The Inspector IS required to observe and report on the systems and components herein.
Verify the presence of and identify the location of the main water shutoff valve.
Water supply piping into house and within house, pipe supports and insulation.
Drain, waste, and vent piping, pipe supports and insulation.
Inspect the water heating equipment, including combustion air, venting, connections, energy sources, seismic bracing, and verify the presence or absence of temperature-pressure relief valves and/or Watts 210 valves.
Inspect the drainage sump pumps and test pumps with accessible floats.
Presence of cross-connections that could contaminate the potable water.
Water volume and pressure should be tested by opening the faucets to obtain a reasonable flow of one or more fixtures simultaneously, and at various locations in the house.
Water drainage should be tested by draining one or more fixtures simultaneously, and at various locations in the house.
Test the water supply by operating valves and faucets.
Observe and report any leaks in the piping systems.
Determine if the water supply is public or private.
Inspect and report as in need of repair toilets that have cracks in the ceramic material, are improperly mounted on the floor, leak, or have inoperable tank components.
Determine the presence and location of accessible clean-outs for the drain/waste/vent piping.
Plumbing - Inspector IS NOT required to inspect
The Inspector IS NOT required to observe and report on the systems and components herein.
Ignite or extinguish fires, pilot lights, change settings or conditions on equipment.
Determine the exact flow rate, volume, pressure, temperature, or adequacy of the water supply.
Inspect interiors of flues or chimneys, water softening or filtering systems, well pumps, tanks, safety or shut-of valves, floor drains, lawn sprinkler systems or fire sprinkler systems.
Operate any valves other than those used on a regular or daily basis.
Determine the water quality or potability or the reliability of the water supply or source.
Foundation drainage system and yard piping.
Inspect clothes washing machines or their connections.
Test shower pans, tub and shower surrounds or enclosures for leakage.
Evaluate the compliance with local conservation or energy standards, or the proper design or sizing of any water, waste or venting components, fixtures or piping.
Determine the effectiveness of anti-siphon, back-flow prevention or drain-stop devices.
Determine whether there are sufficient clean-outs for effective cleaning of drains.
Evaluate gas, liquid propane or oil storage tanks.
Inspect any private sewage waste disposal or septic system or component there of.
Inspect water treatment systems or water filters.
Inspect water storage tanks, pressure pumps or bladder tanks.
Evaluate wait time to obtain hot water at fixtures, or perform testing of any kind to water heater elements.
Test, operate, open or close safety controls, manual stop valves and/or temperature or pressure relief valves.
Determine the existence or condition of polybutylene plumbing.
Dismantle, remove, adjust or perform any function on any plumbing equipment that would require a qualified tradesperson to perform.