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Are Home Inspectors Really Worth It?
Recently, I put an offer on a condo. Naturally (and as I tell my buyers) I get a home inspection. What a joke!!! So the inspector uses this hick a ma jig to check the outlets for GFCI compliance, and another hick a ma jig to test for dampness where water spots appear on under a sink near the plumbing (oh, and I almost forgot -he even took a good picture of it), and a temp gun (lol -I know that term instead of hick a ma jig) to check the AC in the unit. He opens the electrical box to see if anything is out of place -of course there's a double wired breaker -a no no! The water tank is original 18 yrs old (rusty) and the inspector goes on to tell me things are minor.
24 hours later I get the written report. Goes like this: several outlets not GFCI protected (have it evaluated by a licensed electrician), plumbing under sink shows signs of past leak (have it evaluated by a licensed plumber), Electrical breaker has double wires (have it evaluated by licensed electrician), water tank at end of life (have it evaluated by a licensed plumber), dampness detected in ... more
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