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1

Interiors:
How many exterior doors should be operated to meet the Standards?

- All exterior doors

2

Interiors:
How many interior doors should be operated to meet the Standards?

- A representative number, ideally one per room

3

Interiors:
How many windows should be operated to meet the Standards?

- A representative number, usually one per room

4

Interiors:
List 7 common flooring materials.

- Concrete
- Wood
- Hardwood or softwood
- Carpet
- Resilient
- Ceramic and quarry tile
- Stone and marble

5

Interiors:
List five general problems with floor systems and their implications.

- Problem: Water Damage
- Implication
- Cosmetic
- Rot, staining or other damage to finish
- Rot, or other damage to structural components
- Problem: Trip hazard
- Implication:
- Personal injury
- Problem: Mechanical Damage
- Implication:
- Unevenness or loss of continuity in the system
- Problem: Loose or missing pieces
- Implication:
- Trip hazard
- Moisture entry to subflooring
- Problem: Absorbent materials
- Implication:
- Premature deterioration
- Rot damage to subflooring
- Odors and air quality issues

6

Interiors:
List five concrete flooring problems.

- Cracked
- Settled, heaved
- Water and efflorescence
- Slope away rom drain
- Hollow below

7

Interiors:
List six wood flooring problems and their implications.

- Problem: Rot
- Implication:
- Cosmetic problems
- Trip hazards
- Deterioration of the structure below
- Problem: Warped
- Implication:
- Cosmetic problems
- Trip hazards
- Deterioration of the structure below
- Problem: Buckled
- Implication:
- Cosmetic problems
- Deterioration of the structure below
- Problem: Stained
- Implication:
- Cosmetic problems
- Trip hazards
- Deterioration of the structure below
- Problem: Squeaks
- Implication:
- A nuisance only
- Problem: Exposed tongues
- Implication:
- Slivers, splinter or exposed nail heads and possibly injury
- Cosmetic

8

Interiors:
List four carpet problems and their implications.

- Problem: Rot
- Implication:
- Cosmetic problems
- Possible damage to sulfuring below
- Health implications
- Problem: Stains
- Implication:
- Cosmetic problems
- Possible damage to sulfuring below
- Health implications
- Problem: Odors
- Implication:
- Cosmetic problems
- Possible damage to sulfuring below
- Health implications
- Problem: Buckled
- Implication:
- Trip hazard
- Cosmetic problems

9

Interiors:
What is a control joint on a concrete slab?

- A groove in the concrete installed to provide a stress concentration point so that if the slab cracks, it will crack here.

10

Interiors:
List four common wall finish materials.

- Plaster or drywall
- Wood plank or paneling
- Masonry or concrete
- Fiber cement paneling

11

Interiors:
List five plaster and drywall problems on walls.

- Bulging, loose or mssing
- Shadow effect
- Crumbling or powdery
- Nail pops
- Poor joints

12

Interiors:
List four problems with wood wall and ceiling finishes.

- Rot
- Cracked, split or broken
- Buckled
- Loose

13

Interiors:
List four common ceiling finish materials.

- Plaster or drywall
- Wood hardboard or plywood
- Fiber cement or concrete
- Acoustic or suspended tile

14

Interiors:
List three general ceiling problems

- Water damage
- Cracked, loose or missing sections
- Mechanical damage

15

Interiors:
List six plaster and drywall ceiling problems.

- Shadow effect
- Crumbling or powdery
- Nail pops
- Poor drywall joints
- Sag
- Textured ceilings in wet areas

16

Interiors:
List two functions of trim on the interior of homes.

- Cover joints at changes of material and direction
- Protect walls

17

Interiors:
List four window functions.

- Light
- Ventilation
- Architectural appeal
- Emergency exit

18

Interiors:
List three common materials used in window frames and sashes.

- Wood
- Vinyl
- Metal

19

Interiors:
List eight common window types.

- Single hung
- Double hung
- Casement
- Horizontal sliders
- Awning
- Hopper
- Fixed
- Jalousie

20

Interiors:
List two general window problems.

- Leaks
- Headers sagging/missing

21

Interiors:
List six window frame problems.

- Rot
- Rusted
- Racked
- Deformed
- Installed backwards
- Drain holes blocked/missing

22

Interiors:
List two exterior drip cap problems and their implications.

- Missing, implication being water leakage
- Ineffective, implication is water leakage
- Water leakage

23

Interiors:
What is the danger of the window being too low on a stairwell or landing?

- Someone could fall through it. Can be remedied with handrail.

24

Interiors:
List five functions of exterior doors.

- Means of entry and exit
- Security
- Privacy
- Weather-tight
- Fire resistant if they connect to a garage

25

Interiors:
List six implications of wet basements.

- Nuisance
- Damaged interior finishes and furnishing
- Odors and mold
- Structural deterioration
- Electrical shock or fire hazard
- Damaged insulation

26

Interiors:
Most wet basements come from what two sources?

- Surface water from rain or snow
- Ground water

27

Interiors:
The most common complaint against home inspectors is what house problem?

- Wet basement