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Inspection House Miami Homestead

 

The Inspection house Miami Homestead is not required to:

 

  1. The Inspection house Miami Homestead is not required to:
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    Inspection House Miami Homestead
  2. Inspection house Miami Homestead or test compressors, condensers, vessels, evaporators, safety devices, pressure gauges, or control mechanisms.
  3. determine the uniformity, temperature, flow, balance, distribution, size, capacity, BTU, or supply adequacy of the cooling system. 
    C. Inspection house Miami Homestead window units, through-wall units, or electronic air filters. 
    D. operate equipment or systems if exterior temperature is below 60° Fahrenheit, or when other circumstances are not conducive to safe operation or may damage the equipment. 
    E. Inspection house Miami Homestead or determine thermostat calibration, cooling anticipation, or automatic setbacks or clocks. 
    F. examine electrical current, coolant fluids or gases, or coolant leakage.
  4. Inspection house Miami Homestead tenant-owned or tenant-maintained cooling equipment.
  5. test for mold.

Plumbing

  1. and verify the presence of and identify the location of the main water shut-off valve to each building;
  2. and verify the presence of a back-flow prevention device if, in the Inspection house Miami Homestead opinion, a cross-connection could occur between the water-distribution system and non-potable water or private source; 
    C. the water-heating equipment, including combustion air, venting, connections, energy-source supply systems, and seismic bracing, and verify the presence or absence of temperature-/pressure-relief valves and/or Watts 210 valves; 
    D. and flush a representative number of toilets; 
    E. and water-test a representative number of sinks, tubs and showers for functional drainage;
  3. and verify that hinged shower doors open outward from the shower, and have safety glass-conformance stickers or indicators;
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    Inspection House Miami Homestead

    G. the interior water supply, including a representative number of fixtures and faucets; 
    H. the drain, waste and vent systems, including a representative number of fixtures; 
    I. and describe any visible fuel-storage systems; 
    J. and test sump pumps with accessible floats; 
    K. and describe the water supply, drain, waste and main fuel shut-off valves, as well as the location of the water main and main fuel shut-off valves; 
    L. and determine whether the water supply is public or private; 
    M. the water supply by viewing the functional flow in several fixtures operated simultaneously, and report any deficiencies as in need of repair; 
    N. and report as in need of repair deficiencies in installation and identification of hot and cold faucets; 
    O. and report as in need of repair mechanical drain stops that are missing or do not operate if installed in sinks, lavatories and tubs; 
    P. and report as in need of repair commodes that have cracks in the ceramic material, are improperly mounted on the floor, leak, or have tank components that do not operate; and
  4. piping support.

 

  1. Inspection house Miami Homestead is not required to:
  2. determine the adequacy of the size of pipes, supplies, vents, traps or stacks.
  3. ignite pilot flames. 
    C. determine the size, temperature, age, life expectancy or adequacy of the water heater. 
    D. Inspection house Miami Homestead interiors of flues or chimneys, cleanouts, water-softening or filtering systems, dishwashers, interceptors, separators, sump pumps, well pumps or tanks, safety or shut-off valves, whirlpools, swimming pools, floor drains, lawn sprinkler systems or fire sprinkler systems. 
    E. determine the exact flow rate, volume, pressure, temperature or adequacy of the water supply.
  4. verify or test anti-scald devices. 
    G. determine the water quality, portability or reliability of the water supply or source. 
    H. open sealed plumbing access panels. 
    I. Inspection house Miami Homestead clothes washing machines or their connections. 
    J. operate any main, branch or fixture valve.
  5. test shower pans, tub and shower surround, or enclosures for leakage. 
    L. evaluate compliance with local or state conservation or energy standards, or the proper design or sizing of any water, waste or venting components, fixtures or piping. 
    M. determine the effectiveness of anti-siphon, back-flow prevention or drain-stop devices. 
    Inspection House Miami Homestead
    Inspection House Miami Homestead

    N. determine whether there are sufficient cleanouts for effective cleaning of drains. 
    O. evaluate gas, liquid propane or oil-storage tanks. 
    P. Inspection house Miami Homestead any private sewage waste-disposal system or component within such a system.
  6. Inspection house Miami Homestead water-treatment systems or water filters. 
    R. Inspection house Miami Homestead water-storage tanks, pressure pumps, ejector pumps, or bladder tanks.
  7. evaluate wait time for hot water at fixtures, or perform testing of any kind on water-heater elements.
  8. evaluate or determine the adequacy of combustion air.
  9. test, operate, open or close safety controls, manual stop valves, or temperature- or pressure-relief valves.
  10. examine ancillary systems or components, such as, but not limited to, those relating to solar water heating or hot-water circulation.
  11. determine the presence or condition of polybutylene plumbing.

 

Electrical

  1. the service drop/lateral; 
    B. the meter socket enclosures;
  2. the service-entrance conductors, and report on any noted deterioration of the conductor insulation or cable sheath;
  3. the means for disconnecting the service main;
  4. the service-entrance equipment, and report on any noted physical damage, overheating or corrosion; 
    F. and determine the rating of the service disconnect amperage, if labeled; 
    G. panel boards and over-current devices, and report on any noted physical damage, overheating, corrosion, or lack of accessibility or working space (minimum 30 inches wide, 36 inches deep, and 78 inches high in front of panel) that would hamper safe operation, maintenance or Commercial inspector Miami homestead;
  5. and report on any unused circuit-breaker panel openings that are not filled;
  6. and report on absent or poor labeling; 
    J. the service grounding and bonding;
  7. a representative number of switches, lighting fixtures and receptacles, including receptacles observed and deemed to be AFCI-protected using the AFCI test button, where possible.  Although a visual Commercial inspector Miami homestead, the removal of faceplates or other covers or luminaires (fixtures) to identify suspected hazards is permitted;
  8. and report on any noted missing or damaged faceplates or box covers;
  9. and report on any noted open junction boxes or open wiring splices;
  10. and report on any noted switches and receptacles that are painted;
  11. and test all ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) receptacles and GFCI circuit breakers observed and deemed to be GFCIs using a GFCI tester, where possible;
  12. and report the presence of solid-conductor aluminum branch-circuit wiring, if readily visible;
  13. and report on any tested GFCI receptacles in which power was not present, polarity was incorrect, the cover was not in place, the GFCI devices were not installed properly or did not operate properly, any evidence of arcing or excessive heat, or where the receptacle was not grounded or was not secured to the wall;
  14. and report the absence of smoke detectors;
  15. and report on the presence of flexible cords being improperly used as substitutes for the fixed wiring of a structure or running through walls, ceilings, floors, doorways, windows, or under carpets.

 

  1. insert any tool, probe or device into the main panelboard, sub-panels, distribution panelboards, or electrical fixtures. 
    B. operate electrical systems that are shut down. 
    C. remove panelboard cabinet covers or dead fronts if they are not readily accessible.
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    Inspection House Miami Homestead
  2. operate over-current protection devices. 
    E. operate non-accessible smoke detectors. 
    F. measure or determine the amperage or voltage of the main service equipment, if not visibly labeled. 
    G. Inspection house Miami Homestead the fire or alarm system and components. 
    H. Inspection house Miami Homestead the ancillary wiring or remote-control devices. 
    I. activate any electrical systems or branch circuits that are not energized. 
    J. operate or reset overload devices. 
    K. Inspection house Miami Homestead low-voltage systems, electrical de-icing tapes, swimming pool wiring, or any time-controlled devices. 
    L. verify the service ground. 
    M. Inspection house Miami Homestead private or emergency electrical supply sources, including, but not limited to:  generators, windmills, photovoltaic solar collectors, or the battery- or electrical storage facility. 
    N. Inspection house Miami Homestead spark or lightning arrestors.
  3. Inspection house Miami Homestead or test de-icing equipment. 
    P. conduct voltage-drop calculations. 
    Q. determine the accuracy of labeling.
  4. Inspection house Miami Homestead tenant-owned equipment.
  5. Inspection house Miami Homestead the condition of or determine the ampacity of extension cords.

Fireplaces

  1. fireplaces, and open and close the damper doors, if readily accessible and operable;
    B. hearth extensions and other permanently installed components; 
    C. and report as in need of repair deficiencies in the lintel, hearth or material surrounding the fireplace, including clearance from combustible materials.
  2. Inspection house Miami Homestead the flue or vent system. 
    B. determine the need for a chimney sweep. 
    C. operate gas fireplace inserts. 
    D. light pilot flames. 
    E Inspection house Miami Homestead automatic fuel-feed devices. 
    F. Inspection house Miami Homestead combustion and/or make-up air devices. 
    G. Inspection house Miami Homestead heat-distribution assists, whether gravity-controlled or fan-assisted. 
    H ignite or extinguish fires. 
    I determine draft characteristics. 
    J. move fireplace inserts, stoves or firebox contents. 
    K. determine the adequacy of drafts, perform a smoke test, or dismantle or remove any fireplace component.
  3. perform an NFPA Commercial inspector Miami homestead
  4. perform a Phase I fireplace and chimney Commercial inspector Miami homestead
  5. determine the appropriateness of any installation.

Attic Ventilation and Insulation

  1. An insulation in unfinished spaces; 
    B. the ventilation of attic spaces;
    C. mechanical ventilation systems;  
    D. and report on the general absence or lack of insulation.
  2. enter the attic or any unfinished spaces that are not readily accessible, or where entry could cause damage or pose a safety hazard to the Commercial inspector Miami homestead, in his or her opinion. 
    B. move, touch or disturb insulation. 
    C. move, touch or disturb vapor retarders. 
    D. break or otherwise damage the surface finish or weather seal on or around access panels or covers. 
    E. identify the composition or exact R-value of insulation material. 
    F. activate thermostatically operated fans. 
    G. determine the types of materials used in insulation or wrapping of pipes, ducts, jackets, boilers or wiring.
  3. determine the adequacy of ventilation.

Doors, Windows and Interior

  1. open and close a representative number of doors and windows; 
    B. Inspection house Miami Homestead the walls, ceilings, steps, stairways and railings; 
    C. Inspection house Miami Homestead garage doors and garage door-openers;
  2. Inspection house Miami Homestead interior steps, stairs and railings;
  3. ride all elevators and escalators;
  4. and report as in need of repairing any windows that are obviously fogged or display other evidence of broken seals.
  5. Inspection house Miami Homestead paint, wallpaper, window treatments or finish treatments. 
    E. evaluate the fastening of countertops, cabinets, sink tops or fixtures, or firewall compromises. 
    F. move furniture, stored items, or any coverings, such as carpets or rugs, in order to Inspection house Miami Homestead the concealed floor structure. 
    G. move drop-ceiling tiles. 
    H. Inspection house Miami Homestead or move any appliances.
  6. Inspection house Miami Homestead or operate equipment housed in the garage, except as otherwise noted. 
    J. verify or certify safe operation of any auto-reverse or related safety function of a garage door. 
    K. operate or evaluate any security bar-release and opening mechanisms, whether interior or exterior, including their compliance with local, state or federal standards. 
    L. operate any system, appliance or component that requires the use of special keys, codes, combinations or devices. 
    M. operate or evaluate self-cleaning oven cycles, tilt guards/latches, gauges or signal lights. 
    N. Inspection house Miami Homestead microwave ovens, or test leakage from microwave ovens. 
    O. operate or examine any sauna, steam-jenny, kiln, toaster, ice maker, coffee maker, can opener, bread warmer, blender, instant hot-water dispenser, or other ancillary devices.
  7. Inspection house Miami Homestead elevators. 
    Q. Inspection house Miami Homestead remote controls. 
    R. Inspection house Miami Homestead appliances. 
    S. Inspection house Miami Homestead items not permanently installed. 
    T. examine or operate any above-ground, movable, freestanding, or otherwise non-permanently installed pool/spa, recreational equipment, or self-contained equipment. 
    U. come into contact with any pool or spa water in order to determine the system’s structure or components. 
    V. determine the adequacy of a spa’s jet water force or bubble effect. 
    W. determine the structural integrity or leakage of a pool or spa.
  8. determine combustibility or flammability.
  9. Inspection house Miami Homestead tenant-owned equipment or personal property.

 

Life Safety

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Inspection House Miami Homestead
  1. Inspection house Miami Homestead fire access roads and report on any obstructions or overhead wires lower than 13 feet and 6 inches;
  2. Inspection house Miami Homestead the address or street number to determine whether it is visible from the street, with numbers in contrast to their background;
  3. Inspection house Miami Homestead to determine whether a 3-foot clear space exists around the circumference of fire hydrants;
  4. verify that hinged shower doors open outward from the shower and have safety glass-conformance stickers or indicators;
  5. Inspection house Miami Homestead to determine whether the storage of flammable and combustible materials is orderly, separated from heaters by distance or shielding so that ignition cannot occur, and not stored in exits, boiler rooms, mechanical rooms or electrical equipment rooms;
  6. Inspection house Miami Homestead to determine whether a “No Smoking” sign is posted in areas where flammable or combustible material is stored, dispensed or used;
  7. Inspection house Miami Homestead for the presence of portable extinguishers, and determine whether they are located in conspicuous and readily available locations immediately available for use, and not obstructed or obscured from view;
  8. Inspection house Miami Homestead to determine whether a portable fire extinguisher is stored within a 30-foot travel distance of commercial-type cooking equipment that uses cooking oil or animal fat;
  9. Inspection house Miami Homestead to determine whether manual-actuation devices for commercial cooking appliances exist near the means of egress from the cooking area, 42 to 48 inches above the floor and 10 and 20 feet away, and clearly identifying the hazards protected;
  10. Inspection house Miami Homestead to determine whether the maximum travel distance to a fire extinguisher is 75 feet;
  11. Inspection house Miami Homestead for the presence of sprinkler systems, and determine if they were ever painted other than at the factory;
  12. Inspection house Miami Homestead for the presence of emergency lighting systems;
  13. Inspection house Miami Homestead for the presence of directional signs where an exit location is not obvious;
  14. Inspection house Miami Homestead for the presence of signs over lockable exit doors stating:  “This Door Must Remain Unlocked During Business Hours”;
  15. Inspection house Miami Homestead for penetrations in any walls or ceilings that separate the exit corridors or stairwells from the rest of the building;
  16. Inspection house Miami Homestead for fire-separation doors that appear to have been blocked or wedged open, or that do not automatically close and latch;
  17. Inspection house Miami Homestead exit stairwell handrails;
  18. Inspection house Miami Homestead for exit trip hazards;
  19. Inspection house Miami Homestead for the presence of at least two exits to the outside, or one exit that has a maximum travel distance of 75 feet;
  20. Inspection house Miami Homestead exit doorways to determine that they are less than 32 inches in clear width;
  21. Inspection house Miami Homestead to determine whether the exit doors were locked from the inside, chained, bolted, barred, latched or otherwise rendered unusable at the time of the Commercial inspector Miami homestead;
  22. Inspection house Miami Homestead to determine whether the exit doors swing open in the direction of egress travel; and
  23. Inspection house Miami Homestead the storage to determine if it is potentially obstructing access to fire hydrants, fire extinguishers, alarm panels or electric panel boards, or if it is obstructing aisles, corridors, stairways or exit doors, or if it is within 18 inches of sprinkler heads, or if it is within 3 feet of heat-generating appliances or electrical panel boards.
  24. The Inspection house Miami Homestead is not required to:
  25. test alarm systems, or determine if alarms systems have been tested.
  26. Inspection house Miami Homestead or test heat detectors, fire-suppression systems, or sprinkler systems.
  27. determine the combustibility or flammability of materials in storage.
  28. determine the adequate number of fire extinguishers needed, or their ratings.
  29. test or Inspection house Miami Homestead fire extinguishers, their pressure, or for the presence of extinguisher Inspection house Miami Homestead tags or tamper seals.
  30. Inspection house Miami Homestead or test fire pumps or fire department connections.
  31. Inspection house Miami Homestead or test cooking equipment suppression systems.
  32. determine the operational time of emergency lighting or exit signs.
  33. Inspection house Miami Homestead for proper occupant load signs.
  34. determine fire ratings of walls, ceilings, doors, etc.
  35. Commercial inspector Miami homestead, test or determine the adequacy of fire escapes or ladders.
  36. Inspection house Miami Homestead fire department lock boxes or keys.

hazards.

  1. Inspection house Miami Homestead or test emergency generators.
  2. test kitchen equipment, appliances or hoods.
  3. verify that elevator keys exist, or that they work properly.

6.5.13  Cooking Area

  1. verify that all smoke- or grease-laden, vapor-producing cooking equipment, such as deep-fat fryers, ranges, griddles, broilers and works, is equipped with an exhaust system;
  2. for the accessibility for cleaning and Inspection house Miami Homestead of the exhaust system’s interior surface;
  3. for grease buildup;
  4. verify that hoods are made of steel or stainless steel;
  5. verify that visible grease filters are arranged so that all exhaust air passes through them;
  6. verify that visible sections of exhaust ducts are not interconnected with any other ventilation system;
  7. verify that visual sections of exhaust ducts are installed without dips or traps that might collect residue;
  8. verify that exhaust ducts do not appear to pass through firewalls;

 

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