Originally Posted By: Joel Corwith
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If I were looking at an excluded system which I did not have expertise in, I would recommend the client have that system inspected by a specialist. If I knew some fact about that system and was sure the client’s system was involved, I would point that out during the walk through but recommend in the report they have it inspected by a specialist. If I were trained in fire suppression systems, I would include in the contract what I’m inspecting beyond the exclusion in the standard, perform a complete system inspection and document the findings in my report. I might even have a separate (from the report) page explaining the recall. And no, I can not currently be certain I would recognize the Omega.
A failure in fire suppression, is a double failure. You had to have the fire first. A higher safety concern to my client is with the initial failure such as a built-in microwave oven or dishwasher that's been recalled (and must be inspected). Do you stop and print a list of all recalled appliances prior to each inspection, or followup after? Does anyone recommend the client search for recalled appliances in their report? Test for leaky microwaves?
And what of other excluded systems which may be subject to recall. Pool pump motors, lawn sprinklers, low voltage systems which might at some point cause personal injury or property damage.
If you learn the seller has included the trampoline as part of the sale, do you point out the extreme risk to personal injury there?
I was at a pool party next door, the trampoline is with it's third owner and has been in the Arizona sun for years.