System: Interiors

American Institute of Inspectors Standards of Practice

12- System: Interiors

12.1 The inspector SHALL observe and report on:

  • Wall, ceiling, and floor surfaces.
  • Steps, stairways, balconies, and hand railings and guardrails.
  • Cabinets and counters.
  • Closets.
  • Windows and doors including hardware.
  • Fire resistant separation at chimneys, walls, ceilings, and doors between a dwelling unit and an attached garage.
  • The operation of the auto-reverse safety features on automatic garage door openers from the installed operator mechanism (remote operator devices are not considered).
  • The presence of Glass that is not safety glass and location, where the area for visible markings is accessible and visible.
  • The presence or absence of smoke alarms including testing their operation through the installed manufacturer supplied test device, if accessible.

12.2 The inspector SHALL:

  • Identify window types.
  • Operate all accessible primary windows and interior doors.
  • Report on visible signs of abnormal or harmful water leakage.

12.3 The inspector is NOT required to report on:

  • Finishes on the interior walls, ceilings, and floors.
  • Carpeting.
  • Draperies, blinds, or other window treatments.
  • Household appliances.
  • Central vacuum, security or intercom systems.

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