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Inspections

Standards and Findings

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Common Findings
  • Damp/Wet foundations and Crawlspaces
  • Air Conditioning/Heat Pump/Furnace in Need of Cleaning, Repair, or Adjustment
  • Unsafe Electrical Conditions
  • Improper Drainage/Soil Grading
  • Doors or Windows Leaking/Not Operating Correctly
  • Environmental Concerns/
  • Leaking Plumbing Fixtures Drains or Traps
  • Structural Concerns
  • Damaged/Leaking Roofs
  • Energy Efficiency Concerns
  • Wood Rot Damage around the exterior

Damp/ Wet Foundations and Crawlspaces

  • Inoperable sump pump
  • Cracks in walls and efflorescence
  • Standing water /damp soil
  • Ineffective venting systems

Defective Plumbing Leaking Fixtures Drains or Traps

  • Water damage at walls, floors, and ceilings
  • Inadequate Water pressure
  • Leaky faucets/fixtures
  • Slow/clogged drains

Air Conditioning/Heat Pump/Furnace in Need of Cleaning Repair or Adjustment

  • Dirty air filters
  • Inadequate supply/discharge air volume
  • Inadequate temperature differential
  • Combustion Concerns
  • Evaporator coils that are dirty

Structural Problems

  • Cracks in sidings, ceilings, and walls
  • Cracks that are unsafe or may cause a tripping hazard
  • Broken/damaged framing components
  • Foundations/Slabs that have settled, heaved or deteriorated

Unsafe Electrical or Wiring Conditions

  • Incorrect wiring connections or reversed polarity
  • Double tapping of circuit breakers
  • Open/damaged wiring
  • Improperly sized wiring

Damaged or Leaking Roofs

  • Water damage at roof sheathing, insulation, walls, or ceilings
  • Leaks at roof components ,
  • Missing, damaged, or worn shingles

Improper Drainage and Soil Grading

  • Soil in contact with siding
  • soil improperly sloped toward foundation
  • Water trapped between planters, sidewalks, and foundation
  • Clogged/damaged gutters and downspouts

Energy Efficiency Concerns

  • Improper attic ventilation
  • Inadequate, damager or missing insulation

Doors or Windows Leaking Or Not Operating Correctly

  • Damaged window sills, panes, or other hardware
  • Missing screens/weather stripping
  • Doors/windows that are difficult to operate
  • Unsafe locking and latching mechanisms

Wood Rot Damage at Exterior Doors, Windows, Siding or Decks

  • Inadequate wood sealant (paint or stain)
  • Insect Infestations for example termites, carpenter bees and wood boring beetles
  • Wood to soil contact, possible rotting

Environmental Concerns

  • Mildew, Mold, and Asbestos
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