(440) 521-5399 With foreclosures still prevalent in cuyahoga county. As a home inspector I see this more often than I would like to. At this home inspection Cleveland, Ohio the water main is disconnected at the meter. A common practice done by the utility company for the bank to protect the home from freezing pipes during the winter. This also prevents the intrusion of mold if a pipe should burst...which can be a big deterrent from a future buyer from buying the home. This home was discounted $140,000 dollars from its sales price from three years ago.
The problem with doing these types of inspection when the water is off is the plumbing cannot be inspected. So on top of the price for a home inspection the buyer is gonna pay another $100.00 dollars to have our firm come back out to inspect the plumbing systems. I guess that is a small price to pay seeing they bought this home at a big discount.
Crown Inspection Solutions
20800 Center Ridge Rd.
Rocky River, Ohio 44116