I. Standards of Practice

 II. Scope of Inspections

1. Foundations & Basements
2. Exteriors
3. Roof Coverings
4. Attics & Roof Framing

5. Plumbing
6. Electrical Systems
7. Heating Systems
8. Central Cooling System

  9. Fireplaces and Chimneys
10. Building Interior
11. Appliances and Systems
12. Pools and Spa

III. Limitations, Exceptions
 & Exclusions

IV. Glossary of Terms

V. Inspector Profiles


Scope of Inspection
As established by the California Real Estate Inspection Association

SECTION 10 - Building Interior

A. Items to be identified and reported:

1. Walls, ceilings and floors.

2. Security bars, ventilation components, and a representative sampling of doors and windows.

3. Stairs, handrails, and guardrails.

4. Permanently installed cabinet and countertop surfaces.

5. Safety glazing in locations subject to human impact.

B. The inspector is not required to:

1. Operate or evaluate security bar release and opening mechanisms, whether interior or exterior, including compliance with local, state, or federal standards.

2. Determine whether a building is secure from forcible or unauthorized entry.

3. Evaluate the condition of floor, wall or ceiling finishes or coverings, or other surfaces for other than evidence of moisture damage.

4. Examine window or door coverings or treatments.

5. Evaluate fastening of countertops, furniture or cabinets supported by floors, ceilings and/or walls.

6. Evaluate separation walls, ceilings, and floors, including, but not limited to, the fire- resistivity or acoustical characteristics, between dwelling units.

7. Examine the interior concrete slab-on-grade when concealed by any floor coverings.

8. Operate or evaluate safety features of any garage door opener unless included as an inspection option per Section.


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