Unusual Flush Handle

toilet flush handle

 

Professional home inspectors assess many components that are commonly found in a bathroom.  They check for proper operation of fixtures, plumbing leaks, signs of water intrusion and electrical safety conditions, among other things.

Chair Leg Through The Floor

Table Leg

Had to do a double take during this home inspection! Viewed from the basement, there was a chair leg in the ceiling that had protruded through the floor underneath the dining room. The funny thing is that it was loose, but they never took it out. The home had new carpet.

Sink Foil Repair

sink foil repair

There are a number of items that could  be called out with this photo, but the most obvious is the fact that someone tried to repair this plumbing using aluminum foil!  Often on home inspections, we come across items that seem silly and items that would be considered amateur plumbing.  One more reason it is critical to have a home inspection before purchasing a home.

Shower Next To Main Panel

shower next to main electrical panel

Here’s an interesting home inspection find from South Florida.  A shower next to the main electrical panel.  Even though this is outdoor, anytime an area has electric and water in the same vicinity, it is evaluated as a safety item.

Rusted and Foil

rusted and foil

Although most homebuyers could discern that something may not be right here, a professionally trained inspector can identify and report the defects. In this instance, the flue pipe for the water heater was not installed correctly.  A home inspection report provided by a team of professionals enables clients to make an informed decision about the home they are looking to purchase.

Return Duct by Oven

Return Duct by oven

In this interesting home inspection find, the air return was located next to the oven.  That’s one way to keep a nice aroma of food circulating around.

Light Fixture

amateur light fixture

This DIY light is an easy cosmetic fix, but it could also be a potential safety concern for a homeowner. Although fully functioning, this is considered amateur wiring and a professional home inspector would make recommendations to consult with a qualified electrician for repairs and further evaluation.

Jacked Up

air handler supported by a jack

This home inspection uncovered an air handler being supported by a car jack. The attic is an area of the home that homebuyers don’t typically see before closing, so the home inspection is critical to discovering insights into it’s condition.  Inspectors will observe structural components, existing heating and cooling equipment, fans and insulation, among other things.

Dryer Vent

dryer vent in garage door

In this home inspection, a dryer vent was observed venting through the garage door, preventing the homeowners from opening it.  Often home inspections uncover items that are not ideally designed, but do function. This is part of what makes the home inspection report so valuable to homebuyers.