I just took a call from an electrician that wanted to know why I wasted his time and the customers money to have a licensed electrician come out for the non-issues that I had in my inspection report. He also stated that he does not like home inspectors that think they know everything and are just out to scare homeowner. I suggested that he write a letter to the agent stating that he disagrees with my findings and make sure that he signs it. At the end of the conversation I told him that my SOP and insurance is different from his since I am not an expert on electricity. He incoherently mumbled something and hung up.
These are a few of the recommendations and pictues that I suggested having done by a licensed electrician:
- Recommend upgrading receptacles in kitchen, bathrooms, garage, and exterior to GFCI.
- Recommend upgrading the un-grounded receptacles.
- Recommend labeling electrical panel.
- Further inspect the deteriorating insulation on the old knob and tube wiring.