First I am a fan of AFCI’s. I upgraded my own panel(1993) to cover my bedrooms. Now that I’m OK with them(don’t trip with fluorescent lights and a vacuum cleaner), I will be upgrading to combination types, and expanding coverage to all 15/20amp circuits. I ensure I mention about improvements in the construction and share my story about upgrading my panel, I do not put that in the report. Now with that said…
Where does it end? I don’t do code inspections, and I don’t base my report on them. I have a disclaimer that although safe building practices mentioned in my report might have been adopted by construction codes, I do not do code inspections. Now that said, again where does it end?
You recommended AFCI upgrades, but do you recommend ground rods when you don’t find one? If you do, do you recommend ohm checks just incase the house settled after initial install? When the plasma TV fries because you forgot to mention it, do you replace sensitive electronics? How about any pre-1986 homes? Do you recommend upgrading to non-lead based solder? On and On and On.
See how this question can open a can of worms with my spew, where do I stop? A good lawyer would do the same to you. You recommended this because of codes, here is your report, but failed to mention this, and that, etc.
I smell too much liablity…