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Kevin@Hergert.com

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WSDA Structural Pest Inspector 79988

Serving King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties
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Home Inspection Newcastle 2011-1223

 

 

Home Inspection Bellevue


Client:

 

Address:

 

 

Property Description:

 

(2) story single family home with attached garage below

Property age/ size:

Built 2001, 4,790 s.f per listing

Occupancy Status:

Vacant

 

Inspection Date:

 

12/23/2011

Inspection Time:

1:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Weather Conditions:

Overcast, 45 deg F +-

 

 

 

Table of Contents

 


 

Summary of Inspection....................................................................................................... 3

General................................................................................................................................ 6

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

Plumbing System................................................................................................................. 9

Water Heater..................................................................................................................... 11

Heating System................................................................................................................. 13

Site..................................................................................................................................... 16

Building Exterior............................................................................................................... 18

Crawlspace........................................................................................................................ 21

Garage............................................................................................................................... 25

Living Room, Family Room, and Dining Room............................................................... 27

Kitchen.............................................................................................................................. 29

Den.................................................................................................................................... 30

Powder Room.................................................................................................................... 31

Hallways and Utility Room............................................................................................... 33

Master Bedroom Suite....................................................................................................... 35

Jack and Jill Bedroom Suite.............................................................................................. 37

South Bedroom Suite........................................................................................................ 39

Attic................................................................................................................................... 40

Structural Pest Inspection Diagram................................................................................... 42

 

 

 

 

Summary of Inspection

 

All items listed in the Summary of each section are listed below. Additional comments may be written in the body of the report. Please read the entire report. All items listed below should be further evaluated, inspected, modified, and/or corrected by a licensed professional in that corresponding or related trade.

 

WDO refers to “Wood Destroying Organism” as defined by the Washington State Department of Agriculture

 

- Items in this font are general comments throughout report.

- Items in this font are considered a minor cost and/or cosmetic.

- Items in this font are considered a substantial cost or an extreme safety concern.

 

 

General

- Recommend verification of all applicable permit finals from the City of Bellevue. There are numerous conditions not related to the water damage repairs that would suggest this home did not receive a certificate of occupancy when initially constructed.

- This home has a substantial amount of deferred maintenance

Electrical System

- Panel cover knockout plate missing at main panel

Plumbing System

- Hot water recirculation system wiring not complete, not tested

- Leak from recirculation pump or adjacent pipes near water heater

- Fire control system is in off position. There is no pressure in the system. This system should be pressure tested and verified fully operational by a licensed fire control contractor

Water Heater

- Water heater is near the end of its anticipated useful life expectancy. Rust is visible at the base of the expansion tank and inside the burner compartment of the water heater

Heating System

- Unable to activate attic furnace. Circuit breaker was in the off position at sub-panel. A solid walking path and 3’ deep (minimum) platform in front of the furnace should be installed for servicing of the equipment

- Recommend servicing of both furnaces by a licensed furnace technician and every (2) years thereafter. There is no visible tag that either furnace has ever been serviced

Site

- Substantial erosion and surface water directed at the structure beneath the deck area. Recommend re-grade as needed and install erosion control measures. The depth of the concrete support piers for the deck are not known. Erosion may compromise the stability of these support piers

- Structure in contact with ground (WDO conducive condition). Recommend 4-6” separation between ground and structure

- Vegetation in contact with structure (WDO conducive condition)

- Substantial settlement of the driveway near the North garage door. Recommend slab jacking of driveway to restore proper level of driveway adjacent to the garage slab

- Fall hazard from upper right side of the driveway adjacent to the retaining wall

- A barricade would typically be required at the front porch as the height is greater than 30” to the adjacent ground

Building Exterior

- Recommend further evaluation and repairs as needed by a licensed stucco contractor

- There is no visible upper ridge venting of the roof. Recommend that roof vents are added in order to extend the life expectancy of the roofing and to help cool the home in the summer

- All gutters and downspouts should be cleaned of debris

- Recommend inspection of the exterior sauna by a licensed electrician. It is not typical to have an exterior installation of a pre-fabricated sauna

- Graspable handrails are not installed at deck stairs (as per code)

- Cables for deck railing are loose. This style of barricade is not recommended a it creates a climbing ladder. Benches adjacent to the rail create another climbing surface and potential fall hazard

Crawlspace

- There is no crawlspace ventilation at either of the crawlspace areas

- Minor areas of moisture intrusion noted at crawlspace areas

- Insulation is not installed at bedroom area crawlspace

- Pipe insulation is not installed at bedroom area crawlspace

- Evidence of wood rot at bedroom area crawlspace. Primary areas include beneath the Utility room and the S.W. and N.W. corners of the crawlspace. Moisture is evident on the foundation walls at some areas. This moisture may be the condensation of moisture due to the lack of crawlspace ventilation or moisture intrusion related. Recommend further evaluation by a licensed contractor. Invasive testing may be needed

Garage

- Provide solid support for horizontal surface adjacent to the fire control system

- Heat register in room behind garage is a breach in the fire separation between the house and garage. Either this register should be sealed or a fire rated door installed to the room

- Garage door openers are not connected, including the photo cell reverse

- Numerous electrical systems are not complete in the mechanical room area

- Sump pump outlets are to be GFCI protected

- Door from house to garage does not close (damaged or loose hinges)

Living Room, Family Room, and Dining Room

- Hardwood floors are cupped in the Living and Family Room. Recommend verify proper moisture content, sand, and re-finish the floors

- Electrical connection to vacuum system outlets not complete. Recommend verification of all connections throughout the house

- Electrical outlets are inoperative and not properly wired in Dining room

- Smoke detector not installed at Dining Room (rough in box exposed)

- Window is broken at Living Room

- Weather stripping at exterior doors is not complete

Kitchen

- Adjust all cabinet doors and drawers where out of alignment

- Dishwasher is not secure or connected, not tested

- Oven is not secure to cabinet

- Ventilation system control pad is missing from appliance

- Refrigerator is not fully installed including tip over restraints

- Domestic water supply valve controls missing at dishwasher and wet bar sink by the Living room

Den

Powder Room

- Unknown purpose of loose wire at base of cabinet

Hallways and Utility Room

- Hallway lights to Master bedroom inoperative. Presumed burnt out bulbs. Replace bulbs and verify proper operation (at both switches)

- No visibility to front porch from interior (security issue)

- Half wall adjacent to the stairs to the upper bedrooms is a potential fall hazard

Master Bedroom Suite

- Bathroom mirror trim is broken

- Exterior deck wiring and lighting incomplete

- Closet window does not open. Window should have limiter installed to prevent opening more than 4” due to fall hazard (because of adjacent shelf)

- Substantial gap at base of exterior door to deck. Potential air and moisture intrusion

- Shower valves and trim are not complete

- Shower fan and light not complete

- Water not active to jetted tub water supply valves

- Tub motor access not located (as required by code)

- Unable to verify GFCI protection to tub motor as there is no access

Jack and Jill Bedroom Suite

- Crawlspace access in bedroom is a safety hazard as it can be easily opened and there is a fall of 5’ +- to the ground below. A child safety latch should be installed at the access and a ladder installed to the ground surface of the crawlspace

- Unable to reset GFCI protected outlet in bathroom

- Smoke detector is missing

- Leak beneath left sink (appears to be the waste line)

- Water does not appear to flow into toilet from supply line

South Bedroom Suite

Attic

- Proper insulation baffle should be installed at bathroom attic access. Remove nails protruding at this area

- Install cover plates at all electrical junction boxes

 


 

General

 




 

 

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Main panel

 

 

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Sub panel

 

 

Home Inspection Bellevue infrared

No evidence of over heating

 

Home Inspection Bellevue infrared

No evidence of over heating

 

                                                                       


 

Service

 

Type:

Underground

Meter Location:

Front of garage

Voltage:

240

 

 

 

 

Panel

 

 

Location:

Garage

Manufacturer:

Square D

Type:

Dual bus bar

Panel Rating:

200 AMP

Main Disconnect:

200 AMP

Serv. wire Size/ Rating:

200 AMP

Sub-panel:

Yes

Grounding:

Copper to exterior ground rod, limited visibility

Panel Clearance:

30” wide, 3’ in front as required

 

- Panel cover knockout plate missing at main panel


 

 

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Knockout plate cover missing

 

 

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Exterior grounding

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breakers/ Wiring

 

 

Type:

Copper romex

Breakers:

No visible defects

 

 

 

 


Plumbing System

 

 

                                   

Domestic Water

 

Supply:

Public water per listing, not included in this inspection

Supply Pipe:

Not visible 

House Piping:

Copper where visible

Pipe Condition:

Satisfactory where visible

Main Water Shut off:

@ garage mechanical area

 

- Hot water recirculation system wiring not complete, not tested

 

- Leak from recirculation pump or adjacent pipes near water heater

 

 


 

 

Home Inspection Bellevue plumbing

Domestic Water Shut off

 

Home Inspection Bellevue plumbing

Leak at recirculation system area

 

 


 

 

 

Sanitary Sewer

 

 

Discharge:

Public sewer per listing, not included in this inspection

House Piping:

ABS where visible

Pipe Condition:

Satisfactory where visible

 


 

 

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ABS waste lines

 

 



 

 

Home Inspection Bellevue fire control

Control valve in OFF position

 

 

Home Inspection Bellevue fire control

Pressure gauge reads “0 PSI”

 




Home Inspection Bellevue water heater

                                   


 

Water Heater

 

Location:

Garage mechanical area

Make/ Model:

American Water Heater  s/n 0124121854

Fuel Type:

Natural gas

Capacity:

50 gallon

 

 

 

 

Useful Life

 

 

Est. Useful Life new:

12 years

Est. age of heater:

11 years +-

 

- Water heater is near the end of its anticipated useful life expectancy. Rust is visible at the base of the expansion tank and inside the burner compartment of the water heater

 

 

 

 

Safety

 

 

TMP valve:

As per required

Earthquake Straps:

Installed

Expansion Tank:

Installed

Flame Rollout:

No visible evidence

 


 

 

Home Inspection Bellevue water heater

Expansion tank is functioning as designed

 (hot water has not filled the expansion tank)

 


 

 

 

 

 

Flue

 

 

Secure:

Inspected

Clearances:

As required where visible

Draft Hood:

Inspected

 

 

 

 

Water Temperature

 

 

Safe water temperature:

120 deg F per industry standards

Measured temperature:

- Not measured as water heater turned on at the start of the inspection

 

 




Home Inspection Bellevue furnace

                                   


 

Furnace

 

Location:

Garage mechanical area and attic

Make/ Model:

Coleman  s/n W1A0487942 (basement furnace)

Fuel Type:

Natural gas

BTUH Input:

100,000 (basement furnace)

BTUH Output:

80,000 (basement furnace)

Efficiency Rating:

Mid-efficiency

 

- Unable to activate attic furnace. Circuit breaker was in the off position at sub-panel. A solid walking path and 3’ deep (minimum) platform in front of the furnace should be installed for servicing of the equipment 

   

 

 

Home Inspection Bellevue furnace

Furnace is attic above bathroom

Platform is 2’ deep +- and no walking path from the attic access at the bathroom

 

 


 

 

 

 

Useful Life

 

 

Est. Useful Life new:

25 years

Est. age of furnace:

- Unable to determine age of furnace

 

- Recommend servicing of both furnaces by a licensed furnace technician and every (2) years thereafter. There is no visible tag that either furnace has ever been serviced

 

 

 

 

Heat Exchanger

 

Visible Inspection:

No visible defects, limited visibility (basement furnace)

Gas detection test:

No gas leak detected (basement furnace)

Burner test:

No burner irregularities detected (basement furnace)

 

 

 

 

Operation

 

Thermostat:

Programmable @ floor 1 and floor 2 hall

Disconnect:

Switch adjacent to furnace

Combustion Air:

Appears adequate

Filter:

Located below furnace (basement furnace)

 


 

 

Home Inspection Bellevue furnace

Furnace filter location

 

 


 

 

 

 

Flue/ Gas Piping

 

Flue Secure:

Inspected

Flue clearances:

Per requirements where visible

 

 

 

 

Heat Gain

 

 

Rating:

35-65 deg F

@ nearest register:

100 deg F

           Heat Gain:

< 30  deg F. Heat gain is below specifications of furnace. See comment above regarding servicing of the furnaces

 


 

Home Inspection Bellevue furnace

Temperature measured at heat register

 

 

 


 

Site

 

                                   



 

 

Home Inspection Bellevue site

Erosion beneath rear deck

 

 

Home Inspection Bellevue site

Grade should be sloped away from the structure

 

 

Home Inspection Bellevue site

Vegetation in contract with home (typical)

 

Home Inspection Bellevue site

Siding in contact with ground (typical)

 



 

 

Home Inspection Bellevue site

Limited visibility of the driveway

 

 

Home Inspection Bellevue site

Fall hazard from the retaining wall

 


 

 

 

 

 

Front walks/ steps

 

 

    Type:

Slate tile

  Condition:

Satisfactory

  Trip Hazard:

- Front steps should be cleaned of moss and debris

  Handrails:

As required

Barricades:

- A barricade would typically be required at the front porch as the height is greater than 30” to the adjacent ground

 


 

 

Home Inspection Bellevue site

Moss at front steps

 

 

Home Inspection Bellevue site

Porch is greater than 30” above the adjacent ground

A barricade typically would be required

 


 


                                 


 

General Condition

 

Structural Movement:

No visible evidence

Exterior doors:

Satisfactory

Windows (ext. cladding):

Satisfactory

 


 

 

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Windows should be cleaned off moss build-up

Weep holes should not be clogged

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Siding

 

 

    Type:

Stucco

  Condition:

- Recommend further evaluation and repairs as needed by a licensed stucco contractor

Window/Door Flashing:

Satisfactory

  Caulking:

Satisfactory

 


 

 

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Underside of stucco panel

 

 

Home Inspection Bellevue exterior

Cracks at outer corner of Dining Room

 


 

 

 

 

 

Roof

 

 

Estimated Pitch:

5:12

Material:

Cedar Shake

Layers:

1+

How Inspected:

From street and rear yard

Condition:

Satisfactory

Ventilation:

Eave vents

 

- There is no visible upper ridge venting of the roof. Recommend that roof vents are added in order to extend the life expectancy of the roofing and to help cool the home in the summer

Plumbing Vents:

Satisfactory

Flues:

Satisfactory

Flashing:

Satisfactory

 


 

 

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Minor debris at roof

 

 

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No upper vents are visible

 


 

 

 

 

 

Gutters/ Downspouts

 

 

Type:

Continuous metal

Condition:

- All gutters and downspouts should be cleaned of debris

 

 

 

 

Electrical

 

 

Outlets:

Tested, GFCI protected

Switches/Lights:

Tested

 

- Recommend inspection of the exterior sauna by a licensed electrician. It is not typical to have an exterior installation of a pre-fabricated sauna

 

 


 

 

Home Inspection Bellevue exterior

Sauna is located at the exterior

(not a weatherproof environment)

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Plumbing

 

 

Hose Bibs:

Anti-siphon

Gas Piping:

Inspected

 

 

 

 

Decks

 

 

    Structure:

Pressure treated joists

  Decking:

Composite

  Condition:

Satisfactory

    Connection to Structure:

Lag bolts

  Trip Hazard:

None

  Handrails:

- Graspable handrails are not installed at deck stairs (as per code)

Barricades:

- Cables for deck railing are loose. This style of barricade is not recommended a it creates a climbing ladder. Benches adjacent to the rail create another climbing surface and potential fall hazard

 


 

 

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Horizontal cables and bench create a climbing surface

 

 

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Graspable handrail not installed

 


 



                                   


 

General

 

Visibility:

Space is vacant

Access location:

Garage and bedroom closet

How viewed:

Traversed entire crawlspace

 


 

 

Home Inspection Bellevue crawslpace

Crawlspace beneath bedroom area

 

 

Home Inspection Bellevue crawslpace

Crawlspace beneath bedroom area

 

 

 

Home Inspection Bellevue crawslpace

Crawlspace beneath bedroom area

 


 

 

 

 

 

Moisture

 

 

Ventilation:

- There is no crawlspace ventilation at either of the crawlspace areas

Vapor Barrier:

As required

Moisture Intrusion:

- Minor areas of moisture intrusion noted at crawlspace areas

Sump Pump:

- Sump pumps in garage mechanical room and garage area crawlspace


 

 

Home Inspection Bellevue crawslpace

Evidence of microbial growth at sheathing

 

 

Home Inspection Bellevue crawslpace

Moisture intrusion at bedroom area crawlspace

 

 

 

Home Inspection Bellevue crawslpace

Sump pump discharge line

 


 

 

 

 

 

Structural

 

 

Foundation:

No visible defects

Mudsill:

No visible defects

Joists:

No visible defects; limited visibility

Post-Beams:

Satisfactory

Structural Movement:

No visible evidence

 

 

 

 

Insulation

 

 

Under-floor:

- Insulation is not installed at bedroom area crawlspace

Domestic Water Pipes:

- Pipe insulation is not installed at bedroom area crawlspace

Heating Supply:

Satisfactory

 


 

 

Home Inspection Bellevue crawslpace

No insulation at bedroom area crawlspace

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Plumbing

 

 

Condition:

Satisfactory

Valves/ Other:

None visible

 

 

 

 

Electrical

 

 

Outlets:

None visible

Wiring/ junction boxes:

No visible defects

 

 

 

 

Heating/ Ventilation

 

 

Duct Work:

No visible defects

Ventilation Ducts:

No visible defects

Gas Piping:

No visible defects

 

 

 

 

Structural Pests

 

 

Conducive Material:

No visible evidence

Visible Evidence:

- Evidence of wood rot at bedroom area crawlspace. Primary areas include beneath the Utility room and the S.W. and N.W. corners of the crawlspace. Moisture is evident on the foundation walls at some areas. This moisture may be the condensation of moisture due to the lack of crawlspace ventilation or moisture intrusion related. Recommend further evaluation by a licensed contractor. Invasive testing may be needed

 


 

 

Home Inspection Bellevue crawslpace

Wood rot at Utility room area

 

 

Home Inspection Bellevue crawslpace

Wood rot at S.W. corner

Note: moisture on foundation wall

 

 

 

Home Inspection Bellevue crawslpace

Ground in contact with wood support post

WDO conducive condition

 


 

 

 

 

 

Nuisance Pests

 

 

Visible Evidence:

No visible evidence



Garage

 

Type: Attached


                                   


 

General Room Condition

 

Visibility:

Space is vacant

Structural Movement:

No visible evidence

 

- Provide solid support for horizontal surface adjacent to the fire control system

Moisture Infiltration:

No visible evidence

Walls:

Satisfactory

Ceiling:

Satisfactory

Slab:

Satisfactory

 


 

 

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Platform adjacent to fire control system is not constructed for support

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Safety

 

 

Fire separation:

- Heat register in room behind garage is a breach in the fire separation between the house and garage. Either this register should be sealed or a fire rated door installed to the room

Ignition point > above FF:

- In compliance. Self-closing hinges to mechanical area must be set to close

Safety barricade to mech.:

- Not needed

 

 

 

 

Garage Door

 

 

Type:

Metal roll-up

Springs & Fasteners:

No visible defects

Auto Reverse:

- Garage door openers are not connected, including the photo cell reverse

Photocell reverse:

n/a

Remote openers:

Not present

 

 

 

 

Electrical

 

 

Switches/Lights:

Tested

Outlets:

All visible tested, GFCI protected in garage

 

- Numerous electrical systems are not complete in the mechanical room area

 

- Sump pump outlets are to be GFCI protected


 

 

Home Inspection Bellevue garage

Incomplete wiring in the mechanical area

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Windows

 

 

Glazing:

No visible defects

Tempered:

Not required

Operation:

Tested

 

 

 

 

Doors

 

 

Operation/latching:

- Door from house to garage does not close (damaged or loose hinges)

Door condition:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 




                                   


 

General Room Condition

 

Visibility:

Rooms are vacant

Structural Movement:

No visible evidence

Moisture Infiltration:

No visible evidence

Walls:

Satisfactory

Ceiling:

Satisfactory

Flooring:

- Hardwood floors are cupped in the Living and Family Room. Recommend verify proper moisture content, sand, and re-finish the floors

 


 

 

Home Inspection Bellevue infrared

Infrared image of Dining Room

 

 

Home Inspection Bellevue infrared

Infrared image of Entryway

 



 

 

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Incomplete wiring to the vacuum outlet

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Heating

 

 

Source:

Floor register

Air Flow/ Heat Gain:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Windows

 

 

Glazing:

- Window is broken at Living Room

Tempered:

Not required

Operation:

Tested

 

 

 

 

Doors/Millwork

 

 

Operation/latching:

Tested

Door condition:

Satisfactory

 

- Weather stripping at exterior doors is not complete

Millwork condition:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Fireplace

 

 

Type:

Sealed gas direct vent

Tested:

Ignition tested

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kitchen

 

Location: Floor 1

 


                                   


 

General Room Condition

 

Visibility:

Rooms are vacant

Structural Movement:

No visible evidence

Moisture Infiltration:

No visible evidence

Walls:

Satisfactory

Ceiling:

Satisfactory

Flooring:

Satisfactory

Cabinets:

- Adjust all cabinet doors and drawers where out of alignment

Countertops:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Appliances

 

 

Dishwasher:

- Dishwasher is not secure or connected, not tested

Dishwasher air gap:

Visible

Oven:

- Oven is not secure to cabinet

Cooktop:

Tested

Microwave:

Not tested

Ventilation:

Tested

 

- Ventilation system control pad is missing from appliance

Refrigerator:

- Refrigerator is not fully installed including tip over restraints

 

 

 

 

Plumbing

 

 

Functional flow:

Appears adequate

 

- Domestic water supply valve controls missing at dishwasher and wet bar sink by the Living room

Hot/ Cold:

Tested

Drainage:

Appears adequate

Visible leaks:

None visible

Disposal:

Tested

Caulking:

Satisfactory

Fixtures:

No visible defects

 

 

 

 

Electrical

 

 

Switches/Lights:

All visible tested

Outlets:

All visible tested, GFCI protected

 

 

 

 

Heating

 

 

Source:

Floor register

Air Flow/ Heat Gain:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Windows

 

 

Glazing:

No visible defects

Tempered:

Not required

Operation:

Tested

 

 

 

 

Doors/Millwork

 

 

Operation/latching:

Tested

Door condition:

Satisfactory

Millwork condition:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

 

 



Den

 

Location: Floor 1

 


                                   


 

General Room Condition

 

Visibility:

Room is vacant

Structural Movement:

No visible evidence

Moisture Infiltration:

No visible evidence

Walls:

Satisfactory

Ceiling:

Satisfactory

Flooring:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Electrical

 

 

Switches/Lights:

All visible tested

Outlets:

All visible tested

 

 

 

 

Heating

 

 

Source:

Floor register

Air Flow/ Heat Gain:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Windows

 

 

Glazing:

No visible defects

Tempered:

Not required

Operation:

Tested

Egress:

Appears to meet current egress standards

 

 

 

 

Doors/Millwork

 

 

Operation/latching:

Tested

Door condition:

Satisfactory

Millwork condition:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

 

 



Powder Room

 

Location: Floor 1

 


                                   


 

General Room Condition

 

Visibility:

Room is vacant

Structural Movement:

No visible evidence

Moisture Infiltration:

No visible evidence

Walls:

Satisfactory

Ceiling:

Satisfactory

Flooring:

Satisfactory

Cabinets:

Satisfactory

Countertops:

Satisfactory

Mirrors:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Electrical

 

 

Switches/Lights:

All visible tested

Outlets:

All visible tested, GFCI protected

 

- Unknown purpose of loose wire at base of cabinet

 

 


 

 

Home Inspection Bellevue interior

Loose wire at base of cabinet

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Heating

 

 

Source:

- None

Air Flow/ Heat Gain:

Satisfactory

Mechanical ventilation:

Tested

 

 

 

 

Doors/Millwork

 

 

Operation/latching:

Tested

Door condition:

Satisfactory

Millwork condition:

Satisfactory

Bath Hardware:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Plumbing

 

 

Functional flow:

Appears adequate

Hot/ Cold:

Tested

Drainage:

Appears adequate

Visible leaks:

None visible

Caulking:

Satisfactory

Toilet Secure:

Satisfactory

                Fixtures:

No visible defects

 

 

 

 



Hallways and Utility Room

 

Location: Basement, floors 1 and 2

 


                                   


 

General Room Condition

Visibility:

Space is vacant

Structural Movement:

No visible evidence

Moisture Infiltration:

No visible evidence

Walls:

Satisfactory

Ceiling:

Satisfactory

Flooring:

Satisfactory


 

 

Home Inspection Bellevue interior

Recommend safety basket a fire control head in floor 2 closet (to prevent impact)

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Electrical

 

 

Switches/Lights:

All visible tested

 

- Hallway lights to Master bedroom inoperative. Presumed burnt out bulbs. Replace bulbs and verify proper operation (at both switches)

Outlets:

All visible tested

Smoke Detector:

Tested

 

 

 

 

Heating

 

 

Source:

Floor register

Air Flow/ Heat Gain:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Doors/Millwork

 

 

Operation/latching:

Tested

 

- No visibility to front porch from interior (security issue)

Door condition:

Satisfactory

Millwork condition:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Stairwell

 

Handrails:

As required

Barricades:

As required

 

- Half wall adjacent to the stairs to the upper bedrooms is a potential fall hazard

Balusters:

As required

Trip Hazard:

None

 

 


 

 

Home Inspection Bellevue interior

Potential fall hazard from upper stairs to Living room below (over half wall)

 

 


 



Master Bedroom Suite

 

Location: Floor 2

 


                                   


 

General Room Condition

 

Visibility:

Room is vacant

Structural Movement:

No visible evidence

Moisture Infiltration:

No visible evidence

Walls:

Satisfactory

Ceiling:

Satisfactory

Flooring:

Satisfactory

Cabinets:

Satisfactory

Countertops:

Satisfactory

Mirrors:

- Bathroom mirror trim is broken

 

 

 

 

Electrical

 

 

Switches/Lights:

All visible tested

Outlets:

All visible tested. Bathroom outlets are GFCI protected

 

- Exterior deck wiring and lighting incomplete

Smoke detector:

Yes

 

 

 

 

Heating

 

 

Source:

Floor register

Air Flow/ Heat Gain:

- Floor 2 furnace not operational, not tested

Mechanical ventilation:

Tested

 

 

 

 

Windows

 

 

Glazing:

No visible defects

Tempered:

As required

Operation:

Tested

 

- Closet window does not open. Window should have limiter installed to prevent opening more than 4” due to fall hazard (because of adjacent shelf)

Egress:

Appears to meet current egress standards

 

 


 

 

Home Inspection Bellevue interior

Shelf creates a fall hazard from this window

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Doors/Millwork

 

 

Operation/latching:

Tested

Door condition:

Satisfactory

 

- Substantial gap at base of exterior door to deck. Potential air and moisture intrusion

Millwork condition:

Satisfactory

Bath Hardware:

Satisfactory

 


 

 

Home Inspection Bellevue interior

Gap beneath exterior door to deck

 

 


 

 

 

 

Plumbing

 

 

Functional flow:

Appears adequate

 

- Shower valves and trim are not complete

 

- Shower fan and light not complete

 

- Water not active to jetted tub water supply valves

 

- Tub motor access not located (as required by code)

 

- Unable to verify GFCI protection to tub motor as there is no access

Hot/ Cold:

Tested where connected

Drainage:

Appears adequate where connected

Visible leaks:

None visible where connected

Caulking:

Satisfactory

Toilet Secure:

Satisfactory

Tub/Shower surround:

Satisfactory

                Fixtures:

No visible defects

 

 

 

 



Jack and Jill Bedroom Suite

 

Location: Floor 2

 


                                   


 

General Room Condition

 

Visibility:

Rooms are vacant

Structural Movement:

No visible evidence

Moisture Infiltration:

No visible evidence

Walls:

Satisfactory

Ceiling:

Satisfactory

Flooring:

Satisfactory

 

- Crawlspace access in bedroom is a safety hazard as it can be easily opened and there is a fall of 5’ +- to the ground below. A child safety latch should be installed at the access and a ladder installed to the ground surface of the crawlspace

Cabinets:

Satisfactory

Countertops:

Satisfactory

Mirrors:

Satisfactory

 


 

 

Home Inspection Bellevue interior

Crawlspace access in secondary bedroom

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Electrical

 

 

Switches/Lights:

All visible tested

Outlets:

All visible tested. Bathroom outlets are GFCI protected

 

- Unable to reset GFCI protected outlet in bathroom

Smoke detector:

- Smoke detector is missing

 

 

 

 

Heating

 

 

Source:

Floor register

Air Flow/ Heat Gain:

- Floor 2 furnace not operational, not tested

Mechanical ventilation:

Tested

 

 

 

 

Windows

 

 

Glazing:

No visible defects

Tempered:

As required

Operation:

Tested

Egress:

Appears to meet current egress standards

 

 

 

 

Doors/Millwork

 

 

Operation/latching:

Tested

Door condition:

Satisfactory

Millwork condition:

Satisfactory

Bath Hardware:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Plumbing

 

 

Functional flow:

Appears adequate

Hot/ Cold:

Tested

Drainage:

Appears adequate

Visible leaks:

- Leak beneath left sink (appears to be the waste line)

Caulking:

Satisfactory

Toilet Secure:

Satisfactory

 

- Water does not appear to flow into toilet from supply line

Tub/Shower surround:

Satisfactory

                Fixtures:

No visible defects

 


 

 

Home Inspection Bellevue interior

Leak beneath left sink

 

 


 


South Bedroom Suite

 

Location: Floor 2

 


                                   


 

General Room Condition

 

Visibility:

Room is vacant

Structural Movement:

No visible evidence

Moisture Infiltration:

No visible evidence

Walls:

Satisfactory

Ceiling:

Satisfactory

Flooring:

Satisfactory

Cabinets:

Satisfactory

Countertops:

Satisfactory

Mirrors:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Electrical

 

 

Switches/Lights:

All visible tested

Outlets:

All visible tested

 

- Bathroom electrical outlet is inoperative; likely powered by the GFCI outlet in the Jack and Jill Suite

Smoke detector:

Tested

 

 

 

 

Heating

 

 

Source:

Floor register

Air Flow/ Heat Gain:

- Floor 2 furnace not operational, not tested

Mechanical ventilation:

Tested

 

 

 

 

Windows

 

 

Glazing:

No visible defects

Tempered:

As required

Operation:

Tested

Egress:

Appears to meet current egress standards

 

 

 

 

Doors/Millwork

 

 

Operation/latching:

Tested

Door condition:

Satisfactory

Millwork condition:

Satisfactory

Bath Hardware:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Plumbing

 

 

Functional flow:

Appears adequate

Hot/ Cold:

Tested

Drainage:

Appears adequate

Visible leaks:

None visible

Caulking:

Satisfactory

Toilet Secure:

Satisfactory

Tub/Shower surround:

Satisfactory

                Fixtures:

No visible defects

 

 

 

 



Attic

 

Location: Over main body of house

 


                                   


 

General

 

Visibility:

Space is vacant

Access location:

Bathroom and Master Bedroom siting area

 

- Proper insulation baffle should be installed at bathroom attic access. Remove nails protruding at this area

How viewed:

Traversed entire attic space of main attic area

 


 

 

Home Inspection Bellevue attic

Missing baffles and nails protruding at access

 

 

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Main attic (typical)

 


 

 

 

 

 

Moisture

 

 

Roof Ventilation:

- Appears adequate, however upper ventilation is not installed as typically required

Moisture Intrusion:

No visible evidence

Bath/Kitchen fans :

All vent to outside

 

 

 

 

Structural

 

 

Structure Type:

Manufactured trusses

Sheathing:

OSB

Structural Movement:

No visible evidence

 

 

 

 

Insulation

 

 

Type:

Blown in

Approximate Depth:

10” +-

Condition:

Satisfactory

 

 

 

 

Flues/Vent Stacks

 

 

Plumbing Stacks:

All vented to exterior

Gas Flues:

No visible defects

 

 

 

 

Electrical

 

 

Outlets:

None visible

Wiring/ junction boxes:

- Install cover plates at all electrical junction boxes

 

 

 

 

Structural Pests

 

 

Conducive Material:

No visible evidence

Visible Evidence:

No visible evidence

 

 

 

 

Nuisance Pests

 

 

Visible Evidence:

No visible evidence


Structural Pest Inspection Diagram

 

 

Wood Destroying Organisms (WDO)

 

Conducive Conditions

(CC)

WDO-AB

Anobid Beetles

 

CC-BG

Bare Ground

WDO-CA

Carpenter Ants

 

CC-CD

Conducive Debris

WDO-DT

Dampwood Termites

 

CC-EM

Excessive Moisture

WDO-MA

Moisture Ants

 

CC-EW

Earth-Wood Contact

WDO-OB

Other  Beetles

 

CC-FC

Failed Caulking

WDO-RF

Rot Fungus

 

CC-IV

Inadequate Ventilation

WDO-ST

Subterranean Termites

 

CC-RG

Restricted Gutter

 

 

 

CC-VC

Vegetation Contact

Inspection Conditions

(IC)

 

 

 

IC-CSA

Crawl Space Access

 

 

 

IC-IA

Inadequate Clearance

 

 

 

 

            Home Inspection Bellevue structural pest diagram