Strange things I have seen during an inspection.

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Home Inspector with Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections 10072923

Strange things I have seen during an inspection.

I ran into a couple of really strange looking ways to decorate the home.

One persons "IDEA" of interior decorating  just might not be my cup of tea.

How about you take a look and see what you think of these "IDEA'S".

This first shot was in the living room of the home. This application went around the entire room.

Metal roofing as a wainscot.

All I could think of was "O.K.".

22 Calibur shells.

I opened the closet to inspect it and what did I see? But a bunch of 22 shells.

Yes these were very "LIVE SHELLS".

Kids beware.

Toilet paper hanger in closet.

Here is a closet with a tiolet paper hanger mounted in the back of the wall.

The closet measured three feet by three feet.

Too small for a "used to be commode".

Have a great day everyone. If you "LIKE" this post hit the like button.

Best, Clint Mckie

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Clint  McKie

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Comments (35)

Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hey Fred,

Thank you for the concerns.

The wild fires are on the other side of the state.

I hope they stay there. This is a really big fire this time.

Back to the post, Funny what we find and sometimes never give it a second thought.

Thanks for the comment, Have a good evening in Florida.

Best, Clint McKie

Jun 03, 2012 10:14 AM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Jay,

I did tell the realtor about the shells.

They said they would go and remove them.

As far as the TP holder being full....HMMMM.

I just don't know. Thank you for the comment.

Have a good night in virginia.

Best, clint McKie

Jun 03, 2012 10:32 AM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Anita,

Yes there will be. Just wait for the next post.

Have a great night at the Farm in Georgia.

Thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

Jun 03, 2012 10:40 AM
Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

Clint was there a hole in the floor under the carpet?  Of course where is the water supply?  It would be interesting to know the real story behind some of the stuff we see so we wouldn't have to have so much fun making stuff up about it :)

Jun 03, 2012 02:23 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Morning Clint the closet with the roll of toilet paper was got me to wondering and I really don't want to go there.  Anyway another great post thanks

Jun 03, 2012 08:14 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Charles,

No hole under anything.

Just a closet with the paper holder in the wall. Vinyl floor covering and a marlite wall covering.

But thinking up stuff is the best way to have fun.

Have a great day in Seattle.

Best, Clint McKie

Jun 03, 2012 08:30 PM
Al Raymondi
Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida - Ormond Beach, FL
Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales

You sure find some strange stuff Clint, great photos.  Have a great week.

Jun 03, 2012 08:31 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi James,

The paper holder and roll is as you see it. I don't have a clue as to why it's there in a closet.

Have a good day of selling in Rogers Arkansas my friend.

Best, Clint McKie 

Jun 03, 2012 08:33 PM
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Clint.  You need to have a long reach to get at the toilet paper.  Bring the Sears catalog instead:)

Jun 03, 2012 08:44 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Clint, for sharing your home inspection adventures.  You never know what you will see next.

We always recommend a professional home inspection.

Have an outstanding week, with your camera in hand.

Jun 03, 2012 08:45 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Clint, just when I think I have seen it all, I can read one of your blogs and be cured! Keep them coming! Enjoy your day! As Roy says, keep your camera in hand, cause you can't make up what you see! 

Jun 03, 2012 09:55 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Clint, that's eerie. So what's a person to do, shut the door and pretend nothings wrong?

There's definitely something wrong with all of these pictures!

Did you google the address or do a people's search?

Hmmmm.... doesn't sound good at all!

 

Several years ago I walked into tha dreary house. The lock lock was tough to open, the smell was atrocious, it was dark and when I turned the light on, all four walls were covered with children's photographs. I closed the door because my client said, "Let's get out of here now!" So I did, but that image never left my memory and I wondered about it for a long, long time.

Jun 03, 2012 10:45 PM
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Clint ...It never ceases to amaze me the things you find!!!  Keep up the great work in Carlsbad!

Jun 04, 2012 11:19 AM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Conrad.

Now there's an idea to consider. LOL

Best, Clint McKie

Jun 05, 2012 09:10 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Roy and Delores,

I try to get everyone to get a really good certified inspector to inspect a home they are buying.

But some listen to the less reputable agents and get a bad inspection.

Should have listened to me.

Have a great day.

Best, Clint McKie

Jun 05, 2012 09:23 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Wayne,

This is so true.

I get to see all kinds of stuff that makes me stand there and shake my head in disbelief.

Have a good day in Fort Myers.

Best, Clint Mckie 

Jun 05, 2012 09:25 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Patricia,

None of those things.

But there are those homes from time to time that make me want to leave when i walk in.

EEEERIE to say the least.

"Time to go".

Have a good day in Flower Mound, Texas.

Best, Clint Mckie

Jun 05, 2012 09:29 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Rob,

I am always looking for that "kinda weird thing to share".

Have a great day in Bristol, Tennessee my friend.

Best, Clint mckie

Jun 05, 2012 09:44 PM
Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

Clint, just wondering if this is considered "trendy" in NM?  When I was a teenager, I made bookshelves out of boards and empty Hi-C cans.  I thought they looked groovy.  I still think they look better than your examples, lol.

Jun 05, 2012 10:16 PM
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

Good evening Clint.

I always enjoy reading your posts.

I did learn a great deal from your experience.

Jun 14, 2012 11:19 AM