Just hanging around the home. Not good. Home inspection electrical.

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Just hanging around the home. Not good. Home inspection electrical.

It is amazing what we find when inspecting homes.

In many cases the home owner was not the best person to be handling the "Electrical work" within the home.

My guess is that the owners wanted to save money and "Not pay" for an electrician to do the electrical work in the correct way.

Just hanging around.

The first plug box I found just hanging around was at the furnace plug assembly.

Take a look at the way the plug was in the furnace closet.

Furnace plug.

Then when I got to the Laundry area. There was additional plugs that were just hanging around.

Plug in laundry closet.Second plug in laundry room.

Why these plugs were even located where they were was not known.

I also noticed that there was no covers for them either.

Not a good thing when being used around water.

I recommended they install the boxes correctly, then replace the plugs or breaker with a GFCI plug or breaker.

Some things are not supposed to be when living in a home. But what makes it worse is that none of these issues were taken care of prior to the home inspection taking place.

Have a wonderful day every One.

This is why you always get a "Home Inspection" by a Honest 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 or commercial 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.

 

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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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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Jeff,

This is exactly why there should be a home inspection on each and every home sold.

Have a good day and thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 22, 2014 08:48 PM #34
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Jay,

In any case swinging around is not a good thing. And next to water is another. No GFCI either.

Have a good day in Bristow.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 22, 2014 08:49 PM #35
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Jasmine,

And that is great advice for any home owner.

Have a nice day here in the Rain.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 22, 2014 08:52 PM #36
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Bill,

Looking at about a 1950 home. A lot has been changed since it was built.

Enjoy your day in Destin Florida.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 22, 2014 08:54 PM #37
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Kathy,

QUESTION! Clint- good grief!  Who does this kind of work?

Answer! A whole lot of home owners who will not spend the money for a professional.

Have a great day in Delray Beach.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 22, 2014 08:57 PM #38
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Pamela,

This was just the beginning with this home. I hope they do get an electrician out to the home for repairs.

Enjoy the day in Menifee Lakes.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 22, 2014 08:58 PM #39
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello jeff,

Me too. Home owners tend to think that an extension cord can be used for just about anything. Wrong.

Have a nice day in the sister city of Carlsbad.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 22, 2014 09:00 PM #40
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,

Then he succeeded very well in not damaging any thing. LOL

Have a nice day in Rogers my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 22, 2014 09:01 PM #41
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Conrad.

They are to a point, then you run out of line. Then they are not going anywhere else.

Have a nice day in Webster.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 22, 2014 09:02 PM #42
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Wayne Martin
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Clint, the things you report can't be made up! Really, people live this way? Enjoy your day and remember the things you see make things interesting!

Apr 22, 2014 09:05 PM #43
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Wayne,

Interesting to say the least. Many are safety issues that need to be taken care of. No matter if it has been like this for years.

Have a nice day in Fort Myers.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 22, 2014 09:30 PM #44
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Rosie Moore
Serving Sugar Land, Richmond, Rosenberg, Missouri City - Sugar Land, TX

Safety first. It's always important to get a certified electrician to do the work.  I remember a client of mine who was going to ask a family member to install GFCI outlets in the kitchen. I told her the contract requires a licensed professional to do it. Plus, just imagine if it wasn't done correctly and someone got electrocuted! It's always important to air on the side of caution.

Apr 23, 2014 02:41 AM #45
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Rosie,

So true. Never want any liability when it comes to electricity.

Good call. Thanks for the comment.

Have a great evening in Sugar Land.

Best, Clint mcKie

Apr 23, 2014 11:59 AM #46
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Debbie Reynolds
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Electrical systems need to be safe and those with problems like that are not safe. Thanks for sharing.

Apr 23, 2014 11:02 PM #47
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thanks for the post. Home owners should read it and address electrical issues.

Apr 24, 2014 09:23 PM #48
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
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In an affort to save money, most home owners may not understand that they are putting themselves, and their family at risk by not hiring a professional, especially whenit comes to wiring. Its a liability when it comes to an accident, and the insurance won't cover it because the electrical work was not inspected by The Electrical Safety Authority, or a Master Electrician..

Apr 28, 2014 11:00 PM #49
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,

You are so right. Never mess with electrical. It has to be right.

Have a good day in Clarksville.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 29, 2014 10:28 PM #50
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Gita,

Way to many homes like this one. Electrical is way too important to mess with.

Have a nice day in Bucks County.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 29, 2014 10:29 PM #51
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Gloria,

Thankis for the comment. Many people don't realize what they are doing and what is and is not covered by insurance.

Have a good day and thanks again.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 29, 2014 10:30 PM #52
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Suzanne Otto
Six Twenty Designs - Lansdale, PA
Your Montgomery County PA home stager

It still surprises me that people attempt to do this kind of electrical work on their own. They have no idea the danger they're putting themselves into. Or they do, and choose to ignore it.

May 06, 2014 10:14 AM #53
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