QUALITY HOME INSPECTIONS INC. LIC # HI-10453
8833 N.W. 53rd Street, Suite 450
info@quality1homeinspections.com

Commercial inspections homestead

As limited visual inspection of specific systems, structures or components of  Commercial inspections homestead where no written report is prepared by the inspector, and the inspector’s findings, opinions, conclusions and recommendations are orally communicated by the inspector to the client.

  • owner:

    any person, agent, operator, firm or corporation having a legal or equitable interest in a property.
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    Commercial inspections homestead
  • panelboard:

    a panel, including buses and automatic over-current devices, designed to be placed in a cabinet accessible only from the front.
  • permanently installed:

    fixed in place (i.e., screwed, bolted or nailed), as distinct from components, systems or appliances considered portable or freestanding.
  • Phase I:

    a type of fireplace and chimney inspection that exceeds the standards required by a traditional home inspection.
  • physical deficiency:

    a major defect, a significant deferred-maintenance item, or a component or system that has exhausted most or all of its remaining useful life (regardless of its actual life expectancy), or a safety concern, or anything that could potentially cause the need for an expensive repair.
  • pitch:

    angle or inclination, usually of a roof.
  • plenum:

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    Commercial inspections homestead
    an air compartment or chamber that connects one or more ducts and forms part of an air-distribution system.
  • premises:

    a lot, plot, parcel of land, property or Commercial inspections homestead.
  • pressure drop:

    the loss of pressure due to friction or obstruction in pipes, valves, fittings, regulators and burners, and the length of pipes and the number of elbows.
  • pressure regulator:

    a device placed in a gas line for reducing, controlling and maintaining the pressure downstream of the device.
  • primary  Commercial inspections homestead:

    Commercial inspections homestead that an inspector has agreed to inspect, excluding all accessory  Commercial inspections homesteads, with the exception of the primary parking structure.

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The primary parking structure and surfaces:

Commercial inspections homestead and appurtenant surfaces for the purpose of vehicle storage associated with the primary  Commercial inspections homestead.

  • public way:

    a street, alley or yard open to the outside and leading to a public area.
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    Commercial inspector
  • publicly available information:

    information that is accessible or available to anyone upon request.
  • raceway:

    an enclosed channel or conduit designed expressly for holding wires or cables.
  • ramp:

    a sloped walking surface.
  • readily accessible:

    describes the area of the subject property that has been made available to the inspector at the time of the walk-through survey portion of the inspection, and/or a system or component that, in the judgment of the inspector, is capable of being safely observed without the need of portable ladders, the removal of obstacles, the detachment or disengagement of connecting or securing devices, or other unsafe or difficult procedures to gain access, and/or a document that has been made available to the inspector for use in the research portion of the inspection.
  • readily ascertainable:

    describes information that is available to the inspector within a reasonable time at a nominal cost so that it can be practically reviewed during the research portion of the inspection.
  • readily available: 

    describes the information, personnel and documents that are made available quickly to the inspector.
  • receptacle:

    a contact device installed at the outlet for the connection of an attachment plug.
  • recreational facilities:

    spas, saunas, steam baths, swimming pools, tennis courts, playground equipment, and another exercise, entertainment or athletic facilities.
  • remaining useful life:

    a subjective estimate or guess made by the inspector based on his observations and experience as to the number of remaining years that a component will be functional before needing replacement.
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    Commercial inspector
  • removable:

    capable of being transferred to another location easily.
  • repair:

    the reconstruction or renewal of any part of an existing  Commercial inspections homestead.
  • replacement air:

    air deliberately brought into a structure to compensate for the air being consumed or expelled.
  • report:

    the written communication describing the issues discovered from observations made and research conducted by the inspector and which, in the inspector’s opinion, is likely to be of interest to his/her client.  A report may contain photos or digital images of observations made during the walk-through survey portion of the inspection, and/or copies of documents reviewed during the research portion of the inspection.
  • representative number:

    a sufficient number to serve as a typical or characteristic example of the item(s) inspected.
  • a representative sampling:

    a few components of any system or structure, enough like others in its class or kind, to serve as an example of its class or kind.
  • research:

    the process of gathering information through the review of documents and interviews to augment the observations made during the walk-through survey portion of the inspection.  This research may include reviewing readily available documents, such as previous inspection reports,  Commercial inspections homestead permits, code violation notices, and environmental studies.  This research may also include interviews with readily available personnel, such as  Commercial inspections homestead managers, tenants and owners.
  • roof assembly:

    a system designed to provide weather protection and including the roof covering, underlayment, roof deck, insulation, vapor retarder and interior finish.
  • rubbish:

    waste materials other than garbage.
  • the scope of work:

    work that deviates from this Standard, depending on budget, time constraints, the purpose of the inspection, the age of the subject property, and risk-tolerance of the client, which the inspector and client have agreed to.
  • screw-lamp holder:

    a lamp base that requires a screw-in-type lamp, such as a compact fluorescent, incandescent, or tungsten-halogen bulb.
  • short-term cost:

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    Commercial inspector
    estimated cost of repairs which may not require immediate attention, but which should not be delayed for more than two years.
  • shut down:

    turned off, unplugged, inactive, not in service, or not operational.
  • single-wall metal chimney:

    a field-constructed chimney not permitted in one- and two-family dwellings.
  • sleeping unit:

    a room or space in which people sleep.
  • smoke alarm:

    a single or multiple alarm responsive to smoke and not connected to a sprinkler system.
  • smoke detector:

    a device that senses particles of combustion.
  • solid fuel:

    wood, coal, pellets, and other materials that can be burned for heat.
  • special consultant:

    a person with particular expertise in a subject who assists the inspector with portions of the inspection.
  • special equipment:

    any tools or devices other than those normally used by an inspector to perform a typical and customary, non-invasive, physical examination of the systems, structures and components of  Commercial inspections homestead, including, but not limited to: levels, probes, meters, video or audio devices, and measuring devices.
  • Standard:

    often used to mean InterNACHI’s Standards of Practice for Inspecting Commercial Properties.
  • storefront:

    a nonresidential system of doors and windows typically at the ground-floor level of a commercial  Commercial inspections homestead.
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    Commercial inspector
  • structural component:

    a component that supports the  Commercial inspections homestead’s dead and live loads.
  • structure:

    an assemblage of various systems and components that function as a whole.
  • subject property:

    the commercial property that is the subject of the inspection.
  • suggested remedy:

    an opinion offered as to a course of action to repair a deficiency.  Suggested remedies are outside the scope of a commercial inspection.
  • sump:

    a tank or pit that receives sewage or wastewater that is typically located below the drain system, and so must be emptied by mechanical means.
  • sump pump:

    an automatic water pump powered by a motor and typically controlled by a float for the removal of wastewater from a sump pit.
  • system:

    an assembly of various components which function as a whole.
  • technically exhaustive:

    a comprehensive and detailed examination beyond the scope of a commercial property inspection that might involve, but would not be limited to: specialized knowledge or training, special equipment, measurements, calculations, testing, research, analysis, meters, scaffolding, dismantling, probing or troubleshooting; also, where the cost of obtaining information or the time required to conduct a portion of the inspection and prepare that portion of the inspection report could outweigh the likely usefulness of the information obtained, or could be detrimental to the orderly and timely completion of the client’s transaction.
  • thermostat:

    an automatic control device used to maintain the temperature at a set point.
  • thimble:

    the tube or lining through a wall that a connector passes through to enter a flue or that a flue passes through to exit a roof.
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    Commercial inspector
  • timely access:

    access to the subject property and documentation required by the inspector to perform the inspection.
  • toilet room:

    a room containing a water closet or urinal, but not a bathtub or shower.
  • trap:

    a fitting that provides a liquid seal to prevent the emission of sewer gases and odors.
  • tree crown:

    the branches growing out from a tree, including twigs and foliage.
  • unsafe:

    in the inspector’s opinion, a condition of an area, system, component or procedure that is judged to be a significant risk of injury during normal, day-to-day use. The risk may be due to damage, deterioration, improper installation, or a change in accepted commercial construction standards.
  • valve:

    a device used in piping to control the gas or liquid supply downstream of the device.
  • vapor retarder:

    a vapor-resistant material, membrane or covering, such as foil, plastic sheeting or insulation facing, that limits the amount of moisture vapor that passes through a material or wall assembly.
  • ventilation:

    the natural or mechanical process of supplying and removing air from any space.
  • verify:

    to confirm or substantiate.
  • visible:

    that which may be easily observed during the walk-through survey portion of the inspection.
  • walk-through survey:

    that portion of the inspection where the inspector makes non-intrusive, visual observations of readily accessible areas of the subject property.
  • wall protector:

    non-combustible shield between a wall and anything heat-producing for the purpose of reducing required clearance.
  • workmanlike:

    executed in a skilled manner.
  • yard:

    an open space on the same lot with  Commercial inspections homestead.
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    Commercial inspector
  • zone:

    a conditioned space within  Commercial inspections homestead controlled by a single device.
  • fire-resistance rating:

    the time that materials or assemblies can withstand fire exposure.
  • fireplace lintel:

    a horizontal, noncombustible member that spans the top of the fireplace opening.
  • firewall:

    a wall is separating  Commercial inspections homesteads or subdividing Commercial inspections Homestead to prevent the spread of fire.
  • fixture:

  • flood-level rim:

    the edge of a fixture from which water overflows.
  • floor area, gross:

    the floor area within the inside perimeter of the exterior walls.
  • floor area, net:

    the actual occupied area not including accessory areas, such as corridors, stairways, restrooms, mechanical rooms and closets.
  • flue:

    a passage through which gases move from the fire chamber to the outer air.
  • foundation:

    the base upon which the structure or wall rests (usually masonry, concrete or stone), and generally partially underground.
  • function:

    the action for which an item, component or system is specially fitted or used, or for which an item, component or system exists; to be in action or perform a task.
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    Commercial inspector
  • functional:

    performing, or able to perform, a function.
  • functional drainage:

    the emptying of a plumbing fixture in a reasonable amount of time without overflow when another fixture is drained simultaneously.
  • functional flow:

    a reasonable flow of water supply at the highest and farthest fixture from the  Commercial inspections Homestead main when another fixture is operated simultaneously.
  • further evaluation:

    a degree of examination beyond that of a typical and customary, non-intrusive physical examination.
  • fusible link:

    a form of fixed-temperature heat-detecting device sometimes used to restrain the operation of an electrical or mechanical control until a certain temperature is reached, usually signifying a fire.
  • garbage:

    the animal or vegetable waste resulting from preparation or consumption of food.
  • grease:

    animal fat, vegetable shortening or oil used in preparing food or resulting from cooking.
  • grounded:

    connected to the earth or to some conducting body that serves in place of the earth.
  • grounded, effectively:

    intentionally connected to the earth through a ground connection or connections of sufficiently low impedance, and having sufficient current-carrying capacity to prevent the buildup of voltages that might otherwise result in undue hazards to connected equipment or to persons.
  • ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI):

    a device intended for the protection of personnel that functions to de-energize a circuit.
  • grounding electrode:

    a device that establishes an electrical connection to the earth.
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    Commercial inspector
  • habitable space:

    space in a structure for living, sleeping, eating and/or cooking.  Bathrooms, closets, halls, storage areas and utility spaces are not considered habitable spaces.
  • hearth: 

    the floor within a fireplace.
  • hearth extension:

    noncombustible material in front of and at the sides of a fireplace opening.
  • heated slab:

    slab-on-grade construction in which the heating elements are placed within or under the slab.
  • hood:

    a device that directs and captures grease-laden vapors and gases from a cooking appliance.
  • humidistat:

    a device used to automatically control relative humidity.
  • identify:

    to notice and report.
  • immediate cost:

    estimated cost of remedying an existing safety hazard, or repairing a system or component that will likely fail within a year.
  • imminent danger:

    a condition which could cause serious or life-threatening injury or death.
  • infestation:

    the presence of insects, rats, vermin or other pests.
  • infill:

    area of the railing system bounded by the railing posts, cap, rail and the deck.
  • infiltration:

    the uncontrolled inward air leakage into a  Commercial inspections homestead.
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    Commercial inspector
  • inspect:

    to examine readily accessible systems and components safely, using normal operating controls, and accessing readily accessible areas, in accordance with these Standards of Practice.
  • inspected property:

    the readily accessible areas of the  Commercial inspections homesteads, site, items, components and systems included in the inspection.
  • inspection:

    the process of an inspector collecting information through visual observation during a walk-through survey of the subject property, conducting research about the property, and then generating a meaningful report about the condition of the property based on the observations made and research conducted by the inspector.  A commercial inspection requires the inspector to make observations, conduct research, and report findings.
  • inspector:

    one who performs the commercial property inspection.
  • installed:

    attached or connected such that the installed item requires a tool for removal.
  • interview:

    to discuss with those who have knowledge about the subject property.
  • intrusive:

  • key box:

    a lockable device which permits the fire department to access the  Commercial inspections homestead in an emergency.
  • labeled:

    devices, equipment or materials to which have been affixed a label, seal, symbol or other identifying mark of product evaluation.
  • ledger:

    dimensional lumber attached to the  Commercial inspections homestead framing and used for supporting the section of a deck adjacent to the  Commercial inspections homestead.
  • life expectancy:

    average function time, in years, assuming regular maintenance.
  • listed:

    equipment, materials or services included in a list published by an organization that is acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ), and concerned with evaluation of products or services, that maintains periodic inspection of production of listed equipment or materials, or periodic evaluation of services, and whose listing states that the equipment, material or service meets appropriate designated standards, or has been tested and found suitable for a specified purpose.
  • mantel:

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    Commercial inspector
    a shelf or horizontal ornament above a fireplace opening.
  • manual:

    capable of being operated by a person.
  • material:

    having significant importance, as in “material defect.”  This term is reserved for describing things of significant importance.
  • material defect:

    a condition of a commercial property, or any portion of it, that would have a significant adverse impact on the value of the real property, or that involves an unreasonable risk to people on the property.  The fact that a structural element, system or subsystem is near, at or beyond the end of the normal useful life of such a structural element, system or subsystem is not, by itself, a material defect.
  • means of egress:

    a continuous and unobstructed path out of Commercial inspections homestead to a public way.
  • mezzanine:

    a semi-permanent, free standing stair-and-deck system, typically constructed of fiberglass grating, heavy-duty steel and/or aluminum, and installed between two permanent/original floors within an industrial or commercial  inspections homestead in order to provide an open space on and under which can be created informal office areas, storage for inventory, tools and industrial equipment, etc.
  • mold:

    a form of fungus. Some molds can cause disease in humans.
  • non-combustible:

    a substance that will not burn when subjected to fire.
  • normal operating controls:

    devices, such as thermostats, that would be operated by ordinary occupants which require no specialized skill or knowledge.
  • observations:

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    Commercial inspector
    those potential items of interest noted by the inspector during the walk-through survey portion of the inspection.
  • observe:

    to visually notice.
  • obvious:

    a condition or fact not likely to be ignored or overlooked.
  • occupancy load:

    the number of people permitted in a  Commercial inspections homestead based on the means of egress.
  • occupant:

    any individual living in, sleeping in, or having possession of a space within a  Commercial inspections homestead.
  • operate:

    to cause systems to function or turn on with normal operating controls.
  • operational:

    systems or components capable of being safely operated.

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