||08-16-2013 08:48 PM
Originally Posted by HackWork
This town's building department gave a 4 hour window and said the inspector won't call before coming to my job (which is all too common). I could have tried to charge the customer $600 extra to sit there and wait for 4 hours, but I doubt they would have paid it.
There would have been absolutely no benefit for me to be there in this situation.
Here is the issue,permits and inspections should be figured into your formula to come up with your grand total spread out over the year.
Your electrical inspector called you out in front of your client,,putting fear and doubt into his or her mind about your ability to perform electrical work,even if the client said nothing it's in their mind now for good,if they write up a review about your business on any of the sites such as service magic and they say you failed your inspection,,others could read that and it will scare them off.
On the other hand going to your inspections allows you to control it and keep the client out of the loop,in many cases the inspector will just tell you out of earshot to fix something such as popping in a few KO'S .
I find it very unprofessional for an inspector to tell the client that you failed without first calling you to tell you so.
This why I go to everyone of them.