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Electrical Double Tapping: Also called double-lugging. Two wires on one circuit breaker is not allowed unless approved by the manufacturer.
Garage/Attic Firewall: Most homes have unfinished termination of the firewall in the garage and attic space.
Roof: Loose shingles at the eave overhang is common, as well as cracked tiles, ponding and loose flashing.
Exterior Siding: Open joints, defective installation noted on hardboard siding and EIFS.
Termites: Although we do not inspect for termites, conducive conditions and damage is commonly found.
Garage Door Opener: Defective safety reversing mechanism and retracting insensitivity creates an unsafe condition.
Gas Water Heater: The water heater should be installed 18″ above the garage/carport floor to avoid a missile bomb waiting to go off.
Smoke Detectors: Many homes have smoke detectors with missing or dead batteries creating a false sense of security.
Oven/Range: Can the combination oven/range in the home you are selling tip over because the anti-tip bracket was not installed?
Building Code Violations: Many homes have improvements built with no permits and the work may have been completed by unlicensed contractors or “weekend warriors”.