Ohio requires home inspectors to report on the following:
"(T) A licensee shall inspect a propertys readily accessible components of the electrical system during a home inspection and report in the home inspection report the licensees findings related to all of the following:
(1) Service drop;
(2) Service entrance conductors, cables and raceways;
(3) Service equipment and main disconnects;
(4) Service grounding;
(5) Interior parts or components of a service panels and subpanels;
(7) Overcurrent protection devices;
(8) A representative sample of installed light fixtures, switches and receptacles;
(9) Ground fault circuit interrupters and arc fault circuit interrupters;
(10) Licensees shall report in the home inspection report the propertys amperage rating service, the location of main disconnects and subpanels, the presence or absence of any smoke or carbon monoxide alarms and the predominant branch of circuit wiring method."
It does not allow home inspectors to perform electrical inspections as shown in this video.
Advertising that you can perform electrical inspections will get you in trouble. How many years have I warned this?
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As you can read in the letter, This is an illegal activity. Please continue to inspect the electrical during a home inspection but if you cross the line - well!
Separate electrical inspections is one of my sources of income. I took the tests to be allowed to do these.
If you aren’t on this list and you advertise code inspections, I will report you.
Inspecting the electrical on a home inspection isn’t the same as an electrical inspection.
Please know the difference. The state has determined that he IS performing an electrical inspection.
PS I have never turned any home inspector in for inspecting an electrical panel during a home inspection. This is different. Like crossing the performing engineering line.