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Old 4/16/18, 8:14 PM
Nicholas Garratt Nicholas Garratt is offline
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Facsia board and rain gutter are noticeably detached and sagging away from the eaves. This could lead to moisture wicking up into the roofing materials or rainwater not properly draining away from the house, possibly leading to moisture related issues in the basement/foundation and in severe cases structural damage if left as is.

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Old 4/16/18, 8:34 PM
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Asbestos fiber was widely used in building materials up to the 1970s. It was added to cement for strength, used as a mat or sprayed to help prevent the spread of fire or as an insulation over old heating equipment, it can even be found in vinyl tiles or asphalt shingles. The presence of asbestos does not pose an immediate risk unless the material is damaged. Breathing in asbestos fibers can cause a form of lung cancer known as mesothelioma. It is important not to attempt removal or repairs of asbestos products unless you are a trained professional.

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Old 4/16/18, 9:35 PM
Robert C Rowe Jr Robert C Rowe Jr is offline
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This is a photo of some vinyl siding on a single family home. The siding is positioned next to the concrete block portion of the house. The siding looks relatively new without any signs of major wear, discoloration, or physical damage.

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Old 4/16/18, 9:45 PM
Robert C Rowe Jr Robert C Rowe Jr is offline
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I read the article "How to Be a Successful Landlord" by Nick Gromicko. The article explains a person can become a better landlord by treating renters fairly, not overcharging on rent, keeping the rental property clean, and making sure the bedrooms conform to local legal standards.

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Old 4/16/18, 10:49 PM
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This is a picture of the front door to my home, it is a solid core 1"3/8 six panel door with a door knob and a deadbolt with matching keys. The screen door is a security screen that also has a normal door knob and dead bolt with matching keys.

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Old 4/17/18, 10:33 AM
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The observed hose bib is observed to be frost proof. This component uses a valve inside the house to turn water off, which prevents water from freezing outside. This simple component will prevent costly frozen pipes during very cold weather, and even allow for use during cold weather without needing to purge the line. All hose bibs on the house are utilizing this type of frost proof bib. As a side note, all bibs had a shut off valve located immediately behind the bib. This allows for the bib to be turned off individually, which can add a secondary measure of protection.

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Old 4/17/18, 10:46 AM
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When I inspect attic insulation, I begin by checking the type of insulation and depth. By measuring the depth of insulation this information can be passed on to the client, depending on the area will dictate if further action is recommended. Typical homes will have fiberglass batts or blown in insulation, both can be quickly measured. If sprayed insulation is used, consulting the manufacture to determine the R value may be required. Next, checking for baffles between the rafters, this ensures proper airflow of the attic. Also checking to make sure insulation hasn't accumulated on the soffit, which would negate the soffit's purpose. During this inspection I'm checking for dirty spots in the insulation. This could be an indication of either moisture or dust/dirt being blown into the insulation from the outside. Finally, if any spots have been compacted down, It will be recommended they are fluffed out. As compacted insulation is not as efficient as fluffed insulation.

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Old 4/17/18, 10:48 AM
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A sump pump usually stands in a sump pit -- a hole with a gravel base about 2 feet (60 centimeters) deep and 18 inches (45 centimeters) wide -- dug in the lowest part of your basement or crawlspace. As the pit fills with water, the pump turns on. It moves the liquid out of the pit through pipes that run away from your home to a spot where the water can drain away from your foundation. The pipe usually has a one-way valve called a check valve at the pump end to keep the water from flowing back into the pit. Most sump pumps turn on automatically through a float activatorarm or a pressure sensor.. The float activator works a lot like the one in your toilet tank. A buoyant ball floats on top of the water, manually moving the arm as the water level rises. Automatic pumps also have an option to activate the pump if the float arm or sensor should fail to work.

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Old 4/17/18, 10:48 AM
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A sump pump usually stands in a sump pit -- a hole with a gravel base about 2 feet (60 centimeters) deep and 18 inches (45 centimeters) wide -- dug in the lowest part of your basement or crawlspace. As the pit fills with water, the pump turns on. It moves the liquid out of the pit through pipes that run away from your home to a spot where the water can drain away from your foundation. The pipe usually has a one-way valve called a check valve at the pump end to keep the water from flowing back into the pit. Most sump pumps turn on automatically through a float activatorarm or a pressure sensor.. The float activator works a lot like the one in your toilet tank. A buoyant ball floats on top of the water, manually moving the arm as the water level rises. Automatic pumps also have an option to activate the pump if the float arm or sensor should fail to work.

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Old 4/17/18, 4:20 PM
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It is a great help to have all the windows and doors accessible so I can easily check the condition and operation of them. If you have casement windows and have removed the cranks, please have them available at windows. Open all blinds and curtains for easier access, and if possible move furniture to allow for access. Any breakable or valuable items on window sills should be removed (the inspector will not move them or move furniture).

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Old 4/17/18, 4:21 PM
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Envejecer en el propio ambiente es un fenmeno que describe a la capacidad de los ciudadanos mayores a vivir independientemente en sus casas por el mximo tiempo posible. Aquellos que se envejecen en su propio ambiente no tendrn que mudar de su residencia actual para asegurar servicios de apoyo necesarios en respuesta a sus necesidades cambiantes.

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Old 4/17/18, 5:30 PM
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Image of deck stairs and railing. Further evaluation by a qualified professional required. Many safety concerns to mention here are a few, Railing safety guidelines not followed, open stair risers, structural members of stairs (stringers) cut from 2"x10" best practices are from 2"x12" material. Stringer hanger supports not used.

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Old 4/17/18, 5:32 PM
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Septic pump alarm was tested and is functional. Inside of pump tank contains a maintenance rope for the pump. Timer on the pump is functional and upon activation, water flow was heard inside the pipe from the pump. Control panel is securely attached to support pole. System appears to be in good working order.

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Old 4/17/18, 5:39 PM
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Closed cell spray foam insulation has become an extremely popular insulation choice due to its high R-value and its air impermeability, but it is costly and hazardous to your health. Soy foam is a new alternative that comes without the health hazards that spray foam does. It is made from soybeans and like spray foam, is available in both closed cell and open cell formats. The closed cell is air impermeable and has an R-value of 5.5

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Old 4/17/18, 5:44 PM
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I read;Stairway Inspection by Nick Gromicko.
In the article Nick referenced stairway related death's in 2004. I was surprised to learn that the amount of stairway related deaths was greater than swimming pool and bathtub drowning deaths. As a home inspector safety of my clients will be the top priority and I found this article helpful.

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