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Inspection Report

Mr. and Mrs. Sample Inspection

Property Address:

123 Test St SW

Calgary, AB

360 Home Inspections Ltd - 339122

Carmine Manna - 339123

www.360-homeinspections.com

[email protected]

403.818.6639

Table of Contents

 

Cover Page.................................................................1

Table of Contents........................................................2

Intro Page ...................................................................3

1 Roofing........................... ..........................................4

2 Exterior........................... ..........................................6

3 Garage........................... ............ ............................11

4 Interiors ......................... .........................................12

5 Structural Components ..........................................16

6 Plumbing System.................... ...............................17

7 Electrical System ...................................................21

8 Heating / Central Air Conditioning............. .............24

9 Insulation and Ventilation....................... ................27

10 Built-In Kitchen Appliances ..................................29

General Summary.....................................................30

Date: 19/02/2014

Property: 123 Test St SW, Calgary

Time: 8:30 AM

Customer: Mr. and Mrs. Sample Inspection

Report ID: 0000-14

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.

 

Standards of Practice:

InterNACHI National Association of Certified

Home Inspectors

In Attendance:

Customer

Type of building:

Single Family (1 story)

Style of Home:

Bungalow

Approximate age of building:

Over 50 Years

Temperature:

Below 32 (F) = 0 (C)

Weather:

Cloudy

Ground/Soil surface condition:

Snow covered, Frozen

 
1. Roofing

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:

3-Tab Fiberglass

Viewed roof covering from:

Walked Roof

Sky Light(s):

One

Solar Tube

Chimney (exterior):

Metal Flue Pipe

Masonry Stucco

 
 

Items

1.0 Roof Coverings

Comments: Repair or Replace

The asphalt roof covering has exceeded its useful life span. The roof looks to have been redone at the time of the

addition being added to the home, which would make it 24 years old. Notice the picture that is showing the missing granules,

the shingles have broken down and could leak very soon. Have a roofing contractor replace this roof.

1.1 Flashing's

Comments: Inspected

1.2 Skylights, Chimneys and Roof Penetrations

Comments: Inspected

Backside of chimney from the roof view.

1.3 Roof Drainage Systems

Comments: Inspected


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.

2. Exterior
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 Style:

Cement Stucco

Siding Material:

Cement

Exterior Entry Doors:

Wood

Steel

Appurtenance:

Covered Porch

Driveway:

Garage Apron

 
Items

2.0 Wall Cladding Flashing and Trim

Comments: Repair or Replace

Stucco in areas are showing signs of deterioration, cracking and pulling away from the base coat. Have a Stucco Contractor repair or replace as needed.

2.1 Doors (Exterior)

Comments: Inspected

2.2 Windows

Comments: Repair or Replace

(1) The glazing/seals between glass panes are failing on some windows. Signs of condensation can be seen through the

glazing. Have a window contractor repair or replace as needed.

(2) Wooden frames around windows show signs of water penetration, bubbling and pealing paint.  Have a window/general contractor repair or replace as needed.

 
 

2.3 Decks, Balconies, Stoops, Steps, Areaways, Porches, Patio/Cover and Applicable Railings

Comments: Inspected

2.4 Vegetation, Grading, Drainage, Driveways, Patio Floor, Walkways and Retaining Walls (With respect to their

effect on the condition of the building)

Comments: Repair or Replace

There is a negative slope at the rear and sides of home and can cause or contribute to water intrusion or deterioration. I

recommend correcting landscape to drain water away from home.

2.5 Eaves, Soffits and Fascias

Comments: Repair or Replace

(1) All gutters around the house and garage are filled with leaves, branches and debris. With houses that have large

trees surrounding it, it is recommend the gutters should be cleaned twice a year, in the spring, and the end of fall after the

trees have lost their leaves.

(2) Debris in the gutters are holding water and causing them to fail prematurely. The worst areas were found on the

garage. Have a gutter contractor repair or replace the damaged areas as needed.

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.

3. Garage
Styles & Materials

Garage Door Type:

One Automatic

Garage Door Material:

Wood

Auto-opener Manufacturer:

1/3 HORSEPOWER

STEEL CRAFT

Items

3.0 Garage Ceilings

Comments: Inspected

3.1 Garage Walls (including Firewall Separation)

Comments: Inspected

3.2 Garage Floor

Comments: Inspected

3.3 Garage Door (s)

Comments: Inspected

3.4 Occupant Door (from garage to inside of home)

Comments: Inspected

3.5 Garage Door Operators (Report whether or not doors will reverse when met with resistance)

Comments: Repair or Replace

Garage door does not reverse when met with resistance. Garage door opener is not equipped with infrared sensors.

Repair or replace as needed.

4. Interiors
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:

Gypsum Board

Wall Material:

Gypsum Board

Floor Covering(s):

Hardwood T&G

Tile

Interior Doors:

Wood

Window Types:

Single Pane

Storm Windows

Casement

Awning

Window Manufacturer:

UNKNOWN

Cabinetry:

Wood

Veneer

Countertop:

Granite

 

Items

4.0 Ceilings

Comments: Repair or Replace

Cracks were found on some areas of walls and ceilings; additionally, there was a bump in the floor below this area. Consult a licensed general contractor for further investigation.

4.1 Walls

Comments: Inspected

4.2 Floors

Comments: Repair or Replace

Large bump in hardwood flooring. Consult a licensed contractor for further investigation.

4.3 Steps, Stairways, Balconies and Railings

Comments: Repair or Replace

Staircase to basement has an opening in the wall. There should be a handrail with balusters installed every 4" to

prevent a fall hazard.

4.4 Counters and Cabinets (representative number)

Comments: Inspected

4.5 Doors (representative number)

Comments: Repair or Replace

Sliding doors in master bedroom closet have come off there tracks. Re-install on tracks.

4.6 Windows (representative number)

Comments: Repair or Replace

(1) The seals on many of the windows in the house were found to be leaking. Condensation was noticed between the

glazing. Consult a window contractor to repair or replace as needed. 

(2) Some interior windows are missing their screens. Also noticed that some opening windows in the home did not

have safety locks installed on them.

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.

5. 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.

Styles & Materials

Foundation:

Poured Concrete

Method used to observe Crawlspace:

From Entry

Floor Structure:

2 X 8

Wood Joists

Wall Structure:

2 X 4 Wood

Columns or Piers:

Wood Piers

Ceiling Structure:

2X4

Roof Structure:

Engineered Wood Trusses

Roof-Type:

Hip

Method used to observe attic:

From Entry

Attic info:

Attic Hatch

 
 

Items

5.0 Foundations, Basement and Crawlspace (Report signs of abnormal or harmful water penetration into the

building or signs of abnormal or harmful condensation on building components.)

Comments: Inspected

Basement was developed. Most areas were not visible, crawl space was viewed though old window opening, framing

members were visible in mechanical room.

5.1 Walls (Structural)

Comments: Inspected

5.2 Columns or Piers

Comments: Not Inspected

5.3 Floors (Structural)

Comments: Not Inspected

5.4 Ceilings (Structural)

Comments: Inspected

5.5 Roof Structure and Attic

Comments: Inspected

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.

6. Plumbing Systems
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

Water Filters:

Whole House Conditioner

Plumbing Water Supply (into home):

Copper

Plumbing Water Distribution (inside 

home):

Galvanized

Copper

PEX

POLY

Washer Drain Size:

Not Visible

Plumbing Waste:

ABS

Water Heater Power Source:

Gas (quick recovery)

Water Heater Capacity:

30 Gallon (small)

Manufacturer:

JOHN WOOD

Water Heater Location:

Basement

Utility Room

 
 
Items

6.0 Plumbing Drain, Waste and Vent Systems

Comments: Inspected

6.1 Plumbing Water Supply, Distribution System and Fixtures

Comments: Repair or Replace

(1) Recommend adding anti siphon devices to the two exterior hose bibs. Hose bib shut offs were not found in the

house. Even with frost free hose bibs, not being able to shut off the hose bibs in winter can cause them to freeze and leak, or cause water damage inside the home. Repair or replace as needed.

(2) Master bathroom shower is missing the drain cover, as well as has a torn seal around the door. Repair or replace as

needed.

(3) Temperature control on jetted tub in main bath not working properly. The body of the control is loose, and the control

itself will not allow hot and cold adjustments. Repair or replace as needed.

(4) Polybutylene plastic plumbing supply lines (PB) are installed in the subject house. Polybutylene has been used in

this area for many years, but has had a higher than normal failure rate, and is no longer being widely used. Copper and

brass fittings used in later years have apparently reduced the failure rate. For further details contact the Consumer

Plumbing Recovery center at 1-800-392-7591 or the web at http://www.pbpipe.com

6.2 Hot Water Systems, Controls, Chimneys, Flues and Vents

Comments: Repair or Replace

The T&P (Test and Pressure) valve on water heater needs a 3/4 threaded pipe to extend within 6 inches of the floor for

safety. (PVC is not approved for hot water use). I recommend repair by a qualified person. This hot water tank has a

manufacture date of 1998. Most tanks of this style have an average life span of 8-12 years. This tank, although it seems to

be still working fine, may need replacing within the next 5 years.

6.3 Main Water Shut-off Device (Describe location)

Comments: Repair or Replace

Water main shut off is located in the laundry room in the basement of the home. There is a water shut off above and

below the water meter. Also, the water line was found to be behind the vapor barrier placing it in a cold zone. All water

lines in the home should be on the warm side of the vapor barrier to prevent freezing and pipes bursting.

6.4 Main Fuel Shut-off (Describe Location)

Comments: Inspected

The main fuel shut off is at the gas meter outside.

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.

7. Electrical System
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:

Overhead Service

Aluminum

Panel capacity:

100 AMP

Panel Type:

Circuit Breakers

Electric Panel Manufacturer:

SIEMENS

Branch wire 15 and 20 AMP:

Copper

Wiring Methods:

Romex

Items

7.0 Service Entrance Conductors

Comments: Repair or Replace

(1) Service entrance is overhead at the rear of the home extending to the overhead pole in the back alley.

(2) Electrical plug behind hot water tank has exposed wires. Have wires properly terminated and a proper cover plate

installed to prevent a shock hazard.

7.1 Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels

Comments: Repair or Replace

Double tapping was found in the electrical panel. More than one wire has been tied to one breaker. Have a licensed

electrician repair this wiring problem.

7.2 Branch Circuit Conductors, Overcurrent Devices and Compatability of their Amperage and Voltage

Comments: Inspected

7.3 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: Repair or Replace

(1) Electrical plug at the phone desk next to the kitchen was found to be wired with reversed natural and hot lines. Have

a certified electrician repair the wiring to this plug.

(2) Electrical plug in basement found without a cover plate. Have a cover plate installed to prevent a shock hazard.

7.4 Polarity and Grounding of Receptacles within 6 feet of interior plumbing fixtures, all receptacles in garage, carport and 

exterior walls of inspected structure 

Comments: Inspected

7.5 Operation of GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters)

Comments: Repair or Replace

Exterior GFCI at the front of the house is not functioning properly. Instead of tripping the reset on the plug, it trips the

breaker inside the electrical panel. Have a licensed electrician repair or replace this plug as needed.

7.6 Location of Main and Distribution Panels

Comments: Inspected

The main electrical panel is located in the back entrance room of the home.

7.7 Smoke Detectors

Comments: Repair or Replace

No smoke detectors were found in the basement within 10 feet of the bedrooms. Have a smoke/CO2 detector installed

for safety.

7.8 Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Comments: Not Present

There is no carbon monoxide detector found in the home. It is recommended that one be installed according to the

manufacturer's instructions.

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.

Heating / Central Air Conditioning
The home inspector shall observe permanently installed heating and cooling systems including: heating equipment; cooling equipment that is central to home; 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:

Gas

Number of Heat Systems (excluding

wood):

One

Heat System Brand:

BRYANT

Ductwork:

Non-Insulated

Filter Type:

Washable

Filter Size:

20x25

Types of Fireplaces:

Insert

Operable Fireplaces:

One

Cooling Equipment Type:

Air Conditioner Unit

Cooling Equipment Energy Source:

Electricity

Central Air Manufacturer:

GOODMAN

Number of AC Only Units:

One

 
 
Items

8.0 Heating Equipment

Comments: Inspected

The furnace is approximately 28 year old. It seems to be working properly at the time of inspection, however may need

to be replaced within the next 5 years.

8.1 Normal Operating Controls

Comments: Inspected

8.2 Automatic Safety Controls

Comments: Inspected

8.3 Distribution Systems (including fans, pumps, ducts and piping, with supports, insulation, air filters, registers,

radiators, fan coil units and convectors)

Comments: Repair or Replace

(1) Plastic and metal flex pipe was found to be run inside walls and ceiling spaces. Only ridged vent pipe should be run

in closed in spaces. Have an HVAC contractor repair or replace.

(2) Cold air return in master bedroom pulling away from wall. Re-secure with screws.

8.4 Presence of Installed Heat Source in Each Room

Comments: Inspected

8.5 Chimneys, Flues and Vents (for fireplaces, gas water heaters or heat systems)

Comments: Inspected

8.6 Cooling and Air Handler Equipment

Comments: Not Inspected

AC unit was not tested because it was too cold outside to do so without damaging the equipment.

8.7 Normal Operating Controls

Comments: Not Inspected

8.8 Presence of Installed Cooling Source in Each Room

Comments: Inspected

The heating and 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 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.

9. Insulation and Ventilation
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:

Batt

R-30 or Better

Ventilation:

Ridge Vents

Soffit Vents

Exhaust Fans:

Fan Only

Fan/Heat/Light

Dryer Power Source:

220 Electric

Dryer Vent:

Both

Flexible Vinyl

Flexible Metal

 

Items

9.0 Insulation in Attic

Comments: Inspected, Not Inspected

There were no access panels found to access the older roof area. It was not possible to confirm insulation or ventilation

in this area. Further information regarding attic insulation and ventilation is in regard to the roof area over the addition.

9.1 Insulation Under Floor System

Comments: Not Inspected

Insulation in crawl space under the addition was not visible.

9.2 Vapor Retarders (in Crawlspace or basement)

Comments: Repair or Replace

Missing insulation and vapor barrier.

9.3 Ventilation of Attic and Foundation Areas

Comments: Inspected

9.4 Venting Systems (Kitchens, Baths and Laundry)

Comments: Inspected

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.
10. Built-in Kitchen Appliances
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.
Styles & Materials

Dishwasher Brand:

FRIGIDAIRE

Disposer Brand:

UNKNOWN

Exhaust/Range hood:

WHIRLPOOL

Range/Oven:

FRIGIDAIRE

Built in Microwave:

WHIRLPOOL

Refrigerator:

FRIGIDAIRE

Items

10.0 Dishwasher

Comments: Inspected

10.1 Ranges/Ovens/Cooktops

Comments: Inspected

10.2 Range Hood (s)

Comments: Inspected

10.3 Food Waste Disposer

Comments: Inspected

10.4 Microwave Cooking Equipment

Comments: Inspected

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.
General Summary
360 Home Inspections Ltd - 339122
www.360-homeinspections.com
403.818.6639
Customer
Mr. and Mrs. Sample Inspection
Address
123 Test St SW
Calgary, AB

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 warrants 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 or efficiency 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. Roofing
1.0     Roof Coverings
Repair or Replace
The asphalt roof covering has exceeded its useful life span. The roof looks to have been redone at the time of the
addition being added to the home, which would make it 24 years old. Notice the picture that is showing the missing
granules, the shingles have broken down and could leak very soon. Have a roofing contractor replace this roof.
2. Exterior
2.0     Wall Cladding Flashing and Trim
Repair or Replace
Stucco in areas are showing signs of deterioration, cracking and pulling away from the base coat.
2.2     Windows
Repair or Replace
(1) The glazing between glass panes are failing at some windows. Signs of condensation can be seen through the
glazing.
(2) Paint around windows shows signs of bubbling and cracking.
2.5     Eaves, Soffits and Fascias
Repair or Replace
(1) Debris in the gutters are holding water and causing them to fail prematurely. The worst areas were found on the
garage. Have a gutter contractor repair or replace the damaged areas as needed.
3. Garage
3.5     Garage Door Operators (Report whether or not doors will reverse when met with resistance)
Repair or Replace
Garage door does not reverse when met with resistance. Garage door opener is not equipped with infrared
sensors. Repair or replace as needed.
4. Interiors
4.0     Ceilings
Repair or Replace
Cracks were found on some areas of the walls and ceilings; additionally, there was a bump in the floor below this area. Consult a licensed general contractor for further investigation.
4.2     Floors
Repair or Replace
Large bump in hardwood flooring. Consult a licensed contractor for further investigation.
4.3     Steps, Stairways, Balconies and Railings
Repair or Replace
Staircase to basement has an opening in the wall. There should be a handrail with balusters installed every 4" to
prevent a fall hazard.
4.5     Doors (representative number)
Repair or Replace
Sliding doors on master bedroom closet have come off their tracks. Re-install on tracks.
4.6     Windows (representative number)
Repair or Replace
(1) The seals on many of the windows in the house were found to be leaking. Condensation was noticed between
the glazing.
(2) Some interior windows are missing there screens. Also noticed that some opening windows in the home did not
have safety locks installed on them.
6. Plumbing System
6.2     Hot Water Systems, Controls, Chimneys, Flues and Vents
Inspected
The T&P (Test and Pressure) valve on water heater needs a 3/4 threaded pipe to extend within 6 inches of floor for
safety. (PVC is not approved for hot water use). I recommend repair by a qualified person. This hot water tank has
a manufacture date of 1998. Most tanks of this style have an average life span of 8-12 years. This tank although
seems to be still working fine, may need replacing within the next 5 years.
7. Electrical System
7.1     Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels
Repair or Replace
Double tapping was found in the electrical panel. More than one wire has been tied to one breaker. Have a licensed
electrician repair this wiring problem.
7.3     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)
Repair or Replace
(1) Electrical plug at the phone desk next to the kitchen was found to be wired with reversed natural and hot lines.
Have a certified electrician repair the wiring to this plug.
(2) Electrical plug in basement found without a cover plate. Have a cover plate installed to prevent a shock hazard.
7.7     Smoke Detectors
Repair or Replace
No smoke detectors were found in the basement within 10 feet of the bedrooms. Have a smoke/CO2 detector
installed for safety.
8. Heating / Central Air Conditioning
8.3     Distribution Systems (including fans, pumps, ducts and piping, with supports, insulation, air filters,
registers, radiators, fan coil units and convectors)
Repair or Replace
(1) Plastic and metal flex pipe was found to be run inside walls and ceiling spaces. Only ridged vent pipe should be
run in closed in spaces. Have an HVAC contractor repair or replace.
(2) Cold air return in master bedroom pulling away from wall. Re-secure with screws.
9. Insulation and Ventilation
9.2     Vapor Retarders (in Crawlspace or basement)
Repair or Replace
Missing insulation and vapor barrier.

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