ASHI Standards of Practice

6.1 The inspector shall:

  1. inspect:
    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 and hot water supply system.
    4. vent systems , flues, and chimneys.
    5. fuel storage and fuel distribution systems.
    6. drainage sumps, sump pumps, and related piping.
  2. describe :
    1. water supply, drain, waste, and vent piping materials.
    2. water heating equipment including energy source(s).
    3. location of main water and main fuel shut-off valves.

6.2 The inspector is NOT required to:

  1. inspect::
    1. clothes washing machine connections.
    2. interiors of flues or chimneys that are not readily accessible.
    3. wells, well pumps, or water storage related equipment.
    4. water conditioning systems.
    5. solar water heating systems.
    6. fire and lawn sprinkler systems.
    7. private waste disposal systems.
  2. determine:
    1. whether water supply and waste disposal systems are public or private.
    2. water supply quantity or quality.
  3. operate automatic safety controls or manual stop valves.


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