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Note: All definitions apply to derivatives of these terms when italicized in the text.

Appliance: An item such as an oven, dishwasher, heater, etc. which
performs a specific function

Building: The subject of the inspection and its primary parking structure

Component: A part of a system, appliance, fixture, or device

Condition: Conspicuous state of being

Determine: Arrive at an opinion or conclusion pursuant to a real estate
inspection

Device: A component designed to perform a particular task or function

Fixture: A plumbing or electrical component with a fixed position and
function

Function : The normal and characteristic purpose or action of a system,
component
, or device


Functional Drainage: The ability to empty a plumbing fixture in a reasonable time

Functional Flow: The flow of the water supply at the highest and farthest
fixture
from the building supply shutoff valve when another fixture is used
simultaneously

Inspect: Refer to Part I, “Definition and Scope”, Paragraph A

Inspector: One who performs a real estate inspection

Normal User Control: Switch or other device that activates a system or
component and is provided for use by an occupant of a building

Operate: Cause a system, appliance, fixture, or device to function using normal user controls

Permanently Installed: Fixed in place, e.g. screwed, bolted, nailed, or glued

Primary Building : A building that an Inspector has agreed to inspect

Primary Parking structure: A building for the purpose of vehicle storage associated with the primary building

Readily Accessible: Can be reached, entered, or viewed without difficulty,
moving obstructions, or requiring any action which may harm persons or
property


Real Estate Inspection: Refer to Part I, “Definitions and Scope”,
Paragraph A

Representative Number: Example, an average of one component per
area for multiple similar components such as windows, doors, and electrical
outlets


Safety Hazard: A condition that could result in significant physical injury

Shut Down: Disconnected or turned off in a way so as not to respond to
normal user controls


System: An assemblage of various components designed to function as a whole

Technically Exhaustive: Examination beyond the scope of a real estate inspection, which may require disassembly, specialized knowledge, special equipment, measuring, calculating, quantifying, testing, exploratory probing, research, or analysis.
Code of Ethics as defined by the
California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA)
(www.creia.org)
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