(1) Lawn and garden sprinkler systems. The inspector shall:
(A) manually operate all zones or stations on the system; and(2) Specific limitations for lawn and garden sprinkler systems. The inspector is not required to inspect:
(B) report as Deficient:
(i) surface water leaks;
(ii) the absence or improper installation of anti-siphon devices and backflow preventers;
(iii) the absence of shut-off valves;
(iv) deficiencies in water flow or pressure at the zone heads;
(v) the lack of a rain or freeze sensor;
(vi) deficiencies in the condition of the control box; and
(vii) deficiencies in the operation of each zone, associated valves, and spray head patterns.
(A) for effective coverage of the sprinkler system;(3) Swimming pools, spas, hot tubs, and equipment. The inspector shall:
(B) the automatic function of the timer or control box;
(C) the effectiveness of the rain or freeze sensor; or
(D) sizing and effectiveness of anti-siphon devices or backflow preventers.
(A) report the type of construction;(4) Specific limitations for swimming pools, spas, hot tubs, and equipment. The inspector is not required to:
(B) report as Deficient:
(i) a pump motor, blower, or other electrical equipment that lacks bonding;(C) when inspecting a pool heater, report deficiencies that these standards of practice require to be reported for the heating system.
(ii) the absence of or deficiencies in safety barriers;
(iii) water leaks in above-ground pipes and equipment;
(iv) deficiencies in lighting fixture(s);
(v) the lack or failure of required ground-fault circuit interrupter protection; and
(vi) deficiencies in:
(II) tiles, coping, and decks;
(III) slides, steps, diving boards, handrails, and other equipment;
(IV) drains, skimmers, and valves; and
(V) filters, gauges, pumps, motors, controls, and sweeps; and
(A) dismantle or otherwise open any components or lines;(5) Outbuildings. The inspector shall report as Deficient:
(B) operate valves;
(C) uncover or excavate any lines or concealed components of the system or determine the presence of sub-surface leaks;
(D) fill the pool, spa, or hot tub with water;
(E) inspect any system that has been winterized, shut down, or otherwise secured;
(F) determine the presence of sub-surface water tables; or
(G) inspect ancillary equipment such as computer controls, covers, chlorinators or other chemical dispensers, or water ionization devices or conditioners other than required by this section.
(A) the lack of ground-fault circuit interrupter protection in grade-level portions of unfinished accessory buildings used for storage or work areas, boathouses, and boat hoists; and(6) Outdoor cooking equipment. The inspector shall:
(B) deficiencies in the structural, electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, and cooling systems that these standards of practice require to be reported for the principal structure.
(A) inspect the built-in equipment; and (7) Gas supply systems. The inspector shall:
(B) report the energy source; and
(C) report as Deficient:
(i) inoperative unit(s);
(ii) a unit or pedestal that is not stable;
(iii) gas leaks; and
(iv) deficiencies in:
(II) control knobs, handles, burner bars, grills, the box, the rotisserie (if present), and heat diffusion material;
(III) gas shut-off valve(s) and location(s); and
(IV) gas connector materials and connections.
(A) test gas lines using a local or an industry-accepted procedure; and(8) Specific limitation for gas lines. The inspector is not required to inspect sacrificial anode bonding or
(B) report as Deficient:
(i) leaks; and
(ii) deficiencies in the condition and type of gas piping, fittings, and valves.
for its existence.
(9) Private water wells. The inspector shall:
(A) operate at least two fixtures simultaneously;(10) Specific limitations for private water wells. The inspector is not required to:
(B) recommend or arrange to have performed water quality or potability testing;
(i) the type of pump and storage equipment; and
(ii) the proximity of any known septic system; and
(D) report as Deficient deficiencies in:
(i) water pressure and flow and operation of pressure switches;
(ii) the condition of visible and accessible equipment and components; and
(iii) the well head, including improper site drainage and clearances.
(A) open, uncover, or remove the pump, heads, screens, lines, or other components or parts of the system;(11) Private sewage disposal (septic) systems. The inspector shall:
(B) determine the reliability of the water supply or source; or
(C) locate or verify underground water leaks.
(A) report:(12) Specific limitations for individual private sewage disposal (septic) systems. The inspector is not
(i) the type of system;(B) report as Deficient:
(ii) the location of the drain field; and
(iii) the proximity of any known water wells, underground cisterns, water supply lines, bodies of water, sharp slopes or breaks, easement lines, property lines, soil absorption systems, swimming pools, or sprinkler systems; and
(i) visual or olfactory evidence of effluent seepage or flow at the surface of the ground;
(ii) inoperative aerators or dosing pumps; and
(iii) deficiencies in:
(I) accessible or visible components;
(II) functional flow;
(III) site drainage and clearances around or adjacent to the system; and
(IV) the aerobic discharge system.
(A) excavate or uncover the system or its components;(13) Whole-house vacuum system. The inspector shall report as Deficient:
(B) determine the size, adequacy, or efficiency of the system; or
(C) determine the type of construction used.
(A) inoperative units;(14) Specific limitations for whole-house vacuum systems. The inspector is not required to:
(B) deficiencies in the main unit; and
(C) deficiencies in outlets.
(A) inspect the attachments or hoses; or(15) Other built-in appliances. The inspector shall report deficiencies in condition or operation of other
built-in appliances not listed in this section.
(B) verify that accessory components are present.