No Michael, in fact I have more of an issue with an HI that writes something up and has no idea of what the code requirements are but writes something up anyway. This now costs the HO money unnecessarily to refute a bogus “defect” or to rollover and pay to have it “fixed” so the sale goes through. I don’t expect an HI to write up things to generate work for electricians. I would hope they would be an unbiased advocate for the buyers.
Here we have an HI telling people not to use life safety equipment with a several decades long proven track record. This seems counter to the majority of HI’s here that call out the lack of gfi protection, even if it was not required when installed.
Isn’t this what the standards of practice are designed to address and provide guidance on? If not what is the point of having an industry association to provide certification if the inspection process can be all over the place? Are you saying the lack of safety equipment is only an issue on some Tuesdays or based on the price of the house? TREC seems to differ when they REQUIRE the lack of afci protection to be noted even if the house was built before the Alamo. I thought the premise of a home inspection was to inform the buyers of potential issues and let them decide if they were willing to accept the conditions and had the budget for corrections.