Look Out Below
Watch that first step—it’s a doozy.
Deep Freeze, Take 2
It’s important to winterize your sill cocks here in New England, too.
Close-up Home Inspection
Hey, I Can Tile My Own Shower!
It just needs a little caulking to finish the job!
Cross Island Home Inspection
Too Close for Comfort
Don’t forget to turn off the fan before checking the smoke alarm!
WIN Home Inspection
Going with the Grain
“Not wall switches; they are ‘vertical cabinet switches with a matching grain wall plate,’ per owner.”
STAT Home Inspections
Pop! There’s Corn in the Roof
This proves corn can grow anyplace in Nebraska.
Advanced Home Inspections
“Is this electrical outlet too close to the spigot? Not to worry. A self-cooling water system is in place.”
Boston Home Inspectors Inc.
South Boston, MA
The latest in energy-efficient building products: the self-powered outlet.
Aberdeen Building Consulting
Long Island, NY
An Unhelpful Hand(rail)
Can you find the carpenter’s mistake? Clue: The end isn’t painted.
ACI, Hankey & Brown Inspection Services
Eden Prairie, MN
Flush before Washing
A water-saving feature, if the tank doesn’t overflow.
Joseph A. Pasaturo
PE of AVT Engineering
Plenty of Light in the Attic
What is the R-value of an empty beer case?
Buyers Protection Group
This photo was taken from under a kitchen sink with a drain that takes the scenic route. I call it Creative Plumbing 101. “Joe the Plumber” comes to mind, too.
Harbor Light Inspection Services
Sagamore Hills, Ohio
Let’s see—that extension cord goes to? Hmm…I wonder why it’s arcing? LOL.
All City Inspections
El Cajon, Calif.
Lack of Deck Support
There is a reason I inspect the outside first! The homeowner still uses this deck for BBQs and didn’t understand my concerns about the lack of support underneath!
Best Inspection Inc
Splish, Splash I Was Taking a…Zap!
These electrical disconnect boxes sit directly under a working faucet—a recipe for electrocution.
Boston Home Inspectors
The support for this second-floor deck is screwed to the mullion between two out-swinging casement windows. I was told not to open the windows.
Boston Home Inspectors
It’s a Dry Heat
This is a new one. Dryer vent tubing used as duct work connected to the furnace.
Gaming the System
The only problems I see with this cleverly rigged support system is that the Yahtzee® box is not plumb, and the can of paint should be full before being used to hold up loose ductwork.
Crow Home Inspection, LLC
Getting Very Little Support
This deck is on the edge of a 100 foot drop off to the woods, all the support coming from concrete blocks wedged onto uneven rocks. Would you trust it?
Advantage Home Inspections
Cooking and Cleaning
I love my job. Always something new. I have NEVER seen this before—a dishwasher installed directly under an electric cook top that’s right up against the refrigerator. You can cook and wash dishes at the same time! A great way to make the “kitchen work triangle” more efficient!
Ridge Home Inspection, Inc.
Basking Ridge, N.J.
More Than a Drop in the Bucket
I guess hanging a bucket off the wall was easier and cheaper than fixing the roof.
Tim Hemm Inspections