Originally Posted By: jpeck
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You should report ALL missing (not installed) GFCIs. You can do this in a less alarmist matter if you feel the need to be less alarmist, i.e., “There were no GFCIs installed. Nationally recognized life safety codes (the National Electrical Codes) have recognized the safety need for GFCI since the 1971 NEC. Versions of the NEC since then have included more and more receptacles which are required, for safety reasons, to have GFCI protection. We recommend installing GFCI protection for all receptacles outlets at least in accordance with the latest NEC requirements AND in or near all wet areas.”
That way, you have called out the missing GFCIs without calling them out (in case you feel that need), AND, you have CYA. NOT CALLING THEM OUT leaves you A$$ exposed.
I would apply the same thought to calling out AFCIs.
I also report defects, and I consider the lack of GFCIs a defect. You do want your client alive to recommend you, don't you?