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Jay wrote another great post and this one about why it is a GREAT idea to do the home inspection on a rainy day! Especially older homes but in truth ANY home can have problems that only show up in a downpour!
Sometimes people will call me to ask if our scheduled home inspection should be canceled because it's a rainy day. Of course I say NO! When it's raining and water is flowing, on, off and around a house, you can see things not otherwise manifest!
Take this house for instance. When I got there it had been raining all night and well into the morning. It was raining hard at the time I arrived. Taking the time to carry my things to the front porch, I noticed this leaking under the front porch roof.
There isn't any reason why water should be dripping from around that wood trim, the ceiling drywall and inside the siding!
There was a pretty good puddle at the bottom, so obviously this had been happening all night.
Was it leaking inside too?
Let's see, um, yep, it's leaking!
The moisture meter stopped at over 30%. That's lots of moisture!
The house is one year old and never lived in.
It is custom built and expensive.
Such leaking would be exceptionally unusual.
So, why the leaking?
Just a slight issue with a lack of step flashing where the siding meets the shingles over the front porch roof.
It has been like this since the day they installed the shingles. Flashing was an after thought.
Now, had we postponed this inspection due to rain, this slightflaw would not have been so easily noticed!
Remember, CUSTOM builder!
So next time you're tempted to postpone a home inspection due to rain, think again!
My recommendation: If it's raining, and you are scheduled for a home inspection, keep the appointment! Come prepared for the rain and plan to look around. You might see something revealing, and that you might not otherwise have opportunity to see!
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia
If you are thinking of purchasing in the Palm Harbor, Crystal Beach, Safety Harbor, Dunedin, Tarpon Springs area or along our pristine Gulf Beaches, give me a call! With years of experience in the local real estate market, I am here to assist you in making one of the most important purchases of your life! Give me a call today! Find out for yourself why living along the Gulf Coast is indeed living in Paradise!
Having grown up in south Tampa and lived here in Pinellas County for the last 20+ years, I know the area well!
Give me a call today at 727-512-0910 or send an e-mail to email@example.com. Be sure to visit my web site: www.barbarajo.com
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