Okay, let’s put this train back on the track…
Sloppy reporting, inability to identify plastic types, inability to access piping for identification, whatever the reason is there is nowhere a requirement to analyze and identify and subsequently report what the type of plastic is present.
I don’t say that I do this. I identify the materials based upon permission to go beyond the home inspection standards of my state.
We have someone asking a question here who wants to know if his home inspector is required to identify the piping type.
Can anyone here post the requirement for identification and analysis of anything in a house during a home inspection?
Nobody really cares what any of you do, it’s what you’re required to do that we are discussing. If the state doesn’t say that you will identify the type of plastic, then plastic should be fine.
The state specifically says that you do not have to analyze. It does not say that you must identify. It does not say you must report; PB piping.
**NACHI standards of practice:
I. The inspector is not required to determine:
the cause for the need of repair or replacement of any system or component.
any manufacturers’ recalls or conformance with manufacturer installation, or any information included for consumer protection purposes.
determine the existence or condition of polybutylene plumbing.
Y’all just want to stir up the fire a get somebody in trouble? It could be you.