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1234 Main St.
Coronado, CA 92118
12/15/2019 9:00AM

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Safety hazard or immediate attention

1 - Inspection Details

Video of Arrival
Address, Time &Day/Date Home Type, General Weather Present/Recent Past, Occupancy, Attendees

2 - Roof and Chimney

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2.1 Roofing and Flashing X X
2.2 Chimney X X
Pictures, Videos and Inclusions
Inspection Method, Material Type, Slope Type, Flashing Type, Chimney Materials, Chimney Cap Materials, Estimated Age of Roof, Limitations
Limitations

Due to safety for our employees and current California workers compensation and insurance limitations Heron Inspection does not traverse roof lines. We inspect roofs and chimneys with binoculars from the ground and a still camera at the end of an extension pole. We work hard at getting the best inspection of the roof line with these tools however some areas may not be accessible to visible inspection. Any observations, pictures or descriptions included in this report are made within these limitations and do not constitute a full roofing examination. We recommend follow up by a licensed roofing contractor as needed.

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  • MN = Maintenance or Monitor
  • RR = Replace or Repair
  • SH = Safety Hazard or Immediate Attention
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2.1.1 - Roofing and Flashing

Minor Maintenance or Monitoring Recommended

Recommendations for regular maintenance and monitoring of the roofing system and components. This may include yearly monitoring of transitions, roof penetrations or flashing. Some upgrades may also be needed.  Please see videos or pictures for more details.

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2.2.1 - Chimney

Repairs Recommended

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3 - Exterior Finishes and Grounds

IN LI NI NP OTI MN RR SH
3.1 Siding and Wall Finishes X X
3.2 Exterior Doors X X
3.3 Gutters and Downspouts X X
3.4 Drainage X X
3.5 Vegetation & Retaining Walls and Fencing X X
3.6 Driveways, Pathways and Patios X X
Driveways, Pathways and Patios: Videos and Flatwork Materials
Concrete
Videos and Inclusions
Siding Materials, Fascia, Trim, Soffits, Eaves, Flashing, Outlets/Lights, Hose Bibs, Water Shut Off, Gas Shut Off, Exterior Doors/Type, Gutters and Downspouts, Retaining Walls and Drainage, Driveway/Pathways, GFCI

Items selected within this category have been observed by the inspector and descriptions can be found within the included videos

Drainage: Drainage In Dry Arid Areas

Due to the lack of consistent rainfall in the Southern California area, it is difficult to visually inspect for appropriate slope and drainage on a given property. on properties without a visually evident slope away from the home, we recommend having a landscaping or hardscaping contractor evaluate and water test your homes slope and drainage patterns and make recommendations for maintenance or improvement.  

Vegetation & Retaining Walls and Fencing: Not Inspected: Fencing

Fencing is not inspected by Heron Inspection, however, observations may be made as a courtesy to the client. Please see observations for photographs or recommendations. 

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  • RR = Replace or Repair
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3.1.1 - Siding and Wall Finishes

Minor Maintenance and Repairs

Common issues with drying, splitting and cracking of finish elements. Some patching and painting may be needed. Monitor these Items as part of your yearly maintenance plan. Please see the videos within the informational section for further details. 

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3.1.2 - Siding and Wall Finishes

Cracking - Minor

Siding showed cracking in one or more places. This is a result of temperature changes, and typical as homes with stucco age. Recommend monitoring. 

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3.1.3 - Siding and Wall Finishes

Rot or Invasive Pests-Minor

Evidence of rot from either water or invasive species. Some previous repairs have been made. Some elements may need to be replaced. We recommend hiring a handyman or or skilled tradesman to replace trim and make repairs as needed. 

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3.2.1 - Exterior Doors

Minor Maintenance Recommended

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3.3.1 - Gutters and Downspouts

Minor Maintenance Recommended

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4 - Electrical

IN LI NI NP OTI MN RR SH
4.1 Main Panel and Branch Circuits X X
4.2 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X X
4.3 GFCI/AFCI X X
Videos and Inclusions
Panel Type/Brand, Wiring Type, Thermal Imaging, General Conditions, Panel Amperage, Panel Location
General Inspection of Fixtures, Switches and Outlets

Heron Inspection observes and tests a representative number of fixtures, switches, and outlets throughout the house. Many outlets and some switches are not accessible due to furniture or storage limitations. 

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4.1.1 - Main Panel and Branch Circuits

Minor Maintenance Recommended

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4.2.1 - Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles

Minor Electrical Maintenance

Minor electrical maintenance needed: Breakers and distribution system are in good working order. There may be loose outlets, misplaced or loose plate covers or loose fixtures. Some locations may need the addition of GFCI plugs or replacement of non grounded outlets. Please see informational videos in Bath(s), Laundry,Kitchen, Interiors, Exterior Observations for further details and some affected locations. Some fixtures were not accessible due to furniture or household items blocking access. We recommend repairs be made once the unit is vacant. HERON Inspection recommends hiring a licensed electrical contractor or competent handyman to make the necessary repairs. These repairs are relatively affordable and part of ongoing home maintenance.

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5 - Garage

IN LI NI NP OTI MN RR SH
5.1 Garage Safety-Doors X X
5.2 Garage Electrical X X
5.3 Garage Walls and Ceilings X X
5.4 GFCI/Electrical X X
Videos and Inclusions
Garage Wiring, Garage Floor, Garage Door General Conditions, Walls and Ceilings, Door to Home, Garage Door Safety Mechanisms
Garage Walls and Ceilings: One Hour Fire Rating Wall and Ceiling

If your home has an attached garage a "one-hour" fire rating is given to an assembly consisting of various building materials that can resist the exposure of a standardized fire exposure for one hour. 

The code that specifies a one-hour fire separation between a house and a garage has been in effect since the first edition of the Uniform Building Code was issued in 1927. 

All drywall seams should be taped, and any air ducts passing through a firewall should consist of fire-rated materials such as sheet metal. If there is a door between the house and garage, it should be fire-rated or solid-core and equipped with a self-closing device.



Garage Walls and Ceilings: Fire seperation limited to visual inspection


The thickness of this material is limited to a visual inspection and may not be verifiable.

Minimum gypsum board or equivalent on garage side of walls and ceilings common to house or shared attic space.  Minimum 5/8 Type X gypsum board or equivalent on ceiling under a habitable room such as a bedroom.


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  • RR = Replace or Repair
  • SH = Safety Hazard or Immediate Attention
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5.1.1 - Garage Safety-Doors

Auto Reverse Adjustments Needed

The weighted return to the auto reverse mechanism is too heavy or inoperable. We recommend hiring a garage maintenance company to adjust the garage door opener.

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6 - Plumbing System(s)

IN LI NI NP OTI MN RR SH
6.1 Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents X X
6.2 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X X
Videos and Inclusions
Heater Type, Fuel Source, BTU Rating, Heater Age, Earthquake Strapping, Unit Size, Water Supply Lines and Fittings, Drain Pain, TPS Valve, Exhaust Venting, Gas Drip Leg and Piping, Gas Supply/Shut Off
Drain Systems

Please see sections: Crawlspace, Attic, Baths and Kitchen for informational and recommendation videos regarding this system. 

Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Typical Life Span

With traditional hot water heaters, we approximate a typical lifespan between 8-12 Years. We recommend flushing & servicing your water heater tank annually for optimal performance. Here is a nice maintenance guide from Lowe's to help. 

With On-demand Hot Water Heaters we approximate a life span of 20-25 years. We recommend regular servicing every 2-3 years. Here is a link to some more information about on-demand hot water maintenance. 

https://www.waterheaterhub.com/do-tankless-water-heaters-need-maintenance/

Slab on grade foundation limits visual inspection of drain lines
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  • RR = Replace or Repair
  • SH = Safety Hazard or Immediate Attention
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6.1.1 - Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents

Minor Maintenance Recommended

Unit may be in need of minor maintenance (flushing the unit) or upgrades such as an added drain pan, piping for a TPS Valve, upgrades to gas or water supply lines, adjustments to ventilation or earthquake strapping. We recommend having a qualified handyman or a licensed plumbing contractor evaluate and make changes as needed. Please see the attached videos for more information.

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6.2.1 - Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems

Recommend Sewer Scope

Due to the age of the home, we recommend having a sewer scope performed before the close of escrow. 

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7 - Laundry Room

IN LI NI NP OTI MN RR SH
7.1 Informational Videos X X
7.2 Laundry Facilities X X
7.3 GFCI X X
Informational Videos: Videos and Inclusions
GFCI Present, Ventilation Present, Dryer Duct Present, 220/240 Amp Outlet Present, Laundry Room Cabinetry Present, Laundry Tub Present, Gas Present

Selected informational items are included within the series of attached videos. Minor maintenance may be discussed within the informational videos. Deficiencies that impact the functionality, longevity or safety of systems will be documented with the recommendations section.

Informational Videos: Laundry Systems Not Tested
Laundry Room/Closet

Washers and Dryers are not run or operated. If units convey with the sale of the home we recommend obtaining a home warraty for these system components. 

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  • RR = Replace or Repair
  • SH = Safety Hazard or Immediate Attention

8 - HVAC System(s)

IN LI NI NP OTI MN RR SH
8.1 Heating and Cooling Equipment X X
Heating and Cooling Equipment: Videos and items detailed within videos
Location, System Type, Fuel Supply, Unit Stability, General Conditions, Venting and Drain Lines, Ducting Conditions
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  • RR = Replace or Repair
  • SH = Safety Hazard or Immediate Attention
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8.1.1 - Heating and Cooling Equipment

Minor Maintenance Recommended
Replace Filters in upper hall and dining room

Units may need minor cleaning, thermostat adjustments, filters changed/ducts cleaned or securing. We recommend having a qualified handyman or HVAC service technician make adjustments as needed. 

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9 - Insualtion and Attic

IN LI NI NP OTI MN RR SH
9.1 Attic Insulation X X
9.2 HVAC Distribution System X X
9.3 Ventilation X X
9.4 Attic Wiring X X
9.5 Ceiling Structure X X
9.6 Roof Structure & Attic X X
Video
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  • RR = Replace or Repair
  • SH = Safety Hazard or Immediate Attention
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9.4.1 - Attic Wiring

Exposed Wiring or Open Junction Box

Some Outlets, switches, wiring exposed. We recommend hiring a licensed electrician to make upgrades as needed.

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10 - Bath(s)

Informational Videos: Videos and Inclusions
GFCI, Faucet/Sink, Cabinet/Drain/Supply, Toilet Stability/Condition/Supply, Tub/Shower Finishes, Flooring/Baseboard, Doors, Bath Hardware, Tub/Shower Fixtures and Drain, Countertop/Backsplash, Lighting/Ventilation

Selected informational items are included within the series of attached videos. Minor maintenance may be discussed within the informational videos. Deficiencies that impact the functionality, longevity or safety of systems will be documented with the recommendations section.

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10.2.1 - Sinks and Faucets

Drain: Loose or Leaking drain

Tighten or clean fittings to make secure connections

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10.4.1 - Toilet

Loose Toilet Base or Tank

Toilet was loose at the base, this can lead to leaking and damages to finishes. We recommend having a qualified handyman or plumber remove toilet, replace the wax ring and reseat and bolt the toilet. 

Tools Handyman/DIY
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10.5.1 - Showers and Bathtubs

Finishes

One or more components of the tub finish need maintenance or repair. See videos for recommendations. 

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11 - Kitchen

IN LI NI NP OTI MN RR SH
11.1 Informational Videos X X
11.2 Sinks and Faucets X X
11.3 Garbage Disposal X X
11.4 Dishwasher X X
11.5 Refrigerator X X
11.6 Range/Oven/Cooktop X X
11.7 Countertops & Cabinets X X
11.8 GFCI/Electrical X X
Dishwasher: Started and Drained

No leaks present at time of inspection. 

Informational Videos: Videos and Inclusions
Kitchen
Dishwasher Operation and Drain, Stove/Oven Energy Source, Stove/Oven Operation (TI), Exhaust Fan and Surface Light, Exhaust Fan Electrical, Sink-Faucet-Drain-Supply Lines, Sink Base Condition, Disposal, Sink Base Electrical, Refer (TI), Hot Water (TI), GFCI, Door/Drawer Operation, Countertop Conditions, Cabinet Conditons

Selected informational items are included within the series of attached videos. Minor maintenance may be discussed within the informational videos. Deficiencies that impact the functionality, longevity or safety of systems will be documented with the recommendations section.

Informational Videos: Appliances are Observed

Appliances: Units are turned on and observed for functionality. Pictures, discussions or written details of the operation of appliances are for buyers knowledge only. Appliances are considered accessories to the home and HERON Inspection does not guarantee, verify efficacy or predict the longevity of appliances. Some recommendations may be made for servicing or improving conditions in the description section of the photographs.

Range/Oven/Cooktop: Microwaves Not Tested
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  • OTI = Operational at Time of Inspection
  • MN = Maintenance or Monitor
  • RR = Replace or Repair
  • SH = Safety Hazard or Immediate Attention
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11.6.1 - Range/Oven/Cooktop

Range/ Oven Or Stovetop Needs Maintenance or Repair

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11.8.1 - GFCI/Electrical

Faulty or Inoperable GFCI

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12 - Interiors

Windows: Window Material
Aluminum
Videos and Included Items: Videos and Included Items
Switches-Plugs-Lighting, Window Type-Function
Smoke & CO Detectors: Smoke Detectors

Systems are not alarm tested, only verified to be in place. Many units are hard wired with battery back up. Other units are battery operated only. We recommend replacing all batteries before moving in. 

Fireplace or Wood Stove : Fireplaces and Wood Stoves

The firebox and screen are examined and the damper is operated to verify function but the unit is not lit by the inspector. The vents and flues are examined visually if access is available, we do not dismantle chimney caps to gain access to the flues, vents or chimney liners. We recommend having the fireplace and chimney cleaned and serviced before using. 

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12.2.1 - Steps, Stairways & Railings

Loose Balusters

Handrail balusters were loose. This could pose a safety hazard. Recommend a qualified handyman evaluate and fasten. 

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12.3.1 - Windows

Window maintenance and adjustment needed

Windows show weathering, wear or need for adjustments. We recommend contacting a window maintenance company for maintenance or repairs as needed. 

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12.8.1 - Doors

Minor Maintenance Recommended

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13 - Foundation, Subfloor and Crawlspace

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13.1 Videos and Items Detailed Within Videos X X
13.2 Foundations X X
Videos and Items Detailed Within Videos: Videos and Items Detailed Within Videos
Access Limitations
Foundations: Slab Concrete Foundation

The inspection was limited due to the foundation (Concrete Slab) being covered by the exterior or interior finishes. We examined the interior for any signs of shifting or cracking that may indicate foundation or soils issues. The recommendations section will contain any findings if they were observed. 

Further testing by an engineering firm is available if concerns of foundation instability or cracking persist. 

Please note: Commonly with slab foundations once the flooring has been removed surface cracks may be present that were not detectable at the time of the inspection. If cracking exist with height variances or widths greater than a 1/4 inch we recommend having the foundation examined by a licensed engineer or concrete repair expert.  

  • IN = Inspected
  • LI = Limited Inspection
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • OTI = Operational at Time of Inspection
  • MN = Maintenance or Monitor
  • RR = Replace or Repair
  • SH = Safety Hazard or Immediate Attention