1537 Bay Dr
Yuba City CA 95993-8297
Inspector: Joshua McGrath
Certified Home Inspector
||1234 Main Street
||Tuesday, April 15, 2014
This report published on Saturday, April 26, 2014 1:08:13 AM PDT
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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:
|Safety||Poses a safety hazard|
|Repair/Replace||Recommend repairing or replacing|
|Repair/Maintain||Recommend repair and/or maintenance|
|Minor Defect||Correction likely involves only a minor expense|
|Maintain||Recommend ongoing maintenance|
|Evaluate||Recommend evaluation by a specialist|
|Monitor||Recommend monitoring in the future|
|Serviceable||Item or component is in servicable condition|
|Comment||For your information|
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8:00 a.m. PSTTime finished:
10:30 a.m. PSTPresent during inspection:
Client, RealtorClient present for discussion at end of inspection:
YesWeather conditions during inspection:
Dry (no rain)Temperature during inspection:
300.00 USD (350.00 minus 50.00 coupon)Payment method:
CashType of building:
Single familyBuildings inspected:
One home w/attached garageNumber of residential units inspected:
1Age of main building:
7 YearsSource for main building age:
OwnerFront of building faces:
EastMain entrance faces:
Note: The inspector operates only "normal" controls such as faucets, and does not operate shut-off valves to the water meter or house. Water pressure seemed adequate in all areas of house. Areas outside the house seemed to be free of any leaks.
Note: The inspector operates only "normal" controls such as thermostats, stove burner knobs, and on/off switches, and does not operate gas shut-off valves or activate pilot lights. No smell of gas detected during inspection. All pilot lights were lit and seemed to be functioning properly without blockage.
Note: The inspector operates only "normal controls" such as switches or knobs, and does not reset or turn on circuit breakers or remove or install fuses. All controls, branch circuit wiring, receptacles, fixtures such as lights and fans, switches, ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) devices, arc fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) devices, and some appliances such as electrically powered water heaters, forced air furnaces, heat pumps, air conditioning units, and kitchen appliances appeared serviceable and functioning properly.
Note: The client should be aware that a break-in period occurs during the first year or two after a building is constructed. Some amount of settlement and shrinkage is inevitable as temperature and humidity varies during the seasons. Systems may need adjustment or repair after experiencing constant, prolonged and/or heavy usage. Overall performance of the building exterior has not yet been tested by a wide variety of weather conditions.
Also, it is beyond the scope of this inspection to determine if all permits have been approved or signed off. Consult with the builder and/or municipality to determine if all necessary permits have been approved.
Unless specifically included in the inspection, the following items and any related equipment, controls, electric systems and/or plumbing systems are excluded from this inspection: detached buildings or structures; fences and gates; retaining walls; underground drainage systems, catch basins or concealed sump pumps; swimming pools and related safety equipment, spas, hot tubs or saunas; whether deck, balcony and/or stair membranes are watertight; trees, landscaping, properties of soil, soil stability, erosion and erosion control; ponds, water features, irrigation or yard sprinkler systems; sport courts, playground, recreation or leisure equipment; areas below the exterior structures with less than 3 feet of vertical clearance; invisible fencing; sea walls, docks and boathouses; retractable awnings. Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only.Site profile:
Backyard is level, front has adequate slope.Condition of driveway:
Appeared serviceable, minor cracks are normal. No tripping hazards presentDriveway material:
Poured in place concreteCondition of sidewalks and/or patios:
Appeared serviceableSidewalk material:
Poured in place concrete
Backyard has no slope or drainage system to lead water away from the structure. Standing water against a structure can erode, weaken and seep under the foundation. Recommend grading soil so it slopes down and away from buildings with a slope of at least 1 inch per horizontal foot.
Soil does not slope away from structure and has no existing drainage system. Also, soil is within 6 inches of contact with stucco siding. This can cause damage from insects and water penetration.
Hairline cracks in driveway, cosmetic and normal. No tripping hazards present.
Hairline crack in front porch. Cosmetic and normal. No tripping hazards present.
Exterior and Foundation
The inspector performs a visual inspection of accessible components or systems at the exterior. Items excluded from this inspection include below-grade foundation walls and footings; foundations, exterior surfaces or components obscured by vegetation, stored items or debris; wall structures obscured by coverings such as siding or trim. Some items such as siding, trim, soffits, vents and windows are often high off the ground, and may be viewed using binoculars from the ground or from a ladder. This may limit a full evaluation. Regarding foundations, some amount of cracking is normal in concrete slabs and foundation walls due to shrinkage and drying. Note that the inspector does not determine the adequacy of seismic reinforcement.Wall inspection method:
Viewed from groundCondition of wall exterior covering:
Repairs recommended, see belowApparent wall structure:
Wood frameWall covering:
StuccoCondition of foundation and footings:
Appeared serviceableApparent foundation type:
Concrete slab on gradeFoundation/stem wall material:
Concrete slab on gradeFooting material (under foundation stem wall):
Not determined (inaccessible or obscured)
Sprinklers appear to be within inches of the exterior stucco and spray 360 degrees. It is likely the sprinklers are soaking the exterior stucco. This should be remedied. Continual spraying of water onto stucco walls can damage stucco, create stains, and allow green algae to grow on stucco walls. The old saying is "water the lawn, not the house."
Soil was in contact with or less than 6 inches from siding or trim. Regardless of what material is used for siding, it should not be in contact with the soil. If made of wood, siding or trim will eventually rot. For other materials, ground or surface water can infiltrate siding or trim and cause damage to the wall structure. Wood-destroying insects are likely to infest and damage the wall structure. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend grading or removing soil as necessary to maintain a 6-inch clearance. Note that damage from fungal rot and/or insects may be found when soil is removed, and repairs may be necessary.
Soil does not slope away from structure and has no existing drainage system. Also, soil is within 6 inches of contact with stucco siding. This can cause damage from insects and water penetration.
Cracks, deterioration and/or damage were found in one or more areas of the exterior stucco finish. In damp climates, moisture can enter cracks or damaged areas and further deteriorate the stucco. Most of these cracks are small and cosmetic in nature right now, though the wall behind the stucco can become damaged from moisture over time. Note that areas behind the stucco are inaccessible and excluded from this inspection. Recommend that a qualified contractor inspect and repair stucco as necessary.
Large crack, south-facing wall in backyard. This crack is over 1/8 inch and requires repair.
Small settling crack above front entryway porch. This crack is only a cosmetic issue at the moment.
There is a similar structural settling crack in the center of each pillar out front. These are common in stucco and cosmetic at this time.
The larger crack of the three pillars out front. At this point it is still cosmetic.
Separation between garage door frame and stucco should be inspected and repaired by a qualified contractor.
service vent outside has inappropriate install. This install leaves vent open to insect incursion. Recommend proper install.
Evaluation of and determining the adequacy or completeness of the following items are not included in this inspection: water recirculation pumps; solar water heating systems; Energy Smart or energy saver controls; catch pan drains. 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 or a shut-off valve to be operated.Condition of water heater:
Natural gasEstimated age:
6 YearsCapacity (in gallons):
177 gallons/hour. Tankless water heaters are supply on demand and energy efficient.Temperature-pressure relief valve installed:
YesLocation of water heater:
Backyard Exterior, South-FacingHot water temperature tested:
YesWater temperature (degrees Fahrenheit):
116 degrees. This is within the average temperature of 110-120 degrees fahrenheit. Be advised water temperature above 120 degrees fahrenheit can cause scalding.Condition of burners:
Appeared serviceableCondition of venting system:
Overall a tankless water heater is efficient and affordable. This system is still within its reasonable life span and functioning properly.
The rectangle shows the temperature relief valve. The circle shows the gas shutoff.
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; solar roofing components. Any comments made regarding these items are made as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not provide an estimate of remaining life on the roof surface material, nor guarantee that leaks have not occurred in the roof surface, skylights or roof penetrations in the past. Regarding roof leaks, only active leaks, visible evidence of possible sources of leaks, and evidence of past leaks observed during the inspection are reported on as part of this inspection. The inspector does not guarantee or warrant that leaks will not occur in the future. Complete access to all roof and attic spaces during all seasons and during prolonged periods of all types of weather conditions (e.g. high wind and rain, melting snow) would be needed to do so. Regarding the roof drainage system, unless the inspection was conducted during and after prolonged periods of heavy rain, the inspector was unable to determine if gutters, downspouts and extensions performed adequately or were leak-free.Roof inspection method:
Viewed from ground. Concrete tile roof. Not advised to traverse unless trained to. Roof appears in serviceable condition and free of debris.Condition of roof surface material:
Appeared serviceableRoof surface material:
Concrete tileRoof type:
Gable, HippedApparent number of layers of roof surface material:
OneCondition of gutters, downspouts and extensions:
Appeared serviceable. Drains above front porch and garage door have debris. This will not allow water to drain properly and away from the structure. Recommend gutter cleaning.
Extensions such as splash blocks or drain pipes for one or more downspouts were missing. Water can accumulate around the building foundation or inside crawl spaces or basements as a result. Recommend that a qualified person install, replace or repair extensions as necessary so rainwater drains away from the structure.
It is recommended that client add extensions or splash block to downspouts to lead water away from structure.
Attic and Roof Structure
Attic inspection method:
Partially traversedPartially traversed due to insulation. Viewed unreachable areas with flashlight from closest point available.Condition of roof structure:
Appeared serviceableRoof structure type:
Trusses, RaftersCeiling structure:
Ceiling joistsCondition of insulation in attic (ceiling, skylight chase, etc.):
Appeared serviceableCeiling insulation material:
Fiberglass roll or battApproximate attic insulation R value (may vary in areas):
InstalledCondition of roof ventilation:
Appeared serviceableRoof ventilation type:
Ridge vent(s), Gable end vents
Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition (HVAC)
The following items are not included in this inspection: humidifiers, dehumidifiers, electronic air filters; solar, coal or wood-fired heat systems; thermostat or temperature control accuracy and timed functions; heating components concealed within the building structure or in inaccessible areas; underground utilities and systems; safety devices and controls (due to automatic operation). Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not provide an estimate of remaining life on heating or cooling system components, does not determine if heating or cooling systems are appropriately sized, does not test coolant pressure, or perform any evaluations that require a pilot light to be lit, a shut-off valve to be operated, a circuit breaker to be turned "on" or a serviceman's or oil emergency switch to be operated. It is beyond the scope of this inspection to determine if furnace heat exchangers are intact and free of leaks. Condensation pans and drain lines may clog or leak at any time and should be monitored while in operation in the future. Where buildings contain furnishings or stored items, the inspector may not be able to verify that a heat source is present in all "liveable" rooms (e.g. bedrooms, kitchens and living/dining rooms).General heating system type(s):
Forced airGeneral heating distribution type(s):
Ducts and registersLast service date of primary heat source:
05/21/2012Source for last service date of primary heat source:
LabelCondition of forced air heating/(cooling) system:
Appeared serviceableForced air heating system fuel type:
ElectricEstimated age of forced air furnace:
7 YearsCondition of furnace filters:
Required replacementLocation for forced air filter(s):
At end of air handlerCondition of forced air ducts and registers:
Appeared serviceableCondition of controls:
Ceiling fan in dining room is difficult to turn on. Pull chain is very resistant. Recommend repair.
The last service date of the forced air electric furnace appeared to be within the last 2 years based on information provided to the inspector or labeling on the equipment. If this is true, then routine servicing is not needed at this point. However a qualified HVAC contractor should inspect, clean, and service this system, and make repairs if necessary every few years in the future.
Recommend replacing or washing HVAC filters upon taking occupancy depending on the type of filters installed. Regardless of the type, recommend checking filters monthly in the future and replacing or washing them as necessary. How frequently they need replacing or washing depends on the type and quality of the filter, how the system is configured (e.g. always on vs. "Auto"), and on environmental factors (e.g. pets, smoking, frequency of house cleaning, number of occupants, the season).
The following items are not included in this inspection: generator systems, transfer switches, 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, if this system has an adequate capacity for the client's specific or anticipated needs, or if this system has any reserve capacity for additions or expansion. The inspector does not operate circuit breakers as part of the inspection, and does not install or change light bulbs. The inspector does not evaluate every wall switch or receptacle, but instead tests a representative number of them per various standards of practice. When furnishings, stored items or child-protective caps are present some receptacles are usually inaccessible and are not tested; these are excluded from this inspection. Receptacles that are not of standard 110 volt configuration, including 240-volt dryer receptacles, are not tested and are excluded. The functionality of, power source for and placement of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms is not determined as part of this inspection. Upon taking occupancy, proper operating and placement of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms should be verified and batteries should be changed. These devices have a limited lifespan and should be replaced every 10 years. The inspector attempts to locate and evaluate all main and sub-panels. However, panels are often concealed. If panels are found after the inspection, a qualified electrician should evaluate and repair if necessary. The inspector attempts to determine the overall electrical service size, but such estimates are not guaranteed because the overall capacity may be diminished by lesser-rated components in the system. Any repairs recommended should be made by a licensed electrician.Electric service condition:
Appeared serviceablePrimary service type:
UndergroundNumber of service conductors:
2Service voltage (volts):
120-240Primary service overload protection type:
Circuit breakersService entrance conductor material:
Not determined (components inaccessible or obscured)System ground:
Concrete encased electrodeCondition of main service panel:
Overall good condition. Breakers are marked appropriately.Condition of sub-panel(s):
Appeared serviceableLocation of main service panel:
Building exterior, south-facing sideLocation of main disconnect:
Breaker at top of main service panelCondition of branch circuit wiring:
ServiceableBranch circuit wiring type:
Copper cladSolid strand aluminum branch circuit wiring present:
None visibleArc fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) protection present:
YesSmoke alarms installed:
Yes, but not testedCarbon monoxide alarms installed:
No, recommend install
No carbon monoxide alarms were visible. 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.
Batteries in all the smoke alarms should be replaced after taking occupancy, and annually in the future. "Chirping" noises emitted from smoke alarms typically indicate that batteries need replacing. For more information, visit:http://www.reporthost.com/?SMKALRM
Plumbing / Fuel Systems
The following items are not included in this inspection: private/shared wells and related equipment; private sewage disposal systems; hot tubs or spas; main, side and lateral sewer lines; gray water systems; pressure boosting systems; trap primers; incinerating or composting toilets; fire suppression 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 determine the existence or condition of underground or above-ground fuel tanks.Condition of service and main line:
Appeared serviceableWater service:
PublicLocation of main water shut-off:
Building exterior, south-facing sideCondition of supply lines:
Appeared serviceableSupply pipe material:
CopperType of irrigation system supply source:
Based on visible equipment or information provided to the inspector, this property appeared to have a yard irrigation (sprinkler) system. These are specialty systems and are 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 by a qualified specialist. 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.
The following items are not included in this inspection: household appliances such as stoves, ovens, cook tops, ranges, warming ovens, griddles, broilers, dishwashers, trash compactors, refrigerators, freezers, ice makers, hot water dispensers and water filters; 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. The inspector does not note appliance manufacturers, models or serial numbers and does not determine if appliances are subject to recalls. Areas and components behind and obscured by appliances are inaccessible and excluded from this inspection.Condition of cabinets:
Appeared serviceableCondition of sinks and related plumbing:
Appeared serviceableCondition of under-sink food disposal:
Appeared serviceableCondition of dishwasher:
Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)Condition of range, cooktop or oven:
Appeared serviceableRange, cooktop or oven type:
Natural gasType of ventilation:
Hood or built into microwave over range or cooktopCondition of refrigerator:
Appeared serviceableCondition of built-in microwave oven:
The sink faucet was dripping. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary.
The sink drained slowly. Recommend clearing drain and/or having a qualified plumber repair if necessary.
Bathrooms, Laundry and Sinks
The following items are not included in this inspection: overflow drains for tubs and sinks; 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:
Full bathLocation #B:
Full bathLocation #C:
Master bathCondition of counters:
Appeared serviceableCondition of cabinets:
Appeared serviceableCondition of flooring:
Appeared serviceableCondition of toilets:
Appeared serviceableCondition of bathtubs and related plumbing:
Recommend repair (see comments below)Condition of ventilation systems:
Appeared serviceableBathroom and laundry ventilation type:
Windows, Central exhaust fanGas supply for laundry equipment present:
Not determined240 volt receptacle for laundry equipment present:
The bathtub at location(s) #A and #C drained slowly. Recommend clearing drain and/or that a qualified plumber repair if necessary.
Interior, Doors and Windows
The following items are not included in this inspection: security, intercom and sound systems; communications wiring; central vacuum systems; elevators and stair lifts; cosmetic deficiencies such as nail-pops, scuff marks, dents, dings, blemishes or issues 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, drawer, cabinet door or closet door 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 and/or source of odors is not within the scope of this inspection.Condition of exterior entry doors:
Appeared serviceable, Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)Exterior door material:
Wood, Fiberglass or vinyl, two dual-pane sliding glass doors with fiberglass framing. All other exterior doors are wood.Condition of interior doors:
Appeared serviceableCondition of windows and skylights:
Appeared serviceableType(s) of windows:
Vinyl, Multi-pane, Sliding, Single-hungCondition of walls and ceilings:
Appeared serviceable, one defect noted below.Wall type or covering:
DrywallMoisture levels in drywall:
Normal throughout homeCeiling type or covering:
DrywallCondition of flooring:
Appeared serviceable, Recommended repairs (see comments below)Flooring type or covering:
Carpet, Vinyl, linoleum or marmoleum, Tile
The inspector was unable to verify that the glass used in one or more sliding glass doors was safety glass. One was verified tempered safety glass. Glazing that is not approved safety glass, located in areas subject to human impact, is a safety hazard. Standard building practices generally require that approved safety glass be used in swinging and sliding doors except where "art glass," jalousie windows or glazing smaller than a 3-inch opening is used. Recommend that a qualified contractor evaluate further to determine if glazing is approved safety glass, and replace glass if necessary, and per standard building practices.
**Sliding glass door off of living room is tempered safety glass. Unable to verify sliding glass door in master bedroom. A qualified technician should inspect, this is a safety hazard.
-Front exterior door had minor crack in sill, making a loud popping noise when stepped on. Although serviceable, the client may wish to repair or replace the jam for their ear's sake.
-Garage door leading into backyard had damage to door frame on both sides, possibly from moving something large through the door. This damage does not affect the functionality of the door, it is cosmetic.
Sill has hairline crack and makes popping sound if stepped on.
One or more exterior doors were difficult to open or close. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary.
Exterior storage, south-facing side, door sticks when opening and closing. Most likely due to structural settling.
Sliding screen on master bedroom has large hole in the screen. Screen will fail to do its job on warmer days by keeping insects out. Recommend repair/replace by qualified technician.
Damage to exterior door frame on door that leads from backyard into garage. Does not impede function of the door. Recommend repair.
Fixtures such as toilet paper holders were loose. Recommend that a qualified person repair or replace as necessary.
Master Bathroom toilet paper holder is loose. Recommend repair.
Carpeting near sliding glass door in living room is loose and retreating from the door. Recommend repair by a qualified technician.
Corner entryway into dining/kitchen has dent. This is a cosmetic issue. On the bright side, they left a nice smiley face.
Garage or Carport
The inspector does not determine the adequacy of firewall ratings. Requirements for ventilation in garages vary between municipalities.Type:
Attached, GarageCondition of door between garage and house:
Appeared serviceableType of door between garage and house:
Solid core, WoodCondition of garage vehicle door(s):
Appeared serviceableType of garage vehicle door:
RollNumber of vehicle doors:
1Condition of automatic opener(s):
Appeared serviceableMechanical auto-reverse operable (reverses when meeting reasonable resistance during closing):
YesCondition of garage floor:
Appeared serviceableSome of floor obstructed from view by personal belongings.Condition of garage interior:
Appeared serviceableGarage ventilation:
Unable to verify if door separating garage and home is fire-resistant because there was no label. This is a potential safety hazard. House to garage doors, to prevent fire and fumes from spreading from the garage into interior living space, should be constructed of fire-resistant materials. Doors, generally considered to be suitable for the purpose, are solid core wood, steel, honeycomb steel or a door that has been factory labeled as fire rated. Recommend that a qualified contractor replace or repair the door and, at that time, make any other corrections that might be required to provide suitable fire resistance between the garage and the dwelling per standard building practices. For more information, visit:http://www.reporthost.com/?AGFR
Exterior door leading from garage to backyard has damage on both sides of frame. This damage does not affect function of the door. Recommend repair.
The Inspector may, at his or her discretion:
Inspect any building, system, component, appliance, or improvement not included or otherwise excluded by these Standards of Practice. Any such inspection shall comply with all other provisions of these Standards.
Include photographs in the written report or take photographs for Inspector’s reference without inclusion in the written report. Photographs may not be used in lieu of written documentation.
Limitations, Exceptions and Exclusions
The following are excluded from a real estate inspection:
-Systems or components of a building, or portions thereof, which are not readily accessible, not permanently installed, or not inspected due to circumstances beyond the control of the Inspector or which the Client has agreed or specified are not to be inspected.
-Site improvements or amenities, including, but not limited to; accessory buildings, fences, planters, landscaping, irrigation, swimming pools, spas, ponds, waterfalls, fountains or their components or accessories.
-Auxiliary features of appliances beyond the appliance’s basic function-
-Systems or components, or portions thereof, which are under ground, under water, or where the Inspector must come into contact with water.
-Common areas as defined in California Civil Code section 1351, et seq., and any dwelling unit systems or components located in common areas.
-Determining compliance with manufacturers’ installation guidelines or specifications, building codes, accessibility standards, conservation or energy standards, regulations, ordinances, covenants, or other restrictions.
-Determining adequacy, efficiency, suitability, quality, age, or remaining life of any building, system, or component, or marketability or advisability of purchase.
-Structural, architectural, geological, environmental, hydrological, land surveying, or soils- related examinations
-Acoustical or other nuisance characteristics of any system or component of a building, complex, adjoining property, or neighborhood.
-Risks associated with events or conditions of nature including, but not limited to; geological, seismic, wildfire, and flood.
-Water testing any building, system, or component or determine leakage in shower pans, pools, spas, or any body of water.
-Determining the integrity of hermetic seals at multi-pane glazing.
-Differentiating between original construction or subsequent additions or modifications.
-Reviewing information from any third-party, including but not limited to; product defects, recalls, or similar notices.
-Specifying repairs/replacement procedures or estimating cost to correct.
-Communication, computer, security, or low-voltage systems and remote, timer, sensor, or similarly controlled systems or components.
-Fire extinguishing and suppression systems and components or determining fire resistive qualities of materials or assemblies.
-Elevators, lifts, and dumbwaiters.
-Lighting pilot lights or activating or operating any system, component, or appliance that is shut down, unsafe to operate, or does not respond to normal user controls.
-Operating shutoff valves or shutting down any system or component.
-Dismantling any system, structure, or component or removing access panels other than those provided for homeowner maintenance.
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