Originally Posted By: jfarsetta
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I personally do not oppose ASHI. I dont even oppose building a brand.
I oppose the brainwashing of anyone who may possibly choose to referr another, non-ASHI inspector.
I also oppose the notion that the sun rises and sets on ASHI, and that they profess to know what is best for all states, and te Home Inspection industry.
At the local level, I oppose te condescending nature of certain ASHI inspectors, who look down their noses at anyone else, and LIE about what influence they weild. They tried it on the County level, and again at the State level.
I'm sure that there are plenty of great ASHI guys out there. I wish we'd stop all this crap, and realize that we have more in commn than not.
And, being a member of ANY association, regardless of the "qualifications" of membership is a load of crap.
I went to a home nspected by a SR ASHI member in my area. The fellow also happens to be a PE. There was mold on the walls in a section of the basement. He offered no opinions as to possible causes. He wanted to charge a fee for opening the walls. The mold was seen along a block wall. What was he going to open? He failed to mention anythng about moisture intrusion. He never referred these folks to the EPA site. He never evplained that downspouts needed to be extended, that there was a slight negative pitch to the ground at the wall which had the problem, and that past water intrusion evidence was clearly wisible.
He also advised them to NOT perfom a Radon test, as te house was vacant, and it was best performed when the house was occupied.
After spending a half hour with this couple and their child, they said tey were tempted to ask for their money back, and that I gave them more information in 30 minuted than in the 2-hours their inspector spent in the house.
So much for "qualifcations"
Its time to fnd REAL common ground. Screw the assocation names. Screw the attitudes.
Its our livlihoods at stake here...
Illigitimi Non Carborundum
"Dont let the bastards grind you down..."