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Jace Yasser Inspections

Website: http://www.jaceyasserinspections.com
Inspector's email: jace1968@hotmail.com
Inspector's phone: (909) 557-7439
Inspector: Jace Yasser
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Property Inspection Report

Client(s):  Orlando Luna
Property address:  3926 Bluff Street, Perris, Ca 92571
Inspection date:  Friday, July 03, 2015

This report published on Sunday, July 05, 2015 6:25:56 PM 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:
Concern typeSafetyPoses a risk of injury
Concern typeRepair/ReplaceRecommend repairing or replacing
Concern typeMinor DefectCorrection likely involves only a minor expense
Concern typeEvaluateRecommend evaluation by a specialist
Concern typeWater intrusionItem or component is in need corrective action due to a leak or intrusion
Concern typeCommentFor your information

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Table of Contents
General information
Exterior
Roof
Garage
Attic
Electric service
Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors
Water heater
Heating and cooling
Plumbing and laundry
Fireplace
Kitchen
Bathrooms
Interior rooms


General information
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Report number: 15156
Inspector's name: Jace Yasser
Structures inspected: Single family home with a 2-car attached garage
Type of building: Single family
Age of building: 2005 Sqft-2145
Property owner's name: Undetermined
Time started: 10:00 am
Time finished: 12:45 pm
Inspection Fee: $325.00
Payment method: Cash
Present during inspection: Client and the clients agents Deo and MeMe (Miriam) Azurin
Occupied: No
Weather conditions: Partly cloudy
Temperature: Hot
Ground condition: Dry
Front of structure faces: East
Main entrance faces: East
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
1) All reasonable efforts are made to do the most thorough inspection possible. Because this is a visual home inspection, it is not possible to inspect or report on conditions in areas that are inaccessible, obstructed or concealed from view. The inspector can only address those areas that are readily accessible at the time of the inspection. The inspector is not required, and should not be expected, to turn the water supply on, turn on the electricity, turn water supply shut-off valves on or off, light pilots, disassemble equipment or open wall coverings.

The home inspection is designed to educate a buyer about the home, not to replace the obligation of a home seller to disclose known defects. A home inspection is not a guarantee or warranty of the condition of the home or property; neither is it a guarantee that conditions will not change in the future. Unforeseen complications can occur with any home at any time. The inspector recommends that the buyer perform a thorough pre-closing walk-through inspection in order to confirm the condition of the home, systems and appliances therein, and to check areas that may have been obstructed from view at the time of the home inspection. The inspector does not address cosmetic defects.

The inspector recommends that a check of municipal records pertaining to any property be made to ensure that any necessary permits were obtained for recent repairs, upgrades, modifications and additions, and that these permits were subsequently approved by municipal authorities after the work was completed. This home inspection does not include any research on the property’s permitting history.

The inspection services are conducted in accordance with nationally and state recognized Standards of Practice consistent with a visual inspection of the readily accessible areas, systems and components of the main residence at the time of the inspection. The inspection is not a structural analysis, engineering review, code compliance review nor a permit verification. Jace Yasser Inspections recommends that appropriately licensed professionals carry out all repairs.


Exterior
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Footing material: Not visible
Foundation material: Poured in place concrete
Apparent wall structure: Wood frame
Wall covering: Stucco
Driveway material: Poured in place concrete
Sidewalk material: Poured in place concrete
Exterior door material: Metal and sliding glass
2) An extension was plugged into the outlet on the back of the home and was being used to energize the outlet in the retaining in the back yard. This is a safety hazard. This was also causing the ground fault circuit interrupter GFCI outlet on the west wall in the garage to trip. GFCI's help prevent electric shock in areas where water may be present.

The inspector un-plugged the extension cord. The GFCI outlet in the garage reset properly. The GFCI outlet in the garage is also providing GFCI protection for the outlet on the front porch
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3) Sliding screen door is torn.

*Note: Two windows on the back of the home are missing screens. They were found on the ground on the west side of the backyard.

Window over then garage is missing a screen. It was found in that bedroom closet
4) Several hose bibs leak from the hose bib valve stem when the hose bib is turned on. This wastes water. The client may wish to have a qualified plumber make repairs.
5) Tree roots in the front yard have grown around the sewer clean out in the front yard and around the front porch concrete. Tree roots can cause damage to structures and underground drains. The client may wish to consult a qualified Arborist.

*Note: The tree limbs are in contact with the roof. Damage can occur as a result.
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FRONT PORCH ROOTS
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6) The inspector does not inspect for termites or wood rot


Vegetation such as shrubs and tree limbs are in contact with or less than one foot from the home’s exterior siding. Vegetation can serve as a conduit for wood destroying insects and may retain moisture against the exterior after it rains. Recommend pruning or removing vegetation as necessary to maintain a one foot clearance between it and the home’s exterior siding.
7) Wall-mounted light fixture on the back of the home is equipped with a motion sensor. The inspector does not evaluate motion sensors. This light did not work when the sensor was set on test. The switches on the sensor are sticking and do not appear to be working.

Possible burnt bulbs. Recommend changing the bulbs and if the light still does not work, recommend further evaluation by a qualified electrician.
8) The inspector does not evaluate sprinkler systems; as a courtesy. The sprinkler system is equipped with a water supply shut-off valve in the irrigation control box in the front yard. If repairs have to be made, the water supply to the sprinklers should be able to be turned off without disrupting the water supply to the home. No determination was made on if the shut-off valves controls supply to the back yard or not

PVC piping is above ground on the hillside in the back yard and is subject to damage and leaks.

Recommend monitoring the hillside in the back yard for soil erosion during prolonged rain fall

A sprinkler timer system was found on the north wall in the garage.

Recommend that the sprinklers do not spray on the home. Damage can occur as a result.



9) Sloppy wood fencing repairs have been made in some areas. Repairs may be needed to other areas in the future
10) Front door doorknob is missing latch bolt hardware
Roof
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Roof inspection method: Partially traversed
Roof type: Gable, Hipped
Roof covering: Concrete tile
Estimated age of roof: 2005
Gutter & downspout material: Aluminum
Roof ventilation: Soffit vernts and gabvle vents appear to be adequate
11) Recommend having a qualified roofing contractor make repairs to the roof where necessary.

Three broken concrete tiles were found on the east side. Leaks can occur as a result.

This type of concrete tile roof will be in need of preventive maintenance in the future. Concrete tiles can slide out of position, especially during earthquakes and high winds.

Several concrete tiles on the east side have slid out of position. Leaks can occur as a result.

A loose out of position concrete tile was found next to the chimney and next to the plumbing vent pipe on the northwest side of the roof

The life expectancy of most concrete tile roofing systems is 30+ years when new. The client may wish to have the roof evaluated periodically by a qualified roofing contractor. The inspector cannot determine whether a roofing system is water tight or not.
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12) Tar applied around plumbing vent pipe roof jacks and exhaust flue roof jacks is shrinking and cracking, exposing a small gap. Leaks may occur as a result, especially during prolonged rain fall. Preventive maintenance is needed. Recommend having a qualified person apply sealant where necessary.
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Garage
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13) Some wall-mounted outlets are not ground fault circuit interrupter GFCI protected. GFCI’s help prevent electric shock in areas where water may be present. Reset the GFCI outlet on the west wall when tripped
14) The 2-car garage vehicle door equipped with a vehicle door opener and auto reverse sensors appeared to be working properly at the time of inspection. Recommend asking the property owner if remote controls are available.


Attic
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Inspection method: Partially traversed
Roof structure type: Trusses
Ceiling structure: Ceiling beams
Insulation material: Cellulose loose fill
Insulation depth: Approximately 10 inches
Insulation estimated R value: Approximately R30. R rating is resistance to heat loss
15) Outlet over the forced air furnace is missing a cover plate
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The attic was partially traversed; as a result it was not fully evaluated. Possible damage to the property and injury to the inspector precluded a full evaluation. In accordance with inspection standards, the inspector does not attempt to traverse attic areas that have less than thirty-six inches of headroom or in which the insulation obscures the joists and thereby makes mobility hazardous.

In regard to evaluating the type and amount of insulation on the attic floor, the inspector uses only generic terms and approximate measurements, and does not sample or test the material for specific identification. Also, the inspector does not disturb or move any portion of it, and it may well obscure water pipes, electrical conduits, junction boxes, exhaust fans, and other components. This is a visual inspection. If the inspector cannot see the area, it cannot be inspected. All reasonable efforts are made to do the most thorough inspection possible.

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Electric service
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Primary service type: Overhead
Service amperage (amps): 200
Service voltage (volts): 120/240
Location of sub panels: None
Location of main disconnect:
Service entrance conductor material: Aluminum
System ground: Copper
Main disconnect rating (amps): 200
Branch circuit wiring type: Non-metallic sheathed
Solid strand aluminum branch circuit wiring present: No
Smoke detectors present: Yes
17) An Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter AFCI circuit breakers are installed in the service panel on the north side of the home. They are intended to protect bedroom circuits against electrical fire hazards. AFCI’s have a test button similar to a GFCI device. They sometimes can be difficult to reset, for this reason they are not tested.
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18) Circuit breaker labeling in the service panel is complete. It is not within the scope of the inspection to determine if the labeling is correct.
Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors
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19) Recommend installing a carbon monoxide detector downstairs

*Note:The 2 in 1 electric smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector in the bedroom hallway worked when tested with the test button.

The electric smoke detectors in the bedroom hallway and in the bedrooms worked when tested with the test button. These smoke detectors are wired in series. One sounds an alarm, they all sound an alarm
Water heater
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Estimated age: 2005
Type: Tank
Energy source: Natural gas
Capacity (in gallons): 50
Manufacturer: Bradford White
Water temperature (degrees Fahrenheit): Approximately 115 degrees
20) The water heater in the garage appeared to be working properly at the time of inspection. The estimated useful life for most water heaters is 8 to 12 years. This water heater appears to be a 2005 model and most likely needs to be replaced

Corrosion was found behind the outer door over the burner compartment. This is an indication of past leaks and that the water heater is failing. A qualified plumbing contractor should evaluate and replace the water heater if necessary.

Traces of mold like substances were found on the pedestal and on the wall to the right of the water heater. It is the inspector's opinion that the substances are mold growth and there may be mold growth under the water heater. No moisture was detected a the time of inspection. When the water heater is removed to be replaced. The inspector recommends having a qualified contractor remove all infected materials where necessary to help prevent a more serious mold growth condition if the materials become or moist in the future.

The water heater has no catch pan and drain line installed. Recommend having a qualified plumber install a catch pan and drain, to help prevent water damage to if/when the water heater develops a leak

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Heating and cooling
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Estimated age: 2005
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: Flexible ducts
Manufacturer: York
Filter location: Behind return air grill
Last service date: unable to be determined
21) The Burner in the forced air furnace in the attic lites; however the blower in the furnace struggles to turn on and does not work properly. A qualified heating and cooling contractor should evaluate further and make repairs as necessary. The estimated useful life for most forced air furnaces is 15 to 20 years. This furnace appears to be a 2005 model.

The blower/fan does not turn on when the switch labeled (fan auto/on) is set to the on position on the thermostat
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22) The fan in the outside A/C compressor (a.k.a. condenser) does not turn on. The A/C compressor emits a humming noise. Recommend having a qualified heating and cooling contractor evaluate and make repairs as necessary. The estimated useful life for air conditioning compressors is 8 to 15 years. This unit appears to be a 2005 model.

The compressor is not level. Damge my occur as a result.

Insulation is missing on the outside refrigerant line. Higher energy costs may occur as a result
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23) The system is equipped with a throw-away filter behind the return air grill in the bedroom hallway. Recommend replacing the filter now and every 1 to 2 months in the future.

A filter is missing behind the grill over the downstairs half bathroom door
24)   The last service date of this heating and cooling system was unable to be determined. Recommend asking the property owner when it was last serviced. If unable to determine the last service date, or if this system was serviced more than one year ago, recommend having a qualified heating and cooling contractor service this system, and make repairs if necessary. Recommend this servicing be performed annually in the future.
Plumbing and laundry
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Water pressure (psi): Approximately 60 psi
Location of main water shut-off valve: Water main and meter box in the front yard. The main pipe on the east wall in the garage is equipped wityha shut-off vaklve and a water pressure regulator
Location of main water meter: Water main and meter box in the front yard
Location of main fuel shut-off: North exterior wall
Visible fuel storage systems: None
Service pipe material: Not visible
Supply pipe material: Appears to be copper
Vent pipe material: Plastic
Drain pipe material: Plastic
Waste pipe material: Not visible
25) The upstairs laundry room is not equipped with a catch pan. A drain is installed for a catch pan. Recommend having a qualified plumber install a catch pan to help prevent water damage if/when the washing machine develops a leak.

The laundry room is equipped with a 220 outlet and a gas line. The 220 outlet was not fully evaluated. The inspector does not evaluate washers or dryers
26) The water supply pressure is at approximately 60 psi. Recommend that the water supply pressure not exceed 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. Plumbing fixtures are more likely to wear prematurely with higher pressures. The water main service pipe on the north wall in the garage is equipped with a water supply shut-off valve and a water pressure regulator
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27) Recommend strapping an emergency gas supply shut-off valve wrench to the gas meter on the north side of the home. They are available at most home improvement stores.

28) Leaking over flow drains or leaking drains or water supply pipes in walls, floors or ceilings cannot be detected with this inspection.

Fireplace
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Fireplace type: Metal prefabricated
Woodstove type: N/A
Chimney type: Metal
29) The fireplace is equipped with a capped gas line. If a burner is installed, recommend installing a clamp or a bolt on the damper preventing it from being closed. If the damper is closed, this can be a safety concern due to the possibility of burner exhaust gases entering living spaces.

Since the damper is always open, unconditioned air from outside can enter living spaces through the chimney, and conditioned air from inside can exit through the chimney. This can result in higher energy costs from heating and cooling. The fireplace is equipped with glass doors. Glass doors can help to reduce or eliminate this air flow.

The flue is dirty, recommend having the flue cleaned. All solid fuel burning appliances (woodstoves and fireplaces, etc.) should be inspected annually by a qualified chimney service contractor, cleaned and repaired as necessary.
Kitchen
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30) Water leaked from the dishwasher's air gap device on the sink when the dishwasher drained and water leaked into the sink cabinet. Debris may be clogging the drain line. Air gaps are a device meant to prevent water from the sink drain or garbage disposal from entering the dishwasher. Recommend having a qualified plumber or appliance repair technician evaluate and repair as necessary.
31) Outlets over the counter tops and on the Island are GFCI protected. GFCI’s help prevent electric shock in areas where water may be present. Reset several GFCI outlets in the kitchen when tripped


32) Grout is needed behind the sink
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33) Two recessed lights are not working. The light under the upper to the right of the sink is not working. Possible burnt bulbs. Recommend changing the bulbs and if the lights still do not work, recommend further evaluation by a qualified electrician
34) The gas range, garbage disposal, microwave and refrigerator appeared to be working properly.

The inspector does not evaluate ice makers.

The appliances appear to be near their intended service life of 10 to 15 years. Recommend budgeting for replacements as necessary.


35) The drain under the sinks has been patched, because of a hole in the drain. There may have been a reverse osmosis water filtration system at one time. No leaks were observed. Recommend monitoring in the future
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Bathrooms
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36) GFCI outlet in the downstairs half bathroom tripped and reset properly when tested with the inspectors testing device.

Outlet in the upstairs bathroom are GFCI protected. Reset the GFCI outlet in the master bathroom when tripped.
37) Upstairs hallway bathroom doorknob is missing latch bolt hardware.

Tub faucet is in need of caulking
Interior rooms
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38) Recessed light over the stairs is not working. Possible burnt bulb. Recommend changing the bulb and if the light still does not work, recommend further evaluation by a qualified electrician.
39) Switch that energizes the dining room light sticks, repairs may be needed in the future.
40) Numerous rooms are equipped with an outlet installed upside down. This is to indicate a half hot outlet, where the top or bottom outlet is energized by a switch in the room.

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