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Doing the math! Make Money! - 10/17/09 08:15 PM
I decided to charge for looking at my profile. This is my reason why. "Your profile has been viewed 5390 times." As of 17 Oct. 2009. If I charged just $10.00 per view that would have made me $53,900.00. Not to bad for just pecking on the computer. Just think how much that I would have made if they paid me my hourly rate? (9 comments)
Some facts about Ohio licenses and certifications that you may want to consider when getting a Home Inspection or recommend a Home Inspector to you clients. Ohio does not regulate Home Inspectors. This law is still pending, and pending and pending. To do residential 1, 2, and 3 family electric, plumbing, HVAC, etc. work there is no license available or required in The State of Ohio. Some registration may be required. WE DO NOT LICENSE RESIDENTIAL CONTRACTORS NOR DO WE LICENSE GENERAL CONTRACTORS. The State of Ohio only licenses Commercial (8 comments)
Craigslist - Contractors - 10/15/09 04:23 PM
How many of you use craigslist to find contractors? Here is one that I found in Columbus Ohio: http://columbus.craigslist.org/sks/1422816285.html "I do all types of residential, service changes, remodel work, room additions ceiling fans, add lights and outlets -code violations corrected -phone,cable,computer wiring -no job to small -Best rates in town! -call (614)XXX-XXXX or XXX-XXXX Location: all of central ohio it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests License info: OH #6338739" What is wrong or misleading in this post is that Ohio license #'s are 5 digits. And they have to be as follows: OH.Lic. #XXXXX. (1 comments)
HI or PE? - 10/14/09 10:27 AM
When do you use a Professional Engineer rather than a Home Inspector? Here is an email that I just recieved: "Hello I was wondering how much you charge for home inspections? I am refinancing my home and I need an inspection of the foundation. Could you let me know?" Here is what I said: "Inspections start at $XXX.00 (whole house). If you think that you have a problem with your foundation then you need a P.E. (professional engineer)." That same thing holds true for an Electrical Inspection. You need a ESI (Electrical Safety Inspector). You need to know who to call or who (1 comments)
FPE -- The 'Bad' Panel? - 10/10/09 10:28 PM
I just ran across this post that I received from Google Alerts: http://www.nachi.org/forum/f19/federal-pacific-definitive-answer-44106/ There is no good information there yet (Saturday, October 10th) but I thought that everyone might want to watch this post. Hopefully it will produce some good information and facts regarding Federal Pacific Panels. This is what I received from Google: Federal Pacific - The definitive answer - InterNACHI Message BoardBy jfarsetta By having insurance companies demand a inspection that identifies the problem. Then the insurance company sends a letter to the homeowner demanding that they upgrade or lose their coverage. ...I hate coming across a FP panel. I (8 comments)
As a Residential Building Official and a Electrical Safety Inspector I receive information on home related issues before the public is made aware of these changes and will share them here as they develop.While I am based out of Columbus Ohio I can help you in other areas of Ohio.
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