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Property Address: Any Street Way, Any Town, USA 00000 NJ AAA HOME INSPECTIONS, LLC Steven T. De Paul 24 Michael Lane Annandale, NJ 08801 908-995-4893 NJ AAA Home Inspections, LLC inspected the above referenced residence on 4/12/13, @ 2 PM for the purpose of rendering an opinion. While not technically exhaustive, this report is the unbiased opinion of the inspector, Steven T. De Paul, NJ License #24GI00121000

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Table of Contents Cover Page Table of Contents Introduction General Summary 1 Structure 2 Exterior 3 Roof 4 Plumbing 5 Electrical 6 Heating 7 Cooling 8 Interior 9 Insulation / Ventilation 10 Fireplaces General Conclusions

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Introduction Home Inspectors in New Jersey are governed by the New Jersey Administrative Code (N.J.A.C.) 13:40-15 Office Of The Attorney General, Department Of Law and Public Safety, Division Of Consumer Affairs Home Inspection Advisory Committee 124 Halsey Street, 3rd Floor, Newark NJ 07101. All home inspections comply with the standards of practice as set forth by The State of New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety and standards of practice outlined in the State of New Jersey Administrative Code which requires that we provide the client with objective information regarding the condition of the major systems and components of the home as determined at the time of the home inspection. Your home inspector does not provide code compliance but rather a visual defect recognition resource. It is a Non-Technical Visual Evaluation of readily accessible areas. A “material defect” is a condition or functional aspect of structural component tha t is readily ascertainable during a home inspection that substantially affects the value of the house. The home inspection report is not legal advice. A qualified professional, before closing on the house, should further evaluate all problems noted in this report. It is possible that hidden damage may be reveled. Inspect the following systems and components in residential buildings and other related residential housing components: Structural components, Exterior components, Roofing system components, Plumbing system components, Electrical system components, Heating system; components, Cooling system components, Interior components, Insulation components and ventilation system, Fireplaces and solid fuel burning appliances. The inspection includes the main building, detached garage and the lot close to the house. Condition of vegetation, trees, shrubs and other features on the lot are not included in this inspection. The determination of water supply and waste disposal systems being public or private are not included in this inspection. If agreement and/or contract are unsigned, delivery and payment for the inspection report shall constitute acceptance of all terms on inspection agreement and contract. The building and garage is made up of many accessible and non-accessible areas. The inspection is limited to those areas that are readily accessible that are respond to normal operating controls. See Pre-inspection agreement and inspection contract for other limitations. SCOPE AND LIMITATIONS OF THIS INSPECTION This inspection is limited to a visual observation of the exposed and readily accessible areas of the home. The concealed and inaccessible areas are not included. Observation includes operation of the systems or components by means of the normal user controls. Dismantling of equipment, and destructive testing is not included. Pursuant to N.J.A.C 13:40--‐15.16 the following items listed below are not required: 1. Enter any area or perform any procedure which is, in the opinion of the home inspector or associate home inspector, unsafe and likely to be dangerous to the inspector or other persons; 2. Enter any area or perform any procedure which will, in the opinion of the home inspector or associate home inspector, likely damage the property or its systems or components; 3. Enter any area which does not have at least 24 inches of unobstructed vertical clearance and at least 30 inches of unobstructed horizontal clearance; 4. Identify concealed conditions and latent defects; 5. Determine life expectancy of any system or component; 6. Determine the cause of any condition or deficiency; 7. Determine future conditions that may occur including the failure of systems and components including consequential damage; 8. Determine the operating costs of systems or components; This report contains important information, please read every page.

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9. Determine the suitability of the property for any specialized use; 10. Determine compliance with codes, regulations and/or ordinances; 11. Determine market value of the property or its marketability; 12. Determine advisability of purchase of the property; 13. Determine the presence of any potentially hazardous plants, animals or diseases or the presence of any suspected hazardous substances or adverse conditions such as mold, fungus, toxins, carcinogens, noise, and contaminants in soil, water, and air; 14. Determine the effectiveness of any system installed or method utilized to control or remove suspected hazardous substances; 15. Operate any system or component which is shut down or otherwise inoperable; 16. Operate any system or component which does not respond to normal operating controls; 17. Operate shut-off valves; 18. Determine whether water supply and waste disposal systems are public or private; 19. Insert any tool, probe or testing device inside electrical panels; 20. Dismantle any electrical device or control other than to remove the covers of main and sub panels; 21. Walk on unfloored sections of attics; and 22. Light pilot flames or ignite or extinguish fires. As a part of our service, we sometimes provide approximate cost of repair estimates for particular items. These estimates should be considered as background information only. It is beyond the scope of this inspection and report to supply you with accurate repair costs. Such estimates should be supplied by contractors who specialize in this type of work. Our estimates should be used only as guidelines. If you intend to negotiate the price of this property based on defects found during this inspection, we strongly suggest you obtain one or more written bids from a licensed contractor(s). It is a conflict of interest for NJ AAA Home Inspections LLC to recommend any specific contractor. Disclaimer In some cases we may recommend your consulting a specialist such as a structural engineer or licensed electrician. Hiring a specialist can be a prudent means of providing some protection of your financial investment in this property. WE DO NOT MAKE ANY TYPE OF WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE AS TO THE CONDITION OF THE PROPERTY. SOME THINGS MAY REMAIN HIDDEN OR BECOME DEFECTIVE AFTER THE INSPECTION. IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO DETECT EVERY DEFECT WITHIN A BUILDING DURING THE COURSE OF A GENERAL INSPECTION. THIS REPORT SHOULD BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH, AND NOT A REPLACEMENT FOR, A PRE-CLOSING WALK-THROUGH BY THE CLIENT. THIS INSPECTION IS NOT AN INSURANCE POLICY AGAINST HIDDEN DEFECTS, OR CONDITIONS THAT ARE NOT VISIBLE AND READILY APPARENT AT THE TIME OF INSPECTION. THE COST OF THIS INSPECTION DOES NOT ENTITLE YOU TO ANY TYPE OF PROTECTION FROM HIDDEN FLAWS AND DEFECTS. THIS INSPECTION DOES NOT TRANSFER YOUR ULTIMATE RESPONSIBILITY TO NJ AAA HOME INSPECTIONS LLC.

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Style of Building Age of Structure: Date of Inspection: Weather Conditions: Ground condition: Inspection fee: Payment method: Inspector: Home Inspector License # Attended: Front of building faces: Occupied: Split Level Approx. 28 years 1/12/14 Sunny, 50's Dry $500.00 Check #190 Steven T. De Paul 24GI00121000 Buyer, Selling Agent, Wife and Father in Law North, West Occupied

SUMMARY OF MATERIAL DEFECTS, IMPLICATIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS:

The main roof rafters over living room have a severe deflection. Further deflection can cause structural failure. Photo does not clearly show the defect Consult a Structural Engineer for further evaluation. During Tank sweep a concrete slab at rear was noted to have a circular type tank lid. This could be a buried fuel tank. Buried fuel tanks can become hazardous to health and safety. Further evaluation from a certified underground tank specialist is recommended.

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A composite decking material was installed over an old decking material at rear. The old decking material is deteriorating. Some of the structural components including some joist are deteriorating. This decking material will continue to deteriorate further and possibly cause a structural failure. *A licensed NJ Building Contractor should be called in to repair items and further evaluate system. This report only indicates the obvious; a professional Building Contractor could find hidden damage.

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Flashing at chimney needs repair. Tar is not an acceptable Flashing. A reglet should be cut into the chimney with the proper flashing and counter flashing. *A licensed NJ Building Contractor or Roofing Contractor should be called in to repair items and further evaluate system. This report only indicates the obvious; a professional Building Contractor could find hidden damage.

An electrical sub panel at the utility room next to Water Heater has an open slot. Exposure to this opening can cause an electrical shock.

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In many areas throughout dwelling there were open grounds, hot neutral reverse polarity, no grounds. This condition lets the outlet run things, but there can be circumstances in which this would not be entirely safe.

There were exposed junction boxes at attic. This can cause an electrical shock or fire *A licensed NJ Electrical Contractor should be called in to repair items and further evaluate system. This report only indicates the obvious; a professional Building Contractor could find hidden damage.

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1 Structure This inspection shall include the following areas unless otherwise noted. Foundation; Floors; Walls; Ceilings; and Roof. Any comments made outside of these areas are by courtesy only.

Active movement of the structure cannot be determined under the scope of this inspection. Consultation with a structural engineer is advised to determine if any documented excessive cracking, bowing &/or sinking of the foundation is active. The structural exterior review is not an environmental assessment; It is visual in nature and is based on our experience and understanding of common building materials and methods.
DESCRIPTION: Configuration: Foundation material: Floor construction: Exterior wall construction: Roof and ceiling framing: LIMITATIONS: Attic/Roof space: Crawl space: Inspection limited/prevented by: Not included as part of inspection: RECOMMENDATIONS: Foundation/Floors/Walls/Ceilings/Roof The foundation of the dwelling is on a concrete slab, with approximately 4’ feet of headroom from floor slab to bottom of floor joist at crawl space. The crawl space had several settlement cracks and has been repaired continuously. These should be monitored. The foundation walls are constructed of concrete block and shoe block at slab and the foundation floor is concrete. Wall system is 2X4 construction on sill plates. Anchoring system of sill plates to block wall was unable to be determined. Walls and floors were dry. Ceiling construction was unable to be determined at living room and family room. Over bedrooms and garage Roof construction was 2” x8” dimensional lumber. The visible areas of the slab foundation were intact at the time of inspection. Foundation should be monitored for settlement and serviced as required. No evidence of active leaking was observed. Walls and structural members are blocked from evaluation; an intrusive inspection is required to fully and properly evaluate these areas. Attic Our Attic inspection is limited to only those areas that are accessible via flooring and/or proper walkways. In some cases, a view from the hatch may not be sufficient to inspect all areas. It is impossible to probe every area of all structural components. Attics contain important structural and/or other concerns and are prone to a wood destroying insect infestation. Due to certain designs, completely accessing these areas is not possible without consulting a contractor. Creating an access and/or providing better accessibility are advised so that these areas can be evaluated prior to closing.

Slab On Grade with crawl space under addition Concrete block Concrete Slab Wood frame Wood frame No Access over living room, stored items at main living area attic. Limited height in garage attic. R-11 Insulation Floor/Wall coverings Visible mold evaluation is not included in the home inspection report.

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Water Penetration - General Water is the most common cause of a home's deterioration. Improper grading, poorly placed landscape, and ineffective gutters and downspouts may all contribute to the presence of water in a crawl space or basements. Proper water control is maintained by positive slope away from the structure, clean gutters and downspouts and floor or area drains kept clear of debris and allowing proper drainage for flower and beds. Structures that have higher moisture levels are prone to mold and/or mildew conditions. Since certain types of mold may be hazardous, consult a mold inspection company as required. Future water conditions and/or water penetration cannot be predicted. This report is not a warranty or guarantee against future water conditions of which we have no control; our report is based on conditions observed on the date of inspection. 2 Exterior This inspection shall include the following areas unless otherwise noted: Exterior surfaces, excluding shutters, screenings, awnings, and other similar seasonal accessories; Exterior doors excluding storm doors or safety glazing; Windows excluding storm windows and safety glazing; Attached or adjacent decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches and their railings; Vegetation, grading, drainage, and retaining walls with respect to their immediate detrimental effect on the condition of the residential building, excluding fences, geological and/or soil conditions, sea walls, break‐walls, bulkheads and docks, or erosion control and earth stabilization; Attached or adjacent walkways, patios, and driveways; and Garage doors including automatic door openers and entrapment protection mechanisms, excluding remote control devices. Any comments made outside of these areas are by courtesy only.

The scope of our foundation inspection is limited to the visible areas as observed on the date of inspection. In some cases, dense vegetation and/or other obstructions may exclude certain areas from being viewed. The exterior review is not an environmental assessment; It is visual in nature and is based on our experience and understanding of common building materials and methods. Our review does not take into consideration the normal wear associated with virtually all properties. You should routinely observe exterior components and keep them well sealed and finished against the weather. When poorly finished, damaged, decayed or open/unsealed areas exist or when windows, doors and other through wall Openings and projections are not kept well seated, hidden damage can exist or occur. Areas with little or no roof overhang need particular attention. Screens, barbeques, sprinklers, play equipment, and sheds/outbuildings, swimming pools and spas are considered ancillary and are not inspected. Shutters, screening, awnings, storm doors storm windows and their glazing are excluded from the inspection. All other similar seasonal accessories are excluded. Heavy vegetation can also cause deterioration and conceal damage; when present, client is encouraged to have it trimmed for further observation and maintenance as needed. Qualified contractor cost estimates are advised for observed deficiencies.
DESCRIPTION: Gutter and downspout material: Gutter and downspout type: Gutter and downspout discharge: Wall surfaces: Deck, Balcony, Patio, etc. present: Garage/Carport present: Driveway material: Sidewalk material: LIMITATIONS: This report contains important information, please read every page.

Aluminum Attached at fascia Gutters were full of debris at rear. Below grade at some locations. Splash blocks at other areas Brick and Vinyl Deck and slab patio and at service door at rear 2 Car Asphalt Concrete – Appeared to be in serviceable condition at the time of the inspection

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Exterior inspected from: RECOMMENDATIONS: Ground level

Walls The exterior wall material is vinyl siding. Some concrete foundation wall is exposed. I cannot observe areas behind the siding material. The exterior wall cladding was in good condition. There was no evidence of severe cracking, damage or deterioration visible. Exterior Doors The scope of our exterior door inspection is limited to its type and operation. Sub-surface conditions hidden by the frame and kick plate areas cannot be evaluated. These areas should be routinely monitored for water and insect penetration. All doors, locks and hardware should be functionally tested during the walk through inspection prior to closing. Windows Window Flashings - Probing is NOT required when probing would damage any finished surface or where no deterioration is visible. Windows Frames - The scope of our exterior window inspection is limited to a sampling of windows and frame areas that are visible and accessible at the time of inspection. Screens, storms, window treatments, furniture, Etc. cannot be removed to inspect these areas. All windows should be tested during the walk-through prior to closing. The trim around the windows was wrapped in aluminum and could not be visually observed. Sub-surfaces fall outside the scope of this report. Hidden damage is always a possibility. Principal Window Type(s): Double Pane Double Hung. The two casement windows at the oriel window at front were not functioning properly. Other windows had showed signs of No visible evidence of damage was observed, where accessible. A visual inspection of a sampling of the exterior windows/frames indicated that they were generally intact at the time of inspection. Fascia /Soffits/Trim The scope of our Fascia/Soffit inspection is limited to a visual inspection from the ground using binoculars. In most cases, these areas cannot be probed. Aluminum and/or vinyl wrap cannot be removed. The fascia/soffit areas appeared generally intact at the time of inspection. Periodic monitoring and routine maintenance is required. Deck/Balcony The deck at rear is deteriorating see summary. Exterior Steps/Landings/Stoops Seemed serviceable at time of inspection Exterior Hose Bibs N/A Terrain/Drainage The scope of our Terrain/Drainage inspection is limited those areas that are directly adjacent to the structure. Actual soil drainage properties cannot be determined. Sub-surface conditions, including but not limited to (sink holes, underground oil tanks, abandoned or in-use septic systems, cesspools, etc) fall outside the scope of this inspection. Consult owner for all details. The slope of the terrain around the structure(s) is considered adequate. Positive pitch directing water away from the structure was noted. Monitor leader at front of unit. Pooling was occurring at the time of inspection. This report contains important information, please read every page.

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Walks The scope of our "walk" inspection is limited to a visual evaluation of the surface material. Consequential damage due to improper pitch and/or sub-surface conditions cannot be determined. If present, uneven surfaces of the walks may be a tripping hazard. Our inspection is limited to the general stability of the material. The front walks were made of concrete. The service walk was properly pitched away from the structure. Patio Rear door at garage slab was being undermined. Driveway Asphalt, appears to be in serviceable condition Garage/Garage Doors Appears to be in serviceable condition. Safety wire, electric eye Retaining walls None 3 Roof This inspection shall include the following areas unless otherwise noted: Roofing surface, excluding antennae and other installed accessories such as solar heating systems, lightning arresters, and satellite dishes; Roof drainage systems; Flashing; Skylights; and Exterior of Chimneys. Any comments made outside of these areas are by courtesy only.

The scope of our roof inspection is limited to "visible areas" as defined in the method of inspection. Subsurfaces cannot be evaluated. The roofs actual future life expectancy cannot be reliably predicted. Antennae, solar systems, lighting arresters, satellite dishes and other installed accessories are excluded from the inspection. All roofs will leak at some point in their lifetime. This report does not represent an expressed or implied warranty against roof leakage .
DESCRIPTION: Roof surface materials: Roof surface comments: Flashing comments:

Skylights comments: Chimney comments: LIMITATIONS: Method used to inspect roof: RECOMMENDATIONS:

Asphalt shingles Some debris at rear. Appeared to be in serviceable condition at the time of the inspection Appeared to be in serviceable condition at the time of the inspection. With the exception of chimney N/A Appeared to be in serviceable condition at the time of the inspection From ground with binoculars

Surface The roof was inspected through the use of binoculars from several vantages. The roof was designed using Gable construction. Due to the height/design of this roof, it was unable to be completely evaluated. This report contains important information, please read every page.

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The general useful life of this material is approximately 15-25 years. Actual life may vary due to weather, type of material and/or other factors. See Summary on deflection at front rafters Gutters & Leaders The gutters were clean except at rear where accessible and there was no visible evidence of rust or damage. Gutters are functioning properly. The visible areas of the gutters and/or leaders appeared to be intact. Proper routine maintenance is required to ensure proper water run-off. Ineffective drainage can allow water to accumulate around the perimeter of the structure and cause moisture and/or wet conditions in various areas. These areas cannot be functionally tested. Periodic monitoring & maintenance is required to help ensure proper water runoff. Underground drainage pipe/tile could be clogged and should be monitored. Ineffective drainage can allow water to accumulate around the perimeter of the structure and cause moisture and/or wet conditions in various areas. These areas cannot be functionally tested. Periodic monitoring & maintenance is required to help ensure proper water runoff. Some of the downspouts are draining into an underground drain system. These areas cannot be evaluated. Routine maintenance is advised to ensure proper run off. Flashings Some of the flashing was unable to be evaluated due to the design; we were not able to access these areas. Flashing for chimney is needs to be addressed. Boot flashing for vents were in place. Flashing is a vulnerable spot for water intrusion, monitor closely over time. Skylights N/A Chimney The US Department of Consumers Affairs and the Chimney Safety Institute of America have documented that deficient/deteriorated chimneys and/or flues cause over 70,000 fires per year. These areas should be inspected annually. It is strongly advised that a yearly service contract be obtained from the fuel supplier. Heating systems should be inspected annually to ensure safety. The installation of carbon monoxide detectors is advised for all gas or oil systems. Chimney was made of b-vent and showed some signs of decay and rusting and was equipped with a cap. 4 PLUMBING SYSTEM This inspection shall include the following areas unless otherwise noted: Interior water supply and distribution systems including functional water flow and functional drainage, excluding wells, well pumps, well water sampling or water storage related equipment, determination of water supply quantity or quality and water conditioning systems and lawn irrigation systems; All interior fixtures and faucets, excluding shut off valves, well, well pumps, well water sampling and water storage related equipment; Drain, waste and vent systems; Domestic water heating systems, without operating safety valves or automatic safety controls, and excluding solar water heating systems; Combustion vent systems excluding interiors of flues and chimneys; and Drainage sumps, sump pumps and related piping. Any comments made outside of these areas are by courtesy only.

The plumbing inspection consists of looking for visible teaks and checking for functional flow at faucets and drainage at fixtures. In other words: is it working or not? We report any visible leaks, but even if we don't see any, you can expect them in the future. Since shut off valves are operated infrequently, it is not unusual for them to become frozen over time. They can leak or break when operated after a period of
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inactivity, thus no shut-off valves are operated during the inspection. We recommend you use care when operating shut-off valves, keeping in mind you may have a leak any time you operate them. Regular turning of shut-off valves and angle stops may limit the amount of maintenance required over time. We cannot review parts of the plumbing system that are concealed. The majority of plumbing system is hidden behind walls and floors. Our inspectors are not permitted to open up wall, floor and/or ceiling plates to verify proper plumbing. Older plumbing (Brass, Galvanized Iron, cast iron, etc.) is prone to fail without notice. Other more intrusive evaluations are available and may require opening up walls, ceilings and floors. You could have a plumber (with a sewer camera) snake drain lines to help determine their condition. The focus in the bathrooms is directed primarily at identifying visible water damage due to teaks. Sometimes visible areas have been repaired and non-visible areas have hidden damage that cannot be seen without removing wall and floor coverings. Wells, well pumps, well water sampling and water storage related equipment are excluded from this inspection.
DESCRIPTION: Water supply source: Service piping into the building: Supply piping in building: Main water shut off valve location: Water heater fuel/energy source: Water heater type: Tank capacity: Waste/Drain/Vent piping in building: Pumps present: LIMITATIONS: Inspection limited/prevented by: Items excluded from a home inspection:

Public Copper Copper Front Utility Natural Gas Conventional 40 US Gal Plastic/ Cast Iron None Wall/ceiling coverings Well – Water Quality – Septic System – Isolating Relief Valves and Main Shut--‐Off Valve – Concealed Plumbing – Tub/Sink Overflows – Water Treatment Equipment – Water Heater Relief Valves are Not Tested – Pools – Spas

RECOMMENDATIONS: Main Water Supply & Distribution The scope of our water supply inspection is limited to a visual and operational check of the water lines. Lines and/or joints are not tested for lead content. A water test is required to ensure against contaminates (Lead, PCB's, Petroleum products, Etc). Contract as desired prior to closing. The main water shut off valve is not turned or tested per the Standards of Practice State of NJ. The water supply system was operational at the time of inspection. The water supply line riser is considered properly sized based on today's standards. A 3/4" supply line should feed the first three fixtures. Pressure was adequate at the ground level at the time of inspection. The interior water shut off valve was accessible at the meter. No damage or evidence of leaks was observed where visible. The following types of pipe were observed where visible: Copper. There was no evidence of damage or leaks observed. Main Drain/Waste/Vent System This report contains important information, please read every page.

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PVC & Cast Iron lines were observed in the utility room and storage area under stairs and were working properly. No gurgling/sporadic operation of some of the plumbing drains was observed. The venting system did not appear to be clogged. Interior Fixtures Our plumbing inspection is limited to an operational check of the plumbing fixtures & a visual inspection of the accessible plumbing lines. Prolonged operation of these systems is not possible. Since shut off valves under sinks are operated infrequently, it is not unusual for them to become frozen over time. They can leak or break when operated after a period of inactivity, thus no shut-off valves are operated during the inspection. We recommend you use care when operating shut-off valves, keeping in mind you may have a leak any time you operate them. All fixtures were operational at the time of inspection except the Jacuzzi trip waste was not working within normal testing and the Jacuzzi could not be filled or tested. Domestic Hot Water The scope of our Hot water tank inspection is limited to a Visual and Operational check of the unit & venting system. Pressure relief valves & temperature controls are unable to be evaluated because they may not reset. The water heater examination is both visual and functional. Heating elements in electrical water heaters are not removed or tested. These are mechanical devices, which can fail at any time. Water temperature over 125 degrees should be adjusted to enhance your safety. Pressure relief valves are unable to be functionally tested as part of this evaluation. Generally, once they are tripped, they cannot be reset. An A.O. Smith 40 gal natural gas water tank was observed. Hot water tanks require general maintenance specific to the manufacturer’s guidelines. Lack of routine maintenance can shorten its life expectancy. The average life expectancy for a hot water tank is generally 7 to 10 years. Routine maintenance is required. The future life of this unit cannot be determined. The hot water heater was functioning at the time of the inspection. Specifically, it did supply an adequate amount of hot water to fixtures tested. The water temperature at the kitchen sink was not tested. The client observed the temperature appeared to be less warm/hot than other fixtures at baths. You should maintain the water temperature below 125 degrees to enhance your safety. Based on observation the unit is nearing end of life; monitor closely over time. Combustion Vent Systems Water Heater vents into chimney. Fuel Distribution Systems Natural gas is provided to the house entering the house in the front. The main gas service piping is black pipe and the main gas shut off valve is located at front utility room below the meter. Piping is secure where visible. No evidence of damage or active leaking could be detected. Based on the observed conditions a gas line of black iron no leaks were detected. Sump Pump Yes tested appeared serviceable at time of inspection with a check valve. 5 ELECTRICAL This inspection shall include the following areas unless otherwise noted: Service entrance system; Main disconnects, main panel and sub panels, including interior components of main panel and sub panels; Service grounding; Wiring, without measuring amperage, voltage or impedance, excluding any wiring not a part of the primary electrical power distribution system, such as central vacuum systems, remote This report contains important information, please read every page.

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control devices, telephone or cable system wiring, intercom systems, security systems and low voltage wiring systems; Over-current protection devices and the compatibility of their ampacity with that of the connected wiring; At least one of each interior installed lighting fixture, switch, and receptacle per room and at least one exterior installed lighting fixture, switch, and receptacle per side of house; and Ground fault circuit interrupters. Any comments made outside of these areas are by courtesy.

The scope of our Electrical Panel and wiring inspection is limited to only those areas that are visually accessible. Accessible panel cover(s) are removed so that the incoming service and distribution wires can be inspected. Determining the actual capacity of the electrical system requires load calculations, which are not within the scope of the general home inspection. The Electrical Panel cover is removed when this can be done safety and without risking damage to finish. Much of the wiring in the home is not visible and is not reviewed. We do not move belongings and we do not examine every fixture, outlet, wiring run, etc., nor do we remove insulation or wall coverings. The actual routing of wiring from panel box to specific outlets/lights/rooms, etc. cannot be determined. We use a standard electrical tester to check a sample of outlets. While the tester is generally reliable, it can be fooled by certain improper wiring practices, which we cannot detect during a general home inspection. Central vacuum systems, remote control devices, telephone, cable system wiring, intercom systems, security systems and low voltage wiring systems are excluded from the inspection. The majority of both the electrical system is hidden behind walls and floors. Our inspectors are not permitted to open up wall, floor and/or ceiling plates to verify proper wiring. Other more intrusive evaluations are available and may require opening up walls, ceilings and floors. Electro Magnetic Radiation is unable to be determined under the scope of this inspection. This type of Radiation is most often associated with structures that are in close proximity to high-powered electrical tension wires and/or towers. Consult the local power company for all details and inspection options.
DESCRIPTION: Service entrance cable and location: Service Amperage and voltage rating of service: Location of main disconnect: Location of main panel: Location of sub panels: Predominant type of branch wiring: Presence of knob and tube: Presence of solid conductor aluminum branch circuit wiring: GFCI presence and locations: Smoke detector present: LIMITATIONS: Inspection limited/prevented by: Smoke detectors: System ground: RECOMMENDATIONS: Service Entrance System (Line/Mast) The scope of our electrical service line and mast inspection is limited to the main service drop attached to the structure. The service line(s) is attached to the house. The actual condition of the cable that extends into the house behind the panel was unable to be evaluated. This report contains important information, please read every page.

Overhead right side 200 Amp 120/240 Volt Service Garage Garage By water heater Non--‐metallic sheathed copper None visible at time of inspection None visible at time of inspection Bathrooms Present not tested Floor/Wall coverings Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are not tested as part of a home inspection. Quality of ground not determined as part of a home inspection.

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An exterior ground rod was not observed; you may want to consult an electrician to discuss options. The Main Disconnect/Panel Circuit breakers are used as over-current protection. As per standards, breakers cannot be functionally tested. Consult owner to verify proper operation. The electrical service was operational on the date of inspection. The individual circuits were not adequately identified. All circuits should be specifically identified for general safety. The main electric panel is a Challenger 120/240-volt, 100-amp panel located in the utility room. The service conductor wire is Aluminum. The main disconnect was located at exterior appeared to be properly rated based on the size of the incoming service line. Service Grounding System was not grounded at panel. Exterior Outlets/Lights Tested. 6 HEATING This inspection shall include the following areas unless otherwise noted: Installed heating equipment and energy sources, without determining heat supply adequacy or distribution balance, and without operating automatic safety controls or operating heat pumps when weather conditions or other circumstances may cause damage to the pumps, and excluding humidifiers, electronic air filters and solar heating systems; Combustion vent systems and chimneys, excluding interiors of flues and chimneys; Fuel storage tanks, excluding propane and underground storage tank; and Visible and accessible portions of the heat exchanger, removing the flame roll--‐out shield if applicable. Any comments made outside of these areas are by courtesy only.

The scope of our heating inspection is limited to a visual & operational check of the heating plant(s). The system can only be activated via the thermostat. The adequacy of the heating system and their ability to effectively heat all areas of the structure is unable to be determined under the scope of this inspection. In hot weather conditions, our heating inspection is considered limited. We suggest that the sellers be consulted to determine temperature deficiencies. We suggest that the sellers be consulted to determine if the systems have ever been modified to support areas not incorporated into the original design and to determine if they are aware of any temperature deficiencies. Humidifiers, electronic air filters and solar heating systems are excluded from the inspection. The scope of our Flue inspection is limited to the visible areas of the external flue where visible. The internal conditions of the Flue and Chimney cannot be determined. The actual age of the unit cannot be determined. Consult owner for all details
DESCRIPTION: System type: Fuel/energy source: Distribution Type: Chimney/vent type: Chimney liner if visible: LIMITATIONS: Inspection limited/prevented by: Safety devices: Heat loss calculations: RECOMMENDATIONS:

Warm Air Heating System Natural Gas Forced warm-air furnace Up Flow Direct Vent to exterior Not Visible Ceiling Not tested as part of a home inspection Not tested as part of a home inspection

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The US Department of Consumers Affairs and the Chimney Safety Institute of America have documented that deficient/deteriorated chimneys and/or flues cause over 70,000 fires per year. These areas should be inspected annually. It is strongly advised that a yearly service contract be obtained from the fuel supplier. Heating systems should be inspected annually to ensure safety. The installation of carbon monoxide detectors is advised for all gas or oil systems. Carrier gas fired forced hot air furnace. Distribution system is metal duct. All heating systems require routine maintenance. Consult owner to obtain all maintenance details prior to closing. Heating system was operational and provided adequate heat to all rooms. All air ducts may contain harmful bacteria; it is strongly advised that all ducts be cleaned at periodic intervals. Consult a duct cleaning company to obtain details. Some joints were not sealed. After market installation of humidifier was noted, increasing the probability of bacterial growth. 7 COOLING This inspection shall include the following areas unless otherwise noted: Central cooling system, excluding electronic air filters and excluding determination of cooling supply adequacy or distribution balance and without operating central cooling equipment when weather conditions or other circumstances may cause damage to the cooling equipment; Permanently installed hard--‐wired, through-‐wall individual cooling systems; and Energy sources. Any comments made outside of these areas are by courtesy only.

The scope of our Air-Conditioning inspection is limited to a Visual and operational check of the A/C system. System can only be activated via the thermostat. The adequacy of the air-conditioning systems and their ability to effectively cool all areas of the structure is unable to be determined under the scope of this inspection. Due to their portability, Window and Wall mounted air conditioners are not evaluated under the scope of our inspection. Consultation with the seller is advised to determine proper operation and all warranty information.
DESCRIPTION: System type: Fuel/energy source: Distribution Type: LIMITATIONS: Inspection limited/prevented by: Window units: Safety devices: Heat gain/loss calculations: RECOMMENDATIONS:

Split system Electric Forced air duct system Low outside temperature Window A/C units are not included as part of a home inspection Not tested as part of a home inspection Not tested as part of a home inspection Test when temperature exceeds 65* 2 consecutive days

Carrier central A/C. All A/C systems require routine maintenance. Consult owner to obtain all maintenance details prior to dosing. The unit is housed in the utility room and the compressor was outside left side. Proper ducting was in place. Condensate line drains into PVC line on wall. Routine observations during the summer months are recommended. The average useful of life of an A/C compressor is approximately 10 to 15 years. Unit appeared to be 7 years old; life may vary based on past maintenance and/or other factors. Periodic This report contains important information, please read every page.

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replacement of the air filter is required per manufacturer’s guidelines to ensure the proper operation and efficiency of the A/C system. Consult owner for past maintenance history. No manuals were observed; in lieu of call or write manufacturer for date of installation. The suction line was not adequately insulated. Proper insulation is required to ensure proper operation and temperature control. Consult an A/C contractor to evaluate and re-insulate as required. 8 INTERIOR This inspection shall include the following areas unless otherwise noted: Walls, ceilings, and floors excluding paint, wallpaper and other finish treatments, carpeting and other non-permanent floor coverings; Steps, stairways, and railings; Installed kitchen wall cabinets to determine if secure; At least one interior passage door and operate one window per room excluding window treatments; and Household appliances limited to: 1. The kitchen range and oven to determine operation of burners or heating elements excluding microwave ovens and the operation of self-cleaning cycles and appliance timers and thermostats; 2. Dishwasher to determine water supply and drainage; and 3. Garbage disposer. Any comments made outside of these areas are by courtesy only.

The scope of our interior inspection consists of a visual inspection of the Walls, Floors, Ceilings, Steps, Stairways, Railings, Cabinets, passage doors and one window per room. Additionally, Range, Burners, Dishwasher and garbage disposal are tested. All systems should be re-tested during the walk-thru inspection. The inspection of kitchen appliances is conducted as a courtesy and falls outside the major structural and/or mechanical scope of our inspection. No guarantee or warranty of future performance is expressed or implied. The ability of an appliance to work effectively through all cycles, etc. cannot be determined. All appliances must be checked during the walk-thru inspection to ensure proper operation. The appliances listed in his report are operated, if accessible and if power and/or fuel are supplied. Cooking systems are checked for burner operation but not for calibration, timers, special features or cleaning cycles. Built in dishwashers are checked to ensure that water flows into the unit. Please double check appliance operations just before closing and re-check for secure cabinets, counters and appliances. Clients are advised to purchase a home warranty plan, because appliances, including new ones can fail at any time, without any warning, including immediately after the inspection. Older appliances (five years or older), of course, are more prone to failure. Minor cracks in walls & ceilings are very common in most homes. Most small cracks usually indicate minor movement. These are typically not serious and are considered to be normal, as the house gets older. Larger cracks may indicate ongoing movement and further evaluation may be warranted. Stains are tested with a moisture meter to determine if wet or dry at the time of the inspection. As a house experiences settling or movement within the walls, one of the first noticeable signs will likely be at the Interior doorframes. If a door sticks, it usually means the doorframes are no longer square. Sometimes they are not built square. If numerous sticking doors are present, further evaluation for settlement should be made. A representative number of windows are opened when access is available. We do not move furniture or personal belongings to get to all windows; it is impossible to determine if the seals are intact in multi pane insulated windows. Conditions such as light, humidity and temperature can make the appearance vary from day to day. You should review the appearance of these type windows again at your final walk through prior to closing on the property.
DESCRIPTION: Major floor finishes: Major wall/ceiling finishes: Window type and material:

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Exterior door material: Stairs and railings: Dishwasher present: Garbage disposer present: Kitchen range and oven: Metal clad Wood Yes -- Appeared to be in serviceable condition at the time of the inspection. Yes-- Appeared to be in serviceable condition at the time of the inspection. Yes -- Appeared to be in serviceable condition at the time of the inspection. Noted on seller disclosure Floor/Wall coverings Security systems and intercoms – Central vacuum systems – Cosmetic issues – Appliances – Perimeter drainage tile around foundation, if any

LIMITATIONS: Inspection limited/prevented by: Not included as part of a home inspection:

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Walls, Floors & Ceilings The walls, floors and ceilings were intact at the time of inspection. Subsurface support members could not be viewed. Steps/Stairways/Railings Intact The counters/cabinets were intact at the time of inspection. All counters, cabinets and hardware need to be thoroughly inspected during the walk-thru inspection. Hidden damage may be present. Cabinets are secure. The counter top(s) are in good condition and all drawers and cabinet doors are functional. The inspected windows were operational at the time of inspection except for casement at front oriel. All windows should be individually inspected during the walk through inspection prior to closing. The dishwasher was run through a short cycle, operational no leaks. Garbage disposal was present and appeared operational. A mechanical exhaust fan provides ventilation of the bathroom; it operated properly using normal operating controls. The tested electrical outlets were operational on the date of inspection except some see summary. All bedrooms had closets all equipped with shelving. A heating source was observed in all habitable rooms. 9 INSULATION/VENTILATION This inspection shall include the following areas unless otherwise noted: Insulation in unfinished spaces without disturbing insulation; Ventilation of attics and crawlspaces; and Mechanical ventilation systems. Any comments made outside of these areas are by courtesy only. This report contains important information, please read every page.

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Our inspection is limited the attic and only to only those areas that are accessible via flooring and/or proper walkways. In some cases, a view from the hatch may not be sufficient to inspect all areas. If the Attic has been converted into finish rooms, consultation with the owner is advised to ensure that all the proper permits and inspections have been obtained. Hidden, non-professional electrical/plumbing work may be present.
DESCRIPTION: Attic/roof insulation material: Attic/roof ventilation: Crawl space insulation: Crawl space ventilation: LIMITATIONS: Inspection limited/prevented by: Attic inspection performed: Air/vapor barrier system: RECOMMENDATIONS: Attic – Insulation R-30 where accessable Basement – Insulation R-11 at Crawl space Ventilation Vents at crawl Gable vents at attic 10 FIREPLACES This inspection shall include the following areas unless otherwise noted: Fireplaces and solid fuel burning appliances, without testing draft characteristics, excluding fire screens and doors, seals and gaskets, automatic fuel feed devices, mantles and non--‐structural fireplace surrounds, combustion make--‐up air devices, or gravity fed and fan assisted heat distribution systems; and Chimneys and combustion vents excluding interior of flues and chimneys. Any comments made outside of these areas are by courtesy only.

R-30 at garage Gable vents Ri11 Yes No Access over living room and family room Yes limited area Yes reversed

The scope of our inspection is limited to the appliance without testing draft characteristics, screens, doors, seals and gaskets, auto fuel feeds, mantels and non-structural surrounds, combustion air devices, gravity fed or fan assisted heat distribution systems.
The US Department of Consumers Affairs and the Chimney Safety Institute of America have documented that deficient/deteriorated chimneys and/or flues cause over 70,000 fires per year. These areas should be inspected annually. DESCRIPTION: Fireplace and/or solid fuel burning appliances present: LIMITATIONS: Chimney Draw:

Wood Stove

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Heat Loss Calculations: RECOMMENDATIONS: N/A

A Level 2 Chimney inspection is required when any changes are made to the system. Changes can include a changes in the fuel type, changes to the shape of, or material in, the flue (I.E. Relining), or the replacement or addition of an appliance of a dissimilar type, input rating or efficiency. Additionally, a Level 2 inspection is required upon the sale or transfer of a property or after an operating malfunction or external event that is likely to have caused damage to the chimney. Building fires, chimney fires, seismic events as well as weather events are all indicators that this level of inspection is warranted. Level I Inspection A Level I inspection is the recommended level when an evaluation of the chimney system for continued service is needed and the conditions of use are not changing. This could include: 1. Routine or annual evaluations of the venting system 2. An appliance connected to the system is being replaced with a similar appliance 3. During chimney cleaning or sweeping A Level I inspection is limited to readily accessible portions of the venting system, and accessible portions of the connected appliance(s) and the chimney connection. The inspector will check the readily accessible portions of the chimney, its enclosing structure, and the flue. A Level I inspection includes verification that the flue is not blocked or significantly restricted. - If your appliance or your venting system has not changed and you plan to use your system as you have in the past, then a Level 1 inspection is a minimum requirement. A Level 1 inspection is recommended for a chimney under continued service, under the same conditions, and with the continued use of the same appliance. In a Level 1 inspection, your chimney service technician should examine the readily accessible portions of the chimney exterior, interior and accessible portions of the appliance and the chimney connection. Your technician will be looking for the basic soundness of the chimney structure and flue as well as the basic appliance installation and connections. The technician will also verify the chimney is free of obstruction and combustible deposits. Level II Inspection A Level II inspection is more detailed and is the recommended inspection when conditions of use for the appliance or venting system are changing, or when a Level I inspection reveals the need for a more detailed inspection. Several instances where a Level II inspection is specifically recommended include: ▪ Replacement of an appliance with one of dissimilar type, input rating or efficiency ▪ Prior to a flue relining ▪ Upon sale or transfer of the property ▪ After an event likely to have caused damage to the chimney, such as a chimney fire or other sudden occurrence event A Level 2 inspection is required when any changes are made to the system. Changes can include a change in the fuel type, changes to the shape of, or material in, the flue (i.e. relining), or the replacement or addition of an appliance of a dissimilar type, input rating or efficiency. Additionally, a Level 2 inspection is required upon the sale or transfer of a property or after an operation malfunction or external event that is likely to have caused damage to the chimney. Building fires, chimney fires, seismic This report contains important information, please read every page.

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events as well as weather events are all indicators that this level of inspection is warranted. A Level 2 inspection is a more in-depth inspection than a Level 1 inspection.– When a Level 1 or Level 2 inspection suggests a hidden hazard and the evaluation cannot be performed without special tools to access concealed areas of the chimney or flue, a Level 3 inspection is recommended. Important Recommendations - Please Read Thoroughly You must conduct a thorough walk through inspection prior to closing to ensure the proper operation of all systems, operation of all windows and doors and a re-evaluation of conditions that may have changed since the original date of inspection, (see check-list on last page) You must consult with qualified professionals relative to the comments that appear in this report. All estimates for repair, in all areas, whether checked or unchecked, should be obtained prior to closing. Smoke and/or Carbon Monoxide Detectors are not evaluated under the scope of this report. It is advised that the sellers be consulted to determine if the heating system has ever been converted from oil to gas and if they have knowledge of an underground oil tank. It is advised that the sellers be consulted to determine if any hidden plumbing, electrical, or other types of hidden repairs have been conducted. It is advised that the sellers be consulted to determine if any structural additions that require local permits and/or inspections have been added or updated. Important Standard Disclosures Code Inspections: This report is not a building code inspection report. Our inspectors are not building code officials and are not required or may not be qualified to point out specific code violations. If a code inspection is desired, contact the local building code official. Code violations may be present. Scope of Inspection: As disclosed, our inspection is specifically designed to evaluate the major visible structural and mechanical systems. Non-structural and/or mechanical deficiencies and\or cosmetic items may be reported based on the discretion of the inspector. All noted conditions are based on observations made on the date of inspection. Future conditions cannot be predicted. Inaccessible/Limited Areas: It is strongly advised that a re-inspection be conducted prior to closing in all areas that were not completely accessible due to (storage, design, and/or other factors). In some cases a contractor may be required to provide an access. Intrusive Inspections: Although a visual home inspection has been conducted as per your request, as disclosed, other more intrusive evaluations are available in all areas that were visually limited or not accessible at the time of inspection. Intrusive inspections are required to determine hidden damage and are advised. Hidden Damage: In order to determine the presence of any type of hidden damage, the surface material must be removed. Consult a qualified contractor as required to further evaluate these areas as required. Anytime a surface deficiency is identified in the report (wood rot, water penetration termites and/or damage, floor sag, loose tiles, poor caulking\grouting, water penetration, etc) the possibility of hidden damage under and/or adjacent to these areas exists. Other more intrusive inspections are available and advised. This report contains important information, please read every page.

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Asbestos: This inspection cannot guarantee that asbestos materials, which have been commonly used for insulation and some finish materials, are present or absent from this home. Older homes usually have some asbestos bearing materials used in the construction, while more recently constructed homes are likely to have little to no asbestos used in the construction and interior materials. We are not certified asbestos inspectors, we are not insured for adverse conditions related to asbestos, and this inspection absolutely does not include testing for asbestos or evaluation of related hazards. Asbestos and Asbestos type products may have been used in the construction of this structure. If asbestos is a concern, we suggest that a licensed asbestos professional be consulted to evaluate all materials prior to closing. In some structures, Asbestos type products may be found in radiator register enclosures, heating plants, and in walls, ceilings and floors. Inspectors are not permitted to open up walls, ceilings, floors and/or heating registers. Mounted grills cannot be removed. Consult a licensed asbestos contractor as required. Our inspectors are not licensed asbestos professionals. This report is not a guarantee or warranty that the structure is asbestos free. Chimney: Due to the fact that the internal components of the chimney(s) are unable to be visually inspected, we suggest that a qualified chimney professional be consulted to examine the lining prior to closing to ensure proper compliance. If the heating system has been converted from oil to gas, we strongly advise that the sellers be consulted to determine if a proper chimney lining was installed. It is advised that a chimney professional prior to closing verify all information. Due to design, the internal components of the chimney cannot be inspected under the scope of our inspection. An internal evaluation is advised prior to closing. Wood Destroying Insects & Damage: As disclosed, our termite inspection only covers Readily Accessible Visible areas. Other more intrusive types of evaluation are available that will require the opening up of walls, ceilings and floors. These types of inspections are always advised even if visible evidence of an infestation is not apparent. In the event that a wood destroying insect condition is discovered at the time of inspection, it is strongly advised that a licensed exterminator and/or contractor be consulted to reevaluate the entire structure to determine the extent of the condition in both visible and concealed areas. Hidden and/or other damage caused by wood destroying insects may be present. This report is not a guarantee or warranty against hidden damage. Certain types of pesticide applications leave no visible traces or have been concealed for aesthetic purposes. This report cannot determine the presence of any type of pesticide in soil or the structure(s) inspected. It is advised that the sellers be consulted to determine if they have any knowledge of the structure ever having been previously treated for a wood destroying insect infestation x other types of pest including roaches, mice, fleas, ticks, etc. These insects are not covered under the scope of our inspection. Structures that have been treated for termites have a higher possibility of hidden damage. In structures where the majority of wood supports (Sill plates, Floor Joists, Main beam, Sub flooring, etc.) are concealed, a preventative termite treatment is advised. Structures that incorporate any type of Sub Slab heating system (Ducts in Slab or Radiant Coils) should be routinely inspected to ensure against termites. These areas are prone to infestation and very expensive to treat. As disclosed, these conditions render our warranty void. Structures that incorporate a Well water system should be routinely inspected to ensure against termites. Houses with Wells are prone to infestation, especially where the water lines enter the house. As disclosed, this condition renders our warranty void. Lead: Based on information provided by the State of New Jersey, homes built prior to 1978 may have surfaces covered with paint containing lead oxide pigment, and under certain circumstances this lead--‐ based paint can become a health hazard. Lead Paint is a probability in older homes built prior to 1978. It is strongly advised that the actual age of the structure be obtained from the seller and/or the local municipality. If the house was built prior to 1978, it is advised that a full Lead product evaluation be conducted prior to closing. We are not certified lead inspectors, we are not insured for adverse conditions This report contains important information, please read every page.

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related to lead contamination of water, paint, or other materials in the home, and this inspection absolutely does not include testing for lead or evaluation of related hazards. Due to the fact that Lead Products may have been used in connection with the water supply and are concealed, lead may be present in the water supply. If this is a concern, it is advised that a Lead Water Test be conducted prior to closing. Oil Tanks: The detection & inspection of underground oil tanks falls outside the scope of this inspection. It is strongly advised that the sellers be consulted to determine this information. If the information is unknown, it is strongly advised that an EPA approved underground Tank testing and/or search company be consulted prior to closing. It is strongly advised that the sellers be consulted to determine if the heating system has been converted from oil to gas. If this is the case, the chimney lining may not be acceptable. A complete internal evaluation is advised. Urea-Formaldehyde: Urea-Formaldehyde is a foam type insulation that can be harmful. Our inspectors can only comment on visible insulation that is readily observable and accessible at the time of inspection. In wall and floor insulation falls outside the scope of our inspection. It is advised that the sellers be consulted to determine if they have knowledge pertaining to any type of hidden foam insulation. If foam type insulation exists, it should be analyzed for its urea-formaldehyde content prior to closing. UreaFormaldehyde is sometimes used in the construction of kitchen cabinets, vanities and/or other household products. Identification of this type of material falls outside the scope of this inspection. If concerned, we suggest that a qualified laboratory be consulted to test all materials. Drop Ceilings: As per ASHI standards, a sampling of drop ceiling tiles may have been removed so that the sub surface could be evaluated. In some cases the tiles cannot be removed due to their fragility and/or design. Important electrical, plumbing and or structural information may be present in areas that were not removed. It is advised that the sellers be consulted to remove all tiles so that the area can be completely evaluated. Re-inspect as required. In older structures, drop ceiling tiles and\or certain wall\ceiling textures may contain an asbestos content. It is strongly advised that a licensed asbestos professional be consulted prior to closing. A sampling of the material may need to be removed and analyzed by a certified asbestos laboratory. Siding and/or Trim areas: Due to design, the material located underneath the siding and/or trim areas is unable to be evaluated. It is advised that the sellers be consulted to determine if they have any knowledge pertaining to condition and\or material. Wood rot, structural concerns, asbestos material and/or infestation may be concealed in these areas. Other more intrusive evaluations are available. Alarm/Security Systems: Due to the security concerns of the seller, evaluation of the alarm and/or security system is not included under the scope of this inspection. Consultation with the seller and/or the security firm is advised prior to closing. Fire and/or Lawn Sprinkler Systems: Fire and/or Lawn sprinkler systems are not covered under the scope of this inspection. Consultation with the seller is advised prior to closing to determine proper operation and all details. Pools/Spas: The inspection of pools and/or spas is not covered under the scope of this inspection. Consultation with the owner is advised prior to closing to determine proper operation and all details. All Units should be operated under the owner's supervision prior to closing and within the strict guidelines provided by the manufacturer. Failure to comply may cause a health hazard.

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Humidifiers: A malfunctioning humidifier may represent a health hazard due to bacteria and/or other factors. Periodic monitoring and maintenance as per manufacturer guidelines is required to ensure proper working order and general safety. Jacuzzis: For general safety, Jacuzzi and whirlpool type tubs must be operated and cleaned under strict manufacturer guidelines. Consult sellers and/or owner’s manual for all details. Wood Burning Stoves\Heatilators: Wood burning stoves and/or Fireplaces are unable to be functionally tested under the scope of our inspection. Consultation with the owner is advised to ensure that the proper installation and inspection permits have been obtained. An internal evaluation of the flue is advised prior to closing to ensure safety. Additions\Remodeling: Consultation with the seller is advised to determine if any structural additions, remodeling, electrical and/or plumbing work, heating and/or cooling modifications, etc. have been conducted on the subject property. Verification of proper permits and inspections is advised prior to closing. Wells: We suggest that the sellers be consulted to determine the following information: 1) Depth and location of well 2) Company which drilled the well 3) Past service records if applicable. 4) Required installation permits if applicable. Mold and Fungal Conditions: Mold and other fungal organisms are a natural part of our environment and cannot be completely eliminated. Certain types of construction and wet conditions in a home can, however, allow excessive growth of mold, and damage to the structure and health risk may occur. Humid or we conditions in the home and finish and stored materials in basements, below grade areas and attics may be especially prone to accelerated mold growth when water penetration occurs. We are not certified mold inspectors or mold experts, we are not insured for adverse conditions related to mold or fungal organisms, and this inspection absolutely does not include testing for mold or other fungal organisms. Inspection for Rodents and Other Pests Not Included: This home inspection does not include an inspection for rodents or other pests such as mice, rats, squirrels, bats, roaches, bedbugs, or other insect pests. Radon Testing: Radon testing is not a part of this home inspection report. If a radon test was ordered and performed a separate report will be sent with the information and results. A radon mitigation system, if present, is not evaluated or tested as part of our home inspection. Walk Through Inspection Check List You have agreed to conduct a thorough inspection of the subject property as advised prior to closing. Conditions that existed on the date of inspection may have changed. Please review the below limited list of areas that should be re-inspected as a minimum requirement. Buyer assumes all responsibility if a final walk-thru inspection is not conducted. □ Operational check of the heating system. Ensure heat from all discharge points. □ Operational check of A/C system. Systems should not be activated when the outside air temperature is below 65 F. Forced operation can cause damage to the compressor. □ Operational check of all included appliances. All appliances should be run through full cycles to ensure proper working order. □ Operational and visual inspection of all windows and doors. This report contains important information, please read every page.

Confidential
Steven T. De Paul, Owner/Inspector 24 Michael Lane Annandale, NJ 08801

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NJ AAA HOME INSPECTIONS, LLC
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□ Operational and visual inspection of the hot water tank to ensure against leakage. □ Visual inspection of all walls, floors, ceilings and basement areas to determine the presence of any damage and/or water leakage/penetration. (Check Closets) □ All kitchen, bathroom and exterior plumbing fixtures should be functionally tested and inspected for leakage to ensure proper operation prior to closing. □ As applicable, operational check of electronic garage door openers and all safety features. □ All noted deficiencies should be brought to the attention of your attorney prior to closing.

This report contains important information, please read every page.

Confidential
Steven T. De Paul, Owner/Inspector 24 Michael Lane Annandale, NJ 08801

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Email: njaaahomeinspections@gmail.com

10/31/2013
Home Inspector Lic. # 24GI00121000 908-995.4893 Office 908-638.0011 Fax