Replace those part's that are not working.

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Home Inspector with Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections 10072923

Replace those part's that are not working.

Of course if you know about the non working part at all.

A home inspection recently I found a number of issues with the homes electrical plumbing and the roof.

Plus the attic power vent. There were a lot of issues with this home. The owner was there and I asked him if he got a home inspection when he bought the home Four years ago.

"No I didn't". (but he should have)

He said that and then said "You are looking to find the faults with the home. There are a few. but I knew that when I bought the home".

I told him "I am not looking for faults per say, I am inspecting the home to help the buyer make an informed decision on the home".

I entered the attic and found several issues. Open electrical junction boes. Spliced wires a horse and this little gem.

I had to show the horse so you would not think I was crazy.

Horse in attic.

Now that all the attic livestock had been rounded up. Time to get back to inspecting the attic.

Besides the usual non vented bath fans open junction boxes and the spliced wires which seemed to be everywhere.

There was a power vent. Not a big deal right? But if the vent is not operational then it is a big deal. his was a crucial vent for the attic space. Not enough venting through the roof, gable or soffits. So this vent was really needed.

Disconnected.

Power vent disconnected.

This vent for what ever reason had been disconnected form the power. I asked the home owner if he had ever been in the attic and messed with the vent/ fan up there. He said no and it must have been like that when he bought the home.

He really should have had a home inspection. My job would have been so much easier this time around.

 

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Clint  McKie

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Good evening, Clint. Kinda looks like some flex needs to be secured too. One never knows what needs to be fixed.

Apr 13, 2014 09:39 AM #1
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Kathy Sheehan
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You just never know what you might find on an inspection, do you?

Apr 13, 2014 12:09 PM #2
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Too bad he woasn't aware of the fan that could have been used over the last four years Clint. Most of the work was already done.

Apr 13, 2014 03:31 PM #3
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Conrad Allen
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Hi Clint.  I thought you were just horsing around

Apr 13, 2014 08:25 PM #4
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James Dray
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Your job is to report what you are trained to report and let the chips fall where they may. 

Apr 13, 2014 08:37 PM #5
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Jay Markanich
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Looking only for bad things?  That's ripe.  The house is the house, good, bad and indifferent.  And the report reflects that...

Apr 13, 2014 08:47 PM #6
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Wayne Martin
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Clint, you don't find fault, you just report the facts! Enjoy your day!

Apr 13, 2014 09:04 PM #7
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Clint Mckie
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Hello Michael,

There are just too many parts on homes that need to be replaced and never are. Sad.

Have a good week ahead in Brentwood.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 13, 2014 09:39 PM #8
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Kathy,

No, not at all. Every home is a new adventure.

Have a nice week and thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 13, 2014 09:40 PM #9
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hello Tom,

He told me he had never been in the attic. But I bet he had been. In any case the power vent needs to be correct. Replace if not working correctly.

Have a nice day in Placerville.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 13, 2014 09:42 PM #10
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Conrad,

I was till I got them rounded up. Then the inspection went into full time mode.

Have a good day in Webster.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 13, 2014 09:44 PM #11
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi James,

That's all I do. It is amazing the amount of items on and in a home that are not in working order.

Have a great week in Rogers.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 13, 2014 09:45 PM #12
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Jay,

As you now we just inspect. We really don't want to find anything. The less found the better for everyone.

Have a nice Monday in Bristow.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 13, 2014 09:47 PM #13
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Wayne,

True. Reporting the facts can make many home sellers mad. But it is what it is.

Have a great day and week in Fort Myers.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 13, 2014 09:48 PM #14
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 Hello Clint ... Great job and finding out what's either broken and or needs to be fixed! Your post has been featured to the group:

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Apr 14, 2014 06:00 AM #15
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Thank you Vegas Bob,

It's all about the safety of the buyers. The owner needs to fix the issues even if they don't end up selling the home.

Have a great day out in Las Vegas.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 14, 2014 09:24 PM #16
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