Originally Posted By: rmeyers
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Nick & Chris,
Got a local call (Champaign, IL) this afternoon from a gentleman moving to the Clearwater, FL area.
He was in possession of an inspection report on a newly constructed home which he was clearly upset with. Most of the comments on the report were "appeared serviceable" with a mix of couldn't be inspected for various reasons (some legitimate!). Some items "appearing serviceable" weren't even there! Sounded to me like an ineffective "Boiler Plate" report designed with one thing in mind, avoid any liability at all cost. Report was so ambiguous client questioned whether the inspector checked anything.
Even the realtor who referred the inspector had a "Punch List" which included a patio door that didn't operate but did "appear serviceable" on the report! (I wonder if serviceable and repairable are interchangeable legal terms?)
SOLUTION! NACHI TO THE RESCUE!!!
Within literally seconds of directing the gentleman to the NACHI web site he had the names of 4 of our members that were within 50 miles of Clearwater. Before I could even finish telling him about the advantages of using a NACHI inspector he was reading to me from "Michael Theodore's" web site.
I'm not sure what he will do with the information, but it was nice to be able to provide the assistance he needs to hopefully get a meaningful report and put his concerns to rest with the assistance of a NACHI Certified Inspector!
To me, this is what it is all about! HELPING OTHERS!
THANK YOU! NICK & CHRIS for all your hard work, it's being put to good use!