Post-Install Inspection Benefits

Post-Install Inspection Benefits

Access Doors and Panels on 27th Mar 2019

Post-Install Inspection Benefits

Any seasoned contractor knows that no matter the job – whether it is installing an access panel, window or even insulation – post inspections are not only highly recommended but encouraged.

 Why?

One benefit of having a post-inspection for a job is that it allows the contractor and builder to show the client the work that has been done. For some clients, this may not be relevant or of interest; however, there may be circumstances that there are specific procedures to follow or maintenance tips that could prolong the life of the install. It is in this instance that having a post inspection is beneficial for both contractor and client. For example, imagine having a new flushed HVAC access panel installed – unless the client is familiar with access panels, they may or may not know how to access the space let alone ensure maintenance of the panel itself.

Post-inspections are also beneficial for contractors as it gives them an opportunity to see the end result. Some post-inspections are conducted by a supervisor or a team leader as opposed to the actual installer or builder, and this can be beneficial for the business owner, team lead or manager. For one major thing is that they can see the quality of work their employees are putting out there – if the quality is not up to par, they can address it before any further damages or issues arise. Sometimes, it is assumed that once a job is done – that is it. The truth is, the work is never done right after the last nail has been hit or screw has been screwed if anything the work is fully complete when both the client and contractor are satisfied with the end results.

Imagine being given the keys or told that a job is done – there was no inspections or walk-throughs and all of a sudden there are issues after issues. These issues could be everything from the wrong panel or product being installed, to the actual placement and material used. These things that clients would hope a contractor would know – sometimes can get overlooked and it is for this reason that having a post-inspection is beneficial.

The benefits from a post-inspection go much deeper than ensuring the quality of workmanship is up to the code of the building and the contractor. It is also essential from safety and preventive measure. Providing that everything was done correctly and no shortcuts were taken is necessary and the only way to know this is through having a post-inspection. Both clients and contractors can rest assured that after a post-inspection that the job was done accordingly and there are no immediate dangers. Imagine if a drywall access panel was installed in a room that had high heat exposures or where there was a greater chance of flammability– a knowledgeable and well-trained contractor would know that this is not the right choice of an access panel. A knowledgeable contractor can make recommendations to not only replace this but ensure that the client is aware of the hazards that can arise by using such a product.

The benefits from a post-inspection go much deeper than ensuring the quality of workmanship is up to the code of the building and the contractor. It is also essential from safety and preventive measure. Providing that everything was done correctly and no shortcuts were taken is necessary and the only way to know this is through having a post-inspection. Both clients and contractors can rest assured that after a post-inspection that the job was done accordingly and there are no immediate dangers. Imagine if a drywall access panel was installed in a room that had high heat exposures or where there was a greater chance of flammability– a knowledgeable and well-trained contractor would know that this is not the right choice of an access panel. A knowledgeable contractor can make recommendations to not only replace this but ensure that the client is aware of the hazards that can arise by using such a product. 

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27th Mar 2019 Access Doors and Panels