Do you go into a store and read the labels on a product? I read some product labels, but certainly not on everything I buy. Who has time for that!
Now when were talking about home inspections I'm a label hound. I look for a label on anything that is going to give me information on something in the house.
Some of these labels may not be apparent to the untrained eye. Yes indeed it takes a highly skilled professional such as myself to seek out these elusive bits of information.
One place to search for labels is in the bathroom. No I don't mean on the bottle of Sani-Flush. Everyone knows you aren't supposed to drink that stuff. Well maybe everyone except a certain squirrel.
Any how I look for labels on the windows. What's that you say; labels on the windows would be unsightly and block your view. Well I'm talking about very tiny labels in the corners of the glass panes.
When there is a tub or shower with windows, (who's idea was it to put windows in the shower or tub?) the window glass must be tempered. Tempered glass is often referred to as safety glass. The way you can tell its safety glass is by the tiny label etched in the corner. If the window has a stick on label, that is NO good. The label must be etched.
So now when you slip and fall in the tub, break through and fall out the window the glass will shatter in to tiny little pieces. Un-tempered glass breaks in to large knife like shards that will come plummeting down at you like a knife throwers daggers. This of course will create a big mess in the yard.
The next time you are sharing a tub with a friend look at those windows. Do you see a tiny label in the corner? If not you best be extra careful getting in and out of that tub.
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