Home inspection in Carlsbad New Mexico. Is the dryer drying anything?
This issue is almost becoming the norm for home inspections in Carlsbad New Mexico.
Not that the dryer is not drying the clothes the owners wants to get dried, but the way the venting has been ran into the attic. This dryer vent has been this way since day one.
Home built in 1980. 1,700 SQFT. Dryer is located in the garage.
Many home owners don't have a clue as to where their dryer vent goes to unless it is the simplest install with the vent going out the exterior wall to a proper dryer vent hood.
When ever the vent is ran into the attic, this is a recipe for a potentially disastrous situation. One small sparks and the entire attic would have been engulfed in fire. Here is what I found when inspecting this home.
This is actually the vent coming out of the blown in cellulose. There is about Two inches of lint and pet hair in the attic areas around the vent.
This access door or panel to the attic is covered with lint.
This makes for a really messy inspection of the attic areas when inspecting the home for the buyers.
Not to mention all the moisture being thrown into the attic warping the rafters and decking.
This is why you always get a "FULL Home Inspection" by a certified inspector. For the peace of mind.
Call Clint at 1-575-706-5586
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