Even More Installment of Home inspections that sting...!

Posted by Jennifer Mackay - Owner on Monday, July 15th, 2019 at 4:34am.

Here is another installment in my series on the necessity for home inspections. Remember to check back often for more of these goodies over the next few days/weeks.

When purchasing a home, it is highly advisable that buyers obtain a home inspection from a qualified and licensed home inspector.

Why?

Well, the following are just a few issues found during normal home inspections... ( Photos and images generously provided by Structure Tech)

 

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Look closely

And you’ll see a very conveniently located outlet right where it’s needed. There are several things to keep in mind when you’re roughing in wiring and positioning of the toilet and outlet are just two of them!


 

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“Dear, why the heck aren’t the clothes getting dry?”

I’ll bet the house feels a bit humid. A dryer vent is one of the many things in your home that needs regular cleaning. Simply take a vacuum and suck out the lint. Even better if you have a shop vac.

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Proper grounding-not!

OK think about it. This guy grounded to a PLASTIC COATED gas line. Unless they changed the rules, plastic is a non-conductor. How many other electrical mistakes do you suppose you would find in this house? And to a Gas line?


 

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Hot Wired

This breaker is rated for both aluminum (AL) and copper (CU) wires. But that rating didn’t prevent this aluminum wire connection from loosening and getting hot enough to melt the plastic insulation. When in doubt, hire a professional electrician.


 

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Poor Cable Detector?

Determined to find out if carbon monoxide was at fault for his poor cable reception, uncle Bubba devised a plan…

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Blocked vent?

Guess it’s OK if you block it with cardboard. While we’re on heating systems, how about a primer on efficient heating.
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A shower found in Munchkinland

After mom and dad moved out, the toddlers decided to make the bathroom more user-friendly. But when they grow up they’re gonna have to install a new shower.


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Dryer vent follies

Why not just duct tape it near the attic vent. Why wouldn’t that do the trick?

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Hubcap Flue Cap

Well that’s one way to keep the rain away from your furnace. But there are official rain caps that you can buy at the local big box store or home center.

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A Potentially Shocking Disposer

Not a bad idea to have a switch on the new disposer. As long as you don’t have to open the cabinet door to get at it-and that it’s properly installed!

Remember: The Panama City Realty Group and Jennifer Mackay Sells Homes, Condos and Commercial properties in Panama City, Florida


 

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