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Outlet Covers ?

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PushinValue

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missing light switch and plug covers.

Safety issue? I note the missing ones and make “as is”. Just had a lender instruct me to change to “subject to” due to safety concern


Ironically, the lender then sends a message asking if I will accept a photo to clear the condition lol

What say you?

If a missing outlet cover is a safety concern, I say the road in front of the home is a safety hazard due to traffic
 

Meandering

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Safety hazard. $1.25 to correct. Generally when you see them, tell the HO, that it needs to be there, and if you have to come back to see that they are there, the lender will charge them some ridiculous fee, like $125, but, if the HO can run down to the hardware store, get some new covers and screw them to the wall, you'll stop back in about a half hour or so and take pictures so the HO can avoid the re inspection charge. Generally that'll get the HO to remember which drawer they put the outlet covers in, and prompt them to screw them back on while you are there.

Be proactive.

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jay trotta

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Actually the Biggest Safety Hazard is getting out of Bed, to answer Q&A like those you reflect, it makes me mentally unstable and that is a safety Hazard
 

tjcou812

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exposed electrical wiring. I always call it out. One of the first things I think of is what if there are young children living there. They get curious, do they not? And pets too. Many people say I'm crazy for calling it out but safety comes first.
 

Don Clark

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Safety hazard. $1.25 to correct. Generally when you see them, tell the HO, that it needs to be there, and if you have to come back to see that they are there, the lender will charge them some ridiculous fee, like $125, but, if the HO can run down to the hardware store, get some new covers and screw them to the wall, you'll stop back in about a half hour or so and take pictures so the HO can avoid the re inspection charge. Generally that'll get the HO to remember which drawer they put the outlet covers in, and prompt them to screw them back on while you are there.

Be proactive.

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As usual, Marion is correct. Check them all, have missing ones replaced.
 

Mark K

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What say you?

If a missing outlet cover is a safety concern, I say the road in front of the home is a safety hazard due to traffic


Exposed wiring vs. busy road?

Most children don't spend most of their time playing in the road. They DO spend a lot of time in the house and they will find a way to explore every nook and cranny.

I'm not one of the more aggressive code-cops that frequent this forum but this seems like a no-brainer, IMO.

Accepting photos for verification? No. The cat is out of the bag; I'd have to re-inspect for myself.

I'm thinking that if you didn't believe they were a safety issue you wouldn't have brought them to the lender's attention in the first place.
 

djd09

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What if the house has a burnt out light bulb. This is a possible safety hazard. We do not want the children falling down due to the lack of light.

And why stop at plates, bring the outlet tester. Faulty outlets pose far more danger.
 

Mr Rex

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You can't spell idjdit without djd.
 

djd09

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You are just like the others. Can't debate my point so you try to throw a useless slant against me. Read alinsky much?
 

Mr Rex

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