Below is the wording on the report. The mold is on the wood frame around the fireplace in the attic which should be covered under structural
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are they frePre-INSPECTION AGREEMENT (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY) The Michael A. Picarello Company agrees to conduct an inspection for the purpose of informing the client of major deficiencies in the condition of this property on the date noted. This report will express the professional opinions of the inspector to the best of his knowledge and ability and will be conducted in accordance with the State of Maryland’s Standards of Practice for Home Inspectors. The inspection and report are performed and prepared for the sole, confidential and exclusive, use and possession of the client; the company assumes no responsibility or liability to any third party in connection with this inspection or report. This report and its findings are non-transferable. The written report will include: Notation of the overall condition including foundation Quality and condition of major systems including electric, plumbing
, heating and air conditioning General exterior including siding, roof, gutters, chimney, drainage
and grading Visible insulation and ventilation General interior including ceilings, walls, floors, doors and windows (cosmetic issues are not a part of the home inspection
) Kitchen and other appliances including washer and dryer are tested for courtesy only It is understood and agreed that this inspection will be of readily accessible areas of the building and is limited to visual observations of apparent conditions existing at the time of the inspection. It is also understood that an inspection is intended only to assist in the evaluation of the overall condition of the building and that not all deficiencies may be discovered during this limited time period. Latent and concealed defects and deficiencies by their nature are excluded from the inspection. Other than opening normal access panels or doors, equipment, items and systems will not be dismantled during the inspection. Maintenance
and other items may be discussed as a courtesy, but they are not a part of our inspection. The report is not a code compliance inspection or certification for past or present governmental codes or regulations of any kind. Manufacturers recalled items are expressly excluded from this report. If your home inspector is not a licensed structural engineer or other professional whose license authorizes the rendering of an opinion as to the structural integrity of a building or the condition of its components or systems, you may wish to seek the professional opinion of a licensed structural engineer or other professional regarding any possible defects or other observations set forth in this report. The inspection and report do not address and are not intended to address the possible presence of, or danger from, any potentially harmful substances and environmental hazards including but not limited to radon gas, lead paint, asbestos, urea formaldehyde, toxic or flammable chemicals, as well as water and airborne hazards including mold unless noted otherwise. Also excluded are inspections of and reports on swimming pools, wells, septic systems, security systems, central vacuum systems, water softeners, sprinkler systems, fire and safety equipment and the presence or absence of rodents, termites and other insects. Only home inspections performed by Maryland licensed home inspectors will be recognized as a valid home inspection under a real estate contract in the state of Maryland.
The parties agree that the Company and its employees and agents, assume no liability or responsibility for the cost of repairing or replacing any unreported defects or deficiencies, either current or arising in the future, or for any property damage, consequential damage or bodily injury of any nature derived as a direct result of this inspection. This Inspection and report are not intended to be or to be used as a guarantee or warranty
, expressed or implied, regarding the adequacy, performance or condition of any inspected structure, item or system.
It is understood and agreed that should the COMPANY and/or its agents or employees be found liable for any loss or damages
resulting from a failure to perform any of its obligations, including but not limited to negligence or breach of contract, the liability of the COMPANY and/or its agents or employees, shall be limited to a sum equal to the amount of the fee paid by the CUSTOMER for the Inspection. The client further agrees to provide The Michael A. Picarello Company the opportunity to observe any condition, system or defect prior to any actions. Payment of all fees, which includes travel time and follow-up telephone consultation, is due in full upon completion of the inspection. The completed report will be communicated to the client in the method agreed to within seven days of the completion of the inspection. Acceptance