To continue with the drift. . .
As I stated, we’ve engaged in this topic before and neither of us (apparently) is going to change their position.
Whether I’m a licensed or journeyman tradesman, or a first year HI makes no difference.
If I see a double tapped breaker, I’m going to recommend correction, not evaluation.
If I see a reverse slope on a drain/waste line, I’m going to recommend correction, not evaluation.
If I see a B-vent in contact with with the roof framing, I’m going to recommend correction, not evaluation.
If I find indications or symtoms of a defect, I will recommend evaluation.
Back-drafting furnace, water/moisture stains, reduction in water flow, dimming lights, excessive voltage drop, tripping breakers, unlevel floors, truss uplift - these (and many other conditions) would warrant evaluation.
If you have evaluated it and know what the problem is, there’s no point in recommending further evaluation.
If you have evaluated it and don’t know what the problem is, by all means, recommend further evaluation.
Yes, of course we are generalists, however, we are professionals as well. If we are going to recommend evaluation of every defect we find, we’re doing a disservice to our clients.