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Inspector: Jose A Feo

   

7722 Clive Ave
Client(s): Confidential (Buyers names)
Property address: 7722 Clive Ave Whittier CA 90606
Inspection date: 9/16/2010
This report published on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 12:42:10 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 
Repair/MaintainRecommend repair and/or maintenance 
MaintainRecommend ongoing maintenance 
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
Swimming Pool
General information
Garage
Exterior
Roof
Attic
Electric service
Water heater
Heating and cooling
Fireplaces, wood stoves and chimneys
Crawl space
Plumbing and laundry
Kitchen
Bathrooms
Interior rooms
 
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 material: Plaster-Gunite ~
Condition of pumps, lines and valves: Appeared serviceable
Water is refilled through: Valve
Types of pumps installed: Circulation
Line material: PVC
Condition of filter and related equipment: Appeared serviceable
Filter type: Cartridge
Filter air relief valve installed: Yes
Filter pressure gauge installed: Yes
1) 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

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    2) No removable cover was installed for the pool. Recommend that one be installed to maintain water quality and for safety purposes.
    3) At the time of the inspection one or more cracks were found around the pool. We recommend to consult a specialist to evaluate and repair as necessary.

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    4) Paint on the pool body surface was peeling, bubbling or blistering in some areas. This is usually caused by improper preparation, paint application and/or or cleaning. A qualified person should repaint areas where necessary. Concrete pools or spas should be repainted every three to five years. For more information, visit:
    http://www.poolcenter.com/painted_pools.htm

    5) 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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    General information Return to table of contents
    Report number: 446/10
    Structures inspected: 1,166 Sq ft
    Type of building: Single family
    Age of building: 1947
    Time started: 11:15 AM
    Time finished: 2:00 PM
    Inspection Fee: $250.00
    Payment method: Cash
    Present during inspection: Client(s), Realtor(s)
    Occupied: No
    Weather conditions: Clear
    Temperature: Hot
    Ground condition: Dry
    Foundation type: Crawlspace
    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
    6) 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)
     
    Garage Return to table of contents

    7) The vehicle door isn't balanced. The door won't stay in place when it's partially opened and falls to the ground instead. This is a safety hazard since the door may fall when open. A qualified contractor should evaluate and make repairs as necessary. For more information on garage door safety issues, visit: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/523.html or http://www.ohdstl.com/safety.html

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    8) The vehicle door is difficult or unable to open or close. Vehicle doors should open and close smoothly and easily. A qualified contractor should evaluate and make repairs as necessary.
     
    Exterior Return to table of contents
    Footing material: Poured in place concrete
    Foundation material: Poured in place concrete, Post and pier
    Apparent wall structure: Wood frame
    Wall covering: Wood clapboard, Stucco
    Driveway material: Asphalt
    Sidewalk material: Poured in place concrete
    Exterior door material: Solid core wood
    9) This property is clad with composition wood fiber siding. Many brands of this type of siding by different manufacturers are known to deteriorate and/or fail prematurely due to moisture penetration. Failure is typically visible in the form of swelling, cracking and delamination, especially at the bottom edges. Class action lawsuits have been filed or are being filed against most manufacturers of this material.

    Much or all of the siding on this structure has failed and should be replaced. A qualified contractor should evaluate and replace siding as necessary.

    For more information, visit:
    Failing LP Siding Help Page

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    10) The driveway has significant cracks and/or deterioration in one or more areas. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace driveway sections as necessary.

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    11) 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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    12) Cracks, deterioration and/or damage were found in one or more areas of the stucco siding. A qualified contractor should evaluate and make repairs and/or replace stucco siding as necessary.

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    13) The exterior finish in some areas is failing. A qualified contractor should prep (pressure wash, scrape, sand, prime caulk, etc.) and repaint or restain areas as needed and as per standard building practices.
    14) Minor cracks were found in one or more sidewalk or patio sections. However they don't appear to be a structural concern and no trip hazards were found. No immediate action is recommended, but the client(s) may wish to have repairs made or have cracked sections replaced for aesthetic reasons.

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    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;e to determine
    Gutter & downspout material: Aluminum
    Roof ventilation: Adequate
    15) 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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    16) One or more sections of metal roofing are dented and/or damaged. A qualified roofing contractor should evaluate and replace sections and/or make repairs as necessary.

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    17) At the time of the inspection the roof in general appears to be in good and serviceable condition. There are some minor repairs that should be done.

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    Attic Return to table of contents
    Inspection method: Viewed from hatch
    Roof structure type: Trusses
    Insulation material: Fiberglass loose fill
    18)   At the time of the inspection 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: Overhead
    Primary service overload protection type: Circuit breakers
    Service voltage (volts): 120/240
    Location of main service switch: back of the house
    Main disconnect rating (amps): Not applicable, no single main disconnect
    Solid strand aluminum branch circuit wiring present: No
    19) At the time of the inspection lights and switches work properly. The electric panel appears to be in serviceable condition.

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    Water heater Return to table of contents
    Estimated age: 1991
    Type: Tank
    Energy source: Natural gas
    Capacity (in gallons): 40
    Manufacturer: Reliance
    Model: 5 40 NORT c
    20) The estimated useful life for most water heaters is 8 to 12 years. This water heater appears to be at this age or older and may need replacing at any time. Recommend budgeting for a replacement in the near future.

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    21) The water heater was turned off at the time of the inspection. For example, circuit breaker turned off, gas supply turned off or pilot light turned off. The inspector was unable to fully evaluate the water heater.
     
    Heating and cooling Return to table of contents
    Estimated age: unable to determine
    Primary heating system energy source: Natural gas
    Primary heat system type: Baseboard
    22) The estimated useful life for most forced air furnaces is 15 to 20 years. This furnace appears to be at this age or older and may need replacing at any time. Recommend budgeting for a replacement in the near future.

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    23) 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.
     
    Fireplaces, wood stoves and chimneys Return to table of contents
    Fireplace type: Masonry
    24) One or more chimney flues do not have a screened cover installed. Screened covers prevent the following:

  • Fire hazard from wood fire sparks and embers exiting flues
  • Wildlife (birds, rodents, raccoons, etc.) entering flues
  • Rainwater entering flues and mixing with combustion deposits, creating caustic chemicals which can corrode flues
  • Rainwater entering flues and causing damage to terracotta flue tiles from freeze-thaw cycles

    A qualified chimney service contractor should install screened cover(s) where missing. Screens should have holes 1/4 inch or larger.

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    25) The gas supply for one or more gas fireplaces and/or stoves was turned off. As per the Standards of Practice for both the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI) and the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) the inspector does not operate gas shut off valves or light pilot lights during inspections. These appliances were not fully evaluated.
    26) 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.
     
    Crawl space Return to table of contents
    Inspection method: Traversed
    Insulation material underneath floor above: None visible
    Pier or support post material: Concrete
    Beam material: Solid wood
    Floor structure above: Solid wood joists
    27) No insulation is installed under the floor in the crawl space. Recommend that a qualified contractor install R19 or better (6" thick fiberglass batt) insulation under the floor for better energy efficiency.

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    28) At the time of the inspection we observed that one or more works were done at the wood under the bathroom however the wood appears to be damaged or deteriorated, we recommend to consult a specialist to evaluate and repair as necessary.
    The foundation and post piers appear to be i serviceable condition. We did not observe any cracks on it.

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    Plumbing and laundry Return to table of contents
    Water pressure (psi): 75 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
    Drain pipe material: Cast iron
    Waste pipe material: Cast iron
    29) Water supply pipes in homes built prior to 1986 may be joined with solder that contains lead. Lead is a known health hazard, especially for children. Laws were passed in 1985 prohibiting the use of lead in solder, but prior to that solder normally contained about 50 percent lead. The client(s) should be aware of this, especially if children will be living in this structure. Evaluating for the presence of lead in this structure is not included in this inspection. The client(s) should consider having a qualified lab test for lead, and if necessary take steps to reduce or remove lead from the water supply. Various solutions such as these may be advised:

  • Flush water taps or faucets. Do not drink water that has been sitting in the plumbing lines for more than six hours.
  • Install appropriate filters at points of use.
  • Use only cold water for cooking and drinking. Hot water dissolves lead more quickly than cold water.
  • Use bottled or distilled water.
  • Treat well water to make it less corrosive.
  • Have a qualified plumbing contractor replace supply pipes and/or plumbing components as necessary.

    For more information visit:
    http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PUBS/5056.html
    http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead/index.html

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    30) Neither the clothes washer nor dryer were operated or evaluated. They are excluded from this inspection.

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    Kitchen Return to table of contents

    31) One or more cabinets and/or drawers are damaged and/or deteriorated. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair or replace cabinets and/or components as necessary.

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    32) No range hood is installed over the range or cook top. Ventilation and/or lighting may be inadequate and moisture may accumulate indoors. Recommend having a qualified contractor install a vented and lighted range hood, with the exhaust fan configured so as to vent outdoors.
    33) One or more sinks are clogged or drain slowly. Drain(s) should be cleared as necessary, and by a qualified plumber if necessary.

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    34) Minor damage and/or deterioration was found at counter tops in one or more areas. The client(s) should evaluate and consider having repairs made, and/or counter tops replaced where necessary.

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    Bathrooms Return to table of contents

    35) Tile and/or grout around one or more bathtubs is damaged or deteriorated. For example, deteriorated or missing grout, cracked, missing or loose tiles, etc. A qualified contractor should evaluate and repair tile and/or grout as necessary.

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    36) Vinyl flooring is damaged and/or deteriorated in one or more areas. A qualified contractor should replace or repair the damaged flooring.

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    37) At the time of the inspection the bathroom appears to be in acceptable condition. Some repairs should be done in order to be in better condition. There was not hot water because at the time of the inspection the water heater was disconnected.

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    Interior rooms Return to table of contents

    38) 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
    39) Wood flooring in one or more areas is worn, damaged and/or cupping. Recommend having a qualified contractor evaluate and refinish wood flooring as necessary.

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    40) Screen(s) in one or more windows are torn or have holes in them. Screens should be replaced where necessary.

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    41) 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.
     
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