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Email: Julian@areainspections.com
Inspector's email: jortega@ca.nachi.org
Phone: (800) 878-1743
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Inspector: Julian Ortega
NACHI10093010

 

AREA Property Inspection Report

Client(s):  Prospective Buyers
Property address:  7851 Summer Day Dr. Corona CA 92883
Inspection date:  Wednesday, April 02, 2014

This report published on Saturday, April 05, 2014 6:13:35 PM PDT

Dear customer:

Thank you for choosing AREA Inspections to perform the following inspection on the property you wish to purchase.
This report is the exclusive property of AREA Inspection and the individual/s paying for the inspection fee and report. Use of this report by any unauthorized persons is prohibited.

All findings should be made to AREA Inspections.

This report represents our professional opinion of the condition of the inspected elements of the subject property, determine during a limited time inspection. This inspection was performed, where applicable, in a manner consistent with the standards of the home inspection industry, terms and conditions of the inspection agreement and limitations noted in the inspection agreement. Information contained herein was prepared exclusively for the named client and their authorized representatives.

We have inspected the subject property and must report to you exactly what we found. Because of the age, design and location of the home, we might find some hairline cracks on driveways or walls, see paint peeling off Walls, cracks on tiles, chipped bathtubs or some cracks over windows and doors. These are normal and cosmetic conditions.

While due care was exercised in the performance of this inspection, the company makes no representations or guarantees with respect to latent deficiencies or future conditions as part of the inspection or this report. This report is valid only for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of the inspection. This report, including any attachments, should be reviewed in its entirety. Any questions about the inspection or report should be resolved prior to title transfer.

This inspection report was prepared in a format specifically for the individual/s paying for the inspections fee and report and such transfer does not cover all potential areas of concern a third party may have. This report is transferable only with the consent of the individual/s paying for inspections fee and report and such transfer does not imply any warranty or guarantee regarding the report by inspection firm.

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How to Read this Report
This report is organized by the property's functional areas.  Within each functional area, descriptive information is listed first and is shown in bold type.  Items of concern follow descriptive information. Concerns are shown and sorted according to these types:
Concern typeSafetyPoses a risk of injury or death
Concern typeRepair/ReplaceRecommend repairing or replacing
Concern typeRepair/MaintainRecommend repair and/or maintenance
Concern typeMaintainRecommend ongoing maintenance
Concern typeEvaluateRecommend evaluation by a specialist
Concern typeMonitorRecommend monitoring in the future
Concern typeServiceableItem or component is in serviceable condition
Concern typeCommentFor your information

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Table of Contents
General Information
Grounds
Exterior and Foundation
Roof
Attic and Roof Structure
Garage or Carport
Electric
Plumbing / Fuel Systems
Water Heater
Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition (HVAC)
Fireplaces, Stoves, Chimneys and Flues
Kitchen
Bathrooms, Laundry and Sinks
Interior, Doors and Windows
Swimming Pool


General Information
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Time started: 2:00
Present during inspection: Client, Property owner, Realtor
Client present for discussion at end of inspection: Yes
Weather conditions during inspection: Dry (no rain), Windy
Temperature during inspection: Warm
Ground condition: Dry
Recent weather: Rain, Windy, Sunny
Overnight temperature: Cool
Inspection fee: $250.00
Payment method: Check
Buildings inspected: One house
Number of residential units inspected: 1
Age of main building: 2012
Source for main building age: Municipal records or property listing
Front of building faces: North
Main entrance faces: North
Occupied: Yes, Furniture or stored items were present
Grounds
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Limitations: Unless specifically included in the inspection, the following items and any related equipment, controls, electric systems and/or plumbing systems are excluded from this inspection: detached buildings or structures; fences and gates; retaining walls; underground drainage systems, catch basins or concealed sump pumps; swimming pools and related safety equipment, spas, hot tubs or saunas; whether deck, balcony and/or stair membranes are watertight; trees, landscaping, properties of soil, soil stability, erosion and erosion control; ponds, water features, irrigation or yard sprinkler systems; sport courts, playground, recreation or leisure equipment; areas below the exterior structures with less than 3 feet of vertical clearance; invisible fencing; sea walls, docks and boathouses; retractable awnings. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only.
Condition of fences and gates: Appeared serviceable
Fence and gate material: Wrought iron, Masonry
Condition of retaining walls: Appeared serviceable
Retaining wall material: Masonry block
Site profile: Moderate slope
Condition of driveway: Appeared serviceable
Driveway material: Poured in place concrete
Condition of sidewalks and/or patios: Appeared serviceable
Sidewalk material: Poured in place concrete
Condition of deck, patio and/or porch covers: Appeared serviceable
Deck, patio, porch cover material and type: Open
Condition of decks, porches and/or balconies: Appeared serviceable
Deck, porch and/or balcony material: Wood, Waterproof coating or membraneStucco
Condition of stairs, handrails and guardrails: Appeared serviceable, Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Exterior stair material: Wood
1) Handrails at one or more flights of stairs were missing. This is a potential fall hazard. Handrails should be installed at stairs with four or more risers or where stairs are greater than 30 inches high. Recommend that a qualified contractor install handrails where missing and per standard building practices.
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2) Guardrails at one or more locations with drop-offs higher than 30 inches were missing. This poses a fall hazard. Guardrails should be installed where walking surfaces are more than 30 inches above the surrounding grade or surfaces below. Recommend that a qualified contractor install guardrails where missing and per standard building practices.
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3) Minor deterioration (e.g. cracks, holes, settlement, heaving) was found in sidewalks or patios, but no trip hazards were found. The client may wish to have repairs made for cosmetic reasons.
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4) Significant amounts of standing water or evidence of past accumulated water were found at one or more locations in the yard or landscaped areas, and no drain was visible. If evidence of past water was found (e.g. silt accumulation or staining), monitor these areas in the future during periods of heavy rain. If standing water exists, recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary. For example, installing one or more drains, or grading soil.
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5) Soil was in contact with or too close to wooden deck or porch substructure components. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Clearances to soil should be as follows:Pressure treated wood is typically rated for 25 year contact with soil, but the cut ends hidden below grade may not have been treated and can rot quickly. Support posts should be elevated above grade on concrete piers or footings, and be separated from the concrete by metal brackets or an impermeable membrane such as shingle scraps. For other components, soil should be graded and/or removed to maintain these clearances if possible. Otherwise, replacing non-treated wood with treated wood, or installing borate-based products such as Impel rods may help to prevent infestation and damage. For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?IMPEL
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6) Wooden support posts for the deck or porch were resting directly on concrete piers or footings below. Water may wick up into the support post ends and result in elevated levels of moisture in the wooden support post ends. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Support posts should rest in metal brackets above concrete piers or footings, or should be separated from the concrete below by impervious membranes such as composition shingle scraps. Even if posts are made of treated wood the cut ends may not have been field-treated, leaving little or no preservative at the post center. Recommend that a qualified contractor repair per standard building practices. For example, by installing composition shingle scraps between the posts and the concrete below.
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7) Soil was in contact with or close to wooden stairs at one or more locations. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Soil should be graded and/or removed so no wood-soil contact is present, if possible. Otherwise, installing products such as borate-based Impel rods may help to prevent infestation and damage. For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?IMPEL
Exterior and Foundation
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Limitations: The inspector performs a visual inspection of accessible components or systems at the exterior. Items excluded from this inspection include below-grade foundation walls and footings; foundations, exterior surfaces or components obscured by vegetation, stored items or debris; wall structures obscured by coverings such as siding or trim. Some items such as siding, trim, soffits, vents and windows are often high off the ground, and may be viewed using binoculars from the ground or from a ladder. This may limit a full evaluation. Regarding foundations, some amount of cracking is normal in concrete slabs and foundation walls due to shrinkage and drying. Note that the inspector does not determine the adequacy of seismic reinforcement.
Condition of wall exterior covering: Appeared serviceable
Apparent wall structure: Wood frame
Wall covering: Stucco
Condition of foundation and footings: Appeared serviceable
Apparent foundation type: Concrete slab on gradePost tension slab
Foundation/stem wall material: Poured in place concrete, Concrete slab on grade
Footing material (under foundation stem wall): Poured in place concrete
Anchor bolts or hold downs for seismic reinforcement: None visible
Shear panels for seismic reinforcement: None visible
8) The paint or stain finish in some areas was failing (e.g. peeling, faded, worn, thinning). Siding and trim with a failing finish can be damaged by moisture.Recommend that a qualified contractor prep (e.g. clean, scrape, sand, prime, caulk) and repaint or restain the building exterior where necessary and per standard building practices. Any repairs needed to the siding or trim should be made prior to this.
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Roof
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Limitations: The following items or areas are not included in this inspection: areas that could not be traversed or viewed clearly due to lack of access; solar roofing components. Any comments made regarding these items are made as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not provide an estimate of remaining life on the roof surface material, nor guarantee that leaks have not occurred in the roof surface, skylights or roof penetrations in the past. Regarding roof leaks, only active leaks, visible evidence of possible sources of leaks, and evidence of past leaks observed during the inspection are reported on as part of this inspection. The inspector does not guarantee or warrant that leaks will not occur in the future. Complete access to all roof and attic spaces during all seasons and during prolonged periods of all types of weather conditions (e.g. high wind and rain, melting snow) would be needed to do so. Regarding the roof drainage system, unless the inspection was conducted during and after prolonged periods of heavy rain, the inspector was unable to determine if gutters, downspouts and extensions performed adequately or were leak-free.
Roof inspection method: Partially traversed, Viewed from ground with binoculars
Condition of roof surface material: Appeared serviceable, Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Roof surface material: Concrete tile
Roof type: HippedValley
Condition of exposed flashings: Appeared serviceable
Condition of gutters, downspouts and extensions: Limited evaluation due to little or no rainfall during and prior to the inspection
Gutter and downspout installation: None
9) concrete roof tiles were cracked. Leaks may occur as a result. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend that a qualified person replace tiles or make repairs as necessary.
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10) At the time of inspection it appears the roof was in serviceable condition except as noted.
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Attic and Roof Structure
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Limitations: The following items or areas are not included in this inspection: areas that could not be traversed or viewed clearly due to lack of access; areas and components obscured by insulation. Any comments made regarding these items are made as a courtesy only. The inspector does not determine the adequacy of the attic ventilation system. Complete access to all roof and attic spaces during all seasons and during prolonged periods of all types of weather conditions (e.g. high/low temperatures, high/low humidity, high wind and rain, melting snow) would be needed to do so. The inspector is not a licensed engineer and does not determine the adequacy of roof structure components such as trusses, rafters or ceiling beams, or their spacing or sizing.
Attic inspection method: Partially traversed
Location of attic access point #A: Master bedroom closet
Condition of roof structure: Appeared serviceable
Roof structure type: Trusses
Ceiling structure: Trusses
Condition of insulation in attic (ceiling, skylight chase, etc.): Appeared serviceable
Ceiling insulation material: Fiberglass loose fill
Vapor retarder: None visible
Condition of roof ventilation: Appeared serviceable
Roof ventilation type: Ridge vent(s), Box vents (roof jacks)
11) At the time of inspection it appears the attic was in serviceable condition except as noted.
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Garage or Carport
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Limitations: The inspector does not determine the adequacy of firewall ratings. Requirements for ventilation in garages vary between municipalities.
Type: Attached, Garage
Condition of door between garage and house: Appeared serviceable
Type of door between garage and house: Solid core, Wood, With visible fire-resistance rating
Condition of exterior entry doors: Appeared serviceable, Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Exterior door material: Wood, Metal
Condition of garage vehicle door(s): Appeared serviceable
Type of garage vehicle door: Sliding, Roll
Condition of automatic opener(s): Appeared serviceable
Mechanical auto-reverse operable (reverses when meeting reasonable resistance during closing): Yes
Condition of garage floor: Appeared serviceable
Condition of garage interior: Appeared serviceable
Garage ventilation: None visible
12) One or more springs were broken or not completely installed on the utility garage vehicle door(s). This is a safety hazard since the door(s) can fall shut when opened. A qualified contractor should repair as necessary.
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13) One or more exterior doors were difficult to latch. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary.
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14) Weatherstripping at the sides and/or bottom of one or more garage vehicle doors was substandard or had gaps. Recommend replacing or installing weatherstripping where necessary to prevent water and/or vermin intrusion.
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15) At the time of inspection it appears the garage was in serviceable condition except as noted.
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16) At the time of inspections it appears there were no automatic garage door openers for the small utility garage door, observed nor evaluated at one or more vehicle entrances. Therefore it has been excluded from this report.
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17) Some, Wall and floor areas were obscured by stored items and couldn't be fully evaluated.
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Electric
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Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: generator systems, transfer switches, surge suppressors, inaccessible or concealed wiring; underground utilities and systems; low-voltage lighting or lighting on timers or sensors. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not determine the adequacy of grounding or bonding, if this system has an adequate capacity for the client's specific or anticipated needs, or if this system has any reserve capacity for additions or expansion. The inspector does not operate circuit breakers as part of the inspection, and does not install or change light bulbs. The inspector does not evaluate every wall switch or receptacle, but instead tests a representative number of them per various standards of practice. When furnishings, stored items or child-protective caps are present some receptacles are usually inaccessible and are not tested; these are excluded from this inspection. Receptacles that are not of standard 110 volt configuration, including 240-volt dryer receptacles, are not tested and are excluded. The functionality of, power source for and placement of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms is not determined as part of this inspection. Upon taking occupancy, proper operating and placement of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms should be verified and batteries should be changed. These devices have a limited lifespan and should be replaced every 10 years. The inspector attempts to locate and evaluate all main and sub-panels. However, panels are often concealed. If panels are found after the inspection, a qualified electrician should evaluate and repair if necessary. The inspector attempts to determine the overall electrical service size, but such estimates are not guaranteed because the overall capacity may be diminished by lesser-rated components in the system. Any repairs recommended should be made by a licensed electrician.
Electric service condition: Appeared serviceable
Primary service type: Underground
Service voltage (volts): 120-240
Estimated service amperage: 200
Primary service overload protection type: Circuit breakers
Main disconnect rating (amps): 200
System ground: Ground rod(s) in soil, Cold water supply pipes
Condition of main service panel: Appeared serviceable
Location of main service panel #A: Building exterior
Location of main disconnect: At main disconnect panel outside
Condition of branch circuit wiring: Serviceable
Smoke alarms installed: Yes, but not tested
Carbon monoxide alarms installed: Yes, but not tested
Smoke alarm power source(s): Battery
18) One or more ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) receptacles (outlets) wouldn't reset at the kitchen. This is a potential shock hazard. Recommend that a qualified electrician evaluate and repair as necessary.
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Plumbing / Fuel Systems
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Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: private/shared wells and related equipment; private sewage disposal systems; hot tubs or spas; main, side and lateral sewer lines; gray water systems; pressure boosting systems; trap primers; incinerating or composting toilets; fire suppression systems; water softeners, conditioners or filtering systems; plumbing components concealed within the foundation or building structure, or in inaccessible areas such as below tubs; underground utilities and systems; overflow drains for tubs and sinks; backflow prevention devices. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not operate water supply or shut-off valves due to the possibility of valves leaking or breaking when operated. The inspector does not test for lead in the water supply, the water pipes or solder, does not determine if plumbing and fuel lines are adequately sized, and does not determine the existence or condition of underground or above-ground fuel tanks.
Condition of service and main line: Appeared serviceable
Water service: Public
Condition of supply lines: Appeared serviceable
Supply pipe material: Copper
Condition of drain pipes: Appeared serviceable
Drain pipe material: Plastic
Condition of waste lines: Limited not visible
Waste pipe material: Limited not visible
Vent pipe condition: Appeared serviceable
Vent pipe material: Plastic
Sump pump installed: No
Sewage ejector pump installed: No
Supply pipe material: PEX plastic
19) The water supply pressure was greater than 80 pounds per square inch (PSI). Pressures above 80 PSI may void warranties for some appliances such as water heaters or washing machines. Flexible supply lines to washing machines are likely to burst with higher pressures. 40-80 PSI is considered the normal range for water pressure in a home, and most plumbers recommend 50-60 PSI . Typically, the pressure cannot be regulated at the water meter. Recommend that a qualified plumber evaluate and make modifications to reduce the pressure to below 80 PSI . Installing a pressure reducing valve on the main service pipe is a common solution to this problem. If one exists, then it should be adjusted, repaired or replaced as necessary to maintain lower pressures. Note that installing a pressure reducing valve creates a "closed system," which may require installing an expansion tank at the water heater if one is not already installed.
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20) Based on visible equipment or information provided to the inspector, this property appeared to have a yard irrigation (sprinkler) system. These are specialty systems and are excluded from this inspection. Comments in this report related to this system are made as a courtesy only and are not meant to be a substitute for a full evaluation by a qualified specialist. When this system is operated, recommend verifying that water is not directed at building exteriors, or directed so water accumulates around building foundations. Sprinkler heads may need to be adjusted, replaced or disabled. Recommend that a qualified plumber verify that a backflow prevention device is installed per standard building practices to prevent cross-contamination of gray water and potable water, and install an expansion tank at the water heater if missing and necessary. Recommend that a qualified specialist evaluate the irrigation system for other defects (e.g. leaks, damaged or malfunctioning sprinkler heads) and repair if necessary.
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21) At the time of inspection it appears the Water & Gas was on and in serviceable condition except as noted.
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Water Heater
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Limitations: Evaluation of and determining the adequacy or completeness of the following items are not included in this inspection: water recirculation pumps; solar water heating systems; Energy Smart or energy saver controls; catch pan drains. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not provide an estimate of remaining life on water heaters, does not determine if water heaters are appropriately sized, or perform any evaluations that require a pilot light to be lit or a shut-off valve to be operated.
Condition of water heater: Appeared serviceable
Type: Tank
Energy source: Natural gas
Capacity (in gallons): 75
Manufacturer: Bradford White
Model number: M2xr75s6bn
Location of water heater: Garage
Condition of burners: Appeared serviceable
Condition of venting system: Appeared serviceable
Condition of combustion air supply: Appeared serviceable
22) At the time of inspection it appears the Water Heater was in serviceable condition except as noted.
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Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition (HVAC)
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Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: humidifiers, dehumidifiers, electronic air filters; solar, coal or wood-fired heat systems; thermostat or temperature control accuracy and timed functions; heating components concealed within the building structure or in inaccessible areas; underground utilities and systems; safety devices and controls (due to automatic operation). Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not provide an estimate of remaining life on heating or cooling system components, does not determine if heating or cooling systems are appropriately sized, does not test coolant pressure, or perform any evaluations that require a pilot light to be lit, a shut-off valve to be operated, a circuit breaker to be turned "on" or a serviceman's or oil emergency switch to be operated. It is beyond the scope of this inspection to determine if furnace heat exchangers are intact and free of leaks. Condensation pans and drain lines may clog or leak at any time and should be monitored while in operation in the future. Where buildings contain furnishings or stored items, the inspector may not be able to verify that a heat source is present in all "liveable" rooms (e.g. bedrooms, kitchens and living/dining rooms).
General heating system type(s): Forced air
General heating distribution type(s): Ducts and registers
Condition of forced air heating/(cooling) system: Appeared serviceable
Forced air heating system fuel type: Natural gas
Estimated age of forced air furnace: 2011
Forced air heating system manufacturer: Carrier
Forced air furnace model #: 58STX110-22
Location of forced air furnace: Attic
Condition of furnace filters: Required replacement
Condition of forced air ducts and registers: Appeared serviceable
Condition of burners: Appeared serviceable
Condition of venting system: Appeared serviceable
Condition of combustion air supply: Appeared serviceable
Condition of cooling system and/or heat pump: Appeared serviceable
Cooling system and/or heat pump fuel type: Electric
Location: Exterior
Type: Split system
Estimated age: Not visible
Manufacturer: Carrier
Heat pump or air conditioner model number: CA13NA042-A
Condition of controls: Appeared serviceable
24 hour automatic ventilation system present: Yes
23) One or more air supply registers were blocked with paper. Recommend replacing as necessary.
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24) Insulation on the heat pump or air conditioning condensing unit's refrigerant lines was deteriorated or missing in some areas. This may result in reduced efficiency and increased energy costs. Recommend that a qualified person replace or install insulation as necessary.
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25) At the time of inspection it appears the Furnace and A/C was in serviceable condition except as noted.
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Fireplaces, Stoves, Chimneys and Flues
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Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: coal stoves, gas logs, chimney flues (except where visible). Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not determine the adequacy of drafting or sizing in fireplace and stove flues, and also does not determine if prefabricated or zero-clearance fireplaces are installed in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications. The inspector does not perform any evaluations that require a pilot light to be lit, and does not light fires. The inspector provides a basic visual examination of a chimney and any associated wood burning device. The National Fire Protection Association has stated that an in-depth Level 2 chimney inspection should be part of every sale or transfer of property with a wood-burning device. Such an inspection may reveal defects that are not apparent to the home inspector who is a generalist.
Condition of gas-fired fireplaces or stoves: Appeared serviceable
Gas fireplace or stove type: Metal pre-fab fireplace
Fan or blower installed in gas-fired fireplace or stove: No
Condition of chimneys and flues: Appeared serviceable
Wood-burning chimney type: Stucco, with wood enclosure
Gas-fired flue type: B-vent
26) At the time of inspection it appears the fireplace was in serviceable condition except as noted.
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Kitchen
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Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: household appliances such as stoves, ovens, cook tops, ranges, warming ovens, griddles, broilers, dishwashers, trash compactors, refrigerators, freezers, ice makers, hot water dispensers and water filters; appliance timers, clocks, cook functions, self and/or continuous cleaning operations, thermostat or temperature control accuracy, and lights. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not provide an estimate of the remaining life of appliances, and does not determine the adequacy of operation of appliances. The inspector does not note appliance manufacturers, models or serial numbers and does not determine if appliances are subject to recalls. Areas and components behind and obscured by appliances are inaccessible and excluded from this inspection.
Permanently installed kitchen appliances present during inspection: Range, Oven, Cooktop, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Under-sink food disposal, Microwave oven
Condition of counters: Appeared serviceable
Condition of cabinets: Appeared serviceable
Condition of sinks and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
Condition of under-sink food disposal: Appeared serviceable
Condition of dishwasher: Appeared serviceable
Condition of range, cooktop or oven: Appeared serviceable
Range, cooktop or oven type: Natural gas
Condition of refrigerator: Appeared serviceable
Condition of built-in microwave oven: Appeared serviceable
Condition of hot water dispenser: N/A (none installed)
Condition of trash compactor: N/A (none installed)
27) Recommend cleaning and sealing the grout at countertops now and in the future as necessary to prevent staining and to improve waterproofing.
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28) At the time of inspection it appears the available kitchen appliances were in serviceable condition except as noted.
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Bathrooms, Laundry and Sinks
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Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: overflow drains for tubs and sinks; heated towel racks, saunas, steam generators, clothes washers, clothes dryers. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not determine the adequacy of washing machine drain lines, washing machine catch pan drain lines, or clothes dryer exhaust ducts. The inspector does not operate water supply or shut-off valves for sinks, toilets, bidets, clothes washers, etc. due to the possibility of valves leaking or breaking when operated. The inspector does not determine if shower pans or tub and shower enclosures are water tight, or determine the completeness or operability of any gas piping to laundry appliances.
Location #A: Half bath, first floor
Location #B: Full bath, first floorOffice
Location #C: Full bath, first floorNanny
Location #D: Full bath, second floorBaby
Location #E: Full bath, second floorSleeper
Location #F: Full bath, Master bath, second floor
Condition of counters: Appeared serviceable
Condition of cabinets: Appeared serviceable
Condition of flooring: Appeared serviceable
Condition of sinks and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
Condition of toilets: Appeared serviceable
Condition of bathtubs and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable, Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Condition of shower(s) and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
Condition of ventilation systems: Appeared serviceable
Gas supply for laundry equipment present: Yes
240 volt receptacle for laundry equipment present: No
29) A significant amount of water came out of the bathtub spout when the shower at location(s) #B was turned on. The diverter valve is likely defective, or may be encrusted with mineral deposits. Water will be wasted as a result. Recommend that a qualified plumber repair or replace components as necessary.
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30) The exhaust fan at location(s) #A was noisy or vibrated excessively. Moisture may accumulate and result in mold, bacteria or fungal growth. Recommend that a qualified person clean, repair or replace fans as necessary.
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31) Gaps, no caulk, or substandard caulking were found between the bathtub and the floor at location(s) #B, F. Water may penetrate these areas and cause damage. Recommend that a qualified person re-caulk or install caulking as necessary.
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32) Gaps, no caulk, or substandard caulking were found between the shower enclosure and the floor at location(s) #F. Water can penetrate these areas and cause damage. Recommend that a qualified person re-caulk or install caulking as necessary.
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33) Recommend cleaning and sealing the grout at countertops at location(s) #F now and in the future as necessary to prevent staining and to improve waterproofing.
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34) The washer nor dryer were operated or evaluated therefore they have been excluded from this report.
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Interior, Doors and Windows
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Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: security, intercom and sound systems; communications wiring; central vacuum systems; elevators and stair lifts; cosmetic deficiencies such as nail-pops, scuff marks, dents, dings, blemishes or issues due to normal wear and tear in wall, floor and ceiling surfaces and coverings, or in equipment; deficiencies relating to interior decorating; low voltage and gas lighting systems. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not evaluate any areas or items which require moving stored items, furnishings, debris, equipment, floor coverings, insulation or similar materials. The inspector does not test for asbestos, lead, radon, mold, hazardous waste, urea formaldehyde urethane, or any other toxic substance. Some items such as window, drawer, cabinet door or closet door operability are tested on a sampled basis. The client should be aware that paint may obscure wall and ceiling defects, floor coverings may obscure floor defects, and furnishings may obscure wall, floor and floor covering defects. If furnishings were present during the inspection, recommend a full evaluation of walls, floors and ceilings that were previously obscured when possible. Determining the cause and/or source of odors is not within the scope of this inspection.
Condition of exterior entry doors: Appeared serviceable, Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Exterior door material: Wood, Sliding glass
Condition of interior doors: Appeared serviceable
Condition of windows and skylights: Appeared serviceable
Type(s) of windows: Vinyl, Sliding
Condition of walls and ceilings: Appeared serviceable
Condition of flooring: Appeared serviceable
Condition of concrete slab floor(s): Appeared serviceable
Flooring type or covering: Carpet, Wood or wood products, Tile
Condition of stairs, handrails and guardrails: Appeared serviceable
35) Glass in one or more windows was cracked, broken and/or missing. Recommend that a qualified contractor replace glass where necessary.
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36) One or more sliding glass doors were difficult to open or close. At location F, Recommend that a qualified person maintain, repair or replace door(s) as necessary. Often, cleaning the track and applying a lubricant will help.
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Swimming Pool
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Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: swimming pool bodies; equipment on timers, remote controls or sensors; underground or concealed piping; motorized covers; waterfalls and related equipment; Ozone generators; ultraviolate light systems; filter backflushing mechanisms. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not disassemble filters, remove pool covers, nor determine if swimming pool bodies, filters or skimmers leak, nor determine if swimming pool bodies are level.
Water level: Full
Condition of fences and gates: Appeared serviceable
Fence and gate material: Wood, Wrought iron, Masonry
Condition of body: Appeared serviceable
Body type: Below ground ~
Body material: Plaster-Gunite ~
Condition of deck: Appeared serviceable
Deck material: Concrete, Stone
Condition of coping: Appeared serviceable
Coping material: Concrete
Condition of pumps, lines and valves: Appeared serviceable
Water is refilled through: Valve
Types of pumps installed: Circulation
Line material: PVC
Condition of heater and related equipment: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Heater energy source: Natural gas
Condition of filter and related equipment: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Filter type: Cartridge
Filter air relief valve installed: Yes
Filter pressure gauge installed: Yes
Filter pressure at time of inspection (psi): 18
Condition of skimmers: Appeared serviceable
Condition of electrical equipment: Appeared serviceable
Type of wiring: Liquid Tite Flex
Condition of skimmers: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
37) The alarm for one or more doors between the house and the pool was missing. While regulations vary between municipalities, all doors which give access to a swimming pool should be equipped with an audible alarm that should:A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary. For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?POOLBARR
http://www.reporthost.com/?POOLSAFETY
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38) The heater was not fully evaluated because The unit would shut off and the unit indicated the "Service Now" light was on. Recommend that a qualified person evaluate fully after heater is made operable. Note that as per the standards of practice for InterNACHI (http://www.nachi.org) and ASHI (www.ashi.org), the inspector is not required to light pilot lights, operate overcurrent protection devices or operate any controls other than "normal controls".

At the time of inspection it was observed vermin or rat nest with drippings was visible inside the cabinet. Recommend havering a qualified pest control contractor evaluate and repair as necessary
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39) One or more skimmer weirs caps were stuck. They should operate freely. A qualified person should evaluate and repair if necessary.
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40) At the time of inspection it appears the poo. Was in serviceable condition except as noted.
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1.1. A Home Inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of a residential dwelling, performed for a fee, which is designed to identify observed material defects within specific components of said dwelling. Components may include any combination of mechanical, structural, electrical, plumbing, or other essential systems or portions of the home, as identified and agreed to by the Client and Inspector, prior to the inspection process.

I. A home inspection is intended to assist in evaluation of the overall condition of the dwelling. The inspection is based on observation of the visible and apparent condition of the structure and its components on the date of the inspection, and not the prediction of future conditions.

II. A home inspection will not reveal every concern that exists or ever could exist, but only those material defects observed on the day of the inspection.

III. A home inspection can include a survey and/or analysis of energy flows and usage in a residential property if the client requests it.
1.2. A Material Defect is a condition of a residential real property, or any portion of it, that would have a significant, adverse impact on the value of the real property, or that involves an unreasonable risk to people on the property. The fact that a structural element, system or subsystem is near, at or beyond the end of the normal useful life of such a structural element, system or subsystem is not by itself a material defect.

1.3. An Inspection Report shall describe and identify, in written format, the inspected systems, structures, and components of the dwelling, and shall identify material defects observed. Inspection reports may contain recommendations regarding conditions reported or recommendations for correction, monitoring or further evaluation by professionals, but this is not required.

A complete copy of the STANDARDS OF PRACTICE we adhere to can be found at the following link: http://www.nachi.org/sop.htm