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GLOSSARY OF TERMS - Part 3

Installed

Set up or fixed in position for current use or service.


Monitor

Examine at regular intervals to detect evidence of change.

Normal
Operating Controls

Devices such as thermostats, switches or valves intended to be operated by the homeowner.

Ope
rate

To cause to function, turn on, to control the function of a machine, process, or system.


P
robing

Examine by touch.


Readi
ly Accessible

Available for visual inspection without requiring moving of personal property, dismantling, destructive measures, or any action which will likely involve risk to persons or property.


Readi
ly Openable Access Panel

A panel provided for homeowner inspection and maintenance that is within normal reach, can be removed by one person, and is not sealed in place.


Rec
reational Facilities

Spas, saunas, steam baths, swimming pools, exercise, entertainment, athletic, playground or other similar equipment and associated accessories.


Report

To communicate in writing.


Rep
resentative Number

One component per room for multiple similar interior components such as windows and electric outlets; one component on each side of the building for multiple similar exterior components.


Roof
Drainage Systems

Components used to carry water off a roof and away from a building.




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