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8. Limitations, Exceptions and Exclusions

8.1. Limitations:

I. An inspection is not technically exhaustive.

II. An inspection will not identify concealed or latent defects.

III. An inspection will not deal with aesthetic concerns or what could be deemed matters of taste, cosmetic defects, etc.

IV. An inspection will not determine the suitability of the property for any use.

V. An inspection does not determine the market value of the property, or its marketability.

VI. An inspection does not determine the insurability of the property.

VII. An inspection does not determine the advisability or inadvisability of the purchase of the inspected property.

VIII. An inspection does not determine the life expectancy of the property, or any components or systems therein.

IX. An inspection does not include items not permanently installed.

X. These Standards of Practice apply only to commercial properties.

8.2. Exclusions:

I. The inspector is not required to determine:

A. property boundary lines or encroachments.

B. the condition of any component or system that is not readily accessible.

C. the service-life expectancy of any component or system.

D. the size, capacity, BTU, performance or efficiency of any component or system.

E. the cause or reason of any condition.

F. the cause of the need for repair or replacement of any system or component.

G. future conditions.

H. the compliance with codes or regulations.

I. the presence of evidence of rodents, birds, bats, animals, insects, or other pests. 

J. the presence of mold, mildew, fungus or toxic drywall.

K. the presence of airborne hazards.

L. the presence of birds.

M. the presence of other flora or fauna.

N. the air quality.

O. the presence of asbestos.

P. the presence of environmental hazards.

Q. the presence of electromagnetic fields.

R. the presence of hazardous materials including, but not limited to, the presence of lead in paint.

S. any hazardous-waste conditions.

T. any manufacturers' recalls, or conformance with manufacturers' installations, or any information included for consumer-protection purposes.

U. operating costs of systems.

V. replacement or repair cost estimates.

W. the acoustical properties of any systems.

X. estimates of the cost of operating any given system.

Y. resistance to wind, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes or seismic activities.

Z. geological conditions or soil stability.

AA. compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

II. The inspector is not required to operate:

A. any system that is shut down.

B. any system that does not function properly.

C. or evaluate low-voltage electrical systems, such as, but not limited to:

  1. phone lines;

  2. cable lines; 

  3. antennae; 

  4. lights; or

  5. remote controls.

D. any system that does not turn on with the use of normal operating controls.

E. any shut off-valves or manual stop valves.

F. any electrical disconnect or over-current protection devices.

G. any alarm systems.

H. moisture meters, gas detectors or similar equipment.

I. sprinkler or fire-suppression systems.

III. The inspector is not required to:

A. move any personal items or other obstructions, such as, but not limited to:

1. throw rugs;
2. furniture;
3. floor or wall coverings;
4. ceiling tiles;
5. window coverings;
6. equipment;
7. plants;
8. ice;
9. debris;
10. snow;
11. water;
12. dirt;
13. foliage; or 
14. pets.

B. dismantle, open or uncover any system or component.

C. enter or access any area that may, in the opinion of the inspector, be unsafe.

D. enter crawlspaces or other areas that are unsafe or not readily accessible.

E. inspect or determine the presence of underground items, such as, but not limited to, underground storage tanks, whether abandoned or actively used.

F. do anything which, in the inspector's opinion, is likely to be unsafe or dangerous to the inspector or others, or may damage property, such as, but not limited to, walking on roof surfaces, climbing ladders, entering attic spaces, or interacting with pets or livestock. 

G. inspect decorative items.

H. inspect common elements or areas in multi-unit housing.

I. inspect intercoms, speaker systems, radio-controlled, security devices, or lawn-irrigation systems.

J. offer guarantees or warranties.

K. offer or perform any engineering services.

L. offer or perform any trade or professional service other than commercial property inspection.

M. research the history of the property, or report on its potential for alteration, modification, extendibility or  suitability for a specific or proposed use for occupancy.

N. determine the age of construction or installation of any system, structure or component of a building, or differentiate between original construction and subsequent additions, improvements, renovations or replacements thereto.

O. determine the insurability of a property.

P. perform or offer Phase 1 environmental audits.

Q. inspect or report on any system or component that is not included in these Standards.

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