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TOPIC: Electric Meter Legal Seal

Electric Meter Legal Seal 13 years 10 months ago #4425

On my inspections I routinely check the legal seal under the electric meter.  If it is broken, I note it.

Recently some clients of mine were challenged by the electric company that installed a new meter on their house to show why they should not be fined ($500) for tampering with the former meter's broken legal seal.  While the clients could not prove that they did NOT fiddle with it, they were able to use my report commentary, and date on the relevant page, to prove that the broken seal pre-existed their occupancy.

No blood, no foul.  They were not fined!

Sure, it's one of a thousand things we check on every inspection.  But if it is not documented, it is not documented.

I got a very grateful thank you note...  one can only hope that they sent a Nyah! Nyah! note to the electric company!
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Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia
www.jaymarinspect.com
Northern Virginia Home Inspector
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Re: Electric Meter Legal Seal 13 years 10 months ago #4427

That's a good point.  I always take pics of the meter and the gas shutoffs but I don't always include it in the report.  I think I will make a conscious effort to focus in on the seal from now on.

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Re: Electric Meter Legal Seal 13 years 10 months ago #4429

Good idea Jay. I'm sure they will be referring you to their friends!

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Re: Electric Meter Legal Seal 13 years 10 months ago #4434

Don't they all...  don't they all.

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Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
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www.jaymarinspect.com
Northern Virginia Home Inspector
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Re: Electric Meter Legal Seal 13 years 10 months ago #4435

Was that spose to be a question?  lol

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Re: Electric Meter Legal Seal 13 years 10 months ago #4438

That they will refer me to their friends...  hey, why in the world would they refer anyone else?!

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Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia
www.jaymarinspect.com
Northern Virginia Home Inspector
Festina Lente - Make Haste Slowly
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