09.36.07.13

.13 Fireplaces and Solid Fuel Burning Appliances.

A. A home inspector shall visually inspect:

(1) System components of fireplaces and solid fuel burning appliances; and

(2) Vent systems, flues, and chimneys.

B. A home inspector shall describe:

(1) Fireplaces and solid fuel burning appliances; and

(2) Chimneys.

C. A home inspector is not required to:

(1) Inspect any of the following:

(a) Interiors of flues or chimneys:

(b) Firescreens and doors;

(c) Seals and gaskets;

(d) Automatic fuel feed devices;

(e) Mantles and fireplace surrounds;

(f) Combustion make-up air devices; or

(g) Gravity-controlled and fan-assisted heat distribution assists;

(2) Ignite or extinguish fires;

(3) Determine draft characteristics; or

(4) Move fireplace inserts or stove or firebox contents.