Originally Posted By: rdawes
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In the past couple of weeks, we’ve inspected 2 condos that both had the AC air handler and electric heat unit in a drop ceiling in the bathroom. These were accessed thru a metal ceiling panel that was painted and had not been opened since painting. They could not be opened without marring the paint on the panel cover and in one case breaking a bead of paint covering the edges of the opening.
Do you guys break the paint seal to open these up to check them or do you just note that it was not readily accessible (which is what I did)?