Originally Posted By: rking
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While taking the obstacle course I answered one question wrong.
I do not remember the exact wording but it went something like this:
"If you did an inspection four months ago on a home and the roof covering needed replacement, and your clients knew you were a roofer, but you did NOT offer to do the work, and they called you. Could you do the work?"
I answered No, and I was wrong because in the COE's apparently if a client calls us, without our offering our services, then it is alright to do the work.
I disagree with that completely. I believe that is just opening up the door for a load of trouble somewhere down the line.
How hard would it be for me the carpenter to leave a couple of my business cards on the counter in the house after I told them their deck was in dire straits and desperately needed repair? They see the card, call me and I do the work.
I never offered to do the work. But I get the work. Unbelievable!
I could even include a few of my carpentry cards in the front folder of my report to them. Again, I never offered to do the work, but I got the work.
In my ever so humble opinion this needs to be discussed amongst us all and changed if necessary.
Another organization forbids an inspector from performing any work on an inspected house for one year. It also prohibits an inspector from inspecting a house he/she has done work on or in in the past year.
Discussion time ladies and gentlemen!
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