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2012 W Birchwood Ave Chicago, IL 60626

AUDREY & DAVID MAEL

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Bart Wisniewski - IL Inspector 450-010522

Citizen Architects Inc. 1343 N Bosworth Ave, Suite A Chicago, IL 60642

Tel: 1.847.767.4668 Fax: 1.847.859.5878 www.citizenarchitects.com info@citizenarchitects.com

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August 21, 2013 Dear Audrey & David Mael, RE: Report No. 1016 2012 W Birchwood Ave Chicago, IL 60626 Thanks very much for choosing us to perform your home inspection. The inspection itself and the attached report comply with the requirements of the Standards of Practice of the American Society of Home Inspectors and Illinois State Home Inspector License Act. This document defines the scope of a home inspection. Clients sometimes assume that a home inspection will include many things that are beyond the scope. We encourage you to read the Standards of Practice so that you clearly understand what things are included in the home inspection and report. The report has been prepared for the exclusive use of our client. No use by third parties is intended. We will not be responsible to any parties for the contents of the report, other than the party named herein . The report is effectively a snapshot of the house, recording the conditions on a given date and time. Home inspectors cannot predict future behavior, and as such, we cannot be responsible for things that occur after the inspection. If conditions change, we are available to revisit the property and update our report. The report itself is copyrighted, and may not be used in whole or in part without our express written permission. Again, thanks very much for choosing us to perform your home inspection. Sincerely, Bart Wisniewski - IL Inspector 450-010522 on behalf of Citizen Architects Inc.

Citizen Architects Inc. 1343 N Bosworth Ave, Suite A Chicago, IL 60642 Tel: 1.847.767.4668 Fax: 1.847.859.5878 www.citizenarchitects.com info@citizenarchitects.com


Report No. 1016

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This Summary outlines potentially significant issues from a cost or safety standpoint. This section is provided as a courtesy and cannot be considered a substitute for reading the entire report. Please read the complete document. Priority Maintenance Items

Exterior WALLS \ Brick, stone and concrete Condition: Efflorescence Implication(s): Cosmetic defects | Chance of damage to finishes | Material deterioration Location: West Basement First Floor Task: Repair or replace EXTERIOR GLASS \ Glass (glazing) Condition: Broken Implication(s): Chance of water entering house | Chance of pests entering house | Increased heating and cooling costs | Reduced comfort Location: Various First Floor Second Floor Third Floor Living Room Bedroom Porch Task: Replace Time: Immediate PORCHES, DECKS, STEPS, PATIOS AND BALCONIES \ Steps and landings Condition: Landings missing or undersized Implication(s): Trip or fall hazard Location: Throughout Porch Task: Upgrade Time: When remodelling Cost: Major $15,000 - and up

Structure FOUNDATIONS \ Foundation Condition: Cracked Implication(s): Chance of water damage to contents, finishes and/or structure | Weakened structure Location: North Basement Exterior Wall Task: Repair Further evaluation Monitor Inspect annually Protect Time: Immediate FLOORS \ Beams Condition: Rust Rust at main building beam & poor piping supports Implication(s): Weakened structure | Chance of structural movement Location: Throughout Basement Task: Clean Correct Time: Less than 1 year

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Electrical DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM \ Smoke detectors Condition: None LIFE SAFETY: WIRED SD DETECTOR SYSTEM REQUIRED PER CITY OF CHICAGO BUILDING CODE. Implication(s): Fire hazard Location: Throughout First Floor Second Floor Third Floor Task: Provide Time: Immediate DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM \ Carbon monoxide (CO) detectors Condition: None LIFE SAFETY: WIRED CO DETECTOR SYSTEM REQUIRED PER CITY OF CHICAGO BUILDING CODE. Location: Throughout First Floor Second Floor Third Floor Task: Provide Time: Immediate

Heating GAS HOT WATER BOILER \ Radiators, convectors and baseboards Condition: Leak Implication(s): Chance of water damage to contents, finishes and/or structure Location: Porch, Living Room Task: Repair Time: Immediate FIREPLACE \ Fireplace damper Condition: Missing Fire Hazard: Flammable cloth used in lieu of a damper Implication(s): Chance of pests entering house | Increased heating costs | Reduced comfort Location: Throughout First Floor Second Floor Third Floor Task: Repair Further evaluation CHIMNEY AND VENT \ Masonry chimney Condition: Loose, missing or deteriorated mortar Implication(s): Material deterioration Location: Roof CHIMNEY AND VENT \ Masonry chimney cap Condition: Missing Implication(s): Chance of water damage to contents, finishes and/or structure | Shortened life expectancy of material Location: Roof Task: Provide Time: Immediate

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Condition: Cracked Implication(s): Chance of water damage to contents, finishes and/or structure | Shortened life expectancy of material Location: Roof

Interior STAIRS \ Fire safety Condition: Drywall missing or incomplete on underside of stairs Implication(s): Increased fire hazard Location: Basement BASEMENT \ Leakage Condition: Cracks Possible basement leak at the cracked North Wall Implication(s): Chance of water damage to contents, finishes and/or structure Location: North Basement Exterior Wall BASEMENT \ Wet basement - evidence Condition: Mold Implication(s): Cosmetic defects | Chance of water damage to contents, finishes and/or structure | Contaminants may enter house air Location: Various Basement Task: Repair or replace Further evaluation Request disclosure Inspect annually Time: Immediate EXHAUST FANS \ Kitchen exhaust system Condition: Missing Implication(s): Hygiene issue DESCRIPTION OF REPORT The report that follows includes a Description of the systems and components in the house as well as any Limitations that may have restricted our inspection. The most important part of the report is the Recommendations section. It is here that we identify any defects in the home and suggest improvements. LIMITING FACTORS The inspection is performed by a generalist, and in some cases, we will recommend specialists to further investigate conditions that we have identified. This is very similar to the doctor who is a general practitioner, identifying a physical condition and recommending further testing by a specialist. Home inspectors have a limited amount of time on site. Market conditions and inspection fees dictate that inspections typically run about three hours. As a result, there will be things that are not picked up by inspectors. We ask that you understand and accept this. The inspection provides great value, and adds considerably to your understanding of the home. But it is not an insurance policy with a one-time only premium, no exclusions, no deductible and no limits. A home inspection does not include an examination for pests, rot or wood destroying insects. There are specialists available who can provide these services. This Confidential Report is prepared exclusively by Citizen Architects Inc. for our Clients only.

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Please read the report carefully, and feel free to ask any questions that you may have of the inspector. Again, we will remind you that a home inspection addresses visually accessible components of the home, and does not include destructive testing. We will operate mechanical systems with normal homeowner controls. Where there are many systems of a similar type and a home, we inspect a representative sample. For example, we do not inspect every electrical outlet, every piece of siding or every brick or every window. As you read the report, we encourage you to contact us with any questions about the report or the home. Information about Carbon Monoxide: http://www.inspectionlibrary.com/Carbon_Monoxide.htm Information about Radon: http://epa.gov/radon/ Information about Lead Based Paint: http://www.epa.gov/lead/ Home Improvement - ballpark costs

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Description Flat roofing material: Modified bitumen

1. Existing Skylights at Roof

2. Existing Roof

3. Existing Roof Probability of leakage:

Low

Limitations Inspection performed:

By walking on roof

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Recommendations SLOPED ROOF FLASHINGS \ Chimney flashings 1. Condition: Missing base or cap flashings Implication(s): Chance of water damage to contents, finishes and/or structure FLAT ROOF FLASHINGS \ Flashings 2. Condition: Replace when re-roofing Location: Throughout Roof Task: Repair or replace Time: When remodelling

4. Replace when re-roofing

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Description Gutter & downspout material: Gutter & downspout type:

Eave mounted

Gutter & downspout discharge: Downspout discharge: Lot slope:

Aluminum

Below grade

Below grade

Above grade

Above grade

Away from house

Wall surfaces - masonry: Soffit and fascia:

Brick

Aluminum

Driveway:

Concrete

Walkway:

Concrete

Porch: Wood Exterior material to be further evaluated. Request asbestos disclosure.

6. Porch Enclosure not fire-rated

5. Enclosed Wood Porch Exterior steps:

Concrete

Fence:

Wrought iron

Wood

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Garage: General

7. Poor utility pole location for future garage

Limitations Inspection limited/prevented by: No or limited access to:

Area below steps, deck, porches

Upper floors inspected from: Exterior inspected from:

Carpet

Ground level

Ground level

Recommendations WALLS \ Brick, stone and concrete 3. Condition: Cracked Implication(s): Chance of water entering house | Weakened structure | Chance of movement Location: Front Exterior Wall Task: Repair Monitor Time: Less than 1 year

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8. Cracked 4. Condition: Masonry deterioration Implication(s): Weakened structure | Chance of structural movement Location: Various Task: Repair or replace

9. Sidewalk deterioration

10. Masonry deterioration

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11. Masonry deterioration 5. Condition: Efflorescence Implication(s): Cosmetic defects | Chance of damage to finishes | Material deterioration Location: West Basement First Floor Task: Repair or replace

12. Efflorescence

13. Efflorescence

EXTERIOR GLASS \ General 6. Condition: Water leaks Implication(s): Chance of water damage to contents, finishes and/or structure Location: North First Floor Second Floor Kitchen Porch Task: Repair or replace Time: Immediate

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14. Water leaks

15. Water leaks

7. Condition: Air leaks Implication(s): Increased heating and cooling costs | Reduced comfort Location: Various First Floor Second Floor Third Floor Task: Upgrade Time: When remodelling

16. Air leaks

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EXTERIOR GLASS \ Glass (glazing) 8. Condition: Broken Implication(s): Chance of water entering house | Chance of pests entering house | Increased heating and cooling costs | Reduced comfort Location: Various First Floor Second Floor Third Floor Living Room Bedroom Porch Task: Replace Time: Immediate

17. Broken / Cracked

18. Broken / Cracked

19. Broken / Cracked EXTERIOR GLASS \ Storms and screens 9. Condition: Torn or holes Implication(s): Chance of pests entering house Location: Various Task: Repair or replace Further evaluation

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10. Condition: Missing Implication(s): Increased heating and cooling costs | Reduced comfort Location: Various Task: Repair or replace Further evaluation DOORS \ Doors and frames 11. Condition: Loose or poor fit Implication(s): Chance of damage to finishes and structure Location: Front First Floor Task: Repair or replace

20. Loose or poor fit PORCHES, DECKS, STEPS, PATIOS AND BALCONIES \ Steps and landings 12. Condition: Stair rise too big or not uniform Implication(s): Trip or fall hazard Location: Rear Exterior Porch

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21. Stair rise too big or not uniform 13. Condition: Landings missing or undersized Implication(s): Trip or fall hazard Location: Throughout Porch Task: Upgrade Time: When remodelling Cost: Major $15,000 - and up

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22. Landings undersized

23. Landings undersized

LANDSCAPING \ Fence 14. Condition: Gate latch - adjustment needed Unprotected locking Implication(s): Reduced operability Location: Front Exterior Task: Repair or replace Time: Immediate

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24. Gate latch - adjustment needed

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Description Configuration:

Basement

Foundation material: Floor construction:

Masonry block Joists

Exterior wall construction: Roof and ceiling framing:

Masonry Rafters/roof joists

Limitations Inspection limited/prevented by: Percent of foundation not visible:

Wall, floor and ceiling coverings

Carpet/furnishings

New finishes/paint

100 %

Not included as part of a building inspection:

Visible mold evaluation is not included in the home inspection report

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FOUNDATIONS \ Foundation 15. Condition: Cracked Implication(s): Chance of water damage to contents, finishes and/or structure | Weakened structure Location: North Basement Exterior Wall Task: Repair Further evaluation Monitor Inspect annually Protect Time: Immediate

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25. Cracked FLOORS \ Beams 16. Condition: Rust Rust at main building beam & poor piping supports Implication(s): Weakened structure | Chance of structural movement Location: Throughout Basement Task: Clean Correct Time: Less than 1 year

26. Rust

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WALLS \ Lintels 17. Condition: Rot Implication(s): Weakened structure | Chance of structural movement Location: North Basement Task: Replace Time: Less than 5 years When remodelling

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Description Service entrance cable and location: Overhead

27. Overhead Service size:

100 Amps (240 Volts)

Main disconnect/service box rating:

100 Amps

Main disconnect/service box type and location: System grounding material and type: Distribution panel rating:

Breakers - basement

Not visible

100 Amps

Distribution wire material and type:

Copper - metallic sheathed

Type and number of outlets (receptacles):

Grounded - typical

Circuit interrupters: Ground Fault (GFCI) & Arc Fault (AFCI): Smoke detectors:

GFCI - bathroom

GFCI - kitchen

None noted

Carbon monoxide (CO) detectors:

None noted

Limitations Panel covers: System ground:

Disconnect covers are not removed by the home inspector Not accessible

Continuity not verified

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Circuit labels:

The accuracy of the circuit index (labels) was not verified.

Recommendations SERVICE BOX, GROUNDING AND PANEL \ Distribution panel 18. Condition: Obsolete Implication(s): Electric shock | Fire hazard Location: Throughout Basement Time: When remodelling When necessary

28. Breaker Panel type no longer manufactured DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM \ Wiring - installation 19. Condition: Not well secured Implication(s): Electric shock | Fire hazard Location: Rear Basement

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29. Not well secured/loose DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM \ Outdoor wiring 20. Condition: Wires not well secured to walls Implication(s): Damage to wire | Electric shock Location: Northeast

30. Wires not well secured to walls DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM \ Lights 21. Condition: Inoperative Implication(s): Inadequate lighting Location: Throughout Porch Task: Repair or replace Further evaluation Time: Immediate

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DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM \ Smoke detectors 22. Condition: None LIFE SAFETY: WIRED SD DETECTOR SYSTEM REQUIRED PER CITY OF CHICAGO BUILDING CODE. Implication(s): Fire hazard Location: Throughout First Floor Second Floor Third Floor Task: Provide Time: Immediate DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM \ Carbon monoxide (CO) detectors 23. Condition: None LIFE SAFETY: WIRED CO DETECTOR SYSTEM REQUIRED PER CITY OF CHICAGO BUILDING CODE. Location: Throughout First Floor Second Floor Third Floor Task: Provide Time: Immediate

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Description Fuel/energy source:

Gas

System type: Boiler

31. Boiler & HW Tank Boiler manufacturer:

Crown Boiler Company

Approximate capacity: 299,000 BTU/hr Model number: D1193 JBF92EID Serial number: 8516 Efficiency:

Conventional

Approximate age:

21 years

Typical life expectancy: Failure probability: Main fuel shut off at: Fireplace:

Boiler (cast iron) 25 to 50 years

Medium Basement

Gas fireplace

Chimney/vent:

Masonry

Chimney liner:

Clay

Required for upgrade/conversion

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Limitations Safety devices:

Not tested as part of a home inspection

Air conditioner or heat pump: Boiler pump:

N/A

Not tested

Heat loss calculations: Heat exchanger:

Not done as part of a home inspection

Not visible

Recommendations GAS HOT WATER BOILER \ Radiators, convectors and baseboards 24. Condition: Leak Implication(s): Chance of water damage to contents, finishes and/or structure Location: Porch, Living Room Task: Repair Time: Immediate

32. Leak

33. Deteriorated Floor

25. Condition: Poor location Implication(s): Increased heating costs | Reduced comfort Location: Bedroom Task: Correct Protect

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34. Loose 26. Condition: Bleed valve problems Implication(s): Chance of water damage to contents, finishes and/or structure | Reduced comfort Location: Various Task: Repair or replace

35. Bleed valve problems FIREPLACE \ Fireplace damper 27. Condition: Missing Fire Hazard: Flammable cloth used in lieu of a damper Implication(s): Chance of pests entering house | Increased heating costs | Reduced comfort Location: Throughout First Floor Second Floor Third Floor Task: Repair Further evaluation

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36. Missing CHIMNEY AND VENT \ Flue 28. Condition: Unlined chimney flue Existing ceramic liner is cracked Implication(s): Increased fire hazard Task: Upgrade

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CHIMNEY AND VENT \ Masonry chimney 29. Condition: Loose, missing or deteriorated mortar Implication(s): Material deterioration Location: Roof

37. Deteriorated masonry and mortar CHIMNEY AND VENT \ Masonry chimney cap 30. Condition: Missing Implication(s): Chance of water damage to contents, finishes and/or structure | Shortened life expectancy of material Location: Roof Task: Provide Time: Immediate

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38. Missing Top Cap, Liner cracked

39. Damage, loose, patched

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31. Condition: Cracked Implication(s): Chance of water damage to contents, finishes and/or structure | Shortened life expectancy of material Location: Roof

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Description Air conditioning type:

None present

Limitations Heat gain/loss calculations: Heat gain calculations:

Not done as part of a home inspection

Not done as part of a home inspection

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Description Attic/roof insulation amount/value: Attic/roof ventilation:

Not visible

None found

Attic/roof air/vapor barrier: Wall insulation material:

Not visible

Not visible

Wall insulation amount/value:

None found

Foundation wall insulation material:

None found

Limitations Roof ventilation system performance: Air/vapor barrier system:

Not evaluated

Continuity not verified

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Description Water supply source:

Public

Service piping into building: Supply piping in building:

Galvanized steel Copper

Galvanized steel

Main water shut off valve at the:

South

Water heater fuel/energy source:

Gas

Water heater type:

Basement

Front of the basement

Conventional

Water heater manufacturer: Rheem Model number: 21VR75 Serial number: 0797G04338 Tank capacity:

75 gallons

Water heater approximate age: Typical life expectancy:

16 years

8 to 12 years

Water heater failure probability: Waste piping in building: Floor drain location:

Plastic

Medium Cast Iron

Near laundry area

Near water heater

Limitations Fixtures not tested/not in service:

Exterior hose bibbs shut off for winter

Items excluded from a home inspection:

Water quality

Concealed plumbing

Recommendations SUPPLY PLUMBING \ Water service pipe 32. Condition: Leak Implication(s): Chance of water damage to contents, finishes and/or structure | Damage to equipment Location: Various Basement Task: Repair or replace Further evaluation Monitor

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40. Old Leaks / Monitor

42. Old Leaks / Monitor

43. Old Leaks / Monitor

33. Condition: Old Provide insulation Implication(s): Chance of water damage to contents, finishes and/or structure | Reduced water pressure and volume SUPPLY PLUMBING \ Supply piping in building 34. Condition: Galvanized steel Implication(s): Reduced water pressure and volume Location: Various Task: Further evaluation Monitor Time: When remodelling

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WATER HEATER - GAS BURNER AND VENTING \ Venting system 35. Condition: Poor connections Implication(s): Equipment not operating properly | Hazardous combustion products entering home Location: Basement Task: Improve

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44. Poor connections at wall WASTE PLUMBING \ Floor drain 36. Condition: Grate missing, rusted or obstructed Implication(s): Chance of water damage to contents, finishes and/or structure | Trip or fall hazard Location: Throughout Rear Basement

45. Grate missing, rusted or obstructed

46. Grate missing, rusted or obstructed

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Description Major floor finishes: Major wall finishes:

Plaster/drywall

Major ceiling finishes:

Plaster/drywall

Major wall and ceiling finishes: Windows: Glazing:

Plaster/drywall

Single/double hung Single

Double

Exterior doors - type/material: Evidence of basement leakage: Appliances:

Hinged

Wood

Efflorescence

Metal Mold

Peeling paint

Wall cracks with water stains

No appliances found

47. Poor range/refrigerator location

48. Poor range/refrigerator location

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Kitchen ventilation :

No mechanical exhaust found

Bathroom ventilation : Exhaust fan

51. Bathroom 2

50. Bathroom 3

52. Bathroom 1

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Limitations Inspection limited/prevented by: Basement leakage:

Carpet

New finishes/paint

Cannot predict how often or how badly basement will leak

Recommendations

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FLOORS \ Ceramic tile, stone, marble, etc 37. Condition: Tiles cracked Implication(s): Cosmetic defects | Trip or fall hazard Location: Rear Kitchen Porch Task: Replace

53. Tiles cracked

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WALLS \ Plaster or drywall 38. Condition: Nail pops Implication(s): Cosmetic defects Location: Third Floor Living Room Foyer

39. Condition: Cracked Implication(s): Cosmetic defects Location: North Second Floor Third Floor Bedroom Task: Repair or replace Further evaluation STAIRS \ Fire safety 40. Condition: Drywall missing or incomplete on underside of stairs Implication(s): Increased fire hazard Location: Basement

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54. Drywall missing or incomplete on underside... STAIRS \ Guardrails 41. Condition: Too low Implication(s): Fall hazard Location: Porch

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42. Condition: Loose Implication(s): Fall hazard Location: Rear Porch Task: Repair Time: Immediate

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55. Loose

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BASEMENT \ Leakage 43. Condition: Cracks Possible basement leak at the cracked North Wall Implication(s): Chance of water damage to contents, finishes and/or structure Location: North Basement Exterior Wall

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BASEMENT \ Wet basement - evidence 44. Condition: Mold Implication(s): Cosmetic defects | Chance of water damage to contents, finishes and/or structure | Contaminants may enter house air Location: Various Basement Task: Repair or replace Further evaluation Request disclosure Inspect annually Time: Immediate

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56. Mold

57. Mold / Old Leaks

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58. Mold

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BASEMENT \ Wet basements - vulnerability 45. Condition: Poor gutters and downspouts Implication(s): Chance of water damage to contents, finishes and/or structure Location: Southeast Exterior Wall Task: Correct Protect Time: Less than 1 year

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59. Improper slope/Discharge too close to wall EXHAUST FANS \ Kitchen exhaust system 46. Condition: Missing Implication(s): Hygiene issue END OF REPORT

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The links below connect you to a series of documents that will help you understand your home and how it works. These are in addition to links attached to specific items in the report. Click on any link to read about that system.

01. ROOFING, FLASHINGS AND CHIMNEYS 02. EXTERIOR 03. STRUCTURE 04. ELECTRICAL 05. HEATING 06. COOLING/HEAT PUMPS 07. INSULATION 08. PLUMBING 09. INTERIOR 10. APPLIANCES 11. LIFE CYCLES AND COSTS 12. SUPPLEMENTARY Asbestos Radon Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation (UFFI) Lead Carbon Monoxide Mold Household Pests Termites and Carpenter Ants

13. HOME SET-UP AND MAINTENANCE 14. MORE ABOUT HOME INSPECTIONS

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Multiunit pre 1950s