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Inspector: Jose A Feo

   

11342 Yearling St
Client(s): Confidential (Buyers names)
Property address: 11342 Yearling St Cerritos CA 90703
Inspection date: 9/17/2010
This report published on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 12:43:34 PM PDT

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Dear customer:

Thank you for choosing New Beginning Home Inspections to perform the following inspection on the property you wish to purchase.
This report is the exclusive property of this inspection company and the client(s) listed in the report title. Use of this report by any unauthorized persons is prohibited.

All findings should be made to New Beginning Home 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, may hear squeaking on raised or second story floors, 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. Andy questions about the inspection or report should be resolved prior to title transfer.

This inspection report was prepared in a format specifically for the named client 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 named client and such transfer does not imply any warranty or guarantee regarding the report by inspection firm.

If you have any questions regarding this report, please feel free to call us.



LIMITED WARRANTY

This inspection report is a written communication describing the condition of the property inspected. Its purpose is to indicate the existing condition of the subject property. It is not meant to be a demand for repairs by the owner of subject property and communicates a written report of the then existing conditions on the property at the time of the inspection.


During the inspection, our inspectors do not take apart equipment, structures, apply stress and/or perform destructive testing or move furniture and equipment to view areas. Any areas which are visually hidden or not readily accessible are not covered within this report.

Additionally this report does not include and is not a substitute for a Real Estate Transfer Disclosure Statement, Form TDS-14, California Civil Code Section 1102.

This report does not cover the following items:
• Evaluate as to weather there are any city, county, or state code violations on the property.
• Evaluate the slopes, grading or credibility of any retaining walls or drainage on the property.
• Perform termite inspections.
• Test security devices.
• Evaluated the presence or extent of insulation and vapor barriers in exterior walls and soffitts.
• Enter crawl areas where headroom is less than tree feet or where other adverse conditions exist.
• Walk on the roof where it could damage the roof materials or be unsafe for the inspector.
• Enter attic spaces that are not readily accessible or where headroom above the access panel is less than three feet.
• Inspect underground drainage pipes or internal rain gutters and downspouts.
• Operate any main branch or fixture valves that are turned off.
• Inspect any plumbing components that are not visible or readily accessible.
• Inspect water quality, water conditioning equipment and solar water heating systems.
• Evaluate the ability of the systems to comply with the current codes.
• Inspect or activate interior fire sprinkler systems.
• Activate or operate any system that has been shut down.
• Evaluate the mounting of any kitchen cabinets.
• Make repairs or give estimates. Inspect septic tanks.
• Inspect septic tanks. Inspect or test electronic thermostats.
• Turn on or off pool valves.
• Guarantee any appliances and/or pool equipment
• Determine or test for leaks in the roof.
• Any damage done in the attic or under the house, including air ducts, if a termite inspection is made to the property after the completed inspection.
• Damage caused by tenting and/or termite inspection.

This report is the exclusive property of this inspection company and the client(s) listed in the report title. Use of this report by any unauthorized persons is prohibited.

 
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 
EvaluateRecommend evaluation by a specialist 
ServiceableItem or component is in servicable condition 
CommentFor your information 

Click here for a glossary of building construction terms.  Contact your inspector if there are terms that you do not understand, or visit the glossary of construction terms at http://www.reporthost.com/glossary.asp

Table of Contents
General information
Swimming Pool
Exterior
Spa
Roof
Garage
Attic
Electric service
Water heater
Heating and cooling
Plumbing and laundry
Fireplaces, wood stoves and chimneys
Kitchen
Bathrooms
Interior rooms
 
General information Return to table of contents
Report number: 447/10
Structures inspected: 1,405 Sq Ft
Type of building: Single family
Age of building: 1970
Time started: 9:00 AM
Time finished: 10:55 AM
Inspection Fee: $250.00
Payment method: Check
Present during inspection: Client(s), Property owner(s), Realtor(s)
Occupied: Yes
Weather conditions: Partly cloudy
Temperature: Warm
Ground condition: Dry
Foundation type: Slab on grade
The following items are excluded from this inspection: Private sewage disposal system, Security system, Irrigation system, Hot tub, Private well, Shed, Playground equipment, Sauna, Low voltage outdoor lighting, Central vacuum system, Water filtration system, Water softener system, Built-in sound system, Intercom system, Generator system, Sport court, Sea wall, Outbuildings
1) Structures built prior to 1979 may contain lead-based paint and/or asbestos in various building materials such as insulation, siding, and/or floor and ceiling tiles. Both lead and asbestos are known health hazards. Evaluating for the presence of lead and/or asbestos is not included in this inspection. The client(s) should consult with specialists as necessary, such as industrial hygienists, professional labs and/or abatement contractors for this type of evaluation. For information on lead, asbestos and other hazardous materials in homes, visit these websites:
  • The Environmental Protection Association (http://www.epa.gov)
  • The Consumer Products Safety Commission (http://www.cpsc.gov)
  • The Center for Disease Control (http://www.cdc.gov)
     
    Swimming Pool Return to table of contents
    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; ultraviolet light systems; filter back flushing 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 body: Appeared serviceable
    Body type: Above ground ~
    Body material: Plaster-Gunite ~
    Condition of pumps, lines and valves: Appeared serviceable
    Water is refilled through: Valve
    Types of pumps installed: Circulation
    Line material: PVC
    Heater energy source: Natural gas
    Condition of filter and related equipment: Appeared serviceable
    Filter type: Diatomaceous earth
    Filter air relief valve installed: Yes
    Filter pressure gauge installed: Yes
    Filter pressure at time of inspection (psi): 12 psi
    Condition of electrical equipment: Appeared serviceable
    2) Fencing around the pool in one or more areas was missing. This is a safety hazard because they are intended to control access to areas with a drowning hazard. Standard building practices require that fencing:

  • Be a minimum of five feet in height
  • Not be climbable by children
  • Not have gaps or voids that allow climbing or access to gate latch mechanisms

    A qualified person should evaluate and repair or replace as necessary, and as per standard building practices. For more information, visit:
    http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PUBS/Pool.pdf
    3) No removable cover was installed for the pool. Recommend that one be installed to maintain water quality and for safety purposes.
    4) Support for the circulation pump was substandard. Standard practices typically require pumps to be securely mounted on solid, level, rigid, vibration free surfaces. Equipment may be damaged as a result. A qualified person should evaluate and make repairs as necessary, and as per the manufacturer's specifications.
    5) The heater was not fully evaluated because no gas was available, the pilot light was off. Recommend that a qualified person evaluate fully after heater is made 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 light pilot lights, operate over current protection devices or operate any controls other than "normal controls".

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    6) At the time of the inspection the pool in general appears to be in serviceable condition.

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    7) The motor for the circulation pump appeared to be near, at or beyond its service life. Typically this is eight years but may be longer. The motor may need rebuilding or replacement in the near future.

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    Exterior Return to table of contents

    8) At the time of the inspection the exterior of the property appears to be in good and serviceable condition. It appears to be recently painted and is well maintained

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    Spa Return to table of contents
    Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: spa bodies; equipment on timers, remote controls or sensors; underground or concealed piping; motorized covers; waterfalls and related equipment; Ozone generators; ultraviolet light systems; filter back flushing mechanisms. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not disassemble filters, nor determine if spa bodies, filters or skimmers leak, nor determine if spa bodies are level.
     
    Roof Return to table of contents
    Roof inspection method: Traversed
    Roof type: Gable
    Roof covering: Asphalt or fiberglass composition shingles
    Estimated age of roof: unable to determine
    Gutter & downspout material: Aluminum
    Roof ventilation: Adequate
    9) One or more composition shingles are damaged, deteriorated and/or missing, and should be replaced. Leaks may occur as a result. A qualified roofing contractor should evaluate and make repairs as necessary.

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    10) At the time of the inspection the roof in general, appears to be in good and serviceable condition. We recommend to paint the flashing for aesthetic reason

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    Garage Return to table of contents

    11) At the time oft he inspection the garage door opens and closes automatically and properly and looks like new. Lights and switches work correctly.

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    Attic Return to table of contents
    Inspection method: Viewed from hatch
    Roof structure type: Trusses
    Ceiling structure: Ceiling beams
    Insulation material: Fiberglass loose fill, Fiberglass roll or batt
    12) The attic had good ventilation and insulation. There is no visible evidence of rodents.

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    Electric service Return to table of contents
    Primary service type: Underground
    Primary service overload protection type: Circuit breakers
    Service voltage (volts): 120/240
    Location of main service switch: back of the house
    Location of main disconnect: Breaker at top of main service panel
    Main disconnect rating (amps): 100
    Solid strand aluminum branch circuit wiring present: No
    Smoke detectors present: Yes
    13) At the time of the inspection lights and switches work correctly. The electric panel appears to be in serviceable condition.

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    Water heater Return to table of contents
    Estimated age: 04/2005
    Type: Tank
    Energy source: Natural gas
    Capacity (in gallons): 40
    Manufacturer: General Electric
    Model: GG40TO6AV601
    14) 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.

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    15) At the time of the inspection the water heater appears to be in good and serviceable condition and it is correctly installed. There was hot water at the kitchen and bathrooms.

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    Heating and cooling Return to table of contents
    Estimated age: unable to determine
    Primary heating system energy source: Natural gas
    Primary heat system type: Forced air
    Primary A/C energy source: Electric
    Last service date: unable to determine
    16) The estimated useful life for most forced air furnaces is 15 to 20 years. This furnace appears to be approaching this age and may need replacing at any time. Recommend budgeting for a replacement in the near future.

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    17) At the time of the inspection the furnace work s correctly as well as the walls air conditioning . We recommend to consult a specialist for service.

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    Plumbing and laundry Return to table of contents
    Water pressure (psi): 90 psi
    Location of main water shut-off valve: in front of the house
    Location of main water meter: on the street
    Water service: Public
    Service pipe material: Galvanized steel
    Supply pipe material: Galvanized steel
    Vent pipe material: Plastic
    Drain pipe material: Cast iron
    Waste pipe material: Cast iron
    18) The water supply pressure is greater than 80 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 more likely to burst with higher pressures. Typically the pressure cannot be regulated at the water meter. Recommend having a qualified plumber evaluate and make modifications to reduce the pressure 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 for lower pressures.
    19) Neither the clothes washer nor dryer were operated or evaluated. They are excluded from this inspection.
     
    Fireplaces, wood stoves and chimneys Return to table of contents
    Fireplace type: Masonry
    20) The fireplace at the time of the inspection works correctly.
    21) All solid fuel burning appliances (wood stoves and fireplaces, etc.) should be inspected annually by a qualified chimney service contractor, cleaned and repaired as necessary.
     
    Kitchen Return to table of contents

    22) The range hood exhaust fan duct appears to be undersized. Most manufacturers specify a minimum exhaust duct diameter of six inches or more. Undersized ducts may restrict the air flow, overheat the fan motor, and are a potential safety hazard due to the risk of fire from overheating. The range hood manufacturer's installation specifications should be checked to determine the required minimum exhaust duct size. If the duct is too small, it should be replaced by a qualified contractor.

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    23) The water supply to the dishwasher appears to be inoperable. The shut-off valve may be turned off. The inspector was unable to fully evaluate the dishwasher and its drain system. The client(s) should ask the property owner(s) about this, and if necessary, a qualified plumber or appliance technician should evaluate and repair.

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    24) At the time of the inspection the kitchen appears to be in serviceable condition. Stove works properly. Cabinets and counter tops are fine.

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    Bathrooms Return to table of contents

    25) The shower diverter valve for one or more bathtub faucets is defective. A significant amount of water comes out of the bathtub spout when the shower is turned on. Water will be wasted as a result. A qualified plumber should evaluate and replace components or make repairs as necessary.

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    26) At the time of the inspection the bathrooms are in serviceable condition. Toilets,sinks,showers and bath tubs are fine and work properly. Cabinets and counter tops are in good condition.

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    Interior rooms Return to table of contents

    27) No smoke alarms are visible. This is a safety hazard. A qualified electrician should install smoke alarms as per standard building practices (functioning one exists in hallways leading to bedrooms, and in each bedroom, etc.). For more information, visit http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/5077.html
    28) Screen(s) in one or more windows are torn or have holes in them. Screens should be replaced where necessary.

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    29) The interior of the property appears to be in good and serviceable condition. Windows and doors are in good condition , open and close correctly. Carpet is fine. Hard wood floor is in good condition. Walls are clean and painted.

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