OH NO POLY IN THE HOME. Desert Sun Home Inspections Carlsbad N.M.

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OH NO POLY IN THE HOME. Desert Sun Home Inspections Carlsbad N.M.

Polybutylene lines in a home is a bad thing. These were recalled in 1995. These lines were used in homes from 1978 to 1995. The window to get the lines and fittings replaced has passed. Follow this link for more information about the poly line recall.

http://www.reference.com/motif/business/polybutylene-pipes-recall

This home was built in 1995 and was never added to the recall list for replacement. If it was the home owner could have taken a cash settlement and wanted to wait till there were issues with the lines and fittings before getting a full replacement of the lines and fittings. Or the home owner was never notified by the plumbing company that there was ever a recall.

Well, now the time has come for the owner to step up and have the work completed.

Here is a good look at why the lines and fittings need to be replaced.Poly line corrosion.

The corrosion has been on the fittings for some time.

The real issue is what we cannot see. If the corrosion is this bad out in the open what about what we cannot see.

Corrosion on lines in home at water heater.Curiosity got the best of me so I removed the pipe wrap that was on the water heater's lines. Low and behold there was a large amount of corrosion on the fittings. Not long before the fittings failed fully. They were already leaking a small amount but leaking non the less.

Hard water is a common issue in this part pf the country. This will add to the overall performance of the piping and fittings.

Next step is to see how much it will cost to get all the piping changed out.

This is why you always get a "Home Inspection" by a certified inspector. For the peace of mind.

Call Clint at 1-575-706-5586

Have a great day every one.

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Clint  McKie

Owner of Desert Sun Home Inspections Carlsbad, New Mexico. Eddy County's only certified home inspection service WITH OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Serving all of South East New Mexico. We inspect the homes entire structure from the roof to the foundation, and everything in between. Most reports within 4-24 hours from time of inspection completion. We issue a PDF report with pictures Starting at $250.00 for each home inspection. Why settle for less when you can have the best?

Also included is a Appliance recallcheck and a 90 day warranty with all full home inspections.

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Rainmaker
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Great find, Clint! Isn't it amazing what some folks will "live with" until it is absolutely unavoidable anymore. Just another reason why home inspections are so important. 

Jan 22, 2014 11:48 PM #1
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More good reasons for a professional home inspection. You never know what surprises may be found.

Clint:  I always appreciate your comments on my blogs. Thanks so much!

Jan 22, 2014 11:51 PM #2
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Clint-Excellent reason why you should always have a professional home inspection, excellent photos and explanation.

 

Best-Adrian

Jan 23, 2014 12:44 AM #3
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Kathy Streib
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Clint- ugh!  I'm always amazed when I hear of a buyer not wanting a home inspection.  And, if you're getting one, make sure you get the very best. 

Jan 23, 2014 01:33 AM #4
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Lenn Harley
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Polyethylene or polypropylene????

 

Jan 23, 2014 01:42 AM #5
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Anita Clark
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Clint: Bad news for this seller that could have been resolved a long time ago...all the more reason why home inspections are a MUST for buyers.

Jan 23, 2014 03:17 AM #6
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Rob Thomas
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Clint ....That just doesn't look good ....It's a shame this happened!

Have a great night!

Jan 23, 2014 05:55 AM #7
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Good afternoon, Clint. Thankfully, I rarely see polybutylene in this area. I think the last time I saw it was 5 years ago.

Jan 23, 2014 07:06 AM #8
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James Dray
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Our water has a muddy smell to it most of the time.  Then there are those times (two-three) weeks out of the year when it's darn near impossible to drink it. 

Jan 23, 2014 06:53 PM #9
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Conrad Allen
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Bummers Clint.  This will cost the seller a lot of money.

Jan 23, 2014 07:46 PM #10
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi David,

So true, now all the work begins on getting the lines replaced with new lines.

Never buy a home without a full and complete home inspection.

Have a good day in Atlanta.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 23, 2014 08:06 PM #11
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Roy,

And I always appreciate your comments as well. As long as we have been in the business, we still need to tell the buyers to get a full home inspection when buying homes. Sad. Should be a no brainer

Have a great day in Gaithersburg.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 23, 2014 08:08 PM #12
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Clint Mckie
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Hi Adrian,

Just never know what a home inspector might find to kill a deal or safety issues that could end up really bad for the buyers.

Thanks for the comment and have a Good Friday in the Seattle areas.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 23, 2014 08:10 PM #13
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Kathy,

I sure wish the Local Realtors thought the way of your comment. They still want to use the un certified and partial inspector.

They talk the talk but don't walk the walk.

Have a great day in Delray Beach.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 23, 2014 08:11 PM #14
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Lenn,

Neither it is Polybutylene it comes in white or grey usually a grey color. Not good if a home has it. used between 1978 and 1995.

Have a good day in Loudoun County.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 23, 2014 08:14 PM #15
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Anita,

So true, but how do you explain this when making a presentation to a Realty office? They really don't want to hear bad news.

Have a good day and weekend in Warner Robins.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 23, 2014 08:16 PM #16
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hello Rob,

This is a classic example of a home owner not knowing what was in the home. Plus the installer never contacting the home owner about the recall of the piping. Sad for sure.

Have a nice day in the Bristol areas today.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 23, 2014 08:17 PM #17
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Michael,

I think your area may have been more up on the recalls and did have any piping changed out when the recall happened. Not here i still see it.

Have a great day in the Brentwood areas today.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 23, 2014 08:19 PM #18
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi James,

What is causing all the muddy and small in the water? Have a water softener in your home?

Have a nice day in Rogers my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 23, 2014 08:20 PM #19
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Conrad,

Cost them by either having the plumbing replaced or by reducing the price of the home to reflect the costs of the plumbing changeout. Either way, yes it will cost them. Worst case. Loose the sale.

Have a great day in Webster my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 23, 2014 08:22 PM #20
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