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Attached garages or carports.

The inspection of attached garages and carports includes their framing, siding, roof, doors, windows, and installed electrical/mechanical systems pertaining to the operation of the home.
(1) The inspector will:
Inspect the condition and function of the overhead garage doors and associated hardware.
Test the function of the garage door openers, their auto-reverse systems and secondary entrapment devices (photoelectric and edge sensors) when present.
Inspect the condition and installation of any pedestrian doors.
Inspect fire separation between the house and garage when applicable.
Report as a fire hazard the presence of any ignition source (gas and electric water heaters, electrical receptacles, electronic air cleaners, motors of installed appliances, etc.) that is within eighteen inches of the garage floor.
Describe any deficiencies of these systems or components.
(2) The inspector is not required to:
Determine whether or not a solid core pedestrian door that is not labeled is fire rated.
Verify the functionality of garage door opener remote controls.
Move vehicles or personal property.
Operate any equipment unless otherwise addressed in the SOP.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.280.050 and 18.280.060(6). WSR 09-08-014, § 308-408C-180, filed 3/20/09, effective 4/20/09.]
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