Home Inspector Aptitude Quiz
This is a short quiz of sample questions you might find on the Washington State Home Inspection Licensing exam. Your results are emailed to you. You will get instant feedback on your basic inspection skills. If you want more information call us! 206-295-4330
What device on a heat pump allows it to operate in either a cooling or heating mode?
The Reversing Valve
A gas burner beneath the outside coil
The Evaporator and Condenser Coils
What is the clearance for combustibles of a gas single-walled flue pipe ?
Medium efficiency furnaces have a draft inducer fan and are connected directly to the vent system instead of having a draft hood. There are white and yellowish deposits below the draft inducer fan. A possible explanation for these deposits is that
The furnace has failed and is unsafe to operate
Moisture is condensing in the vent and running back into the draft inducer fan
The draft inducer fan is not operating property
The seal between the draft inducer fan and the furnace is failing
___ ft of clearance over driveways for Overhead Service Drops is required by NEC.
Which of the following may also be supported by the Electrical Service Mast?
All of these
None of these
What is the heaviest roof?
Raised seam metal roofing
The ungrounded and grounding conductors can share a common bus in:
Any Distribution Panels
The Downstream Distribution Panels
The Service Panel
While inspecting the attic, you observe that the part of the truss was removed from 2 adjacent manufactured roof trusses to enable the installation of the attic mounted HVAC air handler in a single-family home. Your report should state:
The trusses have been compromised, and this area should be monitored for signs of future structural failure
No problem exists since only 2 trusses have been modified, and they are adjacent
The trusses are no longer structurally sound, and the best method of correction should be determined by a qualified engineer
The trusses remain structurally sound, since the top chord and bottom chords have not been cut, and the roof sheathing will provide stability
What siding product was part of a class action lawsuit in 1996?
Louisiana Pacific (LP)
T1-11 Sheet siding
James Hardie Composite
For which condition should the customer be advised to monitor the foundation wall?
All active cracks
Cracks less than 1/4" wide showing little or no movement
Step cracks indicating foundation settlement
Excessive bowing of the wall with no cracks
What sign indicates that a foundation crack is still active?
A pilaster constructed to support the wall.
Sharp edges to the crack.
Crack has previously been patched and has re-opened.
Deteriorating mortar in the wall.
What is the overall purpose of the structural inspection?
To report signs of water penetration
To describe and record major structural deficiencies in a written report
To check for code compliance
To recommend inspection by a structural engineer
Liability insurance is NOT required.
During the room-by-room inspection, the home inspector is required to?
Open every window
Test every electrical outlet
Fill the bathtub
Flush Every Toilet
What type of air conditioner is the home inspector not required to inspect?
Water cooled central air conditioning
Air cooled central air conditioning
Wall or window-mounted air-conditioning units.
Which of the following, according to the standards, is NOT part of the roof inspection?
Sign of leaks
According to Washington State SOP, the home inspector is NOT required to report:
Approximate age of the roof
Type of roofing
The remaining useful life of the roof
Which is the maximum length of a flex gas line to a gas dryer or range?
What purpose does a Palmer valve serve?
It allows water to flow from the sump pump away from the house.
It provides a turnoff for an underground oil tank.
It allows the homeowner to turn on the sump pump manually.
It allows water to flow from the drain tile system into the sewer.
What condition causes a well pump to run constantly?
A defective motor bearing
A blown fuse
A waterlogged pressure tank
Undersized incoming pipe
What is a cross connection as it relates to plumbing?
Low water pressure in the supply system
When wastewater can be siphoned into the water supply system
When dissimilar metals are used in a single plumbing run
A dielectric connector
Why should the home inspector lift or nudge the toilet bowl from side to side?
To check the date of manufacture
To check if the toilet bowl is cracked
To check if there is wood rot around the toilet base
To check if the toilet bowl is tightly secured to the floor
The mechanism that allows a toilet to flush is:
The examination of the drain field in a septic system is important because:
It usually violates plumbing codes
It is the only indicator that a septic system exists on the property
It is the only way to evaluate whether the system is functioning
It may indicate a malfunctioning system if liquids are oozing through to the surface
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