Inspection Report

Prepared For:
My Sample Report

Property Address:
123 Easy Lane
Anytown, SC

DuBose Home Inspection, Inc.

David E. DuBose
1912 Main Street
Newberry, SC 29108
803-276-3250
www.DuBose.us
SC License # 1181



Date: 1/12/2005 Time: 1:30 PM Report ID: Sample
Property:
123 Easy Lane
Anytown, SC
Customer:
My Sample Report
Real Estate Professional:
Ira Good
Quality Realtors

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 and 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.

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

Major Repair (MR) = The item, component or unit is not functioning as intended or needs further inspection by a qualified licensed contractor or qualified specialist. These items represent a major cost to repair or replace and I recommend you give this consideration before purchasing property.

Our inspections are conducted accordingly with the Standards of Practice of the State of South Carolina and the American Association of Home Inspectors (ASHI). The aforementioned Standards contain certain limitations, exceptions, and exclusions. We do not claim expertise in specific home components or systems and you should not expect us to find every problem that exists or ever could exist, but we will report deficiencies we observed and deemed significant. The inspection is not intended to be technically exhaustive and equipment and systems will not be dismantled. 

Age Of Home:
Over 50 Years

Home Faces:
North

Client Is Present:
No

Weather:
Clear

Temperature:
Over 60

Rain in last 3 days:
No




ROOF SYSTEM, DRAINAGE AND ROOF PENETRATIONS

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.

NI=Not Inspected, IN=Inspected, NP=Not Present, RR=Maintenance Repair or Replace, MR=Major Repair
NIINNPRRMR Inspection Items
    X1.0 ROOF COVERINGS
VIEWED ROOF COVERING FROM: GROUND
ROOF COVERING: 3-TAB FIBERGLASS
Comments:
The roof covering is old, and the life of covering has expired. The covering does need to be replaced. While it could last a year or so, some areas may need patching with tar as leaks develop.
   X 1.1 FLASHINGS
Comments:
Chimney is not flashed properly. Chimney has been tarred around base. This area will need periodical maintenance. Recommend a qualified roof contractor inspect further and correct as needed.
 X   1.2 SKYLIGHTS, CHIMNEYS AND ROOF PENETRATIONS
CHIMNEY (exterior): BRICK
SKY LIGHT (S): NONE
Comments:
 X   1.3 ROOF VENTILATION
Comments:
  X  1.4 CONDITION OF THE RAIN GUTTERS
Comments:
  X  1.5 GUTTER DOWNSPOUTS AND DRAINAGE
Comments:
NI=Not Inspected, IN=Inspected, NP=Not Present, RR=Maintenance Repair or Replace, MR=Major Repair

EXTERIOR COMPONENTS

NI=Not Inspected, IN=Inspected, NP=Not Present, RR=Maintenance Repair or Replace, MR=Major Repair
NIINNPRRMR Inspection Items
 X   2.0 EAVES, SOFFITS AND FASCIAS
PAINT: NEEDS TOUCH-UP
CAULKING: NEEDS TOUCH-UP
Comments:
 X   2.1 WALL CLADDING FLASHING AND TRIM
SIDING STYLE: LAP
SIDING MATERIAL: VINYL
Comments:
 X   2.2 WINDOWS
Comments:
   X 2.3 DOORS (Exterior)
EXTERIOR ENTRY DOORS: WOOD
Comments:
Door frame on rear door has some damage. Recommend contractor evaluate and make necessary repairs.

2.3 Picture 1
 X   2.4 DECKS, BALCONIES, STOOPS, STEPS, AREAWAYS, PORCHES AND APPLICABLE RAILINGS
APPURTENANCE: COVERED PORCH
Comments:
 X   2.5 EXTERIOR FOUNDATION WALLS AND MORTAR JOINTS
Comments:
 X   2.6 LANDSCAPE DRAINAGE AROUND FOUNDATION
Comments:
 X   2.7 OUTSIDE ACCESS TO BASEMENT OR CRAWLSPACE
Comments:
  X  2.8 RETAINING WALL(S) CONDITION (With respect to their effect on the condition of the building)
DRIVEWAY: DIRT
Comments:
 X   2.9 WALKWAY AND DRIVEWAY
Comments:
  X  2.10 ALTERATIONS
Comments:
NI=Not Inspected, IN=Inspected, NP=Not Present, RR=Maintenance Repair or Replace, MR=Major Repair

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.

ATTIC AND ROOF STRUCTURE

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. 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.

NI=Not Inspected, IN=Inspected, NP=Not Present, RR=Maintenance Repair or Replace, MR=Major Repair
NIINNPRRMR Inspection Items
 X   3.0 ATTIC ACCESS
METHOD USED TO OBSERVE ATTIC: FROM ENTRY
ATTIC INFO: SCUTTLE HOLE
Comments:
Attic access in Kitchen does not allow reasonable access and should be corrected ore relocated.
  X  3.1 INSULATION
Comments:
 X   3.2 ROOF STRUCTURE
Comments:
  X  3.3 VENTILATION FANS AND THERMOSTATIC CONTROLS
Comments:
 X   3.4 SKYLIGHTS, CHIMNEYS AND ROOF PENETRATIONS ( ATTIC VIEW)
Comments:
 X   3.5 VISIBLE ELECTRIC WIRING IN ATTIC
Comments:
NI=Not Inspected, IN=Inspected, NP=Not Present, RR=Maintenance Repair or Replace, MR=Major Repair

The Attic and Roof 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. 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.

KITCHEN AND COMPONENTS

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.

NI=Not Inspected, IN=Inspected, NP=Not Present, RR=Maintenance Repair or Replace, MR=Major Repair
NIINNPRRMR Inspection Items
 X   4.0 Complementary Picture
REFRIGERATOR: FRIGIDAIRE
Comments:
Kitchen

4.0 Picture 1

4.0 Picture 2
 X   4.1 CEILINGS
Comments:
 X   4.2 WALLS
Comments:
 X   4.3 FLOORS
Comments:
 X   4.4 DOORS (REPRESENTATIVE NUMBER)
Comments:
 X   4.5 WINDOWS (REPRESENTATIVE NUMBER)
Comments:
 X   4.6 OUTLETS AND WALL SWITCHES
Comments:
 X   4.7 OUTLET FOR REFRIGERATOR 3 PRONG GROUNDED OR ACCESSIBLE
Comments:
  X  4.8 GFCI OUTLETS
Comments:
Recommend electrician install GFCI outlets for safety concerns.
 X   4.9 THE CONDITION OF PLUMBING UNDER THE SINK
Comments:
 X   4.10 FAUCET AND SPRAY NOZZLE CONDITION
Comments:
  X  4.11 DISHWASHER
Comments:
  X  4.12 FOOD WASTE DISPOSER
Comments:
 X   4.13 RANGES/OVENS/COOKTOPS
Comments:
  X  4.14 RANGE HOOD
Comments:
  X  4.15 TRASH COMPACTOR
Comments:
X    4.16 MICROWAVE COOKING EQUIPMENT
Comments:
Microwave is not a built-in unit and we do not inspect appliances not attached to house.
 X   4.17 CABINETS CONDITION
Comments:
 X   4.18 COUNTERTOP CONDITION
Comments:
NI=Not Inspected, IN=Inspected, NP=Not Present, RR=Maintenance Repair or Replace, MR=Major Repair

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.

BATHROOM AND COMPONENTS

NI=Not Inspected, IN=Inspected, NP=Not Present, RR=Maintenance Repair or Replace, MR=Major Repair
NIINNPRRMR Inspection Items
 X   5.0 Complementary Picture
Comments:
Hall Bath

5.0 Picture 1
 X   5.1 CEILINGS
Comments:
 X   5.2 WALLS
Comments:
 X   5.3 FLOORS
Comments:
 X   5.4 DOORS (REPRESENTATIVE NUMBER)
Comments:
 X   5.5 WINDOWS (REPRESENTATIVE NUMBER)
Comments:
  X  5.6 VERIFY DUPLEX GFCI OUTLET IN BATHROOM
Comments:
Recommend electrician install GFCI outlets for safety concerns.
 X   5.7 SINK BASE AND CABINETRY
Comments:
 X   5.8 PLUMBING FIXTURES
Comments:
 X   5.9 CUT-OFF VALVES UNDER THE SINK AND TOILET
Comments:
 X   5.10 SINK PLUMBING
Comments:
 X   5.11 SINK FAUCETS AND STOP VALVE
Comments:
   X 5.12 TOILET SHOULD BE SECURE AND OPERATIONAL
Comments:
Toilet is loose at floor at Hall Bath. Repairs are needed to prevent sewage from leaking into crawlspace. Recommend a qualified licensed plumber repair or correct as needed.
 X   5.13 SHOWER/BATH SHOULD DRAIN PROPERLY
Comments:
 X   5.14 SHOWER HEAD, TUB FAUCETS AND STOP VALVE
Comments:
  X  5.15 EXHAUST FAN
Comments:
NI=Not Inspected, IN=Inspected, NP=Not Present, RR=Maintenance Repair or Replace, MR=Major Repair

Living Room

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.

NI=Not Inspected, IN=Inspected, NP=Not Present, RR=Maintenance Repair or Replace, MR=Major Repair
NIINNPRRMR Inspection Items
 X   6.0.A Complementary Picture
Comments:
Living Room

6.0.A Picture 1

6.0.A Picture 2
 X   6.1.A CEILINGS
CEILING MATERIALS: BEADED BOARD
Comments:
 X   6.2.A WALLS
WALL MATERIAL: BEADED BOARD
Comments:
 X   6.3.A FLOORS
FLOOR COVERING(S): CARPET
Comments:
 X   6.4.A DOORS (REPRESENTATIVE NUMBER)
INTERIOR DOORS: SOLID
Comments:
 X   6.5.A WINDOWS (REPRESENTATIVE NUMBER)
Comments:
 X   6.6.A OUTLETS AND WALL SWITCHES
Comments:
NI=Not Inspected, IN=Inspected, NP=Not Present, RR=Maintenance Repair or Replace, MR=Major Repair

Master Bedroom

NI=Not Inspected, IN=Inspected, NP=Not Present, RR=Maintenance Repair or Replace, MR=Major Repair
NIINNPRRMR Inspection Items
 X   6.0.B Complementary Picture
Comments:
Bedroom

6.0.B Picture 1

6.0.B Picture 2
 X   6.1.B CEILINGS
CEILING MATERIALS: BEADED BOARD
Comments:
 X   6.2.B WALLS
WALL MATERIAL: BEADED BOARD
Comments:
 X   6.3.B FLOORS
FLOOR COVERING(S): CARPET
Comments:
 X   6.4.B DOORS (REPRESENTATIVE NUMBER)
INTERIOR DOORS: SOLID
Comments:
 X   6.5.B WINDOWS (REPRESENTATIVE NUMBER)
Comments:
 X   6.6.B OUTLETS AND WALL SWITCHES
Comments:
NI=Not Inspected, IN=Inspected, NP=Not Present, RR=Maintenance Repair or Replace, MR=Major Repair

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.

ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

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. 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.

NI=Not Inspected, IN=Inspected, NP=Not Present, RR=Maintenance Repair or Replace, MR=Major Repair
NIINNPRRMR Inspection Items
 X   7.0 SERVICE ENTRANCE CONDUCTORS
ELECTRICAL SERVICE CONDUCTORS: OVERHEAD SERVICE
Comments:
 X   7.1 SERVICE AND GROUNDING EQUIPMENT, MAIN OVERCURRENT DEVICE, MAIN AND DISTRIBUTION PANELS
PANEL CAPACITY: 100 AMP
PANEL TYPE: CIRCUIT BREAKERS
ELEC. PANEL MANUFACTURER: SQUARE D
Comments:
 X   7.2 LOCATION OF MAIN AND DISTRIBUTION PANELS
Comments:
Main panel is located in Kitchen.

7.2 Picture 1
 X   7.3 BRANCH CIRCUIT CONDUCTORS, OVERCURRENT DEVICES AND COMPATIBILITY OF THEIR AMPERAGE AND VOLTAGE
BRANCH WIRE 15 and 20 AMP: COPPER
WIRING METHODS: ROMEX
Comments:
 X   7.4 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:
 X   7.5 POLARITY AND GROUNDING OF RECEPTACLES WITHIN 6 FEET OF INTERIOR PLUMBING FIXTURES, AND ALL RECEPTACLES IN GARAGE, CARPORT, EXTERIOR WALLS OF INSPECTED STRUCTURE
Comments:
  X  7.6 OPERATION OF GFCI (GROUND FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTERS)
Comments:
 X   7.7 SMOKE DETECTORS
Comments:
NI=Not Inspected, IN=Inspected, NP=Not Present, RR=Maintenance Repair or Replace, MR=Major Repair

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.

STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS

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.

NI=Not Inspected, IN=Inspected, NP=Not Present, RR=Maintenance Repair or Replace, MR=Major Repair
NIINNPRRMR Inspection Items
 X   8.0 FOUNDATION / WALLS AND MORTAR JOINTS
FOUNDATION: BRICK
METHOD USED TO OBSERVE CRAWLSPACE: CRAWLED, LIMITED ACCESS
Comments:
 X   8.1 COLUMNS OR PIERS
COLUMNS OR PIERS: BRICK PIERS
Comments:
 X   8.2 FLOORS (Structural)
FLOOR STRUCTURE: WOOD JOISTS, 6" OR BETTER
Comments:
 X   8.3 CEILINGS (structural)
Comments:
  X  8.4 VAPOR BARRIER ON DIRT FLOOR OF CRAWLSPACE
Comments:
Vapor barrier (plastic) on crawlspace ground is missing. A vapor barrier provides added protection to floor system from moisture or dampness that can enter from ground. Recommend repair or replace as needed using a qualified person.
  X  8.5 INSULATION
Comments:
 X   8.6 NOTE ANY DEBRIS IN THE BASEMENT OR CRAWLSPACE
Comments:
 X   8.7 FOUNDATION VENTS OR WINDOWS
Comments:
 X   8.8 REPORT ANY WATER INTRUSION SIGNS OR UNUSUALLY DAMP AREAS
Comments:
  X  8.9 SUMP PUMP
Comments:
 X   8.10 DESCRIBE ANY INACCESSIBLE AREAS IN CRAWLSPACE OR BASEMENT
Comments:
Due to ductwork and/or low areas, some of the crawlspace was not accessible.
NI=Not Inspected, IN=Inspected, NP=Not Present, RR=Maintenance Repair or Replace, MR=Major Repair

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.

PLUMBING SYSTEM

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.

NI=Not Inspected, IN=Inspected, NP=Not Present, RR=Maintenance Repair or Replace, MR=Major Repair
NIINNPRRMR Inspection Items
 X   9.0 INTERIOR DRAIN, WASTE AND VENT SYSTEMS
WASHER DRAIN SIZE: 1 1/2" DIAMETER (undersized)
PLUMBING WASTE: PVC, CAST IRON (OLD)
SEWAGE EJECTOR PUMP: NO
Comments:
 X   9.1 INTERIOR WATER SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS AND FIXTURES
WATER SOURCE: PUBLIC
WATER FILTERS: (We do not inspect filtration systems)
PLUMBING SUPPLY: GALVANIZED (OLD)
PLUMBING DISTRIBUTION: GALVANIZED, CPVC
Comments:
 X   9.2 INSPECT FOR FUNCTIONAL FLOW (water pressure and volume)
Comments:
Water pressure was reduced when bath sink faucet and shower was on and toilet was flushed, but it still passed functional flow.
 X   9.3 MAIN WATER SHUT-OFF DEVICE (Describe location)
Comments:
The main shut off is located outside in ground.
   X 9.4 HOT WATER SYSTEMS, CONTROLS, CHIMNEYS, FLUES AND VENTS
WATER HEATER POWER SOURCE: ELECTRIC
CAPACITY: 38 GAL
MANUFACTURER: ENVIROTEMP
Comments:
Wiring for water heater is exposed. Electrical issues are considered a hazard until repaired. Recommend a licensed electrician correct as necessary.

9.4 Picture 1
 X   9.5 CONDITION OF VENT PIPE (from furnace/water heater to chimney)
Comments:
 X   9.6 WATER HEATER T&P VALVE SHOULD BE PIPED WITHIN 6 INCHES OF THE FLOOR
Comments:
T P valve piped through floor.
 X   9.7 WAS THE CHIMNEY LINER INSPECTED (for gas water heater only)
Comments:
 X   9.8 FUEL STORAGE AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS (Interior fuel storage, piping, venting, supports, leaks)
Comments:
  X  9.9 LAUNDRY TUB OR WET BAR
Comments:
NI=Not Inspected, IN=Inspected, NP=Not Present, RR=Maintenance Repair or Replace, MR=Major Repair

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.

HEATING

NI=Not Inspected, IN=Inspected, NP=Not Present, RR=Maintenance Repair or Replace, MR=Major Repair
NIINNPRRMR Inspection Items
 X   10.0 HEATING EQUIPMENT
HEAT TYPE: FORCED AIR
ENERGY SOURCE: GAS
NUMBER OF HEAT SYSTEMS (excluding wood): ONE
HEAT SYSTEM BRAND: TEMPSTAR
Comments:
 X   10.1 NORMAL OPERATING CONTROLS
Comments:
 X   10.2 AUTOMATIC SAFETY CONTROLS
Comments:
 X   10.3 CHIMNEYS, FLUES AND VENTS (FOR FURNACE)
Comments:
 X   10.4 HEAT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS (including fans, pumps, ducts and piping, with supports, insulation, air filters, registers, radiators, fan coil units and convectors)
DUCTWORK: INSULATED
FILTER TYPE: DISPOSABLE
FILTER SIZE: 20x20
Comments:
 X   10.5 PRESENCE OF INSTALLED HEAT SOURCE IN EACH ROOM
Comments:
NI=Not Inspected, IN=Inspected, NP=Not Present, RR=Maintenance Repair or Replace, MR=Major Repair

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.

CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING

NI=Not Inspected, IN=Inspected, NP=Not Present, RR=Maintenance Repair or Replace, MR=Major Repair
NIINNPRRMR Inspection Items
X    11.0 COOLING AND AIR HANDLER EQUIPMENT
COOLING EQUIPMENT TYPE: AIR CONDITIONER UNIT
COOLING EQUIPMENT ENERGY SOURCE: ELECTRICITY
CENTRAL AIR MANUFACTURER: TEMPSTAR
NUMBER OF A/C UNITS: ONE
Comments:
Our company does not inspect Air Conditioning System if outside temperature is below 60 degrees within the past 12 hours. Recommend HVAC contractor evaluate system before purchasing property.
NI=Not Inspected, IN=Inspected, NP=Not Present, RR=Maintenance Repair or Replace, MR=Major Repair

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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General Summary


DuBose Home Inspection, Inc.

1912 Main Street
Newberry, SC 29108
803-276-3250
www.DuBose.us
SC License # 1181

Customer
My Sample Report

Property Address
123 Easy Lane
Anytown, SC

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.

ROOF SYSTEM, DRAINAGE AND ROOF PENETRATIONS
1.0 ROOF COVERINGS
Major Repair
The roof covering is old, and the life of covering has expired. The covering does need to be replaced. While it could last a year or so, some areas may need patching with tar as leaks develop.

EXTERIOR COMPONENTS
2.3 DOORS (Exterior)
Maintenance Repair or Replace
Door frame on rear door has some damage. Recommend contractor evaluate and make necessary repairs.

BATHROOM AND COMPONENTS
5.12 TOILET SHOULD BE SECURE AND OPERATIONAL
Maintenance Repair or Replace
Toilet is loose at floor at Hall Bath. Repairs are needed to prevent sewage from leaking into crawlspace. Recommend a qualified licensed plumber repair or correct as needed.

PLUMBING SYSTEM
9.4 HOT WATER SYSTEMS, CONTROLS, CHIMNEYS, FLUES AND VENTS
Maintenance Repair or Replace
Wiring for water heater is exposed. Electrical issues are considered a hazard until repaired. Recommend a licensed electrician correct as necessary.


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