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Inspection Report

Mrs. Heide Deditius

Property Address:
2131 Babbit Ct.
Forest Grove, OR 97116

Pacific NW Home Inspections

Tom Island / OCHI #1075
2131 Babbit Ct.
Forest Grove, OR 97116
(503) 730-9494



Date: 11/5/2006 Time: 10:16 AM Report ID: 11-05-2006
Property:
2131 Babbit Ct.
Forest Grove, OR 97116
Customer:
Mrs. Heide Deditius
Real Estate Professional:

Thank you for allowing Pacific NW Home Inspections be a part of your real estate transaction.  We appreciate the opportunity to be of service to you. 

This inspection conforms to the Standards of Practice of the State of Oregon and is a visual inspection of the readily accessible areas and components of the home at the time of the inspection.  The inspection is not a code compliance review or permit verification.  For complete information about the scope and limitations of this report, refer to your Inspection Agreement, which is part of this report.

Again, thank you for selecting Pacific NW Home Inspections for your inspection needs.  Please feel free to call us with any questions or concerns that you may have with your new home or this inspection report.

Sincerely,
Tom Island, owner
Pacific NW Home Inspections

This home is new construction. Please review this report closely to determine if any item or component was not inspected due to incomplete work or no utilities. It is common that a new home can need painting or caulking again within the first 5 years due to normal shrinkage and new material. Settlement cracks found in homes usually occur within the first three years. Most builders give a one year warranty on materials and labor. For this reason, please consider another inspection within one year to get the most out of your warranty with your builder.

Comment Key or Definitions

The following definitions of comment descriptions represent this inspection report. All comments by the inspector should be considered before purchasing this home. Any recommendations by the inspector to repair or replace suggests a second opinion or further inspection by a qualified contractor. All costs associated with further inspection fees and repair or replacement of item, component or unit should be considered before you purchase the property.

Inspected (IN) = I visually observed the item, component or unit and if no other comments were made then it appeared to be functioning as intended allowing for normal wear and tear.

Not Inspected (NI)= I did not inspect this item, component or unit and made no representations of whether or not it was functioning as intended and will state a reason for not inspecting.

Not Present (NP) = This item, component or unit is not in this home or building.

Repair or Replace (RR) = The item, component or unit is not functioning as intended, or needs further inspection by a qualified contractor. Items, components or units that can be repaired to satisfactory condition may not need replacement.

Age Of Home:
Under 5 Years

Client Is Present:
Yes

Weather:
Light Rain

Temperature:
Below 60

Rain in last 3 days:
Yes




1. Roofing

The home inspector shall observe: Roof covering; Roof drainage systems; Flashings; Skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations; and Signs of' leaks or abnormal condensation on building components. The home inspector shall: Describe the type of roof covering materials; and Report the methods used to observe the roofing. The home inspector is not required to: Walk on the roofing; or Observe attached accessories including but not limited to solar systems, antennae, and lightning arrestors.

Styles & Materials
Roof Covering:
Architectural
Asphalt/Fiberglass
Viewed roof covering from:
Walked roof
Sky Light(s):
None
Chimney (exterior):
N/A
Inspection Items
1.0 ROOF COVERINGS
Comments: Repair or Replace
Board nailed to roof while constructing home was left on.  Moisture will leach into the structure through the nails if not removed and adequately caulked.  A qualified contractor should inspect and repair as needed.
1.0 Picture 1
1.1 FLASHINGS
Comments: Inspected
1.2 SKYLIGHTS, CHIMNEYS AND ROOF PENETRATIONS
Comments: Repair or Replace
Hole for furnace vent was originally cut in wrong location on roof and than improperly patched, flashed and moved.  Repair should be done with flashing attached to underlayment of roof and new shingles adequately covering flashing.  A qualified roofing contractor should inspect and repair immediately.
1.2 Picture 1
1.3 ROOF DRAINAGE SYSTEMS
Comments: Inspected
The roof of the home was inspected and reported on with the above information. While the inspector makes every effort to find all areas of concern, some areas can go unnoticed. Roof coverings and skylights can appear to be leak proof during inspection and weather conditions. Our inspection makes an attempt to find a leak but sometimes cannot. Please be aware that the inspector has your best interest in mind. Any repair items mentioned in this report should be considered before purchase. It is recommended that qualified contractors be used in your further inspection or repair issues as it relates to the comments in this inspection report.

2. Exterior

The home inspector shall observe: Wall cladding, flashings, and trim; Entryway doors and a representative number of windows; Garage door operators; Decks, balconies, stoops, steps, areaways, porches and applicable railings; Eaves, soffits, and fascias; and Vegetation, grading, drainage, driveways, patios, walkways, and retaining walls with respect to their effect on the condition of the building. The home inspector shall: Describe wall cladding materials; Operate all entryway doors and a representative number of windows; Operate garage doors manually or by using permanently installed controls for any garage door operator; Report whether or not any garage door operator will automatically reverse or stop when meeting reasonable resistance during closing; and Probe exterior wood components where deterioration is suspected. The home inspector is not required to observe: Storm windows, storm doors, screening, shutters, awnings, and similar seasonal accessories; Fences; Presence of safety glazing in doors and windows; Garage door operator remote control transmitters; Geological conditions; Soil conditions; Recreational facilities (including spas, saunas, steam baths, swimming pools, tennis courts, playground equipment, and other exercise, entertainment, or athletic facilities); Detached buildings or structures; or Presence or condition of buried fuel storage tanks. The home inspector is not required to: Move personal items, panels, furniture, equipment, plant life, soil, snow, ice or debris that obstructs access or visibility.

Styles & Materials
Siding Style:
Batten
Siding Material:
Composite board
Shingles
Exterior Entry Doors:
Wood
Appurtenance:
Porch
Sidewalk
Driveway:
Concrete
Inspection Items
2.0 WALL CLADDING FLASHING AND TRIM
Comments: Repair or Replace
The stone facade at the exterior front of home is loose and missing mortar.  A qualified contractor should inspect and repair as needed.
2.0 Picture 1
2.1 DOORS (Exterior)
Comments: Repair or Replace
(1)  Exterior kitchen door at upper level deck needs prep and paint (exterior). Door manufacturers will not honor warranty if exterior primed surface is not painted adequately.  A qualified contractor should inspect and paint.
2.1 Picture 1
(2) The upper level deck off kitchen needs prep and paint at bottom sill. Unpainted wood may deteriorate if not corrected. A qualified person should prep and paint as needed.
2.1 Picture 2
2.2 WINDOWS
Comments: Inspected
2.3 DECKS, BALCONIES, STOOPS, STEPS, AREAWAYS, PORCHES, PATIO/ COVER AND APPLICABLE RAILINGS
Comments: Inspected
2.4 VEGETATION, GRADING, DRAINAGE, DRIVEWAYS, PATIO FLOOR, WALKWAYS AND RETAINING WALLS (With respect to their effect on the condition of the building)
Comments: Inspected
2.5 EAVES, SOFFITS AND FASCIAS
Comments: Repair or Replace
The exposed eave needs primer and paint at the front of home left side (facing front) upper roof.
2.5 Picture 1
The exterior of the home was inspected and reported on with the above information. While the inspector makes every effort to find all areas of concern, some areas can go unnoticed. Please be aware that the inspector has your best interest in mind. Any repair items mentioned in this report should be considered before purchase. It is recommended that qualified contractors be used in your further inspection or repair issues as it relates to the comments in this inspection report.

3. Garage

Styles & Materials
Garage Door Type:
One manual
Garage Door Material:
Metal
Auto-opener Manufacturer:
N/A
Inspection Items
3.0 GARAGE CEILINGS
Comments: Inspected
3.1 GARAGE WALLS (INCLUDING FIREWALL SEPARATION)
Comments: Inspected
3.2 GARAGE FLOOR
Comments: Inspected
3.3 GARAGE DOOR (S)
Comments: Inspected
3.4 OCCUPANT DOOR FROM GARAGE TO INSIDE HOME
Comments: Inspected
3.5 GARAGE DOOR OPERATORS (Report whether or not doors will reverse when met with resistance)
Comments: Not Present

4. Interiors

The home inspector shall observe: Walls, ceiling, and floors; Steps, stairways, balconies, and railings; Counters and a representative number of installed cabinets; and A representative number of doors and windows. The home inspector shall: Operate a representative number of windows and interior doors; and Report signs of abnormal or harmful water penetration into the building or signs of abnormal or harmful condensation on building components. The home inspector is not required to observe: Paint, wallpaper, and other finish treatments on the interior walls, ceilings, and floors; Carpeting; or Draperies, blinds, or other window treatments.

Styles & Materials
Ceiling Materials:
Drywall
Wall Material:
Drywall
Floor Covering(s):
Carpet
Tile
Wood
Interior Doors:
Hollow core
Window Types:
Single-hung
Thermal/Insulated
Window Manufacturer:
MILGARD
Cabinetry:
Wood
Countertop:
Tile
Inspection Items
4.0 CEILINGS
Comments: Repair or Replace
The Sheetrock on the ceiling has several hairline cracks (cosmetic from settlement) at the Living Room (at top of stairs) upstairs. While this damage is cosmetic, it needs to be repaired. A qualified person should repair as needed.
4.0 Picture 1
4.1 WALLS
Comments: Repair or Replace
The sheetrock on the wall has several hairline cracks at the main entry. While this damage is cosmetic, it needs to be repaired. A qualified person should repair and repaint as needed.
4.1 Picture 1
4.2 FLOORS
Comments: Repair or Replace
I recommend silicone caulk along floor and tub at master bath and guest bath.  
4.2 Picture 1
4.3 STEPS, STAIRWAYS, BALCONIES AND RAILINGS
Comments: Inspected
4.4 COUNTERS AND A REPRESENTATIVE NUMBER OF CABINETS
Comments: Repair or Replace
Tile Countertop is swollen at diagonal seam and has loose tile or grout. Recommend repair of regrouting by qualified contractor.  Caulking will be improper fix for this area and must be re-grouted.
4.4 Picture 1
4.5 DOORS (REPRESENTATIVE NUMBER)
Comments: Inspected
4.6 WINDOWS (REPRESENTATIVE NUMBER)
Comments: Inspected
The interior of the home was inspected and reported on with the above information. While the inspector makes every effort to find all areas of concern, some areas can go unnoticed. The inspection did not involve moving furniture and inspecting behind furniture, area rugs or areas obstructed from view. Please be aware that the inspector has your best interest in mind. Any repair items mentioned in this report should be considered before purchase. It is recommended that qualified contractors be used in your further inspection or repair issues as it relates to the comments in this inspection report.

5. Structural Components

The Home Inspector shall observe structural components including foundations, floors, walls, columns or piers, ceilings and roof. The home inspector shall describe the type of Foundation, floor structure, wall structure, columns or piers, ceiling structure, roof structure. The home inspector shall: Probe structural components where deterioration is suspected; Enter under floor crawl spaces, basements, and attic spaces except when access is obstructed, when entry could damage the property, or when dangerous or adverse situations are suspected; Report the methods used to observe under floor crawl spaces and attics; and Report signs of abnormal or harmful water penetration into the building or signs of abnormal or harmful condensation on building components. The home inspector is not required to: Enter any area or perform any procedure that may damage the property or its components or be dangerous to or adversely effect the health of the home inspector or other persons.

Styles & Materials
Foundation:
Poured concrete
Method used to observe Crawlspace:
Crawled
Floor Structure:
2 X 8
Wall Structure:
2 X 6 Wood
Columns or Piers:
Wood piers
Ceiling Structure:
2X6
Roof Structure:
2 X 6 Rafters
Roof-Type:
Gable
Method used to observe attic:
Walked
Attic info:
Storage
Inspection Items
5.0 FOUNDATIONS, BASEMENTS AND CRAWLSPACES (Report signs of abnormal or harmful water penetration into the building or signs of abnormal or harmful condensation on building components.)
Comments: Inspected
5.1 WALLS (Structural)
Comments: Inspected
5.2 COLUMNS OR PIERS
Comments: Inspected
5.3 FLOORS (Structural)
Comments: Inspected
5.4 CEILINGS (structural)
Comments: Inspected
5.5 ROOF STRUCTURE AND ATTIC
Comments: Inspected
The structure of the home was inspected and reported on with the above information. While the inspector makes every effort to find all areas of concern, some areas can go unnoticed. Please be aware that the inspector has your best interest in mind. Any repair items mentioned in this report should be considered before purchase. It is recommended that qualified contractors be used in your further inspection or repair issues as it relates to the comments in this inspection report.

6. Plumbing System

The home inspector shall observe: Interior water supply and distribution system, including: piping materials, supports, and insulation; fixtures and faucets; functional flow; leaks; and cross connections; Interior drain, waste, and vent system, including: traps; drain, waste, and vent piping; piping supports and pipe insulation; leaks; and functional drainage; Hot water systems including: water heating equipment; normal operating controls; automatic safety controls; and chimneys, flues, and vents; Fuel storage and distribution systems including: interior fuel storage equipment, supply piping, venting, and supports; leaks; and Sump pumps. The home inspector shall describe: Water supply and distribution piping materials; Drain, waste, and vent piping materials; Water heating equipment; and Location of main water supply shutoff device. The home inspector shall operate all plumbing fixtures, including their faucets and all exterior faucets attached to the house, except where the flow end of the faucet is connected to an appliance. The home inspector is not required to: State the effectiveness of anti-siphon devices; Determine whether water supply and waste disposal systems are public or private; Operate automatic safety controls; Operate any valve except water closet flush valves, fixture faucets, and hose faucets; Observe: Water conditioning systems; Fire and lawn sprinkler systems; On-site water supply quantity and quality; On-site waste disposal systems; Foundation irrigation systems; Spas, except as to functional flow and functional drainage; Swimming pools; Solar water heating equipment; or Observe the system for proper sizing, design, or use of proper materials.

Styles & Materials
Water Source:
Public
Water Filters:
None
Plumbing Water Supply (into home):
PVC
Plumbing Water Distribution (inside home):
Copper
Washer Drain Size:
2" Diameter
Plumbing Waste:
ABS
Water Heater Power Source:
Electric
Water Heater Capacity:
40 Gallon (1-2 people)
Manufacturer:
RHEEM
Inspection Items
6.0 PLUMBING DRAIN, WASTE AND VENT SYSTEMS
Comments: Repair or Replace
The plumbing rough in "cap" was never removed from vent pipe on the roof and should be removed immediately for adequate ventilation and to allow for proper drainage of kitchen fixtures.
6.0 Picture 1
6.1 PLUMBING WATER SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS AND FIXTURES
Comments: Repair or Replace
The tub spout is loose and needs caulking at the master bath. Repairs are needed. A qualified person should repair as necessary.
6.1 Picture 1
6.2 HOT WATER SYSTEMS, CONTROLS, CHIMNEYS, FLUES AND VENTS
Comments: Inspected
6.3 MAIN WATER SHUT-OFF DEVICE (Describe location)
Comments: Inspected
6.4 FUEL STORAGE AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS (Interior fuel storage, piping, venting, supports, leaks)
Comments: Inspected
6.5 MAIN FUEL SHUT OFF (Describe Location)
Comments: Inspected
6.6 SUMP PUMP
Comments: Inspected
The plumbing in the home was inspected and reported on with the above information. While the inspector makes every effort to find all areas of concern, some areas can go unnoticed. Washing machine drain line for example cannot be checked for leaks or the ability to handle the volume during drain cycle. Older homes with galvanized supply lines or cast iron drain lines can be obstructed and barely working during an inspection but then fails under heavy use. If the water is turned off or not used for periods of time (like a vacant home waiting for closing) rust or deposits within the pipes can further clog the piping system. Please be aware that the inspector has your best interest in mind. Any repair items mentioned in this report should be considered before purchase. It is recommended that qualified contractors be used in your further inspection or repair issues as it relates to the comments in this inspection report.

7. Electrical System

The home inspector shall observe: Service entrance conductors; Service equipment, grounding equipment, main over current device, and main and distribution panels; Amperage and voltage ratings of the service; Branch circuit conductors, their over current devices, and the compatibility of their ampacities and voltages; The operation of a representative number of installed ceiling fans, lighting fixtures, switches and receptacles located inside the house, garage, and on the dwelling's exterior walls; The polarity and grounding of all receptacles within six feet of interior plumbing fixtures, and all receptacles in the garage or carport, and on the exterior of inspected structures; The operation of ground fault circuit interrupters; and Smoke detectors. The home inspector shall describe: Service amperage and voltage; Service entry conductor materials; Service type as being overhead or underground; and Location of main and distribution panels. The home inspector shall report any observed aluminum branch circuit wiring. The home inspector shall report on presence or absence of smoke detectors, and operate their test function, if accessible, except when detectors are part of a central system. The home inspector is not required to: Insert any tool, probe, or testing device inside the panels; Test or operate any over current device except ground fault circuit interrupters; Dismantle any electrical device or control other than to remove the covers of the main and auxiliary distribution panels; or Observe: Low voltage systems; Security system devices, heat detectors, or carbon monoxide detectors; Telephone, security, cable TV, intercoms, or other ancillary wiring that is not a part of the primary electrical distribution system; or Built-in vacuum equipment.

Styles & Materials
Electrical Service Conductors:
Below ground
220 volts
Panel capacity:
200 AMP
Panel Type:
Circuit breakers
Electric Panel Manufacturer:
CUTLER HAMMER
Branch wire 15 and 20 AMP:
Copper
Wiring Methods:
Romex
Inspection Items
7.0 SERVICE ENTRANCE CONDUCTORS
Comments: Inspected
7.1 SERVICE AND GROUNDING EQUIPMENT, MAIN OVERCURRENT DEVICE, MAIN AND DISTRIBUTION PANELS
Comments: Inspected
7.2 BRANCH CIRCUIT CONDUCTORS, OVERCURRENT DEVICES AND COMPATIBILITY OF THEIR AMPERAGE AND VOLTAGE
Comments: Inspected
7.3 CONNECTED DEVICES AND FIXTURES (Observed from a representative number operation of ceiling fans, lighting fixtures, switches and receptacles located inside the house, garage, and on the dwelling's exterior walls)
Comments: Repair or Replace
Outlet not working in the living room by bathroom. Further inspection and repair is needed by a qualified licensed electrician. .
7.3 Picture 1
7.4 POLARITY AND GROUNDING OF RECEPTACLES WITHIN 6 FEET OF INTERIOR PLUMBING FIXTURES, AND ALL RECEPTACLES IN GARAGE, CARPORT, EXTERIOR WALLS OF INSPECTED STRUCTURE
Comments: Inspected
7.5 OPERATION OF GFCI (GROUND FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTERS)
Comments: Inspected
7.6 LOCATION OF MAIN AND DISTRIBUTION PANELS
Comments: Inspected
7.7 SMOKE DETECTORS
Comments: Inspected
Although we do test accessible smoke detectors during the inspection, the test button may not be indicative of proper and safe alarm operation after move-in.  Smoke alarms that do not operate properly pose a life threatening safety risk.  Client should test all smoke alarms immediately upon move-in and retest every 30 days thereafter and replace any found not working properly.  We recommend also that our clients develop an emergency fire escape plan the the entire home.  Smoke alarms in new houses are installed at all levels of the residence and inside and outside all sleeping areas.  This is a good upgrade for older homes.
7.8 CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS
Comments: Not Present
There is no carbon monoxide detector found in home. It is recommended that one be installed according to the manufacturer's instructions.
The electrical system of the home was inspected and reported on with the above information. While the inspector makes every effort to find all areas of concern, some areas can go unnoticed. Outlets were not removed and the inspection was only visual. Any outlet not accessible (behind the refrigerator for example) was not inspected or accessible. Please be aware that the inspector has your best interest in mind. Any repair items mentioned in this report should be considered before purchase. It is recommended that qualified contractors be used in your further inspection or repair issues as it relates to the comments in this inspection report.

8. Heating / Central Air Conditioning

The home inspector shall observe permanently installed heating and cooling systems including: Heating equipment; Cooling Equipment that is central to home; Normal operating controls; Automatic safety controls; Chimneys, flues, and vents, where readily visible; Solid fuel heating devices; Heat distribution systems including fans, pumps, ducts and piping, with supports, insulation, air filters, registers, radiators, fan coil units, convectors; and the presence of an installed heat source in each room. The home inspector shall describe: Energy source; and Heating equipment and distribution type. The home inspector shall operate the systems using normal operating controls. The home inspector shall open readily openable access panels provided by the manufacturer or installer for routine homeowner maintenance. The home inspector is not required to: Operate heating systems when weather conditions or other circumstances may cause equipment damage; Operate automatic safety controls; Ignite or extinguish solid fuel fires; or Observe: The interior of flues; Fireplace insert flue connections; Humidifiers; Electronic air filters; or The uniformity or adequacy of heat supply to the various rooms.

Styles & Materials
Heat Type:
Forced Air
Energy Source:
Natural gas
Number of Heat Systems (excluding wood):
One
Heat System Brand:
AMERICAN STANDARD
Ductwork:
Insulated
Filter Type:
Disposable
Filter Size:
16x20
Types of Fireplaces:
Vented gas logs
Operable Fireplaces:
One
Number of Woodstoves:
None
Central Air Manufacturer:
NONE
Number of AC Only Units:
None
Inspection Items
8.0 HEATING EQUIPMENT
Comments: Inspected
8.1 NORMAL OPERATING CONTROLS
Comments: Inspected
8.2 AUTOMATIC SAFETY CONTROLS
Comments: Inspected
8.3 DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS (including fans, pumps, ducts and piping, with supports, insulation, air filters, registers, radiators, fan coil units and convectors)
Comments: Inspected
The filter location is in the attic.
8.4 PRESENCE OF INSTALLED HEAT SOURCE IN EACH ROOM
Comments: Inspected
8.5 CHIMNEYS, FLUES AND VENTS (for fireplaces, gas water heaters or heat systems)
Comments: Inspected
Recommend installing a chimney hood on all chimney flue(s) to divert water away and help protect the flues and chimney(s) from deterioration.
8.6 SOLID FUEL HEATING DEVICES (Fireplaces, Woodstove)
Comments: Not Present
8.7 GAS/LP FIRELOGS AND FIREPLACES
Comments: Not Inspected
8.8 COOLING AND AIR HANDLER EQUIPMENT
Comments: Not Present
8.9 NORMAL OPERATING CONTROLS
Comments: Inspected
8.10 PRESENCE OF INSTALLED COOLING SOURCE IN EACH ROOM
Comments: Not Present
The heating and cooling system of this home was inspected and reported on with the above information. While the inspector makes every effort to find all areas of concern, some areas can go unnoticed. The inspection is not meant to be technically exhaustive. The inspection does not involve removal and inspection behind service door or dismantling that would otherwise reveal something only a licensed heat contractor would discover. Please be aware that the inspector has your best interest in mind. Any repair items mentioned in this report should be considered before purchase. It is recommended that qualified contractors be used in your further inspection or repair issues as it relates to the comments in this inspection report.

9. Insulation and Ventilation

The home inspector shall observe: Insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces; Ventilation of attics and foundation areas; Kitchen, bathroom, and laundry venting systems; and the operation of any readily accessible attic ventilation fan, and, when temperature permits, the operation of any readily accessible thermostatic control. The home inspector shall describe: Insulation in unfinished spaces; and Absence of insulation in unfinished space at conditioned surfaces. The home inspector shall: Move insulation where readily visible evidence indicates the need to do so; and Move insulation where chimneys penetrate roofs, where plumbing drain/waste pipes penetrate floors, adjacent to earth filled stoops or porches, and at exterior doors. The home inspector is not required to report on: Concealed insulation and vapor retarders; or Venting equipment that is integral with household appliances.

Styles & Materials
Attic Insulation:
Batt
Fiberglass
Ventilation:
Passive
Exhaust Fans:
Fan with light
Dryer Power Source:
220 Electric
Dryer Vent:
Flexible Metal
Floor System Insulation:
Batts
Fiberglass
Inspection Items
9.0 INSULATION IN ATTIC
Comments: Repair or Replace
Insulation is missing in attic floor between joists. Heat loss can occur more on this home than one that is properly insulated. A qualified person should install adequate insulation as needed.
9.0 Picture 1
9.1 INSULATION UNDER FLOOR SYSTEM
Comments: Inspected
9.2 VAPOR RETARDERS (ON GROUND IN CRAWLSPACE OR BASEMENT)
Comments: Inspected
9.3 VENTILATION OF ATTIC AND FOUNDATION AREAS
Comments: Inspected
9.4 VENTING SYSTEMS (Kitchens, baths and laundry)
Comments: Inspected
9.5 VENTILATION FANS AND THERMOSTATIC CONTROLS (ATTIC)
Comments: Inspected
The insulation and ventilation of the home was inspected and reported on with the above information. While the inspector makes every effort to find all areas of concern, some areas can go unnoticed. Venting of exhaust fans or clothes dryer cannot be fully inspected and bends or obstructions can occur without being accessible or visible (behind wall and ceiling coverings). Only insulation that is visible was inspected. Please be aware that the inspector has your best interest in mind. Any repair items mentioned in this report should be considered before purchase. It is recommended that qualified contractors be used in your further inspection or repair issues as it relates to the comments in this inspection report.

10. Built-In Kitchen Appliances

The home inspector shall observe and operate the basic functions of the following kitchen appliances: Permanently installed dishwasher, through its normal cycle; Range, cook top, and permanently installed oven; Trash compactor; Garbage disposal; Ventilation equipment or range hood; and Permanently installed microwave oven. The home inspector is not required to observe: Clocks, timers, self-cleaning oven function, or thermostats for calibration or automatic operation; Non built-in appliances; or Refrigeration units. The home inspector is not required to operate: Appliances in use; or Any appliance that is shut down or otherwise inoperable.

Styles & Materials
Dishwasher Brand:
WHIRLPOOL
Disposer Brand:
BADGER
Exhaust/Range hood:
RE-CIRCULATE
WHIRLPOOL
Range/Oven:
WHIRLPOOL
Built in Microwave:
WHIRLPOOL
Trash Compactors:
NONE
Inspection Items
10.0 DISHWASHER
Comments: Inspected
The dishwasher was run through a cycle to test for leaks only.  No leaks were found underneath.  Monitor on a regular basis for leaks.
10.1 RANGES/OVENS/COOKTOPS
Comments: Inspected
The oven clean cycle was not tested.
10.2 RANGE HOOD
Comments: Inspected
Range hood is re-circulating type and requires a charcoal filter be replaced annually and grease filters be cleaned regularly.
10.3 TRASH COMPACTOR
Comments: Not Present
10.4 FOOD WASTE DISPOSER
Comments: Inspected
10.5 MICROWAVE COOKING EQUIPMENT
Comments: Inspected
Appliances checked for operation only without regard to their life expectancy.
The built-in appliances of the home were inspected and reported on with the above information. While the inspector makes every effort to find all areas of concern, some areas can go unnoticed. Please be aware that the inspector has your best interest in mind. Any repair items mentioned in this report should be considered before purchase. It is recommended that qualified contractors be used in your further inspection or repair issues as it relates to the comments in this inspection report.

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General Summary


Pacific NW Home Inspections

2131 Babbit Ct.
Forest Grove, OR 97116
(503) 730-9494

Customer
Mrs. Heide Deditius

Property Address
2131 Babbit Ct.
Forest Grove, OR 97116

The following items or discoveries indicate that these systems or components do not function as intended or adversely affects the habitability of the dwelling; or warrants further investigation by a specialist, or requires subsequent observation. This summary shall not contain recommendations for routine upkeep of a system or component to keep it in proper functioning condition or recommendations to upgrade or enhance the function or efficiency of the home. This Summary is not the entire report. The complete report may include additional information of concern to the customer. It is recommended that the customer read the complete report.

1. Roofing
1.0 ROOF COVERINGS
  Repair or Replace
Board nailed to roof while constructing home was left on.  Moisture will leach into the structure through the nails if not removed and adequately caulked.  A qualified contractor should inspect and repair as needed.
1.0 Picture 1
1.2 SKYLIGHTS, CHIMNEYS AND ROOF PENETRATIONS
  Repair or Replace
Hole for furnace vent was originally cut in wrong location on roof and than improperly patched, flashed and moved.  Repair should be done with flashing attached to underlayment of roof and new shingles adequately covering flashing.  A qualified roofing contractor should inspect and repair immediately.
1.2 Picture 1

2. Exterior
2.1 DOORS (Exterior)
  Repair or Replace
(2) The upper level deck off kitchen needs prep and paint at bottom sill. Unpainted wood may deteriorate if not corrected. A qualified person should prep and paint as needed.
2.1 Picture 2

4. Interiors
4.0 CEILINGS
  Repair or Replace
The Sheetrock on the ceiling has several hairline cracks (cosmetic from settlement) at the Living Room (at top of stairs) upstairs. While this damage is cosmetic, it needs to be repaired. A qualified person should repair as needed.
4.0 Picture 1
4.1 WALLS
  Repair or Replace
The sheetrock on the wall has several hairline cracks at the main entry. While this damage is cosmetic, it needs to be repaired. A qualified person should repair and repaint as needed.
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4.2 FLOORS
  Repair or Replace
I recommend silicone caulk along floor and tub at master bath and guest bath.  
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4.4 COUNTERS AND A REPRESENTATIVE NUMBER OF CABINETS
  Repair or Replace
Tile Countertop is swollen at diagonal seam and has loose tile or grout. Recommend repair of regrouting by qualified contractor.  Caulking will be improper fix for this area and must be re-grouted.
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7. Electrical System
7.8 CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS
  Not Present
There is no carbon monoxide detector found in home. It is recommended that one be installed according to the manufacturer's instructions.


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Electrical Summary


Pacific NW Home Inspections

2131 Babbit Ct.
Forest Grove, OR 97116
(503) 730-9494

Customer
Mrs. Heide Deditius

Property Address
2131 Babbit Ct.
Forest Grove, OR 97116

The following Electrical items or discoveries indicate that these systems or components do not function as intended or adversely affects the habitability of the dwelling; or warrants further investigation by a specialist, or requires subsequent observation. This summary shall not contain recommendations for routine upkeep of a system or component to keep it in proper functioning condition or recommendations to upgrade or enhance the function or efficiency of the home. This Summary is not the entire report. The complete report may include additional information of concern to the customer. It is recommended that the customer read the complete report.

7. Electrical System
7.3 CONNECTED DEVICES AND FIXTURES (Observed from a representative number operation of ceiling fans, lighting fixtures, switches and receptacles located inside the house, garage, and on the dwelling's exterior walls)
  Repair or Replace
Outlet not working in the living room by bathroom. Further inspection and repair is needed by a qualified licensed electrician. .
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Plumbing Summary


Pacific NW Home Inspections

2131 Babbit Ct.
Forest Grove, OR 97116
(503) 730-9494

Customer
Mrs. Heide Deditius

Property Address
2131 Babbit Ct.
Forest Grove, OR 97116

The following Plumbing items or discoveries indicate that these systems or components do not function as intended or adversely affects the habitability of the dwelling; or warrants further investigation by a specialist, or requires subsequent observation. This summary shall not contain recommendations for routine upkeep of a system or component to keep it in proper functioning condition or recommendations to upgrade or enhance the function or efficiency of the home. This Summary is not the entire report. The complete report may include additional information of concern to the customer. It is recommended that the customer read the complete report.

6. Plumbing System
6.0 PLUMBING DRAIN, WASTE AND VENT SYSTEMS
  Repair or Replace
The plumbing rough in "cap" was never removed from vent pipe on the roof and should be removed immediately for adequate ventilation and to allow for proper drainage of kitchen fixtures.
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6.1 PLUMBING WATER SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS AND FIXTURES
  Repair or Replace
The tub spout is loose and needs caulking at the master bath. Repairs are needed. A qualified person should repair as necessary.
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Structural Summary


Pacific NW Home Inspections

2131 Babbit Ct.
Forest Grove, OR 97116
(503) 730-9494

Customer
Mrs. Heide Deditius

Property Address
2131 Babbit Ct.
Forest Grove, OR 97116

The following Structural items or discoveries indicate that these systems or components do not function as intended or adversely affects the habitability of the dwelling; or warrants further investigation by a specialist, or requires subsequent observation. This summary shall not contain recommendations for routine upkeep of a system or component to keep it in proper functioning condition or recommendations to upgrade or enhance the function or efficiency of the home. This Summary is not the entire report. The complete report may include additional information of concern to the customer. It is recommended that the customer read the complete report.

2. Exterior
2.0 WALL CLADDING FLASHING AND TRIM
  Repair or Replace
The stone facade at the exterior front of home is loose and missing mortar.  A qualified contractor should inspect and repair as needed.
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2.1 DOORS (Exterior)
  Repair or Replace
(1)  Exterior kitchen door at upper level deck needs prep and paint (exterior). Door manufacturers will not honor warranty if exterior primed surface is not painted adequately.  A qualified contractor should inspect and paint.
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2.5 EAVES, SOFFITS AND FASCIAS
  Repair or Replace
The exposed eave needs primer and paint at the front of home left side (facing front) upper roof.
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9. Insulation and Ventilation
9.0 INSULATION IN ATTIC
  Repair or Replace
Insulation is missing in attic floor between joists. Heat loss can occur more on this home than one that is properly insulated. A qualified person should install adequate insulation as needed.
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  INVOICE

Pacific NW Home Inspections
2131 Babbit Ct.
Forest Grove, OR 97116
(503) 730-9494
Inspected By:  Tom Island / OCHI #1075
Inspection Date: 11/5/2006
Report ID: 11-05-2006

Customer Info: Inspection Property:
Mrs. Heide Deditius
2131 Babbit Ct.
Forest Grove OR 97116


Customer's Real Estate Professional:

 
2131 Babbit Ct.
Forest Grove, OR 97116
 

Inspection Fee:

Service Price Amount Sub-Total
Heated Sq Ft 1,001 - 2,000 300.00 1 300.00

Tax $0.00
Total Price $300.00

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