123 Main Street
Any Town, USA, 32817
Febuary 5th, 2021
This report is the exclusive property of A Squared Home Inspections and the client. A Squared Home Inspections is not responsible for misinterpretations by 3rd parties. The report is not transferable. The inspection was performed according to the InterNACHI Standards of Practice, which is available prior to the inspection and publicly available at www.nachi.org/sop.
For additional information, please consult your signed pre-inspection agreement which can be accessed via https://www.nachi.org/viewagreement/
This report is not intended to be a "check list" of items that need repair or general maintenance, it is designed to identify material defects or deficiencies that would have an adverse impact on the value of the real-property, or that involve an unreasonable risk to people on the property. This home inspection report will likely reveal many minor defects discovered during the inspection of the property, but it will not reveal every condition that exists or ever could exist, and is intended to identify only those material defects that were observed on the day of the inspection.
In accordance with the terms of the pre-inspection agreement, any and all further evaluation recommendations that are made in this report should be completed during your inspection contingency period by qualified, licensed specialists, who may well identify additional defects or recommend some upgrades that could affect the evaluation of the property.
Failure to follow the recommendations constitutes a violation of this agreement, which would hold A Squared Home Inspections harmless for any subsequently alleged defects or deficiencies and by relying on this inspection report you have agreed to be bound by the terms, conditions and limitations as set forth in the pre-inspection agreement, which was presented to you prior to the inspection. If you do not have a copy of the pre-inspection agreement, please contact A Squared Home Inspections and a copy will be provided to you. If you do not agree with these conditions, you must contact A Squared Home Inspections immediately upon receipt of this completed report. In addition, all electronic and paper copies of the inspection report must be deleted and destroyed, and may not be used in whole or in part for consideration in a real estate transaction.
Landscaping, retaining walls, gutters, downspouts, sidewalks and driveways (both the condition and as they affect foundation drainage).
Roof, chimney, flashing, and valleys (for evidence of water penetration and a description of materials).
Siding, fascia, soffit, walls, widows, doors, foundation, attached porches, decks, balconies, patios, and garages (both structural and condition).
Water supply, drains, vents, water heaters, fixtures, and locating (but not testing) shut off valves.
Service drop, service panel, ground wire, GFCI plugs, switches, receptacles, installed fixtures, and smoke detectors.
Permanent systems, operating controls, filters, ducts, insulation, vapor barrier, and ventilation.
Doors, windows, walls, floors (as to general condition), cabinets, countertops, and installed fixtures.
Ceilings, walls, floors, stairs, basements, attic, and crawl spaces (as to evidence of water damage and general condition and if readily accessible)
Any area which is not exposed to view or is inaccessible because of soil, walls, floors, carpets, ceilings, furnishings, lack of access or crawl spaces or any major system (water or electrical systems, heating system, or air conditioner) that is not currently functional is not included in this inspection.
The inspection does not include any destructive testing, mold testing/Inspection or dismantling. Client agrees to assume all the risk for all conditions which are concealed from view at the time of the inspection. This is not a home warranty, guarantee, insurance policy, or substitute for real estate disclosures which may be required by law. Whether or not they are concealed, the following are outside the scope of the inspection:
Building code or zoning ordinance violations.
Thermostatic or time clock controls, or low voltage wiring systems.
Geological stability or soils conditions.
Water softener, water purifier, or solar heating systems.
Structural stability or engineering analysis.
Saunas, steam baths, or fixtures and equipment.
Building value appraisal or cost estimates.
Pools, spa bodies, underground piping, or sprinkler systems.
Radio-controlled devices, automatic gates, elevators, lifts, and dumbwaiters.
Furnace heat exchanger, freestanding appliances, security alarms or personal property.
Specific components noted as being excluded on the individual system inspection form.
Adequacy or efficiency of any system or component.
Prediction of life expectancy of any item.
The Inspector is a home inspection generalist and is not acting as an engineer or expert in any craft or trade. If the Inspector recommends consulting other specialized experts, Clients do so at Clients expense. Clients are HIGHLY recommended to thoroughly read through the report in its entirety once they receive the report. The inspector may recommend further evaluation and/or repair by a qualified professional, which in many instances should be addressed in a timely manner and/or prior to close (if applicable). If further evaluation by a qualified specialist is recommended for a single component or system, Inspector recommends the ENTIRE system be evaluated, as latent or hidden issues NOT observed by the Inspector could be found by the specialist.
Inspector is not an HVAC professional. Feel free to hire one prior to closing. This inspection of the HVAC system is a visual inspection using only the normal operating controls for the system. The inspection of the HVAC system is general and not technically exhaustive. A detailed evaluation of the interior components of the system is beyond the scope of a home inspection. Inspector does not inspect humidifiers or dehumidifiers, the electronic air filter, or determine heating supply adequacy or distribution balance. Inspector does not operate the heating system when the outside air temperature is too hot, to prevent damaging the unit. Inspector does not operate the cooling system when the outside air temperature is too cold, to prevent damaging the unit. It is essential that any recommendation that is made for service, correction, or repair be scheduled prior to closing or purchasing the property, because the hired-professional could reveal defects or recommend further repairs that could affect your evaluation of the property. Note: Health is a deeply personal responsibility. You should have the air quality tested and the ductwork or baseboards cleaned as a prudent investment in environmental hygiene, especially if any family member suffers from allergies or asthma.
Inspector does not test clothes dryers, nor washing machines and their water connections and drainpipes. Inspector can operate them using normal controls, but only as courtesy if the appliances are remaining with the property after closing. If a water catch pan is installed, it is not possible for Inspector to check its performance. Recommend routine cleaning of dryer lint trap and annual inspections of the dryer exhaust pipe.