The INTERIOR section is not yet complete.

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

Report prepared by Stephen Prinkey, CPI