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14. MECHANICAL AND NATURAL VENTILATION SYSTEMS

14.1  The Inspector shall:
A.  inspect:
  1. ventilation of attics and foundation areas.
  2. mechanical ventilation systems.
  3. ventilation systems in areas where moisture is generated such as kitchen, bathrooms, laundry rooms.
B.  describe:
  1. ventilation of attics and foundation areas.
  2. mechanical ventilation systems.
  3. ventilation systems in areas where moisture is generated such as: kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms.
C.  report:
  1. absence of ventilation in areas where moisture is generated such as: kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms.
13.2  The inspector is NOT required to:
  1. determine indoor air quality.
  2. determine system adequacy or distribution balance.
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