Home Inspection Nightmares XXIII
Blocked breaker boxes, trapped animals, and a new take on the "home theater." Check out the latest wild discoveries made by house inspectors, courtesy of the ASHI Reporter
"On a recent inspection, I found a projection TV mounted to the bottom of a garage door opener. Most inspectors probably are not aware of this projection TV upgrade from the manufacturer. Please note: vehicle garage door can only be opened during commercials or halftime!"
Associated Building Inspectors of Florida
"I found this squirrel in the attic posing for the camera."
Schuerman Inspections, LLC
"Clever way to control a roof leak: String-to-bucket water collection system?"
B-Sure Inspections, LLC
"Do you think this water heater chimney vent is too close to the house, soffit, or window?"
Arrow Home Inspections, Inc.
When you run out of electrical tape to cover exposed wires, just use foil.
All American Home Inspections High Country LLC
"Why, behind the beans, of course. That's not going to be any problem in an emergency, is it?"
National Property Inspections
"I found this live 220-line feeding a distant garage. At some point, the kids ripped off the cover to a junction box and had the wires out and damaged. I went over to test with a voltage detector and saw that the wires were burned, but still live."
Advantage Home Inspections
"I found this frog in a crawl space. Seems this particular crawl space has some ground water issues."
Premier Advantage Home Inspections, Inc.
"Here is an electrical sub-panel I could not get at. Maybe the plumber and electrician did not get along, and the plumber won."
Jay de Wolf
de Wolf Inspection Services
"I inspected this furnace in a newly remodeled house. That is a single-wall vent pipe in the attic, sealed with duct tape, attached to the framing with electrical cord and terminating in a turbine vent. In the photo on the right, you can see the clearance issues with the temperature control and the wall unit. The whole thing is wrong!"
Eagle Home Inspections
"This is that new shower head where apparently one temperature suits all. Notice there is no water control valve on the wall. The red knob turns the water on. Permits and approvals, anyone?"
Arrow Environmental Services, Inc.
"Is your dog looking for his dish? Well, we found the dog food dish being used to cover the duct port to the furnace."
Full Service Property Inspections, LLC
"Yes, those are live wires, spliced together and exposed. Go ahead, touch it! I dare you."
Advantage Home Inspections
"How many times do we have to say this: No electrical fixtures in the shower or bath area! For ambiance (and safety), candles may be a better choice..."
Tri-County Inspection Co., Inc.
"Parking is a little tight in this neighborhood."
True Blue Home Inspections, Inc.
"Architect? Who needs to waste money using an architect? Our overhange will look just fine without one!"
Technihouse Inspections, Inc.
Bloomfield Hills, Mich.