I have had a couple of inspections, recently, where I called out household dangers that were dangerous, but easy and inexpensive to fix, but that the client ignored and someone got hurt. The client comes back to me, usually through their lawyer, and wants to sue. So, I am put in the very bad position of having to say to the client, the equivalent of “I told you so.”
Not good for repeat business and new referrals.
One recent case involved a house where they remodeled the kitchen (and new appliances) and the local big appliance store installers forgot to install the anti-tip bracket for the stove (they, regularly, just throw it away). The client’s 4 year old daughter leaned on the open oven door and the stove tipped over and two pots of boiling water fell on her and she has 2nd degree burns all over her head and shoulders. Not something that any of us wants to see, and would all like to prevent.
SO… I wrote another article. It’s about 10 (so far) commonly seen dangers in houses that are quick, easy and inexpensive to fix. Please read, review (if you have any suggestions) and pass on to your clients. I give Nick permission to put in the NACHI articles section for anyone to use, just file off the serial numbers and change some of the content (better that way).
As I always say, plagerism is the highest form of flattery.
If it saves a life or an injury, it will be worth it, many times over.
Hope this helps;