Is wrinkled loose carpet a defect and required reporting item per TREC? 2. Presuming an upstairs floor or the ceiling below does not exhibit obvious evidence of failure, is a squeaky floor a defect and required reporting item per TREC?
Section 535.228(e)(3)(A) of the Standards of Practice states that inspectors are not required to report cosmetic damage or the condition of floor, wall, or ceiling coverings. Neither loose carpet nor floor squeaks, without further evidence of deficient conditions, is required to be reported as deficient.