I’ve extremely green in the inspection space, as in I’m not yet certified, so I’m sure this will make mroe sense soon, but some things are more difficult to figure out than others. I still can’t figure out the difference between a material and a major defect. My biggest hurdle, though, is understanding the SOP. I’m repeatedly confused by what seems to be inconsistent guidelines. There are numerous examples and recommendations to not say anything about anything that is not a material defect and also the opposite examples and recommendations to describe everything about everything such as in this example from the Defect Recognition and Report Writing Course:
Why would we describe the history of fiberglass insulation?
So, I’m trying to figure out if there are rules about when to tell all and when to only report what’s material.