Since it is the season of giving, I thought it would be fun to share comments that others may wish to use in their reports with each others. It is the gift that can truly keep on giving year round.
I invite you to share one or two of your best or favorite inspection comments/narratives!
Here are two that actually were developed out of lawsuits filed against two of my colleagues. One is in regard to organic shingles and one is in regard to textured/popcorn ceilings.
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to All! And please feel free to share some of your own great comments!
Textured ceilings and asbestos or any other environmentally hazardous materials: We make no warranty or guarantee that the materials in the home are free from asbestos, contain asbestos or any other environmentally hazardous material. Only environmental testing can prove the existence of environmentally hazardous materials. Permissions need to be granted in order to take bulk samples from the home, by the current home owner. All testing should be performed by a third party lab.( Your Company Name Here) is not responsible for any future findings of hazardous materials within the home if they were not tested for, at the time of inspection. It is recommended that environmental testing always be undertaken/performed if the presence of hazardous materials are in question. Textured ceiling material should not be removed or disturbed until testing is performed by a qualified professional.
[3-tab organic]]The roof may have been covered with 3-tab organic composition asphalt shingles. Organic shingles are composed of a cellulose or paper mat embedded in asphalt and covered with ceramic-coated mineral granules. Organic shingles are no longer manufactured. If this roof should suffer damage not easily repairable, the entire shingle roof may need to be replaced due to a lack of available shingles matching the existing.
Feel free to modify or use the comments as you wish. We are all trying to be our best after all! Cheers!