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#155433 - 01/04/05 08:10 PM Inspection Services
eswets Offline
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Registered: 03/07/04
Posts: 56
Loc: Lansing, IL, USA
One of my goodcustomers asked me if I could give an inspectiion on the electrical of an apartment building. His insurance company asked him to get one and have a letter writen about the conditon of the electrical of the building. Anyone do this before? If I write that everything is fine at the time (if it is), and something happens, my company is liable right? Is this too much rise to take on, and if so who else would do this (an inspection service)?

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#155434 - 01/05/05 04:14 AM Re: Inspection Services
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Registered: 12/12/04
Posts: 1091
Loc: nowhere usa
You can a couple of things with that, you can do a visual inspection, and note that on your report.

There is no way for you to "see" what or how the wiring is behind walls. If the company wants you to look behind every device and J-box, it would cost them more for labor involved.

Most of all leave yourself a "way out" on your report. Most businesses do this. They leave in a "grey" area. Something like:
This inspection was limited to, ect.....

As for companys who do this, Burlington Electrical Testing is quite big and does this kind of work, and charge a ton for it. Once you see what they do, you'll want to do it, very good money involved, very little time spent.

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#155435 - 01/05/05 03:30 PM Re: Inspection Services
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Registered: 12/31/04
Posts: 20
Loc: Sayville, N.Y., 11782-1108
My inspection agency offers a: Survey Inspection , this is based on visual onsite
inspection, maybe you can get this in your area...

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