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1234 Main St.
Yreka, CA 96097
07/20/2019 9:00AM

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Agency Name
124
Items Inspected
6
Maintenance item
2
Deficiency observed

Summary:  Any summary of this report is not the entire report. The complete report includes attachments and/or additional information items that are of importance to the client. It is recommended that the client read the complete report to fully understand the inspection.

Repair Estimate:  A third-party repair estimate report is available for this inspection. Please visit our website at ShastaPremier.com, or call us at 530-598-7856, to order a repair estimate report based on this inspection.

Photos:  Any and all photos included in this published report are representative and for reference purposes only, and do not necessarily define the entire extent of any maintenance, deficiency, or safety item. Photos are to be used as a guide only, and the entire system or component should be taken into consideration when being evaluated.

Observation Categories:  Observations are categorized as either Maintenance (blue), Deficiency (orange), or Safety (red). Observations are classified into one of these three categories based upon severity and/or degree of impact an item may have on the dwelling and/or its occupants. It's possible to have observations of the same system, or part of the dwelling, building or structure be classified into more than one category. Please call us if you have any questions. We are here to help you fully understand your inspection report.

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Thank you for choosing Shasta Premier Inspection Group for your home inspection. We appreciate your confidence.

We understand that whatever the circumstances of your new house purchase - first time, second home, rental/investment property, etc. - it is a big investment that you want to make sure is right for you. With that in mind, please remember and understand that no house is perfect; there will always be something that needs minor (or sometimes major) repair or maintenance. Small or minor (and even big or major) repair and/or maintenance items do not necessarily make a house unlivable, does not mean that it will fall down around you after you move in, nor make it unsafe. Ongoing maintenance and repairs are a part of homeownership, and there is always something that needs attention. An inspection endeavors to help you determine what those items might be, at the date and time specified in the inspection report. This information is to help you decide how those items figure in to your desire to purchase. Your Real Estate Agent, and Shasta Premier Inspection Group are here to help you realize your goals of homeownership.

Best Wishes,

Shasta Premier Inspection Group 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

All photos are representative, for narrative purposes only, are taken on the date noted in the report, are not intended to convey or imply the condition, safety, service life, nor a guaranty or warranty, nor do they define the entire scope of any deficiency. Photos are to be used as a guide only, and the entire system or component should be taken into consideration when being evaluated.

This inspection report covers systems and components of the inspected property on the date and time as noted in the report and does not extend beyond said date. No guaranty or warranty is stated or implied as to any inspected system or component. The general home inspection will not reveal every issue that exists or ever could exist, nor does it predict future conditions.

This inspection report was prepared only for the client named in this report, for the property address noted and is valid only for the date and time stated in this report. This report is not transferrable and cannot be sold. 

Shasta Premier Inspections Group and the client named herein, retain exclusive ownership of this report, and it is not transferrable and cannot be sold. No rights, permission or privileges are given, extended to, or implied to any other person or persons besides the client named in this report. No rights, permission, or privilege is granted, implied or given to any other party besides the client named in this report to use this report in any transaction.

Since this report is provided for the specific benefit of the client(s) named in this report, third-parties to this information should hire Shasta Premier Inspection Group (530-598-7856) to perform an inspection to meet their specific needs and to obtain current information concerning this property.

This inspection was conducted in accordance with InterNACHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics by an InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspector, and certified by the Master Inspector Certification Board as a Master Inspector.

OWNERSHIP AND USE OF REPORT

This report is the exclusive property of Shasta Premier Inspection Group and our client. Shasta Premier Inspection Group is not responsible for misinterpretations by third parties. This report cannot be sold and is not transferrable. If you’re reading this report but did not hire Shasta Premier Inspection Group to perform the original inspection, please note that no rights or privileges for the use of this report are granted, extended to or implied to any other person or persons not named in this report, and this report cannot be used in any other transaction. Shasta Premier Inspection Group, and the inspector of record on this report disclaims the reliability of any part of this report if used in any "third-party" transactions.

It is very likely that conditions related to the house have changed, even if the report is recent. You should not rely on an outdated inspection report. Minor problems noted may have become worse, recent events may have created new issues, and items may have been corrected and improved. Don’t rely on old information about one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make. Remember that the cost of a home inspection is very small compared to the value of the home. Protect your family and your investment, and please call us at (530) 598-7856, or email to lori@shacksandshanties.com so that we can arrange for a fresh inspection. Thank you!

Copyright 2019, Shasta Premier Inspection Group, All Rights Reserved.

1 - Inspection Information

In Attendance
Client, Client's Agent
Occupancy
Occupied
Type of Building
Single Family
Style
Ranch
Approximate Age
10 - 20 Years
Front Faces
East
Temperature (approximate)
43 Fahrenheit (F)
Weather Conditions
Cloudy
Thermal/Infrared Imaging
No
Water Testing
No
Well Pump & Systems Testing
No
Septic System Video Inspection
No
Mold Testing
No
Radon Testing
No
Inspection Highlights

The subject property is a 12 year old single family residence that appeared to be in excellent condition, overall. The home shows pride of ownership and appeared to be very well maintained. No major structural issues were observed during the course of this visual, non-invasive inspection.

The areas of concern are as follows: 

  1. Two electrical junction boxes in the attic contain uncapped, bare wiring. These boxes should have a receptacle, switch and lighting fixture installed. Recommend installation of correct electrical units.
  2. One exhaust vent for a bathroom was observed to have fallen and not venting at the gable vent. This should be repaired to prevent moisture problems in the insulation and attic space.

These highlights are not the full report. Please read the full report carefully, including Information and Limitation sections; and review attachments for the complete inspection information. Please call us with any questions - we are here to help!

Non-technical, Non-invasive, Visual Inspection

A non-technical, non-invasive, visual-only assessment of the systems and components of the house was performed at the time of inspection. However, this is a general visual inspection and is not technically exhaustive, and special equipment may or may not have been used. This visual only evaluation is only intended to provide information and education on the condition of these systems.

This inspection provides observed conditions a the time of inspection only, and does not provide or imply any warranty or guarantee of any system, component, or unit performance beyond this date, nor does it predict safety, future damage, operability, or failure of any system, component or unit.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 

Your general home inspection is a non-invasive, non-technical visual inspection of the general condition of the house systems and components at the date and time set for inspection. Nothing is removed, disassembled, or relocated during the general home inspection. A representative number of working doors, windows and access hatches are opened, and normal operating controls may be used to inspect the condition of systems. Appliances may be operated with normal operating controls; however, if any appliance, including heating, cooling and hot water systems are disconnected from a power source, the inspector will not connect that appliance for inspection and it will not be inspected. Any electrical circuit breakers that are off at the time of inspection will not be turned on for the inspection, and anything served by that circuit will not be inspected. If public water service or main water valves are off, they will not be turned on for the inspection. 

The general home inspection is based on the observations made on the date and time of the inspection, and is not a prediction of safety or future conditions. The general home inspection will not reveal every issue that currently exists or ever could exist, but only those conditions that were observed on the date of the inspection.

Additionally, if the observations were made during dry weather conditions and no visual indication of deficiency was noted; the conditions may change during the wet season.

Condition Indication

Any system, component, unit or item that may have a condition indicator (i.e.: good, fair, poor, aged, damaged, etc.) is indicative of the overall general condition; is based on non-invasive, non-technical, visual-only observations made at time of inspection only, with any maintenance, deficiency, or safety conditions noted.

Inspection Method
Non-Invasive, Visual, Tactile, Auditory, Olfactory, Operating Controls

Your general residential inspection is a non-invasive, non-technical visual inspection of the general condition of the house systems and components at the date and time set for inspection.  The general residential inspection will not reveal every issue that exists or ever could exist, but only those items observed and reported on the date of the inspection.

2 - Roof

Inspection Method
Binoculars, Ground, Ladder
Roof Type/Style
Gable
Roof Structure
Engineered Trusses
Covering: Material
Architectural Asphalt Shingles
Covering: Layers
Single Layer
Covering: Overall Condition
Good
Flashing: Material
Metal
Flashing: Condition
Good
Chimney or Flue: Chimney Exterior
Metal Flue Pipe
Chimney or Flue: Condition
Good
Skylights: Number of Skylights
None
Skylights: Condition
N/A
Other Roof Penetrations: Type
Plumbing Vent Pipe
Other Roof Penetrations: Condition
Good
Roof Drainage System: Gutter Material
Metal
Roof Drainage System: Condition
Good
Annual Inspection Recommended

Roof systems become vulnerable and fail for various reasons, including moisture damage, wood destroying pests, mechanical damage, vegetation, aging, etc. It is recommended that an annual inspection be conducted to determine the condition of the roof system that will make repair & maintenance recommendations. This will protect your investment and prolong the service life of these systems. If desired, when the snow cover clears, an appointment for a more complete exterior roof inspection may be scheduled.

Covering: Architectural Asphalt Shingles Description

The roof was covered with laminated fiberglass composition asphalt shingles. Laminated shingles are composted of multiple layers bonded together. Laminated shingles are also called "architectural" or "laminated" shingles. Composition shingles are composed of a fiberglass mat embedded in asphalt and covered with ceramic coated mineral granules. Shingles with multiple layers bonded together are usually more durable than shingles composed of a single layer. This type of shingle have an average expected life of thirty (30) years.

With any exceptions noted, the composition asphalt shingles observed on the roof of this house appeared to be in good condition with normal signs of aging and wear. They appeared to be adequately protecting the underlying house structure at the time of inspection.  

Covering: Architectural Asphalt Shingles - Remaining Life Expectancy

Asphalt composition shingles have a total average life expectancy of thirty (30) years. However, there are many variables that will impact the actual years of service that will be realized from the shingles; such as attic temperature, weather, installation method, manufacturing defects, mechanical damage, etc. The asphalt composition shingles covering the roof of this house exhibited general deterioration commensurate with normal aging of the roof covering. They appeared to be adequately protecting the underlying house structure at the time of inspection. It is estimated that the remaining service life of the roof covering is ten (10) or more years.

The inspector does not hereby provide a certification, guarantee, or warranty as to roof condition, installation, or remaining life expectancy of the roof covering. Any estimates made herein are based solely upon general observation at the time of inspection. Estimated life and/or remaining life expectancy is given for information only, is not a certification, guarantee, or warranty. For a certification of roof covering condition and remaining life expectancy, it is recommended that you contact a properly licensed, experienced roofing contractor for evaluation.

I. The inspector shall inspect from ground level or the eaves: A. the roof-covering materials; B. the gutters; C. the downspouts; D. the vents, flashing, skylights, chimney, and other roof penetrations; and E. the general structure of the roof from the readily accessible panels, doors or stairs. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the type of roof-covering materials. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. observed indications of active roof leaks. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. walk on any roof surface. B. predict the service life expectancy. C. inspect underground downspout diverter drainage pipes. D. remove snow, ice, debris or other conditions that prohibit the observation of the roof surfaces. E. move insulation. F. inspect antennae, satellite dishes, lightning arresters, de-icing equipment, or similar attachments. G. walk on any roof areas that appear, in the inspectors opinion, to be unsafe. H. walk on any roof areas if doing so might, in the inspector's opinion, cause damage. I. perform a water test. J. warrant or certify the roof. K. confirm proper fastening or installation of any roof-covering material.

3 - Exterior

Inspection Method
Visual, Tactile
Grading & Drainage: Grading
Good
Grading & Drainage: Drainage
Good
Retaining Wall: Information
N/A
Retaining Wall: Condition
N/A
Driveway: Information
Concrete
Driveway: Condition
Good
Walkways: Information
Concrete
Walkways: Condition
Good
Porch & Covered Entryway: Information
Covered Entryway
Porch & Covered Entryway: Material or Construction
Concrete, Wood
Porch & Covered Entryway: Condition
Good
Siding: Siding Material
Wood Composite
Siding: Siding Style
T-111
Siding: Condition
Good
Trim: Material
Wood
Trim: Condition
Good
Doors: Type
Vinyl, Steel
Doors: Condition
Good
Windows: Type
Slider
Windows: Condition
Good
Eave & Soffit : Material
Wood
Eave & Soffit : Condition
Good
Fascia: Material
Wood
Fascia: Condition
Good
Deck: Information
N/A
Deck: Material or Construction
N/A
Deck: Condition
N/A
Balcony or Veranda: Information
N/A
Balcony or Veranda: Material or Construction
N/A
Balcony or Veranda: Condition
N/A
Patio: Information
Patio
Patio: Material or Construction
Concrete
Patio: Condition
Good
Stairways, Steps, Stoops, & Ramps: Information
Stoops
Stairways, Steps, Stoops, & Ramps: Material or Construction
Concrete
Stairways, Steps, Stoops, & Ramps: Condition
Good
Railing & Handrails: Material or Construction
N/A
Railing & Handrails: Condition
N/A
Patio Cover: Information
N/A
Patio Cover: Material or Construction
N/A
Patio Cover: Condition
N/A
Deck Cover: Information
N/A
Deck Cover: Material or Construction
N/A
Deck Cover: Condition
N/A
Carport: Information
N/A
Carport: Material or Construction
N/A
Carport: Condition
N/A
Annual Inspection Recommended

Exterior house systems become vulnerable and fail for various reasons, including moisture damage, wood destroying pests, mechanical damage, vegetation, aging, etc. It is recommended that an annual inspection be conducted to determine the condition of the exterior systems of the house that will make repair & maintenance recommendations. This will protect your investment and prolong the service life of these systems.

Eave & Soffit : Type
Open Eave

ABOUT EAVES, SOFFITS & FASCIA:  The eaves are the edges of the roof that overhang the face of a wall and, normally, project beyond the side of a building. The eaves form an overhang to direct water clear of the walls and may be decorated, or the ends left exposed as part of an architectural style. Soffits are actually eaves that have been "boxed" in so that the rafters are not seen. 

Hip roofs have a continuous eave that extends completely around the building. A gable roof has an eave along the side walls, formed at the rafter ends. Most gable roofs also have a rake eave, or rake extension formed on the gable ends. This is created by extending the rafters out past the building ends. Not only does the eave add to the appearance of the home, it also helps protect the building from sun, rain and snow. 

The rafter tails, or ends are finished with a fascia board that helps protect the rafters from water penetration, which will lead to wood rot. Fascia boards must be monitored and maintained so that water does not penetrate the wood and cause wood rot. Fascia boards are vulnerable to leaking rain gutters and at the corners, where often, the cut ends were not painted or sealed to keep out moisture, and in either instance, wood rot will set in. With the exception of intentionally exposed rafter tails as part of an architectural feature, fascia boards should always be installed.

In many instances the eaves of todays houses are finished off with a soffit - the covering on the underside of the overhang. Older houses often have an open eave, with the rafters adding to the decor. Some houses, such as might be seen on a Craftsman-style, have exposed rafter tails, or ends. Exposed rafter tails must be monitored and maintained yearly to prevent rain water penetration of the wood, which causes wood rot.

Soffits must be designed and installed properly. One of the most important factors is proper ventilation. If soffits are not ventilated, they can cause the formation of ice dams at the eaves. As the attic warms from the house heat, it allows the roof surface to melt snow, or ice, which then runs down into the colder eave surfaces and freezes back again. This creates an ice dam that allows water to work its way back into the walls and ceilings of the house. Venting both the attic with eave vents and the soffit with vent systems increases air circulation and prevents this problem. Ventilation not only prevents ice dams, but helps reduce heat build-up in the summer.

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the exterior wall-covering materials, flashing and trim; B. all exterior doors; C. adjacent walkways and driveways; D. stairs, steps, stoops, stairways and ramps; E. porches, patios, decks, balconies and carports; F. railings, guards and handrails; G. the eaves, soffits and fascia; H. a representative number of windows; and I. vegetation, surface drainage, retaining walls and grading of the property, where they may adversely affect the structure due to moisture intrusion. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the type of exterior wall-covering materials. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. any improper spacing between intermediate balusters, spindles and rails. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. inspect or operate screens, storm windows, shutters, awnings, fences, outbuildings, or exterior accent lighting. B. inspect items that are not visible or readily accessible from the ground, including window and door flashing. C. inspect or identify geological, geotechnical, hydrological or soil conditions. D. inspect recreational facilities or playground equipment. E. inspect seawalls, breakwalls or docks. F. inspect erosion-control or earth-stabilization measures. G. inspect for safety-type glass. H. inspect underground utilities. I. inspect underground items. J. inspect wells or springs. K. inspect solar, wind or geothermal systems. L. inspect swimming pools or spas. M. inspect wastewater treatment systems, septic systems or cesspools. N. inspect irrigation or sprinkler systems. O. inspect drainfields or dry wells. P. determine the integrity of multiple-pane window glazing or thermal window seals.

Credit
Comment
3.3.1 - Driveway

Settling Cracks
See Photo Captions

Damage to cement was observed, that appeared to be caused by settling. This does not impact the house foundation and the slab appeared to be serviceable; however, the concrete was observed to have full width cracks with or without displacement. This could be caused by the method of preparation of the ground under the concrete, construction methods of the slab, the presence of moisture in the soil and the freeze/thaw cycle, tree roots, age, and other reasons. These cracks can be repaired and repair is recommended to extend service life and help arrest current damage.

Follow this link for more information.

See Attachments for more information about cement cracks and deterioration.

Tools Handyman/DIY
Credit
Comment
3.4.1 - Walkways

Settling Cracks
See Photo Captions

Damage to cement was observed, that appeared to be caused by settling. This does not impact the house foundation and the slab appeared to be serviceable; however, the concrete was observed to have full width cracks with or without displacement. This could be caused by the method of preparation of the ground under the concrete, construction methods of the slab, the presence of moisture in the soil and the freeze/thaw cycle, tree roots, age, and other reasons. These cracks can be repaired, and repair is recommended to extend service life and help arrest current damage.

Follow this link for more information.

See Attachments for more information about cement cracks and deterioration.

Tools Handyman/DIY
Credit
Comment
3.6.1 - Siding

Ground Clearance
See Photo Captions

Siding was observed to be in contact with the ground. Wood that touches the ground/soil (including resting on cement) will wick moisture and and start to deteriorate. This also sets up ideal conditions for dry rot to damage wood, and invites wood destroying pests. Recommend all soil be pulled away from siding for a minimum ground clearance of 6" to 8". 

Tools Handyman/DIY
Credit
Comment
3.9.1 - Windows

Screens
See Photo Captions

One or more screens were observed to be missing or damaged. Recommend repair or replacement. 

Tools Handyman/DIY
Credit
Comment
3.14.1 - Patio

Settling Cracks
See Photo Captions

Damage to cement was observed, that appeared to be caused by settling. This does not impact the house foundation and the slab appeared to be serviceable; however, the concrete was observed to have full width cracks with or without displacement. This could be caused by the method of preparation of the ground under the concrete, construction methods of the slab, the presence of moisture in the soil and the freeze/thaw cycle, tree roots, age, and other reasons. These cracks can be repaired and repair is recommended to extend service life and help arrest current damage.

Follow this link for more information.

See Attachments for more information about cement cracks and deterioration.

Tools Handyman/DIY

4 - Structural

Inspection Method
Visual, Tactile
Attic Information
Attic Hatch - Interior Hallway, Attic Hatch - Interior Utility/Laundry Room
Crawlspace Information
N/A - Slab Foundation
Roof Structure: Construction
2 X 4 Engineered Trusses
Roof Structure: Condition
Good
Ceiling Structure: Ceiling Structure
2 X 4 Joists
Ceiling Structure: Condition
Good
Wall Structure: Structure
2 X 4 Wood
Wall Structure: Condition
Good
Floor Structure: Structural Material
Concrete Slab
Floor Structure: Basement or Crawlspace Floor
N/A
Floor Structure: Sub-floor
N/A
Floor Structure: Condition
Not Visable
Foundation - Exterior Slab: Type & Material
Concrete Slab Foundation
Foundation - Exterior Slab: Structure
N/A
Foundation - Exterior Slab: Condition
Good
Foundation - Basement & Exterior: Type & Material
N/A
Foundation - Basement & Exterior: Structure
N/A
Foundation - Basement & Exterior: Condition
N/A
Annual Inspection Recommended

Structural systems become vulnerable and fail for various reasons, including moisture damage, settling, wood destroying pests, mechanical damage, aging, etc. It is recommended that an annual inspection be conducted to determine the condition of the structural systems of the house that will make repair & maintenance recommendations. This will protect your investment and prolong the service life of these systems.

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the foundation; B. the basement; C. the crawlspace; and D. structural components. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the type of foundation; and B. the location of the access to the under-floor space. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. observed indications of wood in contact with or near soil; B. observed indications of active water penetration; C. observed indications of possible foundation movement, such as sheetrock cracks, brick cracks, out-of-square door frames, and unlevel floors; and D. any observed cutting, notching and boring of framing members that may, in the inspector's opinion, present a structural or safety concern. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. enter any crawlspace that is not readily accessible, or where entry could cause damage or pose a hazard to him/herself. B. move stored items or debris. C. operate sump pumps with inaccessible floats. D. identify the size, spacing, span or location or determine the adequacy of foundation bolting, bracing, joists, joist spans or support systems. E. provide any engineering or architectural service. F. report on the adequacy of any structural system or component.

5 - Electrical

Inspection Method
Visual, Test Equipment
Service Drop
Underground
Service Mast, Head, Drip Loop, & Conduit: Condition
N/A
Meter & Base: Meter Type
Smart Meter
Service Entrance Conductors: Electrical Service Conductors
Copper
Main Panel: Main Panel Location
Exterior, North Side
Main Panel: Panel Manufacturer
Siemens
Main Panel: Overcurrent Protection Device Type
Circuit Breaker
Main Panel: Panel Capacity
200 AMP
Main Service Disconnect: Panel Type
Circuit Breaker
Sub-panel: Sub-Panel Location
None
Sub-panel: Sub-Panel Manufacturer
N/A
Sub-panel: Sub-Panel Capacity
N/A
Sub-panel: Sub-Panel Type
N/A
Branch Wiring, Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Branch Wire 15 and 20 AMP
Copper
Branch Wiring, Circuits, Breakers & Fuses: Wiring Method
Type NM (Romex)
Lighting Fixtures (Including Ceiling Fans): Condition
Good
Main Service Disconnect: Location
Exterior, North Side
Service Provider
Pacific Power

Pacific Power:  1-888-221-7070;  https://www.pacificpower.net/res/moving-center.html

Smoke Detectors: Meet Current Standard
Yes

Currently, in California, smoke alarms are required to be installed on each floor, in each sleeping room and in the immediate vicinity outside of the bedrooms (i.e. a hallway). Proper smoke alarm placement also depends on local ordinance. [Calif. Building Code R314.3] However, currently, in California, operable hardwired and battery-operated smoke alarms that were approved and listed when they were installed don't need to be replaced immediately. [Health & S C 13113.7(a)(4); 13113.7(d)(3)]

Smoke detectors, as observed, may or may not not meet current California requirements and/or standards. The smoke detectors, as observed, did appear to meet California requirements and/or standards that were in place at the time of construction. 

It is easy to bring a house up to current California requirement for smoke detectors, as battery powered (as approved by California State Fire Marshall) units are allowed for older construction, and do not have to be hard-wired.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

A part of all residential properties: Smoke alarms approved by the State Fire Marshal are required to be placed in all residential properties in California. The State Fire Marshal lists all approved smoke alarms. [Calif. Health & Safety Code 13113.7] Beginning July 1, 2014, the State Fire Marshal required all battery-operated smoke alarms to contain a non-replaceable battery that lasts at least ten years. [Health & S C 13114(b)]

Beginning January 1, 2015, the State Fire Marshal required all smoke alarms (battery-powered, or powered by electricity) to:

  • display the date of manufacture;
  • provide a place where the date of installation can be written; and
  • incorporate a hush feature.

Operable hardwired and battery-operated smoke alarms that were approved and listed when they were installed dont need to be replaced immediately. [Health & S C 13113.7(a)(4); 13113.7(d)(3)]

Note Local ordinance may require replacement sooner. [Health & S C 13113.7(a)(4)]

When an existing smoke alarm no longer works, the replacement smoke alarm is to meet all new requirements.

Smoke alarms are not required if a State Fire Marshal-approved fire alarm system with smoke detectors is installed on the property. An existing fire sprinkler system no longer exempts a residential property owner from smoke alarm installation requirements. [Health & S C 13113.7(a)(5)]

Violations of smoke alarm rules incur a maximum fine of $200 for each offense. [Health & S C 13113.7(e)]

Enforcement on a transfer of a single family residence: Enforcement of smoke alarm rules is also triggered on the transfer of a single family residence (SFR). Sellers certify the property is in compliance with smoke alarm rules on the Transfer Disclosure Statement (TDS). The certification TDS is handed to the buyer as soon as practicable (ASAP) before the seller enters into a purchase agreement or counteroffer. [Health & S C 13113.8(b)-(c)]

Smoke alarm rules for rentals: Owners of multi-unit residential property or a single family residence (SFR) rental property are required to install, maintain and test smoke alarms on their property. [Health & S C 13113.7(d)(2)] Owners (or property managers, as owners agents) are required to ensure smoke alarms are operable when a new tenancy is created. [Health & S C 13113.7(d)(2)(B)] However, tenants are responsible for notifying the owner or property manager if the smoke alarm becomes inoperable. The owner is not in violation of smoke alarm requirements if they are unaware of a malfunction in the smoke alarm after the tenant is given possession. [Health & S C 13113.7(d)(2)(B)] Additionally, owners of any residential rental property are to install additional smoke alarms to ensure devices are located in accordance with current local building standards. [Health & S C 13113.7(d)(3)] 

In California, smoke alarms are to be installed on each floor, in each sleeping room and in the immediate vicinity outside of the bedrooms (i.e. a hallway). Proper smoke alarm placement also depends on local ordinance. [Calif. Building Code R314.3] Smoke detector laws dont mandate the frequency of owner inspections. However, landlords have a duty to inspect the premises upon entry for any purpose. Inspections need not be exhaustive, but landlords are liable for any dangerous condition that is observable by a reasonable person. [Mora v. Baker Commodities, Inc. (1989) 210 CA3d 771]
Thus, if a smoke alarm defect can be reasonably ascertained visually during a landlords visit to the unit, the landlord needs to repair or replace the device.

Smoke Detectors: Smoke Detectors

All smoke detectors should be checked for adequate number and placement, and should be tested for proper operation upon moving into the house.

See Additional Documents for more information about smoke detectors/alarms.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Meet Current Standard
Yes

Carbon monoxide detectors, as observed, may or may not not meet current California requirements and/or standards. 

CALIFORNIA CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR REQUIREMENTS

The California's Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2010 dictates that, starting from July 1, 2011, all residential property, 1 to 4 units must be equipped with approved carbon monoxide detector equipment.

The equipment must be approved by the California State Fire Marshal. New construction or remodels shall be hard-wired with battery back-up, interconnecting all detectors so that when one alarm sounds, they all do. Finally, Carbon Monoxide alarms are not intended and neither suitable for fire and smoke detection.

California's Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2010

A carbon monoxide detector is a plug-in device, either battery supplied or wired to alternate current that emits a highly distinctive sound when carbon monoxide is detected. A carbon monoxide detector is not the same as a smoke detector; however, if a combination detector is being installed, it should be capable of identifying both fumes with different sounds.

Every builder must install these approved devices, Cal. Health & Safety Cod17926(a), in each dwelling unit as following this applicable time period:

For all existing single-family dwelling units on or before July 1, 2011

For all other existing dwelling units, duplex/apartment/condominium complex, on or before Jan. 1, 2013. The Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2010 mandates that detectors must be installed if the residential unit has any of the following:

  • Gas appliances such as gas stove, fireplace, gas water heater, etc.
  • Fireplace
  • An attached garage

From January 1, 2013, all multi-family units will be required to install Carbon Monoxide detectors, even if the property is listed as a rental property.

Information specific to the Act is found in the California Health and Safety Code Sections 13260 through 13263. See the California Health & Safety Code Sections 13261 & 17926.

Carbon Monoxide Detector California Code Requirements

California building code standards require that all new constructions, per section R315, mandate that the detector must be:

Installed outside of each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the bedroom(s) in dwelling units and on every level including basements within which fuel-fired appliances are installed and in dwelling units that have attached garages.

Under section 420 of the CBC also requires that the monoxide detector must be:

Installed outside of each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the bedroom(s) in dwelling units and on every level including basements within which fuel-fired appliances are installed and in dwelling units that have attached garages.

Carbon Monoxide Detector Installation

Carbon monoxide detectors required by the law on the State of California should be installed properly. As a general practice carbon monoxide detectors shall be installed:

  • On a wall about five feet above from floor level.
  • It is recommended installing the detector at least 6 inches from all exterior walls and at least 3 feet from HVAC vents.
  • Carbon monoxide detectors can be installed on ceiling; however, wall installation is recommended.
  • Each floor needs its own set of monoxide detectors when required by building codes.
  • It is recommended installing carbon monoxide detectors near the sleeping area.
  • Follow manufacturer's recommendations or follow guidelines by Standard 720 of the National Fire Protection Association.

Carbon Monoxide Approved Manufacturers

The following is a list of carbon monoxide detectors manufacturers approved by the State Fire Marshall Office. Please check the current and updated approved manufacturers for the most recent list.

BRK BRANDS, INC.

GENTEX CORPORATION

Linear LLC

Universal Security Instruments

KIDDE SAFETY

PATRICK PLASTICS INC

QUANTUM GROUP INC


Carbon Monoxide Risk

Carbon monoxide can be deadly and extreme harmful. It is produced by burning fuels, coal, wood, oil, gas and several other petroleum-based products. It is also produced by common industrial equipment, cars, and electrical generators. Lower levels of carbon monoxide poisoning could produce:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Disorientation
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue

Please see California Carbon Monoxide Requirement FAQ attached to the report.


Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Carbon monoxide detectors are required when any liquid (gas, diesel, kerosene, etc.) or solid fuel (wood, wood pellets, etc.) appliances, fireplaces, or stoves are used for the house. Existing carbon monoxide detectors, if any, should be tested for proper operation upon moving into the house.

See Additional Documents for more information about carbon monoxide detectors/alarms.

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the service drop; B. the overhead service conductors and attachment point; C. the service head, gooseneck and drip loops; D. the service mast, service conduit and raceway; E. the electric meter and base; F. service-entrance conductors; G. the main service disconnect; H. panelboards and over-current protection devices (circuit breakers and fuses); I. service grounding and bonding; J. a representative number of switches, lighting fixtures and receptacles, including receptacles observed and deemed to be arc-fault circuit interrupter (AFCI)-protected using the AFCI test button, where possible; K. all ground-fault circuit interrupter receptacles and circuit breakers observed and deemed to be GFCIs using a GFCI tester, where possible; and L. smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the main service disconnect's amperage rating, if labeled; and B. the type of wiring observed. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. deficiencies in the integrity of the serviceentrance conductors insulation, drip loop, and vertical clearances from grade and roofs; B. any unused circuit-breaker panel opening that was not filled; C. the presence of solid conductor aluminum branch-circuit wiring, if readily visible; D. any tested receptacle in which power was not present, polarity was incorrect, the cover was not in place, the GFCI devices were not properly installed or did not operate properly, evidence of arcing or excessive heat, and where the receptacle was not grounded or was not secured to the wall; and E. the absence of smoke detectors. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. insert any tool, probe or device into the main panelboard, sub-panels, distribution panelboards, or electrical fixtures. B. operate electrical systems that are shut down. C. remove panelboard cabinet covers or dead fronts. D. operate or re-set over-current protection devices or overload devices. E. operate or test smoke or carbon-monoxide detectors or alarms F. inspect, operate or test any security, fire or alarms systems or components, or other warning or signaling systems. G. measure or determine the amperage or voltage of the main service equipment, if not visibly labeled. H. inspect ancillary wiring or remote-control devices. I. activate any electrical systems or branch circuits that are not energized. J. inspect low-voltage systems, electrical de-icing tapes, swimming pool wiring, or any timecontrolled devices. K. verify the service ground. L. inspect private or emergency electrical supply sources, including, but not limited to: generators, windmills, photovoltaic solar collectors, or battery or electrical storage facility. M. inspect spark or lightning arrestors. N. inspect or test de-icing equipment. O. conduct voltage-drop calculations. P. determine the accuracy of labeling. Q. inspect exterior lighting.

Credit
Comment
5.9.1 - Switches & Receptacles

Incomplete Installation
See Photo Captions

One or more electrical switches or outlets were observed to be partially installed. There are two attic locations that need to have installation complete; one should have a 110 receptacle and switch installed and one should have a light fixture installed. Also, the wiring has been left bare (uncapped and uncovered) and this is a safety hazard. Recommend repair to complete correct installation.

Electric Electrical Contractor

6 - Plumbing

Water Source
Public
Sewer
Public
Service Provider
Lake Shastina CSD
Main Water Shut-off Device: Location
At Curb With Meter
Water Supply & Distribution System: Distribution Material
Copper
Water Supply & Distribution System: Water Supply Material
Not Visible
Plumbing Fixtures (Faucets, Sinks, Toilets, etc.): Condition
Good
Hot Water System - Controls, Flue & Venting: Location
Garage
Hot Water System - Controls, Flue & Venting: Manufacturer
Bradford White
Hot Water System - Controls, Flue & Venting: Power Source/Type
Propane
Hot Water System - Controls, Flue & Venting: Capacity
40 gallons
Hot Water System - Controls, Flue & Venting: Model No.
M440T6FCX

Owner's manual attached, if available.

Hot Water System - Controls, Flue & Venting: Serial No.
DB777295
Hot Water System - Controls, Flue & Venting: Manufacture Date
February 2007
Hot Water System - Controls, Flue & Venting: Unit Age
12 years
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Material
ABS
Drain, Waste, & Vent Systems: Washer Drain Size
2"
Sewer Ejector Pump System: Location
None
Sewer Ejector Pump System: Sewer Pump System
Not Applicable
Basement or Crawlspace Sump Pump System: Location
None
Basement or Crawlspace Sump Pump System: Sump Pump System
Not Applicable
Fire Suppression Systen: Information
Not Present
Filters, Softener, or Conditioner System
Not Present

Water filter, softener, or conditioner systems are not part of the home inspection and these systems were not inspected. Recommend having the system serviced by technician upon moving in to the house.

Annual Inspection Recommended

Plumbing systems develop problems at various points for various reasons. Plumbing leaks in walls, under sinks, in the crawlspace, and other locations can cause significant damage over time. It is recommended that an annual inspection be conducted to determine the condition of the plumbing system that will make repair & maintenance recommendations. This will protect your investment and prolong the service life of these systems.

Hot Water System - Controls, Flue & Venting: Unit Age & Warranty

Due to the age of the unit, the home warranty included with the inspection may not cover this unit.

Hot Water System - Controls, Flue & Venting: Annual Maintenance Recommended

It is recommended to flush and service your water heater tank unit annually for optimal performance. Water temperature should be set to at least 120 degrees F to kill microbes and no higher than 130 degrees F to prevent scalding. 

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the main water supply shut-off valve; B. the main fuel supply shut-off valve; C. the water heating equipment, including the energy source, venting connections, temperature/pressure-relief (TPR) valves, Watts 210 valves, and seismic bracing; D. interior water supply, including all fixtures and faucets, by running the water; E. all toilets for proper operation by flushing; F. all sinks, tubs and showers for functional drainage; G. the drain, waste and vent system; and H. drainage sump pumps with accessible floats. II. The inspector shall describe: A. whether the water supply is public or private based upon observed evidence; B. the location of the main water supply shut-off valve; C. the location of the main fuel supply shut-off valve; D. the location of any observed fuel-storage system; and E. the capacity of the water heating equipment, if labeled. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. deficiencies in the water supply by viewing the functional flow in two fixtures operated simultaneously; B. deficiencies in the installation of hot and cold water faucets; C. mechanical drain stops that were missing or did not operate if installed in sinks, lavatories and tubs; and D. toilets that were damaged, had loose connections to the floor, were leaking, or had tank components that did not operate. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. light or ignite pilot flames. B. measure the capacity, temperature, age, life expectancy or adequacy of the water heater. C. inspect the interior of flues or chimneys, combustion air systems, water softener or filtering systems, well pumps or tanks, safety or shut-off valves, floor drains, lawn sprinkler systems, or fire sprinkler systems. D. determine the exact flow rate, volume, pressure, temperature or adequacy of the water supply. E. determine the water quality, potability or reliability of the water supply or source. F. open sealed plumbing access panels. G. inspect clothes washing machines or their connections. H. operate any valve. I. test shower pans, tub and shower surrounds or enclosures for leakage or functional overflow protection. J. evaluate the compliance with conservation, energy or building standards, or the proper design or sizing of any water, waste or venting components, fixtures or piping. K. determine the effectiveness of anti-siphon, backflow prevention or drain-stop devices. L. determine whether there are sufficient cleanouts for effective cleaning of drains. M. evaluate fuel storage tanks or supply systems. N. inspect wastewater treatment systems. O. inspect water treatment systems or water filters. P. inspect water storage tanks, pressure pumps, or bladder tanks. Q. evaluate wait time to obtain hot water at fixtures, or perform testing of any kind to water heater elements. R. evaluate or determine the adequacy of combustion air. S. test, operate, open or close: safety controls, manual stop valves, temperature/pressure-relief valves, control valves, or check valves. T. examine ancillary or auxiliary systems or components, such as, but not limited to, those related to solar water heating and hot water circulation. U. determine the existence or condition of polybutylene plumbing. V. inspect or test for gas or fuel leaks, or indications thereof.

7 - Fuel Storage & Distribution

Inspection Method
Visual, Tactile
Fuel Type
Propane
Fuel Storage: Storage Location
North
Fuel Storage: Storage Type
Above Ground
Main Shut Off: Location
At Tank

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the main fuel supply shut-off valve; The inspector shall describe: A. the location of the main fuel supply shut-off valve; and B. the location of any observed fuel-storage system; The inspector shall report as in need of correction: The inspector is not required to: A. light or ignite pilot flames. B. measure the capacity, temperature, age, life expectancy or adequacy of the water heater. C. inspect the interior of flues or chimneys, combustion air systems, water softener or filtering systems, well pumps or tanks, safety or shut-off valves, floor drains, lawn sprinkler systems, or fire sprinkler systems. D. determine the exact flow rate, volume, pressure, temperature or adequacy of the water supply. E. determine the water quality, potability or reliability of the water supply or source. F. open sealed plumbing access panels. G. inspect clothes washing machines or their connections. H. operate any valve. I. test shower pans, tub and shower surrounds or enclosures for leakage or functional overflow protection. J. evaluate the compliance with conservation, energy or building standards, or the proper design or sizing of any water, waste or venting components, fixtures or piping. K. determine the effectiveness of anti-siphon, backflow prevention or drain-stop devices. L. determine whether there are sufficient cleanouts for effective cleaning of drains. M. evaluate fuel storage tanks or supply systems. N. inspect wastewater treatment systems. O. inspect water treatment systems or water filters. P. inspect water storage tanks, pressure pumps, or bladder tanks. Q. evaluate wait time to obtain hot water at fixtures, or perform testing of any kind to water heater elements. R. evaluate or determine the adequacy of combustion air. S. test, operate, open or close: safety controls, manual stop valves, temperature/pressure-relief valves, control valves, or check valves. T. examine ancillary or auxiliary systems or components, such as, but not limited to, those related to solar water heating and hot water circulation. U. determine the existence or condition of polybutylene plumbing. V. inspect or test for gas or fuel leaks, or indications thereof.

8 - Heating

Inspection Method
Visual, Tactile
Equipment: Information
Heat Pump, Split System
Equipment: Manufacturer
Trane
Equipment: Energy Source
Electric
Equipment: Location
Attic
Equipment: Filters
Disposable
Equipment: Model No.
GB5VM-T36K-B

Owners manual attached to report, if available.

Equipment: Serial No.
GBD060603713
Equipment: Manufacture Date
June 2006
Equipment: Age
13 years
Distribution System: Configuration
Heat Pump, Split System
Distribution System: Ductwork
Insulated
Presence of Installed Heat Source in Each Room: Information
Present
Normal Operating Controls: Location of Thermostat
In Hallway
Equipment: Unit Age & Warranty

Due to the age of the unit, the home warranty included with the inspection may not cover this unit.

Equipment: Servicing/Cleaning

Recommend a qualified HVAC technician clean and perform routine service of the system upon moving into the house, and annually thereafter. 


I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the heating system, using normal operating controls. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the location of the thermostat for the heating system; B. the energy source; and C. the heating method. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. any heating system that did not operate; and B. if the heating system was deemed inaccessible. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. inspect or evaluate the interior of flues or chimneys, fire chambers, heat exchangers, combustion air systems, fresh-air intakes, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, electronic air filters, geothermal systems, or solar heating systems. B. inspect fuel tanks or underground or concealed fuel supply systems. C. determine the uniformity, temperature, flow, balance, distribution, size, capacity, BTU, or supply adequacy of the heating system. D. light or ignite pilot flames. E. activate heating, heat pump systems, or other heating systems when ambient temperatures or other circumstances are not conducive to safe operation or may damage the equipment. F. override electronic thermostats. G. evaluate fuel quality. H. verify thermostat calibration, heat anticipation, or automatic setbacks, timers, programs or clocks.

9 - Cooling

Inspection Method
Visual
Cooling Equipment: Air Conditioning Information
Split System, Heat Pump
Cooling Equipment: Manufacturer
Trane
Cooling Equipment: Energy Source/Type
Electric
Cooling Equipment: Location
Exterior South
Cooling Equipment: Filters
Disposable
Cooling Equipment: Model No.
2TWB3036A1000CA

Owners manual attached to report, if available.

Cooling Equipment: Serial No.
1228212P4F
Cooling Equipment: Manufacture Date
July 2012
Cooling Equipment: Age
7 years
Normal Operating Controls: Location of Thermostat
In Hallway
Distribution System: Configuration
Heat Pump, Split System
Distribution System: Distribution
Insulated Ducts
Presence of Installed Cooling Source in Each Room: Information
Present
Cooling Equipment: Servicing/Cleaning

Recommend a qualified HVAC technician clean and perform routine service of the system upon moving into the house.

Cooling Equipment: Low Ambient Temperature

The air conditioning unit or system was not operated due to low ambient outdoor temperature. This may cause damage to the unit. Recommend having the unit or system serviced by a HVAC technician prior to warm season operation. 

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. the cooling system, using normal operating controls. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the location of the thermostat for the cooling system; and B. the cooling method. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. any cooling system that did not operate; and B. if the cooling system was deemed inaccessible. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. determine the uniformity, temperature, flow, balance, distribution, size, capacity, BTU, or supply adequacy of the cooling system. B. inspect portable window units, through-wall units, or electronic air filters. C. operate equipment or systems if the exterior temperature is below 65 Fahrenheit, or when other circumstances are not conducive to safe operation or may damage the equipment. D. inspect or determine thermostat calibration, cooling anticipation, or automatic setbacks or clocks. E. examine electrical current, coolant fluids or gases, or coolant leakage.

10 - Fireplace

Information
Gas Log Fireplace
Clean-out Doors & Frames: Condition
Good
Damper Operation: Condition
N/A
Exterior - Hearth, Cladding, & Clearances: Condition
Good
Interior/Fire Box: Condition
Good
Mantels/Lintels Above Fireplace Opening: Condition
Good
Service Before Use

Recommend service by qualified technician/chimney sweep for cleaning, maintenance and any necessary repairs (to include chimney, flue and/or flue pipe) prior to use, and once each year before cold season.

Annual Inspection Recommended

Fireplace systems develop problems at various points for various reasons. Damage to fireboxes, flue and other systems can cause various hazards for the house and its residents. It is recommended that an annual inspection be conducted to determine the condition of the fireplace system that will make repair & maintenance recommendations. This will protect your investment and prolong the service life of these systems.

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. readily accessible and visible portions of the fireplaces and chimneys; B. lintels above the fireplace openings; C. damper doors by opening and closing them, if readily accessible and manually operable; and D. clean-out doors and frames. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the type of fireplace. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. evidence of joint separation, damage or deterioration of the hearth, hearth extension or chambers; B. manually operated dampers that did not open and close; C. the lack of a smoke detector in the same room as the fireplace; D. the lack of a carbon-monoxide detector in the same room as the fireplace; and E. clean-outs not made of metal, pre-cast cement, or other non-combustible material. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. inspect the flue or vent system. B. inspect the interior of chimneys or flues, fire doors or screens, seals or gaskets, or mantels. C. determine the need for a chimney sweep. D. operate gas fireplace inserts. E. light pilot flames. F. determine the appropriateness of any installation. G. inspect automatic fuel-fed devices. H. inspect combustion and/or make-up air devices. I. inspect heat-distribution assists, whether gravity-controlled or fan-assisted. J. ignite or extinguish fires. K. determine the adequacy of drafts or draft characteristics. L. move fireplace inserts, stoves or firebox contents. M. perform a smoke test. N. dismantle or remove any component. O. perform a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)-style inspection. P. perform a Phase I fireplace and chimney inspection.

11 - Wood Stove

Information
None
Clean-out Doors & Frames: Condition
N/A
Damper Operation: Condition
N/A
Interior/Fire Box: Condition
N/A
Hearth & Wall Clearances: Condition
N/A

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. readily accessible and visible portions of the fireplaces and chimneys; B. lintels above the fireplace openings; C. damper doors by opening and closing them, if readily accessible and manually operable; and D. clean-out doors and frames. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the type of fireplace. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. evidence of joint separation, damage or deterioration of the hearth, hearth extension or chambers; B. manually operated dampers that did not open and close; C. the lack of a smoke detector in the same room as the fireplace; D. the lack of a carbon-monoxide detector in the same room as the fireplace; and E. clean-outs not made of metal, pre-cast cement, or other non-combustible material. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. inspect the flue or vent system. B. inspect the interior of chimneys or flues, fire doors or screens, seals or gaskets, or mantels. C. determine the need for a chimney sweep. D. operate gas fireplace inserts. E. light pilot flames. F. determine the appropriateness of any installation. G. inspect automatic fuel-fed devices. H. inspect combustion and/or make-up air devices. I. inspect heat-distribution assists, whether gravity-controlled or fan-assisted. J. ignite or extinguish fires. K. determine the adequacy of drafts or draft characteristics. L. move fireplace inserts, stoves or firebox contents. M. perform a smoke test. N. dismantle or remove any component. O. perform a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)-style inspection. P. perform a Phase I fireplace and chimney inspection.

12 - Interior

Inspection Method
Visual, Tactile, Operated
Doors: Type/Material
Composite, Hollow Core
Doors: Condition
Good
Windows: Manufacturer
Milgard
Windows: Window Type
Casement, Single-hung, Sliders, Dual Pane
Windows: Condition
Good
Floors: Floor Covering
Carpet, Tile
Floors: Condition
Good
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Walls: Condition
Good
Ceilings: Ceiling Material
Drywall
Ceilings: Condition
Good
Skylights: Condition
N/A
Stairways & Steps: Condition
N/A
Railings & Handrails: Condition
N/A
Kitchen Cabinets & Countertops: Cabinetry
Wood
Kitchen Cabinets & Countertops: Countertops
Granite
Kitchen Cabinets & Countertops: Condition
Good
Bathroom Cabinets & Countertops: Cabinetry
Wood
Bathroom Cabinets & Countertops: Countertops
Solid Surface Engineered
Bathroom Cabinets & Countertops: Condition
Good
Shower/Tub & Enclosure: Condition
Good
Central Vacuum System: Information
Not Present
Laundry Room: Cabinets
Wood
Laundry Room: Countertops
N/A
Laundry Room: Condition
Good
Laundry Room: Dryer Power Source
220 Electric
Shower/Tub & Enclosure: Shower Pan(s) Not Leak Tested

The shower pan(s), if any, was NOT tested for leaking at the time of inspection. This inspection provides visual-only observations at the time of inspection, and does not provide or imply any warranty or guarantee of any system, component, or unit performance beyond this date, nor does it predict safety, future damage, operability, or failure of any system, component or unit.

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. a representative number of doors and windows by opening and closing them; B. floors, walls and ceilings; C. stairs, steps, landings, stairways and ramps; D. railings, guards and handrails; and E. garage vehicle doors and the operation of garage vehicle door openers, using normal operating controls. II. The inspector shall describe: A. a garage vehicle door as manually-operated or installed with a garage door opener. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. improper spacing between intermediate balusters, spindles and rails for steps, stairways, guards and railings; B. photo-electric safety sensors that did not operate properly; and C. any window that was obviously fogged or displayed other evidence of broken seals. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. inspect paint, wallpaper, window treatments or finish treatments. B. inspect floor coverings or carpeting. C. inspect central vacuum systems. D. inspect for safety glazing. E. inspect security systems or components. F. evaluate the fastening of islands, countertops, cabinets, sink tops or fixtures. G. move furniture, stored items, or any coverings, such as carpets or rugs, in order to inspect the concealed floor structure. H. move suspended-ceiling tiles. I. inspect or move any household appliances. J. inspect or operate equipment housed in the garage, except as otherwise noted. K. verify or certify the proper operation of any pressure-activated auto-reverse or related safety feature of a garage door. L. operate or evaluate any security bar release and opening mechanisms, whether interior or exterior, including their compliance with local, state or federal standards. M. operate any system, appliance or component that requires the use of special keys, codes, combinations or devices. N. operate or evaluate self-cleaning oven cycles, tilt guards/latches, or signal lights. O. inspect microwave ovens or test leakage from microwave ovens. P. operate or examine any sauna, steamgenerating equipment, kiln, toaster, ice maker, coffee maker, can opener, bread warmer, blender, instant hot-water dispenser, or other small, ancillary appliances or devices. Q. inspect elevators. R. inspect remote controls. S. inspect appliances. T. inspect items not permanently installed. U. discover firewall compromises. V. inspect pools, spas or fountains. W. determine the adequacy of whirlpool or spa jets, water force, or bubble effects. X. determine the structural integrity or leakage of pools or spas.

Credit
Comment
12.2.1 - Windows

Re-seal
See Photo Captions

The grouting/seal around the window in the master bathroom was observed to be in need of resealing. As the location of this window is in the shower stall, the separation observed will allow water to penetrate behind the tile and into the window and wall framing. Seal with appropriate sealant to prevent water penetration.

Tools Handyman/DIY

13 - Appliances

Inspection Method
Visual, Tactile, Operating Controls
Refrigerator: Manufacturer
Kenmore
Refrigerator: Cubby Dimensions
36”W X 70”H
Refrigerator: Model No.
106 58536700
Refrigerator: Serial No.
HRU3252105
Refrigerator: Manufacture Date
August 2007
Refrigerator: Unit Age
11+ years
Range/Oven Combo: Manufacturer
Hotpoint, GE
Range/Oven Combo: Energy Source
Electric
Range/Oven Combo: Model No.
R B790S H4SA
Range/Oven Combo: Serial No.
DM240146R
Range/Oven Combo: Manufacture Date
February 2007
Range/Oven Combo: Unit Age
12 years
Cooktop (No Oven): Manufacturer
None
Cooktop (No Oven): Energy Source
N/A
Cooktop (No Oven): Model No.
N/A or Unknown
Cooktop (No Oven): Serial No.
N/A or Unknown
Cooktop (No Oven): Manufacture Date
N/A or Unknown
Cooktop (No Oven): Unit Age
N/A or Unknown

 

Oven (No Cooktop): Manufacturer
None
Oven (No Cooktop): Energy Source
N/A
Oven (No Cooktop): Model No.
N/A or Unknown
Oven (No Cooktop): Serial No.
N/A or Unknown
Oven (No Cooktop): Manufacture Date
N/A or Unknown
Oven (No Cooktop): Unit Age
N/A or Unknown
Exhaust Hood: Manufacturer
LG
Exhaust Hood: Type
Re-circulate
Exhaust Hood: Model No.
LMV1680ST /01
Exhaust Hood: Serial No.
109TASW0F398
Exhaust Hood: Manufacture Date
September 2011
Exhaust Hood: Unit Age
7+ years
Built-in Microwave: Manufacturer
LG
Built-in Microwave: Model No.
LMV1680ST /01
Built-in Microwave: Serial No.
109TASW0F398
Built-in Microwave: Manufacture Date
September 2011
Built-in Microwave: Unit Age
7+ years
Dishwasher: Manufacturer
GE, Hotpoint
Dishwasher: Model No.
HDA3740G02SA
Dishwasher: Serial No.
GL928791Y
Dishwasher: Manufacture Date
April 2006
Dishwasher: Unit Age
13 years
Garbage Disposal: Manufacturer
Badger
Garbage Disposal: Model No.
N/A or Unknown
Garbage Disposal: Serial No.
N/A or Unknown
Garbage Disposal: Manufacture Date
N/A or Unknown
Garbage Disposal: Unit Age
N/A or Unknown
Garbage Compactor: Manufacturer
None
Garbage Compactor: Model No.
N/A or Unknown
Garbage Compactor: Serial No.
N/A or Unknown
Garbage Compactor: Manufacture Date
N/A or Unknown
Garbage Compactor: Unit Age
N/A or Unknown
Range/Oven Combo: Unit Age & Warranty

Due to the age of the unit, the home warranty included with the inspection may not cover this unit.

Dishwasher: Unit Age & Warranty

Due to the age of the unit, the home warranty included with the inspection may not cover this unit.

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.

14 - Insulation

Inspection Method
Visual, Tactile
Ceiling Insulation: Insulation Type
Blown
Ceiling Insulation: Thickness or R-Value
12” Blown
Ceiling Insulation: Condition
Good
Floor Insulation: Information
N/A
Floor Insulation: Thickness or R-Value
N/A
Floor Insulation: Condition
N/A
Vapor Retarders (Crawlspace or Basement): Vapor Barrier
N/A
Vapor Retarders (Crawlspace or Basement): Material
N/A
Vapor Retarders (Crawlspace or Basement): Condition
N/A

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. insulation in unfinished spaces, including attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas; B. ventilation of unfinished spaces, including attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas; and C. mechanical exhaust systems in the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry area. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the type of insulation observed; and B. the approximate average depth of insulation observed at the unfinished attic floor area or roof structure. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. the general absence of insulation or ventilation in unfinished spaces. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. enter the attic or any unfinished spaces that are not readily accessible, or where entry could cause damage or, in the inspector's opinion, pose a safety hazard. B. move, touch or disturb insulation. C. move, touch or disturb vapor retarders. D. break or otherwise damage the surface finish or weather seal on or around access panels or covers. E. identify the composition or R-value of insulation material. F. activate thermostatically operated fans. G. determine the types of materials used in insulation or wrapping of pipes, ducts, jackets, boilers or wiring. H. determine the adequacy of ventilation.

15 - Ventilation

Inspection Method
Visual, Tactile
Dryer Vent
Rigid
Ventilation in Attic: Attic Ventilation
Gable Vents, Eave Vents
Ventilation in Foundation or Basement: Foundation Ventilation
N/A
Exhaust Systems: Exhaust Fans
Fan Only

I. The inspector shall inspect: A. insulation in unfinished spaces, including attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas; B. ventilation of unfinished spaces, including attics, crawlspaces and foundation areas; and C. mechanical exhaust systems in the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry area. II. The inspector shall describe: A. the type of insulation observed; and B. the approximate average depth of insulation observed at the unfinished attic floor area or roof structure. III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction: A. the general absence of insulation or ventilation in unfinished spaces. IV. The inspector is not required to: A. enter the attic or any unfinished spaces that are not readily accessible, or where entry could cause damage or, in the inspector's opinion, pose a safety hazard. B. move, touch or disturb insulation. C. move, touch or disturb vapor retarders. D. break or otherwise damage the surface finish or weather seal on or around access panels or covers. E. identify the composition or R-value of insulation material. F. activate thermostatically operated fans. G. determine the types of materials used in insulation or wrapping of pipes, ducts, jackets, boilers or wiring. H. determine the adequacy of ventilation.

Credit
Comment
15.3.1 - Exhaust Systems

Attic Termination
See Photo Captions

One or more bathroom, kitchen, and/or laundry room exhaust fans appeared to be venting into the attic, which can cause moisture problems and promote biological growth. The vent appeared to have disconnected at the gable vent and should be reconnected to allow exhaust air to vent to the outside.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  All exhaust vent ducts should terminate to the outside of the house with correct penetration and termination ductwork. Exhaust venting, especially for bathrooms, may cause moisture problems and encourage biological growth (e.g. mold, fungus, etc.) Recommend repair and/or modifications to ensure correct venting to exterior. 

Tools Handyman/DIY

16 - Garage - Attached

Inspection Method
Visual, Tactile
Garage Door: Type & Material
Metal, Roll-up, Automatic
Garage Door: Automatic Door Opener
Liftmaster
Garage Door: Insulated
No
Garage Door: Condition
Good
Ceiling: Ceiling Material
Drywall
Ceiling: Insulated
Unknown
Ceiling: Condition
Good
Walls: Wall Material
Drywall
Walls: Condition
Good
Floor: Floor Material or Covering
Cement
Floor: Condition
Good
Windows: Manufacturer
Milgard
Windows: Window Type
Sliders
Windows: Condition
Good
Firewall Separation: Present
Yes
Firewall Separation: Condition
Good
Occupant Door : Self Closing
Yes
Occupant Door : Fire Door
Yes
Occupant Door : Condition
Good