6. EXCLUSIONS. A. "Code Compliance" Inspections. Home inspections do not include a code compliance inspection, or a HUD Code inspection for manufactured homes, by law.
B. Environmental Hazards. The home inspection report does not address environmental hazards.
Kentucky law, at KRS 198B.706, provides that environmental hazards include, under the Standards of Practice and authorities in this field, but are not limited to, the following: (a) air quality or the presence of air-borne hazards; (b) the presence of, or any damage caused by, any manner of biological activity or potentially hazardous animals, insects, or plants, including, but not limited to, wood destroying organisms or diseases harmful to humans including molds, fungus, or mold-like substances and their consequent physical damage, toxicity, odors, waste products, and noxiousness; (c) asbestos; (d) the presence of birds; (e) carcinogens or other chemical pollutants; (f) contaminants in soil, water, or air; (g) the existence of electro-magnetic fields; (h) the presence of flora or fauna; (i) the presence of lead in paint, pipes, etc.; (j) noise; (k) the sickness of any building; (l) toxins; (m) urea formaldehyde; (n) any hazardous waste condition; or (o) the effectiveness of any system or device installed to control or remove suspected hazardous substances. These are examples of “environmental hazards” for illustration only. Previously unrecognized environmental hazards are increasingly identified from time to time. This is not presented as a comprehensive list. All environmental hazards of any kind are subject to the rule that a home inspection report does not address environmental hazards.
C. Standards and Other Exclusions. The SOP exclude certain systems or components from a home inspection, including, for example: swimming pools/spas, security or alarm systems, ponds, saunas, elevators, landscape lighting, intercoms, speaker systems, low voltage systems such as phone lines, cable lines, and antennae.
Also excluded are any items not permanently installed and any valuation or appraisal of the Property. Appraisals are provided under standard Residential Sales Contracts and are outside the scope of a general home inspection.
Other exclusions set out in the SOP, and in applicable law and regulations, also apply and are incorporated by this reference herein as if fully rewritten herei