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1234 Main St.
San Rafael California 94903
07/17/2018 9:00AM

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55
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12
Safety hazard

1 - Inspection Details

In Attendance
Client's Agent, Client
Occupancy
Vacant
Style
Bungalow
Temperature (approximate)
60 Fahrenheit (F)
Type of Building
Single Family, Detached
Weather Conditions
Cloudy

2 - Structural Components

IN NI NP R
2.1 Foundation, Basement & Crawlspaces X X
2.2 Floor Structure X
2.3 Wall Structure X
2.4 Ceiling Structure X
2.5 Roof Structure & Attic X
Inspection Method
Attic Access, Crawlspace Access
Foundation, Basement & Crawlspaces: Material
Concrete
Floor Structure: Material
Wood I-Joists
Floor Structure: Sub-floor
Plank
Floor Structure: Basement/Crawlspace Floor
Dirt
Wall Structure: Material
Wood
Ceiling Structure: Material
Wood
Roof Structure & Attic: Material
Wood
Roof Structure & Attic: Type
Hip

3. STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS 3.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect structural components including the foundation and framing. B. describe: 1. the methods used to inspect under floor crawlspaces and attics. 2. the foundation. 3. the floor structure. 4. the wall structure. 5. the ceiling structure. 6. the roof structure. 3.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. provide engineering or architectural services or analysis. B. offer an opinion about the adequacy of structural systems and components. C. enter under floor crawlspace areas that have less than 24 inches of vertical clearance between components and the ground or that have an access opening smaller than 16 inches by 24 inches. D. traverse attic load-bearing components that are concealed by insulation or by other materials.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations
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2.1.1 - Foundation, Basement & Crawlspaces

Foundation Cracks - Minor
To the right of the front door

Minor cracking was noted at the foundation. This is common as concrete ages and shrinkage surface cracks are normal. Recommend monitoring for more serious shifting/displacement. 

Here is an informational article on foundation cracks.

House construction Structural Engineer
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2.1.2 - Foundation, Basement & Crawlspaces

Heaving/Settling

The garage floor slab shows movement/settling due to soil movement. This can compromise the structural integrity of the home. Recommend a qualified structural engineer evaluate and advise on how to remedy.

House construction Structural Engineer
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2.1.3 - Foundation, Basement & Crawlspaces

Water Intrusion
Close to the crawl space access door located in the hall closet.

Water intrusion was evident on the surface of the floor in the basement/crawlspace. This appears to be the result of an open off shoot of pipe from one of the waste lines.   Recommend a qualified contractor identify the source of moisture and remedy. 



House construction Structural Engineer
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2.1.4 - Foundation, Basement & Crawlspaces

Debris

There was quite a lot of debris under the house, this should be cleared. 

Contractor Qualified Professional

3 - Exterior

IN NI NP R
3.1 Siding, Flashing & Trim X X
3.2 Exterior Doors X X
3.3 Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps X X
3.4 Eaves, Soffits & Fascia X X
3.5 Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls X X
3.6 Walkways, Patios & Driveways X X
Inspection Method
Attic Access, Crawlspace Access, Visual
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Material
Wood
Siding, Flashing & Trim: Siding Style
Shiplap
Exterior Doors: Exterior Entry Door
Wood
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Material
Wood
Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps: Appurtenance
Deck
Eaves, Soffits & Fascia: Eaves and soffits general aging

Evidence of general wear and tear.

Advise monitoring.

Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls: Grading sloped towards house
side of garage

Grade sloped towards structure , regrading recommended

Walkways, Patios & Driveways: Driveway Material
Concrete, Pavers, Brick

Many uneven walkways, these can be tripping hazards.

4.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. wall coverings, flashing, and trim. 2. exterior doors. 3. attached and adjacent decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches, and their associated railings. 4. eaves, soffits, and fascias where accessible from the ground level. 5. vegetation, grading, surface drainage, and retaining walls that are likely to adversely affect the building. 6. adjacent and entryway walkways, patios, and driveways. B. describe wall coverings. 4.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: A. screening, shutters, awnings, and similar seasonal accessories. B. fences, boundary walls, and similar structures. C. geological and soil conditions. D. recreational facilities. E. outbuildings other than garages and carports. F. seawalls, break-walls, and docks. G. erosion control and earth stabilization measures.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations
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3.1.1 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Paint bubbling, softening wood

Siding was showing signs of having moisture trapped under paint. This may eventually cause the wood to soften or rot . Recommend a qualified siding contractor regularly evaluate.

Contractor Qualified Professional
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3.1.2 - Siding, Flashing & Trim

Trim wear

Evidence of general wear and tear on the trim

Mag glass Monitor
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3.2.1 - Exterior Doors

Rot noted
small french style doors near front door

door should be patched , eventually replaced

Contractor Qualified Professional
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3.3.1 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Deck - Loose Boards

One or more deck boards were observed to be loose. Recommend they be refastened.

Here is a helpful article for minor DIY deck repair. 

House front 1 Deck Contractor
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3.3.2 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Deck - Nails Exposed

One or more nails were observed to be exposed. Recommend nails be reset.

Wrench DIY
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3.3.3 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Deck - Water Sealant Required

Deck is showing signs of weathering and/or water damage. Recommend water sealant/weatherproofing be applied.

Here is a helpful article on staining & sealing your deck. 

Wrench DIY
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3.3.4 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Stairs - uneven

The stairs to the deck are various different heights and runs. This can cause a tripping and falling hazard

House front 1 Deck Contractor
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3.3.5 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

Falling hazard no railing

the deck off the back room, even though it is fairly low, should have a railing for safety

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3.3.6 - Decks, Balconies, Porches & Steps

No step down from decking

the deck off the living room has no step down , creating a falling hazard as the drop is larger than the usual step height. 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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3.4.1 - Eaves, Soffits & Fascia

Fascia - Damaged

One or more sections of the fascia are damaged. Recommend qualified roofer evaluate & repair.
Roof Roofing Professional
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3.4.2 - Eaves, Soffits & Fascia

Soffit

Soffit shows sighs of wear and tear, possible rot, recommend monitoring by Roofer or GC

Roof Roofing Professional
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3.5.1 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Negative Grading

Grading is sloping towards the home in some areas. This could lead to water intrusion and foundation issues. Recommend qualified landscaper

Here is a helpful article discussing negative grading. 

Yard scissors Landscaping Contractor
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3.5.2 - Vegetation, Grading, Drainage & Retaining Walls

Landscaping against building

Plants adjacent to the structure can lead to a pathway for pests and damage siding over time.

Commercial Homeowners Association
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3.6.1 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Driveway Cracking - Minor

Minor cosmetic cracks observed, which may indicate movement in the soil. Recommend monitor and/or have driveway contractor patch/seal.
House front Driveway Contractor
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3.6.2 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Driveway Trip Hazard

Trip hazards observed. Patch or repair recommended.
Wrench DIY
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3.6.3 - Walkways, Patios & Driveways

Uneven pavers

Tripping hazard

Contractor Qualified Professional

4 - Roofing

IN NI NP R
4.1 Coverings X
4.2 Roof Drainage Systems X X
4.3 Flashings X X
4.4 Skylights, Chimneys & Roof Penetrations X X
Inspection Method
Roof
Roof Type/Style
Combination
Roof Drainage Systems: Gutter Material
Aluminum
Flashings: Material
Aluminum, Asphalt
Coverings: Material
Asphalt

Roof appears to be in the middle section of its life, it is showing signs of element exposure on the north facing sides, but is generally wearing evenly and well

5.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. roofing materials. 2. roof drainage systems. 3. flashing. 4. skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations. B. describe: 1. roofing materials. 2. methods used to inspect the roofing. 5.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: A. antennas. B. interiors of vent systems, uses, and chimneys that are not readily accessible. C. other installed accessories.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations
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4.2.1 - Roof Drainage Systems

Debris

Debris has accumulated in the gutters. Recommend cleaning to facilitate water flow.

Here is a DIY resource for cleaning your gutters. 

Roof Roofing Professional
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4.2.2 - Roof Drainage Systems

Downspouts Drain Near House

One or more downspouts drain too close to the home's foundation. This can result in excessive moisture in the soil at the foundation, which can lead to foundation/structural movement. Recommend a qualified contractor adjust downspout extensions to drain at least 6 feet from the foundation. 

Here is a helpful DIY link and video on draining water flow away from your house. 

Roof Roofing Professional
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4.2.3 - Roof Drainage Systems

Gutter Damaged

Gutters were worn/rusted on the insides and poorly attached in some places.

They will eventually rust through. Recommend replacing with vinyl when the time comes to replace, or when the roof is next done.  

Roof Roofing Professional
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4.2.4 - Roof Drainage Systems

Gutter Leakage

Gutters were observed to be leaking in one or more areas. This can result in excessive moisture in the soil at the foundation, which can lead to foundation/structural movement. Recommend a qualified contractor evaluate and repair gutters to proper functionality. 

Roof Roofing Professional
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4.3.1 - Flashings

Corroded - Minor

Roof flashing showed signs of corrosion, but are still in working condition. Flashing should be monitored to prevent severe corrosion leading to moisture intrusion. 

Roof Roofing Professional
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4.3.2 - Flashings

Loose/Separated
under the tight areas where the roof levels meet

Flashings observed to be loose or separated, which can lead to water intrusion and/or mold. Recommend a qualified roofing contractor repair. 

Roof Roofing Professional
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4.3.3 - Flashings

Worn

Flashings showed signs of wear and tear. This is normal for a roof of this age. Recommend monitoring. 

Roof Roofing Professional
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4.4.1 - Skylights, Chimneys & Roof Penetrations

Loose Chimney

Chimney rocks when pushed, this could mean it is unsafe, a chimney person should assess this immediately 

Roof Roofing Professional
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4.4.2 - Skylights, Chimneys & Roof Penetrations

Chimney cap craked

Contractor Qualified Professional
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4.4.3 - Skylights, Chimneys & Roof Penetrations

Vent pipe missing

Contractor Qualified Professional

5 - Plumbing

IN NI NP R
5.1 Fixtures / Faucets X X
5.2 Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems X X
5.3 Water Heater X X
5.4 Vents, Flues, & Chimneys X X
5.5 Sump Pumps / Sewage Ejectors X
5.6 Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems X X
Filters
None
Main Fuel Shut-Off (Location)
far corner of the house as it faces valley circle
Exterior
Material - Distribution
Copper
Material - Water Supply
Copper
Source
Public
Water pressure

Water pressure is 58 PSI, within the normal range of 50-80psi

Fixtures / Faucets: Bathtub

Caulk degraded

Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Drain Size
1 1/2"
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Material
ABS, Iron
Water Heater: Power Source
Gas
Water Heater: Capacity
50 Gallons
Water Heater: Location
Outside closet
Water Heater: Built 2007
Main Water Shut-Off Device (Location)
Main Level
Water Heater: Manufacturer
State
Sump Pumps / Sewage Ejectors: Sewer popper
Fuel Storage & Distribution Systems: Gas main

6.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. interior water supply and distribution systems including fixtures and faucets. 2. interior drain, waste, and vent systems including fixtures. 3. water heating equipment and hot water supply systems. 4. vent systems, flues, and chimneys. 5. fuel storage and fuel distribution systems. 6. sewage ejectors, sump pumps, and related piping. B. describe: 1. interior water supply, drain, waste, and vent piping materials. 2. water heating equipment including energy source(s). 3. location of main water and fuel shut-off valves. 6.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. clothes washing machine connections. 2. interiors of vent systems, flues, and chimneys that are not readily accessible. 3. wells, well pumps, and water storage related equipment. 4. water conditioning systems. 5. solar, geothermal, and other renewable energy water heating systems. 6. manual and automatic re-extinguishing and sprinkler systems and landscape irrigation systems. 7. septic and other sewage disposal systems. B. determine: 1. whether water supply and sewage disposal are public or private. 2. water quality. 3. the adequacy of combustion air components. C. measure water supply low and pressure, and well water quantity. D. fill shower pans and fixtures to test for leaks.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations
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5.2.1 - Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems

Open pipe in crawl space

Contractor Qualified Professional
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5.3.1 - Water Heater

Annual Maintenance Flush Needed

Water heaters should be flushed annually to prevent sediment buildup and maintain efficiency. Recommend a qualified plumber service and flush. 

Here is a DIY link to help

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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5.3.2 - Water Heater

Closet leaking

Not water tight 

Causing corrosion 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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5.3.3 - Water Heater

General Wear and tear
exterior back

The water heater shows signs of age, the pipes feeding it are starting to corrode and there is already an active leak. 

The gas line is also showing signs of degrading at the fittings.

I recommend having a plumber look at it with replacement possibly in mind 


the shed it is housed in is in poor condition and needs repairing or rebuilding 



 

Pipes Plumbing Contractor
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5.4.1 - Vents, Flues, & Chimneys

Chimney moves when pushed

Contractor Qualified Professional

6 - Electrical

IN NI NP R
6.1 Service Entrance Conductors X
6.2 Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels X X
6.3 Branch Circuit Conductors, Overcurrent Devices and Compatibility of Their Amperage & Voltage X X
6.4 Connected Devices and Fixtures X X
6.5 Polarity and Grounding of Receptacles X X
6.6 GFCI & AFCI X
6.7 Smoke Detectors X
6.8 Carbon Monoxide Detectors X
6.9 Loose cover on receptacle X X
Branch Wire 15 and 20 AMP
Aluminum
Wiring Method
Conduit, Not Visible, Romex
Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Overhead, Aluminum, 220 Volts
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Capacity
100 AMP
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Locations
Exterior
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels: Panel Manufacturer
Federal Pacific

7.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. service drop. 2. service entrance conductors, cables, and raceways. 3. service equipment and main disconnects. 4. service grounding. 5. interior components of service panels and subpanels. 6. conductors. 7. overcurrent protection devices. 8. a representative number of installed lighting fixtures, switches, and receptacles. 9. ground fault circuit interrupters and arc fault circuit interrupters. B. describe: 1. amperage rating of the service. 2. location of main disconnect(s) and subpanels. 3. presence or absence of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms. 4. the predominant branch circuit wiring method. 7.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. remote control devices. 2. or test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, security systems, and other signaling and warning devices. 3. low voltage wiring systems and components. 4. ancillary wiring systems and components not a part of the primary electrical power distribution system. 5. solar, geothermal, wind, and other renewable energy systems. B. measure amperage, voltage, and impedance. C. determine the age and type of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations
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6.2.1 - Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels

Not Labeled

Electrical panel does not have labels. Recommend a qualified electrician test and properly label all switches. 

Electric Electrical Contractor
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6.2.2 - Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels

Panel Damaged

Electrical panel is damaged inside with rust from water intrusion. Recommend a qualified electrician evaluate and repair. 

Electric Electrical Contractor
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6.2.3 - Service and Grounding Equipment, Main Overcurrent Device, Main and Distribution Panels

Federal Pacific

Federal Pacific Electric Company (FPE) was one of the most common manufacturers of circuit breaker panels in North America from the 1950s to the 1980s. Millions of their panels were installed in homes across the country. Yet, as the years passed, electricians and home inspectors often found Federal Pacific Electric panels failed to provide proper protection to homeowners and their families. Experts now say that FPE panels can appear to work fine for years, but after one overcurrent or short circuit, they can overheat and become fire hazards

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6.3.1 - Branch Circuit Conductors, Overcurrent Devices and Compatibility of Their Amperage & Voltage

Exposed Ends & Splices
in garage and under the house

All wire connections & charged wires with exposed ends and splices should be covered in junction boxes for safety. Recommend a qualified electrician correct. 

Electric Electrical Contractor
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6.4.1 - Connected Devices and Fixtures

Cover Plates Damaged

One or more receptacles have a damaged cover plate. Recommend replacement.
Electric Electrical Contractor
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6.4.2 - Connected Devices and Fixtures

Cover Plates Missing

One or more receptacles are missing a cover plate. This causes short and shock risk. Recommend installation of plates.
Electric Electrical Contractor
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6.4.3 - Connected Devices and Fixtures

Open Junction Box
garage and crawl space

Open junction box observed. Recommend concealing or replacing. 

Wrench DIY
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6.5.1 - Polarity and Grounding of Receptacles

Outlet(s) Not Grounded
bedrooms

several two prong electrical outlets noted in the bedroom

and one of the three prong outlets has an open ground  

One or more outlets are not grounded. Recommend a qualified electrician replace non-grounded outlets with grounded ones.

Electric Electrical Contractor
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6.9.1 - Loose cover on receptacle

Loose receptacle cover

More than one located

Wrench DIY
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6.9.2 - Loose cover on receptacle

Missing cover

Contractor Qualified Professional

7 - Heating

IN NI NP R
7.1 Heating Equipment X X
7.2 Distribution Systems X X
7.3 Vents, Flues & Chimneys X
Heating Equipment: Brand
Carrier
Heating Equipment: Energy Source
Gas
Heating Equipment: Filter Size
Unknown
Heating Equipment: Filter Type
Disposable
Heating Equipment: Heat Type
Forced Air
Heating Equipment: Furnace Condition

Furnace appears to be clean and in relatively good condition.

I always recommend that a qualified furnace person assess and service the unit. 

It does have some original asbestos covered vents attached to it but they appear to be undamaged. 

Distribution Systems: Ductwork
Insulated

8.1 The inspector shall: A. open readily openable access panels. B. inspect: 1. installed heating equipment. 2. vent systems, uses, and chimneys. 3. distribution systems. C. describe: 1. energy source(s). 2. heating systems. 8.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. interiors of vent systems, uses, and chimneys that are not readily accessible. 2. heat exchangers. 3. humidifiers and dehumidifiers. 4. electric air cleaning and sanitizing devices. 5. heating systems using ground-source, water-source, solar, and renewable energy technologies. 6. heat-recovery and similar whole-house mechanical ventilation systems. B. determine: 1. heat supply adequacy and distribution balance. 2. the adequacy of combustion air components.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations
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7.1.1 - Heating Equipment

Filter requires replacement

The furnace filter appears to be beyond its expected lifespan. Recommend replacement.
Fire HVAC Professional
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7.1.2 - Heating Equipment

Needs Servicing/Cleaning

Furnace should be cleaned and serviced annually. Recommend a qualified HVAC contractor clean, service and certify furnace.

Here is a resource on the importance of furnace maintenance.

Fire HVAC Professional
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7.1.3 - Heating Equipment

No drip leg in gas line

Contractor Qualified Professional
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7.2.1 - Distribution Systems

asbestos insulated ducts present

Th Heating and Cooling Contractor

8 - Air Conditioning

IN NI NP R
8.1 Cooling Equipment X
8.2 Distribution System X
Type
None

9.1 The inspector shall: A. open readily openable access panels. B. inspect: 1. central and permanently installed cooling equipment. 2. distribution systems. C. describe: 1. energy source(s). 2. cooling systems. 9.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect electric air cleaning and sanitizing devices. B. determine cooling supply adequacy and distribution balance. C. inspect cooling units that are not permanently installed or that are installed in windows. D. inspect cooling systems using ground source, water source, solar, and renewable energy technologies.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations

9 - Interiors

IN NI NP R
9.1 Walls X X
9.2 Ceilings X X
9.3 Floors X X
9.4 Steps, Stairways & Railings X
9.5 Countertops & Cabinets X
9.6 Doors X X
9.7 Windows X
9.8 Garage Door X
9.9 Bath Tub X X
9.10 Garage X X
9.11 Shower X
9.12 Sink Bathroom X
9.13 Sink Bathroom Master X X
9.14 Sink Kitchen X X
9.15 Toilet loose in main bath X X
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Plaster
Floors: Floor Coverings
Hardwood, Linoleum
Countertops & Cabinets: Countertop Material
Laminate
Countertops & Cabinets: Cabinetry
Wood
Windows: Window Type
Casement, Single-hung
Windows: Window Manufacturer
Unknown
Garage Door: Material
Wood
Garage Door: Type
Roll-Up
Countertops & Cabinets: the kitchen cabinets are worn in places but appear to be in serviceable condition
Windows: the windows are serviceable, one or two do not hang perfectly plumb and therefore gaps may exsist

the windows are many and varied style wise 

but seem to be in fairly good shape 


there was a small crack observed in one of the front windows 

Bath Tub: Window in shower

this is not ideal as it can lead to water intrusion 

monitor and caulk on a regular basis 

Shower: Shower insert

Cracking in floor in front of shower wear and tear 

monitor for water intrusion

10.1 The inspector shall inspect: A. walls, ceilings, and floors. B. steps, stairways, and railings. C. countertops and a representative number of installed cabinets. D. a representative number of doors and windows. E. garage vehicle doors and garage vehicle door operators. F. installed ovens, ranges, surface cooking appliances, microwave ovens, dishwashing machines, and food waste grinders by using normal operating controls to activate the primary function. 10.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: A. paint, wallpaper, and other finish treatments. B. floor coverings. C. window treatments. D. coatings on and the hermetic seals between panes of window glass. E. central vacuum systems. F. recreational facilities. G. installed and free-standing kitchen and laundry appliances not listed in Section 10.1.F. H. appliance thermostats including their calibration, adequacy of heating elements, self cleaning oven cycles, indicator lights, door seals, timers, clocks, timed features, and other specialized features of the appliance. I. operate, or confirm the operation of every control and feature of an inspected appliance.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations
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9.1.1 - Walls

Minor Corner Cracks

Minor cracks at the corners of doors and windows in walls. Appeared to be the result of long-term settling. Some settling is not unusual in a home of this age and these cracks are not a structural concern.

House construction Structural Engineer
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9.1.2 - Walls

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

Paint roller Painter
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9.1.3 - Walls

Poor Patching

Sub-standard drywall patching observed at time of inspection. Recommend re-patching. 

Putty knife Drywall Contractor
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9.1.4 - Walls

cracks in various areas

this can be caused by the settling of the house, or by the house actively shifting .

These cracks should be monitored 

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9.2.1 - Ceilings

Minor Damage

Minor damage or deterioration to the ceiling was visible at the time of the inspection. 

There are several cracks evident , the crack in the room with the fireplace spans the length of the ceiling. This should be assessed 

Contractor Qualified Professional
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9.3.1 - Floors

Damaged (General)

The home flooring had general moderate damage visible at the time of the inspection. Recommend evaluation by a qualified flooring contractor.

Flooring Flooring Contractor
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9.3.2 - Floors

Moderate Wear

Floors in the home exhibited moderate surface wear . Recommend a qualified flooring contractor evaluate for possible re-finish. 


There are several different wood patterns , so it would appear that different parts of the floor have been laid at different times 

Flooring Flooring Contractor
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9.3.3 - Floors

Tiles Loose

Loose tiles are present. Recommend re-attach and seal.

Flooring Flooring Contractor
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9.3.4 - Floors

possible asbestos tiles

the tiles in the kitchen area may contain asbestos , if these are to be removed , then an asbestos abatement service should be used 

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9.6.1 - Doors

Rot

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9.9.1 - Bath Tub

Loose tiles

there is evidence of water intrusion and damage in the subfloor , seen from the crawl space. 

the loose tiles on the side of the bath tub may allow further intrusion

Contractor Qualified Professional
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9.10.1 - Garage

Exposed wiring

Contractor Qualified Professional
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9.10.2 - Garage

Major cracking in slab

Contractor Qualified Professional
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9.13.1 - Sink Bathroom Master

Openings under sink cabinet

Contractor Qualified Professional
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9.14.1 - Sink Kitchen

Evidence of leak , mold or mildew

May be no longer active, no leak observed when the water was run

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9.15.1 - Toilet loose in main bath

reset toilet

Wrenches Handyman

10 - Built-in Appliances

IN NI NP R
10.1 Dishwasher X
10.2 Refrigerator X
10.3 Range/Oven/Cooktop X
10.4 Garbage Disposal X
The appliances in the house appear to be in good working order, the laundry appliances are not covered by the inspection
Dishwasher: Brand
Frigidaire
Refrigerator: Brand
Kenmore
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Brand
Wedgewood
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Exhaust Hood Type
None
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Range/Oven Energy Source
Gas
Range/Oven/Cooktop: Vintage

Should be regularly serviced 

10.1 The inspector shall inspect: F. installed ovens, ranges, surface cooking appliances, microwave ovens, dishwashing machines, and food waste grinders by using normal operating controls to activate the primary function. 10.2 The inspector is NOT required to inspect: G. installed and free-standing kitchen and laundry appliances not listed in Section 10.1.F. H. appliance thermostats including their calibration, adequacy of heating elements, self cleaning oven cycles, indicator lights, door seals, timers, clocks, timed features, and other specialized features of the appliance. I. operate, or con rm the operation of every control and feature of an inspected appliance.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations

11 - Insulation and Ventilation

IN NI NP R
11.1 Attic Insulation X
11.2 Vapor Retarders X
11.3 Ventilation X
11.4 Exhaust Systems X
Dryer Power Source
Gas
Dryer Vent
Metal (Flex)
Flooring Insulation
Batt
Attic Insulation: R-value
0
Attic Insulation: Insulation Type
Blown
Ventilation: Ventilation Type
Ridge Vents
Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Fans
Fan Only

11.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces. 2. ventilation of attics and foundation areas. 3. kitchen, bathroom, laundry, and similar exhaust systems. 4. clothes dryer exhaust systems. B. describe: 1. insulation and vapor retarders in unfinished spaces. 2. absence of insulation in unfinished spaces at conditioned surfaces. 11.2 The inspector is NOT required to disturb insulation.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations

12 - Fireplaces and Fuel-Burning Appliances

IN NI NP R
12.1 Fireplaces, Stoves & Inserts X X
12.2 Fuel-buring Accessories X
12.3 Chimney & Vent Systems X X
Type
Wood
Fireplaces, Stoves & Inserts: Fireplace

12.1 The inspector shall: A. inspect: 1. fuel-burning replaces, stoves, and replace inserts. 2. fuel-burning accessories installed in replaces. 3. chimneys and vent systems. B. describe systems and components listed in 12.1.A.1 and .2. 12.2 The inspector is NOT required to: A. inspect: 1. interiors of vent systems, uses, and chimneys that are not readily accessible. 2. fire screens and doors. 3. seals and gaskets. 4. automatic fuel feed devices. 5. mantles and replace surrounds. 6. combustion air components and to determine their adequacy. 7. heat distribution assists (gravity fed and fan assisted). 8. fuel-burning replaces and appliances located outside the inspected structures. B. determine draft characteristics. C. move fireplace inserts and stoves or firebox contents.

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations
Credit
Comment
12.1.1 - Fireplaces, Stoves & Inserts

Fireplace - General Condition

The fireplace appears to be in generally poor condition. The doors are coming away from the mantle , the damper does not appear to be installed and given that the chimney is also moving when shaken , i would recommend that the fireplace not be used until the whole thing has been assessed by a fireplace and chimney expert 

Fireplace Chimney Repair Contractor
Credit
Comment
12.3.1 - Chimney & Vent Systems

Chimney Structure Unstable

Chimney appears to have structural damage. Recommend a structural engineer evaluate & repair.

Fireplace Chimney Repair Contractor

13 - Swimming Pool Safety - State Law Jan 2018

IN NI NP R
13.1 California law states that at least two of these seven features must be present to meet the minimum safety standards for pools X
  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations

14 - Laundry

IN NI NP R
Dryer
Bathroom

the dryer vent should be cleared of any debris or dryer lint regularly 




there is a gas line feeding the dryer that could not be fully inspected due to its location 

Washer
Bathroom

the receptacle for the washer is up on conduit thru the floor , this means that it could be pushed and damaged by the washer. the receptacle should be put in the wall for safer use

  • IN = Inspected
  • NI = Not Inspected
  • NP = Not Present
  • R = Recommendations