Don't mix water and electricity. Desert Sun inspections. Carlsbad, NM.
Tri plex inspection yesterday in Carlsbad New Mexico.
The home has had a lot of changes to the way the homes air conditioning had been modified. The swamp coolers had been on the roof. they were removed from service in lew of installing window units for air conditioning.
The ducting had been removed and a new rolled roofing had been installed. Good right? Only of done correctly when removing the swamp cooler components.
The electrical plugs for the coolers were left in place. When tested they were still live. The main issue is what the condition of the plugs were in.
Take a look at these plugs left in place.
These are the original plugs for the old coolers. No plug protection for the plugs.
These need to have a weather tight box and cover for the plugs.
This plug was even tarred over on the lower plug.
I guess the installer of the roofing did not see the plug and mention the need for protection to the owners. Just a guess.
Even the water line for the old coolers were left open.
Who ever did the removal of the coolers and the installation of the new roofing needs to go back to school for learning the proper way to do things the safe way.
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.