Sawyer Builders Inc

Website: http://www.reporthost.com/sawyerbld
Email: sawyerclan52@yahoo.com
Phone: (951) 678-9480

HOME INSPECTION REPORT
Client(s): Rose Krueger
Property address: 748 Caminito Francisco
Chula Vista CA
91913
Inspection date: Saturday October 4 2008
This report published on 10/8/2008 2:58:11 PM PDT

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MaintainRecommend ongoing maintenance 
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Table of Contents
General information
Exterior
Roof
Attic
Electric service
Water heater
Heating and cooling
Plumbing and laundry
Fireplaces, woodstoves and chimneys
 
General information Return to table of contents
Report number: 104-08
Structures inspected: attached 2 story
Type of building: Condo
Time started: 8:30
Time finished: 10:00
Payment method: Escrow
Present during inspection: Client(s), Realtor(s)
Occupied: No
Weather conditions: Partly cloudy
Temperature: Cool
Ground condition: Dry
Front of structure faces: West
Main entrance faces: West
Foundation type: Slab on grade
Report number: 104-08
Structures inspected: 2 story attached
Type of building: Condo
Time started: 8:30
Time finished: 10:00
Inspection Fee: 300.00
Payment method: Check
Present during inspection: Client(s), Realtor(s)
Occupied: No
Weather conditions: Partly cloudy
Temperature: Cool
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:
Report number: 104-08
Structures inspected: 2 story attached
Type of building: Condo
Age of building: 4 YEARS
Time started: 8:30am
Time finished: 10:00
Inspection Fee: 300.00
Payment method: Check
Present during inspection: Client(s), Realtor(s)
Occupied: No
Weather conditions: Partly cloudy
Temperature: Cool
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: Private sewage disposal system, Security system, Irrigation system, Swimming pool, 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, Outbuildings
 
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: Stucco
Driveway material: Asphalt
Sidewalk material: Poured in place concrete
Exterior door material: Solid core steel
Footing material: Poured in place concrete
Foundation material: Poured in place concrete
Apparent wall structure: Wood frame
Wall covering: Stucco
Driveway material: Asphalt
Sidewalk material: Poured in place concrete
Exterior door material: Solid core steel
Footing material: Poured in place concrete
Foundation material: Poured in place concrete
Apparent wall structure: Wood frame
Wall covering: Stucco
Driveway material: Asphalt
Sidewalk material: Poured in place concrete
Exterior door material: Solid core steel
 
Roof Return to table of contents
Roof inspection method: Viewed from ground with binoculars, Viewed from windows
Roof type: Cross gable
Roof covering: Concrete tile
Estimated age of roof: 4 YEARS
Gutter & downspout material: Aluminum
Roof ventilation: Adequate
Roof inspection method: Viewed from ground with binoculars, Viewed from windows
Roof type: Cross gable
Roof covering: Concrete tile
Estimated age of roof: 4 YEARS
Gutter & downspout material: Aluminum
Roof ventilation: Adequate
Roof inspection method: Viewed from ground with binoculars, Viewed from windows
Roof type: Cross gable
Roof covering: Concrete tile
Estimated age of roof: 4 YEARS
Gutter & downspout material: Aluminum
Roof ventilation: Adequate
 
Attic Return to table of contents
Inspection method: Traversed
Roof structure type: Trusses
Ceiling structure: Trusses
Insulation depth: 6-8
Insulation estimated R value: 19
Inspection method: Traversed
Roof structure type: Trusses
Ceiling structure: Trusses
Insulation depth: 6-8
Insulation estimated R value: 19
Inspection method: Traversed
Roof structure type: Trusses
Ceiling structure: Trusses
Insulation material: Fiberglass roll or batt
Insulation depth: 6-8
Insulation estimated R value: 19
 
Electric service Return to table of contents
Primary service type: Underground
Primary service overload protection type: Circuit breakers
Service amperage (amps): 125
Service voltage (volts): 120/240
Location of main service switch: end of building
Location of main disconnect:
Service entrance conductor material: Copper
System ground: Concrete encased electrode
Main disconnect rating (amps): 125
Branch circuit wiring type: Copper
Solid strand aluminum branch circuit wiring present: No
Smoke detectors present: Yesone in entry loose
Primary service type: Underground
Primary service overload protection type: Circuit breakers
Service amperage (amps): 125
Service voltage (volts): 120/240
Location of main service switch: end of building
Location of main disconnect: side
Service entrance conductor material: Copper
System ground: Concrete encased electrode
Main disconnect rating (amps): 125
Branch circuit wiring type: Copper
Solid strand aluminum branch circuit wiring present: No
Smoke detectors present: Yesloose in entry


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Water heater Return to table of contents
Estimated age: 10 years/4 operational
Type: Tank
Energy source: Natural gas
Capacity (in gallons): 40
Manufacturer: Rheem
Model: 41VR40N
Water temperature (degrees Fahrenheit): N/A
Estimated age: 10 years/4 operational
Type: Tank
Energy source: Natural gas
Capacity (in gallons): 40
Manufacturer: Rheem
Model: 41VR40N
Water temperature (degrees Fahrenheit): N/A
3) The water heater's seismic straps or struts are substandard. For example, they may allow significant movement or use improper fasteners. 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 evaluate and either repair existing straps or install new straps or struts as necessary and as per standard building practices.
4) Use approved water heater straps
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Heating and cooling Return to table of contents
Estimated age: 4 years
Primary heating system energy source: Natural gas
Primary heat system type: Forced air
Primary A/C energy source: Electric
Primary Air conditioning type: Split system
Distribution system:
Manufacturer: Carrier
Model: 38Brco36359
Filter location: In return air duct below furnace
Last service date: unknown
Estimated age: 4 years
Primary heating system energy source: Natural gas
Primary heat system type: Forced air
Primary A/C energy source: Electric
Primary Air conditioning type: Split system
Distribution system: Sheet metal ducts
Manufacturer: Carrier
Model: 38Brco36359
Filter location: In return air duct below furnace
Last service date: unknown
7) Air handler filter(s) are dirty and should be replaced now. They should be checked monthly in the future and replaced as necessary.
8) Air handler filter(s) should be checked monthly in the future and replaced or washed as necessary.
 
Plumbing and laundry Return to table of contents
Water pressure (psi): 57 lbs
Location of main water shut-off valve: in garage
Location of main water meter: end of building
Water service: Public
Service pipe material: Copper
Supply pipe material: Copper
Drain pipe material: Plastic
Waste pipe material: Plastic
Water pressure (psi): 57 lbs
Location of main water shut-off valve: in garage
Location of main water meter: end of building
Water service: Public
Service pipe material: Copper
Supply pipe material: Copper
Vent pipe material: Plastic
Drain pipe material: Plastic
Waste pipe material: Plastic
9) The washing machine is installed over a finished living space and has no catch pan or drain installed. These are not commonly installed, but they are recommended to prevent water damage to finished interior spaces below if or when the washing machine leaks, overflows or is drained. Recommend having a qualified contractor install both a catch pan and drain.
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Fireplaces, woodstoves and chimneys Return to table of contents
Fireplace type: Metal prefabricated
Woodstove type: Metal
Chimney type: Metal
Fireplace type: Metal prefabricated
Chimney type: Metal
11) 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.
 

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Age of Waterheater is 10 years but has been installed for 4 years

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waterheater was in off position at time of inspection

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Air filter needs serviceing

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Entry

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water shut off and regulater

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Main service Disconnect

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Microwave- cooktop

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dishwasher

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