Sec. 09.36.07.07. Plumbing System  


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  • A. A home inspector shall visually inspect the plumbing system, including:

    (1) Interior water supply and distribution systems, including all fixtures and faucets;

    (2) Drain, waste, and vent systems, including all fixtures;

    (3) Water heating equipment;

    (4) Vent systems, flues, and chimneys;

    (5) Fuel storage and fuel distribution systems for the presence of CSST;

    (6) Drainage sumps, sump pumps, and related piping;

    (7) The functional flow of all fixtures and faucets; and

    (8) The functional drainage of all fixtures.

    B. A home inspector shall describe the plumbing system, including:

    (1) Water supply, drain, waste, and vent piping materials:

    (2) Water heating equipment, including the energy source;

    (3) The location of main water and main fuel shut-off valves; and

    (4) The presence of CSST with the recommendation that the bonding of the CSST be reviewed by a licensed master electrician.

    C. A home inspector is not required to:

    (1) Inspect any of the following:

    (a) Clothes washing machine connections;

    (b) Interiors of flues or chimneys that are not readily accessible;

    (c) Wells, well pumps, or water storage related equipment;

    (d) Water conditioning systems;

    (e) Solar water heating systems;

    (f) Fire and lawn sprinkler systems; or

    (g) Private waste disposal systems;

    (2) Determine:

    (a) Whether water supply and waste disposal systems are public or private; or

    (b) The quantity or quality of the water supply; or

    (3) Operate safety valves or shut-off valves.