Damaging Other Peoples Property

Originally Posted By: Ben Gromicko
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When, in the process of engaging in a professional competent roof inspection, I put my ladder up against the gutter and dent it, what should I do?


Tell the seller "Oops and I'll pay for the replacement of his dented gutter?"

Or write in the report "The front gutter has a dent in it, as if someone damaged it with a ladder. Correction of the dented gutter by a professional is recommended."

What do you do when you damage someone else's property?
:mad:


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Benjamin John Gromicko
Vice-President,
PEACH Inspections
NACHI & ASHI Member

Originally Posted By: rwills
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Personally, I’d fess up! and repair it myself. One of the advantages of coming from the construction field. I’d rather word of mouth be “he did it and took care of it” than “I know the jerk did it but lied, Don’t use him”. just my humble opinion.



Bob Wills - MAB Chairman


BW Inspection Services


Warminster, Pa.


http://www.bwinspections.com

Originally Posted By: jmyers
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Ben,


Is you conscience getting the best of you? Do you have any idea of how many rainspouts I have had to straighten after I was done inspecting roofs? Thank God I did them all when I was working for you! :) Now that I am older and wiser I learned to place the ladder by the supports so that does not happen as much! Besides, those big ladders add to the problem. Remember I use the small ones.


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Joe Myers
A & N Inspections, Inc.
http://anii.biz

Originally Posted By: Ben Gromicko
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I was doing an inspection this morning, and I pushed on the tile walls of a shower. My hand blew through the tile wall. Made a big hole in the shower wall. Obviously - not my fault.


I covered by butt. I brought in everyone that was there at the time of the inspection, which included buyer, buyer’s agent, and seller. Everything was explained and it all went well.


Moral to the stor: Sometimes you gots to do some damage to find da problem.
I get a kick out of it.


--
Benjamin John Gromicko
Vice-President,
PEACH Inspections
NACHI & ASHI Member

Originally Posted By: jmyers
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Ben,


You were just trying to get a peep hole and hoped the gals did'nt notice when they went in there. :P


--
Joe Myers
A & N Inspections, Inc.
http://anii.biz

Originally Posted By: rwills
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Ben,


Let me see, You almost went through a roof, bent a gutter, broke a tile wall, does the term "accident waiting to happen" mean anything? I'd hate to be your insurance carrier! (just kidding)..:P


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Bob Wills - MAB Chairman
BW Inspection Services
Warminster, Pa.
http://www.bwinspections.com

Originally Posted By: jmyers
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Ben,


Buyers love it when they see me "hitting" the shower wall to make sure it is solid.

If you come accross the buyers that do not follow you around (which is nice) they usually ask if that was me doing all that banging. My relpy is of course, I wanted to make sure the shower wall was solid.

It really makes them feel you are being thorough with the inspection.


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Joe Myers
A & N Inspections, Inc.
http://anii.biz