Devices designed and installed to protect systems and components from excessively high or low pressures and temperatures, excessive electrical current, loss of water, loss of ignition, fuel leaks, fire, freezing or other unsafe conditions.
A system which uses ducts to distribute cooled and/or dehumidified air to more than one room at a time and which is not plugged into electrical convenience outlet.
The distance between a heat producing appliance, chimney, chimney connector, vent, vent connector, or plenum and other surfaces. Also, in garages, the distance between the floor and an installed source of ignition.
Any physical connection or arrangement between potable water and any source of contamination.
Situations which pose a threat of injury to the inspector, and those situations which require use of special protective clothing or safety equipment.
When used in this report means appliances such as water heaters, dishwasher, etc., have reached or exceeded their industry standards for life expectancy (7-10 years for most major appliances, 10-13 years for water heaters.) It should be understood that the particular item may still be FUNCTIONAL or OPERABLE at the time of inspection.
Can be the same as MARGINAL. When used in this report means appears to be or definitely is performing below the manufactures recommendations or below the accepted standards of the building industry.
To take apart or remove any component, device or piece of equipment that is bolted, screwed, or fastened by other means, that would not be dismantled by a homeowner in the course of normal household maintenance.
Analysis or design work requiring extensive preparation and experience in the use of mathematics, chemistry, physics, and the engineering sciences.
To go into an area to observe all visible components.