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1 Inspection Report provided by: Safe Side Home Inspection Inspector: Corey Stuart TN License # Margaret Circle McMinnville, TN Property Address: 1234 Anywhere Rd. Anywhere, TN

2 Report Information Inspection Information Client Name John Doe Client Phone (123) Selling Agent Present During Inspection Type of Building Your Realtor client two story (residential) Inspection Date Inspection Time Weather Conditions Outside Temperature Soil Conditions 1:00 p.m. slight snow 35* F wet Page 2 of 25

3 Table of Contents Section Content Summary Page 1...Grounds 2...Exterior 3...Roofing 4...Electrical 5...Plumbing 6...Heating and Cooling 7...Insulation and Ventilation 8...Appliances 9...Interiors 10...Structural Components 11...Garage (Attached) Page 3 of 25

4 REPORT SUMMARY PAGE This is only a summary of the inspection report and is not a complete list of discrepancies. Section Condition# Comment Grounds 8 Exterior 11 Exterior 12 Exterior 13 Exterior 14 Exterior 15 Exterior 16 Exterior 18 Roofing 21 Roofing 22 Electrical 26 Plumbing 31 Top handrail on deck contains rot in couple of areas. Weather stripping damage on bottom of exterior garage door and side door. Slight weather stripping gaps between front french doors and deadbolt lock not properly aligned. Lower weather stripping on kitchen door not installed properly (will hold water) and deadbolt lock not aligned properly. Rear bedroom door contains weather stripping gaps. Loose vinyl siding on rear dormer area. Brick work needs caulking around electrical entrance. Several areas throughout window and door trim contain rot, gaps, and peeling paint. Area in front fascia damaged and missing. Left side of house contains missing piece of soffit. Front left gutter strap disconnected. Front hose faucet not properly attached to house. Attic wall panel contains gaps, damage, and is uninsulated. Various gaps throughout metal edge flashing on roof. Possible leaking around brick chimney flashing - questionable flashing. Exterior GFI outlet on side porch not tripping properly. Outlet inside toilet and shower room in upstairs bathroom not GFI protected. Leak in drain pipe connection under master bathroom shower. Heating and Cooling Heating and Cooling Insulation and Ventilation HVAC ductwork is not insulated all the way up to flooring in various areas. Heating tested temperatures ranged from 120* - 129* (downstairs) / 112* - 120* (upstairs) while return temperature was 66*. Upstairs and downstairs temperatures will always be considerably different due to one HVAC unit controlling both areas and the size of upstairs ductwork supply (in garage). Upstairs bathroom ceiling vent was only 65* when tested - amount of temperature and heat in this outlet is far below others throughout house. Insulation is sagging and falling in most of crawlspace. Page 4 of 25

5 Appliances 48 Appliances 49 Interiors 53 Interiors 56 Interiors 58 Interiors 61 Garbage disposal not working properly (may have something in it). Dishwasher not working properly during inspection (controls working but nothing else). Drywall damage from rear chimney flashing leak. Several windows contain rot on exterior portion of wood. Front window above stairway contains moisture damage. Various upstairs bathroom cabinet knobs missing. Upstairs shower glass wall frame work is leaning preventing the door from closing. Structural Components Garage (Attached) Garage (Attached) Garage (Attached) Crawlspace access door contains rot and gaps when closed. Exterior portion of windows contain rot. Interior garage door not properly insulated or fire rated. Automatic reverse feature for vehicle door needs adjusted. Page 5 of 25

6 1 Grounds 1 Grounds Driveway Driveway Material concrete 1) Driveway Condition A Poor drainage in front area of driveway. Porches Note Wooden porches covered in carpet can hold moisture against the structure and have the potential to create rot, mold, spalling, and other problems. Front Porch Material concrete 2) Front Porch Condition A Side Porch Material concrete 3) Side Porch Condition A Drainage 4) Front Yard Drainage A Page 6 of 25

7 1 Grounds 5) Rear Yard Drainage A 6) Right Side Yard Drainage A 7) Left Side Yard Drainage A Decks Deck Material wood 8) Deck Condition N Top handrail on deck contains rot in couple of areas. 2 Exterior Entrances Front Stairway Type brick 9) Front Stairway Conditions A Back Stairway Type wood 10) Back Stairway Conditions A Exterior Doors Page 7 of 25

8 2 Exterior Exterior Door Type metal and wood 11) Exterior Door Conditions N Weather stripping damage on bottom of exterior garage door and side door. Slight weather stripping gaps between front french doors and deadbolt lock not properly aligned. Lower weather stripping on kitchen door not installed properly (will hold water) and deadbolt lock not aligned properly. Rear bedroom door contains weather stripping gaps. Exterior Walls Structure Type wood frame Exterior Wall Covering brick and vinyl siding 12) Exterior Wall Conditions N Loose vinyl siding on rear dormer area. Brick work needs caulking around electrical entrance. Page 8 of 25

9 2 Exterior Trim Trim Material metal and wood 13) Trim Condition N Several areas throughout window and door trim contain rot, gaps, and peeling paint. Page 9 of 25

10 2 Exterior Fascia Fascia Material metal covered wood 14) Fascia Condition N Area in front fascia damaged and missing. Soffit Soffit Material vinyl 15) Soffit Condition N Left side of house contains missing piece of soffit. Page 10 of 25

11 2 Exterior Gutters and Downspouts 16) Gutter Condition N Front left gutter strap disconnected. 17) Downspout Condition A Exterior Water Faucets Faucet Location front and rear sides of house 18) Faucet Conditions N Front hose faucet not properly attached to house. Page 11 of 25

12 2 Exterior Chimney Note All chimneys or flu pipes are highly recommended to be inspected and/or cleaned by a professional before use. Chimney Construction brick with wood frame / vinyl siding with wood frame 19) Chimney Conditions A 3 Roofing Roof Covering Note The inspector is highly recommended not to get on the roof but instead look through binoculars or become waist hight to the roof's edge for a visual inspection. Method of Inspection Roof Style Roof Covering Material Number of Layers viewed from binoculars cross gable and hip asphalt shingles and copper one 20) Roof Covering Condition A Visible areas of roofing looked OK (did not walk on roof due to weather situation and slope of roof). Attic Area Attic Access panel in upstairs closet / access panel in wall of upstairs closet Page 12 of 25

13 3 Roofing Method of Inspection Roof Framing Type viewed from ladder rafters 21) Roof Framing Conditions N Attic wall panel contains gaps, damage, and is uninsulated. Roof Flashing Flashing Material metal, shingles, and rubber boots 22) Flashing Condition N Various gaps throughout metal edge flashing on roof. Possible leaking around brick chimney flashing - questionable flashing. Page 13 of 25

14 3 Roofing 4 Electrical Service Drop - Weatherhead Electrical Service Type Electrical Service Material Number of Conductors underground copper three 23) Electrical Service Conditions A Main Electrical Panel Main Disconnect Location Electric Panel Location Panel Amperage Rating Circuit Protection Type inside main panel left side garage wall 200 amp breakers 24) Electrical Panel Conditions A Note If for some reason the inspector feels unsafe to take any panel covers off, they should make a note of that reason and a visual inspection will be sufficient. 25) Wiring Methods A Page 14 of 25

15 4 Electrical Electrical Outlets Note The inspector is only required to check a representative number of outlets. 26) Outlet Conditions S Exterior GFI outlet on side porch not tripping properly. Outlet inside toilet and shower room in upstairs bathroom not GFI protected. Electrical Switches 27) Switch Conditions A 220 Volt Disconnects 28) Disconnect Conditions A 5 Plumbing Water Main Line Main Shutoff Location Main Line Material front left side of yard PVC 29) Main Line & Valve Conditions A Water Supply Lines Note The inspector is not required to operate any shut off devices on any type of plumbing systems. Supply Line Material PVC 30) Supply Line Conditions A Drain or Waste Lines Drain Line Material PVC Page 15 of 25

16 5 Plumbing 31) Drain Line Conditions N Leak in drain pipe connection under master bathroom shower. Venting Venting Type PVC 32) Venting Condition A Fuel System Fuel Type Main Fuel Shutoff Location Fuel Plumbing Type natural gas rear side of house at meter metal and copper 33) Fuel Plumbing Condition A 6 Heating and Cooling Heating Location of Unit(s) Heating Type Energy Source rear side of house forced air natural gas Page 16 of 25

17 6 Heating and Cooling 34) Unit Conditions A Distribution Type ducts and registers 35) Distribution Conditions N HVAC ductwork is not insulated all the way up to flooring in various areas. Note If the outside temperature is above 65* F, the inspector does not operate any kind of heat pump as it may cause damage to the unit or produce an inaccurate temperature. 36) Heating Tested Temperature N Heating tested temperatures ranged from 120* - 129* (downstairs) / 112* - 120* (upstairs) while return temperature was 66*. Upstairs and downstairs temperatures will always be considerably different due to one HVAC unit controlling both areas and the size of upstairs ductwork supply (in garage). Upstairs bathroom ceiling vent was only 65* when tested - amount of temperature and heat in this outlet is far below others throughout house. Air Condition - Cooling Location of Unit(s) Type of Cooling System rear side of house package unit 37) Unit Conditions U Unable to fully test unit due to outside temperature at time of inspection. Distribution Type ducts and registers Note Page 17 of 25

18 6 Heating and Cooling If the outside temperature is below 60* F, the inspector does not temperature any kind of air conditioning unit as it may cause damage or produce an inaccurate temperature. 38) AC Tested Temperature U Unable to accurately test AC temperature due to outside temperature at time of inspection. 7 Insulation and Ventilation Attic Insulation Insulation Type loose fill cellulose Estimated R Value 22 39) Insulation Conditions A Crawlspace Insulation Insulation Type fiberglass batting Estimated R Value 11 40) Insulation Conditions N Insulation is sagging and falling in most of crawlspace. Attic Ventilation Note The inspector is required to check a representative number of vents during the inspection. Ventilation Type roof, ridge, soffit, and gable Page 18 of 25

19 7 Insulation and Ventilation 41) Ventilation Conditions A Crawlspace Ventilation Ventilation Type manual 42) Ventilation Conditions A Crawlspace Vapor Barrier Vapor Barrier Type plastic sheeting 43) Vapor Barrier Condition A 8 Appliances Disclaimer Note The inspector is only required to check the operation of any appliances and not required to test the operating temperatures. The inspector does not examine any type of temporary or free standing appliances. Stove(s) Stove(s) Fuel Type electric 44) Stove(s) Condition A Oven(s) Oven(s) Fuel Type electric 45) Oven(s) Condition A Stove Range Hood Range Hood Type recirculating / built in microwave Page 19 of 25

20 8 Appliances 46) Range Hood Condition A Microwave(s) 47) Microwave(s) Condition A Garbage Disposal 48) Garbage Disposal Condition N Garbage disposal not working properly (may have something in it). Dishwasher 49) Dishwasher Condition N Dishwasher not working properly during inspection (controls working but nothing else). Water Heater Water Heater Fuel Type Water Heater Capacity Set Water Heater Temperature natural gas 40 gallon NA 50) Water Heater Condition A Fireplace(s) Fireplace(s) Fuel Type(s) natural gas 51) Fireplace(s) Condition A Bathroom Exhaust Fan(s) Exhaust Fan(s) Operation manual 52) Exhaust Fan(s) Condition A Page 20 of 25

21 9 Interiors 9 Interiors Walls, Ceilings, and Flooring Wall Type drywall 53) Wall Conditions N Drywall damage from rear chimney flashing leak. Ceiling Type drywall 54) Ceiling Conditions A Flooring Material wood, tile, and carpet 55) Floor Conditions A Windows and Doors Note The inspector is only required to check a representative number of doors and windows during the inspection. Window Type and Construction wood frame / double pane 56) Window Conditions N Several windows contain rot on exterior portion of wood. Front window above stairway contains moisture damage. Page 21 of 25

22 9 Interiors 57) Interior Door Conditions A Cabinetry 58) Cabinetry Condition N Various upstairs bathroom cabinet knobs missing. Page 22 of 25

23 9 Interiors Sink(s) 59) Sink(s) Condition A Toilet(s) 60) Toilet(s) Conditions A Shower(s) and Tub(s) Shower and Tub Material fiberglass 61) Shower(s) and Tub(s) Conditions N Upstairs shower glass wall frame work is leaning preventing the door from closing. Interior Trim 62) Trim Condition A Light Fixtures Note The inspector is not required to replace light bulbs or check if any type of fixture contains burnt light bulbs. 63) Light Fixture Conditions A Page 23 of 25

24 9 Interiors Ceiling Fan(s) Ceiling Fan(s) Type contain lights 64) Ceiling Fan(s) Conditions A Stairway(s) 65) Stairway(s) Conditions A Stairway handrail is slightly loose - not considered to be a safety concern at time of inspection. 10 Structural Components Crawlspace Foundation Type continuous foundation with support piers 66) Foundation Condition N Crawlspace access door contains rot and gaps when closed. Framing Framing Materials wood 67) Framing Condition U Unable to view all of floor framing due to crawlspace insulation. Various moisture stains throughout floor framing - may be caused from vents being closed and insulation. 11 Garage (Attached) Page 24 of 25

25 11 Garage (Attached) Walls, Ceilings, and Floors Wall Material drywall 68) Wall Conditions A Ceiling Material drywall 69) Ceiling Conditions A Floor Material concrete 70) Floor Conditions A Window Construction wood frame / double pane 71) Window Conditions N Exterior portion of windows contain rot. Door(s) Type interior type 72) Door(s) Conditions N Interior garage door not properly insulated or fire rated. Vehicle Door(s) Operation automatic 73) Vehicle Door(s) Conditions S Automatic reverse feature for vehicle door needs adjusted. Page 25 of 25