Originally Posted By: Mike Nelson
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I am an electrician by trade, that started an HI business last year. I did an inspection for a co-worker of my wife’s last October. It was an 88 year old home that needed major work. The detached garage, in particular, needed extensive electrical work. So much so. that I recommended to the client to turn off all power to the garage and have a qualified electrician look at it. It was that much of a hazard! Well the gentleman bought the home, it was a foreclosure so a good deal, and now is asking me to do the electrical work. Is this a conflict of interest should I do the work? I tend to say no. I do not go into an inspection looking for electrical work. I simply report what I see based on my knowledge and experience. Secondly I did not solicited nor offer to do the work. The man came to me and asked if I could do the job. Input would be appreciated.
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P.S. I regret that this is only my first post, as I have been registered quite awhile. I read the boards daily and value and respect the opinions of all the writers. Joe F. has personally e-mailed me concerning some radon issues that was very helpful. Thanks Joe.