When called to perform a home inspection, sometimes one of the red flags is that air fresheners are present throughout the home. We know everybody likes a nice smelling home and the sellers want to present a nice impression to prospective buyers. Indoor air quality is important to the health and well-being of the occupants of the home. As a rule of thumb, the air in the crawl space is the air you are breathing in the home. The air moves upward from the lowest part of the home and this is what you breath. Although the living area of the home may look nice, the smell and/or odour can be a red flag as to what is hidden in the crawl space. In this case, raw sewage was discovered during the home inspection. The seller did not disclose this to the buyer. This was due to a damaged sanitary pipe that opened and spilled raw sewage into the crawl space. Although the pipe was repaired, the seller did not spend the money to remediate the crawl space from the sewage. Call Home inspection Consultants (WE PROVIDE PEACE OF MIND).
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..