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Old 3/19/19, 3:44 PM
Patrick Lanham Patrick Lanham is offline
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The above photo consists of an image of improper dryer vent placement on the outside of the home. The vent is located on the opposite side of the air conditioning condenser, when the lint is vented the condenser will suck the lint into the coils. This should be noted in the report.

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Old 3/19/19, 3:51 PM
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Garbage disposal units are a good device for the breaking up of food so that it is able to fit in plumbing pipes. Garbage disposal units can also cause a great strain on the septic system if the disposal is emptying in there.

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Old 3/19/19, 8:19 PM
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This Samsung French door refrigerator was inspected. At the time of inspection the temperature in the freezer door was -3 degrees and 36 degrees in the refrigerator. The outlet is gfci protected and all doors and shelves appear in working order.

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Old 3/19/19, 8:22 PM
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When inspecting a microwave oven an inspector could either use a special tool which glows to show operational or by simply boiler a cup of water. It is also possible to inspect the fan for operations at more than one speed.

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Old 3/20/19, 1:33 AM
Adam Perkerewicz Adam Perkerewicz is offline
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I looked at the need and install standards for an air gap on a dishwasher. The function of the air gap is to not let any dirty water back into the dishwasher if it looses pressure or the power gos out then comes back and continues to wash the dishes.

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Old 3/20/19, 1:38 AM
Adam Perkerewicz Adam Perkerewicz is offline
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The image I chose is of a kitchen hood. The reason for an exhaust hood is to get any moisture out of the house. It can also help to get rid of any smoke out from the burning of food. Most exhaust hoods have multiple speeds for the fan. All speeds should be tested during the inspection.

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Old 3/20/19, 7:43 AM
Todd Archer Todd Archer is offline
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Here we see a photo of the exhaust for a kitchen range hood.
It was observed that the range hood was a ducted hood that was properly ducted to the exterior and no defects were present at the time of the inspection.

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Old 3/20/19, 7:53 AM
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https://www.nachi.org/kitchen-exhaust.htm

From the above article, I learned the specs and requirements for hood exhaust clearance and coverage required per 2009 IRC M1505.
A range exhaust hood's dimensions should meet, at a minimum, the full width and depth of the cooktop, and it should be installed with a minimum clearance of 24 inches above the cooktop.

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Old 3/20/19, 2:54 PM
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Where can I start with this photo. Even in a work place break room environment, it is important to follow attempt to follow common safety practices. The receptacle is not currently GFCI protected, along with an outdated surge protector, the microwave could possibly spill or fall onto a an unsuspecting hungry employee or just collapse. Upper wall cabinet door is also hinged the wrong way.

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Old 3/20/19, 3:03 PM
Daryl Gaunce Daryl Gaunce is offline
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Moisture intrusion at the base kitchen sink wall and drywall should be a important area to check with a moisture meter during a standard home inspection. Alot of the times water from the trap systems, shut offs, discharge hoses, and strainers can at time leak and create moisture. Most of the time the water stains on the shelf is a clear indicator of a past leak BUT the drywall behind the sink is usually painted and the drywall may not show visible signs of mold/defect. The inside of that sink base is closed 95.5 percent of the time which makes a perfect place for organic/spores to grow. Can be a possible health concern as well as a business liability.

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