Plumbing Inspections

The inspector shall report as in need of correction:

  1. deficiencies in the water supply by viewing the functional flow in two fixtures operated simultaneously;
  2. deficiencies in the installation of hot and cold water faucets;
  3. active plumbing water leaks that were observed during the inspection; and
  4. toilets that were damaged, had loose connections to the floor, were leaking, or had tank components that did not operate.
The home inspector can only comment and report on what he or she can see.  The home inspector is not required to remove any fixed access panels.  Many plumbing components are hidden in this way and are, therefore, not accessible for inspection.

Bath and shower drains are examples of components that simply cannot be inspected during a visual-only inspection.  The internal parts of other components, such as the bladder in a pressure tank, are generally inaccessible and cannot be evaluated for their condition.

There are many components that a home inspector can not see and are beyond the scope of a home inspection.