Evans Inspection Service
              InterNational Association of Certified Home Inspectors
                  Inspection Standards


Standards for Inspecting Doors, Windows and Interiors:

I. The inspector shall:
  •   Open and close a representative number of doors and windows.
  •   Inspect the walls, ceilings, steps, stairways, and railings.
  •   Report as in need of repair any spacing between intermediate balusters, spindles, or rails for
    steps, stairways, and railings that permits the passage of an object greater than four inches in
    diameter.
  •   Inspect garage doors and garage door openers by operating first by remote (if available) and
    then by the installed automatic door control.
  •   Report as in need of repair any installed electronic sensors that are not operable or not
    installed at proper heights above the garage door.
  •   Report as in need of repair any door locks or side ropes that have not been removed or
    disabled when garage door opener is in use.
  •   Report as in need of repair any windows that are obviously fogged or display other evidence
    of broken seals.

II. The inspector is not required to:
  •   Inspect paint, wallpaper, window treatments or finish treatments.
  •   Inspect security systems or components.
  •   Move furniture, stored items, or any coverings like carpets or rugs in order to inspect the
    concealed floor structure.
  •   Operate any system, appliance or component that requires the use of special keys, codes,
    combinations, or devices.
  •   Inspect elevators.
  •   Inspect remote controls.
  •   Inspect items not permanently installed.



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