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newbhomeinspection@topproducer.com
(562) 652-4431
Inspector: Jose Antonio Feo Natera
Business License # 72406 NACHI # 11040404

     

1802 Sunset View Dr

Client(s):  JK
Property address:  1802 Sunset View Dr Lake Forest CA 92679
Inspection date:  Friday, April 20, 2018

This report published on Friday, June 29, 2018 6:53:44 PM PDT

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. Any 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 in 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 whether 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 soffits.
• Enter crawl areas where headroom is less than three 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 testing and/or termite inspection.
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 or death
Concern typeRepair/ReplaceRecommend repairing or replacing
Concern typeRepair/MaintainRecommend repair and/or maintenance
Concern typeMinor DefectCorrection likely involves only a minor expense
Concern typeMaintainRecommend ongoing maintenance
Concern typeEvaluateRecommend evaluation by a specialist
Concern typeServiceableItem or component is in serviceable condition
Concern typeCommentFor your information
Concern typeConducive conditionsConditions conducive for wood destroying insects or organisms (Wood-soil contact, shrubs in contact with siding, roof or plumbing leaks, etc.)

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 https://www.reporthost.com/glossary.asp



General Information
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Report number: 052/18
Time started: 9:00
Time finished: 11:15
Present during inspection: Client, Builder
Client present for discussion at end of inspection: Yes
Inspector: Jose Antonio Feo
Weather conditions during inspection: Dry (no rain)
Temperature during inspection: Warm
Ground condition: Dry
Recent weather: Dry (no rain)
Overnight temperature: Cool
Inspection fee: $425.00
Payment method: Check
Type of building: Single family
Age of main building: 2018
Source for main building age: Municipal records or property listing
Occupied: No

Grounds
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Limitations: 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.
Condition of fences and gates: Appeared serviceable
Fence and gate material: Chain link
Condition of retaining walls: Appeared serviceable
Retaining wall material: Masonry block
Site profile: Level
Condition of driveway: Appeared serviceable
Driveway material: Poured in place concrete
Condition of sidewalks and/or patios: Appeared serviceable
Sidewalk material: Gravel
Condition of stairs, handrails and guardrails: Required repairs, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Exterior stair material: Wood

1) Handrails at one or more flights of stairs were deteriorated or have cracks. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary.
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2) Guardrails at one or more locations with drop-offs higher than 30 inches were wobbly , and pose a fall hazard. Recommend that a qualified person repair guardrails as necessary.
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Exterior and Foundation
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Limitations: 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.
Condition of wall exterior covering: Appeared serviceable
Apparent wall structure: Wood frame
Wall covering: Stucco
Condition of foundation and footings: Appeared serviceable
Apparent foundation type: Concrete slab on grade
Foundation/stem wall material: Concrete slab on grade
Footing material (under foundation stem wall):

3) Conducive conditions 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. Also the wall behind the stucco can become damaged from moisture. Note that areas behind the stucco are inaccessible and excluded from this inspection. Recommend that a qualified contractor repair or replace stucco as necessary.
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4) Gaps were found between the masonry (brick or stone) veneer in some areas. Where cracks or openings are exposed, water can enter the wall structure causing mold, fungal growth and structural damage. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend that a qualified contractor repair as necessary. For example, by repointing mortar or replacing broken or missing masonry.
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5) An area of the exterior of the property had a different color paint than the rest of the house.
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6) Paint residues were found at one or more areas : fences, lock sets and windows frames. A qualified person should cleaned as necessary.
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7) Tile, stone and/or grout in one or more areas was substandard (e.g. missing grout or substandard finished touch) Recommend that a qualified contractor repair as necessary.
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8) The exterior , patio and balconies, were in serviceable and good condition.
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Roof

Limitations: 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 with binoculars
Condition of roof surface material: Appeared serviceable
Roof surface material: Clay tile
Roof type: Gable
Condition of exposed flashings: Appeared serviceable

9) One or more downspouts or elbows were detached or gaps were found between the wall. Rainwater can come in contact with the building exterior as a result. This is a conducive condition for wood-destroying organisms. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary.
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10) In general, at the time of the inspection, roof was in serviceable condition.
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Attic and Roof Structure

Limitations: 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; areas and components obscured by insulation. Any comments made regarding these items are made as a courtesy only. The inspector does not determine the adequacy of the attic ventilation system. Complete access to all roof and attic spaces during all seasons and during prolonged periods of all types of weather conditions (e.g. high/low temperatures, high/low humidity, high wind and rain, melting snow) would be needed to do so. The inspector is not a licensed engineer and does not determine the adequacy of roof structure components such as trusses, rafters or ceiling beams, or their spacing or sizing.
Attic inspection method: Traversed
Location of attic access point #A: Hallway, first floor
Condition of roof structure: Appeared serviceable
Roof structure type: Trusses
Ceiling structure: Ceiling beams
Condition of insulation in attic (ceiling, skylight chase, etc.): Appeared serviceable
Ceiling insulation material: Fiberglass loose fill

11) The ceiling insulation in one or more areas of the attic was compacted or uneven. Heating and cooling costs may be higher due to reduced energy efficiency. Recommend that a qualified person repair, replace or install insulation as necessary and per standard building practices (typically R-38).
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12) The ceiling insulation in one or more areas of the attic was substandard or old. Heating and cooling costs may be higher due to reduced energy efficiency. Recommend that a qualified person repair, replace or install insulation as necessary and per standard building practices (typically R-38).
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13) One plywood sheet was loose at the attic.
Floor at the attic was uneven in one area. A qualified person should repair as necessary.
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14) Roof structure was in serviceable condition.
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Garage or Carport

Limitations: The inspector does not determine the adequacy of firewall ratings. Requirements for ventilation in garages vary between municipalities.
Condition of exterior entry doors: Appeared serviceable
Exterior door material:
Condition of garage vehicle door(s): Appeared serviceable
Type of garage vehicle door: Sectional
Number of vehicle doors: 2
Condition of automatic opener(s): Appeared serviceable
Mechanical auto-reverse operable (reverses when meeting reasonable resistance during closing): Yes
Condition of garage floor: Appeared serviceable
Condition of garage interior: Appeared serviceable
Garage ventilation: Inadequate

15) The self-closing device on the door between the garage and the house didn't close and latch the door. These devices are installed to keep the door closed to prevent possible fire and fumes from the garage from spreading to the house. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary.
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16) The garage vehicle door was painted in different color than the main exterior door. Both door should be same color per aesthetic reason.
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17) Stains were found in one or more walls areas. Walls should be cleaned and paint properly.
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18) Garage was in serviceable and good condition. Garage door opened and closed automatically and properly. Lights and switches worked correctly.
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Electric

Limitations: 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 detectors is not determined as part of this inspection. Upon taking occupancy, proper operating and placement of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors 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: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Primary service type: Underground
Service voltage (volts): 120-240
Primary service overload protection type: Circuit breakers
Main disconnect rating (amps): 200
System ground: Ground rod(s) in soil
Condition of main service panel: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Condition of sub: Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Smoke alarms installed: Yes, but not tested
Carbon monoxide alarms installed: No, recommend install

19) At the winery area
One or more electric receptacles (outlets) appeared to have no power. Recommend asking the property owner about this. Switches may need to be operated to make some receptacles energized. If necessary, recommend that a qualified electrician evaluate and repair.

One or more circuit breakers in panel were loose. This is a potential shock or fire hazard. Recommend that a qualified electrician replace circuit breakers and make repairs as necessary.
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20) 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. For more information, visit:
http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PREREL/prhtml05/05017.html

21) One or more electric receptacles (outlets) appeared to have no power. Recommend asking the property owner about this. Switches may need to be operated to make some receptacles energized. If necessary, recommend that a qualified electrician evaluate and repair.
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22) An unfinished connection was found close to the main panel. Clients should verify with the contractor.
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23) One or more circuit breakers in panel(s) #A and B were in the tripped position. Consult with the property owner to determine why breakers were tripped or off, and that a qualified electrician evaluate and repair if necessary. Note that the inspector does not operate circuit breakers.
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Plumbing / Fuel Systems

Limitations: 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 serviceable
Location of main water meter: By street
Location of main water shut-off: Garage
Water service: Public
Service pipe material: Copper
Condition of supply lines: Appeared serviceable
Supply pipe material: Copper
Condition of drain pipes: Appeared serviceable
Condition of waste lines: Appeared serviceable
Location(s) of plumbing clean-outs: Building exterior
Vent pipe condition: Appeared serviceable
Vent pipe material:
Condition of fuel system: Appeared serviceable
Visible fuel storage systems: Above ground
Location of main fuel shut-off valve: At gas meter

24) Plumbing system inside the property, was in serviceable working condition. There was hot water at the kitchen and bathrooms. We did not observe any active leaks at the time of the inspection.
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Water Heater

Limitations: 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: Appeared serviceable
Type: Tankless
Energy source: Natural gas
Location of water heater: Garage
Condition of burners: Appeared serviceable

25) Tank less water heater was in serviceable and working condition.
It was hot water in the kitchen and bathrooms.
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Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition (HVAC)

Limitations: 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).

26) Substandard repairs were found in one or more areas in the heat pump and/or air conditioning units. Units did not look brand new.
Water was found at the catch pan. A qualified person should evaluate and determine if there was a leak.
One or more pipes were disconnected and/or substandard repaired.
One or more heating or cooling ducts were substandard installed . This can result in reduced energy efficiency. Recommend that qualified HVAC contractor repair or replace ducts or components as necessary

We strongly recommend to consult with the A/C company to evaluate and repair as necessary.
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27) The furnace heating system was not fully evaluated because the local gas shut-off was off. Recommend that a full evaluation be made by a qualified person when conditions have been corrected so the system is operable. Note that the inspector does not operate shut-off valves, pilot lights or circuit breakers, or any controls other than normal controls (thermostat).
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28) Clients should verify with a air conditioning professional if the air conditioning units are standard according to the dimension of the property.
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Fireplaces, Stoves, Chimneys and Flues

Limitations: The following items are not included in this inspection: coal stoves, gas logs, chimney flues (except where visible). Any comments made regarding these items are as a courtesy only. Note that the inspector does not determine the adequacy of drafting or sizing in fireplace and stove flues, and also does not determine if prefabricated or zero-clearance fireplaces are installed in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications. The inspector does not perform any evaluations that require a pilot light to be lit, and does not light fires. The inspector provides a basic visual examination of a chimney and any associated wood burning device. The National Fire Protection Association has stated that an in-depth Level 2 chimney inspection should be part of every sale or transfer of property with a wood-burning device. Such an inspection may reveal defects that are not apparent to the home inspector who is a generalist.

29) Wall should be repainted .
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30) Fireplace and/or chimney were in serviceable working condition.
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Kitchen

Limitations: 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 counters: Appeared serviceable
Condition of cabinets: Appeared serviceable
Condition of sinks and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
Condition of under-sink food disposal: Appeared serviceable
Condition of dishwasher: Appeared serviceable
Condition of range, cooktop: Appeared serviceable
Range, cooktop type: Natural gas
Condition of refrigerator: Appeared serviceable
Condition of built: Appeared serviceable

31) Appliances were not installed. Outlets did not have power.
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32) One or more cabinets were damaged or have cracks. A qualified person should repair as necessary.
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33) A good final touch should be done at the slide kitchen door.
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34) Appliances were in serviceable working condition.
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Bathrooms, Laundry and Sinks

Limitations: 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 bath
Location #B: Full bath
Location #C: Full bath
Location #D: Full bath
Location #E: Half bath
Condition of counters: Appeared serviceable
Condition of cabinets: Appeared serviceable, Required repair, replacement and/or evaluation (see comments below)
Condition of flooring: Appeared serviceable
Condition of sinks and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
Condition of toilets: Appeared serviceable
Condition of bathtubs and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable
Condition of shower(s) and related plumbing: Appeared serviceable

35) One or more cabinets, drawers and/or cabinet doors at location(s) #A were damaged or deteriorated. Recommend that a qualified person repair or replace as necessary.
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36) The exhaust fan at downstairs bathroom was inoperable . Moisture may accumulate and result in mold, bacteria or fungal growth. Recommend that a qualified person clean, repair or replace fans as necessary.
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37) Tile, stone and/or grout in the flooring and walls at the bathrooms were deteriorated (e.g. loose or cracked tiles, missing grout) or substandard. Water can damage the the subfloor as a result. Recommend that a qualified contractor repair as necessary.
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38) In general, bathrooms were in serviceable and good condition. Toilets, sinks, showers and bathtubs were in working condition.
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39) Laundry area connections appeared to be in serviceable condition. Washer and dryer machines were not inspected, they are excluded from this inspection.
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Interior, Doors and Windows

Limitations: 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
Exterior door material: Wood
Condition of windows and skylights: Appeared serviceable
Type(s) of windows: Multi-pane
Condition of walls and ceilings: Appeared serviceable
Wall type or covering: Drywall
Ceiling type or covering: Drywall or plaster
Condition of flooring: Appeared serviceable
Condition of concrete slab floor(s): Appeared serviceable
Flooring type or covering: Carpet, Tile
Condition of stairs, handrails and guardrails: Appeared serviceable

40) Minor cracks, nail pops and/or blemishes were found in walls and/or ceilings in one or more areas. Cracks and nail pops are common, are often caused by lumber shrinkage or minor settlement, and can be more or less noticeable depending on changes in humidity. They did not appear to be a structural concern, but the client may wish to repair these for aesthetic reasons. For recurring cracks, consider using an elastic crack covering product:
http://www.google.com/search?q=elastic+crack+cover
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41) Downstairs bedroom
One or more interior doors wouldn't latch or were difficult to latch. Recommend that a qualified person repair as necessary. For example, by adjusting latch plates or locksets.
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42) Floor guides were substandard at one or more sliding closet doors.
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43) Weatherstripping around one or more exterior doors (upstairs bedroom) was loose . Water may enter the building, or energy efficiency may be reduced. Recommend that a qualified person repair or replace weatherstripping as necessary.
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44) Gaps, no caulk, or substandard caulking were found between the windows and walls at the balcony . Water can penetrate these areas and cause damage. Recommend that a qualified person re-caulk or install caulking as necessary.
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45) The interior in general was in good condition.
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