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1234 Main St.
Coronado, CA 92118
02/21/2020 9:00AM

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1 - Inspection Details

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

2 - Roof and Chimney

IN LI NI NP OTI MN RR SH
2.1 Roofing and Chimney X X
Roofing and Chimney: Inclusions
Inspection Method, Material Type, Slope Type, Flashing Type, Chimney Cap Materials, Chimney Materials, Estimated Age of Roof

Items selected within this category have been observed by the inspector and descriptions may found within the included videos/pictures or within the recommendations section.

Roofing and Chimney: 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.

Roofing and Chimney: Roofing covered with vegetation and debris
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  • 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
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2.1.1 - Roofing and Chimney

Monitor System Components

Monitor these system components for wear and add to your yearly maintenance plan. Some minor repairs may be recommended. Please see the informational section videos or pictures/videos within this section for further details.

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2.1.2 - Roofing and Chimney

Minor Repairs by a Skilled Professional Recommended

Recommendations for regular maintenance and monitoring of the roofing system and components. This may include transitions, roof penetrations or flashing. Some upgrades may also be needed.  Please see videos or pictures for more details. Due to our limited access to the roof line, if repairs or maintenance is recommended we also recommend having the roofer inspect the entirety of the roof at the time of the repair. 


Roof Roofing Professional

3 - Exterior Finishes and Grounds

IN LI NI NP OTI MN RR SH
3.1 Driveways, Pathways and Patios X X
3.2 Exterior Doors X X
3.3 Siding and Wall Finishes X X X
3.4 Gutters and Downspouts X X
3.5 Drainage X X
3.6 Retaining Walls X
3.7 Vegetation and Fencing X
3.8 Exterior Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X X
Inclusions
Driveway/Pathways, Gutters and Downspouts, Siding Materials, Fascia, Trim, Soffits, Flashing, Eaves, Outlets/Lights, Exterior Doors/Type, Water Shut Off, Hose Bibs, Deck/Porch/Balcony, Gas Shut Off

Items selected within this category have been observed by the inspector and descriptions may found within the included videos/pictures or within the recommendations section.

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 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. 

Exterior Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles: 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. 

Siding and Wall Finishes: Attached and Detached Covered Porch Assembly

Structure on the property is not inspected. Any observations or conditions included in this report are made as a courtesy to the home buyer.

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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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3.2.1 - Exterior Doors

Minor Repairs by a Skilled Professional Recommended

Recommendations for regular maintenance and monitoring of the Exterior Doors. This may include finishes, hardware, weatherstripping or threshhold maintenance. Some upgrades may also be needed.  Please see videos or pictures for more details.

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3.3.1 - Siding and Wall Finishes

Minor Repairs by a Skilled Professional Recommended

Recommendations for regular maintenance and monitoring of the siding system and components. Some upgrades may also be needed.  Please see videos or pictures for more details.

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3.3.2 - Siding and Wall Finishes

Repair or Replace System Components

Repairs or system component replacement is recommended. We recommend having a siding contractor evaluate the entire system and make repairs as necessary. Please see attached videos for more information. 

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3.8.1 - Exterior 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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4 - Electrical Panel

IN LI NI NP OTI MN RR SH
4.1 Main Panel and Branch Circuits X X
Main Panel and Branch Circuits: Videos and Inclusions
Panel Type/Brand, Wiring Type, General Conditions, Panel Amperage, Panel Location
  • 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
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4.1.1 - Main Panel and Branch Circuits

Monitor System Components

Monitor these system components for wear and add to your yearly maintenance plan. Please see the informational videos documenting the inspection process for more information. 

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5 - Garage

IN LI NI NP OTI MN RR SH
5.1 Garage Walls and Ceilings X X
5.2 Garage Safety-Doors X X
5.3 Garage Electrical X X
Inclusions
Garage Wiring, Walls and Ceilings

Items selected within this category have been observed by the inspector and descriptions may found within the included videos/pictures or within the recommendations section.

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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  • LI = Limited Inspection
  • NI = Not Inspected
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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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5.2.1 - Garage Safety-Doors

Minor Repairs by a Skilled Professional Recommended

Recommendations for regular maintenance and monitoring of the system and components.  Some upgrades may also be needed.  Please see videos or pictures for more details.

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5.3.1 - Garage Electrical

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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5.3.2 - Garage Electrical

Minor Repairs by a Skilled Professional Recommended

Recommendations for regular maintenance and monitoring of the garage electrical system and components.   Please see videos or pictures for more details.

Roof Roofing Professional

6 - Water Heater and Supply Line

IN LI NI NP OTI MN RR SH
6.1 Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents X X X
Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents: Videos and Inclusions
Heater Type, Heater Age, BTU Rating, Earthquake Strapping, Unit Size, Gas Supply/Shut Off, TPS Valve, Drain Pain, Exhaust Venting, Water Supply Lines and Fittings, HOA, Expansion Tank.
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/

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  • 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
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6.1.1 - Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents

Minor Repairs by a Skilled Professional Recommended

Recommendations for regular maintenance and monitoring of the water heater or water system and components. .  Please see videos or pictures for more details

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6.1.2 - Hot Water Systems, Controls, Flues & Vents

Repair or Replace System Components

Repairs or system component replacement is recommended. We recommend having a plumbing contractor evaluate the entire water system and make repairs as necessary. Please see attached videos for more information. 

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7 - Laundry Room

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

Laundry Facilities: Laundry Systems Not Tested

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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  • 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
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7.1.1 - Laundry Facilities

Minor Repairs by a Skilled Professional Recommended

Recommendations for regular maintenance and monitoring of the laundry systems and components. Please see videos or pictures for more details.

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8 - Laundry Room ADU

IN LI NI NP OTI MN RR SH
8.1 Laundry Facilities X X
8.2 GFCI X X
Laundry Facilities: Videos and Inclusions
Gas Present, GFCI Present, Dryer Duct 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.

Laundry Facilities: Laundry Systems Not Tested

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. 

  • 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

9 - HVAC System(s)

IN LI NI NP OTI MN RR SH
9.1 Heating and Cooling Equipment X X
Heating and Cooling Equipment: Videos and items detailed within videos
Location, System Type, Fuel Supply, BTU, Unit Stability, AGE, General Conditions, Venting and Drain Lines, Ducting Conditions
  • 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

10 - HVAC System(s) ADU

IN LI NI NP OTI MN RR SH
10.1 Heating and Cooling Equipment X X
Heating and Cooling Equipment: Videos and items detailed within videos
Location, System Type, Fuel Supply, Unit Stability, AGE, BTU, Venting and Drain Lines, General Conditions, Ducting Conditions
Heating and Cooling Equipment: SYSTEM: Inoperable

Heating or AC unit was inoperable at the time of inspection. Recommend qualified HVAC professional evaluate & ensure functionality.

  • 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

11 - Insulation and Attic

IN LI NI NP OTI MN RR SH
11.1 Attic Insulation X X
11.2 HVAC Distribution System X X
11.3 Ventilation X X
11.4 Attic Wiring X X
11.5 Roof and Ceiling Structure X X
Videos and Inclusions
Attic Framing Type, Insulation Type/Depth, Venting Type, Attic Electrical, HVAC Ducting
Access was limited

We do not traverse attics when structural framing members are not visually evident. Or where the framing or ducting may impede travel or safety. 

  • IN = Inspected
  • LI = Limited Inspection
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  • OTI = Operational at Time of Inspection
  • MN = Maintenance or Monitor
  • RR = Replace or Repair
  • SH = Safety Hazard or Immediate Attention

12 - Bath(s)

IN LI NI NP OTI MN RR SH
12.1 Sinks and Faucets X
12.2 Cabinets X X
12.3 Toilet X X
12.4 Showers and Bathtubs X X
12.5 GFCI and Ventilation X X
Videos and Inclusions
Flooring/Baseboard, Tub/Shower Finishes, Tub/Shower Fixtures and Drain, Toilet Stability/Condition/Supply, Cabinet/Drain/Supply, Faucet/Sink, Countertop/Backsplash, GFCI, 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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  • LI = Limited Inspection
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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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12.2.1 - Cabinets

Minor Repairs by a Skilled Professional Recommended

Recommendations for regular maintenance and monitoring of the system and components.  Some upgrades may also be needed.  Please see videos or pictures for more details. 


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12.3.1 - 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. 

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12.3.2 - Toilet

Minor Repairs by a Skilled Professional Recommended

Recommendations for regular maintenance and monitoring of the toilet system and components. 


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12.4.1 - Showers and Bathtubs

Finishes

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

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12.5.1 - GFCI and Ventilation

Faulty or Inoperable GFCI

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13 - Kitchen

IN LI NI NP OTI MN RR SH
13.1 Sinks and Faucets X X
13.2 Garbage Disposal X X
13.3 Appliances X
13.4 Countertops & Cabinets X X
13.5 GFCI/Electrical X X
Appliances: Dishwasher Started and Drained

No leaks present at time of inspection. 

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

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.

Appliances: 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.

Appliances: Microwaves Not Tested

Microwaves are observed for stability and security if installed in the cabinet system. Fans and lights are operated and observed for functionality. Microwaves are not tested or observed for cooking proficiency or adequacy. 

Appliances: No Power

No power to one or more of the appliance units at the time of the inspection. We recommend contacting the owner for more information regarding this system component. Please see videos within the informational section for more details. 

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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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13.1.1 - Sinks and Faucets

Minor Repairs by a Skilled Professional Recommended

Recommendations for regular maintenance and monitoring of the kitchen sink and components. This may include loose fixtures, leaking or loose drains and minor corrosion to supply lines or angle stops. Some upgrades may also be needed.  Please see videos or pictures for more details. 


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13.4.1 - Countertops & Cabinets

Cabinet Maintenance Recommended

Cabinet hardware, doors, drawers or shelves need adjustments, minor repairs or replacement. See attached video or videos in the informational section for details

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13.4.2 - Countertops & Cabinets

Countertop Maintenance Recommended

Minor maintenance is recommended at the kitchen countertops. See attached video or videos in the informational section for details

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14 - Kitchen ADU

IN LI NI NP OTI MN RR SH
14.1 Sinks and Faucets X X
14.2 Garbage Disposal X X
14.3 Appliances X X
14.4 Countertops & Cabinets X X
14.5 GFCI/Electrical X X
Appliances: Dishwasher Started and Drained

No leaks present at time of inspection. 

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

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.

Appliances: 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.

Appliances: Microwaves Not Tested

Microwaves are observed for stability and security if installed in the cabinet system. Fans and lights are operated and observed for functionality. Microwaves are not tested or observed for cooking proficiency or adequacy. 

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  • 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
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14.3.1 - Appliances

Appliances: Beyond Useful Lifespan

Appliances are aged/worn and appear to be beyond the useful lifespan. Units may or may not operate at the time of the inspection. Heron Inspection can not verify there functionality or longevity. We recommend a plan for replacement. 

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15 - Foundation, Subfloor and Crawlspace

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15.1 Foundations X
15.2 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X
Inclusions
See Limitations

Items selected within this category have been observed by the inspector and descriptions may found within the included videos/pictures or within the recommendations section.

Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Drain Systems

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

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.  

Coverings and Finishes

Coverings and Finishes on both exterior elements and interiors limited a visual examination of some or all parts of the foundation. If questions regarding the current state of the foundation remain we recommend contacting a structural engineer for testing. 

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  • MN = Maintenance or Monitor
  • RR = Replace or Repair
  • SH = Safety Hazard or Immediate Attention
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15.1.1 - Foundations

Cracking Minor

Minor cracking in areas of foundation. Currently there is no seperation, cleaving or bowing. Monitor for further degredation of the system. We recommend hiring a foundation contractor to monitor or evaluate at your discretion.  

Gardening shovel tool shape Concrete Contractor

16 - Interiors

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16.1 Windows X X
16.2 Walls and Ceilings X X
16.3 Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles X X
16.4 Smoke & CO Detectors X X
16.5 Floors X X
16.6 Steps, Stairways & Railings X
16.7 Ceiling Fans X X
16.8 Fireplace or Wood Stove X X
Inclusions
Switches-Plugs-Lighting, Window Type-Function, Doors and Hardware, Ceiling Conditions, Ceiling Fan(s), Smoke-CO Detectors, Stairs Railing, Fireplace, Wall Conditons

Items selected within this category have been observed by the inspector and descriptions may found within the included videos/pictures or within the recommendations section.

Summary of Findings

This video is a summary of the findings of general quality of your interiors. Any deficiencies observed will be documented within the recommendations section(s). Those deficiencies will be described within the attached videos based on visually observable conditions and locations within the home. Please see the written descriptions for any recommendations for further analysis or repair by a professional.

Lighting Fixtures, Switches & Receptacles: 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. 

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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  • OTI = Operational at Time of Inspection
  • MN = Maintenance or Monitor
  • RR = Replace or Repair
  • SH = Safety Hazard or Immediate Attention
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16.1.1 - 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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16.2.1 - Walls and Ceilings

Paint Cracking

Wall paint was cracking in one or more areas. Recommend a qualified painter evaluate and apply a new coat.

Here is a DIY article on treating cracking paint

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16.3.1 - 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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16.8.1 - Fireplace or Wood Stove

Have unit serviced and examined by fireplace technician

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