This blog is going to be ongoing. You might want to check here often to see some of the interesting findings that I come across.
Home inspection reveals critter in the attic!
Just the other day, while doing a home inspection in Kingsville, I found a live bat in the attic of a high-end home. Our client was so thankful that our home inspectors go into attics or the little critter may not have been discovered until our client moved in and he heard rustling in the attic in the middle of the night....not to mention the damage that this little guy caused with his nesting and fesces.
Home inspection reveals faulty plumbing repair!
During a recent home inspection in Windsor, the home inspector came across this little gem-of-a-repair. I wonder how often the homeowner of this house goes into his crawl space to empty the bucket! I guess someone thought that you repair a plumbing leak by placing a bucket there to catch the water lol.
Home inspection reveals sub-standard deck!
Our client had a hard time convincing his real estate agent that he wanted a full home inspection. The agent told the home buyer that there was no time for a 3 hour inspection! We informed our client that we would not perform a quick verbal inspection as they are not insured and are in contravention of home inspection associations' Standards of Practice. Therefore he insisted on having a full home inspection and so his agent finally agreed lol. Anyway, our client loved the newer huge back porch but was surprised to find out that it was likely not installed by a reputable contractor. Some of the deficiencies noted by our home inspector included inadequate joist supports, improper installation of posts, handrail too low & missing spindles and improper supports. We always tell our clients that no house is perfect. This client was very thankfull for insisting on a full and thorough home inspection!
Tecumseh home inspection reveals breach in exhaust vent!
Recently I performed a home inspection in Tecumseh on a newer home. I am often asked if it is necessary to get a house inspection when purchasing a newer home. Here is an example of why a home inspection is suggested no matter the age of the home.
What you see here is a breach in the exhaust vent to a rented gas hot water tank. The homeowner was unaware of this situation and was very thankful that it was identified by our home inspector.
Post-Purchase Home Inspection Reveals Many Things...
I've come across a lot of interesting tidbits of information during my 29 year career as a home inspector. I've been told that I'm pretty meticulous and a good 'teacher', so hopefully you'll find some interesting information here..