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Visiting Brian Lowenthal's Shares (account name: athomehandyman)
 
 to do list inspection
  

Major concerns

2. Moisture damage was present at the lower pieces of siding located above the roof termination on the right and left sides of the chimney chase, due to the siding being installed too close to the shingles (see photos).
Holes were present in the upper pieces of siding located along the corner trim on the left side of the chimney face (see photo). Note: The siding on the backside of the chimney chase was not visible and should also be evaluated. 350.00
3. The roof flashing terminates behind the siding at the roof termination on the right and left sides of the chimney chase (see photos). A licensed roofer or qualified contractor should evaluate the flashing at each of these terminations and repair as needed so that the flashing terminates on the exterior of the siding to prevent future moisture damage to the framing inside the chimney chase. 250.00
4. Moisture damage was present the wood trim located below the left, front corner of the chimney cap (see photo). A qualified contractor should evaluate and replace the affected wood as needed. The wood trim below the backside of the chimney cap was not visible and should also be evaluated. The wood trim below the perimeter of the chimney cap should also be re-painted to help prevent future moisture damage. 250.00
5. The gutter located on the left side of the chimney chase is pitched away from the downspout (see photo).
A qualified contractor should evaluate and adjust as needed to prevent overflow during rains. 75.00
6. The cover over the filter cavity located on the right side of the furnace in the attic cannot be opened due to the location of the overflow pan below the furnace (see photo). A licensed hvac contractor should evaluate and repair as needed. 100.00

 

Potential safety /Health Hazards

8. Remove the wasp nest from the inside of the venthood attached to the upper portion of the siding on the right side of the home (see photo). 75.00
9. The exterior GFCI receptacle located above the deck is cracked (see photo). A licensed electrician or qualified contractor should evaluate and replace as needed. 75.00
11. The circuit breaker for the main floor/upstairs a/c compressor is over-amped. The maximum size breaker that should be used is 30 amps and it currently has a 35 amp breaker inside the main electrical panel. A licensed electrician or hvac contractor should evaluate and replace this breaker as needed (Ref.: The mfr’s label on the compressor). 75.00
12. The ceiling fan in the right, front bedroom (upper level) binds during operation and is not properly balanced or secured. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair/replace as needed. 100.00install new one plus cost of fan

 

Additional Itmes

6. A protruding nail was present in the shingle located above the abandoned water heater flue on the left side of the upper gable peak on the roof (see photo). A licensed roofer or qualified contractor should secure and seal the nail head with caulking or roofing tar. 0 if doing other roof work
7. Expandable foam should be applied around the refrigerant lines entering the siding behind the right a/c compressor on the left side of the home to help prevent future insect/rodent entry (see photo). 50
8. Recommend installing an extension on the condensate drain tube located behind the left a/c compressor to help divert water away from the foundation (see photo). 50
9. Install the missing elbow on the bottom of the downspout at the back, left corner of the home 25
10. Caulking is needed along the bottom of the frame/brick mould on the right and left sides of the exterior door in the rear wall of the basement and along the lower portion of the corner trim on the left side of the chimney face (see photo). 50

18. The sliding glass door in the rear wall of the breakfast area binds along the track when first opened – adjust as needed. Adjust best as possible 50
19. Install the missing bulb and globe on the light kit attached to the ceiling fan in the family room. 75 not sure if this whole thing should be replaced
25. Additional insulation is needed around the refrigerant return line exiting the a/c evaporator coil in the attic and around the refrigerant return line exiting the a/c evaporator coil on the heat pump in the basement (see photo). 100
26. A licensed HVAC contractor should install additional support and repair the sag in the a/c condensate drainline located in front of the upstairs furnace in the attic (see photo). 50
28. Note: There is no exhaust fan or operable window in the basement bathroom. A licensed electrician or qualified contractor should evaluate and install an exhaust fan in this bathroom. 350+

 

Items Not Operated/operating

2. There was no electrical current at the exterior GFCI receptacle located outside the exterior door in the rear wall of the basement prior to the start of the inspecton. A licensed electrician or qualified contractor should evaluate this receptacle and replace as needed. 75
3. There was no electrical current at the right outlet located in the right wall of the basement bedroom prior to the start of the inspection (labeled). A licensed electrician or qualified contractor should evaluate this outlet and repair/replace as needed. 75
5. The bulb appears to be burned-out in the light under the microwave in the kitchen and in the exterior light fixture outside the exterior door in the rear wall of the basement – ensure these fixtures are operable. 25
6. Please consult with the homeowner about the operation of the exterior spotlight at the back, left corner of the home and install the missing bulb in this spotlight. 25.00

 


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