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What Is Professional Responsibility?
As a home inspector in Connecticut I am a licensed professional service provider. There are many licensed trades and professions in my State, many of which are associated with people's homes. A license requirement means there is a defined amount of training involved in order to ply that particular trade or profession. A license also implies a higher level of skill and most importantly responsibility.
The license holder is held ultimately responsible for the work they perform. Lose the license, lose your livelihood. In other words if you or someone working under your license screws up, you are held accountable.
On a recent home inspection I discovered a common issue with an electric sub panel located inn the basement. The panel had been incorrectly wired rendering it unsafe. Most often this is due to a do it yourselfer or general contractor doing the wiring instead of a licensed electrician. In this particular instance however, a licensed electrician had very likely been inside the panel.
You see there was a second sub panel in the garage. It had been added during the homeowner's most recent addition to the home as stated in the disclosure. This panel was fine, most likely done by ... more
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