By the end of our first try at having our prospective piece of East Mountain Real Estate inspected, we had a plan.
As the home is a short sale, the sellers aren’t able to help much. The listing agent’s office was willing to pay to have the power turned back on for a day. The inspector agreed to come back out the following Wednesday, March 23, to finish up his work.
The next week, we reassembled at the house. Our home inspector went right to work, powered up the well pump and promptly created a flood situation in the first floor. Broken pipes!
Albuquerque real estate has had some ferocious cold this winter and an empty house is even more susceptible to winter damage. Right where the main line came out of the slab toward the pressure tank, there were multiple splits, cracks and plain old breaks.
Our agent began the phone calls to the listing agent about how to and who would get the pipes fixed.
The inspector, ever resourceful, discovered that there were threads on the water pipe and there just happened to be a nearby garden hose. He hooked them together and began running water out onto the spring bulbs in the flower bed. He could at least get a pressure reading and a water sample.
After completing an examination of the electrical systems, there still needed to be a flow through, I guess you could call it, of the septic tank. Though the tank looked good, the inspector needed to ensure water flowed from the house and to the tank. For this, naturally, we need proper plumbing function.
We set a tentative date for the following week and called it day, again. Round three of the home inspection would happen after the plumbing repairs.
Almost a month left until the closing date, no sweat..right??
I’ll keep you updated!