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By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 30
Why getting a home inspection is so important for a buyer. Getting a home inspection when you are purchasing a home should be a "no brainer". Before you sign.Get A home inspection regardless of age. But there is still Realtors who want to forego the inspection and simply sell the home to you as a...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 18
When will they learn about proper venting? I'm talking about the home owners, the contractor builders and the mechanical inspectors. At Desert Sun Home Inspections, we try and leave no area of the home un inspected. This includes the attic area. There is a reason that there is a code and requirem...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 22
Roof exhaust venting Rust and the dangers. At Desert Sun home Inspections We have found that,  many, many home owners never go up on the roof to look things over even after a really bad storm. They think that all is O.K. because the roof has not leaked during or after a bad storm with a lot of ra...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 18
Gaining ground in the inspection sector. Home inspections in Lea County New Mexico I am gaining ground in the inspection sector for the three counties I perform inspections in. I have a small area I do inspections in. I'm not greedy, I don't want every single inspection that may become available ...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 19
Is going bald the best thing? Not in this case. On a recent sellers inspection by Desert Sun Home Inspections, I found what has to be the worst A/C line I have ever seen in all of my years of inspecting. This is a line from the A/C unit to the "A" coil in the furnace. This line needs to be fully ...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 27
Halloween attic of horrors. A true story. With pictures. :-) At Desert Sun Home Inspections, it's not our job to get anyone introuble. It's our job to perform a home inspection for the buyer or seller and get the best results for the buyer or seller even if they don't like the results. The lack o...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 30
Oddities found during a home inspection. HUH? When I am performing inspections on homes here in Southeast New Mexico, I find all kinds of things I think are really odd. Without the seller there to explain what it is, it makes it really hard for the inspector to explain in their report what exactl...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 24
Dryer vents and posting about them. Still are an issue. At Desert Sun Home Inspections we want you to be safe. On my last three inspections all three homes had major problems with the dryer vents. In a recent post I had provided a link about how dryers can cause fires. Go to Dryer vents cause fir...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 14
Confusing to say the least. I thought I had seen it all. It seems every single time I get to a older home, Uncle Bob has beat me there. He has already been there to make the repairs that he said would be good for life. I think he was right on one point though. The life part. Repairs made back in ...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 14
What the heck is that awful smell? At Desert Sun Home Inspections in Carlsbad New Mexico, we find all kinds of situations in homes. Ones that have been closed up for years and ones that are still being lived in.Then there are the ones that have not had a resident for a couple of months.  I arrive...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 20
New roof venting installed incorrectly. It seems every time I go to a home that claims they just has a new roof put on I cringe. It never fails to amaze me how much stuff is done incorrectly. From boots for standpipes to venting installs to no vents installed. And these are from a licensed contra...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 68
Shade is good for a home, but too close is not. I inspect a lot of homes in Southeastern New Mexico. They all have a lot in common when it comes to wanting to have shade trees. In the summer we can get temperatures that reach triple digit without even trying. Then you mix the high winds we get an...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 22
Uncle Bob at it again. ARGH. I have yet to receive a comment or even a letter from "Uncle Bob". I see once again he was hard at work in the city of Artesia, New Mexico He really needs to go to some classes on how to run plumbing and electrical. Not to mention all the rest of the trades he thinks ...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 35
Strange things I have seen during an inspection. I ran into a couple of really strange looking ways to decorate the home. One persons "IDEA" of interior decorating  just might not be my cup of tea. How about you take a look and see what you think of these "IDEA'S". This first shot was in the livi...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 32
Dear Uncle Bob, Cease and desist. I guess I need to send a letter to uncle Bob who still keeps on doing work around here. Dear Uncle Bob, I have been inspecting homes around Southeast New Mexico. I have noticed you have been quite busy all over the place. Even though you need to make an income, t...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 26
My roof is leaking, now what do I do? I was called out to a home that was to have had some hail damage. We have had a lot of hail and rain as of late. So it was not very surprising to get a call like this one. When i got there the client wanted me to inspect the roof for any hail damages. She tol...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 20
Contractors, and what they think you won't see. Why are so many contractors cutting so many corners? If they keep this up they will be building a "round home" instead of a rectangle home like the blue prints layed out  to build. When I'm inspecting a home, my guess is that the contractor is count...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 18
Home Inspections in Lea County New Mexico. What's under your home? At Desert Sun Home Inspections, we strive for the best we can be at all the inspections we perform within Eddy, lea and Chaves counties in South East New Mexico. In the first shot you can see the insulation coming down and the exp...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 33
Don't walk run away quickly. The upper bedrooms. With the previous posts about the issues with this home. I thought it be appropriate that the new readers find the post that lead up to this post. First post...Don't walk run I yelled. Did they hear me. Second post...Don't walk run away fast. Home ...

By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Comments 30
Don't walk run I yelled. Did they hear me. I did'nt actually yell this comment out loud. But I was hoping they were listening to me in "not so many words". At Desert Sun Home Inspections, I get calls about going out to a home and performing an inspection without the client present. I really prefe...

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