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Website: http://www.calproinspections.com
Email: calpro@calproinspections.com
Phone: (661) 873-5200
PO Box 6494 
Bakersfield CA 93386-6494
Inspector: Mike Hazelwood
InterNACHI Member #NACHI0731201

 

Summary

Client(s):  Mr. & Mrs. Harry Homeowner
Property address:  123 Somewhere Pl.
Somewhere, CA 00000
Inspection date:  Friday, January 06, 2017

This report published on Monday, January 09, 2017 6:55:03 AM PST

International Association of Certified Home Inspectors Infrared Certified

Notice to Third Parties: This report is the exclusive property of Cal-Pro Real Estate Inspections and the Client(s) listed above and is not transferable to any third parties or subsequent buyers. Our Inspection and this report have been performed with a written contract agreement that limits its scope and usefulness. Unauthorized recipients are therefore advised not to rely upon this report, but rather to retain the services of an appropriately qualified property inspector of their choice to provide them with their own inspection and report.

For the purpose of this report, all directional references (left, right, rear, front) are based on when facing the front of the structure as depicted in the image above.

Concerns are shown and sorted according to these types:
SafetyPoses a safety hazard
Repair/ReplaceRecommend repairing or replacing
Repair/MaintainRecommend repair and/or maintenance
Minor defectCorrection only involves a minor expense
MaintainRecommend ongoing maintenance
EvaluateRecommend evaluation by a specialist
ServiceableItem or component appears functional
CommentFor your information


Bathrooms, Laundry and Sinks
1 Safety, Maintain - The clothes dryer exhaust duct appeared to terminate at the roof or routed upward. As a result significant amounts of lint can build-up and may reduce air flow over time. This can become a fire hazard if not properly maintained. Recommend that a qualified person clean this duct now and as necessary in the future. Some chimney sweeps or heating/cooling duct cleaners perform this service. For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?DRYER

2 Repair/Replace, Evaluate - The hot and/or cold water supply flow for the sink was low or inoperable. Recommend that a qualified plumber evaluate and repair as necessary.

Location(s): Second floor hall bath right side sink, master bath left side sink

3 Repair/Replace, Evaluate - The toilet tank was loose and / or leaking where it attached to the toilet. Flooring, the sub-floor or areas below may get damaged. Recommend that a qualified contractor remove the tank(s) and install a new rubber ring and tank(s) should be securely anchored to the toilet to prevent movement and leaking.

Location(s): Second floor hall bath, master bath

Plumbing / Fuel Systems
4 Safety, Repair/Maintain - One or more propane or natural gas supply terminations were unused (no appliance connected) and no cap was installed on the gas shut-off valve(s). Gas can flow directly out of the termination with the shut-off valve is opened. This is a potential fire hazard. Recommend that a qualified person install caps where missing per standard building practices.

Location(s): Laundry room
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5 Safety, Minor defect - One or more hose bibs were missing backflow prevention devices. These devices reduce the likelihood of gray water entering the potable water supply. Recommend installing backflow prevention devices on all hose bibs where missing. They are available at most home improvement stores and are easily installed. For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?BKFLOW

6 Repair/Replace, Evaluate - One or more leaks were found in water supply pipes or fittings. A qualified plumber should evaluate and repair as necessary.

Location (s): Irigation supply piping located at the left side of the house, under the second floor hall bath left side sink (source of keak not determined)
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Standing water under sink

7 Repair/Maintain, Evaluate - This property appeared to have a yard irrigation (sprinkler) system and is 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. 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. Consider having a qualified plumber verify that a backflow prevention device is installed per standard building practices to prevent cross-contamination of potable water. Recommend that a qualified specialist evaluate the irrigation system for other defects (e.g. leaks, damaged or malfunctioning sprinkler heads) and repair if necessary.
 
Water Heater
9 Repair/Maintain - Rumbling or gurgling noises were heard from the water heater. This can be caused by air in the tank, or by pockets of hot water in sediment. Recommend that a qualified person flush the tank. If necessary a qualified plumber should evaluate and repair or replace the water heater.
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Kitchen
10 Repair/Replace - The under-sink food disposal was significantly corroded and/or leaking. Recommend that a qualified contractor repair or replace as necessary.
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Interior, Doors and Windows
12 Repair/Maintain - The sash-side spring mechanisms in one or more windows were broken, loose or disconnected. The window(s) were difficult to operate as a result, and not square in their frames or tracks. Recommend that a qualified contractor or service technician repair as necessary so windows open and close easily, and stay open without support.

Location(s): Second floor hall bath, both second floor front bedrooms
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Electric
13 Safety, Repair/Replace, Evaluate - One or more electric receptacles at the kitchen had no visible ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection, or the inspector was unable to determine if GFCI protection was present. If not GFCI-protected, receptacles in wet areas pose a shock hazard. Recommend that a qualified electrician evaluate and install GFCI protection if necessary and per standard building practices. General guidelines for GFCI-protected receptacles include the following locations:For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?GFCI
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14 Safety, Repair/Replace, Evaluate - Circuit breaker(s) and/or wire(s) appear(s) over heated. As seen using thermal imaging. This poses a safety hazard for shock and/or fire. Recommend that a qualified licensed electrical contractor review this finding and correct as needed. For example, tightening loose connections.

Location(s): Main panel
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15 Safety, Repair/Replace - One or more smoke alarms were not audible. Smoke alarms should be replaced as necessary. For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?SMKALRM

Location(s): Master bedroom

16 Safety, Repair/Maintain - No permanently installed carbon monoxide alarms were found. This is a potential safety hazard. Some states and/or municipalities require CO alarms to be installed for new construction and/or for homes being sold. Recommend installing approved CO alarms outside of each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms on each level and in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations. For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?COALRM

17 Evaluate - A photovoltaic solar energy system was installed. Evaluating these systems is beyond the scope of a home inspection. Its condition is unknown, and it is excluded from this inspection. Recommend that a qualified electrician review this system and make repairs if necessary.
 
Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition (HVAC)
21 Repair/Maintain, Evaluate - The last service date of the forced air heating/cooling system appeared to be more than 1 year ago, or the inspector was unable to determine the last service date. Ask the property owner when it was last serviced. If unable to determine the last service date, or if this system was serviced more than 1 year ago, recommend that a qualified HVAC contractor service this system and make repairs if necessary. Because this system has a compressor and refrigerant system, this servicing should be performed annually in the future. Any needed repairs noted in this report should be brought to the attention of the contractor when it's serviced.

22 Evaluate, Comment - The outdoor air temperature was below 60 degrees Fahrenheit during the inspection. Air conditioning systems can be damaged if operated during such low temperatures. Because of this, the inspector was unable to operate and fully evaluate the cooling system.
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Exterior and Foundation
25 Repair/Maintain - Cracks, deterioration and/or damage were found in one or more areas of the exterior stucco finish. In damp climates, moisture may enter cracks or damaged areas and further deteriorate the stucco. Also the wall behind the stucco may become damaged from moisture. Note that areas behind the stucco are inaccessible and excluded from this inspection. Recommend that a qualified contractor repair or replace stucco as necessary.

Location(s): Various
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Right side of the garage
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Right side of the house
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Left side of the house
 

26 Maintain - 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.

Location(s): Front
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27 Maintain - Caulk was missing in some areas. For example, at siding-trim junctions and/or at wall penetrations. Recommend that a qualified person renew or install caulk as necessary. Where gaps are wider than 1/4 inch, an appropriate material other than caulk should be used. For more information, visit:
http://www.reporthost.com/?CAULK

Location(s): Various
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Left side of the house
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Roof
28 Repair/Maintain - Some concrete roof tiles were out of position. 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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Right side of the house