California Inspection Company


10757 Lemon Ave Apt 2007 
Alta Loma CA 91737-8704
Inspector: Randy Mills

Property Inspection Report
Client(s): Miquel and Maria Ortega
Property address: 12031 Almond Dr., Fontana, Ca. 92337
Inspection date: 1/13/2012
This report published on Sunday, January 15, 2012 2:22:06 PM PST

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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:
SafetyPoses a risk of injury or death 
Major DefectCorrection likely involves a significant expense 
Repair/ReplaceRecommend repairing or replacing 
Repair/MaintainRecommend repair and/or maintenance 
Minor DefectCorrection likely involves only a minor expense 
MaintainRecommend ongoing maintenance 
EvaluateRecommend evaluation by a specialist 
CommentFor your information 

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Table of Contents
Exterior
Roof
Garage
Attic
Electric service
Water heater
Heating and cooling
Plumbing and laundry
Fireplaces, woodstoves and chimneys
Kitchen
Bathrooms
Interior rooms
General information
 
Exterior Return to table of contents
Footing material: Poured in place concrete
Foundation material: Poured in place concrete
Apparent wall structure: Wood frame
Wall covering: Composition wood panels
Driveway material: Poured in place concrete
Sidewalk material: Poured in place concrete
Exterior door material: Solid core fiberglass
1) Cover plate(s) are missing from one or more electric boxes, such as for receptacles, switches and/or junction boxes. They are intended to contain fire and prevent electric shock from exposed wires. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of fire and shock. Cover plates should be installed where missing.

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2) Fences and/or gates are damaged and/or deteriorated in some areas. A qualified contractor should evaluate and make repairs or replace sections as necessary.

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3) Planter Trim in front yard broken mortor loose bricks and Backyard retainer wall Loose Caps.

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4) Gap at one or more of siding front of entrance on left

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5)   No Screens on windows (2) Front, (2) northside, (2) Sliding glass doors, (4) Back, (1) Southside.
 
Roof Return to table of contents
Roof inspection method: Viewed from eaves on ladder
Roof type: Hipped
Roof covering: Asphalt or fiberglass composition shingles
Estimated age of roof: 1-3 years
Roof ventilation: Adequate
 
Garage Return to table of contents

6) Garage door is not connected to Automatic opener and power cord does not reach outlet.
 
Attic Return to table of contents
Inspection method: Viewed from hatch
Roof structure type: Rafters
Ceiling structure: Ceiling beams
Insulation material: Fiberglass roll or batt
Insulation depth: 6-8 inches
Insulation estimated R value: 19
7) No insulation is installed over the attic access hatch. Recommend installing insulation above hatch for better energy efficiency.
 
Electric service Return to table of contents
Primary service type: Underground
Service amperage (amps): 100
Service voltage (volts): 120/240
Location of main service switch: Northside front
Location of main disconnect: Breaker at top of main service panel
Main disconnect rating (amps): 100
Smoke detectors present: Yes 1 non-operable
 
Water heater Return to table of contents
Type: Tank
Energy source: Natural gas
Manufacturer: Reliance
8) The water heater does not have seismic straps or struts installed. This is a potential safety hazard since movement can cause leaks in the gas supply lines or damage wiring. Leaks may also occur in water supply pipes. A qualified contractor should install seismic straps or struts as necessary and as per standard building practices.
9) A permanently installed insulated jacket not installed on the water heater.
 
Heating and cooling Return to table of contents
Primary heating system energy source: Natural gas
Primary heat system type: Forced air
Primary A/C energy source: Electric
Distribution system: Flexible ducts
10) The air conditioning system stolen and damaged.
11) The Furnace blower is noisy or is vibrating excessively. A qualified heating and cooling contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary.
12) No filter is visible for the heating/cooling system. As a result, unfiltered air will flow through the system, and the heating/cooling equipment life and the indoor air quality may be reduced. Correctly sized filter(s) should be installed. If necessary, guides or retaining devices should be installed or repaired so filter(s) are securely anchored and gaps around edges are minimized.
13) Air handler filter(s) are dirty and should be replaced now. They should be checked monthly in the future and replaced as necessary.
14) The furnace was shut off at the time of the inspection. For example, the gas supply was shut off, the pilot light was out, and/or the electric supply was turned off. As a result, the inspector was unable to fully evaluate this unit.
 
Plumbing and laundry Return to table of contents
Location of main water shut-off valve: Front buy sidewalk
Location of main fuel shut-off: Northside
Water service: Public
Service pipe material: Galvanized steel
Drain pipe material: Plastic
Waste pipe material: Not visible
 
Fireplaces, woodstoves and chimneys Return to table of contents
Fireplace type: Masonry with metal liner
Chimney type: Masonry
15) No controls were found to operate one or more gas fireplaces and/or stoves. For example, a thermostat or on-off switch. These appliance were not fully evaluated. Recommend consulting with the property owner(s) as to how they operate, and/or having a gas appliance contractor evaluate and repair if necessary.
16) All solid fuel burning appliances (woodstoves and fireplaces, etc.) should be inspected annually by a qualified chimney service contractor, cleaned and repaired as necessary.
 
Kitchen Return to table of contents

17) The light in range hood is inoperable. Recommend replacing light bulb(s) or having repairs made by a qualified contractor as necessary.
18) One or more light bulbs are missing in the range hood light fixture. The inspector was unable to determine if the light fixture is fully operable.
 
Bathrooms Return to table of contents

19) Lamp holders or light fixtures with fully or partially exposed bulbs are installed in one or more closets. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of fire. Flammable stored items may come into contact with hot bulbs, and hot fragments from broken bulbs may fall on combustible materials. Standard building practices require closet lighting to use fluorescent light fixtures, or to use fully enclosed incandescent fixtures. Installing a compact fluorescent lamp in a lamp holder is not an acceptable practice. A qualified electrician should replace closet lights as necessary and as per standard building practices.
20) One or more faucet handles are loose or missing and should be repaired or replaced as necessary. Knob missing on faucet head in hall bathtub
21) Caulk is missing and/or deteriorated at one or more bathtubs. For example, where the tub base meets the floor below, where the tub surround meets the tub, and/or around the base of the tub spout. Caulk should be replaced where deteriorated and/or applied where missing to prevent water intrusion and damage to wall and floor structures.
22) One or more light fixtures appear to be inoperable. Recommend further evaluation by replacing bulb(s) and/or consulting with the property owner(s). Repairs or replacement of the light fixture(s) by a qualified electrician may be necessary.
23) One or more light fixtures have missing bulbs and could not be fully evaluated. Bulbs may simply need to be installed, or repairs or replacement may be necessary.
 
Interior rooms Return to table of contents

24) Guardrails are loose and/or wobbly in one or more areas. This is a safety hazard. A qualified contractor should evaluate and make repairs as necessary, such as installing new fasteners or hardware, installing additional fasteners and/or installing additional railing components as necessary so they are securely attached.
25) An insufficient number of smoke alarms are installed. Additional smoke alarms should be installed as necessary so a functioning one exists in each hallway leading to bedrooms, and in each bedroom. Only one non- op
26) Lamp holders or light fixtures with fully or partially exposed bulbs are installed in one or more closets. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of fire. Flammable stored items may come into contact with hot bulbs, and hot fragments from broken bulbs may fall on combustible materials. Standard building practices require closet lighting to use fluorescent light fixtures, or to use fully enclosed incandescent fixtures. Installing a compact fluorescent lamp in a lamp holder is not an acceptable practice. A qualified electrician should replace closet lights as necessary and as per standard building practices.
27) The doorbell appears to be inoperable. Recommend having a qualified electrician evaluate and repair as necessary.
28) The doorbell button is loose or damaged. It should be repaired or replaced as necessary, and by a qualified contractor if necessary.
 
General information Return to table of contents
Inspector's name: Randy Mills
Structures inspected: House
Type of building: Single family
Age of building: 25 yrs
Occupied: No
Weather conditions: Clear
Temperature: Warm
Ground condition: Dry
Front of structure faces: West
Main entrance faces: West
Foundation type: Slab on grade
The following items are excluded from this inspection: Hot tub Fire sprinkler system
29) This property has one or more fuel burning appliances, and no carbon monoxide alarms are visible. This is a safety hazard. Recommend installing one or more carbon monoxide alarms as necessary and as per the manufacturer's instructions. For more information, visit http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PREREL/prhtml05/05017.html
30)   Spas needs to be removed