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By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale
(Realty ONE Group)
Comments 18
Vegas Bob just found out that (Clint McKie) passed away ;o( Clint and I were buds at the Activerain network and he was the backbone behind my CUSTOMER SERVICE group. He even mentioned to VB about a possible move to Vegas in the future. I just read Kerrie's post, and just found out. Here are sever...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 26
When home owner maintenance goes unchecked. Home owner maintenance is critical when you own a home. In fact no matter what the structure is like a home a garages or even a back yard storage shed. There are very few home owners that get a bi annual inspection of there home let alone an annual insp...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 7
Your rubbing me the wrong way. Electrical service feed. The over head electrical feed to this home was not installed correctly. Or was it? I can't imagine the chimney was added at a later date. Looks as if the chimney was an original design of the home. The over head electrical service to this ho...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 53
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 el...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 30
Hanging out on the back patio. But not for long. When home owners have the brilliant idea to do something. They need to make sure it is done the "correct way". This looks like they had been wanting to do this for a long time. But the home has to be built right to start with. The Rafter tails. And...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 22
I'm a plug and I am Screwed. Taking short cuts when installing any electrical plugs is not a good thing. No matter if you know what is correct or not correct. The issues with this Dryer plug was obvious from the start. No cover for the plug. But as I got closer to inspect the plug I noticed there...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 20
You will need to call a plumber. Do not attempt this repair yourself. This is what I wanted to tell the home owner. But after he was telling me a story about how they had remodeled the kitchen.  I didn't have the heart to tell him. But it will be in the report. I have seen this before. Making cha...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 18
Garage wiring and time to start over. Garages are a vital part of the home selling. Most homes have a garage. So when you put your home up  for sale then you should have a complete inspection on the home and detached garage. A pre listing inspection would have found these issues and the owner cou...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 16
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 ...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 10
When things don't work. Time to replace. Performing home inspections is a very challenging profession. We inspectors have to know what we are doing for the client's we serve, each and every time we are at a home for the client. Wording is important. When filling out a report for a buyer or seller...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 24
Foundation on the move. Not once but twice. New Mexico has a history of shifting sands. We average 500 Earth Quakes a year. Earth seems to move at will. Although it moves so little at a time to add insult to injury New Mexico has about 500 Earth Quakes a year. Most are so small they are not felt ...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 13
Flipper home. Home Inspection in Artesia New Mexico. The last post about the flipper home was about the roof issue with the mis matched shingles. But what about the rest of the roof? There are other issues that need to be addressed with the roofs condition. After the repairs are made to the roof....

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 24
Up, Up and away. What not to do. Plumbing blunders. It's simply amazing some times, well a lot of times when inspecting homes what we inspectors find with the plumbing.  And they are proud of their work. I see it and you probably have too. The plumbers will write on the unit like the water heater...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 26
Complacent home owners. You buy the home, then you remodel the home possibly several times over the years of home ownership. Many home owners get used to the way the home is. They don't think of the issues the home has as much as time goes by. Less and less infact. Unless there is a person who co...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 32
Plumbing issues and a "what now" thought. Just about every single home owner has ran into this issue when remodeling a home. "All I wanted to do is change out this or that and find other issues that needed to be repaired". I was looking at my friend's home offering a bit of advice on how to insta...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 30
I found the main electrical panel. Not good for the seller. At Desert Sun Home Inspections in Carlsbad New Mexico, we try not to cite codes in many cases. There are codes for everything in and on the home. The codes are for a reason. Mainly the safety of the occupants of the home. But these codes...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 28
Installing appliances and meeting code. Desert Sun Home inspections. On this recent home inspection in Artesia, New Mexico. I ran into a lot of "What the" issues. The home had been upgraded over the years. The Two furnaces and A/C units were installed in 2010. These "New units" should be to code ...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 14
When plumbers fail the inspection. In many cases of "The plumbers were here and the new plumbing has been installed". "The homes plumbing was upgraded last year". That was a good thing since the old plumbing was the old galvanized piping and fittings. The new plumbing is the PEX style plumbing wh...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 39
Uncle Bob at his finest. Roof inspection and the failings. On this roof inspection for the buyers of this home. There was a concern for leaks, "Make sure to inspect the roof pipes and venting to see if there are going to be any issues". After just a minute on the roof I could see there was a lot ...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 40
No electrical upgrade. There is no way. Seller standing firm. I was warned by the Realtor about this home. "The seller says they are not going to do any electrical upgrades no matter what you find. They feel the home is listed at such a low asking price they shouldn't have to upgrade anything". T...

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