The worse closet I've ever seen!

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Home Inspector with Pillar To Post Professional Home Inspection

I was browsing through some old pictures and came across BY FAR the worse closet I've seen.  So I had to share it.  The water heater didn't look so good either.  And there was also a pipe leaking under the house.  Oh yeah, and did I mention the roof? This was from March 2005.  What a great house.

Comments (49)

Erol Kartal
Schaumburg, IL

And to think some will inspect these 'things' for peanuts. Yikes!

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Apr 28, 2008 07:16 AM
Joseph Lang
Pillar To Post Professional Home Inspection - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Home Inspector, Southern California
Erol, great point, I hadn't thought about that.
Apr 28, 2008 10:01 AM
Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

Thats just a little water clean right up coat of paint you'll never know it was there YEAH RIGHT!!

 Looks like the owners will have to strip this back to the studs.

Apr 29, 2008 07:45 AM
Joseph Lang
Pillar To Post Professional Home Inspection - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Home Inspector, Southern California
Steve, that's funny, but seem people really do seem to think a little cleaning and paint will fix anything  :-)
May 01, 2008 02:37 AM
John LeBaron
Chimney Check Professionals - La Crescenta, CA

Blech, That is nasty. I sure hope that they had a mold and moisture inspection done and had that place remediated before living in there. My lungs hurt just thinking about it!

May 01, 2008 04:46 AM
Joseph Lang
Pillar To Post Professional Home Inspection - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Home Inspector, Southern California

John, the sad part is there was an extremely overweight, possibly bed-ridden, man who lived there.  Vary sad.

May 09, 2008 10:35 AM
Rob Kleinschmidt
Pillar To Post Professional Home Inspections - Lake Geneva, WI

WOW!  Did you find the good part of the house anywhere?  What exactly did they want you to inspect for here?

May 12, 2008 03:01 PM
Brandon Watson
Team Sandy Blanton Realty, Inc. - Pensacola, FL
Short Sale Expert

As an investor, I see nasty, moldy stuff like this and think $$$$ to be made! It is disguisting though.

Jun 06, 2008 11:39 AM
Robin Willis
eXp Realty - Tucson, AZ
CDPE, SRES, Associate Broker

Looks like a case for demolition.  ;-)

Jun 21, 2008 06:30 AM
Jacques Mountain
Dream Home Inspections/203K Consultant - Fayetteville, GA
Inspector/203K Consultant

Great pictures!

Sep 09, 2008 02:20 PM
Jon Wnoroski
America's 1st Choice RH Realty Co., Inc. - Green, OH
Summit County Realtor

Great pictures.  I've been in a number of HUD homes and have seen some terrible conditions.  Some of the homes I've been in have really been beaten up!

Sep 09, 2008 11:27 PM
Frank Peters
The Home Consultant - Inspection Services - Champaign, IL

Yuck!!!

I had an inspection about a month ago, a foreclosure vacant for while, utilities shut off, and trash everywhere.  The basement was unbearable, similar to your pics.   The buyers called me last week to re-inspect, because they finally got the utilities on.  As I pulled up I saw a big dumpster and 2 flatbed trailers full of garbage/debris.  Still gave me the Hee Bee - Gee Bees just looking at the trash outside in the daylight. 

All part of our job!

Frank Peters
The Home Consultant - Inspection Services
Champaign, Illinois

Sep 10, 2008 05:16 AM
Dan Hagman
ProSite Home Inspections - Pleasant Hill, Iowa - Pleasant Hill, IA
ProSite Home Inspections, LLC

Hey Joe;

The light bulb and water heater drain valve look good!

Sep 12, 2008 01:05 PM
Anita Beach
RE/MAX Select Real Estate - Maple Valley, WA
Real Estate Assistant - Maple Valley, WA

Those are some scary pictures. I closed a house this summer that had mold all over the crawl space - not a good time :)

Oct 06, 2008 03:22 PM
John LaRocca
LaRocca Inspections - Burbank, CA

You always have such great photos, I hope you recommended a mold/moisture inspection!

Jan 13, 2009 09:56 AM
Joseph Lang
Pillar To Post Professional Home Inspection - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Home Inspector, Southern California

John, thanksfor the compliment.  Mold inspection, yes, but I carry a moisture meter so no need for that, there was definite moisture... and I still remember the odor.

Jan 15, 2009 03:30 AM
Jim Allhiser
Perfection Inspection, Inc. - Salem, OR
Salem, Oregon Home Inspector

Joseph:  Thats a good one.  Kind of interesting to see how people can let there home turn in to that!

Jan 28, 2009 12:47 AM
Erol Kartal
Schaumburg, IL

There will ALWAYS be one that is worse than the other. Give it time. :-)

Feb 05, 2009 03:35 PM
Randy King
Prokore Inspections - Mankato, MN
Home. Enclosure. Code.

WOW, that is pretty crazy John, good post and pictures.

Mar 13, 2009 03:44 PM
Terry Chenier
Homelife Glenayre Realty - Mission, BC

Loeseph,

That place is a disaster. Almost, let's start over from the ground up.

Apr 24, 2009 05:56 PM