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Building Analysis Report
Client(s): Suong Nguyen
Property address: 704 S. Parton Street
Santa Ana, Ca 92701
Inspection date: Friday, October 02, 2009
This report published on 10/5/2009 10:07:22 AM PDT

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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
General Information
Grounds
Exterior / Foundation
Roof / Attic
Garage / Carport
Electric
Plumbing / Fuel Systems
Water Heater
Heating
Kitchen
Bathrooms / Laundry / Sinks
Interior Rooms / Areas
 
General Information Return to table of contents
Time started: 3:00 PM
Time finished: 4:30 PM
Inspector: Jefff Coss
Present during inspection: Client, Realtor
Client present for discussion at end of inspection: Yes
Weather conditions: Clear
Temperature: Warm
Ground condition: Dry
Inspection fee: 250
Payment method: Check
Type of building: Single family, Detached garage
Age of building(s): 1930s
Front of building faces: East
Main entrance faces: East
Occupied: No
Additions and modifications:
1) Based on substandard, non standard construction observed, additions, modifications to this property may have been made without the owner having attained permits or inspections from the municipality. Work may have been performed by someone other than a qualified contractor or person. The client should consult with the property owner about this, and if necessary research permits.

At worst case, if substantial work was performed without permits, this knowledge must be disclosed when the building is sold in the future. This can adversely affect future sales. Also, the local municipality could require costly alterations to bring the building into legal compliance or even require that the additions or modifications be removed.

2) The natural gas service was turned off. As a result, some appliances such as water heater(s), forced air furnace(s), gas fireplace(s), stove(s), range(s) and/or gas supply lines weren't fully evaluated. The inspector was unable to test for gas leaks.
 
Grounds Return to table of contents
Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: swimming pools, spas, hot tubs, water features and related equipment; playground, recreation or leisure equipment; landscape lighting; areas below exterior structures with less than three feet of vertical clearance; irrigation systems; invisible fencing; sea walls, docks and boathouses. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not test or determine the adequacy of drainage systems for grounds, walkways, below-grade stairs and roof downspouts. The inspector does not provide an evaluation of geological conditions and/or site stability, compliance of pool or spa fencing with municipal requirements, or determination that deck, balcony and/or stair membranes are watertight.
Condition of fences and gates: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Fence and gate material: Masonry
Site profile: Minor 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
Condition of decks, porches and/or balconies: Appeared serviceable
Deck, porch and/or balcony material: Concrete
Condition of exterior stairs: Appeared serviceable
Exterior stair material: Concrete
3) Fences were damaged or deteriorated in some areas. A qualified person should repair or replace sections as necessary.
Cost estimate: $ 250

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4) One or more fence gates were damaged, deteriorated. A qualified person should repair as necessary.
Cost estimate: $ 500

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5) Trees were in contact with or were close to the building in one or more areas. Damage may result, especially during high winds. Vegetation can also act as a conduit for wood destroying insects. Vegetation should be pruned back and/or removed as necessary to prevent damage and infestation by wood destroying insects.

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6) Minor cracks, settlement, heaving and/or deterioration were found in the driveway. However they don't appear to be a structural concern and no trip hazards were found. No immediate action is recommended, but the client may wish to have repairs made or have cracked sections replaced for aesthetic reasons.
 
Exterior / Foundation Return to table of contents
Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: below-grade foundation walls and footings, or those obscured by vegetation or building components; exterior building surfaces or components obscured by vegetation, stored items or debris. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Some amount of cracking is normal in concrete slabs and foundation walls due to shrinkage and drying. Note that the inspector does not determination the adequacy of sump pumps, seismic reinforcement, nor determine if support posts, columns, beams, joists, studs, trusses, etc. are of adequate size, spanning or spacing.
Condition of wall covering: Appeared serviceable
Apparent wall structure: Wood frame
Wall covering: Wood
Condition of foundation and footings: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Foundation type: Crawlspace
Foundation material: Poured in place concrete, Post and pier
Footing material: Poured in place concrete
Condition of floor substructure: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Pier or support post material: Wood, Concrete
Beam material: Solid wood
Floor structure: Solid wood joists
Condition of crawl space: Required repair and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Crawl space inspection method: Traversed
Insulation material underneath floor above: None visible
Ventilation: Appears serviceable
Vapor barrier present: No
7) No insulation was installed under the floor in the crawl space. A qualified contractor should install insulation for better energy efficiency and as per standard building practices with an R rating recommended for this area. For more information, visit:
http://www.eere.energy.gov/consumer/tips/insulation.html

8) Some sections of siding and/or trim were missing, damaged, deteriorated. A qualified person should evaluate and repair, replace or install siding or trim as necessary.
Cost estimate: $ 250

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9) Rot or water damage was found at one or more sections of gable ends, rafter tails. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary. All rotten wood should be replaced.
Cost estimate: $ 100

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10) Floors in one or more areas were not level. Significant repairs may be needed to make floors level, such as repairs to the foundation. A qualified contractor should evaluate and make repairs as necessary.
11) Substandard construction was found in some areas of the floor substructure. For example, ties missing between posts and beams, over spanned joists. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary, and as per standard building practices.
Cost estimate: $ 1000

12) Rot or water damage was found at one or more sections of the floor substructure, including floor decking, joists, beams. Also sections of beams were cracked, damaged. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary. All rotten wood should be replaced.
Cost estimate: $ 500

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13) Wooden support posts were not securely fastened to beams above. This is a safety hazard since they can separate during a seismic event. A qualified contractor should evaluate and make repairs as necessary, such as installing metal ties, bracing with lumber and/or plywood gussets as per standard building practices.
Cost estimate: $ 200

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14) No vapor barrier was installed in the crawl space. This is a conducive condition for wood destroying insects and organisms due to the likelihood of water evaporating into the building from the soil. A qualified person should install a vapor barrier as per standard building practices.
15) Moderate cracks (1/8 inch to 3/4 inch) and/or leaning were found in the foundation. This may be a structural concern, or an indication that settlement is ongoing. The client should consider hiring qualified contractors and/or engineers as necessary for further evaluation. Such contractors may include:

  • Foundation repair contractors who may prescribe repairs, and will give cost estimates for prescribed repairs
  • Masonry contractors who repair and/or replace brick veneer
  • Geotechnical engineers who attempt to determine if settlement is ongoing, and what the cause of the settlement is
  • Structural engineers who determine if repairs are necessary, and prescribe those repairs

    At a minimum, recommend sealing cracks to prevent water infiltration. Numerous products exist to seal such cracks including hydraulic cement, resilient caulks and epoxy sealants.

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    Roof / Attic Return to table of contents
    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; solar roofing components; any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not determination if rafters, trusses, joists, beams, etc. are of adequate size, spanning or spacing. The inspector does not provide an estimate of remaining roof surface life, does not determine that the roof has absolutely no leaks at the time of the inspection, and does not determine that the roof won't leak in the future. Only active leaks and evidence of past leaks observed during the inspection are reported on as part of this inspection. To absolutely determine than no leaks exist, complete access to all roof structure areas must be available during a wide variety of weather conditions, including prolonged heavy rain, high wind from varying directions, heavy accumulations of snow and/or ice, and melting snow and ice.
    Condition of roof structure: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Roof type: Gable
    Age of roof surface(s): 10-15 yrs
    Source for building age: Inspector's estimate
    Roof inspection method: Traversed
    Condition of shingle and/or shake roof surface materials: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Roof surface material: Asphalt or fiberglass composition shingles
    Apparent number of layers of roof surface material: One
    Condition of exposed flashings: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Condition of gutters, downspouts and extensions: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Gutter and downspout material: Metal
    Gutter and downspout installation: Partial
    Attic inspection method: Not inspected
    16) Roof repairs were needed because some composition shingles had the following conditions: missing shingles, loose shingles, granules worn away, lifting, curling, damage, deterioration. Leaks may occur as a result. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary.
    Cost estimate: $ 500-1000

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    17) Some roof flashings were missing. Leaks may occur as a result. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary.

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    18) Some gutters, downspouts were missing. Water may accumulate around the building foundation as a result. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary.
    Cost estimate: $ 100

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    19) Some "rubber boot" flashings were deteriorated. Leaks may occur as a result. A qualified contractor should replace flashings where necessary.
    Cost estimate: $ 30

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    20) All attic and roof structure sections were not evaluated due to lack of access from the following conditions: no hatch found.
     
    Garage / Carport Return to table of contents
    Limitations: The inspector does not determine the adequacy of firewall ratings. Requirements for ventilation in garages varies between municipalities.
    Type: Attached
    Condition of detached garage or carport structure: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Condition of garage: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Type of garage: Hollow core
    Condition of garage vehicle door(s): Appeared serviceable
    Garage vehicle door type: Sectional
    Number of vehicle doors: 1
    Condition of garage interior: Required repair or evaluation (see comments below)
    Garage ventilation: None visible
    21) The garage-dwelling door didn't self-latch when it closed with the self-closing device because of damage or deterioration to the door frame, hardware. This door is intended to prevent vehicle fumes from entering living spaces and to slow the spread of fire from the garage to living spaces. A qualified person should evaluate and make repairs as necessary.
    Cost estimate: $ 100

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    22) The walls between the attached garage and interior living spaces had gaps, holes. These surfaces are intended to prevent vehicle fumes from entering living spaces, and to slow the spread of fire from the garage to living spaces. A qualified contractor should evaluate and make repairs as necessary so the attached garage wall and ceiling surfaces that adjoin living spaces are tightly sealed and fire rated as per standard building practices. Typically these surfaces require a one-hour fire rating.

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    23) The garage-dwelling door posed a fire risk because it's not fire-rated (metal or solid-core construction). A qualified contractor should replace this door with a fire-rated door.
    Cost estimate: $ 250

    24) One or more vehicle doors couldn't be fully evaluated due to lack of access from being locked.
    25) floor areas were obscured by carpeting and couldn't be evaluated. These areas are excluded from the inspection.
     
    Electric Return to table of contents
    Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: generator systems, 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, does not determine if this system has an adequate capacity for the client's specific needs, nor determine if this system has any reserve capacity for additions or expansion. The inspector does not operate circuit breakers as part of the inspection, install or change light bulbs, nor determine the operability of every wall switch.
    Electric service condition: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Primary service type: Overhead
    Number of service conductors: 2
    Service voltage (volts): 120
    Service amperage (amps): 100
    Primary service overload protection type: Circuit breakers
    Service entrance conductor material: Copper
    Main disconnect rating (amps): 100
    System ground: Ground rod(s) in soil
    Condition of main service panel: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Location of main service panel #A: Building exterior
    Location of main disconnect: Breaker at top of main service panel
    Circuit breakers that were in the "off" position: 2
    Branch circuit wiring type: Non-metallic sheathed, Copper
    Condition of branch circuit wiring: Serviceable
    Solid strand aluminum branch circuit wiring present: None visible
    Condition of smoke detectors: Appeared serviceable
    Smoke detectors present: Yes
    Smoke detector power source: Battery
    26) One or more overcurrent protection devices (circuit breakers or fuses) in panel #A were "double tapped", where 2 or more wires were clamped in a terminal designed for only one wire. This is a safety hazard since the bolt or screw may tighten securely against one wire, but leave others loose. Arcing, sparks and fires may result. A qualified electrician should evaluate and repair as necessary.
    Cost estimate: $ 100

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    27) Wire splices were exposed due to not being contained in a covered junction box. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of shock and fire. A qualified electrician should evaluate and make repairs as necessary. For example, install securely mounted junction boxes with cover plates where needed to contain wiring splices.
    Cost estimate: $ 50

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    28) Substandard wiring was found in the crawl space, interior rooms. For example, exposed wiring, loose wiring, exposed splices, extension or lamp cord used as permanent wiring. This is a safety hazard. A qualified electrician should evaluate and repair as necessary and as per standard building practices.
    Cost estimate: $ 500

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    29) Some conduit sections and/or fittings were loose, separated. This is a potential safety hazard for shock or fire. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary.
    Cost estimate: $ 100

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    30) Many open ground, three-pronged grounding type receptacles were found. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of shock. A qualified electrician should evaluate and make repairs as necessary.

    Grounding type receptacles were first required in residential structures during the 1960s. Based on the age of this structure and/or the absence of 2-pronged receptacles, repairs should be made by correcting wiring circuits as necessary so all receptacles are grounded as per standard building practices. Replacement of three-pronged receptacles with 2-pronged receptacles is not an acceptable solution.
    Cost estimate: $ 250

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    31) One or more electric receptacles at the kitchen, bathroom(s), exterior had no visible ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of shock. Recommend having a qualified electrician evaluate to determine if GFCI protection exists, and if not, repair as necessary. For more information, visit:
    http://www.mikeholt.com/documents/nec/pdf/GFCI_requirement_page2.pdf
    Cost estimate: $ 250

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    32) One or more screws were missing from the dead front to panel #A and should be replaced. Because energized wiring may exist behind the holes with the missing screws, recommend that a qualified, licensed electrician replace these screws, or that care be taken to ensure that the new screws do not come in contact with wiring inside the panel when they are installed. Stock screws from the panel manufacturer should be used, or their equivalent.
    Cost estimate: $ 25

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    33) Some cover plates on receptacle, switch boxes were missing, loose. 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. A qualified person should repair as necessary.
    Cost estimate: $ 100

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    34) The legend for overcurrent protection devices (breakers or fuses) in panel #A was substandard. Recommend installing, updating or correcting the legend as necessary so it's accurate. Evaluation by a qualified electrician may be necessary.

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    35) Some light fixtures were inoperable. Recommend further evaluation by replacing bulb(s) and/or consulting with the property owner. Repairs or replacement of the light fixture(s) by a qualified electrician may be necessary.
    Cost estimate: $ 500

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    Plumbing / Fuel Systems Return to table of contents
    Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: private wells and sewage disposal systems; main, side and lateral sewer lines; gray water systems; pressure boosting systems; incinerating or composting toilets; fire suppression sprinkler 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 determining the existence or condition of underground or above-ground fuel tanks.
    Condition of service and main line: Appeared serviceable
    Location of main water meter: curb
    Location of main water shut: front
    Water service: Public
    Water pressure (psi): 70
    Service pipe material: Copper
    Condition of supply lines: Appeared serviceable
    Supply pipe material: Copper
    Condition of waste lines: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Waste pipe material: Plastic
    Condition of fuel system: Appeared serviceable
    Location of main fuel shut: eight side
    36) One or more plumbing vent pipes terminated less than three feet above a window or door that opens. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of sewer gases entering the structure. A qualified contractor should make repairs as necessary so vent pipes terminate at least three feet above openings to living spaces, but preferably above the roof surface.
    Cost estimate: $ 100

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    37) One or more waste line clean out caps were missing. This is a safety hazard because sewer gases may vent into the structure. A qualified plumber should repair or replace as necessary.
    Cost estimate: $ 25

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    38) One or more outside faucets were leaking. For example, from the valve stem when turned on or from the spigot when turned off. A qualified plumber should evaluate and repair as necessary.
    Cost estimate: $ 25

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    39) Waste lines were substandard, non standard in one or more areas. A qualified plumber should evaluate and repair as necessary.
    Cost estimate: $ 500

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    40) Hanger straps for waste lines in one or more locations were missing, substandard. This can result in poorly sloped and/or fallen pipes. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary.
    Cost estimate: $ 100

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    Water Heater Return to table of contents
    Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: solar water heating systems; circulation systems. 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.
    Condition of water heater: Appeared serviceable
    Type: Tank
    Energy source: Natural gas
    Capacity (in gallons): 30
    Manufacturer: General Electric
    Model: Smart water
    Location of water heater: crawlspace
    Condition of burners: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of venting system: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Condition of combustion air supply: Appeared serviceable
    41) Flue pipe sections or connections were damaged, substandard. This is a safety hazard due to the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair as necessary.
    Cost estimate: $ 150

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    42) No drain line was installed for the temperature-pressure relief valve. This is a potential safety hazard due to the risk of scalding if someone is standing next to the water heater when the valve opens. A qualified plumber should install a drain line as per standard building practices. For example, extending to 6 inches from the floor, or routed so as to drain outside.
    Cost estimate: $ 75

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    43) Significant corrosion was found at the supply pipes or fittings. A qualified plumber should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary.
    Cost estimate: $ 50

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    44) This water heater was not fully evaluated because the following condition(s) existed: gas supply turned off. Recommend that a full evaluation be made by a qualified person when conditions have been corrected so the appliance is operable. Note that as per the standards of practice for NACHI (http://www.nachi.org) and ASHI (www.ashi.org), the inspector is not required to operate shut-off valves, pilot lights or overcurrent protection devices, or any controls other than "normal controls".
     
    Heating Return to table of contents
    Condition of heating system: none
     
    Kitchen Return to table of contents
    Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: free-standing or portable appliances such as dishwashers, trash compactors, refrigerators, freezers, ice makers; specialty appliances such as hot water dispensers, water filters and trash compactors; 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 such as dishwashers, garbage disposals, trash compactors, ovens, broilers, etc.
    Condition of counters: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of cabinets: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of sinks and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of garbage disposal: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of dishwasher: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of range, cooktop: Appeared serviceable
    45) No duct was installed for the cooktop exhaust fan. Ventilation may be inadequate and moisture may accumulate indoors. Recommend having a qualified contractor install a duct so the exhaust fan vents outdoors.
    Cost estimate: $ 50

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    Bathrooms / Laundry / Sinks Return to table of contents
    Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: overflow drains for tubs and sinks; bidets, 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: main house
    Location #B: addition
    Condition of counters: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of sinks and related plumbing: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Condition of toilets: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Condition of bathtubs and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of shower(s) and related plumbing: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Condition of laundry facilities: Appeared serviceable
    46) The toilet at location #B was loose. A qualified contractor should remove the toilet(s) for further evaluation and repairs if necessary. A new wax ring should be installed and toilet(s) should be securely anchored to the floor to prevent movement and leaking.
    Cost estimate: $ 50

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    47) There was either no water, or a low flow from the hot, cold water faucet at the shower at location #B. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary.
    Cost estimate: $ 100

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    48) The sink drain stopper mechanism at location #B was missing. A qualified person should repair or replace as necessary.

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    49) Cabinet surfaces, drawers and/or doors showed minor, water damage at location #B.

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    Interior Rooms / Areas Return to table of contents
    Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: security, intercom and sound systems; communications wiring; central vacuum systems; elevators and stair lifts; sources of obnoxious odors; cosmetic deficiencies 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 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 of odors is not within the scope of this inspection.
    Exterior door material: Wood
    Condition of exterior entry doors: Appeared serviceable
    Condition of interior doors: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Type of windows: Aluminum, Vinyl, Wood
    Condition of windows: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Wall type or covering: Drywall or plaster
    Condition of walls: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Ceiling type or covering: Drywall or plaster
    Condition of ceilings: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Flooring type or covering: Carpet, Vinyl, Linoleum, Tile
    Condition of flooring: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
    Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: security, intercom and sound systems; communications wiring; central vacuum systems; elevators and stair lifts; sources of obnoxious odors; cosmetic deficiencies 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 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 of odors is not within the scope of this inspection.
    50) Some interior doors were difficult to open or close. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary.
    Cost estimate: $ 25

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    51) Some windows that were built to open wouldn't open. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary.
    Cost estimate: $ 50

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    52) Some interior doors were damaged, deteriorated. A qualified person should repair or replace as necessary.
    Cost estimate: $ 50

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    53) Significant water damage and mold was found in one or more wall sections. A qualified person should remove mold and repair wall and source of leak as necessary.
    Cost estimate: $ 500

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    54) Substandard repairs were found in one or more wall sections. Recommend asking the property owner about the repairs, and having a qualified person repair as per standard building practices.
    Cost estimate: $ 200

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    55) Substandard repairs were found in one or more ceiling sections. Recommend asking the property owner about the repairs, and having a qualified person repair as per standard building practices.
    Cost estimate: $ 100

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    56) Some sections of tile counters had deterioration or damage. For example, loose tile. A qualified person should repair as necessary.
    Cost estimate: $ 25

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    57) The glazing putty at some windows was deteriorated. A qualified person should evaluate and repair as necessary. For more information, visit:
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    Cost estimate: $ 50

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    58) Screens in many windows were missing, not installed.
    Cost estimate: $ 150

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