterior in front of Living Room

 

 

 

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Domestic Water Service

 

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Wintertime front hose bib shut off

 

 


 

 

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ABS waste lines (typical) 

 


 



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Water Heater

 

Location:

Garage

Make/ Model:

Hotpoint

Fuel Type:

Electric

Capacity:

50 gallon

 

- Minor leak at water heater shut off valve


 

 

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Minor leak at water heater valve

 

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Conduit should extend to wall

 


 

 

 

 

Useful Life

 

 

Est. Useful Life new:

12 years

Est. age of heater:

8 years +-


 

 

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Infrared image of heat at water heater elements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Safety

 

 

TMP valve:

As per required

Earthquake Straps:

- Recommend install earthquake restraints at water heater

 

 

 

 

Water Temperature

 

 

Safe water temperature:

120 deg F per industry standards

Measured temperature:

- Not measured as hot water was turned on at start of the inspection

 


 

Site

 

                                 


 

Site

 

Grade at structure:

Adequate slope away from structure

Earth to wood contact:

- Structure in contact with ground (WDO conducive condition). Recommend 4-6” separation between ground and structure

Vegetation contact:

Negligible

Roof drain discharge:

Surface discharge


 

 

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Ground in contact with the siding

 

 

 

 

 

 

Driveway

 

 

    Type:

Asphalt

  Condition:

Satisfactory

  Trip Hazard:

Minimal

 

 

 

 

Front walks/ steps

 

 

    Type:

Concrete

  Condition:

Satisfactory

  Trip Hazard:

None

 

 

 

 

Rear walks/ steps

 

 

    Type:

Concrete

  Condition:

Satisfactory

  Trip Hazard:

None

 

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

 

Overhead Power Lines:

N/A

Retaining Walls:

None that affect structure

Underground Oil Tank:

No visible evidence

Irrigation System:

Yes, not part of the inspection


                                  


 

General Condition

 

Structural Movement:

No visible evidence

Exterior doors:

Satisfactory

Windows (ext. cladding):

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Siding

 

 

    Type:

Cedar and composite

  Condition:

Satisfactory

Window/Door Flashing:

Satisfactory

  Caulking:

Satisfactory


 

 

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Minor wood rot at base of siding

 

 

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Area at base of front door must be maintained as there is no flashing on top of the wood

 

 

 

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Wood rot at cedar siding

(below hose bib)

 


 

 

 

 

Roof

 

 

Estimated Pitch:

12:12 and 3:12

Material:

Composition

Layers:

1+

How Inspected:

From eave at (4) locations and from street and rear yard

Condition:

Satisfactory

 

- Nails at roof sheathing should be fully set (call back roofing contractor ?)

Ventilation:

Eave and turbine vent

Plumbing Vents:

Satisfactory

Flues:

Satisfactory

Flashing:

- Recommend install kick-out type flashing above right side of garage


 

 

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Kick out flashing should be installed at the front right side of the garage

 

 

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Some nails are not fully set on the roof

(areas where the shingles do not lay flat)

 

 

 

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Main roof area

 

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Garage roof area

 


 

 

 

 

Gutters/ Downspouts

 

 

Type:

Continuous metal

Condition:

Satisfactory

 

- Gutters are full of debris and should be cleaned


 

 

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Debris in gutters

 

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Debris in gutters

 



 

 

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Exterior light wiring is not in conduit as required

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plumbing

 

 

Hose Bibs:

Tested



Garage

 

Type: Attached

                                


 

General Room Condition

 

Visibility:

Space is vacant

Structural Movement:

No visible evidence

Moisture Infiltration:

- Moisture intrusion at rear “add on“ storage area. Wood rot visible at this area

Walls:

Satisfactory

Ceiling:

Satisfactory

Slab:

Satisfactory


 

 

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Wood rot at base of add on storage area

 

 

 

 

 

 

Safety

 

 

Fire separation:

- Door from garage to house does not appear to be fire rated

Ignition point > above FF:

In compliance

 

 

 

 

Garage Door

 

 

Type:

Metal roll-up

Springs & Fasteners:

No visible defects

Auto Reverse:

Tested

Photocell reverse:

- Photocell reverse is not installed at either garage door

Remote openers:

Not present

 

 

 

 

Electrical

 

 

Switches/Lights:

Tested

Outlets:

All visible tested

 

 

 

 

Utility Area

 

 

Dryer:

Tested, vented to exterior

Washer:

Not connected, not tested

 

 

 

 

Doors

 

 

Operation/latching:

Tested

Door condition:

Satisfactory

 

Living Room and Dining Room

 

                                 

 

General Room Condition

 

Visibility:

Rooms are vacant

Structural Movement:

No visible evidence

Moisture Infiltration:

No visible evidence

Walls:

Satisfactory

Ceiling:

Satisfactory

Flooring:

Satisfactory


 

 

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Excessive air infiltration at electrical outlets

Foam insulation pads would help air infiltration

 

 

 

 

 

 

Electrical

 

 

Switches/Lights:

All visible tested

Outlets:

All visible tested

 

- Electrical wires are exposed at both the bottom and upper areas of the Dining Room wall heater. Recommend review by a licensed electrician

Smoke Detector:

None


 

 

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Electrical wires exposed near base of heater

 

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Electrical wires exposed above heater

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heating

 

 

Source:

Electric wall heater and electric baseboard

Air Flow/ Heat Gain:

Satisfactory


 

 

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Maintain proper clearances to combustibles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windows

 

 

Glazing:

No visible defects

Tempered:

Not required

Operation:

Tested

Screen:

- Minor tear at Living room window screen

 

 

 

 

Doors/Millwork

 

 

Operation/latching:

Tested

Door condition:

Satisfactory

Millwork condition:

Satisfactory

 

Kitchen and Nook

 

Location: Floor 1

                                

 

General Room Condition

 

Visibility:

Rooms are vacant

Structural Movement:

No visible evidence

Moisture Infiltration:

No visible evidence

Walls:

Satisfactory

Ceiling:

Satisfactory

Flooring:

Satisfactory

Cabinets:

Satisfactory

Countertops:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Appliances

 

 

Dishwasher:

Tested full cycle

 

- Minor drip from front corner of dishwasher

Dishwasher high loop:

No

Dishwasher air gap:

No

Range:

- Not installed, 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

Outlets:

All visible tested

 

- Recommend GFCI protection for Kitchen electrical outlets. Do not GFCI protect the refrigerator

 

- An electrical outlet is not installed at the intended refrigerator location

 

- Exposed wired in junction box behind oven should have a cover plate installed


 

 

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Junction box should have cover plate

 


 

 

 

 

Heating

 

 

Source:

Electric baseboard

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

 

Main Bathroom

 

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

 

- Recommend GFCI protection for bathroom electrical outlets

 

 

 

 

Heating

 

 

Source:

Electric wall heater

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

 

Rear Room (no closet)

 

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

 

 

 

 

Electrical

 

 

Switches/Lights:

All visible tested

Outlets:

All visible tested

 

- Electrical outlet by baseboard heater is inoperative

Smoke Detector:

None

 

 

 

 

Heating

 

 

Source:

Electric baseboard

Air Flow/ Heat Gain:

Satisfactory


 

 

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Maintain proper clearances to combustibles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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


 

Hallways

 

Location: Floors 1 and 2

                                  


 

General Room Condition

Visibility:

Space is vacant

Structural Movement:

- There is a minor wall crack and floor sag at the base of the staircase. There is a support post located in the crawlspace beneath this area

Moisture Infiltration:

No visible evidence

Walls:

Satisfactory

Ceiling:

Satisfactory

Flooring:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Electrical

 

 

Switches/Lights:

All visible tested

Outlets:

All visible tested

Smoke Detector:

- Detectors installed appear to be heat sensors, not smoke detectors

 

- Recommend smoke detectors at each floor and in each bedroom

 

 

 

 

Doors/Millwork

 

 

Operation/latching:

Tested

Door condition:

Satisfactory

Millwork condition:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Stairwell

 

Handrails:

- Graspable handrail does not extend the full length of the staircase

Balusters:

- Baluster spacing far exceeds the current code requirement of 4” or prior code of 6”

Trip Hazard:

None


 

 

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Baluster spacing is a hazard for small children or infants (fall hazard)

 


 

South Bedroom

 

Location: Floor 2

                                 


 

General Room Condition

 

Visibility:

Room is vacant

Structural Movement:

No visible evidence

Moisture Infiltration:

No visible evidence

Walls:

Satisfactory

 

- Upper attic access should be sealed to prevent excessive heat loss

Ceiling:

Satisfactory

Flooring:

Satisfactory


 

 

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Attic access will result in excess heat loss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Electrical

 

 

Switches/Lights:

All visible tested

Outlets:

All visible tested

Smoke Detector:

None

 

 

 

 

Heating

 

 

Source:

Electric baseboard

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


 

North 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:

- Sink cabinet is not secure to wall

Countertops:

Satisfactory

Mirrors:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Electrical

 

 

Switches/Lights:

All visible tested

Outlets:

All visible tested.

 

- Bathroom outlet is not GFCI protected as recommended

Smoke detector:

None

 

 

 

 

Heating

 

 

Source:

Electric baseboard

Air Flow/ Heat Gain:

Satisfactory

Mechanical ventilation:

None

 

 

 

 

Windows

 

 

Glazing:

- Window seal is failed at bathroom (fogging)

Tempered:

Not required

Operation:

Tested

Egress:

- There is no legal or reasonable emergency egress for this room. This room should not be used as a bedroom until reasonable emergency egress is provided. A full casement window in the bedroom would provide reasonable emergency egress

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:

- Sink is not connected to waste line

Visible leaks:

- See comment above

Caulking:

Satisfactory

Toilet Secure:

Satisfactory

                Fixtures:

No visible defects


 

 

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Sink waste line is not connected

 


 

Attic

 

Location: Over main body of house

                                


 

General

 

Visibility:

Space is vacant

Access location:

Hallway ladder and North bedroom closet

How viewed:

Traversed entire attic space


 

 

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Gap at end of ridge beam and at turbine vent may allow pest to enter the attic

 


 

 

 

 

Moisture

 

 

Roof Ventilation:

Appears adequate

 

- Recommend install screen at turbine fan and large gap at ridge beam to prevent pest infestation

Moisture Intrusion:

No visible evidence

 

 

 

 

Structural

 

 

Structure Type:

Rafters

Sheathing:

Plywood

Structural Movement:

No visible evidence

 

 

 

 

Insulation

 

 

Type:

Batt

Condition:

Satisfactory where visible

 

 

 

 

Flues/Vent Stacks

 

 

Plumbing Stacks:

All vented to exterior

 

 

 

 

Electrical

 

 

Outlets:

None visible

Wiring/ junction boxes:

- Cover plates should be installed at all electrical junction boxes


 

 

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Exposed electrical junction box

 

 

 

 

 

 

Structural Pests

 

 

Conducive Material:

No visible evidence

Visible Evidence:

No visible evidence

 

 

 

 

Nuisance Pests

 

 

Visible Evidence:

No visible evidence



 

Crawlspace

 

                                 


 

General

 

Visibility:

Space is vacant

Access location:

Coat closet

How viewed:

Traversed entire crawlspace

 

 

 

 

Moisture

 

 

Ventilation:

Appears adequate

Vapor Barrier:

As required

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


 

 

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Support post below entry

 

 

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Insulation was removed from the crawlspace

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insulation

 

 

Under-floor:

- Insulation was removed from crawlspace

Domestic Water Pipes:

- None

 

 

 

 

Plumbing

 

 

Condition:

Satisfactory

Valves/ Other:

None visible


 

 

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Drip pan beneath waste line

No active leak was detected.

A prior leak onto the vapor barrier may be the source of the Living Room and Dining Room odor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:

- Evidence of rodent droppings in crawlspace. Unable to verify if this is an active infestation


 

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