A building inspection is an inspection performed by a building inspector, a person who is employed by either a city, township or county and is usually certified in one or more disciplines qualifying them to make professional judgment about whether a building meets building code requirements.
L&I performs inspections statewide for both new and altered electrical systems in all types of installations (RCW 19.28). Consult the list of Washington cities that do their own electrical inspections. If your electrical installation is in one of these cities, you will need to contact them. City inspection standards must meet or exceed those required by L&I.
Fire sprinkler inspections are done to ensure a reasonable degree of protection for life and property from fire through regular inspection and testing methods as outlined within the NFPA standards. Inspection and testing should be performed by a properly trained and competent person.
How to Inspect Grading on a Home Inspection. Landscaping and grading is not just for a beautiful appearance around your home, but is also needed to keep basements and crawlspaces dry and prevent structural movement. There are several items to consider when discussing landscaping and grading but we will be looking at primarily the requirements and positive effects of grading.
Residential Mechanical Inspections Mechanical permits are required for work on the heating, cooling or ventilation systems in a single family home or duplex. Installing a natural gas line, vent, fuel oil tank or chimney liner for appliances or other equipment is also considered mechanical work.
Fire and life safety inspections are conducted annually on all businesses and residential dwellings with three units or more in order to promote the safety of the community. This is a required service mandated by the State Fire Marshal and a fee is charged for this service.