Things Aren’t Always What They Seem

This living room looks like any other you might run across in any neighborhood...

This living room looks like any other you might run across in any neighborhood...

This living room looks like any other you might run across in any neighborhood. Other than the fact that it is taped off, probably to keep our dirty feet off the clean, lightly colored carpet.

After all, we need to keep our customers happy. We are no doubt protecting the living room from damage after, oh, maybe a kitchen fire, an electrical fire somewhere else in the house.

In fact, we might want to check the basement for the electric panel and other utilities. Let’s take a look.

Ooh, what the $%^#@? This is what happens when the engineered i-joists burn away.

Or is it??

Or is it??

You may never know what is below you based on the conditions on the main floor. Situational awareness is so important and doing your 360 degree size-up is a must.

You might not catch something from the front or even the side B and D. You have to get a look at the the rear of the building, especially on the new, extra large houses that are going up all over our country.

In addition, a thermal imaging camera will not always show you the difference in temperatures between the basement and the main level. There is some information about the TICs that I will try to post later. Stay safe and keep training.

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