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					             Professional Home Inspection Service
                        1278 Vestal Ave. Binghamton, NY 13903                          Phone 607.773.1519
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                                          123 Pleasant Drive Anytown, NY 15551
                                              Date of Inspection: 02/20/2008

                     INSPECTION REPORT PREPARED EXCLUSIVELY FOR
                                   John Homebuyer
Dear John,
        Thank you for using Professional Home Inspection Service. We hope that our inspection and testing services
have been helpful to you. If you have any questions about your report or need further information, please call us at (607)
773-1519.
   We would like to take this opportunity to suggest that a periodic reinspection of the dwelling’s structural and
mechanical systems can help you efficiently maintain the building and prevent minor deficiencies from becoming serious
and expensive problems.
    Our satisfied customers are our best referral network. If you feel that our services have been beneficial, please inform
your real estate agent, lawyer, banker, or anyone you may know who is purchasing a new home or commercial building.
    Thank you for your patronage and best wishes.




                                     Keith Oberg, NYS Lic. #16000006691,
                                     ASHI Certified Inspector #10402




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                                   CHOOSE YOUR LEVEL OF DETAIL!
                                  HOW TO READ THE ALL-IN-1 REPORT
1.      QUICK SUMMARY: The "Quick Summary", starting on page 4, is a listing of each of the inspected systems with
its general condition briefly indicated, along with any especially significant concerns.
2.      SIGNIFICANT UPGRADES: This section follows the Quick Summary and is a listing of some of the items that
the inspector feels are noteworthy improvements in a building of this age and style.
3.      SYSTEM-BY-SYSTEM & ROOM-BY-ROOM NARRATIVE: The balance of the report provides expanded
information on these systems, including the inspector's observations and recommendations to help you to fully understand
the issues.
4.      PHOTOS: Photos are provided throughout the report to help you "see" what the inspector saw.
5.      HYPERLINKS: Clicking on the active hyperlinks will open your browser and display professionally produced
graphics that will help to further explain the conditions, or will take you to authoritative web sites.
6.      CALL THE INSPECTOR: Please feel free to call us with any questions!

Please refer to the "Table of Contents" on page 3 for help in navigating through the report.

                                               ABOUT THIS REPORT
    The information provided may include minor repairs, maintenance suggestions, recommended improvements to
increase the comfort, efficiency or longevity of the subject property and other points of interest, in addition to the condition
of the major components and systems of the building.
    The intent, beyond noting any observed major defects, is to be generally informative concerning the physical
and mechanical aspects of the property. No building is perfect, and almost all buildings will have numerous minor
deficiencies. If any significant deficiency uncovered in this report is a concern for you, we recommend that the issue be
further investigated and evaluated prior to closing. Any deficiencies observed involving personal safety may be indicated
as minor in terms of cost to repair, but could nonetheless result in serious injury. Components and systems are indicated
to be "adequate" if functioning as intended. No further evaluation of function or condition is offered above that of
"adequate".
    No appraisal of the market value of the property is included in this report. A finding of defects or deficiencies
concerning the property, or the existence of suggested improvements to the property, within the body of this report does
not necessarily reflect any change in the market value, or obligate any party to make corrections, except as specified by
contractual agreement between the parties. Any projected repair costs included in this report are intended to present a
rough guide or range only. Appropriate contractors should be contacted if true estimates of cost are needed.

Definition of terms used in this report:
         Minor - Item not functioning as intended, in need of routine maintenance or missing, with relatively low expense
associated, or with minimal immediate importance to the function and livability of the building.
         Safety - Item missing or not installed as required, resulting in a personal health or safety hazard.
         Significant - Item missing, not functioning as intended, or expected to fail soon, with possibility of a large expense
for correction; or item is an unusually significant safety hazard.
         Info - Helpful information about the condition of a system or component.
         Monitor - Recommendation to routinely observe a system or component for any change or deterioration and to
make corrections as necessary.




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                                            TABLE OF CONTENTS
Site Data                                                                                                      4
Quick Summary                                                                                                  4
Foundation, Drainage & Water Control                                                                           6
Roof Coverings                                                                                                 7
Framing                                                                                                        8
Insulation & Ventilation                                                                                       9
Interior Finishes                                                                                              11
Windows & Doors                                                                                                11
Exterior Finishes                                                                                              12
Solid Fuel Appliances                                                                                          12
Porches, Decks, Stairs, Rails & Walks                                                                          13
Plumbing & Water Heating                                                                                       14
HVAC (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning)                                                                 16
Electrical                                                                                                     18
Miscellaneous                                                                                                  20
Garage(s)                                                                                                      21
Interior Inspected Areas                                                                                       22
Attic & Basement Inspected Areas                                                                               24
Exterior Inspected Areas                                                                                       24




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                                                      Site Data
CLIENT & SITE INFORMATION:
    REPORT NAME
     Homebuyer0009999
    INSPECTION SITE
     123 Pleasant Drive, Anytown, NY 15551


    DATE AND TIME OF INSPECTION
     February 20, 2008 at 09:00 AM.
    CLIENT
     John Homebuyer
     1 Maple St.
     Anytown, NY 15555

    INSPECTION DAY WEATHER
     Clear, Temperature: 20's, Soil Conditions: Frozen.
    ESTIMATED AGE OF BUILDING
     15 to 20 years.
    BUILDING TYPE
     1 family, 2 story.
    ORIENTATION OF FRONT OF BUILDING
     West.
    PEOPLE PRESENT DURING INSPECTION
     Our Client(s)
    WAS SELLER QUESTIONNAIRE RETURNED?
     No.
    OCCUPANCY
     Occupied.

INSPECTED BY:

      Keith Oberg, for Professional Home Inspection Service
      New York State Home Inspector License #16000006691
      ASHI Member #10402




                                              Quick Summary
This quick summary is provided to give you a way to see the inspector's ratings of many of components in the building. Some
items that the inspector feels are noteworthy in a building of this age and style may be included in the "Significant Upgrades"
section. Please read the entire report to prior to making any decisions.
   All directional references to left, right, front or rear assume the reader is outside facing the front doors of the building.


SITE INFO
    CLIENT & ADDRESS:

      Client: John Homebuyer Site: 123 Pleasant Drive, Anytown, NY 15551
      Inspected on 02/20/2008.


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Definition of terms used in this Quick Summary:
       Satisfactory - System major component(s) in the opinion of the inspector generally appear to function as intended at the
time of inspection. No significant repair is indicated. System may have normal wear and tear or minor deficiencies.
       Review - System major component(s) in the opinion of the inspector generally appear to be missing, not functioning as
intended or in need of routine maintenance, with relatively low expense associated, or with minimal immediate importance to
the function and livability of the building.
       Attention - System major component(s) in the opinion of the inspector generally appear to be not functioning as
intended, expected to fail soon, or missing, with possibility of a large expense for correction; or item is an unusually
significant safety hazard.



Summary
    FOUNDATION                                         (details in "Foundation, Drainage & Water Control" section)


    WATER ENTRY CONTROL                                 (details in "Foundation, Drainage & Water Control" section)


    FRAMING                                            (details in "Framing" section)


    ROOF COVERINGS                                     (details in "Roof Coverings" section)
                                                             Conditions include: minor leakage, minor damage at rear eaves.

    INSULATION                                         (details in "Insulation & Ventilation" section)
                                                            Conditions include: minor missing insulation.

    ATTIC VENTILATION & MOISTURE CONTROL (details in "Insulation & Ventilation" section)


    INTERIOR FINISHES: WALLS & CEILINGS (details in "Interior Finishes" section)


    INTERIOR FINISHES: FLOORS                           (details in "Interior Finishes" section)


    WINDOWS                                           (details in "Windows & Doors" section)


    DOORS                                             (details in "Windows & Doors" section)


    EXTERIOR FINISHES                                  (details in "Exterior Finishes" section)
                                                            Conditions include: minor damage/deterioration at rear wall.

    PORCHES, DECKS, STAIRS, RAILS & WALKS (details in "Porches, Decks, Stairs, Rails & Walks" section)
                                            Conditions include: minor railing deficiencies.

    GARAGE(S)                                         (details in "Garage(s)" section)
                                                              Conditions include: minor overhead door safety considerations.




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    WATER WASTE & VENT PIPING                           (details in "Plumbing & Water Heating" section)


    PLUMBING FIXTURES                                  (details in "Plumbing & Water Heating" section)


    GAS PIPING                                        (details in "Plumbing & Water Heating" section)


    WATER HEATING                                      (details in "Plumbing & Water Heating" section)
                                                              Conditions include: minor relief valve safety considerations.

    HEATING EQUIPMENT                                  (details in "HVAC" section)
                                                             Conditions include: minor vent/chimney deficiencies for gas
                                                             fireplace.

    AIR CONDITIONING                                   (details in "HVAC" section)
                                                             The air conditioning system was not operated due to being
                                                             shut-down, or due to low outside temperatures, per the
                                                             manufacturer's recommendations. A qualified AC technician can
                                                             perform tests on a shut down system, which can provide further
                                                             information, if desired.

    MECHANICAL VENTILATION                               (details in "HVAC" section)
                                                             Conditions include: minor venting deficiencies.

    ELECTRIC SERVICE EQUIPMENT                          (details in "Electrical" section)
                                                            Conditions include: minor deficiencies at meter box or related
                                                            components,

    ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION EQUIPMENT                      (details in "Electrical" section)
                                                            Conditions include: minor safety considerations.

    SAFETY ALARMS                                      (details in "Electrical" section)


    KITCHEN APPLIANCES                                 (details in "Miscellaneous" section)


    ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES                               (details in "Miscellaneous" section)




                    Foundation, Drainage & Water Control
    General information about Foundations, Drainage and Water Control. Any small width cracks in masonry foundation walls
which may be referenced in the report that do not show evidence of offset or other significant movement are believed to be primarily
shrinkage related due to the curing process or thermal expansion and contraction. These are considered normal and are unlikely to
result in cause for concern. Monitoring of any cracks is suggested.
    Portions of the foundation walls may be covered on the interior, preventing a full inspection of the enclosed areas.
    Not all occurrences of past water entry will be found and reported. The property is typically inspected under one set of weather
conditions only. Water entry may be different under differing conditions. Significant amounts of clear water can enter a building and,
once dry, leave no telltale damage. It is often impossible to determine the amount of water entry or dampness that occurred from
observing damage that is left behind. Any comments as to water entry represent the inspector's best estimation of past conditions.
    Regular maintenance of the roof gutters and a proper grade around the building will help guard against future water entry. As with
all basements, water entry can occur during adverse conditions and dehumidification may be beneficial. Exterior conditions may

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change suddenly, drains may become clogged and water may enter from locations that have previously been dry.
   Flash floods, high winds, wildfires, earthquakes and other natural disasters can cause significant damage with little or no warning.
Be advised that buildings in our area are typically not constructed to withstand these forces of nature and this report does not address
the worthiness of the building(s) to withstand these events. Retrofit measures may be available to minimize risks, if desired.
   The adequacy of any floor drains is not determined.
   All directional references to left, right, front or rear assume the reader is outside facing the front doors of the building.



The components that were found to be adequate are listed in the appropriate areas of the "Inspected Areas" sections
at the end of this report. Any conditions that the inspector would like to draw to your attention are listed below.



GUTTERS
    EXTERIOR: LEFT SIDE
     INFO- clogged with debris.

GRADING
    EXTERIOR: RIGHT SIDE
     MINOR- negative or flat grade adjacent to building, Further Explanation: Negative grading directs water towards the
     building. Correcting the grade to slope away from the building is advised to help prevent or reduce below grade water entry
     and to help protect the foundation.
    EXTERIOR: LEFT SIDE
     MINOR- negative or flat grade adjacent to building.




                                                 Roof Coverings
   General information about roof coverings. Any life expectancies for roofing materials given in the report are rough estimates
only. Actual useful life of these components may vary. Life expectancies are based on the assumption that normal routine
maintenance will be performed. This maintenance includes removing debris, and minor repairs. Typically all portions of a roof will
not wear out at the same time. In our area, south and west facing slopes, along with valleys, often need replacement before the rest of
the roof. Roof cement (tar) flashings typically will not last for the life of the roof and should be periodically inspected and resealed.
   Many roofs in our climate experience ice dams and resultant water entry during periods of extreme winter weather conditions.
While we look for ceiling damage and staining, we may be unable to determine the likelihood of future excessive ice dams in any
individual building that we inspect. If unacceptable ice dams are experienced, reducing heat loss into the attic, and increasing
ventilation along the underside of the roof sheathing, are common remedial strategies. Also, specialized ice and water barrier
membranes are available which can be applied under shingles when reroofing.
   Any overhanging trees, whether specifically noted or not, may reduce the life of the roof covering through falling limbs, abrasion,
or depositing of debris, and may encourage moss or lichen growth.
   All directional references to left, right, front or rear assume the reader is outside facing the front doors of the building.


ROOF #1


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    METHOD OF INSPECTION & LIMITATIONS
     We were unable to fully access the roof for inspection of the roof coverings and related components due to height and/or pitch.
     If of concern, we recommend retaining a roofing contractor with suitable equipment for further inspection. Method of roof
     inspection: Viewed from ladder at eaves.
    ROOF PROFILE
     gable roof.
    MATERIAL, AGE & EXPECTED SERVICE LIFE
     Roofing Material Type: asphalt shingles, fiberglass mat type, Approximate Age of Present Layer: 6 to 10 years old,
     Estimated Remaining Service Life: 13 to 16 years, We were unable to determine number of layers.
    ADEQUATE/FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS
     Roofing Material, Plumbing Vents, Attic Ventilation, Sheathing, Skylights.

CHIMNEY #1
    ADEQUATE/FUNCTIONAL CHIMNEY COMPONENTS
     Exterior of chimney.

CONDITION OF ROOF COVERINGS
    ROOF #1
     MINOR- snow or ice removal damage Further Explanation: Shingle damage, which is believed to be due to snow and ice
     removal, was noted.




                                                         Framing
  General information about framing systems. Most framing is covered by finish materials, preventing a direct inspection. The
condition of the covered framing must be inferred from an inspection of the finishes, and is therefore necessarily limited. Evidence of
hidden framing deficiencies is unlikely to be apparent early in the life of any building.
   Minor sagging of floors, or cracking of ceiling or wall finishes, may be observed. Unless otherwise noted, these are believed to be
within the range typically found in a building of this age and style, and are believed to be the result of initial movement as wood
members dry and loads are applied, or are the result of normal deflection of joists over span. Such movement may be slowly ongoing,
but is unlikely to result in a deficiency requiring structural correction. Indications of movement should always be monitored for any
evidence of significant further movement.
   Any repair procedures recommended regarding the structural framing are generic in nature. Further evaluation and proper
specifications for any structural repairs should be obtained from an appropriate licensed professional.
   Crawlspaces provide inherently limited access. We reserve the right to determine the accessibility of any space for inspection
based on our assessment of acceptable clearances and any objectionable or hazardous conditions, and will report on the conditions
observed from whatever vantage point was obtained.
   All directional references to left, right, front or rear assume the reader is outside facing the front doors of the building.


The components that were found to be adequate are listed in the appropriate areas of the "Inspected Areas" sections
at the end of this report. Any conditions that the inspector would like to draw to your attention are listed below.




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STRUCTURE TYPES IN THIS BUILDING
    ATTIC #1
     Roof Framing: trusses, 24 inches on center.
    ATTIC #2
     Roof Framing: trusses.
    BASEMENT #1
     Foundation: The primary foundation material is concrete.
     Floor Framing: wood joists, 2x12 Above Grade Exterior Wall Structure: wood framed.
    MISCELLANEOUS EXTERIOR COMPONENTS
     Apparent primary construction type: wood framed.

RAFTERS
    ATTIC #1
     MINOR- damaged and/or cracked.




                                      Insulation & Ventilation
General information about insulation and attic ventilation systems. Established modern standards for residential attic/ceiling
insulation is roughly 15" to 18", or R-49, depending on heat type. This amount of insulation or more is considered cost effective in
most instances. Any inaccessible areas are likely to be insulated to the standards of the period of construction.
   Wall insulation is not generally observable in the course of a general home inspection. Any observations may not be
representative. The quality of any installation is undetermined.
   Established modern standards for residential wall insulation is generally R-19, or the equivalent of 6" of fiber insulation since
1980.
   Established modern standards for basement insulation is generally R-19 above grade and R-11 below grade, installed on exterior
walls or the ceiling.
   Adequate ventilation is necessary in attics to prevent damaging moisture buildup and to keep the attic as cool as possible. This
minimizes the risk of ice dams and increases the life expectancy of roof coverings. Attic ventilation should be balanced, with equal
amounts of ventilated air moving in at the lower portions of the attic space to replace air rising out of vents near the peak. Attic
insulation may impede this air flow, especially in sloped ceilings areas and cape style homes.
   Household humidity is affected by the life style of the occupants. Condensation in the attic should be monitored in winter and
additional vents installed, if necessary. Also, any areas of thermal bypass, which may carry excess moisture from the living space to
the attic, should be investigated and corrected. These may include poor seals at attic access doors, plumbing and chimney chaseways,
wiring penetrations, etc. Added insulation often increases the need for better ventilation.
   All directional references to left, right, front or rear assume the reader is outside facing the front doors of the building.


The components that were found to be adequate are listed in the appropriate areas of the "Inspected Areas" sections
at the end of this report. Any conditions that the inspector would like to draw to your attention are listed below.



ATTIC INSULATION


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    ATTIC #1
     Quantity of insulation observed: about 12 inches,
     MINOR- insulation missing or poorly installed in some areas around skylights.
     Insulation falls out at access scuttle.




EXTERIOR ABOVE GRADE WALL INSULATION
    MISCELLANEOUS EXTERIOR COMPONENTS
     INFO- The exterior above grade wall insulation apparent quantity: modern standards of about six inches, Further
     Explanation: Exterior walls are believed to be insulated to modern standards of R-19 or better, based on the age of the house
     and wall thickness. This has not been visually verified.

ATTIC VENTILATION
    ATTIC #1
     INFO- ridge vent narrower than normal.




INSULATION
    BASEMENT #1
     MINOR- SAFETY- insulation backwards, exposed paper backing, Further Explanation: The Kraft-face of some of the
     fiberglass insulation is uncovered. The manufacturer recommends covering the insulation to provide fire resistance. The most
     concern would be in areas near potential ignition sources, such as bare light bulbs. Common corrections include covering the
     Kraft paper, removing the paper or reversing the insulation.




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                                               Interior Finishes
General information about interior finishes. Any minor looseness or cracking in the wall and ceiling finishes, unless indicated
otherwise, is believed to represent normal shrinkage, deflection, or settlement and is unlikely to significantly worsen.
   Any water stains that were observed that are not addressed were presumed to be inactive. A source of active or potential leakage
may not have been determinable. We are unable to certify that leakage may not re-occur. Conditions conducive to leakage may
change due to numerous causes beyond the ability of the inspector to discover.
   All directional references to left, right, front or rear assume the reader is outside facing the front doors of the building.


The components that were found to be adequate are listed in the appropriate areas of the "Inspected Areas" sections
at the end of this report. Any conditions that the inspector would like to draw to your attention are listed below.



WALLS
    LIVING ROOM
     MINOR- stained/damaged.
    DINING ROOM
     INFO- minor cracks.

CEILING
    LIVING ROOM
     MINOR- stained, possibly roof leakage related.
    MAIN STAIRWAY
     MINOR- minor cracks.


                                            Windows & Doors
    General information about windows and doors. Windows and doors are randomly tested.
    We cannot reliably determine the presence of safety glass in all locations where warranted. Safety glass is recommended or
required at storm doors, patio doors, stair landing windows, windows less than 18" above the floor, shower doors, and windows in
shower or tub areas. Fall protection may also be appropriate for some window locations. Window screens do not provide adequate
fall protection.
    The adequacy of any window dimensions or function for emergency egress has not been determined.
    All instances of fogged insulated glass may not have been identified during the inspection.
    All directional references to left, right, front or rear assume the reader is outside facing the front doors of the building.


The components that were found to be adequate are listed in the appropriate areas of the "Inspected Areas" sections
at the end of this report. Any conditions that the inspector would like to draw to your attention are listed below.



EXTERIOR WINDOWS
    EXTERIOR: LEFT SIDE
     INFO- basement window(s) at grade, Further Explanation: Basement windows that are at, or below, grade as observed are
     conducive to insect damage and/or decay. Installing window wells to correct this condition is advised.




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                                             Exterior Finishes
   General information about exterior finishes. The adequacy of any siding installation for the prevention of water entry may be
difficult to assess without intrusive methods. Flashings, house wraps and other important leak prevention components are typically
installed under the siding and are therefore not inspected. We recommend annual inspection and repair of all caulking and monitoring
of flashings at windows, doors, roof intersections, etc., for evidence of moisture behind the siding.
   Any vegetation, which touches the building can create pest conducive conditions as well as abrasion and may promote decay. Any
overhanging trees can damage the building.
   All directional references to left, right, front or rear assume the reader is outside facing the front doors of the building.

The components that were found to be adequate are listed in the appropriate areas of the "Inspected Areas" sections
at the end of this report. Any conditions that the inspector would like to draw to your attention are listed below.



SIDING
    EXTERIOR: FRONT
     MINOR-worn or missing caulk.
    EXTERIOR: REAR
     MINOR- possible water entry points, from above, resulting in swollen sheathing. Correction or repair is recommended.




    EXTERIOR: LEFT SIDE
     MINOR- damaged.

SOFFIT AND FASCIA
    EXTERIOR: FRONT
     MINOR- damaged, woodpecker.




                                        Solid Fuel Appliances
General information about solid fuel appliances. Woodstove and fireplace flues are not fully viewable without specialized
equipment. Any comments concerning the condition of flues are derived from a limited inspection. This report does not include


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calculations of proper sizing and draft. A full determination of the condition of any unit or flue, or of compliance with fire and safety
codes, is not within the scope of this inspection. Comprehensive inspections of chimney flues are available from professional
chimney services with specialized equipment. Relining of chimneys, if necessary, typically costs approximately $1,600 or more. If of
concern, we suggest calling in a chimney specialist prior to closing. For guidelines to proper construction, clearances and other
requirements for solid fuel appliances, refer to local codes, the manufacturer's installation instructions and NFPA 211. Almost all
installations include at least some deviations from recommended practices. Unless the conditions are deemed to be abnormal from the
standard practices of the area, and of particular hazard, they may not be referenced in the report.
   Care should be exercised when operating any woodburning equipment and chimneys should be cleaned and inspected regularly.
   All directional references to left, right, front or rear assume the reader is outside facing the front doors of the building.


TYPE OF APPLIANCE
    SOLID FUEL APPLIANCE #1
     masonry fireplace with metal firebox, with gas-fired insert, Further Explanation: A gas insert has been installed in the
     fireplace, preventing inspection of the fireplace for use with solid fuel.


                     Porches, Decks, Stairs, Rails & Walks
General information about porches, decks, stairs, rails and walks. Porches and decks can collapse and cause injury or death if not
properly constructed and maintained. These areas typically require frequent maintenance due to exposure to the weather. All porches
and decks should be continually monitored for deterioration in the framing, decking, stairs, rail systems and fasteners. The inspection
of these systems during a general home inspection is necessarily limited and is intended as an overview of the general condition only.
More in-depth investigation is possible, including engineering analysis and/or intrusive inspections where components are removed
for analysis.
    Routine maintenance on porches and decks should include periodic repair of any deteriorated lumber, rails, or fasteners and
painting/sealing.
    Trips and falls are a very common form of household injury. Most homes have at least some trip and fall hazards as reported.
However, any reporting of these hazards is not necessarily comprehensive. Recognized standards for stairs, railings and walks change
frequently. In general, all stairs or landings over a couple of steps high should have a railing system, stairs should be evenly laid out
with no excessive rises or uneven rises, and openings in railing and stair systems should not be large enough to allow the passage of a
four inch diameter ball. Even if these guidelines are followed, some hazard may still exist. Maintaining stairs, railings and walks to
help avoid possible trip and fall hazards is advised.
    Retaining walls can be expensive to maintain or replace. We recommend determining the ownership of any retaining walls on, or
adjacent to, the property.
    All directional references to left, right, front or rear assume the reader is outside facing the front doors of the building.



The components that were found to be adequate are listed in the appropriate areas of the "Inspected Areas" sections
at the end of this report. Any conditions that the inspector would like to draw to your attention are listed below.



RAILINGS
    MAIN STAIRWAY
     MINOR- SAFETY- capped wall, no rail, Further Explanation: Capped stairway walls are installed without separate
     readily graspable handrails.
    FRONT STEPS/STOOP
     MINOR- SAFETY- railing missing.
    FRONT PORCH
     MINOR- SAFETY- railing missing.




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FRAME
    RIGHT SIDE DECK
     INFO- hangers corroding due to proximity to furnace exhaust outlet.




                                  Plumbing & Water Heating
   General information about plumbing and water heating. Plumbing fixtures are not typically tested for leakage and drainage
beyond quick normal operation. Testing tubs and showers with standing water may reveal potential leakage not observed during
normal operation. In particular, older tile shower pans may leak when tested with standing water. Tests of this type may result in
water damage to finished surfaces. Testing plumbing for a longer duration may reveal leaks or other deficiencies that are not found
during a general inspection. Drains may be prone to clogging in vacant buildings. More extensive operation of fixtures is suggested
prior to closing if the building has been vacant. Testing and inspection of the whirlpool tub(s) is limited. Information concerning
whirlpool safety, cleaning and maintenance can be found at these web links:
http://www.professionalhome.com/whirlpool.html
http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PUBS/5112.html
   Testing of shut off valves may also lead to leaks and water damage and therefore are not performed.
   Any water filter, conditioner, etc. may become contaminated. Regular replacement or maintenance is recommended, depending on
type.
   Determining the type of wastewater disposal system is not included in the general home inspection. Testing or inspection of any
septic systems is not included. Some older buildings presently served by municipal sewers may include abandoned septic systems.
Homeowners should be alert to any areas of subsiding soil, indicating collapsing tanks or cesspools. Often gray water from laundries
and sinks drain into drywells, even after the rest of the building has been connected to sewers, in violation of municipal codes.
   The function and condition of buried supply and waste piping is not included in the general home inspection.
   Hot water temperature was not measured. Temperatures over 125 degrees can cause scalding. We recommend adjusting the
temperature to a safe level, if necessary. Water heaters often leak large amounts of water when they fail. A floor drain located nearby
can minimize damage. The installation of water heater pans under any unit may be advisable. Similar strategies can reduce the risk of
damage from leaks at clothes washers. The normal life expectancy of a water heater is from 8 - 15 years. The longevity of any older
water heater is unpredictable. Pressure relief valves prevent explosions in water heating equipment. The manufacturer typically
recommends that pressure relief valves be replaced every 3 years to reduce the likelihood of malfunction. We recommend that
homeowners test these valves annually for basic function and replace any that fail to release water or fail to shut off after testing.
Safety controls, such as pressure relief valves and gas safety valves are typically not tested during an inspection.
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PIPING
    PLUMBING MATERIAL TYPES
     Service Type: The water service is presumed to be a municipal water supply.
     The underground service appears to be a copper pipe.
     Supply Piping Type: The primary supply piping material is copper tubing.
     Waste Piping Type: The primary waste piping material is plastic piping.
     Waste Disposal Type: Appears to be on a municipal sewer system, not verified.
    SHUT OFF LOCATIONS
     The main water supply shut off valve is located in the basement, The main gas supply shut off valve is located on the exterior of
     the building.
    PRESSURE
     INFO- low water volume and/or pressure observed when multiple fixtures are in operation. Low service pressure
     suspected.
    ADEQUATE/FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS
     Visible portions of the water service, Supply piping, Waste piping, Gas piping.

WATER HEATER #1
    SYSTEM TYPE
     Type of domestic water heater: standard tank type water heater, Energy Source: gas-fired water heater, Size: Approximately
     50 gallons, Approximate BTU rating: 40,000 BTU, Approximate Age: 3 to 6 years (typical service life is 8 to 15 years)
    MANUFACTURER
     Bradford White.
    PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE
     MINOR- SAFETY- small diameter extension pipe, Further Explanation: The pressure relief valve outlet extension pipe(s)
     is not full diameter for assured adequate flow.




    CHIMNEY OR VENT
     MINOR-Vent is pieced together with non-conforming materials. Further professional evaluation is recommended, with
     repairs as necessary.




    ADEQUATE/FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS
     Jacket, Combustion Chamber, Safety Valve/Thermostat, Gas Piping.

SINK


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    MASTER BATHROOM
     INFO- low water volume and/or pressure Further Explanation: Typical causes of low water pressure include restrictions in
     piping or fixtures, restricted filters, undersized piping, corroded piping and low service pressure.

    MAIN BATHROOM (Second Floor)
     SIGNIFICANT- low water volume and/or pressure Similar to conditions described elsewhere. (May not be noted in
     further areas where observed.)

SHOWER
    MASTER BATHROOM
     MINOR- flexes, no cracking/leakage observed, Further Explanation: Inadequate support and subsequent excessive flexing
     that can result in premature cracking and leakage was noted at the plastic shower base.


SILLCOCKS
    MISCELLANEOUS EXTERIOR COMPONENTS
     INFO- not winterized, potential for freezing.




          HVAC (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning)
   General information about HVAC systems. Periodic inspection of heating equipment and all safety features is recommended.
The longevity of heating equipment is unpredictable. Heating contractors often recommend replacement of older equipment for
improved safety and efficiency, and relatively minor deficiencies may result in a recommendation for replacement from some heating
contractors. Safety controls, such as pressure relief valves, are not typically tested in the course of a general home inspection. Heat
exchangers are never fully visible and therefore, any heat exchanger inspection is limited in nature. No heat exchanger testing is
typically performed.
   Heat sources were located in rooms as identified. However, individual units are typically not tested and the adequacy of the heat
supply to any particular area of the building cannot be determined during a general home inspection.
   Any fossil fuel burning equipment is checked for adequate draft, if feasible, under the conditions present during the inspection. An
exhaustive draft test, which would involve testing under a "worst case" scenario, i.e. all doors and windows closed and all mechanical
exhaust fans operating, was not performed as part of this general home inspection. Adequate draft is necessary in order to ensure that
combustion products, including carbon monoxide are properly exhausted from the building.
   Fossil fuel-fired equipment is capable of producing difficult to detect, but potentially lethal quantities of carbon monoxide, if
certain malfunctions, such as blocked chimneys or breached heat exchangers, should occur. Any indications of combustion gas
spillage, such as odors near the equipment, corrosion around the "stove pipe" connections, or draft hood, wintertime moisture buildup
on windows, or unexplained headaches and flu-like symptoms, should be immediately investigated. Periodic reinspection of all
gas-fired equipment is recommended to ensure that conditions conducive to carbon monoxide poisoning do not occur.
   Vent connectors and chimney flues, if applicable, were not fully inspected since dismantling would be required. Regular
inspection is recommended to ensure against any future hazardous blockage or other defects.
   Any defects that are noted in this report that concern the supply, usage or venting of natural gas or propane are probably also gas
code issues. The local utility may "red tag" these defects if any significant health risk is associated with these issues, and require
repair in order to maintain gas service.
   Sealed type humidifiers, and electronic air cleaners, if applicable, cannot be fully inspected within the scope of a general home
inspection. Covers are not removed from humidifiers due to the risk of creating leakage.


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   Homeowner maintenance of A.C. systems includes regular cleaning of air handler filters. Condensers should be kept clear of
shrubs and debris, which will impede airflow. Any indications of water leakage at the air handler should be further investigated.
Periodic professional servicing is recommended. A.C. compressors in our climate typically last from 15 to 25 years.
   It is generally recommended that any flexible plastic clothes dryer exhaust tubing, if observed, be updated to the metal type for
safer operation. Dryer exhaust tubing should be monitored for lint buildup and clogging.
   All exhaust outlets should be monitored for adequate flapper operation to ensure adequate airflow and to prevent cold air or pest
entry.
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HEATING EQUIPMENT #1
    LIMITATIONS TO HEATING INSPECTION
     Heat exchangers are never fully visible and therefore, any heat exchanger inspection is limited in nature. No testing is typically
     performed.
    SYSTEM TYPE
     gas-fired forced hot air furnace.
    MANUFACTURER
     Heil.
    EQUIPMENT AGE AND SIZE RATING
     Approximate Age: 15 to 20 years, Approximate Size Rating: about 100,000 BTU.
    HOW HEAT EXCHANGER WAS INSPECTED
     Inspected by: visually at burner inlet.
    FAN/FILTER
     INFO- filter clogged, Further Explanation: The furnace filters are dust clogged. Replacement or cleaning is recommended,
     depending on type. Furnace filters should be cleaned or replaced regularly, to prevent furnace overheating and reduced
     efficiency.
    ADEQUATE/FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS
     All visible major components (As applicable: Visible portions of heat exchanger, Fan, Filter, Ductwork, Humidifier, Exterior
     Housing, Electric Switch, Thermostat, Fuel Supply, Vent Connector, Chimney, Mechanical Room Ventilation)

HEATING EQUIPMENT #2
    SYSTEM TYPE
     gas-fired fireplace, inserted into an original wood-fired fireplace.
    CHIMNEY OR VENT
     MINOR-poor seal at top of chimney chaseway.

AIR CONDITIONER COMPRESSOR
    MISCELLANEOUS EXTERIOR COMPONENTS
     INFO- Approximate Size Rating: three ton.

CHIMNEY (as viewed from exterior)
    CHIMNEY #1
     asphalt crown deteriorated, Replacement is recommended.




ROOM VENTILATORS


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    RECREATION ROOM
     MINOR- No natural or mechanical ventilation. Further Explanation: Natural or mechanical room ventilation has been
     omitted, contrary to accepted practice. Adding ventilation to aid in controlling moisture and odors is recommended.

MECHANICAL VENTILATION
    ATTIC #1
     MINOR- fan(s) vent into attic or soffits, One or more ventilators are believed to exhaust into attic space or the eaves.
     Evidence of related moisture buildup was observed in the attic. We recommend that ventilators exhaust directly to the exterior,
     per accepted practice.




    ATTIC #2
     MINOR- exhaust duct separated, fan(s) vent into attic or soffits, Further Explanation: One or more ventilators are
     believed to exhaust into attic space or the eaves. This can result in excess moisture buildup and possible damage.
     We recommend that ventilators exhaust directly to the exterior, per accepted practice.
     exhaust duct uninsulated. Further Explanation: One or more ventilator exhaust ducts are uninsulated. To prevent
     condensation buildup and potential water damage, we recommend insulating ventilator exhaust piping exposed in attic areas.




HEAT SOURCE
    RECREATION ROOM
     MINOR- missing/none found, Further Explanation: No heat source was found. Some lending programs require heat
     sources in each "habitable" room.


                                                        Electrical
   General information about electrical systems. While electrical deficiencies may be listed as minor defects and are usually easily
corrected, an increased risk of shock or fire hazard is associated with these electrical issues, and correction is always recommended.
   Receptacles and lighting fixtures are inspected by random operation, typically one in each room. Defects may exist in untested
devices. Testing of each device may be warranted. Fixtures with light or motion sensors are not readily testable.
   Much of the electrical wiring is typically concealed behind finishes and cannot be visually inspected. Any older wiring or devices
may be subject to hidden wear or damage. The existence in the building of two prong receptacles is usually an indication of older
wiring. The age of the building may also be an indicator of older wiring.
   Circuit breakers and fuses are inspected as feasible but are not tested. The size or condition of cartridge fuses is not determined.
Circuit breakers may fail to trip at their designated maximum loads. Periodic manual tripping of all breakers is recommended to test
their function.


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    GFI receptacles and breakers are designed to protect the user from shock hazard. While they may not be required depending on
age, we recommend updating any older "wet area" receptacles to GFI type as found in NEW construction in order to better protect
occupants from potential shock hazard. GFI devices should be tested monthly by operating the manual trip and reset buttons.
    Any non-functioning light fixtures as noted in the report, unless indicated otherwise, are presumed (but not confirmed) to be due to
burned out bulbs. Some recessed lights can build up excess heat and create a fire hazard, if insulated too closely or if too large a
bulb is installed. Verifying these conditions is beyond the scope of this inspection.
    Paddle fans require a special heavy duty mounting box for adequate support. Often these boxes have not been installed in older
installations or where amateurs have done the work. The adequacy of any paddle fan support system cannot be determined in the
course of a general home inspection.
    A qualified electrician is recommended for all corrections and for further investigation of electrical safety issues, as appropriate,
prior to closing.
    Safety alarms are tested by using the test button only. Safety alarms are typically not tested when they are out of normal reach,
when their operation would unduly disturb occupants or when they are a component in a security system. Multiple alarms may be
tested by random sampling. We recommend testing of all alarms on a regular basis, as required by the manufacturer, as part of routine
maintenance.
    One functioning smoke detector is required for residential real estate sales in New York State. We recommend smoke detectors on
every level and in every bedroom hallway. New construction requirements include integrated detectors installed in each bedroom. It
is generally recommended in the industry that smoke detectors be replaced at least every 10 years.
  One functioning carbon monoxide detector, placed in the vicinity of the lowest level bedroom, is a requirement for residential real
estate sales in New York State. We recommend the installation of carbon monoxide detectors outside any bedroom areas.
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PANEL #1
    ADEQUATE/FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS
     All visible major components (As applicable: Panel Security, Grounding, Bonding, Wiring, Load, Overcurrent Protection)

ELECTRIC SERVICE
    MISCELLANEOUS EXTERIOR COMPONENTS
     MINOR- Meter pulling off wall, allowing potential water entry damage.




ELECTRIC DEVICES:
    GARAGE #1
     MINOR- SAFETY- reverse polarity at receptacles, Further Explanation: Electrical receptacles with open grounds and/or
     reversed polarity were revealed by random testing. These conditions can result in increased risk of shock hazard. Corrections
     are recommended and are normally relatively easily accomplished. We recommend testing of all of the receptacles when
     repairs are made.
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    DINING ROOM
     MINOR- 3 way switches improperly wired, Further Explanation: Three-way switches are mis-wired, preventing
     independent function. Correction can usually be easily accomplished within the switch or light outlet boxes.
    MASTER BATHROOM
     MINOR- SAFETY- no GFI protection, Further Explanation: One or more receptacles in "damp" areas are not GFI
     protected. GFI outlets provide increased shock protection in these areas and are therefore a recommended upgrade.
     Link: http://www.professionalinspectionnetwork.com/0614.html
    EXTERIOR: FRONT
     MINOR- SAFETY- no GFI protection.
    EXTERIOR: REAR
     MINOR- SAFETY- GFI device not functioning, Further Explanation: One or more GFI protected receptacles or breakers
     did not trip or reset properly as required when a ground fault was applied and are therefore not providing adequate shock
     protection. These devices may be damaged or mis-wired. Repair or replacement is advised and is normally easily addressed.
     Link: http://www.professionalinspectionnetwork.com/0614.html

ELECTRIC WIRING:
    KITCHEN
     MINOR- unprotected wiring subject to damage, in sink cabinet.




                                                Miscellaneous
    This section of the report covers miscellaneous components, kitchen appliances and some environmental issues. Appliances are
briefly tested for basic function only. Inspection is typically restricted to kitchen appliances only.
    THIS REPORT IS NOT AN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF THE PROPERTY. ANY COMMENTS MADE
ARE INCLUDED AS A COURTESY TO OUR CLIENT AND ARE NECESSARILY NOT INCLUSIVE. NO TESTING HAS
BEEN PERFORMED. IF ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES ARE A CONCERN, WE ADVISE OBTAINING A FULL
ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FROM A QUALIFIED FIRM. Testing for radon, water quality, septic system
performance and mold is available from our firm if desired.
    Asbestos: Any observations do not constitute an asbestos survey. Asbestos surveys, and removal of any asbestos containing
material, may be required prior to the issuance of building permits for renovations. Asbestos may be contained in many materials
throughout any older building. The potential existence of asbestos in any materials within the building may not be addressed in this
report. Older furnaces and boilers may contain concealed friable asbestos. Verification typically requires disassembly. In furnaces
this material was often used as insulation in the jacket and, if present, poses the potential to release fibers into the heated air.


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Professional removal or encapsulation may result in considerable expense. Further professional advice may be warranted.
Non-professional removal may result in extensive contamination of the workplace and increased health risk. For further information
please see the EPA website: http://www.epa.gov/iaq/asbestos.html
   Lead Paint: Leaded paint may exist in any older building. Well-maintained interior finishes and due diligence during any repairs
or remodeling can reduce associated hazards. Testing is available at additional cost by others, if desired.
   Mold: Any interior surface may have hidden mold, especially those finishes that show evidence of water damage, or repairs due to
moisture. While a single exposure to water leakage is unlikely to support mold growth, repeated or chronic leakage is very likely to
result in mold. Some molds are pathogenic or can produce toxins or allergens that can be harmful, particularly to sensitized
individuals. The moisture source should be remediated if still active and any mold growth removed. Most homes have some amount
of hidden mold. Removal of all hidden mold growth may require the removal of the interior finishes in the affected areas. For further
information please see the EPA website, http://www.epa.gov/mold
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The components that were found to be adequate are listed in the appropriate areas of the "Inspected Areas" sections
at the end of this report. Any conditions that the inspector would like to draw to your attention are listed below.



VEGETATION
    EXTERIOR: LEFT SIDE
     MINOR- trees overhanging building/roof, Further Explanation: Overhanging trees may cause roof damage.

APPLIANCE HOOKUPS
    BASEMENT LAUNDRY
     Gas hookups not available in this immediate area.


                                                      Garage(s)
    General information about garages. Modern building standards require fire-resistance between the garage and living space.
This normally includes specially designed and labeled self-closing doors in separating walls and fire-rated sheetrock on separating
walls and ceilings. Requirements vary depending on the age and location of the building. Therefore, a strict determination of
fire-resistance adequacy is not a part of this inspection. Web link:
http://www.professionalinspectionnetwork.com/2000.html
    Testing of overhead door safety features is limited. We recommend periodic evaluation of overhead door function and safety
features. Present codes require that when any professional repair is made to an overhead door or door operation, the system must be
fully upgraded to modern safety requirements. Typically newer automatic garage door openers have better safety features than older
units.
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GARAGE #1
    Inspector's Comments
      MINOR- Cabinet coming off wall.




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    FIRE SEPARATION SYSTEM
     MINOR- SAFETY- incomplete, door(s) in separation wall are not self closing type.
     Door unsecured. Doorjamb out of position.




    DRAIN
     MINOR- clogged, Further Explanation: Debris appears to be clogging one or more floor drains.
    ADEQUATE/FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS
     Walls/Ceilings, Framing, Foundation, Floor, Overhead Doors, Doors/Windows/Trim, Steps/Railings.

AUTOMATIC DOOR OPENER
    GARAGE #1
     MINOR- SAFETY- automatic reverse function is poorly adjusted, Further Explanation: Overhead door automatic
     opener(s) reversed when striking an object, as required to prevent possible personal injury. However, minor adjustment is
     suggested to improve the sensitivity of the pressure switch, or the travel distance.


                                       Interior Inspected Areas
This section of the report lists the interior areas that were inspected. The components that were found to be
adequate/fucntional are listed here along with conditions that may have limited the inspection. This section can also be used
to identify individual numbered areas. As an example bedroom #1 may be identified here as the master bedroom.

Any issues that were found in these areas are discussed in other sections of the report.
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ENTRY
    ADEQUATE/FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS
     All Basic Room Components (As applicable: Floor, Walls, Ceiling, Interior Doors, Windows, Closet, Electrical Components,
     Heat Source), Exterior Doors.

LIVING ROOM
    ADEQUATE/FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS
     All Basic Room Components (As applicable: Floor, Walls, Ceiling, Interior Doors, Windows, Closet, Electrical Components,
     Heat Source), Exterior Doors.

DINING ROOM
    ADEQUATE/FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS
     All Basic Room Components (As applicable: Floor, Walls, Ceiling, Interior Doors, Windows, Closet, Electrical Components,
     Heat Source), Cabinets, Counter Tops, Plumbing, Appliances, Ventilation.

POWDER ROOM (first floor)
    ADEQUATE/FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS
     All Basic Room Components (As applicable: Floor, Walls, Ceiling, Interior Doors, Windows, Closet, Electrical Components,
     Heat Source), Cabinets, Counter Tops, Plumbing, Ventilation.



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SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY
    ADEQUATE/FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS
     All Basic Room Components (As applicable: Floor, Walls, Ceiling, Interior Doors, Windows, Closet, Electrical Components,
     Heat Source), Safety Alarms.

MAIN STAIRWAY
    DESCRIPTION
     Second Floor.
    ADEQUATE/FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS
     All Basic Room Components (As applicable: Floor, Walls, Ceiling, Interior Doors, Windows, Closet, Electrical Components,
     Heat Source), Steps.

MASTER BEDROOM
    ADEQUATE/FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS
     All Basic Room Components (As applicable: Floor, Walls, Ceiling, Interior Doors, Windows, Closet, Electrical Components,
     Heat Source)

BEDROOM #1
    DESCRIPTION
     Second Floor, north.
    ADEQUATE/FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS
     All Basic Room Components (As applicable: Floor, Walls, Ceiling, Interior Doors, Windows, Closet, Electrical Components,
     Heat Source)

BEDROOM #2
    DESCRIPTION
     Second Floor, south.
    ADEQUATE/FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS
     All Basic Room Components (As applicable: Floor, Walls, Ceiling, Interior Doors, Windows, Closet, Electrical Components,
     Heat Source)

MASTER BATHROOM
    ADEQUATE/FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS
     All Basic Room Components (As applicable: Floor, Walls, Ceiling, Interior Doors, Windows, Closet, Electrical Components,
     Heat Source), Cabinets, Counter Tops, Ventilation.

MAIN BATHROOM (Second Floor)
    ADEQUATE/FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS
     All Basic Room Components (As applicable: Floor, Walls, Ceiling, Interior Doors, Windows, Closet, Electrical Components,
     Heat Source)

BASEMENT INTERIOR STAIRWAY
    ADEQUATE/FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS
     All Basic Room Components (As applicable: Floor, Walls, Ceiling, Interior Doors, Windows, Closet, Electrical Components,
     Heat Source), Stairs.

RECREATION ROOM
    DESCRIPTION
     basement.
    ADEQUATE/FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS
     Finishes (ceiling, walls, floor), Electrical Components.

BASEMENT LAUNDRY
    ADEQUATE/FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS
     Plumbing, Electrical Components.




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                          Attic & Basement Inspected Areas
This section of the report lists the unfinished attic and basement areas that were inspected. The components that were found
to be adequate/fucntional are listed here along with conditions that may have limited the inspection. This section can also be
used to identify individual numbered areas. As an example basement #1 may be identified here as the front basement.

Any issues that were found in these areas are discussed in other sections of the report.
   All directional references to left, right, front or rear assume the reader is outside facing the front doors of the building.


ATTIC #1
    ACCESS LIMITATIONS & METHOD OF INSPECTION
     Limitations: insulation, cathedral ceilings, Amount of attic area visible: about 50% Method of inspection: Viewed from
     access only.
    ADEQUATE/FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS
     Framing, Roof sheathing, Leakage, Pests.

ATTIC #2
    ATTIC LOCATION
     Garage.

BASEMENT #1
    ACCESS LIMITATIONS & METHOD OF INSPECTION
     Limitations: insulation, wall and/or ceiling finishes, Approximate amount of foundation visible: 50%
    ADEQUATE/FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS
     Foundation, Basement Floor, Floor Drain, Framing, Decking, Water Entry, Electric Components, Pests.


                                      Exterior Inspected Areas
This section of the report lists the exterior areas that were inspected. The components that were found to be
adequate/fucntional are listed here along with conditions that may have limited the inspection. This section can also be used
to identify individual numbered areas. As an example side #1 may be identified here as the front side.

Any issues that were found in these areas are discussed in other sections of the report.
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INSPECTOR'S COMMENTS
    Inspector's Comments



EXTERIOR: FRONT
    ADEQUATE/FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS
     Trim, Gutters and Downspouts, Visible foundation, Walkways, Grading, Vegetation.

FRONT STEPS/STOOP
    ADEQUATE/FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS
     All inspected components.

EXTERIOR: RIGHT SIDE
    ADEQUATE/FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS
     Finishes (siding and trim), Gutters and Downspouts, Visible foundation, Vegetation.

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             Professional Home Inspection Service
              1278 Vestal Ave. Binghamton, NY 13903                 Phone 607.773.1519


EXTERIOR: REAR
    ADEQUATE/FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS
     Soffit/Fascia, Trim, Gutters and Downspouts, Visible foundation.

REAR DECK
    ADEQUATE/FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS
     All inspected components.

EXTERIOR: LEFT SIDE
    Limitations to Exterior Inspection
     snow cover.
    ADEQUATE/FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS
     Soffit/Fascia, Trim, Gutters and Downspouts, Visible foundation.

MISCELLANEOUS EXTERIOR COMPONENTS
    ADEQUATE/FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS
     Exterior Wall Framing, Driveway, Mechanical Vent Outlets, Electric Service, Air Conditioner Compressor, Gas Exhaust Vents,
     Gas Meter.




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