Plug In, Turn On, Lights OUT!
California has always been a leader in new technology, and the San Francisco Bay area and Silicon Valley are considered by many to be premier locations for creative minds and innovation. This innovative "flex-a-switch" design hasn't caught on yet—caught on fire, that is—but who knows!
Scraping by with a Spatula Fix
I found this in the guest bath toilet. The seller had just repaired it and hoped I would not find out about his ingenuity. I think he hoped his wife wouldn't either.
The HomeTeam Inspection Service
This is the best argument for proper bathroom ventilation I've ever seen! The shot of the room shows a dot on the ceiling. The close-up is of that dot. It's a cluster of mushrooms growing from the ceiling of a 1950s bathroom, with no exhaust fan and a barely operable window in the shower.
Seagate Inspections, Inc.
You were probably wondering where all the old, really cool, plaid lunch boxes went. Here is one in a basement ceiling being used as a 120V electrical junction box. The temptation to peek inside subsided when I read the labels listing the "STEPS to DISARM."
All Star Home Inspection, Inc.
It would have been cheaper to run to the store for a solid piece of PVC pipe than to use all of the couplings on this water heater.
Oliver Home & Building Inspections, LLC
Post Too Short? No Problem!
The contractor probably didn't plan on a home inspector entering this nasty crawl.
Pillar To Post
I didn't know if I should tell my client he needed a roofer—or a landscaper.
Mt. Laurel, New Jersey
Tread Very Lightly
With the center beam in this condition, I didn't stay in the basement too long!
Sandy Spring Inspections
This is clothes dryer that vents directly into a chimney, above the boiler vent. Nothing like adding more moisture to the hydrocarbons from the oil-fired boiler to really eat the insides away!
Arthur S. Lazerow
Alban Home Inspection Service, Inc.
Look Before You Rinse
I remember during training I was instructed to look under the cabinet before turning on the water. During this foreclosure, someone took out the drain and P-trap on this bathroom sink. Now I bring spare towels just in case.
Picture Perfect Inspections
Bet It Smells Good, Too!
This is one unique condensation collector.
Allsafe Home Inspection Service
East Bridgewater, Massachusetts
One Flue Pipe Short of a Full Deck
Seems they ran out of furnace flue pipe before they got through the roof. Nice cap, though—I guess it's there in case the roof leaks. And yes, that's asbestos cloth above as a safety precaution.
National Property Inspections
San Luis Obispo, California
Where's the Fire?
Building Inspectors Consortium, Inc.
Highland Park, Illinois
Call in the Hazmat Team
Kitchen looks okay to me!
Northland Home Inspection, Inc.
I found this bird's nest in an attic area. It was about 4 to 5 feet tall.