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 9 - Fireplaces and Chimneys

A. Items to be identified and reported:

1. Chimneys, flues, dampers and associated components.

2. Fireboxes, hearth extensions and permanently installed accessory components.

3. Manufactured solid-fuel or gas-burning appliances.

B. The inspector is not required to:

1. Determine adequacy of draft, perform a smoke test, or dismantle or remove any component.

2. Examine the structural integrity of fireplaces and chimneys.

3. Examine or operate ancillary or non-permanently installed components.

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