Complicated. I am trying to share info. Yes, I am a licensed home inspector. Even thought the Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing says that it is not going to enforce the new law, I will report anyone not licensed to the board. Otherwise my license means nothing.
I am going to also defend my electrical certification and I think that giving everyone the heads up is a fair thing to do.
This post is to inform Ohio HI that trades persons are limited in what they are allowed to do.
Example: Jacob you call out two grounded conductors under a single lug as a recommendation to be repaired. The buyer asks that it be done. Now enters a Lic. EC and says that it is fine or code compliant. Both of the statements may be true however the Lic. EC (probably his employee) can’t make those statements under Ohio law. Now the agent says Jacob “don’t know shitt”. You need to proof that you are correct.
Enter the unpopular guy from Ohio. He says “Yes, Jacob is correct and all he did was advice his clients that it should be repaired. Jacob did not say that the house was going to burn down and didn’t list it as a serious safety hazard. The ‘electrician’ commenting that the panel was safe and code compliant is incorrect. The wires that Jacob noticed were a recent addition to the panel and appear to have been install without the proper approvals or inspections. I would like to see his Certificate of Competency as an Electrical Safety Inspector and also his Ohio Home Inspector License.” EDIT - the EC credentials
So yes my posts are self-serving at times and at other times they are not. But aren’t we all that way?