09.36.07.07

.07 Plumbing System.

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.