In this case, I have to agree with those who are pointing out the flawed data that…once again…finds its way into a NACHI Tv “training” film.
Somewhere along the line in this process, certain people have to make up their minds as to what is being represented.
Do we, indeed, consider this an amateur effort and applaud a couple of good-ol-boys playing with a video camera for almost being correct in their project? Or do we consider them…as they want to be considered…as educators and hold them to the higher standard? It cannot be both ways.
Do we REALLY advise our clients to replace a water heater that was installed in 2004? Is it REALLY advisable to enter low, wet crawl spaces to prove you are a man? Will a Hartford Loop REALLY be found under a sink in a kitchen island?
Imagine the travesty of one combining all of these in one home inspection and report.
Cranking these things out every other week is obviously not allowing a sufficient time to research and validate the information that is being provided and the reputation for accuracy has already diminished to such a degree that it is hard to imagine anyone paying to view one of these films, IMO.
Since it bears the NACHI name and reflects upon the association, you can always bet that the Brian MacNeishes of the world will be pointing at and magnifying these errors to try to add credibility to their foolish arguments.
If Ben and Kenton want the credit…they must also bear the blame.