Egress issues with the home. Desert Sun Home inspections Carlsbad, NM.

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Egress issues with the home. Desert Sun Home inspections Carlsbad, NM.

Inspecting homes can be a very interesting job to say the least.

With safety in mind first and foremost when inspecting. You can't help but get that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach when we find safety issues like these.

Means of egress.

All homes have to have means of egress. This is a way to escape the home in case the home has a fire or other related disaster where someone needs to bail out a window of the home.

Heaven forbid this ever happens for any home owner. But it does happen way to often.

This is why it is so critical for the occupants to have a way to escape the home without having to break out the glass pane in a window.

Take a look at the homes windows. They are caulked shut. Entire window top and bottom sash.

Caulked window.Caulked window in bedroom.

All of the windows in this Three bedroom home was caulked shut.

Saving energy.

Saving energy is one thing. But when the safety of the occupant is put at risk. Never a good thing.

I recommended the caulking be removed and the windows be treated for energy efficiency.

I hope the person who doe's the work won't mar up the good looking finish and trim work on all the windows.

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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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 ...great reminder ...I see this here in older homes where there is no way they could get out the windows!

Have a great night in Carlsbad!

Apr 02, 2014 07:26 AM #9
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Clint: That might be one of the last things I would ever consider doing...talk about a huge safety issue!

Apr 02, 2014 07:55 AM #10
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Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning, Clint. I've seen folks do some silly things when it comes to windows. They never think about the possibility of escape in an emergency.

Apr 02, 2014 07:10 PM #11
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Conrad,

This is probably why they caulked them shut.

Have a good day in Webster.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 02, 2014 08:55 PM #12
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi James,

Good question, but this needs to be asked.

Have a nice day in Rogers.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 02, 2014 08:56 PM #13
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Debbie,

I can only tell the buyer they might want to consider upgrading the windows. The rest is up to them.

Have a fine day in New York.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 02, 2014 08:58 PM #14
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Wayne,

This is so very true. This was not the way to save energy. Too many risks involved.

Have a great day in Fort Myers today.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 02, 2014 09:01 PM #15
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Dorie,

I don't see the sellers adding any money to the home. But new windows could save them in the thousands each year.

Have a nice day in Canyon Creek Texas.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 02, 2014 09:04 PM #16
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Tom,

Not me, I have seen hundreds like this. Many homes have windows caulked in the colder climates. Sad but true.

Have a good day in Placerville.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 02, 2014 09:05 PM #17
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Charles,

Makes me a little upset that I find an issue like this. No sense for safety of the family. Lucky they didn't have to bail out a window.

Have a great day in Seattle.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 02, 2014 09:07 PM #18
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Adrian,

I mentioned this in the report. A wait and see will now take place.

Have a good day in Seattle.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 02, 2014 09:08 PM #19
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Rob,

Not without breaking them out first. Not thinking when people do some things like this.

Have a really good day selling homes in Bristol.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 02, 2014 09:10 PM #20
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

 Hi Anita,

No one should do this. Not even if the windows leak badly.

Replace the windows and eliminate the issue. Plus keep safety front and center.

Have a good day in Warner Robins.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 02, 2014 09:17 PM #21
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Michael,

Breaking the window is the only option when you need to get out quickly in case of a fire.

Not a good way to have to open the windows.

Have a fine day in Brentwood.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 02, 2014 09:19 PM #22
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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, I can not believe this was done!  Sometimes people's home behavior on safety makes me shiver!

Apr 02, 2014 09:58 PM #23
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Those windows are energy efficient now!  These people are doing their part in saving the planet!  Don't you know that without that caulking the planet will die?  I mean die!

Get real.  You home inspectors don't understand how important this is.

Apr 02, 2014 10:43 PM #24
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Ginny,

This happens a lot. Not as much here but in colder climates and winters.

Have a good day in North Kingstown.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 02, 2014 11:45 PM #25
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Jay,

It kinda looks like they smeared chocolate, till I tasted it. Nope it was caulking. LOL

Have a good day in Bristow.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 02, 2014 11:47 PM #26
Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Next you're going to tell me that Nutella doesn't work.

Apr 03, 2014 12:15 AM #27
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Jay,

Now that you mention it. Nutella would work. But then the ant problem would increase a lot.

Have a good night in Bristow.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 03, 2014 12:08 PM #28
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