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alicantehomeinspections@gmail.com
(949) 283-5013
5075 Warner Ave Ste 207 
Huntington Beach CA 92649-4000
Inspector: Alan A. Alicante
InterNACHI Certified Inspector: #1411616
FAA Certified Remote Pilot: #3927142

Summary

Client(s):  Sample Report - Condo
Property address:  12345 Condo Way
Huntington Beach, Ca 92649
Inspection date:  Tuesday, June 25, 2019

This report published on Sunday, December 6, 2020 7:12:32 AM PST

Concerns are shown and sorted according to these types:
Concern typeSafetyPoses a safety hazard
Concern typeMajor DefectCorrection likely involves a significant expense
Concern typeRepair/ReplaceRecommend repairing or replacing
Concern typeRepair/MaintainRecommend repair and/or maintenance
Concern typeMaintainRecommend ongoing maintenance
Concern typeEvaluateRecommend evaluation by a specialist
Concern typeMonitorRecommend monitoring in the future
Concern typeServiceableItem or component is in serviceable condition
Concern typeCommentFor your information


Grounds
1) Recommend cleaning gutters.
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Exterior and Foundation
3) Trees were in contact with or were close to the building at one or more locations. Damage to the building may occur, especially during high winds, or may have already occurred (see other comments in this report). Recommend that a qualified tree service contractor or certified arborist remove trees as necessary to prevent damage to the building exterior.

Garage
7) The door between the garage and the house has been modified with a pet door, and is no longer fire-resistant. 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:
https://www.reporthost.com/?AGFR
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Electric
9) Carbon monoxide alarms were missing on one or more levels. This is a potential safety hazard. Some states and/or municipalities require CO alarms to be installed in the vicinity of each sleeping area, on each level and in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations. Recommend installing additional carbon monoxide alarms per these standards. For more information, visit:

https://buyersask.com/interior/carbon-monoxide-co-detectors/
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10) Light bulb out in bedroom ceiling fan.
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Plumbing / Fuel Systems
13) Missing 4" brass cap on garage floor - Trip hazard
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14) If this property was unoccupied and the plumbing system has not been in continuous operation recently. It's possible for plumbing leaks to exist but not be apparent. Leaks can be small and take time to become visible. The inspector normally operates all accessible and operable plumbing fixtures, but this limited inspection may not reveal small leaks that only become visible after constant use of the plumbing system. After taking occupancy, monitor the plumbing system for leaks that may become apparent. Areas below the house should be evaluated after plumbing has been operated to check for leaks. Any problems that are found should be repaired by a qualified plumber.

Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition (HVAC)
18) The estimated useful life for most forced air furnaces is 15-20 years. This furnace "May" be near this age and/or its useful lifespan and may need replacing or significant repairs at any time. Recommend budgeting for a replacement in the near future.
19) One or more ceiling fans wobbled during operation. This is a potential safety hazard and may be caused by loose fasteners, blades, rod-fan body junction, the fan itself being loose, or bent, misaligned or unbalanced blades. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary. For more information, visit:
https://www.reporthost.com/?FANBAL
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20) 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).
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21) The furnace heating system was not fully evaluated because the access panel was locked. The estimated useful life for most forced air furnaces is 15-20 years. This furnace "May" be near this age and/or its useful lifespan. It's recommended to have a qualified HVAC contractor inspect, clean, and service this system on a annual basis. This will help insure the system stays running at its peak performance.
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Kitchen
25) The exhaust fan over the range recirculated the exhaust air back into the kitchen. This may be due to no duct being installed, baffles not being installed, or problems with duct work. This can be a nuisance for odor and grease accumulation. Where a gas-fired range or cook top is installed, carbon monoxide and excessive levels of moisture can accumulate in living spaces. Recommend that a qualified contractor evaluate and repair as necessary so exhaust air is ducted outdoors.
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26) One or more filters for the cooktop exhaust fan were dirty. Recommend cleaning or replacing filters as necessary.
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Bathrooms, Laundry and Sinks
28) One or more bathtub faucet handles were worn. Recommend that a qualified person repair or replace handles as necessary.
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29) Tub stopper repair or replace.
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30) The exhaust fan or fan cover at location(s) #B and C needed cleaning. Dirty or clogged fans can result in moisture accumulation and subsequent mold, bacteria or fungal growth. Recommend cleaning fan covers or fans now and as necessary in the future.
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31) Bathroom toilet handle is a little sticky, but toilet still flushes okay.
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Interior, Doors and Windows
34) Glass in one or more interior doors was broken. Recommend that a qualified contractor replace glass where necessary.
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35) One or more window screens were damaged or deteriorated. These window(s) may not provide ventilation during months when insects are active. Recommend replacing window screens as necessary.
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