I had a 3-family inspection this past week-end where I had “no access” to the flat roof 40 feet up. The Sellers’ had previously removed the decks and roof access hole (at the rear) which left “No access” to this roof today.
I told my Buyers that I had to disclaim the roof due to the situation at hand. My Buyers’ dad immediately grabbed his cell phone and pushed one number. I then overheard him stating, “Hello Charlie, I want you to bring the ladder truck to (address of inspection) right away. We have a roof we need to get access to ASAP”. Five minutes later, a red shiny ladder fire truck showed up (with their emergency lights on) in front of the house that I’m inspecting and they simply raised the ladder for me so I could access the roof.
I was amazed at the speed of this roof inspection. Damn, I’d like to have a fire truck available for me on daily basis.
I need clients like that here in Philly. Seems like all the 2 story houses have been sold and only the 3 story ones are left to inspect anymore. I wind up climbing up to the second floor addition and then pulling my ladder up behind me or shoving it through a window. 40 foot ladders won’t hit most rooftops around here, so the roofers use 60’s when they have to get up there. I’d look like a helicopter driving down the street with one of those on my Caravan…LOL
My Buyers’ dad (fireman for this ladder truck) told me that he is using this as a training exercise. He even mentioned that if they received an emergency call, the ladder would be coming down immediately.
It all worked out great, for the time we did have using this ladder truck.
LOL ah the old training exercise Used that been there done that one .
So when are you joining the fire dept, Just think it would be on hand anytime you need it. Also SCBA for the those units that had 30 dogs and cats left in it.