Thirty Four years later, still nothing. Falling between the cracks.

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Thirty Four years later, still nothing. Falling between the cracks.

Yesterday I posted about the Complacency of home owners. See it here. http://actvra.in/4dkH

Todays post is about a home that was built Thirty Four years ago. There had been a lot of changes to this home over the years. But I feel there had not been a single "Proper inspection on the home" since it was being planned for the build.

This home started out a s a "Quad plex, changed to a duplex, then changed again to a single family home".

This 1.500 SQFT home had never been right from the start. I have stated over the years that the local building inspectors never seem to look in the attic's of homes.  Is this a local building inspector's complacency?

The attic.

It would seem that this homes attic had never been inspected by anyone at any time. WHY?

We at Desert Sun Home Inspections inspect the entire home.

This is what we found, or not found in the attic when inspecting this home.

Missing insulation in attic.Missing insulation in attic.

There was no insulation in the attic. To be totally honest there was about one bag of loose fill cellulose insulation that seemed to be thrown around from the attic access. That was it.

This was and is an issue. Why did it take Thirty Four years to find the issues? My thoughts...Because the home finally had a inspector that actually did their job the right way.

This is a classic front page cover on why you always get a full home inspection when buying a home.

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.

 

 

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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?

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Rainmaker
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Adrian Willanger
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Clint, just think about all the money that could have been save on heating cost if the attic had been insulated.

Mar 19, 2014 09:48 AM #9
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Good evening, Clint. 34 Years with no insulation in the attic. I would think that someone would notice the high fuel costs.

Mar 19, 2014 10:21 AM #10
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Clint Mckie
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Hi Roy,

These are just a few things everyone needs to look out for when listing a home.

Have a good day in Gaithersburg.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 19, 2014 09:18 PM #11
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Hi Tom,

Yes indeed. It got as high as 118 last year for about a two week span. In the attic, about 180+. Not good.

Have a great day in Placerville.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 19, 2014 09:20 PM #12
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Hi Donald,

I told the buyer she could save around $50.00 a month just by adding the right amount of insulation. A year later she would have her investment back.

Have a good day on the West Coast.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 19, 2014 09:22 PM #13
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Hi Rob,

That's what it was all right a patching of all kinds of issues.

Thanks for the comment. Have a good day in Orlando.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 19, 2014 09:24 PM #14
Rainmaker
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Hi Ginny,

I would think that this being a rental unit the owner just didn't care at all. Not good rental or not.

Have a nice day in North Kingstown.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 19, 2014 09:26 PM #15
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Hello Fred,

Boy you got that one right. Through the roof is exactly what was going on.

Have a great day in Tallahassee.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 19, 2014 09:27 PM #16
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Hi Toni,

I did use that title a while back. But it would have been a dead give away for the post. I did recommend a full insulating of the attic. Now it's up to the buyer and seller to hash out the details.

Have a great day in Trinity Florida.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 19, 2014 09:29 PM #17
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Hi Rob,

There are several homes for the book that had a "Naked attic". This is a really good one to add to the book.

Have a nice day in Bristol my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 19, 2014 09:31 PM #18
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Hi Adrian,

With the home being a rental. I think the owners just didn't care what the fuel costs were.

Have a good day in Seattle my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 19, 2014 09:32 PM #19
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Hello Michael,

You would have thought so. But rentals seem to get lost as time goes by and the owners don't care what the fuel costs are in most cases.

Have a good day in Brentwood.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 19, 2014 09:34 PM #20
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Conrad Allen
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Hi Clint.  What a piece of Uncle Bill's junk.

Mar 19, 2014 09:43 PM #21
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Anne Hensel
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Great catchy title!  That is a long time not to catch something like this!  So important to hire professional, reliable folks/companies for all jobs!  Thanks for the eye opener!

Mar 19, 2014 09:49 PM #22
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Jay Markanich
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Wow, 34 years of money flying out of peoples' pockets!  Fun, fun, fun!  I bet the homeowner was "surprised" to find out.

Mar 19, 2014 10:59 PM #23
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I scratch my head and wonder why some issues go so long without being rectified especially if it would benefit the people living in the home to have things like more insulation or saftey issues fixed.

Mar 19, 2014 11:05 PM #24
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Hi Conrad,

There is a ton of issues with this home. But all are repairable. Long time to wait though.

Have a good day in Webster.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 19, 2014 11:16 PM #25
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Hi Anne,

This was an issue that should have never been an issue. This was never inspected by anyone. if it was then they did not do their job correctly.

Have a nice day in St. Pete.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 19, 2014 11:18 PM #26
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Hello Jay,

Yes it was a surprised home buyer. They could not believe the pictures.

Have a great day in Bristow.

Best, Clint Mckie

Mar 19, 2014 11:19 PM #27
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Hi Debbie,

Pretty simple. The inspectors that inspected the home hen it was built did not do their job. When this was not found, the builder simply did not go ahead and finish the job when this was not caught. Sad day for the local inspectors for sure.

Have a really good day in Clarksville.

Best, Clint cKie

Mar 19, 2014 11:22 PM #28
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