All openable fireplaces must have a non-combustible hearth in front of it. Some flooring contractors take them out to keep the flooring seamless. This can be a hazard if sparks jump out of the fireplace and land on the combustible flooring.
Exposed piping at the water heater may indicate that there was a partial water supply line re pipe or that there may have been a slab leak. When this condition is observed we recommend asking the seller to verify what the repairs were. We inspect SD!
Gas leak test conducted at all accessible gas piping. At The Property Inspection Pros we exceed the normal standards of practice by doing a gas leak test on all accessible gas piping in the property’s we inspect.
This home was built in early 1960 and has a large number of roof defects, negative slope drainage on the side of the garage and a large retaining wall with major cracks. Additionally the existing flue pipes are transite which we will recommend be removed by a licensed contractor. The water heater is at the end of its' useful life and the master bath shower does not have a threshold to prevent water from entering the living space. We recommend having a threshold installed to prevent flooding.
Wood retaining wall has damaged wood and is leaning. This condition will only continue to worsen over time. This retaining wall should be further evaluated by a structural engineer and be replaced by a qualified licensed contractor.
The water heater water temperature was tested with a thermal camera and found to be with in normal range. Water temp over 125 is considered to be too high and a scolding hazard. As a doctor would we do Housecall Property Inspections to satisfy all of our clients needs.
Newer roof with exposed nails, rolled roof valley should both be sealed at flashing to prevent water intrusion. Garage firewall has openings that should be sealed to prevent a garage fire from spreading to the living space and a fire rated entry door is also recommended.
Oceanside buyers property inspection reveals leak at the sink waste pipe in the garage and a leak at the pool solar equipment on the roof.