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By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 16
When "Grandfather get's thrown out" Time to upgrade. Or is it? I get these questions a lot. the buyers find things when I'm inspecting homes. I had already made a note of the issue at hand. But then there are the Realtors who says this. " That is not an issue, because it should be grandfatherd in...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 18
Home four months and Two inspections. How could they be so far apart? A past client called me for a home inspection, he told me that the last deal fell through when the seller did not want to repair anything with the home. So he was looking at another home. At Desert Sun Home Inspections we try a...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 16
Chain it and strap it. Never mind get the chainsaw. Liability issues. At Desert Sun Home Inspections in Carlsbad, New Mexico, We see all kinds of liability issues. They can vary from tripping hazards in the yard from sewer yard line accesses or posts being broken off to loose fitting broken concr...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 26
A/C install, yes it's correct so what is the problem? I'll show you. I see this from time to time when inspecting homes for Desert Sun Home Inspection in Carlsbad, New Mexico It's not easy to find the repairs or as we say in the inspecting business the "Issues" with the A/C line install. First of...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 30
Boots are made for walking, but not these. At Desert Sun Home inspections in Carlsbad, New Mexico we strive to give the very best home inspection possible for the buyer or seller. There are some things that boggle the mind when it comes to why they are the what they are. Here is a classic example...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 24
Cold weather and exterior faucets don't mix. As we are in the winter and the snow starts to fly. Many homes don't have enough protection fo the exterior faucets on the homes. Desert Sun Home Inspections gives the sellers and the buyers advice when it comes to protecting the exterior faucets. I ha...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 22
Uncle Bob returns from Rogers Arkansas. Thanks James :-( Active Rain Member James Dray said he has met uncle Bob. I wanted him to keep Uncle Bob there for at least the winter. This would make my job of inspecting homes a lot easier here. But to my dismay Uncle Bob has returned for an encore perfo...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 27
Electrical problems. How did they operate like this? I get a chance to see a lot of homes inspecting for Desert Sun Home Inspections in Carlsbad, New Mexico. You start to wonder how in the world did they keep from burning the house down around them. It all started on an overcast day that was cold...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 22
Fish bowl light or roof leak? You make the call. It seems it never ends when inspecting homes. This is why I love my job. On this home there was a strange sight to say the least. This is a USDA home with a few strange twists in and on it. Desert Sun Home Inspections in Carlsbad New Mexico has a w...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 45
The dreaded Red tag. Now what? The water heater has been condemned. At Desert Sun Home Inspections, we try and give the very best inspection we can when it comes to explaining why there is an issue with a certain appliance or part of the home being inspected.  In this case I had no rhyme or reaso...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 32
They forgot to finish the garage. Or did they? Catch 22 anyone? When ever a garage is attached to a home the garage needs to be a finished garage. That means there needs to be sheet rock or similar wall and ceiling coverings that will give the garage the proper fire rating it needs to meet code f...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 26
Artesia, New Mexico. The place to visit or even stay a while. Atresia New Mexico, a place that stands alone when it comes to friendly citizens and the lay ed back way of life. Located in Northern Eddy county New Mexico, this small town has a lot to offer. Barely fazed by the resent recession that...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 24
Wire nuts and the weather. Electrical problems. Or just out dated? On a recent home inspection in Artesia, New Mexico. Desert Sun Home Inspections inspector has found several issues with the electrical system outside the home. There are a few ways to add electrical to a additional building. But d...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 24
Home inspections, You just don't know what you will find. But do you? At Desert Sun Home Inspections in Carlsbad, New Mexico we get calls for all kinds of inspections. Mostly home inspections for the buyers who want a good home inspection so they can make an informed decision on the purchase of t...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 23
Stapled roof shingles. I don't like them at all. Roofing materials need to be nailed down. A plain and very sinple concept right? There are still builders using staples to install shingles and other roofing components on a roof. Last year I was sure I had seen the last of the "staples" being used...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 22
Don't leave the door open! Did he listen to me? No. I hate it when I tell a buyer or seller something and they don't listen to me. I have a pet peeve about leaving door and cabinets open. Especially when the entry door have no screen doors on them. This was the case in a home when I was there per...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 30
Ducting rehab. Yep it's in the plans. On this recent home inspection in Artesia New Mexico, I came across a interesting duct system on the roof. This home had very little attic so the way to get the home properly ducted was to run the duct work on the roof. There is a really big problem with that...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 66
Let's go swimming on the roof? Flat roofs and the dangers. There are many different ways to install flat roofs. Many are very good designs that will hold up to the test of mother nature and the riggers of the weather she throws at the roofs. But when the sagging starts after years of use and repa...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 24
This electrical panel is over loaded. And a Federal Pacific panel. On an inspection last night i got a good look at the home. All was going well. This home had recently been remodeled and looked really good. But then i got to the electrical panel and found an assortment of problems. This first sh...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 43
400Th Blog. This has been quite ride in the Rain.   As many of the members know this has been a wild ride for Clint A. McKie and Desert Sun Inspections In Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220. With my four hundredth post I thought I would look at some of the most commented posts. I remember when I first go...

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