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Old 1/22/19, 1:25 PM
Terrence McCarter Terrence McCarter is offline
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Exterior. This picture is taken at the northeast portion of the residence. There is a defect with the downspout that has become disconnected with the underground drain system. Recommend evaluation and correction of the downspout. Additionally there is an Algae like stain on the siding that we would recommend evaluation and removal of same.

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Old 1/22/19, 1:36 PM
Terrence McCarter Terrence McCarter is offline
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I read an inspection Article about Adjustable Steel Columns. I learned that the column must be installed straight (within an inch of plumb) and mechanically attached to both the floor and the beam. Additionally, the recommended diameter of the column be 3 or more inches and there must be a rust inhibiting paint on the column. There should be no more than 3" of the screw threads exposed.

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Old 1/22/19, 1:40 PM
Harry H. Coates, LHI #11046 Harry H. Coates, LHI #11046 is offline
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Ponding or poor slope was observed in the gutters at the front roof. Recommend adjustment of the gutter slope to ensure proper drainage. Routine cleaning is recommended for gutters that may retain debris or leaves in order to allow proper drainage of the roof.

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Old 1/22/19, 1:51 PM
Harry H. Coates, LHI #11046 Harry H. Coates, LHI #11046 is offline
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Inspection Article regarding Grinder Pumps. An important component of a sewerage system where portions of the system may be lower than the level of the building's sewer or septic systems. The grinder pump should be routinely inspected and maintained to allow for continuous use. It is also a good practice to inform the home buyer of the proper function and limitations of this piece of equipment.

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Old 1/22/19, 2:06 PM
Jared Elliott Jared Elliott is offline
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Inspection of the masonry fireplace I observed no visible cracking or signs of leakage on the doors. Ash box was unable to be checked due to debris and ash. This is an inspection restriction. Recommend hearth floor be cleaned and ash box be viewed for condition as there is no other clean out observed within the system.

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Old 1/22/19, 2:13 PM
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This image is of a Electric Heating/Cooling unit. The unit fully operated with normal operation of the thermostat (located near the end of the hallway in the living room). All drain pipes and evaporator coil piping installed and in good working order at the time of inspection. Up to date maintenance inspections located on sticker of the unit as well.

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Old 1/22/19, 2:21 PM
Jared Elliott Jared Elliott is offline
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The crawlspace of any home can pose its own risk of challenges. From improper access to dangers within the space itself. Some of these dangers may include structural collapse, pests of all varieties, and poisonous gas. Standing water and sewage can also be present, which can lead to odor, microbial growth and the potential hazard of electric shock. Always be careful while inspecting crawl spaces.

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Old 1/22/19, 2:30 PM
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I choose to read the article "10 easy ways to save money and energy in your home".
In this article was many tips that would benefit any home owner with money saving ideas along with being more energy efficient. For example, using a ceiling fan is more cost effective then using your house cooling system to stay cool. A tankless water heater is more cost effective due to the ability to heat water instantly and not having water in a tank kept warm with constant use of the system to keep it warm. There are also shower heads and toilets that are more efficient with water usage, saving money and conserving water. There are also benefits to using some of these tips, many financial incentives can given to the homeowner by using some of these tips.

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