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Joined: 10/21/2014 06:28 PM EDT
Messages: 242
Location: Rhode Island

Keven wrote:The BIGGEST QUESTIONS when should a concern be NOTED as a maintenance issue vs a DEFECT within a Inspection Report.

1. Such as how bad does a AC condenser unit's fins need to be bent or damaged to become a defect verse a maintenance concern ?

2. Is missing insulation on the refrigerant lines a defect or maintenance issue ?

3. At what point is a roof a defect verse typical aging/monitor ?

To me its not different, if it needs repair, it needs repair. If its a normal home maint. item, I may write that, but it still needs repair and id a condition worthy of reporting.

As with roof, lifting shingles are a defect, even though thr roof may not be leaking I still write it as a reportable condition, and state the facts, not leaking but worn and will need repair soon.

Mike Auger, CMI
Patriot Property Inspections
RI Home Inspector
RI Reg. # 32856
RI Radon Lic. # RMC-142 RMB-096
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