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GLOSSARY OF TERMS - Part 2

Determine

To find out, or come to a conclusion by investigation.


Dismantle

To take apart or remove any component, device, or piece of equipment that would not be taken apart or removed by a homeowner in the course of normal and routine home owner maintenance.


En
gineering Service
Any professional service or creative work requiring engineering education, training, and experience and the application of special knowledge of the mathematical, physical and engineering sciences to such professional service or creative work as consultation, investigation, evaluation, planning, design and supervision of construction for the purpose of assuring compliance with the specifications and design, in conjunction with structures, buildings, machines, equipment, works or processes.

Functionality

The purpose that something is designed or expected to fulfill.


Further
Evaluation

Examination and analysis by a qualified professional, tradesman or service technician beyond that provided by the home inspection.


Home
Inspection

The process by which an inspector visually examines the readily accessible systems and components of a building and which describes those systems and components in accordance with these National Standards of Practice.


Household
Appliances

Kitchen, laundry, and similar appliances, whether installed or freestanding.


Inspect

To examine readily accessible systems and components of a building in accordance with these National Standards of Practice, where applicable using normal operating controls and opening readily openable access panels.


Inspector

A person hired to examine any system or component of a building in accordance with these National Standards of Practice.




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