It's alive. Electrical issue. Desert Sun Home inspection Artesia, N.M.

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It's alive. Electrical issue. Desert Sun Home inspection Artesia, N.M.

It's these crazy little things that will drive you crazy.

Electrical issues abound when inspecting homes. It seems every home owner has the go to guy called Uncle Bob or Harry home owner.

I hear comments and I am sure you have too, like this has been like this for Thirty years. Why is it an issue now? Probably because you are now selling your home and I am here to do a complete home inspection. So all of the issues especially the safety issues are listed in the report for the buyers to make an informed decision on.

Water and electricity don't mix. This is why extra attention to detail with the electrical under the kitchen sink needs to be taken.

Here we have a what used to be connected to the old Garbage disposal wire.

Exposed live wire under the kitchen sink.

The disposal had been removed years earlier but the hot wire was still in place. When I turned on the switch for the disposal the wire became very alive and well. All the home owner needed to do was install a box a plug or simply cap the box after the wiring had been concealed within the box. Simple fix.

 

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

Have a great day every one.

If you are buying a home and want a very good home inspection. Call Clint McKie at 1-575-706-5586 Desert Sun Home Inspections can and will find the issues if there are any. We service Eddy, Lea and Chaves Counties in Southeast New Mexico. We offer a 90 day warranty A homeowners manual and Recallcheck with each home inspection booked with us. These added benefits are free of charge to the buyers.

 

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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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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Clint: Less than a minute to solve this issue...even I could manage it! Thanks for keeping us informed of the varied things you find during your inspections.

Feb 12, 2014 10:20 PM #1
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Adrian Willanger
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Clint, I'm always leery of live exposed wires and especially around wet areas. This looks like, as you mentioned, it could be a simple fix. 

Best-Adrian

Feb 12, 2014 11:28 PM #2
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Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Clint ...glad you found that one ...that could have been dangerous under the right conditions ...Have a great day in Carlsbad!

Feb 13, 2014 12:17 AM #3
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

It's got a nice loop in it.  Someone was told that if there is a loop water will drip off.

Look where the water would drip!

What in the world are people thinking?

Feb 13, 2014 06:59 PM #4
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
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A couple of more twists and you would have a bow tie.  have a great day sir. 

Feb 13, 2014 07:27 PM #5
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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Clint.  There are some really dumb people out there.

Feb 13, 2014 07:44 PM #6
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Anita,

A simple fix. I guess they just never took the time to finish the job correctly.

Have a good day in Warner Robins.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 13, 2014 10:39 PM #7
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Adrian,

Simple yes, but this is probably why it was never taken care of. So simple they forgot.

Have a good day in the Seattle areas today.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 13, 2014 10:41 PM #8
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Rob,

Even though a small repair. The right conditions could cause major issues for someone getting electrocuted.

Have a great day in Bristol my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 13, 2014 10:42 PM #9
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Jay,

That's just it, they were not thinking of what the "Might happen".

Have a nice day in Bristow.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 13, 2014 10:44 PM #10
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi James,

True, I am glad they didn't cut it ff at the wall making it hard to get to.

Have a very good day in Rogers my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 13, 2014 10:45 PM #11
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Conrad,

Yes there are. Out of sight and out of mind. Should have been fixed many years ago.

Have a nice day in Webster.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 13, 2014 10:46 PM #12
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Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Clint, with little kids this is really scary...mine was removed when I moved in.  I better make sure it is not hot!

Feb 14, 2014 02:28 AM #13
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Good afternoon, Clint. By the looks of things, there seems to be plenty of opportunity to make improvements.

Feb 14, 2014 07:53 AM #14
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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Clint, that looks a little scary or at least a mess with unknown consequences. 

Feb 14, 2014 11:35 AM #15
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Ginny,

There are a lt of short cuts taken when electricians work on things. This was simply just cut off. But left alive.

Have a good day in North Kingstown.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 14, 2014 09:49 PM #16
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Michael,

Some things are just dumb. This is one of them.

Have a good weekend in Brentwood.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 14, 2014 09:50 PM #17
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Debbie,

We never know what might happen. Now is the time when it is found again after the work was done. Fix it now.

Have a good weekend in Clarksville.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 14, 2014 09:52 PM #18
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good post. I agree everyone has an uncle Bob. I have had some tenants who have had uncle Bob look at thinsg and then it costs us more to fix.

Feb 14, 2014 11:12 PM #19
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Gita,

I see this way too much. Time for home sellers to get a pre listing inspection.

Have a good day in Bucks County, Pa.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 14, 2014 11:56 PM #20
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