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Home Inspection Report
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North State Inspections
Owners: Jim & Janet Bowline


Inspection Prepared By: James Bowline x_____ ___Date:

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without written permission from the author. This report has been produced in accordance with the AGREEMENT, and is subject to the terms and conditions agreed upon therein. The report was produced exclusively for our CLIENT. Not to be used or interpreted by anyone other than our CLIENT or Representative of North State Inspections - The Home Inspection Report 
Report # NSI40004jb

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTIES: 
This report is the exclusive property of North State Inspections and the Client(S) listed above and is neither transferable, nor should be relied upon by any third parties. Our inspection and this report have been performed with a written agreement that limits its scope and usefulness. Unauthorized recipients are therefore advised not to rely upon this report, but rather retain the services of an appropriately qualified inspector of their choice to provide them with their own inspection and report.
North State Inspections
Inspector: James Bowline (Jim)
20310 Lakeview Drive Lakehead, Ca. 96051
Phone: (530) 238-8078(530) 238-8078(530) 238-8078(530) 238-8078(530) 238-8078 
Email: northstateinspections@yahoo.com
Website: www.northstateinspections.org








WHAT REALLY MATTERS IN A HOME INSPECTION
with a closer look, even more important we use two type of cameras 
thermal & high def. along with our eyes, ears, & nose.
  Congratulations in process of buying your new home or maybe you are getting ready to sell. Regardless the process can be stressful. A home inspection is supposed to give you peace of mind, yet often has the opposite effect sometimes. You will be asked to absorb a lot of information in a short time. This often includes a written report, checklist, photographs, environmental reports, and what the inspector himself says during the inspection. All this combined with the seller's disclosure and what you notice yourself makes the experience even more overwhelming. What should you do? Relax. Most of your inspection will be maintenance recommendations, life expectancies and minor imperfections. Before you contract out a repair it is a good idea to get a second opinion. These are nice to know about. However, the issues that really matter will fall into four categories: 
1. Major defects. An example of this would be a significant structural failure.
2. Things that may lead to major defects. A small water leak coming from a piece of roof flashing, for example.
3. Things that may hinder your ability to finance, legally occupy, or insure the home. Structural damaged caused by termite infestation, for example.
4. Safety hazards. Maybe a lack of GFCI-protection. Anything in these categories should be corrected. Often a serious problem can be corrected inexpensively to protect both life and property (especially in categories 2 and 4). Most sellers are honest and are often surprised to learn of defects uncovered during an inspection. Realize that sellers are under no obligation to repair everything mentioned in the report. No home is perfect. Keep things in perspective. Don't kill your deal over things that don't matter. It is inappropriate to demand that a seller address deferred maintenance, conditions already listed on the seller's disclosure, or nit-picky items.
NSI Home Inspection Report









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20252 Clearview Drive, Somewhere, Ca. 96001
Inspection Prepared For: Mr. or Mrs. Somebody
Inspection #NSI40004jb & Date: 09/08/2015 9:00 A.M. 
Weather Conditions: Clear/light breeze 65 degrees F
Inspector: James Bowline (Jim)
North State Inspections 
20310 Lakeview Drive Lakehead, Ca. 96051 
Email: northstateinspections@yahoo.com 
Website: www.northstateinspections.org 




Table of Contents

NSI Report...................................................................................................................................................................................... 1
Report # & Notice ...........................................................................................................................................................................2
Home Inspection General Info ......................................................................................................................................................3
Introduction (Important) ................................................................................................................................................................5
Report Information ........................................................................................................................................................................10
Inspection Start .............................................................................................................................................................................10
Roof & Gutters ...............................................................................................................................................................................11
Start Roof Materials .......................................................................................................................................................................12
Exterior Doors & Window …………………….................................................................................................................................14
Grade & Vegetation ........................................................................................................................................................................17
Basement, Crawlspace ..................................................................................................................................................................18
Power Supply Panel .......................................................................................................................................................................21
Plumbing .........................................................................................................................................................................................24
Interior .............................................................................................................................................................................................25
HVAC ...............................................................................................................................................................................................27
Garage Electrical & Sub Panel ......................................................................................................................................................31
Fireplace ..........................................................................................................................................................................................33
Attic & Insulation ............................................................................................................................................................................35
Optional Systems ...........................................................................................................................................................................39
All Photos taken .............................................................................................................................................................................42

Introduction
Very Important Read
We appreciate the opportunity to conduct this inspection for you! Please carefully read your entire Inspection Report. Call us after you have reviewed your emailed report, so we can go over any questions you may have. Remember, when the inspection is completed and the report is delivered, we are still available to you for any questions you may have, throughout the entire closing process. Properties being inspected do not "Pass" or "Fail.” - The following report is based on an inspection of the visible portion of the structure; inspection may be limited by vegetation and possessions. Depending upon the age of the property, some items like GFI outlets may not be installed; this report will focus on safety and function, not current code. This report identifies specific non-code, non-cosmetic concerns that the inspector feels may need further investigation or repair. For your safety and liability purposes, we recommend that licensed contractors evaluate and repair any critical concerns and defects. Note that this report is a snapshot in time. We recommend that you or your representative carry out a final walk-through inspection immediately before closing to check the condition of the property, using this report as a guide.
Purpose & Scope: This Inspection Report is supplemental to the Property Disclosure Statement. This document was prepared as a report of all visual defects noted at the time and date of the inspection. It is not necessarily an all-inclusive summary, as additional testing or inspection information/processes and analysis may be pending. It is subject to all terms and conditions specified in the Inspection Agreement. It should be noted that a standard pre-purchase inspection is a visual assessment of the condition of the structure at the time of inspection and is subject to day-to-day changes. The inspection & inspection report are offered as an opinion only, of items observed on the day of the inspection. Although every reasonable effort is made to discover & correctly interpret indications of previous or ongoing defects that may be present, it must be understood that no guarantee is expressed nor implied nor responsibility assumed by the inspector or inspection company for the actual condition of the building or property being examined. This firm endeavors to perform all inspections in substantial compliance with the International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Residential Properties (www.nachi.org/comsop). The scope of the inspection is outlined in the Inspection Agreement, agreed to and signed by the Client. Our inspectors inspect the readily accessible and installed components and systems of a property as follows: This report contains observations of those systems and components that are, in the professional opinion of the inspector authoring this report, significantly deficient in the areas of safety or function. When systems or components designated for inspection in the Standards are present but are not inspected, the reason the item was not inspected may be reported as well. This report summarizes our inspection conducted on this date at the above address.
Exclusions & Limitations: The inspection is supplemental to the Property Disclosure Statement. It is the responsibility of the Client to obtain any and all disclosure forms relative to this real estate transaction. The client should understand that this report is the assessment of a Property Inspection Consultant, not a professional engineer, and that, despite all efforts, there is no way we can provide any guaranty that the foundation, structure, and structural elements of the unit are sound. We suggest that if the client is at all uncomfortable with this condition or our assessment, a professional engineer be consulted to independently evaluate the condition, prior to making a final purchase decision. This inspection is limited to any structure, exterior, landscape, roof, plumbing, electrical, heating, foundation, bathrooms, kitchen, bedrooms, hallway, and attic sections of the structure as requested, where sections are clearly accessible, and where components are clearly visible. Inspection of this property 20252 Clearview Drive, Somewhere, Ca, 96001 components is limited, and is also affected by the conditions apparent at the time of the inspection, and which may, in the sole opinion of the inspector, be hazardous to examine for reasons of personal or property safety. This inspection will exclude insulation ratings, hazardous materials, retaining walls, hidden defects, buried tanks of any type, areas not accessible or viewable, and all items as described in Sections 4 and 10 of the Inspection Agreement. As all buildings contain some level of mold, inspecting for the presence of mold on surfaces and in the air is not a part of the actual inspection, yet is a value added service to help you, the client, minimize the risks and liabilities associated with Indoor Air Quality.

    The International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Commercial Properties are applicable to all commercial properties. They are not technically exhaustive and do not identify concealed conditions or latent defects. Inspectors are not required to determine the condition of any system or component that is not readily accessible; the remaining service life of any system or component; determination of correct sizing of any system or component; the strength, adequacy, effectiveness or efficiency of any system or component; causes of any condition or deficiency; methods, materials or cost of corrections; future conditions including but not limited to failure of systems and components; the suitability of the property for any specialized use; compliance with regulatory codes, regulations, laws or ordinances; the market value of the property or its marketability; the advisability of the purchase of the property; the presence of potentially hazardous plants or animals including yet not limited to wood destroying organisms or diseases harmful to humans; mold; mildew; the presence of any environmental hazards including, yet not limited to toxins, carcinogens, noise, and contaminants in soil, water or air; the effectiveness of any system installed or methods utilized to control or remove suspected hazardous substances; the operating costs of any systems or components and the acoustical properties of any systems or components. Inspectors are not required to operate any system or component that is shut down or otherwise inoperable; any system or component which does not respond to normal operating controls or any shut off valves or switches. Inspectors are not required to offer or perform any act or service contrary to law; offer or perform engineering services or work in any trade or professional service. We do not offer or provide warranties or guarantees of any kind or for any purpose. Inspectors are not required to inspect, evaluate, or comment on any and all underground items including, but not limited to, septic or underground storage tanks or other underground indications of their presence, whether abandoned or active; systems or components that are not installed; decorative items; systems or components that are in areas not entered in accordance with the International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Commercial Properties; detached structures; common elements or common areas in multi-unit housing, such as condominium properties or cooperative housing.

     Inspectors are not required to enter into or onto any area or surface, or perform any procedure or operation which will, in the sole opinion of the inspector, likely be dangerous to the inspector or others or damage the property, its systems or components; nor are they required to move suspended ceiling tiles, personal property, furniture, equipment, plants, soil, snow, ice or debris or dismantle any system or component, or venture into confined spaces. Our inspectors are not required to enter crawlspaces or attics that are not readily accessible nor any area which has less than 36” clearance or a permanently installed walkway or which will, in the sole opinion of the inspector, likely to be dangerous, inaccessible, or partially inaccessible to the inspector or other persons, or where entry could possibly cause damage to the property or its systems or components. Inspector wants the Client to know that he is not a licensed Professional Engineer or Architect, and does not engage in the unlicensed practice of either discipline. Opinions contained herein are just that.

A WORD ABOUT RODENTS, VERMIN, AND PESTS   
      Vermin and other pests are part of the natural habitat, but they often invade buildings. Rats and mice have collapsible rib cages and can squeeze through even the tiniest crevices. And it is not uncommon for them to establish colonies within basements, crawlspaces, attics, closets, and even the space inside walls, where they can breed and become a health-hazard. Therefore, it would be prudent to have an exterminator evaluate the structures to ensure that it is rodent-proof, and to periodically monitor those areas that are not readily accessible.

A WORD ABOUT CONTRACTORS AND 20-20 HINDSIGHT 
       A common source of dissatisfaction with inspectors sometimes comes as a result of off-the cuff comments made by contractors (made after-the-fact), which often differ from ours. Don’t be surprised when someone says that something needed to be replaced when we said it needed to be repaired, replaced, upgraded, or monitored. Having something replaced may make more money for the contractor than just doing a repair. Contractors sometimes say, “I can’t believe you had this building inspected and they didn’t find this problem.” There may be several reasons for these apparent oversights: Conditions during inspection - It is difficult for clients to remember the circumstances in the subject property at the time of the inspection. Clients seldom remember that there was storage everywhere, making things inaccessible, at the time of inspection visibility was limited or none at all, or that the air conditioning could not be turned on because it was 60° outside. Contractors do not know what the circumstances were when the inspection was performed. The wisdom of hindsight - When a problem occurs, it is very easy to have 20/20 hindsight. Anybody can say that the roof is leaking when it is raining outside and the roof is leaking. In the midst of a hot, dry, or windy condition, it is virtually impossible to determine if the roof will leak the next time it rains. Predicting problems is not an exact science and is not part of the inspection process. We are only documenting the condition of the property at the time of the inspection. A destructive or invasive examination - The inspection process is non-destructive, and is generally noninvasive. It is performed in this manner because, at the time we inspected the subject property, the Client did not own, rent, or lease it. A Client cannot authorize the disassembly or destruction of what does not belong to them. Now, if we spent half an hour under a sink, twisting valves and pulling on piping, or an hour disassembling a furnace, we may indeed find additional problems. Of course, we could possibly CAUSE some problems in the process. And, therein lies the quandary. We want to set your expectations as to what an inspection is, and what it not. We are generalists - We are not acting as specialists in any specific trade. The heating and cooling contractor may indeed have more heating expertise than we do. This is because heating and cooling is all he’s expected to know. Inspectors are expected to know heating and cooling, plumbing, electricity, foundations, carpentry, roofing, appliances, etc. That’s why we’re generalists. We’re looking at the forest, not the individual trees.

Current Standards of Practice: The following numbered and attached pages are your home inspection report. The report includes pictures, information, and recommendations. This inspection was performed in accordance with the current Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics of the American Society of Home Inspectors. The Standards contain certain and very important limitations, exceptions, and exclusions to the inspection. A copy is available prior to, during, and after the inspection, and it is part of the report. The cost estimates and video are not part of the bargained-for report.

SCOPE: This inspection complies and reflects with the provision NSI. A home inspection is intended to assist in evaluating the overall condition of the dwelling. The inspection is based on observation of the visible, readily accessible and apparent condition of the structure and its components on this day. The results of this inspection are not intended to make any representation regarding the presence or absence of latent or concealed defects that are not reasonably as certainable or readily accessible in a competently performed inspection. No warranty, guarantee, or insurance by PEACH Inspections is expressed or implied. This report does not include inspection for wood destroying insects, mold, lead or asbestos. A representative sampling of the building components is viewed in areas that are accessible at the time of the inspection. No destructive testing or dismantling of components is performed. Not all defects will be identified during this inspection. Unexpected repairs should be anticipated. The person conducting your inspection is not a licensed structural engineer or other professional whose license authorizes the rendering of an opinion as to the structural integrity of a building or its other component parts.
   So let me make it clear: You are advised to seek two professional opinions and acquire estimates of repair as to any defects, comments, improvements or recommendations mentioned in this report. We recommend that the professional making any repairs inspect the property further, in order to discover and repair related problems that were not identified in the report. We recommend that all repairs, corrections, and cost estimates be completed and documented prior to closing or purchasing the property. Feel free to hire other professionals to inspect the property prior to closing, including HVAC professionals, electricians, engineers, or roofers. To Be Concise: the following phrases have been used in the report to identify systems or components that need your attention prior to closing or purchasing the property: 
Monitoring Recommended: Denotes a system or component needing further evaluation and/orclose observation in order to determine if correction is needed. Improvement & Repair Recommended: Denotes a system or component that should receive normal maintenance, repair, or adjustment in order to function properly. 
Correction & Further Evaluation Recommended: 
Denotes a system or component that is significantly deficient or at the end of its service life, and needs corrective action by a professional. We recommend the professional making any corrective action to inspect the property further (further evaluation), in order to discover and repair related problems that were not identified in the report. All corrections and evaluations must be made prior to closing or purchasing the property. I represent that I am a full member in good standing of the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI), www.nachi.org. Member #NACHI15081014  
I will conduct a home inspection of the previously mentioned property in accordance with the ASHI Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice; And the Home Inspection Agreement. I am in compliance with California Home Inspection Law. I carry all state required insurance. Jim Bowline owner of NSI.














20252 Clearview Drive
Somewhere, Ca. 96051
Inspection Prepared For: Mr. Somebody
Inspection Report #NSI40004jb & Date: 09/08/2015 09:00 A.M. 
Weather Conditions: Clear light breeze 65 degrees F
Inspector: James Bowline (Jim)
North State Inspections
12310 Clearview Drive Lakehead, Ca. 96051

northstateinspections@yahoo.com 
www.northstateinspections.org 

​Report begins here: Inspection Report # NSI40004jb Starting with the roof.
At time of inspection people present: Home Owner & Jim Bowline (inspector)
Estimated year home built: 1984
Type of structure inspected: Ranch style with attached garage, in rural neighborhood
Inspection Company: North State Inspections

EXTERIOR
INSPECT: Roof
Type of roof: Gabled
Access and Inspection Method Materials: 
Roof inspection was performed from the rooftop: Access was gained by the inspectors ladder on the outside of the building. 
1.Roof Covering : Asphalt Shingles
You get the idea, we just fill out what the inspection is and make recommendations of further review and give photos.



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