I was conducting an inspection today and my client had a contractor who stated he was in the business for 35 years review for adding more soffit ventilation.
He was using my 4ft ladder, without asking my permission, it was leaning against the shelves in the closet at the access. The contractor had a prosthetic leg, weighed more than the ladder rating.
I asked him not to use my ladder as I did not want to be responsible for him falling. I was not mad or being disrespectful but he started yelling at me(later he apologized).
I did state that if I was in the business for 35 years I would use my own ladder.
Just curious on your guys feeling.
My client spent all but about 5 minutes(with me) of the 3 hour inspection with his contractor on adding additional soffit ventilation.
I got done faster but I felt he missed out on the informative part of the inspection.
I document this in my reports that the buyers were distracted by a contractor and this limits the inspection. (Wonder what Joe Ferry thinks about this)